Following her incredibly stunning performance at the Billboard Music Awards and the announcement of her highly anticipated new album ‘Madame X’ available globally on June 14, Madonna, Live Nation and Maverick have announced a series of rare and intimate performances to take place exclusively in theatres, giving fans an opportunity to see Madonna in an environment like they never have before.
On first listening to ‘Splashdown’ by Heron, I’m reminded of Joe Satriani’s track, ‘Always With Me, Always With You’, from his breakthrough 1987 album, ‘Surfing With The Alien’. There’s also elements that suggest Mark Knopfler’s ‘Going Home’, from the film ‘Local Hero’. There’s maybe even a hint of Tommy Emmanuel there. None of this is to suggest Heron’s piece is derivative, but rather, it’s an indication of the incredible quality of the track.
Now based in New York but originally from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Dajour is one of those people who (annoyingly) manages to turn to gold everything he touches. Still only 22 years old, he’s a rapper, singer, songwriter, and ghostwriter, and his music career is only going up. Formerly known as “King Buddha”, Dajour is the nephew of New York rapper, Jadakiss, one third of legendary hip hop group, The Lox. Dajour’s latest single, ‘Slow Wine’, has already amassed more than 400,000 streams on Spotify, and has a popping music video to match.
Aussie-American acoustically driven rock ‘n’ roll quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. THE WALK-A-BOUT released their sophomore album ‘THINGS ARE LOOKING UP’, produced by Andrew Michael Bertrand and mastered by Roger Lian, in stores and online worldwide on June 15, 2018, and it’s also available on limited edition 180-Gram Red Splatter Vinyl exclusively on their website.
Born and raised in New York and performing as Feyer, Andrew Feyer has had a long past with music, having started with piano lessons before moving onto songwriting, and playing with various bands. He started recording and producing in his bedroom, where he developed his own style, and, in addition to working with other musicians, he also scores for film and video games. Feyer’s style is difficult to classify, but the hey elements are theatrical lyrics, electronic rock production, and a merging of futuristic and retro sounds. His latest track, ‘Stuck In A Video Game’ is accompanied by a music video which has been produced and animated by Aqueous Animation.
Originally from New York but now based in Chicago, Jonah Kue’s influences are varied, ranging from Sade, to Darren Hayes, and Janet Jackson. His beautiful vocals are showcased in his latest single, ‘Whip’, which was released on March 1. ‘Whip’ is the first track from his forthcoming album, ‘Midnight Oil’, the follow up from his 2016 album, ‘The Foreigner’.
Swimming Bell is the project of Katie Schottland. The Brooklyn-based folk singer broke her foot in 2015, and her imposed inactivity led her to write music. She writes by ear, having no formal musical training, and learned some basic chords from a chord sheet she printed out in order to work out how to play Neil Young’s ‘Harvest Moon’. From these gentle beginnings, she launched her debut EP, ‘The Golden Heart’, in October 2017, which was met with critical acclaim.
Ha Phuong is a singer, actress, producer, philanthropist, sister, wife, and mother. Most of all however she’s a New Yorker, who started her own foundation, bringing love, peace and happiness into the lives of underprivileged children. She is most definitely a shining example of “2018 Year Of The Woman”.
Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, 19 year old rapper Jesus Honcho has an emotionally charged delivery reminiscent of the likes of Trippie Redd, Rae Sremmurd, and Lil Uzi Vert. His soaring melodies are buoyed up by his positivity, and his song, ‘Infatuated’, has already seen 10 million SoundCloud plays, as well as 4 million on Spotify.