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Friday, 23 August 2019

Sea Girls - Violet




Sea Girls - Violet

Following on from their recent single, Damage Done, Sea Girls return with their latest high octane effort, Violet. Wasting no time from the get go with its punctuated percussion and infectious melodies, the band take us on another thrilling ride as they charge out of the gates with their exhilaratingly fun take on indie-pop. Have a listen for yourselves below and catch them out on the road this Autumn.



Headline Tour October 2019
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2nd – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
3rd – The Fleece, Bristol
4th- The Loft, Southampton
10th – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
11th – O2 Academy 2, Leicester
16th – The Welly, Hull
17th – Academy 2, Manchester
18th – O2 Academy 2, Liverpool1
9th – The Sugarmill, Stoke

Tickets are on sale now -  http://www.seagirls.net/uk-tour

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Thursday, 22 August 2019

The 1975 - People




The 1975 - People

There's no denying Manchester's The 1975 aren't well and truly head spinners. Following the band's exciting return last month partnering up with Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on the new record's opening single, there's nothing that could have prepared anyone for this drop. Their starkest departure yet is about as big of a wake up call as you could expect on a dreary Thursday evening mid August. There's so much going on I don't even know where to begin. From Matty's complete image change to the sound itself. It'd be best to take a watch for yourselves below. The announcement comes following their (Brit Award) Best British Album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships. People is taken from their new LP 'Notes On A Conditional Form', due to be released February 21, 2020.



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Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Official Video: Spector - Half Life




Official Video: Spector - Half Life

Following on from their new single Half Life, released in June, Spector return today with its official video. Speaking about the 'Half Life' video, singer Fred Macpherson said: "Our last two videos were filmed in Shanghai and Morocco so it’s quite reassuring to know you can still make some magic just driving up and down Brick Lane a few times. To me it’s like David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis on an Uber pool budget. It just so happened my fellow passengers were a camera crew. Shout out Callum the director who managed to work out what the song was about quicker than we had too. The grass is always greener on the other side of the glass." Take a watch for yourselves below.




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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Deportees - Covered In Dreams

Photo: Elin Berge



Deportees - Covered In Dreams

Swedish-based trio Deportees have this week unveiled an official video to their latest single 'Covered In Dreams'. Filled with a whimsical energy, the track jitters through a breeze of instrumentation, and now comes to life with a vivid backdrop shot in the stunning countryside surrounding Stockholm. Covered In Dreams is taken from the award-winning Swedish band's first full UK album release, 'All Future', which will be available on October 11th. Take a listen/watch for yourselves below.



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Tips and Tricks: 5 Ways to Improve Your Viola Skills

Being good at playing a certain instrument isn’t easy. It takes patience, time and effort to master any instrument. Take viola as an example, while the viola instrument produces authentic and engrossing tone, it takes a while to master it and be able to have the opportunity to perform in an orchestra or as a soloist.

Whether you are a beginner or already in the intermediate level, taking in consideration the following tips can help you to get better at playing viola:


1. PRACTICE YOUR FAVORITE SONG
Practicing your favourite song helps you to easily learn how to play viola. While you are enjoying

learning the desired song, it gives you more motivation to practice the whole piece. And just a trick, before practicing the song, you may want to listen to it more than a couple of times to visualize how the viola would be able to produce the sound.
2. READ THE MUSIC BEFORE PRACTICE
Admit it or not, when you want to play a certain instrument, you just want to start it right away before looking or assessing how an entire piece should be played. While enthusiasm is certainly a must in learning viola, you’ll definitely become a better player if you skim through the whole music sheet and evaluate the difficult parts of it.

There are times that when we encounter an unexpected difficult part, we tend to procrastinate and start with another song already. But you may see these difficulties as your motivation to finish playing the whole piece. It’s more rewarding to get through challenges in playing than trying to avoid it and not finishing anything at all.

3. START IN SLOW TEMPO
You may find this boring, but playing every new piece in a slow tempo is a great technique to excel as a violist. Take your time in playing each tune until you produce a superb sound. Later on, when you’ve mastered the transition and bowing, you can increase the tempo until you reach the right one.

4. ANALYZE YOUR PERFORMANCE
When you’re done playing the song at a slow tempo, it’s time to go back to each part of the composition where you are having difficulties. You may take extra time to assess how you’ll be able to get through the difficult part – may it be your transition, timing or intonation. You may also refer to educational videos online, through your instructor or friends who play viola if how they have resolved the difficulties they face themselves.

5. RECORD YOUR PRACTICES
Another alternative way that you can do improve your viola skills is to record all your practices and identify any problems while playing the composition. Through thorough listening you can focus on parts where you have complications. You may also share these with other people and take in consideration their constructive criticism.

Aside from memorizing the tunes, another vital factor in giving an excellent viola performance is mastering various bowing techniques. Trying and getting good with these bowing techniques can help you to experiment with songs over time and adjust with any composition given to you.

Bonus tip: Do not ever give up. Even when it gets frustrating and a hopeless case, always pick up your viola and get through the tough parts of it. Always remind yourself why you started learning the instrument and use the frustrations as your fuel to be better each day.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Flyte - I Still Believe In You




Today Flyte have shared a brand new video to their latest single, Still Believe In You. Taken from their forthcoming new EP'White Roses', due September 20th,the single tackles truth, honesty and fidelity in a relationship. Acompanying the track is a video that follows a father driving his adolescent daughter to University for the first time. Take a watch for yourselves below. Pre-order 'White Roses' EP here: https://Flyte.lnk.to/EPWhiteRosesPR



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Friday, 16 August 2019

Swim Deep - Sail Away, Say Goodbye




Swim Deep - Sail Away, Say Goodbye

Following on from their return at the end of May with new single To Feel Good, Birmingham's Swim Deep have today unveiled the forthcoming album's second single, Sail Away, Say Goodbye. Giving us a strong indication as to what lays ahead on their new record, Emerald Classics', the band tackle grief and loss in a euphoric tale of hope and ultimately survival. With its uplifting chorus and infectious melody line the track comes accompanied by a beautifully shot clip that sees the band struggle with a boat at sea that's slowly sinking, all before overcoming their tribulations and counting their blessings. Watch below.



'Emerald Classics' will be released October 4th, 2019.

Swim Deep - To Feel Good Tracklist
1. To Feel Good
2. 0121 Desire
3. Bruised
4. World I Share
5. Father I Pray
6. Sail Away, Say Goodbye
7. Drag Queens In Soho
8. Happy As Larrie
9. Top Of The Pops
10. Never Stop Pinching Myself


October Live Dates
05 BRIGHTON The Haunt
06 CARDIFF The Globe
08 BRISTOL The Exchange
09 SOUTHAMPTON The Loft
10 LEICESTER O2 Academy
11 LIVERPOOL District
13 GLASGOW Stereo
14 NEWCASTLE The Cluny
15 LEEDS The Wardrobe
19 MANCHESTER Band On The Wall
20 NOTTINGHAM Bodega Social Club
21 NORWICH The Waterfront
22 CAMBRIDGE The Portland Arms
24 LONDON The Garage

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Boy In Space - Cold




Following on from June's heartbreak anthem, 7UP, Sweden's Boy In Space returns this month with his excelling new single Cold. With plenty more cut-throat lyrics, stylish production and futuristic melodies, his latest effort is another prime example to why he's leading the way. Take a listen for yourselves below.



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