17/12/2018

Chuck Morris- A Good Life ( Single Review)


Words by Anselm Anderson ( Rockstarblogs)

Jazz Drummer Chuck Morris forged a career on The Arsenio Hall Show, before forming his own band  Chuck Morris & Freedom.

The legendary musician now releases new single " A Good Life" from his upcoming new album, due for release in 2019.
The upbeat, jazzy, funk piece has garnered attention across national radio stations, as well as coverage in Europe and Japan. This is none too surprising once you hear the first few seconds of notes that slither across the overt drum -fills and saxophone that introduce this to an all to endearing ear. The funky rhythm of bass skips across nicely to the encompassing vocals of Morris himself. The listener truly hears the joy in his wholesome voice as he bellows out huge vocals lines. The lyrics content feels like an autobiographical account of what makes Morris enjoy his life. This shines through with the harmonic progressions and melodic accompaniment of a talented music section.

 This does not feel showy, but... more a feelgood factor. There is a nice instrumental break midway that you can't help but pat your knees too. The searing keyboards and drums work in tandem to the constant revolving motions of bass that never lets up. Chuck Morris is currently working on a new project with a slew of talented musicians such as Tracy Carter ( Keys) Andrew Gouche ( Bass) Eric Walls ( ( Guitar) Craig Thomas ( Sax) and many more.


You can follow Chuck Morris via www.facebook.com/chuckmorris


You can check out the song by clicking on the Player below;

12/12/2018

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05/12/2018

Kyshera ( Artist Review)

Kyshera is an Alternative Rock act from Cardiff, South Wales.
 The trio- James Kennedy (Guitar & Vocals), Matt Warr (Bass) and Glyn Bateman (Drums) are best described " as a welcome change to the rock scene" with their unique brand of heavy guitars and melody vocal lines.
The band create a blend of rock that has not been experienced since those heady days of the 2000s. They have earned critical acclaim from media outlets one would say are better placed than I to throw out superlatives. BBC Radio 1 sate they were " Warped Genius", whilst Classic Rock Magazine labelled them as " pioneering innovators"

 One listens to either of their three albums- 2010 debut " Paradigm", 2012's Made In China & 2015 Circles- may prove a hard one to argue with. Moreover, Kyshera has also gained notoriety as a live act that plays explosive shows. The band made a breakthrough with the progressive and experimental " Made In China before a crowdfunding campaign helped gain funds needed to create breakthrough album Circles, an album that has been described as the trio's most accessible to date. And it is with this latest, I shall begin my review of this innovative and explorative of acts- Kyshera;
Napoleon is a fine start with its dynamic and bombastic guitar-driven sound. The combination of melodic and harsh vocals creates a staple part of heavy metal stylings with pounding drums, sing-along choruses and an effects-driven solo that closes the track. A fully likeable track that will take people of a certain age back to those nu-metal days.

Behind Enemy Lines, This track leans more towards Nu-Metal stylings with Downtuned Bass, distorted feedback, and chunky guitars that grimace in unison to Kennedy's impassioned lyrics that I think relate to self- identity.

Demon This has to be the standout track on the album with a more commercially accepted sound. The full throttle cries of " You are an animal, and I am your demon" creates a melodic hook that will have fans singing long into the night. I feel the track is about fighting your conscience. The songwriting behind the track is essential with its macabre riff that is personified Tom Morello-esque fretwork guitar and dual melodic/rapping vocals.

  Gone and The Wrong Size favouring more the ballads side of things with tracks that would be apt as closers. This is where the album picks up its intensity once again with Inertia showcasing why this is Kyshera's most accessible album to date. This eerie track has all the hallmarks of a radio hit with the distorted power chords and sardonic vocals reflect the dark nature of the lyrical content of loss and anger. The album wraps up with the aptly titled

The End This tearjerker is a ballad that reflects on moving on. The whispered vocals and acoustic guitar lines help this track be an appropriate finish. Overall, Circles has it's moments with some genuinely rocky tracks that can appeal to a marketable demographic. However, the album does seem to go missing at times during the second half. I feel that Kyshera are a talented hard rock outfit that deserves to be amongst their contemporaries. The production values are a testament to the band's hard work and passion for music. One listens to their three albums will instantly lead you to understand why the Welshmen are so underrated.

