World Of Ours
TBR: 29th Jan
Originally from the East coast of America, Parabola West joined London based trip-hop group Dreamfield at the age of 21. When the band unfortunately split, Parabola decided to make a fresh start. Relocating to New Zealand, this talented and spirited artist has since been working hard. Music never went away, and now we get to listen with eager ears to what Parabola West has recently produced.
A solemn and melodic piano phrase opens the song. Folky sensations glisten as Parabola West enters like a rising sun. Keyboards hum and harmonise as the piano grows in motion to bring out new dimensions. Then, as the vocal continues, a drum-beat enters that grasps the fluid and silky sounds into complimenting stitches. Layering builds the emotional journey into further progression as the smooth and beautifully melodious composition gently flows around us like affectionate arms.
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It's A Heartache
Indiraa is back from a musical hiatus. The three times Top 10 US and UK charting performer returns with a brilliant version of the classic 70s hit. Reworked for the modern listener and boosted with the fantastic voice of Indiraa, this catchy and memorable tune gets another workout in 2021.
With springy tones, a plucked melody unveils. Indiraa begins to sing, her vocal wavers in a retro effect as echo and reverb warm the entire song. Familiar notes spill out in the well-known melody. Rhythm enters, the voice builds with harmony, and the progression reaches into a slow dance. More instruments add their timbre, a layering of strings and chord add liquor to the punch as smooth lead guitar wails in meaningful and emotionally challenging passages.
Never Got The Chance To Say Goodbye
Creative And Dreams Music
Welcome to 2021 Alternative Fruit fans, today we're bringing you the wholesome and impressive music of John Carr. A career musician, with many hours of stage time behind him, John Carr has worked with names like Elton John, Leo Sayer, Mike and the Mechanics, and Elkie Brooks (follow the links for signed stuff). John Carr is usually found in his band Brand A, however after much headway made, John Carr is making solo sounds too. His latest song, Never Got The Chance To Say Goodbye, is a message to his friend who sadly died of Covid-19 after they went skiing together.
The video opens with a dedication to all the victims of Covid-19. A smooth and sorrowful guitar plucks a bluesy melody across ethereal keyboards. The story begins, a feeling of grief washes across the boundless atmosphere. Not being able to see those who need us the most takes its toll on both sides. It's a sad song that no-doubt hits home for millions around the world who have lost a dear one through this disastrous disease. Coming to terms with sadness is never easy, and blaming the self for not doing what hindsight reminds us can be a hurdle even Daley Thompson stumbles over. This simple and heartfelt song spins a beautiful story of feeling, compassion, and regret.
Find out more about John Carr on Creative and Dreams
Today's artist is Young Error, spelled with a v instead of the ou, and he hails from the British Middlesex music scene. We can all relate to young errors, often repeating behaviour seen elsewhere gets us in trouble. We get treated in certain ways by our friends and surrounding adults then we repeat those ways with other people, thinking they're normal and acceptable. We're often wrong because we didn't realise how our actions would be perceived or how they would affect future actions. Yvngerror is already on over a dozen mainstream Spotify playlists and is recognised the nation over as a new and strong indie talent.
It starts with warm and chunky guitar chords that resonate in mellow chambers. A smooth, laid-back rhythm opens through with bass and snare pulsing a steady jive. The lyrics begin, a clear British accent penetrates the psyche, we're brought back to songs by Blur, Oasis, and Chumbawumba. The music sleekly moves from phrase to phrase with lashings of distortion that shines as if bouncing pure rays of sunshine. The song is about the story of our lives, where we are moving between dreamy days and clarity in a seemingly endless pendulum swing. Welcome to Britain.
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Fears - Tonnta | Alternative Fruit
Out 15th December
We are taking a look at this new music video by Irish composer Fears. Otherwise known as Constance Keane, Fears makes use of acutely designed electronics as well as live instruments. Her music reaches beyond the stave and into the realm of visual, which is where the true artistic magic can be found. The mixing of the unique music with visuals that cast enchantment and dream forms an experience that shudders with insight.
A resonant guitar sound plucks notes from silent room-space shortly before Fears begins the song. Drums then burst in, with neat jabs on snare and kick. The mysterious melody casually moves with alluring poise across piano tones and repeating guitar. Slow-moving and sensual evocation brims over the glowing cauldron of sound. Beautiful vocals and imaginative composition form dreamy bubbles of image and sensation before the track disappears.
You can find Tonnta by Fears on Bandacamp
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With the expert help of director Reda Lahmouid and editor Medhi Gribi, Rime Salmi brings us a freshly recorded version of this classic Warda song. The video is the showstopper, as the music and visual combine to bring us an entertaining journey. Bumped up in a big way by a professional dance trio, Rime Salmi brings home her own feelings on this iconic track. This Moroccan-Canadian artist is drawing on talent from the Canadian LGBTQ+ community with her dancers, who bring a glitzy and vibrant delivery and style. Her message is clear, it says Arab LGBTQ+ people are real and they have their own sense of identity.
On a synthesiser melody, classical tones spill like shining waters over a distant landscape. Ethnic sounds and catchy drumming frame a unique sounding composition. A hip-hop element mixes perfectly with Moroccan style instrumentation and scale. Rime Salmi begins her song and her voice shines from a smiling mouth. She's clearly enjoying his performance as the sleek, sensual energy of the music drifts in familiar lines and tune.
