Shape Of It
TBR: 2nd December
Ourielle Auvé moved to Montreal from France at the age of sixteen. It didn't take Ouri long to find herself in the right crowd as she began working on DJ sets among the city's lively rave scene. Her dreams of writing her own music never faded and with new abilities in electronic production, Ouri found new ways to write. Soon, her talents were spotted and Ouri was given entry to the Red Bull Music Academy's Montreal Bass Camp. From here she's already released two EPs and been featured on a highly sought-after compilation album. This new release defines another chapter as it begins, and showcases Ouri's harp and cello work alongside her beautiful voice.
With a synaesthetic flow of tone, Ouri begins her song with a clear and intimate voice. Cello builds behind in strokes of passionate reverb that chatter with human tension. The voice builds with layers of harmony and poetic verse as harp notes begin to dance in rainy courtyards. Cello adds a rhythmic yet emotive allure as the harp sprinkles a playful notary. The cello then escapes into a wide open orchestration of harmony and scale in which we admire the sheer level of sonic delivery on offer.
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Promenade Firework Show
Using an 80s dream and a drum-machine, alt-rock familiar face Mark Duggan has created a brilliant new number. With fantastic layering of jammed in rock n roll guitars and a retrotastic rhythm, Promenade Firework Show is about to be released on all channels. The artist takes inspiration from key icons in the field such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Bruce Springsteen (follow the links for eBay goodness). A manic attitude surrounds this artist with a punchy energy that always delivers.
It begins with a huge wall of guitar and voice, backed up by fun and lively drumming. As the verse settles down, a twiddly guitar lick fills the void with an expert skill. Reverb on the voice gives a wobble effect which shimmers with a back-in-the-day feel. Simple chords progress one by one in smashing passages of uplifting rockabilly and soul. A fun and choppy progression keeps the ball in the air as each bar moves gently into the beachy and epic dynamic.
Promenade Firework Show is so far unreleased however you will find it soon by Following the artist.
You can find Mark Duggan on Soundcloud
Chasing Down The Fame
Ireland's prominent electronic music scene is given a boost with this latest single from electro-pop diva Pastiche. The song looks at obtaining fame as an adventure an artist must undertake. Gathering attention and importance in relevant ways is usually dependent on outside circumstances, and often we look for happy accidents that make us stand out.
It begins with a snug vibration from a vinyl recording. Pastiche begins singing to the sound of euphoric synthesiser. Powerful and emotive words span several notes on courageous scales that seem so easy for her. A throbbing bass enters as the song builds into new layers. Harmonising tones and smashing breaks throw us into a realm of pure feeling as easy to remember words call out in moreish bars.
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Shaw Davies & The Black Ties
Mamma Told Me
Already well established and making headlines in his genre, roots and blues artist Shaw Davies is here with a brand new single. Working with the steady hands behind The Black Ties, Shaw Davies is able to express his music in new dimensions. Before the lockdown forced live musicians to stay at home, Shaw Davies was raising all the right energy with shows across the USA. It's important for Shaw Davies to keep the traditional blues rock format going strong, and by releasing original sounds in the genre, he is making his dream come true.
It opens with a dirty blues guitar that dances in up-beat pentatonic minor compositions. A thrashy riff blurts out as drums keep perfect time. Notes and percussion hit the same spots as shredding meets fretboard athleticism. Husky and rough vocals sing in pacey and sectioned snippets of poetry and as the chorus revs up into another gear, harmony with guitar and rhythm unison bring a punchy delivery. Exquisite guitar sounds rage across steady and metered band-work that holds the frantic energy down to the ground.
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The Maltese super-group that are taking the world piece by piece are helping themselves to another portion. This fantastic new number, following on from the line somewhere between The Killers, Kings of Leon, and Mumford and Sons, (follow the links for eBay swag) once again puts their name on the headline. Airport Impressions return to Alternative Fruit as we review their latest single, Light Years.
A sunny guitar begins with a wavery sensation before a thumping bass flows into the pace. Finger clicks and heavy drumming frames a melodic verse line filled with emotional character. An 80s style rhythm built from synthesisers adds an ethereal quality to the guitar and bass led rock-song. As the chorus rises, extra energy is pumped into the mix as snare and harmonising layers fill the space. A synth-wave and nostalgic effect gathers momentum as lyrics about love and emotion break like eggs over the snapping percussion.
