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August 13, 2020 Indie-rock sensation Andy Martin releases single and music video

Indie-rock sensation Andy Martin releases single and music video

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Andy Martin is an Australian indie-rock musician that is currently making waves with his latest single ‘Heat Of It All’, which is now accompanied by an official music video. The single premiered via the renowned CLOUT Magazine. Andy only began his solo career at the beginning of 2020, and has already seen a flood of support from radio station Triple J as well stream rate spiking over 80 000 streams with his previous singles. 

Andy adds his thoughts on his latest single release, “Most of the songs I write come together in a matter of hours. ‘Heat of it All’ was not one of those. I actually wrote the hook/chorus for this around 3/4 years ago. I had been playing around with progressions and some of the verse lyrics. That is why I am so proud of this song. It shows how I have evolved as a songwriter of the last few years. If you want to dance, cry, laugh or hold somebody, this ones for you (so everyone!).”

Inspired by a varied range of musicians, including Sam Fender, John Mayer and beloved Australian musician Gretta Ray. Andy provides similar invigorating energy like his inspirations in the new single. 

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Q&A with Uk-based guitar trio SEN3

UK-based new genre-hopping guitar trio SEN3 have emerged from London’s melting pot. The band create a compelling wide-screen soundworld that’s rich in melody and emotive harmonies, contemporary beat-culture and heavy riffs.

The SEN3 adventure started in 2012, when guitarist Max, drummer Saleem, and bass player Dan met at a live music night in Shoreditch and felt almost instant chemistry. They quickly started a jam band who navigated between Hip-Hop, Jazz Fusion, Funk and 70’s rock, organically developing their sound solely through playing together.

What are some of your earliest memories of music?

Being 8 years old having guitar lessons at school and hating it ha!

Listening to Nat King Cole in the car with my mum 

Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?

We meet up improvise either freely or around some kind of template. Most of the material is put together and tested live on gigs. We don’t really come to the table with finished songs we each bring a different element and mesh it together to create a unified sound. We find the best stuff happens when we are playing freely and ultimately having fun. This tends to happen when we take a risk and try out some new unrehearsed ideas in front of an audience. We used to have a few residencies around London that we’d use as writing sessions eventually fully finished tunes came out from these performances. For us we come up with the best stuff this way – you can always tell if something is working in a live show more than in a rehearsal room. Sometimes things don’t work as well as we thought and then we go back to the drawing board. With enough trial and error we ended up piecing together the songs in a way we think works the best for an audience.

Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?

We love making new music and getting in the studio but we are definitely a live band at heart – we love playing live and taking an audience with us on a journey. We always dig in more live. There’s an energy you get on a gig that you don’t get in the studio.

What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?

Hard to pin that down to one thing. We are genuinely blown away that people come out to these shows and show us support. We started this band to have some fun and play out some ideas without any real preconceived plan. It means a lot to us that people keep coming back for more !. We recently played a sold-out show at Pizza express soho it just shows how far the band has come since we started this to have a laugh playing some ideas in a pub. We are really proud of this.

If you could put together a radio show, what kind of music would you play?

A mixture Psychedelic 70’s jazz-rock,  Indie and minimalist electronic music

Name five artists and their albums who would appear on your radio show

Four Tet – There is love in you 

Pink Floyd – The Dark Side of the Moon 

Mahavishnu Orchestra – Inner Mountain flame 

Madvillain – Madvillainy 

Joy Division – Unknown pleasures 

What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?

We want to travel the world with our music and meet new people in places. We’d love to play in Japan!

One last thought to leave your fans with?

We are always working on new material and taking our sound to new unknown territories – album III is coming soon!

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SUN SILVA releases a new song ‘Ride’

SUN SILVA have released their brand new single ‘Ride’. The new song comes ahead of their largest headline show yet at London’s Colours on December 3rd.

‘Ride’ is a high-octane cut from the London indie collective. The song’s kaleidoscopic psychedelic flourishes are paired with propulsive riffs in the explosive chorus, which results in a sound playing like a combination of Foals, Temples and Tame Impala.

Regarding the new single frontman Oscar Gormley says, “‘Ride’ is probably our most energetic and riff-driven song to date. We’d been writing a lot of mid-tempo dance music and started to really miss this kind of incessant heavier side to our sound. Lyrically the song is about feeling totally out of control. It’s about that space after a period of mental instability where you don’t know where your mind is going to take you next.”

Having only emerged in the tail end of last year, SUN SILVA has been quick to make a name for themselves as one of the most exciting new bands.

‘Ride’ is the latest in a string of singles including ‘Just The Romantic’, ‘Sun Skin Air’ and ‘Blue Light’, which have seen them achieve huge critical acclaim and millions of streams on Spotify, while also carving out an impressive mark on the live scene.

SUN SILVA have gained praise from indie tastemakers including NME, DIY, Wonderland, Clash, Dork Magazine and more, while they also receive support from Radio 1, Radio X and BBC Introducing.

They have sold out shows across London and also played in support of the likes of Jungle, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and KAWALA.

The play their largest headline show yet at Colours, Hoxton on December 3rd, which rounds up a defining year for the band as they gear up for more exciting announcements in 2020. Tickets for Colours, Hoxton are available via Gigantic.

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