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By Josh Lloyd, Jul 23 2017 11:16AM

Josh Lloyd will be playing his first gig with Goldust this coming Friday (28th July 2017) at The Crown & Treaty in Uxbridge. They intend to play an action packed setlist, containing new material and a few additional surprises ;)


Feel free to come along and spread the word! More info will be posted up soon on the following Facebook pages:


www.facebook.com/goldustband

www.facebook.com/joshlloydmusic

By Josh Lloyd, Jul 2 2017 08:40PM

I am happy to say that the band that I play rhythm guitar for, Goldust, has recently released three new records; 'Gone', 'Fall in Line' and 'Better Days'. These tracks demonstrate the wide range of influences and genres that the band incorporates into its music.


Recorded at the University of West London (UWL) and mastered by Steve Kitch (audiomaster.co.uk), the tracks provide listeners with just a small glimpse of what the band has to offer. The band would to thank in particular Vika Raibužytė, who took the time to help record and engineer the tracks.


You can listen online here: https://soundcloud.com/goldust-band


Watch this space everyone... there's plenty more music to come!


Josh

By Josh Lloyd, Apr 7 2017 11:32AM

I am not sure what to think of this... (read this article for reference: www.m-magazine.co.uk/news/streaming-making-pop-songs-faster-shorter-new-study-reveals/)... whilst new technologies (such as Spotify and other online streaming services) have given us the incredible ability to search for new music instantly, at the same time they have also affected our listening habits (and not for the better I fear). Call me old-fashioned, but I enjoy listening to albums (and especially songs) from start to finish, and I particularly appreciate a build-up of dynamics over a long duration of time. Of course I like fast and short songs too from time to time, but I still need variety! We don't necessarily judge a film until we watch it in full... so why are we not as patient with music?


There is also the question of ownership. When people collect CDs and vinyls, they don't just buy the right to listen to the music whenever they want, but they also 'own' the songs, almost as much as the original songwriters. One feels a sense of pride when they review their music collection, and that is being lost I fear in the era of online music streaming. There has however been a move recently to reconcile with those who still want to 'own' their music (yet have the ability to quickly search for new music), and new online streaming services such as Voltra (https://voltra.co/) have made positive changes to provide just that. Voltra also gives a much fairer deal to the songwriters, it must be said.


Am I against music streaming in its entirety? Of course not! I use it on a regular basis and it has many, many benefits. I just don't want this technology to influence both the songwriting and the consumption of music too much. The art should always come first!