Who: Men with Ven
When: Friday 5th June 2015
Where: The Birds Nest
I was invited by a friend to go see Men with Ven last Friday after they heard about their latest single. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was definitely not disappointed. It was a homecoming gig for the former market traders in Deptford. Their musical style is a combination between Chaz and Dave with Kevin Bloody Wilson and it definitely works. There is a strong comedy and political element to most of their songs with titles including ‘Marijuana & Bacon’ and ‘String them up’. The band also earlier in the year conducted a study to see who the public thought was the greatest living British Actor which resulted in their latest hit ‘Jason Statham’.
Lots of their local followers and fans had come out to support the band and there was a homely feeling that carried on throughout the whole night.
The best part about the band is that they don’t take themselves too seriously; dressed as Pearly Kings, the whole audience was laughing, dancing and even doing the conga around the bar at one point, exactly what everyone should be doing on a Friday evening!
Would thoroughly recommend!
Men with Ven carry on their tour dates and will be performing at:
July 4: Hutstock, Whitstable
June 12: The Labour Club, Whitstable
Check the website for further dates: http://menwithvenuk.tumblr.com/post/119943972634/the-gigs
Watch the video for ‘Jason Statham’ here:
I Can Do That
Check Your Prostate
Kiss It Better
Marijuana & Bacon
What Is He On
Back Of My Cab
String ‘Em Up
The Power Of The Conga
This band have added their own individual stroke into this song as well as their earlier singles, I believe this works so very well and makes a connection among band and fan or listener. ‘Take What You Need’ evolves from dark melodies to bottomless bass tones, with original elements all through the song we can for sure say you won’t get uninterested listening to this established song. As an accepted four piece band we are all anticipating much more in the future!
It’s Called Heartache (Sky Mix) - this song is a really vast upbeat Club/Dance tune. A pleasant remix of a track done by kinky dove. Would be an ideal song if you need to get moving! It helps to keep everything all brand new and stem out to more listeners. The singing provides a great cover over the Club/Dance beat. The production is definitely the main pull in this song.
Another Girl – It is quite a cheerful track. There are two singers in the song and they both provide diverse vocals. The girl having a melodious voice and the man’s who in which has low lively voice. The drum and guitar riffs are outstanding in this song. As well as the vocals being immense going with the beat of the song really well.
Some Kind Of Fool – This song is a tad slower then the earlier song and speeds up a fragment for the chorus. The drum beat is grand, has really high-quality rhythm with this track and the guitar and drum go together like a couple. This song has again a truly first-class guitar riff and difference between the two singers.
To bring to a close kinky dove’s self titled EP is an in fact a superb EP which has great contrast between the female singer and the male one. Whether or not if there is any additional remix’s in the future from kinky dove, it helps to widen their audience. Really huge EP a have got to have this June the 15th.
“Jason Statham” is the new tune from Men With Ven set to roll out the 1st of June on iTunes. Just a few days before Jason Statham’s new movie spy. This could serve as a great official track for a tribute! It has the potential to be just that, but if not it still serves as a perfect unofficial tribute! If the tribute does get out to Jason Statham then you will have no trouble in seeing Men With Ven glide to the top of the charts!
Check out the video (Without a feature from Jason Statham just yet) here:
Vida have a unique sound which has been compared to the likes of; Arctic monkeys, The Black Keys and Oasis. Having being compared to the best of the genre, they are really gaining reputation. They were also handpicked to play XFM’s this feeling shows several times. With array of really nice guitar riffs, nice drum rhythm and melodies. It’s not hard to see why! Vida are definitely a UK band to watch this year. The double track is scheduled for release June the 15th
Yeti love is a duo with great song writing and really unique music influences. With one half of the duo (Hamilton) being influenced by his own ancestry being half Spanish. A big influence for him was the folk traditions at his hometown Galicia. As well as his rhythm influence being from Celtic roots music. And you can see that from their new single “Lonely Road” out June the 15th and it is a must get for people who would like to try new unique music with a hybrid mix of “alt-rogue-folk-rock”!Links:
Berenice Scott’s new single ‘Walls Cave In’ has a sweet blend of piano and delicate vocals that match perfectly together to create a debut single that could beat the drum for arrival of a major talent. With a sad tone to the lyrics this works well with the catchy chorus, this track is set to turn heads in the music industry; the fluid level of quality of the production, chorus and vocals leaves us weak at the knees!Links:
Overboard – Is the first song of the EP. And is a happy sort of song. This is mostly due to the melody from the vocals. The lyrics are also good in this song. The instruments make it a upbeat rhythm for the vocals to layer over.
