Nancy Black returns with sassy EP ‘Dirty Little Bass’

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In a music business saturated with pop starlets, Nancy Black is an independent singer-songwriter with formidable sass and style that has mesmerised audiences nationally. Having collaborated with hip hop artists Lonzo Starr and Young Rob, gained support from Major Lazor and reached number 8 on the Music Week Commercial Chart, Black has developed her own unique style for her upcoming EP ‘Dirty Little Bass’.

Watch the music video to ‘Dirty Little Bass’ here:

https://vimeo.com/187274476

The English rose meets pop princess started writing music at the age of 13 and soon formed the all-girl rock band Pink Lemons, before gaining the confidence to head out as a solo artist. From going solo Black developed her sound, having a much more commercial sound but with killer dance beats to give her music that unique edge.

‘Dirty Little Bass’ is bursting with pop anthems but with carefully crafted emotive lyrics controlling the tracks.  Black found herself writing the EP in a strange moment of euphoria, after a bad break up with a girl she fell head over heels in love with. Although a nasty break up, it led Black to grow stronger and use music as an escape from the heartbreak.

What Drink?

This definitely one for the nightclub, so I’m going to pick a classic vodka and coke!

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/nancyblackmusic

www.facebook.com/nancyblackmusic

https://www.instagram.com/nancyblackmusic/

https://twitter.come/nancyblackmusic

Innovative Rapper 2Nice Unleashes the ‘Sunlight’ with Latest Track

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Astoundingly versatile in his songwriting skills, London singer/songwriter, rapper and fusion artist, 2Nice is the kind of artist that only comes along every once in a while. His incredible fusion of reggae, pop, hip-hop and drum ‘n’ bass has been setting him apart for several years now, building true credibility in the underground urban scene.

Since winning the 2008 award for ’UK Unsigned Best Reggae/Dancehall Act’,  2Nice’s momentum and reputation has been growing thanks to his innate talent for bringing together and blending styles. His buzz is such that urban music royalty are sitting up and taking notice, with fans and collaborators including Congo Natty, Luciano, Tinie Tempah, Dizzie Rascal, Wiley, Mark Morrison and more.

All the more impressive, 2Nice does all this while suffering the debilitating effects of epilepsy. Using music in his everyday battle to overcome the condition, 2Nice finds the creative process soothing – allowing him to turn his thoughts away from an illness he has found it hard to come to terms with.

With his genuinely unique blend of genres, ‘Sunlight’ is just the first assault 2Nice is readying for the mainstream UK music industry this year. Hold on to your hats for 2015.

Gritty and raw while still having a polished sheen, ‘Sunlight’ is a single which could well see 2Nice break through from cult status to the mainstream. It’s truly impressive work from a brave and innovative artist not afraid to try new things.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/2NiceOfficial?ref=hl

https://twitter.com/2nicemusic

https://soundcloud.com/2nice-2

THE LAFONTAINES KICK OFF SUMMER 2015 WITH DEBUT ALBUM, UK HEADLINE TOUR, PLUS T IN THE PARK MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE

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The LaFontaines – the UK’s finest party band – will release their much anticipated debut album ‘Class’on Monday 8th June via 889 Records with an extensive UK headline tour to mark its release. Plus, the band has announced the first of many festival slots at this year’s T in the Park – performing on the Main Stage and highlighting just how far #Fontmania has come in a such a short space of time.

Produced by Matt O’Grady (You Me At Six/Don Broco), ‘Class’ looks set to provide the boost into the mainstream that the Font boys have been building towards, and follows on from a phenomenal year in 2014. Starting with their debut single release (‘All She Knows’) via LAB Records, the band played their first headline shows in New York in April, supported All Time Low in Glasgow (2500 capacity) and released their second single, ‘Under The Storm’:  to widespread airplay (Radio 1, Kerrang!, XFM Scotland, TeamRock Radio plus a plethora of UK Regional Stations) and UK wide press coverage.  The year culminated in their biggest headline sold out show to date at Glasgow’s ABC in October (1300 capacity) as well as a tour of the UK and Europe with Watsky.

Tour dates kick off on 26th May and are detailed below. Tickets are available now fromwww.seetickets.com or www.ticketmaster.co.uk

Cherry White set to precede new EP ‘Staring at the Sun’ with stylish single ‘Drifter’

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The EP is led out of the gate by single ‘Drifter’, which will be released on June 1st, one week prior to the full EP.

Currently building a buzz with their live shows in and around London, Cherry White have now taken to the studio to record a brand new EP, ‘Staring at the Sun’. Inspired by life in London during this austerity era, surrounded by the greed of the wealthy, the tracks circle around an aspiration to reach higher and achieve their goals in the music industry and beyond.

Folding the old school songwriting smarts of Fleetwood Mac into the contemporary edge of the Raconteurs, London based four piece Cherry White are an immediately impressive proposition. Their in your face indie-blues sound is highlighted by great hooks and high energy, blending genres in a way that sets them apart from more pigeonholed bands.

Engineered at Bark Studios by the excellent Brian O’Shaughnessy (Primal Scream, The Firm, My Bloody Valentine), the EP does a fantastic job of capturing the frenetic energy of a band who thrive on a live environment.

And with the single and EP on the way, Cherry White will be working harder than ever to make sure that reputation continues to grow into the music career they deserve.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/cherrywhitemusic?_rdr

www.twitter.com/cherrywhitegigs

https://m.soundcloud.com/cherrywhitemusic

Former Deptford market traders set to make Jason Statham pop sensation.

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The next step is to make sure Jason knows about the release and this is the challenge with his new movie ‘SPY’ on the horizon , it is now down to the Men with Ven to do all they can to set up a meeting with the movie icon, they have numerous plans in the pipeline from flashmobs to lookalikes but all the guys really want is the thumbs up from the man himself, they have therefore put together a tribute video with which they intend to reach out and attract his attention and from there who knows ! maybe even get him to appear in the real video and truly help Mr.Statham to hit the pop charts and the movie box office charts at the same time.

Check out the video: 

‘A few weeks ago we found ourselves back in the neighbourhood at the Birds Nest. After a couple of beers Carl had the bright idea of conducting an informal survey in the pub asking, who was the greatest British Actor of the last 50 years? We were pleased and surprised that the most popular choice that evening was the king of market-stall and marshall arts – Jason Statham. Carl was intrigued but not completely convinced that this was a fair representation of the voice of the people and so conducted some further research in the area. In all, after getting over 350 responses, he found that Statham was more popular than Michael Caine , Sean Connery and Sir Laurence Olivier put together.’

Check out the story to “Jason Statham” by Men With Ven here:

https://soundcloud.com/david-barratt/ep-004-jason-statham

Links: www.menwithven.biz

https://vimeo.com/album/2722198

https://twitter.com/menwithvenuk

https://www.facebook.com/MENWITHVENUK

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/men-with-ven/id606813532

Johnny Wore Black Double Single – ‘Firefly’ / ‘Comfy Slippers’

The latest fruit of this labour is the double A side single ‘Firefly’/’Comfy Slippers’, which will be independently released on June 15th. You can see the stunning animated video for ‘Firefly’ below, with sketchy, monochrome visuals augmenting a classy song about facing your own personal demons head on and the inherent challenges therein.

The singles are both taken from current Johnny Wore Black album ‘Walking Underwater Part 2’. Available now, it followed debut LP ‘Walking Underwater Part 1’ as a double whammy of albums released in 2014 to excellent reviews. ‘Part 2’ sees Johnny Wore Black continue to evolve his unique energy and song writing style, with an intense, passionate lyrical style.

On hearing the singles and the album as a whole it should come as no surprise that this acerbic brand of indie-rock already has fans among music’s top table. Notable followers of Jonny Wore Black include Tim Simenon (Bomb The Bass), Danny Bigfoot (Shanks and Bigfoot), Loretta Heywood (Winter in July), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Simon Hutchby (Earthtone 9) and more.

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David Ellefson chose to work alongside Johnny Wore Black on production duties, as did Grammy Award Winner David Bottrill. The fact that such storied veterans of the business believe in the music of Johnny Wore Black goes some way to confirming the potential of this unusually dark artist.

In the words of David Ellefson himself:

“Johnny Wore Black has a very unique sound that I like and as an artist creating a unique sound is one of the hardest things to do, you either have it or you don’t and to me Johnny Wore Black definitely has it.”

iTunes link for Walking Underwater Pt 2:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/walking-underwater-pt.-2/id944919571

Further links:

www.johnnyworeblack.com

https://www.facebook.com/johnnyworeblack

https://twitter.com/johnnyworeblack

Franklin Lake ‘Supersonic’ four track EP

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Franklin Lake have also been working with some of the finest producers in the world on remixes of their tracks, tinkering with the arrangements to shape them into ready-made pop and club hits. The list of names is an impressive one, including recent ‘Best International Dance Producers Award’ winners Soulshaker, DASCO (signed to Phonetic, Kontor, Radikal, Blanco Y Negro and BIP), Mob Culture (currently working single releases with Sony) and So Cool Network who are huge on the Shoreditch and Bristol EDM scenes. All of these producers are playing at the top of their game and hold places in the Music Week Charts on current singles packages, which says a lot for the calibre of people looking to work with Franklin Lake.

