YONAKA: Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow Monday, 3 June 2019 21:36 by madseason
Yonaka - Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow

Yonaka is a female-fronted four piece rock band from Brighton, UK. They were included in the Kerrang!' "13 Bands You Need To Know In 2019" list, so you know there was some hype behind them.

Yonaka's debut album was released last Friday, May 31, via Asylum Records. It's titled Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow and includes the singles Bad Company and Lose Our Heads, as well as the title-track, released a couple of weeks ago.

"We self-produced the entire LP" said lead singer  Theresa Jarvis, adding "The album's title, Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow, is a message about reaching out to someone, picking up the phone and making a call; it's about knowing it's okay to not be okay. The title-track is a personal favourite of mine. We can't wait to release the album and we hope it resonates with our fans as much as it does with us."

Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow is a very impressive Alternative Rock album: strong songwriting, hard-hitting songs with a good dose of melody in them, and a singer with a great presence and a passionate voice.

Stream Don't Wait 'Til Tomorrow on Spotify now!

BRIAN HOWE - CIRCUS BAR Friday, 21 May 2010 14:32 by maxare
BRIAN HOWE - CIRCUS BAR

 

  • Release date: February 26, 2010
  • Label: Frontiers Records
  • Producer: Brooks Paschal

 

  • Style: Rock, AOR
  • Related bands: Rick Springfield, Bad Company, Foreigner

 [voto: 3.75]

Intro
The beautiful voice of Brian Howe is back after a thirteen years pause.

Best tracks
I'm Back, There's This Girl, It Could Have Been You, How It Could Have Been, My Town

Notes
The former lead singer of Bad Company, with the mark who recorded the albums celebrated by the lovers of glossy sounds, to release this second solo album called the young Brooks Paschal, leader of the band Sullivan, to produce, play and write almost the whole album.
The two remained in Guatemala for a week and during this time they wrote the whole "Circus Bar", and both the album name and the photo of the cover come from their favorite bar in the small Central America Country.
These fourteen tracks (thirteen songs plus outro) are the result and they reveal the desire to rock of the British singer. The sound is dirty and more direct compared with the delicate "Tangled In Blue", reissued years later with the name "Touch"; there are good songs and the melody does not lack, indeed, there are many memorable songs.
What is missing are the big arrangement of keyboards and bog hooks, as if he had attempted a modern approach to a more classical genre.
The tracklist also features "How About That" and "Holy Water", originally published by his Bad Company, a choice I do not completely support, without these two songs the album would have probably been smoother and fresh.


Band

  • Brian Howe – vocals
  • guitars – Brooks Paschal, Dean Aicher, James Paul Wisner, Tyson Shipman, Pat Travers
  • bass – Brooks Paschal, Miguel Gonzalez, Wayne Nelson
  • drums – Matt Brown
  • piano and strings – Luke Davids



Tracklist

  • 01. I'm Back   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 3:23
  • 02. Life's Mistery   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 3:23
  • 03. There's This Girl   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 3:16
  • 04. It Could Have Been You   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 3:02
  • 05. I'm Surrounded   (M. Gonzalez, B. Howe) 4:10
  • 06. Flying   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 4:09
  • 07. How It Could Have Been   (J. Carlisi, B. Howe) 3:53
  • 08. My Town   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 4:08
  • 09. How About That   (B. Howe, T. Thomas) 3:40
  • 10. Feels Like Coming Home   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 4:18
  • 11. If You Want Trouble   (M. Gonzalez, B. Howe) 3:28
  • 12. What Am I Feeling   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 4:40
  • 13. Holy Water   (B. Howe, T. Thomas) 4:47
  • 14. Little George Street (B. Howe) 0:47



Discography

  • Ted Nugent "Penetrator" (1984 Atlantic Records)
  • Bad Company "Fame And Fortune" (1986 Atlantic Records)
  • Bad Company "Dangerous Age" (1988 ATCO)
  • Bad Company "Holy Water" (1990 ATCO)
  • Bad Company "Here Comes Trouble" (1992 ATCO)
  • Bad Company "What You Hear Is What You Get – Live" (1993 Atlantic Records)
  • Brian Howe "Tangled In Blue" (1997 Touchwood Records)
  • Brian Howe "Touch" (2003 MTM Music)
  • Brian Howe "Circus Bar" (2010 Frontiers Records)



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BRIAN HOWE - CIRCUS BAR Friday, 21 May 2010 14:16 by maxare
BRIAN HOWE - CIRCUS BAR

 

  • Release date: February 26, 2010
  • Label: Frontiers Records
  • Producer: Brooks Paschal

 

  • Style: Rock, AOR
  • Related bands: Rick Springfield, Bad Company, Foreigner

 [voto: 3.75][EN]

Intro
La bellissima voce di Brian Howe torna a farsi sentire dopo una pausa durata ben tredici anni.

Best tracks
I'm Back, There's This Girl, It Could Have Been You, How It Could Have Been, My Town

Notes
L'ex cantante dei Bad Company, quelli dei dischi celebrati dai rockers amanti dei suoni più patinati, per questo secondo album solista ha chiamato a sé il giovane Brooks Paschal, leader della band Sullivan, per produrre, suonare e scrivere quasi per intero l'album.
I due sono rimasti in Guatemala per una settimana e in questo lasso di  tempo hanno scritto l'intero "Circus Bar", tra l'altro il nome dell'album e la foto della copertina provengono dal loro bar preferito del piccolo Paese del Centro America.
Il risultato sono queste quattordici tracce (tredici canzoni più l'outro) che svelano la voglia di rockare del cantante inglese. Il suono è più sporco e diretto se confrontato con il delicato "Tangled In Blue", ristampato anni dopo con il nome "Touch"; le canzoni ci sono e la melodia non manca, anzi, sono molte le canzoni memorabili.
Quello che manca sono i grandi cori e i tappeti di tastiere, come se avesse tentato un approccio moderno a un genere più classico.
Nella tracklist sono presenti anche "How About That" e "Holy Water", pubblicate originariamente dai suoi Bad Company, scelta che mi lascia qualche dubbio in quanto senza queste due canzoni la scaletta probabilmente sarebbe stata  più snella e fresca.

Band

  • Brian Howe – vocals
  • guitars – Brooks Paschal, Dean Aicher, James Paul Wisner, Tyson Shipman, Pat Travers
  • bass – Brooks Paschal, Miguel Gonzalez, Wayne Nelson
  • drums – Matt Brown
  • piano and strings – Luke Davids



Tracklist

  • 01. I'm Back   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 3:23
  • 02. Life's Mistery   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 3:23
  • 03. There's This Girl   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 3:16
  • 04. It Could Have Been You   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 3:02
  • 05. I'm Surrounded   (M. Gonzalez, B. Howe) 4:10
  • 06. Flying   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 4:09
  • 07. How It Could Have Been   (J. Carlisi, B. Howe) 3:53
  • 08. My Town   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 4:08
  • 09. How About That   (B. Howe, T. Thomas) 3:40
  • 10. Feels Like Coming Home   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 4:18
  • 11. If You Want Trouble   (M. Gonzalez, B. Howe) 3:28
  • 12. What Am I Feeling   (B. Howe, B. Paschal) 4:40
  • 13. Holy Water   (B. Howe, T. Thomas) 4:47
  • 14. Little George Street (B. Howe) 0:47



Discography

  • Ted Nugent "Penetrator" (1984 Atlantic Records)
  • Bad Company "Fame And Fortune" (1986 Atlantic Records)
  • Bad Company "Dangerous Age" (1988 ATCO)
  • Bad Company "Holy Water" (1990 ATCO)
  • Bad Company "Here Comes Trouble" (1992 ATCO)
  • Bad Company "What You Hear Is What You Get – Live" (1993 Atlantic Records)
  • Brian Howe "Tangled In Blue" (1997 Touchwood Records)
  • Brian Howe "Touch" (2003 MTM Music)
  • Brian Howe "Circus Bar" (2010 Frontiers Records)



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