Stash Peso, a young rapper from London who is making a name for himself, is an artist who knows how to turn heads in the right way. His top quality rhymes and well produced rap has won support from many top level tastemakers, including the likes of Clash Magazine, SBTV, Link Up TV, GRM Daily and more.
It’s not everyday that an artist comes along and is able to command such attention, particularly in a thriving UK genre. But singles like ‘Glow’, which preceded excellent EP ‘Shine’, show exactly why.
‘Shine’ is out now, and you can hear it here: https://soundcloud.com/juststash/sets/shine-ep
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Max Restaino is a hugely talented multi-instrumentalist who already has an impressive musical CV behind him thanks to years working as a session musician. Having worked with the likes of Gary Barlow, Donny Osmond, Geri Halliwell and more, the time has now come for this young man to take centre stage with new album ‘The Time it Takes’.
Out now, the album is a high quality collection of upbeat pop like single ‘No’ above, and is a great reflection of his pop genre style as well as his smart lyrical dexterity. If you like what you hear, you can keep yourself informed at Max’s website and all the usual social platforms.
Versatile and extremely talented in too many areas of music to list, George Montague is a singer-songwriter who could take his pick of style, genre or career in the music industry. Choosing to specialise in a lovely, lilting pop sound, Montague is celebrating the release of his album ‘Curiouser and Curiouser George’ with this excellent single and video.
Drawing favourable comparisons to the likes of Ed Sheeran and perhaps even Jack Johnson, Montague builds this catchy little number around a fun acoustic guitar rhythm, over which his honeyed vocal fits perfectly. It’s precisely this level of talent which has put Montague’s YouTube views up into the millions, and if you’ve clicked on the video above, you’ve just added yourself to an ever growing list of people discovering the excellence of George Montague.
Clocking in at a healthy 14 songs, ‘Clockface’ is the critically acclaimed debut album by Wiltshere trio The Kite Collectors. Principally written by vocalist and guitarist Robby Allen, the album is a concept album full of sharp tales and wit, driven by the rock genre.
Taken from the album for promotional purposes, ‘Wonder’ is a track that stands ably on its own two feet. From the assured acoustic blues opening, there’s a feeling that this is a song that knows where it’s going. And as the fuller sound kicks in and the song rolls towards it’s short, sharp climax, that feeling doesn’t dissipate.
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Originally featured on album ‘Rumours, Lies, Tears & Tantrums’, the new streaming track from vintage rockers Strangers Know More is titled ‘Shoot the Witness’ and it’s available online now. It finds the trio on great form, and it comes as no surprise to learn that they’ve been playing music – both separately and together – since the seventies.
That sort of background breeds confidence, and there’s certainly plenty of confidence on show here. It builds on simple rock song structures and foundations, but adds in flourishes from punk, new wave and even moments of pure, catchy pop.
It’s a strong cocktail, and there’s more coming soon. For more on that you can find their website here.
If there’s one mistake that independent rock bands make too often, it’s trying to give their songs ‘energy’ by simply launching into them at a haphazard pace. Those bands could do a lot worse than check out the debut album from Tablefox. Out now, ‘Objects’ is a collection of songs with its own unique energy, but which controls it throughout without losing control.
Some tracks do motor along, don’t get me wrong, but there’s always a feeling of sleek control to the interlacing of guitar and synths. On their slower, more contemplative tracks, there’s arguably even more energy in the shape of a dark atmosphere and bare emotion in a lot of the lyrics.
Clearly a labour of love, and a true alternative to the music you’re spoonfed every day, Russell Suereth’s new album ‘Spiritual Haven’ is a real eye opener. As the title suggests, the tracks on the album are drawn from spiritual inspiration, an approach which clearly fires the creative side of Suereth’s personality.
Tracks such as the one above don’t really conform to any particular genre other than being gentle, meditative works of art. From there, each piece is strong together into a whole sequence, specifically ordered to tell the listener a tale while not uttering a word.
It’s ambitious sure, and different. But it works.
What do you get if you take good old fashioned rock and roll, mix it with some blue eyed soul, funky blues and a dash of Aretha? The answer is the new album from US vocal superstar Kelly Moneymaker. And if that sounds like a set-up and punchline for a joke, it’s not.
Previously a member of female vocal group Exposé (named among Billboards top ten female groups of all time, by the way), Kelly Moneymaker has returned to music after some time off to start a family, and is now working hard to claw herself back to the top.
Thankfully, the strength of her vocal alone is enough to get a lot of attention, and the fact that she’s being backed by a host of top quality musicians and kick-ass songs is just a bonus. This is blues, soul and rock ‘n’ roll at its best.
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A lovely little number for fans of guitar laced indie, songwriter Dan Kelly has unveiled his official music video for new track ‘Never Stop the Rot’. It’s a great introduction to what’s shaping up to be an exciting upcoming album ‘Leisure Panic’, out October 9th. Pre-order the album here.
Fresh from the release of their debut album, MetaQuorum have unleashed the track above – the excellent ‘North Sea Fret’. If you’re a fan of mainstream radio music, perhaps you should look away now.
However, if you like what you’re hearing, then you will also enjoy the additional nine tracks you can find on debut album ‘Midnight Sun‘.