New single from Ciqala: ‘Caving’

Alternative, Electronica, Uncategorized

Check out the new single from alternative-electronic artist, Ciqala, entitled ‘Caving’ here!

Ciqala is the new musical vehicle of Israeli artist and singer-songwriter, Yafit Rahamim-Fleisher, who has teamed up with producer Shai Pelled to form their dark and evocative electro-rock single, ‘Caving’. Well worth a listen!

 

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_PmXSSU1fIjx14fmbzvsdg

http://www.yfi-music.com/ciqala

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‘Home’ by James Kennedy

Alternative, Rock

James Kennedy is a hugely experienced musician having formerly fronted Welsh hardcore-rock band, Kyshera, and now he is transferring these talents to working on his own solo material.

Unfortunately for James, he encountered problems after touring all over Europe with Kyshera as he began to suffer from depression. Yet on the bright side, James turned to his passion for songwriting and music as a way of relieving his depression and this process has formed his new introspective album, ‘Home’. Evidently, from the name of the record, James is in a much better place now and this is reflected through the new songs.

Although Kyshera had a very distinct brand of aggressive alt-rock, James has re-directed his style as a solo artist to a more signer-songwriter rock sound. There are still elements of classic rock, including heavy guitars and solos, but he has also employed some killer hooks that make for a particularly catchy form of a seemingly dying genre.

The entirely self taught musician was attended the Welsh College of Music & Drama where he developed his musical talents, before working in a recording studio. James then used the skills he had learnt to form his own label, Konic Records.

Titled the 32nd sexiest man in Wales, James Kennedy doesn’t just have soulful, raspy vocals and a dynamic performance style. Drawing similarities with Prince, The Script and Paolo Nutini, Home reflects Kennedy’s journey of depression from dark to light.

Home is out on 31st March 2017.

Find out more on James Kennedy here:

www.jameskennedystuff.com

www.instagram.com/JamesKennedyUK

www.youtube.com/user/jameskennedystuff

www.twitter.com/JamesKennedyUK

https://soundcloud.com/jameskennedyuk

www.facebook.com/JamesKennedyUK

The Maladaptive Solution release new song describes as an assignment

Alternative

Describes as more of an assignment than a song, The Maladaptive Solution’s ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is a new form of brainwash for the nation. The contemporary spiritual pop group use music as a medium to subtly teach whilst still having a classic but modern sound.

Influences by all eras and genres of music, the mysterious group aim to create memorable songs with fantastic production. Front man Brad Beard has said to have recieved feedback from listeners saying they’d cried or felt a strong sense of happiness when listening to the song. The unique track can be interpreted by the individual in however way they wish, making it accessible for all. Contributors to The Maladaptive Solution include Brad Beard, Michael Carpenter, Michael Giblin, Jimmy Haber and Kylie Whitney.

Watch the lyric video for ‘Ontology (Form and Content) here:

INJIN Releases ‘Tennessee’

Alternative, Folk, Rock

INJIN is clearly no stranger to the world of rock’n’roll, having performed in a number of bands and rubbed shoulders with the likes of Santana’s band and even Jimi Hendrix’s drummer. Using this experience that he has accumulated over the years, the talented songwriter is back with his own work and the new track, ‘Tennessee’.

Chanelling an 80s synth-rock style for ‘Tennesseee’, INJIN is reigniting a retro sound for the modern day which is sure to appeal to a wide audience. A difficult childhood has influenced his songwriting in a big way which aims to diverge from the ‘conveyor belt’ material that is constantly churned out in the music industry.

The track is accompanied by a visually stunning and picturesque video, featuring INJIN himself wandering the landscape of the countryside, seemingly in search of something, but what exactly is not clear.

During his youth, at the age of around 7, INJIN mysteriously stopped growing which led to some difficult formative years for him. Fortunately, he was one of a select few chosen for ground breaking treatment that managed to cure him. 

INJIN’s difficult past gave him the knowledge and experience he needed and he soon grew in confidence to push musical boundaries by re-arranging songs from the likes of Pink Floyd, Ten Years After and Deep Purple with his cover band Ruby Spoon. I N J I N took the name Ruby Spoon to America where he began to embrace the rock lifestyle and his powerful vocals helped him gain a strong following.

INJIN is a believer that music has lost that personal touch that it once had, so his aim with ‘Tennessee’ was to bring back the emotive edge, using forgotten instruments that blend beautifully with his raw vocals. Exploring different moods with a late 1800, early 1900s sound, I N J I N’s music has a mystical haunting sound, marrying pacific wind instruments with electric guitars.

Find out more here:

Links:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGESmecNfwnIsyXiJFIwxw

https://soundcloud.com/user-474221544

https://twitter.com/injinrogerjames

http://www.injin.co.uk/

Symphonic Rock from Bayonesse

Alternative, Experimental, Rock

Bayonesse is the musical vehicle of artist and singer, Christy Lee Rogers, and Ryan Murphy. The duo create hauntingly beautiful rock music, with an epic feel and quality musicianship.

The duo have shifted their passions from art to music after realising it is the most “powerful and intense” art form in which to express their thoughts, whilst finding peace and understanding within the chaos of society. The alternative single ‘Angel Touching Down’ from their upcoming album, Bleeding Heart, will be released alongside a dark and mysterious underwater music video.

The video stars actress Elisabeth Donaldson and Bayonesse themselves and was edited by award winning filmmaker Ray Izad-Mehr. The video provides the perfect visuals tot the feel of the music and it displays the underlying darkness in their heart-felt lyrics.

Rogers’ powerful passion for music always controlled her art and she soon found that it was the most effective way to express her thoughts. By early 2016 Rogers joined Murphy to form Bayonesse and with their clash of musical influences from Bjork to The Kills, they have formed a unique and unusual sound that brings something  slightly left-field to the table.

Links:

http://www.bayonesse.com

https://soundcloud.com/bayonesse

https://www.instagram.com/bayonesse/

https://www.facebook.com/Bayonesse-930655520323706/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3InZxvRcyXI9hubyV2OlLA

Contemporary pop artist Junkerry releases single ‘As We Are’ alongside soon to be Virtual Reality video

Alternative, Electronica, Pop

Contemporary pop artist Junkerry has released her new single ‘As We Are’ blending her classical Indian influences with elements of electronic, indie and pop. The single has been released alongside a unique music video, which takes the viewer on a journey.

Junkerry has collaborated with Dior designer Patrick Morgan and the Google Tilt Team to transform the music video into the first ever Virtual Reality music video. She is in discussion to form a fascinating musical experience for ‘As We Are’.

Watch the 2D video of ‘As We Are’ here:

Listen to the striking Javelin and their track ‘Light Out’

Alternative, Uncategorized

The track is from the album ‘Hi Beams’

Javelin’s highly anticipated second full length album “Hi Beams“. The record represents a more holistic approach to writing and recording than previously attempted by the band. Lyrics and vocal harmonies are for the first time foregrounded in decidedly songlike forms, while the songs are made to be performed in concert rather than as a patchwork of fragmented, glittery shards.

Listen here: