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The Polaris Debut EP set for release in December with new single “Nowhere To Run”

Artist: The Polaris

Genre: Indie Rock

Sound Like: Foo Fighters, Stereophonics, Bon Jovi

Label: Fully Independant

Location: UK

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The Polaris Band

The Polaris Band

The Polaris Band

The Polaris Band

Bio: A UK 4 piece from the midlands, birthplace of British Bands such as The 4 Specials and The Enemy. Currently recording its Debut EP and to be mastered by Grammy Award Winner Roger Lomas. A band that got tired with the usual British indie scene with everyone wanting to sound exactly the same.

The Polaris, forged as a way to discuss and write about their experiences good and Bad, initially formed around just one song written by the lead singer Stew on his very graphic and sorrowful childhood of domestic abuse. From this, the band’s repertoire expanded to writing more songs with passion about triumphant resurrections from pain in catchy chorus driven rock songs.

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Listen In: Fjord Explorer’s new single “Rain”

Artist: Fjord Explorer

Genre: Americana, Post-Folk

Label: Indie

Location: Jacksonville, FL

Members:
Connor Hickey – Vocals, Guitar
Austin Johnston- Bass
Jack Twachtman – Drums
Jack Ringca – Hot Sauce

Bio: Fjord Explorer is a doom-folk band formed in 2012 in Jacksonville, FL. The band consists of Connor Hickey on guitar/vocals. Jack Ringca on Lead Guitar, Austin Johnston on Bass, and Jack Twachtman on drums.

In August 2014, the group self-releases its full-length 9-track debut album entitled “I Know I’m Awake.” They are currently promoting their lead off single “Rain.”

Rain is a song about good things happening to an unworthy person and the confusing joy of true love in the wake of survivor’s guilt.

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Introducing Reggae Music Duo, JoeHero & Nina

Artist:JoeHero & Nina

Genre: Reggae

Sounds Like: Peter Tosh, Alaine, Morgan Heritage

Location: Berlin, Germany

Bio: JoeHero & Nina is an African-European duo formed in 2013. Prior to singing as a duo JoeHero and Nina were the two main lead singers for the Gambian Reggae Band ‘The Roots Bongo Band’. After releasing an album with the band and touring the Gambia through 2012 and 2013, JoeHero and Nina parted from the band in pursuit of a solo career as a duo. Together they play a unique blend of World Music by combining what they call ‘Roots Pop Reggae’ with Acoustic Singer-Songwriter elements and the occasional Dancehall beat.

JoeHero is a self-taught musician from The Gambia; he plays the guitar and is the male vocalist for the duo. Nina Beste is a singer-songwriter originally from Germany, she joined the band in 2009 and after completion of her University studies in London moved to The Gambia to play full time with them.

During their time in Gambia the duo hosted the radio program ‘Around The World With Nina’ on Paradise FM, and they appeared on several local TV Shows such as ‘Fatu Show’, ‘Banjul Night Live’, ‘Breakfast TV’ and ‘Star Line’ on the local TV channel GRTS. They also played several charity concerts for local and international Charity Organisations such as Pen & Paper.

In March 2014 the duo moved to Germany, and is currently living in Berlin. They have just released their reality documentary of their time in The Gambia, which can be viewed on their YouTube channel.

In April 2014 they sold their rebel track ‘Ganja Fi Legal’ to the British Label ‘West Basement Records’, which is releasing the original and a remix in May.

The duo has formed a new Reggae band in Berlin, with JoeHero on the guitar and main vocals, Nina as main vocals and African Maracas, Ante Burazer on the drums, Raina Gothig playing the bass and Marius Hübner on the keyboard. The band is at present recording new material and playing live gigs in the city.

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Devyn Rose new track: “Home For The Holidays”

Artist: Devyn Rose

Genre: Pop, Hip Hop, Alternative, R&B

Label: Pink Staircase Entertainment

Location: New York, NY

Bio: The combination of beauty, talent, and brains is rarely personified in an individual as young and poised as multi-genre musician Devyn Rose, but in this case there is simply no denying it.

Born in Mt. Vernon, NY, she began her love of music at a very young age singing in a church choir. By the time she was 16, she moved to Bridgeport, CT and began taking dance lessons at Broadway Dance Center, where she studied all forms of dance including hip-hop, house, jazz, and ballet.

While music had taken a complete hold over the young Devyn, it wouldn’t be until years later that she was discovered by multi-platinum producer Dame Grease during a BMI Open Mic. As her journey was destined to take its own unique path, Devyn’s first introduction to the entertainment world on a professional level was as a model, where she participated in several local and national fashion shows. Fully aware that singing was her biggest passion, in her spare time Devyn began originally writing songs and recording under the name of Tanya aka T6. With the connections she made in the fashion world, she began performing at fashion shows, which eventually lead to her performing at different venues and competitions. In 2006, in attempt to share one of her performances with friends and family, she posted her first video on YouTube to an overwhelmingly positive response. Thus, she continued to upload videos of herself singing covers of various songs, which progressively increased her support and fanbase.

In 2008, under the name Tanya T6, she released a mixtape for fans, entitled “Move Over Paris Hilton, There’s a New It Girl in Town”, hosted by New York’s POWER 105.1’s DJ Suss One”. From the mixtape, she released “Work My Body” which premiered on the DJ Wrexx show on WZMX Hartford’s Hot 93.7 and quickly flooded the digital world, which led to calls and request from across the nation and the globe. Stemming from the momentum that she had created with her first single, she began remixing popular songs and sending them out via a weekly email blast to all the major DJ’s across the world. Before long, DJ’s began contacting her on a daily basis requesting her latest and greatest remixes which eventually helped brand her as the “The Remix Queen”. To follow, she released her official follow-up single called “Swag Boy” which hit radio airwaves nationally and internationally, adding to her having over 30 songs tracked and accumulating radio spins.

In 2009, while searching YouTube videos, Ron Hunter, a former Lifestyle and Marketing Rep for KOCH Records, clicked on one of her videos. Impressed with what he saw, Hunter contacted her. Months after the two met, the single “Get it Off” was released and quickly followed up with the remix featuring Young Money’s “Jae Millz”.

Over the last few years, she has been working diligently to perfect a sound that she is thrilled to call “her own”. Having been fortunate enough to work behind the scenes with Hip-Hop artists such as 3 6 Mafia, N.O.R.E., KURUPT, Mims, Jae Millz, French Montana, Chinx Drugz, Max B, Mike Shore, and Royce Da 59, she has been able to develop an eccentric new generation mix of pop, r&b, alternative, and hip hop genres. Her new style signifies edgy, sexy with an attitude, beat driven and loud, which has evolved into the Devyn Rose sound. It’s a sound that she not only feels passionate about, but also feels that her fans will be able to most connect with.

In 2013, media giant Hulkshare.com became an official sponsor of her movement, as well as other companies like Tweewoo.com, Endorfina Jeans, and Frostwire, to name a few.

While considered by some to be a seasoned veteran in the entertainment industry, Devyn remains both humble and hungry, to share her many talents with the world. When it comes to her music, her career, and her effortless talent, she continues to prove to the world with every endeavor, that she’s destined to be a musical force to be reckoned with. (PRESS RELEASE)

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Meet Rock Duo, Sprightly Moans

Artist: Sprightly Moans

Genre: Rock / Avant Garde

Sounds Like: Lightning Bolt, Jimi Hendrix, The White Stripes, The Bad Plus

Location: Austin, TX

Bio: Sprightly Moans’ music is a loud and direct rock and roll that rests uncomfortably above a volcanic litima, not unlike the undercurrent one detects throughout Charles Mingus’ excellent catalog. Although Sprightly Moans presents itself through a veneer of typographic stillness and birth-of-the-cool fashion, it nurtures a spark of nihilism that we all yearn for in a rock and roll band; It’s music that’s ready to throw down, give it all up, and burn everything in sight.

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Soul siren Teni unveils sultry new video for ‘Your Love Is The Key.’


Artist: Teni

Genre: Soul/Jazz/Funk

Sounds Like: Sade Adu, Nina Simone

Label: House of Makeda

Comparisons to the great Sade Adu aside, soul singer and producer TENI is an African star in her own right, with the likes of Afrobeat co-creator Tony Allen, the BBC and original Rock bible NME counted as huge fans of hers. Her latest single “Your Love Is The Key” is a stunning and sensual number which sees the eclectic musician match her sultry captivating vocals to a slow-burning Afrobeat-infused groove-filled dance milieu, to stunning effects.

Shot in Labadi Beach in Accra, Ghana, the visuals for “Your Love Is The Key” is a simple, natural and ethereal experience which not only accentuates the sultry uniqueness of the single but also pays homage to early 80’s photo-cinema and music. In full diva mode, Teni is glorious as she channels her sensuality and shows off her beautiful silhouette – rendering her viewer in awe and fully spellbound. Afrodisiac the debut album by Teni is out now on iTunes, Amazon Mp3 and Spotify.

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Jeremy Fernandez releases third single “Don’t Let Go”

Artist: Jeremy Fernandez

Genre: Pop

Sounds like: Austin Mahone, Justin Bieber, One Direction

Location: New York, USA

New York, NY, August 14, 2013– After years as a young, accomplished actor, 15 year old Jeremy Fernandez put out his first two singles in 2012-13 to great acclaim and thousands of radio plays. On August 20, he will release his third single, “Don’t Let Go,” featuring Cymphonique. Currently working a new indie film, “Little Miss Perfect,” this multi-talented pop sensation is poised to top the charts and create even more “J-Dezers,” his adoring fans.

