Thursday, 8 May 2014

Kassassin Street

This young Psychedelic Rock Band have the whole package, Frank Turner (Producer) turns to twisted psychedelia with Kassassin Street.
 Southsea Psychedelic forerunners Kassassin Street have unveiled their newest creation "The Royal Handkerchief Ballet" recorded at the legendary Konk Studios.
 The track is a strikingly result owing equal debts to Kula Shaker, Beck & Primal Scream whilst being in a class of their own, this is in part thanks to the great musicianship in the band, their individual talents merging to create something fresh & exciting amongst the today's indie genre.

The uniqueness of Rowan Bastables vocals is a key feature on "The Royal Handkerchief Ballet" always the glue that binds the bands diverse musical leanings together, Bastables vocal blasts powerfully through the chaos to provide the band with their instantly recognisable sound, whilst the chorus features the deceptively simple & upbeat "in the morning i won't leave you/cos I'm your good friend' make no mistake about this band this is dark psychedelia in action - a twisted acid trip through the shadowy land of psychedelic indie.

For the video the band have turned to a Brighton based Italian Visual Artist whose vibrant multi-coloured creation is the perfect compliment to the intense music of Kassassin Street.

Watch "The Royal Handkerchief Ballet" video here:

Kassassin Street grabs your attention with it's perfect balance of Psychedelic Indie which makes for a delightful listening experience, i sincerely hope this is the first of many releases for Kassassin Street as they are PsychTasticBrillance!
 Their unique identity wholly belongs to Kassassin Street they are letting their creative juices flow using an amazing combination of sounds/styles formally known as being experimental their single is a well-delivered piece of artistry (Great Vibes).

They have pulled out all the stops with this awesome single & chances are you will be hearing alot more about them, they take alot of inspiration from a range of iconic bands these guys ultmately mix it all together to create a licious fusion of pure Psychedelic Indie they deserve your undivided attention things can only get better as this band continue to excel musically, the right elements to stick in your head which keeps you longing for more, this is what Independent Music needs they are clutching a new species of song.

If you haven't heard of Kassassin Street i highly recommend that you give your ears a chance & check them out as they are a collection of fine talent you should consider this The A-Team of Psychedelia.

They are on the top of my breakthrough list for 2014 Kassassin Street is a new dimension of Psychedelic Indie

  • Step on board & cling on for your life these boys know how to craft a song, how to give life to a perfect swirling maelstrom of Psychedelia drenched majesty - Rebel Rebel Music Club

  • Make great music - Beyond the surface level excellence though lies a further greatness more intelligent more admirable - 7bit Arcade

"The Royal Handkerchief Ballet" is coming out via itunes & Spotify on 26th May!

Check out Kassassin Street out on these links:

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

The Wah Wah Collective

The Wah Wah Collective deliver electric funky soul which is a licious mixture of NuSoul, Latin, NuJazz, Hip Hop, Acoustic, Electro & Dance.
 The Wah Wah collective were intitially a London based Neo-Soul underground music group from 2002-2005, the music group gained notoriety for their mixture of Neo-Soul with alternative dance, The Wah Wah Collective founding members are Georgeyo (Songwriter/Vocals/Keyboards) & The Elusive (Songwriter/Vocals/Song Arrangement/Producer), Mathieu Karsenti (Songwriter/Acoustic Guitar, The Wah Mama Sanya Lerin (Songwriter/Lead Vocalist/Project Support) is really a representation of mother nature comprising of everything & everyone, a holistic approach which is reflected in the diversity of The Wah Wah music all under the banner "Electric Soul".

Their album is a completely independent project the eclectic flavour of the album stems from the various backgrounds of the members the album showcases many songs of which were released on Vinyl or were never released also features re-mastered songs from live sessions & new material making it a 15 song album "Cry Baby Soul" out now on iTunes & Amazon.

 The album displays a journey from classic Neo-Soul into a Latin Dance influenced experience then finally transcending into Hip Hop & Eclectic alterntative dance which i absolutely love.

