Monday Music Mix: 16-1-17

Monday Music Mix: 16-1-17

I t seems like ages since I was last on the radio because of the Christmas & New Year break and it was great to be back on the air.

I’m really looking forward to the new Elbow album due on February 13th and, if the tracks they’ve released so far are pointers to the rest of the album, its going to be a belter.

We also heard tracks from iamthemorning, one of my new favourite “new prog” bands from Russia. Don’t let the prog label put you off….their music is simply spellbindingly good.

I’m on the radio every Monday from 20:00 – 22:00 UK time and am always happy to get your feedback on the music I play each week – please leave a comment.

Tonight’s Playlist

Love this track from Elbow’s new album, due on 13th February.

Album of the Week: Killer Eyes by Keeton Coffman

Album of the Week: Killer Eyes by Keeton Coffman

“From the moment Keeton Coffman took the stage, it was painfully obvious that this guy belongs in front of a crowd at all times” (Houston Press).

Heartland Rock and Roll perhaps best describes Coffman’s wide ranging style on his first full length album, Killer Eyes.

From the heel-stomping corner pub song “What We’re Reaching For” and the dancehall flavor of “Ellie” and “Killer Eyes” to the Gospel infused “The Mountain“, Keeton’s style of music evokes the small town Texas sound he grew up with, matched with the knuckle and grit of his true Rock and Roll soul.

Track Listing

  1. The Mountain
  2. Ellie
  3. The Race
  4. What We’re Reaching For
  5. Heatbreaker
  6. Killer Eyes
  7. Promise
  8. The Tribe
  9. Heart In Pocket
  10. Let Her Go
  11. The Memory

Verdict: 4 Stars (4 / 5)

Buy on Bandcamp

Blurb from Noisetrade

The 11 track full length’s breadth is furthered by the stillness and melodic perfection found in folk based “The Race”, “Promise” and “The Memory” – tunes that quickly show us Coffman’s love for the great sonic storytellers (Springsteen, Petty, Fleetwood Mac) and his life-long quest to follow in their footsteps.

 

 

A seasoned performer, comfortable in his own skin and with the invisible scars of a blue collar songwriter, Coffman lives and breathes his music.

 

 

Songwriting is and has always been his outlet and it serves him well. “As a songwriter, the greatest blessing is that people find themselves in your songs.

 

 

That’s what this record is about.”