Assorted Treats to Satisfy Your Musical Cravings (Sailing La Vagabonde)

Sailing La Vagabonde Music

Thank you to all of the SLV featured artists, your music is a treat to listen to!

Lately, we’ve been uploading a bit of extra content on YouTube, from sailing tips to baby announcements, it’s all available to catch up on in the embedded players below.

We’re happy to say that the extra content comes with extra music, all available to stream on our Spotify and SoundCloud account. You can even stream it below if you like!

Thanks as always to our featured artists, we love you guys.

Spotify Playlist

SoundCloud Playlist

How TWO small changes can make a BIG DIFFERENCE #plasticfreewithslv

We’ve never sailed to a place where we haven’t seen plastic in the ocean. We are very concerned about plastic and plastics effects on our oceans and wildlife. Pick up your SLV tote and coffee mug here:… This topic is something we feel passionate about and we’d really appreciate your love and support. Join us for a 1 month challenge in saying NO to single use plastic bags and coffee mugs. Don’t forget to #plasticfreewithslv with your photos on Instagram and Facebook so we can see them. You can use ANY tote bag and reusable coffee mugs!! They don’t have to be ours. Together we can make a difference and we hope that one day, the oceans that we will continue to sail will be beautiful again.


? Pick up my cover song here: Surprise! We are over the moon to be announcing THE MOST EXCITING NEWS EVER. You’ll have to watch the video to find out. We’re so excited you guys… Join me for the day as Riley goes spearfishing and Steffen hits the town. With the boat to myself I get into a bit of yoga, have a jam sesh and potter around the house. Eeeeeeeek I can’t wait for you to find out ???

Our rough future plans – announcement recap

We wanted to make a video to explain a little more about our future plans to sail with our baby and also so that Riley could share what he has to say about the exciting news! For those of you who missed yesterdays big announcement, YES! it’s true! We are welcoming a new crew member onboard late this year. We are over the moon. Thanks for all of your incredibly kind words of love and support. It takes a village to raise a baby and we’re so lucky to have quite a big one. Love you guys! Elayna and Riley. Checkout Knot Vikings channel here!!…

Spearfishing Wahoo from a Sailboat!

It was great to see all of Rileys hard work pay off. I’m as proud as a mother would be after seeing their child win first place in the sports carnival. Riley made this video for you guys to show you how he caught his first big wahoo off the coast of Redonda – Caribbean. Congrats babe ?. I guess I’m never going to hear the end of it now and I can expect to be captain for a million more drift dives to come.

When the Crew’s in a Bad Mood

The interlude. We wanted to leave to a new island this morning but a package in the mail was holding us back. I was grumpy all day, sorry boys. Not because of the mail, just grumpy for no apparent reason. That’s been happening a little more than often lately ? ?. When you’re in such a small space everything is felt by the crew, there ain’t no hiding anything onboard. In fact, if you’d like to get to know someone better I highly recommend going sailing with them! It’ll either make or break you. Cheers, I hope you guys like the extra content this week and I hope YOU’RE having a FAB day xo

A Sentimental Road Trip ?

We trade La Vagabonde for a car for the day to road trip the island of Anguilla. Join us as we set foot on the whitest sandy beaches, explore abandoned streets of houses and eat some bloody good Roti. Today amongst all the sight seeing, we also found ourselves lost in a few deep conversations. It was a day to reflect. I hope you like the extra content today ? Cheers you lovely lot.

BOAT LIFE – What we do when there’s nothing to do

Welcome onboard La Vagabonde this fine afternoon. It was bound to be a pretty eventless day, so we decided to make this video for you guys instead. Here’s what we do when there’s nothing to do… ? Congratulations to our patrons: Charles Cooper and Alice Hermanns. We’d love to meet you and thank you for your continued support, by showing you a great time here on the water! Lots of love x

How to Enter and Exit a Marina (Dock like a BOSS!!!)

Here’s how to enter and exit a marina on your boat. We hope you are following along with our “Sailing Basics Guide”… More than likely your adventure will begin in a Marina. Whilst a safe haven and a convenient place to store a vessel there is always a lot of eyes watching and things to crash into. In this episode we show you how to enter and exit a Marina several different ways. We also show you things to watch out for and the various things you should be concentrating to make the process smooth and event free. Remember to give the video a like if you found it helpful and subscribe to see more content.

Catch and Cook: Spearfishing CARIBBEAN FISH, ? on the Beach!

Join us for a catch and cook here in the Caribbean. We found a shipwreck and I was lucky enough to spear a Permit, which are pretty good eating. We’re doing a thing where we’re trying to live off the land for a while. We still have to buy groceries but have been able to get it down to basically just beans and veggies. If I can start swapping fish for potatoes we are seriously in business.

