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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Peter McConnell (Video Game Composer and Musician, Grim Fandango Remastered)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Grim Fandango Remastered, describing it as “a 17-year-old classic LucasArts game remastered in HD, looking and sounding better than it has ever done.” This was in large part due to the remastered score, with many of the songs now fully orchestrated by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Therefore, AMO is delighted to welcome back the game’s award-winning composer Peter McConnell (Monkey Island 2, Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Full Throttle) for yet another exclusive online interview!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Joshua Rigal (Musician, Little Brother Eli)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Little Brother Eli is a five-piece band fronted by bassist Joshua Rigal and vocalist Alex Grew. Together with Linus Taylor & Adam Stowe on guitar and Benji Page on drums, they released their first EP in 2013 which Alternative Magazine Online described as “arguably the best £2 you’ll spend on music in 2013.” With their second EP releasing today, AMO is proud to present an exclusive online interview with Joshua Rigal – best get those pound coins ready!

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MUSIC NEWS – Pre-Order ‘A Million Little Lights’ by Zach Hurd On iTunes Now!

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online has long been a fan of indie New York musician Zach Hurd, describing him in our review of his EP She Never Sleeps as “a singer songwriter that’s crying out to be discovered by the masses and truly deserves to be.” Following AMO’s last interview with Zach in 2013, he managed to surpass his $10,000 Kickstarter goal to fund his next album, raising an impressive $14,546. For those of you who missed out on the Kickstarter campaign, read on to find out more about the album and how to pre-order from iTunes!

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Edinburgh Game Symposium 2.0 (2014)

By Marty Mulrooney

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In June 2014, some of the best games developers, games music composers and sound designers from around the world congregated in Edinburgh, Scotland for the Edinburgh Game Symposium 2.0. Alternative Magazine Online was lucky enough to attend the Game Design/Audio Panels and Games Festival on the first day, followed by a Video Game Music Concert performed by The Edinburgh Film Music Orchestra (EFMO) in the evening. Read on to find out more and watch some videos from the day!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Zach Hurd (Zach Hurd – 4th Studio Album Kickstarter)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online reviewed the She Never Sleeps EP in 2012, describing it as “the dull ache and lonesome musicality of Ray Lamontagne with slightly more light at the end of the tunnel”, before going on to say that Zach Hurd is “a singer songwriter that’s crying out to be discovered by the masses and truly deserves to be.” To fund his 4th studio album, he is hoping to raise $10,000 via Kickstarter by the 20th October 2013. AMO is therefore proud to present yet another exclusive online interview with the hugely talented New York City-based musician Zach Hurd!

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MUSIC REVIEW – Little Brother Eli EP by Little Brother Eli

By Marty Mulrooney

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Alternative Magazine Online interviewed Little Brother Eli in early 2013, describing their first song ‘Awkward Positions’ as “wonderfully moody and bluesy”. The exclusive online interview – with frontmen Alex Grew and Joshua Rigal – not only highlighted a wealth of musical talent, but also promised great things to come. The debut Little Brother Eli EP may only be three songs long – but boy, does it deliver.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Josh Hewitt and Jysi Hewitt (Musicians, Amarante)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Josh & Jysi Hewitt are a married musical duo who continue to overcome hardship (largely caused by the recession of 2008) through their music. Recording in a crowded room (they have three children) with one mic, they have over 15,000 followers on Soundcloud and over 10,000 Twitter followers, along with the support of many bloggers and radio DJs. Download numbers of their tracks break the thousands. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with Josh & Jysi Hewitt, aka Amarante!

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