• Guitar Strung Revolution

    An independent blog about independent artists.
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    "I want to start a revolution with this guitar strung in my hand. I don't have any knowledge, I don't have a master plan."


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Arp Attack

A quick search on Wikipedia will tell you that an ARP Attack, or ARP spoofing is a technique whereby an attacker sends fake (“spoofed”) Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) messages onto a Local Area Network. Generally, the aim is to associate the attacker’s MAC address with the IP address of another host (such as the default … Continue reading

The A-Z of Independent Music

The A-Z of Independent Music

As 2014 rises from the ashes of 2013, with it comes my new year’s resolution of resurrecting this blog.  To give a little bit of a structure and schedule, the maths teacher in me did a bit of number crunching, and thought: “hmmm… 52 weeks a year ÷ 26 letters of the alphabet = A … Continue reading

Bang Bangs

I’ve come home for a short end-of-term break.  There is something in my brain which equates being-in-Oxford with doing-lots-of-maths, and being-in-Southampton with dicking-around-on-the-internet and not-being-very-productive (apologies to the punctuation-sensitive for flagrant overuse of the hyphen there!)  This explains why the last couple of months have been largely blog-free and why today is time for another … Continue reading

Paul Liddell

So, I lied to you.  In my last entry I promised a new artist every week and I have singularly failed to deliver on that simple pledge.  Toward the end of term I was pretty busy, but since then – with Christmas and everything, I’ve pretty much just been sitting around each day eating my own … Continue reading


I’m back in Oxford.  Term is very much under way.  And I’ve-not-been-updating-very-regularly-guilt has begun to set in pretty severely.  So.  New term’s resolution: to get back into the swing of things, you’ll find a new post about a new independent artist up here every Friday… at least until the end of term when Christmas madness … Continue reading

Andrew Huang

I’ve blogged about some pretty prolific song writers in the past.  From Helen Austin with her ‘Song of the Week’ project and countless other writing challenges, to Will from Doyle & The Fourfathers with his seemingly endless back catalogue of bedroom recordings, to the plethora of side projects that Alex Day is involved with.  But none can match the … Continue reading

The General

Search for ‘The General’ in Google.  You will have to wade through pages and pages of results before you find anything related to this band.  But once you have sifted through the pages on General Motors, The General Theory of Relativity and Buster Keaton’s 1927 film ‘The General’, you will be rewarding with some really … Continue reading

By The Rivers

I’m going to start this post by mentioning a couple of words which have been known to strike fear into the hearts of music lovers the world over.  I thought it was only fair that I warn you so that you can be prepared for the instinctive recoil-in-horror which many will experience: White Reggae. Phew. Now … Continue reading

Tommy Eye

You might think that an album with titles itself Lessons In How To Fly could only disappoint when it singularly fails do deliver on its lofty promise, but the début release release from Southampton-based hip-hop artist Tommy Eye is anything but a disappointment. As the album lunges from the smooth, lounge jazz style of Intro … Continue reading

Itchy Teeth

Itchy Teeth

I have crossed paths with Itchy Teeth a couple of times now, so this post is kind of a belated one.  You may remember they got a mention a few months ago when they opened for the fabulous Lost Boys at Lennon’s in Southampton.  More recently though, I bumped into the Itchy Teeth lads before their set at Wadstock … Continue reading