Friday, December 27, 2013

World United Music - 2013 Year in Review

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At home and abroad, “The Revolution begins with music”! ~ Stewart Brennan

World United Music - Showcasing the best Signed, Unsigned & Independent Music from all over the World!

This year 71 bands shared the spotlight to bring our 2013 Global support to well over 400 bands and artists in just 3 ½ short years…and we’re not done yet! 2014 is shaping up to be a great year for the alternative music Industry so please join us and…Catch the Wave!

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Thanks for supporting World United Music and all the artists in 2013! Be sure to visit the Bands Official websites and join their mailing lists to stay up to date!

See you in 2014, Happy New Year!

Music by: Soul of the River
Song: Catch a Day

Best of 2013 - Rock & Alternative Music

Best of 2013 - Soft Rock, Alternative, Folk, & Acoustic

Best of 2013 - Pop Rock Music

2013 Artist Links:

Alexander Harmer – World United Music
Alexandra Stréliski – World United Music
Allison VonBuelow – World United Music
Ari Hest – World United Music
Art Ceilidh – World United Music
Ashley Condon - YouTube
Aviators – World United Music
Broken Anchor – World United Music
Brother Speed – World United Music
Burning Jet Black – World United Music
Cardinals – World United Music
Celestial Bums – World United Music
Dan Grigor – World United Music
Elevation – World United Music
Gabriel Redding – World United Music
Gary Procyshyn – World United Music
Gavin Coetzee – World United Music
Heidi Browne – World United Music
Hologram – World United Music
Hozier – World United Music
Hurricane Heart Attacks – World United Music
Ian Thomas – World United Music
INNERSPACE – World United Music
Jeff Campbell – World United Music
John Deck – World United Music
Johnny Duhan – World United Music
J.P. Cormier – World United Music
Kungens Man – World United Music
Laztozia – World United Music
Lucy Kruger – World United Music
Magazine Gap – World United Music
Mayd Hubb – World United Music
Mickey Carroll – World United Music
Mirror Mirror – World United Music
Mugstar – World United Music
Parker Bombshell – World United Music
Patriark – World United Music
Philip Morgan Lewis – World United Music
Plumb – World United Music
Qayaas – World United Music
Rachelle van Zanten – World United Music
Radio Nasties – World United Music
Ryan Goodlett – World United Music
Scarlet Hollow – World United Music
Secret Colours – World United Music
Seventh Epic – World United Music
Soul of the River – World United Music
Steve Morin & The Higgs Boson Project – World United Music
The Balcony Stars – World United Music
The Grasping Straws – World United Music
The Judes – World United Music
The Redding Brothers – World United Music
The Revox – World United Music
The Search – World United Music
The Struts – World United Music
The Third Sound – World United Music
The Vickers – World United Music
Thrillionaire – World United Music
Tom Moriarty – World United Music
Tom Price-Stephens – World United Music
Trucker Diablo – World United Music
Two Wounded Birds – World United Music
Ursina – World United Music
Van Eps – World United Music
Vespero – World United Music
Vienna in Love – World United Music
Vintage Trouble – World United Music
Wayne Reynolds – World United Music
Wheat Fields – World United Music
Withnailus – World United Music
Zemmy – World United Music


Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Brother Speed

About: Brother Speed

The name Brother Speed comes from an American outlaw motorcycle gang formed in Idaho in 1969. It’s in the music of this era on both sides of the Atlantic that was the basis to forming four-piece Brother Speed. Part Mersey Beat, part Summer of Love, part Manchester – from the raw fuzz and catchy vocal harmonies of the 1960s to the dance infused neo-psychedelia of the 1990s Brother Speed was born. Carrying the torch beyond the nineties, Brother Speed is a unique brand of psychedelic shoe gaze rock paired with groove based drums and catchy vocal harmony.

Brother Speed originally started as a side project for Darius Navidzadeh, former member of Sydney outfit Underlights. Darius, a guitarist and vocalist was one of the founding members and the key songwriters of the group, whose Triple J Unearthed winning single “Now That You’re in Love” saw them break into the music mainstream back in 2011.

After receiving significant national radio play and featuring at Big Day Out, Playground Weekender and Homebake among various other headlining shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, Darius relocated to London in search of a fresh project and to explore a new musical direction.

Darius spent time meeting with record producers in England, in particular Liverpool where he met founding Merseybeats member Billy Kingsley who imparted invaluable musical guidance and wisdom and continues to do so. It was a chance to immerse in England’s melting pot of emerging and established artists and plunge into a sound and scene already so familiar to him - albeit from thousands of miles away.

Born out of this musical pilgrimage was Brother Speed.

To harness this sound Brother Speed worked with Liam Judson, producer of the award winning album Bliss Release by Cloud Control and the acclaimed debut from The Laurels. Recorded on a remote farm in Kangaroo Valley the new project has delivered some very exciting sounds with Brother Speeds first single ‘Let Me Be’ released in July and now delivering ‘Which Side I’m on’, a must to be included in anyone’s soundtrack to summer.

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Monday, December 23, 2013


About: Hozier

What are the Twenty First Century Blues? And who shall we find to sing them?

From trivial first world problems to the seismic shifts in geopolitics, the modern Blues resonate down the years with the same eternal themes – loss, loneliness, longing and regret. New wine in vintage casks.

Born on St. Patrick's Day and hailing from County Wicklow, Hozier was raised on the building blocks of popular music: rhythm and blues, soul, jazz and the deep dark stuff stretching from Chicago to the Delta. He joined his first band when he was 15 years old, fronting a soul band with some older heads. Taught himself to play guitar and piano, and went to Trinity College to study music. Whilst there, he bagged a seat on the flight deck of the symphonic B-52 that is the Trinity Orchestra, fronting their missions into the world of classic rock.

However, four years looked like a long stretch, particularly when the goal was to write, record and perform his own music; so Hozier dropped out to concentrate his talents on the creative process full time. He tried out with a few different producers in various studios, experimented with genres; but never felt happy with the results. Home is where the art is, and a simple studio, set up in the attic proved to be the crucible where Hozier would forge a musical identity he could call his own. A place where Stevie Wonder and Billie Holiday are revered alongside James Joyce and Oscar Wilde.

He says: “Listen to any song, from any era; and you're looking through a keyhole into the artist's world as seen through their eyes. Art is, in it's simplest form, the reproduction of the world around us. All artists reproduce their vision of the world, and in doing so create a document that reflects the times they live in”. Which brings us back to the Twenty First Century Blues, and Hozier's unique, poetic evocations.

Hozier's first release is a 4 track EP. 'Take Me To Church' (the lead track) and 'Angel Of Small Death' reflect the gospel – soul gumbo at the heart of his music; 'Like Real People Do' is an Arcadian acoustic adventure and 'Cherry Wine' a raw emotional discourse, recorded live at 6am on an abandoned hotel rooftop; with accompaniment from the dawn chorus. Hozier played all the instruments (Fiachra Kinder helped out on drums), sang all the parts and recorded at home. Rob Kirwan (Depeche Mode, PJ Harvey) mixed the tracks in Dublin.


Hozier – Official Website
Hozier - Soundcloud
Hozier – Last FM
Hozier - Facebook
Hozier - Twitter
Hozier – YouTube
Hozier - Bandcamp
Hozier - iTunes
Hozier - Amazon


Monday, December 16, 2013

Gavin Coetzee

About: Gavin Coetzee

Gavin Coetzee is a wonderful musician from Cape Town South Africa. Not one to be genre specific, Gavin covers a wide spectrum of music and does it exceptionally well as his album “Orange Forest” reveals. Have a listen to Gavin’s music below, and then visit his websites for more.

CONTACT: Gavin Coetzee 

Gavin Coetzee Music Playlist

Gavin Coetzee LINKS:
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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Jeff Campbell

About: Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell’s onstage experiences have taken him to coast to coast countless times and found him sharing stages with John Mayer, members of Counting Crows, The Grateful Dead, and opening for Train. After being crowned winner of Guitar Center's National Singer Songwriter Competition out of over 13,000 entrants,  his 2013 EP Release, “In Spite of Everything”, produced by 6x Grammy Winner John Shanks, premiered at #1 on the iTunes rock EPs and singles charts, following a performance on the Jimmy Kimmel Live! show.

Watch him strap an acoustic guitar on his back, board a public bus with 75 strangers, and traipse his way across the country. Here’s a singer-songwriter who loves nothing more than the sound of his voice reverberating off a music venue’s back walls. Yes, this is Jeff Campbell’s life, and as he’ll readily tell you, it isn’t so much a choice as it’s his calling. “This is just who I am” says the vocalist, impassioned songwriter and lifelong musician who with The Kitchen Sink, has at long last concocted the album that represents him at his core and is willing to do whatever it takes to feel the rush of human connection.

For Campbell, it’s all in the spirit of connectivity: eliminate as many barriers as possible between the writer and the audience. Sure, he knows he could record hundreds of videos on YouTube and pray one goes viral, but that’s not him. Even as his fanbase continues to swell, Campbell craves intimacy and immediacy. “Performing live is absolutely my favorite part of this thing.” Campbell says. “Whether it’s a big stage or a small room, there’s really no better feeling than connecting the music with the audience. When you know they’re with you, it’s the best ever.”

An emotional, evocative poet with a rock lover’s heart, Campbell navigated nearly a decade spent nursing a nine-to-five job before realizing you can only run so long from your true passion. Now, on The Kitchen Sink, he combines his hunger for stellar songcraft, rope-you-in riffs and threading melody into his most profound musical statement yet. It’s an album the soft-spoken singer views as his “…life’s work. So far.” and the passion and commitment to his craft is supremely evident in its cutting clarity.

For Campbell, The Kitchen Sink is a wonderful opportunity to let go of any preconceived ideas of who he was as a musician and “…let the songs go where they wanted to go. It’s what I’ve grown into”, he explains of the nine-track LP that melds the Philadelphia native’s longtime love of raucous rock with his more recent understanding of a lyricist’s poetic power. “I have to continue down the path that I’m on,” he says proudly of Sink’s potential for longevity.

“The best music is so often about a story, about the feelings conveyed by what the writer/performer saying and whether or not they mean it,” Campbell says; and it’s why he felt compelled to channel the experience of becoming an uncle into the immensely personal “Fill The Spaces.” The ear-candy-of-a-rocker is an exploration of how best to “live in the moment and fill the spaces with what’s around you, versus staring at your device all the time or worrying about the past or too much about the future.” On thewinsome “Finger Pictures,” the musician uses a lilting melody as a mask for a hard-hitting, timely message of equality inspired by female friends he’s seen bogged down by societal inequality: “I’m surrounded by a lot of great women in my life. A lot of them are artists and I see what they to have to go through on a regular basis to be socially accepted,” Campbell says. “Girls have it harder than guys do in a lot of ways.”

Arriving at such a point of awareness for Campbell was a journey unto itself. Upon leaving a stable and successful career in investments in 2009, the then-twenty-something proceeded to pound the pavement for several years, grinding it out in bars and clubs as he adjusted to his new music-first life. “It took me awhile to accept that it was no longer something I was doing for fun,” Campbell admits of writing, recording and performing music full-time. “It wasn’t just a hobby anymore. It was now my job.” The man who discovered his voice when swapping his spot behind the drums with his teenage band’s laryngitis–stricken singer for a gig, had been in rock bands practically his entire life, but he’d always assumed it was unrealistic to make a career out of his artistic passion. “Some people, by trade, are carpenters, plumbers, lawyers, whatever. This is my trade. And it’s how I’m always going to make a living, for better or for worse.”

Hunkering down with Shanks and a cadre of seasoned session pros to record 'In Spite of Everything' was a priceless crash course for Campbell in the art of commercial production and songwriting. And yet he’ll be the first to admit that he and his band went for a far more raw, spare sonic aesthetic on The Kitchen Sink. “I like a nice duo of electric or acoustic guitars and the words and the melody speaking for themselves,” he explains of an LP written and recorded between his home studio and the home studio of Bay Area producer/friend Gawain Mathews. This loose approach is evident in the tender “Jail”, the harmonious “No One Keeping Score” and the airy, suspended “Overboard.” “I think there’s an art in doing what a band like U2 does,” he offers. “What you hear live is what you hear on the record: Two guitars, a bass and drums. If you can fill up the space with as little instruments as possible, then why the hell not?”

Success for Campbell remains an ever-evolving notion, but the proud song-spinner knows that no matter what his future holds, he’s now attacking it as his true self. Campbell concludes. “I’ve landed comfortably at a position in my life where I’m at peace with who I am. Finally.” - By Dan Hyman.

Jeff Campbell – Official Website
Jeff Campbell - Soundcloud
Jeff Campbell - Reverbnation
Jeff Campbell - Facebook
Jeff Campbell - Twitter
Jeff Campbell - YouTube
Jeff Campbell - Bandcamp
Jeff Campbell - iTunes
Jeff Campbell – CD Baby
Jeff Campbell - eMusic
Jeff Campbell - Amazon

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Burning Jet Black

About: Burning Jet Black

In the future, robots will perform all the music we listen to. Thumping bass and electronic blips will destroy all the pure emotion and visceral experience of the music we once knew. Meanwhile, in the here and now, Burning Jet Black is fighting hard against this automatic (re)/(de)volution. Fingers dancing on the fretboard, legs shaking on the kick drum...and sweat dripping off their brows, and the genuine heat of the crowd. This is music with a pulse...and the heart to keep it beating.

"While your friends are growing up and taking vows, you're still giving all your body will allow..." is the declaration that ignites Magazine Girl, their first single. An apt observation of the tragic heroine of the song and of Burning Jet Black themselves. The industry is that model past her prime, desperately whimpering for your attention, but not offering anything in return. This band, however, is offering something real, something that screams for you to be immersed in it, and they're on the fast ascent, keeping in mind: "We come TOGETHER, or we fall apart.”

Assuming it would be possible to start over again, knowing all the things you know now, would be a no-brainer. The band functions with this hypothetical ethic; only using the experience of the past to look forward, instead of back. Comprised of David Bloomfield (guitar), Wes Hall (drums), Rob Hughes (bass), and David Sparrow (vocals, guitar), you get a band that clicks. You'll hear it, it will sink down into the depths of your soul, and then you'll know. Burning Jet Black is alive and kicking and they will not quiet down.

Burning Jet Black – Official Website
Burning Jet Black - Soundcloud
Burning Jet Black – Last FM
Burning Jet Black - Reverbnation
Burning Jet Black - Facebook
Burning Jet Black - Twitter
Burning Jet Black - YouTube
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Burning Jet Black - iTunes
Burning Jet Black – CD Baby
Burning Jet Black - Amazon
Burning Jet Black - eMusic


Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Revox

About: The Revox

The Revox, are a garage band brought up on punk from the 60's, and have distilled their sound by adding their wild dynamic energy. Their brand of rock 'n' roll will grab you, pull you in and put you under their spell…check these guys out, their fast, furious, and have a twist of psychedelia that will bring you back in time. Time to Freak out!!!!

The Revox – Official Website
The Revox - Reverbnation
The Revox - Facebook
The Revox - YouTube
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The Revox - Bandcamp


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