English-born singer/songwriter Jez Slowe recently released his debut album titled "We Were Younger Then" under the stage name These Guitars Say Sorry. The new release features twelve tracks, beginning with the acoustic strumming song "71st & Citadel" about dealing with consequences. He slows down the pace for "So Damn Lonely" as his rough vocals gives emotion to the song's desperation lyrics. He pours his anger into the revengeful tone of "Jaded" and then delivers "It Has Come To This" in the light folk-style of regret. The album finishes with the acoustic pop tones of "No Asked Me" and the hope of "The Playing Fields Of England" as Jez sounds relaxed when singing about his home country. To find out more about These Guitars Say Sorry and his debut release "We Were Younger Then," please visit theseguitarssaysorry.com.
From Chicago comes the latest album titled "Upon Our Arrival" from the
alternative-folk band Distant Brothers. They use a bluegrass set-up for
their instrumentation, using banjos, ukuleles and mandolins, with the
surprise being the addition of horns on the opening track "Overtones" to
get you excited for the rest of the album. Their new twelve-s0ng album
continues with the steady pace of "Bottle O' Gin" and the quick
strumming of "Monkey's Paw" as the Distant Brothers add a Celtic-style
to their sound. They get the energy flowing with the built-up tempo of
"Ran To You," while their playful tribute to "Dick Van Dyke" is the
perfect flashback to music's earlier days. The album wraps up with the
intense, clap-stomp rhythm of "Beautiful Light" and the gentle
harmonizing of "I Can't Recall." To find out more about the Distant
Brothers and their latest release "Upon Our Arrival," please visit distantbrothersmusic.com.
U.K. singer/songwriter Neil Cousin just released his latest album
titled "The Dreams Of Animals." It follows along his path of releases
that examine the minds of animals. The new eleven-song release begins
with the gentle acoustics of "My Unknown Companion" as Neil's voice is
soothing, while his lyrics easy to follow. He continues with the light touch
of "Leg Bone Flute" that allows you to focus on Neil's vocals. He
delivers a more mainstream folk/pop sound with "Happy Ending Vampire,"
before returning back to gentle, acoustic folk treading of "Black Dog."
His music and lyrics get dark on the moody feel of "The Dreams Of
Animals," before finishing with the slow grunge-rock appeal of "Moat
Hill." To find out more about Neil Cousin and his latest release "The
Dream Of Animals," please visit his Facebook page at facebook.com/neilcousinmusic.
Singer/songwriter Derek Sallmann will be releasing his debut album
titled "All Seasons" on November 4th. It features ten tracks that Derek
has been perfecting over the last eight years since picking up his dad's
guitar. Beginning with the acoustic pop melody of "Afraid Of Fall," his
music has a very catchy hook that becomes very addictive as displayed in the
album's first single "When I See You." The wonderful, acoustic folk-rock
appeal of "Storm" and the emotional lyrics of "I Remember You
Beautiful" will have you wanting more from this rising new 21 year old
artist. He finishes with the up-tempo, light-hearted, acoustic strumming
of "True Love Wins Today" and the piano ballad "Nothing's Changed." To
find out more about Derek Sallmann and his latest release "All Seasons,"
please visit dereksallmann.com.