Stuck in the Middle with You
I can't believe I'm writing this from Belgrade. Believe it or not I'm here for the next few days. The reasons are not as obvious as they may seem and I hope to be able to blog about something other than the obvious over the coming days. Meanwhile, I've produced the 114th podcast in my weekly Mużika Mod Ieħor series.
This week the podcast opens with a double dose of Niki Gravino. First a remix by Toby of Pieces from the superb 2007 album The Politics of Double Beds. This is followed by Catwalk Baby from the same album. I've managed to get my hands on courtesy of the Gravino marketing machine and I must say that I'm mighty grateful. The CD production is outstanding and the whole thing is a milestone in alternative Maltese music.
Bitterside are preparing to launch an album called Underrated on the 29th of May. To promote it, they've released a single called A Selfish Cry. After it comes out I'm sure I'll play you another track from it. This band has worked hard over the last few years to establish itself as a household name in Malta. Once their album is released they'll certainly be one step closer to achieving their goal.
From time to time I like to keep up with various local bands to see what they're up to. Recently my attention was drawn back to Item, a metal band I originally featured on the MMI series about a year and a half ago. I honestly can't keep up with their line-up changes but I must say I am glad that they're still churning out recordings and the core is strong enough to keep the band going. They've released a couple of unmastered tracks on their MySpace page from what appears to be an album in the making entitled The God The Slave The Machine. The one I've selected to end this week's podcast with is called Birth of a Myth. And it's an excellent place to leave my podcast for this week...until the next episode.
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