Johnlikejohn is a force to be reckoned with, and with his new EP ‘Vegans Are Evil Too’ creeping on the horizon, he will wow and shock you in more ways than you could imagine.
If you know anything about JohnlikeJohn, you now that his approach is an extremely unique, using the DIY folk element to his full advantage. A set up of Acoustic Guitar, Bass, light percussion and occasional addition of violin and other estranged instruments.
He brings a narrative that can match any of the great artists and story tellers of this time, often bringing the dark with the light, bringing the love with the hate. His songs show the fantastic range of beautifully haunting sounds Johnlikejohn is able to convey.
His EP ‘Vegans Are Evil Too’ is a satirical yet sophisticated look at the modern world, with 5 tracks of folky-goodness, Johnlikejohn is set to have eyes locked on him, watching his every musical move.
Adam Lanceley was only ten years old when a car accident left him seriously injured. Sustaining a severe brain injury, a crushed pelvis and shattered legs, doctors advised him he was unlikely to walk or talk again. Against all odds, Adam not only proved them wrong but has taken his remarkable recovery to the extreme, running marathons and now carving out a career as a singer-songwriter.
Watch the Video To “A Film We All Saw” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZXJwqhSK68
Adam’s latest success story is the video to his track, “A Film we all Saw”. Far from a reflection of the doctor’s predictions, the video sees him walking around the picturesque city of Cambridge, with scarcely the slightest suggestion that without his self-belief and extraordinary determination, his life could have been so different. Having released several albums under his own name, he has perfectly his signature sound, which has a sunny West Coast vibe and personal, heartfelt lyrics.
See more about Adam’s Story here: https://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story
Although Adam has conquered many of the physical consequences of the accident, he has said that mentally he sometimes feels like a little boy, struggling with mental issues such as very low confidence and depression. However, the work done by the Brain and Spine Foundation helped to motivate him to strive for new goals, his new video being a case in point. With so much talk in the media about mental health, Adam’s music video is an inspiration to anyone feeling they’re fighting the battle alone. Adam has already released several albums slowly developing his sound into the unique brand it is today.
In a musical landscape of predictable, manufactured sound, it comes as something of a shock when something genuinely arresting is released. Such is the case here, Julia Mascetti, having relocated from the UK to Japan, has brought the traditional folk of her homeland and allowed the influences of her new surroundings seep in. The result is a beguiling, haunting experience, featuring Julia, her harp and traditional Japanese sounds floating in and around her siren-like voice.
Julia has an arsenal of impressive musical instruments, from the traditional, towering six-foot harp; a smaller folk harp; to a small purple harp she has used when playing alongside metal bands – a true indicator that Julia is constantly looking to surprise and intrigue her audience. As well as being a freelance harpist, Julia is also a highly regarded blogger, reporting on expat life for women living in Tokyo.
“In Distance, Everything is Poetry” will delight fans of Joanna Newsom; Marina and the Diamonds and Kate Bush – a perfect introduction to a unique sound and a magical approach to storytelling through folk music from two very different cultural traditions.
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.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Having 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: