‘Pop Muzik’ legend Robin Scott is back

Robin Scott’s recording career spans four decades. He grew up in South London and after leaving school attended Art college where he met and lived with Malcom MacLaren and Vivienne Westwood. He displayed a talent for writing topical songs which he performed on Radio and TV during this period  which led to his first album, ‘Woman From The Warm Grass’  released on the independent label  Head Records. He spent a period playing folk clubs as a solo artist sharing bills with emergent artists such as David Bowie and Ralph McTell. In 1972 he won the EMI ‘Search For A Star’ national talent contest but declined the deal in favour of developing a musical and working together with Malcom and Vivienne developing ideas in the ‘Let It Rock’  boutique which became the spawning ground for the Punk movement. Scott promoted and managed R&B funk band Roogalator , producing their debut LP ËœPlay It By Ear’ on his independent label Do-It Records  as well as Adam & The Ants debut LP  ‘Dirk Wears White Sox’ in 1976/7. This led to production opportunities in Paris with Barclay records who would also release the Sex Pistols in France. Scott’s and McLaren’s paths crossed many […]

Award Winning African Star Dino Miranda Releases New Single ‘Love On The Mountain’

Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Arranger, Producer and CEO of Miramundo Produções, an indie Record Label in Mozambique, Dino Miranda releases the brand new single ‘Love On The Mountain’ from his album ‘Viver E Ser Feliz”…(Live and Be Happy). Based in Cape Town South Africa and Mozambique, Dino has had a long and varied career and won numerous awards. In 2009 he scooped the  MMA (Mozambican Music Awards), in the category of Melhor Afro-Jazz (Best Afro-Jazz) as well as the award for best new artist at the Ngoma Moçambique awards with the song “Mae Africa” from his  album “Moya Wa Kaya”. The album“Moya Wa Kaya” (winds from home),was Launched at  the end of 2008 in South Africa and Mozambique. In 2017 he won the 2nd place at the International songwriting competition in the USA/World music category.  “I have no words to express my happiness. I’m officially a winner, of the International song writing competition 2016 in the World music category with my song Marrabenta. Representing Mozambique, and Africa as the only African musician who won in this category”, says Dino. Not slowing down in any way – Dino has also just been nominated for the ‘Toronto Independent Music Awards’ 2017 in Canada for “The […]

Solange Knowles lost out on opportunities through wanting to ‘own’ her body

Solange Knowles has lost out on opportunities because of her determination to “own” her body.The 31-year-old singer has found huge success in the music industry and released her latest album A Seat At The Table last year. However, the younger sister of Beyonce admitted that her strong morals have often led to her missing out on gigs. Get the full music-news.com story here 

The Soul Exchange – Life Eternal – Lyrics and Video Feature

Mervilton Records recording artist The Soul Exchange is a band that has constructed a new alchemy from the rock solid foundation of the 70’s hard rock scene. They have taken this influence into the new millennium and have created their own unique style of metal infused  modern guitar driven hard rock  with great attention to the melodies and grand vocal arrangements. The Soul Exchange was founded in 2013 by guitarist Hans von Bell, drummer Benny White and guitarist Thomas von Bell. In 2014  the trio was joined by vocalist Erik Olofsson and Tobias Chevalier (vocals  keyboards etc). The band enjoyed success with their eponymous debut album “The Soul Exchange”  produced by the seasoned rock producer and studio engineer Mats “Limpan” Lindfors  released on January 20th  2015. In 2016 the band underwent some personnel changes  with Daniel John joining founding members Hans & Thomas von Bell as new vocalist and also bringing in Benny White on drums and Patrik “Patte” Ekel on bass making up the present line up of The Soul Exchange. With the new line up  the band has moved into a new direction  both musically and image wise with a different modern sound and stage image. The Soul […]

JackCity releases new single ‘Games’ taken from the album ‘Eleven’ – 9/10 MM Rating

JackCity is a hiphop artist based in Leeds, England. Having gained interest via mixtape releases, JackCity has now released his first studio album entitled “Eleven”. JackCity, aged 26 has written his music from his Leeds based studio. JackCity is currently on tour across the country with a performance you can’t miss. You can catch him in cities such as London, Bristol, Cardiff, Manchester and many more. JackCity will be performing in Birmingham on the 17th of September 2017 at “The Roadhouse’and at Oxjam in Liecester on 28th October 2017. The new single ‘Games’ from JackCity was long listed for a Glastonbury performance and is out now. Visit www.jackcitymusic.com for more information.

