Awesome New Hip Hop from Australia’s Carter


Awesome New Hip Hop from Australia’s Carter

Australian Hip Hop Artist

Shenzhen-born, Melbourne-raised up and coming hip-hop artist Carter is set to ride the tide with his latest single ‘Waves’ featuring CHINA, out now via Day Ones Records.

The single, which showcases an impressive collaboration between Carter and Brisbane born, now LA-based CHINA, tells the story of a somewhat unstable romance the two personas are facing.

While lyrically reflecting upon the good and bad times of past relationships, the song leaves the question of whether staying in love will be worth it in the end.

When asked about the message behind the single, Carter explains

“‘Ride the wave’ to me is a state of bliss, when I’m just going with the flow of life and letting things happen rather than forcing them to. In any relationship, there will be ups and downs, but they’ll eventually carry you to where you need to be, together or alone.”

As a Melbourne resident, the city has played a crucial role in shaping Carter’s artistry from performing at local shows to joining the prominent Kill.Collective who are steadily building a huge fan base in the city and interstate. Through showcasing his versatility as a writer and performer, releasing fusions of hip-hop, R&B & trap, Carter hopes to reach a broader international audience, bringing more attention to the blossoming Melbourne music scene.

With an impressive discography massing over 100,000 streams on Spotify alone in his ‘rookie’ year,
Carter gears up for his highly anticipated EP which is set to release in the early months of 2020 as well
as performing alongside Kill Collective, and other talents from the city. Be sure to follow Carter’s socials via the links below for further updates.

Awesome New Hip Hop from Australia’s Carter

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New Single Somewhere from Josh Stevens


New Single Somewhere from Josh Stevens

Independent Music Artist

New single and visuals from Los Angeles’ multi platinum singer/songwriter/producer Josh Stevens. Entitled ‘Somewhere’ the track narrates the story of a young woman’s journey through her ups and downs to reach Hollywood and fame. Showcasing passionate vocals, foot-stomping rhythms and uplifting melodies, ‘Somewhere’ delivers a fresh and vibrant sound.

‘Somewhere’ is co-produced by Jeffrey “Zoux” Bluestein (Macy Gray, Nick Carter, Jessica Sutta). Josh has seen success working with the likes of Calvin Harris and LMFAO, as well as being featured artist on I Heart Radio’s KiiS FM.

Josh Stevens is a Los Angeles-based singer, producer, songwriter and engineer. His works are Grammy Award Winning, RIAA Platinum Certified, Billboard Award Nominated, Juno Award Nominated (Canada) and ARIA Music Awards Platinum Certified (Australia). His early career was based around hip-hop working for the likes of Warren G, Snoop Dogg, The Game and Clyde Carson. However, Stevens found his modern sound in pop/indie rock/dance working with the likes of LMFAO, Pitbull, J-Lo, Steve Aoki, Young Jeezy and Ne-Yo.

Josh Stevens is also a solo artist whose work is best described as catchy electro pop narrating relatable stories of love, heartbreak, success and discovery. Following the success of his latest EP Story of Summer, Josh Stevens returns with a vibrant new release entitled “Somewhere”. “Somewhere” narrates the story of a young woman’s journey through her ups and downs to reach Hollywood and fame. He teamed up with producer Jeffrey “Zoux” Bluestein (Macy Gray, Nick Carter) and the result is a breathtaking left of center pop anthem. “Somewhere” is available worldwide.

New Single Somewhere from Josh Stevens

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It’s Christmas New Music from Emme Lentino


It’s Christmas New Music from Emme Lentino

New Christmas Single

Emme Lentino is a singer-songwriter who is rapidly gaining popularity for her wonderfully relatable songs that have become ‘anthems of life’ for her loyal fans. Primarily writing Pop Rock, Soul and Americana music, Emme Lentino is also finding much respect in the music community for her dedication in drawing attention to fellow indie artists and their music.

Originally from Oregon, Emme has spent time in Seattle, New York and California before settling in New Zealand.

Her songs have been featured in a variety of daytime television shows such as ABC’s One Life to Live and All My Children. While performing in a successful off-Broadway production, she collaborated with DJ/producer Vasili Gavre, where they composed, recorded and performed a song that was included in the Victoria’s Secret national BIOFIT campaign.

Emme’s catalogue of music has drawn airplay worldwide in all continents. Her voice has earned early comparisons to Norah Jones, Alice Merton and Natalie Merchant.

In January this year, Emme was thrilled to be invited to perform at The Tamworth Country Music Festival in Australia. 2019 winds up a spectacular year for Emme with her popular LOVE and summer this, summer that EPs. Going into 2020 will bring a return to The Tamworth Country Music Festival for two shows, and a big project which Emme will share in the coming year.

Emme has today released her fun and upbeat Christmas single, It’s Christmas.

Written by Emme Lentino, Ryan Benyo and Monte Malone in Los Angeles, It’s Christmas brings cheer and traditional fun to light up the festive season. 

It’s Christmas was inspired by Emme’s childhood days growing up in Salem Oregon.

“I have such beautiful memories of hopping around the kitchen, eagerly waiting for Santa, and taking in the warm, sweet smell of my mama’s fresh cookies baking in the oven”

Emme nostalgically reminisces.

Emme travelled back to her home country of USA, to record It’s Christmas in Los Angeles at Benyo Sound Studios in Burbank, California with Ryan Benyo (Parachute, Sheppard, Lisa Loeb) and Monte Malone (Sean Kelly, Night Ranger)

It’s Christmas, is available Now on all major platforms

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Amazing Talented Brilliant Indie Pop Artist Owen Denvir


With over 100,000 streams on Spotify, combined video views of over 2 million, music shared by Coldplay and supporting the legend Dodie……Belfast born, Owen Denvir at only 29 has asserted himself as one of the finest singer songwriters around and is now announcing his biggest project to date. 3 EP’s released over a year that form his debut album.

It was some time ago that the talent of Owen Denvir captured my attention with a need to find out more about who this incredible talented artist is.

We interviewed Owen to find out more. 

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Indie Artist Owen Denvir
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MT/Tracey: Hi there Owen – how are you going and great to cyber meet you. I’ve personally become a fan of yours and so impressed with your music and vocals. How long have you been singing for?

Owen: Hello & great to cyber meet you too! I’d sung in school choirs since primary school and I learnt a lot there. Secretly I wanted to be some combination of Damien Rice and Matt Bellamy from Muse when I grew up, so I used to sing along with my CDs when I was home alone. Performing in front of people only happened through forceful and (hopefully) well-meaning friends after I’d put a few demos online.

 

MT: I believe you began as a violin player. What or who made you discover your voice?

Owen: I’d gotten really into music for want of having a personality as a teenager. My school had a pretty strict policy of classical-music-or-no-music-at-all, but my older brothers were into Radiohead and The Strokes so I decided I was too. I switched to viola around 15, which was a serious demotion because viola players get the most boring parts to play in the orchestra. So guitar and singing had to be my release for musical tension/social acceptance.

 

MT: Was there a definitive moment when you realized that you ultimately wanted to be a singer?

Owen: My Dad had a Fleetwood Mac live DVD he used to play a lot. Seeing Lindsay Buckingham play Big Love when I was about 12 hit me pretty hard. I was never particularly good at anything other than music so I’d made my mind up pretty early!

 

 

MT: Does music run in your family?

Indie Artist Owen DenvirOwen: My Dad pointed out recently how it was strange that all of his children have quite creative-focused careers even though he and my Mum had quite traditional jobs. It’s hard to know which side we inherited music from because while my Dad’s Mum can’t stop talking about music, my Dad can barely string a few notes together! One of my brothers runs an annual Christmas piano karaoke night in Dublin and he’s scored entire orchestral arrangements for Sigur Ros and Radiohead tribute concerts while he was at Trinity University. Then I’ve a cousin who plays in virtually every band in Dublin to have ever featured a trombone. I think between the lot of us we could get a pretty solid show on the road together.

 

MT: You are about to release the first trilogy of EP Releases with ‘Sticks’ being the first, with ‘Stones’ and ‘Bones’ to follow. Can you tell us a little bit about the trilogy that will eventually form your debut album?

Owen: Yes! So the idea for the first EP came from general release-fatigue, where I felt as though in order to be compatible with “the industry” you have to do the same thing as every other artist. Recently the trend is to continually release a catchy 3:30 radio-friendly single every couple of months, in the hope that one of them will catch the attention of an industry gatekeeper (radio/streaming/blogs/press), rather than aiming directly for an audience with a full body of material. I never got into an artist or band after hearing just one single. Growing up I loved albums, and most of the tracks I’m drawn to when browsing Spotify are more lowkey or more complex than something built just solely for radio. I’ve made a lot of music over the last couple of years that I’d always felt was too personal or mellow to be released, or too much of a departure from the sound of my other singles up to now. When it came to deciding what would make the cut for an EP, I released there was a lot more material I loved than I had remembered. So the idea snowballed into releasing a whole trilogy of EPs, with the songs linked thematically through each.

 

MT: How did you feel when you found your music shared by the likes of Coldplay and Dodie?

Owen: It’s a real rollercoaster of emotions when something like that happens. Getting tweeted by Coldplay first of all just drew so much attention all at once – I was getting messages from people all over the world who didn’t know I existed 10 minutes beforehand. A few TV and radio opportunities opened up through that as well so it was a good opportunity to try to smuggle fans onboard while I was flavour of the week.

Supporting Dodie again came completely out of the blue and was easily one of my favourite shows I’ve ever played. She’s got such a loyal and passionate fanbase which extended to her support act thankfully, so I had a lot of fun at that show and lots of them have stuck around and been really supportive since.

 

Indie Pop Artist
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MT: I believe you write all your songs; do you also collaborate with other writers?

Owen: I don’t co-write very often. Sometimes I’ll borrow a friend’s ear if I’m stuck on an initial idea. But a lot of my writing happens quite spontaneously, especially if I’ve a character in my head from a movie or something, and I find the more ideas that come all at once usually fit best to make the song flow together as a whole.

