Chey – Dirty Love

Having dreamed of a successful career in the music business all her life, Chey appeared on a number of national television shows, including ‘Saturday Superstore’ as well as Owen Money’s ‘Just up your Street’. Chey also appeared on ‘Moon and Stars’ with Rupert Moon ex Welsh Rugby star (pictured).

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It is only recently however that her career has begun to take flight after being spotted by top producer David Ezra, who has worked with X Factor finalists ‘Reggie and Bollie’ who have had over 4 million hits on YouTube, David says “when I came across Chey’s demo I loved her voice and just had to invite her to my studio in London, I brought in Shakil Hussain, a songwriter also from London to join us and within one day we had written and recorded Dirty Love.”

 

Dirty Love takes a unique view upon a love affair where the woman is in total control of what happens next. Speaking on the track Chey says “I wanted this song to emphasise the power of a woman, and how she uses her sexuality to get what she wants.” Having had previous support from Chris Needs MBE (BBC Wales), Chey hopes her new single will captivate audiences.

 

 

Dirty Love is set for official release on January 20th 2017, and available for pre-order December 23 on ITunes, Spotify and Tidal.

 

Links

www.cheymusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/officialchey

Facebook: /OfficialCheyMusic

Twitter: @officialchey1

Instagram: officialcheymusic

Retro Electro Synthetic Wonders Introflirt release ‘Orange Light’ Single

FOR LOVERS OF: Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Jan Hammer, Junior Boys,

After dropping their first single ‘Frozen Lace’, Oakland, Californian synthpop new wave artists Introflirt are releasing their new single ‘Orange Light’. Both tracks will be on their second album ‘Temporary Heaven’, slated for release on August 2. Introflirt is an Oakland-based trio comprised of Vafa, Ben Benjamin, and Brendan Dreaper.

This album represents the next stage of evolution in their self-described “croonwave” music. Dissolving notions of what electronic music should be into a colorful flurry that pops and sparkles, this album is threaded together by a velvet voice and candid lyrics that touch on themes of disappointment in people, the fragility of relationships, and the path towards sexual liberation. True to Introflirt form, the songs on ‘Temporary Heaven’ maintain a delicate balance, offering the soundtrack to a life that is introverted while still reaching out.

“Never thought I’d say crooner, sexual, eclectic and synthtastic in the same phrase, but Introflirt combines all these things”The Record Stache

The album’s first single ‘Frozen Lace’ was inspired by the struggle to overcome sexual repression, which generally goes hand in hand with some religions. It’s buzzing bass and squirming synth represent a tug-of-war between satisfying desires and fearing the potential consequences. Inspired by the concept that deciding between gratification or holding back entails excruciating self-torment, ‘Frozen Lace’ picks up on the lingering trepidation that moral laws often produce.

This was the first song to emerge for Introflirt after releasing their debut album. “This came from the longing to rid myself of guilt and fear of consequences when approaching certain desires,” explains vocalist and lyricist Ben Benjamin. “Growing up in a religious family – although my parents have pretty much been kicked out of every church they ever attended – installed many programs I’ve worked hard to disassemble.”

While Introflirt’s self-titled debut album documented the group testing the Flirty waters, the eight-track ‘Temporary Heaven’ jumps in without inhibition. The album retains the raw, gritty synth pop that endeared so many listeners to their debut release – but adds a seedier, darker, more danceable attitude, taking the Introflirt party from the rooftop to the basement.

While ‘Temporary Heaven’ presents Introflirt with a more energetic, modern feel, what stands out most is the transformation of Ben Benjamin’s vocals. After spending countless weekends in piano bars performing jazz standards, Benjamin’s vocal presence enters a similar space inhabited by the lounge singers of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, but set in the hazy, dim light of dance club beats.

Reinventing pop song structures to reflect the unpredictable nature of life’s twists and turns, the songs on this album present a clarity and confidence that’s a little bit dark, a little bit sentimental, and very very flirty.

LIVE DATES

June 25 – Oakland, CA – Legionnaire Saloon (with Ghostplay & VVerevvolf)
July 15 – Sacramento, CA – Ladyfest (with Pink Bandana & Spacewalker)
August 13 – Oakland, CA – Hanging Garden at The Night Light (with Neon Kross & Otzi)
September 28 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern – (with Foreign Resort & Nite)

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Rosie Carney – “Better Man”

Rosie Carney is an 19 year old singer/songwriter originally from Hampshire, UK, currently in Downings co Donegal. The nineteen year old songstress has been compared to Adele and has been stirring up the Irish music scene in the last year. Rosie Carney is an exceptionally talented singer/songwriter who is quickly attracting outstanding reviews and support.

Rosie has performed in a number of venues in Belfast, Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and also performed in St James’s Church for Irelands highly acclaimed Other Voices in 2013. She was recently selected to showcase her music at one of the worlds biggest music festivals SXSW which also resulted in making the NPR’s Top 100. Rosie has recently supported musicians like Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Saint Sister and SOAK and she has also accompanied Tom Speight on his UK ‘Little Love” tour as his lead female vocalist.

Better Man is out June the 17th on X Novo.

HALFNOISE (Zac Farro) Releases First Single “Know The Feeling”

HALFNOISE is ecstatic to be releasing the first single “Know The Feeling” from his forthcoming new full-length studio album, due out this Autumn on Congrats!  The track premiered exclusively on Stereogum  and is available for purchase now via all Digital Service Providers.

HALFNOISE is the creative project of Nashville-based musician Zac Farro; fusing his passion for live drums, electronic elements, and his unique voice to create a sound that bravely steps into the future without abandoning his already incredibly successful past.  Farro spent most of his early music career as a founding member of Paramore, touring with the band from 2004 to 2010 and lending his talents as a drummer to the band’s first three records – All We Know Is Falling, and the platinum-selling Riot!, and Brand New Eyes.

After releasing his self-titled HALFNOISE in 2012, and moving to New Zealand in 2014 to record his sophomore album VOLCANO CROWE, Farro found himself back out on the road supporting Broods on a national tour.  His time spent in New Zealand also helped cement a relationship with Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding), who Farro tapped to produce his 2015 single “INSIDE,” an experience that would help him grow as a vocalist and writer.  It was this newfound confidence that helped shape the newest HALFNOISE record, which after moving back to Nashville, Farro self-produced at Save Point Studios in Los Angeles, surrounded by friends and close collaborators.

The new HALFNOISE single “Know The Feeling” can be streamed NOW.  The track is off of the band’s upcoming full-length album, with further details coming soon.

Daniel William Daidone delivers kooky and creative new-wave/indie/rock cocktail ‘On a Holiday’

Gearing up for the release of his new album Shapeless Things, alternative rock artist Daniel William Daidone takes his listeners on a wild adventure with this new track ‘On a Holiday’.

Influenced by an eclectic mix of artists including Talking Heads, The Cars and Weezer, Dan’s sound is a creative cocktail of modern rock, indie pop and New Wave.

Listen to ‘On a Holiday’ here:

https://soundcloud.com/code3records-1/on-a-holiday

A man with music in his blood, Dan is the grandson of violin virtuoso Adolfo Daidone (aka Al Duffy), who performed with the likes of The Tommy Dorsey Band, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa.

Dan has already received past exposure for his musical talents, four of his songs appearing in the US Showtime series, Shameless. Two of his tracks were also used in the animation short Bumble Beeing, which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival.

Having toured extensively in a number of bands including Philadelphia pop-rock group Officer Roseland, Dan has played in locations including the UK, the US and Puerto Rico. Revered venues that he has played at include The Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia and CBGBs in New York.

In 2008, Dan also took part in a marketing campaign for Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. He was able to raise over one thousand pounds in music sales for the charity.

On top of music, Dan has also lent his creative talents to writing and is the author of a children’s book What Was Our Teacher Doing At The Mall?

Clearly an exciting character, Dan seems certain to spice up today’s rock landscape with his unique sound and persona.

 

‘On a Holiday’ is out June 15th

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/code3records-1

https://www.facebook.com/dan.daidone

https://twitter.com/fontsolo

IndieMinded reveal Reverieme’s One For Sorrow

Reverieme is Louise Connell, an artist who hails from the quaint Scottish market town of Airdrie.

A secondary school teacher who is as passionate about her artistic output as she is her chosen profession. While many of her colleagues are currently balancing the pressures of exam season with the longing for the summer holidays, Reverieme is also working towards the release of her long-awaited album Straw Woman.
Inspired by the myriad books, films and records she has devoured throughout her life, she creates captivating, haunting songs that offer an intriguing glimpse of an inquisitive mind and a unique view of the world around her.

Having supported Gotye, Newton Faulkner and Emmy The Great on tour, Reverieme has already caught the attention of some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists.

After building a reputation as a musical innovator on her first two albums, 2010’s Melodies and 2013’s With Up So Floating, last year’s acoustic EP Or Else The Light set hearts fluttering with it’s intrinsic beauty and flawless vocal delivery.

Having absorbed the musical influence of such diverse artists as Neko Case, Of Montreal, Arcade Fire and Amanda Palmer along with many others, she also creates all of her own artwork, photography and videos for each release. An artist in charge of every aspect of her project, Reverieme is an innovator to the very core.

Channelling her creativity in the build up to the album release, she has launched a Pledge campaign which gives fans and new listeners a chance to engage with every aspect of her new release. From one-off illustrations to picture books, her Pledge campaign showcases the breadth of her artistry. A perfect example is the powerful video for the song Plankton, which gained many plaudits and was accompanied by a fascinating essay explaining the origins of both the song and the video.

Her evident skill with language is more than matched by her ability to pair it with beautiful melodies to create stunning, timeless songs, the meaning of which is very much left to the listener.

The release of Golem, which has been premiered by Louder Than War, heads up the release on July 1. Having already won loyal fans at BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 (including Lauren Laverne) and Radio X, Reverieme is excited to finally unveil Straw Woman.

Norwegian pop singer Line Mari releases catchy and crisp single ‘Crush’

Hailing from Norway, fresh pop singer Line Mari releases this rock-infused pop song set to appear on her upcoming album.

Featuring some gorgeous vocals and crisp production, ‘Crush’ was recorded with the help of producer Rob Cass who has worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, Will Young and Paloma Faith.

Stream the song here:

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari/crush-noa3y1601010/s-8nu9i

Having played guitar and piano since the age of 10, Line has long had a passion for music, her mother often telling her she could feel her dancing in the womb. She started writing her own songs and performing to people as a late teenager, although she was very shy at first. However, this shyness also helped to fuel her songwriting, making her lyrics more personal and introspective.

Releasing her debut EP Fly High Fly Low in 2014, Line has already gained some recognition in Norway, her EP receiving acclaim from critics including a top score of 6 from Utropia. Her single ‘Why do I Cry’ was even played on national radio.

A highly versatile musician, Line not only sings and writes her own music, she also plays a number of instruments include guitar, piano and harmonica (she is currently also learning to play the fiddle). She has a keen interest in vintage music and vintage guitars and owns several custom made guitars and her own custom-made pedal-board.

Line was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northerly inhabited places in the world. As a child, she grew up regularly witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights, as well as once having a close encounter with a polar bear whilst at Kindergarten.

Having already played a gig in Bedford and recorded in London, the singer is now looking to spread word of her talents to the UK.

Line Mari’s voice is just indescribably amazing” –  Elza Böröndy, Utropia

Links:

www.linemari.com

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari

https://twitter.com/linemarimusic

https://www.facebook.com/linemarimusic

Faimkills: Songwriter, rapper, poet, performer

Fresh off of his recent EP, Manic Pixie Dreams, Faimkills has teamed up with fellow Inland Empire singer, Des to deliver visuals for their song “Fade In” off their upcoming collaborative self-titled EP, bdrmacts due out Monday May 31st, 2016.

https://soundcloud.com/faimkills/sets/bdrmacts

Shot and edited by New Culture Media Group and presented by Brick To Ya Face, “Fade In” (produced by New York-based artist JVZZI) is the first taste of bdrmacts‘s sound, which has been described as equal parts dream pop and hip-hop.

The video tells the story of two college students studying for finals while daydreaming about each other.

“Fade In” (music video): https://youtu.be/I11nD3b0a8A

Upbeat new single ‘Diggin’ it Deep Down’ from Norell & The Dub Factory

Norell and The Dub Factory have a deep rooted love of upbeat, positive vibes highlighted by their exciting new single ‘Diggin’ it Deep Down’, which is set for a release of mid June – right in time for summer.

The spirit of their feel-good sound combines the roots of the band members’ Italian heritage including the enigmatic vocal passion of Norell with the superb guitar licks of Valter Vincenti, who is also working with the reggae star, Alborosie.

It is perhaps the unique blend of cultures that most deeply reflects why this 5 piece feel so many should end up ‘diggin’’ their new track, with members from Italy, Japan and the UK all playing their part.

Our key aim,’ explains Norell, ‘Is to deliver a simple message with clear and direct lyrics to connect immediately with the listener. Our connection with fans is very important to us giving them music that reflects  life experiences creating a real and strong bond with our fans and those who we hope discover our music.

We want to make people feel like dancing and that is why we believe our live set is so important ,’ Eleonora continues , ‘Without losing the idea of sharing important messages and concepts through our songs, if people dance to our music first , they will then we feel discover a meaning and a story behind the grooves. In addition, we believe strongly in supporting the LGBT community and i guess due to the cultural mix within the band feel strongly about standing up  for human rights causes, children’s rights and so on, which may be unusual for what many may think is a pop band.

The group’s powerful vocals and infectious beats stem from an array of different influences including the likes of Joss Stone, Janis Joplin and Damian Marley. They also take heavy influence from Belgian soul/reggae artist Selah Sue, who at some stage they would love to try and support.

Norell & The Dub Factory could be one of the unsigned artists to watch out for this summer, so check them live, and get to know them better through their tantalising new song, ‘Diggin’ it Deep Down’.

‘Diggin’ it Deep Down’ is out 15th June

 

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/norellandthedubfactory

https://www.facebook.com/norellandthedubfactory/

https://twitter.com/NorellTDF

http://www.norellandthedubfactory.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJ4qvDeewZRD2kukHx2Tclg