‘Runaw’y’: The new genre-bending track from Pimlican

Fusing a number of genres including pop, rap, R&B and hip-hop, Pimlican is an open artist who collaborates with anyone who is willing to bring something fresh and new to his collective.

Such a musical approach breaks down any genre-defining boxes, helping Pimlican create a style of music that is free of restraint and limits. It is this style that has seen him earn airplay on Tom Robinson’s Radio 6 show, as well as BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Leeds.

Having released ‘B’ck 4 More/P’lya’ in May, Pimlican have returned with ‘Runaw’y’ which is powered by a killer vocal hook and a pulsating beat. Along with this, a unique rap section adds texture and originality to the track.

Find out more on Pimlican here:

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

Rosie O’ Sullivan Returns With New EP

You’re sure to have heard the name Rosie O’ Sullivan somewhere, but if you can’t quite put your finger on it, let us remind you. Back in 2013, Rosie made the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent with her stunning vocals, but unfortunately did not make it any further in the competition. After spending some time perfecting her skills and also losing 16.5 stone in weight, Rosie is back releasing a soul inspired EP.

Rosie is one of those songwriters who truly writes from the heart and this is clear when listening to ‘No One’, a song about the true story of undying love between her parents that Rosie is witness to every day. As well as that, the EP touches on past experiences and relationships, showing just how personal this collection of songs is.

Her new soul sound has been influenced strongly by her formative years when she grew up listening to the vibrant grooves of motown and other 60s music. These influences, combined with Rosie’s innate musical talents have molded her into a more complete artist now and she is ready for the world to hear her new style.

Rosie began her singing career performing alongside The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, before attending London College of Music where she attained a degree in music performance. Since then, Rosie has performed at Birmingham Pride, Big Festival and the Brummie awards and has worked with the likes of Martha Reeves and Shalamar. Evidently, she is now ready to take that next step within the industry and advance her music career.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/rosie-osullivan

https://www.facebook.com/rosieosullivanmusic

https://twitter.com/rosieosullivan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAh8bWfq9q0o2n4L5gnIiCw

www.rosieosullivan.co.uk

www.instagram.com/rosieosullivan

Introducing: Chey – Dirty Love

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Dirty Love takes a unique view upon a love affair where the woman is in total control of what happens next. Speaking on the track Chey says “I wanted this song to emphasise the power of a woman, and how she uses her sexuality to get what she wants.” Having had previous support from Chris Needs MBE (BBC Wales), Chey hopes her new single will captivate audiences.

Diversifying the music industry and creating an amalgamation of styles and genres, Chey certainly does not take a shy approach. “Dirty Love was written in the heat of the moment, having feelings about someone else can sometimes be the trigger you need to move on from the relationship you’re in. I recorded the vocals the same day it was written, to reflect the emotion, I was feeling at that time, I wanted the single to be raw and edgy and convey as much passion as possible.” She added.

 

Dirty Love seamlessly switches from sultry, soulful lyrics and beautifully constructed melodic runs – into a mesmerizing guitar riff, fusing together to make a memorable ballad. Chey’s debut single Dirty Love is intelligent Indie/pop at its very best.

 

Dirty Love is set for official release on January 20th 2017, and available for pre-order December 23 on ITunes, Spotify and Tidal.

 

Links

www.cheymusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/officialchey

Facebook: /OfficialCheyMusic

Twitter: @officialchey1

Instagram: officialcheymusic

 

Independent singer-songwriter Nancy Black returns with ‘Dirty Little Bass’ EP written in a moment of euphoria

Independent singer-songwriter Nancy Black has developed her own unique style for her upcoming pop EP ‘Dirty Little Bass’. Black has 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, showing how much she has developed since going solo.

The former member of all-girl rock band Pink Lemons has grown in confidence and formed an addictive pop EP but with killer dance beats, giving it the Nancy Black edge. Although feisty, ‘Dirty Little Bass’ was written in a strange moment of euphoria after a nasty break up with a girl she fell hopelessly in love with.

 

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

 

 

Adam Lanceley- ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’

London based singer-songwriter, Adam Lanceley is back with his latest slice of musings on life, ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’, taken from the album, Postcards from Then.

The trials of life have not held back the strong-minded singer-songwriter, Adam Lanceley, whose tragic car crash at the age of ten left him fighting for his life.

After his parents were told his chances of survival were slim and that he certainly would not walk again, Adam was determined to prove them wrong, having to re-learn many skills in the process, even how to talk.

‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is a track that takes you back to the comforting glow of golden summer memories whilst you’re stuck with the dreary cold and rain of the British winter.

Inspired by classic acts such as the Beach Boys, Roy Orbison and even R.E.M, Adam’s music is well worth a listen if you’re looking for something a little left-field.

Links:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

 https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

 http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

‘Christmas Without You’- Daisy Hicks

 

Daisy Hicks has changed direction from her classically trained roots and is back with the new single, ‘Christmas Without You’.

Her vocals really steal the limelight with a clean, distinct tone that rises above the music, creating pure musical bliss.

Daisy is the daughter of renowned jazz drummer, Tony Hicks, and is also related to international recording artist Chris Rea of ‘Driving Home For Christmas’ fame. One of Daisy’s previous releases, ‘So Much More than Love’ was even featured on the hit US TV series, Pretty Little Liars.

The new, chilled out jazz style, adopted by Hicks was recorded on Elton John’s old piano from his house in Beverly Hills that is now part of Berry House Studios. Having lost her dad 10 years ago to lung cancer, the recording process was an emotional time for Daisy as her father had recorded at Berry House Studios on a number of occasions.

Not only is ‘Christmas Without You a well-crafted piece of listenable pop, but 10% of the digital sales this year will be donated to BBC’s Children In Need.

You can listen to ‘Christmas Without You’ here on Daisy’s website:

www.daisyhicks.com/music

www.facebook.com/DaisyHicksMusic/

www.twitter.com/DaisyHicksMusic

www.instagram.com/daisyhicks1/

Jazz Mino releases new single ‘Hurt’

hurtHaving  performed 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.

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),

She has also been featured on Record Of The Day (Superwoman single), Breeze FM record of the week and Ticketmaster Rising Star!

Jazz Mino has a single out at the moment, the beautifully heartfelt ‘Hurt’

Check it out below:

 

Deranged to Divine – The wonderful new album from Carina Round

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Carina Round has created an album with material spanning from 2001-2015, taken from her first four critically acclaimed albums: ‘The First Blood Mystery’, ‘The Disconnection’, ‘Slow Motion Addict’, ‘Tigermending’, as well as the EP ‘Things You Should Know’, home to the included track ‘For Everything a Reason’ which featured on the TV series ’American Horror Story: Murder House’. Complimented with two previously unreleased recordings, the bewitching ‘Gunshot’ and an alternate version of the track ‘Want More’, this collection perfectly illustrates the uniqueness of Round’s voice, barbed wire lyrics and a catalogue of haunting and beautiful songs.

Tracklisting

 

  1. You Will Be Loved
  2. Into My Blood
  3. Backseat
  4. Girl and the Ghost
  5. Elegy (US Version)
  6. Gunshot
  7. Come to You
  8. You and Me
  9. Downslow
  10. Message to Apollo
  11. Slow Motion Addict
  12. Overcome
  13. Want More (Alternate Version)
  14. How I See It
  15. For Everything a Reason
  16. Lacuna (Radio Version)
  17. Mother’s Pride
  18. The Secret of Drowning / Previously Unreleased / Vinyl Debut

Carina’s tracks are beautifully written and sang perfectly. A favourite track of mine is ‘Mother’s Pride’, check it out below:

 

It’s taken off of her ‘Tigermending’ album, it is just a pure and beautiful song, I also love the artwork for the ‘Tigermending’ album which you can see on the thumbnail of the video.

Another track I really enjoyed is ‘You and Me’ which is in memory of Jean Round, I’m not sure of the connection between Carina and Jean, but it seems like a beautiful tribute and the video is pretty moving too, it is fairly upbeat but it made me think of someone I had previously lost that I was close too, it made me think of all the happy memories though, it really resonated with me.

Check it out here:

 

New hypnotic track ‘Element’ and upcoming album from alternative pop trio The Hallows

UK alternative pop trio The Hallows gear up for the release of their debut album with this brand new hypnotic single ‘Element’.

As the group explains: ‘element was one of the first songs recorded and it helped to set the overall tone of the album. It was written as a positive and uplifting song about looking up to someone you love and the profound influence they can have on your life’.

Watch the video for Element here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Qy05nmJWM

Listen to the track on Soundcloud here:

https://soundcloud.com/the-hallows-official/element/s-cW1ht

Championing their own very unique sound, The Hallows are an enchanting concoction of Kate Bush, Muse, Portishead and Tori Amos with their own individual dreamy essence thrown in.

The group’s eclectic sound is a result of the band members’ individual musical meanderings. Sarah has played as a backing vocalist/keyboard/Glockenspiel for Hafdís Huld supporting the likes of Paolo Nutini, Mika and Bloc Party at festivals as large as Glastonbury and SXSW. Joe meanwhile has supported notorious cult pornographic band Rock Bitch (a band renowned for rarely sporting support acts). He and Sarah have also shared the stage with Ronan Keating playing a number of television performances.

Meeting at university, the band shared a house together, in which third band member Dave subjected the group to strict drinking game rules, whilst also ensuring they all ate proper meals (now holding the unofficial title of ‘band chef’).

Sarah has played the role of Snow White whilst working at Disneyland – several elements of this fantasy world clearly making their way into the mystical sound of ‘Element’. As a child, Sarah also lived by a zoo and was kept often awake by roaring lions (the lions would often set the wolves off too, which sounds absolutely terrifying!)

Since forming, the group have been hands on with all aspects of their music including coming up with video concepts, artwork, set design, production and blogging.

 

Their upcoming album Of Time and Tides is out July 4th.

 

The group explain:The album is about life, relationships and how things can change over time. The album was written in the spirit of a bygone era because we wanted to encapsulate elements within all our lives that have influenced us both musically and personally. Sarah draws inspiration for the lyrics from the elements because they represent the never ending cycle of life and time in which we exist for a moment. We have combined these influences to create an album that displays our love for atmospheric instrumentation, lush melodies and, hopefully, pop songs you will want to sing along to.

 

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/TheHallowsOfficial/timeline?ref=page_internal

https://twitter.com/TheHallowsBand

https://soundcloud.com/the-hallows-official

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVuuESg_76nXzJHngq51Log

http://www.thehallows.uk/

New electropop song ‘Step by Step’ from Challan Carmichael

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Challan Carmichael releases this upbeat electropop song ‘Step by Step’. It features a fantastic hook and a life-affirming lyrical message.

The artist takes influence from the likes of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and Billy Ocean.

Having worked behind the scenes in the music industry for many years supporting artists such as KC Da Rookee and Ben from Phats and Smalls, Challan is now ready to carve a music career of his own.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/challancarmichael

https://www.facebook.com/challancarmichaelmusic/

https://twitter.com/ChallanC

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCexVQanNA09bzBSj6P4T9ig

https://www.instagram.com/challancarmichael/

www.challancarmichael.co.uk