Category Archives: Pop

The Truebelles: ‘Mister Nobody’

It seems like the world of female pop groups is growing a little stale these days, but luckily, London based 3-piece, The Truebelles have turned up on the scene with their brand of female-empowering pop.

This is something that all three of the girls feel strongly about. In the past, a certain image, pushed by the media, has been portrayed in music – one that suggests there is a typical kind of of ‘beautiful’ that all girls must aspire to be. The Truebelles are opposing this stance, attempting to make young girls feel comfortable in their own skin through the powerful medium of music.

‘Mister Nobody’ is their latest single, an infectious pop tune with a super-funky infused edge that you can’t help but tap your foot to. Interestingly, the girls often take turns in singing lead vocals on different tracks, depending on the style of the song and who it suits the most.

For ‘Mister Nobody’, Lorenna takes centre stage delivering a seductive vocal performance, backed up harmoniously by Grace and Tallulah.

Each of The Truebelles have a rich musical and arts based background as Lorenna has also performed with Scottish techno-dance group, The Time Frequency, whilst Grace is a frequent gigger and Tallulah has appeared on Britain’s Next Top Model.

Together, The Truebelles are bringing something new to pop circles and there’s no doubt that you’ll be hearing their name in the near future.

Find out more here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/The-Truebelles-920344594701415/

https://twitter.com/ttruebelles

http://thetruebelles.com/

 

Pimlican release ‘Runaw’y’

If you like your R&B, then make sure to check out Pimlican’s new track, ‘Runaw’y’.

The producer and collaborative artist has a knack for creating infectious hooks, vocal ones in the case of ‘Runaw’y’, and blending them with pulsating beats and innovative instrumentation.

Having spent many a night waiting to meet music industry members in the Pimlico area of London, a name was formed for the project and now Pimlican has his own label, Belgrave Road records.

Lovers of rap and hip-hop will also find something that they love within in Pimlican’s music, his genre-crossing style drawing in crowds from almost all corners of the musical world.

Check out more on Pimlican here:

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

Adam Lanceley Returns with ‘Back To The Sunshine’ EP

After being involved in a horrific car crash during his childhood, Adam Lanceley was told he would not walk or talk again. However, he proved the Doctors wrong, showing unprecedented levels of grit and determination to make a full recovery and even run the London Marathon for the Brain and Spine Foundation. As well as this, Adam has forged himself a career in music, recording 5 albums and releasing the new EP, ‘Back To The Sunshine’ on 7th April.

At the time of his accident, not a lot of research had been done into the treatment of brain and spinal injuries, so Adam knows first-hand how traumatic the recovery process can be when the expertise is simply not available.

The Brain and Spine foundation was also in its formative stages when Adam sustained his injuries, but now he is donating all proceeds from sales of the EP to the charity. He says: ‘I know it is a charity well worth supporting so that the trauma is reduced for future sufferers and I am committed to trying to help as much as I can’.

With his new EP, Back To The Sunshine, Adam has been keen to experiment with new production methods and instrumentation whilst still maintaining his signature style. Whilst Adam has been compared to the likes of Lou Reed, Nick Cave and Johnny Cash, he takes inspiration from a wide range of artists including R.E.M, Roy Orbison and most significantly, The Beach Boys. As a result, Adam creates a genre-bending blend of music that evokes a definitive sunny, West Coast vibe.

On a songwriting level, a mix of factors help Adam form the ideas for his songs, but recently he has been looking to his past for inspiration. Locations from Adam’s childhood, in particular, have sparked ideas for him and he has turned these memories into introspective pieces of music that create a mystical grandeur of the power of reminiscing.

 

Links:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

https://www.facebook.com/adamlanceleymusic/?fref=ts

https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

Tsunami Section explore the theme of karma in addictive ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’

Exploring the theme of karma, Tsunami Section release their debut single ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’. The uplifting pop duo consists of Anna Chiara and Felicia Singson who have gigged in over 100 venues all over the world. In the past Chiara released a solo LP, whereby she worked with London producer David Ezra, but she has returned to work with Singson for this addictive single.

‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ has danceable grooves, a retro melody and catchy chorus, making it the most infectious single. The track explores the idea that whatever life throws at you there will always be another chance, escaping the negative connotations attached to the theme of karma.

Watch the music video to ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ here:

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Tsunami-Section-1201228323325942/

https://twitter.com/TsunamiSection

 

 

Watch the music video to ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCRkzFtjF9g

 

With danceable grooves, a retro chorus and catchy chorus, the addictive ‘Keep My Spinning Wheel’ was written by Oliver Fell-Holden. Exploring the idea thatXthe uplifting single escapes the negative connotations attached to the theme of karma.

 

The duo have toured and gigged in over 100 venues, performing in locations such as Mizoram, Delhi and Gugaon. In the past Chiara released a solo LP where she worked with London producer David Ezra.

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Tsunami-Section-1201228323325942/

https://twitter.com/TsunamiSection

Rosie O’Sullivan’s New Soul Infused Album

Having got to the brink of fame on Britain’s Got Talent, Rosie O’Sullivan has returned with some of her best material yet as she aims to reach to the top.

Gaining influences from her family and relationships, Rosie has found that her own experiences make the best material for inspiring her songs. The album is based around relationships and encounters from the past few years but the track ‘No One’ follows the story of true love between Rosie’s mum and dad that she is lucky to see every day.

Brought up with the rousing sounds of Motown, soul and the vibrant style of the sixties, Rosie immersed herself in the unique energy of the music, which has naturally lingered into her own. By the age of eleven Rosie could play both the piano and saxophone and continued to blossom as an artist. She began singing alongside The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in the 2011 and 2012 BBC Proms and then gained a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree at the London College of Music.

You can find out more about Rosie and check out some of her music here:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/rosie-osullivan

https://www.facebook.com/rosieosullivanmusic

https://twitter.com/rosieosullivan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAh8bWfq9q0o2n4L5gnIiCw

www.rosieosullivan.co.uk

www.instagram.com/rosieosullivan

Jodie H Dunn transforms emotional ballad into a pop anthem

Jodie H Dunn transforms her emotional ballad ‘I Belong In Hell’ into a pop anthem with the help of Andy Whitmore at Greystoke studio. Dunn was disheartened from songwriting after getting signed to an unknown label and having major issues, knocking her confidence. However 4 years down the line she had her first track produced, giving her a motivational boost.

During Jodie’s early teens she was subjected to a lot of bullying, forcing her to change schools in the middle of her exams. However the bullying then developed onto social media, giving Jodie real no escape. After studying at the Academy of Music and Sound, music became Jodie’s diary whereby she expressed her emotions via her lyrics.

‘I Belong In Hell’ was written and performed by Jodie H Dunn and produced by Andy Whitmore, who has worked with major names such as Elton John, Peter Andre and Danni Minouge.

Stream ‘I Belong In Hell’ here:

 

 

New Release – Line Mari’s Debut Album ’21 Days’

Norwegian pop sensation Line Mari has just released her debut album ‘21 Days’. Bursting with fresh young vibes ’21 Days’ demonstrates Line Mari’s powerful and distinctive vocals whilst still having a rock infused edge.

Stream ‘21 Days’ here now:

https://play.spotify.com/album/01mELWzkBZHvF2d9KfC3dm

The album cover itself is really special – exclusively for the first edition, a small amount of real gold has been pressed into the ‘21 Days’ logo. The portrait of Line Mari on the cover is the work of upcoming German artist, Pixie Cold, who wanted to be involved simply because she loved the music. On the back side of the CD she has painted Line’s guitar – a special Gibson Custom Shop ES-339, named Mari.

Critically acclaimed previous singles ‘Crush’ and ‘Haters’ from the upcoming album were mastered by studio engineer Christian Wright who has worked alongside some of the biggest names in the pop and rock industry including Ed Sheeran, Keane, Eliza Doolittle and Blur.

