Friday, 6 December 2013

Midnight Mosaic

The best way to describe Midnight Mosaic they are 5 ninjas like Rock n Soul assassins providing guaranteed aural satisfaction to planet earth!!

Midnight Mosaic are an outstanding lively bunch of musicians who have awesome star quality give them a listen it's so worth it!!!
 They have what it takes to make a huge impression on the music industry they are entertaining & show spectacular talent, creativity, passion & uniqueness in a nutshell they are AWESOME with lashes of charisma & charm to boot!!

They have just released their first full-length album entitled "Firework" featuring 10 hot tracks it's out now get their album and show your support their music will keep you rocking around the xmas tree all night long!!!

"Firework" includes bristling rock anthems and hot blooded soul romps which include:
  • Right To Die
  • Spotlight
  • Bazooka Gumption
  • Old School
  • S'Often
  • Abyss
  • Amnesty
  • Underdog
  • My Fair Lady
  • Wait
Check the album out for yourself here:

I loved all the songs each & every single one were top-notch the tracks that really stood out for me were:

  • Bazooka Gumption, Right To Die, Old School, S'Often, My Fair Lady & Amnesty

Watch Midnight Mosaic showcasing their Big Announcement (New Album 2013):

Midnight Mosaic is an eclectic collective of entertainers, whose original brand of Rock n Soul drives their audiences wild to dance & groove, by combining elements of soul, funk, dance, indie, pop & outstanding vocals they have put their own licious twist on the Indie/Rock music scene i call it "Cross-Genre Brilliance", they are influenced by bands such as Chroemo, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Parliament Funkadelic, The Talking Heads & epic/legendary artists like Michael Jackson & Prince, this band is truly montage of it's members individual sonic signatures.

Their music is a love for the experimental it's intriguing & highly infectious they are putting excitement back into the music scene in a genre that truly deserves it, their aim is to electrify and have you craving for more with their masterpiece of sound & empowering lyrics, i love their  immense passion & their whole creative vision of combining different genres this truly makes them so distinctive it really represents what Midnight Mosaic is all about they radiate explosive charismatic ambience.

Their music had me hooked from start to finish they have brought a new dimension to their music with their cross-genre brilliance they really live up to their name, they have an awesome unique way of expressing themselves their creative juices are constantly flowing & evolving.

In support of their first-length album they are headlining "The Bitter End" in New York City on January 18th, they are also planning shows in the early part of 2014 in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Boston, all over New Jersey & they are launching a national & international radio campaign & furthermore they will be releasing their first official music video for the first single off their album "Right To Die" it's all exciting stuff!!!!

Midnight Mosaic consists of:

  • A.T. Hunte (Vocals)
  • Trent Carter (Guitar)
  • Harrisyn Hartt (Keyboard & Synthesizer)
  • AJ "Animal Jones" (Drums)
  • Gil T. Brown (Bass)
  • Dee M (Backing Vocals)

Check out this interview with: Who are Midnight Mosaic?

The band formed in 2011 & has toured throughout the Northeast & Mid-Atlantic regions (USA) they have received media & industry acclaim for their energetic out of this world live performances, at the Midnight Mosaic Show fashion designer Lacy Hint stated:

 "The show has begun & Midnight Mosaic started to perform, the energy of the event transferred to the band members, the drums were distinctly leading, complemented by heavy beat of the bass & high pitches of very well played keyboards once the guitar solo set the mood they vocalist let go of any decency & rocked the party"

Midnight Mosaic has been featured on a variety of web-based radio shows in the USA, Europe, Asia, The Middle East & Australia they have also been featured in various music publications which includes: Blogs, Podcasts, Websites & in print, in one publication Lauren Pulgarin from Eat Sleep Breathe Music wrote:

"Midnight Mosaic brings something new to the music industry with a new cool yet at the same time almost retro sound, it is this mix of the old & the new that will gain this band many fans in those that search for good drumming, guitar & lyrics in an industry that is currently flooded with bass drops & auto tune"

They have incredible social media presence and their marketing & press imagery is top-notch, to name a few Midnight Mosaic have been featured on the following radio shows/publications:

  • Preston UK 103.2 with Coral Rose
  • Momalda Radio Germany
  • 106.6 Radio North Manchester (UK)
  • Rock Radio 993
  • Rock 101 Radio
  • Gashouse Radio Philly's Internet Radio
  • Radio Rebel Independent Music
  • RAW: Natural Born Artists
  • MudKiss Fanzine
So what are you waiting for listen to their music and share with your friends!!! Get their album it will be one of of your most played i guarantee it!!!

Check out Midnight Mosaic on these links:

Friday, 8 November 2013

DJ Mac's Indie Compilation (Post-Alternative Visions)

New Indie Compilation from DJ Mac of

It's a licious mix of Dark, Post-Punk, Cross-Genre & Electronic Creativity, it's a love for the dark & experimental, style roams between Dark Ballads, Dark Wave, Genre Hoppers & Punk/Electronca  that DJ Mac incorporates all of these in one powerful indie compilation, i would describe it as 'Pioneers In Alternative Music".
 The bands & artists featured on this awesome compilation are now part of the Darkwave revial who tend to draw a fanbase who are a combination of the hipster subculture/older post-punk bands.

DJ Mac of WoodyRadio presents a digital compilation album of Post-Alternative Bands gathered from all around the world for the first time, these artists are from The UK, US, France & Germany & they all embody a new fresh unique fusion in the art of music, making the term "Alternative".
 These bands/artists & songs represent respect for & musical influences of past alternative genres with an original updated sound & lyrical genius lyrics, ranging from the Dark, Post-Punk influenced melodies of Hyena Motorcade, Hearts Fail, The Secret Post, The Seraphim Rising, Kill The Reflection, IceChrystalls, To the Cross-Genre brilliance of Carved Lies, 13 Monsters & Stigmata, To the Electronic Creativity of Neuron Dreamtime, Vodsel & Preacherz Of The Savage Truth just to name a few.
 This group of creative bands offer originality & non-conformity paying homage to the past allows us to acknowledge where you've been while going somewhere new.

So much music flows through the world let this Dark Wave wash over you!!

This International Collaboration from 15 Independent Bands & One Internet Radio DJ will be delivered for no charge using Bandcamp it's available now check it out here:

Sunday, 20 October 2013

(NEW) Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney is back with his first collection of genuinely essential new pop songs with a licious twist since 2007's low-key 'Memory Almost Full", the 71 year old pop legend hooks up with a crack team of relatively young/hip producers to deliver his most enjoyable and energetic album in ages.
 Tuneful and poppy but with an intuitive rock 'n' roll edge my verdict: STILL FAB!!!

The theme of a man living in the present and constantly reinventing himself while acknowledging his history is reinforced by his quartet of collaborators: new kids Paul Epworth (who helmed Adele's 21) & Mark Ronson (who won Paul over after DJ-ing at his wedding to Nancy Shevell) are joined by Giles Martin & Ethan Johns (the sons of George Martin & Glyn Johns, who both worked with The Beatles).

Every song is full of charisma & charm i was hooked from the start i'm a beatle obsessive a huge fan of Macca he truly is amazing, mesmerising & a total legend in his own right! Echoes of the past are apparent from the off, the opening track 'Save Us' is one of several songs - 'Everybody Out There' & 'I Can Bet' is another - that nod in the direction of Wings. the dreamy groovy psychedelia of 'Alligator' & the sunny beautifully sung title track (both produced by Ronson) with the latter hark back to The Beatles circa 'Penny Lane' & 'Strawberry Fields Forever'.
 'On My Way To Work' recalls McCartney's early solo hit 'Another Day', while the astounding 'Early Days' addresses his bugbear about those who get their Fab Four facts wrong.

The whole album is very experimental & i just love it! It is euphoric & hypnotic a stand out gem highly infectious! 'Looking At Her' an imaginative blend of electro & brazilian bossa nova frisky rhythms for a feel good shakedown & then their is the Giles Martin-produced 'Appreciate' a mixture of hip hop loops & synthetic drums, he puts his own unique stamp on his music his trademark so to speak.

McCartney has made an amazing comeback i love the fact that he is always reinventing himself he is an absolute legend one word EPIC!!!! Beatles obsessives will not be disappointed.

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Sam Smith & Company

I had the pleasure of attending a Sam Smith & Company Gig last month 29/9/13 who i would describe as drenched in Rock n Roll Galore with a licous Indie Twist! Serious noise is being made within this band and WOW i was blown away by their music it was such an energetic show i loved every minute of it they had incredible stage presence the lead singer/frontman had such an amazing connection with the audience with lashes and lashes of confidence and amazing strong vocals he belonged up on that stage he was born for performing, each member of the band had extreme STAR QUALITY!!!

Sam Smith & Company are an unsigned band they are a cross between The Artic Monkeys & The Stone Roses every choon they make is awesome full of electrfying Indie/Rock n Roll that make you want to let go of your inhibitions, feel the gritty sexy bass & rock vibes ripple through your body and just DANCE DANCE DANCE!!!

They have a wicked friendly fire, all their songs are capitvating tightly performed they are full of experimentalism clutching a new species of genre, they are the face of Independent music they are what i call 'Emerging Icons', i love their signature guitar riffs, and excellent deep bass and drum work the sky is the limit for this band.

The band consists of: Sam Smith - Vocals & Guitar, Chris Gilman - Guitar, Vocals, Peter Toner - Drums & Percussion & Jack Farnworth - Bass.

This awesome band deserve your undivided attention, i can see great things happening for them they are the band to watch they are going to set the rock scene ablaze, things can only get better as they continue to excel musically, they've got the right elements to stick in your head for a long time as you'll be craving for more, with the tracks erupting after the first guitar strike & not stopping until the EP is over the band have really pulled out all the stops with their powerful hard rock sound, you'll probably want to remember this band's name as you will be hearing alot more from them.

They take alot of inspiration from a range of epic/iconic bands from the 80's & 90s up to the present these guys ultimately like to mix it up and create their own licious & unique fusion that is Sam Smith & Company, if you haven't heard of Sam Smith & Company give your ears a chance & check out their music it's absolutely rocktastic, what more could you ask for? Great vocals, epic guitar & drum work, awesome band chemistry which absolutely shines when they perform their energy really fills the whole room & you instantly buzz off it, they naturally get the crowd madly excited me included they are the real deal they are rapidly developing into a powerful prosposition in the live environment & quickly building a strong fan base & following they gig relentlessly to win your love.

Sam Smith & Company is a collection of fine talent you should consider this The A Team of the unsigned music world, their Debut EP is titled "From Heathens To Devils" is out now which you can purchase off iTunes.

A few quotes of mine describing this licious authentic band:

"A love of indie & hard rock blended into a delicious fusion of awesome choons they are on top of my breakthrough list for 2013"

"Raw, Edgy Rockness, Wicked Drum Beats & Double the Guitar Beats paves the entrance for the front man who binds the band perfectly together"

Sam Smith & Company is what Independent music is all about they are very much a modern day band who delivers pure class indie/rock music from the heart of Manchester.

Check them out on these links:

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

High Safari

Let me introduce the licious indie pop party duo that is 'High Safari'

The band consists of James Parker and Nigel Gamage they formed in 2011 after they met at Sheffield University and bonded over a love for The Shins and Elliot Smith, after writing together for a year they headed into the studio on a small budget recording, producing and mixing their debut album 'Skylight' which they completed in one week the track listing consists of the following tracks:

  • Skylight
  • Hey Hombre!
  • Come Into The Night
  • Orient Express
  • Pier
  • Doves
  • Around
  • The Park
  • Waves On Waves
  • Winter
They have released the album onto bandcamp where it is available to stream and download for FREE, as soon as you clasp your ears onto this awesome music you'll be craving for more, their infectious fun lovin' sound is full of charisma & charm you will just buzz off their high energy, feel good up beat choons they get me up dancing every time they are just AMAZING!!

Download the album here:

Each song is beautifully put together you'll be hitting that repeat button! James & Nigel are two very creative individuals who are extremely unique with their own brand of indie pop they are the band to look out for as they are the new indie pop sensation in a class all of their own, they are not trying to sound like anyone else they have put their own twist and stamp on it with a new experimental distinctive feel to indie music that is not out today they combine energetic, cheerful pop full of passion and indie galore to boot and what i like to call infectious licious ear candy now that's what you want when you listen to music you want something new and different and these boys really deliver that.

Every song off 'Skylight' stands out it is just utter perfection and is absolutely flawless, check them out and if you love indie music with a licious twist of pop then 'High Safari' is the band for you so if you like what you hear please share with your friends and spread the word.

High Safari have that STAR QUALITY check them out on these links:


Tuesday, 6 August 2013


Unsigned/Independent 26 year old singer/songwriter & composer Amy-Letitia from Manchester is a rare gem/pure gold in her own right she is the real deal, her music is full of mystery & charm it's constantly evolving.
 She is absolutely breathtaking she delivers emotionally charged charismatic songs which are alluringly appealing, hypnotic & mesmerizing you will probably want to remember this girl's name as you will be hearing alot more from her, she has such a powerful voice which is pure and delicate she shares beautiful vocal similarities with the likes of Kate Bush & contemporary classical singer Hayley Westenra.

She is the face of unsigned music this is where the true talent is right here in independent music she's totally in a class of her own with her own unique & distinctive style of sound, she deserves your undivided attention her music will stick in your head for a long time.

Amy started to recognise her talent when she began writing music at the age of 12, learn't to play keyboard at the age of 13 and taught herself how to play the piano, much of a quiet child  she kept most of her feelings & emotions within herself her music became her tool to communicate the feelings that she couldn't speak.

Her licious & beautiful song 'Big Bear Hug' had it's first radio play on BBC Radio Manchester on the 6th July 2013 This is what Michelle Hussey (Presenter) for BBC Radio Manchester had to say:

'I couldn't switch her off, i had to listen to all the tracks one after the other again & again (in regards to songs 'Big Bear Hug', Ruby Slippers' & 'Vomit at my heart' it's just a really beautiful piece of work i really like her'

All her songs are written & composed by Amy-Letitia, piano & vocals by Amy, violin on 'Big Bear Hug' & 'Ruby Slippers' by Karolina Ignatowicz, violin on 'Vomit out my heart' by Tim Allen, recorded at Blueprint Studios Manchester.

Amy has been working on her EP 'Holding Stars' over the last year recording at Blueprint Studios & has just had her launch gig at Night & Day Cafe in Manchester on the 21st May which has also been released on itunes aswell as 200 other online stores, she wrote the visual conception & chose the location & props to her first music video for 'Big Bear Hug' which is the most beautiful music video i have ever seen amazing location i want to go there!!!

Her track list for Holding Stars:

  • Holding Stars
  • Big Bear Hug
  • Ruby Slippers
  • Vomit out my heart
  • The Cold Whisper
  • Like Heaven

Her songs are so passionate very charismatic they lure you in with charm & mystery they send shivers down my spine so captivating it's licious ear candy absolutely gorgeous, two words to describe her is 'Flawless' & 'Perfection', i instantly fell in love with her music after hearing 'Big Bear Hug' you crave for more, her music arrangement is outstanding & beautifully put together.

One extremley talented lady she has been writing & composing music for over 13yrs, she's had the experience of singing in front of 2,000 people at The Palace Theatre Manchester as part of a Xmas production with the Kings Church Choir in 2007 & supporting Lacrae one of America's most successful independent artists as part of a UK tour, has also sang as head soprano of the University of Ulster Chamber Choir & choir touring in Northern Ireland in cathedrals, shopping centres & universities in 2006-2007.

Has appeared on ALLFM Radio in 2009 which got her radio play for her songs 'Personal Angel' & 'Conversation' aswell as being interviewed.

She loves listening to various genres of music from which she takes inspiration material such as: Bjork, Kate Bush, Niki & The Dove, Enya, Grimes, Lana Del Rey, Bats For Lashes, Florence & The Machine to orchestral film composers such as John Debney, Hans Zimmer & James Horner & classical crossover singers like Hayley Westenra & Charlottte Church to post rock ballads like Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion.

Quoting Amy she has said 'It's hard for me to box myself in because i transend genre, i write from a subconscious place of mind, my music is a reflection of everything i am', 'Music is who i am, not what i do'.

She writes to become one with her emotions to engage in her subconscious, thoughts & to express her feelings, music is her childhood saviour, her companion, closest friend & therapy, music has always been an integral part of her life, you can't define her music it's so distinctive & unique that's what i love about her she writes thought provoking lyrics and delicious melody lines.

I can really feel the elements of Bat For Lashes, Enya, Bjork, Florence & The Machine & Kate Bush in her music which i just adore it's an experimental licious fusion of different styles & influences full of ambience.

Listen to her music & hit that replay button & spread the word about the most amazing & charismatic singer around.

Check out Amy-Letitia on these links:

Saturday, 13 July 2013

The Bedroom Hour

The Bedroom Hour is a dynamic indie/acoustic melodic band from West London!

Get their debut EP 'Themes' now off soundcloud:

Their suburb guitar work sets in motion songs of pure warmth & optimism their songs are just damn lovely their power-charged choons include: 'Midnight Game', 'X Marks The Spot', 'Shadow Boxer', 'Submarine', 'Nocturnal' & 'Heart Will Haunt'

The Bedroom Hour consists of:
  • Stuart Drummond - Vocals
  • Rob Payne - Guitar
  • Dan Rider - Bass
  • Mark Dudley - Keyboard
  • Lewis Cosham - Drums

The heady mix of experience, knowledge & talent in these five individuals makes the dynamic of the band both unique & charismatic, all members contribute to ideas/songwriting the whole creative process, all of their tracks are recorded & mixed at their own studio space in Uxbridge.

The passionate vocals are from the depths of the writers heart, the strong impact of the drums fills each song throughtout, catchy guitar hooks consisting of pulsating basslines & teasing guitar riffs it's a licious fusion of rock & roll energy & emotionally-charged lyrics that you keep you longing for more, each songs have great intro's they produce beautiful indie ballads that are real gems full of charisma & charm.

Check out The Bedroom Hour on these links & start spreading the word:

The Delinquents

The Delinquents are a 4 piece Indie Rock band hailing from the North West, the boys formed in 2010 & have played many local gigs across the Lancashire as well as gracing the music capital of the world MANCHESTER.

 They recorded their first EP 'Electric' at Studio Studio, Whitworth in the spring of 2013 along with 4 other unreleased tracks for their upcoming album including: 'Falling (Breaking Down)', 'Jenny', 'Supersonic Girl' & 'Electric', they are well known for their energetic live shows & catchy upbeat tunes providing strong vocal hooks, sexy guitar riffs, deep gritty basslines & tight drum beats.

Inspiration comes from bands such as Kings Of Leon. The Libertines, Artic Monkey's, Kasabian & Miles Kane, The band is: Patrick Holt - Vocals, Tom Sipocz - Guitar, Tom Healey - Bass, Tom Bedlow - Drums.

"Don't kick it till you lick it"

You'll want to remember this awesome band, chances are you will be hearing alot more from them, The Delinquents represent independent music they are totally in a distinctive unique class of their own, they have took all their inspiration from the bands they love and put their own stamp & twist on their sound all of their songs stay true to the indie music scene this is what i love about them, they are very much a modern-day band in essence who deliver pure class british indie music that we all love & crave (true geniuses) they are the real deal so check out their licious indie choons for yourself and share with all your friends send The Delinquents your support they will really appreciate it.

Check out The Delinquents out on these links & spread the word:

P.E.S.T - Elevation ft Audra Nishita

Ben Johnson & Raphael Zak aka P.E.S.T release their amazing drum & bass debut single 'Elevation' on Artillery Records featuring licious vocals from Audra Nishita & two very different mixes from the guys, a dubstep version & a distinctly 90's sounding original breakbeat mix, i can't enough of this awesome choon i'm constantly hitting that repeat buttton it's addictive stuff.
  P.E.S.T have had success with their unofficial bootlegs which consistently reached the top 10 on Hype Machine, their remix of Florence & The Machine's 'Rabbit Heart' reached No1 on Hype Machine scoring over 10,000 plays on soundcloud & 300,000 views on Youtube, these remixes have landed them radio support from Kiss 100, XFM, NME Radio, Rinse FM as well as East Village Radio in New York, they have also had DJ backing from the likes of Annie Mac & Eddie Temple Morris, they have done remixes for Island Records before joining Artillery Records.

Snippets of quotes about the single:

  • Sounds nice - Andi Durrant (Capital FM)
  • The original is proper - Brent Aquasky
  • Excellent EP, Original is the winner for my sets - Cut La Roc
  • Great summer stuff here Great Vibes - James D'Ley
Check out P.E.S.T ON these links & spread the word i hope you enjoy 'Elevation' as much as i do, look out for more Artillery releases coming soon:


Kodeta deserve your undivided attention they are sure to get the summer ablaze, they have the right elements to stick in your head for a long time you'll be craving for more.
 Drenched in a licious mixture of Rock/Dance reeking of experimentalism & displaying a sizeable Drum & Bass scar, Kodeta is returning from a musical expedition clutching a new species of song with choons like 'Lost From The Start', 'Shadow of a Doubt', 'Roundabouts' & 'Hypnotized' are from their 2012 summer EP release 'CIRCADIAN'.

Kodeta are charismatic, tightly performed, eclectic & captivating with licious songs that are totally mesmerising, you have the acoustic drive of ' Shadow of a Doubt', the swirling rock vibe & soaring vocals of 'Hypnotized', ambient guitars & unblemished harmonies, alluringly appealing & radio friendly, all their licious choons have such an awesome sound you'll be hitting that replay button.

 Kodeta set off at the turn of the century & following a relentless display of prowess at over 70 shows in the last year alone, serious noise is being made in the Norfolk music scene, sky is the limit for Kodeta.

They got some live shows coming up those include:

  • Bumper, 30th July, Liverpool
  • The Silver Bullet, 3rd August, London

Check out Kodeta on these links & start to spread the word: Which showcases live performances at Epic Studios! BBC Introducing in Norfolk - Kodeta in interview with Sophie Little!

Friday, 12 July 2013

The Sonic Revolvers

The Sonic Revolvers are a Rock band from Cheshire (UK) mixing an alternative, classic rock sound they have an EP out called 'Suns Of Mercury' tracks include 'Gunshot', 'Plastic Rock', 'Feverglass', 'Sunset Bridge' & 'The March Of A Million', their influences consist of a range of rock icons including: Nirvana, The Foo Fighters & The Manics they are currently signed to Freaky Pug Records.

 It all started out as the brainchild of guitarist and songwriter Richey Jones, he had been playing drums in bands for years & had decided to set up a band himself, he met Darrell through a friend & the two soon hit off rehearsing & jamming the songs Richey had already written over the previous year.
 They soon needed a Bass & Drummer & put an ad in the local newspaper & soon they recevied huge interest they were really surprised by the amount of interest in the group, auditions were soon underway & the lucky two chosen were Mike Jones (Drums) & Phil Mealing filling the Bass spot they both joined  in December 2010.

The social media had been building at a rapid pace following their gig shows & the release of their album release, the album launch was on the 22nd May they performed in public for the first time to family, friends & people curious to who these Sonic Revolvers were, their first EP entitled 'Songs for the Revolution' was released the next day on iTunes in September 2011 the band performed at a battle of the bands organised by local media company 'Mako Media', it was the first chance to play alongside other established bands & show case themselves to a bigger crowd, the prize - a fully produced music video free of charge, the band saw this as a big chance to show people what they were all about & luckily for them the crowd & judges agreed they came 1st & the prize was theirs.

The video for 'Songs for the Revolution' was released on March 26th 2012 via YouTube as well as the single on iTunes, it really took off fast with hundreds of views coming in the first two days with people commenting on how good the video looked with it's though provoking message, the band continued to play live & push the video in the hope of reaching more people with their hard & loud rock music.

They headed into the studio in Auguest 2012 to record a new EP, with the EP ready they started the promo & the PR work in getting people to hear the new material, 'Plastic Rock' was was unleashed on sound cloud for all to hear with the news that the band was releasing a new EP called 'Suns Of Mercury'.

 'Plastic Rock' was released as a free download on bandcamp with people rushing out to own the song, the release date for the EP was set for November 30th with a special gig at The Box in Crewe, people could also order cd's through the bands website as well as the iTunes version, reviews for the EP came in & were all very positive.

The Sonic Revolvers signed with Freaky Pug Records in January 2013 & the label released the EP through them, with a new video doing the rounds & a new album in the pipe line the band showed no sign of slowing down.

Here are some snippets of reviews about 'Suns Of Mercury'

  • With the tracks erupting after the first guitar strike & not stopping until the EP is over the band have really pulled out all the stops with this powerful melodic to the bone... Absolutely breath taking EP: Intamission Music
  • The Sonic Revolvers have produced a stand-up EP with 'Suns Of Mercury', emotionally leaving the listener demanding more, & should unquestionably be a mammoth knockout for any admirer of power-driven, raw, rock music: ArenaCast
  • ....with it's churning, chugging guitars, leering bass, thrusting drums, strutting vocal, sullied by smear of grime, old style rock & roll charismatically dirtied up: Mudkiss Fanzine
My snippet would be this:

  • Emotionally charged powerful passionate songs fueled by hard hitting rock energy with signature guitar riffs & deep bass, their is charm & alot of different styles & influences that lay just beneath the surface they are a class of their own.
Check out The Sonic Revolvers on these links & spread the word:

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Dazbeatz (Exclusive Interview)

Had the pleasure of getting an exclusive interview with the most licious & mysterious production force around 'Dazbeatz'!!

I got the lowdown about his life & music, inspirations & influences you name it's in this interview, if your craving to know more then look no further read my interview with the man himself.

  • Love your track 'Gotta Say' full of great energy and emotion what inspired the lyrics for the track? as i gotta say your a lyrical genius in my eyes.

When writing a song, for me the sentiment is one of the most powerful messages i can deliver to the listeners, so on this occasion i wanted to write something that people could connect with and relate to. How? I invoked my emotions from past and present that i'd either felt or experienced myself or through friends and even strangers and could just hear the sentiment 'Gotta Say' screaming out to me. I needed to define what that meant to me and turn that sentiment into a situation that we all go through and paint a picture.

I believe the only way to share is to be open, simple and clear with words and forget about one's own individual vulnerability or inhibitions and focus on giving the message that is bigger than the individual. Yeah crazy mind i hear you saying right ha ha...

  •  Dazbeatz! How did that name come about really intrigued?
Well in 2004 i produced and mentored an artist called Esdee and whilst working on her 'top ten breaker in the UK charts' a group called DG3 that's Leon McFarland, Craig Osbourne and Cue 'I love biscuits and beatbox', used to pop down to the studio whilst at lunch from college. We all used to do vocal lessons and i'd play them my music every time they came down. I always had some kind of mad tribal drums on the desk, as my name is Daz they always kept saying 'Those Daz-beatz are crazy and it stuck.

  • What's your background how did a career in music kickstart it all off for you?
My family are all muscians so i was used to playing instruments as they were around me in the house. I also used to go the studio with my dad whilst on primary school holidays, i would bash around on as many instruments as i could while all the muso's were out of the room. My parents never wanted me in the industry, however i caught the buzz and started writing, producing and playing very young.

  • How would you describe your music?
Eclectic, Honest and full of different colours and shapes. 

  • Your a performer, songwriter, producer & a film maker in your own right, how did all this come together?
Like i said before i've been experimenting with music from a very young age, however film is another way i found i can express my creative vision. It all started from music video's though, i would work with amazing directors, however i always seemed to see the video styling, colour and idea whilst i was writing the music, so i'd write the treatments for the director and he would just tone my idea down or expand on my vision. The last video 'Back To The Middle' Axsom Nelson Ft Nicole Dash Jones which i wrote and produced - I actually got to direct some of the scenes, so i decided to write a film, which i had the idea for two years previously.

  • What is an average day in the life of Dazbeatz like?
We'll i'm up at the crack of dawn - 4am as i like to run, then hit the gym for a few hours, then hit the studio to do some vocal practice play some keys, GTR - whatever takes my fancy really. I live a very simple and humble life and try to stay true to my nature and roots lol i sound like a hippy.

  • Who are your inspirations and influences?
I tend to get inspiration and influence from all different media and art, not just through music, so i would say Pablo Picasso, Curtis Mayfield, Grandmaster Flash, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Ryan Leslie, Pharrell Williams, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, Bob Marley, Tina Marie, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Kanye West, David Bowie, Billie Holiday off the top of my head.

  • Who's on your playlist at the moment?
Currently i'm listening to Kendrick Lamar - lyrically and what he does rhythmically with the way he raps is amazing.

  • Who would you love to collaborate with?
I'd love to collaborate with Ryan Leslie and Pharrell Williams all three of us in the same room, that would be crazy - we would probably be fighting over instruments and whose chorus we're going to use.

  • Has music always been a big influence in your life?
Music has played an integral part in my life from birth. It's also aided me in becoming who i am as it's allowed me to expand my horizons and meet some of the most amazing people on the planet and learn more about others.

  • What is next on the horizon for Dazbeatz?
Well i'm writing my album this summer and visiting loads of different countries whilst writing this album to inject another type of emotional romance into my songs, at present i'm on a plane to Barcelona. I'm also at the final hurdle of completing my first full feature film which is going to be crazy, can't tell you the name just yet but all will be revealed very soon ha ha.


Who is Dazbeatz? A mysterious production force behind the music scenes... there's no denying the boy's got presence and talent but operates like a ghost - some would argue that fine line between crazy and genius, some would even go as far as saying he's the embodiment of the dichotomy between music and maths.
 But one thing all would agree is he mixes the geek with passion and energy, turning up the eccentric but levelled with a complete sincerity to life and music...

He's got a licious track out at the moment called 'Gotta Say' check it out & all his other lush music on his soundcloud: his music is a licious fusion of Hip Hop, Soul, Pop, Funk, Breakbeat DnB i love it when artists get creative and experiment with lots of different genres and he does just this.

D'CRE stands for Dazbeatz Creation this is the container for his creative endevours!! Dazbeatz is a Sextuplet - Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Film Writer, Script Writer, Director & Multi-Instrumentalist.

Dazbeatz Vs G-SHOCK - taken on the shoot of the Axsom Nelson video produced and written and co-directed by Dazbeatz.

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Tokyo Taboo

Tokyo Taboo are awesome!!! Licious Ear Candy!!!

You know you get that feeling when you first hear a song & you instantly love it & you think "Ooooooh yeah this is what i'm talking about' this is what you get when you hear their music.

Female fronted band Tokyo Taboo is a fusion of fun punk with pop/rock elements they are currently working with Gwen Stefani & No Doubt's producer they are rapidly growing a loyal fan base & building alot of momentum.

Listen to 'Naked' the band's latest single from their new EP of the same name, the EP was recorded with the amazing Adam Moseley in LA California whose credits include: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Eurythmics, Ben Howard, The Cure & Lenny Kravitz to name a few.

Their music is pop-frenzy galore they are bringing high energy excitement back to the music scene in a  genre that deserves it, they are an infectious licious fun-loving band who will make you dance your socks off, embrace your wild & crazy side & unleash your inner party animal because this music craves it.

'Naked' is pure fun it's licious ear candy so crank up the volume because Tokyo Taboo need to be played very loud indeed you will want their music bouncing/echoing around your room you with it highly addictive stuff.

They have toured internationally & played amazing venues like Whiskey A Go Go (LA, USA), The Viper Room (LA, USA), KL Live (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia) & festivals such as CMJ (NYC), SXSW (Austin), Culture Collide (LA), the band recorded with Adam Moseley in California a few months ago.

Check out their licious ear candy music on Soundcloud:

Tokyo Taboo are heavily influenced by the 80's, retro styles, japanese culture (visuals, cartoons etc) bright colours, cool make-up and inspired by classic 80's music such as David Bowie, Eurythmics, Queen, Annie Lennox, Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Blondie & today's artists such as Katy Perry, Pink, Alanis Morrisette, No Doubt & The Ting Tings,  the name Tokyo Taboo comes from there love of Japan and talking about taboo subjects stuff you know stuff you shouldn't say, i instantly liked them i love the fun-loving chemistry & their bubblebum pop/punk music personality this really represents their music as a whole, they are really passionate about performing, writing & being in the studio, at their shows prepare for a rollercoaster ride they own the stage they love interacting with their fans, you really are part of the whole experience as their infectious high energy bounces off them such a great feeling, Toyko Taboo get a real buzz from performing at their shows they really love the whole creation part of the music stuff (lyrics/melodies etc).

They have been featured on TV & Radio Shows such as The Chris Moyles Breakfast Show (BBC Radio 1), Must Be The Music (Sky1) & Louie Spence's Showbusiness (Sky1).

Their awesome choon 'Naked' showcases both the band's poppy, colourful & fun-loving side with the EP's bubblegum title track & a darker side with 'He Hit Me' & 'Sugar Lies' where lyrics such as 'I kissed him to get you/so you'd smell him on my skin' depict how fucked up a relationship can become, when all you want is to hurt each other rather than feel nothing at all.

The EP's cover depict Tokyo Taboo's front woman nude flying through the air suspended by metallic balloons i love the funky vibrant cover art for this EP very thought provoking it showcases the band's love all things crazy, colourful & the Japanese Visual's that they love they really embraced the whole theme & infused it into this piece of hysteric glamour as i like to call it.

They have got lots of gigs lined up here are some of them so make sure you get to one of their shows:

19th June - Live at The Comedy (Leicester)
27th June - Unplugged on Reading 4 U
2nd July - Unplugged on Liberty Fm
17th July - Live at The Luxe (Spitalfields)
26th July - Live at The Embassy
27th July & 28th July - Hyper Japan!

So in a nutshell Tokyo Taboo is hardcore bubblegum pop/punk frenzy galore with rock interlacing, strong melodies/catchy infectious hooks & a whole lot of heavy synth lines, they aim to electrify.
 They keep you longing for more and you won't able to get their music out of your head, their sound represents lot of different styles and influences that lay just beneath the surface they are totally in a class of their own i absolutely love this band and you should too.

So what you waiting for go check out Tokyo Taboo now on these links:

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Daft Punk 'Random Access Memories'

When French disco droids Daft Punk (aka Thomas Bangalter & Guy-Manuel De Homem-Christo) emerged in the mid 90's they were coolly mysterious, shrouding their identities behind masks & databanks.

 With forth studio album Ramdom Access Memories they've turned that enigmatic streak into iconography - hailing it's arrival with chart-trouncing rare electro-groove of Pharrell-fronted single 'Get Lucky'.

RAM feels like an ambitious upgrade from the duo's formative work (1997 debut Homework; the anthem filled Discovery; anime & arthouse flicks).

Pharrell's smooth croon on 'Lose Yourself To Dance' is underpinned by a robo-vocoder urging 'c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, while Julian Casablancas has a blast on 'Instant Crush' & the theatrical vocals of Paul Williams. Most of the robots here sound like they have bleeding hearts, including the mid-tempo, soft rock-laced ballads 'The Game Of Love' & 'Within'.

RAM is one hell of a funky machine of an album!!!!

Advice From A Caterpillar (AFAC)

AFAC a folk/indie band from Manchester formed in spring 2011 from a mutual committed ambition to seriously pursue a career in songwriting & to push the conventions of modern music, the five piece combine elements of charismatic ambience & charming folk with catchy melodic, pop hooks (in the same vein as The Beach Boys, Minus The Bear) to create a unique, passionate & intense sound.

The band independently released their debut 5 track EP 'Many Worlds' which include: 'Knots', 'Gravity', 'The Middleton Tooth Museum', 'The Hatches' & 'Ballast in the Bloodstream' on their own label as a free digital download they recorded it with world reowned producer/sound engineer John Delf who has worked previously with the likes of: Plan B, The Script & Lily Allen, it's available as a super limited edition CD so be sure to get hold of a copy, it's been professionally mastered for an enhanced pleasurable listening experience & it contains an exclusive bonus track from

their upcoming release EP 'Desiderates' tracks include: Bones, Afterglow, Gravity (Acoustic), Undex (Quantum Immortality) both are available on Bandcamp so go & hit that link & download their music it's all free

The band consists of: Kyle Williams - Vocals/Guitar, Olly Pinfold - Vocals/Guitar, Hamlyn Deas - Sax/Keys/Programming, Ian Murray - Bass/Vocals & David Grant - Drums/Percussion.

Okay so they might be named after a song from the musical adaption of Alice in Wonderland however this Manchester quintet prove themselves to have the same amount of musical grace & grandeur that you may find in wonderland.
 Their music isn't rock heavy, or hard hitting in your face indie it's more licious alternative hippy folk infused with mellow indie which i find to be very charismatic & enchanting so what are you waiting for go & get some free music from this melodramatic ambient band, check them out on YouTube you will find 'The Making of Many-Worlds' one to watch!!

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