14/08/2018

Rockstarclassics 24- Live

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The latest edition of rockstarclassics, exclusively live on #wbrfm including #acdc #defleppard #foofighters plus new material from #nashvillepussy #grahambonnet and #graveyard

02/08/2018

Lilith- Deep Water ( Single Review)


folk singer/songwriter Lilith started writing songs at the age of 11, and developing her own unique writing style by entering competitions at a young age. Lilith now releases new single "Deep Water" via Charthouse Music Studios in London, where she recently performed at one of their showcase events.

She also recently picked up a highly commended certificate at the 2017 UK Songwriting Competition. I feel Lilith brings a breath of fresh air to an always evolving market in the folk scene. 

Her lyrics are deep and poetic, with a strong message about feeling left out. I believe there are strong comparisons with KT Tunstall and Regina SpektorDeep Water is one of those folk songs that incorporates many different textures and images that creates a feeling of walking on clouds and looking down on the world.

The slow tempo build of acoustic fingerpicking gradually comes to light with the haunting and powerful vocals of Lilith. This song is made o be more evocative with the unusual use of steel guitar and effects that sound similar to a western film.

Lilith produces a warm and tender track designed to attack those senses.




https://soundcloud.com/user-667018507/deep-water

19/07/2018

Maisie Bourke- Don't Let Him ( Single Review)

ChartHouse  Music Studios delivers another young Protege in 17-year-old Maisie Bourke from London. This is the same studio that Pixie Lott, Sam Smith, and last week's cover, Freya Alley have all recorded with.

Bourke has been writing and producing her own unique brand of dark and introspective pop since the age of 11, and "Don't Let Him" is her latest release.

I personally feel the track shares similarities with Miss Alley because of the dark tones and rich embellishment of textures that create an eerie presence.

The opening tinkers of piano keys feel haunting and isolated before  Maisie delivers a plaintive story in wistful vocals that gradually ignite with the powerful chorus. This track is expressive in the theme which is helped as much with the musicianship, as well as the songwriting. The backbeats of a drum loop and stark expressions of piano creates a solid track for fans of Lana DelRey and SIA.


For more information on Maisie, you can visit her website https://artist.spinnup.com/maisie
or follow her on social media accounts http://www.instagram.com/maisiehbb

 If you'd like to listen to the track in full, Please listen to it below;

 

07/07/2018

Freya Alley- Come Back ( Single Review)


Freya Alley is a Singer/ Songwriter based in London.


 She originally arrived in the UK from Lithuania in 2011 to pursue her musical career. Alley soon teamed up with renowned Producer Laurence Hobbs who has achieved success with Sam Smith and Pixie Lott.

 Freya says of her music, "I write my music about inner fights, mistakes, love, unfulfilled dreams, feelings, freedom, addictions and being trapped with someone or within something. I’ve always felt differently when listening to or playing music. I started to hear melodies, sounds and create lyrics in my mind when I was young. Slowly I started to see it as the way of life and put all my energy and spirit into it"  Her music is described as "atmospheric, Cinematic and Poetic", Throw in "Haunting, Melodic, Dark and mesmerising," and that best sums ups Come back. The latest in a number of singles she began to release in 2017

Alley delivers a deep and delicate sound replete with fine string arrangements and emotive lyrics. The opening resonance of piano chords strikes a shiver down one's spine before Alley's harmonic vocals open up like the wild roses she speaks of.   The tempo builds with every image expressed about the lost love she laments. The violins and synths create stirring rhythmic patterns that are as chilling, as they are heart rendering.  The breakdown with the intelligent usage of electric programming does lead the listener to experience every painstaking moment of the singer's anguish. 

Please find a link to track below 

27/06/2018

Almost Autumn- Artist Review


                

Almost Autumn is an appropriate name for this time of year. As the sun burns brightly, Autumn is waiting in the wings for its moment. 

Joelle Edwards AKA Almost Autumn is a music producer/singer/songwriter from Liverpool and her infectious pop is as cheery and delicate as the ray of sunlight that kisses the sky on these summer days. I don't usually review pop music, but Edwards is different. She has that knack to write feelgood and punchy songs that is more suitable for the summer, rather than the autumn.

Edwards writes a social account of her life and her lyrics touch on love, lust and other social occurrences you'd expect in a student’s life.
She has yet to release an album, so I shall be picking a selection of songs from her back catalogue, Available through Bandcamp.

Her music is uplifting and pleasant with hints of folk and electronic beats. She has  potential to tap into the chart music territory that is often occupied by better-known stars.

Snow is a piano-driven ballad entrenched with dazzling keys and heartfelt lyrics. Edwards provides herself with a platform to sing an intimate style as if alone in the room with that special someone. I feel she is suited singing with an instrument because it allows her vocals to flourish, and plays to her songwriting strengths.


Only You is an electronic pop track replete with overlapping synth beats that brings a certain charm to the ears. Edwards knows her audience well. She applies a skilful use of rhyming couplets and mellow vocals that sounds gentle and sweet. The message of true love blends with the electronic loops and overall feelgood factor that could be a breakthrough hit within the commercial market.

Unforgettable is a nice folk track that is another love song with that quaint touch. The vocals are warm and easy to listen to with the strong strums of an acoustic guitar that sets it apart from the other tracks more poppier edge.

Heartless is an indie pop song with a strong percussive rythm structure that flows with Edward's contagious demeanour that shines throughout all her songs. I personally feel the track is about falling for someone who may be trouble, but the effective chorus; and high tempo could definitely appeal to a wider audience.

Overall, Almost Autumn produces several tracks that are easy to listen to and relatable to younger fans. Her music is not generic, but warm and cheerful. I believe she has potential to go far.

If you'd like to read  more from Almost Autumn, please visit

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or, alternatively, if you'd like to hear more of her tracks. You can access her songs via almostautumn.bandcamp.com

or you can follow her via

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16/06/2018

FireBug- Follower ( Single Review)

The California- based Firebug is an Alternative Rock group,, heavily influenced by 70's rock and New Orleans blues. They have been generating a following amongst Festival - goers and concert attendees. The band's groove- orientated rock has enlightened 80,000 fans at Sonisphere in Knebworth, England. The band release Follower ,  the first track from new album Wandering Soul.

The thing that strikes me most about the track is the high energy riff that maintains throughout, and the soulful timbre of lead singer Juliette Tworsey. The 70's influenced vibes makes this an instant favourite with its polished production values and blues-tinged rhythmic patterns.

The track begins with the tantalising hook that leads into the vocals of Tworsey, a rich and tender entrance that hypnotises the listener. Her voice blends with the buzz of guitar -driven desert rock with a nice new Orleans solo that fits in with the structure of the music.

Wandering Soul is now available via itunes.

You can listen to the track below;

04/06/2018

Christopher Taylor- Step Back, Slow Down ( Single Review)

Christopher Taylor is a Singer/ Songwriter from Yorkshire. He has been performing and writing songs for many years as both a soloist as well as in bands. He reached a milestone in 2016 when his debut EP Chasing Rainbows received an Akademia Award.  He now returns with a new single Step back, Slow down from his forthcoming EP Curiosity.

This is an introspective song about making those decisions in your life when things get difficult. The uses of steel guitar and Taylor's mellow vocal lines waver to produce a solid Country song, which begins with the resonant echoes of snare drums before the recognisable sounds of slide guitar encroach like a snake in the grass. This is a light summer track that is thought-provoking in a sense for those who are feeling lost, but the overall tone will leave you feeling good afterwards,  You can listen to the track below