The Steady Rollin’ wave continues as the El Salvadorian band continue to rock the musical boat.
Hailing from the tiny Central American Republic of El Salvador, Steady Rollin’ have successfully reached the music pages and radio waves of America, Europe and beyond.
Their most recent release, You’re Mystical, quickly became a firm fan favourite.
Grooving and authentic, the track reminded us that Steady Rollin’ are raw rock talent, abandoning studio tricks and providing pure musical prowess
You’re Mystical gets a refresh with a hugely anticipated UK-exclusive remix by top DJ and producer, Elyse Rich (due for release on 16th October).
The track is a love song tinged with the fear of rejection. Singer and guitarist Fernando Poma, explains-
“It’s a love song about a long-married couple where the husband feels a bit insecure about his wife’s love for him. He takes her to a solitary cottage in the woods. He looks at her and feels so much love that just the depth of that love makes him so scared of losing her.
At one point he asks her to take a walk with him under the stars – he wants to see if the “stars are still shining” for HIM regarding her love for him. They get back into the house and he looks at her in the kitchen and can’t do anything but “sigh”. He loves her so much that he is afraid. He finds her truly mystical and otherworldly”.
The trio that make up Steady Rollin, Benjamin Andrade on drums and backing vocals, Gerardo Pardo on bass and Fernando Poma on guitar and lead vocals, have captured the ears and hearts of audiences across the globe.
Transcending borders, their outreach goes far and wide, establishing the bluesy rockers as ones to watch.
On top of the magical You’re Mystical remix, Steady Rollin’ have a full 10 track project in the works entitled ‘Love & Loss’.
‘Love & Loss’ is set for release on strictly limited-edition vinyl just in time for Christmas.
Steady Rollin’ make their mark with latest release ‘I Feel Alive’. The El Salvadorian trio have already made waves in the rock world, making their way into the music pages of America, Europe and beyond.
‘I Feel Alive’ comes off their first full release, titled ‘Love & Loss’, a 10-track masterpiece set to be released on a limited-edition vinyl just in time for Christmas. ‘Love & Loss’ tells the real life love-related stories of Steady Rollin’s singer and guitarist Fernando Poma. A musical talent who has been obsessed with music for as long as he can remember and has always known it to be his calling.
‘I Feel Alive’ oozes pure authenticity, the inspiration behind the track is explained by Fernando Poma–
“I Feel Alive is a very innocent love song about two teenagers who meet each other randomly on a holiday and almost instantly fall in love and spend a whole night together dancing under the stars, going into a closed amusement park, before they each go their own way the following day”
Steady Rollin’ bring a unique talent to the table, with a classic rock sound that embraces playing their tracks in the live tradition of bands such as The Who and Cream.‘I Feel Alive’ is the perfect track to tide you over until the release of their much anticipated project ‘Love &Loss’.
After the success of his debut single ‘The Arsonist’, Lucas Tadini is back with his next single ‘Welcome Back to Freedom’ ahead of his debut album ‘Collective Delusion’ which is set to be released in September.
The new track, out on 26th June, tackles Tadini’s past struggles with mental health and how he has freed himself from them in recent times – a very necessary message for us all at this moment in time.
The album, consisting of 9 tracks, includes this overarching theme of mental health with other tracks such as ‘Over the Rhone’, which addresses Vincent Van Gogh’s struggle with his mental health which resulted in his suicide and ‘23’, a track that Tadini wrote when he was 23 years old about his personal struggles at the time.
With inspirations for the album coming from rock legends such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Jimi Hendrix as well as Tadini’s multicultural background, his education at Berklee College of Music and his cat Lucifer (!), we can’t wait to hear the rest of the album and see where Tadini goes this year.
