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The Hot Press Newsdesk, 23 Mar 2012
Free Music Friday has flitted off to Stockholm for the weekend – reindeer and ice-cold schnapps are being downed as we speak – but not before bequeathing you another batch of downloads, streams and videos that won’t cost you a brass cent.
First, let's head straight to npr.org/music where if you poke around sufficiently you’ll find streams of the new THEESatisfaction, Esperanza Spalding and Gift Of The Gab albums and live SXSW sets from Andrew Bird, Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, Alabama Shakes and the super-hip Polica.
On the Broooce front, watch The Boss’ sublime keynote SXSW address at npr.org/2012/03/16/148778665/bruce-springsteens-sxsw-2012-keynote-speech and marvel at how many famous musician pals he has below.
Video proof that And So I Watch You From Afar and The Minutes both went down a storm in Austin is available at venueone.com/index.php#!/stage – just scroll along the menu and Bob’s your dad’s brother.
Our suspicions that Belfast’s runawayGo are going to be stooopidly big are confirmed by the video they’ve made for their ‘Electric’ single, which is out on April 6.
We’ve never heard of Bunny Hill before, but she has a beautiful, stripped-down version of Iron Maiden’s ‘Run To The Hills’ available for free covermesongs.com/MP3s/News0312/21RuntotheHills.mp3 download.
Free Music Friday has heard of Hiss Golden Messenger, AKA North Carolina’s slightly weird-beard MC Taylor, whose new Paper Moon album can be listened to in its entirety at oxfordamerican.org/articles/2012/mar/20/hiss-golden-messenger-album-stream