‘Unbridled & Ablaze’ is the third album by Norwegian artist Zialand.
By the album’s title I was expecting power ballads, big ballsy statement pieces that culminate in a dramatic blaze of glory, however what we find are glowing embers of past hurt, with songs toing and froing between love, vulnerability, solace and heartache. Zialand’s voice delicate, unwavering and alluring to the listener.
Last year I received a few emails from a 4-piece Oxford rock band ‘Little Brother Eli’, now I do listen to everything that comes in to Musicvein and in honesty I wasn’t so taken by their music – it was good but the balance of the band wasn’t quite there.
Listening to a couple of tracks it felt like the guitars and drums were the main focus, the lead singer’s voice and lyrics were a little lost behind it all.
Recently the band hit me up with their singles ‘Our Kind of Love’ and ‘Wait for You’ – STOP PRESS! You got to be kidding me! This couldn’t be the same band! but sure enough Little Brother Eli had tweaked their sound and it literally blew my wig off!
If the name El’Tee is new to you, let me bring you up to speed.
El’Tee appeared on Xfactor 2017 and wowed the judges with his original song ‘Good and Bad’
It’s been a decade since Tom Baxter released ‘Skybound’ and now he’s back with new single, ‘The Other Side of Blue’ taken from his forth-coming album of the same name.
What do you get when you cross a Classical composer, Hip-hop producer and a House DJ with a Singer/Songwriter? Answer a Willy Wonka musical emporium of hits by the collective known as PREP.
After a 2 year hiatus in releasing music, Midlands musician George Simpson is back with new Country single ‘Finding Myself’. A fork in the road during 2015 saw George take time out to recollect his thoughts and take on a new direction in his music. Listening to previous songs, ‘It’s Our Lives’ in particular (Get […]
It’s not often that Musicvein gets instrumentals in the inbox but when ‘Magic’ came through by DJ Will Sawney, we couldn’t let it pass us by. Being presenter of Soul Groovin’ Radio Show, Grenada, you can really feel the summer breeze weaving through this track. Chilled and light with just the right touch of funk […]
Here at Musicvein we love nothing more than to get a tasty treat in the inbox, and this weeks morsel of ear candy comes from a trio better known as Toto Bona Lokua. The trio, who are French-Creole Gerald Toto, Cameroon’s Richard Bona and from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Lokua Kanza, first released their debut album […]
Following months of planning, Mousehouse Promotions finally brought together the Soulfully Yours Tour 2017 and as Shalamar sung, it was a ‘Night to Remember’. Featuring Gwendolyn Collins, Kenya (USA), Arthur Miles and Camera Soul (Italy) – this was the perfect opportunity for Musicvein to head over to Birmingham and soak up some Jazz, Blues and […]