Off Beat Stuff

How To Teach Music and Why You Should


The idea of teaching music may seem like an easy task for most people with a musical background. Having expert skills with an instrument enables you to teach others and you don’t need to have a degree unless you are working in an accredited school. If you have ever thought about teaching music in some way, whether at a school, at a studio, or out of your home, you should know that for a student, music education is not something…

Album Reviews

Howard Herrick’s first solo record is an indie pop rollercoaster


Howard Herrick is a multi-instrumentalist and music producer, who’s previous work includes writing for rock band Minster Hill and doing a lot of music for film, theatre, TV and video games. With such a vast background in a plethora of music genres, one can expect that Herrick solo record will be a varying and diverse experience. And that’s the actual truth. The album, currently available only digitally, spans over 9 tracks that rarely go beyond the 5-minute mark but jump…


A hopeless romantic or an art punk? – Interview with PS Perkins


Having been through it all – from hardcore punk to the massive grunge wave and finally reaching a contemporary narrative-heavy take on art rock, PS Perkins is an interesting artist, a multi-faced musician who we can wholeheartedly present as a person who lives and breathes music. Always feeling like the strange kid in all scenes he’s been involved in, we’re glad to PS Perkins finally being able to explore the music he’s always wanted to explore and also having his…

Album Reviews

The Captivating Ambiance of NNYz? in Their Second Kahvi Collective Release


Finland’s Kahvi Collective is a label that inhabits only the digital world but in its 20+ years of existence has surely become a staple in electronic music. In over 400 releases Kahvi has managed to retain an astonishing quality of their output while remaining incredibly prolific. This is why we are approaching ‘Aetiology’ by NNYz? already pretty convinced this will be a fine addition to their catalog and to the collection of any electronic music nerd, of course, done Kahvi-style.…


Just me and an acoustic guitar – Interview with Mr. Tom


With over 35 years of experience in the music industry, Thomas Rawding aka Mr. Tom is an artist and a person that we can learn a lot from. A multi-instrumentalist, a singer and composer he’s been through it all – from playing band shows, to playing solo, writing licensing music to reviewing music gear and being involved in music journalism. For sure a man that knows how to keep himself busy, but the real question is how it all started…