IDLES

IDLES came just when we feared punk, aggression, and rock with a message was gone.  Thank god for IDLES.

Here is an interview from the Live4ever Media Lounge from 2017.  Stay tuned for some new stuff—cause a crazy video is coming soon (it’s being edited).

And here are some videos to get a sense of why we LOVE them…

 

 

Placebo | Alt.Russia [current]

LocoDistro is excited to be developing and delivering a strategic global distribution initiative for UK Alt Rock legends, Placebo.

This initiative centers around the band’s historic Russian tour and accompanying doc entitled Alt.Russia—which delves into a progressive, artistic, and remarkably human side of the country that’s rarely seen.

Countries, Release Dates, and Special Announcements to come!

  • Genre: Music Doc
  • Rights: LocoDistro / Worldwide
  • Length: 67 Minutes plus bonus footage
  • Contact: GG@LocoDistro.com

Easy

LA Rockers EASY are hard pretty damn hard to ignore.  We got turned on to these guys from Ian who generally has a good sense about these things!  Stay tuned.  More to come on this front…

From their site…

​At the end of 2016 the world seemed to be headed for a total meltdown. The Los Angeles hills were on fire, there we’re mass shootings in nightclubs, Zika virus, water crisis and worst of all somehow a television clown had been elected president. In the midst of these crisis’ a couple of jam sessions took place between Josh Landau from The Shrine and professional skateboarder Don “Nuge” Nguyen. They instinctively delved into heavy, psychedelic riffs that would last 30 minutes. On a weekend bender in New York City, Josh played an acoustic demo of a short, fast, 2 minute power pop sort of song titled “She Says Goodnight When She Wants To”. Deciding that this style would be something unexpected and totally fresh for both of them, when they returned home to Los Angeles they enlisted their regular wrecking crew of Jordan Jones on second guitar, Ben Brown on synth and Wilder Zoby on drums. Their debut show was a private festival in early 2017 hosted by photographer Atiba Jefferson titled “Last Night,” where they played alongside Future Islands, Animal Collective, Explosions in The Sky.

Findlay @ The Live4ever Media Lounge

LocoDistro was a proud sponsor of the Live4ever Media Lounge at SXSW2018. Get to know Manchester’s own… Findlay

Born and raised in Manchester, Findlay visits the Live4ever Media Lounge armed with a healthy dose of Rock Star attitude and fun laughs to talk about her rising music career and more.

For more on Findlay and other great emerging artists visit Live4ever at http://www.Live4ever.uk and don’t forget to subscribe to their channel. Live4ever breaks Indie and Brit Rock bands first!

Sundara Karma

We first met Sundara Karma in 2017 at the Live4ever Media Lounge at SXSW and they quickly hit heavy rotation in our office.  Oscar (Lulu) Pollack fronts the band as if his parents were David Bowie and Patti Smith.  Musically, he’s an old soul from rock royalty.  The band is extremely tight (they’ve been playing together longer than their years would suggest) and they sound as good live as they do on their records.

They played some incredible sets that year, and we were really happy to see them again at the Troubadour in LA. Here’s a tipsy pic from SXSW that first year. Oscar may be holding me up.

And here is the Live4ever interview from 2017… and below are some videos.

 

Sundara Karma are a band to know to say the very least.

Sam Fender @ The Live4ever Media Lounge

LocoDistro was a proud sponsor of the Live4ever Media Lounge at SXSW2018.

Our interview series continues with English Singer-Songwriter Sam Fender visiting our SXSW suite high atop the OMNI hotel in Austin. Sam’s favorite tools of the trade you ask – well his Fender guitars of course!

For more on Sam and other great Indie artists visit Live4ever’s flagship zine/website at http://www.Live4ever.uk and don’t forget to subscribe to their channel. Live4ever breaks Indie and Brit Rock bands first!

‘I’m With The Band’ in The Guardian UK

Barely 30 seconds in and Pamela Des Barres has not so much name-dropped as chucked her diary on the table. I compliment the author of I’m With the Band – one of the all-time classic rock’n’roll memoirs – on her ornate necklace, and she says it used to belong to Psycho actor Janet Leigh. When I ask if she still has the jewellery gifted to her by Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, she replies, bereft: “No, it was stolen, by a kleptomaniac married to one of the Beach Boys.”

Then, as we scan the menu in the rapidly busying Friday night dining room of an in-crowd Hollywood hotel, I idly enquire as to her dietary habits. “I haven’t eaten red meat for 45 years. I went with Don Johnson, one of my dudes,” she says of the then-future star of Miami Vice, “to the first vegetarian restaurant in LA. And I saw on the back of the menu how we get the red meat. And I was so appalled that I stopped that day.”

I’m With the Band, the classic confessional of Des Barres’s sexual and romantic escapades with a cacophony of rock stars, is republished in a 30th anniversary edition this month. In bracing detail, the woman born Pamela Miller in Reseda, California, details her high jinks on the Sunset Strip of late-60s and early-70s Los Angeles.

See the full article here