Jaunty summer anthem ‘Young You’ from excitingly fresh Norwegian indie giants KMF – (Kakkmaddafakka)

Alternative, Indie, Pop, Rock

 

This band has undeniable chemistry!’ – IndieBerlin

Get your head in this sound cloud…

 

Norwegian indie band KMF (Kakkmaddafakka) spearhead their own unique effervescent sound on this summery single ‘Young You’.

The song is a feelgood blend of groovy bass, bouncy pianos and breezy reverb-soaked vocals. You can feel the warm rays of the sun on your face whilst listening to it.

Listen to the single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N50ugwIegBk

 

The band hail from the beautiful city of Bergen, where they have grown from a small local group to an internationally recognised act. Their Facebook band page currently has over 150, 000 likes.

Having toured all over the world, KMF regularly play to 5000 fans at their own club shows across the continent and have appeared at and headlined stages at renowned festivals such as Melt! Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Arenal Sound in Spain and Hurricane Festival. With support constantly coming their way, they seem destined to continue onwards and upwards and are not likely to stop until their out the stratosphere.

The group proclaim themselves to be ‘sauna extremists’, having gone so far as to perform naked in a sauna once on Norwegian national news!

Amongst sauna-extremism, the band’s other hobbies include football, gaming and Djing (two of the members Axel and Pål run a popular club concept ‘Klubben’ and a hip hop night in Bergen – proof of a band with eclectic musical tastes).

On May 31st the band will be playing an exclusive UK show at the prestige O2 Academy Islington.

‘Young You’ is out May 13th and is set to appear on the group’s upcoming self-titled album KMF set for release June 3rd.

Kakkmaddafakka can get the muddy dance floors of the European festival circuit pumping – but they can prop you up against a tree to lounge in the midsummer sun, too.

Noisey

 

Links:

 

https://soundcloud.com/kakkmaddafakka

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBabbpsL4gvTfFjdHuSN0g

https://www.facebook.com/kakkmaddafakkamusic

https://twitter.com/kakkmaddafakka

http://www.kmfband.com/

 

 

Texas crooner, Andy Meadows, releases upbeat swing single ‘Never Be The Same’

Country, Jazz

‘…it’s as if Fort Worth, the home of cowboys and culture, has been cannily reduced to musical form.” Preston Jones DFW.com/Star Telegram

 ‘Never Be The Same’ is the latest fun upbeat swing single from rising Texas artist Andy Meadows set to appear on his upcoming album Modern Day Crooner.

Accompanied by a vibrant 9 piece band, Andy delivers a swanky crooning voice powerful enough to compete with the likes of Harry Connick Jr., Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra. Steel guitar and fiddles meanwhile add a country vibe that harks back to Andy’s roots.

Lyrically, the song centres around being love-struck.

Andy explains the inspiration behind it: ‘I fell in love with the new girl at work and it had been years since I’d felt that way and I’d forgotten how wonderful and terrible falling in love can be, the sleepless nights the anticipation of a phone call or text, then analyzing what each text really means and how quickly or slowly you should respond, wondering if you should kiss her or shouldn’t kiss her, trying to play it cool when you see her even though it’s probably obvious that you’re madly in love with her. You know, the usual stuff.

 

Growing up in a country radio station owned by his father, the singer developed his interest in music at an early age. He started writing songs at the age of 16 and originally had plans to pursue a career as an opera singer winning his way into Texas Tech University as a vocal performance major. However, knowing opera wasn’t his real passion, he later transferred to South Plains College to study commercial music.

 

Andy is 6ft5in tall and was recently invited to the Dallas Tall People’s Club. ‘I never went but I find it really odd that there’s a club made up of people and the only thing they have in common is that they’re all tall. I guess they just sit around and talk about where they buy their pants.

 

‘Never Be The Same’ is available here to stream: https://soundcloud.com/andy-meadows-554478650/never-be-the-same/s-8B8fp?in=andy-meadows-554478650/sets/modern-day-crooner-cd/s-G5DIR

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Andy-Meadows-Music-137770886268045/

https://twitter.com/theandymeadows

https://soundcloud.com/andy-meadows-554478650

http://andymeadows.net/

 

 

Andrea Di Giovanni releases atmospheric new electropop single ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’

Alternative, Dance, Dubstep, Electronica, Pop, Uncategorized

A Soundcloud teaser for you!

21-year-old Italian-born singer, Andrea Giovanni, is set to release atmospheric new electropop song, ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’, set to drop April 15th. Taking influence vocally from Sam Smith and Jess Glynne, the artist delivers a soaring vocal performance that has the potential to appeal both to underground fans and the masses. Marco Casaluce produces the instrumental, opening with brooding synth swells before erupting with some hard-hitting bass.

Catch a teaser here: https://soundcloud.com/andrea-di-giovanni-2/ill-take-care-of-myself-teaser-andrea-di-giovanni

Raised in Rome, Andrea moved to the UK in 2013 to pursue his dreams as a singer. A sufferer of the rare skin condition vitiligo, Andrea was bullied in the youth for the affliction putting him in a very dark place. His strict Catholic upbringing also made it hard for him to openly come to terms with his bixesuality. Moving to the UK, he was able to finally find acceptance, learning to embrace them as strengths instead of weaknesses.

As he explains himself, ‘I started to see vitiligo as my edge and distinctive characteristic of my personality, a strength. I decided to show it in the covert art-work of the single, ‘taking care of myself’ means also the ability to transform what you’ve always considered weaknesses into beautiful strengths.

