If you are ‘Bloodbound’ and seek ‘Life Eternal’ check out hard rockers ‘Soul Exchange’ – Review

Mervilton Records recording artist The Soul Exchange is a band that has constructed a new alchemy from the rock solid foundation of the 70’s hard rock scene.

They have taken this influence into the new millennium and have created their own unique style of metal infused  modern guitar driven hard rock  with great attention to the melodies and grand vocal arrangements.

OUR OPINION – MUSIC TIMES UK

“Sonic, dark, moody and with a powerful punch it’s the mighty ‘The Soul Exchange’ who deliver an alternative rock gem with their new single ‘Life Eternal’ with it’s chugging guitars, ominous organs and powerful vocals that are also melodic and dreamy, this is something for an epic horror movie9/10. 

History 

The Soul Exchange was founded in 2013 by guitarist Hans von Bell, drummer Benny White and guitarist Thomas von Bell.

In 2014  the trio was joined by vocalist Erik Olofsson and Tobias Chevalier (vocals  keyboards etc). The band enjoyed success with their eponymous debut album “The Soul Exchange”  produced by the seasoned rock producer and studio engineer Mats “Limpan” Lindfors  released on January 20th  2015.

In 2016 the band underwent some personnel changes  with Daniel John joining founding members Hans & Thomas von Bell as new vocalist and also bringing in Benny White on drums and Patrik “Patte” Ekel on bass making up the present line up of The Soul Exchange.

Behind the scenes

With the new line up  the band has moved into a new direction  both musically and image wise with a different modern sound and stage image. The Soul Exchange now releases their 2nd full length album ‘Bloodbound’  produced by the renowned Swedish producer Magnus “Tank” Ljungqvist  on the Mervilton Records.

‘Bloodbound’ is a much darker and modern sounding effort  than the debut. The band claims that “this is a new era of The Soul Exchange” and that “Soul Exchange have found its sound on the 2nd release and this will be the formula going forward.

Modern hard rock with a great portion of metal influences  and most importantly  the vocal arrangements and melodies are having a major focus in The Soul Exchanges otherwise riff oriented music”.

The phrase “It is the sound of a new world being born and the louder sound of an old world being destroyed” has never been more relevant than for the new album by The Soul Exchange !

The brand new single from ‘The Soul Exchange’ is entitled ‘Life Eternal’ and is out now.

Online:

http://www.soulexchangeofficial.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulexchangeofficial/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/soulexchange1

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-CqPilBcOUsQh3-4PrgJKQ

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Native Highway unleash powerful new track in the form of ‘Doorway’

Native Highway are a 4 piece Alternative rock band from south London.

Having been a full band for only a year, they are now ready to start releasing material. Their debut single ‘Doorway’ has already been played on Kerrang’s ‘Fresh Blood’ Radio show for number of weeks. With a number of great tracks in the bank, they are set for a good year.

The full line up consists of:

Pun Yingviriya – Vocals/Guitar
Arthur Becker – Guitar
Bruno Pinto – Bass Kevin Smith – Drums

A friendship blossomed from what started as guitar teaching work colleagues. In between lessons Pun and Arthur started exchanging ideas, this then developed into a 3 piece band with Arthur’s cousin Bruno on the bass.

What started as a side project for a few years, later became a serious outlet for music. They were then on the hunt for the drummer to fit the band, and that’s where Kevin come in.

“They have their own brand of Grunge Rock, sung through gritted teeth. It’s immersive, it’s expressive, it’s emotional music. If you love this every bit as much as I do, you’re well on your way to discovering a new favourite.” Alex Baker – Kerrang Radio.

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The new single ‘Doorway’ is out now with distribution from Universal Music Operations.

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Nikki Sixx heartbroken by Chester Bennington suicide

Rockers Nikki Sixx and One Republic are leading the tributes to tragic Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington following the news of his apparent suicide. The Numb singer reportedly hung himself at a private residence in Los Angeles, and his body was discovered on Thursday morning (20Jul17)

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No Soap No Radio drop new album ‘While you were gone’

No Soap No Radio offers a considerable and kaleidoscopic catalogue of great songs and dynamic, accessible music, boasting great rhythmic command and heart-stopping refrains. Their latest release, While You Were Gone, is a compelling album demonstrating everything that makes No Soap No Radio distinctive and memorable.

Built on the songs of guitarist/vocalist Mark Wilson, No Soap No Radio’s sound spans musical genres – from classic rock and pop to the complex jazz-influence of Steely Dan’s fusion or Etta James’ blues – whilst firmly asserting its own stamp.  Combining grace, substance and edge, with spacious melodies and subtle arrangements, the songs are both immediate and complex.  The lyrics are cerebral, wry and dry, with movingly poetic, sometimes dramatic, visual metaphors firmly rooted in vignettes of the everyday – situations, journeys, satire and affection.

