Social Distance – “I’m Outside Your House” – takes the spirit and emotional energy of classic punk-rock and add a more mature flavor

The Los Angeles punk band, Social Distance could easily have fallen into the trap of focusing on their female lead singer as eye candy and letting image triumph over quality music. Instead they have managed to avoid doing this and just focus on crafting brilliant punk-rock tunes instead. In an age when image and marketing nearly always take priority over substance Social Distance should be cherished. “Quarantine brought us together,” says the band. “We play because we’re musicians and we are not really good at much else.” If you are sick of fake image focused bands and artists who put

Ike Tanner – “Garden Talks” – a string of brilliant vocal performances

Ike Tanner is a 21 year old Music artist From Russellville AL. He is The CEO of YungGMusic & Gravity XO which are Film/Music Marketing Companies. He has 3 music artists from Alabama, namely JayGoldz, Trench Godd and Yung Cody TYBG signed to a marketing contract with his companies. Tanner is currently promoting his mixtape “Garden Talks”. Tanner’s style, lyrical content and overall attitude as expressed on this mixtape reflect a rapper trapped in the body of an R&B singer and a rockstar. His rich timbre and genre bending implies an influence of esteemed hip-hop singers. Combining soulful singing with

Mason Monroe and Haze present the visuals to “Crown” the first single from the project “Genesis”

Underground Tampa artist Mason Monroe has been on the prowl undercover for years all throughout the south and east coast. As an event curator and local promoter Mason has worked with his team to piece together shows and tours for artist such as Young Bans, Xavier Wulf, Famous Dex, Kid Trunks, Yund Simmie, Key!, and other major artist in aid of their early careers. From there they started creating a sound that can only be described as his own. The song “Crown” ft. Haze, is an introduction into the world of cadence and rhythm, in which he thrives in. 

Zoey The White Lioness – “Annihilation” – beautiful and brutal!

Zoey The White Lioness has the most incredible and unusual female voice you’ll hear this year. She can bring the heavy while keeping the melody in check, delivering thought provoking angst-filled lyrics. She’s amazing, really. The guitar riffs are tight, massive, and atmospheric, while, the presentation is both bombastic and stylish. A determined and fierce hard rock artist, Zoey strives to put out quality content complete with harsh realities, personal mental struggles, and songs of pure angst. The EP, “Annihilation” is an incredible effort by an incredibly original and talented woman. Zoey The White Lioness demonstrates that she has one

Swamp Doctor Drops Official Video for “Goodbye To Nashville”

Swamp Doctor’s second single “Goodbye To Nashville” is taken from his Debut Album ‘The Swamp Doctor’ released on Silverfox Records Internationally on the 21st August 2020. “Swamp Doctor’s voice puts me in mind of 70’s crooner/whistler Roger Whittaker, It’s so deep (it’s so deep) and has the same comforting tone that brings back childhood memories for me.” – Forever British Country  OFFICIAL LINKS: SILVERFOX RECORDS: https://www.silverfoxrecords.com/swampdoctor YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/I7lO3gO0xzA FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Silverfoxrecordings/ APPLE MUSIC: https://music.apple.com/gb/album/the-swamp-doctor/1495862118 AMAZON: https://amzn.to/31KhLcL

Neptyoon – “Laid Back” – expect moments of pure mesmerism on this track

Influenced by artists such Juice Wrld, 50 Cent, Future, Jay Z, Kevin Gates, Project Pat, Juicy J, and more, Neptyoon makes music that kids can, and do relate to. His brand new release is entitled “Laid Back” produced by CJ Beatz, LLC. Fueled by weed and chilling with his homie, Neptyoon recorded this track on a laptop in the heat of the moment. “Laid back getting high, yeah. I’m just tryna to smoke. Stay fly go away and die,” sings the rapper, as he makes his thoughts clear: “Life been getting to me. I don’t know which way 2 go.

G Angels – “Born” – a true genre-transpiring gem!

G Angels is an independent group that released their debut single “Never Confident” on 24th May 2020. The group consists of singer-songwriter Gleb, and composer, engineer, and sound producer Tosha, who initially made electronic music. The duo, who create in different styles and genres, released their second single, “Born” on July 24, and the track shows a remarkable amount of confidence. And that’s a fantastic thing for a new group. Through the atmospheric buildup of the opening bars, though the spectacular swirling verses, and right up to the aching choruses, the darkened atmosphere is as relentless as it is cohesive

Paolo Virdis is back on the scene with a new release: “Abisso” (Abyss)

Paolo Virdis is back on the scene with a new release: Abisso (Abyss). A brand new production with a tech feel and other influences. Artist and producer Paolo Virdis is back on the scene with a distinctive sound and a one-of-a-kind attitude. His most recent release is titled Abisso (Abyss), and it showcases some of his best creative output to date. The track has a distinctive beat and a nice layering of synth parts, reminiscent of techno, as well as trance music and other EDM currents. This production has a nice retro vibe, but it also feels compact and direct.

