Her sound sits somewhere in the vast space between the likes of Ben Howard and Ellie Goulding, a sound which she called nu-folk-soul.
Martyr De Mona are a progressive UK rock-metal band hailing from Stourbridge in the Midlands’ Black Country, which used to be the home of other legendary rock bands, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Judas Priest.
The band have a similar sound to White Lies and fellow Coventry band, The Enemy. Their songs’ moods vary from the energetic Dresden and 2 to Tango, to their mellow and romantic Life on Show and Let You Go.
The track, which is one of the more energetic country-blues-inspired songs on the album, has a mellow introduction and a lively aftermath and chorus.
Their tracks contain feisty guitar riffs, vigorous drum playing, shouty vocals, and fiery lyrics, reminiscent to bands such as Bullet For My Valentine, My Chemical Romance, and The Used.
Tempting Rosie are renowned for getting a party atmosphere going; trumpet waving and energetic dancing is mandatory at their gigs, and their songs are extremely catchy.
It is this distinctive lo-fi style that has given the band their unique edge, and has helped them to gain an array of dedicated fans.
Using poems by Scottish writers, the creative duo and talented songstress produce a collection of new songs in English, Gaelic and Scots.
Their music characteristically features harmonious eighties sounds and hints of keyboards, synthesizers, xylophones, superbly played drums and melodic guitar chords, on top of pleasing-to-listen-to vocals.
I recently caught up with the guys, vocalist Jonathan Coates and guitarist Michael McEntee, for an exclusive one-to-one interview.
Their mellow undertones on songs such as ‘Hearts and Minds’, and ‘We’re On Our Own’, are reminiscent to the likes of Oasis, Embrace, and Kasabian.
The ‘My Woman’ single and video release comes just a few weeks after the band released their phenomenal debut album, Blindsider.