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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

Retro Electro Synthetic Wonders Introflirt release ‘Orange Light’ Single

FOR LOVERS OF: Soft Cell, Depeche Mode, Jan Hammer, Junior Boys,

After dropping their first single ‘Frozen Lace’, Oakland, Californian synthpop new wave artists Introflirt are releasing their new single ‘Orange Light’. Both tracks will be on their second album ‘Temporary Heaven’, slated for release on August 2. Introflirt is an Oakland-based trio comprised of Vafa, Ben Benjamin, and Brendan Dreaper.

This album represents the next stage of evolution in their self-described “croonwave” music. Dissolving notions of what electronic music should be into a colorful flurry that pops and sparkles, this album is threaded together by a velvet voice and candid lyrics that touch on themes of disappointment in people, the fragility of relationships, and the path towards sexual liberation. True to Introflirt form, the songs on ‘Temporary Heaven’ maintain a delicate balance, offering the soundtrack to a life that is introverted while still reaching out.

“Never thought I’d say crooner, sexual, eclectic and synthtastic in the same phrase, but Introflirt combines all these things”The Record Stache

The album’s first single ‘Frozen Lace’ was inspired by the struggle to overcome sexual repression, which generally goes hand in hand with some religions. It’s buzzing bass and squirming synth represent a tug-of-war between satisfying desires and fearing the potential consequences. Inspired by the concept that deciding between gratification or holding back entails excruciating self-torment, ‘Frozen Lace’ picks up on the lingering trepidation that moral laws often produce.

This was the first song to emerge for Introflirt after releasing their debut album. “This came from the longing to rid myself of guilt and fear of consequences when approaching certain desires,” explains vocalist and lyricist Ben Benjamin. “Growing up in a religious family – although my parents have pretty much been kicked out of every church they ever attended – installed many programs I’ve worked hard to disassemble.”

While Introflirt’s self-titled debut album documented the group testing the Flirty waters, the eight-track ‘Temporary Heaven’ jumps in without inhibition. The album retains the raw, gritty synth pop that endeared so many listeners to their debut release – but adds a seedier, darker, more danceable attitude, taking the Introflirt party from the rooftop to the basement.

While ‘Temporary Heaven’ presents Introflirt with a more energetic, modern feel, what stands out most is the transformation of Ben Benjamin’s vocals. After spending countless weekends in piano bars performing jazz standards, Benjamin’s vocal presence enters a similar space inhabited by the lounge singers of the 40s, 50s, and 60s, but set in the hazy, dim light of dance club beats.

Reinventing pop song structures to reflect the unpredictable nature of life’s twists and turns, the songs on this album present a clarity and confidence that’s a little bit dark, a little bit sentimental, and very very flirty.

LIVE DATES

June 25 – Oakland, CA – Legionnaire Saloon (with Ghostplay & VVerevvolf)
July 15 – Sacramento, CA – Ladyfest (with Pink Bandana & Spacewalker)
August 13 – Oakland, CA – Hanging Garden at The Night Light (with Neon Kross & Otzi)
September 28 – San Francisco, CA – Hemlock Tavern – (with Foreign Resort & Nite)

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Rosie Carney – “Better Man”

Rosie Carney is an 19 year old singer/songwriter originally from Hampshire, UK, currently in Downings co Donegal. The nineteen year old songstress has been compared to Adele and has been stirring up the Irish music scene in the last year. Rosie Carney is an exceptionally talented singer/songwriter who is quickly attracting outstanding reviews and support.

Rosie has performed in a number of venues in Belfast, Dublin, London, New York and Los Angeles and also performed in St James’s Church for Irelands highly acclaimed Other Voices in 2013. She was recently selected to showcase her music at one of the worlds biggest music festivals SXSW which also resulted in making the NPR’s Top 100. Rosie has recently supported musicians like Benjamin Francis Leftwich, Saint Sister and SOAK and she has also accompanied Tom Speight on his UK ‘Little Love” tour as his lead female vocalist.

Better Man is out June the 17th on X Novo.

HALFNOISE (Zac Farro) Releases First Single “Know The Feeling”

HALFNOISE is ecstatic to be releasing the first single “Know The Feeling” from his forthcoming new full-length studio album, due out this Autumn on Congrats!  The track premiered exclusively on Stereogum  and is available for purchase now via all Digital Service Providers.

HALFNOISE is the creative project of Nashville-based musician Zac Farro; fusing his passion for live drums, electronic elements, and his unique voice to create a sound that bravely steps into the future without abandoning his already incredibly successful past.  Farro spent most of his early music career as a founding member of Paramore, touring with the band from 2004 to 2010 and lending his talents as a drummer to the band’s first three records – All We Know Is Falling, and the platinum-selling Riot!, and Brand New Eyes.

After releasing his self-titled HALFNOISE in 2012, and moving to New Zealand in 2014 to record his sophomore album VOLCANO CROWE, Farro found himself back out on the road supporting Broods on a national tour.  His time spent in New Zealand also helped cement a relationship with Joel Little (Lorde, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding), who Farro tapped to produce his 2015 single “INSIDE,” an experience that would help him grow as a vocalist and writer.  It was this newfound confidence that helped shape the newest HALFNOISE record, which after moving back to Nashville, Farro self-produced at Save Point Studios in Los Angeles, surrounded by friends and close collaborators.

The new HALFNOISE single “Know The Feeling” can be streamed NOW.  The track is off of the band’s upcoming full-length album, with further details coming soon.

Daniel William Daidone delivers kooky and creative new-wave/indie/rock cocktail ‘On a Holiday’

Gearing up for the release of his new album Shapeless Things, alternative rock artist Daniel William Daidone takes his listeners on a wild adventure with this new track ‘On a Holiday’.

Influenced by an eclectic mix of artists including Talking Heads, The Cars and Weezer, Dan’s sound is a creative cocktail of modern rock, indie pop and New Wave.

Listen to ‘On a Holiday’ here:

https://soundcloud.com/code3records-1/on-a-holiday

A man with music in his blood, Dan is the grandson of violin virtuoso Adolfo Daidone (aka Al Duffy), who performed with the likes of The Tommy Dorsey Band, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa.

Dan has already received past exposure for his musical talents, four of his songs appearing in the US Showtime series, Shameless. Two of his tracks were also used in the animation short Bumble Beeing, which was accepted into the Sundance Film Festival.

Having toured extensively in a number of bands including Philadelphia pop-rock group Officer Roseland, Dan has played in locations including the UK, the US and Puerto Rico. Revered venues that he has played at include The Legendary Dobbs in Philadelphia and CBGBs in New York.

In 2008, Dan also took part in a marketing campaign for Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. He was able to raise over one thousand pounds in music sales for the charity.

On top of music, Dan has also lent his creative talents to writing and is the author of a children’s book What Was Our Teacher Doing At The Mall?

Clearly an exciting character, Dan seems certain to spice up today’s rock landscape with his unique sound and persona.

 

‘On a Holiday’ is out June 15th

 

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/code3records-1

https://www.facebook.com/dan.daidone

https://twitter.com/fontsolo

IndieMinded reveal Reverieme’s One For Sorrow

Reverieme is Louise Connell, an artist who hails from the quaint Scottish market town of Airdrie.

A secondary school teacher who is as passionate about her artistic output as she is her chosen profession. While many of her colleagues are currently balancing the pressures of exam season with the longing for the summer holidays, Reverieme is also working towards the release of her long-awaited album Straw Woman.
Inspired by the myriad books, films and records she has devoured throughout her life, she creates captivating, haunting songs that offer an intriguing glimpse of an inquisitive mind and a unique view of the world around her.

Having supported Gotye, Newton Faulkner and Emmy The Great on tour, Reverieme has already caught the attention of some of the industry’s most acclaimed artists.

After building a reputation as a musical innovator on her first two albums, 2010’s Melodies and 2013’s With Up So Floating, last year’s acoustic EP Or Else The Light set hearts fluttering with it’s intrinsic beauty and flawless vocal delivery.

Having absorbed the musical influence of such diverse artists as Neko Case, Of Montreal, Arcade Fire and Amanda Palmer along with many others, she also creates all of her own artwork, photography and videos for each release. An artist in charge of every aspect of her project, Reverieme is an innovator to the very core.

Channelling her creativity in the build up to the album release, she has launched a Pledge campaign which gives fans and new listeners a chance to engage with every aspect of her new release. From one-off illustrations to picture books, her Pledge campaign showcases the breadth of her artistry. A perfect example is the powerful video for the song Plankton, which gained many plaudits and was accompanied by a fascinating essay explaining the origins of both the song and the video.

Her evident skill with language is more than matched by her ability to pair it with beautiful melodies to create stunning, timeless songs, the meaning of which is very much left to the listener.

The release of Golem, which has been premiered by Louder Than War, heads up the release on July 1. Having already won loyal fans at BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 6 (including Lauren Laverne) and Radio X, Reverieme is excited to finally unveil Straw Woman.