Three For Free: Hildamay, The Heartbreaks, The Oceans Above


Free music is something I’ve often blogged about in hugely contradictory terms. I’m part of the “I still buy CDs (and vinyl!)” crusade who wear their independent records stores receipts like badges, yet I regularly champion free music. “How does that one work?”, I hear you cry. To be honest, I’m not sure it does but that’s the way it is.

‘Three For Free’ was/is a regular feature of my Buzznet blog but I’m bringing it to my new home of Alt Scribe. Every so often, I pick three completely free new releases from musicians I find across the internet. The difference between this and the likes of PirateBay is that it’s all completely legal. These songs have been kindly given away by the talented artists behind them so accept their gifts and discover something you may not have paid for, but please remember to buy music/merchandise/tickets whenever you can.


Hildamay‘s new single is short and certainly not sweet. The Kent rockers pack a lot of punch into a little over two minutes and ‘Drag‘s video treatment is just as brutal with kidnap and torture serving as its main theme. Don’t let Hildamay scare you away though – they must be nice boys, otherwise they wouldn’t giving away ‘Drag‘ on their Bandcamp from October 21st.

The Heartbreaks

Morecambe’s The Heartbreaks impressed many with their debut ‘Funtimes‘ last year. Now, they’re out to win even more fans with a new song and new shows. The former is lifted from their upcoming album and is free. The latter is also free. You can download ‘¡No Pasarán!‘ and apply for complimentary tickets on their website.

The Oceans Above

This Milton Keynes outfit may be in their infancy, but you wouldn’t guess that from your first listen. The Oceans Above have already landed themselves a gig supporting recently Roadrunner-signed Marmozets later this month (The Kasbah, Coventry – October 26th) but it won’t be long before they catch the ears of some important industry types themselves. New single ‘I’m Gone‘ is a “name your price” download from their Bandcamp.




Amy Jo McLellan
Amy Jo McLellan is the editor of Alt Scribe. She started writing about music in 2010 and has been dancing about architecture ever since. She became a featured blogger for Buzznet after winning their 2011 ‘Summer of Buzz’ talent search. Amy knows far too much about her favourite bands and describes herself as a “professional fangirl”. CURRENTLY LISTENING TO: Kids In Glass Houses, Dawes. SPECIALIST SUBJECT: The rise and fall of 'Emo' 2006 - Now.

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