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Melodic hip-hop specialist ready to unleash new release on October 20th

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His upward momentum makes this the perfect time to release his debut EP, titled ‘Level 1’. The title, chosen to reflect that Lucan Mills is starting at ‘Level 1’ before working his way up, reflects on the fact that this hard working artist has his feet on the ground while harbouring big ambitions.

For a taste of his sound, here’s EP track ‘It’s Just Rap’:

In addition to playing alongside the names above, he also wowed independent crowds on his way to placing in the top 4 of the prestigious national talent contest Open Mic UK.

Links:

http://www.lucanmills.com/

https://soundcloud.com/lucanmills

www.facebook.com/lucanmills

https://www.youtube.com/user/LucanMills

http://lucanmills.tumblr.com/

https://instagram.com/lucanmills/

http://www.bandsintown.com/LucanMills

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INTERVIEW – CHERRY WHITE

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

Most of the band met at a weekly blues jam, we’d go every Tuesday night and play whatever songs were thrown at us. It was a great way of getting experience in front of an audience and learning stagecraft. Soon enough though we started writing original material and wanted to spread our creative wings.

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

To make a career full time, to be a working band creating new music for enthusiastic audiences.

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

As individuals we’ve been writing for many years, but Cherry White demanded a different style of song, so all original songs for the band were written in the last 4 years.

4. Who are your top three influences and why?

Led Zeppelin, they became the biggest band on the planet on their own terms. They explored a variety of styles that represented the whole band while staying true to their own ethos. And they made a wonderful racket!

The Who, a band who could marry 4 strong individuals to create a style of their own, and blessed with one of the most talented and passionate rock song writers ever.

The Beatles, they took what was around and created a genre of their own. Every single band that has come along since owes them a debt, whether they know it or not.

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

It’s our first release with our new singer, Donata, and sees us mine a more rootsy sound and slightly darker material.

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

We’re London based, but gig regularly all over the country. Here in the capital we loved playing The Troubadour, Water Rats and Purple Turtle, and our spiritual home (where we all met) The Spice of Life of course.

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

We’ve played with “Bouquet of Dead Crows” from Cambridge a couple of times and love the music they’re making. “Thunderous Jones” from Derby impressed us as well.

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

Our website www.cherrywhitemusic.com is a good start point, and all of our music is on cherrywhite.bandcamp.com

Otherwise look for Cherry White Music on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, and Cherrywhitegigs on Twitter.

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Robyn Regan to Reign with the release of New Single

Growing up in East London, surrounded by rappers like Dizzee Rascal, Robyn Regan is the sensational young singer-songwriter who is not afraid to buck the trend. Her upbeat pop works well against the grain, with a unique sound and spectacular pop vocal that truly stands out from the crowd.

Robyn Regan  brings a brand new soft release with “Oh I”, a song about something that everyone can relate to – the big teenage crush!

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You can hear the track here:

https://soundcloud.com/shiplap-studios/oh-I

Robyn’s previous releases have gained high praise from radio stations and critics alike, plus plaudits from an even higher source, with tracks already making the top 10 in the iTunes’ songwriter chart!

‘Oh I’ is released on July 13th.

Links:

https://twitter.com/robynlouregan

https://www.facebook.com/RobynReganOfficialFanclub

https://www.youtube.com/user/SuperRobster15

Interview – GO PRIMITIVE

How did you get your initial start in music

Tomm: My Dad used to play his guitar to me as a child, and let me listen to his Led Zeppelin records. This began my love of rock and eventually my pursuit of a career in it.

Teale: My step dad introduced me to the drums and after taking me to see Deep Purple and Lynyrd skynyrd, that was it for me I had to be in a band!

Ben: My parents randomly brought me a guitar for Christmas along with the Darkness permission to land tablature book, need I say anymore 😉

Adam: My parents are incredibly supportive it was obvious from an early age that an academic career wasn’t for me so they pushed me towards a more creative route. I played lots of instruments growing up but when I held my first electric guitar, that’s when I first fell in love with music. My guitar teacher would put gigs on at a local village hall and after I played my first that’s when I became pretty obsessed with being in music for the rest of my life.

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

Tomm: Just to be able to survive off making music and touring, and for as many people as possible to hear the music we make.

Teale: Play the music I love, connect with people, and enjoy the experience with my musical brothers for a living.

Ben: Just to be able to play our music as a career, not necessarily making money, just enough to keep us doing what we want to do

Adam: My ultimate aim would be to be able to make enough money to be able to make music my full time job and keep on creating with the other guys in the band because it’s the dynamic of our relationships the successes, the failures, the parties and the arguments that keep the soul in what we do.

