Waking up, on a crisp, frosty morning. Walking to the living room, with your Hot Chocolate in hand, you turn on your stereo system, and……BLAST! You’ve been hit with some merry Punk, screaming down your ears.
These are the cheerful sounds of Wartoad. Made up of an array of different artist based in the US and the UK. This is a super group that consists of quite a few talented members.
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) and lastly Tony “Terk” Downing (Drums).
This may seem a far stretch from punk trios or normal four-piece bands, however, I can assure you that this cover of ‘Merry Christmas everyone’, is just the thing for your winter blues.
Founder of Clit rock, and dedicated activist, Ms Mohammed uses music to make her point.
Her recent release ‘Alibi’, was a hit with music lovers from all over the world. This may be due to the fact that Ms Mohammed has managed to take inspiration from areas all over the world, incorporating different aspects from her past travels.
Having lived in New York City, as well as London, She was born in Trinidad of South Asian descent, she has managed to perfect her craft. Ms Mohammed also finds the time to protest and stand against oppression and prejudice that is fully fledged and happening today, this allows her to also be extremely current with her music and reach messages to many people who feel the same.
Bringing heavy distorted guitars, with ethnic and eclectic style in different forms, Ms Mohammed is a sure hit with any one ready to hear a good, classic rock tune.
Adam Lanceley is a man who Is proving doctors that diagnosed him with terminal brain injury, wrong.
At the age of 10, Adam was involved in a car crash that completely changed his life. After surgery, his parents were first told that he would not survive, he was then told that he would never be able to walk again.
However, over 20 year later, Adam is walking, talking, has competed in marathons and is now putting his hand to the world of music, with his recent release ‘A Film We All Saw’.
The song is clearly an inspirational piece, that brings positivity and light to situations that can seem hard or unfair. The music video makes a point of showing us that Adam is ready to take on the world, with the video consisting of Adam walking through the streets of Cambridge.
After defeating some of life’s great challenges, he is assured to be a force to be reckoned with, because when he sets his mind on something, there’s no stopping him.
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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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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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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Lady Geraldine, who’s life has been a mass mix of different experiences and cultural influences, which are brought together for her solo music career.
Born in Bristol, She had lived life, until the age of 7, in which she would be diagnosed as profoundly deaf after years of ear infections and intense damage to her ears. She would then be offered reconstructive surgery performed on her right ear, in which she would gain partial hearing, letting her live life.
She then decided to move to North Africa, in which she would be thrust into a culturally vibrant and exciting environment would inspire creativity, which were then channelled into oil paintings, in which her passion was released through her work. However due to the harsh climate and environment she was in, she decided to move to Venezuela in South America. This was another brand new environment to draw from, making her diversity grow in scale and passions range.
She then moved to Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, UK. It was here she started her own jewellers, which became extremely successful. And with her business gaining popular traction, she was now able to explore music thoroughly and took this opportunity to record and write her own songs.
She is now releasing her new album ‘Little Miss Blue’, which is a classic rock styled Instalment from the singer/songwriter.