J.J Leone reloads his musical prowess for new single.

Coined as a “Dark Soul” artist, J.J Leone prepares for an October release of his new single ‘Reload’.

Already selling out the legendary Ronnie Scott’s, J.J is also championing a unique style, ‘Reload’ is a sound that is both contemporary yet refreshing to the R&B and Soul genres.

‘Reload’ features melancholic vibes that are becoming more and more prominent in contemporary pop music today, following the likes of Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd. Featuring croon-styled vocals, and an electronic backing.

What differentiates J.J is the song being led by the guitar – allowing for the cross-genre compatibility between his soul driven sound and recent post noughties indie textures such as The XX.

Whilst the tune has its comparisons with other pop contemporaries and artists who have followed suit with electronics mixed with instrumentation, the track does indeed hold well on its own, and importantly suits the contemporary music climate.

The songs structure sets the dynamics and feel of the song incredibly well, a strong crescendo element to the composition; J.J spaces out his resources well and does not go in with all guns blazing – creating more of an impact, and even though the conclusive guitar solo does feel slightly out of place upon the first couple of listens, and a breakdown may have potentially been more favourable, I feel it’s an appropriate risk and concludes the song in a gripping manner.

What ‘Reload’ does splendidly is capture the growing melancholic atmosphere that some R&B and Pop artists are incorporating into their work and putting a familiar yet original spin on it, creating a more accessible & enjoyable form of the sound.

‘Reload’ is out on October the 6th and is available to pre-order now. To keep up to date with J.J Leone and his upcoming release check out his social media pages below.

Soundcloud: www.soundcloud.com/j-j-leone​​

Facebook: www.facebook.com/iamjjleone​​

Twitter: www.twitter.com/iamjjleone​​

Youtube: www.youtube.com/c/jjleone​​

Website: www.jjleone.com

 

 

Drummers are the new frontmen? Dead Days prove this with crushing track ‘Fight’

With rise of bands such as Royal Blood & Slaves, drummers as frontmen is becoming more common practice in rock music, and Dead Days prove this trend is growing with their alternative-rock banger ‘Fight’.

Following the release of their debut album Start Over Again, Dead Days already have airplay on Kerrang! radio and praise from Tom Robinson at BBC Radio 6 under their belts.

‘Fight’ is a crushing anthem that teases the release of their upcoming EP All Your Lies. Dead Days have nailed the riff-orientated music that Royal Blood are revitalising and Dead Days are testament to the fact that rock music is not dead; only evolving.

What Dead Days present is a no fooling around track, a track that is aggressive and hard hitting that is bound to get the listener moving about; along with it’s catchy hooks.

What differentiates the band with the aforementioned influences is a tinge of Nu-Metal influences akin to SoiL, maybe the seven string guitar has something to do with this, but nevertheless it adds to the in your face the genre needs whilst making it refreshing to hear such an iconic sound involved in their music.

Mixing the thunderous tonality with the catchy vocals, the song is fit for any festival and arena, with an influence from Foo Fighters and even early Biffy Clyro, Dead Days encapsulate that alternative rock sound and keep it fresh.

All Your Lies is out on the 25th of September, to keep up to date with the upcoming release check out their social network links below;

http://www.facebook.com/thesearedeaddays

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBNgNrfDVGPM4dugugqyJGA

http://www.deaddaysband.com/

 

“The Mario Baloetlli of art school rock” Johann Sebastian Punk teases his debut album with the release of ‘Confessions’

Sicily’s answer to Syd Barret; Johann Sebastian Punk is preparing for the debut of his debut album Phoney Music Entertainment with the release of ‘Confessions’ which is sure to take listeners on a sonic journey of sorts.

What is apparent is that Johann has adorned an embodiment of some of the greatest icons of the eclectic side of the music world, including names such as Bowie, Adam Ant & Syd Barrett – going beyond the boundaries of when music becomes art.

Incorporating the iconic storytelling aspects of songwriting modeled by the aforementioned influences. The song is more than just a five minute jingle, it’s a psychedelic journey that presents something new with each listen.

Whilst the previously mentioned influences give an overall picture as to what the listener might expect upon listening. The song features a diverse range of influences and sparks multiple ideas in its composition, the ambient yet haunting atmosphere of the song sets the overall mood for the song.

The song features intricate choral-like vocals which makes the composition sound grand, along with woodwind instruments that add a fantastical element to the piece.

The composition concludes with a crescendo, still maintaining that dream-like, fantastical quality to the piece, we are introduced with a static drum beat. It brings familiarity in the form of Radiohead’s more experimental tunes and even The Beatles during their psychedelic years.

What Confessions does well is paint a sonic picture, those who are looking for substance and something comparable to artwork can eagerly look forward to Johann’s debut album Phoney Music Entertainment, which releases on the 13th of October. However, not only is a second single ‘Tragedy’ due for release before then, but U.K fans can listen to the debut album digitally during the second week of September.

For more on Johann Sebastian Punk and to keep up with his upcoming releases, you can find his social media links below;

Twitter: @JohannSebastianPunk

Instagram: @johannsebastianpunk

https://www.facebook.com/johannsebastianpunk/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDUUkQQFWXIFK8R3YjHY0jA