LONDON BASED SHANAZ DORSETT DROPS DEBUT EP ‘CAKE’
WE FIRST HEARD SHANAZ’ LOVELY VOCALS ON THE NEW SINGLE ‘BUS’, A TUNE RECENTLY DROPPED BY ONE OF BLOGGERTRONIX’ FAVE LONDON BASED BANDS BENIN CITY. THE TRACK IS ON THE BANDS NEW EP ‘MIDNIGHT MALARKY’ WHICH DROPS TODAY!
BUY FULL EP – HERE!
SHANAZ’ CAKE EP WAS SELF RELEASED EARLIER THIS YEAR VIA SOUNDCLOUD. ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD YET. THE EP FEATURES THREE LO-FI SUPER STRIPPED DOWN TO THE BASICS SOULFUL TRACKS. THE MUSIC PERFECTLY CUSHIONS HER DELICATELY SMOOTH R&B VOCALS, ECLECTIC ENOUGH TO HOLD YOUR ATTENTION AND YET STILL LEAVE THE VOICE FRONT AND CENTER…. LOVELY STUFF!
FOR MORE INFO CHECK THE ABOVE LINKS.
STREAM CAKE EP -
VIDEO OF SHANAZ AND THE BENIN CITY LADS PERFORMING THE SINGLE ‘BUS’ A FEW WEEKS AGO, AT LONDON’S BEST LITERARY CLUB NIGHT ‘BOOK SLAM’ -
CHAMPION LOVER’S DEBUT TAKES US ON A KILLER INDIE ROCK TRIP!
CHAMPION LOVER’S DEBUT SELF TITLED RECORD IS NOTHING SHORT OF A JOYOUS ROLLICKING FOR YOUR LUG HOLES! IF YOU’RE INTO INDIE ROCK WITH A SMATTERING OF GRUNGE AND GARAGE VIBES, THIS 10 TRACK RECORD IS NOT TO BE MISSED.
SUPER HAPPY TO HEAR SUCH GREAT MUSIC COMING OUT OF TORONTO…BET THESE LADS ARE BRILLIANT LIVE…SERIOUSLY THE ALBUM IS A ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF DRIVEN TRACKS THAT SLAM RIGHT INTO EACH OTHER ONE AFTER ANOTHER….DEADLY ENERGY!
CHOICE TRACKS – ‘SHOOTER’, ‘HOW WILL I KNOW’ & ‘SHE LIKES WU-TANG’
STREAM & BUY ALBUM –
MONTREAL’S YELLOW JACKET AVENGER RELEASES FULL LENGTH RECORD AND VIDEO FOR THE SINGLE ‘GRAVITY’.
WE’VE BEEN FOLLOWING ‘YELLOW JACKET AVENGER’ FOR THE PAST DECADE OR SO AND DURING THAT TIME HE HAS INDEPENDENTLY RELEASED AN UNBELIEVABLE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL, ALBUMS, SINGLES, COVERS…HIS BRAND OF EXPERIMENTAL RAW POP-ROCK, FEATURING HIS UNIQUE WARBLING VOCALS IS SUPER REFRESHING…AND YET UNDERSTATED. THIS FELLA TENDS TO PUT RECORDS OUT WITHOUT A SONG AND DANCE, AND AS SUCH, NOT MANY PEOPLE HAVE HAD THE LUCK TO HEAR OF HIM… TIME FOR THIS TO CHANGE!
ORIGINALLY FROM OTTAWA HE NOW CALLS MONTREAL HOME…HE TENDS TO TOUR OFTEN ON THE EAST COAST OF CANADA SO CHECK THE LINKS ABOVE FOR UPCOMING DATES IF YOU’RE IN THAT AREA.
LAST YEAR HE RELEASED A NINE TRACK LP CALLED ‘BRANDEN TOWN’ (CHECK VIDEO’S BELOW) AND AS OF APRIL RELEASED ANOTHER BRILLIANT OPUS CONSISTING OF 20 TRACKS RECORDED BETWEEN 2002-2003 IN HALIFAX….THE RECORD IS CALLED ‘BLOOMFIELD’ AND IT IS A TRULY GREAT RELEASE…SERIOUSLY, WHY DON’T MORE PEOPLE KNOW WHO THIS GUY IS?!
QUOTE: Jim Guthrie
- “All of his albums are amazing. Great songs, amazing and imaginative recordings and incredible arrangements. Favorite track: Emergency (v.1).”
STREAM AND BUY ‘BLOOMFIELD’ (LP) -
STREAM AND BUY ‘BRANDEN TOWN’ (LP) –
WATCH VIDEO’S FOR BRANDEN TOWN’S FIRST TWO SINGLES ‘GRAVITY’ & ‘YOU CLAIM ME’ BELOW…
‘YOU CLAIM ME’ -
TORONTO BASED DUO ‘MAD ONES’, DROP SUMMER SINGLE ‘LEATHER RUG’ WITH CUTE VIDEO TO BOOT!
