Release: London EP
Label: One Little Indian Records
London Singer- Songwriter Ofei releases ‘The London EP’, his debut. Writing, arranging and producing himself, Ofei sets out his stall with the music alone, which is a dynamic mix of R&B, distorted soul and unearthly gospel. Beginning 2013 opening for Kendrick Lamar in Paris and Shuggie Otis in New York, he has since spent the summer drawing curious crowds to his one man shows at UK festivals Secret Garden Party, The Great Escape and Beacons to name a few. With the debut EP dropping February 10th Ofei is being talked about as one of the most exciting new music stars for 2014.
Artist: Whales in Cubicles
Release: Death in The Evening
Genre: Rock – Alternative
London based Whales In Cubicles have announced the release of their highly anticipated debut album ‘Death In The Evening’, recorded at legendary Monnow Valley Studio with producer Nick Mailing and mixed by Simon ‘Barny’ Barnicott (Kasabian, The Temper Trap, Placebo, Arctic Monkeys). The release has received great reviews from the likes of The Fly and The Independent that describe it respectively as “Surly and melodic” with “Huge riffs and apathetic anthems”. The band is currently touring the UK and will be in London on the 13th of February.
Artist: Nostalgia 77
Release: A Journey Too Far
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Pop – R&B – Classic
The fifth studio LP from Benedic Lamdin under his main Nostalgia 77 moniker, this album finds the respected producer, composer, songwriter and guitarist further developing his creative partnership with rising German singer Josa Peit, whose rich, quirky lead vocals grace nine of the 11 tracks; country-soul supremo Jeb Loy Nichols (Island) sings the remaining two in his loose and charismatic style. Gripping instrumentals, deft production and Peit’s intuitive vocals lend this album an irresistible, enigmatic pull, from the delightful bobbing and weaving intro of opener “What Do You Know” and throughout the ebb and flow of the record. having been previewed in a sold-out live three night live residency at London’s Vortex in October, ‘A Journey Too Far’ was announced with a trailer video which gives an enchanting window into the studio sessions.
Artist: Dub Fx
Release: Theory of Harmony
Label: Convoy Unlimited
Genre: Alternative – Electronic/ EBM
The new album has been designed to take listeners on an eclectic journey through conscious, soulful bass music, drawing on inspiration from his endless performances around the world. Staying true to the unique Dub Fx live sound it incorporates punchy Beat-Box loops, rich vocal harmonies and pulsating bass lines sprinkled with catchy melodies. It features a host of collaborations from vocalists and musicians at all corners of the globe including Tiki Taane, Eva Lazarus, CAde, MC Xander & Martha C.