I had an email recently from ITN News asking for a comment on some research that had been done to find the least musical town in the UK. Apparently, the research had informed them that town was Redditch in Worcestershire, very close to where I grew up, and where I went to school. This is Middle-England, for those of you not hot on U.K geography.
I hate it when important media wastes its time on stuff like this, so I was both incensed and curious. Through the Death or Glory music store in Redditch , I met with some local musicians and found a really fertile scene there. Listen to this mixtape I made, it's filled with fantastic and heroic music, the sound of a town seeking spiritual uplift through guitars, drums, and voices.
ITN can stick their research!
-John Taylor, June 2014
HUNGRY GHOSTS - OUR MUTUAL FRIEND - KILL THE ROMANTIC - AARKS - SHAAKE - BROTHERS OF CAEDMON - MUSIC LIKE LEMONS - SO CALLED ENEMY - LUCY MAY - BYRON HARE - THE INSOMNIACS
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