Alex, Charlie & Darrell - Unsigned & Emerging Acts
Artist - Follow Me Dark
Song - Stars Collide
December 9, 2020 - Alt Rock/Metal band Follow Me Dark ends 2020 on a high note with the release of their self-titled odyssey “Follow Me Dark”. Slated to go LIVE on the winter solstice, the 12/21 release is an impeccable testament to their dedication and perseverance. COVID truly changed everything for musicians, putting them in an introspective position to create art during a time when nobody is playing shows. In light of this, Follow Me Dark chose to focus on finishing their album right in time for the changing of seasons. In the spirit of challenging comfort zones, their full length album is meant to welcome people into listening to something outside of their realm of comfort. Instrumentally, the band taps into multiple genres in an attempt to convey a mood through music to reflect the dimensions that are inside of all of us. Their intricate textural interludes and melodic choruses captivate fans of alt rock, metal, psychedelic rock, indie rock and even rock opera. The modern psychedelic grooves and metal attacks tap into fans of Muse, Alice in Chains and Deftones.
Follow Me Dark’s emotional new album isn’t afraid to confront human nature in a very raw and transparent way. Consisting of Stephen Kozak (vocals/guitar), Sean Batinic (guitar), Elliot Grove (bass) and Jim Boots (drums), the band reveals a chemistry between bandmates that assists in amplifying their message in a relatable yet ‘larger than life’ way. Hailing from Grass Valley, CA, the band has successfully introduced their grassroots following to a progressive approach to songwriting. And in “Follow Me Dark”, the band embraces very organic musical peaks and valleys, offering a refreshing complexity to the alt rock/metal genre. “Too much music nowadays is predictable, it’s unexciting. It’s not surprising. That’s something we pride ourselves in; we try to make music that pushes you into “I didn’t see this coming. I’m off my rocker. I can’t categorize this” says vocalist/guitarist Stephen Kozak.
Full length albums are often hard to come by in our singles-laden world. But “Follow Me Dark” has a unique way of provoking you to commit to listening from beginning to end. The “Follow Me Dark” project embraces the darker parts in all of us that we aren’t always consciously aware of. With the release of their self-titled project, they hope to create an outlet for people who might be confronting some of the same feelings that they do; those feelings of dread, confusion, chaos and anger. In the words of drummer Jim Boots, “There’s a dark, shadowy feeling to the music that’s kind of what the world is going through right now.” And after such a turbulent year, it’s important not to ignore those feelings but to welcome them knowing that many are experiencing the exact same thing. While the light and positive emotions bring us together, so do the dark ones. Our imperfections make us relatable to one another and after a culmination of two years of intense creativity, Follow Me Dark hopes to provide their fans with cathartic & spiritual experience to wrap up a year that is sure to go down in history books.
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'Loose Canyon’ is the debut single from The Gabriel’s, a new band from the Midlands brought together through a shared love of melodic pop, jangly guitars and classic songwriting.
Featuring Gudg (vocals), Fran Feely (Bass), Leon Jones (Guitar) and Stuart Gray (keys). The band have all known each other socially for years. Gudg and Fran had some songs and they asked Leon if he fancied adding some guitar and soon after Stuart jumped on board and The Gabriels were born.
‘Loose Canyon’ was recorded in 2020 to the obvious background of Covid. Gudg explains “The song is about escapism, this year more than any we’ve all probably felt the need to escape. As a band we love the 1960s Laurel canyon Scene and would have loved to be have been part of it. It was a time where it felt like anything could happen both socially and musically and as a band it’s a big influence on us”.
All band members have a musical history before The Gabriels. Gudg previously sang with Pallenberg, Fran previously played with Elefant Records act The Silver Factory, Leon in Blow Up Records band Alfa 9, and Stuart in Fence Collective band Viva Stereo and Drone/Psych Band Children of Leir.
Taking in influences such as The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, C86, The Stone Roses and Teenage Fanclub as well as sharing a love for the 1960s Culture and soundtracks.
The band are currently recording their debut album and looking for options for release for the future. Live gigs are also planned.
We'd really appreciate any mention/review/interview -its tough for a new unsigned band trying tog et any exposure at the moment without live gigs!
