REVIEW: ‘BROKEN’ IS THE NEW RELEASE FROM FROM AUSSIE ARTIST JO COOPER AND IT HAS A VIDEO WITH IT!

Jo Cooper is an Australian artist ready to take on anything that is put her way! This release of Broken, straight away makes you want to listen twice before you even finish watching the first time.
Having a beautiful vocal melody that really takes the track to the next level makes it so deep and personal giving you shivers. A song that makes you just want to listen carefully but still enjoy it and you do!
The vision of Broken brought to life by Simon Smith & Ed Reiss brings it to life like a short movie that takes your breath away.
An artist full of passion is something a musician needs and Jo Cooler has definitely got it and I guarantee the whole world will know of Jo very soon!
Check out ‘Broken’ and the video below;

Check out ‘Broken’ and the video below;

On another note Jo will be here in the UK in July mainly around London so if you like Jo’s sound pop her a message on social media!
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‘I HAVE FOUR NAMES’ IS BACK WITH A BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘IH4N’ MAKE SURE YOU TAKE A LISTEN

I Have Four Names is from Sydney and just want to showcase his music to the world with love and he definitely does it. Bass Driven Rock with some electro twinge to make them fun!

Track one is the same as the Album name ‘IH4N’ basically when I saw this I thought it’s an introductory and it definitely was, even though I have heard his last release in 2015 ‘The Other Hand Is Always Greener’ it stills gives that impression that this is what he wanted to do. 

Track 2 ‘ The Other Hand Is Always Greener’  a heavy upbeat song that has a costant flow of his creativeness that you want to get on repeat! 

vocally rough but still so calming to listen to I think it shows who IHFN is all about perfectly! 

Then moves on to track 3 ‘ Are We Clear,Krystal’ again a deep heavy feel but still has instrumental that’s makes it unique and catchy lyrics to sing along too. 
This is just three of the sixteen tracks on the album which just takes you a musical journey and wows everytime 
Take a listen for yourself;

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BROTHERS LUKE AND AARON FROM AUSTRALIA TRAVELLED TO LA AND FOUND MARCO AND DYLAN , THEN CREATED THIS AWESOME ROCK,FUNK AND HIP HOP STYLE GENRE AND CALLED THEMSELVES ‘SHIKOBI’ CHECK THEM OUT!

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What are our names?
Luke Hession and Aaron Hession 

What is the band name?

Shikobi 

How did you come up with the band name?

Luke loved the word Shinobi, in reference to the ancient Japanese Warrior, and Aaron loved the word Inca, which is a reference to the Inca people who worshiped the Sun.. There was already a band named Shinobi, so we came up with the word Shikobi, and we eventually dropped the Inca as it didn’t quite flow. So it’s a made up word with no meaning, but we’ve come to give it the meaning of “Modern Day Rock Warriors”.

What is your genre of music?
We like to think we are Rock at the core, with a heavy funk and hip hop influence.
Give us a little bio about you as a band and individuals.

Raw and emotive hard rock collective Shikobi, has quickly found success with their unique blend of experimental hard rock, funk and hip-hop. The group formed in January 2014 with Australian brothers Aaron and Luke Hession writing songs in their Gold Coast home. Fueled by their intense live show, Shikobi went from a local garage band playing DIY gigs to a successful touring band selling out high-profile venues in less than a year. The hard rock group also landing a coveted #1 spot on the top 100 countdown on Australia’s famed Triple J Unearthed radio station.
With a twist of fate, Aaron and Luke decided to relocate to Los Angeles where drummer Dylan Hayden and bassist Marco Barrientos, joined the band to complete the lineup in April 2015. Since then, Shikobi has been building a steady following in the US.

Shikobi’s debut EP Pull The Trigger is reminiscent of early Linkin Park, Rage Against The Machine, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The four-track release recorded at the famed London Bridge studios in Seattle, showcases the group’s signature sound of soaring melodic rap and rock vocals with heavy and explosive guitar riffs. The leading single “Here We Go Again” commands the listener’s attention with catchy hooks over grungy and gritty instrumentation. “Pull The Trigger” is a powerful anthem addressing the important issue of gun control and lack of gun laws in the US. All in all, the EP is hard hitting, energetic and evocative.
“We cannot ignore and must address key social issues. But there is a time to dance, love, party, and celebrate the lighter side of life.” – Aaron Hession
Aaron and Luke, you are from Australia, what was the move like from there to LA? 

Coming from Australia we’ve always known about the infamous live music institutions in West Hollywood / LA, so to perform and watch other bands perform in these venues has been an exciting ride.

Do you miss Aus? 

We miss friends and family, but overall, we love living here.

We know you and Luke are brothers so how did it come about Dylan and Marco joining you?

When we first decided to move over we began to search for a bassist and drummer which lead us to finding Marco and Dylan. They’ve been the perfect addition to our style and are our brothers from other mothers.

Are you a signed?

No, but we’re open to all offers.

