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Show notes for the 261st Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast featuring music by performers from or in Malta:

LyndsayLove Sick
Going from strength to strength Lyndsay is proving herself to be a solid pop rock singer from Malta. I feel she’s seriously underrated whenever I see that she appears on a run of the mill Maltese TV show, but then again I suppose that’s the way singers like her can (still) get noticed in Malta.

DimalHell Yeah
This Crimean rapper has most certainly made Malta his home and his presence on the Maltese hip hop scene gives it even more colour than it already has. His output is solid and I’m sure he will be around for many years to come. I’m surprised that he doesn’t have a stronger video presence than we’ve seen so far. Perhaps this is the next thing he will be focusing on in the coming months.

StefanosFooling Yourself
Following on from his debut CD album, which was released last year, this Maltese rock guitarist returns with another CD album This new one is called Least Said, Soonest Mended. It again features collaborations with fellow rock guitarist Demis Fenech, but this time the collection contains two songs fronted by established Maltese rock singers: Eve Ransom’s Brandon Jackoson and Jordan Cutajar from Frenzy Mono and Nomad Son. The track I’ve picked is quite different from the rest and I must admit that it’s a style I prefer when it comes to the rock stylings of this guitarist.

Hunters Palace –  L-Oħxon u L-Irqiq
This band has taken on to experimenting not only with their musical arrangements in recent years, but also with lyrics in Maltese. This one is quintessentially Maltese not only because of the choice of language but also because of the turns of phrase you can hear in the sparse lyrics. It first came to my attention a couple of weeks ago when band member Alex Vella Gera mentioned it on his Facebook profile.  It’s actually a demo track from February 2011 sessions in London and it’s currently available as a free download from SoundCloud for a limited period.

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