Underground In Prydain

Goes around, comes around

Originally published July 01st 2014: As stated in the last article, UP has been scouring around the ol’ interwebs in search of some interesting underground stories relating to ‘off-stage audience interaction’ (the word ‘fan’ has been seeming a little odd of late). One band that keeps popping up again and again in a positive way, […]

Underground In Prydain

Respect as a commodity?

Originally published June 24th 2014: Anyone who keeps up to date with the big music stories in Scotland may very well have stumbled across the tale of Eric Clapton’s recent misadventure at the Glasgow Hydro concert. If you haven’t, the gist is that old Slow Hand stopped his performance in the middle of his classic number Cocaine, […]

Underground In Prydain

What happens on the road…

Originally published June 16th 2014: It’s fairly safe to assume that many of you reading this are musicians, and that a fair percentage love the rush of hitting the stage. Those who have ventured beyond the local pub and club scene will also have experienced many of the ups and downs of touring life. It’s […]

Underground In Prydain

Can we live ‘live’ underground?

Originally publish June 12th 2014: When the physical sales industry started to collapse under the weight of free access to music made possible by the internet, the masses heralded live events as the new saviour. However, as much as this would be a pleasant outcome for some – live is the best in my opinion […]

Underground In Prydain

What does a successful crowdfunded release look like?

Originally published June 09th 2014: In spite of the current surrounding buzz, crowdfunding isn’t really a new concept. I think everyone reading this article will have come across a variety of tin-shakers trying to raise the money to support charitable operations. In the golden age of the high-street entertainment retail store, numerous pre-orders were introduced […]