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ME5 is OUT! Download and Donate Here

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ME5 is OUT! Huge thanks to all those who have contributed tracks. This year’s album is our last, and all donations go directly to YoungMinds. Download. Enjoy. DONATE. Thank you.

Download HERE then donate HERE.

Be patient, as things will be busy initially. If you have trouble downloading then please try a bit later. if you’re still stuck, email us at medwayeyes@gmail.com and we’ll do our best to get back to you within a day or two.

TRACK LISTING
You In There – Broderick & Barnes
What Was That Sound? (demo) – Theatre Royal
Pound and a Penny – The Flying Isaacs
Jah-rusalem – The Objectors
Budd – Bear Vs Manero
Be Mine, Or Seven – DarkTrain
Ann Hedonia (live) – The Galileo 7
Strawwelpeter (demo) – Blind Maharishi
Benetton Models – That Massive Bereavement
Candle And A Song – Didi Bergman
Feeding The Flames – Crow Lane
Danza De La Muerte (demo) – Marf Salvador
Flamenca – Wildfowl
The Get Out – Stuart Turner & The Flat Earth Society
Raise Your Flag And Make Your Children Dumb – Broken Banjo
Ghosts – The Furry Love Lickers
Aqueducts – Frau Pouch
Gone – The Only Sun
Gymnastics – Natalie Evans
The Hag – Wolfgang Riot
In The Summer – View From The Skyline
Another Time – Ferocious Lopez
Sometimes – Jim Neill
Under My Skin – Joe
King Of Bradford – The Shagmonroes
The Moment – Philtrum
Disappear – Reavsey & Marling
Fishy Tales – Arfur
The Middle Of The Day – Bob Collins & The Full Nelson
Hatty Days – Rokoko
Little Man – One Eleven Edmund
Pond of Love – Glenn Barnes
Weep Willow Weep – Black Lion Courtiers
Mesa – Electron Forest
The Next New Thing – 3D
Shotgun Brain Interface – Balance Lost
Ballerina – Unlucky Fried Kitten
Alligators – Gggn ft Brmn
OCD – Punching Swans
Atlantis – The Flowing
Ordinary Day – Groovy Uncle ft. Suzi Chunk
Promises, Promises – Ben Jones & The Rifle Volunteers
Pick Yourself Up – Swampstomper
Somewhere Waiting – The Love Family
These Guilty Men – These Guilty Men
Coagula – Luna Lacuna
Under Me – Spindly Killers
The Barest Minimum – Pity Party
Wrong Side Of The River – John Forrester
Young Meteors – Future Echoes
Zombie Midwife Afterbirth Squad – Kill Rpnzl
The Big Meg – Z Stacks
Paranoia And Cats – Kofalli Ragdoll
Roman Horses (live radio)- Upcdownc
Alien – The Singing Loins
Lay Down With Me (Bootleg) – Crybaby Special
The Night Had No Terrors For Us – Hand Of Stabs
Thanks To The Latter – My Sick Mind and Chris Austin

ME5 is dedicated to Chris Austin.

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Medway Visions

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Following the roaring success of Homespun, we’re delighted to be contributing to another inaugural independent Medway festival. This one is called Medway Visions, and it’s the brainchild of film maker Mr Young. It runs for a week from 7th September and includes a new film, ‘Shaking The Sky’ from Mr Young, animated shorts, horror-comedy, a documentary by Dave Wise and special screenings by the Rochester Film Society. For full details, see the Creatabot website.

We’re running one branch of all this – the gig you see posted above. Stuart Turner and The Flat Earth Society are soon to launch their third album and have commissioned videos for every song. They’ll be showing all of these as well as playing a live set at the Nag’s Head on Saturday 7th, supported by a live solo performance from Crybaby Special and videos from Tape Error.

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Come On Pixies: Full Line Up

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Any questions? Put ’em HERE. See you on the 11th!

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Medway Fringe Festival 2013

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Happy New Year!

