Music, music and more music on SLV. (EP 160, 161, 162, 163, Catch and Cook, The Plane, Finding Food & How to Anchor)

Sailing La Vagabonde Music


Thank you to our featured artists, from episode 160, 161, 162, 163, Catch and Cook, The Plane, Finding Food and How to Anchor of Sailing La Vagabonde, we love you guys! ITS A BIG ONE THIS WEEK!

Thank you to all of the artists who featured on the last fortnight’s episodes of SLV, we love your music and love having you on the show, we couldn’t do this without you!

Follow the links below to find our playlists with the music from SLV and while you’re doing that, click one of the embedded playlists below to put a sound to the names.

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SoundCloud 


Spotify Playlist

 

 


Soundcloud Playlist

 


Sailing La Vagabonde’s Featured Artists


Camarano – https://open.spotify.com/artist/3X87g…

Indie-rock producer Camarano is a breath of fresh air for a somewhat garage-band saturated Australian music scene.

Crisp production sets his music alight, every reverberated chord, snare hit and textured sound layer cuts through the mix. Floating atop of it all is Camarano’s caramel vocal, bound for the car stereo this summer.

Catch a live show for chilled-out intimate performaces.


Colm O’Reilly – https://soundcloud.com/colmoreilly

Facinating folk writings are the standard for Colm, creating a sense of ebb and flow throughout his songs that takes you down a winding path of suspense.

Intricate guitar musings backed by delicate vocals seem to rise like a helium filled balloon, before crashing into emotionally charged chaos. These juxtaposing elements build tension that erupts into a thrashing, wailing crescendo.

Listen to Colm’s demos released earlier this year to bask in his unique creativity.


Jonathan Gabriel Masters – https://www.jonathangabrielmasters.com

Jonathan takes the classic beauty of folk music to another level. A triple threat of multi-instumental mastery, silken vocals and bright production makes for a fantastic listening experience.

Jonathan’s muscial outlet is a vehicle to explore contemporary christainty, removing himself from the traditionally worn path of gospel.

Listen if you’re a fan of euphoric chorus, shining harmonies and deeply insightful lyrics.


Kate Vargas – http://www.katevargas.com

Kate’s latest offerings conjure imagery of a wild western saloon bar, a dimly lit stage amidst a swirl of smoke and whiskey shooters.

This undistilled blend of indie-folk & blues is delightfully dusty and tarnished, Kate’s voice echoing alongside a steel-string slide guitar. It all makes for jaunty ruckus, fun sure to ensue.

Though darkly melodic, the feel of the songs is like snubbing the rules, pouring a bottle the whiskey over your head and running through the streets with your own band of misfits.


New Towns – https://www.triplejunearthed.com/arti…

New Towns are carving a name out in the Perth music scene, their live shows packing out venues and sending crowds absolutely bonkers.

Popping up fairly recently, their debut EP ‘Circles’ is a beachside drive from start to finish. A cool mix of indie-rock sounds, shouting out to Ocean Alley, Sticky Fingers and the reggae vibes of Mac DeMarco.

Their energetic songwriting and infectious stage-presence is backed by the obvious chemistry of four mates having a good old time.


SEAWAVES – https://www.facebook.com/seawavesoffi…

Ethereal soundscapes dotted with synthesised beats and interesting electronic lace is just a facet of the  SEAWAVES appeal.

The Duo from Manchester in the UK are workhorses, constantly pumping out massive dream-pop art. The textures they create have lead them to working with the likes of Walt Disney Pictures, Hollister Co, Sony and Adidas.

The payoff of their hard work is a well deserved biproduct of excellent musical composition.


Airline Food – https://airlinefood.bandcamp.com/

Perth four-piece Airline Food is a psychedelic indie band, quickly filling a cozy little niche that likely includes furry walls, beanbags and lava lamps.

Their music is so chill. Synth strokes are delightfully lazy and laced between a jazz-infused beat. Hot bass lines and cosmically reverberating guitar are the gold standard, providing space for vocals that echo eerily and drift through the tracks like a ghost.

Their March 2018 release ‘Fragments in Green’ is seductive and takes a page from the book of artists like Tame Impala.


Andrew Rothschild – https://soundcloud.com/aroth

Andrew Rothschild creates a kaleidoscopes 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 timing-signatures and spooky guitar resonates against an unpredictable drum beat, somehow resurfacing from the depths of psychadelia 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.


A Wood is pure Blues music at it’s best, ranging from crystal clean acoustic guitar strumming to digging right into lead breaks that do all the talking.
Tracks are instrumental compostions and Wood’s guitar work is impeccable. Electric leads fill the gaps with a guitar that is forced to sing.
The relatability of Wood’s writing moves mountains with inspiration, bringing the joy of playing music to musicians of any ability.

The Big Ideahttps://thebigidea.bandcamp.com

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.


Cat LeBlanc – https://soundcloud.com/catleblanc

Cat LeBlanc was recently featured on SLV episode 115, landing her a deal with a European television series after a producer heard her directly. Although details are still confidential, she has been approached in regards to using three songs, including River Winding Through Your Hands.

Originally from Miramichi, Cat LeBlanc’s folk, pop and jazz song compositions are extremely personal in their lyrical imagery.

“I will be mentoring with grammy award winning music artists for three weeks as I work on a new body of music. I will also be in contact with Dan Hill, my mentor.”

Chris Okunbor – www.chrisokunbor.net

Blues and Roots Singer-Songwriter Chris O has a talent for writing music that serves her storytelling.

Her rhythm is undeniable and she shines with soulful expression. A quick glance around the room shows a sea of heads bobbing and toes tapping when Chris O’s music is playing.

Her talent is backed with a strong work ethic and a hectic gigging and recording schedule.

“Chris O is a solo artist, based in Katoomba, NSW. Singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist, she arrives at gigs carrying her gear like a pack pony ~ juggling dobro, banjo, lapslide, ukes, and plain ole guitars, just a few of the instruments she plays.”


Cold Weather Company – https://soundcloud.com/cold-weather-c…

Art-folk three piece Cold Weather Company are making waves, with ripples starting on the East Coast of the United States, steadily spreading to an international audience.

Their style is undoubtably more than the typical facade of folk music, running considerably deeper.

The collaboration of rich vocal harmonies, intelligent musicianship, quirky interludes and huge progressive crescendos, are the hallmark for Cold Weather Company.


 

Dominic Bennett – https://soundcloud.com/dominicbennett

The haunting falsetto of Dominic Bennett strangely compliments his energetic, minimalist and lo-fidelity sound.

Music that takes you on a rollercoaster of emotion, writing and tonal sensibilities, Dominic hits the high notes with ease while showing a masterful efficacy on the classical guitar.

Dominic’s true core understanding and workings are found in the lyrics and impassioned delivery of his songs.


Duncan Saige – https://www.facebook.com/duncansaige

Critically acclaimed and well toured, Duncan Saige is beginning to headline the rotation of a plethora of live gigging venues everywhere.

His infectiously positive attitude, exciting stage presence and catchy songs are only the starts of a long list of talking points. Match these characteristics with a genuinely good guy and a star is born.

Featuring regularly on Australian radio station juggernaut ‘Triple J’, playing big name gigs and scoring the video of brand names like Billabong is on the list of a long line of achievements.


Dust to Dust – http://www.soundcloud.com/dusttodusttx

Dust to Dust have an active and vocal SoundCloud following, several people commenting on each of their songs and showering praise on the 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.

 


Hugo Cottu – https://hugocottu.bandcamp.com/

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

His silky smooth style of guitar playing compliments guest vocalists perfectly, creating an atmosphere conducive of having a boogie. And boogie we will!

Keep an ear out for more from the talented youngster..

 

 


Jack and the Weatherman – https://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 your foot tapping to the beat of the tambourine.

Having released their latest full-length album this year, ‘The Lucky Ones’, the duo are consistently selling out venues all over Europe. Check the socials for updates about these workhorses.


Jordan Merrick – https://jordanmerrick.bandcamp.com/

Jordan Merrick is one to watch, 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.


Jordy Maxwellhttps://www.facebook.com/jordymusic3/

Sun-drenched and soulful, Jordy creates especially chill folk-roots music.

While musically pleasing, it’s Maxwell’s voice that sets each song alight. He tells relatable, emotional and captivating tales with pain in his voice that is simply gut-wrenching.

Follow Jordy’s socials for updates as he tours extensively around Australia.

 


KOPANO – https://www.facebook.com/kopanomusic

Expression, passion and freedom are a few of the words that describe the essence of KOPANO. Her story is set against the sound of sick synth layers and powerful vocals.

