Soulful Layla Kardan Challenges Western View of Middle Eastern Women with Album Release “Saved”

Iranian beauty and Esquire’s ‘Music Artist of the Year 2018’, Layla Kardan has challenged Middle Eastern social conventions with the release of her new album. Influenced by queens of soul such as Erykah Badu and Nina Simone, Kardan has managed to capture the hearts of audiences in United Arab Emirates with her smokey, soulful voice and the important message […]

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New Record Label, The Uprise, Due to Launch Highlighting The Funk Music of Brazil

Humanitarian, TV host, model, and beauty queen Leila Lopes is using her spectrum of talents to launch brand new record label, The Uprise. Having earned the title of Miss Universe in 2011, the Angolan native is aiming to unite nations through the universal language of music. Ushering elements of Brazilian (Baile) Funk and Kuduro, and […]

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Roll Up! Roll Up! Alice’s Night Circus Headlines the Big Top!

Premiered this week on revered rock website, Louder Than War, was Alice’s Night Circus, an act every bit as spellbinding as you’d expect from their name. In fact, Alice’s Night Circus is essentially one person – Julia Scott – a singer-songwriter who continues to buck the current trend of what that dreaded phrase has come […]

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From Out of the Shadows – Lady Geraldine’s “Trick of the Light”

Lady Geraldine’s music is a strange mixture of the unconventional and being enveloped in the comforting warmth of something very familiar and safe. Whilst her remarkable life has seen everything from regaining her hearing after years of profound deafness and travelling the world, all the time honing her artistic skills, it’s music to which she […]

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SOTW: Bryony Dunn, the Golden Girl

Today’s Single of the Week Golden Girl comes courtesy of singer-songwriter Bryony Dunn. Released on the 17th of November, it’s an upbeat catchy indie-pop number where Dunn’s lyrical content exists somewhere halfway between envy, admiration and simple observation about Golden Girl whose life is much more luxurious than her own. Golden Girl struck gold in the “gene […]

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Julia Mascetti – A True Melting Pot of Culture and Sound

A beautiful soundscape that takes you on a real trip through time and the imagination, Julia Mascetti’s In Bloom is an auditory treat full of intrigue and mystery from beginning to end. Combining everything she learnt as a music student in Leeds with her more recent experiences living in Tokyo, the song is a real […]

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VOTW: Michaela Polakova and Natalie Kocab take you Underwater

Today’s Video of the week comes courtesy of Michaela Poláková and Natalie Kocab with their haunting track Underwater. Directed by David Rubek, the clip is an interesting assortment of various scenarios, from sex workers in shop windows, tattoos, time-lapses of city centres , deserted wilderness to Times Square stretching farther visually than the duo’s native Czech Republic. The […]

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SOTW: Suzi Wu – Taken Care Of

This week’s Single of the Week is Taken Care of by Suzi Wu. Starting with some simple guitar strumming, the 19-year-old Londoner mutters “She asked me who’s taking care of me, I said I take care of me” before the song quickly becomes an interesting hybrid of light hip-hop instrumentation and indie-rock. Infectious and an easy […]

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VOTW: Princess Nokia, the G.O.A.T

  Today’s video of the week comes courtesy of Harlem’s very own witchy Princess Nokia. The healthy and holistic-living, socially conscious rapper revealed her new video for G.O.A.T as a recent signee to renowned UK indie label Rough Trade Records, home to various major alternative artists such as Arcade Fire, punk rockers Sleaford Mods, The […]

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