‘Solarium’ is the last song in ‘Maiden Voyage’, the intense new album from Amalia Bloom.
You can watch the new video here: https://youtu.be/WgWORrkBktA
It is the final part of the journey, when the protagonist wakes up in a solarium, realising that all he witnessed, felt, heard, seen was nothing but is fantasy that becomes reality. In this song, the protagonist experiences a moment of epiphany and he understands that all the negative experiences we make can turn into something positive. He spends his time drawing his fantastic world in his head, realising he is lost in his own conscience and that he can not escape so he decides that this is not the time to think about his sorrow, as he want to experience the most he can in life.
This song is a metaphor to the voyage we make in life, from the moment we are born (from reverie I just woke up again) until the moment we die (once it will be time to shake death’s hand, help me reunite to my Motherland and when she’ll tuck me in I’ll be for aye asleep).
The video was created and directed by both Amalia Bloom and Hélio Gomes, while the song was produced by Yari Ricco at Eyeless Recordings in Vicenza IT.
Amalia Bloom on apple music https://music.apple.com/it/album/solarium/1459805961
Amalia Bloom on spotify https://open.spotify.com/track/2vWF4jwfeypAKAWHTzckPr?si=R6OvYcfVSBGzaJKG9WxIuQ
Amalia Bloom on bandcamp https://letamaliabloom.bandcamp.com
CD and vinyl available from http://engineerrecords.com and other partner labels.
Jack & Sally and The Stayawakes to play the Prevail Skatehouse BMX party and Afterlab Jam on Saturday 29th February down in Poole on the Dorset Coast.
As well a skating, BMXing and music there will be food stalls and a stand with Engineer Records CDs and Earth Island books on it. Get along.
Just back from a three show long weekend in their homeland of Italy, two of these gigs with Gender Roles from the UK, the ever busy emo-rock guys of Low Standards High Fives now have a cover song featured on a new tribute album to Daniel Johnston. They have contributed a great version of ‘Walking the cow’ and their track appears alongside others from ‘Seward, Alaska’, ‘Adventures in Lo-fi’, ‘Promises worth repeating’ and ‘From Turin to Austin’ as well as other great indie rock bands. You can, and should, check it out here: https://sentireascoltare.com/album/from-turin-to-austin-a-tribute-to-the-late-great-daniel-johnston/?fbclid=IwAR0sP3_8SJ9JtJE37yPAaRkLv87igLFR_Vp5dVWgZKR5J5hqDX-foKrl8kU
Pop-punkers and label new boys The Stayawakes will be rocking Portsmouth with a gig at the Loft on 19th February with Burnt Tapes, Harker and Misgivings. It should be a banger!
This is in advance of their new album on Engineer Records and their catchy as hell track ‘Oh, telephone’ on the new Lamp Light 3 compilation.
‘Coffee in my veins’ is the first single taken from the new 2020 CD release by Tonota 80 entitled ‘Everybody’s Famous’ which is available as a CD and digital download at www.tonota80.bandcamp.com and through http://engineerrecords.com
The lyrics are about the aging process, health and loneliness whilst still trying to stay positive and being there for those worse off than yourself. You can check out the new video here: https://youtu.be/Qh2wCFgSGBg and you can order the new CD direct from the band or the label now.
We spoke with then band about the new song and they told us:
DAVE. This reminds me of 70s rock/hard rock. The keyboards just before the second verse sounds like something one of those hairy bands would do. Lovely backing vocals from Rick in the chorus and another of my favourite vocal performances from John.
RICK. Coffee In My Veins has it all! This was the trickiest to play for me. Graham at Cyclone mastering thought it sounded like Rush!
JOHN. This song is the most honest song I’ve ever written. It’s all about me! It would be better to explain the lyrics to this song over a beer. I really enjoyed singing this. It rocks like mad and we’re very tight.
The tour vlog of Sleave’s adventure to India starts today on their faceache page. You can keep an eye on their hi-jinks here: https://www.facebook.com/sleaveofficial/