With an eclectic style, the boys in Mosaic are drawing from their youth to write songs for today.
Drawing from inspirations including ‘Bloc Party’, ‘Walk the Moon’ and ‘Arctic Monkeys’, these group of talented musicians also have remnants to the ‘Red Hot Chilli Peppers’ in groove and prowess that defines their overall charisma and charm.
Based in Guilford, these guys have been touring and playing live, with a back catalogue of originals and a mass love for all music styles and artists. Their previous releases include EP ‘For You’, which includes tracks such as “Back To Earth”, “Take Me Away” and single “Rio”.
Drawing heavy emotion, ideas, dreams and spirit from their University days, Mosaic have managed to capture the feeling of extreme and exciting partying with their music and ultimate overview on life.
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Singer-songwriter. I’ll be honest, it’s not my favourite term. It immediately brings to mind a white man set on an uncomfortable chair with a brown guitar signing in a high voice. And yet, the great titans of the story-telling field – Tom Waits; Leonard Cohen; Bob Dylan; Nick Cave et all, are anything but beige. They are, however, white blokes. An alternative would be nice.
As you asked nicely, here’s an alternative who genuinely is exciting and worthy of your time. Julia Mascetti is a harpist. Are harps the new weapon of the musical bard and bardess? They’re an impressive beast for sure, always appearing as if the player is attempting to tame it like Hercules grappling with the Nemean lion. Julia even has a collection of harps, depending on the theatre of tuneful war on which she is operating. Small purple harp? Perfect for appearing on stage with metal bands. No, really.
In Bloom, the lead track from a forthcoming EP, is the product not only of Julia’s imagination but also her environment. Having moved from the UK to Tokyo, she has become a fervent blogger and object of quite some attention in her newly adopted home. Her Japanese audiences have taken her particularly sweet (and disarming) English vocals and her golden spider webs of plucked strings very much to their hearts, language not proving to be a barrier in her dark fairytales. Indeed, for the listening public in the UK, it’s the strangeness of the Japanese culture and use of local instrumentation, not to mention the aching longing of distance and loneliness, which subtly creeps into your brain and takes up residence. Sparce, yet densely packed, Julia’s music is a Godsend, a ray of light which takes an age-old musical form and adds utterly unique components and takes them to genuinely new places. You can keep your singer songwriters: we’re keeping this one.
From deep Yorkshire, this group of musicians are proving to everyone that being young is the best.
With the release of brand new track ‘Better Days’, the band are also on tour at the moment with a remaining 4 dates left in the tour, including October 7th at The Exchange, Bradford, 14th – Indie Week, Manchester, 21st – The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool and finally a show at the Lending Room in Leeds on November 18th.
This a joyful, yet serious song about the idea that life isn’t as fun the older you get. For many of us this is a sad truth, but with this song, you can reminisce, get motivated to go places you’ve never been or do things you’ve never done, or if you want you can just dance to it.
It possesses all the features you’d want in a good rock indie track. Its melodic, varied and satisfies the ear, with a hooky chorus that will be stuck in your head all day.
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Mavis Victory Parade or MVP for short, are leading the way in the UK’s dark electronic styled indie pop, and they’re doing it no question’s asked!
Now, think of all the bands that are brothers or sisters. I bet all the artists or acts you come up with don’t have anything on MVP, whose near record breaking 4 sibling group, with the inclusion of childhood friend are ready to take their music to the masses, with the recent release of their new track ‘Don’t Go Away’.
Comprising of Michael (Vocals), Phil (rhythm guitar), Ollie (bass), Chris (Drums) and Robert Rosser (guitar and keyboard), this 5-piece have taken elements from all different artists to culminate in a soul shaking and bone chilling style that will make you unable to stay away. Much like a great classic horror movie, the concepts and visuals scare you, but make you curious and wanting to see more, MVP, are hard to leave alone.
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Natalie Kocab & Michaela Polakova are new to me, but god have they made an impression. Not only does their latest release have the Ex-Verve guitarist Nick McCabe lending his talents to the pair but its a dark, etherial masterpiece. Move Nick Cave Natalie and Michaela are taking over!
The new album ‘Ellis Island’ really stands out as not just a great album but as a work of art. Ever tracks stand apart from the last moving though Cocteau Twins to The National, the pairs sound hits on al the right notes taking influence from some greats.
‘Ellis Island’ is out now on Warner Music, Listen below:
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Every now and again, life throws things at you that completely stop you dead in your tracks, and Short Sharp Scratch do exactly that with their new single ‘Shellsuit’. From the gifted mind of Jak Chantler, a man once tipped as being Kerrang magazine’s “best new unsigned artist”, Shellsuit is a wonderful, heartfelt journey through the sound of funk and soul, reminiscent of Chaka Khan and Chic but with a contemporary, developed twist.
As the ultimate combination of songwriter/producer, Jak is perceptively aware of the current trends in this contemporary age of music where there is so much choice. The new project seemingly has no limits as he aims to meet the demands of the savvy modern day listener.
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At first sight Pablo Villavacchia may seem like model, a David Bowie type character, sporting vintage coats, set in a classic surrounding with books, statues and ornaments to provide as a backdrop, but if you heard his songs, you’d know, that’s exactly who he is.
Pablo and the appleheads, a culmination of musicians from Spain. With the inclusion of front man Pablo, this band of rock and roller’s include Pere Foved (Drums), Jordi Franco(Bass), Joan Vinyals (Guitar & Backing vocals), Jordi Bastida (Guitar) and Manu Guix (Piano and keyboards). Being referred regularly to the Beatles, as well other acts including David Bowie, Oasis and Radiohead.
Their previous album ‘Stars and Dots’, was their first release, and ever since then they have spent time working on their craft, playing live and writing brand new original songs. Thus making way for new track ‘Zaida‘, a new single for the guys in Pablo and the Appleheads.
Pablo has stated that this is a song was written due to our front man finding love with his now girlfriend ‘Alessandra Marta Grosso’, as well as this ‘Allessandra‘ happens to be the name of the new album.
The Music Video for ‘Zaida’ is now on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4NYribDnP1Q
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