Mercury Gearing Up To Release ‘Sea Speak’

album-artwork“Mercury always engage. Energetic grooves mixed with warmth and lyricism – a perfect combination”

– Gwilym Simcock

Mercury are set to release a new album, Sea Speak on 7th October.

 

Formed out of a bunch of music students from RNCN, Mercury performed their first gig at the Manchester Jazz Festival back in 2012. Here they were discovered by a group of organisers at the legendary Kings Place in London, who were so impressed by the group’s sound that they invited them to play at King’s Place itself, propelling the band into a new level of recognition.

Check out ‘Sea Speak’ teaser below:

Mercury has since gone on to be nominated for awards such as the Whittingham Jazz Award in 2013, their lead member Tom Thorp making it to the grand finals of the Taichung International Sax Competition. Developing their sound to incorporate elements of electronica, psychadelia, classical and indie, they have been slowly reshaping jazz for a 21st Century audience, and now have a brand new album in the pipeline titled Sea Speak.

DMA’s unveil new video for ‘Step Up The Morphine’

Australian band DMA’s have released the music video for hit ‘Step Up The Morphine’. The track, that appears on their debut album ‘Hills End’, was released earlier this year via Infectious Records and has caught the attention of many including Radio 1 who have placed their tracks on their A-list.

Watch the video here:

DMA’S UK TOUR DATES:

19th October – Leeds, LUU Stylus

20th October – Manchester, O2 Ritz

21st October – Edinburgh, La Belle Angele

22nd October – Glasgow,SWG3

24th October- London, Electric Ballroom

26th October – Birmingham, O2 Institute 2

27th October -Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms

28th October -Brighton, The Old Market

29th October – Bristol, Bierkeller

 

 

Stan Gemes – Call Of Ancient Love

a2260593128_10Call of Ancient Love is the brand new album from Russian multi-lingual spiritualist and musician Stan Gemes.  Its limited edition physical copy sees the artist offering more than simply a sonic experience – also incorporating elements of touch, feel and taste to bring an inventive multi-sensory experience.

Stream it here: https://stangemesmusic.bandcamp.com/releases

The album is packaged into five compartments, each compartment loaded with goodies relating to one of five elements: fire, water, earth, air and space.

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Enchanting indie-folk single ‘Summer Night On Fairytale Land’ from Pedro Syrah

Singer-songwriter and gifted guitarist Pedro Syrah prepares for the release of his new album Fairytale Land with this intimate new track ‘Summer Night On Fairytale Land’.

The Portugal-born artist has already played in esteemed Lisbon venues such as the mighty Aula Magna and now hopes to take his fresh and exciting sound to the rest of the world!

Watch the video for ‘Summer Night on Fairytale Land’ here: 

A creative guitarist, he draws a lot of influence from classical music, also playing with unconventional tunings to form a unique sound that is entirely his own.

His upcoming album is set to centre around a variety of personal themes including love stories, the loss of friends and a roadtrip he took in California. Pedro has described his sound as ‘an immersive experience into ourselves and our feelings’.

With recording set to take place in Abbey Road studio with Sean Magee, Fairytale Land is sure to take this sound to new levels.

Pedro’s music is likely to appeal to fans of indie-folk artists including Ben Howard, Damien Rice, The National and Jamie Cullum.

Pedro Syrah’s upcoming album Fairytale Land is out October.

Links:

www.pedrosyrah.com

https://soundcloud.com/search?q=pedro%20syrah

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvJP_Irnyam2yoLAquUiO1w

The Sherlocks release indie dance floor filler ‘Will You Be There?’

The Sheffield 4-piece band consisting of two sets of brothers, The Sherlocks, have just released their new single ‘Will You Be There?’ on 15th September. The lads have stood out since day one by being the first unsigned band since Arctic Monkeys to sell out their local venue the Sheffield Leadmill.

‘Will You Be There?’ is a definite indie dance floor filler with a prominent drum beat, heavy guitar riffs and catchy chorus.

