The subtle quirk of that off-kilter twang, the marching rhythm, the contemporary references, the rise and fall dynamic of the verse lines – everything plays its part and resolves in a brilliantly comforting way
Prior to the release of his brand new album The Past (Romanticized), we were gifted the opportunity to talk in depth with long-time songwriter and artist D.K. Lyons. We discuss the new project, his journey so far as a musician, developing guitar skills, the effects of the pandemic, and plenty more. Here’s how it went. … Continued
Each track has its own setting, its own mood, memories, and associated images. To transform these visual musings into music is a wonderful thing.
Guitarist and songwriter Marlock emerges this summer with a softly soulful, smooth yet emotionally gritty new single, which rises up from delicacy to brightness in a brilliantly powerful way.
Instead of only seeing the struggle in life, the burned bridges and mistakes, you can start to see things as part of the process, as just one part of a bigger picture. The song represents this concepts beautifully.
A chaotically whirling Western tune, designed to get those knees up and the whole crowd dancing – lost entirely in the raw energy of the performance – Been Bad For Me is a uniquely impressive blend of country-rock and blues that’s quick to leave its mark.
Ever-emotive songwriters By Small Ruin get all the more intimate and contemplative with this classically warm, country-pop look at long-distance love.
Immediately setting the right kind of mood for this artwork and this title concept, Lost Platypus’ single Stranded trickles into the room with an acoustic guitar strum and some jazz-kissed flickers of solo, creating a perfectly beach-side vibe from the offset.
Chemicals kick things off, presenting a fast-acting power-chord progression, raw drums and an equally raw vocal line that lays bare a deeply reflective, poetic string of lyrics.
“Comparing short term to long term can help to put things into perspective. For example, we could be in quarantine for a total of a year depending on the circumstances – But we could all be somewhere completely different in 5 years, so why not use this time to think, plan, and prepare for that where possible?”
Blending the vocal depth and relatable purity of Elbow, with the subtle progression and swagger of a driving ballad, Little House offers soulful melodies and powerful, emotive instrumentation – increasingly so as it makes it way through this post-four-minute journey.
Inspired by current events, prompted by isolation and motivated by a clear need for change and progression, Normal tackles the very systems we have in place, and questions when regular life will rightly become about love above all else.