Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Once More, Autumn treats us to 6 musical gems, with flawless vocals and exquisitely prepared melodies

Once More, Autumn are a Indie Folk Band from Saint Paul in Minnesota and their line up consists of Evan Walton and Brady Lorenzen. They will be releasing their 6 track debut album - Once More, Autumn on August 4th, 2015.

Once More, Autumn is a delightfully upbeat number with catchy guitar riffs, heartfelt lyrics and a beautiful vocal performance plus who doesn't like cowbell in a song.

Nevermind delivers wondrous vocals and a sublime melody.

Foals showcases haunting and beautiful instrumentals in equal measure and the vocals and lyrics are musical perfection.

Cypress serves up a stunning melody and laid back and minimal vocals which are perfect for chilling out to.

Only The Magnificent entertains us with smooth guitar riffs and beautiful vocals.

Beyond The Pine concludes this well crafted debut album with a upbeat melody which treats us to catchy riffs, first class vocals and heartfelt verses.

The duo have created a musical work of art as their debut album treats us to 6 musical gems, with flawless vocals and exquisitely prepared melodies.

Post By - Boulent Mustafa
Twitter - @OBsMusicUk

Monday, 27 July 2015

Doomed Nymph's debut EP presents an eclectic blend of electronic beats and vocals

Callum Alston is a Musician / Producer from East London who performs under the stage name Doomed Nymph.

He is about to unveil his debut EP Roses and Nettles on August 5th and he just released his debut single Blooms. 

His music has been compared to a combination of Bon Iver and Radiohead

We are fortunate enough to exclusively review the EP and Callum has also taken time out of his busy schedule to answer a few questions.

  1. How did you get into music in the first place?  I got into music when I accidentally clicked on Nirvana instead of Nina Simone on my dad's MP3 player.  The first 4 bars of that song began my infatuation with music as an art form instead of just background noise and lead me to start playing guitar. 
  1. Who were your musical influences? Far too many to list, but keeping it short and simple: Nirvana, Radiohead, Bon Iver, Modest Mouse, Actress, Aphex Twin, SCNTST, Burial, Alt J, Arcade Fire, Pariah, Atoms for Peace, The Bug, Bonobo, Moire, Damien Rice, Death Cab for Cutie, Dmitry Evgrafov, Good Weather for an Airstrike, My Bloody Valentine, Invisible Elephant, Zomby, Astronauts Etc., James Blake, FKA Twigs, Lorde 
  1. What tunes are currently on repeat on your Mp3 Player? Over 1000 of them haha, but my current favourites are New Year Son by The Amazing Broken Man, Little Motel by Modest Mouse, Hunger of the Pine by Alt J, Before Your Very Eyes by Atoms for Peace, Nose Grows Some by Thom Yorke, Elephant by Jason Isbell, Kettering by The Antlers, Old Pine by Ben Howard, Voodoo Posse Chronic Illusion by Actress, Marching Bands of Manhattan by Death Cab for Cutie and Up For Grabs by Astronauts, Etc and Fall Creek Boys' Choir by James Blake and Bon Iver 
  1. What’s your life outside of music? I'm actually about to head off for university up north to study politics and international relations, but currently my life consists of promotion for Doomed Nymph and also preparing a live show for next year.   
  1. If you could collaborate with any singer who would it be? Thom Yorke, his falsetto is everything that I wish mine was, and also Lorde and Joe Newman from Alt-J.  For lyrics I'd want Ben Gibbard from Death Cab for Cutie. 
  1. What’s your favourite genre of music? This is between Alternative/Indie rock and abstract electronica ala Hyperdub and Warp records. 
  1. What’s next for you musically and are there plans for a Tour? Hopefully I'll be able to make a live show and write new songs with friends at university and expand this project out of my bedroom, there aren't touring plans currently, but hopefully there will be in the future. 
  1. What are your strengths and weaknesses? My weakness has to be the center of my vocal range, I normally hide that under tons of reverb or under auto-tune for a cool effect (not to fix the singing, haha) as well as my sound design.  My strength is my falsetto, definitely.  
  1. Where do you draw inspiration for your song lyrics? Normally I take moments in my life and twist them into metaphors which are meaningless to everyone other than myself, however this allows the listener to make up their own meanings which is a different way of thinking about art.  Finally I douse it in reverb to make it difficult for the words to be understood, almost using the voice as a separate instrument. 
  1. What is your guilty pleasure? Lorde and Kanye, I almost lost my voice at a Lorde concert. The theme of the EP is about getting lost in London and the relationships and memories created.

