Saturday, 22 October 2011

Zoo Kid

Zoo Kid or Archy Marshall to his family, is from Southeast London and was born in 1994 which would make him 17 years a boy. Now that the boring stuff is over with lets start on the music.

The sound is a cross between Jamie T, Pete Doherty, Laura Marling and Lightseed Champion with its unpolished poetic feel. His look is a mix between Mick Jones, Le Roux, Bros with a 90's raver dress sense. The songs are raw and chilled with simple riffs and dramatic pause for effect uhhhh....pauses.

His debut single, Out Getting Ribs is a thought provoking insight into a 17 year old boys life growing up in the big smoke. The track was recorded and mixed in his bedroom with his friends Francis North and Thelonius McCabe, hmmm nice middle class eastender names. Another product of the Brit School ready to burst out onto the scene.

Zoo Kid is a welcomed edition to an ever deteriorating live music scene, with the Xfactor focused nation taking over its refreshing to see an original artist making some daring moves at such a young age. I only wish I'd have chased my passions as a child....thanks for that Archy, depressed now!!!!!


If you like what you hear then buy the dam record and support music.

The Jo Whiley Music Show

I checked out the premire of The Jo Whiley Music Show last night or as im now calling it The Noel Gallagher Show.

Last nights guests were , Ricky Wilson (Keiser Chiefs), Julian Lennon and.....oh yeah the shy recleus known as Noel Gallagher. During the show they (Jo and Noel) disscussed Nirvana's Nevermind album, Xfactor, drugs and holidays these topics led onto numerous Gallagher stories of how great Oasis were/ are and how they changed music forever. The other guests might aswell not have turned up as every comment made was over turned with a story topper about how his daughter is best friends with Paul Wellers daughter and other such awesomeness blah blah blah.
The show also featured live performances from Finley Quaye rip off Maverick Sabre (Kidding of course) and T.E.E.D.

I sound very negitive but thats just my way, its actually good to have another music show on tv at the moment im running out of things to complain about, for example why are all music related programmes on after 11pm.....its not like there all full of murder and other such gasp causing things!!! Back to the point this show with the right guests could be worth while tuning into each week for example Corey Taylor, Jack White and  julian casablancas now theres a disscussion worth watching, Ohhh the stories!!!

The show is aired every Thursday at 9:30pm for half an hour on Sky Arts 1, check it out.