Organisms ready for release of ‘Mollusk’ album, July 7th

An independent band with an underground mentality, Organisms are a group for whom alternative is more than just a label. Their recent single, ‘Games Non People Play’, is a prime example.

The video is weirdly compelling, grainy and dark, which perfectly matches the feel of the song itself. Built around an almost funk-like groove, this is well produced to sound scuzzy in all the right ways, showcasing the vocal line and a lovely, wavering guitar sound throughout.

It makes for a fiercely uncommercial single release, and is a solid indication that new album ‘Mollusk’ will continue in the same vein. That arrives on July 7th, so keep them peeled if ‘Games Non People Play’ hits your sweet spot.

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Nine Beats Collective ready for album release – ‘What Can Love Create?’ single out now

Full of complex ideas, ‘Nine Beats to the Bar’ is a new album from a collective of creatives from around the world. Known as The Nine Beats Collective, the 19th June release will be their first (and possibly only) release, and it’s one that comes highly recommended.

The track above, ‘What Can Love Create?’, is typical of the piece as a whole. Thought provoking and beautiful, it looks at the world through a positive prism, the message being to spread love instead of the hate so often seen in the world.

This was the second single of a mammoth 26 which will be included on the album. You can support the project by checking out the album when it lands in a couple of weeks.

New trio Colour Colour showcase talent with ‘Do Something Beautiful’ single

A trio of musicians who have come together to form a new group of their own, Colour Colour are a London based group with an edgy but commercial sound. With clanging guitars and a vocal style that’s not a million miles from Arctic Monkeys, this is a band with a solid sound and potential for a very successful future in music.

This single, ‘Do Something Beautiful’, is something of a mission statement in both content and style. It’s fun, memorable and upbeat in tempo – doing a great job of whetting the appetite for future releases. Which is perfect, considering there’s an EP on the way in the summer.

OPEN MIC UK 2017 AUDITION DATES RELEASED

Music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017 have been announced!

 

Open Mic UK have announced their music competition auditions dates for Open Mic UK 2017! The Open Mic UK music competition auditions will be hosted at 14 regions across the UK and the competition will be searching to find the UK’s best singers, singer songwriters, rappers and vocal groups!

 

PERFORM IN FRONT OF RECORD LABEL A&R AND GET YOUR MUSIC HEARD!

 

It’s a chance for aspiring singers and musicians to perform to Music industry judges who are at every stage of the music competition from the auditions to the Grand Final. Judges in the past include judges that work for the three major record labels (Universal, Warner and Sony) in attendance at last year’s competition, as well as festival organisers, national radio DJs, regional press and BBC Introducing, with judges getting more prestigious as the competition progresses.

 

SINGING COMPETITION AUDITIONS – DATES ANNOUNCED FOR OPEN MIC UK 2017

 

Open Mic UK is brought to you by Future Music, the company behind the discovery of numerous acts who, have competed in the competitions on their way to being signed to major record labels like; Lucy Spraggan, Luke Friend, Karen Hardy, Jacob Banks, plus Warner Music’s signings and Open Mic UK’s first winner Birdy and The Lottery Winners along with Union J’s Jaymi Hensley amongst many many more…

For more information and to book your audition! Go to the music competition Open Mic UK 2017 website!

 

OPEN MIC UK 2016 MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS

 

Open Mic UK will be holding music competition auditions at the following regions for 2017!

 

Sunday 20th August Royal Northern College of Music Studio 4, 124 Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9RD

 

Saturday 26th August National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham B40 1NT

 

Sunday 27th August Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB

 

Sunday 10th September 1865, Brunswick Square, Southampton SO14 3AR

 

Saturday 16th September  The Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 4AG

 

Saturday 16th September  Tobacco factory, Raleigh Road, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF

 

Sunday 17th September Marconi Social Club, Chelmsford Essex CM2 9FH

 

Sunday 17th September White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ

 

Sunday 17th September  The Liner Hotel, Lord Nelson Street, Liverpool L3 5QB

 

Sunday 17th September Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield S1 2JA

 

Saturday 23rd September Absolute Music, Knighton Heath Estate, 855 Ringwood Road, Bournemouth BH11 8NE

 

Sunday 24th September Dingwalls, Middle Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden Lock, London, NW1 8AB

 

Sunday 24th Septembe Dance HQ 411 White Studios, Templeton on the Green, Glasgow, G40 1DA www.dancehq.co.uk

 

Thursday 28th September (evening auditions) Charthouse Music 23-27 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AP

 

Friday 29th Septembe (evening auditions) River Studios, 32 Winsor Road, Totton, Southampton, SO40 9HQ

 

Saturday 30th September White Eagle Club, 211 Balham High Road, London SW17 7BQ

 

Saturday 30th September Pyramids, Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth PO5 3ST

 

Reading TBC

 

 

MUSIC COMPETITION AUDITIONS – OPEN MIC UK 2017

 

The Open Mic UK music competition auditions are allocated on a first-come, first served basis, audition places are already filling fast so get your audition booked now to avoid disappointment!

 

You can enter Open Mic UK 2017 by clicking here!

 

 

Amanda St John releases new single ‘Grow’

2016 was a true break out year for Northern Irish song writer Amanda St John. A well received live tour and acclaimed album ‘Grow’ saw her become one of the hottest independent artists on the pop scene.

Continuing in that vein, St John has started 2017 with the release of her new single – album title track ‘Glow’.

Beautifully written and crafted to deliver an empowering message of learning from life’s mistakes, the track does an excellent job of delivering on its promise. And with more live dates coming up in 2017 the Amanda St John Juggernaut shows no signs of slowing.

The single and album are available now on iTunes, with tour dates at the Amanda St John website.

‘Calling Card’ title track out from new Magazine Gap EP

With a new EP out next week (25th November), Magazine Gap are a trio with a plan. First, they have established their credentials as a top notch funk-soul band with previous singles ‘What’s That About?’ and ‘Body Language’. And now, with the EP very close on the horizon, they have released the video for the excellent title track ‘Calling Card’.

Carrying on their trend of well written and produced tracks full of verve and energy, ‘Calling Card’ once again shows why Magazine Gap’s decision to ride the funk wagon was a good one. Clearly all experienced musicians in their own right, the three members knit together to form a tight package which really complements their genre. There’s plenty more where this video comes from, and more on the way, so click here to get the full skinny.

Luke Potter single ‘Something More’ out today

Solid pop fare from a young hopeful on the rise, ‘Something More’ is the new single from the excellent Luke Potter. Out today, the track brings together excellent production values, a laid back rhythm and a searing chorus to top, catchy effect.

It’s songs like this that keep growing the reputation of a young man who has already played a number of prestigious UK venues. And, with more on the way soon, you might be hearing a lot from Luke Potter as 2016 gives way to 2017. ‘Something More’ is out now on iTunes.