In November 2014, we featured four excellent songs by the psychedelic act known as Libido Fuzz out of Bordeaux France. Hear/see those songs at the previous post here.
They have a new album set for May 1, 2015, that is titled Kaleido Lumo Age, being released on the Hamburg Germany based DIY indie label known as Pink Tank Records
Just below are a few tracks from the upcoming May 1 album being released. Enjoy! GC
Libido Fuzz - Haight Ashbury
Libido Fuzz - Oblique Strategies
This is a cool one that gets down to business upon pushing the play button.
Connect direct with Libido Fuzz at libidofuzz.bandcamp.com and/or at Facebook.com/LibidoFuzz
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As far back as I can remember, one of my missions in life was to know about young acts that are coming up, before the labels caught up with them.
I love that feeling of getting excited when I hear new organic talent I haven't heard before, and it's not because I think it's going to be the next big thing on some Idol style monstrosity. I try to go out of my way to avoid those who aspire to be on X Factor or to become the next Britney Spears or one of those Backstreet Boy types.
It's not about artists who are in hot pursuit of fame. It's about their music before anything else. I avoid those who who are being churned out by the big name producers and/or have publicists hustling up their hype. Not that producers and publicists are always a bad thing. But, where I come from, people call what most of those people are doing as turd polishing. Please pardon the imagery it might conjure.
So, to re-summarize, I'm talking about the excitement of hearing unmanufactured music from artists who have nurtured their sound, tapped into their own inner genius that we all have, but few of us ever tap. Someone who can sit down with with no backup and deliver the goods.
With all that said, this artist below is one of the real ones, in my opinion. I have only seen her perform one song, right in front of me, once. But that was enough to know she is the real deal. I was walking down the street and heard her singing this song for a supper crowd off of Main Street in my town. When I heard this beautiful voice emanating from an outdoor patio and I had to go in. It turned out she was performing an original song, written and dedicated to her grandparents, that she had not yet recorded. Immediately, after hearing this one song, I went home that night and wrote this story on my other website, MusicTelevision.Com, and featured one of her other songs which is a dandy. But, I really love this one below.
The artist, whose name is Alex Nester, read my story about her and finally got around to recording that previously unrecorded track I heard, featured below, just yesterday. I seriously think Joss Stone should cover one of this girl's songs (if not this one), and even collaborate with her. Help a fellow sister out, if you know what I mean. Not that she hasn't had a little bit of good luck already. When any artist is this good, people are bound to notice. She has opened for Carlos Santana! But in terms of Joss Stone, putting her with this girl just feels like a natural match. There is enough room in the business for this dynamic duo of soul girls to have a meeting of the minds and music.
Hope you all enjoy what this girl's brand of soul is all about. GC
Alex Nester - With You (Mel & Frieda's Song - Dedicated to her grandparents)
Connect direct with Alex Nester at AlexNester.Com and Facebook.Com/AlexNesterFan and Twitter.Com/Squeelo
Photo at top of page by C-Aye Purcell with hair, makeup and styling by La Niece McKay
As a huge fan of Lianne La Havas who has caught more than a couple of her live shows, I was mesmerized by her music upon first listen. Later, I discovered the story of the ex-boyfriend, who if I am not mistaken is a songwriter himself, and that the bad breakup she had with him is what drove her to pick up the guitar and begin to write songs in the first place. That puts her on the list of great accidental artists. Like so many great inventions, many of them are accidents.
Her album must have been a skewer through the heart of the ex. It must have made him feel like the target of a voodoo doll ritual when he came around to listening to it, or hearing the snickers behind his back, by those who know, wherever he goes for the rest of his life. I pity the man, but he rightly can take a little bit of credit for making some great music history.
The song below starts off: "You spend all your time writing love songs, but you don't love me..."
Lianne La Havas - Forget
The thing I love about this next take is that it's just Lianne and her guitar over her shoulder, without a band and how she has such a unique one of kind guitar style. The first line is "Found myself in a second-hand guitar..."
Lianne La Havas - Is Your Love Big Enough? (Live on Taratata TV in France)
Lianne La Havas is one of the great living authentic self created artists of substance out there. I recommend listening to more of her excellent repertoire. Below are some more handpicked tracks that I hope you enjoy! GC
A Two Part Film called Elusive & Gone
A stellar live take in a barn with only her bass player tastefully backing her up
Four excellent videos for her songs Age (live on Jools Holland), Is Your Love Big Enough (official video) Tease Me (Live) and Lost and Found (official video)
Live in Concert for BBC 6Music 10th Anniversary
Connect direct with Lianne La Havas at LianneLaHavas.Com, Twitter.Com/LianneLaHavas and Facebook.Com/LianneLaHavas
A big thanks, once again, to Gaby Moreno (featured in next post down) for being the one who originally turned us onto Lianne's music, years ago. Please share with your friends too :)
Lianne just announced that she'll be supporting the amazing Paolo Nutini for two upcoming dates - Singleton Park, Swansea on Saturday 20th June and Manchester on Thursday 2nd July. Tickets are on sale now. More info at http://smarturl.it/PNsupport
For our friends in Madrid, Spain, be sure to go see Gaby Moreno tonight (March 27, 2015) along with Virginia Labuat on what is called their BluesWoman Tour.
Gaby Moreno - No Estoy Tan Mal
For show/ticket information, connect direct with Gaby Moreno at Gaby-Moreno.Com and Facebook.Com/GabyMorenoBand and Twitter.Com/Gaby_Moreno
We featured Elle King here on MusicLoad three years ago in March of 2012, by way of another artist we dig known as Epick, who we featured here in July 2008. Just below are two recent videos that are part of her most recent album titled Love Stuff. Enjoy! GC
Elle King - Ex's & Oh's
Elle King - Last Damn Night (Behind The Scenes at Sun Studio)
Connect direct with Elle King at ElleKing.Com and Facebook.com/ElleKingMusic and at Twitter.com/ElleKingMusic