Highs, Lows, and One Man Shows: Introducing Pat and the Pros

Who is Pat?

Born in Mauritius and established in Reunion Island at the age of 8, Patrice Pouzet has the privilege of both English and French culture. Patrice’s musical style has always varied between decades, but his music is definitely in the category of Depeche Mode and David Bowie. Although it must be said, he is no stranger to the music industry, as his previous work in band ‘Parallele’ allowed him to play several successful shows in London in the late 1990’s, leading them to almost get signed!

Unfortunately, all did not work out between the Parellele’s, but for Patrice, every cloud has it’s silver lining and VOILÀ! (which means ta-da in French, for any of you that aren’t bi-lingual) Pat and the Pro’s were born.

What does the music sound like?

His latest single ‘Hey Ooo I A O’ defines their style, and also highlights their inspiration from the likes of Depeche Mode. Undeniably, the guitar riffs are excellent, and the overall mix is great. However, it has to be said that the textures within the track really pack a punch, and the conventional effects used on the vocals are what sculpt that Depeche Mode kind of stylistic nature that resonates throughout its duration.

Now, it has to be said, the guitar solo in this track will get your body positioned for a classic session of air guitar, and it’s perfect guitar tone includes an excellent balance of tone and reverb to create fantastic example of what a solo should sound like in a track.

Pat’s latest track ‘Hey Ooo I A O’ (try typing that with your eyes closed) is available to listen to on the following links below, and whilst you’re there, make sure you check out their other tracks!

Words: James Cane | @DJJAMESCANE

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‘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

 

Adam Lanceley donates proceeds from new album to charity

London based singer songwriter, Adam Lanceley, is releasing his latest record, Back To The Sunshine, from which he is donating all sales to The Brain and Spine Foundation, a charity that is close to Adam’s heart.

During his childhood, Adam was involved in a serious car crash that left him with severe head injuries. His parents worried as Doctors told them Adam would never walk or talk again, but he managed to defy all the odds, recovering to such an extent that he now runs 10ks and has even completed the London Marathon for Brain and Spine.

Aside from running though, Adam turned to music to express a lot of the emotions he was feeling as he grew up and quickly found that he had an affinity for punchy, yet cryptic lyrics.

With 5 albums to his name already, ‘Back To The Sunshine’ picks up where Adam left off last time, continuing to develop his summery guitar led sound that is best exhibited on the new single, ‘A Film We All Saw.’ Lightly strummed chords transport listeners away to brighter days, something Adam tries to encapsulate in his ‘West Coast’ sound.

Whilst artists’ previous and personal experiences are often the bases of their songwriting, Adam has delved deep into his childhood to memorable locations like Devon and Yorkshire for many of the ideas on the new EP. Creating a mystical grandeur of time through these memories, there is a depth of field and subtext to Adam’s music beyond the instrumentation.

Find out more on Adam Lanceley here:

Links:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

https://www.facebook.com/adamlanceleymusic/?fref=ts

https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

The New Album From Matt Boroff

American born, but Austrian based musician-extraordinaire, Matt Boroff, is back with his third album to date, Grand Delusion, which is a tour de force from start to finish.

Having rubbed shoulders with some of the best in the business back in the 90s and sharing stages with the likes of Nirvana and Kyuss, Matt is a musician with a wealth of experience in his hands. Since then, after the dissolution of his high-school band in 1995, Matt has been focusing on honing his craftsmanship as a songwriter, going on to form Matt Boroff and The Mirrors.

‘What A Shame’ is a highlight from the album, showing just what Matt is capable of. Opening with a desert-esque blues intro, Matt drops the song into walls of distorted guitar and pounding drums, eventually evolving the track into some kind of 90s grunge, modern rock hybrid. It’s quite the beast.

The group toured Europe extensively, sharing the bills with rock titans such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Calexico. However in 2010, Boroff decided to go solo, releasing two solo LPs, one EP and now ‘Grand Delusion’ which is set for release May 5th.

Matt will be performing a headline show in London at the Old Blue Last February 6th.

Find out more on Matt Boroff here:

Links:

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https://soundcloud.com/mattboroff

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https://twitter.com/mattboroff

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGzpDREeZBQzg1wBsS1HwNw

http://www.mattboroff.com/

https://www.instagram.com/mboroff/

 

 

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

http://www.bayonesse.com

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‘Home’ by James Kennedy

Welsh singer-songwriter, James Kennedy, has returned to the world of music with his storming solo album, Home.

If Kennedy looks a little familiar, then you might recognise him from hard-rock band, Kyshera, who have found success in alternative circles in past years. However, with Home, James is moving away from his former style, instead adopting a more melodic rock sound, yet still driven by his powerful vocals.

The touring lifestyle with Kyshera proved difficult to handle for James which led to a period of depression for the talented songwriter. However, he managed to relieve his suffering by using songwriting as an outlet of release, eventually creating the beautifully crafted Home in just a few months.

Kennedy had serious hearing problems as a child, resulting in 3 major surgeries and the fear of permanent hearing loss always in the back of his mind. This led to his school life being interrupted, so James became an adept self-learner which he applied to learning guitar, vocals, piano, bass and music production. The self-taught musician was soon accepted to Welsh College of Music & Drama, before working in a recording studio where he used his skills to form his own label, Konic Records.

With an enticing range of powerful and gentle rock songs, it will be interesting to see how Kennedy has reinvented a style of music that has seemingly disappeared in recent years.

Home is out 31st March and you can check out James and his music here:

Links:

www.jameskennedystuff.com

www.instagram.com/JamesKennedyUK

www.youtube.com/user/jameskennedystuff

www.twitter.com/JamesKennedyUK

https://soundcloud.com/jameskennedyuk

www.facebook.com/JamesKennedyUK

Richie Ramone is back with worldwide headline tour and powerful punk-rock album

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Richie Ramone, the Ramones’ legendary former drummer, is reinvigorating rock’n’roll with a punchy new album and monster headline tour across the globe. From 29th November – 15th December Richie and his band will be blazing their way across UK and Ireland with 16 rip-roaring shows.

 

  • Underworld, Camden (29th November)
  • Talking Heads, Southhampton (30th November)
  • Iron Road, Evasham (1st December)
  • Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (2nd December)
  • The Louisiana, Bristol (3rd December)
  • Snooty Fox Club, Wakefield (4th December)
  • Rebellion, Manchester (5th December)
  • Think Tank, Newcastle (6th December)
  • Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (7th December)
  • Stereo, Glasgow (8th December)
  • Fibber Maggee’s, Dublin (9th December)
  • LuLu’s, Dungannon (10th December)
  • Voodoo, Belfast (11th December)
  • Mike The Pies, Listowel (13th December)
  • Cyprus Avenue, Cork City (14th December)
  • Monroe’s, Galway (15th December)

 

Visit www.richieramone.com/tour-dates for ticket details.

 

Richie Ramone is famed for his time spent drumming for the iconic New York City rock band the Ramones. He spent almost five frenzied years, between 1983 and 1987, charging his way around the world; playing over 500 shows, whilst recording three albums. Praised by Joey Ramone for putting ‘the spirit back into the band’, Richie was the only Ramones drummer to be credited as the sole composer and writer of six Ramones songs.

 

In 2013, Richie Ramone catapulted back onto the rock’n’roll music scene with the release of solo debut album: ‘Entitled’. He now continues to uproot modern music culture with Cellophane’ – a stripped down, raw rock album; fully loaded with gravelly vocals, catchy guitar riffs and 80’s punk-rock vigour.

 

Aggressively catchy, ‘Cellophane’s’ powerful lead single ‘I Fix This’ perfectly reflects the ‘take no bollocks’ pure-punk attitude of the album. Yet showcasing Richie’s musical versatility – the heartfelt ‘I’m Not Ready’ delivers a more personal, toned-down melody. Other noteworthy tracks include Depeche Mode cover ‘Enjoy the Silence’ and ‘Pretty Poison’, which was penned by Richie during the 1980’s.

 

Watch the video for ‘I Fix This’ Here:

 

“Attack of the Animal Boy! World Tour” is an un-missable event for fans of the Ramones, Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Green Day. Throughout the shows Richie Ramone will be accompanied by his steadfast band of Rock’n’Roll veterans: lead guitarist Ronnie Simmons; bassist and vocalist Clare Misstake, and drummer/rhythm guitar player Ben Reagan.

MERGE- RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR SONG ‘RECOVERY’ 

New alternative rock band MERGE from Paris have released new video for song ‘Recovery’ in support of their upcoming French tour with Our Last Night and Being As An Ocean.

The video first appeared on Kerrang.com and you can watch the video on youtube here.

About Merge
MERGE originally from Paris, France have a debut record under their belts and have successfully played shows and toured all over Europe, with bands such as Limp Bizkit, La Dispute, Touche Amore, Funeral for a Friend, Architects, Enter Shikari, Circa Survive and The Used.

MERGE’s forthcoming album and is currently being mixed by Al Groves at The Motor Museum Studio (Bring Me The Horizon, Coldplay, Adele, Arctic Monkeys)  & is due for release later in the year.

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WALE – New Release

With the release of their 4th studio album ‘Come Together’ and positive feedback from fans  in their home country The Netherlands and in the US, W.A.L.E. are a band who merge years of experience with a fresh attitude to songwriting.

‘Not like another day’, a catchy classic rock track with an element of pop. This song invites the listener to step out of an ordinary life. Written  a while back in 2002, Harry explains the song is about “opening your eyes, believing in yourself and look at your world in different way.”

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