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Matt Boroff reveals his ‘Grand Delusion’ in new video

For a true insight into a songwriting mind, check out Matt Boroff’s new video discussing the concepts and ideas that drive his new album, Grand Delusion.

It can take a long time to fully understand what an album is about, and the cryptic nature of Matt’s lyrics would unlikely change this, but his new record is one worth delving into. With a distinctly current agenda, addressing some of the society’s most pressing issues at this time, Grand Delusion  challenges our perceptions of how we see the world and pushes us to question it.

Matt’s new record has been put together with the help of Alain Johannes from 11AD studios, Jack Irons (former Chili Peppers and Pearl Jam drummer) and Mark Lanegan. Grand Delusion is out May 5th.

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Yeti Love want to take you down their ‘Lonely Road’ with new single

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Named thanks to enduring love/fear of the vaunted mythical creature, Yeti Love is the musical moniker of songwriters Peter Hamilton and Dave Sears – a folk duo who view the genre as this generation’s punk music, able to articulate about issues and press all the right buttons in all the wrong places.

Hamilton is also influenced by his own ancestry, being half Spanish and, at a young age, falling in love with the folk traditions of home town Galicia. Having started out as a drummer before expanding his own musical horizons, his love of rhythm was informed by this specific branch of celtic roots music. Married to Sears’ intricate, multi-instrumental approach, the result is a hybrid sound unlike any other act on the circuit today.

New single, ‘Lonely Road’, is set for release on June 15th, and you can hear it here:

The pair have labelled their unique combination as ‘alt-rogue-folk-rock’, which is as fitting a description as any. Based in South London, they have been playing together since 2012 and ‘Lonely Road’ is the latest fruit of their labours.

In the years since their foundation, Yeti Love have been slowly building in following an momentum thanks to their thoughtful songwriting and eye catching live show, which has earned them some great online press for their work up until this point. The buzz is building, and in ‘Lonely Road’ they have the right vehicle to continue on that journey.

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Toyface ready for new album: ‘Follow the Rules of the Trainwreck’

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Having been described by a fellow artist as ‘like Laura Marling crossed with Billie Holiday’, Bristol based duo Tamsyn and James, aka Toyface, are a mouth watering proposition for music fans. With a varied collection of 11 songs making up their debut album, the pair have blended an eclectic range of influences that has resulted in an album with strong jazz and cinematic leanings; both playful and plaintive.

The pair’s songwriting process is varied: sometimes involving Tamsyn writing lyrics alongside her own simple structures on guitar; but often times working from a cappellas, which James then lays piano chords underneath. This is clearly a combination that works well and has yielded a crop of songs which are relatable to anybody who has ever found themselves working hard to find a place in the world – a situation most, if not all of us, know well.

In Tamsyn’s own words, the album ‘charts a process of experiencing, coping with, and the eventual resolution of, existential angst that I went through in my early 20s’; by way of heartbreak, physical insecurity and complex family ties’. And it’s from this well of shared stories where Toyface’s main strength lies – their ability to write with searing honesty about the common human experience, and lay those tales out across an intense, shifting musical backdrop.

For an example check out the lead album track ‘Flight’:

With a new festival season on the horizon, there will be plenty more chances to see Toyface in the very near future, starting with that album launch gig on April 24th.

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Rockstar Frame join the ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Mafia’ with new album

A Milan five piece whose spontaneous approach to songwriting lends their heavy rock style a frenzied energy, Rockstar Frame are a band who are going places.

With a sound which follows naturally on from the likes of Guns ‘n’ Roses and Aerosmith, only with the powerful female vocals of Faith Blurry, they are already turning heads in their home country having won the national ‘Rock the Road Contest’. Competing against 70 hand-picked bands from across the country Rockstar Frame came out on top thanks to their killer songs and great live show.

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Rockstar Frame have an origin story like no other. The band was started when founder Max was in a coma after falling from cliff. His family played him rock music while he was unconscious, and he woke with the belief that the music helped to bring him back – inspiring him to write his own.

From there, the band was formed, and has been growing ever since – only set to get even bigger with the arrival of the new album and the help of a growing fanbase.

Their new album, ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Mafia’ drops on May 11th, and includes the single ‘She’s Hot’:

That fanbase will, in fact, have the opportunity to pick up a free copy of the new album. The album launch gig – date to be confirmed soon – will see 20 free CDs on offer for the first 20 who come dressed as an old school ‘gangster’ to join the Rock ‘n’ Roll Mafia and get into the spirit of the evening.

The show, like the album, is set to be a blinder. ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Mafia’ is released on May 11th.

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Noel & the Pandas with ‘Whip Me’ single

With a gritty, dirty groove pushed by chugging drums, distorted power chords and a spoken vocal that suits the style perfectly, it’s the latest addition to what is growing to be a very strong back catalogue:

Alternative rock band from Italy release dirty new track from debut album ‘In the Art of Doom’

‘Whip Me’ is released on June 1st.

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An indie rock band with an unusually varied style, Noel and Pandas are an Italian group who revel in adding varied ideas and influences to a strong foundation of indie rock. With new album ‘In the Art of Doom’ already getting the band plenty of plaudits, the time has now come for the latest single release, the provocatively titled ‘Whip Me’.

Already marked out as the hottest new rock proposition from Italy, Noel and the Pandas continue to go from strength to strength. Produced by guitarist Nicola Rosti and with lyrics from band founder Noel, the debut album is a true labour of love from a songwriter whose outlook on life has changed dramatically in recent years

His is a story of riches to rags. After a promising career as a banker was ended overnight, he has picked himself back up using nothing but his music and the experiences he has to write about. The power of music to move and transform those who make and hear it is often underestimated, but Noel is living proof that – with enough talent and determination – it’s possible to come back from the brink.

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John Graham will ‘Roll the Dice’ with new single and album ‘Cold Sun’ this June

not suitable for those with a fear of heights, it blends off kilter performance footage with a montage of adrenaline pumping, high risk stunts. It’s a truly compelling watch married to a fantastic musical groove.

John Graham 2UK born but now US based, John Graham’s new album is set to reach these shores showcasing slick, contemporary indie-rock with electronic touches and a heap of swagger. With influences including the Stone roses, Kasabian, The Cure, Depeche mode and more, it’s an album full of ideas which is primed to make an impact. The album is something of a departure for Graham, whose previous work under the name Quivver has seen him gaining countless plaudits producing house and techno music.

The ‘Cold Sun’ album has been in the making for many years, being written in snatched time between full time work as a house and techno DJ and producer. It’s release is the culmination of an ambition John Graham has had for many years – to create a collection of songs that don’t fit neatly into a specific genre, and demonstrate just how versatile his writing can be.

His new music does a fantastic job of proving that thanks to a brazen and assured indie rock approach that drips with attitude. It’s a long way from the jungle and house specialist who started out in the 1990s and is well established in that environment. Over the years since, John Graham (as Quivver) has picked up myriad honours and career highs. The quality of his work can be vouched for by over 45,000 online followers, as well as record  deals with Virgin, Warner Brothers  &Hooj Choons who he has had record deals with in the past.

Single ‘Roll the Dice’ is out June 1st, to be followed on June 29th by the ‘Cold Sun’ album, both through Distinctive Records.

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Senani hits the UK scene with ‘Free’ single and remix

International star on the rise and award nominee set for debut UK single release on July 14th

Celebrity_photographers_sydney_glamour_nudes_art_photography_SeductiveBorn in Sri Lanka and now based in Sydney, Australia, Senani is a spiritual songwriter with a growing reputation in the USA, Asia and Australia. Now setting her sights on the UK, she releases her debut single ‘Free’ on July 14th.

A funk laced, rhythmic soul-pop track with nods to Sri Lankan and Indian influences, Senani describes ‘Free’ as ‘a song which liberates the listener and speaks of Freedom. To be who you want to be, unrestricted and filled with abundance as your true self’.  The single is taken from the excellent album ‘Infinity’.

Already available in Australia and the US, the song was nominated for a 2013 Hollywood Music in Media award in the RNB/Soul category, and helped catapult Senani into the hot 100 list of unsigned artists/bands of 2013 from reputable U.S. magazine Music Connection.

You can hear the radio edit of the superbly infectious track here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIdC2UDnvhI

The UK release will also include a remix of the track, a more dance-pop based radio remix from Cliff Randall: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQXxautfWVc

Senani’s music has aired on national Australian FM radio as well as TV music show Rage and MTV India.

