Turrentine Jones – Slam the Door (Official Music Video)

 

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Glamorous, sleazy, sexy- Turrentine Jones

What is a rock band without the attitude and a great sense of cool? You are right! That is why it is refreshing to stumble upon these musicians and get to know their music as represented by their current single Slam the Door. It has a burlesque kind of feel with the great voice of Julian Neville (guitar / vocals) which is a cross between David Bowie and Tim Burgess of The Charlatans.

They will be releasing their debut album this August. A new single is coming out next month. Guess what, they’ve got somebody in t he band who plays the organ. His name is Thomas Scotson. Isn’t that amazing? You don’t get to hear rock bands with an organist these days! Drummer Rich Watts keeps everything in order. He adds to the distinctive sound of Turrentine Jones. Give these lads a listen and watch out for new music from them soon.

Hey, I don’t mind if they are the new face of rock. I think that isw hat should happen! They are influenced by bands like The Animals, Lou Reed, The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, Booker T & the MGs, The Seeds and The Mar-Keys.

 

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The Cornerstones : Britpop with an edge.

The Cornerstones:haunting, uplifting but with a beautiful dash of sadness.

Smack me in the Face has now become one of my most played singles from The Cornerstones. The song is gorgeous. It features a haunting piano and drums with awesome vocal harmonies in the chorus section. As the song dips into the minor chord, it kind of gives me a vague reference to the greatest alternative ballads of the 90s from bands like The Verve and Fuel.

This is artsy Brit music but with radio appeal. Stand in Line is another personal favorite which also happens to be the title of their new EP. Although I used the term Britpop in the title, I think their music is diverse and they incorporate many styles and instruments in their songs. If you love something rock oriented but not too noisy and with an adequate dash of elegance then The Cornerstones is for you.

 

Learn more from their website : http://www.thecornerstones.co.uk

 

Hit Back! Life in Mono

Remember this from 1999? This is featured in the movie Great Expectations-also taken from the album Formica Blues. The  UK-based duo Mono is composed of Siobhan de Maré and Martin Virgo.

The stranger sang a theme
from someone else’s dream
the leaves began to fall
and no-one spoke at all
but i can’t seem to recall
when you came along
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i just don’t know what to do
The tree-lined avenue
begins to fade from view
drowning past regrets
in tea and cigarettes
but i can’t seem to forget
when you came along
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