Sailing La Vagabonde Music
Thank you to this weeks artists, featured on episode 136, 137 & the ‘4 Years’ episode of SLV, your music helps make our videos possible!
Welcome Vagabonds. Before you do anything else, go ahead and click the embedded Spotify or SoundCloud playlist below. These playlists are full of new music featured on the last few episodes of SLV. Go to those accounts and follow us, that way you will receive updates when we add new playlists and never miss out on any of the fun..
Next, scroll down the page to catch up on the last few episodes of SLV, they’re also embedded here, we hope you enjoy them.
After that you can read all about the musicians in the playlists and who feature on SLV. Follow the links to find more about each of them and to help us support the talented humans who have shared their music with us and the world.
Big thanks to all of this weeks featured artists, we love you guys, you rock, and SLV wouldn’t be possible without your support and excellent tunes! Thank you to the moon and back legends.
What the F#*% do we do? (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 136
Join us days from anywhere as we try and figure out what to do about Riley’s spinal injury. To say it was an emotional 24 hours is a huge understatement. It was on our minds the entire time and I kept re-living the experience over and over in my head and had to stop to breathe through it. Hectic!. We couldn’t stop thinking about what we would do if Riley did need spinal surgery again. With no x-ray machine out there we couldn’t be sure what was going on inside there and all we could do is trust Riley’s instincts and hope for the best. For those interested, Riley writes a little about his broken neck here: http://sailing-lavagabonde.com/rileys…
A Sacrifice to the Sea Gods (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 137
Happy half way day from us, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean! We’ve come a long way and thing’s seem to have taken a turn for the better out here. We celebrate with good food, wine, and a spontaneous decision to cut the locks that turns into a sacrifice to the sea gods, in hope to finally be blessed a with a fish… how this worked I’ll never know.
4 YEARS OF SAILING IN 4 MINUTES
**SWEAR WORD WARNING** . This is my favourite video we have made. It bestirs in me both nostalgia and an overwhelming sense of anticipation/adventure. Let us know some of your favourite memories of Sailing La Vagabonde in the comment section! We spent weeks looking through all of our old hard drives and we definitely got emotional a number of times. So much has happened in 4 years it blows my mind. Now some people will undoubtedly say something along the lines of missing the old boat which we of course do but its a bit like an ex-girlfriend kind of thing where your now really happy but don’t want to make your ex feel bad by plastering how happy you are all over social media because thats a bit of a dick thing to do but its actually how you feel and therefore the truth which you shouldn’t feel bad about or avoid but its a bit of a complicated situation and so you play it down a little but your still pretty stoked. We had a great time together but we are much happier now and it was definitely for the best for everyone.
Sailing La Vagabonde’s Featured Artists
Mark Loughrey – https://open.spotify.com/artist/5prAa…
Mark is a alt-folk, multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter. His sleepy, chilled out ditties are a pleasure to dream to, and are texturally complaisant.
The songs are meaningful stories, suggesting a narrative subtly to the listener, like an important whisper that persuades you in.
A real charm of Mark’s music is in its alternative leaning, straying from a more colloquial style of musical structure and taking some repetitive rhythms from something akin to contemporary electronic music, creating often hypnotising patterns.
There is something about the musical minimalism produced by Barack that is sublimely appealing.
Standing in the spotlight solitary with his guitar, Barack evokes a sense of vulnerability. While the word vulnerability may tend to construct thoughts of helplessness or fear, Barack shatters these notions and projects his voice with confidence.
While the guitar composition is mostly sparse, it succeeds in the apparent objective of providing an identifiable melody to accompany the vocals and Barack’s humble story.
Evntho – https://evntho.bandcamp.com/
Low-fi Indie ‘writer of song’ Evntho is characterised by his nonchalant delivery of musicianship.
Bridging from the strumming of guitar and simple story telling to distorted vocal, discotheque sounds, organs and keys, this is someone who writes as they feel, and it feels a lot like the hectic cityscape of where he lives, Tokyo, Japan.
Hugo Cottu – https://hugocottu.bandcamp.com/
Hugo plays guitar with the soul objective of getting people to groove out.
His silky smooth style of guitar playing compliments guest vocalists perfectly, creating an atmosphere conducive of having a boogie. And boogie we will! Keep an ear out for more from the talented youngster..
Jamie Rose – https://open.spotify.com/artist/3IPL3…
This is downtempo and low-key R&B, ‘trap-esque’ music to be either loved or at least danced to.
The well produced electronic beats are silky smooth, while Jamie sings with an unfazed, nonchalant but cool and mostly pop sound.
The overall feel is sweet sounding, while the content of most the songs is based on relationships, drama and other modern themes.
Liam Wright – https://www.liamwrightmusic.com.au/
Youngster Liam Wright has been playing music since he was 10 years old. 8 years later he has steadily honed his own joyfully soulful style of indie-folk music.
Lo-fi production is characteristic of his songs as Liam writes music beyond his years.
With both a SoundCloud and Spotify account that has shot from 500 listens per month, to over 2000, he is well on his way to a bright future.
Lindsay Baffo – https://soundcloud.com/mitch-steele/s…
Lindsay writes painfully real music, hard truths and self-loathing are littered throughout her story, however, this does not detract from the seducing appeal of Ms. Baffo.
Mostly Lo-fi sketches, the spotlight is burning, firmly fixed on Lindsay and her guitar (or sometimes Eukele), as she hits at the strings to form an almost percussive rhythm. The product of which is irrevocable, at times strangely charming ballads.
Micheal Dunstan – https://www.facebook.com/mdunstanmusic/
Michael Dunstan writes intricate and pensive roots and folk music inspired by Western Australia’s rugged coastline and sparse, beautiful outback.
Having spent most of his upbringing in regional Australia, his style has developed to characterise that of his environment, laid back and relaxed.
Michael released his EP ‘Solace’ in January 2017 which sent him on a tour of most of Western Australia, including performing with Ziggy Alberts on the Perth leg. The talented 21 year old has over 20,000 monthly listeners on Spotify and it’s only early days.
Mimi Gilbert – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6rl4J…
Mimi has a wonderful, raw and honest voice that melts atop her sweet guitar tone. Her songs are meaningful and drawn from an extensive personal life experience spent mostly between her home of USA and Australia.
While her lyrics are utterly relatable and oftentimes dense with all tones of the emotional spectrum, there is a driving sense of hope that oozes out of the songs amidst the rhythm of her guitar and sometimes featured percussion.
Simon Alexander – http://bit.ly/2fIhyyS><http://spoti.fi/2qdmqlD
Swedish singer-songwriter Simon Alexander fashions a dense and enjoyable soundscape. Mesmerising guitar rhythms weave in and out of time as Simon hammers each tone down like a nail to a floorboard.
Vocal harmonies detail solidarity while at times sounding like the result of consecutive nights shooting whiskey at the local dive bar.
Keep an ear to the ground for Simon Alexander and be sure to check out his debut EP, ‘Won’t Be Found’
Thank you for stopping by and a big thanks to all of the artists from these episodes, you guys rock! Don’t forget to check out the playlists to stream these artists and more.
Until next time..
Sailing La Vagabonde Music