Formed in 2018, Brixton’s very own funky hip-hop and rock sound Baytrees are back with more music. The four-piece band have been highlighting the art of creative fusion and multi-cultural compositions to live audiences with great success. Sunshine was written on a gloomy day where the warming rays of our star were a fond memory. Yearning for the summer skies of Jamaica or the other party island, Ibiza, the music is set to carry us away to better climates with its energy and ethos.
Guitar and synth peel open like fruit to reveal a driving rhythm of bass-led funky motion. Guitars play funky chords in clever patterns over a choppy percussion section. Harmonies build in the vocal, a mix of voices bring a feeling of dreamy relaxation in the flow of sound. Pulses of rhythm persistently maintain the kinesis of the track as catchy and easy-listening grooves dig down and set the framework for laying back.
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Chez De Milo
Taken from the recent So It Goes EP, this final track culminates the experience with a finale that entices the replay button. Straight out of the Bristol indie-dance music scene, Chez De Milo is an established figure on the party network as the host of Magic Carpet Ride on Noods Radio. That’s not all, De Milo also founded the noteworthy Club Blanco where he and others have showcased their plethora of rhythms, acid atmospheres, and gyrating synths. This groove-laden number sits atop a trio of tantalising tracks that draw the lines in every direction as far as the eye can reach.
As distorted static sounds merge with an electronic rhythm of clicks, a horn like metallic scrape peers in. The music spans outward with rainfall rhythms of cymbals that splash into bass kicks and clattering toms. The snare keeps time as a wandering bass begins to adorn the skeletal framework. A folk etherealness encapsulates the sound, mysterious sonic devices crawl in abstract walks through the gravity of the piece. Wailing tones kiss the glistening beats as the steady melody of bass manages to remain calm in the mixing of subtle chaos.
You can buy So It Goes EP by Chez De Milo on Bandcamp
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Enter The Fantasy World Of Nzondi’s Teenage RockStarr Featuring Dave Moreno From Puddle Of Mudd
Created by American horror author Ace Antonio Hall, Nzondi is the adopted name for his musical output. Having won the Bram Stoker award, and being the first African American to do it, Nzondi is demonstrating that writing is only one of his many qualities. Since creating various characters, the idea for a song came to him that took the story that little bit further. Based on a vampire character called Elle from Updrifters, Teenage Rockstarr offers another inventive avenue for us to explore that shows us even more of the author’s incredible mind. This mix features Puddle Of Mudd drummer Dave Moreno, which has been released alongside a rap version that’s been voiced by Fredro Starr.
It begins with a vocal chant that builds into bass, drums, and electric guitar. A funky rhythm unfolds as punchy vocals produce a fiery delivery. A surging wall of bass thrusts the track forward as the chorus churns the power out in heavy doses. Nu-metal elements meet grungy attitudes as melodies dance with the rhythms to grasping steps. Catchy and memorable, a surge of energy maintains a continual edge that sounds right at home in the heavy metal universe.
Find out more on the A Antonio Hall website
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As We Wait For Restless Lullabies There’s A Glimpse Of Scott Matthews’ Selfless Moon
My Selfless Moon
From Restless Lullabies
A beautifully composed new single from the Ivor Novello award-winner Scott Matthews is out now and it doesn’t disappoint. Since the critically-acclaimed New Skin, Scott Matthews has been working hard to focus and fortify his popular yet innovative and synonymous sound. My Selfless Moon is a song about being vulnerable and weak, bending like a greenwood branch in the haunting seasonal wind. A deeply personal sound and delivery, Scott Matthews reveals his soul with intimate guitar and singer compositions that hold entire venues in his enchanting grasp.
It opens with a chord break-down that draws us in for a close-up listen. Scott Matthews opens the song with emotional and evocative lyrics, a drama in the projection reveals an open book of humanity to explore. Piano adds a layer of melancholy between the fabric of guitar, recorded with sonic clarity to the point of individual strings in their own place, an ocean of moving and flow-filled music spans out towards unfathomable horizons. Cinematic and theatrical, a cool breeze fills the room as My Selfless Moon shines in.
Find out more on the Scott Matthews website
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Crash And Burn
This second single from their forthcoming Misanthropioid LP, Crash and Burn is just out. The whole album was co-produced by Andrew Schepes, known for his work with Johnny Cash, Hozier, Metallica, Adele, RHCP, and Green Day. Crash And Burn is a song about vulnerability and insecurity. Sometimes we just feel like a spare part to an out-of-date system, whether it’s with social life or work life. Challenging feelings to encounter, the human condition is revealed with this first song written after the singer lost his voice to Covid. Retraining himself to sing, vocalist Anthony Pedroza has been forced to walk the path one more time to get to recording standard. That’s admirable indeed and if it doesn’t make you want to hear the song already, let’s hope our run-through prickles your ears.
Space-age sounds unveil in grandiose epochs of comic-book imagery. A pumping bass and snappy drum-pattern joins the sound-sphere as the vocals begin. Strong and rock coloured words project a story of love and meaning. The music moves like The Flaming Lips and Muse with rising pressures of composition and passionate word delivery. Pangs of angst thrust their fictional knives into our feelings as we join the swaying indulgence of not knowing if we’re good enough.
Find out more on the Fellow Robot website
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I Told You So
The last time the world heard anything from multiple-award nominee Del Barber was during the recent coronavirus pandemic. Stray Dogs: Collected B-Sides Vol. 1 was the product of many days spent back to back with lots of free time. That is, unless you’re an artist, when it’s a given that your time is already decided. Learning that Del Barber also lives on a farm near Winnipeg, it’s amazing that he finds the time to record his music. The song I Told You So is, in the words of its composer, a gift from his late father. It came to him at the time of his passing and seemed to fit the mood and the message of the day. This second single from his forthcoming album, Almanac, follows on from the already acclaimed Still Got You. Due to be released in April of this year on acronym Records, Almanac takes the personal journey of Del Barber through song-writing lenses for us to experience.
Dainty plucked guitar builds a vibrant undercurrent of sound as Del Barber begins to sing. Slide guitar adds a smooth layer of harmony as the lyrics open like a flower. Country vibes echo in the quietude as a hush gives us complete focus on the voice. Story makes the song move with new avenues of imagery and notions of passing time. A melancholy and dreamy folk swing moves from left to right and back to forward with the changing of the lines. Drifting notes playfully jostle within the mood to elevate the sense of sadness and memory.
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Find out more on the Del Barber website
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