All posts by Tom Edmans

Novele – Furthest

Novele is the brainchild of 26-year-old singer/songwriter/producer Austin Fitzpatrick. From an early age, Austin was surrounded by music. His uncle, John Cale, is a founding member of Velvet Underground and his Aunt was a major label executive for
most her life. Austin’s father was also a musician and DJ and raised him on soul, R&B and Hip-Hop music.

Born in Mission Viejo and raised in Corona, Austin has a deep affinity for Southern California and its culture. Some of his earliest inspirations were California artists No Doubt, Dr. Dre and The Red Hot Chili Peppers. From there he ventured further into the Alternative and Hip-Hop realms like Run DMC, Bloc Party and Gorillaz (specifically their album Demon Days).

At age 12, Austin taught himself the drums and electric guitar and began to make his own music. He then started to play in a handful of bands and joined music programs at his junior high school. His passion for music only expanded as he entered high school. At age 14, he formed a band with his friends Kyle Harward and Jeff Riggs –
Novele.

Novele began as a garage-rock band in the Inland Empire of Southern California. In early years, the trio played countless house parties and shows in and around their hometown. This was mainly experimental music in the vein of As Tall As Lions. They then faced turbulent times due to a variety of mental health and funding issues and had to take a break from each other. Kyle and Jeff have since returned to the group, but Austin remains the principal songwriter.

During the time apart, Austin continued to grow as a musician, songwriter and producer. He began to focus more on creating hip-hop beats for rappers. However, his love for punk and pop music never left and he began to fuse the genres into one.

This is where Novele’s current sound stems from. A fusion of punk, hip-hop and pop that form a true alternative style. The songs and lyrics pull from Austin’s personal experiences and struggles with mental health and overcoming depression which encompasses the deep emotion and raw passion that fuel the music.

Now 10 years later, Novele is set to release a debut demo album on September 14th. The album contains ideas from the early band days (“After The War”, “Rubies”) as well as newer tracks that Austin composed on his own (“T.S.”, “Tears”). The album is a journey through the tempestuous yet beautiful lifespan of the band. Enjoy.

Novele
Novele is the brainchild of 26-year-old singer/songwriter/producer Austin Fitzpatrick. From an early age, Austin was surrounded by music.

NewWaves – In The Clouds

NewWaves are an Alternative rock band, founded in the fall of 2015, from Stockholm, Sweden. Tim Sundström (guitar, backing vocals), Christoffer Bellonius (guitar), Erik Johansson (drum set, percussion) and our new vocalist (since a week ago) Ejnar Örjes.
NewWaves make alternative rock with influences from pop, punk and electronica. Everything started when Tim Sundström had been on a tour with his last band, full of inspiration and commitment to music. Heavily influenced by Imagine Dragons he wanted to make something of his own.
The reason why they are doing this is because they love making and performing music, but more than that, they want to be able to provide value to other people through their music. NewWaves want to be able to make people feel like they are enjoying the moment, despite what problems or difficulties they may have. They want to be able to make people of all different ethnicities, financial and cultural backgrounds feel relief and enjoyment, if only for just a moment, in a world that is full of stress and problems.”
They released a single named “Experience” in 2016 with a music video as well as an EP called “The Things We Do” in 2017. In the process of releasing the EP we released a single called “In The Clouds” and a music Video for that song.
“Right now we’re in the process of writing new music and teaching everything to our new vocalist Ejnar, getting him completely comfortable and happy in the band. We are planning our future and brainstorming ideas on what to do next”.
We are planning on having a photoshoot with the new line-up to present Ejnar to the world. We are also planning to record new songs in the near future, which will be awesome. We will soon be booking new shows to play.
NewWaves
NewWaves make alternative rock with influences from pop, punk and electronica. Everything started when Tim Sundström had been on a tour with his last band

 

Yaeger – Dopamine High

With her new single “Dopamine High”, the 20-year-old emerging Swedish artist named Yaeger lets us enter her world; a bubbly, adventurous and yellow one, with surprises in every corner. The single is inspired by the ecstatic and releasing experience at raves, where the story of “Dopamine High” takes place. It’s about two young lovers, who after an intimate and electric first meeting, they do not dare to let their desires guide them back to each other. Instead, they get caught up in careers. Each hurrying, and looking for something they cannot define. The core feeling of the song is the thrilling moment when they meet again and ignore all the questions about when and why. “It’s that Dopamine High of feeling alive”, Yaeger explains.

yaeger
With her new single “Dopamine High”, the 20-year-old emerging Swedish artist named Yaeger lets us enter her world.

Ainslie – Grow

Vicky Warwick is a British artist, operating under the moniker of Ainslie.

Ainslie comes from a world of being a called upon side-woman in the music industry; as a session musician she was hired for many musical artists and occasions, whether it be playing a sweaty sold-out show in Florida with Charli XCX or appearing on award shows with Cee Lo Green.

Her first job in the music industry was as the in-house bassist with the renowned pop-production house, Xenomania (Cher, Kylie Minogue, Pet Shop Boys, Girls Aloud, Sugababes). It was such a privileged insight into how pop music was made, Ainslie soaked up each experience there. Whilst she was always writing music, she didn’t really take her own voice seriously until a few years later on.

Her need to make music started as a form of anxiety – the good kind – when she would spend months away from home on the road. So starved for personal time, she itched to be spending whatever time she had writing music; whether it meant finding a quiet corner of the tour bus, or an unoccupied room at a venue. For a long time, she didn’t know what exactly for, until she was penning ideas she knew she didn’t want to give to anyone else.

She had been writing songs in her home of London, and many other places over the world, but the project wasn’t fully realised until she moved to New York City in 2017. Something changed when she arrived; the colours were brighter, the people wilder, the ideas more far-fetched. Inspiration struck. Whilst taking some time off from long-term touring, she settled into the city and to the idea of putting out the songs she’d been singing to herself for a while. As she was getting out there, trying to meet and collaborate with the many creatives of the city to further her session playing career, it made her see that she should nurture the thing that was hers, and hers only. The thing that she could take with her wherever in the world she was. She realised it’s importance, and how in a whirlwind lifestyle of a touring musician, it was something that could be a constant. Her view of being a musician and not an artist had to shift, because it was time to break out of the mould she had made for herself.

Ainslie’s music draws from personal experiences but she also likes to imagine the world from other’s perspectives and explores themes of fantasies, inner thought and also comments on suburbia and aspects of our everyday lives. She claims to have felt a strange phenomenon since the birth of this project, a kind of synesthesia that when envisioning her music and the project, conjures images of pastel pinks, blues and turquoises, the sea and water, plants and soft textures of fluffy candy floss or velvet.

Her single Grow observes idyllic suburbia, and the human need to climb up the ladder of society. “I found myself walking in this beautiful neighbourhood being curious about the stories behind each person or family inside each house. Wondering if they are as happy as I imagined they were. What seemed like a perfect world, might be not what it cracked up to be, and I considered if it was what I would want for myself anyway. Society has taught us something we should strive for, so part of me was longing to live that life behind one of the perfect front doors, but part of me also felt a disconnect; it was far from what I truly want in life.”

Ainslie
Vicky Warwick is a British artist, operating under the moniker of Ainslie.

My Brothers And I – Heartbeat

My Brothers And I consists of Wurgler brothers Erik (bass/vocals), David (lead vocals), and Scott (drums), along with childhood friend Jordan Roach (guitar), released their debut full-length album Don’t Dream Alone in 2015, which led to a feature in Amazon’s “The Next” new artist program. To date, the album has garnered over 15 million streams, with special emphasis on standout selections “Nowhere To Run” and “Scars.” In addition, it received over a dozen syncs for TV programs Queen Sugar and Pretty Little Liars. Several of their songs have also been licensed for commercial campaigns, including “Na Na Na” which received wide exposure in an ad for Clark’s men’s footware. Their various tours and festival appearances have resulted in a number of high profile performances that found them supporting the likes of St. LuciaMisterwivesAllen StoneFamily of the Year, Saint Motel and others.

My Brothers And I
My Brothers And I consists of Wurgler brothers Erik (bass/vocals), David (lead vocals), and Scott (drums), along with childhood friend Jordan Roach (guitar)

Joe Hawes – Always

Joe Hawes in an English DJ and Producer based out of the South West town, Torquay. Having started his musical journey at a very young age, Joe first picked up a set of drum sticks at the age of twelve and instantly fell in love with the repetitive nature of creating beats. Also training in orchestral percussion, Joe would eventually go on to study Drums with Music and Music Tech at a music college, eventually finishing with a grade 8 in Drumming and also Orchestral Percussion. Having also learned to play the bass guitar, guitar and piano, music was always a career path Joe would dream about walking but it wasn’t until taking up DJing at the age of seventeen that his dream started to become a reality. With a natural tendency towards drumming and creating energetic beats, his transition into electronic music was a smooth one and Joe soon began to make a name for himself as both a DJ and a producer.
With positive energetic music always at the forefront of Joe’s work, house music was the natural direction for his DJing career to take. Using live drums and electronic pads in his sets, along with bass heavy drops quickly helped Joe find his place in the ranks of the finest up and coming Future House DJs in the UK and beyond. Inspired by the likes of Don Diablo and Martin Garrix, Joe fits the mould of a big room DJ to a tee and with appearances in Amnesia, Ibiza for Cream and at a sold out Wakestock Festival in Wales, supporting the likes of Calvin Harris and Deadmau5 along the way, it is easy to see why he is considered one to watch on the UK’s clubbing circuit. Currently holding residencies for Park Lane, Torquay and Embargos, London, as well as weekly performances in many of Torquay’s most popular student venues, Joe is a DJ who gets the same buzz from playing to a crowd in an intimate venue as he does to a super club in Ibiza, for him it really is all about the music.
Having done some remix work for various artist in the past, Joe is now concentrating his efforts on making his own original productions. After founding his own label, Coffee House Records, Joe has a catalogue of tracks awaiting release, including a rework of a Coldplay song, which has been “going off” at all of his recent shows. Joe also hosts a monthly radio show on Mixcloud, Coffee House Radio, where he showcases his own productions and shares his hottest selections.
With an ever growing list of local and international bookings, including a debut set in Ibiza’s Eden Nightclub, as well as a number of releases lined up on Coffee House Records, it’s clear that 2018 is going to be a real breakthrough year for Joe Hawes. Watch this space.
Joe Hawes
Joe Hawes in an English DJ and Producer based out of the South West town, Torquay.

Yoad Nevo

Yoad Nevo
In the urban heart of London, sonic craftsman Yoad Nevo is a master at work, producing and mixing music at his state-of-the-art Nevo Sound Studios.

In the urban heart of London, sonic craftsman Yoad Nevo is a master at work, producing and mixing music at his state-of-the-art Nevo Sound Studios.

It’s here that Yoad worked his magic on the Pet Shop Boys’ acclaimed ‘Yes’ album, Goldfrapp’s hit ‘Strict Machine’ and Sugababes’ classic ‘Freak Like Me’, as well as countless other chart topping singles and albums by artists diverse as SiaMobyMorcheeba and the DandyWarhols.

Yoad’s extensive discography ranges from producing hi-octane pop tunes by Girls Aloud to mixing underground, electronic pieces by Air or club hits including Sophie Ellis Bextor‘s ‘Murder on the Dance Floor’.

His artistry lies in his ability to give everything he works on a slick, future-perfect finish – be it pop, electronica, rock or anything he feels has ‘that special thing’. Yet he’s always sensitive to the artist’s vision, always offering a unique insight on what is right for a song.

The thread running through his multi-genre discography is what captures the essence of Yoad’s sound; it’s a crystalline precision and tightness with prominent synths and a big beat that characterises his sonic wizardry, and which has secured his place as one of the most in-demand Producer/Mixers in the industry today.

Yoad started playing guitar aged ten and quickly moved onto recording his own music using a Revox reel-to-reel tape machine, three microphones and an old drum kit. By his mid teens he was producing and engineering music for other people too. As a multi-instrumentalist with a razor-sharp technical mind, his eagerness to explore how machinery and computers could manipulate traditional instruments grew into an aptitude for making sounds that push boundaries and take music further.

The result is Yoad’s very individual approach to making music, which takes a 360-degree perspective. He’s been inventing and developing plug-ins for Grammy Award winners Waves, and his registered patents, his book ׳Hit Record – An Inside Track To Music Production׳ and his popular webinars have paved the way for other producers and engineers.

Yoad’s artistic sensibility combined with innovative techniques make his productions stand out, while his personality and talent have made world-class artists such as JemBryan AdamsDave Gahan and Giggs, among others, choose him as their creative partner, trusting that he will breathe life into their music.

With over thirty #1 singles, more than fifty Top 10 albums and over sixty Top 10 singles worldwide, Yoad Nevo has gained the trust and respect of the musicians he is working with – and the best is yet to come.

Arcadia – Stripes

Arcadia was founded in June 2018 by Will Adler, and Scott Lubin. Will is a guitarist, producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, and Scott is a songwriter and talented vocalist. Will and Scott began making music in high school, and have been developing their sound and style ever since. Arcadia presents a bright and fresh take on indie rock music, with four on the floor driving rhythmic elements, paired with bright and exciting guitar riffs.

Arcadia

Open Mic UK

   Open Mic UK

OPEN MIC UK 2018 AUDITION DATES RELEASED

Music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2018 have been announced!

Open Mic UK

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2018! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 11 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups!

PERFORM IN FRONT OF RECORD LABEL A&R
AND GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD!

It’s a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to Music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final. Judges in the past include judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition, as well as festival organisers, national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition
progresses.

SINGING COMPETITION AUDITIONS DATES ANNOUNCED
FOR OPEN MIC UK 2018

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels.
Lucy Spraggan, Luke Friend, Karen Hardy, Jacob Banks, plus Warner
Music’s signings and Open Mic UK’s first winner Birdy and The Lottery  Winners along with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley amongst many, many more have auditioned.

OPEN MIC UK 2018 MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS
Book your audition for 2018 now to secure your place… Enter here!

Sunday 26th August 2018 – Early PM – Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB

Sunday 9th September 2018 – PM – Mediacityuk, University of Salford, Plot B4, Salford Quays, Manchester, M50 2HE

Saturday 15th September 2018 – Early PM – SouthBank Club (Studio), Dean Lane, Bristol, BS3 1DB

Saturday 15th September 2018 – PM – Vincent Harris Suite, Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, S1 2JA

Sunday 16th September 2018 – AM – White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BQ

Sunday 16th September 2018 – PM – 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton, SO14 3AR

Sunday 16th September 2018 – AM – The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG

Friday 21st September 2018 – Evening – Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth, BH11 8NE

Saturday 22nd September 2018 – PM – Concourse 22-23, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, B40 1NT

Sunday 23rd September 2018 – AM – Hamptons Sports & Leisure, Tydemans off Beehive Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM2 9FH

Sunday 23rd September 2018 – PM – Britannic Suite, The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool, L3 5QB

Kyan Palmer – Make It Up

LA-based singer, songwriter and artist Kyan Palmer is quickly becoming a promising act to watch with his unique blend of pop and R&B. Exploring the deterioration of a toxic relationship, Palmer‘s new release “Make It Up” is an emotionally-charged, brooding and addictive listen. “Make It Up” is available on all streaming platforms today.

Co-written with Charlie Snyder (Bebe RexhaX Ambassadors Molly Kate Kestner), “Make It Up” is a delightful blend of pop and R&B. Palmer‘s introspective storytelling, clever pop melodies and remarkable vocal range are instantly captivating. The new release is another intoxicating hit to add to Palmer‘s ever-growing catalog.

Arizona-raised, LA-based Kyan Palmer is proof that there is no one path to success in the music industry. A former employee of Republic Records, Palmer released his debut single while still sitting behind a desk in the Universal Music Group building. With no expectations and no team behind him, his debut single “Burn Mona Lisa” took a life of it’s own, getting added to numerous Spotify playlists, hitting the viral charts, and amassing over 3 million Spotify streams to date.

Since his initial release, Palmer has stepped out from behind his desk and into the spotlight. Now relocated from New York to LA, Palmer has become a sought after up-and-coming writer, collaborating with the likes of Little MixSam Fischer, Alex Tirheimer (Andy Grammar, Sabrina Claudio), and The Fliptones (Britney Spears, Jason DeRulo), among others. He has also continued to put out a steady stream of solo releases such as “Hidden Feelings,” “Can’t Help It,” “Poetry In Motion,” and, most recently, “Somebody Else,” a collaboration with his friend and fellow pop artist Haley Vassar.

Palmer is preparing to release his debut EP slated for a Fall 2018 release. With a growing catalog of hits, there is no doubt that Kyan Palmer is an artist you don’t want to sleep on.

 

Kyan Palmer
LA-based singer, songwriter and artist Kyan Palmer is quickly becoming a promising act to watch with his unique blend of pop and R&B.