Posted in Acoustic, Pop, Singer-Songwriter

Look Back in Fondness – Donegan Release “Reminisce”

Newly released this week, the first single from Donegan, a two-piece family band featuring Thomas and Emmett, whose “Reminisce” reflects a project that extends back a full twenty years from its inception.

Pulled from their forthcoming debut album, described as a concept album about love (though that would cover quite a few albums we reckon!), it’s the kind of slightly dreamy, indie-pop which flourished in the 1990’s. There’s certainly something quite endearing about the Casio-esque synth sound, whilst the chorus has the nagging, earworm quality that all effective pop songs should have. Have a listen here:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-529297674/reminisce

Youtube: https://youtu.be/pMgO_Ku0TQI

Website: https://donegan-music.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/donegan_music

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Posted in Acoustic, Alternative, Classical, Country, folk, Indie, Live, Soul, urban

Cholesterol Jones: Debuts New Single, ‘Satan’s in Heaven’

Bavarian-born and resident in both the US and UK,  Cholesterol Jones, debuts his new single ‘Satan’s in Heaven’.

The single has an unusual video to accompany it. All animated, it’s sure to catch viewers attention.

The video tells a story of Trump and the election – heaven is America and Satan is Trump, on the off-chance you didn’t quite get it!

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If you’re into gospel/country music then this song is definitely for you, though this only tells half the story, as the rest of the EP see’s him playing everything from pop to indie-rock.  You can have a good old sing-a-long either way.

You can watch the video below:

Once you start watching it, it becomes disturbingly addictive. We dare you to tear yourself away!

You can catch Jones on social media below:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cholesteroljones  

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6k7mwh5t1p771vkWad10KY

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FUIRHFOjIPFNoQbgeBv_Q?view_as=subscriber

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CholesterolJones

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CholesterolJone

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cholesteroljones/

Website: https://cholesteroljones.com/

Posted in Acoustic, Alternative, folk, Pop, rock, Singer-Songwriter

Adam Lanceley, A Master At Making The Music Of Today

 

Adam Lanceley, someone living life to the fullest.

He was told all of his life, that he may not survive, walk or live life the same way ever again. At the age of 10, he was involved in a car crash, that caused serious brain and spinal injury.

Adams Mother and Father were told that firstly, he would not survive, however he did, but being warned that he may never walk again, he took that as a challenge.

Now successfully completing Marathons, Adams latest venture is a visit down the musical path, with the release of ‘A Film We All Saw’.

This soft rock pop track is a fun, charismatic tune that will have any listeners singing along, tapping there foot to the great song from the aspiring musician.

Be sure to check it out:

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/adam-lanceley/id569012210
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330
Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamlanceley

 

Posted in Acoustic, folk

Tuffet Bunnies- ‘Love Songs For Scarlett’ EP

Clem Darling is the musical mind of Tuffet Bunnies and he writes charming, folk-pop songs with an easy listening quality to them.

‘Love Songs for Scarlett’ is a collection of four songs written in dedication to Darling’s girlfriend which (surprisingly) address the joyous feeling of being completely in love with someone.

Whilst Darling’s songs are simple, this is what makes him special as an artist. The strummed guitars in ‘Everything’ are uncomplicated and are joined by a wandering violin lead, yet they allow the honest and sincere lyrics of Darling to take centre stage.

Darling says that the tracks on the EP sound like ‘they’ve been  written by a bunch of gypsies that popped out of the back of a caravan’ which is an intriguing observation that only makes you want to listen to it more!

If you appreciate folk songs driven by simplicity and authenticity, then you should definitely check out the music of Tuffet Bunnies.

https://www.instagram.com/tuffetbunnies/

https://mobile.twitter.com/tuffetbunnies

 

Posted in Acoustic, blues, Jazz, Uncategorized

Guitar, drums and bass trio in Neil C Young’s new track

Featuring perfect blends of bass, drums and jazzy guitar melodies, Young has created a real crowd pleasing track. Young’s effortless style draws on fusion players such as John Scofield but also more contemporary bands like Troika. This interesting mix has meant that Jamie Cullum has reccomended him as gig of the week on several occasions.

Young has remained witty and down to earth despite the hype surrounding his music. He is also calm with regards to the possible confusion surrounding his name which he shares one of the most famous songwriters of the last 50 years.

His success has been world wide, which has allowed him to play gigs globally from the UK to South America.

Now focusing on his UK fan base  Young has many upcoming gigs in support of his new material:

 

Wednesday 20th July- The Blue Piano, Birmingham

Saturday 30thJuly – Cloudspotting Festival, Gisburn

Thursday 11th August – Matt and Phreds, Manchester

Friday 26th August – The Venue, Colne (Great British Rhythm and Blues Festival)

Friday 23rd September – Priory Hall, Lancaster

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Neil-C-Young-Trio/173575565995294

Twitter: https://twitter.com/neilcyoung

Website: http://www.neilcyoungtrio.co.uk/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/charlyneil/noo-one

Posted in Acoustic, Indie

Former member of The Foxes, Nigel Thomas, releases gorgeous guitar record

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Travelling Man is a gorgeous guitar record that takes inspiration from rock artists as wide-ranging as Blur, The Kinks and Paul McCartney.

Velvety vocal harmonies and Gallagher-influenced guitar solos make for some solid rock ballads. The lyrics meanwhile are nostalgic and rich in feeling.

Highlights include the beautiful ‘Third Movement’ which deals with depression as a result of heartbreak and the comically spooky ‘Ghosthunter’ which has a semi-ska vibe to it. ‘Fever’ meanwhile is lively Britpop number revolving around mental illness and inspired by a time Nigel collapsed in his kitchen.

Overall, it’s a highly engaging listen and one of the most soulful modern indie rock albums you’re likely to hear for a while.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/nigelsongs

https://twitter.com/Nigelsongs

Posted in Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter

Singer-Songwriters Vidal & Curma on ‘Another Plane’ with Latest EP

Three track treat due for release on August 10th

Currently splitting time between their Northern Italian hometown of Padova and the UK’s capital, songwriters Vidal & Curma are a duo making a name for themselves on the London circuit. Playing in some of the most prestigious independent music venues in the city, their reputation has already won them a residency at the revered Proud Camden, where they were invited for repeat showings by popular demand thanks to the innate energy and sense of fun in their songs.

Their music boasts a loose, anarchic freshness without compromising on quality, giving an acoustic twist on the indie likes of The Libertines, The Strokes, Mac Demarco, and Velvet Underground to name a few. But perhaps their closest comparison is less well known – both Vidal and Curma are huge fans of Django Reinhardt, a gypsy guitarist  from Belgium who was active from the 30s to the 50s. Reinhardt single-handedly invented the gypsy-jazz genre, and both band members consider him the best guitarist of all time.

His brilliance has clearly rubbed off, and the new three track EP ‘Another Plane’ is a real, offbeat, acoustic treat.

See Vidal & Curma in action with this live Tradiio session:

Specialising in writing songs about everyday problems faced by many, song themes vary from the difficulty of maintaining relationships nowadays, where everyone travels and moves a lot (‘Another Plane’), to everyday situations that can lead to deep contemplation (‘Tonight’). The final track, ‘Never Say Again’, is about the unpredictability of meeting someone special in a massive city like London.

With each track boasting different elements which make them special individually, the combination of all three tracks makes for a very consistent release. And it’s all tied together with an acoustic irreverence that really sets them apart from other, more pretentious, peers. It’s an approach that clearly works, with the band already getting the attention of Universal Music Group A&R Manager Fausto Donato. A sign of things to come.

This is the first release on Tradiio Recordings, a new record label set up to release the best performing artists on Tradiio, a music discovery app for iOS, Android and Web.

Links:

https://facebook.com/VidalCurma

https://twitter.com/vidalcurma

http://tradiio.com/vidal-curma-1