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F U Matthew by Chanel Samson

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Oh my god, what is this!?

There’s so much going on that’s impossible to process straight away. It’s like Glinda from Wicked went to Avenue Q and decided to start up the glittering yellow brick road of the music industry. And it’s AWESOME. (more…)


The Pierces

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I came across The Pierces towards the end of last year, after a horrid time searching through Spotify for something new to listen to this group came as breath of fresh air. They have a whole bunch of songs that are just completely awesome and they span over a few albums, so it’s nice to see that they have that continuity.

The sister duo isn’t afraid to make a few changes here and there, even if they’ve hit upon a perfect formula. Secret is a wonderful display of how slow they’re willing to go with a track and the other techniques they have at their disposal to make up for a lack of speed. Then there’s Kings, which is much faster in comparison but no less addictive. The lyrics in both tracks are great and fun to listen to. Quite often the lyrics from different tracks meld together and get themselves stuck together in some kind of a The Pierces mega fusion. (more…)


Count to Ten by Tina Dico

Hi again.

I know it’s been a while but we’re back and we’re really going to focus on the music that Musical Nourishment loves.  I’ll offer no explanation for the long absence as there really isn’t a good enough excuse to put down.

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Victorious Festival Preview: Hometown Show

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Yet another Portsmouth band on the Real Ale Stage, but then the city has a lot of talent to cover! Hometown Show are a brilliantly lively band that breathe some fresh air into the country genre they represent. (more…)


Victorious Festival Preview: Heronshaw

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Heronshaw are a folk rock band that have recently celebrated the milestone of five years together. They’re lucky enough to have two slots at the festival in August, they’ll be appearing on Sunday 24 on the Real Ale stage as well as the Castle Stage on the same day. (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…)


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: 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: Wires by Athlete

It’s a slow but steady song and probably the best one that Athlete have ever created. Wires is an emotional track and it builds up to a crescendo towards the end before shedding all the layers of instruments before picking them up again, I love the way this is done, it makes it seem like the music is wavering as if it has been burdened by emotion. (more…)