Les Kirsh: ‘Tell Me To My Face’

Pop, Rock, Soul

If you’ve always been a bit of a soul fan, but are disappointed that the genre has seemingly died, then don’t despair as 70s soul-man Les Kirsh has resurrected his singing career with 3 re-mastered singles, which he self-categorises under his own label of ‘modern-soul’.

Consequently, there are a few other elements from other genres mixed in there, from pop, rock and even a little bit of dance, but as always with Les, soul is at the heart of play.

Back in the 70s, Les’ career was stopped in its tracks by a terrible car crash and it is only now that he is returning to his glory days.

Check out more on Les here:

https://soundcloud.com/leskirsh

https://www.facebook.com/LesKirshMusic/

https://twitter.com/LesKirshMusic

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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

Tradiio Recordings – METASIC – NEW DESIGN

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There’s always been something thrilling and feral about the marriage of distorted guitar and pounding drums, but Metasic bring a melodic twist to the genre not often seen.

Not a political band by design, the lyrics simply came to Joshua as part of an impassioned protest against what he sees as a growing tide of bigotry and inequality in the UK – a keenly felt observation from a working class, mixed race observer.

You can hear the single here:

No stranger to turning heads in the industry even at an early stage, Metasic are now hoping that their new single can help them capitalise on the attention they’re getting from within the business. Having supported The Hoosiers, the band were also handpicked by We Are Scientists to be included on a tribute album, covering their track ‘Call Backs’.

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This is the second release on Tradiio Recordings, a new record label set up to release the best performing artists on Tradiio, a music discovery app for iOS, Android and Web.

Tradiio is available here:

Web – http://tradiio.com

iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tradiio-discover-new-music/id882599955?mt=8

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tradiio&hl=en_GB

Links:

www.soundcloud.com/metasic

www.facebook.com/metasic

www.twitter.com/metasic

Bentley Jones stuns with new EP, ‘The Prequel’

Dance

Song smith Bentley Jones returns with a glowing new release combining rock, pop and electronica to create a unique sound and style. This is the most streamline release you will hear this year and something you don’t want to miss out on.

Most artists would be content in achieving less than half of what Bentley Jones has managed to over his illustrious career. His first single debuted at #5 in the Japanese Charts without any promotion and he was the first British artist to release a Japanese album on a major label. He also recorded and performed with May J and achieved several chart topping dance hits for the likes of Madonna, will.i.am, Sia and Ariana Grande to name just a few!

Having been compared to David Guetta, will.i.am and Avicii, Bentley Jones is keen to cement his place as a leading performer and so far he’s been successful in that aim.  Jones has collaborated with Curtis Young who happens to be the son of Dr Dre, on a number of releases. His version of “West End Girls” was adored by Neil Tenant and even Lady Gaga follows him on Twitter!

Listen to ‘Follow You Down’ here: https://youtu.be/tQegrTURzYs

Although Bentley is loved by the industry and fans alike, he feels it is time for change, and looks to  explore the social conformities and pigeon holed genres that are associated with male artists in his music. Having come from a labour orientated family, Bentley knows the meaning of hard work and has strived his whole life to achieve success which he feels often contrasts with the manufactured pop stars of today’s world.

Bentley Jones is a very diverse character. Not only a musician and writer, Bentley was part of a string of sold out shows with the Birmingham Opera were he utilised his extensive dance talents to great acclaim. He is also a trained fitness instructor, gymnast and swimmer whilst also being a fantastic dancer and extraordinary singer.

His infectious pop laden hooks and variance in genres and styles makes Bentley Jones an instant hit. His new tracks ooze class and style whilst getting your head bobbing and feet tapping. It is a testament to his musical genius that he manages to adhere to the established genres that made him famous whilst also being able to incorporate new influences to create truly original sounds.

Melodically, sonically and lyrically Bentley Jones has created a flawless release which will appeal to people of all walks of life and tastes in music. The EP will be released on August 31st.

Links:

http://www.bentleyjones.com/

http://youtube.com/BentleyJonesMusic

https://soundcloud.com/bentleyjones

http://facebook.com/bentleyjonesmusic

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CoffeePot Drive offer bespoke rock thrills certain to impress

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They say practice makes perfect and this is most definitely the case with Croydon’s latest jangly, blues-fuelled rock offering, Coffeepot Drive. Subtly combining the hook laden guitar of Alabama Shakes with a huge vocal presence reminiscent of The Supremes, Coffee Pot Drive is a band that cannot be missed.

