Angus and Julia, born and raised on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, grew up around musical talent, their parents, who taught them music at home, used to have their own folk band.
South-Londoner Alexander Wolfe is set to release his new single ‘Fixed For Today’ October 14th following 3 critically acclaimed albums ‘Morning Brings A Flood’, ‘Skeletons’ and ‘From The Shallows’. Could the single be a hint to a fourth album to be released in 2017?
With clear folk and americana influences the horn section adds a sense of confidence and uniqueness to Wolfe’s track. The simple but catchy tune sets Wolfe up perfectly for a 2017 album release.
Listen to ‘Fixed For Today’:
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After high expectations and excitement for Beyonce’s innovative and empowering album Lemonade, all about the ups and downs of a relationship, focusing on the key factors of infidelity to forgiveness, the video for ‘Sorry’ has been released.
Beyonce perfectly embodies her Sasha Fierce persona, with her fiery lyrics focusing purely on putting “middle fingers up” and featuring the song in the chapter of apathy. This simply represents the strength that she has, showing her new found indifference to Jay-Z after his alleged affairs. The beauty that she captures in the footage builds on celebrating the power of women, by only having women feature in the video, and using the intimacy of her African roots, using images of ethnic tribal makeup and patterns. Actions of worship are present, elevating both herself and women overall, once more emphasising her origins and leaving viewers thirsty for Lemonade.
The punchy drum beat makes this song unapologetic and her cutting and knowing smile at 4:30 proves she is ready to say “boy, bye”.
Being filmed in black and white focuses on the simplicity of her decision and the courage it takes for one to make it through this experience. Beyonce herself said she wanted Serena Williams in the video as she felt the “personification of strength” she puts forward was perfect for this song.
With ‘Sorry’ being the first stand-alone video taken from her hour long visual album, it is clear Beyonce is able to show her fans how to successfully get given lemons and make lemonade.
‘Resplendent, bold and ambitious. It’s her daringness to experiment – and those ethereal, oscillating vocals – that sets Daisy and The Dark apart’ – Chart Shaker
Cinematic in atmosphere and brimming with carnivalesque creativity, Circus is the brand new exciting EP from experimental pop artist Daisy and The Dark (aka Sarah Kayte Foster).
Previously a member of classical chart-topping band the Mediaeval Baebes for five years, Sarah left the band in 2014, after charting at No. 8 in the UK Classical Charts with the double album ‘Of Kings and Angels’.
She has since poured her musical talent into a solo career as Daisy, performing theatrical shows at Secret Garden Party and the Royal Albert Hall, and releasing her 2015 debut EP ‘Red Planet’ as a new interactive app which IBM called ‘the best collaboration between music and technology I’ve seen in a long time.’ The record went on to receive a whole host of online coverage, garnering praise from the likes of SupaJam, Chart Shaker and Noizze.
Her new EP ‘Circus’ is set for release July 8th.
Stream lead single ‘Circus’ here:
A vibrant video directed by BAFTA award winning Shreepali Patel accompanies lead single and title track ‘Circus’, with cinematography coming courtesy of award-winner Nicola Daley – making it one of the few music videos to have an all female team at the helm.
Sarah’s creative energy extends beyond music and she has worked extensively as a professional actress, as well as creating artwork, videos, costume and performance art all inspired, like her songs, by her great love of cinema and magic.
Her ethereal and other-worldly style is sure to appeal to fans of artists like Kate Bush, Bjork, FKA Twigs, Bat for Lashes and David Bowie.
Circus EP will be released on July 8th via Foster’s own label, Red Planet Records, and she will play a special free show at Miranda, Ace Hotel London on July 8th to mark the release. For limited free guest list contact email@example.com.
Hailing from Norway, fresh pop singer Line Mari releases this rock-infused pop song set to appear on her upcoming album.
Featuring some gorgeous vocals and crisp production, ‘Crush’ was recorded with the help of producer Rob Cass who has worked with the likes of Robbie Williams, Will Young and Paloma Faith.
Stream the song here:
Having played guitar and piano since the age of 10, Line has long had a passion for music, her mother often telling her she could feel her dancing in the womb. She started writing her own songs and performing to people as a late teenager, although she was very shy at first. However, this shyness also helped to fuel her songwriting, making her lyrics more personal and introspective.
Releasing her debut EP Fly High Fly Low in 2014, Line has already gained some recognition in Norway, her EP receiving acclaim from critics including a top score of 6 from Utropia. Her single ‘Why do I Cry’ was even played on national radio.
“Line Mari’s voice is just indescribably amazing’ – Elza Böröndy, Utropia
A highly versatile musician, Line not only sings and writes her own music, she also plays a number of instruments include guitar, piano and harmonica (she is currently also learning to play the fiddle). She has a keen interest in vintage music and vintage guitars and owns several custom made guitars and her own custom-made pedal-board.
Line was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northerly inhabited places in the world. As a child, she grew up regularly witnessing the beauty of the Northern Lights, as well as once having a close encounter with a polar bear whilst at Kindergarten.
Having already played a gig in Bedford and recorded in London, the singer is now looking to spread word of her talents to the UK.
‘This band has undeniable chemistry!’ – IndieBerlin
Norwegian indie band KMF (Kakkmaddafakka) spearhead their own unique effervescent sound on this summery single ‘Young You’.
The song is a feelgood blend of groovy bass, bouncy pianos and breezy reverb-soaked vocals. You can feel the warm rays of the sun on your face whilst listening to it.
Listen to the single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N50ugwIegBk
The band hail from the beautiful city of Bergen, where they have grown from a small local group to an internationally recognised act. Their Facebook band page currently has over 150, 000 likes.
Having toured all over the world, KMF regularly play to 5000 fans at their own club shows across the continent and have appeared at and headlined stages at renowned festivals such as Melt! Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Arenal Sound in Spain and Hurricane Festival. With support constantly coming their way, they seem destined to continue onwards and upwards and are not likely to stop until their out the stratosphere.
The group proclaim themselves to be ‘sauna extremists’, having gone so far as to perform naked in a sauna once on Norwegian national news!
Amongst sauna-extremism, the band’s other hobbies include football, gaming and Djing (two of the members Axel and Pål run a popular club concept ‘Klubben’ and a hip hop night in Bergen – proof of a band with eclectic musical tastes).
On May 31st the band will be playing an exclusive UK show at the prestige O2 Academy Islington.
‘Young You’ is out May 13th and is set to appear on the group’s upcoming self-titled album KMF set for release June 3rd.
‘Kakkmaddafakka can get the muddy dance floors of the European festival circuit pumping – but they can prop you up against a tree to lounge in the midsummer sun, too.’