Entries by endurance

(The first ever) Fresh on the Net Live – 21.07.19

A last-minute cancellation meant that Jon, Alan, and I were pulled in to perform at the first ever Fresh on the Net Live festival in North London, jointly hosted by Jackson’s Lane Arts Centre and The Boogaloo, and curated and organised by the wonderful Neil March (Fresh on the Net, Trust the Doc, Demerara Records, […]

Trust the Doc July playlist

We’re really pleased to have made it onto Trust The Doc’s, a.k.a. Neil March, latest playlist.  Neil writes, “The Trust The Doc New Music Playlist is a Spotify playlist that is played between the live acts at Demerara Records live events including #VanishingPoint @ The Ivy House. Its purpose is to mix a lesser number […]

TGC Music Reviews – album review

Thank you to TGC Music Reviews for their excellent recent review of the album Endurance.  One notable quote to pull out and place in the display cabinet is “a bit like Enigma, but not sh*t, and fronted by Sade“…but that pithy soundbite isn’t necessarily representative of the tone of the piece.  I’ve tried unsuccessfully to […]

Beginning’s End

It is with real sadness and great love that we’re announcing the April 7th, 2019 gig at The Musician as Thure’s final stage appearance with Project Blackbird. After five years and two albums of shared music-making, he has decided to refocus his energies and considerable talents on other endeavours. Ming, Jon, Styx, and Jamie will […]

Radio Marabu – “Das interview”

I can’t think of a more generous opportunity for a band than having its full-length album played in its entirety on the radio, with each track punctuated by commentary from one of the band’s members. Which is exactly what our musikalische Freunde von Radio Marabu have offered us with their “TrackByTrack Albumspecial” featuring Endurance, first […]

A&R Factory Review of “Elevation” – 09.02.19

Thank you to Amelia Vandergast, whose review of “Elevation” on the A&R Factory blog describes the track as an “alchemic attack on ignorance and bigotry….leaving you with the sense that you’ve just stumbled across the artist we never knew we needed“.  As I write, The Specials’ album Encore is #1 in the UK charts, and Brandi […]

Lost on Radio Podcast, Episode 254 – “Same Heart”

In trying to promote our own work, we’ve had the pleasure and privilege of discovering like-minded platforms such as the Lost on Radio Spotify Playlist and Lost on Radio Podcasts presented by Mark Knight of Right Chord Music. Knight describes Lost on Radio as “a weekly showcase of incredible new, undiscovered, and under appreciated music […]

Turtle Tempo interview – 06.02.19

Turtle Tempo is a music discovery webzine and events promoter based in South East London that “prides itself on being fully committed to giving exceptional independent & alternative music artists the recognition that they deserve“.  Annie Rew Shaw’s excellent interview with us was published on February 6th, 2019: “Hailing from all across the globe, Project Blackbird […]

RnR Magazine Review – Vol 2, Issue 73

  A nicely positive review from Gareth Thompson in the January/February 2019 edition of RnR Magazine , which doesn’t tend to review independent releases.  “More a creative than commercial act“?  We’ll take that anytime, thank you very much!  But, credit where credit is due: the “two others” are the equally indispensable Thure Gade Johansen (co-songwriter and guitarist […]