Sailing La Vagabonde Music
Thank you to this fortnights featured artists, from episode 142 & 143 of Sailing La Vagabonde. These videos wouldn’t be possible without your excellent musical contributions..
Hi Vagabonds, thanks for stopping by. This fortnight it is our pleasure to introduce you to some great new international music. The artists we have discovered lately come from Australia, The U.S, Sweden, Finland, England, Canada and more.
If you read down the page a little, you will find more information on the featured artists from the last couple of episodes of SLV. You can go even further by following the artist’s links to their web pages.
There are playlists for all of the episodes so you can listen on the go. Alternatively, you can find the embedded players with this weeks featured artists inside below, so you can listen right here, right now.
A massive thanks to all of the featured artists from the last couple of episodes, we really appreciate your efforts! We couldn’t do this without you, so thank you again.
A Solo Mission in Paradise (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 142
Upon arrival to this new island, we were completely wow’ed. We already have a good feeling about Barbuda and we’ve barely seen the place yet. Riley joins his mate George for a spearfish and I agree to drop him off in the boat and go back to Cocoa Bay around the other side of the island and anchor by myself. It’s funny how after 4 years I’ve never had the opportunity to take La Vagabonde anywhere solo. It’s always been the two of us, or Riley solo sailing while I take care of work on land etc etc. It was an incredibly empowering feeling trusting in myself to do what I already knew I could do, but was a little too scared to take that step and try. A shout out to all the solo sailors out there! I think you’re all amazing. Next goal of mine is to take on the deeper water and miles!
Days Underwater ft. Shark vs Lobster and Marlin! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 143
Join us in the breath taking crystal blue waters of Barbuda as we take on Sharks, Lobster and Marlin! Days where we seem to spend more time wet than dry are our favourite days. We also explore an abandoned hotel which was pretty eerie. Shout out to our amazing Patrons for making these videos possible. This video was a blast to make for everyone.
Sailing La Vagabonde’s Featured Artists
Bill Beaumont – https://www.billbeaumont.bandcamp.com
Bill Beaumont’s debut Ep was released on May 26, 2018 and is a paddle in the murky waters of experimental rock. Although these musical journeys can be somewhat risky – producing a palatable sound, while exploring your creative musings – Bill has succeeded with this album.
Parts alternative-ambient, parts hinting at a slidey blues influence, Beaumont’s take on contemporary, home recorded music is curiously meditative to listen to.
Drop in to his BandCamp account for a full listen and to purchase his record from only $2.
A Chior of Ghosts –
A Choir of Ghosts understands that good music takes time to make. In-fact, it took 10 months to complete the song ‘Ester’.
Hailing from Sweden, they draw inspiration heavily from the woodlands that surround them. Catchy, tight and well produced sound it characteristic of their folk-acoustic sound.
Keep an ear out for their forthcoming EP due for release in May 2018 and their highly anticipated LP due in December 2018.
Airline Food – https://airlinefood.bandcamp.com/
Perth four piece Airline Food are a psychedelic indie band, quickly filling a cozy little niche that likely includes furry walls, beanbags and lava lamps.
Their music is seriously chill. Synth strokes are delightfully lazy and laced between a jazz infused beat, hot little bass lines and cosmically reverberating guitar are the gold standard, providing a footing for vocals that echoe eerily and drift through the tracks.
Their March 2018 release ‘Fragments in Green’ is seductive in its appeal and takes a page from the book of artists like Mac DeMarco and Tame Impala.
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 wonderful voice with confidence.
While the guitar composition is mostly sparse, it succeeds in the objective of providing an identifiable melody to accompany Barack’s humble story.
Hussy Hicks – http://www.hussyhicks.com/en/news
Hussy Hicks has writing and performing music on lock, delicious vocal melodies swirl through an ensemble of interesting and intricate sounds on each track.
From upbeat and soaring anthems like ‘Pirate Flag’, to heartfelt ballads akin to ‘Take Me At My Word’, Hussy Hicks covers all kinds of emotional ground, removing the mask with sincerity.
Since forming in 2006, these loveable and talented musicians have graced many a blues & roots, folk and rock stage in Australia and internationally.
J. Alan Schneider – https://soundcloud.com/user-353884542
On Precipice is JAS’s debut ep, and what a debut it is. Released in 2017, the imagery expressed details a metaphoric mountain-climb to which most of us can relate.
Musically intricate and vocally sensible and subtle, JAS offers a different vantage point through which one can observe contemporary narratives, his perspective artfully laced through each song.
Although the New York City native has been quiet lately, here’s hoping he returns with more of his indie-folk beauty soon.
Jangle – www.janglemusic.bandcamp.com
An interesting fusion of sounds, Jangle produces an eclectic yet harmonious blend of down-tempo chill out music.
From deep bass lines, stringed instruments such as the harp, violin and guitar and fanciful but minimalist vocals, the spontaneity of his composure commands attention.
This music is fundamentally electronic, however it maintains a warm and distinct human element. While the beats that are heavily laden through tracks drive this project, it’s the addition of horns, guitar riffs, percussion and fleeting vocals that set it alight.
Jon Tessier – https://www.jontessier.com
Jon is a well travelled independent song writer, producer and musician.
Born in Brazil, living in Malaysia, Canada, France and now residing in Spain, he has taken music with him throughout his travels and developed a sound of his own.
Described as guitar driven pop with an alternative rock edge, he draws on experience from the likes of Hendrix, Pantera and Prince. Take a look at his website to discover his hectic touring schedule.
Krijn Vos – https://soundcloud.com/krijn-vos
Krijn is a self taught multi-instrumentalist who skirts along genres the likes of Rock, blues and country, delivering wonderfully emotive music which he plays all of the instruments for and records himself.
“I hope that you enjoy my music, cause that’s why i make it. To reach people straight into their hearts.”
Check Krijn out on SoundCloud or YouTube to see him in action.
Upside formed a few years ago in France and after playing and honing their style, they released their first album in 2017 titled ‘Saturday Morning 10AM’.
Typically folk music at its core, the dual guitars and vocals of Upside are smooth at all times.
Their songs are optimistic ditties, exploring some of the common contemporary questions faced young people.
Come check out the next SLV music blog in a couple of weeks, with information about more of the artists featured on SLV.
There’s plenty of great international music to discover, so don’t forget to have a listen to the Spotify or SoundCloud playlist, we update them regularly!
Thank you to all of the featured artists from this week, you guys rock.
Until next time..
Sailing La Vagabonde Music