Wilson’s heartfelt vocal delivery is intimate and passionate conversational and intense, always pushing the emotional depth of his lyrics.  Bassist Tim Appleby’s classical and jazz roots give the songs depth and direction, perfectly complemented by drummer Paul Taylor’s dynamic and sensitive approach, fusing jazz delicacy with driving rock and Latin punch. Lead guitarist Steve McCormick has the rare ability to move seamlessly from background to foreground, through subtle orchestration and chord work with syncopated rhythms to visceral and searing lead guitar solos. With a sonic palette spanning heavy metal and country, Steve moves fluidly between melodic, inventive finesse and brilliant, abrasive attack.

Based in the north of England, No Soap No Radio have built a loyal following over a number of years. Their new album, While You Were Gone is out now and is available to buy direct from the band’s website (www.nsnr.co.uk) and digital platforms.

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LIVE – The Kooks Cambridge Corn Exchange

After releasing their debut album ‘Inside In/Inside Out’ and achieving quadruple platinum status in the UK within just one year of being on sale, The Kooks became indie pop-rock legends. Selling out every date on their ‘The Best Of’ tour, The Kooks took to the Cambridge Corn Exchange May 9th to bless their dedicated fans with all their greatest indie anthems.

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Yellow Creatures ‘Spectrum’

‘Spectrum’ is the third EP from Newcastle based Yellow Creatures.

It follows their 2014 release  ‘The Year of Everything & Nothing’ EP  which saw the band being selected to play the BBC 6 Music Festival in 2015  where they were introduced by Tom Robinson.

Yellow Creatures influences range from current pop and alternative artists such as Tame Impala, Solange and Radiohead to the 1960s Musique Concrete of Delia Derbyshire.

After exploring a more synth-driven direction on their 2015 track ‘Calendar Man’  which was included in The Tipping Point blog and received airplay on BBC Introducing, Spectrum’ is the most developed and experimental record Yellow Creatures have released to date.

The seven songs are a collage of found sounds and pop melodies incorporating field recordings, electronic beats, swelling synths and polyrhythmic drums.

Lyrically  ‘Spectrum’ is dreamy and pensive with frontman Marc Bird exploring themes both personal and universal.

‘Last Census’ is a frenzied  pulsating prophecy of what life might be like after the last-ever census on Earth  while ‘Pressing Buttons’ is a shimmering, euphoric ode to how modern technology affects our personal relationships.

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The EP will be available to download from yellowcreatures.bandcamp.com on 27th February and is available now to pre-order along with a free download of lead track ‘Spectrum’

Online: https://yellowcreatures.bandcamp.com/

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Music Times hot new band tip – The Boxtones–Against The Odds

The Boxtones are a Scottish/Canadian 5 piece award winning band based in Dubai and signed to Universal Music MENA.

The band consists of: Louise Peel (Lead Vocals), Gary Tierney (Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals), Gill Tierney (Drums, Vocals), Will Janssen (Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals) and Patrick Thibault on Bass and vocals.

Since setting up their own Dubai-based company in early 2013 as full-time musicians, The Boxtones with their energetic and engaging live performances have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans at all of the big events in the region. Such events include Yasalam Beats on the Beach, Formula One Abu Dhabi Party in the Park, Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and more.

The Boxtones are recipients of the prestigious Ahlan! Hot 100 Title  winners of Best UAE Act at the annual Hype Awards and Rolling Stone Magazine’s Street to Stage competition winners. Leading brands Shure and Vic Firth also endorse the band.

The Boxtones have so far performed alongside Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs, Pharrell Williams, The Who, Blur, Florence & The Machine, Enrique Iglesias, Lily Allen, Jason Derulo, Travis, Razorlight, Richard Ashcroft, The Charlatans, The Ting Tings and many more.

The Boxtone’s new album ‘Home’ is out now and features the single Against The Odds, City of Mirrors” feat Ft Two Tone and ‘Home’ .

The album was produced by Gary Tierney and Elvis Garagic at Sound Struck Studios in Dubai.

Check out The Boxtones online:

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https://twitter.com/Boxtones

https://www.instagram.com/theboxtones/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TheBoxtonesVEVO

https://www.facebook.com/theboxtones/?fref=ts

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HOT TIP – Bamboozle new E.P ‘Red Right Hand’

Bamboozle are a 50’s influenced rocking band  with a modern sound. Being one of the only bands to have a gal on vocals and rockabilly slap bass  a world class pedal steel player , one of the scenes top rockabilly guitarists and drummers and mesmerising four part harmonies  Bamboozle are the band to see !

