Aussie artist Ashley Iona releases new video for ‘Taking Me Under’

Combining a compelling ear for storytelling and a mesmerising vocal tone, Ashley Iona comes through with a fresh sound comparable to the likes of Florence and the Machine, Sia and Chet Faker.

Her new single ‘Taking Me Under’ is set to appear on the deluxe edition of her new EP and comes with a powerful and emotional video.

Watch video for ‘Taking Me Under’ here:

Ashley Iona has recently worked with the likes of acclaimed lyricist John Bettis (a big fan of her work and vision) and Alice Randall (the first African American woman to score a country hit in the US). She has also worked with highly-praised mixer Justin Hergett (who was nominated a Grammy for mixing Beyonce’s acclaimed self titled 2014 album).

Other exciting collaborations include a single with Date Night, the Australian DJ trio who just celebrated 1 million streams on Spotify. Iona wrote and is featured on their next single in October.

Currently based in Los Angeles, she has previously lived in countries across the globe from Australia to the UK to Uganda. Her touring has also taken her around the world and she recently opened for Szjerdene for SoundCrash Music on August 22nd. Iona has also been asked to perform at the BMI headquarters as a part of their invitation only Songwriters round.

Iona has risen from rock bottom to achieve her dreams of being a musician and continually had to re-create herself and preserver. She began writing songs in her notebook as a teenager without knowing how to play piano yet, but never believed it would be good enough until she moved her life to LA, and decided to start playing for people.

A classically trained singer from the age of 10, Ashley has spent the past 4 years in LA working with the Valeria Morehouse Studio in LA, home to other acts such as Sia and Christina Perri, to develop and find her own voice.  She has experimented with different musical styles and her exploration and keen musical sense can be heard in her new heartfelt single ‘Taking Me Under’.

 

 

 

Links:

 

http://www.soundcloud.com/ionasongs

 

http://www.facebook.com/ionasong

 

https://twitter.com/ionasongs

 

https://youtu.be/ddaclevHgxs

 

‘Hurt’ from the brilliant Clean Bandit inspired songwriter Jazz Mino

Similar to and inspired by artists such as Sia, Galantis and particularly Clean Bandit, London based singer songwriter Jazz Mino’s brilliant new single ‘Hurt’ features heartfelt and emotive lyrics and a massive force of a production behind them.

Watch/Listen Here: https://soundcloud.com/jazzmino/hurt

Jazz Mino has had the pleasure of performing in front of Lianne La Havas, Amy Winehouse, Nell McAndrew and Barbara Windsor, who all have said they loved her music or that she was amazing. To this day Nell and her regularly stay in touch and she retweets her posts.

The slight juxtaposition of emotions between the track and her performance makes for a very powerful track that is capable of dominating the charts for weeks on end.

In addition to her extremely impressive accolade she has supported Lianne La Havas, The Noissettes, Stornoway (How The Light Gets In festival), Professor Green (Kiss FM Music Cube) and Lucy Rose (BUPA Westminster Mile, Innocent Unplugged). She has also performed at Innocent Unplugged Festival, BUPA Feel Great Britain Festival, BBC Bristol live session, Beefeater Gin Sponsored Bulgaria tour, Ronnie Scotts Jazz Bar (Upstairs),

Mancunian genre-meddlers Liam Browne & The Love release bouncy indie anthem ‘Baby Grow’ (and new album Forget & Remember)

The music is raw and unpretentious, juxtaposed with the vocals, which have an idiosyncratic style and are consistently engaging, while the lyrics are intriguing and intelligent.”

 Nigel Colley, Reflex Artists

‘Liam is a born front man who always looks like he’s playing to a stadium’

Rowetta of the Happy Mondays

 

Having found themselves a cult following in Manchester, unsigned genre-meddling indie act Liam Browne & The Love seem destined to take on the rest of the country with their eclectic and nutty Northern-rooted sound.

 

Straight off their upcoming album Forget & Remember, their brand new single ‘Baby Grow’ is an upbeat and bouncy indie rock anthem that provides a small taster of the band’s large sonic scope. A music video is set to drop soon.

Stream ‘Baby Grow’ on Soundcloud here: https://soundcloud.com/liambrowneandthelove/13-baby-grow/s-wGCAq

Delivered with a raw and untamed Mancunian attitude, the album Forget & Remember is a crazy cocktail of lad rock, hip hop, folk and electronica all recorded in guitarist James Fraser’s garage (later mixed at Noise Boy Studios). Rowetta of the legendary Happy Mondays appears on two of the record’s tracks.

Watch music video for ‘Confused’ (ft. Rowetta of The Happy Mondays) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS2qNJm5YWw

 

The group have an unusual origin story – frontman Liam was in the Amazon and a Shaman convinced him to sing for the first time initiating his aspirations as a vocalist and a songwriter. He met fellow member James at a Shamanic workshop the following year and from that point on they started making music together.

 

On top of his work as a musician, Liam Browne has starred in a number of cult movies including acclaimed raunchy Brit flick brilliantlove. He is close to Stereophonics lead singer Kelly Jones after taking the lead role in his music videos for ‘Violins and Tambourines’ and ‘In the Moment’.

 

I naively feel like Scorsese finding his De Niro

– Kelly Jones of Stereophonics, whilst directing Liam Browne in one of his music videos

 

Adding to his eventful background, Liam was involved in a near-fatal accident that almost prevented the band from ever coming to be. Whilst jacking his car up by the side of the M60, the vehicle dropped on top of him, leaving him trapped beneath it for two hours. It was only due to breathing techniques learnt though yoga that he was able to conserve oxygen and survive.

 

Forget & Remember is out 2nd October. Beck, Badly Drawn Boy, Kelly Jones and Rowetta all already own copies of the unreleased album.

 

The single ‘Baby Grow’ is out 2nd September

 

Links:

 

http://liambrowneandthelove.com/

https://www.facebook.com/liambrowneandthelove

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl1IKb_Ec7WVidXiZh5pEBQ

https://twitter.com/LiamBrowneLOVE

https://soundcloud.com/liambrowneandthelove

 

The Northcoast ‘Reach into the Stars’ REVIEW

Brilliant American band The Northcoast are bursting back into the music scene with yet another ear worm of a track ‘Reach Into The Stars’.

Listen to the track on their soundcloud here: https://www.soundcloud.com/the-northcoast/reach-into-the-stars

The track is filled to the brim with the bands istantly recognisable edited sound and features the use of synth pads and an interesting use of bass. The track’s sound combined with the lyrics make it the perfect summer track and will be sure to put a smile on your face! The perciussion and the background chords really take me back a few years but also really reminds me of other bands who are out at the moment so it will fit in perfect in todays market!

This new track follows hot on the heels of their previous track ‘With You’ which had a very similar sound. Whilst their songs are filled with similarities, this latest track has great dimension and the change in sounds throughout the track really makes it memorable and great to listen to!

I am sure that once you have taken a listen to this you will want to go and gather up your friends, grab a drink and dance! With no doubt I can say that this track is going to be stuck in your head for days! You will find yourself humming it even when you’re doing the washing up… well I did anyway!

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Now go take a listen and keep up to date on their social media so you know what they are going to please us with next!

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

 

Jo Cooper

Smoking New Single From Jo Cooper Set To Spread Like ‘Wildfire’

Having performed on Australia’s number 1 breakfast show ‘The Morning Show’ as well as performing for Rugby League team The South Sydney Rabbitohs during half-time, Sydney singer/songwriter is superseding her previous brilliant single ‘Touch the Sky’ with ‘Wildfire’ and Cavo’s remix of ‘Wildfire’.

Giving the likes of Jess Glynne and Katie Perry a run for their money Jo Cooper’s high energy and uplifting ‘Wildfire’ sports glorious house pads and a deep harmonious piano underpinning the chords.

You cannot help but fall in love with Jo, one of those personalities that makes you smile when she’s around. Jo’s voice is beautiful and full of energy and her talent is only that of a star in the making’Carmelo Pizzino (Dancing With The Stars)

 

Taking the advice given to her personally by Ed Sheeran whilst she was volunteering at an Australian Radio station, Jo has taken a bit longer to release her debut album making sure it felt right to her and we are glad she did! Featuring an incredible house remix produced by Cavo sees the single being pushed to a more dance festival orientated vibe bringing out the already hugely uplifting nature of the track.

This single follows the success of her 2013 song ‘Stupid Boy’, a track which gained international attention with its Ministry of Sound house remix. Produced by London electronic duo Hoxton Whores, the remix climbed into the top 100 reaching 20 on UK’s Music Week Club Charts.

In 2014 Jo released her highly anticipated debut EP, Running Free, along with her empowering single ‘Don’t Turn Back’, skilfully tackling the heavy topic of domestic abuse.

Links:

 

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/jocooper

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jocoopermusic

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

 

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

 

Itunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/jo-cooper/id669127452

 

 

Sertari’s ‘Keep On Dreaming’ Is Definitely Glitter And Not Litter.

Comparable to artists such as Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado and Helena Paparizou, Sertari has already had much success having played gigs internationally, from Portsmouth to Cyprus!

Having grown up in Hampshire, but originating from Cyprus, she wrote this track as her comeback into the music world following the birth of her daughter. The song was inspired by her experience of motherhood and she wanted to pen her devotion to her daughter. Before becoming a mother, she supported Scratch from the world famous The Roots and has worked with Adrian Hall and Metropolis Studios, she is also currently collaborating with the Grammy award winning J-Ivy.

With her biggest gig to date being New Years Eve Festival in Nicosia, Cyprus where thousands of people danced the night away to her unique sound, she has recently been played on BBC Introducing. She has also had chart success in Germany and Italy.

Links:

www.soundcloud.com/sertari

www.facebook.com/sertari

www.twitter.com/sertari

www.sertari.com

Watch the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-h76vVi-grE

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