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SIGALA, KIKO BUN, CROOKERS, CULTURE SHOCK, BECKY HILL AND STOOSHE JOIN THE SUMMER FESTIVAL SEASON’S BIGGEST CLOSING PARTY
Taking from all corners of pop, urban and dance music, Sundown Festival returns in 2016 with its biggest lineup yet. With huge names already announced including headliners Chase & Status and Jason Derulo, pop superstars Jess Glynne and Fleur East and grime godfathers Dizzee Rascal and Kano, even more names are joining the party!
Since toppling Bieber off of the top spot in the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart with his smash hit ‘Easy Love’, Norwich’s own Sigala has become one of the country’s most in demand DJs and producers. His current single, the Nile Rogers and John Newman collaboration ‘Give Me Your Love’, is a summery slice of tropical house and his set on the main stage is not to be missed. Also joining the main stage lineup are purveyor of sun-soaked, infectious reggae Kiko Bun, BRIT nominees Stooshe and chart-topping pop starlet Becky Hill.
With Sundown teaming up with Defected, Ministry Of Sound, UKF and Drum & Bass Arena this year to bring two dance-dedicated tents to the festival full of some of the biggest names in house, dnb, garage and more, those looking to party the weekend away need look no further. Joining the Defected In The House stage is Italian house master Crookers and over in the Drum & Bass Arena, Ram Records’ Culture Shock joins the already stacked lineup.
Expanding in 2016 to three stages for the first time, Sundown Festival is the essential closing party of the summer festival season for revelers looking for one last dance in the sun.
Following on from the rousing success of their 2012 record “Death Valley Duchess”, Nottingham stoner rock crew Widows are soon to head into Skyhammer Studios in Cheshire to record their new album “Oh, Deer God”, which is set for release in November 2016. Their first record with new bassist, Phil Emblin.
Guitarist James Kidd had this to say about the upcoming new release:
“It's been a long time since our last release so we're super excited to be back in the studio and we are definitely bringing the riffs!.
With Phil joining us on bass, we’re finally writing as a whole band again. His influence has inevitably crept into the writing process and helped us evolve to come up with something darker and more aggressive than the last album. The new stuff is definitely more stripped back, and heavier than our previous offerings. Given the sound we’re going for with the 7 tracks on “Oh Deer God”, Skyhammer was the obvious choice.
Chris is a great engineer and Adam (vocals) and I had wanted to work with him for a long time before Skyhammer and Widows even existed. He’s been at the helm of a bunch of excellent albums over the last few years so we know he’ll steer us right. Don’t worry though, that Widows groove is still firmly front and centre!”
Formed in 2008, Widows play music you can raise a beer and swing a fist to,
and they do it hard, fast and loud. With bone crushing grooves and an undeniable swagger!
Influenced by the likes of Down, Kyuss, and Clutch, Widows released their debut EP, “Raise the Monolith”, in 2010. The subsequent shows bolstered their reputation as an impressive live band as they chewed up venues and damaged people’s hearing across the UK.
Their next album, Death Valley Duchess”, was recorded after a desert rock pilgrimage by members James and vocalist Adam to the Californian desert in a bid to inspire both the music and album artwork. It was released worldwide in 2012 followed by several tours across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia, and supported with playlisting on Kerrang! Radio and Propeller TV’s Metal Tuune and Tuune Rocks shows. All this next to a string of killer shows with Tombstones, Orange Goblin, and Valient Thorr and festivals including Desert Fest 2012 (London), Waterfront Festival 2010/14 (Nottingham), Hockley Hustle 2014 (Nottingham), Riff Fest 2014 (Bolton) Macmillan Fest 2015 (Nottingham) and Mammothfest 2015 (Brighton).
Eurovision Song Week always sees a spike in the number of people singing karaoke after their Eurovision parties.
Industry leader Sunfly, who have just launched a unique customisable streaming service (sunflystreaming.com) have research to show that the UK still leads the way as the biggest consumers of karaoke in Europe.
Here is the Top 15 countries downloading or streaming karaoke:
1. United Kingdom
Of course an honourable mention must go to Australia too who would have come 4th in the above list - if they were actually in Europe!
The Breaking Pattern are currently storming Pheonix's rock scene and are readying themselves to make waves globally with their new album 'There are Roadmaps in Our Veins'. A mixture of pop punk, indie and indie rock, the album is a collective arrangement of the bands technical ability.
Citing emo and pop-punk acts such as Real Friends, The Wonder Years, Man Overboard and The Hotelier as influences the band are in a strong position. The album lyrically tackles the theme of failing relationships. Frontman Derek Hackman explains: ‘The album is somewhat of a break-up album, chronicling the various stages of a doomed relationship from the moments leading up to the split until the resolution and recovery. I say “somewhat” because it is not a concept album. The songs do not tell one specific story, but are a compilation of personal experience and the stories I’ve witnessed from friends who had their own hearts disintegrated into red dust.’
Lead track of the album 'Let Love go' demonstrates this, showing just how much this band has to offer and how underappreciated they are.
They've got a new video coming soon, but check out the promo here
Jo's artistry is sleek Pop-Soul-R&B, evoking Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Beyoncé, Celine Dion and Leona Lewis.
As a child, Jo displayed rugged flamboyance, turning every public opportunity into a chance to flaunt her powerful singing and performing skills. Parallel to this outward display of creativity her unbridled expressiveness confounded her parents. "I have always been loud, to the point that my father would as a joke regularly serve a bowl of painkillers to visitors. Although it stopped being funny to me, he always got a laugh," she recalls.
The fun party song features an explosively catchy chorus and energetic synth-driven instrumental, produced by Brisbane beat smith Stuart Stuart. Grammy Award winning engineer Bob Ludwig (Madonna, Daft Punk, Coldplay, Nirvana, Train, Mariah Carey, David Bowie) personally quoted the track as “Catchy as Hell”.
Australia may be exiting summer right now, but here in the Northern hemisphere it’s right on time!
"You can push aside your passions and dreams, but eventually they will scream out to you, and you just have to do what you were meant to do," Jo Cooper
It's a new era for Jo Cooper as she is currently building her live profile, releasing her latest single ‘Touch The Sky’ and electrifying audiences with her natural theatricality and honest sensual charms.
Swimming with Pirahana's, the third album release from London based Japanese Fighting Fish, is one to watch. As the title suggests these guys have made something that's very much their own. The band have been working with Tim Young at Air-Edel studios in London, a legend in his own right working with The Beatles and The Clash. The album's title comes from the real life wild experiences of Karlost and drummer Sweetman in Ecuador whilst staying with a Quechan tribe when they took a dip in the Amazon River, so not your usual album inspiration. But there's nothing ordinary about these guys, the new album is a perfect display of their technical ability and charismatic nature.
For fans of Royal Blood, The Black Keys, Queens of The Stone Age
Putting his own spin on hip hop Young Malak creates a grungey mixture of hip hop and grime. Reminscent of early Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt and OFWGKTA Young Malak has set a high bar for himself. 'The Messenger' is his latest mix tape, and is part of his work with The Keys Collective.
Title track ‘The Messenger’ is a dark outpouring of feelings set to a spacey beat, whilst ‘Avoid the Vortex’ sees the rapper playing impressively with his flow over a grimy sawtooth-synth beat. The visuals are fittingly trippy.
Young Malak explains the source of his introspective lyrics: ‘One point in my life I was lost stuck trying to figure myself out as well as my self-purpose and the more I searched inside myself I began to overtime breakdown my thoughts and feelings to help me remember me. The more you understand your own self the more you will understand this world, and if you can understand this world you realise everything in the universe is one.’
New York Indie Rockers Newborn are ready to shake up things for rock and roll, their new track Beautiful Disguise, and are set to release their new EP this Summer.
The band take influence from Muse, Nirvana, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Arctic Monkeys, who set a high bar for the band.
The upcoming EP, self-titled Newborn, was mastered by Joe Laporta, who has worked with artists as esteemed as David Bowie, Foo Fighters, The Weeknd, The Killers and Imagine Dragons, set to be released June 14th the EP combines indie rock tracks with old school rock and roll. This band are definitley one to watch.
'Beautiful Disguise' is the latest release from the band, follows up on previous single turn around, who's video you can see here.
The track centres around people's fascination with beauty, ' There's a big old empty space/ and a smile that cracks your face'.
With the original becoming a UK number 1 selling record and winning Best British Album at the Brit Awards, it’s a tall order to take on this new wave masterpiece but the guys do it brilliantly.
It’s one of those situations where the songs become completely new creations of their own as the electro sound transforms the album into a whole new place. This is a really interesting album – it conjures up many different emotions that change with every listen (well for me anyway).
You can hear a promo of it on Johnny Normal’s Soundcloud here:
“Ant Music” achieved platinum certification when it came out – but this adaptation is metallic in an underground ominous way. It’s a stirring version of the legendary song that is definitely worth a listen.
The Football Association of Wales are excited to announce that Manic Street Preachers will release the official Wales EURO 2016 song on 20 May 2016.
‘Together Stronger (C’mon Wales)’ celebrates past and present members of the squad and their appearance in a major football tournament for the first time in over half a century. All profits from the song will go to the Princes Gate Trust and Tenovus Cancer Care.
Wales are playing Northern Ireland (24 March) and Ukraine (29 March) in preparation for the EURO 2016 Finals in France this summer and Manic Street Preachers met up with Wales National Team Manager, Chris Coleman and members of the Wales squad at training to film an accompanying music video.
Tickets for the match between Wales and Northern Ireland at the Cardiff City Stadium on Thursday, 24 March can be purchased here:http://bit.ly/1PGvJQj. The game kicks off at 7.45pm.
Speaking about the collaboration with the Manic Street Preachers, Chris Coleman said: “It was fantastic to be involved with such an iconic Welsh band. Manic Street Preachers have been passionate Welsh football supporters and all the lads enjoyed the experience and joined in. It is also great to be supporting such worthwhile causes in the Princes Gate Trust and Tenovus Cancer Care.”
‘Together Stronger (C’mon Wales)’ is being released at the same time as Manic Street Preacher’s 20th Anniversary re-issue of their hugely successful fourth album ‘Everything Must Go’.
The re-issue of ‘Everything Must Go’ will come as a digital download, double cd and box set which over the formats will include vinyl, CD’s, DVD’s and a book. The band’s 21 song performance at the Nynex Arena in Manchester to over 20,000 people on 24 May 1997 has been fully restored will be available in full for the first time both on CD and DVD and long-time collaborator BAFTA Award-winning director Kieran Evans (Kelly & Victor) has shot a new film to accompany the album. This comes 20 years to the day of the albums’ original release and this year the band celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their formation in Blackwood, South Wales.
Although some songs from ‘Everything Must Go’ are still cornerstones of Manic Street Preachers gigs, several of the album tracks haven’t been played live since ’96 and they will be playing the record in full at the previously announced shows for the first time, which finish at a stadium show in Swansea on 28 May 2016, just prior to the start of EURO 2016 in June.
13 May LIVERPOOL, Echo Arena
14 May BIRMINGHAM, Genting Arena
16/17 May LONDON, Royal Albert Hall
20 May LEEDS, First Direct Arena
21 May GLASGOW, The SSE Hydro
(all with Editors)
28 May SWANSEA, Liberty Stadium
(with Super Furry Animals and Public Service Broadcasting)
New Electronic pop song ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’ from Andrea Di Giovanni
‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’ is the new fun electronic pop song from Andrea Di Giovanni. The song is inspired by his vitiligo:
‘I started to see vitiligo as my edge and distinctive characteristic of my personality, a strength. I decided to show it in the covert art-work of the single, ‘taking care of myself’ means also the ability to transform what you’ve always considered weaknesses into beautiful strengths.’
Andrea also has an EP ‘Soultrip’ on the way scheduled for release in July.
Back on stage this coming summer with a very special live performance once a month and for this season only are the iconic UK funk/soul/pop group IMAGINATION!
Original co-founder Errol Kennedy, is thrilled to be returning to Ibiza with the opening at LAS DALIAS on Thursday 16th June starting at 22:00 (doors open H.19:00).
You will be guaranteed a flashback with enough music and lights to keep you going in the heat of the night that you'll most likely find yourself burning up and wondering was that just an illusion?
Totally charmed by the true Ibiza, Errol agreed to three more performances: 24th July, 25th August and 25th September to give everybody on the island a chance to dance and party together – of course all at the brilliant LAS DALIAS!
2016 is an important year in music history – 35 years since IMAGINATION's distinctive groovy bass-line sounds first hit the airwaves and gold lame hit the dance floors around the globe.... in fact it was 1981 when they released their chart-breaking platinum debut single (and also platinum debut album!) BODY TALK, which ultimately led the band to become the funk-soul-pop legends the name IMAGINATION is now known for over three decades later.
A significant milestone like this needs celebrating and so does Errol Kennedy, who is a producer also in addition to being the co-founder and drummer of the band. He will be releasing a BRAND NEW and UPBEAT POP single entitled “YOU CAN BE (All You Want To Be)”. The song is super uplifting and encourages people to follow their desires to become what they want to be.
Produced by Errol himself, he also co-wrote the song along with Mike Edmond, Patrick Brathwaite and Robert Taylor. Lead vocals by Rohan Reckord. Mixed by Paulo Silva & Errol Kennedy. Cover design by Kriss Höss (#KDeluxeLDN).
Release due on 29/04/2016 (all major online stores and here
Earlier this year, to let the legacy of IMAGINATION live on, Errol Kennedy also released a very special ”GREATEST HITS LIVE” album which he recorded when touring the UK with his own band during their UK tour in 2010-11. The album features not just all of Imagination's hits like SO GOOD SO RIGHT, CHANGES, MUSIC AND LIGHTS, IN AND OUT OF LOVE, BURNING UP (to name but a few) and of course IMAGINATION's signature hit JUST AN ILLUSION but it also includes bonus tracks such as special instrumental versions and a fantastic live version of the new single YOU CAN BE (All You Want To Be).
You who think that Ibiza is only electronic dance music will be surprised! This magical atmosphere in the heart of the magnificent island is not to be missed, two stages full of unique music to dance to in the familiar and friendly surroundings of LAS DALIAS. Warming Up the night and crowd will be Jessica Henderson (Diva Jess) from Ibiza Global Radio with her pure deep funk DJ session just before the concert. From midnight the main room's volume will be pumped up to the “Black Dance” night with a selection of pure pre- electronic dance music sessions from the last century by Cloud J Deep performing with live resident musicians such as Trace Harris, Domenico Caputo and friends. They are well known to surprise everybody by playing unforgettable sessions. And all this will be captivated by the best surrounding visuals by Innocence00. With a ticket price of only €15 for pre-sales and €20 on the door, residents and tourists of all ages are strongly recommended to: “... put on your favourite dancing shoes and let’s party with the best live soul-funk @Ibiza”. Music is life. Press Release written by Kriss Höss (PR & Creative Management Imagination feat. Errol Kennedy) in cooperation with Claudio Seggio (CloudJDeep)
Pre sales online by Ticketea
London-based folk singer-songwriter Lir Shilton is marking her debut single release with 'Flower',taken from her upcoming debut album, ‘Nothing But A Ghost’, mixed by John Cornfield (Neil Halstead, The Verve).'Flower' is a slow-core alternative folk song, written about Lir Shilton's beloved dog and lead by her classical guitar fingerpicking style and a soft downtempo drumming.Lir’s pure troubadour songwriting skills and soothing voice tells an honest story that immediately pierces the listener's heart. These are marked exceptionally in this single release.
Based in London, UK,born and raised in Ashkelon, Israel, Lir began her interest in music at an early age. When she was 4 years old, attending a family wedding, she was fascinated with the saxophone player and refused to go home. The next day she had found a toy recorder and intuitively began to play all her favorite Disney songs. At the age of 8 she took piano lessons, and was then accepted to an art-focused elementary school where she experienced music and stage arts. Lir had taught herself to play the guitar, and by the age of 14, wrote her first song. From that point on, she had played with various bands and ensembles in many venues and festivals in Israel.
In 2010 Lir joined the IDF for her mandatory 2 year service serving as part of the official army band where she contributed vocals, guitar and keyboard parts. During her service, she performed for various army and state officials, and had her original song featured on Israel’s most popular radio station, ‘Galgalaz’.In 2012 Lir had digitally released an EP titled ‘Director’s Cut’.Later that year, she moved to the UK to pursue her art. She played in many venues such as ‘O2 Academy Islington’, ‘The Water Rats’, ‘Brixton Jamm’ and various radio stations across the UK. Alongside her partner, Sir. O, she co-founded GoPro Sessions, which was praised by Go Pro, band A-ha, and was also featured on the American magazine 'Acoustic Guitar'.
She is currently working on her debut album, alongside John Cornfield (The Verve, Neil Halstead), to be released on MishMish Records.
Ronoc is set to re-release his song ‘Battling On’ which raised money for local charities through his first release after having had chart success on Amazon.
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Ronoc is an artist who has a clear vision of his ambitions. Not only is he an exceptional songwriter but he also uses his art to help others. Having raised money with his new single ‘Battling On’ for local charities in Loughborough at the end of last year, the singer is now re-releasing his heartfelt single for a wider audience. Having already earned support from BBC Leicester and BBC Introducing East Midlands, Ronoc is solidly climbing his way up to bigger endeavours.
‘Battling On’ carries a strong message about how we keep going on, no matter how tough times might be.
As a one man band, Ronoc is used to writing and producing his own material. He has perfected his techniques after studying a music degree in London at The Institute Of Contemporary Performance. In order to portray is abilities to perform without the help of other musicians he has come up with a 21st century solution of playing live gigs with a band consisting solely of himself.
The singer has gone on to making a name for himself in his hometown Leicester and Loughborough, where he currently lives. He has raised money for Loughborough charities such as the hospices Rainbows and LOROS as well as PACE, an organisation helping people in poverty. “When it came to releasing this single, with the message behind the song being so powerful, it was a natural decision to donate all revenue from downloads and streaming to three local charities that I support. The meaning relates very well with each of these charities and all people involved” , says the songwriter.
The song managed to get to number 91 in the Amazon charts in overall songs and for a while Ronoc saw himself placed next to David Bowie at number 3 on the Amazon rock charts during the initial stages of the release.
Musically, the singer/songwriter has a variety of different influences. As someone who has an eclectic taste in music, he listens to bands from the Red Hot Chili Peppers to Arctic Monkeys while at the same time appreciating music by Justin Timberlake or Seal. With an all-embracing attitude towards music, his own sound is difficult to categorise. Taking components of rock/pop a la Paul Weller or Sting and giving them a more mature character, often with hints of jazz or folk, Ronoc creates somewhat of a worldly touch with his music which ultimately makes his songs both unique and interesting.
Ronoc has started his solo career two years ago after having previously played with the indie band The Vacations who had been featured on MTV and played the main stage at Strawberry Fields Festival in Leicester in 2013.
Currently, the artist is charity busking in Leicester as a lead up to an event he is organising at a local church in Loughborough on 27th February this year. This event will once again raise money for the charities he supported during the first release of ‘Battling On’.
The re-release of ‘Battling On’ is set for 11th March 2016.
Do you have your ticket for the ultimate pop glam band of the 70s yet?
