Show notes for the 251st Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:
Eve Ransom – Shine
The dependable sound of Brendan Jackson’s band returns once again with a relatively short song packed with all the goodness we’ve come to expect from Eve Ransom. They are foremost in the Maltese exponents of this genre and I seriously doubt there will ever be a strong enough contender to take that away from them.
nosnow/noalps – Far Into the Night (Without You)
Nick Morales returns along with the other members of this formidable Maltese alternative rock band to release this single ahead of their debut album launch. ROMANTIKPOLITIK is set to hit the public on Saturday 16 April 2011. Although I’ll miss the official launch by a few days, I’m sure I’ll be playing more tracks from the album on upcoming editions of the MMI podcast.
The Areola Treat – Nothing There
Another debut album launching in April is Pleasure Machines, featuring one of Malta’s most outstanding rock vocalists: Lisa Micallef-Grimaud. The album will be released officially on Saturday 23 April 2011 at The Black Pearl in Ta’ Xbiex, with a guest appearance by Clandestines. This album too will undoubtedly feature again in future segments of the MMI series.
Festen – Ed’s Night Out
I’ve always been impressed by Oliver Degabriele’s prolific career as a bass player. Any Maltese music connoisseur surely knows his name or at least has seen/heard him play double bass at least once. It was therefore a great pleasure to discover that Festen, the France-basaed band he plays double-bass with regularly has released a live album (recorded at Périscope in Lyon on 12/2/11) and released it as a download on Bandcamp for just €2.99 It’s wonderful to hear this type of music played live and this recording seems to do great justice to the sound of the band.