 If you'd like to hear more from this outfit, you can visit their website at http://www.kyshera.com/ or, alternatively you can follow the band vis their social media links below;

https://www.facebook.com/KYSHERA/

 https://twitter.com/kyshera https:

//www.youtube.com/user/kyshera You can hear tracks from the album below;

29/11/2018

Lazer & Levi- One More Time ( Single Review)

Lazer & Levi are A Country/ American duo born and raised out the confines of Rocky Mountains of Colorado Springs, USA.

They have been playing bars and clubs since the ages of 10 and 14 respectively, accompanied by the acquisition of a hundred songs written in reserve.

This exciting prospect has performed at many shows and supported many renowned acts.
Lazer & Levi now release their new single "One More Time" is taken from their EP The Prologue. They have been described as "a new twist off of Americana music that is sure to leave you wanting more". and  this is no understatement

This example of upbeat, feelgood Country music really lights up the room with its reflective lyrics and boogie riff, which will lead fans to discover more from their array of written tracks.

"One More Time" opens with an easy on the ear riff-packed full of charm and signature bluesy phrases that supplement the harmonic vocals from the duo. As they croon about those good times, the guitar breaks really amplify their confident Americana sounds with a delectable solo towards the end that underlies the band's ability to write simple songs for a targeted audience.


" One More Time" is off the band's upcoming EP The Prologue

For more information on the duo please visit www.lazerandlevimusic.com

Alternatively, You can follow them via www.facebook.com/LazerandLevi,  www.twitter.com/LazerandLevi &
www.instagram.com/lazerandlevi

20/11/2018

Jimmy Hennessy- Coming Home - ( Single Review)

London- Born singer/songwriter Jimmy Hennessey was raised in the Republic Of Ireland on a staple diet of folk music and ballads. The guitarist has recently been gaining radio exposure and accumulating 10 million streams on his music.

Hennessey now releases latest single" Coming Home", from his debut album Busker Man, which was released in July. He has been described as having "a powerful, emotional voice"; which becomes apparent in this track. Hennessey demonstrates a combination of rich vocals with well- crafted songwriting skills to produce a feelgood song, which comes as no surprise that it has been a radio hit.

"Coming Home" does have the added values of all the songwriter cliches ( whistling, basic chord patterns, harmonised vocals) etc that makes this track work so well. The opening notes begin with the harmonious whistles that help underlie the overall tone.

 Hennessey's whimsical reflections of returning home relate to the listener of a gentleman, who really misses it. The multi-layered use of clapping, piano and acoustic guitar rounds off this upbeat folk track that had this writer tapping his foot long after listening.

Busker Man is now available to buy via Spotify, Deezer and other musical platforms.

If you'd like more information about Jimmy Hennesey, you can do so by visiting http://www.facebook.com/jimmyhennessymusic, & http://www.twitter.com/jimmy_h_music

13/11/2018

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25/10/2018

Backfoot Memory ( Single review)

Backfoot originally formed after meeting through a Queens covers band. Irish drummer Damien Dockery and Armenian vocalist David Zalinian soon began to write their own original material; along with a little help from Hungarian musicians. The outcome is their debut album Running Behind Time.

The result of this is through the latest single "Memory", a combination of funk beats, pop choruses and latin flair. The delicate timbre of the vocal lines creates a hazy resonance with the listener's attentive listening.

The songwriting is a key to how this track works. The simple rhythmic patterns captivate from the start with a steady tempo of electric guitar and piano that repeat phrases to produce a feeling like one is going down an old memory lane. I feel the strengths are from talented musicianship and a rhythm section. The track reaches its climax through a combination of bass, guitar and piano jam session. the funky guitar riff retains its composure over the harmonious purrs of a Latin pulse.

www.backfootmusic.com

www.facebook.com/BackFoot-529632580429811

www.twitter.com/backfootmusic



You can listen to the track below by copy and pasting the link

https://soundcloud.com/backfoot/memory