The single will be released on January 31st 2021 and also features backing vocals from Robyn Gibson from The Junipers and was Mastered by Ben Booker(The Fernweh/The Coral)
Youtube video for single here:
Buy single from Bandcamp https://thegabriels.bandcamp.com/ Also available on Spotify, Itunes, AppleMusic
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Band - Sexy Pretty Things
Track - Doomed
Sexy Pretty Things are a punk/grunge/indie band from the Isle of Wight, that combine aggression and playfulness, resulting in a catalog of earworm after earworm.
Band: The Ringards
Track: Helen Mirren
Formed in East London in 2018 and hailing from just about every corner of the globe, The Ringards is the city dwelling collaboration of Enzo Salinie (lead vocals), Vinny Baker (lead guitar), Gary Cartmill (bass) and Joe Hornby Patterson (drums). Leaving their separate worlds behind, the band up sticks to a shared flat in Hackney and have been creating avant-garde singles loaded with grit ever since. An extension of Salinie’s sardonic lyricism, the punk-led band collectively express their experiences in the ever-changing world that we live in – breathing new life into the genre whilst they’re at it.
The Ringards have also been heavily influenced by the discography of The Doors, David Bowie, Fat White Family, The Libertines, The Kinks and Ian and Baxter Dury."
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Band - Tender Tones
Track - Youth Retirement Club
Shore Dive Records is the debut EP by French duo Tender Tones.
Manon Deruytere & Maxime Pargaud explore the nostalgic side of shoegaze and dreampop. The Ep is a co-release with American label Somewhere Cold Records
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Band - Minaxi
Track - Leaving Feeling
I am reaching out to introduce my Brooklyn-based, Indian-origin bilingual (we write in English and Hindi) alternative/shoegaze band Minaxi. Sonically, We like to call the work the serendipitous meeting of Slowdive with the Smashing Pumpkins at a cafe only to be bolstered by the presence of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sitting across the table, calmly sipping his tea.
We released two albums last year. First was our LP Khwab and the latter was a trilogy of EPs titled The Zia Fantasy. We'd love to submit some of the songs from the catalog for airplay consideration.
Also here are our socials:
Band - The Jobs
Track - La Serena
Our sound can be summarized as indie rock laced with warm vibes, pop hooks, surf over tones, and elements of shoegaze and new wave. We have released three singles to-date and our first EP 'Sailing Upon the Times' drops everywhere January 8, 2021. Since we began to promote our band in August 2020; we have eclipsed 20,000 streams overall and are currently #2 on the Cool Top 20.
Click here to view: https://cooltop20.com/.
We make sure to thank and share each radio station that features our music to our 2k + Twitter followers and 1k + Instagram followers.
Primary songwriters Trevor Meyer and Thomas Heun played in competing
bands in high school. After college, they combined their talents and began
writing together. Joined by bassist, Marc Barone and drummer, Jon
Schlote; The Jobs musical space is primarily occupied in alternative rock
with tinges of surf, punk, and emo. Melodies are deliberate and songs are
rooted in pop sensibility often masked underneath the gaze of guitar fuzz.
Influences have greatly expanded over the years drawing from travel, world
topography, landscapes, the sea, storytelling, loss and isolation,
recuperation, and perseverance through physical and mental challenges.
Packaging in tonal influence that is governed by a love for British rock,
vintage rock and emo, The Jobs maintain their process-driven approach
focused on flow rather than force. As the band’s musical cadence
matures, the commitment to integral songwriting and love for innovation
balance the challenges of sailing upon the ever changing 2020 musical
landscape and beyond.
Here is a link to our Spotify Page: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6JW8WSkO8M3q7hshTtC19g
Here is a link to our website:
Artist - Sezin Agelova
I would like to introduce you to our first new-jazz release, Simya. The tune is released on 29th November and played on the same day at Jez Nelson's legendary show ''Something' Else'' in Jazz FM. It is also shared as a new release in many local magazines / newspapers. We reached a huge amount of audience in a very short time and very happy about the amazing feedbacks.
I am sending you the links to the song and details about artists. Hope you get a chance to check us out. If you would like to play Simya in one of your programs, or share it on one of your media platforms, or discuss further collaboration with us about our future releases, we will be more than happy. Many thanks.
London based songwriter and a sophisticated jazz vocalist, Sezin Angelova likes to sing fragments that will come together in a certain way to create a language of emotional or intellectual intensity. She personalises the sounds and vibrations that are uncovered from the layers of her diverse background from Istanbul to London. With the unique and glossy patterns of her voice, Sezin mixes various musical influences into a modern Jazz appreciation.