Mailman Delivers New-Age Pop Music with Single ‘Owe It To My Heart’

By DOTTIE PARIS Mailman delivers new-age pop music with the latest double single, “Owe It To My Heart”/”The Truth Will Out.” Check it out here: It’s an interesting approach to songwriting and arranging by the UK performer known as the Mailman. The song is an upbeat, with some minor keys at different parts of the tune. The sound is a little like Loggins and Messina blended … Continue reading Mailman Delivers New-Age Pop Music with Single ‘Owe It To My Heart’

Ajay Mathur Blends International with Love of American Roots on ‘Little Boat’

Feature Photo by BENJAMIN CHAULET, Review By JOHN DALY Ajay Mathur is a world musician. Not because his work is like world music, but instead, he has brought together all the influences of his life’s travels to the album, Little Boat. It’s a journey that the Little Boat makes, traveling around the world, an en route Mathur picks up influences of Jimmy Page, Don Cherry … Continue reading Ajay Mathur Blends International with Love of American Roots on ‘Little Boat’

Paul Maged Shows Disdain for Corporation and Guns on ‘The Glass River’

By JOHN DALY Paul Maged has a passion for humanity but says this world has too many ways to limit creativitity of the individual.  His new, 6-song EP The Glass River offers a range of tunes a defiant rock fan would like. The songs all have a good message or good beat, but show particular disdain for organizations and entities that put down the individual. … Continue reading Paul Maged Shows Disdain for Corporation and Guns on ‘The Glass River’

Nick Lamb Takes a New Turn with Single ‘Simple Man’

By DOTTIE PARIS Nick Lamb just wants the simple things in life and his single, “Simple Man,” reflects this. With his latest single, Lamb shows that at the core he is a no-frills musician who strips down his emotions to the sparce words and melody. He puts it all out there with his latest song. “Ain’t got much money but I’m trying baby, maybe love … Continue reading Nick Lamb Takes a New Turn with Single ‘Simple Man’

Raven King Drops New Self-Titled Album

By DOTTIE PARIS Raven King drops a new self-titled album that combines grunge, metal and garage rock with new style results. Sounds a little like Nirvana with shoegazy, dark, overtones and pattern-driven riffs supporting. Despite its grungy feel, like on “Carnival” and “Full,” Raven King is not beyond a metal style, as in “Lost Token.”  The album wraps up with “Armilla,” an interestingly constructed song … Continue reading Raven King Drops New Self-Titled Album

Arthur Fowler Returns to Applause With New EP ‘Here I Am Again’

By DOTTIE PARIS Arthur Fowler has released a second album, aptly titled Here I Am Again, and we should celebrate his return. This is a musician who makes beautiful tunes out of simple ideas and takes them to the audience for delight. Here I Am Again is Arthur’s second album, following up his 2014 release What Keeps Me Going. Fowler collaborates with Japanese and American artists, and … Continue reading Arthur Fowler Returns to Applause With New EP ‘Here I Am Again’

Zaritza Made Her Dreams Come True, Now She Sings About Them

By DOTTIE PARIS Electro-pop princess Zaritza made her dreams come true.  Now she shares those dreams with others through her music. She embodies the elegance of a queen — or more precisely — the wife of a Tzar, or a Tzarita. Her new, self-titled album, Zaritza, brings her dreams to life. Her songs are both regal and compelling, it’s clear she has been influenced by … Continue reading Zaritza Made Her Dreams Come True, Now She Sings About Them

Zeistencroix Band Innovates New Electro-Metal Genre with ‘Gemini’ EP

By JOHN DALY Orlando Draven the Venezuelan-­American  musician has had many challenges to overcome in his life en route to recording his electro-metal music. He grew up in strife-torn Venezuela but rose to become the frontman for the band Zeistencroix and was fortunate enough to work with British producer Tim Palmer to record the EP Gemini. Palmer saw the potential in Draven. The two created a sound that … Continue reading Zeistencroix Band Innovates New Electro-Metal Genre with ‘Gemini’ EP

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Like 2017, an Irrepressible Chorus on ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ Saves a Downbeat Effort

By JOHN DALY During 2017, at least in the U.S., when a glimmer of hope has emerged from the darkness, the people have felt empowered. We’ve endured a tough political year, the deaths of some of our most inspiring musicians and weather gone awry. The Christmas Hearts Club Band hit the mark on the chorus of the new holiday song, “Merry Christmas Everyone” but the … Continue reading Like 2017, an Irrepressible Chorus on ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ Saves a Downbeat Effort

Night Herons Makes a ‘Relevant Noise’ With New Album

By JOHN DALY Oakland’s Night Herons band takes rock back to an earthy grit. The new album, Relevant Noise, introduces the listener to a raw sound that blends garage rock with current day lyrics. Night Herons is reminicent of some of the fun rock bands of the early 1970s.   Night Herons Like the Bird Night Herons is a band like the local bird, which … Continue reading Night Herons Makes a ‘Relevant Noise’ With New Album