Sound Sunday is a weekly feature promoting free album downloads. Every edition invites you to explore different genres and artists from around the world. This edition is colorful as a summer meadow.
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Knox Hamilton – The Sirocco EP
Genre: indie, rock, neo-soul
From their Facebook page: “Fueled by the similar staples within their collective musical taste, the members of Knox Hamilton blend laid back guitar riffs and catchy bass lines with rhythmic drum beats and soaring vocals to produce a sound that’s as likely to make you want to visit the beach as it is to move your feet.”
The Sirocco EP is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Likely Lads – Melrose Yard Demos
Genre: alternative, indie, new rock
From their Homepage: “We are a band called Likely Lads. We’re from York and we write guitar music. We write honest songs based on what we see around us, and we have big plans for the near future. Have a listen to our songs, if you want to hear music written and played with passion then we think you’ll like them.”
Melrose Yard Demos is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
The Heavy Eyes – Heavy Eyes
Genre: psychedelic, blues, rock, hard rock, rock’n'roll, stoner blues, stoner rock
From their Facebook page: “Psychedelic blues rock from the delta that sounds similar to a skeleton driving a speed boat on a flaming Mississippi River headed back to 1969.”
Heavy Eyes is a free download from Bandcamp.
Taking the Chance – Get Up and Go
Genre: alternative, pop, rock
From their Facebook page: “Taking the Chance is a pop-rock/alternative band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Formed in December 2010, the band has made a strong impression on audiences across the tri-state area. The bands hard hitting sound consists of a rock based rhythm and lead section with a pop influence that keeps their listeners interested and wanting more. With their fan base increasing at every show they play, the band is devoted to making a name for themselves in the music scene.”
Get Up and Go is a free download from Bandcamp.
Miss Vincent – Selftitled
Genre: alternative, pop, punk, rock
From their Bandcamp profile: “Miss Vincent are a punk rock band formed in Farnham at the end of 2011. Fusing strong melodies with hard hitting guitars and soaring harmonies, they hope to bring something new to the UK in 2012.”
Miss Vincent is a free download from.
Grand Hotel Paradox – Rust
Genre: experimental, independent, punk, post-punk
Also described as Igor Stravinsky’s punk band, the post-punk formation Grand Hotel Paradox from Dubai, UAE has recently released their first physical album. Rust was recorded at the home studio of singer and guitarist Chris Ryan. If you call Southeast Asia your home, watch out for the band later this month, as they may be touring a venue near you.
Rust is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
Kill Your TV Kansas – Best of Kansas City Music Vol. 1
Genre: experimental, pop, compilation
From the album page: “Kill Your TV Kansas is a non-profit project to support ART. All of these bands [on this compilation] work tirelessly & most of them without pay to bring you the finest music that KC has to offer. Seek them out, make a homemade t-shirt & tell all your friends-this is my new favorite band.”
Best of Kansas City Music Vol. 1 is a free download from Bandcamp.
Juliette – The Take Over Volume 1
Genre: neo-soul, nu-jazz, soul-jazz, rhythm’n'blues
From her Facebook page: “In 2010 Mr Godfrey Fletcher of Neo2Soul Promotions introduced Juliette to a project developed by multi-platinum producer Herb Middleton called the “The U Turn Project”. Juliette’s talent drew the interest of Herb Middleton, CEO of NuVybe Records who signed her to the US label. “Key’s of Love” featuring Juliette is slotted for a 2011 release on NuVybe Records along with a feature on “The U Turn Project””
The Take Over Volume 1 is a free download from Bandcamp.
Evan Awake – Minowa
Genre: electronic, funk, hip hop, rap
From his Facebook page: “When a young creative boy is REALLY bored and looking for ways to express himself he whether starts to draw or experiments with some audio files through a video editing programm on his computer haha. The result was my first mashup. Now I see that the musical influences were the most serious for me back then.
Music is something very personal for the artist who creates it, even if he samples it. I love to share it with my friends and the people around the world but there is no need for me to becomes famous or whatever.”
Minowa is a free download from MediaFire (direct download URL!).
Le Galaxie – Laserdisc Nights 2
Genre: electronic, dance
From their Facebook page: “Le Galaxie’s joyous, ceiling-melting live shows paved the blazing neon trail to the critically acclaimed debut album, 2011′s Laserdisc Nights 2, voted Entertainment.ie’s # 1 Irish album of the year. Meshing pounding techno rhythms, shimmering cyber-synths and cascading dream-streams of sonic guitar-wizardry, the 4-piece have stamped their ‘grid vs. guitars’ live dance frenzy on Ireland, UK, France, Sweden and Germany.”
Laserdisc Nights 2 is a free download from Bandcamp..
– Break The Chains
Genre: metal, thrash metal, death metal
From their Facebook page: “The Exiled are a Swansea-based metal band. Originally formed in 2008, the band has been in it’s current form since 2011 with the addition of James Andews on vocals and Matt Angelow on bass. Their music is a mix of thrash metal and melodic death metal taking influence from a variety of American and Scandinavian metal scenes.”
Break The Chains is a name your price download from Bandcamp.
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