Novoselic adds to the Red’s Team Spirit!

Nirvana for Red Balls as Krist Novoselic signs in defence.

It was a deal that was done swiftly and decisively, as March’s guest, Greg Warns from Uncle Sugar, made a call to secure the defensive services of Nirvana’s Kirst Novolslic.

The lanky bass player/defender was on a plain home from a recent international friendly when he got the call asking for him to change course and head straight to team headquarters. Novoslic reportedly hesitated, stating he was looking quite disheveled from his previous match.

“Yeah, he simply said ‘Come as you are’.” Novoselic stated at his unveiling yesterday “I’m not that dumb, so I just said ‘You know, you’re right!”

Novoselic is renowned for his defensive abilities and has been very outspoken against forwards who play act inside the attacking area. “I know they’ve been told to dive, dive, dive. I hate that they milk it. It makes me go very ape!”

Novoselic’s defensive prowess will be an asset to the team and he is reportedly thrilled to be reuniting with his former teammate, Dave Grohl.

The Red Balls will announce their next signing in May 2016

Dan’s Bandcampaign Episode 12 – Uncle Sugar

Pour some sugar on me…no, wait, that sounds dirty!

Sometimes I’m not sure why I like a song, a band or an album. Sometimes it’s an immediate and obvious light bulb reaction. Other times there’s just a ‘thing’, something that is not apparent from the get go but is worth investing time to have another listen or three.

It’s never based on the artwork or album title! And thank god for that, as I may have completely overlooked the catchy Beatles-esque synth pop of Uncle Sugar (Greg Warns). His/their latest release “Hourglass” was initially entitled “Don’t Listen, Yet!”. I thought it was a clever name. Turns out it was more of an instruction as these versions of the soon to be released songs were merely meant for friends to provide feedback before the final mixes commenced. Throw in his penchant for creating album covers on Microsoft Paint (I’m not supposed to mention that!) and I had every reason to pass his music by.

But I didn’t and I am glad. Uncle Sugar has a knack for balance – experimental elements woven throughout finally crafted songs that whilst extremely poppy and catchy, never cross the line to novelty of (pardon the pun) saccharine flavoured throwaways.

To make things even better, Greg is only twenty years old, not that that should really matter, but he is also quit prolific with new material being released several times a year.

So check out Uncle Sugar’s sugary yet nutrient filled musical goodness! It’s a balanced diet for the ears!

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Artist Details:

Name: Uncle Sugar (Greg Warns)
Location: Paulsbo, Washington
Generic Genre Labeling: Rock, Synth Rock, Indie
Forced Comparison: The Beatles, Devo, The Beach Boys
Bandcamp Site (Uncle Sugar)
Bandcamp Site (Greg Warns)

Facebook Page

Assigned Rock and Goal position: Wing Back (Bass Guitarist) 

Uncle Sugar sound like:


 

How many sugars do you take?

Dan’s BandCampaign Podcast Ep 12 – Uncle Sugar

Sometimes I’m not sure why I like a song, a band or an album. Sometimes it’s an immediate and obvious light bulb reaction. Other times there’s just a ‘thing’, something that is not apparent from the get go but is worth investing time to have another listen or three.

It’s never based on the artwork or album title! And thank god for that, as I may have completely overlooked the catchy Beatles-esque synth pop of Uncle Sugar (Greg Warns). His/their latest release “Hourglass” was initially entitled “Don’t Listen, Yet!”. I thought it was a clever name. Turns out it was more of an instruction as these versions of the soon to be released songs were merely meant for friends to provide feedback before the final mixes commenced. Throw in his penchant for creating album covers on Microsoft Paint (I’m not supposed to mention that!) and I had every reason to pass his music by.

But I didn’t and I am glad. Uncle Sugar has a knack for balance – experimental elements woven throughout finally crafted songs that whilst extremely poppy and catchy, never cross the line to novelty of (pardon the pun) saccharine flavoured throwaways.

To make things even better, Greg is only twenty years old, not that that should really matter, but he is also quit prolific with new material being released several times a year.

So check out Uncle Sugar’s sugary yet nutrient filled musical goodness! It’s a balanced diet for the ears!

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Blue’s day as Billy Joe Armstrong comes around.

Blue Balls send Reds a Warning by Signing Billy Joe Armstrong!

Blue Ball management were apparently elated with Dead Poet Society’s signing of central midfielder/rhythm guitarist, Billy Joe Armstrong. The Green Day front man, known for pushing the boundary of sportsmanship, has been seen as a somewhat risky move, but this was of no concern to those in charge.

“He’s no idiot, no basket case,” remarked one senior coach. “He’s a quality player, fast, edgy and adopts a long view of the game”.

Armstrong was also quick to dismiss those ready to write him off as a freeloader and trouble maker.

“Those that think I’ll be hitching a ride off of my teammates during a game are a minority and either way, they are stuck with me. While I hope to have the time of my life, this ain’t no holiday for me either! I’m here to win”

The Blue Balls will announce their next signing early in 2016.

DBCP Bonus Mini Episode – Dead Poet Society Rock and Goal

The guys from Dead Poet Society were a blast to speak to and they really took the Rock and Goal segment seriously. Their banter and debate over who should be selected was a joy to watch and was equally entertaining as it was insightful. The main show had an edited version of this discussion to keep the main show length down – a mini show of that full length discussion can be heard right here in this bonus short episode. 

