Bayonesse Release ‘Angel Touching Down’

No stranger to the dramatic, lead vocalist Christy Lee Rogers, is taking a pause from her hectic fine art career as an underwater artist, to collaborate with fellow artist and musician Ryan Murphy – forming the alternative indie rock band Bayonesse.

Rogers is known internationally by the press as the contemporary version of Baroque artists like Caravaggio.  Murphy, the owner and designer of rocker jewellery line Silver Luthier and front man for the rock band Forty Point, originally came into the band as producer to help structure Rogers’ vision, and eventually stayed on to solidify the duo.

In search of peace and understanding within a crazy, vulnerable, yet beautiful world, the pair have shifted their passions to the medium of music – harnessing the most “powerful and intense” art form in which to express their thoughts and emotions.

Their debut alternative rock single ‘Angel Touching Down’ from their upcoming album ‘Bleeding Heart’ is accompanied by a dark and avant garde underwater music video filmed and directed by Rogers.

The music video, starring actress Elisabeth Donaldson and Bayonesse themselves, and edited by award winning filmmaker Ray Izad-Mehr, gives life to the darkness and turmoil underlying their heart-felt lyrics. Completely unaltered and un-coloured, the footage is raw out of the camera, with a frenetic and stylized editing technique.

Rogers’ fine art work has been featured in the likes of Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, The Independent, Global Times and more. And Murphy’s rocker jewelry can be seen on Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, the guitar of James Hettfield of Metallica, and more.

Bayonesse have a wide range of musical influences including: Muse, Bjork, Imagine Dragons, to The Kills, Smashing Pumpkins, Ludovico Einaudi, Massive Attack and Metric. Through their diverse backgrounds and influences, they have formed a unique and unusual sound

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Track Review: ‘Glimmer’ by Glitch Code

Glitch Code is the fascinating musical vehicle behind the talented minds of singer, Rachel Harvey, and songwriter/producer, Paul Kirkpatrick.

The single ‘Glimmer’ comes from the band’s album, Gifted_Damaged which has received critical acclaim from a number of publications including Subba Cultcha and Rhythm and Booze.

With dark and brooding vocals, Harvey adds a very distinctive edge to Glitch Code’s brand of alternative electro-pop that may remind listeners of Kate Bush, Annie Lennox’s work with the Eurythmics or (going out on a limb here) the moody sound of Evanescence.

As you can see, trying to pin down Glitch Code’s music is difficult because it is so eclectic, evidently drawing influences from a number of musical locations. Therefore, perhaps we should stop trying to compare them to others and embrace them for their individualism! Their experimental approach to songwriting has even led to them using unique instruments to fine-tune their sound, such as fretless basses and the theremin (yes, I had to look it up too).

What can be said though is that there is definitely a few sprinkles of 80s production values found in Glitch Code’s mixing pot with computer-esque synths and robotic sound effects. This, combined with the heavily distorted guitar that upholds the track creates a truly one-of-a-kind sound that has been meticulously tweaked to electro-pop perfection – nobody is making music quite like Glitch Code at the moment.

Overall, you need to get on the Glitch Code hype ASAP so you can say that you were into them a long time before before a whole host of other bands come along trying to imitate their style. Go on! Do it!

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Guitar Sensation ‘Daryl Kellie’ to Release New Album ‘Wintersong’

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To find your first guitar at the young age of eleven in the attic of your parent’s new house is a lucky find, but for Daryl Kellie, it can only be described as fate. Self taught for most of his life, he is undeniably one of the most talented fingerstyle guitar players in the UK, with influences ranging from Queen to Django Reinhardt. Daryl has combined his unique talent with his mesmerising vocals, and he will be releasing his highly anticipated album ‘Wintersong’ on 10th February 2014.

By the age of sixteen, Daryl was gigging every weekend, with his younger brother Nick on drums. He moved to London when he was nineteen to study music, and hasn’t looked back. Living in his van, with a bed, camp-stove and of course, a guitar in the back, this was when he really started to develop as an artist. He was even taught by Jazz guitar legend Martin Taylor. Despite attracting lots of attention from music managers, Daryl decided to remain completely independent and release his own music without the help of a label. Daryl’s message to others who may be in this predicament is “figure out what you really love and concentrate on that, if you try to do something else, your heart won’t be in it”. His ever-growing fan-base means he can also tour without the involvement of big promoters.

Daryl has toured constantly for the past 2 years and supported a massive range of acts, from Toploader to Carl Palmer of Emmerson Lake and Palmer fame, plus notorious American blogger Perez Hilton has also raved about him….”So clever! So good! And, the fact that he’s gorgeous doesn’t hurt either!”.

Here are just a couple of the many outstanding reviews he has received:

‘Daryl Kellie is a brilliant and exciting new musical talent’

– Richard Chapman, (Author of the million selling classic ‘The Complete Guitarist and ‘The New Complete Guitarist’)

‘To call Daryl a guitarist would be a bit of an over simplification. A million miles away from that guy who used to walk around college twanging his way through Green Day covers to anyone who’d listen, Daryl treats his guitar like a mix between a drum kit, a keyboard and a guitar. Utilizing an oft attempted (but rarely mastered) ‘tapping’ technique along with ‘body percussion’ as employed by fellow guitarists such as Eric Roche and Tommy Emanuel, Daryl dropped jaws with his cheeky cover of Beyonce’s omnipresent ‘Single Ladies’ and literally melted minds with an extended Michael Jackson medley. Anything that makes hearing ‘Single Ladies’ for the billionth time a little less ear-stabbingly repetitive deserves the highest praise imaginable.

–Sternberg Clarke

If you can’t wait to hear the album, Daryl is releasing a cover of the Beyonce hit ‘Single Ladies’ on December 16th.

Have a listen: https://soundcloud.com/daryl-kellie/single-ladies-put-a-ring-on-it

Or watch a live session: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1UnylkE-LI

He will also be releasing his own single ‘Would’ on January 20th 2014!

 

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