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Currently we are breathing life into the timely, relevant Documentary ‘Selfless.’ A film examining the effects of selfies, social media, and technology on youth today.

In epidemic proportions we are watching a new generation seek validation and acceptance based on how many ‘LIKES’ and hollow comments they receive in shallow places. 

Many drowning in a world of self indulgence, how can we best inspire them to see how our world opens up when we close these windows.

Today there are 50% more depressed teens than there were 20 years ago – why – because they are choosing to stay home alone on their screens vs. human interaction. Studies show the average teen is spending 7 1/2 hours per day on screens.

Snapchat tells us they are putting up over 3 BILLION posts every 24 hours – with Instagram boosting over 100 MILLION every day.

‘Imagine what we could do with all that time!’ 

Staggering numbers – but even more alarming is the fact that 66% of our girls are uploading sexually explicit photos to these places, while 93% percent of our boys are experiencing their sexual awakening there.

Not to overlook the unbalance of body, mind and soul – as a result of these behaviours.

We are in an epidemic! Truth is we are ALL a part of an ongoing experiment in technology with no one knowing the outcome for mankind.

Fresh Independence has been touring around the country speaking real time with teens about the challenges they face today and their life in social media.

During early storyboarding days we asked ourselves, ‘What would it be like if a girl lived in the forest – no mirrors – no magazines – no social media – what would beautiful look like to her – and how would she view herself?’

Then musician Kuki found us and with camera in tow, we headed off the grid to the hills of Devon England – to begin filming.

 With full hearts we are hopeful ‘Selfless’ is a documentary that you will feel the urgency to get behind: Helping us to inspire youth to live fully in this new age of technology.

Selfless is currently being considered on the pitching circuit. If you have interest in our latest ‘Storyboard Reel’ please inquire: 

Film@freshindependence.com

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No One Can Rock It On Out Like Lenny

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We have never been ones to kick someone when they are down or bring dirty deets to light, but we had to make comment on this one. Have always been a fan of Lenny Kravitz’s music and love how he washes the new with an injection of retro and really is the epitome of cool. Not every guy can rock a pair of leather pants like he can and it must of been one of the most embarrassing moments of  his life when they split open during his performance the other night. Couldn’t be a worse time for something like this to happen as everyone has a camera these days and with social media on fire it has now been imprinted in the shallow books of modern history for all to google.

Yes these are the best and the worst of times and I have to agree with Lenny as he says that these photos are ‘a breach of his human rights.’ But in truth the damage has already been done – they have been screen shot – tweeted – face booked and tag lined to haunt him forever. My Dad always told me that you can do a hundred things right but you will always be remembered for the one thing you did wrong. In this case it was involuntary and the threads of modesty let him down.

We love you Lenny and have not saved any of the photos cos it’s just wrong — simply had a quick peek and have to say — ‘nobody can rock out with their cock out’ quite like you.

Here is to many more years of amazing music.

– Fresh Independence

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The Marlow Brothers – Eastbourne, Sussex

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 Freddie & Seb are each one half of The Marlow Brothers. Hidden treasures, they’ve been writing songs and bringing laughter and feel good music to Eastbourne, Sussex. Give them a whirl on Soundcloud, follow them on Twitter and let them know how much fun it would be to take a ride in in their Paper Cab or the Jam Van. Every artist starts somewhere and here begins The Marlow Brothers. Check them out, you will be glad you did. – Fresh Independence

Name: The Marlow Brothers

Age: Freddie 20,  Seb 18

Where are you writing this: at home in Eastbourne, Sussex

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 Home is where your story begins, please tell us a little about yours.

We’ve lived all over the Country, but now we live by the beach, it’s just a great place to write music, and it’s close to London which has a big music scene. We started writing when we were staying in a really small holiday cottage nearby, and we haven’t looked back since.

 

 How would you best describe your musical style?

Hard to name a specific genre, but definitely acoustic, feel-good, but we are branching out to more rocky stuff like with Jam Van.

 

 How did music find you?

 Seb:  “I’ve been playing piano since I was 5 and I went down the classical route firstly. Always had a love for this kind of music though, and when we sat and wrote our first one, I realised how much we both loved it.”

 

Freddie: “I played a couple of instruments but I think pink Panther on the saxophone was as far as I took it. I remember me and seb just sat down one evening with a guitar, he only knew a couple of chords at the time but we wrote a song and haven’t really stopped writing since then.”

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 What is the songwriting process like for you?

I mean, we usually just sit down and Seb will find some chords, some which sound fun but fairly original. And then I [Freddie] get some lyrics – there’s not too much thinking involved. But the best thing about it is, when I’m struggling to finish a verse or chorus, Seb can fill in the gaps. I see a lot of bands spending hours trying to get the perfect verse, thinking in great detail about the words – I believe that generally, a good song is one that’s spur of the moment. Some of our most popular songs have taken 10 minutes to write.

 

 Going back to the first song you wrote how has your music evolved to your more recent creations like Jam Van?

Our first attempt was pretty terrible to be honest, but I guess you have to start somewhere. I suppose we started writing better songs when we came down to Eastbourne. I guess our music has changed since we’ve started listening to more. As we’ve matured, I reckon our music has too. Like any band, we’ve written many “bad” songs. But like anything, every now and then we catch a break and write a decent song.

 

 Share your vision for TheMarlowBrothers and your journey in music.

Our vision? Hopefully playing as much as possible for as many people as possible. And 5 or 6 houses and a pet tiger wouldn’t go amiss either.

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