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Music Week Presents: CherryBomb

Music Week Presents: CherryBomb

After forming only 18 months ago CherryBombGirls have been busy developing their image and sound as well as getting out on the road performing on live shows around the UK.

Performing on events and festivals like Soccer Six, Sunshine Festival and Knip-Fest, to performing at live venues and radio road-shows including Islington Assembly Hall, The Glee Club Birmingham and The Sage Newcastle.

CherryBombGirls have been co-writing their own material as well as recording songs from published and established writers.

The girls was recently lucky enough to have supported Lawson and Room 94 as well as being invited to perform at Winter Wonderland in London Hyde Park and Manchester Events City Arena.

They have already secured over 80 live shows throughout 2016 and plan a debut single release later this year.    

CherryBombGirls are determined to be the Next Big Girl Band and put their stamp on the World of Music.

CherryBombGirls are a self funded band that spend a lot of their time working on their songs and performances from a back room at Lis’s grans house who they all take care of.

Rehearsing, working out and watching inspiring documentaries with countless cups of tea and lots of B&J’s

Lis makes the tea, Lauren drinks the tea and Katie washes the cups!!

www.cherrybombgirlsuk.com

Label Showcasing @ Bush Studios London on March 10th  The Arches | Shepherds Bush | London W12 7LATel +44 (0) 208 740 1740 info@bushstudios.co.ukLink to Website:  www.cherrybombshowcase.com

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/chaerrybombgirlsuk

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/cherrybombgirls

Link to YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/cherrybombgirlsuk 

Management Marcus E: madheadmusicuk@live.co.uk

Booking Agent  Matt Wynter E: matt@insanityartists.co.uk

Recording at (studio) The Next Room London @ Field Street studios Leek Staffordshire 

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The Playlist: January 25, 2016

The Playlist: January 25, 2016

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Aurora / Lapsley / Grimes / Flume / The Coral / Whitney / Violent Femmes /
The Playlist: January 11, 2016

The Playlist: January 11, 2016

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Bad Wave / Raleigh Ritchie / Rosie Lowe / Zara Larsson / Little Green Cars / Will Young / DJ Fresh & High Contrast /
Music Week Presents: JAH CURE

Music Week Presents: JAH CURE

Jah Cure, the Jamaican singer who has long been recognized as one of reggae's greatest voices, receives his first Grammy nod for Best Reggae Album.
Since its July release, his album The Cure (VP Records) has remained on the Top 10 U.S. Billboard Reggae Album Chart and held the #1 spot for 3 consecutive weeks after its debut.
Grammy winners will be announced on 15 February 2016.

The Jamaican-born singer has long been recognized as one of the island's greatest voices. With his beguiling vocals and soulful conviction, Cure effortlessly blends street poetry and sufferer's tales with beautiful love ballads into one cohesive collection.

The 13-track set is a return to roots reggae and lover's rock with R&B and pop-fused elements. Jah Cure co-produced the entire album with the help of reggae producers like Christopher "Sketch" Carey, Clive Hunt, Llamar "Riff Raff" Brown, Justin "Jus Bus" Nation and Trevor "Baby G" James. Jah Cure's multi-faceted story of struggle and love is intertwined into The Cure.

Jah Cure has recently released a new video for the album's latest single "Show Love" which premiered with Wall Street Journal. The visual was shot in Antigua and directed by Justin "Jus Bus" Nation & Anderson "ATA" Andrew.

Genre: REGGAE

Single: SHOW LOVE, Taken from album ‘The Cure’

Album Release date: 10th July 2015

Link to Website: http://www.realjahcure.com

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheRealJahCure

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/TheRealJahCure

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D2xtwByQ7w

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/vp_records/07-show-love Embed code to Soundcloud song:

Management: - MICHELLE WILLIAMS MichelleW@VPRECORDS.com

Press: sarah.harris@vprecords.com Joye@vprecords.com

Booking Agent:- MICHELLE WILLIAMS MichelleW@VPRECORDS.com

Label: VP MUSIC GROUP INC

Composer(s): Siccaturie Alcock, Trevor Washington James, Victan Edmunds, Sean Diedrick

Publisher: STB MUSIC (ASCAP) / Iyahcure Music, Velvet Cush Publishing, Royalty Network, Young Pow Music

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Music Week Presents: Red House Glory

Music Week Presents: Red House Glory

Red House Glory have unveiled the video for their new single ‘Pray Now’, taken from their upcoming All Out Of Love EP released on December 11th.

The video premiered at Notion who said, “It’s refreshing to see a young, same-sex couple in the music video, hopefully paving the way for more artists to present more realistic relationships in their videos… Relatable and intimate, Red House Glory’s lyrics balance the video perfectly, expressing that it is not what you want, but what you need that will stand the test of time.”

‘Pray Now’ has been gaining massive support at Radio 1, with Huw Stephens also championing the band in his recently announced ‘Best Of BBC Introducing’ playlist. The single is flying high in the Amazing Radio ‘Audition’ chart and has been praised internationally, including support from Tokyo’s leading station Inter FM.

The single is taken from the All Out Of Love EP, which marks the final chapter in a trio of EPs from the London collective. The previous EPs – Living A Lie and Heart Of Gold - have been highly acclaimed across the board, including the likes of Q, Kerrang, Rock Sound and many more.

The title-track of the latest three-track EP, ‘All Out Of Love’ is a righteous anti-ballad that sees the anthemic clatter of Red House Glory exuberating in a loveless encounter. EP closer ‘Painkiller’ finds the band heading to the Deep South with a bluesy blast of indie-grunge.

The All Out Of Love EP rounds off a fantastic year for Red House Glory. From celebrating the release of their previous EPs with a brace of sold-out shows at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, to headlining The Hawley Arms as part of Camden Rocks, Red House Glory have proven themselves a highly formidable force within the London live scene. 

Gearing up for the release of their debut album next year, Red House Glory have laid their claim firmly as ones to watch for 2016.

Genre: Alt Rock

Sounds Like: Interpol, Screaming Trees, Oasis  

EP+ name: All Out Of Love EP

Release date: Out Now

Link to Website: http://www.redhouseglory.com/

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redhouseglory/

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/RedHouseGlory

Management: Stephen O’Reilly – steoreilly@mac.com

Press: David Sullivan @ Wilful Publicity – david.sullivan@wilfulpublicity.co.uk

Booking Agent: Available

Label: Available

Publisher: Available

A&R recruiter: Available

Radio Plugger: Rhys Bradley @ Martian PR – promo@martianpr.com

Recording at ICP Studios – Brussels

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Dez Mensa

Dez Mensa

Derry Mensah aka Dez Mensa born and bred in Croydon, London on the 10th September 1990. From the tender age of 6 years old it was apparent that he was born to be on stage as he often performed for his mother’s friends and family for pocket money.

He began to take his singing seriously in 2009, little did he know that his life would rapidly be thrown into the spotlight! after racking up over 7 million views for his electric Xfactor audition, he was given the opportunity to join the band ‘the risk’ formed in on the 9th series of the x factor in 2011.

Upon leaving the show they hit a record, ‘the most booked act’ on the history of x factor,

For booking over 200 gigs. the risk supported names such as peter Andre, Jessie j & boyz ii men and released 2 singles independently that reached the top 40.

Since the band split Derry is determined to continue on and establish himself as a solo singer/rapper/songwriter. his sound inspired by; the legendary Michael Jackson, who’s energy and the ability to send his audience into a frenzy, captured Derry’s imagination and usher, who’s infectious humility on and off the stage has inspired and is reflected by derry himself.

Recently, he’s been signed as the premier artist on citadel music group’s record label. now working of his debut ep, he collaborated with brumtown hit factory’s own producer, dynamiks, to create and refine his own sound for first single ‘way too drunk’,.

This is an artist that we must keep a close eye on! 

Genre: R&B

Sounds Like: Trey Songz, Usher

Single: Way Too Drunk

Release date: 18th December

Link to Website: www.Dezmensa.com

Link to Facebook: Dezmensa

Link to Twitter profile page: @dezmensa

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGXBSEYC0sg

Upcoming tour dates: Single launch on the 18th of december @ Club Tropical delights, Birmingham, Opening for Rough Copy @ The Neon on the 27th of Feb in Wales

Management: Lennis Murrain, Email: lennis@citadelmusicgroup.com 

Press: Kate Whitmarsh, Kate@spacepromotions.com  

Booking Agent

Label: Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

Publisher: Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

A&R recruiter Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

Radio Plugger: Gabby Buttaci, gabby@gabbybuttaci.com

Producer: Dynamiks, Dynamiks2010@gmail.com

Recording at (studio) CMG Studios

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Dez Mensa

Dez Mensa

Derry Mensah aka Dez Mensa born and bred in Croydon, London on the 10th September 1990. From the tender age of 6 years old it was apparent that he was born to be on stage as he often performed for his mother’s friends and family for pocket money.

He began to take his singing seriously in 2009, little did he know that his life would rapidly be thrown into the spotlight! after racking up over 7 million views for his electric Xfactor audition, he was given the opportunity to join the band ‘the risk’ formed in on the 9th series of the x factor in 2011.

Upon leaving the show they hit a record, ‘the most booked act’ on the history of x factor,

For booking over 200 gigs. the risk supported names such as peter Andre, Jessie j & boyz ii men and released 2 singles independently that reached the top 40.

Since the band split Derry is determined to continue on and establish himself as a solo singer/rapper/songwriter. his sound inspired by; the legendary Michael Jackson, who’s energy and the ability to send his audience into a frenzy, captured Derry’s imagination and usher, who’s infectious humility on and off the stage has inspired and is reflected by derry himself.

Recently, he’s been signed as the premier artist on citadel music group’s record label. now working of his debut ep, he collaborated with brumtown hit factory’s own producer, dynamiks, to create and refine his own sound for first single ‘way too drunk’,.

This is an artist that we must keep a close eye on! 

Genre: R&B

Sounds Like: Trey Songz, Usher

Single: Way Too Drunk

Release date: 18th December

Link to Website: www.Dezmensa.com

Link to Facebook: Dezmensa

Link to Twitter profile page: @dezmensa

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGXBSEYC0sg

Upcoming tour dates: Single launch on the 18th of december @ Club Tropical delights, Birmingham, Opening for Rough Copy @ The Neon on the 27th of Feb in Wales

Management: Lennis Murrain, Email: lennis@citadelmusicgroup.com 

Press: Kate Whitmarsh, Kate@spacepromotions.com  

Booking Agent

Label: Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

Publisher: Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

A&R recruiter Citadel Music Group, (CMG) label@citadelmusicgroup.com

Radio Plugger: Gabby Buttaci, gabby@gabbybuttaci.com

Producer: Dynamiks, Dynamiks2010@gmail.com

Recording at (studio) CMG Studios

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The Playlist: November 23, 2015

The Playlist: November 23, 2015

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Polica / Wyldest / Frances / Emily Wells / Snakehips / Lafawndah / Meat Wave /

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Music Week Presents: Ella On The Run

Music Week Presents: Ella On The Run

London based alt-pop artist Ella On The Run releases new single ‘Cavalry’ in October. Ella On The Run's laid-back vocals and synth pop vibes have already garnered attention from the likes of Clash Music, Huffington Post and BBC Introducing, with her previous 'War of Words' EP, and she has performed in London alongside Tove Styrke - a sold out show in association with the Line of Best Fit.

After studying at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in the US, she began recording under the guise Ella On The Run in LA with producer/co- writer Matthew Bang (Interscope, Timbaland's Mosley Music group) and Swedish producer prodigy Lukasz. With the infectious new ‘Cavalry’ track, and already standing amongst a new generation of alt-pop queens such as Charlotte OC and Banks, Ella On The Run has been deservedly elected a “songstress on the rise”.

“Songstress on the rise” – Candid Magazine

“A real inspiration" - Huffington Post

 “Attitude laden pop against cutting edge production” – Clash Music

 Cavalry - Available on iTunes now 

Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9TTq7uAoks

Twitter: @ EllaOnTheRun

Soundcloud.com/EllaOTR/Cavalry

Facebook.com/EllaOnTheRun

EllaOnTheRun.com

 

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Music Week Presents: Sheila Gordhan

Music Week Presents: Sheila Gordhan

After her top 5 club chart position as vocalist on Samsara’s Ten Feet High, London based singer/songwriter Sheila Gordhan hits the nation’s dancefloors with her first official single Smile this November. Produced by DJ legend Roger Sanchez, the package also features mixes by Marc Baigent & Element Z, Deep Matter, AM2PM, House of Virus and Ramsey & Fen. Smile has already gained Top 5 Club exposure and national radio support from Kiss, Capital and Gaydio.

"Smile is a song about how someone's smile can change your day. It’s feel-good track which uplifts everyone who listens to it. The fact that Roger Sanchez loved the song and wanted to produce it is amazing as it means everyone on the dancefloor will be smiling when the track is on!”

Sheila Gordhan

Smile is the first single from Sheila’s forthcoming debut album due for release in spring 2016 release. The album is honed for release in both the US and UK with a raft of top co-songwriting talent. Smile is released digitally and on all streaming platforms via Rach Entertainment / TLM Distribution on 11th December 2015.

Link to Website: www.sheilagordhan.com

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/sheilagordhan

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/sheilagordhan

 

 

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Music Week Presents: Sheila Gordhan

Music Week Presents: Sheila Gordhan

After her top 5 club chart position as vocalist on Samsara’s Ten Feet High, London based singer/songwriter Sheila Gordhan hits the nation’s dancefloors with her first official single Smile this November. Produced by DJ legend Roger Sanchez, the package also features mixes by Marc Baigent & Element Z, Deep Matter, AM2PM, House of Virus and Ramsey & Fen. Smile has already gained Top 5 Club exposure and national radio support from Kiss, Capital and Gaydio.

"Smile is a song about how someone's smile can change your day. It’s feel-good track which uplifts everyone who listens to it. The fact that Roger Sanchez loved the song and wanted to produce it is amazing as it means everyone on the dancefloor will be smiling when the track is on!”

Sheila Gordhan

Smile is the first single from Sheila’s forthcoming debut album due for release in spring 2016 release. The album is honed for release in both the US and UK with a raft of top co-songwriting talent. Smile is released digitally and on all streaming platforms via Rach Entertainment / TLM Distribution on 11th December 2015.

Link to Website: www.sheilagordhan.com

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/sheilagordhan

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/sheilagordhan

 

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Music Week Presents: Nambuca

Music Week Presents: Nambuca

Nambuca, an alternative rock band formed in London engage together many influences from rock and pop whilst bringing hard rock extracts.

The individual musical background of singer and guitarist Andrea Marin include collaborations with the likes of Stereophonics and Leona Lewis, before founding this band with Matteo Ricordo (Drums) and Marika Rupil (Bass).

They have been together since September 2013, playing regularly in London’s venues and at “SONISPHERE” festival 2014 on the “Rock Royalty” stage. In late 2014 they had an EP launch at Roadhouse in Covent Garden. Nambuca's first EP called "Waves" is available on iTunes, Spotify and all the main digital stores. The video of the single "Frame of a picture is on YouTube.

The band has been playing shows around London and South East of England for the whole 2015 and in the last couple of months they've been working in the recording studio with "The Animal Farm" management to release their next 2 singles "I saved you" which is due for release before the end of the year and "I am" which will be followed by a new music video in 2016.

Look out for them on the festival circuit next Summer.

If you can't wait that long you can catch this sensational alternative rock band at their forthcoming show, 16th November at the Amersham Arms, Breakout Club – London.

