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Alternative Website of the Week: Headfunk

There was a time a few years ago when I regularly contributed to a certain Isle of Wight based newspaper, as well as the youth website spawned from said publication.

Headfunk poster

Sent to review events, I was invariably advised that the appraisal be replete with gushing praise, and if I did take exception to anything that occurred I was simply to set fire to one of the old ladies in attendance or meditate for several hours.

Cue  reviews for painstaking puppet shows, and two thumbs up for theatre productions contaminated by absent-minded actors.

Sanity prevailed on those rare occasions where I was able to critique in the face of lazy proofreading; one review chastising a pompous ‘comedian’ who decided to spend 45 indulgent minutes gradually emptying a venue in the middle of his other half’s burlesque show.

So (to the point), it was with relief and awe that I recently stumbled upon Headfunk, an Isle of Wight based website dedicated to candid, sincere music reviews – the baby of DJ Tom Blackwell.


Brutally humorous

Brutal and humorous in equal measure, their review of the 2015 Isle of Wight Festival is particularly worthy of a gander, and although there is inevitably a stigma of scepticism regarding write-ups of local musicians, Blackwell and co. manage to tread the line adroitly, avoiding the temptation to scratch the backs of those they could conceivably bump into on an afternoon stroll.

Headfunk.info is a neatly laid out website with a clear-cut vision. The reviews are one aspect of a plethora of music related content and connections to other projects.

If you still think that Level 42 or the Bees are the haps on the Isle of Wight music scene then think again. Click the link —-> HERE <—- to go straight to the Headfunk site (the power of the interweb, hey?)

Tell Tom that Kureen sent you and receive a 3% discount on any carrier bags you buy in Sainsbury’s this week!

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.

Alternative Website of the Week: BrightBulb Design

Here at Kureen we endeavour to promote other companies and websites that seem to have gone under the radar – this week BrightBulb Design gets the treatment.

Life Skills Magazine: part of BrightBulb CEO Matt Jeffery's impressive portfolio.
Life Skills Magazine: part of BrightBulb CEO Matt Jeffery’s impressive portfolio.

Brightbulb Design is an Isle of Wight based graphic design and marketing studio that offers a range of design packages for businesses, individuals, start-ups and established companies, with the goal of meeting the varying needs of their clients. The company offers no obligation quotes on a project to project basis.

For businesses that don’t desire a permanent design team, BrightBulb’s out-of-house packages extend the option for 24/7 access to their own bespoke designer, with a selection of different price points available upon request.

With more than a decade of design experience under his belt, BrightBulb CEO and chief designer, Matthew Jeffery, has an extensive portfolio that can be viewed on the company’s website (see link below).

Having been heavily involved with the branding and re-branding of a slew of London transport companies, Matt has decided to break out on his own, and despite its relative infancy, BrightBulb Design has already gained a loyal and devoted following.

To take a look at BrightBulb’s portfolio, and find out more about the company that’s revolutionising design on the Isle of Wight CLICK HERE!

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.

Alternative Website of the Week: Phone Losers

Ever wondered what it would be like to find a website devoted to prank calls? Look no further than www.phonelosers.org!

Admittedly the days of painstakingly crafted audio pranks have been replaced in the main by middle class 20-something attention seekers disrespecting poverty-stricken folk in the hood (check YouTube), but the phone prank still carries weight when done correctly.

PLA Radio

PLA Radio, an offshoot of Prank Call Nation, regularly drops quality material, although unlike the more notorious Ownage Pranks it isn’t privy to a high six-figure audience.

With at least a couple of new episodes of the Snow Plow Show uploaded weekly there’s a regular stream of free to listen to shows hosted by Roy Gerbil/Brad Carter – all of which are slickly edited from live shows that sporadically appear on the website.

The site is a little overloaded with adverts, but includes some nice touches such as an option to hack PLA’s own answering machine, PLA related merchandise and a forum. There’s also a player with 24/7 radio streaming available.

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Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me. I meditate and wash daily when possible.