ACOUSTIC, INDIE ROCK & GUITAR RIFFS -23/09/2022 - WHO'S YA FAVOURITE!? CHART

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NUMBER 1

JOSHUA KETCHMARK - Tazewell County Line

Nashville, United States


Credit - Joshua Ketchmark

Joshua Ketchmark is back with us at TJPL News and what an unforgettable song this is! ‘Tazewell County Line’ is from the latest album ‘BLOOD’ and even though every single track is truly outstanding this particular song does stand out. The guitar riff sounds effortless and laid-back yet still enforces the passion and power through the beautiful melody, thus creating an incredibly soulful tune. The vocals are gorgeous holding so much depth and meaning to the soft tone. The lyrics are story-telling with the written style of the Country / Folk genre, this being a rare find in today’s music.



 

NUMBER 2

MATT DEANGELIS - Real Future

Turnersville New Jersey, United States




Matt Deangelis is a singer-songwriter and has been crafting his songwriting since he was only 8 years of age with his lyrics aiming to spread a positive outlook on the world that can be so negative. ‘Real Future’ is an absolute banger, starting with a rather haunting intro before bringing the beat in gradually until the vocals approach alongside the bold bounce to the beat, the vocals are incredible with a happy and uplifting tone! I could definitely feel a resemblance of the one and only ‘Elton John’s – I’m Still Standing’ throughout the track with the fabulous funky fun beats!



 

NUMBER 3

MR. FEROCIOUS – Wait Beneath Your Window

Amsterdam, Netherlands



Mr. Ferocious gives us a cool captivating combination of Blue Grass, Steam Punk, and Country Metal genres making his music sound incredibly unique. The track ‘Wait Beneath Your Window’ is an extremely infectious tune that you will find yourself singing along to, the lyrics are full of passion and creative storyteller imagery. The guitar riff is relaxed elegantly with a smooth yet exciting playfulness, and the vocals are incredibly deep, rich, and strong sounding this gives me classic Johnny Cash vibes but it did also remind me of ‘Jace Everett – Bad Things’ the theme song for the True Blood series.



 


NUMBER 4

FORGOTTEN GARDEN - Memoriam

Inverness, United Kingdom




Forgotten Garden is an Indie band with a dark essence with songs that are emotional and haunting. The musical talent consists of Danny who plays most of the instruments and Inês gifting us with breathtaking vocals, together they create a powerful band. The duo is mostly inspired by Post–Punk bands such as The Cure and Joy Division, however, the vocals are inspired by Lana Del Ray and Florence Welch. The latest release ‘Memoriam’ is truly captivating! The drumbeat is relaxed as the guitar riff is subtle yet sweet allowing the angelic vocals to be the power of the song.



 

NUMBER 5

TERESA GREEN – Fate

Newtown, Australia


Credit - Rin Evans

Teresa Green consists of 6 individuals all bringing their talents together to create super unique music! We have Joel on Keyboards, Patrick and Grace blessing us with the vocals, while Sam is on Bass, Liam is on drums, and Stewart on guitar, mixing all their love of music genres together such as; Folk, Jazz, Pop, Punk, and Metal. Their latest release ‘Fate’ is truly remarkable, starting with a subtle beat on the drums thus setting the tone before the bassline approaches sweetly as the guitar riffs create excitement with the breakdowns and gorgeous guitar solos giving us so much power!



 

NUMBER 6

MARK ROSAL - Limbo Land

Lake Country, Canada




Mark Rosal is a Canadian singer-songwriter with iconic influences such as Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Leonard Cohen, and Van Morrison. Rosal has spent many years doing psychotherapy and finds his lyrics to be a reflection of his work thus I find ever so inspiring.‘Limbo Land’ is one of his most popular songs and I can see why. This tune is incredibly bright and delightful! Starting with a nice wash of strings as the soulfully smooth guitar riffs make you sway along as we listen to the story being musically told with vocals that are clear, free-feeling, and graceful.



 

NUMBER 7

HERALD K - Wandering Aengus

Vienna, Austria


Credit - Funky Eye - Max


Herald K is an outstanding songsmith and singer who creates extremely hypnotic music as he paints a picture with his lovely lyrical lines. ‘Wandering Aengus’ is a smooth storytelling song with an ever-so-beautiful melody that you will absolutely adore. The guitar riffs are laid back as one gently strums along as the other sweetly slides thus infusing the light tones, making it totally relaxing to listen to as we take in the lyrics, following the in-depth story musically being told. The vocals are truly charming and incredibly engaging thus grabbing our attention immediately as we sway with the soulful tune.




 

NUMBER 8

SLUMMING WITH THE SAINTS - Perfect Plan

Philadelphia, United States


Credit - Katarina Adams, Sofia Adams

Slumming with the Saints is Alternative Pop – Indie band that infuses proud pumping basslines! The band consists of Pat Adams on instruments and writing as well as Mark Solomich on synths and production. Their brand new single ‘Perfect Plan’ is the first single that is released off the forthcoming EP and it is awesome. The bassline is brilliant and non-stop bopping, and the drums have a kicking beat you won't be able to resist head nodding along. The lyrics are funky, fun, fresh, and irresistible, you will be singing along to the enthusiastic vocals. This is 100% a party tune!




 

NUMBER 9

EVERYTHING BUT THE EVERYTHING – Intimacy

Oakland, United States


Credit - Alise Albitre

Everything but the Everything is a one-man band that enjoys collaborating his talents with other musicians with his music style in the Alternative new-wave post-punk genre! This track ‘Intimacy’ features Luke Sweeney and it is truly amazing. The track starts with a lightly strummed guitar riff that creates quite a euphoric atmosphere, this is before the beat comes in with a steady pace that is simple yet effective, and not forgetting the synth which adds that extra exciting excellence! The chorus is bold and powerful with super catchy lyrics that are captivating and perfectly paired with the raspy enticing vocals.




 

NUMBER 10

LONNIECLAIRE - Flock o' Fakes

New York City, United States




Lonnieclaire is an NYC-based band that has styled their music uniquely around Punk and Grunge giving them their own twist on the genres, sounds pretty awesome right? Lonnieclaire brings a refreshing and exciting sound to the genre with deep moody vocals as well as passionate lyrics and heavy guitar work. Their brand new single ‘Flock o’ Fakes’ is a total heavy Rock thrill! The guitar riffs are double layered and driven emphasising the super fast pace that’s set by the bold banging bashful drums that do truly impact the track, the guitar solo as the end approaches is absolutely




 

*RESULTS*


NUMBER 1 - MATT DEANGELIS - Real Future

NUMBER 2 - MR. FEROCIOUS – Wait Beneath Your Window

NUMBER 3 - TERESA GREEN – Fate

NUMBER 4 - HERALD K - Wandering Aengus

NUMBER 5 - FORGOTTEN GARDEN - Memoriam

NUMBER 6 - MARK ROSAL - Limbo Land

NUMBER 7 - EVERYTHING BUT THE EVERYTHING – Intimacy

NUMBER 8 - SLUMMING WITH THE SAINTS - Perfect Plan

NUMBER 9 - LONNIECLAIRE - Flock o' Fakes

NUMBER 10 - JOSHUA KETCHMARK - Tazewell County Line


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