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September 14, 2023 Enigmatic musician Totten Bridge shares infectious single ‘Please Dont Love Me’

Enigmatic musician Totten Bridge shares infectious single ‘Please Dont Love Me’

Talented New York musician Totten Bridge unveiled his irresistible single, ‘Please Don’t Love Me,’ through StephJam Music on the 14th of July 2023. Defying the constraints of a single genre, this artist has amassed a remarkable 1.5 million streams across various platforms and has garnered notable recognition from esteemed publications such as Notion Mag, Earmilk, Backseat Mafia, and Medium.

Totten Bridge‘s musical style defies easy categorization, drawing inspiration from both British and American influences that span the spectrum from rock to pop, folk to Motown, and frequent forays into the world of EDM. At the core of his artistry are infectious melodies and meticulously crafted musical arrangements that climax in anthemic sing-along choruses. His lyrical themes orbit around the universal subjects of love and life, communicated with a straightforward and relatable prose, designed to deeply resonate with each listener on an emotional level.

‘Please Don’t Love Me’ delves into these thematic depths. Through clever and poignant lyrics, Totten Bridge contemplates the ephemeral nature of love and our habitual use of the word ‘forever,’ even when we privately recognize its hollowness. This composition fuses Latin rhythms with an EDM heartbeat, embellished with intricate guitar harmonies woven over tropical house progressions. It not only captures the ear with its catchy hooks and relatable content but also boasts an adaptability suited for both radio airwaves and the pulsating atmosphere of a nightclub. One can easily envision it serenading a sun-soaked Caribbean beach or pulsating from a taxi radio in the bustling heart of New York City.

Totten Bridge had this to say: “I wrote “Please Don’t Love Me” as a tongue-in-cheek ode to the joys of living life to the fullest and living and loving in the moment. I wanted the song to be fun and playful and enjoyed while hanging out at the beach with a bunch of friends. I wrote the song on guitar and then built the tracks around the basic guitar.”

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November 23, 2022 Fiery rock band Mellor unveils new album Problematic Passions

Fiery rock band Mellor unveils new album Problematic Passions

Image credit: Alex Wickenden

UK rock band Mellor has released their latest album Problematic Passions via Triple B Records. The formidable band’s formerly released EP, Dive into the Strange, enjoyed the #2 spot on the iTunes rock album chart and #3 on the Amazon Music rock album chart. Locally, Mellor graced the airwaves of the prestigious BBC Introducing Berkshire, BBC Radio 1, and BBC 6.

Stream / Download: Mellor – Problematic Passions LP

The new album’s song lineup tells a story. The last track concludes satisfactorily, presenting answers to questions pondered regarding the conflicting and agonising emotions explored in every track that proceeds the first song. ‘Could If I Would’, the first track in the album, deals with anticipated hope, courage, and a certain conflicting inability to act in a certain way. The conflict is appeased and essentially addressed in the last track, ‘Call It Off’, which deals with letting go of a situation that does not benefit the self, especially if there is an internal personal conflict.

Mellor relays the conceptual composition of Problematic Passions: “Jake Day has done an impeccable job of mixing the songs and working with us to find the personality of the album. Although not a true concept album, it has a recurring theme of the bad things people do or get themselves into. A problematic passion could be anything from drugs and stealing to manipulation and money troubles”.

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October 21, 2022 Mellor rejuvenates with single ‘Meet me by the Ocean’

Mellor rejuvenates with single ‘Meet me by the Ocean’

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Under Triple B Records, the fierce indie rock band Mellor released their latest single ‘Meet me by the Ocean’ on the 21st of October, preceding their forthcoming album Problematic Passions. Mellor was started by Gary Kingham and Josh Woodward who met in college and is comprised of Josh Woodward on bass, Gary Kingham on guitar and lead vocalist, Kristian Bell on guitar and Sam Igoe on drums.

Stream / Download: Mellor – ‘Meet Me By The Ocean’

Mellor’s ‘Meet me by the Ocean’ discharges formidable confidence as heard in the powerful vocals that are enduring in their transmission of the emotions behind the lyrics and consistently illicit anticipation in listeners about the subsequent vocal cords. The words that come to mind regarding the vocalisation are robust, commanding and mighty among many which are carefully and perfectly woven into the musical notes of the song.    

Mellor discusses the theme of the single with these words: “MMBTO is a tragic love story. It’s about a suicide pact, a couple who end their lives together peacefully before the world consumes them. In a world of war and global warming, it’s a sobering fantasy of walking into the ocean together, side by side. It’s a track that doesn’t quite follow our usual formula. It came together organically, stemming from Kris’s (lead guitar) pedalling riff and the ambient guitar line/vocal combination”.

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October 14, 2022 Masterly musicians The Burma drop Sucker For Stars

Masterly musicians The Burma drop Sucker For Stars

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Under the imprint, The Burma Music, the zealous and dynamic Indie rock band The Burma is releasing their debut album and also sharing the title track on the 14th of October. The triplicate band consist of Peter Piggott (on guitar), Doherty (on drums) and Tony O’Donovan (on vocals). The talented musicians have churned a feverous sound akin to  MGMT and Foster, among others. 

Stream / Download: The Burma – Sucker For Stars LP

The lyricism in Sucker For Stars is impeccable, poetic, and drenched in spoken words and storytelling that brings the mind to a standstill so that one can better grasp the awe-inspiring characteristics of good composition that envelops Sucker For Stars. Every song contains engaging lyrics, rich in constructive lessons and filled with skilful songwriting.    

The Burma reflects on the sound that distinguishes Sucker For Stars: “The album represents two different sounds for us – the first, made up of 6 older songs which we’ve held onto over the years- and then 5 brand new songs showing where our writing style is at in its current form. It’s a milestone moment for us to have our debut album out in the world, it’s been a long time coming”. 

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