British Columbian duo Violet Night is gearing up to show the world what they can do. Violet Night is made of vocals and guitar from Connor Pohl and T.J. Rounthwaite on keys. Violet Night is set to release their debut record Colours Of You which will be out May 4.
Pohl says of the upcoming album:
We grew up on everything from heavy metal and rap, to emo and pop. We try to create a colourful mosaic of all those influences when we write; we’ve never created with borders or put limitations on what we are allowed to sound like. We’ll always do whatever feels most honest to us at that moment in our lives and I think we’ve done that here. We are really proud of the album and hope the hues presented complement yours: the colours of you.
Featured on the album is lead single “North”, along with an accompanying studio music video. The song captures a spirit of adventure, longing, and energy. “North” encompasses the emotion that Violet Night does so well at capturing. We look forward to their upcoming album and we think you will too.
Styled as Diā, composer and artist Danielle Birrittella brings carefully crafted music to her listeners, thanks to her experience as an opera singer in both the U.S. and Europe as well as growing up on a Hindu ashram. Now signed to Manimal Records, Diā creates a brand new sound while carrying aspects of her past work. Following the success of her debut EP, Tiny Ocean, Diā has now released a highly anticipated single, “Valentine”, along with a stunning 60’s inspired semi-abstract music video. “Valentine” is a yearning, moving track that carries the listene along a captivating auditory journey. Masterfully combining elements of Baroque music with modern cinematic folk, Diā weaves a truly unique sound. Thanks to her classical training, Diā has a professional hold on her own sound, and her confidence plays out in her music in a completely new way. “Valentine” is an excellent example of Diā’s authentic, unique, and well-composed sound. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Diā and her music.
Manchester-bred Bipolar Sunshine (irl Adio Marchant) is back at it again with another amazing single. Having released hit tracks like “Whole Heart”,“Major Love” and appearing on “Middle” with DJ Snake in 2017, Bipolar Sunshine is now blessing his fans with a brand new release: “Pressure”. The single is the first of his highly anticipated 2018 EP, Imaginarium. Not only has he dropped the new single, but a spectacular music video as well.
Marchant used to sing for ska band Kid British before heading out on his solo career in 2013. Now based in Los Angeles, he continues to put out quality music, delighting both devoted fans and new listeners alike. The video, directed by Matilda Finn, is fresh, modern, and extremely aesthetically pleasing. Marchant “wanted the audience to feel like they’re watching a movie. Some Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz in the movie Blow kinda feels.” and he definitely achieved this goal; the “Pressure” video is Hollywood through and through. “Pressure” is not your typical love song; it combines angst, desire, purity, and confusion within a few minutes of music. If you haven’t checked out Bipolar Sunshine before, do it today.
London-based punk band Dream Wife is back and they are bringing with them more of the sounds, beats and messages that fans all over the world are dying to hear. Not only do they have a powerful foundation that is rooted in the women’s rights and feminist movements, but they have vocal abilities that make give their battle cries credibility and life. With an exciting rush of releases this spring season, Dream Wife has just published their music video for “F.U.U” which, since its release, has become one of their most popular tracks. Within the video, the lights and movement match perfectly the lyrics of the track that portray rough, jagged action and embodies power. But they have more than just a stunning music video in store for their fans and followers this year.
Along with filming and producing a visual spectacle that is as exciting as it is entertaining, this all woman band has announced tours on an international level that is sure to highlight their versatility as well and gather a new international fan basis. As a whole, Dream Wife is very much about the experience of pushing the boundaries of patriarchal conventions and rejecting expectations that are explicitly based on gender. Confrontation of the generally accepted social norm is one of the attractions of this wildly popular and growing band.
Unpredictability and trance-inducing music has become the expectation from fans and critics of freak-fuzz Baltimore based duo Ed Schrader. Together, Ed Schrader and Devlin Rice have created a sound that it unique and completely their own and now they are bringing their newest tour, “Riddles” to a town near you. Since their formation in 2010 this group has participated in nineteen U.S tours leaving very little amount of time to produce new records. However, with a new full length album release, they are ready to hit the road once again and see where it takes them.
With the addition of this new album to their musical artillery, the duo races through a world of synth melodies and 80’s pop influences. Their sound has often been described as unpredictable and erratic, but harmonious all at the same time. This composed chaos, however, is just one of the many attractions of Ed Schrader. With their music at the forefront of their performances, they are able to deliver a spectacle that will both amaze and surprise all that are in attendance. With the release of their new album and the announcement of their next tour, Ed Schrader has proved that he has what it takes to take these explorations into the unknown to the next level.
Upbeat and fresh is Simon D James’ newest and debut single release, “Dearest Lovely World.” Not only is he out to stun and amaze fa ns and critics, but he also is out to prove that there is a place for him in the music world. As he seeks to gain this title, he has worked hard to perform and produce at the level that not only matches, but exceeds that of his fellow artists around him. The new release is safely in the realm that he wanted to fall in and there is no telling what he has in store for his fans.
However, this new release is not just words strung together held by misplaced beats and rhythm. No, this song is the product of soul searching journeys that stretch far beyond the expanse of the United States. While volunteering in the refugee campus of the Calais Jungle, James realized that, “regardless of color or creed we are all bound together by the common threads of love, loss and the need to find community in an ever more fractured world.” Streaming from this truth comes his debut song, “Dearest Lovely World,” an honest and emotion packed experience that has been paired with unmatched vocal skill.