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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

 

UHURU – Thirsty

UHURU are a duo whose music knows no boundaries – even their name means “freedom” in Swahili. Bringing together dance, electronica and R&B, their sound is a vibrant fusion that takes up today’s post-genre challenge to create soul-infused, modern pop equally at home on radio or the dancefloor. “The mix of weird sounds which you can do now in pop really excites me,” says UHURU’s vocalist, songwriter and producer Connor Daniel. “Pop production now is the most exciting I’ve ever heard it.”

Still only 22, Daniel been making music since his early teens, when he began uploading unofficial dubstep mixes of Drake and Usher to YouTube. He now describes the tracks as “awful”, but they showed impressive studio skills, clocking up plays in the hundreds of thousands, earning him a feature on BBC Introducing and, more importantly, impressing his future bandmate Robert Jones when they met on a music technology course in their home town of Southampton.

“When I met Connor at college he was talking about having one of his mixes played on Introducing,” says Jones, “and I was thinking, This guy is big time!”

It turned out Daniel had his sights set well beyond the dubstep scene. His background, too, marked him out from his fellow students. Born in Kenya, Daniel spent his early years in the coastal city of Mombasa before his parents moved to the UK when he was six. “My mum’s family have been in Kenya for generations,” he says. “I’m proud of my Kenyan roots, for sure. I have tattoos to prove it!”

His parents also encouraged an early musical flair. “There’s videos of me when I was four years old tapping along to the beat of a Michael Jackson song,” he laughs. Later he developed into a gifted pianist, with a soulful vocal delivery that elevated early efforts at writing pop songs to echo those he was hearing on the radio.

Jones’s ancestry is somewhat less cosmopolitan – both parents are originally from Wales – but his wide-ranging musicianship has been key to UHURU’s development. Like Daniel, the 22-year-old plays five instruments, having first taught himself guitar as a teenager. “My family’s not musical at all,” he says, adding that he took inspiration instead from Nile Rodgers and Noel Gallagher. “Other than my grandad, that is. He plays euphonium with the Salvation Army.”

Having clicked as friends, Jones and Daniel initially formed UHURU as a four-piece band while still in Southampton. Daniel recalls their live set was mostly made up of “electro house and Chase & Status covers”, and it was only after downsizing to a duo that the current, more complex UHURU sound started to take shape. By the time they’d finished their studies in Southampton, both agreed they should continue working together – especially after being accepted onto courses at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford.

“It was all quite natural,” says Jones of the move. “We ended up in this little two-up, two-down and it had a conservatory. We used to practice in there, much to the annoyance of old Richard next door!”

Jones and Daniel, however, quickly impressed their tutors – not least former Prodigy drummer Kieron Pepper who came round to listen in on the conservatory sessions. With Daniel studying Electronic Music Production and Jones signed up for Contemporary Music Production, at this point neither quite knew what UHURU was going to sound like from one week to the next. But well aware that ACM had previously nurtured some major talents (Ed Sheeran is a former student), they relished feeding new experiences and influences into the mix.

“Connor would come back to the house with people that were on his course,” says Jones, “and we’d try and work out this cool new direction he wanted to go in.”

“I was trying to do really experimental, underground, future bass hip hop stuff,” laughs Daniel. “But from there I discovered that you can mix all of that into pop music, which is more what we’re pushing towards now.”

Currently holed up in a studio off the M25 where they’re mixing tracks for a forthcoming EP, UHURU is rapidly evolving beyond an experimental studio project. Attention-grabbing new songs such as Riddle and Thirsty show their ambition, updating contemporary R&B with neon-tinged synthpop and global beats in a way reminiscent of breakout acts such as Bondax and Mura Masa (“a huge inspiration, production-wise” says Daniel).

Daniel insists there’s much more to come – he has hundreds of melody lines and vocal fragments recorded on his phone. He’s also still restlessly seeking out inspiration from unlikely sources, whether it be his mum (she recently clued him into jazz maestro George Benson) or Justin Timberlake. “Songwriting and vocal-wise, I love Justin Timberlake,” he says. “People say to me, Is he a guilty pleasure? But there’s nothing guilty about me loving Justin Timberlake!”

With ideas flowing so fast, it’s not surprising Daniel and Jones are eager to take UHURU out on the road and test their songs on live audiences, not least during a busy summer festival season. But for all the stylish sophistication of their new material, Daniel says his aim remains the same as when they played student clubs in Guildford: to make people dance. “Put us on a stage in front of a crowd,” he grins, “and I think we can do the rest.”

The word is out: UHURU are on a mission to liberate your mind, body and soul.

UHURU
UHURU are a duo whose music knows no boundaries – even their name means “freedom” in Swahili. Bringing together dance, electronica and R&B, their sound is a vibrant fusion that takes up today’s post-genre challenge to create soul-infused, modern pop equally at home on radio or the dancefloor.

Toffe – Riverside

Toffe

Toffe is a 27-year old Swedish artist originally from Kalmar, now based in Stockholm. The multi-instrumentalist writes and produces his own material and since early 2017 has released three singles achieving New Music Friday across all Nordic regions.  Inspired by music legends such as Peter Gabriel, Frank Zappa and Genesis resulting in an eclectic mix of electronica and organic topped with soaring pop melodies.
His talents have also been recognised by film director David Sandberg, contributing to the soundtrack of the highly successful indie movie ‘Kung Fury‘ with additional material on the soon to be released Kung Fury ‘Lost Tapes’ Limited Edition Vinyl.
Toffe takes indie-electro to a place Sweden often swerves. He is set aside from his peers with a full-on assault of beats and soaring vocals reminiscent of Michael Angelakos. With the release of his fourth single ‘Riverside’ approaching and an EP close behind this year is set to be an exciting one for Toffe.
Toffe
offe is a 27-year old Swedish artist originally from Kalmar, now based in Stockholm. The multi-instrumentalist writes and produces his own material and since early 2017 has released three singles achieving New Music Friday across all Nordic regions.

Bri Tolani – Don’t Let Go

Bri Tolani

Bri Tolani described as “Breathy Kate Bush meets Sarah Barthel vocals and fluorescent lush radiance come at us like a fusion of M83, Chvrches, and The Jezabels.” – I Heart Moosiq.

“With their own unique blend of neon pop and electronica that would effortlessly fit into any John Hughes soundtrack!” – The Daily Listening (Pick of the Week)

“Ethereal vocals come together with intense synth pop melodies.” – Diamond Deposit

‘Easy Line’ is the debut single from Sol Flare and the perfect introduction to their 80s-inspired electro pop. Euphoric synths, a driving beat and glacial guitars provide the perfect backdrop to a soaring, soulful vocal. The single is released on XX April via iTunes, Spotify and Bandcamp.

After moving to London from Australia, Dominic Wood began the project collaborating with guest vocalists. It soon earned them their first official release with ‘Silver Moon’ on Global Underground’s Electric Calm mix by Trafik.

The collaborations solidified when Dom met singer Jenny Jones.  Having previously supported The Cure and New Order with Cumbrian rock five-piece Birds vs Planes, she easily gelled with the new 80s inspired material.  They were later joined by guitarist Matt Marlow who brought his collection of effects pedals and love of shoegaze from his previous bands, The Prison Library and Waiting for Winter.

With the lineup complete, Sol Flare have received airplay from 6 Music, Amazing Radio and BBC Cumbria for their tracks ‘Not Holding On’, ‘Find You’ and ‘Hide’, supported the likes of Dream Wife, Lisbon Kid, EKKOES and Empathy Test, and played the Blue Dot and Kendal Calling festivals. The band also recently filmed a session for London Live to promote the single along with live dates across the UK.

Bri Tolani
Bri Tolani described as “Breathy Kate Bush meets Sarah Barthel vocals and fluorescent lush radiance come at us like a fusion of M83, Chvrches, and The Jezabels.” – I Heart Moosiq.

 

(Arbitraire)

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Arbitraire is formed by Andrea, Adrian and Genji, each one with different backgrounds ranging from classic, jazz, hip-hop to electronic music.

The common intention behind this project is that there are possibilities, but no need for a must within musical expression

(aboveDat)

http://unsignedmusicblog.com/

“Addicted” is very much a feel-good summer track, featuring sweeping synths and soulful vocals over an 80s sounding throwback groove with a current twist.

(aboveDat)

http://unsignedmusicblog.com/

“Addicted” is very much a feel-good summer track, featuring sweeping synths and soulful vocals over an 80s sounding throwback groove with a current twist.

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Creative London band Three Laws, aka Louise Gold, Kane Dorey, Kate Rawstron and Adam Relf, released their debut EP Convalescence on 31st May 2014. Three Laws draw inspiration from the city, art, science, nature and the people they meet. Their first EP, Convalescence, combines haunting female vocals with classical piano, cinematic/military percussion and electronica. Three Laws have been compared to outfits such as Daughter, The XX, and London Grammar.

Three Laws first track The Only Way was well-received by a national audience after being played as part of BBC Introducing. The Only Way is also the soundtrack to recently released short film, Liquid Spirit, made by award winning film-maker Calum Macdiarmid. Three Laws recently published their second track Good As Gold to Soundcloud. Fashion photographer, Stephen Burridge, is currently working on the music video.

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Creative London trio Three Laws, aka Louise Gold, Kate Rawstron and Adam Relf, released their debut EP Conval​escence on 31st May 2014. Three Laws draw inspiration from the city, art, science, nature and the people they meet. Their first EP, Conval​escenc​e, combines haunting female vocals with classical piano, cinema​tic/mi​litary percussion and electr​onica. Three Laws have been compared to outfits such as Daughter, The XX, and London Grammar.

Three Laws first track The Only Way was well-r​eceived by a national audience after being played as part of BBC Introd​ucing. The Only Way is also the soundtrack to recently released short film, Liquid Spirit, made by award winning film-maker Calum Macdiarmid. Three Laws recently published their second track Good As Gold to Soundcloud. Fashion photog​rapher, Stephen Burridge, is currently working on the music video.

Order Three Laws EP, Conval​escenc​e, here: itunes​.apple​.com/u​k/albu​m/conv​ale…id​873083​993?ls​=1.