THE LOST BROTHERS TALK NEW MUSIC & FUTURE AMBITIONS 168

sinemet 25/100 mg Having previously been a part of major label rock acts The 747s and The Basement respectively, Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, better known to music fans as The Lost Brothers, have to date enjoyed a decade long, successful career that has seen them be praised by the likes of Richard Hawley and song-write with Glen Hansard. As the duo prepare to release their new album Halfway Towards A Healing next month, and while currently on a tour that runs through to the Spring, ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Oisin to chat social media, advice for upcoming artists and to find out where he’d like to see the band several years down the line.

buy viagra tablets online india TITL: You’ve been around for a little over a decade now, having released your first album in 2008. What do you think it is about The Lost Brothers as a duo that’s allowed you to stay a solid part of the industry when so many of your counterparts have fallen into obscurity?

lopid 600 mg tabletas Oisin Leech: I’ve no idea – I think we are still pretty obscure – but thank you! I remember reading an interview with Randy Newman once in Portland, Oregon. He said that it’s “all about stamina.” You’ve got to keep on going. Even when all the bullshit surrounding music pops its head up out of the snake charmer’s basket. Don’t let it bite! Writing new songs is our fuel and it keeps us going. Bringing new songs to our audience for the first time is still as exciting as it was when we started out.

TITL: What would you say each of you bring to The Lost Brothers? Why, in your opinions, do you believe you work so well?

OL: I grew up listening to punk bands like Alternative TV and Stiff Little Fingers. Mark was a grunger. So it’s a combination really. A weird soup.

TITL: How do you think, if at all, your sound and style has changed over the years?

OL: Ten years on the road has turned us into studio ninjas. We work fast. We have honed and crafted a sound. When we gig now, we can read each other’s minds. It’s a deep case of “Telepathy Blues.”

TITL: Your new album Halfway Towards A Healing is released on January 26th. Without giving too much away, what can fans both old and new expect from it?

OL: The forthcoming album is both sides of the moon – it’s our darkest and yet our most hopeful album to date. I think the lyrics and songs are our best so far. It’s my favourite of all our records. The sound is more focused. The guys we worked with in Tucson did a beautiful job capturing the sound. We just sat there strumming a few chords.

TITL: Could you pick your favourite track(s) from the album and if so which are they and why?

OL: I’ve come to love “Summer Rain” and “Songs Of Fire.” They just have a feeling we captured that stays with me.

TITL: How did you come to co-write with Glen Hansard and what did he bring to the creative process?

OL: Glen is a dear pal – “The Lost Father.” We found ourselves strumming songs at 4am off in Dublin one night and Glen started singing new melodies and words to songs we had half written. It all just happened by accident really. There were noodles involved and a lot of tea. Then Guinness.

TITL: Who or what most influences and inspires your song-writing? Is creating a song something you find fairly easy or can it depend on your mood or the subject matter you want to focus on for instance?

OL: It’s the old cliché – song-writing is like fishing. Every so often you might get lucky. But you have to go and sit by the river and wait!  It’s a vocation. Like being married to a mystery. Everything and anything can inspire a song from the spilt coffee under your mug in the smallest village in Scotland to the busiest avenue in New York. Life that passes you by like a film and sometimes a scene jumps at you and you capture it in words and melody. If you’re lucky the song will survive. The best songs come fast. Musically I love Van Morrison and Bob Dylan- the two greats in my humble opinion. Both inspirational. But what do I know?

TITL: You’ve announced a tour in support of the new album that’s kicked off and runs through to March. Is there any particular venue or location you’re most excited to play?

OL: I can’t wait to play these shows! There’s no knowing how these new songs will work and where they will take us.

TITL: If you could perform at any venue in the world, with four bands or artists who can be living or dead, where would you play and who would join you on that stage?

OL: Wow. I’d love to be roadie for Planxty, The Band, Bob Dylan and Van the Man all on one night …next week in Vicar St. Dublin! I’ll play harmonica on the encore.

