13th Nov, 2019

MUSIC MATTERS: The Session deliver special LP

The Session

In another universe, The Session would be on a par with the likes of Coldplay and Radiohead.

They consistently release out-of-this-world material, that never disappoints and always delivers in every department, be it vocals, instrumentation, lyrics an production.

Sadly in the real world, many have yet to be brought under the spell of this classic band. So imagine my excitement when a new song by The Session arrived.

There is no doubt that it would be a bit special and truth is, it’s yet another example of their brilliance.

The new song ‘Blind’ is more spine-tingling music. Those powerful vocals are treated to a production job that the likes of George Martin would have been happy with.

It builds and it builds and by the end you just have to give it just one more play. The song features eleven instruments even a mellotron, it was recorded at 14 Records in Leamington Spa and the cover is a Braille design to fit the song title.

Interestingly ‘Blind’ got its first play at Good Friday’s Coventry City’s match with Bradford City , during half time. Maybe the lyrics will have an effect on those who are ‘blind’ to the fate of our beloved Sky Blues?

The song is available via iTunes, Deezer and Spotify on May 1.

CVFolk Presents

CVFolks have as always been proactive in promoting folk music in all its styles to the area.

Future Sunday afternoon dates at the Albany Theatre are: May 12 – Wes Finch and Friends, featuring songs from the across-the-board repertoire of Coventry’s acclaimed singer-songwriter, including material from his Rude Mechanicals set.

On June 9, Coventry’s answer to Fishermen’s Friends – The Hawkesbury Trawlermen – will be raising the roof with songs and shanties, assisted by vocal trio Thrup’nny Bits and ace veteran singer John Morris.

They also have a big presence at this year’s Motofest on Saturday and Sunday, June 1 and 2. This year, you’ll find them on the Broadgate stage in the centre of Coventry and acts lined-up so far include Mick Bisiker & Nigel Ward, Kristy Gallacher, The Harvesters, Thrup’nny Bits, Nunc, Dave Fry, plus the return of our outdoor ceilidh when caller Jen Morgan invites you to put aside the shopping bags, take your partners and dance to the lively music of her ceilidh scratch band!

Watch out for news of further acts and dance sides at Motofest – it will be a fabulous weekend! For more information go to website www.cvfolk.com

The Institutes

Look out for The Institutes new single ‘Lonely Nights’ available tomorrow (April 26).

It all looks great for this Coventry unit, some melodic sounds being made, melodic yes, but they still rock.

It’s a clever combination, and nice work if you can get it, and this band definitely do get it.

They play ‘Rewired Indie’ at Alberts in Nottingham on May 4, supporting The Bagatelles.

Blvff

Well done Blvff who have been announced as a winners of the Marshall Amplification Rock Sound Discovery Competition. They will be taking to the stage and playing live at the MK Stadium, on June 1, alongside THE HUNNA.

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