Heartracer – A nice melody and harmony on this track. Nice upbeat rhythm to it. This song has song has strong vocals with a lot of general passion in this song in terms of vocals and instruments. It also had a video out on Youtube here:
Summer Gold – Has a great melody and is the main song on the EP. The lyrics really help to create help the melody as well of course the vocals. The instruments create a slower rhythm in this song for everything else to follow.
Ice On The Streets – The instruments and vocals in this song create a really nostalgic vibe to them. The vocals are great in this song giving it motivating feel to it. It is also the only song in the EP that includes a guitar solo in it.
Open Door – The last track of the album, the song has tension sort of feel created by the instruments. The rhythm is also quite fast paced throughout this track. The vocals are strong as well as the lyrics.
To conclude the EP – Summer Gold EP is a great EP which has some great melodies and harmonies that help to create a nostalgic sound. After their previous album, this album is highly anticipated and we could easily see it climb its way up the charts.
EDM Pop making its way overseas from Ukraine to hit the UK. In their native country (Ukraine) they have acquired best album and best single at the yuna awards and they are aiming to do the same in the UK. With there being such a big EDM pop following the UK it is highly possible for them to do just that. Making “Strange Moves” Highly Anticipated single this year! The production is really smooth and crisp given the fact they are independent in Ukraine. The production is world class level and The HardKiss show no signs of not improving! Strange Moves is a must have this year! Out 18th Of June in the UK!
Dalimore are drifting “ Higher ” up with new single! With the determination and devotion the duo put in you won’t see them go anywhere else apart from up! A lot of their songs will be about self improvement and working hard so there is definitely a good meaning behind their music! And the single is no different being a motivating song. The duo definitely has different influences, you can tell by the creative genre blending they implement as a duo! The visuals for their new single will be out May the 1st while the release for the single will be out May the 11th.
A homecoming heart – is the first song and a nice calming slow start to the album. With the instruments creating that soothing, calming feel along with the vocals of course. The lyrics are good as well as the vocals being really strong and melodically.
The ascending Light – Is again a really soothing song with a really nice melody being played on the instruments and the melodic vocals. The lyrics are also really melodic in this track
Sunday Morning Song – A really nice melodic song about his usual Sunday morning routine. The trumpet is especially really soothing in this song, this is one of my favourite songs of the album easily. It is also quite slow paced but that just helps to convey more emotion in this song.
The King Is Dead – Really nice lyrics is this song, again has really nice melodic vocals. Along with the melodies created on the guitar. A motivating song about holding on (Sticking through something till the end).
Freedom – Is a bit more upbeat then the rest of the songs so far, but it still keeps its melodic vocals and melodies from the instrument. Really moving and soothing track.
Your Love Is A Weapon – The trumpet comes back to introduce this song, and is another slow paced song on the album. The guitar is really melodic and soothing in this track and helps to create rhythm throughout this song. Along with the vocals it creates a really nice melodic song.
One Step Closer – A really calming nice song, this song is so melodic with the melody played on the guitar, and the vocals you almost get lost in this song. Then it starts to pick up the pace a bit towards the end. With a bit more energy could be reference to how close he is getting to love meaning towards the end of the song he is closest.
I Am An Eagle – The only track in album to feature a choir. The lyrics in this song a really good allowing you to visualise them easily. There is no guitar in this song and the rhythm and melody is done by a piano in this song. But again that doesn’t change the amazing melodic vocals.
The Light Of The Moon – Probably the slowest song in the album. But is really soothing and melodic like most of his tracks. A really nice song to say farewell to the listener/Listeners.
Overall The Shamans call is a really soothing and calming song, this is done by the array of melodic vocals he includes in all his song. The melodies being played on an array of instruments. The Shamans Call is set to debut 15th Of June