After being a part of two of rock & roll’s most foundational bands (the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, respectively), and four years removed from a life-saving liver transplant, David Crosby channeled the creative frustration he had been feeling into CPR’s 1998 self-titled debut. Joined by noted session guitarist Jeff Pevar and Crosby’s recently reunited son James Raymond, the trio crafted smart, heady, jazz-indebted rock that showcased their stunning harmonies. They followed that three years later with 2001’s Just Like Gravity, an album that refined the burgeoning trio’s sound. On May 15th, BMG will reissue CPR, Just Like Gravity and the group’s two live album – Live at Cuesta College and Live at the Wiltern. All four albums will be available digitally, and CPR and Just Like Gravity will be available on CD July 31st, with liner notes written by Steve Silberman, the award-winning science writer who hosted the illuminating Freak Flag Flying podcast with Crosby from earlier this year.
“CPR was me realizing that the world of CSN and Y was getting old and stuck in its place and that I needed to still keep moving,” says Crosby. “That I had more and different music in me that needed room to grow and stretch. CPR was me finding my son James and realizing pretty quickly that he was an even better musician that I was, and that he was rapidly becoming the best writing partner I’d ever had. CPR was a wonderful chemistry that has now become the Sky Trails band. I don’t think very many people heard these records, and I do think that they are some of the best work I’ve been involved with. Enjoy.”
Still on the road with CSN – but as Crosby says merely “turning on the smoke machines and playing the hits” – the two-time rock & roll hall of famer wanted an outlet for his still churning creativity. After meeting Raymond for the first time shortly after his liver transplant, the pair discovered a creative chemistry neither saw coming. They went on a songwriting spree, and after recruiting Pevar, went on to make CPR. After a series of successful tours, they went back into the studio to record Just Like Gravity. And by opening himself up to working with younger artists to help stoke his creative fires, Crosby’s recent late-career resurgence – highlighted by 2014’s Croz, 2016’s Lighthouse, 2017’s Sky Trails and 2018’s Here If You Listen – can really be traced back to working with Raymond and Pevar in CPR.
CPR was very much a precursor to Crosby’s acclaimed Sky Trails album and the ace live band that grew out of that album, both of which feature Pevar and Raymond. Spin called Sky Trails Crosby’s “most stylistically diverse and sonically lush solo album,” while the Associated Press called it “an excellent batch of tunes.” In many ways, CPR and Just Like Gravity were albums that pushed against what was popular in rock at the time – CPR going up against the nu-metal wave of the late 90’s, and Just Like Gravity coming at the beginning of the turn of the century “rock revival” led by acts like the Strokes and the White Stripes. Crosby, Pevar and Raymond weren’t chasing after the flavor of the day or trying to recreate old glories, they simply followed their muse, trends be damned.
As Silberman says in the liner notes for the Just Like Gravity reissue, “CPR and Just Like Gravity were two of the most powerful and personal records Crosby made in his celebrated career, but they flew under most critics’ radar and quickly went out of print. The lessons that Crosby learned by opening up his creative process, however, made possible later collaborative breakthroughs like Croz, Sky Trails, Lighthouse, and Here If You Listen. Far from done at this point, his best work was still ahead of him.”
So this punk band are out to change your life and make
you think in a different way about some heavy issues, but why else should you
“There’s just so much spirit in that band… and she has
such a great voice as well!” , who said that about them oh , none other than
Alex Baker of Kerrang Radio…Still so what you are thinking well then,
“She’s got an incredible voice” -, says who eh , says who ….oh says….John
Kennedy, Radio X, Ok now your listening yes , well so you should with the new
single Silent Scream out now, but hold on still not convinced then watch the
video and check some links and whilst your their name check some of the band
and what they play …
Cosmic guys don’t come much more cosmic than Cosmic guitar
hero; glam overlord; star child in flares – Beau Bowen is all of these and far
more. His effortlessly groovy, melodically colossal songs have stepped straight
of out of classic 70s top ten singles charts…or maybe the 60s…or the 80s…or…
Part of Beau Bowen’s genius is that his music manages to
evoke some of the iconic names of musicians from across the decades, from Bowie
to Bolan, from Prince to King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, whilst retaining a
sound which is immediately his own. If you ever dared to dream the phrases
‘prog’ and ‘glam’ would become cool, the waiting is over. Beau Bowen is your
Please stop applauding and thanking us for introducing a new
god to you as you have to read the rest of our fabulous article to really get
why we think he is so fab…like the ice lolly, cool and you just want to bite
him! Anyway, hailing originally from Australia, Beau Bowen is now firmly based
in London, his lair festooned with flares, sequinned capes, feathered caps and
boots requiring a step ladder to get into but most importantly, the base from
which his extraordinary music is born. His gift for lyrics and melody is
matched by a prodigious talent for guitar-playing, his virtuoso Fender Strat
outbursts aided by a passion for vintage gear, mini moogs and an array of
flashy pedals. With heavy doses of psychedelia mixed into his sound, it’s rare
that a fully-fledged rock star emerges from the firmament but with Beau Bowen,
it’s difficult to imagine a more complete article.
Beau Bowen’s debut opus is entitled, with typically
tongue-in-cheek style, The Great Anticlimax, the title track from which is the
forthcoming single. Alongside other key tracks, such as the debut single, A
Rock ‘n’ Roll Story, The Great Anticlimax is a REAL album, with heart-breaking
tales of a failed romance with a stripper; heart-warming stories of true
romance with a stripper and an invitation to be dazzled by the mysteries of his
glitter volcano of a brain. Recorded using vintage synths, it was produced by
Miles James (Tom Odell); was mixed by 5-times Grammy Award-winner Jimmy
Douglass (Led Zeppelin; Roxy Music; Timbaland) and mastered by Grammy-winner
Mike Bozzi (Kendrick Lamar; Tupac; Childish Gambino).
The Great Anticlimax
A Rock ‘n’ Roll Story
Time is an Illusion Baby
Comic Renaissance I
Messianic Indulgence II
Cosmic Renaissance II
The Life I Chose for Myself
Universe in Reverse
Here is the moment you have been waiting for so jump head
first into the fab tastic world of Beau Bowen .
We’ve all had enough of the Brexit blunder and like most of us, Londoner James Day has got behind the nation’s exasperated cry for everyone to ‘just get on with it’! Teaming up with legendary music producer Stuart Epps (Elton John, Led Zeppelin, Oasis), Day has released his single ‘Keep The Euro, Keep The Pound’.
Gritty vocals, grinding rock rhythms and an extremely catchy chorus, Day has gained attention following his live performances on Westminster Bridge and outside Parliament and has acquired the following of both leave and remain activists alike.
Recorded at Scream Studios in South London, Day’s prog-rock sound resonates the likes of The Clash and Paul Weller and this raw energy screams the exacerbation in Day’s message “see the gathering crowd, why don’t we give ’em some sound? They all got choices, they all got voices, and they can make their country’s proud.”
Rather like the situation the UK has found itself in, the track has found that by looking to successes in times-past, the route to the future becomes much clearer. What unites us is stronger than anything which divides us.
Depicted as the lovechild of Bob Mould, Grant Hart and Dinosaur Jr., London three-piece Bromide are making their mark in the modern alt-rock landscape in presenting their new 2-track single Magic Coins – a track that will pleasantly haunt you in the same way as when you first heard Sugar’s ‘If I Can’t Change Your Mind’or even Lemonhead’s epic album ‘It’s a Shame About Ray’.
Accompanied by ‘Always Now’ as its b-side, ‘Magic Coins’ is an unexpected rhythm track that is seemingly drum and bass-inspired, written collectively by all three band members.
Lead-vocalist and guitar Simon Berridge commented that “Magic Coins is a good example of how being in a band can take things off in directions you’d never expect. I’d been trawling Youtube one night and on my travels come across Susan Boyle’s gobsmacking debut performance on ‘X Factor’ and a thumping AC/DC gig from Oakland Coliseum, California in ’79. Both had made me think about the nature of performance and invisible energy release and so I put this into a new song I was writing “I wanna stand in their shoes. Tell me what it is I have to do.”
