Sailing La Vagabonde Music
New music and excellent musicians on SLVM in 2018..
Well hey there Vagabonds, happy new year! 2017 was a big one for us especially with so much great music flowing in. We had some amazing talent get in touch so we could feature their music on the show and we’re so pleased that our viewers enjoyed what they heard.
Once again a huge thank you to everyone who contributed their music to the show, it wouldn’t be the same without your tunes as the soundtrack to our sailing. Also, thanks to everyone who helped us spread the word by liking and sharing our posts, following the SoundCloud and Spotify playlists and even just chatting with us and our featured artists, every little bit helps.
If you haven’t seen the latest episodes, there are four embedded below, followed by our most recent SoundCloud and Spotify playlists featuring the artists from the show, and finally a detailed wrap up of all of the musicians from the past four episodes of SLV. We hope you enjoy learning a little bit about the music that we’ve been playing lately.
6 Degrees of Separation (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 120
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PATRON Erin O’herlihy!! Can you make it to Florida? Send us an email. Thanks so much for the support. After the tangled anchors drifting out to sea debacle last week we experienced last week, I sent everyone off to have some down time away from the boat. Daniel would go to Athens and then rendezvous with us in Malta, in particular though Elayna I thought needed a bit of a break. She and Kayla went to the island of Ios which is actually where Elayna and I met. It was a shame I couldn’t get there myself but we still needed to get the boat back La Grande Motte before leaving the Mediterranean and I knew from previous experience how difficult it gets rushing from East to West in the Med late in the season. Winter Is Coming. To be honest its the least I could do. If you guys could only see how much time and effort Elayna puts into just one episode you would fall off your chair. I can’t edit movies like she can but I can sail a boat by myself to keep the team heading in the right direction. I intended to sail solo from Greece to Malta but that was before I met Houmaid, one of the most interesting guys I’ve come across. After some provisioning and intense discussions about the weather, we set sail for Malta.
Our Favourite Stowaway (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 121
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR PATRONS Marco-SAN, Riz and Maya, and Kerry Porter!! Can you make it to Florida? Send us an email. Thanks so much for the support. Meanwhile, Elayna who was waiting patiently for my arrival in Malta thought I was alone at sea. Houmaid (a man I had just met and asked to come along with me last minute) and I take La Vagabonde from Greece, across the Ionian Sea through to Malta. Very typical of the Mediterranean there was wind, then no wind, then lots of wind, then no wind again. We struggled through our night watches managing to stay awake through a very busy shipping lane. Negotiating the inconsistent winds and managing to get into Malta in short time I was then reunited with Ilyana (this is Romanian for Elayna.) It was great for us to spend a little time apart and for her to be able to hang out with one of her besties from home but it was even better to be back together again. Here is a good explanation of True and Apparent Wind (also Boat Wind) which I hadn’t heard of until now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xo0y… Nota Bene: If you have heard me calling Elayna “Buukie,” Buukie Pants,” “Pants,” “Panties” or particularly when we were in Italy “Pantaloons” it is a long story that we both think is hilarious but when we tell other people its pretty obvious that it is only funny to us. Like a bit of a cringy couples joke. So just as a small explanation that is why you may have heard me calling Elayna different names.
Polish Girl buys Sail Boat for €1 !! …… Yes, that is ONE EURO. Ep. 122
Justyna, 22 years old, was miserable at university in Poland when something incredible happened. She saw an ad online of a couple wanting to sell their sail boat, but only to the RIGHT person. She took a chance and flew to Malta to go and see the boat meet the owners. Over dinner with the couple, they asked “how much can you offer us”. Justyna was at uni, so it wasn’t much… watch to hear Justyna tell the story of how she bought the boat for one euro and plans to refit the entire thing herself!! We can’t wait to see her progress. GIRL POWER!! If you think you can help Justyna make her dream come true, her contact details are: firstname.lastname@example.org
What Not To Do on a Boat: Lesson No. 1,485 (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 123
Ohhhh dear. Well I wasn’t expecting to have to glue up my boyfriends cracked head with my friend Josje onboard, 50nm away from land. It definitely could have been worse. It goes to show how quickly things could go wrong and it doesn’t even necessarily have to be from something super risky or adventurous. We’ve swam off the back of the boat COUNTLESS times (and will continue to do so, but next time butts will be shuffled just that little bit further off the back before sliding in 😂). I’m just glad you’re okay Riles. Thanks to Josje for being a legend and helping me mend this silly humans head. Checkout Josjes channel!: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxCE… And the lovely Fridas website: https://www.fallondrin.com Frida’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNuO…
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.
Jangle – www.janglemusic.bandcamp.com
An interesting fusion of sounds, Jangle gives listeners 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.
The Fabric – https://open.spotify.com/artist/5vMgz…
The Fabric are 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. Angie McMahon is set upon a cloud of music, driven by a powerful brass section, ska-guitar, organs and more. Backed by skilled percussion, bass and a broad arsenal of sound, Ms McMahon is able to project her voice and story with complete confidence.
Adam Yoo – https://soundcloud.com/adamyoo_music
Hailing from Canada, Adam Yoo creates a vibe that will mellow and melt you into your couch. His low-key chill out music seductively floats around the room, luring anyone within an earshot to eargasm. His SoundCloud page sits with thousands of listens and comments from his active and ever growing fan-base.
In 2016 he released his debut EP, DReAMS, available on BandCamp for purchase. The title track taking you to the beach, seagulls and waves crashing in the background while Adam nonchalantly slaps his guitar.
The King’s Parade – http://www.thekingsparade.com/theking…
More silky smooth rock music here, The King’s Parade lay it down so very thick. With delicious warm guitar tones, an equally warm vocal that jumps all over the scales and crisp rock music sensibilities, its easy to see why these guys are growing a loyal and satisfied fanbase. 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 definitely carving their own niche inside the rock genre. Keep an ear out for more..
Jordan Merrick – https://jordanmerrick.bandcamp.com/
Jordan Merrick is one to keep an eye and two ears on, the Brisbane local has been making waves with his breezy 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.
Jimmy Pinch – https://jimmypinch.bandcamp.com/album…
Moody and melancholic, grimy and dark, Jimmy Pinch writes an experimental style of alternative rock. Songs are characterised by the voice of a down-tuned electric guitar, speaking above the crash of jazz-style drums and a walking bass line. Although nodding to the darker spectrum of music, it speaks to an ethereal side of consciousness when given the chance. Listen in for layers of chaotic guitar voicing that throw so, so much shade and take you into Jimmy’s deep lair of music.
The Myrrors – https://themyrrors.bandcamp.com
Psychedelic, down-tempo minimalist The Myrrors have been writing and performing music to some extent since 2007. Originally formed by multi-instrumentalists Nik Rayne and Grant Beyschau, the pair went on to write underground hits and foster their dramatic and trance-like blend of rock. Listen closely and you will hear a unique ensemble of instrumentalism, from South-Asian folk, tape loops and saxophone to name a few.
Kate Vargas – http://www.katevargas.com
Kate writes interesting stories enveloped by folk music sensibilities. Her voice ranges from sweet story-telling softness to gravelly strains that emphasise and push her message forward with energy. The music backing Kate’s voice is stock for this genre of folk, however it is tight and enjoyable.
Blissful Red –soundcloud.com/blissful-red-1
Blissful Red is Dream Pop at its best, melancholy set against the strumming of a looped guitar, solos effortlessly laced on track, if you want easy listening say no more, well actually say Blissful Red. He 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 “tentatively set” for summer 2017.
Chelou – https://chelou.bandcamp.com/
On the opposite side of the indie spectrum is wistfully singing, musically dense and enchanting Chelou. The creator of intricate and intelligent music, its no wonder 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 whats coming next. Check out the Halfway to Nowhere video if you want to trip.
Check out the below links to hear the latest from Chelou and to discover the new 2017 tour dates:
Damned Eye See out Now: awal.lnk.to/pzPCk
UK & European Tour on sale now. chelouworld.com/tour.html
Getgogetter – https://www.getgogetter.bandcamp.com/…
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…”
PINES are an electronic duo from Adelaide, Australia. Their music is dense, with more layers than mum’s sponge cake, combining seamlessly and resulting in a treat for the ears. Smooth as butter vocals are woven into tracks, amidst the sound of synth, drums and an array other sounds that generally pace a relaxed walking beat. PINES has performed at festivals like SXSW and internationally at Reeperbahn, Hamburg, steady in anticipation of their debut album set for 2018, its going to be a big year.
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 already boasts over 500 listens per month, he is well on his way to a bright future.
Ed Patrick – https://soundcloud.com/edpatrickuk
Ed is a multi-instrumentalist from the South Coast who now lives in London. He writes very nice music based mostly on simple guitar progressions, with the delicate addition of his caramel smooth vocal and sometimes a bass guitar, piano and drums. He writes with a simple recipe, and a good one at that, restrained melody with the aim of evoking the emotion of longing from his listeners.
Dante Matas – https://www.facebook.com/dantematasmusic
Dante’s music is so nice to listen to. He crafts songs with masterful ability, mixing just the right amounts of contemporary musicianship with curious experimentalism. Beautiful and interesting vocal harmonies are typical of most songs, along with skilful arrangements of the guitar and piano. Where Dante really shines though is through his lyrics. Follow along and have a listen.
Big thanks to all of this months featured musicians, you are all treat to the ears and we love playing your music on the show. To everyone out there, please help us share these talented people to the world by liking, sharing and joining in on the discussion. Let us know what you think in the comment section, we love hearing from you.