Billy Mick is preparing for the release of the title-track single from his upcoming album Leveling Up!
The track, which Billy describes as synth-pop with a modern 80’s twist, showcases his slightly edgier and rockier vocals alongside a high-energy beat – something that isn’t common within usual electro-pop. ‘Leveling Up’ has a strong tempo and uplifting beat which, when paired with Billy’s distinct vocals, results in an impossibly catchy track that’ll leave you with the urge to dance every minute of the day!
The lyrics themselves talk of how things will always get better and there will always be something for you to strive towards in life – there will always be a way for you to level up and go even higher. The track radiates positivity both through its sound and its lyrics, sending an empowering message out to society that no matter what you’re going through, things will level up and improve, and you won’t be in this position forever. That message is important, especially in today’s day and age as the majority of the world is currently suffering through the pandemic, so people need to hear the inspiring message that ‘Leveling Up’ delivers – we won’t be in this situation forever, and sometime in the near future we will be leveling up into a more positive environment!
‘Leveling Up’ will be hitting streaming platforms on April 30th, so be sure to keep an eye out if you’re looking for an addictive track that’ll raise your mood and leave you wanting more, more, more! In the meantime if you’re looking for a taster of what’s to come, check out Billy’s track ‘The Tourist’, which tells a tale of a time where he felt like an alien within his own home after experiencing the time of his life in a completely different country. ‘The Tourist’, another track with an air of positivity, talks of how Billy felt true acceptance somewhere so far away from home – somewhere he discovered whilst being a tourist himself!
Following on from the great success of her recent track Hey Babe, which was broadcast on multiple radio stations across the UK (including on BBC and Jazz FM), Jade Moss is preparing to release two brand new remixes of the track!
The genre-bending tune, which was released in January 2021, has all the aspects to perfectly satisfy a music lover’s taste. Jade focuses her music with a message of self love and positivity, with her lyrics reflecting her values of self-worth. Hey Babe highlights how she feels about the different themes (self-worth in particular) as she tells a story of a partner who objectifies her and doesn’t treat her with the respect she deserves. The morals of the song are greatly beneficial to today’s society, as we enter a time where women aren’t always respected and treated equally. Hey Babe delivers the perfect message that young women across the world need to hear right now – don’t let anyone else define your worth and undermine you.
The two remixes bring an all new twist to the track’s usual Jazz-pop sound, adding an extra layer of excitement to an already addictive track. Jade’s vocals compliment the new sounds well; with a voice so unique it’s refreshing to hear the different versions of the track, as both Tazeko and Steff Garner’s remixes bend the song in their own unique way. Listening through each track it almost feels as though you’re listening to a new song every time, something which you’ll be grateful for after learning Jade’s discography only consists of two singles at this moment in time (with further releases nearing in the future).
You can listen to the remixes for yourself on the 23rd of April, but for now enjoy the original just the way it is here.
Known as Nonviolenze, Shri Baratan is an Indian-born, Texas-based artistic mastermind ready to draw you in with enchanting jazz-inspired songs accompanied by a stunning collection of paintings and poems.
Blending guitar rock, pop, jazz and blues into a final project incorporating all of his artistic avenues, he is now ready to release his single ‘Ghosts of War’ to the world on September 18th, giving a first look into what is to come from his forthcoming album with the same name, set to be released on October 16th.
The track explores ideas surrounding religion and how scriptures of all faiths can lead to division, hate and war, breaking boundaries and challenging concepts and beliefs.
In order to create an immersive artistic experience, Nonviolenze has created a stunning painting to match each track, perfectly complementing his deeply philosophical lyrics and creating an audio-visual experience for the listener.
Never afraid to be experimental and challenge the boundaries of music, Nonviolenze is the upcoming artist you need to discover before everyone else does. Using the links below, you can stream Nonviolenze’s previous tracks and follow him on social media to be the first to know when ‘Ghosts of War’ is released on October 16th.