Intro (Roses) starts off proceedings with haunting instrumentals and catchy beats.

Blooms is a more uplifting number with catchier beats and a flawless vocal performance with heart felt verses.

Awash With Colour (LA) delivers an interesting blend of vocals and electronic beats, however sadly the arrangement is overbearing in places as the balance is wrong and the beats are slightly excessive plus the volume is too high for the instrumentals.

City's Hymn (Interlude) showcases choral vocals and unique samples.

Under The Watchful Eyes Of You presents an eclectic blend of electronic beats and vocals - the beats are semi captivating but the effects on the vocals are somewhat of a let down.

Doomed Nymph concludes his debut EP with a bonus track Nebulus, this extra track treats us to innovative beats and unique vocals.

I consider Blooms to be the strong point of Doomed Nymph's EP as it tends to fit my musical preferences more then the other tracks.

Post By - Boulent Mustafa
Twitter - @OBsMusicUk

Sunday, 26 July 2015

This Manchester trio treat us to first class lyrics, sublime harmonies and amazing guitar arrangements

Some Kind Of Illness are a unsigned three piece alternative Indie Band from Manchester, England.

The Test Of Time treats us to a beautiful melody, smooth vocals and uplifting lyrics.

Angel Breakdown has an ethereal feel to it with its gentle rhythm and the minimal lyrics are poignant.

Stars is a smooth number with minimal instruments and a delightful vocal performance.

Maple Leaf ft Daisy Davies entertains us with a beautiful instrumental arrangement.

The Light delivers a cheerful guitar arrangement and a top notch performance on the vocal front.

And Live is a chilled out number with minimal and laid back beats.

You Have To Laugh serves up gentle guitar riffs that mesmerize the soul with their beauty.

My Shadow In The Maze showcases heartfelt and poignant lyrics alongside a gentle instrumental melody.

Rush To Wait is another smooth melody that's perfect for unwinding to.

Fool Man Runaway concludes the album with a slow tempo, beautiful instrumentals and emotive lyrics.

This Manchester trio treat us to 10 tracks of first class lyrics, sublime harmonies and amazing guitar arrangements.

Post By - Boulent Mustafa
Twitter - @OBsMusicUk

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Get Your Groove Back serves up catchy vocals and a captivating and funky melody

Jagmac are six siblings from down town Baltimore who sing, dance, write, teach martial arts and use sign language.

They are made up of Jared, Angelique, Gabriel, Manjo, Alyssa and CJ hence the band name.

CJ and Alyssa who are the creative talent behind the band's lyrics have worked with Bryan Todd (Miley Cyrus), Lauren Christie (Katy Perry and Avril Lavigne) and Pam Sheyne (Christina Aguilera).

Their debut single Existence was very well received and resulted in them gaining a huge following on social media.

They are now back with their follow up single Get Your Groove Back, this tune sees them serve up catchy vocals and a captivating and funky melody. It is a infectious pop song which showcases entertaining dance choreography.  

The group hope to release their debut album in Autumn of this year.

Website - http://www.jagmacmusic.com 
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/jagmacmusic 
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/jagmacmusic 

Post By - Boulent Mustafa
Twitter - @OBsMusicUk

Friday, 24 July 2015

2015 sees the return of Gölden Palace for their 10th anniversary

Gölden Palace's musical journey began in 2001 with the Punk Rock band 5th March, which consisted of Alex Goss, Joseph Kimbrell and Johnny Emmel and during their time together they performed in the Charleston area but after their high school graduation in 2003 the band disbanded.

A year later and motivated by their love of Punk Rock, Beach Music, Hair Metal and Vodka came Gölden Palace.

With practically the same line up as before and Graham Spees on Bass, it wasn't long before they were gaining popularity in Charleston. Their music is reminiscent of Thin Lizzy, Nofx and even Motley Crue 

2010 saw Joseph move to Europe, where he started making a name for himself as a Singer/Songwriter and in 2011 he was front man to hair metal band SEKS and in 2013 he launched a solo career under the stage name of Vitne.

In Charleston, Alex, Johnny and Andy formed a Classic / Roots Rock band Savage Tongues and they are still performing.

2015 sees the return of Gölden Palace for their 10th anniversary, they have released a 10 track album - A Little Rock N' Roll and are also planning a new EP and a reunion concert, this is the first time they have performed together in 6 years.

Is It A Crime? delivers killer chords straight to our ears and the vocals are on point.

Summer Song treats us to a catchy melody with a upbeat vibe.

Sheets Of Fire serves up energetic rock beats and powerful verses.

A Little Rock N' Roll showcases a smooth instrumental arrangement and the vocals and lyrics are spot on.

I Wanna Be In Love brings heavy beats and heart felt lyrics into play.

Paradise is a powerful melody with killer beats and a riveting vocal performance.

Right Now has a uplifting instrumental arrangement but the lyrics are somber so this is a emotional conundrum however the reggae beats are sublime.

Wild Irish Rose has a beautiful feel to it thanks to the exquisite instrumentals and the verses are a real joy to listen to.

Saving Sage features a super charged instrumental arrangement and lyrics that pack an emotional punch.

Still Here concludes Gölden Palace's anniversary celebrations with a musically delightful track that dazzles us with exquisite melodic hooks.

This album is a wonderful celebration of Gölden Palace's musical journey as it features ten rocktastic tracks, my favourite of which is Wild Irish Rose.

Website - http://www.goldenpalaceband.com/

Post By - Boulent Mustafa
Twitter - @OBsMusicUk

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Arthur Younger's remix of If You Love Me delivers slick beats, soulful vocals and beautiful lyrics

London based singer Cherri V lends her soulful vocals to this deep house track, Cherri has already made her mark on the scene by touring with Jessie J and featuring on a top 20 hit single The Drop alongside Lethal Bizzle and if that wasn't enough she is also one half of Dora Martin alongside Jermaine Riley - the Daily Telegraph has dubbed them as two of the UK's brightest R&B Stars.

If You Love Me is a classic 90s anthem and was originally performed by Brownstone, now it has been given a deep house makeover by London based producer 2Darc who remixes and produces for the likes of Usher and Stooshe and that's just to name a few.

In a week of its debut the Arthur Younger remix received over 35,000 plays and the record will be officially released through 6060 Records/Universal on the 28th of August 2015.

This remix of If You Love Me delivers slick beats, soulful vocals and beautiful lyrics, plus Arthur Younger has done a outstanding job on the remix front.

Post By - Boulent Mustafa
Twitter - @OBsMusicUk

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Do It All Again serves up funky instrumentals, smoother vocals and beautiful and heart felt lyrics

Ruth-Ellen is a 22 year old singer/songwriter originally from South London but is now continuing her musical odyssey in Southampton. Her musical genres of choice include Soul, Pop, Jazz and Contemporary music both old and new, her music is also inspired by her gospel roots. As a child she grew up listening to classic soul and gospel choirs accompanied by sweet harmonies and melodies.

Ruth released her debut EP on March 10th 2015 and she is now supported by a 7 piece band.

Do It All Again is the second single taken from Ruth-Ellen's Debut EP Life, this beautiful melody serves up funky instrumentals, smoother vocals and beautiful and heart felt lyrics.

Ruth pulls out all the musical stops to create a absolutely splendid work of musical art, Do It All Again is truly magical and a real delight for our ears to savour.

