"This is my new beginning, and it's about damn time." Working with top-notch producers like Ben Jaffe, Mike Shimshack, Mark McKee, Brent Bourgeois, and Brandon Friesen, Kylie Hughes bares it all on her self-titled album. The songstress split her time between Nashville and Los Angeles, crafting a collection of songs that bring fans through the highs and lows of her life, showing an artist deeply rooted in knowing exactly what she wants. "This album is 100% authentically me," Kylie remarked, "For the first time I'm really, really proud of what I've created and curated." Pure M Zine recently praised the project saying, "Hughes has delivered an endearingly diverse and dexterous synthesis of country, folk, pop, and rock that remains remarkably warm and arresting from commencement to conclusion."
The 12-track album takes listeners through a myriad of emotions, from the darker ballad "Always On Your Side" to the ironic, dreamy mid-tempo "Hungover" - This is Kylie Hughes like you've never heard before. Kylie released the first taste of her new sound with the project's lead single "Heat" - The accompanying visuals, a tribute to cult-classic Talladega Nights, were released last month alongside an interview with The Huffington Post: goo.gl/pXG1Dt. On the forthcoming album, Myspace lauded Kylie saying, "While few musicians are open to accepting change, Kylie Hughes eagerly welcomes it, pushing herself beyond her comfort zone and reaching heights of musical ingenuity she never thought possible, preventing this California girl from drowning in the sea of here-for-today pop sensations."
Starting at the age of 12, Kylie has always been writing and recording music. Her debut EP, 2014's Calipopicana, earned her fans and critics, landing features in Examiner, Good Day LA, K-CAL TV 9, InStyle.com, Music Connection and more. Kylie's contagious, spontaneous energy has led to performances alongside the likes of The Beach Boys, John Mayer, Jewel and Michael W. Smith - Just to name a few - as well as performance opportunities like her most recent run at SXSW 2017. Unwritten remarked that, "Kylie isn't afraid to sound different from her fellow female artists. She stands out from the crowd - which is a necessity in today's world of music."
The self-titled album marks the first full-length project from Kylie Hughes, released on Friday, May 26th.
“Change It All,” which follows the viral success of “Sense Of Home,” the title track from his 2015 debut EP. “Sense Of Home” placed prominently on key Spotify playlists, amassing an impressive 8.5 million-plus streams.
It’s been a lifelong journey for the troubadour to reach this point. Growing up on the Mornington Peninsula, a five-minute walk from the ocean, he fell in love with music as a young kid. Storm went from listening to Neil Young and The Beatles to becoming a disciple of Jeff Buckley, City and Colour, and Angus & Julia Stone by high school as well as devouring the works of Jack London. Along the way, he developed a singular style, merging impressive classically inspired finger-picking and a soulful hypnotic vocal delivery equally resonant of alternative, folk and blues.
“I was in a real rut when I wrote this song [“Change It All”]. A sort of slow spinning, downward spiral you can find yourself in when things become monotonous,” he admits. I was quite down about everything. I’m usually an optimistic person, but I wasn’t enjoying music as much as I used to. Then, I got this message from Terry and it really lifted my spirits,” says Harrison.
The track is the latest single from the whimsical debut album“ThroughTheMagic”,whose singles gained local and international radio play, the band sold out of the first print of the album while performing at some of their home country’s leading festivals and venues. Dorin Yanni is one of the most interesting up-and-coming artists to emerge from Tel Aviv’s burgeoning indie music scene. Following her appearance on the local edition of the show The Voice, where she was praised for her distinctive and emotive performances, Dorin set out to write the music that was closest to her heart. After recruiting a talented bunch of musicians to play the violin, banjo, trumpet as well as guitar, bass and drums the newly formed collective began performing under the stage nameDorinYanni and the Band.They have been winning over audiences with their indie-folk charm wherever they played ever since.
Lord Kesseli And The Drums is a band comprising of St. Gallen, Switzerland based maverick multi-instrumentalist Dominik Kesseli and drummer and producer Michael Gallusser. Following on from the release of their self-titled debut EP via celebrated Zurich record label Ikarus Records in the summer of 2016, Lord Kesseli and The Drums have just released their new single, Dear John. The track was recorded at Michael?s QLFM Studios in St Gallen.
Lord Kesseli And The Drums create involved soundscapes with drums, guitar, electronic bass synthesizer and pre-produced samples, which explore stories of human manipulation through consumption, and economics, politics and religion. Drawing from as diverse influences as Beethoven, Portishead, Nirvana, Bon Iver and Radiohead, the band?s sonic output has much in common with the international scene of kraut/psyche/cosmic space cadets such as M83, Connan Mockasin and The School of Seven Bells.
In terms of describing new single Dear John, mastermind Dominik Kesseli defines it as singer-songwriter psycho rave. It mixes narrative lyrical song structure with post electronica textures and atmospherics, and explores the existentialistic breakdown of a tortured soul seeking the redemption of St John. The exploration of religious parables in a secularized context is one of the facets of what is so fascinating about Lord Kesselis output. The suitably haunting video was directed by emerging St Gallen video artist Kaliber and it was filmed on location in the underground of St.Gallen, and in Kalibers studio. Ikarus Records label boss Manuel Clausen features as the protagonist.
Their debut EP release in the UK was met with glowing reviews and airplay, including Tom Ravenscroft featuring the track Arnold on 6Music. Live concert film Waiting For Arnold premiered with Loud and Quiet, and went on to win an award at the prestigious industry festival Austin Music Video Festival in 2016. The band has since toured France, the UK and Switzerland and are about to start touring in Germany. They recently went down a storm at Sounds From The Other City Festival in Manchester.
Lord Kesseli and The Drums will be returning to tour the UK in September 2017.
Debutante is the Zurich-based solo project of Chris Zimmermann, in which they blend droney shoegaze music with pop sensibilites and chiptune synths, ending up sounding like an odd blend of Boris, The Microphones and Giles Corey. With deeply personal lyrics about themes such as depression or growing up in a physically abusive household, the music varies between slow, mellow soundscapes and fuzzy, bass-heavy gut punches that capture their energetic live shows perfectly.
A split EP by Debutante with Leeds-based noise artist Feral about gender dysphoria. The Debutante side is a lengthier slowcore track with lots of glitchy synths that gets quite heavy towards the end.
Feral - What's The Worst That Could Happen? - 02:36
GroundBurst is an instrumental rock trio whose sound strikes for the band’s kaleidoscopic approach and wide-open mindset. The band consists of Phil, Si, and Erik, respectively on guitars, bass & keys, and drums. These three talented musicians set out to create a lush, diverse and textural musical backdrop, borrowing from influences as diverse as electronic music, psychedelia, rock and even jazz with a minimalistic flair. Their recent release, “Triad” is an EP featuring 3 original compositions, as the title of the release might lead you to guess!
These Are Truly The Last Days is a musical project with a driven experimental twist. Their music blurs the lines between various genres, including ambient, electronica, glitch hop, and more. The project’s self-titled studio effort features 11 studio tracks.