If not, then don’t delay any longer as this may be the last chance you’ll ever get to re-live up close and personal the nostalgic experience of one of the few, if not the only, virtually all original 70s chart bands that are fast becoming an endangered species! 70s hit makers The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams, the original vocalist and guitarist, John Richardson and Mick Clarke, also both 70s originals on drums and bass guitar respectively, complete this Rubettes line up with Steve Innes Etherington on Keyboards and guitar and will be touring the U.K. for only the second time since they first took the world by storm when their number one hit ‘Sugar Baby Love’ topped the charts selling over 10 million copies. With the ever increasing continuing demise of our 60s and 70s pop heroes, this is a chance not to be missed. Pop history waits for no person and ‘tributes’ aside, there really is nothing like the real thing. The upcoming ‘An Evening With’ Tour visits 55 theatre venues throughout England, Scotland and Wales and promises something entirely different to a usual concert experience.
All the hits, of which there are many, will naturally be featured plus a selection of songs that hold special significance to the band members before and during the success years together with some album tracks that they have never before performed live. All this, interspersed with recollections and often hilarious anecdotes surrounding the early years, including the real reason the ‘caps’ were adopted and what ‘Showaddywaddy’ and another famous American band had to do with the Rubettes’ success, make it the 70s show of 2016 that you won’t want to miss.
As tribute bands are steadily replacing their original counterparts in perpetuating Rock’n’Roll legends, the authenticity of the Rubettes featuring Alan, John and Mick is unique. Most of the original band members who actually played and sang on such 70s hit classics as ‘Sugar Baby Love’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Juke Box Jive’, ‘Baby I know’ and many more are still there in the band which means the songs don’t just sound the same but they are the same. It makes the whole concept of time travelling to the heyday of 70’s pop music an imminent possibility.
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Inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson, James Brown and Diana Ross, this new ‘princess of DIY pop’ certainly has the making of a star. For one she has an image, sporting a wild hairstyle like no other musician I’ve seen. Secondly and most important, she has the musical talent.
Self-produced, self-written and self-performed, ‘This is What You Get’ sees Linah Is showing off all her versatily with this energetic, infectious dance-pop tune. Diva vocals are matched with a fun nineties-flavoured instrumental.
“I started to think of all the times I’ve been in a relationship with someone who didn’t treat me the way I’d liked to have been treated”, she says, explaining the lyrics.
Penny Mob formed with the intention of creating a “new, real, honest rock n roll band with balls”.
Singles ‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’ certainly showcase this. Both are raw and politically charged, taking inspiration from punk and Britpop. The riffs are dirty and the vocals are yelled with a refreshingly Cockney-flavoured inflection.
All in all, Penny Mob are a band that sound like the place they’ve come from.
Aside from making music, lead vocalist Jamie Quinn is also a TV actor. Bassist Matt meanwhile has worked as a technician for several big rock acts including The Rifles, Pete Doherty and Circa Waves.
Synth Wave Volume 1 is a brand new compilation album featuring electronic talent from around the world.
The album challenges the apathetic and predictable current popular music scene and features an array of artists who are regularly championed by the likes of BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing, and Radio X.
‘Synth Wave Volume 1’ has been collated by the team behind the popular Electro London Festival (headlined by ex-Kraftwerk Wolfgang Flür), Analogue Nights and Synthetic City music events: Johnny Normal and Rob Green (The Department) are Electro London Records.
As Rob Green states: ‘Synth music has crept from the shadows (where it has been hiding since the mid-eighties) and is infiltrating even mainstream music these days. The majority of bands in the charts once again have a synthesizer. Synthwave takes it further, continuing the impact made by the early electronic pioneers (Kraftwerk, Human League, Soft Cell, Numan, Ultravox, Visage, John Foxx, with those incredible synthesized machine sounds fused to emotional, anthemic and impactful songs.’
Listen to a snapshot of the entire ‘Synth Wave Volume 1’ album here: https://youtu.be/iMTcwHzAiNg
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