March 9, 2015 by Robb Powell
Just like every other day, #MusicMonday comes around again quicker and quicker every week it seems. Yet ever is there new and indeed old music to share. Not just on Mondays either but every day. While on this three blog roll why not collect together some more marvellous music for #MusicMonday was my thought this Saturday gone. So here it is. Enjoy, share and if you like something please buy and support these wonderful musicians.
THE SLOW READERS CLUB
I SAW A GHOST
In preparation of the release of new album Cavalcade, The Slow Readers Club are releasing new single I Saw A Ghost on March 30th. I expected nothing less than the utmost quality from this marvellous Manchester band I’ve been following for three years now. Time flies when you’re having fun they say, as it does when the music is this amazing!
Expect the usual huge expansive sound to totally mesmerise and occupy every fibre of your being. Top stuff!
I did share this in the Soundcloud Sunday post yes, but as it is released today on top of it being such an awesome kickass tune, it deserves its place here without any doubt. The sound is big so fasten yourself in and prepare to soar to lofty heights courtesy of some of the best atmospheric Britpop out there today. Just one request from me, more please lads. iTunes link >>here<<.
THE F SPOT FEMMES FATALES
Folkstock Records goes from strength to strength thanks to the tireless efforts of its incredible founder Helen Meissner and all involved with the Folkstock Arts Foundation. Yesterday saw the release of a wonderful collection of songs gathered together from ten outstanding female folk musicians in support of International Women’s Day. The F Spot Femmes Fatales hits every single musical high you can imagine across the acoustic and folk spectrum. And let’s face it there are a lot of them. From the the opening track You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are by the indomitable Peggy Seeger to the mesmerising Maz O’Connor‘s The Mississippi Woman by way of serene thought provoking songs from Folkstock’s own Kelly Oliver, Kaity Rae, Zoe Wren and more besides, this is an album you need in your collection.
It was such a deightful night of quality live music I experienced a few Friday’s ago thanks to Fabian Holland and Fred Claridge. This is another musician releasing a new album on April 27th to be precise. You can pre-order a signed copy if you click >>here<<.
FIFTY SHADES OF BLUE
On the same label as Fabian, Blair Dunlop releases a third single from last year’s superb acclaimed album House of Jacks. Fifty Shades of Blue comes out on April 13th and just so you don’t forget with Easter sandwiched in between now and then why not go pre-order it right >>here<< right >>now<<.
LAST OF THE HOBO KINGS
I’ve made no secret of the fact this has to be one of my all-time favourite songs, ever. It just has everything a song should. It connects with me on a really deep level. The story Mary tells over its course is so rich you can smell the trains, the tracks, the hot dry earth baking in the heat.
Yes, another song from Daveit Ferris too after the superb Love Is Like A Drug for Soundcloud Sunday. With such a huge mission like 365 Sparks where a new original song is being written, recorded and shared every single day throughout 2015 it needs sharing, exposure and well, the marvellousness of the music really speaks for itself.
The impetus for this project follows something that we hope will never happen to us, a near-death experience. That said, it is when reading or hearing about such experiences of others and what they do to change their life for the better in the aftermath that can be just as forceful in helping others to make the right kind of positive changes.
Without getting too deep and personal here, I feel I need something to really shake things up, big time and yet I have been just waiting….waiting…..and waiting for it. If I keep that up then I will be waiting on the edge of forever for…nothing. Seize the day might be an old proverb but it speaks truth.
ACOUSTIC RADIO GA GA COVER
This popped up in my Facebook feed late Saturday night and I absolutely love it. What a wonder it would be to see the original Queen line-up perform a full acoustic set. This is the next best thing thanks to the terrific talents of Tom Mitchell.