Broken Islands Are A New Breed Of Music Fused In The Heart Of Canada

 

 

 

 

Calling all music lovers that get a kick out of brand new, unheard style, with untouched song-writing elements and a bravado fit for the names of the biggest and best caliber.

The group ‘Broken Islands‘ are making the rounds as the newest shining band to come out out Vancouver, Canada. Made up up highly skilled musicians. The band itself is made up of guitarist Will MacDonald; guitarist Kurtis Sheldan (alternating lead and rhythm duties between them); Stephen Cameron on bass; Ty Badali on drums; keyboardist Rachel Ashmore and singer, Rachelle Boily, who’s power and presence serve as a great leading force for this ensemble.

 

They have been hard at work, and for any who don’t believe me, maybe you should take a listen to their brand new full length album titled WARS’, which is out now, so be sure to check them out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-475951978/sets/wars

Spotify:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/5gpCj0xQj8BwdG3uXPUJRr

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvEJQKLM-qaFjTvMXxUMkWg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thebrokenislands/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/broken_islands

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/_thebrokenislands_/

Website: http://www.thebrokenislands.com/

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Bryony Dunn: ‘Golden Girl’

Singer song-writer Bryony Dunn debuts her new single ‘Golden Girl’.

With a country pop as well as a folk sound, this song is sure to have you singing along!

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You’re probably wondering why Bryony is stood outside a red telephone box?? Well, she’s very fond of this one in particular, she uses it as her writing den, explaining the woods make it magical.

The video to ‘Golden Girl’ is beautifully captured, you should give it a watch!

If you live near a red phone box and would like her to play a truly unique gig there, then why not contact Bryony:

Soundcloud:  Radio Edit: https://m.soundcloud.com/dominicking/golden-girl-radio-edit

Original mix: https://soundcloud.com/dominicking/golden-girl-original-mix

‘Touch’ cover: https://soundcloud.com/dominic-roy-king/bryony-dunn-touch

 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KIRr9a9eDlx2Jxg51LidL

 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bryony.dunn/

 

Twitter:  @BryonyG_Dunn

 

Instagram: bryonydunn 

 

Website:  www.bryonydunn.co.uk

Cholesterol Jones’ ‘Satan’s In Heaven’ Pokes Fun At The Worlds Current Situation

 

For many people, the election of Donald Trump as the US president was a hard-hitting realisation, and maybe one of the stronger disbelievers in Trump is Folk artist Cholesterol Jones.

Yes, 2017 will be a year where many unexplained things occurred, however, Cholesterol Jones’ brand new EP is something that doesn’t need explaining.


 

 

The lead track (which is also the title of the EP) ‘Satan’s in Heaven’is a strong and fantasticality current tune, which is sure to send you the message it was originally intended to.

The song opens with a mid tempo beat, with a soft clean guitar riff conjoining with the instrumentation throughout, the vocals are the main feature, giving audiences their first taste of Cholesterol Jones in his full motion.

The track has lyrical relevance, with the subject focusing on the idea of Trump’s election having a massive negative impact on the current world.

Be sure to check him out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/cholesteroljones
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6k7mwh5t1p771vkWad10KY
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FUIRHFOjIPFNoQbgeBv_Q?view_as=subscriber
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CholesterolJones
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CholesterolJone
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cholesteroljones/
Website: https://cholesteroljones.com/

 

JohnLikeJohn’s ‘Vegans Are Evil Too’ Will Resonate With The Avante Garde Folk Music Lover In All Of Us

 


 

 

With his soft and tender music style, JohnLikeJohn will grab you by the hand and take you to a dimension full of interesting and vibrant beings, and he’s one step closer with the upcoming release of his brand new EP, ‘Vegans Are Evil Too’.

JohnLikeJohn has been compared to greats such as Tom Waits, Robert Wyatt and the fantastic Joanna Newsom, which fits the gloomy yet slightly satirical style JohnLikeJohn writes with.

Bringing in elements from all of his favourite artists such as Divine David and The Velvet Underground, he is able to create brand new sounds and a unique. The new EP provides an insight into the intricately constructed mind that JohnLikeJohn writes with, appearing as an innocent, polite guy, Johns real emotion lies within his music, which you can clearly hear in songs such as ‘I Am Scared Too’ and ‘Vegans Are Evil Too’.

Be sure to check him out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-576372009
Spotify: http://spoti.fi/2wX9uVE
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC90iBtQqhlTgWpz0NkdkwUQ
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnlikeJohn/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/johnlikej
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnlikejohn/?hl=en

 

Kalibé Look to the Moon for Inspiration on Latest Album

The title of world music collective Kalibe’s latest release is also the name of its lead protagonist, India, whose name, romantically, translates into English as India Mae of the Moon. Spiritual in the very strictest sense of the phrase, India and the assorted musicians have looked to nature for their inspiration and the collection of songs they have delivered are the perfect antidote to your everyday stresses and worries.

This is all the more remarkable as not a word is in English. Their album is mainly in Portuguese, even though there are songs and bits in traditional dialects. Mae da Lua has been investigating tribal dialects for many years and can speak quite a few.

For example the song “Punu-Punu” is in the native language used by the Kamayuras tribe (from the Amazonian basin); in the song “Poção Musistica” there are parts in Tupi-Guarani (from the Amazon region) and also in Sanskrit and Hebrew.

Their first album was recorded n Burkina Faso, where, apart from colonial French, there are many dialects instead of a common language. This fact is reflected in their songs: there are 3 main dialects: Djoula, Morè and Poule – other parts are in French and one song is in the Sicilian dialect, which differs considerable from standard Italian. With their next album to be sung in Spanish, Arabic, Indian and French, it’s impressive that their work is so easy to connect to, despite the languages used being so varied and alien to many ears. Highly recommended.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Jt6cYg3W1OX7iPNrwt7MG

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWHlGNnczHrTPGC5S2Hd7CiFJLe9AG6S4

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kalibemusic/

Website: https://www.kalibemusic.com/

 

Neethusha: The New Ballad Queen?

