The enigmatic duo Men Among Boys return with a third track from their forthcoming In Reverse EP. The Edge features their soft choir-like vocals over a piercing beat. What makes the duo unique is their ability to have their falsettos work in tandem with sounds that should contrast, but instead complement. Having already showcased previous […]Read more "New Music: Men Among Boys – The Edge"
Good music is what you come to expect from LA native, King avriel. Since appearing on the scene, the songstress has been going from strength to strength with each release. King avriel’s latest release 180 certainly doesn’t buck the trend. The beat is everything you’d expect from an R&B track, thumping bass. As with her […]Read more "New Music – King avriel – 180"
Ahead of the release of her first project Thesis and with the help of NOISEY VICE, King avriel showcases the visuals for the single Caricatures. In black and white, the video features King avriel herself in striking poses whilst singing into the camera. It’s alluring as much as it is enthralling. The visuals end with a striking image […]Read more "New Music Video: King avriel – Caricatures"
“John Legend mixed with a little Frank Ocean.” That’s how my friend described Kyan, a young alternative R&B singer from Cambridge, UK. If I was asked to describe Kyan’s sound I would say soulful electric. On songs like Zoo you can hear the more traditional soul come through, whilst on Rosetta and its remix there […]Read more "Music You Need To Listen To – Kyan"
The enigmatic duo Men Among Boys return with their latest track PurpleBlack. They deliver their trademark sound which is already evident after two tracks – layered and high vocals over a beat that gradually builds. Much like Presence of Man, the individual layers all play an important role in the overall sound of the track. As with any new artist, […]Read more "Music You Need To Listen To: Men Among Boys – PurpleBlack"
Whenever a new artist arrives on the scene, they are met with comparisons to other up and coming/established artists in order to entice you to listen to their music. As great as that can be, I feel that as a newcomer, your message can lost somewhere in all of those comparisons. King avriel treats us to a new […]Read more "Music You Need To Listen To: King avriel – Judgment Day // Valley Idols"
I must have been a mere ten year-old lad when I first heard Craig David’s Rewind and from the first listen I knew that he was a talented artist. It was Christmas of 1999 and the world was going crazy about the Millennium and the pending bug that was going to affect every computer. Meanwhile, […]Read more "Why We Don’t Deserve Someone Like Craig David Again"
After interviewing King avriel a while back, I’m proud to have the opportunity to showcase another new talent on the music scene, Men Among Boys. The artists, who have remained anonymous, unveil their latest track Presence of Man, which I can only describe as a majestic call to arms. The slow build throughout the track up […]Read more "Music You Need To Listen To: Presence of Man by Men Among Boys"
There are few artists that immediately grasp your attention from one song and with an extremely limited catalogue of material. LA-based songstress, King avriel is one of those artists that is able to do so. Avriel Epps, her real name, only has a handful of songs but none more relevant and potent as Paranormal Paradigm. […]Read more "Why King avriel Is Important To Music"
Hip Hop, no matter what the situation, seems to be blamed for a lot of society’s ills. A kid accidentally shoots his younger sibling, exposure to Hip Hop. A man is disrespectful towards women, blame Hip Hop. A bird accidentally shits on a politician’s head, it was Hip Hop’s fault. I put this question to […]Read more "Why Hip Hop Is Never To Blame"