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/

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Vida due to release their new singles ‘Electric Lady’/’Fade Away’

A truly exciting band who have been likened to some of the shining lights of UK indie, Vida are a British four piece who are going places. Drawing comparisons to a wide ranging indie catalogue, including the likes of Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian, The Black Keys, Miles Kane and more, their growing reputation has seen them garnering recognition from some of the country’s top tastemakers.DSCF4888

Their new single is a double A-side release showing two of the different sides of the group. First, ‘Electric Lady’ tells the story of repeated overnight stays with the same girl after meeting on several nights out, and the awkwardness that follows the next morning. Meanwhile, ‘Fade Away’ speaks of a completely different kind of awkward – finding yourself in the same room as an ex…

You can hear both songs here:

https://soundcloud.com/wearevida/sets/electric-lady

Already supported by Amazing Radio  for their previous single ‘Colour’, Vida have also been building their reputation on the live circuit. Having been handpicked to play XFM’s This Feeling shows several times, as well as four gigs at prestigious independent venue King Tuts in Glasgow, they also headlined a charity festival in Stirling to great acclaim.

Their appearance at the fundraising events mirrors their approach to music, offering fans something free in exchange for their ongoing support. The fans love this. Vida are known for handing out music and merchandise at live shows, free to music fans who go home with EPs, CDs, badges and more. This generous approach is spreading the word and helping to build a legion of fans, who will continue to build Vida into a force to be reckoned with.

‘Electric Lady’ and ‘Fade Away’ will be released on June 15th.

Links:

Vida Official

www.facebook.com/cravingkarma

Vida (@wearevida) on Twitter

Vida (@wearevidaofficial) • Instagram photos and videos

The HARDKISS ready to make ‘Strange Moves’ with their new single

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Coming to the UK and already a prime candidate for radio play, ‘Strange Moves’ is the new single from dance pop progressive pop group The HARDKISS and collaborator Kazaky.

Having already won national music awards for Best Album and Best Single at the Yuna Awards in their native Ukraine, the Kiev based group are already hugely popular close to home*. Now they are coming to Britain to share their own brand of independent dance pop progressive pop to a wider audience. Their unique blend of independent spirit and pop music, plus a varied influence base which includes Rita Ora and Paramore at opposite ends of the spectrum, stands them in good stead to continue making a name for themselves on these shores.

And with the help of this slick, colourful, eye catching video they’re set to do just that.

Self-contained and very proud of it, the songs are composed, recorded and produced in house, as are the videos. It’s astounding that the production is so clean and crisp, mirroring the best work out there at the moment in spite of the band’s independence. This talented group are expected to rise to fame very quickly.

That talent has seen The HARDKISS become darlings of the festival scene around Europe, raising awareness that Ukranian music is on the rise. And with EDM laced pop so huge in the charts at the moment, the stage is set for the emergence of The HARDKISS.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/the_hardkiss

https://www.facebook.com/THEHARDKISS

https://twitter.com/the_hardkiss

New Album From The Machismo’s – ‘Britpop Fucked My Wife’

The Machismo’s originally formed in 1995 by Sam Marsh after cult 90’s grunge band Jacob’s Mouse split up. Jacob’s Mouse had risen to prominence in 1990 supporting the likes of Nirvana before they broke big, and were recently chosen to represent  the letter ‘J’  in a documentary on DJ John Peels enormous record collection.

At the time The Machismo’s were voted in the NME as one of the ‘band’s to watch’ that year, and were given an NME single of the week for ‘ My Narghile’, which was also playlisted on BBC Radio 1. The future looked bright…

However, as is often the case outside influences led to a lengthy break from the industry. But now The Machismo’s are back in business ‘putting the punk back into indie’ whilst conforming to a Taoist lifestyle of peace, love, veganism, qi gong and yoga! It makes for a stark and compelling contrast, with elements of Ty Seagall, Connan Mockasin, Alt-J as well as spikier, punchier moments akin to Royal Blood or Thee Oh Sees.

The new album, subtly titled ‘Britpop Fucked My Wife’ after the bands perceived ‘kick in the teeth’ by Britpop’s lad culture in the mid 90’s, has roots stretching back 18 years, before drugs and depression put a halt to one of Indie’s most promising trio’s. But now, reinvigorated and refreshed, The Machismo’s are back to their best with a planned future tour and more new music than ever before. There is an immediacy to their brand of rock that simply just isn’t out there anymore, and it deserves to be celebrated.

