Devana – Hey Sarah – Audio

Devana is a relatively new alt-indie duo from the USA.



It is with an apology I finally come back to Devana. Those who have been here a little while will recall the name Adam Elara, those of more recent stay may recall my mention of struck with a bout of pneumonia earlier in the year, those new, sorry – but, bear with the preamble.

Adam approached me early this year about his new project and wanting to allow me to feature some of the music along with an interview about the new project, but that fell at precisely the time I was at my least congenial and despite updates, I just haven’t managed to catch up with Devana until now…

Released towards the end of last month was the début five track EP Neon Noir. A collection of around eighteen minutes of angst-riven relationship musings, ranging from the confident start of the evening full of bravado to the ponderous walk home to another supper for one.

The opening track Hey Sarah is the confident conversation in the mirror before heading out of the door.

Adam and I will be catching up for a conversation in due course and if you are in a band and would be interested in taking part in the occasional ‘A Conversation With…’ Series please do feel free to send me an email to tim @

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Ben Sommers – Dark Blue Lullaby – Audio

It was back in 2011 that the alt-rock musician Ben Sommers from England was introduced.

Ben Sommers

Ben Sommers

From the forthcoming fifteen track LP Bits Of Pigs And Peaces, a follow-up to Avocado Chip, which comes out on the 9th March  – the sixth piece – Dark Blue Lullaby.

I am also given to understand a couple of new LPs are on their way – I will keep you posted with news.

For those of longer stay – you may also recognise the name Ben Sommers who has now just started, kindly, finalising the videos to accompany both the Indie Music Tips and A Conversation With… series.

The music features, not for the video support – as you know nepotism is not a strong point of mine – rather, for its intrinsic value and if you don’t find yourself joining in the stomp around the room, I think you are reading the wrong website.

Bits of Pigs and Peaces – Ben Sommers is available on iTunes.*

For more release news – Emerging Indie Bands on Google+ is a good place to try.

*Purchases made through the iTunes link will result in Emerging Indie Bands earning a commission.

A Conversation With… Tallulah Rendall

Having first written about her music back in 2011 it was a pleasure to finally chat with Tallulah Rendall, from England, who had a conversation with me about crowd-funding, gigs in kitchens, art installations, her latest LP and more.

A Conversation With.... Tallulah Rendall

Tallulah Rendall

The Banshee And The Moon was reviewed in full in June.

Tallulah Rendall website for release and tour news.

for more Conversations With… youtube is the channel to follow.

A Conversation With…. Bandintexas

I had the opportunity to have a conversation with Bandintexas talking about not having sex with your bandmates, name changes, a challenge to a SXSW play-off and more….

An Interview With... Bandintexas

An Interview With… Bandintexas

A full band review will be published on the 21st, but what better way to get to find out about Bandintexas other than a conversation.

For the interview all four members – Sophie, Jackie, Lauren and Kelly took the time out to talk about the ups and downs of life as an emerging band.

The ABCD-EP – Bandintexas is available on iTunes*.

For more Conversations With… Emerging Indie Bands on Youtube is the right channel.

*Purchases made through the iTunes link will result in Emerging Indie Bands earning a commission.