Monday, April 14, 2014

Friday, March 7, 2014

Bass Chimes

The vintage classic Fender V1 bass... Wow!! The wait is finally over. I can't believe this baby is now available in Squire's Vintage Modified series... this will be adding (very shortly) another dimension to the Stormset sound for sure.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Winter Olympics | May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favour

It's great to hear the girls from Pussy Riot were released in the nick of time to enjoy the Sochi Winter Olympics... by the way, is just me or did the opening ceremony have a touch of The Hunger Games about it?

"And may the odds be ever in your favour"

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Top 101 | Three D Radio

A nice suprise... 'Just Like Fashion' cruised in at number 58 in this year's Three D Radio Top 100+1... Was invited into the new studio for a short live to air interview.
Thanks Three D for all your support!! 

Congrats to all the other cool Adelaidian acts that made it into the mix too... was such a fun day and it was great hearing all the interviews and music throughout the day.

To celebrate we are giving away three copies of the Just Like Fashion CD. Just jump over and 'Like' the Stormset facebook page or leave a comment and we'll randomly choose a winner.

Check out the full interview here

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 3 for 13'

Three fav things for 2013 would have to be the
What U Want (Doesn't Exist) Video  & Just Like Fashion E.P launch (including the interviews with kelly, Josh & Anee)

Listening to Ms Mr on high rotation

& finding the inspiration for the next Stormset video

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Witness to Fitness | Roots Manuva

Are you worried about piling on all those extra Christmas calories? 
Looking to keep fit over the festive season? 

Well this could be just the motivation you need... Wishing you all a safe and happy Christmas & New Year!!!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

How I Live Now

For fans of the Tomorrow When series by John Marsden the new film How I Live Now based on the teenage fiction novel by Meg Rosoff is a must see. Set in a war torn future we hope never to have to live through, How I Live Now has many of the elements of suspense & the same panic driven terror of Children Of Men... not to mention a killer soundtrack by Jon Hopkins featuring Bat For Lashes & Daughter. Well worth seeing!

Friday, December 6, 2013

Summer Is Ready

"Summer is ready when you are"... 

& that pretty much sums up The Breeders, one of the ultimate summer bands. For the uninitiated their album Last Splash, featuring the hit single 'Cannonball' would be a great starting point. They played the Adelaide Big Day out around the same time of Last Splash, twin sisters Kim & Kelly Deal stealing the spotlight, both playing with huge smiles that made you feel like this was the best gig they'd ever played. I remember feeling like I could be crushed at any moment by the crowd which surged forward and swayed on the brink of panic. It wasn't until the next year that an artist friend Stickman (no you won't find him on fb or any other digital media) lent me their earlier album 'Pod', a more obscure record with an evolving line up including Tanya Donelly (Belly & Throwing Muses). I'm sure many of these songs were played at the BDO show? The drums and bass are solid and up front, with the perfect balance of clean against overdriven guitars, plus just the right amount of teenage angst vocals mixed in with spacious melodies... the standout track for me is 'Opened'... for some reason I always picture a young witch taking to the skies on her broom and flying low over the highways Wizard of Oz style as Kim Deal hits the Chorus 
"Robin flies again, Robin flies again"...

Friday, November 29, 2013

Catching Fire

Catching Fire second time round on the ExiMax was totally worth the wait... Sound is so important for the full experience, and while the midnight screening was fun the first cinema's sound system just didn't cut it. It's great to see Director Francis Lawrence is continuing to remain faithful to the books and by the sounds of things is planning to keep it that way, plus author Suzanne Collins is a co-producer, so that must help her keep the vision.

Some top moments were

Katniss and Peeta's artistic individual presentations to the game makers
The 75th Quarter Quell arena
& of course
Johanna Mason's entrance into the lift

Check out how Jena Malone prepared for the role of Johanna

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The World Is Watching | Catching Fire

Tick tock, tick tock... the seconds are ticking closer towards the 
The Hunger Games - Catching Fire midnight screening

And may the odds be ever in your favour

Friday, November 15, 2013

Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer

One of the highlights of the recent Adelaide Film Festival would have to be the film Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer  a documentary about the Russian punk group Pussy Riot. 

Can you believe they still send people to Siberia?...