Tag: 70s

Pearl Charles – Only For Tonight

     Delightfully retro, Pearl Charles latest collection, Magic Mirror (January 2021), is a nod back to 70′s bubbly pop music. In a time when pop can sound,  and be, so manufactured that it ends up soulless, Charles rewinds to simpler, less produced, musical times. Remember what music was like when AM radio wasn’t full of talk idiots, but pop gems?  Well, you might not be old enough to remember that, but I certainly do, and Only For Tonight (seen/heard here) samples that ethos perfectly! Magic Mirror’s other tracks available as of…

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Young Guv – Luv Always

     Young Guv has a feel like an updated late 60′s/early 70′s rock band. It’s slightly retro, but still very much accessible to the here and now. Luv Always (seen/heard here) is an example of that formula. Full of playful guitar licks with a catchy melody, Luv Always is the sort of song that will have you singing to yourself in no time. Just as the band was to embark on a tour this year, it was abruptly canceled due to the Covid 19 virus. They had the foresight to…

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The Trusted – The Innocent

     The Trusted make their first appearance on Vodka with a great indie-pop tune, The Innocent (seen/heard here), that melds present-day indie-pop with 70′s post-punk. It’s a sound that works very well for this UK four-piece! There is something exuberantly positive in the feeling that this track evokes, even as the band sings of wanting more and being, perhaps, a little too willing to believe that they can have it all: “Hanging from the edge of nothing with a pair of dangerous eyes I’m hungry for something else stuck in an endless suicide yeah…

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Kaz Simmons – For The Love of the Big L

 There have been many times where a singer has flown under the radar (at least my radar) until suddenly making a big name for themselves. I’m hopeful that this is Kaz Simmons time, with the release of the wonderful long-player, Signs (October 2013). For The Love Of Big L is from Signs and highlights the blending of so many styles, vocal jazz, 70’s pop and more. Kaz Simmons loves Brazilian rhythms, and those are here too. Late, the lead…

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