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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Review: The Senti-Mentals’ ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’

The Senti-Mentals is the musical incarnation of Paul Eccentric, formerly of The Odd Eccentric and The Antipoet, and John Dobinson who have come together to form a doo-wop/ rock’n’roll inspired duo.

Their latest track ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’ is an alternative take on the Christmas song, throwing in a bit of comedy all for good measure.

The humorous track mixed by Pete Hammond was originally about the ridiculousness of the ‘chatting up’ process but the duo soon realised it fitted perfectly with the environment of the office Christmas party.

One thing that can certainly be said is that there are no Christmas songs quite like ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’. There is a definite 50’s vibe stemming from the doo-wop and rock’n’roll influences but at the same time, there is a bouncy, almost ska-esque quality to the track as well. As a result, the song would be a perfect get-up-and-dance number for the Christmas party once everyone’s had a few drinks.

Eccentric’s vocals are pure and crooning, typical of the 50s influence and befitting of the song’s cheeky, in your face style.

Along with the track is a hilarious animated video that follows the exploits of that one guy from the office who tries to pull anything with a pulse at the Christmas party. The duo describe it as that ‘guy from accounts who assumes that every lady in the office wants to go home with him but he couldn’t be further from the truth’.

The combination of the comedic video and the unique 50s style of the track make for a truly original perspective on the Christmas period that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face.

Links:

http://www.senti-mentals.co.uk

http://pauleccentric.co.uk/the-senti-mentals/

https://twitter.com/theantipoet

https://www.facebook.com/AntipoetThe

 

 

Adam Lanceley’s inspirational story and how it has inspired his music

Adam Lanceley is about as inspirational as they come in terms of musicians. At the tender age of just 10 Adam was involved in a serious car crash that left him with life-threatening injuries. According to the doctors, it was unlikely he would ever walk again but Adam immediately sought to prove them wrong, re-learning several life skills in the process.

Since then, Adam discovered that music was his true calling in life and has now released five albums, the latest of which, Postcards from Then…, features the new single ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’.

14th-18th November also marks UK anti-bullying week and Adam was kind enough to speak a little about his experiences and his new single.

‘Hi, I’m Adam Lanceley & I’m a singer-songwriter. My latest single ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ which is from my fifth album, Postcards From Then…, can be interpreted as talking about my teenage and student years as though it was really easy and straightforward back then. In actual fact, due to a severe head injury sustained in a serious car crash when I was 10, it was anything but a smooth ride. To be honest, I was lucky that I didn’t get bullied more than I did; I spoke very slowly,  I was vulnerable & I couldn’t walk properly for a very long time. Even now, years later, I have a very pronounced limp. But the times I did get bullied really hurt. I found the non-physical stuff more damaging & difficult to take than what you’d normally think of as bullying, which is not to say that the times people let me know they didn’t like the way I walked by giving me a kicking wasn’t incredibly painful! Still, being called ‘spastic’ or ‘a cripple’ was much harder for me to swallow; the whole ‘sticks and stones’ argument didn’t really hold up. Getting taken advantage of is another form of bullying I could have done without.

Fortunately, I got through it and I’m grateful that I had good friends to make it easier too. I’m also lucky that I had interests that kept me striving to get somewhere, but at the same time, I know how much easier my life could’ve been without bullying in the first place. Also, was it really worth it? I once heard someone say there are no winners when it comes to bullying: the one doing it will someday feel remorse and the one being bullied carries the scars.’ 

‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is a powerful, reminiscent anthem driven by sun-drenched guitar riffs and backed up with Adam’s punchy vocal stylings that reflect his honest and considered song writing process. When it comes to lyrical inspiration, Adam’s mantra ‘as long as it means something to you’ makes itself evident through contemplative topics and cryptic poetics.

Find out more on Adam’s music and his story here:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley  

https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330  

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

Super Early Bird Tickets for legendary Rock Festival Ilfracombe Rocks on sale now!

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Festival season is far from over in November – Ilfracombe Rocks Festival in Devon is a must for every classic rock’n’roll fan who loves to dwell in nostalgia as well as discover what’s new in the magnificent world of rock these days.

After having been a massive success in 2015 the first 100 super early bird tickets for 2016 are already on sale at an extraordinary price of only £20 for the whole weekend and a very affordable £9 per head a night for accommodation –don’t miss out and grab yours now!

Having grown over the years, Ilfracombe Rocks will accommodate up to 1500 music lovers this November. The three-day event is held from 4th-6th November 2016. Brought to life by iconic radio presenter DJ John Forster, known for hosting the number one unsigned rock music show on the net called ‘Dr. John’s Unsigned Rock Surgery’ on Rockbandom Radio, this event is a true gem for admirers of handmade sonic bliss. Located in John Fowler’s Holiday Park in Devon the annual celebration of gritty guitars and amplified solos is a perfect way to spend a rock’n’roll weekend not only for hardcore bikers in leather jackets, but for the whole family!

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This year’s headliners are some of the most excellent tribute bands in the scene. Thunderstruck, The ZZtops and Higher on Maiden will be bringing back the days of rock revolution. While there’s certainly a whiff of nostalgia in the air, the festival is also host to some of Europe’s finest new unsigned rock bands. This is a brilliant way to get to listen to potential stars on the rise and the stadium fillers of tomorrow!

Dr. John’s motto is simple – the DJ wants to promote good quality music and says: “the unsigned scene is possibly the most under-listened aspect of rock music. In many cases it is far superior to the mainstream and more honest. Many of them don’t get anywhere near the airplay and exposure they deserve.” That is why he decided to extend his work at the radio and give emerging artists an additional platform to get heard.

 

To get your super early bird ticket for the whole weekend just go to http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/the-surgery-live-2016/ !

To include accommodation please pay additionally:

One 4-bed-room per night: £36 for one person (£9 per head if four people share, £12 per head if three people share, £18 per head for two people)

Accomodation for the whole Weekend: £72 for one person per room(£18 per head if four people share, £24 per head if three people share, £36 for two people)

LINKS:

https://www.facebook.com/ilfracomberocksa2016/?fref=ts

 

www.facebook.com/DrJohnsUnsignedRockSurgery/

 

http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/

 

http://www.drjohnsunsignedrocksurgery.co.uk/the-surgery-live-2016/

 

Kinky Dove rock out with new self-titled EP

3 track release set to be unleashed on June 15th

Born in in Australia but now living in London, Kindy Dove is the musical moniker of frontman Scott Wade and his evolving collective of musicians. Progenitors of gritty, driving rock, the group are readying themselves for a fresh assault on the music industry with a brand new three track EP.

Their particular brand of rock and roll, defined in many ways by the bluesy, post-rock growl of Wade on vocals, is currently in short supply both nationally and globally, and Kinky Dove are now looking to redress that balance.

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Produced by Chris Kimsey, previously of Olympic Studios, the EP marks Kinky Dove out as one of the earthiest rock bands on the scene. Fans of Scott Wade and Kinky Dove before they began working together, the producer understood the style and heights at which the music was aiming, and helped mould that vision into the musical reality that Kinky Dove has become.

The CD was mixed by Wade. Studio legend Phill Brown loved the sound of the CD, commenting that the mixes were “open and alive.”

The resulting EP is a continuation of form from previous album ‘Kinky Dove vol. 1’, and the latest step in Kinky Dove’s  climb.

For a taste of their punchy style, check out the video to EP track ‘Some Kind of Fool’, featuring an epic slap-happy montage of Hollywood moments.

The EP also features a remix/cover version of classic 1978 track ‘Another Girl Another Planet’ by The Only Ones – in this case titled simply ‘Another Girl’.

There is also a trance remix of ‘It’s Called Heartache’ on the EP. You can find the video for this at

The EP is online at

Links:

www.facebook.com/kinkydove

www.soundcloud.com/kinkydove

www.reverbnation.com/kinkydove

www.kinkydove.com

Wings of Pegasus soar with new rock track ‘That’s Metal (To My Ears)’

  • Single from debut album ‘Persistence’ out May 10th
  • Raising money for Cancer Research UK through the ‘Make Chart History’ Campaign 

Hard rock with an 80s twist inspired by the likes of Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, Dokken and more, Wings of Pegasus are a rock band with a big sound and a fresh approach to the music industry. With new single ‘That’s Metal (To My Ears)’ due in May, the band are running a campaign called ‘Make Chart History’, aiming to take the independent release to the very top of the charts, all the while donating the proceeds to Cancer Research UK.

