SouLost get heavy with ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2’ EP

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Electronic rock group set for first four piece EP on September 1st

Having released last February’s ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 1’ EP as an electronic-rock three piece, SouLost return with part two this Autumn with an added bassist and a brand new sound.

‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2’ marks an evolution of sound from the London based group, with new bassist Lux joining Ceira (vocals), Stef (guitar/songwriter) and Law (drums) to create a heavier, more expansive sound that veers closer to melodic speed rock than the songs on its predecessor.

For a taste, check out this sneak peak – EP track ‘Without Me’:

https://soundcloud.com/soulostofficial/without-me/s-jnDQT

Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqXVHZ58pjs

Boasting a brilliant female vocal and a huge, layered sound, the track indicates a genuine step forward for the band in terms of sound, and should see them build on support already garnered for their first EP.

The lead track from ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 1’ was titled ‘Save Me’, and saw SouLost featured on the Best of British Unsigned playlist, leading to airplay in 16 countries over 88 radio stations. It was also featured on Amazing Radio’s ‘Amazing Rock Show’ playlist upon release, and SouLost will be hoping their new direction provokes similarly positive feedback.

Not bad at all for an EP written by Stef during a 6 hour wait to be rescued with a broken down car.

‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2’ is available from September 1st

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/soulostofficial

https://twitter.com/soulostofficial

https://soundcloud.com/soulostofficial

 

New band ‘Ritual’ formed of folk musician come hip hop producer and multi-instrumentalist

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London based, new band Ritual is a collaboration between an Irish born folk singer/songwriter, an underground hip hop producer (who’s worked with the likes of Talib Kweli) and a multi-instrumentalist
who’s given his hand to dozens of the UK’s most talented singers.

Since the start of 2014, Ritual have been building a buzz in the UK music industry for
understated but powerful songwriting and production, now with the release of their first taster track‘The Fall’, the introduction to their journey and their own sound has arrived.

‘The Fall’ is as emotive as it is beautiful. A burning ballad of relationships, ‘The Fall’ draws on subtle elements of rural folk, r’n’b and a thumping drum that resonates to the very core, marrying the sounds in a messy bow of inner-city darkness.

As a reoccurring, conceptual feature on the album – the band use dual vocals with female singers throughout, expect some exciting recordings in the coming months to be unveiled with songs featuring
artists such as Charlotte OC, Delilah and Damien Rice’s long term collaborator Lisa Hannigan.

Hear ‘The Fall’ here and prepare for more hypnotic tunes from the pair
https://soundcloud.com/rtlmusic-1

Scottish four piece Estrella begin string of stellar releases with new single

Track ‘Whatever It Is’ taken from debut album ‘Come Out To Play’

Based in Aberdeen and with classic 70s/80s rock influences such as Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Van Halen, AC/DC and Bon Jovi, Estrella are an energetic rock four piece who are planning a busy 2014/2015. Touring Europe later in the year with ex-Guns N Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, the band are gearing up to hitting the road in October with a single release that throws back to their debut album – initially released in 2012.

With a second album due in May 2015 and singles from it on the way later this year and early next, Estrella aim to set the scene with ‘Whatever It Is’ – an impactful, guitar laden screamer of a track about fulfilling what you set out to achieve, born out of the band’s desire to do nothing else but make music their career.

You can hear the track here which is released October 13th:

The band – a trio of brothers Paul Gunn (Frontman), Luke Gunn (Lead Guitarist) and Nathan Gunn (Bass) plus Leo McPherson (Drummer) – already have a storied career in music behind them having toured Europe with American rocker and UK chart topper Robin Beck. And it’s a mark of their growing stature that they have been selected to tour with Gilby Clarke this November.

It’s all thanks to a reputation for putting on an excellent live show, a buzzing, crackling gig that plays on a fictional ‘sibling rivalry’ between the three brothers and creates a tension which is only released by the heaviness of the music.

They combine this bristling live show with an ultra-professional approach to capturing that energy in their studio recordings, working with some top industry names in order to realise their ambitions. Their debut album ‘Come Out to Play’ was co-written and produced by John T Sinclair (ex-keyboard player for Uriah Heep, The Cult and the Ozzy Osbourne band). It was engineered by Ashley Howe (Queen, Led Zeppelin) and mastered by Grammy award winning Richard Dodds (Uriah Heep, Freddie Mercury, Green Day).

Their new album – due May 2015 – will be overseen by producer Nick Brine (The Darkness, Bruce Springsteen, Thunder, Oasis) and will also see pre-production and mastering duties taken up by Pete Shoulder (The Union), Luke Morley (Thunder, The Union) and Pete Mayer (Rolling Stones, U2, Killers, Jack White, Katy Perry, The Killers). High calibre names who are extremely picky about who they work with.

It’s an approach which has won Estrella many fans, including Classic Rock Magazine and XFM presenters including Tom Russell and noted music tastemaker Jim Gellatly. And with the European tour, three singles and an album due by May next year, you’ll be hearing plenty more of them.

Links:
www.estrellarocks.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/estrellarocks
Twitter – www.twitter.com/estrella_rocks
YouTube – www.youtube.com/officialestrella
Soundcloud – www.soundcloud.com/estrellarocks

New sounds from Lauren Rich

We’d love you to check out this awesome new tune from songwriter Lauren Rich.

With an EP out on the 29th alongside this lovely single, Lauren is certainly an artist worth supporting.

After finding out she has Crohn’s disease recently Lauren has decided to support Crohn’s and Colitis UK
so they can help more people with this disease.

If you’d like to appear in Lauren’s music video for the track, and donate to Crohn’s and Colitis UK
please go to: https://www.justgiving.com/LaurenRichMusicVideo

In the meantime, ‘The Same Sky’ EP and ‘The Drink Talking’ single are both released 29th September.

Links
www.facebook.com/laurenrichmusic
www.twitter.com/laurenrichmusic
www.instagram.com/laurenrichmusic
www.youtube.com/laurenrichmusic
www.soundcloud.com/laurenrichmusic

Shield Patterns – ‘Present State’

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Check out the eclectic new dark electronic pop track ‘Present State’ from Manchester duo Shield Patterns. A rather strange sound to begin with, which slowly morphs into a really interesting piece of music that leaves you in a euphoric state and reminds you a little of Massive Attack.

Bollywood star, Kumar Sanu, releases new Album ‘Amor’!

image2Take a look at the latest promo video for ‘Amor’ here: http://youtu.be/uw3XViHLiPA

The promo video is an urban feature about his love for women. It has fast beats and crazy camera angles!
Tracks from the album include ‘Tu Ares’ which brings a Caribbean twist to the Indian pop sound and ‘Ek Masoom Ladki’ with a more deep soulful jazz beat to it, accompanied by an upbeat techno edge. The Song ‘wo ho na ho’ is a deep soulful song, sung beautifully by Kumar Sanu in his sweet heart felt soul voice. The song ‘Ashiqui-Ashiqui’ and ‘TERE BIN’ are contemporary number.
Sanu has had previous success with an album in the UK and is now coming back for more. His father Shri Pashupati Bhattacharjee was a prominent classical singer who, after a long career, found his place in Bollywood movies – setting the tone for his son’s career to follow.
Kumar Sanu has now acquired a total of 69 awards over a glittering career 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).
The success and undeniable vocal talent has made him one of the highest profile names in Bollywood, an accolade which he has used to give back to willing charities.
The organisations he has helped support include ‘Tsunami Victims Support’, ‘Cancer Research donations’ and ‘school & orphanage development programmes’. Sanu certainly can’t be accused of resting on his laurels. In fact, in 2009, he was awarded the PADMA SHRI award – the 4th largest civilian award it is possible to receive only from the President of India. Also Mumbai, Holland and Zurich hospitals use one of Kumar songs in their treatment of cancer patients!

Shannon K debut single aims to ‘Roll Back The Years’

12 year old daughter of Bollywood legend Kumar Sanu ready for first solo single

With astounding lyrics written by her nine year old sister Ana and a vocal talent passed down by her legendary father Kumar Sanu, Shannon K’s first single ‘Roll Back the Years’ is due for release at the end of August.

Mixing the influences of English pop music with a dash of Bollywood glamour, the track has the potential to be a real crossover hit – especially when you consider the story behind it.

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Returning home from her London school one day in tears, Ana explained that a friend of hers at school was suffering due to the break-up of her family. She soon channelled this inspiration into a set of lyrics which were put to music by older sister Shannon, with the aim of performing it one day at church or school. However, once their father heard the song, he knew it was strong enough to reach a wider audience.

The result is the heartfelt single ‘Roll Back the Years’, sung by Shannon K and ready to make its debut at the end of August.

Single Promo 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVTlPHKX_EY&feature=youtu.be

Single Promo 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1XWF1hV1IQ

Watch the full video here: http://youtu.be/CxZJMOtMA9Y

Shannon’s father Kumar Sanu is experienced enough to know talent when he sees it and is excited to see his daughter making her own way 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).

But perhaps his proudest moment will come in August, with the release of a song written and performed by his young daughters.

Shannon K is looking forward to the release of her first single in the prospect of starting her own singing career. There’s no doubting her vocal ability, and there’s only more to come from the young talent.

Judging by ‘Roll Back the Years’, our money is on the former.

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