Tag Archives: Neil Young

Best Covers: The Nude Party “Out on the Weekend”

On their new album Midnight Manor The Nude Party go the full monty in revealing their influences: the record has streaks of the Kinks, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and early Rolling Stones, along with the garage-rock vibes of the Nuggets 1965-68 compilation. The group pays tribute to another influence in a new Amazon Original performance released Friday, covering Neil Young’s “Out on the Weekend.”

Music by Bergman: Billy Raffoul

Billy Raffoul’s anthemic debut single “Driver” serves as a potent calling card for the 23-year-old singer, songwriter, and musician. His signature sound is a rough-hewn, low-timbered rock and roll that nods to the likes of Jeff Buckley, Neil Young, and Joe Cocker, and is powered by Raffoul’s gravelly, soulful voice and deeply felt lyrics.

Billy Raffoul has debuted his new song and video, ‘What Makes A Man’. A stripped-back track that’s not a million miles away from Bright Eyes et al, it’s a reflective, emotional cut that speaks out against systemic racism in policing. The singer-songwriters’ upcoming album ‘International Hotel’due 28th August.


Music by Bergman: Alfie Templeman

Alfie Templeman’s bedroom is painted orange, plastered with posters and cluttered with several instruments.  The 15-year-old Templeman is studying for his GCSEs, and he has perhaps the ultimate distraction. Full of soft, slow indie-pop and chunky choruses, his debut EP, Like An Animal, has just come out on Chess Club Records, and music takes up his every moment.

He sounds like he wants to whoop with joy, and you can’t blame him. Music has filled Templeman’s head since he can remember, and he’s been making songs alone in his bedroom for the past few years, in the same intimate fashion as his favourite songwriters, from Neil Young to Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker.

Seriosament, Andrew Bird

Amb el seu nou àlbum, “Are You Serious”, Andrew Bird ha ampliat l’abast del seu art reflectint directament la seva pròpia experiència.
Amb contribucions clau com les de Fiona Apple i Blake Mills, “Are You Serious” aconsegueix un nivell d’expressió que suposa una evolució personal. “Aquí estic amb el meu disc més directe, exposat i proper fins a la data”, diu. “Tingueu paciència” La revelació sorpresa de l’àlbum és “Left Handed Kisses”, un duet amb la singular Fiona Apple. Amb Bird interpretant a l’escèptic i Apple a la romàntica, la balada mostra a dos amants filosòficament oposats però atrets inevitablement. Sembla gairebé com un clàssic perdut de Johnny Cash i June Carter.
Are You Serious és el segon àlbum que Bird grava amb el productor Tony Berg, després de The Mysterious Production of Eggs el 2005. “Tony i jo vam passar mesos preparant-nos per Sound City”, diu Bird, referint-se al llegendari estudi de Los Angeles on Nirvana va gravar “Nevermind” I Neil Young, “After The Gold Rush”

The muses of La Musa: Lucy Rose

Lucy Rose, former backing vocalist with the UK band Bombay Bicycle Club, started out recording her solo material at home. The music videos she then posted on YouTube were an immediate success, introducing the world to a fine voice and lyrics full of sincere emotion. Rose’s debut album, ‘Like I Used To’, made her more widely known as one of the leading artists on the British indie folk scene. She is now busy touring her latest LP, ‘Work It Out’ (2015), which has garnered even more fame for this young artist. Her influences include such singer-songwriters as Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, she opened for Elton John in 2013, and now she can fill venues all over Europe on her own merits. Opening the show is another young singer-songwriter,

Lucía Scansetti. The artist from Madrid presents her own new album, ‘Dimensions of Dialogue’. Today at sala Barts.