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.”
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.
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.
Led by Ben Bridwell, Band of Horses come tonight to Sala Apolo with their latest album, ‘Why Are You OK?’ (2016). It’s the fifth album from the band out of Seattle that got its start in 2004 out of the breakup of Carissa’s Wierd, and who are inspired by artists such as Neil Young.
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.
Neil Young es va unir l’any passat a Promise of the Real, banda formada pels fills de Willie Nelson, per editar el que és el seu àlbum 36è d’estudi, ‘The Monsanto years’(2015), que llança un missatge de crítica oberta al negoci de l’agricultura transgènica i l’agroindústria. Monsanto és l’empresa líder mundial d’enginyeria genètica de llavors i d’elaboració d’herbicides, que des de la seva fundació fa gairebé un segle, no ha deixat de crear controvèrsies unides a la seguretat, salubritat i ètica dels seus productes.
Neil Young presentarà els temes de ‘The Monsanto Years’ en el concert que oferirà al costat de Promise of the Real al Poble Espanyol de Barcelona, però en el ‘setlist’ d’aquesta gira està incloent temes com ‘Old man’, ‘Out on the weekend’, ‘Everybody knows this is nowhere’, ‘After the Gold Rush’ i ‘Harvest moon’, i fins i tot alguna versió de Buffalo Springfield.
Nascut al Canadà fa 70 anys i resident dels Estats Units, Neil Young és un aclamat músic, compositor, productor, guionista i director de cinema. Unit inicialment a projectes compartits, com la banda californiana Buffalo Springfield, va iniciar la seva carrera en solitari en 1968, convertint-se en un dels artistes més influents de la seva