MAP September

Wednesday, 16 September 2009, 23:23 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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So here’s this month’s international digest, a day late, but there’s good reason for that. Unlike previous months when I’ve been casting around for who to include, this month I didn’t have any doubt. Beth Jeans Houghton. Not only because she’s ace and because she did a recent Seven Songs for me, but also because [...]

MAP August

Saturday, 15 August 2009, 13:04 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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When the call for submissions came for this month’s Music Alliance Project, I was firmly steeped in Scottish muisc, and had to reluctantly drag myself away to think about what English bands to suggest. Problem was, I couldn’t think of any. Thankfully, this roughly coincided with the arrival of the promo of the new album [...]

MAP July

Wednesday, 15 July 2009, 13:13 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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I wasn’t really prepared for this month’s Music Alliance Project. I came backfrom holiday several days past the submission deadline, then had a mental scramble to decide what to include for England. Normally it’s a stand-out from my previous month’s blogging, but I was hardly very prolific in June so I was scratching my head [...]

MAP June

Monday, 15 June 2009, 12:49 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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Oh, it’s that time of the month again. Music Alliance Pact time, when the collected recommendations of a motley bunch of international bloggers are unleashed on the world. Last month’s edition caught the attention of American music website Spin, which featured the full May MAP on its pages. So onwards and upwards then. This month [...]

MAP April

Thursday, 16 April 2009, 9:17 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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I was a bit slack this month in getting some MAP blurb organised, so I did a hurried, last-minute job on Alessi’s Ark. I’ve still got the album to review, and this song has been posted on here several months ago, but see it as a wee taster for the new Alessi album, due out [...]

MAP February

Tuesday, 17 February 2009, 23:47 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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It’s that time of the month again. Here is February’s edition of the Music Alliance Pact. This month sees the addition of Mexico, bring the numbers up to 23. Jason Pop Cop, the MAP organiser, also has news about MAP featured on Romanian MTV! Anyway, continue reading below for some high quality tuneage. I’ve left [...]

MAP January

Friday, 16 January 2009, 12:56 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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Here’s the January installment of the Music Alliance Pact. This month, we’ve gained Romania but lost Denmark, so we’re still on 21 blogging nations. And oddly enough, MAP got full-page coverage in an Argentinian daily newspaper!
ARGENTINA – Zonaindie
Bicicletas – 11 y 20
We started the year listening non-stop to this brand new song by Bicicletas, [...]

Music Alliance Pact - November

Tuesday, 25 November 2008, 12:55 | Category : Music Alliance Pact
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Here’s the second edition of the Music Alliance Pact. It’s over a week late, but I’ve been worrying about other blog issues than posting about music. Now that I’ve got this new home, it seems like a good time to try out a post here. So here goes. I’ve not had a chance to listen [...]