Sheep,Dog&Wolf is 17-year old Daniel McBride from New Zealand. Now, age is indeed but a number, but when you’ve read all I have to say in this review and you – hopefully – listen to his music, you’ll read my opening sentence once more for a bit of startling emphasis. Just 17 years old. Comparable to other alternative folk-rock artists like Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and Beirut, Sheep,Dog&Wolf‘s Ablutophobia EP is an absolutely stunning array of organic instrumentation and sheer passion.
The wonderful Tanya Auclair is hosting a release party at the Servant Jazz Quarters, London N16 on Thursday 9th June. She’s being supported by the equally wonderful HowAboutBeth and also with a DJ set from the mighty Natural Self. Doors open at 730pm and tickets are just £5.
If you’re not familiar with the music of Tanya Auclair, then check out this live video of her covering Gabriel (originally by Roy Davis Jr. and Peven Everett)…
You can also download her … [read more]
You can now listen back to last Saturday’s Jus Like Music Show from NTS. The 21st June show had HowAboutBeth pass through the studio to talk about her new music and also Tanya Auclair‘s EP launch that she’s supporting. The second half of the show featured an interview with First Word Records head honcho, Aly (AKA DJ Gilla), plus some choice selections from his label and his vaults.
Stream and download via the podcast…
Have you heard of Marques Toliver? Born in America, but been living in London since 2009, Marques Toliver is turning heads at a steadily increasing rate. A soulful singer who also plays the violin, Marques’ sound is rich and melodic, blending delicate pop with deep instrumentation.
His debut EP, Butterflies Are Not Free, was recently released on the Bella Union label and it includes the delightful Deep In My Heart…
Marques also performed his track, White … [read more]
NYC/LDN is back for the first time since 2008! On Thursday 2nd June, Koko in Camden, London will play host to live performances from American emcee Dyme-A-Duzin, local lads Nu Brand and synth/beat duo Royalty. Also supporting are DJs Elijah & Skilliam, Swindle, Work It, The BPM and Lixo. Tickets are £10 advance and are available from TicketWeb.
The first hour of the show saw hosts Gav and BUG spin a lot of new music, including tracks from; SBTRKT, Letherette, B.Lewis, Miles Bonny and Jono McCleery. The second hour, however, was an excursion into space jazz with Emanative! Rather than the usual DJ set, we played selected tunes as chosen by Nick, spoke about each record, and … [read more]
Jus Like Music are very pleased to be able to bring you an upfront exclusive from American singer/songwriter Grey Reverend. A recent signing to Jason Swinscoe’s (Cinematic Orchestra) Motion Audio Records label – also home to Lou Rhodes – Grey Reverend‘s new album, Of The Days, is set to drop on 11th July.
A precursor to the album will be the lead single, One By One, available on 9th May, but today we have another track from the album to share with … [read more]
This past Saturday night, 19th March, I was in attendance for the London leg of Submotion Orchestra‘s UK tour at the Jazz Cafe in London. The venue was absolutely rammed full of people – the signs outside said “SOLD OUT” and they weren’t lying either!
There was a lot of hype recently when promo for the track All Yours began to do the rounds and the hype was for good reason. Genuinely the first new piece of music I’d heard for a while that … [read more]
The long-awaited Gully Foil EP from Shankles is now available from our very own Jus Like Music Records as a FREE download! Sighting a variety of alternative electronic influences – from Four Tet to Clark to Nostalgia 77 to Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble and beyond – the UK’s Shankles weaves a sinister yet uplifting mix of twisted samples and dark breaks. His ability to seamlessly shift from delicate build-ups into claustrophobic crescendos is nothing short of refreshing. S.maharba‘s finishing touches via his mastering of the … [read more]