Feature: Jupiter in Velvet

Brought up in the States, Jupiter in Velvet is dynamic singer songwriter with a heavy edge. Combining power rock and classic rock, Jupiter in Velvet is making waves with their latest single ‘The World Didn’t Start With U’.

check it out here:

A Journey Through Space – New Single – AMBER

A five piece band based around the South East of England, Orca are a new band looking to make waves in the UK prog scene. With an album on the way soon, the band are first set to unleash single ‘Amber’ as a hard hitting but melodic tease of what’s to come from the band.


Live dates:

Live @ Surya King’s Cross – 8.8.15

Live @ Fiddler’s Elbow Camden – 2.9.15








Huge urban single set for UK release – BASSMAN75

Keep an eye out for Bassman – with more singles to follow, ‘Jamaican Grind’ is just the beginning.

It’s just the latest in a string of great, fun ideas from the artistic entrepreneur, who also works in other creative industries including clothing design, graphics design and jewellery. Music is just a part of the package, but a very impressive package it is.









Founder of BCME – British Centre For Music And Enterprise – AJAY NAIK

Based in Leicester, the British Centre for Music and Enterprise (BCME) is a ground breaking new facility built with one purpose – to teach the young music lovers of today how they can shape the music industry of tomorrow. The state-of-the-art campus specialises not only in writing, performance and production of music, but also how to navigate the business behind the industry.

The courses results are impressive, giving students the chance to learn directly about the contemporary, global aspects of music, and also offering direct access to placements and career opportunities.

It’s a facility that’s dialled directly into music, both artistically and systemically, to bring a rounded education which rivals the revered likes of BIMM and ACM. The aim is to deliver a life-changing, real-world relevant experience which draws on students’ passion for creativity, collaboration and – most importantly – enjoying music.

Short courses to three year degrees, BCME also offer special events and Masterclasses for those looking to boost knowledge in specific sectors of the business. There is even a chance for students to start their own record labels under the tutelage of the school, with the aim of spreading their wings independently when the time is right. It’s a truly unique and rounded opportunity for music lovers to pursue their goals in an industry that’s notoriously difficult to crack.



‘Mute’ is the new single from Netsuke, out August 28th via Illustrated Records. Formed from the ashes of respective award-winning bands in their homeland, the Sydney born and London based trio take inspiration from a myriad of artists from Bjork to Animal Collective, creating atmospheric pop with intricate electronic textures and ethereal soundscapes. After solid stints in their former bands and supporting the likes of Gold Panda and Junip, Danny Keig and siblings Freya and Elias Berkhout came together last year, honing their innovative sound before heading to London with a fully-realised body of work.


Of their new single, Netsuke say: Mute is based around a small loop repeated in different forms, both transposed and in retrograde, with lyrics touching on themes of leaving home and loneliness. Composed during our final months in Sydney prior to our move to London, it explores our mixed feelings of apprehension and excitement.”

Netsuke’s live show is a cinematic, audio-visual experience, featuring captivating, antiphonal vocals awash in a sea of drum machines, synthesisers and processed guitars. The onstage synergy is a revelation, with Freya and Elias’ vocal harmonies interweaving with inherent ease, complimented by Danny’s innovative guitar sounds. It is clear Netsuke are not just a family but an antipodean force to be reckoned with.


2015 will see the release of another before their debut album release in 2016.


CaptureTo release solo studio album 

‘Ashes and Dust’ featuring Railroad Earth on July 24, 2015

You can stream new song ‘Beat Down the Dust’ here:

Grammy-Award winning vocalist-songwriter and revered guitarist Warren Haynes will release a new solo studio album featuring Railroad Earth entitled Ashes and Dust on July 24, 2015 via Provogue / Mascot Label Group. The album, only the third that Haynes has ever released under his own name, is one of his most gorgeous, musically rich and personal albums to date, shining an entirely new light on Haynes’ enduring creative spirit. Immediately and clearly different from his usual style, the album encompasses beautiful acoustic arrangements, a rootsy/Americana soundscape, folk-based songwriting and soulful, honeyed vocals. It also showcases new dimensions of Haynes as a guitarist, seeing him dive deeper into acoustic guitar and playing more slide guitar than he has played in a long time.


While many of the songs on Ashes and Dust are brand new, Haynes wrote some of the tunes 20 or 30 years ago. “I’ve been writing songs all my life from a more folky, singer-songwriter, even Celtic direction,” Haynes says. “For a while, I’ve been compiling songs that didn’t necessarily fit in with Gov’t Mule or the Allman Brothers or even my last solo album. So this record was really a chance to bring a lot of that music to fruition. It’s really given me the opportunity to take a lot of songs I love, that didn’t have a home, and build a home for them.” When he finally decided that this new project could be the right home for these songs, he brought in the New Jersey-based Americana band Railroad Earth as collaborators, whose world-class musicianship allowed Haynes’ vision to flourish. “We’ve known each other casually for several years, and then at Del-Fest a few years ago, we winged a few songs together and it went really well. A little later, when I was opening the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY, they joined me for part of the set. We did that with a little more rehearsal, more preparation, and it was a great experience. At that point, I started thinking that maybe I should make my next record with these guys.”