Sailing La Vagabonde Music
Thank you to this fortnights featured artists, from episode 138 & 139 of Sailing La Vagabonde. These videos wouldn’t be possible without your excellent musical contributions..
Hi Vagabondes, welcome to another SLV music blog. Before you do anything else, grab yourself a nice cup of tea, beer or beverage of choice and scroll down and click on the Spotify or SoundCloud playlist..
That will send you into the realm of the infinite-cosmic, sonic-sensory pleasure zone, as the electronic signals sent through your listening devices – with thanks to science – are transmitted into vibrations and sent into your ear canal, where they are met by hairy little receptors that transfer the vibrations back into an electrical signal, then sent along neurons and into your brain, where it is interpreted as something we know and love, a thing called music.
If your brain has interpreted the selected music as ‘good’, go ahead and give our Spotify and SoundCloud accounts a follow.
You might like to read up on the artists responsible for the music featured on SLV, keep scrolling down for the list of talent from the last fortnight. We’ve got links next to their names so you can dig a little deeper for more information too.
If you missed the episodes that these songs are from, fear not, they are embedded below.
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One Day On The Atlantic Ocean
Being a bit useless in the sailing department I decided to pick up a camera and go to work there instead. This was the day before Elayna cut her hair so apologies for the out of sync. We were only going to show this to Patrons and then decided to share with everyone. Let me know what you think
Is that LAND I smell on the horizon? (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 138
It’s been 13 days that we’ve been out at sea for now and we’re starting to lose the plot. But we’re nearly there! Join us with some propellor dramas, devastating wine spillage and a bit of whinging from me (Elayna) as we get closer to land. It was bound to happen. The insomnia is real. Any advise for helping me sleep? I’ve tried everything from herbal and serotonin supplements, meditation and exercise but nothing helps. I’m a mad lady. Videos made with love by us and made POSSIBLE by our lovely patrons http://www.patreon.com/LaVagabonde x
Does this look crooked to anyone else?! (Sailing La Vagabonde) Ep. 139
The neck is all good but that seriously looks a bit wonky doesn’t it ?. I’m sure its fine. We’re over the moon with the good news. Join us for propeller dramas, an interview with 3 ladies who spent 60 rowing across the Atlantic and some adventures under the Caribbean sunshine. Its great to be back in a place we can have a go at some fish. Riley is pretty excited to go spearfishing again. Cheers, Elayna.
Sailing La Vagabonde’s Featured Artists
Chris Watkins/Drunk Poets – https://itunes.apple.com/album/id1133…
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.
Their songs are well produced, with the acoustic guitar strumming heavy to a very clean bass and drum combo, with the occasional violin feature. The music sounds good, however, the lyrics are striking. Fascinating tales of the Alaskan landscape give listeners a unique perspective that is thoroughly refreshing.
Jack the Fox – https://soundcloud.com/jackthefoxmusi…
Jack the Fox are somewhat elusive. As it stands they have only one song available online, yet it has managed to strike a chord with a large audience, amassing over three million plays on Spotify.
It’s a shame, because their music is a really nice taste of what the Australian indie/folk music scene has to offer, flowing in the same vein as artists like Ziggy Alberts and Michael Dunstan.
The good news is the talented duo are touring extensively and performing a lot of new material, music that we hope to see available to hear online soon.
Ryan Brady – https://www.ryan-brady.com
Ryan Brady is a talented multi-instrumentalist who has won several awards for his compositions.
He is currently writing music for several production companies and music libraries and has had his music played on everything from the Discovery Channel to Netflix.
His music is intelligently composed and always recorded at the highest quality. Listening to his more ambient tracks is a meditative treat.
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.
Chiara La Woo – https://soundcloud.com/chiaralawoo
Check out The Woo’s recently released EP Buttagutcha.
Adelaide Indie-rock Reggae four piece Chiara La Woo have been blending together their own psychedelic ‘Woo’ sound since late 2015.
They’ve been known to deliver a live sound that is as dense as their crowds, a high energy experience not to be missed.
These notorious hard workers have been gigging relentlessly from back yard shows to interstate support slots and are planning a Western Australian tour in support of their album ‘If You Find The Time’.
Have a listen to ‘The Woo’ in the Soundcloud and Spotify players.
Drew Blackard – www.withoutaknife.com
Drew Blackard is a singer songwriter from Texas, his music detailing stories from his life experiences.
His sound ranges from indie folk, country, guitar pop and rock and roll, all of which he performs well. However, Drews strength lies in his ability to project visualisations through his lyrics and their delivery.
The influences of this self proclaimed Bob Dylan and Jeff Tweedy fan are obvious and welcome, the similarities, mixed with Drew’s own style aim at a successful future.
Hollow Coves – https://soundcloud.com/hollow-coves/t…
Purveyors of folk, Hollow Coves are steadily delivering a stream of quality music.
Forming in 2013, they have accomplished in four short years what most bands hope to achieve in their whole careers. Including the release of 2 great EP’s, international travel and an ever growing fan base. Some of their songs on Spotify have over 15 million plays each.
Simple, earthy, folky goodness with easy going acoustic melodies and vocal harmonies underpin Hollow Coves, with a ‘listen anywhere’ vibe, particularly good for chilling out to.
Jack and the Weatherman – www.jackandtheweatherman.nl
Silky smooth melodies and thought provoking lyrics underpin each song from JATWM.
The acoustic prodigies from the Netherlands deliver wonderfully arranged, relatable songs that keep the foot tapping to the beat of the tambourine.
Whats more, the duo are consistently selling out venues all over Europe, touring to support the release of their 2018 album, ‘The Lucky Ones’.
Jordan Prince – www.jordanprincetunes.com
Hailing from one of the world’s most musically inspired cities – New Orleans, Jordan took his talents across the Atlantic Ocean.
He ventured all the way to Europe, steadily carving a name for himself into the steins and hearts of Germany’s people.
Critically acclaimed, he has continued to flourish in his new environment with a hectic touring schedule and plans for a new concept album due in 2018.
“Jordan Prince is currently working on his new album, and because the people from his life are such a strong motor behind his writing, this will be a concept album: each of the twelve planned songs will be about a single, important person whose friendship changed his life. The album is officially to be released in 2018 with a new tour.”
Julia R. Anderson – https://soundcloud.com/julia-r-anderson
Australian indie artist Julia R. Anderson loves her reverb, and thats great because its a love affair she has mastered.
Julia plays music that is interesting and quirky, bordering on a sweat drenched t-shirt at a music festival, and an intimate hangout next to a fire.
The layers on tracks are cleverly constructed, allowing timely space amidst the chaos of multi-instrumental exuberant density.
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.
Luciole Langevine – https://soundcloud.com/luciole-langevine
Luciole Langevine moulds with a tremendously vast selection of genres, much to the pleasure of her growing fanbase on SoundCloud.
The recipe is straightforward, borrow music from various composers and fuse her vocals of mood and choosing inside.
The result is exciting and frankly refreshing, a good concoction of sounds, featuring Luciole as her own remix.
Mikael Abramowich – https://mikaelabramowitch.bandcamp.co…
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 – https://open.spotify.com/artist/6rl4J…
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.
Sam has been releasing impressive music on his Soundcloud account for a while now, music that has evidently evolved over time.
From subtle guitar folk songs, to electronic sounding indie-rock anthems, Sam continues to produce quality work. In saying that, his departure from the Carmody of old (apparent by the deletion of old tracks online) and musical overhaul has certainly been for the best.
it will be interesting to see what else the WAM-award winning songwriter will have to offer in subsequent releases.
“A really special songwriter” – Lachie Macara, Triple J
“Sam Carmody is a real literary talent, with an artist’s inquiring mind and a natural feel for the beauty and toughness of language” – Charlotte Wood, author of the award-winning The Natural Way of Things.
Vilar – https://soundcloud.com/vilarrrr
Vilar is a rock singer-songwriter based in Nashville, writing smooth, creative and catchy songs.
His debut self released EP “Set Me Free” was released in 2016, a highly energetic and guitar bashing-fun list of songs, ranging from contemporary blues to a slightly garage rock feel.
Influences the likes of Alabama Shakes, Benjamin Booker and Freddie King ooze through Vilar’s style.
He is still writing and recording music, his latest offering ‘See You Again’ dropped in January as a video on YouTube. Follow the links to check him out.
Thanks for spending a bit of time with us exploring the musicians of SLV, we hope you enjoyed reading about the music as much as we enjoy listening to it.
We simply cannot express our gratitude to our featured artists enough, but we can try. Thank you all so very much for being on SLV, we wish you the best and hope that being on the show has exposed you to many more happy fans.
Until next time…
Sailing La Vagabonde Music