NYC’s, Dream Logic Breakout Sophomore LP ‘My Black Arts’ *Free Single Download Available Now*

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Sophomore album from US funk rockers out now,

through Chaos Music Company

New York trio The Dream Logic announce breakout sophomore album “My Black Arts’ Free Download of single “Drunken Monkey” here!

Dynamic and unpredictable, The Dream Logic are a trio who deal in impactful funk rock music with several left-field twists. Experienced musicians with eclectic influences, they are a group who keep the audience guessing with some masterful bending of genre.

With added elements of rootsy modern soul, this band is happiest working across styles with influences ranging from country tropes to subtle jazz moments. What every track has in common though, is assured quality.

A ‘band’ of three friends who have gigged together over the years and only recently decided to record together, the trio are now celebrating the release of their rocking second album ‘My Black Arts’.

With songs written over a long period by primary songwriter Charles Compo (guitar, vocals, flute) and developed with long time partners Jerry Brooks (bass guitar) and Camille Gainer Jones (drums), this is their second LP – a follow up to last year’s self-titled debut. Both albums have been the result of organic music making between three skilled musicians who enjoy playing and writing together, but for the new LP the group were joined in the studio by additional guitarists Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) and Vernon Reid (Living Colour) – a classy pair of players who also laid down their own contribution.

This result second album of 14 genre splicing songs of top quality. For a taster of ‘My Black Arts’, check out funky album track ‘Drunken Monkey’: https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-logic/drunken-monkey

The album as a whole is described by the band as ‘the story of the secret life around us’, those intangible moments in life when you know things are happening around you but you can’t put your finger on what, how or why. Recorded in New York’s prestigious ‘The Cutting Room’ studio, the new album echoes the raw talent on show for the band’s 2013 debut, developing the sound further and placing the experienced musicians on a more assured footing than ever.

Between the members of the band, there is a lot of stage and recording experience, having played and toured with the likes of D’Angelo, Joan Jett, Christina Aguilera, Les Nubians and many others. And, if there is anything approaching a ‘mission statement’ for the band, it’s that they want to distil all that experience down into songs that are simple, but effective. Perhaps the band put it best themselves:

“You know how you go someplace like a restaurant or someone’s house and they serve you food that is so simple, you had it a million times before, but somehow it’s just perfect.  That’s what we are going for.” – The Dream Logic

‘My Black Arts’ is out now through Chaos Music Company.

 

Links:

  1. thedreamlogic.com
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  3. facebook.com/thedreamlogic
  4. twitter.com/thedreamlogic

Lettie to releases Single ‘CrossRoads’

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Artist : LETTIE featuringDAVE BARBAROSSA

Title: ‘CROSSROADS’

RELEASE DATE: 18 August

LABEL: White

Official website: http://www.lettiemusic.com

 

 

The young and stylish majesty of soulful, (similar to) French disco is set to release her new EP ‘Crossroads’ featuring Dave Barbarossa on 18th August.

Lettie’s edgy and original voice is made even more atmospheric with legendary Barbarossa’s tribal drumming and punk aspects added to her track, and the extremely positive comments on her smooth website, saying she is ‘enigmatic’ and suited to be ‘bubblegum pop’s cooler older sister’ show that she is definitely a rising star.

Vision Music Promotion have portrayed Lettie as a keen and inspiring individual, telling the world that she herself approached Barbarossa to produce the indie track. The press release also states that the song was recorded with ‘very few overdubs’- giving evidence for her pure and perfect voice and boldness.

This will no doubt make millions love her even more. Her success doesn’t even stop there- not only was ‘Crossroads’ mixed by Grammy award winner Cameron Craig, but she is also set to release her fourth album later this year which she worked on with Mark Vernon, the thriving journalist and broadcaster.

Lettie’s expert voice, Barbarossa’s historical and popular tribal drumming, and her professional links and killer confidence will get her track a long way in the music industry.

Legendary Dave Barbarossa as drummer for both Adam and the Ants and Bow Wow Wow was instrumental in creating the “Tribal” drumming trend that was popular among British and some American bands in the 70s and 80s. Having made a huge mark on punk music before drumming with Republica in the mid 1990s, he continues to perform with Adam Ant and his own band Cauldronated.

Jessie Lowes – Stars

1907653_747267308657180_1430118672708597097_nEmotional single begins the run up to a debut album release

Available from September 22nd, ‘Stars’ is the new single from acoustic singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes. Based in Northumberland and specialising in a delicate mix of clear vocal and guitar picking, Lowes is a songwriter not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve when it comes to her music. The single ‘Stars’ was written for her mother who passed away in 2008 from Cancer, and the song is a tribute to their close relationship:

https://soundcloud.com/jessie-lowes83/jessie-lowes-stars

It’s hard to believe that a song this delicate is the work of an ex-cage fighter and club level rugby player – the light touch and subtleties of her music covering a tougher background than most, a childhood that music played a huge part in.

It comes as little surprise to learn that Jessie grew up around music, often using it as an escape. Her Uncle Tony Raine was a famous jazz pianist working with the likes of Louis Armstrong, Julian Slade, Judy Garland and Diana Ross, and had his own TV show in the 60s called MusicBox. And it is from this solid pedigree that Lowes’ musical pedigree was borne.

And now, with further singles and an album due before the end of this year, Jessie Lowes is set to take her love affair with music to the next level.

‘Stars’ will be available from September 22nd.

 

Links:

 

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessie-Lowes/166706493351429

 

Million pound for a Street Busker

Si Cranstoun, A Cambridgeshire based street artist has been swept up by Warner Music Group. 

 

The busking superstar has been dominating the vintage scene for some years now, gathering a strong indie following. Warner Music Group now look to set up the male singer songwriter that could excel his career into the mainstream.

His vintage sound has seen him rise to the label of being, King of all things vintage and has brought him a great deal of success on the street of Cambridge so far. Recently supporting acts such as The Overtones on their Nationwide tour and BBC Radio 2 having featured his work on their playlist, it is fair to say that the time is now for Caterham-born busker.

His latest single is called ‘Caught in the Moonlight’ and has a sweet and smooth sound. Think Jamie Cullum meets Michael Bublé. His lyrics roll off the tongue and give that summer festival feeling. So lets all join hands and sway from side to side for this very special track.

Tell us what you think of Caught in the Moonlight in the Comments. Also if you get a chance share this video with your friends and family, to brighten up their summer holidays.

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‘Empty Blue Skies’ from The Mcooleys (New EP)

Soravit_Lertphiphat_mcooleys_7The Mcooleys are a British born but Mallorca based trio inspired by the bands of the 60s and 70s, their music characterised by percussively strummed guitars and energetic writing. Given a contemporary twist by the members’ flair for performance and writing style the EP is out now.

For a taste of their impactful style, complete with distinctive vocals from Adam Booley, check out their track ‘What Happened Tonight’: https://soundcloud.com/themcooleys/what-happend-tonight

Formed by brothers Adam Booley (Vocal,lead guitar) and Matthew Booley (2nd vocals, drums) with best friend Jake McCann (Bass guitar), the trio are quickly building a local reputation by gigging around the island of Mallorca.

A guitar based group with their very own swagger and style, they are hoping to take their music to a wider audience with ‘Empty Blue Skies’ – starting with the full UK release of the EP.

‘Empty Blue Skies’ is available now from online stores.

Online:

http://www.themcooleys.com/

https://www.facebook.com/EmptyBlueSkies?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/themcooleys

Instagram: THE_MCOOLEYS

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https://soundcloud.com/themcooleys

 

 

Vali Ohm shines the spotlight on our ‘Fragile Earth’ with 2nd album

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An Essex based singer-songwriter who writes with a mainstream British indie music feel, Vali Ohm is an experienced musician who has been playing and writing since before one of his earlier bands supported Oasis before their big Brit-pop era breakthrough in 1993.

More recently, in the run up to the release of his second album, Ohm has found himself studying environmental groups such as Friends of the Earth, The Wildlife Trust, Sea Shepherd, Animals Asia, UK Honey Bee Conservation Society and Greenpeace – all of which have served as inspiration for his latest, environmentally minded album ‘Fragile Earth’.

His second solo album, every track is based around environmental or animal welfare issues which Vali Ohm has found close to his heart. And it is not only in his lyrics that he is hoping to draw attention to the cause.

In an album release event on the 18 July, Ohm will be releasing promo copies of the album into the sky attached to helium balloons from outside the Head office of Greenpeace at Canonbury Villas, London and then onto Sony Music Head Office in Derry Street. Joined on the day by members of The Wildlife Trust, Sea Shepherd, Animals Asia, UK Honey Bee Conservation Society, Friends Of The Earth and Greenpeace, the day is designed to draw attention to the album and the issues that lie within.

The album is arguably some of Vali Ohm’s finest work and sees him at his most confident as a songwriter. Working with Frank Arkwright (Blur, Oasis, The Smiths, Joy Division, Snow Patrol, Primal Scream) in Abbey Road Studios last year, the big name producer compared his music to the likes of Coldplay and Manic Street Preachers – fine company for any aspiring songwriter.

Links:

www.valiohm.com

https://www.facebook.com/vali.ohm.9

https://twitter.com/Valiohm

https://soundcloud.com/valiohm

 

The Fireflies burn bright with self-titled debut EP

London duo’s six track release set for late July

After a chance shuffling of desks in an Old Street office, Harry and Luca formed The Fireflies. They release their glittering debut EP in late July.

Having cast off suit, boot and tie for a career in the music industry, Harry (vocals, guitar) and Luca (guitar) are busy building their fast growing fan-base. They have already flown high with top quality recordings, a gig at the 2014 Trinity Cambridge May Ball and busking to huge crowds on London’s South Bank.

Voice, woven guitars and poetic lyrics are the trademark of The Fireflies’ debut six track album. Check out their first release, ‘Silver Leaflets’ : https://soundcloud.com/thefirefliesband/silver-leaflets

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Writing and performing is in The Fireflies’ DNA. Nephew of legendary actor Daniel Day-Lewis, Harry turned heads of record execs from Universal Music after an impromptu cover of ‘Superstition’ with The Noisettes at his uncle’s film premiere after party. He then opened for The Sugababes, and performed solo at the Montreux Jazz Festival with Oxford’s Big Band. Harry’s former harmonies group were crowned world runners up at ICCA (collegiate A Cappella), to a packed Lincoln Centre in New York, with his rendition of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’. Following that, the group sold out three runs of The Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

Already flying high, The Fireflies’ path is set to burn bright with the release of their new EP at the end of the month.

Upcoming Gigs:

The Troubadour on 24 July

The Bedford on 14 August

Clare Island Seafood Festival in Ireland on 22 August

Barfly Camden on 10 October

 

Links:

http://thefireflies.co.uk

http://twitter.com/fireflieslondon

http://soundcloud.com/thefirefliesband

http://youtube.com/thefirefliesband

http://facebook.com/thefirefliesband

SouLost get heavy with ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2’ EP

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Electronic rock group set for first four piece EP on September 1st

Having released last February’s ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 1’ EP as an electronic-rock three piece, SouLost return with part two this Autumn with an added bassist and a brand new sound.

‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2’ marks an evolution of sound from the London based group, with new bassist Lux joining Ceira (vocals), Stef (guitar/songwriter) and Law (drums) to create a heavier, more expansive sound that veers closer to melodic speed rock than the songs on its predecessor.

For a taste, check out this sneak peak – EP track ‘Without Me’:

https://soundcloud.com/soulostofficial/without-me/s-jnDQT

 

Boasting a brilliant female vocal and a huge, layered sound, the track indicates a genuine step forward for the band in terms of sound, and should see them build on support already garnered for their first EP.

The lead track from ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 1’ was titled ‘Save Me’, and saw SouLost featured on the Best of British Unsigned playlist, leading to airplay in 16 countries over 88 radio stations. It was also featured on Amazing Radio’s ‘Amazing Rock Show’ playlist upon release, and SouLost will be hoping their new direction provokes similarly positive feedback. Not bad at all for an EP written by Stef during a 6 hour wait to be rescued with a broken down car.

‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2’ is available from September 1st

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/soulostofficial

https://twitter.com/soulostofficial

https://soundcloud.com/soulostofficial

 

Brand new UK soul star set for debut single release ‘Backsliding’

Scarlet Baxter looks to break through with August 18th single release

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A London based artist with a fiercely independent streak, Scarlet Baxter is a female singer-songwriter who has been described as ‘Lauren Hill meets Jimi Hendrix’. A killer combination of stellar vocals and soulful guitar backing thanks to co-writer Dominic Ireland, Scarlet Baxter is an artist with a genuine chance of breaking through having turned the heads of some the industry’s top names.

https://soundcloud.com/scarletbaxter/scarlet-baxter-backsliding

With a new EP ‘Stuck’ due for release soon, lead single ‘Backsliding’ is a classy introduction to Scarlet’s powerful sound. Having worked on the EP with producers including John McLaughlin (known as ‘The Hit Man’ thanks to previous successes), Jud Mahoney (Michael Jackson, Dolly Parton, Chris Brown, Usher, Mariah Carey) and Natalie DeLucia (Britney Spears), this is music not only well written but also superbly captured by a team of industry heavyweights.

Scarlet Baxter is no stranger to the spotlight since winning performance contests as young as 14 years of age. Later, she went through years of musical theatre training and, although the musical theatre is not reflected in her earthy style, she did learn the art of performance and gain confidence in her own ability.

More recently, her star has continued to rise thanks to numerous support slots with Lester Clayton as well as playing Barfly, Camden with Stax Revue. It’s little wonder her music has featured on London’s BBC Introducing with Gavin Crowley, with The Stage and Television Today also marking the talented songwriter as ‘One to Watch’.

 

Online:

WEB: www.ScarletBaxter.co.uk

TWITTER – @scarletbaxter

FACEBOOK –  www.facebook.com/scarletbaxtermusic

INSTAGRAM – scarletbaxter

Candi staton on BBC Radio in Memphis

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Candi Staton one of the greatest voices of the disco era is to perform’ In the Ghetto’, she’ll also be performing one of Elvis’s Peace in the Valley.  Candi’s new CD will make its debut in the UK this coming October.

Candi Staton has had 50 years in the music industry and overtimes has accumulated a great number of successful songs over the years. An ideal candidate then, to commemorate 60 Years of one of the most iconic men in Rock ‘n’ Roll. Staton and a few other name acts will be meeting up at the same studio in which the rock pop icon began his career to recreate some of his greatest hits, with their own vocal renditions.