Leat Haber – Wait For Me Review

 

With a great video, that was actually funded by a crowd funding page, Leat introduces us to her new single Wait For Me, be prepared to be taken back to the era of real music, the 50s’ and 60s’ inspired track really does transport you, Leat even uses vintage recording techniques to recreate that authentic sound.

Leat could easily be compared to greats such as Amy Winehouse, Duffy and similar artists, with the tone of her voice they are easily comparible.

Leat is a self-proclaimed feminist and independent woman, and is very typically Israelian, a strong woman, this may also be because she spent two years in the army as it is mandatory in Israel, it  also comes across in her music and performance style, even performing at eight and a half months pregnant whilst a war started in Israel, sirens went off before the performance warning them, but in her own words Leat explains ‘as I was so far along with my pregnancy, I couldn’t delay, and although we had a war outside, the club was full of people, it was a night to remember.’

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‘New Man’ by Warme

Warme’s new song “New Man” is an honest portrayal of a dark subject. Based on the heroin problems of one of the band members this track is powerfully emotional and sets a very different tone in comparison to their last release “Council House Opera”.

The song starts of slowly and carried by a melancholic gravity that suggests the struggle someone goes through during a drug addiction. It then progressively builds up to a more hopeful and brighter atmosphere. Warme have captured the story of overcoming tough times and recovery perfectly. It’s a song of hope and strength and the personal touch the band puts into it makes it all the more authentic and interesting.

Super Talented Teen Shane Thomas Due to Release New Single Mrs Matisse 10th December

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Okay so this little talent isn’t strictly relevant to guitars, but we’re just too impressed with the guy to miss the opportunity to shout about him!

Formerly dubbed ‘Britain’s Mozart’, Shane Thomas is quite possibly the most talented teenager across the British music industry.

New single, ‘Mrs Matisee’ is to be released 10th December, prior to the release of his debut album, ‘From Me To You’, due for release soon after.

‘Mrs Matisee’ showcases Shane’s incredible talent and beautifully demonstrates the amazing capabilities of this young composer. The tack in undeniably stunning and transpires audiences into the fascinating world of Shane Thomas.

Shane was inspired to write the track earlier this year when he saw a painting by Henri Matisse. He was so taken with the beauty of the painting that he decided to compose a piece of music about it. Shortly after writing the track Shane discovered that Debussy had been inspired by the very same painting and produced a well known piece of music called, Arabesque.

Shane began playing the piano at the tender age of seven and has since taken on the challenge of mastering the art of the cello and percussion.  Shane dreams up all of his music. He has never sat at a piano to compose anything. He does it all in his head, then later sits to play the piece. He can immediately play any melody or song he hears.

Aged ten, Shane was the youngest person in history to be signed to a music publisher, E.M.I. music.

Catch Shane in action here: http://4wallsmusic.co.uk/video/volcanic/

Peter Andre, Jamie Cullum, Bradley Walsh and Jason Mansford are all fans of the child star.

 

Keep up with Shane here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShaneThomasPiano?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShaneTOfficial

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0FRq0ksbKNByrN0cgK1UAg

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shanethomasmusic

 

Bristol Folk band ‘Apple of My Eye’ are set to sail folk scene with new album ‘Seven Tides’

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Soo maybe not heavy on the guitar, but we still absolutely love these guys!

Contemporary folk band, ‘Apple Of My Eye’ announce release of new album ‘Seven Tides’, due out 1st December.  Beautifully arranged epic songs in a unique twist on classic folk themes.

Now living in London, the majority of the band hail from the historic maritime city of Bristol and their songs draw inspiration from both cities and from the sea, a theme that runs throughout their second album. Their engaging storytelling style and four part harmonies explore tales of love, loss, adventure and ruin.

The album was recorded at Cowshed Studios and engineered by the hugely respected folk and jazz engineer Joe Leach. They decided to record the entire thing on 2 inch, 24 track analogue recording tape to give a warmer and richer sound than digital techniques.

