Christopher Leopold has been producing and playing music in bands around Los Angeles for a while now, and he currently fronts Human Barbie, from which he’s released his solo bedroom indie-pop album, ‘Get A Life’. The title track is, in the words of Leopold himself, a “snapshot of one person’s experience of confusion, sadness, and resolve.”
Nik Kershaw exploded onto the UK pop scene in 1984 as a solo artist. A string of global hit singles – including ‘Wouldn’t it Be Good’, ‘The Riddle’ and his biggest hit, ‘I Won’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me’ – helped to propel him to 62 weeks on the UK Singles Chart through 1984 and 1985 – beating every other solo artist, together with a crowd pleasing performance (and famously forgetting the words to ‘Wouldn’t It Be Good’) at the legendary Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium in ’85 – 35 years ago on July 13th.
During the pandemic, we have to make do with what we have. Whether that be baking bread every day of the week, watching all of Netflix or just vibing, we’re all out here doing our best. But Live Nation have really pushed the envelope, putting into place a pioneering new way to watch live music – and Taylor Castro is right at the forefront.
Based in Shanghai, China, Round Eye are an experimental punk band who formed in 2012, and right from the get go have been positioning an air of controversy around them. Their new single, ‘Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner’, from their upcoming album, ‘Culture Shock Treatment’, is a raging typhoon of ferocious guitars and freaking good sax.
Jedward have kept their fans entertained during the COVID-19 quarantine, which they had been spending in Los Angeles, with best friend, actress Tara Reid, during which time they were interviewed on ITV’s ‘ITV’s ‘Loose Women’. Now back in Dublin, John has uploaded an acoustic guitar cover of The Police classic, ‘Every Breath You Take’.
Seattle-based singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Jalal Andre has been performing for the more than 20 years with indie rockers Echo Texture. His side-project, Glorybots, allows him to set a focus on music outside of the rock sphere, with more complex themes and experimental composition. ‘Wrong’ is the lead single from his upcoming self-released set ‘Invisible’, due out on July 31.