Alternative trio LTNT have been painting their mark around the London underground scene for a few years now, and it would be wrong not to inform you that they are actually one of the most thrilling bands about. Their newly released single Body Blood, taken from their upcoming EP DAO (out 24th March), is a power driven tune that strikes with deadly riffs and fearless vocals. You can watch the gripping video for the track right after our chat with LTNT’s main man Liam Lever.
Striking live shows, distinct personality topped with confidence and all around brilliant sound – those are the main qualities of indie rockers IC1s, who have been creating a real buzz throughout the music scene in London and beyond. There’s something about this band that’s entirely fresh and exciting, something that makes you appreciate music in new different ways. I caught up with IC1’s lead singer Daniel Coburn to find out about the band’s recent activities, plus discussing the Camden Rocks festival, music making process and other fun stuff.
Talented three piece Winters Island are adding a real sparkle into the alternative music scene in London. Their emerging sound showers with significant melodies and grand vocals, creating an imaginary atmosphere for the listener. The band’s artistic videos only magnify the special vibe of their sound due to a unique collaboration with skilled video creators and artists. MGMB caught up with the trio to talk about putting together their debut album, which you can download for free in its entire beauty right here, and other interesting bits about their music.
London based 18 year old singer-songwriter JELF has released his debut single Burnt Book on 27th January and today MGMB is extremely pleased to premiere the video for this track produced by Adem Hilmi (Florence + The Machine, Amy Winehouse, BabyShambles).
Featuring some magnificent vocals and impressive string parts, the video perfectly mirrors the eerie atmoshere of the song. The singer-songwriter who classes Florence + The Machine and Jeff Buckley as his main influences says: “I recorded the music video in a little town named Frome close to Bristol with a very talented producer/director Daniel Broadley. We took over an abandoned quarry for a day and used the amazing landscape for the shoot incorporating smoke bombs, confetti and the natural environment in freezing temperatures.”
Watch the stunning video for Burnt Book below and you can also purchase the single on iTunes.
I have been waiting to write a review of this album for over two years now, but mostly, I’ve been waiting for the day to finally blast this record out loud in its full beauty. And today is the day when Whales In Cubicles‘ debut Death In The Evening officialy comes out, so excuse me if this review might sound a bit personal, but as some of you may have noticed, I’ve been a huge supporter of the London based 4-piece ever since I first saw them live at the Green Door Store in Brighton a couple of years ago. I immediately fell for the band’s raw sound and a unique realness in their music. There was a real heart in the music then and there is a real heart in it today. I have seen Whales play at various venues in London and Brighton a number of times, and with each experience of watching them rocking the stage, nevertheless the line up, my admiration towards their sound and lyrics grew closer with each time. And now, I am extremely proud to see the guys finally unleash the beast of a debut record extraordinaire for everyone to hear.
Death In The Evening dazzles with ten remarkable tracks and each one of them carries its own message. The record kicks off loud and clear with an opening killer riff in Yesterday’s News, followed by We Never Win – a striking favourite of a tune that shows off the outspoken songwriting of the lead singer Stef Bernardi. Things slow down with the hypnotizing All The Pretty Flowers and most definitely one of the greatest tracks produced by the band. Strong melodies, fierce guitars and a true lyrical mastermind flow through the whole record and whether you’re taken to the heavier side and let your hair down with Golden Medal and Disappear, having a sing along to Nowhere Flag or simply absorb the intense beauty of Across America, Wax & Feathers, I knew It and Find Your Way; the fact is you will find yourself surrounded purely by a raw, mind-altering music mastered by one of the best and realest bands to hit the current UK music scene. So don’t you dare thinking that honest guitar music is dead because you have it right here in front of you. So go on, don’t be shy and grab yourself a copy. Death In The Evening is a must in everyone’s record collection.