We Are Leif Are Ready To Expand Beyond Jazz Borders With New Album

* BIG SUPPORT ALREADY FROM JAZZ FM, BUT WITH THEIR MIX OF NEO SOUL AND TRIP HOP ‘WE ARE LEIF’ ARE READY TO EXPAND BEYOND JAZZ BORDERS *

WE ARE LEIF
BREATHE

ARTIST:We Are Leif
TITLE: Breathe
LABEL: Self Release
FORMAT: Digital / CD
DISTRIBUTION: CD Baby
RELEASE PERIOD: Sept 9th

LISTEN ALBUM:

http://bit.ly/weareleifbreathewav


VIDEO LIVE SESSION:


Led by the songwriting team of vocalist Louise Victoria and drummer, Mark Whitlam, We Are Leif deftly span the balance of jazz sensibilities with the groove and sound more associated with down-tempo genres like Neo-Soul and R'n'B. Louise's voice sits comfortably alongside the company of Gretchen Parlato and Becca Stevens. Musically there are nods in the direction of Erykah Badu and Jill Scott whilst retaining a classic Bristol sound, steeped in the history of bands like Portishead, Massive Attack and Lamb.

A chance meeting of vocalist Louise Victoria and drummer Mark Whitlam at a gig led to a conversation about the frustration of wanting to stretch out musically in a different direction. This direction was looking towards New York's contemporary, groove-based, jazz-infused musical scene, whilst not forgetting the UK influences.

From there, Louise and Mark began writing together and assembled the band with one of Mark's long-time collaborators, Dale Hambridge on keyboards and piano, completed by Chris Jones who recently moved to Bristol and has made waves on the local scene with his bass playing.

All four band-mates are established jazz musicians, so improvisations taking flight within a song are never far away. Between them, they span a wide musical landscape, having worked with the likes of ECM artists Andy Sheppard and Iain Ballamy, Joss Stone, Beverley Knight, Jason Rebello, Ruarri Jones, Clare Teal and Type Sun.

The debut album ‘Breathe’ is due in September, and to launch this We Are Leif will be playing at the Pizza Express Live night in London on Sunday 9th September. This is an exclusive, one night only, performance.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

http://bit.ly/weareleifspotify
facebook.com/weareleif
twitter.com/weareleif_band
instagram.com/weareleif_band
wwww.weareleif.com
https://weareleif.bandcamp.com


Social Room-Brightstar EP (Produced by Dave Stewart - Eurythmics) - “One of the north east UK's best under the radar groups." - NARC MAGAZINE

“There are very few new "rock stars" that appear on my Radar but the second I saw Matty Smith perform with the band I knew he was destined to join those noble ranks.” - DAVE STEWART (THE EURYTHMICS)

“One of the north east’s best under the radar groups."
- NARC MAGAZINE

“Arena-worthy anthems." - THE BRIGHTON MAGAZINE

“Exuded confidence and swagger, they are one to watch out for indeed."
- NATIONAL ROCK REVIEW

"What can only be described as an exhilarating and thunderous set from Wearside’s promising sextet." - THE NORTHERN ECHO

ARTIST: SOCIAL ROOM
TITLE: BRIGHTSTAR E.P.
LABEL: DAVE STEWART ENTERTAINMENT
FORMAT: DIGITAL
WEB: http://socialroomband.com/onepage.html

RELEASE DATE: OUT NOW

SPOTIFY:

https://open.spotify.com/album/0AJWEdoUEwD0a4VxSYh1Dw

 

SOCIAL MEDIA:
www.facebook.com/socialroomband
www.instagram.com/socialroomband
www.twitter.com/socialroomband
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcLALIbQ1AzDZRnkLlVSJog/videos
https://open.spotify.com/artist/56G0rhDmmSnPc60BSUx6Ri

BAND MEMBERS:
Matthew Smith
Alex Gunn
Christopher Lennord
Adam Pots
Simon Bewick

Social Room are a 6-piece band from Sunderland influenced by many of the most established Brit-pop & New Wave groups of the 90's.

Social Room bring back much of that classic sound and more with the added flavour of modern indie groups. They boast undeniably pleasing vocals, catchy lyrics and riffs; and the dynamics of their sound is un-thwarted with the inclusion of synths.

The group has been establishing themselves over the past year and a half (in particular) around the North East with some great festival gigs, most recently under The Farm & Happy Mondays to a crowd of around 3000, many saying Social Room were the buzz of the day.

Social Room remain an unsigned group but have accomplished a lot without teams of marketing experts to carry them, from the feedback they've received this could be a band to be picked up very soon and played to the many over the airwaves.

Social Room’s new E.P. ‘BRIGHTSTAR’ will be released in September and contains both the first single ‘Lets Talk’ and new single ‘Bright Star’ which will also be released in September.


** TSHA CREATES GORGEOUS ELECTRONICA INFLUENCED BY ACTS LIKE BONOBO, FOUR TET, AND FLOATING POINTS **




** TSHA CREATES GORGEOUS ELECTRONICA INFLUENCED BY ACTS LIKE BONOBO,

FOUR TET, AND FLOATING POINTS **

ARTIST: TSHA / TITLE: Dawn E.P. / LABEL: Self Release / FORMAT: Digital / DISTRIBUTION: Awal
RELEASE PERIOD: AUGUST 2018

LISTEN / BUY:

http://open.spotify.com/artist/2kLa7JZu4Ijdz1Gle2khZh


TSHA

TSHA is a producer / DJ from London who began producing after seeing Bonobo live in Berlin. You can certainly hear the influences in her music but so much more. TSHA is an accomplished DJ / Producer, her productions sounding rich and intricate, and her DJ work taking her to Wembley Stadium, Reading & Leeds Festivals.

DAWN E.P.

The Dawn E.P. is the first full release from TSHA, and its bursting with House tinged Electronica, World music influences, and well produced music with character and soul.

The Lead single ‘Badadaba’ has a wonderful restrained euphoria about it with rich organic sounds, tribal undertones and soulful vocals.

‘Can You Hear Me’ has feel good summer vibes, groove infused bass lines and warm synths

‘Move On’ Is afterparty listening with hazy melodies and angelic vocals.

ARTIST PAGE:

http://open.spotify.com/artist/2kLa7JZu4Ijdz1Gle2khZh

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Instagram- @tshamusic <https://www.instagram.com/tshamusic/>
Twitter- @tsha909 <https://twitter.com/tsha909?lang=en>


PRODUCED BY DAMON ALBARN THE NEW TRACK ‘TELEPHONE CALL’ BY THE ARTIST ‘REMI’ DELIVERS HIP HOP IN A DARK FUTURE DISCO *

** PRODUCED BY DAMON ALBARN THE NEW TRACK ‘TELEPHONE CALL’ BY THE ARTIST ‘REMI’ DELIVERS HIP HOP IN A DARK FUTURE DISCO *


Artist: REMI
Title: TELEPHONE CALL
Label: SELF RELEASE
Format: DIGITAL





SOCIAL MEDIA:

Twitter : https://twitter.com/a9polo
IG: https://www.instagram.com/a9polo/
Website : https://lastvirtue.bandcamp.com/
Youtube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDFLvj471Ou5JK4nX5teDfA

ITUNES:https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/telephone-call-single/1384572574

SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/track/296nwP7uiWPFcUGZdwLsBa


REMI INFO / INTERVIEW – C/O LOUIS JANI (BASIS MAGAZINE)

I first discovered Remi, the musical alias of an old school acquaintance, through shared spheres of influence on Twitter, and upon watching the visuals for his latest collaborative efforts with the Peoples team, I wished to learn about the approach to contemporary hip hop in a post-internet London.

Meeting on Oxford Street, we walk and talk as we make our way round the clothing stores around Soho. We discuss a lot: musical style versus musical wave, fashion tastes versus clothing trends. This is the crux of Remi’s philosophy - disenfranchisement. ‘That’s globalism, everything is accessible by everyone’, he says as we pass by stores that, give or take five years ago, would be free from backpacking culture vultures. It seems a cliched observation, but when authenticity can be bought so freely as a costume, you have to look for other ways to represent yourself than a post code or a clothing company.

It is interesting to note then, that before our meeting, I knew Remi most recently by the screen name Stephen Loco. This could be mistaken for the same fickleness that he resents in the music industry, aesthetic waves that are more style than substance. However, his focus is wildly different from so-called internet rappers. With chopped and screwed production dating back a few years, and forays into the rap scene from 2014 onwards, Remi has been honing his art, and to a point. ‘I spend a lot of time thinking about what kind of fans I want,’ he says when asked about his approach, and he is wary of chasing a wave or building on an existing movement with weak credentials. The London-based collective that he is working with others to build, Peoples, is as elusive as it is intriguing. This is not a hype-building venture. On their endeavours, he states he is ‘under so much stress, all the time,’ with a self-enforced goal for an independent launch in the very near future.

Taking inspiration from many a place, the multi-instrumentalist is a critic in his own right. Remi grimaces at a Supreme hoodie emblazoned with a Skepta graphic. ‘As a grown man, I could never wear another man on me,’ he says laughingly, but to him this is another example of the surface-level appreciation for musical culture. ‘When Azealia Banks said what she did about British hip hop people got offended, but was she wrong?’ he argues that the UK does not have a true legacy when it comes to hip hop: the titans of grime can rap, but if our best offering is Skepta and Stormzy are we being left in the dust once their wave ends? In relation to a conversation between us about the long-awaited and (arguably) conceptually scarce Konnichiwa, I questioned perhaps the role of the album in an age where the distinction between the paid mixtape and short album has been both blurred and exploited equally by the current generation of rappers. He shows me his phone’s music player, a trove of unreleased loosies and incomplete albums.

Peoples’ plan is strategic, each single to date a progression on the last and always moving their sound forward. Guitar licks blend with heavy bass kicks, with tongue-in-cheek hooks and poetic delivery. On Closed Circuit, the first single with visuals from A House On The Rise, he raps over a discordant soundscape with aggressive but reserved intent. Lyricism is always at the forefront, but for Remi and company, songwriting is key. With an extensive knowledge base when it comes to emerging sounds in urban music, he sees this as holding back even the work of his personal greats, such as SpaceGhostPurrp’s Raider Klan whose sound was popularised and developed by the likes of A$AP Rocky, Bones, and a torrent of similar cloud rap artists. If you can deliver a verse, but not a hook, he argues that your sound will remain incomplete. Now, with their own dedicated studio and access to all their equipment needs, they need only perfect and assemble the pieces they already have.

Originating from the now defunct outfit Purple Zebra, he tells me how he has a lot of catching up to do to get to the other members of Peoples’ levels. He thinks they all have catching up to do. Purple Zebra, featuring several artists including Peoples’ own SWIM, was only a fledgling act but enjoyed some success with live shows alongside the likes of Bev LDN at London venue 229. At times overly critical, it is however positive rather than pessimistic to see such an analytical approach to the art. Remi reflects on a show he opened for recently. ‘It went well… but with what I’ve learned now, I could do better.’ The slow resolve of Peoples and their associated artists seems only to prove the fable correct - this is far from the struggle rap filling up Soundcloud.

When asked about the visuals currently released on Peoples’ YouTube, he explains that himself and his frequent collaborators are extremely particular about many aspects. Lighting, for example, is carefully planned ahead of time, with filters applied to all the bulbs in their studio for the filming of Rose Royce, or fellow member Sans’ insistence on the glow of orange streetlights for 1up. Other times, things seem to fall into place. From riding round the streets of London at night until finding themselves stopping next to a certain poster, or meticulously planning a documentary for a future gallery booking, Peoples embrace fate and design in equal measure. Remi’s ambitions extend past music and into other mediums for his art - invading the home with eye-catching posters, or the wardrobe with quality garments. Music, he says, is not his end point: ‘I don’t want to still be rapping in two years’. There is a promising gap in a packed London for a talent house that scouts the best in people, detached from flawed ideas of realness, and Peoples may be just that group.

Peoples, by name alone, has representation and mentality at their core. The appeal comes not from making a trend, but from an all-encompassing way of thinking. Realness isn’t part of the equation as far as Remi is concerned. He spends a lot of time thinking about what sort of fanbase he would want, and has decided he wants a following for perspective. On both an aural and visual level, Peoples is bringing this perspective with them, but their hindsight tells them the wake is as important as the wave. Peoples is a house on the rise, with a foundation in sight, but the house has to be built first. For now, we will have to wait.  (Louis Jani)


ED IS DEAD Releases Reworking Of His Classic Album

ED IS DEAD "#YL48H REWORKED"
AVAILABLE AUG 2018


Your Last 48 hours Reworked, the full reinterpretation of Ed is Dead’s second album will be available in all digital platforms June 29.

#YL48H Reworked is the individual picture given by several different authors about the topic that gives name to this conceptual record. What would you do if you had only 48 hours left to live?

O mer, Piek, Skygaze, Dub Elements, North State, EdOne, Clara Brea, BSN posse, Vlack Motor and Ed is Dead himself have been the creators of a completely new album based on Ed is Dead #YL48H, deconstructing every track to generate a new musical speech.

Ed is Dead claims "The difficult part was to get rid of all the heritage and habit of creating the orginal track, and try to take the story to a completely different place, a delicate and emotional one. This album is basically about that, about introducing different musical points of view of the same story.”

#YL48H Reworked begins with “Rob a Bank”, from the hand of Ed is Dead. The very first seconds of the track provoke the expectation to which we are used to coming from him, achieved by sounds able to sink anyone’s heart, only to then resolve into a fantastic and way more intimate and intense reinterpretation, where the sounds shape an immersive atmosphere.

Skygaze is the musical project of Jaime Tellado, responsable for the remake of “Kidnap a Politician”. This is maybe one of the most contrasting versions of the album. Unclassifiable, with a flawless production saddled between IDM and breaks, a bass line dominating the whole track and one of the most organic drum grooves of the record. An extraordinay twist for a instrumental track full of message.

On the original “Have a Fight” theme, Ed is Dead counted on the presence and voice of Laia Vehí, member of North State band together with her brother Pau Vehí. She has also performed as a singer in this reinterpretation. Between the two they get this “fight” to stand amid future garage and present electronic pop.

Piek, winner of the best national electronic music album of 2017 by Dj Mag, has been the one in charge of providing a cinematic atmosphere to “Make Someone Happy”, transforming it into a delicate track with an epic finale.

The version of “Spend Sometime With You” has come from the hand of Clara Brea, who has contributed with her personal sound towards giving the song an ambient and experimental touch, making it even more special if possible.

O mer is one of the highlights of the album. The Tel Aviv producer settled in Brooklyn has become one of the most promising artists of the international electronic music scene. In his particular vision of “Get Drunk”, he transforms the track into a journey where the voice of Nikki García leads a constant in crescendo and where O mer exhibits his outstanding musical production ways. A true gem of the album!

The new version of “Heroin”, aimed at the techno dance floor, comes from the hand of EdOne. Music enthusiast from an early age, he counts on the support of artists of the size of Maceo Plex, John Digweed, Dixon, Luca Bacchetti or Nicole Moudaber, among others.

Vlack Motor gives the Glitch Hop touch to this new version of “Jump Out of An Airplane”. A new aka for the Madrid based producer and old acquaintance of Ed is Dead, with whom he shared training in the first years of Baselab, and who later led the DREMEN production.

BSN Posse is the result of the union of Sergio Ruiz (Stay Puft) and Enrique Gervilla (Broken Lip), members of the drum’n’bass Memory Call colective. This duo mix in their music styles like hip hop, soul and funk, and they express it through footwork. They have been the authors of the new version of “Drive Fast”, where they take the strong african rhythm original nature to the next level, taking over the track and transforming it into a demonstration of power from the creators of Iberian Juke.

The Sevillian duo Dub Elements have given a twist to the las track of #YL48H, “Family Dance”, contributing with their authentic Drum n Bass sound, and combining amazing bass lines with compulsive and addictive beats. A totally UK flavor to complete an album that, as the original, intends to be an example of the current electronic music trends.

From its launch in November 2017, #YL48H has exceeded 1.5 million plays on Spotify, it has been listed as the best national electronic music album of 2017 by MondoSonoro, it has entered the Top10 of best electronic music albums by Dj Mag and it has won the MIN Prize to the Best Electronic Music Recording; therefore, we have absolutely no doubt that this reinterpretation will give a lot to talk about in the coming months.

1- Rob a Bank feat. Alice Wonder (Ed is Dead Rework)
2- Kidnap a Politician (Skygaze Rework)
3- Have a Fight  (North State Rework)
4- Make Someone Happy feat. Mani Obeya (Piek Rework)
5- Spend Sometime With You feat. Lucia Scansetti (Clara Brea Rework)
6- Get Drunk feat. Nikki Garcia (O mer Rework)
7- Heroin (EdOne Rework)
8- Jump Out Of An Airplane (Vlack Motor Rework)
9- Drive Fast (BSN Posse Rework)
10- Family Dance feat. Odille Lima (Dub Elements Rework)

NEXT DATES
14/06/2017
Festivaleando con Brugal, Málaga
12/07/2018 BBK Live, Bilbao - TICKETS <https://www.bilbaobbklive.com/es/>
30/08/2018 Experience, Valladolid
24/11/2018 La Música en Tus Ojos en el Museo del Prado, Madrid

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** NOMINATED BY NASA FOR THE CINESPACE BEST SHORT FILM, JUNKERRY COLLABORATES WITH VISUAL ARTIST PATRICK MORGAN TO TELL THE FASCINATING REAL LIFE STORY   OF THE PART MONKEY’S PLAYED IN THE SPACE RACE **

ARTIST: Junkerry
TITLE: Miss Bakers Ride
LABEL: Self Release
FORMAT: Digital



SOCIAL MEDIA:

http://www.junkerry.com


Junkerry
is taking a different path to many musicians, she collaborates with visual artists and tech companies to create contemporary music based art projects.

The Junkerry ethos is to merge artistic disciplines and genres, to experiment boldly so each project stretches the imagination and process of everyone involved.

Junkerry is currently one of only a handful of artists who performs live using voice, electric guitar and live computers with tailored Max msp patches and Ableton Live. A counter culture artist with a growing cult following. Junkerry, composes, writes and produces everything at her simple converted monastery studio in the South of France.

Born in Paris, she lived in India for 8 years studying Indian Classical singing - this influence allows her to sing in English, French, and Hindi. Since returning to Europe Junkerry has been creating genre bending projects. Collaborations have included Royal Collage Of Art, Google Tilt, Room One VR and IRCAM, and in 2016 she created the world's first art-inspired 360 virtual reality music video with London illustrator Patrick Morgan. Her latest music/film project ‘Miss Baker’s Ride’ was nominated at Los Angeles Film Festival, and for NASA Cine Space 2017 Best Short Film, the only music video ever nominated!

The Story Of “Miss Baker’s Ride”:
After a decade of losing monkeys and falling behind USSR in the race for space. Miss Baker, a small squirrel monkey and Abel a rhesus monkey, were launched into space in 1959, they became the first primates to return alive! Paving the way for President Kennedy to push for future space exploration, - sadly Abel died 4 days later. Miss Baker lived as a heroine until the ripe old age of 27 becoming not only the first monkey to return from space but also the oldest living squirrel monkey on record.

The film is a contemporary graphic novel - using Japanese calligraphy as its inspiration along with current VR film techniques. Its combined with original footage from NASA's achieve, so we get to see the super cute little Miss Baker…J


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


** If you would like to review the album, interview the artist, or premiere a track please let us know asap..
vision@visionmusic.co.uk

 

Listen to single ‘Castle Rock’ –

SOCIAL MEDIA:

Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2HL6LU8
Website: http://boxworkmusic.com/
Soundcloud:
 https://soundcloud.com/boxworkmusiclabel
https://soundcloud.com/boxworkmusic
Instagram: @boxworkmusic

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.