måndag 17 april 2017

Straight-up pop from Joy In Motion

Joy In Motion are a brand new 4-piece straight out of the heart of Brisbane. A project borne out of Jake Solway's desire to shift into something a little different from his previous act, heavy band Road to Ransome. Jake was drumming for that band - but always had a desire to front a band as the vocalist.

Today they (Jake Solway - Vocals, Patrick Heaton - Bass, Carly Sinn - Drums and Dylan Cottee - Guitar) release their very first taste of Joy In Motion, ahead of their debut EP release, which drops on Friday May 26th. Pre-Orders are now live at their Big Cartel and Band Camp sites.

The straight-up pop rock/alt rock sound comes from Jake growing up listening to bands like Fall Out Boy, Blink 182 and Sum 41 and the results are obvious. Clean tones, beautiful vocals and sing a long vocals for days means that Joy In Motion will be hard to shake out of your head.
Watch the official video See Your Face here.

torsdag 13 april 2017

Synthwave project Sacred Ape set to release debut album in April

John Bassett (known for his work in Progressive Metal with Arcade Messiah & KingBathmat) has announced new side project SΔCRED ΔPE. SΔCRED ΔPE will be released on April 21st. It is now available to pre-order on bandcamp with 2 full songs streaming.

John says "Inspiration for this album has come from many corners, modern synthwave/darkwave, 80s pop, Trevor Horn, Gary Numan, John Carpenter and trying to convey the feeling and sounds of the 80's but with modern production techniques. It has 7 tracks, 2 of them instrumental."
Stream Birds Fall From The Sky from the album at this link.

onsdag 12 april 2017

Harry Styles signs 3-album solo recording deal with Columbia Records

Harry Styles (OneDirection) has signed a 3-album solo recording deal with Columbia Records, the new single Sign of the times (released April 7th) has already reached 17 million streams on Youtube.
Harry Styles will make his acting debut in Christopher Nolan´s film Dunkirk, in theatres July 21st.
Sign of the times audio here.

måndag 10 april 2017

Eric Arjes of Camera Can´t Lie will find his way back

Eric Arjes (born September 1, 1987) is an American songwriter, record producer and recording artist from Nashville, TN. Discovered in 2007 by the late Grammy-Award winning producer and mixer, Stephen Short, Eric is most known as the frontman/guitarist of Atlantic Records' band, Camera Can't Lie, and the indie-rock band, Vinyl Hearts.

As a performer and producer, Arjes has seen success in music licensing, creating and performing music featured in national ad campaigns for Hershey's, Lowe's, Pringles,Dr Pepper, and Walmart. Other placements include a feature in AMC's hit show, "The Walking Dead", as well as trailers and soundtracks for "Muppets Most Wanted" and "The Best Of Me".

"Find My Way Back", his first single as a solo artist, has been prominently featured in MTV's "Teen Wolf" and "Finding Cater".  The anticipated debut EP, Unbroken, was released in late 2016.

Arjes is signed to Universal Music Publishing Group. He has written songs recorded by Multi-Platinum and Grammy-Award winning artists such as Tim McGraw, Thompson Square and Newsboys.
Listen to "Find my way back" here.

lördag 8 april 2017

Kovic´s Ropes is one of the biggest choruses you´ll hear this year

Kovic is the brand new artist signed to independent record label, High Time Records. Following up their unprecedented success with The Hunna earlier in 2016 (who debuted at #3 on the UK Indie chart and #13 on the official UK album chart), High Time Records have teamed up with the super talented up and coming Director Haris Nukem (previous work includes Boy London and Selfridges) to produce a series of music videos that it's hoped will see Kovic go even higher in the charts.
Kovic's 'Ropes' is an anthemic track accompanied by one of the biggest choruses you’ll hear all year. ‘Ropes’ is co-produced by Scott himself, alongside the acclaimed Dan Bryer. This is the third of seven short features that will accompany future Kovic releases and will form a short film for fans to watch back.
You can watch the video here.

Coasts takes you to paradise on new single

Having made serious strides with their self-titled debut album, COASTS reveal a side we’ve not seen before on latest release ‘Paradise’, which is a slow-burning, glorious fusion of shimmering guitar and synth rounded off by Caines trademark vocals. The UK ‘trop-poppers’ music always echoes the sounds of summer and the video for ‘Paradise’ is the perfect backdrop to this showing the sun-drenched streets of London at their finest in a love story featuring frontman Caines.
Watch the official video for Paradise here.

fredag 7 april 2017

Alphaville returns with first album in 7 years

With cult bands, this is a matter of course: many of them still rest on their hit singles and their typical sound. Alphaville is quite different. Even if hits like "Big In Japan" and "Forever Young" remain unforgotten, the synthpop legends 2017 look into the future - with their new album "Strange Attractor". For seven years fans had to wait for the successor of "Catching Rays On Giant". A time when much happened. Alphaville had to continue on following the loss of keyboardist Martin Lister, who died in 2014. The result was a new form of the band, with singer Marian Gold, keyboardist Carsten Brocker, guitarist David Goodes, drummer Jakob Kiersch and bassist Alexandra Merl. It was clear that this also involved changes in their sound. And so "Strange Attractor" is perhaps the most varied album of the band's career. In a total of 13 songs, Alphaville combine 80s electro pop with rock, funk and soul. How it sounds, they already revealed with the first single "Heartbreak City". New songs from a new band: With their seventh album "Strange Attractor", Alpahville 2017 brings fresh air into their oeuvre and the entire pop landscape.
Watch the official video Heartbreak City from the new album here.

måndag 3 april 2017

Post-new wave outfit PALIKI release second single Tonight from upcoming album Radiornot

PALIKI prepares release of 2nd single “TONIGHT”. Full album ‘RADIORNOT’ to follow in April 2017.
Italian outfit Paliki gets set to reveal the new video/single“Tonight”in March 2017. Built on a deceptively simple and utterly catchy keyboard refrain, the track is the second single taken from the upcoming album 'Radiornot', out in spring.
Check out TONIGHT here.

söndag 2 april 2017

Moment delivers one of the most exciting pop songs this year with Indigo

The Swedish electro pop trio Moment has signed with Parlophone / Warner Music and released one of the most exciting pop songs this year, the single Indigo is out now on iTunes and Spotify.
Stream the single here.