Beans On Toast

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Acoustic, Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 16-04-2009



l_9ac13b482e1c1f8f1c3fcff619003fd21Taken from his myspace page:

“Beans on Toast is one man with a guitar. He’s been playing songs for about a year on the time of writing this (25th June 2006) and intends to do this for a bit longer. He’s convinced that global warming is going to wipe out civilisation any minute now. He’s bored of racism. He enjoys having sex. He drinks too much. He has recently bought a new guitar. He intends to offer his songs for download on this site. He intends to change them on a regular basis. He is aware that the road to hell is paved with good intentions. He likes North London. He has a beautiful girlfriend. He pretends to be a gypsy. He’s a big fan of Tom Robbins. He’s not a big fan of capitalism. He owns an Apple Mac. He spent the last year making some sort of stand against myspace. This is his myspace page. He has his tail between his legs. He is a proud Sagittarius. He pretends to be a hippy. All his songs have the same chords and he sounds like Billy Bragg.”

For free Beans On Toast Downloads click here.


Savage Sparrow

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Electro, Independent Music Finds, Other | Posted on 14-04-2009


m_142836dd19f34e5e91a6097744b4301aSavage Sparrow is a Melbourne based sample artist with a style similar to that of The Avalanches. At the time of writing, there are three full songs on the myspace as well as one other interesting short piece called “The Bird Song” I’ve heard that there may be a few more songs on the way, one possibly featuring a cello. Dave Mahler, the creator of Savage Sparrow also has a blog at blogspot featuring some other interesting items such as drawings and videos.

Angus & Julia Stone

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Acoustic, Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds | Posted on 14-04-2009


Angus & Julia StoneAngus and Julia Stone, a brother and sister act from Newport, Australia started out as individual solo artists accompanying each other musically at open mic nights. They decided to collaborate fully in early 2006 and have so far released three EP’s and one full length album. They have a warm, wooden sound and are a good acoustic listen. I would have posted the video to their track ‘Hollywood’ but the youtube UK music restriction is debilitating. Look it up if you’re out of the UK.

Chocolates and Cigarettes EP
Heart Full of Wine EP
A Book Like This
The Beast EP

Absent Elk

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Rock | Posted on 13-04-2009



Absent ElkFive piece indie band Absent Elk have yet to release a single yet but are already booked as support at London’s O2 arena on the 26th of April. Absent Elk are based in Shoreham, Sussex but lead singer, Kjetil Morland is originally from Norway. They have a traditional indie sound not dissimilar to the Arctic Monkeys or The Coral and debut single ‘Sun and Water’ is set to be released on May 17th. A full album is also to be released on 18th August. Their first track ‘Cannibal’ is available for free download through their website if you’re willing to fill in a mailing list form first.

Paul Dateh

Posted by Charlie O'Shea | Posted in Charlie O'Shea, Independent Music Finds, Other | Posted on 12-04-2009


Paul DatehOriginally Paul Dateh was only supposed to be a violinist. Beginning his violin studies at the age of four, it seemed that Dateh’s future in the classical industry was set in stone. But, on his first day at The University of Southern California’s Thornton School of Music, Dateh suddenly dropped his major in Violin Performance and enrolled in the Jazz Studies program instead. The move shocked his colleagues as it was hard to understand why anyone would walk away from fourteen years of classical training to begin learning an entirely new music discipline. But, Dateh knew that he wanted to be more than just a classical musician; his goal was to become a musician, in every possible way.

Hip Hop Violin feat. Inka One -Paul Dateh

Today, as a singer, an award-winning songwriter, and an instrumentalist, it would appear that Dateh is on track to achieving his goal. His work can be heard on releases by various artists within both mainstream and underground hip hop circles, and he can currently be seen performing throughout the United States and the world.