Cholesterol Jones – Satan’s in Heaven

Cholesterol Jones, an artist with a winning name and a winning mentality. Not for Cholesterol the by-numbers acoustic indie gravy train – instead, his sound is somewhere vaguely near country, folk and alt-pop, as likely to have sprung from 1965 as 2017…and all the better for it.

Taken from the EP of the same name, “Satan’s in Heaven” is a somewhat tongue-in-cheek dig at Donald Trump and his supporters, though that undermines the deftness of the musical content. The accompanying video is an artistic triumph, the perfect mixture of dayglo laughs and acerbic criticism.

Cholesterol was born on a US army base in Bavaria before moving to Boston, where he spent his formative years. After a period of twenty years living in New York City, he now splits his time between London, Boston and Cape Cod, his observations of the world around him keener than ever. Drawing on influences including Dwight Yoakam and Johnny Cash, there are also elements of the more eclectic end of the popular music spectrum – dashes of Squeeze; splashes of Luna; portions of They Might be Giants. Clever lyrically but with hooks galore.

Cholesterol has played live at such legendary venues as LA’s Whiskey-A-Go-Go and Soho’s 12-Bar Club, though has now dedicated himself to the studio and film-making.  The live scene’s loss is humanity’s gain, the campaign to make Cholesterol Jones president starts here.








LAPPin it UP!

Ahhhh, the blissful feeling of just-melted musical chocolate being tipped into your ears. LAPP’s “Sunny” is exactly that, though without any threat of cloudy conditions. Unashamedly sucking in deeply from the troughs of 70s soul, but, fortunately for us, the experimental end – think King Curtis and Van Morrison but with a happier disposition. The video is equally alluring and we urge you to invest your time in wallowing in the LAPP of luxury.

Pallab and his debut album, ‘Grey Day’

Pallab Sarker, a singer-songwriter from Walthamstow, is set to release his debut album, ‘Grey Day’, in the autumn, after landing a record deal with Bongo Boy Records in the USA recently. His hit single, ‘Morning in Brixton’, loved especially by college radio stations in the USA, is the reason for this success.

His songs are both beautiful and emotional, including the track, ‘The Station’, which takes listeners on a charming journey. Pallab’s vocals and his fabulous poetry, influenced by his mother, who was a poet and storyteller as Pallab was growing up, are complemented by the gorgeous harmonies created by the guitar, with sad, but captivating string instruments on lots of his tracks, enticing us into the story.


‘Morning in Brixton’, a soft soulful indie song, sharing Pallab’s thoughts and feelings, with a magnificent instrumental, this song can be listened to on repeat due to the enticing atmosphere it creates. Pallab, however, uses a variety of musical styles, and ‘Not Gonna Fall in Love with You’, is a more dynamic, toe-tapping track with a superb beat and catchy melody and lyrics.

Pallab has incredible vocals which lure in a wide audience to his ballad style songs, which blends remarkably with the outstanding harmonies. Pallab is hoping to release a lot more music, and tour the UK and US later in the year, so make sure you don’t miss out on his journey or his debut album, ‘Grey Day’, coming out soon.

Go check out Pallab Sarker and his upcoming album release at…

Adam Lanceley recalls the good times with ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’

The latest single from the ever-determined, London-based singer-songwriter, Adam Lanceley, aims to bring some West Coast sunshine to the British weather. Listen to ‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ here:


Although Adam’s musical style is difficult to pin down due to his use of unconventional instrumentation and old-skool recording methods, he takes inspiration from an eclectic range of artists including The Beach Boys, REM, Roy Orbison and even the Rolling Stones.

‘Those Rose Tinted Days’ is a powerful, reminiscent anthem driven by sun-drenched guitar riffs and backed up with Adam’s punchy vocal stylings that reflect his honest and considered song writing process. When it comes to lyrical inspiration, Adam’s mantra ‘as long as it means something to you’ makes itself evident through contemplative topics and cryptic poetics.




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:

The Senti-Mentals release humorous seasonal single ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’

 The Senti-Mentals escape the Christmas song cliche with ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’ accompanied by a hilarious animated music video. The duo have developed the doo-wop sound, adding a punk poet edge like no other. Consisting of Paul Eccentric and John Dobinson, The Senti-Mentals are ready to change the meaning of a Christmas classic.

‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’ follows the story of an anti-hero and his attempts to pull anything with a pulse. Eccentric and Dobinson explain that there’s always  “that one guy from accounts who assumes that every lady in the office wants to go home with him but he couldn’t be further from the truth.”

Listen to ‘You Show Me Yours At Xmas’ here:



Corinna Jane releases live video for quirky ‘Three Faces Of You’

From supporting Leddra Chapman to being a guest vocalist on one of DJ Mark-Oh’s track, independent singer-songwriter Corinna Jane has already got her foot in the door. Corinna has created her own unique style driven by her quirky personality. With a background in acting, presenting and modelling, she has never been afraid to be herself. This is shown in her feisty single ‘Three Faces Of You’, which was released with a live video. The video has strong resemblance to the likes of Fleetwood Mac and No Doubt.

Corinna Jane has always had a passion for music. Fed on a diet of 90s MTV, Corinna’s childhood was surrounded by music. By the age of 5 she had taken up piano and singing lessons and by her teens had established her own style of songwriting.

‘Three Faces Of You’ represents that unique songwriting style with fascinating lyrics that take follow an interesting narrative. The song is influenced by a relationship Corinna once had with someone who lived in their own fantasy world with multiple personalities controlling him.

Watch the live video for ‘Three Faces Of You’ here:

Singer-songwriter Homesick Mick due to release ‘Black Hole Friday’ alongside #philipfreefriday campaign

British singer-songwriter Homesick Mick is set to release his 4 track EP ‘Black Hole Friday’ in time for the annual Black Friday. Alongside the EP Mick has created #philipfreefriday, a campaign to persuade Sir Philip Green to pay back the BHS pensions to his former staff.

‘Black Hole Friday’ is a small taster of the LP to come in early 2017 titled ‘The Mysterious Abduction & Return of Homesick Mick’. The album was recorded in multiple studios and mastered at Abbey Rd.

Watch the campaign videos below:

Track review: ‘The Gone-Away World’ by Gerald Clark (The Great Divide)

Gerald Clark’s ‘The Gone-Away World’ is exactly the the kind of track you can imagine would provide the perfect soundtrack to a deep and meaningful film.

Honest lyrics and clean piano tones combine with pure vocals to create an evocative and thought provoking track that becomes even more emotive upon the introduction of the string section, which adds a sense of epic-ness to the track that one might compare with the likes of Elbow.

Held together by a simple drum beat, ‘The Gone-Away World’ Clark demonstrates simplistic songwriting at its best, where the lyrics and their meaning can take centre stage, rather than being overshadowed by the music.

The track, along with the other two on Clark’s Ibrahim EP, explore the feeling of being caught up between the ‘old world’ and the new, yet feeling a kind of loyalty to the traditions of the past and being unable to fully embrace the value system of the present.

Find out more on Gerald Clark here:

Do you love Line Mari’s ‘Haters’?

Musical princess of Norway, Line Mari, is quickly working her way into the UK music scene with her new single, ‘Haters’.

Following her previous release, ‘Crush’, Line Mari goes one step further with ‘Haters’, crafting a beautifully melodic and considered piece of indie-pop that makes for truly enjoyable listening.

The intro is a simplistic stripped back double act of piano and vocals that provides a fitting prelude to the catchy foot-tapping nature of the chorus. Lilting guitars add a brightness to the hook that juxtaposes, yet compliments the darker nature of Line Mari’s lyrics.

Line Mari was rather shy when she was younger but she claims this has helped her songwriting, giving her indispensable material to turn into quality music (as can be seen from the chorus line: ‘Haters will be haters’. As a result, there is a very personal feel to Line Mari’s music that is delivered expertly in her own crisp, distinctive voice.

Her talent does not stop at her songwriting, which is embellished by her ability to play piano, guitar, harmonica and even a little bit of the fiddle.

Having grown up in northern Norway, Line Mari witnessed the stunning spectacle of the norther lights on a number of occasions and her music, particularly ‘Haters’, feels like it would provide the ideal soundtrack to such a phenomenon.

Line Mari has worked with producer Rob Cass on her last single ‘Crush’, who himself has offered his services to the likes of Robbie Williams and Paloma Faith, so she is certainly one to look out for in the future – get on the Line Mari bandwagon now!