Chicago Singer Songwriter Dan Rico has released his new 7″ called ‘Flesh & Bone’. Its three tracks back in time to all things glam rock, vintage pop and beautiful. It’s a timeless collection that rewinds all the hustle and bustle and brings you swagger and slickness suave at its best. ‘Flesh & Bone’ resurrects Mark Bolan in all his glam rock strutting fineness. Its gritty riff driven and smooth as hell. Snappy and thrilling with lush backing vocals teamed with Rico’s oh so smooth vocal croons its like it could be a T-REX track. With steamy guitar licks and a shimmy ready flamboyance its sure to get those hips shaking and feet tapping. ‘Gold Volvo’ is just beautiful. Sweet vocals and luscious melody glide immaculately together while jangly guitar blasts bright rays of sunshine into this hazy dreamy track. Gentle and soothing its a sun kissed heart felt sublime tune that oozes nostalgia. ‘Anyway You Want Me’ continues this timeless laid back sentimentality. With a delicious pop melody smothered on a rock and roll slow jam this track cruises and glides with charm and charisma. It is so mellow and easy-going with a clap along rhythm and danceable chorus, Rico knows how to write some infectious tunes. Perfect for hazy lazy days in the sun.
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Rock band The VEX have released their new single ‘Living In The’. The VEX came into being while on tour in Moscow with a previous band, the schisms in the group were made apparent by an offer of management from one Adam Ant. The faction that opposed the deal broke away to form The VEX, playing their debut gig at Moscow’s BlastFest, where the only thing that wasn’t ice-cold was, typically, the band’s beer rider. Josh (guitar/vox), Jacko (guitar/vox), Andrew (bass) and Joshua (drums) soon honed a sound inspired by the classic roots and rock of both Kingston, Jamaica, and London, England. Dealing in dirty guitars and big beats, played with passion and precision, the quartet’s heavy rocksteady sonics became a draw on both sides of the Thames, their ferocious shows earning them a rep as one of the best live bands on the circuit. The new single ‘Living In The’ is the lead track from the bands eponymous self titled third EP set for release April 21st.
‘Living In The’ is a boisterous rough and tumble punch of mighty rock smothered with strut worthy swagger and flamboyance. Right from the start The VEX blast us with their blend of ska-punk. Razor sharp jagged guitar pierces through the track while the elastic stretchy bass gives the track a wobbly flexibility that will have hips moving and grooving in no time. The track leads to a shredding stinging guitar solo that is thrilling and wild. The robust kick drum pounds with a mighty brawn while it prances with panache and slick attitude. Insanely catchy this mighty track steam rolls in with glam rock charisma and charm while slapping you in the face with their riotous attitude. The VEX hit hard and they cut deep.
When asked about the track The VEX frontman Jacko explains:
“Inspired by the wonderful words of English philosopher Alan Watts, who has become a huge influence of mine, ‘Living In The’ is about existing in an eternal NOW. It’s all there ever has been and all there ever will be. With today’s mobile phone culture, it sadly seems more important to photograph or record an event than to be totally present and take it all in. As the song’s title suggests, we play and feel the NOW.”
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Maker are a four piece rock n roll band from Kent. They deliver psychedelic bluesy punch stirred with a fist full of soul. Band members Alessandro Marinelli (Vocals), Andrew Donaldson (Guitar), Gavin Donaldson (Drums) & John Austin (Bass) have just played to a sold out crowd at Rebellion Manchester as main support for ‘The Slydigs’ who have recently returned from touring North America and Europe with ‘The Who’. Maker have also supported ‘Ocean Colour Scene’, ‘Pete Doherty’ and shared the festival bills and main stages with the likes of ‘Dizzee Rascal’, ‘The Cribs’, ‘Mark Ronson’ and ‘Supergrass’. Maker have recently released their new five track EP ‘Move Your Feet’ through Kidda Records. The EP was recorded at the famous Rockfield studio and produced by the band themselves along with Nick Brine, whose previous production and engineering credits include, Oasis, Stone Roses, The Darkness, and Seasick Steve.
‘Move Your Feet’ EP drips with old school slick swagger and fine musicianship. Maker cruise between genres effortlessly bringing their own fresh sound that is polished and so smooth you could slip on it while maintaining an edge and gritty rawness. Title track ‘Move You Feet’ kicks the EP off with a gritty bluesy guitar riff, its swagger infused funky rock. With sensual bass, soaring backing vocals and strut like bravado this track exudes attitude and infectious groove. Luring you to the dance floor with cheeky charm this track will have you dancing in seconds. Raspy dynamic vocals add warmth with punchy drums adding brawn and power to this mighty track. ‘Dead Ends & Avenues’ is a dirty riff driven snappy track smothered with slick guitar licks and prancing smoulder. Sensually cool this track boasts phenomenal musicianship, wait for the shredding guitar solo its steamy and spine tingling good. ‘Happening’ gives us a splash of 60’s groovy shimmy. Once again amazing guitar features mixed with sassy vocals its attitude drenched and insanely catchy leaving you dancing all night. ‘Quick Getaway’ features heavy lusty riffs that gives swagger and panache while powerful meaty drums pound adding brawn to the sultry track. Blistering guitars spice up the track building to a fever inducing mosh worthy instrumental. ‘Get Me Through’ brings us to a twanging end of the EP. This track jingles and clangs with country elements. With a jazzy piano feature and soaked in country its straw rolling, hay bailing, boots and banjos fun. Smoother vocals and softer guitar teamed with rapid rhythm its cowboy in a desert mixed with rock and roll. A solid EP from Maker.
