Angus & Julia Stone and their SNOW in the middle of summer.

This is not a drill! Snow alert! And yes, I am aware that we are just coming into August, it’s still summer but it’s true – it’s time for some SNOW. But don’t worry, there is no actual cold substance involved in this! It’s a name of a brand new single performed by Australian siblings  – Angus & Julia Stone.

Angus and Julia, born and raised on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, grew up around musical talent, their parents, who taught them music at home, used to have their own folk band.

 Both siblings play instruments and both are amazing song writers, they combined their incredible talents in  2006.Their success came quickly because of the magic of their music. The duo became famous worldwide, and many publishing companies and agencies showed interest in the brother-sister indie folk group.
So far, they’ve released three studio albums and won several ARIA Awards, including Album Of The Year.
Now, after a long break, they are coming back with a fresh album, also called Snow. The forthcoming album will be out later this year, on the 15th of September.
The leading single of the album is such a dreamy track but to be honest, it doesn’t have a lot to do with the actual snow apart from one line “ Blanket on my back, I’m cold, I’m cold again. Smile in the snow, tryna find something to say”. Well that… and if you fancy being out in the snow while you are listening to it, but I don’t think this can happen anytime soon!
The song seems to be about a relationship, or what is left of it. The ending is coming and the girl is wondering why the person won’t stay.
The duo’s harmony and the technique of delivering are superb, and their voices absolutely exquisite!
“Snow” makes you feel calm and you can almost imagine yourself facing the sun, wind in your hair and the slight curve of your smile…. Do yourself a favour and listen to this lovely song!
You can also find Angus & Julia here:
Let me know in the comment section if you’ve heard about this Aussie duo before, and how you like their song! Also, would you like to see a review of their album once it’s out? Share your thoughts!
Until next time! x

‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ by The Maladaptive Solution

The Maladaptive Solution are a band like no other. With didactic aims and teaching at the heart of the music they write, they are looking to ‘brainwash’ listeners with their new spiritually influences single, ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’.

Composing of a number of contributors including Brad Beard, Jimmy Haber, Kylie Whitney, Michael Giblin and Michael Carpenter, the group are influenced by a wide range of genres from rock to pop, of all decades, and this is what makes their style so hard to pin down. They take elements from all of this music, picking the best parts that will convey their powerful messages.

The superbly-crafted track was amazingly written in just one session, yet it was recorded over a number of years displaying the attention to detail and meticulousness of the band to gain absolute perfection within their music.

‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is the kind of track that really taps into your emotions, no matter what music you usually listen to, and other listeners have even reported crying, strong emotions of happiness and even feelings of support. Evidently, The Maladaptive Solution have got their musical recipe right if they are provoking such strong emotions from their work and the song can be interpreted in whichever way the listener chooses.

‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is out now but it’s much more than just a song,  it’s an educational piece of art that doubles as a pleasure for the ears.

Links:

https://themaladaptivesolution.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/the-maladaptive-solution

https://www.facebook.com/TheMaladaptiveSolution/

https://twitter.com/MldptvSltnMusic

https://youtu.be/h8n7Qx2X6_0

https://www.instagram.com/themaladaptivesolution/

‘Runaw’y’ By Pimlican

Pimlican is a unique artist who, by collaborating with a number of other talented musicians, is able to touch on a wide range of genres including R&B, dance and pop. His latest release ‘Runaw’y’ employs a powerful blend of all three, creating a catchy track that’ll be stuck in your head for days! If you’re wondering, the name ‘Pimlican’ comes from spending many nights in Pimlico, London, waiting for appointments with members of the music industry.

Pimlican is particularly adept at mixing infectious hooks with colourful instrumentation that sets his music apart from the crowd. These strong songwriting skills have earned him airplay on Radio 6 with Tom Robinson, as well as BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Leeds.

The whole idea behind Pimlican’s collective is to deliver engaging live performances and so anyone can get involved with the group, as long as they have something to offer and add to the music.

After releasing single ‘B’ck 4 More/P’lya’ in late May, Pimlican are set to release the addictive dance pop track ‘Runaw’y’, using rap to compliment the strong vocals.

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

Inspired Songwriting From Jodie H. Dunn

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Despite being bullied for long periods of her time at school, Jodie H. Dunn has fought back against her bullies using these difficult experiences to fuel her songwriting talents. Consequently, after many hardships, she has professionally recorded the supremely well-crafted track, ‘I Belong In Hell’.

