Curse Of Lono - Kidsmoke - Dani Taylor - SERA - Go Gracious

It would appear we are averaging an appearance per year with Curse Of Lono, a band who consistently impressed me with their highly refined style of Americana. The latest material recorded in a live setting at Toe Rag Studios is stunning and hopefully will see the band reach an even bigger audience, they deserve that at the very least.

We featured Kidsmoke a couple of times last year and their latest offering 'She Takes You Under' is a refreshing indie song, their melodic hooks are intact and make this song shine.

Dani Taylor has shared 'Hello Dallas' a beautiful country song with some fine roots feeling countered with a more modern singer-songwriter vibe.

'Rabbit Hole' from SERA has an excellent musical arrangement that complements her vocals as both elements sync together on this hook fuelled song, where the momentum seemingly builds and builds.

Go Gracious have a slightly crazy video for 'Solid Influence' a song that stands out with defined and likable vocals matched with a gorgeous musical back drop.

Curse Of Lono - Blackout Fever (Live at Toe Rag Studios).

UK Americana rock band Curse Of Lono have announced a new album '4am And Counting' which consists of 11 mellow, rootsier versions of tracks off the band’s first two albums, recorded live at Toe Rag Studios in London with Grammy-winning producer Liam Watson (The White Stripes 'Elephant'), and mixed by Oli Bayston (Boxed In).

The album features guest appearances from legendary pedal steel player BJ Cole (Elton John, Dolly Parton, Pink Floyd, Massive Attack) and harmonica player Nick Reynolds (Alabama 3).

Enjoy the first cut from this hazy, late-night record titled "Blackout Fever." We've partnered with Elmore Magazine and Blurt Online to bring you the single and today Performer Magazine premiered the accompanying music video which showcases the vibe of the record: In the studio, live to tape. No breaks, no edits.

“We wanted to capture the vibe we get when we're jamming late at night,” explains frontman Felix Bechtolsheimer. “So we booked a couple of days in the studio, invited a few friends down and pressed record. Toe Rag Studios is an incredible place. There are no computers. There’s no technology to tempt you. We just played everything completely live like we do when we’re messing around in our rehearsal room, so what you hear is exactly what was played.”


Kidsmoke - She Takes You Under.

What a year it's turning out to be for Kidsmoke! The Welsch band are preparing for their debut LP after a successful US debut at South by Southwest, which caught the attention of Austin label Big Indie.

Known for their trademark ability to write sweet and sunny hooks, this track is no exception. The single is filled with sparkling synths, driving beats and shimmering harmonies, creating a sound akin to the likes of Sunflower Bean or Bombay Bicycle Club’s pastoral pop soundscapes. She Takes You Under once again showcases Kidsmoke’s capability to create crisp, shoegaze-tinged pop that can transport you straight into the sunshine.

The Wrexham four-piece are Lance (Vocals/Guitar), James (Bass/Vocals), Sophie (Guitar/Vocals) and Ash (Drums), who have already made a name for themselves in their native North Wales. They have also already received recognition from across the pond, having played at SXSW earlier this year and their previous single Passenger making it onto the esteemed NPR Austin 100 list. The have also received supported from The Line of Best Fit, Earmilk, Indie Shuffle and BTR Today, as well as BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and BBC Radio Wales’ Adam Walton to name a few. They have also have a sync-feature on Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series under their belts, as well also supporting Supergrass’ Gaz Coombes previously.

Catch Kidsmoke live on 12th June 2019 at London’s Two Tribes Brewery in association with Big Indie Big Nights. "She Take You Under" is available everywhere via Big Indie Records.


Dani Taylor - Hello Dallas.

Dani Taylor is an Arizona born and raised country singer-songwriter currently residing in Nashville Tennessee.

Her first EP has just debuted on the 31st of May with a fresh twist on the traditional country sound.

Hello Dallas is a traditional Texas country song about going back home after the world beats you down.

Hello Dallas is a traditional Texas country song with a fresh sound


SERA - Rabbit Hole.

'Rabbit Hole' is the first single from SERA's collection of songs for 2019 and from her new collaboration with producer Andi Bonsai.

SERA played a mellow acoustic 'Rabbit Hole' on her guitar to Andi one wet and windy October morning and by the end of the day, that song had transformed into the high energy version you hear today. 'Rabbit Hole' stays true to SERA's Americana/folk style but takes on some bold new ideas.The chorus explodes into Come with me to incredible things, where the oysters march from the sea, inviting you into a world of the fantastic. SERA's new songs will continue to follow in this theme of the mythic-surreal rooted in very real experiences.

'Rabbit Hole' is a journey through an addictive relationship, leading through naivety and self destruction to escape. SERA hails from Caernarfon in North Wales and is a busy bilingual (Welsh and English) performer and songwriter, part of the CEG Records family.

In addition to great support from Welsh media and festival such as BBC Radio Wales/ Radio Cymru, S4C and Focus Wales, support for SERA's music has come from Chris Hawkins 6Music, Claire Blading Radio 2, specialist shows, North American Festival of Wales, How the Light Gets in, Festival Number 6, Henley Festival and more and continues to grow....


Go Gracious - Solid Influence.

Go Gracious was dragged, kicking and screaming, into existence once their half written ideas had become stadium sized, with razor sharp pop hooks delivered over a fiery growl of heavy guitars and dance beats. Imagine if Dragons did it, yeah?

Morris and Dee first met at a show in Kent where Dees’ performance prompted Morris to declare: "You're a great front-man, but you need a better band".

Morris told Dee he should join forces with someone with an ear for the anthemic, and so he did, although with doubts about one man’s ability to replace an entire band. But when modern technology collides with irrepressible will, miracles and wonders can also happen.

Go Gracious take inspiration from everything they’ve listened to and loved.

With a string of stirring, undeniable singles ready to come out on The Animal Farm label, they should be the only thing you listen to and love. The first of which, ‘Solid Influence’, is a stomping piano driven indie-rock instant classic with a superbly cheeky video featuring a great dancing routine on the London underground.