If you buy the new album by ORTOPILOT you will find a raffle ticket inside. If you have the winning ticket Matt will play a private gig AT YOUR HOUSE, as if you needed another good reason to buy this terrific album. See his Youtube channel for details.


Kate has completed her UK Tour, whick was a great success. The are some vids on Youtube. She is now planning a European tour, and her debut album is scheduled for release in April. She has a brilliant new song "You're All I Wanted" on her Youtube channel.

Kate's tour continues. From her tweets so far it sounds like she is having a good time.


Review from The Big Issue, Wales:

Kate McGill

Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff, Sunday, June 27
The Carmarthen-born singing starlet “resembles Ellie Goulding”, but is it a good thing?

Up and coming singer songwriter Kate McGill is quickly developing the knack for transfixing her audiences into utter silence when she lets her voice reach its emotive best. Tonight’s set includes a gentle mix of piano and acoustic guitar throughout, while all the songs in the set are written by her barring a gentle and melodic cover of ‘Kids’ by MGMT.
The most impressive aspect of this performance throughout, however, is her beautifully soft voice, which is pitch-perfect for the entire evening.

The Carmarthen-born singer just turned 20 in March, and there’s a refreshing sense of honesty and individuality to the lyrics she sings. Between song banter includes wordy introductions to the motives behind each work – the usual relationship woes and life complications feature heavily – while McGill admits that “50 per cent” of her songs are “written about ‘the ex’”. He has a lot to answer for, then.
Despite the downbeat nature of some of her music, the gig is far from being a somber affair. McGill keeps the mood light and humorous, telling the expectant audience a wry story about how she acquired her trusty keyboard. She peppers the set with jokes every time she makes a mistake.

There’s an appealing vulnerability to how she holds herself on stage. There’s an openness and honesty with her fans that’s lacking in other artists her age. The sense is she’s really making the effort to create a shared experience for fans and musicians alike.
Kate McGill can definitely join the ranks of “next big female artist” in British pop on tonight’s evidence. It’s a crowded rostrum up there already, but her folk-inspired music already invites comparisons with this year’s favourite Ellie Goulding. Yet McGill’s songs completely reflect her own individuality and personality; her songs are all in one style vein but are far from being samey. Her voice alone remains a captivating instrument throughout.

By Harriet Davies



I had a nice email from Laura Steel recently, so I decided to put up my favourite song of hers.

Hello Nick :)
How are you lovely?
I've done shows with Diana Vickers & Pixie Lotts and I'm now releasing
my own stuff so just thought I would ping you a note to say hey!
My first single "Feedback" entered the official UK club chart at No5
and the music video is making noise on youtube: it's the No16 most
viewed today on youtube so I'm super chuffed.
I've also been added to wireless festival supporting Jay-Z & Lilly
Allen on the 4th you have tickets? If so I'm playing @
4.30pm on the bandstand so please do come and say hello.
check out my music video:
- would love love love your feedback!
I'm also giving away signed copies of the single, a day hanging out
with me & a proffesional photo shoot plus free tickets to my shows to
people who join my street team. Message me back if you want to join.
Laura XX



YouTube uploads of Glastonbury 2010 continue to appear. I am just starting to trawl through, looking for stuff from the smaller stages, but for now here are a couple of my favourites from the big performances:

I'm still waiting for someone to post Corinne Bailey Rae...come on people!


ortoPilot has uploaded some samples from his new album:



The Ruskins at the 2010 Camden Crawl. Looks like fun: