An Introduction to: Craig Pate!

One of the reasons why I love being involved in the independent music industry is that feeling you get at a local gig once in a while… you know, when you spot that act that stands out, that makes you put your glass down and cock your ear… that makes you think ‘Why have I not heard this before? Who is this?!’ We have such an artist to introduce, here at MOSH! This one, I remember spotting at an open mic last year and thinking ‘He’s got some potential, he has’. He most definitely stood out a mile, and this year, he appears to be proving me right. If you haven’t heard of Craig Pate yet, get your earphones in and start listening. 


Going solo as an acoustic artist in 2014, Craig, from Wednesbury, has been going from strength to strength, making appearances alongside top acts in local festivals such as Fudgestock at the Robin 2 in Dudley, and the Dementia Aware Fest at The Roadhouse in Birmingham, as well as appearing at numerous open mics around the region. He has also given a performance on Reverb Live, which was broadcast on local TV station Big Centre TV, and he still manages to find time to host his own open mic at the Tap & Tanner in Walsall, the very place where I used to work and also the very place where I first saw one of his sets.

With a distinctive, grungy sound, strong vocals and an EP released, it’s easy to see why he is taking the Midlands by storm. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from Craig in the near future. You can hear more of his music by checking out his YouTube channel, and his EP – ‘Worthwhile’ is also available on Spotify and iTunes. Below is his latest original single ‘Traces’. Happy listening!

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Podcast: The Sound Lab(20/07/16)

Why hello there! We have another week of great new music from The Sound Lab, provided by host Jim Garrett! This week brings you tunes from Feeder, Deaf Havana, Emily Watts and much more, plus this week’s interview is with Municipal Waste… There’s also a competition to win Phoenix Calling‘s latest album, so stick around and enjoy the show!

Young Guns – Mad World

Feeder – Universe Of Life

Deaf Havana – Sing

Phoenix Calling – Rescue Me

Emily Watts – Where Are You Now

Sweat – Acid Rainbow

Catfish And The Bottlemen – Twice

The Amity Affliction – Heartbreak

Allie X – All The Rage

Biters – The City Ain’t The Same

Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell

Casey – Ceremony

Crystal Castles – Char

Cassius – The Missing

A Blue Flame – The Girl Inside You



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Podcast: The Sound Lab (13/07/16)

Good Day to you, Sirs and Ladies! We have another week of brilliant music lined up for you from The Sound Lab, with host Jim Garrett bringing you tunes from Highly Suspect, The Spitfires, Tokyo Taboo and much, much more, and this week’s interview is with Rival Sons! So grab youself a cuppa and have a listen!

The 1975 – Somebody Else

Local Natives – Fountains Of Youth

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – Summer

Miel – Come On Baby

Highly Suspect – Bloodfeather

Jamie N Commons – Not Gonna Break Me

Lovestarrs – Somebody Like You

The Cradles – You Can’t Stop Thinking About Me

Ed Harcourt – Furnaces

The Spitfires – On My Mind

Salio – Lost World

Mouses –Hollywood

Hands Off Gretel – One Eyed Girl

Tokyo Taboo – Make It Out Alive

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Podcast: The Sound Lab (06/07/16)

Hello, hello, hello! And here we are again, another week, another podcast packed with awesome music! From Asylums to Dead Letter Circus, from The Temper Trap to Star One, Sound Lab host Jim Garrett provides you with a fantastic mix, and also with an interview with Mallory Knox! Plus this week, be in with a chance to win a copy of Heel‘s latest album!

Set It Off – Something New

Asylums – Second Class Sex

Muncie Girls – Respect

Heel – Nothing New

The Decline – You Call This A Happy Meal

Star One – Original Badman

The Hunna – Bonfire

The Temper Trap – Lost

White Lies – Take It Out On Me

Matt Johnson – Get Over You

Imani Williams – Don’t Need No Money

Hockey Dad – So Tired

Argument City – Spirit Of 58

Dead Letter Circus – In Plain Sight

Wolf Hoffmann – Night On Bald Mountain

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New Podcast: The Sound Lab (29/06/16)

Hello! We have another Podcast bought to you by The Sound Lab, hosted by Jim Garrett, featuring some great music by Dizzy Rascal, Rizzle Kicks, Nova Twins and many more, and on top of that an interview with Twin Atlantic! You can find the full playlist below:


Albin Lee Meldau – Let Me Go

Dizzie Rascal – Hype

Axel Jansson – Two Of A Kind

Black Dylan – Hey Stranger

Rizzle Kicks – Always Late

Lost Songs – Give You The Night

Risa Hall – Kids On Victoria Avenue

The Bluebook Project – Pockets Of Dirty Change

Nova Twins – Hit List

Fais – Hey

Ghosts Of Our Former Selves – The Glass Part 2

Tax The Heat – Stood On The Platform To Leave

Ward Thomas – Carry You Home

Tytania – Let It Go

Interview with Twin Atlantic

Enjoy the show!

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The Sound Lab: Podcast (22/06/16)

So here we are with another Sound Lab podcast from host Jim Garrett, yet again boasting some excellent music from Primal Scream, Deap Vally, Passenger and more, plus an interview with Escape the Fate and quite an interesting version of AC/DC’s ‘Dirty Deeds’ by The Lounge Kittens. Quite the busy one!

Grab yourself a brew, have a good listen and we hope you enjoy the show!

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New Podcast: The Sound Lab UK (08/06/16)

So here we are again with another great Podcast from The Sound Lab! This week, host Jim Garrett brings you music from Monster Truck, Shinedown, Skunk Anansie and much more, plus an interview with Dead!


So listen, enjoy and let us know what you think!



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