Posts Tagged ‘UK’
UK singer/songwriter James Blake’s 2013 album Overgrown was one of the year’s most well-reviewed releases, with songs like “Life Round Here” and “Retrograde” showcasing his expert lyricism, production, and singing skills. He recently received one of the highest honors in the British music scene, by taking home the 2013 Mercury Prize award for his stunning album.
Formed in 2007, UK band The Brute Chorus combines a heady mix of garage rock, blues and folk music with. Their lyrics are a scattering of mythological stories, nursery rhymes and fairy tales. Their unique sound makes them a tough act to pin down to a single genre, but it (along with their raucous live show) has been gaining them a devoted legion of fans.
British jack-of-all-trades musician and generally hilarious dude Cosmo Jarvis has been making waves on the internet with his new song “Gay Pirates,” which manages to be funny, poignant, culturally relevant and catchy all at the same time. The video, which is like a mini theater production, is pretty great too!