Wednesday October 28, 2020

Artistic Licence: A debut of desperation

We all know up-and-coming bands have it tough these days, but there's a difference between asking for financial help and selling your creative identity.

4th November, 2012
From soundtracking adverts to selling band T-shirts, artists do what they can to ensure that every last drop of milk has been squeezed from the record industry's teat.

Recently I received an email from a new Dublin band, who, by the sounds of it, have already reached a point in their youthful existence where they're clinging to artistic life by a thread: coma-ridden, hooked up to an IV, breathing with the aid of gently bleeping machines.

Well, they didn't say that, exactly, but I was left to conclude it from the thrust of their email, which made them sound less like vibrant young...

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