An independent band with an underground mentality, Organisms are a group for whom alternative is more than just a label. Their recent single, ‘Games Non People Play’, is a prime example.
The video is weirdly compelling, grainy and dark, which perfectly matches the feel of the song itself. Built around an almost funk-like groove, this is well produced to sound scuzzy in all the right ways, showcasing the vocal line and a lovely, wavering guitar sound throughout.
It makes for a fiercely uncommercial single release, and is a solid indication that new album ‘Mollusk’ will continue in the same vein. That arrives on July 7th, so keep them peeled if ‘Games Non People Play’ hits your sweet spot.
Full of complex ideas, ‘Nine Beats to the Bar’ is a new album from a collective of creatives from around the world. Known as The Nine Beats Collective, the 19th June release will be their first (and possibly only) release, and it’s one that comes highly recommended.
The track above, ‘What Can Love Create?’, is typical of the piece as a whole. Thought provoking and beautiful, it looks at the world through a positive prism, the message being to spread love instead of the hate so often seen in the world.
This was the second single of a mammoth 26 which will be included on the album. You can support the project by checking out the album when it lands in a couple of weeks.
A trio of musicians who have come together to form a new group of their own, Colour Colour are a London based group with an edgy but commercial sound. With clanging guitars and a vocal style that’s not a million miles from Arctic Monkeys, this is a band with a solid sound and potential for a very successful future in music.
This single, ‘Do Something Beautiful’, is something of a mission statement in both content and style. It’s fun, memorable and upbeat in tempo – doing a great job of whetting the appetite for future releases. Which is perfect, considering there’s an EP on the way in the summer.
Blending together the best bits of rock music with the accessibility of the pop genre, ‘Wonder’ is the new streaming single made available by Wiltshire trio The Kite Collectors. The track is taken from the recently released album ‘Clockface’ which is available now through Paisley Records.
Beyond the subtle blues opening, ‘Wonder’ turns into a stonker of a track, showcasing a band with real talent. The members of the trio each has their own solid musical background to fall back on, and the experience shows with what is a very catchy and well structures rock/pop song. If the rest of the album follows this pattern, it’s a fine investment for a full 14 tracks.
It’s a well-known fact that, even in this internet age where any talented artist can get their music online, there is still a substantial glass ceiling when it comes to being a real success in the music industry. In spite of all the new tools and avenues to making your own music, the fact remains the same as its ever been – ‘making it’ relies on being in the right place, at the right time and being heard by the right people.
However, some artists immediately present themselves as a full package which the ‘industry’ would be silly to ignore. Take Rachel Johnson as an example. A young lady with a vocal that is far more mature than her years, it seems from her YouTube channel that she has won over many a crowd with her soulful acoustic pop. And now, we’re hoping she’ll win you over too, with new single ‘Safe Island’.
Take a listen to the video above, then show Rachel Johnson some love over at iTunes.
A lean, mean three piece with a slick sound, Magazine Gap are a pop-rock group with real potential. Their new single ‘What’s That About?’ is out now, mixing a funk-soul feel with an accessible melody or two to great effect.
With an album coming soon, this is a fantastic introduction to a band who could well go a long way in the next few years. It’s also interesting to note that they haven’t been compelled to include a short, basic chorus to gain favour. By keeping it longer and less catchy, it fits nicely with the overall groove rather than sticking out like a sore thumb. Let’s just hope that this approach doesn’t prevent them getting the credit they deserve.
Mixing progressive rock and grunge styles, The Late Yetis are a five piece band from the UK who certainly know how to make an impact. If you don’t believe us, perhaps you should watch the video above once more time..
The single, ‘Blood Driven’, is out now and shows a dark sensibility to a band who aren’t backward in coming forward. And with a new EP coming out at the beginning of March too, now is the perfect time to discover this burgeoning band.
Having found cult success with underground comedy folk group Hayseed Dixie, John Wheeler has already discovered that his unusual brand of tongue in cheek songwriting has a solid audience. Looking to build on that foundation while exploring his own style, Wheeler has in recent years worked on developing a solo sound away from the band.
His first album showed a confident songwriter who didn’t rely on a narrow folk genre and twisted cover versions to string together a strong collection of tracks (not that there’s anything wrong with that). And with his second solo outing ‘Difficult #2 Album’, Wheeler further explores a newfound love of piano and develops his solo voice further.
The album is out now from all the usual digital outlets, and you can also find John Wheeler on tour in the UK over the next few weeks. If you enjoy roots music with a twisted sense of humour, his is a live show that comes highly recommended.
A session guitarist who has travelled the world playing music, The Rebel Scientist is clearly a very talented musician. His primary instrument, the guitar, has seen him play in some of the finest venues around the world – including huge arenas and football stadiums alongside the likes of Westlife and Charlotte Church.
It takes a special talent to reach that level, in an industry which is so difficult to be a success in. And now, The Rebel Scientist has transported that talent to the production of his new four song EP.
Each song features a different vocalist, giving each a different feel to the last. Two strands pull it all together however – the quality of the production, and the excellent placement of those moments of guitar where the Rebel Scientist shines.
You can find the ‘Never Stop Waiting For You’ EP at the links below:
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5bKB8ZDxNNv9VY66GGFsql
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/never-stop-waiting-for-you-ep/id1056907436
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/album/5bKB8ZDxNNv9VY66GGFsql
I’m not sure whether ‘Bolly-pop’ is an actual genre of music, but based on the new single by Natalie Indya West and featuring Sunny Andrea on vocals it should be.
‘Goddess’ is a new single out today which does a great job of using a pop and R&B foundation and adding a sprinkle of Bollywood style to create something a little different from the norm.
It’s bright, catchy and most importantly – fun. Fingers crossed ‘Bolly-pop’ catches on.