MARCH 2015

Tuesday 31st March    Chelou – Aneurysm

The word ‘Chelou’ is a French expression used to describe something that is mysterious, weird and unknown.  With that in mind, nothing could be more apt than a name like this for an emerging artist who remains to be something of an enigma.

With little known about ‘Chelou’, the music is what connects and the intrigue surrounding this rising songwriter, alluring.

Early in 2014 ‘Chelou’ released online a preview of his track “The Quiet” and it wasn’t long before it went viral.  Impressively this new artist drew in a huge following from this song and continues to do so with subsequent releases.

Today’s song is his latest release and can be purchased from here



 

Monday 30th March     Ella Fitzgerald – All through the Night

Who would have thought that The Prodigy and Ella Fitzgerald would ever appear in the same sentence let alone one being an inspiration to the other!

Today saw the release of the Prodigy’s sixth studio album, ‘The Day Is My Enemy’ which is the first record they’ve put out since their 2009 album ‘Invaders Must Die’.

The Prodigy’s new album title is a reference to the 1934 Cole Porter song “All Through the Night”, with Ella Fitzgerald’s version of this song inspiring The Prodigy’s title track, ‘The Day Is My Enemy’.

The lyrics ‘the day is my enemy, the night my friend’ are taken from this Ella Fitzgerald track for which The Prodigy recreated and recorded their own version with Martina Topley-Bird on vocals.

Ella Fitzgeralds version of ‘All Through the Night’ is what I have chosen for today’s song..



Sunday 29th March     The Ex & Fendika – Addis Hum

…just what I needed for this wet and gloomy Sunday!

The Ex have eluded all genre catergories ever since they started playing way back in 1979.  Born out of the punk explosion, this innovative Dutch band make music by blending all of their eclectic passions, their creations are only limited by the imagination.  Always exploring undiscovered realms, they have spent the last 35 years mapping out their own creative paths.

What is equally as impressive is the fact that more than 25 albums later and with over 1800 performances the band continues to work just as they did then, completely independent of record companies or managers.  Their ‘do it yourself’ ethic is an inspiration to any band forward-thinking bands and musicians

The Ex have collaborated with so many musicians over the years right up to present day with the early 1980’s seeing collaborations with jazz musicians and an Iraqi-Kurdish band and, in the 90’s, the group teamed up with a mixture of partners from varied musical backgrounds including Tom Cora, Sonic Youth and Wolter Wierbos.

In 2002 The Ex set up a lively musical exchange with Ethiopia, which eventually led to two CD recordings and hundreds of concerts with the legendary saxophonist Getatchew Mekuria.

The Ex are now due to release a brand new single with Ethiopian five-piece ‘Fendika’.  After six years of working together their first single ‘Lale Guma’ will be available to buy on Record Store Day, April 18th, via the Ex’s own label.  Today’s song is the B-side to this single and is called ‘Addis Hum’, this track is based on ‘Gue’, a traditional Ethiopian Gurage song.



 

Saturday 28th March    Rose Windows – Glory, Glory

For full review, visit my page here



 

Friday 27th March   Guest Villains – Forbidden Feelings

The Guest Villains are an instrumental group consisting of sax, organ, guitar, bass, drums and percussions.  Their creations ride on a sleazy surf/funk and instrumental wave and thier music you may find hard to place for they have recaptured a very old and authentic sound.

Their first single was released on 7″ in 2011 and was called “Tornado”.  On the flip side of that single was the song, today’s song, “Forbidden Feelings”.

“Forbidden Feelings” contains a filthy saxophone melody that just oozes with the promise of sin, this one will get the windows steamed up for sure.

There isn’t too much more I can tell you about this interesting combo because information is scarce..anybody with anymore to share on this elusive group, please get in touch!



Thursday 26th March  Del Bel – Beltone

Emerging from Canada sometime in 2011, Del Bel are gathering momentum, their eerie cinematic compositions are an ear opener!  With music composed and orchestrated by Tyler Bellus and vocals sang by Lisa Conway, this collaboration are set to go far.

Their sound is like a cross between Timber Timbre and Portishead, with Conway’s vocals a haunting presence to be reckoned with. This diverse merging has created a musical spectrum where one could struggle to classify their sound.

Back in December I featured a song from their 2nd LP, “The Rains”.  Today’s song comes from their debut 2011 album ‘Oneiric’.

‘Beltone’ is tense, atmospheric and beautifully dark; it’s not hard to get lost in the gloom, it’s not hard to want to stay lost either…



 Wednesday 25th March   Afel Bocoum – Salam Aleikum

Afel Bocoum was born in 1955 and is a musician from Mali.  Noted as a singer and guitarist he began his career as a member of Ali Farka Toure’s group ASCO.  Toure is often regarded as his mentor.  Both men come from the town of Niafunke on the River Niger and are members of the sonrai people.  Bocoum is an agricultural advisor by profession

Today’s song is taken from his 1999 album ‘Alkibar’



 

Tuesday 24th March    Mick Jenkins – Jazz

Jayson Jenkins, aka Mick Jenkins, was born in Alabama in 1991 and raised in Chicago.  Signed to Cinematic Music Group, his most recent project was his fourth self-release mixtape titled The Water(s) which was released in August 2014.

This mixtape was downloaded over 50,000 in DatPiff, (Datpiff is an online mixtape distribution platform launched in 2005 specialising in hip-hop, rap and urban music).

The Water(s) is a concept mixtape with Jenkins’ lyrics immersed in the symbolic meanings of water throughout the whole album.  Drawn to literary symbolism, writing and poetry Jenkins explained, when talking of his latest release, how ‘water is synonymous with life’s truths’.

Today’s song “Jazz” is featured on The Water(s

What I love about discovering music is that you never quite know where you will end up or, in fact, what you may stumble upon on the way.. In 2007 Israeli-French singer-songwriter Yael Naïm did a great cover of Britney Spears’ ‘Toxic’, part of this track was sampled in Mick Jenkins “Jazz”!!



Monday 23rd March    H.Hawkline – Everybody’s On the Line

H.Hawkline has announced the release of a new single “Everybody’s On The Line”, and a new string of UK shows supporting Foxygen.  Read more here



Sunday 22nd March   Nancy Holloway – Tu n’es pas venu (translated ‘you do not come’)

Continuing with the French theme of yesterday, I have stumbled upon another gem…

Nancy Holloway, whose real name is Nancy Brown, is an American singer of jazz and rock.  Although she has spent most of her life living in Paris, she was born in Cleveland in 1932 and made her move to Europe in the 60’s to pursue her singing career.  It wasn’t long before Nancy Holloway’s music became very popular in France.

She moved to Paris in the 1960’s and, whilst living there, she met and became friends with Elvis Presley who was then doing his military service in Germany.

Today’s song was released as a B-side to the 1963 single ‘T’en ya pas comma ca’ and is titled ‘Tu n’es pas venu’..



 Saturday 21st March   Alice Dona – C’est Pas Prudent

Today’s funky little song is performed Alice Donadel, her stage name Alice Dona is a French singer and songwriter.

As a singer she recorded 11 singles from 1963 to 1965 releasing songs such as “Demain, j’ai dix-sept ans”, “Surboum 63”, “Mon train de banlieue” and “Avec Toi”.

Later on into her career she turned more to the songwriting side and provided a series of hits for other French singers during the 1970’s.

Today’s song “C’est Pas Prudent” (translated as ‘It’s not safe’ in English) was released on a 7″ Ep in 1963.

I do love finding old songs sampled in the new and found this track was used by 90’s band, Ursula 100 in the 1999 track “Hip Length” (see below)



 Friday 20th March     Frameworks – Dawn Feat. Ríoghnach Connolly (Throwing Snow Remix)

‘Calm The Still Night’ is the lead single from Frameworks’ debut album ‘Tides’ which is due out later this year on First Word Records.  The Manchester-based producer has spent the last few years working his way into the industry by creating his own mark, his music combining instrumental hip hop with cinematic orchestral soundscapes.

(As written on Frameworks Bandcamp page:)                                                                           For this track he has enlisted the vocal talents of Rioghnach Connolly who gives a captivating performance over Frameworks’ lilting and subtle production. Effortlessly blending horns, strings and guitars with the hypnotic vocal, this is a track that is the perfect introduction to Frameworks’ style. Label-mateQuiet Dawn adds low-slung hip-hop bounce on his remix, with staggered beats and moving bass to the fore.

This single came out via First Word Records as a digital single on 9th March and features today’s song which is the Throwing Snow remix of Frameworks new single.

More can be discovered here



Thursday 19th March   Miss LaVell – Stolen Love

Miss Lavelle White, also know as Miss LaVell, is a soul and blues artist whose rich history as a singer and songwriter is matched by the music she makes today.

Having released a significant discography of singles, most of which date back to the 1950’s and 60’s, it wasn’t until 1994 that she actually released her first full length album.

