Once Upon Another Time there was a home made radio show that broadcast from the Planet's Time zone...
"Rocklands even has its own semi-official podcasting radio station, Earwax, which performs all the rabble-rousing, word-spreading, tune-disseminating duties you’d have wanted from pirate radio once upon a time". (Time Out Magazine). Earwax helps recommended bands get their music and thoughts heard. Andy and Jamie's broadcast is already the stuff of legend. They champion, interview and session alternative stars. It's an on-line drop in to catch up on what's happening underground before it goes overground and has subscribers world wide.
Their popularity exploded with their Artful Broadcast in October 005 and when Earwax launched their first podcast (Feb-006) it was highly over subscribed and crashed the system! Their fan base helped host station, TGR Sound, win an FM license at the end of last year. TGR then tried to mould their golden egg laying goose into something a little more Alan-Partridge-local-radio-style, so Jamie and Andy quit, on air, a few months ago. Who said the spirit of punk was dead?
It meant an end to those fab live sessions that they do so well. They went looking for a new home. Step in New Cross Inn (the "CBGBs of SE14 mark II"), an art house boozer run by an artist and a photographer. Earwax Radio are hosting the Earwax Sunday Sessions an afternoon of some of their favourite artists playing acoustic sets which will be recorded for future Earwax Broadcasts. Come down from 14:00 for this free gig and be part of the future of Earwax.
Playing on the 27th May are The Total Drop, Jim Rhesus & Heath
The Total Drop
"...enough innovation to keep the scene on its toes for another decade, genius!" - Single of the Month (Subba-Cultcha.com) "...new and challenging while still keeping a heart of pop." (R*E*P*E*A*T) "...a spangle-powered scuzz-pop gem of considerable charm!" (TrakMarx.com)"...pure pop without an inch of fat, but effortlessly cool at the same time." (Lobster Quadrille)”Future of UK artpop” (artrocker)
Jim Rhesus (Subliminal Girls)
Prior to the release of debut single “Burn Koko” Lead singer of hotly tipped Subliminal Girls warms up for his Glastonbury Festival performance with a solo show for Earwax.
“Brilliant synthesised electro-pumping, pop-punk is all I can say” (Maps)…
All the way from LA, Heath has travelled over the pond for a month of European dates.
" Stephen Heath is like a young Willie Nelson in a punk rock band. This is the CD I should have been waiting on the edge of my seat for. It blew me away.It fell out of the sky and into my ears from the gods of rock. "
"...Hollywood infused rock n roll at its most hilarious, warms your heart while showing you the finger. Melodic and radio friendly, this record picks at your scabs while lowering your blood pressure. Edgy, dry witted and highly likely to pull a banjo on you when your back is turned....."
Prior to The Earwax Sessions check the latest podcast: "Down In Albany", which features The New Cross/New York section proving popular with Earwax subscribers both sides of the Atllantic. There's news of new art and graphics collective, 13:53 magazine, a preview of the Little Nan Jo Jo Loves... festival with tunes from Look See Proof, The Fairies, Mama Shamone and a chat with Kate and Tristan of New Cross Inn. Music from The Sha La Las, and Birmingham's Attica State as well as loads at Deptford's Albany Theatre; The Digital Fusion City Showcase (Charly Brown) and The Live In Rocklands event (music and interviews from from The Berlin Girls, Dexy, Seeing Scarlet, Blah Blah Blah and The Rocks)
more info at www.wax-music.com