Wednesday 7 November 2012

WATCH: Dry The River - 'The Chambers & The Valves'

Lovely video of Dry The River walking around in Barcelona playing their song The Chambers & The Valves. A beautiful, simple, stripped back performance that is representative of their great harmonies.

Friday 2 November 2012

WATCH: Sam Beeton - 'Can You See The Lights?'

Nice video of the absolutely wonderful Sam Beeton performing his track Can You See The Lights acoustically in Newquay at Boardmasters Festival.

Saturday 22 September 2012

WATCH: We Were Evergreen - 'Vintage Car'

I absolutely love this We Were Evergreen performance of their track Vintage Car. It's amazing to me how it can seem so busy because of the many different elements, yet everything is there for a reason and the band manage to bring everything together and produce such a lovely, unique sound. I genuinely hope that they get some big success in the industry in the future!

There are loads more videos of the band on Youtube, so if you have a moment and you like what you're hearing search them and take a listen to some more. They've also got a few headline shows lined up in October, so if you get a chance, go and see them live!

Friday 3 August 2012

WATCH: The Hoosiers cover Nelly Furtado's 'Night Is Young'

The Hoosiers are my favourite band, so of course you'd think my opinion is bias, but I don't just sit and 100% love everything that any musician I like sings, but in this case, I love this! I haven't listened to the original much, but I recall doing so when I first heard the cover to see how the two differed. I just took another listen, and it isn't great. But this cover is wonderful.

I think they did a really good job on covering this so well, seeing as the sound of the original is nothing at all like their sort of music, but they put a nice spin on the song and I specifically love the use of the Stylophone...

Also, love the sort of natural feel to it, that they just recorded it in that shot, and haven't used loads of mics to get the sounds exactly right and play around with it as if it were being released like many artists who do covers end up doing. This gives it a stripped back feel says that they did it more for the fun and because they just want to share it with their fans!