Band of the Month – September 2014 – Editors’ Choice

With thanks to all the bands and musicians who create music, long may you continue to make the world a better place.

Surrounded By Thieves - band of the month

Surrounded By Thieves

The Editors’ choice for Band of the Month for September is the US band – Surrounded By Thieves.

Prophecies of Greed – Surrounded By Thieves is available on iTunes*.

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Gordon Duthie – Green Screen – Video

Gordon Duthie for Scotland is set to release his new ten track LP Thran on the 25th October.

Gordon Duthie - Thran - artwork

Gordon Duthie – Thran – artwork

The lead track on the album is Green Screen.

The release date of Thran is significant of an anniversary for Gordon and his family. It was in 1914 that the families Steam Drifter was launched as a fishing vessel Duthies – and on the 25th October 1940 that the renamed HMT Duthies – now a naval trawler after having been requestioned by the Navy during the Second World War was sunk, with no casualties, in Montrose.

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Apes from Ballarat in Australia is the alt-rock quartet of Ben Dowd (Vocals / Guitar), James Toohey (Guitar / Vocals), Sam Reale (Bass / Vocals) and Rowan M.T (Drums).

Apes - alt-rock from Australia


The two guitars enable Apes to take garage rock on a melodious ride, while still retaining the scratchy grit, leaving the listener in sublime humour. The music immediately impresses for its inclusiveness and quality of composition, of equal import the quartet is able to take the concept and deliver an aural feast of joy.

A rumbustious percussion beats its way into the synapses, whilst a fulminating bass rumbles around the walls as the guitars score the story-line as a vocal whirls its way around the ears and the end result is music you just want to turn up louder.

Whilst creating tracks which have a user friendliness to them, at a more basal level there is a rawness, which brings the pieces alive. With a strong presence in the local environment they are gaining wider appeal – and a UK tour which begins on the 1st October, should see Apes expand their reach exponentially.


Pull the Trigger – Single – APES is available on iTunes*

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