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 from around the world….[that] aims to showcase incredible artists that have been overlooked by radio, or pushed to the late night fringes“.  He isn’t afraid to play tracks that are 6’19”, so it was a delight to hear the full version of “Same Heart” on Episode 254, complete with a very complimentary “red wine” reference.  You can listen below, but check out other Lost on Radio podcasts, and the entire playlist, on Spotify.

“Same Heart” was also recently featured on Broadtube Music Channel.

 

 

FM, shortwave, and online alternative music station Radio Marabu have quietly championed “Elevation” to the #1 slot on their playlist (“meistgespielten Tracks“), and on December 10th, DJ Marcel Fischer marked the occasion with an interview with Ming on his “Neue Musik” programme Gitarre X (listen to the edit below, or the full show here).  Vielen dank to Marcel and our wonderful European listeners…and watch this space for a full album feature of Endurance on Radio Marabu in 2019.

 

We’re delighted and honoured to announce Project Blackbird’s debut on the BBC: since Tom Robinson chose “Elevation” as one of his “Fresh Faves” last week, he also included it on his Introducing Mixtape, which was broadcast in the wee hours of this morning (October 1st, 2018).  A podcast of the hour-long show is available for UK listeners to stream or download for the next 28 days.

Our track wraps up the session, but please do listen to the whole hour if you have the chance.  It features an excellent, varied array of artists and songs, all of whom deserve a wider listenership.

We would like to acknowledge the very sad and untimely passing of our friend Joycelyn ‘Bebberley’ Harris. Jon and Thure were lucky enough to play with her in various band incarnations respectively, including The Pressure Tenants, Uptown Ska Collective, and Joycelyn and the Dots; and we were honoured to have her as a guest vocalist on two tracks on Endurance. She had a voice and spirit that soared, and lifted those around her.

Quotes, paraphrases, and inspiration are courtesy of Michelle Obama’s speech at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, July 26th 2016.  “When they go low / We go high“.