Showing posts with label New Music Release. Show all posts
Showing posts with label New Music Release. Show all posts

12/21/2016

Indie-Electro Quartet Kid Cupid Release New Track 'Broken Down'

Nostalgic and calming – this London-based act exudes infectious energy and charm in their fusion of upbeat electronica and indie pop to deliver a style full of visceral and intense liveliness” - Nakid Magazine

Female fronted electronic pop group Kid Cupid explore internal conflicts with their latest single ‘Broken Down’. The electro act fuses soul, electronic and indie rock to form an infectious style like no other.

Stream ‘Broken Down’ here:

The quartet captures the atmosphere and attitudes of society, focusing less on relationships but rather on the wider picture, acting as thought provoking social commentaries. Their unique outlook on life is represented in the feisty single ‘Broken Down’, about someone fighting back and making a change for the better. From the songs hauntingly slow build to its defiant crescendo, it takes us on a journey of self-betrayal to discovery full of driving beats and swelling cello.

Although drawing comparisons to London Grammar and Chvrches, Kid Cupid focus on backing vocals that compliment lead vocalist Laura Shaw’s strong voice. Gang vocals are also used in many of their tracks, whereby the band layer their vocals together, creating an enchanting sound. Geordie singer, Laura Shaw, is also a huge advocate for equality in the industry and feels very strongly about current attitudes worldwide towards gender divides.


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10/14/2016

Henry Padovani Releases 'I LOVE TODAY' Album



'Padovani has a voice that just envelops you; deep and dark and with a beautiful Corsican accent, even when he whispers he resonates.' - Music News
Listen to 'I Love Today':

From The Police, to Wayne County and the Electric chairs, to The Subterraneans, to The Flying Padovanis to releasing a solo album, Henry Padovani, known as the only Corsican punk, has carved out an impressive career to rival all within the music industry.
Henry hit London in 1976, only coming for a week, but extending his stay, the first gig he saw was The Damned and the next day Henry was a changed man, he cut his long hair and shaved his beard, he was going out every night to a different gig and began meeting members of The Clash, it was not long after Henry met Sting and Stewart Copeland and formed the legendary The Police. London punk gigs were legendary and they soon built a following until Henry decided to go his own way, He continued his punk career with the ground-breaking Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, a major part of the androgynous glam-rock, proto-punk hangover, and succesful on both sides of the Atlantic, who even then hired The Police to support them on a major tour, still following his punk dream, Henry became a member of The Subterraneans, the band formed by NME journalistic legend Nick Kent.

Not long after Henry took a punk hiatus and re-invented himself and emerged with The Flying Padovanis - London's cult psych-punk superstars of choice, with their wild, dark, reverb-drenched, thrash-punk, instrumental music. After all of this Henry was invited to join IRS a record label where Henry was VP of international for ten years, Henry describes the label as 'Only signing bands they liked' this included the likes of The Go Go's, Fine Young Canniballs and even discovered the brilliant R.E.M. Henry's career was really taking shape and fast forward a few years and he was the 'Rock' judge on 'The X Factor'  France. Along the way he has also been an artist manager for Italy's biggest star Zucchero. One of the creators of a 'songwriters retreat', A Radio and TV presenter, A book writer, 'The Secret Police Man', A major film-soundtrack conposer and the star and subject of the Cannes Film Festival listed documentary of his life - 'Rock and Roll... Of Corse' which hits movie theatres all over France from September 21st.

Henry is the strange, enduring link between many artists such as Sting, Cher, Bono, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Kim Wilde, The Pretenders, The Sex Pistols, B.B. King and countless other players in rock's rich history. Music has clearly only been Henry's one true calling and with 'I Love Today', Henry has finally recorded his first full 'solo' album. A rich and sometimes dark mix of unique and emotive, original songs, coupled with some favourites of his long journey on the road - encompassing delta blues, rock and chanson, all flavoured and impregnated with Henry's unique guitar style, his huge, dynamic voice and irrepressible Corsican personality all in time for Punk's 40th anniversary. In amongst Henry's own songs are covers of songs as diverse as 'Into My Arms' - Nick Cave to 'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon, and he even teamed up with Jef Aerosol also known as the 'French Banksy', a charismatic, outlaw street artist to create the album artwork.

Henry is a true punk legend, full of the wildest stories, best friends with numerous legends, and the only way to find out more is to talk to the man himself.



