The Lounge Revival Starts Here! LAPP’s Sunny.

…and when we say “lounge”, we really do mean both in terms of the room in your house and relaxing horizontally. At the forefront of fashionable relaxing is LAPP, whose video to his track, Sunny, a song which is actually intrinsically linked to The Catcher in the Rye, has actually tickled our fancy purely because:

A. It’s catchy.

B. We like snooping in people’s homes.

Watch the video to “Sunny” here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzsLz_54E8A

 

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Tidalwaves of Feedback from Sweden’s Pink Milk

With Kevin Shields still on the world’s longest holiday, the title of feedback royalty is still up for grabs. The shoegaze scene has exploded over the last twelve months, though nothing has really stood out as being particularly original or worthy of repeated listens. Pink Milk, a drum/guitar duo from Sweden have made the first noteworthy attempt to clinch the title.

If you’re going to do the guitar feedback thing, you might as well go for broke. Duly, the echo and size of the sound here is almost intoxicating, I can only imagine there are casualties at their live shows.  The lead track from their forthcoming album, Kill 4 U, is Pink Milk at their tantalising best, crashing, cloying guitar riffs and zephyr-like vocals, it’s the sound of bellowing whales above water.

The buzz the band is creating, from Kerrang to 6 Music, have made their soon to be released album, Purple, one of the most anticipated among rock fans this year, with their cover version of Foreigner’s I Want to Know What Love is? taking the original song to all sorts of dark places and dragging you kicking and screaming along. Drink deeply from Pink Milk before they get huge.

James Sayer – Sweet Baby Jane

James Sayer is a singer-songwriter, known throughout London for his session work & shows at the capital’s swankiest piano bars.

Hailing from Birmingham, James’ fascination and love of music began at a very young age when he learnt all things Rock n Roll through artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Elton John and Billy Joel. Jamesmoved to London in 2012 where he became a gigging musician, performing almost every night in piano bars, clubs and pubs. Eventually James met American producer, Alan Glass (Mis-Teeq, Kenny G), and they began working on James’ debut material. By early 2015, James had recorded an album’s worth of demo recordings, and they were passed on to five time Grammy winner and former member of The Doobie Brothers, Michael McDonald.

Blown away by his music, Michael then contacted James with the opportunity for a U.S. tour with BBC Radio 1 breakthrough act Ruen Brothers. During which time they supported George Ezra, played Coachella, and even snagged a live recording session with legendary producer Rick Rubin.

Later that year, James finished his first piece of solo work – ‘Taking Back My Love’. A pure representation of what James’ sound embodies – musicianship, passion & a bit of danceability! After uploading the track to BBC Introducing, The track was immediately picked up and made ‘Track of the Week’ by BBC 3 Counties. Mark Forrest also showed some love on his national BBC Introducing show, all of which contributed to two sold-out London launch shows.

The Follow-Up Sweet Baby Jane, see’s James at his vintage best. Influences range from the big band sound, to jazz & all out feel-good pop. The stand-out feature is James’ musical flair & love of songwriting. It’s a track that will leave the listener with a smile, as well as appealing to an audience of elitist music fans.

Live Dates

The Savoy, Beaufort Bar – 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, 30th December
Charing Cross Theatre, Players Bar – 3rd, 10th, 17th Decenber
The Ritz – New Year’s Day

Junkerry works alongside the Google Tilt team to form music video for ‘As We Are’

The well known Goa artist Junkerry has collaborated with Patrick Morgan and the Google Tilt team to create a stunning music video, that brings the contemporary pop track ‘As We Are’ to life. The soon to be 360º video is also in discussion to be created into the world’s first artistic Virtual Reality music video.

Morgan used the Google Tilt virtual paint brush  to form his beautiful creation. The spell bounding video, Junkerry’s stunning vocals and the alternative sound makes a highly addictive music video, which will only get better as it develops into  360º  and VR.

Watch the 2D version of the video here: 

 

‘Angel Touching Down’ by Bayonesse

Artist Christy Lee Rogers has teamed up with fellow artist and musician, Ryan Murphy, to form the ambient rock duo, Bayonesse.

Their latest single, ‘Angel Touching Down’ is an atmospheric piece of alt-rock full of brooding vocals and emotive guitar leads that make for a potent musical combination.

Rogers is known internationally  as the contemporary version of Baroque artists like Caravaggio, whereas  Murphy, the owner and designer of rocker jewellery line Silver Luthier, is also the front man for rock band Forty Point. He originally came into the band as producer to help structure Rogers’ vision, but eventually stayed on to solidify the duo.

The single will also be accompanied by a beautifully crafted underwater music video, exhibiting the artistic background and qualities of Rogers. Starring actress Elisabeth Donaldson and Bayonesse themselves, and edited by award winning filmmaker Ray Izad-Mehr, the video gives life to the darkness and turmoil underlying their heartfelt lyrics. Completely unaltered and un-coloured, the footage is raw out of the camera, with a unique and stylized editing technique.

The video goes live on 25th November.

Find out more here:

http://www.bayonesse.com

https://www.instagram.com/bayonesse/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3InZxvRcyXI9hubyV2OlLA

Chey – Dirty Love

Having dreamed of a successful career in the music business all her life, Chey appeared on a number of national television shows, including ‘Saturday Superstore’ as well as Owen Money’s ‘Just up your Street’. Chey also appeared on ‘Moon and Stars’ with Rupert Moon ex Welsh Rugby star (pictured).

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It is only recently however that her career has begun to take flight after being spotted by top producer David Ezra, who has worked with X Factor finalists ‘Reggie and Bollie’ who have had over 4 million hits on YouTube, David says “when I came across Chey’s demo I loved her voice and just had to invite her to my studio in London, I brought in Shakil Hussain, a songwriter also from London to join us and within one day we had written and recorded Dirty Love.”

 

Dirty Love takes a unique view upon a love affair where the woman is in total control of what happens next. Speaking on the track Chey says “I wanted this song to emphasise the power of a woman, and how she uses her sexuality to get what she wants.” Having had previous support from Chris Needs MBE (BBC Wales), Chey hopes her new single will captivate audiences.

 

 

Dirty Love is set for official release on January 20th 2017, and available for pre-order December 23 on ITunes, Spotify and Tidal.

 

Links

www.cheymusic.com

https://soundcloud.com/officialchey

Facebook: /OfficialCheyMusic

Twitter: @officialchey1

Instagram: officialcheymusic