Thursday, August 27, 2015

Mieke - Sleeping Alone

25-year-old Toronto-based singer/songwriter and model Elissa Mielke, aka Mieke (pronounced Meek-eh) has today unveiled the music video for her single, "Sleeping Alone", directed by Adrian Vieni and lifted from her eponymous 4-song debut debut EP, which will be released tomorrow (August 28th). The EP was recorded with with Don Kerr and Howie Beck (Feist, Hayden, Bahamas).

Mieke says:

"I've been in problematic situations with producers and major labels over the last few years; either people tried to take the project in direction that felt artificial, or I had to sign on for a career without creative involvement. I needed to make something honest and raw. Something strange and vulnerable. Something thoughtful and free. Something that was authentic to where I'm at. I've played shows for many years, but when I finished university I needed to make money somehow to focus on music. I found out modeling could be a decent part time job, I started modeling and acting part time. Whenever I travel to make music or model, I learn more about myself as an artist. These songs were largely written on these travels - in Tokyo, London, New York, and LA."

Watch the video for "Sleeping Alone" below.

Head over to Exclaim! to stream the EP in full.

Premiere via Noisey.

The Night VI - Maybe It's How I'm Feeling

London-based six-piece The Night VI return today with the unveiling of their new single, "Maybe It's How I'm Feeling", which serves as the title track taken from their forthcoming EP due out September 30th via Duly Noted Records. With an array of music inspired by feelings of lust, love, infidelity and struggle, the songs from the EP were especially chosen to represent the ever expansive sound of The Night VI.

Speaking on the track, The Night VI's Sophie-Rose Harper explains:

"This song is about being torn between two people and harbouring the secret from the one you’re with. Hearts were broken but love makes you do crazy things."

Listen to "Maybe It's How I'm Feeling" below.

Pre-order the EP here and get Maybe It's How I'm Feeling" along with their previously released singles "Too Late To Lie", "Turn Your Light On Me" and "Just Words" instantly.

Premiere via Clash.

Equal (feat. Seja) - Shakedown

Originally from Asheville, NC, rising New York City-based DJ and producer Equal has today shared his irresistibly funky and all-around feel good new single entitled "Shakedown" featuring the vocal talents of Seja (lead singer of Brisbane synth-punk trio Sekiden). "Shakedown" also serves as the the first track to be lifted from Equal's forthcoming self-titled EP due out this fall via The Knocks' HeavyRoc Music imprint.

"'Shakedown' is the product of good friends getting loose on a hot summers night. There was no end product in mind, only to have fun, hang out, and make music together." - Equal

Listen to "Shakedown" below.

Premiere via BULLETT Magazine.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LNKAY - Hurricane

Stockholm-based singer/songwriter and potential pop star in the making Ellen Stokstad, aka LNKAY has just released her infectious debut single called "Hurricane" via Infernity Music. The track is a soaring electro-pop anthem that is sure to excite your senses.

Listen to "Hurricane" below.

"Hurricane" is available now on iTunes.

Kiki Rowe (feat. P. Reign) - Work

Rising Canadian R&B/pop artist Keandra Shan Lal, aka Kiki Rowe has today released her latest single titled "Work" which features fellow Toronto-based rapper P. Reign. "Work" also serves as the fifth original song that she's released so far this year following "Broken", "Freaky Love", "Demolition" and "Look Who's Alone". Speaking on the track, Kiki says:

"I'm really excited for people to hear 'Work' because it's different then anything else they've heard from me. I'm not always crying over boys, lol. When P. Reign wanted to be a part of the song I was beyond thrilled."

Listen to "Work" below.

Premiere via The FADER.