Sugarchild “Nothing” Single


90s Indie darlings Sugarchild are back with an album of dark, sparkling and utterly contemporary rock songs. The new album Dangerous sees the band delivering on its early promise with themes and tunes for the current age. Dangerous is set to shock and awe with epic guitars and vocals that switch between sweet and menacing.

Sugarchild’s prestigious history dates back to when the band were teenagers in the 1990s. A staple live act of the time, Sugarchild supported Jebediah’s national ‘Animal’ Tour, as well as Pollyanna, Effigy, The Rosemary Beads and many more. The band played at Fremantle’s Millennium concert to 20,000 people. They have received airplay on Triple J, RTRFM, RRR and independent radio around Australia, and been profiled in Rolling Stone and national street press.

In 2016, Sugarchild enlisted drummer Tim Jewell, formerly of Humbug, to record an album with Dave Parkin at Blackbird Studios. Dangerous showcases a band finally delivering on its early potential. With themes running the gamut of the zombie apocalypse, suicide in faraway places, the love-rush of parenthood and racism in Australian society, Dangerous is truly an album for our time, delivered by a band who have waited 20 years to make their masterpiece.

Lead single, ‘Nothing’, is about finding yourself in a situation where you may not feel ready for the adversity that you face, but there is no choice but to step up and take on the challenge. It’s about being ready to fight regardless of the outcomes – “I won’t be bleeding for nothing.” Essentially, it’s a song about finding your own strength even when you haven’t got it.

Singer and songwriter Katie Attwell described channeling the character Rick Grimes from the dark post-zombie apocalypse TV drama, The Walking Dead. “He’s a character I love to embody. As a woman in a patriarchal society, a feeling of absolute power is something I don’t get to experience in my day to day life.”

‘Nothing’ is a punchy, throbbing rock song that takes no prisoners! Driven by fuzzed up phat bass, with fierce guitars and big riffs, this song has a rolling energy. The strong vocals give weight to the solid musicianship and drive the theme of the song home: “We won’t be bleeding for nothing, we won’t be pleading for nothing.”

For Fans Of: Jezabels | New Order | REM | Hole | Bruce Springsteen | The Killers

Nothing by SUGARCHILD is available in digital stores now.

Links:

http://www.facebook.com/sugarchildtheband

Source- The A&R Department

Jimmy Sisco’s 3 Song Acoustic EP Series


Recently released was Jimmy Sisco’s contribution to the 3 Song Acoustic EP series. As the singer/ guitarist/ songwriter for ABSOLVED and Platoon 1107, Jimmy has released some of the biggest, most aggressive music on Thumper Punk Records. For his 3 Song Acoustic EP, the music is delicate, balanced and soulful, with one track of 70s era folk and two readings of Old Testament scripture over ambient backgrounds. The first song “Son of the Wind” was written by country-western artist Jim Sisco, Sr., in 1970, and recorded by his son Jimmy in the days prior to his father’s death from cancer. Recorded from the most sincere and loving place in one’s heart, Son of the Wind is a tribute to a son’s love for his father.

Chapters One and Two of The Book of Haggai were recited from the King James Version. These songs present experimental ambient soundscapes below the sounds of Biblical text recitation. This is not Holy Scripture set to music…this is music set to Holy Scripture.

Track listing:

1. Son of the Wind
2. The Book of Haggai: Chapter One
3. The Book of Haggai: Chapter Two

Available as limited edition 7″ vinyl from the TPR webstore (http://thumperpunkrecords.storenvy.com) and for digital download on iTunes, AmazonMP3, and from all the usual suspects. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jimmy Sisco.

The 3 Song Acoustic series features a monthly EP release from legends, friends and artists involved with the JCHC scene.

Source- Thumper Punk Records (http://www.thumperpunkrecords.com) helps artists record, produce and distribute music that reflects a positive, Christ-centered message.

Tami, “The Sugar Shack” Single


“My hope is that everyone can find their own strength and listen to their voice.” – Tami

Indeed. With her debut album, Velvet & Steel, Tami brings experience, strength and grace to a body of work that exemplifies woman empowerment. “This album is a journey. A journey of my soul,” says Tami.

A vulnerable masterpiece that is the result of a complex, adventurous and a fulfilling range of life experiences, taking you on a passage of soulful songs, nodding towards great eras and artists. She is a power- ful voice packed in a small feminine package that speaks to a broad range of generations.

When renowned songwriting legend, Bobby Braddock (who has penned 13 number one songs throughout his career) and Tami began to select songs, she insisted that none of the songs should have a message about “being a victim.”

That passion resulted in the heralding anthem, “Strong Woman”, written by Brad- dock, opens the album. A song that encompasses Tami’s powerful message with funky, rock conviction. The track sets the tone for an album that speak to today’s cultural and global topics.

As a single mother, survivor of domestic abuse in a short marriage, cancer and witnessing the human condition first hand through world travel and personal experience gives Tami a humble perspective. “I try to speak with grace, always,” Tami says. “There are so many issues right now that are so important – not only women’s rights, but human rights all together. I know who I am and can speak strongly.”

The first single,“The Sugar Shack” – is a call for love to return, not through tears but with confidence as the lyrics states,

“She ain’t as tasty as my sugar.” As an addition to the single, Award-winning dance music producer, Tracy Young, delivers a driving remix sure to be a sweet summer 2017 dance-floor hit.

The path to love is not always conventional as evident on in the tongue and cheek track, “Ready to be Rescued.”

Written by Deborah Allen and her co-writers Rafe Van Hoy/Kenny Greenberg, the message is clear that its a woman’s place sometimes in making the moves and saying, “Come get me—on my terms.”

Tami’s music is an expression of stepping into life’s learning experiences. Whether on the legendary Jimmy Reed’s “Honest I Do,” Joe Bonamassa’s “Bridge to Better Days” or The Cure’s “Love Song” she taps into the diverse influences and the relevant messages that made her the artist she is today.

Tami grew up in a small northwestern town in Oklahoma. There was no shortage of music growing up in her home. Her father had a collection of over 5,000 records, which she eventually inherited. While her father gave her the gift of music it was her mother that was her adviser, trusted friend, philosopher, and always encouraged her to follow her dreams.

Packing a suitcase of dreams, Tami moved to Nashville where her music journey began and was em- braced by some of music row’s top producers and songwriters.

In 2010, she and her husband seized a business opportunity with a move to the Far East. The move proved life changing by learning to live, communicate and survive in cold Northern China. She fell in love with the Asian culture and people. It was there she explored her passion for jazz. She quickly became the “American Jazz Singer” performing at the last emperors hotel in a room rich with leather chairs, smoke and bourbon.

Eventually a club owner spotted her and opened up a club especially for her named, Jazz Spot. Upon vacationing in the neighboring country, Tami discovered the lively Blues and Soul club, ‘Oodie’s Place’ on the beautiful island of Koh-Chang-Thailand.

“It was there, where I started looking at my life, the impact on how far I had come. physically and emotionally. I realized my strength and that I really had this strength all along. I finally understood that I could do anything. Love myself and be intertwined in the music which I loved. The music that could make a hu- man connection even with people who don’t speak the same language.”

A special moment on the album comes with ”Fly On” – an uplifting gift written by her son, Saxon. Tami sings it to him and for others as a inspiring reminder to never quit and keep pushing onward and shine through your inner strength.

The album concludes with “Maybe Someday.” The hopeful anthem about loving and accepting each other that was written 50 years ago and remains just as, if not more so, poignant today.

“We must remember we are able to have a voice in today’s world. Sometimes it seems like it’s dwindling back, but we have to keep that passion going and to keep having the conversation. I’m proud to be able to do that because there was a time when we couldn’t. We need to notice love and how others live their lives—if they’re suffering or are in pain,”

Tami says. “I want to matter. I want to make my existence worthwhile,” Tami says.

“My goal is to create awareness of humanity with love, kindness and human rights. Hopefully I can use my voice to do that.”

-Tami

Source- GravityMusic&Entertainment

Sarah Reeves Releases New Single, “Nowhere”


April 2017 – Nashville, TN – Word Records’ pop singer, up-and-comer Sarah Reeves, released her brand new single “Nowhere” across all major digital platforms today. The entrancing, electro-pop track is the first song from her forthcoming Word Records debut album. With soaring vocals, the inspiring and danceable song was created after working her way out of an intensely trying phase of life and love.

Fans who visit http://www.SarahReevesMusic.com today can enter to win a video call and other prizes directly from the singer-songwriter herself. Fans will be automatically registered when they log into the site via Spotify to stream “Nowhere” and share the track via their social pages.

A featured artist on this years’ Winter Jam Tour which just wrapped up last week, Reeves performed to half a million fans. Meanwhile, the singer has already amassed 100,000 followers on YouTube while collecting upwards of 16 million views showcasing her versions of songs which have impacted her soul. She has also written songs for artists including Kari Jobe, Natalie Grant and Jesus Culture.

Currently in the studio working on her full length album, “Nowhere” spotlights a new and expanded sound from Reeves, who expresses, “This new musical direction has been stirring in my heart and mind. I’ve found such freedom and my soul has come alive more than ever while working in the studio. I can’t wait for the world to hear it!”

Fans can also tune-in this weekend to see Reeves perform with Kirk Franklin on “The 32nd Annual Stellar Gospel Music Awards,” premiering on TV One Sunday, April 9th at 6PM ET, with encore airings at 8PM and 11PM ET.

For more information: please visit SarahReevesMusic.com / FB @sarahreevesmusic Follow: @sarahreeves

Source- PR & Media Strategy

Romes Release New Track and Music Video

(Photo Credit: James Tebbitt )


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

NEW YORK, NY, April 2017- Toronto quartet ROMES release new track “Someone” via Five Seven Music across all digital platforms. The two parts Irish, two parts Canadian alt-pop band also released an official music video for “Someone,” filmed entirely on a GoPro camera via Earmilk. The track is featured on Spotify’s New Music Friday.

“‘Someone’ is about how anxiety triggers feelings of insecurity and cripples your ability to convey your emotions. It was written at a time when I felt lost and alone. I had a strong desire to be with someone but couldn’t bring myself to express how I felt, knowing that if I did, it would be too late. — Jacob Alexander, ROMES

Following “Deja Vu”, “Someone” is the second new track to release off ROMES’ upcoming self-titled album, out later this year. Featured in Alternative Press’ 17 Artists to Watch in 2017, ROMES kicked off the new year with a timely reimagining of the The Who’s 1960’s anthem,”My Generation.” The track follows the release of their impressive 2016 debut EP Believe, known for its empowering title track as well as acclaimed track “Tryna Be.”

“The inspiration for the ‘Someone’ video came from the centriphone idea conceptualized by Nicolas Vuignier. I figured it’d be cool to build a rig and go to some spots around Toronto and replicate the effect with us and a GoPro. On the very first shot of the day, the camera, flying around at 30mph, flew into Jacob’s face and bust open his gums. That’s the final clip you see in the video. I think he now has a fear of helicopters.” – Nick Amadeus, ROMES

ROMES is comprised of Jacob Alexander (vocals) and Nicolas Amadeus (drums), Andrew Keyes (bass) and James Tebbitt (guitar). The childhood friends met while attending school in Ireland, connecting over their mutual passion for rock music and undeniable chemistry as musicians. Perfecting their inimitable sound since their adolescent years, ROMES effortlessly documents true emotion in their songs while accenting each member’s personalities to create irresistible, eclectic music.

For more information on Romes, visit:

https://www.romesmusic.com

Source- Stache Media

“Creation’s Song” From Janet Blair’s Debut, ‘Songs for the Waiting’


A classically trained pianist and symphonic oboist turned Nashville-produced singer-songwriter Janet Blair’s new single, ‘Creation’s Song,’ is an up-tempo piano driven worship track that’s filled with power vocals. The track is taken from her upcoming debut release, “Songs for the Waiting,” due out April 7th.

“Listen to “Creation’s Song”

Blair’s life took a radical change after the unexpected death of a friend’s child. She recalls, “I was overwhelmed with hopelessness, when at 2 AM when God reminded me of where my hope is. He gave me a song. So I got out of bed, sat down at my piano and I wrote it out – my unexpected, unasked-for first song.”

The entire album is filled with songs that offer up lyrics of hope and finding God’s love in the midst of sorrowful times set to styles ranging from worship to pop. “Eternity Grows,” even has an electro under current that runs throughout it.

Website: https://www.janetblairmusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JanetBlairMusic

Honeymoon Disease Releases, ‘Big Bird’


Honeymoon Disease just released their cover of American soul legend Eddie Floyd’s track ‘Big Bird’. The track is the B-side from the bands upcoming 7″ releases ‘Electric Eel’ that will be released 2nd of May on The Sign Records. The 5th of may the band will kick off their tour of Spain and will later this summer head into the studio to record the follow up album to their debut ”The Transcendence” (Napalm Records). The ‘Electric Eel’ 7″ will be released the 2nd of May on physical format.

Pre-order are available now through Freight Train.
7” available in bundle with patches and t-shirts.
Order here: http://freighttrain.se

Honeymoon Disease is a speedy rock’n’roll quartet from Gothenburg, Sweden. With burning guitar riffs and some sweaty 70’s grooves, this band’s high voltage stage performance will give you a colorful punch right in the face – A glowing black eye with a taste of bands like Thin Lizzy, The Hellacopters and Kiss.

Honeymoon Disease was formed 2014 and only one year after the start they released their debut album ‘The Transcendence’ (Napalm Records). A well acclaimed debut record which put the band on full throttle and they have
been rolling and rocking all over Europe – touring and supporting acts like Imperial State Electric, Graveyard, The Shrine, Horisont and The Vintage Caravan.

Live dates:
1st of April – LINKÖPING, Sweden – The Sign Fest
04th of May – BARCELONA, Spain – Rocksound Almogavers
05th of May – ZARAGOZA, Spain – La Ley Seca
06th of May – VITORIA, Spain – Hell Dorado :: Club Sónico :: Kultur Elkartea
07th of May – SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain – Convent Garden
08th of May – GIJÓN, Spain – Sala Acapulco (Casino de Asturias)
09th of May – A CORUÑA, Spain – Sala Mardi Gras
10th of May – OURENSE, Spain – Sala Berlín Ourense
11th of May – MADRID, Spain – Fun House Music Bar
12th of May – PORTUGALETE, Spain – ADIMUSIK

Honeymoon Disease Hompage:
http://www.honeymoondisease.com

Source- The Sign Records

Cana’s Voice Releases First Music Video for “All My Reasons Are You”

(Photo: Cana’s Voice at Video Shoot Left to Right: Doug Anderson, Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene)


Trio Performing at National Day of Prayer Dinner Gala May 1st

Nashville, Tenn. (March 2017) —- One of the premiere vocal groups in Christian music, Cana’s Voice, has released their first music video for “All My Reasons Are You.” The upbeat song is from the trio’s current album, This Changes Everything, and was co-written by the album’s producer and Stowtown Records executive, Wayne Haun and multi-award winning songwriter, Joel Lindsay. Scott Godsey, from Godsey & Associates, filmed the music video in Nashville, Tennessee, with lyrics that Today’s Christian Entertainment says, “recognizes that God is the Provider, source of Hope & sole Reason that we exist. He should always be the Reason for everything we do in this life He has given us.” The music video received 50,000 views in the first week and can be viewed HERE.

Cana’s Voice members, Jody McBrayer, TaRanda Greene and Doug Anderson, are currently on tour with Mark Lowry’s “Diapers 2 Depends Tour” through late April. On May 1, the group will perform at the National Day of Prayer dinner gala and will share the stage with Anne Graham Lotz, along with attendees that will include Congressional and Christian leaders. Later that month, Cana’s Voice will perform with the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir in Brooklyn, New York, and will join Dr. David Jeremiah’s Turning Point Alaska Cruise and Dr. Charles Stanley In Touch Ministries Alaska Cruise in July.

Cana’s Voice music spans a broad range of genres within the Christian industry, and they have just been honored with a nomination in the New Artist category from the 2017 Singing News Fan Awards Top Ten Nominations. The awards ceremony will take place in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee later this year.

For continued update about Cana’s Voice: http://www.stowtownrecords.com; http://www.jodymcbrayer.com; http://www.tarandamusic.com; http://www.dougandersonmusic.com.

###

“All My Reasons Are You” lyrics

I breathe, because you give me Breath.
I walk, because you are my step.
I sing, because you are the melody.
And I am, because you say that I am.
Could it be that,

You’re the reason I live,
The reason I love.
The reason I always have enough.
You’re the reason I laugh,
The reason I smile,
The reason I’m standing all the while.
You’re the reason for everything I do.
Oh, it’s true. All my reasons are you.

You are the meaning of it all,
You speak, and make the nations fall.
You dance, and all creation moves with praise,
You are faith, you are hope, you are light,
You are grace, and…

You’re the reason I live,
The reason I love.
The reason I always have enough.
You’re the reason I laugh,
The reason I smile,
The reason I’m standing all the while.
You’re the reason for everything I do.
Oh, it’s true. All my reasons are you.

We both know that I’m lost without you,
Oh, I wanna be so about you,
Every minute I want to shout just so that everybody knows…
You’re the reason I live,
The reason I love.
The reason I always have enough.
You’re the reason I laugh,
The reason I smile,
The reason I’m standing all the while.
You’re the reason for everything I do.
Oh, it’s true. All my reasons are you.

You’re the reason for everything I do.
It’s true, all my reasons are you.
Oh yes, all my reasons are you.

Source- Bozeman Media

The Weeks New Single, “Start it Up”


Toured with the Meat Puppets, Local H and Kings Of Leon who also released their record on their label – new single

‘Start It Up’ out now

Taken from new album out April via Lightning Rod Records – available to pre-order now: CD / VINYL

Listen to the new single via Soundcloud here:

https://soundcloud.com/lightning-rod-records-1/03-start-it-up

The Weeks is twin brothers Cyle (vocals) and Cain (drums), Sam Williams (guitar/vocals) and Damien Bone (bass).

Formed when its members were in high school in Jackson, Mississippi, the band self-released its debut EP Dog Days.

More than ten years and a handful of critically acclaimed albums later, the band has relocated to Nashville and toured extensively worldwide with Kings Of Leon and the band liked them so much, they set up their own label – Serpents & Snakes – to put out their record. But their influences run deeper than that, and the grittiness and authenticity of their sound has seen them tour with the likes of both Meat Puppets and Local H in the past.

The Weeks recorded Easy over the course of two weeks at Memphis, TN’s Ardent Studios with producer Paul Ebersold. The album’s mix of smart indie-punk of The Replacements and early REM reflects the legendary studio which it was recorded at – known for hosting both bands, and also early sessions for The White Stripes.The band left Nashville to record in order to disassociate themselves from their everyday routines in the city, and to find a halfway point between their two homes old and new, Mississippi and Nashville. “Memphis has always been the capitol of North Mississippi to us, says guitarist Sam Williams. “We went there to be at Ardent. We knew Paul had learned everything from John Frye and John Hammond so we figured that was the spot. It’s important to keep those historic studios alive and not let them become museums.”

Of the record, frontman Cyle Barnes says, “We called it Easy because every time I make music with these guys, it’s easy. It feels good. But the other side of it is there’s nothing easy about being in a band. There’s nothing easy about staying together for ten years and still wanting to make music. We have the hardest and easiest job on the planet. But it works for us.” Thematically, Easy explores new ground for the band. Bassist Damien Bone explains, “We just wanted to make a rock record. We weren’t as concerned making it a southern rock record. The southern thing is always going to part of what we do. ”

Source- Prescription PR

Sera’s “Call Me Up” EP


For Immediate Release

Sera, an alternative pop/rock band from Brisbane, are proud to announce the release of their upcoming EP Call Me Up. The band debuted in February 2016 with their first single “Doubt Around Me”, a swing-pop track that got people singing and earned rotation on 4ZZZ and attention with 96.5FM.

Since their launch, they have released 3 singles and in late 2016 returned to the studio to record their debut EP, Call Me Up. The EP was recorded at Airlock Studios with producer Yanto Browning of The Medics, Kate Miller-Heidke and Art of Sleeping fame and was named for the EP’s focus on confidence and encouraging people to step up and make it happen.

The songs chosen for the EP were their favourites from the newest material, and ‘Doctor’ is the lead single and first taste of the EP.

“They were actually written at different times throughout the year which goes to show what was on the mind of our front- woman, Eloise Mitchell, our main songwriter. There were no specific influences for the sound of this EP. We tend to draw our influence from many styles of the 90s and 00s (think Foo Fighters, John Mayer, Garbage and Killing Heidi, etc). What we love about the tracks is that they are upbeat and inspiring. They really bring us joy and make us sing along, it just made sense to record these tracks,” says Sera.

As close friends, they have been playing together for a decade, initially playing a sound resembling Regina Spektor crossed with Paramore. Their songwriting has developed since the band’s inception, and they’ve been able to create a defined pop/rock sound, far removed from where they started. Having played various festivals including the Teneriffe and Caxton Street Food & Wine Festival’s music and performance has become a staple for Sera reaching new audiences.

For Fans Of: Paramore | Blondie | Sky Ferreira

“Call Me Up” EP by SERA is available in digital stores now.

Tracklist:
Doctor
Heavy Hearted
Letter To Myself
Clear As Ice

Links:
http://www.seramusic.com.au
http://www.facebook.com/wearesera

Source- The A&R Department