The Futureheads frontman Barry Hyde releases debut solo album ‘Malody’

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Listen to ‘Sugar’ on Soundcloud here:

Barry Hyde, lead singer and guitarist from The Futureheads, has announced details of his debut solo album. ‘Malody’ will be released on the 3rd June 2016 on Sirenspire Records.

Says Barry: “Those of you familiar with my work with The Futureheads may be expecting an album of new wave inspired, four-part harmony, guitar music. ‘Malody’ couldn’t be further away from that. The album is based around my first instrument, the piano, and also features violin, cello, double bass, tenor and baritone sax, pedal steel and trumpet.”

Discussing the album’s themes, Barry explains: “What is ‘malody’? Malody is a word I have invented, derived from the words, melody and malady. A malody is a melody that expresses mental malaise, mental illness and deep sadness or its opposite, mania. I know about these things as I am bipolar. This album is a musical representation of what it feels like to experience the extreme states of mind that characterise bipolar existence. Like many bipolar people, creativity is central to my life, central even, to my illness. This album is a bipolar album, it was written in the rare and exquisite moments of intense creativity that comes in an almost complimentary way with the highs and lows. It’s a deep, highly personal catharsis, a document of my experience.”

‘Malody’ is available to pre-order on CD, vinyl and download via Pledge Music. In addition Barry is offering bespoke songs, improvisations, music lessons and ‘made to order’ piano and orchestral versions of Futureheads songs of your own choice.  Visit Barry’s Pledge Music page here.

http://www.barryhyde.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/thebarryhyde
https://twitter.com/TheBarryHyde
http://www.pledgemusic.com/artists/barryhyde

 

 

Uplifting Pop/Rock Anthem By Bentley Jones

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http://bentleyjones.com/music/discography/the-rebellion-single/

www.soundcloud.com/BentleyJones

Still not familiar with the mighty talent that is Bentley Jones? That’s all about to change as he’s just dropped the lead single and title track from his debut UK album “The Rebellion”. The song is a hard-hitting, attitude-ridden uplifting pop/rock anthem that sets the tone for the most poignant release of his illustrious career so far.

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“The Rebellion” (album) will be released internationally on 6th November. “The Rebellion” (single) is out now.

OFFICIAL SITE:      www.bentleyjones.com

FACEBOOK:           www.facebook.com/BentleyJonesMusic

TWITTER:               @Bentley_Jones

YOUTUBE:             www.youtube.com/BentleyJonesMusic

The Floating Bridges – Album Release

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They may live thousands of miles from Bob Marley’s native Jamaica, but The Floating Bridges have been inspired by the legendary reggae artist to make music, and, combining the recognisable rhythms with heavy guitar, they have made it their own.

The Floating Bridges have made a name for themselves in their native Queensland, working with local legend Brian Goodworth and receiving praise from Australian icon Jimmy Barnes when they supported him in concert. Their debut album, ‘Chasing Sunsets’, made an impact on its release in 2012, and gained the band a dedicated following. Now, ‘Creatures of Leisure ’is set to bring further success for the dreadlock-wearing members of the band.

The Floating Bridges are touring the UK from 17th July – not be to missed!

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Dates:

July 23rd – Secret Garden Party – Cambridgeshire

July 24th – The Farmers Arms – St. Merryn, Cornwall

July 25th – The Ohana Bar – Newquay, Cornwall

July 26th – The Beach BBQ – Bude, Cornwall

July 29th – Treyarnon Bay YHA – Constantine, Cornwall

July 31st – The Marisco – Woolacombe, Devon

Aug 2nd – Pig and Fiddle – Buttcombe, Bath

Aug 7th – Gaunts House – Dorset

Aug 8th – The Prince Albert – Stroud, Glos

Aug 13th – Mr Wolfs – Bristol

Aug 16th – Boomtown Fair, Winchester

Aug 21st – Cult Cafe – Ipswich

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Links:

Website: www.thefloatingbridges.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefloatingbridges?ref=hl

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-oGa1YXNlE

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/thefloatingbridges

Joyce Sims Returns in a Blaze of Glory

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Electrifying new album ‘Love Song’ from pop sensation due for release August 31st

Joyce Sims needs no introduction. Storming on to the pop charts in the late 80s, Joyce is responsible for some of music history’s greatest club anthems. Tracks like ‘All and All’, ‘Come into My Life’ and ‘Walk Away’ established Joyce as a true musical icon. Now she returns with a dazzling new song set to take the world by storm.

Joyce Sim’s work has been sampled and recorded by a wide range of musicians including Snoop Dogg, Randy Crawford and Angie Stone which is a testament to her enduring influence.

Listen to ‘All I Want Is You’ taken from the album here:

‘Love Song’ builds on her soul and funk roots whilst seamlessly transferring them into the context of modern pop. The album is truly a masterpiece. Effective and catchy in equal measure, Joyce Sims explores new musical styles whilst managing to adhere to the sound she is known and loved for.

Lewis Dene, USA East Coast Manager for Kings of Spins DJ pool described the ‘All I Want Is You’ single as totally refreshing, original and really addictive!” The single went straight to the top of the Kings of Spin Dj record pool chart with About.com commenting that Joyce had “a unique tonal progression.”

Joyce Sims is a universal musical icon, a pop star both on stage and in the studio. She demonstrates time and time again that she can deliver whether that be superb live performances or incredible releases. Stay tuned to hear more from her soon.

‘Love Song’ will be released on August 31st.

UK Tour Dates:

20th August –  Birmingham UK The Jam House – W/Band

22nd August  – London The Jazz Cafe – W/Band

19th September – Butlins Bognor – PA

20th September –  Butlins Skegness – PA

Links:

http://joycesimsonline.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joyce-Sims/101957523198527
https://twitter.com/Joycesims

Shackleton Set to Take The World by Storm – The incredible debut album out on August 8th

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The Shackleton Experience is the brain child of Minnesota native Karl Schmaltz. Karl, a 19-year old musician is the sole contributor to this project and it is a testament to his musical prowess and technical gifts that he has managed to craft an album of such complexity.

Karl took a leaf out of Bon Iver’s book and moved to a secluded farm in Wisconsin to record the album, focusing all his energy on this release. You can sense the exuberance and creative passion that has gone into this release; it feels like an extension of Karl’s personality and an honest representation of his own personal musical ideals.

Listen to “Into the Weddell Sea’ here: https://soundcloud.com/karl-schmaltz-1/into-the-weddell-sea

The Shackleton Experience transports the listener 100 years back in time, charting the journey of Shackleton to the Antarctic. You can feel the ship’s bow slicing through solid ice blocks and the crunch of boots on the snow. The complete DIY approach to the album is a testament to creator Karl’s musical prowess. Karl single-handedly researched the project, wrote the script, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the whole album. It is this commitment to excellence that really sets The Shackleton Experience apart from other releases you will hear this year.

The music has been described a “metal opera” but in some ways it is unlike anything heard before. It is both educational and sonically pleasurable, combining multiple genres and a story telling aesthetic to create something truly original.

The Shackleton Experience is almost revolutionary in its scope. By carving out a genre of its own, The Shackleton Experience is set to take the world by storm.

Expect the full length release on August  8th the 101st anniversary of Shackleton leaving England.

Links:

http://shackletonexperience.com/

https://www.facebook.com/theshackletonexperience

https://soundcloud.com/karl-schmaltz-1/into-the-weddell-sea

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

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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!

 

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

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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/

Suburban Myth release seasonal single ‘Can You Help Me Find My Christmas?’

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Independent pop-rock track from rock group Suburban Myth which is out now

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With a debut album ‘Welcome (If Only)’ already under their belts this year, plus a couple of singles from the LP, Suburban Myths reputation is continuing to grow through a combination of quality music and hard work on their part to keep the music coming.

With the momentum building their new single ‘Can You Help Me Find My Christmas’ is out right now – once again showcasing the vocal talents of Derek Daisey. The lyrics are typically thoughtful, accompanied by a gradual build up in the story and intensity of the melody which arguably gives the band their most commercially solid release yet.

Hear it for yourself here:

The band has said before that they write all their songs with the live show in mind, and the same can be said here. With a sweeping crescendo that would be epic to hear live, it still works perfectly in the studio too thanks to some really lush production values.

It nicely concludes a very good year for the band, with their album and single releases getting them attention from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Planet Rock, not to mention support slots with Dylan Taylor and Anyone’s Guess at The Windjammer.

If Suburban Myth keep up this momentum, 2015 will be their year.

Band members:

Derek Daisey – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Nicholas OKelley – Bass Guitar & Vocals

Nick Lomma – Percussion

“This outfit have a tasty way with a trad-indie-alt-rock tune and there’s a rising taste for this sort of thing in the face of the deluge of hideously cheesy dance-pop…”

Thomas H Green – Daily Telegraph/Arts Desk/Mixmag/Napster

Buy now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/can-you-help-me-find-my-christmas/id745389896?i=745389973

Links:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SuburbanMythMusic

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SuburbanMyth1

Website – www.suburbanmythmusic.com

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/suburbanmythmusic

Reverbnation   http://www.reverbnation.com/suburbanmyth

‘Only One’ the new single from sincere singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes

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One of Northumberland’s most talented emerging artists, acoustic singer-songwriter, Jessie Lowes is set to release her new single ‘Only One’ November 28th. Following the success of her last single ‘Stars’, Lowes popularity  has soared as she gains national recognition for her beautiful,  emotive music.

 

True to Lowes style of raw and emotive lyrics, the new track explores the heartbreak of losing someone you love, in an honest and heartfelt manner.

 

Lowes life has not been an easy journey and she has been through a series of testing and turbulent times. Spending some of her early life in foster care, music has always been the one constant in Lowes’ life.

 

Recent years have also been tough on Lowes as she lost her mother of whom she was very close with and has suffered the agony of a marital breakup. The talented Lowes transforms the pain of these torturing times into beautifully moving music that speaks directly from her heart to the audience.

 

An ex-cage fighter and club level rugby player, Lowes’ masculine background contrasts her delicate lyrics and soulful delivery. Lowes music delves into the depths of human emotion and beautifully expresses the pain and beauty of life.

 

Lowes has recently released the video for ‘Only One’. The video aptly captures Lowes heartache, delivering a powerful and moving visual of the raw emotion Lowes emits.

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

 

Website: http://jessielowes.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessie-Lowes/166706493351429

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/jessie-lowes83

Jessie Lowes – Stars

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A soft and sensational track from the young female artist. Its got feeling and emotion, a plenty. She tells us that the track was written in memory of her late mother, to whom she was very close. Its imagery is fantastic and the vocal style of Jessie is quite unique!

Tell us your thoughts on ‘Stars’ in the comments and we will get back to you!

 

Also you can like her on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessie-Lowes/166706493351429