It’s pretty rare that a song in the current musical landscape makes use of a Handpan, amongst other unusual instruments, successfully managing to sound unlike anything else around right now. But that’s exactly what Singapore-born, London-based artist Jonny Ong has done with latest track, ‘Isolated’.
With more than a hint of Echo And The Bunnymen (very much reminiscent of ‘Pretty In Pink’), The Cry return with their latest single, ‘This Hazy Morning’, the follow up to their previous release, ‘It Is As It Seems’, which came out late last year. The Cry will later this year – all things being equal – release their first LP since 1990.
The video for Michael Pinder’s latest single, ‘Soar’, shot by Rob Fitzgerald, captures him in a beautiful setting – it’s northern California, so it’s raining; he’s not the main character however, he’s merely the narrator, telling the story of a woman’s journey from resignation to overwhelming confidence.
Shara Vallée is from the tiny West Indies island of Anguilla, and the singer and performer is set to explode on the world with her silky smooth vocals. We present to you two of her songs, as well as the official videos, for ‘Tipsy’, and ‘Young, Wild And Free’. When Shara Vallée becomes a massive international star, don’t forget where you heard it first!
Sun & Flesh know that hard rock is all about making sharp snaps between clean and dirty sounds; the juxtaposition of heavy and light, comfort and terror that makes the best rock songs, well, rock. The band’s very name does it too – the comfort giving sun in congruence with the ominous sounding flesh.
Riley is from Harlem, in New York City. He’s an up and coming rapper, but he’s also an athlete, an actor, a comedian (unintentionally) and most of all, a dream chaser. His latest single, ‘Fasho’, featuring V$ Asad, is the first taste of Riley’s upcoming album, ‘First Quarter’, and the music video has already found its way onto BET Jams.
Miami native Teenear is the latest signing to Slip-N-Slide Records, and the RnB natural has wasted no time in releasing her new single, ‘Dolla Signs’, the follow up to her previous releases – girl-power anthem ‘Friday Night’, featuring Sage The Gemini, ‘I Like That’, featuring Lil’ Baby, and 2018’s ‘Need Your Love’.
Back in July last year we brought King Ropes to the attention of EP readers. The group, who describe themselves as a “psychedelic, hard country garage roots rock band” (what a mouthful!) will be releasing their latest album, ‘Go Back Where They Came From’, on May 22. The album comprises 12 songs, all tracks by legendary artists, some well known, others less so. The first single from the record is the Ray Charles track, ‘The Danger Zone’ – a timely song if ever there was one.