REVIEW: THE HUMMINGBIRDS ARE SET TO RELEASE THEIR DEBUT EP ‘OUT OF THE RAIN’ AND I’VE HAD THE CHANCE TO HAVE A SNEAK PEAK. HERE’S WHAT I THOUGHT OF IT.

The Hummingbirds are a five piece from Liverpool made up of Jamie Davies, Mathew Brougham, Michael Kountis, Ryan Lewis & Richard Smith and set to release it on their own label ‘Gladstone Recording Co’.

With the boys hometown musical influences around them it is definitely safe to say these have got that perfect and added their own contemporary sound to it and created a EP that you will have on repeat everywhere.

Track 1 is the title itself ‘ Out Of The Rain’ starts the EP off a smooth and guitar riff start with the vocals coming straight through which are quiet but you still hear the power in it.

Track 2 is titled ‘Awaiting Your Called’ a very emotional feel to this song but with the guitar and piano instrumental really creates an image that you capture as soon as you listen to the whole song.
Lyrically this is a song that you can really connect to and feel the truth being sang by the five piece.

Last but not least is track number 3 ‘Home’ this my favourite of the three… A more upbeat folk feel to it and the vocals are smoky and appealing which just makes you want to have it on repeat and show your friends.
As well as that the rhythm just carries you you just imagine that your in a small intimate gig with the lads just sipping a nice drink, enjoying the music.

The Hummingbirds are a band that sound so professional and has the creativity to be a successful band and they will be so make sure you are following them on social media

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/wearethehummingbirdsUK

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheHummingbirds

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNTu0cx7mLt8OQYbmSzRXUw

REVIEW: HATT& MOSLEY FEATURING BRONX SLANG ‘ POKER STARS’

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starting the track is a drum solo giving you a insight of how the tracks is going to be and really gets you in the dancing mood.
when the vocals comes om they are very consistent and tuneful which makes the track even more enjoyable to liste to.
The beat is solid and has a great rythmic effects that flow all the way through the song adn striking digital effects which really makes it their own.
All Artists performance quality shrines straight through and really makes you want to listen to this over and over and look forward to future releases.
check it out

REVIEW: BLUES/SOUL BAND LUNA LEPAGE RELEASED THEIR LATEST TRACK ‘PHOENIX’ ON THE 20TH OCTOBER. HERE’S WHAT I THINK!

A Blues/Soul band ‘LUNA LEPAGE’ are ready to show the world what they have to offer!

A calm and slow instrumental which carries you peacefully throughout the song.

Beth Morris  is the lead vocalist of Luna LePage and her silvery vocals come straight through and magic comes out…

Having being influenced by many including Amy Winehouse if safe to say you can hear it in the song. Straight away Beth’s vocals remind me of Amy Winehouse’s but with her own unique twist on then which  are so pleasant and consistent to listen too. This is a track you’ll have on repeat and will be hearing  a lot more of very soon!

Lyrically this is a song that seems have a lot of meaning behind it like it’s telling a story and you can somehow relate to what they are singing about.

Going from the darkest place to finding that light and leading  you in the direction you want to be going in to and just feeling happy about the good stuff that has happened to you after all the dark thinks that happened which are now just memories.

This a song with a meaning that will always pull you out of the bad things and allow you to remember something better is awaiting around the corner.

This is such a professional and creative band that you will all be hearing a lot more of so make sure you are keeping update with them!

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LISA RONSON IS SET TO RELEASE HER BRAND NEW DEBUT ALBUM  ‘Emperors of Medieval Japan’ AND THIS IS ONE TO BE ON YOUR PLAYLIST!

Lisa Ronson knew where she was heading in the career ladder from a very young being brought up with music around her 24-7 with her family and now it’s time for Lisa to use her musical skills she’s learnt and take a dive in to the music scene SOLO,
Being born and brought in New York City and then relocating to London in 2012 it’s safe to say that Lisa is going to bring out great songs with both NY and London vibes mixed in but always have that originality especially with her vocals.

Let’s get talking about the album….

Staring song is an instrumental where you hear Lisa just talking giving you an insight of what the album is about but also a very heavy but slow instrumental all together.

Track two is a song which is called the title of the whole album ‘Emperors of Medieval Japan’.
This track is more upbeat than the first track which is fantastic with the soft piano coming through and when the electric guitar comes in you just know by adding that in to the mix creates a beautiful sound throughout.
Lisa vocals then come through and are very orotund and fantastically go together with the instrumental to create a piece of music you want to listen to and should be heard by you all.

Track three ‘One Lunar Month’ you straight away hear that drum and guitar and its great… I love this track! A again upbeat and really feel the synths pop genre with the echo’s of vocals in the background which gives you that space feel.
The vocal melody again is amazing, this would be one to remember and in a good way! Lisa vocals not just in this track in the whole album are very distinctive and edgy which you will love and want to put this on repeat.
The instrumental is very powerful and solid showing Lisa’s creativeness in the song.
Here is track number 6 ‘Shopping and F****** ‘for you to listen too!

This is just three of the songs on the 9 track album and if you want to hear more you will have to go get it when it is released on the 6th November 2015 … so not that long away, this is an album to not miss out on.

Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Emperors-Medieval-Japan-Lisa-Ronson/dp/B014JYG8B2

BE SURE TO BE FOLLOWING LISA RONSON ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND KEEP UP TO DATE WITH HER BECAUSE YOU WILL BE HEAR ALOT MORE FROM THIS ARTIST.

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/LisaRonsonMusic/timeline
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/LisaRonsonMusic

THE EXIT BLACK BOYS ARE ON THEIR WAY BACK WITH A BRAND NEW EP ‘ PREDATOR &PREY EP AND I HAVE TO SAY THIS IS THEIR BEST ONE YET!

Track 1 is a intro with sets the whole EP and gives you an insight of how its going to end and listening to this first its upbeat and will get you on your feet which is fantasti way to start off any EP/Album/Single.

Track 2 ‘BREATHE’ straight in with the rock genre shining straight through and Tony’s strong and husked vocals beaming thorugh amazingly.

Track 3 ‘ Mistake’ a slower and down beat track showing the various tones Tony is able to do.
With drums and bass and guitar coming in the back just makes the track seem very calm and close to them but still have the rock feel to it.

Track 4 ‘ Rise and Fall’ again slower than track two but still differnt to track 3 as the powerful rock feel tone in Tony’s voice comes out and makes the track even more unique,fun and wants to make air drum/ air guitar in your room.

Track 5 ‘On My Own’ seems a personal to the boys but also telling their story to maybe help their fans or just wanted to get it off their chest because holding on is hurting to much.
Now debuting this track the boys may feel they will do it ‘ On My (Their) Own’ because no one is going to put them down or let anything stop them from persuing their dream.
This EP will have you rocking out in room all day so be sure to be getting your copy when it is released on the 25th OCTOBER!

KICKING OFF THE RELEASE IS THE EP LAUNCH AT THE HAT FACTORY IN LUTON

LINKS WILL BE UP ON THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES AND WEBSITE LINKS BELOW

http://www.exitblack.com
http://www.twitter.com/exitblackonline
http://www.facebook.com/

LILY MCKENZIE A SOLO ARTIST ON THE RISE WITH HER UNIQUE SOUND AND READY TO TAKE A DIVE IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY AS A INDEPENDENT ARTIST … YOU ALL WILL BE HEARING A LOT MORE OF LILY!

What are your full name?  

Lily McKenzie

What is your genre of music? 

R&B / Electronic

Give us a little Bio of the you. 

Lily has collaborated with producers and artists such as Breakage, Wiley, Brackles and Falty DL to name a few. More recently she appeared on ‘Shelter’ by Spectrasoul and the Breakage record ‘Stolen’ on Digital Soundboy album ’When The Night Comes’.

Lily McKenzie has had a passion for singing and song writing from the early age of 7, when she would write songs accompanying herself on her first instrument, the piano. The former Brit School student has honed her craft and sound on her latest record ‘Sunlight’, using elements of acoustic piano and minimal electronic. She now self-produces all her own material, and is proud to showcase this EP.

How long have you been doing music? 

Since as long as I can remember, But I started properly when I joined a Grime crew at 15

What made you go in to music? 

I have always had a passion for writing poetry and making songs up on the piano so it was just a natural thing for me to do

Are you a signed? 

No, I am an independent artist

What instruments do you play? 

Piano and vocals

Who are your influences? 

90s R&B, early 00’s grime, garage, drum and bass

When will your new material be out? 

It’s out this week! Sunlight my first self produced EP is now available to download for free on my soundcloud page

Will you be doing any gigs?  

Yes, in the new year- all gigs can be found on my website.

How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

Usually an idea or topic will come to me based on my own experiences or something a friend has been through. When I’m stuck I like to read or watch films to get different angles on a situation.

Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years? 

Creating music that I love, to have grown musically in terms of my sound, production and song writing – and to be working with producers and collaborators that inspire me. To still be having fun with music and to be selling music to people who love what I do.

When you’re not doing  music, what do you do? 

I like cooking or going to the gym, sometimes I’ll chill out and watch some rubbish TV with a pack of biscuits and a cup of tea.

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?  

That’s a hard one, there are so many great artists making great music here at the moment. Probably Skepta, I’ve always been a massive fan. Or a singer called Kwabs- he has such a beautiful soulful voice.

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist who would it be? 

Justin Vernon from Bon Iver – I love Bon Iver’s music and he seems so creative- I would imagine a studio session with him to be very inspiring.

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK? 

Glastonbury.. I have always gone to the festival since I was young and it has to be the most exciting place to play

What was the first song you wrote?  

I’ve always written songs and poems since I can remember, but the first song I recorded was called ‘Today’ and it was about letting go … It was just piano and vocals and I recorded it when I was 13.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians? 

To focus on the music and on being you, nothing else matters and the rest will follow

What quote or saying do you always stick by? 

Everything happens for a reason, I’m an over thinker so I stick to that saying otherwise I would drive myself insane!

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?  

Water, keyboard, Laptop, Lip gloss, lyrics!

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/lilymckenzie

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LilyMckenzie

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Lilymckenziemusic

Website: http://www.lilymckenzie.co.uk

THE INDIE/ALTERNATIVE GROUP FROM SHEFFIELD ‘ THE SHERLOCKS’ ARE ON THE UP, CONSTANTLY ON TOURS/GIGGING THESE LADS ARE READY TO PERFORM IN BIGGER VENUES AND BIGGER CITIES, WATCH OUT FOR THEM!

What are your full names?   

Kiaran Crook

Brandon Crook

Andy Davidson

Josh Davidson

What is the band’s name?   

The Sherlocks

Whats the reason behind the band’s name?   

Andy was only 13/14 at the time the band started and he used to state obvious things such as “it’s raining” then followed the remarks such as “well done Sherlocks” & “no sh*t Sherlocks”

The name stuck from that point!

How old are you?  

22, 22, 19, 17

What is your genre of music?  

Indie/alternative

Give us a little Bio of the band and you guys individually/  

The band consists of two sets of brothers, Kiaran and Brandon | Andy and Josh

We come from a little village near Sheffield.

Kiaran – vocals/ guitar

Brandon – drums

Andy – bass

Josh – lead guitar

How long have you been doing music?  

We started jamming in 2010 and we are stil playing now.

What made you go in to music?  

Nothing made us go into music,  it just kind of happened and processed to this point now.

Are you a signed?  

Currently unsigned but have interest from labels

Who are your influences?  

The Clash, The Police and The JAM!

When will your new material be out?  

New single ‘Heart of Gold’ is out 6 Nov

Will you be doing any gigs besides you Single launch?  

We are on a constant tour! Leads straight into 2016. We love being on the road!!!

Where did the inspiration for the new single ‘Heart of Gold’? 

Personal experience, about trying to make it work with someone where you know it’s just not going to in the end

How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

Mainly from personal experience and observing life in general

Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?  

I can see ourselves continuing to grow. We would love to play arenas/stadiums!! We are all for the fans and want them to have a great night wherever we play!

When you’re not making music, what do you do?  

We rarely have any down time at this stage when we are not touring we are writing and practicing!

You’ve got to commit yourself to make things work in the music industry!

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?   

Paul Weller, a pure legend and huge influence for me personally!

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?  

We would love to headline the pyramid stage at Glastonbury one year! We are aiming for the top!

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?  

It would have to be Madison Sq Gardens!

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?   

Not really one song, more of listening to my dads collection of The Jam and The Clash

What was the first song you wrote?   

It was either ‘Meantime’ or a track called ‘Make Her Mine’

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?  

Keep true to yourself! A lot of bands go off the boil when they get a bit of success and it goes to their head

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?  

Write good songs and work hard! Never stop pushing for what you want. Nobody gives you anything

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you? 

Mainly so we can interact with them all and see reactions to shows/songs etc

All our social media pages are on our website:

http://thesherlocksmusic.co.uk/