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.
Continue reading MGMB Playlist – Best of 2017
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.
Continue reading Jordan Klassen: “Big Intruder is an exploration of commitment and choice”
If there is one band you know will deliver each and every time with their new material, it’s The Virginmarys.
Now the boys strike with a new four-track EP Sitting Ducks – fresh, unique, electrifying and brilliantly self-produced record. Four tracks that unfold a whole new level of excitement with each beat and lyric sending shivers down to the core of your being. That’s the very effect music should have on people and we all know The Virginmarys never fail to impress with their musical artistry. And for that reason they have such a strong, dedicated following of people who have been touched, inspired, healed and united by their music.
Once again, Ally Dickaty (vocals, guitar) and Danny Dolan (drums) express themselves entirely via Sitting Ducks – another remarkable record, with a straight aim to engage with people’s minds, hearts and souls. And so The Virginmarys keep the flame burning with their undying drive to produce music that’s true and infinite.
Sitting Ducks EP is available now!
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Do not miss The Virginmarys live this autumn!
There has been a lot of hype and anticipation around Swedish rockers H.E.A.T and their upcoming fifth studio album Into The Great Unknown. The band have already unleashed a couple of tracks Time On Our Side and Redefined, which managed to raise a number of different opinions about the obvious progression in the band’s sound and creativity.
Continue reading Album Review / H.E.A.T – Into The Great Unknown
Earlier this week Cory Myraas, the mastermind behind Windmills, released a stunning new video for his latest single What Do We Talk About (When We Talk About Love?) which invites us to enter the world of Cory’s life experiences turned into a beautifully compelling musical and visual art.
“We shot the video over 5 days on a road trip from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles, California. We shot in 25 plus locations and compiled hours of footage, hard to believe we made a 4:40 video. We used a fraction of what we captured to create a visual companion to the song. One that highlights the chaos and energy of the music, the theme of the lyrics, and the new direction for Windmills. Aaron DeSilva filmed and edited something amazing; we’ve known each other for 6 years and have performed on many stages in the past. Working with him in this type of situation was a dream come true.”
The track is taken from his upcoming record Death Of A Ladies’ Man.
“It is the most honest and autobiographical record I’ve ever written. The songs all attack me, my experiences in love, loss, and trying to navigate some bitter truths about myself. I’ve split it up in 6 parts, with 2 “transfigurations” that serve to create warmth and tension in the listener. My goal is to show a progression in my history of love, where I’ve been, what I’ve been to certain people, and how I’ve come out on one side or the other because of it. Have these experiences shaped me to becoming a better man? You’ll have to listen and find out. “
For the first time ever, the new album will be pressed on a limited run of 12″ vinyl, out everywhere on September 29th.
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