Sailing La Vagabonde’s Featured Artists



Spacious musical arrangements are typical of AKW’s tracks, leaving ample room for Alex’s signature vocals to float elegantly. Emotive crescendos ebb and flow throughout the tracks, placed sensibly for climactic effect.

Reverberated tones float through arrangements, serving for a dream-like space for contemplation. Alex’s poetry is formed in a similar sense, introspective, reassuring and revealing.

Earnest to the core, AKW seemingly siphons emotion from within the listener.

Angharad Drake –

Angharad Drake writes wonderful, understated folk music. As exemplary as her music arrangement and writing is, Drake’s voice is unique and its essence is woven through songs delicately.

Angharad draws on influences like Bon Iver, Laura Marling and Jose Gonzalez. Utilising the sounds of these undoubtedly classic composers, she pours herself into the music to create her very own authentic design.


Novella –

The latest release from English quartet Novella was in 2017. A turbulent departure from their debut album, ‘Change of State’, saw them stripping back to raw foundations and recording a cohesive album on an eight-track.

Featuring flowing rivers of driving music and psych-inspired indie-rock that gives a nod to the shoegazing trend of the late 80.

Overall, Novella is an uptempo jab, the kind of music to play over burnt film reel, images of longboard surfing flicking by.

Tea Mage –

Minneapolis rapper Tea Mage produces his own sample-heavy beats with lyrics that are in some sense spoken as poetry.

Most of his music has a weird sound, however, it is uniquely interesting. There is a disjointed and at times confusing feel, which it seems is entirely purposeful.

Check him out on Bandcamp by following the link.



Alon Barak

Alon Barak writes and records expressive and interesting music.

Employing a sound that is almost exclusively acoustic, Barak redefines melodic multi-instrumental style on his debut EP ‘Core Values’. Performing for more than a decade, his music shines with experience and passion.

After more than two years since his debut release, it’s well worth keeping an eye on Alon Barak for hints of a new album.

Alexis Roche –

Song writer and guitarist Alexis Roche plays a sweet blend of guitar ballads, mixed frequently with upbeat tracks to compliment.

Many of Roche’s tracks share the spotlight with musician friends of his. The result brings a texture to his songs, changing the dynamics and bringing it all together.

Most of Roche’s songs are in French, however they are still enjoyable for anyone who listens.

Andrew Rothschild –

Andrew Rothschild creates layers in his music masterfully, taking you through the forest and down the rabbit hole where the conventional rules of music don’t exist. Changing timing signatures, spooky guitar resonates against an unpredictable drum beat that somehow resurfaces to all make sense. A Bluestronica fore-runner to keep an eye on and an ear to the ground for, his latest album SFA² can be found in full on his SoundCloud.

Blissful Red

Blissful Red is Melancholic dream pop at its best. Shy vocals are set against the strumming of a looped guitar with solos included.

Blissful Red remains elusive, but has been likened to musicians such as Beck, Pink Floyd and The Grateful Dead.

Although there’s only one song on his Soundcloud, he has an EP out on iTunes (follow the links) and a new EP in the works.


Chelou –

On the opposite side of the indie spectrum is wistfully singing, dense and enchanting Chelou.

Chelou’s SoundCloud page is filled with comments from fans begging for more.

At times musically sparse, at other times complex and detailed, a big part of the appeal of this music is its ability to keep you interested and in anticipation of what’s coming next. Check out the Halfway to Nowhere video if you want to trip.

Cymic –

Cymic composes synth music for a long list of different genres, confessing interest in several styles of music. Ranging from dance and electro-wave to medieval and poetry among many more.

Songs can be of a variety of unpredictable lengths, some with vocals and others simply an arrangement of electronic sounds.

Despite limited information on Cymic, he impresses a dedicated following of Soundcloud listeners, many of them leaving encouraging comments on his songs.

Drop Legs –

Drop Legs bring the party, playing upbeat reggae hip hop music.

The Byron Bay lads are known to pump up their crowds and follow a hectic touring schedule, of most weekends and all weekend.

Their debut album was released in March, you can listen to them live or by streaming online. Listen if you like Ocean Alley, The Bennies and Bad Dreems.


Kalun Townsend –

19 year old singer-songwriter Kalun Townsend is steadily building a fanbase not only on the Central Coast where he’s living, but around the world.

Featuring a dreamy and euphoric style of indie acoustic music, his debut EP “Lessons” has been amassing hits on all the socials.

Starting by performing for school events, his popularity has grown alongside continued experimentation and development of his unique writing style.

