Son of William Add to Manchester’s Musical Dominance

Manchester – musically, forever entwined with Madchester, The Smiths, Elbow and seemingly a zillion other bands, it’s a place which cherishes its homegrown talent but isn’t afraid when someone new comes on the block to embrace them with open arms. As such, there can be any number of scenes existing in the city at any one time, all with their own gigs, labels and niches but with audiences who are happy to be entertained by all of them. Where is this going? Ah, yes, Son of William.

Son of William – so named as, though their surnames match, they are completely unrelated – are an acoustic duo who have already enjoyed a modest amount of success under their own steam. Hayley and Ben have the kind of acoustic sound which would happily see them being described as folk, country or sing-songwriters without fear of litigation being launched. Their craft is the old-fashioned art of song, with minimal instrumentation allowing the floor to be taken by involving lyrics which are conversational and meaningful, not just a collection of snappy rhymes. Colour of Love is their first release as a duo, an EP which leads with Dear Old Acquaintance, as delicious a song to listen to in a wood-lined bar as you could imagine.

To accompany your listening experience, we’ve shunned the obvious Boddingtons, and gone for something which is both classy and reflective of the environment. It costs a fortune, but try an Industrialist – bourbon, vermouth, mezcal, bitters, maple syrup and topped with candy floss. Chin chin!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzJkbWowXtI4ZCr6pqo7Mfw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SonofWilliamMusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SonofWilliam_

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sonofwilliammusic/

Drink Ya Later, Alligator – Strange Things are Going Down in Canada…

Big Dik Blak is very much the kind of band name you might find yourself mentioning in a pub-based conversation after a few cold drinks. It’s not necessarily the kind of act you’d want your grandma introducing on stage but then, we’d have to question that whole stage operation to be honest.

George Swan, BDB’s sole member, has been making music since anyone can remember, including himself. His press releases suggests he was born in a swamp and raised by alligators, information you might ordinarily find outlandish but in this case, almost doesn’t seem weird enough. Having survived the wreckage of the bands The Rash and Patsy Decline, BDB has gone solo, showcasing his skills as a bassist and portentous 70s organ (ironically) player. There’s so much to dig into, it’s difficult to know where to start in terms of recommendations. We’d suggest making a few of these, passing out, waking up terrified and starting the whole process all over again.

https://www.liquor.com/recipes/sex-with-an-alligator/#gs.Yvyhltg

Up and coming the HARDKISS ready to make ‘Strange Moves’ with new single

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Booze!? Cocktail!

Coming to the UK and already a prime candidate for radio play, ‘Strange Moves’ is the new single from dance pop progressive pop group The HARDKISS and collaborator Kazaky.

Having already won national music awards for Best Album and Best Single at the Yuna Awards in their native Ukraine, the Kiev based group are already hugely popular close to home*. Now they are coming to Britain to spread their own brand of independent dance pop progressive pop to a wider audience. Their unique blend of independent spirit and pop music, plus a varied influence base which includes Rita Ora and Paramore at opposite ends of the spectrum, stands them in good stead to continue making a name for themselves on these shores.

This impressive slick, colourful video, they’re more than ready to grow!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ny8vYpwBnmo#

*Live video performing ‘Stones’, from Ukraine’s Yuna National Music Awards:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/the_hardkiss

https://www.facebook.com/THEHARDKISS

https://twitter.com/the_hardkiss

Loaded Sista – ‘World Domination’

Booze? A WooWoo

A fabulous cocktail for a fabulous track! Some amazing vocals showcased by these talented lady’s. Definitely a song for a night on the town with cocktails! Perfect for the club!

Check it out here: http://freethemusicbook.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=57

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/LoadedSistaOfficial
http://www.instagram.com/loadedsista
http://www.twitter.com/loadedsista
http://www.soundcloud.com/selena-music

The Fireflies – Silver Leaflets

Booze? Mojito

Review: The cool sound of an English accent coupled with a cool guitar solo makes for a really entertaining piece. His passion for the lyrics are very apparent and the group demonstrate strong chemistry and great acoustics. The cool sound will fit perfectly with a minty mojito.

Links:
http://thefireflies.co.uk
http://twitter.com/fireflieslondon

http://youtube.com/thefirefliesband
http://facebook.com/thefirefliesband