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Wretch 32 – Antwi


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Earlier this year Richard Antwi, a beloved music industry executive and lawyer sadly passed away. He was a mentor to many in the scene, including Wretch 32, who has today released a track titled ‘Antwi’ in his honour.

It’s a downpour of emotion that sees him contemplate the fragility of life, and, according to Wretch, marks “the 1st chapter of the new beginning.” Elaborating further he said:

“[It’s] the last record I played to my mentor the great Richard Antwi. New album on the way, stay with me or lose your seat as we take off.”

 

 

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Lawson – Where My Love Goes


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Music video by Lawson performing Where My Love Goes. (C) 2016 Global Talent Records

Lawson’s Andy Brown actually PROPOSES to his girlfriend in the boys’ most emotional video yet.

Lawson have released an INCREDIBLY powerful video for their single ‘Where My Love Goes’ – all based around singer Andy Brown’s real-life marriage proposal to his girlfriend!

WATCH: Lawson’s Andy Brown Just Sang Selena Gomez’s ‘Hands To Myself’ And We Just Fell In Love!

The band introduce their video to explain that Andy’s girlfriend Joey has been invited down to the video shoot to take pictures, but little does she know that her man is about to pop the question.

‘Where My Love Goes’ is taken from Lawson’s second studio album ‘Perspective’.

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Spring King Rectifier


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Manchester garage-poppers Spring King have unveiled ‘Rectifier’, a brand new single and the band’s first since signing to Island Records.

Jumpy and fidgety as ever, it’s a track that sees the group up the ante on that early promise. Pairing shifty atmospherics with their frenetic pace, it’s a promising hint at their debut album, expected this year. Stream it below – it’ll be out as a limited 7” on March 25th.

That’ll be released on Island Records, the band’s new home. The news comes after a massive, breakthrough 2015 for Spring King, which saw them become the first band ever played on Apple’s Beats 1 radio station (by none other than professional excitement generator Zane Lowe) and subsequently zoom towards the head of the pack, capping it all off with their mammoth ‘Who Are You?’ single. Catch up with the DIY feature on how Spring King finally broke though.

Spring King play the following dates, including one of Wolf Alice’s London Forum dates and a load of shows amongst some fancy trees with Kaiser Chiefs:

 

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ESPA PRESENTS THE VISUALS FOR ‘SWAN SONG’ FEATURING GIGGS VIA SBTV


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Following on from their well-received collaboration, ‘Rodney’, a few months back, Espa teams up with Flatbush Zombies‘ Erick Arc Elliot once again for her new Giggs-assisted single, ‘Swan Song’.

“Swan Song has been the canvas on which I have tried to paint a soundscape that marries some of my weird and wonderful influences. I must be the luckiest girl in the world to get to work with seminal UK rapper, Giggs, at the same time as being produced by Erick Arc Elliott. Together we have fused UK rap with East Coast hiphop, and added a dash of impressionist classical music for good measure. We’re an unlikely trio but sometimes out of the most surprising collaborations something magical is created.” – Espa

 

 

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The Bohicas – The Making Of


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Essex-based Domino signees The Bohicas (an acronym for “bend over, here it comes again”) have been on our radar ever since they released ‘XXX/Swarm’ back in 2013. It was an impressive first couple of singles, and enough to realise that the leather jacketed outfit had huge potential to transcend the small gig circuit and crack the bigger stages.

Now with eleven tracks of arena-ready choruses set to explosive, hook-heavy guitars and frantic drumming executed to a level that the best punk and rock ‘n’ roll bands manage, they seem well on their way with ‘The Making Of’.

They also have a staunchly charismatic frontman in Dominic McGuinness. He comes from a talented family and, like his brother and fellow Domino-signee Eugene, manages to harness elements of The Beatles and The Kinks with a more direct rock sensibility. His extroverted nature comes through well in the lyrics which are often bold statements, mostly about chasing a girl. Admittedly it’s hardly a new approach of lyricism, but when something classic is done well it’s hard to discredit.

The production on the album helps it shine too, with a string of impressive names: Mark Rankin (Queens Of The Stone Age, Bombay Bicycle Club), Chris, ‘Merrick’ Hughes (Tears For Fears, Adam And The Ants) and Oli Bayston (Toy, Boxed In). Together they’ve produced an album which manages to sound slick while also capturing the raw energy of the band’s live sound.

‘The Making Of’ might’ve just set the bar for what a guitar band are expected to achieve with a first album in 2015.