Monday, April 27, 2015

Lyves X Synkro - Body Close

North London-based singer/songwriter Francesca Bergami, aka Lyves has just unveiled her new single entitled "Body Close", produced in collaboration with Manchester-based producer Joe McBride, aka Synkro. "Body Close" serves as the second track following "Shelter" to be lifted from her forthcoming debut EP due for release sometime later this year. The single will also be featured on Synkro's debut album due out this summer via Apollo Records.

Premiere via The Music Ninja.

Shannon Saunders - Bodies & Beats

20-year-old UK-based singer/songwriter Shannon Saunders has today unveiled her new single entitled "Bodies & Beats", which is taken from her just announced debut EP, Instar scheduled for release on May 18th on her own record label, Lovejoy Records, via YUP!/Caroline International. The four track EP will also consist of her previously released single singles, "Silly Little Things" and "Lo-Fi" plus another new track called "Electric". Listen to "Bodies & Beats" below.

"Bodies & Beats" is available now on iTunes.
Pre-order limited edition signed copies of Shannon Saunders' Instar EP on 12" vinyl here.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Dotter - Dive

Following her debut single, "My Flower", released late last year, Stockholm-based singer/songwriter Johanna Maria Jansson, aka Dotter makes a welcome return today with the unveiling of her brand new single entitled "Dive", which will be featured on her upcoming debut EP tentatively titled I Am Dotter due out later this year.

Wallace - Vinyl Skip

New Zealand-born, Sydney-based singer/songwriter Wallace Gollan, aka Wallace has recently unveiled her soulful and sultry debut single titled "Vinyl Skip", which also serves as the first single to be lifted from her forthcoming debut EP due for release later this year.

Speaking on the track, Wallace says. "'Vinyl Skip' came about after I misheard a rap by Common. He's talking about life and says “let's spend it slow forever”. I thought he'd said “Let's spin it slow forever” and got this image of two people dancing to a record spinning too slow but not caring cause it meant they could dance for longer and get lost in the moment."

Listen to "Vinyl Skip" below.

"Vinyl Skip" is available now on iTunes and Bandcamp.

Premiere via The 405.

KStewart - Keeping You Up

Rising 20-year-old London-based singer/songwriter KStewart, who was recently hailed by i-D Magazine as our generation's very own Mariah Carey, has just unveiled her new 90's-inspired single called "Keeping You Up", which was produced by UK producer Shift K3Y. The track also serves as her first official single and will be officially released on June 1st via her own imprint, Cherry Jam Records.

"The inspiration for this track came from all the '80s/'90s classics that I listened to growing up," she tells The 405. "I wanted to keep it really authentic, but with an edge that kept it current. My main influence with all my music comes from all the big divas: Mariah, Whitney and Christina."

"Keeping You Up" is available now on iTunes