Acoda have spent the last few years forging a real reputation for pushing themselves right to the edge of their abilities – and Truth Seeker sees that edge extended even further than before. Injecting a post-hardcore core with guttural guitar tones, syncopation aplenty, wickedly snaky grooves, and extra-strong songwriting chops, Acoda are going to make a serious mark on the rock world’s 2015 with this album. Read more…
With Guildford venue the Boileroom facing the possibility of closure, TMMP caught up with Stephen Crook of ACODA to discuss the Boileroom and the state of the UK’s live music scene.
This interview is part of a larger TMMP feature which can be read in full here.
What is your general opinion of the Boileroom?
The Boileroom is one of the only reasons we’ve ever been to Guildford! Every time we have visited it’s been apparent that it’s an important part of the local music community, run by people who genuinely have a true passion for live music. Plus the Chinese food is pure amazement!
How did you feel when you heard about the Boileroom’s current problems?
I think it’s a travesty that the Boileroom is even needing to have its license reviewed. The moment you arrive at the venue they’re so organised with load-ins and make the touring party aware of Read more…
Sometimes the old ways are the best.
Over the past fifteen years, the music world has been revolutionised by digital technology. There have been many positive developments facilitated by the Internet, from social media sites to digital music stores and crowdfunding platforms. Smart and savvy musicians now have access to a wealth of tools that previous generations could only dream of – but the physical world still holds the key to a thriving, successful career.
The ease with which a band can break through barriers previously manned by a handful of power-hungry gatekeepers represents the bright side of digital music – but there is also a widely recognised and heavily debated Read more…