Showing posts from May 26, 2019

Jade Jackson - The Warp/The Weft - Burton Gaar - The Cravens - Jett Kwong

Less than a month since sharing 'Bottle It Up' from her forthcoming 'Wilderness' album Jade Jackson returns with 'Secret' another fabulously crafted song, that raises anticipation even higher for what's to follow. It's almost two years since The Warp/The Weft appeared here, and with 'A Sun Filled Room' they are more than welcome back! Their modern take on folk music is tinged with the traditional past and yet roams between psychedelic and folk rock, this is a band that deserve wider attention. Black and Tan Records have shared some excellent blues songs from the late Burton Gaar . Blues fans from any era should gain some pleasure from this material and if the genre is not normally your thing, take a dip into this mans music, it is quite something. Grab your 'Early Bird Special' here as The Cravens have rediscovered some material from 2009, and not surprisingly shared it. Why? well this is a very fine collection of songs, it's

The Bambi Kills - BRIA - Davina and The Vagabonds - Vilde - WHY? - Skilton Avenue

The Bambi Kills have released 'Sweet Love' a song that fulfils the electro grunge description given to them, and additionally throws in a good few hooks along the way. 'The Strangest Of Lovers' from BRIA mixes alt country and pop sensibilities together with class and style, her refreshing take on country music is splendid, to say the least. Davina and The Vagabonds new song 'Little Miss Moonshine' combine jazz, blues and bar room influences beautifully, this is simply addictive and oh so pleasing. As song titles go 'Oh, What A Mess You’ve Got Yourselves Into' is pretty impressive and Vilde doesn't let us down with the music, there's a hint of Thom Yorke but see that as a positive, this is a fine and genuinely alternative piece. Whilst on the subject of song titles WHY? ups the stakes even further with 'I may come out a broken yolk, I may come out on saddle' a track with just a little They Might Be Giants feel to it, again that

Sara Lew - Genuine Leather - Astari Nite

We don't often link to Spotify however as it's my only source for Sara Lew and her fabulous new single 'Sunday Morning' from the album of the same name, I feel rather obliged to as her music is just so good! We have a couple of tracks from Genuine Leather 's new '2011-2019 Demos, Singles and Live' collection, the band sharing a fine mixture of songs along those lines, as the two we have selected should demonstrate. Astari Nite return to Beehive Candy for a sixth feature, the bands atmospheric mixture of Gothic and post punk vibes are present as ever, as is their consistent ability to write great new music. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sara Lew - Sunday Morning. Sara Lew has just released her new album ‘Sunday Morning’ and the title track from it is her new single an epic electro-indie exploration inspired by a visit to Scotland. Sara Lewis Sørensen, who

Freedom Fry - Alyssa Trahan - Space Museum featuring Ian Moss

We have featured Freedom Fry a few times, the last being back in January when we shared 'The Seasons' EP. Now we have 'The Sun is Gonna Shine On You' EP, including a video for their superb French version of Elton John's 'Your Song'. Alyssa Trahan has released 'Petty' a song that has plenty of Nashville influences and a whole lot of feisty energy, she's described as having plenty of sass, well this song kind of endorses that, it's very catchy as well. Space Museum will release a mini-album called 'Nightmare on Glitch Street' on the seventh of June. The only song with vocals (by Ian Moss) is 'My Name Is Jim' a sort of homage to Jim Morrison with more than a little mischief. Focusing on the musical backdrop gives a hint of what to expect from the other tracks, but only a hint on this "out there" musical excursion.  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

HunBjørn - Zoe Konez - Thandii - Party Hardly - Secrecies - Cream with a K

HunBjørn has released a video for 'All The Red' a gorgeous synth pop song where her distinct and dreamy vocals are matched equally by the beautiful musical backdrop. South London's Zoe Konez writes and performs personal and thoughtful music as is demonstrated by 'We Got Lost' a song that showcases her talent and concern for others in a very fine way. 'Honey' from Thandii doesn't take long to stand out as a beautiful song, the vocals are gentle and melodic and the simple musical arrangement allows them to glide above as the perfect focal point for this piece. Indie rockers Party Hardly were featured here a couple of times last year, now they make a welcome return with ' The Hopskotch Man' where once again their innovative and likable music is very hard to resist. Secrecies give synth music some depth and edge with 'Life We Live' an addictive song drenched in emotion and feeling. Finally today we have Cream with a K and the pas

Empathy Test - Danny Starr

We have to go back to late 2017 for our last feature on Empathy Test , however the electronic pop band have returned with 'Empty Handed' a song that indicates the bands capability to produce synthwave music with a deeper edge, and as anticipated, to a very high standard. Danny Starr has shared 'Plastic Magic' a song that manifests personal earnestness, with a gorgeous musical arrangement and his outstanding vocals. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Empathy Test - Empty-handed. UK Electronic-Pop band Empathy Test is pleased to announce the release of their limited edition EP, Empty-Handed available on limited edition digipack CD, 7" vinyl and digital formats June 20! Following the success of double A-side single, "Holy Rivers / Incubation Song", which has racked up over 150,000 streams on Spotify since its October release and was praised by Clash Music for