As the nights draw in and the opportunities for settling back in the rocking chair with a glass in one hand and the gramophone needle in the other grow, we’re finding ourselves more inclined towards the soothing storytelling, as opposed to the death metal we occasionally happen upon.
Praise due then for Julia Mascetti, a harpist in the Joanna Newsom mould but with the added strings attached, if you like, of being a Brit abroad – in Tokyo, no less. As well as being a prolific blogger, she has grown an audience of local music fans who have been attracted like moths to an open fridge to her shadowy indie folk world of longing and warnings, combining her harp prowess with local musicians playing Japanese instruments. It’s a combination which is both creepy and invigorating and with a sudden thirst for mead. That’s why it says mead in the title. Here’s a picture of some mead, some places to find Julia and a video. Chin-chin.
The highly talented Corinna Jane is restoring the lost ethics of quality pop music with her clever songwriting and catchy tunes, most evidently exhibited in her song ‘Three Faces of You’.
Having grown up in 90s MTV era, Corinna has always been surrounded by music and at the age of just five, she was already taking piano and singing lessons. Her discovered talents quickly bloomed and she began writing her own music during her teenage years.
‘Three Faces of You’ is an instantly catchy tune driven by an unusual, yet quirky violin melody and Corinna’s versatile vocals. It then takes a rocking turn as the electric guitar kicks in powering the memorable chorus lines.
Corinna’s song follows the fascinating story of her relationship with someone who lived in their own fantasy world with various personalities residing in them. The feisty feel to the song is mirrored in Corinna and her band’s performance in the video, which has a strong resemblance of the powerhouses of Fleetwood Mac and No Doubt.
There’s a cheekiness and edge to Corinna’s music that calls for a glass of red wine, make it a big one.
‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’ is the definitive tribute to the world renowned and widely loved, Burt Bacharach. The album features 13 of Burt’s best known hits, reworked into a range of jazz influenced renditions and instrumentals.
The album has been conceived and produced by Giampaolo Pasquile and Michele Garruti for PLAY (Milan) and Oracle Records ltd (London). The producers took inspiration from the likes of Chet Baker, Michael Bublé and Norah Jones to create the smooth jazz sound, but with strong elements of pop, funk and folk. Despite jazz being the easiest umbrella term to describe the album, hints of other styles and genres have been cleverly inserted, reinventing the works of the great songwriter and thus looking at them from a new angle.
It would only be fitting to have some of the world’s best musicians replicate the music of such an iconic singer and the producers made sure this was the case. The collection features the supreme piano talents of Massimo Colombo, as well as Peter Erskine (ex drummer of Weather Report), one of the most appreciated double bass players in the world, Darek ‘Oles’ Oleszkiewicz, Bob Mintzer (member of Yellowjackets), Michael Stever and Kathleen Grace, a refined folksinger from the West Coast.
Such well-crafted, smooth jazz sounds require a tipple that’s equally classy so I would suggest a fine glass of red or perhaps a sophisticated gin and tonic.
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:
This is the perfect soundtrack for enjoying a glass ( or bottle!) of wine with your loved ones!
This site allows you to select the perfect beverage depending on the music you are listening to!
The process is simple, type in your musical choice and let the site concoct you the most suitable tipple for your tune.
The example is Johnny Cash and while I could’ve told you that you need something strong for that, this site actually has a nice little recipe:
“THE JOHNNY CASH”
- 4 oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
- 4 oz. Honey
Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir quickly.
Check it out here: http://www.drinkify.org
New release unveiled on May 11th
A brand new duo from the North East of England, Dalimore are Dan Bishop and Nathan Brewis who formed as a duo late in 2014 having previously worked on separate musical projects. It hasn’t taken long for them to find their sound, with new single ‘Higher’ due for release on May 11th.
With comparisons to the likes of Kodaline, The Fray, The Script, Coldplay, Ben Howard and more, their tracks blend genres from indie, via soul, to pop-rock, taking in influences from their own individual backgrounds and mixing them to great effect.
You can hear the single ‘Higher’ on YouTube now, with a full official video due May 1st:
With the single recorded and ready for release, the pair are now working on ideas for their first EP, collecting together new tracks to continue on their journey to spread their music as far and wide as possible.
Their mission statement is to produce songs about making the most of life and working hard to be the best you can be – even when it seems easier to give up. It’s an admirable outlook, and one that has proven successful in the music industry in the past.
If there’s any justice, this level of determination will soon see Dalimore making their own mark on the music industry.
“There are voices then there are voices. When Aubrey Whitfield draws breath on stage it is to produce notes of such quality that crystal seems like a description for broken glass”. – Wirral News
The single, originally written when Whitfield was 17, was given a fresh start and new lyrics four months ago following the end of a relationship. It perfectly captures the realisation that, though she believed her girlfriend to be a soul mate, the pair were never meant to be together in the first place. It’s a simple, relatable concept which will resonate with many who have loved and lost,
Originally from Merseyside, Aubrey Whitfield moved to London several years ago to fulfil her musical ambitions and hasn’t looked back since. Her vocal, described as ‘like a grittier Annie Lennox’, is one that simply can’t be ignored once heard, and has led to steadily growing success since her move to the capital.
Recorded at Denmark Street Studios in London, the track was engineered, mixed and mastered by Guy Katsav (The View, Laura Marling, David Guetta). The fact that Aubrey Whitfield is working with such high calibre names is a reflection on her growing reputation in the industry. Just last year, a pop song (‘Fly Like a Ghost’) written and produced by Aubrey herself was released through 2ube Records and went on to secure international airplay on over 80 radio stations worldwide.
For more of Aubrey Whitfield, music fans can get a free download of single ‘Indigo’ if they subscribe to her mailing list at www.aubreywhitfield.com.
Booze? Red Wine.
“Jupiter to Mars” is the lead single of the new album “Signals” by Preacher, due for release on April 6th. The video travels through the solar system, fitting with the name of the song, as well as being a prominent theme throughout even more of Preacher’s music and videos. The debut LP has been seven years in the making, and the eight-piece Scottish progressive rock band have created a classic sound.
Influenced by the classic likes of Pink Floyd, Preacher are updating the psychedelic rock tropes in a modern day setting and turning heads along the way. Their album launch made them the very first unsigned act to headline the ABC1 02 in Glasgow, which speaks to how much impact their new material has.
Fronted by Martin Murphy, the backstory of Preacher is almost as incredible as the music. The album concept started when Murphy suffered a stroke seven years ago, a near death experience which served as a reason to think about life’s priorities. It was this that inspired Martin, with melodies and lyrics which would eventually make it onto the ‘Signals’ album already written down by the time he left hospital.
Booze? The Finest Red Wine
This track is oozing with elegance and class! Can’t wait to hear the next track from Adreyn because this track is showing so much potential!
The Italian pair that form ‘Moses Project’ are a pair of old pals who have an undeniable musical chemisrty. Their latets track is an caputuring cover of a classic that’ll have you falling for them.
There are plently of places to catch these guys online!
Moses Project Twitter https://twitter.com/MosesProject1
Moses Project FB Fanpage https://www.facebook.com/mosesprojectofficial?ref=hl
Moses Project Instagram http://instagram.com/moses_project
Tamurita Reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/tamurita
Sergio Piras http://www.reverbnation.com/sergiopiras
Tamurita YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/TAMURITAvideo
SergioPiras YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/user/SergioPirasOfficial
Kiki Fanpage https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kiki/755738667822420?ref=hl
Kiki Website http://kikisingersongwriter.webs.com/