#MusicMondayis the hashtag I've been using for quite a while to share music recommendations from up-and-coming artists. Always fresh, and always different, trying to look for trends before they become one. You can checkJune's reviewfor more music.
Summer is in full swing, and, for this month's selection, I'll let you feast on a great sample of the current UK music scene, with a touch of Canadian Country at the end. Let's have a listen, with a word from the artists themselves. 🎧
Ocean Velvets – I'll Be There
I need you home,
things aren’t always like this,
don’t get better like this
Cause I know that we can try,
to find another way,
to make it okay.
From West Lothian, Scotland, Indie Rock is well represented with a track about offering support to someone that may be having a hard time, but, is it enough? Only time will tell:
"The track came about through a few experiences put into one, kind of relates to someone who’s kind of lost their way a bit and just needs some reassurance, two people on different chapters of their lives but want to start a new one together."
They will all pursue To find out something new And that new just might be you
From Derby, England, let's listen to an Indie Rock track that will take you back to glory days of the genre:
"All of our music is written as a collective and we really wanted a flourescent adolescent type feel with the song as were heavily influenced by 00s garage rock, but lyrically the song was written by one of the members solely, it was written about the feeling of always being a shoulder to cry on especially for people in relationship problems, when knowing in your head that you could solve these problems yourself but knowing that you’ll never be chosen, which isn’t personal to any of us (i don’t think) but we’ve seen happen with close friends of the band which was the inspiration."
Door's always open so come on in Rain or shine just a bunch of friends Some late night great times sittin' round havin' a few
'Cause we got a beer fridge And the truth is We got everything we need in reach Happiness is guaranteed As soon as we open that door
For our final song of the month, let's go to Kingston, ON for a true hymn for that little piece of heaven that waits for you after work. Now I definitively want one myself:
"So this idea, funny enough, did come from a specific experience.
My co-writer Kris went on a repair job and the guy took him out to his garage to the fridge, and the guy in a very serious tone was like “man, you gotta get this fixed, this is my beer fridge.”
Kris brought the idea to a write we had scheduled and as soon as he said it I was in. Have one myself, one of my ex-girlfriend’s dad had a great garage set up, buddies of mine do. Had all the material we needed haha"