Franklin Lake have already made an impact on the main stages of some of Europe’s most prestigious events & festivals. Performing their high energy, catchy pop sets and appearing at events alongside the likes of Olly Murs, Dappy, Wretch 32, James Arthur, Union J, Collabro and many more. In 2015, the band are determined to establish themselves further in the industry and aim to continue to add to the list of household names they can say they’ve played amongst already.

Listen to ‘Supersonic’ here:

https://soundcloud.com/shiplap-studios/supersonic

Fantastic new EP released through Universal distribution on Monday 29th June

‘Supersonic’ is the final culmination of a lot of hard work from Franklin Lake to establish themselves as a true upcoming force in the UK music industry.

Tipped by the industry as the next big thing in Urban Pop, Franklin Lake is made up of Tay Starhz, Jude Read, Carl Hainsby, Tom Marvin & Ed Goacher.

Links:

https://twitter.com/franklinlake_

www.facebook.com/FranklinLake1

Looking for Liam implore you to ‘Take What You Need’

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On the booming single, lead vocalist and songwriter Tom Harper-Ward had this to say:

“‘Take What You Need’ is a true representation of our sound and musical direction. We hope you enjoy it!”

Brilliantly self-produced, the track above is a great example of their layered and intricate approach to songwriting, with heavier moments acting as punctuation to the more contemplative sections. It’s hugely impressive work from a band who are still only in their late teens, but show a great deal of maturity in their music.

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With four members who share a deep love for creating music, and tastes that overlap to create their varied indie back catalogue, Looking For Liam are a band who not only benefit from a great deal of talent at present, but the great potential to expand on it. That makes this band one of the most exciting in the UK right now.

Formed in 2010, they first gained momentum in 2011 with a Battle of the Bands competition win, BBC Introducing coverage and a debut EP. Since then they have added another Battle of the Bands contest victory plus an appearance at Brownstock Festival to their CV, and with new single ‘Take What You Need’ coming on June 1st their stock is set to rise further.

A hard hitting melodic rock group with echoes of Incubus with added rawness, Looking For Liam are an Essex based four piece band who have also been compared to the wide ranging indie sounds and created an anthemic fusion of Muse, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys. That those acts are so eclectic in their approach gives you an idea of what is so special about Looking For Liam – their ability to write indie-rock music with a number of different styles and tropes.

Links:

www.lookingforliam.com/

www.soundcloud.com/lookingforliam

www.facebook.com/LookingforLiam

www.twitter.com/lookingforliam

www.youtube.com/user/LookingForLiamMusic

Toyface ready for new album: ‘Follow the Rules of the Trainwreck’

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Having been described by a fellow artist as ‘like Laura Marling crossed with Billie Holiday’, Bristol based duo Tamsyn and James, aka Toyface, are a mouth watering proposition for music fans. With a varied collection of 11 songs making up their debut album, the pair have blended an eclectic range of influences that has resulted in an album with strong jazz and cinematic leanings; both playful and plaintive.

The pair’s songwriting process is varied: sometimes involving Tamsyn writing lyrics alongside her own simple structures on guitar; but often times working from a cappellas, which James then lays piano chords underneath. This is clearly a combination that works well and has yielded a crop of songs which are relatable to anybody who has ever found themselves working hard to find a place in the world – a situation most, if not all of us, know well.

In Tamsyn’s own words, the album ‘charts a process of experiencing, coping with, and the eventual resolution of, existential angst that I went through in my early 20s’; by way of heartbreak, physical insecurity and complex family ties’. And it’s from this well of shared stories where Toyface’s main strength lies – their ability to write with searing honesty about the common human experience, and lay those tales out across an intense, shifting musical backdrop.

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The album is set to be exclusively launched in the duo’s home town of Bristol on April 24th, with the album to follow shortly after. The release marks the culmination of a journey that started with a chance meeting on the way back from the Secret Garden Party festival a number of years ago.

Trying to find a way back to Bristol at the end of the festival, Tamsyn managed to find her way onto a truck with a group of revellers heading in that direction. Not long into the journey, an incident on the road left the group stranded for 28 hours waiting for the journey to continue, during which time the group bonded.

Links:

Www.soundcloud.com/toyface

https://www.facebook.com/toyfacemusic?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/toyfacemusic

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

http://toyface.bandcamp.com/

R ‘N’ B/Soul singer Monica Azull releases debut single ‘I Like It’, May 12th

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‘I Like It’ is the debut single from new sensation, Monica Azull. The essence of the track is soulful R’N’B topped off with refreshing vocals which display Monica’s raw talent. This song is definitely one to watch for the summer, and it’s out on the 12th May!