Tuesday, 9 February 2016
Listeners choices from tonight's #jccooperlive @rivierafm show
Rosie Eade Band -mirror
First -Grim Reaper
Lorin -Soldier that I am ( lac remix )
Connor Roff -Chasing Dreams
As December falls -Capture
Kelvin -Fast track ways
Louis J Walker -The World
Valley of kings -House of guilty Pleasures
Fahran -A thousand nights
The filthy tongues -Jacob's ladder
Voyager -Misery is only company
Becca B -Ready & Waiting
The Lazlo Device -Looking glass
Paul Taylor -Fantasy Fulfilled
Jupiter in velvet -Alpha Me Omega U
World vs World -The beat of Alpha
I talk to strangers -Hopelessly ( in love with you )
Stu Rawle -In hindsight
Skinner & Twitch -It's our valentine
I Talk To Strangers are a Alternative Pop Rock duo from Southgate & Edgware in London, UK. Both Alex and Georgina have the aim to use their songs to inspire and communicate through music and performance. They also have close ties with the social movement "We Speak Freely" which has a massive impact on the ethos behind the band.
The band are incredibly excited to be bringing you their debut self-titled EP that is set to be released on Friday 5th February.
Described as an innovative duo who's intense harmonies resonate straight from their open hearts, I Talk To Strangers are pushing the boundaries of what it is to communicate through music and performance.
The band don't have a specific single though they have three amazing tracks on offer for airplay depending on what sort of music you cater for. The songs and a brief description are below...
Welcome To Life (Where Anything Is Possible)
This is the pop rock banger of the EP. If you are looking for an uplifting Alt Rock anthem then this is the song of choice!
The Tales Of Tortuga
A more light-hearted anthem that shows specific focus on incredible vocal harmonies and amazing instrumental sections.
Hopelessly (In Love With You)
A pop acoustic sing-along from start to finish. This incredibly beautiful song wears its heart on it's proverbial sleeve and will have you singing the entire way through!
The three piece from Llanelli, South Wales are currently in the studio recording an ambitious two part split concept album titled ‘Human Resources / Collateral Damage’. The new record will be the follow up to last years well received debut ‘The Sentinel Paradox’.
‘The Beat of the Alpha’ is taken from the upcoming album and is the first offering of what is in store
from the trio on the new LP. With this release front man Kirk Bowen, Bassist, Kristian Davison and Drummer, Damien Harris, continue to evolve their well honed sound, while remaining committed to their brand of politically charged alternative rock.
The bands musical roots are deep-seated in a Punk philosophy and mix social commentary, political intrigue, anger and contempt with the shady realms of conspiracy, always provoking their listeners to look beyond the received message
World Vs World set out on a short tour during February and March to promote their new single, with a launch show in Cardiff at FUEL Rock Club on Saturday, February 13th and culminating in Glasgow on March 19th.
A full list of Tour Dates can be found on the bands Facebook page.
‘The Beat of the Alpha’ will be available to stream on Friday, February 12th on Social Media sites.
Bio: Paul Taylor (originally known as PJ Taylor) is a singer and songwriter from Central London with a passion for making music. He has a growing fanbase worldwide especially in the US, Australia, and Canada as well as UK. Though not an instrumentalist he can create the lyrics and melodies himself. His songs are catchy, well written and they are very meaningful and ambiguous to his listeners. Taylor started off performing covers of classic songs but it wasn't until 2006 when he realised that he had a talent for writing his own songs. Taylor was voted Unsigned Artist Of 2012, 2013 and 2014 on podcast Wills Room Live and he is becoming known to be one of the best songwriters in the UK.
Becca B is kick-starting a promising career with her smooth R’n’B release ‘“Ready and Waiting” featuring rapper MceBisi.
Having honed her skills over the years by supporting acts such as Gareth Gates at Party In The Park and Stacey Solomon at The Ashfield Show, the exuberant singer from Nottinghamshire is now ready to embark upon a rosy future in the music industry with a repertoire of suave and laid-back pop beats.
Her new single “Ready and Waiting” is a sophisticated R’n’B track that, underpinned by a flawless production and additional rap interlude by the brilliant MceBisi, has got some definite hit potential. She says: “This song is also about new steps. It is about the flirtatious engagements between two new people wanting something more form each other.”
Becca B is not fussed about hiding behind an alter-ego. She believes in the principle of ‘What you see is what you get’ and wants the world to know what she is about. She feels that her music gives her a chance to be truly authentic. After having experimented with different styles in the past she has now found her sound and explains: “I feel R’n’B gives me a more intimate platform to put across my feelings, fantasies and loves of life.” With this approach her musical end-product draws upon inspiration from artists such as Pink, Jason Derulo and Rihanna.
During her time as a singer Becca has come across some important life lessons when it gets to making it in the music business. Having missed out on the chance to sign with a major label in the past due to the discouragement of her mentor at the time, she has started to learn more and more about how the industry works and taken on a warrior-like spirit in terms of her ambitions. Determination and eagerness are not only part of her musical career – Becca is also a football player for the local women’s team.
Her potential for fame doesn’t prevent the singer from staying close to her fan base. Being active on social media allows her to build a direct connection to her followers as a way to keep them updated and interested in her latest work.
