We are delighted to announce that Loner Noise will host a BlueJay session on Monday the 18th of December at 7pm.
Below we have an exclusive interview with Loner Noise, where you can find out more about what they stand for and why they are so passionate about music.
Loner Noise is a record label that is made to suit the outsider. Its popularity has skyrocketed since it was formed in 2014, and it now boasts a wide range of original and less well-known artists.
Expect to discover some new and upcoming artists! We’re sure you’ll delight in Loner Noise’s mixture of diverse and interesting rock music.
Are they doing anything vital and different. There’s so much music out there and a vast swathe of it sounds the same as something else. A taste of originality is a wonderful thing.
There are two music industries. The one we operate in, the DIY one with gigging musicians in vans who are doing it for themselves and for the love of it will always endure, though a vast swathe of grassroots venues have been threatened up and down the country lately by gentrification.
The other one, the major label big business side of things, that’s probably about to undergo an upheaval.
Spotify’s never turned a profit in its history, so it’ll be interesting to see how that gets dealt with and whether it reaches a point of sustainability before it digs too much of a financial hole.
Probably that I give a shit about their creative output. I’d never work with anyone that I don’t wholeheartedly believe in, because life’s too short, and they know that.
It’s much easier to stay up late pushing out PR emails or getting tour contacts around your regular job when you think the music is worth it.
There are as many fantastic records coming out today as ever, you’ve just got to get your ears to the ground.
A lot of stuff that wouldn’t get funding to be released finds an audience now because putting out content has become completely democratised.
When on tour I once jumped into a concrete ceiling beam at a basement show and cracked my head open, playing another 45 minutes with blood streaming down my face and a concussion before finally going to hospital.
It was pretty rad, but the staples were unpleasant.
There’s no recipe for success any more, and most independent bands don’t have a lot of money to put behind their efforts, so it comes down to being consistently original and always excellent, but most importantly, thick skinned and persistent.
The amount of bands I know who could have been world beaters that burned out and broke up is tragic.
Signing contracts without a lawyer and a clear, cynical head.
A lot of bands have a horrendous mental burden that they place on themselves to succeed, and if the reality doesn’t measure up it can be quite difficult.
If there’s a record you’ve made that you think is good enough for you to break big, don’t expect it to happen, and instead just appreciate it as a piece of art you’ve made, that way you’ll be intrinsically much happier, and it might not feel like you’re emptying out your soul as much every time you put something out.
Stay organised, and remember to appreciate the little things.
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