An Interview With The Extravagantly Exciting ‘Johann Sebastion Punk’

We sat down with a unique and diverse creator, a musician who’s style originates from inspirations such as David Bowie, Marc Bolan and Jarvis Cocker. Everybody meet, Johann Sebastian Punk. 

Q: What was your first musical experience? what first influenced you to get into this field of music? 

A: I used to listen to the most obscure, complicated and unbearable music possible. I miss a missed ignorance. Now I’m much more a pop songs guy — but the damage is done. That’s why Johann Sebastian Punk has both a melodic and an experimental nature, it is the result of a tension between my dark side and my shiny side. 

Q: What is your local music scene like? do you fit in? 

A: I simply can’t fit in it as my ideas are too voluminous and the receptacle could lamely contain a gnat. Current Italian independent scene clichés are diametrically opposed to my creative proposal.

Q: What originally influenced your name?

A: I have considered using my real name, but I thought the music I was making couldn’t represent my creative personality fully.

 

Q: What is your creative process? How do you create these pieces? 

A: There is not a standard process. My daemon knocks at my door and I always let him step in. Usually, music comes first. Then I approach my piano or my guitars to get the harmony out of the melody I’ve got in my mind. Then I record it digitally putting electric guitars (my Gibson Les Paul Back Lady or my Fender Telecaster Paisley), bass and drums. Then I write the arrangements for all the ancillary instruments.

Q: And Finally, You’ve got a huge concert lined up – what would be your dream venue?

A: The Royal Albert Hall, with that amazing pipe organ, may please my ego. Packed, please.

 

Johann’s brand new album ‘Phoney Music Entertainment’ is out now, so go check it out!

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/johann-sebastian-punk/
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/56zl6Mvbe1S3nPWI8MGFin
YouTube
(Channel + video links) Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUUkQQFWXIFK8R3YjHY0jA
Previous album videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5ai4Dj__hI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cuD_qAGmzE
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/johannsebastianpunk/
Twitter:  @JohannSebastianPunk
Instagram:  @johannsebastianpunk

 

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Luna Blue and their new alternative rock EP, ‘Nightjar’

Luna Blue, the fabulous alternative rock band, starring members Tom High on rhythm guitar and vocals, Ryan Wellman on lead guitar, Seb Bowen on the drums, and Nick Davie on bass and vocals, is getting ready to release their new EP, ‘Nightjar’ on the 25th of August, a year since their demo EP.

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Luna Blue started composing music in Chichester in 2015, but are now firmly found in Brighton, recording and releasing their new EP, featuring 6 new and exciting tracks, influenced by some of their favourite artists such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Foals, Jeff Buckley, Jimi Hendrix and plenty more, helping to make their totally and superbly unique rock music.

Luna Blue’s music is a journey of extraordinary guitar solos, rich beats and incredible vocal melodies, not to mention the build-up of immense textures created in these funk infused ambient rock songs. Their popular gigs and live festival performances always portray the band in the best light, enhancing the amazing musical vibes created, which completely complements their insane talent and tracks.

Their songs are all so unique and thrilling, creating, with ease, memorable atmospheres, and catchy tunes that will definitely put a smile on your face, so make sure you grab tickets to their next gig, and pre-order their new EP, ‘Nightjar’.

 

To check out Luna Blue and to pre-order their wonderful new EP, ‘Nightjar’, click the links down below…

http://www.lunablueofficial.com

https://www.instagram.com/lunablueofficial/

https://www.lunablueofficial.bandcamp.com

https://www.soundcloud.com/lunablueofficial

https://www.twitter.com/weareLunaBlue

https://www.facebook.com/weareLunaBlue/

YouTube – https://youtu.be/ysYrwwXf-IQ

Retro Soundscapes in ‘Tennessee’ by INJIN

The 80s may well have come and gone, but singer-songwriter, INJIN, is resurrecting the sounds of this amazing era with a distinctive rock-infused edge in his new music.

A musician from a young age, INJIN would rework the tracks of rock Gods such as Pink Floyd and Deep Purple, and this has given him the tools to create a unique brand of rock music, almost incomparable to anything else.

His latest track, ‘Tennessee’ is an intriguing hybrid of a track featuring pacific-esque wind instruments and a pulsating drum beat that takes listeners back to the epic-feeling power pop of the 80s. The wind instruments evoke a definite native American sound to the song, working unexpectedly, yet interestingly against a background of deep synths and electronic effects. As you can imagine from this, INJIN’s music is far from the ordinary, but you instantly know that there is a high level of craftsmanship and production that has gone into ‘Tennessee’.

