Could this be the best rendition of this 80’s classic?

Founded in Caerphilly, South Wales in 2019, Wolf Storm is led by vocalist Nia John, who has an unforgettable voice. Their version of this 80’s classic will surely remind the country of how loved the song truly is. Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart‘ is one of those tracks that will live on forever, and Wolf Storm’s interpretation cements that.

As for the story behind the name, Wolf Storm came from a particularity unusual fan of their music – Zebb the Wolf. Sponsored by the band, Wolf Storm raise money at their gigs for his upkeep. Stars not on the stage but off too, Wolf Storm seem like real, genuine people.

Though possessing a talent for creating their own original music, Wolf Storm are best known for covering classic artists such as Pat Benatar, Aerosmith, Thunder, ACDC, Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac to name a few. Capturing the emotion of the original while adding their creativity into the mix, their rendition of ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ still holds onto the track’s powerful arrangement, simultaneously feeling refreshed from Nia’s revised vocals.

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Melodic rockstars In Signs return with vibrant new single ‘Knock Knock’

Ukraine based power trio In Signs are taking the rock world by storm. Fusing complex melodies and key changes into their elevating sound, ‘Knock Knock‘ is the latest adventure from this powerful outfit. Their first single of the year sets the bar higher for their music and gives fans an insight into what’s set to be a great year ahead for In Signs.

“It’s so important to be true with people who listen to your music and this is our main goal. There are a lot of artists nowadays but not all of them are doing art. We want to prove that music is not about money, it’s about the passion of your life. I’m a closed person and making music and writing lyrics is a perfect way for me to communicate with people...

I became a songwriter by chance. I didn’t want to be a musician, it just came up after my first tattoo which is Metallica’s song title ‘Nothing Else Matters’. It such a great pleasure to play live some songs which I created from the very beginning. There are a lot of ways to create music but all our songs start from an acoustic guitar and vocals.” – Arsen, frontman of In Signs.

Jam packed with energy, ‘Knock Knock’ comes knocking on your door demanding to be let into your life, and it’s a track you will never get enough of.

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Pop singer-songwriter Greer Baxter releases latest single ‘Sleeping on the Couch’

New York City native Greer Baxter is a pop singer-songwriter that should be in everybody’s playlist. Written and produced by the songwriter herself, latest single ‘Sleeping on the Couch‘ tells the story of sleeping on the sofa after a rough argument with the one you love.

For fans of fellow kick-ass women Regina Spektor and Alanis Morissette, Greer Baxter’s music is armed with an authentic alt-pop sound, ready to sooth the soul.

Speaking on the release, Greer states, “I wrote this song about suddenly being at odds with the person you love and trying to make sense of it. We’ve all had a night sleeping on the couch and we wake up in the morning thinking: why would we let a fight keep us apart for the night? It’s about wanting to resolve it before falling asleep and wondering if the other person feels the same.”

With over 2,000 Spotify streams already since it’s release at the beginning of 2021, ‘Sleeping on the Couch’ is relatable to thousands, because let’s face it, we’ve all been there before.

A track that breathes personality and character, Greer’s latest release boasts a contemporary face with a nostalgic nature; it’s an excellent release from an artist destined for her name in lights.

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Tom Boniface-Webb’s ‘Modern Music Masters: The Britpop Trilogy’ is a contextual deep-dive into Britain’s favourite bands

It’s not just music reviews here, we’re coming at you with a book recommendation today. New Zealand based author Tom Boniface-Webb has released his overtly insightful trio of Britpop books “Modern Music Masters – The Britpop Trilogy: Oasis, Blur and Pulp”.

Written back at the beginning of lockdown in March 2020 – and then released later in 2020 – the series delivers content of what was going on in the world at the time that these three Britpop legends were at their peak.

Touching on subjects such as how the bands were formed and on the contextual history behind album production , the insight offered into each group is captivating and a must-read.

There are few [music books] that have such a focus on the charts as well,” states Boniface-Webb. “Each release is put alongside what else was in the top 10 that week. As well as a historical document of the time, these books are a total nostalgia fest for those there the first time around.”

Easy-reading and accessible, this is a series that should be in every music lover’s bookcase.

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Four Crooks instil anthem after anthem in latest EP ‘Black Magic’

One good thing out of lockdown is that musicians all across the globe have turned their creative juices into something positive. Four Crooks did exactly that too. Gathering their thoughts and talents together in a remote farmhouse to write and produce their new EP ‘Black Magic‘, the 3 track EP is a refreshing release that captures a youthful band destined for stardom.

Situated somewhere in between the attitude of The Black Keys and early Arctic Monkeys, the record takes centre stage and showcases a band that use their music as a sort of escapism.

Black Magic‘ is led by the first track of the same name, and describes feelings of addiction. A warning and a celebration of everything that can take hold of all your senses, the first single is an elevating tune that captures Four Crook’s youth.

Feel Alright‘ talks about walking out of a difficult relationship with your head held high, while EP-closer ‘Paranoia‘ is a hard-hitting number that describes how it feels to be trapped with anxiety and doubt.

Four Crooks are stating that rock and roll is far from over, it just has a refreshing new face.

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Millie’s not so Silent Screams, calls for Mental Health changes , NOW!

Silent Scream is a game changer , it is a classic and more importantly it has a message we should all embrace and if that’s not enough and you want something else a little lighter to enjoy, watch a really , really brilliant band performing in the great outdoors…do you remember those days…but seriously Millie’s on a mission and you need to join her.