For proof, here is the powerfully pounding single ‘My Narghile’ (which is a Greek hash pipe- not something the band wishes to encourage the use of anymore!): 

More experienced this time round, The Machismo’s are determined to make their way forward with their unique brand of in your face experimental indie pop, coupled with mellower songs of peace and positivity. The name itself is something of an ironic reaction to the masculinity inherent in the music business, and indeed the world, and the band want to challenge this kind of behaviour in the laudable belief that it is time women should take control of everything, to make the world a better place.

A true one-off in a music industry of copycats, The Machismo’s have overcome many personal battles and demons to return to the stage stronger and better than ever.

Single ‘My Narghile’ will be out Feb 23rd as a digital download, with album following March 3rd on 12″ vinyl and download, on Machismo’s Records.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/TheMachismos

http://sturmunddrangrecordings.bandcamp.com/

Welcome to the new single from Suburban Myth

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Suburban Myth Welcome you to take a listen to their new Single!

Welcome (If Only) which will be released July 28th, is the latest single from Suburban Myth with the album of the same name following the single release on August 11th.

You can listen to their single here >‘Welcome’

Over a four year period the partnership and friendship of Phil and Derek grew stronger to the point where Derek relocated from New York to Charleston, South Carolina, where Suburban Myth was formed and one part of the journey was complete. Songs were starting to be written at a rapid pace, with over 40 songs composed it was time to release “Plastic Souls” Suburban Myths EP. A six track compilation that received great reviews with the single “River of life” which saw a good deal of media attention, reaching No.3 in the Reverbnation charts in South Carolina. Following on from that success, they created ‘Can you help me find my Christmas’, which received air time on BBC radio.

“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

“They are the kind of band you’ll be lucky enough to see up close and personal in a small venue, as a growing name… Until they hit the mega bucks, and they’ll be headlining festivals before you know it.”
Suzie Kidger – News Reviews

“…With sing-a-long melodies, conventional structures and a radio friendly quality, there’s little to stop this band becoming a household name in time to come… Heavily influenced by those who have profited from the Goo Goo Dolls, Seether and Matchbox 20 sound, their music is marketable…”
Damian Burke – Doughnut Magazine

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Links:
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SuburbanMythMusic
Twitter – https://twitter.com/SuburbanMyth1
Website – http://www.suburbanmythmusic.com
Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/suburbanmythmusic
Reverbnation – http://www.reverbnation.com/suburbanmyth

Space Elevator are Ready for Take off!

“We Will Rock You” closes on 31st May, so What now for the stars of the show?

After 12 Years on the West End, the hugely popular show, ‘We will rock you’ will be closing for the final time.

Although with 4500 performances and 6.6 million tickets sold across 12 years, what will the musicians do now?

WELL, THE TIME IS NOW AND THE BAND IS SPACE ELEVATOR!

Some of the Shows musicians have formed a new band called Space Elevator, playing the same type of rock music and unlike the iPlanet, no musical instruments are banned.

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Members from the new band, Space Elevator are asked about the show and their aspirations

When asked why Queen and Ben Elton’s show was such a success, they believe it is simply the Music.

“This is universally known and loved, Queen have so many hits that we would defy almost anyone even almost 30 years after the original four last played live not to know 90% of the Show. The music is loud and the audience gets swept away every night and at the end it’s like being at a rock concert, with the chance to stand up, stomp and clap and go nuts. Queen wrote songs that speak to all classes, all generations. They write songs to be sung on football terraces and also on the West End stage. Every member of Queen has written a top 10 hit.  Such a vast catalogue of instantly catchy accessible music! The lyrics are witty and poignant and uplifting. The band in the show sounds so incredible that you get carried away with nostalgia and enthusiasm. Even though most of the vocals sound “musical theatre” the actual band sounds totally authentic and rocking like a Queen concert and that’s why it works. Also it shows great respect to Freddie’s memory. He was the greatest frontman ever and this is acknowledged in the story”.

Space Elevator consist of guitarist David Young (We Will Rock You/Curved Air), Elliott Ware (The Who/Rock of Ages/We Will Rock You/Sunny Afternoon) on keys, Neil Murray (Whitesnake/Black Sabbath/Gary Moore/The Brian May Band, We Will Rock You) on bass and Brian Greene (George Benson/Curved Air) on drums along with mysterious lead singer “The Duchess”.

Space Elevator CD is out now – from Amazon, HMV and all good record shops. Cat No SECD1

Musicians/singers are available for interview

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