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‘Luna Blue’ and Their New, Funk-Infused ‘Borrowed Words’

Brighton based band Luna Blue and their new track ‘Borrowed Words’ bring a refreshing, original take on the musical world. The funky, complex bass riffs carry the excellent lead vocals through a stream of rhythmic guitar tones and grounding drum beats.

Tom High’s strong vocals and occasional beautiful falsetto detours, combined with brilliant control and his professional rhythmic guitar skills give the lyrics an elegant presentation, allowing us to really hear every lyric and its meaning. They capture us within the catchy, funky beat until we can’t help but sing along. They are joined by the the bouncy bass tones from Nick Davie securing that original foot-tapping sound that we can’t stop listening to.

With the help of an excellent music video, and the rhythmic sound that this single has produced, you can really see, and hear, the energy and the atmosphere that this band is trying and very much succeeding to capture. It’s an atmosphere of relaxed chaos. The combination of the occasional falsetto vocals contrasting with upbeat drum and bass work perfectly to create an atmosphere of a relaxing carefree, but fun, time, something we are constantly searching for within out busy lives.

Luna Blue’s single ‘Borrowed Words’ is an exciting sound that I can’t wait to hear more from in their upcoming EP ‘Nightjar’, which I’m sure will boast an excellent, energetic atmosphere, and more of the bands mind blowing guitar, bass and drum skills.

Catch their exciting single ‘Borrowed Words’ here:

Find out more about Luna Blue here:

https://www.facebook.com/weareLunaBlue/ https://twitter.com/LunaBlue_Music https://www.instagram.com/lunablueofficial/ https://www.lunablueofficial.com/https://soundcloud.com/lunablueofficial https://open.spotify.com/artist/71jXlesSMotAtJXLCWpvzo https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVkV54sLs9_A9tc93CzIx9A

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Posted in Funk, Pop, Soul

Court Royal New Singe – ‘Watch Yourself’

Life affirming funk tune release on May 29th

Court Royal are a Liverpool/London based four piece who specialise in funk and soul laden pop, earning comparisons to the likes of Bruno Mars, Prince, Jamiroquai, Maroon 5 and George Clinton.

Court Royal

Their new single ‘Watch Yourself’, is further proof that they are hitting all the right notes in the UK music industry. Approached by a Sony producer who heard their music and wanted to get involved, he helped co-produce the single at Liverpool’s Motor Museum studios. This producer, who has previously recorded with Iggy Azalea, Lily Allen, and Britney, loved working with the band so much that he has committed to helping out on future tracks as well.

In the meantime, ‘Watch Yourself’ is a grooving triumph, encouraging people to work for what they believe in despite what others think of their talents. It’s a positive message in a world that’s all too negative sometimes, and you can hear it for yourself here: https://soundcloud.com/court-royal-1/watchyourself-mastered-mp3cutnet

Links:

www.facebook.com/CourtRoyalOfficial

www.twitter.com/CourtRoyalMusic

Posted in Funk, Pop

Scarlet Baxter Releases Sultry Single: ‘Stuck’

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If you haven’t already heard her name, then meet Scarlet Baxter – the fierce female solo artist with a killer voice, whose name is on everyone’s lips. After the imminent success of her previous single ‘Backsliding’, which currently has over 45,000 YouTube views, Scarlet is hot on the heels to release her eagerly anticipated second single; ‘Stuck’. Consisting of a smooth, soothing ballad that allows her to convey dynamic emotions, ‘Stuck’ also allows Scarlet to show off her powerful vocal diversity.

The exciting new track ‘Stuck’ is due for release on the 15th December. You can listen to it here:

She’s already attracted the attention of some of the top people in the music industry, like the Super Stylers who remixed her previous single, and has made a big name for herself on both her local London scene, and national media.

Drawing on the chilled out RnB influences from her childhood, Scarlet and her co-writers Dominic Ireland, John McLaughlin, Judd Mahoney & Natalie DeLucia have written an amorous track, about being ‘Stuck’ in love with someone who you don’t necessarily want to be with. All the songs are instantly relatable and likable, with aspects of Britpop with a prurient undertone.

“There’s a new girl in town and she’s slowly making her way around the room with introductions, probably with a guitarist beside her.” ­- Maximum Pop

“Impressive soulful pop” Fame Magazine

Scarlet Baxter Online:

WEB: www.ScarletBaxter.co.uk

TWITTER – @scarletbaxter

FACEBOOK –  www.facebook.com/scarletbaxtermusic

INSTAGRAM – scarletbaxter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSr_qYumUiU

http://www.vevo.com/watch/scarlet-baxter/backsliding/GBLFP0306904

Posted in Funk, Pop, rock

Aussie four piece Velshur precede stunning debut EP with single ‘Spanish Sound’

Single out June 6th, soon to be followed by self titled debut EP and EU/UK tour

 

A combination of funk rock, pop and soul, four piece Velshur are set to explode onto British shores this summer. Having just been to the UK and EU for some debut shows, they are now set for their first international release and will be returning to the UK and E.U in September!

One of the hardest working bands on the Australian circuit, a combination of residencies and touring saw them play 96 gigs over the four months of the Aussie snow season, very quickly building their fanbase and a reputation for performing their brand of soul warming funk rock. They are most often compared to Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dandy Warhols and The Strokes.

In the months since, the band have been working equally hard to put together their first 4 track EP, to be introduced in early June with the debut single ‘Spanish Sound’.

Listen to hear the track here: https://soundcloud.com/velshur/spanishsound

Watch the video trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AplXvhl9d2g

The track is a bombastic, slow build funk rock song with solid rhythms, basslines and guitar riffs that work together to support a rasping rock vocal. It’s all wrapped around a huge, hooky chorus that leaves little wonder as to why Velshur delighted hundreds of fans night after night during their Winter residencies.

The single and EP were put together under the watchful dials of Grammy nominated engineer Blake Eiseman, who has worked with the likes of James Brown to Beyonce, Justin Beiber, Pink to Pearl Jam and a number of other big-name artists, with initial production help from Nicholas Wilson, who has recently worked with Wolfmother and toured with Seasick Steve and John Paul Jones from Led Zeppelin . Once it’s out fans around the globe will undoubtedly be tuning in and dancing to their much anticipated debut release.

Links:

www.velshur.com

www.facebook.com/velshurband

www.twitter.com/velshur

www.youtube.com/velshur

www.soundcloud.com/velshur

www.instagram.com/velshur

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Row Z to release new EP ‘Green Penny’

New single ‘Green Penny’ from Row Z is a amazing tune that opens the genres of Jazz, Funk and Blues up to a whole new audience. With an echo of Jimi Hendrix and some truly funky guitars, it is certainly worth a listen!

Having first entered the music scene with Ska/Jazz single ‘Stalemate’ in 2006 and gaining some fantastic reviews and huge chart successes in Germany, they are back and stronger than ever with new EP release ‘Green Penny’ set for June 9th.

Row Z Official website: http://www.rowz.net
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rowzmusic
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Row_Z_Music
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/rowzmusic1
Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/rowz
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/rowzmusic