WELL BLOW ME DOWN, THEY LIKED IT! - Nightshift review
I've had an interesting relationship with The Nightshift for the last 5 years or so. It's Oxford's local and highly esteemed music magazine. It reaches the entire county and covers everything fror the start out muso's first demo to the likes local legends Radio Head and Ride. It's style though witty is often harsh and critical. I have seen many a fellow muso torn down by them. The Demo Dumper is particularly renowned for this! It also seems to favour Indie and Folk which are not exactly my scene. And so it's for these reason that I didn't send them anything, for years!! But they have been instrumental in my growth as a musician. Not sending them anything 'til I felt good enough made me work to raise the bar! They did once send someone to review a show at the Jericho tavern and it was bad, so bad that once I got over the shock I had to draw a line in the sand and state I would raise my game in the area of songwriting! And boy did I do that!
Of course I always made sure I listed my gigs, and have paid to place many an ad and an ariticle but it wasn't until I released my All I See EP that I actually sent anything in for review. They somewhat unwhelemd but it was okay.... So it was still with a certain amount of trepidation that I sent in my latest album.
I have to say I am quite shocked that it's so positive! Yay!!!!!! Thanks heaps Nightshift! I kinda feel like I just earned some stripes. And it's pretty funny to boot! 😂
You should know though that Paul might have got a little confused. This is not a self release, nor is it soft rock (well maybe a little) it's released on a record label called Soft Rock Records.
Anyway, as you can see from the cover image, The Nightshift is also featuring the new album from one of my local favourite bands The August List. I love them so you should really go and read all about them... And a review of Little Brother Eli who I also adore so... Here's the link: The Nightshift! Go have a read!