Despite INJIN’s unique style, for frame of reference, there are hints of Simple Minds in his music, as well as 80s cult band, Frankie Goes To Hollywood.

INJIN’s tough childhood has influenced his song writing to form the personal album ‘Tennessee’ that escapes from the conveyor belt material being constantly churned out in today’s music industry. The rock ballad title track was released earlier this year with a stunning music video that sees INJIN wandering picturesque landscapes in search of the unknown – definitely worth a watch (and a listen).

Check out more on INJIN and his amazing life story here:

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGESmecNfwnIsyXiJFIwxw

https://soundcloud.com/user-474221544

https://twitter.com/injinrogerjames

http://www.injin.co.uk/

The Maladaptive Solution – Ontology

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The mysterious group influenced by every era and genre of music focus on creating memorable songs with great production. The track that somehow sounds familiar but is entirely unique was written in one session and recorded over a number of years and locations. Listeners have reported crying, feeling a strong sense of happiness or even a sense of support during a hard time, proving how ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ can be interpreted by the individual in however way they wish.

 

Contributors to The Maladaptive Solution include Brad Beard, Michael Carpenter, Michael Giblin, Jimmy Haber and Kylie Whitney.

 

‘Ontology (Form and Content) is out now but remember it’s not just a song, it’s an assignment.

 

 

 

Links:

https://themaladaptivesolution.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/the-maladaptive-solution

https://www.facebook.com/TheMaladaptiveSolution/

https://twitter.com/MldptvSltnMusic

https://youtu.be/h8n7Qx2X6_0

https://www.instagram.com/themaladaptivesolution/

Childish Gambino releases PHAROS VR music video

From the new album ‘Awaken, My Love!’, Childish Gambino releases a VR music video for ‘Me and Your Mama’. Created in collaboration with Microsoft, the video allows you to view Gambino in concert in 360 as if you’re sat in the front row.

People with VR goggles can view the video to create an immersive experience. However if you don’t have VR goggles you can watch the video on Youtube in 360, forming a fascinating experience.

The performance was originally recorded at a Joshua Tree concert in September, where ‘Me and Your Mama’ was debuted. The full album was fully debuted live over the course of six shows in three days.

Watch the video here:

Line Mari’s Debut Album- ’21 Days’

Norwegian indie-pop princess Line Mari is releasing her debut album ’21 Days’ following the success of her singles, ‘Crush’ and ‘Haters’.

The shy, but supremely talented singer-songwriter was spotted by master producer Rob Cass who saw Line’s potential, so he invited her down to the renowned Abbey Road Studios where she has recorded her first full length record.

Line Mari always had her heart set on being a musician from birth, dancing in the womb as her mother explains. By the time she was in her teens Line Mari was writing her own songs and performing. Her shyness has fuelled her songwriting, making her lyrics more personal, emotive and introspective at the same time.

The album cover itself is really special – exclusively for the first edition, a small amount of real gold has been pressed into the ‘21 Days’ logo. The portrait of Line Mari on the cover is the work of upcoming German artist, Pixie Cold, who wanted to be involved simply because she loved the music. On the reverse side of the CD she has painted Line’s guitar – a special Gibson Custom Shop ES-339, named Mari.

The album is set for release on 16th December.

You can listen to Line Mari’s album here: https://play.spotify.com/album/01mELWzkBZHvF2d9KfC3dm

Links:

http://www.linemari.com

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari

https://twitter.com/linemarimusic

https://www.facebook.com/linemarimusic

 

Everything Under’s new track: ‘Happy Matters’

Everything Under’s latest track, ‘Happy Matters’, exhibits more of the brooding electro-rock style that the band have made as their trademark.

The band’s individual sound draws influences from 80s synth pop, yet this is combined with a dark, grungy 90s edge.

In 1998, EU’s front man Mark J. Heidecke sadly lost his sister in a car accident. After years of grieving her loss, Heidecke enrolled at Ex’pression College for Digital Arts where he studied sound design, music theory and performance.

Using the techniques he had learnt, Heidecke developed his own unique sound but his father’s diagnosis with Parkinson’s disease meant he had to move back to Illinois. However after relocating, Mark found Grammy Award winning producer/sound engineer Jeff Lane and drummer Kevin T. Jones, who soon became part of Everything Under.

Along with the track comes the psychedelic video for ‘Happy Matters’ that is sure to send you on an electro-rock trip.

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/user/EverythingUnderEU

https://www.instagram.com/everythingundereu/