Henry Padovani Releases 'I LOVE TODAY' Album



'Padovani has a voice that just envelops you; deep and dark and with a beautiful Corsican accent, even when he whispers he resonates.' - Music News
Listen to 'I Love Today':

From The Police, to Wayne County and the Electric chairs, to The Subterraneans, to The Flying Padovanis to releasing a solo album, Henry Padovani, known as the only Corsican punk, has carved out an impressive career to rival all within the music industry.
Henry hit London in 1976, only coming for a week, but extending his stay, the first gig he saw was The Damned and the next day Henry was a changed man, he cut his long hair and shaved his beard, he was going out every night to a different gig and began meeting members of The Clash, it was not long after Henry met Sting and Stewart Copeland and formed the legendary The Police. London punk gigs were legendary and they soon built a following until Henry decided to go his own way, He continued his punk career with the ground-breaking Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, a major part of the androgynous glam-rock, proto-punk hangover, and succesful on both sides of the Atlantic, who even then hired The Police to support them on a major tour, still following his punk dream, Henry became a member of The Subterraneans, the band formed by NME journalistic legend Nick Kent.

Not long after Henry took a punk hiatus and re-invented himself and emerged with The Flying Padovanis - London's cult psych-punk superstars of choice, with their wild, dark, reverb-drenched, thrash-punk, instrumental music. After all of this Henry was invited to join IRS a record label where Henry was VP of international for ten years, Henry describes the label as 'Only signing bands they liked' this included the likes of The Go Go's, Fine Young Canniballs and even discovered the brilliant R.E.M. Henry's career was really taking shape and fast forward a few years and he was the 'Rock' judge on 'The X Factor'  France. Along the way he has also been an artist manager for Italy's biggest star Zucchero. One of the creators of a 'songwriters retreat', A Radio and TV presenter, A book writer, 'The Secret Police Man', A major film-soundtrack conposer and the star and subject of the Cannes Film Festival listed documentary of his life - 'Rock and Roll... Of Corse' which hits movie theatres all over France from September 21st.

Henry is the strange, enduring link between many artists such as Sting, Cher, Bono, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Kim Wilde, The Pretenders, The Sex Pistols, B.B. King and countless other players in rock's rich history. Music has clearly only been Henry's one true calling and with 'I Love Today', Henry has finally recorded his first full 'solo' album. A rich and sometimes dark mix of unique and emotive, original songs, coupled with some favourites of his long journey on the road - encompassing delta blues, rock and chanson, all flavoured and impregnated with Henry's unique guitar style, his huge, dynamic voice and irrepressible Corsican personality all in time for Punk's 40th anniversary. In amongst Henry's own songs are covers of songs as diverse as 'Into My Arms' - Nick Cave to 'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon, and he even teamed up with Jef Aerosol also known as the 'French Banksy', a charismatic, outlaw street artist to create the album artwork.

Henry is a true punk legend, full of the wildest stories, best friends with numerous legends, and the only way to find out more is to talk to the man himself.



7/22/2016

Andrea Di Giovanni New Single ‘Hold Me Once More’ Plus New EP Soultrip



Listen to the track: 

As the singer explains: ‘Hold Me Once More’ is the first song I ever wrote in English, 3 years ago. It talks about the relationship between me and my dad during my childhood and the lack of love and communication I perceived within it.
In the lyrics of this tune I am quite straight forward, telling him what I have been through, which I never had the courage to do in person.

The single follows Andrea’s previous emotive electro-pop single ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’.

Both tracks will appear on the singer’s new EP Soultrip, which tackles an array of personal topics such as Andrea’s relationship with his father, exploring his bisexuality, as well as overcoming his experiences with vitiligo.

As the title explains’ states Andrea, ‘it’s a journey into the deepest corners of my soul, starting with the relationship with my dad, going into the very first time I fell in love with a guy, to my first experience in a gay relationship to the relationship with my ex best friend (actual girlfriend now). The progression of concepts for the EP is: absence, lust, apathy, awareness and resolution.

‘Hold Me Once More’ was released on June 15th

Soultrip EP was released on July 15th


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Daisy And The Dark - Review



'Circus' is a perfect example of the juxtaposition of emotions that music can express all at once. In this case it's her soft vocal tone describing a high energy and overwhelming circus atmosphere whilst a luscious production lays underneath her. The combination of these things lead to a dreamy and almost meditative state of mind whilst you listen.

