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Psyrena -Comic Avatar Music Video ‘Rainbows and Unicorns’

Psyrena brings her transcendental electronic pop track ‘Rainbows and Unicorns’ to all corners of the world. Using her avante-garde surrealist music video to spread a vivid imagery of an out of this world video, escaping you from the doom and gloom of reality.

You can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUYx90sHzZg

Psyrena live.jpgShe is accompanied by her keyboard warrior backing Mr.Bear. In their adventures they embrace the world or modern society with humanitarian issues such as queer, transgender and female sexuality, hate crimes and discrimination. A weird but vibrant music video which expresses subtle but clever messaging.

The music is far from mainstream as it meshes electronica- pop with retro-dance, pushing into some niche music vibes.

However, whilst ‘Rainbows and Unicorns’ may seem ‘overly-cute’ at times, the song is in fact a multi-faceted creature; its lyrics offering a sense of ambivalence, also addressing the serious topic of human rights.

This pop anthem mixes a new sound but with an extravagant moulding of comic avatar, giving it a new angle which the music world is yet to explore.

 

Webpage: http://www.psyrena.com/

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MusicAvatara

 

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Pop, Uncategorized

Music Theory: ‘Down The Aisle’

The mysterious artist, Music Theory, hails from Egypt and he creates a beautiful blend of listenable pop music, best exhibited in his upcoming single ‘Down The Aisle’, which you can watch the video for here.

Inspired by some of the best in the business, including Maroon 5, Michael Jackson and Usher, Music Theory borrows elements from a wide range of musicians and styles, allowing him to craft his own unique style within the busy and highly-occupied world of pop music. Consequently, Music Theory often veers into the worlds of rock, dance and R&B when it comes to writing his music.

It can be difficult in today’s pop music sphere to make yourself stand out, but Music Theory is doing this with a combination of simple, honest songwriting and well-crafted lyricism that differentiates his music from the crowd.

‘Down The Aisle’ was mixed by Bob Horn (Usher/Akon) and was mastered by Tom Coyne (Adele/Taylor Swift).

Want a little more insight into the world of Music Theory? Check out his blog here: http://mtmusictheory.blogspot.co.uk/ 

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/musictheory2016

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

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

http://www.musictheory.zone

 

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Hip Hop, R&B, Uncategorized

KADI: ‘Turn U On’

It takes a strong musician to write about something meaningful with a purposeful agenda and KADI is one of those musicians.

Her new single ‘Turn U On’ is fighting the stereotypical and often sexist nature of the media and music industry that believes “having a big ass or showing your breasts gets you attention”. KADI doesn’t think this is the sort of image we should be projecting, especially to young girls and it is this issue that she is combating through her music.

From working alongside artists such as Moorish Delta 7, producers like Baby J and supporting Omar, KADI changes the game with ‘Turn You On’. The female rapper creates music with a message, fusing RnB, hip hop and pop. KADI aims to push a new movement of keeping the music industry sexy yet classy, using ‘Turn You On’ to portray that message.

Find out more on KADI here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/KADIofficia1

https://twitter.com/Kadiofficial1?lang=en

https://instagram.com/Kadi_official1

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Alternative, Folk, Rock, Uncategorized

The Maladaptive Solution: ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’

Creating contemporary spiritual pop for the new generation, The Maladaptive Solution  are aiming to ‘brainwash’ the nation with their new single ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’. The group use music for teaching purposes whilst using a classic but modern sound.

‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is a beautiful track full of heart and honest lyricism, all backed up with simple and effective songwriting. The intriguing group are influenced by almost every era and genre of music and they concentrate their talents on writing memorable songs with quality production. The track was written in one session yet recorded over a number of years and in different locations. Listeners have reported crying, feeling a strong sense of happiness or even a sense of support during a hard time, proving how ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ can be interpreted by the individual in however way they wish.

The group have even created their own unique logo which they hope will become synonymous with the band and as ‘ubiquitous as the Nike swoosh’. Evidently, the band are pushing forward an ideology and a message rather than just great songs.

Contributors to The Maladaptive Solution include Brad Beard, Michael Carpenter, Michael Giblin, Jimmy Haber and Kylie Whitney.

Links:

https://themaladaptivesolution.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TheMaladaptiveSolution/

https://twitter.com/MldptvSltnMusic

https://www.instagram.com/themaladaptivesolution/

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Folk, Rock, Uncategorized

‘Love Songs For Scarlett’- Tuffet Bunnies

Tuffet Bunnies is the musical vehicle of Los Angeles based folk-rock artist, Clem Darling.

An emotional catharsis of folk-rock love songs, Tuffet Bunnies debut EP is. Darling has written the 4 tracks as a way to express his love for his circus performer girlfriend Fiona Scarlett.

The folk singer-songwriter describes the four songs as sounding like “they’ve been  written by a bunch of gypsies that popped out of the back of a caravan” which is an intriguing self-reflective observation.

Darling’s biggest fan was always his Grandmother, a holocaust survivor, who sadly passed away recently, but Darling continues to share his love through ‘Love Songs For Scarlett’.

Similar to artists such as Adam Green and Joe Purdy, Tuffet Bunnies is well worth a listen. You might even unearth some hidden feelings at the same time.

Find out more on Tuffet Bunnies here:

Links:

https://www.instagram.com/tuffetbunnies/

https://soundcloud.com/tuffetbunnies

https://mobile.twitter.com/tuffetbunnies

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Mercury release album teaser for ‘Sea Speak’

 

 

“A whirling sound that sits somewhere in the space between Jazz and Popular music”

 –  Steve Mead, Director of Manchester Jazz Festival

“Mercury always engage. Energetic grooves mixed with warmth and lyricism – a perfect combination”

– Gwilym Simcock

 

Formed out of a bunch of music students from RNCN, Mercury performed their first gig at the Manchester Jazz Festival back in 2012. Here they were discovered by a group of organisers at the legendary Kings Place in London, who were so impressed by the group’s sound that they invited them to play at King’s Place itself, propelling the band into a new level of recognition.

Stream demo of title track ‘Sea Speak’ here:

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Alternative, Indie, Pop, Rock, Synth-Pop, Uncategorized

Glitch Code’s ‘Glimmer’

Glitch Code is the exciting musical vehicle behind the musical masterminds of singer, Rachel Harvey, and songwriter/producer, Paul Kirkpatrick.

The single ‘Glimmer’ comes from the band’s album, Gifted_Damaged which has received praise from a number of publications including Subba Cultcha and Rhythm and Booze.

Harvey adds a very distinctive edge to Glitch Code’s brand of alternative electro-pop with eery and brooding vocals that may remind listeners of Kate Bush, Annie Lennox’s work with the Eurythmics or (going out on a limb here) the darkened sound of Evanescence.

Trying to pin down Glitch Code’s music is difficult because it is so eclectic, evidently drawing influences from a wide range of musical locations. Therefore, perhaps we should stop trying to compare them to other artists and embrace them for the unique work they are doing! Their experimentalism has even led to them using unusual instruments to fine-tune their sound, such as fretless basses and the theremin (yes, I had to look it up too).

However, what can certainly be said though is that there are few sprinkles of 80s production values found in Glitch Code’s mixing pot with computer-esque synths and robotic sound effects used in subtle, but effective ways. This, along with the heavily distorted guitar that underlies the track creates an unheard of sound that has been meticulously tweaked to electro-pop perfection – nobody is making music quite like Glitch Code right now.

In a sentence, you need to get on the Glitch Code hype this minute so you can say that you were into them a long time before before a whole host of other bands come along trying to copy their style. Go on! Do it!

Find out a little more about Glitch code right here:

Links:

http://www.glitch-code.com/

https://www.facebook.com/glitchcode

https://twitter.com/glitchcode

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