You can find Rime Salmi on Spotify
Bianca Alana is Manchester's latest rising-star with a strong musical background. Her dad is a world-class music manager and although independent, Bianca Alana no-doubt holds many nuggets of industry wisdom. Bianca Alana spent 3 years in the United States where she went into modelling, singing, and acting. Now she's back at home with a mission to make music, Bianca Alana is ready with her latest radio single.
The music opens with a steep rise in volume as rhythm and guitar opens like a rose. Bianca Alana begins singing as bass and drums add new vibrancies. The music progresses and energy rises notch by notch as each bar passes eloquently by. A drop in pressure marks a new chapter and the song moves to face another direction. The drums begin pounding on the snare with fills which rumble with invigorating sounds. Then, a harmonising chorus bursts out, vocal layers bounce from wall to wall tone and rhythm. The song is about impossible people pretending to be much more than they really are, and also maybe those who simply are yet to grow into their given shoe size.
You can visit Bianca Alana online
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Close Eyes, Deep Breath, Run EP
Out 11th December
Fresh off the presses, the debut Fires EP is finally here and ready for you to enjoy. This Irish group of independent and hard-working musicians have put together a release which includes their three highly-acclaimed singles, Dream, Forgotten Sons, and All For This. Inspired by bands such as Slaves, Rise Against, and Fightstar, Fires write songs with deep and meaningful content. Having been described as intelligent and selective, it's clear this band are headed for great things.
It starts with Fizzy Lifting Drinks. A swish of vibrant guitar forms bubbling tones around sweeping synthesiser sounds. String melody begins to dance in ribbon-like patters in gusty drafts. Then, a vocal sample creates a distinctive post-rock atmosphere. An anger rises, a horrible voice begins ranting the listener, forgetting all sense of courtesy. The guitar rages and drums pound as the emotions topple like spilled Jenga towers. The human spirit is set ablaze in a fire of animalistic passion.
Next, a guitar riff smashes into the silence left behind. A rock beat slams in with frantic distortions as lyrics attempt to plead for understanding. I am not a monster to the sound of anger and rage in the music creates a paradox we are asked to appreciate. I will not survive this, apparently. Sounds pretty terrifying. The true colours are revealed as the song says yes, I am a monster. The guitar pounds on with drums smashing fills at every open opportunity. A repeating melody evolves with progressive bars that drive a heavy-metal edge with cutting delivery. All For This bangs on the door and demands to be let in.
Track three starts with a guitar lick that flowers into abstract gardens of distortion and blues. It settles on the horizon and just above the biosphere the blue touches green and here the song begins its story. A manic angst in the words is framed by fast progressions that chop and swivel on rock n roll pivots. We know this fire inside is burning us and those around us, maybe? We're suddenly alerted to the fact that justice is relative and we are not the centre. A slower and more tuneful selection of compositions in Change Your Mind create memorable structure that we can groove with.
Strange sounds build up from mysterious zones as science-fiction style feels wash across the intro of Dream. Deep and melodic vocals deliver a syrupy liquid sensation before howling guitar bursts into action. Sloping melodies create an avalanche that builds and shakes before breaking away from its friction and sliding down the mountain. Keyboard fills suddenly span outward in arpeggio-like reaches of scaled melody. Chords chug and resound in neat lines until close.
A breezy guitar riff with full-on blues and rock swagger opens the penultimate number. Frantic chord strikes in a punky rhythm open the verse as lyrics punch the air with their words. Forgotten Sons grabs at branches of frustration in order to lift up and overcome turbulence and turmoil. The epic desire to succeed elevates the will and empowers a forward direction to be worth remembering. Choppy riffs and rolling drums curdle and coil as the music keeps up with the bouncing crowd.
To finish, powerful chords crash along a simple rhythm as lyrics implore us to rise and meet our challenges. A Life Worth Living offers us a new direction and a place to be content with who we are. Do we take it or do we find more meaning in being meaningless and transient.
This album sounds like a progressive soundtrack for learning to handle anger once we become full-sized adults. It begins with an outburst and finishes on tempered and well-manicured focus that ultimately is an evolution of emotion.
You can listen to Fires on Spotify
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Waiting For Christmas
Let's go to London because alternative rockers The Kut are paying homage to the Red Cross. Raising money for this poverty beating charity that provides medicine and welfare for those without means to provide their own, Waiting For Christmas will give all sales revenue and streaming royalty towards this great cause. This means you should automatically be ready to buy your copy and put it on repeat on Spotify. Grunge, rock n roll, and iconism combine to bring this top-rated band to hungry crowds.
Piano and drums open the music as vocalist Princess Maha begins the song. A sweet and slow introduction brings us to an intimate sensation with the band. Lyrics ask about the meaning behind today's situations. The chorus boils over like a covered pan, effervescent tones shimmer and rise like vapours as harmonies and power drift into the words. A sombre yet hopeful feeling is knitted into this red and green pullover of sound. Bells and bass frame the high end while ASMR euphoria shudders with each passing bar.
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Christmas Gave Me You
Let's begin Christmas with a bit of glamour and take a listen to Aria's latest single. With a seductive gift costume and a title that gives you goosebumps, it's bound to be a hit with all her fans. As we mentioned in our previous write-up, Aria was inspired by artists like Britney Spears and began making her own music as a child. Now she's grown up, she has a partnership with prolific hit machine Norm Sabourin. Together, Aria is able to create and perform her best ever material.
The music begins with an upbeat rhythm and keyboards that frame guitar. Aria starts to sing, her voice casually gallivants the scales with perfection. A catchy melody builds as the drums build with bass and snare. The music sways with a smooth and laid-back attitude while a verse to chorus progression builds and falls in exquisitely manicured bars.
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