In January of this year Aiden frontman William announced that he had begun the process of writing a new Aiden record. William commented:
"Aiden has been on hiatus for a while now but it’s time for me to answer your requests. Aiden was my life for a long time. We spent years on the road playing shows and releasing records, making friends and creating lasting memories. I have a lot of love for this little punk band that gave me so many incredible experiences.
Ashkii who is based in London, England.
After battling illness, Ashkii used the motivation of recording more music to help him recover. The outcome is his new single Like A Soprano which has been described as encompassing the core of classic 90's R&B.
Further information on Ashkii can be found on his website www.ashkiimusic.tumblr.com or you can follow him on Twitter at www.twitter.com/therealashkii
St Christopher Medal - Biography
When the Scotpop 4-piece Life With Nixon signed off for good in August of 1998 at Sleazy's in Glasgow, it seemed like the end of something special. Time had run out on Britpop - too many bands, not enough ideas. Getting less young and less stupid, time had also run out on the Nixon's own brand of 'sloppy energy'. They did a lot in 5 years, squeezed a lot of goodwill out of two ep's and a million shows, but even the best bands split up eventually - it happens.
But things don't always stay where they're put. A full 17 years later, Ali and Kenny Mathieson, Billy Nisbet and David Mack, all four Nixons from that night at Sleazy's, are about to release “Glori” the third trailer single to be taken from “Sunny Day Machine”, the wonderful forthcoming debut album by St Christopher Medal which, after many delays, is finally due out on Stereogram Recordings on October 30th 2015.
Along with newbie Andy Jeffries on piano (Ali's roommate from university in the late '80's!), St Christopher Medal make music that is full to the brim with 17 years of life, love, kids, jobs and the whole history of rock n roll. Ali, who writes the songs and sings them, teaches in a high school in rural Perthshire - Kenny, his brother and ace guitarist, spins vinyl at The Dead Rabbit in Upper Manhattan where he lives Billy, David and Andy play bass, drums and piano in Perth, Teeside and Dorset respectively. Makes practicing difficult. Gigs are rare and valuable things.
You've got to really want to be in a band like St Christopher Medal!
But “Sunny Day Machine” is a record that none of them could have made in their 20's. It's energy comes from long friendship. From deep love of music, from C86 to the classic country rock of The Stones and the Flying Burrito Brothers. None of it dimmed for even a moment. Teenage Fanclub. The Hold Steady. Dylan. The songs are denser, more complete. They're about life - growing up, surviving over time, dreams, children - and they're sad and funny. The record was made in six days of being together (years of gigging paying off in deeply unexpected ways) followed by two years of head-scratching. It is the sound of a band who can't stop being a band, even when being in a band makes no practical sense.
Sometimes the best things in life make no sense at all. “Sunny Day Machine” is a statement of intent. After 23 years of playing together, St Christopher Medal are finally getting started!
Video for “Vatersay Love Song”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0vg4MhDNzg
Video for “From A Zafira Comfort”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCHJiGe2bzo
George is an independent DIY artist and we are giving you the track first before it's impact release date of 23rd October 2015.
Souls is the debut EP from Norwegian musician Aleks Grey, a stunning collection of uplifting indie pop anthems.
Alongside his career on the stage, Aleks founded his band The Last Province with a group of friends. They played several festivals including Malakoff in 2011 and had their first single 'Lullaby' playlisted on Norway's national radio station NRK P1.
2013 saw Aleks start his solo project, immediately securing airplay at NRK P1, Amazing Radio and BBC Introducing. In July 2013 Aleks played Malakoff Rock Festival and won a grant for best young act.
A move to Liverpool in 2013 allowed Aleks to connect with his current backing band. His singles have gained worldwide airplay and huge critical acclaim, establishing him as a very exciting emerging artist.
Aleksander Raftevold (Aleks Grey) - vocal/piano/synth/guitar
Reece Cairns - Drums/pad
Eline Brun - bv/piano/synth
Andreas Oxholm - bv/bass
Andreas Skuggen - guitar
Rebecca James is a Pop, urban, singer-songwriter who blends vocal harmonies with a modern urban sound. Throw in a twist of classical training and a taste of youthful exuberance and you have an exciting and dynamic pop star.
Backed by the likes of BBC 1Xtra on previous releases, and the original version of On My Way being chosen as BBC Introducing track of the week, Rebecca is back with On My Way, the Gifted remix, which features the very talented V Simmons.
This remix puts Rebecca in a totally new space which only goes to show off her versatility. Her stunning vocals blend well with the trap style synths and compliments this more gritty remix with charm and bold expression.
After lining up on stage next to some of the UK’s biggest artists at The Wembley Arena and completing her own national schools tour, this has already been an impressive year for the Welsh born singer, and with her mixtape due out November 2015 as well as other exciting things planned for 2016, it would be best to keep an eye on Rebecca James for the coming year.
‘On My Way (Gifted Remix) will be available from November 23rd