A vibrant voluptuous bundle of divine blonde curls, exuding sheer glittering energy and delicious vibes, international singer/songwriter, K-Syran, spins deliriously off the back of last year’s US Billboard chart success with her spankingly fresh new single, ‘Dizzy’ released 19 May. With the radio edit produced by Philip Larsen and Chris Smith of the global team Manhattan Clique (Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Timbaland, Nicole Scherzinger) and a dance mix from Rich B and Phil Marriott, ‘Dizzy’ injects a fresh new sound from this seasoned artist and sets the scene for her new album – out this Autumn. Plus, with the eye-candy of Legend of Tarzan stunt man starring alongside her in the new video, it’s clear to see what’s making K-Syran dizzy! With her newly launched self-owned label, Intimacy Records, set to deliver a string of releases for 2017, there’s no doubt that K-Syran is the golden girl stamping a stiletto-heeled print into the music scene this year!
MRJ aka. Matthew Russell Jones is a fresh cut, home-grown singer songwriter, delivering a uniquely addictive pop sound that’s carving a sharp edge into the British scene. His debut single, ‘Bliss’ released on 14 April, is testament to MRJ’s divided love between acoustic and electronic and with celeb fans including the likes of Perez Hilton, MRJ is most definitely a ‘one to watch’ artist for 2017.
‘Bliss’ is a divine slice of serene pop, one of those chilled songs, which beautifully skips and loops the distinctive vocals of MRJ around a solid sound-bed of beats. Opening up his own life as a living songbook, MRJ wrote ‘Bliss’ as a positive awakening from a bitter heartbreak…..
It was the end of 2015 and he’d had spent a year pouring out his heart-wrenching emotions through his lyrics and songwriting – time to turn a corner and look at the bright side; that’s when ‘Bliss’ was conceived. It’s a track depicting the ‘letting go’ of a deeply entrenched relationship, a biographical track that comes from the heart; a reassuringly chilled vibe that most of us can relate to. The video to ‘Bliss’ was directed by Jay Parpworth and was filmed in double time in Kent during the dead cold of November. It’s a ‘one-shot’ style with no edits at all, adding to the atmospheric effect of the movie. The video tells the story of a gay man, experimenting and juggling with hetrosexual love and finally realising where his true happiness lies. It’s the story of MRJ.
Rip up the rules books and scatter the pieces into oblivion because what you’re about to experience from Chanel & The Circus is beyond anything you’ve ever imagined before. Landing onto UK shores fresh from LA, Chanel & The Circus kick an exciting dent into 2017 with a striking debut dance-rock single entitled ‘High Standards’, released on 24 March. Add theis to a string of UK tour dates this Spring and a debut album planned for the Autumn and you’ll quickly see that Chanel & The Circus are coming to town and they mean business!
Punching and pounding its way out of the standard musical genre, Chanel & The Circus deliver a dance-rock twist, fused with a dash of the extraordinary; all shrink-wrapped in the quirky melodic form of ‘High Standards’. This track is the start of the Chanel story, depicting how this pioneering artist fights with her desire for perfection. ‘High Standards’ is a shaking up of those standards, giving everyone liberty to do what they want. A funny upbeat biting love song, ‘High Standards’ was recorded at Blackhill Studios with Tom Gibson in Southampton. In true quirky Chanel style, Chanel ‘won’ Tom in a raffle as a ‘producer for a day’. The chemistry was instantly electric and a full album resulted. ‘High Standards’ and the Chanel & The Circus debut EP are the first releases from that forthcoming album.
Arguably one of Manchester’s finest Blues bands right now, the Lol Goodman Band step into 2017 with the announcement of their new single ‘Live My Life With The Blues’ on 3 March, alongside the deluxe edition of their new album, ‘Just Wanna Say…..A Little Bit More’, on the same date. With their last single, ‘Don’t Go Fishing’ boasting strong radio play during the Autumn of 2016 and a live set at The Skegness Blues Festival confirmed for January, Lol Goodman Band are clearly make their mark on the scene.
The new single, ‘Live my Life with the Blues’, delivers the gritty essence of true Blues music. It’s an almost autobiographical tale of any bluesman that’s had it tough, been through good and bad times, but lives to tell the tales; still dreaming of happiness and fortune. That’s the blues – you can’t sing it if you aint lived it! Lol Goodman has lived it…..‘Live My Life For The Blues’ about people who come and go, and the fact that we’re not always in charge of our own destiny. The personal impact on Lol’s own life of losing his father at a very young age inspired this song, it’s a melodic reminder of how time and life can slip by very quickly. BUT, overall, how we manage to embrace those challenges and overcome the burdens and tough events in our life. So we live life with the Blues, but we still have hope, love and dreams in our heart.
Nick Capaldi – a UK singer/songwriter whose debut single hit the Amazon Hot New Release list within a week of release and remained in the Top 20 Best Selling New Release list for five weeks. With Radio 2’s Bob Harris a big fan, and a track from his debut EP making a highly acclaimed appearance on the MOJO ‘Songs In The Key of Paul’ album, it’s fair to say that Nick Capaldi is one of the UK’s hottest rising musicians. Now for 2017, Nick Capaldi makes an impressive return with the release of his new single ‘Disgrace Face’ on 10 March, with his new album ‘Neon Heart’, hot on its heels on 19 May; proving that when it comes to innovative rock/pop, Capaldi is producing probably the freshest, most relevant sound on our musically creative shores.
Punching its musical weight with a vibrant, dynamic, highly polished, Bowie-esque pop/rock vibe, ‘Disgrace Face’ steps up boldly as the first single plucked from the forthcoming album. Depicting a tale of social-awkwardness, ‘Disgrace Face’ paints of vivid picture of a round peg in a square hole. What it’s like to not fully fit in, with the only solution being to move on and start again.