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Sonic Youth , Bob Dylan , Patti Smith band members come together for new Charmian Devi project.

So it’s like all your dreams come true when you ar..

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So it’s like all your dreams come true when you are
able to assemble some of the best musicians in rock history to come together
and feature on one project but for that to happen you need to be loaded with
talent and Charmian Devi is indeed totally loaded with talent.
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.

But what happened about the stuff concerning all the
superstar names involved in the project and a little bird or actually the cool
guys at Quite Great PR, told us there was also a top, top producer involved. Ok
well we are goingt to tell you as one things for sure, Folk-rock trooper,
Charmian Devi, doesn’t do things by halves – not content with already writing
two of this year’s most infectious and seething rock songs, she assembled a
band featuring some of rock’s most revered names to do it: guitarist Lenny Kaye
(Patti Smith Group); Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan’s bass player since 1989; Tom
Waits; Paul Simon) and Sonic Youth drummer, Steve Shelley, not to mention the
talented work of Marc Urselli behind the production desk (six-times nominated
and three-times Grammy award winner: Lou Reed; Mike Patton; Keith Richards; ZZ
Top and many more!) Proving her standing among these rock luminaries, Charmian
Devi is your new rock hero.

Watch the promo video for No Peace here: https://youtu.be/1fm5cqoiGRI

…and the lyric video for Radio of None here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43ravqD7tFE

So don’t forget it’s out now

Rock Royalty Assemble to Back Charmian Devi on New Single

Artist: Charmian Devi

Title: Radio of None; No Peace

Release: Radio of None Released 8th April

F.F.O: Lou Reed; Patti Smith; Bob Dylan

Pic – William Semeraro

“Charmian Devi has a unique gift for arrangements and
composition. Vocals are sweet and sultry. She has talent and her music a sultry
and fresh effort.” – Michele McManmon, The LA Indie Music Examiner.

“‘Such a Disgrace’ is the exact opposite with her song. It’s
a groovy soul that makes your go out to her.” -IndieDial.com

Folk-rock trooper, Charmian Devi, doesn’t do things by
halves – not content with already writing two of this year’s most infectious
and seething rock songs, she assembled a band featuring some of rock’s most
revered names to do it: guitarist Lenny Kaye (Patti Smith Group); Tony Garnier
(Bob Dylan’s bass player since 1989; Tom Waits; Paul Simon) and Sonic Youth
drummer, Steve Shelley, not to mention the talented work of Marc Urselli behind
the production desk (six-times nominated and three-times Grammy award winner:
Lou Reed; Mike Patton; Keith Richards; ZZ Top and many more!) Proving her
standing among these rock luminaries, Charmian Devi is your new rock hero.

Watch the promo video for No Peace here: https://youtu.be/1fm5cqoiGRI

…and the lyric video for Radio of None here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43ravqD7tFE

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
times”

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 Urselli

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Charmian-Devi-101372286598238/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CharmDevi

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charmiandevi/

Website: https://www.charmiandevi.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/artist-charmian-devi

Spotify: https://artists.spotify.com/c/artist/5wd3mulMz93WJDdB7xROqP/profile/overview

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDhZE7xWeCvwfAgZ1cyFPuQ

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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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