Izzy’s New Music Emporium – Week 51: 15/06/2022 – Play List

‘Game of Life’ is by MP Grey and features Rudiger.

We’ve previously heard ‘Me & You’ (Week 3, July 2021) and ‘Hunt for Attractions (Week 30, January 2022) by MP Gery and Rudiger

Life is complex and sometimes like a game of chess…

These profound thoughts underlie MP Grey’s new single ‘Game Of Life’. The German producer once again releases a fantastically produced and emotionally catchy song that deals with the serious issues of life. Inner and outer battles, conquests and the protection of one’s own kingdom. MP Grey works skilfully with chess metaphors which can be applied to the lives of each individual. Compete, finish first and get the prize while ruthlessly leaving others behind. Competitive practices have not just been around today; they have been used for hundreds of years.

MP Grey, AKA Martin Polle, once again worked with his congenial musical partner, the exceptional singer Rudiger from LA. He refined the track with his smoky voice that will give you goose bumps.

MP Grey has a website, at mpgrey.net and is on Spotify, SoundCloud, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

 

Gabriel released their single ‘Hounds from Heaven’ on 7th June. (Rock!)

This is the first single from Gabriel’s new album ‘Asmodeus’. The album will be released on July 10th.

‘Asmodeus’ is a compilation of Gabriel’s finest work from across their seven album discography and decade long career. With their continued on-line success, Gabriel takes their unique style back to it’s hard rock and metal roots with a collection of thirteen songs that explore themes of global strife, competition, terrorism, salvation, and the eternal battle between good and evil. ‘Asmodeus’ will be available July 10th in all major online stores

Albert Vinasco, lead guitarist for Gabriel, says “This album came together after a break coinciding with the release of our seventh album, ‘Seven Sins’. Now we felt it was time to release our best work in one album, making our music even more accessible.

Sally Elsey, lead singer for Gabriel added, “We really tried to push ourselves to select what we believe has been our best work over the years, that represents new approaches that take our music out of the norm. This is most evident in songs such as ‘Gabriel’ and ‘Hounds from Heaven’. Our songs usually tell a story through the eyes of different characters, or share a belief about how we see the world, and this album spins some great tales through new melodies and rhythmic approaches.

Gabriel have a website, at gabrielthemusic.com, and are on Facebook, YouTube, AppleMusic and Spotify.

 

On 8th June, Circuit 3 released ‘Overview Effect’.

Dublin synth-pop artist Circuit3 (AKA Peter Fitzpatrick) presents the ‘Overview Effect’. It is a five-track EP, offering a scintillating taster ahead of the artist’s third album ‘Technology For The Youth’. That LP is slated for release on July 15.

Showcasing his distinctive blend of retro-futurist pop music, this EP includes a radio edit and dub version of the title track, featuring tandem vocals with Alessia Turcato, along with remixes by KeX/1 and AnalogueTrash label-mates Vieon. ‘Ariane 5’, the non-album track, is named after the European Space Agency space rocket.

James T. Kirk also went to space in real life. Life imitated art. On his return, William Shatner said “I’m so filled with emotion about what just happened … it’s extraordinary. I hope I never recover, that I can maintain what I feel now. I don’t want to lose it. It’s so much larger than me and life. I am overwhelmed. I had no idea.” Shatner had experienced the overview effect – a cognitive shift caused by the experience of seeing first-hand the reality of the Earth in space.

Peter Fitzpatrick explains, “This effect brings about profound changes in those who have undergone it, changes others should take on board. After observing our planet from space, astronauts feel obliged and responsible for the care of this tiny fragile ball of life, shielded only by a paper-thin atmosphere. The cool rich kids are going to space. It’s all the rage. Maybe we should protect what’s left of this planet before playing space tourists? The universe isn’t going anywhere. The earth certainly is. Our house is on fire. Won’t someone please tell the cool rich kids?

Circuit3 have a website, at circuit3.com, and are on Bandcamp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Soundcloud, YouTube, Spotify and Apple Music.

 

Nigel Hinds released ‘Ghostin’’ yesterday (June 14th).

Having already showcased himself as a rich and passionate artist on a flurry of glittering singles, emerging singer Nigel Hinds is back on the grind once again with his powerful new release ‘Ghostin’’. It is from his 12 track Mix-tape ‘Damian’, which came out on 14th June.

Speaking about the new track, Nigel said, “‘Ghostin’ was written based on a personal experience that I went through. I have been the one to ghost and I have also been ghosted. I thought this would be something a lot of listeners could relate to as we have all experienced this at some point in our lives.

Nigel is on Instagram, Spotify and TikTok.

 

Braidwood have released their new single ‘Sunshineland’.

‘Sunshineland is from their third album, ‘Obstacle Illusion’. We have heard from Braidwood before – ‘Down Along the Road’ (Week 37, March 2022) and ‘Cat’s Got Your Tongue (Week 21, November 2021), both of which came from their previous album ‘Second Cacophony’.

Braidwood is from Vancouver, and brings 40 years of musical experience to the table. Like a perfectly aged wine, his songs have mellowed into fine & fun, highly melodic pieces of classic-style pop rock ready to pour. As a singer-songwriter, Braidwood’s songs fall within the classic pop rock genre, but stylistically, they’re pretty varied — a little bit of something for everyone.

Braidwood has a website at braidwoodsongs.com.

 

‘The Light Returns – A Solstice Song for Lowestoft’ by the John Ward will open the First Light Festival on 18th June (next Saturday).

During lock-down in 2020, Lowestoft songwriter and musician, First Light asked John Ward to write a song for the festival, to celebrate Lowestoft and the Solstice. The song John created is ‘The Light Returns’. It is an uplifting anthem which, in 4 minutes 30 seconds, sweeps a light across the history of the town and looks to its future with a rousing chorus. Recorded, with a video, in Pakefield Church for the 2020 Winter Solstice, the song was released on social media and as a single on all major streaming platforms. But due to COVID, there has been no opportunity for the full live treatment that was intended for the song. But a performance of ‘The Light Returns’ will open this year’s First Light festival at 12 noon on the Sunlight Stage on Lowestoft South Beach.

The John Ward has a website, at johnward.org.uk, and is on Spotify, AppleMusic  and Twitter.

 

Fusion X will be releasing ‘Mighty High’ on 17th June.

Fusion X is the collective name for a project-based collaboration in the Netherlands. It is a group of artists who normally make very different music. The artists of Fusion X work together to create pop songs in the same vein as tongue in cheek numbers such as ‘Barbie Girl’. The music industry has become a very serious place of late so Fusion X want to bring back some fun in these troubled times we currently live in. With Eurovision just around the corner, what better time to release some unashamedly good time pop!

Fusion X are on AppleMusic, Facebook, Spotify and YouTube.

 

Yellow Days released ‘Slow Dance and Romance’ earlier this year.

Yellow Days, the musical project of London’s George Van Den Broek, announces his new EP ‘Slow Dance & Romance’. Across its five tracks, ‘Slow Dance & Romance’ opens a new musical chapter for George. It is the first offering in a series of new music slated for release from Yellow Days this year. The EP is a pink-hued, smooth soul soundtrack exploring the ebbs and flows of falling in love.

Yellow Days has a website, at yellowdayss.com, and is on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

On 17th June, Blind Season will release ‘Wine and Hair Dye’.

Rock and Roll and turbulent relationships have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time. The origins of Blind Season are no different. Beginning with a rag tag group only forming through the means of owning instruments, and an evening involving the smashing of a mutual friend’s car! Blind Season had undergone 5 different incarnations. Then Shane Sigro, the founding guitarist, faced with the ultimate decision between succumbing to normalcy or proving the previous members wrong. Choosing the latter, Sigro doubled down by taking vocal lessons and penning the new music. That would breathe life into the new era of Blind Season.

Blind Season’s début album is an ode to loneliness and toxicity. With the current questionable climate there’s no doubt that this album will find its proper home and become a sign of the times. New single ‘Wine & Hair Dye’ is taken from the début album.

Blind Season are on Facebook, Spotify and YouTube.

 

Earlier this year, Paul Etterlin released ‘Secrets’.

‘Secrets’ was recorded for 3D/Dolby Atmos which is the new immersive experience featured on Apple Music amongst others. ‘Secrets’ is a teaser for the forthcoming album. It is a song that reflects what Paul’s fans love about his music: honest, catchy and straightforward songs.

Paul has a website, at pauletterlin.com, and is on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, iTunes and Spotify.

 

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