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Lese Majesty - Crown Land - Flyah Review


Something very special happened when a collective of imaginative musicians got together to complete a batch of demos. As the ramshackle posse morphed into a polished band intriguingly dubbed Lese Majesty, and finished music began to waft out into the surrounding music scene, people began to talk about this alt-rock quartet bursting with edgy hooks and provocative ideals.

An air of mystique surrounded the band as the promising EP was quietly released, but no shows were on the docket. Now, the Sydney, Australia-based four-piece band pulls back the curtains to reveal a calendar of performance dates and a new dark and dignified EP, Cold Reason For Change produced by Dead Letter Circus’s Luke Palmer.

Lese Majesty is a world-class alt-rock band with an incisive and incendiary perspective. “There is a theme running through what we do that is exemplified by the band’s name,” bassist Joel Henderson details. “And that’s self-sovereignty.  Freedom of choice, freedom to put what you want into your body, and freedom to travel unrestricted.” Adds vocalist Jodie Lee Gibson: “When we sit down at dinner, or for a few beers, that is what we talk about, it gets real—we write about our beliefs and empowerment.”

Lese Majesty is Jodie Lee Gibson, vocals, Joel Henderson, bass, Jake Tuffin, lead guitar, and Ben Moore, rhythm guitar. The quartet has garnered favorable comparisons to rousing alt-rock artists such as The 1975, Paramore, Nothing But Thieves, and artful tunesmiths such as Letlive, The War On Drugs, and Dead Letter Circus. Lese Majesty balances pop-rock hooks against dramatic loud and soft dynamics, atmospheric passages, and emotive female vocals that encompass scrubbed raw urgency, sassy contempt, and pure soaring melodicism.  Prior to the Cold Reason For Change EP, Lese Majesty released a self-produced EP in November 2015.

Members of the Lese Majesty previously lived together in a 10-person share-house where they wrote their foundational demos. They also creatively circled each other for a decade. Previously Lese Majesty members played in different musical configurations. The four musicians found themselves drawn to each other in this incarnation by a shared love of songcraft and heartfelt, and often controversial, beliefs.

The group’s moniker is derived from the French term “lèse-majesté” which translates to mean committing an offense against a ruling power.  The name holds many shades of appeal for the band. It conjures femininity, grandeur, and it exudes a flippant cool in tune with the band’s impassioned streak of irreverence.

The four-song EP Crown Land is a profound leap in growth for the band in terms of songwriting, sweeping sonics, and nuanced band interplay. The title track is burly alt-rock with textured edges and skyward hooks.  “Seeking Escape” vacillates between pent-up emotionality and climatic refrains. This feeling of tension and release in the music is perfectly in line with the lyric narrative which compassionately examines the addict’s need for release to escape his or her reality. “Seeking Escape” is neither a pro drug song nor a nihilistic anthem—it’s simply a fresh perspective on an epidemic. The EP closes with the stirring modern rock track “Monster,” a sage and sensitive look at parental sacrifices from a grown child’s vantage point.

Members of Lese Majesty have been fans of producer Luke Palmer’s band Dead Letter Circus for years. The two parties connected serendipitously online. Turns out Palmer was also of fan of the upstart band and volunteered his production services to Lese Majesty, enabling the group to achieve a more mature, multi-faceted, and emotionally rich aesthetic.

Up next, Lese Majesty will be sharing their high-energy and passionate rock show with audiences locally before jumping into international touring, In conclusion, vocalist Jodie Lee Gibson says: “It’s been so rewarding seeing this music and this band come to life. I never thought I would be a part of something so special, and we are bursting at the seams to share this music with everyone.”




Charissa - I got my girls - Flyah Review


Charissa (pronounced KA-RISS-A) is a talented, up and coming 20 year old country artist from Burlington Ontario.  She is presently storming the trenches of the country music scene with her powerful dynamic voice and her coveted soulful vocal brand - garnering airplay on a myriad of terrestrial country radio stations .  Most recently her debut single I Got My Girls (W. Daniels/C. Pavlou - SOCAN) was picked up by CBC Country 171 on SiriusXM Canada where it remains in rotation.  
Charissa' distinctive voice has captured the attention of Canadian Country Music fans as well as her loyal local supporters who come out to watch this hard working emerging artist play at a variety of local venues.  
Charissa's journey as an artist began when she was 12 years old and catapulted from coffee house chanteuse to centre stage winning the Rising Star Competition at the Canadian National Exhibition.  As a 12 year old she won, her age group 6-12 and went on to qualify for the Top 18 trumping 13-21 year olds and also the adult contestants.  She won in the finals.  “When I heard the judges announce my name, I just cried, I couldn’t believe it,” said Charissa, a Grade 8 student at Florence Meares School. “It was the best experience of the year for me.”  Charissa put her $4,000 in winnings as the grand champion to good use and went shopping for a new guitar.
In addition to being an accomplished vocalist Charissa is a prolific songwriter.  She is actively recording her first solo project in Toronto with Brian Gagnon (early Shania Twain) - the producer of her debut single.  Charissa recently performed one of her new songs "Feel Good" live on the morning show with Craig Fox on Country 107.3 in Tillsonburg, Ontario.  It's a really catchy and upbeat Country/Pop tune co-written with Carrie DeMaeyer a prominent published songwriter from Milton, Ontario and it is sure to capture the attention of fans of "I Got My Girls"


Shane Martin - Got Swagger - Flyah Review


Minnesota based artist Shane Martin is quickly becoming one of the premier artists in the Midwest with a with a distinctive voice and a unique blend of country rock routinely performing over 175 shows per year. The singer songwriter has self released three full length albums and two EP’s to date performing with his full ensemble and as a solo “One Man Band”.

Shane Martin’s vibe is perfectly described by his longtime producer, Emmy Award wining engineer/producer Kenny Royster: “Shane is a great singer/songwriter on the teetering edge of country, pop and rock where it’s just dangerous enough to be fun!” Martin was a top 5 finalist in the 2012 Texaco Country Showdown and competed for the National Title, “Best New Act in Country Music” at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN hosted by LeAnn Rimes.


At a concert


Thursday

New visual from the Hip Hop duo Rellz Tha Postman and Christobal The Vision



Rellz Tha Postman and Christobal The Vision of 3rd Eye Commitee  have released a new visual for their hit song ''Running Back To You''.  The song has production from Tone Jones and was recorded in the Flyah Entertainment studios.  This song is about being addicted to a love partner even though they can be bad for you.  Sometimes the flesh can step in between you and the right decision forcing you to make horrible mistakes.  The soulful beat along with the witty word play makes this track a must hear. 


3rd Eye Commitee are scheduled to release their full EP this winter on sites such as Soundcloud and Bandcamp.com. 

The trio have also been working on solo projects which includes Rellz Tha Postman's new Project ''Chinese Baby'' which was released on his site Audio Contra Yesterday.

You can listen and download this tape here


ALSO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DOWNLOAD ''RUNNING BACK TO YOU''  IT IS AVAILABLE AT https://audiocontra.bandcamp.com/track/running-back-2-you
 

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