J.R. Holmes ‘The Truth’

With a sound reminiscent of Lelo Thomas mixed with the newstyle freshness of The Weeknd, JR is ready to represent for the new school of R&B vocalists. Jamaal Holmes also know as the artist J.R. was born March 14th 1983. Born into a musical family, JR is a talented pianist since the age of 7, saxophonist from the age of 10 and flutist from the age of 16. Music has always been an important part of his life. He studied Jazz theory at North Carolina Central University. Growing up in a religious family, his exposure to the Church choir developed his love for singing. He was a member of the Chamber Choir in High School and on the collegiate level as well as singing lead in a cover band. These experiences helped to season J.R. and contributed to his emergence as not just a talented singer but also a talented writer and producer.

The second single released off the ‘Hold On’ EP is ‘The Truth’ which you can listen to above. You can also grab it from iTunes now.

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Of Empires ‘I Want You To Get Mad’

Although I can definitely hear some Stones in them, Of Empires is a fresh band with a distinctive blues-rock sound. And that’s the way I like it, uhuh uhuh!

I can see why they are MTV’s Brand New Unsigned Winners 2015, with their sensational guitar riffs and kick-ass vocals. To me, ‘I Want You To Get Mad‘ ain’t their second single, it’s the single that’s gonna kick off the success they gonna have in 2015…

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Twitter: @OfEmpiresMusic
Facebook: facebook.com/OfEmpires
Website: ofempires.co.uk
iTunes: Of Empires’ EP ‘Stranger Sensations’
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The latest ‘Pick Of The Week’ is Korveil with ‘Feeling Alive’

The latest ‘Pick of the Week’ is Chicago artist Korveil with his EDM track ‘Feeling Alive’. This was the most popular feature in our magazine the week it was up so now, he’s our new ‘Pick of the Week’!

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‘Transformer’ – the new single from Mollie Marriott

With an album due in Spring, Mollie Marriott is a new singer-songwriter in the pop mould who is hoping to turn heads with new single ‘Transformer’. The track, co-written by Judy Tzuke, is out now and layers up some top class vocals, some lovely fuzzed guitar and a ballad structure to create something truly special.

It bodes well for the album that Mollie Marriott is an artist who seems to have arrived fully formed and ready to take her shot at the industry. The daughter of Steve Marriott (who found fame a few decades ago as the leading man of the Small Faces band), Mollie already has the pedigree in her genes, as well as the stage experience. For many years she has worked as a background singer to some of the best artists in the world, but now it’s her turn.

It also helps that the video is so striking – a strong conceit for a simple drama starring Danny Dyer and Scott Innes to carry the story. It’s tense, emotional stuff that fits the song perfectly.

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Van Wild ‘Cherry Tree’

I’ve been sitting on this for some time now, playing it on repeat on my private hit-list. And a hit it is! And you don’t have to take my word for it, just watch the several charts this sister has been on with ‘Cherry Tree‘…

You just can’t help yourself than to sing-a-long with the contagious chorus of this happy little love song. Or as sister Van Wild puts it:

‘Love, schweet love. It’s the only thing that there’s just too little of…‘

And know what? Sister is right, so lemme put it like this, I love her (music)! Now it’s your turn…

Check in with Van Wild on:
Twitter: @YasmineVanWilt
Facebook: facebook.com/YasmineVanWilt
Facebook: facebook.com/VanWildMusic
Website: musicbyvanwild.com
iTunes: Van Wild’s single ‘Cherry Tree’
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Michael Armstrong double-A side single – ‘The Radio Years’, ‘Back To Work’

Set to release on March 2nd, the debut single from songwriter Michael Armstrong is something of a throwback to a bygone era of songwriting. A double-A side of two tracks which spin tales of relateable feelings and situations, it proves that the modern pop trend of style over substance has not taken over the business completely.

Influenced by the likes of Steely Dan and the Eagles, this is pop music which reminds you of yesteryear. It doesn’t sit comfortably alongside the current crop of pop artists, and nor should it – it’s the work of a man who has life experience to bring to the table, and its reflected in his lyrics.

‘The Radio Years’ is the first half of the release, telling the story of how Michael Armstrong grew up loving the songs on the radio. The second, ‘Back to Work’, tells the story of how he (in his previous career) would have to face the daily journey to work in a job that became monotonous. Both songs prove that this writer is a storyteller who is not conforming to modern expectation and is writing songs he wants to here.

This kind of independent approach is to be commended, and we hope it is as successful as possible.

Listen to the single ‘The Radio Years’ here >>

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