Welsh alt-pop quartet SAFARI GOLD re-emerge with their latest single, ‘Last Chance Addict’, out now across various music platforms.
Lead vocalist’s Morgan and Danny – “The song plays on general morality and the less glamorous side of thrill seeking. An up tempo song for the deeper soul’d out there.”
The guys found relative success in their mid-teens under the name Cuba Cuba, following bands like Kids in Glasshouses and Funeral For a Friend during the Welsh power-pop zeitgeist of the early 2010′s.
15 years on, they can’t quit making music together. Album number two has been carefully crafted over four years and is set for release on the 27th of January. The band are set to announce a string of live shows this year.
‘Last Chance Addict’ is taken from their forthcoming Album ‘The Years Between Dog And Wolf’ which will be released on the 20th January 2023. Have a listen to their lush single below…
As this is the time of year that we often reflect on the past year and also look forward to the future for a fresh start, JORDAN & WESLEYs new single, ‘Christmas’, encourages us to remember Jesus Christ during the season as he gave up his life for us – he is and forever will be the ultimate reason for it all.
Produced by the incomparable Luke “GKid” Grant and co-written by Maleík Loveridge, the song has a 90s/2000s Rnb feel with a chorus that has been described catchy and uplifting. Jordan & Wesley want the listeners to feel good when listening to the track and be encouraged that the Jesus love them wholeheartedly hence his entrance to the world to save.
Hailing from Coventry (UK) brothers, Jordan and Wesley have a passion for music and ministry. They have been singing/ministering with each other for most of their lives and are now aspiring to take their ministry forward to the masses by releasing their first official single. Jordan and Wesley have also sung as part of groups, worship teams (and continue to do at their local church), choirs and sang background vocals for different artists but as a duo they feel they are called to do much more. Most recently they’ve had the opportunity of appearing on Michael McIntyre’s Big Show (2019) and The Voice UK (2021) where they made it through to the final 8 on Team Olly.
‘Christmas was released on the 21st December 2022 on all major music platforms and stores.More original music and covers of songs are to come from Jordan and Wesley, so be sure to like, follow and subscribe to their music pages on various social media.
Coming quickly off the back of their previous single ‘Bleak Moors’, Manchester punks TOKEO continue to explore the stark realities of life amongst Manchester’s forgotten mill towns on their single, ‘King of the Town’, the final track taken from their forthcoming debut album, ‘Class Traitor.’
A cathartic triumvirate of punk, rock and rap, the quintet have distanced themselves from much of their Manchester contemporaries through their angst-fuelled take on northern post-punk, preferring instead to shed light on the discrepancies faced by those growing up in areas ignored by wider government.
Indeed, these politics, and this anger are what allow TOKEO to stand apart from a local scene too often concerned with vintage leather jackets and virtue signalling to really care about the wider local area. And on ‘King of the Town’, this vitriol really boils over. A dystopic and tongue in cheek take on misplaced admiration, it’s a blisteringly scathing attack on small-town syndrome.
With each release harbouring more piss and vinegar than the last, it’s obvious that TOKEO are a band unimpressed with the current way the UK is heading, and we shouldn’t be too. At a time when the costs of living are soaring, and the UK government is nothing more than a self-spiralling shit show, the outlook is bleak, and while the band might not offer any respite from that, they certainly provide some much needed catharsis. Have a listen to ‘King of the Town’ below…
Peter Kedves and Krisztian Buzas – aka BELAU – is one of the most promising electronica newcomers around the European music scene. In four years, they had more than 200 live performances in 25 countries. The debut LP, ‘The Odyssey’ won the Hungarian Grammy in best electronic music album category. Their long-awaited sophomore album, titled ‘Colourwave’, made their name on international level, now they release ‘Unimaginable’ featuring Sarah Jay Hawley, who was the vocalist of legendary Massive Attack album, Mezzanine.The vocal was recorded by Martin Smith who also worked with Bombay Bicycle Club, Bob Sinclar, Jarvis Cocker, Groove Armada.
The electronica duo shed some light on their new dreamy soulful effort.“As long as we give it to ourselves, there comes a point when we realize how much more difficult it is to sustain the unsustainable illusion around us than to simply become ourselves. Beyond this point we simply no longer wish to be other than what lies within us. From the starting perspective of this process – as the title of the song states – the end result is unimaginable, but the path of the anxious person can be purification itself, and there is certainly a way out of the infinitely hopeless.
The music video sets a fine example of this process. For us it was a huge honour that Sarah said yes to our request and we could have a really special underwater video for it. We feel that the song, the lyrics, the music video and the creators are now in a wonderful harmony”
The duo had many international successes. In the last years they played more than 200 shows in 25 countries and impressed audiences at renowned festivals like Primavera, Eurosonic, Electric Castle, Sziget, SXSW – to name just a few. Belau was supported by radios like BBC Radio 1, Triple J or KEXP and mediums like Clash Music, Billboard, The Line of Best Fit, or Rolling Stone. Their debut album won the Hungarian Grammy Award, the second one streamed by millions and had massive radio successes.
Belau who’re currently working on their third LP. Hungary’s No.1 musical export good, Belau will continue their European tour in 2023 included some clubs shows and summer festivals.
Check out the official video for ‘Unimaginable’ below…
Multi-award winning, British, a cappella sensation VADÈ joined forces with R&B legend, Shawn Stockman of Boyz II Men and multi-platinum producer & songwriter, Erik “Blu2th” Griggs to release their first ever Christmas single, an a cappella arrangement of ‘Christmas Wish’. The single speaks of the excitement and anticipation surrounding two lovers sharing their first Christmas together.
Marked by the signature Vadé sound, filled with soulful harmonies and mesmerizing melodies, ‘Christmas Wish’ was written by Shawn Stockman and Erik “Blu2th” Griggs. For many, Christmas is a time to give and receive gifts, eat, drink and be merry, but this year Vadé is bringing the focus back to love and that ‘special someone’ with Christmas Wish.
“Having the opportunity to collaborate on a track with one of our biggest influences has been an indescribable experience. Boyz II Men paved the way for artists like ourselves and so working with Shawn is such an honour,” Roy Crisp (Vadé member) explained.
“It’s not everyday you come across a musical genius who understands our art form so intrinsically. Working with a producer of Blu2th’s calibre who both stretches us and embraces our creativity is literally a dream come true! I can’t wait for the world to hear what else we’ve got cooking,” added Philip Yeboah (lead singer of Vadé).
Vadé’s artistry and innovation has captured the attention of music lovers all around the world. Over the past year, they have accumulated over 10M views of their musical arrangements across their social media channels and have engaged with their fans through duets on TikTok. Vadé is keen to continue sharing their gift and causing listeners to reimagine music through a cappella by collaborating with artists and together, creating magic that transcends time.
‘Christmas Wish’ across various digital streaming platforms. Get into the Christmas spirit and have a listen below…