The single “Ready and Waiting” is out on 12th February 2016.
Finally Edinburgh’s The Filthy Tongues are poised to release their much anticipated debut album, Jacob’s Ladder. But these are no new kids in town. The Filthy Tongues have occupied a unique place at the heart of Scottish alternative rock, in various manifestations, since the mid 80’s.
Martin Metcalfe, Fin Wilson and Derek Kelly were the core-members of Goodbye Mr Mackenzie, a stunning live band with Metcalfe resembling the MC of a debauched, vaguely gothic cabaret, which effortlessly churned out pop classics, sinister dark Blues and full-blown stadium-fitting anthems.
The core trio, along with the Mackenzies’ keyboardist and backing singer, Shirley Manson, evolved into Angelfish, ably aided and abetted by Taking Heads and Blondie manager Gary Kurfirst, and quickly established a hardcore following as the band appeared in both the UK national and US College charts. They recorded a well-received album in Connecticut with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth from the Talking Heads, and the video for the single Suffocate Me caught the attention of producer and musician, Steve Marker, who was actively sourcing possible lead singers for a new project he was working on with fellow musician/producers Butch Vig and Duke Erikson. The project was Garbage. Manson was lured from Angelfish to front the nascent Garbage and the rest, as they say, is history.
The amicable split left behind ‘the most complex, fascinating musical footprint of any Scottish band yet’.
(The List magazine)
Two further albums in the UK followed, as Isa & the Filthy Tongues, featuring the core-trio and American-born frontwoman Stacey Chavis. These releases attracted 5 star reviews and saw them played regularly on BBC6 Music. The band also featured on the soundtrack to ex-Skids’ frontman turned director, Richard Jobson’s New Town Killers film and caught the ear of Hollywood in David Mackenzie’s film Spread.
2016 and The Filthy Tongues are once more back to the original, ever-dependable trio, but working a revolving-door policy featuring various musical and literate contributors and collaborators. The new eight-track album finds The Filthy Tongues in familiar territory – highly literary musings on their hometown of Edinburgh, but also evocative of such celebrated US Deep South scribblers as William Falkner and Flannery O’Connor, possibly why Nick Cave and The Bad Seed’s classic Delta-Blues First Born is Dead album comes to mind. But it’s definitely an ‘Edinburgh’ album, a journey through the dark, damp closes and stairwells of the Old Town and all that goes with it. It’s claustrophobic, and menacing with nary a glisten of sunlight, but it’s all the more compelling and captivating for that. Martin offers this ‘The LP is pleasingly grotty and more than a bit gothic. All based around a dark neo-feudal Edinburgh’.
In a colourful career the band have worked and toured with Blondie, The Ramones, Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth, Vic Chesnutt, New York Dolls, Big Audio Dynamite, Aztec Camera and many more.
When listening to The Filthy Tongues, musical critics recognise Pixies, Echo and the Bunnymen, Joy Division, Nick Cave and Scott Walker influences, and other plumbers of the murky musical depths, but the style of this ever evolving band remains strikingly and individually their own.
The Lazlo Device is the new voice of indie. With a dreamy mix of melodic guitars and contemplative vocals the London based band manages to transport the qualities of 80s shoegazing into a 21st century narrative. The four-piece counts music professionals like Dominic Howard (Muse) and Howard Donald (Take That) among their fans and recently had pop legend Neneh Cherry attend one of their gigs. After what they describe as “four years of hard bloody work” the band has reached a level of proficiency that is made for big stages as can be heard in their upcoming single ‘Looking Glass’ from the album Duelism.
The band has taken inspiration from the likes of Muse, Radiohead, Joy Divison or Arcade Fire and has proved to be equally as a capable to beautifully balance out the darker tones in their songs with a gradually building up sense of elation Apart from demonstrating musical excellence members Dan Murdoch, Ross Saunders, Leo Fenn and Mark Litobarski are all active in a wide range of artistic spheres stretching from painting to film making and radio work. Ross works as a studio manager at Radio 1 and Dan has been a successful filmmaker for the BBC over the last few years.
Being formed out of the remains of noteworthy bands such as Goldroom, DP Wives or Turbowolf the lads combine years of experience with a well developed sound and a massive portion of diligence. The diversity of their style is primarily a product of various musical backgrounds. All four members are songwriters in their own right and having been influenced by a broad range of different genres has contributed greatly to the uniqueness of their songs.
The Lazlo Device has been played on various radio stations in the past, they have been on the bill at numerous festivals and have launched two EPs so far. Their music is also about to be featured on a forthcoming BBC documentary about the Black Panthers. With an electrifying album and a single coming up it’s only a question of time before the Lazlo Device are headlining arenas.
The single ‘Looking Glass’ will be out on 4th March 2016.
Valley Of Kings who are based in East Sussex, England.
Made up of frontman, songwriter and producer Dar.Ra who graced the UK national charts and Dance charts with two top 40's and two number one Dance records, up and coming drummer Aiden Purdey, and energetic lead guitarist Rory Purdey, big things are expected from Valley Of Kings over the coming months.
Their new EP Midnight Live is now available to purchase via iTunes, and you can find further details on this along with forthcoming Valley Of Kings gigs by visiting their website www.valleyofkings.net or you can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Valley-Of-Kings-1113237022035994/