Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Rewind #6 (09/12/15)

We're back again with another Rewind blog post, these are becoming a regular thing aren't they? Well, it's because our previously featured and spotlighted musicians are still creating fantastic music that we want to share with you and update you on... This blog post includes new tracks from musicians featured a while back to artists mentioned not that long ago... 

1. Roots - Billie Marten
It wasn't too long ago that we spotlighted 16 year old Billie's latest EP 'As Long As'; it's been a pretty busy month for her since. She recently released this live video of her new track 'Roots' (taken from her recent EP), recorded at her debut London show at Blue Flowers in September. Billie has also been nominated for BBC's Sound of 2016, which is an incredible feat. 

2. Moon / Sun - Bengal Lancers
In April 2014, we ran a feature with these wonderful guys, Charlie, Harry and Max. Now just over a year and a half later, they're back with these two new contrasting tracks. 'Moon' focuses on the tranquility and mystical elements of the moon, with stunning layered vocals and powerful drums. Whilst 'Sun' is a shorter track holding a lot more energy, with an upbeat summery feel and gritty guitar riffs, this would fit in with those indie pop / rock tracks that you get stuck in your head. I really love both these songs, and I'm pretty sure you will too. 

3. Illusions - Emi McDade
We featured Emi and her track 'Faith' earlier this year, but last month she released a new song, 'Illusions', with all digital proceeds being donated to BBC's Children In Need. It's another beautiful song featuring stunning vocals from Emi running over wonderful instrumentation, building into a really powerful song. A fantastic track which Emi's hoping to follow up with a debut EP next year! If you want to download the track you can do so from iTunes here. 

Illusions - Emi McDade (link)

4. Christmas Collection 2015 - Sleeping At Last
Sleeping At Last has been mentioned a fair bit in recent blog posts, but he's been super busy! As well as releasing his Atlas: Year Two project tracks regularly, this year he's also released a 15-track 'Christmas Collection', it's become tradition for Ryan to record a Christmas song and give it away for free each year, however this year that's snowballed into an album! It's full of stunning covers and originals and I don't know there's just something about his own twist he puts on songs that makes this a must! Although he's offering it for free, I believe it's worth tipping (100% of which goes to charity), more info and the album can be found at the link below :) 

5. Remedy - Mavrick
Another incredibly recent featured artist, Mavrick, has released a live session of his latest track 'Remedy'. It's a stunning stripped back and powerful version of the song, and I must admit I prefer this to the original, the rawness and emotion of the track really comes through in this session version... 

6. Marvel Superhero - Off The Wall
Off The Wall were featured a few months ago with one of their first tracks 'Red Face Tight', now they've released two new tracks, which will make up their first single release, with a release date still to be decided (we'll keep you posted on that...) However, for now here's two fantastic tracks, rocky, gritty, full of energy and reminiscent of Royal Blood...

7. Hold Your Head Up - GUN
'Hold Your Head Up' is the final single taken from GUN's album 'Frantic' - released earlier this year. The Scottish rockers round off the year with the release of a special box set and two epic live shows in Manchester and Glasgow this month. A massive well done to the guys for a fantastic year, enjoy this live video of 'Hold Your Head Up' from The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow - 'the best live venue in the world'... 

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