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tisdag 29 november 2016

Atmospheric pop from Vancouver Sleep Clinic

Tim Bettinson is a 19-year-old Australian who chose Vancouver Sleep Clinic as his project name because, as he told online publication Tomatrax, "When I first starting writing for this project, I felt like it could be the type of atmospheric music that people could fall asleep to." So much for the Sleep Clinic part. As for the Vancouver bit, he picked that because "it looks like a beautiful place". Fair enough. It's his party and he'll cry - which he does, metaphorically, in a high, ethereal, almost choral voice (because it's overdubbed to sound like several high, ethereal-voiced choristers) - if he wants to. Other things he wants include "evolving into something that's more than myself". He elucidates: "My dream is to be playing with a 10-piece band in forests, castles or canyons – anything cool! Making music has never been about me placing myself in any spotlight; it's about giving people a collective experience."
Listen to the new single Someone To Stay here.
https://youtu.be/xNVZ4fzkSu8

The Fame Riot puts the D in Disco

The pair of brothers are at the forefront of a shift in musical style and culture, drawing influences from the last 4 decades of rock, pop, electronica, disco, and everything in-between. THE FAME RIOT has shared the stage with the likes of:
Chromeo, GROUPLOVE, Mickey Avalon, DJ Shadow, The Joy Formidable, WALLPAPER., Con Bro Chill, Adam LaClave, and many more.

Watch their latest video Heart stray here.
https://youtu.be/xnS34BG3URE

Levitate with Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons are currently working on album no.3, their brand new single Levitate is featured in the upcoming film Passengers out this christmas.
Check out the lyric video here.
https://youtu.be/wZQj1EJm7ig

måndag 28 november 2016

Stella Rio releases new single Don´t Go Away

Stella is a 21 year old artist from Toronto, Canada who identifies herself as a singer/songwriter. Stella began her musical journey at an early age. She describes her music as pop infused with soulful jazz elements.
She draws inspiration from every aspect of her life and is influenced from artists from a variety of genres. Corrine Bailey Rae, Etta James, Lily Alen, and Sam Smith are just some of the artists that have inspired Stella as an artist.
Stella recently signed with multiplatinum grammy nominated production team Kuya. Kuya developed Alessia Cara and also wrote her #1 hit single “HERE”.
This year she has been collaborating with local and internationally known artists and is currently writing music for a new EP. She is featured on the next DVBBS single “Wicked Ways”. Stella has also contributed songwriting on the new album for UK girls group Little Mix.
When asked what her musical goal is she replies:
“My goal is not to be famous, but to be great”.

Watch the video for Stella Rio´s new single Don´t Go Away here.
https://youtu.be/eiDZ5bhJD0o

lördag 19 november 2016

Dark alternative pop artist Zayde Wolf welcomes the golden age

The summer of 2016 was an exciting time for ZW as his song NEW BLOOD was used in the main trailer for Jack Reacher 2 Never Go Back. Being a big fan of action movies and Tom Cruise we were pumped up about being a part of this trailer. Simotaniously NEW BLOOD was used in a promo for the History Channel and MMA 200.
In 2016 Zayde Wolf songs have been used in multiple Netflix promos around the world. Netflix has used BUILT FOR THIS TIME, LIVE LIFE, and the HEROES collaboration with artist Generdyn. This version of HEROES was most recently used in the Netflix Fearless Doc Trailer.
Xbox / Microsoft has partnered with Zayde Wolf multiple times including their 2016 E3 Keynote and games montage. The E3 presentation and promo included a new Zayde Wolf song called NO LIMITS. Zayde Wolf songs KING and RUNNING ALL NIGHT have also been used in Microsoft promos for the Direct X 12 and Summer Games Spotlight.
His debut album Golden Age is out now, featuring the new single Hustler.
https://youtu.be/nPvjbKuH60Y

fredag 18 november 2016

Ambient pop group Cigarettes After Sex releases new single

Cigarettes After Sex is an ambient pop group based out of Brooklyn, NY led by songwriter Greg Gonzalez. Formed in 2008, the group consists of keyboardist Phillip Tubbs, bassist Randy Miller and drummer Jacob Tomsky. In the spring of 2012 Cigarettes After Sex recorded their first EP over the course of a single night in the stairway of a four story building. Inspired by the initial session and recorded in the same spontaneous spirit, they've since released the single "Affection" across various platforms. Their full length album is scheduled for release in 2017.
Stream the new song K. here
https://soundcloud.com/partisan-records/k-1/s-dlaJv

Jamie Grace drops Party Like A Princess

Jamie Grace is a 24 year old singer-songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. Her debut single “Hold Me feat. tobyMac” landed her a nomination at the 2012 Grammy awards where she was the youngest nominee. That year, she was also nominated for a Billboard Award and four Dove Awards, going home as the Dove Awards New Artist of the Year.
Her new single Party Like A Princess is released on November 25 and it´s the first new tune in 3 years from Jamie Grace.
Watch the lyric video here.
https://youtu.be/W2UV_2UJ8hg

torsdag 17 november 2016

One Ok Rock goes for a more pop oriented sound on new single

  1. Japanese rockers One Ok Rock releases new album Ambitions on January 11th, the new single Bedroom Warfare takes the band in a more pop oriented direction. 

