HEADING IN TO THE NEW YEAR WITH A BANG! LET ME INTRODUCE MOLLY REINOLD.A POP/ELECTROPOP ARTIST FROM BOSTON,USA!

What is your names?

Molly Reinold
What is your genre of music?

Pop/Electropop
Give us a little bio about you.

Molly Reinold is a Pop/Electropop songwriter from Boston, MA. The multi-talented 20-year old has been performing as a solo artist for most of her career, drawing inspiration from artists like Pixie Lott, Demi Lovato, Sia, Troye Sivan, and Astrid S. As an ever-evolving musician, Molly strives to create unique experiences for fans through her productions and performances.

 “I want to appeal to everyone. I want to every person to listen and feel connected to my music. I want to be on Spotify playlists everywhere,” said Reinold, when asked about what drives her musical ambitions.

In August 2016, Reinold released her debut single “Movies” on all social media platforms and has been gaining recognition in Boston and beyond. The song was produced by OH NO! OKATPUS at Red 13 Studios in Framingham, MA. The single has been featured on major radio stations in the Greater Boston area such as Mix 104.1, 95.9 WATD (South Shore), and 106.1 WCOD (Cape Cod), which included an interview and live acoustic performance that was nationally broadcasted on the iHeartRadio application. Shortly after, the music video for “Movies” was released on the Boston-based pop-culture news and entertainment blog Vanyaland. With views in the tens of thousands, the music video has increased Reinold’s already growing momentum and strengthens her credibility as an up-and-coming artist in the pop music scene.

“Molly has the attitude and the drive that it takes to become a serious artist that is recognized on a national level,” declared Mark Roberge, Reinold’s manager and one of the producers on her debut single “Movies.”

Molly Reinold is working to bring her brand of music to people all over the world. Currently, Molly is performing shows and continuing to release a series of “one-take” cover songs in a multi-media campaign, while working vigorously on writing and recording original songs to follow up her debut single. “Movies” can be found on iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music, Google Play, and more. To stay in touch and up-to-date on all things Molly, go to http://www.MollyReinold.com

 

Are you a signed?

Not at the moment
Your new single ‘Movies’ which is awesome has been released tell us more about it. 

This song came to me after watching a favorite movie of mine and at the end I kept thinking “why can’t life be like the movie” and the song was built from there. I think it is a song that everyone can relate to. The feedback has been fun to know that so many people of all ages want that “Cinderella Story” too:)))
 Did you work on it with anyone if so who? 

YES! OH NO ØKTAPUS! They produced it and they gave me a lot of say in the process. We always have so much fun in the studio. They are always making me laugh and they are so comfortable to be around. They are absolutely amazing and can’t wait work on future songs with them.

 

What was the recording process like? 

Any time you get to go into the studio and record a song is so exciting. I went into the studio with my catalog of songs I wrote and we talked about which song we wanted to record first. We all decided on Movies. We got the tracks started right away, edited the lyrics minimally, and then started recording.We were able to finish the vocals in one night and build the track the next few days to come.

 

How was the writing process for the song? 

I wrote the song right when I finished high school. I knew that I loved it the moment it was finished.

 

Will we see an EP or Album at the end of the year or next year?

 Yes! An EP is in the works.

 

You’ve performed in some great venues already, which has been your favorite?

 I sang the National Anthem at the TD Garden a few years ago. It’s a whole different type of performance for sure. It is an honor and it is so important for our Veterans. I feel like I need to do well for them. So to sing such a song in a venue like the TD Garden was extra special.

 

Do you have any gigs or a tour in plan for the end of this year or start of next year?

 I do not have any specific tour plans yet but hopefully soon! But I am continuing to play locally. We are focusing on finishing the EP first!

 

if so where will you be heading?

Hopefully EVERYWHERE:)

 

Do you play any instruments? 

I am self taught on the keyboard! I’d definitely love to learn more to better myself!

 

Who are your influences?

 I have so many but my top 3 would be Pixie Lott, Demi Lovato, and Ella Henderson. I love British music. Most of the music I listen to are from European artists. I also love Troye Sivan, Astrid S, Zara Larsson, Sia, and Ella Eyre. There are too many to chose from.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

 Honestly it depends. Sometimes I see a word that I love for a title and write from there. Sometimes I’m watching a TV show and start writing about the characters. It is random a lot of the times. I never write one song the same. I could write a verse first or a bridge. Most of the time I write the second verse first oddly enough. It’s really fun that the writing process is different every time because I never know what to expect out of the song until the very end.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

 I have big dreams so in 5 years I hope to see my dreams achieved and on a world tour traveling, singing, and happy 🙂

 

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

When I’m not doing music I am either on my phone, doing school work, hanging with my family, or reading. I love spending time with my family and friends. Their support means a lot to me.

 

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown? 

THERE ARE SO MANY GOOD VENUES! I’d love to play at The Bank of America Pavillion, its an outside venue, or the TD Garden.

 

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

 Honestly I would love to collab with The Vamps. I love their music. They seem like so much fun to hang out with. Somebody To You is one of my favorite songs by them!

 

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

 THE CHAINSMOKERS -I would love to be featured in one of their songs! They are so hot right now.

 

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

 Broken Arrow by Pixie Lott. She has always been a HUGE inspiration of mine. I heard one of her songs in a movie and I was instantly hooked. At the time Turn It Up was the only album she had out so I would listen to it on Youtube since I couldn’t get it on US iTunes. That song really inspired me to start writing and singing.

 

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

Don’t be afraid to write a bad song. Songwriting was really tough for me to get into because I thought every song that I wrote was cheesy and people wouldn’t want to listen to what I had to say, but I was wrong. Now I try to write anything and everything that comes to mind and the rest can be worked on later. Also to just not be afraid in general. A lot of people have told me they wish that they had the courage to do what I’m doing and that really puts things into perspective so I try not to be nervous and not think about anything other than making my dreams a reality.

 

What would be your dream show to have your music played on? 

wow that is a really tough question. I watch so many TV shows. For a show that is still running I would say Grey’s Anatomy. That show has amazing music. MTV also puts awesome music into their shows so I would say any one of their shows would be cool too. For a show that is not still on the air I would say One Tree Hill. Music was such a big part of that show so it would’ve been amazing to have a song on that show.

 

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

It takes so much time. Don’t think anything is going to happen over night because it’s a long process. I thought at 15 I would just get discovered. never understanding how much it takes and the work ethic you need. You have to keep fighting and trying because there are a million other people out there who want it just as much as you do. No is inevitable. Don’t get discouraged if you are rejected.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game”-Babe Ruth (A Cinderella Story)

 

You get off a plane in your hometown,

1/ where is the first place you visit 

my wonderful bed

2/ where is the first place you see Castle Island

3/ where is the first food place you go and what do you get : Dunkin Donuts and I get a nice Iced Coffee because I can say coffee is one of my favorite things 🙂

 

Where is one place in Boston you tell everyone to go to, if they’ve never been? 

Boston Common. It is beautiful year round. The garden is beautiful in the summer and the Frog Pond (outdoor ice skating) is there in the winter! or go and try and catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park in the summer. It’s an awesome experience!

 

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

1. phone

2. extra makeup

3. music

4. a pair of shoes to change out of (walking in heels are not my strongest suit)

5. WATER

 

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

YES YES please follow 🙂

 

Instagram: mollyreinold

twitter: mollyreinold

snapchat: mollyreinold

youtube: mollyannamusic3

facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mollyannareinold

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/user/1234740645

 

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REVIEW: ‘LIME JAM PR’ START TO WORK WITH BAND ‘THE AIM’ AND THEIR NEW ALBUM IS OUT CHECK OUT A SNEAK PEAK FROM IT RIGHT HERE!

6 impressive musicians get together to create their new album ‘Days Like These’ with influences from The Who,Paul Weller and more! 
‘Days Like This’ really a gives you an insight of what they were thinking when the guys were making the album.

