Underwater artist Christy Lee Rogers collaborates with fellow artist and musician Ryan Murphy to form the alternative rock duo Bayonesse. The artists both found that the medium of music was a more 'powerful and intense' art form to express their emotions and thoughts but they haven't left their art behind. Their debut single 'Angel Touching Down' has been released alongside an underwater music video directed and filmed by Rogers herself, starring Bayonesse themselves.

The dark and avant grande underwater music video for their debut single 'Angel Touching Down' was edited by award winning filmmaker Ray Izad-Mehr who gives life to the darkness hidden in the emotive lyrics. The raw footage is completely unaltered and un-coloured and just stylised with state of the art editing techniques.

With influences ranging from Muse to Imagine Dragons, Bayonesse form an entirely unique and unsual sound.
Stream ‘Angel Touching Down’ here: [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/293225317" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]



Brighton-based singer-songwriter, Homesick Mick, is on the up having released his debut EP, 'Black Hole Friday' and there is an album to follow in the new year.


The mysterious Homesick Mick is not only a musician of intrigue, but he is also a social activist, tackling the big issues on behalf of the little guys; a sort of superhero-musician, if you will.


In conjunction with the release of his EP, Homesick Mick has been battling the pertinent topic plaguing the news of billionaire tycoon, Sir Philip Green, and the BHS pensions. The former owner of the high street clothing chain has been accused of extorting the employees of the store after selling the business for a measly £1 and making off with the money that should have gone to their pensions.


The story has received a lot of attention from the media and Homesick Mick has fought for what he believed was right by starting a social media campaign to raise awareness of Green's deceitful behaviour and also making a petition to urge him to pay back the pensions.


Homesick Mick's campaign culminated on 25th November when he took to the streets of London to protest outside Topshop, another of Philip Green's stores. The protest was a success drawing the attention of the media who came down to cover the story, and Mick hopes this will have drawn the attention of the billionaire.


Fighting the man aside, Homesick Mick's debut release gives us a taste of what to expect from his upcoming album, 'The Mysterious Abduction & Return of Homesick Mick'. His style blends hints of jazz, acoustic folk and even rock, forming a unique combination that sets Homesick Mick apart from the crowd.


'Black Hole Friday' includes the infectiously catchy 'La Troc' that will have you humming for hours, as well as the festive themed 'Prisoner to the Past'.


The EP is out now, having been released in unison with the start of the Black Friday sales, whilst 'The Mysterious Abduction & Return of Homesick Mick' will be available from 13th January 2017. Watch this space.


Links:

https://twitter.com/PhilFreeFriday

https://www.facebook.com/HomesickMick/?fref=ts

https://open.spotify.com/album/4gDzxsdaggebYdvPOOFq2f

http://homesickmick.com/


Tuffet Bunnies is the moniker by which singer-songwriter, Clem Darling otherwise goes.

With a folk-rock-pop vibe, Darling writes endearing love songs for his girlfriend, Scarlett, hence the name of the EP. All four songs on the EP relate to the often difficult to describe feelings involved when being in love.

Darling's simple, yet emotive lyrics were always loved by his biggest fan, his grandmother. The Holocaust survivor unfortunately passed away recently, but Darling continues to write his music in the same manner that pleased his Grandma.

Tuffet Bunnies has been compared to the likes of Beck and Paul Simon, but he has developed his own unique style, describing the songs on the EP as though 'they’ve been written by a bunch of gypsies that popped out of the back of a caravan'.

'Everything' is a highlight of the EP with a jovial, upbeat vibe to it, accompanied by a quintessentially folky violin lead.

Darling is looking to reinvent a genre which seems to have disappeared in recent years and 'Love Songs For Scarlett' certainly does that.

Links
https://www.instagram.com/tuffetbunnies/
https://soundcloud.com/tuffetbunnies
https://mobile.twitter.com/tuffetbunnies

The South Londoner who stared in Frank Ocean's music video for 'Nikes' is now making his own infectious tunes. Although he has been playing small gigs for years now, Cosmo Pyke has just released his first official single 'Social Sites'. The model, actor and musician is set to release his debut EP, which was recorded with Fraser T Smith who has worked with major names such as Adele and Sam Smith.


Pyke is still unsigned but after this release and his soon to come EP, the 18 year old is sure to have his choice of labels.

Watch the video for 'Social Sites' here:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6CW4J3Hhsw ,


British Singer-songwriter, Lenny, has covered the Fats Domino classic, 'Blueberry Hill' and made it his own with a unique video concept.


In the video, Lenny's band host a video call over the internet in which they perform their version of the song. It acts as a commendation to technology and its possibilities in this day and age - it can even be a rehearsal studio, as Lenny makes evident.


You can find more on Lenny right here:


https://soundcloud.com/lennybunn


https://twitter.com/BigLennyB

Mysterious singer-songwriter I N J I N has just released an eleven part story narrating his fascinating life. The blog follows his life from the start to now, even including how he stopped growing at seven years of age, each section ends on a cliff hanger making you want to read more and more about his life.


Read I N J I N’s story here:


http://www.injin.co.uk/category/news/


Alongside the story is I N J I N’s single ‘Tennesse’. Listen to the track here:



BBC radio 6's Tom Robinson described Corinna Jane as 'a seriously talented young woman, with strong vocal ability, who is also a mighty fine instrumentalist'. With this sort of reputation already, 'Three Faces of You' does not disappoint.

'Three Faces of You' is a track of sonic exploration ranging from the fine-tuned pop verse to the guitar heavy, rock-driven chorus . Opening with a lightly bouncing, almost cheeky guitar section, the song is made distinctive by the subtle violin that takes the backseat, yet adds another level of timbre that the musical aficionados out there will appreciate. All of this complements Corinna's slightly whispered vocals during the verse, so you know she's building up to something big for the chorus.


However, the star of the show really is without a doubt, Corinna's vocals. Within just one song, we hear an on-point pop singer, a potent rock-roar, but also a hint of something more classical, even operatic. Her blend of styles is what makes Corinna's music stand out from the crowd; there isn't anything quite like it.


Fed on a diet of 90s MTV, Corinna had a passion for music from a young age. By the age of five she had taken up piano and singing lessons, soon composing her own music and establishing herself as a sing-songwriter in her teens.


You can listen to 'Three Faces of You' and find out more on Corinna Jane here:


www.soundcloud.com/corinnajane

https://www.facebook.com/corinnajanemusic/

https://twitter.com/Corinna_Jane

https://www.youtube.com/user/Corinnajane
Omar's single 'Love Never Felt So Good' showcases the powerhouse vocals that Omar has been blessed with, it is a classic take on the Michael Jackson hit. With a perfectly fitted video to go alongside the track, with a vintage, retro feel, it complements the vocals extremely well, what makes the track even more special is that Omar works with the same guitarist that worked on Michael Jackson’s ‘Dangerous’ album - the legend that is Tim Pierce. Omar has a forthcoming album too, work on the album began in early 2015 with Canadian producer Dave Pierce and legendary producer Bob Rock, not one to shy away from working with legends, ‘Love Never Felt So Good’ was mixed by 23 time Grammy award winning Al Schmitt at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. Omar hopes to be able to bridge the musical gap between East and West and bring everyone together all through the power of music. Check out the brand new video below:





Further to yesterday's article on the Military Wives', here they are promoting their new album announcement in London at Trafalgar Square where their Christmas journey is just beginning. We love this photo too!



Women from the many branches of the Military Wives Choir have been involved in the creation of a special Christmas album that aims to show what Christmas means to them.



The Military Wives have returned with their biggest project so far, ‘Home For Christmas’, which will be released 25th November. Twelve recognisable festive songs and carols will feature on the album, but the Military Wives had added their own distinctive twist: some of the lyrics have been adapted to fit in with the experiences of families from military backgrounds during Christmas. For example, ‘Away in a Manger’ has been changed to ‘Away in a Far Land’, and the title track, ‘Home for Christmas’, uses the tune from ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’.



The story of the Military Wives choir began in 2012 when they found success with their Christmas hit, ‘Wherever You Are’, and since then, many more choirs have been established across the country,and even the world, uniting women of military backgrounds together through the pleasure of singing.



The album features around 1000 women from 65 choirs, some of whom will be performing on the accompanying Military Wives cathedral tour during November in some truly spectacular venues, such as Durham and Winchester cathedrals.



Produced by BMG, and pioneered by three accomplished choral conductors - Hilary Davan Wetton (City of London Choir), Will Dawes (Bath Choral Society) and Mark De-Lisser (Vocal coach on BBC's 'The Voice') – ‘Home for Christmas’ could be Military Wives choirs’ most ambitious, yet accomplished record to date.



Chair of the Military Wives foundation commented on the new album and its significance during the Christmas period: ‘The festive season can be a difficult time, particularly for those within the military community. By creating ‘Home for Christmas’, Military Wives are supporting each other through music – and extending this unity to families throughout the UK, and across the world.’



Links -


Website: www.militarywiveschoirs.org


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Military-Wives-Choirs-Foundation-517997721663047/)


Twitter: @MWChoirs


Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Military-Wives-Choir-tickets/artist/1738474?tm_link=artist_artistvenue_module

From The Police, to Wayne County and the Electric chairs, to The Subterraneans, to The Flying Padovanis to releasing a solo album, Henry Padovani, known as the only Corsican punk, has carved out an impressive career to rival all within the music industry.



Henry hit London in 1976, only coming for a week, but extending his stay, the first gig he saw was The Damned and the next day Henry was a changed man, he cut his long hair and shaved his beard, he was going out every night to a different gig and began meeting members of The Clash, it was not long after Henry met Sting and Stewart Copeland and formed the legendary The Police. London punk gigs were legendary and they soon built a following until Henry decided to go his own way, He continued his punk career with the ground-breaking Wayne County and the Electric Chairs, a major part of the androgynous glam-rock, proto-punk hangover, and succesful on both sides of the Atlantic, who even then hired The Police to support them on a major tour, still following his punk dream, Henry became a member of The Subterraneans, the band formed by NME journalistic legend Nick Kent.



Henry is the strange, enduring link between many artists such as Sting, Cher, Bono, Jeff Beck, Alice Cooper, Kim Wilde, The Pretenders, The Sex Pistols, B.B. King and countless other players in rock's rich history. Music has clearly only been Henry's one true calling and with 'I Love Today', Henry has finally recorded his first full 'solo' album. A rich and sometimes dark mix of unique and emotive, original songs, coupled with some favourites of his long journey on the road - encompassing delta blues, rock and chanson, all flavoured and impregnated with Henry's unique guitar style, his huge, dynamic voice and irrepressible Corsican personality all in time for Punk's 40th anniversary. In amongst Henry's own songs are covers of songs as diverse as 'Into My Arms' - Nick Cave to 'Jealous Guy' by John Lennon, and he even teamed up with Jef Aerosol also known as the 'French Banksy', a charismatic, outlaw street artist to create the album artwork.


Henry is a true punk legend, full of the wildest stories, best friends with numerous legends, and the only way to find out more is to talk to the man himself.



http://www.henrypadovani.com/i-love-today-dhzm3

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