On Saturday 22nd October 2016, I was lucky enough to see Aquilo performing live at Patterns in Brighton, with support from Meadowlark. The event was brilliant and both acts were fantastic. If you haven’t seen either act live; I strongly recommend it!
Having only recently heard of Meadowlark and done an interview with the band (which you can read here), I was excited to catch their live performance!
The pair were thrilling to behold – their songs are well crafted, the production was perfection and their performance was flawless. I imagine that a long time has been spent writing, recording and rehearsing and this shows, since their performance was remarkable.
I found myself enjoying every song they played; even the ones I didn’t know and from a support act, this is rare.
I strongly recommend watching them live and listening to their music online…they’re ace!
Fantastic use of synths, pads and vocal harmonies.
Captivating songwriting and big energy from both members.
Aquilo were stunning! Their performance was captivating, full-on and brimming with high energy and placid moments, all in the right places – it was thoroughly enjoyable.
The band’s songs are such a powerful soundscape that the whole performance was like a journey, a story, it was almost a shame when the band spoke between songs. That being said, some of their anecdotes were witty and you could tell that they truly appreciated the audience being there to see them.
The pair confirmed that they have completed the work on their album and that it will be coming sometime at the beginning of next year, so keep your eyes and ears peeled for this.
The vast soundscape created by the band.
The couple of songs performed without the backing band – especially their song, ‘Sorry’ – this showed their raw talents off well and their songs were filled with power and emotion.
The beautifully intricate harmonies created by both of their voices together.
Stunning songs and brilliant songwriting shown off in a fantastic live setting.
I Don’t Want To See It
Never Seen You Get So Low
I Gave It All
You Won’t Know Where You Stand
Better Off Without You
* This song can be viewed on our YouTube, below.
Finally, I want to say an absolutely HUGE thanks to Phil from Sonic PR for organising this show and to Meadowlark and Aquilo for their epic performances!
Muzik Speaks is 1 year old this week and to celebrate this milestone, we’re giving you a themed playlist, for each day this week. The playlist will contain all of the songs we’ve featured on our blog during the past year, all themed around the corresponding day.
Today, it’s #Two4Tunesday and our playlist includes:
Chicane shared our post and we’ve been lining up some interviews for November – it’s been an amazing month and I can’t wait for November to start!
We hope you have enjoyed our song choices throughout October and you can find the Spotify and YouTube playlists below!
Please keep sharing our posts and sharing songs with us!
OUR CONTINUED AIM
We’d like to ask you, to go ahead and ‘like’ our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/muzikspeaks) and ‘follow’ us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/muzik_speaks). Then if you could please post a status or send a tweet to your followers and friends to ask them to check us out, we’d be really grateful! We want to grow this community and we honestly can’t do it without your support!
Lastly, please, please respond to our posts on Facebook or leave comments on each of our blog posts with your own tracks for each of the daily themes – we want you to share what you’re listening to because we love music as much as you, and we really enjoy finding out about new tunes. Thanks so much!
Melissa Steel had her first success with debut single, ‘Kisses For Breakfast’, back in 2014 but she has just released her follow-up track, ‘You Love Me?’, featuring Wretch 32. I think what sets Melissa Steel apart from so many others, is her slightly reggae edge and refreshing take on R&B/Pop music. She has an urban quality to her sound and her vocals are uniquely captivating.
The song is produced by none other than Darkchild and the cute sample vocals are very memorable – a strong follow-up single, I must say! Well done Ms. Steel!
Aquilo are an Indie/Electro-Pop duo from Lancashire, consisting of Tom Higham and Ben Fletcher.
The pair have released 3 EPs to date, but this song (‘Good Girl’) marks their first proper single release, hinting at an album to come!
The video for the song is like an independent film and suits the song perfectly. The chorus is entrancing with its high-pitched, rapid lyrics and the electronic elements are hypnotic – I can imagine the band doing something amazing with this, when performing it live.
I am a fan of this duo and am very excited to hear what they offer us next.