Country Singer Brianna Blankenship Warms Up For a Big Future


Independent Artist

“I am changing as I grow as a singer and an artist.  I am finding more ways to use my voice.”


Brianna Blankenship is a country singer/songwriter based out of Pennsylvania. The production, vocals and lyrics of her first single, released on May 29th, called, “Church” has Brianna already on the radar of many in the Country Music Industry. Brianna’s distinct vocals on this upbeat single have her capturing the attention of all who hear her song.  With the reaction to her song “Church”, Brianna already has her fans anxiously awaiting her next release. You can find “Church” on all music streaming platforms and all of her social media links in her LinkTree (more links below)  https://linktr.ee/briannablankenshipmusic

 

 

Danielle/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?

Brianna:  I am inspired mostly by Danielle Bradberry and Tenille Townes.  I knew I has a passion for music about 3 years ago.  I knew I needed to pursue it about two years ago.

 

MT: How long have you been singing and performing for?

Brianna: I took singing lessons for about 3 years through high school, but I didn’t start singing in front of people until my Junior year in high school.  I then began gigging out a little over 2 years ago.

 

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

Brianna: I really am growing to love Lady A most recently!

 

MT: When was your very first recording and release?

Brianna: I recorded my first single “Church” in Nashville in November 2019 and it was just released May 29th, 2020.

 

MT: You recently released your single “Church”.  Can you explain more about the meaning of the song and how it ties into your music goals?

Brianna: The meaning behind Church describes the feelings and experiences that one person has at church and their relationship with God to the love relationship they are currently experiencing. This song really gives my listeners a feel for how my sound is going to be in other music as well.

MT: How old are you now and when did you write your first song?…. Can you describe your current sound? Has your sound changed since you wrote your first song?

Brianna: I am 21 and wrote my very first song at about 18/19 years old.  My sound is quite the same, but I am changing as I grow as a singer and an artist.  I am finding more ways to use my voice.

 

MT: Do you have a favorite performance to date and why?

Brianna: My favorite performance so far would be at the McKean County Fair. That show was one of the first ones that I really got to perform original music for people and really connect with my fans.

 

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

Brianna: MY CONFIDENCE:  I haven’t completely overcome it, but I am working every day on growing and developing it.  Each day that goes by I am building it.

 

MT: From what you have learned about your challenges in the music business, what advice would you like to give upcoming new artists?

Brianna: Keep pushing for your goals and dreams no matter how far they seem. You will get a thousand no’s before just one yes. Just keep working hard and success will come!

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

Brianna: Yes, I do play guitar and picked that up about 3 years ago.  I really wanted to learn when I started singing so I could be a more rounded artist.

 

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?

Brianna: I currently work for an Eye Doctor full time during the weekdays.  My evenings and weekends are then busy with music.  I get home from the doctor’s office and automatically start working on all the things related to my music career.  I love spending time with my dogs and boyfriend.  We spend a lot of time riding our side by side with friends and relaxing with family when we can.

 

MT:   Now you have released ‘Church’, what would you like fans to know about the meaning behind the music on your next upcoming EP? Where can fans find your music when it is released?

 Brianna: My music can be found on all music platforms and I do have another single coming out.  The next single I am releasing means so much to me, it is very relatable.

 

MT:    Do you have any up-coming performances you would like fans to know about? Is there anything else you would like to announce for your fans or anything you would like them to know? 

Brianna:  I do have quite a bit of shows coming up which, they can all be found on the events tab on my Facebook, Brianna Blankenship Music. I would absolutely love if you guys could follow my social medias, Brianna Blankenship Music, on everything!

Facebook link –  https://www.facebook.com/briannablankenshipmusic/ (More links below)

 

MT: Do you have any specific rituals or do anything specific before you head out on stage or even before you record your vocals in the studio?

Brianna: Obviously every singer warms up their vocal, but I have TMJ so I have this exercise I do to stretch out my jaw before I go out and play/sing.  The exercise makes me look “pretty odd” so always try to hide when I am doing it.

 

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

Brianna:  Thank you so much for interviewing me as well!

 

Country Singer Brianna Blankenship Warms Up For a Big Future

Country Singer Brianna Blankenship Warms Up For a Big Future

Spotlight Featured Pop Artist; She Is Kings Inspires Millions


Ella Fence The Genre Hopping and Shape Shifting Indie Artist

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

Years upon years of dedication and hard work have led to this moment for me. The upcoming release of my first song titled “call me when you grow up…” is an anthem to a less than desirable relationship. The title says it all, and it will definitely leave you with the words stuck in your head. I am so excited to finally have music out on every streaming platform. It’s basically saying that boys can be immature as teenagers, but don’t lose hope because they do grow up, and hopefully are able to handle their emotions and communicate better. This song really could be about anyone, but my main goal with it is to let others know that if they’re going through something that relates to this topic, I’m right there with them.

 

Music is my language. It is also my first love. At a young age, I knew that I was put on this earth to sing and write songs that move others the way I am moved every time I hear a phenomenal artist. I began performing at 3 and writing my own songs at 8.

I knew I wanted to be where the best of the best live so I could learn and glean from gifted musicians.

After years of begging, my parents and I finally travelled to Nashville to explore the industry. This continued all throughout high school. Ten trips later, we decided to move so I could pursue my dreams. While continuing to write with incredibly gifted Grammy nominated writers and producers, I was also building a fan base on Tik Tok and Instagram. Today, my platform includes over 3.5 million followers on Tik Tok and over 100,000 of Instagram.

Indie Pop Artist

I placed every ounce of creativity and energy possible into the songs I write. Whether it’s a pop ballad, or a sassy and empowering dance song, I am continuously trying to work on my craft and inspire others. This is only the beginning and there is so much music to come.

Pop songs are amazing, but I love bending & breaking rules when it comes to my sound. While I am considered a pop artist, I also love the unexpected.

 

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


Ella Fence The Genre Hopping and Shape Shifting Indie Artist

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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Akshit Dhall Takes You To A Place of Love And Acceptance


Indie Artist

Akshit Dhall

If you are looking for a tranquil collection of music that reminds you of Elton John, but modern enough to give you that push like the Billboard hits you hear today, look no further as I have come across an artist that is delivering music that is reflective and descriptive.

 

Akshit Dhall from Pune, India is a singer songwriter who recently released 30th of February a six song EP that fabulously transcends the listener to a place where modern love and acceptance travels freely.

 

Track Listing:

  1. The Night
  2. Coffee
  3. Apart
  4. 30th of February
  5. Heartbeat
  6. I’ll Be Famous One Day

 

I will be interpreting the album’s highlights.

 

Coffee” is a slow-awakener when it comes to its direction as it slowly embraces you with soft guitars, quite percussions, and Dhall’s confident vocal timbre.  This track brings to mind coffee shops and quiet early mornings awakening to see your lover’s eyes.  Its hook of “do, do, do, do” is reminiscent of The Beatles and places this track a cut above what’s playing on Top 40 right now because it is relevant, nostalgic, and deep in story.

 

Now, the title track will easily become your new-normal song.  This song’s lyrics give the lover the right words to say when they are at a lost for words.  Dhall’s delivery of his very descriptive lyrics is concise and clear.  I hear a signature sound developing with his vocal prowess, and that is a breathy second tenor baritone that is strong enough to hold its own with competitors, but soft enough to pull back and allow the music to marry with the story.  This is not brash or brutal, just beautiful.

 

The EP closes with what I call the Indie artist anthem – “I’ll Be Famous One Day.”  This song tells the story of the hidden songwriter who eventually buds forward and gain success – the endless writing of songs, faith in hard work, struggles, and secret accomplishments.  This is my absolute favorite.  I enjoyed its command to the beat and the full-on fire Modern Pop Rock appeal.  The electric guitars and harmony were everything!  This will quickly become the crowd pleaser – this is the song to close the show.  #braggingrights!

 

Dhall is a master of hooks and should be payed attention to as he is worthy of attention.

 

Make sure to take a listen to “The Night,” “Apart,” and “Heartbeat.”

 

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Welcome to MusicTalks! Tell us a little bit about who Em is. 

I always have a little chuckle at this because this was my birth name but Em as an artist is obviously a separate thing than Em as a daughter, sister, friend or significant other. Em as an artist is similar to Em in everyday life. Not afraid to be herself.. She is who she is.. Spiritual, emotional, deep, thoughtful, caring, sincere, honest to a fault. Loves with her whole heart, curious and passionate.

What has been the biggest challenge in your musical career so far? How did you overcome that obstacle?

The biggest challenge was facing my producer and ultimately, myself in Woodstock. I worked with my producer Chris Young and truthfully, I never had anyone push me as much as him, and I’m so beyond grateful for that. As difficult as it was at times, we never gave up, and always put the music first at the end of the day. I knew the only way to receive the blessings was to make sacrifices for your passion so that meant staying in Woodstock until we got it right. Also, having a tendency to take things very personally, I started to people please from doubting my own intuition. Once I calmed the noise and trusted myself, the magic happened. 

Based on what you’ve learned in the music business, what advice would you like to give to upcoming independent artists?

It is easy to use words, and until someone is there in their journey, then it will resonate. I used to hear all the time: practice your craft everyday; be around people that are better and will make you better and challenge you; never give up.. But those words do not mean what they used to at all since I lived it. Everyone’s journey is different but those three pieces of advice are so dead true and anyone who is in the thick of it, walked through the ring of fire and back, knows it. One last piece of advice my producer passed to me was huge. Being objective and listening to artists you like and figuring out why you like what they do. That helped me a ton.

 

Will you tell us about your new music video, “Say What You Mean?” The video is truly stunning, what made you produce such emotional visuals? 

Thank you, truly. This song was as vulnerable and raw as it gets when you’re still holding onto a relationship you know you have no choice but to walk away from it because it abandons all your morals that stand in a relationship. I cannot take full credit on this at all.. 

I worked with an amazing director I handpicked myself, Parris Mayhew from Wildfire NYC productions.. Hours and hours of research led me to him, and I knew he would be able to deliver such a vulnerable and beautiful depiction of the divine feminine in her hurt and glory. 

It was my idea to have this woman wandering around in a flowy dress in this glasshouse with rain just pouring down on the windows.. I saw the rain with this song. Being showered in rain, almost like a cleansing of the spirit. He took my rain concept and made my reflection in the droplets. 

Pure genius and we split my personality into two. The one in her peignoir set who is vulnerable and hurting waiting for her man to come home. And the one who rises above it. In her 50s glam look showing that she is strong and she will power through any confusion, someone will try to put her through.

Many signs of symbolism as well besides the rain, there’s the flame and the tarot card. I decided on one or two tarot cards for each of the songs on the album and this one, I chose the High Priestess and the Strength card.

In the video, you see me pick up the High Priestess when I’m starting to question the nature of myself and the relationship, and with that, the High Priestess serving as woman’s intuition, ‘when you know, you know.’ 

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The lyrics are very personal, do you channel your personal experience in it? 

Absolutely. I’d feel like a phony if I didn’t truthfully. It was a true experience.

Rumor has it that you are preparing your debut album? What can we expect from that LP? 

Yes. 5 other songs you haven’t heard from this collection entitled, EM. I think there is something there for everyone. Everyone I ever showed it to picks a different song. I wanted it to be classic, timeless but still modern in a way people could relate. They’re all so different yet unified. There is a heartbreak song, there is the upbeat pop dance tune like “Blue Light”, the fight song, a song for unification and so on. They all have their own flavor and message. A lot of heart, a lot of soul.

Are there any upcoming collaborations in the future? Who will your dream collab be with? 

At the moment no. I would love to do more soul/ spiritual music so wherever G-d leads me with that. A dream collab for sure would be Drake. I also connect with Lauv’s tenderness to his vocals… so many.. Anyone that can blend nicely with my voice and spirit and we just click.

Will your fans be able to see you perform anytime soon?

Oh yes. I’m out in NYC performing currently, and I have a show on March 13 at the West End, and March 23 at Pianos. Possibly a few others in April and May. I always have it on my Spotify as soon as I know!

Thank you so much for your time Em and good luck with your future releases! 

Thank you. It was an honor and a pleasure. 

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Ella Fence The Genre Hopping and Shape Shifting Indie Artist


Ella Fence The Genre Hopping and Shape Shifting Indie Artist

Ella Fence The Genre Hopping and Shape Shifting Indie Artist

Being asked to write about something about myself that people may not know about me really got me thinking.

As an artist I have the luxury of sharing more personal experiences through music as well as interviews, however there are always so many things that get left unsaid. I don’t mind a little secrecy and in some ways I am a can be a very private person, but there are certain stories I don’t mind sharing, particularly those that overcome mental burden.

 

Australian Indie Artist

 

 

This leads me to one of those stories, which I’d like to share for the first time, about when I injured myself on stage during a sold out show in front of over 400 people in 2016. I have previously joked in private that the thing that was bruised that day was my ego, although I actually tore some serious cartilage in my left hip, left untreated cartilage doesn’t heal, without the proper recovery regime it can develop into chronic pain.

So I threw myself into the rehab and tried to keep myself in high spirits mentally.

 

In reality I was sinking into a pretty low place, and throughout that time I started developing negative thought patterns and unhealthy practices that I still catch myself in now – luckily I’m aware where it came from and am able to disassociate from those thoughts.

Throughout that rehab period, I began to associate things that would usually bring me so much joy (performing on stage and exercising) with physical pain.
I still continued performing and exercising, but it wasn’t the usual liberating experience I was used to.

Loooong story short, I chose to take ownership of an exhaustive rehab regime and through that dedicated work and I can honestly say I’m stronger mentally and physically than I have ever before.

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Instances that would usually let get in the way of my performances no longer phase me. Cause hey, what’s worse than when you fall over in front of over 400 people when you’re the only one on a stage that is set up in the round (where you’re in the middle and the audience literally surrounds you) and you flash them incredibly un-glamorous underwear? (You know the beige ones that stick to your skin so you have no panty lines? Yep those ones.)

 

 

 

“Ella Fence is The Genre Hopping and Shape Shifting Indie Artist That’s Not Afraid To Explore and Go Beyond Musical Boundaries”

 

 

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Heavenly and Alluring New Single from Madeline Finn “Love Me Like I Love You”


 

Indie Artist

The moody, midtempo “Love Me Like I Love You” showcases Finn’s musical range. Her voice is open and honest–resigned, disappointed, and melancholy–as she comes to the realization that it’s best to let a partner go, since their emotions just aren’t aligned (“You don’t bend me like I break you”). And while driven throughout by brittle piano, “Love Me Like I Love You” is bolstered by sighing backing harmonies, heartbeat-steady drums, and a thundering bridge full of scorching electric guitar fuzz. 

Madeline Finn touches on a wide range of sonic directions in her solo work: sparse folk, meditative piano ballads, twangy rock, and string-laced indie. Luckily, the Cleveland-raised singer-songwriter is also the rare vocal talent with the range to handle just about any music she wants to write. She’ll howl and whisper, rage and mourn, croon and conspire—always with breathtaking precision and heart-piercing sincerity. A Top 70 American Idol finalist in 2018, Finn has also fronted two bands (the pop-punk-leaning band Envoi, Americana-tinged trio Whiskey Hollow) and toured throughout New England, the Pacific Northwest, and her adopted hometown of Nashville. Currently she’s looking to put out a new solo album mixed by Dave Schiffman (Jimmy Eat World, Weezer, Frank Turner) later this year. Stay tuned to Madeline Finn’s  Website for the latest info, or follow her below. 

Heavenly and Alluring New Single from Madeline Finn “Love Me Like I Love You”

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Nigel Thomas Releases New Indie Rock Single ‘Your Fire’ 


Great Fire of London started, Humpty Dumpty and the mythological Phoenix”

Indie Artist

The London based singer/songwriter, DJ, actor has spent the last 18 months writing and recording his sophomore solo album ‘Well Well’ which has just been released by Keo Records, with artwork specially painted by Eddie Argos from Art Brut. The album was mixed by Sam Williams (Plan B, Gaz Coombes etc) and is available on heavyweight vinyl, CD and download.

As the lead singer and songwriter for indie rock band The Foxes, Nigel enjoyed several UK Indie Chart top ten hits, toured the world and recorded and released an acclaimed album mixed by John Cornfield (Supergrass, Razorlight, Muse) at Sawmills Studios in Cornwall.

After The Foxes disbanded, Nigel took the solo road, and to great success. Counting among his fans Mike Batt (who asked Nigel to sing in a special one-off performance of his new musical ‘Men Who March Away’ in 2017) Blur’s Dave Rowntree and Indie mogul Alan McGee, Nigel followed the success of his first single “Fever” and released his debut full-length album ‘Travelling Man’ (recorded at Tilehouse Studios by Luke Oldfield (Mike’s son) and mastered by John Davis (Led Zeppelin, Lana Del Rey, U2, Kaiser Chiefs) at Metropolis) to critical acclaim in March 2016, enjoying TV and radio support.

“Nigel Thomas is a great all-rounder. I met him first when I cast him as an actor-singer In a musical but was aware of his other life as a singer-songwriter, both solo and in bands. I’ve since seen him perform live in London and been very impressed. His new album is bright, intelligent, well-written rock/pop that should get him noticed and written about. He’s a driven, persistent artist and prepared to work hard for the greater success that I feel he will find one day soon”. Mike Batt

On Your Fire, Nigel says:          

“It’s very much a song about London and a London girl I once knew, with references to Pudding Lane where the Great Fire of London started, Humpty Dumpty and the mythological Phoenix”

 

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Exploding Soul Funk Collective The Regime Drops New Music


 

Funk Band

Exploding out of Sydney’s inner-west, The Regime is a 16 piece funk collective that’s tipping the scales firmly back into the favour of soul funk and they’ve just this week dropped their cruisy new lovefest of a single Never Gonna Stop in time for Valentine’s Day, alongside yesterday’s huge Bluesfest lineup inclusion announcement.  This extraordinary love funky revolution will also be hitting the road to play a run of shows through March, kicking off at Big Gay Day in Brisbane on March 8, before moving on to The Boogiemanz Ball at The Factory Theatre (Syd), Beer Deluxe (Albury), The Night Cat (Melb), The Cheeky Squire (Frankston) and culminating with a show of epic proportions to storm Bluesfest across three days on April 9 (opening Jambalaya stage), 10 and 13.

Inspired by the dull-unrelenting pain of physical detachment, Never Gonna Stop tells the true story of love’s foreverness. Cruisy, sexy as hell and a total love-in, exceptional musicianship is on full display here with sixteen Regimers appearing on the track – this group could be straight out of Motown Records – guitar, saxophone, piano and flute taking centre stage, and that’s before we even have a chance to mention the soul-filled vocals and that groove and feel set by their unrivaled rhythm section.

Never Gonna Stop was written on the morning of the third day of Burning Seed festival, and the band started recording it in Liam Stacey’s (vocalist and producer) bedroom as soon as they returned home.  “The whole song was recorded in my bedroom, all except the drums which were done in Julian Joseph’s (vocals) room, and the house is metres away from the Sydenham train lines, 24 hour railway construction, and right under the flight path. So, obviously we left the windows open during recording!” jokes vocalist and producer, Liam Stacey.

The Regime is supremely adept at serving up a triple helping of thumping bass lines, hearty brass tones and fat lyrics to insatiable crowds, and their performances at Bluesfest and these headline shows through March will be no different.  “To be playing at Bluesfest feels like we’ve finally been welcomed home,” enthuses Stacey. Say no more, you do not want to miss these shows.

And to add further excitement to what is already an impressive start to 2020, The Regime have signed an exclusive deal with one of Australia’s leading booking agencies, New World Artists. “This band is incredible. Imagine the funky throb energy of James Brown, Jamiroquai grooves, killer musos with 6 star singers out front and total danceable, joyous, mayhem on stage,” says Owen Orford, National Agent at New World Artists, “NWA is so very excited to join The Regime’s circus.”

A lively music experiment that generously borrows from funk, soul and electro, and twists it into a sumptuous undulation, ‘The Regime’, an expression once falsely disseminated and cunningly propagated, is now brilliantly redefined at the dawning of a new decade, finally giving sovereignty to the power of love.The Regime is Liam Stacey (vocals/producer), Ziggy Tockuss (vocals), Keegan Fisher AKA Keggles MC (vocals), Aleks Mikic (Vocals), Giacinta Ruggieri (vocals), Julian Joseph (vocals), Jasper Gubbay (vocals), Matthew Stacey (lead guitar), Rory Brady (rhythm guitar), Rory Lucas (bass guitar), Andrew Charalambous (keys), Danny G Felix (trumpet), Ned Green (synth/keys), Oscar Connery (guitar), Alex Sullivan (drums), Ross Middleton (saxophone) and Leah Wilkie (trumpet).

TOUR DATES

SUN 8 MAR | BIG GAY DAY | THE WICKHAM | BRISBANE

18+ SUN 22 MAR | THE BOOGIEMANZ BALL | THE FACTORY THEATRE | SYDNEY

18+ FRI 26 MAR | BEER DELUXE | ALBURY

18+ SAT 27 MAR | THE NIGHT CAT | MELBOURNE

18+ SUN 28 MAR | THE CHEEKY SQUIRE | FRANKSTON

18+ THUR 9 APR | JAMBALAYA STAGE | BYRON BAY BLUESFEST | ALL AGES

GOOD FRI 10 APR | STAGE TBA | BYRON BAY BLUESFEST | ALL AGES

EASTER MON 13 APR | STAGE TBA | BYRON BAY BLUESFEST | ALL AGES

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Captivating Dark Eerie New Pop Music Monster from Perth’s Nic Rollo


 

Australian Indie Artist

Perth based producer and songwriter Nic Rollo has announced his driving, eerie new single Monster, about identifying and quelling the monster within us all. Accompanying the track is a dark, revolving film clip, directed by Alex Montanari (Cub Sport, What So Not, Khalid) and Matthew James. Monster follows the 2019 release of Nic’s brilliant, iridescent EP What Happened to the Kid.

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Monster will feel familiar to anyone who has said something in frustration or anger that they regret after the fact – the track is an introspective interrogation of that remorse, and what it’ll take to tame the inner monster who is responsible for those biting remarks. Reminiscent of synth-pop auteurs M83 and indie rockers The Wombats, and mastered by pop royalty Chris Gehringer (Harry Styles, Rihanna, Halsey), the track is buoyed by glistening synths, hooky guitar and driving percussion – while Nic’s gentle vocals and arresting lyrics take centre stage.  

Reflecting on the inspiration behind the track, Nic explains, 

Monster was written during a previous relationship of mine when things were a bit shaky.  There were a few times that I’d said something to my ex that had started to cause fractures in the relationship and unnecessary conflict.  Monster is about that side of myself that I don’t always like  – the part that is impulsive and lashes out when I should just hold my tongue.”The video for Monster feels like the beginning of a horror film – there’s a sense of suspense, as though the calm atmosphere of the night-driving scenes will not last for much longer.  It’s a beautiful watch too – the lights passing in the night as the song plays out feels like a perfect representation of the moody nature of the music. Speaking about the clip, Nic says, “The video for Monster is a narrative based video that features a lot of driving and aims to be aesthetically pleasing.  Matthew James, Alex Montanari and I came together to think about the video a few months back and we all had this vibe of the song revolving around driving and having dark colours. The story itself is supposed to be slightly confusing – am I driving to the burial or from the burial?  Am I burying the monster or is the monster burying me?”

The release of Monster is a killer way to kick off 2020 for this exciting young artist, as he enthuses, “It feels fantastic to finally be releasing Monster.  I wrote the song over a year ago and have been sitting on it for what feels like forever now.  To date, it is probably my favourite song that I’ve written, and I’m super stoked to finally be able to share it with people.”

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Catch the New Single from Kid Lunch Before It’s Over


Indie Artist

 

Before It’s Over ” is the first release in twenty years and is about the approach to life these days from Kid Lunch. It is taken from the album, Volume 2, out now.

 

“When writing “Before It’s Over ,” I tried to focus on where I want to be: living in the moment and appreciating things, people and situations while they are happening and present, while acknowledging the tension arising from the fact that all things must pass.”

 

This track charts the journey of getting to that place of appreciation.

 

“Before what’s over, exactly? This is for you to apply to your own life, anything from a moment to a friendship, from a love to a lifetime.” Single from Indie Artist Kid Lunch

 

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Daisy Spratt Releases Super Fun Music Video for ‘Think Again Boy’


Australian Singer

Americana-pop musician Daisy Spratt is thrilled to announce the release of the music video for her latest single  “Think Again Boy” on  Friday, February 7, 2020. Arriving hot on the heels of Spratt’s performance at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the music video brings Aussie pride; shot on location in Spratt’s home of Melbourne, Australia.

 

Proud to share the new music video with her fans, Daisy Spratt says of filming

“The video team brought the narrative to life and made the process so fun. I was able to have my family involved as extras, and it was great having Jaxon Human (“Love Island Australia,” “Sydney’s Crazy Rich Asians”) play the male lead; he is such a talented actor. I’m so excited for everyone to finally have a visual for the song.”

 

“Think Again Boy” plunges straight into upbeat, swamp stompin’ beats letting the world know that Daisy Spratt is not just another pretty face but a force to be reckoned with. In the video, Spratt is continuously pursued by a man, played my Human, who is only interested in a one night fling. With empowered lyrics and a radiating confidence, Spratt grabs her girlfriends and shuts him down, letting Human know that he needs to “Think Again Boy.”

 

Daisy Spratt is a rising star with no signs of burning out. She previously released two chart-topping singles, “Love Like That” and “Soda Pop,” which can be heard on Australian Tiger Airways flights across Spratt’s home continent. In addition to the success of her singles, Spratt continues to gain notoriety with the release of her self-titled EP, earning her airplay on national and international radio stations and streaming services.

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Hip hop influenced Indie Pop New Single from Journey To The View


Indie Pop Artist

Indie-pop project Journey to The View makes his return with self-produced single All the Same February 7th.

 

Journey to the View is the project of LA based singer-songwriter, Marcus Jay Allen. Bursting onto the scene back in 2019 with the release of his self-produced debut single Strange Terrain, Marcus finds inspiration in the metaphorical comparison of real uncharted adventures, and ones that take place inward, on the path of self-discovery.

Using his music as a platform to maintain a conversation on mental health, ​Journey to the View​ finds solace in song writing and is not afraid to address and share his personal encounters with mental health.

 

Speaking more on the track, Journey to the View explains:

“All the Same” is a hopeful, hip-hop influenced, heart-felt acoustic love letter to a family member. I was inspired to write the song when news hit my family that a family member was suffering from depression. At 21-years-old, he was at cross-roads, overwhelmed by life decisions. He couldn’t commit to his dreams, from fear of choosing the wrong path. My message is all about finding your own way in life. Rejecting labels and breaking stereotypes.”

Taking his cues from the silky production of acts like Tame Impala and The Japanese House– Journey to the View has crafted his own style of gripping and insightful indie-pop.

All the Same is set to release February 7th and will be available on all streaming platforms.

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Soothing Percussive New Single, ‘Plants Behind Glass’ from Dralms


Independent Artist

Christopher Smith’s singing voice is petal-soft, but the sentiments he’s evoking with a sigh undoubtedly take root in your psyche. On Love Writes Itself, the second full-length from his atmospheric Dralms project the Europe-by-way-of-Vancouver singer-songwriter abstracts evergreen topics of loss and longing— of sex and despair— through a chlorophyll-scented lens. 

Smith wrote and recorded Love Writes Itself across a three-year stretch. The record’s earliest tracks germinated while out on the road supporting Dralms’ acclaimed 2015 debut album, Shook, while others took shape during a cabin retreat on British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. Though keeping in line with the elegant, chilled-out vibe of Dralms’ early work, Love Writes Itself pivots from the more digitalistic impressions of Shook towards a decidedly organic grove of symphony strings, blushing woodwinds, piano, and guitar.

The elastic nature of Dralms’ line-up, its membership ebbing and flowing around core songwriter Smith, has brought many new collaborators to Love Writes Itself. Smith co-produced the nine song collection with composer/sound designer Mirko Vogel (Sekiden, Cut Copy). The pair first met in London when the latter did sound for Dralms at St. Pancras Old Church and reconnected a few years later when Vogel moved to Vancouver. Together, they developed Smith’s spare acoustic demos into a romantic, maximalist rush that references the melancholy baroque-pop of Misery is a Butterfly-period Blonde Redhead and the sensual swirl of early ‘70s Serge Gainsbourg.  

Smith is also joined on the album by the sweet, if saddened bowing of Juno/Polaris Prize-winning violinist Jesse Zubot (Tanya Tagaq, Destroyer, Stars), while a lean pop-and-pluck bass groove is supplied by Cut Copy bassist Ben Browning, and Juno-winning drummer Kenton Loewen (Peregrine Falls, Dan Mangan) offers refined, lite-funk backbeats to many of its tracks. 

On top of splitting synth and guitar duties with Vogel, an untold richness emanates through Smith’s vocals throughout Love Writes Itself. The artist admits that the sessions at Vogel’s studio— as well as a pair of songs recorded with Shook producer Jonathan Raham at Afterlife Studio—are some of his most candid performances yet. Shook’s electronics-spiked aesthetic often left his tender tenor cocooned in a Novocaine cloud of reverb and delay. Here, Smith’s vocals are especially up-close-and-personal, lips pressed closely against a microphone guard as he navigates the naivety of new love (“Plants Behind Glass”), confronts ego (“Precious Flower”), and comes to terms with loss (“Monet in Black and White”).

Slyly hinted it via introductory instrumental piece “Flower Theme”,   Love Writes Itself connects its lyrical content through Smith’s poetic allusions to plant life, ranging from the near-religious imagery of the “cathedral arches of arbutus trees” found on B.C’s Gulf Islands, to noting the bleak existence of a vase of flowers trapped behind a window pane.

“There is a lot of flowery, lush dialogue, but there are oppressive visuals as well,” Smith explains of knotting together the beautiful with the brutal.  “As a visual, flowers can be used in so many different ways—something fragile; something withering away; something that’s been snipped and kept on display, or something growing freely.”

Dralms’ latest grapples with various levels of love and loss, and the life cycles we encounter both in nature and our personal lives. “I want that feeling back” he coos hopefully above synth-bass and symphony strings on “Blush”. After coming to terms with wilted expectations, another experience tends to push up from the soil.

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New Mad Melodic and Catchy Pop Rock Single from Izzy Thomas


Indie Artist

London based singer/songwriter Izzy Thomas is the epitome of a 21st century female alt pop/rock artist. With her seductive, fiercely powerful vocals, guitar lead melodies and electronic beats, Thomas has created her own unique sound and vision.

 

Born in Yorkshire, the feisty musician is bringing back rock ’n’ roll, but a kind that flirts with a variety of genres, making listeners from rock to hip hop backgrounds come in union as her fans. As a young girl, Thomas was inspired by the records of Queen and Michael Jackson, singing and playing guitar to their music. To this day her love for these artists oozes into her music, together with her modern production, the powerhouse vocalist is bringing something to the UK charts, which has been lacking.

 

Following the release of her single ‘Trouble (Pull That Trigger)’, which received acclaim from the likes of Billboard and the BBC, Thomas is dropping the highly anticipated ‘Mad’. The infectiously catchy single is a melodic scream of irritation towards the endless sea of emotionally unavailable people we see in society today. The song is an homage to every emotion you feel when faced with the prospect of unrequited love. Thomas’ tongue in cheek, unforgettable lyrics and fresh approach, turns a tragic topic into an anthem for our times. Thomas confides,

 

“In the single world, there seems to be a sea of emotionally damaged, unavailable people. Sometimes we subconsciously inhabit our ex’s ways and display them in our next relationship, because we’re afraid of opening up again. For the people ready for love this is irritating as hell! So this song is a light hearted poke of fun, about how ridiculous it all really is!” 

 

Thomas also campaigns for Autism Awareness. From experience with her own family member having Autism, she performs in schools and colleges around the UK to young adults talking about what it is, how to recognise it and how we can all be compassionate towards people with Autism. “It feels great to use the power of my music to help get a message across”, explains the singer. 

 

Thomas has seen success supporting the likes of Placebo and Bryan Adams, as well as gracing iconic stages from UK Arenas to some of Los Angeles and Nashville’s most prestigious venues, including The Hotel Cafe and Tootsies. With ‘Mad’ currently available worldwide, Izzy Thomas is set to be an artist to watch.

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Sad Twisted Electronic Infused Superb New EP from Ella Fence  


Australian Independent Singer

People yearn to be different, eager to distinguish themselves. Along with ones fashion sense, music has always been a vital metaphorical soapbox to exalt ones individual tastes and freedoms.

Culturally conditions have never been more fertile for revolutions and rebellions and in spite of having access to a variety of opportunities for experimentation, individuals and groups continue to fall well short of mesmerising and charismatic originality (except in their own social media worlds).

Australian Punk Rock Icons The Saints observed in 1978 “ We’ve Got New Thoughts New Ideas It’s All So Groovy , It’s Just A Shame That We’ve All Seen The Same Old Movie”. This ode to the herd mentality rings truer in 2020 than ever before.

While most are huddled together like shivering ducklings, Ella Fence is an artist exploring and genre shape shifting; she is the embodiment of free will. Ella Fence’s new 3 Track Mini EP  ‘ALL I DO IS THINK‘ (available Friday 14 February) is not representative of an artiste in search for a safe harbour. Ella’s new EP is about exploration. Ella’s new musical adventure bravely sails way out to sea, beyond the sight of land. Ella reinvents herself so completely that every new song is a fresh beginning, meanwhile Ella’s previous artistic endeavours disappear into a musical witness protection program.

“Reflecting on the music from  ALL I DO IS THINK‘ ,

“it evolved as I was looking to someone else for answers when all along I had work to do on myself, because no one from the outside has the solution or can give us what we need need to give ourselves. I have to trust myself before anyone else. That’s why my music has such an overreaching arc. I have to keep exploring”, tells Ella. 

 “Pink Mojitos”  is the Mini EPs first track. The song is a tip of the hat to excessive behaviour, to fun for fun’s sake, partying and attention seeking. It’s a Summer tune, an anthem to indulgence.  “She’s Looking Pretty”  is the polar opposite to the EP’s opener. This piece is coy and shy, it’s subtle and pushed along by a quaint 1980’s lightness.The third and final song  “Japan”  is an introspective, acknowledging one’s self. All 3 songs all tempered by Ella’s sophisticated transcendent voice.

Ella’s been name checked with Billie Ellish to Billie Holiday ( thankfully not Billy Ray Cyrus). Ella embraces variety and outsider status. Her music narrative has real peaks and valleys, legitimate light and shade. Ella’s music poses drama and back beats, love, swirling vocals, sadness mixed with electronica, dance grooves and soul. She writes of desperation and love morphed with melodic pop, her musical centre of gravity is unapologetically a complete fucking mystery.

Ella would be overjoyed for you to embrace her work but in equal parts she simply doesn’t care if you refuse to listen to her music. Ella is content seeking out her own fans while surprising and mesmerising existing ones. With each new portion of work Ella Fence unashamedly ushers in her own renaissance world. A time and a place where there are no limitations or boundaries no arbiters, it’s all carefree and it’s all courageous.

Sad Twisted Electronic Infused Superb New EP from Ella Fence

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Aussie Singer-Songwriter Lucille Expands Genres On First Single Off Debut Album


Australian Country Artist

“Kerikeri” (out Feb 7) is the lead single from Melbourne based singer-songwriter Lucille’s upcoming debut LP “Come On, Fly”, which will be released on March 27. “Kerikeri” is about nostalgia and that magical time in childhood where, even if just for a fleeting moment, things felt whole and full of light-heartedness and wonder.

It’s a country song, but not in the way you may imagine – it is country rhythmically, but the vocals and harmonies are unexpected and don’t fit the country mold. Instead, there’s almost a jazz-pop feel to the harmonies, with the organic boot stomping and loose, raw guitar sounds creating a relaxed jam-band feel. The lyric video for “Kerikeri” features the imaginative imagery we’ve come to expect from Lucille (see previous singles The Killing Season & Best Of Me) and captures the sense of wonder and beauty that her childhood vacation destination holds in the songwriter’s heart. Check it out below.

 

“Kerikeri” is in Northland, the tip of NZ’s North Island, where the weather is warmer than in Lucille’s childhood home of New Plymouth, and it was her family’s perfect vacation destination. As Lucille explains:

“Kerikeri is a bit of a gateway to that whole Northland area. There’s Ninety Mile Beach which is a national highway. Anyone can use it as a road. If your car breaks down though, by the time you get back to it, it has probably sunk into the sand. When I was a kid, spotting the sunken cars was part of the fun. In the eighties, breaking down was part of travel…at least my family’s cars. There are lots of mandarin orchards up there. Pipis are clam shellfish that live in the tide zone, at low tide you hunt them by spotting their bubbles and you dig them out, or use a pipi harvester which is basically a suction pipe. They are delicious. You go fishing. You eat the fish fresh that day, on a fire on the beach.”

“All in all it is a paradise and looking back to how I felt as a child it was all sunlight. I’m sure most of us have that special place we can think of. It’s like a feeling where over time you feel like your vision has dulled, and you can’t see the colours like you saw them back then. There was yellow sand, and blue sky like I can’t see it now. That is what it feels like anyway.”

“I call Australia home, but going to NZ also feels like going home. Everything is very familiar to me every time I go back and I have childhood memories from all over the country. I am a dual NZ/Australian citizen.”


Words and Music © Lucille l Vocals – Lucille | Drums – Jonathan Wright | Bass – Mitch Cairns | Acoustic Guitars – Shannon Bourne, Mitch Cairns | Hammond – Dan Biederman | Backing Vocals – Olivia Nathan, Lucille | Piano – Mitch Cairns | Percussion – Jono Wright, Mitch Cairns, Lucille

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Exquisite Debut From Cellist and Singer Songwriter Sage


Australian Indie Artist

Ethereal cellist and singer-songwriter Sage has announced her debut single From Dust, a gorgeous, introspective meander made especially for soulmates, 

Accompanying this stunning track is a beautiful, nostalgic video, shot in collaboration with director Hugo Rose (Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird).  From Dust is the first taste of Sage’s upcoming EP Tethered, a collection of gentle yet striking songs for cleansing the soul, set for release on February 27.

 

For fans of Laura Marling and classic folk auteur Joni Mitchell, From Dust is a soft bed to fall into after a long hard day. 

Enchanting and delicate, this song allows space for Sage’s elegant vocal to feature front and centre, while her adroit cello playing provides a warm glow that eminates throughout.  Speaking on the inspiration behind From Dust, Sage says, 

“This song is about soulmates, innocence, memories, and endless love.  It’s one of those miracle songs that was written in no time at all by myself in my run-down apartment.  When I sing this song, I think about the movie Stardust.  At the end of the film the two star-crossed lovers, having lived a full and beautiful life together, pass away and become stars in the sky, their love living on forever and shining over everyone.  There’s longing involved, but also hope.”  

The film clip for From Dust is a perfect visual representation of the track – pretty, graceful, and sentimental, with a ‘70s film-camera flair. 

 

Tethered is an exquisite collection of songs from this inimitable artist.  Like a nostalgic fairytale, these songs unfurl themselves flawlessly; from the pizzicato of All My Lost Loves, to the sweet, strings-infused pop of The Loveliest Thing, Tethered is a glorious, sun-soaked triumph of arresting folk-pop.  Reflecting on the concept behind the songs on Tethered, Sage explains, “This EP was a cleansing process of feelings I wanted to get out of my system through music.  The concept behind Tethered was to write a collection of songs about things that can hold us back and keep us tethered to our place in life, in the hopes of understanding these experiences and learning to let go.  Feeling stuck is a terrible thing so I always try to change and improve.”  Fellow cellist Richard Vaudrey (Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sammy J, Anna Cordell) was the producer and audio and mix engineer throughout the recording process, and was a gem in the studio, as Sage notes,

“I knew I had to work with Richard because he embodies so many things I wanted to do as an independent artist.  Having an engineer who is also a singer-songwriter-cellist like myself was so useful in the studio and nothing ever got lost in translation between us.

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Butterfingers Aussie Hip Hop Musicians Back With Killer New Single


Australian Hip Hop Band

Australias favourite musical misfits and auteurs of Aussie hip hop, Butterfingers are back, breaking hearts and bones (mostly their own) with a killer new single, Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum), out now. Confident and with more ecstatic energy and sharp lyrical wit than ever before, Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) is classic Butterfingers.  After a fourteen-year long album release cycle, this hectic new track is the first taste of a brand new Butterfingers album, Bad News, set for release on March 30.  

The beloved group will be celebrating the new record with a monumental national tour across April, May and June of 2020, kicking off in Fremantle at Mojo’s Bar on April 20, then moving through Perth, Scarborough, Bunbury, Burleigh Heads,  Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Hobart, Launceston, Melbourne, Frankston, Canberra, Sydney, Newcastle, Mt Gambier, Adelaide, Townsville, and wrapping  up in Cairns at Gilligans on June 6. 

With typical rhythmic brilliance and clever, incisive lyrics, Butterfingers’ new single Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) will delight dedicated fans and will appeal to the masses too.  This track is rocky, powerful, and there’s no holds barred here – from start to finish, Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) is like lightening in a bottle.  Speaking on the song’s inspiration, band leader and frontman Evil Eddie Jacobson explains, 

We’ve drawn from a lot of different artists and genres over the years but this new track and album is born from our most recent influences, which range from alternative rock to grime and trap.  Of course we’ve put our twist on all of it and it’s still definitely Butterfingers!  Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) is that scene in the film when the protagonist slays the dragon, if you know what I mean.  It’s just about that feeling when you’re absolutely sure and confident with who you are and what you’re doing, that no one else’s opinion matters anymore.”

With a new found vigor and a swag of new material, Butterfingers are officially back in the saddle and continuing to bend genres and the boundaries of good taste with a rare blend of obscenity, wit and charm.  True to form, the new album Bad News encompasses hip hop, punk, reggae, drum & bass, stoner rock, electronica and just about anything that makes you want to shake your bones, into a cohesive mash-up all of their own creation.  From potty-mouthed gutter rhymes to heartfelt crooning odes to love lost, this is an album that will keep old fans happy and will entice new followers at an alarming rate.

And with a host of industry awards, multiple ARIA award noms, a bunch of features in Hottest 100 countdowns, and playing just about every major festival on the Australian circuit over the years, Butterfingers have continued to develop their unique and supremely high energy and fun sound throughout their career.  And Bad News is testament to this dedication to growth.  As Eddie enthuses, 

“The whole album is one complete story and it’s about where we’ve been and what’s happened in the last 14 years since our last album.  It’s not as literal as a regular concept album, but each song represents a scene.  The story within the album covers everything from self loathing, facing bankruptcy, battling drug addiction, failed friendships/betrayal, heartbreak – and then overcoming all that to make a rad album!”

During the break, Evil Eddie released a solo album, Welcome To Flavour Country (2010), spawning standout track Queensland that received great critical acclaim and charted in the triple j Hottest 100.  Taking a step back from the limelight, he joined and released an album with Brisbane thrash punk outfit Spitfireliar as lead guitarist.  Now bringing Spitfireliar bass player Bradzilla back with him, along with ex-Wolfmother drummer Tony McCall, 2020 looks to be the year that propels Butterfingers back into the Australian consciousness with fresh zest and their greatest material to date

As ever, there’s a lot for fans to look forward to at the upcoming shows, as Eddie reveals, “We all know how hard it can be to win a crowd over with new material, no matter how awesome it is, so even though we’ll be playing a fair chunk of this new stuff we obviously aren’t going to ignore the back catalogue either. It’ll be a nice blend and the energy will be pretty hectic!”

Butterfingers is Evil Eddie (vocals, guitar), Olly Thomas (keys, samples, percussion), Bradzilla Cochrane (bass) and Tony McCall (drums).

Dancing (To The Beat Of My Own Drum) is available now
Bad News is set for release on March 30 through Bewilderbeats

Tickets to the Bad News Tour is be available for a fan presale from Thursday January 30 and will go on sale to the general public on Monday February 3.

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BUTTERFINGERS – BAD NEWS TOUR

THU, 16 APR 20 | MOJO’S BAR, FREMANTLE, WA (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113224

FRI, 17 APR 20 | BADLANDS BAR, PERTH, WA (18+)
Tickets available from  https://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=113225

SAT, 18 APR 20 | INDIAN OCEAN HOTEL, SCARBOROUGH, WA (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113227

SUN, 19 APR 20 | PRINCE OF WALES HOTEL, BUNBURY, WA (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113228

FRI, 24 APR 20 | MO’S DESERT CLUBHOUSE, BURLEIGH HEADS, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113229

SAT, 25 APR 20 | THE TRIFFID, NEWSTEAD, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers-album-tour/119387

SAT, 02 MAY 20 | NIGHTQUARTER SUNSHINE COAST, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113231

FRI, 08 MAY 20 | ALTAR, HOBART, TAS (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113232

FRI, 15 MAY 20 | HOWLER BAR, BRUNSWICK, VIC (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers/119276?skin=4406

SAT, 16 MAY 20 | PELLY BAR, FRANKSTON, VIC (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113234

THU, 21 MAY 20 | UC HUB, BRUCE, ACT (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers-album-tour-2020-canberra/119409?skin=UCLive2019

FRI, 22 MAY 20 | THE LANSDOWNE HOTEL, CHIPPENDALE, NSW (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers-album-tour-2020/119288?skin=thelansdowne

SAT, 23 MAY 20 | CAMBRIDGE SIDEROOM, NEWCASTLE, NSW (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113237

FRI, 29 MAY 20 | SHADOWS, MT GAMBIER, SA (18+)
Tickets available from  https://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=113238

SAT, 30 MAY 20 | CROWN AND ANCHOR, ADELAIDE, SA (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113239

FRI, 05 JUN 20 | OTHERWISE, TOWNSVILLE, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  https://moshtix.com.au/v2/event/butterfingers-townsville/119419

SAT, 06 JUN 20 | GILLIGANS BACKPACKERS HOTEL & RESORT, CAIRNS, QLD (18+)
Tickets available from  http://butterfingers.oztix.com.au/?Event=113243

Butterfingers Aussie Hip Hop Musicians Back With Killer New Single

 

 

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Addictive Ugly New Single from Mike Dignam Stylish Pop Anthem


Indie Artist

Having shared the stage with James Arthur, 5 Seconds of Summer and received support from BBC Radio1, 6 Music and Radio X, pop-rock singer-songwriter-producer Mike Dignam returns with new self-produced single ‘UGLY’ January 31st. Taking his cues from the likes of The Weeknd and John Mayer, Mike’s sound is ever evolving and continues to attract more loyal followers with every release.

 

Hailing from the Manchester, Mike spent the past 8 years writing, recording and touring

alongside the likes of Gabrielle Aplin, JP Cooper and Scouting for Girls. Off the back of a hugely loyal online following Mike has independently charted No.2 in the I-tunes singer-songwriter charts and sold out UK tours of his own.

 

Over the years Mike has gathered quite the collection of accolades. The first single taken from his new project quickly caught the attention of 1883 Mag, LA on LOCK, The Most Radicalist, HWING and Wolf in a Suit to name a few. Mike has also had support from Radio 1 Huw Stephens, Radio 6, Radio X Dave Rowntree show, various plays on BBC Merseyside and BBC Lancs introducing.

 

UGLY will be available on all streaming platforms today, January 31st. With a new EP in the pipeline, Mike is definitely one to keep an eye on.

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Addictive Ugly New Single from Mike Dignam Stylish Pop Anthem

 

 

LINKS TO MIKE DIGNAM

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikedignammusic

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Mikedignammusic

Addictive Ugly New Single from Mike Dignam Stylish Pop Anthem

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