Tuesday, 17 May 2016
The one when JC met I Am Kode & Peter James Millson 17/5/16
Great to have PJM on the show again and meet I Am Kode for the first time on tonight's show
Twitter - @pjmillson
King Harvest & the weight -Maps
Sam & the blue -The love we owe
Officer -The waters
Shaun Kelly & the returned gifts -Debt of silence
Island City -Hidden little
Doomsday outlaw -Fallback
Ronoc -Battling on
Dreamsphere -My plastic desire
David Napler -Rise
Warren Attwell -It's not love ( fame game remix
Killing for company -surrender
Tiger Lilly -Over
I am Kode -Flood
Peter James Millson -Again
Who to blame
Plus 3 live tracks
Dreamsphere are alt-metal band originating from Ljubljana-Slovenia, formed by the youngest members, Condemnatio Cristi and Noctiferia in a wish to do write and produce catchy modern metal with elements of gothic rock, pop and melodic death. The band uses both classical and progressive techniques which results in extremely diverse and addictive soundscape. Their new album “The Darkest Experience” went on digital release April 29th with the track “No Fear” is the first single.
A singer-songwriter with a unique sound and outlook, Ronoc (aka Conor Dawson) is an artist who is currently enjoying a great level of independent success. His excellent recent single ‘Battling On’ peaked in the Amazon charts at number 91, while in the genre specific rock charts he rocketed all the way up to number three – right alongside no other than David Bowie.
This was a huge moment for Ronoc, not least because Bowie was of course a huge influence, and now he is looking to build on that success with a new single titled ‘No More’.
Often compared to the likes of Sting, Paul Weller, Phil Collins and even David Bowie himself, the range of artists different listeners conjure up gives an idea as to the range on offer from Ronoc. In truth his music is tough to classify - intricate pop-rock with a jazzy, singer-songwriter twist is arguably the best, succinct description.
Perhaps the best way to understand him is to listen to the track itself and make up your own mind. Regardless of genre, it’s a sleek, smart musical treat.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/UZ-YH3rBCqk
Written from the heart, ‘No More’ is about working through a relationship that is struggling, and working to make it last. It’s about those familiar arguments we all have which, when we look back on them, serve nothing other than ego.
This raw, emotional approach to songwriting is typical of Ronoc and it’s why he has started to win new fans in huge numbers. He is building quickly on local support from his home county of Leicestershire, where he has featured on BBC introducing East Midlands, BBC Leicester, and local radio stations Oak FM and Hermitage FM. Local papers such as Leicester mercury, Loughborough Echo, Leicestershire guardian and various smaller local magazines have also dedicated columns to him, especially after a crowd pleasing set at the Loughborough Christmas lights switch-on show with Gem106 FM.
This level of success shouldn’t come as too much of a shock to those who have followed Conor Dawson’s musical progress. Previous band The Vacations was so well written and produced that they had their music synced to TV shows like ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Friendzone’. This is a sure sign of song writing quality, and he is now utilising his talents to create solo music in his very own mould.
Orignially from Swansea, South Wales Dave Napier is a Singer/Songwriter with great promise.
Dave has a great knowledge and understanding of performance arts, with many successes with his music, including having radio play and exposure in various regonised competitions, up and down the country.
He is soon getting recognition internationally with some of his music and recent tours throughout the UK and Europe picking up a great fan base along the way!
2016 is going to be a promising year for him with some hooky, Indie and synth based pop rock tracks coming out and an album to be released later on in the year Independently - watch this space!
SHAUN KELLY & THE RETURNED GIFTS
A collective of musicians emerging from the ashes of the indie B-town scene in the heart of the UK. Fronted by singer/songwriter Shaun, they are collaborating on new sounds that mix elements of west coast guitar pop with classic British melodic agendas along with anything else that springs to mind.
The debut single is “debt of silence” (out Monday 2nd May) is an all-out up beat blast of indie pop that sets the bar for what to expect from this eclectic new outfit. A full album is due to follow later this year.
Shaun and the collective will be developing live shows and other experiences as the year progresses as well as more intimate solo gigs and broadcasts.
Waters is the new single from OFFICER aka Dc Logan. The single is taken from the debut album Myriads and is re-released on April 1st . An album described as “harrowing and emotionally imposing” by Ringmaster, with Whisperin & Hollerin saying the album has “tangible, emotional depth” . Louder than War describe the Laughing Rafters single as “velvet textures and tones of DC’s voice to the accompanying musical awe”.
You can see the video to the single that has been picked up for Topman TV screens and selected for a cycling team video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsZgoCjElBU
Finally, Shaun Kelly & The Returned Gifts are a collective of musicians emerging from the ashes of the indie B-town scene in the heart of the UK. The new single is Debt of Silence (Out May 2).
SAM AND THE BLACK SEAS DEBUT SINGLE - ‘THE LOVE WE OWE’
Milan based four-piece, Sam And The Black Seas are set to release their debut single through the Atomic Fat label on the 6th of May 2016.
‘The Love We Owe’ was mixed by Matteo Sandri and mastered by Giovanni Versari and is the first indication of what to expect from the bands forthcoming debut album ‘Silver’ which is set to arrive in June 2016.
A download release only, the single is accompanied by a truly original video directed by Erick Loi and Paolo Maccarini of Both Agency.
Formed from the ashes of The Same just over eighteen months ago, the Sam And The Black Seas line up of Sam (lead vocals / guitar), Andrea (guitar), Mattia (cello) and Stefano (drums) have been playing to ever expanding and enthusiastic audiences in the UK and Europe over the last year.
Taking their inspiration from the likes of Nick Drake, Dave Matthews, John Butler Trio, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Mumford & Sons, Ben Harper, Fink and Jose' Gonzales, the band’s mix of two guitars, drums and a cello make for an uplifting and refreshingly upbeat set of acoustic tunes. Sam Rampani’s bittersweet and beautiful lyrics compliment the band’s infectious and dreamlike melodies perfectly and the result is folk tinged alternative pop at it’s very best.
An exciting and really great live band, Sam And The Black Seas are set to announce a string of UK live dates to coincide with the release of the album. More details will follow very soon.
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