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NEW MUSIC EAR'S PERSONAL PLAYLISTS - "PRINCE" PART 2

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A NEW FEATURE ON NEW MUSIC EAR.  THE PLAYLISTS ON MY IPOD FEATURE LOTS OF VARIOUS ARTISTS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE MY PLAYLISTS WITH YOU.  HOPE YOU SEE SOME OF YOUR FAVOURITES!
PRINCE

PLAYLIST PART 2

After the experimental surprise of "Around The World In A Day" came another, a stripped back album with lots of orchestration to accompany the film, "Under The Cherry Moon".  1986's "Parade" was quirky, strange and at times brilliant and unique.  I picked out 5 stand out tracks for my playlist, the well known and copied bare bones "Kiss" single and the laid back "Anotherloverholenyohead" are here.  The other two lesser known singles, the eclectic "Girls And Boys" and powerful and funky "Mountains" have made the list too.  The only other non-single I include is the simply magical ballad "Sometimes It Snows In April", ironically poignant now as it was the month Prince died in 2016.


1987 brought one of the…

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - ROCK BAND "CHASING DRAGONS"

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Rock band Chasing Dragons are a female fronted quartet form Leeds in England.  The group comprise of Tan, Adam, Murf and Kate.  The style of music they play are undeniably heavy Rock, but with the melodies and superb combinations of the likes of Europe, Heart, Bon Jovi and Whitesnake.  Add the punky angst power of Guns 'N Roses and you get the idea!


In 2014 the band released their second E.P. "Checkmate" following 2012's debut "Take Flight For A Firefight".  I first heard Chasing Dragons on the track "Broken Jaws" and originally thought it was Evanescence.  On checking the song on YouTube there was this striking looking female vocalist (Tank) angrily stomping the stage.  Add this to a backdrop of heavy metal riffs and with the unique Rock imagery and the energy of the performance I was hooked.


"Checkmate" contained "Throw Down Your King" which has elements of Iron Maiden then slows down to a Heart vocal performance tha…

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - INDIE POP FOLK ARTIST "DODIE"

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Dorothy Miranda Clark aka Dodie started out as a YouTuber with her own channel playing piano and ukulele cover songs.  The channel is called "DoddieOddie" and has thousands of followers and subscribers.  I first heard about Dodie when watching "The Sara Cox Show" on ITV on a weekend morning, I loved this girl's voice, so soothing, gentle-like but such a pure vocal and effortless.


When I looked up more on this lady for this blog I found she had already released 3 E.P.'s including the most recent, "Human".  Born in Enfield but now residing in Epping, Essex in the UK, Dodie plays a variety of instruments, is considering writing a book and is currently writing material for her debut album.

With a YouTube fanbase already in place and her incredible talent this lady is sure to go far and still in her early 20s.  For the full impact of the emotion of this unique voice I recommend listening through headphones.  I have not heard a voice singing like this s…

NEW MUSIC PROFILE - ROCK BAND "FIRE TIGER"

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Los Angeles rock band Fire Tiger fronted by big voiced Tiffany Alkouri bring back the 80s Glam/Classic Rock.  Reminding me initially of Heart, with a little Starship (80s version) the songs evoke  memories of that glorious decade, the guitar solos and the anthemic power ballads that we associate with that time.


I first heard the band through the foot stomping title track from their first album "Energy" released in 2014.  Scouring YouTube for new bands this video caught my eyes and ears.  I was transported back to the 80s as I searched for more songs such as the gorgeous ballad "He Has Changed".  The "Energy" video was a taster for the album and got thousands of likes and positive comments.  The album contains brilliant tracks that also incorporate some late 70s style arrangements which only adds to the enjoyment.


The band have since released a second album, "Suddenly Heavenly" which contains the fabulous Heart/Berlin style Pop Rock title …