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Liam Browne and The Love release ‘BabyGrow’

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Introducing Liam Browne and The Love, formed after frontman Liam was in the Amazon and a Shaman convinced him to sing for the first time initiating his aspirations as a vocalist and a songwriter. He then met fellow member James at a Shamanic workshop the following year and from that point onwards they started making music together.

And what a great decision that was… Liam Browne and The Love remind me of that indie pop vibe that seems to be missing from most songs today, their track ‘Babygrow’  has a Scouting For Girls sound to it, I wish I heard this song earlier on in the year, as it would be a perfect track to chill out to on the beach, it’s a feel good track, gets you tapping your feet.

What makes the track unique is that you hear Liam’s lovely accent coming through, a typical mancunian accent, they have been described as genre meddlers and I can really see why, compared to their other release Confused ft Rowetta of The Happy Mondays.

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The song has a stand out lyric for me which I think perfectly describes Liam’s ideologies of being a musician ‘Indie Music, Dance Music, Raving, is this really me?’,  I think that perfectly describes how many of us sometimes feel…

On top of music, Liam has starred in a number of cult movies and music videos, including Stereophonics ‘Violins and Tambourines’ and ‘In The Moment’.

I can’t wait to see the video for ‘Babygrow’, Liam is must be a dream to work with on music videos from his acting experience, so I can’t wait to see the concept that comes from ‘Babygrow’/

 

Check out ‘Babygrow’ here:

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Halo

 

halo 6a1. How did you get your initial start in music?

I used to go to the studio with my friends just to hang out while they were doing their thing, i got the bug from just always being in that environment with people creating music, it looked fun and it turned out to be just that

2. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

To be performing at the biggest venues all over the world and writing for the biggest artists in the world too.

3. How long have you been writing your own music?

I write all my own music, so around 6 to 7 years

4. Who are your top three influences and why?

In no order

Jay Z – coming from the bottom and achieving all he has as a business man

Timbaland – continuously maintaining a high standard of music and pushing boundaries for so long and he’s still popping

Ryan Tedder – he’s a beast as a songwriter

5. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

Its lifestyle music, its music that you can play at anytime and it’ll make you feel some type of way….and you’ll wanna hear it over and over again….so go and listen to it, buy it and let everybody know about it

6. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I’m currently based in London, the London scene is amazing because you have so many variety of cultures and music, you’ll never get bored and you’ll always find something fresh….Brixton O2 Academy because it was the first stage that i ever performed on as a proper artist

7. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

Oh wow, way too many…eerrrmmm wretch 32

8. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

I’m on instagram, twitter, facebook just search for itshalomusic and you can also hop on my website www.itshalomusic.com

Apple Of My Eye

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1. How did you get your initial start in music
We’ve all been singing and playing all our lives. We all grew up separately surrounded by music. So unsurprisingly, when we started hanging out, the music just happened of it’s own accord. It’s our way of having a good time.

2. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?
We want to tell stories to as many people as possible. We want every one of your readers to come to an apple of my eye gig in the next month and buy our album.
And then we want to go on top of the pops. Does that still exist? Jules Holland would be nice!
Alternatively, a definition of success would be to wander into a folk club somewhere in England and hear someone singing an Apple song, and claim it as an old song from 100 years ago. We would buy that person a cider.

3. How long have you been writing your own music?
For as long as we’ve been friends. Writing songs is what we do when we hang out together. It’s all very collaborative. One of us might come with a fragment of melody, or half a lyric, or a story. And then the beer and cider comes out, along with all the instruments … And three hours later we have a beautiful new song. Or sometimes not. I guess we’ve been writing songs like that for about ten years but Apple of my Eye have existed in it’s current form for around four years.

4. Who are your top three influences and why?
We listen to lots of stuff. Recently we’ve been listening to Lau, Lisa Knapp, Moulettes and the Punch Brothers who are all brilliant, but more generally, we’ve been submerged in traditional English, Irish and Scottish music – and that’s probably the major influence.

5. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?
The previous album was all about devils. This new one – Seven Tides – is full of songs about the sea. We didn’t set out to write songs to a theme, they just came out that way. There’s obviously a long tradition of sea songs in folk music, shanties and so on – and for some reason it felt like a natural place to go when writing over the last couple of years. For us, songs are for expressing ideas and feelings through fantastical stories and images. And the sea offers such a great set of images and associations – journeying, danger and the unknown.

6. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?
The London folk scene is really strong at the moment – loads of amazing artists and there are lots of great venues. The Woodburner night is excellent – it moves around a bit but is at Chats Palace in Homerton at the moment. The Harrison in Kings Cross and the Gladstone in London Bridge are also excellent. Jamboree venue in Limehouse is a favourite – they have fantastic music nearly every night.

7. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?
There’s so much, it’s hard to know where to start. But Sam Lee, Theo Bard, Brooke Sharkey, Whiskey Moon Face, Franky and the Jacks and Ellie Rose Rusbridge are particular favourites – all very different, but all doing something really exciting with folk-influenced music. Ellie was in AOME until fairly recently, and features on the new album.

8. Give our readers a roundup of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

applesinlondon.com

http://www.facebook.com/applesinlondon

twitter – @applesinlondon

soundcloud.com/apple-of-my-eye

appleofmyeye.bandcamp.com

Shane Thomas

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  1. How did you get your initial start in music?

I got my initial break, when I visited the famous Yehudi Menuhin Music School.
The headmaster said he had never met a child composer like me before and then
he went on ITN news to talk about my talent, which led to my Dad getting lots of
calls from radio and T.V shows.

  1. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

My ultimate aim in the music industry is to become the first child to have successful
singles/albums, as a composer. A lot of people don’t think it’s possible in 2014, but
I don’t pay any attention to that.

  1. How long have you been writing your own music?

I’ve been composing music from the age of seven and I started composing instinctively,
three weeks after my piano was delivered.

  1. Who are your top three influences and why?

My top three influences are:

Chopin, because of the way he uses the full scale of the piano in his pieces and also his
diversity is impressive.

Franz Listz, because I love his romantic pieces and he was so technically amazing, that people
were given smelling salts when they attented his Concerts, just in case they fainted!

I also like a pop Artist called Synchro. He produces minimalist music, with subtle variations
of a single theme and I sometimes apply this concept to my music, when composing pieces
that are suitable for film/TV.

  1. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

My current release is called Mrs Matisse, who was the wife of Henri Matisse, the well known
painter.

I saw the painting and the colours translated into music that I could hear playing in my head.
i sat at a piano and out came Mrs Matisse. Then I discovered that Debussy had composed a
piece of music about the very same painting. I had no idea, it was just a coincidence.

6. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I’m based in Woking, Surrey. My favourite venues in the area, are the H’G. Wells Events Centre
and G Live. I played a solo Concert at the H.G. Wells, (where Paul Weller sometimes performs).
I haven’t played G Live, but I’m working on that one!!

7. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

The best place to find me on line is to go to my website. www.shanethomas.co.uk

Good Guy Dies

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  1. How did you get your initial start in music?

For Cherry, it all began when she was little girl, standing on a chair singing to entertain family members at informal get-togethers.

For Joe, it was seeing old footage of Rory Gallagher playing live on RTE back in N. Ireland. He then proceeded to beg his father to buy him his first guitar.

  1. What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

       To headline Madison Square Garden, win song of the year at The Grammys and then play a gig at Folsom prison.

  1. How long have you been writing your own music?

Cherry has been writing songs since childhood, and Joe since the moment he picked up a guitar.        They started writing together in 2012.

  1. Who are your top three influences and why?

Cherry explains that her idols are “Bjork, because she doesn’t give a damn about being crazy, Tori Amos for the way she makes love to the piano when she plays it, and Jonathan Davies from Korn for his voice, his honesty and his intimacy.

For Joe it was “Gary Moore, because in my humble opinion he was the greatest guitar player ever to pick up the instrument; Rory Gallagher because he was a fantastic player and an incredible frontman- his shows were electrifying; and Phil Lynott because he had spellbinding stage presence, was a great songwriter and an amazing romantic poet.”

  1. Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

The single ‘Hit Me Back’ is based on a story of a relationship which spirals into domestic violence and confronts the idea that love can be expressed in a relationship through violence. This has been drawn from Cherry’s background, as that particular belief is rife through many Eastern European relationships – a saying in Russia being “if he hits me, he loves me”. This song is a rallying cry from Cherry and Joe, to women all over the world to stop hiding their abuse.

  1. Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

The band are based in London. Cherry lives in Hoxton where she describes the scene as “vibrant, brave and experimental” and  Joe lives in Brockley, where there’s a “small, intimate scene”. The guys’ favourite venue they’ve played to date is the 229 in Great Portland St and the oddest one was at a deserted airport in Riga, Latvia, as part of a midsummer night’s carnival.

  1. Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

Joe says “As far as new bands go there’s an outfit called Speaks who are a hardcore hip hop outfit from Brighton, who are really nutty, very experimental, and bring rock guitars into the mix.” Cherry says “I really like FKA Twigs, she’s got a certain poise, sexuality and elegance.” 

  1. Give our readers a round up of where they can find you online and hear more of your music.

www.facebook.com/goodguydies

www.twitter.com/goodguydies

The guys release their debut single “Hit Me Back” on Fri 14th November with the accompanying video. It’ll be available to download exclusively from itunes.

You can also catch Good Guy Dies live at the following shows.

Fri 31st October: The Enterprise, 2 Haverstock Hill, Camden, London, NW3 2BL. Onstage 8.15pm

 Saturday 15th November: The Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, King’s Cross, London, N1 9NL (supporting Primal Scream and The Libertines). Stage time TBC.

 

Jesse Lowes – ‘Only One’

Jesse Lowes is a very talented artist that we have previously had on the blog.

She is back again and ready to release her new single ‘Only One’.

Check it out here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMKZJXcpSjs

‘Only One’ is out November 28th.

True to Lowes style of raw and emotive lyrics, the new track explores the heartbreak of losing someone you love, in an honest and heartfelt manner.

Recent years have also been tough on Lowes as she lost her mother of whom she was very close with and has suffered the agony of a marital breakup. The talented Lowes transforms the pain of these torturing times into beautifully moving music that speaks directly from her heart to the audience.

An ex-cage fighter and club level rugby player, Lowes’ masculine background contrasts her delicate lyrics and soulful delivery. Lowes music delves into the depths of human emotion and beautifully expresses the pain and beauty of life.

More from Jesse Lowes here:

Website: http://jessielowes.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessie-Lowes/166706493351429

Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/jessie-lowes83

 

Vita Chambers

Interview with upcoming star Vita Chambers –

How did you get your initial start in music?

I always loved music, but when I was 15 I put up 4 songs I wrote with a friend of mine on myspace. A week later I got a message form a production company, saying that they wanted to work with me, which led to me getting signed on my 16th birthday, and the rest is history.

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

To have the world know and relate to my music.

How long have you been writing your own music?

Always! There’s nothing like performing songs I felt and lived through and seeing people singing along and understanding it and feeling the same thing.

Who are your top three influences and why?

Tina Turner, Cher, Michael Jackson. All three have an incredible persona on stage and I have molded my self after them. They were BIG influences for me while growing up.

Is there anything you would like people to know about your current release?

My 2 songs, “Fix You” and “What If” are the first songs I’ve released that I wrote. I’ve been through a lot of things in the music industry and now I’ve found my voice and I’m afraid to say how I really feel.

Where are you based and what’s your local scene like? Any favourite venues?

I live in Toronto, Canada at the moment. The scene here is hip and diverse, oozing with fresh new talent around every new corner. I love to get lost in this city, you never know what you might find.

Who else can you recommend from your local scene for people to have a listen to?

A band called Marianas Trench and The Weekend. I am a big fan those 2.

Give our readers a round-up of where they can find you on-line and hear more of your music

Join me on Twitter and Instagram @vitachambers I love to meet my fans and whoever loves my music so see if I’m performing near you on my website www.vitachambers.com