  2. Tracklisting:
  3. Ambitions – Introduction –
  4. Bombs away
  5. Taking Off
  6. We are
  7. 20/20
  8. Always coming back
  9. Bedroom Warfare
  10. Lost in Tonight
  11. I was King
  12. Listen (featuring Avril Lavigne)
  13. One Way Ticket
  14. Bon Voyage
  15. Start Again
  16. Take what you want (featuring 5 Seconds of Summer)
  17. Stream the new single here.
  18. https://youtu.be/jY-hM6Czi1U

Figure it out with The Sleeping Sounds

Cleveland indie-pop trio The Sleeping Sounds have released the music video for their first single, “Figure It Out”, which is a combination of indie, soul and pop rock showcasing a smooth, dancey and rhythmic track people will be singing along in no time.
Watch the video here:
https://youtu.be/0wLQpv_g7DM

onsdag 16 november 2016

Gibbz opens the gate to synthesizer heaven with Bright Lights

Today debuted "Bright Lights",  Gibbz first single + lyric video  from his upcoming EP 'Oh My God' Out 12/16. When talking about the track Gibbz said, "Bright Lights was the first track written for the record. It’s about a night out with friends on whatever drugs you can find. The bright light is referring to how some substances can cause lights and colors to be more vibrant. The pacing of the track and its build of instrumentation are to show how there’s a delicate balance between taking just the right amount, and going too far." You can catch Gibbz on tour this fall with Dragonette.
Watch the lyric video for Bright Lights here.
https://youtu.be/gUm5Ick5n3g

måndag 14 november 2016

Glasgow citizen Michael Oakley will turn back time with his latest single

Turn Back Time is another retro-tastic song from Michael Oakley´s upcoming album due early next year. Imagine for a moment this is 1984, you've just got out the cinema from watching The Karate Kid and you're driving home in a black Daytona Ferrari late at night feeling melancholic wishing you could turn back time....
Audio here:
https://youtu.be/LXx8-iEX7cs

lördag 12 november 2016

It´s addictive, it´s Violet Days and it´s O.D On You

Time for some alternative pop stories from Sweden and Violet Days, after catchy songs like Razorheart, Your Girl, So Dope and Screaming Colors. Lina Hansson aka Violet Days deliver yet another fine pop anthem with O.D On You.
Stream the song here.
https://soundcloud.com/violetdaysofficial/od-on-you-1

onsdag 9 november 2016

Feel the fever with Nuela Charles

Nuela Charles´ sophomore album, The Grand Hustle, was released on November 4. With her debut LP Aware in 2012, Nuela had the pleasure of earning support from CBC and KCRW along with TV placements on VH1, MTV, and Showtime to name a few.
After four years of experiencing and refining, she is proud to be sharing her resurgence through this record. Though the album stories various hardships, Nuela´s story is all about the comeback. Sometimes you have to fall. Hard. And then you get back up, dust yourself off and return even stronger.
“Fever" was written out of a moment of frustration, and sometimes out of frustration we run. We run away from something, or we run to something. The video represents us all. With the direction of Steven Hope (zebrasociety.com), we were able to capture a sense of urgency, emotion and togetherness, which Nuela feel like is needed now more than ever. 
Watch the video here.

söndag 6 november 2016

Cold disco and dark electronica on Vitalic´s Voyager

Often unclassifiable, but always efficient, Vitalic shouts out and restyles his universe under many different ways.After having mixed electro music to rock, to disco and then to pop in the course of his three albums, « Film Noir » EP invites us to a spatial journey.Unusual, unknow, fascinating, powerfull and sometimes dark ; this project defines itself as a cold disco. Yes, Vitalic is well and truly back, and once more, he’s surprising !
The next adventure in Vitalic´s musical journey is the upcoming full length Voyager, out January 20. The first single is Waiting For The Stars featuring David Shaw.
Audio here.

Scandroid and FiXT music presents Neo-Tokyo

Red aka Scandroid has scoured the depths of the ancient wasteland he calls home for something lost and buried, something revolutionary. What he unearthed was the New Retro sound of a forgotten era. He formed Scandroid to bring that sound into his world. 

Based in an abandoned warehouse in Old Tokyo, he is surrounded by ancient technology and sound from the era of the 1980's. Beneath the shadow of the elite and unreachable Neo-Tokyo, he plan's a revolution…
Scandroid - The Album, is released on November 11th, listen to Neo-Tokyo here.
https://youtu.be/mSEUpJIg52U