Youth sensation Shannon K returns with best single yet – ‘Just Another Boy’

Daughter of award winning Bollywood vocalist finds her ideal sound with new single, out March 30th

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With a string of singles already under her belt, Shannon K is becoming something of a prolific artist when it comes to new releases. With three songs already unleashed in the past year, her fourth demonstrates a young pop artist who has really started to find her style.

Her best song yet, ‘Just Another Boy’ is a straight-forward, immediately accessible pop hit in the contemporary ‘girl power’ mould of Taylor Swift. Boasting genuine pop impact in the distorted vocals and the stilted but relentless rhythms, the track truly comes alive on the speedily delivered chorus.

But, just when you think you’ve got the track figured out, it takes a left turn in the shape of an airy, languid middle eight, which kicks back in once more with that superb chorus. The gradual build from there to the multi-layered ending is brilliantly produced and it’s a track to be proud of with its honest, confident and powerful lyrics:

Hear the track for yourself: https://soundcloud.com/galaxy-of-stars/just-another-boy

Following on from anti-drugs single ‘Just Say No’ and festive track ‘Christmas Song’, this track marks a watershed move from Shannon K, moving on from the themed ideals of the previous releases and into serious pop territory.

No doubt it makes her father, Kumar Sanu, very proud – and he knows what it takes to make it in the music industry. A glittering career as a vocalist in Bollywood has seen him win a total of 69 awards including 64 in his native India (from Filmfare, Zee Cine, Kishore Kumarand more) plus 5 internationally (from Sunrise Radio-London, West Indian Academy, Grammy-West Indies, Bollywood Music-U.S.A. and Radio Lotus-South Africa).

With that kind of support behind her, and quality singles like ‘Just Another Boy’ now in the works, it won’t be long before Shannon K is up for her own awards.

Links:

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Artist No Mad Karma pays tribute to Amy Winehouse with new single “27”

No Mad Karma are a unique blend of ancient Kazakh melodies and traditional instruments crafted by composer Aidos Sagat, blended with cutting edge western soundz and lyrics by vocalist Sye who is a cousin of cult artist Amy Winehouse, and incredibly also the son of legendary 60’s vocalist Frankie Vaughan. Backed by a group of London’s finest musicians.

The first single from the band, ‘27’, is a tribute to Winehouse written by Sye shortly after her death, in which she joined Cobain, Hendrix and the other members of the so called ’27 club’. The lyrics and the video – filmed in Camden where Winehouse became so iconic – pay emotional tribute to one of our generation’s finest talents, and honours the awesome musical legacy The “27” Club has left us.

The new single is the just first part of a 2015 music industry assault by this band of incredible musicians, with an album coming soon. Recorded in part at the infamous Rockfield Studios in Wales – where Bohemian Rhapsody was recorded – the clash of styles and cultures make for a heady, and very unusual mix.

It’s little wonder that the sound of the band is so precise and smart, as it is full of players with incredible pedigree in the music industry. Soul Power House Backing vocalist Jaelee Small is the daughter of Millie Small of ‘My Boy Lollipop’ fame, while the No Mad Karma Rhythm Section have played on countless Gold and Platinum Records with a who’s who of the music industry.

Bassist Phil Spalding (with Mick Jagger, Mike Oldfield, Ray Charles, Robbie Williams, Elton John) and Drummer/Producer Preston Heyman (Kate Bush, Paul McCartney, Massive Attack, Tina Turner, Terence Trent D’arby) clearly know how to create top class foundations for new music, and it shows in Prestons crisp cinematic production here.

No Mad Karma’s début single ‘27’ is released on April 20th with the album to follow in the spring !

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Lola Lamour with her band The Lamours are ‘Looking for Love’ with new original vintage EP

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Lead single ‘Slow Motion Love Affair’ to be released on February 16th, with EP ‘Looking for Love’ released March 30th

A unique and original group influenced by the vintage era of singers such as Peggy Lee and Doris Day, singer/song writer Lola Lamour and her band The Lamours are set to release their new EP ‘Looking For Love’ this March.

Capturing perfectly the glamour and sparkle of the 50s and the 60s, their original music is a throwback to a time when rhythm and blues actually meant rhythm and blues and big bands ruled the musical roost. The spirit of the era is encapsulated by the EP, represented perfectly by the smooth yet racy swing of lead single ‘Slow Motion Love Affair’:

This love for the past and devotion to rediscovering its magic has led Lola and The Lamours to stages all around the UK and Europe as they have grown into a name on the lips of everyone on the vintage circuit. Now, with their new release on the horizon, they have a great chance of breaking out into the mainstream, following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed vintage darling Si Cranstoun, with whom they have shared many a stage.

Songwriters Lola, David Lowe, and Andy Dawson do a fantastic job of emulating the glamorous sound of the era and adding a contemporary twist.

Leading lady Lola is the driving force behind the burgeoning success of the group which has been featured nationally on many occasions with features and appearances in the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Radio 2, GMTV and countless other outlets.

It’s all thanks in part to her charisma and her dedication to the vintage way of life – her home recreates the 50s/60s feel so accurately that it’s been used as a set for several TV projects. But mostly the success comes from Lola’s supreme vocal talents, song writing, and the musical backing of her Lamours.

The single ‘Slow Motion Love Affair’ will be released on February 16th ahead of the EP ‘Looking for Love’ which will be available March 30th

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/misslolalamour
www.lolalamour.net
Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efol9NEfQnA&feature=youtu.be

Laura Comfort – I’m No Barbie / One Way Or Another her new AA side single

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Laura Comfort is delighted to announce the release of I’m No Barbie / One Way Or Another her new AA side single . I’m No Barbie is taken from Laura’s outstanding new album Don’t Ignore Me, whilst One Way Or Another is a reworking of the classic Blondie track. The release follows the success of her previous single Come Take A Ride, which reached Number 18 in the UK Club Charts.

Both tracks on the new AA side single were recorded with the talented guitarist, Koe Naiche. Koe was discovered and nurtured by the music industry legend Dave Most of RAC Records and has worked alongside Eric Clapton, and with the legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones). His American Indian heritage and commanding stage presence perfectly compliment Laura.

Laura recently collaborated with the acclaimed producer John Ryan (Santana, Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd) on her latest album Don’t Ignore Me. Laura’s unique voice, song-writing talent and striking looks have catapulted her into the spotlight. Originally from New York, but now a confirmed Londoner, she began singing from an early age in school choirs and a cappella goups before joining a successful band in college, leading to an East Coast tour of the USA and early TV appearances.

After moving to London she began playing guitar, and hit the singer-songwriter scene, performing in many of London’s live venues including Ronnie Scott’s Bar, the Groucho Club and the Arts Club in Mayfair. She then hit the charts, with her first release Let the Music Take Control reaching the Top 30 in the Music Week Pop Chart, and Top 10 in the UK Club Chart, championed by BBC Radio 1. Her follow up singles, Can’t Get Enough, Mountain and Addicted were equally successful, receiving rave reviews and airplay across UK and Europe. Now with a more organic rock ’n’ roll sound, Laura is poised to storm the charts again.

Modern Family Unit ready to revitalise modern New Wave with single ‘Mmm mmm mm aah’

 Single taken from upcoming album ‘Religion’, released April 27th

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Manchester based duo Gary Hilton and Steve Southern are a songwriting duo who know how to make an impact. Marrying the classic 80s sounds of the New Wave to contemporary production values, their groove led, synth heavy tunes are dripping with atmosphere, rightly described by the band themselves as a ‘Burlesque groove’.

It’s a phrase which perfectly sums up the retro stylings and the filthy rhythms of both the band as a whole and their upcoming single ‘Mmm mmm mm aah’. Influenced by the likes of New Order, Depeche Mode and Joy Division as well as the theatricality of Gorillaz.

For a sneak peek at the new track, watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiqrIiz8jq0

An extremely talented pair with legitimate pedigree in the industry their fans include Factory Records founder and New Order collaborator Mark Reeder and Mercury Award nominated producer Dave Maughan (Maximo Park, Kathryn Williams) who even leant a hand with the production process. Experienced hands who know their way around the music business, this is a crowd who aren’t easy to impress, yet Modern Family Unit do it thanks to an old school approach based on both talent and respect for the music.

On top of that, the pair have a fiercely independent streak which prevents their tracks from sounding like everything else out there. Previous experiences with a record label – a two album deal just over ten years ago – ended badly, leaving a mistrust of the mainstream way of working. As Modern Family Unit, they’re now looking to make their own way as a pair who know they have each other’s backs.

And it’s a method that’s working. With a TV ad sync deal in the pipeline and great connections within the industry, Modern Family Unit are a band you’re likely to be hearing of sooner than later.

New single ‘ Mmm mmm mm aah’ will be release on March 23rd, with the album ‘Religion’ to follow on April 27th.

Links:

www.modernfamilyunit.co.uk

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVmVbPi1kgqWMoUBLP3VNKg

https://soundcloud.com/modern-family-unit

https://www.facebook.com/ModernFamilyUnit

Italian due The Doormen to take UK by storm in 2015

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Pair of indie rockers prepare for March single ‘Kill Me Right Now’ from April album ‘Abstract (ra)”‘

 

Based in Ravenna, Italy, The Doormen are indie rock duo Vins Baruzzi and Luca Malatesta. Currently getting ready for their 3rd album following some Italian success, they made their names with a 1980s New Romantic feel and are now looking to bridge the gap to the UK with their new releases.

 

Taking their music in a new direction with a move to more contemporary indie rock, The Doormen are an ambitious pair who are looking to become that rarest of things – an Italian act who can cross over into the British music market. And, based on the brilliant quality of their new material, they have a great chance of doing just that. The new album sees them work for the first time with award winning Italian producer Riccardo Pasini, and the results have been a huge step forward in the evolution of the band.

 

For a taste of what’s to come, you can check out ‘Kill Me Right Now’ here:

https://soundcloud.com/the-doormen/kill-me-right-now/s-7jmnB

 

Although the upcoming single and album are their first full scale UK releases, The Doormen have a track record that proves they can make the jump into the hearts and minds of UK music followers. Having already toured/played with Paul Weller, The Charlatans, Ash, The Courteeners, The Vaselines, Blood Red Shoes, Art Brut, and Mark Moriss (The Bluetones), they now count these acts amongst their fans.

 

And as 2015 gets underway, The Doormen are set to continue making a splash on these shores. Want more proof? Check out some of the write-ups they’ve already been getting:

 

“…The Doormen not belie the expectations: in forty minutes throw themselves  in a guitar rock that mixes post-punk, pop and a lot, but a lot of energy.” – ROLLING STONE


“… a urgent, solemn and gloomy rock album .” – IL MUCCHIO

“…the album can unleash the most of all the cobalt blue of a wall of sound that made history. ” – RUMORE

“..Black Clouds has everything you need to make themselves heard and listen to: passion, sensitivity, clarity of ideas, and of course beautiful songs .. ” – ROCKIT

“..rarely an Italian group has managed to achieve such a level of quality.” – ONDAROCK

 

‘Kill Me Right Now’ will be out March 9th with album ‘Abstract (ra)”‘ due for release on April 6th.

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/the-doormen/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Doormen/118137594868023

@thedoormenband

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

‘Tomorrows’ Rising Star Adreyn Cash

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Alternative Soul SingerSongwriter Adreyn Cash announces the summer release of his new EP featuring two massive tracks

 

The EP, set for release this summer, will feature his already huge track ‘Anthem’, and the powerful new ‘Tomorrow’ which will be released on March 9th. With a sound resembling that of Lana Del Ray, Cash’s unique tracks ooze passion and innovation.

 

The single ‘Anthem’, which was released earlier this year, has already had great success. Inspired by his initial struggle with his music career, Adreyn wrote the song to remind himself of his unconditional love for the industry. The EP is titled ‘Rich Girls Don’t Marry Poor Boys’, taking inspiration from ‘The Great Gatsby’, and reflecting that sometimes in life we must put others before ourselves. Adreyn’s EP is about art, creating something that is transcendent, innovative and truly artistic.

 

Crediting artists including Bruno Mars, Miguel, Prince and Frank Ocean as his inspiration, the EP features a mixture of songs, some which are socially and politically influenced, and some that are about fun and love. It is Cash’s own representation of his world; “I want my music to bring light and knowledge to my generation…painting a picture with my voice and my words”, says Adreyn.

 

Having studied Commercial Music at Canterbury Christ Church University, Adreyn has applied his knowledge and artistic creativity to produce well written songs with strong vocal performances. With big plans for the future, it is safe to say this extremely talented artist is certainly one to watch.

 

Hear ‘Anthem’ here: https://soundcloud.com/adreyncash

Official Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXV45Krswk4

 

With an impressive range of live shows under his belt, Adreyn’s attention has now turned to the release of ‘Rich Girls don’t Marry Poor Boys’ his first full length EP, set for release during August. The EP is an abundance of catchy rhythms and array of soul. The distinctive alternative/soul sounds delivered through his music are what make Adreyn Cash such an exciting talent. The futures bright!

Website: http://www.adreyncash.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/adreyncash

Twitter: @_adreyncash

‘It Only Matter’s When You Think’ – Yo

Influential singer-songwriter releases intriguing 13 track album.

Having lived in a variety of places over Europe and the United States, musical collective ‘Yo’ has had a vast array of influences to draw upon which contributed to his upcoming debut album.

Currently based in the birthplace of soul and jazz in New Orleans, the brains behind ‘Yo’ has clearly been inspired by his surrounding areas within his writing, as well as indie-bands such as Kasabian and the Arctic Monkeys, not to mention the incredibly influential Oasis who have provided a canvas for an entire generation of music, thus creating a fresh yet unique sound.

Despite being a newcomer on the music scene, ‘Yo’ has written and recorded an entire album as a creative outlet, cultivating and honing his sound and style to perfection.

Each song on the album is an artistic demonstration of creative talent, boasting an individual sound using a mixture of intricate guitar chords, the latest technology and studio effects. However the promised constant is the distinctive sound of Andre’s original vocals, making the innovative young artist impossible to pigeonhole and making him all the more memorable. Produced with listener’s at the forefront of his mind, ‘Yo’ wanted to make music that can be enjoyed at chilled out festivals, played in pubs and clubs or used as an escape from everyday trials and tribulations, and he’s certainly succeeded in catering for all.

A love of travel has directly influenced the writing, and the style in which he has written the songs featuring on the album allows the listener to travel with him, joining him on his musical journey. However he remains allusive and mysterious, his music being his preferred method of communication.

‘It Only Matter’s When You Think’ is the first single due for release from the album, with heavy drums, soaring guitar riffs and laid-back vocals that wouldn’t sound out of place on a ‘Kerrang!’ playlist, this track is bound to make a positive impact on any would-be fans. It’s due for release on February 23rd.

With his main focus on the audience’s experience and how his songs will sound live as opposed to generating fans through the medium of mainstream pop, ‘Yo’ is an exciting new force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

The exciting 13 track album ‘Vagrancy’ is due for release April 27th, expect heavy drums with an electro-indie twist.

https://soundcloud.com/itmustbeyo

https://twitter.com/itmustbeyo

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpUvg6zg5F6Qu4sXzH6R1qQ

http://instagram.com/itmustbeyo/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yo/643492249116552?ref=profile

MSL Exciting New Artist From ShoDem Record

Following the success of previous track ‘Cheque Me’, featuring London MC Beluga Ice, ShoDem Records joined up with the talented Sky KraftHouse Beats and returned with a new, six track EP “Extraction” due for release 31st January from their latest signing, MSL.

The brainchild and versatile music maker ‘Sose’ (aka Sammy Sose), decided to further develop ShoDem Records and has produced with the talented Sky KraftHouse Beats the latest EP “Extraction” due for release on ITunes on the 31st January with another West London Artist; MSL.

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SBTV ‘Remedies’ Premiere: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39lteOvtMsI&app=desktop

A forefront of West London rap has driven his professional career though an array of channels, LINK UP TV, Charlie Sloths “Fire in the Streets”, MCTV, aspiring to further feature and showcase material on the renowned SBTV which hasn’t gone unnoticed by Jamal Edwards. He was also part of the crew “Act Lyk U Kno” who showed cased at T4 on the beach in 2011.

ShoDem Records CEO, Sammy Sose has recently taken on board the management of MSL after witnessing his talent, and is keen to support and drive the vision of MSL‘S success.

Here’s one of the 2 videos coming from the long awaited (Extraction Volume2), ‘Keep Up’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3KOqOOohzw4&list=RD3KOqOOohzw4#t=21

 

Website: www.shodemrecords.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shodemrecords

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Mslukartist?ref=stream&hc_location=stream

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/Sammy.Sose.87

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Twitter: @SammySose87

Twitter: @infamosmslsly1

Twitter: @ShoDemRecords

Instagram: @infamosmsl1

Instagram: @Sammysose87

Irish Singer/Songwriter Carl Finlay is back with new release ‘Message to the Dreamer’

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Following the release of ‘So Hard to Be Happy’, which received BBC Radio 6 airplay, Carl Finlay is back with new single ‘Message to the Dreamer’ from his debut album, ‘Follow the Moon’.

His music has been described as an eclectic mix of folk – drawn from his Irish roots, combined with rock and reggae influences!

Hear ‘Message To The Dreamer Here’: https://soundcloud.com/carl-finlay/carl-finlay-message-to-the-dreamer

The generous fellow is covering his track ‘Mercury’ on bandcamp, for whatever you think it’s worth! Get over there and get your copy now! https://carlfinlay.bandcamp.com/releases

Check out Carl’s latest video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUo8hHeTfXE

Working with the prestigious Rupert Cobb (The Killers, Muse, Massive Attack, Paul Simon) who played a key role in mastering the album, Carl’s new album is an insightful delight for the ears that is not to be missed!

Keep up with Carl here:

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

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

Twitter https://twitter.com/CarlFinlayMusic

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