Zflipa ‘Another Bunch’ – Review

Music, News

Following his previous success with the single ‘Flavours’. A drill reimagining of Justin Timberlake’s Rock Your Body, up and coming rap star Zflipa is back with his enticing new offering ‘Another Bunch’.

The track sees Zflipa take on the power and command of a young London Pablo Escobar as he plays a drug dealer over a day of their life. With a London-setting and iconography of new-wave UK rap.

The song’s catchy instrumentation paired with Zfipa’s hard hitting bars make for a captivating listening experience. The innovative and smart way that Zflipa crafts his bars and puts his full energy into the delivery is a credit to his talent. 

The track is filled with clean and crisp production in the format of mystical and light bell melody on a deep bassline that pumps energy into the track like a heartbeat.

I for one am very excited to see where Zflipa goes next!

Be sure to check out the song below:

Davie Furey ‘History’ – Review

Alternative, Music, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

Singer, songwriter Davie Furey is here with his new Celtic themed anthem ‘History’. His latest single serves as a powerful and poignant boost and stirs a sense of courage and morale in anyone listening to it.

Boasting sharp and acute lyricism and inventive instrumentals, he’s not letting anything slow him down and this latest single serves as a battlecry for this message. 

Paying homage to the classics, The Killers, Thin Lizzy, and Horseslips, Davie Furey has managed to put his own spin on ‘History while creatively channelling his inspirations. 

The track pushes a narrative concerned with confidence and positivity, an iconic anthem that would fit perfectly into a large crowd setting. Furey’s smooth, husky vocals fit perfectly within the arrangement with the opening procession and the striking guitars placed front and centre. With this Furey given ample room to play.

It’s clear Davie Furey will continue to push the boundaries and stick to the beat of his own drum. As he continues to genre-bend and blend classic influences into something great.  

‘History’ is available on all streaming platforms now!

Aria ‘The Next Life’ – Review

Experimental, Music

Composer Aria is here with latest single ‘The Next Life’ released in celebration of Earth Day. 

The single, is an accurate account of the current times and loosely bases itself on the current situation around the world with regards to environmental issues. 

Right off the bat, the track sounds mesmerizingly powerful. It has a way of drawing you in until suddenly you find yourself lost in the music. At about forty seconds in, rapper R Reed’s voice hypnotizes the listeners and whisks them into an inspiring tale.  

Although the track contains an eerie insight into the current times, anybody listening will be struggling not to be whisked away on a hazy daydream.  The newly released song offers a reality check with its sobering undertones.  

At times, it sounds as if the music and lyrics are pitted against each other. On the one hand, the music offers a sense of relaxation whereas the lyrics reiterate the important issues that Aria is so passionate about bringing awareness to.

Check out ‘The Next Life’ by Aria below.

John O’Brien releases his latest single ‘The Spiders Love Web’

Music, News, Singer-Songwriter

John O’Brien (J.O.B.E) has recently released his latest single ‘The Spider’s Love Web’ and if you haven’t already checked it out, go and do it now! It definitely makes for a compelling listening experience. 

This folk-y style song with classic rock elements is a testament to O’Briens storytelling abilities and the streaming figures speak for themselves! Having already achieved 2.5 million Spotify streams and over 500,000 YouTube views, there hasn’t been a better time for the single, which has already surpassed 71,000 Spotify streams.

Explaining the plot of his hit single John states: 

“On a hot steamy night at the dance club, he is searching for a warm nocturnal with an attractive, compliant woman. He finds her, or so he thought. She dances, her sexy well-built body pulsing to the thundering music and to the club’s gleaming flashing lights”

John O’Briens music clearly resonates with audiences on a global scale. With such large streaming figues and having previously performed in the US, Madrid, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Sidney, and the Caribbean, John O’Brien is a worldwide success story. 

The next stop for O’Brien is the UK so be sure to check out one of his shows near you and stream ‘The Spider’s Love Web’ out now! 

JULY 2022 TOUR SCHEDULE

19th – Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

21st – The Bullingdon, Oxford

23rd – The Leeds Warehouse, Leeds

26th – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

28th – SUB89, Reading

31st – Camden Assembly, London

New indie star Red Shakes new single ‘Sad Teenager Song (Okay)’ out tomorrow!

Indie, Music, News

New artist in the indie scene is Red Shakes and he is the embodiment of everything that makes indie music so brilliant. His latest single ‘Sad Teenager Song (Okay)’ has all the features on a great indie track, so make sure you give it a listen.

Being inspired by indie legends such as The Kooks, Vampire Weekend and Razorlight. It’s clear that this artist is well on his way to joining his heroes in being a staple of the indie scene. With lyrics that unashamedly captures the bittersweet melancholy of British youth Red Shakes is definitely a talent to watch. 

Red Shakes has already gained quite the reputation as a performer, harnessing that guitar driven alternative sound that carried music in the 00’s.

Be sure to check out ‘Sad Teenager Song (Okay)’ tomorrow!