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Dan’s BandCampaign Episode 11 – Dead Poet Society

Alive and kicking! – Dead Poet Society

People who know me are acutely aware I like a good, heavy riff. They also know I love harmonised vocals and a well thought out melody. They will also know I am a fan of production values and recordings that contain unique layers and sounds. Boston band, Dead Poet Society, ticks all of these boxes and then some. In fact, their 2015 EP AXIOM was one of my favourite pick-ups of the year! These guys are going places….seizing the day, if you will (ok, no more DPS movie references…)

This group have a collective unity and drive that is rarely seen – to the point that they actually live together! Each member contributes to all aspects of the band – they weren’t sure how to record and mix their music, so they learnt. They weren’t able to make their own top quality film clips, so they learnt. What these guys put their minds to, they achieve and it and their growing success is a true testament to the benefits of hard work and commitment. Mr Keating would be proud! (Oops!)

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Artist Details:

Name: Dead Poet Society
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Generic Genre Labeling: Rock, Hard Rock, Indie
Forced Comparison: Royal Blood, Muse
Bandcamp Site
Official Site
Facebook Page
YouTube Channel

Assigned Rock and Goal position: Central Midfielder (Rhythm Guitarist) 

Dead Poet Society sound like:


 

Dead Poet Society – A band of equals!

Dan’s BandCampaign Ep 11 – Dead Poet Society

People who know me are acutely aware I like a good, heavy riff. They also know I love harmonised vocals and a well thought out melody. They will also know I am a fan of production values and recordings that contain unique layers and sounds. Boston band, Dead Poet Society, ticks all of these boxes and then some. In fact, their 2015 EP AXIOM was one of my favourite pick-ups of the year! These guys are going places….seizing the day, if you will (ok, no more DPS movie references…)

This group have a collective unity and drive that is rarely seen – to the point that they actually live together! Each member contributes to all aspects of the band – they weren’t sure how to record and mix their music, so they learnt. They weren’t able to make their own top quality film clips, so they learnt. What these guys put their minds to, they achieve and it and their growing success is a true testament to the benefits of hard work and commitment. Mr Keating would be proud! (Oops!)

https://deadpoetsocietyofficial.bandcamp.com/

http://wearedps.com/

https://www.facebook.com/deadpoetsocietyband

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSIDln9BMrcXa6Pmeu7NDew

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Reds land work horse in Patti Smith!

Smith to shoot canni-balls for the Reds!

Last month saw the Blue Balls sign the first striker in the Rock n’ Goal competition, but Red Balls talent scouts, Little Red Lung, reacted quickly by signing the scrappy striker, Patti Smith, to boost their attacking stocks.

Smith had long wanted to be a Rock n’ Goal star and stated that it was a privilege to join the prestigious club.

“We saw her dancing barefoot when she signed the papers,” stated one teammate, “and she did so first thing in the morning, because the night may have been too late.”

Smith will be a great asset to the squad and her aggressive and no frills approach will see her pumping the ball into the back of the net more often than not.

The Red Balls will announce their next signing early in 2016.

Dan’s BandCampaign Ep 10 – Little Red Lung

“It would be nice if something made sense for a change.” ~ Lewis Carol (Alice in Wonderland)

At risk of throwing too many surreal pop culture references into the soup, I’ve a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore. And if you still choose to taste the soup, please remember… there is no spoon!

In all honesty, Los Angeles based quartet Little Red Lung are not that weird. But they are unique and it’s their meticulous attention to detail, be it in the form of song writing or post production, that sets them apart from their peers. There’s strange and interesting for strange and interesting’s sake – and bands like that are as empty as the tin man’s chest.

But Little Red Lung are as genuine as they come and you can hear it. Songs are laced with trauma, hope, frustration and and an underlying tension that seeps out of the cracks and runs down the walls. And you can’t help but watch.

Their music will take some time to fully appreciate. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but should you get to the tea party, you will have one hell of a time… real or otherwise. *Spin totem now.

In this interview, Little Red Lung members Zoe-Ruth Erwin and Ali Nikou chatted about their new album Beware, scathing reviews, popcorn, living on a deserted island and much much more!

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Dan’s BandCampaign Episode 10 – Little Red Lung

You know, the usual Sunday afternoon wear.

“It would be nice if something made sense for a change.” ~ Lewis Carol (Alice in Wonderland)

At risk of throwing too many surreal pop culture references into the soup, I’ve a feeling we are not in Kansas anymore. And if you still choose to taste the soup, please remember… there is no spoon!

In all honesty, Los Angeles based quartet Little Red Lung are not that weird. But they are unique and it’s their meticulous attention to detail, be it in the form of song writing or post production, that sets them apart from their peers. There’s strange and interesting for strange and interesting’s sake – and bands like that are as empty as the tin man’s chest.

But Little Red Lung are as genuine as they come and you can hear it. Songs are laced with trauma, hope, frustration and and an underlying tension that seeps out of the cracks and runs down the walls. And you can’t help but watch.

Their music will take some time to fully appreciate. It’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but should you get to the tea party, you will have one hell of a time… real or otherwise. *Spin totem now.

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Artist Details:

Name: Little Red Lung
Location: Los Angeles, California
Generic Genre Labeling: Art Rock, Avant-rock, Alternative, Baroque
Forced Comparison: Tori Amos, Radiohead, Bjork
Bandcamp Site
Facebook Page
YouTube Channel

Assigned Rock and Goal position: Striker (Lead Singer) 

Little Red Lung sound like:


 

Take in whatever these lungs offer you!