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Rebel-Pop Duo ‘MOM’ Announce New Single ‘Follow’ Out Aug 28th

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Following the success of their debut single “Come By Me” (June 12th) MOM returns with another undeniable banger, true to their refreshingly-unique Pop sound! “Follow” is an appeal-to-the-repeat-button sway-to-the-music anecdotal song for the very strange times we are living in. This gospel-inspired, foot-stomping, banjo-driven pop gem weaves a story of a troubled yet unconditional love between two people. Set for release on Aug 28th 2020, it has the same joyfulness and versatility as their debut single, but with a matured production style.

Independent, self-produced, and new-to-the-scene, MOM’s success in the last 8 weeks is nothing short of groundbreaking! Still in the Irish Homegrown Charts, 8 weeks on, having peaked at #9, they also hit #7 on the Spotify Irish Viral charts, were playlisted on RTÉ Radio 1, were awarded “Track of the week” on Spin SW and have hit 120k Spotify streams in just 2 months!  They’ve garnered the attention of some major players in the industry here and abroad and have an extensive tour planned for 2021.



MOM are a Rebel Pop act comprising of the critically acclaimed musician and artist Lisa Canny (7-time All Ireland champion on harp and banjo, named top ten of “Irish acts you don’t want to miss” by BBC America, and has appeared on 2 PBS Specials) and Gospel musician Dejay Edmund.  They mix traditional Irish music foundations with Gospel music to create infectious pop music. This is pop with a purpose and it’s going to make you sway and dance, the vibes are set high.

These guys are here to have their say… and you’re going to want to hear it!

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Daytona Rose Announces New Single ‘Darkside’ Set For June 12th Release.

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Hailing from Dublin but residing in NYC, it was clear from a young age that Daytona Rose loved to sing. When she was 12 years old she did an audition to join the “National Children’s Choir”. Upon being chosen to join, they recorded a Christmas Album “A Christmas Gift” – by Monica Brown. With that choir, Daytona had a solo performance and appeared on Ireland’s longest-running Tv Show – The Late Late Show as well as The Late Late Toy Show, & on TV3 (Virgin Media) and also performed at various music venues around the country.

This set the precipice for a long-lasting love affair with the stage and music…

A trained classical pianist completing all of her grades through the Royal Irish Academy of music, Daytona went on to attend the infamous Rock College in Ballyfermot, Dublin. It was there that she learned to write songs and hone her performance craft. She was then chosen to do the exchange program in Pop Academy, Hammelburg, Germany. Which set the course for an International music journey which would see her travel all over the world developing her music including Dubai, LA, London and New York.

Citing influences such from Whitney Heuston to Kanye West, Daytona wants her music to bring the same joy and escapism that pop music has brought to her over the years and in times of hardship.

It was shortly after releasing a plethora of performances on her Youtube, that a huge online following began and she has racked up an incredible 2.3 million views. Daytona Rose was then invited to perform at in infamous Art Basel and also the legendary S.O.B’s in New York.

For many aspiring artists alike, New York is the place to be and it was where she started recording and collaborating with some big writers such as Kevin Mc Call (who is behind Chris Brown -Deuces / Stripped), Lil Eddie (who has worked with Kylie Monogue) and Autumn Rowe who is a vocal coach on the USA X Factor & Americas Got Talent (she has collaborated with Leona Lewis & Cher Lloyd to name but a few).

On her new track ‘Darkside’, the singer explores the dark side of intimate relationships lead by desire and passion. Good or bad, it’s up to the listener to gather their own opinion. The new single drops June 12th 2020. Expect to hear a whole lot more from Daytona Rose in the months ahead. 

Online Social Media Links:

https://www.facebook.com/daytonarosee

https://www.instagram.com/daytona_rose

https://twitter.com/Daytona_rosee

 

Victoria Johnston Reaches No.1 on iTunes Charts With ‘Tar Liom’ and ‘You Are The Peace’

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Victoria Johnston Reaches No.1 on the iTunes Charts with ‘Tar Liom’ and ‘You Are The Peace’.  ‘Tar Liom’ reached #1 in the iTunes World Music Charts in Ireland, while
‘You Are The Peace’ is still also #1 in the iTunes Christian/Gospel Music Charts in Ireland.
 

