A Manchester based Songwriter and singer who has the laidback nature of Jack Johnson and the authentic song writing sound of Paul Simon. What you are left with is Ben Williams. With his debut album being 7 years in the making he wrote along the lines of 60 songs so you can definitely tell he picked the best from the bunch! Hold Your Fire is a song with a really chill vibes and a really nice guitar melody being played. It is the newest song to be released from the upcoming album. He was described by Ken Nelson (From Coldplay) as” an excellent guitarist and great to have around on a recording session”. Hearing that from a veteran of the genre must have done wonders for Ben Williams’s confidence, but he always appears humble and passionate about his music. It shows through all his music how passionate he is about his music, songwriting and guitar!
As soon as the album plays you are greeted with the track: A Blanket of Misery Laced with Threads of Hope . Which is an intro that get’s the album kicked off with a lot of pauses and acoustic guitar playing. Kicking the album off with a lot of suspense for the second track in the album.
The second track: Alibi , Starts with strong vocals and a nice light drum beat. Until it kicks in and the drum starts. The drum beat is very good throughout the whole song creating the pace and atmosphere. As well as the vocals and lyrics. The bass guitar is also very good in this song. Overall good way to open with the first proper track.
The Third Track is: Spank the Daemon . Again this song starts of nice, slow and light with the guitar and soon drops to a faster paced song as soon as the drum beat drops. But has its intervals of light drum beats and guitar along with nice strong vocals that maintain the same level of volume as the instruments. Towards the end there is a really nice guitar solo after that it starts being slower and calmer into the end.
The Forth Track: Between Storms . Is the main song in the album and prior to the previous songs it takes less time to kick in to full pace. But it starts of with a really nice violin along with guitar. And soon drops in with a really nice drum beat which again picks the pace for the song. It does have occasional intervals with the violin playing. With this track the orchestra of instruments just back the vocalist as she is definitely the main attraction in this song.
The Fifth Track: You , kick in with again a nice drum beat and guitar. But the vocalist’s voice really shines through in this song. As she hits the notes in her voice perfect. And again the orchestra of instruments they have to back her vocals surprises me how they are used so well.
The Sixth Track: Dick . Is the most fast paced vocals wise song. But it does have its interval when the chorus comes in to slow down the pace a bit. This is definitely the most aggressive highest tempo song in the album
The Seventh Track: Head . Is the most constant paced song in the album. The vocals are good as well as the instrumentals. The chorus is very catchy in this song. Probably due to how many times it is sung.
The Eighth Track: Endure . This track has a very good build up right until the end when it starts to pick up the tempo. The vocals are again really good being backed by the instruments. The lyrics are also really good.
The Ninth Track: Sea Song . Is the longest track in the album, and could have been 2 songs. One half being calm, up until halfway through when it starts to pick up the pace. The guitar is really good in the second half as well the drum beat to accompany it.
The Tenth Track: Rushing (Live). Rushing is definitely the most unique in terms of instruments and how it sounds. The vocals are very strong in the track leading the instruments. A very nice track to round up the album with a BANG.
The album keltrix between storms is a good album which has a lot of replay value to it due to the fact that no song starts and finishes the same giving it a whole lot of versatility to it. It is also Versatile in the way that It picks up pace or slows the pace wherever it pleases in a track.
OUT APRIL 20th
Preacher are a Scottish 8 piece band who have their very own take on melodic progressive. With their main influence being Pink Floyd, they are updating psychedelic rock tropes in a modern day setting. They were also the first unsigned act to headline the ABC102 in Glasgow! And with their single “Jupiter to Mars” you can see exactly why. The vocals are really good being quite metaphorical. The guitar is really good as well as the piano. The drum beat soon drops in; the song is relatively inspirational saying there isn’t any limit in trying to achieve a goal/target and to believe. That may be why preacher are soaring ahead with a single to be released “Jupiter to mars” on April the 6th and a album titled “Signals” April 13th!
Following on from the anti-drugs single “Just Say No”, which featured Kumar Sanu who is a vocal veteran with 69 awards under his belt. It’s easy to see that Shannon K get’s her musical talent through her genes and passion for music from her father. But she won’t walk in her Fathers shadow as the new single shows that she has found her very own sound. Residing in pop, with social awareness being the biggest influence. She provides a good voice for the younger generation. She has all the tools and support she needs to be up for her own awards! “Just Another Boy” is a single about the younger generation and how they don’t care about breaking someone’s heart. But what comes around goes around.Check It Out on iTunes