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It's Only You In The Room Of Mirrors

Wold News have just released a music video for the single, In The Room.

Directed and edited by filmmaker Danny Alexander, join World News for an epic squash match – it really is life and death.

Learn more via Exclaim!

A special thanks must go to Colin Harrington for his creative production support, Cam Alford and Skyline Restaurant for their wonderful location, Gabe Parniak and @gleranonna.

Alexander is also known for the documentary film about the Toronto music scene, No Tickets At The Door.

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'Not A Band' - The Best Thing You've Seen On The Internet Since That Gorilla Waved For A Snack At The Zoo

Yeah yeah, we know... it's confusing. When you give your band a name like Not A Band it's like calling yourself Special Guest or Event Cancelled... it's gonna cause some confusion... especially when you end up on a festival poster.

I guess with this bunch, they're hoping people will turn up to the show expecting anything other than a band, only to be shocked when *poof* a band arrives. Let's just hope the audience didn't come because they specifically don't like bands, eh?

I thought about calling this post, 'Don't Read This'. It's this kind of viral genius that helps 15 second clips of gorillas at the zoo, frantically waving for some idiot to throw another biscuit into the enclosure, go viral.

It's hard to predict what is going to be a success these days. Sometimes it's the opposite of what you might think. And when you think about it even more, it's only a matter of time until we get smart phones to wild gorillas so they can film short clips of each other and upload it to the cloud for all species to enjoy.

Mark Zuckerburg would love that. Just like he loved to encourage musicians to create band pages on his cutting-edge social network, so that he could encourage fans to waste their time following the bands they like. Once all that information was gathered, Zuck executed his 'Kill Culture Make Money Plan'.

To execute said plan, all you have to do is gather a bunch of data and sell it to anyone who will buy. At the same time, you charge the bands to show their content to their own fans who follow. That way, the majority of fans don't see what they want and the bands have to pay for advertising.

"We've got your data baby" - Zuckerburg whispers to himself as he pretends to shave his child-like face in the mirror (despite not a single hair having ever grown on his cyborg chin).

And don't get me started on Spotify, in their emerald castle eating all manner of green themed sliders. Although, when I think about it, given 10 second clips of cars running red lights is our new preferred form of entertainment, I kind of agree with Spotify that musicians deserve to be paid nothing. In fact, musicians should have to pay Spotify a "creation" fee to even consider picking up an instrument.

Don't get me wrong, I am 100% ranting here and it is all rather incoherent. Mainly, I just wanted to see if anyone was paying attention. Sometimes when the winter is on your shoulders, the only thing you can do is bury yourself in art. And that's exactly what we've done here...

Frivol is a banging new track from Not A Band. Yes, getting back on the Not A Band train, we've got a little glitter for your afternoon coffee.

So shut out the rest of the internet for at least four minutes and fifty-nine seconds... if you can indeed go that long without seeing someone react to a burrito being assembled.

So who are Not A Band?

"What started as a carpe diem home-recording project for a duo in quarantine, quickly grew into a cast of friends from different disciplines and perspectives, building on a communal spirit of we’ll try everything once."

We're so stoked to have captured Frivol live from our little bank vault studio in downtown Toronto. We're sure you'll agree that the energy from Not A Band is electric.

There will be another live video from the group coming soon, so if you Subscribe on YouTube they might notify you when the next one is released.

Oh, and you can catch Not A Band LIVE at The Garrison very soon on March 2nd. If you didn't know, The Garrison is now Toronto's undisputed premiere venue, now every other spot in the city has been "cancelled" for various nefarious reasons.

Not A Band Leona Hell

It's a killer lineup that also includes Leona Hell, who will be releasing a new EP, plus Only God Forgives. Don't miss it.

Thanks a bunch for reading.

I'm fine, I promise. Send me memes.

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Bill Cutbill's New Year's Resolution Project Gets a Reboot

Bill Cutbill has returned with Resolution Remastered - a New Year's resolution for 2024 that starts today and will either be kept or broken.

Many years ago Bill set himself the task to write, record, mix and master one new song with accompanying video every month for the whole year.

The rule was: each video had to be released before the end of the month. It was quite ambitious, and spoiler alert, there are 12 videos on the internet you could watch immediately if you have the right detective skills.

Speaking of the January track entitled, Treat Yourself, Bill Cutbill said -

“Here we are once again dealing with the January winter blues. Personally, I find a lot of comfort in sleep and that’s what this song is about.

Back in yesteryear when I was struggling with harsher mood instabilities, I found that by committing to a good sleep pattern I was able to start days with a better mindset.

I also find that tea helps… not with sleep necessarily cos of the caffeine, but a good cup of tea helps with every stress; any difficult moment life throws at you.

So yeah, brew yourself a mug and take this time of year to relax and recuperate. There’s a reason why animals hibernate.” - 💙 Bill Cutbill

Bill will be revisiting each track to give it a fresh burst of instrumentation/ mix/ whatever the hell he want.

Just like with the original RESOLUTION project, these REMASTERED songs will be released once a month with a fresh cut of the original video, formatted for the mobile phone age.

The real question is, will Bill be able to keep his Resolution?!

Only time will tell.

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Don't Miss Idious Carrie at The Baby G on Sunday!

You can catch Idious Carrie performing their first show of 2024 this Sunday at The Baby G, Toronto.

And what's more it's absolutely free and includes performances from Ace of Wands and Rosie Wyse.

Sunday 21st January
At The Baby G. Doors at 8PM
Facebook Event

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WHOLE is an AudioVisual Experience from RUM DO

Happy New Year!

2024 is here and we've got a bunch of content on the way for you, starting today.

Back in 2017 the debut EP from RUM DO, lay down, lovers [SS101] was our very first release here at Safe Sounds. The avant-garde pop duo released their third EP last year, You Just Have To Be.

WHOLE is a brand new video featuring the entire RUM DO discography with uncut visuals. It's perfect for ambient watching and listening... stick it on and let your mind wander across diverse landscapes, open your eyes for rushing colours and abstractions.

Ever since the start of the project, RUM DO's music has been released with abstract video. The final frame of one track always linked to the first frame of the next.

Finally WHOLE can now be experienced as it was always intended. The run time is 1 hour and 6 minutes.

I guess in some ways it's odd to mark the start of the new year with the death of a project. Harry Perry and Bill Cutbill will now focus on new musical ventures. After all, time is not infinite.

It feels fitting and romantic to wave goodbye to RUM DO in this moment. It's just the point from A to B.

With that, we place our feet firmly on the ground and start walking forward.

RUM DO ~ "an adjective meaning 'odd' or 'strange', and nothing to do with the drink rum."

Releases

Remix Single
SS124
World News
In The Room
Double A
SS123
Pretty
Live from Safe Sounds
Album
SS122
StillWaves
Undiagnosed
Album
SS121
Your Grandad
Your Grandad
EP
SS120
Your Grandad
Sin Gles
Single
SS120C
Your Grandad
Your Grandad
Single
SS120B
Your Grandad
Poison
Single
SS120A
Your Grandad
CERB
EP
SS119
Dark Tapes · Bill Cutbill
OBELISK
EP
SS118
RUM DO
You Just Have To Be
Single
SS117
Theo Vandenhoff
Alles Ist Besser
EP
SS116
World News
New Era
Remix Single
SS115
World News
AMFTK
LP
SS114
Provincial Parcs
Scenic Equilibrium
Double A
SS113
Your Grandad
Juice Opinion / Fake News
Double A
SS112
Idious Carrie
O
EP
SS111
Theo Vandenhoff
Heartache Is An Empty Room
Double A
SS110
RUM DO
Confetti and... / A ↝ B
Remix Single
SS109
World News
Descenending
LP
SS108
Bill Cutbill
AMAZONAS
EP
SS107
Loji
Gather
EP
SS106
World News
The Chosen
Remix Single
SS105
World News
Black Cat
Single
SS104
Bill Cutbill
Joy Ride (and then I wake up)
Remix Single
SS103
World News
A Bit More Mellow Back Then
EP
SS102
RUM DO
Why
EP
SS101
RUM DO
lay down, lovers

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