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December 9, 2022 Pop musician Lux Lyall offers new song Draw Blood

Pop musician Lux Lyall offers new song Draw Blood

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Pop musician Lux Lyall offers new song Draw Blood

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and poet Lux Lyall has released her brand new single Draw Blood, described today by Wonderland Magazine as “brimming with haunting melodies and seductive harmonies”. It is the latest song to be taken from her forthcoming second album Runaway Bride out next year via Smoking Mermaid Records.

‘Draw Blood’ presents a shudderingly accurate reality for women facing abuse in relationships. “Is it still love ‘til he draws blood? Is that when you’ve finally had enough?”, sings Lux in these brutally honest musings. 

The song is a first-hand account capturing the multitude of complex feelings and emotions found in these tragic circumstances. Musically there’s nods to the 90s with the guitar that grooves from start to finish with a warm blues delay, while the bass and drums add extra sway and richness. Paired with the soulful storytelling from Lux the result calls to mind a melding of Hole, The Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey.

Regarding the new single Lux says, “‘Draw Blood’ is actually about multiple things. A few years ago I was finally open with my therapist about an assault that happened while I was dating someone when I was younger; I was pretty closed about it after it happened because I actually felt guilty for staying in the relationship afterwards. Now I know I basically shut the whole thing out because I didn’t want to face it, it’s still hard to talk about. 

“Reflecting on that a few years ago while in another romantic situation that made me feel stifled, I wrote the chorus about being angry at what I’d put up with, and what a lot of my friends were still putting up with in abusive situations. The verses are more about how trapped I felt at the time.

“I was watching a few of my guy friends going on tour and I was happy for them and envious at the same time. I kept thinking about the concept of “being with the band” and how I’d been that way when I was young and all it did was give me trauma! I’m trying to say I don’t want to be with the band anymore I want to BE the band.”

‘Draw Blood’ is the latest song to be taken from Lux Lyall’s forthcoming second album Runaway Bride and follows the release of the dramatic lead single ‘Bonesaw’ earlier this year. The darkly cinematic slasher horror alt-pop song also received a twisted ethereal remix from Jessica Winter.

Runaway Bride will follow the release of Lux Lyall’s highly praised 2020 debut album VAMP, which received strong critical support from the likes of The Independent, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Wonderland and many more.

Born in London, but brought up in Cyprus where her Pakistani mum and half-Sri Lankan, half-Dutch dad moved for work when she was six weeks old, Lux grew up immersed in vintage American movies because that was all there was to watch. Proving highly influential to Lux, this film noir doused her creativity creating a dark and decadent musical world where her theatrical songs meld the glamorous nostalgia of Hollywood with modern, dark pop sensibilities, laced with an enchanting mystique.

November 30, 2022 Musician GARRETT PAKNIS shares new song

Musician GARRETT PAKNIS shares new song

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London-based American musician/performance artist GARRETT PAKNIS returns with a brand new release ‘NEED FROM YOU’, lifted from the forthcoming EP due later this year.

Hot on the heels of his recent single, ‘BAD BEHAVIOUR’, ‘NEED FROM YOU’ continues the next phase of GARRETT PAKNIS’ blossoming career, following on from the recent acclaimed EP ‘Move Ur Body’ released earlier this year.

Accompanied by a sultry, seductive empowering performance visual clip, he says: “NEED FROM YOU is a fun and sexy track that suits perfectly to a road trip on a sunny day or night out dancing to the early morning hours.  After years of making really emotional and deep tracks, writing about failed relationships and my life on the road as a nomad, I’ve been in this fresh phase with music and life. I’ve been living in London for almost three years, and am really settled and happy here.  I’m feeling free in my body, my mind, and my soul… and I just want that to translate that and give people music they can shake their ass to!  We’ve all been through so much in the last couple of years, so if I can help people forget their worries for a little bit… dust their dancing shoes off… and wiggle their booty… then I feel like I’m doing a good job at life! NEED FROM YOU has that hint of desire and lust when you’re getting to know someone new, but it really is about self-empowerment and feeling that spark from within.  It’s about sharing passion and love… and, isn’t that what makes the world go around?”


GARRETT PAKNIS is a poet/rapper/producer/catwalk model blending spirituality and sexuality into forward-thinking dance music. After developing his sound during his years living in Berlin, Germany, a radio opportunity brought him to London, and the New York City-born PAKNIS says he’s never looked back.  Blending UK House music with his signature “moaning poetry”, Wonderland has called him a rising star and his viral success on Instagram and TikTok points to prove this true. The hip-hop-trained dancer and performance artist releases a visual with every single he drops, and ‘BAD BEHAVIOUR’ marks his 25th release in 3 years, making him a prolific artist to watch out for.



November 14, 2022 PLEEG and Eyezic’s new song Is elaborate and Innovative

PLEEG and Eyezic’s new song Is elaborate and Innovative

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Good collaborations require a connection between artists. There are often hitches in workflow or creative direction throughout the process, although, from what we can hear, producers PLEEG and Eyezic had no problems there, pulling off the feat without much effort. Titled ‘Dead Weight’, their latest single sees two producers from different worlds come together to mix French and American influences in a maelstrom of sound. 

Stream / Download: PLEEG & Eyezic – ‘Dead Weight’

Beyond dynamic, the Quality Goods Records-signed single morphs constantly. One moment crashes fracture into a million fragments, the next we’re thrown into a tango with Latin-type beats. All of this is neatly packaged in the cleanest mix. Upfront and personal, the track begins with a sustained background of dark bass that contrasts with stunning, emotive vocals, which speak to the subject of romantic turmoil or disinterest even. Eyezic refers to “moody dark lyrics”, and his description is perfect. 

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