Monelise - Wild Roses

The single ‘Wild Roses’ is the first release from Monelise’s ‘Hauntology’ Album. Directed by Jake Hargreaves, the video is shot amoungst the gothic scenery of Glen Coe, Scotland. Drifting between analogue imagery and cinematic landscapes, the song is reminicent of the work of The National and Portishead. Having lived in Scotland for half a decade, Monelise quotes poet Robin Robertson with the video’s opening quote.

Monelise has upcoming dates in: Padova 24th March Vienna - 7th April Debrecen - 10th April

Monelise is an artist in whose haunting compositions moving poetic lyrics are situated in lush cinematic soundscapes. Her music blurs the boundaries between acoustic and electronic instrumentation; hauntological longing and euphoria. With songs that are often described as sounding like 'A Kate Bush soundtrack to a David Lynch film', she makes the sublime and the uncanny collide in a startling way.

I’m excited to release “Wild Roses” as the first single from my upcoming debut album, “Hauntology”, the material for which was conceived during my Masters year at Goldsmiths. The musical palette blends past and present inspirations, including Kate Bush and classic trip hop; whereas the lyrics are inspired by a Scottish poetry anthology exploring the visceral and gothic features of nature. The song is an invitation to come face to face with the different components that make up the tapestry of you as a person and artist. The video, accordingly, depicts me “finding myself” somewhere between the ghosts of the past and a glimmering vision of a future yet to unfold.


FVLCRVM Releases New Track 'LOOSE' (Universal Music)

FVLCRVM LOOSE
ARTIST: FVLCRVM / TITLE: LOOSE / LABEL: UNIVERSAL

INFO:FVLCRVM’s “Hi!” to the world as an extraordinary songwriter & vocalist came as a little surprise to everyone who was solely familiar with his work as a producer & DJ. Picked by Spotify as number 1 for their renowned “Fresh Finds” Playlist, his first release ’Notch' went viral and was soon featured by BBC Radio 6. This gained the Bratislava based artist immediate attention by tastemakers like Mary Anne Hobs or Machinedrum.

With his follow up “Words”, FVLCRVM offered a crisp and eloquent take on pop music and provided the viewer with a peak into a mind-blowing version of a gloomy yet dystopian future. Great support from Spotify and Apple Music as well as renowned Magazines like DJ MAG & Sound of Music made clear that FVLCRVM is a name to look out for.

Oscillating between mainstream & underground, between Pop, UK Bass & Future Beats, FVLCRVM is one of the most promising artists to enter the music world in 2019.

SOCIALS:

https://twitter.com/fvlcrvm
https://www.facebook.com/fvlcrvm
https://www.instagram.com/fvlcrvm/
https://fvlcrvm.com/


Neo-classical / Electronic composer Marcus Elkjer releases debut EP.

Marcus Elkjer - Scenes

Single Release Date: 15/02/19

Label: The Bank Music

London based Marcus Elkjer is ready to share his first record as a solo artist.

Inspired by the cold and rough Scandinavian nature as well as the pulse of the city of London, ‘Scenes’ is a captivating debut EP with its moody and cinematic piano compositions, current electronic textures and hints of dark pop.

For the past few years, Marcus Elkjer has lurked in the shadows of other artists working as a songwriter, composer and arranger. He has co-written pop songs heavily in rotation on Danish radio, arranging choir for the critically acclaimed SAVEUS and composed music for TV and film, but his true passion has always been classical music, and now he finally releases his debut EP ‘Scenes’.

‘Scenes’ emphasizes the capabilities of the 28-year-old Danish native and his flair for classical composition and love for electronic music. The EP is build around piano compositions, but also explores electronic production. Marcus explains:

“Scenes” is a sonic journey into my subconscious. An accompaniment of the dreams I have. The songs encapsulate different scenes of a movie that has never been made but only exists in my mind. My hope is to make the listener connect with the sonic journey and possibly become part of it oneself.”

BUY RELEASE HERE: https://www.junodownload.com/artists/Marcus+Elkjer/releases/


Flutebox X Maud’dib Wicked Labour * “Top 100 coolest things on the planet” – Arena Magazine / “Doing to the flute what Jimi Hendrix did to the guitar” – Huey Morgan

Top 100 coolest things on the planet – Arena Magazine

Doing to the flute what Jimi Hendrix did to the guitar” – Huey Morgan

Sheer musical genius – Mixmag

One of the hottest UK live acts” – Songlines Magazine

The best bloody thing I’ve seen in years” …”He is a musical pioneer with his trademark live Fluteboxing (beatboxing through the flute while playing it at the same time)” – Howard Marks

 

Flutebox X Maud’dib

Wicked Labour

ARTIST: Flutebox X Muad'dib / TITLE: Wicked Labour (Taken From The Forthcoming ‘Brutus Stone EP’)  / RELEASE: 04/02/2019

Single Listen:

 

Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee [Asian Dub Foundation, The Prodigy, Nitin, Sawhney, Plan B, Beardyman etc] and Ciarán ‘Muad'dib' O'Fathaigh [Mellissa Belle, Alexandra Burke, Aloe Blacc, Bashy, Speech Debelle etc] are set to release Wicked Labour on 04- 02 -19, the first track from their unique pan-genre EP project, BRUTUS STONE (Info Below) which features LA/London-based artist Brielle aka Aprilfoolchild and UK emcees and brothers Blackk Chronical and Phoenix Da Icefire

 

“So long as the Stone of Brutus is safe, so Long shall London flourish” [1]

Conceptually, the project is inspired by the legend of the Brutus Stone or London Stone which was purported to have been lain by Brutus of Troy as the foundation of the city of Trinovantum, “The New Troy In The West” – or as we know it – London.

This genre-defining collaboration with Muad'dib is legendary flautist Flutebox's first ever studio release, so he really wanted to make sure that the art was right. 'It's about identity.' he says 'More than anything else, I'm from London. This is where I can give directions. I'm not trying to beg some other identity, really.

And London means so much to mixed race people. That's the most honest thing about this. It's London as a 3rd - and perhaps predominant - identity'.

Over the years, writers such as Chaucer, Shakespeare and Alexander Pope have been inspired to add their own elements to the legend of Brutus and the stone. Roy Stephenson, head of archaeological collections at the Museum of London describes the stone as "the Dead centre, the throbbing heart which everything around London revolves". It's an artefact that has survived the great fire, the blitz and has lived through the ever-changing face of the most amazing, diverse city in the world.

Wicked Labour starts of like a late 50s soul jazz record with long, thoughtful chords that quickly unfolds into banging 808s that frame unmistakably UK grime and hip hop flows. The record is journey of changing landscapes that opens up into an epic, orchestral, cinematic panorama for the ride-out, but it never loses a sense of continuity or direction - even though when you consider the music retrospectively, it perhaps should.

Overall, the Brutus Stone is an intriguingly unique project. It moves through soul, jazz, grime, hiphop and trap - an ode to one of the most aspired-to cities on the planet.

Flutebox and Muaddib have known each other for around a decade. After meeting in the summer of '09 as artists performing at Bestival, they have composed, played and toured together, sharing stages with Jamelia, The Fun Loving Criminals, Jamelia and José González to name a few and have become genuinely close friends. 'Flutebox was at my dad's 9 nights,' Muad’dib recalls, not looking up from his mobile. 'That shit means a lot where we're from’.

PRE ORDER LINK:

https://fluteboxxmuaddib.bandcamp.com/track/wicked-labour-2

 

 

Flutebox socials:

https://www.facebook.com/nathanfluteboxlee/

https://www.instagram.com/nathanfluteboxlee/

Muad’dib socials:

https://www.instagram.com/pmuaddib/

Brutus Stone references

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/London_Stone

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/discover/london-stone-seven-strange-myths

https://www.ancient-origins.net/opinion-guest-authors/true-origins-legend-brutus-troy-and-london-stone-005984


Hyde Park Brass Release The 'Powerhouse EP' *As Seen On BBC1 Sports Personality Of The Year / BBC1 Breakfast TV & Worldwide TV Shows *

* AS SEEN CLOSING THIS YEARS SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR SHOW

* CHARTING A NEW COURSE FOR THE MEANING OF BRASS BAND

* AS SEEN ON BBC1 BREAKFAST SHOW AND TV SHOWS ALL OVER THE WORLD DURING THE WORLD CUP COVERAGE PLAYING “ITS COMING HOME” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68e_yLlmmLE

* PLAYING CHAKA KHAN ON SOFAR SOUNDS - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lICQlh1kNFo

