It's a licious mix of Dark, Post-Punk, Cross-Genre & Electronic Creativity, it's a love for the dark & experimental, style roams between Dark Ballads, Dark Wave, Genre Hoppers & Punk/Electronca that DJ Mac incorporates all of these in one powerful indie compilation, i would describe it as 'Pioneers In Alternative Music".
The bands & artists featured on this awesome compilation are now part of the Darkwave revial who tend to draw a fanbase who are a combination of the hipster subculture/older post-punk bands.
DJ Mac of WoodyRadio presents a digital compilation album of Post-Alternative Bands gathered from all around the world for the first time, these artists are from The UK, US, France & Germany & they all embody a new fresh unique fusion in the art of music, making the term "Alternative".
These bands/artists & songs represent respect for & musical influences of past alternative genres with an original updated sound & lyrical genius lyrics, ranging from the Dark, Post-Punk influenced melodies of Hyena Motorcade, Hearts Fail, The Secret Post, The Seraphim Rising, Kill The Reflection, IceChrystalls, To the Cross-Genre brilliance of Carved Lies, 13 Monsters & Stigmata, To the Electronic Creativity of Neuron Dreamtime, Vodsel & Preacherz Of The Savage Truth just to name a few.
This group of creative bands offer originality & non-conformity paying homage to the past allows us to acknowledge where you've been while going somewhere new.
So much music flows through the world let this Dark Wave wash over you!!
This International Collaboration from 15 Independent Bands & One Internet Radio DJ will be delivered for no charge using Bandcamp it's available now check it out here: www.postalternativevisions.bandcamp.com
Friday, 8 November 2013
Sunday, 20 October 2013
Paul McCartney is back with his first collection of genuinely essential new pop songs with a licious twist since 2007's low-key 'Memory Almost Full", the 71 year old pop legend hooks up with a crack team of relatively young/hip producers to deliver his most enjoyable and energetic album in ages.
Tuneful and poppy but with an intuitive rock 'n' roll edge my verdict: STILL FAB!!!
The theme of a man living in the present and constantly reinventing himself while acknowledging his history is reinforced by his quartet of collaborators: new kids Paul Epworth (who helmed Adele's 21) & Mark Ronson (who won Paul over after DJ-ing at his wedding to Nancy Shevell) are joined by Giles Martin & Ethan Johns (the sons of George Martin & Glyn Johns, who both worked with The Beatles).
Every song is full of charisma & charm i was hooked from the start i'm a beatle obsessive a huge fan of Macca he truly is amazing, mesmerising & a total legend in his own right! Echoes of the past are apparent from the off, the opening track 'Save Us' is one of several songs - 'Everybody Out There' & 'I Can Bet' is another - that nod in the direction of Wings. the dreamy groovy psychedelia of 'Alligator' & the sunny beautifully sung title track (both produced by Ronson) with the latter hark back to The Beatles circa 'Penny Lane' & 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.
'On My Way To Work' recalls McCartney's early solo hit 'Another Day', while the astounding 'Early Days' addresses his bugbear about those who get their Fab Four facts wrong.
The whole album is very experimental & i just love it! It is euphoric & hypnotic a stand out gem highly infectious! 'Looking At Her' an imaginative blend of electro & brazilian bossa nova frisky rhythms for a feel good shakedown & then their is the Giles Martin-produced 'Appreciate' a mixture of hip hop loops & synthetic drums, he puts his own unique stamp on his music his trademark so to speak.
McCartney has made an amazing comeback i love the fact that he is always reinventing himself he is an absolute legend one word EPIC!!!! Beatles obsessives will not be disappointed.
Thursday, 10 October 2013
I had the pleasure of attending a Sam Smith & Company Gig last month 29/9/13 who i would describe as drenched in Rock n Roll Galore with a licous Indie Twist! Serious noise is being made within this band and WOW i was blown away by their music it was such an energetic show i loved every minute of it they had incredible stage presence the lead singer/frontman had such an amazing connection with the audience with lashes and lashes of confidence and amazing strong vocals he belonged up on that stage he was born for performing, each member of the band had extreme STAR QUALITY!!!
Sam Smith & Company are an unsigned band they are a cross between The Artic Monkeys & The Stone Roses every choon they make is awesome full of electrfying Indie/Rock n Roll that make you want to let go of your inhibitions, feel the gritty sexy bass & rock vibes ripple through your body and just DANCE DANCE DANCE!!!
They have a wicked friendly fire, all their songs are capitvating tightly performed they are full of experimentalism clutching a new species of genre, they are the face of Independent music they are what i call 'Emerging Icons', i love their signature guitar riffs, and excellent deep bass and drum work the sky is the limit for this band.
The band consists of: Sam Smith - Vocals & Guitar, Chris Gilman - Guitar, Vocals, Peter Toner - Drums & Percussion & Jack Farnworth - Bass.
