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Music Submission, Martin Paul Cuthew

Stand Tall - cover artwork
Artist or Band Name: 
Martin Paul Cuthew

Hi there,

My name is Martin Paul Cuthew, an independent solo artist based in South-East England, UK.

I recently released my debut single, Stand Tall, and would very much appreciate you listening to and considering it for airplay on BBS Radio.

Stand Tall is a life affirming pop-rock anthem for these challenging and uncertain times. Recorded, mixed and mastered during lockdown, I was motivated to release this song now as it resonates with the current global situation and provides a positive and hopeful message. Many people have been negatively impacted by the Covid19 pandemic and feedback from my listeners is that this is exactly the kind of upbeat song they want to be hearing right now.

'"With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world." The line from the poem Desiderata encapsulates the philosophy of singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist Martin Paul Cuthew. Cathartic and introspective meditations on love, hope and longing are set against a backdrop of bold colours and warm, rich tones ... a foundation of acoustic-rock vocal and guitar is enriched with lush synths and electronic rhythms to generate gutsy pop-rock songs.

Martin played keyboards from an early age before moving onto guitar in his teens. Early influences were Pink Floyd, Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins and Radiohead alongside electronic acts Orbital and The Prodigy. However, it was British rock band Oasis that first really inspired him to write songs and take music more seriously. Since then, he has been writing and recording music, further influenced by Coldplay, Muse, M83 and Biffy Clyro.

Martin has performed all over South-East England - including The Cage Bar in Reigate, Kingston's Ram Jam Club and Scratchers (Three Lions) in Farncombe - but it is appearances at the international Greenbelt Festival and at legendary London venues, the Half Moon Putney and Dublin Castle in Camden, that really stand out.'

For further info and content, please check out my EPK, Website, Facebook page and YouTube Channel.

I hope the track is to your liking and look forward to hearing from you soon.

Thanks and Regards

Martin

Music Submission, Kari Loya

Artist or Band Name: 
Kari Loya

A quirky, fun holiday song "There's Still Christmas" that captures our 2020 global zeitgeist...and, I hope, gets us smiling again as we approach the New Year. Best wishes for an AWESOME 2021!

Music Submission, Graywave

Graywave - Like Heaven
Artist or Band Name: 
Graywave

Hello,

Graywave is releasing her new single Like Heaven on 18th December, and I wondered whether you might consider giving it some airplay on your radio station? If there is a specific DJ or show that it would be best to get in touch with, i’d be super grateful for their contact details. I’ve included a short press release, bio and links to the track below.

Streaming link:

https://soundcloud.com/user-233541527/like-heaven/s-ufjwrUZ5JJa

Press Release:

The new single by Graywave, ‘Like Heaven’, is the first single off of her upcoming debut EP ‘Planetary Shift’. ‘Like Heaven’ is a dark evolution of previous Graywave material and is lyrically more intelligent and coherent. The use of heavier guitar tones and vocal harmonies as well as studio recorded drums pushes this track into a louder, grittier territory that has not been heard in previous Graywave releases.

“‘Like Heaven’ is ultimately about the struggle of light and dark within oneself. The lyrics aim to capture a sense of self destruction and a strange urge to self sabotage. The song is about that darker side of myself that pushes doubt and lack of self worth to the forefront.”

About Graywave:

Graywave is the solo musical venture of multi-disciplined artist Jess Webberley. The first single of the project, ‘Afternoon Escapism’ was released April 2019 and has since then achieved over 1000 streams on Spotify.

Taking influence from the likes of Men I Trust, Slowdive, Crumb, and Widowspeak, Graywave aims to create music to make you feel as though you are elsewhere. The combination of dreamy chords, shoegaze inspired guitar leads and powerful vocals creates a distinctive, recognisable sound.

One year in and Graywave has played a number of shows in the West Midlands alongside the likes of Slow Crush, Petal and VENUS, as well as making it down to Bristol. The addition of a full band for live performances really helps convey the impactful sound that can be heard on record. The most recent release [June 2020] ‘With Me’ has had a wealth of radio
play, including making it onto the Brum Radio A List and being played twice on Coventry & Warwickshire BBC Introducing. The track has also been subject to some great reviews from publications all over the globe.

Graywave has had a promising first year, and now Jess looks to step up the game with the release of a 5 track EP, the first single being ‘Like Heaven’. This single demonstrates a new level of songwriting and production for Graywave and is a sign of what is to come next.

Thanks,
Rich (manager)

Music Submission, ALIEN GIRL

Artist or Band Name: 
ALIEN GIRL

Evan and Evan are a guy and a girl with the same name in the indie-folk band Alien Girl. 

When Evan was 9 years old she lived in Kansas. One day she drew a picture of Mars in art class. She told her classmates she was an alien. They called her alien girl. This was her name from then on. 

When Evan was 9 years old he lived in Portland, Oregon. He was a strange child who dreamed of being a mad scientist. This was his dream from then on. 

When Evan got older his room was red, and he lived on a mattress on the floor. When Evan got older she wrote stories about flowers who fell in love. 

Their greatest influences include Shah Jahan, Carl Jung, and Conway Twitty. Auteurs and astronauts by nature, they make all of their music and films together in Northern California.

Music Submission, The Vast Oddity

Artist or Band Name: 
The Vast Oddity

Otherworldly elements being expressed through 2 guitars, a stomp and loop pedal, 2 vocals and a bunch of spacey, experimental sounds and filters, coming together as a trippy audible experience. The Vast Oddity combine these ethereal compositions and executions with messages that'll bend and uplift your reality.

Music Submission, shn shn

Artist or Band Name: 
shn shn

shn shn is the newest project from Black queer creator Shanika Maria as she dives into production, beat making and sound creation. In this space, she creates pulsing and meditative tracks with midi and live instruments, samples and her voice. The project focuses on exploration, experimentation, genre-mixing and self-directed practice.

shn shn releases her debut ambient pop EP “structura” - A collection of songs with cinematic overtones, lush vocals, and atmospheric noise taking you on a visceral journey. This diy album was produced, performed, arranged and partially mixed by herself​.

Music Submission, Tom Alford

Artist or Band Name: 
Tom Alford

Former member of the Point and Wednesday week

Music Submission, Jane Honor

Deer in the Road - Jane Honor
Artist or Band Name: 
Jane Honor

Jane Honor is a 19-year-old singer/songwriter born and raised in New York City. When she was 18, she moved to Los Angeles to pursue a music career and study music industry and songwriting at USC Thornton School of Music. She has been singing and writing music since she was 8 years old, and has performed at various venues including: The Berklee Performance Center at Berklee College of Music, Ashford and Simpson’s Sugarbar, Prohibition, and the world famous Apollo Theater. Honor writes all of her songs herself, and her music is produced by Jed Elliott of The Struts. Her music consists of genres such as Pop, R&B, and Folk music; gaining influence from artists like Fleetwood Mac and Regina Spektor.

Music Submission, Survibers

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Artist or Band Name: 
Survibers
SURVIBERS is a collective of like-minded creatives who live, love and work
within music, yet they have found it necessary to create a space where raw
and fertile ideas are allowed to flourish. 
The trio are ex Berklee students Francis and Katrina King-Smith and Aniff Akinola.
Aniff has been in the Manchester music scene since the late 80s (Voodoo Ray, Kirsty MacColl). Francis  went to the Royal Northern College of Music and Chethams. He met his wife Katrina at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and they have been writing music together for the past 8 years. She is originally from San Antonio, TX. 
 
The Survibers sonic canvas can be described as 'a socialist/left leaning blend of vocally hedonistic space invading trance-like musings welded to 'trip hop' beats interspersed with galactic jazz.

Music Submission, Survibers

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Artist or Band Name: 
Survibers
SURVIBERS is a collective of like-minded creatives who live, love and work within music, yet they have found it necessary to create a space where raw and fertile ideas are allowed to flourish. 
 
The trio are ex Berklee students Francis and Katrina King-Smith and Aniff Akinola.
Aniff has been in the Manchester music scene since the late 80s (Voodoo Ray, Kirsty MacColl). Francis  went to the Royal Northern College of Music and Chethams. He met his wife Katrina at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA
and they have been writing music together for the past 8 years. She is originally from San Antonio, TX. 
 
The Survibers sonic canvas can be described as 'a socialist/left leaning blend of vocally hedonistic space invading trance-like musings welded to 'trip hop' beats interspersed with galactic jazz.

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