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Genre: Electronica, Indie, Experimental, Worship,

We’re excited to premiere new music from the London worship duo Eikon‘s forthcoming EP ‘Human’. Known for their unique sound of electronica, indie church music ‘Human’ will be their third EP release, promising to deliver more delicious bass-infected worship.

For more info on Eikon visit:
https://soundcloud.com/eikonmusic
https://www.facebook.com/Eikonmusic
https://calibresound.bandcamp.com/

Pre-Order ‘Human’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/human-ep/id984928552
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/human-ep/id984928552

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Genre: Worship, Electronica, Indie, PsychRock

The indie group Isla Vista Worship released their debut self titled album earlier this month. Here’s the brilliant ‘Dancing On The Moon’ from this awesome worship group.

Purchase ‘Dancing On The Moon’ from iTunes:
United Kingdom:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/isla-vista-worship/id888109238
United States of America:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/isla-vista-worship/id888109238

For more info on Isla Vista Worship visit:
http://www.islavistaworship.com/

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Genre: Experimental, Indie, Rock, Singer/Songwriter

Experimental/Indie artist WASHA releases his second single Eyes. Brilliantly layering indie infused guitars to build a powerful wall of sound sweetened by his light vocals.

Download ‘Eyes’ from NoiseTrade:
http://noisetrade.com/washa/the-bright

For more info on WASHA visit:
https://www.facebook.com/washamusic

Photography by Kristian Karlsson:
http://krillekarlsson.tumblr.com/

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Genre: Worship, Experimental, Electronica, Garage

Eikon is the new London based electro-gospel music duo of Dave Hendra and
Dave Pilcher. The Daves met at St Mary’s Bryanston Sqaure, and joined
musical forces during their time studying theology together in 2012, fusing
their passion for electronic music and worshipping God. St Mary’s has been
giving them space to explore, which has now led to several alternative
worship nights trialling out Eikon’s different sounds.

Pilcher, previously a music graduate, and Hendra an arts graduate, began the
project with the aim of creating music to enable other electro-enthusiasts to
worship and engage with God. Furthermore, the focus was also to create
music that would not only appeal to other Christians, but also a secular
audience. Eikon’s sound is a mash-up of modern electronica, house music
and chilled-out ambient. The result is passionate and melancholic worship,
blended with some dance-floor-filler moments.

Pilcher, has had many electronic releases as ‘the Naïve Machine’, and brings
his wealth of production experience to Eikon as he composes, produces and
arranges the material. Hendra also composes for Eikon, writes the lyrics and
sings all the vocals. His interest in lyrical composition stems from his love of
poetry, which he started writing on the London underground to act as a
distraction from London’s rat-race living. However, Hendra also takes
inspiration from the Psalms and writings of historic theologians, identifying
with their attempts to engage with God through the ages. Hendra further
utilises his Nord Lead and sparse Telecaster harmonies to compliment
Pilcher’s warm analogue synths. In combination, all of this creates the unique
Eikon soundscape.

‘Name your price’ for this track at Eikon’s Bandcamp:
http://calibresound.bandcamp.com/album/the-only-thing-that-matters-ep

For more info on Eikon visit:
https://soundcloud.com/eikonmusic

Photography by Dominik Martin:
http://dominikmart.in/

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Genre: Indie, Rock, Experimental, Singer/Songwriter

Explained in WASHA’s own words:
“2013 was the hardest year I have ever faced, and it was almost over before any of the seeds God had planted could come to fruition. All my life I lived cloaked in an overwhelming sense of darkness. That was the norm for me. It was natural, everyday life. I thought it was something I had to adjust to and deal with as I become older. It wasn’t until I realized for myself that I didn’t have to live that way that I was able to understand. It took a personal realization from the Lord for everything to connect. That there was a light that could pierce every dark. And it was the maturity of that realization that enabled me to become set free of the bondage the enemy had on me. It was like waking up from a long dream; being uncovered after living blanketed for so long. I thoroughly believe that DEPRESSION is not a natural element of nature, but a perversion of God’s gift of love. I was at a crossroads: fall victim to the enemy’s will for my life, or overcome my lifelong struggle and claim victory over my life through the Lord. Without God’s love, I would not be alive today. We don’t have to live in darkness, because He has already overcome. And so I live as a portrait of what Christ has done in my life. this is my testimony. This is my life. This is Child.”

Lyrics:
Fell through the cracks
burnt there and back

Dark built from lungs
fate overcome

I was a child in my skin,
there is a man somewhere within.

Light floods the dark
fill, grateful heart

Yearn, thirst for love
death, overcome

I was a child in my skin,
there is man somewhere within.

Download ‘Child’ from NoiseTrade:
http://www.noisetrade.com/washa/child-single

For more info on WASHA visit:
https://www.facebook.com/washamusic

Photography by Dominik Martin:
http://dominikmartin.co/

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Mississippi trio, Seeker & Servant, recently finished the recording process for their debut album, ‘Into Your Love, I Go’; and here at The Good Christian Music Blog we’re excited to announce that we will be hosting an exclusive stream of the album the week leading up to the record’s release date of January the 7th. For those of you with bad maths/calendar skills, that means that from the 31st of December you’ll be able to listen to ‘Into Your Love, I Go’ in it’s entirety! Also the guys from Seeker & Servant have kindly given us a couple CD’s plus a Vinyl to giveaway for free (but there’ll be more details about that nearer the release).

So far, Seeker & Servant have teased their fans with just one release, one remix and one acoustic video but since then the band have gone through a couple changes. This started with the addition of Kody Gautier, which then lead to an evolution in the band’s sound that sees them embracing electronic music production whilst building on their foundation of folk acoustic-pop. Whilst we wait to hear the end result, Seeker & Servant have left us with a short ‘making of’ documentary that explains their intention with the record whilst also teasing us with a few clips from the album.


Until the exclusive album stream on New Year’s Eve rolls around, you can pre-order the record from Seeker & Servant’s store: http://seekerandservant.storenvy.com/

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SUMMER MIXTAPE VOL. ONE

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Dear Listener,

I hope that this mixtape exposes you to some new music – that you may discover musicians and bands you perhaps had not previously heard. If so, I encourage you to look up the artists’ other music – use this mixtape as a springboard for hearing more music.

I also hope that this mixtape shows you just how diverse Christian music is – just like the body of Christ which has created it. If there are genres on here that you wouldn’t usually listen to, don’t just skip past them, try hearing something new! I believe that each genre serves different purposes, thereby meaning that no one genre is necessarily better than another, but each has their own perks.

My prayer is that as you enjoy the music you would pass it to friends, family, colleagues, fellow church goers etc. Please pass it on, these artists work hard and their music deserves to be heard, enjoyed and supported by more Christians.

However, having said that, this music also needs to be shared with people who don’t know Christ. It’s got a great message and the world needs to hear it, so don’t be afraid to play it loud, and share it with those people you’d rather hide it from.

Also a massive thank you to all the artists that agreed to have their music given away for absolutely no cost. Please could you, as a listener, thank them with a purchase, a tweet, a like etc. and let them know it’s appreciated by you fans!

Finally, this is a SUMMER mixtape – this will be the soundtrack to my summer and I hope it becomes yours also. Thanks for listening, downloading, and supporting the blog and the artists involved.


In Christ,
Stephen Bradley,
TheGoodChristianMusicBlog.com