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/MusicRuthEllen?fref=ts
Twitter - https://twitter.com/RuthEllenUK

Post By - Boulent Mustafa
Twitter - @OBsMusicUk

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The Big Bads latest musical offering delivers a captivating instrumental arrangement and impressive vocals

The Big Bads are back with their summer single Shooting Star, which has already been featured on BBC Introducing. The band's latest musical offering delivers a captivating instrumental arrangement and impressive vocals.

The orchestral melody and vocals come together splendidly to create a upbeat and entertaining piece of music, plus the lyrics are guaranteed to both motivate and put a smile on your face.

The accompanying music video is just as creative, as the song's verses are brought to life visually.

Website - http://www.thebigbads.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TheBigBads
Twitter - https://twitter.com/thebigbads
Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/TheBigBadsMusic

Post By - Boulent Mustafa

Friday, 17 July 2015

Portrait serves up exquisite beats and a mesmerizing vocal performance that leaves you wanting more

Portrait is a Singer/Songwriter who produces her own music, she was born in LA, grew up in London and had recently returned back to LA. She is a classically trained pianist with songwriter skills and experience in electronic music production. 

Portrait favours strong melodies, hooks and dynamic productions and draws on a wide variety of musical influences ranging from pop to the weird and wonderful. 

Her debut EP Portrait is a journey of experimentation and self discovery.

Her 1st music video Tremble just won an award of Merit - Accolade Global Film Competition June 2015.

She loves collaborating with other forms of art, this keeps her on her toes as she is forever pushing boundaries.

Boh dazzles us with a beautiful piano melody and sensual vocals.

Phoenix Rise showcases Portrait's powerful vocals, heartfelt lyrics and cool synth effects as this talented musician pulls out all the stops to create something musically unique.

Tremble delivers cool and catchy beats, soft vocals and creative verses from Portrait's endless inspiration.

Smile concludes the EP with a lyrically and melodically number that's pure bliss to the ears - Portrait serves up exquisite beats and a mesmerizing vocal performance that leaves you wanting more.

Post By - Boulent Mustafa

Thursday, 16 July 2015

Easy To Believe delivers a catchy melody, smooth vocals and heart felt lyrics

Sarantos is back with another musical release and this time its in the form of Easy To Believe and profits from sales go to Dupage Pads.

Easy To Believe delivers a catchy melody, smooth vocals and heart felt lyrics.

Sarantos showcases his impressive musical talents to create something special and the concept of using Claymation for the music video is a nice touch.

Post By - Boulent Mustafa

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Junkyard Choir serves up catchy rock beats, killer guitar chords and supercharged vocals

Junkyard Choir are a two piece musical powerhouse from Brighton, England and they describe their music as a stripped down Garage Orchestra of Guitar and Drums, characterized by gritty melodies and commanded by impervious vocals.

Mark provides vocals and plays guitar, whilst Tom is on drums and sometimes provides backing vocals.

The duo formed in 2014 and were formerly known as Dos Hermanos Locos, as Junkyard Choir they released their debut album Let Sleeping Dogs Lie at the end of April.

Sun Moon Stars serves up catchy rock beats, killer guitar chords and supercharged vocals that are perfect for rocking out to, Junkyard Choir have created a rock anthem that should not be overlooked.

If you like what you hear then please check out their album https://junkyardchoir.bandcamp.com/

Website - http://www.junkyardchoir.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/JunkyardChoirUK
Twitter - https://twitter.com/junkyardchoir

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Critical delivers memorable and captivating vocals plus Christina is on point with her lyrics

Christina Skaar is a Norwegian Singer / Songwriter who is signed to Warner Chappell, Scandinavia and she has already written for various artists and lent her vocals to several house tracks but Critical is her debut pop project.

Some of the house tracks that Christina recorded vocals for received support from International DJs such as Tiesto and Timbaland and this led to her joining an artistry masterclass in New York.

Critical delivers memorable and captivating vocals plus Christina is on point with her lyrics and the beat compliments the vocals perfectly and if that wasn't enough the music video is a real work of art - minimal but still a visual delight. 

Website - http://www.christinaskaar.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OfficialChristinaSkaar
Twitter - https://twitter.com/christinaskaar
Post By - Boulent Mustafa