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Posts Tagged ‘bob dylan’
EGYPTIAN HIP HOP
Neither Egyptian nor rappers, EHH are a four Mancunian 17 year olds still in high school. Their music is a mix of infectuos new wave guitar riffs and dreamy keyboards. First “single” (they are still unsigned) “Rad Pitt” was an underground Autumn sensation, firing up blogs all over the web. Have a listen here to see if you agree with the hype.
A second track that has surfaced from these young and talented schoolboys is “Heavenly”, far less dark, fewer guitars, more keys and R&B beats make this track a perfect example of modern synth pop, the double haunting vocals work well with the beat, and although it ain’t no “Rad Pitt” it’s still a very decent song!
Smoke Fairies are two stunning ladies from Sussex who play their vintage guitars in, well, a vintage way. Folky Blues is the music they play and on top of the intricate guitar licks their heavenly voices intertwine melodically in a way that can only be pleasing to the ear.
Latest single “Gas Town” b/w “River Song” has been published on Jack White’s Third Man Records label, and the White Stripes/Racounters/Dead Weather etc.. man himself gives the girls a hand by playing the drums on both tracks, helped by his trusted Raconteurs and Dead Weather bassman “Little” Jack Lawrence.
You can listen to both Third Man Records tracks here
And here is a guitar only live version of “Gas Town”
Fionn Regan first hit the airwaves in 2006 with excellent acoustic folk album “The End of History” with brilliant tracks such as “Be Good or Be Gone” and “Put a Penny in The Slot”, drawing inspiration from great folksmen such as Bert Jansch, Neil Young and Bob Dylan.
Unfortunately the album was not a commercial success and Regan remained an underground sensation limited to a niche of listeners.
With his new album, “The Shadow of an Empire” to be released on February 8th 2010, Regan has followed his mentors’ footsteps in particular Dylan’s, as the minstrel switched from acoustic folk to a full electric band in 1965 with the album “Bringing It All Back Home”, Regan adopts the same kind of sound with witty and political lyrics commenting the current economic crisis.
Here is the first new single, “Protection Racket”