This awesome band deserve your undivided attention, i can see great things happening for them they are the band to watch they are going to set the rock scene ablaze, things can only get better as they continue to excel musically, they've got the right elements to stick in your head for a long time as you'll be craving for more, with the tracks erupting after the first guitar strike & not stopping until the EP is over the band have really pulled out all the stops with their powerful hard rock sound, you'll probably want to remember this band's name as you will be hearing alot more from them.
They take alot of inspiration from a range of epic/iconic bands from the 80's & 90s up to the present these guys ultimately like to mix it up and create their own licious & unique fusion that is Sam Smith & Company, if you haven't heard of Sam Smith & Company give your ears a chance & check out their music it's absolutely rocktastic, what more could you ask for? Great vocals, epic guitar & drum work, awesome band chemistry which absolutely shines when they perform their energy really fills the whole room & you instantly buzz off it, they naturally get the crowd madly excited me included they are the real deal they are rapidly developing into a powerful prosposition in the live environment & quickly building a strong fan base & following they gig relentlessly to win your love.
Sam Smith & Company is a collection of fine talent you should consider this The A Team of the unsigned music world, their Debut EP is titled "From Heathens To Devils" is out now which you can purchase off iTunes.
A few quotes of mine describing this licious authentic band:
"A love of indie & hard rock blended into a delicious fusion of awesome choons they are on top of my breakthrough list for 2013"
"Raw, Edgy Rockness, Wicked Drum Beats & Double the Guitar Beats paves the entrance for the front man who binds the band perfectly together"
Sam Smith & Company is what Independent music is all about they are very much a modern day band who delivers pure class indie/rock music from the heart of Manchester.
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Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Let me introduce the licious indie pop party duo that is 'High Safari'
The band consists of James Parker and Nigel Gamage they formed in 2011 after they met at Sheffield University and bonded over a love for The Shins and Elliot Smith, after writing together for a year they headed into the studio on a small budget recording, producing and mixing their debut album 'Skylight' which they completed in one week the track listing consists of the following tracks:
- Hey Hombre!
- Come Into The Night
- Orient Express
- The Park
- Waves On Waves
They have released the album onto bandcamp where it is available to stream and download for FREE, as soon as you clasp your ears onto this awesome music you'll be craving for more, their infectious fun lovin' sound is full of charisma & charm you will just buzz off their high energy, feel good up beat choons they get me up dancing every time they are just AMAZING!!
Download the album here: www.highsafari.bandcamp.com
Each song is beautifully put together you'll be hitting that repeat button! James & Nigel are two very creative individuals who are extremely unique with their own brand of indie pop they are the band to look out for as they are the new indie pop sensation in a class all of their own, they are not trying to sound like anyone else they have put their own twist and stamp on it with a new experimental distinctive feel to indie music that is not out today they combine energetic, cheerful pop full of passion and indie galore to boot and what i like to call infectious licious ear candy now that's what you want when you listen to music you want something new and different and these boys really deliver that.
Every song off 'Skylight' stands out it is just utter perfection and is absolutely flawless, check them out and if you love indie music with a licious twist of pop then 'High Safari' is the band for you so if you like what you hear please share with your friends and spread the word.
High Safari have that STAR QUALITY check them out on these links:
Tuesday, 6 August 2013
She is absolutely breathtaking she delivers emotionally charged charismatic songs which are alluringly appealing, hypnotic & mesmerizing you will probably want to remember this girl's name as you will be hearing alot more from her, she has such a powerful voice which is pure and delicate she shares beautiful vocal similarities with the likes of Kate Bush & contemporary classical singer Hayley Westenra.
She is the face of unsigned music this is where the true talent is right here in independent music she's totally in a class of her own with her own unique & distinctive style of sound, she deserves your undivided attention her music will stick in your head for a long time.
Amy started to recognise her talent when she began writing music at the age of 12, learn't to play keyboard at the age of 13 and taught herself how to play the piano, much of a quiet child she kept most of her feelings & emotions within herself her music became her tool to communicate the feelings that she couldn't speak.
Her licious & beautiful song 'Big Bear Hug' had it's first radio play on BBC Radio Manchester on the 6th July 2013 This is what Michelle Hussey (Presenter) for BBC Radio Manchester had to say:
'I couldn't switch her off, i had to listen to all the tracks one after the other again & again (in regards to songs 'Big Bear Hug', Ruby Slippers' & 'Vomit at my heart' it's just a really beautiful piece of work i really like her'
All her songs are written & composed by Amy-Letitia, piano & vocals by Amy, violin on 'Big Bear Hug' & 'Ruby Slippers' by Karolina Ignatowicz, violin on 'Vomit out my heart' by Tim Allen, recorded at Blueprint Studios Manchester.
