Victory Kicks – The Young Flood and More!
A long time ago, in an inbox overstuffed, I was contacted by Victory Kicks. Originally, I was asked to review two tracks which were released back in February. While I enjoyed Smoke and Last Night, it merely served as an enticement to listen to more of their excellent alternative music.
First let us hear what the band says about themselves:
Victory Kicks are an alternative rock band from the Isle of Wight and now based in London. Formed originally as a home recording project by singer/songwriter John Sibley, the band continues to produce and release all its records independently on its own label, Unmanned Aerial Vinyl.
This band has been around for a while and, hopefully, they stay around even longer. Originally a solo project, their Facebook bio states they are now a quartet. A really, really good quartet. Once I listened to the two tracks they requested me to review, I was simply thirsty for more and spent hours doubling back and listening to everything they have released. I don’t often binge listen to a band but this talent is a worthy exception. It was time well spent and I am certain I will be looking for more from them in the future. They now have 7 releases. They also offer their entire discography at 50% off at bandcamp.
Louise Aubrie Late44
This artist splits her time between London and New York. Louise Aubrie pumps out powerful pop with a healthy dose of rock and punk. Her latest release, Late 44 is an excellent ten-track release. Every song entertains from start to finish. Produced at Abbey Road Studio, the producers and the musicians totally clicked to create an amazing sounding work… Superbly done! I honestly can find nothing bad to say about this release. I love it!
The music is packed with powerful guitar and vocals. While all the musicians performed awesome on this album, moving perfectly as one, I was drawn to the guitar work and vocals. They are superb. Check out how well she uses her dynamic and powerful voice, like an extra instrument at times, on Next to Nothing. The punkish guitar riffs on Winter Dolour. The nice crunchy guitar on Tearjerker. Seriously folks, every track on this release is a treat.
Sharks – Hot Punk Rock from the UK
The date was July 20, 2011 and the temperature would have likely been cooler on the bright side of Mercury. The only thing hotter than the weather was the music and energy at Vans Warped Tour. We wish to warn you now… you shall hear some material considered NSFW which is short for Not Safe For Work.
Two unidentified men were arrested today in Devon, England. The men are reported to be involved in a murder plot with the target being the British singer Joss Stone. A post over at MTV News. The article states that the men were arrested on Monday and quote:
Once arrested, they were reportedly found in possession of swords, forensic-style overalls, plans of Stone’s house and a body bag. Police added that the singer is aware of the arrests, although it is not known if she was home at the time they were made.
The men, age 30 and 33, have been charged with suspicion to commit murder and robbery. Joss Stone is reportedly one of the wealthiest young stars in Britan. Although the article does not indicate it in any way, it seems likely that robbery may well be a motive for the evil plot.
The article also states that it was neighbors who assisted the police in the investigation and that, at present, there have been no burglaries or injuries. The police are currently doing reassurance patrols and keeping the 24 year old pop star informed of the situation.
- Two Men Arrested For Plot To Rob And Murder Joss Stone (perezhilton.com)
- Joss Stone Target Of An Alleged Murder Plot (rightcelebrity.com)
- 2 Men Arrested In Plot To Murder Singer Joss Stone! (thehiphopconsultant.com)