Released ahead of the hugely anticipated album, Telling Truths, Breaking Ties, Silent Screams is the song Millie Manders & The Shutup have always seemed destined to release. A delirious mix of punk, ska, pop and dagger-sharp lyrics, it sees Millie Mandersand the Shutup as one of the UK’s most exciting acts. At a time when fear and the unknown seems rife in the world, Silent Screams is a message to those feeling at their lowest that there is always hope. 

Although it features many of the hooks, riffs and sheer power that fans have come to expect from Millie Manders & the Shutup, it is Silent Screams’ lyrical contact which really hits home hard. Dealing with suicidal thoughts and the feeling of being trapped, Silent Screams is typical of a band whose commitment to social justice is as ingrained in them as their love of music. With both Millie and George in the band constantly battling against mental health issues, there’s a truth and poignancy to the track which magnifies the song’s power immensely. Silent Screams feels destined to become an anthem for those feeling imprisoned by their own thoughts.

Limited Edition Silent Scream Merchandise is now available  – £5 from each sale will go to both Mind and Papyrus , charities dedicated to helping people of all ages with mental health difficulties.

And if this isn’t  enough apparently Millie can play a Ukulele as well! But seriously get out there and wave your flags check out the other links and get hold of Silent Screams out NOW!

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Millie Manders: Vox/Ukulele/Saxophone

Alessandro Vitiello: Drums

James Pendle: Guitars

Georgina Boreham: Bass

Dominic Walker: Sax/Trumpet/Synths

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Britten’s really got talent for dance production

Get your seat belts on before Jack gets hold of them as there is nothing Mr.Britten , the best thing to come out of Yeovil since …….errrrr…..well actually probably the best thing to come out of Yeovil full stop. Now where was I , ah yes, the seatbelts, what is going round in your head you ask, what are you rambling on about, well let me tell you more about Jack. But first check out the links and see if you can tell what is behind this innovative groover.

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So did you get it , did you get the feel anywhere for seatbelts as we kid you not seatbelts are amongst some of the things that make Jack tick. It is this unfiltered passion for the potentially ridiculous  which sees big Jack rarely without his Zoom H4nPro to hand, with field recordings often developing from random sounds through to intricate layers of rhythms and melodies, such is the case with his forthcoming single, rejecting traditional drum sounds to underpin the track and instead sampling the sound of , yes indeed , his car seatbelt!!!!!!!! So can you hear it, you know that clicking into place sound for exactly the right tone! Founding the underground music events company, Anderson Legit, when he was only 16, Jack no novice, he lives and breathes this world his dedication to learning his craft singles him out as an artist with both passion and integrity, preferring to let his music do the talking than join the rat-race of false personalities and identikit clones.

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Vino Rose’ NO but the result is intoxicating as Vina Rose approaches her Crossroads

She may sound like what you might consume on a lovely summers day with a few olives whilst those around you simply drink beer, but if you like soemthing a little more sophisticated then Vina Rose is just for you , a star already in Italy and now she is taking that big chance and aiming to set the UK music scene ablaze and with the EP.,‘Crossroads’, she is going to take you on a rather pleasant road trip as long as you promise not to drink and drive….  As one of Italy’s most recognisable stars on Italian television, singer; actress and performer, Vina Rose made the difficult decision to make the UK her new home but that decision looks to have given her the platform to wow new audiences with her brand-new EP. The aptly-titled, Crossroads, looks to build on the critical acclaim of her 2019 single, Breathe Again, and sees her vocal prowess given tracks that really allow her to shine, from the anthemic Heart of Gold to the dark and brooding dance-inflected title track which sees her reflecting on the momentous decision she made to relocate at the height of her career.

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She is already being tipped for success by other exciting music names so we are not alone, you don’t believe us? Well try these out for size.  “Breathe Again is an honest, deeply human, yet energising release, likely to make waves throughout 2019…the song makes for a bold and beautiful introduction to an artist with a clear love for and dedication to her craft” Stereo Stickman ; “An Unforgettable pop banger!” Celeb Mix ; “Beautifully atmospheric new pop” Music Week Presents. See we told you , she is going to be a big noise very soon so get out there and tell your friends.

VCage: Violence and Abuse Against Men

Multi-instrumentalist, VCage, has released his debut single, Slam Me, a track which highlights a subject which is still considered one of the great taboos in society – violence and abuse committed against men by women. 

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2019 statistics show 2.2 million men worldwide suffered an abusive relationship during the previous 12 months, a statistic largely overlooked by the media. Victim to psychological abuse and blackmail from his former partner, Slam Me bravely tackles these issues head on, giving a voice to the reported 1 in 4 men who are abused but never report the crime.

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Madrigals and Mead! Harp Harmonies with Jessica Victoria

There can be few other instruments less easy to transport around than a harp. Other than using the case like a sledge and getting down hills quickly, the idea of taking your harp on the tube to your next gig makes our arms ache just thinking about it. Clearly not for classical musician turned pastoral singer songwriter Jessica Victoria, whose harp permeates her forthcoming single, “Some Songs are for Crying”.

Her vocal range gives away her operatic training but her songwriting has an equally timeless quality, with an almost Middle Ages feel of both antiquity and manners. It’s not necessarily a song for crying to but whatever way the tune takes you, by all means, sob away!

Of course, we could recommend a finer drink than ye olde mead to go with Jessica Victoria – not ideal for your dental health but a perfect marriage of old and new!

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