Today’s Main Musical Attraction: Ben Ridley And His Superbly Sweet Style

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.

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmbBMAky4e8

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ben-Ridley-194235297798511/

Instagram: BenRidleyMusic

Twitter:  BenRidleyMusic

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Donegan Finally Remember to Release Reminisce

Donegan have released Reminisce, the first single from their debut concept album, “First XI”, a collection of songs which has taken 20 years to write, record and curate. Donegan is an eponymous family band: songwriter Thomas sings and plays piano, organ, guitars and synths, with Emmet on guitar, mandolin and vocals. The new album and its singles prosper from collaboration with renowned producer Chris Coulter, who recently took Arcane Roots to no. 1 in the UK Indie charts.

Reminisce, is a catchy, radio-friendly soft rock track, dominated by synths and piano, whose smooth yet plangent tone is simultaneously uplifting, reflective and insistent. It explores the excitement of a first liaison and a passionate rebuttal of those who doubt its veracity or significance. For fans of light indie singer-songwriters and MOR chorus-led ditties, this could be right up your street.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-529297674/reminisce

Youtube: https://youtu.be/pMgO_Ku0TQI

Website: https://donegan-music.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/donegan_music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0CDlwG8LzNxLQAuJcgSbhj?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=

Mavis Victory Project- Don’t go away

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.

https://soundcloud.com/mavisvictoryproject/sets/mavis-victory-project 

https://www.facebook.com/mavis.official/

 https://www.instagram.com/mavis_victory_project/

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.

Links:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

https://www.facebook.com/adamlanceleymusic/?fref=ts

https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

Mark L. Oakes’ New Album is a ‘Karmic Road Trip’

Mark L. Oakes is a supremely talented singer-songwriter hailing from Belgium, yet he adopts a classic Americana-folk sound which he is particularly adept at creating.

Mark has been involved in a number of musical projects, on his own and with others, and now he is back with his latest album, Call Me The Moon, which he describes as the ‘ideal soundtrack for a karmic road trip’.

These words become increasingly clear upon listening to Mark’s work which has a definite hint of Neil Young to it, although he also cites other inspirations such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Tucker Zimmerman and Ryan Adams. Despite these similarities and comparisons, Mark is certainly not a copy artist; his music has a depth of soul and heartfelt honesty to it that is hard to find in any music these days.

Also, within Oakes’ signature sound, there is a range of emotions depicted across the album. While singles such as ‘Shredded Jeans’ and ‘Friend From Above (Sleepless Spouse)’ are tinged with soft melancholy, tunes like ‘Aloof Again’ and ‘None Of These Roads’ will lead you straight to a risky, bitter ground.

Mainly tracked at Mark’s home studio in the heart of the Ardennes, the record has been finalised with the help of Londoner cellist, Ben Trigg, and mastered by Grammy award winner Gavin Lurssen in Los Angeles.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/mark-l-oakes

https://www.facebook.com/oakesmusic

https://twitter.com/markloakesmusic

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8pq-OE8Cknqw4FwMdfhMLA

http://www.oakesmusic.com

 

New seasonal single from Sussex-based Singer-Songwriter Jon McDevitt

Sussex-based singer-songwriter, Jon McDevitt, has just released his sensational seasonal single ‘Father Christmas’. Check out the emotive video here:

This Christmas sing-along cleverly blends influences from The Smiths and Dexys Midnight Runners amongst others, to form an easy listen seasonal single.

Thoughtful lyrics by co-writer Dominic Hudson paint Father Christmas as a figure missing from Christmas, whilst allowing the listener to interpret it as to how or why. These combine with an infectious melody to make a Christmas single that stands out from the crowd.

Connect with Jon McDevitt here:

https://www.facebook.com/jonmcdevittsongs/

https://twitter.com/jonmcdevitt

www.jonmcdevitt.com