Estrella crash into 2015 with their second album “We Will Go On.” This release see’s the veteran Scottish rockers channel Aerosmith, ACDC, Van Halen and a whole host of other classic rock favourites to create something truly memorable. The title track “We Will Go On” is set for release on June 22nd and is eagerly awaited by their legions of devoted fans. These fans recently voted Estrella to play Download Festival and they rose to the challenge, wowing the crowds with their showmanship and professionalism. “We Will Go On” takes their classic rock sensibilities and gives a refreshing take on an established genre. With production carried out by legend Nick Brine and track “Here I Am” co written by John T Sinclair of Uriah Heap, this star studded release is set to be one of note. Their infamous live show antics have been condensed into this album, showcasing both their musicianship and their raw energy. Each track flows seamlessly into the other giving that warm feeling only four men in tight jeans with ridiculous haircuts can bring. The album collectively is very dynamic. “Rock City” and “While Hard To Get” adhere to the stereotypical classic rock notions of debauchery and shredding. “My Own Way” and ”Reason” showcase a softer more intricate side to Estrella, demonstrating they are indeed a very versatile band. 2015 has been a significant year for the band. An album due out in June, European tour and festival appearances suggest longevity to this band which will hopefully, bring forth more musical fruits of their labour.
28/6 - Wildfire Festival, Lesmahagow – Scotland
17/7 – Skinandis (Album Launch), Thurso – Scotland
15/8 - Downstairs, Aberdeen – Scotland
28/8 – Glammed Out Rock Festival, The Purple Turtle, London – England
29/8 Degeneration Festival, Nottingham – England
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“Sunlight” by 2nice is the new fantastic single! This is very versatile mixing a variety of genres together! The vocals in the track are great, the song writing is astounding, and the production is excellent! What more could you want from a song which is knocking on the door to the mainstream with no answer so has to resort to breaking and entering! Definitely one to watch out for this year because once 2Nice breaks into the mainstream climbing the charts will be a easy task! “Sunlight” out June 22nd.
Breathe in Bleed Out – Is an upbeat song with really nice rhythm from the drums! A really memorable guitar riff and chorus! And easy on the ear vocals throughout this track! Really nice introduction to the EP.
In a band – is a bit slower paced then the previous song! But has a really heavy guitar riff through this song! The drums also help to create that sound as well as the guitar riff. The vocals are well built in this song too!
The Sun Will Rise – has a great build up to the catchy well built chorus! Quite a lot more down beat and slower then the previous songs. But it’s just to build up to the chorus! One of the best songs in the album in my opinion.
Save Yourself – Is definitely a lot more upbeat through rhythm! The chorus is again catchy as normal from go primitive! The guitar is superb in this song and building up energy along with the drums!
What you pay for – has a really nice build up to introduce the tempo at the beginning! It is most definitely the slowest paced song in the album though! But speeds up for the chorus, it makes the song a lot more pleasing in my opinion. The guitar is also really fantastic in this song, especially with the melodies it creates between the chorus as well as the slow drums!
To wrap up, Go Primitive “100 Ways” EP is a fantastic ep! Definitely one to pre order, and can be pre ordered from here:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/100WaysGplay
BowLDN’s new single “Survivor” is a really excellent song about getting over hard times to make a better life for yourself in the future! The production is fantastic as well as the vocals being uplifting. Due for release June 22nd and can be pre ordered here:
The video visuals are also really superb and can be seen below.
The song is relatable to anyone one who put in a lot of hard work and determination and earned something to show for it (Which should be everyone). BowLDN put hard work into the song and maybe a chart place may be what he has to show for it. Who knows?Links:
Who: Men with Ven
When: Friday 5th June 2015
Where: The Birds Nest
I was invited by a friend to go see Men with Ven last Friday after they heard about their latest single. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was definitely not disappointed. It was a homecoming gig for the former market traders in Deptford. Their musical style is a combination between Chaz and Dave with Kevin Bloody Wilson and it definitely works. There is a strong comedy and political element to most of their songs with titles including ‘Marijuana & Bacon’ and ‘String them up’. The band also earlier in the year conducted a study to see who the public thought was the greatest living British Actor which resulted in their latest hit ‘Jason Statham’.
Lots of their local followers and fans had come out to support the band and there was a homely feeling that carried on throughout the whole night.
The best part about the band is that they don’t take themselves too seriously; dressed as Pearly Kings, the whole audience was laughing, dancing and even doing the conga around the bar at one point, exactly what everyone should be doing on a Friday evening!
Would thoroughly recommend!
Men with Ven carry on their tour dates and will be performing at:
July 4: Hutstock, Whitstable
June 12: The Labour Club, Whitstable
Check the website for further dates: http://menwithvenuk.tumblr.com/post/119943972634/the-gigs
Watch the video for ‘Jason Statham’ here:
I Can Do That
Check Your Prostate
Kiss It Better
Marijuana & Bacon
What Is He On
Back Of My Cab
String ‘Em Up
The Power Of The Conga