Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Music Engine show 11/2/14
Thanks to my guests Gravity Storm for doing live interview . Good to meet them.
Plus great to get all your comments re the music tonight . See my twitter for all the best loved tracks from tonight's show .
See ya sat x
Feature interview with Gravity Storm
Jamie Jooste -False Alarm
Tommy eye -Weapons to my head
Formby -The sea of tranquility
Hughes -On & on
Milagres -jewelled cave
Suntrapp -New morning (Live )
Asia -Party Tonight
Union Cinema -Get get rid of
Super73 -There or thereabouts
Haberdash -Superfical priority
Maini -Just a dream
Suzuki Method -Sherbert
The cornerstones -Stand in line
The bedroom hour -tyrannosaur
The Baltic States -The Fire
Falcoman -Getting Older
Alex Lato -Hurt You
Young kato -Help Yourself
Marco with love -Marco with love
Nina' Baker -When IM not with you
Gravity Storm -Eye of providence
Jamie Jooste who is based in London, England
Having recently independently released her debut 6 track EP titled The Man Is Always Right which was produced by up and coming producer Jay Picasso, Jamie Jooste is already beginning to make huge inroads on the UK music scene through the buzz being created about her material.
The EP explores six relationships through the eyes of six female characters, embodying the demeanour of the women and the men they put on pedestals. Described as combining thought-provoking lyrics, anthemic choruses and raw melodies, you can find out more information about Jamie Jooste including details on how you can purchase her music by visiting www.facebook.com/jamiejoosteofficialmusic or you can follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jamiejooste
Young Kato - 'Help Yourself' is released on Monday 24th March 2014!
Taken from the upcoming debut album released via BMG Rights Management.
Just prior to another great surge of live activity; Young Kato release standout single ‘Help Yourself’. The single brilliantly showcases this young band’s knack for writing classic pop songs that will stand the test of time. Soaring guitars give way to vocalist Tommy Wright’s uniquely rangy vocal style and come together once again to create a single that proves Young Kato were one of the major standout acts to launch in 2013.
Having recorded and completed their debut album with in-demand producer Dan Grech-Marguerat (The Vaccines, Tom Odell, Howling Bells, Beck, Hurts, Lana Del Rey) at The Strongrooms Studio complex in East London Young Kato are excited to showcase the new additions to their burgeoning catalogue.
HUGE NEWS - Young Kato also today announce their addition to the line up on the You Me At Six UK tour which comes off the back of the YMAS number 1 album ‘Cavalier Youth’. Young Kato now book end the period between March 27th and April 5th with two very special London shows. March 27th will be the bands biggest headline show to date at The Garage, Highbury and April 5th signifies the last of 7 massive dates on the You Me At Six tour at north London’s spectacular Alexandra Palace.
In just 12 months the six piece have taken their sound from a small rehearsal room in Cheltenham, to gain major national TV exposure, Singles of the Week across numerous radio stations including Radio 1, XFM and Absolute and a legion of devoted fans along the way. With tips from both Fearne Cotton and Zane Lowe, Young Kato really are the band to watch in 2014, and their debut album is ready to prove it.
All dates including the You Me At Six tour available here:
Milagres - 'Jeweled Cave' is released on Monday 10th March 2014!
“a blissful fusion of Wild Beasts and Sparks, with songs full of imagery to lose yourself in” **** Guardian
‘Jeweled Cave’ is the stunning new single from Brooklyn brooders Milagres and set for release on 10 March 2014. It’s a highlight from their upcoming second album ‘Violent Light’ set to be released on Memphis Industries on February 25 2014.
If the last album (‘Glowing Mouth’) from Brooklyn brooders Milagres was an essay on human frailty, composed in a haze of Vicodin from a hospital bed after a climbing accident left lead vocalist Kyle Wilson incapacitated for months, the follow-up is about living life – a brave, bold fuck-you to mortality that seeps sex from its pores and dazzles in its gossamer alt-pop. “We could take a trip into a new country,” he teases on Urban Eunuchs, but forget that.
‘Violent Light’ is the only record you’ll hear this year (or any other) to borrow from both Heroes-era Bowie and Southern rap hooligan Waka Flocka Flame (“I love the way his rhythm tracks just prattle on and on without repeating themselves, somehow never sounding overcomplicated” says Wilson), this new full-length release from the band sounds like a trip into another universe, full of trippy analogue synths, manipulated samples, punchy distorted guitars and heavy brass orchestrations.
Milagres are lead singer / guitarist Kyle Wilson, producer and bass player Fraser McCulloch, keyboard player Chris Brazee and drummer Paul Payabyab.
‘New Morning’ is the product of two days spent recording at Camden’s legendary Roundhouse, as part of their 30/30 Project. It follows on from the introductory track ‘All The Seas’ (http://bit.ly/1kbVVlp) which picked up plaudits from Lauren Laverne and Tom Robinson at BBC 6Music as well as ample blog adoration from the likes of For Folk's Sake and Mad Mackerel respectively.
Indie-folk outfit Suntrapp began as vocalist Jake Houlsby’s response against the greyness and melancholy of his previous musical output; a positive and hopeful change of outlook from him, lyrically and melodically. Jake soon began firming up his invigorating ideas with the help of producer and former Detroit Social Club frontman, David Burn; early demo ‘Fuel For The Fire’ secured him a spot at Generator’s Evolution Emerging showcase in May before debut release ‘All The Seas’ helped land him the North-East’s prestigious Alan Hull Award for songwriting.
The release will be followed by a very special Hub Session at The Roundhouse Rising Festival on February 21st, alongside previous 30/30 contributor Ajimal.
Produced by Marc Pell and Tom Wegg-Prosser
Engineered by Cameron Deas
Upcoming live dates:
Roundhouse Rising Festival, London on 21st February
Buy tickets: bit.ly/1bq8nvf
Born Asia Nicole Powell this 14 year old Pop Artist from Yulee, Florida talent begin to surface around age 6 when she made herself noticeable by performing solos for family members and neighbors. Asia had a passion for singing and realized this was something she was born to do. In February of 2012 Asia started to pursue her dream. Asia made her mark as a newcomer to the Industry in December 2012 when she won Atlanta's Hottest Future Superstar under 18 award and The America Model Talent Search talent category in May 2013 Asia won the King Ryan Music Showcase where she was the only Kid/Teen Artist. Asia is a nominee for the 2013 Atlanta's Entertainment Music Award for the Hottest Rising Superstar. Asia has released two singles and is currently in the studio working on her EP. Asia is a member of the Clean Music Movement and will be on the 2014 Armed Forces No Bullying Tour. Some of Asia's Performances for 2012 ElleLumnation "The Sequel", Entertainment Heat Fest - Taste of Decatur, Back to School drive in Kingsland, GA, Kids X-Factor Friday Night Live in Alpharetta, GA Sugarloaf Mills Mall Talent Search in Lawrenceville, GA, and The Theatrical Production "The Rimshot Urban Musical." Some of Asia's Performances for 2013 Black History Month Parade Atlanta, GA, Uniquely Us Teens & Kids Fashion show in Smyrna, GA, Constructive kids Youth & Teen Summit Tour East Point, GA. Taliah Waajid 2013 Natural Hair show Atlanta, Ga, Gwinnett Teen Summit Lawrenceville, GA Black Ties for Cancer Black Tie Gala Atlanta, GA, Hard Rock Cafe Velvet Underground Atlanta, GA, Winning The Battle Fundraiser for Kids with Cancer, Marbut Elementary School Lithonia, GA, and The Teen After Class Showcase in Clarkston, GA. Global Winter Wonderland Turner Field Atlanta, GA
About the band:
We are a 5 piece Alternative rock band from Reading, Berkshire.
Intelligent sassy UK Prog. We have taken the Prog rock rule book and ripped it up. For fans of Pink Floyd/Faith No More/System of A Down/Porcupine Tree.
We come from Reading and have been playing for the last year and a half together, in which time we've started building a fan base over the south of England. Since the release of our debut album "Black Hole King", we've been receiving great feed back from our live shows as well as radio stations and magazine reviews. and festivals including 'Marvellous'.
Hughes who is based in California, USA.
Having been involved in the music industry for a number of years, and having over 40 songs put into various TV shows, Hughes now returns with his new release On And On in which he plays all the instruments on the track.
The song was written about how relationships can form an extremely important aspect of our lives and is already breaking into a selection of music charts around the world in the short time it has been made available.
Described as having energetic melodies, processing distinctive hooks, and lyrics that convey depth and insight, you can find out further information on Hughes including details on how you can purchase his material by visiting his website www.reverbnation.com/hughes7 or you can follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/hughesrecords
Union Cinema who are based in Lima, Peru.
After meeting each other at an REM concert in Lima in November 2008 the duo have not looked back since and have most recently finished producing their debut 10 track album with their song Can’t Get Rid Of being the first single release from it.