The Perth artist is found in good company, supporting acts such as Banoffee and Confidence Man. KOPANO performs exciting live shows, steadily gaining a foothold on the local music scene.

Keep an eye and ear out for her latest EP set to be released sometime in 2019.


Martin Piehlmeier – www.martinpiehlmeier.com

Piehlmeier is a guitarist who likes to strum, pick, slaps and beat his way through impressively complex songs.

His music is instrumental and produced from a single guitar, it is unbelievable when experiencing the broad range of sounds.

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 – https://www.facebook.com/mdunstanmusic

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.

Michael released his EP ‘Solace’ in January 2017 which sent him on a tour of most of Western Australia, including performing with folk legend Ziggy Alberts on the Perth leg. The talented 21-year-old has spiked in recent months from 20,000 to over 70,000 monthly hits on Spotify and it’s only early days.


 

 

Natalie Bouloudis walks a line somewhere between blues-pop and indie-folk and despite the rigidity of categorisation, she leans into each genre showing balance and poise.

At times upbeat and pop, she contrasts her lighter self with a gut-wrenching, smoky, Winehouse-esk shadow.

Ultimately, her music is cinematic and beautiful, yearning and soaked with pain and hope.


Old Sea Brigadehttps://www.facebook.com/oldseabrigade

Creative music to help clear external distractions, Ben Cramer constructs gorgeously intimate folk-rock.

Dusky vocals characterise each well crafted song while undemanding and mastered guitar tones float softly amidst the beat of a pulsing drum.

Check out the Old Sea Brigade EP ‘Wash Me Away’, which is definitely worth a listen or ten.

 


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. Their latest Ep is ‘Our Timing Was Wrong’, which can be found on the socials.

 


Sense – https://soundcloud.com/sense-band

Influenced by 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.


Samuel Scott McCumber – https://soundcloud.com/samuelscottmcc…

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 clever and humorous lyricism, relatable and introspective depth.

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


 

Vender and the Cobras – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6xi0q…

Vender and the Cobras is the solo moniker of Chicago musician Matt Beard (Friends of the Bog.)

Writing music that comes from a place of dysphoria, Beard attempts to put the pieces back together and reconcile with an assumably turbulent existence.

As foreshadowing as the veneer of Beard can be, at the core of his music is a sense of hope, with music being a catalyst for expression and emotional evolution.


Thank you to all of the last fortnights featured artists, we couldn’t do this without you.

 

Sailing La Vagabonde Music

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Camarano – https://open.spotify.com/artist/3X87g…

Colm O’Reilly – https://soundcloud.com/colmoreilly

Jonathan Gabriel Masters – https://www.jonathangabrielmasters.com

Kate Vargas – http://www.katevargas.com

New Towns – https://www.triplejunearthed.com/arti…

SEAWAVES – https://www.facebook.com/seawavesoffi…

Airline Food – https://airlinefood.bandcamp.com/

Andrew Rothschild – https://soundcloud.com/aroth

A Wood – https://soundcloud.com/a-wood/tracks

The Big Ideahttps://thebigidea.bandcamp.com

Cat LeBlanc – https://soundcloud.com/catleblanc

Chris Okunbor – www.chrisokunbor.net

Cold Weather Company – https://soundcloud.com/cold-weather-c…

Dominic Bennett – https://soundcloud.com/dominicbennett

Duncan Saige – https://www.facebook.com/duncansaige

Dust to Dust – http://www.soundcloud.com/dusttodusttx

Hugo Cottu – https://hugocottu.bandcamp.com/

Jack and the Weatherman – https://www.jackandtheweatherman.nl

Jordan Merrick – https://jordanmerrick.bandcamp.com/

Jordy Maxwellhttps://www.facebook.com/jordymusic3/

KOPANO – https://www.facebook.com/kopanomusic

Martin Piehlmeier – www.martinpiehlmeier.com

Micheal Dunstan – https://www.facebook.com/mdunstanmusic

Natalie Bouloudis – https://soundcloud.com/nataliebouloudis

Old Sea Brigadehttps://www.facebook.com/oldseabrigade

Peasant Moon – https://soundcloud.com/peasantmoonsongs

Sense – https://soundcloud.com/sense-band

Samuel Scott McCumber – https://soundcloud.com/samuelscottmcc…

Vender and the Cobras – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6xi0q…



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