Andrea also has an EP ‘Soultrip’ on the way scheduled for release in July.

(photo credit: Barbara Gallozzi – Photo Studio Imag&vents)

 

Links:

Website: http://andreadigiovanni.it/

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/andrea-di-giovanni-2

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andreadigiovannimusic/?fref=ts

Twitter: @adigiovannioff

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

Adam Protz Releases Intangible EP – ‘Movements’

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Pensive four-track EP epitomises meditation and relaxation 

Hailing from St Albans after a period of studying in Sheffield, Adam Protz has had several years to perfect his craft of composing. Using delicate piano melodies and intricate instrumentals, Adam Protz has created his beautiful EP ‘Movements’, consisting of four alluring and exquisite tracks. In the past, Adam has written music for films, animated shorts, a dance show, an educational DVD and even a brewery documentary!

Watch his latest video for ‘Movements’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS41YT2sxZ8

Protz has been writing music since the tender age of fifteen and began his journey into music writing heavy rock songs with soft orchestral bridge sections as a contrast, this developed into a desire to write for Hollywood movies. However, after listening to minimalistic meditative piano music, written by the likes of Ludovico Einaudi, Adam soon discovered that he was much more suited to creating emotive music in which he could incorporate his own personality and spirituality.

The lack of lyrics in the music leaves it up to the listener to interpret the piece as they wish. It provokes an emotional reaction and is also incredibly relaxing. The ‘Movements’ EP is proof that lyrics aren’t a necessity to provoke powerful sentimental thoughts.

Protz aims to inspire relaxation and offers the perfect setting for escaping to through his music. A firm believer that the world is over-obsessed with Smart-phones and social networks, Protz encourages listeners, from all walks of life, to return to the roots and escape with him into his musical world of beautiful, elegant minimalism.

‘Movements’ is due for release on the 30th November.

http://www.adamprotz.com/

www.youtube.com/adamprotzmusic

www.facebook.com/adamprotzmusic

www.soundcloud.com/adam-protz

Twitter – @AdmProtz

‘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

New band ‘Ritual’ formed of folk musician come hip hop producer and multi-instrumentalist

Alternative, Electronica

Ritual

London based, new band Ritual is a collaboration between an Irish born folk singer/songwriter, an underground hip hop producer (who’s worked with the likes of Talib Kweli) and a multi-instrumentalist
who’s given his hand to dozens of the UK’s most talented singers.

Since the start of 2014, Ritual have been building a buzz in the UK music industry for
understated but powerful songwriting and production, now with the release of their first taster track‘The Fall’, the introduction to their journey and their own sound has arrived.

‘The Fall’ is as emotive as it is beautiful. A burning ballad of relationships, ‘The Fall’ draws on subtle elements of rural folk, r’n’b and a thumping drum that resonates to the very core, marrying the sounds in a messy bow of inner-city darkness.

As a reoccurring, conceptual feature on the album – the band use dual vocals with female singers throughout, expect some exciting recordings in the coming months to be unveiled with songs featuring
artists such as Charlotte OC, Delilah and Damien Rice’s long term collaborator Lisa Hannigan.

Hear ‘The Fall’ here and prepare for more hypnotic tunes from the pair

NYC’s, Dream Logic Breakout Sophomore LP ‘My Black Arts’ *Free Single Download Available Now*

Rock

 

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New York trio The Dream Logic announce breakout sophomore album “My Black Arts’ Free Download of single “Drunken Monkey” here.

This result second album of 14 genre splicing songs of top quality. For a taster of ‘My Black Arts’, check out funky album track ‘Drunken Monkey’:

Between the members of the band, there is a lot of stage and recording experience, having played and toured with the likes of D’Angelo, Joan Jett, Christina Aguilera, Les Nubians and many others. And, if there is anything approaching a ‘mission statement’ for the band, it’s that they want to distil all that experience down into songs that are simple, but effective. Perhaps the band put it best themselves:

“You know how you go someplace like a restaurant or someone’s house and they serve you food that is so simple, you had it a million times before, but somehow it’s just perfect.  That’s what we are going for.” – The Dream Logic

‘My Black Arts’ is out now through Chaos Music Company.

Links:

  1. thedreamlogic.com
  2. myblackarts.com
  3. facebook.com/thedreamlogic
  4. twitter.com/thedreamlogic

Witchingseason unleash new single ‘Spiders’, August 1st

Rock


 
Follow up single, Codeine, to be released October 1st

A rave track from the guys at witching season. Its so encompassing of the rock genre that this sound will blow you away with its majesty and power. The band have really gone all out with this hard hitting beat. Comment your thoughts below!

Witching Season Members:

Tom Reynolds – Guitars / Vocals

James R Willans – Bass

Wayne Summers – Drums

Links:

www.facebook.com/witchingseason

www.twitter.com/witchingseason

www.soundcloud.com/witchingseason

So Pure by Great Pagans

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An overwhelmingly mature track from this young male band. Its got a great guitar riff and makes nice use of the synth sounds, however I kind of feel the vocal talents of this band are not demonstrated brilliantly, I was struggling to make out the lyrics at times, which was a shame. None the less a very well made track and one I would love to hear your opinion on. So get commenting!

 

You an also take a look at their other sensational, single ‘December’: https://soundcloud.com/great-pagans/december