Young singer-songwriter Jodie H. Dunn has transformed her emotional ballad ‘I Belong In Hell’ into a professionally produced piece of music with the help of Andy Whitmore at Greystoke studios. Jodie had previously been signed to an unknown label who gave her nothing but trouble and this disheartened her passion for songwriting.
Unfortunately, Jodie was also subject to bullying whilst she was at school but on the bright side, this is arguably what spurred her to return to music and songwriting. Consequently, Jodie writes with a maturity and level of emotion that you simply wouldn’t expect from a musician of her age.
After studying at the Academy of Music and Sound, music became Jodie’s diary whereby she expressed her emotions via her lyrics. Her songs have progressively got more meaningful, leading to ‘I Belong In Hell’ based on the idea of someone controlling you at your lowest point.
‘I Belong In Hell’ was written and performed by Jodie H Dunn and produced by Andy Whitmore, who has worked with major names such as Elton John, Peter Andre and Danni Minogue.
What’s a ‘karmic road trip’, you might ask? Well, Mark L. Oakes latest album, Call Me The Moon is one. It’s a collection of beautifully written and recorded folk songs that would provide the ideal soundtrack for a road journey across America, or something like that.
Despite the American-folk feel of Mark’s music, he is actually from Belgium, where he recorded the album in his studio in the Ardennes. Whilst Mark adopts this classic style, much akin to the style of Neil Young or perhaps James Taylor, he has managed to put his own stamp on the genre through his careful and considered use of instrumentation, as well his unique vocals.
While singles ‘Shredded Jeans’ and ‘Friend From Above (Sleepless Spouse)’ are tinged with soft melancholy, tunes like ‘Aloof Again’ and ‘None Of These Roads’ will lead you straight to a risky, bitter ground.
Travelling between Europe and the United States with a bag full of projects, Mark sees ‘Call Me The Moon’ as the silver thread out of the vague existential maze.
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:
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.
Homesick Mick has been causing waves in the media recently after his foray into the world of social activism. After hearing of Sir Philip Green’s extortion of the former BHS employees, Mick took it upon himself to speak on behalf of the little guys by launching a social media campaign against the billionaire tycoon, which he labelled #PhilipFreeFriday.
The idea behind the campaign was to prevent people from shopping at Green’s stores during the black friday sales and to raise awareness of his deceitful actions. Nonetheless, having found success through this medium, Mick is now moving full throttle with his music and his latest release, ‘Prisoner To The Past’.
Taken from the EP Black Hole Friday, ‘Prisoner To The Past’ is an alternative festive jingle that uses some insightful lyricism and catchy hooks. It might not be about presents and playing in the snow, but it’s refreshing to hear something a little different from the conveyor belt material we hear every year.
The video for ‘Prisoner To The Past’ even features some very accurate lookalikes of ex-Beatles, Paul and John! Check it out here!
Paul Eccentric and John Dobinson have come together to form The Senti-Mentals – a ‘punk poet meets 50s doo-wop’ duo. Their new release is a seasonal tune in the tradition of Slade, Mud, Shaky and Wizzard. Escaping the classic Christmas cliché, ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’ focuses on the more humorous elements of the Christmas party season…
The single is accompanied by a brilliant animated video mocking the anti-hero in his attempt to pull anything with a pulse. Eccentric and Dobinson explain that the single follows “that one 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 humorous track mixed by Pete Hammond was originally about the ridiculousness of the ‘chatting up’ process but soon became the perfect Christmas party classic.
The supremely talented singer-songwriter, Corinna Jane, has a wealth of musical experience at her disposal which she has put to good use in her new single ‘Three Faces Of You’.
Her latest track is a masterful piece of pop-rock with Corinna’s intelligent and witty lyrics at the heart of the song. The addition of the violin provides a quirky nuance that isn’t often heard in this kind of music, whilst the guitar drives the track with full throttle once the chorus kicks in.
‘Three Faces Of You’ follows the fascinating story of Corinna’s relationship with someone who lived in their own fantasy world with various personalities residing in him. The feisty song is mirrored in Corinna and her band’s performance, which holds a strong resemblance to the powerhouses of Fleetwood Mac and No Doubt.
Having supported Leddra Chapman and been a guest vocalist/co-writer with German DJ Mark-Oh, it’s clear Corinna is ready to take the music industry by storm with her distinctive style and loveable personality.