‘Space Out!’ is the latest quirky single from indie pop artist Ellie Dixon. Inspired by artists like Easy Life and Still Woozy, it’s an explosion of introspection and fantasy about spending too much time in your head and feeling detached from reality. It's full of tongue-incheek sci-fi imagery coloured by Ellie’s trademark playful delivery and infinitely layered backing vocals.
It was completely self-produced during lockdown, and features playful percussion from glass jars to rattling pots, sparkling synths, rich and groovy basslines, and no shortage of unusual effects and samples. Ellie also designed a line of merchandise and animated a lyric video to go along with the release.
21 year old Ellie Dixon is a completely self-managed and self-produced artist based in Cambridge and London described as an "indie pop wunderkind". She produces upbeat, punchy bops with groove and a sense of humour, expressing life lessons and frustrations through witty lyrics, earworm melodies and joyous production.
She blends childhood singer/ songwriter and jazz influences such as KT Tunstall with the groovy pop, indie and R&B that drives her music today including the likes of Anderson .Paak, Easy Life, Still Woozy and Duckwrth. She takes DIY music to the max, always including unusual and fun sample easter
eggs in her production - from microwave door slams to glass bottles. Her music oozes personality, creativity and a love for the unconventional - you can guarantee you won't be bored.
Ellie has been generating attention with her DIY covers where she recreates songs using everyday objects, receiving high praise including from the original artists. Her cover of Lush Life using rubber bands was played to Zara Larsson on Glamour Magazine’s YouTube channel - “I’m obsessed” and “beautiful, beautiful tone” are a few quotes. Her covers have also been reposted by Still Woozy, Glass Animals and Easy Life, which has helped double her fan base over the last month.
She secured a sync deal for her song ‘Freak’ (in her latest EP Growing Pains) to be featured in the film ‘Spinster’ starring Chelsea Peretti which was released in Canada and the USA over the last 6 months.
Her last two singles were featured on BBC 6 Music on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape, she performed live for BBC Introducing for broadcast on BBC Look East, performed at Cambridge Folk Festival in 2018 and was due to play two slots at Camp Bestival this summer.
5-piece indie rockers ‘SEPRONA’ announcing their new single ‘Rose Tinted Eyes’ out on 7 august 2020
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MORNING SUPPORTED BAND ‘SEPRONA’ ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW SINGLE
‘Rose Tinted Eyes’
Liverpool based 5-piece Seprona have recently announced the release of their next single 'Rose Tinted Eyes', which is due for official release on the 7th August 2020, following the success from their previous singles.
Delivering a distinctly northern/scouse style, Seprona have seen support from the likes of BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, ITV This Morning, Fred Perry Subculture, Scotts Menswear, Gigwise and both Liverpool and Everton Football clubs.
As Seprona have started to build their fanbase nationally, known for their energetic and witty live shows, this new single is highly anticipated.
This new single presents Seprona at their finest, a fast-paced track with extremely catchy hooks throughout, and a chorus which they will soon have fans screaming back at them on stages throughout the UK.
The song really tells a story captured with highly detailed lyricism by Daniel Badger, with comparisons to Alex Turner (Arctic Monkeys) and Liam Fray (Courteeners).
The track was recorded in Liverpool's Parr Street Studios, (Blossoms, Coldplay, The Coral, Justin Bieber, Rihanna) with Alex Quinn taking the role as producer. A partnership that has been developed over several years.
DAYANA is a Scottish-Colombian singer who writes and performs around the country with her talented band members.
Proudly growing up in one of the most destitute areas of Edinburgh, Scotland, DAYANA's voice gave her wings that from her humble home brought her to London. DAYANA and her band have released their first two singles and EP.
DAYANA have played in various venues in London including: Fiddlers Elbows, Hootannany Brixton, Camden Assembly, Notting Hill Arts Club and they played at a famous rock bar at the Bannermans in Edinburgh and sold out for a great show. They have also recently performed at three Sofar Sounds and will be the main support for the band Wishbone Ash in October 2020.
DAYANA's new song 'The Real Me' is a story about a girl who falls in love with a man and doesn't have the guts to tell him. It starts off quiet and unsure, when she finally explodes and needs to let her emotions out and this is heard with the build up in the song. It is hugely influenced from her favourite bands Tool and Rival sons. DAYANA really wants to take her fans to a whole new world with this song and also allow them to feel lost in it.
Have a listen to the song via Spotify below.
australia based french-african singer juliet ariel just released her new summer song 'summer luv'
Parisian singer-songwriter Juliet Ariel released her brand new single “Summer Luv” on 3rd July 2020.
The track will be available through AWAL and is taken from her upcoming EP, “Endless Summer”, which is expected later this year.
Announcing the new single Juliet says:
“I wanted to make a song that could bring back summer all year long, to endlessly remind me of the good times and capture the nostalgia of a summer romance, a feeling that everyone must have experienced at least once in their life. I took inspiration from my afro-latin roots for some of the rhythms, but overall it's a dance song with simple lyrics that I feel anyone could easily relate and have fun listening to.”
ABOUT JULIET ARIEL
Born in the D.R Congo, Juliet is a French singer, songwriter & producer. She is of African and Portuguese descent and speaks fluently French and English.
Juliet made an impactful introduction with her self- produced single “Take Me With You”, which reached 10M+ views collectively on Youtube, 1.7M+ streams on Spotify and 1.3M+ streams on Soundcloud which lead to her catching the attention of labels and tastemakers from around the world including Nora En Pure, Black Coffee and Simon Field and publications such as Dancing Astronaut and KALTBLUT to name a few.
She was inspired by the art and fashion scene in Paris where she grew up. Originally studying to become a make-up artist, it was there where she experienced as a young teen the ultra-fashionable nightclub scene and had her first taste of French- electronic artists like Justice and Daft Punk who still inspire her today.
Juliet constantly engages with her followers who are currently counting over 240K on Instagram. From sharing the latest fashion, beauty and skincare brands to showing behind the scenes production of her music, Juliet expresses her dreamy imagination through immaculate portraits and vivid landscapes lending her eye to the likes of Pixi Beauty, All Saints and Hoshinoya Resorts.
Irish singer & performer Craig Cooney is back with a brand new single, which will be released on all streaming platforms on the 17th July 2020. It will be his first release since he has signed with Fluttertone earlier this year. Recorded in Windmill Lane Studios by Engineer and Producer Cormac Kavanagh.
'Young Forever' is a laid back, chilled reminiscent track where Craig reflects on his childhood memories. It has a very mellow vibe to it and along with its catchy chorus is sure to strike emotion with the listeners and take them on a trip down memory lane.
Throughout the track a young small choir can be heard, which really makes the song much fuller and adds a beautiful sound to it. A wide range of instruments on the track make it a foot tapping, head nodding track. It is a song that can be enjoyed driving in your car, unwinding on your own or whilst enjoying a get together with friends and family.
Craig says "Being an adult with children of my own, I find a lot of people lose touch with their former selves and the memories that made us in to the men and women we are today. I wrote 'Young Forever' for the people who want to reflect on the best years of their lives, where we were all care free and truly felt Young Forever. I want people to press play on this song when they want to press pause on life and go on a journey for the 3 minute running time".
Release & Pre-order
The song will be available on all streaming platforms on 17th July 2020.
A copy can be pre-ordered by clicking on the link below.
More pop than indie - manchester's ellysse mason releases her new single 'i don't wanna dance'
‘I Don’t Wanna Dance’ is the brand new single from Manchester’s Ellysse Mason.
Upbeat, uplifting and unapologetically feel-good, the single is the follow up to
‘Something Good’ which soared into 7 different international New Music Friday playlists on Spotify.
“I was so happy with the response to the last single but I’m even more excited for people to hear ‘I Don’t wanna Dance’. I think this song really represents me as an artist right now and clearly shows the direction I’m taking my music in.”
Sitting once again in the Alt-Pop category and drawing inspiration from the 80’s, this track is probably
more Pop than Alt. It’s full of excitement and optimism and represents another shift in gear for
Ellysse’s writing and production style. It’s a statement about wanting to do things differently.
“…it’s like when you’re at a party or in a club and the music is blaring and everyone is going at
100 miles an hour and shouting over each other. You’re with someone, but you can’t connect
with them in that environment. You just want to be alone with them, get on a train and run away
somewhere you can be yourself…”
Synth driven from the very first note, the driving beat kicks in after the first few lines of vocal and
carries you right through to the widescreen, hook-laden chorus. It’s uplifting, feel good nature is
reminiscent of music you might play on a road trip in high Summer with the windows rolled right
The video accompanying the song is a sparkling dreamscape which delves even deeper into
Ellysse’s fascination with all things outer space. “I basically want to be an astronaut” she laughs,
so if I can’t do it in real life, Im just going to try and live out my dream in all my videos”.
"How would your anxieties look under a microscope?"
London alt rock duo Plastic Barricades is releasing “Tunnel”, the third single from the upcoming LP “SelfTheories”. The track comes with a trippy music video that continues the tradition of unaltered DIY approach and was shot using a microscope.
Sometimes it feels like life is this winding road with plenty of tunnels. You go in, it is dark and uneasy, and pretty soon you start wondering how long is this tunnel. Visibility is reduced, you cannot really increase your speed or turn back. It starts to feel claustrophobic. Your thoughts are amplified, reverberating in your head. All you can do is keep reminding yourself that no tunnel lasts forever and you will make it out of this one, like all the previous ones you've been to - and you will see sunlight again!
Based between London and Paris, Plastic Barricades are Dan Kert on guitars and vocals and Paul Love on drums and production.
Soulful songstress Ffion Rebecca has released her new single 'Love Again', which is a stripped back R&B, modern jazz ballad that features her pure, soaring vocals laid over beautiful guitar backing provided by world renowned blues guitarist Aynsley Lister.
A nostalgic tale of love lost, 'Love Again' is a perfect accompaniment to a contemplative summer evening. Ffion Rebecca is considered a rising star on the East Midlands circuit, with her live shows drawing admirers from all quarters. Many comment on her profound stage presence, charismatic appeal and nigh-on perfect vocal technique. 'Love Again' marks the first of numerous releases during 2020.
"Have you ever been ready to give your heart, mind, body and soul to someone...? 'Love Again' is a story about having to let go of that someone, who still has your heart and will forever hold it. Even though they do not feel the same... Leaving you to believe you may never 'Love Again'..." - FR x