INJIN Releases ‘Tennessee’

INJIN is clearly no stranger to the world of rock’n’roll, having performed in a number of bands and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Santana’s band and even Jimi Hendrix’s drummer. Using this experience that he has accumulated over the years, the talented songwriter is back with his own work and the new track, ‘Tennessee’.

Chanelling an 80s synth-rock style for ‘Tennesseee’, INJIN is reigniting a retro sound for the modern day which is sure to appeal to a wide audience. A difficult childhood has influenced his songwriting in a big way which aims to diverge from the ‘conveyor belt’ material that is constantly churned out in the music industry.

The track is accompanied by a visually stunning and picturesque video, featuring INJIN himself wandering the landscape of the countryside, seemingly in search of something, but what exactly is not clear.

During his youth, at the age of around 7, INJIN mysteriously stopped growing which led to some difficult formative years for him. Fortunately, he was one of a select few chosen for ground breaking treatment that managed to cure him. 

INJIN’s difficult past gave him the knowledge and experience he needed and he soon grew in confidence to push musical boundaries by re-arranging songs from the likes of Pink Floyd, Ten Years After and Deep Purple with his cover band Ruby Spoon. I N J I N took the name Ruby Spoon to America where he began to embrace the rock lifestyle and his powerful vocals helped him gain a strong following.

INJIN is a believer that music has lost that personal touch that it once had, so his aim with ‘Tennessee’ was to bring back the emotive edge, using forgotten instruments that blend beautifully with his raw vocals. Exploring different moods with a late 1800, early 1900s sound, I N J I N’s music has a mystical haunting sound, marrying pacific wind instruments with electric guitars.

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Symphonic Rock from Bayonesse

Bayonesse is the musical vehicle of artist and singer, Christy Lee Rogers, and Ryan Murphy. The duo create hauntingly beautiful rock music, with an epic feel and quality musicianship.

The duo have shifted their passions from art to music after realising it is the most “powerful and intense” art form in which to express their thoughts, whilst finding peace and understanding within the chaos of society. The alternative single ‘Angel Touching Down’ from their upcoming album, Bleeding Heart, will be released alongside a dark and mysterious underwater music video.

The video stars actress Elisabeth Donaldson and Bayonesse themselves and was edited by award winning filmmaker Ray Izad-Mehr. The video provides the perfect visuals tot the feel of the music and it displays the underlying darkness in their heart-felt lyrics.

Rogers’ powerful passion for music always controlled her art and she soon found that it was the most effective way to express her thoughts. By early 2016 Rogers joined Murphy to form Bayonesse and with their clash of musical influences from Bjork to The Kills, they have formed a unique and unusual sound that brings something  slightly left-field to the table.


Alonestar: ‘Lovelorn’

Alonestar is the musical vehicle of rapper and musician, Jethro Sheeran, who is incidentally the cousin of world-famous singer songwriter, Ed Sheeran. However, Alonestar certainly does not lack the talents of his cousin and this is evident upon listening to his latest track, ‘Lovelorn’.

The new single was written alongside talented singer, Rosie Ribbons, who lends her vocals to the catchy of chorus of ‘Lovelorn’, and it supposedly addresses difficult past experiences for both musicians on the topic of unrequited love and heartbreak.

Jethro explains that the emotive track “is the strongest and most powerful song I have written & produced to date, it reflects my new sound and style. It’s something fresh and different to anything else out there at the moment. I dug deep to exercise the darkness in this track, and fell into the depths of my soul when coming up with the concept.”

The addictive track was produced by Sheeran himself with the help of Massive Attack’s guitarist Angelo Bruschini and drummer, Damon Reece, who provided the beats. Consequently, with a team like this, it’s easy to see why Alonestar is making a strong impression on today’s music scene.



Chey takes a unique outlook on a love affair in ‘Dirty Love’

Taking a unique outlook on a love affair, singer-songwriter Chey’s debut single ‘Dirty Love’ proves how the Welsh singer doesn’t shy away from her talent. Drawing influences from Amy Winehouse and Paloma Faith, Chey is prepared to breakaway from her small Welsh village to take on the music industry.

‘Dirty Love’ was produced by top London producer David Ezra who says he “loved Chey’s voice” and “was looking forward to working with her on the new single”. The single takes a unique outlook upon a love affair where the women 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.”

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Dan Caplen – Blinded By The Lights

Premiered on Complex Magazine , emerging soul/RnB sensation Dan Caplen has unveiled an entrancing rendition of the classic 2004 song “Blinded by the Lightsby The Streets. Replacing the pounding baseline of the original with gravelly blues tones, the Brixton-based musician taps into the melancholy of the original to deliver a heart-breaking track.

Stepping into the spotlight as an instant UK ‘One To Watch’, Dan Caplen was musically trained in Portland, Oregon, where he developed an undeniable technical ability as well as a penchant for sampling classic and charismatic sounds. The young Londoner – of Caribbean descent – feels as instantly accessible as he does sophisticated. He’s already been featured on early tastemakers Pigeons & Planes and Noisey, as well as garnering support slots with the likes of Honne and Anne-Marie – Caplen is building a name for himself in the influencers/early-adopter section.

Dan Caplen reminds us that his authenticity, talent and rawness are real weapons to establishing himself as one of 2017’s hottest tips.