The story of the #MonsterThread

Today I have so much stuff to update that I need to write two different posts. I also added a lot of new music to #KEEPOUTOFTHEMAINSTREAM and every song deserves it’s space.

So to keep some focus, I will write about my independent music promotion work first and then some gig and media update later on.

When I really started to put an effort into my music last fall, I was mostly focusing on developing my own musical skills and getting my own music out there. But somewhere in late winter 2017, when I released “Your Dreams” I stumbled over Atom Collector Records and the rest is as you say, history.

Inspired by Juxta John and his tireless efforts to help independent artists like myself getting both attention and the possibility to network I started to work the same way my self. And now I come to the point where I actually wanna see myself, not only as a Independent Musician, but also a Independent Music Promoter. And if anyone has the same thought, just do it, it’s so fun and you will discover a lot of great music and make a lot of great friends.

A big milestone for my promotion work was when I started experimenting with tagging people I thought should connect with each other on Twitter which lead to what then became known as the #MonsterThread. And since people like JJ (Juxta), Peter Schatten (Shadowpainter) and Sam Prock already did an amazing work when it comes to promote themselves and others on SoundCloud I decided to find my niche in Spotify-playlists. So I started the #MonsterThread-playlist where people could just follow it and add up to four songs themselves.

After two weeks  88 people followed the playlist adding in total 220 songs. So this weekend I spent making genre playlist of all the songs, a quite hard work since a lot of music is hard to put in a box, but nonetheless I manage to fix it and you can see the results here. And the amount of great music that got added is mind-blowing. In two weeks I added 18 songs from #MonsterThread alone to my own independent music playlist #KEEPOUTOFTHEMAINSTREAM. So to catch up here comes a bunch of them.

Dodgson is a trio of guys from Stockholm who I had the honor to meet when I played my first gig a while ago. They actually plays both some stoner rock and some more psychedelic stuff and my favorite from them so far is this one

Rubio is an alternative rock-band from Birmingham, UK and the first band they list as inspiration on Facebook is Bloc Party and I can really understand why from this song.

The Turtle Projects music is a bit hard to define. But this song is some kind of down tempo indie folk with electronic influences. And it’s really good. And I know for sure that even better songs are coming soon.

Me and my Shadow is one of the first bands I got to know via The #MonsterThread and among their Depeche Mode-reminiscent electro-rock, this is my favorite.

Nemo Can Fly makes chill electronic music and blends in some nice choirs in this gem, from the name of the song I guess the choirs are Hawaiian.

Al Parkinsson has only released one song on Spotify and it’s fantastic. Soft folk music with guitar and what I think is an ukulele.

If someone had told me six months ago that I would sit in my car bouncing to EDM-music I would have thought that had been crazy. But along came NewenX and his really creative and uplifting music.

Cuecliche gets to finish todays first post with some fine pop-punk from London, UK.

That’s all for now folks. Keep your eyes open for more to come!


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