Monthly Archives December 2015

Finnish Hard Rock And Modern Metal Blender chILL Release Video For “While”

Finnish Hard Rock And Modern Metal Blender chILL Release Video For "While"

chILL

Finnish hard rock and modern metal blender chILL is celebrating their 20th anniversary by releasing an excactly ten years ago recorded song “While”, which was never released due to lack of a record contract. chILL also shot a music video for “While”, which has not been online for a while. The video is re-released the same date as the Single (December 30, 2015).

The Single’s cover was designed by Mikko Raima and the song was mixed and mastered by Jonas Olsson. The video was directed by Timo Lepistö and Olli Koivula and can be found from the band`s YouTube channel. The Single is released digitally by Twisted Entertainment and can be found everywhere. Like all chILL’s releases, the song and artwork can be downloaded FREE from chILL’s official homepage.

“The music is so perfectly colla...

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Peppermint Heaven reveal video for The Cage That We Live In

Peppermint Heaven video  The Cage That We Live In

Peppermint Heaven

After cutting their teeth playing the Chicago indie club scene several years back, Peppermint Heaven aka Juno (Vocals, Keyboards) and Spark (Vocals, Bass, Drums) separately made the long trek from Chicago to LA eventually winding up together in the summer of 2011 when they began creating their own tasty brand of 80s-influenced indie pop, replete with heavenly harmonies, Juno’s delicious keyboard hooks and Spark’s inventive bass ‘n’ beats.

Taking their name from an obscure pre-Smiths Morrissey song, Peppermint Heaven found a home at indie band playground The Bedrock in LA’s storied Echo Park area and several months of playing, writing, recording, mixing, and honing their sound followed...

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Norway’s Atlanter release Stunning new video / track “Jareeze”

Atlanter release Stunning new video / track "Jareeze"

Atlanter

Atlanter washed over Norway like a tidal wave in 2013. Their debut album, Vidde, became a favourite among both record buyers and critics, with its beautiful and natural mix of African desert blues, American delta blues and German “motorik” from the 70s. “Vidde blues” was a new and self-made term at that time – a term that summed up the quartet’s wish of uniting music from several corners of the world in “Norwegianised” and timeless attire. They fully succeeded. “Atlanter are a straightforward pleasure”, the NME wrote about their debut album. With a Norwegian Grammy nomination and several high positions in some critics’ summaries of the music year 2013, we’re allowed to have high expectations. The Atlanter wave is here again.

Jewels of Crime’ is both a natu...

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Summer Days festival Announces Jools Holland and Caro Emerald

Summer Days festival Jools Holland and Caro Emerald

Summer Days festival

Summer Days – the UK’s newest boutique music and food festival – has unveiled Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra as it’s second headliner.

The legendary pianist, bandleader, singer, composer and presenter will top the bill on Friday 8 July with an unmissable set of boogie-woogie classics in what promises to be the party of the season.

Also announced for Friday’s line-up is the incredible Caro Emerald whose up-tempo blend of jazz and pop propelled her to number one in the UK and Dutch album charts with The Shocking Miss Emerald in 2013.

Summer Days is a three-day boutique music and food festival in the grounds of Clitheroe Castle – one of the North’s most beautiful and unique locations...

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Channel 4 Announces Future Sounds – 10 Vital Acts For 2016

Channel 4 Future Sounds 2016

Future Sounds

Channel 4 is delighted to announce Future Sounds, it’s inaugural list of acts that will be big for the coming year.
A key part of this initiative is the brand new television show Future Sounds, with live performances from Abbey Road by the acts on the list, huge global artists talking about why the acts on the list are important, and think pieces about various genres and how they are evolving.
Hotly tipped by critics across the board, Alessia Cara, Blossoms, Izzy Bizu and Loyle Carner are among the confirmed names for series one of Future Sounds. See them all on the show.
After recording the soundtrack to arguably the biggest advert of the year, Scandi-sensation Aurora will also perform whilst the incredible Bonkaz represents the rising grime scene.
In the wake ...
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IOW Festival announce more acts including Twin Atlantic, Lissie, Gabrielle Aplin

The Isle Of Wight Festival more acts including Twin Atlantic, Lissie, Gabrielle Aplin

The Isle Of Wight Festival

The Isle Of Wight Festival, the first major festival of the summer, today adds even more acts to the bill for 2016, showing that there is definitely something for everyone at next year’s festival taking place 9th-12th June at Seaclose Park.

Added to the already incredible line up for 2016 is Sigma (live), Pendulum (DJ Set), Jess GlynneBustedThe Corrs, GutterdämmerungSIXX:AM, Twin AtlanticHalf Moon RunThe Family RainReverend and the Makers,Gabrielle AplinLissie and The Wonder Stuff. The new acts will all join Queen + Adam LambertStereophonics,Faithless and a whole host of punk acts including Iggy Pop and Adam Ant to perform over the weekend.

Internationally, multi-platinum selling DJ duo Sigma (aka Cameron Edwards and Joe...

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Singer/songwriter Ali Ingle releases new single ‘Hey Kid’ ,12th Feb

Ali Ingle releases new single ‘Hey Kid’ ,12th Feb

Ali Ingle

Singer/songwriter Ali Ingle compared to the likes of Beck & Villagers has had two critically acclaimed EPs and even been awarded “Liverpool Male Artist Of The Year.” Fans include David Gray and Andy Dunlop (Travis) and various BBC Introducing & 6Music DJs such as Janice Long, Simon Raymonde and Tom Robinson. Recently moving from his much loved Liverpool home to London, Ali is now a full time songwriter with credits including Travis, Australian electronic duo Strange Talk and a host of new and exciting upcoming artists.
Hey Kid, which has already picked up plays on XFM & BBC Introducing, is taken from Ali’s new EP The Great Romantic Drought, recorded at The Motor Museum (Arctic Monkeys, Jake Bugg, Oasis.)  The EP has received excellent reviews including a 10/10 from Dublin b...
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Coves return with single ‘Stormy’ – Released on 18th December

Coves single ‘Stormy’

Coves

Coves return with single ‘Stormy’. Released on 18th December it’s the first track from their forthcoming sophomore album, due for release in March 2016.
I’m so eager to go back on stage,” says Beck Wood, spotlights in her eyes. “I miss it. I think I’ve found myself. I can see that I’ve changed, I’m more confident.” You could see it as the shows for Coves acclaimed debut album ‘Soft Friday’ reached its peak. The woman who’d vented her Nico-crisp relationship angst over modern garage psych pop classics was now spinning across theatre stages, finding her pop feet, becoming a star.
They’re a long way from Castle Grayskull now...
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The Wild Wild’s releases New Single ‘Caspian’ + New LP News

The Wild Wild's New Single 'Caspian' LP News

The Wild Wild

Benjamin Dunn, better known as The Wild Wild, once stated “I feel like I’ve lived a thousand lives” and after listening to his latest LP you can see exactly why. Drawing on inspirations from everything from Greek mythology, a fascination with space and C.S. Lewis, the album covers many genres from electro, indie and pop, all tailored off with Benjamin’s unique vocals and writing abilities. The Wild Wild found a lot of inspiration whilst spending time on a California beach and this album has the ability to make it feel you’re sat there right next to him. Benjamin worked tirelessly in the studio with close friends and producers who each helped to add extra levels of sentiment to the album.

The stand out single is ‘Sail To The End‘...

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Prince has surprised fans with release of a new 12-song album, HITNRUN PHASE TWO

Prince new 12-song album, HITNRUN PHASE TWO

Prince

Multi-platinum music icon Prince has surprised fans globally with the unexpected release of a new 12-song album, HITNRUN PHASE TWO.  The expansive collection of songs, many featuring his super-group The New Power Generation, appeared exclusively on TIDAL today at 9AM ET.  The album was meticulously crafted over a nearly four-year period – gradually adding songs until the sequence was perfected and ready for release.  A 16-member horn section is featured throughout the album, combining Prince’s NPG HORNZ and Minneapolis’ HORNHEADS, the latter a frequent addition to his larger studio ensemble.

Prince’s quintessential songwriting and inimitable vocal abilities are on full display in songs such as “ROCKNROLL LOVEAFFAIR“, “LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT U“, “WHEN SHE COMES“, and the breath-tak...

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