Released yesterday 15 June, ‘Bisket Full’ is the new single from electronic pop artist, Cherry Makes Waves. The artist, who is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, describes her style as “cinepop”, a reference to the full, dreamy cinematic sound of her music, which she combines with attitude-filled pop/rock singing.
Taken from his ‘Apophenia’ album, set for release July 9, ‘They’re All Dead’ by Paul Rocha is a somewhat hilarious, if morbid – and altogether matter-of-fact – look at so many of the people we in high esteem from over the course of history, and those we don’t…are…all dead. No matter who we are, and no matter what we do, eventually we’ll all have one thing in common, and that is we’ll all be dead.
‘They’re All Dead’ is out June 18 on Paisley Palm Records.
Singing as PIERA, Piera Klein and Michah Plissner combine their diverse musical CVs and create dark, daring electronic-synth pop with deceptively simple elements that conceal their complex nature. New single, ‘Cosmic Reaction’ follows on from their recent heart-racing single, ‘Unraveling’, and just like the previous release the duo continues to arouse with mystical indie and synth-bursting intimacy. Taking inspiration from the likes of David Bowie, the hypnotic Los Angeles-based pair encourage their listeners to likewise take their inspiration from them, and create art, enjoy nature, and “arouse your consciousness”.
Rapper and pop songwriter DICI puts on his Everlast gloves in the clip for ‘Five Rings’, his latest single, as a statement of identity and intent. The track is the follow-up to his single ‘Shibuya’, released earlier this year, and which saw him established him as a force in Southern Florida independent rap.
Rob Murat’s witty, yet pointed clip for ‘Love Me Love’ examines that unmistakable blend of joy and terror that accompanies all lovers who find themselves far from each other – whether it be a feeling of liberation, or anxiety, that has its roots in love, concern, or simple paranoia. This latest single from the celebrated actor and R&B singer songwriter, features award winning Ghanaian artist, Adina Thembi, and the video will resonate for the jealous and the suspected alike: and just like all good thrillers, there’s a twist at the end.
There may not be a person on earth unfamiliar with the enigmatic Beatles song, ‘Eleanor Rigby’. It’s as much an unanswerable riddle, an interlocking puzzle of character sketches, and an extraordinary exercise in songwriting – an exquisite amalgamation of classically-inspired strings and pop. But above all else, it’s a pained cry of anguish. Timeless, the words The Beatles sang in 1966, “Look at all the lonely people,” are even today with all our modern technology just as powerful and relevant as they were then. It’s no wonder the song is still just as relatable for young artists now as it was back then; especially those who’ve grown up with that particular sense of alienation that overexposure to social media encourages.
We last saw Jaybandsome in the clip for his debut single, ‘Looking Up’, where he was rapping and singing in front of his high school. Although his flow was that of an experienced rapper, his world was that of a teen: he did wheelies on his bike, flirted with classmates, and rode on the passenger side of a car. New single ‘The Weekend’ is only a few months later, but what a difference! Jaybandsome reminds us twice in the song that he’s now seventeen – still young, but firmly behind the wheel.
LA based multi-instrumentalist Dom Whalley continues the legacy of the London street soul sound alongside his eccentric glitter and grit style in his new single, ‘Ride’. Best known as a founding member of electronic band Jungle, Whalley has performed on prestigious stages around the world, not least of all Bonnaroo, Glastonbury, and Coachella.
Alberto Tarin is a Spanish guitarist whose soulful music is warm and bright, and the perfect showcase for his immense talent. His new album, ‘Lovers Room’, comprises 12 gorgeous tracks, giving the Valencian artist the opportunity to also show off his skill as a vocalist; it also features a range of guest artists, including Fred Reiter, Frankie McCoy, Diana de Ramón, and Payoh Soul Rebel.
Back in March John and Edward Grimes, aka Jedward, shaved off their trademark, and quite frankly iconic, quiffs, to raise money for a cause that’s very close to their hearts, Irish Cancer Society. The event, in honour of their late mother Susanna, raised more than 3 million Euros.
Since that time, fans and followers have got used to their shorter hair, but even so in that time, it’s grown considerably, leading the Dublin musicians to yesterday introduce a new style to fans – the JedHawk.
Gifted pop singer and songwriter Sharon Hendrix is known for working light electronica elements and progressive rock into her style, and after a year in lockdown, Hendrix is also opening her heart, and her spirit, in her latest release, the graceful and romantic single, ‘River Run’, and its accompanying music video.
The music video for ‘Animals’, the latest single from singer-songwriter Eddie Cohn, sees Los Angeles presented by Cohn and director Leslie Andrew Ridings as a mirage: an urban dream rising from a post-industrial landscape. But they’ve not done it with film manipulation, but rather, they let LA do it by herself; they’ve set up on the periphery of the city, and allowed the unique radiance of Southern California and the overwhelming presence of natural light to carry the video into a parallel world. Meanwhile Cohn serves as our guide to this striking Los Angeles, and he shares a side of this cultured city that’s often overlooked.
Face2Face America are a non-profit organisation who are dedicated to raising awareness about COVID-19 vaccines, dispelling misconceptions about their dangers, and bringing Americans back into physical contact with each other as soon as possible. Face2Face founder Marc Benjamin is a songwriter and a healthcare industry professional, and ‘Face2Face’ was composed with co-producer Valentin.