New Sounds On Their Way From Irish Singer-Songwriter Carl Finlay

Following the success of his previous single ‘So Hard to be Happy’, Irish singer-songwriter Carl Finlay is set to release brand new single ‘Message to the Dreamer’ on March 16th AND debut album ‘Follow the Moon’ on March 30th.

His individual style is infectious, his lyrics are bursting with emotion and wisdom, and we can’t wait to listen to the full album. An eclectic mix of folk – drawn from his Irish roots, combined with rock and reggae influences, Carl conveys raw emotion, positivity and enlightenment through his music. He studies mankind’s ideologies through his intricate style of musical storytelling.

‘Message to the Dreamer’ divulges an upbeat, positive vibe whilst other tracks convey raw emotion and enlightenment. Check out ‘Message to the Dreamer’ here: https://soundcloud.com/carl-finlay/carl-finlay-message-to-the-dreamer

Having worked with Rupert Cobb (The Killers, Muse, Massive Attack) on the album, it’s certainly got our ears twitching with anticipation!

 

Eban Brown Announces UK Tour & Opening Night Charity Event

Best known as the lead vocalist from multi-platinum group ‘The Stylistics’, Eban Brown has announced his 2015 UK Tour and Opening Night Charity Event for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The acclaimed Youngest Classical Soul Recording Artist in the History of Classical Soul Music has written and produced a single in aid of the charity, and will perform it on his month-long tour from 6th March to 6th April.

The profits  made from the single “Eyes of a Child” will go towards helping the charity, about the single and the tour Eban says:

“It is with great honour that I announce my 2015 UK Tour as a solo artist. I have written and produced a song entitled “Eyes of a Child” for Great Ormond Street Hospital. Families need the assistance and great care that GOSH can provide, and I am so blessed to have the opportunity to contribute to such a worthwhile cause. As a parent myself, the thought of your child being ill is unbearable but through the help of others, we can all be making a contribution to help in some small way! All proceeds from “Eyes of a Child” will benefit the children of Great Ormond Street Hospital, with 100% of profits going to the UK’s only academic biomedical research centre specialising in paediatrics.”

Tour Dates

6TH MARCH 2015, THE BROADWAY THEATRE, BARKING, ESSEX

8TH MARCH 2015, LOMAX, LIVERPOOL

13TH MARCH 2015, THE HARLINGTON, FLEET, HAMPSHIRE

14TH MARCH 2015, BAKEWELL TOWN HALL, DERBY

 17TH MARCH 2015, THE GLEE CLUB, BIRMINGHAM

18TH MARCH 2015, BIERKELLER  THEATRE, BRISTOL

 27TH MARCH 2015, THE HUB THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON

 28TH MARCH 2015, PLYMOUTH GUILDHALL, PLYMOUTH

 4TH APRIL 2015, GLEMSFORD SOCIAL CLUB, SUDBURY, SUFFOLK

 6TH APRIL 2015, TOWNGATE THEATRE, BASILDON, ESSEX

The Machismo’s Rise From the Ashes with an Album of Unreleased Music on their own ‘Machismo’s records’ Imprint!

Voted in the NME as one of the ‘band’s to watch’ in the 90’s, and given an NME single of the week for ‘My Narghile’, which was playlisted on BBC Radio 1, the future looking bright for The Machismo’s.

However, as is often the case outside influences led to a lengthy break from the industry. But now The Machismo’s are back in business ‘putting the punk back into indie’ whilst conforming to a Taoist lifestyle of peace, love, veganism, qi gong and yoga! It makes for a stark and compelling contrast, with elements of Ty Seagall, Connan Mockasin, Alt-J as well as spikier, punchier moments akin to Royal Blood or Thee Oh Sees.

The new album, subtly titled ‘Britpop Fucked My Wife’ after the bands perceived ‘kick in the teeth’ by Britpop’s lad culture in the mid 90’s, has roots stretching back 18 years, before drugs and depression put a halt to one of Indie’s most promising trio’s. But now, reinvigorated and refreshed, The Machismo’s are back to their best with a planned future tour and more new music than ever before. There is an immediacy to their brand of rock that simply just isn’t out there anymore, and it deserves to be celebrated.

For proof, here is the powerfully pounding single ‘My Narghile’ (which is a Greek hash pipe- not something the band wishes to encourage the use of anymore!): 

More experienced this time round, The Machismo’s are determined to make their way forward with their unique brand of in your face experimental indie pop, coupled with mellower songs of peace and positivity.

Single ‘My Narghile’ will be out Feb 23rd as a digital download, with album following March 3rd on 12″ vinyl and download, on Machismo’s Records.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/TheMachismos

http://sturmunddrangrecordings.bandcamp.com/

Are You Ready to get ‘Down With It’ for Scarlet Baxter’s Latest Sassy Single?

Soulful starlet set to release new single March 23rd

For those of you feeling the winter blues and in need of a little summer sound in your life, look no further than the latest single from up-and-coming starlet, Scarlet Baxter.

With an ever growing fan-base, Scarlet is hotly tipped to vividly break on to the national music scene this year, and deemed as “one to watch for 2015” by Kat Orman (BBC Oxford), Scarlet showcases all the potential signs of becoming Britain’s next pop princess.

Sound-wise, think nostalgic, 90’s R&B, with a soulful, current twist. With the help of her incredibly talented guitarist Dominic Ireland, and co-writers, John McLaughlin, Judd Mahoney & Natalie DeLucia, Scarlet has derived an entire catalogue of original material in only a year. Hot on the heels from her previous releases ‘Backsliding’ and ‘Stuck’- from which she received critical acclaim as being “the next woman of pop” – Cigarette Sounds.

Scarlet’s latest single ‘Down With It’ is a sassy, chimerical track – ridiculously catchy, guaranteed to be a hit on everyone’s summer playlist, and destined for the dance floor – you can check it out here! https://soundcloud.com/scarletbaxter/down-with-it

She’s a fierce, determined individual with killer vocals and plenty of charisma, and you can expect big things and huge tracks from her in 2015!

‘Down With It’ is due for release on 23rd March, you check out the remix for the track here: https://soundcloud.com/scarletbaxter/down-with-it-remix

Links:

Scarlet Baxter Online:

WEB: www.ScarletBaxter.co.uk

TWITTER – @scarletbaxter

FACEBOOK –  www.facebook.com/scarletbaxtermusic

INSTAGRAM – scarletbaxter

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For more information, contact Vicky@quitegreat.co.uk or call 01223 844 440

 

Innovative Experimental Singer & Songwriter Richard Rhys O’Brien Releases new Single “Sense in Our Brains” release date 2nd February 2015

Richard Rhys O’Brien continues to make thought provoking and heart warming music with his latest single “Sense in Our Brains” recently released to much anticipation.  Deep, thoughtful music still exists and O’Brien is proving over and over again he is a master of it.

From global economist and futurist to a singer and songwriter producing some of the most memorable songs of recent memory.  Enter Richard Rhys O’Brien, an artist who has yet to fail to inspire thought and emotion with his music, a kind of pop divorced from time and space.  O’Brien recently released his new single “Sense in Our Brains”, clearly in the same vein as some of his earlier work like “Cloud on the Horizon” and “It’s a Dangerous World”, but with an impact and impression all of its own.

“We’re very happy about ‘Sense in our Brains’ and how it serves as an introduction to our coming album later this year,” commented the talented songwriter.  “The message is clear – can we keep civilization on track?  And beyond that, is anyone listening at all?”

In addition to his trademark vocals, O’Brien’s colleagues show their immense talent on the new single as well.  Bruce Knapp’s guitar complements O’Brien’s keyboards expertly, Callie Howard’s ethereal backing vocals never fail to deliver and the steady rhythm of Tony Shepherd’s drums and Richard Sadler’s bass continues to be the foundation of O’Brien’s musical expression.

With his previous albums “I Know a Little Place” and “Anguneau Sunset” being warmly embraced by both fans and critics, “Sense in Our Brains” points toward this momentum continuing well into the future, an area Richard Rhys O’Brien has proven himself quite an expert in.

For more information and to be kept up to date on his latest news and releases be sure to visit http://www.richardrhysobrien.com.

Gavin Chappell-Bates releases debut EP ‘Black Holes’

There is much more than meets the eye with Cambridge based singer-songwriter Gavin Chappell-Bates. He is a philosophy graduate with a long standing love for music; this is reflected within the soulful and thoughtful songs he writes – challenging capitalism and confronting man’s inhumanity to man as well as discussing different themes of spirituality.

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After performing for years in a band, Gavin has decided to embark on a solo career, performing songs that he has written himself. He has already built up a following around the local Cambridge music scene, performing at the likes of Secret Garden Party, Cambridge Rock Festival and Strawberry Fair. With fans of Gavin including David Eringa (Manic Street Preachers) who has given him some valuable advice with his music, also independent online music magazine ‘Get To The Front’ has raved about one of his tracks saying:

“I can hear this being a solid Radio One / Kerrang summer tune!”

However, it hasn’t been the easiest of journeys for Gavin. He has overcome years of severe depression and anxiety during his youth, only to be saved by his passion for music during those dark days. He is a vocal supporter of mental health awareness campaigns and he set up a music-based community group called ‘Soundwaves’ last year for this very reason.

The truly inspiring artist has been perfecting debut EP ‘Black Holes’ since he was a teenager; as he has matured, so has his music and style. Get ready for grunge and indie rock vibes with big guitars and epic sounds throughout the new EP, which is due for release on 23rd February 2015.

Website: www.gavinchappellbates.com

YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/gavinbatesmusic

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/GChappellBates

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

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/gavinchappell-bates

Brand new ShadowIcon EP is more than ‘Smoke & Mirrors’

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Innovative double CD release features a 2nd CD of instrumental versions out March 16th

Born and raised in Slovenia, ShadowIcon are a six piece melodic metal band with a heavy impact and a compelling lead female vocalist. Taking elements from metal and thrash, but marrying them to a tuneful vocal and a great appreciation for a stylish groove, the  band serve up a potent blend of heaviness on new EP ‘Smoke and Mirrors’.

Their previous album ‘Empire in Ruins’ picked up excellent reviews around Europe and the US, now they’re back with a brand new EP totalling six epic songs, plus instrumental/karaoke versions so fans can sing along at home.

For a taste of what ShadowIcon are all about, check out their moody video for EP track ‘If I Was the One’ which is out on March 9th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6DBqpK6Maw

Mixed and mastered by Charlie Bauerfeind and Thomas Geiger (Helloween, Blind Guardian) the EP was released on December 15th. Designed to build on the new, melodic metal sound of the debut album, the songs are a fusion of different tastes and styles from the band’s three songwriters, all blending into great cocktail of pounding drums, searing guitars and piercing vocals.

With over 50,000 fans already on Facebook, this is a band who have already come a long way. And, judging by this EP, there’s nothing that can stop them any time soon.

The ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ EP is out March 16th.

Links:

www.shadowicon.com

www.facebook.com/shadowicon

Noel and the Pandas choose a ‘Wondering Love’ for new single

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Single taken from debut album ‘In the Art of Doom’ set for March 2nd release

An eclectic Indie rock band from Italy, Noel and the Pandas are exciting group add a variety of ideas to their rock roots. Their debut album ‘In the Art of Doom’ sees them on sparkling form, and the latest single is no exception. With great electronic touches and even a jazz feel thanks to a beautifully lonely sounding trumpet melody, the song’s gradual build then transforms it into a thumping anthem for the close, making it one of the very best on an excellent album.

You can hear the song, ‘Wondering Love’, here:

https://soundcloud.com/noelandpandas_official/wondering-love

Produced by guitarist Nicola Rosti, the debut album marked them out as the hottest new alternative rock sound to emerge from Italy, and that’s a reputation that is only likely to grow with singles like this.

The lyrics, written by band founder Noel, are a typically wistful reflection on his own history. His is a story of riches to rags, and after a promising career as a banker was ended overnight, he has picked himself back up from a life of destitution using nothing but his music and the experiences he has to write about. The power of music to move and transform those who make and hear it is often underestimated, but Noel is living proof that – with enough talent and determination – it’s possible to come back from the brink.

‘It all started when my first life ended and a brand new one was there to begin’ says Noel now. And, with the fresh sounds of Noel and the Pandas to show for it, it’s a new life with plenty of pathos and desire.

‘Wondering Love’ is released on March 2nd.

Links

https://soundcloud.com/noelandpandas_official

www.noelandthepandas.com

www.facebook.com/Noel.Music.official

www.youtube.com/user/noelmusicofficial

New artist UNIQUE ready to unleash debut EP ‘YunG Love’ & lead single ‘Love Me’

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US rapper and musician takes aim at the UK on February 9th

A New York based hip hop artist with a contemporary sound reminiscent of Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown and Mac Miller, UNIQUE is a young musician and rapper who is ready to make an impact in the UK with his new single and three track EP.

The EP, is a strong introduction to the vocal and writing talents of the young artist, gives you a very good idea of why this music is already winning the respect of the likes of 50 Cent and Raheem Devaughn in UNIQUE’s native USA.

The lead single from the EP is ‘Love Me’, which you can hear here:

https://soundcloud.com/uniquepyb/unique-feat-cocoa-sarai-love

A self-taught musician who plays drums and guitar as well as writing and rapping, UNIQUE is marking himself out from the rest of the pack with his youthful exuberance and an obvious love for what he is doing. He recently took part in a US college tour and won fans along the way with his relatable lyrics of young love, youth culture and more. UNIQUE’s talents don’t end with his musical skills. The maverick is also a talented dancer, performing as part the Battle Fest dance league.

His captivating live shows continue to turn heads, while an ear for comedy and a nice line in celeb impressions give him an extra dimension as a performer too. This multi-talented approach stands him in good stead for an assault on the UK music industry – this is one artist who is truly charismatic and, well, unique.

Online:

http://Soundcloud.com/UniquePYB

https://www.facebook.com/prettyboiiunique

Twitter @UniqueDaArtist

Instagram: @UniqueTheArtist