Master of Future Roots, Natty, is back with new album

Following his Top 20 debut album, ‘Man Like I’, Natty is back with his highly anticipated second album ‘Release The Fear’, a future-roots, concept album that takes us on a journey through love, redemption, self-identity and unity.

Described by the Telegraph as a “soul-reggae crossover sensation” Natty is an artist who brings the revolutionary spirit of the 60s and 70s into current times. The Sunday Times praised his lyrics as “sharply focused” and his songs as “free from production trickery”. Seven years in the making, Release The Fear reflects Natty’s spiritual and sonic progression, bringing forward cosmic and mindful energies through his unmistakable delivery.

The first single of the album, ‘I’m Alive’, is a catchy proclamation of faith and a declaration of thanks for new times and new energies. It is accompanied by an evocative and visually stimulating animated video.

Other inspiring songs include ‘Street lights’, a fast paced, high energy beat that dares us to reconnect with each other and the space around us, as well as ‘Stand up in Love’ which calls for a truly unifying love that transcends conventional boundaries.

Sonically, ‘Release The Fear’ is genre straddling whilst retaining an authentic, roots/soul/ Afrocentric identity,  amalgamating into what Natty describes as “future roots”. Recorded live, the album has a unique sound with tracks ranging from the delicate and hypnotic ‘Rainclouds’ to the militant and arousing ‘Change’ featuring Busy Signal and Albarosie.

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Since parting with his major label, Natty has been hard at work building his own unique brand, independently releasing an award-winning EP, set up his record label Vibes & Pressure and a monthly club night by the same name.

Still very active on the live music circuit, the North Londoner has hit the stages of SWSW, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Reading & Leeds and the BBC Electric Proms. Natty has also toured the USA supporting Ziggy Marley and travelled to Zimbabwe, Brazil, Japan and Europe performing for local crowds.

Previously receiving the support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2, ITV, MTV, Later with Jools Holland amongst others, Natty is excited to embark on his new project and share his message of love with the rest of the world.

The album ‘Release The Fear’ is out on 18th March 2016.

Pre Order Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/release-the-fear/id1072390660

Tour Dates

 Mon 07-Mar-16             Phoenix             Exeter
http://www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/events/natty

Tue        08-Mar-16         The Haunt        Brighton
www.loutpromotions.co.uk/natty

Thu       10-Mar-16          Night & Day    Manchester
http://gigst.rs/natty

Sat         12-Mar-16           Norwich Arts Centre Norwich
http://norwichartscentre.co.uk/events/natty/

Sun       13-Mar-16          Thekla Bristol
http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/natty-tickets

Mon 14-Mar-16              Bodega               Nottingham
http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/natty-tickets

Tue        15-Mar-16          Belgrave            Leeds
http://www.seetickets.com/event/natty/belgrave-music-hall/940440

Wed 16-Mar-16              Academy 3       Birmingham
http://gigst.rs/natty

Thu       17-Mar-16          Islington Assembly Rooms   London
http://www.gigsandtours.com/event/natty/islington-assembly-hall/940460/

 

Links

https://www.facebook.com/nattyofficial

https://twitter.com/NattyMusic

https://www.youtube.com/user/vibesandpressure

https://nattymusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/nattymusic

https://www.instagram.com/nattymusic/

Joyce Sims Returns in a Blaze of Glory

Electrifying new album ‘Love Song’ from pop sensation out August 31st

Joyce Sims needs no introduction. Storming on to the pop charts in the late 80s, Joyce is responsible for some of music history’s greatest club anthems. Tracks like ‘All and All’, ‘Come into My Life’ and ‘Walk Away’ established Joyce as a true musical icon. Now she returns with a dazzling new song set to take the world by storm.

Joyce Sim’s work has been sampled and recorded by a wide range of musicians including Snoop Dogg, Randy Crawford and Angie Stone which is a testament to her enduring influence.

Listen to ‘All I Want Is You’ taken from the album here:

‘Love Song’ builds on her soul and funk roots whilst seamlessly transferring them into the context of modern pop. The album is truly a masterpiece. Effective and catchy in equal measure, Joyce Sims explores new musical styles whilst managing to adhere to the sound she is known and loved for.

Lewis Dene, USA East Coast Manager for Kings of Spins DJ pool described the ‘All I Want Is You’ single as totally refreshing, original and really addictive!” The single went straight to the top of the Kings of Spin Dj record pool chart with About.com commenting that Joyce had “a unique tonal progression.”

Joyce Sims is a universal musical icon, a pop star both on stage and in the studio. She demonstrates time and time again that she can deliver whether that be superb live performances or incredible releases. Stay tuned to hear more from her soon.

‘Love Song’ will be released on August 31st.

UK Tour Dates:

20th August –  Birmingham UK The Jam House – W/Band

22nd August  – London The Jazz Cafe – W/Band

19th September – Butlins Bognor – PA

20th September –  Butlins Skegness – PA

Links:

http://joycesimsonline.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joyce-Sims/101957523198527
https://twitter.com/Joycesims

Shackleton Set to Take The World by Storm – The incredible debut album out on August 8th

The Shackleton Experience is the brain child of Minnesota native Karl Schmaltz. Karl, a 19-year old musician is the sole contributor to this project and it is a testament to his musical prowess and technical gifts that he has managed to craft an album of such complexity.

Karl took a leaf out of Bon Iver’s book and moved to a secluded farm in Wisconsin to record the album, focusing all his energy on this release. You can sense the exuberance and creative passion that has gone into this release; it feels like an extension of Karl’s personality and an honest representation of his own personal musical ideals.

Listen to “Into the Weddell Sea’ here: https://soundcloud.com/karl-schmaltz-1/into-the-weddell-sea

The Shackleton Experience transports the listener 100 years back in time, charting the journey of Shackleton to the Antarctic. You can feel the ship’s bow slicing through solid ice blocks and the crunch of boots on the snow. The complete DIY approach to the album is a testament to creator Karl’s musical prowess. Karl single-handedly researched the project, wrote the script, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the whole album. It is this commitment to excellence that really sets The Shackleton Experience apart from other releases you will hear this year.

The music has been described a “metal opera” but in some ways it is unlike anything heard before. It is both educational and sonically pleasurable, combining multiple genres and a story telling aesthetic to create something truly original.

The Shackleton Experience is almost revolutionary in its scope. By carving out a genre of its own, The Shackleton Experience is set to take the world by storm.

Expect the full length release on August  8th the 101st anniversary of Shackleton leaving England.

Links:

http://shackletonexperience.com/

https://www.facebook.com/theshackletonexperience

https://soundcloud.com/karl-schmaltz-1/into-the-weddell-sea

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Sandy Kilpatrick single ‘Your Love is a Weapon’ to be taken from album ‘The Shaman’s Call’

Scottish singer-songwriter set to unveil new album on June 15th

An acoustic-folk singer-songwriter, Sandy Kilpatrick is now Portugal based having been born and raised in Scotland. His new album, ‘The Shaman’s Call’, is the latest stunning release in a career that has grown organically over time, with his sound echoing great songwriters as wide ranging as David Bowie and Damien Rice, while retaining his own unique take on the genre.

‘The Shaman’s Call’ marks further progression for Sandy Kilpatrick as an artist, guided out of the gate by new single ‘Your Love Is a Weapon’, a song which focuses on the intimacy and solitude of the writer at work: https://soundcloud.com/sandykilpatrick/your-love-is-a-weapon

 Like this track, the album as a whole is designed to feel raw, and not hidden behind the smoke and mirrors of big production. The lyrics are intimate and thoughtful, hitting many highs, lows and moments of heartfelt poignancy – many of which listeners will immediately relate to.

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Sandy Kilpatrick’s new music marks a new step forward as a solo artist and musician – not bad for someone who has already shared the stage with many excellent bands including Muse, Elbow and more.

Fittingly, this album represents taking his journey full circle, with a festival show coming up in July where he will be sharing the bill with The Waterboys – a band Sandy loved in his childhood. One of the first songs he learned on the guitar was theirs, ‘Fisherman’s Blues’, and it seems fitting that he should share the stage with them as he celebrates his latest release.

Suburban Myth release seasonal single ‘Can You Help Me Find My Christmas?’

Independent pop-rock track from rock group Suburban Myth which is out now

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With a debut album ‘Welcome (If Only)’ already under their belts this year, plus a couple of singles from the LP, Suburban Myths reputation is continuing to grow through a combination of quality music and hard work on their part to keep the music coming.

With the momentum building their new single ‘Can You Help Me Find My Christmas’ is out right now – once again showcasing the vocal talents of Derek Daisey. The lyrics are typically thoughtful, accompanied by a gradual build up in the story and intensity of the melody which arguably gives the band their most commercially solid release yet.

Hear it for yourself here:

The band has said before that they write all their songs with the live show in mind, and the same can be said here. With a sweeping crescendo that would be epic to hear live, it still works perfectly in the studio too thanks to some really lush production values.

It nicely concludes a very good year for the band, with their album and single releases getting them attention from BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Planet Rock, not to mention support slots with Dylan Taylor and Anyone’s Guess at The Windjammer.

If Suburban Myth keep up this momentum, 2015 will be their year.

Band members:

Derek Daisey – Lead Guitar & Vocals

Nicholas OKelley – Bass Guitar & Vocals

Nick Lomma – Percussion

“This outfit have a tasty way with a trad-indie-alt-rock tune and there’s a rising taste for this sort of thing in the face of the deluge of hideously cheesy dance-pop…”

Thomas H Green – Daily Telegraph/Arts Desk/Mixmag/Napster

Buy now on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/can-you-help-me-find-my-christmas/id745389896?i=745389973

Links:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/SuburbanMythMusic

Twitter – https://twitter.com/SuburbanMyth1

Website – www.suburbanmythmusic.com

Soundcloud – https://soundcloud.com/suburbanmythmusic

Reverbnation   http://www.reverbnation.com/suburbanmyth

‘Only One’ the new single from sincere singer-songwriter Jessie Lowes

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One of Northumberland’s most talented emerging artists, acoustic singer-songwriter, Jessie Lowes is set to release her new single ‘Only One’ November 28th. Following the success of her last single ‘Stars’, Lowes popularity  has soared as she gains national recognition for her beautiful,  emotive music.

 

True to Lowes style of raw and emotive lyrics, the new track explores the heartbreak of losing someone you love, in an honest and heartfelt manner.

 

Lowes life has not been an easy journey and she has been through a series of testing and turbulent times. Spending some of her early life in foster care, music has always been the one constant in Lowes’ life.

 

Recent years have also been tough on Lowes as she lost her mother of whom she was very close with and has suffered the agony of a marital breakup. The talented Lowes transforms the pain of these torturing times into beautifully moving music that speaks directly from her heart to the audience.

 

An ex-cage fighter and club level rugby player, Lowes’ masculine background contrasts her delicate lyrics and soulful delivery. Lowes music delves into the depths of human emotion and beautifully expresses the pain and beauty of life.

 

Lowes has recently released the video for ‘Only One’. The video aptly captures Lowes heartache, delivering a powerful and moving visual of the raw emotion Lowes emits.

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

 

 

Website: http://jessielowes.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessie-Lowes/166706493351429

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/jessie-lowes83

PVRIS Premiere New Song & Music Video For “My House”

PVRIS is a ground breaking band for Rise Records as they are the first female-fronted band to be signed to the label. Composed of lead vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald, the band are a cool, captivating mix of talent. 

The trio have a rock, pop sound and it’s truly intriguing to watch them do their thing.   

The band are set to release their debut album album White Noise on 3rd November2014. Their work has already been catching the ear and eye of many, with their music received plays on MTV as well as being highlighted with The Huffington Post & ASOS.com

You can catch their very latest video here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aQz-aKvyQU

PVRIS is currently touring Japan with State Champs and will join Mayday Parade, Tonight Alive, Major League for The Honeymoon Tour in North America this October/November. Expect UK tour news in 2015.

For more information on PVRIS, please visit:

www.riserecords.com  

www.PVRIS.com 

Keep updated on PVRIS:

www.facebook.com/PVRISBandMa  

www.twitter.com/ThisIsPVRIS  

www.instagram.com/ThisIsPVRIS  

www.soundcloud.com/thisispvris  

www.youtube.com/thisispvris

Sweet Review of These Raven Skies

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The talented, hard-rock Canadian band These Raven Skies have smashed their way into music with their fearless album named after the band. ‘No Need To Worry’ is a classic rave tune, enjoyable and strong, perfect for heavy rock fans worldwide. The song demonstrates the bands’ confident talent to play phenomenal guitar solos and produce excellent acoustic underlay’s, as well as singing about the topic of chaos, things that make them so popular. Famous Jeff Martin from The Tea Party inspired and featured in ‘No Need To Worry’, showing that These Raven Skies have fantastic links and support from big names, increasing their knowledgeable profiles in the music industry very successfully. While the powerful voice of Chris Perkins shines through in the hardcore track, some of the other album’s songs are more toned down, such as ‘Open Road’ and ‘Emily and Alick’, which shows that the band can achieve every angle in the music business to be successful.

The passionate hard-rock band These Raven Skies have produced an atmospheric and powerful album full of personal and emotional passion and hardcore music. Already their name places a significant image in our minds, making them easily memorable, and their professional musical links (such as Jeff Martin and Scott Weiland) make them stand suitably out from the hard-rock genre crowd. The care placed into the album’s songs- particularly ‘No Need To Worry’ demonstrates their determined ‘hands on’ approach to producing their music, showing their grit to do well that will shine brightly toward their future. Their energy and defined stage presence has been pummelled into many successful live performances, such as for festivals in their hometown. A clever and heavy album, These Raven Skies will be loved by all hard-rock fans.

SouLost get heavy with ‘The Way I Feel Pt. 2’ EP

Chekc out Without me part of the second album from Soulost!

 

A harsh sounding, rock hit with strong  echoey female vocal and crazy backing track this song is a dillectable piece of sweetness.

Let us hear your thoughts in the comments!

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https://twitter.com/soulostofficial

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