This single follows the album ‘I Woke Up‘, released in the summer of 2018, and the‘I Remember’ album previous to that. In that time, they have won over news fans including Gideon Coe at BBC 6 Music, who has called their music ‘Fantastic’ and says their latest single ‘Two Song Slot‘ is ‘a mighty fine tune’, playing these tracks numerous times over several months.
The life of Geraldine Elliott feels like a work of fiction, with every combination of heartache and achievement; it epitomises the strength of a woman who went from being profoundly deaf as a child, to discovering sound after an operation in her early twenties that ignited her love of music in a way no-one who has always been able to hear could possibly imagine. Add to that an abusive and violent marriage, followed her resurgence as a celebrated entrepreneur and you are just about starting to get a true understanding as to why she has become such an inspirational figure. Her latest album, Fast Cars & Movie Stars, is her most accomplished yet, marrying stellar production with melodic riffs and Lady G’s signature, crystalline vocals.
Fast Cars and Movie Stars is in many ways the album Lady Geraldine has always been destined to make. Always one foot rooted in her life experiences, she sets off an a theatrical, sometimes eerie, journey through the self-destructive nature of love, the shattered American Dream and the ultimate triumph of the human spirit. The strange otherworldliness of Hollywood glamour is the perfect backdrop to Lady Geraldine’s songs, her own story packing in more cliff-hangers and twists in the tale than any number of blockbusters.
Who is Lady Geraldine and what is her story?
Lady Geraldine was a blues singer you would fully understand where her inspirations came from, with a life full of sadness, struggle and adversity, followed by success. She is a woman who should be an inspiration to others across the country, and the world – women who are told they cannot achieve anything, women who are bullied and assaulted – but as Geraldine has shown through pure female spirit, it is possible to spread your wings and take on anything.
Geraldine grew up in Bristol, learning very little as a child from standard education due in no small part to her being totally misunderstood as a pupil and thus being placed at the back of the class. It was assumed she was just not able to learn easily instead of understanding that she was profoundly deaf.
Life didn’t get any easier for Geraldine during her teenage years, although she proved to herself that she could learn fast by becoming adept at lip reading. At the age of sixteen, with her mother now pregnant, she was encouraged to get married and entered a relationship with an older man, who, after their wedding day, immediately started with physical and mental abuse. This continued unabated for the duration of their short relationship, until she could take no more, packed her bags, escaped to the safety of a rented room and divorced him.
During her early twenties a life-changing opportunity presented itself and Geraldine was given the chance to have a major operation to sort out her profound deafness by reconstructing her inner ear and implanting an ear drum. The result was immediate and truly awe-inspiring, introducing her not only to the wonders of music which she had only previously encountered by attending her mother’s local concerts during the time when she was deaf, but also the strange experience of truly hearing for the first time, epitomised by her breakfast cornflakes which to her was so loud she had to wear ear defenders to eat them.
Whilst coming to terms with her new found, sound-filled world, Geraldine found new love and married again, this time travelling the world drawing on experiences for her music, but also starting to paint and discovering her artistic nature which for so long had been submerged in a life of turmoil. Although again, sadly, this relationship did not work out, she settled in Scotland and soon became a successful business woman being written about in the media with her innovative ‘Edinburgh Dolls Hospital’ which became something of a national phenomenon. Subsequently, this led Geraldine on a new path when a legendary producer and songwriter literally walked into her life via her doll’s hospital. They got chatting and it became clear that there was a natural affinity and his background with the likes of Wet, Wet, Wet through to Big Country, touched an emotional chord with her, a partnership which is now unbreakable.
Now having created her music project, whilst also building a hugely successful jewellery business at the same time, Geraldine is starting a new chapter in her life that will see her releasing music, shooting videos, and in turn, maybe by getting her lifetime experiences out to the public, it will give people who have suffered tough times through health issues or marital issues, the strength to achieve what they have never thought possible.