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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Jack + Ella – Hometown

MUSIC TIMES TAKES A LOOK AT JACK + ELLA

‘Hometown’ is a lovely sing-along number with a warm and heartfelt mood that reminds us of Fleetwood Mac crossed with Dolly Parton or Taylor Swift, it’s a good mix and match of solid influences.

We don’t think they are trying to copy those artists as they rather have their own unique sound. You can tell these guys have been working hard in the studio because the production is pristine and crisp but with a sort of retro analogue green grass feel to it look out for them in a town near you soon– 4/10

JACK + ELLA – The facts behind the music 

Hometown Single Cover

Jack + Ella are a country duo based in London, UK.  Their music is rooted in country, with infectious and catchy pop rock hooks.

Their influences include artists like Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, John Mayer, Lady Antebellum, Florida Georgia Line and Taylor Swift.

Both Jack and Ella are rock guitarists at heart and love to integrate the sound of rock n roll and male-female vocal harmonies in their country songs.

Jack + Ella met when they were 16 at a young talent competition that their dads had taken them to. Years later, in May 2016, they re-connected after recognising their musical and personality similarities over social media!

They realised very quickly that their writing and playing styles complimented each other too well for them to keep pursuing their own music without each other – and so their official partnership was formed !

The duo are gearing up to release their debut single ‘Hometown’ on 3 April 2017, with an EP entitled ‘Ready’ to follow two weeks after on 17 April 2017. They will then be playing shows across the UK for the rest of the year as well as starting work towards their first studio album.

Jack + Ella online at http://www.jackandellamusic.com

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Paul McCartney live in Tokyo

If I ever got back all the money I ever spent on seeing Paul McCartney in concert, I’d probably only go and spend it on seeing Paul McCartney in concert.

Get the full music-news.com review here

 

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Esther Eden–Is This Love – Review and Video

‘Is This Love’ is a wonderful single taken off the fantastic album ‘Solitaire’ by Dubai’s hottest pop export Esther Eden. Esther was discovered by Jessie J who loved her vocals when she saw her live and put her in touch with Universal Music Mena who promptly signed her.

This is a well written and produced track that has a delicious pop sound that makes you go weak at the knees. Esther’s vocal is lovely it’s not the same as everyone else and has a soft melodic tone that draws you in and the rises up to reveal the infectious hooks and chorus that sticks in your memory and touches your emotions in a happy way. Set for big chart success Esther has already hit the Music Week charts within the top 10 – 7/10

Esther Eden – History

Esther Eden grew up in the UAE, listening to her mother singing along to jazz music and Ella Fitzgerald. With a voice way beyond her years, at the age of 18 now, her vocal maturity has reached a tremendous peak.

Her music journey started off with a life changing experience. In 2014, Jessie J heard Esther performing and filmed the entire performance on her phone.

She also invited Esther to sing her original song at Jessie J’s concert that very evening for an audience of over 10,000 people. A truly inspiring story that hit the headlines and so Esther’s fan base started to develop since then.

At the end of 2015, Universal Music MENA signed a record deal with her to produce and release her new debut album.

Esther Eden was nominated for the Emirates Woman, Woman Of The Year Awards 2016 For the BEST YOUNG TALENT 2016 and has been featured in KhaleejTimes, The National and was given a Full page takeover on iTunes.

Esther’s debut album ‘Solitaire’ was released on November 18 2016 on Universal Music Mena and features the single ” Is this Love”.

https://www.esthereden.com/

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