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
This band have added their own individual stroke into this song as well as their earlier singles, I believe this works so very well and makes a connection among band and fan or listener. ‘Take What You Need’ evolves from dark melodies to bottomless bass tones, with original elements all through the song we can for sure say you won’t get uninterested listening to this established song. As an accepted four piece band we are all anticipating much more in the future!
It’s Called Heartache (Sky Mix) - this song is a really vast upbeat Club/Dance tune. A pleasant remix of a track done by kinky dove. Would be an ideal song if you need to get moving! It helps to keep everything all brand new and stem out to more listeners. The singing provides a great cover over the Club/Dance beat. The production is definitely the main pull in this song.
Another Girl – It is quite a cheerful track. There are two singers in the song and they both provide diverse vocals. The girl having a melodious voice and the man’s who in which has low lively voice. The drum and guitar riffs are outstanding in this song. As well as the vocals being immense going with the beat of the song really well.
Some Kind Of Fool – This song is a tad slower then the earlier song and speeds up a fragment for the chorus. The drum beat is grand, has really high-quality rhythm with this track and the guitar and drum go together like a couple. This song has again a truly first-class guitar riff and difference between the two singers.
To bring to a close kinky dove’s self titled EP is an in fact a superb EP which has great contrast between the female singer and the male one. Whether or not if there is any additional remix’s in the future from kinky dove, it helps to widen their audience. Really huge EP a have got to have this June the 15th.
“Jason Statham” is the new tune from Men With Ven set to roll out the 1st of June on iTunes. Just a few days before Jason Statham’s new movie spy. This could serve as a great official track for a tribute! It has the potential to be just that, but if not it still serves as a perfect unofficial tribute! If the tribute does get out to Jason Statham then you will have no trouble in seeing Men With Ven glide to the top of the charts!
Check out the video (Without a feature from Jason Statham just yet) here:
Yeti love is a duo with great song writing and really unique music influences. With one half of the duo (Hamilton) being influenced by his own ancestry being half Spanish. A big influence for him was the folk traditions at his hometown Galicia. As well as his rhythm influence being from Celtic roots music. And you can see that from their new single “Lonely Road” out June the 15th and it is a must get for people who would like to try new unique music with a hybrid mix of “alt-rogue-folk-rock”!Links:
Berenice Scott’s new single ‘Walls Cave In’ has a sweet blend of piano and delicate vocals that match perfectly together to create a debut single that could beat the drum for arrival of a major talent. With a sad tone to the lyrics this works well with the catchy chorus, this track is set to turn heads in the music industry; the fluid level of quality of the production, chorus and vocals leaves us weak at the knees!Links:
Overboard – Is the first song of the EP. And is a happy sort of song. This is mostly due to the melody from the vocals. The lyrics are also good in this song. The instruments make it a upbeat rhythm for the vocals to layer over.
Heartracer – A nice melody and harmony on this track. Nice upbeat rhythm to it. This song has song has strong vocals with a lot of general passion in this song in terms of vocals and instruments. It also had a video out on Youtube here:
Summer Gold – Has a great melody and is the main song on the EP. The lyrics really help to create help the melody as well of course the vocals. The instruments create a slower rhythm in this song for everything else to follow.
Ice On The Streets – The instruments and vocals in this song create a really nostalgic vibe to them. The vocals are great in this song giving it motivating feel to it. It is also the only song in the EP that includes a guitar solo in it.
Open Door – The last track of the album, the song has tension sort of feel created by the instruments. The rhythm is also quite fast paced throughout this track. The vocals are strong as well as the lyrics.
To conclude the EP – Summer Gold EP is a great EP which has some great melodies and harmonies that help to create a nostalgic sound. After their previous album, this album is highly anticipated and we could easily see it climb its way up the charts.
EDM Pop making its way overseas from Ukraine to hit the UK. In their native country (Ukraine) they have acquired best album and best single at the yuna awards and they are aiming to do the same in the UK. With there being such a big EDM pop following the UK it is highly possible for them to do just that. Making “Strange Moves” Highly Anticipated single this year! The production is really smooth and crisp given the fact they are independent in Ukraine. The production is world class level and The HardKiss show no signs of not improving! Strange Moves is a must have this year! Out 18th Of June in the UK!