‘Any Monet’ by Le Sonic, and featuring Robert Lee, was released on 15th October.
Every so often, the music world shines its light on a brand-new music group, and the rest of the world can’t help but be drawn to them. Lately, these magical music groups have been popping out of the woodwork, and it’s hard to keep up. Among those countless music groups is one that truly stands out is Le Sonic.
Le Sonic’s new release ‘Any Moment features Bobby Banderrama (AKA Robert Lee), a founding member and lead guitarist of the legendary ’60s garage rock band,? (Question Mark) & The Mysterians, who set the template for all the bands of that genre who followed in the ’70s. Other musicians on the track include vocalist Dennis Collis, Jim Hynes, one of the most versatile and sought-after trumpet players in New York and Frank Rodriguez, who is an original member of ? & The Mysterians
‘Are We Alone’ was released by Linda Lamon on 15th October.
There were lots of stars other than those in the Universe, as songwriter Linda discovered while attending an International science festival, which inspired her song ‘Are We Alone?’ After meeting Professor Stephen Hawking, Dr Brian May, Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins, and a host of astronauts that walked on the moon, Linda penned her lyrics to reflect the unanswered questions about our universe which are still being explored today.
She says, “We still don’t know for certain our true beginnings, what dark matter is, how black holes end and whether we are alone in the Universe. We do know that the sun gives us the energy we need for life on earth and space exploration, (so there is hope) – but while doing so, we must be aware of looking after our own planet.”
On 15th October, Chip Wars released ‘Don’t Come Undone’.
With ‘Don’t Come Undone’ Chip Wars release the first of their nine singles début album. The band has its home base in Bamberg and Coburg, Germany, but they sound so unique and international that they could come from any metropolis in the world.
The song introduces Laurence, the protagonist, whose story will be told in the upcoming singles. This young man opposes a merciless society, shaped by inequality, subliminal racism and intolerance. The song was written by singer Shamkhal, who authentically has processed his own experiences in the fight against an unjust world, but also against himself. The band implements the story musically and lets us feel the rebellion.
Chip Wars was founded in 2018. Two years later the first single “Of Course” was released, in 2021 the singles “wannabefree” and “The Rooms” followed. The songs were streamed more than 100,000 times on Spotify.
Chip Wars have a website, at linktr.ee/chipwars, which gives all the links to their socials.
Michael Armstrong’s ‘Each Other’s’ Eyes’ was released on 15th October.
Michael Armstrong was born in South London. At around the age of 11 he began to seriously tackle learning the guitar and as soon as he was able to play 3 chords he had written his first song. Once he had mastered the guitar he taught himself to play the piano during Games lessons at school stating “I just couldn’t hack Rugby, not in the cold wet weather”. By 18, he had his own band and performed his original material across the country. But by the age of 23, having toured incessantly, Michael became disillusioned with the music business and joined his father at the family construction company.
In 2011 a string of events suddenly sent Michael on a new but familiar path. Some might call it a mid-life crisis! Coupled with the failing UK economy and a chance encounter with music biz guru Lisa Davies, Michael felt the world of showbiz beckoning him again. He had also amassed some 200 songs that had never been released.
In 2018 Michael released his second album ‘Looking for the World’, and set out on his biggest promotional tour to date. During the USA leg, Michael was invited to spend some time with one of his great musical influences, singer songwriter, Ben Folds. They spent a week together in Ojai, California, where much of what was to become Michael’s third studio album was conceived. Following the promo tour, Michael returned to the UK for a sell-out London show, which was to kick start a full UK and European tour, only to be scuppered by the global pandemic.
Unable to perform and in isolation, Michael set about recording the songs he had written on the West Coast in his home studio and the result, ‘Ojai’, the brand-new album was released on 25th June 2021. ‘Each Other’s Eyes is taken from that album. Plans are afoot to tour the album with his international band in 2022, Covid-19 permitting.
On 15th October Elliot Clayton released ‘Hold Ya’.
British singer songwriter Elliot Clayton presents his new single ‘Hold Ya’; which is available on all streaming platforms.
