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Every true cyclist knows there’s music in their machine. The click of cleat into pedal, the whirring chain, the hum of tyres on tarmac, the companionable creaks of a well-loaded pannier rack, the ping of an upturned twig striking a spinning spoke.

Composer Johnnyrandom makes beautiful music using everyday objects – in the case of his next single, Bespoken – which would be a great theme tune for this event – he’s chosen bicycle components.

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The results are playful and oddly uplifting. We hope to include some of this in the forthcoming Boneshaker podcasts – watch this space.

In the meantime, check out Bespoken below (if the Vimeo doesn’t show, try clicking refresh):

Johnnyrandom | Bespoken from Johnnyrandom on Vimeo.

Me For Queen release cycling themed album

“Hey Boneshaker, we’ve written and recorded an album about cycling, whaddaya think?”
“We love it”
“But you haven’t actually listened to it yet”
“It’s a music album. And it’s entirely cycling themed. What more do we need to know?”

There’s little surprise that after we listened to Iron Horse we were indeed in love with it. The album is a celebration of cycling in the city; the joy as well as the vulnerability of cycling in an urban setting. The standout track is White Bike, a poignant tribute to the tragic death of a number of cyclists on our city’s roads – the song is set to be the official tune for Road Safety Week on the 17-23 November, 2014.

Talking about Iron Horse to The Ringmaster Review, lead singer Mary Erskine explained that “there are tracks about the freedom of cycling, the rage and fear you sometimes feel on your bike when surrounded by cars, and a white bike tribute”. She adds: “You’ll like it whether you cycle or not.”

You can watch the video to White Bike below and the album, Iron Horse, is available to buy now on iTunes. For more info about Me For Queen visit: cargocollective.com/meforqueen