LA BASED SINGER AND SONGWRITER QUAZELLE RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘BAD THINGS’ 

‘Bad Things’ was produced by Fayo&Chil and was produced beautifully.Quazelle’s heavy and deep vocals come through with the upbeat instrumental and completely takes you by surprise.
The writing is good and is very clear to understand , with a hip/hop, pop vibe this is definitely a great track to listen too this summer.

With a message to share, maybe from experience maybe not put it is a strong message that addiction can lead to self-destruct so be careful!

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DREAMVACTION ARE A LA BASED INDIE ROCK FOUR PIECE AND WE CHATTED THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘LETTING THE DEAD’ WHICH WAS PRODUCED BY JOHN RAUSCH

What are your names? 
Ray Silva (vocals, guitar), Noah Alexander (drums), Morgan Terrinoni (guitar), Gerry Matthews (bass). 
 

What is the band name?
DreamVacation 

You guys released ‘Letting In The Dead’  can you tell us the meaning behind it? 
Letting In The Dead is about a person holding a seance for the ghost of a dead relationship.  The goal is to make peace with this ghost so that it will rest and allow the person to move on peacefully.
 
 
Can you tell us more about the new EP?
 We definitely write what we are feeling in the moment, so right now it suits us better to release smaller groups of songs more often.  That’s why we chose the 4 song EP, followed recently by a single, with another single and music video due out late June, early July.  We kind of have an ongoing theme with all of our music, a sci-fi love story. Whether the songs are hitting more on love or sci-fi, we leave that up to the listener to make of it what they will.
 
 
How long have you been doing music? 
All of us have been playing for a long time now, and we all started pretty young.  At least high school.  We’ve been playing together for about 6 years.  Most recently and fully realized as Dream Vacation.
 
 
Will you be heading out on tour? 
We are pretty much perpetually on tour.  We do not have a segment of time where we will be out of California right now but that will be coming up soon enough, probably closer to Fall.
 
 
What is it like working with ‘John Rausch’? 
John is great!  Working with John is an educational experiment each time.  He’s worked with metal bands to pop super stars, so when we bring in our latest songs we can expect a fun and original approach that is fitting to each song.  He  listens to us and he works with whatever we bring to the table.  He strives for us all to be on the same page and to connect.  He isn’t afraid to express his ideas, which is really great to have someone outside of the group that can do that.  Our drummer Noah was friends with him first too, so that also helped bring a sense of comfort in not working with a complete stranger.
 
 
Has John given you any advice whilst working with him?
John often pushes us to bring things forward that we would otherwise bury.  We tend to like to hide things under layers of reverb and sound but he’s helped us realize that we are hiding things that people really want to hear. 
 
 
What made you go in to the music industry? 
Only lawyers decide to go into the music industry, ha ha.  With musicians, you start to tinker with something in your room.  Then you find a friend at school who wants to hang out and do the same.  A few years later, you are playing a stage in another country for a living and you’re in the music industry.   It’s all an accident.  Like most of the guys in the band. 
 
 
Do you play instruments, if so which ones?
Ray plays acoustic guitar, pocket piano, and sings.  Gerry plays bass, some keys, and some backing vocals.  Noah plays drums, percussion, and runs a laptop.  And, Morgan plays guitar.
 
 
Who are your influences? 
Our influences are a bit all over the place, but mostly stem from what we grew up on.  Here’s a few from each of us, in no particular order.
 
David Bowie, Phil Collins, Fugazi, The Doors, Serge Gainsbourg, Yo La Tengo, Girls Against Boys, Leonard Cohen, Tool, Jimmy Eat World, Led Zeppelin, Gang Of Four, Miles Davis, The Cure, Radiohead, Pink Floyd, A Tribe Called Quest, Black Sabbath, Ennio Morricone
 
 
Where do you see yourself in 5 years
At the moment, we are setting 6 month goals.  The 5 year goal in the music world is like throwing a dart at a map while riding a kangaroo, blindfolded.   We are really enjoying getting to know our local Los  Angeles scene better and are setting up shows in the southwest United States.  So the current plan is to continue establishing ourselves locally and then continue building outward.
 
 
If you could collaborate with one UK   Artist or band who would it be? 
It would certainly be amazing to collaborate with Gorillaz, or at least their non-virtual members.  They’re exploration of sound and textures is pretty top-notch.  
 
 
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist or band who would it be? 
It would be pretty great to get weird with Modest Mouse.  They’re guitar layering and melody is amazing.  Add the reverbs and delays and lets go down the rabbit hole.
 
 
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform at in UK?
CAMP BESTIVAL!  Getting to play for the kids in that setting would be amazing.  That along with Reading and Leeds.
 
 
 If you could have your music played on a TV Show, which would it be?
We don’t watch that much TV but we do like movies.  It would be amazing to have music in any Wes Anderson film.  
 
 
What do you do in your spare times?
We enjoy mostly outdoor activities.  Surfing, hiking, going to the beach, reading, hanging with family and friends.
 
 
What advice would you give to others in the music industry? 
Keep your head down, your spirits up, and keep going.  Do the work.
 
 
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
The golden rule.  Treat others as you would like to be treated.
 
 
Do you have any social media accounts so readers can see more? 
Website-
Instagram and Twitter
@WeDreamVacation

NORTH WEST TRIO ‘DELPHINA KINGS’ CHAT TO ME ABOUT THEIR LATEST SINGLE ‘HOLDING ME UP’

What are your names? Delphina Kings is brothers Chris and Pete on guitar/vocals and drums respectively, and Andy on bass.

 

How old are you?

Chris and Andy are both 23; Pete is 21.

 

What is the genre? 

Chris: We don’t think too much about genre when we’re writing, but we can’t really pretend it’s anything more interesting than ‘indie-pop’ or ‘alternative pop!’

 

You guys are releasing ‘Holding Me Up’ can you tell us the meaning behind it? 

Andy: It’s about modern relationships – how confusing they can be, but in a good way. I guess you could read the lines about being dizzy as nights out playing a part…

Chris: For me it’s about that first bit in a new relationship where it’s all new and confusing but exciting at the same time. We try not to force our own meaning on people though, I think people can take their own interpretations from it as well.

 

Do you have an album coming soon if so can you tell us more about it?

Chris: We’ve been writing a lot recently, but we think for now E.Ps and singles are the way forward. They tend to have more of an impact because of how quickly they can be put together and released, and also because our collective attention span isn’t enough for albums any more. It’s all about keeping the audience engaged and entertained, and we think little by little is the best way for us to do that at the moment.

 

Are you signed? 

We are currently signed to Playing With Sound.

 

Will you be heading out on your? 

Pete: A tour will hopefully be on the cards in the near future, but we’ve only been a band for a couple of months so for now our main priority is getting a bit of a buzz going around the single.

 

If so where will you be heading? 

Chris: At the moment we’re playing individual shows around Manchester and the north west. But we’re excited to start broadening our horizons really soon.

 

What made you go into the music industry? 

Andy: I don’t think anyone plans to go into the music industry. You kind of stumble into it through a love of music, and that’s what we’ve done. We’ve been playing in bands since we were teenagers, just for our own enjoyment, and this is an extension of that.

 

How long have you been doing music? 

Chris: Music has always been a big part of all of our lives. I started playing classical guitar in year 4 and Andy started around the same time.

Pete: I was about 10 when I started at drums.

Chris: We’ve all been in bands for pretty since we started high school  I formed my first one when I was 12.

Do you play instruments, if so which ones?

Andy: I play bass, a bit of guitar and keyboards.

Chris: I see myself as a guitar player, but I can also play a bit of bass.

Pete: I play drums mainly, but I can also play bass and a bit of guitar.

 

Who are you influences? 

Chris: Individually we all have really varied influences.

Andy: As a band we look up to a lot of contemporary bands like Foals and The 1975.

Pete: Chris and I grew up listening to classic 70s and 80s stuff like David Bowie and Queen, because that’s what our mum was into. Later on we both got really into the Red Hot Chili Peppers…

Andy: We’ve also always listened to Manchester-based stuff: The Smiths, Joy Division, New Order and stuff like that.

Chris: I always get people telling me that we sound like Bloc Party. They were big when we first started playing in bands, but I don’t see the similarity.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? 

Andy: Just sticking at it. Hopefully we will have had some success but we’d just like to be able to carry on playing music.

Chris: We don’t want to jinx it! We’re just concentrating on the present. But we have a lot of faith in the music we’re writing at the moment.

Pete: I’d like to have played at Manchester Apollo by then.

 

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist or band who would it be? 

All: Stormzy!

Chris: Nah, I doubt he’d want to work with us. It’s hard to pick one, there are so many good new UK artists out at the moment.

Andy: Maybe someone like Ellie Roswell from Wolf Alice. Someone with a cool vocal.

 

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist or band who would it be? 

All: Taylor Swift!

Andy: It depends whether you mean in terms of songwriting or performance.

Chris: Yeah, for songwriting someone like Sia would be amazing. She’s written for everyone. But writing and performing with Taylor Swift… Or Carly Rae Jepsen! Both their last albums are so good.

 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform at in UK?

Pete: Reading and Leeds, particularly Leeds because it’s a festival we’ve all been to as fans.

Andy: A stadium like Old Trafford would be a dream come true, but even Manchester’s Apollo would be incredible.

Chris: My favourite venue in Manchester at the moment is the Albert Hall there – it’s really cool inside, like a church. That would be mine.

 

What was the song or band that most influenced you to go in to music?

Andy: For me it was Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, without a doubt. Even though I was a bit late to the party – I wasn’t even born when it was released. But it was the first song I learnt on guitar.

Chris: Mine and Pete’s would probably be By the Way by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. That was the first record I bought with my own pocket money.

Pete: Yeah, that was one of the first songs that really got us excited about music.

 

If you could have your music played on a TV Show, which would it be?

Andy: Geordie Shore. If I heard one of our songs on there, I’d know we’d made it.

 

What do you do in your spare times? 

Andy: I watch a fair amount of football, both on TV and live.

Pete: I love my PS4.

Chris: I go to gigs when I can. I have embarrassingly few interests outside of music!

 

What advice would you give to others in the music industry? 

Andy: Don’t give up when you get your first knock back. It can feel like you’ve wasted your chances, but if you keep trying you’ll always get another chance.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Chris: I met Ian Brown once. When he found out I was in a band he said ‘kid, whatever you do, don’t turn left’. Then he just turned around and walked away. I’m still not sure what he meant, but I’ve never turned left since just in case.

 

Do you have any social media accounts so readers can see more? 

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/delphinakings

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/delphinakings

The handle for both Twitter and Instagram is @delphinakings.

PUTTING TWO PASSIONS IN TO ONE,THE TURNER BROTHERS RELEASE FOOTBALL ANTHEM ‘BUILD US A DREAM’ 

This is a track that gets you out of your seat in a beat. 

The well established vocal come through spectacularly.

It’s a well written track and swarms with professionalism.

The Turner Brothers are hear to ‘BUILD US A DREAM’ but also them with there originality and creativeness that you can hear. 
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DANNY SMART THE SINGER/SONGWRITER WITH A VARIETY OF GENRE’S WHICH INCLUDE COUNTRY,ROCK AND BLUES! GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIM NOW.

 

What  is  your name?

Danny Smart

 

What is your genre of music?

Country/Rock/Blues

 

Give us a little bio about you.

My name is Danny, I’ve been playing guitar since I was around 4/5. I started playing guitar and singer after listening to Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’ at a school assembly. I then decided to start writing after getting into artists such as Jake Bugg, Ed Sheeran, Nina Nesbitt. Released my first and second EPs which made me really develop as an artist and opened my eyes to great music which brought me to where I am now. I play with my band as The Danny Smart Band and we just enjoy playing good music!!!

 

Are you a signed?

No, not my kind of thing at the minute!

 

You are releasing your EP ‘ Be With You’ in July  , whats the meaning behind? (*August)

The tracks on the EP are songs that I have wrote whilst being with my band. Similar to my previous projects, they are tracks about my life at the time. I think writing songs like this is the best way to be honest and express myself through my music. As well as my own experiences, the tracks are inspired by things I see out and about. People are inspiring!

 

Tell us more about some .of the tracks on the EP.

The first track,‘Be With You’ is a track about wanting to stay with someone through the good times and the bad and just sharing things that you love about someone. Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn’t!

And the next track Go Go Go, is a track about Jealousy really. About thinking too much into things and wanting the feeling to go away cos you realise how much of an idiot you’re being!

 

Are you heading out on tour with the EP?

I’m not on an official tour really. Me and the band have plans to take the tracks to different places through busking around the country. Although we are playing some shows more North such a Scarborough, I find a local following is the thing we’re after at the minute!

 

 

If so which cities will you be going?

Some places we’d like to take to is Leeds, Manchester, York, Liverpool. We will see how it goes!

 

What made you go in to music?

As a youngster, my parents signed me up for guitar lesson at school (I hated it!) and then as I mentioned in my bio I learnt how to play Johnny Cash’s song Walk The Line after we all sang it at a school show. I was amazed by the words and the chord changes. So I then heard more Johnny Cash in car journeys with my parents and then decided to learn the full ‘The Legendary Johnny Cash’ 2cd album! It all went on from that.

 

Do you have any festivals you wil be playing this year?

Yes, we played our local Live In Barnsley Festival, although not on the official line up we are playing West Street Live in Sheffield for the Tramlines weekend. We are also playing Staxtonbury Festival in Scarborough. (Which also coincides with my birthday! Bring on the beer!)

 

Do you play any instruments?

Yes I play guitar as my main instrument and can just about knock a tune out on a piano, ukulele and maybe banjo! (You can forget drums)

 

Who are your influences?

Johnny Cash, Muddy Waters, Ed Sheeran, Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix… the list goes on!

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

It could be from anything. I see something when I’m out and about, I talk to a person and they say a lile that Inspires me or a person or event inspires me to put pen to paper!

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

I think progress is essential, hopefully more gigs, better songs, more fans and a wider spectrum of locations.

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

I like to find things out, I think learning something new every day is important! But I like catching up with friends and being down my local!

 

 What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

When Ed Sheeran started to get his popularity in the mainstream and releasing his music, I saw his live video on SBTV of ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You’ and he really inspired me as a solo artist to up my game and I discovered that if Ed can do it, why can’t I? So I decided to start writing and practicing more!

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

I had the pleasure of meeting Passenger after supporting Ed in Doncaster as he was signing his albums at the merch stand. I asked him if he ever had any advice for an upcoming artist and he said something along the lines of ‘take every opportunity you get no matter how s*** it seems, because you just never know!’

Also I have to admit a friends’ dad gave the best advice to me too he said ‘stick with it, and make a f****** fortune out of it!’ that made me chuckle and inspired!

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

Just be yourself and enjoy what you’re doing. And don’t just do what seems to be ‘cool’

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

All I can do is be me, whoever that is – Bob Dylan

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

My guitar, the set list, the words (hopefully), my nerve and the main thing I never forget is to make sure everyone is having a good time!

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Yes!! Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Soundcloud everything is all Danny Smart music (Except insta which is dannysmart_)

REVIEW: FROM SKYLER’S FIRST RELEASE ‘FIRE’ , THE 16 YEAR OLD IS BACK WITH ANOTHER SUMMER ANTHEM  ‘I JUST WANNA DANCE’ 

At just 16 year old Skyler has made her name be heard from the get go from her first original release which feature Snoop Dogg to her latest release ‘I just Wanna Dance’ which will get you in the party mood every time you listen. 

Having a strong pop beat straight away instantly draws you in and does make you ‘WANNA DANCE’.

The professionalism throughout is unstoppable and is so well produced,written and performed! 

Skyler’s vocals also get you attention , the originality and silvery vocals , at just 16 I can not wait to see how she sounds in 10 years time because you will definitely be hearing a lot more of her! 
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REVIEW:GAVIN CHAPPELL-BATES HAS BEEN VERY BUSY WITH HIS MUCH DARKER SINGLE ‘CHURCH OF ROCK N ROLL’ RELEASE DATE; 22ND JULY 2016!

Gavin Chappell-Bates a Singer and songwriter from Cambridgeshire. 

The brand new track starts has a great heavy pop-rock feel to it with guitars and drums bursting through straightaway setting the scene of the song so to say.

It is a much darker track to Gavin’s other tracks which shows his originality ,creativity and that his talents vary in a fantastic way.

It is very upbeat and even though it is heavy you still want to dance and feel the lyrics, this has to be on your playlist!!
Pre-Order it from  Band Canp;

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