Thai-Chilean singer-songwriter Araya releases powerful debut album ‘Atlas’

Brooklyn based, Thai-Chilean singer songwriter Araya has released the exceptional debut album ‘Atlas‘. Covering themes from inclusivity and identity, the the LP features leading track ‘Color Palette’, which has over 340,000 Spotify Streams already. Gaining support from blogs and magazines across the web, ‘Atlas’ is a 14-track album which drives listeners through a world of musical introspection.

Speaking about his journey, Araya quotes, “I think my music is mainly inspired by curiosity to forever learn and further investigate certain parts of myself that have led me to a deeper understanding of my place here. I think music has provided me a space to dissect my thoughts and experiences in an organic way that is lasting. The drafts of both my perspective and choices come to represent me and my journey.”

“Atlas” weaves it’s audience through an alternative pop cum hip-hop soundscape, ready to grab your attention and never let it go. Speaking on the actual album, Araya added:

“Atlas is my personal map/guide to self-discovery; each major event, revelation and freedom has led to
furthering ever changing versions of both myself and my art. As the project neared completion, I had felt like a weathered superhero amongst my own set of avenger accomplices; I had just felt so comfortable, confident and able…

It wasn’t until I stepped out of the way of my own self; put my worries and anxieties aside to nurture my dreams that I felt able to feel an honest safety in myself and my people. Finding this sort of “Eden” right under my nose in my own strengths and special qualities is the first major thing I hope to pass on to my fellow humans floating through this universe. It’s all inside of us and we’ve always been enough, that’s how me and my art feels existing right now.”

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Australian band The Bonnie Doons release new EP ‘The Betweeners’

Brisbane-based quintet The Bonnie Doons release their highly anticipated EP ‘The Betweeners‘. Having already supported big names in the industry from the likes of Wolfmother and Bootleg Rascal, this outfit are no strangers to the music industry, and their new EP solidly confirms that.

Creating effortless music weaving through different avenues of genres, The Bonnie Doons’ ‘The Betweeners’ is something to stick on to soothe the soul.

On leading single, ‘Fred’, taken from ‘The Betweeners’ EP, Torian Brewer of The Bonnie Doons states, “In this track I talk about staying true to who you are and not letting your emotional attachments to things or people keep you from doing what’s right for you. Breaking down the barriers of guilt, letting something go and moving on.”

Four tracks of personality, ‘The Betweeners’ soars through 90s influenced, alternative sounds with additional elements of rap and pop in the mix. A warm EP fuelled with the sound of the summer, The Bonnie Doons are definitely radiating Spring’s weather across the whole globe.

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Former Eurovision contender Waterflower releases industry-bending new single ‘Palm vs Palm’

To distinguish Waterflower as a unique artist is rather an understatement when considering her methods behind making music.

With a similar sound to that of Bjork and FKA Twigs, Latvian-born art student Sabine Moore (AKA Waterflower) is bending industry norms by using plants to produce her songs (Yes, plants).

Watch: Waterflower’s latest single, ‘Palm vs Palm’.

From using electromagnetic pulses to extract melodies from plants, to playing them live on stage as a living keyboard, Waterflower’s approach to making music is something we’ve never seen before.

“I started working with plant synthesisers in 2015 when I saw the Kickstarter project for the Ototo Synthesiser. I decided that this is what ‘Waterflower’ is all about, playing with plants as synthesiser keys.”

WATERFLOWER, ON HER INTRODUCTION TO PLANT-BASED MUSIC.

‘Palm vs Palm’ is the latest example of her work that previously saw her just miss out on representing her home nation at Eurovision. With the song title derived from the plant which she used to make it, Waterflower’s latest tune is a cacophony of delicate strings, wobbling synthesisers, thudding drums and effortlessly controlled vocals.

Having toured Europe, receiving rave reviews from the likes of The Playground and Resonance FM, Waterflower’s individuality and creativity has seen her gain significant attention.

From the looks of ‘Palm vs Palm’, Waterflower’s upcoming album Balta Gaisma will be innovative, experimental and somewhat extraordinary.

Check out ‘Palm vs Palm’ as part of the new album set to drop on September 28th, or listen now on all major streaming platforms.


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Words: Ellis Maddison.

Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards release a track so good you’ll feel like you’re ‘Dreaming’

 Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards have brought us the groovy pop anthem we’ve been waiting for. ‘Dreaming’ is a sensational single that, put simple, is pure brilliance. The track incorporates synths, loops and dance-worthy grooves and is just 1 of 11 that makes up their new album ‘BITTER BETTER’ due to be released on July 17th. The album is set to transcend all genres, and take us on a journey of self discovery and connectivity.

Whilst we anxiously await the July 17th release of ‘BITTER BETTER’ Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards keep us satisfied with a feel-good video to accompany latest single ‘Dreaming’. In Laura’s words- 

‘I started imagining the video even before we finished recording the song. I wanted the band to have the fun of dancing in our own music video but without feeling the pressure of not being professional dancers. By May, the whole idea was brewing in the back of my head…’ 

The ‘Dreaming’ video emits all the happiness, grove and excellence of the track, and is the perfect means to lift your mood from the lockdown blues. 

Stream ‘Dreaming’ by Laura Cortese & the Dance Cards now and get excited for ‘BITTER BETTER‘ coming on July 17th. 

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Punk band Millie Manders and the Shut Up Scream for Change in Social Justice

So this punk band are out to change your life and make you think in a different way about some heavy issues, but why else should you care?

“There’s just so much spirit in that band… and she has such a great voice as well!” , who said that about them oh , none other than  Alex Baker of Kerrang Radio…Still so what you are thinking well then, “She’s got an incredible voice” -, says who eh , says who ….oh says….John Kennedy, Radio X, Ok now your listening yes , well so you should with the new single Silent Scream out now, but hold on still not convinced then watch the video and check some links and whilst your their name check some of the band and what they play …

Silent Screams

Millie Manders: Vox/Ukulele/Saxophone

Alessandro Vitiello: Drums

James Pendle: Guitars

Georgina Boreham: Bass

Dominic Walker: Sax/Trumpet/Synths

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Jonny Dee's Brand New Album Draws Inspiration From The Likes Of Kid Cudi And Childish Gambino

 

 
 
 
 
 
The rising music of today has managed to capture a raw and rootsy feeling that comes hand in hand with the DIY approach that most artists take now.
Jonny Dee has been playing around his local scene for a few years now, and with talent for songwriting, and standing out in today’s market. Jonny Dee’s adolescence like attitude, mix with his laid back vocal style combine to bring the youthful edginess to music.
The release of his brand new album ‘The Human Experience’, which features tracks such as ‘Feedback’ and ‘A ways away’, has been gaining buzz for a while now, and with its release fully underway and complete, there is no excuse for you not to listen to it!
Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/iamjonnydee/
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Website: http://artistecard.com/iamjonnydee
 

Putting A Dark Spin On Things, Wartoad Turn Cliff Richard's 'Move It' The Merky Makeover It Deserves

 

 
 
 
Punk Rock powerhouse Wartoad have been hard at work with the recent release of a brand new full length album, however, as well as that, they have put out their cover of the Cliff Richard’s 2002 favourite ‘Move It’, and its dark, deranged and we are loving it!
Providing us with a new take on this upbeat pop rock gem really shows that Wartoad have managed to diversify themselves enough to create buzz around what they have to offer. With this acoustic, heavy and pounding cover, the guys over in Wartaod are sure to be paving the way for a new generation of punk rockers!
So be sure to check them out:
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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp4v3OAPSnr1iZWdeJym5rQ/featured
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Somebody Told Me…Saint Mars' New Track Has A Heartfelt Message To Anyone Who Has Experienced The Harmful Effects Of Bullying

 

 
 
 
 
 
This is quite an exciting in up and coming music, as well as young singers and stars in the making, however, it takes an established musician to give the younger generations a shot.
Ex Massive Attack guitarist and co have been on the grind to create something powerful and impressive to follow up from their 2017 EP ‘Ocean Blues’, ultimately coming to the completion of their brand new single ‘Somewhere Somebody’.
This track highlights the effects that bullying can have on those who are victim to its mean and horrible acts. To help convey the message, Tryzdin Grubbs, a young singer in the USA, who became an internet sensation after singing an Adele song to his friends and family.
With a powerful ensemble, the stance against bullying is only getting stronger, and we thank you Saint Mars!
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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJDziNXZFtNpmd_BIZ1z_EA
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Oceans Of Noise Set To Take The Stage For The Release Of Their Self Titled EP

 

 
 
That’s right, you’ll have the chance to hear great tunes live for the release for their brand new EP ‘Oceans Of Noise’.
On the 27th of January, melodic Metal band Oceans of Noise will be playing the London’s ultra-hip Omeara, with the official EP drop having taken place today, this is the perfect way to top off your Oceans Of Noise weekend.
Their EP features great tracks such as ‘Age Of Ghouls’, which make it to the top of my personal favorites from the EP.
So if you don’t want to miss out, be sure to get yourself down to London and celebrate the release with the band!
Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/oceans-of-noise/1296282833
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/21HzqFortyEjD2yOdCZAPY
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/oceansofnoise
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Website: oceansofnoiseband.com

Review: Anarchy Reigns' Hard and Heavy Tune 'Hypocrisy'

 

 
 
 
With social divide, negative political impact and war raging on, people look to leaders, artists and professionals to guide them into the light, and this time Anarchy Reigns are taking a shot at being the voice of the people.
The new track ‘Hypocrisy’ is a gritty, politically charged, fury fueled anthem. The boys from Anarchy Reigns have constructed an opus which is fantastically delivered, and received with open arms.

 
 
The heavy gain and volume turned up to 11, the phat and fuzzy classic metal sounds and the melodic sorcery that hitch so brilliantly conveys, all come together to make this track, and we are so glad that they did.
Be sure to check out the track as well as all the other great content coming from the Anarchy Reigns camp:
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/duncan-hitch-morris
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJTh2uHiEgnw0LoIdrzSWtQ/featured
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Website: http://www.anarchyreigns.net/