Category: New Releases

Poet and Troubadour Christian Wethered Announces New Single ‘Way Back’ Set For Aug 21st Release

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Christian Wethered [pron. Wether-Red] is an Irish based poet and songwriter based in Dublin. His new single ‘Way Back’ is a nostalgic ode to summer love. It’s his second single from his French-inspired E.P, ‘Mon Petit Jardin’, which was recorded at Asta Kalapa, Wexford, by Darragh Nolan. The Single is set for an Aug 21st digital release.

 

The E.P, which charts a breakup, was recorded with drummer Dyl Lynch (Little Green Cars /Soda Blonde / Zaska), and pianist/bassist/guitarist Cil Byrne (Basciville). The eerie melodies draw on the likes of Leonard Cohen, as well as Fionn Regan, London Grammar and The XX.

The new single follows Christians first single, ‘Mr Medicine Man’, a bittersweet ode to psychiatry and society’s reliance on medication which received airplay on Today FM, Midlands radio and more stations around Ireand.

Since his student days, Wethered has collaborated with a number of prestigious Irish acts such as Loah, I Have A Tribe, Little Green Cars, Danny Forde, Trinity Orchestra and Zaska. He’s also in the Discovery Gospel Choir, who play a number of festivals around the country. His debut poetry book, ‘I Don’t Love You’, was shortlisted for the Melita Hume Prize in 2018. He has performed at Electric Picnic three times, and recently played at The Ruby Sessions.

 Here are the links:

You can follow Christian here:

Twitter: @CWetheredpoet

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/christian.wethered

https://www.breakingtunes.com/christianwethered

 

D.Lewis Releases Pop Groove Track ‘Summer Song’

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D Lewis is a West African/Irish R’n’B Pop Artist and has just released his new single ‘Summer Song’. Raised in Ireland from the age of 16, D Lewis has drawn on all aspects of his fused Cultural background to create his distinct sound from a fusion of African/American & Irish/UK Pop Mainstream sensibilities.
 
With a degree in bioscience and chemistry in AIT and currently in his final year of a business degree, D Lewis wrote the song recalling a typical Summer romance, with all the positive feel good vibes that go with it. It was recorded and self-produced in Dublin, Ireland.
 
With fellow peers such as Chris Kabs, Tebi Rex and JyellowL garnering National and International acclaim on the music scene, D.Lewis delivers a pop energy fuelled offering to the table of talent currently out there.
 
Drawing influences from Tinie Tempah, G.R.L to Demi Lovato and Lil Nas X, he has amassed over 300,000 streams on his spotify channel already and the Summer has only begun.
 

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Valhalla Announce New Heart-Moving Song ‘Don’t You Ever Say’ Rel date June 12th

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Valhalla, an Alternative Rock trio from Dublin, who cite influences such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala Foals, Idles, Kings of Leon, Elvis, and LCD Soundsystem have just announced their brand new single Don’t You Ever Say, set for release on June 12th.

The track, is a more emotive Alt-Indie rock offering, showcasing the band’s wide appeal and musicality along with highlighting and dealing with the subject matter of loss and the fragility of human suffering.

Says Mark, the lead singer, on the genesis of the new song:

This is quite a personal song, my sister passed away when I was 12 she was just 5 at the time. I always felt that this was a conversation that people didn’t know how to approach with me & I suppose I always felt by bringing it up that this was a burden to them.

I think the overall meaning of the song is to question that idea & to remember anyone who has passed away. The verses were memories of conversations I’ve had on the topic throughout the years, the chorus is emphasizing the point of not forgetting people who have passed away & to not feel like it’s a problem to talk about them.

This is the second single from their much-anticipated debut album ‘Primal Features’ in Autumn 2020. The new music was recorded at Sonic Studios, Dublin and co-produced by Stephen Dunne. 

2019 saw the release of their debut EP “Big Men, They Fall” which was well received. The band played numerous headline shows across Ireland & the UK, including Sold Out Shows in Whelans and Bello Bar in Dublin.

With the massive change in recent weeks with the COVID_19, the band is embracing modern technology and will be hosting a series of at-home gigs where they extend an opening welcome to their fans, old and new, to emerge themselves in the process of the new album. From each band member, the band will host a series of IGTV footage from each band member with interactive workshops and sessions dismantling the album and speaking about the recording process.

Valhalla is Mark Boyle (Vocals & Guitar) Barry Monahan (Bass & Keys) and Luke Alford (Drums).

You can follow the band on their social media below:

Instagram / Facebook / Valhalla on Spotify / Twitter

 

Pop Songstress KEHLI Announces New Music “Hypnotized” Set To Be Released Fri May 29th

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After returning earlier this month to deliver the new video for her second single ‘Believe It’, which was premiered on the Official Charts, Irish pop starlet KEHLI is back to unveil her latest hit-in-the-making ‘Hypnotized’.

Following on from the release of ‘Believe It’ and ‘One Last Kiss’ in previewing her highly-anticipated new EP, ‘Hypnotized’ sees her adopt a more electro-pop aesthetic. With her own crystalline vocals taking centre stage, this new offering is driven by a rich beat and gutsy electronic texture, reminiscent of the dynamic pop sound of the 80s.

Speaking about her new release, she said, “I recorded ‘Hypnotized’ last summer in London and I’m excited to finally release it! People experience love at one point or another and this is one interpretation of that feeling. The song has such an upbeat, uplifting energy to it and I hope people enjoy it as much as I loved making it.

 Mostly though, I hope it brings a little fun and happiness to everyone’s quarantine situation as the world goes through such a dark time at the moment with the pandemic. As we go into the summer months and need to remain in quarantine, people are going to need something to uplift them and I hope this helps even in a small way to give an element of fun and positivity to anyone that hears it while listening at home!’’

Recorded at SARM Studios (Madonna, The Rolling Stones, Stormzy, Raye, Lewis Capaldi), the track was produced by buzzing pop production team Kid Eternal and Angelssön (Glowie, Iggy Azalea, Icona Pop), mixed by Eli Marrett-Hitch (Dua Lipa ‘Don’t start now’, Justin Bieber ‘Yummy’, Troye Sivan, Ariana Grande, Julia Michaels, Jonas Blue) and mastered by Stuart Hawkes (Mabel, Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, Anne-Marie, JHus, Mura Masa, Rudimental).

Icona Pop & Afrojack producer from the Netherlands, Buzz Low heard the track and will now be releasing the official remix, which is set to arrive in early June.

Since the release of her sophomore single ‘Believe It’ last September, a lot has changed for the emerging singer. As well as the enormous response it received from Irish radio, with nearly 10 million radio impacts across stations such as iRadio, RTE 2FM, Spin 103.8, FM104, both BBC Radio 1 and KISS FM were also regular supporters of the release, and was featured in countless publications including Official Charts ‘One To Watch’, Earmilk, 1883 magazine, The Irish Times, Music Week, Record of the Day, The Digital Fix, Vents Magazine, Record of the Day and Chill Sounds Good.

By the end of 2019, she had collected nearly half a million streams across her Spotify alone. In addition to being invited to perform the infamous studio 8 sessions for RTE 2 fm, KEHLI was also named one of Top 5 emerging female acts to watch in 2020. Famed French HipHop DJ/Producer ProleteR heard the track and loved it so much he put his remix to it, which will be released next month.

Her previous offering ‘One Last Kiss’ reached top 5 positions in three key UK club charts including contemporary pop (#4), urban (#3) and club urban (#3). Watch the video for ‘One Last Kiss’ HERE

Hailing from Dublin, 19-year old KEHLI is a vocalist and performer with a soulful, passionate and unique interpretation of contemporary pop music.  She spent her early years at stage school, where from age 5, she studied music and professional dance including contemporary, hip-hop and ballet. 

Her evolving passion for music and performance encouraged a 14 year old KEHLI to try her hands on a couple of TV music shows (usual suspects The Voice/X Factor etc.) which at such a tender age, provided invaluable experience and gained her a small cult online following. 

Rehearsal footage of KEHLI singing Jorja Smith’s ‘Let me down’ made its way onto Instagram and was met by an extremely positive response with over 22K views in its first 48hrs.  This encouraged KEHLI to continue to pursue her passion for music.

It was this experience that led to an intro to producer/songwriter MSRD – now New York/London based, who’s worked closely with KEHLI to help hone her sound.  Other collaborators include the likes of London based Cameron Gower-Poole (Anne-Marie, Raye, RAY BLK) who has worked closely on KEHLI’s forthcoming debut, a soulful, edgy, pop infused EP also featuring mixes by Josh Gudwin (Julia Michaels, Post Malone, Halsey).

2020 is on track to be an exciting one for this young Irish talent and her music. 

www.kehliofficial.com 

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-Instagram

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-soundcloud

http://bit.ly/KEHLI-facebook

Praise for KEHLI

Officialcharts UK

“‘One Last Kiss’ wouldn’t feel hugely out of place on Mabel’s Ivy to Roses mixtape, Dua Lipa’s self-titled album or Mahalia’s Seasons EP – the dancehall feel makes it a fitting soundtrack for the summer months.”

 

Celeb Mix 

“In addition to the excellent track, ‘One Last Kiss’ also shows off the rising Irish pop star’s fantastic vocals.”

 

When The Horn Blows

“[One Last Kiss] provides us with an energetic introduction to this exciting new talent.”

 

Irish Times

‘’KEHLI’’ #2 national trending in Ireland in June publication of the Irish Times.

 

Francis Groove Is Back With New Single “Why do you do dis”! 

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Francis Groove is back!  After the success of his last track, ‘Can’t Wait’, which reached number 1 in the Music Week Urban Club Charts, he has since collaborated on a new track with producer Simon LeSaint, and featuring singer Hydie Humbles, titled “Why do you do dis” set for release on 12th June 2020.

This track is one that will stick in your head – Hydie’s vocals capture the high notes perfectly, and the whole vibe is a chilled pop/future bass vibe, with great synth effects in all the right places. 

You’ll find yourself humming along to this track long after you’ve listened to it.

Release date: 12th June 2020 on Glagla Records.