As The City Rumbles Underneath – Flowers From The Stars EP Review

ATCRU

 

 

As The City Rumbles Underneath are a duo from the USA, that bring a new heavy beats, graceful soft ballads and fantastic edge with their Shoegazing sounds.

Having a mixture of upbeat tracks and ballads it shows they have fantastic vocals and you can understand the lyrics more in each of the tracks.

Flowers From The  Stars EP starts off with an upbeat track ‘Heart Expire ‘ with the soft vocals from Cat, giving a great feel to the rest of the tracks.

If i was to listen to this id be in my room whilst being online, it’s a calm and relaxed EP!

Make sure you are giving this a listen to and follow ‘As The City Rumbles Underneath’  .

Soundcloud: Flower From The Stars: https://soundcloud.com/as-the-city-rumbles/sets/songs-2012-2013

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Asthecity

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AsTheCityRumblesUnderneath?fref=ts

 

 

1InFive Released their DEBUT EP a few weeks back but im going to review it now!!!!

1InFive are 4 Piece Band from Brighton, releasing their latest EP ‘Hold On’.

This is a EP what shows who the boys really are, A unique Rock band with great vocals are great and the dark smooth guitar strums  and fantastic beat of the drums sets the 4 track EP.

You could just listen to the first track and you will be hooked!

‘Something in The Water’ a Rock filled Music fest which gives it an upbeat feel to the EP

which I think sets the EP very well.

‘Black Lake’ carries on with the powerful voices and fantastic use of the guitar and drums once again.

Listening to the whole EP would be a lot better for you because me writing it down won’t let you hear their great voices and fantastic written songs so make sure you go check it out!

A great time to have this on repeat is when you are at a BBQ in the sun in the garden and just having Lots of fun!

Get the EP and you can be sure to hear a lot more of 1InFive!

 

 

Listen to Hold On By 1InFive : https://soundcloud.com/1infive/sets/holdon

Follow 1InFive On twitter: https://twitter.com/1inFiveHQ

 

Like 1InFive On Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/1inFive?fref=ts

 

The Bedroom Hour are a 5 Piece from London, Spreading their Love for Music around throughout the UK!

GET TO KNOW THE BEDROOM HOUR!

 

What are your Full names and ages (you don’t have to answer if you don’t want to for ages)?

Stu Drummond, Rob Payne, Lewis Cosham, Mark Dudley and Andrew Copper.  Don’t know anyone’s ages other than my own, and I’m not gonna just out myself 😉

 

What is your band’s Genre?

We make music to soundtrack the universes expansion into the unknown.

 

Give us a little bio of the band and you guys as individual.

We come from West London and we are probably the most normal bunch you could meet but when we come together as a group we create some of the best soundscapes known to humankind.

 

Where did you get the band name from?

When you join the band you have to undergo an initiation whereby you are forced to spend an hour in the room above our studio where they used to make ‘specialist’ movies, so it comes from that. Only joking, Rob had an idea to record an ep in his room and call it the bedroom hour, so we ripped it from there!

 

Who does what in the band?

We write as a band, usually writing our own parts but taking on ideas from one another. Stu is the vocalist, Lewis plays drums, Rob plays guitar, Mark plays keys and Andy plays bass.

 

Are You Signed?

No… not yet.

 

What instruments do you play?

See above! Lew and Andy also play guitar, Rob also plays bass.

 

 

How did the band come about?

Rob, Stu and Mark started the band when their respective bands split up through indifference. They realised they were the driving forces in their own bands and decided to pool their resources. After a few different rhythm sections they got lucky and found Lew and then they also ended up with Andy…;)

 

How did you guys meet?

Through music really. Most of our paths crossed through being in one band or another locally.

 

Who are your influences?

Everyone has different influences in this band! There is, however, one thing that we can all agree has had an influence on us all at one point or another – alcohol. Mainly dark rum. We like dark rum and coke. This may be a hint to anyone who comes to see us play…

 

What are your backgrounds whether it’s in music or not?

We all have normal, mundane day jobs. We don’t talk about them, even to each other. Our jobs don’t define or fulfil us as people!

 

How did music come in to your lives and when did you start doing it?

Music has always been a big part of all of our lives, both as fans and also as musicians. We’ve all been in bands prior to the bedroom hour and I think it’s that experience that makes this band so exciting to be a part of right now.

 

When will you be releasing material?

We’ve just released our album, Hinterland, so we’re now writing new songs. They sound great to me. Watch this space!

 

how do you get inspiration to write songs?

We spark off each other really well and that often gives us a kick to get a song going.

 

Where do you see the band in 2-5 years time?

Headlining Glastonbury after a successful world tour.

 

 

Where would your dream place be to perform?

Personally, I’d really like to do a tour abroad somewhere. We love meeting new people at our shows, so to take that to another country and different culture would be amazing.

 

If you could do collaboration with anyone who would it be?

It’d have to be someone who could put up with us! I think a female vocalist would be an interesting addition to the mix, maybe a little duet or something.

 

If you wasn’t doing music what would you’s be doing?

We would all be doing our day jobs, getting a beer in with our mates, going to gigs and wishing it was us playing.

 

 

Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?

Yes, we have a website

 

www.thebedroomhour.com

 

We’re on Facebook

https://www.facebook.com/thebedroomhour
We’re on twitter

@thebedroomhour

 

We have a shop

http://www.thebedroomhour.bigcartel.com/

 

And we have a whole lotta fan run pages cropping up all over the world under the bedroom army banner.

 

Please drop us a line, we love engaging with people and are very proud to say we’ve made a lot of real friends through this band.

Risa Hall is a New York City Born Singer/Songwriter but NOW Living in Manchester UK!

From New York City to Manchester UK, Risa Hall is a Singer/Songwriter Ready to storm the music industry.

 

How old are you?    A New York lady over the age of 21 doesn’t do age 🙂  I am whatever anyone

thinks I am.

 

What is your genre of music?  I love all kinds of music so I don’t specifically write in one genre.  There is a combination of pop, soul, jazz, folk and ambient in my music.  It all depends on how I feel that particular day I am writing and what I’m inspired by at the time.

 

Give a Little Bio of yourself.   I was born in NY and grew up in Forest Hills, Queens where I was a music addict.  From the age of five I always wanted to be a singer and then by nine be a songwriter, but my path changed and I got involved in acting appearing in shows like the Broadway cast of Grease and the National Tour of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.  I also became quite a working voice over with my voice acting in television, films and radio. I took time out to have three kids and finish University and a PGCE in Drama.  It wasn’t until about eight years ago that I became inspired again by my first ambition after seeing KT Tunstall, Martha Wainwright, Nerina Pallot (as well as hearing Sheila Nicholls) did I decide to pick up my ‘dusty’ guitar and start to write some songs again.  I never wrote with the intention of being the ‘next big thing’.  My aims and goals were always to do good, quality work and write songs people will like (and hopefully purchase).  I love recording and gigging and feel lucky to be out there doing it.

 

How long have you been doing music? I started doing open mics and some support slots about eight years ago, but have been involved in music all my life. I even worked at Polydor Records in New York for a while.  At first we did alot of free gigs and open mics, but now we get paid, fed and watered which is alot nicer 🙂  I will always do something for charity.

 

What made you go in to music? 

I used to watch music programmes as a kid and always know that I wanted to do what they do.  I love Tata Vega, Lisa Fischer, Darlene Love, Merry Clayton and Judith Hill as they have worked in music all their lives from teenagers onward.  Their story is depicted in 20 Feet from Stardom.   What awesome artists and that is a documentary all singers should watch if they haven’t.  I was inspired by the British Invasion and still love Steve Winwood, the Stones, Beatles, etc.  I come from a house of musicians- my mom plays piano, my stepdad is a trumpet player and my brother is a bassist.  I know it sounds like a cliche, but music is my everything.

Are you a Signed Artist?   I signed with a label in Australia for the release of my album Glass Half? Which became Second Chance when it was re-issued.  I seemed to be doing all my own publicity and grafting and in the end it didn’t work out.  I am happy to be independent again and have control of my music and live work.

 

Who are your influences?  Sooo many.  Steve Winwood, Ray Davies, Todd Rundgren, Nerina Pallot, Lissie, KT Tunstall, and all the Brill Building writers like Carole King and Leiber and Stoller, Phil Spector, Laura Nyro. I tried to re-create that kind of sound in my New York Nights EP. That sound is so vibrant.  Really love all the 60’s stuff, especially Motown, Hendrix, Beatles, Stones.  I adore Jazz and Blues- Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Bessie Smith. Folk (Joni Mitchell) and World Music/Opera/Cabaret Artists like My Brightest Diamond   Country/swing/bluegrass. I am very into Hot Club of Cowtown (jazz swing). Country- Dolly Parton. My husband got me into Judie Tzuke who is a great songwriter.  80’s stuff like Tears for Fears, Prince, and Level 42.  I suppose that is why I am always genre hopping in my own music.

 

When will you be releasing new music?  I have some great songs that didn’t make the EP like Soundtrack to my Life and You Became My Eyes.  I would love to do another EP, but when you are crowdfunding through Pledgemusic or Kick-starter, you don’t want to bombard people every year with it.  It is so expensive to get studio time, musicians, mixing time, mastering, replication, posting out…  I hired a professional record plugger for my album and spent so much money only to get the kind of exposure I can get on my own.  They are only good if you have alot of cash for a prolonged campaign.  It takes around 5 weeks just for radio stations just to listen to your stuff as they get so bombarded.  I hope perhaps at the end of 2015 I can start thinking about 2016.  If I win the lottery before that or if anyone wants to donate anything, all gratuities would be appreciated!)

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs? Trials, tribulations, love and passion, family, observation, riffs on the guitar.

 

Where is your dream place to perform (Country)? I would love to do a European tour and do them all.  We might have a Danish mini tour next year so fingers crossed.  The Promoter has put an application in for funding and he has been successful in the past.

 

Who would you like to perform with, if you got the chance?  It would have been Marvyn Gaye if he was still alive, but its Steve Winwood , Al Green or Smokey Robinson if it is male.   Females would be: Tata Vega, Lisa Fischer, Merry Clayton , Aretha Franklin, Lissie.

 

Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?    Who knows?  I just do music because I love it. I hope people will still come to listen to me.  It only takes one lucky break for it all to escalate.  That happened to a friend of mine who really deserved it.  I wouldn’t even mind if others wanted to record my songs and they made them known.  I think the music business is quite ageist and as I started later on in life, no one would want to sign a mum of three and grandmother to one.  I have always been realistic about it.  I think I have done quite well and my music has been very well received by both reviewers and the public.

 

If you wasn’t doing music what would you be doing?   When I am not doing music, I teach Voice/accents to Musical Theatre, Dance and Performance, HNC, Theatre and Performance students at the Arden School of Theatre.  I also love doing that as we have so much talent and energy there.  Alot of our graduates have already got agents and jobs!

 

Who is your favourite Artist or Band at the Moment Do I have to say one?   It’s Lissie at the moment, but Nerina Pallot is all time fave too.  I was very lucky to open up for her at the Ruby Lounge a few years ago

 

If you could go on Tour with any Singer or Band who would it be and why?  Lissie I think as she just seems so nice.  She does loads for charity and she even sent me a signed CD with a ❤ on it as when I bought one at her gig, it came unsigned by accident.  Love her vibe.

 

I Got a Sneak Peak Of The NatterJacks BRAND NEW EP AND ITS AWESOME!

The NatterJacks are an Indie/Folk Duo made up of Mark and Freddie from Derbyshire.

 

September 15th will see the duo first release of the latest EP ‘In the Bark’.

The three Track EP starts with the EP’s Name ‘In the Bark’ which sets the Whole

EP I think. An Upbeat track and the slow strumming of the guitar makes this a

Track to listen to again and again.

‘Close’ has a slower beat but still has that edge to make you want to have it on repeat.

‘Part Of Love’ seems to be a more personal song with a range of slow and up beats

Which makes it a unique song with the backing track and vocals are catchy and a unique edge which their fans love to hear.

This is an EP MUST GET !

It will be great for a night in or a afternoon to listen to and not get bored.

This is a DUO to get following and buy their NEW EP out

15/09/14

 

Like On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Natterjacks/178794162141930?fref=ts

Follow On Twitter : https://twitter.com/thenatterjacks

 

 

Get to know Up and Coming Singer Cally Rhodes!

Cally Rhodes is a Singer Songwriter of the Future and i got the chance to have a little Q&A with her 🙂

  
 

What is your genre of music?

Pop But I’m currently experimenting with different styles of pop before releasing my first E.P.

 

Give a Little Bio of yourself for the readers. : )

I was born in West Wales and started singing at the age of four. As a kid I was really shy and only used to speak if people sang to me. I sang and acted in various shows and realised how much I loved music so taught myself piano and began to write. 
 
Despite having no music theory behind me, I realised I have a natural aptitude for songwriting after getting A grades in GCSE and A-Level music composition so I moved to London where I was offered a place at The Italia Conti Academy. I knew it was the right place for me as so many inspirational people trained there. 
How long have you been doing music?
I’ve been singing since aged 4 but began songwriting at aged 14.
what made you go in to music? 
I got into music because it’s such an individual thing and allows you to express completely how you feel, not just in words but in sounds. It can also help other people realise and come to terms with things and for me that’s really important.
Are you a Signed Artist?
I’m an unsigned artist, but I’ve recently signed a management deal.
Who are your influences?
Kate Bush ,Freddie Mercury…Anything Inspirational.
When will you be releasing new  music?
It will be relatively soon, but I want to get it right as I’ve worked so hard on my songs. I have a back catalogue of roughly 40 songs now. 
How do you get inspiration to write songs? 
I literally write about what comes into my head whether it be about a relationship or simply something somebody’s said. 
I don’t worry about the commercial value, more the message. 
Where is your dream place  to perform? 
In front of a fully appreciative crowd 🙂
Who would you like to perform with,if you got the chance?
Currently I’d love to perform with awesome rapper like Devlin. Ive Written some cool hooks.
i’d love to pitch them to him.
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 years?
Singing my own music on tour and writing music for other artists and bands.
If you wasnt doing music what would you be doing? 
Crying! 😛
Do you have a website, social media pages and music pages for your fans?
I do, they are
Make sure you Check out Cally and be sure to see a lot more of this talented Singer/Songwriter and spread Cally’s Music around…
to your friends, on social media and be sure to hear a lot more of her.