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.


(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/>


New Single: ECKOES 'NOBODY ELSE' - Support From Q / Indie Shuffle / Clash / BBC 6 and many more..

An astonishingly talented emerging artistRecord of the Day
A Gifted artist” IndieShuffle
A talent, a songwriter of rich potential Clash Magazine
A gifted new artist’ Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
‘Best track of may 2017’ Q Magazine
Stunning, exciting and, more importantly, meaningful’ Wonderland Magazine
We have no doubt the song will be loved by many’ The Oprah Winfrey Network
‘A voice that makes the hair on the back of your neck stand up’ BBC INTRODUCING

Artist: ECKOES
Title: NOBODY ELSE

 

ECKOES finds love in the life-affirming sentiments of ‘NOBODY ELSE’ released 3rd November 2017

 

"The song? It’s about the one who was worth it all; all the wait, all the heartbreaks, all the darkness. The one who finds you when you didn’t think it would happen, when you’d given up, they breathe new life into you. And they seem to be created just for you, made from a mould of your body - the other half. The love that surprises even this most sceptical girl and opens up a world of such bliss she hadn’t dared to dream it. He is both wonder and certainty.”


About ‘NOBODY ELSE’
Evoking the whirlwind dichotomies of love, ECKOES’ new song ‘Nobody Else’ could well be the finest four musical minutes she’s captured on recording yet. Cushioned in rich ambient synth textures, her tender vocal relates a story of human vulnerability and the validation we find in love. ‘Nobody Else’ charts the journey from heartache to happiness, from the depths of loneliness to affirmation in the arms of the one who helps us find ourselves when we’re certain that we’re lost. It’s ECKOES’ after-midnight ballad, conveying intimacy and expansiveness in the fabric of its hypnotic instrumentation. On ‘Nobody Else’ ECKOES doesn’t just reveal her consistency as an artist, writer and singer, she lays herself bare to her ever-growing audience.

About ECKOES
British musician ECKOES is both a sharp-sighted futurist and a nostalgic sentimentalist. In her music and her listening habits (she’s an avowed fan of both James Blake and Maxwell) she merges cutting-edge textures, intimate sensual sounds, and soulful pop hooks into her sublime and unmistakeable sonic world. A prolific songwriter outside of her solo project, she’s penned tracks for Tara Sutaria (The Disney Channel) and co-written and performed on releases with Danny Darko, Space Jump Salute and Le Visiteur. As a writer and singer ECKOES constantly tests the water, fusing styles she likes with effortless grace. By turns alternative R&B, swelling soul, urban electronica, and ambient, ECKOES’ project finds itself in the hinterlands of pop. Like FKA Twigs, ECKOES isn’t beholden to reliving the past by simply repackaging it. Atop her distinctive sound are her vocals, unique, inimitable. Inside those vocals she pours her feelings and her experiences. ECKOES is one of the most intriguing and emotive new outpourings to emerge from the London circuit and tastemakers’ praise has come in quick from Clash, Wonderland, Indie Shuffle, Afropunk, the MOBO awards and Q. On the airwaves she’s received support from Tom Robinson at BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, and Amazing Radio, setting the stage nicely for the release of her debut EP next year. At the helm of her project she stands, a six foot weaver of hypnotic sounds ever refining her craft. On the one hand familiar, relatable, on the other, a statuesque artist with an aura that’s all her own.

Social media
https://www.facebook.com/iameckoes <https://www.facebook.com/iameckoes>
https://soundcloud.com/iameckoes <https://soundcloud.com/iameckoes>
https://www.instagram.com/iameckoes <https://www.instagram.com/iameckoes>
https://twitter.com/iameckoes <https://twitter.com/iameckoes>
https://www.iameckoes.com <https://www.iameckoes.com/>


(Nu-Soul) Lui Hill drops his stunning new video.

VIEW VIDEO HERE:

 

"Included in new music Friday" - Spotify
"Like Frank Ocean by way of Marvin Gaye..." - Blackbook Media US
"Reminiscent of genre classics, but with an undeniable modernity“ - Music Crowns UK
"LUI HILL is your new obsession“ - Purple Sneakers Australia„
"LUI HILL- The God of neo-soul“- How Deep is Your Love Germany 

LUI HILL

5000 MILES

FILTER MUSIC GROUP
Release: 17 / 11 / 17

LUI HILL is a connecting force. Banging on his drums in a rhythm reminiscent of a determined heart, his vocals take you somewhere along a soulful journey, miles and miles away from where you started. And yet it’s a journey eerily familiar.
Between the worlds of indie, pop and soul to hip hop; LUI HILL creates a space where limitations dissipate. What’s left is music one sinks into totally, while the imagination takes off into a dream like state. The self-produced artist spends much of his time in his secretly located studio, where shadows and light show themselves in the music created. The sexiness of hip hop for indie, and dark electro beats for otherwise light indie-pop all merge and create the universe that is LUI HILL.


5000 Miles is a smooth blend of laid back indie pop with a strong essence of soul- Reminiscent of genre classics, but with an undeniable modernity. Chanting voices hint at ancient laws- requesting their desires with a desperate but hopeful longing. LUI’s voice takes you through a phase one seeks escapism, and finally closure from and leaves his listeners with the distinct feeling that it’s ultimately found in a place far, far away.


(POP/EDM) GLIDESONIC DESIRE (JUST LOVE ME) EDM REMIX

 

 

GLIDESONIC
DESIRE (JUST LOVE ME) EDM REMIX

ARTIST:
GLIDESONIC
  TITLE: DESIRE (JUST LOVE ME) EDM REMIX
  LABEL: GLIDESONIC
  RELEASE: AUGUST 7TH 2017
  GENRE: EDM / ELECTRONIC / POP
PRODUCED BY: STEPHEN WILLIAMS @ CHAPEL STUDIOS

* SECRETIVE DANCE POP DUO GLIDESONIC RELEASE A SHIMMERING SLICE OF
SUMMER ELECTRO POP *

* 4.5 MILLION YOUTUBE VIEWS

* 640K FACEBOOK FANS

Virtual band GlideSonic features anti-hero superstars Glidy (vocals) and Jaz (DJ).

Legend has it the Bristol-born duo first met on a freight shuttle returning from an asteroid mining expedition, spending the long hours in space working together on their first tracks.

Others say they met in a downtown coffee bar on a rainy day in South London, taking advantage of the free Wi-Fi and dreaming of fame.

Whatever the reality, since their first release two years ago, GlideSonic have attracted an international fan base, with millions of video views and an impressive following on social media.

GlideSonic worked with London based producer Stephen Williams (Seal, Britney Spears, Sting) to record their latest single, EDM / pop crossover Desire (just love me).

The video, filmed in Prague by director Paul Dean, features the surreal Glidy and Jaz performing their new track to fans in a Prague club, and the inevitable after-show party.


SOCIAL MEDIA:

https://www.facebook.com/glidesonic
https://www.youtube.com/c/GlidesonicMusic
http://glidesonic.com


VIDEO PREMIERE – BIRDSWORTH ‘TREAT YOU GOOD’ * The brilliant Birdsworth give us a dose of ‘Gravy Bass Northern Soul’

* UBER HIP AND SMOTHERED IN GRAVY BASS, BIRDSWORTH ARE THEIR OWN INDIEFIED NORTHERN SOUL MACHINE *
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ARTIST: BIRDSWORTH

TITLE: TREAT YOU GOOD

LABEL: BIRDSWORTH

GENRE: GRAVY BASS
Pre-order (vinyl with digital download):
https://www.musicglue.com/birdsworth/products/treat-you-good-7-vinyl-plus-digital-download
Digital pre-order:
https://birdsworth.bandcamp.com/album/treat-you-good-oblivious

WEBSITE:
<http://gravybass.com>

MERCH STORE:
<http://musicglue.com/birdsworth>

SOCIAL MEDIA:

<http://facebook.com/thebirdsworth> <http://twitter.com/thebirdsworth> <http://instagram.com/birdsworthgravybass> <http://soundcloud.com/birdsworth> <http://birdsworth.bandcamp.com> <http://youtube.com/user/thebirdsworth>

LIVE:

Live dates:
18/03 - Trinity Bar / Harrow
25/03 - The Couch / Bracknell
13/04 - Sakura / Reading
14/04 - Crown & Treaty / Uxbridge
21/04 - The Cannon / Guildford
28/04 - Dublin Castle / Camden
TICKETS: http://bit.ly/2lPRdBr

BIO/INFO:

Formed from the ashes of a Puerto Rican cult band, Birdsworth began its collective life 18 months ago. Since then they have opened for The Milk, The Rifles, New Street Adventure and host their own club night known as the GRAVY BASS SOCIAL.

All Birdsworth releases are self produced and recorded by the band themselves in a shed.

They also have their own brand of teabags thrown out for free at every gig.

Influences include everything from Funkadelic to Fela Kuti to The Style Council, Bee Gees and Punjabi MC.

To celebrate the vinyl release of "Treat You Good" Birdsworth host and headline their own club night (the GRAVY BASS SOCIAL) at The Dublin Castle in Camden on Friday 28th April. Tickets are £5: http://bit.ly/2lPRdBr


( Pop ) MTV & BBC1 Support For Ex Refugee, Global Pop Star And Head Of Green Kids Charity

 

** Kurdish pop star & head of international charity ‘Green Kids’ fled Iraq as a child refugee and was threatened to be 'hung with a rope of fire' **

 

ARTIST: DASHNI

TITLE: LOVE WINS

RELEASE PERIOD: FEB / MARCH 2017

GENRE: ELECTRONIC / POP

VIDEO LINK NEW SINGLE:

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhxAII20mpY[/embedyt]


WEB:

www.dashnimorad.com

Prominent Iraqi Kurdish humanitarian and pop star, Dashni Morad, responds to President Trump’s travel ban on refugees and migrants in the most beautiful way.
She releases her debut UK single, the uplifting and inspirational ‘Love Wins’, on February 24th. An impassioned plea for support for refugees and migrants around the world, ‘Love Wins’ sends out a message that love can overcome hate, and unity can overcome division, at a time when the world really needs to hear it.

A former refugee and migrant herself, her earliest memories are not of the school playground or summer holidays, but fleeing to the mountains in fear of Saddam Hussein’s brutal chemical attacks. She has seen plenty of war and destruction, and is reminded of those difficult times every day through her work with refugees.
To date, Dashni’s Green Kids charity has donated over 200,000 books to underprivileged schools, established two mini libraries at refugee camps, and has collected significant money and other aid for refugees, across war-torn Iraqi Kurdistan. Having now set up in the UK, Dashni will launch her first UK Green Kids project in January 2017.

Dashni Morad is remarkable for many reasons. Back home in Iraqi Kurdistan, she is an inspirational feminist figure, a prominent humanitarian, and a pop star that makes music with purpose.

Iraqi-Kurdish born, Dashni started out as a TV presenter on a Kurdish satellite channel. She fronted a hit TV show, through which she became a beloved figure to millions of Kurds around the world, and somewhat of a superstar back in her homeland, later leading to a career in music. Her first single, the female-empowerment themed, ‘Open Your Eyes’ ended up being a huge hit across the Middle East and Europe.

Having rocked the establishment and challenged the status quo on issues such as women’s rights, child access to education and environmental protection for over ten years back in her homeland, Dashni is now taking the refugee and migrant fight to the international community.

“Music helped to defeat Apartheid and bring down communism, so Trump really doesn’t stand a chance” (Dashni)

An inimitable force of nature, Dashni remains fiercely driven, and with ‘Love Wins’, hopes to give a voice to the silenced and helpless majority. A symbol of what, despite the odds, women can achieve in the Middle East, Dashni’s story is one that needs to be heard.

Dashni plans to donate proceeds from the single to Green Kids (www.greenkids.org.uk <http://www.greenkids.org.uk> )

 

PRESS LINKS :

BBC1 TV Breakfast:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tljXAsGb1c

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/real-life-stories/kurdish-pop-star-fled-iraq-9653353

http://www.magneticmag.com/2017/03/premiere--interview-kurdish-superstar-dashni-is-a-feminist-and-proud/

http://sommagazine.com/dashni-love-wins-dashni_morad/

http://www.loveispop.com/reviews/songoftheday-dashni-love-wins/

https://www.musiccrowns.org/premieres/premiere-dashni-morad-love-wins/

PRESS / RADIO / MORE INFO CONTACT - rob (at) visionmusic (dot) co.uk

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( INDIE / ROCK ) Fred Perry & Vision Music Promotion present the new video from Swedish Indie-Punks ELDORADIO

https://www.fredperry.com/subculture/article-eldoradio

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“SWEDISH INDIE ROCKERS ELDORADIO HAVE WHIPPED UP AN AGGRESSIVE SOUND THAT’S TIGHT AS IT IS LOUD.  KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR TOUR DATES BECAUSE THIS IS A BAND YOU REALLY DON’T WANT TO MISS”
– THE 405

ELDORADIO
Eldoradio

  ARTIST: ELDORADIO
  TITLE: ELDORADIO
  RELEASE DATE: April 20th
  GENRE: Indiepunk
  LABEL: Comedia
  DISTRIBUTION: Phonofile
  ISRC: SE3DA1601601

LISTEN LINK:
http://bit.ly/1Svut0N

VIDEO
:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsHvzCqQVOk

EMBED:
<https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/251235110%3Fsecret_token%3Ds-jr8EO&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false&amp;visual=true>

** IF YOU WISH TO REVIEW / EMBED  / INTERVIEW PLEASE LET US KNOW PRIOR TO POSTING – rob(at)visionmusic.co.uk

The story of Eldoradio starts in a little town called Trollhattan in 2010. Without any distinct guidelines, they started playing together mostly to occupy themselves and to fill in the grey zones.
Initially "The Libertines" were common ground in terms of musical inspiration, but as the years went by the band developed their own explosive sound which has taken them around both Sweden, Norway and now the UK and beyond.

Spring / Summer 2016 sees the release for Eldoradios "21st Century Explosive Sound" album which was recorded in Svenska Grammofon Studion by György Barocsai( Bob Hund, Tyred Eyes)
And Kalle Gustavsson Jerneholm (The Soundtrack Of Our Lives, Håkan Hellström, The Hives)

The album consists of 10 tracks that will definitely kick the withering Indiepunk scene back to life again. Three singles from the album have been released, and all have been played on Swedish national radio, with two on rotation.

”Explosive, hungry, captivating and catchy. It's perfect, better than we could ever dreamed of. In all it's glory we give you "21st Century Explosive Sound". You probably won't hear a better debut album all year.” - Eldoradio

”I found strands of grey hair and gained 5kg during the recording process! ”- György Barocsai, producer.


SOCIAL MEDIA:

FACEBOOK <https://www.facebook.com/Eldoradio1/?fref=ts>
INSTAGRAM <https://www.instagram.com/eldoradioband/>