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SONG OF THE DAY: PRANA SONGBIRD FT RANDY STEPHENS - THE RIVER

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  French Creole singer Prana Songbird returns with "The River" featuring Blues guitarist Randy Stephens. The track was published via Sony Orchard Music and produced by Grammy Award-winning  Thomas Marolda (Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart).  Having toured recently throughout Florida with her tribute show the Company of DIVAS, Songbird has also recently featured as the lead actress in the film Love, Song and Power. She now returns to the airways with Randy Stephens to deliver another mammoth performance with "The River". Prana's powerful and wavering vocals soar over blues guitar, bass, drums and dazzling keys. The song leaves you feeling warm inside as it finishes with an extensive solo. This soul song manages to strike the listener right through the heart, as Prana develops her vocal range and power. words by Anselm Anderson For further reading on Prana Songbird, click here  song  OF THE DAY: PRANA SONGBIRD FT RITCHIE SAMBORA- LISTEN LIKE IT'S GOSPEL | Rambling Man

UK ROCKERS' SKAM RELEASE NEW EP "VENUOUS" VIA X RAY RECORDS

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After hitting the UK rock chart at number 6 with their recent EP Intra , powerhouse UK hard rock trio SKAM release their second EP 'Venous' on 1st October via X-Ray Records Pre Order 'Venous' CD HERE Pre-Save/Pre-Order VENOUS HERE The vision was to release two separate EPs rather than a full studio album. This approach means the band were able to spread out their releases over a year rather than in one. ' Venous' is the second part of a 2 EP collection and completes this vision that the band had. Steve from SKAM had this to say: "We are totally excited for people to get their ears around Venous. Knowing we had a second release penned for this year, we decided to hold back some killer tracks. Lyrically, the songs follow the same theme of human conditions and experiences. We have really tried to push the envelope of the SKAM sound on this one and there is something there for fans both old and new. You will hear hard-hitting bangers typical of the sound SKA

EP REVIEW: BASTETTE- EXPOSED.

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  Wigan's own female-fronted Rock band Bastette release the sophomore EP  Exposed  this Friday (September 17th) via RPM records. The pop/rock act combines gritty lyrical content, powerful melodies and pop stylings to create a five-track EP that covers themes such as love, betrayal, control and manipulation. The EP was produced by Gareth Nuttall at The Lounge Recording Studio in Wigan. The opener "Stand Back" is a dark pop track with a strong message behind the track. Vocalist Catherine Kenyon sings over pounding drums and an eerie electronic ambience. Next up is "Talk About It", a gritty track with Kenyon sounding like a defiant woman in the face of adversity. Bastette writes original songs with raw passion and empathy to drive such aforementioned issues to the listener. Kenyon comes across as a competent frontwoman unafraid to open up. The vocalist's relatable and evocative timbre is sung from the heart over a sonic rock guitar sound. No more so than the m

ALBUM OF THE WEEK- SHAW DAVIS AND THE BLACK TIES- RED SUN REBELLION

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 Blues trio Shaw Davis and The Black Ties return with their third studio album Red Sun Rebellion , released via Sony Orchard Music. The outfit has revitalized the usual stripped-back blues with an edgy rock sound, heavily influenced by bands like Rage Against The Machine, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. The nine-track record was produced by Grammy-award winning producer Paul Nelson (Johnny Winter).  The album starts with the upbeat lead single "Higher", a good choice for radio airplay sees Davis improve his vocals to harmonize over a bombastic riff. Next up is "Heart To Steal" with another uptempo track that shows how far the performers have grown in the past three years. The swinging rhythmic patterns give a raw sense of a boogie-blues number. Davis sounds like he is in his element with incendiary guitar licks and breaks that signal the band's new direction. Davis, bassist Patrick Stevenson and drummer Bobby Von Stone have drastically honed their skills and t

MUDDIBROOKE RELEASE NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR "LIVERPOOL GUY" AHEAD OF ALBUM RELEASE.

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Rising alt-rock/grunge trio MuddiBrooke have released a new music video for their latest single 'Liverpool Guy'. The track is taken from the Derby band's forthcoming debut ep ' Lunacy ' which is out 22nd October and available to pre-order now. Ahead of the release of 'Lunacy', MuddiBrooke have announced a series of live dates to promote the new release.  "'Liverpool Guy' could be seen as an anthem of the end of lockdown and being released from our, sometimes, comfortable prisons ", says vocalist/guitarist Brooke. "Uncovering the lunatic side of life in confinement has revealed the reality of what it is to be human at the most challenging of times. The desire to be social animals, experience relationships of different kinds and live out who we really are is in sharp focus for many right now. With 'freedom' seemingly restored, we can now go back to our favourite bars, nightclubs and be with whoever the hell we want to. We wante

HANNAH SCHZDE MUSIC INTERVIEW: " I wanted to move people through sound and lyrics just like all of my favourite music artists are able to do!"

