Fresher Sounds - 18/05/2015
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The world of music lost one of it’s leading lights last week. Blues legend BB King passed away in his sleep on Friday, sending shockwaves throughout the music world, prompting musicians to pay tribute to the king of the blues. His unique style was instantly recognisable, and did more to shape the genre than any artist before or since. To King, the ethos of blues was one of unity, and when asked about the blues, he said: "I am trying to get people to see that we are our brother’s keeper. Red, white, black, brown or yellow, rich or poor, we all have the blues." Few people shared King’s affinity for the blues, and his love affair with the genre was a simple one, free from the extravagance of rock and jazz as his artistry spoke for itself- a beautiful conversation between a man and his guitar. Alongside our usual selection of new music, make sure to play a BB King song and remember one of music’s all time greats. Fizzy Blood - January Sun Fizzy Blood’s hook-filled take on punk is as fun as it is fierce. Fusing vocal melodies with explosive punk rock riffs, ‘January Sun’ sounds like Queen of The Stone Age after a binge on British indie rock. Omoh - Both You may not expect a band like Omoh to come from Colombia. Their blissful, delicate acoustic sound is a far cry from the bosa nova and tango that has come to define Latin American music, but it is not an unwelcome departure. On ‘Both’ a simple guitar melody meanders throughout the song, complementing the haunting vocals to create a wonderfully understated piece. Gigamesh - The Music With summer just around the corner, artists are quickly lining up to soundtrack your holidays. This offering from veteran producer Gigamesh is certain to jump to the top of many a summer playlist. ‘The Music’ is a feel good dance track inflected with Gigamesh’s trademark disco-dance sound.
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