Ticket info: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-breakout-club-tickets-18557139905?aff=efbevent

Keep updated on www.nambuca.com

Sounds Like: The Killers, Stereophonics, Bon Jovi, Muse, U2, Foo Fighters

Link to Website: www.nambuca.com

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/nambucaband

Link to Twitter profile page: @nambucaofficial

Upcoming Tour dates: 

16/11/15 Amersham Arms, Breakout Club – London (UK)

Ticket info: http://themidimusiccompany.co.uk/the-breakout-club-16112015-amersham-arms/

 

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Recording at (studio) Ville Leppanenville@theanimalfarm.co.uk

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Music Week Presents: The Wholls

Music Week Presents: The Wholls

'X21' is the debut single from The Wholls. This talented Bedford 4 piece with Italian routes write original lyric-led alternative rock music that sits comfortably with the likes of Jamie T, Royal Blood & Foals. Their energetic & edgy live performances have steadily been building them a legion of loyal fans and frontman Tordy is garnering a reputation as an electrifying presence on stage. 

“The Wholls are being touted as the sound of 2016…Debut single X21 is indie rock with a light dash of dub, and is the culmination of two years’ worth of BBC Introducing and Battle of the Bands-type attention.”

The Guardian 

"Camden remains a fervent breeding ground that will inevitably spew up many more next big things……….I've been blown away by The Wholls."

NME 

“The Wholls…destined to become the biggest band the UK has produced for years”

BBC Introducing 

“With one of the most accomplished and direct debut singles we’ve heard in a long time, let us introduce you to The Wholls. Anthemic, radio-friendly, tightly produced and packing a sucker punch of a chorus.” 

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Genre: Alt rock

Sounds Like: Jamie T / Royal Blood

Single - X21

Release date: 20/11/20

Link to Website: http://www.thewholls.com

Link to Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/thewholls/timeline

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/thewholls?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzREIdAJieaj2dpdH8u1P-A

Upcoming tour dates

02/11/15 – ACM Campus – Guildford
20/11/15 – Surya – London
02/12/15 – Proud Galleries – London

Management Room 8 MGMT          

Press  Katie Gwyther / Debbie Gwyther -FEAR PR

Label: ZY records

Publisher Kassner Music

A&R recruiter Lisa Stanway

Radio Plugger Eden Blackman - Ish-Media

TV Promotions : Pippa Evers Dawbell

Producer - The Wholls / Guy Stanway

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Music Week Presents: Indigo Face

Music Week Presents: Indigo Face

Singer/songwriter Mariachiara Terragin and producer and multi-instrumentalist Maxime Obadia met at BIMM music college (the same college that birthed Tom Odell, George Ezra and James Bay), where they both graduated with first-class honours. Straight off the bat of their successes, the pair started to make headway with live gigs at hotspots such as The Dublin Castle, Shepherd’s Bush Empire and The Great Escape.

Mariachiara's vocals and lyrics' emotional depth land delicately between the glistening synth soundscapes.

Genre: Synth-pop

Sounds Like:  Chvrches and Chairlift reeling with evident Björk and Goldfrapp influence, whilst Maxime’s James Blake inspired instrumental capabilities and productional skill are enviable.

Single? Album?EP? + name:   Single: At the Gate

Release date:  6th November,2015

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/indigofacemusic

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/indigofacemusic

Link to YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSYiKGY1JejfE1mjRi6GMNQ

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/indigofacemusic/at-the-gate-if/s-OMVm5

Upcoming tour dates: EP launch at The Good Ship, London - early bird tickets here.

Label - Obadia Productions

Additional info iTunes pre order link:https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/at-the-gate-single/id1048931136

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Music Week Presents: Laura Leighe

Music Week Presents: Laura Leighe

Laura Leighe is quickly becoming an in-demand pop starlet, a must-have staple sound on both club and radio DJ’s playlists across the globe. Her breakout single, “Boys Just Wanna Have Fun,” an electro-swing-anchored adrenaline shot of head-bobbing mania she describes as “a girl...or boy-power anthem, that I wrote with the vision of making the dance floor explode with people being free, celebrating who they truly are and feeling free of judgement and insecurities," has recently exploded on the UK dance-club scene; it marks a career-defining moment for the burgeoning Leighe, an emotionally mature woman, who has traversed the oft-choppy terrain of a make-it-at-all-costs musician. The road to Leighe’s ever promising, personally fulfilling present has been a long and winding one. Raised in the small town of Duncan, Oklahoma, the ambitious child began taking vocal lessons at age 11; she won her first national singing competition at age 14. “I wasn’t one of those kids who wanted to hit Nashville or L.A. immediately, but I knew it was what I was called to do, and honed my craft where I was planted,” she says of her longtime musical ambitions. After majoring in vocal-music education at the University of Oklahoma and subsequently releasing an album under her maiden name, Laura Gossett, Leighe moved to Los Angeles with her now-husband to go full-force in her pursuit of a career as a recording artist.

Finding a musical sweet spot has been a multi-year process for Leighe, but she says she’s never felt more in tune with the songs she’s delivering to her growing fanbase. “I’ve always known that in the battle between an indie artist that does what they want and a mega pop star there’s somewhere in the middle that brings both those amazing choruses that make you feel elated and also speaks to your soul with incredible composition, and inspired lyrics.”

Now Leighe, who is busy working on her debut album. which she hopes to release early next year, has her eyes set on the future. From touring Europe and the States to releasing a slew of new singles, the journey woman of a blossoming starlet is undoubtedly cashing in on a lifetime of hard work and patience. “I’m a chill person,” Leighe says. “Maybe too chill and too patient sometimes,” she adds with a laugh. “But I do what I love, and just enjoy life along the way. I’m so thankful for that.”

Genre: Pop /Dance

Sounds Like:  Meghan Trainor, Selena Gomez, Icona Pop, Kylie Minogue

Single - “Boys Just Wanna Have Fun” WestFunk Radio Mix. 

Release date:  Single - Dec. 13

Link to Website: http://www.lauraleighemusic.com/

Link to Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/LauraLeighe

Link to Twitter profile page:  https://twitter.com/Laura_Leighe

Link to YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/LauraLeigheMusic

Link to Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/lauraleighe

Upcoming tour dates:  TBD

Contact: LauraLeigheMusic@gmail.com

Management:  Trent Stockton - LauraLeigheMusic@gmail.com

Press:  Kate Whitmarsh - kate@spacepromotions.com

Booking Agent:  

Label: 

Publisher:  info@GostockProductions.com Gostock Productions, ASCAP

A&R recruiter:  Raj Jadeja - raj.jadeja@me.com

Radio Plugger:  Jo Hart - Daytime/ College/ Regional - jo@hartmedia.co.uk / Matt Waterhouse - Club

Promo/ Specialist DJ Radio - matt@mattwaterhouserepresents.co.uk

Producer - Kent Murphy - kentmurphy284@gmail.com, WestFunk - contact Matt Waterhouse - matt@mattwaterhouserepresents.co.uk

Recording at (studio) - Gostock Productions - home studio - info@gostockproduction.com

Marketing - Josh Zieman josh@compassmusicmarketing.com  

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Music Week Present: Jacob Whitesides

Music Week Present: Jacob Whitesides

Jacob Whitesides is thrilled to announce the release of his highly anticipated new EP Faces On Film. Set for an October 23rd release on Jacob’s own Double U Records through BMG, Faces On Film gives the listener the opportunity to discover why this distinctive singer/songwriter’s earnest, acoustic-driven voice and collection of songs have earned him an extraordinary worldwide fan-base. Title track ‘Faces on Film’ features Grammy winning Blues legend Keb Mo’ on slide guitar.

With an instinctive gift for songwriting that ranges from kinetic R&B-infused pop to intensely personal ballads, Jacob delivers a new collection of songs that showcase his unique vocal energy and melodic style. A sound that has not only caught the attention of over 10 million fans, but Radio Disney who recently named Jacob their “Next Big Thing” and MTV who spotlighted him as their “Artist To Watch” this summer.

Faces On Film is the follow up to Jacob’s EP A Piece Of Me, which reached the top of the charts in eight countries, including the US where it immediately ascended to the #1 spot on iTunes’ Top Singer/Songwriter Albums chart, #3 on the Pop Album chart and #5 on the Overall Top Albums chart.

Live performance remains Jacob’s passion and he spent most of 2015 on the road. This included a European headlining tour that sold out in minutes, multiple U.S. headline tours and support runs with such fan-aligned artists as Fifth Harmony and R;5. Jacob

Genre:Pop

Sounds Like:

 EP+ name: Faces On Film

Release date: 23/10/2105

Link to Website: http://jacobwhitesides.com/

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JacobWhitesidesOnline?fref=ts

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/jacobwhitesides

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/JacobWhiteside

Available on - iTunes - http://smarturl.it/FacesOnFilm

Management Billy Mann - Manncom Creative

Press - FEAR PR - Katie Gwyther / Debbie Gwyther

Booking Agent - Sam Bush This Is Global

Label - BMG / Double U

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Music Week Presents: Koercive

Music Week Presents: Koercive

‘Super Producer’ Martin West aka KOERCIVE returns to the House scene this Autumn with this massive floor filler, in the shape of “Never Look Down”. With a resume that  includes working and collaborating with the likes of Romans (Roc Nation) Mark Hill (Artful), Estelle and Ben Ofoedu (Phats and Small) you definitely won’t be disappointed with his latest offering.

The catchy vocal hook is sung courtesy of 19-year-old Karla-Simone. Herself a fresh, young talent about to set the music scene on fire! This, coupled with some classic House piano riffs will grab your attention straight away leaving you with an exciting anticipation on that first drop, which certainly delivers!

The package also includes a shape cutting, bass bumping remix from Audio Rehab’s man of the moment Louie Anderson and a harder, driving rework from bass music veteran Rednek.

Genre: House

Sounds Like: Disclosure/Gorgon City

Single name: ‘Never Look Down’ ft Karla-Simone

Release date: October 9th 2015

Link to Website: www.avenoir.org

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/koercive

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/koercive

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/koercive-official 

Upcoming tour dates: October 8th 2015 – Market House, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton

Management Avenoir Media & Entertainment – Andy Devaney andy@avenoir.org  www.avenoir.org

Press: Supersonic Media

Label: Supersonic Media http://www.supersonic-media.co.uk/

Publisher: Supersonic Media Publishing

A&R recruiter: David Bury – Supersonic Media

Radio Plugger: Mark Loverush – Power Promotions

Producer: Martin West

Recording at:Koercive Studio London

Mixed by Rob Preston at The Hideout Thetford

Legal: Luke English at Laceys Solicitors

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Music Week Presents: Pink Film

Music Week Presents: Pink Film

Since releasing their debut single ‘Gut Wrench’, Pink Film have played The Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City, supported the likes of Hinds (who’ve handpicked them to support three times) and Spring King, quickly earning themselves a reputation as one of the most exciting bands to come out of the capital.

Pink Film cut a pretty arresting figure as a quartet; they are Ziyad Al-Samman (singer/guitar), Frank Styles (bass), Laurence Hammerton (guitar) and Danny Brooks (drums).

Genre: Indie, Psych

Single: ‘Trouble’

Release date: Oct 2nd 2015

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/PinkFilm

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/PinkFilm


 

Upcoming tour dates

Friday 2nd October @ The Garage, London w/Flesh

Management

Press Aoife Kitt aoife@six07press.com

Booking Agent

Label

Publisher

A&R recruiter

Radio Plugger

Producer: Donald Clark artillerystudios@me.com

Recording at Hackney Road Studios with Shuta Shinoda as engineer. shutashinoda@tinroom.co.uk

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Music Week Presents: Aaron

Music Week Presents: Aaron

Paris’ based duo AaRON are ready to release the the title track from their self-produced, forthcoming album, ‘We Cut The Night’. Supported by a well-deserved national infatuation and growing international recognition, the pair have resolved to reinvent themselves and used the first single, Blouson Noir, as an introduction to the artists they have now chosen to be. AaRON have garnered support from Redbull Music, Complex, Data Transmission, Elle Magazine, John Malkovich and more.

The duo's debut ‘Artificials Animals Riding on Neverland’ came out in 2007, it sold over 400,000 copies and is considered a classic by many. Years to follow saw the accolade of another chart topping album (Birds in the Storm) and the pair being awarded with a European Border Breaker Award followed by a sold out tour.

Award winning actor and director, John Malkovich, after hearingto AaRON’s first single, ‘Blouson Noir’, agreed to be part of the journey, acting in a short prelude to AaRON’s comeback. Perfectly fitting with the sultry nature of AaRON’s forthcoming album, Malkovich stands alone in the shadows reciting the words that ‘We Cut The Night’ abides by, providing the powerful visuals that this album requires.

 

Genre: Indie Electronic

Single: 'We Cut the Night' (B-side to AaRON's recently released single 'Blouson Noir' )

EP iTunes link: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/blouson-noir-ep/id1025072114

Release date:  11th September

Link to Website:  http://aaronofficial.com/

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AaRONofficial

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/aarontheband

Link to YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/aaronkontact

Upcoming tour dates: https://www.facebook.com/AaRONofficial/app_123966167614127

Management - jeremie@junzi-arts.com

Press and Radio - renata.campos@theplayground.co.uk

Booking Agent - clotaire@junzi-arts.com

Label - Birds in the Storm

 

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Music Week Presents: TesseracT

Music Week Presents: TesseracT

Progressive Metal act TesseracT have announced an all new LP titled POLARIS, due out September 18, 2015 via their UK label home Kscope and a partnership with eOne Music in North America.

The new album will be the band’s third studio album and first for Kscope and eOne. “Polaris, is a different scenario. The first chance for us as a group to stop and take stock of what we are right now, to explore a TesseracT of melody, dynamics, and singular focus. For the first time, too, we feel free from the bounds of genre specific expectations.”

The debut album One received widespread critical acclaim, not least due to the album’s staggering six-part centrepiece Concealing Fate, which brilliantly showcased the band’s pioneering sonic approach and unstoppable arsenal of off-kilter riffs, soaring melodies and disorientating atmospherics. The primarily acoustic Perspective EP emerged in May 2012 to an effusive response from critics and fans alike and shortly after, their status as progressive metal’s most fascinating new creative force was very publicly celebrated when TesseracT picked up the Best New Band trophy at 2012’s inaugural Progressive Music Awards in London. Not wasting any time the band released their second album Altered State in early 2013 again to worldwide media acclaim.

Having found a new creative energy after reuniting Tompkins, the highly anticipated new opus will be an evolution from Altered State. Fans can expect more experimentation with sounds and tones, and deeper exploration into the core attributes that define TesseracT’s trademark sound.

Genre: Prog, rock, metal

Sounds Like: Pink floyd, Meshuggah

Single? Album? EP? + name: Polaris (album)

Release date: 18th September

Link to Website: http://tesseractband.co.uk/

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/tesseractband

Link to Twitter profile page: twitter.com/tesseractband

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/kscopemusiclondon

 

Upcoming tour dates

UK/European Tour 2016:

03-Feb  UK, Bristol Thekla

04-Feb  UK, Birmingham Library

05-Feb  UK, Manchester Academy II

06-Feb  UK, Glasgow, Garage

07-Feb  UK, Leeds, Stylus

09-Feb  UK, Nottingham Rescue Rooms

10-Feb  UK, Oxford Academy

11-Feb  UK, Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

12-Feb  UK, London, Koko

14-Feb  Belgium, Vosselaar, Biebob

15-Feb  France, Paris, Divan du Monde

16-Feb  France, Nantes Ferailleur

17-Feb  France, Bordeaux, Rocher de Palmer

19-Feb  Italy, Pordenone, Deposito Giordani

20-Feb  Italy, Rome, Traffic Club

21-Feb  Italy, Milan, Legend

23-Feb  Austria, Linz, Posthof

24-Feb  Austria, Vienna, Szene

25-Feb  Germany, Munich, Backstage Halle

26-Feb  Switzerland, Aarau, Kiff

27-Feb  Germany, Cologne, Luxor

28-Feb  Holland, Zoetemeer, Boerderij

01-Mar Germany, Berlin, Magnet

02-Mar Germany, Hamburg, Logo

03-Mar Denmark, Copenhagen, Pumphurst

05-Mar Sweden, Stockholm, Fryshurst

06-Mar Sweden, Gothenburg, Sticky Fingers

07-Mar Norway, Oslo, Vulkan Arena

Management: 5B Artist Management – Adam Foster –  foster@5bam.com

Press: I Like Press (UK) - Simon Glacken - simonglacken@ilikepress.co.uk / Kscope (International) - Sarah Lees - Sarah.l@snappermusic.co.uk

Booking Agent : X Ray – Adam Saunders Adam@xraytouring.com

Label - Kscope – Johnny Wilks – Johnny@snappermusic.co.uk

Publisher: Magic Arts Publishing – Ute Dillenhoefer – Ute.Dillenhoefer@magicarts-publishing.de

A&R recruiter: Kscope – Tony Harris – tony@snappermusic.co.uk  

Producer: Acle Kahney

Recording at (studio): 4D Sounds

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OIJ

OIJ

OIJ is a trip to blinding neon-lit alleys and limitless imagination of crazed Japanese subcultures. Inspired by his imagination of the Japanese big city nightlife and its excesses,
the Amsterdam based singer, songwriter and producer OIJ created his first music at the end of 2014.

OIJ’s sound can be described as a combination of spacious cinematic soundscapes, bottomless synthesizers and hopeful radiating choruses that create an obscure yet somehow curiously familiar and surprisingly danceable sound.

The first single ‘Blinded’ tells the story of hitting town for a well fueled night out, not knowing where and how to stop yourself. ‘Blinded’ questions this way of escaping the routines of day to day life. It was picked up worldwide on Spotify and reached the 8th place on the Global Viral Charts as well as the 7th place in the US Viral Charts among other countries. On the 30th of July OIJ was proclaimed Serious Talent on 3FM, one of the biggest Dutch radio stations.

OIJ’s live show includes a midi controlled and interactive custom built circle of LEDs created in collaboration with a Burning Man light artist.

Genre: Pop / Electronic / Indie

Sounds Like: SOHN, Flume, The Weeknd.

Single: ‘Blinded’, part of EP ‘Luminate’ to be released before end of year.

Release date: Single is out, EP coming before the end of the year.

Link to Website: www.oijmusic.com

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/oijmusic

Link to Twitter profile page: www.twitter.com/oijmusic

 

Upcoming tour dates:

  • NPO 3FM 50 Year anniversary festival in Paradiso Amsterdam (19th of October)
  • Dutch Design Week 2015 in Eindhoven (21st of October)
  • Let’s Get Lost in Zwolle (24th of October)
  • I AM THE CITY in Amersfoort (7th of November).

London showcase TBA

Contact: info@oijmusic.com

Management Guillaume Warmerdam guillaume@oijmusic.com

Press

Booking Agent (NL) Friendly Fire (k.keersmaekers@friendly-fire.nl)

Label

Publisher The Missing Sync / Hey Listen! (aron@themissingsync.nl / ivo@heylisten.nl)

A&R recruiter

Radio Plugger (NL) Jorissey Mulder (niels@jorisseymulder.nl)

Producer OIJ / Thijs van der Klugt / Marnix Dorrestein

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Music Week Present: Ordinary Noise

Music Week Present: Ordinary Noise

It is a rarity to find such a fresh band with such obvious authenticity and broad, retrospective lyrics. It is with that in mind that we are excited to welcome ‘If Fish Could Scream’; the second single to be released from Ordinary Noise. The first single, ‘‘You are Here’, was recently premiered on Consequence of Sound. All three releases come as part of the boys hotly anticipated EP which is due for release 4 September.  Summoning influence from Bob Dylan and Jeffrey Lewis, the EP will showcase the boys’ undeniable grasp on mood and melody, Lou’s unique vocal skills and the natural musical ability that overflows from the band as a unit.

Lou Terry (Vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar), Ross Connell (Electric guitar), Tim Tokley (Bass, guitar) and Jonny Poole (Saxophone, drums) first met whilst in different strands of education and have been together ever since. Little over two years ago, Ordinary Noise were playing venues in their hometown, Colchester. Today they’re being played by Steve Lamacq, on Jarvis Cocker's Sunday Service on BBC Radio 6 and on BBC Introducing, supporting anti-folk cult heroes Jeffrey Lewis and The Jrams and playing the mainstage at Hop Farm Festival.

If Fish Could Scream’ invites you on a journey of ambling guitars, rolling drums and some of the most distinct vocals you’ll hear in 2015. There’s Alt J elegance and Jake Bugg folky warbles dusted over an instrumental build up that nods towards David Bowie. There’s a lyrical and musical maturity to it that is beyond impressive and demands to be heard.

 Genre: Indie Rock  

Sounds Like: Alt J, Jake Bugg, Jack Steadman

Single? Album?EP? + name:   'If Fish Could Scream' Video Premiere (single)

Release date:  4th September

Link to Website:  ---

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ordinarynoiseband

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/Ordinary_Noise

Link to YouTube Channel:  https://www.youtube.com/user/OrdinaryNoiseBand

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/ordinarynoise-1

Upcoming tour dates: 

Three Wise Monkeys, 29th August, Colchester Free Fest after party

Colchester Free Fest, 30th August, 2pm

The Good Ship, 5th September, London.

Management

Press -   renata.campos@theplayground.co.uk

Booking Agent

Label

Publisher

A&R recruiter

Radio Plugger - renata.campos@theplayground.co.uk

Producer

 

 

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PURDY

PURDY

Purdy, an artist who grew up on Ian Fleming’s estate recently headlined the UAFA 2016 launch show in June. She has been praised by Mick Jagger and has just announced she will be opening for Jools Holland on his autumn 2015 nationwide tour. The multi-talented artist was chosen to represent the UK at this year’s in the Baltic Song Festival and she has also performed with the likes of Lana Del Ray on Necker Island and in a session for the Mobo’s!

Genre: Pop noir with jazz routes

Sounds Like:  Nancy Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey

Single: SHOOK SHOOK – FROM ALBUM DIAMOND IN THE DUST (COMING OCT 2015)

Release date: 14th August 2015 (SINGLE) 30th October (ALBUM)

Link to Website: http://purdymusic.co.uk

Link to Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purdymusic

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/purdymusictv

Link to YouTube Channel: https://www.facebook.com/purdymusic

Link to Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/purdy-2

 

 

Upcoming tour dates

19th August – The Crooked Billet

31st August London live TV- tune in

10-20th September Dubai/Abu Dhabi

20th October – 606 club London

2nd November  – Jazz café London

25th November – supporting Jools Holland – Northampton

26th November – supporting Jools Holland – Leicester

27th November - supporting Jools Holland – Royal Albert hall

2nd December – supporting Jools Holland – city hall

6th December – The Kenton Theatre. Henley on Thames

Management : Claire McDonald claire.mcdonald@siangroup.co

Press : Kate@spacepromotions.com

Booking Agent: Claire McDonald claire.mcdonald@siangroup.co

Label: ABSOLUTE James McGuiness  james@absolutelabelservices.com

Publisher: Self published

A&R recruiter: NA

Radio Plugger: Andy Hipkiss – AAA media – London andy@tripleamedia.com

Producer: Andy Wright  andywright@mac.com

Recording at (studio): BATTERSEA PARK STUDIOS SW11 3EA

(Any other relevant contacts): Sync agency A&G SYNC  kiran@agsyncmusic.com

TV consultant : Niki Sanderson - Niki@nonstoppromotions.co.uk

 

 

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JMC

JMC

JMC is a man who knows how to make a club and radio smash. ‘Sturridge Dance’ (playlisted on Radio1/1Xtra/Capital Xtra) and ‘Look Like’, featuring Jadakiss, Charlie Sloth & Stormzy, (heavy BBC/Kiss rotation since October 2014) were merely warm ups to 2015’s summer banger ‘Wonderland’ which promises to be played in every holiday resort & club across the UK with remixes from S.CHU feat Rachel,Sammy P,DJ Pioneer and a surprising US guest to come over the forthcoming weeks.

Aside from his impressive radio history, JMC has received support on GQ Magazine, JD Sports, BBC News, Daily Mirror, Noisy, The Sun and across social media. ‘Look Like’ was the flagship single for the Charlie Sloth compilation released by Virgin in December 2014. JMC has supported Rick Ross, Fabolous and many other platinum selling acts for their London shows and performed at music festivals in Ayia Napa and BarcelonaHackney-born and bred rapper/producer/studio boss and radio airplay regular JMC has been honing his skills and building his rep over the last few years releasing his autobiographical debut album ‘Safecracker’ based the realities of his upbringing in East London and working with the likes of major US artists Cassidy, Styles P, Sheek Louch as well as Jamaican superstar Sizzla.

Working out of his own Shoreditch based Vault Studios which he has developed into one of London's most in-demand recording locations, JMC has worked with artists including 112, ATL, Remy Ma, Tony Matterhorn, Sincere and Bashy.

The highly anticipated new full length project #RW3(Roadworks 3) will become one of the benchmark releases of 2015.

Essential Info:

Genre: HIP HOP/URBAN/GRIME/POP

Sounds Like: SKEPTA/DRAKE/JAY Z

Single: “WONDERLAND”

Release date: AUGUST 28TH

Link to Facebook: www.facebook.com/JMCartist

Link to Twitter profile page: https://twitter.com/JMCVAULT


Management: strategy@jmc-music.com

Press: kate@spacepromotions.com

Booking Agent N/A

Label: VAULT DIGITAL

Publisher: N/A

A&R recruiter N/A

Radio Plugger: iron@media2radio.co.uk

Producer:  L.MOMRELLE

Recording at VAULT STUDIOS 

 

 




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The Playlist: August 10, 2015

The Playlist: August 10, 2015

This week's best music from the UK industry's tastemakers.

10 tracks featuring Blossoms / Hippo Campus / Ben Khan / Grubs / Reverend & The Makers / VANT / Rhodes + Birdy /