Taking their name from a movie theatre that existed in Lima in the 70’s called Cine Union, Union Cinema have gone on to receive extensive radio play on a number of Peruvian radio stations which has resulted in them supporting Libido who to date have already won two MTV awards.
Further details on Union Cinema can be found on their website www.unioncinema.net or you can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/unioncinema
Personal who are based in Athens, Greece.
Previously promoted by Deuce in March 2013 resulting in widespread radio play, Personal now return with their new single Prayer.
Described as having a sound that blends all the aspects of the late 80s genre, along with the fresh sounds of the 2000 era, Personal have come a long way since their formation in January 2011.
After receiving airplay on one of New York’s top radio stations, Personal have since gone on to be featured on a large number more worldwide, resulting in extremely favourable reviews now coming their way.
The release of their second single Prayer is expected to boost their profile even further and is now available to purchase worldwide in 111 countries. Details on this along with information on forthcoming gig dates can be found on their websites www.facebook.com/personalbandofficial and www.reverbnation.com/personalband
From the e.p. "Remember. Bulletproof"
Out 5th November.
Super73 are a four piece band hailing from the Midlands UK.
Described as "The New Wave of the post-punk BritishInvasion".
The band consists of:
Mark Whinkless - Guitarist / Vocalist
Steveo Potter - Guitarist / Vocalist
Rob Ellis - Bassist /
Drew Winfield - Drummer / Vocalist
In May 2012 Super73 realised that between all four members, with the experience that all members bring, they should collaborate and create a sound fusion between varying influences. They all write together.
After five months of planning and preparation, honing a full set of material and rehearsing religiously, Super73 launched their online presence in October.
Super73 started out life by playing two shows in London. One at The Cavendish Arms, and the other as part of the Oxjam Chiswick lineup, the festival had support from the infamous Iron Maiden front man, Bruce Dickinson.
Following the London debut, Super73 have travelled around the country showcasing their brand of high energy, melodic heavy rock, with a view to gaining more exposure and securing a tenacious following.
As a result, Super73 have played support to welsh Rockers Attack!Attack! as part of their farewell tour, up and coming Arcane Roots, and well established US Band Everclear.
Behind the scenes, Super73 have agained a sync agreement with US Pro Wrestling company Ring Of Honor Wrestling, becoming the entrance theme for a female competitor Veda Scott.
As well as sponsorship agreements from Fly53 Clothing and Vocalzone, Rufus Guitars UK, will be producing a one-off Rufus73 model.
The band have already received excellent feedback and opportunities from BBC Introducing in the East Midlands, where the program was the first to get the exclusive play of "There Or Thereabouts", the single launch from the new E.P.
This release will also mark a unique adventure the band will be embarking on. On October 19th 2013, In aid of the Oxfam charity, the band will be attempting to do 4 shows in one day, titled "The Tour In A Day".
It will be hitting different cities in the UK, in one day. This particular project has gained exposure, and support from Fly53 who have agreed to promote and sponsor the tour.
With new content being uploaded and a strong online fan base, Super73 currently have the ears twitching of individuals and fans alike and with new releases planned and videos in the wings, the future looks promising.
Everyone's life has a soundtrack, this is Super73'
Featured on the "Native" ep.
Suzuki/Method are Brothers and founders Adam and Glen Leishman, Michael Mathews, David Boyd and Ben Hounslow.
Together they have created a sonic landscape where anything and everything coexists simultaneously and seamlessly.
A place where 30 years of dance music culture collides with a wall of screaming guitars and lyrics question and lay blame in equal measure. Crucially however it is the principled and intelligent approach to pop music that make this Salford band so appealing to such a large demographic, and hard to ignore.
Drawing from a diverse palate of influences ranging from Daft Punk to The Smiths (by way of guitar lines that wouldn’t be out of place on a Parliament record) there is something almost Darwinian in their sound selections and arrangements, where in only the strongest hooks make the final cut.
Debut single Country Cousins is a cerebral dance floor powerhouse. Swelling bass lines and cast iron drum beats draped in lush synth textures provide a pitch perfect soundtrack to Vocalist Adam’s forlorn tale of youth in crisis.
Recently signed to A1(M) Records, Country Cousins is the first offering of new debut EP 'NATIVE', produced by David Tolan (Delphic, New Order, Primal scream) and Jim Spencer (The Doves, The Vaccines, 808 State) is a statement of intent, a rallying cry from a cliché breaking band destined to mark their mark in 2013.
Falcoman who is based in London, England.
With his roots coming from the exciting Rio De Janeiro, Copacabana Beach where he is known for his powerful and unique performances, Falcoman has experienced plenty of highs and lows in his music career since moving to London 18 years ago.