‘The tunes turn out to be as impeccable as her credentials. She is already being hailed as the next Enya’ – Hotpress Magazine 

Victoria Johnston’s now Number 1 singles were recorded and produced by Grammy nominated Producer Denis Woods (previously of Windmill Lane Studios and who has worked with artists including Clannad and Enya).

Victoria, a classically trained singer, pianist and composer from Dublin, Ireland, began her classical music training at the Royal Irish Academy of Music at the age of 9 where she received annual scholarships. She continued her music training in college and holds a BMus Degree in Composition from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and also an MPhil in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship from Trinity College Dublin.

While studying at Trinity College, Dublin she also received a scholarship to sing with the Trinity Chapel Choir. In recent years Victoria has performed with various groups and bands in some of Ireland’s prime music venues including The National Concert Hall, The Bord Gais Energy Theatre and the Helix Theatre. Festival performances also include Electric Picnic.

Hotpress Magazine recently double-featured Victoria Johnston as ‘New Artist’ and ‘New Music’ to watch for in 2020.

Upcoming Live dates with Voctoria have now be cancelled but will be rescheuled at a later date. 

You can stream the new music here:

 

Cat Turner Announces New Single ‘Outside’ Out March 13th

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A solo angsty-electro-alt-pop artist based in Galway and originally from Laois, Cat Turner announces her first release of 2020, an electro-pop laden song titled ‘Outside’. The track is taken from her self produced upcoming Ep ‘House Plant’, released later in the year. If you can imagine the love child of Natasha Khan and Romy Madley Croft, you’ll come close to the sonic purity of Cat Turners music.

Cat’s debut EP ‘Contrast’ & single ‘Easier’ received praise from The Last Mixed Tape, Clash  Cat’s lyrics explore topics such as self-doubt, heartbreak and indecision ‘powerfully expressed through her bruising, raw vocals (like a female Kurt Cobain)’-GetInHerEars. 

About the process: The reason for starting to produce and do everything solo by myself, first came from a place of necessity to start finding my sound and fleshing out my music. It now comes from a place of total tapped passion. This time last year I independently released my first single and have had an interesting year to follow. 

Cat was recently selected as a Hot Press ‘Hot for 2019 artist and being 1 of 30 acts chosen for RTE 2FMs ‘Play the Picnic’ competition, playing Electric Picnic and critical acclaim also came in from CLASH Magazine, Hot Press, 2FM, Spin103 and 98FM lauding the artist as One To Watch..

‘Outside’ is set to win over even more tastemakers and will start off an exciting year of releases from Cat Turner.

For more info on this artist, you can follow her on social media here:

https://www.facebook.com/CatTurnerMusic

https://www.instagram.com/catturnermusic

Follow Cat on Twitter

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Check Out This New Summer Anthem ‘Anything for You’

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‘Anything For You’ –  newest summer anthem from VAVO ft. Zhiko is Out Now!

Calvin Scully, aka ZHIKO, is a Dublin (Ireland) based self taught musician starting from the early age of 12 he had a natural ear for music. As a self taught pianist/keyboardist and Music Producer, Calvin started hitting the airwaves at the age of 15 with his release of ‘Torn apart’ a dance track that was picked up and playlisted on Dublin’s 98fm and Rte 2FM. Calvin has also had song placements on many tv shows in Ireland, Uk, Portugal and Australia. 

Out of the spotlight, after many years of Studying and perfecting his Production skills, Calvin has written hundreds of tracks for artists on major and independent labels around the globe.

In 2018 Calvin combined talents with New York based French Producer Antoine Cara of Ultra Records and together created the duo ‘Dakotah’  they have released numerous pop dance tracks in 2019.

STREAM the track here:

Now known as ZHIKO, Calvin has many upcoming tracks set for release in 2019 including his comeback release ‘’Anything for you” which is a collaboration with New York based super duo VAVO. The release is set to be release on 26th April 2019, world premiering on Sirius XM on the 25th April.

