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Canadian rocker Charmian Devi rises like a phoenix with help of rock glitterarti.

You can’t get a better name for a rock goddess tha..



You can’t get a better name for a rock goddess than
Charmian Devi, she sounds mean and you don’t mess with her that’s what we feel
, but actually when you get donw to it Charmian’s style is beautifully poetic
and actually pretty gentle, have a look at the video for her new track and see
what you think –

You dig, yes? Well we do dig it indeed and we dig
Charmian and even better her music is all ready for you to enjoy and stream etc
here are samples –








What else do you need to know ? Try this for size, and
you will now have the full story including what the legends within her band and
the grammy producer think , then if you are not hooked, well there’s no
pleasing you , but we know you will be hooked and you will just be shouting out
your isolating window ‘ WE LOVE CHARMIAN!’

Based in Canada, after her father emigrated from
London to Montreal, Charmian Devi has spent her life as a musician, from
melodic garage bands through to lead singer and songwriter for 90s punk band,
Wretched Ethyl who became one of Canada’s most talked-about bands, opening for
the likes of Seattle grunge legends, 7 Year Bitch and punk icons, Nomeansno.
Their demise after four fraught years sadly coincided with the tragic death of her
husband – it was from the burning embers of this dark and harrowing time that
Charmian Devi relocated to London for two years to rebuild her life. Still
haunted by her turbulent past, she returned to Canada and a new Charmian
emerged, a songwriter and musician who was truly able to crystallise her
experiences and express them through her music.

“I really enjoyed recording with Charmian
Devi…her songs remind me of bands like the

Velvet Underground, raw intuitive and in-tune with the

Bassist, Tony Garnier

Dedicated to a life in music and resolutely opposed to
authoritarian regimes and dogma, Charmian is the embodiment of everything rock
n roll stands for: truth; revolution and unyielding artistry. Her latest
single, Radio of None is available on 8th April.

“I’ve really enjoyed producing Charmian because there
are fewer and fewer artists today that play inspired & raw folk/rock music
and are not trying to polish everything to sound more commercial. Her music
speaks the truth and she puts all of herself into her songs. That’s also why I
wanted to use musicians that are comfortable in an environment of spontaneous
music that’s rough around the edges but carries a meaning and an attitude.
Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and Sonic Youth are all raw and unapologetic and make
great rock and/or folk music with powerful lyrics and meanings, so choosing
Lenny, Tony and Steve was an obvious choice because that is exactly what
Charmian does too!”

Three-times Grammy Award-winning producer, Marc

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No1 Showcase: The Art Of David Hicks




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

Website: HiXPOSURE | Travel Photography

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




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.

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No1 Finds: Tunetables – A Stylish Solution To Music Storage




“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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