‘Down The Aisle’ by Music Theory

Making a quality pop song in this day and age can seem like an impossible task, but emerging Egyptian artist, Music Theory, seems to have cracked the code for it and here’s the secret: keep it simple.

Music Theory thrives on classic instrumentation and song-structuring which he couples with simple, but heartfelt lyricism. So often these days, we see artists trying to do too much to stand out from the crowd, but sometimes it’s worth just going back to the basics and original tried-and-tested recipe as you know that it works!

Through this well considered song writing process, the talented songwriter tackles issues as diverse as love, hope, despair, loneliness and inner conflicts. And evidently, ‘Down The Aisle’ is about as quintessentially love song as it gets. Well worth a listen!

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/musictheory2016

https://www.facebook.com/musictheory2016/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHe1k5TPYkM8EHLiaDkL_w

http://www.musictheory.zone

James Gant re-unites with producer Gary Katz for Korvids debut EP ‘Bad Faith’

Love and Money’s James Gant links up with Steely Dan’s producer Gary Katz to debut new Korvids EP ‘Bad Faith’.

Gant was the front man for Love and Money, everyone’s favourite band from the 1980’s who should’ve been massive but somehow weren’t. The other half of The Korvids, Gordy Goudie, is also no stranger to the business having produced music for Simple Minds and played bass and guitar for The Primevals and Echo And The Bunnymen.

The original ‘Bad Faith’ track features Grant in full falsetto vocal mode, underpinned by soul-dance grooves and punchy horns. For the remixes of ‘Bad Faith’ Gary Katz brings it back to the 70’s with a US soul rock sound, contrasting with Kim and Buran’s ‘Sundowner’ remix riding the nu-disco vibe. Push To Break completes the remixes with their pulsing electronic ‘E Mix’, giving the EP an entirely eclectic sound.

Also featured on the EP is synth bass track ‘Blisters’, layered with heavy drums and guitar. The original track is followed by a 1980’s remix ‘Gordy’s Extended Edition’.

Hear the sweet beats and sounds of ‘Bad Faith’ here:

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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

TEASER: ‘Sea Speak’ – Mercury

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Formed out of a bunch of music students from RNCN, Mercury performed their first gig at the Manchester Jazz Festival back in 2012. Here they were discovered by a group of organisers at the legendary Kings Place in London, who were so impressed by the group’s sound that they invited them to play at King’s Place itself, propelling the band into a new level of recognition.

 

 

 

Mercury has since gone on to be nominated for awards such as the Whittingham Jazz Award in 2013, their lead member Tom Thorp making it to the grand finals of the Taichung International Sax Competition. Developing their sound to incorporate elements of electronica, psychadelia, classical and indie, they have been slowly reshaping jazz for a 21st Century audience, and now have a brand new album in the pipeline titled Sea Speak.

‘Haters’ – Line Mari

Following the success of her infectious pop anthem ‘Crush’, Norwegian pop singer, Line Mari is back with a mesmerizing melody,  that sparks real emotion. With intense vocals, brooding pianos, and a backdrop of tropical-tinged synths, ‘Haters’ showcases perfectly Line Mari’s distinctive electro pop sound.

‘Haters’ and ‘Crush’ will both appear on Line Mari’s upcoming album ’21 Days’, due  for global release Friday 4th November. With her first two single releases delivering such a unique, electrifying sound with a catchy pop-rock edge, we are very excited to listen to what Line Mari has in store for us.

Check out more on Line Mari here:

Links:

www.linemari.com

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari

https://twitter.com/linemarimusic

https://www.facebook.com/linemarimusic

 

 

 

 

‘Thunder Come’- Ashley Iona

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Ambient is the word that comes to mind when listening to Ashley Iona’s latest track, ‘Thunder Come’.

The Australian singer is currently based in Los Angeles for the sake of her musical pursuits and has worked with some big names, including Justin Hergett who was Grammy-nominated for Beyonce’s 2014 self-titled album.

Iona has a magical, mesmerising vocal tone that ranges from a smooth whisper to a rich growl, but what stands out most is the clean sound of purity in her voice.

Whilst the track begins with an ambient feel, by the time the chorus come in, Ashley rains down with with a powerful, pulsating beat and crashing symbols that reflect the thunderous subtext of the song.

According to Ashley Iona, the song was written during three days of rare thunderstorms in Los Angeles and so her inspiration for the track is clear. Consequently, there is a sense of cleansing and purifying evoked by the track, not only by its lyrics, but the overall vibe of the song too, demonstrated by the transition from calm and ambient to the fast paced, crashing chorus.

A classically trained singer from the age of 10, Ashley has spent the past 4 years in LA working in the same studio as Sia and Christina Perri, developing her style and finding her own voice. She has experimented with different musical styles but she seems to have found her musical identity with ‘Thunder Come’.

For more on Ashley Iona, check her out here:

www.ionasongs.com

www.soundcloud.com/ionasongs

www.facebook.com/ionasongs

www.instagram.com/ionasongs

www.twitter.com/ionasongs