Regarding the blog itself it is made up of FOUR sections that we post in. They come in the following guises…
: This will be the main purpose of the blog. Namely, to point out highlights we’ve found from the world of new music, from bands to DJs. It used to list three at a time, but we now post each recommendation separately, so we can bring you new bands more frequently. It will have a little about who they are, we will link to their websites and have a sample mp3 for you to check them out yourself.
: This is where we showcase upcoming gigs in our local town of Brighton. Again its usually two at a pop and from the cream of what we can find. We’ll write a little description, link to the relevant website and include info on where, when and ticket prices etc.
: This is a more random showcase of music-based highlights that we’ve found. These things won’t fit onto the ‘Recommender ‘or ‘Gig List’ posts, but should be just as enjoyable. Content ranges from videos, to top 10 lists, our famous ‘Remix Specials’, anything to do with music.
: These will be posted up only once we’ve had a chance to exclusively interview new bands and DJs about what and why they do what they do. It’s a chance for you to get a little closer to the new acts breaking into your scene. It’s usually just a dozen or so questions. It’s not overly intrusive, just the good old basics, but much fun all the same.
We have a perfectly plucked trio of writers from the UK and USA, including myself (Mike, the editor), Matt (UK) and Olivia (USA). We also photograph bands, which I cover in the UK and Natasha covers New York for us. You will find our initials listed at the end of any contribution.
Our ethos is simple – To provide extensive, enjoyable, quality writing and photography about great new music. All we want to do is point our fingers in the direction of new discoveries and provide our opinions, mp3s, photos, videos and links to help the readers decide if they love it too.
This blog was born in one of the UK’s liveliest towns, Brighton, and is now particularly well known here. Additionally we throw monthly parties here showcasing the music we critique on the blog. We also contribute to one of Brighton’s coolest music and culture magazines.
Please comment, subscribe, message us, share the love – do what ever you wish with it. Feel free to ask us if you need to know any more….
p.s. Please note – MP3s posted here are for evaluation purposes only and purely to help promote the acts invloved. If you like what you hear, please buy the music, support the artists, or go to the gigs! If you want anything removed, simply email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and we willl happily comply.
You don’t just have to take our word for it, other very lovely people recognise The Recommender as a genuinely dedicated music critic and useful resource. Here’s a selection from around the web…
SOURCE MAGAZINE – Brighton’s going out bible, named us as one of the ‘6 Best Music Blogs’.
INDIESCREET – A UK music blogger selected us as one of the ‘10 Influences On Your Music Taste In 2010‘.
MUSFORMATION.COM – A site that professionally advises musicians, takes our advice.
Cloud Speakers interviewed us here:
Musformation interviewed us here: