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Browsing Archive: June, 2016

Happy Meal LTD

Posted by Christine Reynolds on Friday, June 24, 2016, In : Alternative 

HappyMeal Ltd

 

Put aside the association with the fast food chain and picture a band lathered in all the modifications of a punky la mode vision that had the lead singer - blonde and shirtless, seductively seducing the mic like a Marilyn Manson in his prime; with the ramifications of the industrial/alternative rock band called ‘Orgy,’ whose pop but not fashion style sort of reminded me of the Happy Meals who each spread out onto the stage like an iguana or chameleon of difference.

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Deep Shade Music

Posted by mica hamilton on Monday, June 20, 2016, In : Metal 

Deep Shade Music is a three piece band from the North West of Englands who’s complex and fearful sound spans genres by the track.  The three band members, David Rybka, Paul Barlow and Tom Doherty have seemingly popped up out of nowhere with a torrent of intelligent music made for adults.  Their latest album – Everything Popular is Wrong speaks volumes about the bands musical influences and talents.

Everything Popular is Wrong is an album that not only takes a little bit of getting used ...


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Fire At Dawn- Parasite

Posted by mica hamilton on Monday, June 13, 2016, In : Metal 

Fire are a five piece  female fronted metal band from Southend who’s fresh take on female fronted metal  is probably going to give Battlelore and Epica a run for their European money.

 Fire at Dawns ‘Parasite’ starts off with some of the cleanest ethereal vocals I’ve heard since Battelores ’Evernight’ album. Just as you’re getting used to it the rest of the band turn up and change the game. With a very groovy guitar lick moving its way around the crowd with you and vocals muc...


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Ko Plune- Auditory Atlas

Posted by mica hamilton on Sunday, June 12, 2016, In : Alternative 


Ko Plune is a four piece experimental band from Southampton who’s musical knowledge and understanding is not only surprising but uplifting. Auditory Atlas, their latest EP merges a number of musical influences and genres whist reminding us that all the concept of writing music is based on flirting with different styles and emotions whilst remaining vulnerable to the outcome. This EP sounds well researched and makes for easily listening whilst simultaneously taking part.

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BB Biscuit - The Black T Shirts

Posted by mica hamilton on Sunday, June 12, 2016, In : Alternative 



BB Biscuit is a French artist settling in London who’s genre spanning body of work can take you back decades or propel you into the future track by track. With an interesting song writing style and an ear for the unusual BB Biscuits new EP seems to take us through a musical diary, allowing us to feel her deepest secrets.  Her new EP ‘The Black T Shirts’ is out now.

The first track on the EP, Fiction has a deep intro, softer vocals than I’m used to for this artist, taking a new direct...


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