Sunday, 27 March 2011

Myspace - Byespace!

So an article on the BBC this weekend stated that Myspace has lost over 10 million users in the space of a few weeks earlier this year. This, you have to admit, is quite an achievement. So why? Why have so many people (including me) decided to abandon what was once our main outlet for muso connections, gig-getting and publicity?

We all loved Myspace. We could upload our music without having to have any html knowledge or web building info. We could tell the world about our gigs (especially important when you're not gigging in your own backyard) and we could hope that Myspace could give us the rise to fame like Lily Allen. How do you spell nepotism again?

But no, in the last few revamps, they've taken the power back. The pages are drowning in ads, making the pages load slower and slower on the fastest of machines. All the hard work building our profiles is disabled and deleted by them in one single upgrade. That was a massive f*** you to all its users. So guess what. F*** you back Myspace, you're not the only option anymore.

Soundcloud, Reverbnation, Bandcamp, and of course Twitter and Facebook are the weapons of choice now. And I think we're better for it. If I had the patience I'd set up a slate page on myspace, pointing everyone to my website here, but I as I don't really like tearing my hair out, I'll pass.

So long, myspace! Hope you make a huge loss for Mr Dur-doch.

Thursday, 24 March 2011

Free song!

Ok, so don't say I never give you anything in return for reading my musings and post-gig brain emptying.
Popes of Chillitown are now under the wing of Strummerville, the fantastic music organisation that champions new music, in the memory of Joe Strummer from The Clash.

One thing they do is host us on their site and we can offer a free download! So here it is:

The free song to download is 'Dalking Man' one of our big crowd pleasers, and our set opener for the 2010 Ten Tone Tour. If you like what you hear, do let us know here or on twitter @popesofctown and @saxylizbeth


Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Been a while...

It's been ages since I last posted on here, lifes got a bit crazy all of a sudden. I've got loads of news, which I'm trying to sort into some sensible order then I'll post up bits at a time.

You will see the new ribbon under the banner on the website, yes, The Voodoo Trombone Quartet finally have a youtube channel. There are previews of the videos here, and more will be added to The VTQ channel shortly. Thanks to Milton for sorting that out x

I've also updated the gigs page. Loads of PoC stuff coming up in the next two months, including a few mini tours with the lovely Truebeat (our tour buddies from last year). We're playing all over the place so do come and check us out.

More news soon, don't forget to follow me on twitter for the instant gossip! @saxylizbeth