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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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MUSIC REVIEW – American Master by The Changes

By Marty Mulrooney

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American Master is the brand new album from The Changes. After making such a scene with their spectacular debut album Today Is Tonight in 2006, this talented indie band seemed destined for greatness. However, soon after their first album was released they quickly disappeared into relative obscurity, kept alive only by the dedicated fans who patiently waited in dwindling hope for new material to appear. Lead singer Darren Spitzer told Alternative Magazine Online in 2010 that he wasn’t sure about a new album, ‘but we always have tons of songs.’ However, it’s now 2013 and – against the odds – The Changes have finally released a follow-up album, American Master, after working on it over the past five years.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Alex Grew and Joshua Rigal (Musicians, Little Brother Eli)

By Marty Murooney

Little Brother Eli is the musical lovechild of Alex Grew and Joshua Rigal. They front a talented band consisting of band members Benji Page, Adam Stowe and Linus Taylor. The dynamic duo recently contacted Alternative Magazine Online to share their first live music video, for the wonderfully moody and bluesy ‘Awkward Positions’. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with the highly talented frontmen of Little Brother Eli!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Ally Jowett (Musician)

By Marty Mulrooney

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Ally Jowett is a UK-based musician, songwriter and producer. He has worked as a freelance songwriter, performer, engineer and producer for many artists and bands including Vaughan King, Bad For Lazarus (formerly of Nine Inch Nails, Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster and Unkle), The Decors, David Lawrie, Explosives For Her Majesty, Yearbook and Universal Publishing UK. Ally recently contacted Alternative Magazine Online to share his beautiful debut single ‘All Your Pieces’, from his forthcoming debut EP ‘Wired The Wrong Way Round’. AMO is therefore proud to present an exclusive online interview with brand new recording artist and performer, Ally Jowett!

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