Thursday, May 23, 2019

“Twin Geeks” by Blisses B – A Song Feature


      Blisses B flexed its keyboard muscle again with the release of “Twin Geeks.” The song begins with the instrument briefly establishing its bearings before settling into an invigorating pulsation that is accompanied by a high-pitch guitar (unless it’s one of Noah Libby’s eight-string instruments). Later, “Twin Geeks” incorporates Rock-tradition guitar distortion. The skillfulness of the musicians and the effort in achieving the proper mixing are best appreciated during the instrumental bridge, which begins at the 2:12 mark.

      Indie Obsessive highly recommends attending a performance by Blisses B. The quartet generates an infectious live energy and excels at almost immediately bridging the divide between concert attendees and the band. They are headed toward a June 21 release of the album "Tell Your Friends You Love Them And Why.” The two singles that are available (“Curtain Call” and “Twin Geeks”) evidence an increased emphasis on keyboards, which should make their performance setlists even more diverse.

      The four members of San Francisco's Blisses B are Noah Libby (vocals, guitar, mandolin, banjo), Benjamin Keegan (keyboard, guitar, mandolin, vocals), Evan Bautista (drums, percussion), and James Touzel (bass, vocals).

     “Twin Geeks” by Blisses B 


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Of Monsters and Men Meet 15OH5


     Of Monsters and Men haven’t moved, but their sound has traveled a great distance, musically and geographically. Based upon the first single from their upcoming sophomore album, the band has reinvented itself. “Alligator” is more Rock and less Folk. With no acoustic guitar (or accordion) in sight, the band performed the song on the Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show. The transition is similar to the one by Mumford & Sons.

     “Alligator” by Of Monsters and Men 


      But listening to “Rays of the Sun” by 15OH5, the sound traveled 7,000 miles. 15OH5 is from Gauteng, South Africa, and is an audio doppelgänger of the Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men. Everyone should be satisfied. The members of 15OH5 are Juanie Willemse (lead vocals, guitar), Emile Vermeulen (piano, vocals), Quinton Boucher (drums, vocals), and Ben Schempers (bass). The name of the band comes from a statement that they planned to Rock-out like it was the year 1505.

     “Rays of the Sun” by 15OH5

Website: https://www.15oh5.com/music

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

“Hold Tight” by 900 Miles (ft. The Kooks) – A Song Feature


     Information about 900 Miles is sparse. It’s the project name of producers Zdot and Krunchie in London. They teamed with The Kooks in the song “Hold Tight.” With some digging into evidence, we believe it’s vocalist Luke Pritchard and Hugh Harris of The Kooks.
     Just one question - Why isn't this song a more prominent feature in the Indiesphere?

     “Hold Tight” by 900 Miles (ft. The Kooks)


Lyrics of “Hold Tight” by 900 Miles
Still remember like it's yesterday
When you turned
And threw yourself away
Still I cling to the memory
Of the girl that you used to be

You used to say I'm like Napoleon
Not rich enough but like a lion
And when it feels like nothing makes sense
I will jump right in front of you

And I will jump right in front of you
And take a bullet if I had to
Yeah I will jump right in front of you
Just say you feel me

Hold tight
Just let the world spin
Feels right
Don't stop the feeling
Hold tight
Just let the world spin
Don't fight the feeling
[Repeat]

How can you look me in the eye and say
That you don't still feel that way
I know a liar when I see one
And you're not so good at hiding out

You sound like you’re Napoleon
Never weak, just like a lion
Maybe what you don't see
Is that you’re slowly killing me

And I will jump right in front of you
And take a bullet if I had to
Yeah I will jump right in front of you
Just say you feel me

Hold tight
Just let the world spin
Feels right
Don't stop the feeling
Hold tight
Just let the world spin
Don't fight the feeling
[Repeat]

Yeah I will jump for you
Hold tight
Just let the world spin
Feels right
Don't stop the feeling
Hold tight
Just let the world spin
Don't fight the feeling
[Repeat]

I will jump for you
And I will jump right in front of you
And take a bullet if I had to
Yeah I will jump right in front of you