Julian Lennon Picks

julian new1"If I was gonna write again I had to live again I had to look deep inside myself and start again." So says Julian Lennon of his decision to return to the music industry after an absence of seven years.  Music - Photography - Documentary

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crose profileCaoilfhionn (pronounced Keelin) Rose is a singer, songwriter and producer from Manchester. Emerging from a diverse music scene, she ties together remnants of Manchester’s musical past with its evolving present. She has collaborated with musicians from around the world and is perhaps best known for her work with Vini Reilly of Durutti Column: Collaborating on four songs on The Durutti Column – Chronicle LX:XL album.  
Caoilfhionn’s music draws on a diverse range of influences from The Mummers, to Rachel Sermanni, Melody’s Echo Chamber and Broadcast. She also professes to a love for beautiful, stripped back, piano based music, such as Dustin O’Halloran and Peter Broderick. Vini Reilly from The Durutti Column is a big influence and inspiration as is her immediate environment. With Manchester’s Fletcher Moss Park especially inspiring. Her debut album Awaken is released October 2018 on Gondwana Records. A deeply collaborative recording, co-produced by Matthew Halsall, Caoilfhionn and members of the band it is a rich tapestry that draws on folk, psychedelia and subtle electronica influences to produce something expansive, fragile and experimental.

fengsuaveThe music of Amsterdam-based psych pop/soul duo Feng Suave is reminiscent of bygone times when vocals are drowned in reverb and instruments are seemingly recorded under water. Because the soulful vocal melodies alluding to the 60s and 70s and punchy, seismic bass lines make for a warm, genre-defying, psychedelic deluge of airwaves embellished with dreamy effects.  

dolfyellowclawFeaturing Sophie Simmons this downbeat track offers the sexy vocals by Sophie combined with the big sounds by Dolf.  When he is not destroying crowds with his full on enfused EDM sound he is putting out some nice downbeat gems.

ben-westbeechBen Westbeech is back, and back in style, by the sounds of this new track 'The Book'. Take a listen below. His new album, There's More To Life Than This, out on Strictly Rhythm records.  (Below Zero is bringing this back from the vault from 2009 as we believe it needs a second look in 2018)


Welcome to world.  Welcome to a truly multi-talented musical force.  Welcome to an album that's a hybrid of myriad styles and genres  Welcome to something unexpected, heartfelt, genuine, true and most importantly of all, fun.  Welcome To The Best Years Of Your Life - Ben Westbeech's debut album - displays a wide range of musical influences and styles.

Futuristic suburban soul, fuzzy-edged funk, unpretentious pop, robust jazz, freshly laced hip-hop and dancefloor derived sounds ranging from drum n bass to house are all present. The result is a potent cocktail blended by, and filtered through, Ben's creative and multi-talented musicianship.  Rather than confine himself to the role of singer-songwriter, classically trained Ben also takes the credit for playing most of the instruments, and for much of the mixing and production of the album too.

janandnaomiJan & Naomi are on Hot Buttered Records and bring an alternative / indie sound.  They have multiple releases out including Leelooo and Alexandra, Jan, Naomi are and A portrait of the artists as a young man.

Check them out on their Bandcamp page.

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