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Featured Artist: Nightways

A kind and creative soul brought up in an alternative home, February’s featured artist has always looked to innovate rather then follow the mainstream.

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Nightways was formed in 2012 as an artistic persona, which has an on-going production based on bears and people as its protagonists. Under this persona, Night has performed at a number of events doing live graffiti painting and has sold his artwork with the dream of self development and one love under his hat

The Bear primarily represents strength and confidence, standing against adversity, taking action and leadership. The Bear emphasises the importance of solitude, quiet time and rest. The spirit of the bear provides strong grounding force.

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The human side allows us to bring emotions and body language into the pictures, enabling us to relate to and be inspired by these beautiful creatures.

Night’s pieces often depict characters found in meditation or astral travelling in space, in tune with universal energy, experiencing the unseen that connects us all. Fractals, yoga, positivity, higher and lower states of consciousness, urban aesthetics, hip-hop, equality & graffiti culture are other themes of his work.

Nightways had an illegal graffiti background in his early years before forming this new artist persona. He was in a team of anti social kids who got kicks out of painting their names in the city.

This graffiti upbringing is responsible for the artist he is today. Through this youthful creativeness and reformed outlook on life he has progressed his graffiti on paper to walls with an eagle eye for detail and dream like lucid patterns.

If you want to stay in tune with Nightways artworks progression you can like his page on Facebook, or sneak a peak at his Instagram!

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me.
I meditate and wash daily when possible.

Single Review: Signals – Sleep Talk

Female fronted four-piece Signals are back with a new single release, ‘Sleep Talk’, Dom Kureen gives his thoughts on the emerging quartet’s latest offering.

Ellie Price of Signals
Ellie Price

The past twelve months have witnessed an impressive, if not yet meteoric, rise in popularity for Ellie Price and her Signals cohorts, with a UK tour and several festival appearances affording the talented group plenty of exposure.

To suggest that the marked upsurge in admirers is merely due to a commercially viable, aesthetically appealing package would be doing the band a major disservice, indeed their inaugural LP, Square Wheels and follow up Facial Furniture, were each creatively rewarding and emphatically raw.

IOW Festival 2014 Signals
Mikey Webber

Their latest cut, Sleep Talk, a single with an official UK release looming on Sunday, is another step in the desired direction for the Platform One graduates, embellishing their auditory concepts for the first time with a shiny music video.

The new track plunges straight into comfortingly quintessential Math-Pop, with Price’s distinctive vocals glueing together a complex composition with a captivating chorus.

Blending seamlessly with the front-woman, the duel backing harmonies of bassist Alex Vanblaere and guitarist Mikey Webber add gravitas to proceedings and establish the blueprint for an unpredictable junket.

A generous dose of piano scaling garnishes some solid percussion from the highly talented Ryan Beachy, who would be the brooding, intense one if Louis Walsh got his expressionless chops involved.

Admittedly, the sporadic nature of Sleep Talk might not appeal to everyone’s ears, bustling along with a dozen separate visions seemingly colliding as it advances towards a conclusive crescendo.

This is chaotic, unceasing music that may benefit from the occasional bridge over turbulent waters.

Even with that petty admonition, this is another triumph for Signals, who are rapidly threatening to de-seat The Bees as the Isle of Wight’s premier musical export of the Millennium.

Sleep Talk is another gratifying addition to an already impressive body of work constructed by four ultra talented musicians who will only continue to refine their act as their experience level increases – get to a live show if you can, you won’t regret it.

Another noteworthy release from the Signals crew, Sleep Talk reveals a maturing interpretation of the math-pop genre.

Written by Dom Kureen

As a young rapscallion stranded on an Island, my time is split between writing, performing spoken word, wrestling alligators and delivering uplifting pep talks to hairdressers before they prune me.
I meditate and wash daily when possible.