Suburban Myth release seasonal single ‘Can You Help Me Find My Christmas?’

Independent pop-rock track from rock group Suburban Myth which is out now

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With a debut album ‘Welcome (If Only)’ already under their belts this year, plus a couple of singles from the LP, Suburban Myths reputation is continuing to grow through a combination of quality music and hard work on their part to keep the music coming.

With the momentum building their new single ‘Can You Help Me Find My Christmas’ is out right now – once again showcasing the vocal talents of Derek Daisey. The lyrics are typically thoughtful, accompanied by a gradual build up in the story and intensity of the melody which arguably gives the band their most commercially solid release yet.

Hear it for yourself here:

The band has said before that they write all their songs with the live show in mind, and the same can be said here. With a sweeping crescendo that would be epic to hear live, it still works perfectly in the studio too thanks to some really lush production values.

It nicely concludes a very good year for the band, with their album and single releases getting them attention from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Planet Rock, not to mention support slots with Dylan Taylor and Anyone’s Guess at The Windjammer.

If Suburban Myth keep up this momentum, 2015 will be their year.

Band members:

Derek Daisey – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Nicholas OKelley – Bass Guitar & Vocals

Nick Lomma – Percussion

“This outfit have a tasty way with a trad-indie-alt-rock tune and there’s a rising taste for this sort of thing in the face of the deluge of hideously cheesy dance-pop…”

Thomas H Green – Daily Telegraph/Arts Desk/Mixmag/Napster

Buy now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/can-you-help-me-find-my-christmas/id745389896?i=745389973

Links:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SuburbanMythMusic

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SuburbanMyth1

Website – www.suburbanmythmusic.com

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/suburbanmythmusic

Reverbnation   http://www.reverbnation.com/suburbanmyth

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

Witchingseason release new single ‘Codeine’ ahead of EP launch out 10th November

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The highly anticipated EP from rock trio Witching Season is on its way. ‘Codeine’ is the lead single for the band’s soon to be release EP and is available now.

EP to follow 10th November.

New track ‘Codeine’ showcases the bands rocking talent and is true to their dark rock sound. The band boasts a wealth of rocking talent that is beautifully demonstrated in their latest track. True to the bands native rock sound, ‘Codeine’ features heavy and impressive guitar riffs teamed with fierce drum beats all stitched together with Reynolds coarse and captivating vocals.

Listen to ‘Codeine’ here:  https://soundcloud.com/witchingseason/codeine

The band claim to draw influences from the likes of rock legends, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, The Doors,  Queens of the Stoneage and Dinosaur Jr; all of which shines through in their  music.

 

Links:

www.facebook.com/witchingseason

www.twitter.com/witchingseason

www.soundcloud.com/witchingseason

 

NYC’s, Dream Logic New Album – Free Single Download Available Now*

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New York trio The Dream Logic announce breakout sophomore album “My Black Arts’ Free Download of single “Drunken Monkey” here

Dynamic and unpredictable, The Dream Logic are a trio who deal in impactful funk rock music with several left-field twists. Experienced musicians with eclectic influences, they are a group who keep the audience guessing with some masterful bending of genre.

With added elements of rootsy modern soul, this band is happiest working across styles with influences ranging from country tropes to subtle jazz moments. What every track has in common though, is assured quality.

A ‘band’ of three friends who have gigged together over the years and only recently decided to record together, the trio are now celebrating the release of their rocking second album ‘My Black Arts’.

With songs written over a long period by primary songwriter Charles Compo (guitar, vocals, flute) and developed with long time partners Jerry Brooks (bass guitar) and Camille Gainer Jones (drums), this is their second LP – a follow up to last year’s self-titled debut. Both albums have been the result of organic music making between three skilled musicians who enjoy playing and writing together, but for the new LP the group were joined in the studio by additional guitarists Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and Vernon Reid (Living Colour) – a classy pair of players who also laid down their own contribution.

This result second album of 14 genre splicing songs of top quality. For a taster of ‘My Black Arts’, check out funky album track ‘Drunken Monkey’:

https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-logic/drunken-monkey

The album as a whole is described by the band as ‘the story of the secret life around us’, those intangible moments in life when you know things are happening around you but you can’t put your finger on what, how or why. Recorded in New York’s prestigious ‘The Cutting Room’ studio, the new album echoes the raw talent on show for the band’s 2013 debut, developing the sound further and placing the experienced musicians on a more assured footing than ever.

