Posted in Acoustic, folk, Singer-Songwriter

Son of William Bring Acoustic Guitar Back to the Fore

The completely unrelated Williams, Hayley and Ben, have already made a name for themselves on the Manchester acoustic scene, with Haylet’s thrilling, gossamer vocals marrying perfectly with Ben’s cultured guitar playing and harmonies. Having forged individually hugely successful solo careers, they found themselves as tutors to each other – Hayley guiding Ben through singing lessons; Ben teaching Hayley guitar. The common ground they found is Son of William, the sum of its constituent parts and a whole lot more.

Ben Williams’ previous musical life saw him wielding his guitar, sharing stages with the likes of Simply Red and Chic, whilst also receiving plaudits from Grammy Award-winning producer (Coldplay) Ken Nelson and go-to drummer, Steve White (The Who; Paul Weller). Hayley has forged her own path to success, achieving platinum sales in both Sweden and Norway. Their chance meeting when exchanging their respective musical skills swiftly lead to writing together and the formation of Son of William, giving them the opportunity to develop their passion for folk music, using sparse instrumentation and the Simon and Garfunkel-esque symbiosis of their harmonies to bring an authentic but entirely modern approach to the genre.

Son of William will be launching their EP at Manchester’s Whiskey Jar on the 27th June, entirely appropriately given their reputation on the city’s acoustic scene. Like Civil Wars before them, Son of William have taken the age-old tenets of the art of song-writing and stripped it bare, leaving nothing but the beauty of the music to shine through and enchant audiences.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-691338436/dear-old-acquaintance/s-5Ybu8

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzJkbWowXtI4ZCr6pqo7Mfw

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SonofWilliam_

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

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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 folk, Indie, rock, Rock n Roll, Singer-Songwriter, Uncategorized

‘Belinda’ by vintage-rockers Albino

London based vintage rock band Albino are hitting us with their new track ‘Belinda’, taken from their whiskey fuelled new album Night At The Chemist.

Yes that was whiskey! Albino’s main aim is to entertain with their rambunctious, often humorous ‘drinking’ music.

Their latest track ‘Belinda’ exudes this throwback, vintage feel that sounds like it could have come straight out of the 60’s.

Consisting of Ben Tucker (guitar/vocals), Merv ‘Fuzzy’ Salole (Bass), Gareth ‘gwEM’ Morris (guitar) and Don Gibson (percussion), Albino’s sole aim is to entertain with their rambunctious, often humorous ‘drinking’ music. As the main songwriter in the outfit, Ben is the driving inspirational force, tapping into a deep well of life experiences that draw on topics as diverse as love, deviancy, distrust of priests, historical events and of course, drinking.

Since they began in 2005, Albino has undergone a musical metamorphosis, travelling a long way from their humble beginnings, but now, the off-the-wall band has cemented their style and truly found their own sound. Whilst Albino’s eclectic and multi-talented musical line up has changed over the years, this latest track proves their musical direction, commitment and energy has always remained constant.

You can check out more on Albino here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Albinomusic/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYeh0Lung8nhaCa1Zb5W8cw

http://www.albinomusic.com/index.php

 

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 folk, Hip Hop, rock

Mancunian genre-meddlers Liam Browne & The Love release bouncy indie anthem ‘Baby Grow’ (and new album Forget & Remember)

The music is raw and unpretentious, juxtaposed with the vocals, which have an idiosyncratic style and are consistently engaging, while the lyrics are intriguing and intelligent.”

– Nigel Colley, Reflex Artists

‘Liam is a born front man who always looks like he’s playing to a stadium’

Rowetta of the Happy Mondays

 

Having found themselves a cult following in Manchester, unsigned genre-meddling indie act Liam Browne & The Love seem destined to take on the rest of the country with their eclectic and nutty Northern-rooted sound.

 Straight off their upcoming album Forget & Remember, their brand new single ‘Baby Grow’ is an upbeat and bouncy indie rock anthem that provides a small taster of the band’s large sonic scope. A music video is set to drop soon.

Stream ‘Baby Grow’ on Soundcloud here: 

Delivered with a raw and untamed Mancunian attitude, the album Forget & Remember is a crazy cocktail of lad rock, hip hop, folk and electronica all recorded in guitarist James Fraser’s garage (later mixed at Noise Boy Studios). Rowetta of the legendary Happy Mondays appears on two of the record’s tracks.

Watch music video for ‘Confused’ (ft. Rowetta of The Happy Mondays) here: 

The group have an unusual origin story – frontman Liam was in the Amazon and a Shaman convinced him to sing for the first time initiating his aspirations as a vocalist and a songwriter. He met fellow member James at a Shamanic workshop the following year and from that point on they started making music together.

On top of his work as a musician, Liam Browne has starred in a number of cult movies including acclaimed raunchy Brit flick brilliantlove. He is close to Stereophonics lead singer Kelly Jones after taking the lead role in his music videos for ‘Violins and Tambourines’ and ‘In the Moment’.

I naively feel like Scorsese finding his De Niro

– Kelly Jones of Stereophonics, whilst directing Liam Browne in one of his music videos

Adding to his eventful background, Liam was involved in a near-fatal accident that almost prevented the band from ever coming to be. Whilst jacking his car up by the side of the M60, the vehicle dropped on top of him, leaving him trapped beneath it for two hours. It was only due to breathing techniques learnt though yoga that he was able to conserve oxygen and survive.

Forget & Remember is out 2nd October. Beck, Badly Drawn Boy, Kelly Jones and Rowetta all already own copies of the unreleased album.

 

The single ‘Baby Grow’ is out 2nd September

 

Links:

 http://liambrowneandthelove.com/

https://www.facebook.com/liambrowneandthelove

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl1IKb_Ec7WVidXiZh5pEBQ

https://twitter.com/LiamBrowneLOVE

https://soundcloud.com/liambrowneandthelove

Posted in folk

New touching folk album ‘Cherry Fair’ from Stephen Harrison

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Singer-songwriter Stephen Harrison delivers a truly haunting sense of intimacy on this new album Cherry Fair. Accompanied by nothing but an acoustic guitar for most of the tracks, his voice and lyrics are left to command the music.

Themes include unrequited love, reconciliation and the brevity of life, the subject matter deepening as the album progresses.

Artists that Stephen can be compared to include the likes of Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, early Lou Reed and Richard Hawley.