‘Destitute’, by Like Machines, is a track that centres around the age-old story of the haves and the have-nots. However, instead of only discussing how bad off the have-nots, Like Machines use their lyrics to point the finger at the so-called haves: people who are more concerned with their “9 to 5” even though the world around them is evidently collapsing.
Bakersfield California holds a special place in the hearts of country music fans. It was in Bakersfield that country music first collided with rock and roll – the city of Merle Haggard and the outlaw sound of Dwight Yoakam, among so many others. Bakersfield’s country music is raw, hard, and passionate; it’s country played with an electric guitar, with lovelorn lyrics and the sound of a swinging saloon door. Epitomising this sound comes Truxton Mile, who keep the Bakersfield flame alive with their new single, ‘California In My Mind’.
Rising alt pop star Giovanna has had an unconventional journey as a musician. She began her career working in the film industry writing scores for, what are now, award winning films (including ‘RISK’ which won Best Film at The Portobello film Festival). It was here that she discovered that she had a talent for capturing raw and un-filtered emotion through sophisticated instrumentation and mindful composition.
Jon Patrick Walker is one of those super talented people who can lay their hand at anything and make it a success. Singer-songwriter, and actor, he’s currently on tour across the US with the musical, ‘Hamilton’, in the role of King George III, which he’s been performing for the past two years, his latest single ‘Luv You Girl’ is out today, and comes with a music video which he shot on his phone, in his hotel in San Antonio.