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Beau is our Selecta for the top with Bowen’s glam god climax.

You have to appreciate music fans it takes a lot o..

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You have to appreciate music fans it takes a lot of
our grey matter to come up with headlines this good and we only really go to
such an effort when we think there is the talent to match so it grabs your
attention and drives into your laughter buds and makes you think, ‘Hey This
Beau guy must be something special if they have caught our busy brain cells
attention with a wittastic headline like that’ . So go on tell you more is that
what you are saying well we will do that and we will do that right
now…..actually not right now as I have to emblazon my faze with some stick on
stars, reach into the back of my aunt’s shoe cabinet, yes she has a shoe
cabinet, and find her wonderful classic Bowie style platform shoes , the ones
with the purple and red stripes , and then get my mp3 to vinyl converter and
finally fit my mirror ball to my ceiling and yes I am all ready to tell you
about Beau Bowen. And what better place to start than his music , here you are
have a gander at these.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeauBowenFans

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beaubowenofficial/?hl=en

Website: www.beaubowenofficial.com

Soundcloud [for review purposes only]: https://soundcloud.com/user-414172715/sets/album/s-MZN7e

Soundcloud for A Rock ‘N’ Roll Story: https://soundcloud.com/user-414172715/a-rock-n-roll-story-single-version/s-73x9f

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2TssBV2UNLeKymiNrzBQN4

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGKiSz3h2o3s93C5jf14N6wY

Cosmic guitar hero; glam overlord; star child in
flares – Beau Bowen is all of these and far more. His effortlessly groovy,
melodically colossal songs have stepped straight of out of classic 70s top ten
singles charts…or maybe the 60s…or the 80s…or…

Part of Beau Bowen’s genius is that his music manages
to evoke some of the iconic names of musicians from across the decades, from
Bowie to Bolan, from Prince to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, whilst
retaining a sound which is immediately his own. If you ever dared to dream the
phrases ‘prog’ and ‘glam’ would become cool, the waiting is over. Beau Bowen is
your new hero.

Hailing originally from Australia, Beau Bowen is now
firmly based in London, his lair festooned with flares, sequinned capes,
feathered caps and boots requiring a step ladder to get into but most importantly,
the base from which his extraordinary music is born. His gift for lyrics and
melody is matched by a prodigious talent for guitar-playing, his virtuoso
Fender Strat outbursts aided by a passion for vintage gear, minimoogs and an
array of flashy pedals. With heavy doses of psychedelia mixed into his sound,
it’s rare that a fully-fledged rock star emerges from the firmament but with
Beau Bowen, it’s difficult to imagine a more complete article.

Beau Bowen’s debut opus is entitled, with typically
tongue-in-cheek style, The Great Anticlimax, the title track from which is the
forthcoming single. Alongside other key tracks, such as the debut single, A
Rock ‘n’ Roll Story, The Great Anticlimax is a REAL album, with heart-breaking
tales of a failed romance with a stripper; heart-warming stories of true
romance with a stripper and an invitation to be dazzled by the mysteries of his
glitter volcano of a brain. Recorded using vintage synths, it was produced by
Miles James (Tom Odell); was mixed by 5-times Grammy Award-winner Jimmy
Douglass (Led Zeppelin; Roxy Music; Timbaland) and mastered by Grammy-winner
Mike Bozzi (Kendrick Lamar; Tupac; Childish Gambino).

Now do us all a favour and rush to your local record
shop and buy his music…..errrr…we’ve gone to far now we are going to have a lie
down.

The Big Build Up to The Great Anti-climax:

Beau Bowen’s Glam Revolution

Artist: Beau Bowen

Title: The Great Anticlimax

Release: Album Out Now

Lead Track: The Great Anticlimax; A Rock ‘n’ Roll Story

F.F.O: T-Rex; Jeff Buckley; Prince

“A nostalgist’s wet-dream on two legs” – https://rawramp.me/

Cosmic guitar hero; glam overlord; star child in flares –
Beau Bowen is all of these and far more. His effortlessly groovy, melodically
colossal songs have stepped straight of out of classic 70s top ten singles
charts…or maybe the 60s…or the 80s…or…

Part of Beau Bowen’s genius is that his music manages to
evoke some of the iconic names of musicians from across the decades, from Bowie
to Bolan, from Prince to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, whilst retaining a
sound which is immediately his own. If you ever dared to dream the phrases
‘prog’ and ‘glam’ would become cool, the waiting is over. Beau Bowen is your
new hero.

Hailing originally from Australia, Beau Bowen is now firmly
based in London, his lair festooned with flares, sequinned capes, feathered
caps and boots requiring a step ladder to get into but most importantly, the
base from which his extraordinary music is born. His gift for lyrics and melody
is matched by a prodigious talent for guitar-playing, his virtuoso Fender Strat
outbursts aided by a passion for vintage gear, minimoogs and an array of flashy
pedals. With heavy doses of psychedelia mixed into his sound, it’s rare that a
fully-fledged rock star emerges from the firmament but with Beau Bowen, it’s
difficult to imagine a more complete article.

Beau Bowen’s debut opus is entitled, with typically
tongue-in-cheek style, The Great Anticlimax, the title track from which is the
forthcoming single. Alongside other key tracks, such as the debut single, A
Rock ‘n’ Roll Story, The Great Anticlimax is a REAL album, with heart-breaking
tales of a failed romance with a stripper; heart-warming stories of true
romance with a stripper and an invitation to be dazzled by the mysteries of his
glitter volcano of a brain. Recorded using vintage synths, it was produced by Miles
James (Tom Odell); was mixed by 5-times Grammy Award-winner Jimmy Douglass (Led
Zeppelin; Roxy Music; Timbaland) and mastered by Grammy-winner Mike Bozzi
(Kendrick Lamar; Tupac; Childish Gambino).

