Published on March 20th, 2013 | by Alan Cross


More Music from the Inbox, 20 March 201: Waterparties, Czechmates, Alfa 9, Despite, Range of New Stories, SkyBurnsRed

By Larry Lootsteen

Artist: The Waterparties, “Egg”

Album: In Motion No. 001

Let’s go back to Spain to start things off.  Bit of noisy, funky, fun!

Sounds like:  The 1970’s called and got the indie treatment



Artist: Czechmates , “Bus”

Album: Pipe Bombs

The new EP just came out and is free for download from their bandcamp site.

Sounds like:  Morphed Public Image Ltd.  Give it a sec, you’ll see.



Artist: Alfa 9, “Into the Light”

Album: Gone To Ground

I love that some bands have no fear and are willing to embrace a style that has been around forever.  And makes it work

Sounds like:  The happy 60’s are back!



Artist: Despite, “Rain”

Album: N/A

Swedish metal band!  That’s right.  You heard me.

Sounds like:  Alexisonfire meets Parkway Drive



Artist: The Range of New Stories, “Rebirth”

Album: Re:volution

Two friends straight out of Russia!  They are pounding out the music. Electronica at its best!

Sounds like:  Something Mike Oldfield might have done…



Artist: SkyBurnsRed, “Bird/Fire”

Album: N/A

They describe it best: From the deepest depths of the Wiltshire music scene surfaces SkyBurnsRed, an eclectic rock band with an orchestral twist.

Sounds like:  Speed jam: guitar vs violin



About the Author

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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