Tony Goff & The Broken Colours ‘Mirrors’ – Review

Indie, Music, New Bands

Tony Goff & The Broken Colours is a fresh lick of paint to rock and roll as we know it. The band have developed a distinctive charm, which will no doubt play a huge part in this new single ‘Mirrors’. In many ways, this will be a coming of age record – firmly setting the tone of who they are not only through reflection, but pointing towards the future.

Latest single ‘Mirrors’ sees Tony Goff & The Broken Colours draw on inspirations from indie legends such as The Kooks, Arctic Monkeys and Sam Fender, exploring difficulties of self identification while serving a straight up indie bop. The band certainly takes that pop rock element in their stride, creating something that is comfortingly familiar, while absolutely their own.

Speaking of this latest release Tony stated: The Current album being written and the singles from it, relate to Tony Goff’s personal struggles and challenges,  but written in an uplifting way as almost to remind Tony of what he has to do.  

However, Tony Goff & The Broken Colours in this track adds a different dimension. With a sprightly melody, bustling rhythm and vibrant vocals, the tone shifts more to accepting oneself rather than dwelling in discomfort. This results in something that is not only brutally honest, but catchy and fun – a hit that is both validating and full of hope.

Check out some of Tony Goff & The Broken Colours previous bangers here. You can also catch the promising band at the following shows:

2nd April – HMV, instore show High Wycombe 1pm

5th April – Hertfordshire,  Biggleswade,  The White Swan

17th April – Stanford le Hope – 80 days restaurant 

May 6th – The Couch – Headline Show – Bracknell

18th June – Swanmore Fest

 10th Sep – Trinity Bar London

Wavewulf announces lead single from new album

Electronic, Experimental, Music, News, Synth

Alt- pop sensation Wavewulf  is due to release his brand new single ‘Luft’ which will feature as the lead single from his upcoming experimental new album The North and the Sea

Wavewulf is known for his avant-garde and atmospheric  compositions and this latest release is no different with the experimental  style that he creates with the help from a wide range of synths and electronic keys in the track. 

Sticking to the genre of  alt-pop which  Wavewulf  excels in, this immersive and captivating new single has an innovative sound inspired by the likes of Aphex Twin, Kraftwerk and Jean-Michel Jarre. 

Speaking of his upcoming album Wavewulf stated that: 

“The album was inspired by a recent trip to Iceland. At a time when I was feeling claustrophobic and disconnected, I found a sense of freedom in the power of the sea. Being alone, being together, being connected, being disconnected.”

Be sure to check out Wavewulf’s latest single ‘Luft’ out on the 18/03 but in the meantime check out his music below!

Tod Almond releases tantalising tease track in step towards new album

Music, Rock

On September 4th, Tod Almond releases his latest single, ‘Start Again’ in a bid to tease us of the release of his debut album ‘If Only You Could See’ which is set to drop on 2nd October. This is a hugely welcome return to his classic rock song-writing and guitar prowess.

Almond is based in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire and has stuck true to the maxim, “do what makes you happy!” Teaching himself guitar as a teenager, he became hugely attached to his first acoustic guitar, then moving on to electric guitar, bass and drums – developing and understanding of each instrument intuitively and learning by ear.

“My children keep asking me, ‘When will you be on Spotify?’ I said, ‘It won’t be long. They just want me to be something. I really want them to hear, see and feel my happiness”

Tod almond

The single is a true, raw, down to Earth example of a classic rock tune – filled with searing solo’s and hard-rock hooks, you will be drawn to listen again and again.

Make sure to follow Tod on social media to be the first to hear about the release of ‘Start Again’ on September 4th and album ‘If Only You Could See Me’ on October 2nd.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/todalmondmusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/todalmond Website: https://todalmond.com
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/todalmond/11-start-again-radioedit/s-X7kHmfdkEWA
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4LmYtGq5ZeOlWWYYwXhObc
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwqxnC6nZ9_FX7py0ntJYnA

ROCK WERCHTER SHAPES UP FOR ITS MOST IMPRESSIVE YEAR YET

Music, Music Festival, Rock

Rock Werchter shapes up for its biggest year – Liam Gallagher, Placebo, Disclosure and more just added.