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Hoping to whip up a groundswell of support, songwriter Fil Henley is working hard to spread the word on the campaign as well as the single itself – an independently produced homage to old 80’s bands with big hair and screeching guitar solos. Designed to encourage listeners to dust off the air guitar, it’s great fun and the most light hearted track on the ‘Persistence’ album, which is out now.

The hard work is also typified by Fil Henley’s dedication to conversing personally with all the fans on Twitter, and with the number of followers standing at over 50,000, that’s a lot of messages! It doesn’t hurt that the band have the talent to back up the graft, as proven by their appearance in the final of the ‘Unsigned Festival 2010’ at the IndigO2 venue. Finishing 3rd out of 12,000 bands, it was a huge boost to the group who haven’t looked back since.

Links:

www.facebook.com/wingsofpegasus

www.twitter.com/wingsofpegasus

www.reverbnation.com/wingsofpegasus

‘Make Chart History’ campaign links –

www.facebook.com/makecharthistory

www.twitter.com/makecharthistry

kINKY dOVE – Set to Take Off!

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Meet kINKY dOVE – an exciting rock n’ roll set from London and Australia.

Made up of Scott Wade, Damian ‘Virgil’ Ward, Sulene Fleming and Adam Falkner. None of these are strangers to the spotlight, with Damian’s previous band V-Capri achieving recognisable success in his home city of Perth, with 6 top-10 singles, and a no. 77 on the UK charts, and Scott recently rubbing shoulders with Ed Milliband at a garden party in London. London-based singer and writer Sulene has toured all over the UK and Europe with bands such as The New Mastersounds and The Fantastics! Sulene has also featured on dance tracks released by Freestyle Records and the Ministry of Sound. Adam has been in One eskimO for many years, as well as recording with kINKY dOVE, and he is the drummer of choice for Dido, Pete Doherty and Amy Macdonald – to name a few.

The album, kINKY dOVE – Vol 1, is made up of a diverse collection of tracks that are simmering with synthesizers and soaring vocals from Sulene, with more sultry post-rock vocals contributed by Scott, and complimented by the catchy guitar riffs from Damian. Renowned producers Chris Kimsey and Phill Brown have played a part in the sound of kINKY dOVE.

Having already gigged at the Bedford venue in London, which has played host to many other now-famous acts, kINKY dOVE are looking to expand their audience, and it certainly won’t be difficult. In just a week they managed to gain over 500 plays on a dance remix version of their song ‘A Great Ride’ – which you can listen too here: https://soundcloud.com/thebenz/a-great-ride-kinky-dovemojo-filter-reflektor-remix

The song depicts a nice break-up, unlike most songs of tortured emotion, this song (a duet) speaks of a couple still expressing love for each other, without the sexual desire. It shows how break-ups don’t always have to be acid if the journey was ‘A Great Ride’.

For another dance remix of one of kINKY dOVE’s tracks, along the lines of trance, try this puppy on Youtube…..

It’s Called Heartache – (Sky Adams RMX)    http://youtu.be/tJIxSzoYQ-g

Or on Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/kinkydove/its-called-heartache-remix

Click here for the music video to their song ‘No Correlation’ – which was filmed when they performed at The Bedford: http://youtu.be/AP9jSJePqWg?list=UUe3dK0w2SfQ5iW64EZfEm2A

A classic track from the album is ‘Judgement Day. This song is about being judged for who we are and what we look like, which society starts doing to us all from the day we are born. It is also about the absurdity of drugs being criminalised, and how society does not have the guts to change the law, which, of all possible legal changes, would have the effect of taking so much crime out of our lives. The day that our politicians are brave enough to show proper leadership and courage on this matter will also be Judgement Day.

Other songs tackle issues like depression (On Your Own), unrequited love (Lust We Must) as well as ‘Fly Me Away’ – a dance track that dares to dream about everyone from everywhere coming together and dancing in unity.

The album was released on 15th October 2014, and is available to download now on all retailers!

 

Social Networking

www.facebook.com/kinkydove

www.soundcloud.com/kinkydove

www.reverbnation.com/kinkydove