True Religion unleash an entrancing fusion of Spanish and English influences on their new single “Que Bonita”.

Today, I would like to introduce you to one of the most novel musical acts currently performing today. The duo “True Religion” consist of the virtuosic flamenco guitarist Juan Carmona and the exceptional vocalist Amy Gill. With distinctive vocals, combined with pounding beats that will fill any dancefloor, “True Religion” have crafted one of the most unique sounds of the fast-growing underground music scene.

The exhilarating single “Que Bonita” begins with the strumming of Carmona’s tender guitar strings which immediately grabs the listener’s attention. Then, the exceptional, soulful vocals of Gill kick in, which will make any listener yearn to dissect every word that emerges from Gill’s vocal chords. Gill’s voice is very reminiscent of a young Sinead O’Connor, due to her unique ability to hit the highest of octaves. The first 50 seconds of this track allows the listener to hear Gill’s isolated vocals, combined with exceptional production work, Gill’s vocals have a distinctive ‘echo’ effect, which allows Gill to have the maximum emotional effect on the listener.

“True Religion is the truth about ourselves, about how we can handle things, the emotion of being alive and feeling the others, about how we can manage difficult situations, by being kind, conscious, by practicing mindfulness and meditation, by true friendship, by trying to be better persons every day.” – True Religion

The track then takes an unexpected turn, when a house dance beat is introduced alongside Gill’s vocals, with Carmona’s distinctive guitar playing also making a much welcomed return. The music gradually grows into an irresistible electronic/dance track that will be welcomed at any nightclub in world, especially post COVID-19.

The wonderful attraction of “True Religion” is that you never know what they are going to do next. This is the case with “Que Bonita” as the track’s final two minutes contain no vocals and instead allow the listener to appreciate Carmona’s exceptional musicianship on both the guitar and piano, this is his moment to shine!

This track is a wonderful blend of flamenco and house, with influences from both England and Spain that will hopefully unite the whole continent of Europe during a period in which we arguably, the most isolated from each other. Check out “Que Bonita” if you haven’t already!

WATCH THE ‘QUE BONITA’ MUSIC VIDEO HERE – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFRKHEYrjUg

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Words by Aidan Whelband

LearningToDive transport us back to 1980s musical greatness with their latest single “You Said It Best”

With the release of “You Said It Best”, LearningToDive have expanded their distinctive sound following the critical appreciation of their previous album “Norwegian Pop”. LearningToDive has successfully mixed everything great about 1980s music along with soulful, melodic soliloquies with profound thought and meaning.

‘You Said It Best’ is an uplifting, heartwarming message incorporating themes of
self-acceptance, forgiveness and gratitude, and is about coming back to one’s roots and working out what really matters.”

The magician behind the music is Bravo Bonez, whose decision was to not release this brilliant song as part of their previous album, “Norwegian Pop”. The track “You Said it Best” is a hypnotic concoction of Sophisti-pop and country that would not have complimented the album’s deep connections to 80s indie, post-punk rock artists such as Echo and the Bunnymen.

The public are already catching on to LearningToDive’s exceptional musical talents, having amassed over 10,000 Spotify listeners. This is a single you absolutely do not want to miss!

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Country singer-songwriter Adam Lanceley unleashes the inordinate album “Welcome to the Next Century”

I would describe the Adam Lanceley as an irresistible fusion of melodic Eagles songs with a vocal delivery akin to Bob Dylan. Lanceley’s latest release, “Welcome to the Next Century”, is a fantastic collection of 11 songs that infuse everything excellent about country, guitar-driven music.

The album opener ‘Summer of Love’ is a gentle acoustic-driven track with an addictively catchy pop melody that you are sure to be humming along to once you get the chance to hear it. The album takes a much more mellow direction with the third track, ‘Asking for Shelter’, a powerful ballad with an alluring piano riff alongside Lanceley’s scintillating vocals. My personal favourite track on the album is ‘A World in Blossom’, a brilliantly bristly guitar riff reminiscent of Nirvana in their ‘In Utero’ days.

“The new tracks that are on this album have all been recorded since my last EP came out and all were written and recorded during lockdown. Doing this then helped me to escape some of the stress of the situation and almost take myself away to a sunnier, more care-free place. It was always intended that they would be released when the world seemed ‘brighter’ and on a more personal level, it felt like a turning point where things suddenly seemed easier”. – Adam Lanceley

However, Lanceley was not born with exceptional musical talent and suffered many severe setbacks before embracing his destiny to become a supremely talented musician. At age 10, Lanceley’s life changed forever when a car accident left him with devastating injuries that demolished his dreams of becoming a sportsman. He sustained severe brain injuries during this accident and has struggled with his mental health ever since. However, this excruciating experience allowed Lanceley to escape through music and found refuge in crafting songs. His love and passion for music are evident throughout ‘Welcome to the Next Century’ and have a lasting impact on anyone who gives it a listen.

