#WildCardWednesday: YONAKA – ‘Bubblegum’


   

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YONAKA are a fantastic Brighton-based band who consist of Theresa Jarvis (Vocals), George Edwards (Guitar), Alex Crosby (Bass/Keys) and Robert Mason (Drums). The band refer to themselves as ‘Dark Alt Pop with heavy riffs’ and I couldn’t agree more; their latest track, ‘Bubblegum’ fuses electro-pop vibes with grungy guitars and it’s all topped off with Theresa‘s vocals (which I find have similarities to Charli XCX).

The video has just been released and it really depicts just what YONAKA are all about – it’s visually intriguing and oddly artistic; what more can you expect from a Brighton-grown band eh?!

You must check out this wonderful song and accompanying video – it’s well worth it!

What are your thoughts of this up-and-coming band? Have you got a #WildCardWednesday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or chat to us about it via social media, using the #WildCardWednesday hashtag.

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‘Bubblegum’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/bubblegum/1289319076?i=1289319088


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#WildCardWednesday: Ben Phipps – ‘Mrs Mr’ featuring Lizzy Land


   

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Ben Phipps is a twenty-six year old music producer hailing from Gothenburg, Sweden with a unique style of production that draws influence from both deep house and mainstream pop music.

His latest single, ‘Mrs Mr’, is a collaboration with LA-based singer/songwriter Lizzy Land, whose soaring vocals work effortlessly in line with Ben Phipps’ tempting melodies and layered electronic arrangements.

No music video has been released yet but there is something in the pipeline – in place of a traditional music video, Ben Phipps aspired to produce and direct a live-action lyric film taking place in his home, and across New York City. The piece was filmed by local filmmaker, Christian Lucas, and will be released September 4.

This is definitely an artist who knows what he wants and how to achieve it – he is one to watch out for!

What are your thoughts of this producer’s house track? Have you got your own #WildCardWednesday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

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‘Mrs Mr’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mrs-mr-feat-lizzy-land-single/id1263893256


#WildCardWednesday: Thirty Seconds To Mars – ‘Walk On Water’


   

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Thirty Seconds To Mars are back! Their latest single, ‘Walk On Water’, is the lead single taken from their forthcoming fifth album.

The track looks at the current state of America and serves as a cry for unity from the nation. Jared Leto himself said, “It’s a song about freedom, about persistence, about change and about fighting for what you believe in.”

It’s an interesting change to their sound but somehow still maintains that epic, stadium-filling edge to it. In parts, it is reminiscent of Adam & The Ants‘Prince Charming’ but with a modern twist – this single has got me hotly anticipating their new album.

No music video has been released, as yet, but the lyric video is stunning in its own right – all the footage used within it, was filmed on a single day (July 4th 2017) in the USA. Over 10,000 people submitted footage of a single day including 92 of our professional crews. A very small selection of that footage was used but the band will be using the rest, as part of a documentary film (directed by Jared Leto) that will be a companion piece to the band’s new album.

What are your thoughts of the band’s new direction with their latest single? Got your own #WildCardWednesday track to recommend us? Please leave your thoughts or song suggestions in a comment or via social media.

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‘Walk On Water’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/walk-on-water-single/id1272403862


#WildCardWednesday: KYAN – ‘Burn Mona Lisa’

 


 

   

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KYAN (Kyan Palmer) is the definition of #WildCardWednesday – he’s seemingly come out of nowhere with this incredible debut single! He originally recorded ‘Burn Mona Lisa’ as part of a thesis project but stated that he was surprised at how easily everything appeared to come together during the recording process, especially considering it was his first time recording.

“Overall, it probably took about an hour and a half to record, mix and everything,” Palmer explains. “I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect since it was my first time doing anything like that, but I really like how the song came together.”

Palmer’s relatable lyrics and silky voice make this track an impressive debut single and will undoubtedly ensure his followers continue to grow. Although it would seem that the track is in reference to a relationship ending, KYAN stated that they were intended to be somewhat ambiguous and that this was one of his favourite aspects of the song.

What are your thoughts of this impressive debut single? Heard anything similar that you could recommend us for #WildCardWednesday? Please leave us a comment or hit us up via our social media accounts.

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‘Burn Mona Lisa’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/burn-mona-lisa-single/id1202686488


NOTE: Some of the quotes are referenced from the following article – http://www.statepress.com/article/2016/03/barrett-student-kyan-palmer-single-debut-new-york-city

#WildCardWednesday: EVEE – ‘Lone Wolf’


   

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EVEE is a rather versatile, up-and-coming singer who’s career has already spanned the theatre and modelling but now pop artist is being added to her CV!

She describes her debut single, ‘Lone Wolf’, as her “personal theme song.” She stated that, “It’s the first song we (Cazz and JacksonCroft) wrote in the studio together and identify so strongly with. The song came about really through the imagery the production gave me. I just keep picturing myself running through the woods at twilight.”

Her imagery sounds perfect and would make a fantastic music video to accompany what Cazz describes as a song which is, “one part indie, one part pop, one part cinematic.” Unfortunately no video is online yet, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for it.

This is one artist you should keep in mind as I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from her in the future!

What are your thoughts of this epic song? Are you a fan of her style? Please share your thoughts or make a suggestion for your own #WildCardWednesday song selection, either in a comment or via our social media accounts.

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‘Lone Wolf’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/lone-wolf/id1204637465?i=1204638524


#WildCardWednesday: Lots Holloway – ‘World’s On Fire’


   

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Lots Holloway is an up-and-coming singer/songwriter and all-round multi-instrumentalist who takes influences from the likes of Kate Bush, David Bowie and Talking Heads.

These influences are evident in her politically-charged debut single, ‘World’s On Fire’. I’m not usually one to go for songs with a heavy political stance to them, but this song is too good to ignore; it’s pop but with a real edgy quality to it. Her lyrics offer a unique take on the issues and pitfalls faced by her generation but are tied in with a feeling of togetherness, determination and empowerment.

Make sure you don’t miss out on the music video too (see below) – it further showcases the underlying political tone, as she performs to a backdrop of new clips and relative footage.

This single could be the makings of a blossoming career – she’s going to be one to watch!

What are you thoughts on Lots Holloway’s debut single? Are you intrigued for more? Have you got anything similar to share with us, for #WildCardWednesday? Please leave us a comment with your thoughts or feelings.

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‘World’s On Fire’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/worlds-on-fire/id1196924980?i=1196925613


#WildCardWednesday: Naives – ‘Crystal Clear’


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Naives are an exotic-sounding pop group who blend massive tropical beats with huge synth sounds, topped off with funky bass and dynamic vocals, all of which is showcased perfectly in their latest single, ‘Crystal Clear’.

The song is an uplifting electro-pop affair with some very intricate production; the tempo gives the appearance of change throughout the song as it weaves amongst some really funk-filled grooves; it’s a very powerful track which has lead to airplay on BBC London and can be heard in high street stores such as H&M and Topman.

The vibrant single is accompanied by an equally flamboyant video, laden with visuals of exploding volcanoes and vast mountains among psychedelic textures that help to convey similar themes to the sound of the song. Watch the music video below.

What are your thoughts of this track? Have you heard anything else by Naives? Make sure you check out their self-titled album (due out 27th January 2017). Leave your thoughts or own #WildCardWednesday song choice in a comment below or via our social media using the hashtag.

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‘Crystal Clear’ can be downloaded off iTunes now – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/crystal-clear/id1181006985?i=1181007191