Astoundingly versatile in his songwriting skills, London singer/songwriter, rapper and fusion artist, 2Nice is the kind of artist that only comes along every once in a while. His incredible fusion of reggae, pop, hip-hop and drum ‘n’ bass has been setting him apart for several years now, building true credibility in the underground urban scene.
Since winning the 2008 award for ’UK Unsigned Best Reggae/Dancehall Act’, 2Nice’s momentum and reputation has been growing thanks to his innate talent for bringing together and blending styles. His buzz is such that urban music royalty are sitting up and taking notice, with fans and collaborators including Congo Natty, Luciano, Tinie Tempah, Dizzie Rascal, Wiley, Mark Morrison and more.
And now, with new single ‘Sunlight’ release on QW-KEYMUSIC it's set to show the world exactly how it sounds when pop, rap, reggae and EDM are drawn together, his star will continue to rise:
THE HORRORS / SLEEP / ALCEST / AMON DÜÜL II / BIZARRA LOCOMOTIVA / STONED JESUS / JOEL GION & THE PRIMARY COLOURS / MAN OR ASTRO-MAN? / UFOMAMMUT / PITY SEX / ELECTRIC MOON / CALIBRO 35 / 10.000 RUSSOS / ECHO LAKE / SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT / GRAVE PLEASURES / BLACK RAINBOWS / DEAD GHOSTS / ANCIENT RIVER / YAWNING MAN / THE ALTERED HOURS / PROCESS OF GUILT / ELECTRIC EYE / SATURNIA / BLOWN OUT / LOS WAVES / THE DEAD MANTRA / MAGIC CASTLES / THE ACT-UPS / GHOST HUNT / FAST EDDIE NELSON / ONE UNIQUE SIGNAL / ACID ACID / CELICA XX
See highlights of last year’s Reverence Festival here:
Heady, hazy sounds offer the perfect summer soundtrack to the beautifully picturesque setting of Valada and when the sun sets, kaleidoscopic lights and psychedelic visuals will adorn the stages, adding an aesthetic accompaniment to the mind-expanding aural delights, which will run all night long. Reverence Festival is somewhat of a marathon, where hardcore fans can bask in Valada’s Summer heat as late as 6am. This year they’ll debut their ‘Sunrise Psychedelic Jam’ which will see members of various bands on the bill play together while the sun rises over the river.
Tickets can be brought here:http://www.reverencefestival.com/#tickets
For four decades Marc Almond has been one of the most distinctive stylists and distinguished vocalists in modern music. The whole world knows his voice, thanks to Tainted Love, one of the most successful hit singles in pop history; his visual flair, from the early days of New Romanticism to his latter-day Post-Glam appeal, remains the stuff of legend and it would be hard to imagine the pop and fashion land-scape without him.
As front man with Soft Cell, the electro-pop act he formed with Dave Ball, Marc helped launch the 1980s. Numerous ‘synth duos’ followed, by which time Marc had moved on, his darkly stylish Marc & The Mambas bringing gothic melo-drama, real strings, flamenco flourishes and a rich vein of outsider cabaret to both pop and the flourishing indie scene.
Since then, as a soloist, Marc has continued to develop these diverse themes, moving between the pop mainstream and art-house theatricality with ease. Still an inspired writer and a captivating performer, Marc Almond has grown with the years.
Given this rich legacy First Third Books are delighted to announce a limited edition photo book that celebrates Marc’s career in its full glory.
This linen-bound, hardback volume will feature over 200 images, selected by Marc from the work of international photographers as well as his personal archives. Marc will also be collaborating with MOJO regular and author Mark Paytress on a text that will illuminate the photos with insights and asides from his compelling and often contro-versial life. With a fully illustrated discography, this edition will be launched in June 2015, with advance orders now being taken at: www.firstthirdbooks.com
Breathe in Bleed Out – Is an upbeat song with really nice rhythm from the drums! A really memorable guitar riff and chorus! And easy on the ear vocals throughout this track! Really nice introduction to the EP.
In a band – is a bit slower paced then the previous song! But has a really heavy guitar riff through this song! The drums also help to create that sound as well as the guitar riff. The vocals are well built in this song too!
The Sun Will Rise – has a great build up to the catchy well built chorus! Quite a lot more down beat and slower then the previous songs. But it’s just to build up to the chorus! One of the best songs in the album in my opinion.
Save Yourself – Is definitely a lot more upbeat through rhythm! The chorus is again catchy as normal from go primitive! The guitar is superb in this song and building up energy along with the drums!
What you pay for – has a really nice build up to introduce the tempo at the beginning! It is most definitely the slowest paced song in the album though! But speeds up for the chorus, it makes the song a lot more pleasing in my opinion. The guitar is also really fantastic in this song, especially with the melodies it creates between the chorus as well as the slow drums!
To wrap up, Go Primitive “100 Ways” EP is a fantastic ep! Definitely one to pre order, and can be pre ordered from here:
Google Play: http://bit.ly/100WaysGplay
A four piece from the UK, Go Primitive are a band who specialise in contemporary rock with a unique twist, following in the footsteps of groups like Foo Fighters and Twin Atlantic while forging their very own sound. It’s an approach which is paying dividends, with previous tracks being fast-tracked onto BBC Introducing shows within a week of uploading.
Always working hard on new material, their next release sees them on rollicking form with new EP ‘100 Ways’, a five song collection inspired by the many obstacles placed in front of independent musicians. Lead single ‘Breathe in, Bleed out’ sees them on typical top form, showing Go Primitive’s rock credentials in all their glory and going all out to bust through those obstacles…
Produced by Romesh Dodangoda (Kids in Glass Houses, Funeral For A Friend, Twin Atlantic, Motorhead, The Blackout, Bullet For My Valentine, Lower Than Atlantis, Bring Me The Horizon), the EP is unsurprisingly dazzling in its depth of quality. The attention to detail that has gone into infusing these studio tracks with the energy of a live show is what will set them apart. That same attention to detail has also been extended to the excellent artwork, produced by Kids in Glass Houses front man Aled Phillips.
BowLDN’s new single “Survivor” is a really excellent song about getting over hard times to make a better life for yourself in the future! The production is fantastic as well as the vocals being uplifting. Due for release June 22nd and can be pre ordered here:
The video visuals are also really superb and can be seen below.
The song is relatable to anyone one who put in a lot of hard work and determination and earned something to show for it (Which should be everyone). BowLDN put hard work into the song and maybe a chart place may be what he has to show for it. Who knows?Links:
Based in South West London, BowLDN is a solo artist and producer who is no stranger to going against the grain. Working hard to create a unique hip hop sound all of his own, he has consciously stepped away from the pigeonholing and standardisation of the music industry to create something new.
The latest example of his unusual sound is his track ‘Survivor’, a fittingly named single about overcoming adversity to make a better life for yourself – a subject with which BowLDN has a lot of experience.
Watch the new video here:
BowLDN has gone from school struggles, to probation to developing himself into a talented urban songwriter – an admirable transition which has seen him featured in mainstream publications such as The Guardian.
The next step is the release of ‘Survivor’ on June 22nd. From there – who knows?
Pre-order here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/survivor-single/id994192362
Who: Men with Ven
When: Friday 5th June 2015
Where: The Birds Nest
I was invited by a friend to go see Men with Ven last Friday after they heard about their latest single. I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was definitely not disappointed. It was a homecoming gig for the former market traders in Deptford. Their musical style is a combination between Chaz and Dave with Kevin Bloody Wilson and it definitely works. There is a strong comedy and political element to most of their songs with titles including ‘Marijuana & Bacon’ and ‘String them up’. The band also earlier in the year conducted a study to see who the public thought was the greatest living British Actor which resulted in their latest hit ‘Jason Statham’.
Lots of their local followers and fans had come out to support the band and there was a homely feeling that carried on throughout the whole night.
The best part about the band is that they don’t take themselves too seriously; dressed as Pearly Kings, the whole audience was laughing, dancing and even doing the conga around the bar at one point, exactly what everyone should be doing on a Friday evening!
Would thoroughly recommend!
Men with Ven carry on their tour dates and will be performing at:
July 4: Hutstock, Whitstable
June 12: The Labour Club, Whitstable
Check the website for further dates: http://menwithvenuk.tumblr.com/post/119943972634/the-gigs
Watch the video for ‘Jason Statham’ here:
I Can Do That
Check Your Prostate
Kiss It Better
Marijuana & Bacon
What Is He On
Back Of My Cab
String ‘Em Up
The Power Of The Conga
This band have added their own individual stroke into this song as well as their earlier singles, I believe this works so very well and makes a connection among band and fan or listener. ‘Take What You Need’ evolves from dark melodies to bottomless bass tones, with original elements all through the song we can for sure say you won’t get uninterested listening to this established song. As an accepted four piece band we are all anticipating much more in the future!
It’s Called Heartache (Sky Mix) - this song is a really vast upbeat Club/Dance tune. A pleasant remix of a track done by kinky dove. Would be an ideal song if you need to get moving! It helps to keep everything all brand new and stem out to more listeners. The singing provides a great cover over the Club/Dance beat. The production is definitely the main pull in this song.
Another Girl – It is quite a cheerful track. There are two singers in the song and they both provide diverse vocals. The girl having a melodious voice and the man’s who in which has low lively voice. The drum and guitar riffs are outstanding in this song. As well as the vocals being immense going with the beat of the song really well.
Some Kind Of Fool – This song is a tad slower then the earlier song and speeds up a fragment for the chorus. The drum beat is grand, has really high-quality rhythm with this track and the guitar and drum go together like a couple. This song has again a truly first-class guitar riff and difference between the two singers.
To bring to a close kinky dove’s self titled EP is an in fact a superb EP which has great contrast between the female singer and the male one. Whether or not if there is any additional remix’s in the future from kinky dove, it helps to widen their audience. Really huge EP a have got to have this June the 15th.
“Jason Statham” is the new tune from Men With Ven set to roll out the 1st of June on iTunes. Just a few days before Jason Statham’s new movie spy. This could serve as a great official track for a tribute! It has the potential to be just that, but if not it still serves as a perfect unofficial tribute! If the tribute does get out to Jason Statham then you will have no trouble in seeing Men With Ven glide to the top of the charts!
Check out the video (Without a feature from Jason Statham just yet) here:
Vida have a unique sound which has been compared to the likes of; Arctic monkeys, The Black Keys and Oasis. Having being compared to the best of the genre, they are really gaining reputation. They were also handpicked to play XFM’s this feeling shows several times. With array of really nice guitar riffs, nice drum rhythm and melodies. It’s not hard to see why! Vida are definitely a UK band to watch this year. The double track is scheduled for release June the 15th
Yeti love is a duo with great song writing and really unique music influences. With one half of the duo (Hamilton) being influenced by his own ancestry being half Spanish. A big influence for him was the folk traditions at his hometown Galicia. As well as his rhythm influence being from Celtic roots music. And you can see that from their new single “Lonely Road” out June the 15th and it is a must get for people who would like to try new unique music with a hybrid mix of “alt-rogue-folk-rock”!Links: