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Big Spring 'Too Late' on The Rookie Season 2 (ABC Network)
Our latest SYNCS: Kamakaze x Massappeals “Kam Dog” - FIFA ‘20 trailer (EA Sports)
AND seven (7!!) songs on the FIFA20 soundtrack
Yizzy 'Only One' - Adidas Basketball commercial
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Below are some of the prestigious companies and productions we have been involved in as a writer and publisher in the last 12 years.
I MAY DESTROY YOU
MTV THE CHALLENGE
THE GRAND TOUR
GOD FRIENDED ME
FAST & FURIOUS TOKYO DRIFT
GRAND THEFT AUTO IV
NETFLIX - DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
UNDER THE DOME
FRANKIE BOYLE’S NEW WORLD ORDER
THE ONLY WAY IS ESSEX
MADE IN CHELSEA
SERGE DENIMES LONDON
MARRIED SINGLE OTHER
DATING IN THE DARK
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Alice's music so far has had support from BBC Introducing, Radio1Xtra, 6Music and CapitalXtra. She also has a brand deal with the major online retailer 'I Saw It First'.
Alice is an emerging artist to keep your eye on. Latest single 'Love On You' out now.
Benin City are often described as ‘genre-defying’, ‘a fusion of sounds’, and ‘unmistakenly London’. The make-up of the band reflects this as well, as does the abundant diversity of London itself: races, nationalities, sexualities and genders. In these political times the idea of identity has been pushed to the fore. The band’s third album campaign, beginning with the release of the What A Time EP this winter via Moshi Moshi, is their chance to celebrate their differences and interrogate the problems and challenges within us and our society, conveyed with a strict adherence to Dance-Pop.
Winning rave reviews across UK press and radio, the band have been exciting crowds across the country and Europe this past 18 months, notably touring with Portugal. The Man, and appearing at Latitude, The Great Escape, All Points East, SXSW, and Iceland Airwaves festivals amongst others.
Upon hearing the song, Radio 1 Rock Show host Daniel P Carter made it his ‘Rockest Record’ and labelled the band as ‘the best new band in Britain.’
At this point Big Spring hadn’t played a live show, so they spent the first half of 2016 working on their live performance and writing more material. They then recruited guitarist Jack Rowan, completing the line up as a four piece.
After releasing their second single ‘On a Bamboo Sleeping Mat’, the band were invited to play at Reading & Leeds festival for only their fifth and sixth ever live performances.
This was followed by tours with Black Foxxes, Decade, The Xcerts and Turbowolf alongside various single releases.
The band announced at the start of 2018 that they were recording their debut EP which would be released mid 2018.
Brieanna’s work in live music and corporate events found her performing on the main stage of Heart of Rock Festival, the City Of Houston’s NYE, MGM Grande Casinos, and the Alamodome in front of over 80 thousand people. Playing along side artists such as Alice Cooper, ZZtop, DJ Avelon, Trigger Proof and more.
Soon after, her debut album release “Good Machine” Grace was coined as KTSW radio described, a Pop Sensibility artist.
In a world of Bubble Gum artists, Brieanna explores pop using the darker side of modern life as her biggest inspiration and influence on her lyric content. “We all go through difficult times, heartbreak and mistakes. Someone needs to sing about them in a way that their listeners know that they’re not alone, and that we will get through it together.”
It is undoubtedly for DJing that Devaney is best known. She was initially obsessed with hardcore, jungle and drum & bass, & was taught to DJ by some of Britain’s most iconic DJs, inc Fabio and Randall.
Devaney’s DJ career has flourished since she made her club debut in 2009, notching up headline sets in such far-flung places such as Croatia, Qatar, Thailand, Turkey, India, Italy, Bali and Barbados. Her success is due to her innate ability to read a crowd and rock a party with an eclectic, bass-heavy mixture of music. As well as possessing tight technical skills & inspired track selection, Devaney is also renowned for delivering lively and passionate performances where she takes to the mic to host & spit rhymes.
Devaney has collaborated with an impressive list of artists, including Rich The Kid , Riff Raff, Lil Debbie , LadyLeshurr , Bali Baby , Ms Banks , Fatman Scoop , Ragga Twins, Tanya Lacey, MC Neat, and the legendary Snoop Dogg. Her cut with the latter, 2016’s “Flip It”, became a crossover smash worldwide, eventually being awarded Platinum status by ARIA.
Chris felt in love with music at the very young age of 5. His first instrument was the drums and later on fascinated with piano later on he found his own way in music naturally, teaching himself through sound.
Chris trained his vocals whilst using his instinct to guide him, and finding his interests in music production.
This start in life allowed him to express his poetic styles and freely express himself artistically whilst giving him the freedom to produce his own style through what he felt.
As he matured, so did his music, Chris explored music as not just beats and rhyme but as a form of art.
Chris is a visionary, ambitious and gifted.
Through his personal life and professional life, music has created him and made him who he is. The dedication and passion for his sound has driven him to create some amazing pieces of work.
Time, creativity and his fearless imagination for individual sound has allowed both his vocal and production style to develop with it to create such unique and beautiful music.
New single ‘Forever For Now’ has achieved rapid success and has over 150,000 Spotify streams within weeks of the video release. Dylan Bernard was bit by the music bug at an early age. When his mother placed him in a church choir at the age of four, he instantly fell in love. Sadly, he lost his mother a few years later and the musical spirit she instilled in him went dormant.
DUTCH CRIMINAL RECORD
DCR have been championed by Tom Robinson of BBC 6, Its All Indie, Amazing Radio, and Radio X.
They have just set off on their current UK headline tour, selling out Bristol Rough Trade on the first night. The past year has also seen them support names such as Sea Girls, Ra Ra Riot and Spinn.
DCR have also received recognition from Spotify Official playlists such as Fresh Finds, Six Strings, Hot New Bands, and Happy Stroll. This has helped them gain a worldwide audience and they even managed to climb into the US Viral Top 50.
The LP settles on the notion that all human beings are on the hunt for the same thing.
A key player in the UK rap renaissance, renowned live performer, wordsmith and storyteller, Scissor’s artistic evolution correlates strongly with the work of Glasgow- based producer Lamplighter. As a duo, they have developed into key players in the alt-rap soundscape ever since their debut ‘Better.Luck.Next.Life’ dropped to critical acclaim back in 2012.
Fast forward six years and their nu-classical compositions are wiser and more profound than ever before. The camaraderie grows more expansive and ear-opening with every song; striking nods to love songs from the 60’s, 80’s power ballads, the seedy end of the 90’s R’n’B spectrum, to psych-indie anthems, rave anthems, electronica and drone, but moreover, countless nods to moving image, spoken word, soundtracks and scores; the music is rich, expansive and rewarding at every turn.
Scissortongue creates music that extends beyond the realms of reality into a strange, dreamlike, left field. It feels like an alternate reality in his head, fuelled by a heady mix of fantasy and reality, umbrella’d under a now customary gothic shroud.
Contact Play - Champion Fraff (2009)
The Theremin EP (2014)
Chavassian Striking Distance (2015)
Tell Them It’s Winter (2016)
Laminated Cakes (2017)
EWAN J PHILLIPS
Whether it's dropping one of his trademark high energy tracks, such as ‘Top Boy’ (Which can be heard on FIFA19), or Modelling for fashion brands, Eyez never fails to deliver. Whilst fully focused on music, Eyez's infectious lively personality, has also led to presenting and hosting opportunities. After his team were crowned champions of Redbull’s Grime-A-Side tournament in 2016 Eyez was recruited to co present the following year, and he can currently be found as a presenter for Championship club Derby County FC.
In February 2017 FOXE released their double single Bubblegum (includes Frankie). Following from this the band also released one-take videos for each single, which accumulated 145k views between them. The successes of these visuals lead to the single Bubblegum earning a spot on the Spotify UK Viral 50 Chart. Bubblegum has since been included in other Spotify playlists and now has 257k streams.
