Monumental Electro Splendor And Vocal Grandeur – Here’s ISKWÉ feat. TANYA TAGAQ With ‘THE UNFORGOTTEN’…

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17 February 2018

ISKWÉ is a Winnipeg-bred, Hamilton-based singer-songwriter (pronounced iss-kway) who “is fostering an unmistakable sound that weaves together her Irish and Cree/Dené roots with poignant politically charged lyrics, dark soulful R&B rhythms, electronic flourishes, and trip
hop breakbeats.”

This fascinating artist just released brand new track THE UNFORGOTTEN featuring the superb throat singer TANYA TAGAQ. It’s ” a community song that’s meant to be shared
by all people, a round dance where everyone holds the hand of the person next to them, forming a circle that connects us with our ancestors, as one. The current climate of events for Indigenous people is not lost on me and makes me feel that much stronger releasing this bad boy now. I’m proud of who we are as Indigenous people. I’m proud of what we’ve fought for, and how we continue to fight for our culture, our languages, our children, our women, our men, our earth and our water. But I’m also proud of all my non-Indigenous family and friends who continue to fight alongside us. This song is for all of us. Let’s dance together!”
” explains Iskwé.

THE UNFORGOTTEN is a truly magnificent masterstroke driven by vigorous vivacity, phantasmagorical passion and an immense intensity. The colossal electronic sound
feels like a mighty tribal trance-like celebration and the vocal performance is nothing
less than stunning. You’ll have this on repeat before you’re aware of it. Splendid score!
Sit down, relax, open your ears and your mind for something really special…

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We are the war that’s forgotten
We stand up tall against the other side
We are the nation of tomorrow
We are the children who were not afraid to die

Singing
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ohh ohhhh

We are the ones, the unforgotten
We’re the acquaintance that the stories told you died
But we are here for all tomorrow
We are the keepers to forever hold up high

Singing
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ohh ohhhh

Wii do kaaw way Anishinaabe (help the people)

Singing
Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ohh oh
hhh

ISKWÉ: Website – Facebook – Twitter


THE UNFORGOTTEN – available here on Bandcamp

GAUSS – Cinematic Electro Pop To Get Completely Lost In…

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10/11 February 2018


(photo: Henk Cottenier)

GAUSS is a Belgian electro pop duo producing dreamy sonic waves for the late night
hours. Their brand debut new debut album BIOMETRICAL LOVE feels like a trance like symphony colored beautifully with enchanting singer Mati Le Dee‘s angelic voice – floating somewhere between Björk and Florence Welch – and Emile Sertyn“s electronic explorations. A relaxing experience for your mind’s imagination. A tribal trip that will elevate you to a higher level, to a place called phantasy. If you never heard of this vibrant Brussels based tandem I propose to start right here with the graceful beauty of the title track…

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You can stream/purchase longplayer BIOMETRICAL LOVE on iTunes

GAUSS: Website – Facebook – Instagram


Cinematic psychedelia at the album release show in my hometown Ghent last Thursday

Staggering Voice STEVE BENJAMINS Affected By Mixed Emotions About ‘MANHOOD’…

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3 February 2018

Impassionate Canadian singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist STEVE BENJAMINS
just launched new song/clip MANHOOD, the title track from his upcoming 5-track EP
on 16 February. It’s a really impressive, high-quality pop rainbow with several layers. A
truly notable composition, an emotional ‘I’m tired‘ rollercoaster, beautifully arranged and performed with honest passion and heart-whole intensity while the cherry on the sonic cake is Benjamins‘ voice lifting his emotional experience to a special soul level. Top score! Pop pearl! Here’s the melancholic grandeur…

Website – Facebook – Twitter

WEEKEND BEAT – Here’s BUMMERVILLE With Buzzing Multi-Layered Guitar Album ‘BOTTOM FEEDER’…

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27 January 2018

Daniel Brady Lynch (synth, guitar and vocals) aka BUMMERVILLE assisted by his brother Derek Lynch on bass guitar, Joshua Sterno on rhythm guitar, and Jonathan Graham on drums is who you can call, without hesitation, a guitar junkie. Someone who puts his whole being into dazzling, buzzing and blizzardy six string slices. He’s totally hooked on razzle-dazzle riff-o-rama rock, creating a multi-layered and highly electrified turbine. Something like this…

I guess you have a loud and clear sound picture by now. The best news is that the Savannah, GA born musician, earlier involved in many other projects, just released
his flamboyant solo debut LP ‘Bottom Feeder‘. A mighty loaded work of turbulent
guitar vibrations and knockout punches. From raw power (Eyesore / Blow Money)
to jingle jangle force (Everyone’s Mutants), from catchy crackerjacks (Closing Off
The View / Time That It Takes
) to playful instrumentals (Tick Bomb / Salsa For
Darkstar88
). Enough sweltering heat to keep you glowing all weekend long.

Here we go…

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BUMMERVILLE: Facebook – Twitter – Instagram


Album BOTTOM FEEDER available now via Graveface Records

Toronto Artist DYLYN Will Inflame Dance Floors With Her Therapeutic Synths Outburst ‘WOLF’…

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Exciting Toronto singer/songwriter DYLYN just released brand new, flashing single WOLF.

“This song was the aftermath of a shitty breakup and my family divide. It was as if the universe was telling me to rebel and revert to autopilot. Shutting my feelings off for a little while was a much easier way to live – misery loves a hot guy. Along with my other recent releases, my songs are all authentically me. Writing them was like a therapy session dedicated to the last three years of my life. I wanted to incorporate 80s synth, punk garage style drums to match my deep vocals – mixing the old with the new. It helped pinpoint exactly how I was feeling” explains Dylyn. Her debut EP ‘Sauvignon and a Kimono’ will be out on 23 February.

Time for the electro storm. Here’s WOLF. A heavy synths pop explosion with a big sound,
a big voice and an overall glowing feel. Open your windows and doors, wake up the whole neighborhood and start a vibrant party in your street. It helps to keep the demons away…

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DYLYN: Facebook – Instagram – Twitter

BLACK REBEL MOTORCYLE CLUB – 7th Album ‘WRONG CREATURES’ Gets More Intense With Every Spin…

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Rock And Roll Is Dead’ is what many nitwits scream for years now. It’s a lie, it’s a myth, its nonsense. I have no clue at all why some still shout the same rubbish over and over again. If you love intoxicating guitar electricity, big anthemic choruses, cutting stories and the smell of exhilarating grooves in the morning you’ll know where and when to find it, on record and live on a stage, famous or up and coming. As long as genuine rock and roll survivors keep on making touching crackerjack music teenagers will be stimulated and inspired to pick up a guitar and hit a drum. One of those experienced teams – entering their 20th year – is BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB . After their boosting 2001 debut and their first ever gig in Belgium (2 March 2002) I became a fan, I still am. Not all of their records/songs were memorable, but I can easily fill an authentic Wurlitzer jukebox with monumental B.R.M.C strokes. Yesterday their seventh album, titled WRONG CREATURES, came out. There’s less firework than before (but still plenty enough to keep your speakers tremble), but more touching melodramas than ever. Like a real reflection of getting older.

More equilibrium, more emotional meditations that will affect hearts and souls. Overall
it’s a strikingly balanced longplayer. From electrifying steamrollers (Spook / King Of Bones / Little Thing Go Wild) to a string of wholehearted, amplified musings (Haunt / Echo / Ninth Configuration / Question Of Faith / Carried From The Start) all delivered with the vintage leather swagger we, fans, know so well. After only three spins I know two things for sure: 1/ I need another jukebox and 2/ Rock and Roll is eternal as it’s a most basic expression
of being human. Here we go…

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B.R.M.C.


Website – Facebook – Twitter

GARETH SAGER – The Pop Group’s Multi-Instrumentalist Has ’88 TUNED DREAMS’…

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Dedicated followers of this blog know that this weekly feature ‘Weekend Beat‘ is about elevating party crackers to soundtrack the two most popular days of the week. For this long Xmas weekend I picked something unusual but truly fitting. Something to go with
the genuine Xmas feel, something far away from the greedy business side of this festive season, something to relax your busy mind and your pushed soul to, something to reflect to on the past year. Already inspired in his early years by virtuoso composers Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy and Erik Satie, the Scottish multi-instrumentalist GARETH SAGER, co-founder of the legendary dub funk punks The Pop Group, released his classic piano debut album, titled 88 TUNED DREAMS last October and, to my ears, it’s perfect to calm down for some time while looking back and forth, quietly and dreamily…

Dim the lights, sit down, repose and enjoy his mesmerizing piano beats…


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“I entered Studio One, Abbey Road as a piano playing punk, I had the biggest studio in Europe at my disposal with one of the greatest pianos, and a few hours, time was of the essence. I felt the gods had opened the doors to me to be in that studio at that time so I could express the feelings of ghosts, time lost, emotions found. I was given the chance to totally express the inexpressible.”
Gareth Sager


88 TUNED DREAMS available on iTunes and BandcampGareth Sager on Twitter

BÜLOW – Young Dutch Singer/Songwriter Has Massive Pop Star Genes…

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There’s not much know so far about Dutch 17 year-old singer/songwriter Megan Buelow aka BÜLOW except the fact that she released her shiny 3-track debut EP ‘Damaged Vol. 1’ last month. Three trippy pop chants sounding as if the young phenomenon has the sonic genes of Béyonce and M.I.A.! Yes that good. Proof? Here’s LINES, my favorite and soon yours too. Catchy, alluring, glamorous and five stars pop quality…

Here’s the debut EP in full

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BÜLOW: Website – Facebook – Twitter


DAMAGED VOL. 1 available here on itunes

Discover What Richly Arranged Pop Humdingers Are All About – Here’s SLOW DAKOTA With His New EP ‘RUMSPRINGA’…

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There’s some many great music out there – on the internet, to me the greatest invention
in human history – if you just take time to find it.  Soundcloud and Bandcamp are today for me what the gold old radio was last century. Surf on those audioplatforms for about three hours a week and you will definitely find something you’ll embrace with your ears. My most appealing discovery this past week is a truly magnificent 5-track EP by one-man band PJ Sauerteig aka SLOW DAKOTA out of Fort Wayne, Indiana (US). RUMSPRINGA counts five multi-layered, multi-instrumental pop symphonies that draw your sonic attention from the very first beat on. Five richly arranged and tremendously orchestrated compositions you’ll want to hear over and over again as they will get under your skin before you even realized it. From the catchy, yet moody styled opener ‘Abram Indiana‘ (with sensual tinted male/female vocals à la Baxter Dury and Leonard Cohen) to the melancholic, mid-tempo spoken word groove of ‘Jebediah Iowa‘ and three other remarkable beauties in between.

Enjoy the quality pop songwriting right here…


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PJ Sauerteig: keyboards, programming, dulcimer, piano, vocals
Shanna Polley, Lila Livingston, Jaq King : female vocals
Sahil Ansari, Paul Otto Sauerteig : guitar


SLOW DAKOTA: Website – Facebook

FERAL FIVE Wants You To Have A Dancey Xmas…

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Here’s British electro duo FERAL FIVE offering you a “a sassy slice of electro sparkle with big beats, powerful bass and pulsating synths, and it’s a festive tune about people not things“. It’s dancey. It’s cheesy in a pretty cool way. It’s about human gifts. It’s about your lover, your friend or anyone who makes your heart beat faster. It’s about wanting somebody, not something. It’s about time to start the music. Here’s I WANT U….

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I’m going to see you
We’re going to play
You’re going to be here
We’re going to play

I want you under my Xmas tree
I want you under my Xmas tree
I’m not going to ask nicely
I want you under my Xmas tree

I don’t need any money or a new handbag
I just need a kind of thing I’ve never had
Who says you have to have some shabby gifts
Give me one thing only I’m going to insist

I want you under my Xmas tree
I want you under my Xmas tree
I’m not going to ask nicely
I want you under my Xmas tree

I don’t need a fitness band, some running shoes
I don’t need a skipping rope I’ll never use
Please no more bubble bath and manicure sets
Keep it pure and simple then I won’t get upset

I want you under my Xmas tree
I want you under my Xmas tree
I’m not going to ask nicely
I want you under my Xmas tree

I’m going to see you
We’re going to play
You’re going to be here
We’re going to play

I’m going to see you
We’re going to play
You’re going to be here
On Xmas Day

I don’t need a spa voucher or some cheap perfume
I just want you here in my living room
You won’t fit down the chimney so get a cab
I’ll warm up with some whisky so the time won’t drag

I want you under my Xmas tree
I want you under my Xmas tree
I’m not going to ask nicely
I want you under my Xmas tree

I’m going to see you
We’re going to play
You’re going to be here
On Xmas Day

I want you under my Xmas tree
I want you under my Xmas tree
I want you
I want you

FERAL FIVE: Website – Facebook – Twitter


I WANT U – Available here on Bandcamp