Month: November 2017

Music Review – “You’re Gonna Get Lucky” by Jim McGee and Mandy Johnson

From the album – The Lion And The Fox You’re Gonna Get Lucky is a beautiful, acoustic-style track about finding peace in with each other through exposing yourself as you really are. Being yourself around the ones closest to you. The songwriting techniques used in this song are professional, perfect for the genre and give the song depth and feeling. Adding and retracting instruments in certain sections brought light to the peaceful chorus sections (not to mention that chord at the end… but i’ll get to that!) and allowed the verses and middle 8th some room to breathe. The production quality...

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Music Review – “Wiped Out” by Strange Theories

“Wiped Out” Wiped Out by Strange Theories is a track that has been labelled purely and simply as “Rock”. Although this is absolutely correct, I’ve mentioned the importance of further narrowing down your musical genre in another one of my previous blogs. It helps to define you as a artist/band without the potential fans even needing to hear you (also a great way to drive in potential superfans!). With this being said, I would immediately narrow the genre of this track to at least “Modern Art Rock”. MODERN… The “Modern” part comes from the production, composition techniques and the lead vocal style. The production is...

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Music Review – “Morning” by After Alice

Youtube Facebook Twitter Instagram       “Morning” from the Memories album Instantly, you can hear 90s grunge! They’re quickly apparent in After Alice‘s Morning, the first track from their Memories album. I can certainly hear the Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder influences, which is a breath of fresh air in our ever-changing industry of Rock Music! Of course, the style of the vocalist doesn’t sound completely the same as the likes of Pearl Jam. From what I can hear, it’s a really great sounding, natural voice. By “natural”, I mean it sounds as though there are very few effects on the lead vocals and yet they...

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Music Review – The Ballad Of A Keg Heart by Timi Alexander

The Ballad Of A Keg Heart Timi Alexander has produced a beautiful piece this music, which is basically bare emotion, out on display. To put a genre label onto it, I would have to say “story-telling” and of course “ballad”. The music video encompasses the emotional atmosphere of the lyrical content perfectly, in a dramatic home-video style setting. So too does the music, which almost plays a more important role than the lyrics in setting the scene. It offers a constant, slow, drifting feel which plays on the theme of the song really effectively. The first two lines of lyrics sound like a...

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Music Review – “Little Johnny” by Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders

“Little Johnny” Little Johnny, from the 2017 album “Greenbah”, is the peak of slow-rock. It almost qualifies as a “ballad”. I mean, the way the bass and the drums drive the track from start to finish is nothing short of professional standard too. As many of you know from a lot of my previous music/artist reviews, I do tend to lean quite heavily on the quality of the rhythmic aspect. Billy Roberts and the Rough Riders make it sound easy. As all musicians know all too well, it’s so easy to slightly slip out of time, even for the best. The drummer...

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