Joining me on the show this week is Amanda Richards of Amanda Richards & The Good Long Whiles. I came across Amanda online when scouring the internet for new bands. The first thing that I heard was their upcoming single 'Fresh Kill' which hooked me in and made me approach Amanda about a spot on the show. When we spoke, it was quite clear from the conversation that Amanda came at music from a verbal direction, the songs are a vessel to transport her poetry and writings about past lovers and rising above the devils temptations to a captivated audience.
For me personally, I've never been one for the use of the written word, so musically it was interesting to hear about someone coming at music from a totally different direction. Owing to the distance, it wasn't possible to produce live tracks for this episode, however there are three tracks on this episode that you won't hear anywhere else. Have a listen, enjoy and go support a great artist! You can see Amanda's submission to the NPR tiny desk concert competition below for a preview!
NPR Tiny Desk Concert Video:
Proc. New Music, All Styles