Back in November, Fatal Vision released ‘Haven’t We Been Here Before’.
Fatal Vision may be a new name in the rock scene today, but the band was born back when hard rock ruled MTV and every arena from coast to coast. Hailing from Ottawa, Canada, Simon Marwood and fellow founding members Chris Hirsekorn and Howie Manderson combined their love for bands Europe, Survivor and Van Halen to bring a refreshing sound to melodic rock. But life often brings unexpected changes, and Fatal Vision was put into park. Fast forward to 2019, and Marwood received an unexpected birthday gift to record at a local studio. Instead of following the well-trodden path of recording a cover song, he dusted off his numerous notebooks of songs from decades past. With the blessing of the original members, these sessions saw the Fatal Vision machine roar suddenly back to life.
The band members are exceptional – Andrew Burns (bass), Juan Miguel Gomez Montant (guitars), Scottie Irving (keyboards) and Alex Wickham (drums). Fatal Vision is a band with both the skills and the knowledge to realize a powerful musical vision.
About the track, Simon says “This song is the conclusion of the story that plays out over the Once album. It’s about second chances at love and happy endings. Something we should all get. I wrote the bulk of it back in 1989, and then wrapped up the second verse and the bridge in 2019.”
The High Kings released ‘Connemara Bay’ on 4th November.
After 15 years at the top of their game, The High Kings are still delighting fans and selling out venues around the world to an ever- growing army of loyal fans. Having already surpassed a million listeners on Spotify, The High Kings are excited to release their brand new single ‘Connemara Bay’.
‘Connemara Bay’ is the first track from their upcoming, eighth studio album, which see The High Kings collaborate with the elite of Irish Music. Written exclusively for the band, by Conor O Donoghue and JC Stewart ‘Connemara Bay’ is a brand new, upbeat folk anthem for our time. Capturing all the synergies of The High Kings’ folk brilliance, together with a catchy chorus & unforgettable melody, ‘Connemara Bay’, is sure to set the airwaves alight and catapult the band to a whole new level.
Speaking about ‘Connemara Bay’, The High Kings say, “It’s been an amazing journey so far, and to be releasing new original folk music to our army of fans is so exciting. We still adore playing all the hits, but to create this new generation of folk song is a dream come true. And to work with such amazing talents is the icing on the cake.”
Charmaine Wohlmann released ‘Avalanche’ on 10th November.
Pop, soul, blues and country artist, Charmaine Wohlmann, is based in London, England.
After taking a period of time to perfect her song writing and triumphing over much struggle, Charmaine Wohlmann released her long awaited début single ‘Avalanche’. With live performances planned for 2023, Charmaine Wohlmann’s music has cascading vocals and emotions.
On 21st November, Blondshell released ‘Sepsis’.
Recording and performing under the name Blondshell, Sabrina Teitelbaum has quickly put herself on the map with the release of her first two singles last summer. In November she shared new single ‘Sepsis’. Once again she exemplifies her incredible song craft through tension-building soft-to-loud transitions. Raw and anthemic, its brutally honest lyrics cover therapy, toxic men, and ‘getting saved by validation’ – but with an optimism that things can get better if you ask for what you deserve in a relationship.
When she released the new single, Blondshell also announced she will be touring in Europe in 2023.
Blondshell UK Live Dates:
11th May – The Great Escape, Brighton
13th May – Point Ephemere, Paris
14th May – Le Grand Mix, Tourcoing
15th May – Helios37, Cologne
17th May – Privatclub, Berlin
18th May – Molotow Skybar, Hamburg
19th May – London Calling Festival, Amsterdam
20th May – Botanique, Brussels
24th May – Moth Club, London
25th May – YES, Manchester
26th May – The Louisiana, Bristol
27th May – Wide Awake Festival, London
30th May – Primavera Sound, Barcelona
6th June – Primavera Sound, Madrid
Riovaz released ‘Tantrum (Pace Yourself)’ on 16th December.
Budding artist, Riovaz, looks inward atop a fluttering dance soundscape on his new single ‘Tantrum’. The New Jersey newcomer’s pen is typically sharp after recent releases positioned him as an acute observer of romance gone wrong. A continuation of his poignant lyricism, ‘Tantrum’ is available now.
‘Tantrum’ brings home a banner year for Riovaz. In 2023, Riovaz will look to deepen the connection with his burgeoning fan base. His 13-date ‘RIORAVE’ headline tour will kick off to a sold-out show in Los Angeles on February 2nd, and snake through several cities before heading overseas for six March shows.
‘Riorave’ US & Europe Tour Dates:
02/02/23 The Echo Los Angeles, CA SOLD OUT
10/02/23 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
11/02/23 Club Dada Dallas, TX
17/02/23 The Abbey Orlando, FL
18/02/23 Aisle 5 Atlanta, GA
23/02/23 Baby’s All Right Brooklyn, NY SOLD OUT
25/02/23 Subterranean Chicago, IL
01/03/23 Frannz Club Berlin, Germany
02/03/23 Yuca Cologne, Germany
04/03/23 Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
06/03/23 Volta Brussels, Belgium
07/03/23 Les Etoiles Paris, France
09/03/23 Camden Assembly London, United Kingdom
LJ Coon has released ‘I Know I’m Just the Other One’.
We’ve previously heard a number of tracks from LJ Coon (‘Thank You for Being my Glasses’ (Week 70, October 2022), ‘I’ll Tell the World I Love You’ (Week 67 October 2022) ‘Pretty Blue Eyes’ (Week 60, August 2021) ‘Full Tilt Boogie’ (Week 64, September 2022) and ‘Victoria-Victoria’ Week 79).
This time his latest release is a ‘porcupine lounge act’, singing it’s little heart out.
Kid Alina has released ‘Life Goes On’.
Kid Alina, the singer from southern Germany has just turned 13. She has already had over 3 million streams with her previous song. Plus it has been played more than 8,000 times on various radio stations worldwide and has landed at the top of numerous DJ charts.
The new song, ‘Life Goes On’ is again a happy EDM slap bass song with a catchy melody and will definitely establish itself with the audience.
Yiğit Çıtak released ‘All About Me’ on January 1st.
We’ve previously heard ‘Feels Right’ from Yiğit Çıtak (silent “G” as “YEET” /jiːt/) back in August 2021 (Week 9)! His new single ‘All About Me’ is an ode to living your life to the fullest and not letting anyone else control it. The song is extremely catchy, dynamic, and motivating, and it encourages the listener to take control of their life, learn from their mistakes, and not blame anyone for their misfortune, but rather change for the better. It’s a celebration of individuality and being proud of who you are, and it will motivate you to take control of your life.
Yiğit has been working on this new project for the past year and is excited to share it with the world. He said, “I’m excited to share this new song with everyone. I hope it speaks to everyone who hears it and will inspire people to be their best selves and to always stay true to themselves.”
Yiğit is a British-Turkish multi-instrumentalist musician, singer- songwriter and producer from London. He has travelled extensively around Europe with his band, and they have developed a fan base from many countries.
‘All About Me’ is available on all digital platforms
Bimini’s ‘Different Kinds of People’ is impacting on 6th January.
Speaking about the single, Bimini says, “The song is for everyone. It feels like a real moment to share with you to understand a glimmer of the music I’ve been working on for 20 months. It means a lot to me and I’m blown away I got to work with some people that are super talented and I hugely respect in the industry. To write with @jinjinofficial and @eykmusic and work with @ayyybenjy was just wild to me and I hope the song makes you dance and be happy. Life’s too short to be sitting round miserable.”
Hurricane #1 are releasing a new single, ‘The Reason’.
With a creative energy reflective of their name, Hurricane#1 swept across into the indie/Brit pop scene after emerging in 1997. Formed by Alex Lowe and former Ride Member Andy Bell, the band signed to Creation Records. Cue a lively line of singles breaching the UK Top 50, including the classic, ‘Step into my world’, and similarly well-received and successful albums across the mid to late 90’s.
The terrible news that he had cancer with a poor outlook stopped Alex in his tracks. Well for a moment as the gladiator within returned with gusto and accompanied by the guidance of Alan McGee, he reformed Hurricane#1 with a new line-up and hungrily going on to release a clutch of albums and touring the UK.
Alex entered into dialysis in November last year but of course the fighter remains, and the band are poised to send another spark through the music scene with their new album, ‘Can’t get there from here’, its release scheduled for early 2023. Alex’s prowess as vocalist/guitarist is aligned to the equally dextrous invention of bassist Mark McCinness, guitarist Richard Rapa, and drummer Chris Campbell; a unit of enterprise ready to share its own creative fighter within starting with new, three track, single ‘Autopilot Man’.
About the tracks, Alex says, “I wrote all 3 songs that are featured on the Autopilot Man single whilst sitting in dialysis to be honest. It takes 4 hours to clean my blood, so I write songs to take away the boredom in hospital!”
Samia released ‘Pink Balloon’ in December.
On 6th December, Samia shared two new songs from her anticipated sophomore album, ‘Honey’. That album is set for release on January 27th, 2023.
‘Pink Balloon’ and ‘Sea Lions’ are companion songs that represent different stages in the dissolution of a relationship; one from a place of perspective, and one stuck struggling in the murky waters of desperation in its immediate aftermath. The singles arrived with two powerful, thematically linked videos directed by Samia and Jacqueline Justice.
Samia says, “‘Pink Balloon’ is about trying to stay in someone’s life after it got too close and complicated. ‘Sea Lions’ is the sentiments of ‘Pink Balloon’ but less zoomed out – sitting in it, too angry to try and work it out but too sad to let it go. Remembering the good times, finding old voicemails and trying to decide where it went wrong on a loop.”
BONG-747 will release ‘Big Brother’ on 28th January 2023.
The OMNINORM record label is extremely proud to present Big Brother, the debut maxi-single from the artist known as Bong-747. This release is officially approved by the Ministry of Truth recommended for listening by the Ministry of Love, and is also fully certified by the Thought Police. When creating this record, the actual theses developed by the participants in the momentous Congress of the Inner Party were taken into account. Remember, only those who bought and constantly listened to the Bong-747 sound recordings will not be considered unpersons, unlike consumers of some kinds of questionable and harmful music genres.
As follows from the artist’s biography, which can be found on page 344 of the list of musicians, writers, and poets officially approved by the Ministry of Truth, in his youth Bong-747 sang in the order-bearing choir named after Big Brother. Since the mid-nineties, he participated in several musical projects of a patriotic orientation and performed in front of the military personnel of the vanguard garrisons of our Glorious and Victorious Army.
The maxi-single contains the original version of Big Brother music piece, as well as five remixes of it. In the course of numerous experiments carried out by experts from the Ministry of Plenty, it was scientifically proven that listening to this release helps to boost labour productivity in factories of the military-industrial complex and increase milk yield in cattle. The Ministry of Peace, in its turn, recommends listening to this recording at official party meetings and during military manoeuvres at training grounds for armoured forces, especially so during the nation’s Hate Week.
The original version of Big Brother is featured in the music video, which can be viewed on YouTube
The Big Brother maxi-single is available digitally starting January 28. The video is coming a week later and vinyl after that. Avoid Room 101 – listen now and accept the unconditional love for Big Brother.
Glory to our Beloved Leader and to our Great Party!
BONG-747 have a li.sten.to page with links to all their social media and streaming platforms.
A recording of the show is available on MixCloud.
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