Smoke Season was formed in early 2013 by Gabrielle Wortman and Jason Rosen. Combining their musical backgrounds, the duo created their own unique take on Americana, infusing folk with electronic undertones and rich vocal harmonies that has been steadily capturing the attention of fans and press since.
After his debut album "We Are Fools", the australien singer-songwriter Riley Pearce is back with a new single called "Roskie".
This song is relaxing, as Riley Pearce knows really well to do. It's like an invitation to travel. The melody of "Roskie" make me think about a road trip.
Sometimes it is a good idea to check out who are the people who share your tweets. That's what I thought few weeks ago, when it has enabled me to discover Swallow and The Wolf. The duo is made up of a Suffolk guy, Russel Swallow (vocal and acoustic guitar), and an Australian girl, Jessica Kennedy (piano & vocal). They write songs about every day passions, extraordinary moments , ... with a lot of sincerity.
Jesper Madsen is the Danish songwriter behind Echo Me. He’s been writing songs since the age of 10, starting of “borrowing” lyrics from artists found in his parents’ collection.
The name Echo Me stands for that similarity, there is between Jesper and his music. The songs are echoes of his personality and his thoughts. His sound is an echo of his own taste and his own ideals.
Suffolk boy Russell and Australian girl Jess tell stories of every day passions, extraordinary moments and unsung heroes. Their sound is driven and picked acoustic guitar, mercurial, bass heavy piano lines, lo-fi drums, rich cello lines and melodic vocal harmonies.
The duo have picked up support from Tom Robinson and Chris Hawkins at BBC6, Sophie Little BBC Norfolk, Billy Butler BBC Merseyside, and John Govier BBC Devon.
For me, music is an universal language. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics of a song or just a part of them, the mix of the melody and the singer’s voice can find the way of your soul. It makes us feel an array of feelings from joy to sadness. It can inspire relaxation, to feel like dancing … Some songs or artists can bring this strong connection with yourself and it’s what makes the difference between a song you appreciate and a song you become deeply addicted. Sometimes you don’t always understand why, but you can’t stop listening to that music.
Our music is about human connection, says Sarah Howells of Paper Aeroplanes. Not surprisingly the story of Paper Aeroplanes is as heartwarming and poignant as one of their songs. Vocalist Sarah Howells suffered a great personal loss, leading to her meeting guitarist Richard Llewellyn and their subsequent realisation that they were meant to make music together. Now they’re ready to reach their widest-ever audience with their much-anticipated third album ‘Little Letters’.
Since establishing ‘Crooked Saint’, Australian singer/songwriter Tim Wheatley has been hard it. The last two years has seen him release two independent ‘Alt/Country’ EP’s and two singles to critical acclaim, and seen him tour the country three times over. In which time ‘Tim Wheatley & Crooked Saint’ has managed to straddle both independent and mainstream radio within Australia with the help of ARIA award winning producer, Paul Mckercher.
Last friday night, I’ve been invited by friends to come to a show in a pub in a small town next from where I live to see Landermason. I don't live in a place where there are lots of small venues to enjoy a live performance, so it was great to discover a beautiful old pub and a great band. I’ve never heard about Landermason before, but I haven’t been disappointing by their concert, with 2 hours of original songs and some covers of Joni Mitchell or Van Morrisson.
'Landermason' are a duo like no other! Multi instrumentalist Fiona Lander (vocals, piano, whistles, saxes, clarinet and recorder) and Paul Mason (guitars and vocals) have developed a unique sound which displays their undoubted talents.