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The Rambling man got the opportunity to speak with Mexican singer/songwriter Hannah Schzde about her latest single "Shine", Musical influences, and the singer's Instagram blog about gardening. You can read the full interview below; Hello, How are you? Could you introduce yourself to new listeners?  Hi, I’m doing well and I’m very excited to be doing this interview with Rambling Man! My name is Hannah Schzde, pronounced “Sheez-dae”, and I’m a bilingual songwriter and violinist born and raised in Mexico City and now based in Boston, MA.  How would you describe your sound ?  My music sounds like an ideal road trip playlist: it has a little bit of every genre, from acoustic sounds and emotional string arrangements to electrifying, danceable beats with an indie feel.  What inspired you to get into music? Music has always been an important part of my life, not only as a performer but also as a listener. I have always known I wanted to move people through sound and lyrics just l

THE RAMBLING MAN'S PLAYLIST OF THE MONTH- SEPTEMBER

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   The Rambling Man's Playlist of the month returns to these pages with a look back at the best tracks this blog enjoyed last month. Please click on the player below to see who made it;

Smoking Martha reveals new track 'Liquid Sunshine' ahead of sophomore studio album 'Universe'

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Australian Alt-Rock group Smoking Martha is back with a new single and album announcement. The rising diverse Brisbane alt-rock group is set to release its new full-length studio album, 'Universe', this December via Xelon Entertainment. T he official music video for the album's second powerful single, 'Liquid Sunshine', is out now following the release of the lead track, 'Good Girls'. Smoking Martha's new track offers a raw, introspective insight into this young Australian rock group. “ We wanted to keep this video pretty raw and simple like the song itself", says the band. “Liquid sunshine tells a story about the love of the sea, the sun and the memories of young love over an endless summer!”. Universe  follows on from the successful debut album, 2017's In Deep,  but showcases a broader soundscape and mature songwriting nested in comfortably amongst plenty of earworms. Produced by the group alongside Matt Bartlem and Luke Palmer (Dead Letter

SONG OF THE DAY- BRENDA CAY- DRUNK ON COUNTRY SONGS

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  Country singer Brenda Cay returns with her third single "Drunk On Country Songs", released today (September 3rd). The follow up to "Alone With You" and "Wherever You Are" is a fun poke at a night out in a local bar. The singles show how the pandemic hasn't stopped Cay from doing what she loves the best, following the critically-acclaimed release of her 2020 EP  Fragile Like A Bomb. Marland-native Brenda cay grew up alongside the eastern Shore, originally starting off as a CPA.  Brenda Cay has now established herself as a reputable songwriter and artist in Music City, USA. Brenda focuses on Country music and her songs are woven with subtle hints of pop, rock, and R&B .Brenda was nominated for Song of the Year in 2019 at the Josie Awards for her single, “Joe,” in the Americana/Bluegrass category. "Drunk On Country Songs" is a parody of drinking away your sorrows in a country bar. Cay sounds whimsical, as she uses clever wordplay to expre

EXCLUSIVE: VELVET INSANE RETURN WITH NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR "SPACE AGE DJ"

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Swedish Rock act  Velvet Insane follow the success of their most recent album Rock 'N' Roll Glitter Suit  with a new lyric video for their third single "Space Age DJ". The Eleven-track album is described in their press release as" sounds, breathes, and swaggers like it was made in London 1973" The album was produced by Diamond Dogs Frontman Sulo with guest appearances by The Hellacopters' Dregen and Nicke Andersson on single "Backstreet Liberace" The band's Smooth pop harmonies pumped up by heavy drums and barbed wire guitars bring back memories of a time when Slade, TREX, Bowie & Roxy Music were topping the charts. From the catchy singalong choruses of the pop gems “Velvet Tongue”, “Riding the Skyways” & “Sound of Sirens” to the frantic boogie energy of  “Driving Down the Mountain”, “Backstreet Liberace” & “Space Age DJ”,  You also get a glimpse of Ziggy Stardust in the acoustic ballad “Midnight Sunshine Serenade”. Velvet Insan