London based acoustic singer-songwriter, Pallab Sarker, is back with the new single ‘Not Gonna Fall In Love With You’, the follow up to his former US college radio hit, ‘Morning in Brixton’.
With a laid back, indie-acoustic style and honest, endearing lyricism- Pallab’s new track is worth wrapping your ears around!
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Check out the new album from Irish folk artist, Chase The River, entitled ‘Recycle Your Regrets’.
Having gone through a series of unfortunate events in recent years, CTR has formed a highly introspective album that displays his songwriting talents at their best.
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Belgian singer-songwriter Mark L. Oakes releases the ideal soundtrack for a karmic road trip with his debut album ‘Call Me The Moon’. Also an engineer and producer, Oakes leaves his emotional past behind and throws all his passion into the album.
Tracked at Mark’s home studio, finalised with the help of London cellist Ben Trigg and mastered by Grammy award winner Gavin Lurssen, ‘Call Me The Moon’ has a raw but professional sound to it.
Mark has constantly travelled between Europe and the United States getting involved in a bag full of projects, however Mark sees ‘Call Me The Moon’ as the silver thread out of the vague existential maze.
The genre defying band takes its listeners on a musical adventure far into the unknown with each track. The band, named after The Matador’s Traje de luces, symoblise the beauty and brutality of life with their strong melodic sensibility with varying influences from Bach to The Buzzcocks.
Exploring lyrical themes such as open mindedness and self empowerment, “Break Open the Head” the new album from Suit of Lights, has strong English influences with nods towards artists such as The Beatles, The Kinks and more avant-garde artists such as King Crimson. The album boasts a truly original sound which in turn generates a strong reaction from its listeners. Often being categorised as an indie rock or alternative band, they also incorporate elements of punk, synth pop, metal and even baroque.
Watch the video for the lead track: “Break Open the Head”
Speaking in Tongues was the 5th studio album from the iconic Talking Heads discography.
Released in 1983, it’s full of classic 80’s funk and rock that leaves a groove in you forever. The album was the American’s breakthrough record giving the band their first (and only) top 10 hit with “Burning Down The House”.
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The tour of the album was documented in Jonathan Demme’s film Stop Making Sense which led to a brilliant live album of the same name. Acoustic versions of “Psycho Killer” and “Once in a Lifetime” make this an essential to your collection.
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With a live BBC Manchester session and a feature in national Acoustic Magazine already under his belt, Dave Fidler’s previous single ‘Taking Over’ has really started to make waves for the singer-songwriter. Easy Gone, Easy Come, is the title track from the new EP which is set to retain Dave’s upward trajectory come June 1st.
Based in the North West, Dave Fidler is a supremely talented acoustic guitarist, whose folk style and intricate finger picking underneath a distinct vocal has the ability to warm and break your heart in equal measure. His songs spin tales we can all relate to, around themes of love, loss and birth – all themes shaped by Fidler’s own personal life over the last year or so.
Influenced by greats like Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, this is an artist with incredible potential with songs like EP track ‘Easy Gone, Easy Come’, which you can find here:
Produced by Sam Jones (Alex Turner, Corinne Bailey Rae) and John Bramwell of I Am Kloot, the EP is just the latest step in what is shaping up to be a very promising music career.
The past twelve months for Dave have been a whirlwind of recording sessions and great shows including Glastonbury Festival, Manchester’s Whisky Sessions festival and a forty date tour of the UK as main tour support to John Bramwell who describes Fidler as “absolutely brilliant”. He has also been featured several times by key tastemaker Tom Robinson of BBC Radio 6 Music.
Scottish singer-songwriter set to unveil new album on June 15th
An acoustic-folk singer-songwriter, Sandy Kilpatrick is now Portugal based having been born and raised in Scotland. His new album, ‘The Shaman’s Call’, is the latest stunning release in a career that has grown organically over time, with his sound echoing great songwriters as wide ranging as David Bowie and Damien Rice, while retaining his own unique take on the genre.
Those developing years have been spent surrounded by talents who have made it to the mainstream, such as close friend and New Order guitarist Phil Cunningham. Now Sandy Kilpatrick aims to follow in their footsteps.
Having lived in various parts of the UK before moving to Portugal to be with his family, Sandy Kilpatrick’s particular brand of accessible folk music has a well-travelled feel to it. Inspired by a wide ranging exploration of all of life’s experience as seen through Sandy Kilpatrick’s eyes as a writer, Sandy’s last album ‘Redemption Road’ was notable enough to gain the support of key BBC tastemakers Guy Garvey and Mark Radcliffe. One track was even used by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo on his ‘Best Bits of 2013’ video.
‘The Shaman’s Call’ marks further progression for Sandy Kilpatrick as an artist, guided out of the gate by new single ‘Your Love Is a Weapon’, a song which focuses on the intimacy and solitude of the writer at work: https://soundcloud.com/sandykilpatrick/your-love-is-a-weapon
Like this track, the album as a whole is designed to feel raw, and not hidden behind the smoke and mirrors of big production. The lyrics are intimate and thoughtful, hitting many highs, lows and moments of heartfelt poignancy – many of which listeners will immediately relate to.