The Lathums is the name of a British four-piece rock band that believes in making heartfelt music with a strong emphasis on songwriting and melodic flow. The Lathums is swelled with self-assured positivity as they release their sophomore album, From Nothing To A Little Bit More. The Lathums are Alex Moore (vocals), Scott Concepcion (guitars/piano), Matty Murphy (bass), and Ryan Durrans (drums).
“Struggle” begins our journey to a little bit more with a catchy melody and lyrics that set the tone for the entire project. The use of piano and crunchy guitar is a nice touch and gives a sonic variance. The lyrics throughout the [...]
Alex Sipiagin is a jazz trumpeter and composer who built an impressive thirteen-album catalog as a leader. His thirteenth album is titled Mel’s Vission and is being released on the Criss Cross label. The ensemble is Sipiagin on trumpet, tenor saxophonist Chris Potter, pianist David Kikoski, bassist Matt Brewer and drummer Johnathan Blake. The set has three originals, a Ukrainian folk melody, and seven other songs from the jazz catalog.
The title track, “Mel’s Vision,” opens the project with the ensemble creating a beautiful modern jazz setting. Kikoski’s shifting chords set the tone in the intro before the two horns enter with the melody. [...]
Isolde Lasoen has released her latest album called Oh Dear. The drummer, songwriter, and vocalist created each of the ten tracks from the drums up and presented both instrumental and vocal selections with influences from jazz to pop. Each piece is an adventure in texture, rich orchestrations, varying instrumentations, and captivating harmonies.
The mood of Oh Dear hits its stride with the ever-evolving French-influenced duet with Bertrand Burgalat titled “Douce Mélancolie.” The strings add drama as the psychedelic rock feel cradles the two vocalists. Lasoen’s backing vocals have depth and gorgeous harmonies. The different colors of the guitar [...]
Christopher von Deylen is the mastermind behind Schiller and is one of Germany’s most successful electronic artists. This is proven by various #1 albums and numerous gold and platinum awards for his electronic music. Schiller is now releasing Illuminate, on which von Deylen is broadening his musical path, focusing on edgy electronic beats with catchy melodies. In addition, Schiller has returned to his electro-pop to create electronic sound worlds and pulsating rhythms.
“Empire Of Light” builds upon a guitar part as multiple layers stack to the theme. Schiller’s instruments’ sounds are full and natural sounding, adding [...]
Jordan Davis is a country singer with more than 4 Billion career streams; Davis has solidified himself as one of the most in-demand artists and songwriters on the country scene. Davis brings us his new project with Bluebird Days, his second studio album, featuring seventeen songs. The album includes the #1 double-platinum CMA Song of the Year, “Buy Dirt,” with Luke Bryan. The hit song (about faith, family, and friends) continues to resonate with fans worldwide, topping the Country Radio Airplay chart, amassing over 735M global streams, and earning NSAI Song of the Year. Also featured is the #1 Country hit, “What My World Spins [...]
Caroline Polachek is back with her sophomore release called Desire, I Want To Turn Into You. Polachek continues her journey of bending the norms of pop music to her whims, making something out of nothing, and summoning nuance from disorganization. Polachek wrote nine of the twelve songs for the album in London with her close collaborator Danny L Harle. The album is themed with her vision of love and desire, and she explores the obtuse with the sublime.
Polachek’s warm and expressive voice opens the album with “Welcome To My Island,” which displays impressive vocal range and tone. The cybernetic and repetitive lyrics [...]
Bonnie Raitt is back with her latest album, Just Like That…, her first album in over six years. The Rock And Roll Hall of Famer continues to draw on all the influences that have shaped her legendary career while simultaneously creating something that articulates the circumstances and challenges of these unprecedented times. Just Like That… was recorded in Sausalito, California, with an all-star band that included two longtime members of Raitt’s band, bassist James “Hutch” Hutchinson and drummer Ricky Fataar, as well as two new musicians, Canadian Glenn Patscha on keyboards and backing vocals and Nashville guitarist Kenny Greenberg. Her longtime [...]
Halestorm has released their album Back From The Dead, which is eleven songs produced by Nick Raskulinecz that takes the listener on a journey through navigating mental health, debauchery, survival, redemption, and rediscovery while still maintaining faith in humanity. Already the title track has earned the band their sixth #1 on Rock Radio. Halestorm has grown from a childhood dream of siblings Lzzy and Arejay Hale into one of the most celebrated rock bands of the last two decades as their music has surpassed a billion streams worldwide. Halestorm is Lzzy Hale on guitar and vocals, with drummer Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bass [...]
Battle Beast is releasing their next installment of European power metal with its sixth studio album called Circus of Doom. The female-fronted metal band is buoyant with symphonic metal driven by agile guitar playing and the grit of singer Noora Luohimo. Who has lost none of her fire over the past 9 years. The sextet has created an album that is easy to listen to while still maintaining an aggressive metal edge. The ten songs have many hooks, riffs, and rebellious driving grooves.
The album sports many symphonic metal anthems, the best being the title track, “Circus of Doom.” There is an edge to the song with its aggressive guitar riffs, [...]
Emily Weisband is back with a new EP called Not Afraid To Say Goodbye (Stripped). The Nashville singer-songwriter continues to affirm her pop prowess with four distinctive and genuine tracks highlighting her sincere lyrics, intimate instrumentation, and nuanced storytelling. Weisband has been writing for other artists like Halsey and Camilla Cabello, but now she is writing for herself and gets to tell her story. Not Afraid To Say Goodbye is the follow up to her debut EP, Identity Crisis and for her second EP, Weisband’s emotional, raw, and authentic songwriting is at its best. Not Afraid To Say Goodbye (Stripped) is [...]