On March 30th FOXE released their latest single Honeytop
Facebook - 3,074 fans
Instagram - 1,151 followers
Spotify - 35,327 monthly listeners
Youtube - 4,000+ views
Twitter - 361 followers
Last year FOXE supported The Magic Gang and RAT BOY. As well as landing a feature on Sky Arts TV show "Tony Visconti's Unsigned Heroes," FOXE have signed a partnership with Triumph Motorcycles. FOXE are currently on their debut tour around the UK.
And here the story begins…
His first release, Lend Me Your Skin, a collection of songs inspired by the early 90s guitar sound of Pixies and Nirvana was self-recorded in Falmouth and became the catalyst for his relocation. Exploring the emotional disconnect and emptiness of early adult life, the EP; particularly the debut single ‘ Anxious?’ gained a lot of traction, attracted new audiences and press plaudits.
Gillbanks continued to gain traction in 2016 with his London shows, becoming known for his noisy, dynamic live sound. Communion Records released ‘Childhood’ which was highly received and in turn helped secure shows at The Great Escape, Field Day, Glastonbury, and Citadel.
Since then, he’s worked tirelessly to establish himself as one of grime’s most unconventional and distinctive voices, appearing on tracks and sets with other up and coming MCs as well as going bar-for-bar with grime legends such as Ghetts, Jammer and Discarda.
Making the transition from pirate radio regular to stageshow don, Grim Sickers quickly became known for his electrifying live performances, lighting up stages across the country with his inimitable energy and enthusiasm.
Grim Sickers has also carved out a reputation for writing memorable hooks and rhyme sequences, peppered with pop culture references, a dark sense of humour and incredible detail. His biggest success so far has been “Kane”, the Swifta-Beater-produced single released on the label of Birmingham creative Despa Robinson and legendary The Streets frontman Mike Skinner. The track went on to be featured as KISS FM’s Track of the Week, as well as being spun heavily on Radio 1Xtra and more.
Whether it’s on air at 1Xtra, Rinse FM or Radar Radio, onstage at festivals, raves in the UK or as far-flung as the Czech Republic, you can expect to see plenty of Grim Sickers in the future, dressed head-to-toe in black with a mic in his hand, delivering bar after bar with the swagger and presence of a WWE superstar cutting the promo of his life.
“I just want people to feel something,” he says. “Whether it’s deep pain or sheer bliss, it’s just so important to me that there is an experience being had. I really don’t like the idea of my music being confined to a particular genre - it’s not about that. It’s about the purpose and the impact of each individual song.”
During his time at the BRIT School in London (alumni including Adele, Amy Winehouse and Rex Orange County), Gorran would write songs on train journeys to and from college. It was here that he developed his love for songwriting and established his sound.
He presents an energetic and impactful live show which has this year graced stages across the UK, including the iconic Roundhouse in London.
Having already amassed over 450,000 streams with his debut releases in late 2019, and with support from publications such as The Line of Best Fit, EARMILK and Apeiron, it’s clear that Gorran has the potential to break through as one of the UK’s next biggest artists.
Formed in May 2019, goldenbloom is made up of the howling vocals of Jordan Walker strung out over the wailing guitar of Will Young and hard hitting drums of Justas Pugaciauskas. After a packed self promoted debut show in October, goldenbloom are ready to hit the ground running with their punchy tracks and energetic live shows.
Following on from their debut release LOVE and the addition of bassist Johnny Brock, goldenbloom are crafting quite the arsenal of high-caliber tracks in a very short tim
The Gentlemens Club sound pushes the limits of bass music: On any given track, they can flex wobbly dubstep drops, hard-edged subs and electrified rhythms atop intricate melodies and sophisticated sound design. It’s a boundary-breaking approach that has solidified the all-around bass act as one of the fiercest breakout newcomers in dance music of this decade. In five short years, the trio has secured a number of accolades, including: chart-topping original releases and remixes with the leading labels in dance music, including Big Beat (Atlantic), Bassrush (Insomniac), Deadbeats, RAM Records and Never Say Die; collaborations with electronic heavy hitters like Borgore and Kayzo; international radio support from BBC Radio 1, Triple J and Rinse FM; and a monthly radio show on Dash FM/Insomniac Radio, which airs the first Thursday of each month.
As a live act, Gentlemens Club are an unstoppable force. Their frenetic shows explore the wider bass spectrum, jumping from dubstep and bass house to drum & bass and trap without regard to genre confines. They’ve already dropped unforgettable live sets at leading festivals around the world, including EDC Las Vegas (three consecutive years), îleSoniq in Canada and Rampage in Belgium, the world’s biggest dubstep and drum & bass event. As a headlining and support act, they have toured across 14 countries throughout North America, South America, Europe, Australia and Asia. As well, they have sold out multiple international venues, including Metro City in Perth, Australia, the biggest nightclub on the southern hemisphere, and the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. Most recently, in 2019, Gentlemens Club supported dubstep pioneer 12th Planet on his Swamplex North American tour; joined Hidden, a nationwide Australian tour, alongside Lil Yachty, TroyBoi and others; and launched their debut headline tour of China.
With fresh releases currently brewing, Gentlemens Club will continue to drive bass culture to new horizons and will explore a bolder approach to electronic music. Stay tuned for their highly anticipated new music.
London producer-songwriter Holy ’57 emerged in the summer of 2015 with the laid-back groove of Island Kids, produced in collaboration with former Broken Social Scene member Dave Newfeld. The song, which broke into the Hype Machine charts, paved the way for his first EP, H, released in October 2015. This was to be the first of four EP’s (H, O, L and Y) introducing the Holy ’57 repertoire. 2016 saw the release of O, and L arrived in the autumn of 2017. Lead single Water // Chrome was released in July, followed by Canary in September.
HAYES & Y
Having moved to the UK just a couple of years ago, the four-piece have assimilated quickly, becoming a part of their new country’s scene and taking shows at some of the Britain’s best-loved venues in their stride, including the likes of London’s Dublin Castle, and Manchester’s iconic Night & Day Cafe, as well as a notable slot on the Spirit of Burgas festival in Bulgaria supporting Kasabian. Their 2017 single “Always So Simple, Always So Cold” received strong support from BBC Introducing in Manchester and reached 13th spot in Spotify Top 50 UK Viral chart. In the autumn of 2018, Clash Magazine praised the band’s single “BLUE” calling it “an immediate, addictive track that also manages to retain its subtlety, a moody dancefloor burner with a killer chorus”. The band's 2019 single "safeplace." was featured on Spotify's "Fresh Finds" playlist and is followed by their latest track "Disaster".
Taking their cues from ‘80s electronica as much as they do from contemporary indie, Hayes & Y has successfully crafted an aesthetic that feels both timely and timeless.
Their latest release “Run Away” has had over 25,000 streams on Spotify as well as being played on national TV and radio. It’s also being played in Accessorize, Monsoon, Dunelm, Carphone Warehouse, Virgin Active, Butlins and more all around the UK.
A rose that grew from the concrete, Jaewynn transforms her life experiences and ascends from them like a Phoenix rising.
After releasing three singles in 2019 and amassing a huge online following, Jake headlined Pride in hometown Leicester for 15,000 people then went on to sell out several dates of his debut headline tour, making him the 8th most popular artist on Skiddle in 2019.
Jake’s music is influenced by the sounds of Why Don't We, The Vamps and Shawn Mendes, and takes an infectious energy to the stage having supported The Hoosiers and Casey Lowry on tour. 2020 has already seen a strong start with several single releases, with more to be expected after having written with the likes of Eliza and the Bear singer James Kellegher, as well as Nath Brooks and Casey Lowry.
Out of these MCs, the name Kamakaze has been spreading quickly. Bursting into our eye-line with some crazy freestyles across some of the biggest platforms, as well as some stand-out mixtapes, he’s steadily growing to be known as one of the most talented of the new era. We sat down with the Leicester born artist to find out
His performances inspired and influenced by grime artists such as Skepta, has evolved into more rap-oriented material.
Since then he has transitioned his hobby into a business and has improved greatly with the realism of his lyrics and the melodies of his flows.
Kojay is far from your typical rapper due to not only his ethnicity but also due to the unique sound that he demonstrates.
Showcasing his talent in various cities across the country such as London, Bedford and Luton, he has never failed to catch the eye and cause a scene.
“Year Of The Real to the world”
After two single releases via Sony Music Norway/Columbia, K.Safo has teamed up with UK artist FØNX (previously known as Corey Fox-Fardell), to create the effortlessly smooth new single "SUMMER". An inspired mix of upbeat dance beats, bouncy synths and funky guitar riffs lay the song’s foundations while FØNX’s diva like vocals create the song’s irresistible hook.
The 0161 resident releases his indisputable project “A Pennies Worth.” Meticulously produced by long time glue70, the album features Children of Zeus, [K S R] & Blue Lab Beats amongst others. Bandcamp described this LP as “an impressive collection of chill hip-hop tunes with breezy hooks and gorgeous, jazz-infused production” Due to his heartfelt discography, the witty wordsmith has attracted the likes of Majestic Casual and intends to take his music beyond the UK Shores! KinKai continues to carve his way as a bonafide gem of UK underground HipHop. With a rich sense of quality “A Pennies Worth’ is another priceless piece to the puzzle.
THE GROOVE (ep) 01/04/16
BAD GEAR (ep) 30/12/16
SINISTER (single) 29/03/17
ANNE BOLEYN (single) 07/07/17
48 (album) 21/07/17
BEG FRIENDS (single) 31/10/17
GWOLLA (single) 22/03/18
FOUL (album) 07/09/18
Nia’s music has gathered plays from BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2’s Blues Playlist and Reprezent Radio, been featured by Fred Perry Subculture, CLASH and EARMILK, as well as playlisted on Spotify’s ‘Jazz UK’ and 'Sweet Sunday Soul'. Tipped by Huw Stephens as one of BBC Introducing's 'ones to watch' in 2019 after opening for Paul Weller and Paloma Faith, Nia has had 3 tracks make the BBC Introducing Hotlist. Off the back of releasing her debut EP 'Love I Can't Ruin', she will be joining Paul Weller on his sold out UK tour in March 2021.
With this volume of releases comes the freedom to plumb the depths of their imagination and satisfy the cravings of other styles while still maintaining their sound. Perhaps there is a darker side to indie pop? Maybe it could get cheesier. Perhaps culminate into a PR car crash? Or perhaps this is a stroke of genius.
Staggering, five pints deep, down the thin line that lies between pure insanity and genius is something that is not new to each member of Only Sun.
One thing is for sure; behind the self deprecating front and the quickly decomposing sense of humour, the boys are turning up the heat in the studio and are ready for another year of success.
The Hackney based band are all songwriters in their own right and came together over their love of timeless pop when they first met in a local east London dive-bar :boom:
The group announced themselves with debut track 'Heartbeat' in 2016. Since then they have gained a reputation for classically crafted alt-pop songs and captivating live performances, with a string of shows across London’s best taste-maker venues.
Pace's emotive and melodic tunes have helped them built up a loyal fan-base on both sides of the Atlantic and receive support from the likes of Metro Artist Of The Day, BBC Introducing, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, Clash magazine and multiple Spotify playlists.
Their track ‘Foolish’ reached Spotify’s Top 50 UK Viral Tracks after a Fresh Finds Playlist spot and the group have now reached over half a million online plays - testament to their timeless songwriting.
The band have been working in the studio with renowned producer Bernard Butler and are set to release new material later this year.
RUNAH uses music to entice you into different realms. Having been featured in HotPress, Clash Magazine, Contact Music and many more, her debut album, an ‘escapist, hypnotic, and harrowing beauty’ which is receiving growing attention.
In 2019 RUNAH released STRANGE her debut album with the title track gaining 150,000 streams in just a couple of months. RUNAH will be bringing the year to a close by releasing glimpses of her second album, MOTHER. A concept album residing in other worlds, a hypnotic journey of birth, life and death concerned with The Mother, Earth. The title track is to be released in October, when the veil is thin.
‘Mother’ will be released via Beardfire Music, Dublin and was recorded and produced by Rohan Healy, David Virgin and Al Quiff at Beardfire Studio, Dublin.
Off the back of Ireland Music Week (formerly known as Hard Working Class Heroes), RUNAH is supporting Havvk in December , Amy Studt in the UK in November and Izzie Walsh in Manchester in Novemember.
"The search for the spiritually divine has long been pursued by artists of all mediums, though none have done it as robustly and attractively as Ireland's rising folk pop artist, RUNAH. RUNAH's commanding ethereal voice is an undeniable force, driving "Strange" – Earmilk
"Escapist, hypnotic, mystique, power and a harrowing beauty, RUNAH's debut album has an individuality and uniqueness whose abstract creativity must be celebrated." – REMY, Best of Irish Music and Film.
"RUNAH's music continues to create a timeless and hypnotic beauty through her unique sound and poetic lyrics." HotPress
"Her songs are shrouded in mystery, magic and dark, ambiguous emotion that makes her listener feel connected; yet also turns them upside down as they try to find their own truths, whilst navigating RUNAH’s prosperous world of evocative lyrical themes and occult pop-tinged soundscapes." When The Horn Blows
Having toured and performed with acts such as Take That, Blossoms, The Cream Classical Orchestra and Tom Seals, Shaun is now re-emerging onto the pop scene with the release a new, Pop Rn'B infused sound.
After over a year away, 'How To Love You' marks Redlake's debut and new single with something powerful and electric. Recorded by the experts of the renowned AMS Music Group, Redlake delivers high energy, excitable Funk/Soul/Pop fusion highlighted by smooth guitar lines & back pocket grooves.'
After playing The Big Top Stage at Camp Bestival in 2017, Rowe moved to London to explore and learn new ways of expressing her music. Following the release of her debut EP 'Neptune' in 2018, which consists of four melancholic acoustic tracks that treasure her folk roots, she has played a number of venues across London, Bristol and Bath, including The Sebright Arms and The Waiting Room.
Rowe has also caught the attention of BBC Introducing multiple times after her song 'Darker Nights' was played on BBC Introducing in the West in 2017, as well as her debut single 'Daze' from her upcoming second EP, earlier this year.
Inspired by artists such as Bon Iver, Daughter, FKA Twigs and Grouper, Rowe is currently building visions for her second EP, forming ambient waves that float around her haunting vocals and crashing electronics.
« Summer banger », « simply a breath of fresh air » « a triumph of minimalistic electronic pop » is how great names like Pharrell williams, The Line Of Bestfit, Billboard Magazine or Clash Magazine describe their music.
After having released between 2017 & 2018 a five track EP and a seven-tracks remixes EP, they are now working on a new album that will be released track by track every first friday of the month, starting on january 2019. This project reunites music, photography and storytelling. 12 characters. 12 hours. A Love Revolution.
This pioneering artist is not afraid to break boundaries, empowering women through her songs as well as her youth work outside of music, leading the first ever all female Hip Hop tour in the UK, bringing women together to wave the flag in 2019 & selling out her London headline show.
She effortlessly crosses genres, from Grime to Hip Hop to Spoken Word, with her fiery delivery and unapologetic lyricism, infamousfor her high energy performances.
Shay D independently released her album, ‘Human Writes’ entering the iTunes Top 20 Hip Hop chart & securing radio & Spotify playlisting. Her album consistently featured on national radio and was featured in Music Week’s Tastemaker’s album of the month.
Shay D was the only female finalist in Redbull Music’s international TV production ‘The Cut’ released in March 2020, with two of her releases featuring on both BBC Radio 1, Huw Stephens playlist and specialist 1xtra DJ & producer, Sir Spyro’s show.
Described as ‘the hardest woman in Hip Hop’, Shay D has been merging her music with brands from Nike, Harvey Nichols, Redbull, Serato and Swarovski. Shay D has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury and Shambala and performed in Europe including Milan Fashion Week with Boy George, who brought her on stage for his set.
Standing at six foot five, he was christened ‘too tawl’ in typical Tennessee twang. The name stuck like glue and upon his arrival home with this new title he began working on material for his debut EP. Mainly taking inspiration from artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and also older blues musicians such as Blind Willie McTell, Tootawl mixes this strong sense of musical tradition with his own unique folk style.
Since his time in Tennessee, Tootawl has supported Aslan in their sold out gig in Cork Opera House and Ham Sandwich at the Bandon Music Festival, and supported Bagatelle on their farewell tour to name a few. Tootawl recorded his debut EP with producer Christian Best (Mick Flannery, Jack O' Rourke) at Monique Studios which received widespread national radio airplay, and toured extensively (London, Berlin, San Francisco & LA). He also had the title track of his EP played in an episode of the Netflix original series 'You Me Her'.
Tootawl has just released his next EP, Twist Of Paranoia, which has already received national radio airplay in Ireland.
The 24 year old hip hop, pop and R&B vocal artist dropped a 13 track album titled ‘CareFul’ last year.
Trademarked with no features, one song stands out above the rest, ‘Attention’ is considerably one of his best works to date.
The upcoming single is a distinct look at the artist’s maturity and understanding of the everyday struggles within relationships as the single outlines the risks one has to take within their relationships in order to reach common ground. The single speaks to how important attention is in relationships and how, T. Nale’s in particular, is difficult to get and keep.
The musician says this single and album have unlocked a new level in his musicality. “Throughout my career, I have never felt more connected with my fans and my music. I truly believe in my work and can’t wait to give much more music to you,” he says.
The Covasettes are an indie-rock four-piece, from Manchester, made up of frontman Chris Buxton, lead guitarist Matt Hewlett, bassist Jamie McIntyre and drummer Matt Buckley.
They burst onto the scene in late 2017 with the release of their debut single, ‘This Feeling,’ which combines Buxton’s infectious vocals and lyrics with Hewlett’s world-ending riffs and the driving rhythm of McIntyre and Buckley.
In 2018 the boys released three more singles, 'Wondering Why', 'Top Drawer' and 'Wild'. Those releases proved that The Covasettes are ones to watch in the future, and helped them achieve a place on Spotify's 'Indie List' and 'Summer Indie' playlists, gaining over 200,000 streams in just a couple of months. Furthermore, 2018 saw The Covasettes play sold out shows in their hometown of Manchester as well as Derby, London and Leeds.
The quartet performed at Leeds Direct Arena for the Radio Academy after being crowned 'most exciting band' for 2018. Other notable performances include a sold out show at Leeds Stylus supporting The Sherlocks on their tour.
In early 2019 the boys played their first headline tour and released their fifth official single 'Like You'. This time round they have stepped it up a notch with their debut EP 'It's Always Sunny Above the Clouds,' which boasts four upbeat summer anthems.
Forming his alias in June 2017 after a life change that birthed his new solo project; a separate personal and musical split in quick succession.
Having two grandparents who were music school teachers, Axel grew up listening to a range of tastes ranging from classical & rock to soul/jazz/world. Secondary school led to his hobbies revolving primarily around music: playing in bands since 12, learning computer software such as Cubase to getting his first set of decks at 16.
Whilst studying the BMus course at Kingston University, promoting for local club nights took up spare time when not in the studio.
Now based in Peckham, within just 6 months Von Marlon has run live & DJ nights at local venues such as The Montague Arms, Peckham Pelican, The Prince Of Peckham and The Nines as well as playing more well established London venues such as Club 229 and The Water Rats.
Having spent the last 18 months between Germany and England, his musical influences are moulded by both capital Cities. The name ‘Von Marlon’ derives from a Mike Skinner lyric - a nod toward growing up with UK urban and dance artists like The Streets, Wiley, Radiohead and Massive Attack to successful local contemporaries such as The XX, Mount Kimbie, James Blake and Sampha. This, partnered with his more recent discovery of Berlins electronic underground scene (e.g. Laing, Max Graef, DVS1 and Rin) helped mould the ideas for his first self-produced record.
Recent live and studio collaborations include artists such as Radio 1’s hotly tipped house duo Catchment (MTA Records), Albert Gold (Fierce Panda Records) and Jack Hawitt (Fine Management).
Back in 2014, his cult dance hit, ‘Figure It Out’ (his first solo release) was debuted on the 'Selected' youtube channel. In the years since, this has gone on to receive over 4 million views. The success of this early foray into music spurred him to pursue a career in the industry, enrolling at the Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford. After returning to his hometown of Leicester following this degree, he began to experiment in other styles, particularly R&B and Hip Hop, working with some of the best artists in the city and the East Midlands region, and gaining a reputation as one of the go-to engineers for local vocalists/rappers. In 2019, a full 5 years after its original release, 'Selected' reached out to Zak to give 'Figure It Out' the full release that it deserved. This reinvigorated Zak's desire to work in the dance music scene, and he is now well on the way to being a major player in the genre, with a whole host of releases planned for this year and further beyond.
Within the dance music sphere, Zak's releases vary in style quite dramatically, from straight forward, mainstream floorfillers like 'I Don't Wanna Wait', to nostalgic lo-fi jams like 'Let The Light In', to underground melodic techno rollers, like the forthcoming 'Signora'.
Zak Joshua is also a well regarded DJ; since the early 2010's he has become a regular resident at some of the UK's most frequented high-street chains, specialising in both contemporary R&B/ Hip-Hop and Dance.
MEET THE TEAM
Max has almost 20 years elite music industry experience having run a successful independent record label and publishing company for the last 10 years and previous to that was a successful artist and songwriter in his own right signed to labels such as Virgin, One Little Indian, Sanctuary & Warner Chappell. Engaging, approachable and fiercely passionate about all good music across all genres. Max has formed MMP with the goal of it being an ethical, transparent and dynamic publisher representing fairly the interests of a diverse and broad catalogue of artists and songwriters that encapsulates all that is exciting about music in 2020.
A&R Specialist Genre: Commercial Indie/ Pop
Katie started out in Marketing picking up experience at Island Records and Global Radio as well as working in the more corporate side of Marketing before moving into Artist Management. For the past 5 years she has been running an Artist Management service offering help with Social Media, Bookings (Gigs and Appearances), PR, Marketing (Digital and Physical), Touring (UK) and Publishing. Having recently moved into A&R Katie is on the hunt for quality talent within Pop, Indie and Rock music.
A&R Specialist Genre: Hip Hop/Grime
Kristian cut his teeth in the music industry as a promoter, starting out with small scale Grime shows in the capital before working his way up to organising high profile Hip Hop and Grime events across the UK. Recently he has seen a great deal of success working as an Artist Manager and A&R. Kristian will be using his extensive experience to track down the best in Grime & Hip Hop talent
A&R specialist genres: Alternative, pop (dream pop, ambient pop, bedroom pop, electronic pop), indie, singer/songwriter
As an A&R Francesca has a unique and emotional ear, when deciding what makes a piece of music great and how to curate it for the right projects.
She has always had a passion for music, songwriting and entertainment. Starting off in drama and gaining a BA from Goldsmiths University London, her degree not only enabled her to immerse herself into South East London’s diverse music scene, but to later on move into talent scouting with notable casting directors. Francesca has worked with The Soho Theatre to produce and perform in her own show. Through this she has a gained a valuable and particular insight, into not only what it means to be an artist, but to scout for individual talent. Her love of music has always prevailed and she wants to shine a light onto the music that deserves it.
A&R Specialist Genre: R'nB / Alt Pop
Beth is a singer, songwriter, Voiceover Artist and DJ specialising in electronic pop, hip-hop and R&B – and has been a solid part of the MMP lineup since its inception in 2018. Her experience spans across writing, performance, A&R, music promotion and radio plugging – with her current 9-5 being in UK regional radio promotion. Though specialising in R&B and hip-hop, Beth has an ear for a diverse array of music, and has built up an eclectic roster during her time at Max Music. Her inbox is always open to exciting new artists – get in touch!
A&R Specialist Genres: Pop & Urban
Candice is a dynamic, highly driven, well connected A&R. Through nearly a decade in entertainment, modelling and events she has built up an enviable black book of industry contacts. Moreover with an instinctive ear for quality production and songwriting across multiple genres, Candice has rapidly developed an exciting and diverse roster. Her criteria for finding and signing artists is both broad and simple – you have to be an excellent and driven artist. If this is you – reach out to her now!