After having been able to gain experience singing with Stevie Wonder’s musical director and bass player, Nate Watts, and doing backing vocals for Coree Richards of Damage, lead singer Grace has now started her own musical project with friends Talullah and Lorena. With the help of producers Steve Snead and Mat Condon, who has previously played keyboard in Katie Melua’s band, the newcomers comprise remarkable vocal skills with the spirit of rebellious girl power. Their funky debut single ‘If Your Heart Is There’ is a melodic bubble gum explosion that creates the kind of buzz that makes you get out of bed in the morning. The track features rapper XYM who is known for having played alongside Colin Farrell in the film London Boulevard.
The London based group combines their music with a world view that sees women stepping out of a narrowly defined image which reduces them to merely being pretty, as Grace puts it: “Sometimes people like to see a woman with balls. The masculine side of women is not so often portrayed in the media. Annie Lennox, Kate Bush, Madonna have done it. It makes pop art more interesting.”
Grace started singing at the age of seven. She used to be in a girl gang in high school and kept skipping classes to make videos as part of a production company she created with two of her friends in which they “used to run around screaming creating Blair Witch Project type scream flicks.” She says: “They used to call us the Kill Twins.”
The Truebelles are a band, an art collective and a feminist statement about the differences between men and women when it comes to communication – which, ideally, they’d like to overcome with their work. Difficulties of communication between the two sexes has been part of the story of how ‘If Your Heart Is There’ and the entire project, in fact, has come to life. The narrative of their song writing is specifically pro-female and committed to the idea of presenting women as fun and exciting.
When Grace first moved to London and met producer Steve she initially refused to work with him because she “thought he was a weirdo”. It took another two years to get her in the studio to record the track. Having been able to overcome their very own communication problems, The Truebelles are now ready to revive modern feminist pop with their debut single taken from the upcoming album ‘Truebelles Coming’.
The single ‘If Your Heart Is There’ is out on 12th February 2016.
UK dance collective, LuvBug are back and ready to drop a fresh tune on the UK charts. New single, “Best Is Yet To Come” is available to pre-order from Feb 5th and will be released April 15th via Polydor Records.
LuvBug – a DJ-producer-dance act, led by Marvin Humes – follows up a successful 2015 which saw LuvBug have two Top 20 singles in the UK Charts, “Resonance” ft. Talay Riley and “Revive (Say Something)” ft. Mark Asari and was co-written with MNEK.
On top of this LuvBug have had a string of high-profile remixes to its name ranging from David Zowie ‘House Every Weekend’, MNEK and Zara Larsson ‘Never Forget You’, Karen Harding ‘Say Something’ and more recently Fleur East’s ‘Sax’.
Inspired by the sounds coming out of the European-dancefloors, “Best Is Yet To Come”, is a song that feels current, fresh and big. “It's a record that hits you immediately, says Marvin, “the vocal, the subject, the lyric, the beat, everything. It's infectious and it's a record that can be received universally."
LuvBug have been building up a loyal fanbase and a solid-live plot over the past year and half, including a DJ residency at the iconic Pacha & Café Mambo in Ibiza, DJing with Diplo and David Guetta in Las Vegas, plus UK festivals including Wireless and the dance stage at V Festival.
UK Trio RavenEye, who released their debut EP “Breaking Out” last year to rave reviews, have just been nominated in the Best New Band category at Planet Rock’s The Rocks 2016 awards. The band have also announced their first headline London show at Islington Garage for February 16th. This will be the final date of their UK tour which kicked off on January 21st.
Tickets are £7 available here: www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/aji1602u
At the same time the band will be releasing the track ‘Hey, Hey Yeah’ as a single: https://soundcloud.com/itsraveneye/hey-hey-yeah-1/s-lh2OH
Last year saw the band touring as main support to Slash in both Europe and America, where they received a ton of great reviews, as well as playing headline slots of their own at The Viper Room, L.A. and the Billboard Lounge N.Y.
Even though he’s still only 25 year sold, Oli Brown, singer and multi award winning guitarist, has already released four solo albums and toured the world for 10 years with legends such as Jeff Beck, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter and Joe Satriani. He recorded the 5 tracks on “Breaking Out” before teaming up with drummer Kev Hickman and bassist Aaron Spiers to take the songs out live - et voilà – RavenEye was born.
Classic Rock called the EP’s lead track ‘Breaking Out’ a ‘filthy monster of a song’. Click here to listen. The band have also been confirmed on a number of US and European Festival dates.
Sat 6 - Marrs Bar, Worcester, Worcestershire
Sun 7 – Bannermans, Edinburgh
Mon 8 – The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Thur 11 – The Horn, St. Albans
Fri 12 - Greystones, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Sat 13 – Diamond Rock Club, Ballymena, NI
Tue 16th – Upstairs At The Garage, London
Sat April 30 – Moonstone Music Festival – Orlando, FL
Sun May 8 – Carolina Rebellion – Concord, NC
Sun May 15 – Northern Invasion – Somerset, WI
Sat June 18 – Azkena Rock Festival – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
Get the EP on iTunes here: http://smarturl.it/Raveneye
"A band whose name will soon be up in lights, whether they like it or not” - NME
“This Cambridge quartet specialise in anthems designed to fill arenas, but with a very pointed caveat
that what they do remains several proud steps away from well-worn mainstream rock” - The Guardian
“Lonely The Brave could be the biggest band on the planet. Fact.” - Rock Sound
“Fit to bursting with anthems that will keep them in festival slots for years to come” Mojo
“Lonely The Brave are simply phenomenal.” Kerrang!
Following its premiere as Rockest Record on Dan P Carter’s Radio 1 Rock Show last night, Lonely The Brave today announce the release of “Black Mire”. Marking the band’s first new material since the critically acclaimed debut album “The Day’s War” and its subsequent “Victory Edition” reissue last year, “Black Mire” is also the first chance for fans to hear their work with producer Ross Orton (M.I.A., Drenge, Arctic Monkeys). The result is an expansive, atmospheric introduction to their new sound. Retaining the strong sense of melody and lyricism that has won them such a dedicated fan base already, “Black Mire” also feels like a natural leap forward musically, from a band hitting their stride and full of confidence after nearly two years in the spotlight. The accompanying AV video, directed by Jordan Martin, features the band’s front-man David Jakes in a rare performance direct to camera.
Lonely The Brave have spent much of these last two years touring internationally and playing with the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Deftones, Neil Young, Marmozets and Wolf Alice, as well as putting in unforgettable festival performances at the likes of Glastonbury, Download and, most recently, the main stage at Reading & Leeds.
The band will put out their highly anticipated second album before the summer.
Further details will be announced soon.
Upcoming live dates:
Handmade Festival – O2 Academy, Leicester – April 29th - May 1st
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Acclaimed UK rock act Skarlett Riot are thrilled to announce they will be touring the UK in February as main support to Devilskin.
Skarlett Riot join the New Zealand quartet for six shows across the country from February 18th.
Skarlett Riot ‘DIVIDE US’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvJu6TT_cpc
Skarlett Riot will release their brand new EP in 2016
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