Probably not the best idea to do this on here but hey, got to get the word out.
Due our ever increasing demand, we are looking for new writers to review both albums and live shows.
We require writers to write at least 4 reviews a month and people who are commited, trustworthy and reliable. A key interest in music, as well as having an open mind helps, as we cover a number of genres in the alternative music scene.
Please note: You will not always get well-known bands or big releases early, as many of the albums/EP's submitted to us are often from small/unsigned bands.
We are looking for writers who have a passion for live music, attend gigs/shows often and of course, can write well.
However please be warned, we can not always get you guestlist for the biggest shows in town, well not straight away. As we like to build a relationship of trust before we provide guestlist spots to writers.
How to apply:
If you are interested in applying to be a writer for Alter The Press! Please e-mail Sean @ firstname.lastname@example.org with the following:
- Subject Title: Album review writer/live review writer (depends on which you are interested in)
- An example review of your chosen role of 4-6 paragraphs. (Note: Please don't send attached documents)
- Information about yourself.
Whilst in the UK on the Eastpak Antidote 2009 Tour, Alter The Press! managed to sit down with the guys from Four Year Strong.
The band spoke to ATP! about the forthcoming album they had just tracked before coming overseas, song titles, playing 'The Great Hardcore Fest' recently, being added on the Eastpak Tour line-up and more.
Alter The Press! recently spoke with Nick Diener from The Swellers. Diener talked to us about the bands superb Fueled By Ramen debut, 'Ups and Downsizing', growing up in Flint, Michigan and the music scene there, the bands inspirations, their current US tour alongside platinum-selling group Paramore and more.
Alter The Press! were fortunate enough to sit down with guitarist and singer behind Alexisonfire and City and Colour whilst in the UK touring with Alexisonfire’s latest release, ‘Old Crows/Young Cardinals’.
Dallas spoke to ATP! about how he got into music, meeting fellow members of Alexisonfire, his acoustic side-project City and Colour, the new Alexisonfire EP due next year, the future and more.
Ok let's admit album leaks are highly expected these days. Albums can leak days, weeks, even months before schedule (see Thrice's 'Beggars' for details.)
More or less of the time, it is unfortunate it happens and unfortunaly it can't be helped.
However more and more lately, there is a current trend at the moment of streaming records via myspace, ap.net etc, a week or so before their release.
For example, Relient K's new album (which is pretty decent I must say) and new releases from BlessTheFall and HORSE The Band, are currently streaming a week ahead of release, or in the case of the new 1997 and Four Letter Lie albums, 3 WEEKS! before release.
I'll admit for the most part, some people arn't going to download a webrip of an album. However some still do and in one way or another, affect the sales and success of these releases.
But who's to blame the non-consumer or the label for putting up the stream?
Should labels re-think the way to promote forthcoming releases?
Before going out 2 nights in a row and losing all motivation I had, I posted an interview I did with Chris Hansan of No Sleep Records.
I think I’ve said it before, but I kind of like doing interviews with people who work within the music indsutry, and are not just in a band. I like finding out their views and opinions, on certain issues and how they started in the industriy. That's probably the History student still in me. I like knowing how things start and came to be.
Anyway Chris talked about his background, the aims of No Sleep Records, his thoughts on illegal downloading, their distribution deal with RevDistribution and more.
AlterThePress.com has had a pretty decent week. We've got 2 of our writers back permanently, and along with 3 or 4 we recruited recently, I can now spend my time focusing less on reviews and more of other aspects of the site. (I'm sure some will be relieved I won't be doing reviews as much).
We've had posted album reviews nearly every day and I've sent a few e-mail interviews up (The Summer Set, Jonny Craig, Of Mice and Men, No Sleep Records and more).
I'm off to see The Wildhearts tomorrow and then Twin Atlantic on Sunday.