Destiny Band Oz Put Some Swing In Your Country With A Slice Of Heaven


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Destiny Band Oz Put Some Swing In Your Country With A Slice Of Heaven

A New single called ‘Slice of Heaven’ from award-winning Australian husband and wife duo, Thomas and Tessa Libreri (aka Destiny Band Oz).

A country swing / jazz style inspirational song sung by Tessa Libreri and written by Thomas Libreri after the Black Saturday bushfires.

It’s about moving forward through adversity and finding a little slice of Heaven in country Gippsland. ‘Slice of Heaven’

Destiny Band Oz; “When mother nature throws her worst at you, it can tear you apart or pull you together – and it sure helps if you can escape to a little ‘Slice of Heaven’“.

The album, ‘Take Me Back in Time Remastered’ and All Destiny Band Oz music is available as digital downloads from all major online stores or as hard copy CDs via mail order via Destiny Band Oz website or Facebook page. (see links below)

Destiny Band Oz have had a stellar 2019 with 2 x number one hit songs on the Australian and International independent charts (‘My Family and Me’ charting for 9 weeks at #1 and ‘Peace of Mind’ charting for 4 weeks at #1 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay chart and #1 and #2 respectively on the International Mainstream Top 40 Airplay chart with and have won multiple awards; notably:

Independent Country Music Awards of Australia Most Popular Country Music Duo of the Year in 2019;

International Singer-Songwriter Association International Band of the Year; *

Tasmanian Independent Country Music Awards National Artist of the Year (as well as *National Band of the Year in 2018);

Gold Medallion Media Award Collaboration of the Year 2019 for Tessa Libreri and Gary Ellis duet (Destiny Band Oz also won the GMMA Group or Duo of the Year 2018);

Traditional Country Music Awards of Australia Top 10 Album of the Year and several international awards for their songs.

They are delighted to once again be finalists in 9 categories of the International Singer-Songwriter Association Awards 2020 and in 2 categories of the 2020 Independent Country Music Awards of Australia.

All this since only releasing their first song in 2017!

Slice of Heaven Musicians Are: 

Guitar – Thomas Libreri

Lead vocals – Tessa Libreri

Keyboards – Ron Armstrong

Bass – Hayden May

Drums – Michael Hicks

Backing Vox – Lee-Anne Falkingham

 

LINKS TO DESTINY BAND OZ

Website: https://destinyband.webs.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/destinybandoz

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/destinybandoz/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/destinybandoz

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2JSlyxbWbZIDFZ3AIxhPAq?si=NuI1Fk9vSVijBY6viLAaVQ

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MAD FVN; You Are Hired – You’re A Popstar In The Making


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MAD FVN; You Are Hired – You’re A Popstar In The Making

I am a performer. There’s never been any question in my mind when it came to what I was meant to do, and I think that rings true for a lot of people in the music industry. The only time doubt comes in is when we’re figuring out how the hell we’re supposed to make it happen! In that regard, there’s a lot of doubt. There are no resume’s to hand in, no amount of internet interviews that say “You’re hired! You’re a popstar”. You simply have to do the work. You have to be good at what you do and prove that you are over and over again before the doors start to open.

What’s gotten me through that process is never forgetting the fun part! Remembering what I do this for: the music.

Music has been my everything since the beginning. The beautiful thing about music is you don’t have to be a musician to love it. It’s emotional, raw, devastating, euphoric, and the ultimate healer. I’m lucky to feel confident in my songwriting, my singing, and my performances, because I get to be that outlet for people that need it. I get to help people heal by being vulnerable myself, and in our darkest times, when people feel the most separated, I’m honored to be a part of the unity that music creates. 

 

Life is simply too short to second guess your talents. I’ve sung since the day I learned how (albeit not very good in the beginning), began writing when I was 14 (again, not very well) and have been on a stage since elementary school through music, dance, and theater. I was horrified to go out on stage, yet totally mesmerized and excited. It was this need for me to keep getting up there, even when the stage fright hit every single time. In the beginning, none of us are very good! But I knew I could be great, if only I kept pushing.

Now here I am, 23 years old, releasing my debut single “Skeletons”, utterly thankful that I never gave up on myself. It’s hard work but that’s what makes it worth it.

This single didn’t just happen over night.

It was constant practice, writing, planning, collaborating, and perseverance that led me to this first step of many to come, and I’m excited. I like the work, because it makes me better. This song means so much more to me than it’s surface portrayal of power and vengeance. It’s a symbol of what I had to do to get to this point, and beyond. “Skeletons” is only the beginning, and even if just one person walks away from this song feeling like they’re not alone, I’ll know I’ve done my job.

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Faded Shades Alternative Rock Release Catchy New Single She Left Yesterday


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Faded Shades Alternative Rock Release Catchy New Single She Left Yesterday

A heartfelt message of solace regarding a love lost to the allure of travel, ‘She Left Yesterday’ is the new single to come from alternative rockers Faded Shades. A jangle pop guitar riff creates the backbone of the song providing an upbeat melody for the drums and bass to dance along to. ‘She Left Yesterday’ is catchy and instantly recognisable. Drawing influence from the sound of Oasis, Catfish and the Bottlemen and The Who, the three piece pour their influences into their own music.

 

Describing their first album as a pipe dream recorded in a spare bedroom, this experience pushed Faded Shades onto bigger and better things. Now having finished recording their second album in Big Jelly Studio, they had the luxury of a week’s residency, a very different recording process to their debut. Their name Faded Shades refers to a Small Faces lyric and the concept of getting lost in something.

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HOTMOTEL Playin Around With Cool Groove Bass and Gritty Guitars


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HOTMOTEL Playin Around With Cool Groove Bass and Gritty Guitars

‘Playin Around’ is the latest single to come from popular London based band HOTMOTEL. The product of a jam session, ‘Playin Around’ is locked in with its gritty hook and bass groove. Complete with hard hitting drums and David Bowie inspired vocals, ‘Playin Around’ came together relatively quickly, fused by the rhythmic bass line.

 

Starting out as a writing duo between frontman Rupert Ingham and lead guitarist Donald Ross Skinner (Julian Cope, DC Fontana, Love Against Ruin) HOTMOTEL have been rising in popularity in their home of South East London, regularly appearing at Herne Hills’ Off the Cuff and the Dorchester Court Festival. With Ingham’s dramatic structures and compelling lyrics that are tinged with sarcasm, combined with gritty guitars and distinctive bass lines, the group are known for their tight playing and well-chosen setlists.

 

‘Playin Around’ is now available on all major streaming platforms.

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The Finch Cycle Release Bona Fide Ambient Rock Debut Single Forty Minus Zero  


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The Finch Cycle Release Bona Fide Ambient Rock Debut Single Forty Minus Zero

The Finch Cycle is a post-rock / ambient project for Brad Murray (ex-owner of Wireless Records, and plays in the band Sunny Disposition).

Brad Murray

The Finch Cycle is a project in which Brad writes the music and then invites guest musicians to assemble and gather, creating something very special — something that ultimately sounds unique, as it is something that is the result of many influences.

 

Forty Minus Zero was recorded in a single day, in a converted barn on a farming estate in Hillcrest, Rochford, regional Victoria, Australia.

 

This is the debut single from Forty Minus Zero which was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Brad Murray.

 

 

 

Musicians are: 

Brad Murray – Guitar

Andrew McLaughin – Guitar

Brendan Bartlett – Trombone

Daniel Zugna – Guitar

Kirsty Letss – Guitar

Joe Magee – Bass

Michael Evans-Barker – Drums

 

‘Forty Minus Zero’ is now available on all major streaming platforms.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thefinchcycle/

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefinchcycle

Bandcamp: https://thefinchcycle.bandcamp.com/releases

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2rPOavX0SmRknZPqWD5U4R?si=SxBISzCpQNm0E6gNGCEj0A

Key Control Recordings: www.keycontrolrecordings.com

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Indie Pop Feel-Good Love Anthem from Donny Anderson ft. Divine Brown  


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Written in a songwriting camp, ‘Lovin You’ is the first release to come from Canadian singer / songwriter Donny Anderson this year. Featuring Canadian icon Divine Brown‘Lovin You’ has received the backing of Songwriter’s Association of Canada. A feel-good summer love anthem, Donny Anderson’s powerful vocals soar above the mix, blending with Divine Brown’s tasteful ad-libs.

 

Formerly a Canadian Idol finalist, Donny Anderson had featured vocals on Rachel Platten’s Gold selling album ‘Wildfire’. He has been writing songs with other artists for years including Chad Doucette, Small Town Pistols, Wes Mack, Clayton Bellamy and Sons of Daughters, has had several major television/film sync placements, and a hit collaboration featured on ‘Empire’ with Humain on Spinnin’ Records. Having learnt the ropes in the label machine, Donny Anderson is primed to take his music to the next level as he prepares to release his debut solo album later this year.

 

‘Lovin You’ is now available on all major streaming platforms.

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Feel-Good Italian Groove Trio Breathe New Life Into EDM  


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Produced by Italian electronic trio LI-ES with guest vocals from Canadian singer Aulivur, the international ’12 Worlds (The World Can Love)’ is the latest electronic pop track to come from the Italian trio. Written about unity, love and going through life’s ups and downs with the help of your loved ones, ’12 Worlds (The World Can Love)’ carries an especially poignant message at this time. 
Formed of three well known dance producers in the Italian scene LI-ES began releasing their own music in 2018, spending years crafting their own feel-good groove. Their debut track ‘Wonderful World’ received over 70,000 plays worldwide and they have followed that with a number of successful releases as they continue to climb the charts, breathing new life into electronic dance music.

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Chevelle Franklin Presents Gospel Singing at It’s Best  


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Chevelle Franklin Presents Gospel Singing at It’s Best

Award-winning, international Gospel Artist Chevelle Franklyn has released her latest worship single and music video, “Go In Your Strength,” for streaming and download on all major digital platforms. To encourage listeners coping with the global COVID-19 pandemic, Franklyn also released a bonus track, “iPrevail” on March 25. The moving worship songs offer fans a preview of her highly-anticipated full-length album, South Wind Vol. 1, expected for release later in 2020. 

 

“Go In Your Strength” is an anthem for the ages, a mid-tempo inspirational song created to encourage believers and non-believers around the globe to press on through every trial. The entire South Wind Vol. 1 album was written and recorded during the short span of three weeks in South Africa and co-produced with Nqubeko Mbatha and Mojalefa Mjakes Thebe. Highlights of the upcoming album include a prominent feature from Ntokozo Mbambo, one of Africa’s leading worship leaders, and a worship track sung by Franklyn in the African indigenous language of Zulu. 

 

“I can’t wait for the world to hear South Wind Vol. 1. It’s a dream come true. I’ve wanted to do this for so many years. I was in the right place, at the right time, with the right set of people,” said Franklyn of her new project. “The album is total worship. Like my other albums, it was about testimonies but this one focuses on worshipping God. It’s pointing just to Him,” she expressed.

 

The globally-recognized worship leader has toured around the world for more than three decades, performing on stages in the United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, the United States, Australia, and across the continent of Africa. She has collaborated with chart-topping artists like Donnie McClurkinIsrael HoughtonMicah Stampley and Lionel Petersen to name a few. Franklyn was catapulted into musical success as a teenager, singing on the chart-topping hit “Mr. Loverman” with Shabba Ranks. She made headlines in 1998 when she went off-script from her scheduled performance of her international hit song with Beenie Man, “Dancehall Queen”, and instead declared a new conviction to record and sing Gospel music exclusively. She sealed her declaration with a rousing performance of Kirk Franklin’s “Silver and Gold,” and has been testifying for Christ ever since. 

 

“Go In Your Strength” is available now by visiting: 

Apple Music  | Google Play | Amazon Music  | Youtube | Spotify

 

“iPrevail” is available now by visiting:

Apple Music | Google Play | Amazon Music |  Youtube  | Spotify

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Website: https://spark.adobe.com/page/KKr0TuY45S58b/

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Aussie Bands Grunge Psychedelic Grind and Some Serious Slap


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Emerging partly as a lifeline for one of the band’s members as he climbed out of a dark place, Sotu’s debut album is a reflection of the joy of rediscovering music coupled with the intense journey of recovery and thriving in life after bouncing back from the brink of despair.

The dynamic album explores a range of themes with Eddie Vedder like lead vocals and anthemic guitar lines. 

The Australian five piece was initially formed in the 90s, and reformed in 2016 with a new drummer, new name, and a new drive for making music. Drawing influence from SoundGarden and Foo Fighters, they describe their sound as groovy eclectic rock and cruise style with a Grungy Psychedelic grind, occasional slappy bass and lightly sprinkled silliness with the odd mellow floaty ballad. 

Sotu produces a charged youthful sound that is tempered by the maturity of the musicians and songwriters.

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Jean-Pauls Indie Nuance Pop Debut Album Inspired by Britney and Madonna


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Thought provoking and subtle, Jean-Paul‘s self titled debut album pulls inspiration from Britney SpearsMadonna and Sevdaliza. His experimental and creative sound delved into his life experiences alongside attention grabbing visuals. Teaming up with producers from around Atlanta, New York and LA, his nuanced pop debut delivers an array of sounds that strives to inspire and empower listeners.
Jean-Paul is a young independent pop artist originally from New York but now based in Atlanta who fuses his slinky sound with powerful visuals to create an encompassing experience. Following on from his debut EP ‘Reflections’, released in 2018, he has since been interviewed by BreatheHeavy.com, and collaborated with Newbody and Austin Leeds.
Jean-Paul is currently available on all major platforms.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jeanpaulxo/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeanpaulxo

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeanpaulxo/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7wYvrHHFngCcFrxl0FZsTO?si=EZp8HOD1QIqCTpg3F2VZ8g

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Kameelah Waheed Sublime Fusion of Jazz Orientated Hip Hop New Music


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Ramrock Red Records are incredibly excited to present Kameelah Waheed – straight outta New Jersey. Brought to their attention by London DJ/promoter, Barry King, Kameelah immediately delighted them with her direct, no messin’ delivery, compelling, earworm hooks and beautifully crafted lyrics.

Teaming up with Kelly Murray on co-production on the ‘Original Version’, Kameelah unleashes a stripped back, jazzy hip-hop vibe punctuated with a Donald Byrd’ish trumpet riff. The North Street gang take the Donald Byrd flavour a step further with a full on nod to the Mizzell Brothers in the first North Street West dusty funk production.

Released digitally  April 24th as a five track EP with a further 7” vinyl release around May/June, ‘Holding On’ is set to tick a lot of musical heads boxes.

Growing up in an Islamic household, sneaking snippets of worldly music into her household was close to pulling off a major heist during Kameelah’s teenage years.

Kameelah was introduced to the world of sound from MTV, rap and house music and the live bands of the 80’s courtesy of her older sister, along with tribal and island music that her mother played. Kameelah was encouraged to consider song writing as a career option when she received an opportunity to write for Bunny Sigler of Philadelphia International Records.

Heading up the hip-hop rock band band, Gov’t Cheaze in 2000, Kameelah performed at Philadelphia’s Black Lily Film Festival as well as a set at the very first Roots Picnic. Previous releases have included ‘Traveling’ by Kameelah Waheed & GC, produced by Larry Gold, featured on the ‘Beat Generation Compilation’ released on BBE, making the Top 10 Most Played on UK urban radio stations. In 2011,

Kameelah Waheed and Government Cheaze signed with indie label, Philly Through My Ear (PTME) founded by Will Smith Sr. The self-titled CD can be found on iTunes

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Aus + NZ to Celebrate Anzac Spirit with Major Concert Event this Saturday


 

 

 

 

 

 

Aus + NZ to Celebrate Anzac Spirit with Major Concert Event this Saturday

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On an Anzac Day like no other, the Australian and New Zealand music community will join together to pay its respects and celebrate the mateship between two great neighbouring nations.

While recognising and acknowledging the Anzac message, we also turn our attention to those that are currently fighting on the COVID-19 front line and say, ‘thank you’.
 
Music From The Home Front sees Australian and New Zealand musicians uniting for an extraordinary special concert event on Anzac Day evening, screening on Nine in Australia and Three in New Zealand.  
 
Live streaming direct from their safe locations to yours, Australia and New Zealand’s most revered artists will come together to commemorate the spirit that binds us all together on this special Saturday night.

 

Line Up of Artists:

Birds Of Tokyo with (West Australian Symphony Orchestra)

Ben Lee

Courtney Barnett

Dave Bobbin

Delta Goodrem

G Flip

Ian Moss

Kevin Parker

Marlon William (Tame Impala)

Missy Higgins

Paul Kelly

The Wiggles

The Rubens

Vance Joy

Vika & Linda

and more!

Watch the live event on Anzac Day – Saturday 25th April on

The Nine Network Australia | Three New Zealand

 

Live Anzac Day Event

 

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The Star Prairie Project Releases Latest Coronavirus Inspired Single ‘Home of Hope’


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Written as a mental health endeavour to cope with lockdown, ‘Home of Hope’ is the latest single to come from recording band The Star Prairie Project. Feeling overwhelmed by news stories filled with stress and anxiety, ‘Home of Hope’ is meant to act as an uplifting counter narrative, focused on keeping optimistic during this difficult time. Once again teaming up with LA producer and vocalist Rudiger (All American Rejects, Kinks‘Home of Hope’ is an upbeat Americana ballad.
 
‘The Star Prairie Project’ is a recording project set up by Nolen R. Chew Jr, a songwriter from Star Prairie Wisconsin, where the band take their name from. Collaborating with musicians from all over the world to bring his songs to life, The Star Prairie Project is solely a recording project and have been releasing music since 2018.
 
‘Home of Hope’ available on all major platforms

 

The Star Prairie Project Releases Latest Coronavirus Inspired Single ‘Home of Hope’

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Get Some Peace Of Mind From The Ghostly Beard


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It’s been a while since we’ve heard from the Ghostly Beard and perhaps it’s times like these, in isolation, that inspire us to share, write about and explore what we’re doing and who we are.

It seems there are many of us are feeling vulnerable, lost and question what life is all about and those who come and go, but we all deserve some peace of mind. 

Ghostly Beards latest song, ‘Peace Of Mind’ is exactly that. The lyrics reflected by the times in one’s life which don’t seem to be improving, hoping the warmth of the sun shining on your face will make it right. 

Artists, singer, songwriters, soul searching to find themselves in normal times just to reach out and find someone who is willing to just listen and Ghostly Beard isn’t alone on this one. 

I know in recent studies taken place in Australia, the most vulnerable to low mood and depression are those in the arts industry, and in these horrid times of isolation and quarantine, daily news on the lonely topic of Covid 19, we can’t deny, is having a huge impact on us all. 

‘Peace Of Mind’ is a song obviously written from the heart and one in which I take my hat off too. It’s a song of questions and hope in amongst the darkness and a reminder, that we are not alone. Good one Ghost! 

‘Peace Of Mind’ is released today 15th April

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Website: https://ghostlybeard.com/home

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aghostlybeard

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Female Fronted Rock Queens, High Grass Smashing New Single, Tonight


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After forming in Cuba, now based in Los Angeles, alt-rock outfit High Grass write ambitious and frank songs about relationships and day to day life with darker, more introspective undertones. Inspired to empower the next generation, their latest single ‘Tonight’  hopes to motivate people to be true to themselves and to always follow their dreams.

Originally from Moscow, Russia, High Grass’ front woman Kristina Miranda moved to Cuba in 2010, joining forces with Marciel in 2012, where High Grasswas born. With Cuba being an isolated country, with hardly any internet until 2015, there was a time that Rock and Roll music was banned and could only be found in the underground scene. Despite limited resources, High Grass recorded their music in their bedroom’s. Rock is still known in Cuba for its rebel expression, which is why High Grass create music to bring attention to the struggles that people experience living there.

 

It wasn’t long before they started making quite a name for themselves over in Cuba, collecting nominations for The Best Rock Band of Cuba at the “Cuerda Viva” and performing at Havana World Music Festival (2015). It was in that period that High Grass captured the attention of multi-Grammy producer Jacquire King and talented artist, Christian Paschall (Maren Morris’ drummer) who were the first influential figures in the industry to grasp the potential in the band. Since then, High Grass have collaborated with them on several future releases.

 

When speaking more on ‘Tonight’, High Grass’ lead vocalist Kristina explained 

“We wrote the song “Tonight” back in Cuba in 2012. This song is about finding your path and being true to yourself. It was inspired by my decision to move from Moscow to Havana, where Marciel and I met and started the band. It was hard to leave my family and friends, but this decision has totally changed my life. I have no idea what it would be like if I hadn’t made this choice, and believe it is essential to follow your instincts to find yourself”.

 

High Grass are currently nearing the official release of their EP, which will contain 5 tracks, written and recorded by the band back in Cuba.

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Website: https://www.highgrass.net/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/highgrassband/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/highgrassband

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/high-grass-band/tonight-2/s-yrGEs

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5WQhfcpi8jH6sevBsX6qZi?si=sJFltOzzRmexld5JpNV44A

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Rip Roaring Rocking New Single, Another Sun from Graces Collide


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IRip Roaring Rocking New Single, Another Sun from Graces Collide

Brighton riff monsters Graces Collide recently released the second single from their debut album No Tomorrow – which gets its own release on Friday April 10th. Another Sun features Nikki Smash from The Rocket Dolls on extra vocal duty and has been setting the radio airwaves alight all over the world for the past few weeks Graces Collide are a powerful melodic riff laden rock monster hailing from the heart of Brighton, UK.

“Another Sun is the idea of pulling away from someone who once lit up your world, but slowly they turned into a dying star. The song goes through the emotions of trying to escape the pull of this black hole in search of a new horizon” says Graces Collide frontman Danny Wenham.

Smash says “When the lads asked me to spit some vocals on it, I couldn’t say no. After touring the UK a few times with Graces Collide, this was my favourite to hear live. It was meant to be!” “To be able to have immortalised a song featuring Nikki Smash who I respect so much as a musician and a great friend is the kind of blessing only music gives you!” adds bassist Jurgan Hamblin.

Graces Collide are:
Danny Wenham – Vocals & Lead Guitar
Jurgan Hamblin – Bass
Will Hamblin – Rhythm Guitars
Drums – Currently Vacant
Graces Collide Debut Album ‘NO TOMORROW’ is released tomorrow, April 10th

Rip Roaring Rocking New Single, Another Sun from Graces Collide

LINKS TO GRACES COLLIDE

Website: https://www.gracescollide.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GracesCollideMusic

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GracesCollide

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gracescollide/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5JLhMwYWsOxVmdyDamvtmy

Rip Roaring Rocking New Single, Another Sun from Graces Collide

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Activist Kika Angelic Releases Debut Indie Pop Single ‘Where Are You Jeff?’


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Activist Kika Angelic Releases Debut Indie Pop Single ‘Where Are You Jeff?’

A victim of cruel cyberbullying, Kika Angelic has utilised the powerful tool of music with the hopes of reaching Jeff Bezos, owner of Amazon. Kika Angelic, a former Amazon seller, now turned activist, is travelling the world to bring her story into the public eye. Originally from Slovakia, her debut single is influenced by Europop and features an undeniably catchy chorus. Despite not coming from a musical background, ‘Where are you Jeff?’ displays Kika Angelic‘s powerful vocal ability and shares her message across a wider platform. Rockers Gaspar Sanz New Song Inspired by Cheryl the 

‘Where are you Jeff?’ is now available across all major platforms.

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Activist Kika Angelic Releases Debut Indie Pop Single ‘Where Are You Jeff?’

LINKS TO KIKA ANGELIC

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/topamazongirl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KikaAngelic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kikaangelic/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3jhu0vV1wn0YY7tFZINTKX?highlight=spotify:track:4i2kHAmKhQJYrikDE0eJqp

Activist Kika Angelic Releases Debut Indie Pop Single ‘Where Are You Jeff?’

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Teenage Indie Artist Aut Ratchaphom A Natural Talent

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Aut Ratchaphom is an 18 years old Thai-Australian singer-songwriter and an independent pop artist.

When he was almost 13, Ratchaphom became a big fan of Taylor Swift. Then 4 years later, Swift’s music, songwriting and musical talents inspired him to play guitar/piano and become a singer-songwriter like her.

Aut’s music and songwriting have always been inspired by the main pop artists such as Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheeran and many more. On 29th of February 2020, Ratchaphom released his debut and a self-written album ‘LeadOFF’ on the major streaming services.

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MT: Who are some of your musical influences? When did you know music was your calling and when did you figure out why you needed to pursue music as your career?

Aut: My musical influences is Pop, rock, country and a little bit of R/B. I’m always interested in music since I was a kid, but for some reason I hate the ideas of becoming a musician, because my dad’s family side are all musicians maybe that’s why I don’t want to become one and wanted to do something different. However, things started to change when I was 15 almost 16 when my bestie who was in school’s music specialist program heard me singing and asked me whether I would want to join the program and be a singer for his band. I said yes because why not. Later, I began to sing seriously, took some singing lessons and started to play guitar which later it got me to write songs. The more songs that wrote the more I realised that this is something that I specialise at and not many people can do it. Plus, it’s something I enjoy doing it the most. Music for me right now is already part of my life and I just can’t do anything without thinking about it. I wanna perform in a big stadium and have millions of fan enjoyed my music as much as I do. Also, I want to sing, write a song/s and perform with my idol Taylor Swift. So yeah that’s the brief story of my life in music.

 

MT: Who do you enjoy listening to as a fan?

Aut: Definitely Taylor Swift. The one and only artist that got me started to sing and write songs.

 

MT: When did you first record and step into a studio and how did you feel?

Aut: My first time that I first recorded was in February 2019. It was for my first song that I released ‘Move On’. It was done in school studio, but somehow I felt really excited to the facts that after I finished recording the song I will finally have at least a song to put out for the whole world to hear.

 

MT: Do you write your own songs? How did you discover the art of writing songs?

Aut: Definitely I write my own songs and it’s something that I’m really good at. I write songs base on my love experience, my past romance, sometimes by movie that I watched or other people story. I actually got forced to write a song when I was in music program for my final assignment. Which later got me to continue writing it from then.

 

MT: Can you explain a little bit about your song-writing process?

Aut: I find my song writing process is really easy though. It’s also really depend on a song, but mostly I always got the song titles first and begin to play some random guitar chords and sing some random melodies at the same times with a specific word that I was thinking of at the moment. When I feel that it’s something I was looking for or accidentally sing out some cool melodies then I started to put the lyrics in it.

 

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MT: You have just released your debut album, ‘LeadOFF’, can you tell us what this album is about and do you have a favourite song? 

Aut: I hope you enjoy the album. Well, I didn’t come up with the ideas for LeadOFF at first until I wrote ‘Don’t Worry About Me’ and ‘All You Ever Do Is Let Me Down’, because these two songs described how’s I was being attacked by some people whose telling me that music isn’t the right choice for me and I won’t make it to wherever I wanna be. So, I was like well this is such a great theme for my first album. I was gonna name it Origin but on the same day my favourite band Imagine Dragons announced the name for their upcoming album and it said Origin and I was like No I have to change the name and I found a new name for it which is LeadOFF. My initial thought was damn it’s such a cool name and nobody got this name on their album yet. The reason why I picked LeadOFF is because I believe that this album will lead me off to some where in music industry either soon or later but definitely somewhere in the industry which later will land me into the place that I dreamt to be. You can’t start off the football game without a kickoff, the plane won’t fly if it didn’t take off and my journey in-music won’t start until LeadOFF. My favourite song on the album is Cruel Summer, because it got the whole 80s vibe in it and I’m a big fan of 80s music. I planned to make a whole 80s album for my fifth Studio Album, because you know I need to bring back some OLD SCHOOL vibe back for the world to hear.

 

MT: Who produced the album and where was it recorded? What did you learn from recording your first album?

Aut: The producers that assisted me to produced this album are: Renea Moso (11 Songs), Thomas Crogan (Move On), Chanon Paopatimakorn (Slow Motion). It was all record at home except for Slow Motion and Move On, they were recording at the school studio. There are many things that I’ve learned from it, but one main thing is I learned how use my vocal, learned how to sing on key and time and got to say after I finished recording the album my vocal has been improved so much.

 

MT: What has been your biggest challenge in your music career so far? How did you overcome that obstacle?

Aut: Only obstacle is the money. I don’t have anyone sponsor me, because I’m an Independent artist at the moment. I got no label to support me. So, what do is I worked at the restaurant to earn the money so that I have the money to pay for music production. Everyday I keep telling myself that I have to do it for music and of course many time I cry and many times I was thinking about giving up, because I was so tired working there, but if I don’t work I won’t have the money to make music. That’s how I overcome it by stay positive, stay passionate and stay inspiring.

 

MT: From what you have learned about your challenges in the music business so far and what advice would you like to give upcoming young independent artists?

Aut: I’m just gonna tell them to keep passionate about it, don’t give up, stay inspiring and keep it going.

 

MT:   Besides singing, do you play any musical instruments? How long have you been playing them?

Aut: I play guitar and piano when I was 15. I picked them up the same time when I started to sing seriously.

 

MT: What’s a typical day for you? Do you work on your music every day? What other activities or hobbies besides music do you like to do that your fans may like to know about?

Aut: Well, I finished writing my second album now and finished writing the draft for my third album already. Right now I’m just doing some side projects like writing some droplet songs that won’t be on any album and do some research on music industry.

 

MT: Have you performed live? Are there plans for any live shows after our lockdowns?

Aut: I had and I was planning to do some gigs but it’s all canceled because of corona.

 

MT: Thank you so much for your time Aut, I really appreciate it and all the very best

 

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Teenage Indie Artist Aut Ratchaphom A Natural Talent

Indie Rockers Gaspar Sanz New Song Inspired by Cheryl the Cat


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Indie Rockers Gaspar Sanz New Song Inspired by Cheryl the Cat

‘Cheryl’ is the first single for 2020 from Sydney indie-rockers Gaspar Sanz. Known for their energy and infectious sense of play, the band’s newest song draws inspiration from an unlikely source.

“This song was inspired by a cat called Cheryl who used to live with Jimmy (singer) and Sammy (drummer). Cheryl was a stray who was living on the roof of our other flatmate’s previous residence and after a period of time, he ended up adopting her. She was very old and had a litany of health issues, but was a beautiful and gentle old soul, who had clearly seen some shit. The meows that are featured in the song are from Cheryl herself. Jimmy followed her around the apartment with a microphone for about half an hour to capture them.”

Despite the simplicity of the song’s namesake, the lyrics delve deeper, exploring the parables between human relationships and those we have with feline companions.

“Cats are extremely complicated and difficult. Loving anyone, in any capacity, is never unconditional or uncomplicated, it requires constant attention and comprise, much like a relationship with a feline.”

 

‘Cheryl’ was recorded at Golden Retriever Studios in Marrickville with producer Oscar Dawson.

Indie Rockers Gaspar Sanz New Song Inspired by Cheryl the Cat

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Cannon’s Conversations is Perfect Concoction of Organic Meets Digital


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Cannon’s Conversations is Perfect Concoction of Organic Meets Digital

Cannon is a 21-year-old independent artist from South Carolina who blends strong hip/hop and R&B influences with an organic sound he developed at open mic nights with an old acoustic guitar.
 
“Conversations” is about ignoring our personal issues for the sake of feeling like we don’t have them. It’s easier to turn to quick tricks to feel better or ignore feeling bad entirely than to really consider and engage with how we feel. There’s a really important difference between talking and having a conversation, whether it’s with ourselves or with others—and this song is emphasizing that difference. It’s easy to talk, but it’s hard to really engage with something enough to actually have a conversation. “Conversations” shows someone not engaging — they tell themselves they’re trying but they’re not really. They’re lying

Cannon’s Conversations is Perfect Concoction of Organic Meets Digital

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