All posts tagged: original music

Maeve McPherson: a voice for working class teenage girls

Maeve McPherson is a multi-talented 18 year old student from Belfast who creates music that can be described as ‘bedroom pop’. Her voice has a beautiful, almost husky tone, which compliments her piano and guitar melodies. Maeve discusses her music, inspiration, musical progress and more. Reporting, interview, and transcribing by Managing Editor Katie Carson. How would you describe your sound to someone who has never listened to your work? Both a celebration and repulsion of life as a working class teenage girl in the 21st century. What is your musical process, do you begin with lyrics or chord progressions? Not only do you play music, you also write poetry, do you find that you write a poem and then put it to music? I find writing lyrics probably the easiest thing in the world, its always trickier trying to find a chord progression that compliments the message you’re trying to convey. And definitely, whether its a poem or a song it always starts from the same germ, which is usually just scraps of lines that have been culminating in my notebooks for ages until …

MUSIC HIVE: Miles Knight + HOT by groundfloor

Welcome to a special edition of the staff HIVE, where Tunnel staff each profiled a local musician or music event. Included in this HIVE: – An interview with yung fresh rocker Miles Knight + a lil’ music sample – An overview of HOT, a mysterious music event hosted by Groundfloor, featuring 10 different artists at the edge of DTLA Miles Knight by Amelia Anthony Miles Knight talks genres, software, and collaborations. Quick facts about Miles: plays snare in high school drumline 15+ finished songs (“I never really cared too much for completing songs until a year ago”) has been writing music as long as he can remember Lil’ SAMPLE: What genres do you listen to, and which do you like to produce? I listen to almost everything from rock, jazz, electro, to classical. I mainly produce alternative, electronic, and rock. What instruments do you play? I play the drums, guitar, and bass. What instruments and software were used to produce this piece? The song titled “Demo”, is a song written by me, I play everything on …

Psycho Lilac Speaks – an exclusive interview with “a one-girl-band on a psychedelic mission”

  Psycho Lilac, originally named Ramona Has A Pulse, is an up-and-coming artist from Northern Ireland. Tiarna Armstrong, aka Psycho Lilac, talks about her new project, her live shows, the Belfast music scene, and being a literal one man band. Reporting, interview, and transcribing by Managing Editor Katie Carson. TIARNA SPEAKS: Describe your sound? “This is a tricky one. I would say it’s quite psychedelic, but, I listen to a lot of punk music, so there’s a little bit of punk in there. But, it’s also quite dream-poppy, sort of… It’s really hard to explain, because I try to incorporate so many different genres that it’s hard to exactly pinpoint what mine is.” So, who would some of your influences be? “I would say some of my main influences would be, like: DIIV, Warpaint, The XX. At the moment, I am obsessed with Grimes. I can’t get enough of Grimes; everything she does is immaculate, and I just  adore her.”  That’s cool. OK, so. I was listening to your music, and Remnants (Demo 2) really …

The Gringo EP – four original tracks and one exclusive interview

  The Gringo EP is Samuel Hoadley-Brill’s original, four track, hip-hop + rap + reflection project. Sam, aka Lez Majesty, talks about his recording process, his love for the Spanish language, and bridging the mainstream with the underground. Read on for the potential voice of a generation!!! LEZ MAJESTY TALKS: Can you describe how “The Gringo EP” came to be? Walk us through the process of writing, recording, publicizing, etc. I decided on December 9, 2014 that I would drop an EP on my birthday, December 17th. So I did. The Gringo EP was essentially a full year of thought, life experience and perspective manifested into a ten-minute project and recorded over the span of six days. I’ve been rapping about a year now, and I’ve been creating so much material and not releasing it. I originally intended to drop a full length mixtape but I realized most of the tracks were not at the same caliber as my more recent work, so I decided on two tracks written in the Spring, and I wrote two tracks a …

hold – an album by Ilai Gilbert

  Ilai Gilbert, sophomore student at LACHSA (Los Angeles County High School for the Arts), on their original album: I made a short collection of personal dins and rackets based on feelings and memories. Instruments used include acoustic guitar, ukulele, recorder, piano, Casio SK-8 keyboard, and cello. See more from Ilai here: