The Recommender is an established UK-based music blog that’s been going since March 2008. We focus on locating emerging music from around the world and bring our selections to your desktop.
The ethos of our blog is simple – To be an essential part of your music discovery. We provide extensive, enjoyable, quality writing, about truly exceptional new music. Our job is to wave cutting-edge music under your nose and to provide our opinions, mp3s, photos, videos and links to help our readers decide if they love it too.
We also run a showcase party in our local city of Brighton every year, at the annual Great Escape Festival, promoting the new music that we critique. Additionally, we are the Community Manager for Music Robot, a new site that charts music on UK blogs.
Please comment, subscribe, message us, share the love – do what ever you wish with The Recommender, we just hope you discover lots of awesome music.
p.s. Please note – MP3s are temporarily posted on here for evaluation purposes only. They are purely to help promote the acts involved. If you like what you hear, please buy the music, support the artists, or go to the gigs! If you want anything removed, simply email us at: email@example.com and we will happily comply.
ROLE: Editor and founder of The Recommender.
HOMETOWN: Brighton, UK.
INFO: Created the music blog. Hosts and organises any Recommender events. Works as Assistant Promotions Manager at Brighton’s best established club, Digital. Also writes for The Brighton Source magazine.
FOUND ELSEWHERE?: Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn, Souncloud.
5 FAVOURITE BANDS OF ALL TIME: LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire, The Beatles, Stone Roses, Beck.
HOMETOWN: Austin, Texas.
INFO: Was one of our first ever contributors, so Olivia knows exactly what is required in terms of spotting the very best in new music and writing quality editorial. Being based in Austin, she has now simply become our on-the-ground reporter for the enormous new music festival, SXSW, each March.
FOUND ELSEWHERE?: Twitter, Flickr
5 FAVOURITE BANDS OF ALL TIME: Arcade Fire, The Legends, The Beatles, Ladytron, The Walkmen