Sunset Jet – Nice Guy
There’s just something about SUNSET JET. The rock band brings raw-ness with uniqueness that is quite difficult to explain. And at the center of that observation is the main vocals. Then there is this soft-rock vibe that underlies just beneath the first rock layer. And all that comes to is that the charm-factor of the band is stupendously high. ‘Nice Guy’ is as they put it “a true story about a close friend who had fallen head over heels for a man already in a relationship. The song details their affair, his attempts to cover it up and her delusions of a ‘happy ever after’.” Told you. They know how to pick the subject and then tell it in their fabulous ways. The Isle Of Man based indie-rockers is an invitation for you to just jump in and enjoy what they bring. The tunes are large and in-effect. The band consists of: Bradley Meechan, Daniel Webb, Marcus Breese, and Jonathan Sutherland.
Stand Up and Say No – Soon
Andre Nault knows what you’re thinking. With engines revving at high RPM, STAND UP AND SAY NO, is the project that takes off the curtain of deceit and blows out those helium filled magistrates you call opinions. Andre stated about this song: “This is my reaction to watching too many Ken Burns documentaries on Netflix and freaking out about Trump. I’m trying to convince myself that all the craziness will eventually stop.” But the ‘craziness’ will continue, and will soon engrain deep within a foreseeable future of politics and culture. What to do. One thing we can do is to listen to Andre’s ‘Soon’. Get angsty. You’re allowed. We’re all human. Andre will understand you.
Pace – Kings & Queens
“Kings & Queens was inspired by Michael, who lived on my road,” said frontman Jamie stated. “He was a troubled soul who enjoyed his daily routines – I used to see him go past my window most mornings. He would do the same things day in day out, and he was always kind. He had many friends, but at the same time none at all as people used to laugh about him behind his back. For Michael it didn’t matter, because his world was his own and he was the king there. Because we are all the Kings & Queens of our own lives.” What a message. And when PACE reiterates the boundless positivity of a soul like the song’s subject, ‘Michael’, it warms our CHF hearts to see that humanity does exists. Understanding is being kind and making efforts to live in the other side. And with that one move, we, in turn, become empowered in our own kings & queens of our street.
Femke – Stranger
It’s been a long whiles since our first exposure to fab singer/songwriter FEMKE graced our computers. With ‘Stranger’, she puts on a more pop mood on for the audience, and it swoon and broods, with introspect and outrage for the external difficulties set on by others. Subtle outrage, if you know what we mean. But the heft of the message is there – poignant – visceral. The sadness, without tears, is communicated clearly and succinctly, expecting fully that the sun will rise again – brighter, and even more glorious than ever before.
Kimbo Nice – Shakira
There’s a reason why the 4 guys in KIMBO NICE is loved in their Universe. On one hand, we don’t need to elaborate for the songs speak for themselves. And on the other, the integration of sentiments like ‘love’, ‘sadness’, ‘vacuous resentment’, and other human feelings, make the band the definition of being charming. Too much? Nope. We don’t think so at all. Are you listening to this single ‘Shakira’? The groovy and sweeping hooks make you indignant. Your shoulders move. Your neck moves. Then the solo kicks in, and you just know where you are. A place where you belong. This melty drizzle of this single is fabulous, and you should think the same. Get on board. You know you can’t resist.