If you’ve missed the recent drama over Jedward’s debut single, ‘Under Pressure (Ice Ice Baby)’, then we’ll quickly bring you up to speed. Last Friday Jedward were made aware that their debut single had been removed from Spotify and all other streaming media, and not only that, the music video, along with its more than 6 million views, had also disappeared. The single, which had been their only release under the Sony label back in 2010, just happened to vanish at the same time as Simon Cowell stepped down from Syco Music. Coincidence? Well Jedward certainly don’t think so!
Daphne Guinness releases a new single, ‘Looking Glass’, the latest to be lifted from her forthcoming third album, ‘Revelations’ due out on August 14, 2020 via Agent Anonyme/Absolute. Daphne recorded the album at Les Studios Saint Germain, Paris – working once again with David Bowie producer Tony Visconti, also at the helm for Guinness’ previous two critically-acclaimed albums, ‘Optimist in Black’ and ‘Daphne & The Golden Chord’. Stream the new video for ‘Looking Glass’ here:
Future West returns with ‘See What I See’, the follow up to ‘Human’, which was released back in February. Out yesterday, June 14, ‘See What I See’ is a retro-tinged synth-led track which sees Future West imploring an unknown other person to skip town with them. It’s a full-on bop with a super-catchy chorus.
Influenced by the likes of David Bowie and Freddie Mercury, KC started playing guitar and piano from an early age, and at the age of 16 he taught himself how to use music writing software, setting himself on a path to become his career a professional musician. Always different, KC uses his imagination to empower all races, genders, and orientations, with every track and video telling a story. He’s set to release his debut EP, ‘Hyperion’, with the first track, ‘Zero Gravity’. The EP is a collection of songs illustrating his journey of self-discovery and self-love. ‘Zero Gravity’ takes a look into the darkness, space, and harmonies that KC creates.
Italian artist Aurora Kuda explores the conflict and confusion which are parts of the highs and lows of chasing and holding onto love, with her latest song, and accompanying video, ‘Vivo Persa’. The title roughly translates into English as meaning, ‘Life Is Lost’, and tells a tale which will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has experienced the complications implicit with their desire to be wanted and needed.
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.
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.
According to Wikipedia, “Populuxe” was a consumer culture and aesthetic in the USA in the 1950s and 1960s, with the term being a combination of “popular” and “luxury”. It’s a particularly apt name for the modern-art trio from Brooklyn, New York, who constantly find ways to reinvent themselves, with each new release. Their latest album, ‘Lumiere’, released last year, is a lush, aesthetically pleasing, mash-up of sounds akin to that of Pink Floyd and David Bowie.
Hunt Sales has grown up in show business. He’s the son of legendary comedian and actor, Soupy Sales, and he’s played drums on stage since he was a teenager. He’s collaborated with the likes of Iggy Pop – he played drums on ‘Lust For Life’, and Todd Rundgren’s Top 20 classic, ‘We Gotta Get You A Woman’. He’s played with Bootsy Collins, and was one of the founding members of 80s experimental band, Tin Machine, which was fronted by David Bowie.