Sunday, August 10, 2008

"A Blue Image" by What's Eating Gilbert Grape (Rock Artist from United Kingdom)

RadioIndy is pleased to present What's Eating Gilbert Grape with a GrIndie Award for their CD "A Blue Image"
 
"A Blue Image" by What's Eating Gilbert Grape is an aggressive alternative rock album with a touch of art rock. The songs feature beautiful melodies, interesting progressions and very good musicianship. The album has a cool vibe about it and the sound is a nice blend of classic alternative and bit of the new. The band is tight and the vocals are hauntingly mesmerizing (think Perry Ferrell). Highlights are "I'm Always," a high energy song with some wicked drumming, big guitar riffs and a cool bass line. "Ten Years" features some cool experimental guitar work, nice melodies and more tight drum work. "Twisted Magnolia" opens with a cool bass line and sitar like guitar, evolving into a beautifully layered and innovative tune. If you enjoy alternative rock or psychedelic flavor, you'll enjoy this CD.
-William and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"I Heart History" by Al Start (Pop Artist from United Kingdom)

RadioIndy is pleased to present Al Start with a GrIndie Award for their CD "I Heart History"
 
"I Heart History" by Al Start is an outstanding acoustic guitar-based album with tantalizing melodies and sultry vocals. The album has a haunting undertone with mellow, crisp arrangements and beautifully layered vocals. The production quality is great and Al shines as a songwriter with interesting lyrics and a fine listen-ability to her songs. This is a totally-pro radio-ready CD with mass appeal. Highlights are "Lover's Lane," with a gorgeous, intimate vocal performance and airy guitar. "Freak Show" has an excellent Tracy Chapman-type groove in which Al's vocals sound great. "The Vinegar Valentine" is a heart strong story with more great guitar work and nice vocal harmony. "More of a Man" is the dirge of the album, with a punchy drum track and an overall moodiness. If you enjoy female singer-songwriters you'll love this CD.
-William and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"Sometime" by Matthew Hill (Rock Artist from United Kingdom)

RadioIndy is pleased to present Matthew Hill with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Sometime"
 
"Sometime" by Matthew Hill is a memorable alternative rock album with an urban undertone. There is a noticeable punk-pop influence in the sound. Moreover, the songs are very catchy, flaunt an appealing rebellious intensity, and are generally positive. Matthew's voice is very distinct and has a passionate tremble to it, which nicely compliments his soulful lyrics. Musically, this CD also stands out with arrangements that are quirky and air-tight. The opener, "Love on My Side," has a great hook, unique vocal delivery, and is just plain catchy. "Dear Me" starts off vengefully, with a hot guitar riff and punchy vocals. There are some nice vocal harmonies in the chorus as well. The title-track settles things down a bit with a few chords on the guitar, a simple beat, and a heart-felt vocal performance. If you like Adam Ant and The Beatles, you'll like this one.
-William

“Sit Back And Smile” by Martin Nelson (Folk Artist from United Kingdom)

RadioIndy is pleased to present Martin Nelson with a GrIndie Award for their CD "Sit Back And Smile"
 
"Sit Back And Smile" by Martin Nelson is a uniquely impressive folk/acoustic album. Martin's passionate vocals and expressive lyrics make singing along a natural reaction. Moreover, the acoustic guitar work on this CD is nothing short of phenomenal. "A Little After 1'o'clock" demonstrates Martin's transcendental guitar work, bringing the listener to a place of inner peace and reflection. "Lost Emotions" is another unforgettable instrumental track, flaunting an acoustic arrangement that induces a very thick emotional atmosphere. Furthermore, the heart-melting ballad "Not Asking Much" shows off Martin's lyrical sincerity and skill. With production that is radio-ready, this album is destined to make its mark among fans of meaningful, heartfelt acoustic tunes.
-Lea & The RadioIndy Team
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

“Fagan & Payne” by Fagan & Payne (Rock Artist from London, England)