 

MT: Why the fascination of Sigmund Freud and how did you go about placing these idea’s into your songs?

Owen: This was actually a bit of coincidence. I’d been incubating the idea of an EP trilogy when a friend had told me about a Youtube binge they’d been on resulting in videos and Freud. They told me about his theory of personality, that it consisted of 3 individual parts that amount to 1 whole. The more I looked into it, the more it seemed to fit how I was planning my EPs. While the first 2, “Sticks” and “Stones”, are a collection of misinterpretations of love and relationships, “Sticks” is delusional in a sense of trying to make relationships work that never will. “Stones” is more brash and self-assured with misplaced confidence and “Bones”, the final EP, is a healthier balance between the two. Freud’s theory is the same but in a different order, where in a single personality the “id” acts impulsively to do whatever it wants, the “ego” is terrified of the consequences and the “superego” is the balance between the two.

 

MT: You are also involved in a charity called, ‘Live Music Now’. What is this about? 

Owen: A musical friend recommended I get involved with this charity and I’m very grateful they did. Live Music Now aims to put live music into places where you wouldn’t usually find it but where it’s sorely needed. For the most part I’ve performed in care homes around Belfast, mostly to old folks with dementia. This led to my “Music & Memories” project with Peter J. McCauley, where we recorded an album of the residents’ party pieces from their youth, then afterwards adapted them into modern experimental works, a bit like Gavin Bryars’ “Jesus Blood Never Failed Me Yet”. I’ve also been really lucky to have been involved in lots of music workshops in special needs schools. It’s been really rewarding interacting with kids who have little to no social awareness, but will respond really significantly to the sound of a viola or with musical games.

 

 

MT: Your first single of your ‘Sticks’ EP, ‘Stay’ will also be released very soon, what was the inspiration behind this song?

Owen: It’s about a relationship I had that broke up over distance. It took a while for me to decide to make this song public.

 

MT: Do you perform or will you be doing any performance to co-inside with your trilogy of releases?

Owen: I have an Irish tour in the works for 2020, but the soonest date in the diary is the Belfast Sticks EP launch in The American Bar on Guy Fawke’s Night, Tues 5th November.

 

MT: What else do you get up to when you’re not singing or in the studio?

Owen: I’m a spectacularly unskilled 5 a side football player, a devoted watcher of Parks & Rec, and a super fun uncle to the cutest niece in the world.

 

MT: If music was taken away and no longer in your life, what do you think your second calling would be?

Owen: Professional chocolate taster

 

MT: This is our famous question….do you have any pets? (I know, nothing to do with music)

Owen: NO and it’s an absolute travesty, I’m aiming to get a dog as soon as humanly possible

 

MT: Is there anything else you would like to mention?

Owen: If you stream my music, I can’t guarantee your life will be flooded with success and happiness, but there’s a chance it might so you totally should.

Thanks for your time Owen, have a great day!

Owen: Thanks! You too!

Owen Denvir
releases new single ‘Stay’
and 1st of trilogy of EP’s ‘Sticks’
Nov 1st

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Amazing Talented Brilliant Indie Pop Artist Owen Denvir

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Sean McComish New Single Only One Is a Pop Banger


Sean McComish New Single Only One Is a Pop Banger

Pop Singer

Seán McComish is a young musician and songwriter, hailing from Fethard-On-Sea, Co. Wexford, Ireland. Surrounded by music and a musical family his entire life, it wasn’t long before Seán picked up the guitar. Upon hearing the album ‘Music And Me’ by Michael Jackson, Seán knew from a ridiculously early age what he wanted to do with his life… Play Music. Write Songs.

Citing influences from Bruno Mars to Elvis, 2015 marked the start of Seán as a solo artist. Jumping right in at the deep end, with his 1st and 2nd gigs both being played in the prestigious venues of Whelan’s and The Ruby Sessions.

Sean released his debut E.P, ‘The First Step’ in August 2015 to much critical acclaim, which allowed him the opportunity to support acts such as Calum Scott, Nathan Carter and Hometown. This was soon followed with shows alongside the likes of Gavin James, The Academic and The Strypes, and also features on websites such as JOE.ie and HER.ie. He ended 2016 by being involved in the recording of a charity single in aid of Pieta House alongside artists such as Mary Byrne and Ryan O’Shaughnessy. The single went to Number One in the iTunes chart, with a live RTE One performance soon after.

Sean kicked off 2017 with a string of shows in Austria, followed by extensive touring across Ireland.

After picking up an endorsement from Vocalzone, the latter half of 2017 was spent shifting focus to writing new material and developing his live show. From playing 2 sets across 2 stages at Electric Picnic 2018, supporting ‘Dancing with the Stars’ winner Jake Carter, to opening for Irish rock legends Aslan on multiple dates of their 2019 tour, the last 2 years have been hectic for Sean. He then hit the studio, with a release now lined up for October 2019.

Seán is an artist who is most definitely on the rise having honed his craft on the Dublin live scene incorporating his loops, drums and catchy tunes into a truly exuberant live act.

Sean McComish New Single Only One Is a Pop Banger

Sean McComish New Single Only One Is a Pop Banger

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Hear Why Teenage Pop Singer Katie Kittermaster Will Be Huge

Katie Kittermaster


Katie Kittermaster is a British 18 year old singer/ songwriter. Her vocals are haunting, emotive and distinctive. Her writing is based on relationships, which resonates well with her target listeners. Her writing is fresh and honest. She’s funny and entertaining and her stories about her song writing are popular with the audience.
In August 2017 Katie performed to over 10K people opening for Louisa Johnson and dance group, Diversity.
In September 2018 Katie opened for Jools Holland and Marc Almond at Kimbolton Castle in Cambridgeshire. Katie supported Olly Murs in December in the same year.
Following on from her A Levels, summer 2019 saw Katie perform at many festivals including Penn Fest, Eldorado, Deebsday, The Big Feastival and CarFest.
Katie has opened for Ronan Keating at 2 gigs this summer and has just completed supporting 
Boyzlife on their winter tour; playing 15 gigs over 22 nights. 

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MT/Danielle: You recently released your single “Sunday Afternoon”.  Can you explain how this title and the meaning of the song ties into your music goals?

Katie: Sunday Afternoon was a song that I wrote for my boyfriend as birthday present. It’s about being in a very comfortable and happy place in a relationship. I’m hopeful that this track is relatable to many people. My aim through my music is to connect with the audience but also allow them to interpret my music in a way that is personal to them.  The story telling in my music seems to resonate with fans, young and older and this is something that’s important to me as I would like my music to have longevity and mass appeal.

 

MT/Danielle: You are now 19 and you wrote your first song when you were 15. Can you describe your current sound? Has your sound changed since you wrote your first song?

Katie: My first song was one called ‘Mine’. I sometimes listen back to it and realise that the structure is quite basic. I have learnt a lot over the last 4 years in terms of melody, build, timing and other elements but I think the core to my writing has stayed constant, in terms of the story telling approach. I haven’t had any formal training regarding my song writing and I am confident that with practice as well as collaboration, my songwriting will continue to develop. I would describe my sound as ‘acoustic pop’ with a hint of country perhaps. I want to retain my ‘sound’ and although some of my songs take a slightly different musical journey, I am keen that my vocal still sounds unique. I have been told that I sound very British and one fan mentioned that I sound quite ‘posh’; I always want to be true to myself and record songs that are ‘me’ but I don’t necessarily think that this means you have to pigeon-hole yourself to a certain style.

 

MT/Danielle: You’re originally from Kent, but you moved to Dubai for 3 years. Can you share how moving to Dubai changed your music career and opened doors for you?

Katie: I moved to Dubai when I was 11. I was lucky to get a few opportunities that not only opened a couple of doors but they also gave me confidence in my ability and the drive to work hard. I was involved in a school initiative which led to a few of us singing live on national TV and from this performance, I was then asked to open an event for The Global Gift Foundation; this was hosted by Eva Longoria and Ricky Martin and attended by 50Cent and Maxwell. Following on from this, I was also asked to perform at the Help For Heroes Charity event at The British Embassy. These two high profile events ignited a passion and made me realise that performing was something that I wanted to pursue.

 

MT/Danielle: You’ve opened for some amazing artists. Can you share some of the artists you have been able to open for and how those experiences have helped you grow as an artist? What has been your favourite performance to date and why?

Katie: I have been lucky. In fairness I have enjoyed all the performances that I have done, whether they have been with seasoned artists or performances in my local pub! My first major gig where I performed my original songs was at The Big Day Out in Maidstone. This was when I was 16. Louisa Johnson was headlining and other artists at this event included Atomic Kitten and Diversity. There were over 10,000 people in the crowd and although it was quite daunting, I loved it. I hadn’t actually performed any of my songs outside of my bedroom at that stage!!! So, this memory will always be very special. Since then I have opened for Jools Holland and Marc Almond, Olly Murs and Ronan Keating. The first gig with Ronan Keating was amazing at the most beautiful setting of Castle Howard, just outside York. It was certainly a very memorable night, as half way through Ronan’s set the heavens opened and thunder and lightning reigned overhead which caused the whole event to be called off. The second gig with Ronan was also very special. Once again, a stunning location, but what makes these events so special sometimes is who is there. A lot of family and some friends came to the gig with Ronan in Cambridgeshire and it means so much when you can share these moments with people who are close to you. Being on tour with Brian McFadden and Keith Duffy was incredible. Both of them are so friendly and supportive; singing on stage with them every night is something I will never forget. So generous of them to let me join them on stage and publicly call me ‘a female Ed Sheeran’. WOW.

 

Pop Singer Katie Kittermaster

MT/Danielle: 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?

Katie: This is hard as I listen to a lot of music. Ed Sheeran is a huge influence and inspiration. His back story is so motivational. Maisie Peters and Gabrielle Aplin are two other singer-songwriters that have definitely influenced my style. I love Lily Allen, Kate Nash and Joni Mitchell. I listen to a lot of music! I think ‘The Big Day Out’ event was probably when I realised 100% that this is what I wanted to do. Up until then I had sung covers of other peoples music. Music is central to my life. I cannot imagine not doing what I do. When I have had times that have been challenging, music has been a way for me to express myself and deal with things that are at times hard. It’s a very competitive arena and I am realistic about that. But, despite the fact the market is flooded and the odds are stacked against me, I will do everything that I can to get my music heard.

 

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

Katie: The biggest challenge was probably writing my first song. I had no idea where to start. I was feeling the pressure to write as everyone kept saying ‘you have a great voice, but you need to be able to write’. It’s not something that you can force. It wasn’t until my first teenage ‘heartbreak’ that this door unlocked and I’ve been a prolific writer ever since – there are over 30 songs ready to be recorded!

 

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

Katie: I play the guitar and piano – I use the word playing quite lightly. I have never had formal training and have taught myself what I know. I use these instruments mainly for writing but also play my guitar on stage. I am lucky to be sponsored by Taylor Guitars and Roland. 2020 is definitely my year to improve both of these instruments as it will facilitate my writing and my versatility.

 

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

Katie: Since leaving school in June, having done my A Levels, I have been non stop on the road. The festival season was pretty busy with The Big Feastival, El Dorado, Carfest and others. Following that I went straight on tour with Boyzlife for a month. I am now on tour with Lucy Spraggan until mid December. I have a writing trip planned for January and will then be recording some new music. So, yes music is an everyday thing right now. But if I wasn’t ‘doing music’ I’d be with friends for sure. Touring can be quite lonely so I love to catch up with friends on days off.

 

MT/Danielle: You have an EP called “Coming Home At Dawn” Coming out on November 1, 2019. What would you like fans to know about the meaning behind the music on your upcoming EP? Where can fans find  “Coming Home At Dawn” when it is released?

Katie: Coming Home at Dawn will be on Spotify – it’s on pre-order now https://music.apple.com/gb/album/coming-home-at-dawn-ep/1480033715. As well as on the digital platforms, it is also available on my website shop page. The CD has been selling really well on tour; the sadness is that very few people have access to a CD player anymore. The music on Coming Home at Dawn is a body of work that I felt was cohesive. There are 2 songs on there that I wrote when I was 15 – Kaleidoscope and T-shirt. I think that it gives fans a selection of tracks that get them to know me as a person and artist. All the tracks are all written from personal experiences. I am pretty sure that my new music will be an extension and development of this music without detracting away too far.

 

MT/Danielle: You are currently on tour. Where can fans find information for your upcoming performances during this tour? Is there anything else you would like to share with fans about the tour or is there anything else you would like to announce for your fans?

Katie: I post as regularly on the social platforms about what I’m up to on tour. I try and show some behind the scenes stuff too. The dates are all on my website – Lucy has the tour dates on her site too. The shows have been very full/sold out as her fan base is huge and very loyal. It’s a great tour for me as I think our music is quite similar in some ways. As a support artist you have to work very hard to win the crowd over as they are clearly not there to see you; but thankfully Lucy’s fans are very respectful and I really get the sense that they are listening to my lyrics and enjoying the music; this response gives me a huge sense of gratitude and I feel very humble to be in this fortunate position.

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Cami Galles Finally Releases Debut Album After Near Death Experience


Cami Galles Finally Releases Debut Album After Near Death Experience

Indie Pop Singer

Cami Galles has known since the age of 4 she was here to sing. Yet, over the years, she’s succumbed to her own fears and yielded to the misguided directions of others. In December 2018, while in Bali, Cami nearly died, and from her hospital bed the Chicago-based artist vowed if she survived she would finally release her debut album.

On October 15th, she keeped that promise and issued her first-ever album, “Correlated.” The 8-song record is available for digital sale, download and streaming worldwide on Spotify, Apple, GooglePlay, Amazon and 102 other digital platforms.

“In this life, we arrive and leave with our selves. Everything we have and do point back to our relationship with ourselves,” Cami shares. “This album tells an evolutionary story about my past relationships, and how I learned to prioritize my relationship with myself.”

For years, Cami has dazzled audiences in New York and the Midwest with her invigorating “future blues” aesthetic—a singular melding of blues, pop, jazz, enlightened and empowered lyrics, and uptempo dance beats. Now, her inaugural solo release proves her to be a masterful songwriter, producer, and singer.

“Correlated” documents a triumphant rise of the authentic self, and it’s threaded with raw truths culled from years of dealing with disappointment, pain, damage, heartbreak, prejudice, and fear. Throughout this collection, Cami’s lyrics brim with bold vulnerability and playful swagger.

The album’s leadoff single, “Liar,” explores a humorously seething narrative of a boyfriend getting caught exploring “extra-curricular” activities. Driven by a rollicking piano-melodic figure and an infectious beat, the tune comes off like empowered anthem rather than a heartbreak lament. “If you think the person you are seeing is up to something they probably are,” she warns. “Don’t waste your time trying to change them—keep moving—the right one will come along soon enough.”

Cami has performed “Liar” at Soho House for its Lollapalooza Kickoff Show. The song’s playfully deliciously vengeful video has earned plum accolades, including winning the 2019 Festigious International Film Festival held in Los Angeles, and it has deemed an “official selection” of the Feel The Reel International Film Festival 2019.

“Liar” will be followed up by the single “Sugar Baby.” The crushed-velvet disco strut and dance-pop production of “Sugar Baby” make it an undeniable club banger. Beneath the fizzy exterior of “Sugar Baby” is a lesson in self-love and being direct in romantic relationships. “It’s the all-year-round opposite of ‘Santa Baby,’” Cami says slyly with a good-natured laugh. Another album standout is the ethereal ballad “God Only Knows.” Here, the song’s sparsely elegant musicality, and poignant lyrics and soulfully emotive singing, make it feel like a prayer in song. Cami confirms: “That is the song version of the vow I made to myself to get my music out there after my near-death experience.”

ABOUT CAMI GALLES: Cami was born and raised in Kansas, but came into her own as an artist in New York City. She brought Big Apple grit with her when she relocated to Chicago. Cami’s a fierce and charismatic performer, actively gigging regionally and nationally. Stay up to date on all things Cami-related, including shows, music, and more at www.camigalles.com.

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Australian Singer Hugo BAsclain’s Impressive Debut Single


Australian Singer Hugo Basclain’s Impressive Debut Single

Australian Singer

Pop artist Hugo Basclain is set to release his new single ‘Veins’ on 16th October 2019. This is the debut single from the Australian singer/songwriter.

‘Veins’ is an ode to finding the light at the end of the tunnel after a broken heart left you helpless, the strong vocals and rich piano melody make this track feel as emotional as the subject matter suggests.

Hailing from the Central Coast of Australia, (where many great talented artists seem to come from) Hugo Basclain faced many hardships growing up and often used his obsession with music as an escape.

Recently, he decided to take this obsession with music to the next level and started covering songs online, entering competitions and making himself known around his hometown. This exposure gained him a mentor in Australian Idol winner and X Factor judge, Guy Sebastian, citing him as a huge driving force behind continuing to pursue his dream.

Considering this is Hugo’s first single release, we look forward to many more of his impressive work. 

 

Australian Singer Hugo Basclain’s Impressive Debut Single

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LINKS TO HUGO BASCLAIN

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

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ugoasclain

 

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Shelly Segal Hit’s all The Right Notes with New Single ‘NO’


Shelly Segal Hit’s all The Right Notes with New Single ‘NO’

Australian Singer Indie Artist

LA-based songwriter Shelley Segal has her released latest single No, a modern, bold and assertive track that describes the difficulty many women face when turning down sexual advances. 

Shelley has also announced her masterful new EP Holy, a masterclass in intimate lyricism and exciting, innovative Americana, set for release on November 1.  

The Australian musician has been living and working in Los Angeles for three years, writing and recording Holy in the US while touring and collaborating on a host of noteworthy artistic projects. 
 
No has a sentiment that will ring true for many women who have found themselves in a situation where it was almost impossible to say the word.  Driving guitars and textured percussion propel the track forward with serious attitude, while Shelley’s honeyed vocals carve a stunning melody on top. 

Speaking on the inspiration behind this important track, Shelley explains,

No is a song about consent and the subtleties surrounding it.  It describes three different scenarios in which the protagonist finds it difficult to say no to sexual advances.  I wrote the song because even though it’s 2019 and so many women feel comfortable asserting themselves and speaking up for themselves, and even though there has been so much public discourse and progress on these issues, there are still scenarios where it feels hard to say ‘no’.  You can find yourself in a situation that you don’t want to be in and yet be unable to express that.  It’s not always easy in the moment to process the potential consequences that may come from your reaction.  Like the examples in the song for instance, in a work environment, in the street with a stranger.  Saying ‘no’ can create adverse outcomes like risking your job, or your safety.  This discussion around consent is not as straightforward as maybe we would like it to be and I wanted to reflect on those nuances.”

No is the first taste of Shelley Segal’s glorious new EP Holy.  This is an artist who has truly found her feet; Holy Man shines with energetic roots, rock riffs, skilled arrangement and Shelley’s undeniable lyrics and beautiful vocal performance.  San Antonio tugs at the heartstrings, a simple acoustic track with a deeply affecting message, while Holy is steeped in attitude and power, as Shelley sings, “I believe my body is beautiful, and it belongs to me.” 

The EP was recorded in Brooklyn at Atomic Sound Studios with Dakota Bowman and Merle Chornuk (Tandy, Ryan Adams), it was produced and co-written (3 songs) with New York producer, guitarist and film composer Askold Buk and was mastered by Ted Jensen (Norah Jones, Dave Matthews).  Speaking on the making of the release, Shelley enthuses,

“I’ve been working on the songs for this record for over the last three years – since 2016, the year I moved to the US.  I’ve called the ep ‘HOLY‘  which felt like a really powerful statement.  In the Jewish tradition I grew up in, what was holy was dictated to me.  Which words, items and actions and even which people were holy was dictated to me.  To elevate my life, my songs, my experiences and my voice (which was not allowed to be heard unaccompanied in my synagogue), to call them holy is incredibly empowering.  It’s a challenge to those who want to use concepts of holiness and the sacred to create hierarchies, often placing themselves at the top.  I hope it will inspire people to decide for themselves what is holy and sacred to them.”
 
Shelley has been living and working in the US since 2016, and in between touring the country and writing music for her own project, Shelley has done everything from writing for musicals, for Estonian pop star ELYSA, and Dutch artist Glennis Grace, among others.  She has also worked tirelessly for charity group One Law For All, writing two songs for the organisation and reciving the CEMB Award (Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain) for her contributions.  Always busy with multiple thought-provoking projects on the go at once, Shelley is currently working on the music for a documentary (entitled Transmission Love) about a young transgender girl growing up in LA, as well as a conservation-themed EP with a science educator and biologist about the Puget Sound Watershed in Washington State.

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Shelly Segal Hit’s all The Right Notes with New Single ‘NO’

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Inner 29 Bring Pop-Punk/Emo To the Scene with New Music


Inner 29 Bring Pop-Punk/Emo To the Scene with New Music

Pop-Punk Emo BandBrand new EP from Brazilian based pop-punk/emo band –  INNER 29  . Full of catchy choruses and punchy guitar and piano driven pop-punk music. Fans of Something Corporate, Blink-182, Motion City Soundtrack, Relient K, Homegrown, Jimmy Eat World, Armor For Sleep, and Brandtson will find something to instantly enjoy about this new band.

About INNER 29:

A Brazilian three-piece band that is ready to show the world they mean business, INNER 29 is a living example that the youthful feel of Pop-Punk is something anyone anywhere can enjoy.

It all started out as a project by Mateus Freitas (Vocals, Guitar, Piano), who produced and recorded some demos in his bedroom in early 2018. He sent the songs to his closest friends, and based on their feedback, decided to record an EP on a professional studio, under the name Inner 29. He then invited two friends to join the group, Anderson Leonardo (Bass, BV) and Alexandre Junior (Guitar, BV).

Inspired by bands like Relient K, Mae, and Jimmy Eat World, and set out to make memorable music, they tracked their debut EP. “As far as sound and production, Inner 29 is quite impressive; in fact, the whole EP sounds like it was touched on by the finest producers available”, wrote Jesus Freak Hideout music reviewer Scott Fryberger on the record. Warm-heartedly received by their town’s scene, the debut also caught the attention of US-based record label Indie Vision Music.

Though distributed independently at first, the EP “Now and Again, Here” will be rereleased through IVM, remixed, with new artwork, mastering by Troy Glessner (New Found Glory, Neck Deep, Emery), and with two new songs.
Bringing a refreshing take on Pop-Punk/Emo to the scene, with sound and aesthetic reminiscent of the 2000’s and thoughtful lyrics, Inner 29 is a band to keep an eye on. The story is just beginning!

 

 

   

 

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Perky Disco DAnce Pop New Music from Les Loups Gets You Hooked


Perky Disco Dance Pop New Music from Les Loups Gets You Hooked

Dance Band

Les Loups new music release will get you well and truely hooked and dancing. With finger snapping electro sounds that sits up close, you can’t help but feel that perhaps the cool melodic sounds and dry beats of the 80’s dance era are making a comeback. And that puts a big smile on my face! 

There is a certain familiarity about the new song ‘Jadded’ that I like; or maybe it’s because the swooping electro keys and sound of space remind me of an all time favourite song of mine. 

And the vocals of Brock are divine of course. Les Loups has just gained another fan. 

More about Les Loups:

By exploring genres and shifting boundaries, Les Loups’ music is a melting pot of modern dance and electronic music as well as organic and raw elements from dusty disco to glowing pop.

Grewing up in the same neighbourhood in their hometown in Germany, Toni, Phil and Felix started out with producing sample-based and ‘straight-to-the-dancefloor’ house music back in 2010. They soon realised that Les Loups could evolve into something more ambitious and tread a new path.

Their popularity grew bigger as they released the summer hit ‘Colourblind’ in 2014, which introduced the amazing Cybil from London. It premiered on Majestic Casual and gained 5+ million overall streams. The follow-up single “Stay“ featured danish soul talent Marie Dahlstrøm. It was critically acclaimed and received the Scandinavian Soul Award for “Best Single 2015“. The release of their debut EP “Arcanum” in August 2016 marked another step stone for the group, as it further crystalized the “Les Loups“ signature sound.

Over the years, they established themselves as well-known DJs, by starting from being a small resident act in their hometown Hanover to performing in cities all over the World, including Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Montreal and many more. They shared the stage with legends like Mousse T., Busy P. or Cassius, but also contemporary greats like of FKJ, Roosevelt or Moon Boots.

In 2019 they’re about to release their first original track in three years. “Jaded” features LA- based singer Brock and is the precursor of more Les Loups music to come.

Perky Disco Dance Pop New Music from Les Loups Gets You Hooked

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Patrice Peris New Single ‘Drowning’ Is Pop Music With Style


Patrice Peris New Single ‘Drowning’ Is Pop Music With Style

Indie ArtistPatrice Peris  is at it again with her latest single release “Drowning.”

I have to say, this is most likely the best I’ve heard Patrice sing with an expressive vocal creating an original and unique style and essence with ‘Drowning’.

‘Drowning’ is one of those songs that you still hear after you stop playing it, which is a good indicator of a well written catchy pop song. 

The production entails a driving beat drum loop which moves the track along. 

‘Downing’ is radiating off the heels of the success of her previous single, “The War,” which, between the acoustic and remixed version, accumulated a combined viewing total of over 100k. Peris’ newest Pop/Dance track plays again with a fun uptempo beat with more serious lyrical content.

When discussing the meaning behind the song and her choice to go the same route stylistically as “The War,” Peris, says,

“For me, I feel like the best way to express myself as an artist is through lyrical content. But in the same sense, a big part of me is not serious and sad all the time so to combine the elements of pop dance, up-tempo tracks with more emotional, thought-provoking lyrical content is kind of the best marriage of the two worlds. I don’t know anyone who has not been around someone who just kind of sucked the life out of them. Drowning came about from this idea. I use the metaphor of drowning because in these relationships it is almost like they drain you of your energy, leaving you lifeless.” 

“Drowning” is now available on all music streaming platforms!

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Charles Cleyn Returns With New UpBeat Pop Single 


Charles Cleyn Returns With New UpBeat Pop Single

Indie Pop SingerCanadian singer-songwriter Charles Cleyn returns with emotive new single called What Love Is’. Produced by Ainsley Adams (Adele, Jessie J, The Kooks) and co-written by Charlie Grant, Charles Cleyn blends acoustic guitars with electronic synths to create his unique, upbeat pop sound.

 

Having spent years working in a corporate job, Charles decided to follow his heart and jump into music full time. He moved to Berlin where he released his debut single ‘Decisions’ back in June 2018 and was awarded a Berlin Music Video Award. He spent the rest of 2018 in his Berlin living room, writing over 200 songs with different co-writers, honing his craft to find his new sound.

 

When asked about ‘What Love Is’, Charles stated: “I’m not always sure if I’m living the right life or following the right path. There are times it feels right but there are other times it doesn’t. I think this happens to a lot of people, so I was inspired to write What Love Is. It’s a song about that feeling of not knowing what direction you’re going in but if you have one person to lean and count on then everything will be okay.”

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Sawyers New Pop Single and Visuals Quirky Yet Poignant Message


 

Pop Duo

“There’s nothing better than a girl-power anthem accompanied by visuals of sparkles and flying tampons. Thanks to the dynamic pop-rock duo, Sawyer , we get all of that and more wrapped in one badass bow,”  Ladygunn‘s Paulette Ely wrote on Tuesday. “Sawyer’s single, ‘Emotional Girls,’ speaks to the unspoken societal fear that women have of being dismissed for seeming ‘crazy’ in relationships. The video is a stylistic slap-in-the-face to those who have incriminated the emotions of women, and the slumber party vibes portrayed are a sentiment to the importance of being vulnerable and honest with your best friends by your side… Emotional health must be emphasized across all identities, and Sawyer’s single/video is turning the steps toward progress into graceful, giant leaps.”

Filmed with a group of their real-life besties, the Nashville-based duo debuted their quirky-yet-poignant new visual yesterday as a call to arms for “emotional girls” everywhere.

“We wanted the music video to visually show that when someone uses the label ’emotional’ to dismiss another person’s experience, a gross distortion of reality occurs,” the band explains. “The verses portray reality and the choruses portray the situation as the boyfriend sees it. At the chorus, Kel’s bedroom turns into a pink, fluffy explosion. This room becomes the backdrop for a montage of eight girls acting out a characterized version of what “having emotions” looks like— throwing tampons in the air, pulling sprinkles out of a pink purse, or screaming into a telephone. By becoming what being ’emotional’ looks like to the boyfriend, the absurdity is revealed. At the end of the video, all of the girls have taken off their exaggerated makeup and clothes, and helped Kel take off hers. It’s a really empowering image of friendship.”

Composed of best friends Emma Harvey and Kel Taylor, Sawyer formed when the pair met while both attending Belmont University in 2015. Since then, the duo have racked up over 5 million streams on Spotify alone, earning the two an opening slot on Jon McLaughlin‘s 29-date Me and My Piano Tour this fall. Their self-described brand of “friend rock” aims to pair feel-good sounds with thought-provoking lyricism in an all-inclusive environment.

“We want this song to make people feel understood and to make other people understand,” they admit. “Anyone that has been dismissed or overlooked because they feel their emotions, we are here to say you are not crazy! And you deserve better from your friends or co-workers, or whoever it is in your story.”

“Emotional Girls” is out now via

SoundCloud| Spotify | Apple Music,| Tidal| Amazon| Deezer  and Google Play,

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