A Breath Of Fresh Air For Metal – Homerik

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We music listeners love to put everything in boxes. If you try this with Homerik though, you’ll most certainly find yourself struggling for words and completely lost in their complex, expansive arrangements as you try to make sense of the auditory rollercoaster you just got on.

Watch their epic video to “A Song of the Night Part 1 here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVJy5wQtvEA

Hailing from New York, Ken Candelas (The Mad Composer), Andrew Petriske (The Daemon), and Obed Gonzalez (The Gatherer) have been painstakingly crafting their album over the last three years and the attention to detail has certainly paid off. Their song writing is extremely developed and incorporates musical elements from a plethora of genres and styles, ranging from classical to the darkest shade of black metal, all playing out in an almost operatic fashion.

For fans of Behemoth, King Diamond and Nightwish, their Lead track, A Song of the Night Part 1 is a perfect summation of their beguiling work – effortlessly gorgeous melody intertwined with behemoth-like power, the dimensions they take your mind to are truly thrilling. Their passion for unhinged, challenging art ranges from the traditional gothic to the twisted, epic, video game worlds of God of War, giving you glimpses of the darker sides of humanity before whisking you off to plague-infected pastures new.

Check out this interview to hear about the music from the guys themselves!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTXv6mz7z8M

 

Music Theory: ‘Down The Aisle’

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No, I know what you’re thinking, but this isn’t a music lesson: Music Theory is an emerging pop artist hailing from Egypt who’s tapped into a classic form of pop music.

Inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson, Maroon 5 and Usher, Music Theory takes elements from all of these artists and uses them to help him in his songwriting process. There’s nothing flashy about what  Music Theory is doing; it’s just good, honest pop music that anyone can get along with.

‘Down The Aisle’ is the quintessential love song; it’ s romantic, heartfelt, all with a catchy tune to boot. Well worth a listen!

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/musictheory2016

https://www.facebook.com/musictheory2016/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHe1k5TPYkM8EHLiaDkL_w

http://www.musictheory.zone

 

The Hallows release gorgeous debut track ‘Element’

The pressing pop debut single ‘Element’, influenced by the likes of FKA Twigs and hints of Kate Bush within the vocals, puts together an alternative sound that is both otherworldly with its synthesised beats and urban with its modern bass.


The captivating and melodic sound of the piano in the beginning creates a sweet yet forlorn song, before picking up in the chorus with the help of the drum beats, making it a more powerful track overall, with the help of the violin at the end of the song. The carefully considered vocals are both haunting and memorable and help to put the track together as a whole.

Speed Autobahn’s Fresh off the Press Thrilling New Single ‘Live it Up’

LISTEN HERE: https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn/03-live-it-up-feat-stormi-palmer-ezo

 

A fresh, fast paced and high-energy fusion of Electronica dance and Hip Hop reminiscent of artists Pitbull and Florida perfectly describes the fantastic new single by Speed Autobahn.

After the death of a close friend he was moved to create a song in his honour, taking inspiration from his friend’s popular saying ‘live everyday like it’s your last’ he named the track ‘Live it Up’.

“To hear him say, “I don’t do music for the hood, I do music for the world,” had me hype and if you know me you know I don’t need extra energy, but that’s what you feel through his music, energized!!!”

– Shelneka Adams, empire radio magazine

“ I never thought he could combine the styles of EDM and Hip Hop and Take it somewhere past were Pitbull has taken it, no disrespect to Pitbull, but a younger and newer wave”

–  Jay “the Great” Gatsby, The Royal Takeover Radio Show

Currently living in Manhattan, New York Speed Autobahn has been driving audiences so wild that both men and women have ripped their shirts off as they danced and raved. Performing in some of New York’s most famous venues such as Harlem Shrine, Santos House Party, Brooklyn’s Paperbox and also Fame Festival in Atlanta, GA he was introduced to the rapper Fat Joe earlier this year who encouraged him to aim for the skies with his art, saying “ your friends and family are not your fans, focus on creating music that people from all over can appreciate and love”. Having toured with the punk rock band and his producer Danny Switchblade, speaks a lot about the immense quality of music they express together.

In addition to his fantastic accolade his music has been featured on the award winning YouTube web series “Ghetto Nerd Girl” Speed Autobahn is set to tear his way up the music industry.

 

Upcoming events

1) E.N.S album release party, July10th  2016

2) Fresh Crew Music concert:  New York, NY

August 2016 date and Venue TBA

Links:

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

www.speedautobahn.com                                                         https://twitter.com/SPEEDAuTOBAHN

https://youtu.be/vEPJpivcQ0U                                          https://soundcloud.com/speed-autobahn

Turner Brother’s release upbeat single to support England

 

‘Build us a Dream’ has all the ingredients of a classic England football anthem. A truly high energy vocal , a very strong scent of football spirit and a really catchy sing-a-long chorus. The Turner Brothers believe it can inspire the England Team as it was the England Manager that inspired them.

The Auntie of Anthony and Patrick Turner is Roy Hodgson’s sister. A family gathering at her house is inevitably football orientated with regular discussions on Roy’s team selection and tactics for the forthcoming European Championship. 

 

It was whilst they were at their Auntie’s that Anthony dreamt that he was watching England win the Euros and all the England supporters were singing a song they had written. Anthony told Patrick about the dream and they decided to produce a song as they believed it was a sign.

 

Every supporter wants to be sitting in the stands watching their favourite team play their best and some may then be inspired to write an England anthem but not many can say that the song was conceived on Roy’s sister’s sofa!

 

Anthony explains how the brilliant anthem came to life: When you’re surrounded by pictures of Roy Hodgson and listening to fascinating anecdotes of his career, it’s not surprising I dreamt about England winning the Euro, but they were chanting a song that I had never heard before. The next day all I could remember when I spoke to Patrick was some of the melody and ‘Come on England’ . Patrick suggested that we try and realise the vision, by writing a song called ‘Build us a dream’. 

 

Though this track is undoubtedly a rather amusing piece in terms of its origin, The Turner Brothers are on a very serious musical journey having been voted ‘Crowds Favourite Band’ at Hogsozzle Festival both in 2014 and 2015 they are taking on the stage at this year’s Victorious Festival alongside Annie Mac and Manic Street Preachers. 

 

Jolly Mare streams new album ‘MECHANICS’ on Clash

Italian producer Jolly Mare is pleased to finally share his brilliant debut album ‘Mechanics’ on CLASH. Check it out on Soundcloud right HERE. 

Help yourself to a complete new album, free to stream!

Fabrizio Martina, the man behind Jolly Mare, is a multi-instrumentalist and champion turntablist, with a master degree in Mechanical Engineering and a PhD in Vibration Dynamics under his belt. Nicknamed ‘the new face of Italian disco’, he’s currently a full time producer and DJ, taking part in festivals across Europe from Sonar to Harvey’s Discotheque Stage at Bestival. A graduate of Red Bull Music Academy in New York, he has opened acts from Masters at Work to Roy Ayers, worked with the likes of Soul Clap and Thundercat, and has already been featured in the likes of Pitchfork, Mixmag and Okayplayer with his dream-like brand of electro-funk, disco and house.

Jolly Mare’s debut album “Mechanics” was conceived as a conceptual journey through the mechanics of groove and the dynamics of love. Featuring dew-eyed disco jams, Jolly Mare takes you on aural journey through a blackhole of futuristic funk and fresh, twinkling midnight beats – complete with crunchy, choppy bass riffs and plenty of jazzy synth action that’s bound to have you up and dancing. Nowhere is this more evident in album opener ‘Hun’ with its breezy, rolling pulse and ‘Hungry Angry’ with its slow laser descent into an earthy, gritty guitar groove.

Here’s what Jolly Mare has to say about the mechanical concept behind the album:

“Digital years come with misconceptions about rhythm and groove. A ball bouncing on the floor without gravity and friction could go on endlessly. A drum pattern looped into a DAW can be infinitely repeated…forever…generating nothing but alienation to the listener. But once hidden driving forces begin to act, the game comes to life. The ball starts jumping less on every repetition, and drums played by a real drummer transmits something entirely different on every bar and rhythm becomes groove. Same with the relationship between a man and a woman: without romantic entanglements, this can be a sterile, impersonal interaction. It’s love that gives anything meaning.”

‘Mechanics’ is out on 2XLP and digitally 8th April via Bastard Jazz Recordings. Digital copies available.

 

For all press enquiries please contact jazz@prescriptionpr.co.uk or call +44 (0) 1223 505328

Profound electro-pop EP ‘Circles’ from up-and-coming singer Francesco, aka 1ofUs

Up-and-coming Italian singer and songwriter, 1ofUs delivers his debut EP, CIRCLES, a stunning electropop record themed around his life’s journey.

Having attempted to pursue a career in music over two decades ago (he was signed to Warner at one point), the artist was forced to abandon his dreams after his project due to ‘reasons not pertaining to the music, regrettably, in the end, never eventuated’.

Pouring his creative energy into a career in Architecture, he opened his own studio in Frankfurt, Germany where he spent the next three years. He then moved back to Northern Italy where he continued to work for the next 20 years projecting buildings and vast urban areas across Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Listen to ‘Home’ here: https://soundcloud.com/user-584708832

This long overdue EP sees the artist finally returning to music, reflecting on his experience with a newfound wisdom.

This is the origin of the EP title, CIRCLES,’ he explains. ‘Everything in life comes back somehow, like a circle.

No longer young, CIRCLES nonetheless feels surprisingly fresh in sound, sporting some very flashy and modern electronic instrumentation courtesy of producers Andy Whitmore and Matt Knight. Born on the border between Italy and Slovenia, his music also contains a touch of Italian/Balkan influence. The album was recorded and produced in London. Lead single ‘Home’ takes inspiration from the November 2015 Paris bombings, reflecting on the need for home as a place of peace for oneself and for others. It is a topical and highly relatable song that proves Francesco’s musical relevance and his talents as a lyricist.

As he further explains: ‘the song touches on the difficulties of being free, of loving, of being together, and the fact that this hardship must not stop the journey towards our soul.

A music video is in the works scheduled to be finished by mid-April.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/1ofUsUk/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf

https://twitter.com/1ofUs_Music

Vidal & Curma – ‘Another Plane’ EP

Currently splitting time between their Northern Italian hometown of Padova and the UK’s capital, songwriters Vidal & Curma are a duo making a name for themselves on the London circuit. Playing in some of the most prestigious independent music venues in the city, their reputation has already won them a residency at the revered Proud Camden, where they were invited for repeat showings by popular demand thanks to the innate energy and sense of fun in their songs.

Their music boasts a loose, anarchic freshness without compromising on quality, giving an acoustic twist on the indie likes of The Libertines, The Strokes, Mac Demarco, and Velvet Underground to name a few. But perhaps their closest comparison is less well known – both Vidal and Curma are huge fans of Django Reinhardt, a gypsy guitarist  from Belgium who was active from the 30s to the 50s. Reinhardt single-handedly invented the gypsy-jazz genre, and both band members consider him the best guitarist of all time.

His brilliance has clearly rubbed off, and the new three track EP ‘Another Plane’ is a real, offbeat, acoustic treat.

See Vidal & Curma in action with this live Tradiio session:

Specialising in writing songs about everyday problems faced by many, song themes vary from the difficulty of maintaining relationships nowadays, where everyone travels and moves a lot (‘Another Plane’), to everyday situations that can lead to deep contemplation (‘Tonight’). The final track, ‘Never Say Again’, is about the unpredictability of meeting someone special in a massive city like London.

With each track boasting different elements which make them special individually, the combination of all three tracks makes for a very consistent release. And it’s all tied together with an acoustic irreverence that really sets them apart from other, more pretentious, peers. It’s an approach that clearly works, with the band already getting the attention of Universal Music Group A&R Manager Fausto Donato. A sign of things to come.

This is the first release on Tradiio Recordings, a new record label set up to release the best performing artists on Tradiio, a music discovery app for iOS, Android and Web.

Vidal & Curma’s ‘Another Plane’ EP is due for release on August 10th.

Tradiio is available here:

Web – http://tradiio.com

iOS – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/tradiio-discover-new-music/id882599955?mt=8

Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tradiio&hl=en_GB

Connect with Tradiio on social media:

https://facebook.com/tradiio

https://twitter.com/tradiio

Vidal & Curma Links: 

https://facebook.com/VidalCurma

https://twitter.com/vidalcurma

http://tradiio.com/vidal-curma-1

Rumboy – ‘Stay’

Watch ‘Stay’ here:

Single released on August 17th followed by the EP on August 31st

Rumboy is an exciting new concept from soft spoken troubadour Jay Thackery. Rumboy explores all the essential elements of pop rock, and subverts and presents something new, fresh and exciting.

Rumboy has been playing in pubs and clubs since he was 17, honing his craft and creating a distinctive sound which has the potential to capture the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere. A proud Lancastrian with strong ties to Scotland, Rumboy’s northern charms comes across very strongly in his first release.

The lead single from Rumboy’s debut EP gives the listener a true scope of his far flung talents. Having expanded his sound, Rumboy has created something incredibly enriching and a pleasure to listen too. The key lyrical ingredients of bad break-ups and women fit seamlessly with the warm tones of his acoustic guitar and his soft, velvety voice.

Rumboy is an endearing character capable of evoking strong feelings through his emotional song writing. Rumboy is essentially a true talent who possess all the key ingredients for long lasting success. His debut EP will be released on August 31st.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/officialrumboy

https://soundcloud.com/rumboy

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBQxein_S6yv9reslHb-JLA/feed

Shackleton Set to Take The World by Storm – The incredible debut album out on August 8th

The Shackleton Experience is the brain child of Minnesota native Karl Schmaltz. Karl, a 19-year old musician is the sole contributor to this project and it is a testament to his musical prowess and technical gifts that he has managed to craft an album of such complexity.

Karl took a leaf out of Bon Iver’s book and moved to a secluded farm in Wisconsin to record the album, focusing all his energy on this release. You can sense the exuberance and creative passion that has gone into this release; it feels like an extension of Karl’s personality and an honest representation of his own personal musical ideals.

Listen to “Into the Weddell Sea’ here: https://soundcloud.com/karl-schmaltz-1/into-the-weddell-sea

The Shackleton Experience transports the listener 100 years back in time, charting the journey of Shackleton to the Antarctic. You can feel the ship’s bow slicing through solid ice blocks and the crunch of boots on the snow. The complete DIY approach to the album is a testament to creator Karl’s musical prowess. Karl single-handedly researched the project, wrote the script, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered the whole album. It is this commitment to excellence that really sets The Shackleton Experience apart from other releases you will hear this year.

The music has been described a “metal opera” but in some ways it is unlike anything heard before. It is both educational and sonically pleasurable, combining multiple genres and a story telling aesthetic to create something truly original.

The Shackleton Experience is almost revolutionary in its scope. By carving out a genre of its own, The Shackleton Experience is set to take the world by storm.

Expect the full length release on August  8th the 101st anniversary of Shackleton leaving England.

Links:

http://shackletonexperience.com/

https://www.facebook.com/theshackletonexperience

https://soundcloud.com/karl-schmaltz-1/into-the-weddell-seaCOVER