Amy has been working on her EP 'Holding Stars' over the last year recording at Blueprint Studios & has just had her launch gig at Night & Day Cafe in Manchester on the 21st May which has also been released on itunes aswell as 200 other online stores, she wrote the visual conception & chose the location & props to her first music video for 'Big Bear Hug' which is the most beautiful music video i have ever seen amazing location i want to go there!!!
Her track list for Holding Stars:
- Holding Stars
- Big Bear Hug
- Ruby Slippers
- Vomit out my heart
- The Cold Whisper
- Like Heaven
Her songs are so passionate very charismatic they lure you in with charm & mystery they send shivers down my spine so captivating it's licious ear candy absolutely gorgeous, two words to describe her is 'Flawless' & 'Perfection', i instantly fell in love with her music after hearing 'Big Bear Hug' you crave for more, her music arrangement is outstanding & beautifully put together.
Has appeared on ALLFM Radio in 2009 which got her radio play for her songs 'Personal Angel' & 'Conversation' aswell as being interviewed.
She loves listening to various genres of music from which she takes inspiration material such as: Bjork, Kate Bush, Niki & The Dove, Enya, Grimes, Lana Del Rey, Bats For Lashes, Florence & The Machine to orchestral film composers such as John Debney, Hans Zimmer & James Horner & classical crossover singers like Hayley Westenra & Charlottte Church to post rock ballads like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion.
Quoting Amy she has said 'It's hard for me to box myself in because i transend genre, i write from a subconscious place of mind, my music is a reflection of everything i am', 'Music is who i am, not what i do'.
She writes to become one with her emotions to engage in her subconscious, thoughts & to express her feelings, music is her childhood saviour, her companion, closest friend & therapy, music has always been an integral part of her life, you can't define her music it's so distinctive & unique that's what i love about her she writes thought provoking lyrics and delicious melody lines.
I can really feel the elements of Bat For Lashes, Enya, Bjork, Florence & The Machine & Kate Bush in her music which i just adore it's an experimental licious fusion of different styles & influences full of ambience.
Listen to her music & hit that replay button & spread the word about the most amazing & charismatic singer around.
Check out Amy-Letitia on these links:
Saturday, 13 July 2013
The Bedroom Hour is a dynamic indie/acoustic melodic band from West London!
Get their debut EP 'Themes' now off soundcloud:
Their suburb guitar work sets in motion songs of pure warmth & optimism their songs are just damn lovely their power-charged choons include: 'Midnight Game', 'X Marks The Spot', 'Shadow Boxer', 'Submarine', 'Nocturnal' & 'Heart Will Haunt'
The Bedroom Hour consists of:
- Stuart Drummond - Vocals
- Rob Payne - Guitar
- Dan Rider - Bass
- Mark Dudley - Keyboard
- Lewis Cosham - Drums
The heady mix of experience, knowledge & talent in these five individuals makes the dynamic of the band both unique & charismatic, all members contribute to ideas/songwriting the whole creative process, all of their tracks are recorded & mixed at their own studio space in Uxbridge.
The passionate vocals are from the depths of the writers heart, the strong impact of the drums fills each song throughtout, catchy guitar hooks consisting of pulsating basslines & teasing guitar riffs it's a licious fusion of rock & roll energy & emotionally-charged lyrics that you keep you longing for more, each songs have great intro's they produce beautiful indie ballads that are real gems full of charisma & charm.
Check out The Bedroom Hour on these links & start spreading the word:
The Delinquents are a 4 piece Indie Rock band hailing from the North West, the boys formed in 2010 & have played many local gigs across the Lancashire as well as gracing the music capital of the world MANCHESTER.
They recorded their first EP 'Electric' at Studio Studio, Whitworth in the spring of 2013 along with 4 other unreleased tracks for their upcoming album including: 'Falling (Breaking Down)', 'Jenny', 'Supersonic Girl' & 'Electric', they are well known for their energetic live shows & catchy upbeat tunes providing strong vocal hooks, sexy guitar riffs, deep gritty basslines & tight drum beats.
Inspiration comes from bands such as Kings Of Leon. The Libertines, Artic Monkey's, Kasabian & Miles Kane, The band is: Patrick Holt - Vocals, Tom Sipocz - Guitar, Tom Healey - Bass, Tom Bedlow - Drums.
You'll want to remember this awesome band, chances are you will be hearing alot more from them, The Delinquents represent independent music they are totally in a distinctive unique class of their own, they have took all their inspiration from the bands they love and put their own stamp & twist on their sound all of their songs stay true to the indie music scene this is what i love about them, they are very much a modern-day band in essence who deliver pure class british indie music that we all love & crave (true geniuses) they are the real deal so check out their licious indie choons for yourself and share with all your friends send The Delinquents your support they will really appreciate it.
Check out The Delinquents out on these links & spread the word:
- Listen to their choons right here www.soundcloud.com/the-delinquents-uk
- Give them a cheeky like www.facebook.com/thedelinquentsmusic