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The Academic: London Scala review

Over at Flavour, we're big fans of indie-rockers The Academic. We caught their live show at London's Scala. Consisting of singer Craig Fitzgerald, drummer Dean Gavin, and brothers Matt and Stephen Murtagh, the Irish quartet have been a centrepiece within the Irish music scene for many years now.We first caught The Academic in a small candlelit bar in Stoke Newington...

RuthAnne talks debut album and working with Niall Horan

RuthAnne releases her debut album 'Matters Of The Heart' From the age of 17, RuthAnne has been a big name within the songwriting scene, writing music for the likes of JoJo (Too Little Too Late), Britney Spears (RIAA platinum-certified 'Work Bitch'),  One Direction (Where Do Broken Hearts Go) and Niall Horan (Nice to Meet Ya).I chatted to RuthAnne backstage at...

Syllar releases debut EP ‘Dawn of the Villain’

Hip-Hop rap artist Syllar is set to release his debut EP 'Dawn of the Villain' on 28th October 2019. 'Dawn of the Villain' is an EP filled with South-African trap beats, merged with lyrics about the rappers religious faith and struggles. With artists such as Mick Jenkins, Dizzy Wright and Vic Mensa stated as his influences, it's clear to see...

Mitch STP releases latest single ‘Elizabeth’

South London based rapper Mitch STP is back with his new single 'Elizabeth' set for release on 4th November 2019. 'Elizabeth' is the follow up to Mitch STP's last successful single 'Boujee'. The song is an ode to the rapper's relationship with 'Elizabeth' who appears to be the love of his life and the positives and negatives that come along...

Niall Horan returns with magnetic new slice ‘Nice to Meet Ya’

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Former One Direction star Niall Horan releases new single 'Nice to Meet Ya' sending fans wild. Back with his latest musical instalment, 'Nice to Meet Ya' out now is one of Horan's best tracks yet. The track is Niall's first single since his 'Seeing Blind' collaboration with country princess Maren Morris.With vibrant chords, 90’s-esque beats and breezy vocals, 'Nice to...

Exclusive Interview: JC Stewart tells us what it takes to be a professional ‘Sad Boy’

JC Stewart

Tipped by big names in music in the shape of Niall Horan and Lewis Capaldi, rising star JC Stewart is set to be the next big thing. On his fourth night of residency at The Islington in London, I caught up with JC to talk about his new track 'Pick Up Your Phone'. We're loving your new track ‘Pick Up Your...

Sun Arcana release electrifying new single ‘Hard To Be Around’

Alt-rock quartet Sun Arcana is back with a bang on new single 'Hard To Be Around' Led by frontman Tom Harper-Ward, the Essex-based band take their sound to the next level with raw yet soaring vocals, the track explores accepting your own insecurities and being optimistic.Talking to us about their new track, Tom tells us “For me especially being in this...

Exclusive Interview: BlackWaters at Reading Festival 2019

BlackWaters rocked the BBC Introducing stage at Reading Festival 2019. Ahead of Reading Festival, Sheffield punk-rock band BlackWaters released new single 'Long Way To The Sun' following the success of their last single 'I'm Not Your Man' that came out earlier this year.I chatted to Frontman Max Tanner, lead guitarist Dave Carpenter, bassist Ollie Franklin and Drummer James Watkins after...

Louis Tomlinson unveils highly anticipated indie-rock single ‘Kill My Mind’

Louis Tomlinson

Former One Direction member is back with his latest musical venture with new single 'Kill My Mind' Louis Tomlinson has been a household name in Pop for years but he's back with single 'Kill My Mind' which has taken an Indie turn and we're totally here for it.Talking about his new single, Louis tell us " 'Kill My Mind' is...

How to catch Irish rock band Inhaler on tour

Inhaler

Irish Rock and Roll band Inhaler announce a string of dates across the UK and Ireland. Hailing from Dublin, The quartet met whilst at school. They quickly realised their love of dirty basslines, pounding rhythms and infectious melodies infused with psychedelic soundscapes far outweighed their interest for Pythagoras’s theorem, e=mc², The Merchant Of Venice and Ulysses.Consisting of members Robert Keating...

House producer Mac releases new single ‘Cash Buggy’

Electronic artist Mac has teamed up with fellow producers Dave Espionage & Brickoff to release his brand new single 'Cash Buggy'. This is his debut release under the 548 Label. 'Cash Buggy' combines the trio's production talent, along with their ear for well-fitting samples. The track positions classic hip-hop samples from Charmel and Wu-Tang Clan atop groovy House drums and...

Interview: Circa Waves at Reading Festival 2019

Circa Waves rocked the BBC Radio 1 tent at Reading Festival on Friday evening. By now we all know what happened with ‘Young Chasers’, their debut album that arrived in March of last year hitting the top 10. That it berthed four Radio 1 A-list singles, the most notable – and for a time completely unavoidable – of which was...

Interview: Picture This at Reading Festival 2019

Irish band Picture This smashed the BBC Radio 1 Stage on Sunday at Reading Festival 2019. If you don’t know who Picture This is at this point, you’re really not keeping up with the times, are you? Picture This is currently one of the biggest bands in Ireland right now, breaking the record for the most sell-out nights at 3...

Interview: Sea Girls at Reading Festival 2019

Following a whirlwind start to the year, which saw them being named as the only band on the BBC’s Sound of 2019 list, the band performed at Reading and Leeds Festival over the weekend.  I chatted to Henry and Rory from Sea Girls ahead of their set at Reading Festival on Friday. How did you guys first meet? H- We've actually known...

Interview: You Me At Six at Reading Festival 2019

With the release of new single ‘What’s It Like’, You Me At Six rocked the main stage on Friday at Reading Festival 2019. Performing at Reading Festival ahead of their biggest outdoor UK headline performance to date at Gunnersville, You Me At Six rocked the main stage at Reading Festival 2019. You can expect a very special and one night...

Romel to release latest single ‘Summer Time’

Pop fusion artist Romel is set to release his brand new single 'Summer Time' on the 16th August 2019. This is his 2nd single of the year, after releasing his last effort 'Tonight' in April. 'Summertime' first came about whilst Romel was singing to himself in the shower, bringing light to the skeleton of the track. Impressively recorded in just...

Dare Sweet releases brand new single ‘Body (On Fleek)’

Afro-pop artist Dare Sweet has just released his new track 'Body (On Fleek)'. This is his first single of 2019, following on from his last effort 'Lifestyle', released in mid-2018. 'Body (On Fleek)' explores the theme of body goals, a concept which can be found daily across all social media platforms. The track was heavily inspired by Dare Sweet's friend...

Tears of Happiness release brand new single ‘Lift Me Up’

Dance Pop act Tears of Happiness have just released their latest single 'Lift Me Up'. Their two previous tracks made the top 10 and top 20 in Music Weeks' Commercial Pop Dance Charts, whilst being playlisted in London's Nike stores and numerous highbrow official Spotify playlists; only a few of the achievements since the duo's inception.Lift Me Up' arrives in...

Reading & Leeds Festival Introducing stage headliner LION releases new track

Following the release of her gutsy emotional ballad, ‘Second Hand’. LION, aka Beth Lowen, returns with her new single ‘Wolf’ LION will also play a string of UK dates this summer, including headlining the BBC Introducing Stage at Reading and Leeds Festival, and NME Girls To The Front at Shacklewell Arms on 30th July.  LION pays true homage to her moniker,...

Miya Folick debuts video for ‘Malibu Barbie’

Los Angeles-based recording artist and performer first rose to public attention with her 2015 debut EP, Strange Darling, which landed a featured spot in Netflix’s hit show '13 Reasons Why' Since the release of her debut album 'Premonitions', Folick has embarked on tours with Pale Waves and Sunflower Bean, as well as her own headline tour of North America this...

James CC releases brand new single ‘Rocket’

UK Pop artist James CC is set to release his brand new single 'Rocket' on the 19th July. His latest offering follows on from previous singles 'Parallel' and 'Get Free', both released earlier this year. 'Rocket' explores the frustration behind a relationship strained by a partner's work-life; lyrically focusing on 'knowing your worth and demanding it. If you’ve ever felt...

Surreal Satori reveals visuals to her latest track Something in Everything

Surreal Satori

Canada-based, India born artist Surreal Satori is about to uncover the music video to accompany her latest single, Something in Everything. The video will go live on YouTube from the 19th July. This video is the first visual that Surreal Satori features in herself. It perfectly coincides with the audio track as it takes place amongst the beauty of Dubai's...

Flavour Meets Molly Rainford: Interview

With the release of her new single 'Forever And A Day', The Pop Princess is back. You may recognise Molly and think "I know her but I can't put my finger on it"...well you do! Molly was on Britain's Got Talent in 2012 when she was just 11 years old, now older and studying music, she's back with her new...

Backstage at Community Festival 19: SWMRS Interview

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SWMRS pronounced 'swimmers' kicked off Community Festival 2019 last weekend. The American punk-rock band formed by members Cole Becker and Joey Armstrong a few years back, the guys created 'Emily's Amy' which then turned into 'SWMRS'. I chatted to the band about new music, embarrassing moments and more.Earlier this year, you released your second album ‘Berkeley’s On Fire’.  What inspired...

YNG Mac Jay releases latest single Fly As a Bee

YNG Mac Jay

Hip Hop artist YNG Mac Jay is set to release his latest single Fly As A Bee to all major digital platforms on the 2nd July 2019. Fly As A Bee draws on a number of influences, both musical and personal. The track started off as a bedroom jam inspired by a YouTube beat but later transformed into a studio...

Rapper C-Bz releases latest single Do it 4 Da Bag

Chicago based rapper C-Bz recently dropped his latest track titled Do it 4 Da Bag to all major digital platforms. Do it 4 Da Bag showcases a soul filled deeply with music. This release is set to become C-Bz's summer hit, with layers of dance-inducing beats bringing his music across genres and their boundaries.A strikingly original take on Hip Hop,...

Daiken releases debut single ‘FÖRSTA INTRYCK’

Swedish hip-hop artist Daiken has released his brand new single 'Första Intryck'. This is his debut release as a solo artist. 'Första Intryck' was entirely self-produced by Daiken in his home studio. Performed in his native tongue, the single offers a change from styles he's explored In the past, with the sentiment coming straight 'from my heart.'https://soundcloud.com/grona_lov/daiken-forsta-intryck/s-dAgH4Aside from his solo...

LIT DIDIE’S releases COAST TO COAST GHETTO GOSPEL VOL.1

Lit Didie is releasing a new Hip-Hop / Rap album COAST TO COAST GHETTO GOSPEL VOL. 1 on  5th July 2019. This is Lit Didie’s first release and he is aspiring to be known worldwide. Lit Didie and his label, Easterday Records LLC, are sure that this will secure them a footing in the industry.Lit Didie was born in Lagos...

Bhiness releases latest single/album Can’t Stop Praising

Bhiness

Christian Dance artist Bhiness is set to release his latest single/album Can't Stop Praising on the 24th June 2019. Can't Stop Praising is inspired by passion, something which burns through God. Bhiness is heavily influenced by the deep love that God gives, something which has been a huge part of his life. Music occupies the entirety of his life, with...

Liam Holmes releases brand new single ‘Queen of Summer’

Liam Holmes

Pop artist Liam Holmes is set to release his brand new single 'Queen of Summer' on 28th June 2019. This is Liam's first release of the year, following on from 'Fallen Leaves', released in November of last year. 'Queen of Summer' is entirely self-produced; something fairly new for Holmes, having only released one track in the same vain before. Liam's smooth vocal melodies and...