White’s first big break as a vocalist came about with something she wrote for herself, “If I Could Be with You,” after that it wasn’t long before a procession of other singles followed for the Duke/Peacock label, including “Just Look at You Fool,” “Stop These Teardrops,” and “The Tide of Love.”

White’s talents as a songwriter and singer were well known in 1950’s Houston and, by the late ’50s, her label mates included Bobby “Blue” Bland, B.B. King, and Junior Parker.

Today’s song was released as a 7″ single in 1960 and is called ‘Stolen Love’ (released on the Duke label).  If you ever get chance to listen to the b-side of this 7″ single, you really must! I’ve been trying to track this single down..



Wednesday 18th March   Jose Gonzalez – Stories We Build, Stories We Tell

I’m not quite sure where I was the other day when I first heard ‘Stories We Build, Stories We Tell’.  All I remember is that, as soon as I heard it, everything else seemed to stop and for the next three and a half minutes I was gone; my focus was sucked into it’s entrancing vacuum.

It took me away, captured every shred of my attention and I was lost in that moment.  It’s a profound experience, entwined in this song there seems to be a magic spell that weaves it’s way in.  It is beautiful in it’s construction and musically sublime.  It was as if humanity had knocked upon my door in the guise of Joze Gonzalez, it’s soothing and gentle pace is inviting and universal in it’s message, “Don’t believe in karma or hell, But in the memories and stories we build”; up until this moment I had never really listened to Jose Gonzalez.

On the 17th February this year González released his first new solo album in seven years.   ‘Vestiges & Claws’ came out via Mute records and was to be his first release after ‘In Our Nature’ came out in 2007.

This album was self-produced by González in his home as well as Svenska Grammofonstudion, both being in Gothenburg, Sweden.  This was the first album where he had chosen to include exclusively original material, largely revolving around ideas of civilization, humanism and solidarity, his focus on a broader universal philosophy.

González spoke of this his decision to work without a producer and said, “I didn’t want this to be too polished, or too ‘in your face.’ Most of all, it’s fun to be in complete control of the artistic aspect. Also, I was inspired by and picked up a lot of tricks from the producers I have worked with in the past. I like to use distortion and let things be a little overdriven, which gives things a warmer sound. Sometimes people complain that my music is too muddled, but I really do not want a modern crisp sound. I’d much rather aim somewhere between Shuggie Otis and Simon & Garfunkel.”

As written of González in the press release by Mute, “A deep, artful thinker whose singular approach to song writing and sonics sets him worlds apart, José González is in a class by himself. He has a voice. He has a sound. He has a point of view. Vestiges & Claws — musically gorgeous, strikingly profound in lyric — has a unique and quietly visceral power that is as an outstanding addition to what is now an impressive body of work. The album is, without question, the most highly anticipated of his career.”

Today’s song appears on ‘Vestiges & Claws’ which I am now going to track down, if the album is anything like this single, it will be an enjoyable listen.  In the meantime, here is ‘Stories We Build, Stories We Tell’..



Tuesday 17th March  La Luz – Call Me in the Day

La Luz (meaning “the light” in Spanish) are an all-girl Seattle-based 4-piece who started out back in the summer of 2012 .  The band consists of guitarist Shana Cleveland (see Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles), drummer Marian Li Pino, bass player Abbey Blackwell and Keyboardist Katie Jacobson.

Whilst most members all take their turns in singing, Shana Cleveland is the chief songwriter; each member inspired by girl groups and all things retro.

Together they create surf music with a lo-fi garage-rockabilly edge, all of which combines their many musical influences including the likes of Tina Turner, Ty Segall, Link Wray, Bo Diddley, Led Zepplin, The Mamas and the Papas, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to name but a few.

The band have had two EP’s so far (one of which was self released), a series of singles and one full album which, alongside their ‘Damp Face’ EP, came out in 2013.

Today’s song is taken from that EP.  Demonstrating their distinct classic sound, I also very much enjoy the fantastic rudimental drumming reminiscent to that of Jefferson Airplanes ‘White Rabbit’…

Discover more here



Monday 16th March   Shana Cleveland & The Sandcastles – Golden Days

Read all about today’s song and Shana Cleveland’s forthcoming album on my review page here



Sunday 15th March    Ezra Furman – Restless Year

Singer song-writer Ezra Furman has been on the music scene since 2006 when he started out in the four-piece band Ezra Furman & the Harpoons.  After three studio albums Furman went solo, releasing Day Of The Dog in 2013 as well as forming his other band named Ezra Furman & the Boy-Friends.

