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Lenii Kicks Off 2021 With Controversial Single "White Lie" - February 18th
With millions of TikTok views already racked up on the first verse and 100K new fans awaiting the release, Lenii's controversial, sexy and thought-provoking single "White Lie" comes out February 18th.
Questioning her Catholic upbringing, in "White Lie" Lenii discusses a relationship that would be considered "sinful" - leaving the nature of the relationship open to interpretation (same-sex or just sexual in general).
Her signature sharp lyrics cut through a choir of "Amen"s and powerfully target the superiority complex that features in most organized religions. “Don’t pretend that you’re higher than Pius, in the end we all fight to be highest”. Lenii’s reputation for unfiltered honesty, with a lyrical wit and humor she credits to her Irish upbringing, have earned her an official Democratic Campaign Ad with "The Kids Are All Rebels", a #1 charting debut EP ("In All Fairness...") on iTunes, 300k monthly Spotify listeners and have placed her on multiple "ones to watch" lists for the coming year.
The first verse of "White Lie" went viral on TikTok amassing millions of streams and over 100K new followers, prompting Lenii to fast-track the release. After the recent report of the shockingly cruel conditions in the Catholic Church's Mother and Baby Homes in Ireland, "White Lie" has resonated with an audience of young, rebellious Gen Z and Millenial fans, for whom Lenii has become somewhat of a spokesperson, voicing a stance against outdated, misogynistic hypocrisy.
"It's a little bigger than a white lie, telling me you could be the good guy".
However heavy the topic, Lenii's tongue-in-cheek sense of humor pierces through as she compares herself to Tones and I and sighs "it seems the Devil's always winning".
Friday, May 21, 2021
LISTEN TO DEBUT SINGLE
RIYL: BULLY, BEABADOOBEE, HINDS
After 2 years of learning their instruments and exploring their craft, New York and California’s SUB*T have come onto the scene with their f*cking rocking debut single, “Boxing Day.”
Following a trailer for the song posted to their Instagram last month, “Boxing Day” establishes the band as a one-of-a-kind rock duo. The single covers everything that is difficult and life-changing, wrapping these experiences up neatly into a song that demands your attention. Jade Alcantara and Grace Bennett, who both sing and play guitar on the track, fearlessly bear all to the listener while laying down addictively crafted instrumentals. The collaged cover art features many of the things the girls have boxed up and moved on from, paying tribute to the past while looking forward to their future.
“‘Boxing Day’ is a play on words in the sense that obviously Boxing Day is a holiday and that was our metaphor for packing up all this trauma and letting it go,” said Jade Alcantara, lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of SUB*T. “Maybe not even letting it go, but just expressing it in a way that actually made us feel something different.”
“Boxing Day” will be available on all streaming platforms on Friday, May 21st, 2021. As their music reflects on their experiences, SUB*T faces a bright future of world domination. You can stay up to date with the girls on Instagram, @subtrules! If you don’t listen to the song, they might even write one about you. Or TP your house.
SUB*T is a band that was born in the mosh-pit. Tired of being in the crowd, Jade Alcantara and Grace Bennett taught themselves how to play guitar and started writing music together while on opposite ends of the country. Building songs through voice memos and text messages, they’ve crafted a sound that is both reminiscent of Liz Phair’s rambling and Veruca Salt’s fearlessness. The duo’s first single “Boxing Day” puts everything on the table, leaving nothing to the imagination.
Catharsis is the driving force behind their creative process. SUB*T is all about what is happening, what is hurting, and what is *cough, cough* SUBTerranean. In a fit of post-pandemic non-dude rock vengeance, the girls lunge forward with an attitude too big to fit into an Instagram post or Spotify stream. Despite their amateur status, Jade and Grace have created songs that will stick in your brain for weeks or even years.
“I think being a fan of music, and more importantly being a female fan of music, you understand what makes it all so magical. You know what feels safe, you know what feels explosive, you know what feels wrong, and you know what feels harmful. I think that a lot of times there’s a huge disconnect between artists and their fans. Whether or not you have a million people worshipping you and messaging you, that doesn’t mean you understand your fans. I’ve felt this truly deep understanding of what creates a community within music for so long and I think that’s what separates us even when writing songs. We imagine our music for other people, first and foremost,” says Jade Alcantara, lead vocalist and guitarist, who has been active in the live music community for years.
On the long-distance songwriting process, Grace Bennett, lead guitarist and vocalist, commented, “I honestly think that the distance lets us be more creative sometimes because when we have to do our parts of the songs we’re just by ourselves in our rooms. Not that I feel pressured, but there’s just more of a sense of nobody can hear me right now and nobody can listen and hate what I’m doing. I can just do whatever I want right now and record this in a machine that no one else has to hear if I don’t want anyone else to hear it. A lot of times, that just makes stuff that’s actually really good because you’re not afraid and you can just be yourself.”
WATCH OUT FOR SUB*T
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To whom it may concern,
My name is Jordi O' Rourke Grant. I am an artist manager from Diffusion Lab, a record label based in Dublin.
We have a new release, 'Frustration' from our newest artist SVEN, which came out on April 30th; alongside this release, SVEN is premiering his first-ever music video tomorrow, Thursday May 13th, and I think the music would be a perfect fit Right Chord Music.
I’d love you to give 'Frustration' a listen and watch the music video and consider it for Right Chord Music. I have attached the new single and video below.
SVEN has a growing fanbase, so if you feature it, I'd love to know so Sven can promote it on his socials and get as many people listening and interacting as possible.
Thank you, and looking forward to hearing back from you,
Jordi O' Rourke Grant
SVEN is an exciting and ambitious newcomer on the Irish pop scene with a determined DIY spirit to his music.
A sharp all round talent as a writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist, SVEN’s musical journey began in his early teens with a craving to be in a rock band, but quickly evolved into him writing and producing his own music. He cites Bon Iver and Jeremy Zucker as early inspirations as well as his love for Rock, Indie & Hip-Hop. With a 4 year degree in music under his belt, coupled with time spent writing in both LA and London, SVEN has worked tirelessly to mould his own distinct take on pop, resulting in a captivating DIY indie aesthetic accompanied by dreamy RnB-esquevocals. SVEN’s ultimate goal with his music is to inspire others to reflect and pursue ambitions.
SVEN released his debut single ‘Shoreditch’ on Diffusion Lab imprint label DFL in July 2020, a personal but inspirational tale of the strength and determination it takes to move outside of your comfort zone to pursue life goals. His follow up single ‘Frustration’ will be released in April 2021 which marks the beginnings of a big year ahead for him, with his debut EP due for release in 2022.
Frustration is the latest release from Diffusion Lab’s newest recruit - indie-pop artist SVEN. Following on from his debut release last year “Shoreditch”, “Frustration” paints SVEN’s story of recent pressure he put himself under to be his own best self, the pursuit of constant perfection in life as a whole, only to realise this isn’t how life needs to be, that life should be lived as desired and dreams should be chased.
Set against a melancholic but warm melody and offset against an uplifting driving rhythm backed by SVEN’s soothing but powerful vocals, Frustration is just the beginning of the promising road down which SVEN is headed.
Frustration officially releases on DFL on 30th April across all streaming platforms
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Andreww harnesses the power of conviction in powerful, new grunge infused anthem - ‘ CROSSROADS ’
“There are very few people that can traverse multiple industries, and not only find success in both – but dominate.” - Wonderland
“Andreww is rapidly becoming one of the most compelling new voices in the current alternative space.”
By Anton Gottlob
[30th April 2021] Closely following on from the success of singles ‘Talking to Myself’, ‘Medusa’ and the latest video game fuelled ‘Shadow Love’, Andreww emerges with his newest release, ‘Crossroads’, the musical bow that poignantly ties all of these uniquely impressive tunes together.
Authentic to his winning musical formula; Andreww delivers retrospective, storyteller-style lyricism over dark yet dreamy grunge guitars and fierce 808 beats that blend in seamlessly with Andreww’s unmistakable voice, which gradually lures listeners into a bold and powerful, rock n’ roll hook. ‘Crossroads’ is therefore the ultimate manifestation of Andreww’s musical soul searching, where anger and doubt erupt in a pop anthem positioned for the new generation.
Since the release of his debut single, Andreww has gone from strength to strength, honing his craft and establishing a name for himself in the industry as one to watch. With an eclectic taste in both music and fashion, stemming from his background as an international runway and fashion model, strutting for the likes of Louis Vuitton, Versace and Dior. Andreww is known for his vehement refusal to be tied down by any one genre, Andreww’s music is a rich and complex tapestry of seemingly mismatched sounds and genres which come together to create a unique and dynamic soundscape, and ‘Crossroads’ is no exception.
Laden with reverberating guitar riffs, punchy percussion and a thrilling, high-octaine chorus, ‘Crossroads’ has all the grit and tenacity of Andreww’s signature rock inspired bangers but with a trap-infused twist that gives the edgy, hardcore track a slightly more pop-esque feel that will appeal to a wide range of listeners, worldwide.
Artwork made by Streetwear Fashion Designer Verdy
“It’s about making a decision and sticking to it. Two things can happen: It works or you learn something but as long as you just go for it everything will be fine. Life’s too short to wait for someone to make the decision for you.”
ARLISSA RELEASES ANTICIPATED & STUNNING 6 SONG DEBUT EP - The LOVERS
ARLISSA RELEASES DEBUT 6 SONG EP THE LOVERS EP
Featuring the new single House Of Cards & singles “Little Girl”, “Old Love” & “Rules”
FEBRUARY 12, 2021 – Los Angeles-based, London-bred singer-songwriter Arlissa has shared her stunning & long anticipated 6 song debut EP The LOVERS – featuring the new single “House of Cards” and "Little Girl”, “Rules”, and “Old Love”. This amazing body of work is a MUST LISTEN from top to bottom. Watch the video for the lead single “House of Cards” here and "Rules” here and also “Little Girl,” here , "Old Love", here, both featuring a wardrobe by Chanel.
“When you hear a song about something similar to what you’re going through, it helps you to feel less alone, but it might also lead you to check in with other people,” Arlissa says. “It’s easy to get so deep into our own problems, we forget to reach out and see how other people are doing, to ask questions and really listen. It’s so important to remember that everyone’s dealing with something, and no one’s got this all figured out.”
Built on a backdrop of delicate beats and dreamy guitar tones, The LOVERS unfolds with a gentle effervescence even as Arlissa channels incredible pain. The single House of Cards is the cool yet upbeat and lighthearted description of the delicacy of relationships. In a lovely twist on the classic breakup song, “Old Love” transforms heartache into gratitude, an alchemy aided by the track’s airy grooves and untethered guitar solo. One of the EP’s most poignant moments, “Little Girl” presents a bit of soulfully delivered self-talk echoing her deep sensitivity. “I wrote that in quarantine, one night when I couldn’t sleep and decided to get on the piano,” says Arlissa. “It’s me talking the little girl inside me who’s always been very anxious, telling her to just breathe and stop letting things hold her back. It’s a reminder that if there’s ever a space you feel you don’t belong, you can always move on and find the place that’s right for you.” Elsewhere on The LOVERS, Arlissa brings her warm insight to complex matters like self-forgiveness (on “Rules”), the torment of feeling trapped in a toxic romance (on “Heart vs. Brain”) and the stunning “The Devil You Know” the difficulties faced and courage needed to get out.
The LOVERS was made in collaboration with producers including Austin Ward (G-Eazy, UMI), Toulouse and Michael Fatkin
The Harper’s BAZAAR featured “ingenue” and vocal powerhouse had a meteoric rise last year with her viral hits “Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie” with Jonas Blue and invigorating anthem (Rolling Stone) “Healing” earlier this year. Arlissa continues to receive praise with People recently featuring Arlissa in their ‘Emerging Artists’ and calling her “one of our favorites.”
Glia is a four-piece band based out of Houston, Texas. Glia draws influence from the ethereal ambiance and sonic experimentation of early shoegaze bands, the aggressive, straight-ahead DIY ethos of 1980s American punk , as well as the idiosyncrasies of post-punk and goth music to create an eclectic "nugaze" sound.
Combining crushing and ragged distortion, crooning vocals, pop melodies, and the occasional dance rhythm at ear-splitting volume, Glia tells a story of noise and dreams, of naiveté and cynicism, of all that is deeply felt but not completely understood.
Vedic-Afro-Futurist collective Krsnafari drop spiritually healing debut EP - The Last of Us
[Thursday 22nd April - ‘EARTH DAY’] Krsnafari are the London-based collective of creative, young, talented individuals who are striving to push positivity and transformation through the medium of art. All talented, religious healers in their own right, Nitaiji, Jahraswati and Satnav joined forces musically in June 2020 when they realised they all had a shared vision when it came to the healing powers of sound, believing that music can heal the wounds that medicine cannot.
Touching on genres ranging from hip-hop to tech, house, drill, RnB and reggae, Krsnafari are on a mission to spread a healing message of positivity through their music, incorporating ancient, spiritual mantras into their lyrics in order to harness their medicinal effects on the mind, body and soul. Their debut EP, The Last of Us is Krsnafari’s introduction to the world and a shining example of the trio’s ethos at work. Containing 5 carefully crafted tracks, dive deep and allow each message to truly land.
“Our mission is to use ancient mantras in music. Mantras are phrases & teachings that when repeated have lasting positive effects on the body and mind. This is what the industry needs, quality message music.”
A fully immersive, genre-defying musical experience, Krsnafari’s The Last of Us is a masterful work of art that weaves various musical influences together to form a rich and complex tapestry of sound. Touching on themes such as street crime, mental health and economic inequality, over modern hip-hop beats, reggae-inspired lyrics and soulful melodies, The Last of Us has a bit of something for everyone, from fans of Jamaica’s Chronixx to Ireland’s Reggie Snow.
“The Last of us EP is calling to all those that want to make a difference. The world is changing very rapidly and to accommodate for this new age we have to be prepared. Music is a powerful tool to reach people's hearts and it can heal the wounds that medicine cannot. We hope that this EP will be able to show people that we can’t sit back and let our inner demons win, we have the power to be the best we can be. Purity is the force.”
Krsnafari are a London-based collective of creative, young, talented individuals who are striving to push positivity & transformation through the medium of art. They aim to connect people to their own inner world by sparking a change in their consciousness. They provide people with the tools to develop sound mental health and increase the wellbeing of their listeners through the use of ancient and modern alternative medicines and transcendental sound vibration.
The ‘One-Man-Beatles’ a.k.a. Max Sullivan – is a multi-instrumentalist/ producer from Kettering (UK). Raised on four track recorders, 60’s pop and modern alienation, Sullivan writes, records and produces songs in his home studio under the musical pseudonym Foreign Age (formed in 2020).
Sullivan’s genre-blending ‘modern old-school’ sound references his love of 60’s rock (The Beatles) 90’s alt-rock (Radiohead) and 00’s lo-fi hip-hop (J Dilla). Favouring the use of vintage equipment, non-traditional song structures and a DIY approach to production, Sullivan’s chameleonic musical identity ranges from ‘Neo-British Invasion’ to ‘Experimental Bedroom Pop’ to ‘Avant-Garde-Funeral-Hip-Hop’.
Following national airplay and critical recognition with Kenneth J Nash, The Abrahams and Miyagi Car Wash (included in BBC Introducing’s best songs of 2019), Sullivan’s highly anticipated self-produced debut album “Understanding Animals” is due for release 28th May 2021.
The album, designed to play as an “infinite loop”, is a grand assessment of life in the 21st century - the social, moral and psychological impact of technology, political order and capitalism. Inspired by the one-man band/producers; Kevin Parker, Mac Demarco and Elliott Smith, Sullivan recorded and produced the entirety of the album in his home studio during 2020.
Hey Mark and crew,
Hope your week’s going smoothly.
Just sharing the new music video for the single “Guaranteed Peace” with you today (thanks for sharing the audio already), it’s a fast-paced clip and it’s pretty moody! I’d love to see it shared if you feel it’s a good fit.
All details are here:
Thanks for your time as always.
HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL MAY 28, 2021
Singer/Songwriter and Multi-Instrumentalist, Wren Wilder, Releasing the Playful Indie-Pop Romp, ‘Egyptian Cotton'
(Los Angeles) May 11, 2021 - Emerging indie-pop, multi-instrumentalist, Wren Wilder, announces the release of her new single, “Egyptian Cotton,” alongside a music video full of Wren’s signature playful mix of color, design, dance, and animation. Aptly named as a nod to Wren’s Egyptian-American roots, “Egyptian Cotton” is an ode to the advice she once received from a close friend: “If you’re the coolest one sitting at a table, you’re at the wrong table.”
“Egyptian Cotton” was created at the Panoramic House, an architecturally historic house in the middle of Mt. Tamalpais State Park, CA. As an environmentalist and creator of the Wilder Earth Movement, being surrounded by nature was an integral part of the songwriting. Throughout all aspects of production, Wren assembled an all-female cast of creatives to celebrate the effectiveness of working with women in a male-dominated industry. The song was co-produced and engineered by Maryam Qudus of the indie project Spacemoth (Toro y Moi, Tune-Yards, Sasami). As well as Wren’s own vocal and instrumental talents, “Egyptian Cotton” features Cody Rhodes (Cold War Kids, The Flaming Lips, Dashboard Confessional) on drums and percussion and Kira (Black Flag) on electric bass. Because Wren is also a re-recording sound mixer at Warner Bros. California, “Egyptian Cotton” was self-mixed using the creative spirit of her own soundboard. The track was mastered 100% in analog by two-time GRAMMY® Award Winner Andres Mayo (AES).
“She has a gift of evoking emotions of insecurity while at the same time putting the mind at ease with her calming and gentle voice, paired with a catchy and relatable chorus. I love how she redirects our attention from sadness towards the light and a happier ending.” – Buzz Music
Musical storyteller and producer Wren Wilder creates extraordinary moments through warm, empathetic pop music overflowing with emotional complexity. Each original song bursts with inviting instrumental layers that glide through folk, pop, and rock. She uniquely combines various timbres alongside the gravitational pull of her vibrant vocals: airy mellotrons, Wurlitzer, upright and Rhodes pianos, electric guitar, synths, drums, percussion, and electric bass. Through the art of mixing, Wren transforms these commonly used instruments, manipulating them in new and unexpected ways. She’s on a mission to write and perform authentic music that chronicles her evolution as a human and an artist and to bring peace and comfort to the delicate teenager who lives inside everyone. Wren Wilder transports listeners on a powerful journey through darkness and light with vulnerable lyrics about transforming heartbreak, longing, fear, and uncertainty into confidence, joy, celebration, and unconditional love.
For more information about Wren Wilder, “Egyptian Cotton,” and her upcoming releases and performances, please visit wrenwilder.com.
Contact: Audrey Champ
Phone: (714) 307-6123
Dreamy Indie-pop duo Dady reveal first 2021 single - Dark Mode
“Known for their well-crafted melodies, swirling synths, dynamic beats, and silky vocals” - Earmilk
“New York based Synth-Pop duo Dady are carving an exceptional reputation for themselves” - CULTR
(For fans of Haim, Clairo, and The Japanese House)
[23rd April 2021] Returning after a brief musical break, alt-pop duo Dady are back with a bang in the form of the effortlessly dreamy, indie-pop single ‘Dark Mode’.
Originally from Northern Virginia, Rachel Dady and producer Jesse O’Connor started out rather unexpectedly, as ‘frenemies’ in high school but soon struck up a close musical bond while they were both living in New York City. Since then they have released five singles together, the most recent being the edgy, electro-RnB infused ‘250cc’.
“Dark Mode was written and recorded (almost) all in one day during the summer of 2020. With this release, we decided to explore warmer, more organic instrument sounds, a bit of a departure from our early production and beat-heavy tracks. Chalk it up to turning 30 (or all of the Phoebe Bridgers and Soccer Mommy we listened to over the course of the pandemic), but we wanted to take our foot off the gas with Dark Mode. Both vocally and production-wise, it’s an exploration of how less can be more.” - Dady
The pair are the epitome of how music brings people together and exist now as a match made in musical heaven, with ‘Dark Mode’ being another shining example to add to the collection. The chemistry and connection between both integral halves remains evident as Rachel’s sweet, perfectly placed, silk-like pop vocals glide over the expertly produced track, courtesy of the talented Jesse.
Oozing with a confident simplicity that only the most seasoned and in sync bands are able to deliver, ‘Dark Mode’ is punctuated with plenty of gorgeous guitar motifs that will have you captivated from the very beginning. With a subtle, yet slightly more organic lean, ‘Dark Mode’ still manages to encapsulate the old school, authentic and electronic soundscape that is so unmistakably Dady. Utterly Cool and sublimely catchy, ‘Dark Mode’ is easy listening at it’s finest and marks the welcome return we have all been waiting for.