Jazz trained M’GOO are set to release their single ‘I Don’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”‘ based on the story of a couple due to be wed but after visiting a fortune teller they start to fall apart. The unique track is taken from their upcoming concept album ‘LOVE AND ALL THAT _ _ _ _’.
Watch the music video for the single here on Bandcamp:
Watch the album teaser for ‘We All Love Burt Bacharach’ here:
Singer-songwriter Lenny Bunn, otherwise known simply as ‘Lenny’, has covered the classic, ‘Blueberry Hill’, and with his version comes a wonderfully unique idea for a video.
Lenny and his band perform their cover from the comfort of their own homes, separately, through the wonder of the internet.
Who said you all have to be in the same place to make a great song?
Check out more on Lenny here:
Post-punk indie single set to hit on June 15th
Currently based in New Orleans – the birthplace of soul and jazz – This buzzy rock band ‘YO’ are seriously not afraid to go against the grain. After travelling the world and making homes in various corners of the USA and Europe, the music and lyrics draws upon a wealth of inspirations and tales from the road.
The latest single taken from the album will be hitting us with a unique, punk laced track ‘Shake It’ – dripping in punchy bass-lines, quasi-spoken vocals and a distinctly trippy sensibility.
You can hear the track here:
Watch the video here:
Single ‘Shake It’ will be available from June 15th.
In Tamsyn’s own words, the album ‘charts a process of experiencing, coping with, and the eventual resolution of, existential angst that I went through in my early 20s’; by way of heartbreak, physical insecurity and complex family ties’. And it’s from this well of shared stories where Toyface’s main strength lies – their ability to write with searing honesty about the common human experience, and lay those tales out across an intense, shifting musical backdrop.
The album is set to be exclusively launched in the duo’s home town of Bristol on April 24th, with the album to follow shortly after. The release marks the culmination of a journey that started with a chance meeting on the way back from the Secret Garden Party festival a number of years ago.
Having been described by a fellow artist as ‘like Laura Marling crossed with Billie Holiday’, Bristol based duo Tamsyn and James, aka Toyface, are a mouth watering proposition for music fans. With a varied collection of 11 songs making up their debut album, the pair have blended an eclectic range of influences that has resulted in an album with strong jazz and cinematic leanings; both playful and plaintive.
The pair’s songwriting process is varied: sometimes involving Tamsyn writing lyrics alongside her own simple structures on guitar; but often times working from a cappellas, which James then lays piano chords underneath. This is clearly a combination that works well and has yielded a crop of songs which are relatable to anybody who has ever found themselves working hard to find a place in the world – a situation most, if not all of us, know well.
Trying to find a way back to Bristol at the end of the festival, Tamsyn managed to find her way onto a truck with a group of revellers heading in that direction. Not long into the journey, an incident on the road left the group stranded for 28 hours waiting for the journey to continue, during which time the group bonded.
The only two people from the group headed to Bristol were Tamsyn and James, whose chance meeting has led to a sibling-like closeness, the formation of Toyface and the debut album ‘Follow the Rules of the Trainwreck’.
‘Her Smile’ is due for release on the 19th January, and ‘One Night, One Chance’ is due for release on February 2nd.