Edinburgh based trio ‘Screamin’ Whisper’ are taking 2018 by storm, with the recent release of their music video for indie-rock delight ‘Filth’, and now the album release in full swing, there is just no stopping them!
Having spent a few years growing their fan base throughout their local circuit, and developing their sound, Screamin’ whisper are no at a point where they can be proud of their work, which is the perfect fuel for any upcoming band.
The band have even gotten to the point where fans are chanting the slogans written all over their merch, with ‘Bazzer is a Knobhead’ being one of the faves.
So if this tickles all of your indie-rock taste buds, be sure to check them out:
Here’s an oddity – coming across as an up-tempo number for a theatrical show, Ben Ridley has potentially cornered an untapped market! Dancing Mood, his first single released as a singer-songwriter, comes after a successful career as a classical composer and pianist. Though still demonstrating a certain musical prowess, it’s certainly got “something”…
Newly released this week, the first single from Donegan, a two-piece family band featuring Thomas and Emmett, whose “Reminisce” reflects a project that extends back a full twenty years from its inception.
Pulled from their forthcoming debut album, described as a concept album about love (though that would cover quite a few albums we reckon!), it’s the kind of slightly dreamy, indie-pop which flourished in the 1990’s. There’s certainly something quite endearing about the Casio-esque synth sound, whilst the chorus has the nagging, earworm quality that all effective pop songs should have. Have a listen here:
One of 2017’s most guarded secrets can now be revealed… Slam Dunk Festival will have not one, but two major headline artists! Pop-punk titans Good Charlotte will be joining the previously announced emo-rock legends Jimmy Eat World. Their co-headline performance is set to be a defining moment for the festival as it marks the Slam Dunk Festival debut of both show-stopping artists.
This ground-breaking line-up news will also see PVRIS, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Creeper, Thursday, Every Time I Die, Knuckle Puck, Crown The Empire and Real Friends, perform momental live sets over the May Bank Holiday weekend.
From bursting into the public consciousness with their chart-conquering pop punk through to becoming true kings of their genre via stints on MTV and six huge studio albums, few bands have had the staying power of Good Charlotte. Lead by the Madden brothers Benji and Joel, the multi-platinum stars will be at Slam Dunk to prove exactly why they’ve stayed at the top of their game over the past two decades.
Few bands have had the stratospheric rise of Massachusetts three piece PVRIS. Since their inception in 2012 they’ve gone from strength to strength and garnered a legion of fans in the process. Next year they’ll bring their signature anthemic rock, as found on this year’s acclaimed full length ‘All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell’, to Hatfield, Leeds and Birmingham for a show that’s not to be missed. They last played the festival in 2015, after which being originally booked for the new bands stage were upgraded to the main stage due to their sudden rise in popularity. Now they return in 2018 to be one of the festival’s biggest artists.
One of the most incendiary live acts on the planet, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes are a band born to reach staggering heights. After standing as one of the most recognisable voices in modern British rock over the past decade, Frank and his Rattlesnakes have had a mammoth rise over the past 18 months – releasing two vastly acclaimed albums, capturing festival audiences with sets of the weekends and culminating in their biggest headline show to date at London’s Brixton Academy. Witness the revolution first hand when they take the stage at Slam Dunk 2018.
Frank Carter says:
‘I cannot wait to play Slam Dunk – this has been an incredible couple of years for us, and I can’t think of a better way to start our festival season in 2018 than showing up and absolutely dominating at Slam Dunk. Get ready – we’ll see you in the Snake pit!’
A phenomenon not seen for many a-year, Creeper are the hottest name in alternative music. The release of their debut album ‘Eternity, In Your Arms’ captured the mysterious yet anthemic heights that they’ve been promising since they first emerged on the scene. Lead from the charismatic figure of frontman Will Gould, Creeper aren’t just set to break through but takeover British alternative music – and Slam Dunk 2018 is bound to be another insatiable introduction to the special world they’re forming
“It is with great excitement that we can announce today that we will be returning to Slam Dunk festival in 2018. Slam Dunk is always such an important event for our scene each year, and it is an incredible privilege to be playing the main stage. See you all there!”
After seven years away, Thursday will return to the UK in 2018, with Slam Dunk Festival the only place to catch one of the most hotly-anticipated reunions in alt-rock history. Lead by the inimitable presence of frontman Geoff Rickly, Thursday reached out and touched at the hearts and minds of a generation – with records like ‘Full Collapse’ and ‘War All The Time’ still heralded as some of the most influential snapshots in time that the genre has ever seen. After time spent apart, and a feverish demand for their return – Slam Dunk 2018 is primed for a truly special moment as Thursday finally return to prove just why they sit in a class of their own. Having having played the very first Slam Dunk Festival in 2007, it is indeed a momentous welcome back!
After last playing Slam Dunk in 2016, metalcore titans Every Time I Die can’t stay away and have promised more chaos in the moshpit than ever before. The Buffalo hardcore heavyweights have gained vast recognition on this year’s UK tour run, selling out the likes of KOKO, receiving 5Ks and delivering a visceral display of their force. Their performance will be an unmissable part of Slam Dunk 2018.
Joining these incredible names will be Crown The Empire, Real Friends and Knuckle Puck, all of which are set to return to the festival after memorable performances in 2014 and 2015. All three acts are set to serve up the perfect combination of anthemic metalcore complete with razor-sharp riffs, energetic post-emo choruses and classic pop-punk with an Illinois twist, May is set to deliver the best Slam Dunk Festival to date!
After its most successful year to date in 2017, Slam Dunk Festival has been crowned the Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards! The news comes after the first huge names were announced for 2018, along with details of an expanded and new site for Slam Dunk South at Hatfield Park.
Over double the size of the previous location, Hatfield Park is located in the grounds of Hatfield House and situated directly opposite Hatfield train station, making it even more accessible and accommodating for festival goers wishing to revel in Slam Dunk Festival’s alternative extravaganza.
Festival Director, Ben Ray comments:
“I’m very happy to win this award of course. The event that we put on is very unique, with each of the 3 metropolitan sites offering something different….The fenced off festival site built in a city centre in Leeds, the only multistage music festival to be held on the NEC complex and I’m glad after 8 years on the university campus in Hatfield we could win the award for them the final time there.”
Slam Dunk Festival 2018 will begin in its spiritual home of Leeds, Millennium Square, before travelling to the new location of Hatfield Park, and finishing at the beloved Birmingham NEC.
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL NORTH – SATURDAY 26TH MAY – LEEDS CITY CENTRE
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL SOUTH – SUNDAY 27TH MAY – HATFIELD PARK
SLAM DUNK FESTIVAL MIDLANDS – BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 28TH MAY – BIRMINGHAM NEC
Tickets on sale now and are available from http://slamdunkmusic.com/
Cost £49 or £55 including the infamous afterparty. All subject to booking fees.
New for 2018 will be an instalment scheme. Customers will be able to reserve their ticket for a small cost and pay the rest in instalments up to the event.
Blimey. We didn’t expect that. On paper, the inventively-monikered Mavis Victory Project come across as a bit Arctic Monkeys – edgy without being sharp enough to cut yourself particularly seriously. We may have been mistaken.
We’re not entirely certain we know what’s going on in the video. The singer, one of four brothers in the band, starts off horizontal, much in the same way he sings but he seems to have invited some unusual friends over. If they were banning videos purely for being suggestive, this would have to be buried at sea. Somehow, even though it’s largely down to some saucy looks given by the ladies in the video, we feel utterly filthy. What’s happened to us?!
As we progress, we end up in a warehouse populated with torch-bearing hooded sorts with the odd flag being wafted. We’ve gone on holiday by mistake, as it says in the film. Has this anything to do with the song or is the whole thing signing us up for conscription to a life in a dodgy cult. We’re going along with it, anything for a bit of sleaze.