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.
Glitch Code is the fascinating musical vehicle behind the talented minds of singer, Rachel Harvey, and songwriter/producer, Paul Kirkpatrick.
The single ‘Glimmer’ comes from the band’s album, Gifted_Damaged which has received critical acclaim from a number of publications including Subba Cultcha and Rhythm and Booze.
With dark and brooding vocals, Harvey adds a very distinctive edge to Glitch Code’s brand of alternative electro-pop that may remind listeners of Kate Bush, Annie Lennox’s work with the Eurythmics or (going out on a limb here) the moody sound of Evanescence.
As you can see, trying to pin down Glitch Code’s music is difficult because it is so eclectic, evidently drawing influences from a number of musical locations. Therefore, perhaps we should stop trying to compare them to others and embrace them for their individualism! Their experimental approach to songwriting has even led to them using unique instruments to fine-tune their sound, such as fretless basses and the theremin (yes, I had to look it up too).
What can be said though is that there is definitely a few sprinkles of 80s production values found in Glitch Code’s mixing pot with computer-esque synths and robotic sound effects. This, combined with the heavily distorted guitar that upholds the track creates a truly one-of-a-kind sound that has been meticulously tweaked to electro-pop perfection – nobody is making music quite like Glitch Code at the moment.
Overall, you need to get on the Glitch Code hype ASAP so you can say that you were into them a long time before before a whole host of other bands come along trying to imitate their style. Go on! Do it!
Find out a little more about Glitch code right here:
Darryl Nash’s debut album ‘Love Sick’ explores the questions of how to treat a broken heart condition and is both sonically colourful and philosophically inquisitive.
Taking inspiration from an eclectic mixture of artists ranging from Lady Gaga to Gary Barlow, Bloc Party or Grimes, the musician is as keen in experimenting with sounds as he is using visual arts as part of his performance. To him, both music and art are ways of telling stories and expressing his emotions: “When I say art, for me, I spray, paint and burn musical instruments to express emotion in colour. I feel that the coloured instruments that I play catch people’s attention and work well with the music I create.”
Getting ready for the release of her very first single with upcoming track ‘My Music’, Olivia Shafique is an artist with all the tools to make a big mark on the music industry. With a fantastic voice and a look to match, she has been working hard to hone her pop writing skills and the results are obvious.
It’s all very impressive for a first release, and fitting that the song itself is all about being positive, picking yourself up and starting again when things go wrong.
Watch the video here:
She’s already been asked to go on reality shows like ‘Life on Marbs’, which will be shown on ITVBe. In the same way as The Only Way Is Essex, it would be following her life and her singing career.
Outside of music, Olivia is a self-confessed adrenaline junkie, prone to jumping out of planes, off bungee platforms and off cliffs. It’s just as well, as on this evidence she’ll be scaling great heights in the industry very soon.
Lancastrian singer Ashleigh Wood’s version of the Morecambe and Wise classic ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ has been featured on adverts for the likes of Cadbury, Nescafe and P&O Cruises and is often given a spin by Radio 2’s Chris Evans on his Breakfast Show. It is an instantly recognisable classic and Ashleigh manages to capture the spirit of the song as well as firmly putting her own stamp on it.
Watch ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ here:
Bring Me Sunshine will be available from August 24th.
With her very own contemporary brand of layered pop combined with a celebrated sassy confidence, Scarlet Baxter is an up and coming artist with the tools to go all the way.
A huge fan, Head of Absolute Radio James Curran had this to say following a recent blockbusting performance at Hard Rock Rising in London:
“By far the best female vocal we have seen in this competition!”
BBC Introducing Oxford have debuted Cruel Love already with DJ Dave Gilyeat saying “this track should be in the charts”! Add to that Kat Orman of BBC Oxford labelling her ‘One To Watch’ in 2015 and the stars are aligning for Scarlet Baxter.
The single will be supported by fantastically fun promotional campaign titled #ShakeThatThingLike
In the #ShakeThatThingLike Challenge, fans can upload a video of themselves dancing and “shaking that thing like…” to Shangri-la, and send it to @IanErix with the hashtags #ShakeThatThingLike #PickMe #StudentCity
The winner wins an epic spring break or summer holiday courtesy of US travel agency Student City who are partnered with Ian Erix on the project.
Based in New York but moulded by extensive world travel thanks to a fascinating music career that’s taken him around the globe, Ian Erix is a colourful character who brings to mind the extroverted stage presences of Lady Gaga and Panic! At The Disco. His pop music is influenced by the contrasting worlds of EDM and punk, all the while retaining its accessibility and radio friendly nature – pleasing to both steadfast and casual music fans alike.
Having been featured on MTV and radio stations around the world, his new single ‘Shangri-La’ is set to be his first single from a new album which is coming soon. Based on a daydream about a perfect utopian paradise, the lyrics describe an idyllic escape from the world, direct from the weird and wonderful imagination of Ian Erix.
The single and competition will be the start of an exciting summer period for Erix, who is looking to continue his run of performances at festivals around the world, the highlight of which was sharing a stage with David Guetta on New Year’s Eve in Rio de Janeiro in front of a live crowd of 2.5 million people.
With those live gigs on the horizon and an album on the way too, it’s set to be the hottest summer yet for Ian Erix. ‘Shangri-La’ will be released on June 1st.
Nina Jones Will ‘Never Let You Go’ With New Single
At just 17 years old, Nina Jones is an extremely talented teenage vocalist with a big future ahead of her. Based in Newport, South Wales, her new single is the kind of accessible hit that can go a long way to establishing a new name in the music industry.