NEWS: LISBON KID ARE BACK AND ON THE 20TH APRIL 2017 THEY ARE HAVING THEIR ALBUM AND LIMITED EDITION VINYL LAUNCH!

Lisbon Kid the electronica duo made up of Danny de Matos and Rui da Silva based in London. The duo will be celebrating the release of their album launch and you need to be there! expect a whole lot of of fun and music to make your mind blow.
‘ Call and Response’ at the Dissenters Gallery at 6:30pm
20th April – 23rd April 17

Tickets available from
http://dissentersgallery.com/events/event/lisbon-kid-call-and-response/
Its a double celebration as the release of their VINYL will also be happening to celebrate RECORD STORE DAY TOO!
Check out Lisbon Kid’s website for more info and what they are up too;

http://www.lisbonkid.com/

REVIEW: THE DEBUT SINGLE ‘ CRYIN’ FOR YOU’ FROM ‘TOOTH & NAIL’ IS HERE! 

Tooth and Nail are a duo based in Leeds with a Grunge-Soul, Blues and vocals to make you feel warm inside. 
A big guitar solo to set the song up perfectly, a song to make you relaxed but also a track you would hear on a tv show and radio on repeat! 
Check it out for yourself 

https://m.soundcloud.com/saintinthecitypr/tooth-nail-cryin-for-you
Also Tooth &a Nail have a few gigs coming up too;
15th April – The Old Blue Last, LONDON

19th May – The Library, LEEDS

15th June – The Eagle Inn, MANCHESTER
For ticket info, head to toothandnailmusic.co.uk 

Follow Tooth & Nail on Social Media;

Twitter @toothandnailuk & Facebook facebook.com/toothandnailuk

REVIEW: FOLK DUO TALL HEIGHTS SET TO DROP DEBUT ALBUM IN MARCH FOR ITS UK RELEASE AND I GOT AN SNEAK PEAK

Storming spotify plays with over 11 million plays and signing with Sony Music, Boston duo are definitely on a ride of their life…UK GET READY FOR TALL HEIGHTS!

 

Hearing of these before getting their album in my inbox,I was very excited to hear what they had been up too!

 

With their vocals that are so magically and out you in a musical trance as soon as they sing, its safe to say they did it again to me!

 

starting off is ‘ Iron On Fire’ a heavy drum beat but yet still have their folk feel and the vocals that are so smooth it just makes the track even more amazing.

 

Then track two comes in with high vocals showing the different ranges these guys have and it blows you away every time, making you feel the lyrics to ‘Spirit Cold’ and the instrumental that accompanies it beautifully.

You are then just carried along ‘River Wider’ with a story and a peaceful trail of magic being spread over you on a long journey out.

Amazingly produced and one to have on repeat.

 

Not wanting to give everything away Im  stopping at just the three tracks above because you need to get your hands on this in March to listen to all 12 of the duo’s track that are so professional and made with passions.

 

GET READY!

 

Whilst you here is their latest single set to drop on the 17th February 2016 WITH A VIDEO TOO;

http://www.vevo.com/watch/tall-heights/spirit-cold/USSM21601018

 

Follow Tall Heights right now:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/tallheights

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

Official Website: http://www.tallheights.com/

 

THE TWO ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS @shmoomusic WHO HAVE ALREADY RELEASED ‘GHOST’ ARE SET FOR MORE IN 2017,CHECK OUT OUR CHAT 

What are your names? 
David and Neil Newport (we’re brothers)

What is your band name?
Shmoo

How did you come up with your name?
A character in an 80’s Cartoon called the New Shmoo was the inspiration 

What is your genre of music?
80’s Electronic Synth Driven Indie Dance Pop Rock

 

Give us a little bio about you as a duo and individuals.
“We are Electronic Musicians.” who have garnered rave reviews from the likes of XFM’s Jon Kennedy, Manchester DJ Dave Haslam, Steve Lamacq, BBC Introducing, Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music amongst others.
Here’s what others have said…
M.E.N – “a sonic mash-up between Kraftwerk, MGMT and Daft Punk”
BBC Introducing – “a junior Orbital, Shmoo mix mammoth dance, raw garage band and full-blown pop…”
City Life – “…a band Kasabian could never dream of becoming”

 What made you go in to music?

We are very creative people and music is a great outlet for this… with Electronic Music there is so much potential in sound exploration, especially when using a Synthesiser 

Are you a signed?
We are releasing our current music through On On Recordings…

You have just released ‘ Ghost’ tell us more about it.

“From the shadows of an all-consuming two years, which have seen us experiencing the highs and lows of what life can bring, we’ve emerged with a certain new depth and meaning to our work.”

Ghost is a heady mix of emotions, which twists and turns with heartfelt lyrics leaving haunting questions encased within a well produced slice of Moog-laden electronics. 808s thump in the background and melodic rolling bass lines flow under the catchy minimalist electronics.
You will find the full Official “Ghost” Press Release here: http://www.onon.co.uk/pr

Tell us more about any future releases, EP? album?

We have a brand new release out on 09-12-16 called “pLaStIc SuRgErY” the Animated Music Video is on line here: MailScanner has detected a possible fraud attempt from “youtu.be” claiming to be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1-y_LAgf1GM&list=PLIDZDl7iPRJ9lzaSqq7CFeJxZ19TDG9Ni

You can Pre-Order the track on iTunes here: https://itun.es/gb/Q1rZfb
The release also includes track “Disguise” 

Album coming 2017…

Have you guys got any gigs coming up?

We have something quite unique and special happening next year so Keep an eye on our website http://www.shmoo.co.uk for all upcoming news and info etc…

If you could collaborate with any UK artist who would it be?

Noel Gallagher…

If you could collaborate withy any USA artist who would it be?

Lady Gaga… 


Where is your dream venue or festival to play? 
Moog Fest or some beautiful situated Festival across the world playing to a back drop of shire amazing beauty 

Do you play any instruments? 
Piano, Keyboards, Synthersizers, Drums, Drum Machines, Bass & Electric guitar… even known to play a didgeredoo

 Who are your influences?

Air // Les Rythmes Digitales // Daft Punk // Kraftwerk // Portishead
 

How do you get inspiration for all your tracks?

Being in our studio surrounded by all our Analog equipment can be inspirational in itself…

 Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years? 

Still being creative… Writing, Recording, Mixing and Producing more music… and getting it out all over the world

 

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

We like to think of our selves as artists in our own right, we also are heavily evolved is the design and art work that accompanies the music and we have even directed and Filmed our own Music Videos, as well as collaborated with others

How did working with On On PR come about? 
They have seen what we can do in terms of our music and our work with film, and they wanted to work with us , and its a great platform to showcase what we do as well as release our music through their recording arm..

What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 
Anything from Portishead and Massive attack to Oasis and The Beatles 

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

We’ve heard a lot of different things along the way, the main thing is really work hard and just keep going… this is a crazy industry, with highs and lows, but when its good !! dam it can be good!!!

 

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

Be true to what you want to be, and keep creating the music that you want to create
 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“Always have a Back up” … so you are prepared if a piece of electronic equipment fails at an important moment

In your hometown where is your go to place to go after you’ve come back from hitting the road?
All depends on what time we get back as quite often it can be at some stupid hour in the morning

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 
There is more than 5, but there’s a check list… ”in-ears”, “spare cables”, “key board stands”, “drum stuff”, ”back-ups” etc etc

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

Shmoo Links:
Official Website: http://www.shmoo.co.uk

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

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

Soundcloud: http://www.soundcloud.com/shmoomusic

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/shmoomusic

Bandcamp: http://www.shmoo.bandcamp.com

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/shmoomusic

ITS GETTING FESTIVE AND ITS ALL THANKS TO MAGGIE MCCLURE AND SHANE HENRY WITH THEIR NEW CHRISTMAS SONG ‘CHRISTMAS TIME’

Take a listen to ‘Christmas Time’ whilst you read 

https://soundcloud.com/maggiemcclure/christmastime-again-1



What are your names?
 Maggie McClure and Shane Henry
What is your genre of music? 

Maggie McClure: Singer/Songwriter, Pop/Rock 

Shane Henry: 

Rock/Blues
Give us a little bio about you as a duo and individuals: 
About Maggie McClure

The Norman, Okla-bred, Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/pianist Maggie McClure has spent a good amount of her career placing her songs on TV shows such as Dr. Phil, Cougar Town, The Real World, The Vineyard, and The Hills, as well as in feature films like Cowgirls N’ Angels. Her smooth, confessional songwriting has made her a natural for these formats. Maggie has performed more than 1000 shows throughout her career in over 40+ states in the U.S. at iconic venues such as The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles to Rockwood Music Hall in NYC, and everywhere in between. Her original piano-driven songs empower and inspire listeners with a positive message of hope, love, and faith. Maggie’s third and newest album, Time Moves On — produced by Justin Glasco, whose work includes Dan Wilson (songwriter of Adele’s hit “Someone Like You”), Gary Jules, & Tyler Hilton – chronicles her move from Oklahoma to L.A. and centers on the mental and physical bravery it takes to push yourself in an unknown city and make people pay attention and convince them to be part of your dream. Maggie has recently opened for Sara Bareilles, Alicia Witt, Walk Off The Earth, Tony Lucca, and others. Additionally, you can hear her singing on ABC Family/Freeform’s “The Mistle-Tones”, as well as Disney’s “Violetta”, where she sang the English role of Violetta for Season 1 now airing worldwide on Disney Channel. You can catch her singing on an American Girl / Megabloks National Commercial now airing on TV networks such as Disney Channel and Nikelodeon. Maggie also had the privilege of singing the National Anthem at the very first NBA playoff game in Oklahoma history with more than 18,000 people in attendance.
 About Shane Henry

Shane Henry, singer/songwriter/guitarist originally from Oklahoma City and now living in Los Angeles, began his musical journey at age 19 when he played 30 national dates on the B.B. King Festival Tour opening for B.B. King. He then signed with noteworthy indie label Shanachie Records, and with fellow musicians Double Trouble (Stevie Ray Vaughan’s band), Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Kevin Bowe, Shane’s album, Deliverance, was recorded and distributed in stores nation-wide. Shane’s musical style has evolved over the years from a heavy blues-influenced style to what is now an eclectic blend of rock, soul, blues, and pop. Listeners compare his sound to Lenny Kravitz, The Black Keys, and Gary Clark Jr. Shane has opened for many notable acts such as Etta James, The Neville Brothers, Jonny Lang, Doyle Bramhall II, Edwin McCain, Joe Bonamassa, Johnny Winter, Grand Funk Railroad, and many others. He is currently playing shows across the country, from national festivals to popular venues and events. Shane’s new album Light in the Dark, which was fan-funded via Kickstarter, will be released in April 2017. Many TV shows including The Young and The Restless and Running Wild with Bear Grylls plus feature films such as Approaching the Unknown (starring Mark Strong and Luke Wilson) are presently featuring Shane’s music. 

 Maggie and Shane tour, write, record, and work together often. The dynamic duo has performed hundreds, if not thousands of shows together, including their performance of the Official Holiday Halftime Show and the National Anthem at Madison Square Garden for the NY Knicks in December 2015. You can hear their original holiday single “First Thing On My Christmas List” in rotation on Magic 104.1 during the holiday season. To follow up their 2015 release of EP “Happiest of Holidays”, the duo just released a new original holiday single, “Christmastime Again”.
Are you signed? 
We currently are not signed, but have both had deals in the past.
Tell us more about your track ‘Christmastime Again”. 

It’s a fun new original holiday track of ours that mentions many of the classic holiday songs that we all know and love. It also shines a light on the real reason for the season. 
What was the writing process like for ‘Christmastime Again’ ? 

Shane and I came up with the musical idea and melody for “Christmastime Again” in early 2016 and had a co-writing session specifically for the song with our co-writer Jeff Silbar in May 2016. We spent an entire day writing it, and just like the other holiday songs we’ve written with Jeff, it came very naturally. Jeff had the idea to reference well-known Christmas carols/songs in the chorus, which we agreed it made for a good chorus hook.

Will you be releasing an EP or album If so will you be doing a christmas one together or maybe a EP individually? 

This year we are releasing the holiday single. Last year we released a holiday EP and next year we plan to release a holiday album. Shane is releasing a new album in 2017 and I am releasing a new EP in 2017.
Will you be touring this year? 

We will both be touring for the remainder of this year and in 2017, individually and together.
If So where will you be heading?

We have a few holiday shows lined up in Dallas, TX, Norman, OK, and surrounding areas. Then in 2017 we will be on a national US tour. 
What made you go in to music? 

We both have always had a deep love for music. It’s an amazing form of communication. The love of music and performing both got us interested in music careers.
Maggie your music has been heard on many tv networks in the US,how was that?

 It’s been awesome having my songs on many tv networks all over the world. It is very surreal to hear something in a movie theater or on TV that I wrote and am singing on.
Which one has been your favourite?

 My favorite time so far of my music being featured in film/tv would have to be the opening credits of feature film, “Cowgirls N’ Angels”.
Shane you have opened up for many great musicians, did you get any advice from them? 

“If you ever find yourself in a rut, write yourself out of it.”
Do you play any instruments? Maggie – I play piano. 

Shane – I play guitar. 
Who are your influences? 

Maggie – Carole King, Bonnie Raitt, Sarah McLachlan 

Shane – Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Buckley, Otis Redding
How do you get inspiration to write songs? 

We get inspired to write songs from our life experiences, conversations, relationships, observations, our faith, nature, other music, poetry, films, and much more. We try to see the inspiration in all that we can.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

 In 5 years we hope to be still making music, releasing records, touring, appearing in film/tv, having our music in film/tv/commercials, taking things to the next level in general. We definitely hope to be touring internationally in the next 5 years.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do? 

Maggie – I recently found out that I’m allergic to A LOT of foods, so I’ve found that I love to bake and cook with my dietary restrictions (gluten free is the biggest one, but I’m also allergic to a dozen other foods).

 Shane – I enjoy restoring classic Chevrolet trucks and sharing that hobby with my grandpa, dad, and friends.

What was the publics reaction after the release? 

So far we’ve had a great response from the release! We hope more and more people will hear the song and enjoy it as it gets closer to Christmas.
Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown? 

It’s not in either of our hometowns, but we’d both love to play in Tulsa, OK at Cain’s Ballroom. In Los Angeles, we’d love to play at the Troubadour.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be? 

Maggie – I’d love to collaborate with Coldplay. 

Shane – James Morrison.
If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?

 Maggie – I’d love to collaborate with Sarah McLachlan. 

Shane – Stevie Wonder.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 

Maggie – I don’t really think there is one song that most influenced me to have a career in music. I feel like it’s a combination of many many songs that lead to my discovery of finding that I was meant to have a career in music. But some of my very favorite songs are “Yesterday” by The Beatles and “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” from the Wizard of Oz.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given? 

To be “positively persistent” when it comes to networking and following up with people in the industry.
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist? 

Follow your heart, stay true to yourself, play to your strengths, keep the faith, and make a difference.
What quote or saying do you always stick by? 

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget? 

Set lists, lots of water, merchandise, instruments, and a mental pep talk/prayer before going on stage.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you? 

Yes! 

Maggie

 Instagram: @maggiemcclure / Twitter: @maggiemcclure / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/maggiemccluremusic / YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/maggiemccluremusic 

Shane

 Instagram: @shanehenrymusic / Twitter: @shanehenrymusic / Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shanehenrymusic / YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/shanehenrymusic

REVIEW: @aprilmoonband ARE BACK WITH A BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘THE BUS THAT TAKES THE SAD PEOPLE AWAY’ AND IT SHOULD BE ON YOUR PLAYLIST

April Moon are a duo from the states but living their dream here in the UK, from multiply local radio shows to many live gigs for the release of their albums. NOW April Moon are ready for a lot more 

‘The Bus That Takes The Sad People Away’ starts of with ‘Wilder Green Yonder’ a very american feel to the start of the album which really sets this album a light. 
‘Day Go By’ again a upbeat guitar start and Jason vocals slide in so perfect that you just fall in love with the track and rest of the album

Lyrically so magical and easy to listen too!
Third comes ‘Smile’ a more deep yet slow track that again has that easy flowing feel you just instantly sway and dance in the garden at a party too!
Just three of the 12 amazing songs that lyrically are beautifully and tell a story all the way through.

Check Out ‘THE BUS THAT TAKES THE SAD PEOPLE AWAY’ right here;

https://aprilmoon.bandcamp.com/album/the-bus-that-takes-the-sad-people-away

Follow all new updates follow April Moon; 
Official Website

http://www.aprilmoonband.com/

CANADIAN DUO APRIL MOON RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘THE BUS TAKES THE SAD PEOPLE AWAY’AND CHAT ABOUT GIGGING AROUND THE NORTH WEST!

What are your names? 

Jaime April & Jason Moon (APRIL MOON)

 

What is your genre of music?

Starting out with the most difficult question! Well, all our songs start with a folk feel because we usually first write and jam the songs playing acoustic guitars. When we move into the studio however, Jason sits at the drums and I plug in my guitar so the song might evolve into either rock, funk or even country depending on what mood we’re in. That’s why on both of our albums, you end up with quite a mix of styles. We made up our own genre to describe what we do – it’s called ‘cosmic pub rock’ 🙂

 

For those who don’t know you, give us a little bio about you as a duo and individuals.

We’re  both come from a small town in Saskatchewan, Canada which is one of the most scenically beautifully areas on earth but cold in winter and devoid of much of a music scene. While we were touring England with a band called the Magic Trees we really fell in love with the Northwest. The two of us were friends for years while playing in different bands but didn’t hook up romantically until 2012. That’s the point where we decided that we wanted to develop our own project and move to the Northwest of England permanently to build a life revolving around recording and playing live. Are you signed? So far, we’ve always done everything ourselves because it fits into the way that we like to live our lives. We enjoy both sides of the music industry – going out to play in the evenings and taking care of the business side of April Moon (bookings, promo, etc) during the day. Besides recording and producing our own albums, we also create our own videos and sometimes work with other artists. Although if a record company turned up with a wheelbarrow full of money, we’d definitely invite them in!

 

We last chatted when ‘ The Sun,The Moon and The Truth’ was coming out , how was that for you?

That album was really good introduction to April Moon for people and sold really well! In fact, we still sell copies at nearly every gig we play even with the new album taking up most of the spotlight. The Sun, the Moon and the Truth is a snapshot of 2013 for us – we had just arrived in this country and everything was new, exciting and sometimes overwhelming. When you listen to that album, you definitely get a sense of being a foreigner. There are songs about the people we encountered, the places that we experienced and also a lot about two people needing to rely on each other.

 

You are releasing your new album ‘ The Bus Takes The Sad People Away’. What is the meaning behind the album name?

We’d like to leave that open to interpretation- we’ve heard many theories already and it’s interesting to hear how it changes from person to person, sometimes based on mood and surroundings. One thing we find fascinating is how people divide up into those who find the title happy and those who find it disturbing. I guess it depends on whether or not you consider yourself one of the sad people!

 

What was the writing process like?

We wrote even more independently this time around than with our last project. Only one song on the album was co-written by the two of us (Wild Green Yonder) although we help each other out with the arrangements all the time. Usually the songs start on our phone’s voice recorder even if it’s just a few notes hummed while on the train! A couple of songs on this album we actually started playing live with the band before they were recorded such as Original Face and Take You Down so they were partially shaped by that process.

 

Describe each track in two words.

Wild Green Yonder- 70’s Groovy

Days Go By- Happy-go-lucky

Smile- Very personal

Bloody Suzy- Beautifully grotesque

Original Face- Zen Rock

Poets and Martyrs- Revolt Together

7th Avenue- Looking back

When You’re Alone- Consciousness spiral

Tonight Everything Is Alright- Country Ballad

Here I’ll Stand- Nature Groove

I Like This Game- Life analysis

Take You Down- Psychedelic Lullaby

 

Will you be touring this year?

Just like Bob Dylan, we’re on the tour that never stops 🙂 Seriously, did you know he’s been on tour almost constantly since 1988? I think that’s kind of our thing – we have this love of playing for people so we just want to do it all the time.

 

If so, where will you be heading?

We play 4-5 nights a week, usually within the confines of a triangle that consists of Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool. This year we’ll venture out to Europe and Canada briefly to promote this album but mostly we’ll be playing in the UK.

 

What made you go into music?

Jason started playing drums in a band in school that would play variety nights and as soon as he realized that musicians attract girls, he was hooked for life. I started music as many kids do – piano lessons and the school band, but didn’t really fall in love with it until Jason gave me my first guitar lesson at age 19 and introduced me to the world of strings 🙂

 

Do you play any instruments?

Jason plays everything including most of the drums, bass and guitar on the album. I mainly play guitar although I recorded some pretty awesome Pete Seeger-esque knee slaps in the song Bloody Suzy.

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 Years?

We hope that we will still be able to make a living writing and performing music since it is the best job in the world. As to where we’ll be, who knows! It’s probably better not to know

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

We are both movie and tv addicts and love binge watching series. We also love cooking and going on long rambles through the English countryside (although they’re always better when there’s a pub at the end) Just a few weeks ago we did the Bronte walk in Yorkshire, nearly got lost in the woods and survived!

 

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

The ultimate dream would be to play with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie! Having those two guys on drums and bass would be so trippy

 

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

Dolly Parton – and why not, she’s awesome

 

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

I wanted to be a rock star ever since I discovered No Doubt’s ‘Tragic Kingdom’ album. Gwen Stefani was my idol! Jason’s first musical love was ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’. He saw a movie that had that song in it when he was 10 years old and wanted to be Ringo.

 

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

Jason was told that ‘every single person that you meet is the star of their own life. They’re fighting a long hard battle and there is a fascinating story there if you can take the time to learn it.’ I find eternal wisdom in ‘Don’t eat yellow snow’.

 

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

Always finish everything. The same advice Neil Young gives songwriters. Always finish what you’re working on. When you get an idea, follow it all the way to the end

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by? 

Live for what’s beautiful

 

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

1. Beer money!

2. Always clip your nails (or you can’t play a C chord)

3. Stay in the moment because you and the audience are creating it together

4. Learn the names of the people working behind the bar

5. And don’t forget to bring a towel!

 

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

Yes we do! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/April-Moon/482195788485547 Twitter: https://twitter.com/aprilmoonband Our website has links to upcoming gigs, pictures, videos and where you can buy our new album – http://www.aprilmoonband.com

REVIEW: DEBUT RECORD OUT NOW ‘INSIDE YOUR SUN’ON WARNER MUSIC AUSTRALIA BY DUO ‘VENUS II’

Venus II  are a no stranger to the music industry with Jarrad Brown , front man of The Eagles and The Worm’ and by the luck of meeting producer and Canyons member Ryan Grieve things just hit off immediately.
 ‘Fight For It’ a heavy rock feel which isnt what you except but really gets you listening.

Vocals feel heavy yet so easily listened too throughout.

definitely makes you wonder how the rest of the album will go.

 

second song is the ‘Inside Your Sun’ the title of the Album and straightaway tells you this is what is going to make you want to hear more.

‘Inside Your Sun’ has more of a electronic feel but very upbeat and has a fantastic party vibe to it. Being completely different to the first track yet the theme of the whole album erupts perfectly. This is a track that would be playing at a club night and the DJ re-spins it a good couple of times. think this is my fave from the album.

 

Changing it up once again yet still has that electronic vibe throughout, ‘On My Way’ would be the finishing song that just slows you down but still keeps you in that dancing mood with the instrumental and rhythm throughout changing.

 

Just three of the songs out of 10 on the DEBUT ALBUM this is your cue to take a listen for your self and be sure to grab a copy.

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/inside-your-sun/id1068068042

 

 

These two just absolutely just excel themselves with each release, also releasing

‘I Want U 4 Myself (Remixes) EP which completely just again shows the how much dedication has been put in and seriously cannot wait to see where Venus II go because I’ll tell you something these are going to be hitting the party scenes hard!

‘I Want U 4 Myself (Remixes) EP 

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/i-want-%E2%80%A6-ep/id1168077376

 

Follow Venus II Right now;

Website:

http://www.venusiimusic.com/

 

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/VenusIImusic

 

Twitter:

 

Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd1NmZhNCrMoncLFLbHKucg

PARK FIRES AND I HAVE A CHAT ABOUT THEIR NEW SINGLE ‘DEADBEAT CITY’,LIVE SESSIONS AT BBC INTRODUCING AND CHASING THEIR DREAMS EVEN WITH FULL TIME JOBS! 

 Tell us the story behind the name ‘ Park Fires’It’s a really random story actually. We were sat in the studio one day and we saw the name written down in our producers note book – so we ask asked him if we could have it and he said “yeah!”.

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

We met 4 years ago and worked together firstly as a cover band. When we started writing our own material and found our sound is when we became Park Fires, which had only been this last year. We both work Monday to Friday to fund the band, and gig/rehearse on the weekends and evenings – so we really are ‘chasing time.’

Tell us more about your track ‘Deadbeat City”. What was the writing process like?

Time consuming. All in all it probably took us around 2 years from start to completion. We had a couple of breaks and then kept going back to the drawing board. We are pretty happy with it now though!

Will you be releasing an EP or album? If so can you tell us more about that?

Yeah, we will be releasing an EP in the New Year and are planning an EP launch but no dates are set in stone just yet. We will also be releasing another single towards the end of January called ‘Watch Me Go’ – so watch out for that too!

Will you be touring this year?

We’ve spent the majority of this year touring. We now have a couple of local dates in Leeds and London to see the year out, but we will be back on the road properly again next year with the EP launch.

What made you go in to music? Who are your influences?

We have both been involved in music since a young age! I mean, I recorded my first demo at 3 years old. Influences… wow, where to start! We love Chvurches, obviously. We also love Haim, and the fact they are cool strong women!

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Inspiration comes in many different forms. Sometimes we can sit down to write a song and it just flows, and other times you can be doing something else entirely and a single word stirs the urge in you to write a song. The chords of a song can also be the inspiration before any melody or lyrics.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Alive hopefully! Alive & writing…

 

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
We both have day jobs…so that takes up a lot of our time. I have a little girl too, so she keeps me pretty busy I guess!

You have had many radio plays and live sessions from BBC Introducing already, how did that feel?

Amazing, there’s no better feeling than something you’ve put your all into for so long finally being heard through the radio. The live sessions are always pretty nerve racking but Alan Raw at BBC Introducing is great and we always have fun!

Where would your dream venue to play?

That’s difficult to answer because actually sometimes the smallest venues are the coolest, and have the best atmosphere!

If you could collaborate with one Artist or Band who would it be and why?

Annie Lennox would be cool to work with.. she just oozes strength & knows what she’s doing!

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Always be true to yourself and keep going!

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
Good things come to those who go out and f***ing earn it!

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

Sure!

http://www.facebook.com/parkfires
http://www.twitter.com/parkfires
http://www.soundcloud.com/parkfires

ROCK ,PUNK DUO THE SOAP GIRLS FROM CAPE TOWN,SOUTH AFRICA ARE MAKING A SCENE WITH THEIR MUSIC AND YOU NEED TO HEAR IT!

What are your names?We are The SoapGirls,Mille on bass and Mie on guitar

 What is your genre of music?

We have diverse musical tastes and influences so it’s hard to label, its predominantly Rock, with elements of Grunge, Pop and Punk

Give us a little bio about you as a duo and individuals?

We are sisters, we have been performing together since we were kids, we started street performing at ages 9 and 10 selling homemade soaps for charity over 8 years which is how we got to be called The SoapGirls,we have never stopped writing together,we are both French born and grew up in Cape Town South Africa,we speak a few languages and although we are completely different we are always on the same wave length and the differences in our music tastes blends together 

 What made you go in to music?

We grew up performing and surrounded by musicians so it has always been part of our lives

Are you a signed?
No

 Your releasing your new single ‘Bad Bitch’, what’s the meaning behind the title

It was written after we were attacked onstage,we hated feeling like victims and so like with all experiences we turned into music, its literally about standing up for yourself and fighting for your right to be yourself

 Your heading out on tour , where are you most looking forward to play?

We have been on tour for the past almost 4 months we have another 3 more to go, we are headed for the rest of Europe from September and we love performing at rock festivals, we are really looking forward to performing at the Crazy House in Liverpool it is an incredible venue

 You are heading to Manchester, are you going to have a look round, if so let us know, we’ll tell you where the must go’s are.Definitely thank you:):)


If you could collaborate with any UK artist who would it be?
Royal Blood


If you could collaborate with any USA artist who would it be?
Alice in Chains

 Where is your dream venue or festival to play?

Our dream festival is Glastonbury

 Do you play any instruments?

Of course we do all our own music,Bass,Guitar,

Who are your influences?
For me(Mille)its Alice in Chains,The Offspring,Nirvana,Smashing Pumpkins,the Deftones,Ugly Kid Joe and for Mie its Marcy Playground,Fleetwood Mac,the Butthole surfers and Local H

How do you get inspiration for all your tracks?

Life,politics,news,experiences,books

 Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

We prefer living in the moment but if we haven’t died by then,we would most certainly like to be touring

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

We are always writing and playing music,to relax we love yoga, walks i the forest and or the beach and mountains
 What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?

We became addicted to the guitar after hearing Steve Stevens guitar work on Billy Idol”s White wedding

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

Be yourself

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
Be original and daring,don”t create to formulas

 What quote or saying do you always stick by?

No Fear

Who would your dream collaboration be with and why? 

Alice in Chains its the one band we both love,every single song they’ve ever done is amazing
 When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

For me (Mille)its Red Lipstick,Boots,My Ashdown amp and head,My Ibanez Destroyer Bass and of course a sense of humour,and for Mie its my Blackstar Amp,the crowd,glitter,tuning my guitar and my Ibanez Jem 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow?
We do and love interacting with fans on Face book its The SoapGirls,same on instagram and twitter is the_soapgirls