AT THE SUN
Bio: Hailing from the UK, AT THE SUN are a heavy rock 5 piece blending their love of blues, metal and classic rock to create a powerful sound of big riffs, soulful vocals and ripping solos. The band have released the brand-new music video for their second single, “Walk On Over”, taken from their debut EP “Breathe”
Track: ‘Walk On Water’
Singer Harry Dale calls the track: “a story of lust, desire and temptation”
Why We Like It: It’s a scorching blistering rock track that oozes steamy swagger. Sensual bass lines. Punchy drums provide a slick elastic foundation for this vaporous track while sizzling guitar licks wail with luring sultry lustiness. It’s a sleazy bluesy stuffy whack of swagger soaked rock.
You can follow AT THE SUN on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/atthesunband
Watch the video for ‘Walk On Over’ below
Bio: Alabama four-piece Belle Adair has unveiled ‘Neptune City’, the latest from its forthcoming record ‘Tuscumbia’. Groups in Belle Adair’s orbit include some of the most exciting acts to come out of Southern independent music in the past decade: Alabama Shakes, John Paul White, St. Paul and The Broken Bones and Dylan LeBlanc, as well as Shoals legends like Donnie Fritts and David Hood. When not working on their own music, Belle Adair serve as something of a house band for this community, just wrapping up an international tour with White and backing Fritts on his recent comeback dates. The group shares keyboardist Ben Tanner with Alabama Shakes, and their Single Lock Records is home to a majority of the artists listed above.
Track: ‘Neptune City’
Why We Like It: It’s a blissed out refreshing blend of indie pop with hints of folk stirred in for good measure. This track is effortlessly smooth laid back and easy on the ears. With a nostalgic breezy summer vibe doused in luscious melodies and rich instrumentation its instantly likable. Jangly atmospheric guitars add a spaced out vibe and refreshing zest and fizz to the deliciously soothing track. It’s mellow, insanely melodic and richly layered, an exquisite track.
You can follow Belle Adair on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/belleadair
Stream ‘Neptune City’ below
The Purple Lights
Genre: Funk, Groove-Rock
Bio: London’s Most Electrifying Groove Rock Duo The Purple Lights fuse Akeba’s authentic roots reggae beats into Rob’s psychedelic gritty grooves, combining a powerful message, delivered in a bright package. Over the summer The Purple Lights performed at festivals including Glastonbury, Beacons, Latitude and Secret Garden Party instantly reaching out to fans and building a unifying and positive presence, as they draw on everything from 60s psyche to dancehall vibes and tribal drums for inspiration. ‘Not Alone’ is the title track from the much anticipated second EP.
Track: Not Alone
Why We Like It: This vibrant laid-back track oozes heartfelt warm vibes smothered in indie rock goodness. A luscious reggae beat sprinkles glorious rays of sunshine all over this track while Rob Fincham’s expressive Adam Ant- esque vocals add a touch of chic swagger. Its pop melody is so infectious while the bouncy rhythm takes you to sunshine and paradise. It’s an instant pick me up shot of groove rock.
You can follow The Purple Lights on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/Purplelightsmusic/
Stream ‘Not Alone’ below
Megan Dixon Hood
Genre: Singer Songwriter
Bio: Cheshire born singer-songwriter Megan Dixon Hood has been under the radar in the music scene for some time. A Manchester graduate in music studies she has continued to develop what she has learned during her years at university to create wonderful ethereal nu-folk, including her 2014 debut single Early Morning Riser which gained significant airplay and was praised by Terry Wogan on his BBC Radio 2 show. Last year saw her release ‘With Time’, a moving single driven by flowing pianos and stunning vocal harmonies, and since then she has carried out a busy festival schedule including gigs at Rock the Farm, Glass Butter Beach, and a headline slot at Middlewich Folk Festival. To round the year off comes new single Alias Grace, a track that precedes an upcoming EP to be released in January/February 2018.
Track: Alias Grace
When asked about the track Dixon Hood said: “Alias Grace’ was inspired by the book of the same name by the author Margaret Atwood. The song itself takes on the perspective of Grace, suggesting the idea that she did not commit the crime, yet the rumors spread quickly and she is aware that she is seen as the ‘beast’ despite her beauty and mild manners. The tone is somewhat sarcastic, as she invites the listener to ‘step into’ her skin, to see for themselves what her life is really like and make their judgments that way.”
Why We Like It: It’s a mysterious darkly coated track that bubbles and boils with eerie secrecy. The staccato guitar riffs whip and bounce with vibrancy and a sense of urgency while the descending piano adds tension and spine chilling suspense. Dixon Hood’s crisp vocals flutter between chilling depths and sweet ethereal falsetto, its quite sublime and captivating. The track becomes more stormy and shadowy creating the perfect thrilling hair raising atmosphere. It’s a bewitching wholly enthralling track.
You can follow Megan Dixon Hood on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/megandixonhood/
Stream ‘Alias Grace’ below
Genre: Psychedelic Desert Grunge
Bio: Shallow Waters are a three-piece band hailing from the North West of England.
Track: Wake Up To What Is Real
Why We Like It: It’s a swagger soaked dizzying blast of desert grunge. Spiraling grooves crash against razor sharp fuzzed guitars creating a gritty rough and tumble track that assaults your senses. Laid back vocals howl over shredding guitar solos and pulverising drums. It’s a manic onslaught of instrumentation smoothed off in a sensual wave of psychedelia and doused in fiery attitude.
You can follow Shallow Waters on facebook here https://www.facebook.com/ShallowWaters.UK/
Stream ‘Wake Up To What Is Real’ on bandcamp here https://shallowwaters.bandcamp.com/track/wake-up-to-what-is-real
Genre: Alternative rock
Bio: Hailing from Los Angeles, Vast Asteroid is a supergroup of sorts, made up of The Warlocks former bassist Mimi Star, seminal Mancunian punk-rock band Slaughter And The Dogs drummer Mark Reback and singer and guitarist James Poulos. After previously playing together in various configurations, the members coalesced around a shared love of the immersive, propulsive and passionate music of shoegaze, space rock, desert rock, art grunge, and brit pop. They also gave a name to this unique blend they together give shape to: spacegaze. Born from a brief writing and rehearsal period in and around the Highland Park neighbourhood of L.A., the band’s debut full-length album was released in November. The album also features the likes of Dave Catching (Eagles Of Death Metal) as a special guest.
Track: Poison Fang
When asked about the track vocalist and guitarist James Poulos said : “Lyrically, it’s a song with several layers of meaning. It’s about the end of things, and what turns out to come after the end. What promises become possible, or even necessary. We knew we wanted a video that didn’t give any room for uncertainty about what you were seeing, yet offered plenty of room for emotional variance and interpretation. One idea that expands to become a meditation.”
Why We Like It: It’s a acute razor sharp swagger soaked track. With sultry laid-back vocals smothered with blistering guitars crashing against punchy drums and thrilling mind bending psychedelia. Briery guitars shred everything in their path with fuzzed riveting distortion while the track lures and entices with a darkly hued soundscape. Its melodic charming and enticing all while slapping a healthy dose of distortion and gritty sleaziness in the mix. With a sway ready bridge laced in melancholic tones and anthemic stamina it is arena ready and sing along friendly.
You can follow Vast Asteroid on Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/vastasteroid/
Watch the video For ‘Poison Fang’ below
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