New Music: Ben Hammersley (feat. Emma Watson)

Ben Hammersley

I’m not ashamed to admit I listened with vapid curiosity to Ben Hammersley’s music because Emma Watson sings back up on some of the tracks. Yes like every other quasi Potterhead I loved her as Hermione Granger but I didn’t know she sung as well. Seriously, this woman has so many layers and loving it!

Once my curiosity was fulfilled I realized I thoroughly enjoyed Hammersley’s EP ‘Solace’ and have had his music on repeat all day. His voice reminds me of a softer version of Passenger with a hint of Jack Johnson. Lyrically, the song ‘Pantomime’ is probably my favorite off the EP, a glimpse into one of those relationships where you’re at the point you irritate each other and words simply aren’t helping anymore…..its just so beautiful.

And Hammersley is selling his EP for FREE!! I think everyone should download and just embrace it the beauty that is Solace.

Song of the Day: Sam Bradley – Woman You Crazy

Song of the Day: Woman You Crazy

Artist: Sam Bradley

Video: Sage + The Saints – Would I Run

Today, Sage and The Saints released her new video ‘Would I Run’ in support of her upcoming EP release ‘I Will Lie’ on August 22nd. Would I Run captures the softer side of the infamous chameleon known as Sage. After leaving LA a few years ago Sage followed her heart to the country music mecca, Nashville. Sage’s embraced all the Nashville has to offer and her new music will reflect just that. I look forward to her new EP!

Stay tune for more Sage news…..

Sam Bradley – Late Night London Sessions

Sam Bradley has been going non-stop since the released of his EP ‘Not Your Kind’ in May with shows around the London and Manchester area and taking time to record Late Night London Sessions. It’s a series of videos shot in black and white with Sam singing songs from his EP on the deserted streets of London.

The second video from the Late Night Sessions happens to be my FAVORITE song on the EP called ‘Only Human’. I can listen to this song on repeat all day long….oh wait I HAVE played this song on repeat. Sam’s talent always blows me away, just when I think I got him figured out his goes and boggles my mind.

I hope we see more footage from the Late Night London Sessions because they make me appreciate and love the songs even more.

And those of you in the London area – GO SEE SAM LIVE!!

Now I must put Only Human on repeat.

Ciao.

I have a date with Sam Bradley!

Yes you read it right! I have a date with singer/songwriter Sam Bradley. And I don’t care who knows, I just know its be long and WAY overdue!!

Sadly my date won’t happen until May 20th! ….oh yeah I forgot to mention….it’s via itunes. Hell, I don’t care! I’m just happy its finally gonna happen…. I will finally have new Sam Bradley music!!

Sam Bradley EP Release Party! Will you be there?

Not a live show but NEW music. This will satisfy me for a little while but I will need Mr. Bradley in the US (very soon) singing his heart out while I sip on beer (I know I’m overly demanding). Lately Sam has been in touring the UK….but his fans in the US….this particular fan in Los Angeles (aka ME) miss him dearly.

The countdown has started…….10 more days…

It’s hard to believe its been 2 years since Sam released his last ep Zuni, so to say I’m anxious for new music is an understatement.

Now, I must get some beauty rest for my date with Sam!

Ta-Ta!

Video: Matthew Mayfield – Better (Live @ Hotel Cafe)

Have I mentioned I simply adore Matthew Mayfield?

Last week we caught his show at Hotel Café and as usual it was amazeballs! His songs have that ability to tear into your soul when you least expect it. If you haven’t seen Matthew Mayfield then you’re seriously missing out.

SoFar – Rachel Goodrich

The beauty of Songs From A Room is the fact you never know what you’re going to hear or see. I’m thinking about all the bands and who made the most impressions on me and why. That’s I started thinking about Rachel Goodrich’s performance, I will admit its not something I’d usually listen to but I loved her quirkiness and fun songwriting style. And how could you not love a girl who plays a cazoo and actually make it work?!

Even though I’ve heard of Rachel Goodrich’s name in passing at various shows this was the first time I was able to see her play and I’m glad I did. Hopefully I can catch a full set.

Follow her on Twitter: @rachel_goodrich

And check her out on Tumblr –  http://rachelgoodrich.tumblr.com/