New Music Video: Pen Game 2 Challenge – J.Kas

J.KAS continues to dish out some visuals from his Dreamlife tour, this time through his latest track, ‘Pen Game 2 Challenge’. The three-minute production sees this emcee, once again, tearing up the bars in various locations in Portugal.

If you like what you hear, keep your eyes peeled here on NEW LEASE MUSIC for more visuals from his tour…


Album Review: Fairytale Land – Pedro Syrah


Featured on NEW LEASE MUSIC back in September, PEDRO SYRAH‘s delicately warm effort, ‘Summer Night on Fairytale Land’ is the built up to his long-awaited debut album, ‘Fairyland’… and as much as I enjoyed the single – because it does spark a soul-glowing sensation – I wondered if I could survive ten tracks of the same tempo….

…Well I stand corrected, as from the very beginning, the bass guitar and drums receive a good workout in the introductory track, creating that real gritty funk. Soothing ambient soundscapes with, at times, feather light elements of Americana/new-wave follow through to the first half of the album, completed with tingling harmonies providing a real magical and folklore kick.

The second half of ‘Fairyland’ becomes progressively emotive and intense when Syrah takes to the limelight with put his vocals to almost stripped-back pieces – a combination that will smooth over manic traffic in an instant.

This collection is worth investing in for those quiet spring/summer nights…here’s your chance to have a listen.

Must Listens: Cocaine and Cigarettes, Paper Thoughts, Release the Clocks.



Song of the Day: Summer Night On Fairytale Land – Pedro Syrah

Pedro Syrah Summer Night on Fairytale land

Singer-songwriter and guitarist PEDRO SYRAH prepares for the release of his new album Fairytale Land with this intimate new track Summer Night On Fairytale Land.

The Portugal-born crooner  has already played in esteemed Lisbon venues such as the mighty Aula Magna and now hopes to take his fresh and exciting sound beyond his birthplace. A creative guitarist, he draws a lot of influence from classical music, also playing with unconventional tunings to form a unique sound that is entirely his own.

His upcoming album is set to centre around a variety of personal themes including love stories, the loss of friends and a road trip he took in California. Pedro has described his sound as ‘an immersive experience into ourselves and our feelings’.

With recording set to take place in Abbey Road studio with Sean Magee, Fairytale Land is sure to take this sound to new levels. His music is likely to appeal to fans of indie-folk artists including Ben Howard, Damien Rice, The National and Jamie Cullum.

Fairytale Land is out October…for now, watch the video to the latest single, Summer Night on Fairytale Land.