Leif Coffield is due to release an electro-pop sensation ‘Say My Name’

Leif Coffield is due to release his brand new single ‘Say My Name’ in February; it’s a dark twist on electro pop.

He’s gained support from the highly influential Clash Music and national BBC Radio, but he’s looking to broaden his sound to a wider audience still.

Leif is based in Glasgow, taking inspiration from artists that defy the mainstream. In the lyrics of his latest track, he tackles the suppression of relationships and the need to rediscover himself:

“I try in each of my songs for them to have one unique element or one distinguishing factor that sounds out of the ordinary and that separates it from the norm. I take a lot of inspiration from artists that endeavor to break the mold and refrain from operating within the confines of the mainstream. Artists like Flume, FINNEAS, Kanye West, Bon Iver etc where pushing the boundaries of the creative process and what is conventionally palatable is key.”

A stunning video will be released next month to accompany ‘Say My Name’. It contrasts the starkness of run-down council flats with the vividness of the visuals from the dancers involved.

With textured electronic pop never seen quite in the style of indie tracks, Leif Coffield is a boundary-breaker for certain.

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The Fabulous Red Diesel live up to their name with ‘The Queensbury House Sessions’

The Fabulous Red Diesel stand themselves as unique and suitably eccentric with their new EP ‘The Queensbury House Sessions’. What makes it all the more impressive is that it was recorded in just one take.

The band is made up of a husband and wife on vocals, a transgender trumpeter and double-bassist, a synth player and a guitarist named Rabbi Jaff Delicious – I guess you could say the record is fittingly unconventional.

‘Butterfly Mind’, the band’s hit single, holds a hypnotic sound. It’s a song about love, and the inability for the feeling to just flutter away…

Writer Kat discusses the song’s meaning to her:

It’s about the way my brain works and the way music flits from one person to another, changing their perception (hopefully for the better) by tiny inspirational touches. And then it’s also a love song – I am married to the drummer and I’m saying no matter how many twists and turns and expansions my mind has, I am always grounded in him – you know I’ve got a butterfly mind but I settle on you ‘’

Listen below:

The band’s loyal fanbase has followed them from their humble formation in Hastings, and watched them grow to play alongside the immensely talented likes of Skunk Anansie and Jeff Buckley.

Their unique sound showcases a classic 60s soul style, with jazz and rhythmic jumps from hip-hop beats to Latin and funk.

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James Fox’s upcoming single ‘The Rest of Our Lives’ is an ode to recovering from addiction

Welsh singer-songwriter James Fox’s upcoming single – set for release on January 29th – commemorates his escape from an all-consuming gambling addiction.

His recovery through music allows him to offer hope to others in similar positions, as he continues to thrive at what he loves.

In James Fox’s words on the writing of the track:

This is a feel-good, guitar-driven love song, that speaks of new beginnings, love, hope and making plans for the future, something I think can resonate with all of us just now.”

‘All The Fours’, the album from which the track comes from, gives influences of rock, country, blues, and folk. To say the least, it encompasses a collection of thought-proving tunes that bubbles with diversity.

Fox plays every instrument himself, except the drums for which he recruited long-time friend Mike Sorrentino. Fox also wrote the songs within lockdown, making use of a time of reflection and worldwide standstill.

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Ruth Brosnan’s single ‘Electric Gold’ is a mantra for COVID-19 key workers

Ruth Brosnan has composed a track which encompasses the struggles of the pandemic, from restrictions, to the bravery and dedication of front line workers.

It’s an upbeat song, despite the potentially gloomy subject, which spreads a clear message of escapism and hope.

This motivational and passionate dance track is perfect for fans of the 80s decade, though it gives a modern twist with electronic elements throughout.

The music is impossible not to dance to; exactly what the nation needs in this difficult and draining time. With Ruth’s music, the pop style, no-nonsense track will get us back on our feet and keep our chins up!

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Stefan Elefteriu drops other-worldly album ‘Quantum Gates’

Stefan Elefteriu’s latest album is a science fiction journey. Listening makes you feel like you’re wandering through a world unknown; a world which quivers with the melodic lines of outer space.

The artist previously built his own synthesisers in Communist Russia, which likely led to his technical and classical skills in music being fused together in ‘Quantum Gates’.

We can see through this album some truly astonishing musical understanding. Eleferiu masters the keyboard, violin, and a distinct musical narrative which gives the songs their other-worldy feel.

Listen to ‘Quantum Gates’ below:

Elements of classical, rock, and electronic all come together within this album. It’s perhaps not surprising with Elefteriu’s technical abilities, but his musical career breaches from working at the Romanian National Opera, which is definitely an unusual start for an electro-rock star.

The most noticeable factor of this album is the commitment to a uniquely niche genre. Science fiction isn’t for everyone… but maybe it should be.

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8-years-old Elle releases Christmas single to support the homeless

The single, ‘It’s Christmas’, has been released after Elle decided to do more than just help the homeless in her hometown of Southampton and set her sights on the rest of the nation.

She’s raising money for homeless charity Shelter, to not only widen awareness but get them some vital funds ready for the festive season.

A percentage of all the funds from downloads and views of Elle’s music video (which you can watch below!) will go directly to the charity to help prevent homelessness in the lockdown and festive period.

Almost every Sunday Elle goes out with her mum delivering sandwiches, cake and fruit to those sleeping rough on the streets. She sets an example which we should all follow, not just at Christmas but all year round.

Elle said: “I just hope this song makes people think about homeless people this Christmas. It must be horrible to live on the streets and I just want to try and help them more if I can. Thank you to everyone who supports this fundraising campaign.”

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. We campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. For free and independent advice from Shelter visit: https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help

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Website: https://www.ellesangellittlestar.co.uk/

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87 and The Toys drop new EP ‘Japanesy If You Pleasey’ in classic DIY indie pop fashion

The seven tracks that make up ‘Japanesy If You Pleasey’ are a trigger which come together to portray the trio’s indie expertise and passion.

Indie artists such as Violent Femmes, B-52s, Daniel Johnson and Neutral Milk Hotel are clear inspiration for the twists and turns of their style. But they also hold their own in retaining a quirky and fresh sound.

The songs ask questions from everything regarding government, corona virus and even all-you-can-eat sushi restaurants and BoJack Horseman. Combined American and Japanese cultures are brought together in this DIY mash.

Listen to the tracks below:

The songs give a true personal feel, somehow also managing to epitomise coolness. For instance, ‘BoJack’, written after the band binge-watched the series throws out chirpy lyrics alongside gooey rhythms.

Perhaps the cherry on top for fans of this band is their no-filter approach. They take a calm viewpoint on production techniques and commit to artist integrity throughout.

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Simon Collins’ new album ‘Becoming Human’ is a prog rock gemstone

Simon Collins has merged together an exciting mix of futuristic electronics, personal and engaging lyrics and the blasting, undeniable undertones of prog rock.

His latest album, ‘Becoming Human’, allows us to transcend on a journey filled with expressive meaning. The title track itself describes a character transformation- what is it truly like to be human? Check out the video below:

Previously within the genre of prog rock there has been a sense of disconnection between the writer and the instrumentals. However, Simon Collins effortlessly merges his abilities as a songwriter and multi-instrumentalist to form what can only be described as a major force of the genre.

Simon’s legendary father Phil Collins has clearly adapted him to a musical way of life, unsurprisingly learning to play drums at the age of 5. Following in his footsteps, we can certainly expect to see lots more from this musical fanatic.

Links to Simon’s socials are below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simoncollinspage

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/simoncollinsmusic/

Website: http://www.frontiers.it/album/5621

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New single ‘The Quest’ establishes InHibit as an influential alt-rock act

‘The Quest’ – a stunning new single from InHibit, which is out now – is the perfect mix of twanging guitar, sliding melodies, and overall pretty exciting tunes.

Despite being only 21, InHibit (Noah Roovers) has been divulged in the world of music since he was 5 years-old just starting to learn piano. He described himself as a poet, though his songs determine him as a true music composer; his 400,000 YouTube views, all accumulated in less than a month, also categorise him as something very special.

Alongside his single ‘The Quest’, we now also have stunning visuals in the form of a video. It can only be described as astonishingly eye-popping – see for yourself.

The track gives the vibes of late 90s rock, not unlike the style of Nirvana. But we can expect to see much more from InHibit, as he’s releasing not only further musical content but a book and a collection of poetry.

For more info and updates, follow his socials below:

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Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-665546627

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5ZELT1P81Usj8rIDc9BDOO?si=gCF4mMUJSkGfMDOQy7UDQw

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Journalist Chloe Mogg posts mental health series and it’s important that you tune in

Mental health is an absolutely vital topic to have in the discourse of discussion, especially in a nationwide lockdown. One of our own bloggers here at Quite Great, Chloe Mogg, has produced a series based on that very subject.

COVID has had a huge impact on everyone’s mental health and it’s so important to talk about this. For an honest discussion from Chloe – who crucially opens the lines of communication into anxiety, depression and all other manors which may be getting you down – watch the latest episode from the series with the link above.

For more help and advice if you feel like you’re personally struggling, please use the contact details below.

0300 123 3393 Mind, Mental Health Charity

116 123 Samaritans, Charity for Support