Song of the Day: Murphy’s Law – Chersea

On surface, CHERSEA‘s debut single, Murphy’s Law’ may be full of pop blissfulness, but don’t get caught up in the hypnotic arrangements: scratch that surface a little deeper and you’re presented with a rather powerful message that make us step back for a minute and reevaluate our thoughts…

The Canadian singer/songwriter aims to serve as the voice of victim liberation. Through the three-minute production, she also urges us to reach out and try to understand those who have experienced similar traumas, in order to restore faith and provide a fresh perspective in the system of victim support.

CHERSEA is set to release her debut LP on Fierce Panda Panada later in 2018…but for now, listen to ‘Murphy’s Law’.​

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New Music Video: Feel – Yukon Era

Hailing from Auckland NZ, four-piece post-punk outfit YUKON ERA  unveiled the video for their recently released single ‘Feel’.

“Feel is a song that touches on personal issues within my life,” explains vocalist Christian Dimick about the fast-paced but sharp number, “feeling absent from others as well as myself, along with feeling crushed by the weight of people’s expectations of me.”

The striking visuals directed by up and coming directors and photographer Taylor Mansfield and DOP Jake Munro are a visual representation of what happens when you keep things bottled up, and in the band’s own words: “the lead character tries to get involved in social situations, while his inner demons continue to eat away at him.”

Carving out a name for themselves within the local and international post-punk music scenes as the youngest band to perform at Australia’s most iconic festival St Jerome’s Laneway, as well as creating the Auckland’s coolest all-ages festival AGEOLD, the boys have extensively toured NZ as headliners, as well as notching up opening slots for big international acts including Mac Demarco, Japandroids, Viet Cong and METZ. Having recently completed a 15 date NZ/AUS tour, selling out four shows in NZ in support of their latest single ‘Tongue’, which reached number three on the NZ Alternative charts, while their first two EPs garnered attention and praised from the likes of Noisey, Tone Deaf, Impose Magazine, Sniffers, and TheWireless.

Making their mark on the international music scene, with recent performances including this year’s Great Escape festival, YUKON ERA are aiming high, with the release of the striking visuals for ‘Feel’, and their upcoming debut album slot for Autumn 2018, it’s clear that the young band is set to make their mark on the international music scene…

Watch the video for ‘Feel’

New Music Video: Sanctified – Otis Mensah

OTIS MENSAH continues his run of video releases through track entitled ‘Sanctified.’

The three-and-a-half minute production featured the experimental hip-hop conscious prodigy expresses his truth through artistic self-expression, tempered by the burden of self-doubt and depression.

The young Sheffield native was previously featured with a hazy boombap effort, ‘Oh Jane’ back in February, which tackles the issue isolation after losing a love interest.

Check out his latest work; deep as ever…

New Track: I Told You – Loick Essien

LOICK ESSIEN makes his 2018 return with the release of  single ‘I Told You’, premiered via GRM Daily.

After exploding on the scene with his Number 2 hit single ‘How We Roll’ featuring Tanya Lacey back in 2011, LOICK ESSIEN has spent years perfecting his craft and working with some musical greats in the UK, US and Africa. Most recently he released his ‘Terminal 5’ project which featured Stefflon Don & Stormzy. After taking a brief hiatus from the scene to focus on himself and his music, he is back to make some noise this year. Kicking things off with the first release of the year, ‘I Told You’, which lays bare his frustrations with the music industry and struggles he has faced over the years.

Embarking on new musical journey, Loick has recently signed with Defigo Management (Double S, Crumz, 1DA) and it working with them to create a more musical magic, with an open and honest sound. He has an arsenal of music and some massive collaborations ready to go, so get ready to hear lots more from the uber talented Loick….

New Music Video: Teen No More – Sub Blue

SUB BLUE, shares another slice of his life with ‘Teen No More’, produced by acclaimed US producers A.V and Sir Dylan

‘Teen No More’ features minimalist electronic R&B production topped with emotive vocals by the young  Alt-R&B prospect, as he explores the issues of growing into early ‘adulthood’ and everything that brings with it.

Speaking of his latest release, SUB BLUE said: “I wrote ‘Teen No More’ about the fear of growing up and having to accept full responsibility for everything we do. [As teens] We often live our life not really thinking or knowing what can happen next but we have the confidence to know we are going to make things happen. That’s the kind of theme here”

Taking his name from his self-described style of music, “suburban blues”, Sub Blue offers a fresh take on chilled out, alternative introspective R&B. The visuals for his past effort, ‘Hype Like Supreme.’ was named Music Video of the Month back in January by NEW LEASE MUSIC.

Check out the video for ‘Teen No More’.