THE FASCINATION THINKING MACHINE by Kicklighter
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
(Formerly – Mondo Mike 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.
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.