PVRIS Premiere New Song & Music Video For “My House”

PVRIS is a ground breaking band for Rise Records as they are the first female-fronted band to be signed to the label. Composed of lead vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald, the band are a cool, captivating mix of talent. 

The trio have a rock, pop sound and it’s truly intriguing to watch them do their thing.   

The band are set to release their debut album album White Noise on 3rd November2014. Their work has already been catching the ear and eye of many, with their music received plays on MTV as well as being highlighted with The Huffington Post & ASOS.com

You can catch their very latest video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aQz-aKvyQU

PVRIS is currently touring Japan with State Champs and will join Mayday Parade, Tonight Alive, Major League for The Honeymoon Tour in North America this October/November. Expect UK tour news in 2015.

For more information on PVRIS, please visit:

www.riserecords.com  

www.PVRIS.com 

Keep updated on PVRIS:

www.facebook.com/PVRISBandMa  

www.twitter.com/ThisIsPVRIS  

www.instagram.com/ThisIsPVRIS  

www.soundcloud.com/thisispvris  

www.youtube.com/thisispvris

New urban pop artist Halo releases ‘Highlights’ EP

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Four song collection out now following Sept 15th release date

Nigerian born, London based Halo is a rapper with a confident urban pop sound. His brand new four song EP, ‘Highlights’, was released on September 15th.

The EP, full of upbeat melodies and soulful vocals, as well as some top class production, had one aim when Halo was writing it – enjoying all the many positives in life in a world which can be focussed on the negative. As Halo puts it himself:

‘Everyday is somebody’s birthday so there’s always a reason to turn the music up’.

However, in spite of the positive aims, this isn’t a sugary take on the urban genre, and Halo’s sound has a solid, grounded feel to it. For a taste of what he’s about check out ‘Think About Me’ taken from the EP here: https://soundcloud.com/itshalomusic/halo-think-about-me-1

Halo is also not new to the music business. His career until now has already seen him working on previous projects supporting the likes of Ludacris and receiving support from across the board, including from poles apart tastemakers Tim Westwood and Tom Robinson. He also featured on an unreleased Leona Lewis track, which goes to show he isn’t starting from scratch in a music industry which is often difficult to break.

But with this new EP, Halo is taking that reputation in the industry, and looking to build on it. Keep your eyes peeled for a new video on the way too, with a new clip in development for EP opening track ‘Think About Me’.

‘Highlights’ EP tracklisting:

1. Think About Me
2. Thats What I’m About
3. Straight From the Bottle
4. You Know the Rest
The ‘Highlights’ EP is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, Beats Music, Rdio, Deezer, Shazam! and Bandcamp.

Links:
http://www.twitter.com/itshalomusic
http://www.instagram.com/itshalomusic
http://www.facebook.com/itshalomusic
http://www.youtube.com/itshalomusic
http://www.itshalomusic.bandcamp.com

Lydia Kakabadse provides an ethereal listening experience with her album “The Phantom Listeners”

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British born composer Lydia Kakabadse, grew up in a quiet market town in Cheshire, and has been composing music since the young age of thirteen. Working as a solicitor in previous years, Lydia has a talent for writing both chamber and choral music and her works include songs, string quartets, musical dramas, a cantata, song cycles for unaccompanied male vocal choir and a concert Requiem Mass. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of influences such as Middle Eastern Music, mythology, nineteenth century poets, Latin Literature and talent for dancing, Lydia has concocted a potent five-piece album which is both majestic and chimerical. When listening, one can hear the distinct allusion to Middle Eastern music, which is brilliantly interwoven within the classical themes.

 

Lydia manages to incorporate aspects of her fascinating family history within her music.   Due to her multi-national background (Greek/Austrian mother and Russian/Georgian father) Lydia was brought up within the Greek and Russian Orthodox faith, from where she drew inspiration in such works as her string quartet Cantus Planus, song cycle Cantica Sacra and also a choral piece that is still being worked on. Lydia’s heritage on her father’s side is extremely fascinating, as her paternal grandfather was deputy prime minister of Georgia from 1921 – 1933 and shortly afterwards publicly denounced Stalin.

 

One of the truly elegant singles from the album Russian Tableaux is a captivating, bitter-sweet tribute to the landscape, history and culture of Russia. For a taste of this beautiful album you can listen to Russian Tableaux available here:

 

https://soundcloud.com/quitegreatpr/lydia-kakabadse-russian-tableaux-i-mother-volg

 

Lydia’s album – “The Phantom Listeners, Arabian Rhapsody Suite, The Mermaid” – which was released in 2011, gravitates towards an ethereal experience for the listener, providing stimuli for subliminal visuals. The Latin text within The Phantom Listeners and the (English) text in The Mermaid were both written by Lydia, the first inspired by Walter de la Mare’s poem “The Listeners” and the latter by Greek mythology.  The second  track on the album – “Arabian Rhapsody Suite” was partly written whilst Lydia was undergoing breast cancer treatment in 2008, and an article was published shortly afterwards in the Eastern Daily Press depicting how much  her composing helped her through the treatment. The third track – “The Song of the Shirt”, Lydia wrote when she was just fifteen!

 

Lydia has received praise for her work from a huge variety of listeners:

 

Her music is so instantly appealing” – Music Web  International

 

“Well written, melodic and effective – characteristics of all of Kakabadse’s music” – Music web International

 

Arabian Rhapsody Suite – “its rhythms and phrasing evoked the exotic sounds of Marrakesh” (Eastern Daily Press)

 

Whilst mastering counterpoint perfectly, she makes wonderful use of her material by means of a high quality structure giving a sense of the new and vibrant and captivating the listener,” (Tamvakos – Jazz & Tzaz)

 

Listing Diana Moran amongst many others as fans of her music, Lydia can also add many prestigious venues that have played host to live performances of her music, such as Ely Cathedral, St. John’s Smith Square London, Grosvenor House London, Norwich Cathedral – “Composer is present to hear her work played to perfection” (EDP) – and the Chapel of Gonville & Caius College Cambridge, where her choral work Cantica Sacra was premiered in Feb 2014 by the Choir of Gonville & Caius College.

 

You can find out more about Lydia from her website:

 

www.lydiakakabadse.com

 

Estrella announce release of their new single “Here I Am”

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Scottish rock four-piece Estrella reveal the first single to be released from their second album. The much anticipated track, aptly named, “Here I Am’’ is set for release 24th November.

The inspiration for the track was drawn from the guys becoming fed up of being told they need to ‘get real jobs’, so in true musician style, they reacted by writing a killer song. Proud of what they do and echoing their own journey, the words ratify the need to follow your own fate.

The track rings true to Estrella’s energetic rock sound and the production is absolutely seamless. The thoughtful lyrics, teamed with powerful guitar riffs is the stuff rock hits are made of.

Some very talented veterans of the rock world have lent their hands to the making of Estrella’s new album and the album has a provenance most rock bands would envy.

“Here I am’’ was recorded at the infamous Rockfield Studios, Wales. The very studios in which Queen recorded hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  John T Sinclair, who has worked with rock heavyweights ‘Uriah Heep’, ‘The Cult’ and ‘Ozzy Osbourne band’, co-wrote and co-produced “Here I am”.  Production on the second album was overseen by Nick Brine, who has worked with and contributed to the global success of legends, The Darkness, Bruce Springsteen and Oasis.

With this hearty mix of rocking talent coming together on one project, the new album is undeniably bound for greatness. You can hear their new single ‘Here I Am’ on the link below:

https://soundcloud.com/estrellarocks/here-i-am

Estrella have been moving from strength to strength over summer and have made appearances at a wealth of rock festivals.  Dave Ritchie from Wildfire Festival (previously Les-Fest) described Estrella as,

The most exciting and entertaining, live rock band in the country, Estrella give 100% every time, simply unmissable!”.

Hard Rock Hell Festival  said, These boys know how to rock!”.

With fans of the band including Classic Rock Magazine and XFM presenters Tom Russell and noted music tastemaker Jim Gellatly, as well as setting off on a European Tour in November with Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses ex-guitarist) you will be hearing plenty more of Estrella in the coming months

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Links:

www.estrellarocks.com

Facebook – www.facebook.com/estrellarocks

Twitter – www.twitter.com/estrella_rocks

YouTube – www.youtube.com/officialestrella

Soundcloudwww.soundcloud.com/estrellarocks

Tour Dates:

11.10.14 – Dumfries – The Venue (Not part of Gilby Clarke Tour)

04.11.14 – Grimsby – Yardbirds

05.11.14 – Wakefield – Warehouse 23

06.11.14 – London – The Underworld

08.11.14 – Northern Ireland, Ballymena – Diamond Rock Club

09.11.14 – Edinburgh – Bannermans

12.11.14 – Spain, Madrid – We Rock

13.11.14 – Spain, Zaragoza – La Casa Del Loco

14.11.14 – Spain, Ourense – Sala Berlin

15.11.14 – Spain, Villafranca – Polideportivo Municipal

Singer-songwriter River Child set to ‘Start Over Again’ with debut EP

Ex-busker takes to the studio and creates a gem – released 3rd November

Based in North London, River Child is a solo singer-songwriter who specialises in classy, soulful indie/folk. With an off kilter, rare and distinctive voice, he is an ex-busker who has swapped the streets for the studio after getting some incredible feedback for his live performances.

For a taste of what River Child is all about, here is the title track from the EP, a treat of jangling guitars and that affecting vocal:

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Relatively new to the London scene having started out just under a year ago, River Child is already assured in his sound. By turns haunting and melodic, it’s music that finds its way under your skin and stays there.

Helped by producer Ian Wallman, this EP is certainly something for fans of independently minded music to savour. When it comes to River Child, there are no angles or spun news stories – simply good quality music.

Find River Child online:

www.facebook.com/riverchildmusic

Hercules Morse takes you to the ‘Edge of Life’ with new release

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New music from South Coast rockers released October 27th

A Southampton based rock group with such an impressive live show that Turbowolf said they “wished they sounded like” them, Hercules Morse are a four piece hard rock band with a sound that moves between heavy and stoner rock.

Their new release, ‘Edge of Life’, is unleashed next month and continues their penchant for creating hard edged rock tunes that still carry a melodic, infectious punch.

Listen to ‘How Do You Love Me’ taken from the EP here: https://soundcloud.com/hercules-morse/how-do-you-love-me

Recorded and mixed by Neil Kennedy (Burn The Fleet, Landscapes, Press to Meco, Don Broco) of Ranch Production house, and mastered by Alan Douches (Brand New, Bowling for Soup, Cannibal Corpse, The Dillinger Escape Plan and Sepultura), this is fresh new rock music which deserves to be found by hardcore rock fans specifically and music fans in general.

Their upcoming video also hints at their inherent sense of humour when it comes to the music, taking a tongue in cheek look at 90s nostalgia –featuring none other than former Fun House presenter Pat Sharp – so keep your eyes peeled for that on October 31th (shortly after ‘Edge of Life’ is out).

The new music represents the start of a new chapter for a band that, in a previous five-piece set-up, received plaudits from Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, as well as national press coverage from the likes of Kerrang Radio, NME, Scuzz TV and BBC 6 Music. This new release deserves to build on that success.

‘Edge of Life’ is released on October 27th.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/herculesmorseuk

https://twitter.com/herculesmorseuk   – @herculesmorseuk

http://herculesmorse.com

https://soundcloud.com/hercules-morse

https://herculesmorseuk.bandcamp.com

 

 

Cody Pennington dares you ‘To Be Me’ with new EP

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Stylish five song acoustic collection out now having been released August 16th

A singer-songwriter who was born in Nashville, Tennessee, but now residing in Suffolk, Cody Pennington is an acoustic guitar based musician with a taste for a classy turn of lyrical phrase and some effective instrumental melodies.

Nominated at the NMG awards for ‘Best Male Solo Artist 2014’ this year, he’s clearly an artist on the rise, a journey that will no doubt be aided by the release of his new, stylish five song EP.

With an extremely personal song writing style and autobiographical lyrics that speak of love and loss alongside a range of upbeat and pared back tempos, his is a range that fits perfectly in a market which is currently on the hunt for a new male voice. And what a voice it is – clear, almost rasping, and very distinct – you can hear it married to some lovely fingerpicking in the title track of the new EP:

https://soundcloud.com/codypennington/to-be-me-1?in=codypennington/sets/to-be-me-ep

It’s a vocal that has placed him on the radar of some top-level music industry people; connections which saw him play in support of the international American Idol tour when they visited Turkey (another country the travelling troubadour has resided in). To play amongst such well-regarded vocal company without sounding out of place stands the songwriter in good stead, and Pennington is hoping that’s the first of many shows on that scale.

Not bad for a vocalist who only started singing by accidentally signing up for a choir in school.

An artist laid bare by his sparse arrangements and personal writing style, perhaps Cody sums it up best himself:

“This is me. This is who I am. Judge the hell out of me.”

Links:

www.codypennington.com

www.facebook.com/codypenningtonmusic

www.twitter.com/codypmusic

www.youtube.com/theyflykites

www.soundcloud.com/codypennington