Fine tunes from New York, Maidstone (UK), Berlin, Ajaccio and Lille
(France), Irpinia (Italy) and Toronto.
It's unseasonably warm on Suffolk this week, despite what Jessie
says (having arrived in the UK from Ibiza late last night). Today
is, at least, sunny and the colours are getting into gear.
Double or nothing - Kirsten
(NYC, NY, USA)
Kirsten DeHaan is a true jack of all musical trades. Not only is
she a talented singer/songwriter and guitarist, she promotes her
music via her label SirLady Records, does various philanthropic
work for American soldiers in the Middle East, and is a big
proponent of the New York indie music scene. Her latest offering, a
five song EP dubbed Thorns On A
is by far her most mature work to date and is set to
hit the streets later this summer.
A native German/Indianan (her mother emigrated from Germany to
Indiana), Kirsten graduated from college in Texas and moved to New
York just six weeks before the 9/11 attacks. Having composed music
most of her life, DeHaan says she writes based on two tenets: to
deliver goose bumps and to question the status quo. Luckily for us,
her music succeeds in doing both.
Ibiza sunset cam
Shiny Blue - Scott Brunger
(Maidstone, Kent, UK)
"I'm trying to be a folk
songwriter, my lyrics are blunt and to the point and I try to
display as much emotion in my songs as possible. I write about my
Scott Brunger - Acoustic Guitar/Vocals
Jay Brunger - Bass and Backing Vocals
Paul Jobson - Drums
Tony Brunger - Lead Guitar and Backing Vocals.
Wake up Ringtone - Shardik's
More Music from Shardik's Walkman at Indiestore and Last.fm
Bad Tuning - BertycoX
Bertycox est né le 15 fevrier 1978,
il vient donc de déplorer ses 31 ans ..
aimant les activités
dangeureuses , il le paya de son apparance , maintenant presque
totalement robotisé seul son coeur demeure une pièce d'origine .
la musique est évidemment son mode d'expression et sa
Painfully little information on Jamendo but some very enthusiastic
reviews of his numerous Jamendo releases
Be Bop, I gotta get away from you -
Ray Guntrip and Tina May
From their excellent Out of the
album on Jamendo.
Out of the blue
debut CD of a prolific but, until now, little-known British jazz
composer. Well-established on the local jazz scene in his native
Kent, Ray Guntrip has more than two hundred compositions to his
name. Out of the Blue
features the cream of his tunes played by some of the UK’s leading
musicians. The enthusiastic involvement of two influential figures
on the music scene in bringing Ray’s work to a wider audience is
itself a testimony to the quality of the music it celebrates.
catalyst for the project was Gary Barnacle, sometime tenor-sax
player with Tina Turner and Level 42, as well as a host of big-name
bands from Jamiroquai to David Bowie, the Clash and Phil
He was prompted to suggest a recording project after playing a
number of gigs with Ray’s band, Green Machine. Gary also spotted an
additional, and for Ray, unexplored potential: the addition of
An inspired recommendation brought Ray together with Tina
May, a vocalist with an international reputation, whose recent
projects with the legendary pianist Ray Bryant and Bobby Watson,
showcased her skills as both world-class lyricist and singer.
Impressed with the strength of Ray’s compositions, Tina added words
that give an added dimension to the widely contrasting moods of
eighteen of his tunes, nine of which are on this CD, from the
tongue-twisting Be-Bop - I Gotta
Get Away From You!
to the rocking He’s Mr Twister
and anarchic intensity
of Demons Dancing
Them never loves the flowers -
From the album The roots and the
on A Quiet Bump
"Two platinums vinyls, a mixer, a
microphone, the EPS and Atari, the whole coupled with effects a
such digital delay generated the bases of the exploration of
Dub-Roots made in Irpinia. The first Dub tests under the name of
Jambassa take life in the year 2000.
Since then research of the ideal “flow” never stopped, as well
through the scenic experiments into live, year studio with a work
of production where still while passing by collaborations with
musical groups, crew and artists of various musical horizons .
Jambassa proposes a dj-set dub roots between the analogical one and
digital, while dubbant into live the selections of their clean
production accompanied by a skilful dj to the microphone, which
makes it possible their live to be a true performance shared with a
So now you know!
All over the world - Lola
(Germany / Toronto)
The last knockings of Mediterranean summer are encapsulated in Lola
Dutronic's latest double A-side single.
"We divide our time between Berlin
and Toronto. We've put out three albums so far: The World Of Lola
Dutronic, the Grammy Award nominated The Love Parade and our newest
album, Lola Dutronic In Berlin. We've also appeared on several
compilation albums and repackages in Asia and Europe."
Available on iTunes and on CDBaby at:
We are going to electrofunk your ass -
(Lille, France) Jamendo
I just lovce the sheer exuberant energy in this track. It is from
their album Komiks Musik
released just this August.
klemaouche: chant • latino prez: guitare • maximax: platines • rhum
arisk: batterie • stouffi the stouves: chant • fudd:
So many great influences in here with some gorgeous sounds and huge
energy - check their video here or at http://tinyurl.com/yhq4bkl