Alan Mair, Bassist of ‘The Only Ones’ Releases Debut Solo Single ‘Four Winds’

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He’s a rock-star, whose had support from the likes of ‘U2’ and ‘Simply Minds’, and has also supported ‘The Who’, on their USA tour, the ‘White Stripes’ and ‘Primal Scream’ with ‘The Only Ones’, of which he co-produced the first two albums. He’s played at Glastonbury, 02 Wireless Festival and CBGB’s New York – to name a few. His first band ‘The Beatstalkers’ were the first Scottish Boyband who set the female hearts of Scotland in to overdrive when they caused a riot on 1965 in Glasgow’s George Square.

Alan Mair has been writing songs for many years, and witnessing the current accessibility to worldwide digital distribution of music, and the ability to keep control of it, he has decided to finally release them.

Alan’s first band ‘The Beatstalkers’, used to work with David Bowie in his early years as a song-writer, and during that time they became good friends. On one occasion at his boot shop in Kensington market Alan gave David a pair of boots he couldn’t afford and had his shop manager Freddy Mercury fit them for him.

Watch this link for a video of Alan with ‘The Only Ones’- who have influenced the likes of The Replacements, Nirvana, The Libertines and Blur – performing live on Jools Holland: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcOK3iQcXSA&feature=related

and their iconic “Another Girl Another Planet http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvO7HNQPFRI&feature=related

Alan’s debut solo single ‘Four Winds’ is due for release on the 15th December. The track itself is an eclectic blend of alternative rock with resonating vocals.  However, if you can’t wait until December, take a listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/alan-mair-field-of-one/four-winds

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Italian rockers Noel and the Pandas set to release debut album ‘In The Art Of Doom’

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Noel and the Pandas are the hottest new alternative rock sound to emerge from Italy. With a soft rock sound and sensitive lyrics, the guys add a hearty Italian twist to rock.

The band is led by front man Noel, who is the ultimate Italian Jack of all trades that has finally found his calling in the world of alternative rock music.

Noel’s journey into music has been an unusual route, to say the least. Having lent his hand to many trades, Noel’s career is a fascinating and chaotic tale; beginning his career as a lawyer, Noel went on to have a long career in the banking industry. One day Noel’s career as a banker came to a crashing end over night as he lost everything in the blink of an eye when the bank he worked for was drawn into an Italian banking scandal, which even saw his father unjustly imprisoned for a brief period. Following this tragedy Noel was left recovering metal scraps from the streets and was even worked as a fisherman in West Africa for a short while, as he struggled to make ends meet.

With nothing left to his name, Noel turned to music to overcome his troubles. After mastering the guitar Noel soon realised his real passion lied in making music and began to express his troubles through his lyrics. Whilst learning how to harness his new found talent Noel began the quest for band mates to help complete his new musical venture.

Nicola Rosti, the bands lead guitarist, was the first recruit. Having been Noel’s guitar teacher for some time, the pair had a natural musical chemistry that morphed into band mate material with ease. The talented Rosti has a long and illustrious career in the music industry; having been involved with numerous bands Rosti brings technical brilliance to the ensemble and is responsible for the production of the album. Dominic Sambucco, on rhythm guitar, was the next to join. A Canadian citizen living in Italy, Sambucco’s strumming talent completed the guitar sounds of the band. Well versed in the art of alternative rock, Filippo Parmeggiani joined the band to play drums. Finally, the band was completed by the arrival of Matt Straveden. With a history as a classic pianist, Straveden is the bands keys player.

The band has an alternative rock sound, with a soft undertone that subtly embraces the best of rock. ‘In The Art Of Doom’ is the debut album from the band and showcases the rockin’ talents of the five guys. A number of tracks on the album explore the heart ache Noel has suffered over recent years and draws the listener into his complex world through his heartfelt lyrics.

Check out Noel And The Pandas music here: https://soundcloud.com/noelandpandas_official

 

Social Links 

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Facebook: www.facebook.com/Noel.Music.official

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/noelmusicofficial

Super Talented Teen Shane Thomas Due to Release New Single Mrs Matisse 10th December

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The talented Shane Thomas has formerly been dubbed ‘Britain’s Mozart’ and is quite possibly the most talented teenager across the British music industry.

‘Mrs Matisee’ is the latest single from the classical star and is to be released 10th December, prior to the release of his debut album, ‘From Me To You’, due for release soon after.

‘Mrs Matisee’ showcases Shane’s incredible talent and beautifully demonstrates the amazing capabilities of this young composer. The tack in undeniably stunning and transpires audiences into the fascinating world of Shane Thomas.

Shane was inspired to write the track earlier this year when he saw a painting by Henri Matisse. He was so taken with the beauty of the painting that he decided to compose a piece of music about it. Shortly after writing the track Shane discovered that Debussy had been inspired by the very same painting and produced a well known piece of music called, Arabesque.

Shane began playing the piano at the tender age of seven and has since taken on the challenge of mastering the art of the cello and percussion.  Shane dreams up all of his music. He has never sat at a piano to compose anything. He does it all in his head, then later sits to play the piece. He can immediately play any melody or song he hears.

Impressively aged just ten, Shane was the youngest person in history to be signed to a music publisher, E.M.I. music.

See Shane in action here:

http://4wallsmusic.co.uk/video/volcanic/

Keep up with Shane here:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShaneThomasPiano?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShaneTOfficial

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0FRq0ksbKNByrN0cgK1UAg

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shanethomasmusic

Richard Rhys O’Brien is Back with New Single ‘Listenin To You Whistlin’ Off Latest Album ‘Anguneau Sunset’

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Newest album from Richard Rhys O’Brien is out now

Singer songwriter Richard Rhys O’Brien has released his second album ‘Anguneau Sunset’ which is available online for all music lovers everywhere. After a successful debut album last year, the new album packs a punch with its entertaining themes of love, life, liberty and contemporary issues.

Out of the blue Richard Rhys O’Brien started songwriting back in 2009, after a career as a global economist and futurist where he also had the privilege of visiting more than 80 countries during this career, but in five years he has released two albums and now working on the third and fourth, his raw talent has quickly progressed into his confident and clean music we hear today. The ‘future folk’ artist’s background as an economist has taught him many things about how the world revolves, inspiring him to write his songs of love and life. Richard’s signature musical style is drawn from legends such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits.

One of his popular tracks from the album is ‘Listenin to you Whistlin’ that reflects the mystery and compulsion of love. This new single has a great relaxing, chilled out tones combined with slight funk vibes; Richard has given us something different in this new song, compared to his last album that was more upbeat.

Get a taste of his new captivating sound now, with its fantastic new video ‘Listenin to you Whistlin’ is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yP-C2lvS_nY

Talented professionals joined Richard in the new single; guitarist, Bruce Knapp, bassist, Richard Sadler and drummer, Tony Shepherd and shining vocals of Callie Howard all help create the spectacularly unique sound.

Links

http://richardrhysobrien.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richard-Rhys-OBrien/128587320578684

https://twitter.com/RROBrien

http://www.youtube.com/user/RichardRhysObrien

 

Adam Protz Releases Intangible EP – ‘Movements’

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Hailing from St Albans after a period of studying in Sheffield, Adam Protz has had several years to perfect his craft of composing. Using delicate piano melodies and intricate instrumentals, Adam Protz has created his beautiful EP ‘Movements’, consisting of four alluring and exquisite tracks. In the past, Adam has written music for films, animated shorts, a dance show, an educational DVD and even a brewery documentary!

Watch his latest video for ‘Movements’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS41YT2sxZ8

Protz has been writing music since the tender age of fifteen and began his journey into music writing heavy rock songs with soft orchestral bridge sections as a contrast, this developed into a desire to write for Hollywood movies. However, after listening to minimalistic meditative piano music, written by the likes of Ludovico Einaudi, Adam soon discovered that he was much more suited to creating emotive music in which he could incorporate his own personality and spirituality.

The lack of lyrics in the music leaves it up to the listener to interpret the piece as they wish. It provokes an emotional reaction and is also incredibly relaxing. The ‘Movements’ EP is proof that lyrics aren’t a necessity to provoke powerful sentimental thoughts.

Protz aims to inspire relaxation and offers the perfect setting for escaping to through his music. A firm believer that the world is over-obsessed with Smart-phones and social networks, Protz encourages listeners, from all walks of life, to return to the roots and escape with him into his musical world of beautiful, elegant minimalism.

‘Movements’ is due for release on the 30th November.

http://www.adamprotz.com/

www.youtube.com/adamprotzmusic

www.facebook.com/adamprotzmusic

www.soundcloud.com/adam-protz

Twitter – @AdmProtz

‘Only One’ the new single from sincere singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes

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One of Northumberland’s most talented emerging artists, acoustic singer-songwriter, Jessie Lowes is set to release her new single ‘Only One’ November 28th. Following the success of her last single ‘Stars’, Lowes popularity  has soared as she gains national recognition for her beautiful,  emotive music.

True to Lowes style of raw and emotive lyrics, the new track explores the heartbreak of losing someone you love, in an honest and heartfelt manner.

Lowes life has not been an easy journey and she has been through a series of testing and turbulent times. Spending some of her early life in foster care, music has always been the one constant in Lowes’ life.

Recent years have also been tough on Lowes as she lost her mother of whom she was very close with and has suffered the agony of a marital breakup. The talented Lowes transforms the pain of these torturing times into beautifully moving music that speaks directly from her heart to the audience.

An ex-cage fighter and club level rugby player, Lowes’ masculine background contrasts her delicate lyrics and soulful delivery. Lowes music delves into the depths of human emotion and beautifully expresses the pain and beauty of life.

 

Lowes has recently released the video for ‘Only One’. The video aptly captures Lowes heartache, delivering a powerful and moving visual of the raw emotion Lowes emits.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMKZJXcpSjs

Lowes has received a host of radio plays and is rapidly gaining popularity across the UK.

‘’She  has a very unique personal story to tell. With the right guidance she could really go far’’-  Source FM

Lowes much anticipated debut album is set for release soon . ‘Only One’ will be available from November 28th.

 

Links:

 

Website: http://jessielowes.com/

 

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

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/jessie-lowes83

Witchingseason release new single ‘Codeine’ ahead of EP launch out 10th November


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The highly anticipated EP from rock trio Witching Season is on its way. ‘Codeine’ is the lead single for the band’s soon to be release EP and is available now.

EP to follow 10th November.

New track ‘Codeine’ showcases the bands rocking talent and is true to their dark rock sound. The band boasts a wealth of rocking talent that is beautifully demonstrated in their latest track. True to the bands native rock sound, ‘Codeine’ features heavy and impressive guitar riffs teamed with fierce drum beats all stitched together with Reynolds coarse and captivating vocals.

Listen to ‘Codeine’ here:  https://soundcloud.com/witchingseason/codeine

The band claim to draw influences from the likes of rock legends, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, The Doors,  Queens of the Stoneage and Dinosaur Jr; all of which shines through in their  music.

The band have been making a lasting impression across the rock scene and have received a host of plays on radio stations nationwide.

Team Rock are just one example of a rockin’ review the bands has received in recent months. Catch it here:

http://www.teamrock.com/features/2014-09-30/introducing-witchingseason

Phoenix FM host, Scott Sparx, commented that he was,

Blown away by their music!… and couldn’t wait to share them”.

 

The bands perseverance has certainly paid off as we eagerly await the new EP due for release November 10th.

 

Witching Season:

Tom Reynolds – Guitars / Vocals

James R Willans – Bass
Wayne Summers – Drums

 

Links:

www.facebook.com/witchingseason

www.twitter.com/witchingseason

www.soundcloud.com/witchingseason

 

The Four Fours

New single… Go!

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Following the success of their debut single ‘Count to Ten/Messing With History’, the masked trio from Derbyshire are ready to ‘Go’ with their new single due out 27th October.

‘Go’ showcases the band’s melodic side and songwriting ability. The track has an alternative rock edge as well as being infectious and accessible, in keeping with the band’s sound.

Check out the new track here www.soundcloud.com/thefourfours/

The band previously performed in math rock outfit ‘You Slut!’ receiving a host of positive reviews from the likes of Kerrang and Rock Sound. Highlights include performing a session at Maida Vale studios for Huw Stevens on Radio 1.

The Four Fours formed out of an impulse to create direct rock songs, although they also love a bit of mystery. An album is due out in early 2014.

At the time of writing The Four Fours are Alternative Tracks’ artist of the week. The band has received radio play across the UK and US and are gaining popularity across the rock scene. Their first release ‘Count to Ten/Messing With History’ was played by Aaron Phillips on Amazing Radio who continues to support the band with recent airplay.

“The Four Fours pen songs raw and well-crafted, infections and impressive” – Rock Britain

 

Fusing heavy rock attitude with ballsy riffs and infectious hook-fuelled supercharged melodies.” – Alternative Tracks

 

“They know exactly the sound they’re after, and while it is raw and punk-y, it is polished and refined and makes me want to hear more” – Mistree Magazine

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facebook.com/thefourfours

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Irishman Carl Finlay due to release new single ‘So Hard to Be Happy’ 1st December

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Irish born singer/songwriter Carl Finlay’s music is guaranteed to be the most unique and infectious thing you are likely to hear this year. An unusual and fresh blend of Folk, Rock and Reggae delivered with a beautiful Irish accent. Citing an eclectic spread of influences from Bob Dylan and James Blake to obscure Reggae and Folk artists, his music manages to be at once strikingly individual while remaining intimate and captivating.

Set for release on the 1st of December, Finlay’s debut single ‘So Hard to Be Happy’, explores the struggle of finding happiness and sincerity amongst the chaos of 21st century life. His vocal delivery on the track is truly something special, blending a clear influence of modern Jamaican Dancehall M.C’s with subtle echoes of some of the great Irish folk singers. There is also the presence of a Zimbabwean instrument called an Mbira which brings a haunting, earthy and unique flavour to the song.

Born in the countryside of Co. Meath, Ireland, Finlay hasn’t been shy to spread his wings and explore some of the most exciting corners of the world, he has recently returned from the Caribbean and has spent time living in Mexico and Slovakia. His worldly experiences transpire beautifully through his thoughtful and emotive story-telling lyrics.

Watch the music video for ‘So Hard to Be Happy’, an electrifying live performance, here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMH2E4x8kY&list=UUkxns__aWj42Prcp2pdZyQ&index=1https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCMH2E4x8kY&list=UUkxns__aWj42Prcp2pdZyQ&index=1

Carl Finlay is poised to set the music world alight.  His debut single is due out 1st December with a full length album set for release in the New Year. The album is crammed full of catchy and infectious songs that speak directly to the heart and soul of the human condition. It’s certainly something not to be missed. The talented Rupert Cobb has been involved with the album’s mastering. Some of Cobb’s previous work includes projects with The Killers, Muse, Massive Attack, Primal Scream and Paul Simon.

Links

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/carlfinlaymusic

Twitter https://twitter.com/CarlFinlayMusic

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/carl-finlay