Saturday, 21 January 2012

New Artist Alert: Seasfire

Introducing Seasfire, the Bristol-based quintet who bring an eclectic mix of pop and electronic vibes to the table with their debut offering 'Falling', for which you can see the video below.

Featuring ex-players from The Joe Public, this piano-led ballad tinged with slight unnerving electro outbursts easily ebbs about the shore, driven along by some nice guitar work towards the end of the track. It's a great pop-vocal that fronts the mix, as the track drifts pleasantly in and out of my consciousness, but I can't help feeling that although this is perfectly suited to some late-night easy listening, there's a certain substance lacking that fails to maintain my interest as a listener. There's no doubting it's a well-crafted and professionally-sounding song, I just wonder if the intensity peaked a little more, offering greater dynamic contours within the track, for which there is a lot of room to do so, it would serve itself as a great stand-alone song rather than something that might be better suited as background music. That said, there is clearly a market for what the guys are doing, which I'll be the first to admit I'm not one of, so my opinion may differ from yours and I urge to have a listen for yourself and make your own minds up.

You can check out Seasfire at their Facebook page and watch the video for Falling below.

The Ocean's Eyes - Rooms of Red

The Ocean's Eyes' debut music video for Rooms of Red has been released, produced by Daniel Broadly who has worked with the likes of Futures and That Sunday Feeling. It's an exciting couple of months ahead for the guys, who also go out on tour in March with support from Room94. You can catch them live at the following shows:

15.03 OXFORD O2/Academy2
16.03 SOUTHAMPTON/Guava Bar
17.03 BRIGHTON/Hydrant
18.03 NORWICH/B2
19.03 BRISTOL/Thekla
20.03 CARDIFF/Clwb Ifor Bach
22.03 NOTTINGHAM/Rescue Rooms
23.03 BIRMINGHAM/HMV Institute
24.03 MANCHESTER/Roadhouse
25.03 SHEFFIELD/Corporation
26.03 LIVERPOOL/O2 Academy2
27.03 GLASGOW/Cathouse
28.03 NEWCASTLE/Riverside
29.03 LEEDS/Cockpit
31.03 LONDON/King's College (KCLSU)

Check out the video below and be sure to catch the guys on the road, tickets are available here.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Something For The Fans

Are you a budding singer who fancies themselves to be tipped for a BRIT-award nomination in the future? Now's your chance to kick-start your career into superstardom by winning the chance to sing with rising soul and urban songstress Emeli Sandé, chart-topping boyband JLS or singer-songwriter Labrinth!

Not only are Mastercard offering one lucky customer the chance to duet with one of their idols, it will be broadcast to millions watching the Brit awards on the night of the show! It's so easy to apply, all you need to do is visit the SomethingFor The Fans website, register your interest with your chosen artist and then you'll be contacted within 48 hours to upload a video audition. It couldn't be easier and you've nothing to lose; this is the perfect competition for all those budding singers out there!

This years BRIT awards is set to be bigger and better than ever, with the nominees set to be released on the 12th January. It's promising to be a massive year for British artists, with breakthrough acts like Ed Sheeran who have, in the past, worked so tirelessly for years finally reaping the rewards with great help from the likes of the prestigious BRIT awards. Emeli Sandé has already been tipped for great things in 2012 and is certainly an artist to look out for. The BRITs remind us that there are still some great talents out there waiting to be unearthed and shared with the world, and you can be part of their biggest show yet!

No prizes for guessing that, had it been an option, I'd have jumped at the chance to duet with Jon Bon Jovi, sharing the stage with my idol in front of millions of music fans worldwide. Your performance will be shared in an ad-break for Mastercard's Priceless London, for which you can check out their website here. Their service allows customers to enjoy incredible and unique experiences, such as meeting the cast of a West-End musical for after-show drinks, savouring a private dinner and tasting experience at the finest restaurants the capital has to offer or even an after-hours museum trip! Mastercard have really offered some fantastic opportunities for budding-singers and their customers alike, so why not take advantage of these incredible chances and get involved today.

Share your talents with the world and sign up now! Good luck!

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