REVIEW: THE NEW SINGLE FROM JOHN ADAMS ‘THINGS THAT MAKE YOU BEAUTIFUL’ AND VISUALS THATS MAKES IT STAND OUT EVEN MORE.

John Adams is no stranger to the music scene,having shared the stage with the likes of Take That , Lamar and more. 
Here now with his brand new slow yet upbeat single ‘Things Make Yiu Beautiful’.

A distinctive sound from Johns vocals draws you in straight away and makes you really feel the lyrics being sang.

With powerful lyrics and very heart warming you instantly fall in love with Johns. 

It’s definitely made him shine even more now especially with the visuals which also makes the story to the track so real and fantastic.
Check it out below:

Make sure you also pre-order right here;

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POP HOUSE COMPOSER,PRODUCER AND SINGER MARTIN HELLEU FROM PARIS AKA STUDIO MONTAIGNE IS SET TO RELEASE ‘BELIEVE’ EP 



What is your name? 

Martin Helleu 

How did you come up with the stage name ‘Studio Montaigne? Originally this project started at school and as a duo but the name was Montaigne. After I graduated my friend and I launched this project in London.

 

What is your genre of music?

 Pop house.

 

Give us a little bio about yourself. 

I am from Paris and based there, I am a producer, composer and singer. Art is the most important thing to me. I guess it is a family affair.

 

Are you a signed band? 

Some ep’s have been released with labels Cascine and Irradiant Hologram but Studio Montaigne is not a signed band yet.

 

Your new Ep is called ‘Believe’ can you tell us more about it. 

We all need to believe in something. I guess I am just a believer. 

 

Did you work on it with anyone if so who? 

I composed and wrote “Believe” alone. Studio Montaigne is a solo project. 

 

What was the recording process like? How was the writing process for the song? 

The process was quite old school. Just a piano and my voice, the goal for me was to keep this song minimal.

 

Who did you play the EP to first?

 I like to share my new production with close friends. Some of them are musicians too and if they don’t like it, they always tell me for sure.

 

Do you have any UK gigs or a tour coming up or in planning? 

Not yet but we would love to play the Uk when the time is right.

 

if so where will you be heading? London for sure.

 

Do you play any instruments?

 I play the piano and synthesizer but I am self taught.

 

Who are your influences?

 It’s very eclectic: Raphael Saadiq, Disclosure, Duke Dumont, Paradis, French touch….

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

My inspirations are from love, or simple cool things.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 Years? 

I hope my music is successful so I can live in an island in my amazing studio with a view of the sea. 

 

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

I am working on music all of the time. I am also working on a second musical project but it’s a secret right now.. 

 

Where is your dream venue to play in your hometown?

 It would be at the top of the Montparnasse Tower. 

 

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

 Duke Dumont, I think he is a genius.

 

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

One of my biggest dreams would be to work with Beyonce.

 

What was the song you listened to most that encouraged you to get into the music scene?

 “Music sounds better with you” I was 12 when Stardust released this song, it has the best lyrics on earth to me! 

 

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

 If you think you are able to sing, do it.

 

Which show would you love your music to be played on? 

Any Tim Burton movies.

 

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

 Keep trying, don’t give up, be yourself.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow, learn as if you were to live forever” Ghandi

 

 

You get off a plane in your hometown, 

1/ where is the first place you visit

The Louvre 

2/ where is the first place you see 

The Panthéon

3/ where is the fist food place you go and what do you get

Probably the famous steak house “l’entrecote” you can order the best profiteroles.

 

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

My lucky mic, my keyboard, my friends, water and the lyrics of course

 

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

http://www.instagram.com/studiomontaigne/

http://www.facebook.com/studiomontaignemusic

http://www.facebook.com/studiomontaignemusic

http://www.twitter.com/studiomontaigne

 

Studio Montaigne’s forthcoming EP Believe will be available from 3rd March from Parisian record label Irradiant Hologram with remixes from Employee of the Year, Tero and Chine Larcoche.

REVIEW: AT IT AGAIN WITH MAGGIE MCCLURE RELEASES BRAND NEW SINGLE THAT YOU WILL BE SING ALONG TO ALL THE TIME ‘BE RIGHT HERE FOR YOU’ AND ITS GREAT!

LA based singer and songwriter Maggie McClure has had her. Hair played on many tv shows and now back with yet another catchy but so relaxed track that you take every word in and it’s magnificent.

The new single just proves my point, with Maggies vocals coming it with sweet yet silvery vocals just takes you in to your own world.

A instant dance song with a crazy upbeat instrumental which tells you Maggie is bubbly and just wants to get her music out there and perform for anyone. 

This is a track I can definitely see coming up in many more to shows and you need to watch out because Maggie McClure is ready to take over! 
Take a listen to Be Right Here For You;

Follow Maggie for all her latest updates right  now, you don’t want to miss a thing 

 
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SWEET GUM TREE IS A UNSIGNED SINGER AND SONGWRITER FROM FRANCE AND READY TO SHARE HIS JOURNEY ON NEW LP ‘SUSTAIN THE ILLUSION’ GET TO KNOW MORE ABOUT HIM

What’s your name?
Arno Sojo. I opted for the Sweet Gum Tree moniker in 2009 when initiating my solo project.

 

Give us a little bio about you.

I was born and raised in France, where I still live. I’ve been recording music and touring for a couple of decades already, mostly as a guitar player, in countless bands. At some point I set up Sojo Glider with my brother and my girlfriend, and we release three albums, notably “Man Sleeps To Forget”(2008, Discograph), which we recorded in New-York with producer Malcolm Burn (known for his work with Bob Dylan, Iggy Pop or Patti Smith, among others). The band barely survived this third LP and soon it made sense to go solo.

 

How would you describe your music?

I like blending textures and atmospherics with a more traditional singer-songwriter approach. There’s a bit of shoegaze and dream pop in there. You could label it as poetic, melancholic, romantic, cinematic (and a hundred more words in ”-ic’’, not implying pathetic !)

 

Are you a signed artist?

No, I release the music through my own imprint, which has distribution deals with The Orchard for digital and Plastic Head for physical.

 

You’re set to release a brand-new album, ‘Sustain The Illusion’, could you tell us the meaning behind the title?

The title nods to Wes Anderson’s movie “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, itself based on the writings of Stefan Zweig about Europe sinking into barbarity in the 1930’s, which retains much relevance today. The illusion being referred to would be that of humanity. Hence the lyric bit in the song called The Gift : “If we cannot make this world humane, at least we can sustain the illusion with grace”.

 

Try and describe each track in two words!

BREAKING THE BOND : light-and-shade, liberation

TWINKLE : playfulness, philosophy

SOMEDAY : utopia, pacifism

ROLLERCOASTER : female, courage

FAIRWEATHER FAITH : friendship, betrayal

STARS ALIGN : romance, fate

GUILT TRIP : witch hunt

CLEAN SLATE : childhood, memories

BURN YOUR ICONS : heroes, society

THE GIFT : father, son

KEEPER : darkness, lullaby

 

What was the writing process like?

Fresh, spontaneous, urgent, visceral, liberating. No written scores as opposed to the classically-arranged previous album. More heartfelt this time, less cerebral.

 

What was the recording process like?

After “The Snakes You Charm & The Wolves You Tame” and its cast of twenty plus musicians playing live, it felt weird and lonely but also playful to work on the initial home recordings. I had to rely on myself and technology to bring those new songs to life. I enjoyed getting to play a lot of different instruments : drums, keyboards and bass in addition to the guitars and vocals. I got myself a cheap analog drum machine, which was fun to use and sounded pretty good. As much as the previous record relied on acoustic textures and natural instruments, this time I enjoyed shaping sounds with otherworldly qualities. When I was ready to go to a proper studio I played the material to Irish producer David Odlum, as we’d planned from the start. He’s great at bringing out the best in you, never forcing things out, acting more like a revelator, with a lot of patience, understanding and sensitivity. With musicians Romy (keyboards) and Elise (violin) we went to do some live recordings for a couple of days at Studio Black Box, where David is a resident engineer. The last overdubs and the mixing were completed months after that, so we might have lost some momentum there, but we definitely gained perspective.

 

Are you heading out on tour with the Album?

We’re working on it, there are a few dates being scheduled for the Spring, but hopefully in the Fall I might be able to tour more extensively, fingers crossed.

 

You have confirmed you are performing on the 5th April at The Good Ship, are you excited?

Sure, London is my favourite travelling destination, and yet I’ve only played there once before. As humbling as it can be to perform in culturally rich cities, there’s also usually a better reception of the project.

 

You have collaborated with some great names, Isobel of Belle &Sebastian, Earl Harvin of Tindersticks, and many more, what was it like to work with them?

It was thrilling, rewarding, and kind of unreal. Working with those artists I admire took none of the magic away, and I’m glad I’ve got those recordings to remind me that I haven’t been dreaming. Their presence on the project felt like a validation of my ideas, and it helped me build a bit more self-confidence. They certainly enhanced the songs a great deal, but then so did every other musician I’ve had the pleasure to work with, famous or not.

 

Did you receive any advice?

Very little actually, perhaps out of respect for my own vision, which those musicians were trying to help me achieve, and it even strikes me that I never followed the rare piece of advice that was offered by those heroes of mine, like when Isobel Campbell suggested recording a French version of “Bird Of Passage” for instance. But then we’re both self-admitted control freaks !

 

What made you first go into music?

I had an epiphany listening to Pink Floyd at the age of two, and since then, playing records, writing songs and performing them has been my main interest in life.

 

Are you playing at any festivals this year?

Not yet, but I’m still hoping to.

 

What are your favourite instruments to play?

Guitar first, and then piano. I got my first six-string at the age of three, and it’s been my obsession ever since.

 

Who are your musical influences?

Gaz Coombes, Kurt Vile, David Bowie, The Church, Talk Talk, Doves, David Sylvian, Lloyd Cole, Echo & the Bunnymen, Elysian Fields, Joseph Arthur, Ed Harcourt, Badly Drawn Boy…

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

It’s hardly ever a conscious process, that’s the beauty of inspiration. The main ideas come out of the blue, knocking at your door. Suddenly a song is here for you to capture. Of course every creative mind is like a sponge and so you constantly absorb things, from life, from other works of art… Sooner or later some of that gets recycled one way or another, feeding your imagination.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?

Probably still where I am today, perhaps living in a foreign country, like Canada… I don’t really have a plan for the rest of my life, and it feels great. My only certainty is that I’ll still be writing and recording music, as I always have, regardless circumstances, whether I have an audience or not, making art for art’s sake…

 

When you’re not involved in music, what do you like to do?

Well… playing records, reading books, going to the movies, but most of all spending time with my son, this is the best part, the most fun.

 

What was the song that made you want to go into the music scene?

“Under The Milky Way” by Australian band The Church. As a teenager I recall standing spellbound for those 4:59 minutes of velvet underkill, and by the time the song ended, my life had changed : a part of myself that I didn’t know was there had been revealed to me, and all of a sudden I knew who I was, in all my human complexity. In terms of mood, texture, this song stood out at the time from other productions. I still can’t believe it became such a hit, but it paved the way for the belief that this kind of “melancholic” music, reflecting a particular set of values, not the most commonly shared, could still somehow, almost accidentally, seduce large audiences.

 

If your music was featured in a TV show or Film which one would it be?

I don’t know, it could end up in many places I think, not necessarily the most predictable ones. But someone should get “The Gift” featured in a romantic comedy, that might actually make sense.

 

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

To remain true to myself.

 

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

Become who you are, and don’t be afraid to value the things that make you special, different, and ultimately unique.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

There are many of them, but here’s a good one, from the Serenity Prayer by Reinhold Niebuhr : “To have the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference”.

 

When you come back off tour, what is the…

First place you visit?

Angers (France), my hometown.

 

First person you see?

My kid.

 

First thing you eat?

Tofu.

 

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

– Which songs made the setlist

– The line-up

– The vibe from the audience, people’s behaviour, which can transcend the show or ruin it all

– Ultimately, that unexpected moment when you make eye contact with the performer during a song

– The occasional little chat with the musicians after the show

 

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

facebook.com/SweetGumTree

twitter.com/SweetGumTree

youtube.com/user/SweetGumTreeSongs

PARIS ARTIST STUDIO MONTAIGNE SET TO RELEASE NEW EP ‘BELIEVE’

Studio Montaigne real name Martin Helleu is from the City of Light Paris, he is a writer, composer, arranger and producer of his own music. Heavily influenced by early ‘80s, Italo-Disco, German Pop, techno and ‘90s dance music. Lover of electronic sounds diverse as French royalty Daft Punk to Michael Jackson, Armand Van Helden to Visage… it was the French touch sounds of the ‘90s especially Stardust’s The Music Sounds Better With You which was his musical awakening. Embarking on his journey from duo to solo artist and live band set up, releasing music under different guises, SM DJ-ed for Vogue Paris, and dabbled in remixes but his true passion sits within vocals, writing his own material, and releasing music on stand out record labels such as Cascine in New York. French musician Studio Montaigne gets ready to drop his latest offering Believe, a slow French touch sound inspired Extended Play that you can easily imagine becoming a Balearic classic throughout the Summer, on new electronic dance pop record label Irradiant Hologram still in its infancy but quickly becoming the home of breaking talent in Paris. The EP features a cover by the exceptional Employee of the Year French electronic dance duo producers, and reworks from up and coming talent Tero DJ and film producer from South Korea, and Chine Laroche a young multi instrumentalist female producer.

Also this afternoon get to know more about Studio Montaigne with my interview going live at 3 

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REVIEW: A LATEST RELEASE FROM CANADIAN ARTIST JULIA CARLUCCI WITH ‘TAKE ME DOWN’ 

Julie Carlucci is Canadian singer songwriter with powerhouse vocals that grabs your attention as soon as the first note is hit.

‘Take Me Down’ brings a fun upbeat song that is catchy and carries you along the beat with a electrifying story of how Julia was taken down but still has fight in her. 
A song that can be listened to on a train journey to just sitting in your room and doing your work yet still gives you all the energy of getting the things done. 

A video to show the power throughout makes the song even more magnificent.

Check out Take Me Down 

Download Take Me Down 

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MANCHESTER POST-PUNK TRIO ‘TYPES’ TALK TO ME ABOUT THE INFLUENCES ON THE NEW LP ‘THE FUTURE IS CLOSE ENOUGH’ 

What are your names?Adam Walsh, Dean Glover and BJ Robbo

Tell us the story behind the name ‘ TY PES’.

It was originally a piss take out of all the other monosyllabic band names with weird spellings, except ours is actually spelt correctly. 

What is your genre of music?

It’s been called post-post-punk… it’s like atmospheric weird guitar music with synths and electronic stuff going on? who knows

Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.

after years of being in other bands and other projects – we decided to try and take a new approach to putting music together, once we’d done that we then had to figure out how to play it live so rather than recruit new musicians to help us play it we preferred the challenge of doing it all just as a three piece – so after we’d set up all this new equipment and figured out how to use it live, that then became our blueprint and template for new music, most of which became our new LP.

Are you a signed?

we’ve not signed anything at all up to now.

You are releasing new mini Album/EP The Future Is Close Enough’, tell us more about it.

it’s a collection of songs about the modern world, about how trade, shipping, delivery and consumerism in general is taking over all our lives and there’s not much we can do about it – and while we’re not the only band in Manchester who are writing music concerned with the world around us, we tried not to be so aggressive and direct with it, we tried to put a more reflective and personal perspective on things and ultimately, even if it is bad now… it won’t be long before it breaks up and everything slowly comes good again. or will it?

Describe each track in 3 words?

untitled building society intro and interlude were some of the first tracks we used to test out all our equipment with and they just became good starting points

overhead power lines is about being in one place when you’re on your way to the next place… wherever it may be
it’s like a morgue in here is the dark, fucked up minimal track that’s kind of about articulating the more awkward, difficult conversations in life.
mild learning difficulties is about risk taking, all our futures are currently being gambled away on a daily basis sometimes without us even knowing it so we might as well just fuck the consequences and do whatever it is we’re considering doing.
k-wave was a song wrote fairly recently — when we wake up in the morning, and we check our smartphones with only one eye open and read the devastating news notification on the lock screen… that’s what set it off anyway, if you google what a k-wave is, then the lyrics make a lot more sense – it’s a really positive song, and kind of sums up the whole LP – the future is close enough, so don’t panic. 
china shipping is about when we’re eventually surrounded by shipping containers everywhere.
tropical? even i don’t know.
What was the writing process like ?/What was the recording process like?

pretty straight forward, it was basically let’s play it together until the song kind of figures itself out and then when the feel of the whole thing is right, just go and record it… quickly.  

you are playing The Blinders – The Feeling Weekender, how did that come about?

i (Dean) produced their first EP and i’ve been to see them a fair amount of times so watching them develop into what they are now has been pretty cool, so yeah when they announced they were planning on some Manchester dates it made sense for us to support them.

What are you most looking forward too?

when the LP goes live on spotify and i can play it through 

Will you be touring this year with your EP? 

maybe, we want to start putting on our own club nights, events, shows first though

Do you play any instruments?

on stage we’re a live drummer, live guitarist and a live singer… and all three of us are in charge of controlling other sound sources and various sonics.

Who are your influences?

influences on this LP have been a lot of Underworld, The Chemical Brothers, Caribou mixed in with our usual taste in music of Interpol, Ride, DIIV, Tame Impala etc etc.

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

producing other band’s music instead

Do you have social media pages for fans to follow you? 

all our links and stuff are all listed here – http://www.ttyyppeess.co.uk