Line Mari dreamt of being a musician from birth, dancing in the womb as her mother explains. Although shy at first, by the time she was in her teens Line Mari was writing her own songs and performing. Her shyness has fuelled her songwriter, making her lyrics more personal, emotive and introspective.

Links:

www.linemari.com

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari

https://twitter.com/linemarimusic

https://www.facebook.com/linemarimusic

Track Review: ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ by The Maladaptive Solution

The Maladaptive Solution are an Orlando based collective of musicians including Brad Beard, Michael Carpenter, Michael Giblin, Jimmy Haber and Kylie Whitney, who create a refreshing brand of spiritual folk-pop with meaningful lyrics.

There is a great deal of mystery surrounding the band and their concept, especially with their cryptic logo which they are hoping will become synonymous with the ideology of the group.

In terms of songwriting, it doesn’t come much more effective than ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’. The band have noted that the music is based on ‘Buddhism, quantum physics, a course in miracles and the science of changing your mind’, all of which are encapsulated within their positive folk-pop songs.

‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is a super listenable, feel good track that won’t fail in revealing some of your deepest emotions. Although it is a very upbeat, positive song, a range of feelings have been reported upon first listen. For example, many have cried, others have felt a sense of support during a difficult time, whilst some have even been disturbed by the track.

A beautifully enticing sitar-like drone sends the song into a swirling spiritual journey before simply strummed guitars and calming backing vocals join the fray, forming a potent sonic combination. As the song builds, so too does the emotional factor behind the song, and this culminates in a firework display of drum crashes and satisfying guitar solos.

As for lyrics, although the band keep them simple, you can’t doubt that there is a lot of hidden subtext underneath just waiting to be unpicked to reveal its true meaning. As the band suggest, ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is a ‘form of brainwashing’, and as disturbing as this might sound, it urges listeners to actively engage with the music on an intellectual and spiritual level.

Overall, ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is a must listen track which the band point out as ‘Paulo Coelho’s “The Alchemist” in less than 5 minutes’; it’s not just a song, it’s a message.

Find out more on the band here:

https://www.instagram.com/themaladaptivesolution/Links:

https://themaladaptivesolution.bandcamp.com/https://soundcloud.com/the-maladaptive-solution

https://www.facebook.com/TheMaladaptiveSolution/

https://twitter.com/MldptvSltnMusic

 

M’GOO release single from upcoming concept album ‘LOVE AND ALL THAT _ _ _ _’

Jazz trained group M’GOO release ‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”‘ from concept album ‘LOVE AND ALL THAT _ _ _ _’. The single follows the true story by Glen Washington from Snap Judgement, exploring the theme of ‘do we ever really know the person we love?’

The unique track had an entirely unique composition procedure whereby lead vocalist Mike Meighu finds an inspiring story, poem or piece philosophical material and scores the music around this theme. From here the rest of the band re-write the song from a fresh point of view, giving their upcoming album a real improvisational live style to it.

Stream ‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”’ here:

Alongside each track M’GOO will release a podcast and visual art exploring the themes portrayed in each track. Below you can view M’GOO’s moodboard for ‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”‘

 http://www.mgoomusic.com/Didntwanttohearyousay/

 

Nancy Black doesn’t let heartbreak distract her from the creation of feisty EP ‘Dirty Little Bass’

Independent singer-songwriter Nancy Black has mesmerised audiences nationally from the moment she stepped into the world of music. Returning with the sassy EP ‘Dirty Little Bass’, Black has developed her own unique style that portrays her emotions and quirkiness.

From collaborating with Lonzo Star to receiving support from Major Lazor, Nancy Black has always caught the attention of everyone in the industry. However earlier this year Black suffered awful heartbreak after splitting up with a girl she had fallen hopelessly in love with, leaving her distraught. Black didn’t let this bring her down and used the medium of music as a form of therapy. The outcome was the feisty ‘Dirty Little Bass’ EP bursting with pop anthems with dirty dance beats.

Watch the music video for ‘Dirty Little Bass’ here: