Is this a 10cc reunion? Well, sort of…. Former band member and legendary director Kevin Godley has created 2 new videos for Graham Gouldman’s touring version of 10cc. This is not the first time the two founding band members have collaborated. Godley and Gouldman created some fascinating new music back in 2006 under the guise GG/06, in which the track used for one of the videos “Son of Man” was created.
‘Post Traumatic’ by Mike Shinoda, is a sad album. There’s no getting past it. Written in the shadow of the suicide of his friend and Linkin Park bandmate, Chester Bennington, Shinoda uses the deeply personal album as a catharsis to work through his feelings. The 16 track full length album follows on from the EP of the same name, released in January this year.
Alex Sparrow was born in Russia and raised in Austrian aristocracy. He’s a singer, actor, mult-instrumentalist, dancer, director, and screenwriter. In his home country he’s been on The Bachelor, won Dancing With The Stars, and represented Russia in 2011 at the Eurovision Song Contest. In other words, he’s a star.
After meeting Muhummad Ali on a plane, Ali Jacko, real name Abdul Ali, went back to his home in the East End of London and poured his passions into kickboxing, holding a massively successful 12 year career including 44 wins without a loss, as well as maintaining JKO Productions outside the ring. He’s always been one to excel at whatever he puts his mind to, so it should come as no surprise that he’s put as much energy into his next career move, as a recording artist.
Released on January 17 this year, ‘Head Above Tide’ is New York City artist Jason Vitelli’s third full length album. The album blends dramatic arrangements, folk sentiment, and strong high fidelity production values, and has a vibe similar to that of Elvis Costello, and David Bowie, particularly in his ‘Hunky Dory’ era.
Harp Samuels’ guitar and feather-light production are the perfect accompaniment to his fragile and passionate, yearning yet comforting voice, which is in turn exquisitely suited to both storytelling and whispered confessions. The Australian-born singer-songwriter has released ‘Fire’, and ‘Secrets’, the first two singles from his upcoming album, ‘Wanting’, and they are both stunning examples of his artistry.
Ben Lorentzen’s latest album, ‘Pains And Pleasures Of Intimacy’, reminds us how bracing and provocative modern rock can be when played by a master craftsman. Standout tracks, ‘Dead Man In The Closet, and ‘Crows On The Wire’, are the perfect examples of Lorentzen’s brilliant songwriting and his stunning vocal talent.