New Tunes #28

Here are five more new music gems, which include some outstanding indie, perfect pop, and superb folk rock. I think all five are exceptional, but which will be your favourite?

Lonely Tourist – Another Statistic
The slightly distorted vocals of Lonely Tourist frontman Paul Tierney may be the first thing to grab you in this brilliant two minutes of garage influenced alternative pop, but with fellow musician Jim Lang alongside him, the melody soon competes for your attention!

Johnny Panic & the Fever – Car on Fire
The supremely catchy art-rock track from 7-piece Liverpool band Johnny Panic & the Fever comes from their excellent debut EP Sleep the Sleep of Fever, so if this appeals to you as much as me then you should definitely investigate further.

Grace Sarah – Generics
This Cambridge teenager is set for a huge career if Generics is anything to go by, as it is a charming piece of dance based pop. Her quintessentially English vocals combine just perfectly with the drum based instrumentation. It certainly is a song that belies her years.

Port Isla – Steamroller
Port Isla first featured here in New Tunes #8 in 2012, and have since made further appearances such is the quality of their music. Steamroller continues their trend for excellent folk rock with strong melodies and sing-along choruses, and if you get the chance to see them live then I recommend you do as I’m confident they’ll have you hooked.

Shy Nature – Lie Back
Another band who have appeared here before, in New Tunes #19, are London band Shy Nature, and Lie Back proves again that they have the ability to produce wonderfully catchy indie tunes. Also if you like animal based music videos then check out the official video here.

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Fusion Tracklist 28th Mar 2014

Lots of new and vintage music this week… enjoy!!

Shy Nature – Lie Back
The King Blues – Everything Happens for a Reason
The Courteeners – Are You In Love with a Notion
Mourning Birds – Eve of the Isle
The Vex – Martyr
Electric Guest – Waves
John Newman – Love Me Again
Hard-Fi – Tied Up Too Tight
Bleech – Not Like You
The VirginMarys – Just a Ride
The Pipettes – Tell Me What You Want
Akira The Don – Baby Doll
Lonely Tourists – Another Statistic
Bastille – Laura Palmer
Selecter – On My Radio
Bob Marley & Wailers – Three Little Birds
Race Horses – Sisters
Future Islands – Seasons (Waiting on You)
The Stranglers – Walk on By
Let’s Wrestle – My Arms Don’t Bend That Way, Damn It!
Cage the Elephant – Come a Little Closer
Skint & Demoralised – All the Rest is Propaganda
Smith & Burrows – Funny Looking Angels
Jarvis Cocker – I Will Kill Again

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Fusion Tracklist 14th Mar 2014

Aside from the waffle, here’s the music in the show…

Republica – Ready to Go
Phoenix – Entertainment
The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself
Catfish & the Bottlemen – Kathleen
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Sacrilege
Metric – Breathing Underwater
Jack Penate – Run for your Life
The Enemy – Gimme the Sign
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds – Albert Goes West
Temples – Test of Time
New Order – 1963
Johnny Panic & the Fever – Car on Fire
British Sea Power – Waving Flags
Pulp – Babies
Mark Ronson – Valerie
The Busters – Don’t Worry be Happy
The Motors – Airport
Tripwires – Shimmer
Gogol Bordello – Start Wearing Purple
Cloud Control – There’s Nothing in the Water We can’t Fight
The Church – Under the Milky Way
Tom Hickox – The Pretty Pride of Russia

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Fresh Faves Review

This week I wrote the Fresh Faves review for Tom Robinson’s Fresh on the Net site.

They were the songs that received the most votes from the 25 tracks on the Listening Post at the weekend.

You can listen to the tracks and read the reviews here.

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New Tunes #27

The five excellent tracks in this latest New Tunes post range from ferocious garage to soulful RnB via a bit of mellow folk, but which will be your favourites?

Dietrich Jon – Her
Describing themselves as playing “Symphonic Folkpop”, this is an excellent and lively track from Bloomington, Indiana band Dietrich Jon.

Saskwatch – Born to Break Your Heart
Saskwatch are a 9-piece soulful RnB band from Melbourne, Australia, who previously appeared in New Tunes #22, and this is another wonderfully enjoyable track which highlights their great horn and rhythm sections, plus the sweet vocals of Nkechi Anele. I can also vouch that they’re superb live too!

Mourning Birds – Eve of the Isle
They first appeared last November in New Tunes #25 and if you like a bit of garage inspired punk rock then you should love this upcoming second single from Kent band Mourning Birds.

Charlie Cooper – Needs Must
Combining an excellent 60’s soul and jazz sound, along with terrific vocals, this is a great track from Manchester based singer Charlie Cooper.

Chris King & HR – Salt of the Earth
Following on from the outstanding track “True” which was in New Tunes #23 and my Best of 2013 show, this is another gem from the Welsh singer-songwriter Chris King.

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Fusion Tracklist – 28th Feb 2014

Isn’t radio wonderful? Enjoy the following…

Pure Love – Handsome Devil’s Club
The Wedding Present – Make Me Smile (come up and see me)
Kings of Leon – Supersoaker
Skaters – Miss Teen Massachusetts
Shy Nature – Deadly Sin
Orphan Boy – Popsong
Hot Hot Heat – Middle of Nowhere
Depeche Mode – Enjoy the Silence
Dexters – Recover
Two Door Cinema Club – What You Know
Gene – Fighting Fit
Spector – What You Wanted
My Life Story – Strumpet
The Mighty Wah – Story of the Blues
Yellow Umbrella – Hawaii 5 0
Toots & the Maytals – Take Me Home Country Roads
The Heavy – What Makes a Good Man
The Vaccines – Noorgard
The Damned – New Rose
The Libertines – Don’t Look Back into the Sun
Boy and Bear – Southern Sun
The Raveonettes – Recharge & Revolt
Comet Gain – After Midnight, After It’s All Gone Wrong

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Fusion Tracklist – 14th Feb 2014

Enjoy the show…

The Charlatans – One To Another
Airhead – I Might Fall
Kaiser Chiefs – Heat Dies Down
Small Words – Neat Little Package
New Killer Shoes – Let’s Go Disco
The Shallows – Honestly
Arrows of Love – Song One
The Buzzcocks – Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn’t’ve)
The Dandy Warhols – Get Off
Hard-Fi – You and Me
Heaven 17 – Temptation
Crystal Fighters – Follow
The Bluetones – Bluetonic
The Jam – Eton Rifles
Bow Wow Wow – Go Wild in the Country
Young Rebel Set – Lion’s Mouth
Wolf Gang – The King and All of his Men
Drowners – Luv, Hold Me Down
Miles Kane – First of my Kind
The Arctic Monkeys – Fireside
Port Isla – Sinking Ship
The Cinematic Orchestra – To Build a Home

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