ÒLAH BLISS is the definition of a powerful goddess who is certain to be an icon for girls everywhere, and this icon is about to come smashing onto the music scene when she releases her debut EP that is set to teach the world about sexuality, liberation and shattering conventions, and the class starts at 13:20, and trust me you don’t want to be late.
The classroom is ÒLAH’s transcendental debut EP – ‘13:20′ and she brings these themes through her experimental soul sound and sensual, erotic, highly captivating and flawless production that has an essence of Bjork infused with vocals that will bring forward memories of Macy Gray with a touch of Erykah Badu.
ÒLAH BLISS uses her debut ‘13:20′ to capture the moment when a woman finds liberation in her power, and the overall line up of 13:20 is strong and powerful but yet remains delicate and beautiful taking inspiration from an array of sounds and eras. 13:20 denotes the time ÒLAH BLISS was born and her 13:20 debut EP marks her rebirth.
The EP is out on the 25th of February and you can check out an official cheeky video preview of track ‘School Me’ that features ÒLAH and artist Dwele right here. So wet those appetites and get ready for an EP that promises to empower, entertain, seduce and most importantly bring ÒLAH BLISS into the spotlight that she deserves.
The Reading based 4 piece Sundara Karma who have previously been getting some attention for their unique indie sound, are now bringing you the first track to be taken from their forth coming ‘EPI’ that is titled ‘Loveblood’. Loveblood sees the band take a new route in their sound with an essence of Arcade Fire bringing a more powerful approach to their music then we have previously heard. ‘Loveblood‘ is fuelled with raspy indie rock creating a track that is utterly euphoric and proving that this quartet can really up their game, leaving me in great anticipation for their ‘EPI’ which is set to be released on February the 23rd via 203 Recordings.
Joseph O’Connell, aka Elephant Micah, his set to release his latest album Where In Our Woods on January 20th via Western Vinyl. This will be his 12th album release and yet the first to be released via a major record label as in the past he has self released his albums or worked with small labels. This release follows teaser tracks “By the Canal” and “Slow Time Vultures”, and now the Indiana folk genius has teamed up with Will Oldham aka Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy for a new single entitled “Demise of the Bible Birds”.
O’Connell and Bonnie make for a brilliant duo as the two different sets of vocals harmonise together so coherently and accentuate each others own unique sounds.
Stream the new track below and keep your eyes peeled for the album release because it promises to be winner.
‘Dream Story’ is the stunning new track from London-based singer/songwriter Laura Groves and it comes straight off her forth coming ‘Committed Language’ EP which is set for release via DEEK Recordings on the 16th of February. ‘Dream Story’ is a rather surprising change in direction for the young artist as this new track is infused with subtle 80’s pop sounds. What is not surprising however, is that that the song is utterly beautiful, and with Laura’s last Blue Roses LP that was released back in 2009 and blew me away, it is now great to see that she hasn’t lost her touch, just freshened things up.
Laura’s new track charms and enchants the listener and completely captures your full attention with its warm sounding keys and her exquisite vocals that are so compelling, and if her upcoming EP is as beguiling as this song then 2015 promises to be a great year for Laura.
Lusts is a dark pop duo made up of Andy and James Stone, brothers from Leicester in the off set of their career, and they are already offering us some extremely exciting sounds. They are taking us back in time to the 80’s which is as equally refreshing as it is over due, and with their debut single ‘Temptations’ they are providing an all round flash back with a modern twist and it is nothing short of genius.
AA-side single “Temptation”/”Cross” will be released on the 2nd of March via 1965 Records and the brothers are also set to perform at Dalston’s Birthdays on the 27th of January, of which will be their second ever show.
You may not think you know who Jimmy Napes is but trust me you will have heard music he has helped create. That’s right he may not be a house hold name (YET) but Jimmy has collaborated with some of the biggest names, and biggest singles of last year including a co-writing credit on Sam Smith’s massive hit ‘Stay With Me’, which earned him a Grammy nomination, as well as further behind-the-scenes work with artists such as Disclosure (“Together”), and Mary J. Blige (on her most recent release, The London Sessions).
However now it is Jimmy’s time in the spotlight as he releases his own original track ‘Give It Up’, which was produced by Howard Lawrence from Disclosure. ‘Give It Up’ is the debut single from his forth coming EP ‘The Making Of Me’ which is due out in the early part of this year. The track is extremely catchy but not in a frustrating way, it hooks you in with an almost retro undertone and Jimmy’s array of vocals from polished falsetto to his equally strong bottom line vocal, this song is an all round winner and sure to see Jimmy get the recognition he deserves.
Stream the track below and get your self accustomed to the name and sounds of Jimmy Nape
Ever fallen for someone you weren’t supposed to ? ….
Well then you will be able to truly empathise with the beautiful and highly entrancing new track from the stunning British new comer Robyn Sherwell. The latest song is titled ‘Pale Lung’ and has a real laid back R&B vibe that is incredibly emotional but still remains accessible to a listener.
The track is all about the mixture of guilt and desire at that moment when you feel a spark or fall for someone you know you really shouldn’t pursue…. which lets be honest must be something we have all experienced. If you haven’t felt this then I’m sorry but I’m sure that feeling will hit you at some point in the future, and when it does I hope ‘Pale Lung’ is the first thing that comes into your head.
I have heard a couple of Robyn’s singles over the past year, and even though they have garnered her lots of online support, this track to me has stepped it up a level and demonstrates her real unique sound and style. A lot of artists try this niche but many try and fail, but it appears that this singer songwriter is here to stay, and with soothing vocals like those I cant wait to hear what’s next.
This delicate song is RnB meets pop with a soulful edge and it will take you into a different world, so check it out right here and let the music work its magic –