Tune In Tuesday (138)

Tune In Tuesday

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! This feature was originally created by Ginger over at GReads! but you can now find it here at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands. If you would like to participate in this weekly feature, make a blog post showcasing a song (or a few!) and link up at the bottom of this post by clicking the cute blue guy! While you’re here make sure to check out all the other awesome blogs that have decided to participate!

I there everyone and welcome to yet another Tune In Tuesday! I hope the New Year is treating you all fantastically so far. How has the weather been for everyone? For those of you hit with the crazy, cold weather, are you staying safe and warm? The weather here is firmly in the negatives but the snow has stopped so I guess us Michiganders can consider it somewhat of a win.

I first listened to today’s artist about a month ago. It was one of those things on Spotify where they tell me that because I like one artist, I should check out this other one. On a brief sidenote: I have found some of my favorite artists today by following Spotify’s advice. Seriously, there is so much awesome music yet to be discovered on there. Anyways, getting back on track. After they suggested this artist, I made up a playlist for his music and before long I was totally and completely immersed. I found myself starring every single one of his songs. I would listen to one song, declare it my favorite and then I would listen to the next one and declare that one my favorite. He has one of those rare voices that is so hard to explain but you find yourself enraptured with you nonetheless. On top of that, his lyrics are flat-out beautiful. Each one tells a story or message that really truly sticks with me.With all of this being said, you can imagine how hard of a time I had narrowing down today’s song picks. Since it was so tough for me, I decided to just include the whole playlist! I know this is cheating but trust me, once you have a listen, you will understand what I mean. Without further ado,

Luke Sital-Singh

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Tune In Tuesday (104)

Tune In Tuesday

Tune In Tuesday is a weekly feature in which bloggers get to showcase another one of their loves, music! This feature was originally created by Ginger over at GReads! but you can now find it here at Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands. If you would like to participate in this weekly feature, make a blog post showcasing a song (or a few!) and link up at the bottom of this post by clicking the cute blue guy! While you’re here make sure to check out all the other awesome blogs that have decided to participate!

Hey there fellow Tune In Tuesday-ers! I hope your week has been off to an incredible start so far!

For today’s Tune In Tuesday post I decided to go with a band I recently learned about. I can’t remember if I saw them on one of your guys’ Tune In Tuesday posts or if they randomly popped up on my Spotify. Regardless, I am SOOO happy I know who they are now! Over the past two months, Arkells has been filling my ears with musical awesomeness. Their music can be very fun and upbeat but then some of their songs have this super awesome rock tone to it. Basically their music makes me smile and that’s all that matters. While I like pretty much EVERY song by these guys, I have tried to narrow it down to just a few of my very favorites. I hope you all enjoy!

Deadlines by Arkells

I like this song because it has that more “rocker” sound I was talking about it!

Michigan Left by Arkells

I live in Michigan so I feel it is only natural that I like this song. Also, I know I featured this song not too long ago but I just love it THAT much!

Book Club by Arkells

I think that the fact that this song is entitled Book Club is a good enough reason for it to be my favorite. Also, I really like the original version of this song (i.e. I think you should check it out) but I can’t help myself to a good acoustic one!

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New Music Monday (1)

New Music Monday

‘New Music Monday’ is a new feature here on Kate’s Tales of Books and Bands. This feature was thought up partly because of the awesome people at I Am Mighty Records. They keep me updated on new artists that they have signed and I figured they needed a whole feature dedicated to these up and coming artists! This isn’t going to be a weekly feature, it’s more of a post as the music comes along type of thing but I hope you enjoy it regardless!

For today’s artist, I have:

Alexander

Alexander

“Hailing from Newcastle, Indie Rock 4 piece ‘Alexander’ are releasing their debut album ‘Say Hello’ in early 2013 on I Am Mighty Records.

The band has been creating a buzz across the UK already. The first single ‘You Lost Youself’ taken from the record is out now, with a beautiful acoustic version of the song as a B-side.

Taking influence from the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Futures and Two Door Cinema Club, ‘Alexander’ are bringing a punchy and appealing sound to the indie UK music scene.”

Today I will be sharing with you guys, the music video for their single, ‘You Lost Yourself’! I only have this song to go off of but I am already a fan of Alexander! Their sound is so much fun! I’ve listened to the song only a handful of times now but I already catch myself humming along to it. I think what I like most about them is how different they seem to be. They are not entirely pop-ish nor are they completely rock-ish (I suppose that’s what they mean by “Alternative” but still…). They have a sweet and simple sound to them but don’t let that fool you, I can also see myself dancing around like a goon to their music. Do yourself a favor and take a moment to watch their music video below (Beware: They are all completely adorable. I may have grinned like a fool while watching it…). If you are on Spotify, also be sure to check out the Acoustic version of ‘You Lost Yourself‘! It is slowed down quite a bit giving it a sadder (but still awesome) tone!

If you guys liked what you saw, be sure to check out their links below and of course keep your eyes peeled for the release of their new album!

Alexander - You Lost Yourself

“ALEXANDER” LINKS:

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/followalexander

Twitter: https://twitter.com/wearealexander or @wearealexander

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/followalexander

BigCartel: http://alexanderstore.bigcartel.com/

Purchase ‘You Lost Yourself’: iTunes

I AM MIGHTY RECORDS LINKS:

Contact

Dave Snocken

I Am Mighty Records

www.iammightyrecords.co.uk

If you are one of the lucky ducks that happens to live in the UK (sidenote: I am forever jealous of you!), be sure to check out where Alexander is touring for the remainder of this month!

Alexander Tour Poster