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!
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!
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!
Composer Stephen Emmer is here with his latest offering Maison Melody AM:PM and wow are you in for a treat! The immersive audio experience is a one of a kind listening event for his audience.
Maison Melody AM:PM is one of the world’s first immersive neo-classical concept-albums in the cutting-edge Dolby Atmos format. Listeners are transported into the world of the composer as they explore the synergy between the pieces the composer creates and the space that he inhabits.
The inspiration for pioneering this new sound was that Emmer wanted to bring his vision of focusing on the relationship between an artist and their space and make this concept into reality.
For the full realised vision, the composition is best experienced through headphones as Emmer has carefully thought out how each noise and instrument fits in the space creating a rich audio environment for the listeners. Maison Melody AM:PM is out now , be sure to check out this unique work of art by Stephen Emmer.
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!
With the resurgence in popularity of physical media, you’d think more companies would be offering storage solutions for records, tapes and CDs. Sure, you can pop down to IKEA and get yourself a generic shelving unit, and these are fine, but what if you’re looking for something a bit more special? That’s where UK-based company Tunetables comes in. Their idea, quite simply, is genius. What they’ve done is taken the design of musical-instrument flight-cases (you know the sort – you’ve seen them on countless record covers and in countless photo-shoots) and build these into bespoke storage/tables for your precious music collection.
There’s a good story behind this. Rob Chappelhow, the man behind the company, is clearly a music-fan himself. He got the idea for Tunetables after visiting the Joe Strummer exhibition in Covent Garden. In Rob’s words: “Set out under an acrylic plinth was Strummer’s personal tape cassette collection…his musical heritage and inspiration perfectly showcased. It was totally spellbinding. I soon started to conceptualise how I could create my own version of this…a personal time capsule of life-affirming music. I wanted something that could be inherently useful, something that I would see and use every day, and that would be a talking point for like-minded music enthusiasts.”
Supreme Unbeing is a progressive rock and power metal band from Sweden, they emit mystery and ambiguity, led by vocalist Zac Red, along with his fellow band members D. Vine (Lead Guitar), D.Sciple (Rhythm Guitar), Unknown (Bass), and Al Mytee (Drums).
Taking an MF DOOM / Gorillaz-esque approach by using animated characters to enforce their already mysterious appearance, the band has recently transformed this into flesh and blood identities. Their debut album Enter Reality impacted the music industry in October 2020 which gained 3rd place in “Album of the Year” according to the readers of Swedish Rock Magazine. Since then, their debut quickly made astounding accomplishments such as entering Spotify Playlists, placing themselves on New Metal Track’s and Thrasher’s, as well as gaining an astonishing +5.5 million video and digital streams in less than 12 months since the LP’s release.
This month, October 22, 2021, release the first prophetic and ominous-sounding single Face of Evil, from their upcoming second album Enduring Physicality, which is to be released on 22 February 2022. Lead vocalist Zac Red acts as a “physical form of our consciousness”, according to the band, what is to be expected is an album that emits a message that is close to our own personal thoughts, something everyone can connect with.
Zac Red states about the new E.P: “This song is about self-proclaimed kings, tyrants, societal leaders… and your friends. Whether you have your own life agenda or not, they’ll manipulate and rob you of your free will to get what they want with their – as the song goes – ever-changing ‘Face Of Evil’. Humans are dual in nature, it’s nothing to be ashamed of, we all have a good side and an evil side, which side, and face, you decide to show at any given moment is yours to balance carefully on this grand stage. How do you want to be remembered?”
Due to the band’s ambiguity, not much is known about them, but their animated videos Animals and You’ll Never Make It, both of which premiered in REVOLVER Magazine, areclassed as a great success by their many fans. The new music video for Face of Evil stars Swedish actor Dragomir Mrsic, who is known for acting in “Snabba Cash” and “Edge of Tomorrow” where he co-stars along with Tom Cruise.
The band members jointly agree that they are “On a quest to enlighten the people of the Earth through heavy riffs, astounding solos, and intriguing lyrics” which is something they continue to do through Face of Evil.
The track is mixed and mastered by Sebastian “Seeb” Levermann, vocalist/guitarist of German founded metal band Orden Ogan, the track is available now for streaming and download on all major music platforms including Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer.
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.”
The one night only show coming to The Troxy in London on the 22nd of October is not to be missed by any one who can appreciate a rock show, or the theme of two lovers with a doomed relationship. Cruel by Tibor Molnar is an original opera that challenges classical musical genre characterization. It is a mixture of a rock symphonic poem with a pop/rock/sung through musical. The music encapsulates the wide range of emotions in the play, from agony to ecstasy in a futile challenge to equilibrate morality with the unstoppable craving for love.
The story deals with the emotional exploration of an unattainable love relationship between a married man and a libertine girl dying of cancer. What impresses most is the acuteness, the depth and the versatile perspective revealed in this musical exploration. The point of the dramatical musical poem is that love is something that chooses us as opposed to the other way round, and that gaining your heart’s desire is as much a tragedy as losing it, as relationships doom us all.
The UK premiere of CRUEL is definitely suitable for those who are sick of seeing the same thing and hearing the same old story. The show will not only deliver in terms of its musical expertise in the form of four talented vocalists, but it will also leave the audience with some food for thought on the complexities of love and relationships.
Being labelled ‘The Biggest Unsigned Band’ isn’t exactly the label every band would want in the day and age, but when you are playing to crowds bigger than Adele’s, surely they are doing something right!
This fantastic compilation of tracks derives from the minds of three talented musicians; Rob, Adam and Peter, who make up the band that is Chasing Deer. Additionally, it’s hard to pin down what exact genre this band are. They may label themselves as ‘Pop’ but the elements of indie, and what can only be described as ‘Muse-like’ comparisons, make it very original.
The simplicity of the album cover almost completely contrasts from the complexity of their tracks, but this is an excellent way of hiding away all the excellence of this album, until it is listened to in full.
What does is sound like?
There are a lot of elements in most tracks which emit tonal comparisons of Arctic Monkeys (pre-2015/or when they were good if you want to call it that…). The guitars are very well mixed within the tracks, and overall the album has a fantastic fluidity to it, that doesn’t drop it consistency at anytime throughout, making it an excellent album to play on a long car journey!
Of course it is easy to sit and compare them to other existing bands, but what should really be focused on is the fact that they are incredibly talented musicians, with the idea of expressing their passions and stories through music which all can enjoy.
It is difficult to been even the slightest bit negative about this album, and there is no doubt that with the slightest bit of promotion, this will be an absolute hit.
The album will be released on Friday 30th November 2018, with an early physical release on 22nd November at their Album Launch Show, taking place at Bush Hall. This will will see them perform a fully BSL accessible show, with an interpreted performance on stage. Audience members will be able to get their hands on the CD a whole week before general release, in addition to copies of a very limited vinyl release!