Taking his inspiration from the social and political events of recent years, Calypso artist John Richards has released his latest EP, ‘Brexit’. The record makes use of his upbeat dancehall calypso style of music, while covering UK events such as the Brexit Referendum, and England’s cricket performance.
Birmingham pop rapper Dwain Miller has channelled his own life experiences, including those of suffering with mental health issues, into his music. He set out with the idea of releasing a project which would both inspire and assist his audiences, and his debut EP, ‘Dark Times Can Be Brighter’, is available now.
Terry Ohms is the alter-ego of Birmingham Alabama native Wes McDonald, whose tracks ‘Mind Blow’ and ‘Ghost’, we’ve written about over the past couple of years. Latest single, ‘IMO JSYK BTW’ is a title that’s almost impossible to read out loud, but maybe we don’t need to try – we know what it says just by reading it in our heads.
With a sound reminding us of the likes of Syd Barrett’s Pink Floyd, The Who, and even Jethro Tull, the psych folk/rock vibe of Birmingham Alabama artist Jaco’s song ‘Shoe’ takes us back to a time when things were a lot simpler, if in reality not too different politically. The song is from Jaco’s album, ‘You Know’, released today June 19 on Cornelius Chapel Records.
Following the success of her brand new album ‘Stages’, which was released in February to an overwhelming response from fans and media, country star Cassadee Pope has confirmed she will be extending her CMT Next Women of Country tour to include five UK headline shows in May, kicking off on May 9th in Bristol.
Birmingham alternative indie band Miccoli continue to break new ground. Known for their beautifully blended harmonies, ethereal tones, and striking visual artistry, these rising stars are set to take the stage with legendary band Boyzone, as the latter undertake their farewell ‘Thank You & Goodnight’ UK arena tour, which starts 20 January 2019.
We’ve covered a lot of artists from Birmingham, Alabama recently and so we bring you another from the indie rock city which keeps on giving. MRYGLD (pronounced “marigold”) was formed this year by Brandon Snipes and Shane and Alyssa Jewell, who recruited drummer Kyle Blair and bassist James McCauley. The group has played lots of live shows locally, and have recorded their self-titled debut EP, released in June.
Hip-hop duo, Shaheed and DJ Supreme are from Birmingham Alabama and have performed with the likes of Akil (MC from Jurassic 5). Starting their collaboration in 2007, they released two critically acclaimed albums, ‘Health, Wealth & Knowledge Of Self’, and ‘Scholar Warrior’ (a remix album), before eventually signing to Birmingham label, Communicating Vessels.