THE MAD ONES HAVE BEEN ROCKING OUT WITH THEIR GRUNGE TAINTED TUNES IN TORONTO FOR THE PAST 3 YEARS.
THEY ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON A 2ND FULL LENGTH ENTITLED ‘SANCIETY’.
IF YOU’RE IN TORONTO ON WEDNESDAY (JUNE 18TH), HEAD OVER TO THE SILVER DOLLAR TO SEE THEM LIVE DURING THEIR NXNE SHOWCASE!
CHECK THE VIDEO FOR ‘LEATHER RUG’, THE NEW ALBUMS’ FIRST SINGLE FEATURING DRUMMER’S OVERLY CUTE PUP-DAWG!
NEW YORK-CENTRIC BAND ‘SKATERS’ DROPS DEBUT ALBUM.
‘SKATERS’ CREATE FUN, ENERGETIC INDIE ROCK THAT’LL HAVE YOU BOPPING ALL OVER THE SHOP!
THESE FOUR YOUNG LADS BASED IN NYC, JUST DROPPED THEIR DEBUT ENTITLED ‘MANHATTAN’ AND ARE PLYING A HANDFUL OF SHOWS IN THE CITY OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS….CHECK THE ABOVE LINKS FOR MORE INFO, AND IF YOU’RE IN NEW YORK, HEAD TO A SHOW!
CHECK THE VIDEOS FOR THE SINGLES ‘MISS TEEN MASSACHUSETTS’ AND ‘DEADBOLT’ TAKEN FROM THE NEW RECORD BELOW!
Fantastic collection of meditative pieces, seamlessly put together to make the perfect wind-down mix – ‘Lavender AM’
LA BASED GASLAMP KILLER, PART OF THE LOW END THEORY CLUB CREW, DROPPED THIS IMPRESSIVE FIVE TRACK MIX EARLIER THIS YEAR AFTER HE SUFFERED FROM AN ACCIDENT WHILST RIDING HIS SCOOTER AND NEARLY DIED.
IT’S A TRULY BEAUTIFUL SELECTION, EACH PIECE IS A STORY, ALL SPANNING MORE THEN TEN MINUTES IN LENGTH.
WORDS FROM THE CREATOR – “Lavender AM is the first time that I have ever released selections this close to my heart. This is a mix that represents the inner peace that I have found through my time of healing & meditation. I share it with you now, with the hope that it will bring you all the same peace that it has brought me.”
BUY THE GASLAMP KILLER’S LAST RECORD,
‘BREAKTHROUGH’, RELEASED IN THE FALL OF
EBONY BONES IS BACK AFTER A 4 YEAR HIATUS, LOUDER, FEARLESS AND MORE POWERFUL THAN EVER BEFORE!
I first saw London’s Ebony Bones perform live at Brooklyn’s ‘Southpaw’ back in 2009 in support of her debut record Bone of My Bones. She was an exceptional performer, fierce, colorful and exuded a punk rock attitude that floored everyone in the place…the audience was thin, but she rocked that gig like a stadium performance a true professional. Apparently in a past life she was a theatre performer and worked in a soap opera until 2005, this woman knows how to work a room and fortunately has the pipes and writing skills to support her steez.
I was wondering what she has been up to over the last few years and was happy to see this new release from this most talented producer/artist.
Ebony Bones grew up in Brixton she was born into a Caribbean family, and spent her childhood working with her father in the market selling vinyl, a fine base that made for her eclectic musical education.
‘Behold, a Pale Horse’ is a solid gem of a record from start to finish, really…it blew my socks clean off and to be honest that’s a lot considering I’ve not been too impressed with a lot of music out there at the minute (have you noticed a lull in my blog posts…yeah..well….nuff said about that!)
The album is home to 12 tracks and has a super dark and apocalyptic vibe in sound and lyrical content…electronic beats rub shoulders with punk guitar riffs and don’t even get me started on the samples!! The Morrissey cover (What Dfference Does It Make) featuring ‘The New London Children’s Choir’ and ‘The Warriors’ cult classic film soundtrack sample kill!! Got to love this woman!!
The release also sports guest appearances by Mechanical Elephant and The Mumbai Symphony Orchestra….wonderful sounds abound.
The Whole record was produced, written and arranged by Ebony Bones at YRF studios in Mumbai, India.
BUY ‘BEHOLD, A PALE HORSE’ – HERE!
CHECK OUT THE ‘ILLUSION MIX’ BY EBONY BONES CREATED FOR THE OKI-NI MIX SERIES. IT’S ALSO HOME TO FOUR TRACKS TAKEN FROM HER NEW RECORD, AS WELL AS SOUNDS FROM DANIEL JOHNSTON, CROOKERS, NIGHTCRAWLERS AND THE CURE, AMONGST SHINING OTHERS…FANTASTIC STUFF!
ILLUSION by Ebony Bones by Oki-Ni on Mixcloud