Having supported Mark Morriss of The Bluetones at The Lady Bay Festival 2018. Strange Currencies are on the verge of not being ignored.
And so ladies and gents, we’ve scored our second number one of the year! We’ve topped DFM (Digital Future Radio’s) Unsigned chart for this week with our track, Razor Face. Thank you to all that voted for us. We managed a whopping 70% of the vote, which allowed us to take the number one slot. Awesome work, guys. We quite literally couldn’t have done it without you.
We also present a FREE download of our debut album ‘Making Monsters’ on Soundcloud and Bandcamp – Go here >>> http://hyperurl.co/fvq7ck
After a hell of a heatwave, summer festivals and wasp terrors. We are settling down with Rusks, WD-40, Desperado and Vimto to create our 2nd album on a shoestring budget. There has been much internal discussion and debate of late as to how we evolve as a band. Big thanks to Stuart Belsham @ PRS and Jamie Pullman @ Musicians Union for great advice. We regularly attend Nottingham Nusic Events to get tips and brutal hilarity from other industry professionals and frustrated locals. Then people scamper with their CD, on a potential promise of a listen for radio play, that rarely happens. Persist with your greatest work kids, then still expect rejection. It’s a cutthroat business. Attentive listening and raw hard hitting honesty for the up and coming youth, from Andrew Trendell at NME, Chantelle Fiddy at Mixmag, Merlin Alderslade at Metal Hammer, Tshepo Mokoena at Noisey. Kate Holder at Radio 1, Daniel P Carter at Radio 1, Sian Anderson 1xtra Dj, Mike Walsh at Radio X and more love spreading shizzle.
Within this quagmire swamp and over populated industry. Where literally anybody can watch a YouTube tutorial and create a beat and a track on their phone. Where to stand out? Well…A pact with the Devil, a pet Tardigrade, pleasant hamster looks, luck, great tunes, shite tunes, Bezzie mate contacts are most likely needed. A lot of ‘support’ in Notts music, as other scenes, caters to supporting youth and pretty things. (Some of us clearly spent too much time getting battered in hermitsville and studio, in bands that never lasted long. Shy and clueless in ones formative years to better promoting our work..) or in truth, was it just shite? Or did one open the wrong door when opportunity knocked? Maturity, wisdom and all that Jazz. Everything in the past lead to now. Happy days!
Owners of our very own master recordings and the songwriters… 🖖
Strange Currencies transport our visions in Wi-Fi, Hi-Fi our lives to you. 2018 has been fruity. With a necklace of sharks teeth, a baby rattle and humbug, a strange instrument that sounds like a frozen kebab and squawks subliminal messages in reverse. We danced fully clothed round a fire with rhubarb cider and choked when the wind was in the wrong direction!
With drum stools specially prepared in our rehearsal room @ Octave Rooms, Nottingham.
We rejoice that winter is coming. We are pretty excited and satisfied that we can get a decent music thing out to you all.
The darkness brews very well played tracks that we have been performing on the circuit for a while. Whilst whole band is jamming. Drum tracking with Claudine West ‘miked up’ in a rehearsal room in Derby..
Then Andy Death is overdubs/ is re-recording his guitar parts. Steve Canner will utilising his many bass pedals.
Claudine West and PP Johnson will then crack on with getting vocals laid down at ‘Claudsville studio.’ Then any keyboard parts.
In other news..
Question to audience chatting through live set. “Who would like to hear a gig?” (Massive cheer)
“Who would like to talk through a gig?” (Silence) 👍🙏
A performing musicians constant frustration! Support or headline. Shut up and listen. Very well said Jesca Hoop! We saw her when she supported José González & The String theory at Albert Hall, Manchester. He also stopped playing mid song and waited for a member of the audience to shut the fcuk up.
P.S. There are the good ‘uns like Chris Barlow at Roots Music that has been great from day #1. We love you. Thanks also to The Black Market Venue, The Kimberley Jam. Ey Up Mi Duck Festival, Lady Bay Festival and the rest for having us.
Special thanks to Isaac Walters, Bob J Cat and Robert ‘Too Tall’ Batchelor for joining us on stage and filling in.