High Voltage picks for 3/7/13
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RAMS’ Pocket Radio
RAMS’ Pocket Radio takes his name from the influential designs of Dieter Rams. He has spent the last 2 years touring Europe, UK and Ireland with bands like Snow patrol, Get cape wear cape fly, Foy Vance, Darwin Deez, and has supported MatchboxTwenty, Marina and the Diamonds and the Lemonheads. He has self released 3 EPs over the past year, received playlisting on Radio 1 and Irish radio 2Fm and CoolFM and has performed at a variety of Large festivals across Europe, UK and Ireland, Including, Glastonbury, Electric picnic, and Gampel, Rockin Park, Nijmegen and more.
RAMS’ started life as a drummer, in bands and orchestras before beginning to write his own music. With wide ranging and ever changing influences, from Radiohead, Beethoven, to brutalist architecture – It’s pop, but deconstructed a little.
There is very little known or published about this band. They are based in Los Angeles, CA. They just did a Wednesday night residency last month at The Echo in Echo Park, CA. They came out of seemingly nowhere last year and have been creating some buzz with their dreamy electro beats and mysterious videos. For such little publicity, they already have over 4000 likes on Facebook.
Diamonds Under Fire
Diamonds Under Fire began as the solo musical project & heart of Los Angeles based singer, songwriter & guitarist Vanessa Silberman. In 2012 with the addition & collaboration of Jessica Goodwin (drums) & Melinda Holm (bass/vocals) Diamonds Under Fire was re-born & completed.
Diamonds Under Fire’s 3 piece power house live show & music has often been compared to the raw bare bones rock ‘n roll of Nirvana, The Ramones, Chrissie Hynde with the danciness of No Doubt & the vocal pop melody sensibilities of Pink.
With strong DYI ethics, Diamonds Under Fire has self released numerous Demos & EPs as well as toured the US over 9 times, playing Canada, the UK, SXSW, & The Sunset Strip Music Festival. Locally in Los Angeles Diamonds Under Fire has played The El Rey, The Troubadour, The Satellite, The Echo, The Viper Room, & Bootleg Theatre. Diamonds Under Fire has been featured in Guitar Player Magazine with a cover call-out & has been featured on 4 Vans Off The Wall Compilations CDs.
Diamonds Under Fire self released it’s debut record in the spring of 2011 produced by Vanessa Silberman & tracked at Paul Green’s Studio House (School Of Rock creator) in New York & supported electronic/rock duo Uh Huh Her on their North American tour.
Most recently Diamonds Under Fire released the new single ‘Sunshine’. The song was recorded & mixed by John ‘Lou’ Lousteau at the Foo Fighters Studio 606 & mixed on the Neve Board ‘Nirvana, Nevermind’ & ‘Tom Petty, Damn The Torpedos’ was recorded on.
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