Bigtopp Discuss: The Boileroom & UK Live Music

bigtoppWith Guildford venue the Boileroom facing the possibility of closure, TMMP caught up with gangster-ska band Bigtopp 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?

A unique, intimate venue with a spanking soundsystem that creates a wonderful music experience.

What would happen if the Boileroom were to shut down? What impact would that event have?

If you lose The Boileroom there’s nothing to replace it. The up and coming bands won’t Read more…

Posted on 10 September 2014

Artists & Industry Discuss: The Boileroom & UK Live Music

boileroom bannerSometimes 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…

Posted on 10 September 2014

Bigtopp / The Ohmz / MoCara [Live Review – The Boileroom, Guildford, 28/7/14]

bigtoppMondays are tough. We’re all intimately familiar with post-weekend fatigue, irritating co-workers, and red-faced bosses bearing down on us with endless lists of unreasonable demands. After all that crap, we just want to chill.

The Boileroom, for many ska and reggae fans, was the ideal place to do just that this past Monday night. Read more…

Posted on 30 July 2014

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