ROMES Share Video for Indie-Pop Anthem ‘Summer Sound’

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SHARE ‘SUMMER SOUND’ VIDEO

NEW MUSIC ON THE WAY FOR 2018
VIA FIVE SEVEN MUSIC

Canadian-Irish four piece ROMES have shared the lyric video for the Beach mix of their new single ‘Summer Sound’. The perfect soundtrack to the UK’s scorching heatwave, the video bursts with colorful, pop-art stylings leaving you dreaming of the sun, sea and cocktails.

The funked up, indie-pop anthem has been blowing up at regional radio across Britain with 130 stations now playing it. With its infectious hooks, it is a clear fan-favourite with the original featuring on their 2017 self-titled album.

Since its release, the band have been busy touring with the likes of Mutemath and set to work on brand new material, which the band are very excited to announce is ready to be revealed, with the first taste arriving very soon.

Their previous critically acclaimed singles ‘Tryna Be’, ‘Believe’ and ‘Spend The Night’ positioned ROMES at the forefront of indie-pop bands on the road to global success, with the irresistible ‘Summer Sound’ bringing as much guitar as it does pop, to leave you wanting more… which is exactly what’s to come from ROMES in 2018.

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BAND MEMBERS
Jacob Alexander (vocals)
Nicolas Amadeus (drums)
Andrew Keyes (bass)
James Tebbitt (guitar)

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Watch: PERSONA Premieres New Single & Music Video, ‘Whole Again’

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The adage that states “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” hits home for Long Island Indie/Pop rock quartet Persona and their brand new single “Whole Again,” out TODAY  with a corresponding music video (see below). Running off the recent release of their last single, “Indie Cowboy” (and whilst preparing to record a new album), Persona takes indie rock to new heights, continuing to explore past the realms of the genre and incorporating crisp elements of both alternative rock and pop into the mix. Although the track is quite personal, the corresponding music video adds even more layers to the band’s ‘persona,’ showcasing a toxic relationship on it’s way down. Taking their individual, unique pains and applying it to Persona’s creative process, the final result is an indie mish mosh of triumph. About the release of “Whole Again”, the band states:

“Whole Again” is about coming down off of a breakup and finding yourself, exactly where you are supposed to be. I think we all can relate to a toxic love relationship. Where you love a person so dearly, but they are just not good for you and you stay complacent and settle for all the negative outcomes of the relationship. “Whole Again” is about settling in to the uncomfortable situations after a breakup and finding yourself and growing.

Prior to the band’s foundation in 2011, the members spent the better part of the decade not only developing their craft, but becoming one with the character, reality and imagination that makes the band who they are today. “We write songs about events that have happened in our lives. Our songs are about overcoming are struggles, they are literally who we are collectively and individually,” states singer Tom Spartinos. Indeed, the struggle has been very real in past years with a car accident nearly taking bassist Sam Trestmans’ life, a fire destroying guitarist Costas Themistocleous’ home as well as the band’s home recording studio and various battles with demons and addiction.

“The ups and downs of life in general have solidified a strong and sacred bond between us that has reflected in our music,” explains Themistocleous. Indeed, the layered indie-rock sound that Persona has cultivated shines in the band’s debut release, “Take Me To The Mon”. Released in late 2012, the EP is rich with crisp harmonies and nostalgic melodies. “Mayday, We Crashed” was the sophomore EP produced by Gary Cioffi (Transit, Four Year Strong) at Maximum Sound Studio in Danvers, MA. Upon completion of “Mayday, We Crashed”, Persona ultimately crashed and went under the radar. Little did they know it would be a few years before they shared their music with the world again. “After we got home from touring and the release of “Mayday, We Crashed” we burnt out, we all felt it would be best to take a few weeks to ourselves, little did we know how long that few weeks would turn out to be” explains Tom Spartinos on the band’s state after “Mayday, We Crashed.” “We just needed a break. We needed to grow individually to get to the next chapter of our lives. I honestly can’t say it didn’t hurt me every day, but Tom and I kept writing when we had the chance and jamming full band when available,” retorts Costas Themistocleous.In the spring of 2017, Persona released the single and lyric video for “Say What You Say,” followed by former bassist Will Suraci departing from the band and drummer CJ Kostaras (Giants at Large) becoming the back bone. The new Persona spent the rest of the summer releasing singles, accompanied by a music video once a month. “We want to impact people with our music. We want to make people reflect and ponder, and we want to spread a positive message. There is always room for positive vibes and good feeling, especially in the world we live in today,” added Spartinos. The band is currently set to release 3 new singles and videos before they hit the studio in November 2018 to record their 3rd EP and are planning numerous local and national tour dates for 2018 and beyond. “Whole Again” is out on all digital platforms NOW.

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT Announce UK Tour

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ANNOUNCE UK TOUR
FEBRUARY 2019

PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS
THE TEMPERANCE MOVEMENT

Iconic New York hard rockers Blue Öyster Cult have announced a UK tour for February 2019, which includes a date at London’s Eventim Apollo on 22nd February.

Over their four-decade career, Blue Öyster Cult have established themselves as one of the most iconic bands of their time, with a repertoire including the hits ‘(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’, ‘Godzilla’ and ‘Burning For You’.

Following their highly-acclaimed performance at last year’s Stone Free Festival, which saw the band play their eponymous debut in full, Blue Öyster Cult will play eight dates, starting in Norwich on February 21st and finishing in Manchester on the 1st March.

Supporting will be acclaimed blues rockers The Temperance Movement. Since formation in 2011, the band have made a huge impact with three studio albums including their most recent A Deeper Cut, which includes the latest single ‘Caught In The Middle’. The band are also a renowned live entity having honed their craft opening up for the likes of Jamiroquai, Ray Davies, Feeder and The Rolling Stones.

Full tour dates can be found below.

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT TOUR DATES 2019
21/2 – UEA, Norwich
22/2 – Eventim Apollo, London
23/2 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
24/2 – O2 Academy, Glasgow
26/2 – O2 Academy, Leeds
27/2 – O2 Institute, Birmingham
28/2 – St Philips Gate, Bristol
1/3 – Academy, Manchester

Tickets go on sale at 10am Friday 27th July and will be available here.

PASSENGER | Release New Single ‘Heart To Love’

PASSENGER – ‘HEART TO LOVE’

THE NEW SINGLE AVAILABLE NOW
LISTEN HERE

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FROM ‘RUNAWAY’ THE NEW ALBUM OUT AUGUST 31ST
ALSO CONTAINS RADIO 2 PLAYLISTED LEAD SINGLE ‘HELL OR HIGH WATER’

PRE-ORDER

‘Heart To Love’ is the stunning new single from Passenger, available to stream today and as an instant grat with pre-orders of the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter’s new album ‘Runaway’, which is released on August 31st on Black Crow Records via Cooking Vinyl.

“’Heart to Love’ is a song I’ve tried to record a few times and for whatever reason it just wouldn’t work,” says Passenger, aka Brighton’s Mike Rosenberg. “Finally we’ve recorded it in a way that it sounds exciting and how I always imagined it. It’s a simple song really, about trying to find the right person, which is probably something that everyone can relate to.”

The song’s evocative video was shot on Las Vegas’ famous Strip by long-time collaborator Jarrad Seng during a three-week road trip the pair undertook earlier this year, filming promos for every track on ‘Runaway’.

‘Heart To Love’ is the second single to be lifted from ‘Runway’, and follows the Radio 2 playlisted lead single ‘Hell Or High Water’, which has received over 14 million streams across Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube.

‘Runaway’ is released on CD, Vinyl LP and download with Deluxe 2CD, 2LP and Deluxe Digital formats available that include Live Acoustic versions of the album recorded across North America. Pre-order the album now and instantly receive four tracks – both singles plus title track ‘Runaway’ and ‘Why I Can’t Change.’

Passenger’s 2016 album, ‘Young As The Morning Old As The Sea’ entered the UK charts at No.1, ahead of Bruce Springsteen, and the subsequent tour saw Rosenberg play his largest headline tour to date with a total audience of over 1.4 million across 29 countries, including playing to over 13,500 people at Amsterdam’s ZiggoDome. Passenger will support the release of ‘Runaway’ with an extensive world tour, beginning in Edinburgh on August 29th with a sold-out show at Queens Hall. His dates in London, Manchester, Birmingham, and Brighton are also sold-out. Support on all UK dates comes from Lucy Rose.

Passenger is one of the most successful UK artists of this decade, a streaming phenomenon who has had well in excess of a billion streams on Spotify. The video for his Ivor Novello Award-winning single ‘Let Her Go’ has been viewed almost two billion times. The single reached No.1 in 19 countries, with the accompanying album ‘All The Little Lights’ achieving platinum or multi-platinum status in 11 countries.

‘Runaway’ finds Passenger embracing the epic: the melodies are unforgettable, the choruses colossal. The album, Rosenberg’s tenth in 11 years, was recorded between the UK and Australia with his co-producer, Chris Vallejo, but its aesthetic is North American.  “My dad is American,” Rosenberg explains, “and we used to go over every other summer when we were kids. I always loved it. I guess I was seduced by it a little bit. It was such a culture shock coming from England.”

As well as the Las Vegas-set promo for ‘Heart To Love’, three other ‘Runaway’ videos are available to view now: lead single ‘Hell Or High Water’, shot in the epic landscapes of a series of National Parks; the sublime ‘Why I Can’t Change’, which is seeped in influences such as the Traveling Wilburys and early Fleetwood Mac; and album title track ‘Runaway’, which features Rosenberg running through spectacular locations including Death Valley and Monument Valley, Lombard Street in San Francisco, and New York’s High Line. All tracks are also available as instant grats with album pre-orders.

PASSENGER LIVE:

Festival dates:

July 26              Calgary Folk Music Festival, Calgary, Canada
July 28              LL Bean Summer Series, Freeport, ME, USA
July 29              Newport Folk Festival, Newport – RI, USA
Aug 2               A Summers Tale, Luhmühlen, Germany
Aug 4               Ronquières Festival, Ronquières, Belgium
Aug 5               Dranouter Festival, Belgium

 

Headline European Tour:

Aug 29              Edinburgh, Queens Hall (SOLD OUT)
Aug 30              Glasgow, Barrowlands*
Sept 1              Dublin, Vicar Street
Sept 2              Belfast, Ulster Hall
Sept 4              Manchester, Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sept 5              Birmingham, O2 Institute (SOLD OUT)
Sept 8              London, Roundhouse (SOLD OUT)
Sept 9              Brighton, Dome (SOLD OUT)
Sept 15             Munich, Tonhalle
Sept 17             Zurich, Volkshaus
Sept 18             Milan, Alcatraz
Sept 21             Copenhagen, VEGA
Sep 22              Stockholm, Göta Lejon
Sept 24             Berlin, Astra
Sept 26             Amsterdam, AFAS Live (SOLD OUT)
Sept 27             Cologne, Live Music Hall (SOLD OUT)
Sept 29             Antwerp, Trix (SOLD OUT)
Sept 30             Paris, YOYO

*Moved from O2 ABC Glasgow

 

Headline North America Tour:

Oct 13              Nashville Cannery Ballroom
Oct 14              Atlanta Buckhead Theatre
Oct 16              Washington 9.30 Club
Oct 18              New York Brooklyn Steel
Oct 19              Boston Paradise Rock Club (SOLD OUT)
Oct 21              Montreal Corona Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Oct 23              Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre (SOLD OUT)
Oct 25              Minneapolis First Avenue
Oct 27              Denver Gothic Theatre
Oct 30              Vancouver Vogue Theatre
Oct 31              Seattle Showbox @ The Market
Nov 2               Portland Crystal Ballroom
Nov 4               San Francisco The Fillmore
Nov 6               Los Angeles The Belaboo

HANNAH GRACE Releases Thought-Provoking Video For ‘Oh River’

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‘OH RIVER’
VIDEO RELEASED
WATCH HERE

South Wales born singer Hannah Grace has today released the emotional and captivating video for her single ‘Oh River’ out now on Never Fade Records.

Filmed on the streets of London and Manchester, and directed by Hannah Grace alongside Bee Happy Productions, the video finds members of the public answering the question, “If you could relive or change any moment in your life, what would it be?”

It provokes some really moving answers; from the moment people fell in love, to the deaths of loved ones, people’s reflections on family life, personal achievements and many other beautiful stories.

‘Oh River’ is a song about appreciating the world around you, as Hannah explains, “Oh River is a song about reminding yourself to be present in the moment – especially when you are with the people you love.”

She continues about the video, “I wanted this music video to feature real people and to highlight the beauty in both the big and small moments in life. I was so overwhelmed with how open and honest people were with us. I’m so grateful to everyone who shared their amazing stories.”

The result is a touching and highly emotional piece that truly captures the sentiment of this beautiful ballad.

Releasing ‘Oh River’ earlier this year, Hannah made jaws drop with her incredible vocals, which saw the likes of Dermot O’Leary and his team clear space on his Radio 2 to share her stunning voice. She’s also appeared on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Zoe Ball’s ITV programme, in addition to a slot at the BBC Biggest Weekend for Radio 2 in Perth, Scotland.

No stranger to high profile supporters, last year Hannah even caught the attention of Lady Gaga after posting a cover of her hit ‘Million Reasons’, which provoked Gaga to tweet the video and call Hannah a “superstar”. 

Already turning heads across the world with her amazing voice and beautiful song writing, ‘Oh River’ marks the first taste of Hannah’s forthcoming debut album and the start of many more exciting announcements to follow.

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JOSH MCGOVERN Releases Touching New Single ‘Weight’

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‘WEIGHT’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

Brighton singer/songwriter Josh McGovern has today released his brand new single ‘Weight’.

The new single is a beautifully haunting piece of dark alt-folk/Americana addressing mental health. The song features the breath-taking vocals of Josh pairing with spine-tingling harmonies alongside lush string and brass sections. The expansive yet intimate sound is reminiscent of the songwriting work of Nick Cave, Jeff Buckley and Leonard Cohen.

Regarding the new song Josh says, “Weight is the most black and white thing I’ve ever written. It’s a stark survey of the end of love and my mental health – the bits no one wants to talk about. I’m not the best at talking about that stuff, but so many people struggle with the same situations. I think it’s important to have songs that people can relate to, I wouldn’t be half of who I am without the beautiful music of my peers.”

Josh draws inspiration from influences as eclectic as traditional Irish folk music to Nick Cave and he produces deeply emotive tracks that exude the poetic facets of his legendary contemporaries. Having grown up listening to artists such as Johnny Cash, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, Josh was drawn to writing deeply moving and easily connectable songs, and by studying the melodic attributes of these luminaries, has developed his beautiful style of song writing.

‘Weight’ is Josh McGovern’s first release of 2018 and he returns after wowing critics last year with his unique and intoxicating voice discovered in his debut single ‘The Devil Below Me’ and the follow up ‘Love Left Lost’.

Now with the release of ‘Weight’, Josh McGovern is set to make even an greater statement this year with his distinctive and intriguing sound.

 

“An accomplished, intriguing new talent”The Independent

“A breathtakingly unique voice that is absolutely captivating”Indie Shuffle

“Spells enchantment and dreaminess”Maverick

SHE MAKES WAR Returns With New Single ‘Devastate Me’

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BRAND NEW SINGLE
‘DEVASTATE ME’
LISTEN HERE
 

NEW ALBUM
BRACE FOR IMPACT
OUT SEPTEMBER 28TH

 UK HEADLINE TOUR

Bristol based multi-instrumentalist producer and visual artist She Makes War has released her new single Devastate Me, taken from her upcoming album Brace For Impact. Pre order the album here.

A blend of raucous guitar and infectious vocals, ‘Devastate Me’ is an unrestrained commentary on the impact of our collective online presence on our lives, from stalker exes to the hysterical screeching of Twitter.

She Makes War mastermind Laura Kidd comments “It’s about photography as a reflex, the way people overshare online and how when we die our online profiles just stay there. The internet is amazing – I’ve built my career using it, but it can be so awful.”

Simultaneously scintillating and scathing, the track is an infectious dose of punk-infused pop with a conscious message. The track is taken from her upcoming album, Brace For Impact, the follow up to 2016’s acclaimed Direction Of Travel.

On her new record, up steps a femme fatale who slays with words of passion over ruthless action. Embarking upon a voyage of self-discovery, her songs stay close to hand-crafted journals packed with stickers and photographs, sparks of lyrical imagination and inspirational notes, simultaneously slaying with killer riffs.

“After finding myself in a happy relationship after a long period of sadness, this record enabled me to ruminate and find ways of creating beauty where there was once pain.” Kidd says. “I’m the strongest I’ve ever been because of all I’ve been through.”

The album naming decision was as dramatic as the music itself, coming after she broke her foot moments before supporting The Brian Jonestown Massacre. With barely enough time to visit A&E, a face full of glitter and steely resolve, she performed a slew of summer festival sets and a BBC 6Music Marc Riley session sporting a fetching knee crutch.

Having my mobility stolen from me was exhausting and depressing. I’d come up with the album title while driving on tour, daydreaming about what it must be like to be in a high-speed car crash”, she recalls. “After struggling through the summer with that phrase in my mind, then finding it written in the venue toilets at the end of a tour in Brighton, it just had to be the album title. It couldn’t have been more apt.”

She Makes War has built a strong following, having played over 600 shows in the UK and Europe and receiving extensive online acclaim plus support from BBC 6 Music. Her last album Direction Of Travel earned plays from Steve Lamacq, Tom Robinson, Chris Hawkins, Lauren Laverne and Gideon Coe, as well as John Kennedy at Radio X and Alex Baker at Kerrang.

A fiercely devoted, independent DIY force, She Makes War has crafted her success from a close relationship with fans, placing importance on her music’s physical form and an emphasis on the live experience.

Equally at home playing heartbreaking pin-drop solo sets and fronting her explosive five piece band, she brings the experience back to its core by constantly finding new ways of communicating songs to people, striving to make art a part of the fabric of everyday life.

She Makes War will be heading out on a headline tour this October. Tickets go on sale Mon 23rd July and will be available via shemakeswar.com. Full dates can be found below.

SHE MAKES WAR UK TOUR DATES
18/10 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
19/10 – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
20/10 – Manchester, Castle Hotel
23/10 – Leicester, Firebug
24/10 – Norwich, Epic Studios
26/10 – Sebright Arms, London
27/10 – Brighton, Hope & Ruin
31/10 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds

1/11 – Oxford, Jericho Tavern
2/11 – Southampton, Heartbreakers
3/11 – Bristol, Thekla

Right now, the world needs a warrior. She Makes War is just that, and she has a message – wake up world and Brace for Impact.

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Acclaim for She Makes War

“…a triumph of gorgeous melodies, slashy guitars and processed beats” – Rock Sound

“Why just sing songs, when you can build worlds?” – The Quietus

“She Makes War is fucking amazing” – Amanda Palmer

“A pioneering revelation that will blow you away” – DIY

SAM SMITH: The Thrill of It All Tour 2018 | Miami, FL – 7/14/18

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Hello again, music lovers!

I’ve been to a lot of live shows in the past two months or so, but it’s still not enough! This time, my niece and I got to see Sam Smith’s ‘The Thrill of It All Tour’ at the American Airlines Arena in Downtown Miami on July 14th. Sadly, our seats were in the nosebleeds, but it didn’t even take away from the incredible show that he put on for everyone.

The show started promptly at 8pm with his opening act for the night, Cam. Cam is a country singer who I’d never heard of before, but she has a great voice. She was interacting with the crowd throughout her set and really tried to get people to see a personal side to her. This isn’t an easy task when you know the crowd is there to see someone else. With that being said, I felt like she held her own up there! I would definitely check out her music HERE.

Sam’s set began at about 9pm and lasted almost 2 hours. I’m not sure if it’s because of where we were sitting, but the sound for this show was absolutely fantastic. Sometimes at live shows, you can’t hear what the artist is saying because of the acoustics in the venue and where your seats are. This one, however, sounded great. Here’s what the setlist for our show looked like:

  1. Burning
  2. One Last Song
  3. I’m Not the Only One
  4. Lay Me Down
  5. Omen (Disclosure cover)
  6. Nirvana / I’ve Told You Now
  7. Writing’s on the Wall
  8. Latch (Disclosure cover)
  9. Money on My Mind
  10. Like I Can
  11. Baby, You Make Me Crazy
  12. Say It First
  13. One Day at a Time
  14. Midnight Train
  15. HIM
  16. Too Good at Goodbyes

Encore:

  1. Palace
  2. Stay With Me
  3. Pray

At one point, Sam addressed the sadness in his songs by joking, “I was sitting in my home and realized how fucking depressing my music is.” He wanted to make it a point not to have us leave the room “feeling like shit” afterward and I think he succeeded.

One of my favorite moments of the night was during “I’m Not the Only One” when he put his mic down and had the entire crowd singing his words back to him. It was so loud and beautiful. Those are always my favorite moments during a live show, but this one seemed particularly moving.

There was also a fantastic moment at the end of “HIM” where the lights went out and a light bar on stage lit up in rainbow colors.

One thing that I found particularly funny was right before the encore performances. The amount of people that were walking out was puzzling. I had to ask my niece if they were new to the art that is a live show. You don’t leave until the lights come up, people!

Here are some pics I took from the show (again, I apologize for the distance lol):

To be quite honest, despite the distance of our seats from the stage, this was one of my top 3 shows I’ve ever been to (and I’ve been to A LOT). Everything about it was worth the mission getting to the AAA. If you have a chance to catch the show, I highly recommend it. You can even get the “cheap” seats and still have a great time!

Get out there and support a musician who wears his heart on his sleeve and is unapologetically proud to be who he is — a musician with true talent and a voice we all love.

Get ‘Day Drunk’ With Country Star MORGAN EVANS in Hawaii

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REVEALS PERSONAL VIDEO FOR
‘DAY DRUNK’
FILMED ON VACATION IN HAWAII

WATCH HERE

Red-hot Warner Music Nashville up-and-comer Morgan Evans is giving fans a glimpse into paradise with a brand new music video for ‘Day Drunk’. The clip is available today and premiered exclusively on ETonline.com.

Featuring the singer-songwriter, the self-shot music video follows Evans on a Hawaiian adventure. Surfing and soaking up the sun, Evans cruises the scenic island to the tune of the upbeat summer jam with his wife, Kelsea Ballerini.

“I’ve never been the drinking song guy, but this song came from a real place and is really more about spending a day with your person than it is about just going getting drunk,” Evans tells ET. “There’s a reason why I love it so much and feel like I can sing it.”

Upon release, ‘Day Drunk’ received a huge response across streaming platforms, being added straight onto Spotify’s New Music Friday Canada, Australia and New Zealand as well as the New Pop Sounds and All About Country playlists. It’s also reached #1 on the Australian iTunes Country Chart and went Top 10 on the iTunes Country Charts in eight further territories.

It follows the debut single ‘Kiss Somebody’ which is currently Top 10-and-climbing at Country radio and skyrocketed into Spotify’s Global Viral 50 chart. With 41million+ on-demand streams, the smash hit is the first look at his forthcoming Warner Music Nashville / Warner Bros. Records full-length debut album.

A bona fide Country force in Australia, Evans is forging a path as one of the genre’s hottest up-and-coming stars having garnered countless awards and honors, most recently claiming Country Work of the Year for ‘Kiss Somebody’ at the 2018 APRA Music Awards, and receiving praise from the likes of Rolling Stone who declared him “a savvy performer with strong songwriting chops”. He has also been named one to watch for 2018 by CMT, SiriusXM, Billboard, Amazon Music, Google Play, Sounds Like Nashville, Pandora and more.

After sharing the bill with global superstar Taylor Swift, Country hit-maker Cole Swindell, James Blunt and more A-list names as well as returning to the UK for a third time to play at this year’s C2C festival in both London and Glasgow, Evans will headline select dates throughout the summer and will featured as a special guest on Chris Young’s Losing Sleep World Tour this September.

His highly anticipated debut album is in production, with additional details to be revealed soon.

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Connect with MORGAN EVANS:

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Switch Off From the Busy World, With Sounds Inspired By Nature & Magic

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‘Elements’ is a brand new chill-out album by TROUX, released through TAG Gold – a label owned by management company Intune Addicts. A deeply ambient and relaxing collection of instrumental calm, to help find inner peace.

Switch off your mind from the busy world by sitting back and listening to ‘Elements’ by Troux, which will take you on a tranquil journey far away, somewhere mystical and Zen, somewhere beautiful and serene. The sounds are inspired by nature and magic mixed with organic warm pianos and synths, making the listener feel comforted with the homeliness of the world. Escape from the day and find yourself.

From start to finish, each track on the album softly flows taking the listener on a journey of contentment, calm-fullness and peace. Whether you’re listening to ‘Elements’ for concentration, meditation, spiritual reasons, escapism or relaxation, this album is the ideal component for bringing yourself back down to earth.

Listen here:

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Soundcloud

 

THUNDER CLUB Premieres New Single “Go Ahead”

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Gearing up for their upcoming July 13th EP release, Baltimore alt pop/rock band Thunder Club have dropped their newest single, “Go Ahead,” out TODAY. Filled out with warm, glossy guitars and catchy bass-and-drum verses, “Go Ahead” is the perfect in-between style and sound with it’s fellow EP tracks, not yet released. With a sweet, nostalgic feel, soaring harmonies, and hook-laden guitar parts, “Go Ahead” is a summery track layered with electric energy and intricate production. The band most recently previewed new material at LAUNCH Music Conference. About the single, Thunder Club states:

“Go Ahead” is a sweet and instantly nostalgic song that features soaring harmonies and guitars that are an instant hook, and is sure to get stuck in your head upon first listen. Starting with warm, glossy guitars before descending into a catchy bass-and-drum verse that serves as the perfect backdrop for the endearing vocals that follow, “Go Ahead” is the perfect in-between in style and sound with its fellow EP tracks with the simple, upbeat arrangement present on “Pocketbook Lover” and the layered, detailed production present on “Hot Words”. “Go Ahead” is a bittersweet love song told from the perspective of someone who is deciding whether to continue in a rocky relationship or let the other person go ahead. Throughout the song, the storyteller is reliving the ups and downs of their relationship with nostalgia. They are inclined to move on, but at the same time, they “don’t want to wait in line to start again.” 

Following the release of their acclaimed self-titled EP, Thunder Club exploded onto the Baltimore music scene after winning a local Battle of the Bands competition to perform at Towson University’s spring festival, and quickly gained a loyal fan base in their native city with a reputation for electrifying live performances. Thunder Club was then nominated for WTMD’s “Best New Artist”, and had their hit track “Racer” featured on the Charm City Sampler, a compilation of the year’s best Baltimore acts. In addition, they were guests on the popular podcast “Live from the Studio,” where they showcased their youthful spirit and musical chops. Thunder Club has since brought their high-energy show to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where the band was featured in Long’s Park Summer Series and the nationally recognized LAUNCH Music Conference.

You can listen to “Go Ahead” by clicking the stream link HERE

 

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GEORGE SHELLEY Releases Debut Solo Single ‘Technicolour’

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‘TECHNICOLOUR’
DEBUT SOLO SINGLE OUT NOW
ON TOUCH RECORDINGS

LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / YOUTUBE

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Award-winning UK pop star George Shelley has today released his debut solo single ‘Technicolour’ on the new forward-thinking record label Touch Recordings. He’ll be performing the track live on stage at the huge Pride celebrations tomorrow in London’s Trafalgar Square.

‘Technicolour’, produced with Alex Beitzke and Bradley Spence (Florence + The Machine, Gabrielle Aplin, Take That) is a bouncy pop tune pulling together house beats and synths to create a huge dance anthem celebrating a triumphant fresh start for the singer after battling personal tragedy and family loss.

Regarding the single George says, “Kicking off summer with ‘Technicolour’ feels like a fresh start for me. The song has me rebelling at the top of my lungs against everything I was afraid of in the past, and marks a new era for my music, music that has undeniably helped me through a challenging journey. I just want everyone to really feel the love and joy in the song, and find the happiness and pride in the lyrics.”

George Shelley originally rose to fame as a founding member of Union J, scoring three Top 10 singles and winning the ‘Best British Breakthrough’ award at the BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards.

After leaving the group in 2015, George began his career as a successful TV and radio personality. He entered the Australian jungle for I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and reached the final two. Following this he joined Capital FM as a presenter of The Capital Breakfast Show and most recently he has presented on high profile shows such as The X Factor, the Brits Red Carpet and E!’s Golden Globes coverage.

George is currently working with the BBC on a documentary detailing the hurdles he has encountered in life and how he has found ways to deal with and overcome problems which affect people across the world.

Now launching his official solo career with ‘Technicolour’, George has developed his sound into one that truly represents the man he is today. Refreshed and revitalised, it’s one that’s set to win over hearts once again.

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VOCAL FEW Drop New Track “To The Ocean”

VOCAL FEW RELEASE VIDEO FOR “TO THE OCEAN”

GRAND PRE EP COMING AUGUST 17TH

HOMECOMING LIVING ROOM TOUR ROLLS ON ALL SUMMER

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Here it is, the second song from Grand Pre EP, coming August 17th.

About VOCAL FEW: From Seattle, WA, Vocal Few is an acoustic folk/pop duo consisting of husband and wife, Matt and Kristie MacDonald. The side-project (to Matt’s main project, The Classic Crime) was motivated by the birth of their first daughter, and continues as a means to support their family.

“To the Ocean” is a traveling song, with a little tongue-in-cheek reference for our friends in Nashville, who are always pressuring us to move there. We’re ocean peoples, people! (Watch us move there now and eat our own words). We’ve spent a lot of time on roads all over this country, but the coasts always call us back home. “To the Ocean” speaks to that call.

You can check out tour dates below! And be sure to check out VocalFew.com to hear their first single “Go” from their upcoming EP Grand Pre.

Catch Vocal Few on the road this summer:

The Homecoming Living Room Tour:

7/6 Des Moines, IA
7/7 Lincoln, NE
7/8 Denver, CO
7/10 Salt Lake City, UT
7/13 Flagstaff, AZ
7/14 Phoenix, AZ
7/15 San Diego, CA
7/16 Los Angeles, CA
7/18 Turlock, CA
7/19 Santa Rosa, CA
7/21 Quincy, CA (Joshua Fest)
7/23 Portland, OR
7/25 Snohomish, WA

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Review: BELIEVER – A Documentary From Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons) on HBO

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I had the chance to sit down and watch BELIEVER on HBO this weekend and it was so good!

SYNOPSIS: Believer follows Mormon Dan Reynolds, frontman for the Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons, as he takes on a new mission to explore how the Mormon Church treats its LGBTQ members.

Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons) grew up in the Mormon faith alongside his family and friends in Utah. The Mormon doctrine believes that homosexuality is a sin, and they’ve even been known to remove allies from their church. There have been some amendments to their policies over the years, but the astounding number of suicides among teenagers in the Mormon community is still rising.

This prompted Dan to team up with Tyler Glenn (Neon Trees lead singer & fellow Mormon) to look for ways to bring awareness to these situations within the Mormon community. They formed the LoveLoud Festival and this documentary follows their journey in getting the festival organized. One of my favorite parts in the documentary is when Dan’s wife, Aja, is explaining to their young daughter what it means to be gay/transgender. I explained it to my niece the exact same way when she was around the same age and I don’t regret it one bit. Because I did that when she was young, my niece has always been inclusive towards all human beings. Seeing a similar experience documented with their adorable daughter was very special.

It’s an interesting documentary, to say the least. With the help of Tyler, Aja, and several people who are a part of the Mormon community, they shed light on the things that need to change, and continue to fight for the rights of the LGBTQ community.

I recommend watching it, without a doubt. As an ally to the LGBTQ community myself, I think it’s important to see how shunning a person due to their sexual orientation/preference can cause so much harm to that individual and their family. If we want to keep our brothers and sisters safe, we need to be inclusive and supportive. This documentary does a fantastic job of that.

 

I’ll leave you with this incredible tweet from Dan Reynolds via Twitter:

DEARLY Premieres Music Video For Single “Get With You Alone”

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Just one month after the release of her debut single, indie pop powerhouse Dearly spawns pure beauty in the music video for “Get With You Alone,” out NOW.

Previously known as Amanda Jones, Dearly dropped her debut single “Get With You Alone’ (produced by Caleb Turman and Austin Bello) in May, and racked up a cool 15,000+ Spotify streams in just a few short weeks, gaining pop notoriety on her social media accounts.

A seamless blend of mainstream indie, soulful pop, and Top 40’s R&B, “Get With You Alone” is the perfect representation of Dearly’s rebrand, while simultaneously writing a rather melancholy, yet painfully honest, narrative about being in love with someone who is taken.

The music video is nothing short of stunning, adding to the already-pleasing package that is Dearly. Comprised of mostly close-up performance shots, Dearly successfully performs in conjunction with the tracks mood, an overall dark, yet authentic, take on adoring from afar. A seasoned pop veteran, vocalist Amanda Jones made the choice in 2017 to shift gears and bring to light her most authentic artistry through the stage name Dearly. About both the video and the success of the track thus far, Dearly states:

“For the video, I wanted to create something simple and dreamy- and I think we nailed it. The response to the single has been AMAZING so far- I’ve passed 15,000 streams on Spotify which has blown my mind. This is only the beginning and I’m so excited to see where  this new project takes me! I wanted the video to be on the simpler side, for viewers to really FEEL the song.”

23 year old velvet-obsessed indie pop artist Dearly wanted to adopt a stage moniker that encompassed every facet of her artistry; someone sincere, open, and deeply invested in her art. Inspired greatly by her interpersonal relationships, Dearly (previously known as Amanda Jones), promises a slick combination of dreamy vocal melodies and groovy baselines, her own personal artistic equation. Although well-seasoned in the music industry, having gone by her birth name on stage for many years prior, Dearly is approaching this new era rather personally, with a clear-cut indie-based vision showcased in her debut single “Get With You Alone.” Out 5/18, the track showcases her first dip into a candid style that is unapologetically her. She is Dearly.

Watch the “Get With You Alone” music video NOW.

 

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