Between the members of the band, there is a lot of stage and recording experience, having played and toured with the likes of D’Angelo, Joan Jett, Christina Aguilera, Les Nubians and many others. And, if there is anything approaching a ‘mission statement’ for the band, it’s that they want to distil all that experience down into songs that are simple, but effective. Perhaps the band put it best themselves:

“You know how you go someplace like a restaurant or someone’s house and they serve you food that is so simple, you had it a million times before, but somehow it’s just perfect.  That’s what we are going for.” – The Dream Logic

‘My Black Arts’ is out now through Chaos Music Company.

Links:

thedreamlogic.com

myblackarts.com

facebook.com/thedreamlogic

twitter.com/thedreamlogic

 

Rock band SKYSCRAPER release long awaited debut Album

English and Norwegian melodic rockers SKYSCRAPER will release their long awaited debut album, ‘Elevation‘, on September 8th worldwide via Ghost Dancer Music/Cargo Records. This dynamic band has been taking critics by storm with their unique brand of hard rock.

SKYSCRAPER‘s powerful and melodious performance is a fresh take on a breed of music that’s been the foundations of rock ‘n’ roll for years. With much experience between them, it’s easy to see why the album- which has been two years in the making- is of such a high standard, from the flawless vocals to the instrumental perfection.

Dave Boyce (Bass) couldn’t be more excited about the bands future – ‘We loved making the album and we can’t wait to get SKYSCRAPER out into the live arena and see what the fans think. We know it’s going to be one hell of a party once we hit the road”.

Lee Small: “It’s been a great journey so far and we’ve had some amazing reaction from industry people which means a lot“.

Tor Talle: “We also have to thank producer Martin Kronlund for helping us put the album together and introducing us to Swedish session drummer Imre Daun, who will be joining us live. He brought great energy and style to the album“.

SKYSCRAPER is:

Lee Small (Vocals) who was the voice on the last Shy album. He hails from the Black Country and with his evocative and powerful vocals he has been compared to many well-known frontmen who come from the same area, including Glenn Hughes and Robert Plant.

Dave Boyce (Bass) who is the former bass player for Airrace and The Quireboys.

Tor Talle (Guitars). Tor is a renowned Norwegian guitarist, best known for his work with Joe Lynn Turner (Deep Purple, Rainbow) Fergie Frederiksen (Toto), Northern Light, Overland and Rob Moratti (Saga).

Guest Musicians:

Imre Daun – Drums (Salute)

Bruce Gaitsch – Acoustic guitars (Madonna, Richard Marx, Chicago)

Produced by Martin Kronlund, Dave Boyce, Lee Small and Tor Talle

In some quarters SKYSCRAPER has been compared to Hughes/Thrall, and Bad English, which sees the band in esteemed company as they release this captivating debut album.

Track Listing:

01. Sail Away

02. Monday Morning

03. Fay Wray

04. Barricades

05. Everybody Cries Sometimes

06. Walk Through 07. Fire

08. Runaway Heart

09. Skyscrapers

10. Through Eyes Of Liberty

11. Sky Is Turning Blue

12. Playing With Fire

13. Sweet Little Sister

Bonus Tracks:

14. Where Love Is Waiting

15. Runaway Hearts (Acoustic)

AOR Magazine “…a project with impressive pedigree.”

Malcolm Dome (Classic Rock / Metal Hammer) “Melodic hard rock never gets dated. This album (Elevation) is a fine example of exactly why the genre remains as vibrant as ever. It’s classy, creative, instantly catches your attention, and gets better with every play. This is a modern masterpiece that should be acclaimed alongside the great debuts of the past“.

http://www.skyscraperband.com/

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Skyscraper/202409649798673

 

Singer-Songwriter Jessie Lowes looks to the ‘Stars’ with new single

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Emotional single begins the run up to a debut album release

Available from September 22nd, ‘Stars’ is the new single from acoustic singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes. Based in Northumberland and specialising in a delicate mix of clear vocal and guitar picking, Lowes is a songwriter not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve when it comes to her music. The single ‘Stars’ was written for her mother who passed away in 2008 from Cancer, and the song is a tribute to their close relationship:

https://soundcloud.com/jessie-lowes83/jessie-lowes-stars

It’s hard to believe that a song this delicate is the work of an ex-cage fighter and club level rugby player – the light touch and subtleties of her music covering a tougher background than most, a childhood that music played a huge part in.

It comes as little surprise to learn that Jessie grew up around music, often using it as an escape. Her Uncle Tony Raine was a famous jazz pianist working with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Julian Slade, Judy Garland and Diana Ross, and had his own TV show in the 60s called MusicBox. And it is from this solid pedigree that Lowes’ musical pedigree was borne.

And now, with further singles and an album due before the end of this year, Jessie Lowes is set to take her love affair with music to the next level.

‘Stars’ will be available from September 22nd.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessie-Lowes/166706493351429

Can you smell that Burning noise?

A crazy tune that harks back to the hippy era with a nonsensical look into self discovery and revolution. This track from ‘flies on you’, is all about the development of the times from the riots of the thatcher years, through to the hippy revolution and straight on to the present day of post modern  rock.

They want to create a new sound and seemed to have done a pretty good job of it!

 

Take a listen and tell us what you think of it in the comments. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Also check out the band on the internet too:

fliesonyou.co.uk

fliesonyou.bandcamp.com

twitter.com/fliesonyou

https://www.facebook.com/FliesOnYou

 

 

 

The Mcooleys invite you to share their ‘Empty Blue Skies’

Brand new EP out now

The Mcooleys are a British born but Mallorca based trio inspired by the bands of the 60s and 70s, their music characterised by percussively strummed guitars and energetic writing. Given a contemporary twist by the members’ flair for performance and writing style the EP is out now.

For a taste of their impactful style, complete with distinctive vocals from Adam Booley, check out their track ‘What Happened Tonight’: https://soundcloud.com/themcooleys/what-happend-tonight

 

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Formed by brothers Adam Booley (Vocal,lead guitar) and Matthew Booley (2nd vocals, drums) with best friend Jake McCann (Bass guitar), the trio are quickly building a local reputation by gigging around the island of Mallorca.

A guitar based group with their very own swagger and style, they are hoping to take their music to a wider audience with ‘Empty Blue Skies’ – starting with the full UK release of the EP.

‘Empty Blue Skies’ is available now from online stores.

Online:

http://www.themcooleys.com/

https://www.facebook.com/EmptyBlueSkies?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/themcooleys

Instagram: THE_MCOOLEYS

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJlAtqoOkKqEuu5XTeVHeZw

https://plus.google.com/u/0/b/102409752543372146337/102409752543372146337/posts

https://soundcloud.com/themcooleys

 

Brand new UK soul star set for debut single release ‘Backsliding’

Scarlet Baxter looks to break through with August 18th single release

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A London based artist with a fiercely independent streak, Scarlet Baxter is a female singer-songwriter who has been described as ‘Lauren Hill meets Jimi Hendrix’. A killer combination of stellar vocals and soulful guitar backing thanks to co-writer Dominic Ireland, Scarlet Baxter is an artist with a genuine chance of breaking through having turned the heads of some the industry’s top names.

https://soundcloud.com/scarletbaxter/scarlet-baxter-backsliding

With a new EP ‘Stuck’ due for release soon, lead single ‘Backsliding’ is a classy introduction to Scarlet’s powerful sound. Having worked on the EP with producers including John McLaughlin (known as ‘The Hit Man’ thanks to previous successes), Jud Mahoney (Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Chris Brown, Usher, Mariah Carey) and Natalie DeLucia (Britney Spears), this is music not only well written but also superbly captured by a team of industry heavyweights.

Scarlet Baxter is no stranger to the spotlight since winning performance contests as young as 14 years of age. Later, she went through years of musical theatre training and, although the musical theatre is not reflected in her earthy style, she did learn the art of performance and gain confidence in her own ability.

More recently, her star has continued to rise thanks to numerous support slots with Lester Clayton as well as playing Barfly, Camden with Stax Revue. It’s little wonder her music has featured on London’s BBC Introducing with Gavin Crowley, with The Stage and Television Today also marking the talented songwriter as ‘One to Watch’.

You can also hear the remixed version of Backsliding by Super Stylers here:

https://soundcloud.com/superstylers/scarlet-baxter-backsliding-super-stylers-radio-edit

 

Online:

WEB: www.ScarletBaxter.co.uk

TWITTER – @scarletbaxter

FACEBOOK –  www.facebook.com/scarletbaxtermusic

INSTAGRAM – scarletbaxter