Adam Lanceley: ‘A Villa On The Cliffs’

Taken from Adam Lanceley’s recently released EP, Back To The Sunshine, ‘A Villa On The Cliffs’ exhibits some of the London based singer-songwriter’s best work to date.

Adam’s punchy vocals are a staple as always, but these make way for a beautifully harmonic chorus break driven by organs and string sections.

During his youth, Adam was unfortunately involved in a horrific car crash that left him with severe head and spine injuries. After being told that it was unlikely he would make a full recovery, Adam put everything he had into proving them wrong.

It is this determination and lifelong attitude that Adam has used to forge himself a career in creating music. He even runs 10ks and marathons in aid of his favoured charity, The Brain and Spine Foundation, for which any proceeds from the new EP will be donated to.



Beldon Haigh searches for ‘Freedom’

‘Freedom’ is the new anti-Trump protest song written by Scottish singer-songwriter, Beldon Haigh.

Whilst you might be wondering why a Scotsman is passionate enough to write a song against the new President of the United States, he actually has a justified cause. Beldon’s wife is a Honduran immigrant whose family in the US are fearing for their lives and the threat of deportation under Trump’s reign. On top of this, Beldon is the father of three children and he feels that Trump’s views are not what we should setting as an example to the younger generations.

Consequently, after the idea for the song came to him in a dream, Beldon penned his song and began to get it tracked at his home studio in Falkirk, before voyaging off to New York to record the piano and strings and finally having the track mastered in LA.

Beldon’s music is all about voicing the sentiments of thousands, if not millions and he does this through a potent combination of clever, often witty, songwriting and clean, uncomplicated musicianship that allows the true meaning of the song to take centre stage.

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Georg Roman unleashes his powerful voice on ‘Forever’

Male voices don’t come much more powerful than Russian singer, Georg Roman. Combining a blend of classical, operatic and rock styles on his new single ‘Forever’, the talented musician is one to look out for in the future.

Whilst this style may be difficult to imagine, Georg has compared himself to Josh Groban, and as soon as you listen to ‘Forever’, you will see why. Dramatic string sections set the scene before Georg truly unleahes his explosive baritone on the song. His voice resonates triumphantly over the classical instrumentation, providing his audience with quite the listening experience.

It might seem like Georg has been doing this all his life, but he originally followed the path of becoming an athlete, wanting to be a professional fighter or weightlifter. Evidently, Georg chose the right path- exhibiting his undeniable vocal talents to the world.

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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!

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‘Prisoner to the Past’ by Homesick Mick

The intriguing singer-songwriter, Homesick Mick, has released his latest single ‘Prisoner to the Past’, from his debut EP Black Hole Friday.

With some quality songwriting and meaningful lyricism, Homesick Mick has honed his folk-pop-rock style which is most evident in his festive release, ‘Prisoner to the Past’. The video for the track also features The Beatles greats, Paul and John, not the real ones, obviously, but they’re pretty good lookalikes! With the pertinent lyrics of the track, the evocative songwriting talents of John Lennon himself are not far away from Mick’s latest effort.

Homesick Mick has also been involved in a social media campaign against the Sir Philip Green, whose corrupt behaviour in extorting the former employees of BHS has been deplored by many, including members of parliament. Mick’s campaign went full throttle when he took to the streets of London outside Green’s flagship Topshop store where he protested on behalf of the BHS employees, accompanied by his guitar.

The well travelled singer has found himself performing across the UK at festivals such as Cambridge Folk Festival and Wychwood Festival and his upcoming album, The Mysterious Abduction and Return of Homesick Mick, is set for release in January 2017.


Review: ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ by The Maladaptive Solution

If you like your music deep, meaningful and even spiritual, then The Maladaptive Solution’s ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is one for you.

As an International music collective, the group write what they describe as ‘middle age symphonies to God’ full of meaning and didactic purpose.The mysterious group find inspiration all walks of music but their main focus is to create music with quality production.

‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ has a very relaxing vibe to it, complemented by the Indian-fusion drone and sitar in the background. A Folk-esque acoustic guitar is layered on top, along with the occasional electric lick to add that feel-good-rock feeling.

The vocals are simple but arguably, this is their best quality. Sometimes, simple is best and it certainly is in this case. The lead vocals are backed up by a joyous backing choir that creates a sense of epic-ness to the music of The Maladaptive Solution. Lyrics such as: ‘Try to learn all you need to learn before you die/ And if now you’ll have another time/ Cause you’re only a form/ That you’re content is for‘ demonstrate that the band are pushing ideas of morality in their music, through honest, good-quality songwriting that’s easy to listen to.

Listeners of the track have reported crying, feeling a strong sense of happiness or even a sense of support during a hard time, proving how ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ can be interpreted by the individual in whichever way they wish.

Contributors to The Maladaptive Solution include Brad Beard, Michael Carpenter, Michael Giblin, Jimmy Haber and Kylie Whitney.

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Adam Lanceley returns with ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’


Having suffered a serious head injury from a car crash at the age of ten, singer-songwriter Adam Lanceley has defied all the odds learning to walk and talk again, and is now releasing his fifth album, Postcards from Then…, from which ‘ Those Rose Tinted Days’ is taken.

The car crash led to Adam struggling with depression in his adolescent years, but he quickly realised that the best emotional outlet for his troubles was to write music.

He had tried his hand at acting, winning a place at the prestigious East 15 Acting School, but Adam realised that pretending to be someone else was not helping him express his feelings. The side effects of Adam’s head injuries from the car crash had a detrimental impact on his mental health and music proved to be a cathartic release.

‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ sticks to Adam’s distinct sound, driven by his unique vocal stylings and backed up with wonderfully bright guitar riffs.

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