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The sound of Grief and gratitude. Rasha Jay’s Spine-Chilling new single “Backbone”.

Rasha Jay Press-Release

At her musical essence, New Jersey singer-songwriter Rasha Jay encapsulates cross-genre soul-rock sentiments, setting her aside from the pack. Rasha Jay is due to release her latest and more emotive single, ‘Backbone’ on May 28th. Written during Feb 2020, just before a year like no other, Rasha describes the inspiration behind the newest single:

“I wrote this song in February 2020, ahead of a tumultuous year that we didn’t expect here in the US or in the world. I wrote it after hearing about my last uncle passing away on January 1st. I came home and went right to my keyboard and just started talking, then singing, then crying…and what came out of that was not just sadness and grief, but gratitude. My aunt passed away 30 days after him. Again, grief with gratitude. I felt honored to know them, to love them. That’s what Backbone is about–the visuals, the feelings, the notion of recognizing you are what you are because of a connection”.

Rasha Jay, 2021/Press-Release

The song itself is powerful and poignant, with the achingly soulful vocals of Rasha layered within the trip-hop, Portishead-Esque instrumental. The guitar’s melody echoes throughout, forcing your head to bop to the beat, luring you into forgetting the pain behind the lyricism. ‘Backbone’ is stripped down, allowing us to focus on only Rasha Jay’s stunning vocals, which were Rasha’s first vocal take. ‘Backbone’ is a raw and honest track that feels in-depth compared to the superficiality of some pop songs; it feels as if we are reading a diary entry from Rasha, able to empathise with Rasha’s trauma while simultaneously enjoying the musicalisation of the unrestrained vehemence.

Rasha Jay has grown up in the small town of Owings, Maryland, and is exemplary that no matter who you are or where you are from, you can and should make music for self-expression. ‘Backbone’ is out on all streaming platforms on May 28th, and you can hear and see more of Rasha Jay through her socials which are linked below.

Image from Rasha Jay Music on Facebook.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rashajaymusic

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/rashajay

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rashajaymusic

Website: http://www.rashajay.com

Soundcloud:https://www.soundcloud.com/rashajay 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/3DL86xcJUoJ2iv5tVvJ7Hn?si=hyIagl65S_GmJ3z_CZXcTQ

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/rashajay4816

Written by Ella Heaton.

Steady Rollin Bring us a Limited Edition Vinyl in Celebration of 2020

For some, 2020 was a bit of a write-off, but for Blues-rock band Steady Rollin, 2020 came with great success, with the band making the giant leap from El Salvador in Central America to news articles and radio stations all across the world.

To celebrate the success, they are releasing 100 Copies of their album Love & Loss on Limited Edition Vinyl. The release is a homage to all of their fans in the UK that have supported them during their journey; a gift in the form of a double-sided Vinyl, with the band opting to reject studio producing for a live-recorded, authentic sound. The release is in tandem with a brand new video – Call Me By 2 – featuring not yet before seen footage of the band playing live.

“Powerful, compelling blues, ‘Impossible’ follows on from the hugely popular track ‘When the Judgement Comes’ and its super-charged dance remix courtesy of Elyse Rich, set a course from 80s synth pop to modern flourishes of stomping delight, all wrapped around the pounding, relentless rock of Steady Rollin’. The Steady Rollin’ train will be pulling into a station near you before you know it…” New Noise

With Benjamin Andrade on drums and backing vocals, Gerardo Pardo on bass and Fernando Poma on guitar and lead vocals, Steady Rollin have already captivated the audiences in their native land of El Salvadore, and are now spreading the music further across the globe.

Love & Loss tells stories of Fernando’s real life love stories to a blues-rock style backing, accompanied by brilliant instrumentalism from the band. Fernando has loved music since he can remember, playing the drums until his obsession for guitars kicked in, leading him to start the musical path that paved the way for Steady Rollin. It is clear that music is his calling, pouring his heart and soul into every performance for a raw and true feeling.

Benjamin Andrade’s interest in music started back in 1994 when he started listening to classic rock bands such as Led Zeppelin, Rush, and Metallica, moulding his musical taste and honing his musical skills to the genre. His ability led him to help form many successful bands such as Kroma, Ultraviolet and Alter Ego. Nowadays he is faithful to Steady Rollin, and acts as Yamaha drumming representative for El Salvadore!

Gerardo Pardo is a professional bass player, bringing in expert basslines as the finishing touch to each composition. He is highly regarded in the El Salvadorian music scene, paving the way for smaller bands to hop on stage and take their turn!

“Fresh from winning over their native Latin America, Blues rock titans Steady Rollin’ are getting ready to take on the world…the warm, fuzzy vibe of standalone recent single ‘Impossible’ is the sound of a band in their element.” Music Week

The Double Vinyl Edition of Steady Rollin’s Love & Loss is available Exclusively Through Diggers Factory Here

Follow Steady Rollin on social media to keep an eye on any new releases coming soon!

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/steadyrollinband/

Instagram: @steadyrollinband

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Steadyrollin_

Website: www.steadyrollinband.com

Vinyl Orders: https://www.diggersfactory.com/vinyl/234065/steady-rollin-love-loss

Youtube: SteadyRollinBand

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Episode 3 of ‘Just Checking In’ is now out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pNt2GF_LcA&t=197s

Sinister Rumblings from Vulpine Smile

Ahhh, nice n sleazy does it. Vulpine Smile are a Cambridge band who clearly have a slobbering delight for 60s -style garage rock, with a bluesy base to their music but a cultured finish, all fleshed out with rather harrowingly crunchy guitars. A slow, creeping intro to their latest A-side, The Way it Flows, gives little indication that these humble beginnings will give way to a decidedly more throaty assault. Like a prolonged hammer attack to your head, the build of ferocity becomes ever-more alarming, the the point where it feels like you’ve merged into the song itself as a protagonist.

B-side, Glass Machine, is equally arresting, with a superb fuzzed-out guitar leading to yet more salacious vocals and a trippy, hallucinatory journey. It’s all terrific stuff and bodes well for their EP, which should be unveiled to us soon. You should love it, never mind smile about it.

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/vulpine-smile

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vulpinesmileband/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vulpinesmile/

Nave Blues, A Powerhouse Of Rock And Blues Fusion

 

With 2018 in official full-swing, you can be sure that there is no shortage of talent to bless yourself with. Blues Rock mixed with hauntingly dissonant melodies and deep, roaring sounds which rip through the fabric of normality, Nave Blues are genuinely set for a journey like no other.

With a mix of different elements that make Nave Blues unique, include song writing techniques, presence/stage performance and finally geographical relevance. Based in Norway, the boys that provide the blues came together with an intention to explore new avenues in the blues rock world that have yet to be explored.

Lead singer Nave Pundik, lead and only harmonica player in the band fronts this visually intriguing ensemble. The groups mood is reminiscent to bands such as ‘Type O Negative’, but the music is another story, dragging major influence from the likes of ‘Led Zeppelin’ and ‘Supertramp’.

With the brand new album ‘The NaveBlues’ on the horizon, be sure to not to miss the Nave Blues. 

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4PjTCsYQH7Nu1dsSczZ5HK
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6KVhYc1E4ccnMPtpvzpCQw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheNaveBlues/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/naveblues
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thenaveblues/
Website: http://thenaveblues.com/