Brighten your day with Matty T Wall

BLUE SKIES ALBUM COVER.jpgDescribing himself as ‘an elastic band pulled really tight and ready to go – that’s how I feel about my music’. Matty T Wall is influenced by various genres having studied Flamenco, Swing Jazz and funk as well as being pretty much a pro on the guitar, he has an interesting sound. He is from Perth, Australia, he states his influences are all the way from Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix… he gives a modern take on a very traditional form.

Blues is not something I’m too familiar with, but with this modern twist Matty carves into his music, I can’t help but think this is something I could really get into listening to.

His project ‘Blue Skies’ has ten tracks and he certainly blows away the autumnal clouds to give you Blue Skies, his music is that which can brighten up any day. He has a voice that just melts you, I was  mesmerised from start to finish, a stand out track for me was the opening track ‘Burnin’ Up Burnin’ Down, you can view the video below:

 

With a lot of power chords, it suits the rock and roll/blues vibe that Matty gives off. The video features muscle cars and attractive tattooed women with and lots of guitars. I found myself tapping my foot along to the beat and humming the vocals, not so well might I add but I tried.

Another stand out track for me is track six, ‘This Is Real’ in contrast to the opening track, this is a track full of emotion but with commanding guitars, it wouldn’t be Matty’s work if that wasn’t involved… I’d definitely recommend checking out Matty’s work, especially if you need a pick me up or something to brighten your day.

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Kinky Dove ready to rock out with their 3 track release

3 track release set to be unleashed on June 15th

Born in in Australia but now living in London, Kindy Dove is the musical moniker of frontman Scott Wade and his evolving collective of musicians. Progenitors of gritty, driving rock, the group are readying themselves for a fresh assault on the music industry with a brand new three track EP.

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Their particular brand of rock and roll, defined in many ways by the bluesy, post-rock growl of Wade on vocals, is currently in short supply both nationally and globally, and Kinky Dove are now looking to redress that balance.

For a taste of their punchy style, check out the video to EP track ‘Some Kind of Fool’, featuring an epic slap-happy montage of Hollywood moments.

The EP also features a remix/cover version of classic 1978 track ‘Another Girl Another Planet’ by The Only Ones – in this case titled simply ‘Another Girl’.

There is also a trance remix of ‘It’s Called Heartache’ on the EP. You can find the video for this at

The EP is online at

Produced by Chris Kimsey, previously of Olympic Studios, the EP marks Kinky Dove out as one of the earthiest rock bands on the scene. Fans of Scott Wade and Kinky Dove before they began working together, the producer clicked with the style and heights straight away at which the music was aiming, and helped mould that vision into the musical reality that Kinky Dove has become.

The CD was mixed by Wade. Studio legend Phill Brown loved the sound of the CD, commenting that the mixes were “open and alive.”

The resulting EP is a continuation of form from previous album ‘Kinky Dove vol. 1’, and the latest step in Kinky Dove’s  climb.

Links:

www.facebook.com/kinkydove

www.reverbnation.com/kinkydove

www.kinkydove.com

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!

 

Social Networks:

https://www.facebook.com/darylkellie

https://twitter.com/darylkellie

https://soundcloud.com/daryl-kellie

 

Videos:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jn3p5_dotJc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_fxbx0-O8kY

Dirty blues funk from Black Joe Lewis – album ‘Electric’ Slave out November 18th

Joe Lewis hails from Austin, TX – the collision centre where Southern soul meets mid-western blues and vagabond punk. Unable to keep away from the infectious music scene Austin is infamous for, Joe Lewis soaked it all in and soon found himself purchasing his first guitar while working in a pawnshop. The rest is history.

Once compared to “The Godfather of Soul”, we hear Black Joe Lewis letting his punk- flag fly on the group’s third studio album, Electric Slave, released in the UK via Vagrant Records on November 18th. Black Joe Lewis perfected his gritty shouting and raw guitar riffs, honing his signature sound on the band’s upcoming album.

Electric Slave kicks off with in-your-face opener ‘Skulldiggin,’ which showcases Joe howling in true Joe-Lewis-fashion all the while highlighting just how ballsy Lewis can really get. Of the album title, Lewis says, “Electric Slave is what people are today with their faces buried in their iPhones and the only way to hold a conversation is through text. The next step is to plug it in to your damned head.”

Much like not wanting to be a slave to our cell phones, Black Joe Lewis refuses to be confined to genre-defining boundaries or cater to only one of his many musical influences on his third LP. Lewis still has plenty of women chasing, hard-knocks and all-around good time tales to tell as we hear on tracks like ‘Young Girls,’ ‘Make Dat Money,’ and ‘Come To My Party.’ And as always, Lewis somehow finds a way to make tracks full of horns and blues riffs to rival the likes of rocker Iggy Pop.

Electric Slave was produced in large part by Grammy award winner Stuart Sikes (White Stripes, Cat Power, Modest Mouse) and recorded at Church House Studios in Austin. Three of the new tracks (‘Skulldiggin,’ ‘Dar Es Salaam,’ ‘My Blood Ain’t Runnin’ Right’) were recorded and produced by John Congleton (Explosions in the Sky, St. Vincent, Okkervil River) at Elmwood Studios in Dallas.

Electric Slave will be released in the UK on November 18th on Vagrant Records.

Get ready to get gritty.