Only For A Minute
Exchanging his tennis racket for a guitar and a microphone, self-taught Alex Uhlmann has conquered his own mountain and now is on the radio. Once a professional sportsman, that same ethos of hard work, training, and pushing the personal best has come in very handy when it comes to learning a new set of skills. With the added talent factor, Alex Uhlmann became the lead singer in Friday Night Hero, a popular indie-rock band that's enjoyed plenty of TV exposure. Now with a proficient solo career as well, Only For A Minute brings the latest composition out in the open.
Sounds of a busy scene burst into guitar and vocal. Falsetto pitches reach into the lofty spaces of the heart as bouncy and sunny chords frolic in the groove. Drums and keyboards add extra layers to the drive, slow and sleek passing time brings avenues of sonic clarity to the mix. Emotionally relevant words and catchy chorus hooks let the music gracefully slide through the room in an easy going saunter. As it progresses, new layers of harmony and throbbing drums reveal a raw and powerful backbone.
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Brian T And The Sinister Hearts
The Brass Ring
From the heart of Saul Ste. Marie, Brian T And The Sinister Hearts bring their well-honed musicianship to their local community and beyond. Taking their sound on tour when they can, this prolific act manage to continually put out quality new material. Brian says he is on another push for his music career after several before, the human quality of never giving up separates the Icarus from the Lazarus given enough time. Growing in know-how and fandom in leaps and bounds, like the rising sun on a summer's day, Brian and his band show us The Brass Ring.
A great sounding and breezy strum brings out electric guitar melody and folk-esque vocals. The verse revs through the gear change and reveals uplifting composition and progressive chords. A summery rhythm strikes a bouncy walking pace that reels and repeats on adaptive verses. Clever inflections of sound add visceral colour to the mix, guitars, keyboards, and drums all playfully bring new elements of design to the familiar song structure. Homely vocals manage to hold the entire piece to one thread as splendid and spontaneous flurries keep the energy rising.
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If I Could Survive This
When Gavin Fox turned 40, he realised he didn't know who he was. Asking his wife for help, together they were able to help discover what he was all about. A process of self-discovery meant that Gavin Fox could gradually find the true man behind the image and pseudo-confidence. It's a blessing to have someone in your life who can help with these things and yet ultimately they have to be explored alone. With his new single, If I Could Survive This, Gavin Fox describes through music his personal and intimate journey to authenticity.
A melodic rock guitar riff opens the track as drums and bass roar into the mix carried by a snappy vocal. Swagger and sway frames the pace as quick step words fire phonics into the space crafted by the warm and choppy backing. All the while a rock sensibility is delivered by heavy bass and fast guitar chord progressions. Smooth chorus elements brace the friction from the verses as the energy is transmuted from one mood to another in neat manoeuvres.
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Electronic excitement from long-stay act Circuit3 has a new front page. The Overview Effect sees Dublin's Peter Fitzpatrick AKA Circuit3 tease the earbuds with premier skills in the run-up to his third studio album. An EP that offers a multi-faceted approach to the track sees Circuit3 and friends test and hypothesise within the realms of the framework, experimenting and exploring the capabilities of his talents, Overview Effect was mastered by Richard Dowling. He's also worked with Kylie Minogue, Motorhead, Paul McCartney, Foo Fighters, and David Bowie, so it's just daft to claim modern electronica isn't proper music.
A volley of blip synth opens the track as moody melodics flow into the main movement. Vocals from Alessia Turcato add a duet to the sound, pretty synthesiser fills add spectral and cosmically inclined bounce. A sway of harmonies brush against drops of twinkling tone that spiral and burst around the elevated lyrical passages. Rhyming words and repeating chorus lines keep us snug as a disparate sense of spaciousness yields eternal escapism within the composition.
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Named after the popular Talking Heads number, After The Money Is Gone, ATMIG produce their own brand of upmarket indie-rock. Before the lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic, ATMIG ran a successful kickstarter campaign to fuel their debut record and tour. The response was fantastic and with everything in place, and a long list of performances now behind them, the band release Avec Muscles EP. Ride is the single, which is already gaining global attention thanks to radio play all over the place.
Bursts of toneful guitar sway in chimney clouds as the locomotion of the music leaves the platform. With tension rising on each bar and a delicate layer of melodic vocal, a progressive sense of kinesis ensues. A string begins to wail within the forward motion as elevated passengers see smooth landscapes blur within their static chambers. Evocative and imaginative passages lean in and offer secrets through the dreamy passing of musical time.
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Colors Of The Wind
Featuring Sarah Lahn and INGO
This prolific German sound producer just keeps smashing out brilliant tunes. Once again Herbie Frame has another single which utilises his in-depth understanding of popular music. His studies have paid off in more ways than one now he enjoys regular radio play around the world and gaining loyal fans all the time. Teaming up with two of the best, INGO and Sarah Lahn offer their expert and delicatessen diversity to the method, bringing out nothing but the finest sound Herbie Frame has to offer.
A quick rise from the strings release a feminine charm as bass and vocal drip from a gathering pace. A galloping snare break pushes the mix into the next gear as drums and melody form a driving pulse to give lift to the song. A flux of synths and rhythms push onward in syrupy sweet harmonies and tangy undertones of fruity bass. A moody dream is kindled from the words of the song, sadness and regret pose causality to the changing of the season. Interesting and extremely listenable, Colors Of The Wind from Herbie Frame has that DJ feel that tells me it's going to pop up in lots of places.
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