Friday, 26 April 2013

New Video: TEXAS - The Conversation + Sharleen's Epic fall


One of the biggest bands of the 90's are back.

TEXAS had their first hit single 'I Don't Want A Lover' in 1989 and went on to have a string of hits throughout the 90's and early 2000's until the band took a haitus

Now, 8 years on from their last album, the group fronted by vocalist SHARLEEN SPITERI have gone back into the studio to record new album 'The Conversation'

The title track is also the new single and the video was filmed in Paris




However during the filming of the video, SHARLEEN had a bit of a mishap as she ran around a street corner and ended up almost eating the pavement. She was rushed to hospital but fortunately she did not suffer any permanent damage. The whole thing was caught on film in a sort of 'You've Been Framed' moment.  


The new album is released on May 20th


Thursday, 25 April 2013

New Cover: JESSIE WARE - Love Thy Will Be Done (MARTIKA cover)


The fact that JESSIE WARE is inspired by 80's & 90's music is no secret so it was no surprise when she took to Soundcloud to post this great cover.

'Love Thy Will Be Done' was a 1991 hit for US Latino pop star MARTIKA taken from her second album 'Martika's Kitchen' and was co-written and produced for her by PRINCE

The singer, who's debut album has just been released in the US, Tweeted 'I am a huge fan of this Prince written Martika song, so I covered it' *Fair Enough!

 

Her version stays faithful to the original which you can watch below


MARTIKA herself is also making a comeback and is due to release a new album 'The Mirror Ball' soon. Find out more at www.martikamartika.com 

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Music News: STOOSHE album cover revealed

STOOSHE finally unveil the cover of their debut album.


'London With The Lights On' is finally for release on May 27th and will be preceded by the single 'Slip'  

It will be version two of the album after the original version, which was due for release last November, was scrapped.

The album is set to contain all previous single, minus their cover of T.L.C's 'Waterfalls' which was not generally well received.





Tuesday, 23 April 2013

New Video: ALICIA KEYS & MAXWELL - Fire We Make


ALICIA KEYS doesn't do that many duets, so when she does, they're usually pretty special.

'Fire We Make' is the latest track to be taken from her current album 'Girl On Fire' and is a duet with smooth soul man MAXWELL

The video was filmed in New Orleans and is set around the early 50's, showing the two 
vocalists getting a little steamy separately before finally meeting at the end.  



New Cover: CLARE MAGUIRE - The Last Time I Saw Richard (Free Download)


It's a welcome return to the music scene to CLARE MAGUIRE

Two years on from the release of her debut album 'Light After Dark' the big voiced Birmingham girl is getting ready to release brand new material this year but in the meantime took time out to post this cover on Soundcloud.

'The Last Time I Saw Richard' was recorded by legendary singer/songwriter JONI MITCHELL and was originally on her 1971 classic album 'Blue'

You can listen to CLARE's version and now get a free download of the track here 



and you can also listen to JONI's original here 


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New Video: CIARA - Body Party


One of R&B'S hottest stars CIARA is back.

'Body Party' is the latest from the Texan singer and the sexy video features cameos from LUDACRIS, TRINIDAD JAME$ and current partner (and also the song's co-writer) FUTURE HENDRIX with whom she shares acting duties in the clip.



The track has the flavour of a retro 90's R&B slow jam, even down to the cheeky reference to GHOST TOWN DJ's 1996 hit 'My Boo''. Spot the 'similarity' below



Her self titled 5th studio album is due for release in July.

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Monday, 22 April 2013

New Video: JONATHAN WHISKERD - Blind Belief


'Blind Belief' is the forthcoming single from new singer/songwriter JONATHAN WHISKERED

Born in the UK but brought up in Austria, the vocalist has been back in London since 2007 and in that time has gone from busking on the streets to now being set to bring his own brand of melodic pop to the masses with a debut album due later in the year.

'Blind Belief' (the album's title track) is released on May 20th and the video has just been released


Friday, 19 April 2013

New Video: VINCE KIDD featuring VANESSA WHITE - The Zoo


While we are tuning in to the latest set of auditionees getting the chairs spinning on this year's series of The Voice, one of last year's finalist is back with something new.

VINCE KIDD has been working pretty much non stop since finishing in 4th place in the show, including his own headline tour and releasing his debut single 'Sick Love' late last year and now he returns with a new track and video. 

'The Zoo' taken from the forthcoming EP of the same name.....and this time he's brought along a friend.

VANESSA WHITE, best know as a member of one of the UK's biggest girlbands' THE SATURDAYS, is a long time friend of VINCE's and he obviously took no time persuading her to add her hot vocals to the track.

VANESSA also jumped at the chance to appear in the video which features her with a totally different look, perfectly fitting in with the wild antics going on throughout the clip.

Check it out here



 'The Zoo' EP is out 2nd June 2013. 

New Music: DISCLOSURE featuring ELIZA DOOLITTLE - You & Me (UPDATE with video)

DISCLOSURE return with their latest single and it's yet another collaboration.


Following on from their hit singles 'Latch' with SAM SMITH and 'White Noise' with ALUNAGEORGE, this time round the electronic dance duo (consisting of brothers Guy and Howard Lawrence) have enlisted the talents of ELIZA DOOLITTLE on vocal duties for 'You & Me'.

The track has an almost old school garage feel before heading into familiar house territory, all complimented by the 'Pack Up' hitmaker's sweet tones.

ELIZA herself is due to release new solo material later this Summer, meanwhile the DISCLOSURE album 'Settle', which features all 3 singles, is released through PMR Records / Island Records on June 3rd.

UPDATE: The video has just been released too, which does not feature ELIZA DOOLITTLE but DOES feature a big dildo :/



DISCLOSURE have also announced a major headline tour for this November. For more info visit...

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New Video: HARLEIGHBLU - Enough Now (Update)


'Enough Now' is a slice of funky soul from Nottingham's HARLEIGHBLU.

The track is part of the Black Gold EP, a 4 track vinyl 12" released especially for Record Store Day on April 20th (via Tru Thoughts Records) and appropriately enough the video was shot in a record shop.

The EP also includes tracks by Alice Russell, Hot 8 Brass Band & Natural Self

The track will also feature on the 21 year old's forthcoming album, due for release in June

And now the track is available to buy on itunes


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Thursday, 18 April 2013

New Video: RAPHAELLA - Idiot (Roof Top Sessions)


Singer/songwriter RAPHAELLA issues this unique performance video of the title track from her recently released debut EP.

The footage, shot (as the title suggest) on a rooftop in Stockholm, Sweden also features fellow artist ANDREAS MOE on guitar duties, supporting RAPHAELLA's keyboard playing and exquisite vocals.

Watch below


The 'IDIOT' EP is available download on iTunes here

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New Music: MILA FALLS - Party In The Stars


If you were thinking 'I wish someone would make a camp 50's sci-fi B movie inspired video with added dancing' well, today is your lucky day!

'Party In The Stars' is the first official video from new artist MILA FALLS and it ticks all those boxes. With a commercial dance sound (think somewhere between NIKKI MINAJ 'Starships' and possible 'Gangnam Style' but with better vocal) she launches (no pun intended) her music and her unique style on the world.

The track is taken from the *PARTY IN THE STARS EP* which also features two other songs 'Battlefield' and 'Freakshow' and will be available on iTunes on April 24th 


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New Music: ELSIE - Your Loving Arms


All too often you hear classic pop and rock tracks sampled, remixed and generally messed about with in an attempt to turn them into dance track and more often than not they fail miserably.

What is less common is for a classic dance track to go the other way and be transformed into a cool pop rock track, however this is exactly what has happened with 'Your Loving Arms', the new single from ELSIE.

The Liverpudlian has taken the song, the 1995 debut solo hit for BILLIE RAY MARTIN, one time vocalist of electronic dance group ELECTRIBE 101.

ELSIE's version, which has already gained playlist status on BBC RADIO 2, gives the track a slow piano intro building into a thumping out & out anthemic rock groove which showcases her stunning vocal ability.

You can hear the new version here



And if you need a reminder of BILLIE RAY MARTIN's original, here it is in all it's 90's club classic gloriousness!



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Wednesday, 17 April 2013

New Video: JENN BOSTIC - Not Yet


US singer/songwriter JENN BOSTIC releases the video to her current single 'Not Yet'

The Minnesota girl has recently been gaining airplay in the UK with the track which has all the hallmarks to become a hit (Think along the lines of CHRISTINA PERRI or GABRIELLE APLIN

If you like what you hear 'Not Yet' is taken from her latest album 'Jealous' which has also just been issued in the UK.


'Not Yet' is available on iTunes here and the album 'Jealoushere or via on Amazon here
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New Music: A.M.E - Heartless (MNEK Remix) + Need U (100%) Acoustic


Things are pretty good for A.M.E right now. Currently sitting at the top of the charts for a second week as featured vocalist on DUKE DUMONT's single 'Need U (100%)' she is soon to release her new solo track 'Heartless'

While we await the official version we are treated to this incredible electro-pop remix by long time co-collaborator, writer producer and friend MNEK


The single is due for release on June 23rd and for a taste of what the pop dance monster sounds like check out this live performance from last year



A.M.E has also taken time out to record this amazing acoustic version of her current smash hit



Tuesday, 16 April 2013

New Video: TANYA LACEY - Now That You're Gone


The multi-talented TANYA LACEY returns next month with a brand new single.

'Now That You're Gone' is a no-nonsense response to a cheating ex and in the video, boy does she make him suffer by letting rip on a voodoo doll!

The single is released on May 26th and is available to pre-order here (look out for the remix coming soon too featuring UK rap star LADY LESHURR)


Ahead of this, TANYA will be making her headlining debut at the end of this month at Hoxton Square Bar And Kitchen in East London with support from two equally talented artists, MIKE HOUGH & BEBE BLACK
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Tickets to the show on Apr 29th can be purchased here 




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New Video: JACKIE D WILLIAMS - Surface Of My Heart


You want a new video with a lot of heart, well you've come to the right place. The new clip for from Oxford's JACKIE D WILLIAMS has just that. 

The Black & White video for 'Surface Of My Heart', directed by the guys at Reload Sessions, features a straight to camera performance from the slightly battered and bruised singer and ends with his heart LITERALLY in his hand.

Not his ACTUALLY heart of course, that would be impossible. JACKIE, who has just finished supporting fellow soul boy BLUEY ROBINSON on his recent tour, recounted the back story to the making of the video.

Apparently he wanted the video to be more authentic so went and bought two pigs hearts from the local butchers. He put them in his bag, then went to catch the tube to the video shoot. 

However, during his journey his bag fell over and unbeknownst to him, on arrival at the studio he opened his bag to find only ONE heart remained in the bag. 

So, the moral of the story is, if you happen to be travelling on the underground this week, just be careful where you leave YOUR heart!



The track itself is taken from the forthcoming EP "The Paradox" which which is available to pre-order via iTunes here

You can also preview the EP in full here




JACKIE D WILLIAMS will also be on his first headline tour this May

May 28th - Liverpool - East Village Arts Club
May 29th - London - Borderline 
May 30th - Oxford - Jericho 

Tickets £5 each (£6.50 for London) and available here 


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Monday, 15 April 2013

New (-ish) Music: NATE JAMES - Restored (The Story So Far)


NATE JAMES is probably one of THE unsung heroes of UK soul music of the last ten year.
Having launched onto the music scene in 2005 with airplay hits like 'Universal' & 'The Message'

 

The singer/songwriter went on to have success across Europe and even Japan, achieving award nominations including nods at the MOBOs.


Although not really seen in the mainstream spotlight since, NATE went on to release 3 albums, worked on a string of big name collaborations and formed electro pop band SUGASMAK! (and the afro went too!)



However it's looking like 2013 is going to be a BIG year for the Suffolk man. He will soon be seen on BBC TV's THE VOICE and (although as yet unconfirmed) there's every chance he will progress beyond the 'blind audition' round.

Ahead of this, NATE has issued a brand new compilation, basically a best of entitled 'Restored (The Story So Far)'. The album, which features the previously mentioned singles, popular album tracks and cover versions (of originals by the likes of LAURYN HILL and HUE & CRY




The 12 track collection was released yesterday (April 14th) and has already placed highly on itunes R&B chart.

As we await his TV performance, this is the perfect introduction for those who know little of this homegrown talent (but soon will!)

You can get 'Restored'on itunes here or 7 Digital here

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You can also catch NATE every Monday night at his London open mic music night Sessions 58






Sunday, 14 April 2013

New Video: PSY - Gentleman


The phenomenom of 2012 is back and this time PSY is now a 'Gentleman'....apparently.

In his new video, the king of 'Gangnam Style' has the now obligatory array of "sexy ladies" and of course there is yet another dance routine that you KNOW will be recreated at ever club, bar, party & wedding disco for the next few months.

However, some of his antic are even more questionable and you could say a little childish this time round (although not necessarily suitable for children), in fact anything BUT Gentlemanly!

You be the judge if you dare to watch the new video below (which has already racked up nearly 33 million views in the 24 hours since it was posted)


And if you really want to, the single is available to buy now 

Friday, 12 April 2013

New Video: BIANCA SIMMONE - Super Human


'Super Human' is the welcome return of London R&B Princess BIANCA SIMMONE, her third single to date following 'Comin At Ya' & 'Pressure' (which featured South London rapper BABY BLUE)

The new song is another slice of funky R&B co-written with talented singer/songwriter JERMAINE RILEY

The new superhero inspired video has just been released and you can see it here




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Tuesday, 9 April 2013

New Music: DIANA VICKERS - Cinderella


DIANA VICKERS is certainly one of the X-FACTOR's survivors. As a semi-finalist 5 years ago (in what many consider was the most talented years including winner ALEXANDRA BURKE & runners up JLS) she  has managed to maintain a career when many have fallen out of sight.

There were the hit singles (including the number one 'Once') and the success of her acting career, appearing on stage in the West End in her award winning title role of LITTLE VOICE

Still only 21, now she has returned to music with a new independent label So Recordings and a new sound. The sample clip of 'Cinderella' has an 80's synth pop vibe, different from the angsty pop of her previous hits.

An album 'Music To Make Boys Cry' will follow in the Autumn


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New Music: NIKITA KC (@Iamnikitakc)-It's Not Good Enough

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