Heaven Sent – A Shortlist of Godly Music Acts

To celebrate the release of Adonis’ new single, “My Different Lover”, we though a quick run-down of artists and bands who have taken their name from deities was in order.

  1. Adonis (full name, Adonis Hampton), makes the top of our list as:

a. The alphabet

b. His latest track is a magnificent hunk of Stevie Wonder-esque classic soul and is deserving to be the top of every list.

Adonis, for the record, is the Greek God of beauty and desire.

2. Thor. Norse God of thunder perhaps, but more importantly, the Canadian muscle-bound metal Gods, who across zillions of albums and in the magnificent documentary film, I Am Thor, prove to be one of the most entertaining bands of all time…sometimes intentionally.

3. Jesus Jones. Don’t make us tell you who Jesus is. Jesus Jones are still going but had their biggest success in the late 80s and early 90s with the songs, “International Bright Young Thing” and “Right Here, Right Now”.

4. Mars Volta. Experimental indie rock band, loved by all the cool kids but without troubling the charts too much. Mars is the Roman God of war, only outranked by Jupiter.

5. Ozomatli. Cross-genre six-piece from America who play everything from pop, to Latin to hip-hop. Ozomatli is also the Mexican God of dance and music.

6. Mercury Rev. New York State-based avant-rock pop masters, their doesn’t appear to be a cast-iron reason for their name, not that we let issues like that spoil the list. Mercury is the wing-booted God of travelling and communication in Roman mythology

7. Luna. Taking their name from the Roman Goddess of the Moon, Luna were formed from the ashes of indie darlings, Galaxie 500, and still have a fiercely devoted fanbase today

8. Apollo 440. Formed in Liverpool, Apollo 440 were a trip-hop/dance/rock hybrid whose cross-genre palette meant that they achieved much of their commercial success by appearing on soundtracks, video games and compilations. Apollo, for the record, was the son of Zeus and has God of music on his CV, as well as many other vocations.

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Transylvanian Cosmic Bus Calling at all Stops!

Transylvanian pop might be a new thing to you but within a couple of minutes, you’ll wonder where it’s been all your life. “Cosmic Bus” is the second single to be lifted from Modiwo’s forthcoming album and, like their debut, “Never Give Up”, it’s pure-spun gold in terms of pop music. Effortlessly catchy and swimmingly in slightly trippy imagery (c’mon, it is a cosmic bus we’re talking about!) this is exactly the antidote you need as the days get ever-shorter and the temperatures ever colder.

Check out the brilliant video here:





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Souli Roots Parks the Bus in Protest!

So determined is force of nature, Souli Roots, to project her message of world peace, that she’s not only recorded an epic single but also plastered herself across a London bus! It may seem frivolous, but Souli is 100% serious about bringing leaders from around the world together to sort out their differences and bring about some lasting harmony to the world.

Talking of harmony, her single, World Peace Harmony, is a full four minutes of righteous reggae and poppy preaching, as likely to make you think twice about how the world is run as it is to get your foot tapping. Enjoy the video here:

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/souliroots

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/search/results/world%20peace%20expression

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/souliroots

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/souli.roots.1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/souliroots

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/souliroots34/

Website: www.souliroots.co.uk



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Asia…South Africa…Now the World! The Rise & Rise of Olisha

Olisha Naicker may be a new name to some of you but in South Africa, she could hardly be bigger. The video to her latest track, “Strangers”, has just cleared a quarter of a million views on Youtube. Though born in Durban, South Africa, her Asian roots have opened up huge new audiences for her, audiences she now hopes to expand to Europe and beyond.

“Strangers”could well be the track to do it: effortlessly poppy, yet with a cultured, souly vibe underpinning it, it’s a welcome antidote to gloomy, introspective singer-songwriting. The slinky, black and white video fits perfectly…see here, if you don’t believe us:

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/olishanaicker/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/olishanaicker

Twitter: www.twitter.com/olishanaicker

Instagram: olishanaicker

Website: www.olishanaicker.com

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New indie boys The Sheratons share new single

I can almost hear that friend everyone has who loves their 00’s indie complaining about Arctic Monkeys change in direction after ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ and complaining that guitar is dead. If only there was fresh bands making that sweet cherpy indie nectar? WELL… The Sheratons are here to save the day!

So many musicians (myself included) spend their time writing on Logic 10 (other DAW’s are available) programming drums and some synths and twiddling some guitar. Its very refreshing to hear a real band emerging, it has been coming. Bands such as Wolf Alice have been bringing back indie rock and now Bingley based The Sheratons have taken up the indie mantel and are aimed straight for success!

The Sheraton’s new single ‘Better days’ has that great youthful energy that you wish every band had. Harking back to the likes of The Jam with a simple yet infectious buzz about them. Simple tones, simple structures, but very effective, almost as if musically referencing early mod rock classics/ the better days of music as some would see it?

Better days is a great little tune, catchy, energetic, awesome little bits of guitar, fun. Give it a listen below!

Follow The Sheratons and go and see them live!

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/TheSheratons
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Review: Mavis Victory Project’s ‘Dont Go Away’


MVP, have just recently dropped brand new track ‘Don’t Go Away’, and it will leave you content yet uneasy.

This chilling electronic indie tune from the boys at Mavis Victory Project is another great addition to the MVP set list. Arctic Monkeys, Kanye West and Tame Impala are just some of the names that are channelled through the new track, with the added darkness that makes MVP so unique.

The track opens with a heavy synth bass lurking in the background, with lead vocalist Michael Ransom kicking it off with the first verse, the beat punches in with prominence and style. As the chorus slides in with grace, the instrumentation opens up and gives a well rounded feel the tune.

This ultimate anthem is coupled with the realistic and charisma of the band in how they present themselves. Rocking all black, these guys are sure to make you wanting more.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/mavisvictoryproject/sets/mavis-victory-project

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MavisOfficial

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mavis.official/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mavis_victory_project/

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Neethusha – “Why Did I Lose You?”

Neethusha’s Indian heritage nearly stood in her way. The pressures from society could have hindered her journey, however her determination and passion wasn’t going to let her opportunity slip by. Now she is a versatile singer/songwriter with a whole music career ahead of her.

Her new track, the hauntingly beautiful and sad ‘Why Did I Lose You’, demonstrates her impressive singing voice, with influences from artists such as Celine Dion and Shania Twain. And, although the song itself may be beautiful, the message behind it is even more heartbreaking. The song is about losing someone, about the pain of having that fairy tale love and then having life rip them away from you.

“Time and tide waits for no one. You got to do what you got to do” and that is exactly what she did, she has taken her opportunity and given us this stunning track as a result.

The track can be heard here:

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