Her growing reputation has already seen her share the same bill as huge Australian acts such as Silver Chair and Margaret Urlich at the Mattara Music Festival in Newcastle, Australia, and her forward momentum looks likely to continue as she surrounds herself with top class talent. Whether writing or performing, the promising songwriter insists on working with experienced session musicians, players and writers to ensure her music remains as strong as possible.

 

Collaborators

The guitarist in her Sydney band – as well as for all the tracks on the ‘Infinity’ album –  is Eric Rasmussen, formerly of Heatwave and now credited with co-writing four of the album tracks. Having worked with the likes of Human Nature, Smokey Robinson and Karen Carpenter, Rasmussen is an indicator of the kind of quality Senani is working with to fulfil her vision.

The guitarist she works with in LA is Michael O’Neil (George Benson) while bassist Hussain Jiffrey won a Grammy Award this year for work with the likes of Whitney Houston, Sergio Mendes and Herb Alpert. Meanwhile, keys player Jim Kirby was a member of the Roy Orbison band until his death in 1988.

Senani’s music is given a glossy, professional sheen by producer Michael Lynch – a former audio engineer For Sony music (1996-2008) who now works for his own company Shoehorse Sound. Having worked with well-known Australian singers including Delta Goodrem, Jimmy Barnes, John Butler Trio and Midnight oil, he has mixed Senani’s songs ‘Free’, ‘Voodoo Girl’, ‘A Special Kind of Girl’, ‘No More’, ‘Just Us’ and ‘I Am a Woman’.

The list of top talent Senani is working with is seemingly endless, with Darryl Beaton (keyboard player with Australian music legends such as Guy Sebastian and Jessica Mauboy) and Nikolas Pringadi (session pianist for Human Nature, Stan Walker, Cindy Lauper, Rick Astley and other International acts while in Australia). It all goes to prove that Senani’s music is drawing the interest of some top names in the music industry.

 

Family influences

Senani’s success should come as little surprise, given that her mother was Sri Lanka’s most popular actress in the 1960’s and 70’s, also working off screen as a radio singer. She acted as the main star in over 40 films including Sri Lanka’s first colour movie produced by Science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke (Space Odyssey 2000).

Somewhat more surprising though is the fact that, under the advice of her parents, Senani is also the proud owner of a Medical Degree, following in the footsteps of her Father, a retired Doctor.

With medicine in place as an alternative career should her momentum in the music industry stall, it looks unlikely that her degree will be needed – Senani’s increasing international music profile should see to that.

The ‘Free’ single is released on July 14th.

 

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Bollywood star, Kumar Sanu, releases new Album ‘Amor’!

Now producing music for the UK music industry, Kumar Sanu is making waves with his new album ‘Amor’ out June 2nd!

image8Take a look at the latest promo video for ‘Amor’ here: http://youtu.be/sDwwH1IzwaM

The promo video is an urban feature about his love for women. It has fast beats and crazy camera angles!

Tracks from the album include ‘Tu Ares’ which brings a Caribbean twist to the Indian pop sound and ‘Ek Masoom Ladki’ with a more deep soulful jazz beat to it, accompanied by an upbeat techno edge.  The Song ‘wo ho na ho’ is a deep soulful song, sung beautifully by Kumar Sanu in his sweet heart felt soul voice. The song ‘Ashiqui-Ashiqui’ and ‘TERE BIN’ are contemporary number.

Sanu has had previous success with an album in the UK and is now coming back for more. His father Shri Pashupati Bhattacharjee was a prominent classical singer who, after a long career, found his place in Bollywood movies – setting the tone for his son’s career to follow.

Kumar Sanu has now acquired a total of 69 awards over a glittering career 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).

The success and undeniable vocal talent has made him one of the highest profile names in Bollywood, an accolade which he has used to give back to willing charities.

The organisations he has helped support include ‘Tsunami Victims Support’, ‘Cancer Research donations’ and ‘school & orphanage development programmes’. Sanu certainly can’t be accused of resting on his laurels. In fact, in 2009, he was awarded the PADMA SHRI award – the 4th largest civilian award it is possible to receive only from the President of India. Also Mumbai, Holland and Zurich hospitals use one of Kumar songs in their treatment of cancer patients!