AN ALTERNATIVE VIEW ON MUSIC FOR THOSE IN THE KNOW
ISSUE NO.1 - 20TH DECEMBER 2013
THE NEW ALBUM FROM
THE BLACK KEYS
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News and updates on their latest
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James Coots reveals all as we
get personal with the UK’s latest
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
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ahead of their tour.
Influenced by the festival itself, the
newest and most sytlish Indie band
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We talk to Britain’s most stylish musicians
ahead of their Weymouth Pier performance
this June. Give this a read!!!
Arrogance seems to be an ever
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and Jake Bugg is no exception.
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IV’s weekly review -
Climbing Just To Fall
Hello and welcome to the first of our weekly reviews.
Today’s review is Roode Pelikaan’s “Climbing Just To Fall”.
Written by the band to signify the harsh reality of entering the
If you love an album full
music industry as a new band, the album includes songs that of passion and soul, then
will make you have a better understanding of the music world, this is the one for you.
Roode Pelikaan’s chart
as well as the band itself...
running album “Climbing
Song to watch - Alphabetti Spaghetti.
Just To Fall” is full of it.
Release date - November 14th 2013
The hard work and love
Place in the charts - 5th
for music is evident with
every note of every song.
Total length - 01:23:43
Well worth the tenner.
Price - £9.99
Max Lowton takes us through the
latest songs that have been taking
the Indie world by storm.
THE MAGIC BEHIND
THE MUSIC YOU LOVE!
TOP 1O OF THE WEEK
We take a closer look at what
makes the magic of music.
UP AND COMING
Mike and James take a look at the
latest up and coming bands to hit the
scene. This week, we analyse Missing
Cat and their album; “Lost Cause”.
WHERE IT ALL BEGAN
We take a look at where it all began
for Two Door Cinema Club and how far
they have come since then.
Are Bastille announcing a UK
Prepare Wembley, Nottingham, Leeds
It has been rumoured and doubted, but
at last we have the truth - Don Broco
are realising a new album.
An interview with The Black Keys ended
with our chief journalist wearing the
famous horse mask. Not a great start.
INDIE-VIDUAL GIG UPDATE.
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you to check out and enjoy . Below are a list of bands who are performing
and the venues in which they shall be showcasing their amazing talents.
Be sure to check out the gig guide every time you pick up Indie-Vidual, for
up to date news on performances around the country. No stupid rumours,
no lies - just honest and professionally obtained news. Just for you.
A post Britt awards analysis regarding
the winners and nominees for the most
talked about music award in the world.
Could Coldplay’s specially written
song for The Humger games be the
UK’s most successful movie song
A walk down memory lane. The place where it all
began for Roode Pelikaan... standing on stage, in a
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ADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WE GIVE YOU
AN INDIE-VIDUAL EXLCUSIVE:
INSIDE - ROODE PELIKAAN.
Indie-Vidual takes a closer look at the
members of the UK’s latest and possibly
greatest band. A quick bio is enough to
explain how amazing these guys are...
“This is where it all began for us. Stading out on the stage sends shivers
down my spine... and we shall return”
Written by Connor Evans
hen people think of modern music, artists like Jay – Z, Rihanna
and One Direction come to mind.
Unfortunately, this is the standard image
of what people call “music”.
But Roode Pelikaan have a slightly
Just take four ordinary blokes from
Eastbourne, an arrogant view on modern
music, a range of instrumental skills and
an obscure name and you have Roode
Roode Pelikaan are the newest and most
eagerly anticipated Indie band that the UK
has ever had. Having only just come onto
the scene in the summer of 2013, they already have their place at Reading festival
2014 booked and a new album on the way.
Their sudden rise to fame has happened
almost instantly compared to some other
artists, which means that they have to be
doing something right?
The band consists of four members, all of
whom can sing and play their
instruments with equal skill. All having
been graduates of the same university,
James Coots (Singer and guitarist), Tony
Latuane (Bass), Daniel Zayne
(Drummer) and Liam Darlow (Backup singer
and keyboard) have spent the past 5 years
together, writing songs, jamming and performing at local venues around the South
coast of England.
“We have all been together for such a long
time now. It may seem that we have had
instant success, but the truth is far from
that. There have been so many sleepless
nights of writing songs instead of revising
and enhancing our abilities so that if the
dream did become reality, we would be
ready to take it by the horns and ride the
whole way smoothly.” – James.
It is apparent that sacrifices were made in
order to achieve their goals, which while
being an extremely risky move, is one that
has paid off brilliantly for them. It is a
cliché that the best things in life come to
those who wait – but this is nonsense, as
Roode Pelikaan have proved.
“If you are to get far in life, you have to
make sacrifices. It is no good if you are
only half hearted towards something.
You’re either committed or you’re not – and
that is a rule that we have lived by since
we first formed the band back in 2008”. –
From speaking to the band for a good hour
and a half, it had become clear that almost
everything about them, from their stories
to their opinions, is
interesting. But perhaps the most
intriguing thing that we have learnt from
the band is how they came to be. An ob-
Daniel Zayne - Drummer
Being the drummer of a band is a secluded
role and can be very lonely. But Daniel
makes his presence known by all around
him, with quick hands and amazing solos.
scure name and short burst of success take
a lot of planning… or are they just the
work of a mad man? James Coots was the
one to tell us the background of the band.
“The band didn’t take too long to come
together to be perfectly honest. Tony and I
are family friends, but he lived in
Brighton. When we both ended up going
to East Sussex University, it was definitely
time for some catch up. In our small apartment, we would sit and reminisce about all
of our memories – one of which was the
desire to start a band. From the age of 4, I
knew I could sing. I don’t have one of those
beautiful voices, but at least I don’t bloody
use auto tune. Tony had been playing the
guitar since he was 6 years old. So when
we both went off to university at the age
of 19, he had been playing for a good 13
years. By then, he had become a god.”
“We originally started to write our own
songs and jammed a little bit in our
spare time. It was nothing of world class
standard, but it’s the little things that
helped you kick off your careers that you
are grateful for when you make it. I think
we had written a total off… ummm… four
songs? (Looks at Tony for clarification)….
Yeah, four. Funnily enough, one of those
four songs, Terrance and the Crowd, is actually included in our album – so if people
want to know how it all started, they can
ON THE SOCIAL:
James Coots - Singer
A man who loves his music. James lets
nothing stand between him and his dreams,
as proven with the band’s recent success.
The first official member of the band, he
created the wonderful Roode Pelikaan.
Tony LaTuane - Bass
Instagram - @Roodepelikaanofficial
Twitter - @Roodepelikaantwit
Follow for regular updates, album and touring news.
A rock god lost in Indie music. Tony’s
wild attitude and behaviour swings away
from the common idea of Indie artists
being calm. Who cares? Tony certainly
Liam Darlow - Keyboard
A true gentleman, Liam Darlow is one of
those guys who you just can’t dislike. His
talent is wonderful and he thinks like a
genius. Keyboard/Piano has a new god.
Coots then went on to explain how the other
two members, Liam and Daniel joined the
band and how they went on from there.
“It wasn’t until my first law lecture when
I met Liam. I remember us both getting
along well with each other as we discussed
the latest laws on piracy. If there is one
thing I will always remember about Liam,
it’s when he said “A law against downloading music is criminal”. Well, that was
all I needed to hear. After grabbing some
cheap fish and chips with Liam after the day
was finished, I discovered that he was a
passionate singer and a talented keyboard
player. I invited him over to mine and
Tony’s flat for a jam session. Every note
we hit, every lyric we sung was perfect.
I finally felt something coming together.
Then came Daniel. The final member of our
band.An honest and genuine guy who had
a love for music. On campus, he was silent
as a mouse. Whenever I heard him ask a
question during a lecture, I would almost
go into shock because of just how quiet he
was. However, down the pier on a warm
evening in town, I saw Daniel play. He was
a soloist. A solo bass player (You don’t get
many of those anymore). I spoke to him
after his performances and that was that.
He was part of the band before I could even
Recruiting people to join the band was
probably the easiest part of setting up.
We all had our
apart from me
of course – and
we all had our
passion for music. What more
could you need?
Oh yes, a name.
Tony had to take over the interview whilst
James went to grab his daily cider.
“The name Roode Pelikaan is obviously an
odd choice for a band and we are aware of
this. It is not a name that will ring many
bells across the world at the moment.
However, if we do become bigger than what
we are now, it might just become a house
hold name. The name was thought of one
day when we were writing a song in James’
flat. Daniel and I were sitting down on the
sofas, writing down the lyrics to “Alphabetti
Spaghetti” when James walked through the
door with a face of frustration. At first, we
thought it was because of his boring economics lecture, but it was actually because
we didn’t have a name for a band. We had
been playing small gigs and local pubs for
a year before we became Roode Pelikaan,
playing our music under the name of
“Nameless”. It wasn’t a great name, admittedly, but it was something unique and
straight to the point. We scrapped the song
writing and sat down together, brain storming ideas about what to call ourselves. It
was probably the hardest thing I have ever
had to do… and all I was doing was sitting
on my arse moaning.
I couldn’t stand this; it was draining what
little energy I had from a long night of
practising. But they do say that the most
spontaneous things seem to work the best
for people… and Daniel proved that.
As we sat in silent frustration, Daniel
randomly shouted out “Roode Pelikaan”.
At first I laughed. I thought it was Daniel
being an idiot, but when I saw him staring
at James’ coffee cup; I knew what he was
For those of you who don’t know – Roode
Pelikaan is a brand of coffee. That’s right.
A band named after a company dedicated
to making coffee. It’s a strange thought
thinking that our name came from a simple
brand of coffee. However, it does
that our music will
“Wake you up”, just
The name Roode
Pelikaan is now
taking the music world
by storm. With their
songs being played all
over the country, their
name being spoken on
every radio station and
a die-hard fan base,
Roode Pelikaan are now a sensation in the
After James returned from getting his cider,
he explained to us the morals of the group
and their opinions on modern day music.
“We are not artists, we are erntrepeunuers.
Music died a long time ago and we want
to be the people to save it. Everything to
do with modern day music is criminal. We
have stupid television shows like X-factor –
who make money out of people’s looks and
not their talents. We have pathetic bands
like One Direction, who hire people to write
cheesy and downright awful songs about
washing up liquid and other crap. We have
artists who use auto tune to make their
voices sound wonderful. I feel sorry for
bands like Bastille, Red Hot Chili Peppers,
The Rolling Stones and ACDC – who work
so hard every day to make sure that their
music is loved by their fans. There are still
people out there, pockets of people who
love music for what it is. Unfortunately,
they are lost in a sea of sick and deluded
people. We believe that if you don’t love
music – don’t get involved with it. Fakes
are fakes. “You can pose as a musician,
but until you pick up that guitar, pluck the
strings and feel a connection – you can’t
call yourself musician.”
Despite their arrogant nature, Roode
Pelikaan are loved all over the UK and
most of western Europe. With their songs
being played in France, Belgium, Denmark,
Germany and Portugal. Their songs have
even been heard as far as Capetown, South
“We may have “taken the music world by
storm” but people need to remember that
we are just normal guys. We aren’t in this
for the fame. We are in it for the revival of
music and what it stands for. This is our life
now. We know what we have to do to bring
back music to the world. We may dedicate
hours upon hours to song writing and practising our skills, but away from the media
and the headlining, we are still just four
ordinary lads from Eastbourne. We don’t
have a big recording studio or a big house.
In fact we still live in apartments on the
South Coast. We have no need to live it big.
We have shared our music with the world
and we are happy with that. No amounts of
money can take away the passion that we
feel for music and what music means.
Because to be perfectly honest –
I am happy sitting on my
balcony overlooking the sea, with a glass
of cider and my guitar… watching the sun
The story of Roode Pelikaan is a long
winded, yet incredibly interesting one.
James did his absolute best to try and cram
all of the information about the band into
one short space of time in his interview,
but one man is simply not enough. So we
thought that it would only be fair to i
nterview the rest of the band as well... step
up Daniel Zayne.
We began our interview with Daniel as he
sat and worked on his drumming style and
techniques. We almost felt bad for getting
in his way whilst he practised his beloved
instrument, but the thoughts and feelings
of the band’s other members are just as important to us than those of James Coots...
As already mentioned, the band were
formed at university. With all four of the
boys sharing their love for music in their
own special way, it was interesting to hear
just how started off with their love for music.
Usually, these stories are incredibly inspiring
and full of heart - and the story of Mr Zayne
is no different.
We see usually see drummers as the moody,
angry kind of musicians, who only like the
songs they perform if they are heavy and
aggressive songs. Daniel Zayne however,
is a little bit different.
Having lost his left hand at the age of 4 due
Climbing Just To Fall
to illness, his dreams of becoming a world
famous drummer had pretty much been
extinguished. But adversity is something that
drives Daniel on. Over a decade later, he still
makes the amazing backing rythmns that make
Roode Pelikaan’s songs the best in the
business. “Adversity is what I base my life on.
Life hasn’t been easy for me, so i’ll ride the
waves of adversity with great optimism.”
Next to face our top journalist was
Liam Darlow. Indie music is a genre in which
keyboard players are highly rated. Many Indie
bands have a keyboard player. Despite the vast
range of talents whop stand up behind their
beloved insturments, Liam Darlow is one who
stands out the most. Orignially a pianist, Liam
found his love for music when his mother took
him to the yearly classical spectacular.
Liam took piano lessons just a week after
and from then on, loved the feeling of the
piano. However, moving out with his mum
and leaving home for good meant that he
had to leave his beloved piano behind. A
lack of money meant that it couldn’t be
replaced properly. An electric keyboard
would have to do. Despite not being the
same, wooden piano that he was
previously used to, he still used the
keyboard as if he had always had it.
Moving to uni was a struggle for Liam.
He was not able to take his keyboard, so
using the music department’s main storage
cupboard as playing space was the only
option. James saved him and Roode
Pelikaan made him.
Finally, it was time to bring out the
beast... and by the beast, we mean Tony
LaTuane. Tony descirbes himself as a rock
god lost in Indie music. His extreme bass
guitar skills and agressive nature make
him the kind of guy that one would expect
to operate in a heavier band. But it turns
out that he is actually quite soft. We took
the band to the place where they played
their first ever gig... the university hall.
As Tony stood at the edge of stage, tears
filled his eyes.
“This is where it all began for us,
standing out on the stage sends shivers
down my spine... and we shall return.”