NEW MUSIC: P R / D E S Debut Album: The Way Back UpĀ 

  
I became familiar with P R / D E S from their track, Out Of The Blue, from its feature on FIFA 15 …a girl, discovering music via football video gaming…really?… Yes really! I overheard the track whilst my brother was on his gaming console, Shazam-ed it and went on to discover the synthpop trio further.

P R / D E S are currently supporting The Wombats on their UK Glitterbug Tour, which I attended on October 1st 2015 at Alexandra Palace; The Way Back Up Tracks dominated their setlist. Fun. Plenty of energy. Catchy rhythms. Easy to listen to, enjoyable synthpop.

You can listen here!:

I recommend you check out: Messiah, Higher Love & Out Of The Blue.

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    NEW MUSIC: Seinabo Sey // Poetic & Pretend

      
    Sweden’s soulful RnB songwriter & vocalist, Seinabo Sey released Poetic on September 28th 2015. A track very different to her earlier release this year, Pretend. From electro-pop to pop ballads, she can do it all. Her recent material really emphasises her artist versatility & ability.

    You can find her music here!:

    1. Spotify // Seinabo Sey  
    2. SoundCloud // Seinabo Sey

    NEW MUSIC: Lee MacDougall // Debut Album: Busk Till Dawn

    Check out Lee MacDougall’s debut album, Busk Till Dawn. Who doesn’t enjoy laid back melodic pop? A perfect wind-down album; similar to Daniel Powter and Jason Mraz.  

     You can listen here:

    1. Spotify // Lee MacDougall
    2. SoundCloud // Lee MacDougall

    NEW MUSIC: Archie Sylvester // EP: One

    Are you a fan of hard rock, bluesy riffs and guitar solos? If you are, you MUST check out Archie Sylvester’s latest material. His EP One was launched on September 23rd 2015 at Camdens Spiritual Bar.   

    Archie is an exceptional guitarist and creative lyricist who has revitalised and modernised blues rock.

    You can listen here:

    1. Spotify // Archie Sylvester
    2. YouTube // Archie Sylvester // Disease
    3. SoundCloud // Archie Sylvester // Woman

    NEW MUSIC: Sunset Sons

      
    Check out indie rockers, Sunset Sons from Hossegor, France. A fresh, laid back wave of rock fronted by gravelly vocalist, Rory Williams, who in my opinion fits on the spectrum somewhere between Caleb Followill (Kings Of Leon) and Paolo Nutini.

    You can listen RIGHT NOW by clicking on the links below:

    1. YouTube // Sunset Sons
    2. Spotify // Sunset Sons
    3. SoundCloud // Sunset Sons

    GIG REVIEW: The Wombats @ Alexandra Palace 01/10/2015

     
    Portaloos, overpriced cider, an array of fast food eateries, band tees and a crowd of fans with sequins glued in an ‘S’ around their eyes… The festival vibe was somewhat created despite being in a 19th century Palace. Recent memories of The Wombats at Reading 2015 instantly flooded back and I could not wait for their set to begin. 

    This was the bands first, 10,000+ capacity gig… Exciting to be part of, huh?

      

    Following the release of their latest, top 5 Album, the trio performed a strong set of singalongs, inclusive of 9 “Glitterbug” tracks.

    Catchy. Up beat. Feel-good. I found myself singing along to their unconventional, slightly random but melodic lyrics. 

    The highlights

    • Jump Into The Fog
    • The English Summer
    • Techno Fan

    For me, these are the 3 which were most memorable. 

    Firstly, Jump Into The Fog, which reached the UKs Top 40 Singles Chart the year it was debuted was my favourite performance of the night. I guess it’s those personal ties and reasons which connect you to a song, and for me, this is ‘one of those songs’. Jump Into The Fog was the first song I ever learned to play full-length on the drums and for that reason it remains to be my favourite Wombats track. Alongside having a personal achievement attached to it, I think it’s undeniabley a favourite for most fans of the band.

    Next up, The English Summer.  Catchy, synthless (unusual for post-debut-album Wombats, right?) with a strong vibe of  A Guide To Love, Loss and Desperation.  The shortest track of their 2015 release Glitterbug but definitely one of the most effective. Epigrammatic. Short but sweet.

    Finally, Techno Fan, which you may recognise following the use of it in EasyJet’s TV ad in 2011. (That’s if you’re not totally familiar with the band, or, if this provoked you to download This Modern Glitch). A track that sucks you in and gets you hooked. Cheesy. Up-beat. Summery. Feel-good. 

    (YouTube // easyJet // The Wombats)