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Song of the Day: Spanner in the Works by Just Millie

Yes, this is from the artist I previewed yesterday for Victorious Festival. But you know, it is a good song. As you know from the previous post the track is due for release towards the end of next month and Spanner in the Works is very promising. (more…)


Song of the Day: Over by Alice Boman

Rather annoyingly there is very little information available about Alice Boman on her social media sites. This is the part of the post where we would talk a bit about her history and anything she’s achieved. All we can say at the moment is that she’s from Malmö and sings in hauntingly beautiful English that clings to your mind like dew drops to blades of grass. (more…)


Song of the Day: Longtime by Ash Grunwald

Longtime gets started pretty quickly. I think there’s like one second of introduction then the whole thing kicks in pretty swiftly. It takes about the same amount of the time to be immersed in the track. Ash Grunwald does a great job. (more…)


Song of the Day: Taking Me Back by The Common

Well isn’t Taking Me Back a moody little song.

Actually, I guess moody isn’t really the right word. This makes it difficult to explain. I suppose what I mean is that there’s a certain mood, a certain atmosphere created by The Common on this track….and yet atmospheric isn’t quite right either. (more…)


Song of the Day: Blown Away by Sivert Hoyem

One of the reasons I’ve chosen this song is because of Sivert Hoyem’s voice. It’s rich and deep and just absolutely amazing. It’s a hard voice to match and I’m not sure many guys can. I think the acoustics of the venue also has a part to play in it as he has this vibrato to his voice that just echoes pleasantly.

He kind of sounds a little like Nick Cave, or at least he reminds me of him. (more…)


Song of the Day: Take it Slow by Tapioca and The Flea

Well isn’t this just a catchy and addictive song.

Take it Slow by Tapioca and The Flea is a sort of unique track that sounds like it has been around for ages. When I was playing it someone said it reminded them of The Pet Shop Boys, and I disagreed because I simply don’t like them. There is an artist that this track reminds me of but I just can’t put my finger on who it is. (more…)


Song of the Day: Time by Rigbi

Rigbi is the culmination of several artists who experienced the music industry and in the end were drawn together to create this band. I was sent and email for a cover that they did of Let’s be Still by The Head and The Heart. But me being me I couldn’t resist a look at their other offerings and came across Time. (more…)


Song of the Day: Left to Survive by The Corduroy Suit

There’s something enticing about this band. I think it’s the 80s type of feel it has and perhaps the unique tone to the lead singer’s voice. Whatever it is, it was hard to resist.

I think, by now, you’ve probably figured out that I’m a sucker for a good voice. That was definitely one of the reasons I snagged on this track. (more…)


Song of the Day: Camilla by Candy Says

Yep.

That’s right.

They’re on my blog again. (more…)


Song of the Day: Dreamer by Elizaveta

I love her voice.

I’m finding it difficult to say anything more if I’m honest. There is just something about her voice, and that something is awesomeness. Usually when I find someone I listen to a few of their tracks, unless the first one is that amazing, and choose one for the blog. But this time I just wanted to hear more and more and more. (more…)


Song of the Day: Not Enough by Delain

I went to see Within Temptation at Wembley Arena on Saturday, completely forgetting to even find out who the support was. When I got there it turned out to be a band called Delain. Strangely I recognised the name but wasn’t entirely sure if I had listened to their music before. Upon listening to April Rain later on I think I had come across them before in my musical travels.

Anyway, this was the third time I had seen Within Temptation and I can’t remember the support for the first two times and hadn’t expected much this go around. Turns out it was third time lucky. (more…)


140 Character Interview with Lem and the White Fire

Yes, it’s been a while since we’ve had a 140 character interview on here! But it’s back and it’s with an awesome band. Lem and the White Fire have an excellent sound and make for an exciting listen. I was more than happy to take the opportunity to grab them for a quick interview over Twitter.

@musicment: Describe your music?

