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More Music from the Inbox, 22 May 2013: Reva, Freedom of the City, DJ Fumo and More

By Larry Lootsteen

Artist: Reva, “Flying”

Album: Modern Times

The boys of Liverpool are getting the word out.  Nothing wrong with that!  Bringing that 90’s UK influence into today.

Sounds like:  Oasis. Duh.



Artist: Freedom of the City , “Friday”

Album: N/A

Another Manchester band with an interesting sound and great potential.

Sounds like:  Ready for the weekend




Artist: DJ Fumo, “Barre di Plutonio Anthem”

Album: N/A

Recorded for Italian Hip Hop blog “Barre di Plutonio” over Dilated Peoples’ “Back Again”.  My recent foray into EDM brought me some new interest in DJ culture.  This guy is interesting.  Born in Italy, grew up in Japan and now in Florida!

Sounds like:  New school old school



Artist: The Hummingbirds, “Out of the Rain”

Album: N/A

This Liverpool gang have a big following and you can hear why…

Sounds like:  A beautiful 60’s rockabilly revival!



Artist: The Maddigans, “Miles Ahead”

Album: Love Versus Passion

This Edmonton, Alberta based band really brings it!

Sounds like:  Speeding down a back road doing 90



Artist: of Verona, “Dark In My Imagination”

Album: The White Apple

A remarkable and interesting set of sounds here.  Worthy of a few minutes of your time to check out!

Sounds like:  A little Gary Numan, a hint of Trent Reznor and a haunting voice


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