1.
The Great Anticlimax

2.
A Rock ‘n’ Roll Story

3.
Time is an Illusion Baby

4.
Comic Renaissance I

5.
Messianic Indulgence II

6.
Cosmic Renaissance II

7.
The Life I Chose for Myself

8.
Universe in Reverse

9.
Bisolar Disorder

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beaubowenofficial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeauBowenFans

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/beaubowenofficial/?hl=en

Website: www.beaubowenofficial.com

Soundcloud [for review purposes only]: https://soundcloud.com/user-414172715/sets/album/s-MZN7e

Soundcloud for A Rock ‘N’ Roll Story: https://soundcloud.com/user-414172715/a-rock-n-roll-story-single-version/s-73x9f

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2TssBV2UNLeKymiNrzBQN4

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGKiSz3h2o3s93C5jf14N6wY

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No1 Showcase: The Art Of David Hicks

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David Hicks is a photographer who is just as interested in the behind-the-scenes stories as he is in the stories themselves. A true photojournalist, Hicks aims to capture every aspect of waking life.

Whether that be everyday activities on the streets of Cuba to the passionate and dynamic tango culture in Buenos Aries, Hicks will be there to experience it and share it. He says of his tango collection: “The Tango, a now-popular dance between a man and a woman, started in its current form in the mid-1800s, after a massive migration to Argentina, mostly by men. Because men outnumbered women by quite some number, the only way for a man to get close to a woman was via a brothel or by dance. The men practiced together, as you’d have to be a great dancer to get a woman’s attention. So, this very sexual dance you see now was born out of the reality for men in those old days. Nowadays, you see it performed often, usually on the street corners of Buenos Aires, with live musicians or a pre-recorded soundtrack, and they do it for the tips!”

Follow David’s work down below:  HiXposure (@hixposure) / Twitter  HiXposure | Facebook HiXposure Photography (@hixposure) • Instagram photos and videos

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No1 News: The Mad Game Embark On Their Latest Rage Against The Machine

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It can always be a struggle when you music possesses such a crucial and pertinent message and yet you’re blocked by the damning limitations of ‘going under the radar’ – electronic animated anarchists ‘The Mad Game’ know this all too well.

The band’s debut EP, ‘Player One’, is a righteous middle finger to what they describe as ‘The Mad Game’ – the absurdities in society that have been integrated as the status quo – after tangling with governments, security services and local mafia. Their message of outrage and vitriol is a potent one found across the EPs five tracks – a mere morsel of their true potential – and is certainly enough to make listeners pay attention.

The trio’s soundscape is an eclectic one: the righteous indignation of the best punk music married beautifully to the jarring and skittish landscapes of the best electronica. The lead track, ‘Game Over ‘, in particular makes a phenomenal first impression to the animated anarchists with members Sonu, Karla and Sonya giving their respective inputs to this chilling three-pronged attack. What these newcomers nail best is their sincerity.

It’s hard to take such a venomous assault from someone you don’t genuinely believe has lived through the horrors that they detail – The Mad Game give off no such illusion. What you hear is authentic and those unaware of the band’s craft will soon learn to such things. It makes for a truly gripping and inspiring experience.

This is not a project that anyone should overlook regardless of their tastes; thoughtful, well crafted and genuine music. Not something 2021 receives in surplus.

Follow The Mad Game below: Twitter: https://twitter.com/MadGameOfficial Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madgameofficial/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/25Aqc6ubzXLDlNUw6qYV35 Bandcamp: https://madgameofficial.bandcamp.com/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUhBz3vBndOL6fV__qTn-qQ

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No1 Finds: Tunetables – A Stylish Solution To Music Storage

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“The Tunetables idea was borne,” says Rob Chappelhow, the man behind a range of ingenious new storage solutions, “out of a personal desire to have my music collection around me once again.”

That’s something all of us record-collector’s can empathise with. Now, I’ve banged on before about how, for many of us, digital streaming doesn’t cut it. Streaming services are great, but for a large number of us hard-core music fans, we want something we can hold in our sweaty hands, right? But, once you have all those lovely records, where do you put them?

Flat-pack shelving is fine, but it’s hardly inspiring. That’s where the Tunetables range comes into its own. More words from Rob Chappelhow, who explains that the idea came to him during a visit to  the Joe Strummer Archive exhibition in the basement of Fred Perry’s flagship store in Covent Garden – “Set out under an acrylic plinth was Strummer’s personal tape cassette collection…his musical heritage and inspiration perfectly showcased.”

It was totally spellbinding. I soon started to conceptualise how I could create my own version of this…a personal time capsule of life-affirming music. I wanted something that could be inherently useful, something that I would see and use every day, and that would be a talking point for like-minded music enthusiasts.”

And lo! Tunetables was born… What Chappelhow has done is to take brand new music-equipment flight-cases (the type we are well-used to seeing lugged around by roadies and musicians) and turn them into hand-crafted storage solutions for your CDs, tapes and vinyl. It’s a wonderful idea and, most importantly, they look great. As mentioned, each case is built by hand, and can be personalised with your own initials (or whatever you fancy). Storage ranges from 100 – 500 for CDs, 30 – 60 for tapes, and 75 for vinyl. That’s not a bad amount at all. I can see a lot of people going for this, from pro and semi-pro musicians to plain music-lovers such as myself. This is modern design with an old-school aesthetic. Check them out for yourself!

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