WHAT YA DOING by Louieze
Louieze, born in Portishead, Bristol in the UK’s South West, was a keen artist as a child and covered endless reels of wall paper with her drawings.
However music took over her self-expression palette when she joined a band aged 23 as their keyboardist also singing backing vocals. This band played numerous gigs before Louieze set out to record her own songs in a newly created home studio.
With a MIDI set up as well as various instruments, Louieze taught her self to produce music and recorded her own songs, written from her experience, emotions and imagination.
Louieze’s first song was about a young English civil and mechanical engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who was born in 1806, as his prolific engineering greatness inspired Louieze musically. After some years spent writing songs and honing her individual sound, Louieze is now ready to release the various songs she has already composed, created and produced.
THE FASCINATION THINKING MACHINE
Everett Young’s band Kicklighter has released a new album. As with Everett’s previous album, ‘The Ground’, the new one ‘The Fascinating Thinking Machine’ can also be best described as intelligent pop.
Pop artist Everett Young is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer, producer, and professor of political science. And he’s serious about pop.
“I love Simon and Garfunkel. I love the melodic stuff from the eighties. Paul McCartney’s melodies … everybody complains about how nobody’s doing that kind of thing anymore. It seems as if creating those songs is a lost art.”
Except of course, it’s not. The art of the intelligent pop song is alive and well and living in, Florida as Young’s LP “The Ground” is currently proving across the airwaves. 10 years after its release – this album is still one of our best sellers.
Spice and the Po Boys
Mondo Mike and the Po Boys deliver a mix of R&B, Blues-Rock and Pop tunes that are natural and authentic as an old vinyl LP record.
Like the famous New Orleans sandwich its name references, the band blends the ingredients of diverse musicians to create a soulful blues-rock chocked with pithy lyrics that fathom the hoary questions of love and life.
Singer Brittany Wescott a.k.a. Spice, whose finely-tuned voice can turn a note inside out, brings an “an unforced emotional intensity” that is perfect for these well-crafted tunes that talk about love gone bad, personals struggles and redemption. Appropriate themes for a singer whose gospel roots constantly crack through the surface of these songs.
Let’s pack our bags and make a run for it’ dare Riveraire with Brand New Day – a heavenly hum of escapist pop.
A love of great pop melodies pulled Riveraire’s Caroline Loftus, Paul Carr and Paul Nolan together. Their early writing sessions crafted a collection of timeless tunes that became Riveraire’s anthemic debut album, Down to the Ground.
The heart-warming pop single Round & Round followed, and now Riveraire are back to entice with the Brand New Day EP.
Collaborating once more with Ian Catt (long time producer of Saint Etienne), the EP features the glorious harmonies of Run to the Fire, and an infectious remix of Brand New Day by Tim van Der Kuil.
For Riveraire, a new adventure begins. After all, it’s a Brand New Day…
BODY DISCOVERY by Callel
“Young, talented revelations Callel are a four-piece with a refreshing urge to sound that bit different…Callel look to a super future.” – The Scotsman
The four members of the indie Rock – Britpop crossover band Callel grew up in the same area of Granton in Edinburgh; they went to the same school, played in the same football team, caught the same nits…but it wasn’t until years later that they got together as a band.
They soon found their feet on the live scene and supported Paolo Nutini, Rooney, Asobi Seksu, The Hip Parade, The Bluetones and The Holloways among others.
Their music has featured on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio Scotland, Forth One, XFM, and 6 Music.