More Music from the Inbox, 27 March 2013: James Christy, Mingman, American You, Deadbeat Echoes, Baltic Fleet and Degrees of Arc

By Larry Lootsteen

Artist: James Christy, “Man Made Of Glass”

Album: Acoustic Session

Another top-notch Manchester musician with a great voice.

Sounds like:  A man lost and searching…

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Artist: Mingmen , “Here We Are”

Album: Single

Alt metal band based out of Switzerland.  New EP coming soon.  [Tool-ish! – AC]

Sounds like:  A twisted journey…

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Artist: American You, “Moonlight”

Album: Single

Exciting debut video for this UK (based in Bath) foursome!!  Check them out!  Love the straight-forward drum here.

Sounds like:  Snappy rock!

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Artist: Deadbeat Echoes, “No Bones”

Album: Single

Four mates from Cheshire cranking it out with real energy.

Sounds like:  The Strokes having a stroke! [Arctic Monkeys-ish! – AC]

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Artist: Baltic Fleet, “Towers”

Album: Towers

Always great to see an instrumental band!! That focus can bring some really great results.  [Kraftwerk-ish! Sorta. – AC]

Sounds like:  Driving past row after row of derelict buildings, questioning.

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Artist: Degree of Arc, “…And I Called For A Revolution”

Album: Circles

Another UK instrumental band – I’m on a roll!  Sometimes very simple and beautiful, sometimes quite complex.  [Epic-ish! – AC]

Sounds like:  A contrast of ideologies.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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