My introduction to IQ

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Another introduction story again. I have discovered so many bands through different ways (and not the usual “Hey, listen to this” happenings), so I thought that it’s fun to share those stories with you! Today’s story is about the band IQ! Continue reading

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Iris interviews: Jem Godfrey (Frost*)

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Written interview with Jem Godfrey (if you prefer to listen to the interview instead of reading it, click here).

Jem Godfrey established the band Frost* in 2004. The band released two studio albums, several live albums and is about to release their third studio album named Falling Satellites, which will be released in May 2016. There are eight years between Frost*’s second studio album Experiments In Mass Appeal (2008) and Falling Satellites. In the meantime Frost* had some line-up changes, but their latest line-up already consists for six years. I interviewed Jem Godfrey via Skype on 28 April, 2016. We talked about Falling Satellites, the story behind this album, Jem’s influences, and how Steven Wilson ‘stole’ drummer Craig Blundell for his tour. Continue reading

Oh hey! A website where you can compile your own top 20 albums!

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Yay! A website where you can compile/arrange your own top 20 album list! What a cool thing! I probably forgot a lot of awesome pearls in my list, but I’m very proud of this one!

Check out my top 20 here (and you can compile your own list there too): https://www.20albums.com/list/5736524b60941?1463177803

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IQ, Live At The Boerderij Zoetermeer, 12 December 2015

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Every year IQ comes back to the Boerderij for a special Christmas show, named ‘Christmas Bash’. This would be the second Christmas Bash show I attended, making this the third IQ gig I ever went to. This band is always worth to watch because those guys know how to make a brilliant show. The first time I went to a gig was quite some years ago, they just released their album Frequency. Despite the fact that the band exists for quite some years I never really heard any of their music. I went to my first IQ concert with a friend and we both had no clue who they were, how they would perform live and what to expect. That first IQ concert is still one of the best gigs I’ve ever seen. I was totally flabbergasted by their performance. This band knows how to entertain the audience and be professional musicians at the same time. They are passionate when they play songs from both their older and more recent albums. I interviewed the band right before their gig, you can listen to the interview here. Continue reading

Announcement: Purple Flower Progressive Hour Christmas Special! Interviews with Theo Travis, HeKz, Aristocrats and IQ! (Sunday 20 December 2015)

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It’s almost Christmas, and I guess you’re busy wrapping your family and visiting the presents… Uuuh, wait, hold on, my bad… I guess you’re busy visiting your family and wrapping the presents! Anyway, I have something very special for you! This upcoming Purple Flower show contains not one, not two, not three… But FOUR interviews! During this show you will hear the interviews I had with Theo Travis, HeKz, The Aristocrats and IQ! You don’t want to miss this!
Show starts at 9 PM Central European Time – 8 PM UK Time – 3 PM Eastern Time – 12 PM Pacific Time

Tune in at http://www.houseofprog.com/ and join us in chat! 😀 You can make your own House of Prog account or use your Facebook/Twitter account to join the chatroom! 

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More information about the artists/bands:
http://www.theotravis.com/
http://hekztheband.com/
http://the-aristocrats-band.com/
http://www.iq-hq.co.uk/

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https://www.facebook.com/events/1660377844236491/

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