## Press Release: Laetitia Sam Launches Powerful New Single “Redemption

Rising star Laetitia Sam proudly releases her latest single, “Redemption,” an empowering anthem that showcases her vocal prowess and songwriting skills. The new track is now available on all major streaming platforms and promises to resonate with fans of bold, inspiring music. “Redemption” starts with an engaging blend of deep drumbeats and crisp guitar riffs, setting the stage for what is an emotionally powerful and sonically captivating song. Laetitia Sam’s commanding vocals immediately draw listeners into a narrative of overcoming and empowerment, echoing the strength found in both the song’s lyrics and its dynamic production. In “Redemption,” Laetitia Sam explores themes of personal strength, independence, and transformation. The chorus, “Spread my wings and learn to fly, they’ve been broken my whole life,” serves as a rallying cry for anyone seeking to reclaim their life and spirit after hardship. This line, delivered with Laetitia’s profound vocal intensity, encapsulates the song’s message of self-liberation and renewal. The production of “Redemption” complements its lyrical depth with a polished sound that blends classic rock influences with modern pop sensibilities. The track features powerful guitar solos and precise drumming, creating a musical experience that is both nostalgic and forward-thinking. Laetitia Sam, known for her unique […]

FLOWERS FOR JUNO – “Without Love”: The Gothic Rock Awakening

Just when I thought modern alt-rock had shown me all its crazy colors, along comes Flowers for Juno with “Without Love,” and my mind is officially blown! This track isn’t just another addition to the genre; it’s a bold, electrifying masterpiece that’s setting the stage for a whole new era of gothic rock greatness. Let’s talk about the ending first because, honestly, it’s like nothing I’ve experienced before. The song wraps up with a sudden silence that hits you like a plot twist in a blockbuster movie. It’s unexpected, leaving you hanging on the edge of your seat, craving more. This silence isn’t just the absence of sound; it’s a canvas for reflection, making you think about everything you’ve just heard in a whole new light. Now, onto Benjó James’ vocals – they’re a force of nature! From haunting whispers to powerful growls, he’s got a range that could give the legends of gothic rock a run for their money. There’s an emotional depth to his voice that draws you in, making every word he sings resonate on a deeply personal level. It’s like he’s not just singing; he’s speaking directly to your soul. Musically, “Without Love” is an intricate […]

LUCHI Releases New Epic, “You’ll Hurt More”

Hey, music aficionados! Buckle up because I’ve just hit the jackpot with a tune that’s pure gold – an artist I’ve reviewed before with a previous epic track, “Things He Handed Down”. That artist of course is Luchi, the maestro behind the sensational track, “You’ll Hurt More.” Picture this: a groovy cocktail of Motown soul with a pop-rock twist. It’s like if Marvin Gaye and The Rolling Stones had a musical baby. Intrigued yet? I’m a total sucker for a track that starts with a bang, and this one? It kicks off with a mesmerizing piano sequence, layered with some epic guitars that just set the mood. But wait till you get to Luchi’s vocals. Man, it’s like a sonic boom! It’s got this power that commands attention, yet it’s so velvety smooth it’s like honey to your ears. Pure magic, I tell ya! But let’s not stop there. As the melody progresses, you’re treated to this Motown-esque rhythm that’s just irresistible. And then, outta nowhere, the drums roll in, and you’re surfing this pop-rock tide that feels oh-so-nostalgic yet fresh. Now, the chorus? Hold onto your hats, folks. It’s not just any chorus; it’s a soulful, heart-tugging masterpiece. The […]

Brazilian Band Armored Dawn Drops Optimistic Single ‘Brand New Way’

Armored Dawn surprises with new single “Brand New Way”. Single sets the stage for the release of the band’s fourth studio album. Last Friday, August 4th, the Brazilian band Armored Dawn released their newest single “Brand New Way”, which is part of the band’s forthcoming fourth album, which will be released in the second half of 2023. Different from the heavy theme of the last singles “S.O.S.” and “Tides”, “Brand New Way” brings a more optimistic view of life, of how we shouldn’t let ourselves be overwhelmed by defeats or by those who want to bring us down, as there is always a new beginning and a new path to follow. Like the previous singles, “Brand New Way” was mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback) and mastered by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica), and again shows a great evolution in the band’s sound. The music brings the characteristic identity that marks Armored Dawn’s sound, expands horizons and surprises those who still don’t know the band’s music. Listen to the single “Brand New Way”: https://bfan.link/brand-new-way As is Armored Dawn’s tradition, the new single also features a super-produced music video, directed by Rafael Agostino, also the […]

Chicago’s Fast Rising Star ‘Seraphina Sanan’ Drops ‘Left It All Behind

‘Left It All Behind’ is the new single from ‘Seraphina Sanan’. Seraphina Sanan is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter from Chicago, Illinois whose music journey began at age four. A talented artist trained in acting, dance, and vocal theatrical performance, she spent more than a decade sharpening a powerful sound that sets her inner world to music through an unforgettable blend of rock, pop, and heavy metal. Introduced to music and songwriting at the age of four, Seraphina spent 11 years honing the straightforward approach and unique sound that represent the perspective of her generation. Her singular melodies quickly caught the ear of industry pros, leading to collaborations with artists like American rapper Twista (produced by Toxic Productions out of Blockhouse Studios in Chicago). Now, the fresh voice of Gen Z draws from real-life experiences to create music that reveals her inner world while sparking vital conversations about the issues and emotions that affect today’s youth. The first of six original tracks by the talented young artist (also set to release through NI Music Group), this initial pop-influenced ballad hits hard on the universal theme of relationships gone sour, bridges burned, and lessons learned. In true punk rock fashion, the gifted Chicago […]

‘Outono Music’ a label specializing in rock and metal and distributed by Universal, release new ‘Kryour’ single “Why Should I Know?”.

Song is the first preview of an upcoming EP that the band is preparing. The band Kryour, which has established itself as one of the prominent names in metal in Brazil, released on March 3rd, on all digital platforms, the unprecedented single “Why Should I Know?”. In addition to streaming, the composition received a remarkable music video, available on the group’s official YouTube channel. With a heavy and melodic sound, Kryour presents fans with a sound rich in influences, which looks to the future, with a focus on working with more modern sounds. The band uses electronic elements and more accessible melodies in the instrumental and vocal lines, however, without leaving aside the heavy sound that marked their trajectory until then. The single “Why Should I Know?” is a release by Outono Music, a label specialized in rock and metal, distributed by the major Universal Music, the world leader in the music segment. Listen to the single “Why Should I Know?”: https://umusicbrazil.lnk.to/WhyShouldIKnowK/ The band, which is based on melodic death metal and metalcore, plans to release an EP in the near future, in which it explores musical references and styles, arrangements and effects in more depth, resulting in more memorable […]

Corporations, governments and looters are destroying the Amazon Forest, Find out more and watch ‘The Land’ from metal gods ‘CULTURA TRES’.

On Friday, February 24th, metallers from CULTURA TRES released “The Land”, the third single from their upcoming album “Camino De Brujos” due for release on April 7th, 2023 via Outono Music/Universal Music in the Americas and Bloodblast in the rest of the world. “The Land” is a dense song, which addresses a heavy issue of extreme urgency and importance. “For us the lyrics of ‘The Land’ are the most meaningful of the album, they strike a nerve in all of us as South American born musicians, as Venezuelans, Brazilians and Colombians. I can’t help but feel the frustration, the powerless feeling of seeing our Amazon forest being eaten alive by corporate interests (…) We are part of this problem, we are part of a society that directly or indirectly endorse atrocities against mother nature and against indigenous people.” comments vocalist Alejandro Montoya. LISTEN TO THE SINGLE: https://umusicbrazil.lnk.to/CaminoDeBrujos/ The track also features a music video with cinematic images that masterfully makes us feel the overload of anger and sadness at seeing countless corporations, governments and looters together acting as an evil front that our ‘Amazonas’ have no defense from. By addressing a topic like this, the single is able to make […]

Metal band ARMORED DAWN unveil their new single “Wayfaring Stranger” a heavier version of the Johnny Cash classic.

After a successful comeback with the official music video for “S.O.S.”, and the brutal single “Tides”, Brazil based, Metal band ARMORED DAWN has released their newest single “Wayfaring Stranger”, a heavy version of Johnny Cash’s song. “Wayfaring Stranger” was recorded at renowned Dharma Studios and mixed and mastered by renowned producer Heros Trench, a Latin Grammy winner, with more than 200 bands under his belt.The band decided to record a new version of the song after some members had watched the movie “1917”, whose soundtrack features “Wayfaring Stranger” in a scene that brings a lot of reflection to the audience. The song is popular from the American Christian songbook, and it talks about a lonely walker who goes through the odds of this world, and hopes to get to heaven, the place where his loved ones already are. The current lineup of Armored Dawn, which includes Eduardo Parras (vocals), Tiago de Moura and Timo Kaarkoski (guitars), Heros Trench (bass), Rafael Agostino (keyboards) and Chris Oliveira (drums), continues to work on future releases. The band’s upcoming album, Brand New Way, was produced and recorded at the renowned Dharma Studios, in São Paulo, by Rodrigo Oliveira and Heros Trench, mixed by Chris Lord Alge and mastered by Ted Jensen, two top names in North American music production. Acclaimed since the […]

‘Deann René touches the soul with her awesome new full-length album ‘Paint a Dream’.

‘Paint a Dream’ is the new album from ‘Deann René’. Paint a Dream was produced by husband, Kris Brown, along with Ron D’Agenio and Deann, and recorded at Austin’s Hoodoo Studio. Paint a Dream, proves that it is life’s varied experiences and heartbreaking disappointments that are essential ingredients for creating songs capable of touching another’s soul. Drawing from an array of genres and influences, including pop, rock, R & B and worldbeat, Deann has painted musical images worthy of both gallery walls and earbuds everywhere. Standout tracks include “Superman,” an homage to her son, who served as the inspiration for Deann’s steadfast drive to keep her musical dream alive; “Kiss Me,” which has a Stevie Nicks-like pleading vocal vibe, expertly augmented by Charlie Richards’ emotive lead guitar work; and a piercingly powerful song about a refugee’s wake-up call in the land of the red, whit blue upon finding that the American Dream can be an elusive bill of goods for those who find themselves unwelcome in this new land. “Paint Her a Dream” — which features worldly percussion from Kostamos Yiacoumis —issues a rebuke to those individuals who greet new arrivals with hateful catcalls to ‘Go back to where ya […]

The single “Seven Desires” is the first preview of the newest force of Brazilian rock. Find out more and watch the video.

Band formed by well know musicians in the Brazilian scene releases first preview of debut album The band Supernoise is a new name in the Brazilian rock scene, however it is formed by musicians of the highest caliber. The band, which defines itself as “Brazilian gringo rock”, is preparing its fans for the release of its first full-length album, which hits the market through the partnership Outono Music/Universal Music. The group released on November 25, on all digital platforms the single “Seven Desires”, a strong hard rock full of energy. Listen now to the new single “Seven Desires”: https://umusicbrazil.lnk.to/SevenDesires/ The track also got a special music video released on the same date, on Supernoise’s official YouTube channel. “Seven Desires” is the first of a few singles that the band will release before the full album, which will have eleven original tracks and is expected to hit the music market in the first half of 2023. Supernoise’s singer, Cristopher Clark, gained great prominence on the scene with the spotlight of the X-Factor Brazil television contest, in which he won the first edition, that got him a contract with Sony Music Brasil for a solo album. However, he has a much longer […]

In search of positive melodic storylines ? Check out the new single ‘Ghost In Your Head’ from ‘AnoTribe’ off his new hard rock album ‘Songs From My Head’.

