REVIEW: DYK – ‘WORLD WITHOUT FACE’ 156

Otherwise known as Do You Know, DYK formed in 2015 and have spent the last year or so tirelessly honing their craft with the result being their debut album World Without Face.

The collection addresses issues which many other bands and artists have tended to avoid, most notably the reality that lives are made worse not only by an individuals’ own actions but also those of others. It’s a reminder that we are the creators of life and our lives and we need to live them as positively as possible, not just in the here and now, but in the future too.

Vocalist The Ghost has a tone reminiscent of Velvet Revolver’s Scott Weiland which rock fans will love, while the sound the band produce as a whole has flashes of Peter Gabriel and Depeche Mode within it – DYK are most certainly a band not afraid to mix things up.

Lead single “All Criminals” is by far the strongest of the seven tracks, which some might find a little concerning, but that’s not to say the other six aren’t of good quality, because they are.

The album as a whole, though particularly tracks three and four – “Driving And Crashing” and “The Procrastinator” – exude the energy and passion on which the band thrive, and each song holds a little something to make a listener sit up and give it their attention.

Quite whether the album will earn DYK a huge following somewhat remains to be seen, but nevertheless, they’ve created an album they can be proud of and that stands testament to the eclectic style and sound they work with so well.

For more information on DYK, visit their website or give their page a like on FacebookWorld Without Face is available now on iTunes.

 

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REVIEW: EMILY FAYE – ‘HERE I AM’ EP 37

Championed by Rolling Stone last year and named one of their ‘Ten New Country Artists You Need To Know’, Emily Faye’s passion for music stretches far beyond the short time she’s been in the spotlight as a star in her own right. Having gone from writing songs in her bedroom and studying at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute, she’s now released her debut EP called Here I Am.

Opening with “Open Road”, the collection gets off to a great and upbeat start, thanks to Faye’s soft, almost innocent vocal perfectly being perfectly paired with a toe-tapping country rhythm. “Giving In” is much slower, but maintains the EP’s focus on Faye’s vocal talents as she delivers the tracks’ strong, emotive lyrics that hold a a hint of defiance and rebellion in them.

“Game Over” is the kind of track that deserves to be played when listeners are taking a summer’s day drive with their friends. There’s an unmistakable ‘freedom and exploration’ vibe to the song – a perfect accompaniment to the upcoming summer break – that is sure to have the piece put on repeat.

Written about being comfortable with someone; a boyfriend, girlfriend, partner, or friend, who loves you for you, no matter what, there’s a reflective, deeply emotive and connective feel to closing number “Me For Me”, and as someone who has always struggled with self-confidence, the song reminded me that I have people in my life who wouldn’t and don’t want me to change who or how I am.

The EP as a whole has a very almost old-school, traditional feel to it, making it stand out from the many other releases of recent weeks and months that have focused more on the modern music styles which dominate the charts and the industry in general. The collection is a fantastic introduction to one of the hottest names in country music right now and will certainly have fans eager to see where Emily Faye goes and what she creates with her talent next.

EXCLUSIVE: STERLING INFINITY PREMIERES HIS NEW TRACK “#HYPNOTIZED” 56

Having first discovered his passion for song-writing and performing in gospel music, Sterling Infinity’s voice soon earned him attention from anyone fortunate enough to witness him on a stage and he quickly moved from performing in churches to playing historic and iconic venues such as Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall.

Now, here in 2018, Sterling has embraced his love of pop music and intertwined it with flashes of R&B and house styles, to create the persona and the sound that so many have come to know and love. With an empowering, captivating vocal prowess – a seemingly effortless range and a stunning rich vibrato – Sterling’s career continues to go from strength to strength as more and more music fans on both sides of the Atlantic discover his gift for themselves.

With comparisons to the likes of much loved and much missed icons including David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Prince, Sterling Infinity is now set to launch himself further onto the global stage with the release of his self-titled deluxe edition album on July 20th. In the meantime, ThisIsTheLatest are delighted to premiere his new and deeply hypnotic single “#Hypnotized (Pyramid Black Remix)”, about which Sterling says:

“When I wrote and arranged the track, I wanted to write something that was timeless and would never be dated – that people of the future would still love the beat and rhythm. For me, house music is timeless. This is synth-rock meets house.”

Give “#Hypnotized” a listen below and for more information on Sterling Infinity, visit his website, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.