Monday, 14 May 2012

Music Mondays

Well then, I guess it's time for another Music Monday!

I get pretty excited for these each week, I also love reading comments from people thanking me for introducing them to new music so here goes, here's to hoping this week I can bring your Itunes a few nice additions.

1. Lucy Rose - 'Red Face'

Firstly, let me introduce you to an exceptional English singer/songwriter from Warwickshire who goes by the name of Lucy Rose. Having previously lent her vocal talents to Bombay Bicycle Club hits and toured with the likes of Noah and The Whale, it’s safe to say, Lucy Rose has definitely found her forte. Lucy currently has three singles out: 'Middle of the Bed', 'Red Face' and 'Scar', with Vogue magazine stating she is “one of indie music’s breakout stars of 2012”.With enchanting, echoey vocals, this song is sure to leave you feel relaxed and dreamy, enjoy.

2. Benjamin Francis Leftwich - 'Atlas Hands'

From an early age, this young singer songwriter hailing from York was sporting a guitar, with musical inspiration from the likes of Nina Simone, Bob Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Benjamin Francis Leftwich majestic debut album was released in July 2011, titled ‘Last Smoke Before The Snowstorm.’ Receiving support from the likes of Fearne Cotton, his whispered, delicate vocals and soft acoustic guitar chords are reminiscent of the likes of Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes.

3. Ryan Keen - 'Focus'

Hailing from South Devon this talented singer songwriter is an artist not to be missed. Ryan Keen has an incredibly unique talent, combining emotional lyrics, hearty vocals and exceptional rhythmic guitar abilities.
Having received support from BBC Radio1s Zane Lowe, it's clear to see the future is looking positively bright for Ryan. Having toured with Ed Sheeran and following the release of two EP's, there iscertainly a hype surrounding this new talent.

4. Jamie Woon - 'Waterfront'

English born singer songwriter and producer signed to the Universal Music Group, Polydor. Having attended the prestigious Brit School, Woon landed the dream support slot for late Amy Winehouse. Following this, in 2007 he independently released his exceptional EP, ‘Wayfaring Stranger’.

However it was the release of his single ‘Night Air’ in 2010, to which Woon received widespread recognition and acclaim. His debut album, ‘Mirrorwriting’ was released in April 2011 via. Polydor Records and  is one I highly recommend. His soul infected vocals and use of backing samplers, guitar and programming are nothing short of genius.

5. The Civil Wars - 'Billie Jean' (Cover)

And saving the best 'til last. The Civil Wars: consisting of John Paul White & Joy Williams, it's hard to believe the pair only met during a Nashville songwriting camp in 2008. Being in a duo was never something Williams set out to do, that's until she met John Paul.

For whatever reason, the sublime duo explain, when their voices come together it becomes something they could not do alone, something much bigger than that. Every song, every lyric, every chord. It's quite clear to see they are each others opposites in everyway resulting in a magical outcome when they share the stage.
"It's much more than 1 + 1 = 2; It's simply meant to be"

Hope you've enjoyed!

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