One of the most expressive, expansive and effervescent artist’s currently flaunting their craft to the world, Chiiild is on a one way trip to legacy. His sound transcends genre, floating between the stratospheres of neo-soul, jazz and R&B. His songwriting flicks between vivid social commentary and personal musings, with his poetic writing style the perfect accompaniment for instrumentals that ooze class and vibrancy.
We have just been welcomed further into Chiiild’s searing sonic universe with the release of Better Luck In The Next Life. The follow up to his ’21 excellent debut album Hope For Sale, the new project is a refined and emotive body of work.
Alison Goldfrapp, one half of British duo Goldfrapp, has announced her debut solo album, The Love Invention, and has shared its lead single, “So Hard So Hot.” The Love Invention is due out May 12 via Skint/BMG. “So Hard So Hot” has been shared via what’s being referred to as a video vignette.
It’s been an interesting journey for Island Hill. The trio met on Jeju in South Korea, a volcanic Island that the three musicians serendipitously ended up being on at the same time, despite their disparate backgrounds. During their time together there, they discovered a shared love for psychedelia and electronic musical tendencies, as well as vintage synths and blues-infused guitars.
What results from their shared love and connection is Strangers in Paradise, the threesome’s debut body of work, which celebrates their time spent collectively on the island and is a vibrant melting pot of musical inspirations and stylistic intricacy. A dazzling mixture of ambience and beauty, it’s a highly impactful collection of songs that draws you into the band’s forward thinking sound and showcases the soaring potential of the group.
Formed in 2012, The Ramona Flowers is a sensation gaining fans globally included the legendary artist U2. Their talents have taken them to memorable adventures like performing at the Glastonbury Festival 2017, and at the Fuji Rock Festival in Japan in the same year. Their electrifying music video of “Ghost” landed over 1mil views on Youtube alone. Their success has been on a sky-rise high since their debut.
The Ramona Flowers are back with the announcement of their upcoming EP, Hey You, out May 4 via Distiller Records.
This features vocals from veteran Welsh singer Shirley Bassey. She says she was asked to participate after Propellerhead Alex Gifford wrote the song with her in mind. The Propellerheads sent a demo to Bassey, who loved it but thought it might be more appropriate for Tina Turner, but the Propellerheads persuaded her to record it, arguing they wrote it specifically for her.