‘Father Christmas’ by Jon McDevitt

‘Father Christmas’ is the unique and original product of musician Jon McDevitt who is looking to provide something a little left-field in the Christmas songs category.

Rather than the usual drivel that we hear every December, along with the few festive gems, Jon’s ‘Father Christmas’ presents a new perspective which ponders upon the importance of good ol’ St. Nick – posing the question, would it really be Christmas without him?

Jon’s Christmas sing-along avoids the common approaches to the genre with thoughtful lyrics from co-writer Dominic Hudson and an infectious folk-rock style melody that stands out from the crowd.

Blending influences from the likes of The Smiths and Dexys Midnight Runners, ‘Father Christmas’ is a highly listenable Christmas anthem with more to it than meets the eye; there is a sense of meaningfulness to Jon’s track that is lost on many of the classic festive tunes. Certainly one to look out for this Christmas period!

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/jonmcdevittsongs/

https://twitter.com/jonmcdevitt

www.jonmcdevitt.com

‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”’ – M’GOO

M’GOO are a group of musicians who create easy listening jazz infused pop with strong meanings at the heart of it.

By taking inspiration from more original sources, such as true stories and poems, M’GOO are able to write enchanting love songs with their own unique edge.

‘I Didn’t Want To Hear You Say “I’m Leaving”’ is drawn from a story on Glynn Washington’s Snap Judgement, in which a woman leaves her fiancée after visiting a psychic who tells her that love isn’t always enough.

Despite the tragic circumstances that have inspired the song, there is a very upbeat, positive feel to the track that makes for a relaxed listening experience.

The song is taken from the group’s upcoming album ‘LOVE AND ALL THAT _ _ _ _’ which is also due to be released with a discussion podcast and video art.

Links:

www.mgoomusic.com

www.soundcloud.com/themgooproject

www.twitter.com/mgoomusic

www.facebook.com/mgoomusic

Adam Lanceley’s guitar rich ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’

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Adam’s calling as a musician and his inspirational story has led to the creation of his fifth album, Postcards from Then…, from which the single ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is taken.

At the young age of 10, Adam was involved in a serious car accident that left him with severe head injuries. He was told he would probably not walk or talk again, but Adam demonstrated the utmost dedication, proving everyone wrong on his amazing journey.

Whilst Adam’s music is often famed for its use of unconventional instrumentation and old-skool recording techniques, ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is led by a bright, catchy lightly-overdriven guitar riff that conjures images of summer days.

If you’re looking for some light, guitar rock-pop with something a bit different, then Adam’s track is one for you.

Find out more about Adam here:

https://play.spotify.com/artist/0UFbDrAYa0cnAp41cQnyNb

https://twitter.com/AdamLanceley

https://soundcloud.com/adam-129087330

http://www.brainandspine.org.uk/adams-story

 

Punky pop track ‘Crush’ from Line Mari

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This punky track gives having a ‘Crush’ a new angle. The softness of Line Mari’s voice makes this an enchanting track combined with its relaxing melodies and angelic harmonies. Hints of electronica within the composition, makes it fresh from start to finish. The poppy tune by Line Mari is exceptionally catchy.

Links:

www.linemari.com

https://soundcloud.com/line-mari

https://twitter.com/linemarimusic

https://www.facebook.com/linemarimusic

New hypnotic track ‘Element’ and upcoming album from alternative pop trio The Hallows

UK alternative pop trio The Hallows gear up for the release of their debut album with this brand new hypnotic single ‘Element’.

 

As the group explains: ‘element was one of the first songs recorded and it helped to set the overall tone of the album. It was written as a positive and uplifting song about looking up to someone you love and the profound influence they can have on your life’.

 

Watch the video for Element here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Qy05nmJWM

Listen to the track on Soundcloud here:

https://soundcloud.com/the-hallows-official/element/s-cW1ht

Championing their own very unique sound, The Hallows are an enchanting concoction of Kate Bush, Muse, Portishead and Tori Amos with their own individual dreamy essence thrown in.

The group’s eclectic sound is a result of the band members’ individual musical meanderings. Sarah has played as a backing vocalist/keyboard/Glockenspiel for Hafdís Huld supporting the likes of Paolo Nutini, Mika and Bloc Party at festivals as large as Glastonbury and SXSW. Joe meanwhile has supported notorious cult pornographic band Rock Bitch (a band renowned for rarely sporting support acts). He and Sarah have also shared the stage with Ronan Keating playing a number of television performances.

Meeting at university, the band shared a house together, in which third band member Dave subjected the group to strict drinking game rules, whilst also ensuring they all ate proper meals (now holding the unofficial title of ‘band chef’).

Sarah has played the role of Snow White whilst working at Disneyland – several elements of this fantasy world clearly making their way into the mystical sound of ‘Element’. As a child, Sarah also lived by a zoo and was kept often awake by roaring lions (the lions would often set the wolves off too, which sounds absolutely terrifying!)

Since forming, the group have been hands on with all aspects of their music including coming up with video concepts, artwork, set design, production and blogging.

Their upcoming album Of Time and Tides is out July 4th.

The group explain:The album is about life, relationships and how things can change over time. The album was written in the spirit of a bygone era because we wanted to encapsulate elements within all our lives that have influenced us both musically and personally. Sarah draws inspiration for the lyrics from the elements because they represent the never ending cycle of life and time in which we exist for a moment. We have combined these influences to create an album that displays our love for atmospheric instrumentation, lush melodies and, hopefully, pop songs you will want to sing along to.

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/TheHallowsOfficial/timeline?ref=page_internal

https://twitter.com/TheHallowsBand

https://soundcloud.com/the-hallows-official

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVuuESg_76nXzJHngq51Log

http://www.thehallows.uk/

 

Jaunty summer anthem ‘Young You’ from excitingly fresh Norwegian indie giants KMF – (Kakkmaddafakka)

This band has undeniable chemistry!’ – IndieBerlin

Kakkmaddafakka can get the muddy dance floors of the European festival circuit pumping – but they can prop you up against a tree to lounge in the midsummer sun, too.

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 Norwegian indie band KMF (Kakkmaddafakka) spearhead their own unique effervescent sound on this summery single ‘Young You’.

The song is a feelgood blend of groovy bass, bouncy pianos and breezy reverb-soaked vocals. You can feel the warm rays of the sun on your face whilst listening to it.

Listen to the single here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N50ugwIegBk

The band hail from the beautiful city of Bergen, where they have grown from a small local group to an internationally recognised act. Their Facebook band page currently has over 150, 000 likes.

Having toured all over the world, KMF regularly play to 5000 fans at their own club shows across the continent and have appeared at and headlined stages at renowned festivals such as Melt! Festival, the Montreux Jazz Festival, Arenal Sound in Spain and Hurricane Festival. With support constantly coming their way, they seem destined to continue onwards and upwards and are not likely to stop until their out the stratosphere.

The group proclaim themselves to be ‘sauna extremists’, having gone so far as to perform naked in a sauna once on Norwegian national news!

Amongst sauna-extremism, the band’s other hobbies include football, gaming and Djing (two of the members Axel and Pål run a popular club concept ‘Klubben’ and a hip hop night in Bergen – proof of a band with eclectic musical tastes).

On May 31st the band will be playing an exclusive UK show at the prestige O2 Academy Islington.

‘Young You’ is out May 13th and is set to appear on the group’s upcoming self-titled album KMF set for release June 3rd.

 

Links:

 

https://soundcloud.com/kakkmaddafakka

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuBabbpsL4gvTfFjdHuSN0g

https://www.facebook.com/kakkmaddafakkamusic

https://twitter.com/kakkmaddafakka

http://www.kmfband.com/

 

 

Positive new soft rock single ‘Always Go Home’ from AKA V

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Canadian singer-songwriter AKA V comes through with this gorgeous country-infused soft rock song about not being afraid to return home when life’s dreams don’t turn out how you planned. Reminiscent of artists such as Sheryl Crowe and Shania Twain, AKA V demonstrates herself as a gifted songwriter with a promising future.

Links:

www.akavmusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/akav

https://twitter.com/BornToBeVee

https://www.facebook.com/AKAVofficial
https://www.instagram.com/official.aka.v

http://aka-v-official.tumblr.com