"I'm writing solely from my own perspective. Feeding off my own BS" We chat with Marlon WilliamsWith his second album out in the wild, and quite a different beast from his 2015 debut, we talk to New Zealand's finest country-ish troubadour ahead of his UK and European tour. How the devil are you Marlon? Spiffing, mate. What have you been up to today? I have been wandering around the streets of Kensington in a jet-lagged daze, pretending I’m in a Graham Greene novel.
"It wasn't affected by money or time constraints and especially the influence of a record label" A chat with The Wood BrothersHow are you doing? Great! Where are you right now? Home in Nashville prepping for a West Coast tour. And what have you been up to today? Dropped kids at school, got my nails done (for real, for guitar picking)! What can you tell us about One Drop Of Truth in two sentences? It was the funnest album of all to make. I'm very happy with it.
In 2018 the country and Americana scene has well and truly arrived in the UK. You can tell by the festivals that are majoring in those kind of acts this year. Established medium-sized events like Green Man and End Of The Road are including increasing numbers of acts, this year Hiss Golden Messenger, Marlon Williams, Colter Wall, and Courtney Marie Andrews are flying the flag, but it's in the events that are genre specific that the movement is truly showing its colours.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".