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.
After being playlisted on The Times’ Essential Tracks of 2015, Apachelux return with dancefloor anthem ‘Waiting For The Red Light’. The Essex duo, consisting of Jay Wigmore and Louisa Strachan, take influence from a range of musical talents such as Royal Blood and Girls Aloud, forming the genre-straddling sound of Apachelux.
Their debut single ‘This Time’ gained them airplay across 30 radio stations, leading to receiving support from The Times with their second single ‘Only When You’re Lonely’ as one of their Essential Tracks of 2015.
‘Waiting For The Red Light’ is set to release 7th April but in the meantime you can listen to their past tracks below.
From creating the theme tune to the Channel 5 series ‘A Different Life’ to selling 2000 unsigned albums with his original band Geist, McDevitt isn’t a complete stranger to the music industry. Now the Christmas sing-along ‘Father Christmas’, due to be released 25th November, blends influences from The Smiths and Dexys Midnight Runners amongst others, to form an easy listen seasonal single.
This Christmas sing-along avoids the common approaches to the genre. Thoughtful lyrics by co-writer Dominic Hudson paint Father Christmas as a figure missing from Christmas, whilst allowing the listener to interpret it as to how or why; these combine with an infectious melody to make a Christmas single that stands out from the crowd!
Norwegian pop sensation Line Mari is set to release her debut album ‘21 Days’ on Friday 16th December.
The album is a refreshing break from the usual pop music culture. As a whole, Line Mari’s powerful collection of harmonies delivers a unique electro-pop sound, with a rock infused edged. One particular highlight is Line Mari’s most recent single ‘Haters’ which sees Line Mari laying her gorgeously wispy vocals over brooding pianos before erupting into a soaring chorus to a backdrop of tropical-tinged synths.
Line Mari was born in Tromsø, also living for some time in Svalbard, one of the most Northernly 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. Line Mari dreamt of being a musician from birth, dancing in the womb as her mother explains. Although shy at first, by the time she was in her teens Line Mari was writing her own songs and performing. Her shyness has fuelled her songwriter, making her lyrics more personal, emotive and introspective.
Stream ‘21 Days’ here now:
Swedish indie-rock duo Pale Honey have released a super-cool new video for their track, ‘Real Thing’, inspired by new cult series Stranger Things on Netflix.
It can make a huge difference when a track has an awesome video and Pale Honey have certainly achieved this combining pop culture with their guitar driven sound.
With a killer opening riff and some beautifully haunting vocals from the girls, ‘Real Thing’ is a stormer of a track. I’d keep an eye on these two if I were you.
Hailing from the valleys of Wales, the talented singer-songwriter, Chey, is here with her storming debut single ‘Dirty Love’.
The track is a seductive, sultry piece of indie-pop combining heartfelt lyricism and enticing melodies, reminiscent of a lot of 90s alternative pop music.
Diversifying the music industry and creating an amalgamation of styles and genres, Chey certainly does not take a shy approach. “Dirty Love was written in the heat of the moment; having feelings about someone else can sometimes be the trigger you need to move on from the relationship you’re in. I recorded the vocals the same day it was written, to reflect the emotion I was feeling at that time, I wanted the single to be raw and edgy and convey as much passion as possible.”
Dirty Love adopts a unique view upon a love affair where the woman is in complete control of what happens. Speaking on the track Chey says “I wanted this song to emphasise the power of a woman and how she uses her sexuality to get what she wants.” Having had previous support from Chris Needs MBE (BBC Wales), Chey hopes her new single will captivate audiences with its alluring and distinct sound.
‘Dirty Love’ is set for release in January 2017.
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