It’s rare to find an album with so much going for it; song writing, atmosphere and composition. Kevin Morby’s fourth solo album is one such album.City Music lives up to its title, an album so overflowing with ambience and character, you could be walking the crowded streets of New York; Morby’s inspiration for the album.
In this week's issue of DISCOVER, we are looking into Birmingham, an area of the United Kingdom that right now is thriving musically.
The most media hyped album in R&B right now has finally emerged and this early in the calendar it is of course impossible to crown SZA the queen of the genre, but it is possible for her to stake a claim.
Summer has just about arrived, the airwaves are gradually becoming filled with the same five radio smashes and we could do desperately with a worthy escape from the handpicked favourites of the upcoming festival season. Thankfully, Essex five-piece, Courts, could act as the saviour with their latest single, True Say.
The final issue of this week’s DISCOVER brings us to Foule, the Nottingham trio, oozing kaleidoscopic tones, hypnotising repeated guitar lines and melodies that will make you drift deeper and deeper into their developing discography like Brian Griffin on a come up. There’s something for everyone from this Nottingham band, who are already establishing themselves at the top of the bill on the city’s club night scene.
In this week’s second deep dive into Nottingham’s burgeoning music scene, we are lifting the lid on the city’s developing Indie rockers, Vega Bay. Made up of four teens, the young outfit are establishing a style, which mixes a plethora of influences from Mac Demarco, The Drums and The Smiths.
Cherry Hex and the Dream Church have been making waves in Nottingham for the last 18 months with their now signature style of half time 808s, live bass and ritualistic vocal melodies... Oh, and a glockenspiel (For those unsure what one, it’s that awesome thing you hit with mallets that looked a bit like the keys of a piano when you were a kid). Sam Drury felt it was time to find out more about Cherry Hex, off the record.
Touring musicians regularly struggle to establish the ‘right’ way to order their pedalboard and if you are anything like me, you can be borderline obsessive with making sure your board is set up exactly right.The truth is there is no ‘right’ way, but there is a definitely a best way.