Backfoot Memory ( Single review)

Backfoot originally formed after meeting through a Queens covers band. Irish drummer Damien Dockery and Armenian vocalist David Zalinian soon began to write their own original material; along with a little help from Hungarian musicians. The outcome is their debut album Running Behind Time.

The result of this is through the latest single "Memory", a combination of funk beats, pop choruses and Latin flair. The delicate timbre of the vocal lines creates a hazy resonance with the listener's attentive listening.

Songwriting is key to how this track works. The simple rhythmic patterns captivate from the start with a steady tempo of electric guitar and piano that repeat phrases to produce a feeling like one is going down an old memory lane. I feel the strengths are from talented musicianship and a rhythm section. The track reaches its climax through a combination of bass, guitar and piano jam sessions. the funky guitar riff retains its composure over the harmonious purrs of a Latin pulse.


Joshua KYEOT S- Blocks ( Single Review)

Joshua KYEOT is a soulful singer/songwriter originally from Accra, Ghana and raised in Croydon, London. KYEOT has a background rich in a musical experience. Albeit, as a leading tenor in high school, or cutting vocals at university halls, Kyeot taught himself to play instruments and sing.

He is now on something of a crescendo wave on the back of a memorable year that has seen the young musician release his own two-track project " She Loves Me", alongside a sold-out appearance at Servants Jazz Quarters, and BBC introducing. He now releases the new single " S-Blocks" off the upcoming EP " She Loves Me".

And what transpires is a beautiful woven pattern of different genres that combine to create a momentary rainbow of harmonious textures that would be beneficial for a regular radio release. "S- Blocks" takes a trip through soul, afro-beats, hard rock and pop with heartfelt lyrics that will keep plenty bating more.

The track starts off with a muted bass sound that skips along to a steady rhythm, before the introduction to KYEOT's sinewy vocals that captivate the audience with power and emotion.
The bridge takes a different direction with the screech of a heavy-laden electric guitar
sound that borrows influence from classic rock acts before returning to the soulful acapella of KYEOT's cries. 

I feel the inclusion of a guitar solo towards the end adds resolution to a track that feels like a man saying goodbye to a loved one. The dynamic mix of flute and a competent rhythm section rounds out a well-polished entrance for the man from Accra.

Joshua KYEOT will be performing at Sebright Arms, London on February 7th 2019.

If you would like more information about the singer you can follow him via

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Freya Alley- Another Man ( Single Review)

Freya Alley is an accomplished and adaptable singer!! That is not a bad statement to start a review on a young star that oozes the ability to appeal to one's emotions. Many readers of this blog will recognise the name of a singer I reviewed back in July.

Alley moved to London from her native Lithuania several years back to pursue a musical career. She soon teamed up with Songwriter Laurence Hobbs from Charthouse Studios, which have found success with notable names like Pixie Lott and Sam Smith.
Frey Alley now treats us to her new single Another Man, a track about the complexities of love that leads to breaking up in a relationship.

I feel this has a slightly darker tone to Come Back, which was released in July. The subtle electronic beats create an eerie atmospheric, that truly symbolises the pain one can feel in this situation.
The most striking attribute of Alley I like is her songwriting, as she writes heartfelt poetry.
This speciality allows the listener to empathise with the subject because they can envision behind it.

Another man combines this songwriting technique with stark music that has similarities to LanaDel Rey. the track opens with a piano-driven passage that maintains a mid-tempo build to Alley's warm and pain etched vocals. The inclusion of drum loops and multi-layered vocals adds to the unsettling feeling when you listen.

You can find out more information by visiting www.freyaalley.com

Alternatively, you can follow her via www.facebook.com/FreyaAlley
www.twitter.com/freya_alley & www.instagram.com/freya.alley

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