"Fagan & Payne" is the self-titled debut featuring a well-crafted collection of songs that are classically upbeat with a touch of broodiness from UK artists Fagan & Payne. Kelly Fagan's voice wraps itself beautifully around Lucho Payne's wonderful and diverse acoustic guitar work. Their relationship leaves little need for trickery; rather, Fagan & Payne are all about great melodies, a naturally distinct sound, and great performances. Although they have their own styles, the two incorporate several genres into their act, including alternative and pop rock, lounge, and jazz, and they do it with ease. This album is well-recorded with an intimate quality that makes you feel as though you could hear a pin drop. Highlights include the opener, "The Story of Me and You," which sets the tone right off the bat, creating an immediate window into the concept, and includes some cool hand claps, a lovely guitar progression, and a crisp vocal. "Dear Dear Me" features a great lounge jazz progression and a warm vocal performance. "Started Thinking (Stuart Boldt Remix)" wraps up the album with a great layering of vocals, thumping beat, and a simple acoustic progression and extreme danceability. If you enjoy acoustic acts with a dark swagger and style, you will enjoy Fagan & Payne.
-William
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Friday, August 1, 2008

"Welcome to Murraysville" by Phil Murray and the Boys from Bury (Rock artist from the United Kingdom)

"Welcome to Murraysville" is a Brit punk album from Phil Murray and the Boys from Bury. Most of the album takes on the simplistic, classic punk rock sound with Ramones-style three chord progressions. However, it also incorporates the organ, hand claps and intense guitar solos that draw from pop rock, blues and rockabilly. Murray's vocals are very British and styled similarly to contemporary artist Art Brut, as well as likely influences The Ramones, The Clash, and The Smiths. PM&tBfB's lyrics are original, humorous and often about life (and "Rainy Nights") in Rotherham; their Northern England home town. "Welcome to Murraysville" is well-produced, intentionally giving the album that gritty punk rock sound of its predecessors. "Average Day" shows the band's musicianship as it opens with a great bass line that is soon after matched by the guitar. "High Visibility Packamac" is a humorous song about people who drive Jettas and play Yu-Gi-Oh. The catchy chorus says it all; "He wears a high visibility packamac/With security written on the back." "17 Stone," "I Can't Stop Eating Trees," and "Dying Turtle" are also rather hilarious, pouring memorable lyrics atop that classic punk rock sound. "Welcome to Murraysville" is a packed album that does not let up until we're all on our backs doing the "Dying Turtle." Fans of that classic Brit punk sound with a sense of humor should check out Phil Murray and the Boys from Bury.
-Chris & the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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"Nikki Corfield and the Pocket Rocket Band" by Nikki Corfield and the Pocket Rocket Band (Pop artist from the United Kingdom)

"Nikki Corfield and the Pocket Rocket Band" is the self-titled Brit pop album brought to you by a strong group of UK musicians. The key characteristic of this album is the powerful vocal performance from Corfield. Her strong, British alto voice is similar to contemporary Brit pop female vocalists Amy Winehouse and Duffy. The Pocket Rocket Band backs Corfield's vocals nicely with solid work on the keyboard and guitars, producing a diverse musical styling. Combined, the group has created an album filled with great arrangements, from bitter pop songs to heartfelt piano ballads. The recording quality of this self-titled album is excellent, with polished beats ready to hit the clubs and quiet ballads with clean instrumentation and vocals at the forefront. "Still Waiting" opens with a great acoustic guitar solo over a nice piano progression that shortly thereafter introduces a beat that turns the song into a pop dance number. "End of the World" is a soulful piano ballad about feeling overwhelmed that has a great arrangement, including a string section. "Feel the Love" has a more poppy and upbeat feel that has a significantly sunnier disposition than the rest of the album. "Nikki Corfield and the Pocket Rocket Band" is an impressive self-titled album with an outstanding and big vocal from Nikki Corfield and talented backing arrangements from the Pocket Rocket Band. Fans of Brit pop and soothing female vocals should grab this album.
-Chris & the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team
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