After recovering from alcoholism and drug addiction, Falcoman is now helping other people like himself and has created his own brand of music which he has titled Hip Hope.
Described as being a kind of music written in a funny and intelligent way to let people and society know that for problems like alcohol, drugs and depression, there is a way out, you can find out more details on Falcoman by visiting his website www.facebook.com/falcoman2
Alex Lato who is based in London, England.
Known by many as the lead singer of The Fuse who have supported the likes of UB40 and Foreigner, Alex Lato now releases his debut solo album, Infamous, with the first single from it being Hurt You.
Already on rotation on 32 major radio stations in Northern Belgium, Hurt You and the rest of the album may not have even been recorded following airport mix-ups when checking out a studio in Morocco and leaving money at cashpoints, not to mention freakily bumping into previous record label owners …. Following these incidents and a number more during the recordings, Alex was quoted as saying; Every step of the way has felt like a leap into the unknown. You just have to keep leaping, because when you are in the air, the dark isn't so scary, and sometimes you see the light…
The album is now available to purchase on iTunes and all other major download stores. Further details on this as well as forthcoming gig dates can be found on his website www.alexlato.co.uk or you can follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/alexlato
New Yorker Marco Argiro is now presenting his brand new single, ‘Love’ - a euphonious high-power three-minuter under the name "Marco with Love"
The track is expected on Valentine's Day along with a music video, which can currently be seen on YouTube.
‘Love’, like many of Argiro’s productions takes the listener on a stroll down memory lane while also maintaining an extremely recognisably present nature.
A flair of guitars, piano and first-rate basslines fashion the ultra melodic and catchy temperament of the track.
And that's not to mention the vocals and writing behind it, the central focus of the track and video - Argiro is destined for the charts and international radio play.
The new tune comes as the title song for the album - also named ‘Love’ - with the writer claiming the record represents love “in all variations - young love, faltering love and love’s evolution over time.”
He has cited his main influences as rock lords The Beatles, Tom Petty and The Kinks.
Marco made a name for himself after filling in on lead vocals for Marky Ramone’s Blitzkrieg. As a life-long Ramones fan, this was a dream come true.
While performing and writing in Le Mood and The Killing Floor, he has worked up a reputation for possessing hunger, energy and passion like no other.
He has garnered a large repertoire of praise from the music news media landscape.
Baeble Music wrote, on ‘Love’: “The song and video, which we've got the exclusive first look at here, has a nice streetsmart, electric boogie to it, courtesy of the singer's cited influences of legendary artists like Tom Petty and The Kinks.
“We're going to namecheck a few more; The Strokes, Chuck Berry...why not? Argiro's certainly taking cues from all the right places...no bigger than the message that ripples through the tune.”
Rust Music said: “Love is an incredibly solid collection of songs that pierce your heart and soul and make you realize that [Argiro] is one of the timeless talents of our modern moment.
“You must have a solid foundation if you want to build to the heavens, and Argiro reaches fantastic heights with Love.”
And regarding the album, Rust Music added: “This is a significant release on a global stage and it’s an album that will be relevant, fresh and vibrant both right now and forever. Very Highly Recommended.”
BBC Guernsey commented: “Marco Argiro’s amazing charisma blasted from the stage, capturing anyone in its path.”
“His latest album, Love, is nine tracks of energy that can only come from
an experienced rocker,” The Aquarian added.
Revolution 360 said: “Every now and then you will find a moment of calm and easy sailing. Where you can take breath and enjoy simply existing. Marco Argiro is that tranquil moment presented in sound. "
Planet Stereo commented: “Overall, Love comes as a pleasant surprise. Marco Argiro has given listeners an album that they will not only enjoy, but feel. And in the end, isn’t that the beauty of music?"
“Marco Argiro is a unique and phenomenal star on stage and even more mystical when his band Love rocks out with him,” said Sonic Eclectic.
“’Love' certainly is well versed in its classic rock roots, but also puts Argio alongside contemporaries such as Jesse Malin, Greg Dulli and Jeff Tweedy,” The Sound of Confusion wrote.
Velvet Rope Magazine said: “Love gives plenty of nods to the melancholytinged, folk influenced rock of the late 60′s and 70′s, while managing to distance itself enough to still feel relevant to the modern music scene.”
“Brooklyn’s own confessional heartland rock anthem,” The Deli NYC wrote.
Thanks for listening, if you require further information or an interview with Marco, just ask! We have a limited run of blue vinyl of the album and CD copies available upon request, so get in touch if you want a physical item:-)
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