No Soap No Radio–While you were gone

No Soap No Radio offers a considerable and kaleidoscopic catalogue of great songs and dynamic, accessible music, boasting great rhythmic command and heart-stopping refrains. Their latest release, While You Were Gone, is a compelling album demonstrating everything that makes No Soap No Radio distinctive and memorable.

Built on the songs of guitarist/vocalist Mark Wilson, No Soap No Radio’s sound spans musical genres – from classic rock and pop to the complex jazz-influence of Steely Dan’s fusion or Etta James’ blues – whilst firmly asserting its own stamp.  Combining grace, substance and edge, with spacious melodies and subtle arrangements, the songs are both immediate and complex.  The lyrics are cerebral, wry and dry, with movingly poetic, sometimes dramatic, visual metaphors firmly rooted in vignettes of the everyday – situations, journeys, satire and affection. 

Wilson’s heartfelt vocal delivery is intimate and passionate conversational and intense, always pushing the emotional depth of his lyrics.  Bassist Tim Appleby’s classical and jazz roots give the songs depth and direction, perfectly complemented by drummer Paul Taylor’s dynamic and sensitive approach, fusing jazz delicacy with driving rock and Latin punch. Lead guitarist Steve McCormick has the rare ability to move seamlessly from background to foreground, through subtle orchestration and chord work with syncopated rhythms to visceral and searing lead guitar solos. With a sonic palette spanning heavy metal and country, Steve moves fluidly between melodic, inventive finesse and brilliant, abrasive attack.

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Based in the north of England, No Soap No Radio have built a loyal following over a number of years.

Their new album, While You Were Gone, will be released on June 17th and will be available to buy direct from the band’s website (www.nsnr.co.uk) and digital platforms.

Esther Eden hits official U.K Music Week Pop chart with single ‘Is This Love’

Esther Eden is a new artist signed to Dubai based major label ‘Universal Music Mena’. This single comes with a selection of great club mixes that peaked in the top 10 of the U.K Music Week official Pop chart.

Esther Eden grew up in the UAE, listening to her mother singing along to jazz music and Ella Fitzgerald. With a voice way beyond her years, at the age of 18 now, her vocal maturity has reached a tremendous peak.

Her music journey started off with a life changing experience. In 2014, Jessie J heard Esther performing and filmed the entire performance on her phone.

She also invited Esther to sing her original song at Jessie J’s concert that very evening for an audience of over 10,000 people. A truly inspiring story that hit the headlines and so Esther’s fan base started to develop since then.

At the end of 2015, Universal Music MENA signed a record deal with her to produce and release her new debut album.

Esther Eden was nominated for the Emirates Woman, Woman Of The Year Awards 2016 For the BEST YOUNG TALENT 2016 and has been featured in KhaleejTimes, The National and was given a Full page takeover on iTunes.

Esther’s debut album ‘Solitaire’ was released on November 18 2016 on Universal Music Mena and features the single ” Is this Love”.

https://www.esthereden.com/

Bamboozle – Red Right Hand E.P

Bamboozle are a 50’s influenced rocking band  with a modern sound. Being one of the only bands to have a gal on vocals and rockabilly slap bass  a world class pedal steel player , one of the scenes top rockabilly guitarists and drummers and mesmerising four part harmonies  Bamboozle are the band to see !

Playing a range of 1950’s rockabilly  swing and western swing classics  original songs and arrangements of some modern tunes , Bamboozle are a truly rocking band to dance the night away to.

The band consists of:

Serena Sykes – Double Bass/Vocals

Jim Knowler – Guitar/Vocals

Dave Kirk – Pedal Steel  Guitar /Vocals

Shaun o’Keeffe – Drums /Vocals

The new single ‘Just like you’ is taken off the album ‘Red Right Hand’.

Bamboozle online:

http://www.bamboozlehq.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/BamboozleHQ/

https://www.youtube.com/bamboozlehq

https://twitter.com/bamboozleband

https://www.instagram.com/bamboozlehq/

https://www.reverbnation.com/bamboozle3

https://soundcloud.com/bamboozle-624372045

Bobby Wilson son of the late hit recording artist Jackie Wilson releases hit single ‘I get the Sweetest Feeling’

Bobby Wilson son of the late hit recording artist Jackie Wilson and born in New York was brought up in the foster care system in Carolina named Bobby Brookes.

Shortly after leaving the navy he discovered his real identity, that he was the son of legendary Jackie Wilson.

Bobby completed two years of study at the Midlands Technical College in Columbia followed by a semester at The University of Carolina in electrical engineering and then went on to serve in the United States Navy.

Subsequently Bobby Wilson followed in his father’s footsteps and made a career in music scoring a major success in the production of Serendipity at the Orleans Casino he was also successful headlining on cruise ships.

His hit single “I Can’t Love You Anymore” charted in the United States and subsequent single “I Get The Sweetest Feeling” also charted.

“I Get The Sweetest Feeling” will be released in the United Kingdom on Plateau Music.

Record label – Plateau Music.

Website – www.bobbybrookswilson.com

The Boxtones–Home

The Boxtones are a Scottish/Canadian 5 piece award winning band based in Dubai and signed to Universal Music MENA.

The band consists of: Louise Peel (Lead Vocals), Gary Tierney (Lead Guitar, Lead Vocals), Gill Tierney (Drums, Vocals), Will Janssen (Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals) and Patrick Thibault on Bass and vocals.

Since setting up their own Dubai-based company in early 2013 as full-time musicians, The Boxtones with their energetic and engaging live performances have captivated hundreds of thousands of fans at all of the big events in the region. Such events include Yasalam Beats on the Beach, Formula One Abu Dhabi Party in the Park, Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens and more.

The Boxtones are recipients of the prestigious Ahlan! Hot 100 Title  winners of Best UAE Act at the annual Hype Awards and Rolling Stone Magazine’s Street to Stage competition winners. Leading brands Shure and Vic Firth also endorse the band.

The Boxtones have so far performed alongside Stereophonics, Kaiser Chiefs, Pharrell Williams, The Who, Blur, Florence & The Machine, Enrique Iglesias, Lily Allen, Jason Derulo, Travis, Razorlight, Richard Ashcroft, The Charlatans, The Ting Tings and many more.

The Boxtone’s new album ‘Home’ is out now and features the anthemic single Against The Odds, City of Mirrors” feat Ft Two Tone and ‘Home’ .

The album was produced by Gary Tierney and Elvis Garagic at Sound Struck Studios in Dubai.

The Boxtones are online here:

https://twitter.com/Boxtones

https://www.instagram.com/theboxtones/

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

https://www.facebook.com/theboxtones/?fref=ts

Check out their HOT new anthem ‘Against The Odds’

Flirt with Danger–The mini album

British-based electrosurfbilly band, Flirt With Danger have released their debut album, ‘The Mini-Album’.

The music is an imaginative, provocative and eclectic mix of neo-rockabilly, surf, 60s garage and proto-punk, combined with analogue synth sounds. The lyrics draw on both modern concerns and retro-futuristic imagery, very much in line with the burgeoning atompunk artistic scene. It represents a significant departure from the existing UK music scene and has already attracted considerable interest in the USA, particularly in California and Texas.

The tracks were written by Les ‘Spaceman’ Rowley, the former keyboard player of South London indie rock band, Brilliant Pink, theatrical heavy metallers, Aunt May, and drum’n’bass trio, Tectonic.

Mr Rowley said, “This is just a taste of a large catalogue of material that provides a refreshing alternative to a popular music scene that’s become somewhat staid and formulaic in recent years.”

In true punk DIY spirit, Flirt With Danger are not signed to a record company, and the mini-album is both self-financed and self-produced. All songs were recorded in Worcester-based studio, The Space Underground and professionally mastered at Metropolis Studios.

The mini-album can be heard at https://flirtwithdanger.bandcamp.com/releases

The mini-album will be available through bandcamp, iTunes, Google Play, Spotify and all the usual digital stores.

Online:

http://flirtwithdanger.com

New E.P from Yellow Creatures ‘Spectrum’

‘Spectrum’ is the third EP from Newcastle based Yellow Creatures.

It follows their 2014 release  ‘The Year of Everything & Nothing’  EP, which saw the band being selected to play the BBC 6 Music Festival in 2015 where they were introduced by Tom Robinson.

Yellow Creatures influences range from current pop and alternative artists such as Tame Impala, Solange and Radiohead to the 1960s Musique Concrete of Delia Derbyshire.

After exploring a more synth-driven direction on their 2015 track ‘Calendar Man’ which was included in The Tipping Point blog and received airplay on BBC Introducing, Spectrum’ is the most developed and experimental record Yellow Creatures have released to date.

The seven songs are a collage of found sounds and pop melodies incorporating field recordings, electronic beats, swelling synths and polyrhythmic drums.

Lyrically  ‘Spectrum’ is dreamy and pensive with frontman Marc Bird exploring themes both personal and universal.

‘Last Census’ is a frenzied  pulsating prophecy of what life might be like after the last-ever census on Earth  while ‘Pressing Buttons’ is a shimmering, euphoric ode to how modern technology affects our personal relationships.

The EP will be available to download from yellowcreatures.bandcamp.com on 27th February 2017 and is available now to pre-order along with a free download of lead track ‘Spectrum’

Online:

facebook.com/yellowcreatures

twitter.com/YellowCreatures

youtube.com/YellowCreaturesBand

soundcloud.com/yellowcreatures

yellowcreatures.bandcamp.com