Dragging My Spine (Episode 134 & 135)

Sailing La Vagabonde Music

Thank you to this weeks artists, featured on episode 134 & 135 of SLV, your music helps make our videos possible!

There is music packed to the brim in the latest episodes of SLV. From soulful indie-folk, to alternative rock, to r&b, trap and more, we seem to have most of the genres covered lately. Scroll down the page to read more about the artists featured on SLV over the last couple of weeks, we are so excited to share them with you.

Whats more, each week we create playlists on the music streaming websites Spotify and SoundCloud, this is where you can stream all of the musicians featured on SLV for free. Go check them out by clicking the links, or you can listen right here in the embedded players below. Click follow on our music streaming accounts to receive updates when we add new songs and playlists, you’ll be glad you did 🙂

A huge thank you to all of the artists featured on SLV, we love your music and are so grateful for your contribution to the show, this wouldn’t be possible without you, so thanks again!


The Fear of Dragging Anchor ALONE on the boat. (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 134

Riley and Josje left me onboard by myself to go and hike a red hill on the island of La Graciosa. The wind picked up to 32 knots, gusting to 35 and the two boats next to me left to find shelter one having dragged anchor first. I’d stayed home to catch up on some work but because stress levels were through the roof, I didn’t get a thing done. But I’m glad I did stay home, because we would have never of known about the sudden change in the weather all the way up on that hill. One engine wasn’t working and the other wasn’t 100% reliable (the same problem with the control boxes needing replacing and a jump start was required if you wanted to fire it up before then). Not the end of the world unless you need to get out of somewhere quickly and you’re a one woman show. Join us in the Canary Islands for an ADVENTURE. It’s Josje on YouTube! We love her: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxCE…

 Spinal Injury on Atlantic Crossing (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 135

We prepare for the Atlantic Crossing in the Canary Islands and set sail in the pouring rain. We’d done nearly everything that needed to be done before we left and spirits were high as we lost sight of land… until something terrible happened.

Spotify Playlist

SoundCloud Playlist


Alnilam – https://www.alnilamband.com

Entrancing, atmospheric dream pop, with layer upon layer of sound, blending and contrasting to construct a magical tapestry of music.

Stellar musicianship drives Alnilam, with several instruments orchestrated cleverly to create space, fill in with a wall of sound and form anticipation and crescendos throughout the ebb and flow of each song.

Delightful bass lines run throughout, harmonising with acoustic and electric guitars, various classical stringed instruments, a percussion section and more. Not to mention the caramel smooth vocal input of singer Elena Pinto. Alnilam is truly a mesmerising combination of artful and skilled music playing.

James Walker – http://www.facebook.com/JamesWalkerMusic

James utilises the platform of performing and writing music to tackle the contemporary issues faced by many young people today, drawing on past experience to form a relatable narrative.

Late last year on October 27th, 2017, he released his debut record, ‘English Bones’, a project spanning 18 months of work. Coined as introspective and intelligent, the work is a opening for discussions on identity issues, recovery and more.

Insightful lyrics lament and provide emotion that is refreshing for those seeking depth in listening.

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.


Jennifer Kamikaze – http://jenniferkamikazi.com/

Jennifer Kamikaze is a soulful and sensitive individual, writing songs that reflect her character at a visceral level.

Her stories are sung with an enchanting, melting tone and it is hard to describe how delicate Jennifer’s voice is. Adding to this, a masterful guitar playing ability and commendable song construction, all makes for an enjoyable indie-folk experience.

Jennifer continues to play across London and beyond, creating an enjoyably intimate atmosphere.

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.


Martin Gervais – https://soundcloud.com/marty-gerv

Martin records unique alternative rock songs, sometimes with a drum backing track and always with a style that keeps his SoundCloud following commenting and requesting more.

Although lacking vocals, his guitar melodies are enough to fill tracks with interest. From smooth, fluid-like arpeggios in clean reverberated tones, to overdriven lead guitar lines, his chops are a good listen.


Morning Bear – http://www.morningbearofficial.com

Morning Bear is the travel inspired project of singer-songwriter John Runnels, who upon quitting his day job as an engineer, decided to set off for an adventure in Europe.

The expansive stringed arrangements that sidle, float and exclaim their way through the tracks are a definite highlight, folding in perfectly with the soaring vocal of Runnels.

Pop sensibility founds Morning Bear, however something far more insightful has been willingly crafted by the enlivening of Morning Bear.

Cat Clyde – http://catclyde.lnk.to/ic

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

Insanely enjoyable music drives this scene, the slide guitar telling its tales of misfortune against the pulse of a drumbeat that may inspire mediocre air drumming attempts.

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


Friends of the Bog – https://friendsofthebog.bandcamp.com

Fun, really fun, upbeat music. Friends of the Bog sway between sweet ballads, beatles-esk jaunts, some kind of english post punk acoustic stylings and their self described ‘folk explosion’.

Regardless of categorisation, their recipe works and has us coming back to listen to their murky, quirky fun, time and time again.



Jack and the Weatherman – www.jackandtheweatherman.nl

Silky smooth melodies and thought provoking lyrics underpin each song from JATWM.

The acoustic prodigies from the Netherlands deliver wonderfully arranged, easy-to-follow songs that keep the foot tapping to the beat of the tambourine.

Whats more, the duo are consistently selling out venues all over Europe in anticipation of their first full length album, due in on Saturday April 14. Have a listen to ‘Rock Bottom’ and ‘Brother’.

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.



MaJLo’s striking vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental mastery make for an effortlessly enjoyable musical experience.

Trained as a jazz musician, MaJLo successfully combines genres such as pop, indie and electronic sounds to meld into his own fascinating mixture of ear candy.

At times sparse, at other times dense, at all times interesting, MaJLo is fast becoming a favourite of ours to chill out with.

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.


Mute Choir – https://www.facebook.com/mutechoir

Mute Choir was created as a platform to explore the themes of freedom, creative vision and expression, while addressing the dissonance experienced by humans who are doing what is expected of them by society, rather than following the pursuits they are interested in.

Disgorging a post-electronic sound, Mute Choir exudes a sense of melancholy, all the while enticing the spirit of danceability. Heavy with rock music sensibilities, all sounds are cleverly positioned to allow room for Sam Arion’s silky vocal to float between tracks without effort.

Taji – https://www.tajimusic.com

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.


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..


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