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.
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:
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
With social divide, negative political impact and war raging on, people look to leaders, artists and professionals to guide them into the light, and this time Anarchy Reigns are taking a shot at being the voice of the people.
The new track ‘Hypocrisy’ is a gritty, politically charged, fury fueled anthem. The boys from Anarchy Reigns have constructed an opus which is fantastically delivered, and received with open arms.
The heavy gain and volume turned up to 11, the phat and fuzzy classic metal sounds and the melodic sorcery that hitch so brilliantly conveys, all come together to make this track, and we are so glad that they did.
Be sure to check out the track as well as all the other great content coming from the Anarchy Reigns camp:
To some, it may feel like a bold statement to say that Satan himself is residing in heaven, however, to Cholesterol Jones its just plain truth.
The folk singer has released a track that expresses his opinion on the election of Donald trump. The metaphor behind the name entertains is the idea that someone who is destructive and unfair, is now ruling the USA. Donald being Satan, Heaven being the US.
The track itself is an ensemble of acoustic folk, with light instrumentation and the inclusion of a gospel singer, giving it the ultimate feel.
The song is available now, so be sure to check it out.
The birth of all great things. Some start with a bang, some grow great things grow into something amazing. However, as soon as the Nave Blues came onto the scene, where they were from was irrelevant, and fans wanted to know more.
Nave Pundik, the lead singer and harmonica player has put all of his efforts into bringing audiences the best and newest fusion of blues rock, mixed with gothic elements in song writing and instrumentation.
Their brand new album ‘TheNaveBlues’ will be a great treat for any music lover, let alone blues rock.
Backed with drums, bass and guitar, the bands ensemble is a great treat for anyone who gets to witness them.
Based in Normay, this is an new band, for the new genre, so be sure to check them out:
Underground Indie band, The Sheratons are set to start their rise with new single ‘Better Days’, which will please all your music loving needs.
The youthful outlook on life the Sheratons posses, will most likely convert any of us into life loving and enthusiastic music Listeners. This is all down to the work and style that each member has brought forward, making the Sheratons a dangerous but welcoming force.
the 4 members of the Sheratons come together with a positive attitude and individuality, with Finley Ryan (rhythm guitar and vocals), bringing a paisley-mod style through his doc martins and attitude to playing. While Emma Liu keeps the sharp rhythms and beats steady on the drums, with bassist James Jowett. Lead vocals come from Kane Bulleyment, who’s lead guitar playing is precise and to the point, giving the Sheratons the ultimate arsenal.
They are currently over half way through their tour, with only 2 dates left, a show at Zanzibar in Liverpool on the 21st October and the finisher being held in Leeds at the Lending room on the 18th November.
Be sure to check them out:
Sheratons Website: www.the-sheratons.co.uk