EP review! - Kindest of Thieves: 'Serial Mothers and Terminal Hunchbacks'

EP review! – Kindest of Thieves: ‘Serial Mothers and Terminal Hunchbacks’

Something completely different. That’s the best way to describe Kindest of Thieves newest EP. Anyone who has heard the Warrington rockabilly trio will know of their energetic, fast live shows and their thoroughly charismatic front man Chris Fox. Kindest of Thieves are one of Warrington’s more lively bands. Well not anymore. Well, at least for the time being anyhow. Y’see it’s all change at camp Kindest. Drummer Benjamin Foster and Bassist Joseph Lockwood have departed for different shores, leaving Mr Fox to sail the ship alone. So with this predicament, Chris Fox has picked up an acoustic guitar, set up read the rest

Tea Street Band – Fiesta, Feeling and Summer Dreaming

Tea Street Band – Fiesta, Feeling and Summer Dreaming

Since a support slot with Tom Vek towards the end of 2011, the Tea Street Band have been on the Prince Baron radar. At this stage they were a support band who got people dancing, rather than just waiting impatiently for the headline act, and left a lasting impression on those lucky enough to arrive early. It was evident that they already possessed a fair amount of local followers on this night at the Masque supporting Vek, but during the last six months the band’s reputation in Liverpool has grown and grown, as their brand of uplifting dance music seeps read the rest

Live Gig Review! The Wookies, Sly Commander & The Amazing Kappa @ Osale Rooms 11.05.12

Live Gig Review! The Wookies, Sly Commander & The Amazing Kappa @ Osale Rooms 11.05.12

It’s Friday night in Warrington town. Osale Rooms is opening it’s doors once again to the people who want their fix of live music. I arrive primarily to see Sly Commander this fine Friday evening, but I’m told that the other two bands on offer are rather good value too. The original billed main support band, The Animus, have had to cancel due to a member’s illness, so at the eleventh hour local funk band The Wookies have stepped up to the plate. It’s £3 to get in, which is unusual for Osale Rooms as most gig nights are free. read the rest

Live Gig Review! 7 Day Weekend @ Osale Rooms 17.02.12

Live Gig Review! 7 Day Weekend @ Osale Rooms 17.02.12

For the first time in Osale Rooms short history there is a phenomenon tonight that has occurred never before – an under-18′s night. Now let’s get things straight, I’m not a fan of under-18′s nights. There’s many reasons for my disdain, but mainly because that the audience for these tween gigs will have an average age of about 15 or 16. Since I am 23, this does not look good for me attending such specialist gigs. Mostly though this usually means that alcohol isn’t readily available. I am not a fan of this rule. So will Osale Rooms, and headliners read the rest

First annual Prince Baron Podcast!

First annual Prince Baron Podcast!

Prince Baron Records is pleased to present the very first Prince Baron Radio pod cast. We have put some of the best unsigned, unheard, new music together for you to listen to here on the site. Presented by Paul Darlington and Produced by Chris Roane, this week the show brings you a wide variety of genres along with Northern banter! Komla- We belong together – www.facebook.com/komlamusic Bee in the bonnet – Stuck – www.myspace.com/beeinthebonnet 7 Day Weekend – Hide – www.facebook.com/7dayweekend Alpha road – Giants – www.facebook.com/alpharoad Cielo – Summer of love – www.facebook.com/cieloofficial 40Dubstreet – Settle down www.40dubst.com Click on the link below to listen. read the rest

Lana Del Rey – Born To Die track review

Lana Del Rey – Born To Die track review

Lana Del Rey’s meteoric rise in the 5 short weeks that 2012 has been kind enough to give us so far has been nothing short of phenomenal. She’s already been tipped by many publications as a one to watch for this year, even my fellow colleague here at Prince Baron Paul Darlington has been singing her praises. So I clearly must be missing something, as for the second time Lana Del Rey has released a single which I have just found ridiculously dull. Just like ‘Video Games’ before it, it’s not that the song is bad it’s just so very…nice. read the rest

Prince Baron on Facebook - We Want To Hear Your Band!

Prince Baron on Facebook – We Want To Hear Your Band!

At Prince Baron Records we are constantly on the lookout for new bands to feature on our website.  We aim to mix our reviews of popular artists with those of new and up and coming local bands to help give them exposure to a wider audience. We have over 1000 viewers to the site on a daily basis as people come to the site in search of the latest reviews and music videos, and the next review on the site could be one of your band.  We’re even more likely to include it if you have a YouTube music video of read the rest

Paul Darlington’s bright stars of 2012

Paul Darlington’s bright stars of 2012

Here at Prince Baron records we like bringing you the brightest upcoming artists around, well it’s the new year so that means we have a whole twelve months of new music and great songs to look forward to. So without further ado, I’ve gathered a little list together of which artists are going to be hot property in 2012. King Charles If you’re looking for a new indie hero for 2012 look no further than the English, singer-song writer from West London. Now I’ve really been excited about this artist for a while after hearing the single ‘Bam bam’ back read the rest

Enter Shikari - A Flash Flood of Colour Review

Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood of Colour Review

A Flash Flood of Colour opens with what on the face of it seem like some daft lyrics about a house in a field on a side of a cliff, but as the album progresses you realise that there might be more to this opening gambit than meets the ear.  The album tackles several political issues as well as some references to global warming and stuff like that; it would be easy to dismiss this as some kind of gimmick, but it makes for an album which surprises in both its musical and lyrical content. Some of it is unintentionally read the rest

2011 End of year list

2011 End of year list

Well its time for my rather belated end of year list, now id like to say its because ive been too busy working off all that turkey and Christmas cake in the gym however id be lying so without wasting anymore time il crack on. Single of the year – Nicki Minaj – Super bass My single of the year will have to go to super bass by Nicky Minaj, yes Adele had a great year and someone like you was a brilliant single but I believe the true winner this year was Nicky Minaj. Super bass has everything, intoxicating read the rest

Tracks of 2011 - With a Video

Tracks of 2011 – With a Video

Below is a list of the tracks that caught the ear in 2011. Below this list is a Youtube video. The video is for the Foo Fighters track “Rope”. Because the Foo Fighters somehow manage to retain the status of some kind of cool cult band even though they’re well beyond cult status. There are undiscovered Amazonian tribes who enjoy recreating the Foo Fighters “Learn To Fly” video during leisure hours. They know who Dave Grohl is. Manic Street Preachers – This Is The Day Spector – Never Fade Away Beady Eye – Millionaire The Heartbreaks – Jealous, Don’t You read the rest

Mike Glover's in-no-way clichéd end of year list

Mike Glover’s in-no-way clichéd end of year list

Well ladies and gentlemen, it’s that time of year again where we get hammered, cop-off with Pam from the office and struggle to get home after the new year’s festivities. It’s also the time when we reflect, look back, and argue about who was great and who was woeful over this past year we called 2011. So in the spirit of these things, here are my picks for the single and album of the year. Single of the Year – Adele – Set Fire To The Rain Well, there was no contest really? It HAD to be an Adele song. read the rest

Live Gig Review! Plastic Palace night @ Osale Rooms 17/12/11

Live Gig Review! Plastic Palace night @ Osale Rooms 17/12/11

It’s a week and a bit before Christmas, and there’s festive cheer all around in Warrington town, and none more-so than in Osale Rooms, which is holding one of its infamous (well, to those that remember it as the old WA1) nights, Plastic Palace. There’s DJ’s working the first floor, but it’s upstairs in to the dark, somewhat cosy-feeling attic of the place, that some of Warrington’s bands are out in force tonight. Could they bring the festive cheer to even the most bah-humbug of the Warrington masses? First up is Selfish Lovers, a female-fronted pop band with a lot read the rest

The Ambersons - Christmas Gala Affair @ Osale Rooms

The Ambersons – Christmas Gala Affair @ Osale Rooms

Are you fed up with that same old Christmas music already? Well fear not, we have a Christmas twist. Osale Rooms Warrington, fast gaining a reputation as Warrington’s best live music venue, is hosting a Christmas bash with a line-up that includes some of the best music Warrington has to offer. The event will take place on 17/12/2011 (a Saturday night!). Two bands whom we’ve previously covered, you could almost describe them as Prince Baron regulars – Bill Davro and The Ambersons, will be joined on the bill by the Selfish Lovers. We admit to knowing little about the latter, read the rest

Foster the People - Helena Beat

Foster the People – Helena Beat

Now i’ll be honest when I came across Foster The People last year I was excited and claimed that they would be the next big thing and after the massive success of “Pumped Up Kids” im more than a little smug. However there’s always the danger when a song does so well that it can overshadow your other work, you don’t want to be the next Chesney Hawkes! Now there’s a song on their debut album Torches which I believe wipes the floor with “Pumped Up Kicks” called “Helena Beat”. Now it was released in America back in may 2011 read the rest