Brannon announces new album ‘Everyday Heroes’

Brannon announces new album ‘Everyday Heroes’. The 13 track album is a masterclass in acoustic rock songwriting  Brannon specializes in the type of classic, no frills songwriting that defies trends and speaks directly to the hearts of the listeners.  A collaboration between award winning lyricist Jonathon Brannon and ace studio vocalist David Cagle, the duo’s songs are filled with a rare authenticity and honesty, making them stand out from the crowd of their fame seeking peers.  With their new album, Brannon are proving the timeless appeal of a well-crafted song. Fans of old fashioned acoustic rock should take notice. Opening

THE BRKN RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “BE COOL” – DEBUT EP NO. 3 OUT NOW

THE BRKN RELEASE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR “BE COOL” DEBUT EP NO. 3 OUT NOW BOTH AVAILABLE ON RIGHT BRAIN MUSIC GROUP/INGROOVES  The BRKN’s Jacob Cade – Guitar & Synth, Mike Bokenkamp -drums and MJ Younkers -guitar release new song and video for “Be Cool.” Stream it here: https://ingroov.es/be-cool. Taking a different direction from their 2019 debut release No. 3, The BRKN steps away from their infectious brand of pop-punk and deliver a more pop-rock sound with “Be Cool,” giving us a great summer rock song and perhaps a taste of what’s to come. The song is filled with

Izzie’s Caravan – “Leo’s Guitar EP” – an understated guitar virtuoso

On the recording, “Leo’s Guitar EP”, Izzie’s Caravan and his guitar conspire to use every single crayon within the blue color box to deliver one of the best underground independent studio blues releases I’ve heard this year. Among others, Izzie takes his cue from greats such as Lightnin’ Hopkins, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, and Eric Clapton. So you can expect a wide and wholesome finger bending spectrum of sounds. The aforementioned guitar heroes are points of reference, not simple deductions for resemblance. The opening song, “Two’s In The Bush”, has a highway drive, and jangly timbre that’s upbeat and accessible. Izzie’s Caravan sucks you in from the first note and never, never, never lets you go. The song is built around a scuttle-buttin’ shuffle that lets you know from note one that you’re in for a real ride.

Some collective recordings need to be listened to several times to get the feel of the songs both musically and vocally before you can decide if you like them or not. That’s not the case with “Leo’s Guitar EP”. The reason is simple to understand. Izzie’s Caravan’s music is built around his love for the guitar – and especially the Fender of which his collection stands at 22.

Hence his tracks are void of the stargazing egoism and elements centered on his persona – it’s all about the music and the blues guitar. Izzie proves himself to be an understated guitar virtuoso without the general pretentiousness that can be associated with the instrument sometimes.

Izzie’s Caravan’s riffs, rhythms and solos are first rate and stimulating. And that much is totally event on the slower but more abrasive “Lightnins-A-Howlin”. He sounds relaxed and comfortable because he’s playing something he wanted to do on this record. There’s plenty of blistering guitar work to drop all of our jaws, but even Izzie’s vocals hold their own in the arrangement.

Though comprising only 4 songs, there is an excellent variety of sounds on this record and I do enjoy them all. If your head is not bobbing to the mid-tempo groove of “Dorian’s Lament”, then something is wrong. As already stated, Izzie has nothing to prove to anyone at this point.

He isn’t trying to break into the charts, or get his name up on headliners, so when he starts digging deep during the solo breaks, it really feels like he’s trying to take the listener with him to some musical destination. And if you have any affection for the blues, you’ll be happy you’re along for the ride.

On “Leo’s Guitar”, Izzie’s Caravan’s crunchy lead tones lay neatly over a rhythm that’s tied tightly to the big beat drums. I found myself coming back to this track over and over. In general “Leo’s Guitar EP” is still firmly rooted in the classic blues style as songs tend to go between heavier stomping tracks and mellower jams.

But with everything that is going on with this recording, Izzie is always in top form and never seems to be caught off guard. His guitar playing showcases a good mix of soulfulness and technicality while his vocals seem to fit just about every style that he puts in front of himself.

This is my first full dose of Izzie’s Caravan’s and I like what I hear. He presents strong songs while infusing them with his powerhouse Fender guitars. His soulful and mellifluous vocals also manage to hold your attention. Everything here is well crafted and performed. That, together with his guitar skills and the songwriting make for one fine listening experience.

Somehow Izzie reminds of the sadly departed JJ Cale. Not so much in the style of music, as in Cale’s approach to the art. Uncompromising and unpretentious, everything JJ Cale did was about the song and his craft, never about himself. I’m getting that very same vibe from Izzie’s Caravan.

OFFICIAL LINKS: WEBSITEYOUTUBEINSTAGRAM

 

About The Author

Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.