Tag Archives: London

Rider Talks Relationships, Horses, And Her Future

Source: Rock On Philly

Rider is the next rising pop star. The American-born, London-residing songwriter came up as an studio singer recording for commercials and jingles before she released her debut single, “A Little Light”, earlier this year.

Rock On Philly sat down with Rider to discuss the story behind “A Little Light”, and speaking about Rider’s next steps as an artist. Read the full interview after the jump!

Rock On Philly: Have you ever been to Philly before?

Rider: I’ve never been to Philadelphia! But I was born in Bryn Mawr.

ROP: I’d like to hear you explain the story behind “A Little ...

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Fives: Mixes of the Week, February 6th

Source: All Things Go

Let the tables turn for a while, you’ve got moves to bust.

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Mary J. Blige’s New Album Release Approaches

Source: Rock On Philly

Mary J. Blige will be releasing a new album titled The London Sessions in late November this year after immersing herself in London culture for a month. Her last album released was the soundtrack to Think Like A Man Too released in July, which included the emotionally hard-hitting “Suitcase.”  You can expect her new album to be different from all the rest because she taps into her immersion in London culture as a heavy influence for the production.  She’s been working with hot new talent from across the pond, including Sam Smith and Emeli Sandé. Will ...

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Wolf Alice – Creature Songs

Source: All Things Go

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Wolf Alice‘s Creature Songs EP is finally here. We’ve already shared the release’s thundering first two tracks — “Moaning Lisa Smile” and “Storms” — which blew us away and then some. However, like previous Wolf Alice EPs and singles, there exists a huge loud/quiet dichotomy, illustrated most clearly by remaining tracks “Heavenly Creatures” and “We’re Not The Same.”

Whereas “Moaning Lisa Smile” and “Storms” channel Britpop’s crunchier early 90s side, “Heavenly Creatures” shows off the London quartet’s softer persona (reminiscent of early single “Wednesday”). It’s an absolutely gorgeous song with lead singer Ellie Rowsell almost whispering for ...

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Wolf Alice – Moaning Lisa Smile

Source: All Things Go

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Forming within a stone’s throw of where the Clash held their first rehearsals and the pub where Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty would get wasted on a nightly basis, Wolf Alice have become the heirs to the throne of Camden Town’s music scene. The North London quartet has been gaining traction in the UK due to early singles “Fluffy” and “Bros” while their latest EP, Blush, has cemented their place as one of Britain’s next big guitar bands. The band returned today with “Moaning Lisa Smile,” a ferocious new single that has some serious bite.

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Mapstone – Go Solo

Source: All Things Go

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Fresh off a move from the Welsh hills to London, Mapstone have released a second track into the world: “Go Solo.” Fans of their cozy indie-pop debut “Shelter” will feel right at home with the warm instrumentals and bedroom production of their latest work. Give it a listen below, and those of you in the UK should keep an ear out for news on the Mapstone live front over the coming months.

STREAM: Mapstone – “Go Solo”

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Introducing: Billionaire

Source: All Things Go

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Few people have a better understanding about the difficulties that arise between socioeconomic classes than the Brits. There’s a reason George Bernard Shaw also founded the London School of Economics.

John Sterry (a.k.a. BILLIONAIRE) is the latest London artist to offer his take on class struggle and what it means for individuals overstepping society’s lines. “Poverty Line” meshes a lo-fi sound with a dark message, a combination that makes for a double whammy when the chorus hits. Lines like “Nobody will every love you when you’re at the poverty line” may be blunt, but the song’s minimalist, brooding sound is the perfect ...

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LAYLA – Smokestacks

Source: All Things Go

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Ballads should start with a slow crescendo. This rule isn’t written in stone, but everybody accepts it as fact. Well, at least LAYLA does if “Smokestacks” is any indication. The London artist’s latest track has a hazy beginning, but forty seconds in her vocals cut through the fog like a knife. The track’s replay value becomes evident once LAYLA picks things up at the beginning of the chorus. From there she drives “Smokestacks” higher and higher until a crashing, string-backed breakdown. And let’s not forget the subtle touches LAYLA weaves in throughout the song (like that whistle at 0:49), which ...

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Ben Khan – Youth

Source: All Things Go

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With “Youth,” Ben Khan proves he has the Midas touch. Usually I wouldn’t make a big deal of it, but all four of the songs he has released on his Soundcloud are certified jams. It’s tough placing any of them under a genre, but one thing is for sure: he pays meticulous attention to detail. On “Youth,” Mr. Khan recalls artists like Jai Paul and Blood Orange, but he adds a seductive distorted bluesy guitar here that wraps things up nicely. This guy is not just a flash in the pan, so start paying attention now. Stream “Youth” below.

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