Elliot, currently based in Cheshire, grew up surrounded by music; citing Michael Jackson, Charlie Puth, and Chris Martin as his greatest inspirations. Through his songs, he aspires to instil happiness and positivity to his listeners just like the greats before him. New single ‘Hold Ya’ does just that, with a catchy melody and lyrics that make anyone who listens feel warm and fuzzy inside. He took inspiration from the relationship he was in at the time, and combined those romantic lyrics with experimental sounds borrowing from different genres to create this pop banger.
Elliot said, “Writing music has become therapy for me, it has allowed me to become much more open with friends and family and it’s something I will continue to do for the rest of my life.”
Nadia Eide has released her new album ‘Reimagined’ That album features her new single, ‘Mad World’, which was released on 15th October.
Classical crossover artist, Nadia Eide is taking the album charts by storm, with her hotly-anticipated new album, ‘Reimagined’ rocketing to the top spot upon its release in September 2021.
Scandinavian-born, coloratura soprano Nadia has already achieved critical acclaim on stage as a versatile opera and musical theatre star, but has her sights set on achieving global success as a classical crossover artist.Nadia’s first single release, ‘Fall On Me’, shot straight to number 1 in the official iTunes classical charts.
Following the success of her on-line concerts during the COVID-19 pandemic, Nadia has announced a nationwide tour where she will be performing tracks from her new album ‘Reimagined’ for the first time. She says, “I am so excited to finally release my album and to be able to perform live again. I can’t wait. I’m passionate about bringing classical music to a wider audience and showing what the future of classical singing could be. I’ve loved working on this album, it’s been such a labour of love and I’m really looking forward to performing these songs later this year.”
All proceeds from her singles are donated to the charity Project Rainbow, an organisation that Nadia set up to support her twin brother who suffers from a severe form of Lupus.
Libera released their new album ‘If’ on 15th October, which features the single ‘Sing For Our World’.
Libera are a phenomenon with over 100 million hits on YouTube. One of the leading worldwide exponents of the British choral tradition, they have recorded a brand-new studio album titled ‘If’. The distinctive sound of Libera has garnered fans all over the world, particularly in the USA, UK, Philippines, South Korea and Japan. Their albums top the mainstream and classical charts, and they pack concert halls and cathedrals, appearing in their trademark flowing white robes.
Lola in Slacks released their début album ‘Moon Moth’ on 22nd October. Luna Moth is the fourth track from the album.
Fronted by petite singer Louise Reid, Lola in Slacks exude the garage swagger of The Velvet Underground spiked with the bold confidence and freedom of Tim Buckley. Having developed her distinctive vocal and performance style playing on the streets and café bars of Paris as a teenager, Reid brings a Piaf-like authority to the group’s noire atmospherics. Their indelible songs are written by Reid and guitarist Brian McFie and brought to life with the help of a stellar line-up featuring Lesley McLaren (drums), Davy Irvin (bass) and Fiona Shannon (keys).
Earlier in the year, Bonnie released ‘Tortured Sweetheart’.
Bonnie, from Switzerland, has released a new single ‘Tortured Sweetheart’. The band line up has changed over the last year and the band name has been shortened to Bonnie.
48 & The Flying Dogs released ‘Daydreaming’ earlier in the year.
‘Daydreaming’ first single to be released from 48 & The Flying Dogs album ‘Best of Better Days’.
The album is the brainchild and labour of love of childhood friends Andy Whiteman and Mark Stone. After a lifetime of procrastination (48 years or so) Andy finally got around to documenting their friendship and lives as well as making their début album. The pair are from England originally but after a lifetimes of adventures, travels, family and fate, Mark is now resident in Australia while Andy lives in Bulgaria.
With contributions from Mark and a plethora of guests from Bulgaria, Ireland, Nigeria and Brazil, the album features songs ranging in style from alternative rock to soulful finger-picked ballads to ambient Talk Talk inspired songs. The album delves into the mysteries of growing up, together and apart while providing beautiful and varied musical backing to the lyrical explorations.
The show is available on MixCloud.
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