MGMB Playlist – Best of 2017

2017 has been an incredible year for new music and some outstanding tracks and records have been released throughout the year. A bunch of my favourite bands and singer-songwriters have once again outdone themselves and I have also made some great new music discoveries. Here I present all the tunes and albums I have listened to the most this year (in no particular order); ones that touched me, cheered me up, made me dance and overall made each day a lot brighter! It’s a great mix of genres and individual musical mastery that ought to be mentioned and appreciated. So I’d like to say thank you to all of these guys and all of you MGMB readers! Here’s to 2018! Happy New Year.

Eva x

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AKA George: “I’ll always have freedom over my creativity whether I’m signed or not”

When I first spoke to AKA George four years ago and saw him perform live in Brighton, I was extremely impressed with his boundless talents as well as the undying passion and energy he puts into the creation of his music and performing. Such talent is rare and for that reason major labels wanted to sign him, but, at the time he wasn’t ready and declined the offers. Instead, he went for a wise move – keep on evolving as an artist and improve his songwriting and performing skills. So for the past few years AKA George has been working hard and putting out music for his dedicated fans; music that’s original, creative and brilliant. His latest single Stone Cold Classic, a tune as cool and catchy as it can get, has become a huge hit and proves that AKA George is now more than ready to get signed and show the rest of the world what he’s capable of.

Here is our interview about his musical journey, creative process, performing, fans and plans for next year.

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The Wandering Hearts: “We are at our best when we write as a four “

London based group The Wandering Hearts have just been awarded with the emerging artist title for the Americana Music Association UK and they are quickly gaining recognition and praise for their stand out folk-americana infused sound. They’ve also just announced that they’ll be supporting Amy Macdonald on her two sold out shows in Glasgow next month. It seems that The Wandering Hearts have a lot more in store for us to be excited about including the release of their debut album due next year.

While on tour for the Coffee House Sessions, the group answered some Q’s about their music, selling out the Borderline venue as well as sharing the bill with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers at BST Hyde Park. Read on…

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Jordan Klassen: “Big Intruder is an exploration of commitment and choice”

Canadian singer songwriter Jordan Klassen has recently released a new studio album Big Intruder and is currently on European/UK tour with Husky. There’s something very unique and compelling about Jordan’s sound. His delicate but intense folk pop melodies blend graciously with his vocals and Big Intruder is an authentic and interesting record with a story and musical artistry worth exploring.

Check out his latest video for the song Dominika below.

While on tour, Jordan took some time to answer a few questions about his new record and life on the road.

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Track of the day / H.E.A.T – Time On Our Side

H.E.A.T are back and the excitement is on!

The Swedish melodic rockers release a lyric video for Time On Our Side – the first track taken off their upcoming fifth studio album Into The Great Unknown, out Sep 22nd via EarMusic.

H.E.A.T are well known for their blazing, raw energy that emerges not only in their music but also their !must see! live shows. Time On Our Side is a strong anthem fuelled with an exceptional chorus and it surely makes one thirsty for the new record and a live tour announcement.

Links – Website, Facebook, Twitter, Pre-Order

Cover photo – Klara Fowler