Listen here:

Coffeepot Drive does themselves immense credit by creating a record that is both delicate and hard hitting. The lyricism and musicality in the record evokes emotion and pleasure in equal measure. So many personal experiences and hilarious episodes have influenced this release it’s hard not to be endeared to the group.

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Their live presence stands up to their recording quality with the band having already sold out acclaimed London venue Ronnie Scott’s and residencies at The New Cross Inn and The Spice of Life. Described as “Dirty Soul” Coffee Pot Drive has spread their wings and count names as lofty as Pixie Lott amongst their fans. She invited them to play her showcase in August, a testament to their wide ranging appeal.

“Hey Suzy!” will be available from August 17th followed by album “Edge of Town” out on August 31st.

Live:

27/6– Paper Dress Vintage – Shoreditch, London

3/7 New Cross Inn – New Cross, London

18/7 Hootananny – Brixton, London

 

Links:

Website: http://coffeepotdrive.com

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

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/CoffeePotDrive

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Estrella new single ‘We Will Go On’

Rock

New single, from the upcoming album of the same name, to be released on June 8th

You can hear it for yourself here:

Tour Dates – Estrella / Enuff Z’Nuff

13/05 – The Underworld, London – England

14/05 – The Leopard, Doncaster – England

15/0 – The Scene, Swansea – Wales

16/05 – The Globe, Cardiff – Wales

17/05 – The Diamond Rock Club, Antrim – Northern Ireland

18/05 – Bannermans Bar, Edinburgh – Scotland

19/05 – The Diamond, Sutton-in-Ashfield – England

20/05 – The Iron Road, Evesham – England

22/05 – Independence Live, Madrid – Spain

23/05 – Monasterio, Barcelona – Spain

24/05 – El Veintiuno, Huesca – Spain

Festivals

11/06 – Download – Doghouse Stage

28/06 – Wildfire – South Lanarkshire

28/08 – Glammed Out – Camden, Purple Turtle

Links:

www.estrellarocks.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/estrellarocks

Twitter – www.twitter.com/estrella_rocks

YouTube – www.youtube.com/officialestrella

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Looking for Liam insist you ‘Take What You Need’ with new single

Indie, Rock

Exciting new track to be unleashed on June 1st

A hard hitting melodic rock group with echoes of Incubus with added rawness, Looking For Liam are a four piece band from Essex who have also been compared to the wide ranging indie sounds and created an anthemic fusion of Muse, Coldplay and Arctic Monkeys. That those acts are so unique in their approach gives you an idea of what is so special about Looking For Liam – their ability to write indie-rock music with a number of different styles and tropes.

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Formed in 2010, they first gained momentum in 2011 with a Battle of the Bands competition win, BBC Introducing coverage and a debut EP. Since then they have added another Battle of the Bands contest victory plus an appearance at Brownstock Festival to their CV, and with new single ‘Take What You Need’ coming on June 1st their stock is set to rise further.

On the booming single, lead vocalist and songwriter Tom Harper-Ward had this to say:

“‘Take What You Need’ is a true representation of our sound and musical direction. We hope you enjoy it!”

Hear the track for yourself here:

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Brilliantly self-produced, the track above is a great example of their layered and intricate approach to songwriting, with heavier moments acting as punctuation to the more contemplative sections. It’s hugely impressive work from a band who are still only in their late teens, but show a great deal of maturity in their music.

With four members who share a deep love for creating music, and tastes that overlap to create their varied indie back catalogue, Looking For Liam are a band who not only benefit from a great deal of talent at present, but the great potential to expand on it. That makes this band one of the most exciting in the UK right now.

Looking for Liam are:

Tom Harper-Ward – Lead Guitar/Keyboard/Vocals

Jordan Spowart – Rhythm Guitar

Sam House – Bass Guitar/Backing Vocals

Charlie Townsend – Drums/Backing Vocals

Links:

www.lookingforliam.com/

www.facebook.com/LookingforLiam

www.twitter.com/lookingforliam