Ezra has recently signed to Bella Union and plans to release his label debut later this summer with his new solo single ‘Restless Year’ now available for download from his Soundcloud page here

For a song that lasts just 2 minutes and 25 seconds there’s a lot happening here, it’s loaded with tons of energy and combines such a variant of sounds.  Eighties pop spills from happy-sunshiney backing vocals whilst meaty bass lines reminiscent to that of 70’s punk break through the song, the whole manic experience is full of contrast as it grabs you with it’s catchy grip.

“One of the main things my music is about is feeling totally insane!” Furman said in a press release. “I feel desperate a lot – desperate to try to explain something, I’m not sure what it is. You can hear it in a lot [of] our songs; that I’m trying to shake people by the shoulders and explain something. And when you feel like that, here’s some music to put on!”  Furnman’s music certainly lends itself to a shake-it-all-alway danc-y feeling!!

It’s hard to listen to this track without thinking of Jack White and Gordon Gano of the Violent Femmes but, from this excellent amalgamation of sounds, crossover of genres and leap through the decades, also comes the vibrant and individual sound of Ezra Furman.



Saturday 14th March   Archie Bronson Outfit – Cuckoo

Originally from Somerset, the Archie Bronson Outfit were were discovered by Domino Records boss Laurence Bell in 2004.  Shortly after this the 3-piece went on to release their debut album ‘Fur’ which was produced by Jamie ‘Hotel’ Hince of The Kills.

Today’s song is taken from their second full-length album ‘Derdang Derdang’ which was released in April 2006.  Recorded in Nashville in the summer of 2005, this album received excellent reviews with Uncut and Mojo both awarding it a grand four out of five stars.

Interesting info alert!!... Both their debut album ‘Fir’ and ‘Derdang Derdang’ feature the occasional collaboration from secret fourth member at the time Duke Garwood! He features on on clarinet and rhaita (a Moroccan reed instrument)



Friday 13th March    C.W Stoneking – Zombie

It’s Friday the 13th, the air is still and begging to be filled with a tale or two about things that go bump in the night..so what better opportunity than this to offer up a heavy dose of swamp blues!

C.W Stoneking is an Australian blues singer-songwriter, guitarist and banjo player. Born in 1974 his classic country blues and calypso sound predates him.

Stoneking has released three full-length albums of his original material with a six year gap between his latest album ‘Gon Boogaloo’.  Released in October 2014 this album, as with his others, came out on his very own King Hokum Record label.

‘Gon’ Boogaloo’ is 12 tracks blasted directly to tape with his full band with today’s creepy little number coming from this album…



Thursday 12th March    Violent Femmes – Love Love Love Love

Made up on band members, Gano, Brian Ritchie and Brian Viglione, the Violent Femmes first formed in 1981 and have since released eight studio albums and more than a dozen singles.

Now they are to bring out there first new song in 15 years on a brand new EP all recorded over one night – New Year’s Eve 2014!

The EP will feature four new songs and is titled ‘Happy New Year’, this EP is due for release on 18th April.

Today’s song, “Love Love Love Love Love” was also recorded on New Year’s Eve and will appear on a forthcoming EP

The trio will embark on a 35-date North American tour as special guests of Barenaked Ladies, for the band’s ‘Last Summer On Earth 2015’ show



Wednesday 11th March    Eaves – Pylons

Joseph Lyons goes by the name of Eaves and is a Leeds-based singer and songwriter.  Having only discovered him myself today it is hard for me to write about all of his other music, that is waiting for me to discover.

What I can tell you is that Eaves is about to release his debut album and has just shared the lead single from this.

Going by the name of ‘Pylons’, this four and a half minute song is dynamically driven.  Beginning with a soft folk feel, it ends with an interesting and stark contrast to it’s gentle start.  The song edges in with mellow vocals and picking guitar and, as the song develops, it slowly builds but gives no clue to it’s final transition; this leaps out in the form of rolling drums and the crescendoing guitars.  With this new gathered momentum and collected intensity, Eaves vocals are delivered with purity and emotion.

Speaking of his coming LP, Eaves says,  “My songs are very emotional and change dramatically. To perform them, I have to be in the zone. I remember where I was when I wrote them and why I wrote them. I have to perform them in the way they were written; otherwise I’m letting myself and the audience down.”

Eaves is due to release his debut album ‘What Green Feels Like’ on the 27th April via Heavenly Recordings.  This will feature previously released cuts like ‘Timber’ and ‘As Old As The Grave’ as well as a range of completely new songs, as well as today’s song ‘Pylons’

Eaves is set to play the following shows:

May
5 Glasgow Berkeley Suite
6 Leeds Belgrave Music Hall
7 Manchester The Castle Hotel
8 Nottingham Chameleon
9 Bristol Louisiana
11 Brighton Prince Albert
12 London Sebright Arms



Tuesday 10th March    The Animals – Inside Looking Out  (including additional great cover of this track!)

I don’t know about you but I find it very hard to keep my bum still on the seat whenever I play this song!

‘Inside Looking Out’ was the fantastic 1966 hit single for the Animals, reaching number 12 on the UK singles chart it also climbed the Canadian singles chart reaching number 21 that same year.  The song is very loosely based on a 1947 work chant entitled “Rosie” which can be heard here

Taken from the Animals ‘Animalization’ album, ‘Inside Looking Out’ has been covered by artists such as Gerry Joe Weise, The Mops, The Rationals and the Layabouts. Dan Auerbach has even covered it on his recent shows, this I couldn’t resist including..

Today’s song comes to you live from a US TV show, it is so super bloody smashin’!!



Monday 9th March     Kristin McClement – Drink Waltz

Kristin McClement was born in South Africa and moved to the UK when she was just 13, it was at this time that she first picked up a guitar and began writing songs.  Now, based in Brighton, she has become part of the local folk scene and writes, performs and plays her own music.

Having released two EP’s in 2009 and 2013 she has recently released her debut album, ‘The Wild Grips’, the title of this record apparently refers to “our wild nature”.  Released in February this year via Willkommen Records this Lp was produced by Christian Hardy of The Leisure Society.

What I like about Kristin McClement is the crystal clear clarity of her voice, each word that she gracefully sings gives rich texture to her music.  Her sound is nourishing and her ever-so-slightly grainy tone is mesmerizing as her stories unfold amidst a backdrop of spacious, well-constructed songs.

At times I can hear hints of Jessica Larrabee (She Keeps Bees) in Kristin McClement’s vocals, once heard you will want to hear more.  Her music takes you to a place where the acoustic and electronic elements of folk have merged, bringing about it’s own modern take.

Today’s song is titled ‘Drink Waltz’ and is taken from her new album.  True to it’s name the song breaks in the middle, giving way to a waltz rhythm as McClement repeatedly asks, “Waltz, Waltz, Waltz, won’t you waltz with me?”

Upcoming Shows:

Mar 15 – The Harrison, London, UK
Mar 28 – Music’s Not Dead, Bexhill-On-Sea, UK



Sunday 8th March     Marga Benitez and the Mello Tones – Geechie Goomie

The Mello Tones were one of the more obscure New York groups of the 50’s and were signed to Decca.

Cliff Martinez first introduced the band to the calypso singing ‘exotic dancer’ Marga Benitez and shortly after this became their manager in 1954.

Margarita “Marga” Benitez was, at this point, both the secretary and girlfriend of Martinez.  The coming together of The Mello Tones with Benitez led to the closer involvement of Martinez who then arranged their signing to Decca.

Today’s song is the rare single recorded in 1955, titled “Geechie Goomie”…I can’t help but play it over and over…



Saturday 7th March    Lou Rawls – Dead End Street

Frank Sinatra once said that Lou Rawls had “the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game”…I don’t think anyone could dispute that and today’s song is testament to that statement.

“Dead End Street” was written and produced by David Axelrod who, after joining Capitol Records in 1963 as an A&R man, encouraged the label to develop their black musicians.

This track comes from Lou Rawls 1967 ‘Too Much’ Lp which was released in 1967 via Capitol Records….what better way to start a Saturday….



Friday 6th March   FYFE – Polythene Love

Paul Dixon, now known as FYFE, is a 25 year old singer songwriter who grew up amidst a classical environment.  He has spent a lot of time releasing his music online, all of which received a lot of Soundcloud plays over the years; a process that FYFE found to be an effective method of directly connecting with his audience.

In 2010 he was featured as ‘New band of the day’ by The Guardian, at which time he was also receiving a lot of attention for cover versions and remixes of other artists music including Ellie Goulding, Marina and the Diamonds and Everything Everything.  Since then he has released a series of singles, EP’s and one album in 2012.

This Monday sees the release of his debut album, (as FYFE), titled ‘Control’.  Released via Believe Recordings this new LP can be ordered from here

Taken from ‘Control’ is today’s song of the day.  Titled ‘Polythene Love’ this is a really bright, energised and upbeat electronic track, featuring an excellent contrast of accompanying vocals from an uncredited female singer who goes by the name of Mai


Thursday 5th March    Dutch Uncles – Drips

Back in January when I first heard Dutch Uncles “Undecided Knowledge” I have to admit that I was hesitant to make an initial judgement.  I didn’t get it at first and was swayed only by my initial reaction which was to ask why would anybody would want to resurrect this particular sound of the eighties, the kind stuff that was bashed out on a keyboard, the kind of cringeworthy sound you heard pumping out of the likes of Beverly Hills Cop!

Something, however, made me listen on and it would seem that my persistence paid off for I was more than pleasantly surprised, I was completely hooked.  Is it the way the song develops and goes onto give far more than what it initially promises I asked myself?  Maybe it’s the way the verse breaks in as the drums drop out, both subsequently meeting once more as the chorus ends, the dynamics are addictive and catchy.

Whatever it was I began looking forward to their 4th album, “O Shudder” which was released back on 23rd February via Memphis Industries.  After only a few plays I was sold, I instantly got a lot out of this and find Duncan Wallis’ vocals so very pleasing, they are like little strings of sunshine in a rainbow of words..

When discussing the story behind O shudder, Wallis describes the themes of the LP as “more personal and direct than before with reflections on pregnancy, terrorism, school discos, divorce, health scares, sexual dysfunction and job-seeking.”

Today’s song is the wonderfully bouncy and airy single, “Drips” and, if you haven’t already, grab yourself a copy of O Shudder here



Wednesday 4th March    The Kindling – Climb In

London based 3-piece ‘The Kindling’ have a new album coming out at the end of this month.  Lead single “Television Static Dreams” is to be their first release from this new LP which can be heard here.

Today’s song is also taken from the forthcoming “By Morning” and is titled “Climb In”

For a full review, go to my page here



Tuesday 3rd March  Zun Zun Egui – Ruby (Live video version)

Having already featured Zun Zun Egui on January 17th  and February 27th, I would like to share yet another song as today’s offering.

Zun Zun Egui are currently on tour and I am looking forward to seeing them this evening!  This partly explains my brief explanation, I am in a hurry to get to the gig.

I couldn’t think of a better song to feature today so, without further ado, I present you with a fantastic live recording of “Ruby”.  Taken from their second album ‘Shakles Gift’ which was released via ‘Bella Union on the 26th January 2015.

Order your copies here: iTunes – http://smarturl.it/ShacklesGiftCD



Monday 2nd March   Colleen – Captain of None

Colleen, aka Cécile Schott, is a french composer of electronic and ambient music.  Her career began in 2001 when she began creating sounds under the name of ‘Colleen’, releasing a series of albums via the Leaf label between the years of 2003-2007.

Her music resides in the dreamy, ethereal worlds of looping cellos, bells, flutes and musical boxes, here is where her experimentation and exploration thrive.

For a few years she vanished but resurfaced in 2013 with The Weighing of the Heart LP in 2013 and is now due to release her fifth album “Captain of None” on the 7th April this year via Thrill Jockey.

Today’s single is taken from her new LP and if you enjoy this song as much as me you will want to pre-order the album here



Sunday 1st March  Alabama Shakes – Don’t Wanna Fight

It’s been three years since this American four-piece released their debut Grammy nominated album “Boys and Girls” but now they have with a brand new LP.  Recorded at the Sound Emporium in Nashville this twelve-track album is titled ‘Sound and Colour’ and is due for release this April.

The band have shared the first single “Don’t Wanna Fight” and are currently on tour in US with acts such as Songhoy Blues, Charles Bradley, Allah-Las, Neko Case, and Drive-By Truckers.

“Don’t Wanna Fight” is packed full of their signature soulful sound and is an enticing insight into their coming release; listen out for Brittany Howard and the Janis Joplin-sounding moan she lets out just before she starts singing..

Sound & Color is currently available for pre-order on iTunes, Amazon and the band’s website

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7 Responses to MARCH 2015

  1. Alison says:

    Kristin is amazing., I could not only be more excited for her Whole album, but i also couldn’t be prouder of Kristin. Phenomenal music, phenomenal soul. Much love, Alison God bless x x

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  5. Ollie says:

    Thnnkiig like that shows an expert at work

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  6. I’d have to agree! This young artist shows great promise 🙂

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