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Kehli – Believe It

London based pop starlet KEHLI has announced the release of her next single ‘Believe It’, slated for release on 20 September. Recorded at the prestigious SARM Studios (Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode) the track was mastered by Mike Marsh (Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Calvin Harris). It follows on from her hugely popular ‘One Last Kiss’ (feat Kid Eternal & Sam Ojo). KEHLI has worked alongside acclaimed producers including MSRD and Cam Poole (Anne Marie, Mabel, Raye) and has shared the stage with Irish pop acts Josh Gray and also recently Soulé. The track has already reached Top 5 positions in UK Club charts including contemporary pop, urban and club urban as noted in Music Week, and received radio airplay from BBC Radio 1’s Charlie Hedges and Melvin as well as Kiss FM. The young songstress has already racked up over 215K streams across her Spotify alone, reached over 44K monthly listeners. She’s also seen support from When The Horn Blows, The Digital Fix, CelebMix, Vents Magazine, Ear Milk, Hot Press, The Irish Times and Chill Sounds Good.

KEHLI first made waves when footage of her singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let Me Down’ went viral on Instagram, racking up 22K views in its first 48hrs. The Dublin native had already gained invaluable experience performing on shows such as X-Factor and The Voice, and had started to pique the interest of fans around the globe, but the power of social media led to an introduction with New York/London based songwriter/producer MSRD, who worked alongside her to cultivate her soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.

KEHLI is influenced by acts such as Anne Marie, Adele and Raye, but it is her buoyant energy and ability to put her own stamp on current pop trends that brings a distinctive edge to her sound, while at the same time drawing parallels to contemporary pop counterparts such as Halsey, and Dua Lipa.

On ‘Believe It’ KEHLI lets her crystalline vocals take centre stage, underpinned by a bold beat and gutsy electronic textures. Teaming up with the same powerhouse production team KID ETERNAL as her previous release, the track showcases her magnetic performance abilities, with a certain brave, defiant spirit that is a testament to her live-wire charisma. ‘Believe It’ captures both her vibrant spirit as well as her arresting voice, to create a snappy and utterly enjoyable pop offering.

Speaking of the single, KEHLI says, “I recorded ‘Believe it’ this summer at SARM Studios and had the best time! It’s a fun track that I hope people include in their prinks playlist as it gets me in the mood to go out! Love the upbeat tempo and energy of it!!”.

Patrik Jean – Loved You Once

Patrik Jean

Patrik Jean is a Swedish artist and songwriter from Stockholm. Growing up in a big family, music quickly became his way to be heard. Throughout the last few years, while writing songs for other artists he has kept the most personal ones for himself. The time has come to share those very honest and emotional stories, with three singles and a six track EP coming this spring. In soulful pop songs he sings about guys and girls breaking his heart, and the phases you go through getting over someone.

Patrik Jean has written two singles for Felix Jaehn, one of which was number one on the German Airplay Chart, and he is featured on the latest album.

He wrote last year’s Danish summer anthem “Mad For It”, released by TooManyLeftHands.

He ended 2017 with writing “Treading Water” for Swedish Idol winner Chris Kläfford that went number one on the airplay chart, as well as Sweden Top 50 and Global Viral 50 on Spotify.
First release of 2018 was Low Life by Soleima, which ended up on the US Viral chart and on British BBC radio 1.

Patrik Jean
Patrik Jean is a Swedish artist and songwriter from Stockholm. Growing up in a big family, music quickly became his way to be heard. Throughout the last few years, while writing songs for other artists he has kept the most personal ones for himself.

Pacific – Life In Short

Pacific are a Piano-driven Alternative/Indie band from Manchester, UK. The band consists of brothers & songwriters Anthony Orzel – Vocals/Piano and Daniel Orzel – Synths/Bass/Backing Vocals, Dave Bithell – Guitars and Drew Burns – Drums/Percussion.

Pacific’s single ‘Time to Forget’ reaped the band’s first BBC Radio 1 play on the Huw Stephens show, along with airplay on a further eighty UK radio stations and press features from Q Magazine. Pacific’s energetic single ‘Life in Short’ exclusively launched with Metro declaring “New band Pacific are proving indie music is getting a much needed coming back.” The single won Staffordshire & Cheshire’s ‘Best Local Single’ at the 6 Towns Radio Awards 2018, it has been playlisted in retail stores across the UK, and has been placed on national radio rotation with the Jack FM radio group. The song has recently passed over 160k streams of Spotify, and has been selected by professional snooker player Liam Highfield as his walk-on song for TV matches in the 2018/19 season.

Pacific’s music has additionally gained support from Manchester football clubs; the band’s song ‘Dream of Mine’ has frequented Premier League match playlists at Manchester United’s Old Trafford stadium, with Pacific’s music videos also on heavy rotation on Manchester United’s TV channel MUTV. The band have performed at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium as Premier League pre-match entertainment, and there has also been backing from Gary Neville-owned Salford City FC, who have used Pacific’s song ‘Blinded’ across all their social media video content.

Pacific have made huge steps on the live circuit, sharing stages with Razorlight, Maximo Park, Newton Faulkner, Toploader, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Wheatus, The Hoosiers, Starsailor and more, having played festivals across the UK including Crystal Palace Festival, Cornbury Music Festival, Leestock Music Festival and Liverpool International Music Festival to name a few. 2018 has also seen continued strong support from BBC Introducing, and a live Freeview TV interview on London Live. Pacific continue to bring piano back to modern indie music with a vengeance, with ‘Not Telling You’ released October 2018.

Tony Tokyo – More Than A Fantasy