Crunchy dark guitars mixed with sizzling synths and beats and a small wiff of Kraftwerk it’s Germany’s latest export the incredible ‘Thomas Passon’ who is currently taking UK clubs to a different level with new single ‘Los’

Thomas Passon is an artist and producer based in Wuppertal near Cologne, Germany. Thomas Passon has widespread musical influences like Peter Gabriel, Kraftwerk, Pantera and Toto which reflects in his diverse sound. Thomas Passon’s first array into the music world was when he played in a school band and he says “The band promoted the German language in foreign countries and I got to travel and perform many gigs”. The manifesto of Thomas Passon and how he describes his own music is “Lyrical splinters, particles of being, molecular moments in time”. Thomas Passon is back with an eclectic and unique album entitled ‘Illusion’ which is guaranteed to warp your musical imagination. Ten songs. Ten simple words. Ten modern German masterpieces to be deconstructed by you the listener. Beats from an industrial era and lyrics straight from Pandora’s box. Fragments of melodies, fantasies, subjective projections through space and time. It’s biographical. Introspective. Retrospective. Intended for the future. This is not music to be distracted by and you’ll find fragments of your own search for the why in this melting pot of rock riffs, thumping basslines, synthesizers, electro-pop and surreal semantic rock. Supported by his band Thomas Passon is that lone voice […]

A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships – The 1975

“I’m making pop records,” The 1975 frontman Matty Healy told Beats 1 host Matt Wilkinson. “When I say we’re a pop band, what I’m really saying is we’re not a rock band. Please stop calling us a rock band—’cause I think that’s the only music we don’t make.” It’s a fair comment: Thanks to their eclecticism and adventure, attempting to label The 1975 has been as easy as serving tea in a sieve. On their third album, the Cheshire four-piece are, once again, many things, including jazz crooners, 2-step experimentalists and yearning balladeers. What’s most impressive is their ability to wrangle all these ideas into coherent music—their outsize ambition never makes the songs feel cluttered. “I hate prog, I hate double albums, I hate indulgence,” said Healy. “I hate it when the world goes, ‘Hey, you’ve got our attention!’ and someone goes, ‘Right, well, if I’ve got your attention, how many guitar solos…’” Crucially, Healy’s lyrics add extra substance to—and bind together—the kaleidoscope of styles. On the neo-jazz of “Sincerity Is Scary”, he rails against a modern aversion to emotional expression. Broadly an album about love in the digital age, A Brief Inquiry… offers compelling insights into Healy’s own life. […]

Icarus Falls – ZAYN

“I close my eyes, I see a crowd of a thousand tears/I pray to God I didn’t waste all my good years.” Zayn Malik’s second solo album, Icarus Falls, finds him in a contemplative mood and, yes, One Direction fans, dissecting his boy-band past. Subjects covered also include infidelity (“Rainberry”) and drug use (“Back to Life”), but one truly dominates: ❤️. Tackling the passionate and painful, Icarus Falls could soundtrack candlelit bedrooms and stormy breakups, plus most things in between. The hazy, 27-track opus is bookended by a promise pledged (“Let Me” and its soulful assurance) and another broken (the seductive Timbaland collaboration “Too Much”); it exposes a man still figuring out love and maybe his own true voice. But its kitchen-sink approach—we get slow-jam synths, soaring melodies, subtle odes to intimacy—shows he’s definitely trying.

Championships – Meek Mill

Meek Mill knows how to make an entrance. “Dreams and Nightmares”, the opening track from his 2012 debut, became one of the most chantable rap songs of the era. “Intro”, the opener from the rapper’s fourth studio album, Championships, revisits the same energy, this time with the dramatic flair provided by a sample of Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight”. Championships serves as a reintroduction, of sorts, for the rapper. Its title refers to a feeling of accomplishment that Meek is finally comfortable embracing after a tumultuous few years in the limelight, including a bitter rap feud with onetime friend Drake (who officially closes out the beef with an appearance on Championships’ “Going Bad”), a high-profile breakup and a stint in jail stemming from a probation violation related to a charge he caught roughly 10 years prior. “I feel like I’m at a championship stage in my life,” Meek told Beats 1’s Ebro Darden. “I call it beating poverty, beating racism, beating the system, beating gun violence, beating the streets. Once I made it through all that, I got to a point in my life where I’ve been living good and balling, doing what I do.” The album is plenty […]

Dying to Live – Kodak Black

Ahead of Dying to Live’s release, Kodak Black shared a behind-the-scenes clip from the “Calling My Spirit” video shoot. In it the Pompano Beach, Florida MC talks about his decision to avoid being photographed in the set’s jail cell for fear of glorifying incarceration. This plays out as something of a milestone for Kodak, someone whose career to date has been marked by increasingly promising albums and mixtapes—all dropped amid stints in prison. The rapper’s tone on Dying to Live, the first project since his release this past August, is one of a man weary of his future—Kodak awaits trial for sexual assault charges stemming from an incident in 2016—and concerned with his influence. The album opens with “Testimony”, a song reaffirming Kodak’s faith. “I’m God-sent, like He sent me up/So I can relay these messages/Like He used me as His vessel/Like He used me as an instrument,” he raps. Songs like “Gospel”, from 2015’s Institution, have approached the rapper’s faith in a similar manner, but Dying to Live’s “Close to the Grave” and “Needed Something” stay true to a theme of repentance. The album is hardly all street gospel though. “Malcolm X.X.X.”, which features sound bites from Malcolm X’s […]

Music streaming service Saavn rebrands as JioSaavn, following merger with Jio

Music streaming service Saavn has been rebranded to JioSaavn. The app is available both on Android and iOS-powered devices. Customers can now expect a rebranded icon, while the app features remain unchanged, ExpressTech reports. Announced in March, the merger between Saavn and Reliance Jio is scheduled for completion by year-end. The JioSaavn app on App Store will remain free for Reliance Jio subscribers, while others would have to pay to install the service. Jio customers will also receive free access to Saavn Pro for 90 days.

