Words From the Wise is about the roads that life sets before us, and the choices we make to define ourselves. As a band Eleven North are currently wrapping things up in studio and are excited to be releasing a full length album in the new year. The single, “Words From The Wise” with the same title was an easy choice for the band with its big sound, explosive energy and a message that reminds us to be more selfless in our choices. Eleven North have been working on creating an unparalleled and highly entertaining live show that they can share with their listeners. This year they are sharing the stage with artists such as: Juno winner Dear Rouge, Australia's The Lazy’s, West Coast Music winner Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, East Coast Music winner Andy Brown, and Edge Next Big Thing winner Ivory Hours.
Morego is an Electronic music producer and performer from Tehran, IR. His projects are Xerxes The Dark (Dark Ambient/ Ambient Drone), Nyctalllz (Experimental Electro/Noise) and Morego (Neoclassical Ambient). Recently, he Released his 10th anniversary album with UK based label "Kalpamantra". The album named "Transmutation" and its a Ritual/Industrial Dark Ambient album from his Dark Ambient project "Xerxes The Dark". XTD is also known as the first Iranian Dark Ambient music project.
The Velveteins just released their new single “Don’t Yah Feel Better” from their forthcoming debut LP Slow Wave. The music for “Don’t Yah Feel Better” came to them pretty easily. Around the same time they penned the song, they were listening to a lot of traditional Indian music which inspired the guitar melody. They wanted to make the lyrics feel lighthearted, and about how everything you need is around you, you just have to stop and listen for it. The single is coming ahead of their debut full-length Slow Wave, which they are releasing with Fierce Panda Canada in 2017.
Chelsey and the Noise melds deep analog synths, glitch inspired beats, and aggressive vocals to create a darker breed of electronic music. The Bay Area based duo draws on influences from genres such as dream pop and electrogaze to deliver a sound both alluring and haunting.
Musically, "Dandelion" was the last song to be written for the album and delves a bit into their love for the '80s sound wise," one-half the duo, Bob DiBari, explains. "The drums sounds come from the Roland 707 and most of the synth sounds stem from classic '80s keyboards. Lyrically, the song deals with a couple that has started to grow apart as tastes and interest change. "
Vocally, "Dandelion" was an attempt to have a melody pour out in the same way the prose short story does to match storytelling in the lyrics.
Bob DiBari composes the band’s atmospheric soundscapes. Chris Cleary provides the vocals. Together they create the band’s intricate arrangements and bring sincerity and depth of feeling to their lyrics. Two and a half years after their last EP Under the Brilliant Lights, the band are ready to release Hailey, It Happens, their second full-length. Recorded during time stolen between full-time jobs as an accountant and a teacher, the record chronicles 36 consequential months in the duo’s lives.
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Ali Murray is an ethereal folk songwriter/musician from the cold isle of Lewis in the north of Scotland. He writes dark atmospheric folk music with lush sweeping dreamy soundscapes and Celtic-twinged instrumentation. His new album LAND OF EVERGONE strikes a balance that is intimate and soaring, peaceful and haunting, sad and quietly joyful, delicately reverberating with Murray's dreamy voice and guitar playing.