James Sebastian, ‘Life’s Tasting Good’

Words By Joey Rochert.

James Sebastian’s latest single, “Life’s Tasting Good,” truly means business. Combining a nostalgic classic rock sound with a modern texture, this track creates a captivating hybrid that demands attention.

The instrumental arrangement adds a layer of quality to the overall experience. The tight drum hits provide a solid foundation, driving the rhythm forward with precision. The potent guitar strikes inject a raw power, complementing James’s vocals flawlessly. Meanwhile, the piercing bass tones add depth and richness to the mix.

“Life’s Tasting Good” stands out not only for its remarkable fusion of styles but also for its undeniable charm. You can check it out below.

Photo Credit: James Sebastian.

Kenton Place, ‘Done With You’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Kenton Place’s latest release, the new version of their hit song ‘Done With You’, showcases their raw and powerful talent for hard-hitting rock music. With soaring guitar riffs, thunderous drums, and powerful vocals, this track is sure to please fans who have been eagerly anticipating the band’s latest offering. The new rendition takes the original song to a new level, adding even more intensity and energy to an already explosive track.

Fans of Kenton Place will not be disappointed with the band’s latest release, which is available to stream on their ‘Terminal (Deluxe Edition)’ album. The song’s passionate and energetic delivery is sure to get fans headbanging and singing along, and the band’s signature sound is on full display in this new version.

You can listen below.

Photo Credit: Kenton Place.

Freelevel, ‘Ride Into The Sun’

Words By Joey Rochert.

“Ride into the Sun” is a new gem that has us hooked! The single from Swedish indie group, Freelevel proves songwriting depth and musicianship, leaving an indelible mark on us!

From the very first notes, Freelevel takes us on a thrilling ride that resonates on both a visceral and emotional level. The track’s powerful vocals, delivered with intensity, serve as a guide through the unique sound crafted by the band. The lead singer, Anna’s ability to convey raw emotion is truly awe-inspiring, evoking a range of feelings from exhilaration to introspection.

You can listen below.

Photo Credit: Freelevel.

Freelevel, ‘Instigator’

Words By Joey Rochert.

The Swedish pop-rock band Freelevel crank up the intensity with their latest single, ‘Instigator’. You won’t be able to resist giving in to this new offering from the group who are smashing it right now!

The guitars tear through the speakers with an irresistible edge, while Anna Christoffersson’s vocals drag us out of our chairs and straight into the encounter. She possesses an unrivalled level of passion, and when she speaks about overcoming any challenge that may be thrown our way, we are left with a lasting impression.

Photo Credit: Freelevel.

Minna Ora, ‘Wind’

Words By Joey Rochert.

Minna Ora provides a gift with her new single ‘Wind’. It is a single that breaks away from the mould, bringing with it a fresh charisma and an exciting spark.

‘Wind’, which is built on a folk-rock base, describes a life filled with struggle, during which the protagonist eventually achieves peace of mind. Minna makes deft use of words to express her experiences, perceptions, and surroundings, and the congruence between her poetic vision and musical inclinations is impeccable.

You can take a listen below.

Photo Credit: Minna Ora.

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.