Acclaimed indie rock collective ISLAND APOLLO released their new infectious track ‘Feeling You’.
Produced by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius), the single features driving drums, layered vocals, upbeat guitar and synth bass riffs. ‘Feeling You’ is an anthem of true loyalty and devotion, Kilpatrick “it’s a song about standing by someone even when they’re at their lowest point: because that’s really when they need you the most”.
Since their inception in 2014, ISLAND APOLLO has established themselves as one of Southern California’s hottest bands who has seen success with being featured on various Spotify curated playlists and VH1, CBS, PBS, USA Network, Fox Sports, and numerous national ads including Sprint and Sobe.
Combining a classic surf vibe with funky urban grooves, ISLAND APOLLO captures the spirit of a West Coast daydream come to life. With members from Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego, ISLAND APOLLO is authentically Southern Californian and isn’t afraid to show it. The band has been named Orange County’s “Best Pop Artist” from the OC Music Awards.
Hailing all the way from Georgia, Atlanta City, upcoming rapper MCSXORPIO makes his debut entry on NEW LEASE MUSIC with brand new track ‘New National Anthem’, released last Monday.
Featuring a heavy soulful sound of the 60s, the three-minute track represents a sense of much-needed unity across the globe to eradicate the growing hate that exists today.
‘New National Anthem’ is taking from his new album, ‘Please Change The Channel’, released last Thursday.
Get the first taste of the album and listen to the super smooth ‘New National Anthem.’
While building a prolific catalog, DOLLA$IGNDUNN sets the off summer with an energetic track, entitled ‘Cruisin’. With witty punch lines and a laid-back summer vibe, D$D delivery flows effortlessly throughout the three-minute production.
This is definitely something you can kick back to with friends in the hot weather… so add this keeper to your collection, roll down your windows and play at high volumes. Enjoy!
Setting a smooth tone for the summer, MILES GLYPHERS dropped his brand new single, ‘On Me’ on Friday.
The slick production comes from common collaborator Sound Of Fractures (Raye, Scott Quinn, Ritual). Inspired by his upbringing and real life experiences, the song explores Miles’ realisation that while people (and life itself) may try to bring you down, but it’s on you to stand tall and prevail.
The 21-year-old rapper who was born in Ivory Coast, in Africa, before fleeing the war-torn country to stay at a refugee camp in Guinea. At 11 years of age, Miles finally moved to the safe-haven that was Sydney, Australia.
Since 2015, MILES GLYPHERS has had a monumental rise, with in excess of 160,000 Spotify streams and kudos from Noisey, Clash Magazine and Highsnobiety among others.
This is powerful stuff…check out ‘On Me.’
After scooping NEW LEASE MUSIC’s Album of the Week title a couple of weeks back with his instrumental mixtape, ‘The Blue Tape 2’, DIZZY RAMBUNCTIOUS wastes no time and drops another sublime hip-hop instrumental, entitled ‘Prima Donna’.
Any musicians looking for a producer who can put together real dope, bass-driven beats, well this is your guy. Go check this beat out and his entire discography here on NEW LEASE MUSIC or on his soundcloud profile.
To check out more top releases of the week, head over to the Instagram account.
D BLOCK EUROPE started their 2017 campaign with a purpose – to make the UK recognise UK Rap! The collective have collaborated with upcoming talent including Abracadabra and K-Trap, on their Free Gutta Remix 2, and make an impression at their sold-out headline show at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen.
D BLOCK EUROPE’s latest track and visual ‘Traphouse’ showcases the rappers love for the Trapping lifestyle as well as their youthful having fun side. With dope visuals and a strong narrative, ‘Traphouse’ has generated already 125,000 views in 2 days on Youtube and has had social media support from fellow rappers Konan, Safone and Fred o.
Here’s your chance to check out the video.
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.
In the lead up to the release of her debut EP (2017) SOPHIA has learned the art of making the music she loves, true to herself with conviction and without compromise. At only 22, her music is the unique expression of the cultural and creative melting pot provided by her upbringing. Having traveled more in her childhood than most do in a lifetime, her stories, songs and musings are fused with wisdom beyond her years and a simplicity, rooted in the quiet confidence of being.
Having already toured the UK tour this year, recorded at the iconic Abbey Road studio and begun production on her debut EP, SOPHIA is gearing up for a phenomenal 2017.
As many search for meaning in the world outside, Sophia’s music draws you into the journey within, the discovery of one’s self and the expression of the treasure you find. With the release of her debut single ‘Give Me Heart’ late last month (via indie label Orphan No More),SOPHIA side steps genres from folk, gospel and pop with a voice so alluring, yet undeniable in power.
A music video directed by Toby Mitchell, cinematography by Dominic Döring will accompany the track, she adds : ‘This song is about leaning into the mystery, where what rings true in your heart surpasses the need to know it all from your head. I’ve learnt that this is where freedom lives.’