Hello Chicago! This is Debbie from England here! Wellingborough, to be a bit more precise, which is just north of London.
I would like to introduce to you Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers as my first recommendation to the excellent people of Chicago. Below is all the relevant information about them along with a couple videos and a free track for you to download and enjoy!
Comment below and let me know what you think of them. I love feedback and if you’re looking to find music of a particular genre, let me know too, I’ll be happy to keep a look out for you and pass it along to you!
Thank you very much and I hope you enjoy!
Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers –
(not the all-male contemporary a cappella group, based in the University of Rochester!)
Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers are:
Karl – vocal & guitar,
Stifler – bass & vocals,
Elliot Cameron – extra guitar & vocals,
David Hole – drums.
– on Medical Records.
Urban music: Hip Hop/Ska/Rock/Dubstep
Formed: 4 years ago in Brighton, a seaside resort in England, Great Britain, but they are all originally from an English county called Northamptonshire.
Main influences: Eminem, Bob Dylan, Wiley, Stone Roses, Kano, Flight Of The Conchords, Devlin, Arctic Monkeys, Dr Dre, The Streets, The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Jon Lajoie, Fawlty Towers, Brass Eye & Red Dwarf. – Phew!
They are currently recording there 2nd album in the summer. A follow up to there self-titled debut album. They also have an EP entitled ‘Dangerous.’ Watch this space for further news…
Here’s the video from YouTube of there single ‘Attack The Brain (Drug Song)’
Karl Phillips is a successful musician and entrepreneur and has an excellent street-vibe. Punchy Rap with a bit of cheekiness! Reminds me of British artists, The Streets. ‘Attack The Brain (Drug Song)’ has a chunk of Rap with a slice of Rock. Karl makes it clear that he is against drug-taking…never touches the stuff and I respect that as a music fan.
A dose of British grit, compared to ‘Dangerous,’ from their Dangerous EP, (iTunes) which has a more electronic feel. Love it!:
Want more??? Enjoy a FREE download of Cheers Mate
Karl Phillips & The Midnight Ramblers just completed their mini French Breakers Tour, in Lyon, Marseille, Auron and Paris and are now scheduled to perform at the following venues:
01 March Picturedrome, Northampton. Headline Slot
2 March BBC Introducing Live Session 20:00 – 21:00 hrs – Their BBC Introducing Session for 3CR Gareth Lloyd & Kelly Betts for this Saturday 02/03/13 has now been cancelled.
13 April. Prince Of Wales, Kettering.
02 May. Westminster Uni. Harrow Campus London
01 June. The Garage, London – Headline Slot
19-21 July. CockRock Festival, Keswick – Main Stage
02 August. Frolic Festival, Nr Faversham Kent
11 August. Good Ship Festival, Kilburn, London
13-15 September. UMF [Underground Music Festival] Sussex.