11 August 2014

[Quick Fixes] Alien Mustangs - River (10'' EP)

Despite the fact that I am on vacation I felt a strong desire to write a few words about this great release and share my enthusiasm with the rest of the planet.
Since May 21st, which was the release date of this EP, I must have listened to this "gem" several dozen times.
These guys from Thessaloniki, Greece really did a great job in this (2nd) EP. In their first s/t EP (2012) they introduced us to their garage mood, with their energetic guitars and the great vocals that absolutely fit to their musical style.

30 July 2014

[Interview] Down with Reversed Nature

Welcome to Downtuned
Tell us a few words about the group, when and where did you get started? How did you meet?
The band started in the late 2007 where Lefteris and Antonis met during their state in a punk band called Radioactive Warfare (Ραδιοβιοχημικος Πολεμος).Yeah they used to play punk hehe… But sadly the band disbanded and they both decided to continue jamming out of pure boredom. Jam session after jam session, they started to like what they played so they decided to make the band. At the beginning as a duo, Lefteris on drums, Antonis on bass, recorded two albums. Nature Reversed and Junkie for a Guide. On Nature Reversed, Angelica contributed on vocals but she couldn’t carry on for personal reasons. Some years later, the duo met Dimitra, and she started singing. Few months later Michael came with his guitar. And here we are now, as a quartet, as we like it!

27 July 2014

[Interview] Down with Stonenrow

Welcome to Downtuned.
Tell us a few words about the group, when and where did you get started?How did you meet?
We met some time ago, back in 2008 to be exact. A bunch of worked up guys, wanting to play some heavy rock tunes and through drugged sessions, a lot of jams and interchanging bass players we have the current lineup. Treliaris on the beats, Mike on mids, and John (our newest member) on low freqs. We started playing at many different studios until finally ended up playing at our own place, feeding curious neighbors to electrified jackal teeth.

21 July 2014

Fuzztastic Planet Festival (2&3 Aug.'14)

Following the great success of last year's festival, the "Fuzztastic Planet's" orbit this year is passing again through Northern Greece on August 2nd & 3rd, to provide us with Trippy Jams, Killer Grooves and all those 70s vibes, and this time in a new and admittedly beautiful venue. The festival will take place in Kokkinogia Lake, one of the most beautiful landscapes in Northern Greece and near the city of Drama. "Kokkinogia Lake is Fuzztastic Planet Festival’s new home. A lavish piece of nature of 137,000 square meters, containing facilities such as shady camping sites, kiosks, toilets, shower rooms, an open-air bar, a tavern and a playground, it promises to offer an unforgettable festival experience."