The Truebelles – ‘Mister Nobody’

A modern feminist pop revival. The all-girl group has all the power to showcase their women’s right, thanks to Tallulah Bluebell who was recently seen on Britain’s Next Top Model, Lorenna and Grace. The dynamic trio’s new single ‘Mister Nobody’ is exactly what you’d get from this group, fun but with a strong message reflecting their views and the strong personalities they possess.

The Truebelles have character and this draws you in, Tallulah has a vibrant and daring charm that draws you into her quirky world of exploration and edgy art that she dedicates her time which also included BRIT School.

Lorenna’s performing background which includes voicing for Margot Robbie in the film The Legend of Tarzan stands out and compliments Grace’s musical talents which were showcased with Stevie Wonder’s bassist, Nate Watts.Tthis girl group are really unique and I expect them to have a brilliant 2017 and really stamp down as being one of the top groups to look out for.

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Truebelles-920344594701415/

https://twitter.com/ttruebelles

http://thetruebelles.com/

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Sussex-based musician, Jon McDevitt, releases seasonal single ‘Father Christmas’ breaking away from the Christmas cliché

A Christmas cracker from the South-East of England – John McDevitt’s new seasonal single ‘Father Christmas’: 

From creating the theme tune to the Channel 5 series ‘A Different Life’ to selling 2000 unsigned albums with his original band Geist, McDevitt isn’t a complete stranger to the music industry. Now the Christmas sing-along ‘Father Christmas’, due to be released 25th November, blends influences from The Smiths and Dexys Midnight Runners amongst others, to form an easy listen seasonal single.

 This Christmas sing-along avoids the common approaches to the genre. Thoughtful lyrics by co-writer Dominic Hudson paint Father Christmas as a figure missing from Christmas, whilst allowing the listener to interpret it as to how or why; these combine with an infectious melody to make a Christmas single that stands out from the crowd

The band consists of multiple talented musicians such as violinist Anna Jenkins who has worked with the likes of Emily Barker, The Unthanks and Frank Turner when he opened the 2012 Olympics.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/jonmcdevittsongs/

https://twitter.com/jonmcdevitt

www.jonmcdevitt.com

Laura White – Martha

Soulful singer songwriter Laura White unveils new single ‘Martha’ on 9th December 2016. The single is taken from forthcoming EP ‘The Painted Door’ due for release on iluvlive Records in February 2017.

Following the success of her previous project No.95, which went to number 3 on the iTunes Soul & R&B chart in Feb 2016, Laura was snapped up by iluvlive Records and has been developing new material over the summer culminating in ‘The Painted Door’.

It’s been a great year for Laura with the ink just dried on a publishing deal with Peer Music and the release of Galantis and DJ Hook n Sling’s top 20 single ‘Love On Me’ which she co wrote and featured on.

Laura’s story in music began at just four years old, when she demonstrated a love for gospel and soul music, unlike any of her family at the time. At eight, Laura took up classical piano and clarinet and by thirteen, finally plucked up the courage to enter local music shows to sing her self-penned songs.

In the past five years Laura has written with world renowned producers Cutfather, Steve Booker and The Invisible Men writing for her own projects and other artists, including the global smash Gin Lee ‘Falling’ reaching number 1 in four countries and Rita Ora’s ‘NY Raining’ which also featured in smash hit TV show, Empire.

Of new single Martha, Laura says ‘Martha is a song I wrote about a girl who fell in love with a boy at first sight. Her name was Martha and she was trying to make someone see the girl she was and love her back. It is a tale of a love that never happened’

Look out for more music from Laura in Jan 2017

Live Dates
17th Jan – iluvlive Bristol at The Square Club
31st Jan – iluvlive Hotlist Show in London at Zigfrid Von Underbelly
9th Feb – Headline show Manchester at Fallows Cafe

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Progressive Indo-Celtic rock group Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla to release Christmas single ‘Noel Nouvelet’

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Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla are returning with a Christmas single like no other. ‘Noel Nouvelet’ is a unique combination of the traditional Christmas carol ‘Noel Nouvelet’ with ‘The Coventry Carol’ – infused with Celtic, Jazz and Indian musical influences.

