The Right One (Featuring Amy Di Bartolomeo)
From Sandstorm EP
During the Covid lockdown, Frankie Carvalho wrote a poem about her feelings. Watching people suffering is not pleasant and she wanted to do something to help. The poem was loved by all who read it and it quickly was turned into a song. A charity single later and a new EP to go with it, Frankie Carvalho has enjoyed a run of successes with each number. The Right One is the fourth single from the record and once more is enjoying radio play around the globe.
A beautiful voice from Amy Di Bartolomeo opens along with a delicately strummed guitar. Twills in chord picked melodies reverberate around Hammond organ as the rhythm moves forward and back again. The music is soft and tranquil yet filled with an emotional relevance that sits poignantly on top of the flow. Guitar frames the progression as drums splash the tempo down in adaptive rhythms. It's a song to enjoy, sit back and relax with and maybe if you're good enough, you can sing along as well.
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Heroes (Featuring Bill Hubauer, Mike Exeter, Vito Pandolfo)
David Bowie Cover
Trained in classical music as a child and establishing herself as a pop musician when she was only twelve, this young veteran has been featured in major media globally. Seen in Billboard, FM Sound, and Music Connection Magazines, Emiko shows us that some of us have that extra magic that makes a star. Since performing with Cyndi Lauper and getting a mention in the Songwriter's Hall Of Fame, and reaching number one in charts across the United States, she's clearly something extra special. This latest single is written to honour all those who have provided front-line services during the coronavirus pandemic. From medical staff to delivery drivers, entertainers and communicators, everyone has done their bit. Some of us have put their lives in danger just so the rest of us can live comfortably. These are the real heroes of this song.
The music rises on a harmony of notes that rise into drums and bass. Meandering tones describe emotional sensations before the voice begins. The classic Bowie lyrics begin and we can all sing along. Male vocals start the song and female words join in after the first verse. A duet of intentions and heartfelt meaning tell the familiar story to the sound of beautiful harmonies and droning feedback style guitars. Something from the latter works of Anathema and that same energy Motorhead brought to this same song pierces the clarity and lets the feelings out.
Recorded with Bill Hubauer, Mike Exeter, and Vito Pandolfo across various studios on each side of the Atlantic, this remotely produced version of the classic number sets a genuine and powerful tone.
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Red Ant Band
Let's Talk About It
Recorded in their home town of Norwich at NRSIX Studios, the Red Ant Band bring their ten year tenure to another pinnacle with Let's Talk About It. Officially together since 2014 and enjoying international airplay with a growing fan-base, we can look to the skies and turn up the dial to catch a glimpse of this group with their bright and memorable presence. This blues and rock outfit of UK talent are not to be missed.
The music blasts us straight away with a loud guitar riff that chugs with cymbals and drum. A vocal-line begins, British accented words work like a homely concoction of poetry and rock n roll. Elements of pop-punk rattle the bones of the straight blues formula and casual licks of flashy guitar mirror the fast-moving lyrics. A fabulous rhythm keeps the song pinned to the ground as fun and thought-provoking words spins the wheels of musical progress.
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I'm Still Here
Signed to Criminal Records in London, Yorkshire's very own Lori is on tour and releasing new music at the same time. Currently being snapped up by fans of the label and her rock band, Weekend Recovery, we've all found another star in the sky. There's a brand new EP available online and radio stations all over the place are playing the single. It's even been on the BBC,so it's certain that this artistic and fun-loving side of Lori's personality is going to do some amazing things!
It begins with a subtle orchestral tone that rises into a vocal line. A great voice projects uplifting and empowering words over soft chords. A bass begins to kick in the mix and guitar adds yet another layer to the flow. A chorus suddenly bursts open with a rush of drums, harmony, and powerful composition. Personal and emotive words let us get to know the artist and the tidal flow of sound forms a current of feeling that peaks in a new progression before the final chorus.
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The Devil's In The Details
Out 10th September
The award winning Randy Stephens has just released The Devil's In The Details. A multi-genre professional, Randy Stephens has been involved in many scenes that have bubbled up in the United States since the 1980s. A well-known jazz, classic rock, blues, and roots musician, his know-how and experience counts for more than many can dream of. A member of a touring band, named The Groove Makers, we're super lucky that Randy Stephens has taken the time to produce this cracking solo effort.
The track opens on a bouncing and bubbly guitar blues riff. Piano and drums layer in to lift the pulse and a rhythmic melody chugs on through into the first verse. A tuneful and uplifting sensibility launches Randy Stephens into the air as a chorus blends into view without breaking a sweat. Excellent guitar licks and piano grooves flood the rocking chord progression with extra sound and moving currents. A story of vocals explains the situation and lets us know to always pay attention.
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Tom Sonic & Marvin Günther
You Make Me Crazy
Choosing to not reveal his age or face, the marvellous Tom Sonic is no-doubt one of Hamburg's greatest mysteries. Always the artist, Tom Sonic has written many songs over the years that explore his deep experience of ups and downs. Determined to make it all about the music, Tom Sonic doesn't have any story to tell apart from what he's released. So let's listen and maybe you can guess who this producer is.
The track wafts into amplitude as synthesiser tones illuminate the darkness in a gradual progression. Vocals begin and a guitar works with the bass-drum to elevate the mood. Beautiful female vocals chant and sing in rhythmic and melodious phrases that sail atop drifting notes of oceanic harmony. Catchy, upbeat, and fun, the music hits us with repeatable and memorable lines along with a sunshine sensation of notes that dance and shine like hot summer days.
With a fantastic video to match the great song, it's one to watch and enjoy.
Tom Sonic can be found on Instagram
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