Daily Archives: May 12, 2011

Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale [NEW MUSIC]

Vintage soul from a 23-year-old Londoner

Tell Me a Tale – all delicate flute flourishes and rich brass tones – is the title track of his debut EP and, though his influences are obvious, there’s something fresh about his approach to 60s soul, with a reliance on authenticity as opposed to posturing or role playing.

this instantly timeless recording, in which Kiwanuka wears his influences (Otis Redding, John Martyn, Bill Withers, et al.) on his sleeve, hasn’t even been officially released yet. There’s no question that the weathered soul in this 23-year-old’s voice is authentic and modern, though: the jazz inflections here recall Ray LaMontagne’s“You Can Bring Me Flowers.” Tell Me A Tale arrives on June 13 via Communion Records, but in the meantime, enjoy our first taste of the London singer-songwriter’s debut above.

Michael Kiwanuka from Black Cab Sessions on Vimeo.

find out more at his Facebook, Blog or Myspace

By: Shayne Byrne | Beat-Play Ambassador Ireland |@shaynewithMWL| Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

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Timberwolf (Samuel Tucker Young) “Old Soul” [MUSIC]

Photo: Mike Lloyd (yet another amazingly talented friend and co-worker)

Timberwolf lives in Los Angeles.  Timberwolf is the alias of Samuel Tucker Young an up and coming singer songwriter in the LA folk and indie rock scene.  I’ve been working with Sam for over a year now and I knew he played guitar and I knew he could sing, I just had no idea he was this good.  Hailing from the music hot bed of Nashville Tennessee I really should have dug a little deeper into Sam’s pure talent and honest (and amazing) new tune called “Old Soul”.

Seriously download the f-bomb out of this song.  It’s FREE by the way!  The good news is there is more to come.  Timberwolf has been slaving over new music  for months and has recently been sleeping in studios (bedrooms) throughout the LA area.  If you ask me this is one artist to keep your Ray Ban covered eye balls on.  It’s not often you get to hear fresh new talent before any one else.

Photo: Mike Lloyd (yet another amazingly talented friend and co-worker)

Timberwolf will be playing shows locally soon.  As far as I know no shows have been booked yet, but just wait.  If you wait to long however you’ll miss out and then he’s going to rightfully charge you a shit load of money to hear him sing.  I know I’ll be paying.

Please do yourself a favor and download “Old Soul” HERE

UPDATE:  NEW SONG!!!

My Life In A Cave – Timberwolf

Download for Free HERE.!

By: Steve Rippin | Beat-Play Ambassador Los Angeles | @stevewithMWL|Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC

Us Kids Know – “Parachute Pants” [MUSIC]

Us Kids Know are Johannesburg-based trio Colin von Berg (guitar), Chad Polley (drums, effects pedal, glockenspiel, whistle) and Cameron Lowry (bass, toys, glockenspiel, percussion). Together they make an instrumental surf rock/afrobeat hybrid.  They have been touring around South Africa recently, playing at venues in Cape Town and Johannesburg.  If you get the chance stop by and see a show I’ve heard great things about their live performance.

By: Elizabeth Stene | Beat-Play Ambassador South Africa | @LizMWL | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC