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Music Submission, Arliston

Artist or Band Name: 
Arliston

ARLISTON

South The Anatomy of a Car-Crash

NEW SINGLE: ‘SOUTH’

RELEASE DATE – 13/03/2020

LISTEN HERE // WATCH HERE

Arliston return with their first single of 2020 which was written while on tour in Canada. The song had the working title of ‘Stranger Things’ until the last days of mixing, as the hazy, crepuscular riff that the song is built around possesses an inescapable 80’s nostalgia. The clean minimal choruses are balanced beautifully between the chaotic downbeat of the verse, creating something unusual but brilliantly compelling.

“The band's playfully experimental take on digital pop is reaping dividends, with the three-piece charging into unknown climes.”– Clash 

Over the years, Arliston have had continued support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, Clash, KALTBLUT, Amazing Radio, The 405 and Resonance FM who have championed the distinctive dark-wave sound with comparisons made with The National and Bon Iver. Alongside top engineer, Darren Jones and long-time collaborator Danny Monk, ‘South’ keeps to Arliston’s melancholy style with its clean reverb guitar line, effortless vocals and crisp drumbeat.

This meaning of the newest single ‘South’ centres around the question - At what point is there too much layered scar tissue to keep moving forwards in a relationship? Lots of little individually insignificant actions, adding up to total catastrophe.

“It’s a melancholy boiling pot, one reminiscent of Editors meets The National with a dash of something more contemporary thrown in for good measure.” – One Stop Record Shop

The video shows a couple taking turns alternately damaging, then repairing a hapless vehicle. The damage: reckless and permanent, and the repair: inadequate and makeshift. Continuing, until the car is a visible wreck. Driving forward seems like a constructive step, but the vehicle, the relationship, the thing they’re both sitting in has sustained too much damage, so crashes spectacularly and terminally. Any one of these things in isolation could have been absorbed or tolerated, but when they occur with the memory of previous transgressions raging away in the background it becomes too much. Everything goes ‘South’.

Each time Arliston release a song, it seems on foot gets planted deeper in the ambient, dark-indie sensibility they have become known for, while the other finds ever new ground to mix their growing palate with. This time referencing the mainstream-pop world with a nod to the powerfully minimal bass drops in Billie Ellish’s ‘When the Party’s Over’. Look out for new material and shows coming soon in 2020.

Music Submission, EEZABELLE

Artist or Band Name: 
EEZABELLE

With her  music revolving around thought-provoking analysis of her own emotional responses to life experience,  EEZABELLE's debut single "Home To You" is an upbeat indie/pop anthem of careful self-reflection. Drawing lyrical inspiration from the likes of Julia Michaels, Ariana Grande, Lennon Stella and Hayley Kiyoko, EEZABELLE (the phonetic spelling of her commonly mispronounced given name, Isabelle) addresses her tendency to romanticize relationships even before they begin. “Home to You” provides a comforting and therapeutic narrative to anyone who finds themselves struggling with a similar internal monologue, while simultaneously giving them a reason to dance. This is her very first release, and is the debut single off of her upcoming EP.

Music Submission, Maryjessie

Artist or Band Name: 
Maryjessie

Welcome to September! Welcome to the Fall!

My name is Maryjessie, a neo-soul low-fi artist based in L.A. I’m here to introduce you to my debut EP, “Welcome to September." This EP is centered around a feeling of beginnings as well as of nostalgia. A combination of my reflections on the past, my love for the present and my hopes for the future. 

Why September? Well, school starts in September. My birthday is in September. “September” by Earth Wind and Fire is my jam. Autumn is my favorite season… the list goes on… you get the point. In short, September is the month for me.

And this past September, I turned 21, entering my junior year of college. As I embraced this process of becoming an adult, I wanted to make music that was reflective of this journey. Through the course of a day in September, this EP touches on themes of self-actualization, childhood wonder, existential melancholy, love and acceptance. 

You see, I’m just an ant out here trying to learn something. Trying to learn about STEM as I pursue my engineering degree at Harvey Mudd College; to learn from my friends and family; to learn from my extracurriculars--whether that be running or teaching STEM; and to learn from hardships and opportunities. I take all that I have learned to shape my worldview. A worldview I explore through my creative writing and music. 

Having lived in the Bay Area, the Northeast, the DMV, and L.A. (as well as having Haitian-American and Cape-Verdean-American parents), I draw upon diverse and eclectic musical inspirations that influence my sound. A sound I use to articulate my worldview. 

Music Submission, Andrew Hetherington

Andrew Hetherington
Artist or Band Name: 
Andrew Hetherington

In the age of commodification few artists are driven by a pure love of creating. Andrew Hetherington is one of a rare breed : ‘I make music that moves my soul’ he says.

Andrew Hetherington is an Australian indie musician, songwriter and producer. One of life’s polymaths, Hetherington straddles these roles with confidence bringing a fierce originality yet still classic sound, forged by the music he grew up with. 80s retro-wave, laced with smooth synths, mellow guitars and achingly beautiful vocals meet the harmony and rhythms of classic pop. It’s addictive, something both new and familiar at the same time.

Hetherington’s love of creating comes from a place of honesty; a long and very real journey toward sharing his work with the world. After years of playing bass in various projects, in 2017 he began to construct his own ideas. A youth spent at the record player started to pay dividends when beautifully crafted slices of pop started to emerge. The right kind of attention duly followed - music bloggers, playlist curators and radio stations took note, passed comment and spread the word. Described as ‘strong, innovative, beautiful’ by TunedLoud, the single ‘Life is Strange’ is soaked in 80s cool and ambient detachment.

Further original songs followed and together with ‘Spirits Fly’ and ‘The Greatest Joy’, the collection of tunes began winning awards in various songwriting contests. In such a saturated world, the work already stands out.

As a genuinely independent force, Hetherington released a six track EP of instrumentals, ‘Introspection’, as well as another six track EP of that addictive retro-wave pop, ‘In Space’. The drive and energy are clear; this is an artist in love with his craft, committed to sharing his work with the world. The title ‘In Space’ is apt: in such a crowded market place this indie artist has found a space of his own and crafted something that is connecting with listeners all over the world. With new songs due to drop in 2020, music fans should seek out Andrew Hetherington and connect with an artist who’s in it for all the right reasons. When you hear it, you’ll know.

Music Submission, Electro Magnetic Workshop

Artist or Band Name: 
Electro Magnetic Workshop

Hello, I am Maddie from the Electro Magnetic Workshop we would be very grateful if you could please kindly consider our progressive electronic project. We take our influences from Jean-Michel Jarre with early King Crimson elements. We will be releasing our first actual album 'PLUTO' accessible to download on bandcamp 20th February. A concept or themed album based on my memories and yearning for my seaside hometown Ventnor Isle of Wight England where we originally formed the EMW, the 1st track 'Opus' is only accessible track until the album release date, which I will provide a link. There is a few more tracks on our reverbnation page which I shall also include a link. 

Hope to hear back from you soon.

Many thanks

Maddie Jane Rann of the Electro Magnetic Workshop

Music Submission, Trevor Bystrom

Artist or Band Name: 
Trevor Bystrom

Trevor Bystrom is known for his multi-cultural sound, which blends elements from many genres, including world, rock, reggae, latin, and blues. He and his band create world melodies and afro-rhythms using many unique instruments from a wide range of cultures, including flute, violin, didgeridoo, ngoni, Weissenborn slide guitar, and world percussion. 

The group fuses sounds and rhythms from around the globe to create memorable songs with captivating instrumentation and inspirational lyrics. The band's original music largely centers around current and persisting social and environmental issues. It acts as a call for listeners to break their acceptance of the status quo and become individual ripples for positive change in the world. Their message appeals to a sense of communal responsibility, protection of the earth and all living beings, and a movement towards sustainable living!

Sound a-likes: String Cheese Incident,Manu Chao,Rusted Root, Paul Simon (Graceland), Ben Harper, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson

Music Submission, Pink Lemon Music

Pink Lemon Music CLONES album cover
Artist or Band Name: 
Pink Lemon Music
Pink Lemon Music is a YouTube collaboration established in 2009 between UK-based singer Justin L. Fraser and German-based songwriter/multi-instrumentalist Ezy and his childhood friend and bassist/guitarist Joffrey.
Within a year 12 collaborative songs had been released on their former channel pinklemonmusic, building a solid fanbase with over 4.5k subscribers and 4 - 5 figure views per video. Plans were made to release a debut album but the project was forced into an indefinite hiatus when all three collaborators had to prioritize other aspects in their life. It wasn’t until 2017 when Ezy and Joffrey decided to give PLM another shot and sent new instrumentals Ezy had been working on to the UK, hoping to re-ignite the flame of Justin’s passion for music and to provide a framework for him to expose himself and his abilities and a singer and lyricist. His response was overwhelming and he immediately set himself to writing and recording. This worked as a catalyst for Ezy to enter new creative realms and further evolve the style of PLM to a more synth-oriented sound. The 2019 release of the debut album CLONES not only marks the 10th anniversary of PLM but also represents the first batch of songs that were written after the hiatus. Just like in back in 2009 they were being recorded in 2 bedrooms in 2 European countries. Out came 10 songs in the realms of Spacewave/Synthwave, a mix of nostalgia and modernity with strong references to the collaborator’s musical heroes from the 80’s.

Music Submission, Rabbit Hole

Artist or Band Name: 
Rabbit Hole

Hey there,

I'm writing you to ask for your consideration to include music from Rabbit Hole's newest album, Blue Attitude on your radio program.

The title track, "Blue Attitude", is performing best on streaming services, and is therefore our choice for a radio single. "When In Rome" and "Living Proof" would be our next choices.

We appreciate your consideration.

Felix Roberts
Rabbit Hole
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Music Submission, Katrina Kadoski

Artist or Band Name: 
Katrina Kadoski

Katrina's vocal style is so heartfelt that it literally tugs at something deep inside one’s being. That, in combination with the propensity to impart warmth and understanding in reflecting the human condition through lyrical content... A must listen!

Carley Lusk

Carley Lusk
New Comer Carley Lusk Releases EP with song titled Fly in My Way, a colorful R&B pop ballad
Artist or Band Name: 
Carley Lusk
Playing on BBS Radio between talk shows
CD Information
Carley Lusk, CD titled, Carley Lusk
CD Name: 
Carley Lusk
Song Names: 
Stay In My Way

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