M3staken finishes trilogy with ‘Rain’

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Hailing from South Carolina, concept artist M3staken (M3) has ended his trilogy of albums with Rain. After the releases of Apex and Water Colors, which announced the eccentric style of M3 to the world, he has continued in much the same vein with the latest record.

Although Apex experimented with a hint of classical piano, juxtaposed with M3staken’s fracturing producer style, the second and third records focus on complicated beats and a haunting ambience.

Although M3staken takes inspiration from contemporary acts such as Joey Bada$$, Jamie XX and FKA Twigs, these influences are mere hints that the talented young producer draws upon when concocting his complex style of music.

As the last piece of M3’s trilogy, he notes that this is the album that has meant the most to him due to its conclusive nature that seems to summarise his style. M3 commented that Rain is ‘loosely connected to my two previous works and it is primarily a collection of my personal favourite songs’.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/m3staken

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeJtRw31YnOdiDgsNhyhKyQ

https://m3ssi.bandcamp.com/releases

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Track Review: ‘The Night’ by Screams On Sunday

“Music is global and Screams On Sunday are proving that Spain deserves to be taken seriously in the rock music scene.” – FTD Music

Decent rock bands are few and far between these days and it might come as a surprise to you the latest innovation in the genre is coming from Spain, but don’t be hasty to dismiss it – there’s plenty to shout about with ‘The Night’ by Screams on Sunday.

Having formed the band over the internet, the group are now inseparable and have been working hard, releasing their debut EP Call Reality A Lie in 2014. Now, they are back with their latest hard-hitting single, ‘The Night’, which picks up where the band left off with driving guitar rhythms and crashing drum beats.

The track begins with a fuzzy bass and guitar line that introduces the song’s hook before being brashly interrupted by a wall of distortion that paves the way for the rest of ‘The Night’.

Despite this, Screams On Sunday have some unique vocals at the front of their sound powered by Patty Noa who gives the band a real edge. Her voice evokes both sweetness as well as attitude through its wide ranging tonal capabilities, gifting Screams On Sunday with their own unique sound.

Having been compared to the likes of All Time Low, A Day To Remember and even No Doubt, it is clear that the band have a strong inspirational pedigree behind their image and brand of music.

Whilst rock may have evolved through many guises over recent years, almost to the point where there is nothing that we can really determine as just ‘rock’ music, it’s refreshing to see a band like Screams On Sunday throwing everything at creating hard, powerful and yet honest rock tunes that take us back to days of old. Definitely get your ears wrapped round this one!

Find out more on Screams On Sunday here:

Links:

www.screamsonsunday.com

https://soundcloud.com/screams-on-sunday

https://www.facebook.com/screamsonsunday

https://twitter.com/ScreamsOnSunday

https://www.instagram.com/screamsonsunday/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHPFoUGbOqe2yLcqqt2VJ_g

 

 

 

Indie-electro group Kid Cupid explore society’s conflicts in ‘Broken Down’

Indie-electro quartet Kid Cupid explore social conflicts within their latest electronic single ‘Broken Down’. Fusing soul, electronic and indie rock, Kid Cupid have an infectious style giving them an edge that stands out in the crowded market.

‘Broken Down’ doesn’t follow the indie song cliche that focuses on relationship as the quartet prefer to look at the wide picture. Their songs act as thought provoking social commentaries, giving a unique outlook on life. This original concept isn’t the only unique thing about ‘Broken Down’ as Kid Cupid also use gang vocals. Front women Laura Shaw’s stunning vocals are emphasised throughout the track, controlling the single entirely.

Stream ‘Broken Down’ here:

 

REVIEW: Junkerry – As We Are

Alternative pop artist Junkerry releases unique single ‘As We Are’ blending a range of genres and influences. After being classically trained in Indian music, Junkerry escaped from her original genre and started using state of the art softwares, her strong vocals and electric guitars. This has formed an infectious single with a prominent beat controlling it and Junkerry’s gentle vocals layered on top.

The electronic style of the track makes it impossible to not tap your foot in time with the beat. Listen to the track here:

Junkerry is also working alongside Dior designer Patrick Morgan who has used a Google Tilt visual paint brush to form the music video. Their aim is to transform the 2D video into the first ever Virtual Reality music video.

Watch the 2D video for ‘As We Are’ here:

Music for all the senses – Stan Gemes’ Call of Ancient Love

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Call of Ancient Love is the brand new album from Russian multi-lingual spiritualist and musician Stan Gemes.  Its limited edition physical copy sees the artist offering more than simply a sonic experience – also incorporating elements of touch, feel and taste to bring an inventive multi-sensory experience.

 

The album is packaged into five compartments, each compartment loaded with goodies relating to one of five elements: fire, water, earth, air and space.

 

The elements reflect the artist’s own worldly outlook, having journeyed all around the globe, soaking up spiritual experiences along the way.

 

The elements also reflect the worldly themes of the music, which sees Stan blending rock with traditional and tribal sounds from around the globe including Asian flutes, African percussion, Indian choirs and Hispanic guitars.

 

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Introducing 100 Fables

Led by Lindsey Liora, 100 Fables are a unique band mixing their passion for the 80s with a post punk electronic sound. Their inspirations Blondie, The Cars and The Killers have a clear impact on their music but their sound isn’t comparable.

100 Fables impressively won the title of European Hard Rock Cafe’s global Hard Rock Rising winner and have gained international attention from the likes of The Sun “Single ‘Future Girl’ is a fresh blast of edgy pop” and Sunday Mail “It’s great to see a young band step it up…that confirms them as one of the most exciting new bands in the country”.

What does the future hold for 100 Fables then?  Lindsey says:  “Life is great. We’re meeting a bunch of wonderful people, sharing stages with humble, talented musicians with big plans for the end of summer. Looking back on what we’ve already achieved is a dream considering we haven’t even been together a year yet. You can’t predict the future but you can guarantee to hear and see more from 100 Fables.”

Listen:

Watch their latest live performance of ‘Future Girl’:

Links:

Website – www.100fables.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/100fables

Twitter – www.twitter.com/100fables

Youtube – www.youtube.com/100fablesofficial

Soundcloud – www.soundcloud.com/100fables