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Introducing…Jack in Water

Jack in Water is the artist name of the idiosyncratic singer-songwriter talent William Clapson. Currently splitting his time between London and Palma de Mallorca, Clapson was brought up in a little village in Essex, listening to the diverse musical influences of his parents, ranging from the melancholy and drama created by bands such as Radiohead and The Blue Nile, to the powerful R&B and soul voices like Aretha Franklin and Diana Ross.

Following a string of emotionally charged singles, rising star Jack In Water released his debut album, You Don’t Feel Like Home, which is not a record to rush.

Introducing…SPARKLING

SPARKLING from Cologne, Germany was formed by brothers Leon and Levin Krasel, joined by their friend Luca Schüten on Bass. Shows all around Europe made them write their multilingual debut album „I Want to See Everything“, released in August 2019, that features languages German, English and French.

Hailing from a city that birthed the likes of Krautrock, and with LCD Soundsystem’s Al Doyle and Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard on production reins for their upcoming EPThis Is My Life / Das Ist Mein Leben / C ́est Ma Vie’ 

4Ever Songs: Lenny Kravitz ‘Are You Gonna Go My Way’

Are You Gonna Go My Way elevated Lenny Kravitz to superstar status, cementing him as more than just a pop-culture curiosity. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist’s third album got heavily featured on MTV, received blanket airplay on rock radio and ultimately became one of the biggest sellers of his career.

Before Are You Gonna Go My Way’s release on March 9, 1993, Kravitz was reasonably well-known but wasn’t a household name. In 1993, during hip-hop’s golden age and the height of grunge, it may have seemed that what is commonly referred to as “classic rock” was dead. Apparently, no one told that to Lenny Kravitz. The self-styled rock-soul revivalist has always been unabashed about wearing his influences on his sleeve while still transmitting his own message.

Divus Julius presents…Hookworms

Microshift is the Leeds band’s first new work in over 3 years and marks a seismic shift in their sound, dynamic, songwriting and production, whilst still bearing all the ferocious energy, intricate musicianship and bruised but beautiful song-craft of the previous releases which have quietly made them one of the UK’s most revered young bands.

This is the band’s third studio album technically but arguably the first in which the studio has been central to its creation. Pearl Mystic and second LP, The Hum were heavily informed by the band’s live sound,

Favourite Gig: Jake Bugg

El britànic Jake Bugg, ha construït una sòlida carrera que va començar als 12 anys quan va aprendre a tocar la guitarra. Inspirat per artistes com Don McLean, Johnny Cash o The Beatles, va començar un parell d’anys després a compondre els seus propis temes. Ara, amb només 23 anys i després d’estar nominat al Mercury Music Prize i als Brits, defensa el seu quart disc, ‘Hearts that strain’ (2017), una nova mostra del seu pop rock de guitarres.

Hit of the week: Everything Everything ”Can’t Do”

UK band Everything Everything has dropped a new single entitled ”Can’t Do,” the lead-track off their forthcoming, James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, Foals, Depeche Mode) produced album A Fever Dream. This is the band’s fourth album. It’s the follow up to the critically-lauded Top 10 album “Get To Heaven”, an album that can now be seen to have been incredibly prescient given the current state of the world. It was their third consecutive Top 10 album, after LPs “Man Alive,” and “Arc.”