Adam Giles Levy, ‘The Fall’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Adam Giles Levy has us spellbound with his new single, ‘The Fall’, which is out today! The forward-thinking artist fills the air with a post-folk-rock vibe, creating a thought-provoking encounter unlike any other!

‘The Fall’, with its melodic texture, is a voyage that will not be forgotten anytime soon. It is a song about a man who, despite his share of misfortune, has a path forward, a path granted by a higher spirit. The music reflects Adam’s lyrics, and while it follows a similar pattern to his previous releases, there is a newfound vitality here, and it is the perfect track to lead us up to his new album, which will be released in November.


Photo Credit: Adam Giles Levy.

Guy Hale, The Interview Series.

Words By Joey Rochert.

Hello, Guy, Let’s talk about your new novel, ‘Killing Me Softly’, if you could sum it up in one sentence what would it be?

Singer accidently kills girlfriend, writes great song, gets haunted by girlfriend. They all live happily ever after!

Killing Me Softly
Killing Me Softly. Book Cover.

Which authors in the current industry inspire you the most?

Ben Aaronovitch, his Rivers of London series is great storytelling with a strong seam of humour running through it. Mick Herron, Slough House Series are great Spy thrillers filled with great characters and a sparkling of brilliant humour. Archer Mayor writes fantastic gritty police procedurals set in Vermont. Joe Gunther his hero really needs to be turned into a TV series. There are many writers that l greatly admire but these three would top my list at the moment.

Guy Hale
Guy Hale.

What is the best thing about being an author in 2022?

The best thing about being an author in 2022 is that its not 2020 or 2021 so there is a chance to get out there and meet your readers. Apart from Covid restrictions easing with so many ways of getting your book out into the public domain there really never has been a better time to be a writer. There has also never been a more competitive time to be a writer, but hey, you can’t have everything!

Guy Hale
Guy Hale

Is there a certain place you often go to write? E.g a certain room, or environment?

I am very lucky to live in a house in rural Worcestershire set in five acres on the side of a hill. I have a nice two hundred yard walk up to my writing office, set at the top of the hill, with views out over four counties. A great place to clear the mind and to be uninterrupted by the modern world.

What is your first memory of music novels?

I don’t really think it’s a music novel but Jazz is woven into the fabric of Ben Aaronovitchs Rivers of London series. The London Jazz scene from the sixties right through to the current day pervades the story and gives it a great back beat.

More information regarding the book can be found here.


Photo Credit: Guy Hale.

Artic Baba, ‘Mr Crazy’ – Video Review

Words By Joey Rochert.

Artic Baba, the wild cards, take centre stage with the release of their video for ‘Mr Crazy.’ The video, which follows the release of their breakout track, keeps us glued to the screen, and the band hold nothing back when it comes to expressing their enthusiasm.

Each band member rises to the occasion with zeal, demonstrating that creating music videos with a band can be a lot of fun. The chemistry between them is evident, and this fresh reveal solidifies their single even more.


Photo Credit: Artic Baba.

Prior The End, ‘Cutting My Roots’

Words By Joey Rochert.

‘Cutting My Roots’, by Prior The End, grabs the lugs and takes us on a voyage. The album is a fresh collection of the most exquisite rock and hard rock items, and the German band has us hell-bent on the speakers for the duration.

Prior The End
@ Prior The End.

The new record stands out with a diverse range of styles and aspects that mark the road forward for the group who are taking off in rapid succession. The drums have omnipotent power and hit with ferocity! The guitars, as well as Alexander’s vocals, tear through the sound, leaving us wanting more.


Photo Credit: Prior The End.

Luis Morrison, ‘Ultraviolet’

Words By Joey Rochert.

‘Ultraviolet’, Luis Morrison’s debut single, can’t go wrong! The singer-songwriter from the United Kingdom’s Midlands does things his way, and the sounds he creates have us clinging to the speakers like chewy on the bottom of a sneaker.

The crunchy guitars catch our attention with their virility, and the bass lead and drum beat have us tapping our feet long after the song has ended. Luis has a great voice, and despite this being his first release, he does not sound inexperienced. Furthermore, he possesses a level of skill comparable to that of the game’s best players, and if he continues on this road, he will be giving the chart-toppers a run for their money.

Check it out below.


Photo Credit: Luis Morrison.

Kenton Place, ‘Haley’s Comet’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Kenton Place are back and bigger than ever with their new release, ‘Haley’s Comet’. It is a track that stands out among today’s contemporary noise and leaves an impression from the first listen.

Fusing heavy rock with modern hooks, Kenton Place smash the walls down with verve. They have an irrefutable sound, and the melody comes catchier than a fisherman’s net.

As the track progresses, we hear a wide range of sounds popping to the surface. The vocals are solid, and the crunchy guitar solo kicks us into shape.

You can take a listen below.


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Kenton Place, ‘Done With You’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Kenton Place’s ‘Done With You’ exemplifies how rock is best when played loud. The song is a show-stopper, drawing us in and not letting go once it begins!

Kenton Place

The band, which hail from the United States, do not hold back with their forward-thinking outlook. They take cues from some of rock’s biggest stars, but they still manage to carve out a unique niche for themselves! It’s impressive for all the right reasons, and one can only imagine how powerful it’d be at a festival!

Check it out below.


Photo Credit: Kenton Place.

Schmuck, ‘Stoking The Unrest’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Schmuck’s latest album, ‘Stoking The Unrest,’ is gaining attention for all the right reasons. It is a well-made record featuring everything for individuals who appreciate fresh sounds combined with a nostalgic quality.

Schmuck

The entire album forges a new path for rock music. It also doesn’t stay in one position, making it even more indenting. Furthermore, this isn’t your typical rock performance, and it incorporates a variety of styles, including DNB, to create a rather stimulating texture!

The vocals stand out, the music is hot, and the production excellence shines through each track.


Photo Credit: Schmuck.

Raphael Klemm, ‘Sorry Dear World’

Words By Joey Rochert.

With his latest single, ‘Sorry Dear World,’ Raphael Klemm brings back nostalgic vibes. Furthermore, the release has a 90’s rock vibe, but there are plenty of new hooks to keep him current in today’s game.

Raphael Klemm

The entire track is musically engaging, and the chorus takes it to a whole new level of sophistication. The refrain’s hook is indenting, and Raphael backs it up with a captivating vocal delivery. He has a lot of energy and gives the bigger hits a run for their money in terms of performance.

Check it out below.


Photo Credit: Raphael Klemm.

Olly E, ‘Rise Above’

Words By Joey Rochert.

With ‘Rise Above,’ Olly E, the rocker who needs no introduction, returns more vital than ever. It’s a solo effort from the British musician and composer, and as it progresses, he creates an atmosphere that’s easy to get lost in quickly.

A bright guitar tone opens the tune, pinching the ears with a bite for the right reasons. It gradually builds to the first stanza, where Olly shows that he is up to the task. The track appears to be heading straight towards the drop from the start, but Olly, being the mastermind, decides to keep us on the edge of our seats.

Olly E

Olly has a unique vocal timbre that is difficult to compare to others in the scene. We can draw parallels with artists who have previously risen to prominence, such as Placebo’s frontman, but he is in a class by himself in terms of style. This unique creative approach makes him stand out, and it will be impossible to place him amid any of the innumerable tracks published to DSPs regularly.

The refrain in ‘Rise Above’ is catchy, and all of the sounds blend seamlessly. The drums pound furiously, and the guitar riffs speed up, making the track a strong stadium filler. Also, the bass manages to make its way out of the frantic mix, and no sound is lost, which is a testament to Olly’s mixing talent.

Olly generally fills the vocal space with his lead delivery. Therefore there aren’t many supporting harmonies. As is sometimes the case with tracks like this, but a little additional backing at certain parts would have been fantastic!


Photo Credit: Olly E