How long have you been writing your own music?

Tomm: I used to write songs for my school band at the age of 13. They were pretty bad, but you hone your signwriting skills over time (hopefully!)

Teale: I have been writing music for over 12 years.

Ben: I started out playing covers and learning favourite songs from between the ages of 12-13 it is only since joining bands over the last few years I have been writing my own material

Adam: For as long as I can remember, I think once you’ve learned a few chords and mastered your favorite songs it’s hard not to day dream with your guitar and create by accident.

Who are your top three influences and why?

Tomm:

1. Dave Grohl – I love his song writing, his aggressive voice, and his way of communicating with an audience.

2. Eddie Van Halen – If I was not introduced to the band Van Halen when I was learning guitar as a young teenager, I would not have the love for Lead guitar that I do now. Eddie’s playing is a huge influence on why I sound like I sound as a guitarist.

3. Tony Iommi – I was lucky enough to have met Tony when I was in my first serious band. I played in a band with Tony’s Daughter called ‘LunarMile.’ Tony was present in a lot of the studio sessions we did, and he gave me experience and advice that I will never forget.

Teale:

1. Drumming wise Thomas Lang. His style,  his groove, his technique is incredible! An inspiration to have the dedication and perseverance to achieve such a high level of skill.

2. Musical Wise Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge. His voice and melody writing is simply magical

3. Band Wise Probably Metallica not so much for their music nowadays but for what they stand for as a band. The longevity, the brotherhood, and the dedication… Also the black album was the first album I owned (Well.. I stole my brothers copy).

Ben:

1. Linkin Park

2. Nickelback

3. A day to remember

For me these bands have molded my music taste to what it is today

Adam: I’m personally really into the performance side of things so while I’ve got some influences based on music, the people who’ve really shaped how I play are those I’ve seen live putting on awesome shows with huge stages and big stage sets or teeny tiny barely squeeze your amp and pedal board on spaces; so with that in mind I’d have to say Simon Neil (Biffy Clyro), Jamie Lenman (Reuben) and Paul Townsend (Hunded Reasons)

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

Its melodic, its heavy, its soft, its fast, its slow, its raw… it has something for everyone! The songs for the current release actually came about very quickly, but are drawn from a mix of emotions that ultimately spell out the trials and tribulations of an underground band, fighting to get heard.

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

We are based in Rugby and Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Our local Venue’s are the Vault, which have had us open for the likes of We Are The Ocean and The Subways there before. And our other favourite home venue is the Zephyr Lounge in Leamington Spa. We got close to selling it out on a headline show a few weeks ago.

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

WARS are from Rugby and they are doing really well. Great if you like your music on the heavier side.

TRUE HEIGHTS are from the Leamington Spa area and are also doing really well and a great bunch of guys

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

www.goprimitive.co.uk

Also Hit us up on Facebook – www.facebook.com/goprimitiveuk , twitter – @goprimitive and youtube for the latest videos www.youtube.com/gopritv

Our EP 100 Ways is now available for pre order on iTunes, Google Play and Amazon MP3.

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Johnny Wore Black – Interview

How did you get your initial start in music?

I was writing poems as a kid. Started playing guitar when I was about 14 and when I was 16 my dad bought be a day in a recording studio which was my first professional recording experience and the song was called ’See You’

What would be your ultimate aim in the industry?

My ultimate aim would be to have my music reach as wide an audience as possible and for its audience to take a personal and memorable experience from listening.

How long have you been writing your own music?

Since I was about 11

Who are your top three influences and why?

Maynard James Keenan and Tool/Perfect Circle because of their astonishing ability to use melody in such extreme shades of light and dark which make the music captivating.

Johnny Cash because of his story telling ability, honesty and because he was the inspiration for the name of my band! If there was no Johnny Cash there’d be no Johnny Wore Black!

Metallica simply because they work so hard continue to pump out pop metal and their gigs are such a laugh!

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

I just want people to enjoy the music and the accompanying videos and like with all music my hope would be that the songs become meaningful to people for their own reasons.

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

I split my time between North London and Brighton. Recently been seeing some great live music at the Underground in Camden and Concorde 2 in Brighton.

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

If you google Johnny Wore Black we seem to be fairly prolific on the web and you can see us on YouTube and both albums are available to buy on iTunes.

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https://twitter.com/johnnyworeblack

https://www.facebook.com/johnnyworeblack

http://www.johnnyworeblack.com

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYn6oNZhgfPL2KrPd8oWeFw

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/walking-underwater-pt.-2/id944919571

LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES to make UK live show debut in May 2015 / Set to release brand new single ‘Sweet Disorder’ and b-side ‘Stars’ on July 24th

Following last year’s breakthrough, Sub Pop debut ‘Dereconstructed’, LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES can now finally announce their very first set of UK shows, as well as a brand new single ‘Sweet Disorder’, set for release on July 24th.

Listen to the new single here  

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Full set of UK dates are: May 06 – Broadcast, Glasgow, United Kingdom May 07 – The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom May 08 – Puzzle Hall, Halifax, United Kingdom – FREE SHOW May 09 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester, United Kingdom May 10th Rough Trade Nottingham, free in-store, 5PM  May 11 – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – FREE SHOW May 12 – The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom May 13 – London Oslo, London, United Kingdom May 15 – The Great Escape, Brighton, United Kingdom

From LEE on finally making it to the UK: ‘I think it’s safe to say that, since we were kids, we’ve all wanted to play shows in the U.K. The British bands that have informed our music are innumerable, and being able to play in the towns that shaped so many of those bands is exciting. Typically, when we’re on tour at home, I like to play DJ, and put on indigenous jams: Dead Boys in Cleveland; J.J. Cale in Oklahoma; Rites of Spring in D.C. Personally, I can’t wait to drive around blaring Teenage Fanclub and PAWS in Scotland, Joy Division and Buzzcocks and Oasis in the North, and the Jam and the Stones and Fat White Family in London. We are all, needless to say, stoked about the castles, as well.’

“Sweet Disorder!” was produced by Tim Kerr, cut by Jeremy Ferguson, mixed by Lee and Jeremy — all at Battletapes in Nashville, TN, with b-side “Stars” being recorded by Lee on Lee’s phone in Atlanta, GA. Shined up by Jeremy at Battletapes.

From LEE on the new single: ‘The song “Sweet Disorder!” is about disrupting systems that have proven to fall short of, if not completely undermine, their purported missions (e.g., criminal justice, mental health, the church, language) for the sake of realigning them with those missions. The song developed out of months spent revisiting the Objectivist poets, binging on early Clash albums, and observing the Atlanta actions surrounding the deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner and other unarmed people of color. The song is the first completed work in a group of songs, tentatively titled Juvenile Detention, aimed at investigating questions of socialization, youth, identity, law, privilege, religion, culture, place, causality and memory.’

AND the b-sde ‘Stars’: ‘The song “Stars” was originally performed by the Birmingham band Primitons, and was released on their self-titled, Mitch Easter-produced 1982 masterpiece EP. The song is a result of the powerful songwriting team of non-performing lyricist Stephanie Truelove Wright and singer/tunesmith Mats Roden — an original pillar of our city’s punk/independent scene, a pioneering openly gay hometown musician, a gentle, self-deprecating soul, and a brilliant songwriter and bandleader who managed to craft melodies out of whimsy and nostalgia, sweetness and fire, sophistication and trash in such a way that could only have taken shape on the Southside of Birmingham. Mats passed away in 2014, and this record is dedicated to his memory and to his songs.’

Yo Will Make You ‘Shake It’ With New Single!

Post-punk indie single set to hit on June 15th

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Currently living in New Orleans – the birthplace of soul and jazz – Yo are a rock band not afraid to go against the grain. After travelling the globe and making homes in various corners of the USA and Europe, the music and songwriting draws upon a wealth of inspirations and tales from the road.

The latest single taken from the album will be the hard hitting, punk laced track ‘Shake It’ – dripping in punchy bass-lines, quasi-spoken vocals and a distinctly trippy sensibility.

You can hear the track here:

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‘Shake It’ as a track represents just one of the many facets and styles that make Yo such an interesting band. Each track is specifically influenced by the place, time and events of its conception, so pinning down a genre is something of a challenge.

The single is taken from the album ‘Vagrancy’, an LP which shows perfectly the versatile nature of Yo’s songwriting. Songs such as ‘Shake It’ are seemingly built for the high energy of live performance, but other tracks on the album suit different environments. Whether relaxing out at a festival, going for it on a club dancefloor, jumping around at a live gig or relaxing in a local pub, there will be a song on this album which fits perfectly to every situation.

Altogether, it makes for a heady cocktail which is tough to pigeonhole, sewn together by the originality of vocalist Andre’s delivery.

Single ‘Shake It’ will be available from June 15th.

Links:

https://twitter.com/itmustbeyo

https://www.youtube.com/YoMusic

http://instagram.com/itmustbeyo/

https://www.facebook.com/itmustbeyo