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You Can't Wish A Good Guy Away
Fresh from the music press at Royale Music/INgrooves comes the latest single from award-winning Colin Clyne. Famous for his emotional clarity, this Aberdeen based singer-songwriter once again brings us music for the open heart. Billed as a song of defiance, standing proud against the detractors, You Can't Wish A Good Guy Away takes original melodies and lyrics with musical inspiration taken from Bob Dylan (eBay).
It opens with a folk party sound of mouth-organ and quick strumming guitar. Colin Clyne opens the song with a poetic and husky verse delivery that bounces from the rolling rhythms. As the progression moves, more melody and floor stomping beats bump up the music and lift the energy higher. Fun, lively, and folk inspired melodies wrap around the bars like snugly tied ribbons of character.
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Nashville In Heaven
London's very own country star Aoise, which is pronounced Eesha, is ready with her latest radio single. Nashville In Heaven pays homage to the all American country institution that carries the name of its birth home. Before the lockdown, Aoise had enjoyed several top-rated performances in London, Nashville, and Montana. Taking her sound to the place of its spiritual birth was a real test for the affectivity of her song-writing and with new fans made at each show, it's clear the music passes every time. Fans of Wolf Alice will have definitely heard Aoise before, as the pair worked together to raise money for charity.
With gentle guitar that plucks and strums in a buoyant progression, the music unrolls like a red carpet. Aoise begins her words, the homely country delivery sits neatly on pitch-perfect delivery and introspective poetry. As the song gathers momentum, slide guitar wails in unison with the melody as rhythm gradually asserts itself in the pulse of the chord guitar. This song is a gorgeous love song that spirals with feelings and wanderlust. Piano emerges along with drums, a bass section lifts the song into foundations prepared for longevity.
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I Can Get You Out Of This
We're thrilled to feature Honas in Alternative Fruit today. Spotify stats show us in no doubt that Honas is someone to watch as the hit counter continues to grow into the millions. The song is written for those we know who may be having trouble with their mental health. By writing in a folk style that reaches into the heart, Honas brings us soundtracks from his home in Ireland.
It begins with picked guitar that wanders around chords and scale. Honas begins singing, his close up vocals whisper tuneful supporting lines. It's a mellow and smooth number at first, atmospheric sounds build behind the skipping guitar and soon a rhythm begins to penetrate the tempo. A sudden flush of sound brings the music up to the higher gear. More drums pound a smooth and bass-laden percussion section as sunny sounds shimmer and flux behind Honas as he spells out his message.
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Today's artist is from Paris and already has 11 albums out there. The radio is no stranger to Bantunani and his performances are well-known locally and beyond. His proficiently penned afrofunk sound and intellectual lyrics work in unison to deliver brilliant and memorable music.
It opens with a great snappy rhythm that's joined by alto-sax and deep chunky bass. Bantunani begins singing, his voice drifts in flowing lines of melodic charm. A story unfolds to the sound of groovy beats and melodic harmony. A funky vibe shimmers like sunlight bouncing from the warm and reflective surface. Easy listening and complexity work hand in hand to build an inventive and smooth number full of little surprises.
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It was MTV that first introduced today's artist to the world of music. When she was only three years old, young ARIA became fascinated with Britney Spears (eBay swag). The song, Hit Me Baby, One More Time was the foundation stone for ARIA's love of singing and performing. Now all grown up, she's continued her pop music direction every step of the way. Taking guitar and vocal lessons while at school in Ottawa and then moving to Toronto and into the industry, ARIA is known for her enchanting delivery.
This Boy opens on a smooth chord from a synthesiser. Melody gusts in draughty phrases as a rhythm joins the incline. ARIA begins the song and her voice pours like syrup across the gradually progressing bars. Short rhythmic sections burst into drums which shower us in percussive power as ARIA reaches the vocal climax with a chorus. An RnB inspired melody rocks like a cradle as the beats shift from bar to bar. A sleek and seductive number with emotional clarity draws a map of womanly feelings.
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