One of Bentley Records’ newest artists Katherine Appello emerges with a six-track album of unique instances of story-telling amidst an ongoing, engaging, delicate and distant soundscape.
Impressive, enjoyable from start to finish. It’s so great to have music play that feels ‘Christmassy’ but that isn’t compiled of the same two-dozen songs we hear every year.
Bolder Range Operators give a timeless winter classic a smooth jazz makeover and a whole new organic groove with this release.
A fine balance between professionalism, passion and creativity makes the song feel completely new but also easily memorable in the way that any lasting Christmas hit should be.
With explosive, soulful guitar solos, and that punk-signature humor laced in the lyrics – this is bound to be your new Noel jam. It becomes evident in every corner of this offering that PMKS is not some new ‘in the moment’ flavor of the week, but a seasoned & battle-hardened band offering licks & lyrics alike that contend with the rock gods of generations past.
There’s a familiarity in this style of seasonal writing, for sure, but melodically and indeed vocally there’s something enjoyably fresh about this new release. It fits the mold of the moment well yet it also presents an alternative option for those who’ve grown tired of the same old repeated classics.
The song’s hook is beautifully upbeat yet miserable at the very same time, it uplifts with that hit of reality & the sudden musical brightness. Linda Tourje keeps things real & this song is quickly becoming a personal favourite as Christmas draws nearer.
With the support of the band Stevie and the Snowflakes, who helped bring the idea to life, I Believe In Christmas is a pop-rock offering that introduces a refreshing and upbeat new sound this Christmas – whilst still reminding us of all the things we generally love about this time of year.
If you’re searching for a playlist this winter that feels seasonal – brings warmth, calm, togetherness – but that doesn’t quite line up with the big-band, vocal-driven feel of the majority of releases, Winter Romance is easily worth a look.
A stunning album, a pleasure to have play for you and a refreshing take on Christmas music that embraces the listener in a subtle but magnificent manner. Absolutely worth downloading either for yourself or a loved one this Christmas.
P.M.K.S have crafted this one with care. As far as Christmas songs go, this is undoubtedly one of the more easy to access, humble, enjoyable releases to date.
One by one I found traditional songs that I thought worked well with my solo piano arrangements. Those are the ten songs that ended up on Toyland.