Saturday, 17 August 2013

Missing Andy Release Charity Single

Missing Andy's Charity Single

Missing Andy are releasing a special edition single of 'Happy Place', a track from their 'Guerrilla Invasion' double album and have decided to give all single profits to a little girl from Chelmsford.
Indie Smith suffers from Atypical Haemolytic Ureamic Syndrome or aHUS, a rare condition causing the red blood cells to break down and leads to kidney failure. Her current treatment is a breakthrough alternative to dialysis and she has less than one year of treatment remaining which costs £250,000.
Steve Rolls, guitarist from Missing Andy, was first introduced to Indie's charity when he sponsored a friend who ran 10 miles for the cause.
"We've done plenty of gigs for bigger charities in the past, but we came away not really feeling like we'd made a dent. With Indie, we know the money's going directly to helping her get better. It's great to see how many local people have got behind Indie and her family and helped to raise money... it's inspired us to do the same."
Originating as an acoustic track on Part 2 of 'Guerrilla Invasion', Happy Place has become a live favourite for the band. To give the release more impact, the band recorded a special version of the song to make it an exclusive for the 'Help Indie' campaign.
A contagious little number, easy to pick up and sing along to (you can understand why it's become a live favourite), 'Happy Place' was launched on Friday, August 2 and will be available for download from all major sites including iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and XBOX Music.
For more information on Missing Andy or Indie Smith please visit
Re-blog courtesy of SCOOTERING.COM

Friday, 16 August 2013

Introducing April Towers - Debut track hits Soundcloud.

None of that Phoenix from the flames bollocks.  Frontiers are dead!
Bad times!
However,  today April Towers have emerged to continue the journey.  Charles and Alex have aired their first track 'Tel Aviv' on Soundcloud and already the buzz is beginning. 
The track is a taster for the band's forthcoming EP 'Peaks' which is due for release in September.  Defining themselves as an 'electronic duo' will inevitably bring comparisons with The Petshop Boys and Marr & Sumner's Electronic.  These comparisons are valid, but the simplicity of Tel Aviv reminds me more of maybe Travelogue era Human League or early New Order.  Either of which are great starting points. 
Such an instantly familiar song, Tel Aviv has a brilliantly simple groove, and I guarantee that you will be singing the chorus by the second listen.  This song has a big future.  April Towers have a big future.
Enough said.  Have a listen and follow......

The 3 track 'Peaks' EP will be released in September with tracks :-

1. Tel Aviv
2. Listener
3. Peaks

Keep your eyes on the April Towers Facebook page HERE