20th Sep, 2018

MUSIC MATTERS: Exciting new releases from Coventry

The Loaded

Coventry alternative band The Loaded release their new single ‘Scattered Lines’ as support to mental health charity Mind.

Some songs are great because of their sound, some because of what they are saying. This one fits firmly in both categories. A superb song that has a powerful lyric about mental health.

As someone who struggles with mental health issues myself, it’s refreshing that this subject is not only talked about but sung about too. It’s available here at iTunes :- http://itunes.apple.com/album/id13871… it needs your support.

Skatta & Y-ETizm

This September sees the release of Skatta & Y-ETizm’s first collaboration EP ‘Flavourz’, exclusively with Ditto Music.

As Skatta says: “There is a teaser from our new EP out now on Vevo called ‘Choppers Teaser’. It’s a one video teaser from their series of MPC finger drumming grime beats and extraordinary lyrics with fast pace flows.”

Skatta is the current Artist of The Month at the Coventry Music Museum, and I got the chance of seeing some of this material performed live.

Things are looking good for this very original and outstanding duo with their first live show in France this August.

This duo has a real passion for UK Grime. They met at BBC Amplify Excel London. Frequent studio sessions combining both their raw new material resulted in their forthcoming EP in just six months.

CVFolk

CVfolk has been set up in to give the folk genre in all its amazing many forms a real presence in the mainstream of the popular music.

Folk, so often sidlined in the local press of late, now has a collective voice that cannot be ignored. They recently staged a consultation event at The Albany Theatre, with Peter Willo, Rob Hannigan and Pauline Black all in attendance.

Pete Willo said of the event, “Thanks to all came. I am as convinced as ever that CVFolk is going to meet (already meeting) a real need and I am also very encouraged about the positive response and support we are getting.

“The project is very exciting but also sometimes feels like we’re holding a tiger by the tail.

“We need to keep up the energy, strength and enthusiasm to turn aspirations into reality and to set up the kind of support infrastructure that the Cov and Warks folk scene needs if it is to flourish in the future.”

If you believe folk music is an important part of Coventry’s music future then head over to www.cvfolk.com to get involved.

Autopilot

Autopilot say ‘Can You Feel The Love’ in their debut single available to stream and download on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify!

The band that includes former Enemy bass man Andy Hopkins played an amazing set at last year’s Godiva, showcasing some exciting material.

The new track is catchy as can be and musically as polished as you would expect. Check it out at iTunes & Spotify.

The band will be supporting We Are Scientists at Coventry Empire, Sunday July 29 2018,Tickets £16.50adv.Doors 7pm – 11pm.

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