It’s hard to believe but today marks nine whole years since John and Edward Grimes, twins from Dublin, walked onto the stage at X Factor in Glasgow. Looking every bit like the superstars they are, they asked the audience if they were ready to party. Nine years along, the party is very definitely still happening.
A Flock Of Seagulls are as well known for their hairstyles as for their hit single, ‘I Ran’, but legions of their fans from their early days, as well as those who have joined their musical cult in the years since, recognise that their musical influence on countless bands has been under-appreciated for far too long.
Justina Valentine will be a familiar name with regular readers of EP, as we’ve written about her no fewer than four times over the past year and a half. Last year, 2017, was a banner year for Justina. Apart from her stunning videos ‘Deep End’, Crushing On You’, and ‘Sunlight’, she cemented herself in the celebrity firmament by becoming a fan favourite on Nick Cannon’s ‘Wild ‘N Out’, where she’s developed a reputation for her freestyle talent as well as her huge personality – who could forget her freestyling while riding a mechanical bull? Justina has also been enlisted to be a part of the new season of MTVs ‘The Challenge: Chamsp vs Stars’, where she’s more than held her own, in some of the most gruelling of competitions.
At only 14, Kyla Imani has had her fair share of fame already. She recreated Beyoncé’s ‘7/11’ video, shot by shot, while recording and uploading her own take on the song. Now Kyla is back, and showing that her imaginative take on ‘7/11’ wasn’t just a one off. With her ‘Sweet Tea Visual EP’, she’s taken a unique turn and issued an EP that embeds 5 music videos in what is essentially a mini movie.