Neuronspoiler ‘Take the Stage’ In New Release!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Taken from their most recent album Emergence (2013) the single was created by the then newest member of the band, Dave Shirman. He came up with all of the music for this track almost entirely as it appears on the album and JR wrote the lyrics and melodies in a matter of days.

Listen to the track here: http://neuronspoiler.bandcamp.com/track/take-the-stage

Neuronspoiler website: http://www.neuronspoiler.com/

Neuronspoiler have recently massively gained in popularity having been praised by the likes of Herman Li (Dragonforce), Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) and Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) who actually said he wanted to break David del Cid’s fingers because he would put him out of a job!

The legendary rock and metal journalist Malcolm Dome has also praised the band, he recently put them in a list of bands which could transform your life in the next 12 months, and said of them that “they can really play” and that “there are truly rich passages of guitar interplay” in their music.

Lyrically ‘Take the Stage’ is about the desire to perform on stage and the fact that the band feel most at home on in front of a crowd. It relates to their love of live music and the fact that they revel in the energy created by a pumped up crowd at a gig.  In their own words it represents “the desire to achieve something greater than the ordinary…be cast in the starring role in your own life and to inhabit the special moment when you’re doing what you love”.

They are already well known around Europe: in the past 3 years they have headlined at the Summer Fall Festival in Poland and at the 02 Academy, they have also played at Hard Rock Hell in Ibiza and Camden Underworld. As a result of their international fame they regularly get fans travelling to see them from countries like Poland and Austria.

Neuronspoiler have also played with some massive acts in the world of metal such as Wolf, the Quireboys, Dennis Stratton (ex-Iron Maiden) and Metal Works (featuring Richie Faulkner of Judas Priest).

A particularly interesting aspect of the band is their approach to music and technology. Like any top notch musicians they are, by their own admission, fairly obsessed with music. JR (vocals), David del Cid (guitar), Tim Barclay (drums), Erick Tekilla (bass) and Dave Shirman (guitar) are all interested in intellectual pursuits like philosophy, history, science, social justice and technology. Shirman in fact recently released an iPhone app called ‘Metal Venue Guide’ that lists metal venues around the world – for the dedicated fan.

Get some more info on Neuronspoiler here:

–          https://www.facebook.com/Neuronspoiler

–          https://twitter.com/neuronspoiler

–          http://www.youtube.com/user/neuronspoiler

–          https://myspace.com/neuronspoiler

Reviews:

http://metalasfuck.net/zine/event-reviews/2013/neuronspoiler-primitai-barfly-london-230813

http://metalasfuck.net/zine/reviews/2013/neuronspoiler-emergence-own-label

http://echoesanddust.com/2013/06/neuronspoiler-emergence/

http://thepoweroftheriff.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/neuronspoiler-emergence.html?spref=fb

http://themetalreview.com/neuronspoiler-uk-emergence-review/

http://www.grande-rock.com/reviews/neuronspoiler_-_emergence

Interviews

http://londonrocks.webs.com/apps/blog/show/26368057-neuronspoiler-interview-emergence-has-emerged

http://www.grande-rock.com/interviews/neuronspoiler

Kilindu single ‘O Que o Futuro Nos Traz’ (What the Future Brings) single out now

 Multicultural 6 piece open 2014 with brand new single and video

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Fusing together an extensive list of styles and influences, Kilindu are a 6 piece band of varying backgrounds who each bring their own flavour to their music. From Lisbon, the band was formed by guitar player Pedro Duarte and singer João Pedreira.

Whether it’s Portuguese ‘Fado’ music, Cape Verde’s traditional ‘Morna’, Brazilian ‘Samba’ or Cuba’s ‘Habanera’, it is a blend of Latin jazz and Indie World Music traditions that serves their debut single well. Tying it all together is the fact that all these styles are derived from a common root – a genre of music called ‘Lundum’ which started in 15th Century Portugal.

Watch the video to ‘O Que o Futuro Nos Traz’ here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyRK7giU9XM&feature=youtu.be

Conceived as a musical bridge across continents – Europe-Portugal, America-Brazil and Africa-Angola – the band is a collective of musicians who have been playing from a young age. Now they’ve come together to create their own music, resulting in a very active online fan base who work hard to spread the music of the band.

It’s this support that has allowed them to play gigs such as Optimus Alive 2013, where they supported the big name likes of Kings of Leon.

Links

Website: http://www.kilindu.com/

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyRK7giU9XM&feature=youtu.be

Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kilindufadonovo

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kilindu1

 Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/kilindu

Akua Kamau EP ‘My Island Darling’ out now on Fern Gully Records

Instrumental EP pays tribute to the traditions of Akua Kamau’s Jamaican and African heritage

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Clocking in at  7 songs of high quality, the new EP from Akau Kamau is a release that is formed around the themes of Jamaican and African traditions and, in the artist’s words, ‘Ancestral Reverence’.

Formed on the belief that generally our ancestors exist around us in the spiritual realm, these songs are designed as a tribute to the sacrifices that they made, in order for us all to have the opportunities that we now enjoy.

Operating on several levels, the seven songs on the EP are each written with a message in mind, allowing each listener to develop their own appreciation and interpretation for each song even more so if the sleeve notes have been read and understood. It makes for a different experience for each listener, especially if they are aware of the undercurrent for each song.

It’s an innovative approach, and impressive from an artist who wrote, recorded and produced the tracks all under his own steam. With a search now running to expand the band and take the project forward, this is a promising time for Akua Kamau.

 

Watch the video for ‘Cries Of The Ancestors’ here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gevlmYREefE

Links:

Website: http://www.akuakamaumusic.com/

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/my-island-darling/id736388990

Twitter: https://twitter.com/akua_kamau

Facebook – Akua Kamau: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Akua-Kamau/506826662680805?ref=hl

Facebook – Fern Gully Records: https://www.facebook.com/ferngullyrecords?ref=hl

Teenstar winner & X-Factor finalist Luke Friend getting ready for The X Factor tour!

Luke FriendSinging contest TeenStar winner Luke Friend had a great 2013, topping his Teenstar victory by making The X Factor Final! The TeenStar winner battled his way through eight live shows and the Semi-Finals, competing against eventual winner Sam Bailey and Nicholas McDonald in The X Factor Final!

 

Luke Friend is now set to embark on a UK wide tour with The X Factor, which starts on February 15th in Dublin with 30 dates at prestigious venues from Wembley Arena to The O2 in London.

 

Reaching The X Factor Final wasn’t the first time West Country boy Luke Friend has had music competition success, after being crowned winner of TeenStar, the nationwide competition for teens and pre-teens, in July 2013.

 

The TeenStar singing competition’s Grand Final took place within The O2 in London and gave acts, including singing contest winner Luke Friend, the chance to play in front of a sold-out crowd and music industry judging panel.

 

Head of Future Music  Chris Grayston remembers Luke from the TeenStar singing competition, saying “It’s great to watch Luke’s development over the years and now he’s found his own image, sound and confidence there’s nothing stopping him!”

 

Singing contest TeenStar winner Luke Friend now on The X Factor tour!

 

To follow in singing contest TeenStar winner Luke Friend’s footsteps, get your audition for TeenStar booked here now! For more information on the X Factor tour click here.

 

Check out singing contest TeenStar winner Luke Friend’s winning TeenStar performance here:

 

The Wonder Villains

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Formed at a high school in Derry, N.Ireland, they are one of the most exciting new bands in the UK, with their highly anticipated debut album entitled ‘Rocky’ coming out in June. This fun foursome bring a sprightly mix of Pop, Guitars and Electro music to the table.

The band – brother and sister Kieran and Eimear Coyle, Cheylene Murphy and Ryan McGroarty – have established a firm friendship, a large fan-base, have already toured the UK and have played in The USA & Morocco, bringing their energetic, fresh sound to both new listeners and old fans. Previous singles Zola, Ferrari and TV were played nationally on BBC Radio 1, Radio 2 and XFM – to name a few, and they already have a NIMA award under their belts. The brilliant thing about this band is that they don’t sing about obscure subjects – they sing about what they know. Some songs talk about school, football and TV – because that was what they knew at the time – and others mention moving away from home, being hungover and dying your hair. As they put it: “It’s the story of the last five years of our lives”

They have been compared to another famous band from Derry – The Undertones, and incidentally the drummer Kieran landed the role of the Undertones drummer in the recent BAFTA nominated movie about the Belfast record label ‘Good Vibrations’, and the others all played the part of extras.

The Wonder Villains are certainly not shy of experience, they opened the headline stage at the ‘Peace One Day’ festival, have played at BBC Radio One’s Big Weekend and have supported many artists and bands who are familiar on the charts, such as:

  •       They Might Be Giants
  •       Superfood
  •       General Fiasco
  •       Ash
  •       Electric Six
  •       New Young Pony Club
  •       The Undertones
  •       The Human League,
  •       Madness

Past supporters include Radio 1 DJ’s Huw Stephans and Phil & Alice, 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Jude Law, Amanda Burton, Tim Wheeler (who they have also supported), and last but not least, Gary Lightbody who said:

“What better to cheer one’s heart than a spectacular pop song lionising football’s diminutive wizard Gianfranco Zola. The Wonder Villains have the purest hearts in pop. Their youth plays a role in that but I remember being a particularly sullen teen, for instance – not for this band the huffs and bad poetry. They sing about what they know – TV shows, first loves and football – and in that respect they put me in mind of another great band from their hometown of Derry, The Undertones. And with lyrics like, “The keeper said to Zola, you’re dead when this is over”, they too have a tongue firmly wedged in their cheek. If they are this good in their teens, God only knows how good they’ll get. It’s frightening to wonder…”   (Q Magazine)

Every song The Wonder Villains record has an invigorating crisp sound, incorporating intricate layers with distorted keyboard and lively vocals. The Wonder Villains new single ‘Marshall’ (https://soundcloud.com/nodancing/wonder-villains-marshall) depicts looking back at the recent past with rose-tinted shades – everyone wants to remember the good times. This will be released March 24th, with their debut album ‘Rocky’ due for release June 23rd 2014. You can listen to their music here:

https://soundcloud.com/nodancing/wonder-villains-blonde-radio

https://soundcloud.com/nodancing/wonder-villains-tv-2

Social Networking:

https://www.facebook.com/WonderVillains

https://twitter.com/WonderVillains

instagram: wondervillains

Jokerbats: Welcome To EvilZgate

Byron and Trix make up the band ‘Jokerbats’ – like the White Stripes of hard rock. Their new single ‘Vampire’ is due for release on the 24th February and can be previewed below:

Youtube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s5DnwlzNbQ&feature=youtu.be

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Website – http://evilzgate.com/page:videos

But before you listen, you should be introduced into their world as it’s not for the faint hearted…

Welcome to EvilZgate, a fictional land of castles, heavy mists and dark mystery fraught by warfare between the evil ‘Demoncock Corporation’ who aim to monopolise the music market with heartless talent shows fighting the noble and courageous Jokerbats. Residing in nearby Brutons Castle, the Jokerbats have been locked in guerrilla warfare with the Corporate for hundreds of years, fighting back their barrages of tedium and monotony with their own brand of hard rock. They cast spells of theatricality, eccentricity and musical exuberance over the Corporation to try and liberate its prisoners from imprisonment. (The full  Chronicles of EvilZgate can be found here: http://jokerbats.tumblr.com/EvilZgateChronicles)

 

As a band they have drawn inspiration from traditional hard rock bands like Motorhead, Metallica and Black Sabbath who’s own Ozzy Osbourne was good friends with the band in their youth and owns a copy of one of their first ever demos. Their influences also go to the likes of the Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees and they are particularly inspired by many bands from oversees such as Rob Zombie in the US, Lordi from Finland and Nightwish from Norway.

They especially love bands and artists who delve in the theatrical with music; bands like Lordi and artists like David Bowie who of course went through various dramatic transformations from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke. In terms of their fictional tale and their fight against artistic homogeneity they share a space with Daft Punk whose album ‘Discovery’ told that story within a futuristic cartoon context.

They hope to take the enjoyable side of heavy rock and gothic culture and to create their own fictional world which can by inhabited by them and their fans – musical reactionaries have been strictly exiled!

Three Beers for Rossi Noise!

Not many UK bands or artists can boast that they have their own beer named after them, but Rossi Noise do. But aside from having their own brand of beer (Grin and Bare It), Rossi Noise are one of the most exciting new bands to emerge from the UK in a long time.

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Ross, Scott, Neal and Gav make up this exciting band, with Gav hailing from the south whilst Ross, Scott and Neal are all from Newcastle.

Mixing a fusion of dubstep, rock-pop and electro, Rossi Noise are already hugely respected in the UK music scene. Having performed on the main stage at Evolution festival in Newcastle, been interviewed on BBC Radio 1, 6 music, and performed live on the BBC’s Introducing sessions with Nick Roberts, it’s no wonder these guys have already completed a nationwide headline tour. Rudimental has shown interest in collaborating with them, and they have also supported chart sensations such as The Vaccines, Ellie Goulding and Hadouken!

Since forming, the band is constantly trying to push their boundaries, and manage to continuously progress and evolve within their music. They believe in not saturating the local area with gigs, to avoid repetitiveness, ensures a great turnout and keeps their sets fresh and exciting.

Tom Robinson from 6 Music wrote: “Rossi Noise create a seamless synthetic synthesis of styles that just works”.

On their new track, Rossi Noise collaborate with Hati. Her unique voice provided something to experiment with, and the electronic fusion combined with rock and Hati results in an incredibly catchy and radio-worthy single. Their new single ‘Can’t Stop Me (Til The Sun Comes Up)’ Ft. Hati is out on 21st March 2014.

Links:

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/rossinoise

Twitter: @rossinoise

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rossinoise

Kevine Devine reveals new acoustic video ahead of UK February tour

Kevin DivineAs a taster for his upcoming UK tour, Kevin Devine has revealed a new homemade acoustic video. Filmed by himself, his intimate rendition of ‘Bubblegum’ is streaming on YouTube now.

Following the release of his two albums Bulldozer and Bubblegum last year, the Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter is set to return to the UK in February for a headline tour. The tour kicks off February 4th with an already sold out show at The Lexington, London.

February UK Headline dates:

Tue 4th Feb 2014              The Lexington, London – SOLD OUT
Wed 5th Feb 2014             Louisianna, Bristol
Thu 6th Feb 2014              Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Fri 7th Feb 2014                Nice n Sleazys, Glasgow

Bulldozer and Bubblegum, were drastically different sounding albums yet equally acclaimed. Both albums were fan funded through a record-setting Kickstarter campaign and released via Big Scary Monsters.

For Bubblegum, Kevin was joined by his Goddamn Band to create a raw and fuzzy yet lyrically deft rock record. Much of its sound was brought out by producer Jesse Lacey, frontman of Brand New. The tracks that make up Bulldozer, the more folk-rock led album, features stripped backed, heartfelt tracks which maintain Kevin’s penchant for penning tracks washed with pop sensibility and lyrical depth.

It’s A Bright Future for ‘ShoDem ENT’

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The future is certainly looking bright for Samson, aka ‘Sose’, of ShoDem Ent/SMG. A young and flourishing entrepreneur from London who has big plans for the future, Sose’s vision for ShoDem is to work with a variety of UK artists and deliver original, raw and exciting UK talent and music.

Sose wants to prove to people that it is possible to become a young businessman within the music industry without conforming to a stereotype. He has always had an entrepreneurial instinct, even from a young age when he used to sell sweets for a profit. Providing for his family and supporting his mother from an early age has taught Sose to dream big, and that with hard work you can achieve anything.

 Now however his dreams are bigger – running ShoDem Ent whilst also working as a manager and publisher with the objective to eventually find artists whom they can sign and develop. Sose has a versatile music taste, and this is reflected in the music that ShoDem produce. ShoDem SMG have collaborated with Beluga Ice – A well known MC from West London – to produce and release their brand new debut track ‘#ChequeMe’. The song has an extremely catchy hook and the lyrics are current and relatable – depicting a talented man who could have it all, as long as he stops being lazy and works for it. It’s due for release on the 28th January, you can watch the video for it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0fiRM8EOg4

You can also catch ShoDem SMG at their first event in Great Portland Street in London on the 29th January.

Links:

Twitter: @ShoDemSMG

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/shodement-1

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SHODEM-ENTERTAINMENT/105247702849407?sk=info

Jokerbats – Welcome to EvilZgate


Byron and Trix make up the band ‘Jokerbats’ – like the White Stripes of hard rock. Their new single ‘Vampire’ is due for release on the 24th February and can be previewed below:
Youtube- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s5DnwlzNbQ&feature=youtu.be

Website – http://evilzgate.com/page:videos
But before you listen, you should be introduced into their world as it’s not for the faint hearted…

Welcome to EvilZgate, a fictional land of castles, heavy mists and dark mystery fraught by warfare between the evil ‘Demoncock Corporation’ who aim to monopolise the music market with heartless talent shows fighting the noble and courageous Jokerbats. Residing in nearby Brutons Castle, the Jokerbats have been locked in guerrilla warfare with the Corporate for hundreds of years, fighting back their barrages of tedium and monotony with their own brand of hard rock. They cast spells of theatricality, eccentricity and musical exuberance over the Corporation to try and liberate its prisoners from imprisonment. (The full Chronicles of EvilZgate can be found here: http://jokerbats.tumblr.com/EvilZgateChronicles)

As a band they have drawn inspiration from traditional hard rock bands like Motorhead, Metallica and Black Sabbath who’s own Ozzy Osbourne was good friends with the band in their youth and owns a copy of one of their first ever demos. Their influences also go to the likes of the Cure, Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees and they are particularly inspired by many bands from oversees such as Rob Zombie in the US, Lordi from Finland and Nightwish from Norway.

They especially love bands and artists who delve in the theatrical with music; bands like Lordi and artists like David Bowie who of course went through various dramatic transformations from Ziggy Stardust to the Thin White Duke. In terms of their fictional tale and their fight against artistic homogeneity they share a space with Daft Punk whose album ‘Discovery’ told that story within a futuristic cartoon context.

They hope to take the enjoyable side of heavy rock and gothic culture and to create their own fictional world which can by inhabited by them and their fans – musical reactionaries have been strictly exiled!