Artist Of The Week is Kamora! Glasgow-based alternative rock outfit, Kamora, have been making waves since their uprising in 2016, with the band gaining radio play on Amazing Radio, BBC Music Introducing and Unsigned Radio, and have been shared by It’s All Indie, Rock Era Mag and Tongue Tied Magazine, to name but a few! Having first met in 2016 and played together intermittently since, Kamora officially formed in 2019. Taking the decision to really put the time in, they wrote and rehearsed together weekly, honing their skills as performers and songwriters. Kamora are on a mission to make the band a real success! Listen to Kamora’s latest single ’24’ here: The story of ’24’ highlights the struggles of a bittersweet connection between two people. Its lyrics reminisce about better times and provide an optimistic insight into how the relationship could potentially blossom once again. The soundscape is the perfect hybrid of driving rhythmic sections and euphoric hooks throughout. The tight instrumental and powerful vocals convey well the relatable message of the song. The band is made up of Max Murphy, Stuart McKay on lead guitar and Dave Buron on drums. Their shared taste in a diverse range of music – from alternative rock to indie rock and metal to blues – enabled them to have an open-minded approach to songwriting. Check out the official video for Kamora’s ‘The Answer’, here. Instagram Facebook Youtube Spotify
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Our Artist Of The Week is Ocean Flaws! They’re one of the most exciting bands emerging from the UK indie scene today. Imagine The Cars grew up amidst the humdrum of post-millennial Essex. The band have a great sense of humour as well as some great tunes! They’ve garnered airplay from Radio X, BBC Music Introducing, landed a spot on SiriusXM host Eric Alper’s official Spotify playlist and were named one of John Kennedy’s ‘Hot Ones’ on Radio X’s X-Posure show. Listen to their latest single ‘Keep It Cool’ here: ‘Keep It Cool’ is the perfect song to get swept up by now the summer sun has started shining. It’s got a bit of Hot Chip and a bit of Tame Impala about it, but it also has its own uniqueness and huge sense of fun. Ocean Flaws’ songs are full of great lyrics, glistening synth riffs, shimmering guitar stabs and fluctuating bass lines, which make for some very funky tunes. For more information on Ocean Flaws, check out their website here: www.oceanflaws.com Support and have a good laugh with the band here: Instagram Facebook Twitter Spotify
Our Artist Of The Week is Dakota Avenue!
Dakota Avenue are an explosive alt-rock trio based in Manchester, UK. They have clocked radio play from Amazing Radio, XS Manchester, performing live sessions on BBC Introducing. Dakota Avenue played a variety of stages to thousands, including Belladrum Festival, Blackthorn Festival, Bridgewater Hall and Etihad Stadium’s City Square, supported Clean Cut Kid and hosted 4 sold-out shows.
E-zines Clout, RGM and The Mancunion championed their music, recorded with producer Andy Gannon (Clean Bandit, Fickle Friends). During lockdown, they pressed merchandise raising hundreds of pounds for Music Venue Trust. 2022 sees Dakota Avenue release new music, perform Kendal Calling and A Stone’s Throw with other exciting tastemaker festivals confirmed.
Listen to their latest single, ‘Slap Me Silly” here:
Slap Me Silly is a hypothetical plea for a saint-like figure to appear and click the reset button. “I’m calling for ‘The Man’, I’m brainwashed to the max, the same as all my friends, they feed us all their toxins, taxes, lies.” Dreamy, melodic guitar and epic vocals, meet a powerful rhythm section to produce something that is both catchy and unique.
For more information on Dakota Avenue, head over their socials or catch them on June 3rd, the band are hosting a single launch party at 33 Oldham Street in Manchester.
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Our Artist Of The Week is Brave New Broken Hearts Club!
Brave New Broken Hearts Club is the vehicle for north London-born songwriter and producer, Neil Phillimore. Neil’s writing and producing skills for many years were put to use running a not-for-profit organisation, plus songwriting and recording for the wellbeing and mentoring of young people. When these popular one-to-one sessions had to stop due to lack of funding, he applied his creative powers to this project instead, to create wellbeing in his own life.
The honesty in Neils’s songwriting and the vulnerability in his voice make Brave New Broken Hearts Club an emotional listen, and one you can really relate to. There is such a warmth to the songs you can’t help but wear a little smile on your face!
Take a snifter of Billy Bragg’s London vocal styling, the tiniest pinch of Damon Albarn’s lower register, a dash of Richard Hawley croon (only southern style!), a good old glug of classic songwriting aesthetic, plus the acoustic flavour of Nick Mulvey, and you get a real taste of Brave New Broken Hearts Club’s music.
The songs are lyrically prosaic, emotionally rich, hopeful and heartfelt. For the debut album, add some memorable tremolo guitar parts and arrange on a generous bed of beautiful backing vocals and harmonies from the exquisite Peckham folk singer, Pearl Fish, and you have a compelling start to the most authentic of musical journeys.
For more information on Brave New Broken Hearts Club and Neil’s music journey, check out his website here: www.bravenewbrokenheartsclub.com
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Our Artist Of The Week is Rachelle Fisher!
Rachelle Fisher is a Singer, Songwriter and Presenter who was born in London. Her songs explore issues that many young women can relate to, such as authenticity and finding one’s true identity and purpose in life.
Listen to Rachelle’s latest single ‘Hold Tight’ here
In ‘Hold Tight’, Rachelle writes and sings about overcoming the fear of failure, that can arise, when a person makes a decision to pursue their dreams. Her flawless voice and 90’s vibes will have you dancing round the kitchen.
Before becoming a Solo Artist, Rachelle participated in various Gospel Choirs, Girl Bands and Vocal Groups, prior to studying at the Royal Academy of Dance and earning a Master’s degree in Music at University.
For more information on Rachelle check out her website.
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