Winchester 7 & The Runners release new single ‘When the World Stops Spinning’

Emily Lindsell

Winchester 7 & The Runners have recently released new single When The World Stops Spinning from recent EP Argos Holiday. The EP features seven tracks from Win, alongside a cover of Bowie’s track Modern Love and a Stuart Epp’s remix.

The tracks each hold their own individuality, however they all have one common factor – the ukulele. The electric ukulele features heavily on each tune, alongside the presence of drums played by Jack Kane and bass played by Phil Voorhees, who help show a cool new twist on track instrumentals. The ukulele offers a unique sound, and displays how much Win likes to work outside of the box – something that’s also demonstrated by his orchestration of his one-man band.

The fact that Winchester 7 & The Runners is actually run by one person is extremely impressive, considering that the production and overall sound of his music has the gusto of a band of 7. In fact, it’s theorised that Jack Kane and Phil Voorhees are simply Win in disguise – although nothing’s been confirmed just yet!

Win takes inspiration from musical legend Paul McCartney, who also became a one-man-band for his first three albums. His creativity, mixed with his passion for music and appreciation of different musical approaches, has all contributed to the creation of a powerful psychedelic rock EP that, as I commented earlier, will leave you unable to believe it’s all put together by one man!

When the World Keeps Spinning will resonate with you from the sheer level of talent showcased, with one man covering everything from the vocals to every last instrumental used in production. The results will blow you away!

You can listen to the new single here.

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Pentral release mesmerising new music video for ‘All My Wounds’

Emily Lindsell

Following on from their recent success of single ‘Silent Trees’, which was highly praised from both Prog and New Noise, Pentral have unleashed their newest track All My Wounds.

The music video, released Friday, March 26th, is set as a live performance – something not many of us have had the chance to experience recently. The video transports you back to the bliss of life pre-covid, where we could attend gigs and witness the magic of live music whenever we pleased.

Seeing the trio up on stage, illuminated by the lights and delivering a performance with such intensity that you can’t look away, it almost feels as though you’re in the venue with them experiencing the show firsthand. It brings a sense of nostalgia, making you crave for the day we can finally get back to watching good, live music unfold before our eyes.

The track itself is the perfect one to accompany that nostalgia, as its lyrics and general sound embody such a positive message. The powerful bass, guitar and drums, paired with it’s empowering lyrics, makes it the ideal song to scream along to at your first live gig post-coronavirus. The album that the song originates from was completely recorded and produced throughout the pandemic, so Pentral are just as eager as us for them to get on stage and sing their beliefs to the world, which is hopefully something that can occur within the near future!

‘All My Wounds’, which is track 2 from their upcoming album, is one of many songs produced by the band that incorporates sounds and styles from their cultural background into their release. Pentral are driven on expressing their values through their music whilst also staying true to themselves and their culture, talking on important topics such as racism and discrimination through their lyrics. The band consistently stand up for what they believe in and are keen to make change in the world through the power of their music and the influence it can bring.

You can watch the new music video for All My Wounds here.

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Rock powerhouses In Signs release punchy new single ‘Knock Knock’

Based in Kyiv, Ukraine, the three-pieced ‘In Signs’ create a massive sound beyond their numbers that builds throughout their tracks into crescendos of immense rock.

Their new single ‘Knock Knock’, now accompanied by a new music video, features an intriguing juxtaposition between its gentle beat and raspy rock vocals. Speaking on his hopes for their music, frontman Arsen explained:

It’s so important to be true with people who listen to your music a this is our main goal. There are a lot of artists nowadays but not all of them are doing art. We want to prove that music is not about money, it’s about the passion of your life. I’m a closed person and making music and writing lyrics is a perfect way for me to communicate with people...

..I become a songwriter by chance. I didn’t want to be a musician, it just came up after my first tattoo which is Metallica’s song title ‘Nothing Else Matters’. It such a great pleasure to play live some songs which I created from the very beginning. There are a lot of ways to create music but all our songs start from an acoustic guitar and vocals. ”

Arsen, frontman of In Signs

Make sure to check out In Signs on social media to see what these rock powerhouses will do next!

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/insignsmusic

Website: https://www.insignsband.com/

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6lbOAXU3IC5HuZhykxWCkD?si=ajHsPXe-SmyPNgYv2zD8-A

Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/in-signs/1340508600

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/InSignsMusic/videos

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Brighten your day with Matty T Wall

BLUE SKIES ALBUM COVER.jpgDescribing himself as ‘an elastic band pulled really tight and ready to go – that’s how I feel about my music’. Matty T Wall is influenced by various genres having studied Flamenco, Swing Jazz and funk as well as being pretty much a pro on the guitar, he has an interesting sound. He is from Perth, Australia, he states his influences are all the way from Robert Johnson to Jimi Hendrix… he gives a modern take on a very traditional form.

Blues is not something I’m too familiar with, but with this modern twist Matty carves into his music, I can’t help but think this is something I could really get into listening to.

His project ‘Blue Skies’ has ten tracks and he certainly blows away the autumnal clouds to give you Blue Skies, his music is that which can brighten up any day. He has a voice that just melts you, I was  mesmerised from start to finish, a stand out track for me was the opening track ‘Burnin’ Up Burnin’ Down, you can view the video below:

 

With a lot of power chords, it suits the rock and roll/blues vibe that Matty gives off. The video features muscle cars and attractive tattooed women with and lots of guitars. I found myself tapping my foot along to the beat and humming the vocals, not so well might I add but I tried.

Another stand out track for me is track six, ‘This Is Real’ in contrast to the opening track, this is a track full of emotion but with commanding guitars, it wouldn’t be Matty’s work if that wasn’t involved… I’d definitely recommend checking out Matty’s work, especially if you need a pick me up or something to brighten your day.

Speed Autobahn’s Fresh off the Press Thrilling New Single ‘Live it Up’

LISTEN HERE: https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn/03-live-it-up-feat-stormi-palmer-ezo

A fresh, fast paced and high-energy fusion of Electronica dance and Hip Hop reminiscent of artists Pitbull and Florida perfectly describes the fantastic new single by Speed Autobahn.

After the death of a close friend he was moved to create a song in his honour, taking inspiration from his friend’s popular saying ‘live everyday like it’s your last’ he named the track ‘Live it Up’.

“To hear him say, “I don’t do music for the hood, I do music for the world,” had me hype and if you know me you know I don’t need extra energy, but that’s what you feel through his music, energized!!!”

– Shelneka Adams, empire radio magazine

“ I never thought he could combine the styles of EDM and Hip Hop and Take it somewhere past were Pitbull has taken it, no disrespect to Pitbull, but a younger and newer wave”

–  Jay “the Great” Gatsby, The Royal Takeover Radio Show

Currently living in Manhattan, New York Speed Autobahn has been driving audiences so wild that both men and women have ripped their shirts off as they danced and raved. Performing in some of New York’s most famous venues such as Harlem Shrine, Santos House Party, Brooklyn’s Paperbox and also Fame Festival in Atlanta, GA he was introduced to the rapper Fat Joe earlier this year who encouraged him to aim for the skies with his art, saying “ your friends and family are not your fans, focus on creating music that people from all over can appreciate and love”. Having toured with the punk rock band and his producer Danny Switchblade, speaks a lot about the immense quality of music they express together.

In addition to his fantastic accolade his music has been featured on the award winning YouTube web series “Ghetto Nerd Girl” Speed Autobahn is set to tear his way up the music industry.

 

Upcoming events

1) E.N.S album release party, July10th  2016

2) Fresh Crew Music concert:  New York, NY

August 2016 date and Venue TBA

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https://youtu.be/vEPJpivcQ0U                                          https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn

The Princess of DIY Pop – Linah set to release peppy single ‘This Is What You Get’

A bit of a different sound than our usual stuff but we love it! 

Multifaceted pop songstress Linah is demonstrating her songwriting and production skills with her exhilarating debut single ‘This Is What You Get’

Having taught herself the art of mastering her own tracks in the studio as well as performing and writing them, Linah is a quirky young woman who impresses her audience with an extraordinary amount of energy and talent.  She supported American R&B artist Anthony Hamilton at the O2 in London in 2012 and is now ready to roll on to foster her own musical career.

‘This Is What You Get’ is a catchy pop song that the singer wrote about how relationships with boyfriends, family or friends can turn out to be difficult sometimes and the lyrics derived from there. “I started to think of all the times I’ve been in a relationship with someone who didn’t treat me the way I’d liked to have been treated”, she explains.

Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peL15x9cCWU

Linah hasn’t always been as outgoing as she is now. As a child, she suffered from speech impediment and severe anxiety which gave her a hard time at school. The singer mostly kept to herself and was only ever really comfortable around animals. “I got picked on throughout my school years and had no friends for a good few years”, she says. The hardship of not fitting in eventually propelled her to start making music. Linah remembers: “I started to teach myself how to sing at eight years of age by mimicking all these fabulous singers I heard on the radio. I really found solitude and home in music as I didn’t fit in anywhere and I sure didn’t want to!” Her talent and artistic characteristics have always been visible. At school she was once voted “Most Likely To Make It As A Singer”.

Like for so many young girls at the time, her first real musical inspiration and the reason she wanted to become a singer were the Spice Girls. However, it wasn’t until she discovered the king of pop, Michael Jackson, that her whole world would turn upside down and she’d give herself completely into working on a musical career for herself. “He hypnotised me! To me, he was a god of music. It seemed as though he was channelling the very source of sound and performing it to everyone of us in a language we could all understand!”

She drew a lot of inspiration from artists like James Brown or Diana Ross. But she has always been open to discovering new genres and remembers being a lot into bands like Rage Against The Machine at one point during her adolescence.

However, her love for catchy pop tunes has eventually taken over in the creation of her own songs.

 

The single ‘This Is What You Get’ is out on 3rd May 2016.

 

Dates:

21st April – the Alley Cats Bar, Denmark Street

24th April – Allsortz, Rich Mix Shoreditch

6th May – Scented songs, Waterloo station

Pluggedin Switched on:

– Cafe 1001 9pm

– The Blueberry Bar 22nd June (9pm), London

– The Church 30th June (10pm)

 

(image credit: Cerys Sian Thomas)

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Introducing: Penny Mob

London three piece , Penny Mob,  likened to the greats of British Indie such as The Kinks, Oasis, Cast, The Clash, Arctic Monkeys, The Sex Pistols and more, are very quickly winning fans in the music and entertainment industry.

When a band can count Amazing Radio tastemaker Jim Gellatly among their fans, then that’s a sign that they are onto a good thing. The momentum is only set to increase with the release of double A-side single ‘Mr Generation’ and ‘War on the Streets’.

There are further plans ahead to release an EP and singles in the spring and summer. In the meantime, the tracks below give a solid indication of the qualityPic 28.jpg that will be on offer.

 

Shannon K New Summer Single – “Lose Control”

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With ‘Lose Yourself’, Shannon K continues to mark herself out as one of the most versatile young artists on the independent scene today. Previous singles such as anti-drugs tune ‘Just Say No’ and the festive track ‘Christmas Song’ first marked her out as a talented vocalist, but with this year’s quick  punch of ‘Just Another Boy’, ‘MOM’ (released on Mother’s Day, lyrics by Brian Bogdanovic) which is an emotional track that really showcases Shannon’s vocal ability,  and now ‘Lose Control’, she is showing herself to be a real contender.

A prolific teen sensation ready for her fifth single release in less than a year, Shannon K is a pop vocalist whose star is shooting quickly upwards. Having found her perfect pure pop sound with March single ‘Just Another Boy’, she is now ready to further develop her new approach with brand new single ‘Lose Control’. You might even notice her shorter hair this time round, as she’s just cut her hair for the cancer charity, the Little Princess Trust.

Composed by Matt Knight and Andy Whitmore, with lyrics from the excellent Rosie Penn, the single is a feel-good treat, capturing the spirit and freedom of the upcoming summer months. It’s the first time Shannon has released a single with such pure, summer vibes, and the infectious melodies and great production very much get you in the mood for the sunshine: 

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2Nice Unleashes the ‘Sunlight’ with Latest Track

Astoundingly versatile in his songwriting skills, London singer/songwriter, rapper and fusion artist, 2Nice is the kind of artist that only comes along every once in a while. His incredible fusion of reggae, pop, hip-hop and drum ‘n’ bass has been setting him apart for several years now, building true credibility in the underground urban scene.

Since winning the 2008 award for ’UK Unsigned Best Reggae/Dancehall Act’,  2Nice’s momentum and reputation has been growing thanks to his innate talent for bringing together and blending styles. His buzz is such that urban music royalty are sitting up and taking notice, with fans and collaborators including Congo Natty, Luciano, Tinie Tempah, Dizzie Rascal, Wiley, Mark Morrison and more.

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All the more impressive, 2Nice does all this while suffering the debilitating effects of epilepsy. Using music in his everyday battle to overcome the condition, 2Nice finds the creative process soothing – allowing him to turn his thoughts away from an illness he has found it hard to come to terms with.

And now, with new single ‘Sunlight’ release on QW-KEYMUSIC it’s set to show the world exactly how it sounds when pop, rap, reggae and EDM are drawn together, his star will continue to rise:

Gritty and raw while still having a polished sheen, ‘Sunlight’ is a single which could well see 2Nice break through from cult status to the mainstream. It’s truly impressive work from a brave and innovative artist not afraid to try new things.

Links:

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https://twitter.com/2nicemusic

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Eight legged London based mob Reverted are unveil their new video for the Monster Magnet classic “Bummer”

Following on from the huge success of their latest release “Sputter The Worms” the band have returned with a track very dear to their collective hearts.

The band had this to say on the cover:
“Covering music from the bands you like is always fun and exciting, but trying to do justice to it is another matter completely. We wanted a song that felt right; that was executed to the level it deserved, something we could turn into a high energy beast onstage, and most importantly a song that we all liked playing. Monster Magnet has always been that unique band as far as influence goes with Reverted. I guess it was just a matter of time before we did something like this.