Ahh, time flies doesn't it? Was it really 4 years ago when all this started up?
Should probably make an introduction for myself an' all:
Well, I am Alex (or The Deceptionist, or that bloke from The Butch Birds). I started GLR a few years ago because I was sick to death of the modern music scene and I felt that normal people could probably do better at keeping my foot tapping - not much has changed since then for my dislike of contemporary pop culture, but I do have much more great music to listen to courtesy of all the great acts here at GLR.
I should probably point out at this point that some things have changed since GLR began, and it is actually getting a lot easier to find decent bands that aren't on Satan's pay roll (ie working for the big4), and I think a lot of that is down to the way the internet has been utilised over the last few years.
As well as my role as acting non-administrator and site-techie for this place I also write music, for myself under The Deceptionist moniker, but also with a band (The Butch Birds); anything goes with The Deceptionist music, eclectic is the main vibration - I've been known to dabble in blues, punk, EDM, psychedelia and anything in-between. I currently have an album that I'm working on, or should I say have been working on for almost 2 years. Yes, I am also a perfectionist :-[. Its sort of a concept album, but I don't want to reveal too much until its all much closer to completion . Suffice to say, I'm hoping it will rock your collective socks off!
My time with The Butch Birds is a lot easier to categorise - we play a strange brew of Blues-rock, Garage-rock and Psychedelia, with a big twist of Bristolianism ;D. You can check all of this shit out on Facebook, but soon I'll have some of the Butch Birds stuff up here too.
I guess I'll finish with this - if you need anything, have any questions or want some info then just drop me a message. I do reply to all my messages - usually within a few days lol.