Tuesday, 22 July 2014

B I K E S O N T H E F A R M // F E S T I V A L P R E V I E W

 Aloha,
  Hope you're all making the most of this beautiful weather! It's perfect for sitting outside, cold fruit cider to hand and listening to some great live music. Sounds good right? Well it doesn't just have to sound good, the end of July sees BIKES ON THE FARM FESTIVAL happening in Chichester. With an array of wicked rock bands, an army of bikers and their engines, real ales and fruit cider this four day festival is a complete bargain for just £35 including camping!
  So whether its the music, bikes or just sunshine and kicking back that get you revved up; be sure to join us at Appledram farm from 31st July to the 3rd August for all the fun times.

  Spread across four days, this music festival is for the truest rock fans in all of us. There will be plenty of bikes to gaze at while listening to epic tunes playing out across the farm. As if that isn't enough to get excited about, there will also be an abundance of traders, real ales from BALLARDS BREWERY, APPLEDRAM FARM PRODUCTS, who are hosting BOTF but also cover many private events (so be sure to check them out for your wedding/occasion needs) as well as food stalls including HOG ROAST (YUM just show me where to queue up!) DONUTS and a CURRY HUT. There will be plenty of choice for tasty treats, delicious drinks and beautiful bikes, so don't miss out, get your TICKET today!
  Team QUAY WEST STUDIOS will be at the festival everyday supporting the bands, checking out the bikes and soaking up the sunshine! Why not pop over and chat to one of us if you are interested in finding out more about our services to musicians and the local community.
Perhaps your interested in getting your tunes recorded with one of our experienced engineers? We also have two fully equipped rehearsal rooms, which can be booked until midnight seven days a week! Perhaps your a budding musician but don't know where to start? We offer tuition in Guitar, Drum, Bass, Ukelele and Keys; if you book four lessons, you'll get your fifth totally free!

  So if you're in gear for festival season, do not miss the cracking bands performing at BOTF; I'll be bringing you live updates, clips and pics through-out the festival. If you'd like your bike featured in my review posts then come and find me to get a pic of you and your bike!

I've rambled on for quite long enough now, so here's my top picks for tunes to check out...
L I T T L E B E A R W O L F ' S // B I K E S O N T H E F A R M
T O P  P I C K S
10 of the awesome bands playing Bikes On The Farm 2014

THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE // B E F O R E  I  B U R N

LEFTINES // M O R A L S


DAMN BEATS // I N  T I M E

LUKE FERRE // E M E R A L D

KODIAK JACK // W A S T E D  Y O U T H


DON'T WAKE THE BEAR // T H E  L A S T  T I M E

THE LOST ART OF THE STRANGE // U T O P I A F A D I N G

QUARTZ // M R .  M A G P I E

THE HOLY TEES // I  S E E  A L L


THE PRETTY VISITORS // C O M E D O W N  M A C H I N E

 Still got room in your tank for more?! Well check out the TUG OF WAR and SACK RACE which are bound to be a hoot! (You'll need a team of 4 for the sack race, what you waiting for?! Start rallying up your friends and go win that prize!)

  There's more to check out too, so if you'd like to see for yourself what else is happening at BOTF, just follow the LINK...

  That's just about it from me for now guys, but remember to pop back soon for more new music and studio shenanigans. Really exciting news for THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE too; be sure to check them out this week!
LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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Monday, 21 July 2014

♬ ☾ L I T T L E B E A R W O L F // M O N D A Y // M U S I C ☾ ♬

Aloha!

  Another Monday is here, which means MONDAY MUSIC! Three more songs to get your week off to a cracking start!


T H E B U T T E R F L Y C U L T U R E // ON A STORM


Q U A R T Z // MR. MAGPIE


T H E A R R I V A L S // LEAVE THIS TOWN



Hope you all enjoy these tunes, have yourselves an EPIC Monday, however you're spending it! Keep rockin' and pop back soon for more music goodness!



LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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Saturday, 19 July 2014

B U T S E R F E S T // F E S T I V A L P R E V I E W

Aloha!

  I'm back to posting and updating all you beauties with Festival previews, bands and playlists. One festival in particular has got me really excited. Not only has it got one hell of a wicked lineup; it's set in one of my favourite places in England AND the studio I work with are hosting the introducing stage, you can check out more of what we do at QUAY WEST STUDIOS here!
  I am of course for those blissfully unaware, chatting about BUTSERFEST 2014!  This epic fest really caught my attention with it's NO ALCOHOL/DRUGS theme. For any parents with music-crazed teens you'll be able to kick back and relax for the day knowing your future rock stars are out enjoying only the music and sunshine! On a more serious note though; I highly respect the festival organisers for standing out from the crowd and proving you don't need to drink or do drugs to have an amazing time.

  From the image above you can see BUTSERFEST 2014 is on SATURDAY 13 September; save the date! Sponsored from the likes of Southampton Solent University as well as East Hampshire District Council; BUTSERFEST has a tantilising line-up of bands of established status as well as hosting an array of incredible emerging bands that you absolutely will not want to miss out on!

  Not sure if it's for you? That's cool, I knew someone who was allergic to good music and having fun once too. This line-ups set to stun and believe me, all these bands in one place; You don't want to miss this!

L I T T L E B E A R W O L F ' S // B U T S E R F E S T  
T O P  P I C K S
12 of the awesome bands playing Butserfest on Saturday 13th September 2014.

KIDS IN GLASS HOUSES // P E A C E


BLITZ KIDS // N E V E R  D I E


I DIVIDE // F O L L O W  M E


THE HYPE THEORY // G O N E


AURORA // E A S I L Y B R O K E N


GNARWOLVES // S M O K I N G  K I L L S (PROMO)


THREE TIMES OVER // T W O  W O R L D S


LEFTINES // M O R A L S


TONIGHT WE FALL // R E J E C T E D  F U T U R E


THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE // H I L O


KODIAK JACK // W A S T E D Y O U T H


CAVALIERS // I F  I  H A D  5 0 P  F O R  E V E R Y  T I M E  Y O U  S T A B B E D  M E  I N  T H E  B A C K ,  I ' D  B E  L O O K I N G  A T  A T  L E A S T  £ 6 . 8 0


  If that still isn't quite enough to excite you; there's also going to be LASER TAG // HUMAN WRECKING BALL (I don't even know what that it, but I want to find out!) // RODEO BULL (Totally ALL OVER THAT) // CLIMBING WALL (I absolutely love these things!) and more too!
Butserfest is an alcohol/drug-free festival, founded following consultation with local young people in East Hampshire, who said there was not enough to do in the area. Now in its eighth year, Butserfest has grown year-on-year and now has a reputation as one of the best festivals of its kind in the country.
  The festival has hot/cold food traders as well as soft drinks available to buy; you can bring your own refreshments. Just please be conscious that GLASS is NOT allowed on site at all. It would be a shame to add a grey cloud to your day at BUTSERFEST so please abide by the rules.
Obviously any alcohol will be confiscated and drugs (illegal and legal highs) will be confiscated, you will be non refunded and asked to leave.

  I am totally stoked for this fest and will be sharing more updates in the coming weeks but you can always pop over and give them a Like on FACEBOOK ensure you don't miss out on any updates and pop yourself down as going on the EVENT page too, and a follow on TWITTER for ALL THE UPDATES.

  Remember to bring some extra cash for merch too! I for one will be lining up to get hold of one of these smashing BUTSERFEST tees!

  Not only that but the bands on the Introducing stage will be given a code for fans who buy tickets through them; this gives the fan a discount and the bands a chance of getting the top slots for the line-up!

  Check out the Facebook page for more details on the bands/tickets. You can also buy your tickets through the website that I have linked up a few times here, but if you missed it, from HERE.

  With THREE stages, all the activities and in one of the prettiest places in the UK, BUTSERFEST is sure to delight all who attend. The line-up is looking incredible and as far as sharing new and emerging music goes, I can't wait to share more on all the bands gracing the Introducing stage. So get your ticket now to avoid dissapointment and be involved in one of the UK's greatest festivals!

LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

B I K E S O N T H E F A R M // FESTIVAL PREVIEW

Aloha!

  It's so humid, it's been so warmly recently I can't help but get in the mood for summer festival season! This year i've boycotted the larger festivals to focus on the local and independent music festivals. I've already enjoyed wicked sets from The Family Rain, Dolomite Minor and The Butterfly Culture at Springtide back in April.

  Since then i've had the pleasure of seeing live music delights at The Big Show, Revolution Festival and Broken Beach. Next up i'm at Bikes On The Farm; which for the record has an absolutely banging lineup!

  I'll be bringing you live updates throughout the day for all things music and bikes! Here's the bands you ought to check out if your heading to the festival!

L U K E  F E R R E // EMERALD


L O S T  A R T  O F  T H E   S T R A N G E // UTOPIA FADING


T H E  B U T T E R F L Y  C U L T U R E  // BEFORE I BURN


L E F T I N E S // A WOMAN LIKE YOU


D A M N  B E A T S // IN TIME


K O D I A K  J A C K  // WASTED YOUTH


  Earlybird tickets are just £35 and that includes camping for the four days too! So don't miss out on the coolest festival of the summer. With a hearty mix of loud bands, rock music and motorbikes; what's not to love about BIKES ON THE FARM?!

  For those of you feeling sporty, why not check out the TUG OF WAR and SACK RACE, sounds like a bit of a hoot. Maybe i'll go check those out as well!

This festival promises to be one rocky biker fest from start to finish, I can't wait! Pop back soon for more music features.
LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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S C A R S & B R U I S E S // EP PREVIEW

Aloha,

  So if you've been reading LBW recently you'll know that I have the pleasure of working with the incredible guys in THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE; with their summer EP 'Scars & Bruises' landing at Quay West Studios today, it's no wonder people are all in a flutter!

 THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE have been featured on several music blogs this week as well as getting airplay in the midlands and north! The EP is set be released very soon and will only cost you 5 of your English Pounds or 8 Dollars or 6 Euros or 9 Canadian Dollars or 293 Russian Rouble...



‘Big heartfelt melodic tunes with a unique sound make up the signature of The Butterfly Culture. The five piece hailing from the south coast of the UK are set to release their upcoming EP this summer. With a strong line-up of passionate musicians and a host of gigs and festival dates in the coming months; The Butterfly Culture certainly are the band to watch in 2014.’

 The band also features tracks 'FADE OUT' & 'BEFORE I BURN' which you can hear the previews of in the video below. As if that wasn't enough for you, the band are playing BIKES ON THE FARM festival at the end of July, BUTSERFEST in September and VICTORIOUS FESTIVAL too, so you'll have plenty of chance to see the guys play over the summer!




THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE Go give the band a like on their FACEBOOK page and you can see all their updates.

Alternatively go and FOLLOW the band on their TWITTER, to be entered into their giveaway. The winner will be announced at 500 followers and will win a merch bundle as well as an EP and a signed print of the band!

If that's still not enough for you, here's the bands acoustic video for HILO.



  Listen out on your local radio show for TBC as they're the band on everyone's lips. Do not miss out on this band. Keep tuned and pop back soon for more music features.

LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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LITTLEBEARWOLF © - Krystal Gemma

Monday, 14 July 2014

♬ ☾ L I T T L E B E A R W O L F // M O N D A Y // M U S I C ☾ ♬

Aloha!

  Another Monday is here, which means MONDAY MUSIC! Three more songs to get your week off to a cracking start!

T H E B U T T E R F L Y C U L T U R E // BEFORE I BURN


D A M N B E A T S // IN TIME


KASSASSIN STREET // CENTRE STRAIGHT ATOM


  Hope you all enjoy these tunes, have yourselves an EPIC Monday, however you're spending it! Keep rockin' and pop back soon for more music goodness!


LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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Saturday, 12 July 2014

LBW PLAYLIST // INTERNATIONAL HIDDEN TREASURES #1

Aloha!

  Hope everyone is having a lovely Saturday! The weather here is just absolutely superb, which means everyone's out in their gardens and I'm here indoors typing away like a madwoman! I don't mind though, if anything I'm really excited about this post, it's the first of many for LITTLEBEARWOLF featuring artists/musicians from around the world!
  The idea came after I was scrolling through my stats for this blog, realising how many of you absolute beauties are reading from outside my homeland England, UK. So I decided to infuse your weekly cocktails of new UK music acts with a monthly dose of international breakthrough bands and top tunes!

  If you've ever seen Indiana Jones, than like me you'll love the map scenes, where it shows you where he's jetting off too; I've decided to be the Indiana Jones of the music universe and find you hidden treasures from across the globe!

  First today we're heading all the way across the globe to Brazil, what I love about this artist is how chilled yet packed with groovy beats her music is. I've heard many great things about Tulipa Ruiz, so here's a track of hers to get our international playlist underway!

T U L I P A  R U I Z // QUANDO EU ACHAR


  When Shakira first hit my ears in the early 00s I was in love with her South American roots and her tunes; as my music tastes have grown and evolved, I've come to love finding hidden treasures hiding in plain sight all across the world.
  The upbeat catchy melodies of Tulipa will soon be swirling round your brain as you lose yourself in her captivating tunes. Made up from Tulipa's enticing, slightly provactive vocals are blended with mesmeric beats and guitar riffs; you'll find yourself slipping out of reality as you are immersed in Tulipa's tunes.
QUANDO EU ACHAR is my favourite tune, roughly translates to 'When I find'. (If that's wrong please someone do correct me, i'm afraid Portuguese is not one of my stronger linguist skills).

  From the sunny beaches and dense forests of South America, we're off to another absolutely stunning land to find more musical treasures. Australia is famous for it's white sand beaches, deadly insects, incredibly complex and beautiful eco systems and reefs and is just about as far round the globe as I can get before I start getting closer to the UK again! Here's a top pick i've been recommended from a land down under! This is Glass Skies with their tune to add to this international playlist!

G L A S S  S K I E S // GHOST


  I love this bands Tame Impala type of sound with a little more rock. Their psychedelic rock tunes are filled with hypnotic guitar riffs and take you on one hell of a trip; perfect for long summer drives and pre-festival parties. If you really like these guys check out KASSASSIN STREET from here in the UK who also have a hypnotic, psychedelic sound.  Next up we're jetting off to the palm tree clad LA, USA for our next musical treat...

This band first caught my attention a few months ago, it's an absolute pleasure to feature them right here at LITTLEBEARWOLF. They're the kind of band I imagine filling up Wembley stadium in the coming years. Here they are all the way from their Californian homeland, here at LITTLEBEARWOLF with 'Brixton Train'

B A L L E R I N A  B L A C K // BRIXTON TRAIN


  This bands gloom-pop sound I'm sure will make them a big hit, here in the UK; we love our gloom with a spot of tea in the drawing room! Seriously though, you have to check this band out, I see big things in their future. Their mope-rock sound gives them a distinct uniqueness to their sound and sets them apart from other bands of the moment. Another band of the moment, from the UK, i'm loving for their unique sounding tunes are THE BUTTERFLY CULTURE so be sure to check them out, with heartfelt anthemic tunes these are two bands I'm hoping i'll see alot more of in the future!

  We're jetting off again, this time a short trip over the border from the US to Canada to listen to this next beauties tantilizing tunes. Lady GaGa meets Alice in wonderland meets power rangers makes GRIMES.

 G R I M E S // GENESIS


  Softer sweeter vocals than I've ever heard infused with electro-pop beats that with her seriously creative eccentric style will make her a popular festival feature. Claire Boucher is her name but known artistically as Grimes, an experimentalist musician who's tracks are dreamy scapes of unknown beats and vocals brought together with a soft pink haze that certainly will steal you away from reality.

 From the cool climes of Canada to the coolest of Europe's climes, Sweden. Relatively new readers appearing from Sweden recently, welcome, I hope you will like the music and emerging acts that I feature here. Recently a late night internet scrolling session led me to this next indie-rock band who really captured my attention with their tunes. I give you GREAT GARB,

GREAT GARB // HER MOVES


  Pop-rock sounding tunes with an indie fuse gives the bands tunes a strong sound. Lyrics that you can sing along to (always a hit for me) with a sort of grungey undertone give this bands tunes some serious atmosphere, listen out for killer riffs and beats that will get you hooked!

  While we're back in Europe i'm going to bring you an artist who represents both the UK and Africa with his absolutely massive tunes. I first met S O Simple at the beginning of the year, it's safe to say he opened my eyes to a whole new scene of music and i've been hooked ever since. 

 S O  S I M P L E // WALK IT OUT (FEAT. 1984 MUSIC)



  If there's one thing I love in a tune, it's something I can dance too. With his AFROPEAN beats, S O in my eyes certainly deserves to be featured on this international playlist. If those of you reading who saw my post for S O, which MTV Nigeria kindly retweeted, this songs here for you. Please feel free to send me tunes/artists you want to see featured too!

  From the UK & Africa all the way now to Ukraine, where i'm told this band are pretty popular. It amazes me in a world as connected as ours that so many bigger acts can go realtively unnoticed across mere oceans. The bands front woman catches a lot of attention and has gained many fans across Ukraine for her vocals and catchy lyrics. 

L A M A // HE MAMA


  Upbeat tunes with catchy lyrics I was told about this band, well that certainly does ring true with their songs. Like a band like Lama, email/tweet me their details so I can check them out to give them a feature!

  From Ukraine, now all the way over to Ireland. Ian O'Doherty has created the most beautiful indie-folk tunes. There's something quite captivating about his vocals and I love the unique complex parts that make up his songs. The synths in the songs will make you want to dance, while the calm and dreamy vocals keep you chilled throughout. Catching my eye, I'll now be taking a keen interest in more emerging music to come from Ireland.

I A N  O ' D O H E R T Y  // WOVEN


  Ian's purely magnetic tunes are bound to be festival favourites and as he tours with his five piece band, I hope it won't be too long before I can get to a show.

For my international readers looking for new tunes to check out, these are definitely my top picks from UK bands...

T H E  F A M I L Y  R A I N // TRUST ME I'M A GENIUS



T H E  B U T T E R F L Y   C U L T U R E  // HILO


A L M E I D A // KINSLAYER


  I hope you've enjoyed my international music blog today, pop back soon for more emerging bands and musicians. If you live outside the UK but know of some awesome bands/musicians you think deserve a feature feel free to pop them in the comments below and I will check them out!

LOVE&PEACE
 
LITTLEBEARWOLF
KG
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