VAVO, a Billboard charting Dance/Pop duo VAVO seamlessly blends the talents of Vancouver native Jesse Fischer and London born Alden Martin. They have over 50 charting positions on iTunes, Apple Music, and Spotify, VAVO seeks to raise the bar. Their last single “Right Now” has already reached the top 10 in the BPM Top 20 Countdown and has been supported by key tastemakers in the dance music community.

At their current pace, expect to see VAVO rise up as one of the hottest dance acts in 2019.

For more info and updates on Zhiko: www.zhikomusic.com

For more info and updates on Vavo: https://www.facebook.com/vavomusic

Rising Singer Songwriter JAMES OR announces New Single

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It’s been an exciting eighteen months for James. Inclusions on the Hotpress ‘Ones to Watch’ listings and Live at the Marquee line-up showcased a songwriter and performer who is always striving to go one better.

A tireless live performance married with thoughtful and relatable songwriting also brought performing opportunities with the likes of The Coronas, Damien Dempsey and Ham Sandwich.

  • A unique and exciting Irish indie voice – Shane Dunne (INDIEPENDENCE, Music Cork)
  • James OR is the refreshing new artist the industry is craving. Clever lyrics and catchy tunes, youll be singing along in no time – Barbara Nic Dhonnacha (freelance journalist, broadcaster)
  • James stands on a pedestal all his own instantly memorable, sing-alongable anthems and delicately woven stories, somehow all at the same time – Emma Langford (Best Emerging Artist – RTE Radio 1 Folk Awards)

‘An Attempt at Momentum’ is out Friday, April 26th. 

Upcoming gigs

Friday, May 3rd: Coughlans Live, Cork

August Bank Holiday weekend: INDIEPENDENCE Music & Arts Festival

See links below for more info on James and to be kept up to date on his music:

http://www.jamesormusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/jamesormusic

https://www.instagram.com/jamesormusic/

Jamies Lawson announces New Album and Single + Irish Tour Dates

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‘THE ANSWER’ – Brand new single Out now via Gingerbread Man Records/ADA – LISTEN HERE

Pre-order Jamie’s fifth studio album ‘The Years In Between’ – HERE

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson returns with his brand new single The Answer, OUT NOW via Gingerbread Man Records/ADA. The first track taken from forthcoming studio album The Years In Between (out 29th March), it’s a rhythmic, truthful love song co-written with Ollie Green (Freya Ridings, Gavin James), and offers a perfect taste of what’s to come from Jamie in 2019. The track had its exclusive worldwide play on Ken Bruce’s BBC Radio 2 show this morning. Listen to The Answer here and pre-order the album The Years In Between here.

On the creation of The Answer, Jamie said: “I was on a train from somewhere to London listening to a lot of instrumental music when suddenly the idea for this track came to me. The lyrics started flowing and by the time I reached the studio where Ollie Green was, I’d written most of the song. As it progressed, what I thought might be a tender love song transformed into a fun, indie bop!”

Jamie’s fifth studio album, The Years In Between, will be released 29th March via Gingerbread Man Records/ADA. Written and recorded whilst supporting Ed Sheeran on a mammoth 46-date UK and EU stint (including four sold out nights at London’s Wembley Stadium), the album is Jamie’s most collaborative to date. Alongside Ollie Green, writing partners include Jamie Scott (Jess Glynne, Rudimental, Niall Horan), Natalie Hemby (Kacey Musgraves), Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Camila Cabello) and Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini, Lewis Capaldi). The recordings were brought together by GRAMMY Award-winning producer Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons, Ed Sheeran, Shawn Mendes) at Dublin’s Camden Recording Studios.

In his armoury, Jamie holds an international hit single, a Number One album, an Ivor Novello Award, 238 million combined digital streams, 28 million YouTube views, and a huge social media following. As the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s Gingerbread Man Records, his single ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’ became a hit around the world, selling over a million copies worldwide.

This year will see Jamie release his fifth studio album, The Years In Between, before playing twenty shows across the UK & EU, stopping off at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 2nd. Fans can secure tickets here and pre-order the album here.

2019 looks set to be yet another incredibly exciting year for the singer-songwriter.

IRISH TOUR DATES

May 11th – Belfast, Ulster Hall

May 12th – Dublin, Vicar Street

Follow Jamie Lawson:

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WEBSITE | SPOTIFY

Lavengro announce release of new single ‘Live For The Weekend’ a hook laden pop gem

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‘Live For The Weekend’ Release Date: March 22nd

5-Piece Pop band Lavengro hailing from Derry City, Northern Ireland, announce the release of their -hotly tipped ‘best songs of 2019’- brand new single ‘Live For The Weekend’. With instant hooks that call for the repeat button, their new single is the follow up to commercially successful track ‘Think’ which was one of the most played Irish songs on Radio in 2018. 2FM hailed it as one of their most played Irish songs of 2018, iRadio & Today FM also made the boys their Homegrown Heroes & PlayIrish Artist of the week. It also stayed in the top 100 Irish Airplay Charts for 11 weeks, peaking at #25 and also made it onto the Irish iTunes Top 100 Charts, Spotify Viral 50 Ireland, Ireland Shazam Charts top 50 – to name a few! Their new single is punchier, catchier and will have the same effect: Press Repeat>>>> PLAY.

 

The childhood friends formed the group in 2015 all at the age of 18 with one ultimate goal in mind; to be one of the top bands to ever come out of Ireland. The boys make songs that are punchy, catchy and powerful. Songs that really hit you in the feels but also make you want to dance. After just 2 years, the band were slowly making their dream a reality with the success of their single, “Think”. 2019 marks an enterprising next step with the release of ‘Live For The Weekend’ penned for March 22nd.

Lavengro had a busy summer in 2018, selling out their own headline shows at Whelan’s, Dublin, Ireland and The Nerve Centre, Derry while being invited to Irish radio stations across the country for interviews and to perform live at RTE2FMs famous Studio 8 Sessions. The lads are no strangers to big festival stages, performing on Main Stage at SunflowerFest, Electric Picnic & Sea Sessions as well as playing support to Hudson Taylor in their hometown in yet another sold out event.

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Joe.ie Song of the Day #554 |

Dermott & Dave’s Homegrown Heroes (Today FM) |

PlayIrish Artist of the Week (Today FM) |

BBC ATL Track of the Day #430 |

Dundalk FM ‘Ones to Watch’

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Links:

https://www.facebook.com/Lavengro/

https://twitter.com/lavengrofficial

https://www.instagram.com/lavengro.official/

https://lavengroband.com/

Alan Bonner set to release new EP

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Alan Bonner is set to release his brand new EP of piano ballads “Songs In The Key Of Sea” on April 6th with lead single Augustine.  

Recent years have seen Alan Bonner playing the bars of Berlin, tread the boards at Ronnie Scotts in London, top bills at music festivals in Italy, busk on street corners in Dublin and tour the USA.

In summer 2017 Bonner found himself in Galway on the west coast of Ireland making his fourth record Songs in the key of Sea – The Galway Bay EP.

Recorded in a house on the remote island of Connemara, the record explores themes of love, loss, hope and healing. It is a love letter to absent friends and lost lovers, Understated and heartfelt, resilient and hopeful.

Recorded without bells and whistles, with Piano and Bonner’s distinctive vocals taking centre stage. The EP also features collaborations with Galway based artists Pa Reidy and Tracy Bruen lending their talents to the record with Willow Sea as Producer. 

Bonner has also founded legendary music nights in Berlin at Laksmi & Alaska Bar, attracting musicians and performers from all corners of the globe. Prior to this, he has toured extensively across the UK, Ireland, Europe, Australia and the USA. He has received airplay on BBC6 Music and MTV Italy and appeared in Grazia, Gay Times, Attitude, Time Out London and RTE Ireland. Prior to Songs in the Key of Sea, he has released the albums Songs for the Heartshaped (2008) Balladeer (2012) and Night Music (2016) to favourable reviews.

2018 sees the release of the EP (April 6th) with an extensive European tour in support of the record to follow. 

TOUR dates:

6/4 – Dublin Workmans club (supporting dREA) 7/4  Limerick The Commercial ( (supporting dREA)

10/4 Limerick Charlie Malones

12/ 4 Galway Club De Burgos (supporting dREA)

13/4  Dingle Nellie Freds (supporting dREA)

More dates added soon. 

