Artist: Various Artists
Release: Elle – It Songs Collection: Sound of Winter
Label: Believe Digital
After the great success of the lasts ELLE – It Songs compilations (more than 15.000 bundles sold so far), the magazine is releasing a brand new WINTER volume on March, 2nd.
The last ELLE – It Songs comp was top 15 overal on iTunes in 25 countries WW for at least 2 weeks.
A selection of the hottest tracks released during this Winter, by ELLE magazine.
Discover a fresh & trendy selection of indie pop-rock-electro artists that you must listen to this summer, including : Fyfe, Fakear, Monarchy, To Kill a King, The 2 Bears, Zara McFarlane, Madjo, Zola Blood, Billie Black…
The transformation is complete. After four years of incremental musical evolution, UK electronica five-piece Vessels emerge with a brave and brilliant new sound, masterfully fusing the widescreen builds and elegant breakdowns of their previous work with altogether more physical electronic rhythms. With their hotly anticipated new album Dilate, featuring underground hit singles Elliptic, On Monos & Echo In, Vessels are firmly focused on the euphoria of the dancefloor.The transition from sky-scraping guitars to fluid electronics has been almost seamless. What makes it all the more remarkable is that every bit of it is played live.
Release: My Fairy Tales
Label: Bushqueen Music
My Fairy Tales’ to me is a concept album exploring the life of Africans in the diaspora and the struggles they face. The album portrays the good aspects of falling in love and the importance of being responsible towards children, as well as the significance of culture, education and identity values. My travels and spending a lot of time in France influenced me in writing an album that doesn’t just explain the suffering of Africans, but the aspects of endurance, perseverance and gratitude, which is a shared attribute of people across the globe.’ The music has an authentic, easy going, Afro beat and roots feel to it. Mainly recorded and produced in France, Denmark and Nigeria. Mounir Maarouf from France produced five songs, Silver Bullit team from Denmark produced two songs, and ‘The Slag’ aka Marcus Nigsch and Nneka produced one song with 4 times Grammy award engineer James ‘Bonzai’ Caruso known from his work with Daimen and Stephen Marley on mixing duties. Chris Gelin mixed ‘My Love, My Love’ which he also did additional production for.
Artist: To Kill A King
Release: To Kill a King
Label: Xtra Mile Recordings
London five-piece To Kill A King release their self-titled new album. The follow up to their 2013 debut Cannibals With Cutlery, To Kill A King was recorded in The Distillery studio in Wiltshire with producer Mark Crew (Bastille, Rag n Bone Man). Lead singles ‘Love Is Not Control’ and ‘Oh My Love’ showcase the stadium-sized choruses, artful dynamism and sonic experimentation sliding seamlessly together. It will place the quintet firmly in the lineage of British guitar bands, such as Foals, the Maccabees and Bombay Bicycle Club. To Kill A King is a statement record. Everything is in place for To Kill A King to make the leap. Watch them soar.