BRAND NEW VIDEO: Featuring X – Wild Love

This video is brand new stuff, literally released at the second of publication!

I’ve written about Featuring X once or twice. They are a fresh band on the brink of knocking the music industry’s socks off.

If you follow the girls on Facebook you will be dying to see this video; a cheeky ode to Robert Palmer’s Addicted to Love. 

Wild Love is a fiercely addictive song with plenty of attitude and lovable pertness. Check out the vocals; they’ll blow you away.

 

Tune of The Week: Able Archer – Ghostmaker

I’ve been blogging about music since I was 19. That’s five years of listening to new singles, EPs, Demos and Albums on a daily basis. Quite a lot of music! A lot of it is enjoyable, sadly some of it is quite forgetable and once in a while I get a little gem to listen to. There are few that merit the term “gem”.

A musical gem, in my book, is a sort of diamond in the rough. Something that stands out in the piles and piles of music related emails that fill my inbox every day. Ones that spring to mind are The Hot Sprockets, Cat Downing, Youth Mass and Crow Black Chicken; all of whom offer something a little edgier than most of the bands I come across. Recently I came across another musical gem in the form of Able Archer. 

The band label themselves as ” A proper rock band with hardly any ironic beards or cardigans”; for that alone, I love them. Backing up this amusing claim is their new single Ghostmaker; a loud and compelling track that will indeed appeal to those who want no frills rock without the pretentiousness of fashion. Not a cardigan in sight.

Take a look at the video below and let me know what you think.

Tune of The Week: Flight Like Apes- Crouching Bees

Happy Friday, Music lovers! If you’re reading in Ireland not much needs to be said about this track from adored Dublin band Flight Like Apes. If you’re reading else you may or may not have heard of them. Either way you will enjoy this track; one of FLAPES softer numbers which comes straight off their upcoming EP WhigField Sextape. An intriguing title, eh?

The EP will be reviewed soon enough on M&E, and it is due for release on May 12th; a long way away, however you can indulge yourself in this fantastic little number and somewhat mesmerising video while you wait for that very date.

One thing that really stands out on this track is the rawness of lead singer MaryKay’s voice. Enjoy.

Tune of The Week: Moscow Metro – Spirit Of A City

March has been quite a hectic month in casa del M&E so I’ve been listening to quite a lot of chilled out music to instill some calm to the choas. Moscow Metro have featured quite a bit on my commutes to work and weekend drives  over the past few days thanks to their fantastic single Spirit of A City. 

The track will feature on the upcoming EP of the same title, an EP which is smooth and beautiful, just like this track.

Ideal for chillin out, this National-esque track is soothing and complex in equal measure; I’m definitely looking forward to hearing more from them when their EP is released in April.