Joe O’Donnell grew up in Limerick, Ireland, but in 1996 he moved to Coventry where he first became aware of the Coventry Carol, teaching it to violin students at a evening class. Whilst touring Brittany he learnt the traditional Christmas carol ‘Noel Nouvelet’. He has now blended the two.

Fuelled by five instrumentalists, Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla blend Celtic, jazz and Indian musical influences to form a distinctive world sound. The band generate great energy and excitement,  whilst maintaining the sensitivity and delicacy needed in keeping faith with Celtic music.

So, get  yourself in the festive spirit and give this crazy, contemporary Christmas carol a listen: https://soundcloud.com/shkayla/noel-nouvelet-2016

 

 

Glitch Code -‘GLIMMER’

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“…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.

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, it is an example of the group’s limitless creativity.

 The single ‘Glimmer’ is out 11/11/16
Album is out 02/12/16

Links:

http://www.glitch-code.com/

https://www.facebook.com/glitchcode

https://twitter.com/glitchcode

 

Reach into the Stars- The Northcoast REVIEW

With sound akin to Vampire Weekend or Passion Pit, The Northcoast’s new track ‘Reach into the Stars’ is a refreshingly modern sound and is the perfect reflection of the bands passion and love of electro pop music. With playful lyrics and sensational rhythms, the band have created an electro/pop sound which has versatility similar to pop of the ‘80s. This trait has found a way into today’s music scene and made it hip again. This song, like all of their other creations, possesses a youthful vigour that is infectious.

Listen to the track on their soundcloud here:

 

It’ll be hard to resist getting up out of your seat when you hear this, the cheerful guitar riffs accompanied by the pulsating drums make for a song you can easily get lost in. This is a track which will easily please even the pickiest of listeners.

Hopefully we will be hearing more from The Northcoast in the next few months. I will be keeping my ear to the ground for what they come out with next.

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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

UK rockers, The 109s, deliver white-knuckle 12-track debut album

Hampshire-based four-piece, The 109s, are here to put rock riffs back where they belong: loud and high in the mix, clawing and stomping their way through the speaker cones to grab listeners by the throat and pummel them into submission . . .

 The 109s have taken everything good about Zeppelin, Sabbath, Royal Blood, AC/DC, Iron Maiden, MC5, The Stooges, Soundgarden and The Black Keys, and distilled from it a 100-percent-proof moonshine-mash that is all their own – a heady brew that kicks like a mule, burns like a mother, but has everyone asking for seconds . . .

Stream the album here:

The fantastic power of the band’s music is led by vocalist Damian Shelley’s strong but nuanced delivery and impressive vocal harmonies, while lead guitarist, Matty Pritchard’s short, high-octane solos reference everyone from Jimmy Page to J. Mascis.

Of course, none of this would be real rock if there wasn’t a stunning rhythm section (Pete Smith, bass, and Steve Collings, drums) who deliver the precision-power and flair of legendary pairings such as John Bonham and John Paul Jones, or Keith Moon and John Entwistle.  

The band’s song arrangements are always original and surprising, wringing every droplet of dynamism and groove from a single riff, before strutting seamlessly through a flurry of exciting changes that are strung together with the delicacy of dewdrops on a cobweb.

 High octane blues rock – very much my thing! Now I just need to see you do it live some time!” – Award winning crime novelist, Ian Rankin

A multi-talented artist, lead guitarist, Matty Pritchard, is also an author and member of the UK Crime Writers Association. He has published three novels in the UK to date – Scarecrow, Broken Arrow and Werewolf –  under the name Matthew Pritchard, and was nominated for the CWA’s Gold Dagger Award.

The 109s’ eponymous debut album is due out October 5th

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/the109s/home

https://twitter.com/the109s

NEW ARTIST: Fat White Family

This British psychedelic punk band are here to make a stir. “There’s so much landfill indie and crap industry fodder at the moment,” vocalist Lias Saoudi said here this year. “All these horrible bands like Slaves and Peace and Wolf Alice. All this absolute drivel for angry nine-year-olds.”

Give them a listen down below: