Brighton based band, Warsaw Radio (W.R.) are back with their latest single ‘After Eve’ which takes on the unique perspective of Adam in the story of Adam and Eve.
These days, the topics that artists base their songs on in popular music can be very banal and dull; the same old songs about unrequited love and heartbreak. However, whilst ‘After Eve’ does focus on a couple, it goes one step further, imagining what it would be like if Adam and Eve had been separated after being banished from the Garden of Eden.
With original starting points and imagination for writing their songs, Warsaw Radio already have one up on other artists, before you’ve even listened to the music. The band create a folk-inspired blend of rock-pop that distinguishes itself with a classically orchestrated edge. The warm and emotive vocals of front-man, Brian McNamara, combine with the rich instrumentation of soaring string sections and well-crafted songwriting, making for a unique listening experience.
The name of the band has a particularly interesting origin and stems from when Brian was reading about the siege of Warsaw in 1939. Throughout the whole siege, the Warsaw Radio orchestra continued to play their music until their transmission mast was destroyed by an artillery shell. Their determination really truly influenced McNamara who said: “The story really inspired me. Working as an original artist in what can be a tough industry can be hard and having an inspiration like these guys in 1939 helps to keep you going”.
‘Love Songs For Scarlett’ is the debut EP from Los Angeles based folk musician Clem Darling, who is otherwise known as Tuffet Bunnies.
The debut EP from the folk artist is a collection of love songs (as you can tell from the name) dedicated to Darling’s circus performer girlfriend.
Clem describes the songs as though ‘they’ve been written by a bunch of gypsies that popped out of the back of a caravan’ and if that isn’t a reason to listen to the EP then I’m not sure what is!
Darling’s grandmother was always the biggest fan of his work, but the holocaust survivor sadly passed away recently. However, Clem continues to write honest, charming songs in the same manner that pleased his grandmother.
Since playing in garage-rock bands and performing with the likes of Jucifier, Two Cow Garage and Carson McHone, Darling has moved away from this genre in favour of his new folk-rock-pop sound.
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Gerald Clark’s ‘The Gone-Away World’ is exactly the the kind of track you can imagine would provide the perfect soundtrack to a deep and meaningful film.
Honest lyrics and clean piano tones combine with pure vocals to create an evocative and thought provoking track that becomes even more emotive upon the introduction of the string section, which adds a sense of epic-ness to the track that one might compare with the likes of Elbow.
Held together by a simple drum beat, ‘The Gone-Away World’ Clark demonstrates simplistic songwriting at its best, where the lyrics and their meaning can take centre stage, rather than being overshadowed by the music.
The track, along with the other two on Clark’s Ibrahim EP, explore the feeling of being caught up between the ‘old world’ and the new, yet feeling a kind of loyalty to the traditions of the past and being unable to fully embrace the value system of the present.
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Fuelled by five instrumentalists, Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla blend Celtic, jazz and Indian musical influences to form a completely unique sound for their single ‘Noel Nouvelet’ released 7th November.
Check out Shkayla live below…
Gaodhal’s Vision live trailer:
After staging and producing ‘St. Patrick Goes To The Punjab’ at Albany Theatre, Shkayla are returning to headline Asian music and dance event ‘Fire and Light’. It’s expected that O’Donnell will be using his self manufactured 8 string Ceramic violin, giving the group that unique combination of mediaeval English and Indian music.
In the past the four musicians have worked alongside artists such as Rory Gallagher, Thin Lizzie and Terry and Gay Woods
From his forthcoming album, Pedro Syrah releases ‘Summer Night on Fairytale Land’, a folksy single with flecks of Latin. Pedro’s voice and guitar-playing is stunning. A beautiful video accompanies the single.
The Turner Brothers have created a song in favour of England ahead of the Euro finals. They claim it came to them in a dream that England won, hence the cheery title ‘Build Us A Dream’.
The upbeat and folky tune builds on England’s roots, and is a positively catchy single to support England that you would expect to hear in the stadium sung by hundreds of fans.
All that remains to say is: COME ON ENGLAND!
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English folk rock artist Keaton Henson returns to his acoustic roots on this latest track ‘Alright’, after several meanderings into the world of electronica. A new album is on the way. Stream the heartfelt track below.