I have a peculiar approach toward new music myself. My mind is mostly progressive rock oriented but my music listening ranges from jazz and classical music to funeral doom metal (this one is a recent Adelaide discovery, Mournful Congregation). So this is why whenever I want to think of my favourite genre of music, I just can think of one genre; “good music”. I was strolling in Brisbane’s CBD, Queen St and two young artists grabbed my attention. This Way North. Being a duo definitely makes their creative forces to go beyond conventional genres. This is why I immediately felt an affinity with them. But more precisely Leisha’s guitar soloing sounded like Jeff Beck’s. Maybe I just stopped by because of that! Visit This Way North’s website at www.thiswaynorth.com
By Salim Ghazi Saeedi(*)
“The artist is the creator of beautiful things”, the simple notion Oscar Wilde begins his myriads of beauty adorations in The Picture of Dorian Gray with, here is the bottom line story. For Clea, beauty is omnipresent: From her deep and crystal clear voice texture to intelligent use of dynamics and expressive voice techniques and even bow-shaped eyebrows that Persian literature dramatises for relentlessly piercing hearts.
Singing covers by musicians ranging from All Time Low to Katy Perry with a certain brand of panache, budding singer Rebecca-Maree of Melbourne is here with us today to discuss her influences and future plans with her music. Her soaring vocal melodies have won her several fans from her semi-regular performances in and around Melbourne at venues such as The Northcote Hotel, so be sure to check her out if you’re a regular punter in Melbourne’s indie scene! Her first single ‘Hearts’ was released very recently on the 19th of February and the mellifluous acoustic instrumentation juxtaposed with her lush vocal textures are sure to win her plenty of new fans.
Listen to Tom Gourlay’s voice and you hear perhaps one of the best new voices in music. Tom Gourlay can sign an acoustic song like Platform. Tom Gourlay released a 7 song E.P. where all seven songs standout strongly. He is a great talent who lucky for the fans there is a lot more to come. The 7 song E.P. The alchemist is an E.P. worth buying. It makes you wanting to hear more music from Tom Gourlay.
I did this interview with Cyrille Verdeaux over the months of Feburary and March 2015. It was a pleasure to get such detailed and personal information from him with so many subjects concerning not only his multiple versions of Clearlight but also about the music business both then and now. Having spent so many hours with the music involving Cyrille, I have always felt a close bond with the scene of the progressive rock 70’s which explored all these fantastic worlds.
As our reviewer, Lee Henderson puts it, “looks like this band is ready to step up where Pink Floyd left off!” Truthfully, regarding my own weird and complicated taste of music, it has been a long time since a new album took my attention to a degree that I stopped and listened to the whole album at the first time of listening! I am so excited to be talking with Brian Erikson from House of Not!
Oh I do respect the rebel sounds of Furyon and I have tears in my eyes to see true hard rock is still alive. Just listening to their single “These Four Walls”, I let their exquisite and undeniably powerful riffs penetrate my soul and unleash their fury on me! Watch for yourself in the video clip below. This single will be included in their “Lost Salvation” album releasing Jan 26th, 2015. Read our talk with Furyon guys and be sure to tune in to their news at furyon.net
Steam Theory’s Asunder album contains astonishing wide ranges of music influences you wouldn’t believe; and the result is a mysterious atmosphere! The album is due release in Jan 19th 2015. Today Steam Theory is our guest at Art Rockin’ Magazine. Be sure you check out their music at www.steamtheory.com
True prog metal here! The big news is Chastain will release a new album in 2015, “We Bleed Metal”. The lineup is Leather Leone on vocals, David T. Chastain on guitars, Mike Skimmerhorn on bass and Stian Kristoffersen on drums. Watch the video below and let the roaring soul of Chastain’s vocalist, Leather Leone, penetrate and refine your soul! Today we sit with Chastain band at Art Rockin’ Magazine.