Tag Archives: funk

‘Calling Card’ title track out from new Magazine Gap EP

With a new EP out next week (25th November), Magazine Gap are a trio with a plan. First, they have established their credentials as a top notch funk-soul band with previous singles ‘What’s That About?’ and ‘Body Language’. And now, with the EP very close on the horizon, they have released the video for the excellent title track ‘Calling Card’.

Carrying on their trend of well written and produced tracks full of verve and energy, ‘Calling Card’ once again shows why Magazine Gap’s decision to ride the funk wagon was a good one. Clearly all experienced musicians in their own right, the three members knit together to form a tight package which really complements their genre. There’s plenty more where this video comes from, and more on the way, so click here to get the full skinny.

Funky FREE DOWNLOAD from Magazine Gap – ‘Body Language’ out now ahead of new EP

Described in their press release as ‘multi-genre rock’, Magazine Gap are a band whose sound is quite specific but at the same time wide ranging. Blending that rock foundation with funk grooves and the accessibility of pop, this is clearly a specific style that the band are aiming for, shared by previous single ‘What’s That About?’ and their latest release ‘Body Language’.

The track is taken from an EP which is likely to further cement this sound and continue in the trend of well-written and well-produced music that’s perfect for dancing. The fact that there’s an EP on the way is good news in itself, but ‘Body Language’ is also available for free from Soundcloud.

Brand new pop music – Dale McKay EP ‘Here and Now’ coming Sept 16th

There are already many people who have come across up and coming pop songwriter Dale McKay, but for the uninitiated now is the perfect time to discover him. Having already been talked up locally and nationally by BBC Introducing, his new EP ‘Here and Now’ hits the shelves (figuratively speaking) on September 16th.

With an acoustic foundation which expands into classy, catchy, song-writerly pop, his sound is immediately accessible and packed with relatable lyrics. ‘Make You Happy’ (above) is taken from the EP and gives a glimpse as to what you can expect.

 

Double X-Mas joy from Kelly Moneymaker

Bought up with a great love of the great soul vocalists of the Motown era, it’s little surprise that once Kelly Moneymaker discovered she possessed a powerful vocal she pursued a career in music.

Now, having honed her natural talent into a hurricane of a voice, she is stamping her own mark on the genre she grew up on. Her previous work as member of top female vocal group ‘Exposé’ (recently named as one of Billboard Magazine’s Top 10 girl groups of all time) no doubt also helped along the way.

Now going solo, Kelly Moneymaker is celebrating the holiday season with a pair of singles. ‘Home for the Holidays‘ and a unique version of ‘Jingle Bells‘ are both out now, and can be heard below.

Album review: ‘It Is What It Is’ – Songs for Mr Sloane

Available now on iTunes, the new album from Songs For Mr Sloane is certainly one that should at least be sampled by anyone pertaining to be a music fan.

Steered by Peter Dale (vocals, guitars, keys) who has worked with some huge industry names, with the help of bassist Guy Snook, the pair have been able to pull together a motley band of fantastic musicians from different backgrounds.

This blend leads to an album which comes at you from all sides. It doesn’t much matter whether you like, indie, blues, soul, funk, jazz or pop, there will be a track or two in here for you. And in the process of listening through it, you might just find a taste for something new.

In a music industry where bands are pigeonholed to within an inch of their life, Songs for Mr Sloane are a breath of fresh musicalness.