Check out the amazing The Wah Wah Collective for yourself on these links:

Monday, 3 March 2014


Let me introduce you to "Apt" there is a darkness to their music but always with a shining light... bringing a sense of hope & wonder, they are likened to Depeche Mode, The Pet Shop Boys, Aha and early OMD they have just released the hotly-anticipated release of their 10 track debut album "Energy, Light And Darkness" by Jonteknik Music, the collaboration between Martyn Bailey & Jon Russell. Described as Dark Ambient Electronic Pop, you can order directly from Jon Russell here: the album comes with a 4 page colour booklet.

All songs written by Martyn Bailey (Vocals) & Jon Russell (Music & Production) They have carried on the retro 80's electro pop tradition both have a deeply rooted passion for old skool electronic pop, both have already made a name for themselves.

"Energy, Light And Darkness" showcases their amazing songwriting & their unique artistic creative identity that wholey belongs to Apt, again another duo that is creating their own species of genre that is the beauty of being experimental once these juices flow all will fall into place, i love nothing more than artists who use that experiemental direction pushing boundaries so to speak being individualists where their music is concerned.
As soon as the album kicks off it grabs your attention with it's thumping basslines & perfect synth-pop gems this is superb dark electro at it's best.

  • At Night I Come Alive
  • Make Contact
  • Changing Lanes
  • Epiphany
  • Pendulum
  • The A To Z Of Numbers
  • Inner City
  • Days On An Edge
  • Waking The Beast
  • The Night Train
Their music is very mesmerizing you can say you get easily hooked it's that hypnotic i highly recommend you checking out this amazing duo they work hard at their craft it shines through, they are already on my electronic dance playlist they are "Pioneers of Dark Electro" i am looking forward to hearing more from them i'm already craving for more.

Check out Apt on these links!! Tell your friends start spreading the word!!

Friday, 31 January 2014


Two unique bands collaborating on this amazing music project that is iScat!! 1 Part Ice & 1 Part Cat = iScat (Neil from Big Cat Ugly Bat & Del from Ice Chrystalls) this duo has great chemistry a combination of fine talent.

Best way to describe iScat is that they are Experimental specialising in infusing different genres/styles it's an enjoyable purrfect blend of Indie, Electro & Rock look out for hidden gems of Country & Punk & listen out for the harmonicas & banjos this is what makes them stand out they deliver creative pieces of musical artistry.

I couldn't ask for better musical minds working together iScat is a partnership made in heaven well & truly.

It's important to me to connect to the lyrics of the songs the power of the music should ripple through your whole body & soul feel the lyricists passion & get the full meaning behind each song as every one is story that needs to be told an experience to be shared.

iScat are unsigned their music is catchy, powerful with beautiful melodies & vocal strengths a creative mix of  delightful personalised songs full of charisma & charm with outstanding music arrangements which is beautifully put together, their music is a reflection of everything that is iScat their music speaks for its self, they are new & fresh making their own impact on the music scene you get great vibes from them they have a wicked friendly fire.

Songs to name a few:
  • File Under Water (Love the hypnotic video to this song)
  • One (Amazing atmospherics & mix of synths)
  • Escape (One of my favourites it's very different to anything that they have done, they get very experimental on this track loving the Folk/Country vibes of the harmonicas & banjos it's like something straight out of 'Nashville' absolutely enchanting reminds me of Bob Dylan i could listen to this all day it sends shivers down my spine truly mesmerising)
  • Deluded (Has a cool 70's vibe)
  • Take My Hand (Is lovely to listen too)
  • Your Loving Arms (Originally by Billie Ray Martin she liked it so much she allowed them to keep it on Soundcloud, iScat version an amazing interpretation) 
The composition of "Delude" & "File Under Water" are just beautiful the vocals are the icing on the cake.

They quickly building a strong fan base & following check out the charismatic and ambient musical project that is iScat  they have a passion for being adventurous and pushing boundaries their creative juices full of experimentalism is developing a new species of genre they are on my breakthrough list for 2014.
iScat are emerging icons they have a bright 2014 head for them so watch this space they are constantly evolving!!