New Music, What a Hoot! Episode 88

Vagabonds! Hello again and welcome to this weeks blog, featuring the musicians of episode 88. If you haven’t done so already, you can check out the latest episode of Sailing La Vagabonde by following the link below. The guys cruise around the beautiful Hamilton Islands and discover a buggy cart filled paradise!

This episode features some seriously brilliant talent to treat your ears to. They’ve graciously allowed us to share their music on the show, so the least we could do is give you all some information on the artists that help make SLV what it is. Keep reading and you will find a description of each of the musicians, links to their web pages and of course the weekly Soundcloud playlist below. Please help us share these talented individuals to the world by liking, sharing and commenting on this post, it would mean so much to us if you did.



This tremendously talented guitarist strums, picks, slaps and beats his way through songs which are rhythmically complex and captivating. Although lacking a vocal presence, the music produced from a single guitar is melodically impressive 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 next in the soundscape he delicately weaves.



Blissful Red

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.




CircleLight –

The project of 20 something year old Emanuele Durante, CircleLight is water marked by open, earnest lyrics, simple and catchy musicianship and wonderfully layered vocal harmonies – “Brother, don’t you see that we better open the doors, nobody comes first, and won’t you listen for a little while, and talk to those strangers outside”





Heelbay –

Producing an eclectic, calming and enchanting soundscape, Gold Coast local Heeblay succeeds in delivering a layered texture of sounds backed by a haunting yet 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 says on his Facebook page, (

Heeblay has recently released the album ‘Something Big and Beautiful Like the Sky’ which is available on Bandcamp.



Josh and Jysi from Los Angeles form the alternative-folk duo of Amarante, specialising in an ethereal and captivating blend of music which they have recorded and produced themselves. Melding haunting vocals together with an interesting arrangement of sounds to create an open and airy feel, the final product is eminently listenable. If you have enjoyed past productions from the talented duo, then you will be happy to know Amarante are about to release their fifth record, ‘Spirit of the Abyss’, available June 17th. Preceding the record, most recently the song “Brave” has been released and is well worth a listen.


Joe Mungovan –

Talented multi-instrumentalist Joe Mungovan writes an exciting and driven brand of indie-rock, characterised by a pulsating drum beat, simple and catchy guitar riffs and a very honest and smooth vocal.






Thanks a lot for reading and a massive thank you to the artists of episode 88, you guys have no idea how much we love your music and we’re grateful you let us play it on our videos. Don’t forget to like, share and of course comment, tell us if you enjoy the music, what do you want to listen to? have you become a fan? You can chat to the artists as well, they’d love to hear from you.


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