You’ve read the books; you’ve donned the garb; now, attached gas-powered hot-air balloons to your ears and catch the remainder of the Steam Punk Record Label tour of the UK. With more bands than you can shake a pair of goggles at, it’s a perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the magical world of future/past and forget about the present for a few hours.
It’s common knowledge that most rock bands like to indulge in a little alcohol therapy from time to time, but vintage folk-rockers Albino perhaps enjoy this more than anyone else, fuelling their rock’n’roll sound with whiskey.
Labelling themselves as ‘London’s greatest alcoholic garage rock band (probably)’, four piece folk-rock band Albino are on the road to releasing their latest album, Night At The Chemist, from which their new retro-infused single, ‘Belinda’, is taken.
‘Belinda’ could be straight out of the 60s with its organ-led sound and noodling guitar solo, whilst lead singer and guitarist, Ben Tucker’s vocals power the track (along with the whiskey) in a rather amusing narrative which is mirrored in the video through the beautiful medium of lego.
Since their inception in 2005, Albino has undergone a musical metamorphosis, travelling a long way from their humble beginnings, but now, the off-the-wall band has cemented their style and truly found their own sound. Whilst Albino’s eclectic and multi-talented musical line up has changed over the years, their musical direction, commitment and energy has always remained constant.
As the band have stated: ‘We may not change the world with our music, but we’ll definitely leave a scar.’
Pink Fireball’s latest track has been giving us that Friday feeling! Inspired by vintage films this track isn’t one to miss.
- Single from debut album ‘Persistence’ out May 10th
- Raising money for Cancer Research UK through the ‘Make Chart History’ Campaign
Hard rock with an 80s twist inspired by the likes of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Dokken and more, Wings of Pegasus are a rock band with a big sound and a fresh approach to the music industry. With new single ‘That’s Metal (To My Ears)’ due in May, the band are running a campaign called ‘Make Chart History’, aiming to take the independent release to the very top of the charts, all the while donating the proceeds to Cancer Research UK.
Hoping to whip up a groundswell of support, songwriter Fil Henley is working hard to spread the word on the campaign as well as the single itself – an independently produced homage to old 80’s bands with big hair and screeching guitar solos. Designed to encourage listeners to dust off the air guitar, it’s great fun and the most light hearted track on the ‘Persistence’ album, which is out now.
Produced in house by Henley, who taught himself the techniques to keep the band independent, the song is the perfect catalyst for the charity drive and ‘Make Chart History’ campaign to hang on. Key tastemakers Leona Graham of Absolute Radio and John Kennedy at XFM have already voiced their support for Wings of Pegasus’ music, and the band are working hard to continue getting the word out.
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How better to introduce Si Cranstoun other than with this killer line: Bobby Brooks Wilson (son of Jackie) once said about Cranstoun; “sounding so much like my father it scares me”. Does that say it all?
Cranstoun’s carer hails from humble beginnings after spending years performing on the streets, his album is the product of good ole hard work!
‘Modern Life’ is the new album from Cranstoun and is available now. Get your copy here:
Cranstoun’s music offers an uplifting blend of northern soul, Motown and vintage pop. That is a classy throwback to the classic sound of the early sixties. His look in check, he’s got it all going on when it comes to delivering
You might have seen Cranstoun’s face about recently as he has been making waves across the scene. Catch him in action in his ‘Dance For Evermore’ video here:
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Having just got on the BBC Radio Two B list, things are certainly looking up for Britain’s Bublé, Si Cranstoun.
With a truly vintage sound and voice that’s out of this world, it’s fantastic to see such a talented artist get the recognition they deserve! Whilst supporting The Overtones Cranstoun saw a lot of success, with merchandisers saying they’d never seen anything like it before. With such a raw talent it’s great to see people going crazy for good old fashioned REAL music. With Radio Two backing this amazing track (Caught In The Moonlight) I really hope this marks a change in the music industry and that we will head back towards more authentic artists like Si Cranstoun.
If you love Jackie Wilson, Michael Bublé and Sam Cook, then this is right up your street so support REAL music and getting listening to this talented guy right NOW!
If this artist were a biscuit, they’d be: Gotta be a classic…Custard Cream!