This episode is a special one, its with my friends Sean and Juliette Beavan of 8mm. We had a great live chat on Facebook, talked about all sorts of things and they did a few acoustic tunes too to promote their new acoustic EP (Stripped Vol 1) that is out now!
Huge thanks to Sean and Juliette for coming on the first Zaldor’s World Live on Facebook – hopefully won’t be the last!!
It’s an exclusive episode, featuring a new interview with Strange Breed (David) and an exclusive release of his new song ‘Solar’ from the collaboration ‘Something or Other’ – as well as a cool tune from The Gorillaz too!!
Hello! Yes, it’s been a while, I wonder if anyone even visits this page anymore. I know it’s a crazy time out there in the world, but I think this world needs to take a trip to Zaldor’s world a bit more often. So i’m preparing to get back and do more episodes – more stuff – and who knows what else… Stay tuned, stay subscribed, stay safe, and above all STAY THE FUCK HOME! ğ
2019 marks the return of the amazing duo of 8mm (http://8mmlovesyou.com) !! On Feb 22, 2019 they released their new EP, Heart Shaped Hell, and it’s a much welcomed return to your ears! Founded by Grammy-nominated producer/mixer multi-instrumentalist Sean Beavan (Nine Inch Nails, Marilyn Manson, No Doubt, A Perfect Circle) and his multi-talented wife, Juliette Beavan, 8mm, were one of the first bands to embrace DIY and strategic licensing. They quickly became championed by luminaries such as Nic Harcourt, Geoff Boucher, Kevin Bronson, Jason Pettigrew and Antiquiet. One of the most licensed bands in the industry (âUnderworld: Awakeningâ, âDirty Little Liarsâ, âMistressesâ, âGreyâs Anatomyâ, âNip/Tuckâ, âNikitaâ, âOne Tree Hillâ, âSharkâ, âCold Caseâ, âMoonlightâ, âMr. & Mrs. Smithâ, etc.), their powerful live performances and intriguing videos have earned them an ever-increasing hardcore following.
The new EP, Heart-Shaped Hell, starts out with the sultry voice of Juliette on the song, ‘Self-Inflicted Heartache’ – where the song gives the listener a brilliant reminder of what made them fall in love with 8mm in previous albums. After the opening sequence, Juliette shows us the power of her voice in the chorus, exclaiming “Hey! Hey! This is how I break… It’s my self-inflicted heartache!” The song goes on, hypnotizing the listener and finishing with a great guitar solo by Sean.
The first single, Supercrush, is next on the EP and this is by far my favorite song. Starts off with a catchy electro-groove and keeps giving the listener a strong bass thump underneath Juliette’s singing with the rhythm. Sean also brings an electronic infused guitar to this tune, making it easily the best song off the EP. The title track follows, bringing you back to the sultriness of Juliette, and encouraging you to swing along with the song and feel that really no-one can break the spell of her amazing voice. That continues into the next tune, Bring it on, but this song is a little different – we finally hear Sean singing along with his wife, making it a beautiful duet. I think Bring It On is a contender for the 2nd best track on the EP, having both their voices in the song makes it a great song.
The final 2 tracks are the same song, Move with Me, but one has a spacey 2 minute and 20 second intro that could easily be a track to welcome 8mm on stage when they perform it live. I actually could see this song being used in a tv show, possibly a sci-fi show. Juliette encourages the listener to “just move with me” and by the time you hear her sirens song in the middle, you will be moving along with her – and also agreeing that you won’t let her go. This song leaves you wishing there were more than 5 (6) songs and it was a full length album.
I am very happy to see that 8mm is back and this EP is a great way to bring them back! I only hope that they take this (and their older material) back on the road, as they are amazing to see in a live environment. Those long time fans of 8mm should definitely listen to this EP, and if you’re a fan of bands like Portishead, Massive Attack, Metric, Poe, or similar – you should give this a listen as well. You may just become one of the hardcore fans that have been following 8mm since 2006!
Recorded after Maria and I went to London, Ontario to see The Pursuit of Happiness and The Odds at London Music hall! Includes interview with David Reed, Co-owner of Forked River Brewing which created a special IPA for the show: “The Pursuit of Hoppiness!”
Passion. That is what you feel from a Blue October concert. The passion of the lead singer Justin Furstenfeld, the passion of the band, and the passion of the audience. The show at Royal Oak Music Theater in Detroit was incredible, Blue October started the night with their latest single, Daylight and went into some of their older hits: The Chills and I Want it.
The audience fed off the energy from the band, and gave it right back to them. Many of those in the audience sung along, some just as loud as the band played! Much of the passion felt from Justin was also in the words he spoke between songs, sometimes preaching how you should be yourself and not take anything from anyone before “I’ll Do Me, You Do you” from their latest album, and other times telling the story of how his home life is before the song “Home” from the album Home.
It’s been said that going to a Blue October show is like going to church, and I couldn’t agree more. Justin and the band provided a brilliant soundtrack for the evening, and left fans wanting more. They ended the set with “Leave it in the dressing room”, where they took a quick break and returned for a few more songs. The encore started with an awesome acoustic version of “Hate Me”, which is where Justin’s voice really shines through with passion. The rest of the band returned to finish out the encore, which ended with the title song off their latest album, “I Hope You’re Happy”.
This was my very first Blue October live show, and I will say that I will definitely see them again. Their latest album (I Hope you’re Happy) is certainly worth checking out, and also check out the short film, Am I Happy, loosely based on the song “I Hope You’re Happy”
Yes, you saw that right – I just dropped a bomb, Zaldor’s World is returning to the old format, music and more! This show brings back new music, and some information too! Keep your feed up to date, be sure you’re subscribed for new episodes!!!