New Music From New Artist Harris Adams: ‘Ring Ring’

Born near Sheffield but now plying his trade in London, Harris Adams is a songwriter who revels in blending the old with the new. Marrying the soulful sounds of Marvin Gaye, Ray Charles and the 60s mod vibes with the contemporary spirit of Aloe Blacc, Raphael Saadiq and Amy Winehouse, his is a unique mix of retro and modern which is beginning to beguile and turn heads wherever he goes.

Having already supported Curtis Stigers and received rave reviews at live shows from the likes of Rod Stewart, Keifer Sutherland and Johnny Depp, this is clearly an artist who knows how to make an impression.

The debut single does just that, by harking back to Ray Charles classics where he would ‘call and respond’ to his backing vocalists The Raylettes. It’s a classic trope that adds a fresh dynamic to a track, giving it a real sense of fun. The focus from Harris was to ‘keep things simple, relying on a strong catchy melody to carry the song’. It’s ambition well realised in the track, all preceded by a swinging opening riff to set the tone:

The team behind the single includes Grammy Award Winning producer Steve Sidwell and recording engineer Haydn Bendall (Van Morrison, James Blunt, Kate Bush and many more). Tracks were recorded at the world famous Air Studios, with vocal sessions at the iconic Strongroom Studios in Shoreditch and mixed by Ben Lamdin at the Fish Factory – both of namechecked by Jamie Cullum on his Interlude album.

He also assembled a team of stellar musicians to help him realise his musical ambitions in the studio. Guitarist Adam Goldsmith (Rod Stewart, Mick Hucknall) and pianist Pete Murray (John Legend, Joss Stone) were involved as well as the smoking-hot horn section led by Paul Spong (whose punchy trumpet can be heard, among many other hits, on Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk”), going some way to show how impressive Harris Adams is to those already in the industry.

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Modern Family Unit ready to revitalise modern New Wave with single ‘Mmm mmm mm aah’

Single taken from upcoming album ‘Religion’, released April 27th

Manchester based duo Gary Hilton and Steve Southern are a songwriting duo who know how to make an impact. Marrying the classic 80s sounds of the New Wave to contemporary production values, their groove led, synth heavy tunes are dripping with atmosphere, rightly described by the band themselves as a ‘Burlesque groove’.

It’s a phrase which perfectly sums up the retro stylings and the filthy rhythms of both the band as a whole and their upcoming single ‘Mmm mmm mm aah’. Influenced by the likes of New Order, Depeche Mode and Joy Division as well as the theatricality of Gorillaz.

An extremely talented pair with legitimate pedigree in the industry their fans include Factory Records founder and New Order collaborator Mark Reeder and Mercury Award nominated producer Dave Maughan (Maximo Park, Kathryn Williams) who even leant a hand with the production process. Experienced hands who know their way around the music business, this is a crowd who aren’t easy to impress, yet Modern Family Unit do it thanks to an old school approach based on both talent and respect for the music.

On top of that, the pair have a fiercely independent streak which prevents their tracks from sounding like everything else out there. Previous experiences with a record label – a two album deal just over ten years ago – ended badly, leaving a mistrust of the mainstream way of working. As Modern Family Unit, they’re now looking to make their own way as a pair who know they have each other’s backs.

And it’s a method that’s working. With a TV ad sync deal in the pipeline and great connections within the industry, Modern Family Unit are a band you’re likely to be hearing of sooner than later.

New single ‘ Mmm mmm mm aah’ will be release on March 23rd, with the album ‘Religion’ to follow on April 27th.

Links:
http://www.modernfamilyunit.co.uk
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVmVbPi1kgqWMoUBLP3VNKg

https://www.facebook.com/ModernFamilyUnit

Bad Touch – Wise Water

 

A Norfolk five-piece who are turning heads and going places in the industry, Bad Touch blend together elements of classic, 80’s rock with blues licks to create a powerhouse of melodic rock. Listing Led Zeppelin, Black Crowes and Rival Sons amongst their influences, they are a band who love to turn up the volume, but also infuse their songs with subtlety and melody.

 

It bodes well for new album ‘Halfway Home’, due out at the end of April, and you can get a taste of their style now with lead single ‘Wise Water’ out April 14th

March Tour dates with The Answer:

09 – Manchester – Academy 2

10 – Leeds – The Key Club

11 – York – Fibbers

12 – Aberdeen – Lemon Tree

13 – Glasgow – The Garage

14 – Newcastle – Riverside

16 – Grimsby – Yardbirds

17 – Liverpool – Arts Club

18-  Southend On-Sea – Chinnery’s

17 – Liverpool – Arts Club

18 – Southend On-Sea – Chinnery’s

19 – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms

20 – Birmingham – Institute Library

21 – Sheffield – Corporation

23 – Norwich – Waterfront

24 – Bristol – Thekla

25 – Brighton – Concorde 2

26 – London – O2 Academy Islington

27 – Exeter – Lemon Grove

28 – Southampton – 1865

 

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Lola Lamour with her band The Lamours are ‘Looking for Love’ with new original vintage EP

Lola Lamour

Lead single ‘Slow Motion Love Affair’ to be released on February 16th, with EP ‘Looking for Love’ released March 30th

A unique and original group influenced by the vintage era of singers such as Peggy Lee and Doris Day, singer/song writer Lola Lamour and her band The Lamours are set to release their new EP ‘Looking For Love’ this March.

 

Capturing perfectly the glamour and sparkle of the 50s and the 60s, their original music is a throwback to a time when rhythm and blues actually meant rhythm and blues and big bands ruled the musical roost. The spirit of the era is encapsulated by the EP, represented perfectly by the smooth yet racy swing of lead single ‘Slow Motion Love Affair’:

 

https://soundcloud.com/the-lamours/slow-motion-love-affair

 

This love for the past and devotion to rediscovering its magic has led Lola and The Lamours to stages all around the UK and Europe as they have grown into a name on the lips of everyone on the vintage circuit. Now, with their new release on the horizon, they have a great chance of breaking out into the mainstream, following in the footsteps of the critically acclaimed vintage darling Si Cranstoun, with whom they have shared many a stage.

 

Songwriters Lola, David Lowe, and Andy Dawson do a fantastic job of emulating the glamorous sound of the era and adding a contemporary twist.

 

Leading lady Lola is the driving force behind the burgeoning success of the group which has been featured nationally on many occasions with features and appearances in the Daily Mail, the Telegraph, Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Radio 2, GMTV and countless other outlets.

 

It’s all thanks in part to her charisma and her dedication to the vintage way of life – her home recreates the 50s/60s feel so accurately that it’s been used as a set for several TV projects. But mostly the success comes from Lola’s supreme vocal talents, song writing, and the musical backing of her Lamours.

 

The single ‘Slow Motion Love Affair’ will be released on February 16th ahead of the EP ‘Looking for Love’ which will be available March 30th

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/the-lamours

https://www.facebook.com/misslolalamour

www.lolalamour.net

Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efol9NEfQnA&feature=youtu.be

 

Check out ’27’ brand spanking new music from No Mad Karma

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No Mad Karma are a unique blend of ancient Kazakh melodies and traditional instruments crafted by composer Aidos Sagat, blended with cutting edge western soundz and lyrics by vocalist Sye who is a cousin of cult artist Amy Winehouse, and incredibly also the son of legendary 60’s vocalist Frankie Vaughan. Backed by a group of London’s finest musicians.

The first single from the band, ‘27’, is a tribute to Winehouse written by Sye shortly after her death, in which she joined Cobain, Hendrix and the other members of the so called ’27 club’. The lyrics and the video – filmed in Camden where Winehouse became so iconic – pay emotional tribute to one of our generation’s finest talents, and honours the awesome musical legacy The “27” Club has left us.

Daughter of award winning Bollywood vocalist finds her ideal sound with new single, out March 30th

Daughter of award winning Bollywood vocalist finds her ideal sound with new single, out March 30th

With a string of singles already under her belt, Shannon K is becoming something of a prolific artist when it comes to new releases. With three songs already unleashed in the past year, her fourth demonstrates a young pop artist who has really started to find her style.

Her best song yet, ‘Just Another Boy’ is a straight-forward, immediately accessible pop hit in the contemporary ‘girl power’ mould of Taylor Swift. Boasting genuine pop impact in the distorted vocals and the stilted but relentless rhythms, the track truly comes alive on the speedily delivered chorus.

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But, just when you think you’ve got the track figured out, it takes a left turn in the shape of an airy, languid middle eight, which kicks back in once more with that superb chorus. The gradual build from there to the multi-layered ending is brilliantly produced and it’s a track to be proud of with its honest, confident and powerful lyrics:

Hear the track for yourself: https://soundcloud.com/galaxy-of-stars/just-another-boy

Following on from anti-drugs single ‘Just Say No’ and festive track ‘Christmas Song’, this track marks a watershed move from Shannon K, moving on from the themed ideals of the previous releases and into serious pop territory.

No doubt it makes her father, Kumar Sanu, very proud – and he knows what it takes to make it in the music industry. A glittering career as a vocalist in Bollywood has seen him win a total of 69 awards including 64 in his native India (from Filmfare, Zee Cine, Kishore Kumarand more) plus 5 internationally (from Sunrise Radio-London, West Indian Academy, Grammy-West Indies, Bollywood Music-U.S.A. and Radio Lotus-South Africa).

With that kind of support behind her, and quality singles like ‘Just Another Boy’ now in the works, it won’t be long before Shannon K is up for her own awards.

Links:

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I’m No Barbie / One Way Or Another, the new AA side single by Laura Comfort

I'm No Barbie CDcoverRight Recordings is delighted to announce the release of I’m No Barbie / One Way Or Another, the new AA side single by Laura Comfort. I’m No Barbie is taken from Laura’s outstanding new album Don’t Ignore Me, whilst One Way Or Another is a reworking of the classic Blondie track. The release follows the success of her previous single Come Take A Ride, which reached Number 18 in the UK Club Charts.

Both tracks on the new AA side single  were recorded with the talented guitarist, Koe Naiche. Koe was discovered and nurtured by the music industry legend Dave Most of RAC Records and has worked alongside Eric Clapton, and with the legendary producer/engineer Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones). His American Indian heritage and commanding stage presence perfectly compliment Laura.

Laura recently collaborated with the acclaimed producer John Ryan (Santana,  Styx, Lynyrd Skynyrd) on her latest album Dont Ignore Me. Laura’s unique voice, song-writing talent and striking looks have catapulted her into the spotlight. Originally from New York, but now a confirmed Londoner, she began singing from an early age in school choirs and a cappella goups before joining a successful band in college, leading to an East Coast tour of the USA and early TV appearances.

After moving to London she began playing guitar, and hit the singer-songwriter scene, performing in many of London’s live venues including Ronnie Scott’s Bar, the Groucho Club and the Arts Club in Mayfair. She then hit the charts, with her first release Let the Music Take Control reaching the Top 30 in the Music Week Pop Chart, and Top 10 in the UK Club Chart, championed by BBC Radio 1. Her follow up singles, Can’t Get Enough, Mountain and Addicted were equally successful, receiving rave reviews and airplay across UK and Europe. Now with a more organic rock ’n’ roll sound, Laura is poised to storm the charts again.

www.lauracomfort.com