Canadian alternative pop duo, Elsiane are releasing their experimental masterpiece, Death of the Artist on 21st April, but the new record is anything but.
If anything, this record from the talented pair is a ‘rebirth’ as opposed to a death, their 3rd album since Elsiane’s inception in 2000. Despite their varying musical backgrounds, Elsieanne Caplette and Stephane Sotto have come together to form a vehicle for their alternative tendencies and Death of the Artist is arguably their best work to date.
You might assume that any act’s dream is to sign for a major label, but having dealt with one and realising that many simply try to mold artists into something that ‘sells’, Elsiane threw in the towel, deciding to release their record independently instead.
The band’s 2007 debut album revealed them as one of the hottest acts in Canada, whilst their sophomore release Mechanics of Emotion confirmed this. However, difficult times lay ahead for the pair, who struggled with the music lifestyle, separating as a couple, and almost as artists. Fortunately for us alt-pop lovers, Elsieanne and Stephane reunited to give us Death of the Artist.
With a sound akin to Massive Attack combined with Kate Bush, Elsiane are creating some music that you should definitely check out.
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.
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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.
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Fusing his favourite genres of classic operatic styles and rock, Georg Roman has unleashed his powerful track ‘Forever’ on the world.
Although the Russian singer-songwriter did always intend to be a musician, formerly pursuing a career in sport, he has certainly found his calling in music, forming his own unique blend of classical-rock.
Classical instrumentation, including a dramatic piano lead and emotive string sections combine with Georg’s powerful voice, making for music like you’ve never heard it before.
Georg has always enjoyed using his whole vocal range when singing and composing for himself, and this style that he has adopted allows him to do so.
In terms of rock, Georg looks up to the likes of Eric Clapton and Joe Cocker, but he when it comes to classical- the greats such as Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo are firm favourites.
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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.
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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.
Nasa Woods releases the steamy new video for ‘Alitheia’ – he used to be in a band but when different musical ventures fell through he decided to work alone and what a great choice, this single is brilliant and gives the stars of the pop/urban world something to be worried about, Nasa is about to burst on the scene with a strong single.
Nasa explains: ‘Alitheia, means truth in greek. We always tend to speak the truth when we’re intoxicated so the song represents a moment of struggle between holding back and being honest with someone you love.’
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‘Liam is a born front man who always looks like he’s playing to a stadium- Rowetta of the Happy Mondays.
Liam Browne is the creator of Liam Browne and The Love’s and they have just graced my inbox with their latest release ‘Babygrow’.
Liam Browne and The Love’s already have a cult following in Manchester, and are now branching out to other areas in the UK and thank goodness they are, they are a band not to miss.
‘Babygrow’ is off of their forthcoming album ‘Forget and Remember’ and if this track is anything to go by, the album will be brilliant, it has been described as a crazy cocktail of lad rock, hip hop, folk and electronica, all recorded in guitarist James Fraser’s garage… And what a mixture of genres, now I understand why they are called genre meddlers.
The group have an unusual origin story – frontman Liam was in the Amazon and a Shaman convinced him to sing for the first time initiating his aspirations as a vocalist and a songwriter. He met fellow member James at a Shamanic workshop the following year and from that point on they started making music together.
‘Babygrow’ reminds me of that happy go lucky indie pop, it puts a smile on your face and you soon learn the words to the song so you can sing along, the track kind of reminds me of Jack Penate, it has a similar vibe to ‘Tonight’s Today’.
Check out ‘Babygrow’ here:
Norwegian pop singer Line Mari is back with a brand new single, following her previous infectious pop anthem ‘Crush’.
The exciting new single, ‘Haters’, sees her laying her gorgeously wispy vocals over brooding pianos before erupting into a soaring chorus to a backdrop of tropical-tinged synths.
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Line was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northerly inhabited places in the world. As a child, she grew up regularly witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights, as well as once having a close encounter with a polar bear whilst at Kindergarten.
A highly versatile musician, Line not only sings and writes her own music, she also plays a number of instruments include guitar, piano and harmonica (she is currently also learning to play the fiddle). She has a keen interest in vintage music and vintage guitars and owns several custom made guitars and her own custom-made pedal-board.
‘Haters’ and previous single ‘Crush’ are set to appear on Line’s upcoming album, which fans can grab hold of this November. The album was recorded at the legendary Abbey Roads studio, recorded with major producer Rob Cass and electronica producer Pearse MacIntyre.
The single ‘Haters’ is out 14/10/16
It is potentially a dream come true for local Morecambe girl Ashleigh Wood that a song she recorded in tribute to her hometown has now been embraced by the local council to promote the seaside town as a major tourist haven. If this was not enough she has also been blessed by the fact that her version of the classic track ‘Bring Me Sunshine’, made famous by Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise, is also being featured on major TV adverts as well as a favourite of Chris Evans, one of the key taste makers at the biggest radio station in the UK , Radio 2.
Listen to ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ here:
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JUPE deliver their sensational live show across the UK to a new and growing fanbase on their 2015 UK Tour, supporting and amplifying the whirlwind release of Rocket.