Spotlight On is a new music album brought to you by the UK's hottest Indie label Matchbox Recordings and www.matchboxradio24.com. It features a selection of the freshest, hottest, hardest, energetic, melodic, folky, dreamy Indie songs on the planet circa Oct 2005. Yes it is yet again a very eclectic open minded new music feast from the leaders of new music samplers.
From the noisy but catchy garage rock of South Africa's Hellphones to the introspective melancholy genius of the UK's Pilgrim. From the timeless, spacey rock anthems of Trevor John, Madron and James Guest to the powerful, witty and boppy dark rock of Right Eye Rush and Shiro. Also look out for some hot acoustic based tracks like Jamie Campbell's melodic pop and Kevin Pearce's majestic and melodic sounds. This album proves that there are hot new artists out there ready to break down the establishment and cause a scene be it in a loud, melodic or lo-fi manner. We like to bring these bands and artists to you first and put the first SPOTLIGHT ON them. 2005 wasn't the best year in history in fact it was crap but at least these pioneers of new sound kept us listening out for the sound and smell of hope and change.
In this year our thoughts go to the victims of the London suicide bombings, the New Orleans flood victims and the Pakistan earthquake victims. Listen to Jeffrey Edwards at the end of this album and reflect. This album is a "Sign of the times".