Swallows’ Riff has joined MetaQuorum tracks District Line and North Sea Fret on Croydon Radio! Catch it there, on air all month!
And here are some more behind-the-scenes photos of Dmitry recording the first draft of Swallows’ Riff in a hotel room in Byala, Bulgaria – amazing what you can do with a micro-Korg keyboard and a laptop, providing you have the skill and inspiration!
Last Tuesday (10 March 2015) we paid a visit to the monthly open jam session held at The Jazz Café, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. There was a great turnout of local musicians, including several saxes and some off-the-wall vocalists. Dmitry joined regulars Andy Champion (double bass), Wes Stephenson (drums) and Zoe Gilby (vocals) to accompany Fiona Finden (lyrics/recital) for a jam with a decidedly funk flavour, and the evening rounded off with a mash up as everyone took to the stage.
We had a really productive time last week with Koos over from Friesland, the home studio was definitely well into the funk groove! As well as jamming and trying out new sounds, Dmitry and Koos polished two new tracks, recording live drums and key bass. With pre-production complete, the pieces are all set to go to the studio, so we’re looking into ways of funding the next stage. Any suggestions welcome 😉
District Line is our track of the week, and it’s going great so far! It’s been hand-picked by the team at Croydon Radio to be played two or three times a week for the next month, so listen in for an upbeat commute to work 😉
For those of you who prefer a bit of eye candy while you’re listening, why not check out the simple District Line YouTube video?
The debut album Midnight Sun is out and about now, taking on a life of its own. To help you get to know the individual tracks better, we’re going feature one each week, and we’ve decided to kick off with the first track, District Line.
Here’s what one of our fans says:
“Just listened to District Line. I love the feeling of being on a busy, cheerful journey & the actual sounds of the train etc. are perfect!”
MetaQuorum’s North Sea Fret was featured on Harry Simpson’s show yesterday, along with Simply Red, Paulo Nutini, Matt Woosey, Zoe Gilby etc. Harry runs the Saltburn Blues Club, and aptly enough, the show’s broadcast from Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North Yorkshire – the seaside town which inspired the track! The North Sea Fret video opens in Saltburn, too, so watch out for the distinctive pier and long beach.
The début single has only been out a couple of weeks but Meta Quorum’s already making it onto the airwaves!
Dutch radio station Smelne FM is to play Clodhopping from the debut album Midnight Sun on Saturday, Jan 24th on the Dick de De Graaf’s De Etherbak show from 17.00 – 18.00 on 106.5 FM (cable 96.1). They’ll also be playing a couple of tracks by drummer Koos’ two former bands Megakronkel and Big Tree with another MetaQuorum track to follow on the De Etherbak show in two weeks time.
Apparently, if you live more than 25 km from Drachten NL, the best way to listen is via http://www.smelnefm.nl 😉
A local radio DJ from Saltburn-by-the-Sea was so taken with MetaQuorum’s music video he wants the music for his show, so listen out for North Sea Fret on Chill with H. http://www.mixcloud.com/harrye41/
And finally – Dmitry was interviewed earlier today (January 22, 2015) by Seva Novgorodtsev for BBC’s Russian Service – if you understand Russian, listen in here@ http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/bbseva http://www.bbc.co.uk/russian/multimedia/2011/03/000000_podcast_bbseva_gel
Watch this space for more radio plays and interviews!