“I loved recording this song. Having Cymphonique in the studio was awesome. The song has a great dance rhythm and just a bit of dub step to drive the beat. I think my fans will love it and that I will find lots of new fans and friends.” – Jeremy Fernandez

Jeremy’s first two singles, “Miss America” and “Point ‘Em Out,” were incredibly successful. That has created a huge anticipation for this third single.

As an actor, Jeremy appeared on many TV shows and indie films from “Law & Order,” “The Electric Company,” and “Team Toon.” His acting career has included working with some of television and film’s greatest actors and creators.

Jeremy Fernandez was born on December 18, 1997 in the Bronx, New York. He began his acting career in 2009 and is presently filming an independent movie, “Little Miss Perfect.” His first two singles were released in late 2012 and early 2013. His next single “Don’t’ Let Go” will be released on August 20. His first album is expected later this year.

“I have very big dreams and I’m looking forward to every success I earn along the way. I really want to be known for my music and the feeling I give people, which is to relax, let go and just have fun.” – Jeremy Fernandez

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Electric Violinist: Linzi Stoppard


Artist: Linzi Stoppard

Genre: Pop/Rock/Electro

Sounds Like: Vanessa Mae/Bond/Apocalyptica

Location: London, UK

Label: Edel/Universal

Bio: Linzi Stoppard’s Swarovski crystal-encrusted electric violin isn’t the only thing that shimmers and sparkles.

A fast-rising, bright-shining star with an edgy style that’s all her own, Linzi Stoppard is pushing the envelope with her one-of-a-kind sound.

Linzi is also one half of the dynamic violin band FUSE, and they’re wowing music lovers with an innovative and one-of-a-kind sound that’s unlike any other.

The FUSE violin duo released their debut album, FUSE, with Edel Records in March 2010 and their faithful following has been growing by leaps and bounds ever since.

As part of the FUSE violin duo, Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee are carving out a unique musical niche and an equally unique fan base with their incredible sound. “Many string instruments have electric varieties, but these musicians typically use a traditional acoustic instrument so you end up with a traditional sound, albeit a bit louder. Our approach is very different. We utilize sonic processors and a unique type of electric violin. The result is our very own FUSE style,” Linzi explained.

To achieve their trademark sound, the electric violinists of FUSE called upon a suite of high-tech equipment, including their trademark Bridge electric violins, valve amps and sonic processors to create their trailblazing album. The result is a new style of rock that’s unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

The FUSE violin duo has received tremendous critical acclaim from critics with some of the world’s leading publications, including the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, OK Magazine, and Hello Magazine, among others.

But Linzi Stoppard and Ben Lee don’t just have the talent and the innovative sound; they’ve also got the look. A blend of glam and rock, the dynamic FUSE violin duo quite literally dazzle with their memorable personal style and their shimmering Swarovski Crystal-encrusted violins.

In fact, the two members of FUSE were recently named as the newest faces on C Music TV, an international music video channel – and yet another confirmation of their “arrival” on the mainstream music scene. Further proof? Their standing ovations following recent performances at the iconic Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix.

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Noteworthy Artist: Katie Cole

Artist: Katie Cole

Genre: Pop / Acoustic Rock

Sounds like: KT Tunstall, Kelly Clarkson, The Band Perry, Sheryl Crow, Fleetwood Mac

Bio: Katie Cole is a singer-songwriter from Australia and BBC radio 2 artist now living in Los Angeles. After the successful release of her debut EP “Lost Inside a Moment” recorded by Producer Howard Willing (Smashing Pumpkins, Ok Go) Katie Cole has just released “MELODIEM” a free EP for her fans. She is currently recording a brand new full length record for release in 2012

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New Music Spotlight: Cathy Heller – “Imagine Nation” EP

Cathy Heller, paves a new way in the singer/songwriter genre with a genuine, girl-next-door, quirky flavor all her own. Her newest EP, “Imagine Nation,” was produced by the very talented, Bill Lefler, (also known for his work with Ingrid Michaelson, Tyrone Wells, Laura Jansen and Cary Brothers). All the songs were co-written with her dear friend, Kyler England. Cathy writes beautiful melodies with lyrics that are straight from the heart.

Influenced by Carole King, Cathy, always dreamed of one day writing music for TV and Film soundtracks and ads. She’s been blessed to see that dream realized. With songs written for NBC, Kodak, Disney, ABC, American Airlines, etc. In the last few months she’s had songs featured on One Tree Hill, Switched at Birth, Body of Proof and will soon be the poster girl for the new Hanes brand, Barely There. Cathy’s new EP came out April 20, in memory of her grandfather, who was also an entertainer and passed away on that day two months before she was born. “He loved to have fun and writing music is the most fun thing I know to do, so I do this in part for him”, says Cathy.

NEW MUSIC JUST IN: “We’re Good Together” | “Let Your Colors Shine” Streaming on Viinyl

Tracklist:
1. Breaking Free
2. Imagine Nation
3. Fly Away Home
4. Mr. Sun
5. Love and Be Loved
6. Joyride

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