Having spent the summer performing at some of the most exciting festivals in the UK, including, Tall Ships Festival Greenwich, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and headlining Exile festival in Sheffield, the band are flourishing into an exciting folk force, not to be missed.

The band describe their music as “brand new old songs” and collectively generate all their own material drawing on personal experiences and carefully arranging the music on the guitar, bouzouki, violin, double bass, mandolin and harmonica.

Band member Chris Rusbridge lives on a narrow boat on the waterways of London, where often a rehearsal will turn in to a performance as passers by become a listening crowd. No London public house is safe from the spontaneous band. They are well known for bursting into song and entertaining the drinkers of London pubs.

Catch the guys live in action here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsyM68eQux4

The band boasts an impressive hoard of musical talent:

Kit Massey (Violin) and Phil Cornwell (Bass) are both full time professional musicians. Cornwell is the musical director of West End musical “The Scotsboro Boys’’ and Massey  was formally a violinist with the Santiago Philamonia in Chile and has worked as a session musician with artists such as Emile Sande, Dizzie Rascal, Muse and Jamie Cullum. Arran Glass (Vocals and Guitar) and Alex Scott (Mandolin) are both professional Actor-Musicians and Puppeteers who perform and compose the music for a variety of theatre and television. Chris (Bouzouki), Dan (Harmonica) and Ellie Rusbridge (Vocals) are all siblings and come from a rich folk music heritage as their parents met in a folk club and still perform in their own folk band Thornbridge.

 

Keep up with the guys here

www.applesinlondon.com

https://www.facebook.com/applesinlondon

https://twitter.com/applesinlondon

https://soundcloud.com/apple-of-my-eye

Pale Green Things release new single about a bar in Las Vegas

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The stars align with Pale Green Things’ new single!

The talented artist has already seen success with past tracks and now looks set to do it all over again with the help of a Pink Flamingo.

Jack Traynor has revealed that he plans to provide audiences with a unique performance experience. The video for his latest single, Pink Flamingo being a great example of this:

Watch it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goBZW3c0EEI

Hear it on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/palegreenthings/pinkflamingo

Jack has supported acts such as ‘The Riffles’, ‘Dave Mcpherson’, and ‘The Coral’ (at Noel Gallaghers aftershow party) and ‘Dirty Sanchez’. He has also accompanied ‘The Virginmarys’, an ever growing popular US group.

Jack’s hobbies and personal interests are heavy influencers in shaping his latest EP. Jack’s interest in geography, travel and even population densities; play a key part in the songs sound and narrative. The lyrics are also inspired by the creation of fictional characters as well as autobiographical situations.

His latest single ‘Pink Flamingo’ is one of his most beautiful songs to date. The infectious chorus is only a part of what makes this whimsical tale of life and astronomical connections so poignant. It is based around the many events that take place under the constellations; with its main focus being about sitting outside the Flamingo Casino in Vegas. The sound is an indie pop mix drawing from influences such as The Killers, Belle and Sebastian, and Idlewild.

Jack has recently been recording music in Glasgow; with a music producer by the name of John McLaughlin over the last few months. John has seen great success in the past and looks to be striking another hit if Pink flamingo is anything to go by. Also, Teenage Fan club star, Francis MacDonald was involved in their recording session too.

Visit their Homepage at: http://www.palegreenthings.com

Social Networking

www.twitter.com/palegreenband

www.facebook.com/palegreenthingsband

https://soundcloud.com/palegreenthings

The Future is mine to make coming this Summer!

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Album, The Futures Mine to Make, to follow August 11th

Alternative rock group, Pavilions, have release debut single ‘Futures’ off their new album The Futures Mine to Make. The band, hailing from The Wirral, has taken their local area by storm with their post-hardcore sound influenced by musicians such as Don Broco, Sleeping with Sirens and Emarosa.

‘Futures’ begins with a lingering, flawlessly crafted vocal and guitar riff, exploding into an exciting upbeat rock track – a sound the band have become known for and accentuates their musical talent. The single sums up the whole vibe and direction of the album namely that it is about making the most of your time on this planet and the realisation that the past will always stay the same but you have the ability to shape the future you want.

