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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Wartoad’s Cover Of ‘Merry Chrsitmas Everybody’ Gets Us In The Festive Mood

 

With an attitude not to dissimilar to the Pistols, and a style not too far away from Toy Dolls, Punk-rock super group ‘Wartoad’ are greeting the holidays with their energetic cover of Slade’s ‘Merry Christmas Everybody’.

Made up of a mix of professional musicians who have played with bands/artists such as Pearl Jam, Neil Young and Roger Waters, making the team even more special.

 

 

 

The large number of members include Al Dijon(Organ, Mellotron, Drums, Vocals), Butch Dante(Guitar, Vocals, Whistle), Calvin Voltz(Guitar, Bass, Drums, Kalimba, Vocals), Charlie Danielson(Bass, Vocals, Guitar), Diego Fontana(Drums, Vocals), Hal McNulty(Vocals, Bass, Guitar), Kip Larson(Drums, Vocals), Nigel Stevens(Vocals), Tony “Terk” Downing(Drums). So no need to worry about a shortage of talent.

So with the festive season in full swing, be sure to add this cheery instalment to your ultimate X-mas Playlist.

 

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp4v3OAPSnr1iZWdeJym5rQ?view_as=subscriber

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WartoadPunkBand

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

Website: www.wartoad.com

Taking The World On With Harmonica In Hand, The Nave Blues Are Here

 

 

 

 

 

Hauntingly real, spooky, diverse and rockin’! Nave Blues are really making the path clear for a new era of blues rock.

The boys behind the blues, are led by Nave Pundik, lead vocalist and harmonica player. With the inclusion of guitar, bass and drums, Nave Blues’ eclectic mix makes them a formidable force, who’s deep, emotional, yet endearing music has reached new heights with brand new album ‘TheNaveBlues’.

 

 

Brand new tracks such as ‘Ghost Collector’, ‘Thank You’ and ‘Sittin’ On Top of the World’ will all feature on the new full album, which you can be sure not to miss.

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4PjTCsYQH7Nu1dsSczZ5HK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6KVhYc1E4ccnMPtpvzpCQw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNaveBlues/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/naveblues
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenaveblues/
Website: http://thenaveblues.com/

Ms Mohammed Is Tackling Prejudice With Brand New Genre ‘Clit Rock’

 

 


Ms Mohammed is breaking the normality, proving that rock n’ roll is far from dead, if anything, its being rejuvenated in the form of a style of music known as ‘Clit Rock’.

With this new genre/movement, which she founded in 2013, she is taking her music to new heights, all while creating awareness for religious and cultural tolerance and being a supporter of LGBT rights, Ms Mohammed is making the way for new music of a similar style.

Her latest E.P., ‘Alibi’, was a hit with fans, with great reviews from all over the world.

“Powerful, Brilliant, Goddess-like”Bobby Friction, BBC Asian Network

 

 

She is now confronting xenophobia and Islamophobia head-on, using both her music, live performances and political activism to challenge pre-conceptions about race, gender and sexuality.

However, the new E.P. is out, so be sure to check it out:

Watch the video to Alibi here: https://vimeo.com/211671013

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/msmohammed
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4KQ4RHs2ek1FV2GjUSygGN?si=AQT2ZQE3
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e5qd5sG7VGI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MsMohammedMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MsMohammedMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/msmohammedmusic/
Website: www.msmohammed.com

Dial 999, It’s Five-O-Five!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Escaping the clutches of their idyllic Eastern Italy seaside heaven to embrace the murky world of international rock, Five-O-Five have the dangerous swagger of The Libertines and the effortless cool of The Arctic Monkeys, perfectly showcased in Where They Bring Sophie, from their album, unhelpfully titled @Y&!

With a healthy dosh of garage indie-rock with dashes of electro and pop, their new track kicks off with an instantly potent guitar riff, which is quickly joined by a pulsating drum beat and fuzzy vocals which complete the fast-paced, in your face sound.

Watch the video for ‘Where They Bring Sophie’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfD8KpzoVag

Or Listen on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/fiveofiveband/where-they-bring-sophie

Consisting of Piero (guitar/lead vocals), Andrea (drums), Riccardo (bass) and Alessandro (keyboards), the group of friends may be young, but their talent without a doubt belies their years, proving how Italy and the rest of Europe still has a role to play in the world of rock-centric music.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/fiveofiveband/
https://www.instagram.com/fiveofiveband/?hl=it
https://open.spotify.com/album/7jTLw59MnOckO3OwrO52MA
https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/where-they-bring-sophie/id1255474696?i=1255475083

 

 

 

Slumberjack LP Review

Out of the U.S state of Florida come Slumberjack, a rock duo (Andrew Kelly and Dave Hanson), whose blend of raw and rowdy rock music with lingering somber melodies return with their debut LP, ‘Oddly Calm,’ after their debut EP, ‘Black Lodge,’ which was well received, and introduced their sound to a growing number of fans.

While being influenced by other rock outfits such as Pile and Colour Revolt they have maintained their distinct sound of powerful whisky drenched vocals, driving beats, lush melodies, and some nifty guitar work thrown in too – it is hard to believe that there is only two of them. There are some strong tracks on the LP. Ones that stand out are ‘Progression of a Chia Pet,’ which grows on you with each listen, and ‘People Eat Everything,’ with its charming lyrics and rich melody. For rock music fans, this is a must listen to, definitely not to be missed.

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They’ve just come off of an eastern U.S tour and are about to hit the roads again with their ‘Oddly Calm’ tour. While the new LP is being distributed worldwide through Sony Records / The Orchard right now.

To find out more about this band and listen to their music follow the links:

https://slumberjacktoughcrowd.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SlumberjackFL/

https://www.instagram.com/Slumberjackfl/

Beldon Haigh marches on with latest protest song ‘Land of Hope’

Donald Trump was the first victim of Beldon Haigh’s expertly written protest songs, but now he has moved onto a much more pressing issue: that of the current refugee crisis.

Without a single person to aim his protest at, this was clearly a very different task for the experienced songwriter. Back in the 80s, Beldon played in a number of bands including Mikifin and Boxing Clever and he’s transferred his experiences from this into forming his beautifully crafted songs of significance.

The new single, ‘Land of Hope’ was inspired by the horrifying image of Alan Kurdi; a 3 year old Syrian boy who been washed up on a Mediterranean beach after his family had tried to reach Europe. It was an image that caused a media storm, but it also caused a storm in Beldon who simply had to combat what he’d seen by getting it down in a song. The result was ‘Land of Hope’.

Beldon’s follow up to the anti-Trump song ‘Freedom’, features more of the same classic songwriting tendencies that Beldon has built his name on, but with a more upbeat tone than his first single. Whilst ‘Land of Hope’ may seem a little too happy in tone for a song that’s addressing a serious issue of humanitarian concern, it is this that gives the song its rousing vibe and makes it feel like people should get up and do something about it.

All proceeds from ‘Land of Hope’ are being donated to IndiGo volunteers charity who are helping the aid agencies when it comes to providing logistics and support to the refugee crisis.

Find out more on Beldon Haigh here:

Links:

https://twitter.com/beldonhaigh

https://www.facebook.com/Beldon-Haigh-Freedom-An-Anti-Trump-Protest-Song-1270990246327550/?fref=ts

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/freedom/id1195525999?i=1195526008

The power of instrumental music

When you hear someone mention ‘instrumental music’, you often think of classical, where the actual instruments are doing the speaking. Although this may have some negative connotations for some naive modern listeners, this is exactly the agenda that ambient rock band, The Outside Illusion, are pushing forward.

Releasing their new instrumental album, Silent Communication, on the 20th May, the band aim to speak to a wider audience of listeners with their emotive rock stylings.

Lead guitarist, Denis Salgado, believes that his guitar can speak just as much as any singer can with words, and this is the aesthetic that drives their music. Denis’ expert fret-work wails and screams, just like any voice might. After all, the voice is an instrument too.

Consequently, The Outside Illusion create an accessible brand of guitar led music, that isn’t just for the guitarists out there; Silent Communication is a highly listenable album, embellished with an electro-ambient edge, meaning that this is moving and emotion-fuelled music for the masses, not the few.

Check out the video for the single ‘Silent Communication’ here:

 

Links:

www.facebook.com/theoutsideillusion

www.youtube.com/theoutsideillusion

www.instagram.com/denis_outside_illusion

www.theoutsideillusion.com

 

‘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

 

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