TITL: How do you feel about social media and the boom in the impact it can have – and has had – on individuals and businesses such as the music industry?

OL: The music world is changing so fast I can’t keep up. I try though. At the end of the though its music that matters- it’s all only “songs and sound”. These new social media platforms are just roads to lead the song down to as many listeners as possible.

TITL: You’ve been praised by the likes of Richard Hawley but of all the support and acclaim you’ve received over the years, is there one particular moment/comment that stands out for you?

OL: Richard said some kind words which meant a lot because I’m a huge fan. Andy Irvine once came to see us and enjoyed it. He is a hero.

TITL: What advice would you give to bands and artists just starting out who are struggling to make a name for themselves? Is there any advice you’ve been given over the years that you tend to reflect on and holds particular resonance?

OL: I’d say “keep on going”… no matter how massive or tiny your audience is. What matters is the music you make. Nothing else. Trust yourself first and foremost. And don’t let the clamour of social media deafen out your songs and the making of music. You might think you’re struggling but that’s part of the journey. In 5 or 10 years you might look back and realise you were right on it. And…never listen to anyone outside your band. Including me!

TITL: Finally then, were would you like to see The Lost Brothers five, even ten years from now? Having already achieved so much, what other dreams and ambitions do you want to fulfil?

OL: I want the albums to keep getting better. The live show to evolve. To get better at entertaining the poor suckers to have to sit through our songs! To bring a communion in the room and connect with people. To tour Mexico with Beck and Bob Dylan simultaneously in ten golden tour buses. The end.

The Lost Brothers’ new album Halfway Towards A Healing is available for pre-order now. Tickets and further information on their tour can be found by visiting their website. Header photo credit: Gabriel Sullivan.

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TOMO MILICEVIC DEPARTS THIRTY SECONDS TO MARS 50

In an announcement that many fans had suspected was coming for some time, Tomo Milicevic, the guitarist for US rock band Thirty Seconds To Mars since 2003, took to Twitter last night to announce he had left the group. The 38-year-old posted a heartfelt message that began:

“There’s really not an easy way to say it so I thought, just say it. I am no longer with Thirty Seconds To Mars.”

His post went on to single out his now former band-mates and he expressed his gratitude to them, adding:

“…thank you to Jared and Shannon for allowing me the privilege to be a small part of their dream…I’ll cherish the moments we had together.”

The message also addressed the fans, asking that they:

“…please don’t be sad or angry over this…” and calling for them to:

“Remember something very important, this band brought us ALL together…me included.”

You can read Milicevic’s full post below.

Milicevic hadn’t played with the band since leaving their current tour in March, with the official Thirty Seconds To Mars Twitter account posting the following on the 16th of the month:

Moments after Milicevic made his announcement, fans of the band, collectively known as the Echelon, flooded the social media site with messages of support for the guitarist, many of the tweets ending with the hashtag #ThankYouTomo. You can read just a few of them below.

Remaining and founding members of the band Jared and Shannon Leto have yet to comment on Tomo’s departure from the band and are part way through the US leg of their Monolith Tour, in support of latest album America.

 

COLE BRADLEY CHATS NEW TUNE “HAPPY HOUR” AND TOUR PLANS 49

Inspired by artists such as Kenny Chesney and having opened for Thomas Rhett, Cole Bradley has always had a passion and affinity for country music, and now, thanks to releases such as his new single “Happy Hour”, he’s well on his way to being a real star of the genre in his own right. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Cole to talk song-writing, dream shows, and his ambitions for the next six months and beyond.

https://mummiesclub.co.uk/bilbord/752 TITL: First of all, who exactly is Cole Bradley?

Cole Bradley: Great place to start! I am a country singer-songwriter from Calgary, Canada, who currently lives in Nashville, TN. I love to have a good time, live everyday like it’s my last and put out music that hopefully people can connect with.

livecharts kostenlos TITL: When did you first realise you wanted to make music a career?