Giving us a sneak preview of who they are about and what they are about, check out the RnB infused single that lights the music scene up in an amazing way and gets you moving so fast.
Take a listen for yourself 

https://m.soundcloud.com/limejampr/04-the-aim-back-and-forth-ukh8w1600004/s-e2YcL?in=limejampr/sets/the-aim/s-jsG9n
Get ready to hear more and make sure your kept up to date with everything their up too

Website – http://the-aim.uk/

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theoriginaltheaim/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/The_A1M

REVIEW SOUL- POP ‘ LEO NAPIER RELEASES SECOND SINGLE ‘BAD GIRL’ 

Leo Napier is back again with soulful track ‘Bad Girl’ 
It kicks straight in to a fun up beat smooth soulful  track that gets you moving instantly.

‘Bad Girl’ tells the story of a man in love  and with a video in black and white really sets a scene. 

Lyrics so professionally and sang with so beautifully.
Check it out 

http://radi.al/LeoNapierBadGirl

Follow Leo on Social Media 

Facebook:

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NEWS: A BRAND NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL IS ON THE MARK THANKS TO WIYAALA CALLED THE DJIMBA WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 

With Music as a passion WIYAALA wanted to share this with everyone! 
The first will kick start this Friday ( 23rd December 2016) and will be in Ghana , Wa in the Upper West Region. 

Giving this her 100% to shine her light on the town to show the music and arts and hope to give others more knowledge of it and a fun time at the same time. 

With talent now being noticed this will give them the opportunities to allow others to live there dreams who wish to perform. 
The effervescent singer, who will release her second album next year so get ready for that too!
The festival takes place on the 23rd December at the Community Centre, Wa, in the Upper West Region of Ghana. Tickets are GHS 10 (£2) VIP (£4).

 

More info: https://web.facebook.com/DjimbaWorldMusicFestival/

 

Stream the single ‘Timbanayi’ from the album here on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/wiyaala/tinambanyi-here-we-come

 

Watch the video for ‘Leno’ from the album here:

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/wiyaala

https://twitter.com/Wiyaala

 

ALONESTAR’S LATEST SINGLE ‘LOVELORN’ FEATURING ROSIE RIBBONS,JETHRO CHATS TO ME ABOUT IT! 

What is your name?

 – Jethro Sheeran  

What is your genre of music? – hypnotic sound darkly sensual and cinematic fusion of hip-hop /trip-hop rhythm and soulful melodies.

  

Give us a little bio about you.

 – Jethro “Alonestar” Sheeran’s new 10 track album “Cornerstone” has been exemplified as a hypnotic sound darkly sensual and cinematic fusion of hip-hop /trip-hop rhythm and soulful melodies. Having worked with massive attacks band the album has that “Bristol” sound to it, with mature cinematic vibes and deep vocals.

The Album was released on

launch Party and the Album Cornerstone went to number 3 in the chart on iTunes.

alonestar is a great performer. His club and festival performances from London to Port of Spain (Trinidad) have earned enthusiastic crowd responses and radio and television play.
Jethro has won two awards of ‘Exposure Music Awards’ for Best Male Artist and Best Urban Song. Jethro appeared in a live U- stream supporting his cousin Ed Sheeran in promoting Ed’s new single, “You need me, I don’t need you”. Part of the song was taken from Alonestar’s single “Shottas Paradise”.
Since propelling into the spotlight Alonestar has been very busy not only as a Recording Artist, but also as a Music Producer to many established artist including the famous duo “Bars and Melody”. Jethro produced all the tracks on their album 143 which successfully went straight to number 4 in the UK “Official” Charts and has subsequently on platinum. 

What made you go in to music?

 Are you a signed artist? I havent signed to a major yet. Ive just started my own label Eternal Life records. 

 

 You have a brand new track out ‘Lovelorn’ tell us more about it. 

 Jethro Sheeran aka Alonestar (Ed Sheeran’s cousin), has been working alongside the live band members of Massive Attack to produce this hedonist, sexy, dark track which also sees Girls Aloud’s Sarah Harding feature in the breath-taking video.

‘Lovelorn’ tells the story of a heartbroken woman who falls in love, but the lust of her life doesn’t love her back – something we can all relate to!
Also featuring on the chorus is top 10 singer Rosie Ribbons, her haunting vocals sound like a falling beautiful angel. This sits perfectly on an addictive resonating drum beat recorded by Damon Reece (Massive Attack), and flawless production of the song by Jethro Sheeran and Angelo Bruschini (Massive Attack).
And to even more add intrigue- the song itself is about past life experiences for both Jethro Sheeran and Rosie Ribbons, which added to an overly emotional ride when writing and recording the song together!
“Lovelorn is the strongest and most powerful song I have written & produced to date, it reflects my new sound and style. It’s something fresh, and different to anything else out there at the moment. I dug deep to exercise the darkness in this track, and fell into the depths of my soul when coming up with the concept.” 

 

What was the recording process like for ‘Lovelorn’?

 – it was a long process. i produced the drums first and played some parts in and sent the track to Angelo (Massive attack) for some guitar parts and he laid down some amazing guitar, bass and programmed some strings it started to take shape and i wrote my verses very quickly, i was very inspired. there was a massive editing process because Angelo had played so many cool parts that we weren’t sure what to keep or cut..it was a painful process but was very busy so we had to cull a few sounds to let the track have space and breathe. I then took it to matrix studios to mix it with Pete “Boxsta” martin and Craig Dodds and they did a fantastic job. 

 

you work with some fantastic artist in the track, how did it come about working with ‘Rosie Ribbons’ and ‘Angelo Bruschini’ ? 

 I was actually in one of Rosie’s music videos when she was signed to Telstar after the shoot we became very good friends and started working together, i knew she was the perfect vocalist to sing the chorus on this song. she wrote it in my front room on a trip to Bristol. shes so talented. Angelo i met through 3D from Massive attack and we hit it off and starting writing together. we’re working on a new EP for 2017 and its really coming together we’re very creative together and partnership works very well in the studio. 

 

Whats the most memorable memory you had during the recording of the track? 

– the mixing process.. i let the guys go to town on the track, i trust them and when i came back to listen they sat me down and played it on 4 sets of different speakers and it blew my mind, the mix was fantastic and i couldn’t stop smiling when listening to it, it was truly a great feeling. 

 

 Will we see a new EP or Album next year?

 – Yes I’m in the process of writing a new Ep for 2017 a much darker deeper Alonestar.

 

Do you have any gigs or tours coming up? 

 – yes, Ive got lots of gigs coming up soon after Xmas and Ill be doing a UK tour in April / may to promote my new Ep. I’m confirmed for Glastonbury festival 2017 which is very exciting. 

 

Do you play any instruments?

 – Id call myself a beat maker / producer. I use alot of outboard equipment, i program drums on Ableton push 2 or mpc 2000xl and i have a Yamaha motif xs6 so i play keys and program brass and string arrangements on that and then bring in live players to the studio to replay the parts. 

 

Who are your influences? 

– i have so many! from Bob Marley to Bob Dylan, 2pac , Eminem, Royce 5’9, alot of 70s soul music, massive attack, i love cinematic film scores and classical music also, Gregorian chant and alot of meditation music. 

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

 through pain. music is my therapy.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years? 

id like to be producing other artists and build my label up and sign a few artist. Ive just produced a whole album for bars and melody and just received my first platinum disc. id also love to do a world tour! 

 

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

– my daughter skyla rain is my life so i spend alot of time with her, i love reading, movies, cooking and relaxing, i love boxing training and the gym and I’m on social media alot! i think i need to go to facebook rehab! lol 

 

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

 – 2pac “dear mama” listening to this record and watching the video for the first time really made me feel you could be a strong, tough character but also sensitive and rap about loving your mother. he was a great artist, one of my favourites. 

 

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

 – my mum taught me to surround yourself with positive real people that will support and walk your journey with you, support and help people when possible and to follow your dreams and be true to yourself. 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist? always believe in yourself and your music always and the rest will follow. 

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by? 

 – “live hard, love strong” its my motto. 

 

Where in your hometown is a must go to visit?

 – the suspension bridge, stokes croft to see some few Banksy street art and graffiti, the harbour side is stunning also. 

 

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

 My backing singer Rosie, 

 

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

 Yes! –

 twitter.com/alonestar1 facebook.com/alonestar instagram.com/alonestarphoto soundcloud.com/alonestar youtube.com/alonestarchannel 

FROM A LITTLE VILLAGE IN SOUTH WALES VALLEYS WHO’S READY TO DEBUT HER NEW SINGLE ‘DIRTY LOVE’ LET ME INTRODUCE YOU ALL TOO CHEY! 

What is your name?Chey

 

What is your genre of music?

Alternative indie pop

 

Give us a little bio about you

I was born and raised in the little village of Aberdare in the South Wales Valley’s. I’ve performed for over 25 years, where much of my early career was spent performing charity shows during the miners’ strike. I’ve always wanted a career in the music business and I began writing songs in my late 20’s. I’ve performed on a number of national television shows including, Saturday Superstore and Sky Star Search. I’ve been working with my producer David Ezra who has worked with Reggie and Bollie on my debut single Dirty Love, which I’m now ready to release to the world on January 20th.

 

Are you a signed?

I’m unsigned

 

You are releasing your DEBUT new single ‘Dirty Love’ what’s the story behind the title?

Dirty love is a power ballad, it’s a seductive love affair where the woman is in total control and uses her sexuality to get what she wants.

 

Describe it in three words.

Soulful, sultry and seductive

 

How long did it take to write?

It was written and recorded within a day

 

When is it set to release and can we pre-order?

Set for release on January 20th 2017, and available to pre-order on 23rd December 2016

 

Do you have any gigs coming up or maybe a tour of your own?

I’ll be announcing some live performance dates in 2017.

 

Will you be releasing an EP, if so what can you tell us about it?

I’m releasing two singles, the second single will be released in the early spring, then I will be working on an EP.

 

Where is your dream venue to play in the uk?

My dream is to play Wembley stadium, that would be the ultimate for me.

 

Where  is your dream venue to play anywhere overseas?

Definitely Las Vegas

 

Do you have any collaborations with any other artists in the planning?

I’ve been working with a singer/songwriter from Texas for my new single, which has been great fun! I’m always looking for people to collaborate with I think it’s important to share influences and creativity when making music. 

 

What made you go in to music?

I’ve performed since a very young age and music has always been a huge passion of mine. I feel like now is the right time for me to share my music with the world!

 

Do you play any instruments?

The piano, but I’m not very good!

 

Who are your influences?

Freddy mercury was a big influence in my early career because of his uniqueness, his music taught me you don’t have to fit into a box to become a successful artist, it’s good to be different and push the boundaries of creating music.

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

My Inspiration comes from everywhere, it might be something I hear or see, but most of my songs are based on past experiences.

 

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

In 5 year’s time I would love to have had a no.1 album, and be on a sell-out world tour! That is my dream, not much I know ha!

 

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

I love to catch up with my friends and I especially enjoy family time, It’s very special to me.

 

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

I have to say The Great Pretender, as a performer you do have another persona, and this song says it all.

 

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

Never give up even though you face many hurdles to become successful, dream it, wish it, believe it!

 

 

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

Always be true to yourself.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

Don’t be afraid to be who you are!

 

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

1 where your gig is

2 don’t forget the words

3 don’t forget to always have time for your fans

4 make your audience happy

5 be passionate about your music

 

You are away from home on tour for ages and you get back, where is your go to place in your hometown?

My best friend’s house where there’s always a warm welcome and a large glass of wine, a chat and a place to just be me.

 

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

http://www.cheymusic.com

Facebook: /OfficialCheyMusic

Twitter: @officialchey1

Instagram: officialcheymusic 

REVIEW: JETHRO SHEERAN AKA ALONESTAR RELEASES HIS BRAND NEW SINGLE ‘LOVELORN’ 

Alonestar is back with a single so deep yet so easy to listen too featuring Rosie Ribbons and Massive Attacks Angelo Bruschini.

Heavy drum beat sets the mood and really gets you listening with being continuous for the intro makes you wonder how it’s going to end.

Alonestars vocals come through deep and flows so amazing with the beat.

Rosie’s vocals then come flying in giving it that wow factor so sweet and makes you feel the lyrics and what they are about. 
A collaboration of gold that just you want to hear more collaborations from them 
Have listen right here;

https://m.soundcloud.com/alonestar/lovelorn-alonestar-ft-rosie-ribbons
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REVIEW: YOUNG ARTIST ZOE UNSWORTH RELEASES HER LATEST ORGINAL ‘LIES’ AND A VIDEO TO SET THE SCENE!

Manchester artist Zoe Unsworth is getting her name heard in the music scene being a nominee in The Unsigned Music Awards 2016.

With brand new single  ‘Lies’ out now which is a song you instantly turn your head at, Zoe’s high vocals come through straight away so controlled and honeyed.

Every note hit it just surprises you in a brilliant way.

A video so simplistic in a great way  and fits the song fantastically!
Check it out below;

Follow Zoe on Twitter 

@Zoeumusic

WITH NEW WAVE FOLK GENRE AND A DEVOURING ATTITUDE LET ME INTRODUCE  YOU TO ‘GALLOWS GHOST’ AND THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘LICK YOUR WOUNDS’

What is your name?Kate Young 

 

What is the bands name?
Gallows Ghost 

 

How did you come up with bands name?
We came up with it as a homage to British Folk Horror 

 
What is your genre of music?

New Wave Folk

 

Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.
Gallows Ghost are like a bunch of barbarians coming over the hill!

We do our own myth making; Pairing action packed sonic intensity with narrative ambition – stories filled with enchantment, soaring strings, vivid guitars, and euphoric electronics… entwined in an irrepressible rush. These are songs you can take in quickly, but spend a life time devouring.
 

Describe eachother in one word.
Tribe

 
Are you a signed?

No
 Tell us more ‘ Lick Your Wounds’

Lick your wounds is the great big dirty great snake our set! It will devour you. 
 What was the recording process like?

We worked with Chris goulestone (Goldfrapp/Mushroom from Massive Attack) again on this track. Working with Chris is like creating in Frankenstein’s laboratory. You go in with the body of the song and come out with a monster! 

 

What was the writing process like?
Turn the amp to 11. Hit the fuzz pedal. Take a breath and see you on the other side.

 

Describe the track in three words.
Dark, sexy, heavy. 
 Are you heading out on tour or have any gigs planned?

We can’t wait for next year. We will be shooting a new video and our first gig of the year will be an acoustic set at St Pancras Old Church on the 2nd Feb. Then we are playing Treadwells Bookshop (the oldest Esoteric and mystical Bookshop in London) on the 10th and then our residency at The Courtyard in Hoxton continues on the 24th Feb. 

 

If so which cities will you be going?
London for the moment. It’s where we are from and we want to build from here.

 

What made you go in to music?
My passion for singing and writing has always been powerful in my life and music is the most important thing to me. Combining that with meeting the right people we then knew we wanted to evolve the band from there 

 

Do you play any instruments?
I play a little guitar and piano but I’ll leave the virtuosos to make it sound awesome! All the other members are so talented it blows my mind. 

 

Who are your influences?
So many! Led Zeppelin, Massive Attack, Alt J, Fairport Convention, Queens of the Stone Age, PJ Harvey, Alice in Chains, Moderat and possibly everything in between

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Influence for lyrics – poetry – my head!!!Tennyson/Yeats/Tolkien old traditional often macabre folk songs twisted into something modern. Often influenced by romantic paintings -Waterhouse/Rossetti/female warrior mysticism and empowerment. Battle/armour/fight/struggle/power/strength against adversity/love. 

Dark atmospheres – MR James ghost stories, Victorian gothic literature, anything macabre. 

Honest and deeply personal lyrics – pretty much always to do with real situations/feelings and relationships or experiences. Other times if it’s a vibe of a song I write poetry and lyrics according to how the mood is evocative to me. I Create a mood board inside my head and then try and link the images that the music makes me think of. Often a song can evolve from one line or lyric that the music from the boys made me feel or write down. 
 Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Our biggest dream is to carry on being able to make music and playing together. But Pyramid Stage wouldn’t go amiss…

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
Usually something creative. I paint and draw and make and sell jewellery. 

 

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

In my Time of Dying by Led Zeppelin 

 

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

To keep putting wood on your fire and keep it burning no matter how small or big the smoke goes out to the world. It’s your fire, so keep it alive regardless. 

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Do what you want and be yourself and true to your art. It’s so tough out there that it has to be worth it by feeling like you are creating your own imprint of how you view the world. 

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
‘A strong spirit transcends rules’ Prince

 

You work with Hush PR, how did that come about?

We have worked with Hush for our previous EP and so already have a great relationship with Sacha.

 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
My bodypaint, to warm up, to have an amazing time together, some water and for the cello’s not to be put in the cold before playing! 
 

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

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LONDON BASED DUO ‘LISBON KID’ A ALT,ACOUSTIC-ELECTRONICIA CHAT BOTH PARTS TO THEIR EP AND COLLABORATING WITH SARAH CRACKNELL.

 
What is your name?

Lisbon Kid

What is your genre of music?
Alt. Acoustic-Electronica

 Give us a little bio about you.

Alternative acoustic electronica duo. Purveyors of laid-back earworm beats and mellow reflective moments through finest sonics and curious ambience. Songs and tunes for after the night before.
 

Biography

Lisbon Kid is a new London-based alternative acoustic electronica duo formed just over a year ago and now beginning to make waves.

 

The band is comprised of London-based Portuguese musicians Danny de Matos and Rui da Silva. Between them they have had many successes on both sides of the Atlantic as award-winning writers and producers working within a wide range of genres from EDM to techno rock, alternative folk to indie pop. Most recently developing and producing Chloe Howl for Sony Columbia.

They have just completed their debut album, which is a seemingly effortless and laidback mix of electronica and acoustic instruments, often with ambient landscaping and employing elements of sound design. Added to this is a huge song-based pop sensibility and emotional lyrical content that gives the project the obvious uniqueness that is Lisbon Kid.

The writing and recording process for the project originally began in Portugal from whence the duo hail, and then eventually moved back to London for completion. They have taken an uncompromising audio approach, allowing them to achieve a real and obvious sonic excellence. Lisbon Kid have employed the best in both vintage valve audio signal paths and acoustic instruments in the analogue world, and also the latest software and techniques in the digital domain.

Their combined experience as cutting-edge producers in their respective fields has also contributed to the vast warmth and beauty of the sound of the project.

Lisbon Kid have recently been described as “Purveyors of laid-back earworm beats and mellow reflective moments through finest sonics and curious ambience… Songs and tunes for after the night before.”

The radio and synch-friendly debut album also contains various contributions from a select handful of well-known luminaries from the alternative music world additionally bringing their unique personalities and feel to the forthcoming long player.

Featured artists and vocalists include Sarah Cracknell (St. Etienne), Lisa Billson (Orbital/Loose Salute), electronic diva Queen Of Hearts and Icelandic alt. folk song siren Hafdis Huld.
 Are you a signed?

Yes we signed to the legendary Wall Of Sound label early 2016

You released Part 1 of ‘We Look At The Stars’ tell us more about it

It’s our third single and probably the most radio-friendly track from our debut album ‘Lisbon Kid’. It references 2 people being together by a harbour looking at the night sky. It features the beautifully voiced Sarah Cracknell from St Etienne and remixes from the likes of trip hop/electronica genius Howie B (U2, Bjork, Tricky)

Describe each track in two words.

We Look At The Stars (album version) – astral thinker

Howie B Polo Remix – spaced-out smasher
Warriors Of The Dystotheque Remix – popping nebula
It features Sarah Cracknell, how did the collaboration come about?

When we finished the instrumental we always had her in mind to do the vocal on it. We first played it to her at her house in Oxfordshire, England. She loved it straightaway. She told us it was very her and understood exactly what it needed. So we decided to go into the studio a few days later and see what would happen.

How did the recording go?

It was a really comfortable, quick and easy process. We’ve been friends for a long time. Sarah has just about one of the most iconic indie electronica voices there are. She has no idea about how good she is at what she does. We knew exactly what we wanted and that was for her to just be able to be herself. All it took was some tea and biscuits to get us going. We wrapped everything up including backing vocals and all the double tracking within a couple of hours.

 You released Part 2 on December 2nd, tell us more about this part.

We did a re-work on our usual melodic style that we didn’t want to include on the part one release as we wanted the focus to be on the original album version and the Howie B and Warriors Of The Dystotheque remixes. We also had Spatial Awareness do an acid style remix for those of a more ‘early Sunday morning still going in a Hoxton basement with pills’ type of persuasion.

 Describe each track in two words.

Lisbon Kid Re-work – melodica electronica
Spatial Awareness Remix – asteroid acid-tripper

 Are you heading out on tour or have any gigs planned?

We’re currently curating an art exhibition that’s happening at the end of February/beginning of March at The Dissenters’ Gallery in West London. It’s for the audio-visual version of this album that we’re releasing at the same time. We’ve carefully selected artists to do an artwork for each of the tracks on the album. They’ll be paintings, sculptures and installations too. The exhibition will run for 5 days during which the works will be obviously be exhibited, one will be being finished by the artist in situ at the time and we’ll do some ad hoc live performances and special DJ sets all accompanied by visual projections of the album of course. It’s all very exciting.

 If so which cities will you be going?

Apart form London we’ll most probably take the exhibition with us when we return to do our Sunset Sessions in Ibiza where we did 2 separate tours during the summer. We’ll more than likely have to do something in Lisbon itself. (We first played there last year at the Sao Jorge Cinema. A huge and classically beautiful old venue. ) We’re also looking to do festivals in the UK and Europe in the Summer 2017.

 What made you go in to music?

We’ve both been making music not long after we were kids miming in our bedrooms in front of a mirror. We still both feel compelled to do music everyday. It’s the one constant in our lives that makes us happy (apart from our families). Especially through all these difficult times we all seem to be going through. It’s a strange world right now and music is like a balm for the soul. It makes everything OK again for a while.

 Do you play any instruments?

Danny plays guitars, basses, banjos, ukuleles, mandolins. He also bashes weird percussion things around the studio and stuff he finds in the kitchen and plays strange old keyboards badly. He’s the ‘Head of the Strings Department’. Rui is the ‘Synthmeister’. He twiddles knobs and sliders for hours on end until they’re just right and he knows the name of every single one of them.

 Who are your influences?

We’re influenced by places and events AND people… Sunsets, Brian Eno, Erased Tapes, Alan Watts, Grandaddy, thunderstorms, Iron and Wine, walks on empty beaches, Pink Floyd, Paula Rego, Jon Hopkins, Steve Reich, Salvador Dali, Alentejo wine, The Coen Brothers, Stil Vor Talent, Arvo Part.

 How do you get inspiration to write songs?

We write from our experiences. From what we see and feel and think. Whether past or present. In order to do that, you have to just go and live. Sometimes away from your normal day-to-day life so that you can have those very experiences that you can then document through the music. The more you live the more you know and it’s always best to write about what you know.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

More of the same. We’re lucky to do what we do. So we’d hope to be making yet another album. We learn everyday and that keeps things fresh and current.

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

We both are voracious consumers of other artists’ work. Whether that be music or art or film. We try and use all those forms to learn from and let them seep into our own work. We spend a fair but of time in Portugal where we find it easier to watch the sea and the coast and nature in general doing its thing. It’s sometimes good to have a break from the craziness of London.

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

Shine On You Crazy Diamond

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

Do what you want to do.

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

Be yourself. Be kind. Believe. – Lisbon Kid.

 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

What we think, we become. – Buddha.

 You work with Hush PR, how did that come about?

Rui had already worked with Sacha and Danny had previously worked with the same company she was with before she went out on her own, so we were already aware of her and what she did. She heard the Lisbon Kid album and loved it. We wanted to work with the best so we insisted we get her to represent us. She agreed. It was all very easy and obvious really.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Capo, iPad for lyrics and arrangements, in-ear monitors, guitars, synths

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

http://www.facebook.com/lisbonkid
http://www.twitter.com/lisbon_kid

http://www.instagram.com/lisbon_kid