ARCHIE FAULKS Releases Beautiful New Single ‘Wonderful’

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‘WONDERFUL’
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UK HEADLINE TOUR STARTS TOMORROW (APRIL 13th)

Archie Faulks has released his brand new single ‘Wonderful’ ahead of starting his debut UK headline tour starting April 13th. Kicking off at The Jacaranda in Liverpool, Archie will play a further six dates across the country, finishing with a headline show at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd. Tickets are available via Music Glue.

The new single ‘Wonderful’ is a beautifully melancholic love song, displaying Archie’s alluring vocals and guitar alongside a stunning string section.

Regarding the song Archie says, “‘Wonderful’ is a song inspired by the melancholy associated with the inevitable passing of time and the effect of it on the relationship of two people. A once glorious thing that, due to different paths chosen in life, could never come to fruition but is maintained through the thought of what could have been. 

“It stemmed from the realization that although there was still something strong there between us, it would never grow into anything more than it had been in the fleeting months at the start of the relationship. When lonely or in pain we can seek refuge in the glory days of our pasts and perhaps dream of a time when we can recapture these moments; however in reality we know that things, no matter how hard we want them, will never be what they once were. Before you realize what you have it is gone only remaining in the memory of feelings, places and song.”

‘Wonderful’ is the latest in a string of singles released since Archie emerged last year. It follows the release of the acclaimed songs ‘Hung Up’, ‘Blackout’ and ‘It Rains’. The singles have proved radio hits with support coming from Radio 1 and Radio X and they have also clocked up over 2 million streams across Apple Music and Spotify.

The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.

Archie kicks off his debut UK headline tour tomorrow and has also been announced to play a number of festivals in May including The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and Wood Festival. Full tour dates can be found below:

ARCHIE FAULKS TOUR DATES

APRIL
13th – Liverpool, The Jacaranda
16th – Glasgow, Glad Café
17th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
18th – Newcastle, Surf Café
19th – Sheffield, Café Totem
20th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
23rd – London, Camden Assembly

MAY
4th –  Live At Leeds, Leeds
10th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
17th – Wood Festival, Oxfordshire

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THE KING’S PARADE Release Thought-Provoking New Single ‘Mad’

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‘MAD’
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UK & EU TOUR ANNOUNCED
APRIL 2019

Critically acclaimed London four-piece The King’s Parade have released their brand new single ‘Mad’. To mark the release the band have announced a headline tour across the UK and Europe in April. Tickets are available now via thekingsparade.com

‘Mad’ finds The King’s Parade delivering a deep song addressing human consciousness. The song flits between smooth and gritty vocals, driven by a captivating percussive sound that builds towards a huge anthemic chorus. It sees The King’s Parade blend alt-soul and blues influences with a pop sensibility that plays like a melding of Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys and Leon Bridges.

Regarding the single frontman Olly Corpe says, “‘Mad’ is about the energy felt between two people we tend to call chemistry. It can happen the second you see or meet someone, or it can happen over time, but it’s just a feeling you have within yourself. It can’t be quantified or justified; it’s just a state of being. Sometimes it feels so mysterious that you start to question whether it exists at all. ‘Mad’ is about that moment.”

‘Mad’ is the first taste of new music from The King’s Parade following the release of their Woman EP last year, which saw them receive strong tastemaker support from the likes of BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, The Independent, Wonderland, Clash, Mahogany and many more.

They’ve built up a fervent live fanbase and have completed a number of sold out headline tours across the UK and Europe. The King’s Parade are hitting the road again in April. They will play four countries in Europe before coming to the UK to play three dates across the country including London, Leeds and Brighton. Full tour dates can be found below:

THE KING’S PARADE APRIL TOUR DATES
7th – Madrid, Siroco
12th – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
19th – Paris, Le 1999
20th – The Hague, Paardcafe
24th – London, Borderline
26th – Leeds, Headrow House
27th – Brighton, Marwood

“A soulful blend of indie textures”
Clash

“It’s alt-soul melding classic blues influences with more of a modern pop vibe”
The Independent

“Elegant guitar riffs and heart melting vocals”
Wonderland

“The King’s Parade intertwine alternative and soul on this new single”
Alternative Press

“A rich slice of alt-soul”
Mahogany

“The four-man band is one of the most naturally talented groups out there”
EARMILK

“Sure to leave a major mark across the indie music scene.”
Happy Magazine

ARCHIE FAULKS Releases New Single ‘Hung Up’

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‘HUNG UP’
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UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED
APRIL 2019

ARCHIE FAULKS has released his brand new single ‘Hung Up’. To mark the release Archie has announced a full UK headline tour in April. Tickets are available now www.archiefaulks.co.uk

‘Hung Up’ is a pensive look back on the past, yet delivers an upbeat glimmer of hope for the future.

The single premiered with Clash as their ‘Track Of The Day’ who said, “Archie Faulks is able to match the bitter to the sweet. Able to tackle some of the most complex emotional issues in his life, his work nonetheless has a sparkling melodic touch. Take new single ‘Hung Up’. A song about disappoint, and being able to move past an experience of failure, it confronts a darker moment in Archie’s life. Yet it’s delivered with a sunshine melodic flair, with a neat twist in the chorus that continually surges towards the optimistic.”

Regarding the single Archie says, “‘Hung Up’ is a song about not being able to get over the disappointments of the past. It’s easy to keep replaying these events, isolating different factors to blame for their failure while, conveniently, ignoring your own part in their demise. 

“You can’t hide from your own truth; the only way to improve is acceptance and then working out the best way of dealing with it. This song was my way of trying, still to be decided if successfully or not, with dealing with certain truths which I had been hiding from for many years of my life.”

‘Hung Up’ sees Archie deliver his brightest sound yet, channelling a pop sensibility into his enthralling songwriting. The new single follows the release of his debut single ‘It Rains’ and ‘Blackout’ in 2018. Both songs proved hits at radio with support coming from Radio 1 and Radio X, while they clocked up over a million streams across Apple Music & Spotify.

The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album, which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.

Archie is hitting the road again in April for his first ever headline tour. He will play seven dates across the country, starting at The Jacaranda, Liverpool on April 13th and finishing at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd. Archie has also been announced to play The Great Escape Festival on May 10th.

ARCHIE FAULKS TOUR DATES
APRIL
13th – Liverpool, The Jacaranda
14th – Manchester, Castle
16th – Glasgow, Glad Café
17th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
18th – Newcastle, Surf Café
19th – Sheffield, Café Totem
20th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
23rd – London, Camden Assembly

MAY
10th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton

Fast-rising London Collective SUN SILVA Release New Single ‘Sun Skin Air’

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‘SUN SKIN AIR’
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LIVE IN LONDON
OMEARA – MARCH 11th
PLAYING WITH LUNA BAY

PLAYING SUMMER FESTIVALS
HIT THE NORTH & LIVE AT LEEDS

Fast-rising London collective SUN SILVA have released their brand new single ‘Sun Skin Air’.

The single premiered with DIY who said, “On newie ‘Sun Skin Air’, London quartet SUN SILVA manage to crib together classic driving melodies, woozy psych and a tendency for the unexpected – to create an intoxicating whole. There’s propulsive drums, sparkling keys and tangents that keep you on your toes, all of which add up to a track that feels remarkably assured for a band still relatively in their infancy.”

The new song is a high-octane cut that combines propulsive beats with Temples-esque harmony-laden psychedelic flourishes.

Regarding the single frontman Oscar Gormley says, “We wrote ‘Sun Skin Air’ in a horrible hostel with no fan during a visit to Spain. It’s a hard hitter, kind of Krauty and a bit gritty – probably due to the frustration of being in that room. This song is much weirder than ‘Blue Light’, which is the way we wanted to go with this one.”

SUN SILVA burst onto the scene last year with their debut single ‘Blue Light’ and have been quick to prove themselves one of the most exciting and in-demand bands to emerge from London.

The widescreen horn-led pop of ‘Blue Light’ saw the band championed by indie tastemakers including the likes of DIY, Dork and Clash, alongside strong radio support from Radio 1 and BBC Introducing.

Radio 1 Indie Show host Jack Saunders has become such a fan of the band that he took SUN SILVA out on their first tour of the UK in association with the Radio 1 Indie Show.

SUN SILVA continued to put their firm stamp on the UK live scene last year. They sold out their own London headline show at The Lexington, which they followed with high profile support slots for the likes of Jungle and Swimming Girls. The band also played their first festival at Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival.

SUN SILVA have already been announced for further festivals this year and will play Live At Leeds and Hit The North in May. The band have also been announced to support Luna Bay at London’s OMEARA on March 11th. The shows mark the first of a number of exciting live announcements from SUN SILVA to follow shortly.

SUN SILVA ARE
Oscar Gormley (vocals/guitar), Jake Brown (drums), Sam Becker (bass), Charlie Woof-Byrne (keys)

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HANNAH GRACE Releases Beautiful New Single ‘With You’

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‘WITH YOU’
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Hannah Grace has released her brand new single ‘With You’ through Never Fade Records. Already proving a radio hit as a current feature on the BBC Radio Wales A-List, ‘With You’ is a bold demonstration of Hannah’s jaw-dropping soulful vocals among a stirring jazz-influenced backing of horns, piano and beautiful harmonies.

Regarding the single Hannah says, “I am so excited to finally be sharing ‘With You’. I wrote this song about wanting to reach out to someone who seemed a bit lost – to let them know I was there for them. Recently I have been lucky enough to be reminded just how many people are there for me when I really need them. I have the best friends and this song will always remind me of that.”

‘With You’ follows the release of her single ‘Oh River’ last year. The release of the beautiful ballad saw Hannah stun listeners with her incredible vocals, which saw the likes of Dermot O’Leary and his team clear space on his Radio 2 show to share her voice. She’s also appeared on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Zoe Ball’s ITV program, in addition to a slot at the BBC Biggest Weekend for Radio 2 in Perth, Scotland.

Hannah Grace closed 2018 with the release of the collaborative Christmas EP December alongside Gabrielle Aplin. The lead single and title track featured on 14 ‘New Music Friday’ Spotify playlists, and was spotlighted in the UK and US Top 10, as well as being played on Radio 2. The EP also featured three beautiful covers of classic Christmas tracks.

Hannah first caught the attention of Never Fade label owner Gabrielle Aplin through her covers uploaded onto YouTube. Her covers have since gone on to win over even more high profile supporters and Gabrielle signed her to Never Fade Records, which is distributed worldwide by AWAL.

In 2017 Hannah gained 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”. Meanwhile in the same year her cover of ‘Praise You’ soundtracked the Lloyds Bank TV advert and clocked up over 3 million streams.

Hannah Grace kicks off 2019 with the latest taste of brand new music in the shape of ‘With You’. Her show stopping performance sets the precedent for the year ahead when she is set to turn even more heads.

 

Death Team’s MAYKA Releases Debut Single ‘Rich’

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‘RICH’
DEBUT SINGLE OUT NOW
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FIRST SOLO RELEASE FROM THE SINGER OF ELECTRO POP DUO
DEATH TEAM

Swedish producer and singer MAYKA has today released her debut single ‘Rich’ through Warner Music.

Opening with sultry future bass before breaking into a huge anthemic pop chorus, ‘Rich’ finds MAYKA celebrating the true finer things in life including love, relationships and friendships while casting away materialistic ideologies. The single is produced by LIOHN who also was behind Axwell & Ingrosso’s smash hits ‘More Than You Know’ and ‘Renegade’.

Regarding the single MAYKA says, “From the beginning ‘Rich’ was about a relationship scenario – I pictured hanging with someone who’s just showing off, bragging and being fake. But lately the song feels more like a message from my subconscious to myself – that I’m the one who should stop aiming for superficial goals like money and success. Either way it’s about being more real and authentic, focusing on the joy of living, sharing and creating instead of chasing highs and trying to be something you’re not. Soundwise I think it feels like a perfect mix between MGMT, Lorde and Britney Spears. But with a little nice bass, hip-hop and trap stuff going on.”

The single marks the first release of the solo project from Mayka Edd, one half of the acclaimed electro-pop-rap duo Death Team, who have gained high profile support from the likes of Charli XCX, The Guardian, Noisey, SPIN Magazine, DIY among many others over a string of fantastic singles.

Before Death Team, Mayka first rose to prominence in dance music as a DJ and producer playing at parties across the US and Asia, while also running her own show on Swedish Radio P3.

She became obsessively dedicated to learning everything she possibly could about production, mixing and DJing, but being a female in the male-dominated electronic music scene meant that she was all too often considered to be a novelty rather than an artist who deserved equal respect. Rather than break in the face of adversity, Mayka resolved to battle back against a culture ruled by mansplaining DJs.

Now as a solo artist she hopes to inspire a new wave of young female talent to pursue their own passion projects in the arts and beyond. The essence of her message is simple:

Follow your dreams, don’t be afraid to fail, be who you want to be, and carve out your own place in society.

THE KING’S PARADE Release Brand New Single ‘Woman’

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‘WOMAN’
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The King’s Parade have today released their brand new single ‘Woman’. The song sees the highly acclaimed London quartet addressing the issues of gender imbalance which are witnessed on a daily basis in society.

‘Woman’ premiered with Mahogany who said, “The sentiment is worthy of praise. So too is the track. With a belting chorus and intelligent lyrics, Woman is a rich slice of alt-soul .”

Frontman Olly Corpe explains, “I see it every day and it never changes. It seems that it’s ingrained and that there’s just this biological barrier that we men can’t or won’t break down. The idea behind the chorus was to try and make the phrase “Like a Woman” celebratory and empowering, rather than derogatory or belittling. It conveys the strength and determination/force of a woman breaking through.

The opening verse depicts a magazine showing a model portraying how she is ‘meant to look’, something we’re all familiar with. The second verse focuses on the biological inequality, which all women have to face; time seems to be against them on almost every level. All of us in the band thought that it was important to voice how we feel and express our respect and admiration for women everywhere. Hopefully it will ring true for everybody who hears it.”

‘Woman’ follows the release of the Haze EP last year which saw the band receive high profile support from BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, The Independent, Wonderland, Alternative Press, EARMILK and many more.

Its release saw them appear at summer festivals including Secret Garden Party and Cornbury Festival while they played sold out headline shows across the UK and Europe. Most recently The King’s Parade have been nominated for three awards at the Unsigned Music Awards 2018 including Best Record, Best Produced Record and Best Jazz / Blues Act.

The King’s Parade breathe fresh life into UK guitar bands. They have developed an exciting new blueprint, which is seeing a loyal and expectant fanbase grow by the day. They continue to cement their status as one of the most naturally talented and hardworking acts coming from the UK today.

“It’s alt-soul melding classic blues influences with more of a modern pop vibe”
The Independent

“Elegant guitar riffs and heart melting vocals”
Wonderland

“The King’s Parade intertwine alternative and soul on this new single”
Alternative Press

“The group are a sought after creative force”
Clash

“The four-man band is one of the most naturally talented groups out there”
EARMILK

 

New Music: Saint Raymond’s new EP ‘A Light That Blinds’ | @Callum_SR #music #newmusic

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Hey there, music lovers!

I had the pleasure of listening to Saint Raymond’s EP before its release and became an instant fan. It was released on Friday, November 17 and I’m happy to be able to share it with you now!

The A Light That Blinds EP follows from the release of the acclaimed Nottingham singer’s Top 10 debut album Young Blood in 2015.

You can listen to A Light That Blinds EP here – Spotify

IMG_1057Saint Raymond released two songs from the EP ahead of release, including the upbeat indie pop anthem ‘We Are Fire’ and the seductive late night swagger of ‘Nightcrawling’.

The singles have been receiving great support from Radio 1, with Phil Taggart and Huw Stephens particularly big fans at the station. He has previously been ‘Hottest Record In The World’ and completed a Maida Vale session for Radio 1 too.

Saint Raymond has received great praise from the broadsheets and indie tastemakers. His feel-good indie anthems have captivated arenas and he’s also played with the likes of HAIM, Jake Bugg and Ed Sheeran.

Check it out and let me know what you think!