Drummer Brandon Cook describes the track as being; “about the notion of when you’re doing well and everybody wants to know you and cling on to you… As opposed to when you’re going through a rough time and most people jump off board and forget you. Who will be the ones still with you because they truly believe in what you’re doing as much as you? ‘Will You Be There?’ seemed like the title to sum the whole meaning up really.”

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 Tour Dates:

14TH – Nottingham Rescue Rooms – SOLD OUT

15th – Liverpool Arts Club – SOLD OUT

16th – Manchester Ritz  – SOLD OUT

19th – Stoke Sugarmill  – SOLD OUT

20th – Leeds Wardrobe – SOLD OUT

22nd – Stockton-On-Tees   Ku Bar  – SOLD OUT

Links:

http://thesherlocksmusic.co.uk

https://www.facebook.com/TheSherlocksOfficial

https://twitter.com/wthesherlocksUK

https://www.instagram.com/thesherlocks/

Be taken to a place far away with Goldsands new single ‘ A Place Far Away’

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‘A Place Far Away’ is out September 30th

Their latest single ‘A Place Far Away’ tells the story of a faded film star’s unlikely bond with a neglected young woman after crossing paths in Tokyo, drawing inspiration from cult classic movie Lost in Translation.

 Self-produced in a converted apartment in Birmingham, the track was later mastered by Geoff Pesche at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

Goldsands’ genre-defying sound is most comparable to groups like Radiohead, The Beatles and Coldplay, and is the result of the band members’ eclectic musical backgrounds. Liam’s rock background provides a driving groove, Tom brings a jazz flare, Ramsey takes his cue from the experimental sounds of the 60’s, James gives suitable guitar ambience and Matt is a sucker for a pop hook

Two of the bands members Matt and Tom Rhodes are brothers, adding to the group’s tight sense of synergy.

 The group are also embarking on a tour:

Tour Dates:

Thursday 29th September – Zigfrid’s Underbelly, London

Saturday 1st October – Actress and Bishop, Birmingham

Tuesday 4th October – The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool

Wednesday 5th October – Star and Garter, Manchester

Thursday 6th October – Bannerman’s Bar, Edinburgh

Friday 7th October – 360 Club, Leeds

Saturday 8th October – Chameleon Arts Café, Nottingham

Wednesday 2nd November – LS6, Leeds

Friday 11th November – 02 Academy 2 Islington, London

Friday 9th December – The Workshop, London

Friday 16th December – O2 Academy 3, Birmingham

Brighten your day with Matty T Wall

BLUE SKIES ALBUM COVER.jpgDescribing himself as ‘an elastic band pulled really tight and ready to go – that’s how I feel about my music’. Matty T Wall is influenced by various genres having studied Flamenco, Swing Jazz and funk as well as being pretty much a pro on the guitar, he has an interesting sound. He is from Perth, Australia, he states his influences are all the way from Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix… he gives a modern take on a very traditional form.

Blues is not something I’m too familiar with, but with this modern twist Matty carves into his music, I can’t help but think this is something I could really get into listening to.

His project ‘Blue Skies’ has ten tracks and he certainly blows away the autumnal clouds to give you Blue Skies, his music is that which can brighten up any day. He has a voice that just melts you, I was  mesmerised from start to finish, a stand out track for me was the opening track ‘Burnin’ Up Burnin’ Down, you can view the video below:

 

With a lot of power chords, it suits the rock and roll/blues vibe that Matty gives off. The video features muscle cars and attractive tattooed women with and lots of guitars. I found myself tapping my foot along to the beat and humming the vocals, not so well might I add but I tried.

Another stand out track for me is track six, ‘This Is Real’ in contrast to the opening track, this is a track full of emotion but with commanding guitars, it wouldn’t be Matty’s work if that wasn’t involved… I’d definitely recommend checking out Matty’s work, especially if you need a pick me up or something to brighten your day.