’14 STEPS TO HARLEM’ IS THE BRAND NEW ALBUM SET TO RELEASE ON THE 28TH APRIL AND I CHAT WITH GARLAND JEFFREYS TO GET THE LOW DOWN ON IT.

What is your name?GARLAND JEFFREYS

What is your genre of music?

ROCK / POP / BLUES

You are set to release you new album ’14 Steps to Harlem’ on the 28th April, can you tell us more about it?

This is my third album in six years and for a guy my age, that’s something to be proud of – not to mention that the music is great! It has my usual autobiographical subject matter and a mix of genres – rock, pop, reggae, and even a little bit of an alt-folkie sound. We used my core performing band and some great session players. It was recorded at two studios in Brooklyn, NY and mixed and mastered in New York City.

Describe each track in two words.
WHEN YOU CALL MY NAME: Nouveau breakup
SCHOOLYARD BLUES: Feisty shorty
14 STEPS TO HARLEM: Paternal respect
Check out the music video for 14 Steps to Harlem below

REGGAE ON BROADWAY: Clash memory
TIME GOES AWAY: Family philosophy
SPANISH HEART: “Matador” 2
I’M A DREAMER: Real me
WAITING FOR THE MAN: Funky Lou
HELP: Song essence
COLORED BOY SAID: Racial advice
LUNA PARK LOVE THEME: Wife’s theme
What is the message you want to send out when the album is released?

This is who I am, who I’ve always been and what I’ve always stood for.

What are you most looking excited about the release?

Getting out there and playing the songs, and the invigoration of meeting new people as a result.

What was the writing process like?

Very slow. All songs came from my cassette demos, which is how I compose, using my guitar and the cassette player. The tapes are not always well organized so we had to do some digging to find the nuggets of inspiration. Some songs were from a few years ago and some very new.

What was the recording process like?
Lots of fun since I recorded with guys I’ve worked with before. Very loose. James Maddock, my co-producer was very creative and came up with some great ideas.

Will you be releasing any more videos for your next single off this album?

Yes our next video will be for Venus.

You are heading out on a UK Tour as well, what are you most looking forward too?

The UK fans are very discriminating but when they like something you do they really let you know, so I’m excited to see how they like the new music and performance of the new tunes.

Which city are you most looking forward to playing?

James Maddock hails from Leicester and his family comes out and makes us feel very welcome. Also looking forward to Poole to see our great friend Mick Tarrant – and London, to work with genius promoter Stuart Lyon again at Nells Jazz – and to return to Newcastle and Kinross, beautiful towns – we are looking forward to everything!

Do you have any surprises up your sleeve for the show?

If I did I wouldn’t say!

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

Do not sell your publishing.

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

As above; and never compromise on your values. Don’t be seduced by a trend, just write and perform your own stuff and if it’s good, people will recognize it. You might not become a superstar but you will have your integrity.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

One day at a time.

You get off a plane in your hometown,
1/ where is the first place you visit
My neighborhood park bench to see my guys.

2/ where is the first place you see

My couch.

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

Tal Bagels for an everything bagel with cream cheese and lox.

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
1) My hat
2) To thank my band for their hard work
3) To thank the audience for coming out
4) To have a coffee half hour before stage
5) My lyrics
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Official site: garlandjeffreys.com
Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/garlandjeffreys
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GarlandJeffreys/

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TEDDY GREY FROM MASSACHUSETTS IS AN ARTIST WITH A VARIETY OF GENRES AND RELEASED NEW EP ‘ THE PRICE OF YOUTH’ EP

What is your names?
Teddy Grey. Musicians I play with vary, but for my recent EP I worked with Alex Anastos.
What is your genre of music?
Pop rock, pop punk, indie rock, garage rock. It’s just catchy vocal melodies over melodic guitar lines. Whatever genre that falls under is fine with me.

Give us a little bio about you
I’m from Massachusetts, and am currently going to college in New York, so I consider myself an artist in both areas. I’ve played in a few bands but being a bit of a control freak and being frustrated with the lack of dedication from band mates led me to develop a solo act. I started writing songs about 4 years ago, and have been recording for about 3 years. This “The Price of Youth” EP is the first project that I think accurately represents me as an artist. I’ve been playing shows for a few months and I’m looking to expand my following and reach as wide of an audience as I can.
Are you a signed?
Currently unsigned. Let’s hope it doesn’t stay that way forever.
You have released your EP ‘The Price Of Youth’ ,tell us more about that.

