Whiskey + Rock’n’roll = Albino

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.’

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Albinomusic/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYeh0Lung8nhaCa1Zb5W8cw

http://www.albinomusic.com/index.php

Warsaw Radio: ‘After Eve’

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”.

 

Links:

www.soundcloud.com/warsawradio

www.facebook.com/warsawradio

www.twitter.com/warsawradio

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCewwSB_EMjEUjztuaPKNFJg

www.warsaw-radio.com

 

‘Leave Me To Me’ released by Karmilla

“The instrumentation and arrangements on the album are sophisticated and provide the perfect complement to Camilla’s clever lyrics and her sometimes poignant, sometimes powerful vocal delivery.” – Nick Dent Robinson

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Championing a raw and genuine style of songwriting, her music explores a mix of environmental, personal and political themes rarely encountered in today’s modern rock landscape.

A big supporter of local music scenes, Karmilla is known for her love of playing local gigs and festivals. She is all about the music, believing there is always a connectivity to the people who are part of it and the people who listen to it.

Already she has supported the likes of Frank Turner, playing a family run festival at the musician’s home village in 2015. Upcoming gigs include an acoustic set at Dam Fine Affair festival in Wiltshire on June 18th and another at Readipop Festival in Reading on July 8th.

Leave Me To Me and Early Workings Of An Open Mind are both out now!

Links:

http://www.karmillamusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/karmilla-425499268

https://www.facebook.com/Karmillamusic?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/karmillacams

https://www.youtube.com/channel/karmillamusic

Beautiful Disguise – Newborn

Latest release from ‘Newborn’ demonstrates how this band are just getting better and better. Their latest track ‘Beautiful Disguise’ is a reflection of the society that we live in’s vanity and it’s obsession with that.  

The lyrics ‘ There’s a big old empty space/ and a smile that cracks your face’, suggest a critical outlook but paired with a rthym like this, the track has nothing morbid about it! The latest track of their self titled ep, Newborn follows on from ‘Runaround’, their biggest track yet.

The band are clearly developing their sound, taking influence from Muse, Nirvana, Metallica, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Arctic Monkeys, who set a high bar for the band. and it’s growing more individual, I’m definitely excited to hear more from these guys. And there’s not long to wait with their new EP out June 14th.

The Colossal Heads-Mammoths EP

The new EP from Colossal Heads showcases a heavier side to Indie Rock. Following in the footsteps of the 90’s to early 2000’s rock revolution these guys are here to make their mark.

These boys work hard, and play (musically) even harder, touring from New Orleans to California sleeping on floors all the way. The grass roots approach continues with their promotions, driving well-deserved support from local radio and Facebook. These guys just keep growing, ‘Mammoths’ their latest EP is just another step in their evolution, stepping outside the box and breaking the boundaries of Rock as we know it.


 

Find more of these guys here!

http://www.thecolossalheads.com/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDf8jR1fhtUhHqZStJ8JJ0g

https://www.facebook.com/TheColossalHeads

www.soundcloud.com/colossalheads

 

The Breaking Pattern revitalise emo rock on spectacular new album, ‘There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins’

The face of the Phoenix emo revival movement’ – The Huffington Post

Have a bite of these guys!

Arizona indie rock group, The Breaking Pattern, are bringing a fresh new sound to the emo scene on their debut album There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins. Anthemic vocals and reverb-soaked guitars make for a euphoric and equally lovelorn summery sound.

The band cite emo and pop-punk acts such as Real Friends, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard and The Hotelier as influences. Fellow Arizona indie rockers Lydia have offered the band much support, their guitarist Justin Camacho even co-writing songs with the band in the past.

The album lyrically tackles the hurdles of a failing relationship. The band’s frontman explains: ‘The album is somewhat of a break-up album, chronicling the various stages of a doomed relationship from the moments leading up to the split until the resolution and recovery. I say “somewhat” because it is not a concept album. The songs do not tell one specific story, but are a compilation of personal experience and the stories I’ve witnessed from friends who had their own hearts disintegrated into red dust.

Producer Cory Spotts engineers the record, having worked with other esteemed Arizona acts including The Maine, The Summer Set, BlessTheFall and Job for a Cowboy.

Within the first few months of their formation, the band opened for celebrated acts such as Emarosa, This Century, Weatherbox and The Rocket Summer. They have since sold out multiple shows.

Vocalist Derek Hackman previously fronted a band called Ezer. Having long had a passion for music, he began writing songs aged 11. Moving house frequently as a child, Derek dealt with long periods of social isolation that fuelled his songwriting. The first time he ever sang live was at his high school graduation – in front of 6000 people. He was so nervous he vomited in the bathroom only minutes prior to going up on stage.

Derek is also a published poet and has a degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology.

Making up the band’s other members include drummer Brandon (who also handles a lot of the photography), guitarist Nick (who happens to also be an award-winning coffee roaster) and bassist Jacob (who is Columbian and fluent in Spanish).

A promo video for the album’s opening track ‘Let Love go’ is available here:

There Are Roadmaps In Our Veins is out April 8th.

Links:

Www.TheBreakingPattern.Bandcamp.Com

Www.Youtube.com/TheBreakingPattern

Www.Facebook.Com/TheBreakingPattern

Www.Twitter.com/TheBreakPattern