MTN launches music streaming service MusicTime

MTN has launched time-based music streaming service MusicTime. MTN has announced the launch of music streaming service MusicTime, which it calls “a world first offering” from the team at Simfy Africa. MusicTime is a time-based music streaming service, offering users premium trending and locally relevant music through partnerships with key music labels and providers, according to an MTN statement. Last month MTN group CEO and president Rob Shuter announced that the telco had bought music-streaming business Simfy Africa. “The MusicTime offering is set to revolutionise Africa’s music industry with a fully inclusive music streaming offering that includes a countdown timer, top trending music and data included in the price,” MTN said in a statement today. The telco explained that the timer clocks down as users listen to music. “We have worked hard in getting this breakthrough model to our customers. Data costs and the high costs of the top end music streaming products mean that the majority of our customers don’t have an affordable option for digital music and Simfy Africa came with the solution we were looking for,” said Jacqui O’Sullivan, executive for corporate affairs at MTN SA. MusicTime is available as either a 120 minutes offering for R5 […]

MTN South Africa launches timer-based music streaming service MusicTime!

MTN South Africa has announced the launch of MusicTime!, which it says is a world-first offering from Simfy Africa. MusicTime is a time-based music streaming service, offering users premium trending and locally relevant music through partnerships with key music labels and providers. The offering includes a countdown timer, top trending music and data. The timer clocks down as users listen to music. MusicTime! is available for 120 minutes for ZAR 5 or 300 minutes for ZAR 10, both valid for seven days from purchase. There are no subscriptions, no hidden data costs and no advertisments.

If you like the cool and stylish 80’s then you’ll LOVE new pop outfit ‘Victors’ – I Think About You Every Night

VICTORS are an Indie pop four-piece hailing from Leeds who have their sights set on the international market with their new single ‘I Think About You Every Night’. VICTORS have already achieved over 1.4 million Spotify streams of their debut single ‘Tonight’ alone & 2.5 million streams overall since forming in 2016. VICTORS music has since gained support from BBC Introducing, Radio 1, Hollyoaks, This Morning, Spotify playlists, Topshop worldwide and a number of other high street stores. VICTORS consists of Harry Waterhouse (Vocals/Keys/Guitar), Simon Appleson (Guitar/Synth), Dominic Brooks (Bass/Synth) and Matthew Gillen on drums. Each member grew up listening to a variety of different artists ranging from Whitney Houston, Phil Collins & Crowded House to Klu Klux Klan, Metallica & Black Sabbath. With the band taking influence from the likes of Two Door Cinema Club, The xx, Prince and Michael Jackson. VICTORS 80’s inspired vibrant synth pop vibe continues to evolve and mature with every release making ‘Slow Down’ their best to date. Whilst being loved in London and their hometown of Leeds VICTORS have gained support from the States, particularly in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago by featuring on NFL playing around the NFL stadium and being […]

Greg Nouveau – Things That Dreams Are Made Of

Greg Nouveau is a music producer, remixer and artist based in Worthing, UK. Greg Nouveau first got the “production bug” in 1977 when he heard the track“I Feel Love” by Donna Summer. He says “The hypnotic electronic beat captivated me and sowed the seeds for the producer I am today”. Greg Nouveau’s diverse musical influences include ABBA, The Police, The Human League, Kraftwerk, The Jam, 2-Tone, Adam and the Ants, Duran Duran, Soft Cell, Ultravox, OMD, Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Trevor Horn, ABC, Stock /Aitken/Waterman and Visage, but it was the Tubeway Army hit “Are ‘Friends’ Electric ?” in 1979 which really set the ball rolling. Greg Nouveau says “ Gary Numan’s vision of another world really captured my imagination, along with the dark electronic sound, lush synths and out-of-this-world lyrics. It was at this point that I decided I wanted to ultimately become a record producer “. In 1985, Greg Nouveau launched a band called “Eye-2-Eye” and followed this up by writing and producing original songs including “Lovetrain“, “Third and Last” and “No Way“. In the mid-to-late 90’s, Greg Nouveau was involved in local studio work and live sound, as well as starting a New Romantic-inspired tribute band […]

Alex Iva– Lets Try

Alex Iva is a DJ and producer based in Barcelona who produces Pop, Dance and House music. Alex Iva is influenced by artists like Sigala, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, INNA, Major Lazer and Diplo and has been on the scene for 10 years and was previously known as DJ IVANOV. Alex Iva is currently performing live tours and events throughout Europe including in Paris, Milan, Ibiza, Berlin Barcelona, Moscow, Budapest, Bucharest, Zurich, Copenhagen, Warsaw with his music being played across the globe in venues like Maxim Club (Paris), Hoppetosse, Ritter Butzke, Chalet (Berlin), Kazantip (Crimea) Rodnya (Moscow)  and many more. The debut single from Alex Iva was entitled ‘Tell Me’ and received worldwide support from world famous artist “SIGALA’ who said “Your producing is awesome I love your style” resulting in big support on many channels and playlists around the world. The single ‘Tell Me’ received worldwide support and Radio airplay with a 1 million fanbase from Radio, DJ’s, YouTube channels & music blogs and was playlisted on 800+ Spotify Playlists and featured on Discover Daily. The brand new single from Alex Iva features Los Angeles based artist Dominic who’s music has been featured in the Big Bang […]

Santa Claus is rocking – Bradley Gillis

‘Santa Claus is Rocking’ is the brand new Christmas single from ‘Bradley Gillis’ put together by executive producer Simon Shire. ‘Santa Claus is Rocking’ is out for Christmas 2018 and features a superstar band of legendary musicians who have played with word famous acts like Donovan, The Cranberries, The Corrs, Glen Hansard, Brian Adams, Oasis, Sinead O’Connor, Westlife, The Irish Tenors, Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Genesis, Mike & The Mechanics, Chris Rea, The Chieftains and more. New York singer/songwriter Bradley Gillis provides vocals and has now made Dublin, Ireland his home.  When he’s not charming intimate venues with his soulful, jazzy tones, he effortlessly works a crowd in larger rock venues. Bradley’s on-stage presence is larger than life, but yet he maintains a friendly and personable disposition. At his gigs, this artist can seamlessly fuse rock, pop and latin with reggae and a touch of hip hop. Bradley Gillis, a seasoned guitarist himself, has his pick of accomplished musicians from which to choose for his live performance sets.  His energy and passion for his craft is boundless. He interacts with his audience, them with him and the dance-floor quickly fills. Bradley is a smooth operator and a joy to watch […]

MTN South Africa launches time-based music streaming subscription MusicTime!

MTN South Africa has announced the launch of MusicTime!, which it says is a world-first offering from Simfy Africa. MusicTime is a time-based music streaming service, offering users premium trending and locally relevant music through partnerships with key music labels and providers. The offering includes a countdown timer, top trending music and data. The timer clocks down as users listen to music. MusicTime! is available for 120 minutes for ZAR 5 or 300 minutes for ZAR 10, both valid for seven days from purchase. There are no subscriptions, no hidden data costs and no advertisments.

China’s largest music-streaming service, Tencent sets $1.1 b

NEW YORK, U.S. – Chinas largest music-streaming service, Tencent Music Entertainment Group has raised nearly $1.1 billion in its U.S. initial public offering (IPO). The music arm of the Chinese social network and gaming giant Tencent Holdings Ltd., said in a filing with the Hong Kong stock exchange that the music streaming company raised close to $1.1 billion after pricing its shares at the bottom of a marketed range. The company said that in its filing that it had priced its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) at $13 per share, which was at the low end of its indicated $13 to $15 per share range. According to the company’s statement, Tencent Music sold 41 million ADRs, and its existing shareholders sold a further 40.9 million, with a total of 82 million ADRs sold. So far this year, Tencent Musics U.S. IPO is the fourth largest among Chinese firms by deal value. For January-September, Tencent Music reported a 244 percent profit jump to $394 million. On Wednesday, Tencent Music will officially begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol ‘TME.’ Tencent Music added in the filing that its IPO will debut the company at a valuation of about $21.3 […]

What’s the Most Popular Music Streaming Service of 2018?

2018 will go down as a big year for music streaming services. Millions of people around the globe are transitioning to digital music as a subscription service, ditching CDs and even the pay-per-download model. Several of the biggest music streaming companies had initial public offerings this year, including Spotify Technology (NYSE:SPOT) and Tencent Holdings‘ (NASDAQOTH:TCEHY) recent partial spinoff of Tencent Music Entertainment (NYSE:TME). Here in the U.S., though, an old name reclaimed the top spot this year in the music streaming business. The biggest at home For the past couple of years, Apple‘s (NASDAQ:AAPL) growth strategy has been focused on its subscription services, and Apple Music is a tentpole in that segment. After surpassing 50 million users globally back in the spring, Apple Music just stole the top spot in America from Spotify. Both services have over 20 million paying subscribers in the U.S., according to a report from Digital Music News. It’s a tight race between the two companies, one that will probably continue to unfold over the coming years. At this point, Apple has more momentum in the States, though, getting a boost from cross-selling services alongside devices ranging from the iPhone to Beats headphones to the new HomePod smart speaker. […]

SYBS–Flex on the Beat

SYBS is a transatlantic, cross genre and pan cultural musical experience made up of artist/production duo Dobi and Yugy. The sibling duo are of Nigerian descent but currently split their time between London, Los Angeles and New York. The exhilarating sound of SYBS is a contemporary fusion of urban pop, R&B and African influenced rhythms. In their own words “It’s music that hits your head, hips and heart”. Dobi says “Besides the name touching upon us being brother and sister, the name also represents how music brings us all together and that makes us all siblings”. Adding to the poignancy here is that music also brought Dobi and Yugy together. “We were not that close as brother and sister when we were younger. It was ultimately a shared love of music that helped us find common ground and develop a stronger relationship over the years” Yugy says. SYBS is the culmination of two parallel lives in music. Dobi and Yugy share a grounding in classical music and panoramic listening tastes. The siblings are influenced by and grew up in a house where Beethoven, Mozart, West African High Life, Afrobeat, The Beatles, Motown, Sam Cooke, Madonna, Sade, Abba, Stevie Wonder, Michael […]


Seattle’s The Cool Moonmist Mountain Band announces the new album featuring truly in the moment tracks called “Live in Studio – 11/14”. The ‘group’ is a solo live, improvised electronic music project performed and produced by Jared Sand, who sends you down a road with this collection of tunes heavily fueled by Trip-Hop-Electronic Dance music with dense psychedelic layers. This album is an impressive improvisational live take compromised of 3 songs with heavy synth and multiple tracks of instrument samples and catchy loops. Highly recommended if you’re a fan of groups like Om Unit or Chemical Brothers. Jared adds – “For release “Live in Studio – 11/14″ the last few minutes are my favorite I’ve recorded to date. All music is composed with Ableton, live synth hardware, and live instrument loops. Performance consists of an improvised jam session.” You can stream ‘Live in Studio 11/14” via Soundcloud here: Also available on Youtube here:


Red Tent Records has announced the release of France-based electronic solo-artist Sound Strider’s latest LP entitled ‘Occult Electric’. Sound Strider (the brainchild of Sam Waks) who prides himself in being an electronic artist with a truly underground ethos and approach. With his latest efforts, he explores the deep space sectors of electronica that many other like minded artists don’t capture. The psychedelic canvas that he paints can ease your mind and send you in a trance that only dreams are made of. From organic analog body grinders to intricate digital brain busters, his spectral alchemy conjures up outlandish soundscapes laced with hypnotic polyrhythms. In 2018, Waks formed the label and production company Red Tent Records, along with long-time friend and collaborator Ghost In The Chill. Red Tent Records was created to bridge the gap between two worlds: – Man & Machine – Soul & Matter – Acoustic & Electronic “This release explores my relationship with chaos magic and the occult. In some sense it is about the search for a new way of being unbounded by the strict codes of monotheistic religion and/or scientific materialism.” You can stream “Occult Electric” via Soundcloud here: Visit Red Tent Records here: […]


Pittsburgh native and multi-instrumentalist Adam Rose announces the release of his brand new ambient psychedelic album from entitled “Levitate the Base”. He avoids categorization, simply playing what he loves, and his compositions show a wide variety of influences in which he has immersed himself. These songs take on a trippy element at times that worshippers of late ’60s bands such as early Pink Floyd or King Crimson could enjoy from a pure psychedelic, progressive and experimental aspect. Followers of newer instrumental bands like Russian Circles can appreciate these songs, as well of fans of early Joe Satriani’s guitar driven instrumentals. “Levitate the Base is a symbol of me overcoming tremendous pain to rise up and create an album I’m truly proud of. It is symbolic of taking all the shattered pieces of my life and forming one cohesive art form. The symbol also extends to my larger vision for humanity to rise up, and no longer be content with living lives of subservience, toil, and meaningless.” You can stream “Levitate the Base” on Spotify here: For more information on Adam Rose, please visit:


Singer/Songwriter artist Todd Warner Moore is back with a brand new album of original material entitled “Spark”. His newest album contains dashes of Folk, Americana, 70s Singer/Songwriter, Classical, Jazz, and Gipsy music. Even though Todd’s mainstay is more along the lines of acoustic driven songs, he has a knack for capturing different sounds of certain eras using an array of well orchestrated instruments throughout his masterpiece, including steel guitar, piano, viola and more. Todd Warner Moore’s style is reminiscent and can be compared to greats such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young and especially the Irish overtones of Van Morrison. “Spark” is, both lyrically and musically, a celebration of the canon of magnificent music and sublime songwriting I have heard over the years. I have painstakingly sculpted these songs with exceptionally talented and intuitive musicians, creating an album that follows its own self-contained universe of tales, confessional tones, and ebullience. I feel that it is the album I have always been striving to create.” “Spark” is available for streaming at: For additional information, please visit:

Adam Hood’s ‘Somewhere In Between’ (10.12) Streaming Now On NPR Music

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) NPR First Listen is streaming Low Country Sound songwriter Adam Hood’s ‘Somewhere In Between’ (10.12) in full, here: “Over the course of 11 songs, he also teases out the tension that, for him, lies at the core of what it means to be a small-town, southern singer-songwriter: describing small displays of deliberateness in a thoroughly easygoing fashion,” says NPR Music’s Jewly Hight. The Alabama native’s first album in nine years is a pure reflection of Hood’s live show. It was produced by Oran Thornton (Miranda Lambert ‘Revolution,’ Eric Church ‘Caught In The Act: Live,’ Angaleena Presley ‘Wrangled’) and recorded at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios. Known as the “go-to country songwriter” (Billboard) for songs like Brent Cobb’s “King of Alabama,” Anderson East”s “”Surrender“” and album cuts recorded by Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town and Lee Ann Womack, Hood is ready to be back on the road touring under his own name and with his music. Fri., Oct. 5 will kick off a run of headline dates through the Fall that will travel through New York, Chicago, Boston, Nashville and more. For more information and tickets, please visit ‘Somewhere In Between’ tracklist:1. Heart of a […]

China’s music streaming leader Tencent to go public in US

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The owner of China’s largest music streaming services is looking to strike it rich in the U.S. stock market. Tencent Music Entertainment plans to sell its stock in the U.S. as part of an initial public offering. The IPO documents filed Tuesday propose raising $1 billion, but that preliminary figure often ends up being substantially higher. Investor demand is likely to be high, given the rising popularity of music streaming and Tencent’s success so far. Tencent says its services have more than 800 million users, including 23.3 million subscribers who pay to listen to its music library. Most Read Business Stories Unlimited Digital Access. $1 for 4 weeks. It’s also profitable, having earned $199 million on revenue of $1.66 billion last year. Tencent’s major shareholders include the leading music streaming service Spotify, which went public earlier this year.

The best music streaming service

You probably already know that listening to music no longer requires trips to a music store, or purchasing individual songs or albums from iTunes to download to your computer. Today’s best music streaming services have millions of songs in their catalogs, offer personalized playlists, and feature exclusive internet radio shows and podcasts. But which should you pick and pay a subscription fee for? A good streaming music service has a straightforward user interface that makes it easy to organize a library of thousands of songs or playlists across the web, Android, and iOS apps, and in some cases, a desktop Mac or Windows app. However, while most music streaming services have these features, most of them aren’t free, and nearly all services require paid plans that grant you access to a full on-demand library of music and other features. While testing these music streaming services, I considered factors like audio quality options, social integration, and built-in lyrics. It’s also absolutely necessary that your streaming app plays nice with more than one personal device. These are all important points when considering which music service to pick and ultimately, make for a better listening experience. Spotify is the best streaming music service […]

Chinese Music Streaming Platform NetEase Cloud Music Signs Copyright License Agreement With Loen Entertainment

New York, NY (Top40 Charts / NetEase Cloud Music) NetEase Cloud Music, the popular Chinese music streaming platform owned by leading Chinese internet company NetEase, Inc., announced the signing of a copyright licensing partnership with Loen Entertainment, one of the largest entertainment firms in South Korea. With the signing, NetEase Cloud Music has been granted the license to the copyright of the firm’s music catalog, including a large collection of music as well as sought-after albums and tracks from popular performers, including IU, Apink, CNBLUE, GFriend, AOA and THE BOYZ. Loen Entertainment boasts a variety of music genres, covering the gamut from dance music, hip hop and R&B to folk, ballads, TV theme songs and electronic music. The collection will now become available on NetEase Cloud Music, including Palette and CHAT-SHIRE by IU, Miracle and ONE & SIX by Apink, 7°CN and BLUEMING by CNBLUE, Sunny Summer and Time For The Moon Night by GFriend, BINGLE BANGLE and ANGEL’S KNOCK by AOA, as well as THE START and THE SPHERE by THE BOYZ. In addition, NetEase Cloud Music has been granted the license to the copyright of popular albums including Post It by Loco, Gashina by Sun Mi, WHAT IF […]

INSCAPE – Alexandra Stréliski

EDITORS’ NOTES There’s a wistfulness to this album that emerges from its faded colours and the vintage feel of the muffled piano on many of its tracks. French-Canadian pianist/composer Alexandra Stréliski’s music is fragile and vulnerable, its surface optimism a mask for her deep introspection. But it’s also calming: The opening “Plus tôt” is a reassuring waltz, “The Quiet Voice” a lilting, innocent miniature. Stréliski returns to the full-throated sound of a grand piano for the beautiful “Burnout Fugue”, a mesmerising toccata, before delivering a gentle, rippling ballad, “Revient le jour”.

VI – You Me At Six

British rock band You Me at Six made their album debut in 2007 and rose to Top Five success in 2010 with their second effort. Founded in 2004 in Weybridge, Surrey, the band comprises Josh Franceschi (vocals), Max Helyer (guitar), Chris Miller (guitar), Matt Barnes (bass), and Dan Flint (drums). They made their recording debut in 2006 with We Know What It Means to Be Alone, a four-track EP that was followed by another, Untitled 4 Track EP. You Me at Six made their full-length debut one year later with Take Off Your Colours on Slam Dunk Records in the United Kingdom and Epitaph Records in the United States. Produced by Matty O’Grady and John Mitchell, Take Off Your Colours reached number 25 on the U.K. albums chart and spawned the hit singles “Save It for the Bedroom,” “Finders Keepers,” and “Kiss and Tell.” Thanks in part to heavy touring, including a performance at the 2007 Slam Dunk Festival, the band’s popularity grew steadily and earned them a nomination for Best British Band at the 2008 and 2009 Kerrang! Awards. Working once again with producers O’Grady and Mitchell, You Me at Six released their second album, Hold Me Down, in […]

Trench – twenty one pilots

twenty one pilots’ cathartic, kitchen-sink style—which folds in alt-rock, reggae, electronic music, and rap—is one of the most unique, unclassifiable commercial sounds of the 2010s. Formed by friends Tyler Joseph, Nick Thomas, and Chris Salih in Columbus, Ohio, the band took its name from Arthur Miller’s play All My Sons, in which a contractor knowingly sends off faulty airplane parts to Europe during World War II, resulting in the death of 21 pilots. The band self-released two albums before making the leap to a subsidiary of Warner Music Group in 2012, shuffling ranks along the way before settling on singer-songwriter Joseph and drummer Josh Dun as its core members. As a duo, they delved further into the idiosyncrasies of their sound—characterized by a minimal blend of keyboards, driving drums, and playful, self-probing lyrics—winning a Grammy in 2017 for their single “Stressed Out.” In 2018, they released the heavily anticipated Trench. A practicing Christian, Joseph credits his faith—and the sustained internal dialogue that comes with it—as a source of inspiration, using his art as a platform to wrestle directly with his demons. Touring behind 2015’s Blurryface, for example, he covered his neck and arms with black greasepaint on stage—a visualization of […]

Drip Harder – Lil Baby & Gunna

Rapper Lil Baby grew up in Atlanta hanging with friends like Young Thug, Coach K, and Pee, leaning more toward a life of petty crime and street hustling while his friends went on to thrive in the music industry. In 2015, at age 19, Lil Baby went to prison for two years for a probation violation. Upon his release in 2017, he jump-started his rap career with a mixtape called Perfect Timing, released in April of that year. The mixtape featured cameos from friends like Lil Yachty, Young Thug, and Gunna, and strong production from 808 Mafia, Brickz, and many others, highlighted by Lil Baby’s woozy flows. The mixtape immediately brought the young rapper fame, in part due to his affiliations with friends in the Quality Control family of artists as well as the 4 Pockets Full clique. As his mixtape attracted more listeners, Lil Baby worked constantly on new music, releasing singles like “My Dawg” and the Young Thug collaboration “Pink Slip” in the summer of 2017. Other 2017 releases included Harder Than Hard, 2 the Hard Way (with Marlo), and Too Hard. Lil Baby’s debut studio album, Harder Than Ever, appeared in May of 2018. Featuring guest appearances […]

A Star Is Born Soundtrack – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper

Glamorously gaudy, a self-made postmodern diva stitched together from elements of Madonna, David Bowie, and Freddie Mercury, Lady Gaga was the first true millennial superstar. Mastering the constant connection of the Internet era, Gaga generated countless mini-sensations through her style, her videos, and her music, cultivating a devoted audience she dubbed “Little Monsters.” But it wasn’t just a cult that turned her 2008 manifesto The Fame into a self-fulfilling prophecy: Gaga crossed over into the mainstream, ushering out one pop epoch and kick-starting a new one, quickly making such turn-of-the-century stars as Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears seem old-fashioned, quite a trick for any artist to pull off, but especially impressive for an artist who specialized in repurposing the past — particularly the ’80s — for present use, creating sustainable pop for a digital world. Perhaps unsurprisingly given her flair for grand gestures, Lady Gaga has deep roots in drama. Born Stefani Germanotta on March 28, 1986, the future Gaga played piano as a child and pursued musical theater in high school, regularly auditioning for New York-based television shows, notably landing a background role for a 2001 episode of The Sopranos. At the age of 17 she enrolled at New […]

Soph Retief–Sick of U

  Soph Retief is a singer-songwriter based in London composing in styles such as pop, electronic and soul. Born and raised in Singapore, Soph Retief grew up singing and playing the violin, piano and guitar. Soph Retief wrote her first composition at 12 years old and since then she has been continuously bringing her music to the studio. Soph Retief won the 2016 MTV Project Aloft Star South East Asia songwriting competition as well as awards in the 2017 UK Open Mic and Future Music Songwriting competition. Soph Retief is currently located in London studying a BA in Music whilst regularly developing her songs in the studio and performing live. Soph Retief is infuenced by artists including Adele, Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and Hailee Steinfeld. The brand new single ‘Sick of U’ from Soph Retief was produced by Mateo Donoghue at Audiohaus Studios ( Jess Glynn, Sugababes, Skepta, Calum Best ) and is out now from all good digital stores worldwide. Online:

Giulia Tudisco – I Don’t Know

  Giulia Tudisco was born in Rome on the 31st March 1997. During her teenage years in the city she grew both as a musician and as a singer playing different musical genres with various local bands and widening her musical tastes and abilities while gaining experience both in live and studio sessions. At the age of 18 she moved to Leeds (UK) where she chose to focus on her own original music and started performing as a solo artist. In January 2017 she met Anglo-Italian musician and producer Peter Leach and the two started working together on Giulia’s songs, taking inspiration from different pop and rock artists such as Hozier, John Mayer and Bruce Springsteen. In March 2017 they started recording Giulia’s first five-track EP at Leeds Beckett University’s studios accompanied by Peter on drums, Dave Laycock on bass, Luca Fagagnini on electric guitar, Jake Mehew playing keys, Jevon Burnard on the cello and Giulia playing the acoustic guitar and singing. The EP was then mixed by Peter and mastered at Woodpecker Mastering Studios in Brescia, Italy. Giulia Tudisco’s ‘Like Water’ is a pop-rock EP with a rhythm and blues vibe. The instrumental arrangement and compositional feel become a […]

TEN10 – Chip

British rapper Chipmunk began his musical career during grime’s first wave of artists in the U.K., eventually moving toward a more mainstream hip-hop sound that brought him success in his home country and America. After the release of his second full-length, 2011’s Transition, Chipmunk officially shortened his name to Chip, signifying a gradual return to his grime roots. The change coincided with the collapse of Jive Records and Chip’s subsequent move to T.I.’s label Grand Hustle. His first release for the label was 2012’s London Boy mixtape, which featured both U.K. and American guests, including Iggy Azalea, Meek Mill, Skepta, and Wretch 32. Over the next three years — and two further mixtapes, Get Dough or Die and Rap vs. Grime — Chip re-established himself as grime artist; in particular an artist who wasn’t afraid out call out his peers, as in 2015 when he called out Tinie Tempah during a freestyle on BBC Radio One. Later the same year he also began feuds with Bugzy Malone and Yungen, as well as releasing a two-part EP series called Believe and Achieve. By 2017, Chip was fully submerged in the London grime scene; signified by the release of his third album, […]

YSIV – Logic

An imaginative and stylistically dynamic rap artist who emerged during the early 2010s, Logic launched his career through uploads and independent mixtapes prior to reaching the mainstream with a Def Jam record deal. Born Sir Robert Bryson Hall II in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the rapper, singer, songwriter, and producer dropped a mixtape as Psychological in 2009, then shortened his name. After the 2010 release of Young, Broke, & Infamous, Logic joined the independent label Visionary Music Group. A one-tape-per-year schedule continued with a trilogy of Young Sinatra releases, a period during which he toured internationally without label support and was selected for XXL magazine’s Freshman Class of 2013. Additionally, Logic and Visionary Music Group worked out a contract with Def Jam. Logic released his major-label debut album, Under Pressure, in October 2014. Executive produced by No I.D., it didn’t need any guest appearances to enter the Billboard 200 chart at number four, and was eventually certified gold by the RIAA. The Incredible True Story, an ambitious concept album based 100 years in the future, arrived in November 2015 and peaked at number three on the Billboard 200. The following year, Logic embarked on the Endless Summer Tour with G-Eazy, YG, and […]

Chris – Christine and the Queens

“I wanted to write an album that could give justice to being someone complex in the pop world,” the surging French star sometimes known as Héloïse Letissier tells Apple Music. “Pop music is so much recently about trying to simplify narratives, and I was trying to complexify mine. Christine is really me taking your shirt and talking to you really up close. I just want to make sure you actually meet me.” If you have not yet made her acquaintance, you are about to: Her second album under the name Christine and the Queens takes her alter ego a step further with a bolder, more androgynous iteration named Chris. “The first album was born out of the frustration of being an aberration in society, because I was a young queer woman,” she says. “The second was really born out of the aberration I was becoming, which was a powerful woman—being lustful and horny and sometimes angry, and craving for this will to just own everything a bit more and apologize a bit less.” While the new album, also named Chris, undoubtedly works as an exploration of identity and sexuality and power—and as self-aware performance art worthy of touchstones like David […]

Sweetener – Ariana Grande

Armed with a mesmerizing, nimble soprano—and a vocal register often likened to Mariah Carey’s and Christina Aguilera’s—Ariana Grande began her career as a child star on Broadway and Nickelodeon before transforming into a pop and R&B powerhouse. Instantly recognizable thanks to her signature ponytail, cat ears, babydoll dresses, and breezy self-confidence, her slyly sexual personal brand has, like that of the Spice Girls before her, become an iconic image of young female power. But Grande is more than a symbol: Over the course of several albums and scores of hit singles—beginning with 2013’s “The Way” (featuring Mac Miler) through The Weeknd-assisted “Love Me Harder” and “Break Free” (featuring Zedd)—she has consistently outshined her male collaborators and deftly parlayed her stardom into activism. An LGBTQ advocate and outspoken feminist (“I’m tired of living in a world where women are mostly referred to as a man’s past, present, or future PROPERTY,” she tweeted in 2016), she uses her platform to confront issues like misogyny, sexism, homophobia, and bullying, spreading a message of love over all. Nowhere was this more clear than in May 2017: After terrorists attacked her concert in Manchester, England, killing 22 and injuring hundreds, Grande continued her tour. “Perspective […]

Golden Boy – Kojo Funds

Kojo Funds emerged amid a number of rap artists mixing Afro-swing, dancehall, and R&B in the late 2010s. He was born and raised in East London — an area that also produced Dizzee Rascal, Kano, and Wiley — but was also of Ghanaian and Dominican Republic heritage, and African and Caribbean influences would later influence his work. Kojo’s music career began in 2014 when he started freestyling with friends, and their encouragement led him to take his musical aspirations seriously. His first track, “Want from Me,” was released in 2014 and featured his melodic rap style as well as demonstrating the impact of dancehall on his music. In 2016, Kojo released the track that would prove to be his big break. He collaborated on “Dun Talkin’” with Abra Cadabra, and it won the Mobo 2016 Best Song Award. ~ Bekki Bemrose


MindMassage music unites meditation and mindfulness with funky groovy jams and catchy beats. Created by hypnotherapist Alexander Golombeck, MindMassage includes guided meditations, mindfulness, electronic dance, spoken word, singing, live violin and saxophone. Hypnotherapy and guided mediations are often combined with music, whether it’s to relax, focus or to assist in suspending your thoughts for a while. The concept behind MindMassage is to integrate the two fully in a purposeful manner to allow listeners to get fully in tune with their senses and body. Alexander Golombeck is originally from Manchester, England and studied Criminology at University in Nottingham before pursuing a career in finance. In his own words he says “After facing a series of personal challenges I realised that I was not pursuing my true purpose in life and decided to change paths and went on to study hypnotherapy and cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy”. Alexander Golombeck’s infuences include Massive Attack, Pearl Jam, Daft Punk, Faithless, Joe Strummer, The Roots, There Verve, Lemon Jelly, Sigur Ros, AiM, Erykah Badu, Mylo, Pink floyd, Jeff Buckley, Chili Peppers, Underworld, David Guetta and eastern and western philosophers such as Rorty, Descartes, Satre, McKenna & Watts along with pioneers in hypnotherapy and mindfulness such as Erickson, […]

Elizaveta Antonova & Yuri Vekshin – Non lasciate chi amate

Yuri Vekshin is a composer and member of the International Union of Composers of XXI AGE. Yuri composes music in the genre “Classical crossover”. He creates music and music settings with a very special and attractive sound, skilfully balanced harmonies softly reveal the narration. Yuri considers the music as one of the most universal expressions of human feelings, believing that the emotions do not depend on boundaries and time. Although none of his parents are professional musicians, his father, an experienced pilot, studied music being a teenager, but he did not stop playing the piano building a career of a pilot. Yuri recalls how he was listening to mainly classical music at home in his childhood. Yuri Vekshin and Elizaveta Antonova got acquainted in 2017 at one of the concerts in the conservatory. Elizaveta is a singer with lyric soprano, her voice is very expressive with the unique timbre. Yuri has understood that Elizaveta is one of those rare performers who may burst with heart and soul, and who possesses vocal technique as well. Elizaveta started to pursue music from the age of 7 at music school, then she graduated from the College of Arts, now she studies at the […]

Persian superstar and MTV ambassador ‘Tohi’ to release debut English single ‘Esta Bonita’

Hossein Mousavi aka ‘Tohi’ was born on 25th January 1989 in Tehran the capital of Iran. At the young age of thirteen Tohi had a strong interest in rap and R&B music and decided he wanted to follow his dreams of becoming an International artist and break boundaries by becoming the first Persian rapper. Through passion and determination Tohi took his music to the next level after relocating to Dubai to focus solely on his work of creating hit songs. Tohi started to build a remarkable audience making a large impact on Asian markets worldwide. In 2010 Tohi relocated to London to continued his work with existing producers from his home town as well as new producers from all over the world. Tohi is now an existing artist in International markets with a large fan base of over 10 million across his social networks. He has released over 50 single’s and 20 music videos which have all received over 20 million plays through online streams. Tohi is most famous for hit songs such as ‘Ba Man Miraghsi’, ‘Ba Maram’, ‘Roya’, ‘Khodaya Mercy’ and ‘Amazing’. Tohi currently tours internationally numerous times a year at top venues around the world. Tohi’s greatest […]

Travel Light – Children of Zeus

Manchester duo Children of Zeus, a.k.a. Tyler Daley and Konny Kon, have said that when you live in a city that never stops raining, there isn’t much to do except sit inside and make music. Despite the gloomy conditions, the pair’s full-length debut is a warm and intoxicating fusion of hip-hop, jazz and soul. Their vocals float between rapping and singing with ease, maintaining a meditative pace made for Sunday-afternoon lazing. Keen to showcase more of Manchester’s rising talent, they invite R&B vocalist [ K S R ] to smother “All on You” with his honey-smooth voice, while rapper/singer Layfullstop contributes to the laidback ode to positivity “Fear of a Flat Planet”.

Rolling Papers 2 – Wiz Khalifa

With a series of hits that bundled gangster rhymes, weed talk, pop hooks, and slick production, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania rapper Wiz Khalifa went from breakthrough single (“Black and Yellow”) to feature film star (Mac and Devin Go to High School) in the short span of two years. Along the way there were revered mixtapes, sports anthems, a friendship with West Coast legend Snoop Dogg, the proliferation of his crew referencing Taylor Gang or Die T-shirts, and a friendship with the late actor Paul Walker that inspired the massive hit “See You Again.” A military brat, Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Thomaz, was born in 1987 in Minot, North Dakota. After his parents divorced when he was three, he lived in various places and military bases around the world. His first attempt at committing lyrics to paper was around age nine, and at 12 he was already recording and producing his own records in his father’s Oklahoma studio. Settling in Pittsburgh during his high school years, Khalifa laid down the groundwork for a solo career and kept busy recording music in a local studio, I.D. Labs. He stood out among the studio’s regulars, prompting the I.D. Labs’ staff to offer him […]

BEASTMODE 2 – Future

Known for a uniquely fluid and melodic yet mumbling vocal style, rapper Future busted out of Atlanta at the dawn of the 2010s with a flurry of mixtapes, high-charting albums, certified platinum singles such as “Turn on the Lights” and “Low Life,” and contributions to several other hits as a featured artist. Born Nayvadius Wilburn, he grew up in his city’s Zone 6 section with roots in the ATL’s Dungeon Family, who dubbed him “the Future.” Mentored by cousin and fellow Dungeon Family member Rico Wade of the revered Organized Noize, Future released his first mixtapes in 2010 and early 2011, which left him poised for a mainstream breakthrough. A few months after the January 2011 release of his third mixtape, Future was featured on YC’s “Racks,” a single that bubbled up to the Top Ten of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart. Shortly thereafter, the rapper signed with major-label Epic, and “Tony Montana,” his proper debut single, subsequently peaked just outside the Top 20. Its parent album, Pluto, landed the following April and debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, supported by the number two R&B/hip-hop hit “Turn on the Lights,” which earned Future his first RIAA platinum certification. No […]

Scorpion – Drake

Canadian songwriter, producer, rapper, and singer Drake sustained a high-level commercial presence shortly after he turned to rapping in 2006, whether with his own chart-topping releases or a long string of guest appearances on hits by the likes of Lil Wayne, Rihanna, and A$AP Rocky. Each one of the former child actor’s first four proper albums, as well as a 2015 mixtape, topped the album charts in his native Canada and in the U.S. Though he caroused with his most hedonistic contemporaries, Drake was frequently praised for his sensitive, introspective approach to rap and R&B. He also used his platform to support emerging talent like the Weeknd, and eventually formed his own OVO Sound label. Known initially for his role as Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi: The Next Generation, the Toronto, Ontario-born Aubrey Drake Graham stepped out as a rapper and singer with pop appeal in 2006, when he initiated a series of mixtapes. A year later, despite being unsigned, he scored major exposure when his cocky and laid-back track “Replacement Girl,” featuring Trey Songz, was featured on BET’s 106 & Park program as its “Joint of the Day.” He raised his profile throughout the next several months by popping up […]

Dare – The Hunna

The Hunna are a four-piece indie rock band from Hertfordshire, England. Singer/guitarist Ryan Potter, lead guitarist Dan Dorney, bassist Jermaine Angin, and drummer Jack Metcalfe quickly built a local following before teaming up with producer Tim Larcombe (Lana Del Rey, Halsey) to record their debut single. “Bonfires” and its B-side, “She’s Casual” were released in October 2015, coinciding with the Hunna’s first supporting tour with Bristol-based band Coasts. They spent much of 2016 in the studio recording their debut album 100, which saw release later the same year. Following headline slots at the Festival Republic Stage at Reading and Leeds Festivals, the band prepared for the release of their sophomore record with the lead singles “Summer” and “Dare.” The ten-track Dare was released in 2018. ~ Timothy Monger

Music Week Top 10 Club Chart star ‘Angel’ drops new single ‘Habibi’

