From small town Owings, Maryland Rasha Jay’s music is a storm of blues based alt-rock fueled with emotional vocals, powerful rock instrumentals and atmospheric beats and this is illustrated best in her new single Red Coat.
Lyrically the song is about protecting yourself from love and the heavy bass, strong guitar riffs and raw soulful vocals mirror the dark, murky and conflicted notions that come with the harder side of love. With her forthcoming EP High Dive to be released later this year, Rasha Jay comments that the EP will be a continuation of this exploration into love and the tangled mess of relating to each other – the title ‘High Dive’ referring to the times when it is best to dive in or jump out and the audience that is always there waiting to see what happens.
Taking influence from musical mavericks such as Prince and rock royalty like Foo Fighters, Rasha Jay creates innovative music that bulges real honesty and daring genre-spanning sounds.
Watch out for her forthcoming EP and click on the links below to check out more Rasha Jay!
Song smith Bentley Jones returns with a glowing new release combining rock, pop and electronica to create a unique sound and style. This is the most streamline release you will hear this year and something you don’t want to miss out on.
Most artists would be content in achieving less than half of what Bentley Jones has managed to over his illustrious career. His first single debuted at #5 in the Japanese Charts without any promotion and he was the first British artist to release a Japanese album on a major label. He also recorded and performed with May J and achieved several chart topping dance hits for the likes of Madonna, will.i.am, Sia and Ariana Grande to name just a few!
Having been compared to David Guetta, will.i.am and Avicii, Bentley Jones is keen to cement his place as a leading performer and so far he’s been successful in that aim. Jones has collaborated with Curtis Young who happens to be the son of Dr Dre, on a number of releases. His version of “West End Girls” was adored by Neil Tenant and even Lady Gaga follows him on Twitter!
Although Bentley is loved by the industry and fans alike, he feels it is time for change, and looks to explore the social conformities and pigeon holed genres that are associated with male artists in his music. Having come from a labour orientated family, Bentley knows the meaning of hard work and has strived his whole life to achieve success which he feels often contrasts with the manufactured pop stars of today’s world.
Bentley Jones is a very diverse character. Not only a musician and writer, Bentley was part of a string of sold out shows with the Birmingham Opera were he utilised his extensive dance talents to great acclaim. He is also a trained fitness instructor, gymnast and swimmer whilst also being a fantastic dancer and extraordinary singer.
His infectious pop laden hooks and variance in genres and styles makes Bentley Jones an instant hit. His new tracks ooze class and style whilst getting your head bobbing and feet tapping. It is a testament to his musical genius that he manages to adhere to the established genres that made him famous whilst also being able to incorporate new influences to create truly original sounds.
Melodically, sonically and lyrically Bentley Jones has created a flawless release which will appeal to people of all walks of life and tastes in music. The EP will be released on August 31st.
They say practice makes perfect and this is most definitely the case with Croydon’s latest jangly, blues-fuelled rock offering, Coffeepot Drive. Subtly combining the hook laden guitar of Alabama Shakes with a huge vocal presence reminiscent of The Supremes, Coffee Pot Drive is a band that cannot be missed.
Coffeepot Drive continues to beguile and enthral their audiences with their stereo recording and live sets. Catch them at a show or dance alone to their infectious tunes in your room. Wherever you are Coffeepot Drive’s lust for life will keep you feeling young, fresh and euphoric.
“Hey Suzy!” will be available from August 17th followed by album “Edge of Town” out on August 31st.
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.
Created from the depths of the deep south of Western Australia, with the intentions similar to any art project that is packed full of social commentary, anti-establishment spunk and the critical analysis of a generation. Sonically serving the purpose to bridge the gap between bands and new wave electronic producers.
Mostly a result of having such a eclectic range of influences, the genre-crossing twist’s and turns of Antonio Paul can deceive any one into believing that each song could in fact be from various different artists. Through the eyes of Antonio Paul, this quality is necessary in this modern age of music as the defining trait to separate themselves from an over saturated scene, serving the purpose of keeping whomever is watching and listening always guessing.
The mystic heavy fog that surrounds the band is key to stopping the prediction or placement of their music. Their songs ultimately force the listener to live in the moment of each song and to enjoy what they have – as opposed to what could be.
Antonio Paul have come a long way since their self produced track ‘City Dreams’. Since then, Marc Antonio and Michael Paul from Bunbury, Western Australia have been busy crafting their tunes and working with upcoming local directors to produce their music video clips. In this short space of time the boys soon clocked up a strong fanbase both in Australia and overseas and have supported the likes of Jinja Safari, San Cisco and Snakadaktal.
The recording project of Marc Antonio and Michael Paul reaches the UK with their with new track ‘Melodic Daze’ after huge hype throughout the US and Australia. A rock band at their core, this soulful dubby number exemplifies the bands’ key attribute of ambidexterity. Check it out, and find more info on their incoming EP below.
Antonio Paul created a buzz on music blogs and college webzines overseas and currently have the interest of some of the World’s leading record labels and booking agencies, and in more recent times have acquired a young gun at Island Def Jam joining them as co-manager for the USA…..now it’s the UK’s turn to experience their talent with the new EP ‘Modern Daze’.
‘Honestly, I don’t think I will ever be disappointed by anything Antonio Paul releases.’ – Indie Shuffle
‘Their dance rock tunes conjure house parties seen through bleary eyes and drunken runs along moonlit beaches–whether you’ve actually experienced either matters little.’ – Pigeons & Planes
‘On the surface alternative rock music is pretty boring if you ask me, so simply labeling the music of the Bunbury, Australia based duo Antonio//Paul this way is vague and undeserving. Their sound does intrique us quite a bit.’ – Hilly Dilly