VH Artist of the Week (22/8/16): Bel Esprit

Here’s a piece I wrote for Vulture Hound a little while back. Find it on the site here: http://vulturehound.co.uk/2016/08/artist-of-the-week-220816-bel-esprit/

Each week VH Music picks out a new artist you should definitely be checking out. This week, Samantha explains why you should be checking out Bel Espirit.

A fiery energy fuelled by the unison of passion and skill is the kind of magic you can expect from up and coming band Bel Esprit. Their sound is reminiscent of 90s pop rock, with a fuzzy indie ambiance thrown in for good measure.

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Why You Should Care About… Rosenblume

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2015/04/16/why-you-should-care-about-rosenblume/

Here we have Daniel ‘Rosenblume’ Ross, a Liverpudlian musician, ready to sooth your soul with some soft blues tones. With an EP set to launch on 27th April, this is a guy full of charm and charisma, carrying a gentle blend of acoustic folk.
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Noise Cannon’s Ones to Watch in 2015: Wolf Alice

The delightful pop-grunge scene is making a comeback and at the very foreground of it all is North London four-piece Wolf Alice. This band may be not be new to your ears but five years since their formation seems as good a time as any to predict a breakthrough, especially with a slot at Alt-J’s upcoming London O2 Arena show next Saturday (24th). Continue reading “Noise Cannon’s Ones to Watch in 2015: Wolf Alice”

INTRODUCING: Goodbye Stranger

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/12/18/goodbye-stranger/

If you can’t decide between indie and electronica, London four-piece Goodbye Stranger could be the new band to help you out. Their soft style of Indie Synth-pop holds promises of dynamic melodies delivered in a delicate manner with a striking undertone. Continue reading “INTRODUCING: Goodbye Stranger”

Noise of the Week – 01/12/14

Another Noise of the Week, this time I wrote about The Black Keys’ Weight of Love…

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NC logoThis week we’re talking about a band who are ever-popular, an authentic ska-punk track, and a new singer-songwriter who is anything but cliché

Heart In Hand – A Beautiful White

With the recent release of A Beautiful White, and their outstanding title track, British quintet Heart In Hand are hitting up the road this month with Australia’s The Amity Affliction. ‘A Beautiful White’ is certainly a step up from all past material, this is shown instantly right from the very start of the guitar intro, which is soon joined by a bashful beat. Highlighted by Charlie Holmes’ reaching vocals that carry the pace, the track provides a classic HIH beat which is filled with uplifting changes that are left implanted in your head.

Words by Isha Shah

The Black Keys – Weight of Love

Recent announcements that The Black Keys will be playing at next year’s Isle…

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Native People

A new band feature I wrote this week…

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The winter weather getting you down? Well we have just the dose of summer feelings you need from Kent four piece, Native People. Their selection of indie dance tunes reflect their coastal roots of hometown Folkestone, evoking memories of days at the beach in the long gone summer weather.

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INTRODUCING:Demob Happy

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/26/demob-happy/

Working on creating “edible pop chunks” out of songs originally standing as ten minute prog-rock operas are grungy garage four piece Demob Happy from Brighton. Packing a deep bass line behind a fuzzy rock tone, bass playing vocalist Matt Marcantonio claims that lyrically there is an influence from his “bitter disdain for humanity’s engineered ignorance” – so nothing too lighthearted then. Continue reading “INTRODUCING:Demob Happy”

Introducing…The Floodgates

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/11/01/the-floodgates/
Photo credit: Max Jowitt – http://www.maxjowittphoto.co.uk

From busking in London to headlining local events, fresh-faced acoustic rockers The Floodgates have rocketed through the past year, even playing for Heavyweight Boxing champion David Haye at the opening of his gym. The Tunbridge-Wells trio draw inspirations from Mumford and Sons, Bruce Springsteen and Jeff Buckley, resulting in a sound rich in folk tones and raw, organic vocals. Continue reading “Introducing…The Floodgates”

COLDBONES

Originally posted on Noise Cannon: http://noisecannon.com/2014/10/06/coldbones/

With an ambition to produce something more than ‘just a record’, new instrumental trio Coldbones are all about creating something crammed with emotion as well as a cracking sound. Without vocals to guide this they rely solely on a strong set of varied melodies to demonstrate those emotional ups and downs. The musicians behind all this are Jordan Gilbert on guitar, Max Parr on bass and Joe Phillips on drums. Continue reading “COLDBONES”