VETO Release New Single “A Pit” from Upcoming Album “16 Colors”

VETO released another single from their upcoming album “16 Colors,” to be released on February 9. Check out the song below:

The band had this to say about the song and the album:

“‘A Pit’ circles the psychological problem around one only having symbols available to understand – experiencing a sort of alienation against the world, as a result. There is a reality that we cannot reach which is outside of our language, our symbols. We can’t get a pure reprieve from the constant stream of news that floods us daily. Could it be that the stream alters to ‘fit’ us? Or do we involuntarily see all impressions through a prism that transforms to our symbols, languages and interpretations?

We began recording ’16 Colors’ in 2014, after taking a year off from a hectic tour schedule that had kept us on the road since 2011. We had to retrieve our drive, and creativity demanded both time and space in order to flourish once more. This saw us parting ways with our record label and business partners, and granted us with a calmer, freer approach to the creative process. We worked alongside producer Mikkel Bolding over a two-year period, influencing our sound by introducing us to the world of analogue recording.”

For tickets to the band’s upcoming European tour dates, including several shows in their hometowns of Aarhus and Copenhagen, click here.

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Groovy Uncle – “A Clip Round the Ear” (Album Review)

Located in South East England you’ll find the Medway-based group Groovy Uncle, and they’re back again with the release of their sixth album “A Clip Round the Ear.” The album serves as a nostalgic trip to the 60s for those who remember the era as well as serving as a gateway drug for a new generation to discover that sound for themselves. However, Groovy Uncle isn’t just here to re-create songs from the past for the sake of going down memory lane, but rather using the classic sounds and old-school style songwriting as a springboard into new uncharted territories topped off with a shiny polish for contemporary audiences.

Groovy Uncle is the moniker of singer-songwriter, arranger and guitarist Glenn Prangnell who has surrounded himself with a revolver door of talents through previous albums for a surprise with each release. For “A Clip Round the Ear,” Nick Rice (bass), Mole Lambert (drums) and a full cast of other talented musicians fill out the record with the most notable collaboration being that of vocalist Suzi Chunk, whose flavorful delivery on many of the tracks becomes the main attraction against the backdrop of soulful, energetic and sometimes raw songs found on the record.

“Mrs Saywell Says” opens the album with garage rock optimism by incorporating a catchy chorus, clear groove basslines and Beach Boys-styled guitars that combine into a fun pop song dipped into a vat of lyrical quirkiness. Glenn’s inspiration for this track’s lyrics stem from his parent’s tales of a real life infant school teacher called Mrs. Saywell in the 1930s and 40s who used the classroom’s open coal fire to heat up her rear end. This highlights Glenn’s ability of taking peculiar situations and creating a narrative consisting of memorable characters that are easy to latch onto and cleverly bringing the album to life in the process.

The nods to the 60s and 70s as an influence are especially notable on “Our Gary’s No Fool,” which is seemingly a lost Beatles track featuring John Lennon at the helm. Other songs such as “The Moon and Back” evoke memories of The Clash with its sassy, fun, and rocking sound that is perfect for blasting loud from a convertible in the neighborhood to enrage those still sleeping at dawn. The guitar solo completes the energetic tune and it’s a stand-out track off the album.

Other songs such as “I Thought It Was About Time,” “The Scheme of Things” and “I Really Wouldn’t Know How” are softer and offer an introspective Jazzy experience filled with sophistication and candor. These songs would not sound out of place coming out of a diner’s jukebox from the golden era. Suzi really displays her talent here in delivering emotion as well as articulating the meaning behind the songs and her boldness and vitality take Groovy Uncle to the next level.

The upbeat rocker “Oil and Colour Man” dives into an interesting narrative that applies the album’s title in its lyrics. The song takes inspiration from Glenn’s memories of a man back in the day who would sell items such as soap and lipstick around the neighborhood. The story in the lyrics is the definite highlight of the song and the spoken words and laughter by James Worse adds humor and a touch of distinctiveness. Listeners can truly visualize the character in the song, but it’s your decision to either feel pity or sympathize with this zany man.

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The rest of the songs on the album are either rocking with the occasional use of horns, or slower-paced with sing-a-long melodies that have clear, purposeful vocals, a tight rhythm section and solid production. “A Clip Round the Ear” is ultimately for those seeking a glimpse into a simpler time through light-hearted snippets about not-so-ordinary people told in catchy songs that will get you off your seat and dancing the night away. All the song are short bursts of energy and accessible for newcomers to the genre. If you’re looking for a classic sound injected with experienced yet always curious talent, look no further than Groovy Uncle’s “A Clip Round the Ear.”

The album is available on limited edition green vinyl and CD and is available from groovy-uncle.co.uk and iTunes. Like them out on Facebook.

Listen to ash.ØK New Single “The Unraveled”

A new single by Philadelphia producer ash.ØK titled “The Unraveled” has dropped for all us indie electronica fans off his upcoming album due out January 19. Check out the video below:

The single features Texas-based singer-songwriter Rebecca Loebe on vocals with the video directed by Patrick Mason. The album is a melting pot of different musical genres, from electronica, trap, hip-hop, folk, blues, and ambient that all come together to form a unique, cohesive sonic journey.

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Image via ash.ØK

The collaborations on the album include a wide-ranging musical spectrum of artistry to include Kid Moxie, Grammy-nominated cellist, Tina Guo (Wonder Woman, Foo Fighters, Stevie Wonder), Chrysanthe Tan (Ariana Grande, Bastille, Alicia Keys), and Kaly (Buzzfeed’s Top 13 South Asian rappers) among others. The album was engineered by Grammy award-winner, Jeff Chestak (Kanye West, TI, R Kelly) and Ryan Schwabe (MIA, Ellie Goulding, Baauer).

Check out more of ash.ØK on Twitter, Soundcloud, Bandcamp, YouTube, and his official site.

The Len Price 3 Release Fifth Album “Kentish Longtails”

Illustrious Brit-pop rock ‘n’ roll trio The Len Price 3 have released their fifth full-length album “Kentish Longtails” on Sept. 22. Check out the video for “Man in the Woods” off the new album here:

The Len Price 3 have been around for 12 years and now have five albums under their belt. Though they have a worldwide following, they remain as the best-kept secret in show business. Along the way, the band has found themselves sharing the stage with a variety of notable acts including The Libertines, The Len Bright Combo, Steve Wynn & the Miracle 3 and even Paul McCartney. They went on to be the best selling and most played band on Sirius XM, and have been dubbed “The Best Band You’ve Never Heard of.”

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Image via The Len Price 3

The new release “Kentish Longtails” delivers on the catchy vintage pop tunes with punk rock shiny pop hooks with rich lyrical content we’ve come to expect. Their combination of memorable songs and unstoppable power draw comparisons from the likes of The Who, The Kinks, and The Clash.

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To stay up to date with The Len Price 3, check them out on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and their official site. Also, stream “Kentish Longtails” on iTunes here.

WYO’s “Untamed” Album is About Love, Loss, and Exploration

Indie-rock phenomena WYO released an awe-inspiring music video for the song “Down by the River” off his album “Untamed” coming out on Oct. 20. Check out the video here:

WYO is a rock band originating from Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The video was shot in the band’s hometown and features the epic mountainsides and landscapes that inspired the forthcoming record, “Untamed.” The full-length album is a search for a place that’s alive and wild. It’s a record that deals with love, loss, and constant exploration. It’s a tale of reconciling city life with the Wild West of Wyoming.

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What separates WYO from the rest is singer-songwriter, Andy Sorge’s unique, creative vision.  After attending film school in New York, Andy met multi-instrumentalist, Scott McKay Gibson, and the two began composing music for documentaries, commercials, and short films together in Wyoming. Perhaps this explains the reason that WYO’s music has a way of evoking such striking visuals that stir the imagination, as they utilize an organic instrument palette to create the soundscape that is WYO.

To stay up to date with WYO, check them out at YouTube, and Instagram.