‘Ghost In Your Head’ is the new single from ‘AnoTribe’ taken from his new album ‘Songs From My Head’. Both the 13 track album & the single have a consistent hopeful ANGER lyrically about the world today. Musically it easy to embrace the driving riff-heavy guitars and mix of drums/beats making sure HARD ROCK lives on!! AnoTribe is a creator of musical short stories w/ HEAVY RIFF laden lines and GREAT BEATS. His sound delivers the raw emotion of a skeptical mind in search of positive melodic storylines. AnoTribe plays all instruments, sings all vocals as well as arranges all drums/beats. All tracks are written, recorded & mixed by the AnoTribe in his two studios. Online: https://www.anotribe.comhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/2XhygopjvZ9LCOOW4PR4U0?si=b34sr7-mQDWp8uyezGfaRQ&nd=1.https://soundcloud.com/anotribe.https://music.amazon.com/artists/B0BJ1359LF/anotribe.https://music.apple.com/us/artist/anotribe/1649621040.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55rGg2KqzH4.https://www.instagram.com/anotribe_music/.

Brazil’s rock metal heroes ‘Armored Dawn’ release powerful new song entitled ‘Tides’.

After a triumphant comeback with “S.O.S.”, Armored Dawn releases their newest single “Tides”, delivering even more heaviness. However, like the previous song, this current record also addresses deeper sentimental themes, such as melancholy. The launch took place on all major streaming platforms on September 30th. The song was recorded at renowned Dharma Studios and mixed by renowned producer Chris Lord Alge (Muse, Green Day, Nickelback), while mastering was handled by Ted Jensen (Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Metallica). Listen to the new single “Tides”: https://umusicbrazil.lnk.to/Tides Armored Dawn’s current lineup is comprised of Eduardo Parras (vocals), Tiago de Moura and Timo Kaarkoski (guitars), Heros Trench (bass), Rafael Agostino (keyboards), and Chris Oliveira (drums). Armored Dawn Find a concept, work with the right partners and invest in the potential to pursue your dreams. From this perspective, Armored Dawn was born in 2014 and within a few years became relevant in the Brazilian metal scene. After all, they toured alongside great bands such as Saxon, Megadeth, Scorpions, Whitesnake, Europe, Hammerfall, Rhapsody, Fates Warning, Sabaton, Tarja Turunen, in addition to joining Motörboat, the cruise of the legendary band Motörhead. The first two albums, Power of Warrior (2016) and Barbarians in Black (2018), were produced […]

Rockers Heavisyde are bringing the summer love with their latest single called ‘Summer Kiss’

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’ […]

Music Mirror previews Mileage 51’s debut album

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 […]

Will Guest’s latest EP and single previewed by Music Mirror UK

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 […]

Music Mirror reflects on Savannah’s new EP and single

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. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLAyf6gpxBY Savannah are reviving the spirit of rock and roll by taking one pub, venue or festival at a time. The “Savannah […]

Music Mirror reflects on Come Alive, EP and single by Coracle

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’ forthcoming album reflected in Music Mirror

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” […]

Music Mirror reflects on She Don’t Like Rock n Roll

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 […]

Music Mirror reflects on Gram Holli and the Berries’ release “The Woods”

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 […]

Boy From the Crowd’s forthcoming EP

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 […]

New Pop Rock Artist Inspired by Music, Literary and Entrepreneurial Greats

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 […]

Music Star Emerges from Musicals to Release Soul Rock Pop Single

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 […]

The Datsuns launch sixth album this October

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 […]

The Script – Superheroes

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

Glastonbury 2014 – independent weekend review

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 release EP after notable gigs and festival

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.