EP Review: Echo – Turya

TURYA‘s latest EP ‘Echo’ is immediately compelling thanks to the acoustic and intimate setting which, at times, is accompanied with a bed of airy electronic and folklore soundscapes, featured in title track, ‘Echo’, ‘Magical Moments’ and remixed version of her well-received 2017 single, ‘Rain’.

However what makes this South London singer/songwriter so intriguing and captivating is her stellar vocal performance in third effort, ‘There Will Be A Place’, which heavily draws influence from, what I believe it to be, the technique of Hindustani singing.

It’s great to see TURYA back on full form by pushing her Hindu beliefs/bohemian influences further into the forefront. To be honest, I didn’t think she could top her previous EP, ‘Ocean’ – but hands up, I was soooo wrong, because this mini collection is something else.

Check her out below:

Must Listen: Echo, Will There Be A Place, The Man with the Child in His Eyes

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New Track: Be Mine – Vadé (ft. Jermaine Riley)

R&B/A cappella sensation VADÉ released their loved-up single, ‘Be Mine’ today, just in time for Valentine’s Day today.

The latest offering crushes most women’s misconception of men being ‘players’ and proves there are still good ones out there who are more than willing to settle down. Written by band member Jermaine Sanderson, ‘Be Mine’ documents a man’s burning desire make a commitment to his love interest …and makes it potently clear that he’s not into playing silly games.

Born as a brainchild of Philip Yeboah and JJ Hammerslay back in 2013, VADÉ now includes three powerhouses, Jermaine Sanderson, Roy Crisp and Joseph Anti to enhance their rich soulful harmonies, armed with a jazzy/R&B fusion.

The winners of Sky 1’s Sing: Ultimate A cappella 2017 release of their debut album, ‘Cry Your Heart Out’, recorded at the renowned Abbey Road Studios. Following their 2017 debut release, VADÉ continues to generate recognition, scooping the 2018 A cappella Awards for Best Quintet along the way.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled on the five-piece act as their latest soothing love note may be their breakthrough single. Check it out below:

Follow VADÉ on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vadesings
Twitter: https://twitter.com/vadesings
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vade/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4WRmZFsekldnGI9cum10PD

 

New Track: No Curtain Call – Across The Board

Canadian rock band ACROSS THE BOARD releases ‘No Curtain Call’, their third and final single of their latest award-winning album, ‘Sonic Boom’.

Written by front-woman Jacqueline Auguste and produced by MC2 Music Media, ‘No Curtain Call’ describes the point in a musician’s career when no one seems to be listening, watching or paying any attention.

With over 600 YouTube videos, three albums and sold-out shows across the country, ACROSS THE BOARD has gained a global following. The recipient of several independent music awards and nominations – including two gold medal Global Music Awards, four Josie Music Award nominations, an Indie Music Hall of Fame award and a Radio Music Award for Best Rock Song –  ACROSS THE BOARD has immense online and terrestrial radio airplay, even reaching number four on the Canadian iTunes Rock Charts with the title track of their album, ‘Sonic Boom’. Their videos have been selected for major film festivals including Indie Best Films Festival and Alternative Film Festival.

ACROSS THE BOARD is currently in studio recording their fourth full length album, slated for release in March 2019.

Watch the video for the duo’s stunning single:

 

 

New Track: Moving Targets: Wild Rivers

Despite being an incredible 2018 for WILD RIVERS, which saw them tour across North America as well as meeting people who share a connection to their music, the four-piece band somehow felt disconnected from all the things that provided love and comfort – home.

Recorded live off the floor with producer, Dan Hosh, their latest single, ‘Moving Target,’ encompasses all their feelings of being far away from the comfort zone, accompanied with the vulnerable guitar plucks and the irresistibly lush harmonies, which provide a rich folk/singer-songwriter affair.

Despite being disconnected from home whilst on tour, the guys are gearing up to headline some shows around their native country, Canada (see tours dates below).

Be sure to look out for more material from WILD RIVERS, as they’ve got really something special. Check out ‘Moving Targets’ below:

Tour Dates 2019
2.27 – Toronto, ON – The Opera House
2.28 – Hamilton, ON – Mills Hardware
3.01 – Guelph, ON – University of Guelph
3.02 – Burnstown, ON – Neat Coffee Shop
3.04 – Montreal, QC – Quai des Brumes
3.05 – Quebec City, QC – L’Anti Bar & Spectacles
3.06 – Kingston, ON – Ale House & Canteen
3.07 – London, ON – Rum Runners

Song of the Day: The River – Jasper’s Riddle

JASPER RIDDLE‘s journey to music is something even Hollywood would bulk at. After beginning his studies to become a brain surgeon, he switched to his current vocation, that of heart surgeon…all the while continuing to record as both a Jeff Buckley-influenced acoustic singer songwriter…and a classical composer…and an artist…and a novelist. His debut release reflects his chameleon-like ability to soak up what is happening around him and to interpret it in his own unique way, with elements of rock, neo-soul and even flamenco heralding the arrival of a true 21st Century polymath.

JASPER RIDDLE is Lukas Zeickner, a Manchester-based medical student from a Nigerian background, comfortable singing in English, Edo or Spanish. The concept of JASPER RIDDLE was to record each track as its own self-contained story, including its own artwork, taking you on a journey through different styles and narratives, each combining to become a storybook.

Influenced by beacons of talent from across the world, from Aretha Franklin to Fela Kuti to Estas Tonne, each offering subtle imprints into his own sound. With an overarching love of Schubert, his fascination for science as well as the Arts has led to Lukas performing and producing all his own music, not to mention creating the accompanying artwork and a side-line in publishing novellas. The next time you say to yourself that you haven’t got time to do something, remember to give Jasper’s Riddle a listen and remind yourself that anything is possible!

Have a listen to the stunning ‘The River’ below: