About: ‘The Sound Sniffer” is a freshly established music website founded by Irishman Kevin Coakley, operating out of London. The aim is to bring the best new music closer to you; I trawl tirelessly around the net to find the freshest most golden new songs and artists. The website acts as a blog and also a booker.
What ‘The Sound Sniffer’ Aims To Achieve
The goal is to support emerging artists as much as physically possible to give them much needed exposure. If their sound tickles my fancy, I will write a few words! Blogs remain a valued form of press for musicians – only unique and thoughtful words are posted on the site – no trashy bio copy and pasting.
We will be organizing a string of regular showcase gigs here in London. This will give artists featured here a chance to share a stage with one another. These gigs will also give the general public the chance to see the best up and coming musicians plying their trade.
The main focus of The Sound Sniffer in 2020 is to do as many long-read interviews as possible. The aim is to become a leading source in conducting high profile music interviews by the end of the year. Kevin has already written extensive pieces for Alex Hudson, SOTO, Ollie Chanin and Billy Nomates.
Bigger Musical Projects
In April 2020, Kevin wrote his first book – ‘Snakehips‘, a factual documentary piece exploring the wild and wonderful life of John ‘Snakehips’ Johnson, a mercurial figure amidst London’s Rock scene in the late 60’s and 70’s. Grammy-winning roots musician Jon Cleary had this to say about Johnson.
There are many false pretenders to the title ‘Artist’. Johnson doesn’t need to pretend anything, he’s one of the only real one’s I’ve ever actually encountered.
The book is due to be released later this year.
Our Showcase Gigs
Our first gig is was held on October 31st 2019 and featured Darshaan, Brother Jonathan and Jay Marwaha @ Fox & Firkin, Lewisham.
On January 23rd 2020 – we hosted TADGH / NEEV / ALEX BAYLY / FRANKIE MORROW
On May 12th 2020 – We are proud to welcome NOÉ SOLANGE / URCHIN / THE MODERN WORLD to ‘The Finsbury’. – *POSTPONED DUE TO COVID19*
The Sound Sniffer is consistently rated as a top ten blog for quality on SubmitHub!
We are also listed on MusoSoup for localized London-based submissions. The Sound Sniffer only provides free coverage on that site.
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Check out our Showcase gigs here.
The Sound Sniffer is rated the No.15 Independent Music Blog on the planet. Read More Here.