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‘Blue Moon’- The New Single From Kid Cupid

The female fronted indie-electronic group, Kid Cupid, are back with their storming new single, ‘Blue Moon’.

Picking up from where the band left off with ‘Broken Down’, ‘Blue Moon’ is superbly crafted amalgamation of synth bass, echoing vocals and even a touch of cornet. The band have an affinity for showcasing their vocal harmonies alongside their fusion of acoustic and electronic beats.

‘Blue Moon’ was written in a particularly picturesque moment as vocalist Laura Shaw was watching the sun set over a river in India. The sheer beauty of the place inspired Laura to think about the interactions we have between each other, fleeting moments that we have every day. We may never see these people that we encounter ever again, but this is what is addressed in the band’s new song – an original songwriting inspiration to say the least.

After forming just over a year ago, Kid Cupid have built a reputation for themselves as a captivating live act and this has led to them being compared to the likes of London Grammar and Chvrches.

Kid Cupid’s social commentary based songs set them apart from a lot of artifical indie artists and ‘Blue Moon’ is no different. Definitely well worth a listen.

 

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Eden Royals Set For New Release

If you love your indie music and haven’t heard of Eden Royals yet, then you’re in for a treat. The Essex based band make a wonderfully funky and infectious brand of indie-guitar pop that oozes that British home-grown music quality.

The group haven’t had a release for a while now, since they’ve been touring in America with platinum selling band, Third Eye Blind, but now they’ve returned with more experience to release their new single ‘Time Won’t Wait’ on March 10th, which is taken from the EP of the same name.

Eden Royals consists of Lloyd Buck, John Ryder, Kenny Cole and Sean Quigley, and the boys have varying musical backgrounds. John used to be in a Beatles tribute band called The Day Trippers, whilst Lloyd had featured in music videos for Paul McCartney and Pete Doherty. They have all brought their relevant experience to the band and the result is one of chemistry and powerful dynamics that make them one to watch for the future.

They’ve even played at Liverpool’s Sound City festival where they shared a stage with King Krule, Bastille and Peace and the Daily Mirror voted them as one of their top bands.

Although the single isn’t out until next month, you can listen to some of the band’s previous work here, including the catchy track ‘Close To The Sun’.

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Welsh singer-songwriter Chey’s indie pop anthem ‘Dirty Love’

Described by former English cricketer Mike Gatting as ‘The Girl With The Golden Tonsils’, Welsh singer-songwriter Chey is known for her powerful vocals. She demonstrates this in her debut single ‘Dirty Love’, which is a huge power ballad, proving Chey is ready to take on the big time.

Ready to break out from her small Welsh village, Chey worked alongside top London producer David Ezra to form the perfect debut. David says “I loved Chey’s voice and I was looking forward to working with her on the new single, I brought in Shakil Hussain, a songwriter also from London to join us and within a day we had written and recorded Dirty Love.”

The single takes a unique view upon a love affair where the women is in control of what happens next. Chey aimed to emphasise the power of women and how she uses her own sexuality to get what she wants.

 Listen to ‘Dirty Love’ here:

‘Love Songs For Scarlett’: Debut EP from Tuffet Bunnies

‘Love Songs For Scarlett’ is the debut EP from Los Angeles based folk musician Clem Darling, who is otherwise known as Tuffet Bunnies.

The debut EP from the folk artist is a collection of love songs (as you can tell from the name) dedicated to Darling’s circus performer girlfriend.

Clem describes the songs as though ‘they’ve been  written by a bunch of gypsies that popped out of the back of a caravan’ and if that isn’t a reason to listen to the EP then I’m not sure what is!

Darling’s grandmother was always the biggest fan of his work, but the holocaust survivor sadly passed away recently. However, Clem continues to write honest, charming songs in the same manner that pleased his grandmother.

Since playing in garage-rock bands and performing with the likes of Jucifier, Two Cow Garage and Carson McHone, Darling has moved away from this genre in favour of his new folk-rock-pop sound.

Find out more on Tuffet Bunnies here:

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Kid Cupid release the atmospheric ‘Broken Down’

You may not have heard of Kid Cupid yet, but you’re certain to in the near future. With a stunningly contemporary electro-pop vibe, comparable to that of London Grammar and The XX, the band are making waves in the scene with their beautifully melodic track, ‘Broken Down’.

The London based group have a unique approach to songwriting, tackling the bigger issues at hand, instead of adhering to the convention of songs about love and relationships. This is exemplified clearly in ‘Broken Down’ which addresses the idea of someone fighting back against an oppressive force and making a change for the better.

Kid Cupid focus on musical elements that complement lead vocalist Laura Shaw’s strong and charming voice. Layered vocals are also used in a number of their tracks, whereby the band join their vocals together, creating a deep, enchanting sound. Geordie singer Shaw is also an advocate for equality in the music industry and feels strongly about current attitudes worldwide towards gender divides, which clearly has an influence on the music of Kid Cupid.

Find out more on the band here:

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https://www.facebook.com/kidcupidmusic/

https://twitter.com/kidcupidmusic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6p05P14pXA

https://www.instagram.com/wearekidcupid/

 

‘Cardboard Love’ by The Hallows

Alternative indie-pop band, The Hallows, have returned with their beautiful new single, ‘Cardboard Love’ taken from the album Of Time and Tides.

The music of The Hallows explores life, relationships and how things can change over time. Honing their individual sound, The Hallows are an enchanting amalgamation of sounds including those of Kate Bush, Muse, Portishead and Tori Amos.

Having met at University and sharing a house together, the trio have formed a tight knit unit which is reflected in their well-crafted approach to songwriting and musicianship.

‘Cardboard Love’ is a beautifully emotive track employing an intricate intro guitar riff, along with Sarah Rodriguez’s resonating vocals and a truly goose-bump inducing violin break (in a good way, of course). That’s all before the electric guitar comes in with its own satisfying solo.

The way in which The Hallows blend a number of genres and styles simply exhibits their quality as musicians and how they can take inspiration from something and mould it into their own unique concoction.

Since forming, the group have been hands on with all aspects of their music including coming up with video concepts, artwork, set design, production and blogging.

The trio were largely involved in the creation of the music video for ‘Cardboard Love’, which you can watch here! The video is an intriguing one, featuring the band playing in some kind of secret club within a castle where a very odd game of poker ensues.

Overall, ‘Cardboard Love’ is an expertly put together piece of indie-pop that you’ll have to listen to more than once.

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https://www.facebook.com/TheHallowsOfficial/timeline?ref=page_internal

https://twitter.com/TheHallowsBand

https://soundcloud.com/the-hallows-official

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVuuESg_76nXzJHngq51Log

http://www.thehallows.uk/