News!! It's been a while!
It's been a long time since I posted so sorry about that. I originally signed up here as Rob Hillfield, when I was in a band called The Hillfields, but have had a bit of a break since that band ended.
Now I'm back - my new band is called "Rapid Results College". I've put two demos up for a sneaky peak at where we are heading musically.
Street video - How/Read the Signs
Here´s a video recorded on the streets of Madrid as part of Calle Sonora an audiovisual project featuring musicians playing in a street or intimate setting. It features two of my songs, How and Read the Signs, both recorded live. It captures both the street and intimate environments. They did a fantastic job so please check it out, it´s well worth watching!
"Sirens" is now available as a LIMITED EDITION 7" Split Vinyl
Our new single "Sirens" is now available as a LIMITED EDITION 7" Split Vinyl which also includes the single "Transient Days" of our good friends from Norway "Soup"
and can be bought via our Bandcamp account.
This arrangement was enhanced by Danny Flam as well as the backing vocal talents of Kareña K.
The full album version is complete with the Tibetan monks' throat singing intro!
This song is dedicated to Benjy King who played Hammond on a number of tracks, including this one, that will be included on my forthcoming solo album ‘Moon Over Indigo’. A truly wonderful and inspired musician.
Sadly, Benjy died in a tragic accident in September 2012.
Not three but SEVEN sets at THISSFest!
I wrote last time I am playing three sets at THISSFest but a lot has changed since then and now I'm playing... seven!!
On Thursday 27th, I will perform at the Festival Kick-Off event at SuperMarkt; then on Friday I will play two sets, one on Saturday and three on Sunday! Every set in a different venue. And every set will be a bit different.
I hope some of you reading this can come! It is going to be a beautiful festival, there are going to be many more singers-songwriters from many countries (I think 30 different countries).
If you are planning to come, please order your ticket online because it's cheaper! You will find the info on the festival website: http://thissfest.org/
And one more thing! In between the festival gigs, I will also play a longer show at Café de Tregter in Leiden, together with the wonderful band Chabliz www.chabliz.com that I have been a fan of for a few years now, and recently we have started playing some gigs together. We will play two separate sets of course. Here is the link to the Facebook event invitation: http://www.facebook.com/events/453200851394984/
I hope I will see some of you one of these shows! So soon!
ARTIST OF THE MONTH JUNE: SAD SOCIETY
Music lovers can chose from a wide variety of music on the Labtones network. In May, we had the young indie rockers of The Circumstances as Artist of the Month. This month, the title goes to the experienced punk/rock band Sad Society. This four-piece band from Edinburgh (Scotland) was formed in the 1980's and since then they played and recorded all original material.
According to the band their sound is “powerful, melodic and with balls to the wall, fists in the air, classic chant-along lyrics”. Their live shows are renowned for their energy. Having enjoyed playing alongside some of their favourite unfluential bands from their youth, they recently shared the bill with The Stranglers, The Damned and Wilko Johnson. They are now enjoying a renewed energy with their new guitarist, who previously worked with The Exploited on a worldwide tour.
They want to bring a peaceful message in a world of greed and hatred. Sad Society is humbled that their music makes people from all walks of life happy and plans to record and tour this year. The Sad Society sound deserves to be shared as far across the planets as possible! Listen: http://www.labtones.com/artist/sadsociety