January 16, 2010
One of my favourite music sites is the fantastically diverse, brilliantly local and artist-driven site: TenTracks.co.uk. For just £10 a year you get 120 great songs which you’d be hard pressed to find anywhere. The bonus is, all the artists involved get a fair percentage of the profits — a much better deal then they get using i-tunes (boo, hiss!). So, if you are feeling guilty about illegally “stealing” music from .torrent sites, pay your dues to the artists who need the money and support TenTracks by taking out a subscription.
With all this in mind, it is a great pleasure to say that you can now buy ten of the eighteen tracks from our Golden Hour Vol. II CD on the TenTracks website including new material from Diddley Squat, Chandra, Mat Riviere, Robin Grey and The Asazi Space Funk Explosion! You can buy the tracks for ONE QUID or take out a full subscription for £10! It really is a bargain and a delight to get all this great music so even if you own the GH Books – do take out a subscription.
Here’s what they say:
“The Police Box proudly presents its pick of tunes from the acclaimed new writing and music publication by Edinburgh’s Forest Cafe. A quid says this is genuinely stereotype-busting quality”
And while I am on the plug:
You get a free TenTracks bundle when you buy tickets to the massive Hidden Door Art Festival at the Roxy on 30 / 31 January. You can read about what I’ll be doing here. I’m super keen to see Action Group, Jesus H Foxx, Foxgang, Joe Acheson Quartet, Panda Su, and William Douglas live. Basically, every great band in Edinbrugh and Glasgow is going to be playing this thing – it’s worth the money to be there.
It is practically guaranteed to be an amazing weekend of music, art installations, poetry and dancing so buy your tickets now.
FREE with each ticket: 10 mp3 music tracks by bands playing at the festival from Tentracks, plus video trailer of artists work with music by Jesus H. Foxx.
Look at the event on facebook and sign up!
I hope to see you there, here and everywhere.