New lyric video – Baron Goodlove: ‘Orpheus’

A debut single from a new singer songwriter, ‘Orpheus’ is out now from Baron Goodlove & The Dreadful Noise. Thankfully, the band name is inappropriate, as this is a very good curtain raiser indeed.

Really enjoyable in an offbeat-sort of way (you’re unlikely to dance around the room as you listen), the fun from this comes from the subversiveness. There’s a lack of melody which gives the vocal and lyrics space to so their thing, and it makes for an interesting effect.

‘Orpheus’ will also soon be found on an EP which is out soon. But if you want to sneak it into your collection before that, the band are offering it here for free:

https://www.reverbnation.com/barongoodlove

Dan Kelly – ‘Never Stop The Rot’ (Official Music Video)

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.

Metaquorum impress with debut single ‘North Sea Fret’

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‘.

Single: Narrow Plains – ‘So Rewind’

Out now, this is the latest single from UK folk proposition Narrow Plains, titled ‘So Rewind’. Catchy and punchy but also laid back, it’s a great mix of momentum and spare feel. Great song, and a strong marker for Narrow Plains going forward.

http://narrowplains.com/

‘Beautifully chaotic indie rock’ – Irvine’s self titled album

A three piece based in London but originally from South Africa, Irvine are a band who are proud of their homeland but have decided to chase their music dreams in London.

The creators of high velocity indie rock, the trio have apparently drawn huge crowds in their home country thanks to an epic live show, one which they’re hoping will also garner them a reputation in the capital. Their music is characterised by their energy, some lovely rock melodies and tracks which don’t always follow where you might expect. It’s this willingness to change direction, as well as their raw pace, that set them apart.

Buy the album:

 

UK iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/irvine/id665004407

CD Baby:http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/irvine1

Mollie Marriott – ‘Transformer’ single out now

Already available on iTunes, ‘Transformer’ is a new single from a new artist whose name may be familiar to those of us at a certain age. Mollie Mariott is daughter of old school Small Faces vocalist Steve, the judging by this release, that vocal talent certainly hasn’t skipped a generation.

It’s taken some time for Mollie Marriott to strike out on her own path in the music industry, having spent a lot of time working as a backing vocalist. But as her talent was noticed by those she worked with (including the likes of Noel and Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller and more) it became clear that she was transcending her role in the background.

‘Transformer’ is a debut single and precedes a debut album to come later in the year. On this form it’s one to look forward to.

‘Little Bird’ single out now from Jess Thristan

At just 19, Jess Thristan is one of the UK’s top young female singer-songwriters, and she’s returned with new single and video ‘Little Bird’:

Sweet and catchy, it’s a beautiful new offering from a great new artist who is relying on good old fashioned songwriting to make her way as opposed to over production and skimpy swimwear. It’s refreshing to see, and marks her out as a genuine talent in a tough industry to get into.

With a live performance on Radio 2 already under her belt though, Thristan has every chance of making it to the next level – a very promising prospect indeed.

Jess Thristan records live version of ‘Little Bird’ for Ont’ Sofa

One of the UK’s hottest new singer/songwriters 19 year old Jess Thristan has recorded a breath taking live version of her upcoming new single ‘Little Bird’. The stripped back version of the wonderfully melodic and catchy tune is a masterly piece of music that fuses classic singer/songwriting with contemporary pop sensitivities.

The new single, which is released October 20th, is a follow up to April’s ‘Side By Side’ EP which gained major national radio play and reached number 8 in the iTunes singer/songwriter chart.

‘Little Bird’ shows a progression in the development of Jess as an extremely credible writer and performer. Also recorded at the Ont’ Sofa sessions was Jess’ interpretation of the classic Beatles track ‘From Me To You’. To view ‘From Me To You’ visit the link below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DENOjBu2sZw&feature=youtu.be

With ‘Little Bird’ already achieving national radio play on BBC Radio 2 and with a live performance already booked on Clare Balding’s radio show, the single looks certain to further Jess Thristan’s reputation.

 

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New single – ‘One Day’, NuBorg

Once again, NuBorg – the Norwegian singer-songwriter who’s been consistently releasing excellent singles over the course of 2014 – has returned with another cracker.

Quite similar in feel to her excellent (and still my favourite) ‘Sliding Off The Edge Of The World’, ‘One Day’ is a song dripping with atmosphere, somehow ominous in its sound but still genuinely beautiful. NuBorg’s vocal is unusual, tight as opposed to broad, but suits this kind of song really well. Another really enjoyable song – keep them coming!

Shadowqueen – ‘Burning’ single out now

Coming in like a train and only letting up for strategically placed (and very cleverly orchestrated) breakdown sections, ‘Burning’ is heavy but melodic rock from Melbourne based rockers Shadowqueen.

They’ve been compared to the likes of AC DC, The Baby Animals and Queens Of The Stone Age, and from this full impact single it’s not hard to see why. Complete with darkly lilting harmonies for the verses and a full on chorus, this is a proper rock song.

This is their first single since a debut album in 2012, and hopefully there’s plenty more to come .