Listen to Heart Palpitations from the new EP here:
Having been described as a ‘Rock version of Clean Bandit’, the band also bear similarities Kate Bush and Camera Obscura, with influences including the likes of The Smiths, David Bowie, Belle and Sebastian and Pulp.
‘High Time’ EP is out from Tall Poppies on August 24th.
A heavy rock five piece from the South East of England, Metasic are a band with all the quality to join the greats in their genre. Dedicated to their craft and with the high quality output to prove it, they’re now readying themselves for the release of their epic single ‘New Design’. There’s always been something thrilling and feral about the marriage of distorted guitar and pounding drums, but Metasic bring a melodic twist to the genre not often seen.
Written as a statement against the rising right wing politics in Britain, songwriter Joshua wanted to take a stand against the growing tensions between different social groups, races, religions and classes. Not a political band by design, the lyrics simply came to Joshua as part of an impassioned protest against what he sees as a growing tide of bigotry and inequality in the UK – a keenly felt observation from a working class, mixed race observer.
You can hear the single here:
This is the second release on Tradiio Recordings, a new record label set up to release the best performing artists on Tradiio, a music discovery app for iOS, Android and Web.
The Floating Bridges have made a name for themselves in their native Queensland, working with local legend Brian Goodworth and receiving praise from Australian icon Jimmy Barnes when they supported him in concert. Their debut album, ‘Chasing Sunsets’, made an impact on its release in 2012, and gained the band a dedicated following. Now, ‘Creatures of Leisure ’is set to bring further success for the dreadlock-wearing members of the band.
The track features the traditional offbeat rhythms of reggae as well as the spiritual side of roots music, combined with Jimi Hendrix-style rock-n-roll guitar, which allows for an undeniably original yet authentic sound.
The Floating Bridges are touring the UK from 17th July – not be to missed!
They may live thousands of miles from Bob Marley’s native Jamaica, but The Floating Bridges have been inspired by the legendary reggae artist to make music, and, combining the recognisable rhythms with heavy guitar, they have made it their own.
After a 8 year hiatus React is ever so pleased to be returning with Volume 8 of Real Ibiza. First launched in 2000 Real Ibiza was one of the first wave of Ibiza / Balearic inspired compilations. A cornerstone of the genre alongside the Café Del Mar series. Real Ibiza gets inside the Balearic bloodstream by mixing in downtempo sensibilities, mellow house, cool jazz and plentiful doses of evening sunwashed grooves. For episode 8 Bahamian DJ Loudery takes a trip to the white isle and samples its musical DNA.
Although the sounds on this compilation all may Balearic, the producers from behind them are truly a global bunch. Ibiza spreads a wide net. First up, Glasgow based Korvids drip into the soundscape with the sleazy, jazzy, sax driven opener “Ursula My Dear”. Next Dutch based Electronic Bodyguards take things on a vocal twist. More saxophones, on point electric guitar and a beach handclap beat.
Two regulars from the Real Ibiza series are English man Chris Coco and Scandinavian Lenny Ibizarre. Here they join forces for their reggae tinted take on the Peter Green / Fleetwood Mac classic “Albatross”. Staying Sweden side Polar Rundfunk team with Annemarie Zimakoff for beachside, moonwashed, forlorn love song in “Dreaming About You”. 1Blip2 are next with their percussive, quirky seaside groove. Things slow down for the ambient “Hollow Words” from Jamie Isaac before the summer time groove is back with “Plaids Aquatic” from UK based “The Village Elephant”.
We take a short Spanish themed detour, first with the glorious Spanish guitar from Dimitry Raschepkin and then some bossa nova beats from Argentinian Augustin Pereyra Lucena. No Balearic compilation would be complete without a visitation from Café Del Mar resident Jose Padilla. Here he contributes his muscular downtempo houser “Elixir”. Italian based American Tony Carascco (one half of Klein and MBO) shows his mellower side with the beautiful sax melody from “Primavera” from his Audio Affair project. “Lost Angel” follows, smooth sax and leftfield groove from the Russian pair Voronsov and Dorohov.
“Tangerine” from UK based Amane is next, some downtempo soundscape to set the tone for Amani (yup one letter difference) with the haunting “Shine On Me” Ilya Santana providing the sister island remix. A third producer-trip to Sweden for this compilation is next with Kenneth Bagers “Amazing”. Big grooves, big hooks and early heaving house groove to cherish. “My Boo (Don’t Forget)” is next from Dubai based Glass Coffee sounding adding in spooky samples overlaid into a hot evening mellow groove.
We round off the sound trip with a brand new track from San Francisco producer Sorcerer “Secret Agent”. This mans music just bleeds summer in its veins. Layers of tight Stratocaster and poolside groove. Things close up with another track from the Korvids, here they team up with Jose Padilla for his chilled out version of their Beach Coma epic.
As an opening assault on the music industry, ‘My Music’ is just about as strong as they come. And if Olivia Shafique can keep up this kind of quality, word will start to spread very quickly indeed. She’s already been asked to go on reality shows like ‘Life on Marbs’, which will be shown on ITVBe. In the same way as The Only Way Is Essex, it would be following her life and her singing career.
Watch the video here:
Outside of music, Olivia is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie, prone to jumping out of planes, off bungee platforms and off cliffs. It’s just as well, as on this evidence she’ll be scaling great heights in the industry very soon.
Swinging singer to release ‘Are You Looking for Love?’ from latest EP
Lola Lamour is the first to admit she is behind the times. In fact, she says she might as well be living in the past – she has always been “influenced by vintage styles”, and her home is furnished in a retro style, right “down to the plug sockets”.
The Lightness of Being have already been backed by big names in the music industry – they have worked with The Breeders’ engineer Nick Trepka, played with up-and-coming blues rock band Graveltones, and have headlined venues around London. And with the release of ‘Movements’ they’re bound to turn even more heads in 2015. The band came together after Gabriel and Sergio struck up a chance conversation – and despite coming from all walks of life they soon began rehearsing and playing shows in London.
The debut EP “Directions” got heads banging last year, and the amp has been turned up even higher for their three-track release ‘Movements’.
Listen to ‘Unknown’ here:
‘Movements’ EP is due to be released on September 7th.