After a year of travelling the globe and working with a bunch of the hottest producers along the way, London songstress ANGEL announces her new sound with the release of the epic pop-dance track ‘Habibi’. The uplifting single is produced by the much in demand UK producer Rymez, famed for his work with Wiley on the No. 1 smash ‘Heatwave’ and the No. 3 hit ‘Can You Hear Me Ft. Skepta & JME’. Rymez other credits include James Arthur, Krept & Konan and he was the producer of the platinum hit ‘Hurtin’ by Steff Lon-don feat French Montana. Many of Angel’s musical influences have found their way onto the production, there’s nods to Dubai in the lyrics and middle-eastern melodies and hooks throughout the track. These are underpinned by South Asian rhythms and even Drum N Bass flavoured beats, which together make for an eclectic but concise piece of EDM/Pop. A remix package also follows the release, which includes a deep house remix from Khool C11ty, who recently saw their track ‘In Ma head’ go viral on Instagram plus further remixes from Shayal who delivers a stripped down approach with flashes of late night trap. The release also includes a […]

Osborne Jones – Ever Closer

Osborne Jones are a musical duo consisting of David Osborne and David-Gwyn Jones. The pair met in their teens in the Midlands of England and have worked together and with others on projects and in bands ever since then. Their latest album is entitled ‘Ever Closer’ and is the follow up to their previous album ‘Only Now’. The new album ‘Ever Closer’ was produced by Teddy Thompson and features players such as Albert Lee, Will McFarlane and Kenny Vaughan. Their song ‘Sometime Soon’ previously won the Gram Parsons Guitar Pull Song Contest and is currently the theme to renowned environmentalist Bill Macdonald’s acclaimed short film ‘Sometime Soon; A Wake-Up Call’. Osborne Jones have previously released ‘Out of Blue Yonder’ and ‘Long Night Moon’ and the songs and music for ‘Saskia’, The Album. Osborne Jones are part of the New Traditional Country scene that is growing in LA and elsewhere. This centres on The Grand Ole Echo and Ronnie Mack’s Barn Dance and includes people like Rosie Flores, James Intveld, See Hawks In LA and Rick Shea from Dave Alvin’s Guilty Men who produced their previous album ‘Only Now’. Rick Shea also plays pedal steel guitar on the new album ‘Ever […]

The 6 – 67

South London’s 67 started life as a street gang before evolving into a music and media brand that involved a number of people from the Brixton Hill area in London. 67 strove to break away from the U.K. grime scene, instead pursuing a sound that had more in common with Chicago drill, in the process defining themselves as leading U.K. drill artists. The main players in the 67 family originally included six MCs — LD (with his iconic mask), ASAP, Dimzy, Monkey, SJ, and Liquez — the backing tracks were primarily handled by four main producers, known as Mazza Munroe, Gotti, LA Beats, and Carns Hill. They began to gain serious attention with their breakout track “Live Corn” in 2014; the following year they cemented their reputation with two high-profile singles, “Skengman” and “Take It There,” followed by their first acclaimed mixtape titled In Skengs We Trust, released just before SJ stopped appearing on releases for reasons that 67 refused to discuss. In 2016, the crew set their sights even higher. Their early single, “Let’s Lurk,” not only featured Giggs but set the table for their first charting mixtape, also titled Let’s Lurk, which ironically placed at number 66 in […]

Palo Santo (Deluxe) – Years & Years

Showcasing the melismatic vocals of Olly Alexander, London’s Years & Years artfully combine ’80s-style ambient synth pop with funky electronic beats. The group came together in 2010 in London when multi-instrumentalists/producers Michael Goldsworthy and Emre Türkman met online while looking to start a band. They eventually added vocalist and actor Alexander after hearing him singing at a friend’s house while taking a shower. The trio’s keyboard and electronics-based sound first gained exposure when the single Traps was released on Kitsuné Music in 2013. The group’s second EP, Real, came out in February 2014, and with some impressive live dates under their belts, Years & Years announced they had signed a deal with Polydor. Their first major-label single, Take Shelter, appeared in August 2014, followed by a collaboration with the Magician on Sunlight a month later and by the release of Desire in November. In 2015, on the heels of winning the prestigious BBC Sound Of award, Years & Years released their debut full-length album, Communion. Well received, the album debuted at number one in the U.K., and peaked in the Top 50 of the U.S. Billboard 200. The following year, they were nominated for four BRIT Awards and contributed the […]

Blue Eyed Boy – Time

Blue Eyed Boy is fronted by ‘Johnny Rose’ an electronica/pop artist and singer/songwriter based in London. The brand new single from Blue Eyed Boy is entitled ‘Time’ and is taken off the album ‘ Blue Eyed Boy’. The single ‘Time’ recently made it’s chart debut on the Kings of Spins DJ Chart at NO 1 run by BBC Radio One essential mix and Cafe Del Mar creator, Eddie Gordon.   Johnny Rose, frontman of Blue Eyed Boy is influenced by artists ranging from Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix, David Bowie, Marc Bolan, Human League, Gary Numan, Kraftwerk, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen to Nick Cave, Richie Havens and Michael gira/Swans. The incredible self titled 10 track album ‘Blue Eyed Boy’ was released worldwide on 21 May 2018 on B.E.B Records with distribution via InGrooves. Blue Eyed Boy Online

World Cup 2018 Football Fever starts with The Scoundrel Squirrels – Pobeda for England

The Scoundrel Squirrels are a one piece outfit fronted by mastermind ‘Mondie’ who hail’s from Leeds but is based in London. The Scoundrel Squirrels and are set up to fuse the wonders of music to the glories of an England football World Cup campaign. They exist due to the firm belief that a tournament as massive and as captivating as the World Cup should have a soundtrack to feast the ears whilst the spectacle of England’s progress to the finals absorbs the mind. The Scoundrel Squirrels have had previous success with 80’s Leeds Indie outfit ‘The Pleasure Garden’ who are known for their EP ‘Sacrilege In Smalltown’, featuring the songs ‘Love Paradox’, ‘Whites Of The Eye’, their opus, ‘Feel Of A Thousand Whispers’ and their biggest hit single, ‘On a Midnight Picnic’. Mondie had a stint with ‘Big Hearted Arthur’ with the EP ‘Soaked In Wine’ featuring the title track, plus two other belters ‘My ID’ and ‘Judo Throws’. Mondie released his first solo single ‘Too Late’ and follow up’s ‘Angst-Ridden’ and ‘Speak Louder’ and has also featured in Italian Indie band ‘The Grinning Moondogs’ before launching the World Cup songs ‘England’s Roar’  (South Africa 2010 ) and Glory ! Glory […]