Music Video: After The Storm – Ava

Electro-pop princess AVA released the first music video for track ‘After The Storm’. Her debut offering touches on the subject of mental health and explores the feeling of being lost, sad, anxious and angry. The video portrays these emotions through the dancers and finishes with a light being at the end of the tunnel.

Since its release,  ‘After The Storm’  became Eagle3’s showcase track of the week and has also been played on BBC introducing South. AVA has also generated almost 5k plays on Spotify and over 6k on Soundcloud. Reviews have been pouring in from Canada, Sweden and all over the UK and is also featured in Richer Unsigned June playlist.

Check out the video for ‘After the Storm.’

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New Track: Hearts In The Night – I.AM.Willow

Drawing influence from Kate Bush and Tori Amos, singer-songwriter I.AM.WILLOW reveals new single ‘Hearts in the Night’, following her recent release ‘Oceanful’.

Since her last appearance on NEW LEASE MUSIC, WILLOW has gained support from BBC Introducing, Q Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, and Time Out (Top 5 Rising Stars).

In 2009 WILLOW was nominated and won ‘Best Songwriter’ and ‘Best Female Artist’ at the Malta Music Awards, prompting her decision to move to England. The opportunities followed; from recording sessions with Grammy Award winning producer Steve Orchard, to appearances at festivals and venues such as Jazz Café, Bush Hall, The Royal Festival Hall and The Great Escape. She signed her first publishing deal with Fairwood Music, in 2013.

Over the past year, the alternative songstress has scored two No.1 album cuts in Spain (Ghost Town by Auryn and Head For The Stars by Sweet California), No.5 in South Africa (Elizma Theron), features with two of the biggest selling recording artists in Japan and China (Koda Kumi and China Lin Kailun respectively) and several song placements used in film trailers in the UK, US, Canada, France, Germany and China, including US TV show Chasing Life, and French film Boomerang.

WILLOW has also collected some famous fans along the way; legendary singer Annie Lennox offered her free studio time after hearing a private performance, and Sting booked her for his official after party during his Malta tour. She is the official co-writer on current pop hit ‘Daddy’, by Rotana. She now turns her focus to writing and releasing new material with an EP to follow later this year.

Listen to ‘Hearts In The Night.’

New Track: Your Fool – Marlon Percy

In the run up to the release of his EP ‘ The Little Things, London-based singer/songwriter/producer, MARLON PERCY unveiled his latest single, ‘Your Fool’.

Boasting an eccentric and alluring mix of jazzy keys and soulful vocals, ‘Your Fool’ documents the power a woman has over a man, both sexually and psychologically, in today’s society.

Having gained support from BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC Introducing, Marlon recently had one of his collaborative projects, ‘Leaving’, released and promoted by The Vibe Guide. He also features on the single ‘Pay Your Way’, by Fat Lion Hi-Fi, recorded at Red Bull Studios, which was supported by SBTV and DJ David Rodigan.

Marlon has played at venues across London, Brighton and Bristol, as well as at festivals including Boomtown and Farr Festival, showcasing his distinctive live set which blends keys and vocals with triggered beats and bass all going through his laptop for manipulation.

‘The Little Things EP’ explores human experience of love, loss, fear and purpose. Of the EP, Marlon says:”‘While all of the songs deal lyrically with potentially heavy issues, the melodies and the chilled electronic production style creates an uplifting atmosphere. To echo the fluctuating nature.”

So here’s your chance to check out the first installment of the EP…

 

Upcoming Release: Broken Glass – Tiger Lilly

Hailing from the suburbs of London, TIGER LILLY is one hell of a songstress who’s not afraid to wear her heart on her sleeve, showcasing a full-on raw and emotive lyrics.

After two successful UK tours playing at some of country’s most legendary venues, the award-winning alternative indie pop artist is currently promoting the upcoming release of her new single ‘Broken Glass’ after the success of her previous single ‘Green Eyed Monster’ which was featured on ‘BBC Introducing’.

TIGER LILLY‘s music has been aired on numerous radio stations across the world including 7 BBC Radio stations and has been featured in several national and international music and lifestyle publications as well as being broadcast live on BBC Persia TV and several performances during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Dorney Lake as part of ‘The Games Walk Festival’.

‘Broken Glass’ will be available on all major music platforms from 1st August.

New Music Video: Smack ’em All – J. Kas (ft. Cryptic Wisdom)

Sheffield spitter J.KAS has been cooking up some new material which includes a brand new visual for track, ‘Smack ’em All’ from the EP ‘Hometown’.

The the four-minute production came to fruition when the BBC Introducing artist was in the process of moving home and had two burning bins in the backyard for unwanted items. A lightbulb moment came and J.KAS called a local upcoming videographer, Shakeel Robinson – and here it is!

The video is a filler in the run up to the official release of the ‘Snapchat EP’ (June 2017), which will be accompanied by videos to ‘All Night (Sugah, Sugah)’ and ‘Snapchat (Ain’t No Killing My Vibe’. Also there will be a another track dropping titled ‘Dem Gyal Deh’, which features Sheffield alumni Franz-Von of K.O.G. And The Zongo Brigade.

New Track: You – Rainbow Shark

Produced in the shadows of railway arches in their adopted home of Camberwell, South London, RAINBOW SHARK unveiled their new single ‘You’.

Their four-minute offering boasts merging contemporary electronic soundscapes coupled with elements of murky Bristol soul and haunting guest vocals, provided by Scandi songstress Monceyron.

Since first joining forces on a colourless Manchester afternoon, Jack Levy and Bill Wright have enjoyed glowing praise for both their recorded and live work. This first offering of 2017 sees the pair explore a more sultry side to their songwriting, following on from November’s ‘Level With Me’ – hotly tipped by the likes of Record of the Day, Gary Crowley at BBC Introducing and Amazing Radio.

‘You’ is available now on all major music platforms…have a listen to their latest offering.

Music Video: Someone To Try For – ArtClassSink

Previously featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC with single ‘Someone To Try For’, four-piece indie rock outfit ARTCLASSSINK have released a video for the four-minute song.

Since for 2014 appearance on this blog, the band played for BBC Introducing supporting Brooklyn’s Augustines, headlined The Garage as well as performing in intimate clubs with bands such as This Town Needs Guns, SKATERS, Superfood and Temples.

It’s been way overdue, so you better check it out!

New Music Video: Lines – Franko Fraize (ft. Great Skies)

Taking you back to the days of old school garage raves, Reebok Classics and gold chains, FRANKO FRAIZE reveals the retro visuals to his latest single ‘Lines’, alongside Great Skies via his VEVO channel.

The blurry video captures the bright lights of London’s skylines and the essence of the night life that used to fill the city, while complementing the laid back garage style beat from Great Skies and Franko’s unmistakable vocal.

The track has generated support on BBC Introducing across Kent, Norfolk and Suffolk and Franko has just played a show with UKG legends Oxide & Nuetrino. He will also be performing in Ipswich, Swindon and Norwich at Tropico alongside Ghetts this month.

First broadcast by BBC Introducing in Kent, ‘Lines’ draws on influence from the UK electronic music scene and showcases Frankos’ vocal delivery over a melodic laid back beat from the Great Skies. The lyrics detail the exhilarating feeling of throwing shapes on a night out until everything starts to blur. Known as the “voice for the everyday”, he talks tales of everyday life that resonates across the board. His lyrics and presence are archetypally English and strike a chord with many a listener for their charm and wit.

Last year was phenomenal for the charismatic rapper from Thetford, seeing him support Rudimental and Chase and Status as well as completing a busy festival period that included the 1xtra stage at Reading & Leeds festival.

With an E.P alongside Great Skies due for an imminent release, a massive collaboration in the pipeline and a wealth of support already behind him, FRANKO FRAIZE presents ‘Lines’.

Upcoming Release: Fireman – Jake Aldridge (ft. Lisa Ambrose)

Having gone to number one on Zone Radio’s Top 40 Charts, getting his track played on Playboy TV daily and receiving airplay on Tom Robinson’s BBC Introducing Mixtape, JAKE ALDRIDGE returns with ‘Fireman’. Fusing R&B, pop and hip-hop, Aldridge tells the captivating story of losing the person you love, a theme he is all too familiar with after losing his own father at the age of 11.

‘Fireman’ features singer-songwriter Lisa Ambrose, who recently won Battle Of The Bandstands, hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Rob The Bank. This led to Ambrose supporting Mark Ronson and now collaborating with Norwich-based hip-hopper.

Inspired by the likes of Tupac Shakur and Dr Dre, Jake believes his music is entirely honest and offers his fans an insight to his life and emotions. The song has been produced by Ninety II, an up and coming producer from Bristol.

‘Fireman’ is set for release via iTunes, Spotify, Deezer and many more on 7th April 2017.

New Music Video: Satellite – I.AM.WILLOW

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I.AM.WILLOW debuts the music video for her debut single Satellite, a soaring, sweeping pop song “about giving that special relationship a second chance.”

Her music is a cinematic-pop explosion of influences, highlighted by the contrasting subtlety and power of her vocals, melodic arrangements and evocative lyricism.

The London-based, Malta-born musician, who counts Annie Lennox as a fan, has gained support from BBC Introducing, Q Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, and Time Out (Top 5 Rising Stars of 2015) over the past 12 months.

Watch out for her  EP,  coming in 2017…but for now, check out the video to Satellite.