The New Space Finders release their instant Indie hit ‘Superheroes’

The New Space Finders have released their debut single with powers so good you’ll swear they must be ‘Superheroes’. Indie anthem is a title given to few, but greatly deserved by the Indie-electronica duo behind The New Space Finders, Sean and Jenny. 

Sean and Jenny are a Plymouth based couple and  self-proclaimed kind-hearted eccentrics. Their two young children are the inspiration behind the ‘Superheroes’ track, giving the tune a pure, innocent and feel good vibe to ease all your worries. 

‘Superheroes’ is the woe-lifting, feel good track we have all been desperate for, timed perfectly to cure all the stress of a Covid-19 world. Stress which duo Sean and Jenny know all too well, after a health complication left Sean close to death 16 months ago. Recovered and inspired, the non genre conforming duo now value every second spent with their children, sharing their joy through song. 

With artwork featuring a Banksy piece, sanctioned by the mysterious man himself, ‘Superheroes’ is a fun filled track that takes you back to simpler times.

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Written By: Jessica Rowe

Alicia Keys opens up about life in Lockdown with Swizz Beatz

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In a sweet seaside Q&A video on the Girl on Fire star’s YouTube channel, the musicians discussed how their family life has been affected by the Covid-19 crisis over the past few months, and answered questions from fans

Beginning the segment, Alicia asked whether the two had ever spent as much time together as they had during their coronavirus pandemic, to which Swizz shook his head and said: “This is, like, married married married.”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 14: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO COMMERCIAL USE) Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz and family attend at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards which broadcasted live on FOX at the Microsoft Theater on March 14, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for iHeartMedia )

The singer went on to admit that she’s “loving” having some downtime, and confessed: “For (the children) to wake up knowing that we’re always there, for us to wake up, always being there — it’s kinda cool.”

We can’t wait to see what this talented singer-songwriter may have cooked up for fans during lockdown.

Faith and Glory: Italian Fingerstyle Master Gabor Lesko’s Glorious New Track Recognised By Jazz FM

Gabor Lesko has had a very successful career as a session musician in Italy (playing, producing and arranging several soundtracks for TV and film) as well as writing guitar tutorial books published by Carisch, an Italian publisher. He’s also established a solo career as a musician in his own right!

Fingerfusion Project is his latest album and it’s a demonstration of his insane talent as a writer and guitar virtuoso. It takes on elements of Jazz, Prog and Rock, bringing them together effortlessley. One of the tracks from the album ‘Faith and Glory’ made it as Jazz FM’s ‘Track of the Week’ recently.

LISTEN TO ‘FAITH AND GLORY’ ON SPOTIFY

Gabor and his band skirt on the edges of jazz highlighted with some brilliant sax courtesy of Eric Marienthal, but ultimately take more of a progressive approach with moving time signatures and fluid chord structures that keep the listener on their toes. 

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‘Italian Fingerstyle Master’ Alberto Lombardi Releases Epic Acoustic Ballad Inspired by Dante’s Inferno

“Italian Fingerstyle Master” – Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“The record is killing, such great musicianship!”– Nile Rodgers

“Acoustic Maestro…thrilling acoustic work. The Italian ace deploys his immense technique to serve the song, not the reverse” – Pete Prown, Vintage Guitar Magazine

Alberto Lombardi’s latest single ‘Start Again’ is an intense single with lyrics pulled from some of the most beautiful lines of the Italian poet Dante’s Inferno. Dante imagines that Ulysses sails to unknown shores with his men, instead of going back to Itaca, leading them beyond the pillars of Hercules where the world was believed to end. His speech to persuade them to endure the challenge is a literary milestone and shines a light on the human soul’s infinite capabilities.

Ma per seguir virtute e canoscenza”  [“we were born to pursue virtue and knowledge”]

LISTEN TO ‘START AGAIN’ ON SOUNDCLOUD

‘Start Again’ is a rich, epic ballad with revelatory guitar work and powerful lyrics about a fresh start after overcoming challenges, reflecting some of the most beautiful lines in literary history. Coupled with a superb video, it shimmers with the timeless sound of bands like The Eagles and a Sting-like vocal, whilst feeling completely contemporary.

Alberto Lombardi has already built a huge fan base with his expressive guitar playing and rich songwriting, including celebrities like Chic’s Nile Rodgers and legendary engineer Bob Clearmountain (Bruce Springsteen; David Bowie; Rolling Stones).

WATCH THE ‘START AGAIN’ VIDEO HERE

‘Start Again’ is taken from the forthcoming album, Home, which is currently available to support via crowdfunding here: http://sostieni.link/23630

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Secret songwriter steps into the spotlight

For many years, Nick Battle has been working behind-the-scenes within the music industry. His songwriting ability has gained him over 30 gold and platinum discs, and though he is far from a household name, his songs and collaborators most certainly are. Working with the likes of Sir Cliff Richard, Michael Ball and Gary Barlow (as well as kick-starting The Spice Girls), he boasts an impressive list of contacts. But that’s not enough for Nick.

Now is his time to take the glory, rather than giving his tracks away – he kept this collection for himself. ‘Love is a Long Road’ looks back on Battle’s life and the lessons he’s learned along the way. Inspired by the singers and songwriters who have influenced him most, this album continues from where 2016 album ‘Big Heart’ left off.

This new album is a chance for people to hear Battle’s music as it was meant to be heard, no artist interpretations, tweaks or re-writes, but the writers pure vision and authentic sound.

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Website: www.starstreetmusic.com

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/nickbattleofficial

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0c1nEm82KWIkvMpUYPVx2G

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0TUnetFN3M

Family values light up songwriter’s path to stardom

After being wrongfully expelled from Bolton School until the age of 16, it was at Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School in Blackburn where songwriter Joel Rothwell nurtured his ability and pursued his dream of a career in music. Following on from the acclaimed released of single ‘Just Don’t Know‘, it’s apparent that the stars have never seemed too far out of reach, and with roots forged very close to home. A childhood spent with his eldest sister Rebecca imitating their musical heroes has led to formulating a creative partnership which has seen them writing together for a number of years.

With a stylishly crafted formula of honest story-telling accompanying his guitar-driven electro-pop sound, the first of 4 inspired songs recorded with Brighton producer Toby Scott –Just Don’t Know’ tells the story of a chance encounter, forbidden attraction and the inherent dilemma faced from within.

It was recording and preparing to release his debut album under the Steelworks Studio label, under the support of songwriter and producer Eliot Kennedy (famed for working with the likes of the Spice Girls, Bryan Adams, Lulu and Take That), that led to Joel taking part in his biggest gig to date. The Vulcan Experience aircraft hanger at Robin Hood airport in Doncaster was host to a sell-out charity event that raised over £65,000 for Help for Heroes, in which he shared the stage in following none other than Gary Barlow.

Joel is now based at a studio in the vibrant Spinningfields area of Manchester, while also having spent time writing and recording at Tileyard Music in London alongside chart musicians such as Sigala, Mark Ronson and Ella Eyre. Through a blend of passion, talent and determination, Joel firmly believes he has what it takes to stand out in such a competitive industry and match the ambition of his dreams.

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Website: http://joelrothwell.com

Album Preview: Slim Loris transform pain into pleasure with ‘Wild & Untamed’

An artist’s ability to transform personal pain into sonic pleasure is often their greatest asset. A band that know a lot about that process is Slim Loris. Formed in Sweden around 2009, the band comprises of singer/bass-player Mattias Cederstam, guitarist Robert Barrefelt, drummer Jonas Ellenberg and singer/guitarist Leon Lindström. Their earliest releases veered towards to the darker side of life, both lyrically and musically- and that doesn’t even account for the darkness that was manifesting off the record.

This article was originally published on Lightning Nation, continue reading here.

Hunter, The Voice Of Brand New Liberation Single ‘So Gay’

This track sticks up a middle finger to oppressors, making it a much loved installment from Hunter, who has us all wondering, whats next?

Yes, the song ‘So Gay’ is a fantastically honest and refreshing idea that states you must accept people for who they are. The song tells the story of the narrator(Hunter)who is declaring that he is gay to another man or men, and there’s nothing that anyone can do about it. The song is not just for this particular subject, but could be a deceleration of anything, proving that there is power in pride.

With backing from well-respected producer Niraj Chag, and an array of fans ready to take a stand, ‘So Gay’ is surely bound to be making its way to your sound system any day now.

So be sure to check him out:

Website: http://www.hunterthevoice.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hunter-Hunter-126407388048990/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/HunterTheVoice

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Kalibé – The Sounds of Planet Earth

“a place where musicians from very different cultures and backgrounds play music which, though perhaps alien in origin, comes together to create an almost overwhelmingly life-affirming sound.”

It is with great pleasure I get to write about Kalibe, a singer-songwriter from Brazil who sings straight from the heart, producing some of the most beautiful, traditionally inspired music I’ve heard in a long time.

Check out “Tudo Gira” here…

Though the production methods are entirely 21st century, Kalibé’s music is created by skilled musicians from all corners of the Earth: instruments from across Africa, Persia and South America blend effortlessly together, whilst the singers bring together languages as seemingly disparate as Indian, Hebrew and Amazonian tribal dialects with ease.

On the track “Aldeia”, the sounds of the rainforest are underpinned by Tuvan throat singing, an ethereal female voice drifting between the two; on “Punu-Punu”, India Mãe da Lua’s vocals carry a traditional melody of the Brazilian Kamayurá tribe through an achingly beautiful and trance-like fusion of plucked African kalimba and flourishes of guitar. These combinations may look on paper as though they’re artificially forced, but the transcendent joy of the music is taken to new levels by the meeting of cultures bound by universal emotions and experiences.

Check out the album Mãe da Lua and keep up with Kalibe here…

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLWHlGNnczHrTPGC5S2Hd7CiFJLe9AG6S4

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if JohnlikeJohn then I Like John

JohnlikeJohn might well be my favourite new discovery. He’s witty, sincere, poetic and kind of cool about it.

His new EP entitled ‘Vegans Are Evil Too’ sums up his brilliant commentary on human existence before you’ve even heard a single note. So far the only glimpse at the full EP we’ve had is this exquisite live video of John and his band playing the beautifully judged ‘I am scared too’. In this it is clear that every word comes from the heart and that he loves what he’s doing. JohnlikeJohn’s brilliant sense of humour also shines through as you hang on every word, epitomised in the line ‘I’m an Aquarius but thats bull’. Think Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, John Cooper Clarke.

Of course, the video showcases his brilliant songwriting, simple chords, simple melodies but together in a very endearing way. With the help of his female backing singer the song has some beautiful harmonies popping in toward the end. The talents of him and his band is obvious however their great personalities also show as they run around town having what likes a great time.

Watch the live version of ‘I am Scared too’ below

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