Rockers Heavisyde have released a new single called ‘Summer Kiss’ featuring Amanda Power. This is a fun song about summer love and a longing for that special kiss. With a style they’ve rightfully dubbed ‘Swag Rock,’ Heavisyde is on a mission to return electric guitar based Rock ’n Roll to its former glory. And with their thrilling mix of prog guitars and Anthemic hooks, they might just be the band rock fans have been waiting for.Check out the song here: To connect with Heavisyde, click on the link: https://linktr.ee/heavisyde Stream the track here: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/heavisyde/summer-kiss-feat-amanda-power
Artist C York has released his new single called Prince of Persia, which is a reference to the game/movie Prince of Persia.
Artist C York has released his new single called Prince of Persia, which is a reference to the game/movie Prince of Persia. “It also holds another meaning for me, to remind myself that I have to be the best version of myself and not let others waste my time.” says C York C York is inspired by many artists that have come before him and uses music as an outlet to express himself. “I just want to inspire others after me and keep the music going without the past. There would never be a future.” he continuesFollow him on Social media:Instagram: LX3TurmanSpotify, Soundcloud, Youtube: CYorkStream his music on Spotify:
Don’t look in the mirror, It’s HALLOWEEN and the ‘The Sultan’ is your perfect Pop companion as he lets loose his "Monsters"
With “Monsters” the Hamburg singer The Sultan releases his latest work in style of the spooky season. The single is not only a must-have for every Halloween playlist, but also convinces between the lines. As an oriental sultan in a turban, he sings and dances like a Western pop star and thus unites two cultures that are particularly close to his heart. We have now spoken to the Sultan of Pop in an interview about his new single “Monsters” and why his art contributes to inclusion and integration. We are happy to make the interview available to you royalty-free. THE SULTAN OF POP – INTERVIEW As pop sultan you have created a unique music project. What does it mean to you to combine Eastern and Western influences? The Sultan: It’s about combining the best of both influences into one positive concept. I have always been good at finding common denominators. At home we used to live oriental values, among friends and at school I adapted to the Western culture. That’s how I got to know and love both sides and therefore I know exactly how to convey this feeling of unity in an entertaining way. The Sultan of Pop is […]
With a prolific flair for producing big tracks with exquisite arrangements, ‘Dar.ra’ gets the tropical brass going on vibrant new single ‘Rise Like The Sun’
While we as a world speed forward on an uncharted flight to an unknowable destination, predictions and hearsay is all you hear in the backseats on this excursion into a strange new Paradigm. One prediction that has come to play out is Dar.Ra whose album New Kinda Normal released in 2019 told of tales of future society changes, while the front cover art showed a couple walking down and empty high street in a bubble. Did he know something we didn’t at the time and was anyone paying attention to the fine lines of that release. Since we have seen massive changes and other artists not releasing any new material, we have seen more out put from Dar.Ra rather than less. The EP ‘Stand Up For The Heroes’ was an honourable attempt to give the Keyworkers and Frontline Heroes of the Pandemic something more than just a round of applause, something that people could sing and show their Love, with proceeds given to Frontline worker charities. The ‘Whisky n Honey’ EP featured a great Bowie style track with sublime subplot of a Love given up on for a pursuit of fast love and neon highs only to end up empty […]
As the world enters a new state of mental war, Irish Rock star ‘Dar.Ra’ is bringing free thinkers together to the protesting sound of his anthemic, stomping, massive rock beat and sound of war!
We live in a rapidly changing world, where the progress of society should be measured on the happiness and wellbeing of its citizens, rather than the pockets of the few. We see countless billions spent on missiles and defence of the free world to keep out an ideological enemy that is already eating its way through the fabric of western civilization. The irony is that no external weapons need to be unleased when ideas will do the job for you. ‘Answers to the issue of the survival of Human beings will not be solved by Politics, but a new force of Logic that allows the best ideas to win’. ‘The Beat’ Bhangra Stance remix is a new take on a track from Dar.Ra’s ‘New Kinda Normal’ Album that suggests that if we carry on with our blinded unquestioning view of the Politics of greed we will repeat the same mistakes that we blame our Grand Parents to making. As the world enters a new state of mental war Irish Rock star Dar.Ra is bringing free thinkers together to the protest sound of his anthemic, stomping, massive, Indie Rock beat, vocal and sound of war – Muzicmirror The ‘New Kinda Normal’ […]
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Dubai based Mileage 51 play blues-rock that nods to its American and British roots. Their first album Stone Unturned celebrates the classic retro sounds underpinning today’s music scene. On lead vocals and guitar is Lorne Riley Jr. Lorne is from Chapleau in Ontario in north Canada. As a student at Carleton University, Lorne played in the Blue Cotton Seals Band, where he connected with Jim Robinson, Solle Svan and Roy Bolwede and formed Dubai-based expat quartet called Stereotypes. In order to become Mileage 51, they took on new lead guitarist Doug Bernie, also on lead and backing vocals. Originally from Lethbridge in Alberta, Canada, Doug Bernie studied the Royal Conservatory curriculum on piano and moved to guitar in his early teens, as well as playing covers locally with his father on drums. Doug’s career was established in Toronto by 2002. He formed the trio Electric inspired by the vibe and energy of his heroes including Hendrix and Clapton. Electric became Toronto based blues-rock Devolver until Doug moved to Dubai and met Lorne in 2014 and joined Mileage 51. Multi-instrumentalist and producer Roy Bolwede provides drums, keyboard, guitar and bass. Roy started playing aged 3 in Gothenburg, Sweden, and by age […]
The new EP Only Life and single Coming Home will soon be released by UK singer-songwriter Will Guest, who was inspired by music including 70s and 80s funk, rock and acoustic songs by artists such as Damien Rice and David Gray. Will Guest, known for the humour in his performance, is from Northamptonshire where he started composing and performing in local venues and at festivals with his best friend and musical brother, the late Rich Brayshaw. In 2006, Will relocated to Spain to perform at the Anshebeen Irish bar as a solo artist and ended up playing across the Costa Blanca. Incorporating humour into his set, Will delivers a melodic punch of catchy guitar driven rock pop with both a classic and contemporary feel. The songs on his latest EP Only Life reflect on his life and the ups and downs along the way. The band currently consists of Will Guest on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals, Les Tropek on drums and percussion with Santi Costa playing bass. All members have played since their teenage years, inspired by the classic funk and rock albums of the late 70’s and early 80’s, then later by the softer acoustic music from […]
Savannah are an emerging Britrock band from Telford, Shropshire, who quickly established a strong local following and are now releasing their first EP. The Savannah line-up is Liam Ball on vocals, Jason Lewis playing guitar, Tom Jones on bass and drummer, Harry Neat. ‘Rockin the gaff’ is Savannah’s game since they formed in 2013 and played venues including 02 Academy in Birmingham, The Shed in Leicester and The Robin 2 in Bilston. Savannah have also played various festivals including Farmer Phil’s and Oakfest and supported bands such as The Troggs, Bad Manners, Big Country and members of The Jam. In two years the band have created a wealth of original material with just a few of these songs featuring on their self-titled Savannah EP. The Savannah EP was produced by Gavin Monaghan at Magic Garden Studios, Wolverhampton. Previously, Savannah released their first official single “Move” at the Town Hall in Telford. The music video for Move features the band recreating a top of the pops feel by using vintage 80’s cameras and hiring a bus for their fans. Savannah are reviving the spirit of rock and roll by taking one pub, venue or festival at a time. The “Savannah E.P” […]
Coracle is a project by Leeds based producer and professional pianist and keyboard player Jonathan Doherty. He has written and performed for various original bands and played for tribute acts and theatre shows across the UK. He is currently playing summer festivals with folk / hip-hop band The Demon Barbers. He is also a composer and has recently completed his first feature length soundtrack for Australian thriller Vital Signs. Coracle is Doherty’s first solo project. “Come Alive” is the debut EP from Coracle. This 5 track E.P is Coracle’s first official release and follow up to his first song also called ‘Come Alive, which became a Record of the Week on Amazing Radio and won a competition to be on the Summertime Compilation by Paris label So French Records. Come Alive was supported by Tom Robinson on BBC6 and playlisted by various Radio stations including Mixx FM in Charleroi, Belgium. Subsequently, Coracle’s track Everything to Live For was given an exclusive first play during an interview with BBC Radio Lancashire’s Glen Hunt. Another track “Running” also received similar blog attention and radio support and was released on So French Records’ Wintertime Compilation earlier this year. The EP includes also includes […]
Kamikaze Test Pilots are an alternative rock band, originating from Zimbabwe where brothers Ryan and Wes Niemandt grew up. Relocated The band was formed in 2005 in Zimbabwe but relocated to the United Kingdom where they were joined by bassist Simon Buckett in 2009. The line up now consists of Simon Buckett (Bass/guitar), Wes Niemandt (Drums/vox) and Ryan Niemandt (Lead vox/guitar). Kamikaze Test Pilots draw their influences from bands like System of A Down, Soundgarden, Clutch, The Melvins and Alice in Chains and have recently supported Nick Oliveri of Queens of the stone age. Entertaining The band’s sound is entertaining with a hard rock edge or, in their own words: “Kamikaze Test Pilots is, as the name suggests, a contradiction: a no-rules, non-conforming suicidal mesh of influences and a sound that reinvents itself with each new song”. Kamikaze Test Pilots deliver a powerful rock sound with melodic vocals, chugging rhythm, guitars and searing solos that have already been played on BBC Introducing, Total Rock, Rock Radio Germany and Amazing Rock. What the press say: Metal Hammer – “A grooving and soulful approach to hard rock that’s aggressive and odd”. Big Chees – “Totally bat shit crazy and I love it” […]
Blues rock, psychedelic fusion group The Freddy James Band formed in August 2013, fronted by vocalist, guitarist and songwriter, Freddy James. The band have gigged at London’s top venues and now release their first single She Don’t Like Rock n Roll. The band contains Freddy James on vocals and guitar, Neil Cox on drums and Jim Harrison on bass. Aged 5, inspired by his father’s music collection, Freddy James stood on some old boards in the garden pretending to be on stage and playing a guitar. Surrounded by the music of Duane Eddy, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Harvey Mandell and Jimi Hendrix, it was no surprise Freddy got into music, especially when his parents gave him a guitar for his eighth birthday. Neil Cox started playing drums at 14 and took up lessons from Bob Armstrong, whose own drumming and tuition career make him one of the best. Inspired by his favourites such as Weather Report, Parliament, The Police, Led Zepplin and Jamiroquai, Neil took up the drums after watching Stuart Copeland in The Police and drummer Buddy Rich, who toured with his orchestra in the 70s and 80s. Jim Harrison started playing music at school when he took up […]
Gram Holli and the Berries with Cornershop’s Drummer Andy Return from Tour to Release Album These lads from Lancashire say they are “born in Leigh, not On Sea, but on a navigation, absconded to Atherton, biked to Bolton, and were produced in Preston.” They’re fresh off a tour through Europe having played gigs in such places as Manchester, Milan and Munich. The British Invasion is not over, boys and girls. Get ready for the second wave! Lancashire Lads ” Gram Holli and the Berries” are on the way. This Brit band was “born in Leigh, not On Sea, but on a navigation, absconded to Atherton, biked to Bolton, and were produced in Preston.” They’re fresh off a tour through Europe having played gigs in such places as Manchester, Milan and Munich. Who are these Lancastrian lads? The Lancashire Lads are: “Gram Holli” (lead vocals, guitar, bass and keyboard), Cornershop’s Andy Flynn (drums), Richard (“bowing” strings), Steve (“blowing” brass) and Alan Gregson of West Orange Studios (“perfecting” production and background vocals). Their melodic and catchy new album “The Woods” is a fine example of the band’s current musical musings. The album features the single “True Love” and is out now on […]
Anyone who fears that London’s bold musical heartbeat is faltering could be reassured by the recent arrival of The Boy From the Crowd on the scene. Inclinations The London-based rock duo comprises Vinny Piana and Vegas Ivy who formed The Boy From The Crowd when their musical inclinations collided in 2013. The pair shared musical influences from Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf, Captain Beefheart and Jon Spencer. Vinny, born in the south of France, toured Europe and the UK with various bands and composed soundtracks for films, including a Sundance favourite LoveSexy. Then Vegas added his pounding voodoo drums to Vinny’s long-cherished new musical venture. Imperfections Summing up his take on their approach, Vinny says: “One of the things that makes rock ’n’ roll great is its little imperfections and riding on the edge of disaster, knowing full well that any second it could all just fall apart.” Their EP ‘Where the Bees Come to Die’, produced by Vinny and recorded in Maako studios, London, contains their first single Revelator, which is already receiving enthusiasm from the music press. Future FM Magazine wrote: “The so-called “two-man team that’s putting the boot back into blues” seem to have recorded a winner of […]
Creating hits armed with a Dictaphone for melodies, iPod for inspiration and pen and notebook for lyrics, Gaurika Hayer is a pop-rock singer-songwriter, most similar to Pink, Avril Lavigne and Kelly Clarkson. Michael Jackson, Madonna and Elton John are also inspirations. Gaurika has worked with some of the music industry’s leading producers such as David Frangioni, known for his work with Santana, Rolling Stones and Elton John among others, and Pete Wallace whose production roster includes Pink, Jessica Simpson and Julio Iglesias. Alongside Great musicians have also played alongside Gaurika such as Mark Hudson (Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, Cher, Ozzy Osbourne, Boyzone and Leann Rimes) and Rudy Perez (Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Il Divo, Michael Bolton). Solo artist Jon Secada provided backing vocals on Gaurika’s song “Stronger”. London gigs include Madam Jojo’s cabaret club in Soho, the Roundhouse in Camden, the Cedar Room in London’s Islington, plus private gigs at Kensington Hotel and St James’ Hotel, Jermyn Street, London. Gaurika managed to secure herself a showcase at Selfridges during December, a previously unheard of accomplishment for a new independent artist. Position Gaurika has had plays on BBC radio and made charity appearances in Chelmsford and Meadowhall, Sheffield, alongside X […]
Raised in London’s East End, making it through the BRIT school with Jessie J, then featuring in high profile musicals and theatre productions; Donna HineZ releases a soul, rock and pop album with her first single Ice Cream out in November. Donna HineZ, 26, was the born in Greenwich, south east London, the youngest of 3 sisters to Jamaican parents and raised nearby in Catford. In between ballet, tap and jazz classes, Donna got her singing practice in early by recording herself on a tape recorder and the sounds of RnB, soul, jazz, pop and reggae emanated from the family living room. Surrounded Surrounded by music and inspired by it, Donna cottoned-on early to the importance of stage presence and learned to have fun while singing by pretending to be on stage. This led to regular showcases for friends and relatives, performing with her two older sisters. Also important in the formation of a future music star were Donna’s rebellious teenage years at school when faced with the ravages of peer pressure. Music again was her escape as she started writing songs and producing them in the music rooms at her secondary school. Donna says: “It felt like home to […]
Published on 3 Aug 2014 The Datsuns new song from the forthcoming album “Deep Sleep” out this October. Available as a free download from their Bandcamp page Here’s the story from Music News The Datsuns will return with their sixth album ‘Deep Sleep’ in October. ‘Deep Sleep’ was recorded during a 10 day plunge into Roundhead Studios in Auckland over summer. The album will run 34 minutes from start to finish. ‘We’re not fucking around,’ said singer Dolf de Borst. ‘We’re all conscious of the fact that we don’t live close to each other and we’re getting older and people have families, so if we’re together, we’re going to make records.’ The Datsuns are: Dolf De Borst ‘ vocals / bass Christian Livingstone ‘ guitar Phil Somervell ‘ guitar Ben Cole ‘ drums The Datsuns were the ‘next big thing’ of 2002 when they released their debut record ‘The Datsuns’. Their derivative rock sound predated the latter international successes from Jet and Wolfmother. On the new record The Datsuns continue to source from the past with sounds of Black Sabbath, Blue Oyster Cult and Deep Purple evident throughout this record. Listen to Caught In The Silver from ‘Deep Sleep’. The […]
Published on 21 Jul 2014 ‘Superheroes’ is the first single from the new album ‘No Sound Without Silence’ which will be released in September 2014. For more information visit: http://smarturl.it/ScriptOfficial Sign up to The Script’s newsletter here: http://smarturl.it/TheScriptnl Subscribe to The Script on YouTube: http://smarturl.it/TheScriptyts Stream The Script’s music: http://smarturl.it/ScriptStream ————– Follow The Script online: Facebook – http://smarturl.it/ScriptFB Twitter – http://smarturl.it/ScriptTwitter Instagram — http://smarturl.it/ScriptInstagram Google+ – http://smarturl.it/TheScriptgplus Music video by The Script performing Superheroes. (C) 2014 Sony Music Entertainment UK Limited
2014 festival shows how diverse cultural roots are inspiring pop mainstream With 200,000 people, or a veritable city, airdropped into a huge farm in Somerset, promising performers of all persuasions were going to attract a crowd. Acknowledged As acknowledged by Sophie Ellis Bextor, pop and disco have once again found their places at Glastonbury, allowing audiences and acts to bond over some classics to sing along and dance to. Eager faces of all ages could be seen lip-synching to every word along with Ellie Goulding, Bryan Ferry, Caro Emerald and Dolly Parton. It was wonderful to see the return of lighter mainstream genres, popular for good reason that they are great to let your hair down to, singing and dancing along, rekindling happy memories. Fans can be themselves Compared to some harder dance genres that have dominated the charts, pop and disco say “I like this whatever you think” and are free of the occasional self-consciousness of rap or hip-hop while leaving fans to be themselves without prescription dress, moves and lingo. Evident this year was the rise of the DJ to rock star stats, as Sasha, DJ Pierre, David Morales, Shy FX, Above and Beyond and many more entertained […]
The Framed are a 4-piece band from Aberdeen consisting of Glynn McGregor (drums), Gareth Burr (guitars), Steve Ross (rhythm guitar) and Jamie Reid (vocals and bass). The group formed due to a distinct love of all things musical driven by a desire to get out of working 9 to 5. Their music is upbeat rock with some punk simplicity, indie sensibilities and some sometimes naive and thoughtful lyrical content thrown in for a more Vindaloo type kick. The band have recently recorded their debut EP at Monnow Valley Studios with producer Paul Tipler and mastered it at Metropolis Studios with John Davis. With the release of the EP ” I Don’t Know “this month, their first festival performance already behind them and gigs plays over last few months, the future should be exciting for this band. “I Don’t Know” is the latest single from The Framed and will be released on 30 June 2014.