CB: I’ve always loved performing and songwriting but the moment I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in country music was when I was twelve years old. It was when I heard my first Kenny Chesney record and I was mesmerized by the way Kenny was able to make people feel through his songs. From that moment on, I wanted to be like Kenny and create music that everyday people could relate to.

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CB: Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, and Darius Rucker would have to be the top three country artists that inspire me. The reason being is that their songs tell the best stories. Their music makes people feel something!

see TITL: What impact do they have on the music you make?

CB: Obviously, Kenny’s beach influence has impacted me in my song writing but ultimately, these three artists make me want to write better songs and push myself to new heights. In my opinion, Brooks, Chesney, and Rucker set the bar when it comes to releasing new and interesting songs, so my hope is that one day I can be on their level.

source TITL: Where or how do you most often find inspiration for your songs?

CB: My best inspiration comes from real life experiences. I need to live my songs! If I can “live” and experience different things every day, that’s where I’ll find inspiration and that creates the best songs.

follow link TITL: Tell me a little about your new single “Happy Hour.” Where did the idea for the track come from?

CB: The idea came from my first year of university in Canada. Every Thursday night my friends and I would huddle into my dorm room and we would play a game called “Power Hour” where each of us would do a shot of beer each minute for 60 minutes straight. We had a ton of fun to say the least! In the end, the song is all about just enjoy a few drinks with your best pals and getting into some fun afterwards!

http://www.goodlight.it/?bioreresd=mercato-azionario-binary-options&b57=3c TITL: Are there any tour dates/performances coming up?

CB: You bet! We have some shows planned for CMA Fest in Nashville this weekend. After that we have some real fun shows planned in Western Canada over the course of the summer as well as a few US dates that haven’t been announced just yet.

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http://fisflug.is/?yrus=a-online-forex-trading&a33=21 TITL: You’ve already opened shows for a number of country stars including Thomas Rhett, but if you could share a stage with three other bands or artists, living or dead, who would you pick and where would you play?

CB: Obviously, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks would have to be at the top of that list as they are my heroes! From the past, if I was a sixties kid I would want to hang with The Beatles – “Penny Lane” was one of the first songs I ever listened to and probably inspired my love for singing. Is there any band more legendary than them?

http://flywind.com.br/bakester/10275 TITL: What has been the nicest thing someone has so far written or said about you, and what would be the ultimate compliment someone could give you?

CB: Wow, great question! I think some of the best compliments I have received are from people who have been following my career from the very start. Just to hear those people say that “you get better every time I hear you” or  “you’ve grown as an artist” is such an affirmation that I’m on track. The ultimate compliment someone could give me is that my songs helped them in a tough time or that one of my songs made them think of a special memory. For me, if someone tells me that they relate to my music and connect with it – that’s the ultimate compliment in my books.

enter site TITL: Given that bands and artists today all but HAVE to be on social media, how do you feel about the power the likes of Twitter and other sites can and do have in terms of helping an artist grow their fan-base and keep themselves current? Do you think there’s such a thing as too much of a social media presence?

CB: Social media is a great platform for artists. It has never been easier to build a brand, release new music and build an audience. Social media engagement is huge in helping an artist grow their fan-base. If you can master the art of having great communication with your fans – I believe you will find success. It’s hard to say if there is such thing as “too much of a presence” but I believe if you have quality content and your personality shines through then I think you are doing the right thing.

TITL: Finally then, what does the rest of the year in store for you and where would you like to see yourself five years from now? What do you want to tick off your bucket list?

CB: For the rest of the year, my plan is to keep building my audience, touring in new markets and improving my craft. I think if I can keep improving on my live show, songwriting and in the studio as well as making new fans then I’ll be very happy. My main goal is to able to share my music with as many people as possible and if I can have a career in the next five years where I am still making a living playing music – then that’s a huge win in my books!

Check out Cole Bradley’s latest track “Happy Hour” below and for more information on him and his music, visit his website, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.