ROCK WERCHTER SHAPES UP FOR ITS MOST IMPRESSIVE YEAR YET

PEARL JAM, THE STROKES, KENDRICK LAMAR, SYSTEM OF A DOWN

TWENTY ONE PILOTS, PIXIES, BECK, THOM YORKE TOMORROW’S MODERN BOXES, FAITH NO MORE, THE STREETS, AND ANDERSON .PAAK AND THE FREE NATIONALS, WILCO, KEANE, SUM 41, LEWIS CAPALDI, THE LUMINEERS, RAG’N’BONE MAN, DERMOT KENNEDY, YUNGBLUD, VOLBEAT, BLACK PUMAS, MEUTE, AND THE PRETTY RECKLESS

JUST ANNOUNCED: LIAM GALLAGHER, DISCLOSURE, PLACEBO, HAIM, MICHAEL KIWANUKA, KACEY MUSGRAVES AND JORJA SMITH

PLUS: BRITTANY HOWARD, CIGARETTES AFTER SEX, THE BIG MOON, BIG THIEF, BICEP LIVE, JIMMY EAT WORLD, ARCHIVE, TONES AND I AND JOOST

MORE ACTS TO BE ADDED FOR BELGIUM’S BIGGEST WEEKEND THIS SUMMER

THURSDAY 2ND – SUNDAY 5TH JULY 2020
WERCHTER, BELGIUM
www.rockwerchter.be

The lineup for Rock Werchter, Belgium’s largest music festival, is gradually shaping up. Huge acts like Pearl Jam, The Strokes, Kendrick Lamar, System of a Down, Twenty One Pilots and Volbeat will take the stage. Other prominent performers on the lineup are Beck, Faith No More, Pixies, Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals and Wilco. Rock Werchter is always a cast-iron guarantee of the best line-up, and it’s no different in 2020. 

Sixteen new names have just been announced for the line up. New for Thursday 2 July are Haim, Disclosure and The Big Moon. On Friday 3 July Liam Gallagher, Archive, BicepLive, Cigarettes After Sex and Brittany Howard play at the festival. Jorja Smith, Jimmy Eat World and Tones and I join the line-up for Saturday 4 July. New on for Sunday 5 July are Placebo, Michael Kiwanuka, Kacey Musgraves, Big Thief and Joost.

The bill was already looking packed, with more huge acts like LewisCapaldi, The Lumineers, Keane, Rag’n’Bone Man, Black Pumas, Dermot Kennedy, Sum 41, MeuteThe Pretty Reckless and TheStreets, all spread across four stages over four days this July.

Delivering unrivalled line ups for over four decades, Rock Werchter stakes its reputation on booking the biggest headliners and best young talents every summer, and is known around the world for exceeding expectations year after year. 

The multi-award winning event determinedly programmes across all genres. From hard rock to soul, and from bright funk to pure pop. From eclectic indie to intimate singer-songwriters, and with a techno-flavoured brass band to top things off.

Anything can and will happen at Rock Werchter, where the conditions are exceptional and the festival feeling is always electric. It’s no wonder this international hit remains a regular fixture in every music lover’s diary.

Tickets for Rock Werchter 2020, which takes place from Thursday 2nd July to Sunday 5th July at the Festivalpark in Werchter (Belgium), are now on sale from ticketmaster.be

ROCK WERCHTER 2020 LINE UP SO FAR:

Thursday 2 July
Main Stage: Pearl Jam, Pixies, The Lumineers, Rag’n’Bone Man, Haim
The Barn: Disclosure, Beck, Wilco
The Slope: Black Pumas, The Big Moon

Friday 3 July
Main Stage: The Strokes, Liam Gallagher, Lewis Capaldi
The Barn: Archive, Cigarettes After Sex
KluB C: Bicep Live, Brittany Howard

Saturday 4 July
Main Stage: Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots, Faith No More, Anderson .Paak and the Free Nationals, Dermot Kennedy, Keane
The Barn: The Streets, Jorja Smith, Jimmy Eat World
KluB C: Tones and I

Sunday 5 July
Main Stage: System of a Down, Volbeat, Placebo, Yungblud, The Pretty Reckless, Sum 41, Joost
The Barn: Thom Yorke Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes, Michael Kiwanuka, Kacey Musgraves, Big Thief
KluB C: Meute

Tickets & info: https://www.rockwerchter.be/en/
Hi res images: https://lne.box.com/s/a6syxkhs9mfhkipx6ahc96qnl3vrcifc
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rockwerchterfestival/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RockWerchter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockwerch
Videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/rockwerchterfestival
Playlists: https://open.spotify.com/user/rockwerchterofficial
2019 After movie: https://youtu.be/x4RIhwfEz1A
#RW20

Eddy Lee Ryder Gets Intense On Silver Chain

Music, Rock

From the deep, dark depths of New York City comes songwriter Eddy Lee Ryder, an artist always ready to grab your attention. A perfect throwback to the 70’s music culture, Ryder channels the likes of Stevie Nicks, Kate Bush and Elvis Costello, and aims to keep organic rock mentality alive.

Released as part of a forthcoming 6-track EP, “Expected to Fly”, Silver Chain is accompanied by a video which is as alluring as her sound, with burlesque dancers, a cast of misfits and some guy called Ron Jeremy. The songstress aims to be many things, the most notable of which: unforgettable. She is sure to turn a few heads in her journey to the top.

‘Silver Chain’ is out now.

Follow Eddy Lee Ryder:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EddyLeeRyder/

Twitter: www.twitter.com/EddyLeeRyder

Instagram: www.instagram.com/eddyleeryder

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjWevzG-cPN2-00qHC0Hseg