Don’t be put off by the name though – it may sound like a hard-core metal track but Jodie’s style takes elements of pop, soul and even a little bit of rock to form a potent combination. Her powerful vocals and dark, brooding sequences wouldn’t be incongruous to a James Bond theme or film soundtrack and this goes to prove the versatility of Jodie’s music.

After studying at the Academy of Music and Sound, music became Jodie’s diary whereby she expressed her emotions via her lyrics. Her songs have progressively got more meaningful, leading to ‘I Belong In Hell’ based on the idea of someone controlling you at your lowest point.

Find out more on Jodie here:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/jodiehelendunn

https://www.facebook.com/jodiehelendunn/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-EwF7vdFUEFRwGgzk1b5g

https://www.instagram.com/jodiehdunn/?hl=en

Doo-wop duo The Senti-Mentals change the meaning of Christmas classic with their new single ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’

Paul Eccentric and John Dobinson have come together to form The Senti-Mentals – a ‘punk poet meets 50s doo-wop’ duo. Their new release is a seasonal tune in the tradition of Slade, Mud, Shaky and Wizzard. Escaping the classic Christmas cliché,  ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’  focuses on the more humorous elements of the Christmas party season…

Eccentric and Dobinson explain that the single follows “that one guy from accounts who assumes that every lady in the office wants to go home with him. Yet he couldn’t be further from the truth.” The humorous track was originally about the ridiculousness of the ‘chatting up’ process. As a result, it has become the perfect Christmas party classic.

The lyrics to the humorous chorus perfectly sum up the feel of the track:

“Do you come here often?

Are you lonesome tonight?

Is this seat taken?

Do you have a light?

But why the pretension

When what better line….is there than

You show me yours, and I’ll show you mine.”

‘You Show Me Yours’ is accompanied by a brilliant animated video… The hilarious video tells the tale of a tragic bloke trailing around the office party. It mocks the anti-hero in his attempt to pull anything with a pulse, perfectly summing up the micky-take feel of the track.

Paul Eccentric is an accomplished singer, songwriter and playwright. He is best known for being the voice of The Antipoet. Additionally, he originally played for The Odd Eccentric, who achieved a number 1 single in Denmark. As front man of The Senti-Mentals, Eccentric wanted to take doo-wop on a whole new journey – developing a whole new 50s style of his own.

Check out more from the Senti-Mentals here, and keep up with all their latest news:

www.senti-mentals.co.uk

pauleccentric.co.uk/the-senti-mentals/

https://twitter.com/theantipoet

www.facebook.com/AntipoetThe

Norwegian pop sensation Line Mari is set to release her debut album ‘21 Days’

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Norwegian pop sensation Line Mari is set to release her debut album ‘21 Days’ on Friday 16th December.

The album is a refreshing break from the usual pop music culture. As a whole, Line Mari’s powerful collection of harmonies delivers a unique electro-pop sound, with a rock infused edged. One particular highlight is Line Mari’s most recent single ‘Haters’ which sees Line Mari laying her gorgeously wispy vocals over brooding pianos before erupting into a soaring chorus to a backdrop of tropical-tinged synths.

Line Mari was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northernly inhabited places in the world. As a child, she grew up regularly witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights, as well as once having a close encounter with a polar bear whilst at Kindergarten. Line Mari dreamt of being a musician from birth, dancing in the womb as her mother explains. Although shy at first, by the time she was in her teens Line Mari was writing her own songs and performing. Her shyness has fuelled her songwriter, making her lyrics more personal, emotive and introspective.

Stream ‘21 Days’ here now:

https://play.spotify.com/album/01mELWzkBZHvF2d9KfC3dm

Links:

www.linemari.com

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari

https://twitter.com/linemarimusic

https://www.facebook.com/linemarimusic

‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”‘ – M’GOO

M’GOO’s latest track, ‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”‘, is the epitome of easy listening, inspired by a true love story.

The band take influence from real life anecdotes which provide starting points for their enlightening love songs.

‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”’ follows the story of a couple due to be wed, but once they visit a fortune teller their relationship falls apart. The captivating single taken from their upcoming concept album LOVE AND ALL THAT _ _ _ _ is also due to be released with a discussion podcast and video art.

Following theme of “do we ever really know the person we love?”, the single forms a fascinating conversation between musician and listener, which subsequently creates a further dimension to the music of M’GOO.

Check them out here:

www.mgoomusic.com

http://www.soundcloud.com/themgooproject

www.twitter.com/mgoomusic

www.facebook.com/mgoomusic