Pluto Jonze- ‘Swingin’ Like I’m Bowie’

Pluto Jonze

As a tribute to his idol David Bowie, psych-pop sensation Pluto Jonze has released the track ‘Swingin’ Like I’m Bowie’. The Australian artist has been around the music scene since 2012 but is looking to expand his audience to across the world, having not released a track for three years, what better time is there to tribute his, and millions of other’s absolute idol? On Bowie, Pluto Jonze commented “Last year sucked, I couldn’t listen to any of his songs without this sadness pinching me. Anyways, I’m over that and can now appreciate with clear eyes how he wanted his art to transcend himself and live on. He pushed the artistic envelope right to the end and this song is a celebration of that intent.”

Obviously there is strong Bowie influences in this track, however the groovy, psych-pop chorus screams Beck’s track ‘Dreams’ at us it in the best way possible. Jonze considers himself to be within the pop genre, but his strong melodies and hooks, often driven by psychedelic production elements and lyrics make his sound stand out from that classic ‘pop’ sound. His pop-punky voice complements the funky guitar throughout the track as well as the more rocky riffs embedded. I’m sure the way he sings “Bowieeeeeeee” with such conviction along with attitude will remain playing round and round in your head for at least the next day.

You can catch Pluto Jonze in the UK at the following dates:

Sun 6 Aug – The Islington, London

Tue 8 Aug – The Islington, London

Wed 23 Aug – The Portland Arms, Cambridge

 

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/plutojonze/?ref=br_rs

https://twitter.com/PlutoJonze

https://www.instagram.com/plutojonze/?hl=en

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Joyce Sims Returns in a Blaze of Glory

Listen to ‘All I Want Is You’ taken from the album here:

Electrifying new album ‘Love Song’ from pop sensation due for release August 31st

Joyce Sims needs no introduction. Storming on to the pop charts in the late 80s, Joyce is responsible for some of music history’s greatest club anthems. Tracks like ‘All and All’, ‘Come into My Life’ and ‘Walk Away’ established Joyce as a true musical icon. Now she returns with a dazzling new song set to take the world by storm.

Joyce Sim’s work has been sampled and recorded by a wide range of musicians including Snoop Dogg, Randy Crawford and Angie Stone which is a testament to her enduring influence.

‘Love Song’ builds on her soul and funk roots whilst seamlessly transferring them into the context of modern pop. The album is truly a masterpiece. Effective and catchy in equal measure, Joyce Sims explores new musical styles whilst managing to adhere to the sound she is known and loved for.

Lewis Dene, USA East Coast Manager for Kings of Spins DJ pool described the ‘All I Want Is You’ single as totally refreshing, original and really addictive!” The single went straight to the top of the Kings of Spin Dj record pool chart with About.com commenting that Joyce had “a unique tonal progression.”

Joyce Sims is a universal musical icon, a pop star both on stage and in the studio. She demonstrates time and time again that she can deliver whether that be superb live performances or incredible releases. Stay tuned to hear more from her soon.

‘Love Song’ will be released on August 31st.

UK Tour Dates:

20th August –  Birmingham UK The Jam House – W/Band

22nd August  – London The Jazz Cafe – W/Band

19th September – Butlins Bognor – PA

20th September –  Butlins Skegness – PA

Links:

http://joycesimsonline.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joyce-Sims/101957523198527
https://twitter.com/Joycesims

Court Royal insist you to ‘Watch Yourself’ in brand new single

Life affirming funk tune release on May 29th through Fly on the Wall Records

https://soundcloud.com/court-royal-1/watchyourself-mastered-mp3cutnet

Keep an eye on Court Royal in 2015 – ‘Watch Yourself’ is unleashed on May 29th.

Links:

www.facebook.com/CourtRoyalOfficial

www.twitter.com/CourtRoyalMusic

https://soundcloud.com/court-royal-1

Aussie four piece Velshur precede stunning debut EP with single ‘Spanish Sound’

Single out June 6th, soon to be followed by self titled debut EP and EU/UK tour

A combination of funk rock, pop and soul, four piece Velshur are set to explode onto British shores this summer. Having just been to the UK and EU for some debut shows, they are now set for their first international release and will be returning to the UK and E.U in September!

One of the hardest working bands on the Australian circuit, a combination of residencies and touring saw them play 96 gigs over the four months of the Aussie snow season, very quickly building their fanbase and a reputation for performing their brand of soul warming funk rock. They are most often compared to Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Dandy Warhols and The Strokes.

Links:

www.velshur.com

www.facebook.com/velshurband

www.twitter.com/velshur

www.youtube.com/velshur

www.soundcloud.com/velshur

www.instagram.com/velshur

Highly anticipated Fjokra EP ‘Thoughtsteps’ arrives June 9th

Influenced by a list of genres and artists taking in classical, metal, funk, jazz and more, Fjokra is an artist who is nigh on impossible to pigeonhole.

Born in Dublin and now living in London, he is a multi-instrumentalist whose music takes in so many different ideas and angles that to tie him down to one genre or style is a fool’s errand – just as it seems you have his sound sussed, a new idea will come and slap you in the face. And that’s just the way Fjokra likes it.

Row Z – ‘Green Penny’

Having already seen success with first single ‘Stalemate’ in 2006, Row Z are back for more with three track EP ‘Green Penny’ which is to be released June 9th. Showcasing some real talent (with a bluesy funk vibe), single ‘Green Penny’ is an excellent example of raw talent and music at it’s best.

The Beatles first ever manger has even booked them – so they must be good! Make sure you take a listen!

Row Z Official website: http://www.rowz.net

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rowzmusic

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/Row_Z_Music

YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/user/rowzmusic1

Reverbnation:  http://www.reverbnation.com/rowz

Soundcloud:  https://soundcloud.com/rowzmusic

If this artist were a biscuit, they’d be: A Pink Panther

*ALL GIRL FUZZY BLUES ROCK* ARTIST: ROUGE / TITLE: EDGE OF THE BED / REL: 16TH JUNE 2014

Rouge are an all girl four piece from London. Launching with an explosive hometown show in April 2013, they have showcased their fuzzy blues rock style to audiences nationwide. Having been compared to the likes of Deap Vally and Haim, the band picked up worldwide support following the release of debut single ‘Wilderness’ in November 2013. The DIY release of handmade physical CDs sold out within a month, and high profile support slots followed in early 2014 with the likes of To Kill a King and Bite the Buffalo.

Following this, in between playing packed out shows at The Garage and Barfly in London, the girls found time to lock themselves in the studio, perfecting their first official EP, with Adam Crowe of Snap Studios. Led by title track ‘Edge of the Bed’, and accompanied by a stunning new music video, the EP showcases both sides of the band, with the raw power and stomping blues of Edge of the Bed and Wilderness being complimented by the slower, soulful vocals of Strike and Limit to Your Love.