Medway’s Glenn Prangnell is a bloody genius. I’ve absolutely no idea how many years this guy has spent on this planet but he’s spent that time soaking up the sounds of the 60’s and 70’s, not just from the beat-boom era this writer had initially slotted him into but from other genres as well from Northern Soul to film soundtracks and everything in-between. ‘A Clip Round the Ear’ (even the title will … Read more
Progressive post-metal / horror-synth / sludge act Upcdownc release their new album I, Awake on 22nd September. Following 17 years of producing constant heavy, instrumental, fuzzy noise this will be the band’s first album as a 3 piece. The change in personnel and dynamics led to the band taking a new approach to their song writing, looking at it from an alternate angle and with it bringing a fresh perspective. Read the … Read more
Ok Folks it’s here, we couldn’t wait any longer. Here’s our video for Hometown Hustler. Many thanks to James Cross for doing a fantastic job & to HE Services in Medway for the use of the location which was arranged by our brilliant PR company Special Goggles Media. Please watch / play loud, enjoy & share far and wide. Visit the Big River facebook page and post your comments, we wanna see … Read more
A VERY strong set from beginning to end, “A Clip Round The Ear” is an absolute knockout of an album. Glenn Prangnell continues to amaze with his extremely sharp songwriting skills and sense of melody that carry on and build upon the very best of British Invasion era classic music. The soul and blues that Suzi Chunk bring add a depth and power that very few other current female singers can even … Read more
Medway-based instrumental trio Upcdownc have been nudging (sludging?) at the edges of many a rock radar since 2000. But if you’ve never had the pleasure before, now’s the time, with the band’s new album, I, Awake, released on September 22… read the full article here… http://www.kerrang.com/video/dont-cheat-yourself-check-out-some-cool-upcdownc-live-session-sludge/
Prolific songwriter Glenn Prangnell has released yet another album of fun, classy and well-crafted pop songs under his Groovy Uncle guise and this one may actually be the best yet. Mrs Saywell Says is a real pot-boiler — I mistyped and wrote “pop-boiler”, which is actually an accurate description. Great British pop with echoes of Ray Davies with layers of other influences so that it’s a bit like The Dukes of Stratosphear. Really good. I … Read more
We’re very excited to announce that Basement Cat’s debut EP ‘Times Are Changing‘ will be released tomorrow. Can’t wait for you all to hear these absolute bangers!! Get ready to stream on Spotify, Apple Music, Soundcloud etc Available on all platforms x
“A Clip Round The Ear”-out now and available from groovy-uncle.co.uk Downloadable from Amazon, iTunes etc. Plenty more goodies on the site including the last few copies of the vinyl Special Edition of “Persuaded”- only 8 left!
An interview with Glenn Prangnell, the brains behind Groovy Uncle. Thanks to the Pausenbrot Cafe, Rochester, for agreeing (at incredibly short notice) to us filming there.
Teaser clips from the forthcoming State Records release from Travis Pike& The Brattle Street East, “Watch Out Woman” b/w “The Way That I Need You” (THS—028), out 10th July. Mastered by the Right Honourable Jim Riley!