Ten and Six

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Acoustic, Album, Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other, Rock | Posted on 10-06-2009


Ten and SixTen and Six are an interesting indie band from Michigan. They employ a range of instruments into their music, bells in particular which offer quite a unique sound.

Ten and Six started out as a cover band before beginning to produce their own material. They’re first self-titled EP was released in April and is available for just $4.95 here. They also go for the Radiohead, In Rainbows approach of giving fans the option  to download the whole thing hassle free first here at 320kbps quality.

I’ve included the video to their song ‘Bedside Regiments’ below, it’s very impressive.

Trolley – Ten and Six

Bedside Regiments – Ten and Six

Mercury Lullaby – Ten and Six

Paris Song and Michael’s Bells – Ten and Six

Antique Heart – Ten and Six

Bad Chad & The Good Girls

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 05-06-2009


BCTGGBad Chad & The Good Girls are a pop crunk outfit from Louisiana. They have a delightfully chaotic sound with some  dub/grime traits. The man behind this act, Chad Faulk, is also a part of imagineIAM and We Cajun. Also in Bad Chad &  The Good Girls are obviously the two good girls Moontea on vocals and drums and Carrie 2 Shoes on keyboard/synth and DJing.

They’ve so far released a 10 track demo available here on iTunes and Amazon. It sounds very well put together for a demo and could be considered a proper album by most standards.

Contact scott@souloftheboot.com for booking/management/label questions.

Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other, Other Finds, Poetry | Posted on 30-05-2009


Thirteen Fairy Negro TalesThis is a poem from one of my favourite books Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales by Inua Ellams. The poem is the opening to the book which contains thirteen poems in total as the title would suggest. I’ll post some more from this book at a later date so keep an eye out. 

You can buy the book from Amazon for £4 here.

This is Inua reading the opening poem. Yes, the backing is the Pyramid Song (:

Thirteen Fairy Negro Tales – Inua Ellams


I spun 13 fairy Negro tales that night.
Weighed them on illogic scales
that tipped the balance
and formed an alliance
with my version of the truth,
I uprooted reality and substituted it
for another that had more humanity;
thinking that if I thought hard enough
I’d make it real.
Read the rest

The Scholars

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 29-05-2009


The Scholars

The Scholars are a 5 piece indie rock band from the Midlands, U.K. They’re quite upbeat yet still sound very tight and  they’re still not very widely known considering how well recorded they’re main track ‘This Heart’s Built To Break’ is. The Scholars have received some air time on BBC6 Radio and various local BBC stations around the Midlands. They’re playing a few gigs in June/July so look them up on their MySpace if you like their sound.

This Heart’s Built To Break – The Scholars

Some Fit MP3s

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 27-05-2009


Here’s a selection of my favourite tracks at the moment, I’ll try and make this a monthly sort of thing.

Shook (Emancipator Mash Up) – Sigur Rós Vs. Mobb Deep

Hip Hop Violin – Paul Dateh and Inka One

Faking Will Get You Nowhere – Reachback

Very Busy People – The Limousines

Sticks And Stones – Jamie T