Your new Single ‘ Here We Go Again’ is brilliant, can you tell us more about that.

It’s actually the first song we ever wrote. We entered it with an underground radio station competition in Australia where it reached the #1 spot. It’s a song celebrating the lighter side of life, and a night on the town.

What was the process of the single like? 

It was an awesome experience. We recorded in Seattle at the infamous London Bridge Studios with the very talented Eric Liliavois producing the track. 

Your Debut EP ‘ Pull The Trigger’ is set to release in 23rd Sept 16 whats the meaning behind? 

Pull The Trigger is the title track from the EP. It addresses current social issues of gun control and lack there of.

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

The other two tracks not yet mentioned are Fight To Be Free, and Alive. Fight To Be Free is about conformity, social and political oppression, and power of people rallying against this.

Are we able to pre-order ‘Pull The Trigger’ now? 

No, the EP will be available on September 23rd.

Are you heading out on tour with the EP? 

We are currently negotiating and Australian and US tour later this year. We can’t wait to hit the road.

If so which cities will you be going?

As above.

What made you go in to music?

We grew up surrounded by music. Whilst we pursued other careers and interests, it’s always been our number one passion. It felt inevitable for us to finally pursue this dream of ours.

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

Not at this stage.
Do you play any instruments?

During live performances Aaron focuses solely on vocals, and Luke guitar and vocals.

Who are your influences?

We have many influences, but our sound is most reflective of Rage Against The Machine, early Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Linkin Park.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

It comes when it comes, at all different times and places. There is no set formula or process, we write when ideas come to us.

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Either in the Hollywood Hills, or back at mums place in Australia. It’s all or nothing.

AUSTRALIAN SINGER/SONGWRITER’KATJA’ CHATS HER SINGLE ‘RIDE THE WAVE’ AND MORE CHECK OUT WHAT ELSE WAS SAID BELOW

What made you go in to music?Ever since I was really little, I have been obsessed with music and its ability to move people all over the world. Music became my escape and best friend during painful or lonely moments from when I was really little. 

Tell us more about your track ‘Ride The Wave”.

I had the idea to use the Indigenous Australian musical instrument the Didgeridoo in a pop track for such a long time! I wanted to create a song that captured the magic of Australia sonically and lyrically. 

You featured as ‘Elsa’ on Princess Rap Battles , how did that come about?

The Princess Rap Battle was presented to me by a mutual friend of the lady that had the idea to have Elsa rap against Snow White. I thought it was a hilarious idea! But it also was a really interesting look into women as roles models and how they were portrayed back in the 1930’s compared to now.

What was the process like when you filmed it? 

The day of filming went so fast! I remember getting up super early to do my hair and make up before going onto set. The girls were so much fun! It was like going to a birthday party where we all dressed as our favorite princesses and filmed the experience!

Who are your influences?

This is so awesome! I have never really been asked this question without the word “music” attached to it. Because the truth is we are all influenced by so many. I am honestly mostly influenced by people who choose to give love and kindness. There are some amazing people that I have had the opportunity to meet, such as the warriors, survivors and family members of those that have passed, on my recent trip to Atlanta with the Doctors Hospital where I performed at the Relay for Life. Every single person had a story filled with heartache, struggle and strength. 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Every experience inspires me to write music. I am that girl that sits in the corner, by herself, at a party just watching. Creepy? Yeah maybe a little. I am so intrigued by people, how they interact. What motivates us, what makes us passionate. Of course, the crazy mystery that is love is a huge collaborator with my music. Is there a certain someone out there – the other half of me? Will I know them if I met them? And all the crap we have to sift through on the journey to finding them.

If you could collaborate with one another Artist who would it be?

CARLOS SANTANA! His soul is a melody! 

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

I am a bit of a gaming geek, so if I am not writing, producing or recording, you will probably find me sitting on my ass wth a big bag of chips playing Witcher 3 with my dog beside me. I will also usually be live streaming to #Katjators (like Gladiators only more awesome!)
 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
That which you resist, persists. Meaning don’t try to repress your emotions. Don’t deny your feelings or your instincts. 

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

The best advice I can give, is be willing to do it all yourself. If you are truly passionate about art, music and expressing experiences and emotion through music, you will find a way to do it. Don’t wait around for someone to give you permission or to do it for you.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“True friends stab you in the front” Oscar Wilde. 

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
1. Me! When all else fails, I can just stand up and sing!

2. My microphone

3. Music

4. In ear monitors

5. WATER! (Although, most of the time I forget to drink water during my sets)
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you
Absolutely!
YouTube: http://katja.la/katjasub

Spotify: http://katja.la/katjaspotify

Apple Music: http://katja.la/katjamusic

Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/katjaglieson

Twitter: http://twitter.com/katjaglieson

Instagram: http://instagram.com/katjaglieson

Facebook: http://facebook.com/katjamusic

Website: http://katjaglieson.com

Vine: http://vine.co/katjaglieson

Snapchat/musical.ly: @katjaglieson

live.me: ‘katja’