New Album From Boxwork ! * PREVIOUS SUPPORT FROM GILLES PETERSON , FACT MAGAZINE, RESIDENT ADVISOR, WIRE MAGAZINE, MARY ANNE HOBBS, XLR8R AND MANY MORE *

BOXWORK
TRENCH
Release Period: July-Aug 18 / Format: Digital / Cat No: BWM002
Label: Boxwork Music


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Listen to single ‘Castle Rock’ –

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The second release from Boxwork’s eponymous Boxwork Music label comes again from the man himself. ‘Trench’ is the successor to ‘Dive Left’Boxwork’s first full length released on Shades Recordings last year; it takes the listener even further down the rabbit hole into the imagined world that Boxwork’s mad music inhabits. In his typical fashion, ‘Trench’ covers lots of musical ground. This record has no genre but is influenced by them all. Boxwork signatures are there in droves though, of course. Lots of tempos, obscure samples, and music as intensely melodic,
percussive, sonic experiments and explorations. Music by a man in a white coat and lab specs. ‘Trench’follows ‘Heading North’ as offering number two on the Boxwork Music label. Boxwork says of the label “Its an outlet for un-compromised musical decisions, putting family first”.
The two releases could hardly be more different and it’s a measure of the skill, versatility and musicality Boxwork brings to the party that the two records are composed by the same man. It’s why his new composition project Builder’s Tea is brewing up nicely over in the world of moving pictures.
With original artwork by Craig Johnson II and a limited-edition vinyl package including an artwork print also available, Boxwork Music has the format and collector
geek in you covered too. ‘Trench’ is available to stream and download via all your favourite channels (please don’t pirate this shit).


New Video: LUI HILL - WORDS BECOME USELESS

LUI HILL
WORDS BECOME USELESS

Words Become Useless’ marks the third single from LUI HILL, the neo-soul artist due to release his debut album end of summer 2018.

“We say goodbye and leave each other hungry
…Always a lot less than enough
A brief touch and again you’re off
Oh yes Poseidon must have mercy for us
After days out on the open sea
You still find your way back to me”

With piano, bass and drums all played by LUI HILL, he describes the process of, “allowing the simplicity of the lyrics to guide through the song, while at the same time, imagining playing in a sort of futuristic jazz-trio. I love riffs and I think this may be the most fun I’ve had writing a piano-riff so far.”

The accompanying visuals mark the fourth chapter in an eerie spin-off of a classic fairytale. The video starts with a reflection view of LUI HILL in the glass of an otherwise empty loft in downtown LA. The buildings and lights of the night city shine through. He can easily see out, but appears somehow entrapped as he eagerly beats on his drums with an unabashed determination. The video unfolds as the interaction between the other two ominous characters is highlighted and reaches a plateau of tension, hinting at an inevitable unfortunate ending to come. With helicopter lights lurking above, and a moment of flames reflected in the female character’s eyes, it’s left still unclear who is the real victim in this triad.

This palpable tension reflects Hill’s original motivation writing this song. “I wrote this about a long-distance relationship, and how one falls in love in part purely with the feeling of longing for another person. On one hand, you hang on tightly because in that moment it feels like all you have. And on the other, somehow you know you’re pursuing something that will end in disaster.”

This single highlights LUI’s genre blending style, which has earned him a mention as one of Lemonade Magazine’s Breakout Artists for 2018 <https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.lemonademagazine.net_featured_lemonades-2Dbreakout-2Dartists-2D2018_&d=DwMFaQ&c=euGZstcaTDllvimEN8b7jXrwqOf-v5A_CdpgnVfiiMM&r=_5ffKw4CG3WhBhFXBHx74jP1ve8uMtLJwevw3NI5HsU&m=NgJpRIyHPtzzZYxU6anqkb8ujr4> . His first single “5000 Miles” was featured in multiple Spotify playlists such as Young & FreeViral HitsUSA Top 50, and New Music Friday.

 


David Hopkins 'Overlook' - Described as “Psychedelic Chamber Rock”/ Co-produced by Mark Stoermer (The Killers)

DAVID HOPKINS OVERLOOK
RELEASE PERIOD: MAY/JUNE 2018
Label: St. August Records
UPC: 192562151570
Catalog #: STAUG006


VIDEO VIEW / EMBED LINK:

Irresponsible video link: https://youtu.be/VpKnSXjMF5c
Let Somebody Inside video link: https://youtu.be/SO2tfr8FnfU
C’est La video link: https://youtu.be/Ut7jqHcCjdg


SOCIAL MEDIA / WEB LINKS:

FACEBOOK <https://www.facebook.com/DavidHopkinsOfficial/>
TWITTER <https://twitter.com/davidhopkinsoff>  @davidhopkinsoff
INSTAGRAM <https://www.instagram.com/davidhopkinsofficial/>  @davidhopkinsofficial
SOUNDCLOUD <https://soundcloud.com/davidhopkinsmusic>


DAVID HOPKINS ­ ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

David Hopkins was born in Dublin, Ireland. After cutting his teeth with the heavyweight Dublin band LiR, he decided it was time to take a break from music and make a change by moving to New York. After his arrival, reality set in and Hopkins soon realized that he would have to get a "real job”. His first foray into work at a famous New York Restaurant ended with him being fired within three days due to throwing cutlery at the head chef. Once again, rock and roll beckoned.

Hopkins went on to work alongside The Who for their 2001 Quadrophenia Tour and then with Damien Rice on his 2010 album There Are Debts. Hopkins then became the frontman of Bombay Heavy, under the alias Barnabus Wu in 2014. It was Hopkins’ work in Bombay Heavy that lead to an introduction with Mark Stoermer (The Killers) through their mutual friend Rob Whited. Rob suggested to Mark that David should produce Mark’s new project. Hopkins recorded some demos at his home studio and soon after Dark Arts was made.

Hopkins and Stoermer shared many of the same inspirations including The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Pink Floyd and Radiohead. Their immediate nexus laid the foundation for their collaboration on Stoermer’s Dark Arts (2016) and Filthy Apes and Lions (2017). The duo’s spontaneous brainstorming throughout this period pushed Hopkins to take on the songwriter role once again. Stoermer assumed Executive Producer status on Hopkins new album Overlook, which is slated as the sixth release for St. August Records ­ Stoermer’s independent label.

“Overlook is the most honest record I have made to date ­ I had always worked on albums where I had to compromise. I did whatever I wanted to do with this album”

Overlook emanates Hopkins intrigue for creating psychedelic soundscapes and boasts a vocal performance reminiscent of Nick Drake. The songs are true to his early day inspirations, derived from the 60s and 70s rock of the British Isles including Led Zeppelin and Syd Barrett. But Overlook is truly an original compilation that could only be the brainchild of David Hopkins. Robert Root, engineer for The Killers, Stoermer and Hopkins describe the sound as “Psychedelic Chamber Rock”. Hopkins also describes it as “equal parts Led Zeppelin, Bagpuss, 1980’s BBC public announcement warning Ads, Bob Marley and Beethoven”.

David Hopkins solo career reinstatement couldn’t be any more obscure and perfectly different, which has solidified him as an essential addition to the St. August Records collective. Overlook promises to separate Hopkins from his previous work, but act as an expressive extension and culmination of past experiences and present inspirations.


* INFLUENCED BY VANCE JOY AND THE LUMINEERS, ALL FACES PRODUCE SOME CLASSY FOLK / POP ON THEIR DEBUT E.P. *

Artist:All Faces
Title: All Faces E.P.
Label: All Faces Music
Release Period: 15/04/18
Format: Digital
Genre: Folk/Pop

LISTEN TO THE SINGLE 'THE OAKS': https://bit.ly/2G6YTML

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/allfacesband/
Instagram: @allfacesband
Web: allfacesmusic.com

ALL FACES is a folk/pop band from London, led by singing duo Ben and Daphne which was formed in October of 2017.  Influenced by the likes of Ben Howard, Vance Joy, Bon Iver, and The Lumineers, they combine strong songs with the unique dynamic of the two lead singers, and have managed to achieve a distinctive pop/folk sound. Experienced performancers, they have played in venues like The Troubadour, The Alhambra, and The New Morning in Paris.

ALL FACES debut, eponymous EP will be released in June of 2018, following their debut single “The Oaks” that will be released on April 15th and both will be available on all streaming platforms.

The band is planning on touring the UK to showcase their material, starting with the Hoxton Underbelly on April 25th.

Benjamin was born and raised in Paris. After having started to play the guitar at age 15, he quickly became involved with several bands, getting to play in notorious venues in France: The Bataclan, the New Morning, The Alhambra, The backstage and others.He moved to the UK to attend the British and Irish Institute of Modern Music (BIMM) and met Daphne, with whom he would eventually form ALL FACES.

Daphne was born in Paris and lived in multiple countries like South Korea and Belgium before moving back to France. Her passion for singing started at age 12 and only grew stronger. By age 16, she had performed in many renowned Parisian venues and then moved to London to pursue her career.


Gritty indie / electronic band MUX release stunning new video..


Artist:
Mux / Title: Got It Here
Label: Teenage Father
Release date: 23rd March 2018
Cat no: TF002 / Isrc: uscgj1830870




* MUX ARE A GRITTY ELECTRONIC DUO WHO AT A YOUNG AGE HAVE ALREADY SUPPORTED BAND OF SKULLS, SURVIVED DRUGGY BAND MEMBERS AND HEART ATTACKS ON STAGE. THEIR PULSING BEATS, DISREGARD FOR SONG STRUCTURE, AND SCATTERGUN MELODIES MAKE THEM A UNIQUE AND EXCITING BAND FOR 2018 *
Alternative-electronic duo MUX combine the use of guitar, vocals, synthesizers and drum machines to create their own exploratory and unique blend of gritty alternative music and electronica. Having notably been selected by Band of Skulls as support for their Independent Venue Week tour and headlined their own shows across the UK, off the back of their debut EP ‘Can You See Who?’.

MUX have now completed two new, delightfully dark compositions ready to reach those who are open to something on the atypical edge of modern music and with the feel of something ever so slightly askew.

MUX have been building quite a reputation for themselves at the moment; all for the right reasons. They manage to blend such sophisticated genres and sounds with our most primal aptitudes creating a gritty complexion that can't be wiped away in a hurry.

Frenetic, unique, exploratory and imaginative; that just begins to sum up this group. Throw in some stoner rock elements, some electronica and a little bit of flair, only now do you have this incredibly vibrant, diverse backbone to this ever-satisfying tribal demeanour.

SOCIAL MEDIA:
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twitter.com/this_is_mux
soundcloud.com/m_u_x
thisismux.com
open.spotify.com/artist/06r7pTr1BXo4mDmHjzl9IF
youtube.com/watch?v=Wvaq7naBPJY

MUX Live Dates 2018

Saturday 24th March - Flashback Records (Shoreditch), London
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/181526115958571/
Wednesday 28th March - The Thunderbolt, Bristol
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/161138904676784/
Thursday 29th March - The Holroyd Arms, Guildford
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/1744327088961781/
Friday 30th March - The Winchester Gate, Salisbury
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/570429193315377/
Saturday 31st March - Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/152769342017560/
Sunday 1st April - St James Wine Vaults, Bath
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/166072247350666/
Wednesday 4th April - The Stable, Tunbridge Wells
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/1933095673617487/
Thursday 5th April - The Cave, Addlestone
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/229793030925322/
Saturday 14th April - The Vaults, Leicester
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/146391119506916/
Saturday 16th June – The Cellar, Oxford
·       https://www.facebook.com/events/143110586335033/


(Singer Songwriter) Bella Barton New Single & Forthcoming Album ** Likened To Tracy Thorne, Lily Allen and Corrine Bailey Rae

“A musician, on the basis of the début track who has far to travel in the world of music” – EMERGING INDIE BANDS

“Bella Barton’s leading voice has the depth and soul of any great singer.” – STEREO STICKMAN 

“Stunning, soulful voice, and exceptional flair for song writing” – THE MUSIC SITE

‘Daughter’ sees Bella take head on the often-taboo issue of unwanted sexual advances and misogyny in today’s society. Her beautiful soulful voice and extraordinary gift for song writing are showcased in the track. “ – ESSENTIALLY POP

BELLA BARTON
TEN SONGS

Label: Burning Girl
Release Period: April
Format: Digital
Genre: Singer / Songwriter / Indie / Pop

LISTEN ALBUM: http://bit.ly/2n1xJKP

VIDEO NEW SINGLE:


VIDEO OLD SINGLES:

SOCIAL MEDIA: http://www.burninggirl.biz/bella/
* A SULTRY, BLUESY, LAZY BOSSANOVA SINGING STYLE WITH ECHOES OF CORRINE BAILEY RAE, LILY ALLEN, AND EARLY 80’S TRACY THORNE. BELLA BARTON IS A GREAT MUSICAL TALENT WHO ALSO TACKLES DIFFICULT ISSUES IN HER SONGWRITING WITH EASE AND PANACHE *

Bella Barton is a singer / songwriter from South East London. She is currently studying Visual Arts at the BRIT School, whose glittering alumni include Amy Winehouse, Leona Lewis and Adele.

Bella’s lazy Bossa Nova inflected songs are romantic visions of Townshend’s dystopian ‘teenage wasteland’ and invoke a deceiving mix of Corrine Bailey Rae, Lily Allen and early Eighties Tracey Thorn.

Bella is far more than a voice alone however she is by no means a style over substance type artist, often tackling difficult issues such as unwanted sexual advances and misogyny. Indeed her lyrical subject matter has lead to an appearance on BBC Radio 4 ‘The Listening Project’ and an invite to The Houses Of Parliament from the feminist lobbying group UK Feminista.

Her Summer ’17 single, Daughter attracted glowing reviews and made good numbers on all platforms - see the video here… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K9HYC68nqYw

Bella has now completed the stunning ten songs that constitute her debut album, ‘Ten Songs’.
The album is self-penned and co-produced with her father, Tim Barton, who is himself a prolific producer / artist who specialises in TV and Library music.


(Hip/Hop & Trap) THE HIGH BREED Release Their New Trippy Trap Video

THE HIGH BREED WEIRDO

 


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Being weird is often regarded as something strange that doesn't fit into a socially constructed norm.
Hip Hop collective The High Breed are aiming to prove that weird can be wonderful with their latest track "Weirdo"

They say....

"We believe everyone is weird in their own way and this uniqueness should be celebrated rather than ignored as it is a part of who we are"

This is the first song the group have experimented with in a trap style. The combination of faster pace, slick rhyming patterns and the wacky fair ground melody creates the perfect atmosphere to express the notion of weirdness as a sense of freedom.


(Indie / Rock) Belle Scar Releases New Video - “Shirley Bassey meets PJ Harvey’

* INFLUENCED BY BOWIE, SIOUXSIE SIOUX, PJ HARVEY, GRACE JONES AND BJORK, BELLE SCAR HAS A DANGEROUSLY CAPTIVATING SIGNATURE STYLE *

“Shirley Bassey meets PJ Harvey’
SEEN LONDON
“Could not be more magical ” LECOOL MAGAZINE

BELLE SCAR
'ESCALADE'

Label:
Plastic Sound Records / Release Date: December 5th 2017
Format: Digital / Genre: Electro Pop, Alternative, Art Pop


SOCIAL MEDIA:
http://www.bellescar.com/
https://www.facebook.com/bellescar.uk/
https://twitter.com/Bellescar_uk
https://soundcloud.com/bellescar
https://bellescar.bandcamp.com/
https://vimeo.com/bellescar
https://www.youtube.com/user/geegeepp

She’s captivating, interesting, slick, glamorous and rough. Belle Scar is the new solo project of the multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, artist and arranger Geeta. Originally from Montreal, she has now lived in London for 2 years. Inspired by life, lust, art, sci-fi, dreams and strange moods and grooves, Belle Scar is well recognized for giving intense live performances.

Escalade is the first single from the forthcoming album due in 2018, its a powerful, upbeat, catchy electro song with a chorus that hooks you right away, “Climbing the Road, Climbing the Road,” she sings out raw and fearless. The song has that epic and hypnotising effect at first listen, you want to hear it again and again.
Belle Scar’s an eccentric on stage, with her unique style of singing and dancing, like a creature from another planet. Influenced by artists such as David Bowie, PJ Harvey, Andy Warhol, Siouxsie Sioux, Grace Jones and Bjork, Belle Scar definitely has her own signature style which is singular and dangerously captivating.

Adding to Belle Scar’s beats and synth’s is her partner in crime Marc Olivier’s dirty and sensual sounds on his guitar, adding a rougher edge to the electro pop song yet keeping it sharp and cool.  He also recorded and produced the track at Plastic Sound Studios where they met and worked on Geeta’s previous album Light bulbs. Escalade has a commercial appeal but not in a conventional way. Escalade is a unique song which can be heard on a big system and have everyone chanting and dancing, but can also be that song you listen to in the morning loud in your headphones to help you get up, face the world and keep your head high no matter what.
‘Walking in circles, I’m stepping inside the zone, here my bones crack every-time I loose control’ The zone can be anything from your own mind to your fears, to the world to your silence, your addictions, your doubts, your surroundings, war, anything personal or not.

Belle Scar has collaborated with several international artists from the music, cinema,
multi-media and fashion scenes. She participated at festivals like the Flux Exhibition at the Royal College of Arts in London, The Glastonbury Festival U.K, NXNE Festival in Toronto, New Cinema Festival and International Literature Festival, The Fringe and Pop Montreal in Canada, Fields Emporda Festival in Costa Brava, Fringe Festival in Bath UK, Degeneration Festival in the Czech Republic, Catwalk for Fashion Show (Barcelona), as well as touring all over Europe in 2014-15 presenting the album Light Bulbs.

It’s  a new beginning for Belle Scar who walks and daydreams daily in the streets of London.


( EDM / POP ) Ben Alexander Releases BIG Electronic Pop Track !

 *HUGE SOUNDING ELECTRONIC POP FROM ARTIST / PRODUCER BEN ALEXANDER, INFLUENCED BY ROYKSOPP, DAFT PUNK, SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA & FAITHLESS, FEATURING THE POWERFUL, SOULFUL VOCALS OF MYRNA*

BEN ALEXANDER
ENCORE
Feat Myrna

Label: Ben Alexander Music
Format: Digital / Genre: Electronic, Pop, EDM, Altpop

Pre-Order:
iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1315890257?ls=1&app=itunes
Apple Music: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id/1315890257

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Website: https://www.benalexandermusic.net/ <https://www.benalexandermusic.net/>
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/officialbenalexander/ <https://www.facebook.com/officialbenalexander/>
YouTube: http://youtube.com/benalexandermusic <http://youtube.com/benalexandermusic>
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/benalexandermusic <https://soundcloud.com/benalexandermusic>
Twitter: https://twitter.com/benalexvnder <https://twitter.com/benalexvnder>
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/officialbenalexander/ <https://www.instagram.com/officialbenalexander/>


Mark Stoermer from The Killers Releases New Solo Album..

MARK STOERMER
FILTHY APES AND LIONS

SPOTIFY LINK:
https://open.spotify.com/artist/0xoQth0DUaauLf3A5sNveW

PRE ORDER LINKS:
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Las Vegas with its harsh desert terrain doesn’t seem a fertile enough place to be the breeding ground of anything much, but when translated from its
Latinate origins ‘Las Vegas’ transposes to become ‘The Meadows’. It was these meadows that spawned the always colorful and oftentimes confusing city of Sin that holds itself up, a bastion in the center of the barrenness that surrounds it. It goes without saying then that as a by-product of this miraculous appearance of life in the most unlikely of places musician Mark Stoermer has always been up against the odds and has an inherent knack of beating them too.

Without many local heroes to aspire to, Stoermer looked back in time and to the British Isles for inspiration and it came in droves. From The Beatles and Led Zeppelin to Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett and the inimitable Bowie, music became a way for Stoermer to escape the hustle of the Strip, leading to him holing himself up in a murky garage to write songs instead of frequenting the ever-glittering clubs and casinos.

It was this love of music that brought about a catalyst that set in motion a chain of events that is still going on today. After joining a then little-known local band called The Killers who catapulted to stardom in the mid- 2000s, Stoermer went on to produce Aussie foursome Howling Bells’ third album; toured with The Smashing Pumpkins as bass player; and wrote, produced and released three solo albums— the first of which, Another Life, was released in 2011; the second, Dark Arts, in August 2016; and the latest, Filthy Apes and Lions, in November 2017.

The inspiration for his LP3 came at the end of Dark Arts, while writing the song “Blood and Guts.” This opened new doors for him lyrically and conceptually, bringing him into the territory of psychedelic rock-opera. One album rolled into the next. Surrounding himself with producers/ friends/engineers David Hopkins and Robert Root (the same team he had enlisted for his LP2), Stoermer envisioned his own story of a surrealistic apocalyptic fantasy based in a zoo. This gave birth to the title track of the album. Off and on, from late 2016 to spring of 2017, it took roughly 6 weeks in the studio to write, record, and produce the album. This was accomplished while Stoermer was simultaneously writing and recording for The Killers’ LP5, released in September 2017.

Stoermer increasingly takes risks from album to album, while capturing more of a feeling of “letting go.” Projecting more of a sense of enjoyment in the process of song writing itself, Filthy Apes and Lions is a departure from Dark Arts, yet at the same time, a natural extension of it.