StarMoney Knows a Catfish When He Sees One

Sammy May

Teaming up with Snap Capone, StarMoney has released his new single, Catfish, which debuted on GRM Daily and has been racking up the views on the steamy video! StarMoney is everything you see – no gimmicks; no fakery; no BS, just an artist who is looking to make a positive difference in life and entertaining audiences along the way. The single is out now and you can watch the video here:

Catfish is his response to all the fakers on Instagram and beyond who pretend to have lavish lifestyles but where the reality is completely different.

“Catfish is about fake portrayal. For example, someone might be pretend to be a real gangster or a rich person in flesh or on the internet but in reality that is not what they are really about. Nowadays there are a lot of guys out there pretending to be gangsters or rich ballers when really they are not. Instead, they fool the public by using their Instagram pretending to be someone of money and power on the streets or even off the streets and they use this act to gain status, publicity and fame”.

Having worked his way up to become one of the most respected breeders of American Bulldogs in the UK, StarMoney is determined to enjoy similar success in his music career by using the same principals – accepting nothing less than perfection and delivering to people exactly what he promises. Catfish calls out the many fakers he has seen in his life and sets the stage for an artist who is looking to create conscious music to inspire people to look at life positively, especially young people.

After lockdown StarMoney is looking to create a kid’s fun day for parents to bring out their children to socialise, play, and interact with each other, whatever their race or background. He is determined for the younger generation to realise there is more to life than drugs, knives and gun crime. StarMoney’s own life has seen its fair share of negativity; even though he is incorporating both Trap and Drill into his sound – genres that regularly focus on the darker side of life – the aim is to send out positive messages and make a real difference.

Keep up with StarMoney here:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Mr_starmoney

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

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/user-794994622/1-catfish-ft-snap-capone

Spotify: https://distrokid.com/hyperfollow/starmoney1/catfish

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9acWmZg5WD9cJMw0ZNZWpQ/videos

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From Athletics To The Silver Screen, Michael Cooke Finds His Passion For Music With The Release Of ‘Losing My Mind For Nothing’

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Never settling for anything less than the stars, Michael Cooke has gone from dreaming of being in the Olympics to acting and has now found his calling with music.

Thriving off the freedom to express himself creatively, the Glasgow-based singer-songwriter has poured his heart into his debut single ‘Losing My Mind’ – an emotional number with inspiration taken from numerous artists from the 60’s to modern 00’s indie.

With a folky undertone and a bluesy guitar solo, Michael creates a tranquil ambience with passionate lyrics that hit home. Accompanying the song is a mystical and moving music video that tells a powerfully touching story.

Having had his athletic dreams come to an end following an injury, and never feeling fully fulfilled with his acting career, Michael turned his attention to music to really portray his true personality in his own way.

Make sure you’re following Michael Cooke’s social media in order to keep up to date with future releases:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/michaelcookemusic/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelcookeofficial/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-830073447-182196885/losing-my-mind-for-nothing/s-1sN6WOt0TQt?ref=clipboard
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5MxyKC6glppKNIXoR0mbaI?si=W5vd0Nv6QG-JTpO9lBUOjw
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRp-OTMQGvxHX3Cp1C1dx_g/videos

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MALENA ZAVALA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘LA YARARÁ’

MALENA ZAVALA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM ‘LA YARARÁ’

TO BE RELEASED APRIL 17 ON YUCATAN RECORDS

SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘I’M LEAVING HOME’

Listen HERE / Smartlink HERE / Press Assets HERE

Following up one of the last years most underrated albums, Aliso, the UK-raised Argentinean switches up to salsa shimmy for her new Spanish-language single” 
The Guardian

Malena Zavala has today released new singleI’m Leaving Home’, and details of her second album, ‘La Yarará’, to be released April 17 on Yucatan Records. Zavala will follow the release with a headline show at London’s Courtyard Theatre on April 23.

The follow-up to her critically acclaimed 2018 debut ‘Aliso’, ‘La Yarará’ cements Zavala as a new Anglo-Latin talent, with a unique songwriting perspective on where she’s from, where she’s headed and where her music can take us.
 
When you’re born in Argentina to parents with Italian passports, then grow up from a young age in Hertfordshire, it’s easy to feel like an outsider. Who are you? Where are you from? What do you sound like? Spanish language, Latin culture, Home Counties – which is the most you? With the gloriously rich and transporting ‘La Yarará’, Malena Zavala has come home. A beautifully-wrought love letter to the culture in her DNA, its ten songs are vivid, vital hymns to the various aspects, colours and shades of Latin music and culture: cumbia, reggaeton, Afro-Cuban, Afro-funk, Andean folk, Argentine folk, bolero-son. And all sung, in a mixture of Spanish and English, in Zavala’s passport-to-paradise voice.


 
“When I started making music it was more about expressing my emotions, and learning to write and produce music myself,” she explains. “With my first album Aliso, I had to get something off my chest. But now with this second album, it was about exploring and overcoming my identity issues – about not knowing where I belong. That’s something I’ve felt my whole life.”
 
After the release of ‘Aliso’ – described as “gently warped and beguilingly melancholy guitar pop” by The Guardian in their 4 star review – Zavala toured all over Europe and the UK supporting Lord Huron, Blanco White, and Men I Trust, before hitting the festival circuit. She then spent three months writing her second album in Tarifa, the southernmost point of Spain.
 
Zavala and her close circle of collaborators recorded ‘La Yarará’ in two weeks last September at Urchin Studios in London Fields, with Zavala producing and Dani Bennett Spragg (Baxter Dury, The Amazons) engineering. “Urchin is a really beautiful, all wooden studio, which was really important for the sound of this album,” says Zavala. “I wanted it to feel like Buena Vista Social Club. I wanted to play the room, to feel the walls and wooden floors.”
 
Released in late 2019, the album’s lead single ‘En La Noche’ (‘In The Night’) is sung in Spanish, and combines traditional cumbia rhythms with lysergic guitars and a swirling ambient production style to create a beatific exploration of the role of dreams in creativity. The second single is the evocative, bluesy lament ‘I’m Leaving Home,’ which Zavala sings in English. “I don’t make a conscious choice to sing in a particular language,” she explains. “But with I’m Leaving Home, the rhythm isn’t so Latino, plus it’s about my parents and how I feel about a home, so it feels like it should be in English.”
 
Other stand-out tracks include the “dark Argentine hip hop” of ‘Naturaleza’ and ‘Memories Gone’, which is Mazzy Star-style gothic chamber pop with an Andean influence, plus the sinuous title track, with percussion that evokes the movements and character of a serpent. “The yarará is a venomous snake, a viper, in Argentina,” she explains of the album title. “It’s also used as a diss to a sassy woman. My parents always called me that, so I’m calling the album that as a semi-in-joke.”
 
At the heart of the album is ‘Identity’, a song of rootlessness and yearning “that embodies the whole record. It’s about how I feel like I don’t belong to Argentina or England. I’ve just been travelling my whole life,” says Zavala. “So the whole concept is about how, wherever you go and whatever the experiences you have in the cultures you live in, they makeup who you are and your character. So I had this idea of a person is about where they’ve been, not where they were born.”

‘I’m Leaving Home’ is out now and ‘La Yarará’ will be released on the April 17 on Yucatan Records.

PRE-ORDER HERE

Malena Zavala live:
April 23            London, The Courtyard Theatre (headline)

Malena Zavala ‘La Yarará’ track list:

  1. What If I
  2. En la Noche
  3. I’m Leaving Home
  4. La Yarará
  5. Identity
  6. Memories Gone
  7. Compay
  8. Paraná
  9. Ritmo De Vida
  10. Naturaleza

Estelle California Releases a Powerful Tribute

Estelle California‘s own ‘triumph against adversity’ , has not only inspired her music, but the way she relates to others. Her latest single, ‘Black is the True Light‘, is a dedication to those who have suffered, a spiritual message which surpasses diverse cultures and backgrounds.

After Estelle traveled though Africa, the people she had met, and things she experienced, led her to believe her true purpose was to aid black communities and others who had been oppressed all over the globe. After overcoming her own struggles, Estelle made it her goal to inspire others with her words and her music.

It is my love, purpose and my duty to shine the black glory and the light of resilience that comes out of the darkness

Black is the True Light – Estelle California

The single is from Estelle’s new EP, My Name is Freedom, and sees her accompanied by many notable musicians, who have performed with the likes of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Lionel Richie and Diana Ross. The line-up includes: producer and drummer Narada Michael Walden, guitarist Vernon “Ice” Black James Henry and veteran vocalists Larry Batiste, Cornell Carter and Tony Lindsay.

Follow Estelle California:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/estellecaliforn?lang=en

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

Website: estellecalifornia.com

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4g53nwot4egpNrxyIhFLXU

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCguX8bajz65pWoTak_toA-Q

Yajna Shares ‘You Are Beatiful’

Sweden’s Yajna is a passionate strong woman who is determined to make the most of life and wherever possible share this message with others through her talents as a songwriter and singer. ‘You Are Beautiful’  Yajna’s latest single, is released November 1st and is a gentle yet powerful track encompassing Yajna’s song writing skills whilst sharing her message of strength.

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/yajnamusic  

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

Website: www.yajnamusic.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/yajnamusic  

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6vRcQwJni6XQcoQFeYlPu6?si=i95YLbUeTv6Lv44IFMu7YA  

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDjn4ac4V9o4OMNv9kXfPVA?view_as=subscriber  

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

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’

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

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’

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

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