Mixing pop and politics...

A place for your creative output - music, photos, videos, poetry, whatever

Moderators: marowak, Blonde, skhmmxi

Post Reply
ealswitha
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:08 pm

Mixing pop and politics...

Post by ealswitha » Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:50 pm

http://www.facebook.com/ealswitha

My sister and I have released an EP entitled Townes Van Zandt Saved Your Life. It was recorded in squat in Bristol on a budget of a packet of fags. It deals with issues of rural poverty, bankruptcy, death and addiction. As serious as that is, we try and do it with a smile on our face and would adore your help in putting out something we can be proud of.

We grew up as Punk Rock kids and were into bands like Bad Religion, Fungazi, the Descendents as well as lighter stuff like the Police and Green Day. As we've got a bit older we moved with the folk revival and as such folks like Frank Turner and Seth Lakeman have been big influences on us - while maintaining some of the angst and foundations of punk rock. Being from rural hampshire all these influences have a somewhat very English twist to them all; while both my sister and I harbour rigidly anti establishment political views that are more sincere, lived out and nuanced than much of the spray on politics that artists are taught to be proponents of. I would absolutely adore it if you guys could share our music around, like us on facebook and generally show us some love.

I'd love your thoughts especially on making sure you're creating good art while at the same time making the social commentary that you feel has to be made.

Thanks you for your time.
William and Francesca
Ealswitha

http://open.spotify.com/track/2FFHc8RvmI9OPL80dQ8sgT

User avatar
Watergirl
Posts: 704
Joined: Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:59 pm
Location: Dublin

Re: Mixing pop and politics...

Post by Watergirl » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:20 pm

I just listened to all three tracks. It was the title of your EP that caught me straightaway.
Excellent stuff. Wishing you both the best of luck with it.
872 1064 1084 1087 1088 1133 1134 1184 1185 1216 1257 1281 1282 1307 1308 1309 1310 1364 1444 1445 1446 1463 1527 1529 1530 1543 1545 1621 1622 1623 1697 1698 1700 1704 1782 1784 1785 1786 1808 1829 1830 1831 1876 1877 1958 1977 1997 1999 2000 2076

ealswitha
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:08 pm

Re: Mixing pop and politics...

Post by ealswitha » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:32 pm

thanks Watergirl - I thought that the EP title would garner some sympathy here!

Frank Turner and TVZ fans seem to massively overlap...

Appreciate the kind words. Have a wicked Christmas x
Will

ealswitha
Posts: 5
Joined: Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:08 pm

Re: Mixing pop and politics...

Post by ealswitha » Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:42 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6tw6JKgvyw

This is our music video for our first proper single, we'd appreciate it if you could check us out :)
ccxx

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests