Pop Macabre Pianist Calista Kazuko aims to beat commercialism with the release of her groundbreaking EP 'Project: Love Me'.
As the daughter of famed violinist, Paul Robertson, the high priestess of ‘Pop Macabre’, Calista Kazuko, was born into a bohemian family where classical music was a staple part of the diet. Now, the London based outré singer-songwriter and multi- instrumentalist is all about high art, high class, high gloss and high drama.
Calista Kazuko's classical roots at the Royal Academy of Music have been jettisoned, she is now carving out her own genre with a diamond-edged blade which she likes to call ‘sophistipop-noir’, perfectly and elegantly exhibited in her highly anticipated EP, Project: Love Me.
'As a full-time, unadulterated, unashamed drama queen, 'Project: Love Me' tells a story full of extravagance, opulence and of course - DRAMA!'
The collaborative producers named on the record include such music heavyweights as award winning film composer Guy Dagul, and super-producers Nuno Fernandes and Dennis Weinreich.
Calista's way with a grand piano, story-telling songwriting and sophisticated performance style blend together into a dry, heady cocktail that will leave your emotions exposed and giddy. She's not so much lightning in a bottle as the conjuror of the storm.
Swedish pop punker My new single ‘Skeletons’ now available via Relentless Records
‘Think the Swedish version of Paramore’s Haley Williams and you’re half way there. MY’s punky approach comes complete with some serious pop gloss.’ NME
‘Shaking up the format of the music industry’ – Wired
Swedish songstress MY returns with 'Skeletons' the third single from her forthcoming EP, "Kids From The Woods", released via Relentless Records.
'Skeletons', with its poignant stop-frame lyric video, follows the release of stellar singles 'W.I.L.D' & 'Hate On Myself', which both notched up critical acclaim and impressive plays with coveted spots on Spotify New Music Friday playlists throughout Europe.
Speaking about 'Skeletons' MY says:
“Skeletons is a song about having trouble moving on from previous mistakes, collecting skeletons in the heart (rather than in the closet) and how they can come back to haunt you later on in life. I think we all carry them, and that we need to be able to accept forgiveness and forgive ourselves to be able move on. “I’m the monster - for telling myself I want you. When I’m the one who’s got all of those skeletons in my heart…" It was like it always is, had a great session and loads of fun with the boys in the studio (Johannes Andersson, Bhav aka Knightstarr), and a very catchy pop tune with quite depressing lyrics came out the other end. Just typically me…”
In addition to garnering support from the likes of Line of Best Fit, NME, Clash, Pop Justice and Wonderland, MY has racked up over a million streams and been included on influential taste-making playlists around the world.
With a DIY attitude and a plethora of music lined up, MY’s heavy duty pop songs fizz with rock’n’roll energy and bare bones emotion. Honesty, dark lyrics, guitars and nature, wrapped up in pop brilliance. This is MY.
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Electronic-rock artist/producer Celldweller has announced the release of a collection of remixes from psy-trance group Growing Machines, available September 29th. The release marks the first time the remixes are being made available on streaming services such as Spotify, Apple Music and Deezer.
The single "Own Little World" (Growling Machines Remix) is available immediately, with remixes of "Switchback," "The Last Firstborn" and "Frozen" coming September 29th.
Originally released in limited fashion in the mid 00s, the remixes are resurfacing now, due to the explosion of music streaming demand in South America. Growling Machines and Celldweller performed together live in Brazil in front of a festival audience of over 20,000 people in 2007.
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Emma Blackery has just revealed her latest video for EP title track, Magnetised. It was directed by Sitcom Soldiers (All Time Low, One OK Rock), and features top UK wrestler Lana Austin, alongside Iain J.Christ. The video sees Emma play a female wrestler who falls for her trainer, only to discover he is already dating her sparring partner. Watch here. Pre-order Emma’s EP here, and get Magnetised instantly to stream on Spotify, and to download on iTunes.
Emma Blackery has recently announced that her latest music offering EP Magnetised, will be released on 26th May. The 6-track EP was recorded at the world famous Rockfield Studios (Queen, Oasis), and also Longwave Studios. Magnetised is a step away from Emma’s previous pop-punk style, and showcases her raw and honest vocals in a more emotionally-driven pop style. First track to be taken from the EP, Nothing Without You is also available to stream on Spotify, and to download on iTunes when you pre-order it, which you can do on iTunes here or Apple music here. Watch the video for Nothing Without You here.
Emma goes on tour later this month, and kicks things off at Dublin’s Button Factory on 27th May. She wraps the tour up on 4th June, at her biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire. You can buy tickets here.
Showing no sign of slowing down, Emma Blackery is releasing her very first book, Feel Good 101, on 7th September via Little Brown. The book consists of Emma’s hard-learned life lessons, including her struggles with anxiety and depression. You can pre-order it here.
Catch Emma live on tour:
27.5.17 – Dublin, Button Factory
28.5.17 – Liverpool, O2 Academy2
29.5.17 – Cardiff, Tramshed
31.5.17 – Newcastle, Northumbria University
1.6.17 – Glasgow, Garage
2.6.17 – Norwich, Waterfront
3.6.17 – Birmingham, O2 Institute2
4.6.17 – London, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
“Tuhka” EP is the second release from the Finnish rock band Karmia after changing their lyrics from English to Finnish. In the early 2010’s while forming the band they took influences from the Japanese Visual Kei scene, but have recently shifted closer towards their melancholic Finnish roots.
Before the recent language change Karmia warmed up shows for a few Visual Kei artist’s visiting Finland, performed at Anime conventions and released a bunch of self-financed songs and videos in English and even in Japanese. After releasing a single called “Mistakes” combining English and Finnish lyrics together in one song, their native one started to feel more appealing. “After a long search we feel we have found our own style. Welcome to the world of Karmia, where you can always see the dark at the end of the tunnel”, comments the band’s lead guitarist ANA.
Listen the EP from Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/7pYE44BMdfy6gIoJaJ2Xmu
Check the music video from Youtube: https://youtu.be/LdA-2Qg7spk
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