With the release of Ben Ridley’s ‘Sing’, i decided to take a look at this majestic, yet to the point tune.
‘Sing’ is a fantastically arranged piece, earning Ben a spot on a long list of greats!
He manages to gain a strong and cool bravado while Perfectly encapsulating the beauty that seeps through his mind; Images of New York lights, Rainy days and the bright feeling of being in a rich and cultured environment. The main theme though however, seems to be the positivity that Ben Ridley possesses, making his tracks that bit more heartfelt.
The overall feeling that the song ‘Sing’ gives me, is that of a person who has just found a new perception on life, and who is ready and willing to take on anything.
Mavis Victory project is made up of four brothers and a childhood friend, the band’s unconventional line-up is the perfect match to their equally mould-breaking sound. Formed by the Ransom brothers – singer Michael, Phil on rhythm guitar, Ollie on bass, Chris on drums and Robert Rosser on guitar and keyboard – the whole collective is self-taught
Oozing seedy electronic loops and with echoing, swooping vocals, their sound is all dangerous street corners; distant sirens and the creeping underworld. Appropriately, their video is just as unhinged, inviting you into their world.
With influences including Arctic Monkeys; Kanye West and ScHoolboy Q, Mavis Victory Project is the musical equivalent of joining a cult – once you’re in, you wonder how you ever managed without. The video to “Don’t Go Away” is due for release on September 22nd and is just as arresting as their sound; with girls, gangs and clandestine weirdery likely to eat away at the inside of your head in a way you won’t be able to resist.
Confounding expectations, Modiwo have emerged from the shadows of the Carpathian Mountains to become one of the country’s breakout musical success stories, whilst also giving their time to support charity projects around the world. Initially forming in order to provide entertainment for local orphanages and retirement projects, demand for the band’s music grew to such a scale that they agreed to become a band in their own right.
Joining together musical forces from Romania, Ukraine, Moldova and Hungary, their unique anthemic dream-pop sound is embellished in their live shows with alpine horns, didgeridoos, and shakuhachi solos. Their latest track, “Never Give Up”, is an achingly blissful pillow of sunshine which brings to mind all the dreamiest elements of The Beloved.
Watch the video to Never Give Up here:
Their work for charities has also seen them charge entry fees to their gigs in donations of fruit instead of cash – all the proceeds going to local orphanages.
Promo for the charity event Fruit Fusion: https://youtu.be/U5R6-mFEqH4
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:
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:
Singer-songwriter and gifted guitarist Pedro Syrah prepares for the release of his new album Fairytale Land with this intimate new track ‘Summer Night On Fairytale Land’.
The Portugal-born artist has already played in esteemed Lisbon venues such as the mighty Aula Magna and now hopes to take his fresh and exciting sound to the rest of the world!
Watch the video for ‘Summer Night on Fairytale Land’ here:
A creative guitarist, he draws a lot of influence from classical music, also playing with unconventional tunings to form a unique sound that is entirely his own.
His upcoming album is set to centre around a variety of personal themes including love stories, the loss of friends and a roadtrip he took in California. Pedro has described his sound as ‘an immersive experience into ourselves and our feelings’.
With recording set to take place in Abbey Road studio with Sean Magee, Fairytale Land is sure to take this sound to new levels.
Pedro’s music is likely to appeal to fans of indie-folk artists including Ben Howard, Damien Rice, The National and Jamie Cullum.
Pedro Syrah’s upcoming album Fairytale Land is out October.
“With You is the perfect musical mix of dance, synthpop and indie sheen. Its bubbly rhythm-driving guitar riff feels lifted from “Songs from the Big Chair” or “Purple Rain”, bouncing with the same excitement that Michael Jackson’s guitarists brought to their hits in the 1980s” – Mitch Mosk (CEO Atwood Magazine)
Hailing from different locations across the north coast of America, The Northcoast’s three members come from New York, New Jersey and Seattle. They are the perfect example of how distance is no barrier to making music and with the aid of technology they have been emailing projects to each other and making music for over 10 years.
“With You” is their latest sparkly single, produced by Tom Lord-Alge, and is the perfect accompaniment to a long road trip or lazing on the grass on a summer’s day.
Watch/Listen to “With You” here:
Each member of the group has played at least three instruments since childhood and this, combined with their multi-cultural backgrounds, has given the group a plethora of musical influences and experience. Combining the pumping beats of Michael Jackson and bass lines of Passion Pit and Chvrches, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
The Northcoast have realised their childhood dream of both making and performing music. Having made an impact on the stages of Vans Warped Tour and played alongside big names such as Gia Farrell, their future is already looking bright!