15/10/2018

Freya Alley- Another Man ( Single Review)

Freya Alley is an accomplished and adaptable singer!! That is not a bad statement to start a review on a young star that oozes the ability to appeal to one's emotions. Many readers of this blog will recognise the name of a singer I reviewed back in July.

Alley moved to London from her native Lithuania several years back to pursue a musical career. She soon teamed up with Songwriter Laurence Hobbs from Charthouse Studios, which have found success with notable names like Pixie Lott and Sam Smith.
Frey Alley now treats us to her new single Another Man, a track about the complexities of love that leads to breaking up in a relationship.

I feel this has a slightly darker tone to Come Back, which was released in July. The subtle electronic beats create an eerie atmospheric, that truly symbolises the pain one can feel in this situation.
The most striking attribute of Alley I like is her songwriting, as she writes heartfelt poetry.
This speciality allows the listener to empathise with the subject because they can envision behind it.

Another man combines this songwriting technique with stark music that has similarities to LanaDel Rey. the track opens with a piano-driven passage that maintains a mid-tempo build to Alley's warm and pain etched vocals. The inclusion of drum loops and multi-layered vocals adds to the unsettling feeling when you listen.

You can find out more information by visiting www.freyaalley.com

Alternatively, you can follow her via www.facebook.com/FreyaAlley
www.twitter.com/freya_alley & www.instagram.com/freya.alley

You can also listen to the track below

29/09/2018

Tom Auton- Stay (Single review)

Tom Auton is a 19-year old singer/ songwriter prodigy from Cardiff, Wales. Tom started learning guitar and piano at the age of 9, which has played a large part in his music writing.
If that is not all, he won two national first place awards at "Open Mic UK ( 2014) and " Future Music UK Song Writing Competition a year later.
Tom made his breakthrough breaking into Fender's top Ten undiscovered artists' list, which is an achievement for someone so young. 
He now releases his second EP ' Big Glass Little Bowl',  a follow up to a highly successful debut.

Tom's next single Stay has all the swagger and bravado to be a hit. The overall bluesy sound supplements the hubris of the star's lyrical content about a song  I believe is about falling for the wrong woman.
The simple guitar lines stretch and squeal along to the star's cool vibe. His vocals are not too flashy but are suited to a simple electric acoustic song like this. I would personally like to hear more from this star to see how far he can go with his mercurial talents.
The addition of an edgier piano sound creates another dimension to the music. As one critic, quoted "The young singer songwriter should fill out a deed poll and change his name to The Alchemist - as everything he touches turns to gold.” David Owens,  Music Critic.
 He certainly may be on his way towards reaching gold with more tracks like this one.


You can listen to the track below:



If you like the sound of this, please find more from Tom via his website below

www.tomauton.com

Alternatively, you can follow him via www.facebook.com/tomautonmusic
and  www.twitter.com/tomauton

08/09/2018

Lilith- Monsoon ( Single Review)

Folk Singer/ Songwriter Lilith  returns with her latest single Monsoon, a follow up to Deep Waters,  A track I had the pleasure to review a few months back. Lilith is based in London, having started writing songs at the age of 11, and entering singing competitions.

She recorded monsoon at the same Charthouse studios in london freya Alley and Pixie Lott did. Monsoon  is certainly a track that was not made for rainy days. Instead it showcases the mercurial talent and depths this teenage songstress is able to own This track is a more soulful and stripped back affair from her previous outing. What we get  is a beautiful and warm pop song with nice subtle electric beats that adds warmth to liliths' angelic, and at times, haunting vocals. Monsoon is what makes her unique, that she is able to sing about subjects about feeling lonely puts the listener at ease. This punchy and powerful piece will win her over a host of new fans with it's impressive production and a whole new maturity Lilith continues to gain.

You can find more information about Lilith via   https://www.lilith.london/

or you can follow her  at www.facebook.com/lilithsingersongwriter

Please follow the link below to listen to Monsoon

https://soundcloud.com/user-667018507/monsoon

05/09/2018

Monky Fighters- She From Keg ( Single Review)

Monkey Fighters describe themselves as " Presidents of the Stone Age, or Queens of the USA". This quirky statement underlies the band's energy and strong personality that comes from a band starting off. The Bristol- based group originally formed in 2003. However, the band soon disbanded after releasing an EP, amid a few lineup changes with drummers. They have now returned with a re-recording of those tracks, and recently released debut single
" She From Tiny Keg", initially published at the tail end of last month via all good digital platforms and streaming services.

Monkey Fighters play alternative- grunge- prog rock with an extra does of Punk added to the mix.  If this doesn't pique your interest, the opening riff will whet your appetite. The combination of an edgy bassline and the opening chords of the crunchy guitar riff will instantly keep you hooked. The track manages to sustain this high tempo riff throughout over the steady tempo of bass, that hints at elements of the blues. This keeps the song fresh and engaging for the listener, which supplements the rich vocal lines. The lyrical content is as quirky as the band's name suggest. Yet, this track is a finely constructed piece that climaxes with a well rounded solo that screeches in tandem with the thundering echoes of impressive drumming.

Monkey Fighters may have won the first battle here.

if you'd like more information, please visit their website http://www.helphelpmonkeyfighters.com

or you can follow them via
http://www.instagram.com/monkeyfightersband

http://www.twitter.com/monkeyfighters

http://www.youtube.com/monkeyfighters

http://www.soundcloud.com/monkeyfighters

Please listen to the track below

Rock Chic: Bad Touch - 'Shake A Leg'

Rock Chic: Bad Touch - 'Shake A Leg': Words by Anselm Anderson Bad Touch return with  Shake A Leg , their third album and first release since signing a worldwide album deal ...



Please read my latest review of Bad Touch's latest album " Shake A Leg"

14/08/2018

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