Social links:

Facebook  www.facebook.com/ALANBONNERMUSIC 

Instagram tag  @alanbonner 

Twitter  www.twitter.com/ALANBONNERMUSIC  @ALANBONNERMUSIC

www.alanbonnermusic.com

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IAMX to release album ‘Alive in New Light’ on February 02, 2018

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IAMX to release Intense New Electronic Rock Album,

‘Alive in New Light’ out on February 02, 2018

‘Stardust’ Single out Feb 23rd

Cinematic LP Features Kat Von D, Plus Erotic Merchandising and How to Get Away with Murder soundtrack syncing

Emerging from an intense depression that fuelled his last two albums, Chris Corner AKA IAMX releases his newest LP Alive In New Light (AINL) on February 02, 2018. A cinematic celebration of breaking free from demons that have long plagued him, AINL captures the giddy phase of metamorphosis, when you are no longer what you were but not yet fully what you are becoming. The album is both a ‘thank you’ to fans and an invitation to the next phase in IAMX’s intoxicating journey of self-discovery. Appearing on four tracks and along for the experience is postmodern tattoo and makeup powerhouse, kindred spirit, and superfan, Kat Von D. The AINL celebration also features a line of erotic merchandise inspired by the album artwork designed by Ryan Clark for Invisible Creature. Among its searing track list, AINL features “Mile Deep Hollow,” which was previewed on How To Get Away With Murder, the fifteenth IAMX track to be synced on ABC TV’s blockbuster.

Recorded, performed, and mixed by Corner in the California desert, in a trailer facing a mountain, “far from the Joshua Tree hippies,” AINL features nine walloping songs that put a majestic spin on alternative electronica thanks to Corner’s powerful vocals and larger than life production. “The desert is white noise,” Chris explains. “You can lose yourself in the details of producing, mixing; it’s just silence.” “Stardust” opens the album with a galloping groove reminiscent of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus”. The title track follows with an almost operatic meditation on rising from the ashes. The staccato rhythm on “Break the Chain” heightens the urgency in Corner’s soaring, plaintive lyrics and vocals. “Body Politics” works a sleazy electro funk groove with a Nine Inch Nails-like fervour. “It’s about trying to consume the club, losing yourself in rhythm and pagan, primordial elements, release without a deep message,” Chris explains. “Exit” echoes Bjork’s cubist balladry with a pulsating beat. “Stalker” transports the listener to an exotic, seductive, and mysterious parallel plane where love and obsession blur. “Big Man” contemplates our current dismal politics with a creepy circus-like soundscape that would be at home in a Tim Burton movie. “Mile Deep Hollow,” despite its dark and ominous tones, is an expression of gratitude. “The Power and the Glory,” a reference to the Lord’s Prayer, closes the album, burying the past and seeding hope for the future.

Reflecting on working with Chris, Kat says, “We could easily swap closets and makeup drawers and no one would be able to tell the difference. We both create, not because we want to, but because we HAVE to.” Chris agrees, referring to the creative process as both torturous and liberating. “This album is about connecting, and it’s a pain in the ass to do it through an album. Each time I do this, I feel exhausted but it’s an impulse I can’t stop. If you write your pain out, there’s a venting. Happiness is a skill. I’m happiest activating skills that keep you balanced.”

Transformation at its core is chaos, but it can also be cathartic, theatrical, and transcendent. On Alive in New Light (AINL), IAMX explores the complexities of mutation through sound, visual art, makeup, and intimate merchandise with the unflinching ferocity fans have come to expect and newcomers are certain to be seduced by. Both can experience IAMX in his theatrical glory when he embarks on his European tour in February and March, and US & Canadian dates for April and May which will be announced soon.

Track listing:

  1. Stardust
  2. Alive In New Light
  3. Break The Chain
  4. Body Politics
  5. Exit
  6. Stalker
  7. Big Man
  8. Mile Deep Hollow
  9. The Power And The Glory

Online:

www.IAMXmusic.com

www.facebook.com/IAMXofficial

https://twitter.com/IAMX

www.youtube.com/user/IAMX

www.instagram.com/IAMX

https://vk.com/IAMX