Track Review: ‘Glimmer’ by Glitch Code

Glitch Code is the fascinating musical vehicle behind the talented minds of singer, Rachel Harvey, and songwriter/producer, Paul Kirkpatrick.

The single ‘Glimmer’ comes from the band’s album, Gifted_Damaged which has received critical acclaim from a number of publications including Subba Cultcha and Rhythm and Booze.

With dark and brooding vocals, Harvey adds a very distinctive edge to Glitch Code’s brand of alternative electro-pop that may remind listeners of Kate Bush, Annie Lennox’s work with the Eurythmics or (going out on a limb here) the moody sound of Evanescence.

As you can see, trying to pin down Glitch Code’s music is difficult because it is so eclectic, evidently drawing influences from a number of musical locations. Therefore, perhaps we should stop trying to compare them to others and embrace them for their individualism! Their experimental approach to songwriting has even led to them using unique instruments to fine-tune their sound, such as fretless basses and the theremin (yes, I had to look it up too).

What can be said though is that there is definitely a few sprinkles of 80s production values found in Glitch Code’s mixing pot with computer-esque synths and robotic sound effects. This, combined with the heavily distorted guitar that upholds the track creates a truly one-of-a-kind sound that has been meticulously tweaked to electro-pop perfection – nobody is making music quite like Glitch Code at the moment.

Overall, you need to get on the Glitch Code hype ASAP so you can say that you were into them a long time before before a whole host of other bands come along trying to imitate their style. Go on! Do it!

Find out a little more about Glitch code right here:

Links:

http://www.glitch-code.com/

https://www.facebook.com/glitchcode

https://twitter.com/glitchcode

 

Leat Haber – Wait For Me Review

 

With a great video, that was actually funded by a crowd funding page, Leat introduces us to her new single Wait For Me, be prepared to be taken back to the era of real music, the 50s’ and 60s’ inspired track really does transport you, Leat even uses vintage recording techniques to recreate that authentic sound.

Leat could easily be compared to greats such as Amy Winehouse, Duffy and similar artists, with the tone of her voice they are easily comparible.

Leat is a self-proclaimed feminist and independent woman, and is very typically Israelian, a strong woman, this may also be because she spent two years in the army as it is mandatory in Israel, it  also comes across in her music and performance style, even performing at eight and a half months pregnant whilst a war started in Israel, sirens went off before the performance warning them, but in her own words Leat explains ‘as I was so far along with my pregnancy, I couldn’t delay, and although we had a war outside, the club was full of people, it was a night to remember.’

Richie Ramone is back with worldwide headline tour and powerful punk-rock album

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Richie Ramone, the Ramones’ legendary former drummer, is reinvigorating rock’n’roll with a punchy new album and monster headline tour across the globe. From 29th November – 15th December Richie and his band will be blazing their way across UK and Ireland with 16 rip-roaring shows.

 

  • Underworld, Camden (29th November)
  • Talking Heads, Southhampton (30th November)
  • Iron Road, Evasham (1st December)
  • Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes (2nd December)
  • The Louisiana, Bristol (3rd December)
  • Snooty Fox Club, Wakefield (4th December)
  • Rebellion, Manchester (5th December)
  • Think Tank, Newcastle (6th December)
  • Bannerman’s, Edinburgh (7th December)
  • Stereo, Glasgow (8th December)
  • Fibber Maggee’s, Dublin (9th December)
  • LuLu’s, Dungannon (10th December)
  • Voodoo, Belfast (11th December)
  • Mike The Pies, Listowel (13th December)
  • Cyprus Avenue, Cork City (14th December)
  • Monroe’s, Galway (15th December)

 

Visit www.richieramone.com/tour-dates for ticket details.

 

Richie Ramone is famed for his time spent drumming for the iconic New York City rock band the Ramones. He spent almost five frenzied years, between 1983 and 1987, charging his way around the world; playing over 500 shows, whilst recording three albums. Praised by Joey Ramone for putting ‘the spirit back into the band’, Richie was the only Ramones drummer to be credited as the sole composer and writer of six Ramones songs.

 

In 2013, Richie Ramone catapulted back onto the rock’n’roll music scene with the release of solo debut album: ‘Entitled’. He now continues to uproot modern music culture with Cellophane’ – a stripped down, raw rock album; fully loaded with gravelly vocals, catchy guitar riffs and 80’s punk-rock vigour.

 

Aggressively catchy, ‘Cellophane’s’ powerful lead single ‘I Fix This’ perfectly reflects the ‘take no bollocks’ pure-punk attitude of the album. Yet showcasing Richie’s musical versatility – the heartfelt ‘I’m Not Ready’ delivers a more personal, toned-down melody. Other noteworthy tracks include Depeche Mode cover ‘Enjoy the Silence’ and ‘Pretty Poison’, which was penned by Richie during the 1980’s.

 

Watch the video for ‘I Fix This’ Here:

 

“Attack of the Animal Boy! World Tour” is an un-missable event for fans of the Ramones, Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Green Day. Throughout the shows Richie Ramone will be accompanied by his steadfast band of Rock’n’Roll veterans: lead guitarist Ronnie Simmons; bassist and vocalist Clare Misstake, and drummer/rhythm guitar player Ben Reagan.

Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla to release Christmas single ‘Noel Nouvelet’

 

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Fuelled by five instrumentalists, Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla blend Celtic, jazz and Indian musical influences to form a completely unique sound for their single ‘Noel Nouvelet’ released 7th November.

 

Gaodhal’s Vision live trailer:

 

In 1996 O’Donnell moved to Coventry where he became aware of the Coventry Carol and whilst touring Brittany learnt the traditional Christmas carol ‘Noel Nouvelet’. He decided to blend the two.

 

After staging and producing ‘St. Patrick Goes To The Punjab’ at Albany Theatre, Shkayla are returning to headline Asian music and dance event ‘Fire and Light’. It’s expected that O’Donnell will be using his self manufactured 8 string Ceramic violin, giving the group that unique combination of mediaeval English and Indian music.

In the past the four musicians have worked alongside artists such as Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzie and Terry and Gay Woods.