Neethusha, a singer-songwriter from Kerala, South India is making waves with her new single ‘Why Did I Lose You’ and it’s getting pretty difficult to hold back the tears. For years Neethusha fought against her conservative surroundings to pursue a career in her life long passion of music and thank the heavens she did!

Neethusa learnt her craft singing in the band Stereogrind in her hometown on Kerala, and was featured on Kappa TV. Furthermore, she also performed at the Facebook India Show and Femina Style Diva in 2015, garnering her a lot of solid experience and exposure and proving to the world she really is willing to work hard to get what she wants.

With essence of Coldplay and Savage Garden, ‘Why Did I Lose You’ is a real tear jerker of a ballad about heartbreak and self reconciliation. Beautiful acoustic guitar gently opens the track, building subtly layer by layer into a emotive, smooth as butter arrangement with string parts and piano lines weaving in and out of eachother. Her vocal delivery is flawless as well, reminiscent of greats like Shania Twain and Celine Dion and performed with an honesty and vulnerability that is seldom heard these days in a world of overproduced, plastic pop. Neethusa is definitely one to watch and her captivating, culturally diverse sound should most definitely stand the test of time!

Show your support for Neethusha here…

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/neethushavc

https://www.youtube.com/user/neethushavc

https://www.facebook.com/neethusha

https://twitter.com/neethushavc

https://www.instagram.com/vcneethusha

 

The Undefinable Lisa Richards

How often is it that you can’t place a musician in a genre or style? Probably not very often as it’s natural to do this when we first hear music; we like to associate and put it in a little box, partly just for our own peace of mind.

However, Australia’s singer-songwriter extraordinaire, Lisa Richards, is one of those artists that simply confounds convention and causes that uncomfortable feeling, like when you can’t remember what other films an actor has been in whilst you’re watching a film. We shouldn’t blame her for this though, in fact, we should commend her for it because coming across an artist like this is not something that happens every day.

Saying this, what we can do is give you an idea of all the little fragmented pieces that make up Lisa’s undefinable style: there’s hints of jazz, a good lashing of folk, touches of blues and the slightest sprinkle of roots and americana – it’s quite the recipe.

But perhaps the most undefinable aspect of her music is her voice, and it is this that arguably makes her music so difficult to categorise. There isn’t much that can be said apart from the fact that it’s liken nothing you’ll have heard before, but it’s sweet and mind-soothing nature seems to fit with all these jigsaw-piece styles that make up her music.

Take a listen to ‘Frank Sinatra’ from her new album A Light From The Otherside which is out now. You can make your mind up for yourself, but I defy you to put this exemplary artist in a box!

 

Links:

http://www.lisarichardsmusic.com

http://www.twitter.com/mymadmusic

https://soundcloud.com/lisarichardsmusic

http://www.facebook.com/lisarichardssongs

https://www.youtube.com/user/lisamrichards

‘Gaodhal’s Vision’ set for reissue

The classic celtic-rock concept album of 1977 by Joe O’Donnell is being re-issued by the legendary violinist and his band Shkayla as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.

The reissue is set for release on 14th July and the band have already begun the celebrations by playing two lives shows at The Belgrade Theatre in Coventry at the end of March.

Gaodhal’s Vision was considered a masterpiece when it was originally released back in the 70s due to its unique instrumentation and powerful concept relating to the folklore of Ireland and its cultural heritage. As well as this, guitar god Rory Gallagher featured on the album, playing a number of intricate solos to accompany Joe’s violin. Fortunately, the reissue of the record has managed to remaster these solos, enhancing the overall sound, bringing  Joe’s quality musicianship into the digital age.

Joe was a classically trained musician, but he then went on to join a number f rock bands and realised the connection between Celtic modal and Indian music. Now, with Shkayla, he blends this experience with rock, jazz and even orchestral styles.

Check out more on Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla here:

Links:

http://joeodonnellsshkayla.com/

https://soundcloud.com/shkayla

https://www.facebook.com/shkaylaband/

https://twitter.com/shkayla

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfqphCzdhiwEgpykm1SQyg

 

Warsaw Radio: ‘After Eve’

Using a classic love story as the basis for their latest track, Warsaw Radio have returned with a beautiful combination of orchestral folk in ‘After Eve’.

The band have taken the story of Adam and  Eve and re-imagined it to create their new track. The narrative of the song takes on a unique perspective, imagining if Adam and Eve separated after they are forced out of the Garden of Eden, sung from the perspective of Adam. The imagination present here in the songwriting of Warsaw Radio truly sets their music apart from the crowd before you’ve even heard it!

Warsaw Radio was incarnated in Brighton, 2013 after front-man Brían McNamara read about the siege of Warsaw in 1939. During this time, the Orchestra of Warsaw Radio continued to perform live on the station throughout the siege until their transmitter was destroyed by an artillery shell. McNamara fell in love with the story explaining that “The story really inspired me. Working as an original artist in what can be a tough industry can be hard and having an inspiration like these guys in 1939 helps to keep you going”.

The band are also influenced by a number of cult bands such as Fleetwood Mac, The Waterboys, Wilco and The Frames. With their upcoming tour kicking off at Komedia Brighton on February 8th, Warsaw Radio are ready to take their unique brand of musical storytelling to the masses.

“Irish frontman McNamara has a knack of enveloping the listener with his story telling style song-writing” – Source Magazine, UK

www.soundcloud.com/warsawradio

www.facebook.com/warsawradio

www.twitter.com/warsawradio

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

www.warsaw-radio.com

 

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