New Track: God Bless England -HalfBrother

Steadily making their mark with their distinctive, genre defying sounds and thought-provoking observations on identity and challenging social norms and roles, Murkage Dave and Patrick Scally – aka – HALFBROTHER return with ‘God Bless England’ – a poignant reflection on post-Brexit Britain.

The song is the follow-up to the duo’s debut single ‘Go Tell The Mandem’, which was hailed by i-D as ‘quietly profound’ and ‘remarkably lucid’.

Forming after collaborating on ‘Car Bomb’ – which became a cult hit last year and culminated in support from Pharrell Williams on his Beats 1 radio show – HALFBROTHER’s unique take on alternative R&B influenced sounds has been garnering them a loyal legion of fans and catching the attention of outlets such as DIY, Earmilk and Mass Appeal.

They recently brought their first performance as a duo to The Old Blue Last as the main opening act for Star Slinger and later this year they are set to release their debut album ‘Men Can’t Protect You Anymore’ which will feature more new music and exciting collaborations with UK Hip-Hop artist Oscar #worldpeace.

 

 

EP Review: CurrentSee – Raphael Blake

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Following the roaring success of his debut conceptual mixtape, The Undergrad, RAPHAEL BLAKE finds his way back to NEW LEASE MUSIC and slams an innovative EP, CurrentSee.

Coming in the form of four striking visuals, the Nottingham spoken word emcee boldly takes on and elegantly spits the UK’s current affairs, including BREXIT, over the smoothest soulful soundscapes you’ll ever hear in the music industry of today.

The four-track video EP – which was written, filmed, recorded and edited within the 24 hour period (yep, you read right!) by the musical prodigy himself – will further cement his place on the major tastemakers’ playlist….Check out CurrentSee…not to be missed.

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