Good Good Not Bad Shuffle Music (Ep 166, 167, Boat Life, Mooring Buoy)

Sailing La Vagabonde Music

Thank you to this fortnights featured artists, from episode 166, 167, Boat Life & the Mooring Buoy episode of Sailing La Vagabonde, we love you guys! 

We search for new music to put on our videos every week and are always blown away by what we find. There’s a plethora of new, original and independent music being put out by talented artists all over the world. The crazy thing is that they are usually fairly undiscovered, it’s like a secret world of brilliant music just for us. Don’t let a lack of mainstream play time deter you though, the music we uncover is fantastic.

Get on down to the embedded SoundCloud and Spotify playlists to enjoy something you might have never heard before. Consider yourself the Christopher Columbus of the new music world, sailing bravely into the unknown and returning with treasures that you can share with all your friends!

By the way, we have a new music Instagram account. Head on over and follow that one for updates about this blog, the music playlists and our featured artists.



Spotify Playlist


Soundcloud Playlist

Sailing La Vagabonde’s Featured Artists


Broken Lexicon –

Broken Lexicon are a talented duo from New Zealand, blending their own unique chops into one another to form a tasty, folky treat.

Russian born Alexey Medvedev brings his classical guitar training to the table, forming the musical cake on which Brook Davies can pipe her sweetly delicate vocals onto.

Elements combine to produce the loosely binding label of acoustic folk. Built on a folk and roots sound, with sprinkles of jazz, classical and blues. A delightful combination indeed.


George Sidiropoulos –…

George’s vocals could shatter glass if he really wanted to, moving up and down the scale, he exploits his range with ease.

This type of voice deserves only the best musical accompaniment, which his band happily provides. The music is played sensitively and intuitively to allow space for one another, as-well as for George’s searing vocal to cut through the mix.

Glassing the blues-rock pathway, upbeat drums and bass form the foundation for some seriously ball-tearing guitar solos.

Isaac Balson –…

Bedroom acoustic experimenter Isaac Balson is an alternative-indie music composer sharing fun music with the world.

Most of his songs have some element of experimentation within them including interesting effects pedals, unexpected tempo changes, guest singers and unique instruments.

A staple of many of Isaac’s songs is the ukulele, keeping an enjoyable floating, airy vibe to the songs.

Adam Yoo

Hailing from Canada, 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.


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.


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.

BR has recently updated his Soundcloud with a couple of new singles, he also has an EP out on iTunes (follow the links) and a new EP in the works.



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.


East Love –…

Sing-along Indie pop-rock that is equal parts delightfully sweet and emotionally developed. East Love reach a huge audience by writing fun songs that carry deeper meanings.

Tight musical production and boyband-esque vocal harmonies follow pleasantly relaxed song structures, arriving upon a climax of uplifting choruses.

East Love certainly help in reviving the indie-pop genre as they create a balanced diet of talented pop sweetness.



Evntho –

Low-fi Indie ‘writer of song’ Evntho is characterised by his nonchalant yet emotional music production.

Deeply personal stories are strung along a tapestry of simple musical elements, such as distorted vocals, unusual instruments and effects loops on everything.

Evntho writes music from the heart. Emotional and reflective, song meanings somewhat hidden behind a distracting and perhaps misunderstood approach to overall sound.



The Fabric –…

The Fabric is an entourage of nine talented group members.

Hailing from Melbourne, Australia, they write a contemporary style of orchestral drama-pop that is suited to the underground bars of the most liveable city in Australia.

Backed by skilled percussion, bass and a broad arsenal of sound, singer McMahon is able to project her voice and story with complete confidence.




Grenan Dawley –…

Talented Perth five-piece Grenan Dawley produce silky smooth indie music that drifts around jazz, blues & rock sensibilities.

Their focussed ensemble gels fluidly; tightly bound by interpersonal chemistry and well developed musical capacity. Elements of their merged sound often diverge from the collective to showcase individual chops.

Grenan Dawley lean toward a wonderfully quirky, intelligent sound. Lyrics brim with clever metaphors, laced inside memorable soliloquies.


Hugo Cottu –

Hugo plays guitar with the soul objective of getting people to groove out.

His silky smooth style of guitar playing brings contemporary blues to light, merging the genre with R&B seemlessly.

Guest vocalists have plenty of room to breath, bouncing ideas off Cottu’s conscious energy perfectly.

It all makes for a relaxed vibe, Cottu’s mellow, stratocaster tones leading the way.


Jordan Merrick –

Jordan Merrick is one to watch, the Brisbane local has been making waves with his breezy, bluesy ballads and intimate live shows.

An original song writer, he also fronts another SLVM featured band ‘Fugitive and the Vagabond’.

Despite his hectic schedule, Jordan managed to release two EP’s last year, the newest his personal masterpiece, ‘Songs From House Arrest’. Have a listen for some beautiful vocals and honest story telling.



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’ music exists only in the digital realm. He garners an impressive online following with beautiful, meaningful music.

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, 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 has 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 international 2019 tour and EP release.


Mikael Abramowich –…

Mikael is an acoustic singer and songwriter from Melbourne Australia. His recordings are minimalist, however, they are undeniably listenable.

The melody of Mikael’s singing is well considered, serving his songs clever and emotive lyrics well and painting each song with a slather of genuine creativity.

Follow the link to his Bandcamp website, you can listen to the Explorers EP in full and support Mikael’s talent.


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.


Miner –

Miner are folk-rock combined with art. Songs are built carefully, with several layers of sound applied in just the right amount in all the right places.

Consisting of friends, relatives and partnership, Miner gel together through songwriting, shared experience, soaring harmonies and intricate instrumentals.

Featuring husband and wife team Justin and Kate miner, brother Jeremy and good friend Tobias Urbanczyk, the team have been through some highs and some personal lows together. Check out the album Tuanaki for insight into their struggle and success.

Nick Cunningham –…

Sitting in a lovely little groove of acoustic love, emitting mellow and comfortable vibes, Nick writes down to earth soul music for chill out time.

Sounding a lot like his home base of Byron Bay, the independent singer-songwriter has spends a great deal of time travelling up and down the east coast of Australia, where you can find him playing on a gig stage, at the local pub, or even in a mates backyard.



Rye –

Rye is a Finnish Indie Folk Singer-Songwriter with a laid back and easy listening style, his songs on Soundcloud have gathered several thousand plays.

Having been played on SLV several times, the bright guitar backed by smooth bass-lines and soft percussion is a perfect fit for scenes of our sailing.




Thank you to all of the last fortnights featured artists, we’re so happy to have you on board with us on this crazy journey.

Sailing La Vagabonde Music

Adam Yoo –

Andrew Rothschild –…

Blissful Red –…

Broken Lexicon –

Cat Clyde –

Chris Watkins/Drunken Poets –…

East Love –…

Evntho –

The Fabric –

George Sidiropoulos –…

Grenan Dawley –…

Hugo –

Isaac Balson –…

Jordan Merrick –

Luís Trindade –

Martin Piehlmeier –

Michael Dunstan –

Mikael Abramowich –…

Mimi Gilbert –…

Miner –

Nick Cunningham –…

Rye –

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