Fergus McKay and Nothing Concrete Ruffle Some Feathers with New Track

Rather like both The Waterboys and Dexy’s Midnight Runners, both of whom Fergus McKay and Nothing Concrete most closely resemble (as the crow flies, ba-dum-tish!), the minute you start to describe them and folk; soul; blues, the quicker you begin to question your haste in defining them. Fergus and his group of disparate followers are folk and blues in the sense they play ‘real’ instruments and sing whilst telling stories but also cabaret in presentation and country in parts…not to mention the dreaded “world” phrase. I could go on.

Though the novelty of tap-dancing female horn players will only paper over cracks in the songwriting for so long but Nothing Concrete do have a unique code for life which sets them aside from many other bands. Having rejected the capitalist roar of the metropolis, they (men, women and children) have relocated from their respective countries across Europe to gather in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surviving (how!?) without television and internet and enjoying a particularly continental Good Life of self-sufficiency. The songs are themselves orphans of sorts, gathered from folk tales and conversations as they travel to their rip-roaring live shows. Old Black Crow is your a-typical blues-folk romp with equal measure of humour and disaster, all viewed from the feathered bystander’s view.

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“Hey Ooo I A O” is Your New Earworm…Like it or Not!

Without question one of the most bizarre things you’ll hear this year, “Hey Ooo I A O” is the brainchild, if that’s the right word, of Patrice Pouzet aka Pat and the Pro’s (his apostrophe, not ours!), resident of one of the most stunning places in the world, Reunion Island. Whilst the white beaches of the Indian Ocean isle might more readily be associated with the indigenous Séga or Maloya styles of music, no-one appears to have told Pat, whose louche bass vocals are the basis for that now rare beast, the novelty song.

A little bit like the sound of The Doors going on holiday to Ibiza, it’s utterly preposterous stuff but not without its entertaining qualities, the main chorus needed corrective surgery to have it removed from your head. Bizarre.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/pat-and-pros

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/20El8slB9lQ1AoKSaxBZdB

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClrPeeAmYwSa2tpxQUN1Wlw

Facebook: www.facebook.com/PatAndThePros/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pat_and_the_pros/

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius? George Swan Releases Stinging Double Whammy

Bluesier than Robert Johnson; more hip-thrusting than Elvis Presley; more riffs than Jimmy Page. George Swan achieves none of these and less. We proudly present one of the most significant musical happenings of the season, the historic pairing of George Swan’s twin tours de force: “Jellyfish” and “Smellyfish”.

 

The echo chamber fuzz bomb of “Jellyfish”, topped with its organ solo, is a lightning bolt of drama The Rolling Stones could only dream of; “Smellyfish”, the tender, heart-wrenching piano-led sibling, speaks directly to the listener’s heart and wrings every drop of emotion from the cosmos:

“You asked me if I’d tried jellyfish,

I said, no, I didn’t realise it was a dish”

“You said you got stung by one before,

The first time you saw one by the shore

The burn was so bad it made you cry

The vinegar helped

It made you smell like a cute little French fry”

Profound; astounding; words beyond meaning – some would say words without meaning. George is everyman. George is a gentleman. George is possibly Superman. This is an experience not to be missed, unless you absolutely have to.

Born in an unspecified swamp and raised by alligators an unclear number of years ago, the legend of George Swan is swathed in half-truths and mystery. What is known is that he moved to the small town of Steveston in British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 18.  He found, gainful employment on the docks,

unloading fishing boats, his childhood affinity with water-based life clearly proving to be to his benefit. By 1997, the entire Canadian west coast fishing industry had collapsed.  The one positive to come out of the calamity being two bands formed with other assorted misfits in life – The Rash and Patsy Decline.  Now, George has emerged as an artist in his own right, with no fewer than three solo albums – it’s swamp rock with a nourishing diet of beer and wild salmon.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-571409490

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7brDLTnkrW9zCLZhVOQ9Je

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTA5ewTTm_tCTLfTjBzFHDw

Bandcamp: https://bigdikblak.bandcamp.com/music

Website: www.bigdikblak.com             

 

Jonny Dee’s Brand New Album Draws Inspiration From The Likes Of Kid Cudi And Childish Gambino

 

 

 

 

 

 

The rising music of today has managed to capture a raw and rootsy feeling that comes hand in hand with the DIY approach that most artists take now.

Jonny Dee has been playing around his local scene for a few years now, and with talent for songwriting, and standing out in today’s market. Jonny Dee’s adolescence like attitude, mix with his laid back vocal style combine to bring the youthful edginess to music.

The release of his brand new album ‘The Human Experience’, which features tracks such as ‘Feedback’ and ‘A ways away’, has been gaining buzz for a while now, and with its release fully underway and complete, there is no excuse for you not to listen to it!

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/iamjonnydee/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamjonnydee

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iamjonnydee/

Website: http://artistecard.com/iamjonnydee

 

Putting A Dark Spin On Things, Wartoad Turn Cliff Richard’s ‘Move It’ The Merky Makeover It Deserves

 

 

 

 

Punk Rock powerhouse Wartoad have been hard at work with the recent release of a brand new full length album, however, as well as that, they have put out their cover of the Cliff Richard’s 2002 favourite ‘Move It’, and its dark, deranged and we are loving it!

Providing us with a new take on this upbeat pop rock gem really shows that Wartoad have managed to diversify themselves enough to create buzz around what they have to offer. With this acoustic, heavy and pounding cover, the guys over in Wartaod are sure to be paving the way for a new generation of punk rockers!

So be sure to check them out:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wartoadpunkband

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp4v3OAPSnr1iZWdeJym5rQ/featured

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/WartoadPunkBand

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wartoadpunkband/

Website: http://uat.badracketdesign.com/wartoad/

Somebody Told Me…Saint Mars’ New Track Has A Heartfelt Message To Anyone Who Has Experienced The Harmful Effects Of Bullying

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is quite an exciting in up and coming music, as well as young singers and stars in the making, however, it takes an established musician to give the younger generations a shot.

Ex Massive Attack guitarist and co have been on the grind to create something powerful and impressive to follow up from their 2017 EP ‘Ocean Blues’, ultimately coming to the completion of their brand new single ‘Somewhere Somebody’.

This track highlights the effects that bullying can have on those who are victim to its mean and horrible acts. To help convey the message, Tryzdin Grubbs, a young singer in the USA, who became an internet sensation after singing an Adele song to his friends and family.

With a powerful ensemble, the stance against bullying is only getting stronger, and we thank you Saint Mars!

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/saint_mars

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJDziNXZFtNpmd_BIZ1z_EA

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SAINT.MARS.OFFICIAL/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarcDarcange?edit=true

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saint.mars/

Website: https://www.saintmars.net

 

Oceans Of Noise Set To Take The Stage For The Release Of Their Self Titled EP

 

 

 

That’s right, you’ll have the chance to hear great tunes live for the release for their brand new EP ‘Oceans Of Noise’.

On the 27th of January, melodic Metal band Oceans of Noise will be playing the London’s ultra-hip Omeara, with the official EP drop having taken place today, this is the perfect way to top off your Oceans Of Noise weekend.

Their EP features great tracks such as ‘Age Of Ghouls’, which make it to the top of my personal favorites from the EP.

So if you don’t want to miss out, be sure to get yourself down to London and celebrate the release with the band!

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/oceans-of-noise/1296282833

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/21HzqFortyEjD2yOdCZAPY

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/oceansofnoise

Facebook: facebook.com/oceansofnoise

Twitter: twitter.com/oceansofnoise

Instagram: instagram.com/oceansofnoiseband

Website: oceansofnoiseband.com