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September 28, 2022 Musician Nathalie Shay announces the release of her anticipated EP

Musician Nathalie Shay announces the release of her anticipated EP

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Natalie Shay is an indie-pop artist hailing from North London. The multi-award-winning musician has established an ever-growing presence and loyal fanbase through her explosive live performances and unforgettable anthems, recognising her as one of the UK’s hottest emerging talents. With indie synth pop leanings and ferocious guitar playing, Shay’s references range from Haim and Taylor Swift to Little Comets. Her relatable lyrics touch on love, self-discovery and the everyday experiences of a twenty-something.  

Combining her youthful and charismatic aura with her classical training and time spent at the prestigious BRIT School, Shay has finessed the ability to produce undeniably catchy music, whilst maintaining musical maturity. Soaring back into the scene with her highly anticipated EP MILK, Shay’s dynamic abilities continue to flourish. Inspired by the theme of growth, MILK makes reference to the lyrics “Milk Teeth” in “Good Girl Behaviour”. Shay confides, “Every track is about growth or new beginnings or reflecting on myself, in particular, heaven and outgrow. I always write from the heart and from my own experiences and stories. My whole aim with lyricism is to connect with others who are in that frame of mind now or have been there in the past to relate.” 

Each track on MILK explores different key feelings and experiences sensed when writing during the lockdown. She continues, “I hope I can inspire other girls, in particular, to get into songwriting as so many female singer/ songwriters inspired me to do so and it’s saved, changed and made my life.” Collaborating with different creatives across all five tracks, there’s an overarching warmth to MILK. Shay’s melodious abilities soar with catharsis, as she strives to capture key moments of her life through her music. At her core, she’s a remarkable storyteller, one that continues to break boundaries and trailblaze into her own realm of indie pop from the soul. 

Shay continues to pique the interest of audiences across the globe. Garnering attention from notable publications such as Billboard, Clash and The Line of Best Fit, to name a few, Natalie also performed “New Wave” on CBBC’s “Saturday Mash Up!” late last year, and has landed on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist in 12 countries. She has also worked on EDM tracks with the likes of Grum and Kryder, racking up millions of streams to date. Having sold out venues across London, most recently the Camden Assembly and Oslo, tickets are now on sale for Natalie Shay’s upcoming headline show at The Omeara in London on 25th November. After a very big summer appearing at renowned festivals such as Reading, Y Not, Hyde Park BTS and 110 Above, it looks like 2022 will continue to be an explosive year.

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September 27, 2022 Cimo Fränkel drops mesmerising new single

Cimo Fränkel drops mesmerising new single

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R&B and Alt-Pop hitmaker Cimo Fränkel shared his latest single ‘Burning House (Live from Amsterdam)’ on the 16th of September via Cimo Fränkel / AWAL. The single is taken from the recently released deluxe edition of his debut album Cimo Fränkel via Cimo Fränkel / AWAL. A native of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Cimo is currently based in LA, USA. Cimo tells us that his earliest music education was from his father who was a funk musician who advised him through the DIY mentality of funk culture.   

Stream / Download: ‘Burning House (Live from Amsterdam)’

The vocals are incredibly beautiful and awe-inspiring like the sight of the earth from space. The highs and lows of Cimo voice are refined and rich. The melody sits on the threshold of edgy rock. However, it is not a rock ballad. The listener is invited into a world where effortless aspects of acoustic guitar strings merge simply with the vocals. 

Cimo Fränkel tells us the motivation behind his embarking on working and releasing the new single, “I’ve always admired CAM as a singer, songwriter and artist. When I first heard ‘Burning House’ I fell in love with the melody and message of the song right away and was immediately inspired to make my own version of it”.

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September 23, 2022 Russell Louder’s new song marches to greatness

Russell Louder’s new song marches to greatness

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Multi-talented artist Russell Louder has shared their latest single ‘Come Around’ on the 16th of September under Lisbon Lux Records The Tiohtià:ke, Montreal, Canada-based, Russell Louder has many talents that include songwriting, producing, and performing. 

Stream / Download: ‘Come Around’

The latest single is breathtakingly beautiful and memorable. The vocals are determined, sharp and robust like an anthem of soldiers going to war. The synthesis of the piano, the guitar, the vocals and the beat with striking elements of electronic produces a sound that is wonderfully progressive. The lyrics are about audacious conversations about blurring lines of accountability that are slightly dark but at the same time incredibly humorous. The artist’s lyrical mental vantage point is outstanding. 

Russell Louder tells us eloquently the influences and paradigms surrounding the making of the single: “Come Around is a pop sharp-tongued symphonic play-by-play of a duplicitous figure in my life reeling me into their web of deceit. Instead of analyzing my experience, I used the writing of the song as a space for imagining what the other could have been thinking or strategizing”.

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August 19, 2022 Dragonette dresses up for ‘New Suit’ song

Dragonette dresses up for ‘New Suit’ song

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JUNO and SOCAN Award-winning electro-pop artist Dragonette delivers the infectious power-pop anthem ‘New Suit’, available now via BMG. ‘New Suit’ is the first release for Dragonette (the professional moniker for highly sought-after songwriter Martina Sorbara) following a newly signed global recordings agreement with BMG earlier this summer, and the first new label partnership for Sorbara in over a decade. Dragonette describes ‘New Suit’ as a “power-pop pep-talk”, and a “mash-up of retro and contemporary sounds and imagery”, and the track serves as a much-anticipated first look at a forthcoming collection and Dragonette’s first full-length release since 2016’s Royal Blues. Also available is the stunning lyric visualiser for ‘New Suit’, a striking pop-art collage paying homage to stop-motion animation techniques.

Stream / Download Dragonette – ‘New Suit’

Of ‘New Suit’ Dragonette shares, “The lyrics include classic words that are intended to ping-off digital era concepts. But at its heart, the song is about finding your way back to your power while the world keeps shaking up your life.”

With a career spanning over fifteen years, Dragonette has scored numerous global hits including ‘Pick Up the Phone’, ‘Let it Go’, ‘Tokyo Nights’ with Digital Farm Animals and Shaun Frank, ‘Outlines’ with Mike Mago, and the chart-topping ‘Hello’ with Martin Solveig, which garnered a JUNO Award win for Dance Recording of the Year. Collaborating with the world’s biggest DJs including Martin Garrix, Basement Jaxx, Kaskade, Galantis, and more, Dragonette’s musical diversity knows no bounds, and as a songwriter her credits include Keith Urban, Cyndi Lauper, Pretty Sister, and Carly Rae Jepsen with The Knocks among others.Creative versatility shines across Dragonette’s four acclaimed studio albums, including Galore (2007), which earned Dragonette a JUNO nomination for Breakthrough Group of the Year. the JUNO-nominated Fixin To Thrill (2009), the JUNO-nominated Bodyparts (2012), and 2016’s Royal Blues. With global headlining credits too numerous to list, Dragonette has also supported the likes of Duran Duran, New Order, Ke$ha, and Miike Snow, and amassed major festival credits, playing to thousands of fans at Coachella, Electric Daisy Carnival, Glastonbury, and Lollapalooza. Now, with the release of ‘New Suit’, Dragonette moves into the newest chapter of her illustrious career, with more new music news to come later this year.

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