The Impersonators Release The Newest Addition To Their Vintage-Pop Reign

Pop

The masters of vintage-pop, The Impersonators have released their new single ‘Sad Cafe’ today. A two-man project comprising of  Tom Tikka and Antti Autio (lyricist), the two flawlessly imitate the depth of a full band – hence the name, The Impersonators.

A treat for the fans of R.E.M, The Go-Betweens and Matthew Sweet, offer an abundance of sonic textures and ‘vintage’ pop rock sounds in ‘Sad Cafe’ – a track that looks to be their best yet.

Having grown in the States and being previously signed to Sony/BMG with Carmen Gray, one of Finland’s biggest-ever rock bands, Tom Tikka injects Finnish elements into his sound.

From the perspective of style, The Impersonators’ goal is to nurture and cultivate the creativity, spirit and warmth that graced the pop records of yesteryears – realised through poignant lyrics, emotive music and sixties-flavoured vocal harmonies and they do this effortlessly in their latest release.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/1mpersonators 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1mpersonators_band/ 

Website: https://impersonatorsmusic.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/the-impersonators  

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/43iP9Qdf52b0zuyBYKjgbl?si=R_YqhroARIqm32AbTPJ-iQ 

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNxEq8p5waRWe1Gp7DBAzCg

Escaping the urban dungeon in Grime-Urban artist D-Saro’s latest single ‘Conundrum’

grime, urban

Already well acquainted with the music scene having previously worked with Roll DeepWiley, The Game and most recently his involvement in the charity single Save Me, backed by the likes of Stormzy and Harry KaneD-Saro is no stranger to the production of music made to be admired.

Available now on SoundCloud but to be open to purchase on all digital platforms 27th January, Conundrum is an energetic Afro beat single, telling the story of trying to escape the conundrum of every day life. Staying true to his motto ‘true stories, deep lyrics, real life, no gimmicks’, the lyrical depiction of breaking free from the urban dungeon and the 9-5 routine outlines real people going about their real lives with as yet unfulfilled aspirations and is one that resonates with a lot of us.

Although D-Saro‘s style is more consistently one that resonates with more urban grime artists, Conundrum also incorporates a more dancehall feel with his reggaeton vibes, island-style instrumentals and funky bassline, D-Saro‘s latest release is one of innovative sound.

Twitter: http://twitter.com/officialdsaro

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2KRZqtEYPXWMB0quG77mqs?si=-TS0pBskTPaiMuiUuukpmA

Website: http://www.4frontrecords.co.uk

Andy Anderson Shakes Up The Music Industry With His 3D Mixes

Dance

We have a bit of a different one for you this week soundcloud fans. Have you heard of 3D mixes? Of course you haven’t, because Andy Anderson has just invented them! Imagine a musical surround-sound—stick on a pair of headphones (yes- any headphones!), whack on ‘Live for a Dream’ and witness this amazing listening experience for yourself.

Using solely mixing techniques (although he’s keeping the specifics under-wraps for now), Anderson’s tracks engulfs the listener at the centre whilst the sound circles their head. This gives the effect of the sound in motion, giving a three-dimensional sensation.

The track is also a stand-alone banger, blending euphoric melodies with thoughtful lyrics, reminiscent of the best from Chase and Status. Inspired by a poem written by his uncle, the message of ‘Live for a Dream’ is one of inspiration and striving to live your best life. Motivational stuff.

Check him out on soundcloud. Or, you know, ignore the purpose of our website (you maverick you!) and check out Andy Anderson on the links below:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/andyandersonmusic/live-for-a-dream-1/s-Q6ynJ

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0OxfjKgzS4ZlLLxJpP5xol

Facebook: www.facebook.com/andyandersonmusic

Twitter: www.twitter.com/andyandrsn1

Instagram: www.instagram.com/andyandersonmusic

Website: www.andyandersonofficial.com

 

Toby TomTom Provides Perfect Antidote To Winter Blues With ‘Born 2 Be Free’

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As the days get shorter and the cold weather well and truly sets in, we all have to work harder to keep our spirits lifted during the humdrum of daily life. Here to give you a little boost up into those beautiful soundclouds is ‘Born 2 Be Free’, the debut single from Toby TomTom.

Toby TomTom is one of those people that we should all attempt to emulate: infectiously upbeat and positive, with a big personality and an even bigger heart.

‘Born 2 Be Free’ is a spiritual extension of Toby TomTom, a distillation of his optimism. Inspired by his hope for his youngest son (and, by extension, all children), “Born 2 Be Free” reminds us all that love conquers fear and we have the right, and most importantly, possess the fight to be free.

While most artists are influenced, rather naturally, by other musicians, Toby TomTom also draws upon the words and deeds of motivational figures such as Bruce Lee and Muhammed Ali, which further sharpens the inspirational edge to his music.

So if you’re ever feeling at all blue, this winter or otherwise, then head over to soundcloud and give ‘Born 2 Be Free’ a whirl. We guarantee you’ll be walking with a spring in your step for hours after.

As always, if you prefer to listen to your music on another platform (why are you even here?!) then check him out on the alternatives:

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/tobytomtom

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoEa4tg_ez-BEeTvKKGcz0w

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TobyTomTom21/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tobytomtom21/

Website: www.tobytomtom.com

 

Hitting the ‘Soundwaves: Meet The Captain Of The Lost Waves

Experimental

Ahoy there! Bringing our heads firmly back to sea-level for the time being, we want to introduce your new SoundCloud obsession: the  esoteric Captain of The Lost Waves’. 

Legends permeate around the misty waters concerning The Captain of The Lost Waves. Dressed head-to-toe in a Vaudevillian get-up, The Captain is certainly a sight to behold. Known primarily for his absurdly engaging live productions, including well received performances at the Glastonbury Arts and Edinburgh Fringe, The Captain is every bit as enchanting on the soundwaves.

The Captain, who lists time travelling, standing on his head and tea drinking on the planet Hixxlyvoom among his hobbies, is a celebration of the renaissance of the bard starring their very own folk opera. Through his mystical voyages he has mesmerised and captivated his audiences, seeing expressions transforming from the rigid and terrified to the joyous and amiable.

The Captain of the Lost Waves is sure to appeal to diverse audiences, despite his wholly idiodsyncratic style. Whether you are a fan of the Steampunk aesthetic or of the story-telling prowess of bands like The Decemberists, you will enjoy the whimsy of The Captain.

The first single/video from the album Synthesis will be ‘Uniforms‘ will be released on 12th November but for the time being, check out the tracks on his (you guessed it) Soundcloud!

If you don’t quite get the concept of our website, feel free to check out The Captain on other platforms! Links below:

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2eMXY1pFGHO20S02fCNF5e

Youtube: www.youtube.com/captainofthelostwaves

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

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/CaptainOTLW

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/captainofthelostwaves

Website: http://www.captainofthelostwaves.com

Listen to Viola Beach!

Alternative, Uncategorized

A 9-track album of music by Viola Beach will be released on 29 July via the band’s own label Fuller Beans Records. Listen to lead single ‘Boys That Sing’ here.

 

Announced earlier today, the band’s family members said,

“We are tremendously proud of everything the boys achieved in such a short space of time. Craig, Jack, Kris, River and Tom shared a huge passion, talent and dedication to music.

We believe the best way to celebrate our sons’ lives is to release an album of their songs.

This is their legacy and we know deep in our hearts that the boys would want the world to listen to the music they poured everything into. This was only the beginning for them and these nine songs were written with every intention to be shared, heard and, most of all, enjoyed.

We hope that it brings you as much happiness listening to it as we know it did to them making it.”

TRACKLISTING

  1. Swings And Waterslides
  2. Like A Fool
  3. Go Outside
  4. Cherry Vimto
  5. Drunk
  6. Really Wanna Call
  7. Call You Up
  8. Get To Dancing (BBC Session)
  9. Boys That Sing

Pre order the album here – https://ViolaBeach.lnk.to/ViolaBeachLP

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

Danced Til Midnight E.P. Feat BONOBO, THE KILLER HORNS, FAZE ACTION & THE REVENGE Mixes

Alternative

Fresh out of the UK, London’s Danced Til Midnight made their debut last year on the Thylacine Sounds imprint. The Sun Bleach EP 12“ netted support from purveyors of disco like Tensnake, Miguel Campbell and Severino. It received a solid 5-out-of–5 from noted dance music authority The Ransom Note. Now this funky project is back on the scene with a follow-up, ”More of Love“, backed with the equally wonderful ”No Way Back“.

Producer and DJ Andy Anderson, who cut his teeth around Southend’s growing alternative music scene, met Wigan-born vocalist and The Dunes front woman Carmelle on East London’s soul club circuit. Inspired by a mutual love of all things funky, the duo embarked on a musical partnership to create electronic sun-drenched grooves with clear undertones of eras gone past. Collaborating with a range of artists including brass collective The Killer Horns (from Bonobo’s touring band) and Boiler Room regular Tall Black Guy, their uplifting yet emotional blend of old and new school funk and disco continues to attract all the right attention.

More of Love“ is a sensually charged slice of ‘nu soul’ that aims to get the floor bumping and grinding, no matter the hour. Its slinky live rhythm track – featuring a filtered bass line to make Bootsy proud – quickly sets the tone, and the cool guitar riffs, synth melodies, and Carmelle’s exquisite vocal performance combine into a potential modern funk classic. ”No Way Back“ offers an addictive sax hook from The Killer Horns and a driving bass groove accompanied by Hendrix-style floating guitar from Andy Anderson and jazz aficionado Daniel Parker. Again, Carmelle is on point with a vocal harking back to the best moments of British soul.

The first remix comes from the notorious disco doyens Faze Action who turn ”More of Love“ into a supercharged dance floor bomb. These groovy brothers showcase their renowned production acumen with a sonically abundant treatment that doesn’t sacrifice the winning elements of the original one bit. Meanwhile, Glasgow’s heady beat champion The Revenge takes ”No Way Back” and creates a pulsating builder that owns the deeper shades of Balearic beach house. The vocals float elegantly above the remix’s mesmerizing rhythm construction and when those horns come in … bam!

SOCIAL LINKS:
https://soundcloud.com/dancedtilmidnight
https://www.facebook.com/dancedtilmidnight
https://twitter.com/danced2midnight
https://www.mixcloud.com/Dancedtilmidnight/

Danced Til Midnight now host regular Friday night guest spots on the uber cool London station Soho Radio. 2016 sees Andy kicking off the new year with a special anniversary broadcast: https://www.mixcloud.com/sohoradio/mono-loco-mixtape-ft-danced-till-midnight-01012016/