Playing a range of 1950’s rockabilly  swing and western swing classics  original songs and arrangements of some modern tunes , Bamboozle are a truly rocking band to dance the night away to.

The band consists of:

Serena Sykes – Double Bass/Vocals

Jim Knowler – Guitar/Vocals

Dave Kirk – Pedal Steel  Guitar /Vocals

Shaun o’Keeffe – Drums /Vocals

The new single ‘Just like you’ is taken off the album ‘Red Right Hand’.

Bamboozle Online:

Website: http://www.bamboozlehq.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BamboozleHQ/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/bamboozlehq

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bamboozleband

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bamboozlehq/

Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/bamboozle3

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/bamboozle-624372045

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Coldplay has gifted Australia a brand new Christmas song called ‘Christmas With The Kangaroos’.

“Coming to Australia is such a treat so it’s time we wrote a song specifically for Australia,” Chris Martin told the Sydney audience.

The lyrics

“Well have you ever stopped to wonder,
How they do Christmas Day Down Under,
How do they make Christmas nice,
When they got no snow and ice,
And what about poor Santa’s sleigh,
He has to come from fucking miles away,
And what about poor Mick Dundee,
For he ain’t got no Christmas tree,
Well they say Christmas here is much more fun,
We’ve got surfing, we got sun,
Christmas here is sweet as a peach,
Open presents on the beach,
We’ve got barbies, we’ve got beer,
Santa wishes he lives here,
Loads of laughter, loads of booze,
Christmas with the Kangaroos”

Read  more and see the video at Noise11.com

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JereMaya feat Borge–Everything About You

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JereMaya is an Abu Dhabi, U.A.E born entertainer. JereMaya has played with a numerous number bands and has travelled around Europe and Asia performing with different bands and is a passionate session artist both live and studio.

JereMaya has been a performing drummer and vocalist since he was 15 years old and decided in 2016 that he needed to bring his music back and launch his solo career. He is very inspired by the ChainSmokers , Flume, Sia, Major Lazer, Hed Kandi  and Kygo.

• JereMaya has Opened for Led Zeppelin front man Robert Plant, The Prodigy, Incubus and Iron Maiden at the Dubai Desert rock festival 2009.  He has also opened for The Killers, Stone Temple Pilots, Sting , Macy Gray, Kings of Leon, Stone Sour, Earth Wind and Fire and Michael Learns To Rock.
• JereMaya has immense ability when it comes to playing drums and singing at the same time. His ability to adapt to any genre has won him many accolades as a drummer and percussionist. He also plays the “Cajon”and sings with different performing artists in his spare time.

JereMaya has also performed in Dubai as a session artist with Rock Titans “Julianna Down” , Funk band “Bull Funk Zoo”,Colombian artist Fatiniza, Tim Hassall, The Big Idea, The Free-Sound Project , Floetics, Rapper “Jibberish” to name a few and has extensively recorded and toured with these artists. He also had his own band “Jeremiah and the Lucky Strikes”

JereMaya has recorded for numerous artists in the last 15 years. Some of the bands are Junkyard Groove, Bull Funk zoo, Juliana Down, Fatiniza, Noush Like Sploosh, Simon Webb ( ex member of U.K Boy band Blue), Rahlaap,Jaxx ,Mallika Singh, Serge, Dia Hassan, Layla and the Free Sound Project, The Extramentals, Latha Rajeev, Siddhartha and Julianna Down.

JereMaya has found his new sound in Electronic Dance Music and is experimenting fusions of various Electronic Music genres. All great art is always changing, adapting, and reinventing itself and that’s exactly what JereMaya is doing in the studio.

JereMaya is eclectic, energetic, buzzing and always experimenting and says “On a deeper, and more important note, I am about kindness and love and  I wants the music to bring sweetness and dance to a world affected by war and greed”.

JereMaya’s band consists of Samuel Nimoson Jr. (Drums, Backing Vocals, Effects ) , Heykel ( Bass / Synthesizer) ,  Kristian ( Guitars, Effects, Synthesisers ) and JereMaya on Vocals , Effects and synthesisers.

JereMaya has been recording and writing songs with his producer and friend TVDT at Coppertone Studios Stavanger, Norway. The album will be a compilation of songs that he plans on releasing as Singles till January 2017.

The JereMaya sound is an explosion of life, clarity and joy. The title of his album is “Citizen Of World” and the latest single is ” Everything about you” and comes accompanied with a club remix.

 

Online:

Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/JereMaya-1476771082591318/

Youtube : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGF3zN1SrX8QbLHJbQeeKWg

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