Before the first verse to Melissa Le’s latest single One on One ran through I was awash with 90’s R&B Pop nostalgia (AKA heaven). I believe a fair enough amount of time has passed to get excited by the revival of the sound created by artists such as TLC and Destiny’s Child. Melissa Le’s vocals were subtly sultry and fairly domineering throughout the duration of One on One, yet she made the ingenious decision to team up with a rhythmically relentless Rap artist who lay down some of the most rhythmically relentless bars I’ve heard this year. There’s a massive anthemic vibe which flows right through One on One which makes the track infinitely infectious, I have no doubt I will be compelled to return to One on One time and time again.
You can check out Melissa Le’s latest single One on One on Spotify now, with that much potential, I’m sure you’d agree that it would be criminal to hesitate any longer before treating her fans to another rendition of her soulfully poised R&B Hip Hop Pop.
King in The Belly is an Aussie/Brazilian rock band like no other, their sonorously sweet sound is ablaze with contemporary pounding vision. Their style makes Buck Cherry sound squeaky clean. The band’s sound lusciously archaic with a strong Punk Rock undertone.
The vocalist’s natural lyrical ability goes lulls you into a false state of serenity before the track kicks in with a sneaky instrumental soaked verse. It starts out sounding like any other Shoegaze Indie Track. I was set for 4 minutes of melancholy, nothing could prepare me for the gripping ensemble of chemistry King in The Belly cooked up; the pounding drum rolls, the heavy flow of the bass, and the effortless command of the guitar combined with some 90’s grunge angsty lyrics.
Even before the instrumental riff exploded I’d already added this band to my Alternative Rock playlist. Their debut album is due out early next year, I already know that’s not a sound that I want to miss out on.
Nathan Degner is a singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and music composer that is just starting to put all of his deft skills into practice with his upcoming album ‘Mr Badger’. It’s so delectably twee. I can’t help but love the name of the album. Romantics aside. The man reeks of talent. Seriously.
He has the home grown allure that a lot of British indie acts revelled in through the Brit Pop rock phase of the 90’s. I have no doubt in my mind that Nathan can contend with the likes of Johnny Marr, James Dean Bradfield, and Thurtson Moore when it comes to his guitar riffs and solo’s. When they’re put up against the punchy beat of the bass and it’s just irresistible. I’m sure he can be forgiven for the baseline being oddly familiar to the rhythm of Parklife by Blur.
Nathan’s voice definitely isn’t something that you hear every day, he’s followed in the footsteps of the likes of the Talking Heads and Nick Cave when it comes to the vocals which he eloquently conveys with almost apathetic command.
To check out Nathan’s new track Willow Tree, head on over to his website where you can download the track for FREE.
I have always really got a kick out of 90’s rock, and “Wonderwheel,” by Blissful Red is right up my alley in terms of that unique sound. The track starts off with a very authentic fingerpicking guitar riff, followed by some climatic riff moments and some really great vocals. The track not only demonstrates Blissful Red’s gnarled guitar riffs it’s also a great example of how something so simplistic can give off such a classic sound.
The instrumentation isn’t over done with extra’s it’s a great guitar pattern with a nice cadence driven drum pattern; couple that with Blissful Red’s soothing narrative and you have the makings of an original track with great potential. I would like to hear Blissful release more of his vocals but I love the track and the easy listening sound his vocals add to the overall presentation. Overall pretty solid piece, although I can’t wait to hear more from this musical gem.