Sailing La Vagabonde Music
Thank you to this fortnights featured artists, from episode 140 & 141 of Sailing La Vagabonde. These videos wouldn’t be possible without your excellent musical contributions..
Hey Vagabondes and welcome to another Sailing La Vagabond Music blog, featuring the music and the musicians behind episode 140 & 141 of SLV.
Every week we create playlists with all of the music from each SLV episode included. You can access this weeks list by clicking the embedded players below, or you can go to our SoundCloud or Spotify page to find an extensive track list from almost every episode.
Thanks to all of the artist included in the blog, we love your work and hope that more fans discover you through our writing. Please check out the links next to the band description to find out more and support the fantastic bands featured on SLV.
Murphys Law in Full Effect… (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 140
Don’t forget to checkout Christian and Katys channels here: https://www.youtube.com/lostleblanc https://www.youtube.com/whatthechic The one week we don’t want the bad weather, we get it. It’s funny how that works. Christian and Katy join us on La Vagabonde for a week of sailing and to experience boat life for the first time. It’s always nice showing new people how it is that we live on the water. Except for those times when the weather is bad and our guests are sea sick. Sorry crew, fingers crossed it clears up soon ?
No Navigation? No Problem. (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 141
Sailing up the west coast of Antigua with our pals Christian https://www.youtube.com/lostleblanc and Katy https://www.youtube.com/whatthechic has been swell (pun intended) until one morning when we woke up, fired up the engine keen to set off on a new adventure only to find our navigation gear was down and out. No depth sounder or wind speed indicator. We fired up the satellite phone and called up Outremer HQ after a little bit of investigatory analysis. Alas, we had no luck. Join us diving shipwrecks, living off the land and exploring some gorgeous spots here on our part of the world!
Sailing La Vagabonde’s Featured Artists
Airline Food – https://airlinefood.bandcamp.com/
Perth four piece Airline Food are a psychedelic indie band, quickly filling a cozy little niche that likely includes furry walls, beanbags and lava lamps.
Their music is seriously chill. Synth strokes are delightfully lazy and laced between a jazz infused beat, hot little bass lines and cosmically reverberating guitar are the gold standard, providing a footing for vocals that echoe eerily and drift through the tracks.
Their March 2018 release ‘Fragments in Green’ is seductive in its appeal and takes a page from the book of artists like Mac DeMarco and Tame Impala.
Zach Winters – https://zachwinters.bandcamp.com
After his June 2017 release, ‘To Have You Around’, fans of Zach have been left to anticipate a new record. In the meantime there is a huge back-catalogue of fantastic music to be enjoyed, dating back to 2004.
The well travelled singer-songwriter’s experience shines through on his tracks. Polished in production, distinct sonic textures derived from many sources are audible. From horns, backup singers, clever bass lines and more, to an contrasting occasionally stripped-back style. All help enjoy the journey through Winter’s songs.
Adam Yoo – https://soundcloud.com/adamyoo_music
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.
Although he hasn’t released new material in a year, 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, the sound of seagulls and waves crashing in the background, while Adam nonchalantly slaps his guitar.
Dust to Dust have an active and vocal SoundCloud following, several people commenting on each of their songs and showering praise on the catchy, bluesy and relatable music that the duo create.
Simple low-fi recordings typically feature the spanish guitar, a beautiful haunting vocal and occasionally the tambourine. However, despite their stripped-back approach, the music certainly speaks for itself.
Heeblay – https://heeblay.bandcamp.com/
Producing an eclectic, calming and enchanting soundscape, Gold Coast local Heeblay succeeds in delivering a layered texture of sounds backed by a evocative and soothing vocal.
The low key chanting of words resonates amidst a cluster of stringed, wind and percussive instruments the likes of which would be difficult to pronounce let alone play.
Heeblay has recently released the album ‘Something Big and Beautiful Like the Sky’ which is available on Bandcamp and everywhere else.
Keisuke Yoshiura – https://soundcloud.com/keisuke-yoshiura
Keisuke discovered music when he heard the Beatles back in junior high school. A young Japanese man from Kyoto, he was heavily influenced by Western music from an early age.
Inspired by the hardcore scene, he began playing electric guitar, transforming in time to a solo acoustic guitarist.
Keisuke incorporates many different techniques into his songs, such as finger-picking, body-hitting, tapping and even playing in irregular tunings. In 2012 Keisuke released his first original EP, ‘Daydream Deliver’ and went on to perform at the Canadian Guitar Festival in Kingston.
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.
Mark Loughrey – https://open.spotify.com/artist/5prAa…
Mark is a alt-folk, multi instrumentalist, singer songwriter. His sleepy, chilled out ditties are a pleasure to dream to, and are texturally pleasing.
His songs are meaningful stories, suggesting a narrative subtly to the listener, like an important whisper that persuades you in.
A real charm of Mark’s music is in its alternative leaning, straying from a more colloquial style of musical structure and taking some repetitive rhythms from something akin to contemporary electronic music, creating often hypnotising patterns.
Peasant Moon – https://soundcloud.com/peasantmoonsongs
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.
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.
Sounding similar to the likes of Kygo and Odesza, Sense deliver their own brand of refreshing electro-funk and succeed in awakening the inner wanderlust in us all.
Going from very relaxed tracks like “Senegal” (featured in this weeks episode of SLV) to dance floor anthems in the same breath is a challenge for any musician, however Sense manage to do so effortlessly. Follow the link above to listen to their brand new EP, ‘Esper’, it’s electro-pop musings are very, very, nice.
Simon Alexander – http://bit.ly/2fIhyyS><http://spoti.fi/2qdmqlD
Swedish singer-songwriter Simon Alexander fashions a dense and enjoyable soundscape. Mesmerising guitar rhythms weave in and out of time as Simon hammers each tone down like a nail to a floorboard.
Vocal harmonies detail solidarity while at times sounding like the result of consecutive nights shooting whiskey at the local dive bar.
Keep an ear to the ground for Simon Alexander and be sure to check out his debut EP, ‘Won’t Be Found’
Stevin McNamara – https://soundcloud.com/stevin-mcnamar…
A man of vast experience, Stevin McNamara has fused his decades of self-taught musicianship, formal training, travelling, recording at a home and at a professional sound engineering level into his own worldly sound, encompassing his broad spectrum of knowledge and mastery of several instruments.
The music he plays creates an atmosphere that invites thought and contemplation, simultaneously invoking feelings of relaxation and meditation.
Come check out the next SLV music blog in a couple of weeks, with information about more of the artists featured on SLV. There’s plenty more music to discover, so don’t forget to have a listen to the Spotify or SoundCloud playlist.
Thank you to all of the featured artists from this week, you guys rock!
Until next time..
Sailing La Vagabonde Music