You can buy the EP on iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/move-your-feet-ep/id1208424041
You can watch the EP teaser video on Maker’s facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/Makeruk/videos/10155326325492240/
Watch the ‘Move Your Feet’ EP video below
Southampton’s Punk Rock band Creeper have released their new single ‘Suzanne’. This fabulously theatrical band blast us into their massive rock sound with all the flamboyance of glam rock smeared in a massive punk rock anthem. ‘Suzanne’ is a mighty walloping track that emits hyperactive energy from its very core. With ruckus frenzy causing pounding drums and shredding guitars, Creeper erupt with dynamic fist pumping cinematic energy. Staggeringly Infectious melody and intense charismatic vocals gives the track a powerful punch mixed with mosh worthy mania. The elastic slap and rapid flexibility on bass gives a rooted groove and immersing depth and is a strong and fantastic foundation for the track. Creeper slow the pace briefly with a heavy pulsing beat and swagger filled vocals that exude attitude teamed with eerie breathy backing vocals. ‘Suzanne’ is a perfect display of the bands richness of depth and texture as they expand with enriched qualities glowing in glorious 3D-technicolour.
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Our Worth A Listen Track This Week Comes From Hidden Charms
London band Hidden Charms have released their new single ‘I Just Wanna Be Left Alone’ ahead of their forthcoming EP ‘Harder From Here’, which is set for release on October 28th, the band consists of members Vincent Davies (singer, guitarist & bassist), Ranald Macdonald (co-singer, keyboardist, guitarist & bassist), Josh Lewis (guitarist & bassist) and Oscar Robertson (drummer). The four piece have scored support slots for the likes of Hanni El Khatib and Yak, a four-week NME Koko residency and radio airtime from Zane Lowe, Annie Mac and Huw Stephens. They have generated a mass of attention from successful slots at Kendal Calling, The Great Escape and the iconic Isle of Wight Festival. We previously featured their single ‘Cannonball’ on Indie Buddie and were extremely excited and eager to hear their new single.
‘I Just Wanna Be Left Alone’ is a hallucinatory rumble of spine chilling neurosis encased and composed in cool strutting swagger. Enduring smooth vocals repeat the chorus, engrossing and consuming you into a maze of intense claustrophobia. The rapid rumbling drums adds a thick gooey humid effect as the spin of psychedelic razor sharp guitar riffs give this track a sultry sensual luring quality while adding an eerie sting. The elastic slap bass gives that strutting prance, stride and groove keeping an upbeat charm and flaunt. Its an infectiously hypnotic and catchy track that creeps up behind and seeps into your brain replaying when you least expect it.
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Creeper are a Punk Rock band from Southampton, Dan Bratton (Drums), Oliver Burdett (Guitar),Ian Miles (Guitar) ,Will Gould (Vocals), Sean Scott (Bass), Hannah Greenwood (Keys) released their EP The Stranger in February with ‘Black Mass’ as the lead single from this EP.
‘Black Mass’ is a fast passed punk rock song with robust guitars, punchy drums and fantastic strong vocals. This song is so versatile as they break from their full bodied hardcore sound into a surprising waltz-like breather which adds a theatrical feel and a Meatloaf vibe.
With songs on the EP like ‘ The Secret Society’ with a melancholy guitar introduction that jumps into a pounding Rock sound and strong vocals and a crowd engaging whoa – oh. Followed by “Valentine” featuring a full rock sound and contrasting “Misery” a sentimental song full of raw naked emotion. While “Astral Projection” concludes their EP on a classic punk rock style with again a bridge that slows down the tempo to give you a chance to catch your breath before the big mosh at the end.
Creepers are an extremely vibrant band with songs that make you jump up and down to their classic punk rock sound and theatrical dark glamour style. ‘The Stranger’ is a EP that puts Creeper on the map
Watch ‘Black Mass’ below
Addicted to the track’ L.U.V’ from Catholic Action .This four piece from Glasgow create a care-free glam rock sound full of hand claps and guitar solos. With a 70s T-Rex feel. Its a catchy swingy tune with strong bass that hooks you in straight away and almost dares you to put it on repeat. The strong yet smooth vocals have a hypnotic effect. This glam rock track will have you tapping your foot, clicking your fingers and singing along in no time.
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