New Year Ninety 2017 – 60 to 51

The Readers’ choice for the New Year Ninety – breaking in 2017 with the best emerging musicians of 2016 –  the section from 60 to 51.

King Neptune - New Year Ninety 2017

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60. To Kill A King (England)

To Kill A King is available on Amazon.*

59. Superhumanoids (USA)

Come Say Hello – Single – Superhumanoids is available on iTunes.*

58. Shagging Ponies (Netherlands)

GREATEST tITS – Shagging Ponies is available on iTunes.*

57. Parks At Night (Canada)

Bright Red is available on Bandcamp.

56. Jesse Ruben (USA)

55. LU&CIA (Uruguay)

The Trip is available on Bandcamp.

54. King Neptune (USA)

53. Tongues Of Fire (USA)

52. Tibet (Wales)

51. The Poulsons (England)

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Jesse Ruben – Scared Of America – Audio

The US acoustic-rock creator Jesse Ruben last featured in August.

Jesse Ruben - Scared Of America

Jesse Ruben – Scared Of America

The latest track to surface, which came out on the 28th –  Scared Of America – rather than being a song of didactic protest is more a quizzical contemplation reflecting Jesse’s observation of what he notices has become acceptably ordinary rather than extraordinarily unacceptable.

Scared of America – Single – Jesse Ruben is available on iTunes.*

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Jesse Ruben – First Day of Summer – Single Review

The US acoustic-rock creator Jesse Ruben was introduced earlier in the year.

Jesse Ruben - photo by @germanbjc

Jesse Ruben – photo by @germanbjc

Some musicians seem to be dogged by me getting back belatedly to their music and with only two features, on both occasions, I am late to publishing – so once again – apologies to one and all.




Since the article back in January – Jesse has had a successful tour in Germany and perhaps due to having been able to confirm his music does have a broader brush-stroke than just the home country, First Day Of Summer is of far brighter tone.

Somewhat usefully I did stumble across the email to introduce First Day Of Summer having just written three consecutive features stretching the mind a little and this hit the sweet spot as something a little lighter on the ears.

Appropriately named, as I type – a bright and sunny day, First Day Of Summer is a track to take out for a weekend barbecue on the beach, when being serious is far from your mind, whilst hoping by playing the track this will foretell of some warm days to follow. Not aiming to be anything other than it is – a  warming love song to maintain the skipping heart beat of the initial flush of a relationship – which it does leaving the listener with a smile wreathing the face.

First Day of Summer – Single – Jesse Ruben is available on iTunes.*

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Jesse Ruben – This Is Why I Need You – Single Review

Jesse Ruben is a US contemplative-rock songwriter.

Jesse Ruben

Jesse Ruben

I regularly ask readers to send through music they particularly enjoy and although this breaks every ‘style guideline’ – most prominently – it is a release review that is over seven days since release, but being the Editor means from time to time the guides can be torn up and thanks to Haille also from Brooklyn in the USA who made contact of a song on their playlist.




This Is Why I  Need You is perhaps a cathartic song for Jesse who found himself running the New York Marathon inspiring him to write a song of incentivisation and discovering support for his thoughts found himself in strong demand, only to be struck down by Lymes Disease when aspirations became more constricted.

This Is Why I Need You has a demure, thoughtful, content that slips into the ears in folds of contemplative melting chocolate as the lilting instrumentation skips around the room, only to be met by an introspective gracious lyric and emotionally connective vocal that spins so far away from many of the brash sounds of Brooklyn that regularly feature on the website, which for its geography makes Jesse Ruben worthy of consideration, of greater import is the ability to deliver a track that has a thumping impact, even when whispered through the lowest sound settings, for its singular composition and natural poetry.

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This Is Why I Need You – Single – Jesse Ruben is available on iTunes.*

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