Maeve Steele – Real

Maeve Steele – Real

 

Maeve Steele – Real

Maeve Steele – Real

 

ARTIST NAME: Maeve Steele

 

SONG TITLE: Real

 

ALBUM TITLE: Maeve Steele

 

RELEASE DATE: May 17, 2019

 

GENRE: Pop/Electro-Pop/Indie-Pop

 

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Pop-Noir songstress and blue-velvet vocalist Maeve Steele revives the timeless iconography that redefined commercial music.

 

Forged in flames ignited by the likes of Etta James, Billie Holiday, and Amy Winehouse, Maeve Steele’s music promises longevity, reminiscent of the soulful, rhythm & blues legends that came before her.

 

Born and raised in the larger-than-life Bay Area, California, Maeve was baptized by San Francisco’s paradigmatic summer of love melodies, captivated by counter-culture pioneers and rock n’ roll originators, like Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan.

 

Immersed in a haven for untamed creative souls, Maeve’s artistry was driven by a synergy of Folk, Rock, Hip-Hop, Soul and new-wave Pop.

 

Her innate, uncompromising and eclectic love of music led her to become a classically trained violinist, later learning to play guitar and piano.

 

Boasting intoxicating, cocktail-pop instrumentation and effortless swagger, Maeve holds the written word to a sanctified standard.

 

A champion on behalf of raw realism, Maeve’s lyricism allows universality to sound extraordinary, coupling fragility with an unmatched intensity— plain-spoken poetry, adorned with progressive pop production.

 

Steele made her debut with Burn— the stripped-down single, showcasing her authentic narration of walking truth. Maeve Steele’s sophomore project MAEVE STEELE-LP—a dual- track release, featuring the singles ‘Tourist’ and ‘Real’— is poised to both rival and inspire today’s mainstream hits.

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Tell us when you are most comfortable to sing.

In the car.

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Tell us what you like to write about in your lyrics.

I like to write about how I’m feeling in ways I’ve never heard it worded or described before, that hits it right on the head without being obvious.

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State your most emotional song and the reason.

‘Tourist’ is probably my most emotional song, at least to write. It really explores a specific period of time in my life, and how it felt to be going through the motions.

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Discuss the process in finding the right sound for your vocals.

My songs always start with a line or string of words and turn into a full song often with a guitar, maybe a piano. Once the songs are fully written; it’s about exploring the themes to find the sounds that fit with them in order to build the song up and really convey what it is about.

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State the challenges you have faced as a musician.

The hardest part of being a musician is putting yourself out there in a way that’s really vulnerable.

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Tell us your opinion on how artists should raise funds for their music projects.

There are so many opportunities to make money through live performance, and so many unconventional live music opportunities.

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Tell us about the present state of your fan base.

Small but powerful!

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Tell us if you consider sharing your music with the world or a specific geographical zone.

Ideally, I’d love to share it with the world; it may take a while to get there.

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State your genre of music.

My genre is kind of a compilation of all the previous genres and artists that have shaped me as a songwriter, I didn’t necessarily sit down and pick a genre as much as I just started writing and let it evolve over time.

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State the title of your best song.

I don’t know about best, but ‘Real’ is the most popular.

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Tell us your greatest supporter.

My family – when I was too shy to even play outside of my bedroom they always encouraged and pushed me out of my comfort zone.

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Tell us the artists that have impacted you.

Amy Winehouse, Tash Sultana, Tame Impala, Joni Mitchell.

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Describe the listeners that listen to your music.

Crying on the dance floor.

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Tell us many ways of generating revenue as an artist.

Live music is the big one – as well as using your songs alongside anything that can accompany them visually.

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Tell us the future of the music business.

Diverse and accessible.

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Discuss the gains and losses of technology to the music business.

Technology has given access to a lot of opportunities to create and share music without the connections and money that it used to take. However, it’s harder to make a splash in the music scene because there’s so much out there.

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Tell us if you still make CDs of your release.

Not yet, but I’d love to get something on vinyl eventually!

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Real’ and ‘Tourist’ kind of go hand in hand to explore a certain period of my life – both look at the ups and downs.

 

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The Ruffs - Alligator

The Ruffs – Alligator

 

 The Ruffs - Alligator

The Ruffs – Alligator

 

Artist’s Name: The Ruffs

 

Song: Alligator

 

Release Date: 8th June 2019

 

Genre: Rock’n’Roll/Garage

 

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The Ruffs are a three-piece from Nottingham made up of Connor Spray (Guitar, Vocals), Tyler Spray (drums) and Blaine Monk (Bass).

 

Their sound is a 90’s garage/Rock ‘n’ Roll mix. Having formed three years ago they have progressed well from the simple early support slots at grass root level venues around Nottingham right up to present day having just supported Black Grape at Rock City main stage.

 

They supported The Bluetones at Rock City, also earlier this year the band played at Le Truskel in Paris and took 50+ people along with them from all over the country. The gig was a massive success.

 

Last summer they played Bearded Theory Festival and Y Not Festival as well as successful gigs with This Feeling in Nottingham and Manchester gigging in most of the UK’s cities, most notably playing the Islington O2 Academy in London.

The Ruffs have supported DMA’s, Amazons, Pretty Vicious, The Enemy, Black Grape, Bluetones.

Their music has featured on Dean Jacksons BBC Introducing East Midlands show as well as an in-studio interview with him which was followed up with a BBC Intro gig at Rough Trade in Nottingham.

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

From the horse’s mouth – ‘The next big thing.’

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

Personally, its more lyric based, meanings, story, making sense or not as some songs can do but still be really good. The actual music depends more on my mood whether or not I’m proper into it or not at that point in time.

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Tell us the names of the producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Not too sure of many producers to be honest. We’ve got a great thing going with our current producer Phil Booth of JT Soar in Nottingham. He recently had Sleaford Mods in there and worked with another top Notts band Kagoule.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Wouldn’t mind collaborating with Shaun Mendez.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

 Stoned.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

Not interested in fame, though it is inevitable if you are part of something a lot of people are in to. Success, I’d say is where you’ve gone out and got something that has led you to look back on hard work and bad times with a smile.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Collaborated already with Nottingham rapper Jah Digga which was a great experience and showed how both artists can cross genres and still make a great track. In the future…I don’t really know. Shaun Mendez?

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

I can’t really remember when my very first time on stage was or being in a studio. I know it took me a while to get used to working in the studio though and learning that whole process of how things are put together to build and build towards a final point.

 

We record our tracks live now and it’s the best way for us whereas in the past at first we did it all in separate stages and I couldn’t get the hang of it.

 

We excel at playing live, so it made sense to play the songs live so they sounded the same as when we gig them. I enjoy the studio a lot more now and am always thinking of different things to try out, anything goes really.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

I don’t really approach songwriting, I’d say it approaches me. I’ve written songs whilst driving to town in my car before, a full song. Then I have got songs that I started years ago but just can’t finish. Songwriting is a mad old deal. I’m blessed to be someone that is into it and can make it work; I do love it and never switch off from it. But it can be a nightmare when you try chasing it and it’s just not working at that moment.

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.

I’m all about blending genres, sounds, experimentation and everything else wonderful and weird. Someone will like it, even if it’s only you…

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Take it on board and use it for fuel. Either that or listen to Shaun Mendez.

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Elaborate on what compels you to sing.

I never feel compelled to sing. I just sing because that’s me and that’s what I do.

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

Sing into a microphone that is plugged into a computer/ recording device or my iPhone.

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Elaborate on the song.

Written about four years ago – Based loosely on modern day love and social media intertwined with Mick Dundee and Shaun Mendez.

 

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Siobhan Mazzei - I'm Not Scared

Siobhan Mazzei – I’m Not Scared

 

Siobhan Mazzei - I'm Not Scared

Siobhan Mazzei – I’m Not Scared

 

ARTIST NAME:  Siobhan Mazzei

 

SONG TITLE:  I’m Not Scared

 

RELEASE DATE: 21 June 2019

 

GENRE: Alt Rock/Folk/Grunge/Singer Songwriter

 

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Wearing a heavy coat of grunge rock, her music acts as apologues of seclusion, transmogrification and undoubtedly individualism.

 

Siobhan tells cautionary tales for the society dating back to scratched images on a cave wall and releases the caged frustration of today’s world.

 

Intelligent songwriting that cuts to the bone, brooding with imagery alike the stories of the Brothers Grimm, is hypnotic in Siobhan’s Gaelic tinged vocal.

 

Growing up on the hem of a city center, as a teenager, Siobhan found her solace in the shelves that lined her bedroom walls.

 

Fascinated by documentaries about human action, and wearing out her DVDs and video games, through living she became involuntarily exposed to the tragedy and wonder of the world around her.

 

In turn, she cut her teeth by playing guitar in high school screamo and metal bands, whilst worshipping those who dared to bare themselves on stage and forever etched on a record.

 

Finally able to sacrifice to the screaming inside her heart urging her to use her own voice, Siobhan found a release for the frustration as a young person who had already experienced heartbreak.

 

As a part of the first generation of musicians uploading covers to YouTube, Siobhan released the apprehensions and anxieties of adolescence into music. From a delicate whisper in the ear to screaming hysteria, Siobhan has trained not only her voice but herself.

 

Crafting music that nestles in your ear as easily as the propaganda of today’s popular culture, Siobhan’s latest release, Consumed By Chaos, is a rip-roaring whirlwind.

 

“I was absolutely knackered when writing the EP. I think the ideology behind the Consumed By Chaos EP is that is literally what I was. The songs that were coming out were more erratic than my older stuff. So much was going on, and it naturally just happened.”

 

For Siobhan, the EP represents a change in direction and an outlet that was needed for a while, for it wrote itself when the time was right.

 

“Although chaos was around me, I finally had control.” she says.

 

Having been crippled by writer’s block, the words started to pour out in a cathartic flood.

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Discuss how you find the sounds that fit your vocals.

It found me I guess!

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Tell us how you come up with ideas to create your lyrics.

Usually, I use whatever life has thrown at me, to be honest! Then it’s just a case of making it rhyme.

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Tell us how you ensure the music producer balances your vocals with the instrumentals properly.

I guess it depends on who you work with – I found from previous experience taking a demo of it and playing it in the car. If it sounds good in a car it sounds good anywhere!

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Discuss the recording process of this song.

I worked with Neil Segrott at Tiny Studios. We tracked the drums and guitar together first then layered everything else on top.

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Tell us your experience recording the vocals.

I’ve always had a good experience and find it pretty easy. It’s always good to lean back when projecting and all the little bits and tricks you sort of learn on the job! I’ve recorded vocals for my own stuff as well as a recent project for the BBC and Grace Petrie.

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Tell us how you ensure your songs sound well.

Sound well?  I guess again it depends on who you work with. I just go with what sounds good to me as that’s what’s important.

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State the best means of generating income in today’s music business.

You tell me! Ha!

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State the people involved in creating this song and their roles.

I wrote the song and the parts – it was just a case of the band putting their unique twist on it.

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Explain how you get involved in music.

I started off at open mic nights about ten years ago which led to actual shows and just gradually went up from there.

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State your favourite song and the reason.

My favourite song is Olafur Arnalds – 3055. If you listen to it you will know why. It’s just beautiful.

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Tell us your opinion on the use of digital effects on vocals.

I don’t have a problem with it to a certain extent.  As long as you’re not miming live then it’s fine!

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Explain the relevance of creativity to music.

Well, you got to be creative to make music right?  Statistically, music helps stimulate the brain particularly creatively so it’s all relative.

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Tell us the steps to take before going into the studio to record.

Rest and rehearse. Make sure your band is tight before you even think of stepping in a studio.  Know the songs like the back of your hand and make sure you work out the BPM of your tracks before you go in.

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Tell us what you know about your fans.

All I know is that I am very grateful and appreciate their time and effort to come to shows. I love making new friends. I’ve made so many pals through my music and I think that’s great.

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Tell us if you see music as a rewarding career.

I believe so – once you break through.  I can’t imagine doing anything else with my life.

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Tell us what you will do apart from music.

Well, I am currently working a day job as most musicians nowadays will tell you!

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Tell us if you will prefer to watch a movie to listening to music.

Music of course.

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Elaborate on the song.

The song came to me as a sort of fight between the dark and the light. It can be interpreted many ways, but for me, it was about fighting your demons.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

My artist name was given to me by my parents. Mazzei is Italian and Siobhan actually came from my Mum watching an interview with the band Bananarama on TV. One of the members is called Siobhan and my mum thought the name was nice and well here I am!

 

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Dav Paris - Party Till The Sun Up

Dav Paris – Party Till The Sun Up

 

Dav Paris - Party Till The Sun Up

Dav Paris – Party Till The Sun Up

 

ARTIST NAME: Dav Paris

 

SONG TITLE: Party Till The Sun Up

 

ALBUM TITLE: Lost

 

RELEASE DATE:  June 7th, 2019

 

GENRE: Hip-Hop/Rap/Electro-Pop

 

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At 25 years old, Chicago native Dav Paris breaks into the Chicago music scene with his debut EP titled “Lost.”

 

Influenced by aspects across all genres of music, with a focus on pop, hip-hop, and electro-pop and, the sounds Dav creates are both fresh and exciting.

 

Through his lyrics, Dav takes the listener on a rollercoaster of emotions—from love and heartbreak to loss and confusion. “Lost” delivers a unique yet relatable perspective for those just trying to figure life out.

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Tell us how you develop your sound and style to make it different from other musicians. 

I don’t believe anything is completely different or new. People get inspired by things that have already been done and seemed to mold it into their own, which is what I’ve done. Everything has been done in some sort of way.

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Tell us your opinion on the way new artists are coming up and the frequent release of songs.

I mean if it works for you, awesome. I believe in taking my time. I’ve never been one to rush a song and never will. I’m a bit of a perfectionist which is a gift and a curse. Sometimes it takes me two weeks to write a song and other times it takes me 30 minutes. Either way, I will go over it a million times until I feel it is right, which is rare. I guess it all depends on how my energy is that day.

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Tell us your opinion on streaming and digital download of songs.

I think it is nice. It gives the independent artist a great chance of getting noticed and better opportunities to be successful in music.

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Tell us your goals and plans. 

For people to listen to my music and know even though life is hard, everything will be okay.

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Tell us five current artists that are your favourite. 

  1. Drake

  1. Martin Garrix

  1. Calvin Harris

  1. Dua Lipa

  1. Lil Nas X

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Tell us your best song up to date.

Party Till The Sun Up.

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Tell us your dream and hope for the future.

To make people feel good with the art I create.

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Tell us what has changed in the music industry.

There are a lot more tools for independent artists now than before.

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Tell us your opinion on television/radio stations playing the same songs from established artists and giving little chances to independent artists. 

I think it’s bogus. Half are industry plants. It should be real artists to get real recognition.

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Tell us the challenges independent artists are facing and how to tackle it. 

Direction for your career and value for your art – I think a way to tackle that would be to find a manager.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

The Deli Magazine

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Tell us your opinion on using social media to promote music online.

I think it’s beautiful. It’s easier to get your music in front of potential fans with advertisements.

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Tell us about your music career.

It’s just starting so, so far so good. This is my first major release and it feels dope.

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Tell us what still motivates you to go on with your music career. 

Expression. Overcoming fear of expressing.

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Tell us about you as a person.

I love watching films and making music while drinking a Coke.

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Elaborate on the story behind the song. 

It’s about kids going out and falling in love at the moment.

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Tell us the process involved in making this song.

It is basically just a combined amount of times I’ve gone out with friends and strangers and had a good night – Inspiration from events that took place.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Dav is a nickname my friends all gave me growing up so it is a part of who I am. Paris – because I’m from Europe.

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

“Party Till The Sun Up” pretty self-explanatory haha.

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State the title of the album and the reason for choosing the title.

The EP is titled “Lost”. I named it this because each song is an expression of how I felt at a certain point and time in my life. All have to do with relationships I’ve found myself in. The songs feel bipolar when you listen to all three in order.

 

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Hendrix - Dispirited

Hendrix – Dispirited

 

Hendrix - Dispirited

Hendrix – Dispirited

 

Artist Name: Hendrix

 

Song Title: Dispirited

 

Release Date:  6/25/2019

 

Genre: Indie Electronic/Electronic Pop

 

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Discuss how you find the sounds that fit your vocals.

I experiment.  I usually find the sounds and work the vocals in.

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Tell us how you come up with ideas to create your lyrics.

I think I’m a little bit different from other artists on how they create the music.  For me, the music creates the lyrics.  The music puts me in a mood.  I derive emotion from the mood, and then put the emotion in a setting.

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Tell us how you ensure the music producer balances your vocals with the instrumentals properly.

The mix is always fluid.  I think because of my unorthodox style of writing and developing the music, it can be difficult to find the balance.  I feel we’ve done a really good job with ‘Dispirited’ and the other songs that can be found on the website.

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Discuss the recording process of this song.

I start all the songs on acoustic guitar and then move them to the computer in my home studio.  Once I’ve figured out the “canvas”, I move it to a studio to add the analog and vocals.

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Tell us your experience recording the vocals.

I don’t sing…I wish I did, but I wasn’t blessed with the gift.  I’ve been blessed with working with some very talented vocalists as is the case with ‘Dispirited’ where Katie Shorey lent her amazing gift.

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Tell us how you ensure your songs sound well.

It’s a process.  We mix…I take them home and listen and listen and listen…make notes and bring back to the studio.  It can go quick or slow.

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State the best means of generating income in today’s music business.

Generating income at an independent level is extremely hard.  Having access to social media, internet, etc. helps to some extent.  I think it’s having a unique vibe to your offering.  I’m hoping that through the video series I’m creating on the website will allow a visual presence as well.

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State the people involved in creating this song and their roles.

I wrote and laid down the instrumentation for ‘Dispirited.’  Katie Shorey provided the beautiful vocals.  Robert Eibach from Del Oro Studios engineered, mixed and helped with the production of the song.

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Explain how you get involved in music.

I’ve been around music all my life.  My parents always played various instruments while I was growing up.  I always wanted to do something with music no matter how large or small.

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State your favourite song and the reason.

It’s hard to state a favourite song because that varies with my emotions.  If I’m happy, I like more upbeat music.  If I’m down, I like more solace vibes.  I’m all over the place.

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Tell us your opinion on the use of digital effects on vocals.

I like using effects on vocals.  I look at vocals like any other instrument.  I think you can be creative with them, but again, you can have too much…just like any other instrument.

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Explain the relevance of creativity to music.

I think it’s important to be creative in all aspects of art.

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Tell us the steps to take before going into the studio to record.

As mentioned earlier, I like to have a song ready to go before I record.  I have the “canvas” ready and then put the colours on in the studio.

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Tell us what you know about your fans.

 They have good taste in music!

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Tell us if you see music as a rewarding career.

I don’t see music as a career…I see music as a necessity for my sanity.

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Tell us what you will do apart from music.

My family is my other focus apart from music.  I love them dearly.

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Tell us if you will prefer to watch a movie to listening to music.

I like both mediums and it also depends on my mood.  However, there’s nothing like going on a long drive with a great playlist.

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Dispirited’ is a rather obvious song.  It’s about a love breakup and the pain that goes with it.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

Hendrix, fortunately enough, is my last name.  I would be a liar if I said I wasn’t trying to capitalize on the familiarity of the name.  On top of that, I like the logo that was created to go with the name as well.

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Chameleonize – Velcro Shoes

Chameleonize – Velcro Shoes

 

 Chameleonize – Velcro Shoes

Chameleonize – Velcro Shoes

 

ARTIST NAME: Chameleonize

 

SONG TITLE: Velcro Shoes

 

DATE: May 31st, 2019

 

GENRE: Acid-Jazz/Funk Fusion

 

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Chameleonize is a 6-piece acid-jazz/funk-fusion band based in New York City.

 

The musicians have been playing together since 2015, but collected as “Chameleonize” in August of 2018.

 

Band members include Gabi Feliciano on vocals and alto saxophone, Mo LaMastro and Brian Gipson on guitar, Ben Rudolph on drums, Mikey Rotunno on bass, and Gabe Weitzman on keys.

 

Some influences include Erykah Badu, Snarky Puppy, and Hiatus Kaiyote.

 

Combining complex musical sequences with attractive pop melodies and hip-hop grooves, they exhibit a unique twist on contemporary music.

 

Eager to begin the Chameleonize journey under the management of Jesse Hermann, the band will quickly gain traction and exposure due to their deep-rooted musical compatibility and fresh appeal.

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State your history.

Ben: The band started as a project between Mo, a couple of other musicians, and me in the fall of 2014 while attending SUNY Oneonta.

 

Shortly after the band was conceived, Gabi joined, other musicians left, and then Brian joined.

 

There were many forms of the group in the beginning while we were mainly brainstorming riffs and practicing cover ideas.

 

In the Spring of 2015, the band seemed to come together with incredible synergy and finalize its line-up. Mo and Brian were coming up with cool riffs and chords left and right, Gabi and our founding bass player Jackson were organizing our ideas into fluid and dynamic forms, and I was really excited to be a part of this band. After we played our first show later that semester I knew this was the right group of musicians to work with.

 

As soon as 2016 hit we recorded our first album, with Lana Migliore, another SUNY Oneonta student and a good friend of ours. Later that year our bassist Jackson left school and the band for personal reasons. It was then we found Mikey.

 

Although we enjoyed working with Jackson a lot, Mikey was the bassist for us. He brought the band to where we are now. We finished out our college career with him, playing a school festival, going on a couple of brief tours, and writing lots of new music including ‘Sweep’ and ‘Velcro Shoes.’  Shortly after graduating, we settled into our current moniker of “Chameleonize.”

 

Gabi:  I like to say we started playing together in college, jamming as a unit until we found our sound and eventually came to terms with the name “Chameleonize.”

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Describe yourself as an artist.

Mo: We are a bunch of passionate musicians who love what we do and keep pushing ourselves to be better not only as individuals but as a band. We seek to elevate others and motivate them to be better too

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Tell us the genre of your music.

Ben: We call upon a lot of influences while writing so it’s difficult to narrow it down to one genre most of the time. However, I usually say we’re fusion-jazz-rock-funk to try and cover all the bases.

 

Mo: Acid-jazz-funk-rock-fusion.

 

Gabi: I like to call it soul-prog.

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Tell us the story behind your song.

Mo: Living a life of no regrets?

 

Gabi: Mo wrote the original guitar lick, which we jammed on through a series of a few band practices. Eventually, I wrote the lyrics and melody over that tasty line and we topped it off with a bridge that the band wrote together.

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Tell us the problems you are facing as a musician.

Ben: Being a musician takes a tremendous amount of time between individual practice, band rehearsal, recording, gigging, planning, and promoting. We’re finding that it’s sometimes difficult to balance each of our individual work schedules (we’ve all got to eat) with the band’s schedule. However, when we work through our scheduling the end result is very rewarding.

 

Mo: Not getting paid enough.

 

Gabi: Living in New York City is such a blessing for me as a full-time musician because of the amount of opportunity and inspiration. However, I struggle with work-life balance and deciding how to best spend my time investment. I’d love to play original gigs as much as possible, but I have to do what works for me.

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Discuss the recording and production of the song.

Mo: We did it at the University of Hartford through our keyboardist Gabe Weitzman.

 

Gabi: Gabe Weitzman did an amazing job facilitating the recording process and we are so happy to work with him. He really brought out the best in each musician and in the little bits of the music that make it so special.

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List the names of blogs, radio or television stations that have supported you so far.

Jesse (manager): NYS Music, IGGY Magazine, Lefuturewave, Lastdaydeaf, OddNugget, Nyack News and Views, Say What’s Radio, Newsday, SUNY Oneonta Music Industry Club…

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Elaborate on your music career, experience, and future goals.

Mo: we have only been out of college for a few years, but we plan on writing more and more music, continuing to push ourselves beyond our limits, playing tons of shows, and embarking on more adventures together. 🙂

 

Gabi: I work with a few different groups and projects as a singer, saxophonist, and writer. Almost every day of the week I’m gigging, rehearsing, or checking out new music. I’ve been so fortunate to have support from my family and to have met some incredible friends and colleagues. My future goals are to be a successful songwriter, entrepreneur, and continue performing original music.

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Brief us what inspires you to write, compose and sing.

Mo: My experiences and my loved ones.

 

Gabi: Usually love inspires my writing. Nothing is better than the words and chords spilling out so easily it’s like they were dying to be born.

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Brief us the top-secret behind making a hit song.

Mo: Super-catchy melody and harmony.

 

Gabi: We’ll know once we have a hit song!

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Tell the piece of advice you will give to an upcoming artist.

Mo: Never give up or let anyone discourage you.  Be consistent with your practice and goal-reaching

 

Ben: Get to know your band members playing styles and what they love to play, reflect on your playing style and what you love to play, and see how you can mix these styles in the best way possible. This might take a long time and will almost certainly result in disagreements. However, it will result in music that is unique and displays each musician’s deepest musical passions simultaneously, and it seems to me that bands like this are the ones that catch people’s attention.

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Discuss at length your music careers, albums, songs, tours, recognition or awards you might have received.

Mo: We won the right to play the main stage at OH fest opening for Jesse McCartney.  We’ve toured some of the Northeast U.S…

 

We released “sweep” at the end of last year and released Velcro Shoes a few weeks ago. We have a bunch of new songs tracked currently being polished in the studio.  We are going to release an album this year.  Before that, we plan on releasing a music video and a few more singles.

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Tell us how you write your lyrics, compose, sing and record in the studio.

Mo: We all jam on certain musical ideas and develop them systematically together. Different band members will present different ideas and everyone else will add their own flavour to the idea to make the end result. Sometimes band members will write entire songs and Gabi will write the lyrics and vocal melody to them. Of course, she also writes full songs herself.

 

Gabi: It’s a group effort putting songs together. One of us might write the song, but it’s not completed until the rest of the guys have put that Chameleonize touch on it.

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Name your favourite artists for collaboration. 

Gabi: I’d love to collaborate with Moonchild, Childish Japes, or Masego.

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Share your press release and reviews with us.

New York City-based progressive jazz-funk band, Chameleonize, strikes again with their newest single, “Velcro Shoes,” released on May 31, 2019.

 

This tune is a lively bop about seeing the world in colour even in the cloudiest of situations.

 

The idea of velcro shoes symbolizes the youthfulness and energy we all have the ability to wear any time.

 

This song has become a favourite of the band, with the interesting dynamics and sax/guitar “soli” section that always get listeners moving. Once the beat drops, you’ll be hooked as it’s the perfect “pick-me-up” song…

 

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Tell us how you will spend a million dollars.

Mo: Donate most of it, invest a bunch, spend it on PR and band stuff. Also not worry about paying rent for a while.

 

Gabi: I’d buy a house with a beautiful studio room!

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Discuss music promotion and how you are boosting your fan base.

Mo: We’ve sent our music to several playlists and music reviewers. We have our music on multiple streaming platforms and we infatuate people at our shows, compelling them to follow us on social media and streaming platforms.

 

Gabi: I try to manage our social media as best as possible, always keeping the bug in peoples’ ears. Bringing merchandise such as T-shirts, cards, and stickers to our live shows, spreading the word and helping people remember the experience they had with us.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your music career.

Mo: I’m always hustling.

 

Gabi: Since music is my work, it can be so easy to get completely caught up in it every day. I try not to put too much on my plate so that it never really feels like work. When I’m feeling overwhelmed, I spend time with loved ones, work out, and do yoga.

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State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.

Mo: Chameleonize to us means to adapt and make something your own. Which is what we strive to do with our musical ideas and things that inspire us

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State the title of the song and the meaning.

Gabi: Velcro Shoes – This song is about seeing the world in colour even in the cloudiest of situations. The idea of “vElcro Shoes” came from a negative situation that I wished I could walk away from.  Velcro Shoes symbolize power, youthfulness, and energy that we all have the ability to wear any time we need.

 

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Thailah - Joy

Thailah – Joy

 

Thailah - Joy

Thailah – Joy

 

Artist Name – Thailah

 

Song Title – Joy

 

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Discuss your music process and recording in full details.

The process changes depending on the day and my mood. Sometimes I’ll have lyrics in mind and start there, other times I improvise with live instruments and piece it together. Or, I write to a beat and adlib vocals over it until I have the perfect lyrics.

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Discuss how you get involved in music.

A producer saw me perform in my school show and he invited me to have a studio session. That’s where it all started.

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Elaborate on the secret to success.

That would be telling. 😉 I don’t think anyone has a formula

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Discuss how you distribute your music.

I use an aggregator called Ditto but might change to another in the near future.

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Describe your vocal ability.

Average but I make up for it…

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Tell us how you develop the instrumentation for this song.

These normally come from what has inspired me that day.

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Go into detail on how you create your song.

We created ‘Joy’ on the 7th of Feb 2019. I told the producer (J.AR.J) the type of song/vibe I wanted to create that day and we just vibed it out until we had a rough cut within a couple of hours.

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Discuss your musical ability.

Limitless. I encourage everyone to have a growth mindset.

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Elaborate on the lyrics of the song.

‘Joy’ is about being a push-over and prioritizing other people’s happiness over your own and feeling trapped in situations that compromise your time and energy.

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Discuss the structure of the song.

A dope intro that leads you to strong lyrics, an awesome hook, and a big build for a dramatic finish.

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Discuss your performance

Dramatic – I try to express the emotion of my lyrics rather than focusing on making it sound pretty and perfect.

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Tell us how you prepare for a show or recording session.

I don’t prepare for recording sessions; I’m just excited to create.

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Tell us how you coordinate other musicians or how you relate with your producer in bringing the best out of your song.

I’ve been working with J.AR.J for some time now. We get each other well after so long. I feel like as a creative mind some people don’t understand my randomness. He gets it though, so we’ve created work we’re both proud of.

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Tell us how you entice the listeners with your music.

I couldn’t say how exactly. I just make music I enjoy with meaningful lyrics and that seems to be working.

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Discuss how you promote your music.

I have a team that helps with promotion. I’m pretty useless on those types of things so stick to the creative side.

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Tell us how you ensure your vocal is in harmony with the instrumentation.

I don’t think about it. I just do it. I’ve written a lot of songs and probably if I listened back to the majority I wrote when I was younger the vocals wouldn’t…the more you practice the easier things become.

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Tell us how you build your vocal melody.

Normally I just freestyle on my voice notes and piece together the bits I like.

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Elaborate on the song.

It’s a beat-driven Electro Pop Afro House sound for summer…

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

‘Thailah’ is my real name (thanks mum). I decided not to release an album just yet. The plan is to release singles every month for 2019.

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Share your press release with us.

London, UK, June 19th, 2019

 

Thailah (pronounced Ty-la) emerged from musical obscurity and finds herself lightly lit from the streaming success of last month’s single “Sweet.”

 

Thanks to an assist from Spotify’s New Music Friday, the Londoner has elbowed past established artists into both; the hearts, and playlists of thousands.

 

Like Summertime in London, she’s only just getting started and has quickly delivered “Joy” to accompany “Sweet”, on this Summers soundtrack.

 

The songstress collaborates once again with revered producer J.AR.J, combining Electro-Pop and Afro-House tinged sounds – championed by Thailah’s catchy lyricism, for another “rambunctious bounce-fest” to add to Thailah’s blossoming musical attaché.

 

“Joy” is Thailah’s tertiary periodic release of a busy 2019 and she’ll be showcasing further upcoming singles, alongside her live performance prowess, at Islington’s o2 Academy 2 on July 26th offering a glimpse into a few of her symphonious surprises.

 

The single is all about sacrificing your own happiness, in order to lift other people’s emotions. Being around those people is never the first choice – but it’s clear they need you there.

 

Inspiration for Thailah came from her overly empathetic doormat to people that often take advantage of her kindness. Then realizing she’s let them control too much of her time when she should be doing something for her own wellbeing.

 

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Heart Through Sacrifice - Born From Sin / The Beast

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Heart Through Sacrifice – Born From Sin / The Beast

 

ARTIST NAME: Heart Through Sacrifice

 

SONG TITLE:  Born From Sin / The Beast

 

ALBUM TITLE: Born From Sin / The Beast

 

RELEASE DATE: June 20th, 2019

 

GENRE: Melodic Metal

 

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Progressive metal newcomers, Heart Through Sacrifice, will release their second single from their forthcoming concept album on June 20th, entitled, ‘Born From Sin / The Beast.’

 

This heavier, darker track introduces the next major character from their fantasy story, a half human, half wraith beast, suiting of the battering double bass drums and guitars and the eerie nursery rhyme embedded to unsettle the listener…

 

Heart Through Sacrifice is the project of NZ born, London based musician, producer and creative, Doug Rimington (ex-Voodoo Diamond, Hold The Dawn, The Superhelix), who manages to combine his musicianship with his love for storytelling and burgeoning flair for production.

 

Musically the album (out August 2019 via all digital retailers) showcases Doug’s playing of heavy guitars, frantic drums, and electronic synths – which underpin soaring vocals, courtesy of Corinne Cooper. Her approach helps drive the cinematic narrative of the album and her credits include The Voice, The Chattering Nuns and a number of live performances in the UK and her home of Gibraltar.

 

The story weaved into the music, is about an orphan boy, a heroic warrior woman and an evil monster hunting them down.

 

It revolves around the themes of retribution and revenge, love and redemption, as the warrior fights for vengeance, the boy fights for survival and both seek to regain their humanity while being chased by the beast and her army.

 

The lead track from the album entitled ‘Blood Stained Stone / The Boy’ was released on April 26th and acts as the perfect introduction to the Heart Through Sacrifice sound of melodic progressive metal, boasting an arrangement that ebbs and flows – full of half time break downs, anthemic choruses, and magical storytelling.

 

A full graphic novel is also in the works, to be released at a later date with the artwork by Bec Dennison of Bullet on a String who is also doing the cover and album art.

 

All music on the album has been composed, performed and produced by Doug Rimington with final mixing and mastering duties being carried out by Matt Bew (Whitehouse Studios, Reading, UK).

 

Expect the 3rd single, ‘Eyes of Gold / The Warrior’ to drop in July before the release of the full album in August.

 

Speaking on the album and project as a whole, Doug explains, ‘I finally have something I am truly proud of, something that represents my creative career so far, that I feel is really special and that I cannot wait to share with everyone!’

 

‘Heart Through Sacrifice’ self-titled album will be available in August 2019.

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Tell us your opinion on creativity and originality.

It can be hard to be creative and original in this day in age, we all have our influences. I think for music, it’s best not to think ‘for this genre it must sound this way’, instead just flow with the song and write what feels right.

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Tell us the beginning of your passion for music.

My parents always had the radio on, for long road trips, late nights at home, and so music has embedded in me a sense of ‘home.’

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Elaborate on how you make sure the quality of your sound is high.

I have quite a lot of recording experience and so my ear has been trained to listen out for the smallest problems; however I do not want the music to sound programmed or robotic, so parts are still played to the best of my ability without editing or ‘tweaking.’

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Tell us how you get ideas to develop your songs.

The tone of the guitar, riffs, and a sound… any of these things can trigger the beginnings of a song theme.

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Discuss your music background.

From age 8 I learned piano for 4 years, from there I taught myself guitars, bass, drums, production. From my experience of recording with many other bands, I picked up lots of little tips from other engineers and producers and brought these things into my own recording.

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Discuss your music process.

An idea forms, begin riffing out that idea, flow with it. Leave it for a day and go back to it later with fresh airs, flesh it out with drums and bass, leave it for a day… move on and come back to it later. Flesh it out some more and tighten instrument… add padding and production.

 

The lyrics and vocals all come last in my process as they’re used as another part of the music and not the center piece.

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State five hit songs and name the artists.

I have to be honest; I don’t really listen to pop music so I don’t know many hit songs. But my influences are Killswitch Engage, Tremonti, Devin Townsend, Stone Temple Pilots, Anneke van Giersbergen.

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Tell us how you entertain the audience during a live performance.

This album is a concept album so we do not tend to talk during the set, instead, we let people become absorbed into the music and story…

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List the name of artists that have a similar sound to yours.

No one really sounds similar to us, although we have been compared to Within Temptation, Lacuna Coil and Evanescence.

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Discuss how you think your music is impacting your fans.

I hope people will get involved in the story and really enjoy it for the epic tale that it is becoming.

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Tell us what inspires you to sing.

Passionate, honest moments in a song.

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Discuss this song.

‘Born From Sin/The Beast’ is the second song off the album, it is essentially ‘chapter two’ and introduces the evil monster that is hunting the heroes of the tale and destroying the world.

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Discuss how you develop your melody.

I listen carefully to the music and find the melody that fits, I then send my vocal ideas to the singer and she perfects them.

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Tell us how you master your songs after production. 

All songs are mixed and mastered at Whitehouse Studios in Reading using Pro Tools.

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Discuss how you get your songs to digital stores.

Currently, we use Distrokid as they’re superfast, affordable and actually do what they say they do without any dodgy fine print.

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Discuss how to generate income through music.

Income from this music is not really something I’ve considered, it’s not pop music and I do not have a budget for marketing or advertising. If people come to the shows and enjoy what we do, that is all I could ask for.

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Tell us your piece of advice to a new artist.

Write what feels right, don’t listen to others, be true and honest, the chances of your music succeeding are so slim, if nothing comes of it, at least you will keep your pride and honour.

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State your favourite radio station.

Radio Active (New Zealand).

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Go into details on this song.

Written originally as a heavy song, it uses mainly 8 string guitars and a lot of double bass. The nursery rhyme style verse was put in to add a bit of an eerie atmosphere to the track.

 

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Prima Queen - Milk Teeth

Prima Queen – Milk Teeth

 

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Prima Queen – Milk Teeth

 

ARTIST NAME:   Prima Queen

 

SONG TITLE:  Milk Teeth

 

RELEASE DATE: June 7th, 2019

 

GENRE: Indie Rock/Indie Folk

 

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Prima Queen is an all-female indie/alternative rock band fronted by songwriting duo and best friends Louise Macphail (Bristol, UK) and Kristin McFadden (Chicago, USA).

 

Combining vulnerable and nostalgic storytelling with light-hearted lyrical imagery, their ethereal yet gritty style draws influences from artists such as Julia Jacklin, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

Kristin: Lyrics I connect with and find interesting, but also nice melodies.

 

Louise: When you hear something really relatable expressed lyrically in a way you’ve not thought about before.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Kristin: Joni Mitchell, Prince, Ray LaMontagne.

 

Louise: Julia Jacklin, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Niall Rogers.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

Kristin: I really love the show ‘Easy’ right now on Netflix because it portrays a lot of different types of struggles in relationships, and the whole show feels so real. Also, it’s set in Chicago, which is where I’m from so that’s an extra bonus.

 

Louise: Killing Eve! All the badass women…

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

Kristin: Well fed, slept and watered. Usually, the morning is best.

 

Louise: Confused about something usually – I find songwriting the best way of trying to understand and process feelings about things.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

Kristin: Someone you don’t know singing your lyrics at your show.

 

Louise: Being able to make enough money to live off making music.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Kristin: Julia Jacklin, Haim, The Dixie Chicks, Alanis Morissette, Sheryl Crow.

 

Louise: Lucy Dacus, Khruangbin, Nilufer Yanya, Laura Marling, Sister Sledge.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

Kristin: The first gig we ever played as a band was at the Water Rats. We made our drummer and bassist (both guys) wear blue wigs because we wanted to be an all-female band. Thank god we have real women now!

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

Louise: One of us will have an idea for the concept of a song usually based on one of our own experiences. Then the other person helps facilitate the most honest form of telling the story. Since we’re best friends we know all of each other’s stories and feelings, so we’re really good at helping each other make the song the truest to ourselves.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Kristin: It’s a lot easier to deal with rejection because there are two of us. It’s comforting to have someone who’s in the same position as you and feeling the same things. We keep each other motivated and inspired.

 

Louise: I think if you’re a solo artist it could be difficult to separate yourself from the music you make, so could make rejection difficult. However because there are two of us there’s a bit more separation which makes it easier for us to deal with rejection – it can still be hard sometimes though!

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Elaborate on the song.

Louise: Because Kristin had to move back to America in 2016 for a year we had to work around the time difference between America and England by sending voice memos of song ideas and playing together over FaceTime. ‘Milk Teeth’ is one of the songs we wrote together in this period and is based on two really bad heartbreaks we had around the same time on opposite sides of the world. The conversations we were having as best friends helped us process our feelings and then led to us writing the song.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

Kristin: We wanted our band name to be feminine and powerful, so we knew we liked ‘queen’ being part of it. Then we liked the sound of the word ‘prima’ because it refers to a ‘prima donna.’

 

Louise: The title of the track, ‘Milk Teeth’ comes from a lyric in the song referring to the feeling of ice cream on your baby teeth as a child – the sensation of brain freeze can feel similar to the vulnerability and complete loss of control experienced when heartbroken.

 

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AUTOM8theSKY - Can't Get It Out of My Mind

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AUTOM8theSKY - Can't Get It Out of My Mind

AUTOM8theSKY – Can’t Get It Out of My Mind

 

ARTIST NAME: AUTOM8theSKY

 

SONG TITLE: Can’t Get It Out of My Mind

 

ALBUM TITLE: AUTOM8theSKY

 

RELEASE DATE: May 10th, 2019

 

GENRE: Rock

 

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AUTOM8theSKY`s Jody Joseph, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York is most recognized as guitarist and vocalist of the band Chew the Cud.

 

His talents as a singer, songwriter, and guitarist shows in his predominantly guitar-driven alternative rock indie sound, that’s balanced with a splash of electronics, the likes of which has been compared to a wide array of iconic artists such as The Shins, Wilco, Roxy music, Franz Ferdinand, Jeff Lynne, the Cars and David Bowie.

 

Along with the help of award-winning music producer/engineer Arty Shweky, Joseph just finished recording his new EP and is thrilled for its release.

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Discuss your composition and melody.

I was playing around with the chord progression for a while. I was just finding the right moment to fill it with words. I started this song off with a chorus which is something I don’t do too often. I thought the line grabbed me and conveyed the sentiment I wanted to relay.

 

The melody was a work in process between my producer Arty Shwecky and me. We came up with the riffs together. Arty came up with these faint synth lines in the verses which I absolutely loved. It resonated well because the song described moments where my mind was in disarray and his synth lines fit right in.

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Elaborate on the song.

It’s a song about introspection; doing something wrong and correcting it.

 

I had an exchange with one of my daughters.  I had a lot of things on my mind as there was a lot going on at the moment especially prior to my exchange. I was short and abrupt with her. I felt bad and apologized. As transient and small as the incident was, I just couldn’t get it out of my mind for the next half or so. It bothered me that I made her feel bad and responded to her that way.

 

So I began to write. The song was inspired by my exchange with her but was not about her. It should not be taken literally as I wrote with hyperbole.

 

As I progressed in that writing session, I began to pile on with exaggeration as if to allude that everything in my world was going south.

 

My take away as a response to writing “Can’t get it out of my Mind”; just because I had a moment whereby I was hit with multiple issues at every angle, that should not stop me from handling myself with poise and grace with any interaction within those moments.

 

A common theme in some of my songs is being able to handle pressure effectively.

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Elaborate on your music career.

I’ve been playing, and still do with Chew the Cud. Chew the Cud is mostly a cover band playing classic and current alternative rock. We have been playing together since 2008. The band consists of two very dear friends of mine who are like brothers to me, Jeff Beyda and Ted Salame. We’ve known each other since childhood.

 

Our shows are extravaganzas with all different forms of entertainment. Every year is different. Every year has different guests.  Chew the Cud shows are not so much about us – it’s about the show!

 

We do have some originals and have worked on a concept album that will hopefully see the light of day sometime.

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Discuss your motive behind making music.

Growing up, music has always been like food and air for me. As I got into adulthood and life got busier and more complicated, listening to music on a daily basis was not as much of a necessity as it once was. Of course, I would listen and play music but it didn’t have to take place every day.

 

Ironically, for some strange reason, that’s when I began to write. I realized there were things that I needed to say.   There is nothing better than expressing oneself with words in tandem with music – It makes me feel good. If people gravitate towards my music and it makes someone else feel good, then that is the ultimate accomplishment for me.

 

I always had a sound and style in mind. Along with my collaboration with Arty, we implemented that style and we let it morph into something much more, hence the sound of AUTOM8theSKY.

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Discuss your songwriting and themes.

The bulk of a song can take me a half hour to write or it can take me 3 years. There have been ideas and concepts that have sat idle for years only to be rejuvenated and finally come to completion.

 

My easiest writing comes when I’m amidst a situation – When the subject matter is in full swing when my passion is in high gear. My feelings pour out.

 

The challenge is to make those words sound right with the music you are playing.

 

Once you think the song is written to completion; it really isn’t. It ferments in my brain. It will ruminate in my head for 2 – 3 days.

 

I will then go back to the song and tweak and revise until it feels right to me. I try my best to maximize on each song.

 

Most songs I write, I have a chord progression all tied up and ready to go. The melody develops over time.

 

Each song is different in its writing. Some have one topic; some have 3-4 topics going on simultaneously. Some tell a story, some tell several stories in confluence such as “Cracked Guitar.”

 

A given song may have nonfiction in one sentence and fiction in the next. I always say, do not take all my lyrics literally or autobiographical.

 

Some of my songs are vague and could mean anything. I encourage the listener to hear it the way they want to hear it and make associations to how it could fit their particular life.

 

If I can interconnect and have a symbiosis with the listener, then I have achieved my goal as a writer, musician, and artist.

 

There is some diversity in themes and content in my composition.

 

A lot of my writings tackle sociological issues. How human beings interact with one another or how human beings can improve, self-included. Sometimes problems need to be stated so we can correct it.

 

This world we live in is a beautiful world. What makes it beautiful is that things are imperfect. Some moments are great, some are good, some moments are bad, some moments are terrible and some moments are neutral.

 

We are all faced with challenges and we all have to figure out the best ways to work through them.

 

Some songs make references to my loved ones and how they make me happy.

 

Other songs make reference to things that piss me off.

 

A common theme is being inundated with so much going on at once coupled with technology; trying to streamline so I can figure what the heck that’s bothering me.

 

The need and yearning in giving myself ample time to think.

 

Other themes are the difference in perceptions in people or even me. How the mind is working at a given moment. How the mind can play tricks on you; thought patterns which can affect human behaviour.

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Elaborate on your work and achievement so far in your music career.

Too early to tell – “Real to Me” is my debut album.

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Tell us your opinion on using rhymes dictionary or writing software to develop lyrics.

I see nothing wrong with using rhyme dictionaries. It’s not like you’ve never heard of these words you are pulling out. You just need to have access to these words when you need it. They are not always at the forefront of one’s mind.

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Discuss the music industry.

On a positive note – So many choices today as to what to listen to… So many genres – Many songs and artists are an amalgamation of genres.

 

Music listening today is fragmented – So many different vehicles to listen through. You have streaming services, Satellite radio -Sirius, cable TV radio, internet radio, traditional FM-AM, downloading and so on and so on.

 

Because of these different mediums, I feel it’s difficult for artists to dominate and appeal to the masses like they did when I grew up. It’s also difficult for them to have staying power. There are exceptions of course.  Back then, there wasn’t much choice in finding new music.

 

There was FM radio, MTV, VH1 and that’s it. I would read Rolling Stone and Spin magazine cover to cover. If I saw an artist get positive reviews from two different sources, I went out to Tower Records in the village after a night out with friends usually around midnight and bought those CDs. While I was there I would end up picking up some other artists and go deep into their catalogs. This was a once a week ritual.

 

I don’t feel there is one particular style that the masses are listening to…Very different from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s. It’s unlimited today.

 

People say rock n roll is not in favour today. I don’t believe that nor do I care. I’m going to listen to whatever I want whether people think it’s in favour or not. Incidentally, I have been finding plenty of new modern rock artists that I enjoy listening to.

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Elaborate on how you prepare yourself for a recording session.

When I’m in the studio, I make sure to eat a meal beforehand and I drink a lot of water.

 

Vocally, I take a good 15 -20 minutes of takes before my voice gets warmed up. I make sure not to strain. The voice will come with proper warming and a lot of abdominal breathing.

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Brief us on your preference in terms of tempo as in up-tempo, mid-tempo or slow tempo.

I prefer creating mid to up-tempo songs. In today’s fast-paced world where people lose interest quickly- I feel it’s appropriate.

 

I’m in a phase of high throttle guitar driven songs with some crunch which gets my blood flowing. Incorporate some celestial atmospherics and it sounds right to me at this point in time.

 

That’s not to say I do not like slow songs. I’m sure some slow songs will come – I’m just not there yet.

 

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