Stream lead single ‘Circus’ here:


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7/15/2016

New Hypnotic Track ‘Element’ And Upcoming Album From Alternative Pop Trio The Hallows



 UK alternative pop trio The Hallows gear up for the release of their debut album with this brand new hypnotic single ‘Element’.

As the group explains: ‘element was one of the first songs recorded and it helped to set the overall tone of the album. It was written as a positive and uplifting song about looking up to someone you love and the profound influence they can have on your life’.

Watch the video for Element here:


Listen to the track on Soundcloud here:

Championing their own very unique sound, The Hallows are an enchanting concoction of Kate Bush, Muse, Portishead and Tori Amoswith their own individual dreamy essence thrown in.

The group’s eclectic sound is a result of the band members’ individual musical meanderings. Sarah has played as a backing vocalist/keyboard/Glockenspiel for Hafdís Huldsupporting the likes of Paolo Nutini, Mika and Bloc Party at festivals as large as Glastonbury and SXSW. Joe meanwhile has supported notorious cult pornographic band Rock Bitch (a band renowned for rarely sporting support acts). He and Sarah have also shared the stage with Ronan Keatingplaying a number of television performances.

Meeting at university, the band shared a house together, in which third band member Dave subjected the group to strict drinking game rules, whilst also ensuring they all ate proper meals (now holding the unofficial title of ‘band chef’).

Sarah has played the role of Snow White whilst working at Disneyland – several elements of this fantasy world clearly making their way into the mystical sound of ‘Element’. As a child, Sarah also lived by a zoo and was kept often awake by roaring lions (the lions would often set the wolves off too, which sounds absolutely terrifying!)

Since forming, the group have been hands on with all aspects of their music including coming up with video concepts, artwork, set design, production and blogging.

Their upcoming album Of Time and Tides is out August 29thand the single ‘Element’ is out July 4th

The group explain:The album is about life, relationships and how things can change over time. The album was written in the spirit of a bygone era because we wanted to encapsulate elements within all our lives that have influenced us both musically and personally. Sarah draws inspiration for the lyrics from the elements because they represent the never ending cycle of life and time in which we exist for a moment. We have combined these influences to create an album that displays our love for atmospheric instrumentation, lush melodies and, hopefully, pop songs you will want to sing along to.


Links:
http://www.thehallows.uk/


We Are The Catalyst Are Continuing On Their Journey To Dominate The Alternative Metal World With Their Tantalising New Single 'Delusion'.



Watch the Video Here: 

Swedish Alternative Metal band 'We Are The Catalyst' are teasing their new album 'Elevation' by releasing another amazing single 'Delusion'. Due for release on the 12th of July are most definitely set to stun the industry on the 2nd of September. The most striking elements of the track are, first and foremost, Cat Fey's immense voice that is supported by one of the thickest and heaviest guitar timbres  you will ever hear. The combination of these and the overall mixing of the track creates a hugely empowering aura with a gravitas paralleled by none. It is clearly a fitting follow up to the band's first album Monuments; released in 2014.
'Delusion' is a worthy and powerful successor to the bands previous chart success which they scored with a cover of Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” which the band released in aid of The Fostering Network.
Everything about We Are The Catalyst screams uniqueness. How many bands are so driven that their second ever show ends up being performed on the other side of the planet in Beijing China. Everything from their album production to video direction is done by the bands members themselves. The pinnacle of their combined love for music has to be that lead singer Cat and guitarist Kenny have a daughter together called Decibelle, who they raise in their hometown of Varberg, Sweden.
The bands amazing rise and critical acclaim in the last 12 months alone have seen the stunning 4 piece We Are The Catalyst complete a 10 day tour of china playing various shows and festivals, playing Bloodstock alongside bands such as Trivium, Sabaton and Within Temptation. The band also had their first UK headline tour following a support slot for Delain.Adding to their early and extremely impressive accolades they performed at Planet Rockstock as well as The Darknessand FM and Rival Sons where WATC headlined the second stage on the Saturday evening.
Elevation is available for Pre-Order / Purchase at

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The track listing for “Elevation” is:
01. Delusion
02. A Million Claws
03. Our Dark World
04. Open Door
05. Without Fear
06. One More Day
07. Alive
08. Askja
09. Home
10. Never Ending Night
11. Life Equals Pain

We Are The Catalyst are:
Cat Fey (vocals)
Kenny Boufadene (guitar / vocals)
Håkan Strind (drums)
Joni Kaartinen (bass)

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6/22/2016

Andy Meadows New Single ‘Never Be The Same’




Never Be The Same’ is the latest fun upbeat swing single from rising Texas artist Andy Meadows set to appear on his upcoming album Modern Day Crooner.

Accompanied by a vibrant 9 piece band, Andy delivers a swanky crooning voice powerful enough to compete with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra. Steel guitar and fiddles meanwhile add a country vibe that harks back to Andy’s roots.

Lyrically, the song centres around being love-struck.

Andy explains the inspiration behind it: ‘I fell in love with the new girl at work and it had been years since I’d felt that way and I’d forgotten how wonderful and terrible falling in love can be, the sleepless nights the anticipation of a phone call or text, then analyzing what each text really means and how quickly or slowly you should respond, wondering if you should kiss her or shouldn’t kiss her, trying to play it cool when you see her even though it’s probably obvious that you’re madly in love with her. You know, the usual stuff.

Growing up in a country radio station owned by his father, the singer developed his interest in music at an early age. He started writing songs at the age of 16 and originally had plans to pursue a career as an opera singer winning his way into Texas Tech University as a vocal performance major. However, knowing opera wasn’t his real passion, he later transferred to South Plains College to study commercial music.

Andy is 6ft5in tall and was recently invited to the Dallas Tall People’s Club. ‘I never went but I find it really odd that there’s a club made up of people and the only thing they have in common is that they’re all tall. I guess they just sit around and talk about where they buy their pants.


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Watch the lyric video to the single here:

6/10/2016

The Fresh And Enlightening Psychedelic Inspired Sound Of Young Malak Is Sure To Make Waves On Te Scene

Watch the video here:

Young Malak's music is an honest rendition of how accurately music expresses an artist's personality and experiences. Reminiscent of the sounds of Tyler the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Flatbush Zombies and Joey Badass, The Virginia Beach phenomenon expertly communicates his experiences of self discovery after having a severe phase of writers block and self disbelief. The outpouring of emotions embedded into the mixtape are sure to make you experience thoughts and feelings that you never felt music could evoke inside of you.
Young Malak talks about his lyrics: ‘One point in my life I was lost stuck trying to figure myself out as well as my self-purpose and the more I searched inside myself I began to overtime breakdown my thoughts and feelings to help me remember me. The more you understand your own self the more you will understand this world, and if you can understand this world you realise everything in the universe is one.’

His performance at the Shaggfest of 2015 communicated his message through his performance and we urge you to see him perform live.
Young Malak is a personification of passion, with activities other than music including spinning poi fire, meditating, enjoying nature, reading spiritual books and indulging in the creative benefits of THC from the well known herb oregano.

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6/03/2016

New Rapper Young Malak Releases Promo Video For New Mixtape




Sporting some hypnotically left-field beats and a vivid introspective rapping style reminiscent of artists like Tyler, the Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Flatbush Zombies and Joey Badass, Virginia Beach artist Young Malak is set to be the alternative hip hop scene’s next big star.

Set to release his upcoming mixtape The Messenger on April 21st, he has released this promo video previewing two tracks from the mixtape ‘The Messenger’ and ‘Avoid the Vortex’.

Watch the video here:
Title track ‘The Messenger’ is a dark outpouring of feelings set to a spacey beat, whilst ‘Avoid the Vortex’ sees the rapper playing impressively with his flow over a grimy sawtooth-synth beat. The visuals are fittingly trippy.

Young Malak explains the source of his introspective lyrics: ‘One point in my life I was lost stuck trying to figure myself out as well as my self-purpose and the more I searched inside myself I began to overtime breakdown my thoughts and feelings to help me remember me. The more you understand your own self the more you will understand this world, and if you can understand this world you realise everything in the universe is one.’

The rapper is a member of the Virginia Beach collective The Keys.
He credits the group for taking him out of a dark place: ‘during the time period it seemed almost as if I was dead because I felt I was not living. Living means growing and I felt I was stagnant as well as having extreme writers block for two years. Once I broke

myself down to my roots, overtime I began to get rid of the demons and become me again. It was almost like an immediate shift of energy again as the keyz were sparked and reborn as we all just needed some time to grow and figure out more of ourselves and the environment around us.

As well a music, Young Malak’s passion’s include spinning poi fire, meditating, reading spiritual books, comedy movies, being out in nature, trying new foods and ‘smoking A LOT of THC/herbs’.

Links:
https://soundcloud.com/the-keyz-3


5/27/2016

Pink Fireball Release Retro New Single ‘Turn Around’


60s rock single with a modern indie twist out May 6th Pink Fireball are a raw, upcoming four-piece with energy to burn and a genuine flair for song writing. Based on a contemporary indie foundation, their sound is embellished with flowing psychedelic aspects from the 60s which give them a uniquely fresh edge. New single ‘Turn Around’ is out May 6th and perfectly showcases this blend of the old and the new. It all started with an infectious guitar riff and grew from there into the off kilter indie treat it has become. Also worthy of note is the horn section – not common in the rock genre in recent years, the band took inspiration from retro movie soundtracks such as Mission Impossible, James Bond and Batman to add this extra flavour to the tune. The animated video is a superb companion to the track as it takes a trip through 60s sci-fi and beyond – you can check out both the track and the clip below.
 

The video itself is yet another fine representation of the band’s outlook and creativity. Created on construction paper, it was developed through painstaking stop motion. It took hours to create the few minutes of footage for the video, which typifies the dedication and attention to detail Pink Fireball are capable of.
‘Turn Around’ sets a high standard for a band who have the potential to go a long way in the music industry. And with an album being recorded in London, 2016 is likely to represent a huge step forward for Pink Fireball – a band who certainly deserve wider acclaim if their high level of creativity and wit is anything to go by.


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https://www.facebook.com/pinkfireball/?ref=ts&fref=ts 
https://soundcloud.com/pink-fireball 
http://www.wearepinkfireball.tumblr.com/

5/20/2016

Japanese Fighting Fish - 'For Queen Marilyn'



'What a glorious noise.' The Tom Robinson Show, BBC 6 Music
Japanese Fighting Fish, four lads who anchor their boat in London, are bringing fun back to rock with their electrifying new album ‘Swimming with Piranhas’, plunging us knee-deep into ferocious riffs then pulling us out again with soaring vocals from frontman Karlost. 
 ‘Swimming with Piranhas’ doesn’t sound like a great plan for the average diver but Japanese Fighting Fish jump right in and live to tell the tale. This album nibbles away at any possible preconceptions of the band until an epic creature with an unnerving undercurrent is left. The album title comes from the real life wild experiences of Karlost and drummer Sweetman in Ecuador whilst staying with a Quechan tribe when they took a dip in the Amazon River. After their excursion, the boys did a Lep Zep III move and retreated to the countryside to channel all they had learnt from the ‘tribal way of life’ into creating an exhilarating thrill-ride record that bites hard and won’t let you go.
Their latest single from it, ‘For Queen Marilyn’, was written spontaneously after arriving at the recording studio and being asked to ‘just play something’ to check sound levels. An ominous Muse-like riff was quickly followed by crashing drums before the whole thing took off into a grunge explosion. Unwittingly, the Queen was born! After several stages of development, the new track is now available on SoundCloud here -



‘Swimming with Piranhas’ is the band’s third album but the first with Matt McGuinness completing the troop. The album explores new depths with pounding bass lines, incredible drums, and Gareth Mochizuki Ellmer’s pedal board creating the ‘biggest space sounds at just the right time’, according to Karlost, whose own vocal performance is gritty and wild yet captivating throughout.
What do Royal Blood, Savages, and Cage the Elephant all have in common? They were all supported by BBC Introducing! And now Japanese Fighting Fish have joined that stairway there is no doubt they are destined for the heights. One of their next steps will be headlining the venue Milo at the Live at Leeds Festival 2016 and with their sets being renowned for explosive antics and the boys having a habit for ending up accidentally bleeding on stage, this will definitely be a spectacle not be missed.
'For Queen Marilyn' will be available on the 3rd June, followed by the album ‘Swimming with Piranhas’ due for release on the 17th June 2016.
Live Dates:
LONDON The Crowndale (formerly The Purple Turtle) 28.5.2016
BRIGHTON Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar28.9.2016
Links:
https://soundcloud.com/japanese-fighting-fish

3/24/2016

Nigel Thomas - Travelling Man Review


Nigel Thomas’ is making Britpop for the modern day. Drawling vocals and powerful guitar builds are striking on this brilliant new album from Nigel Thomas named ‘Travelling Man’.
Listen here:

Powerful and emotive sounds run throughout this fresh collection of songs that not only give an insight into Thomas’ personal reflections on life but give a relatable view of day to day life in a beautiful way that evokes the passion of legends like Oasis and Blur. 

The title track is a dreamy song full of waves of The Beatles with brilliant guitar work and nostalgic harmonies sweeping the listener along.  Songs like ‘Drift’ use strings reminiscent of Nick Drake but with biting lyrics that perfectly counteract the soft melodies.

Overall the album is a gripping listen that demands attention and respect, with plenty of great songs to get your teeth into.

3/18/2016

Lazlo Device Bring Greatness Back To British Indie With ‘Duelism’ Album




A London four piece on the rise ready for March 12th album launch


When a new band are being compared to the finest in British indie over the last two decades, then you should already know that they will be a force to be reckoned with. Lazlo Device are a four piece from London who have already been likened to Elbow, Arcade Fire, Alt J, Blur, Tool,  Joy Division,  Radiohead and more. With their very own brand of hypnotic, ethereal indie-rock, they are quickly picking up momentum and new fans in equal measure.

Having already supported the likes of 10cc and Finley Quaye in huge UK shows, Lazlo Device are now ready to make their mark. It all started with two previously released EPs, which quickly established their subtle, infectious sound. Now, following the ‘Looking Glass’ single release (see the video below), their ‘Duelism’ album is set to take them to new heights.

‘Looking Glass’: 

The album launch on March 12th at the Barfly, London will be the final culmination of what the band describe as “4 years of hard bloody work”. That hard work has resulted in a well-rounded blend of melodic guitar, distinctive vocals and superb production which makes up the ‘Duelism’ album.

On first listen, it’s immediately clear that this album comes from a confident band sure in their footing. From the very first melodic guitar tones of opening track ‘Gunslinger’, this is dripping with swagger and style. And once those drums kick in, a motor is underway that doesn’t stop until the final chords of the excellently twisted ‘Raining Sun’, complete with electronica overtones. In a way, these bookends typify the variety on offer from Lazlo Device – from straight up rock to 80s tinged synth sounds.

In between tracks like ‘Uncertain Beginnings’ show a lighter side thanks to the classical style piano section overlaid with that superb distinct vocal. Then later there’s ‘Momo’, which is almost surf rock in its laid back nature. These are just a few examples from an album chock full of creativity, ideas and quality.

It’s an LP that’s made to turn heads, and with the likes of Dominic Howard (Muse) and Howard Donald (Take That) already among their fans, the scene is set for the album to make a real impact. If further proof is needed, they have also garnered the attention of pop legend Neneh Cherry, who recently  attended one of their gigs. Their music is also about to be featured on a forthcoming BBC documentary about the Black Panthers.

It’s all set up to be a huge year for Lazlo Device, and it all starts with the ‘Duelism’ album.

Links:
https://www.facebook.com/thelazlodevice/

3/16/2016

Raving Wild Concept EP ‘Kolmanskop’



“Raving Wild has all the seriousness of good indie folk music but is very pop-alt relevant!”
-Jamsphere-

Raving Wild is set to release contemplative indie EP ‘Kolmanskop’, a cathartic project that deals with life lessons learned from past mistakes.

Having appeared on Tom Robinson’s BBC 6 show and BBC Introducing Three Counties amongst others, Raving Wild is one of the most intriguing and riveting singer songwriters on the indie scene at the moment. Signed to Coffee Jingle Records, the musician has earned praises from media platforms such as The National Student declaring that Raving Wild aka. Graham Iddon is “crafting a sound that is delicate yet powerful, embedding subtle instrumental intricacies within hook-heavy ballads.”  Other people who complimented his music include Liz Mitchell of Boney M.

With a touch of Jeff Buckley and City and Colour, the EP and eponymous single ‘Kolmanskop’ is an ode to an abandoned mining town in the Namib desert which Raving Wild used as a symbol for the EP’s concept “Lessons learned in the desert”, an inspiration that derived from a soul searching mission in which the artist wanted to understand how he could learn from past mistakes and understand the world around him better. The lead single, ‘At The Crossroads’, sets the perfect mood for the life journey that the singer describes in the record.

