Whitemoor – This Is – Video

Whitemoor released their LP Horizons in June 2013 and have released a video for the final track.

WhiteMoor

WhiteMoor

Here is the video for This Is.


WhiteMoor – This is… on MUZU.TV

Horizons – Whitemoor is available on iTunes.*

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My Peoples

My Peoples is the reggae five piece of Michael DayaoLansky MalinaoSteve SaltaJosh Hoover and Gary Pitman from San Francisco in the USA.

My Peoples - reggae from the USA

My Peoples

It was November 2010 that I was contacted by Michael of My Peoples and here is some evidence that I do always get back to read emails and listen to the music, just not necessarily that same day.

My Peoples is an intriguing take on the twists and turns of music as they combine Ska, dub and roots reggae with hip hop, rap and pop rock to throw out something that should be horrible, but it isn’t. I am happily engaged with a moonstomp as I type, as the music hones down to the core vestiges of the master / slave struggle inflecting their independence and bring it bang up to the second decade of the 21st Century.

The quintet is able to deliver music which at once is expressive joy, whilst reflective of the darker seam of fracturing in society, without it becoming a political diatribe. This is music that draws people from many walks of life together in the same way that its early derivations did so successfully and in many ways is the approachable cousin of rap and hip hop –  pointing to a direction that it could have developed in to as a cohesive and unifying protest sound and I raise my hat to My Peoples for striking an alternative direction of travel, which has far more impact that its relative.

Since the initial introduction My Peoples has developed far further, so whilst I apologise to Michael for the three year delay, somehow that doesn’t seem so bad.

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My Peoples – My Peoples is available on iTunes*

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Ghost Wave

The garage rock outfit Ghost Wave from Auckland in New Zealand contains Eammon Logan, Matthew L Paul, Mike Ellis, Jamie Kennedy and Andy Frost.

Ghost Wave - Garage Rock from New Zealand

Ghost Wave

Ghost Wave float the notes airily across the room before they settle in the ears where they go to work in a blend of echo, delay and fuzz creating sounds that beguile the listener with their rolling rhythms.  Before you know it half an hour has passed in a state of hypnosis.

The combination of psychedelic rock and ’80s indie provide the audience with sounds that hold them in rapt attention without being aware of it. The tracks in the main are fairly brief which comes a surprise after hearing what seems like airy spaces, which is a testament both to the songwriting skills and the technical ability of the players. The lack of formulaic structure allows the pieces of music to flow through a full story from end to end, giving it a more languid feel.

Inside the distinctive sound that is Ghost Wave the band is able to generate different textures by playing with tempo and effects giving them a broad area of discovery and each iteration is a delight of music filtered through gauze.

A recent LP, the ten track Ages (which is available on iTunes*), should see the band raising their international profile to fans of garage rock.

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Standing Ovation – I Have Superhuman Powers – Video

The Finnish theatrical rock sextet Standing Ovation released their debut LP The Antikythera Mechanism last year.

Standing Ovation

Standing Ovation

The video for I Have Superhuman Powers is the follow up to the LP.

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