Sunday, May 13, 2018

The Minstral Show – (Episode 044)

Hello, and welcome to this week’s episode of the Minstral Show!

More than just a podcast, World United Music has emerged to bring you the best music being made in the 21st century by signed, unsigned and Independent artists…and so, as always, we have another great line up of artists to take us through these darker days into the liberating times to come, featuring: Underlights, David Philips, Parker Bombshell, NOMIA, Coma Recovery, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, Drenge, Robert Icaza, Green Day and Michael Mazochi

To all the Artists, be sure to share the podcast episode with your network as it helps bring attention not only to your work but the work of others as well. That's what my music project “World United Music” is all about, bringing attention to all the artists who make great music.

SET: 01

Starting off today’s show is Sydney Australia’s “Underlights” with “Remnants” taken from their 2012 self titled EP “Underlights”. “Remnants” lends the feelings of being in a serene dream state while searching for something elusive. An excellent expression from an excellent EP…yet

Not long after their EP release, the band disappeared from the music radar screen which leaves me dumbfounded as to why because this group should have been on every radio station world wide in my opinion. Maybe we can coax them back, hey, Jack Friels, Johnny Took, Tom O’Dell and Darius Navidzadeh, If you’re out there listening, come on back and do this thing! We need more music like this!

Following Underlights is David Philips with “Nowhere” taken from his latest album “Get Along” digitally released by Black n Tan Records May 7th, 2018. The album is David’s 7th to date which continues the passionately soulful acoustic folk n blues David is known for. It’s the very thing I love about David’s music as he pours his soul into every track to greet us in our solitary confinement with colourful waves of hope through the medicinal properties of the blues…and so his song, “Nowhere” greets us half a mile from nowhere and takes us somewhere meaningful, to process life.

Following David Philips is Parker Bombshell with “Karma” taken from their June 2014 EP “Everyone’s a TV Baby” “Karma” is a new wave synth pop tune with a catchy dance beat that examines the blind alley some of us end up in… in its way, “Karma” helps us to move beyond a depressive state by confronting regrets and replacing them with hope. A unique song in healing ambience and lyric, so hats off to Tom McNeil and Thomas Payne who are Parker Bombshell.

Now, Time comes alive in music to create “Remnants” from “Nowhere” where “Karma” greats us in song…another meaningful set of music on the minstral show.

SET: 02

Our second set of music is very progressive and deals with the dark places we sometimes go to in our minds. …fear not, we will not leave you there

Starting off the second set is Minnianapolis Minnesota band “NOMIA” with “A Windswept Tree” taken from their 2014 Album Iron and Rust. “A Windswept Tree” is a progressive instrumental Rock piece that absorbs the listener into a matrix of complex expressions and thought…in a way the music simulates the mind processing a backlog of life we often put aside for another day…the very reason why Progressive Rock is called the thinking mans music. Truly a must listen for critical thinkers and progressive rock fans.

Next up is Albuquerque New Mexico band “Coma Recovery with “Nox Medicus” or “Night Medicine” from their April 2018 album “Apotheosis” What Coma Recovery delivers is an infectious heavy rock / progressive rock tune with deeply poetic and moving lyrics that reminds of Tears for Fears, only heavier. A great song that cements the songs of this set into a thought filled meaningful expression.

Closing out the set is the Musically sophisticated and immensely talented Boston Art Rock group “Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys” with “Cataclysm” taken from their 2010 album “Steam Ship Killers”. “Cataclysm” is the end…the end of the crisis we must all face if we are to see it through…the perfect climactic end to this powerful set of music.

And so, A Windswept Tree, Night Medicine and A Cataclysm find their way into your thoughts, only on the minstral show.

SET: 03

Defiance and revolution fill the third set on today’s theme of the minstral show…

UK rock group “Drenge” starts the final set with “Side by Side” taken from their 2015 Album “Undertow”

“Side by Side” is a grungy garage punk rock tune that jumps out of the darkest nights with a defiant attitude. One of the very best songs by Drenge.

Following Drenge is Rhode Island Punk Rocker “Robert Icaza” with “Gotta Get Out” taken from his 2018 album “Demo”.

Influenced by the Clash, Bad Religion and the Sex Pistols among others, Robert says what we all feel at times…we gotta get out, gotta get out of here…and then the decision is made…

Following Robert Icaza is Green Day with a live version of “99 Revolutions” from their 2012 album “Tre’”…I say it often and I say it again, “The revolution BEGINS with Music” and what better way to do it than with the rockin defiant attitude of Green Day.

Closing this special 4 song set is “Michael Mazochi with “Put up a Fight” an unreleased song from 2015 that tells us not to give up or give in but to put up a fight against all the lies the establishment rests on…Don’t live a lie, put up a fight…A powerful rock n roll tune who’s voice needs to be heard by all.

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...and so we have seemingly come from a state of Isolation and illusion into a conscious awakening to face our fears and the oblivion that is all around us to then seize the moment through rebellion and revolution and put up a fight…

and now “Catch the Wave” with the music revolution, on the Minstral show. See you next week!

The Minstral Show – (Episode 044)


SET 01
Underlights – Remnants
David Philips – Nowhere
Parker Bombshell – KARMA

SET 02
Nomia – A Windswept Tree
Coma Recovery – Nox Medicus
Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys – Cataclysm

SET 03
Drenge – Side by Side
Robert Icaza – Gotta Get Out
Green Day – 99 Revolutions
Michael Mazochi – Put Up a Fight


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