Lindsay Baffo –…

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 and 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.


Luis Trinidad –

A wonderful melancholic resonance underpins Luís Trindade’s method, murmuring heartfelt words along the ebb and flow of rhythmic guitar.

An independent artist, Luís has music that exists only in the digital realm. He garners an impressive online following, and beautiful, meaningful music continues.

Luis’ latest offering, ‘Can You See This Darkness’ is available on his Bandcamp webpage and is definitely worth a listen, check it out!

“If you like my music please support me, you can download my LP at bandcamp, or through a donation to I don´t have a label, so my music exists only in digital editions. Thanks for the visit and for giving a listen to my music.”

Martin Piehlmeier –

Piehlmeier is a guitarist who likes to strum, pick, slaps 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.

Mimi Gilbert –…

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 the USA and Australia.

While her lyrics are utterly relatable and often 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 occasionally featured percussion.

Miss Max

Dropping musical truth bombs left, right and centre, Miss Max is well beyond her 19 years.

The self confessed gypsie sings with a sweet weightlessness over the sound of her tambourine, her guitar and an unmistakable vibe of wanderlust mixed with a burning desire to hit the road.

Keep transmuting your dreams to song please Miss Max.


Peasant Moon –

Story teller Harvey Russell and long time collaborator Josie Rothwell blend together seamlessly to create their own unique brand of Folk-Americana.

The Sydney-siders began collaborating in 2013 and only two years later had released their debut EP ‘Fading In The Light’, a heart-filled introspection reflecting on unanswered questions. Their latest Ep is ‘Our Timing Was Wrong’, which can be found on the socials.

Harvey’s calls occupy empty spaces and give relatable content as Josie harmonises gently. Best listened to by moonlight as it is almost exclusively played.

Rory Laye –

Rory has a strong following on SoundCloud, subscribers who are thirsty for hearty sing-songs that tell stories the way only blues can do.

Influenced by greats such as Marley, Dylan, Morrison, King, Hendrix and many more, Rory flexes his musical chops in a similar fashion.

Opting to record Lo-fi, the sound works well, each string resonating as it is struck against the plectrum like rain on a tin roof. Rory’s husky vocal provides a wonderfully emotive melody to follow as he shares his story.

Sam has been releasing impressive music on his Soundcloud account for a while now, 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.

Samuel Scott McCumber –…

Samuel Scott McCumber seems to employ a time tested method when penning songs; write a story, write good music, put them together.

Utterly enjoyable, McCumber’s songs shine with intelligent and humorous lyricism, relatable and introspective depth.

Story telling aside, his music is well produced, the acoustic guitar cutting through with a mellow, smooth tone.

Taji –

Taji uses music to address some of the issues faced by many young adults, from feelings of isolation, yearning and loneliness, to a visceral sense of adventure.

Influences such as Coldplay, Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Bon Iver have helped Taji forge his sound. Like his contemporaries, his music is fundamentally melodic, often propelled by the rhythm of a deep kick drum and simple backing bass lines.

His guitar work is noteworthy, easily capturing the attention it seeks by offering quirky and interesting riffs.

The Big Idea

Jumping all over the musical spectrum like a flea on the carpet, we’re pleased to introduce you to purveyors of who knows what genre – The Big Idea.

inextricably chaotic and elusive, sounds from multiple platforms are enlisted by the creative French 7 piece. From punk rock to jazz,  blues to funk, chill out to get out, they have all bases covered across their expansive back catalogue.

Follow The Big Idea and navigate to their BandCamp page for secret content.

The Tommyhawks –

The Tommyhawks ooze cool. The four-piece have worked at carving their name into the desk of the Australian music scene, while giving the finger to the teacher at the front.

It’s difficult to categorise their sound as they bounce all around the musical spectrum. One minute a summer-punk attitude complete with saxophone, the next a moody and withdrawn soliloquy, at all times fun and thoroughly listenable.

Keep an ear out for the notoriously hard working and well gigged Tommyhawks, you’ll be glad you did.

Upside –…

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.



Thank you to the artists who featured on the latest episodes, you guys rock!

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Sailing La Vagabonde Music



Alon Barak –…

Alexis Roche –

Andrew Rothschild –

Angharad Drake –

Blissful Red –…

Chelou –

Colm O’Reilly –…

Cymic –

Drop Legs –…

Kalun Townsend…

Lindsay Baffo –…

Luis Trinidad

Martin Piehlmeier

Mimi Gilbert –

Miss Max

Novella –

Peasant Moon –

Rory Laye

Sam Carmody –

Samuel Scott McCumber –

The Big Idea –

Taji –

Tea Mage –

The Tommyhawks


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