Native Highway speak to Muzicmirror about their new material

Native Highway are a 4 piece Alternative rock band from south London. Having been a full band for only a year, they are now ready to start releasing material. Their debut single ‘Doorway’ has already been played on Kerrang’s ‘Fresh Blood’ Radio show for number of weeks. With a number of great tracks in the bank, they are set for a good year. The full line up consists of: Pun Yingviriya – Vocals/Guitar Arthur Becker – Guitar Bruno Pinto – Bass Kevin Smith – Drums A friendship blossomed from what started as guitar teaching work colleagues. In between lessons Pun and Arthur started exchanging ideas, this then developed into a 3 piece band with Arthur’s cousin Bruno on the bass. What started as a side project for a few years, later became a serious outlet for music. They were then on the hunt for the drummer to fit the band, and that’s where Kevin come in. “They have their own brand of Grunge Rock, sung through gritted teeth. It’s immersive, it’s expressive, it’s emotional music. If you love this every bit as much as I do, you’re well on your way to discovering a new favourite.” Alex Baker – Kerrang […]

NIgerian Born, South African based RnB swooner John Osa Releases Unbowed

Nigerian Born John Osa is a prolific lyricist, who has been writing and producing music since 1992. His style is hard to put in a box but straddles the lines between soft rock and rhythm and blues. His music displays strong international appeal and is not typical of any geographical style or cultural flavor. After much anticipation, John Osa has released his debut album – ‘Unbowed’ – which features the smooth and powerful first single ‘Love Is Good. “This is the second song I wrote for my wife; the love of my life. It is a song that reflects the joy of true love based on a call, a shared cause and a covenant.  It expresses the joy we have found in each other after past hurts.  There is only one way to truly love, and that is to take a deep breath and dive in. After all, perfect love casts out all fear”. – John Osa John wrote the first ever theme song for the Nigerian National Soccer team, the Super Eagles, to commemorate their participation in the world cup in 1994. He has also written other songs to mark poignant moments in the political landscape of his nation. […]

NEWS Taylor Swift’s LWYMMD heading for a second week at Number 1

Looks like the main thing we’ll be making Taylor Swift do this week is absolutely nothing, except stay at the top of the Official Singles Chart. As promotion for the American singer’s sixth album Reputation ramps us, her revenge anthem Look What You Made Me Do is still out in front at this halfway stage, with former Number 1 New Rules from Dua Lipa trailing by over 3,000 combined sales. Although stranger things have happened… Get the full in depth music-news.com story over here 

Hackney born star Bibbz releases new single ‘Let Me’

Bibbz was born in one of the roughest boroughs in East London called Hackney. Raised by a single mother he would turn to music as a way of expressing his thoughts and emotions. Inspired by the likes of Tupac, Bob Marley, Biggie, Jay Z , Nas , R Kelly, Bibbz has created his own lane in the UK with his ability to rap and sing while painting vivid pictures through his rhymes. Bibbz has just finished executively producing his up coming project with producers from the UK and overseas that will be dropping this year. The new single ‘Let Me’ was produced at Sugar Cane Studios. Online: https://www.instagram.com/bibbz_23_29/

Lady Gaga agrees to hand over texts for Kesha and Dr. Luke legal battle

Lady Gaga has agreed to hand over text messages related to her friend Kesha’s ongoing legal battle with producer Dr. Luke. Last year (16), evidence of text exchanges between Gaga and Kesha were submitted to the courts as evidence, but the judge sealed the messages, making the content confidential. Find out the full facts at music-news.com where you can get the full in depth story 

Manchester Rain release D&B beauty

Songwriter, artist and producer Manchester Rain finds himself working alone in his sky-lab deep inside the belly of the beats Manchester UK where studio Fort Knox microphones invite the stray sirens and wicked weather to be a part of the music. A collaboration of haunting sorts, working between Manchester, UK and a reclusive hideaway buried deep inside the French Alps (Bass Camp), Manchester Rain absorbs the two opposing environments and allows them to find their way into the music, environment is everything. Pop sensibilities anchor urban tinged cross-genre music: big beats  live instruments and vintage synths work together where saxophone meet Moog. Manchester Rain produces and writes all of his own material and works on the aesthetics of all related film / video and artwork. Manchester Rain is an independent artist releasing material under record label, Subdust Music. Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYqrsXBNFRA Manchester Rain by Manchester Rain is out now: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/manchester-rain-single/id1227620111 Online: www.manchesterrain.com www.facebook.com/manchesterrain www.twitter.com/manchesterrain www.instagram.com/manchester.rain www.soundcloud.com/manchesterrain

No Soap No Radio–While you were gone

No Soap No Radio offers a considerable and kaleidoscopic catalogue of great songs and dynamic, accessible music, boasting great rhythmic command and heart-stopping refrains. Their latest release, While You Were Gone, is a compelling album demonstrating everything that makes No Soap No Radio distinctive and memorable. Built on the songs of guitarist/vocalist Mark Wilson, No Soap No Radio’s sound spans musical genres – from classic rock and pop to the complex jazz-influence of Steely Dan’s fusion or Etta James’ blues – whilst firmly asserting its own stamp.  Combining grace, substance and edge, with spacious melodies and subtle arrangements, the songs are both immediate and complex.  The lyrics are cerebral, wry and dry, with movingly poetic, sometimes dramatic, visual metaphors firmly rooted in vignettes of the everyday – situations, journeys, satire and affection. Wilson’s heartfelt vocal delivery is intimate and passionate conversational and intense, always pushing the emotional depth of his lyrics.  Bassist Tim Appleby’s classical and jazz roots give the songs depth and direction, perfectly complemented by drummer Paul Taylor’s dynamic and sensitive approach, fusing jazz delicacy with driving rock and Latin punch. Lead guitarist Steve McCormick has the rare ability to move seamlessly from background to foreground, through subtle […]

Calton Kelly releases new single ‘Chaos’

Calton Kelly is influenced by classic film scores and artists like Lana Del Rey, Muse, Radiohead, Tori Amos, Metric, Lady Gaga, Queen, Sia and Sarah Slean. Calton Kelly has already received national U.K Radio support from BBC 6 Music, BBC introducing and has supported acts like Nathan Grisdale, The Vim Dicta and Exit Black. The new single ‘Chaos’ features well respected singer Patti Lowe, who sings backing vocals and is also well known for her feature vocals on Grace’s “Not Over Yet’. The new single ‘Chaos’ by Calton Kelly was produced by Stevie Paul at Phoenix studios ( Blue, Miss Dynamite and The Sugababes) and will be released on 19 June 2017 with distribution from Universal Music Operations. The single has already hit NO 1 on the Kings of Spins DJ chart run by BBC Radio One essential Mix creator and Cafe Del Mar legend, Eddie Gordon. Calton Kelly Online: www.facebook.com/caltonkellymusic www.instagram.com/caltonkellymusic www.twitter.com/caltonkelly Youtube channel ID : Calton Kelly Video:

Decadent Nation thrill and rock with their new anthem ‘My Kind’

  Decadent Nations brand of high energy socio-political rock n’ roll has been quietly burning in the American underground music scene for years. Now the bands message is more relevant than ever. Having released multiple albums to critical acclaim and touring coast to coast the band has found a new spark with a fresh lineup and a barn-burning Anti-Trump anthem My Kind. With a new momentum the band is looking to take the mantle once worn by such acts as System of a Down or Rage Against the Machine. Decadent Nation is the new musical voice of resistance and the message has been heard loud and clear as the band have been filling venues on recent tours. Whether it is their through-the-roof energy live performances or their meticulous musicianship DN’s blues based Alternative Rock sound is as infectiously catchy as it is powerful. The band is hard at work on new material to be released in 2017. The line up consists of Colin LaVaute – Lead Singer/Guitar, Zack Blomberg – Drums, Devin Burrow – Lead Guitar, Cody Sprock – Bass and Jaeson Longday on guitar. The brand new single ‘My Kind’ from Decadent nation was produced by Colin La Vaute  […]

Camden Rocks Festival 2017

Defined as “a total celebration of what Camden is all about as the creative hub of the UK music scene”, Camden Rocks Festival is the biggest and best value multi-venue all-day music event of the UK festival calendar, and this year it’s set to become even bigger: with over 250 acts, the number of venues confirmed to host the event is now 25, including the likes of Dingwalls, Underworld, Electric Ballroom and Koko – for the first time ever. Get the full music-news.com Story

Classic track of the week – INXS – Never tear us apart

“Never Tear Us Apart” is a single released by Australian rock group INXS in August 1988. It was included on the band’s sixth studio album, Kick. The music was written by keyboardist Andrew Farriss, who recorded a blues-style demo and gave it to vocalist Michael Hutchence who wrote the lyrics. “Never Tear Us Apart” is a sensuous ballad, written in the tempo of a modern Viennese waltz, layered with synthesizers and containing dramatic pauses before the instrumental breaks. Kirk Pengilly lends a cathartic saxophone solo near the end. According to the liner notes of Shine Like It Does: The Anthology (1979–1997), the song was composed on piano as a bluesy number in the style of Fats Domino. Producer Chris Thomas suggested a synth-based arrangement instead. The video for the song, featuring an extended intro, was filmed in various locations in Prague[2] along with “Guns in the Sky” and “New Sensation“, all directed by Richard Lowenstein. Get more of this Wikipedia story here 

Esther Eden hit ‘Is This Love’ – Review

This record hit our desk with pleasure and went straight onto our bluetooth speakers it’s lush. ‘Is this love’ has been released by Dubai based major label Universal Music Mena and it’s by Jessie J discovered artist Esther Eden. Lush beats, sexy synths and an angelic voice that is sweet and whispery, we are not surprised this got into the top 10 of the official U.K Music Week Pop chart. This song is not just about romantic love it’s about all things we love in the world each day and is a positive and uplifting release that comes with some killer remixes that also get you going on the dancefloor. We predict huge things for this stylish singer songwriter and artist – 10/10 ESTHER EDEN INFO Esther Eden grew up in the UAE, listening to her mother singing along to jazz music and Ella Fitzgerald. With a voice way beyond her years, at the age of 18 now, her vocal maturity has reached a tremendous peak. Her music journey started off with a life changing experience. In 2014, Jessie J heard Esther performing and filmed the entire performance on her phone. She also invited Esther to sing her original song […]

Flirt with Danger take you on a psychedelic journey with their new release ‘The mini album’

British-based electrosurfbilly band, Flirt With Danger have released their debut album, ‘The Mini-Album’. The music is an imaginative, provocative and eclectic mix of neo-rockabilly, surf, 60s garage and proto-punk, combined with analogue synth sounds. The lyrics draw on both modern concerns and retro-futuristic imagery, very much in line with the burgeoning atompunk artistic scene. It represents a significant departure from the existing UK music scene and has already attracted considerable interest in the USA, particularly in California and Texas. The tracks were written by Les ‘Spaceman’ Rowley, the former keyboard player of South London indie rock band, Brilliant Pink, theatrical heavy metallers, Aunt May, and drum’n’bass trio, Tectonic. Mr Rowley said, “This is just a taste of a large catalogue of material that provides a refreshing alternative to a popular music scene that’s become somewhat staid and formulaic in recent years.” In true punk DIY spirit, Flirt With Danger are not signed to a record company, and the mini-album is both self-financed and self-produced. All songs were recorded in Worcester-based studio, The Space Underground and professionally mastered at Metropolis Studios. The mini-album can be heard at https://flirtwithdanger.bandcamp.com/releases The mini-album will be available through bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and all […]

Marxie – Endzo – Review

Marxie is a British born Recording artist and Producer bringing fresh commercial and urban sounds to your ears. MUZIC MIRROR REVIEW Fresh, vibrant, cool, underground but mainstream at the same time, Marxie knows how to play the game and the lifestyle is his reward with this stylish video that shows a day in the life of this rising U.K hip hop star. Cool beats, great hooks and a very catchy flow from the man himself – 7/10 Check out the latest video from Marxie – Endzo Online: www.soundcloud.com/officialmarxie