It’s BalconyTV‘s 10th anniversary. As the one who jokingly suggested to my flatmates that we should use our till-then totally neglected balcony more, it feels a little bit like madness. Tens of thousands of performances, dozens of cities and an acquisition by The Orchard later, here we are. And since its our 10 year anniversary, let me attempt to summate this exciting milestone in 10 points.
Good afternoon, lovely people! I hope you have had a wonderful week (including a wonderful Prince Day), and are ready to launch into the weekend with a playlist filled with new tunes. Let’s get started!
When Los-Angeles based band Decorations describes their music as “nu-wave without all the sadness,” you probably wonder where you can snag a listen of their upbeat sound… well, you’re in luck! The band’s new album Have Fun is available to stream in full, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint in the good vibes department. From one speedy song to the next, this bright and peppy indie-pop/rock release is a perfect soundtrack to a sun-filled summer. Whether you’re spending your Saturday morning trekking to the beach or staying in bed watching Netflix, let Have Fun be your go-to record for some exciting jams.
If you’re looking to get music press coverage of your release, upcoming show or new video over here in the U.K. (where we’re based), the very first thing to note is quite simply: you need to let people know! Why spend all that time, effort and creativity making your record if you aren’t going to allow yourself the best opportunity to have it heard and perhaps written about?
Hi, really excited to be part of this fantastic company as an account manager for the Video Services team in London.
I grew up just south of London and graduated 3 years ago from the University of Leeds where I studied Geography. Since then I have interned at Never Say Die Records and Get In! Music PR as well as being a YouTube account manager at Diagonal View for almost 2 years. Now based in Tooting in a house with my friends, I’m very much enjoying London life!
Picture London, Soho, the early 90s. Vinyl record stores were still the go-to hot spot to pick up your essential sounds. Soho was littered with record shops, each with their own identity, each standing out with their very own characters. Berwick Street, Poland Street, D’Arblay Street, all a stone’s throw from each other and DJs would spend hours flipping through vinyl and checking out the latest imports. Occasionally there would be in-stores where artists would spend a few hours meeting fans and signing records.
To name a few alongside The Orchard’s our very own Wyld Pytch Rekords/51 Lex was Catch-A-Groove, Reckless Records, Groove Records, Record Shack, Unity and Black Market Records. All vinyl specialists and London was seriously thriving with the most passionate music enthusiasts in the world.