British rapper Saint unleashes an outstanding debut EP ‘LUCID’

Saint has just released one of the most refreshing and exhilarating EP’s of 2021 so far. Despite being only approximately 12 minutes long, Saint’s EP ‘Lucid’ makes the most of short listening time to take the listener on a unique aural adventure; the rapper spits out lyrics that conjure greater emotions than most music you hear in the UK Top 40.

Not a single second of audio is wasted on this EP as every single word and beat has the sole purpose of creating a meaningful, energetic and brilliant listening experience that is sure to be constant in everyone’s summer songs this year.

“Saint is the next to blow in the urban scene” – Andrew Marston, BBC Introducing Hereford & Worcester

The EP’s opening track ‘Adrenaline’ more than lives up to its name, with Saint delivering his exceptional poetry with rapid speed, filling the listener with unlimited energy that will fit perfectly on any gym playlist.

The EP’s third track ‘Changes’ is Saint’s tribute to the power of words and how they can have a positive effect on the world, making you want to become a bit of a poet yourself. This theme continues on the EP’s closing track ‘No More’, which is Saint’s statement against the world’s lies and corruption and call to live your life based on your own astuteness, not how you’re told to live it.

Saint has used his innate ability of crafting wonderful soliloquies to bring about change in British society. This new EP has allowed Saint to finally unshackle his unique sound, which he has labelled ‘Revolutionary Rhythm’, onto an unsuspecting public. This distinctive sound has been crafted with the help of Saint’s brilliantly gifted producer ‘PsyRo’ who, in his own words, is ‘bringing a new sound for a new age’.

Hailing from Stourbridge in the West Midlands, Saint is set to become one of the most influential hip-hop artists in the UK. With the help of PsyRO, Saint has been able to set up his own label ‘MusicalKilla Records’ which is where ‘Lucid’ was released on. With Saint calling the shots on the record label, this means that his artistic vision will not be compromised for the sake of profit; the music and its underlying messages will always be the priority for Saint. Go give Lucid a listen if you haven’t already!

Website: www.mkrecords.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Saint.mkr/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Saint_MKR
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saint.mkr/
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/saint-340214034?ref=clipboard&p=a&c=1
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0lIW5UPZSt38VvXdsqpAWe?
Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/saint/1517074253
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/artist/20765604
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/en/artist/97164822
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/saintMusic

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Chris Andreucci releases exhilarating new EP ‘What Don’t Kill You’!

Chris Andreucci is set to take up the gauntlet laid down by fellow scots Lewis Capaldi and Paolo Nutini, and command radio waves on both sides of The Atlantic. The Glasgow-based Chris managed to bag himself a record deal with the Nashville label ‘Century Music Group’ in 2019, with the label’s president expressing huge admiration for Chris’s pristine musical talents.

Despite not yet releasing a full studio album, Chris has already performed at some of Scotland’s most prestigious venues like the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, where a little band called Oasis were first discovered. 2020 was set to be the year of Chris Andreucci, with plans for major festival dates, as well as his intention to move out to Nashville to try and conquer the American soundwaves, but COVID-19 intervened.

“2020 has been a crazy year. It was set to be a year full of highs – a performance at C2C Festival at The Hydro in Glasgow alongside my favourite artists such as Luke Combs, an EP launch and then a move out to
Nashville in July. But in reality, like so many other people, the year was filled with lows. All my shows were cancelled or rescheduled due to COVID and as a direct result of this my visa application fell through as I had
no activities lined up”. – Chris Andreucci

All of Chris’ plans for 2020 were thrown on the scrap heap, but he will not be deterred in fulfilling his boundless potential with the release of his new EP ‘What Don’t Kill You’.

What Don’t Kill You boasts an enormous range of instrumentation, with ragingly brisk electric guitars and thundering vocals on the opening track ‘Here Comes The Rain’. Complementing this sound is a more tender acoustic guitar on the track ‘Thunderstorms and Rain’.

Overall, it’s the songs ‘Tonight I’m Yours’ and ‘Freedom’ that are the EP’s procurement. This is where Chris Andreucci showcases his instinctive ability to craft powerful tales of modern day romance. This EP is very mercurial and covers all spheres of the emotional spectrum, from being very uplifting in ‘The Only Love That Never Broke My Heart’, to creating a devastating, sorrowful tale of a break-up in ‘Drinking Song’.

2020 was meant to be the year that Chris Andreucci broke into the mainstream and I believe if it wasn’t for COVID, he would have fulfilled his destiny. Still, I have a feeling that 2021 will be the year that Chris Andreucci joins the dynasty of great Scottish musicians who have conquered the world.

Track List

  1. Here Comes The Rain
  2. Tonight I’m Yours
  3. Drinking Song
  4. Thunderstorms & Rain
  5. The Only Love That Never Broke My Heart
  6. Freedom

Check out Chris Andreucci’s socials below:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CAndreucciMusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CAndreucciMusic
Website: www.chrisandreucci.co.uk
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/chris-andreucci
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4LZi4A4tswPptC1qZ9FA1q
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCajC0Pxe0GT6ze-wvdLZQtg

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Franki Pineapple goes full throttle with explicit punk single ‘F*ck it Man’

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.

For updates on her latest, follow the links below:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankiPineapple 

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

Website: www.frankipineapple.com

Kiey’s new single ‘Piccadilly’ envisions the heart of London

Electro-pop creator Kiey is multitalented; an artist whose instrumentation, production, and mastering are completed solely by himself.

New track ‘Piccadilly’ is so perfectly London-centric that it shocks many to know that the man behind it lives thousands of miles away in Vietnam.

The communist rule there does not make an easy environment for the production of exotic new tracks such as this.

His single ‘Piccadilly’ is rich in textures of electro and melancholic depth; it’s clear the artist yearns for the excitement of the dark streets of London

An accompanying video accentuates the creepy nostalgia, released just in time for Halloween.

The influence of Kiey’s musical heroes (Lana Del Rey, Sia and Troye Sivan) are evident in the bouncy tracks.

With a new album on the horizon for early 2021, this certainly won’t be the last we hear from an artist so passionately, talented in haunting beat creation.

Check out Kiey’s socials below:

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kieymusic

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

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ryanvia/tracks

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Francisco Bayon ‘When I Call You’ Review

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The Skype call inspired  ‘When I Call You’  by Francisco Bayon is an uplifting and unique summer anthem. Featuring accordion throughout the track builds up to a huge festival ready texture from just the Skype ringtone. I think everyone can agree that it is a very creative way of using the ringtone. Francisco’s fantastic vocals then come in and deliver some very catchy lyrics and melodic combinations that have been going round in my head for ages after listening to it. Go and get it now!

Listen Here:  https://soundcloud.com/francisco-bay-n/francisco-bayon-when-i-call-you

Links:

Official Website              – www.franciscobayon.com

Soundcloud                     – https://soundcloud.com/francisco-bay-n

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

Afro-pop rising star Wiyaala brings ‘Peace’ to the world and new self-titled album Wiyaala

She’s the only woman in the world singing in Sissala – and she will mesmerize you

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Set to play WOMAD this year, multi-award winning Afro-pop songstress Wiyaala has come a long way since her humble background growing up in the small Ghanaian village of Funsi.

The last few years have seen Wiyaala rise from rags to riches. Now on the cusp of becoming a worldwide star, the singer hopes to inspire others by spreading her message of love and peace, whilst also raising awareness of the injustices still taking place to this day in third-world countries all over the world.

Her new self-titled album Wiyaala has already received nationwide success in Ghana. She now hopes to establish a global audience.

Stream the single ‘Peace’ from the album here on Soundcloud:

https://soundcloud.com/wiyaala/peace

The record is a selection of vibrant Afro-pop anthems sung largely in Sissala, but with a poppy catchiness inspired by Western Culture.

As the singer explains: ‘My album is the product of my environment as a young girl growing up in a West African Village at a time when the influences of Western TV and video first impacted on the African villager …You are hearing my African heritage fusing with the sounds and techniques of western production.’

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Wiyaala rose to recognition after coming first place in a 2012 Vodafone Icons reality show as part of the group Black n Peach, a year earlier emerging as the second runner-up in Ghana’s Stars of the Future talent show. She has become famous despite little radio airplay, rejecting the music industry’s ruthless commercialist side and becoming famous as a result of her live performances and what she stands for. Grace Jones, Tina Turner and Angelique Kidjo are artists that she is sometimes compared to.

Often referred to as the ‘Young Lioness of Africa’, she has become renowned for her activism, working to abolish child marriage and abuse in her home continent  as well as campaigning for women’s right to education – freedoms that we take for granted here in the Western world.

Her fierce ideals are a result of her impoverished upbringing and being a first-hand witness to social injustice. ‘At school, I have seen young teenage girls pulled out of the classroom to be married off. The next time you see them they are pregnant and selling pepper in the market… When I was small, we were often hungry. Sometimes we would catch a mouse, roast it and share it amongst 3 or 4 children.’

She is currently working on projects with The Ministry of Gender and Child Protection and UNICEF in Ghana.

Stream the single ‘Timbanayi’ from the album here on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wiyaala/tinambanyi-here-we-come

Watch the video for ‘Leno’ from the album here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFoRw-gPH6Q

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/wiyaala

https://soundcloud.com/wiyaala

https://twitter.com/Wiyaala

http://wiyaala.com/

British alternative rock singer Karmilla delivers hypnotic alternative rock single ‘Leave Me to Me’

“The instrumentation and arrangements on the album are sophisticated and provide the perfect complement to Camilla’s clever lyrics and her sometimes poignant, sometimes powerful vocal delivery.” – Nick Dent Robinson

Taken from her brand new album Early Workings of an Open Mind, Karmilla releases this vibrant alternative rock song.

Championing a raw and genuine style of songwriting, her music explores a mix of environmental, personal and political themes rarely encountered in today’s modern rock landscape.

Listen to the single here:  https://youtu.be/qybxBq-qBs4

A big supporter of local music scenes, Karmilla is known for her love of playing local gigs and festivals. She is all about the music, believing there is always a connectivity to the people who are part of it and the people who listen to it.

Already she has supported the likes of Frank Turner, playing a family run festival at the musician’s home village in 2015. Upcoming gigs include an acoustic set at Dam Fine Affair festival in Wiltshire on June 18th and another at Readipop Festival in Reading on July 8th.

Aside from music, Karmilla’s passions include running and gardening.

Karmilla has drawn comparisons to the likes of Janis Joplin and Eva Cassidy vocally, whilst instrumentally reminiscent of Britpop legends like Oasis and Stereophonics.

 

Leave Me To Me and Early Workings Of An Open Mind are both out now!

 

Links:

http://www.karmillamusic.com/

https://soundcloud.com/karmilla-425499268

https://www.facebook.com/Karmillamusic?fref=ts

https://twitter.com/karmillacams

https://www.youtube.com/channel/karmillamusic

 

 

Andrea Di Giovanni returns with new emotionally-driven pop single ‘Hold Me Once More’ and new EP Soultrip

21-year-old Italian-born pop singer Andrea Di Giovanni delivers another fun and equally heart-wrenching single straight off his new EP Soultrip.

Listen to the track:  https://soundcloud.com/andrea-di-giovanni-2/hold-me-once-more-explicit-teaser-andrea-di-giovanni

As the singer explains: ‘Hold Me Once More’ is the first song I ever wrote in English, 3 years ago. It talks about the relationship between me and my dad during my childhood and the lack of love and communication I perceived within it.

In the lyrics of this tune I am quite straight forward, telling him what I have been through, which I never had the courage to do in person.

The single follows Andrea’s previous emotive electro-pop single ‘I’ll Take Care of Myself’.

Both tracks will appear on the singer’s new EP Soultrip, which tackles an array of personal topics such as Andrea’s relationship with his father, exploring his bisexuality, as well as overcoming his experiences with vitiligo.

As the title explains’ states Andrea, ‘it’s a journey into the deepest corners of my soul, starting with the relationship with my dad, going into the very first time I fell in love with a guy, to my first experience in a gay relationship to the relationship with my ex best friend (actual girlfriend now). The progression of concepts for the EP is: absence, lust, apathy, awareness and resolution.

 

‘Hold Me Once More’ is set for release on June 15th

https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/hold-me-once-more-single/id1118383939

 

Soultrip EP is out on July 15th

https://itunes.apple.com/it/album/soultrip-ep/id1118854618

 

 

Links:

Website: http://andreadigiovanni.it/

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/andrea-di-giovanni-2

Twitter: https://twitter.com/adigiovannioff?lang=en-gb

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andreadigiovannimusic/?fref=ts

 

Ethereal and experimental new EP ‘Circus’ from alternative pop artist Daisy and The Dark

‘Somewhere between the ghostly gliding & luscious laments of Kate Bush, the boldness of Björk and the haunting images of Kylie Minogue floating in a lake, comes Sarah Kayte Foster.’ – Backseat Mafia

‘Resplendent, bold and ambitious.  It’s her daringness to experiment  – and those ethereal, oscillating vocals – that sets Daisy and The Dark apart’ – Chart Shaker

Cinematic in atmosphere and brimming with carnivalesque creativity, Circus is the brand new exciting EP from experimental pop artist Daisy and The Dark (aka Sarah Kayte Foster).

Previously a member of classical chart-topping band the Mediaeval Baebes for five years, Sarah left the band in 2014, after charting at No. 8 in the UK Classical Charts with the double album ‘Of Kings and Angels’.

She has since poured her musical talent into a solo career as Daisy, performing theatrical shows at Secret Garden Party and the Royal Albert Hall, and releasing her 2015 debut EP ‘Red Planet’ as a new interactive app which IBM called ‘the best collaboration between music and technology I’ve seen in a long time.’   The record went on to receive a whole host of online coverage, garnering praise from the likes of SupaJam, Chart Shaker and Noizze.

Her new EP ‘Circus’ is set for release July 8th.

Stream lead single ‘Circus’ here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgPTG6bLTDg

A vibrant video directed by BAFTA award winning Shreepali Patel accompanies lead single and title track ‘Circus’, with cinematography coming courtesy of award-winner Nicola Daley – making it one of the few music videos to have an all female team at the helm.

Sarah’s creative energy extends beyond music and she has worked extensively as a professional actress, as well as creating artwork, videos, costume and performance art all inspired, like her songs, by her great love of cinema and magic.

Her ethereal and other-worldly style is sure to appeal to fans of artists like Kate Bush, Bjork, FKA Twigs, Bat for Lashes and David Bowie.

Circus EP will be released on July 8th via Foster’s own label, Red Planet Records, and she will play a special free show at Miranda, Ace Hotel London on July 8th to mark the release.  For limited free guest list contact info@daisyandthedark.com.

 

Links:

https://twitter.com/DaisyandtheDark

https://www.facebook.com/DaisyAndTheDark/

https://soundcloud.com/daisy-and-the-dark

Daniel William Daidone delivers kooky and creative new-wave/indie/rock cocktail ‘On a Holiday’

Gearing up for the release of his new album Shapeless Things, alternative rock artist Daniel William Daidone takes his listeners on a wild adventure with this new track ‘On a Holiday’.

Influenced by an eclectic mix of artists including Talking Heads, The Cars and Weezer, Dan’s sound is a creative cocktail of modern rock, indie pop and New Wave.

Listen to ‘On a Holiday’ here:

https://soundcloud.com/code3records-1/on-a-holiday

A man with music in his blood, Dan is the grandson of violin virtuoso Adolfo Daidone (aka Al Duffy), who performed with the likes of The Tommy Dorsey Band, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa.

Dan has already received past exposure for his musical talents, four of his songs appearing in the US Showtime series, Shameless. Two of his tracks were also used in the animation short Bumble Beeing, which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival.

Having toured extensively in a number of bands including Philadelphia pop-rock group Officer Roseland, Dan has played in locations including the UK, the US and Puerto Rico. Revered venues that he has played at include The Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia and CBGBs in New York.

In 2008, Dan also took part in a marketing campaign for Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. He was able to raise over one thousand pounds in music sales for the charity.

On top of music, Dan has also lent his creative talents to writing and is the author of a children’s book What Was Our Teacher Doing At The Mall?

Clearly an exciting character, Dan seems certain to spice up today’s rock landscape with his unique sound and persona.

 

‘On a Holiday’ is out June 15th

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/code3records-1

https://www.facebook.com/dan.daidone

https://twitter.com/fontsolo