A group of promoters comprised of BeeDee Productions, Medway Eyes, Motherboy, Suburban Kings and TEA have been looking at the possibility of putting on a fringe festival of Medway music in 2013, structured such that it doesn’t necessarily revolve around a single main event and can be co-operatively run.

To that end, we (the five promoters named above – let’s call it ‘the umbrella group’ for now) have agreed in principle to stage a fringe festival on (and hopefully around) Saturday 13th July 2013, led by independent artists and promoters.  We’ll be putting our heads together shortly to give it a name and an identity, and to clarify our vision and the way in which we will engage with artists, venues and technicians. We’ll be talking to some of those people to help us define a way of operating that everyone involved can understand, agree on and feel comfortable with. Once we’ve established all of that, we’ll set up a web presence so that anyone wishing to participate and help us to broaden activities can get in touch. Crucially, any person or entity wishing to participate, however big or small, will understand and engage with the vision.

Medway Council is reported to be planning to organise or enable a music festival in Medway in 2013, and there has been much discussion about this in the social media. We are open minded as to if and how our festival might potentially become linked with other concurrent events and activites, or whether it could have council involvement or support. Ultimately our festival will be able to exist independently and remain under our control.

The focal point would be the music/gig element, taking place in a series of venues on a single day (possibly two days).

It will not be organised and managed on a top-down basis, but will emerge from a variety of people and organisations working together, creating and managing their own events. However, the umbrella group will;

–    agree on a festival name, identity, operating principles and design of promotional materials,
–    coordinate effort (e.g. so we’re not trying to book the same bands),
–    communicate with external entities as a single voice.

The concept is to build this from the bottom up. We start with the easy  bit, booking a handful of pubs and venues for the day. We are thinking early afternoon starts. This is the core,  the very least that will happen. Then we can build it up from there. For example; warm-up or come-down gigs could feature on the days before or after the main event. Non-music art events could take place through out the week and on the day.

We’ll keep you posted. You can subscribe to this blog or follow Medway Eyes on Facebook  or Twitter for now . We’re not leading the umbrella group, it’s just that someone had to make the first post so we volunteered.

We’ll keep you posted. Feel free to let us know what you think.

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Medway Eyes Shortlisted for Culture and Design Awards

We’re very pleased to announce that Medway Eyes has been shortlisted for the Music Award at the Medway Culture and Design Awards 2012. A huge thank you to those who nominated us, and of course to all the bands, musicians, venues, sound engineers, photographers, writers, radio hosts and wonderful bar staff who have helped us to shine a light on the immense wealth of grass roots talent we have here in Medway. An award for Medway Eyes would be an award for everyone, so wish us luck on the night. Intriguingly, the full shortlist won’t be published in advance of the Awards Ceremony, so we can only guess who we’re up against.

The Awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 6th December. We’ll let you know how we get on.

We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate our friends at WOW Medway on their richly deserved nomination for the Media Award. Well done, chaps :0)

 

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ME4 Out Now! Download and Donate…

Cover art by Lupen Crook

It’s out! Our fourth annual download compilation is available to download right now. It’s essentially free to download, but we urge every one of you to donate to our chosen charity, Medway based Holding On Letting Go, while you wait for the whopping 61 track compilation to download. Please give whatever you can, even if it’s not very much. If lots of people give a little bit, then it will soon add up.

To DOWNLOAD ME4, CLICK HEREHERE or, indeed, HERE. There’s even a mirror HERE courtesy of Steve at ishootpictures.co.uk (cheers, Steve x).

We had a few bandwidth issues just after the release so we’ve added some more download sources in true ‘belt and braces’ fashion in order to to overcome them ;0)

To DONATE, CLICK HERE.

Here’s the track listing. Massive thanks to everybody who has contributed to this album and to everybody who came to the launch gig at the Nag’s Head on the 27th.

Crybaby Special & The Monsters – No Excuses
Houdini – When I Kill In My Sleep
The Muswells – Thunderbolt Pier
Balance Lost – The Shoulder Peeker
Bear vs Manero – Now Is Not the Time For Impressions, Rory Bremner
Firstborn Heroes – Hold On Me
Petts – My Queen
The Hamelins – This Town’s Alive
The Only Sun – Old Rosie
Theatre Royal – A Friend A Stranger And I (alternate mix)
Brigadier Ambrose – Moon and River (demo)
Niltones – Circadian Rhythm
One Eleven Edmund – Caledonian Road
Fortune West – Ex Boyfriend
Frau Pouch – Mittens
The Shagmonroes – Candyfloss Suit
The Galileo 7 – Up
Suzi Chunk – Tripwire
Wolfgang Riot – It Isnt Much
Pity Party – Because We Can’t Hibernate
Broken Banjo – One Trick Pony
Dirty Vibes – Black Habit
Play Dead Proxy – Nil By Mouth
The Blissful Mop – Jack and Stella
Furry Love Lickers – Hollow
Tyrannosaurus Alan (ft. Jak Brown) – STB
Archie Wah Wahs – Damocles
Wildfowl – The Young Maverick
Z Stacks – No Sorrow
Eskimo Chase – Little Miss Too Good
Dogtown – Memories
Philtrum – Caught Inside
The Baron Von Marlon – Johnny Loves June
Los Salvadores – Give in to the Clown
Wolf’s Head & Vixen – Musical Priest
Stuart Turner and The Flat Earth Society – Sunrise
The Love Family – Magic Is Real (demo)
These Guilty Men – It’s Insane
Didi Bergman – Chelmer (live)
Glenn Barnes – How Long
Kelly Stanley – Sick to Death
Peter J Weller – Hold Me Close
Rich Clark – Soul & Mind
James Doyle – World Is Getting Softer
Paul Brightman – Subtract and Divide
Bob Collins – Holy Man (demo)
The Treasures Of Mexico – Optimism
Reavsey (feat. Andy Marling) – All I Want Is You
The Singing Loins – Song For The Underdog
Rupert EagleOwl – Rupert’s Big Entrance / EagleOwl Is Performing
Unlucky Fried Kitten – People
Wheels – Cities
Darryl Hartley – Your Star Implodes
Jamie HB – Motherlode
Natalie Evans – Headcase
Lupen Crook – POV (home demo)
The Objectors – Cold Last Night
Chairs Missing – Rainy Wednesday
UpCDownC – Omni Rock
Hand Of Stabs – Dirge and Trentals Richly Said
My Sick Mind – I Don’t Mean It (Send Me Home)

If you have any difficulties downloading or donating, then please email us at medwayeyes@gmail.com and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. This could take anything between 10 minutes or 24 hours. We’re a small team, so please bear with us.

All the best from Medway Eyes.

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ME4 Album to be Released at Midnight on Saturday 27th October

It’s almost that time again. The 27th of October sees the release of our fourth annual charity download compilation of Medway music. Once again, it’s at the Nag’s Head in Rochester where we’ll be joined by Crybaby Special & The Monsters, with support from The Muswells, These Guilty Men and Broken Banjo. The music kicks off at 8:30pm and ends at 11pm. These launch nights are very well attended, so get there nice and early.

This year’s album is our biggest yet, with over fifty tracks from local artists and featuring cover art by the brilliant Lupen Crook. It will be available to download via this site from midnight on Saturday 27th October, right after the gig. When you download the album, you will be encouraged to make a donation to this year’s charity. It’s called Holding On Letting Go and is based in Rochester. It supports bereaved children, young people, (6-16) and their families and carers in Kent and Medway who have experienced the death of an important person in their lives. Please donate what you can when the time comes.

We’ll reveal the full line up when we release the album. In the meantime, feel free to plug the hell out of the event and album. You can download a high resolution version of the above poster here.

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