@lemwhitefire: L&TWH is described to exude originality and quirkiness. This is an organic project which hopes to deliver music to the people with honesty. (more…)


Song of the Day: The Hills of Jericho by Carly Jamison

I initially thought I’d be using a different song from Carly Jamison as my song of the day. I was pretty much certain from the moment I first heard the other song. Yet, I was at work and in my head I was reciting The Hills of Jericho.
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Song of the Day: Army of Tears by Cathy Davey

I’ve had enough, these salty drops
I’ve caught a thousand of them, filled a hundred cups
And bit by bit they grew and grew
So I begin to turn them into something new

What amazing imagery in the first few lines of the song! A small taster of the rest of the track, they’re simple words for a not so simple story. Delivered with a venom that adds so much character to the song, that really puts you in the footsteps of the narrator. (more…)


Song of the Day: Springtime by Erland & the Carnival

I’ve seen the name around for a while and always thought to myself ‘oh, I really must listen to Erland & the Carnival,’ and now I finally have it was worth the wait! Springtime is a brilliant track from the band, with mixed tempos, good lyrics and amazing music. (more…)


Song of the Day: The Deserters by Rachel Zeffira

Well, with all the music I’ve been listening to lately, this was unexpected. Rachel Zeffira has a haunting melodic voice and it is displayed very well in The Deserters.

You get caught up in her voice, the way she uses it as another instrument, that it’s a while before you realise that there’s actually a piano playing in the background. (more…)


Song of the Day: Eye of the Storm by Lois & the Love

Eye of the Storm is the second song from Lois & the Love that has made it to Song of the Day, the first being War. And given the brilliance of both these tracks I would love to have more follow in their footsteps. (more…)


Song of the Day: Solid Ground by Maps & Atlases

This track is completely different from yesterday’s Song of the Day. It’s not as quick, it’s slower and there’s nothing quirky about it. But Solid Ground by Maps & Atlases is just as good.

It has a bit of a slow start, and the thing that grabs you is the uniqueness of his voice. It has an amazing quality to it that will always succeed in drawing you in. (more…)


Song of the Day: The Fox The Crow and The Cookie by Me Without You

As well as having a pretty good video with a unique feel, the obscure subject (a fox a crow and a baker) is actually quite refreshing.

The Fox The Crow and The Cookie, by Me Without You, sounds like it’s a lot of nonsense but it’s fun nonsense. A story is told quite clearly in the lyrics and I like how full on the lyrics are. (more…)


Song of the Day: Currents by Eisley

This is another exciting song from an exciting band. After listening to several of their songs it became apparent that Eisley are no strangers to versatility, but it was really this track, Currents, which grabbed my attention.

It’s the title track of their 2013 album and it places high expectations on the album. There’s something magical about the vocals, they’re fascinating and mesmersing. (more…)


Song of the Day: Sounds Like Hallelujah by The Head and the Heart

A belated happy New Year everyone!

I hope 2014 is a great year for all your blogging and for music!

I’m kicking the year off with a Song of the Day that came after a couple of hours trawling through my suggested list on Spotify. Eventually, I came across Sounds Like Hallelujah by The Head and The Heart and it automatically stuck out from the rest of the music because of the soft vocals and the awesome instrumental support. (more…)


Song of the Day: Jukebox Dream by The Rebel Light

Jukebox Dream is set to be the new single from LA based band The Rebel Light. It’s incredibly different from what this band has produced before and I’m impressed that they decided to take the risk and step away from the gruff and rough around the edges technique, which has resulted in brilliant tracks such as My Heroes Are Dead and Goodbye Serenade.

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Song of the Day: C’mon Man You’re Dead by Sahara Beck

I have been listening to Sahara Beck’s You Could be Happy EP all day. It’s full of six fantastic tracks and it’s incredibly difficult to choose which song should be Song of the Day. I’m still trying to decide. So I guess I should ramble on for a bit longer.

Sahara Beck is an Australian singer/songwriter and has an amazingly charming voice. At times there are certain notes she hits and sounds she makes that remind me of Laura Marling. (more…)


Song of the Day: Rebels in the Light by Manicanparty

I have only just discovered Manicanparty and fell in love with Rebels in the Light, partly because of the Lion King-esque chanting scattered throughout. It’s very different from the folk and rock music that usually appears on here, but hey good music is good music!

There’s an amazing feeling to this track, I’ve recently said that simplicity can make a great song, but this is an example of the complete opposite. (more…)