HYDE PARK BRASS - POWERHOUSE EP

Release Date: Available Now
Label: Roots

EP TRACKLIST:

Track 1 - Overture
Track 2 - House Rules
Track 3 - Looking Glass
Track 4 - Get Up

VIDEOS:

Lolas Theme

Freed from desire

HPB Montage
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wm2Eh8ktpgo

BBC Sports
https://youtu.be/yX6Tt_y50Oo

Social media links:

www.hydeparkbrass.com

www.facebook.com/hydeparkbrass

www.instagram.com/hydeparkbrass

www.twitter.com/hydeparkbrass

Snapchat: HydeParkBrass

Hyde Park Brass - Powerhouse EP.

After releasing their debut studio album in early 2018, Hyde Park Brass are back with another typically explosive record. Blending elements of their musical development with the experience of playing to thousands at festivals up and down the UK and beyond, the boys are charting a new course for the meaning of ‘brass band’.

Powerhouse presents a bold, fresh take on the sound and atmosphere that a brass ensemble can create. Showcasing the boys’ inimitable charisma and performance at every turn - this record announces Hyde Park Brass to the world as what they are: a true powerhouse.


Julian Mika - 'Know To'

Know To - Julian Mika

Raised in North West London, Julian Mika is the light from the lamp post onto the dark streets of London bringing a new shine to this thriving UK scene.

From exciting melodies, honest lyrics and silky flows Julian encompasses all that you want from a Hip Hop artist in todays climate and all done with a coolness and ease that will keep you gripped to his every move as time unfolds.

Know To is the highly anticipated first solo release from North West London's own Julian Mika.

Julian, previously part of the group Grand Wa Zoo, had already made his mark performing infront of an audiance of 10,000 at MTA Festival, China, alongside Rudimental, Example and Alan Walker. He's also supported Mike Skinner in London and played many festivals including Boom Bap.


THE MOUSE OUTFIT - New Video & Album - UK Hip Hop's Finest !

The Mouse Outfit ft. Berry Blacc, Dubbul O & Ellis Meade - Late Night Doors

 

* “LATE NIGHT DOORS” IS TAKEN FROM THE NEW ALBUM "JAGGED  TOOTH  CROOK" BY THE MOUSE OUTFIT *

* PREVIOUS SUPPORT FROM UKHH, KCRW, BBC 6 MUSIC, HHK, VADIM AND MANY MORE *

THE  MOUSE  OUTFIT
JAGGED  TOOTH  CROOK

ARTIST: The  Mouse  Outfit / ALBUM: Jagged  Tooth  Crook / LABEL: TMO  Records  (DIGITAL  AND  CD)  HHV  (VINYL)
CAT  NO: TMOCD004
FEATURED  VOCALISTS:  IAMDDB. Ellis  Meade,  Dubbul  O,  Berry  Blacc,  Kinkai,  Sparkz,  Fox,
Black  Josh,  Layfullstop,  Dr  Syntax,  Truemendous
PRODUCTION:  Chini,  Metrodome,  Defty,  Deese,  Pitch  92
MIXING: Chini,  Metrodome
MASTERING: Sappo
PHOTOGRAPHY  &  ILLUSTRATION: https://www.instagram.com/stemfourvisual/

PRE ORDER: https://www.hhv.de/shop/en/item/mouse-outfit-the-jagged-tooth-crook-591727


SOCIAL MEDIA:

WEBSITE  -  www.themouseoutfit.com
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/themouseoutfi
TWITTER - https://www.twitter.com/themouseoutfit
INSTAGRAM - https://www.instagram.com/themouseoutfit
SOUNDCLOUD - https://soundcloud.com/themouseoutfit
BANDCAMP - https://themouseoutfit.bandcamp.com
SPOTIFY - https://open.spotify.com/artist/3fZgTHf9UHEA1oLYLEhnk2
ITUNES - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/the-mouse-outfit/409857576

 

With  over  29  musicians,  vocalists  and  producers  involved  in  the  album  (including  Blue  Note’s  Ashley  Henry and  the  Cinematic  Orchestra’s  Sam  Vicary) this  is  their  most  ambitious  project  to  date.  The  lead  single  from  the  album  (I  Wonder  -  feat.  IAMDDB&  Fox)  has  already  clocked  up  over  1  million  views  on  Youtube.  Production  has  been  overseen  by  the  band  founders  Chinin and  Defty with  help  from  synth  wizard  Metrodome (LEVELZ).  Contributions  have  also  come  from  the  band’s  drummer  Deeseand  Pitch  92(High  Focus). This  album  retains  the  trademark  head  nodding  beats  of  the  band’s  previous  releases,  but  on  Jagged  Tooth  Crook,  The  Mouse  Outfit’s  jazz  and  soul influences  are  even  more  evident.  In  truest  form  Chini  and  Defty  have  sought  out  a  new  generation  of  talent  to  collaborate  with...four  tracks  from  last  year’s  breakout  soulstress  IAMDDB  (winner  of  the  breakthrough  act  of  the  year  award  at  Gilles  Peterson  Worldwide  Awards  2018),and  a  roster  of  Manchester’s  most  talked  about  rappers  and  singers,  including  Kinkai,  Berry  Blacc,  Ellis  Meade&  Dubbul  O,  T-Man  and  Layfullstop.  Long  time  collaborators  Fox,  Sparkz,  Dr Syntax&  BlackJoshare  also  present  alongside  Birmingham  based  TrueMendous.

MUSIC  VIDEOS:

So  far  the  band  have  released  9  music  videos  from  the  album,  which  can  be  found  in  this  playlist:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLk8zLnpH5Ke1jWD-Tdt6XuUvcQgz413Jk

More  music  videos  will  be  coming  very  soon.


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BIOG:

Formed  by  Chini  and  Defty  in  South  Manchester,  The  Mouse  Outfit  cut  their  teeth  as  a  live  band  for
a  hop  hop  open  mic  night  called  In  The  Loop.  It  was  at  these  events  that  the  connections  were  formed  to  create  2013’s  debut  album  Escape  Music.  A verified  UK  hip  hop  classic,  this  album  gained  The  Mouse  Outfit  a  reputation  for  nurturing  local  talent  and  bringing  them  to  the  attention  of  a  wider  audience.  Tried  and  tested  on  the  festival  circuit,  and  highly  respected  as  the  UK’s  premiere  live  hip  hop  band,  their  growing  reputation  caught  the  attention  of  the  BBC,  who  have  consistently  promoted  their  music  and  invited  them  to  two  sessions  at  Maida  Valeand  one  at  Salford’s  Media  City  for  Mary  Anne  Hobbes.
Their  second  album  ‘Step  Steadier’  (2015)  cemented  their  stature,  making  the  top  ten  of  ABC  News’  albums  of  the  year whilst  on  their  ‘Remixed’  album  (2016)  they  collaborated  with  internationally  acclaimed  producers,  including  Dub  Phizix,  Tall  Black  Guyand  DJ  Vadim.These  kind  of  accolades  helped  the  band  reach  an  international  audience  which  has  allowed  them  to  tour  in  over  14  countries  across  Europe  and  Asia over  the  last  three  years.


Top Pop / Rock From LEADER

 

LEADER OPEN SKIES

Leader, are a 5 piece pop/rock act from Oxfordshire & Buckingham. They have shared stages with the likes of Wheatus, Turin Brakes, Babybird, The Lambrettas, Scouting For Girls, The Feeling, The Fratellis, Tom Jones, Razorlight, Lonely The Brave and most recently The Hoosiers.

In 2016 the band sold out their first headline show at Oxford’s O2 Academy, in support of their self titled EP.

The band have spent 2017 working on their brand new live show as well as writing and playing some of the best up and coming festivals, like Truck Festival and Common People.

Spring 2018 saw the band tour the UK in support of new single “Golden”With support from the likes of BBC Introducing, sponsors Hobgoblin Beer and with exciting new partnerships emerging, the band are one to watch


Beautiful Folk Music On Chloe Foy's New Video 'Asylum'

 

Chloe Foy’s latest single ‘Asylum’ has continued the success of her debut EP ‘Are We There Yet’ which drew industry acclaim from Steve Lamacq’s BBC Radio 2 and 6 shows, and earned her place at SXSW 2018. ‘Asylum’ was released on all platforms on the 3rd of August and has already amassed 437,000 streams on Spotify.

 

Asylum embodies the hope in our darkest hours, and talks of friendship, loneliness and a search for solace. The video is Asylum’s perfect counterpart, with a simple and heartwarming narrative. Asylum’s video is Chloe’s most emotive video yet and follows Trev who’s authentic way of living juxtaposes the lives of so many.

 

Asylum - in Chloe’s words:


For me, Asylum encompasses a feeling of hope that I started to feel a few years ago after emerging from a dark period of my life. It acknowledges the ebb and flow and difficulty of modern life and the loneliness that can come with that – how you can sometimes feel like a distant observer of a very strange world. But it also acknowledges that we must be forgiving of ourselves, just as our closest friends are.

 

Chloe’s Autumn Tour 2018:

 

25th Oct - Paper Dress Vintage London

Ticket Link

26th Oct - Gulliver’s, NQ Manchester

Ticket Link

1st Nov - The Old Bookshop

 

5th Nov - Oporto Leeds

 

Chloe’s Bio:

 

Chloe Foy writes a brand of melodic, homegrown pop that has been likened to such artists as Laura Marling and Sharon Van Etten. Her songs are imbued with lyrical and textural inflections evocative of much of the music she loves - taking inspiration from classical music as much as wider trends within British and American Indie pop, Chloe’s music comprises of carefully constructed arrangements that delicately compliment her cryptic lyrics.


Having just returned from the US after a string of dates at SXSW Festival, Chloe has the backing of some highly influential industry figures. Her performance at The Driskill garnered support from Bob Boilen and NPR’s late night dispatches. Chloe also featured in Marches addition of The Storm Report in the ‘20 artists on our radar’ segment and will be covered in The Unsigned Guide’s Spotlight blog on the 5th of April.


Chloe has received substantial support from Steve Lamacq on his BBC Radio 2 & 6 shows.

The singles ‘In The Middle Of The Night’ and ‘Flaws’ have featured on a wealth of Spotify official playlists including Lost In The Woods and The Most Beautiful Songs In The World, generating over 2 million plays. ‘Are We There Yet’ has been prominently featured via Hype Machine listed blogs - We Love That, Ear To The Ground, Slow Show, and more.


BAAST RELEASE THE 'UNBOUND E.P.'

"Ready to jet ahead" LINE OF BEST FIT
“ A masterpiece of fusion between Jazz, Electronica, Hip-Hop and Techno, yet, in itself, undefinable“ - INDIE PULSE
“The Video is awesome” - PLASTIC MAGAZINE
“Wow, So unique” - WORDPLAY MAGAZINE
“Really enjoyed this track” - SBTV

ARTIST: BAAST
TITLE: UNBOUND E.P.
LABEL: SCOPE MUSIC
FORMAT: DIGITAL



RED LION VIDEO:

Fresh out of the South-West duo BAAST bring dark alternative pop, mesmeric synthesis and sound design intertwined with spoken word
and soulful vocals. Unafraid to tackle politicised themes of identity, their performance will captivate and challenge the way you’re told to
think. After a year of producing and writing together, they aim to bring a refreshing, brooding sound to the ears of listeners.
Formed by Beth Griffin (Grove) and Josh Petkovic’-Short (Diessa), the pair met in Cheltenham before developing their cohesive sound
through Studio 340, a creative community arts venue. Here, they began their out-of-the-ordinary journey.

Growing up in a limiting, restricted and conforming community, Beth was left feeling disconnected from her surroundings, while Josh
fell disillusioned with society. The years of inability to explore personal identity now fuels their ambition to craft songs that speak a
visceral truth about what it’s like to grow up with that disconnect. The importance of individuality is prominent throughout BAAST’s
performance, and their powerful tales charge through every second of each song.

The magnetising duo are highly anticipated within their local live scene, as both work on their solo projects. Josh releases left-field
electronic music under Diessa and runs label/art collective Gloam Recordings, working with the likes of Brian Eno endorsed artist R.ariel,
as well as Yuki Ame, LTO and Kayla Painter. Beth is also one of five within her hip-hop vocal collective group ‘5 Mics’ (Griz-O, JPDL).
As well as performing at Greenman Settlement Festival, Witcombe Cider Festival and Tadstock, she has supported the likes of Martha
Reeves & The Vandellas, The Hot 8 Brass Band and So Solid Crew.

FACEBOOK <https://www.facebook.com/BAASTUK/>
INSTAGRAM <https://www.instagram.com/b44st/>
TWITTER    https://twitter.com/b44st