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

 

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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.

 

Posted in folk, Punk

Bull Funk Zoo – ‘Would you’ Review

Dubai Based one man band Assaad Lakkis (Bull Funk Zoo), is ready to rock your world with his new single  ‘Would you’ taking influences from a variety of genres and iconic names from ‘The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ to ‘Royal Blood’. The new single combines genres seamlessly and will have you yearning for more. Bull Funk Zoo is definitely one to watch with an ever-growing audience and increasing fan base. His debut, gained the highest rating for an unsigned band by Rolling Stone and we can definitely see why. With a new album in the pipeline he’s definitely one to watch.

His new single combines attitude, heart, grace and an in-your-face kind of approach.”  Take a listen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVYjgKDTfEk

The Single ‘Would You’ is out on 29th April 2016.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/bullfunkzoo/

https://twitter.com/bullfunkzoo

https://www.instagram.com/bullfunkzoo/

https://www.youtube.com/user/BullFunkZoo

https://soundcloud.com/bullfunkzoo

https://bullfunkzoo.bandcamp.com

 

Posted in folk, rock

Yeti Love – Deep

Formed in 2012, the pair have established themselves not only as talented musicians but hard workers, consistently building a momentum and following over three years of hard graft and great music. It’s well known that a strong work-ethic in the modern industry is often as important as the quality of the songs ,and the fact that Yeti Love has both makes this year one full of potential for the pair.

You can enjoy it here:

Already busy putting together a tour to promote the album from the end of September, they are already in and out of the studio working on an new EP to follow it up. Already two steps ahead, all this comes at the same time as curating and organising their very own festival: The Airballoon Garden Party, 29-30th August at Rickman Hill Park.

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With the festival in late August, plus the single, album and tour due for September, this summer offers Yeti Love to bring their music to more people than ever before. And with an alternative-folk brand this compelling, they’ll be listening.

Live Dates:

August 29th  Airballoon Garden Party Coulsdon

More dates to follow…

Links:

http://yetilovemusic.com/yl/

https://www.facebook.com/Yetilovemusic

https://soundcloud.com/yetilovemusic

Posted in Acoustic, folk

Sandy Kilpatrick’s new single ‘Your Love is a Weapon’ ‘

Scottish singer-songwriter set to unveil new album on June 15th

 

An acoustic-folk singer-songwriter, Sandy Kilpatrick is now Portugal based having been born and raised in Scotland. His new album, ‘The Shaman’s Call’, is the latest stunning release in a career that has grown organically over time, with his sound echoing great songwriters as wide ranging as David Bowie and Damien Rice, while retaining his own unique take on the genre.

‘The Shaman’s Call’ marks further progression for Sandy Kilpatrick as an artist, guided out of the gate by new single ‘Your Love Is a Weapon’, a song which focuses on the intimacy and solitude of the writer at work:

Those developing years have been spent surrounded by talents who have made it to the mainstream, such as close friend and New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham. Now Sandy Kilpatrick aims to follow in their footsteps.

Having lived in various parts of the UK before moving to Portugal to be with his family, Sandy Kilpatrick’s particular brand of accessible folk music has a well-travelled feel to it. Inspired by a wide ranging exploration of all of life’s experience as seen through Sandy Kilpatrick’s eyes as a writer, Sandy’s last album ‘Redemption Road’ was notable enough to gain the support of key BBC tastemakers Guy Garvey and Mark Radcliffe. One track was even used by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on his ‘Best Bits of 2013’ video.

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 Like this track, the album as a whole is designed to feel raw, and not hidden behind the smoke and mirrors of big production. The lyrics are intimate and thoughtful, hitting many highs, lows and moments of heartfelt poignancy – many of which listeners will immediately relate to.

Sandy Kilpatrick’s new music marks a new step forward as a solo artist and musician – not bad for someone who has already shared the stage with many excellent bands including Muse, Elbow and more.

Fittingly, this album represents taking his journey full circle, with a festival show coming up in July where he will be sharing the bill with The Waterboys – a band Sandy loved in his childhood. One of the first songs he learned on the guitar was theirs, ‘Fisherman’s Blues’, and it seems fitting that he should share the stage with them as he celebrates his latest release.

 

 

Links:
https://soundcloud.com/sandykilpatrick
https://facebook.com/SandyKilpatrickMusic