We’re verging on obsessed with the new release from Bristol based Rozelle. Today sees the release of Closer a huge powerhouse of a track, catchy alt-pop riffs and sultry vocals from the leading ladies. Definitely worth a listen to get you pumped for the weekend!
London based gritty belter Jimi Charles Moody is back with his new track ‘Turns to Gold’. This track is much more up beat that the majority of his work and it’s refreshingly nostalgic. Having just got back from Texas, this country twang is exactly what we like to hear. “Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Moody museum”:
Wow! Everyone desperately needs to hear this, its unbelievable. Donna Missal’s voice is truly impressive, passionate, accomplished and professional. Her debut single, premiered on Beats 1 will completely blow you away.
It’s a must..
Now this song from the Copenhagen/Melbourne based boys is just brilliant. This track has a The War on Drugs esc rolling percussion that’s emotive and enthralling. Nice work guys. Listen to MENTON here:
Originally from Bristol but now based in Liverpool, 24 year old Geoff Shaw re-announces himself with new track ‘Sharp Man’.
‘Sharp Man’ is a gritty announcement of his new sound and comes ahead of a string of live dates throughout the summer.
18th July The Social, Soho
26th July Nozstock Festival
29th July Ten Feet Tall, Cardiff
30th July Mr. Wolfs, Bristol
Take a listen to ‘Sharp Man’ below and enjoy:
Second track release from the talented new comers Clean Cut Kid.
Clean Cut Kid is a name that has been frequently whispered on the rumour mill for months now and lo and behold their debut track ‘Vitamin C’ is FINALLY here!
Its different and empowering to say the least with rolling positive choruses and repetitive guitar picks. Having just signed to Universal publishing and Polydor these kids from Liverpool are definitely ones to watch!
Absolutely loving this new track from Speelburg. They are playing Electrowerkz on the 11th of June, it would be silly to miss it.
Recently we caught up with the Bristol based singer-songwriter Geoffery Shaw, aka SHAW. Having stumbled upon his corker of a debut single ‘Where I’ve Been’ on soundcloud hours after its release, we thought we had better give him a call and see what the talented new-comer has up his musical sleeve. Unbeknown to us, this was to be his first interview…
Originally from Bournemouth, SHAW recently moved to Bristol for work, fitting caravans. He tells us about his strong musical past, influences and future plans.
‘I honestly never woke up one morning and thought “you know what, you’re destined for the caravan trade”. However that’s where I am at the moment even though my music is still my main focus’…’As far as my musical upbringing is concerned..my family all love their music. I grew up with a single Mum blaring out the Beatles records, she had a fantastic record collection.’
As front man and guitarist for Downtown City Gardens, this is where SHAW found his feet as a songwriter and performer.
‘I’d say that nowadays my influences are those modern classic, flawless songwriters like Damon Albarn, Thom Yorke and Jeff Buckley. I’m not so hot on finding new music, admittedly I will always have my Roxy Music and Decon Blue albums on repeat.’
‘When I first started writing I would take a lot of influence from other artists whilst trying to figure out my own sound. There comes a point when you stop thinking about it so much and the process becomes more natural.’
To date we’ve heard two tracks off SHAW, ‘Where I’ve Been‘ (available on SoundCloud) and ‘Easy Growing Days’ which is yet to be released. Geoff says that ‘Easy Growing Days’ is a much deeper song lyrically, than Where I’ve Been. ‘I wrote that song 3 years ago when me and my friends were talking about how much easier life was being a kid. Nowadays we’ve got bills and boring jobs, we wasted so much time back then and took things for granted…it’s a more melancholic number’.
With that description we soon delved into the meanings of his tracks. The cryptic ‘Where I’ve Been’ is about an ex girlfriend that he found impossible to shake off. The line ‘back way before I was absent and missing, I had an arrogance bold but believing’ just says, “what the hell have I been doing…”
With that noted it was now time for the quick-fire-generic-question round:
“What would be your dream collaboration?” – ‘Robin Pecknold ft SHAW’
“If you could sum up your music in 3 words what would they be?” – ‘Classic, Lyrical and Melodic’
“If you could have a super power what would it be?” – ‘Time-Travel’
“What are we to expect from the future of SHAW?” – ‘I’ve got the EP in the pipe line to release in the new year. I’m heading back into the studio to record 4 or 5 really solid songs and just gig off that really. I’ve got plans to gig locally and hopefully keep building a following.’
What’s for certain is that SHAW is one to watch. If what you’re looking for is a raw, folky, talented young singer-songwriter to get really excited about then look no further. Keep those beady eyes peeled for the release of his next track and in the meantime rap your musical ears around this bad boy…
We had a fantastic night at our Launch Party on Wednesday the 27th at Proud Camden. The south galleries room at the club is underestimated and provides the ideal environment for an intimate showcase. The Dirty Harry’s kicked off the evening with their jovial, teenage rock set reminiscent of Libertine early days. They were followed by beautiful acoustic sets from Ez Stone and the howling brilliance of Sam Jordan. The night’s live sets came to an end with the explosive energy of the House of Lions. Have a gander below at a couple of snaps from the evening, if you like what you see come on down to our next show at Proud Galleries on the 27th of September where we will be accompanied by fantastic artists such at Gay, George Cosby, Native Roses and Corey Fox-Fardell.