Swimming Tapes share new track, “Queen’s Parade”

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London-based indie band Swimming Tapes share new track “Queen’s Parade” via DIY Mag. The track was produced by Adam Jaffrey (Palace, Gengahr, Leif Erikson). Stay tuned for more details on the new EP which will feature the single, to be announced soon. The band have announced a number of UK tour dates, including stops at The Great Escape and Dot To Dot Festivals, and a headline show at The Lexington– full dates listed below.

The now London-based five piece arrived in 2016 with a self released demo track, ‘Souvenirs’, which quickly won them acclaim from the blogging world. Follow up tracks ‘Set The Fire’ and ‘Cameos’ saw them reach the top spot on the Hype Machine chart, earned the band their first play from BBC Radio 1, and tipped them well over 1 million track streams on Spotify. Swimming Tapes rounded off the year with the release of their debut EP, named after their first single ‘Souvenirs’, on burgeoning London indie label Hand In Hive, and have firmly cemented themselves as ones to watch for 2017.

“Queen’s Parade” is available digitally now via B3SCI Records (US) and Hand In Hive Records (UK).

Swimming Tapes – “Queen’s Parade” Track- https://soundcloud.com/swimmingtapes/queens-parade

Swimming Tapes are Robbie Reid (guitar + vocals), Louis Price (guitar + vocals), Jason Hawthorne (guitar), Paddy Conn (bass), and Andrew Evans (drums).

TOUR DATES
05.17 – Thousand Island – London
05.18 – The Great Escape (The Line of Best Fit Showcase) – Brighton
05.26 – Dot To Dot Festival – Manchester
05.27 – Dot To Dot Festival – Bristol
05.28 – Dot To Dot Festival – Nottingham
09.20 – The Lexington, London

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Swedish Pop Sensation Peg Parnevik’s Single “Don’t Tell Ma”


Pop sensation Peg Parnevik catapulted into the Swedish music business in early spring 2016, and practically overnight. A year later, the young and promising Peg has a roster full of achievements including her debut single ”Ain’t No Saint” (23 million streams), a Swedish-Grammy nomination, as well as an extensive national tour last summer. Peg was also awarded the prestigious Swedish P3 Radio Price in the category ”Rookie of the Year 2017”,” and is currently active with the release of her new single “Don’t Tell Ma.”

Not only has the Sweden born and American raised 21-year-old caught millions of people’s interest, she has also become a role model for young people struggling with body image, bullying, and the pressure of being young in today’s society. With her honest approach, Peg’s lovable character has earned her thousands of dedicated fans whom she is looking forward to meet on her second upcoming summer tour. She will be joined by a three woman band, a girl gang of sorts, and put on a show that is sure to amaze.

Peg Parnevik’s honesty shines through in her playful and exceptional new single “Don’t Tell Ma,” written by herself and the Swedish producer duo Cold. CTY. “Don’t Tell Ma” was released by The Kennel and Sony Music Sweden and set the tone for summer 2017.

With several international observances, Peg is ready to focus on the markets outside of the borders of Sweden. “Don’t Tell Ma” is the starting pistol leading up to an EP that will be released during the summer tour.

Source- The Kennel/Sony Music

Rainy Milo Shares Video for “Swimming On Me”


View Video Here.

“I’m so excited to share the first video from my new project ”I Knew I Had A Heart (Because I Felt It Breaking)” says Rainy. “When I was writing the treatment for the video I knew I wanted a visual that represented the reflection of a relationship gone wrong that is in the lyrics of the song and also the feelings of loneliness but knowing sometimes you have to go solo for the best.”

“This is my first project release since I was 17 and I’m so excited for my listeners to hear my growth musically. I see every project as a representation of moments in time for me and this EP is simply me documenting where I had been at the past couple of years, and is the opening chapter to my sophomore album out later this year.’

When asked about the single ‘Swimming On Me’, Milo spoke about where the unique song title and theme developed from; ‘”Swimming On Me” is one of the most “in my feelings” moments I think I’ve ever allowed myself to be on a track. I have so much love for this song for that reason, even though the foundation of the song itself was built on contempt and a very particular type of pain. One that I’m sure many people who hear this track will have felt before.”

6 tracks of hyper-modern jazz-influenced RnB, the EP is released, as ever, on Rainy’s own Limey Records.

At the beginning of March 2017 she was featured in the new Ad Campaign for LONDUNN + MISSGUIDED by super model Jourdan Dunn. Watch the ‘Introducing’ ad here featuring Rainy and you can also hear her sing part of her hit ‘Bout You.

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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

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

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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

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. ”

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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

No Vacation Premiere New Single “Mind Fields” at The Fader

(Photo Credit: Nathan Mandreza)


Out now via Topshelf Records

No Vacation is an Indie/Dream-Pop collective that combines the novel sounds of college nostalgia and surf-tinged bedroom pop to create an addictive feeling of weightlessness. Their new single ‘Mind Fields’ premiered at The Fader, where they not only described the band as ‘very good looking’ but the track as ‘a misty rock song with dreamy hooks’

As No Vacation told The FADER, the track is “an ode to breakups inspired and written during No Vacation’s year-long hiatus. It has a tinge of nostalgia, but at the same time, an air of hopefulness for the future.”

What began as a sunny San Francisco dorm-room duo in early 2015 by frontwoman Sabrina Mai, quickly evolved into a band as Marisa Saunders and Nat Lee entered the fold. Eventually, Harrison Spencer joined and No Vacation migrated from their familiar garage practice spaces to the studio, where they recorded their second release Summer Break Mixtape. This would lead up to their initial break-up later that year. After a year of anticipation, shows under various names, and a few line-up changes, James Shi was added to solidify the official reunion of the 5-piece.

To jumpstart their return, No Vacation have released their new single “Mind Fields” via Topshelf Records. Heavily influenced by the break-up itself, “Mind Fields” highlights the wistful yet buoyant sounds from their upcoming collection, set for release in June 2017.

No Vacation:

Sab Mai // Vocals + Guitar
Marisa Saunders // Bass
Nat Lee // Synth
Harrison Spencer // Guitar
James Shi // Drums

https://www.facebook.com/novacationgrrl

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ZZ Ward Premieres the Music Video for Her Newest Track “The Deep”


ZZ first premiered the bluesy pop song which featured Joey Purp on The Fader and it has since garnered praise for ZZ’s signature soulful vocals.

The song marks ZZ’s first new material in 2017 and introduces her anxiously awaited second full-length album, which is set to arrive this summer.

This spellbinding jam churns out a soulful chant and six-string Southern swagger over a sample of The Charmels’ “As Long As I’ve Got You,” before a scorching cameo from spitter Joey Purp of Chicago’s Savemoney [Chance the Rapper, Vic Mensa] crew. A return to ZZ’s roots, its confessional storytelling documents a decaying relationship with a raw delivery evocative of her earliest blues heroes such as Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Big Mama Thornton.

With a soul-shaking voice and incendiary guitar and harmonica chops, ZZ Ward has consistently delivered powerful neo-blues steeped in hip-hop swagger since the release of her breakout mixtape, Eleven Roses. 2012’s full-length debut, Til The Casket Drops, boasted raucous bluesy anthems like the title track and “Put The Gun Down,” which racked up over 7.4 million Spotify streams and counting, claimed a spot in the Top 10 of AAA radio for 10 weeks, and landed high-profile syncs in the box office smash We’re The Millers, among others. The album also featured standout collaborations with Kendrick Lamar and Freddie Gibbs as ZZ earned acclaim from Rolling Stone, Guitar World, Elle, Interview Magazine, and more in between appearing on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Conan, Good Morning America, The Tonight Show, The View, and many others. Along the way, she toured with the likes of Eric Clapton, Gary Clark, Jr., and Fitz & The Tantrums in addition to hitting the stage of Coachella, Bonnaroo, Firefly, Made In America, and more.

http://www.zzward.com

Source- Donovan Public Relations