Italian artist Aurora Kuda explores the conflict and confusion which are parts of the highs and lows of chasing and holding onto love, with her latest song, and accompanying video, ‘Vivo Persa’. The title roughly translates into English as meaning, ‘Life Is Lost’, and tells a tale which will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has experienced the complications implicit with their desire to be wanted and needed.
Pete Gardiner is a rarity, a true songsmith, a poet who sets his stories to music. Pete writes about doomed, alcohol fuelled love affairs, our celebrity obsessed culture, vanity, greed, violence and lust with a style and passion inspired by his songwriting heroes Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Bruce Springsteen.
I’m embarrassed to say I hadn’t previously been aware of Scarlett Johansson’s extensive music career, but it’s pretty formidable, spanning over a decade – so I hereby apologise. Pete Yorn has likewise amassed a prodigious back catalogue, dating back as far as 2001. The pair have joined forces on their new EP, the ethereal ‘Apart’, the follow up to their 9 track album, ‘Break Up’, released in 2009.
LA based singer songwriter Todd O’Keefe has a long music CV to his name, having played as a touring and session musician for the likes of Jeff Beck, Ray Davies, and The Posies, among others. Previously the bass player for Los Angeles power pop quartet, The 88, as well as the psych rock trio, The Green And Yellow TV, Todd has now stepped out and recorded his first solo album, ‘Uptown’.