Category Archives: Les muses de La Musa

The muses of La Musa: Bones UK

Bones UK are a band that could only have been formed in the lurid playground that is London’s Camden Town. Industrial rock, electronic pop and a booted-up punk’s rebellious spirit collide in the duo’s brash, unapologetic music.

Vocalist/guitarist Rosie Bones and her six-string partner Carmen Vandenberg even went on tour with the blues-rock icon in 2016, just two years after the pair had met in a Camden bar. Camden “future-rock” duo Bones UK were a shock inclusion on the shortlist for the Grammys 2020, for their debut album.

The muses of La Musa: Céu

One of the persistent challenges facing artists is keeping things fresh. Brazilian singer Céu seems to have no problem with this, however. From her self-titled gem of a debut to the dub influenced Vagarosa, to the road trip-themed Caravana Sereia Bloom, as well as last year’s gorgeous live recording, she goes beat heavy on Tropix (Six Degrees Records).

In her quest for a more upbeat, rhythm-driven album, she employed the production help of French native Hervé Salters, aka General Elektriks, who cut his teeth playing keyboards for Femi Kuti and playing with Blackalicious and Lyrics Born, and Pupillo, drummer of one of a longstanding Brazilian feature, Naçao Zumbi, as well as his country’s most in-demand producer.

Utilizing Salters’ keyboard mastery, Céu has redefined her sound once again. She’s never been purely an electronic artist; her global temperament combined with a deep love for Brazil’s indigenous sounds shines through on every record. Tropix is no different. Any programming only adds to the organic nature of her unique style.

The muses of La Musa: Rizha

What a year it’s been already for Argentinian singer Tamara Luz Ronchese, better known as Rizha.

Since her appearance in the series SKAM Espana, the singer’s following has sky-rocketed, and people who didn’t know the actress beforehand discovered how also musically talented the soon-to-be 20-year-old is.

After releasing her entirely self-made first album Finally in 2017 and selling out shows across and beyond her adoptive Spain, Rizha is ready for a brand new era.  Rizha has released this year her much-awaited sophomore album, Outside. Tonight in concert at Sala Bikini.

The muses of La Musa: Habibi

The Arabic word habibi means “my love,” an apt descriptor for Rahill Jamalifard’s feelings about her Iranian upbringing and the music she creates. Jamalifard is the frontwoman for Habibi, the Brooklyn-based band that mixes Detroit garage rock with girl group harmonies and surf guitar.

New York’s Habibi hypnotise on ‘Come My Habibi’, their new single, and give us the lowdown on their hot sauce-fuelled second album.

The muses of La Musa: Nimmo

Back in 2016, the band’s exceptional sound managed to combine the thrills of city life with an almost melancholic charm that always kept them grounded. But in the last few years, the band has moved through many shifts that have completely transformed the direction and aesthetic of the group. After releasing a string of brilliant singles through major label Sony Music as a five-piece, now only two original members remain and their time on the label is now at an end. But not ones to leave anything unfinished, the two remaining members, Sarah Nimmo and Reva Gauntlett, return to deliver their long-awaited debut album ‘The Power’, a smooth and dark return for the duo.

Taking influence from the formative trip-hop and alt-pop sounds, ‘The Power’ instantly has this feeling of longing behind it. Rather than unleash a flurry of high-energy cuts as we might have expected, this new collection manages to blend and merge a diverse range of different inspirations all together, delivering a eclectic and exciting debut release.

The muses of La Musa: Alice Phoebe Lou

Hailed by Consequence of Sound for her “atmospheric vocal delivery…jazzy indie rock arrangements…(and) experimental, avant-garde textures,” Alice Phoebe Lou truly touches celestial heights with her frankly astonishing new album, paper Castles.

The South Africa-based artist’s second full length recording is a breathtaking song cycle of romance and struggle, solitude and adventure, told through a free-spirited blend of electronic soul and psychedelic folk that highlight her honeyed vocals whilst revealing a limitless approach to musicality and craft.

Songs like “Galaxies” and the potent first single, “Something Holy,” are like snapshots of small intimacies, brief encounters, and moments that matter, all reverberating with authenticity, resourcefulness, and passion. Tomorrow in concert at Razzmatazz 2.