BRINGING ROCK N ROLL BACK TO THE 21ST CENTURY,CADO IS AN IRISH SINGER AND SONGWRITER AND HERE WITH LATEST EP RELEASE ‘TAKE ME BACK’

What is your name? Cado

What is your genre of music?

Rock and Roll

 Give us a little bio about you.

Born in raised in Kildare, Ireland. Got my hands on a Beatles record when I was 10 and a guitar when I was 11. In my teens, I played in a lot of bands among other things and had a great time. I toured the UK and Ireland with a great band called The Shades in 2014 and 2015. Now I’m making records on my own. Check me out.
 What made you go in to music?

Hearing the Beatles for the first time

Are you a signed?

I fucking wish.

 Your brand EP is out now ‘Take Me Back’ , what can you tell us about it? 

Just listen to it.

 What can you tell us about each track if you describe each on in three words? 

See above 🙂

Will you be heading out on tour with the EP?
Im rehearsing a backing band at the moment and will have some gigs lined up in the near future

 Do you have any festivals planned?

Not yet 
 Do you play any instruments?

I played everything you hear on the record
Who are your influences?

Listen to the record and see if you can figure it out

 How do you get inspiration to write songs?

I just sit down and write, sometimes something great comes out sometimes not. 

 Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Signed or dead, or both 

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

Im either working or drinking

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 
Whole lotta shakin goin on – Jerry Lee Lewis

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

 “Get stuck in” 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
If you want to be a musician, just be a musician, don’t waste your time things you don’t want to do.

 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

I don’t really have one. But someone on the internet made a list of all the greatest musician on musician insults. They’re pretty good for a laugh.

 Best place to visit in your hometown?

Graces Pub

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

I try not think that much when I’m performing and just get stuck in.

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

Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/cadomusic

EP Download – http://www.cadomusic.bandcamp.com
Spotify – https://play.spotify.com/album/3SlafrQsP2ixHRjhy0yTtf
Soundcloud – http://www.soundcloud.com/cado_music
YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/CadoOfficial    

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FROM PHOENIX,ARIZONA BROCK BAKER MOVED TO LA TO SHOWCASE HIS TALENT AND MUSIC TO THE WORLD, I CHAT TO HIM ABOUTBHIS NEW SINGLE ‘FAIRYTALE ENDING’ AND MORE 

 What is your name? Brock Baker

 What is your genre of music?

 My genre of music is Soul Pop
 Give us a little bio about you.

I’ve been performing since I was 4 years old, I was raised in Phoenix Arizona and won a gospel music award for vocals. Shortly after, I moved to Los Angeles and started a career writing pop music and acting for television. I’ve been a session singer for years and have worked on projects for the rascal flats, Glee, and even the new cartoon SING. I currently wrapped a new kids show called “Q-Wunder” with Alyson Stoner and am working on my new personal record.

 What made you go in to music?

 When I first hit the stage I felt at home. I think it made sense to me and as I got older it became more and more clear that I was meant to entertain people. Nobody makes you do it, your heart and your head just know.

Are you signed?

 I’m currently independent. I’ve done the label thing, and it’s good to be signed at the right time. It’s all strategic. 

Your brand song “fairytale ending” comes out on the 30th of August 2016 , tell us more about it.

 I’m excited about the stripped version of Fairytale Ending. It was a song that I wrote for a friend. I asked her why she wasn’t married. She’s so beautiful, kind, and deserved a good man. She was down and out, she was crying with me about how nobody would marry her. I wrote this song for her, sang it to her, and, within a year, sang it to her and her husband as their first dance at their wedding.

What was the writing process like for “fairytale ending”?

This process started with a relationship. Knowing somebody worthy of love, but not receiving it. I was thinking about cheering her up the whole time that I wrote it. From the relationship to the guitar to the lyrics and melody, this one came together and is a song that I love to this day. 

Will we see a new ep or album this year?

 I hope so. If it’s not released this year it will at least be recorded. I’ve been choosing between hundreds of songs that I wrote and it’s been tough to choose which will best suit the direction of my music for the coming year.

Do you have any gigs or tours coming up?

 I currently don’t have anything on the books as I’m recording my record but expect to have some dates in the near future.


You were on the voice and american idol, how were they different?

Most of the crew has worked on both shows. The difference is that they have different judges. Other than that, it’s pretty similar. I think Idol has a better track record for creating artists that stick around, but the voice really does have some incredible talent come through.

You also got cast as a warbler on Glee, How did that come about and what was the best piece of advise you got?

 I received a call one day from the executive music producer of the show one morning saying that “I have an opportunity for you”… I shot out of bed and called back. He had mentioned that he randomly found me on Facebook from a picture that I had tried to take down for weeks (but the computer wouldn’t let me). That very picture booked me the job for Glee. It changed my life. Tim Davis advise to me was to “be the light.” It’s been the best piece of advise that I’ve received in this industry thus far. He will always be at the front of my Thank you list.

Do you play any instruments?

I do. I play guitar, piano, uke, and most stringed instruments come natural.

Who are your influences?

Girls, God, Family, and life experiences. When it comes to musical style, growing up my influences were Bono, Billy Joel, Elton John, Elvis, Celine Dion, and the Bedingfields.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

 I normally wake up with a melody. If the day doesn’t start with that Ill sit down at the piano and just start playing, or a current event will take place that moves me to the lyric first and I’ll base a melody around that.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 years?

 In 5 years I see myself touring, employing people, producing, writing, married, and living in LA, Nashville, and London.


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

When I’m not doing music I’m investing time into people. I moved to LA to help people through life issues. It just so happens that music has been a part of that help. I really enjoy coffee and hanging or a solid flick. Im kind of a hopeless romantic, so I don’t really mind a good chick flick every once in awhile. Ha!

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

I loved “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2, Celine Dion’s “all coming back to me”, Billy Joel’s “for the longest time”, Elvis’ “Jailhouse rock”, Elton John “candle in the wind” Daniel bedingfield “If you’re not the one” & “Gotta get through this”. All of these songs inspired me.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?

 Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you. I live by the Golden Rule and I can attribute any success that I have to that Gold Standard of living.

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

 Be Original. This world can be very black and white and it’s our job as artists to bring the color to the people. Think of different ways to say the same thing, think of different things to say, open your eyes and ears to your surroundings and be the mouthpiece for your people.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 Frank Gifford put his arm around me once and said “age is just a number”… This inspired me to live till I’m 120, to always keep the same spirit that I had when I was 14, and to not let my being young destroy my effectiveness to the old, but not let my being old destroy my effectiveness to the young. 

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?

 There is this little mexican restaurant called Via de losantos that has a dish called the “marylou” it is unreal. My favorite place in AZ!
 When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

 1. Water

 2. Capo

 3. Guitar

 4. Set list

 5. Small bag of lays potato chips (grease helps the throat)


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

 yup! everyone can follow me at:

https://www.instagram.com/brockbakerm…

https://www.youtube.com/c/BrockBakerM…

https://www.snapchat.com/add/brocksta…

http://www.brockbaker.com

KAMBUI CHUI-MOORE ALSO KNOWN AS KAM HAS DROPPED HIS LATEST SINGLE ‘FINAL WORDS’  AND HE CHATS TO ME ABOUT IT!

LISTEN TO ‘FINAL WORDS’ BELOW 

https://soundcloud.com/kcmvr/final-words


What is your name?Kambui Olushala Nefta Chui Moore. Kambui Chui-Moore for short. Most people call me Kam.

 What is your genre of music?

I’m still not sure yet, to be honest. I label it Alternative because I like the word, but my music incorporates a number of different genres.

 Give us a little bio about you.

Born in Houston, Texas. Father was a pastor and mom a teacher. I was a quiet band kid that liked weird music and liked to draw. Grew up, went through a sports phase, and decided I want to compose my own music for playback and film…hopefully a really long time.

 What made you go in to music?

Growing up in the church, I was always surrounded by music and singing. It was almost an instant introduction and an easy transition to picking up an instrument.

 Are you a signed act?

I don’t plan on ever signing a recording contract. I like the freedom of doing whatever I want too much.

 Tell us more about your track ‘Final Words”.

The words have always been in my head because I’m always in a mellow mood, right in-between happiness and complete sadness. Randomly and sometimes when I should be elated. It started with a piano progression and me singing these words. I can’t describe the feeling I get knowing that there is always something more to do or something I need to master and understand to ultimately be ok. That feeling has been described as depression and it’s something I know a lot of artists deal with during the creative process. So the lyrics naturally come out as my honest thoughts about dealing with life.

 Your track draws attention to Mental Health, which many people can relate to, what advice would you give to those struggling?

You have to learn to be ok by yourself. Sadness isn’t dangerous if you accept it as a natural cycle. Find something to believe in and that will give you a reason to not give up on yourself. You’re ultimately fighting with your own thoughts so you need to shift the story and find your happy ending. Focus on that.

 How has music helped with your mental health?

It’s been way for me to connect with other people I didn’t know had the same feelings. I’ve realized its a human condition, not just something I’ve dealt with. And that makes me feel connected again.

 Are you involved with any charities or organizations?

I’m apart of Real Life 101, a scholarship fund that gives inner city youth assistance with the cost of education. I have so many things I want to get involved in so this is far from over. Mostly environmental and social healing.
 Will you be releasing an EP or album? If so can you tell us more about that?

I will be releasing an EP later this year. 6 tracks probably. Called Space and Tempo.

 Will you be touring this year?

I don’t plan on touring this year but hopefully next year.

Do you play any instruments?

I play the drums first. I’ve learned the trumpet, piano, and french horn.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

I just write about things that happen to me. When a situation lingers or drastically imbalances me, I have to write about it. I usually just let life tell me what’s important enough to write about.

 Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

I want to be in my home studio working on my second album and talking about how I’m finally ready for kids with my significant other.

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

I’m usually playing basketball or surfing the internet listening to new music.

 Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?

I’d love to play the old Astrodome in Houston.

 For anyone visiting Texas, where would you recommend them to go?

I recommend they go to the Galleria. Probably the most touristy thing you can do.

 If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?

James Blake hands down. Or probably Jorja Smith right now.

If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?
Justin Vernon.

 You are also a Basketball coach, what do your players think of your music?

I usually keep it away from them but they find it anyway and they like it. Probably because it’s me and they can poke fun at it.

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

It would probably be an early BOB or Kid Cudi record. I can’t pinpoint one. My first song was recorded to Kanye West’s “Touch The Sky”.

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

Probably something my Dad said about doing what you don’t like to be able to do what you want.

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

Go as far away from your influences as you can.

 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Just be honest.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Snacks, water, toothpaste, toothbrush, and headphones.

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

Everything is @kambuicm. Soundcloud is @kcmvr.

REVIEW: STRIPPED BACK AND CREATED WITH PURE HONESTY BROCK BAKER RELEASES ‘FAIRYTALE ENDING’ AND ITS A DREAM!

Brock Baker is a singer and songwriter from Phoenix,Arizona who had a dream to create music from the heart and let the world hear it!
A high slow guitar solo starts the track, very smooth but a deep feel which instantly  shows it is written with so much so and love. 

The vocals just come through peacefully yet so beautiful. 

The lyrics just draw you in instantly and grabs you in to a trance of magical melodies.

With Brock’s personal feel to the song gives you an insight of what Brock’s imagination of a ‘Fairytale Ending’ which we all want as well.

A sweet powerful story full of soul and emotion that you need to hear.
Such a sing along song what you need to have on your playlist now and forever!
Listen to ‘Faitytale Ending’ Below;

Follow Brock Baker on social media for all updates;

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brockbakermusic/
Twitter; 

@brockbakermusic  

Website;

http://www.brockbaker.com/

FROM PHOENIX,ARIZONA BROCK BAKER MOVED TO LA TO SHOWCASE HIS TALENT AND MUSIC TO THE WORLD, I CHAT TO HIM ABOUTBHIS NEW SINGLE ‘FAIRYTALE ENDING’  AND MORE 

What is your name?

 Brock Baker

 What is your genre of music?

 My genre of music is Soul Pop

 Give us a little bio about you.

 I’ve been performing since I was 4 years old, I was raised in Phoenix Arizona and won a gospel music award for vocals. Shortly after, I moved to Los Angeles and started a career writing pop music and acting for television. I’ve been a session singer for years and have worked on projects for the rascal flats, Glee, and even the new cartoon SING. I currently wrapped a new kids show called “Q-Wunder” with Alyson Stoner and am working on my new personal record.

What made you go in to music?

 When I first hit the stage I felt at home. I think it made sense to me and as I got older it became more and more clear that I was meant to entertain people. Nobody makes you do it, your heart and your head just know.

 Are you signed?

 I’m currently independent. I’ve done the label thing, and it’s good to be signed at the right time. It’s all strategic. 

 Your brand new  song “fairytale ending” comes out on the 30th of August 2016 , tell us more about it.

 I’m excited about the stripped version of Fairytale Ending. It was a song that I wrote for a friend. I asked her why she wasn’t married. She’s so beautiful, kind, and deserved a good man. She was down and out, she was crying with me about how nobody would marry her. I wrote this song for her, sang it to her, and, within a year, sang it to her and her husband as their first dance at their wedding.
 What was the writing process like for “fairytale ending”?

 This process started with a relationship. Knowing somebody worthy of love, but not receiving it. I was thinking about cheering her up the whole time that I wrote it. From the relationship to the guitar to the lyrics and melody, this one came together and is a song that I love to this day. 

Will we see a new ep or album this year?

 I hope so. If it’s not released this year it will at least be recorded. I’ve been choosing between hundreds of songs that I wrote and it’s been tough to choose which will best suit the direction of my music for the coming year.

 Do you have any gigs or tours coming up?

 I currently don’t have anything on the books as I’m recording my record but expect to have some dates in the near future.

 you were on the voice and american idol, how were they different?

 Most of the crew has worked on both shows. The difference is that they have different judges. Other than that, it’s pretty similar. I think Idol has a better track record for creating artists that stick around, but the voice really does have some incredible talent come through.

 you also got cast as a warbler on Glee, How did that come about and what was the best piece of advise you got?

 I received a call one day from the executive music producer of the show one morning saying that “I have an opportunity for you”… I shot out of bed and called back. He had mentioned that he randomly found me on Facebook from a picture that I had tried to take down for weeks (but the computer wouldn’t let me). That very picture booked me the job for Glee. It changed my life. Tim Davis advise to me was to “be the light.” It’s been the best piece of advise that I’ve received in this industry thus far. He will always be at the front of my Thank you list.

 Do you play any instruments?

 I do. I play guitar, piano, uke, and most stringed instruments come natural.

 Who are your influences?

 Girls, God, Family, and life experiences. When it comes to musical style, growing up my influences were Bono, Billy Joel, Elton John, Elvis, Celine Dion, and the Bedingfields.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

 I normally wake up with a melody. If the day doesn’t start with that Ill sit down at the piano and just start playing, or a current event will take place that moves me to the lyric first and I’ll base a melody around that.
 Where do you see yourself now in 5 years?

 In 5 years I see myself touring, employing people, producing, writing, married, and living in LA, Nashville, and London.

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

 When I’m not doing music I’m investing time into people. I moved to LA to help people through life issues. It just so happens that music has been a part of that help. I really enjoy coffee and hanging or a solid flick. Im kind of a hopeless romantic, so I don’t really mind a good chick flick every once in awhile. Ha!

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

 I loved “Sunday Bloody Sunday” by U2, Celine Dion’s “all coming back to me”, Billy Joel’s “for the longest time”, Elvis’ “Jailhouse rock”, Elton John “candle in the wind” Daniel bedingfield “If you’re not the one” & “Gotta get through this”. All of these songs inspired me.
 what’s the best advice you have ever been given?

 Do unto others as you’d have them do unto you. I live by the Golden Rule and I can attribute any success that I have to that Gold Standard of living.
 What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?

 Be Original. This world can be very black and white and it’s our job as artists to bring the color to the people. Think of different ways to say the same thing, think of different things to say, open your eyes and ears to your surroundings and be the mouthpiece for your people.


What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 Frank Gifford put his arm around me once and said “age is just a number”… This inspired me to live till I’m 120, to always keep the same spirit that I had when I was 14, and to not let my being young destroy my effectiveness to the old, but not let my being old destroy my effectiveness to the young. 

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?

 There is this little mexican restaurant called Via de losantos that has a dish called the “marylou” it is unreal. My favorite place in AZ!

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

 1. Water

 2. Capo

 3. Guitar

 4. Set list

 5. Small bag of lays potato chips (grease helps the throat)

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

 yup! everyone can follow me at:

https://www.facebook.com/brockbakermusic

https://www.instagram.com/brockbakerm…

https://www.youtube.com/c/BrockBakerM…

https://www.snapchat.com/add/brocksta…

http://www.brockbaker.com

REVIEW: UPCOMING INDIE FOLK ARTIST ‘KATIE BUXTON RELEASES HER LATEST TRACK ‘YOU FLEW’ 

I straight away clicked the link as soon as it dropped in my inbox. 

From the age of 12, Katie Buxton was ready for music when she picked up her guitar and started to sing. 

Releasing her debut EP in March 2016 to now releasing her brand new song.
The song instantly grabs your attention, the deep guitar start and vocals that are so silverly that they just make you relax in to the track that is filled with so much emotion.
With lyrics that carries you a long telling you Katie’s story of how she got over the person who flew.
Such an incredible and real song that is just made from pure passion and professionalism as an artist at this age. 
Like Katie says “Spirit is the light force of a song’ and this I definitely what can be said about ‘You Flew’ 
Take a listen below;

Take a look at the amazing video teaser too;

Follow Katie Buxton for more songs made of lyrics and melodies that drive you forward.
Facebook: 

https://m.facebook.com/KatieBuxtonMusic
Twitter: 

https://mobile.twitter.com/ktbuxton
Official Website:

http://www.katiebuxton.com

REVIEW: CAROLINE HAS RELEASED THEIR BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘PRETTY CORPSE’

Caroline best known as Manchester’s Violet Society are here with a brand new name and a brand new single ‘Pretty Corpse, Made up of Alfie and Joe Prior, Jacob Saunders,Joe Scott and Victoria Farrell-Reed. 
The song starts of with a pretty darn heavy drum and guitar beat taking the old sound out of the picture and giving them a brand new sound. 
Joe’s vocals are rough but really fits the instrumental beat and takes you on a journey. 
We also here the vocals off Alfie which are more smooth and balance out Joe’s.
A more of darker song for the band and Jumped a bit of their comfort zone it’s safe to say a they have created a song creates great imagery and takes you along with it.

Check out ‘Pretty Corpse ‘ below;

Follow CAROLINE for all the latest updates; 
https://www.facebook.com/CAROLINEexists/

ELECTRONIC MUSIC ARTIST FROM THE STATES,AAALYSSA DEBOER CHATTED TO ME ABOUT HER NEW EP ‘GENESIS’ RELEASING ON THE 27TH AUGUST, CHECK OUT WHAT WAS SAID!

What is your name? Aaalyssa DeBoer. Well, it’s actually Alyssa DeBoer but everyone kept bugging me to pick a “DJ Name” so I added 2 extra A’s.

 

What is your genre of music?

Minimal Techno/Experimental

 

Give us a little bio about you.

I am a electronic music artist from Kelowna, BC. I plan on literally taking over the world.

What made you go in to music?

It just kind of happened. I can’t think of a single moment that led up to it. I’ve always had a love for music and liked to mess around. I guess it slowly just changed from fooling around to maybe I should do this with my life.

Are you a signed?

No. I would prefer not to get signed. If the opportunity arises in the future I’d only have it very limited. I don’t want to be forced to only release/do certain things. 

Your releasing your brand new EP ‘Genesis’ on the 27th August, what’s the meaning behind the title?

Well the word Genesis means The Beginning which is what this is for me and the world. I love the word because it sounds so mythical which is the vibe I’m trying to give from this album. It’s the vibe I’m trying to give with my life.

 

Tell us more about the tracks individually.

Genesis is medieval party vibes. 

Aurora Trailing is space gerbil vibes. 

This is Not Reality is enchanted forest vibes. 

Blue Jets and Red Sprites is 1920’s factory vibes.

Do you play any instruments?

I can just barely play piano. I can play it by memory or by using a program called Synthesis that makes it look like those music games. I can read music but not even close to fast enough to play sheet music. The funny thing is I’ve always owned a electric guitar but I’ve never learned to play it.

Who are your influences?

My main influence would be Lindsey Stirling. When I started making music I wanted to do something like what she did with mixing dubstep with classical violin. She may not have been the first to do it but the first that I have heard about it. Plus, how cute is she?

How do you get inspiration for all your tracks?

I just get myself in a good place mentally. You know how you would feel if you were, for example, just proposed to and then find out you have the winning lottery ticket? I try to get into that mindset. I listen to some great music or classical and just picture what I want to be doing and where I want to be. Once I get there I it all just comes like second nature.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

I want to live in a castle. it’s funny you say 5 years actually, that is the point where I plan on either being at the top of the world or picking realistic expectations. Ew. I don’t like to think that far ahead rationally though. I’m just trying to figure out where I see myself next month.

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

I don’t really have much time where I’m not doing music. When I do have spare time I either relaxing and playing video games or out getting drunk.

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

There would be two for different moments. When I decided to do more then just dabble in making music, Hall of Fame by will.i.am really inspired me. Another song that greatly inspired me when I was stuck trying to finish songs so I could actually release them is Heroes by Måns Zelmerlöw.

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

To just be yourself, keep your composure, and don’t overthink things.

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

Do you. Don’t let other people influence what you do. If you like what you do, then that’s all that matters. If I listened to other people I would have given up a long time ago. I want to quote a moment in history where a famous artist had a bunch of people who didn’t like his/her music but I can’t think of any so just pretend I did, I’m sure there is one.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“If your dreams don’t scare you they aren’t big enough” 

Who would your dream collaboration be with and why? 

I would love to collaborate with BassHunter. I like literally ever song that dude has ever made. His music is so happy and always puts me in a good mood. I like to try to influence moods with my music so that would be an amazing collaboration to do.

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

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/aaalyssadeboer

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/aaalyssadeboer

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aaalyssadeboer

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aaalyssadeboer

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aaalyssadeboer

Snapchat: https://www.snapchat.com/add/aaalyssadeboer

REVIEW: DUBLIN CITY TRIO ‘DIVAN’ RELEASE NEW INDIE-ROCK DEBUT ALBUM ‘ MODERN KNOWLEDGE’

A trio made up from Ambience Affair and Tomorrow’s to create their new sound, calling themselves Divan.
Coming together to release their DEBUT album as Divan ‘Modern Knowledge’.

With 10 whole new tracks of unusual arrangements and great sound to give you the idea of who the Divan lads are about. 
Track 1 starts with their single ‘Shards’ a slow but heavy drum intro which makes you wonder where the song is going next.

Tracks 2 ‘Sale Of Lakes’ is more upbeat than track one which give yous a second opinion on the album. 

Vocals are rough but you could sit around and listen to this for ages and I love the fact the roughness comes in and out and their are some high notes in there to catch you off guard, it beautiful.
Track 3 ‘ A Clarity Appears’ seems a more serious song as soon as you hear the instrumental, I straight away though this is telling you a serious story even with out the lyrics being heard. 

This is just three of the ten tracks so make sure you go take a listen to hear the rest of a  different but unusual indie/rock album  that makes you want to take another listen to see the professionalism throughout the whole album be heard more.
Listen to ‘Shards’

Also be sure to take a listen to the whole album and let ‘Divan’ know what you think;

Follow ‘Divan’ on Twitter 

http://www.twitter.com/wearedivan

FROM CARRYING HIS SISTERS SPEAKERS TO TAKING TO HIS NEAREST STAGE,SHEFFIELD-BASED SINGER AND SONGWRITER DALE MCKAY CHATS ABOUT HIS NEW EP ‘HEAR AND NOW’

What is your name?Dale Mckay

 What is your genre of music?

I think It’s a little pop, but has a little soul in some of my songs. But I have written all genres of songs.

 Give us a little bio about you.

Well I grew up in a little village called Anston just outside Sheffield. It was a quiet village and everybody knew everybody. I was the youngest child of 6, yes that’s right 6. At times it was hard growing up but my mum and dad did the best they could with what we had and worked hard to make sure we didn’t want for anything. My family have always sung, I mean who doesn’t like to sing. My sister used to be a club singer and I used to go up and down the country with her carrying her speakers and helping her set up etc. I always looked at her on stage and thought I want to do that.
 

Are you signed?
Not signed at the minute. Would love to be, but unfortunately it hasn’t happened yet. My goal would be to get a publishing deal.

 You are releasing your EP ‘ Hear And Now on the 16th September, what’s the meaning behind?

Well, I have hundreds of songs, and these 4 were the ones that stood out the most. I thought these might have a good chance of relating to people. The title “Here & Now” came from me and a friend writing 10 EP titles down and we both happened to write that same one.

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

Well all 4 tracks mean something to me. It’s about the things I’ve been through, about the things that have changed my life. People in life go through changes, they have times when there up and down. All I’ve tried to do is put it into song.

Are you heading out on tour with the EP?

I wish I was, I’m hoping to make a few contacts soon to get on the road. I do quite a lot of gigs in the Sheffield area and I’ve done other gigs in the Nottingham area.

 If so which cities will you be going?

I’d love to do all cities “when” I get the chance.

 What was it like to get the email ‘Mark Forrest’ was going to play your songs on BBC Introducing?

It was amazing to get the email and I posted it all over my social media. Then to get a second email saying he’s playing it a second time “wow”. It’s great to know people that listen to music and day in and day out have an interest in it and like it. I must be doing something right.

 What made you go in to music?

Always loved singing. When I first started playing guitar I knew, this is what I want to do. Love that reaction I get from people when they hear me sing my songs. Sometimes I even get a few people coming up to me after a gig and saying that was a really good song and loved the words. That’s what I do it for.

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

Not this year. I did a few last year. This year I actually did a few weddings which was a different experience. But the couples that chose me had listened to my SoundCloud and facebook and wanted me to sing my own songs, so I loved it. I always like playing cover songs, but when you get the chance to play your own songs it’s a bonus.

 Do you play any instruments?

Only guitar, been trying to learn a bit of piano. Love the sound of piano

 Who are your influences?

James Morrison, Paulo Nutini

 How do you get inspiration to write songs?

It’s really weird, I basically sit down and play a few chords and start to sing. That’s how it happens for me. If I’m feeling sad, it’s sad. If I feel good, it’s an up lifting one. Generally, they are based on my life.  

 Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Hopefully in a bigger house and writing songs for all the up and coming artist all over the world.

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

To be honest, I would be doing what I am doing now as well as music. A dad, a husband a family man. I’d be working hard to provide for them and make sure they don’t want for anything.

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

Pieces don’t fit here anymore “James Morrison” Love it.

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

NEVER GIVE UP!

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

At times you will get down and think you will never make it. But just think back when you first started playing and you did it because you loved it. That’s why you do it. If it happens it will happen.

 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

If you don’t want it, you’ll find an excuse. If you do want it, you’ll find a way.

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

Guitar, mic, capo, tuner and water.

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

I have a website http://www.dalemckay.com. That will take you to all my social media sites, ie facebook Instagram, Twitter etc.