Thank you to the featured artists from episode 182, 183, 184 and the Boat Life series. You are amazing!

As you already know (since we always drum on about it), we love new and independent music. There’s nothing better than putting on the headphones, grabbing a tea and chilling out. That or going for a long run, or yoga, or playing it while hanging with friends. It is really that versatile.

If you haven’t had a listen to our playlists on Spotify or Soundcloud yet, what are you waiting for?? Head on over and treat your ears.

Don’t forget the music is on Instagram now. It’s not fancy, but it will let you know when the newest ear-candy is uploaded.

Thanks for dropping by and the biggest thanks to our featured artists, you guys never cease to amaze us with your talents.

Sailing La Vagabonde Featured Artists

Almond & Olive –

Emotions laid bare, A&O glide seamlessly through country-folk ballads.

Crisp vocal harmonies are the gold standard, laced together with one bright, shiny tone and another soulful, deep tone.

The music paces along with an urgent bounce, keeping it fresh and listenable.

Awolk –…

The blend of sounds incorperated by Awolk are inspiring. Haunting vocals are slender and shy, launching into massive crescendos that flood the darkness with light.

The music is dense as it is varied. Gentle folk guitar standards mix with very well-produced stadium rock sounds.

The layers abundant in Awolk tracks are curious, new sounds discovered on subsequent listenings.

Saint-Nobody –

If there is a silver-lining to the dark cloud of post-hardcore-emo, saint-nobody shines.

Emotional and inquisitive, synth drums carry reverberated vocals safely on their way.

Lyrics sneak through the music magnificently, exposing relatable truths that are often swept aside.

A Choir 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.

Adam Yoo –
Adam creates a relaxed, mellow vibe that’s easy to daydream along to.

Low-key chill out music floats seductively around the room with each slap of the guitar, vocals heavy with reverb, simple, catchy melodies sublimely distracting.

Adam’s SoundCloud page sits with thousands of listens and comments from his active and ever growing fan-base, in recent days he’s released new singles to satisfy the cravings, for now…

His latest compilation album ‘Lovely Bones’ was released in mid 2018 and is available on BandCamp for purchase. Featuring an assortment of his tunes, at $7 it’s an absolute steal.


Josh and Jysi from Los Angeles form the alternative-folk duo of Amarante.

specialising in an ethereal and captivating blend of self produced music

Haunting vocals are combined with an interesting arrangement of sounds to create an open and airy feel, the final product is eminently listenable.

If you have enjoyed past productions from the talented duo, then you will be happy to know Amarante released their fifth record, ‘Spirit of the Abyss’ last year.

Andrew Rothschild –

Andrew Rothschild creates a kaleidoscope of layers in his music, taking you through the forest and down the rabbit hole where the conventional rules of music don’t exist.

Changing time-signatures and spooky guitar resonates against an unpredictable drum beat, somehow resurfacing from the depths of psychedelia to make sense.

A Bluestronica fore-runner to keep an eye on and an ear to the ground for, his 2018 release ‘Transitions’ can be found in full on his SoundCloud and now Spotify.

Cat Clyde –

Cat Clyde’s seductively smooth voice conjures thoughts of a wild western saloon bar, complete with tumbleweed, bar fight and burlesque.

Insanely enjoyable music drives this scene, the slide guitar telling its tales of misfortune against the pulse of an inspirational and uplifting drumbeat.

Follow the link above to check out her nothing-short-of-epic album, ‘Ivory Castanets’ and her 2018 released live album.

Chris Watkins/Drunk Poets –…

Chris Watkins is a singer/songwriter from Alaska and the founding member of the Drunk Poets. He is essentially the anchor of the band, continuing to carry its name as members have come and gone through the years.

Songs are well produced, with the acoustic guitar strumming heavy to a very clean bass and drum combo, with the occasional violin feature.

Chris’ Lyrics are striking. Fascinating tales of the Alaskan landscape give listeners a unique perspective that is uniquely refreshing.

Elli Schoen –…

Elli is creative at her core, living an art-like life of travelling and music. Relatable and honest music that is founded in tones of love, loss, hope and emotion Schoen reaches a vast audience of young adults.

Husky vocals resonate and float, the music below serves as a platform for story-telling insight into undoubtedly deep experiences.

The overall feel of Schoen’s music is like sadcore dream pop. Heartfelt and heartbreaking messages are woven among the disguise of upbeat indie rock music.

Fai Rynita –

Fai’s music has a classic feel to it, often presented in a lo-fi format that creates a warm and familiar vibe.

Adding to that vibe is a sense of intimacy. Her tracks sound delicate, like a whisper you have to lean into to hear properly.

Her tracks range from skillful solo guitar arrangements to meaningful ballads. The beauty and mood conveyed through her songs are a testament to many years of hard work and patient creation.

Fellow Hollow

Folk duo Andrew Gavin Williams & Luke Elliot Fleeman have contemporary folk music dialled in.

The duo slides through their songs seamlessly, taking you into a comfortable, warm bubble of delicate guitar melodies, interesting tempo changes and unpredictable harmonies that drip with soul.

Although musically intricate, Fellow Hollow shines through the delivery of their narrative, touching on childhood stories, love and joy.

Fernando Ferronato –

Classical guitarist Fernando Ferronato is a Brazilian musician and composer, manifesting pensive moods through the sounds he creates on his instrument.

He began playing at the age of twelve when his Godmother gifted him with his first guitar, since then he has honed his skills to a craft mirroring landscapes and the forces of nature.

Often laced with a sense of urgency, seldom a gasp of air between the shower of notes and tones, the listener is kidnapped and hypnotised into a state of reflection.


Stripped back bass lines and lo-fi garage sounds underpin these Go Getters. However while the recordings sound like they were made in a garage or a basement, it still feels like a soundtrack to summer. Catchy lyrics stick in front of their pulsing, hypnotic rhythm.

“If you like Kings Of Leon, The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes or maybe even the Beach Boys this could be the album for you…”

Hollow Coves…

Hollow Coves is the creation of long time friends Matt Carins and Henderson.

Formed in 2013 they have accomplished a lot in four short years, Including the release of 2 EP’s, international travel and an ever growing fan base. Some of their songs on Spotify have over 20 million plays each.

Their success is likely a byproduct of hard work, dedication and talent, that which bleeds into their brilliant, intimate live performances.

Jason Lyle – https://theresistancesoundlaboratory….

Jason Lyle, AKA The Resistance Sound Laboratory, writes atmospheric background music.

The title descriptions from the lab are quite accurate, ranging from “futuristic synth heavy sludge surf trip hop” to “futuristic dark surf gospel trip hop” and more.

Reverberated, grimy guitar is put against pulsing bass lines and frequent jazz drum breaks, making for an utterly great dive-bar feel.

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.

Martin Piehlmeier –

Piehlmeier is a guitarist who likes to strum, pick, slap and beat his way through impressively complex songs.

Although lacking a vocal presence, the music produced from his single guitar is unbelievable and does all of the talking.

Pacing his way through several different moods in every song, each turn of a corner is another practice in guesswork, wondering where Martin will take you through his imagination.

Micheal Dunstan –

Michael Dunstan writes intricate, 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 developed to characterise that of his environment, laid back and relaxed.

Dunstan’s recently released single ‘Calais Road’ signifies the birth of his highly anticipated 2019 Australian tour and new EP, ‘New Normal’.

Sam Carmody –

Sam is always releasing impressive music on his Soundcloud account, music that has evidently evolved over time.

From subtle guitar folk songs, to electronic sounding indie-rock anthems, Sam continues to produce quality work.  In saying that, his departure from the Carmody of old (apparent by the deletion of old tracks online) and musical overhaul has certainly been for the best.

It will be interesting to see what else the WAM-award winning songwriter will have to offer in subsequent releases.

“A really special songwriter” – Lachie Macara, Triple J

“Sam Carmody is a real literary talent, with an artist’s inquiring mind and a natural feel for the beauty and toughness of language” – Charlotte Wood, author of the award-winning The Natural Way of Things.

The King’s Parade –…

The Kings Parade produce silky smooth rock music with a density that seems to wrap around you.

Their music is an experience, from deliciously warm guitar tones, tight, bright and flawless production, to individual band talents cutting through the mix, catchy melodic lyrics and finally that creamy, smooth vocal.

Bands like the Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys, Lianne La Havas and Half Moon Run will give you some idea of what to expect, but The King’s Parade are certainly raising the bar for their indie rock counterparts.

Thank you to all of our featured artists, we’re so glad we can take this musical journey together. Your fantastic music fills me with joy whenever I listen to the playlists.

Stay safe, stay healthy and stay happy.

Sailing La Vagabonde Music

Almond & Olive –
Awolk –…
Saint-Nobody –
A Choir of Ghosts –
Adam Yoo
Amarante –
Andrew Rothschild –…
Cat Clyde –
Chris Watkins & Drunk Poets –…
Elli Schoen⁩ –…
Fai Rynita –…
Fellow Hollow –
Fernando Ferronato –
Get Go Getter –
Hollow Coves –…
Jason Lyle – https://theresistancesoundlaboratory….
Krijin Vos –
Martin Piehlmeier –…
Michael Dunstan –
Sam Carmody –
The King’s Parade –…

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