You Think I'm So Great I’m Not reveals a drummers idea of himself, when others idolise him. The style is in keeping with the novel, an edgy youthful sound with eclectic influences from rock and punk.
Marsha was struck by a comment in the afterword where Lionel mentioned "As for the song lyrics, I had a blast writing them, and if anyone is ever inspired to set them to music they’re welcome to give it a try”. Marsha saw this as an open invitation and immediately started composing music to the lyrics in the novel. Lionel’s work certainly connects with Marsha artistically and this collaboration is unusual, if not unique. The project has allowed Marsha to do something very different stylistically to her own work, but which still intrinsically connects to Marsha as a writer. Lionel shows herself, in this medium, as having a talent for song lyrics as well as prose and Marsha Swanson has been able to channel her usual lyrical duties into creating the melodic backdrop for these lyrics.
With her distinctive English folk-tinged voice and direct delivery, there is a deceptive simplicity to her songs. A fragility that disguises her assured musicianship. Drawing inspiration from classic songwriters but blended with Marsha’s identity, she delivers a unique brand of grown-up pop. Marsha’s compositions range from intimate ballads (Still Wrong/Don’t Blame it on Love), through pop (My Life My Own/Hoovering the Sky) to atmospheric “soundscapes” (Madame M/Touching the Void/Brave Face).
Seldom is an artist difficult to ‘pigeon-hole’- but Marsha Swanson dares you to try with every sweeping musical side step that her vocals and music brings. Her new single is no different and should see reviewers raising their eyebrows with this pandora’s box of music surprises.
“…delightful” Lionel Shriver
‘This is a straight from the heart tale of a relationship faltering and it’s delivered beautifully’ Beat Surrender
‘A writer of intelligent, thought-provoking songs that have the added bonus of being ridiculously catchy.’ Rock n Reel Magazine
‘Impressive production and a mountain of critical acclaim certainly help to create a sense of intrigue around Swanson’ High Voltage
“With songs of this quality, the classy Swanson surely has all it takes to seduce the music-listening public who are looking for intelligent, well-produced and thoughtful music” Green Man
For more information visit www.marshaswanson.co.uk
WATCH 'Breathe' HERE: http://youtu.be/TfRKQ7s37DI
Saving thousands of acres of the Amazon from its royalties, Breathe is fast becoming one of this generations most prolific singles and there is no artist most suited as the voice of this movement than young Yorkshire lad James King.
Dubbed the Eco-Ambassador, King has been travelling around the UK as part of the international award program Eco-Schools, founded to educate the youth about sustainable living. Since the launch of the tour in September the demand for James has only increased with over 100 institutions wanting him in their schools.
Moving to London in 2011, James was taken under the guidance and mentorship of Luc Floreani. The young artist has been going from strength to strength collaborating with likes of John Adeleye (MOBO Award winner,) international recording artist Louise Satara and acclaimed songwriters Tim Fraser and award-winning producers like John Landau.
Written by Luc Floreani, Breathe has already made its impact in Australia, with the song synced as the theme for popular Current Affairs show Today Tonight. King's moving adaptation of Breathe is a firm comment on our environment and the importance of sustainable living. The young singers emphasis on music as a source of knowledge and education is a theme he continues to focus on as he begins work on his new EP, due for release early next year.
James is set to support Alistair Griffin at is London show next month to wrap up what has been an epic year for the young singer.
The provocatively named 'Death to Indie' are a devastating 4-piece Punk based band from Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England.
With this band the accent is on originality, skilful live performance and the creation of high energy, fast paced, powerful Punk based music. Death to Indie are blazing a trail towards becoming one of the best new Punk bands in the UK.
Known as DTI to their fast growing legion of fans, they have 3 E.P’s, alongside music videos, live recordings and debut full length album #you’re it.
The band was formed in 2011 and in a short space of time has established a formidable reputation on the local live scene in their hometown not only from fans but amongst promoters and bands alike.
Although they have a definitive and hard-hitting sound of their own, their style has been influenced by several bands, including The Ramones, The Clash, Blink 182 and many other Punk based bands.
In 2014 Death To Indie have supported The Dead Kennedys, UK Subs and China Drum.
Twister entered the Surface Unsigned Festival in which they came 2nd out of 12,000 bands at the London final. They are a high energy, young and exciting four piece, pop/rock band from the North East of the UK, fronted by charismatic Stevie Stoker, who certainly knows how to work a crowd. Twister have a natural ability to connect with the audience and are renowned for giving an amazing show every time they perform.
With a set list of rock/pop anthems and a dedicated following, Twister are going for it and are ready for the ride of their life
New album This Isn’t Wonderland now available on Itunes & Amazon and they are playing at this year’s Lechlade Festival
Dc Logan AKA Officer, a working class council estate-hopper.
Born into the rough of
He is Officer. A bit cool, a bit loveable and really not one to be ignored.
‘Without hesitation this is the best new album we’ve heard in a long time, Officer is a prolific and effortless songwriter who creates rich musical landscapes.’
Right Chord Music, Ones To Watch In 2015
‘A driving, fast-paced indie soundscape single, dressed in fun synths and warm guitars, with searching and well-crafted poetic lyrics and catchy melodies’
Charlie Ashcroft, Amazing Radio
Kolo are a pop rock three-piece based in
In 2011, Jon Burnell, their Devon front man, arrived in
The band previously toured
Establishing a huge rock sound, influenced by the storytelling of great British bands such as The Smiths and Stereophonics, the band have spent the last year refining their techniques in their new south London home.
The band signed with LHM Records in summer 2014. 'Castro', the first track from their forthcoming album, 'Who Wants to Rule the World?' Comes out on January 19th 2015.
The band consists of Bob Dee (singer/guitarist), Alison Jones (bass) and Scott Campbell (drums).
Bob Dee with Petro with a sound reminiscent of Cheap Trick, their debut CD
"Bullets and Bandaids" was released on
Bob Dee guitarist and founder formerly of RCA recording artist Beg Borrow & Steel,was signed by Joe Galante. Bob also signed a publishing deal with Famous/Paramount Music, co-writing "A Simple Heart" with Desmond Child (BonJovi, Aerosmith) along with 2 music videos with Nigel Dick(Oasis)
Bob Dee scouted by
Bob Dee has graced the pages of Japans’#1Rock magazine “Burrn” Rockhard itlay, Rocknation,USA, Fireworks, UK, UberRock,UK, MelodicRock,UK, Relix,USA, Performing in Japan, Book Japan & Hardrockhaven, Czech Republic.
Bob DEE with Petro’s extensive touring schedule includes, a successful
Max Alexander session .