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Top 5 Ski Songs

Getting yourself ready for ski season? Flights booked? Packed and prepped? Of course! But how about that killer playlist for out on the slopes?

Take some inspiration from our Top 5 Ski Songs:

Mountain Sound – Of Monsters and Men

Landslide – Dixie Chicks

Shiver – Coldplay

Rising Phoenix – Yajna

Way Down We Go – Kaleo

Strange But True?! Bryony Dunn's Phone Box Tour Is A Real Thing!

 
 

 
 
List your Favorite Venues or gigs. Now think back to the one problem with the venue, expensive drinks, bad service or possibly the biggest problem, the space! Well this is a element of gig-going that singer-songwriter Bryony Dunn is taking to new levels.
Bryony plans to take her acoustic guitar around the UK in search for public telephone boxes to perform in, and shes calling on all of her fans to help her find the perfect telephone boxes.

 
 
Her acoustic Folk-indie act will be home to these ‘Venues’ around the country, and with an army of curious and intrigued music lovers behind her, she is surely not one to be missed.
Be sure to check out her recent release “Golden Girl” out now:
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWoNooIFDjs
 
Soundcloud:  Radio Edit: https://m.soundcloud.com/dominicking/golden-girl-radio-edit
Original mix: https://soundcloud.com/dominicking/golden-girl-original-mix
‘Touch’ cover: https://soundcloud.com/dominic-roy-king/bryony-dunn-touch
 
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7KIRr9a9eDlx2Jxg51LidL
 
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/bryony.dunn/
 
Twitter:  @BryonyG_Dunn
 
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Website:  www.bryonydunn.co.uk

Review: Cholesterol Jones Officially Reveals That 'Satans In Heaven'

 


 
 
To some, it may feel like a bold statement to say that Satan himself is residing in heaven, however, to Cholesterol Jones its just plain truth.
The folk singer has released a track that expresses his opinion on the election of Donald trump. The metaphor behind the name entertains is the idea that someone who is destructive and unfair, is now ruling the USA. Donald being Satan, Heaven being the US.


 
 
The track itself is an ensemble of acoustic folk, with light instrumentation and the inclusion of a gospel singer, giving it the ultimate feel.
The song is available now, so be sure to check it out.
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Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6k7mwh5t1p771vkWad10KY
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_FUIRHFOjIPFNoQbgeBv_Q?view_as=subscriber
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Website: https://cholesteroljones.com/
 

With The Release Of A Brand New Album, Lets Find Out Who Are The Nave Blues?

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The birth of all great things. Some start with a bang, some grow great things grow into something amazing. However, as soon as the Nave Blues came onto the scene, where they were from was irrelevant, and fans wanted to know more.
Nave Pundik, the lead singer and harmonica player has put all of his efforts into bringing audiences the best and newest fusion of blues rock, mixed with gothic elements in song writing and instrumentation.
Their brand new album ‘TheNaveBlues’ will be a great treat for any music lover, let alone blues rock.
 

 
Backed with drums, bass and guitar, the bands ensemble is a great treat for anyone who gets to witness them.
Based in Normay, this is an new band, for the new genre, so be sure to check them out:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4PjTCsYQH7Nu1dsSczZ5HK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6KVhYc1E4ccnMPtpvzpCQw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNaveBlues/
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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenaveblues/
Website: http://thenaveblues.com/
 

James Sayer – Sweet Baby Jane

James Sayer is a singer-songwriter, known throughout London for his session work & shows at the capital’s swankiest piano bars.

Hailing from Birmingham, James’ fascination and love of music began at a very young age when he learnt all things Rock n Roll through artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John and Billy Joel. Jamesmoved to London in 2012 where he became a gigging musician, performing almost every night in piano bars, clubs and pubs. Eventually James met American producer, Alan Glass (Mis-Teeq, Kenny G), and they began working on James’ debut material. By early 2015, James had recorded an album’s worth of demo recordings, and they were passed on to five time Grammy winner and former member of The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald.

Blown away by his music, Michael then contacted James with the opportunity for a U.S. tour with BBC Radio 1 breakthrough act Ruen Brothers. During which time they supported George Ezra, played Coachella, and even snagged a live recording session with legendary producer Rick Rubin.

Later that year, James finished his first piece of solo work – ‘Taking Back My Love’. A pure representation of what James’ sound embodies – musicianship, passion & a bit of danceability! After uploading the track to BBC Introducing, The track was immediately picked up and made ‘Track of the Week’ by BBC 3 Counties. Mark Forrest also showed some love on his national BBC Introducing show, all of which contributed to two sold-out London launch shows.

The Follow-Up Sweet Baby Jane, see’s James at his vintage best. Influences range from the big band sound, to jazz & all out feel-good pop. The stand-out feature is James’ musical flair & love of songwriting. It’s a track that will leave the listener with a smile, as well as appealing to an audience of elitist music fans.

Live Dates
The Savoy, Beaufort Bar – 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 30th December
Charing Cross Theatre, Players Bar – 3rd, 10th, 17th Decenber
The Ritz – New Year’s Day

Colin Clyne rides the ‘Merry Go Round’ – latest single on June 30th

Upbeat acoustic roots tune taken from album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ – released 21st July

Scotland born folk singer-songwriter Colin Clyne, a versatile acoustic artist as comfortable spinning off an upbeat folk ditty as a heartrending dose of roots melancholy, returns this summer with excellent single ‘Merry Go Round’, taken from album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’.

The single, a straight, driving example of how to write an acoustic folk track with true momentum and subtle harmonies, mixes Clyne’s Scottish folk heritage with a touch of Americana in the vocal arrangements – thanks perhaps to 10 years spent living in California.

It’s the first song from the new LP, both released through Colin’s hometown label Fat Hippy Records, a burgeoning independent label who have also recently signed a deal with fellow Aberdonian – and runner up on The Voice USA – Terry McDermott.

The album was produced & Engineered by Grammy Award Winning Engineer Alan Sanderson (The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Ryan Adams, Burt Bacharach), and you can hear the first single here:

https://soundcloud.com/colinclyne/merry-go-round-1

It’s not difficult to see why his fans include influential new music tastemakers such as Jim Gellatly, John McRuvie, STV and Chris Hawkins of BBC 6 Music – the reflection of an impressive independent career that has seen Clyne support The Red Hot Chilli Pipers (internationally acclaimed Scottish touring band) at a Hogmanay gig in front of 6,000 people, as well as appearing at Belladrum Festival, Edinburgh Festival, The Viper Room in L.A, and the Sacramento Highland Games which boasts over 20,000 people.

Another highlight saw him crowned ‘Best Acoustic Act’ at the San Diego Music Awards in 2011 and 2012 (previously winners include Jewel and Jason Mraz), as well as being named by NBC San Diego as one of San Diego’s top 12 Singer songwriters. That particular list contained an elite list of names, including Jewel, Tom Waits and the late Jim Croce.

It marks an incredible career trajectory for an artist whose first cd was rehearsed and written in the cold store of a ship that he used to work in many years ago. In fact, the lifelong ship worker still does stints at sea from time to time, enjoying the time and space as good song writing inspiration.

All very impressive from an artist who, having severed his fingers in his teens having hardly learned a chord, didn’t touch a guitar again until he was 23.

Single ‘Merry Go Round’ will be released June 30th from the album ‘The Never Ending Pageant’ out July 21st.

 

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Baluji Shrivastav Presents The Inner Vision Orchestra UK Tour – Summer/Autumn 2014

Renowned blind Indian maestro Baluji Shrivastav brings together this inspiring group of musicians from all over the world.

Baluji who is a world famous multi-instrumentalist and composer has recorded for dance, theatre, Western orchestra, Indian ensembles, Radio, TV and film, with music currently featured in Disney’s newest Film ‘Million Dollar Arm’ starring Jon Hamm from Madmen. He has recorded with celebrities such as, Massive Attack, Madness, Doves, Amorphous Androgynous, and on Shakira’s latest album. He has performed with great artists such as Stevie Wonder and Chris Martin. He also has his own Jazz ensemble Jazz Orient/Re-Orient and has recorded several albums of Indian Classical and fusion music.

This incredible orchestra of talented blind musicians from around the globe celebrates the power of music to transform lives. The Inner Vision Orchestra plays music from Iran, Lebanon, Afghanistan, India, Nigeria, Japan, and soulful Gospel and Blues plus sublime Indian Ragas and Western Classical compositions.

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http://balujimusicfoundation.org/about_us/inner-vision.php

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Inner-Visions-Band/127980215996