Check out the video for the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXOn1YWgLEE

Pavilions’ have certainly found their musical direction with new album The Futures Mine to Make, seeing exciting collaborations with the likes of producer, Dan Lancaster (Don Broco, JLS, Rita Ora, Little Mix) and track features from Johnny Craig and Violet front man, Charlie Bass.

Their career highlights include a support slot with Jonny Craig and playing to an almost sold out crowd supporting Fearless Vampire Killers and the o2 academy in Liverpool. They have also played a whole host of home town shows supporting the likes of Deaf Havana, Alkaline Trio and Lower than Atlantis.

absolutely excellent. A good blend of melody with a hint of aggression… they fed off one another to give a thoroughly enjoyable show

Natalie Humphries – Soundscape

“Finding pure, unadulterated talent like this is rare”

Claire Sheridan – Bring the Noise

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pavilionsband
https://twitter.com/pavilionsband
https://www.youtube.com/user/pavilionsband
http://www.pavilions.bigcartel.com/
http://instagram.com/pavilionsband

 

 

 

 

Gravity Rain – The Shining Silence

Russian songwriter offers up 3 track melodic metal release – Out Now

Specialising in rhythmically complex, melodic rock with all the power of metal music but with added tunefulness, Gravity Rain is the new music project of Russian songwriter Danny Klaven.

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His new three track EP ‘The Shining Silence’ is out now, and  showcases a mix of influences including Tool, Devin Townsend and  Staind to name a few. The EP demonstrates a real talent for  balancing effective melodies with the power of full on rock music.

Available to stream and download at a price of your choice – visit  gravityrain.bandcamp.com – ‘The Shining Silence’ is out now and  highly recommended for fans of all types of contemporary rock.

The blended sound of powerful metal music and contemplative,  lyrical vocals is summed up perfectly by the EP artwork. Showing  an unnaturally huge, stoneborn giant staring at the natural beauty  of a growing tree, it demonstrates the mix of ideas that sums up the three songs – the impact of metal music married to the beauty of melody.

SoundCloud EP: https://soundcloud.com/gravity_rain/sets/the- shining-silence-ep

In the words of Danny Klaven himself: When I was forming this band, I wanted to create music for the rock lovers that is not aggressive, that you could think and somewhat meditate while listening to it, that will have a lot of melody, beautiful vocals, but will retain the power of metal guitars and drums.”

It’s an ambition which is more than met with ‘The Shining Silence’ EP – available now online.

 

Links:

http://www.gravityrain.com

http://gravityrain.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/gravityrain

https://vk.com/gravityrain

https://soundcloud.com/gravity_rain

 

Midlands rock Band sign with Small Town Records!

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Small Town Records have now signed the Midlands based rock group, Lock & Key.

Lock & Key are a band who have been together no longer than 5 months, but have already whet the appetite with their raw and honest brand of Hardcore, on debut tracks ‘So Alone’ (garnering 78,000 YouTube views) and ‘No Acceptance’ (23,000 in a month).

The real reaction online is born from the intense and already fairly relentless touring. To use the phrase passionate live performances would be a disservice. Frontman Richard Lardner says; “I know every band says it but we’ve all been through some rough times and our sole aim at every show is trying to get the audience to feel at least a part of the songs.  I always hope there’s someone who sees the message within the lyrics.”

A message the band has already carried across the UK and mainland Europe alongside names such as Deez Nuts, Devil In Me, Demoraliser, Despite My Deepest Fear, Dead Harts, Broken Teeth etc.

The band will release their debut EP on Small Town Records in the coming months.

No acceptance the bands latest single, demonstrates style, class and a clash of guitars and percussion instruments. The video is masterfully put together. They freeze the music to build dramatic tension at the beginning, before unleashing the floodgates of hell upon your eardrums with the vocalist leading the screaming charge. Also, there is a pretty slaughterous guitar solo throughout the song, check out the video below!

Lock and Key – No Acceptance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QYghq1XUjM

Like them on Facebook for more Godly Guitar Instrumentals and Screaming!

https://www.facebook.com/lockandkeyhc