Medical marvel Adam Lanceley unveils plans for seventh album ‘Epitaph to Innocence’

Indie

If a songwriter is only as effective as the stories they tell, Adam Lanceley will have etched his songs into your mind in no time.

His latest album ‘Epitaph to Innocence‘ is his seventh to date, despite suffering life-changing injuries from a car crash many years ago. The singer-songwriter was only ten years old when he was involved in the accident. Sustaining a severe brain injury, a crushed pelvis and shattered legs, doctors advised him he was unlikely to walk or talk again. Against all odds, Adam not only proved them wrong but has taken his remarkable recovery to the extreme, running marathons and now carving out a career as a singer-songwriter.

Though Adam is very secretive about the meaning behind his lyrics, Epitaph to Innocenceretains his ever-present optimism. The songwriter tends to pen his tracks in the hope that the messages hidden within will inspire other people who are going through difficulties of all kinds. In common with his previous releases, the album is heavily influenced by the 1960’s Californian sound, with Beach Boys-esque melodies and a defiantly upbeat vibe.

Although Adam has conquered many of the physical consequences of the accident, he has said that mentally he sometimes feels like a little boy, struggling with mental issues such as very low confidence and depression. His musical career has given him an outlet to express himself, which once again reinforces the restorative powers of music on both the artist and the audience. Epitaph to Innocence is far from an ending, it’s yet another example of Adam’s ability to continually confound expectations and to push himself to new heights of creativity.

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/adam-lanceley/id569012210

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adamlanceley

Luna Blue – Nightjar EP Reviewed

Funk, Indie, Rock

Cementing Brighton as one of the hubs of the most inventive, exciting music being made by new artists in the UK are LUNA BLUE whose new EP, Nightjar, is released on 25/8/2017. Bucking the trend for releasing an EP which only actually consists of two tracks (seriously, I don’t care how long the tracks are, that’s a single, guys!), Nightjar is a brilliant introduction to the world of LUNA BLUE, the six tracks showcasing their rich and varied style which flows effortlessly through rock, indie funk and even jazz.

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Opener, Borrowed Words, sets the scene perfectly – it has all the carefree confidence and stylings of classic funk/r&b outfits like The O’Jays but marries them effortlessly with an almost disgracefully artistic indie attack which immediately brings to mind artists like Two Door Cinema Club and Bloc Party. What really hits you (and what lingers long after the EP has finished) is the rhythm section. Drooling, fret-troubling bass guitar winds around intoxicating, complex rhythms which seem too good for a band who have only just announced themselves on the live circuit.

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Other highlights include the soaring, Float Away, an anthemic, chiming epic which sounds like intergalactic whale-song, and the EPs closer, Welcome Home, a haunting showcase for singer Tom High, whose dramatic Jeff Buckley-esque delivery thrills throughout. With a live show which promises to see the band as likely to be amongst the audience as on the stage, LUNA BLUE is definitely one to watch.
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Pallab Sarker: ‘Not Gonna Fall In Love With You’

Indie, Pop

London based acoustic singer-songwriter, Pallab Sarker, is back with the new single ‘Not Gonna Fall In Love With You’, the follow up to his former US college radio hit, ‘Morning in Brixton’.

With a laid back, indie-acoustic style and honest, endearing lyricism- Pallab’s new track is worth wrapping your ears around!

Find out more here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/pallabsarkermusic/?hc_ref=SEARCH&fref=nf

https://twitter.com/Pallabsmusic

https://soundcloud.com/user-135003185

https://play.spotify.com/album/3bZN8CTCZWu6U6fabqnHpR?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdvQM0GOGAT-GYjJvVwVXQQ

https://pallabsarker.com/about

CHARLYN ‘MARYLISE’

Indie, Pop, Uncategorized

Marylise’ is Charlyn’s promising first single from her upcoming debut EP. The Swiss singer/songwriter who is now based in London portrays an eclectic mix of Indie Pop and 80’s elements with this first effort. Charlyn perfectly complements the rising popularity of female electro-pop vocals, in a similar vein to Chvrches or Brighton’s Fickle Friends.

When interviewed about the single, Charlyn described it as “a summery pop song, telling the story of a woman pretending to have ‘the perfect life’, however wanting to escape and live the life of someone else.”

Although Charlyn is a solo musician, the chemistry between the singer and her band (Robin, George and Thomas) is undeniably audible; having met her co-performers whilst studying at the British & Irish Modern Music Institute in 2012. The upcoming EP- recorded in London- explores intimate subjects, such as love and human stories, all set to rhythmic and spacious 80s-pop beats.

After having graced the stages of renowned London venues such as Bush Hall, Under the Bridge and 02 Academy Islington, as well playing shows in Paris and Switzerland, Charlyn is now set to take Western Europe by storm over the summer; with four performances in London and appearances in Switzerland already confirmed!

The EP release show will took place on the 15th of June at The Half Moon in Putney, London

IMPACT DATE: 08.07.16
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Connect with Charlyn:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Charlynmusic
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Charlynmusic
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/charlynmusic

Track of the Week!

Alternative, Indie

Groovy indie outfit The Northcoast release dazzling single ‘With You’

“With You is the perfect musical mix of dance, synthpop and indie sheen. Its bubbly rhythm-driving guitar riff feels lifted from “Songs from the Big Chair” or “Purple Rain”, bouncing with the same excitement that Michael Jackson’s guitarists brought to their hits in the 1980s” – Mitch Mosk (CEO Atwood Magazine)

Hailing from different locations across the north coast of America, The Northcoast’s three members come from New York, New Jersey and Seattle. They are the perfect example of how distance is no barrier to making music and with the aid of technology they have been emailing projects to each other and making music for over 10 years.

“With You” is their latest sparkly single, produced by Tom Lord-Alge, and is the perfect accompaniment to a long road trip or lazing on the grass on a summer’s day.

Watch/Listen to “With You” here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJ1Hy4r7irM&feature=youtu.be

Each member of the group has played at least three instruments since childhood and this, combined with their multi-cultural backgrounds, has given the group a plethora of musical influences and experience. Combining the pumping beats of Michael Jackson and bass lines of Passion Pit and Chvrches, there really is something for everyone to enjoy.

The Northcoast have realised their childhood dream of both making and performing music. Having made an impact on the stages of Vans Warped Tour and played alongside big names such as Gia Farrell, their future is already looking bright!

 

Links:

http://www.soundcloud.com/the-northcoast

https://www.facebook.com/thenorthcoastband

https://twitter.com/thenrthcst

https://thenrthcst.bandcamp.com/

https://www.instagram.com/the.northcoast/?hl=en

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

Alternative, Indie

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.

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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

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

Alternative, Indie, Rock

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

Atlas Bound – Softer Still

Indie

LA based electronic writing duo Atlas Bound and the latest Bose ambassadors formed just under a year ago. After growing up together on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, the pair have developed a future folk sound that was labelled ‘one of summer’s sexiest songs’ by Noisey and nominated by Stoney Roads as breakthrough producer of the year in 2014.

Currently releasing on LA based Next Wave Records, the duo have amounted million’s plays on Soundcloud and featured on youtube blogs including La Belle Musique and The Sound You Need. They have been featured in Spotify’s ‘One’s to watch’ playlist as well as front page Itunes.

The pair’s music is unique, described by Earmilk as soul-tronica, blending innovative production with a focus on songwriting. While they cite influences like Donny Hathaway and Marvin Gaye, Atlas Bound has been compared to contemporaries James Blake and Glass Animals.