“The Price Of Youth” EP is a collection of 3 songs I’ve had written for months that I think accurately represent where I’m at currently in my musical journey. I’ve released singles in the past, but they’ve either sounded too stiff or too sloppy. This is the first time I have put out a full project, even if it is just a short 3 song EP. It was recorded over a period of 2 days, and mixed in 1 day. I was going for a spontaneous, freewheeling sound with these songs and I think that was achieved given how fast it was recorded. They’re just songs about the restlessness of youth and trying to capitalize on the ambition and ideals you have while you’re still young, and hungry to get yourself out there. I think anyone who likes catchy rock music will at the very least enjoy it, and those who feel a deep connection to rock music will find it to be a very relatable and honest set of songs.

What was the recording process like?
“The Price Of Youth” EP is a collection of 3 songs I’ve had written for months that I think accurately represent where I’m at currently in my musical journey. I’ve released singles in the past, but they’ve either sounded too stiff or too sloppy. This is the first time I have put out a full project, even if it is just a short 3 song EP. It was recorded over a period of 2 days, and mixed in 1 day. I was going for a spontaneous, freewheeling sound with these songs and I think that was achieved given how fast it was recorded. They’re just songs about the restlessness of youth and trying to capitalize on the ambition and ideals you have while you’re still young, and hungry to get yourself out there. I think anyone who likes catchy rock music will at the very least enjoy it, and those who feel a deep connection to rock music will find it to be a very relatable and honest set of songs.
What was the writing process like?
Writing is both a spontaneous process and a labored process. The idea or spark of a melody for a song comes instantaneously for me, but actually writing the whole song out, getting proper lyrics and doing all the arrangements can take me a long time. The goal is to not lose the initial spark of inspiration while you’re evolving the song. I come up with new melodies and lyrical ideas every day, but I’d rather put quality over quantity so I pick the best ones I can and take them as far as they can go. That was the case for these songs.
Describe each track in three words.
Sorry I’m Here: triumphant, cathartic, anthem.

Not Your Friend: energetic, catchy, rollicking.

Broadcast Youth: reflective, honest, wistful.

Did you collaborate with anyone on the EP?

I collaborated with my friend Alex Anastos, who played bass for all 3 tracks and some additional guitar parts.
Would you be interested in collaborating with any other bands or musicians? if so how can they contact you.
Jeff Rosenstock would be a dream collaboration for me. Bon Iver as well I think would be incredible to work with. I also have dreams of collaborating some day with big name pop producers, like Pharrell, even if that seems far off in the distance as of now. Plenty of time to sell out later! They can contact me at teddytgd3@gmail.com, as can anyone else.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes. I play guitar and bass, though the focus for me is always singing. I noodle around on piano as well, but I’m a shit piano player. I really just play instruments so I can write songs. Though it is fun.
Who are your influences?
God, so many. Oasis, The Strokes, Guided by Voices, Lemonheads, The Exploding Hearts, Fleetwood Mac, The Replacements. There are so many bands and artists that have just seeped into my consciousness when I’m writing music and trying to develop my sound.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
The melody always comes first. Usually vocal melodies come to me right as I’m about to fall asleep in bed, so I have to decide whether it’s worth it to get up and record it, or fall asleep and try to remember it tomorrow (I never do). My lyrics are just influenced by my own feelings, my experiences, and relationships. As of right now, I’m a fairly personal songwriter. I don’t think I’ll always be that way but you just gotta write what you know, as they say. Maybe someday I’ll write about Africa like Bono or about political issues like The Sex Pistols, but as for now I find inspiration in little things. Turning everyday emotions into grand statements and displays of passion, that’s what I strive for.
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

Hopefully my music career takes off, but if not I’ll probably be in a New York Studio apartment with a girlfriend who’s trying to be an actor. I play shows on the weekends and she has auditions. Whoever makes it big first will leave the other. We’ll understand.
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

Listening to music, probably. My world has revolved around music for a long time now. I like going to parties and watching documentaries but I feel like my days consist almost entirely of music these days.

Where would your dream venue to play in your hometown?

There aren’t really any dream venues in my hometown. I’d like to play the Whiskey A Go Go in LA. And Brixton Academy in London. Those are some of my dream venues for sure.
What would be your dream show to have your music played on?
Any and every show. All exposure is good. Even if they put me on some Norwegian technical death metal show, I don’t care. Someone might hear my shit and like it there.
If you could collaborate with one UK Artists or Band who would it be?
Noel Gallagher is my possibly my biggest songwriting hero, so I’ll say him. To work with the guy who wrote “Live Forever” would be one of the best experiences I can imagine.
If you could collaborate with one US Artists or Band who would it be?
I’d like to have a beer with the guys from Japandroids. A collaboration would be nice too, but I’ll drink a beer with them first.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene?
Hm. A toss up between “Live Forever” by Oasis and any song off of “Alien Lanes” by Guided by Voices. That album has 28 songs on it and almost of them are great, which inspired me to get off my ass and try to write at least one great song. If Robert Pollard can write hundreds of great ones, there’s no reason I can’t write a few.
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
“Smell that milk before you drink it”
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians not about the industry and just as an artist?
We’re all in this together. If you have the talent, the songs, and the passion, it’s not for nothing.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Don’t let someone else’s quote define who you are” -Teddy Grey. (Apologies for the pretension)

You get off a plane in your hometown,
1/ where is the first place you visit
Gotta see my dog

2/ where is the first place you see
Gotta see my dog

3/ where is the fist food place you go and what do you get
Any 24 hour breakfast place. Waffle, eggs, bacon

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
That if you fuck up, the audience probably doesn’t know. That if you fuck up twice, they probably still don’t know. That if you fuck up three times, they might start to catch on. That if you fuck up four times, they’ll definitely notice, and that if you fuck up five times, you’ll be exposed as a shitty guitar player.

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Absolutely. Twitter: @TeddyGreyMusic, http://www.facebook.com/teddygreymusic. I’m on Bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes as well.

RELEASING HIS NEW SINGLE ‘LIVE IT UP’ I CHAT TO SPEED AUTOBAHN ABOUT THAT AND MORE 

What is your name? 
Speed Autobahn
What is your genre of music?
I would consider my style a fusion of electronica dance and Hip Hop musical genres.
Give us a little bio about you.

Growing up I always had a passion for writing and doing music but never serious until I was in college. In college my passion and skills improved to the point, I decided to pursue a career in music. In 2009 I released my first project “The six Boro mixtape” under the artist name “Fardaru”, Using aspects from my life growing up in Far Rockaway queens, and the struggles of living in New York city as the muse for this project. Later I met and teamed up with producer Danny Switchblade in 2010, where I continued to develop my musical sound and experiment with fusing electronica dance and Hip Hop musical genres. It was at this point that I change my name from Fardaru to “SPEED AUTOBAHN” to reflect my fast pace/ high energy musical style. 

What made you go in to music?

Growing up i always had a passion for writing and doing music but never serious until I was in college. In college my passion and skills improved to the point, I decided to pursue a career in music. i was inspired by the drive and passion to create music that people could dance, party and groove too, but at the same time deliver a great message. 

Are you a signed?

 right now i’m a unsigned indie artist 

Your brand new Single ‘Live It Up’ , whats the meaning behind? 

My song “Live it Up” is one of the singles off my new album “E.N.S” (Earth Need for Speed). E.N.S is a high energy sci-fi theme project that will make you dance and party all night. The Single “Live It Up” is a special song that I dedicated to a friend of my mine that passed. He would always say “Live everyday like your last”. 

Will we see a EP or album by the end of the year? 

I recently released my new album “E.N.S” (Earth Need for Speed) this month (July). E.N.S is a high energy sci-fi theme project that will make you dance and party all night. I really enjoyed creating this project and so far the album has been receiving a lot of great feedback.

E.N.S album: https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn/sets/ens-earth-need-4-speed
Will you be doing any gigs or tours? 

I currently in the process of promoting my new project, a few radio interviews in the states, performances and appearance in different summer festival events in NYC (for dates check Speedautobahn.com). I also in talks with a few show promoters in Las vegas and trying to explore some performance opportunities in the U.K. 

You met Fat Joe, did he give you some advice? If what was it?

 I was introduced to Bronx NY rapper emcee fat joe earlier this year and provided advice on music. Advice “ your friends and family are not your fans, focus on creating music that people from all over can appreciate and love”

 Do you play any instruments?

I wish! i’m strictly a vocalist and song writer, but i have some skills on the studio engineering side. 

Who are your influences?

Growing up being from queens, Nas was definitely my first musical inspiration and later artist like T.I, big L influenced my writing lyrically and uptempo flow. More seasoned artist like James Brown, Prince, Michael jackson, David Bowie, David Guetta, kid Cudi, lady gaga and Chuck barry influenced me to become a greater entertainer and search for my own cool diverse sound. Bands like the Beatles, phantom, imagine dragons also help shape my sound. 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

I get muse from everywhere. walking down the street, driving, watching people interacting and my own personal life experiences. Thats the greatest gift as a artist to be able to capture life experiences and create music based on it.  

Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?

i hope to continue growing as a artist and god willing, I become a more successful music artist that is recognized worldwide. 

You work with Quite Great PR, how did that come together?

About a year ago, I was exploring different music pr companies in the UK and I came across Quite Great PR. I started emailing them and inquiring on their services and was very impressed with their team. Plus seeing how my music was getting alot of love and attention from a broad, it only made more sense to start working with them. 

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

i’m very big on physical fitness, which include activities like weight lifting, running and boxing. I also enjoy a watching movies, traveling, partying and hanging out with friends. I’m a person of positive energy and vibes.
What was the song you listened to most that influenced you to go more in to the music scene? 
 Now thats a hard question! So many songs that have influenced and inspired me. Here are a few old and newer songs on my ipod playlist that i enjoy listening too. 

Nas “If I ruled the world”
Bob Marley “redemption song”
prince “when doves cry”
T.I “castle walls”
Asap Ferg “strive”
College “Real hero”
Chris brown “dont wake me up”

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

 I was introduced to Bronx NY rapper emcee fat joe earlier this year and provided advice on music. Advice “ your friends and family are not your fans, focus on creating music that people from all over can appreciate and love”

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

Try your best to stay consistent and never get discouraged because of delays or failures. It’s not going to be easy, but if strive to get better everyday and doors will open. 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

 The race is not won by the swift but by the ones that endure

Best place to visit in Manhattan?

NYC has a ton of cool spots to visit. The best advice for anyone visiting, get a subway map and start downtown and work your way up. Always something to going on in soho, West 4th, lower east side, meat packing district, mid town, Harlem, etc.

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

 1) my D.J ( I perform live with a D.J)

2) apple computer
3) wear something comfortable beacuse after 30min-hour set, I find myself drenched like I jumped into a pool.
4) i always have a few guest performers to make the show more exciting and spontaneous.
5) 2 shots of Jack and ginger before I get on stage (relaxs the nerves) and a bottle of water while performing.
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow? 
 

website: Speedautobahn.com 

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Speed-Autobahn-Fan-Page-293420584009339/

 

Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn

 

E.N.S album: https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn/sets/ens-earth-need-4-speed

 

Snapchat: Speed Autobahn

Instagram: speedautobahn
 

REVIEW: REV RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘STAX AND GLOX’ 

Starting a slow piano intro which unusual for ReV but it’s starts the track fantastic.

Then straight with the rough vocals  from ReV which just compliments the whole track and the raw beat takes it to the next level.
A little different from his kat relapse but still has that great upbeat vibe you can just dance too! 
Check it out below 

Follow ReV on social media :

https://m.facebook.com/mynameisReV/
Twitter: @mynameisrev 

ITS TIME TO WELCOME BACK D-TRAIN,HE IS BACK WITH A COLLABORATION WITH LENNY FONTANA, CHECK OUT WHAT WE CHATTED ABOUT!

 What are your names?

Lenny Fontana

James D-Train Williams

 

Where are you from?

Lenny Fontana- From Brooklyn – Queens New York,

James D-Train Williams- Brooklyn New York

 
What label are you signed to?

Karmic Power Records

 

What made you go in to music?

For D-Train it was a matter of seeing the Jackson 5 perform on the Ed Sullivan show and him witnessing a young Michael Jackson, he told me from that moment he knew he was destined for singing and being a showmen. For me it started because of my grandmother Victoria had this dream for me to be a leader of an orchestra, and she pushed for me to take classical piano lessons.

 

How long have you been in the music industry?

For D-Train since the very early 80’s, For me it feels like forever and ever, but officially producing and making records in the late 1980’s…

 

D Train, you’ve had hits in the 80’s , what was it like?

He always told me incredible, like a dream come true. Could not ask for a greater moment in his life to be treated like a superstar. Did you know he did Soul Train numerous times here in USA and Top Of The Pops numerous times as well. That is an achievement all in itself.

 

Has your music developed into different genres over time?

I had started when house music was in its early stages.. I always stayed true to the form but when the electronic sound became more popular, I dabbled in it but always tried to keep to the real basics of house. I seem to be drawn more to what we would call the Jazzy House sound, or blacker house sound.. Then say the EDM which I cannot stand at all.

 

How long have you two been working together?

9 years

Lenny, you’ve worked in a duo before how is this project different?

The difference then anyone else where I have had success before is D-Train and I are like family.. there is no question of trust and getting things done. D-Train believes in me and I back him 1000 percent..

Will we see an EP or album anytime soon?

Well we have already three tracks so an EP is now ready an album I will not say no but a possible maybe, we shall see as this develops..
Tell us more about any of your new music you have planned.

Well now with the success of this tune with D-Train I am already in planning stages for the next record because I believe in this partnership. It is working firmly and I don’t want to stop the train. In the meantime for the last year I have been tweaking a new song with the famous Alison Limerick. You will hear this soon the track is called Bye Bye.. and she is another powerhouse of an artist..

 
Do you play any instruments?

I am Classically trained on the piano.

 

 

Who are your influences?

Roy Ayers, George Duke, Quincy Jones, Gamble And Huff,
Earth Wind and Fire, Chicago, Steve Miller Band, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John , there are so many.

 

Will you be doing any gigs or a Tour?

Yes I have gigs in England and Europe this coming summer.

 

If you are, where are will you be heading?

To London in June Manchester, Italy, Germany and more and more are coming in now.

 

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

My headphone, My USB Sticks, My back up Cd’s, My Flashlight, and my cellphone..

 

How do you get inspiration to write songs?

Just listening to other music.. gets me inspired right away. Maybe I hear a chord progression or a melody and gives me inspiration to start to write the composition. I am not a lyricist.. D-Train is a master at that.
Where do you see yourself in 5 Years? Hopefully with a huge catalog of amazing hit records.

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

I am father, a husband, a Lionel O Gauge Train Collector.. these days it seems that I am always working and never having free time.

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

Elton John

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

Chaka Khan

 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform at in the UK?

To be back at main room at Ministry of Sound again..

 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform at in the USA?

If it was possible to play at the Paradise Garage if it was open, one time on that legendary sound system..

 

What song inspired you to get into the music scene?

It wasn’t a song it was a producer named Rick Lenoir and he told me to follow my dream and you can do it and be as big as Larry Levan and Frankie Knuckles.. So he released my first record on his label LnR Records out of Chicago around 1988 and the story began from there.

 

 
If your music was the soundtrack to a TV show, which would it be?

Charlie’s Angels because my music has that Discoteque feel and that show was based around that music.

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

Dj Behrouz told me at an industry friend’s memorial service. He said, “Lenny go back and listen to what you did on Strictly Rhythm Records and all those early house records you produced.” “The Fans want that sound from you again.” “Enough playing around with trying to recreate the wheel.” I said to him, “are you sure” and he said, “dude.. you were built for this.” I owe him big time for him speaking his mind to me.. Otherwise I would not be doing this interview.

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

Project what you want to happen, see the success, feel it and live it. If you believe in yourself, you can obtain it, but you must work very hard to achieve this goal. Don’t be fooled by the non-working overnight sensation garbage. That is not real, it takes a lot for that one moment in time to become a reality. It takes some people 20 years to have that one moment called “’overnight success”..

 
What quote or saying do you always stick by?

If you build it they shall come. If you can project to win you can be a winner.

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
CONNECT WITH LENNY FONTANA:
▶ WEBPAGE: http://www.lennyfontana.com
▶ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lenny.fontana.9
▶ SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/dj-lenny-fontana
▶ YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/c/LennyFontanaOfficial

CONNECT WITH D-TRAIN:
▶ WEBPAGE: http://www.jamesdtrainwilliams.com
▶ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/allaboardtheDTrain

CONNECT WITH KARMIC POWER RECORDS:
▶ WEBPAGE: http://www.karmic-power-records.com
▶ FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/karmicpowerrecords
▶ SOUNDLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/karmicpowerrecords
▶ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/KarmicPowerRec
▶ YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/karmicpowerrecords/noodlemx?sub_confirmation=1

WE ALL KNOW LISA RONSON WAS BORN MUSICALLY BUT NOW IS THE TIME FOR LISA TO SHINE AS A SOLO ARTIST, NEW ALBUM COMING VERY SOON AS WELL… BE READY! CHECK OUT WHAT ITS ABOUT AND MORE!

What is your full name?
 
Lisa Ronson
 
How old are you?
 
38
 
What is your genre of music?
 
Post Synthetic – a fusion of guitars with anachronistic synthesiser sounds and drum machines. Set to dystopian/futurist lyrics.
 
Give us a little Bio of the you.
 
Lisa was born and brought up in the US, living in Woodstock, New York, and later in New York City itself. She relocated to London in 2012.
 
Fresh back from the recent Holy Holy tour where she performed guest vocals as part of the Bowie associated super group with her father’s fellow Spiders From Mars band mate Woody Woodmansey and producer Tony Visconti, Lisa is no stranger to the stage and recording process. Her own former group ‘The Secret History’, a New York based indie art/ pop group, gained success and achieved widespread critical acclaim throughout the US and garnered a cult following in the UK. 
 
How long have you been doing music?
 
Since my 20s
 
What made you go in to music?
 
My love of music and wanting to express myself
 
Are you a signed?
 
Yes – to Maniac Squat Records, a small label based near London
 
What instruments do you play?
 
Vocals, percussion and a bit of keyboards
 
Who are your influences?
 
New Order, Depeche Mode, The Human League, T-Rex, Wu Tang Clan, The Cure, The Beach Boys, My Favourite, Beach House, Future Islands, David Lynch 
 
When will your new material be out?
 
My new album ‘Emperors of Medieval Japan’ will be out on 6 November.
 
Will you be doing any gigs? 
 
I’ve just finished a UK tour supporting Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends. I will confirm more gigs in 2016.
 
Where did the inspiration behind the new album? 
 
I wanted to make a dark, dystopian, album with existentialist and sci-fi themes; exploring the bleaker parts of consciousness. I also wanted to make something that was evocative and provoked questions.  
 
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
 
I dream a lot – for this album I read a few sci-fi novels. My experiences, particularly the difficult ones. It’s important to me the intention in lyrics is poetic.
 
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
 
Making and performing music that connects with people and provokes feelings and questions.
 
When you’re not doing music, what do you do?
 
I like to go out; London is such a vibrant and exciting city. I read, watch films.  
 
If you could collaborate with one UK Artist who would it be?
 
There are too many to choose from. Maybe Robert Smith from the Cure.  Maybe Joe Elliott from Def Leppard. 
 
If you could collaborate with one US Artist who would it be?
 
I think Kristeen Young and I could make something sound good. 
 
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
 
I performed at Latitude a couple of years ago and the Isle of Wight this year, both of which were great. I’d love to do Glastonbury, that would be special.
 
 
What was the first song you wrote? 
 
Oh gosh I can’t remember. My best friend and I started making up songs  when we were six!
 
What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
 
Give up
 
What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
 
Be yourself, unless you have no imagination, in which case be someone else who is interesting.
 
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
 It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
 
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
 
My iPad, eye-liner, my co-writer, producer, guitarist Paul Cuddeford, a dress and a double vodka and soda (please).
 
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
 
Twitter: @lisaronsonmusic
Facebook: /lisaronsonmusic

REVIEW: BILLY MAULDIN IS READY TO RELEASE HIS NEW RECORD ‘QAUTER LIFE CRISIS’ON THE 2ND SEPTEMBER .

Billy Mauldin is just a singer/songwriter from Sumrall, MS with dreams and to be successful.This record was made up with songs that Billy has written from the ages of 18-21 and you’ll love them!

Track 1 is a track called ‘Young’ with a heavy drum beat start and Billy’s fantastic vocal coming over which makes you really listen to the song then a guitar comes in and you dance along but still understand what Billy is trying to say.

Track 2 is a track called ‘Money’ everyone needs money to get to the places we want to go and things to buy to further our career and this song shows that but shows it in a fun and upbeat way.
It also tells you that Billy doesn’t care about the money in this industry, it shows he’s doing music for the love of it and succeeding at it, thanks to his fans.
Billy’s vocals are modulated and so calming to listen too.

Track 3 is a track called ‘ I Made It ‘ slower start telling a story of Billy’s life with a mellow piano sound.
Then a guitar and drum beat jump in to the mix making the track more catchy and will make you dance as well even if it is just about Billy’s life.
Lyrics are so original and distinctive.

Track 4 is track called 4 ‘ Make You Jealous ‘ a song everyone needs to hear when they cant be with the person they love/like and can relate to it and this you can.
Billy’s vocals appealing and silvery, making you want to listen over and over.

Track 5 is a track called ‘ LRB PT.ll a guitar start and that gives you a  feel that just carries you along the whole song.Again its more personal to Billy and shows he just wants his dreams to come true.

Track 6 is a track called ‘ Missing Me’ again this is a slower start with a guitar,drum instrumental that makes the lyrics and music flow naturally and shows that Missing Me is a song that shows Billy has come out stronger.

Track 7 is a track called ‘ I Wanna Know’.
This is a song that shows Billy wants to know whats going to happen and will he be able to open a certain persons heart and wants to know everything about them.
This has very catchy lyrics and fantastic vocals.

Track 8 is a track called ‘ Gone’, Billy’s vocals come straight through and are very pleasing and magnificent which you can hear throughout the whole record.
As for the melodies they are original and memorable which is great for a song to be and put on repeat and has the lyrics have that natural rhythmic quality.

MAKE SURE YOU GET A COPY OF ‘QAUTER LIFE CRISIS’ WHEN IT’S RELEASED ON THE 2ND SEPTEMBER

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/quarter-life-crisis/id1030984328

Follow BILLY MAULDIN ON SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/billyjomauldin
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/billyjomauldin/timeline
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/billyjomauldin
YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/BillyMauldin/videos?flow=grid&view=0

REVIEW: JUST MILLIE RELEASED ‘ NOT OK ‘ ON THE 25TH JULY AND I HAVE REVIEWED IT, CHECK IT OUT!

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Just Millie is a Singer/Songwriter who travels to many different places and performs where she can, when she can.
Upbeat and warm feel guitar solo at the start of the song, which gives you a feel of the whole song, and makes you want to continue to listen to it.
The track shows you that Millie is determined to prove everyone wrong and being determined to pursue her dreams and become the musician she always wanted to be.
Millie’s tone in this track is very calm and pleasant also the rhythm sets up a beat that has a constant flow which is essential for a song to be remembered, this is one of those songs that does that perfectly and have it on repeat.

Check ‘NOT OK’ Out Right here below:

Follow JUST MILLIE on social media below:
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/justmilliemusic
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/justmilliemusic
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/justmillie
OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.justmillie.co.uk/

REVIEW: DAVID COSLETT RELEASED HIS NEW EP ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ ON JULY 20TH.

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David Coslett is a Surrey Born singer/songwriter and ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ is the second EP David has released.

Track 1 is named after the whole EP ‘Breakthrough’. Starting with a beat that is upbeat but goes slower when it kicks in which makes you really listen to the lyrics which are very inspirational I would say, it says you ‘ you only got one shot’ and in this world we have so why not go out there and make your dreams come true and get your ‘Breakthrough’.
David’s vocals are melodic,deep and that makes it pleasant to listen too.
Track 2 ‘Find Herself’ sounds to me like a very personal song and written from the heart.
‘Finding Heart’ is a catchy track and has a great beat that carries you through the whole song.
Interesting and imaginative lyrics which tells you more about David as a person and that she is all that he wants but wants her to ‘Find Herself’.
Track 3 ’16’ is a song featuring singer songwriter Sophia Jenkins. Starting with a guitar solo which sets up the song fantastically. The beat also sets it up perfectly then Sophia Silverly vocals come through straightaway.
With Sophia being added on this song and on the EP its given it something magical and carries it through amazingly.
Giving a message to 16 year olds out there to get out and make your dreams come true.
David and Sophia’s vocals together sound so modulated and makes you want to put the track on repeat.

Track 4 ‘Wonder’ has a very tuneful melody that you can remember and very attractive vocals that gives you a real feel to the lyrics.

Track 5 ‘ Now and Always’ features Sophia Jenkins again which both of these artist vocals together are so calming and pleasant to listen too.
Lyrics on this song are heart warming and original and the melodies are memorable which is great to have in a track because you will want to listen to it again and again.
BUY ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ ON ITUNES:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/breakthrough-ep/id999838382

STREAM ‘BREAKTHROUGH’ ON SPOTIFY:

Follow DAVID COSLETT on SOCIAL MEDIA

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/David_Coslett

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/davidcoslettsmusic?fref=photo

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/mrsony15

WEBSITE: http://www.davidcoslett.co.uk/

ALSO GO CHECK OUT SOPHIA JENKINS WHO FEATURES ON THE EP

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/sophia_jenkins

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sophiajenkinsmusic

YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCxlhcXp_pWqQMTwZlzw90w

KALEY MARIE IS READY TO GET COME OUT OF SEATTLE AND EXPLORE THE WORLD WITH HER MUSIC, GET TO READ MORE ABOUT HER RIGHT HERE.

KM

How old are you?
16 years old
What is your genre of music?
Country
Give us a little Bio of you.
I grew up in Seattle, WA and spent summers on my families cattle ranch in Idaho. I was raised by my paternal Grandparents. When I’m not playing, writing, singing, or recording, I workout and consider myself a ‘health nut’. I play Guitar, Piano, Violin, and Banjo. I also sing and write my music.
How long have you been doing music?
I have been singing since the age of 3, playing instruments for 10 years and writing songs/composing for 8.
What made you go in to music?
I loved the way I am able to capture an audience and relate to others through music.
Are you a signed Artist?
No.
What instruments do you play?
Guitar, Violin, Piano, and Banjo
Who are your influences?
Miranda Lambert, Loretta Lynn, Sheryl Crow and Kacey Musgraves.
When will your new material be out?
I put new material out all of the time, SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel.
How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Everywhere. Ideas usually just come to me and flow out into the atmosphere and onto paper.
Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
I see myself attending Belmont University in Nashville, TN while working on new music and writing songs for other artists as well as myself.

If you weren’t doing music what would you be doing?
I would most likely be doing modeling, given that I am 5’9″ and it has been brought up so many times. I’ve even gotten offerings from agencies.
When your not doing music,what do you do?
I’m usually in the gym working out and/or hanging out with friends and family. Oh yes and making more music, because it’s always flowing through my brain.

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

Spice Girls because they are just so cool. Posh Spice is like my fashion inspiration.
If you could collaborate with one USA Artist or band who would it be?
Kacey Musgraves.
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
The O2 arena.

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
Grand Ole Opry.

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Do things for you, not to please anybody else.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
Follow your dreams and work HARD.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
“Be a Good Person”
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you can not forget?
Microphone, Room Temperature Water, Guitar Pics, my phone, and of course my Martin Guitar.

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

Yes.
twitter.com/kaleymariemusic instagram.com/kaleymariemusic facebook.com/kaleymariemusic