Soul sensation releases ‘Skip The Talking’

unique-image-1Fusing elements of soul, r&b, hip hop and pop, South London artist Unique Hastings’ sound is certainly unique.

 

Set to appear on his upcoming album The Heart of a Dreamer, ‘Skip the Talking’ is a seductive serving of urban soul set to a backdrop of twinkling harps and energetic boom-bap percussion.

 

Stream ‘Skip the Talking’ here:

 

 

A singer, rapper, songwriter and producer, Unique Hastings is a multi-talented artist with music in his veins. His father owned a recording studio and his mother taught him to sing. On top of this, both his grandparents were musicians.

Line Mari is back with a brand new single

hatersartworkThe exciting new single, ‘Haters’, sees her laying her gorgeously wispy vocals over brooding pianos before erupting into a soaring chorus to a backdrop of tropical-tinged synths.

 

Stream ‘Haters’ here:

 

Line was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northerly inhabited places in the world. As a child, she grew up regularly witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights, as well as once having a close encounter with a polar bear whilst at Kindergarten.

 

A highly versatile musician, Line not only sings and writes her own music, she also plays a number of instruments include guitar, piano and harmonica (she is currently also learning to play the fiddle). She has a keen interest in vintage music and vintage guitars and owns several custom made guitars and her own custom-made pedal-board.

NEW: Nasa Woods – Alitheia

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Overcoming dark times to reach where he is now, rising West-London-based singer Nasa Woods comes through with ‘Alitheia’, sporting an experimental urban sound that competes with the likes of Zayn Malik, Usher and Justin Timberlake.

 

The gritty track shows off Nasa’s emotive vocals to the accompaniment of a hypnotic beat.

 

Watch the steamy video for ‘Alitheia’ here:

 

Nasa’s new personal direction comes from having to start from scratch after previous musical projects collapsed, including being a member of a boy band.

 

Now working with upcoming producers and solidifying his sound, Nasa has a promising future ahead of him!

 

Alitheia is out 19/09/16

 

Links:

www.nasawoods.com

https://www.facebook.com/Nasa-Woods-157129485736/?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/nasawoods

https://soundcloud.com/nasawoods

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv-ks2Ylqg7wqoyVSTuPPVw

NEW: EP XLCR from Nottingham hip hop newcomer Humor

pic3Introducing Humor’s new self-produced EP is a hi-octane thrill ride that blurs elements of hip hop, grime and electronica. ‘TLC’ is the lead single, which sees Humor spitting energetically over a murky backdrop of squelchy synths and punchy 808s.

 

Stream ‘TLC’ here:

 

 

 

Humor’s hip hop heroes include the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Drake and J Cole, also taking inspiration from grime greats like Kano, Ghetts and Skepta. Starting out freestyling with friends, he has since developed his own formidable style merging speedy flows and vivid lyricism.

 

His beats meanwhile draw from a diverse palette of grime hip-hop, deep/tech house, electronica and 90s R&B. Inspired to produce his own instrumentals after struggling to afford decent beats, he has since honed his craft into a creative and polished sound.

 

Links:

http://www.humorartist.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/HumorArtist/

https://twitter.com/HumorArtist

https://soundcloud.com/humorartist

https://www.youtube.com/user/HumorArtist

 

Ashley Iona, new single Taking me Under

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).

Currently based in Los Angeles, she has previously lived in countries across the globe from Australia to the UK to Uganda and moved more than 20 times in her life.  Her touring has also taken her around the world and she recently opened for Szjerdene for SoundCrash Music on August 22nd.  Ashley Iona has also been asked to perform at the BMI headquarters as a part of their invitation only Songwriters round.  She’ll also be at Salon Noir in Soho on September 27th.

Glitch Code release ‘Glimmer’ from critically acclaimed new album Gifted_Damaged

“…an apex of sonic brilliance”

– Fireworks Magazine

 “Complex, interesting, impressive and deeply evocative”

– Black Velvet Magazine

 

 

Glitch Code is the innovative musical vehicle of songwriter and producer, Paul Kirkpatrick, and vocalist Rachel Harvey. Together they deliver a hypnotic blend of electro, rock and alternative pop.

 

‘Glimmer’ is the latest single from the duo’s highly-praised debut album Gifted_Damaged, released earlier this year. It comes with a brand new dramatic and psychedelic music video.

 

Watch video for ‘Glimmer’ here:

 

The group’s experimental style has seen them using unusual instruments such as theremin and fretless bass, whilst incorporating the latest soft synths and plug-ins available. Elements of David Bowie, Kate Bush and The Eurhythmics can be found in their sound.

 

Singer Rachel Harvey is a former television and film actress and was previously in a band called Axis before meeting with Paul Kirkpatrick to form Glitch Code.

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All artwork for Gifted_Damaged was designed by Laurence Stevens, who has previously worked with the likes of Muse and The Eurhythmics. The CD packaging takes the unique form of a book, consisting of 24 pages, lyrics and an embossed cover (pictured below). It is an example of the group’s limitless creativity.

 

The single ‘Glimmer’ is out 29/08/16

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