Check out ‘At The Crossroads’ here: 


Having lived in a miner’s town himself during his early childhood years (albeit not in the desert but in the North East of England), Raving Wild has managed to mix concept with personal experience. To make the recording process as authentic and ‘desert-like’ as possible, the singer dehydrated himself 24 hours prior to the making of ‘Kolmanskop’. He also explains: “This is, to my knowledge, the only track in the world where a pickaxe makes part of the percussion.”

Raving Wild has recently had the opportunity of playing at the film set of the latest Star Wars movie at the prestigious Pinewood Studios in London as well as in front of a couple of thousand people at Parklife Festival in Aylesbury last year.
Apart from being a talented songwriter and lyricist, Raving Wild’s interests range from attempting to break the record in the land speed of an office chair or eating a tin of hot dogs in the fastest time possible. He’s managed eight in 16 seconds which means he did not break the record.

We might not read about Raving Wild in the Guinness Book of Records, but it is more than likely that he will gain growing attention for his music in the world’s entertainment sections.

The EP Kolmanskop is out on 28th March 2016


Links:
www.facebook.com/ravingwild

2/18/2016

Single Review - Becca B 'Ready and Waiting'



‘Ready and Waiting’ by the brilliant RnB singer Becca B is a great new track with clear mainstream potential. Hinting at the style and music of artists like Jason Derulo or Rihanna, the singer from Nottinghamshire has clearly proven that she is on top of her game. Becca B’s vocal maturity and heartfelt interpretation are underpinned by a clean production and a catchy melody. The song is additionally rounded up with a refreshing rap interlude by MceBisi. Becca B shows that the topic of innocent flirtations and the waiting process that comes with it are never really out date and always worth a good song.

The single “Ready and Waiting” is out now!

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2/12/2016

Healthy Junkies Album Review For 'Box of Chaos'





Healthy Junkies are back with their vigorous new record ‘Box Of Chaos’, a punk album that perfectly puts the legacy of late 70s London rebellion into the 21st century. ‘Box Of Chaos’ is a compelling affirmation that the fight against political exploitation isn’t over yet and that music is yet again the strongest weapon against it! Songs like ‘Watch Out’, ‘Rebellion’ or ‘I don’t give a damn’ form the powerful statement of a younger generation that is sick of public surveillance and social injustice. ‘Box of Chaos’ is a record that puts punk rock back at the forefront of political debates – and therefore a much needed one. 

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1/15/2016

Healthy Junkies 'Box of Chaos' Review



Healthy Junkies are a band that lives, breathes and suffers punk rock. This is most evident in their latest album ‘Box Of Chaos’, a truly magnificent ode to the manic depression that plagues the residents of a 21stcentury world.



Although full of social commentary about how screwed this planet is in songs like “Watch Out” or “Captive” Healthy Junkies don’t drown into a nihilistic kind of self pity. Instead, they are punk rock enough to scream “I don’t give a damn” and “Je suis free”, demonstrating that our day and age isn’t necessarily an easy one to live in but that ultimately they’re going their way regardless – and that’s brilliantly inspiring!


1/11/2016

Elaine Blake - 'The Back Door Man' Review



The Back Door Man’ by Nottingham musician Elaine Blake is a song as joyous as the singer herself. Elaine is a wonderfully quirky newcomer who has previously worked with various jazz bands and girl gospel groups. With ‘The Back Door Man’ she is now entering the realms of pop in the most rosy and cheerful way. The song is a great pop track that lifts the spirits and manages to put a smile on everyone’s face. With this kind of music we’re definitely ready for springtime!

Listen here: 


The new single from Elaine Blake is out on February 12th
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11/27/2015

Rhett May Releases Brand New Single!



‘Drifting Dreaming’ out 4th December

Australian song smith Rhett May has returned with a brand new track entitled ‘Drifting Dreaming’. A definitive movement away from his initial offerings, ‘Drifting Dreaming’ is a beautifully constructed release perfect for a commercial market.

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Blending classical sensibilities with a twist of Indian culture, Rhett May has dazzled a plethora of fans with his latest album ‘Fast Cars & Sitars’ featuring lead single ‘The Violence of Ice’. Rhett does not adhere to stoic past genres but instead is intent on carving himself a path in the music world on his own terms. Influenced by the likes of John Lennon, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and classical Indian music, Rhett has his own distinct style which he is keen to share with the world.

The latest single ‘Drifting Dream’ is out 4th December

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