From ska-punk bassist to raising money for the homeless to crazy cycle rides to promote mental health charities – meet Andy Baker
Andy Baker (Upbeat Allstars, New Riot, Fandangle, Mr Zippy) is a difficult man to pin down. When he's...
The first time I listened to ‘Heart’s On The Line’ by Copenhagen’s ‘Hovring,’ I loved the interesting rhythms and funkiness of it. This isn’t a song with a steady beat and tempo: there are so many different parts to the song which all blend together to make an up-tempo, catchy and musically refreshing funk rock song.
Emerald Sunday make no bones about being a revival of classic rock and roll and for me personally, they sit nicely alongside bands like Matchbox 20 in my music library – good company if you can get it!
The make up of the verses is sparse, comprising initially of just a single guitar and Sam Baker’s almost lethargic and Dylan-esqe vocal. This enables the lyrics to carry the song, which really frees Baker up to tell the story that he wants to tell.
In this world of Spotify and the need for instant gratification, it’s more important than ever for artists to hook the listener straight away. Fortunately, this doesn’t seem to be a problem for Richlove on their mid-tempo country–pop ballad Still Holding On.
Counterfeit Youth haven’t attempted to write a song that will change your life. They’ve written a song that’s designed for the listener to jump around to and enjoy and they’ve been hugely successful in that. It’s a song all about drinking, partying and having a good time.
‘She Says’ from Hull-based band Audrey is one of those songs that teases you throughout. The catchy rock and roll influenced guitar riff that starts the song is something that is returned to repeatedly (and stays with you in your head for the next few hours… trust me!)
Both songs have a delicacy and a soul that many singer-songwriters don’t manage to capture. Every element of South Destruction blends together perfectly to create a melancholy late-night mood that would fit perfectly into many a film soundtrack.
Usually, when I listen to music, I’m doing something else while I’m listening but sometimes I hear a song which makes me stop what I’m doing and just listen. Goodnight, Mr. Moon by Karolina Rose is one of those.