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.
Antonia Grace won’t let anything hold her back, least of all her age! The 10-year old singer has released five hit tracks which really showcase her stunning vocals.
Her worldwide appeal leaves fans in awe at her singing and acting skills, with Antonia’s Anglo-French heritage aiding her online coverage globally. She’s already surpassed the triumphs of many musicians, finding magazine features and radio play easily within her talented grasp.
The star is most praised for her outstanding singing ability, and the EP really gives her a platform to present what she can do.
This also isn’t surprising since she began acting in musical theatre at only 5 years old, before performing to audiences of thousands of people at only age 7.
Tracks ‘My Little Ten’ and ‘Tick Tock and Bonbons’ are unbelievably mature and expressive for a girl of such youth. The EP is perfectly pop and upbeat; a great listen if you’re ever needing to feel motivated. Antonia Grace certainly has been.
Malcura’s latest album is space themed. Yes, you read that right. The Melbourne-based band have their own unique sound of acoustic fusion which takes the listener on a true journey through jazz, rock and roll, heavy metal and electronic genres. Throwing everything into their music is Malcura’s clear speciality.
The album features lead track ‘Captain Snus’, a musical story about an astronaut undertaking a mysterious journey to a new planet. The quirky artwork shown throughout in a video game style is courtesy of Jamie Peters.
The band gained worldwide appreciation with covers of Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ and the ‘Gerudo Valley Theme’ from the video game Zelda. These renditions have accumulated over 8 million viral views. With festivals being a favourite of this Australian band, we hope to see them touring the UK when live music can return fully
Lockdown has certainly been a busy time for Four Crooks. The West-Midlands-based foursome gathered in a remote farmhouse to produce their EP which is now available to listen to below:
This indie band take inspiration from the likes of Arctic Monkeys, Catfish & The Bottlemen and The Black Keys. Their sound is gritty and raw but simultaneously presents their musical skill.
Consisting of Dave Morris (vocals/guitar), Eamonn Russell (guitar), Toby Barnett (bass) and Dan Quinton-Jones (drums), the band is made up of working-class music fanatics with a similar vision about how music should be played.
Their songs speak of substance abuse, relationships, and anxiety with a sense of realness that it’s hard to detach from. We look forward to hearing more from this emerging talent…
Jon Scott is not only a renowned singer, but a multi-instrumentalist. In his brand new EP, he tells the story of a world reunited to combat racism and social injustice.
Listeners are invited to stand up against prejudice and corrupt politics, embracing the good in everyone. It’s a powerful message.
‘Freedom- A New Jerusalem’ also tackles the effects of the coronavirus and the significance of the Black Lives Matter movement. Jon Scott utilises his anger to target the political players in an unjust society.
Watch the video for ‘Freedom’ below:
The music has elements of soul, jazz and Afro-pop, all skilfully delivered by Jon, who also writes the lyrics himself. This EP is brave to take on such social issues, and Jon is unfazed by the political controversy he stirs up in the public sphere. This makes it all the more powerful.
I Am Tru Starr is an artist that epitomises musical expression. The tracks on this latest release truly portray his feelings and, for that reason, listeners can find it easy to relate to the emotional lyrics.
The album gives classic soul and hip-hop vibes while also allowing I Am Tru Starr to add his own twist to the music. Having spent five years in a federal prison, his experience with the subject of the lyrics gives a sense of realism. Especially in track ‘Something’s Gotta Change’, which brims with emotion and personal experience.
I Am Tru Starr is originally from Rochester, New York and he’s living in Las Vegas now. As a young black man, he’s seen first-hand the best and the worst elements of society and portrays this through his music. We can see this through the lyrics of ‘Something’s Gotta Change’:
“This society is sedated and I wanna do my part in waking ‘em up. It’s about time real music got the light it deserves. No politics. No label tricks. No big city backing. My family explained to me when I was young that Emmett Till (whose lynching was a major influence on the emergence of Black Rights in 50s and 60s America) was a distant cousin, and what he went through has always helped to fuel the passion in my music”.
I Am Tru Starr boldly displays true honesty, highlighting societies problems with real potency. This album is not to be missed…
Once a screenwriter, novelist and journalist, now thriving as a singer-songwriter, Franki is certainly a unique taste.
Described as a force of nature, she’s thrown everything into this latest track – even bouncing back after Apple Inc recently sued her for her appropriation of a fruit.
Refusing to compromise, Franki won the fight and continued to use the pineapple logo which producer and partner Nararaji Tribino suggested epitomised her character – spikey on the outside, sweet inside.
The resulting track is defying and crazy; it’s an outburst of punk anger. With the word ‘f***’ used over 30 times, make sure you prepare yourself before delving into the world of fierce fire that is Franki Pineapple.
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Listen below to the invigorating new tune from hip-hop pair Odillia and Snoop Dogg. It provides a funk and R&B stylised track, coming soon after Odillia’s latest major hit ‘End of the World’ with Lil Keed, which currently sits at 2.2 million views.
Despite her youth, Odillia excels in her performance dedication and writes all her own songs – including this one!
The song demonstrates the fragility of relationships, with one partner seeming to need clarification of where things stand.
It’s clear that this talented artist won’t be held down by the limitations of one music genre, but Odillia admits to being a hip hop artist at heart.
After leaving home at 16 to pursue her music, it’s inspiring to young musicians worldwide that she has succeeded in not only making her debut, but teaming up with legends like Snoop Dogg himself.
Not only is MeMe Detriot’s sound a riveting mix of indie, grunge, rock and blues, they’re led by a woman who is undeniably independent (she has over 200 gigs under her belt) and fiercely willing to be herself. What’s not to love?
Despite having such an array of genre specifics, MeMe Detriot’s rock knowledge is classic and stringent. She is self-described as ‘Uplifting Angst’.
The band is made up of multi-skilled MeMe on vocals, guitars, bass and synth with Kallum McEwen on drums. This pair’s live shows are said to be delightfully immersive and energising.
Fans had the opportunity to feature in MeMe Detroit’s new video for ‘Mean Rock n Roller’. The duo describe it as suitably riotous and supplied with much-needed fresh grimy rock. Check it out below.