Saturday, 5 March 2016

The one when JC met Louis J Walker and Savanna Leanne 5/3/16

Big up tonight's guests Louis J Walker and Savanna Leanne new music new artists ..,..that's what we are about 

Savanna Leanne

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Playlist -
Scout Killers -Rip me apart 
Benedict Trenches -Blank State
Phillip George & Dragonette -Feel this way 
Daria Kulesh -The moon and the pilot 
Marcus Nand -Everything 
Sonny Jim -I want a tattoo 
True Heights -Stay 
RDX freestyles-Pull up 
Pretty Gritty -A thousand miles from nowhere 
Sisteray -Back to yours 
Marigold Kingrey-Fall In Love 
3 days from Retirement 
Pete Colorado -Come on world 
Giulia -Addictable 
Act of love -Looking for the light 
Joanna Cooke -All for you 
Zane T & Andy Leech Ft Zahra -Paint it in Gold 
Downfall -The Darkness 
Savanna Leanne -Try
Louis J Walker -
It's yours 
Lost in Legacy 
The Word 

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Act Of Love who are based in Brighton, England.


Personally discovered by Creative and Dreams Fred Cannon, Act Of Love have been creating huge inroads on the music scene since earning their stripes at the musical coalface.
Having already been featured in film, radio and TV in various countries around the world, Act Of Love have now gone on to release their debut EP which has been described as being undeniably exotic and exciting.  
Further details on this along with more information on Act Of Love can be found at or you can follow them on Facebook at

Italian singer/songwriter, Giulia, celebrates the sparkling world of female pop this spring with the release of her vibrant and highly catchy single, ‘Addictable’ out on 15 April (available for pre-order from 18 March).   As 2016 marks 20 years since the iconic Spice Girls hit the charts with ‘Wannabe’,  Giulia releases ‘Addictable’ as a tip-of-the-hat to girl power and the emergence of the female pop revolution over the past two decades.

 ‘Addictable’ is taken from the new deluxe version of Giulia’s debut album, ‘Raze Me To The Ground’ out on May 20, which will include two new tracks: ‘X-Rated’ and ‘Addictable’.  Written by Giulia DonĂ  dalle Rose/Don Mescall, ‘Addictable’ is powerful, punchy and popped to the max, a fun track depicting the whirlwind hypnotic journey of a super-charged, crazy night on the town.  Paying homage to all female pop artists of the past decades, ‘Addictable’ delivers Giulia’s delicious deep rich vocals around a cascading melody of beats that are made for the feet – this song defies anyone to stay still. 

 The album, ‘Raze Me To The Ground’ was written and produced in London in collaboration with Don Mescall and demonstrates the incredible musical chemistry between Giulia and Mescall. Quintessential sounds of country/rock fused with a modern twist of pop, the masterful collection of album tracks are laced with superior song craft and compositions.  Lead tracks such as ‘Turn Your Light On’, ‘Radio Junky’,  ‘Road Trip’ and ‘Love, Love, Love’ begin to illustrate the exciting musical journey of this Italian songstress. Nashville writer/producer, Don Mescall, heard the album, instantly fell in love with Giulia’s sound and immediately offered to add his production wizardry – musical magic was born.

Giulia first caught UK attention when she supported Anastasia at the O2, with the global spotlight flicking on when her track ‘Turn You Light On’ was used as the anthem for World Earth Day 2015.  A creative entrepreneur, Giulia also owns her own couture fashion line, Anna Sammorone, which boasts celebrity fans in the shape of the actress Blake Lively and Italian Fashionista Chiara Ferragani..  With so many eyes on the inspiringly talented Giulia, 2016 is set to be an even bigger year for her than the last.


The single, ‘Addictable’ is released on 15 April through M:89 Records with pre-order available from 18 March.

For more information visit:

To find out more about Giulia’s new fashion collection visit:

Formed in 2013 in Edinburgh and with a couple of line-up changes since, 3DFR are being heard by more and more people. With a sound inspired by bands like Mogwai or Explosions in the Sky, their first self-titled EP (link below to bandcamp) takes its cues from their regular jam sessions and totally blew me away the first time I heard it. Which is why they are here. 

The band are now working with Infinite Hive to expand their growing fan base and take things up a notch, expect more great music, gigs, content (bloody content) and all the usual "how to get heard" Internet shenanigans in the near future. We've found them more gigs around the country to compliment the ones they find for themselves and got their single out, with a video to match. These guys work hard and play hard. 

Their first release on Infinite Hive was the storming single "What Is Dead May Never Die" at the beginning of September 2015, to great acclaim by friends and fans alike on social media. Their follow-up EP "If We Keep Walking, Eventually We'll Fall Off" came out on 9th November 2015, links and artwork are at the top of the page and their releases with us are on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon mp3, Google Play Music, and Spotify as well. 

Did we mention that an independent Scottish production company will feature their music in a forthcoming film too? Watch this space...they will literally take your breath away.
Catch the band on the following live dates :
Friday March 18th 2016, Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh
Sunday March 20th 2016, Nice 'n Sleazy, Glasgow
Friday April 22nd 2016, Banshee Labyrinth, Edinburgh
Tuesday May 10th 2016, Audio, Glasgow

From the moment International Recording Artiste RDX exploded on the scene with their chart topping single Dance in 2007, they haven’t
looked back, indeed the energetic musical brothers have grown to become one of the most recognizable faces in Dancehall/Reggae the
World over. Singer DelomarX (Andre Bedward) and Deejay Renigade (Carlton Williams) were childhood friends, but merged their musical
forces to become what is today the award winning… RDX. 

Take the Group of the year award for two consecutive years (2007 & 2008), the international acclaim of the hit song Bend Over, four
more number 1 songs in Jamaica i.e. Daggering, Dance, Everybody Dance, Dancers Anthem, plus worldwide chartbusters including Skip
(Poland), Movements (Poland & Panama), Deliver Me (Guyana) and For The Girls (Trinidad).

Add to that the stunning performances around the globe including successful Tours of the USA, the Caribbean, Japan, Africa, Europe
and Central America, colorful personalities to match their hairs and a  professionalism and work ethic not often associated with the genre
and you get RDX.

With only little over four years of being in the spotlight, RDX have etched there name as one of the premiere standard bearers of
quality music emerging from Jamaica, and are widely regarded as one of the positive ambassadors of the popular Dancehall culture.
With the creative lyrical prowess of Renigade and the infectious melodies of DelomarX, coupled with thumping tracks and a forward
thinking support team, RDX are poised for even greater things.

And with the recent release of the smash hit Jump, that has captivated audiences globally, plus Summer Slap Weh & Broad Out,
the growth and diversity of RDX has become even more visible to the point that they duo is now being thought of, in credible circles, as
the next Dancehall/ Reggae Superstar.

The new single “Pull Up Selecta” features a remix package from The Freestylers and is set to fully launch 2016 in to the Year of Dancehall/Reggae!

RDX - “Pull Up Selecta” is released on Jamdown Entertainment

IMPACT DATE:  Feb/Mar 2016  TBC 






Pretty Gritty who are from Maryland, USA.


Proving that Pretty is as Gritty does, the soulful Americana duo known as Pretty Gritty make their first foray with the launch of their EP Lonely Road.
Recorded in Nashville and produced by the powerhouse production team of Fred Cannon and Paul Buono for the Creative and Dreams Music Network label, the EP has been described as showcasing the duos unique and delicate harmonies to perfection.
Further information on Pretty Gritty can be found at or you can follow them on Facebook at

You can listen to Pretty Gritty's new single A Thousand Miles From Nowhere below:

SISTERAY have hit 2016 running. This new single from the London four piece, currently rewriting the indie guitar rule book, has already had one of it's tracks picked up by Phil Taggart on BBC Radio One and following series of #guerilla pop-up gigs around the capital they have now set up their own night Welcome To The Monkey House, the first one in Camden was a sell-out success, next one @ The Victoria Dalston on Feb 11th.
The single tracks were recorded on Lightship95 with producer Rory Attwell (Test-Icicles) at the helm.
Sisteray are fronted by songwriters Niall Rowan (vocals) and Dan Connelly (guitar). Originally the band formed out of school by Daniel and his brother but when the time for decisions  about the future arrived. Dan chose to stick with his guitar, song writing and rock and roll while his brother decided to leave and go to university. Sibling rivalry doesn't come into it, this is just the beginning of the story.

Dan recently found himself in national media/TV (BBC / ITV / Independent ) speaking out against his local MP in Walthamstow Stella Creasy, voting for airstrikes in Syria. He was described on screen as musician and activist, though he's not sure he would describe himself as an activist. For the record Dan and Stella have agreed to disagree.

Marigold Kingrey who is based in Toronto, Canada.


Having graced many popular stages across Toronto both as a front woman for an Indie Funk band and as an artist, the future is looking increasingly bright for Marigold Kingrey.
With her debut single receiving airplay on Toronto's premier dance station, Marigold Kingrey now returns with her new track Fall In Love which is available to purchase through all major download stores.
Details on this along with further information on Marigold Kingrey can be found on her website or you can follow her on Facebook at

You can listen to Marigold Kingrey's new single Fall In Love below:

British rock five piece TrueHeights have released a storming new single 'Stay'. The track is taken from the bands debut EP TH15, which was released in September 2015 via Absorb Music/ Believe Digital.

Recorded with one of the most highly commended producers on the UK music scene, Matt O'Grady (You Me At Six, Deaf Havana, Don Broco), ‘TH15’ finds TrueHeights displaying their beautiful, anthemic rock sound as well as displaying exceptional musicianship.

Zakk from TrueHeights comments:
"Stay is the fan-favourite, and the opening track from our debut record "TH15". We couldn't be more excited to unleash it to new corners of the music scene, and hopefully gain some new fans and followers who haven't heard us yet! 
We have a huge year planned with our co-headline tour with Years Young just around the corner. Throughout 2016 we will be working on brand new material in the studio, with a new and unheard single due to be released in the summer."

TrueHeights recently announced they will be hitting the road in March with North Lincolnshire rockers Years Young. The 'Stand Tall. Sleep Easy' tour will take in 10 dates, check them out at a show near you!

The last year has seen TrueHeights share the stage with the likes of Rival State, Freeze The Atlantic and Verses.  2016 has lots of exciting things in store for the 5piece, and we can't wait to share them with you!

TrueHeights are:

Zakk Poland - Lead Vocals/Guitars
Luke Poland - Lead Guitar/Vox
Steve Maugham - Synths/Vox
Ash Maugham - Bass Guitar
Kris Farrell - Drums/Vox

TrueHeights can be found in the following places:
Official Site
You Tube

The Veldt 'The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur' EP
Release date 03/18/2016
Leonard Skully Records
FORMATS: Top 200 & R&B 
FOR FANS OF: Massive Attack, A.R. Kane, Cocteau Twins, Jesus & Mary Chain, Dif Juz 
HOMETOWN: Raleigh, NC and NYC 
SYNOPSIS:  'The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur' is a 5-track EP from The Veldt, comprised of identical twins Daniel and Danny Chavis, along with Hayato Nakao. This is their first EP as The Veldt in 20 years, cleverly combining soul, shoegaze, RnB, alternative rock. They were also previously known as Apollo Heights and are known for their long-term collaborative relationship with Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins), who produced several previous releases. To be released on vinyl, CD and digially via UK-based Leonard Skully Records.
FOCUS TRACKS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
SONGWRITERS: Daniel Chavis, Danny Chavis, Hayato Nakao

I've been sitting on this news for the past few months and finally it's all a-go, so I'm thrilled to now present you the new EP from THE VELDT, one of the key 1990s American shoegaze acts from the U.S., known for their delicious ability to blend in elements of soul and RnB into their compositions. They will be releasing the EP in advance of touring in the U.S. and Canada, including several dates with The Brian Jonestown Massacre.  

While Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie and Ray Shulman (Bjork, The Sunday, The Sugarcubes) have been fundamental in several past releases, this current EP features production by 4AD legend A.R. Kane, who blew up the label and the house scene through his M/A/R/R/S project with 'Pump Up The Volume' and has now reformed in time for Barcelona's Primavera Festival.

I'd appreciate it if you could let me know about any adds and playlisting so that we can spread the word as much as possible via Twitter and Facebook. The Veldt are also open to live sessions. Should you need anything else, please let me know.

As a follow up to his widely acclaimed album ‘Ziroq’ from 2001, the accomplished guitar virtuoso and songwriter Marcus Nand is back with his multifaceted album ‘Time And Tide Wait For No Man’.
Having played alongside the world’s greatest musicians and recorded a guitar solo for Rod Stewart’s latest album, Marcus Nand’s experience as a professional musician is certainly unmistakable. The eponymous single release from the album, ‘Time And Tide Wait For No Man’, has been described as “a definite step ahead in Nand's eclectic music career” and the album as going “through different aspects of life, in which many listeners may easily find themselves into” by online music website Blue Bird Reviews.
While focusing more on the introspective and reflective aspects of life with his first single release, other songs on the album include catchy and flamenco influenced tracks such as ‘Everything’.
With ‘Time And Tide Wait For No Man’, Nand is telling stories of life experiences that people can relate to. In his songs, Marcus is creating an atmosphere that allows the listeners to be transported into a lyrical picture. The themes of the album range from friendship to love and loss. Inspired by some of the most influential bands known to mankind, Marcus explains: “I kept on thinking about how diverse Queen or The Beatles were and not worrying about anything fitting in or not.”
Nand’s music is as varied as his heritage. The musician was born in Merseyside, grew up in Spain and has a Fiji-Indian father and English Mother really which has immensely contributed to shaping him as a person. His latest album is an all-embracing expression of his upbringing and open minded worldview: “Musically, it’s the first time I’ve actually incorporated all of my musical influences including, Rock, Flamenco, Pop, Arabic and Indian influences so that was a big factor when I was producing it.”
Marcus has established himself as a much respected artist having some of the world’s most successful musicians wanting to collaborate with him. Session musicians such as Carmine Rojas (David Bowie, Rod Stewart) or Tal Bergman (Joe Bonamassa) are regularly performing with Nand on stage and rumour has it that Paul Young is still listening to his first album ‘Ziroq’ on his phone.
The album ‘Time And Tide Wait For No Man’ is out on 22nd April 2016

Creative Side and Waterside will be the two tracks on the AA single and the launch gig is at the popular Dylans’s in Criccieth on Friday 11thMarch. The two tracks demonstrate SERA’s diversity and will appeal to those who love a warm, approachable sound and ear worm hooks. Baylen Leonard from Amazing Radio/BBC Radio 2 played her most recent single ‘Carry Me’ and said that he will be playing more if that track was anything to go by. So we imagine he will be as keen as we were to hear these newly recorded songs.
But Baylen wasn’t the only fan of the song, ‘Carry Me’. It has been on the BBC Radio Wales playlist all through December to early January 2016 and she was also their 'Artist of the Week.'
SERA is a bilingual singer/songwriter from the North Wales town of Caernarfon who has released a number of Welsh and English albums and EPs. Since moving from the piano as her main instrument to the guitar, SERA is developing a different sound, with her last couple of EPs walking the country/folk line. Look out for her new album in May 2016, which she recorded with producer Eddie Boogie, (Eddie Al-Shakarchi) that has a distinct Americana feel to it. 

No stranger to success, SERA's songs have been played across the UK, and her song ‘Melody’ has also been used in numerous ad campaigns, in the SKY show 'Stella' and in the BAFTA Cymru winning independent film ‘Dancing in Circles. ’ SERA was also a finalist in the Song for Wales (Can i Gymru) TV show in both 2009 and 2015.

A popular solo festival act, SERA has played at Sidmouth Fringe, How the Light Gets, Focus Wales, Wakestock, Festival Number 6 and more.  SERA has toured in America, and also has a Masters Degree in Screenwriting and writes a music column in the North Wales Daily Post, as well as organises various music and arts events with CEG, a musicians’ collective.

This year catch SERA playing at the Scouservarious Gala concert in Liverpool in January, supporting Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman at Blue Sky in Bangor in April, playing a headline slot at Focus Wales in May, as well as a busy tour of festivals and gigs throughout the summer.
This is what SERA says about working with Folkstock and the songs she is releasing on the independent label.
“I really admire the passion and fresh approach to music by Helen and Folkstock. The music Folkstock releases is always authentic and full of heart. I'm thrilled that Helen can see those same qualities in my music also - something that has always been so important to me when making my music. I'm excited and honoured that two of my tracks from the forthcoming album will be released by Folkstock as a Double A side single release. The songs show two sides to my music and my album. Creative side being an up-beat, hooky Americana song on guitar, with the piano-led Waterside showing the more emotional and expressive tone also on the album. I believe Folkstock can help introduce my music to a wider audience, and it feels amazing to be a part of of the Folkstock community of artists.”

“Sera… the piano playing of Sara Bareilles crossed with Joni Mitchell’s songbird twang and guitar playing, with a pinch of the more animated and upbeat vocals of Amanda Palmer”. 
Manchester Evening News

“The delicate arrangements and lush vocals on this heart-warming folk pop song are surely guaranteed to put a smile on your face”.
Tom Robinson, Fresh On The Net

”An absolute breath of fresh air…perfect and untouchable.” 

“She demonstrates a controlled dignity in her presentation that is positively refreshing in these times of over the top Saturday nighttheatricality.” 
4/5 Bluesbunny

“Together with the likes of Paper Aeroplanes, Ivan Moult and Al Lewis, Sera is another name that can be added to the current crop of Welsh talent.”  
A Musical Priority 

“…inventive musical arrangements that vary from upbeat folk-rock to piano-driven ballads and acoustic, rootsy songs…”
 Alan Cackett, Maverick Country

Benedict Trenches is a fictional character. When we perform, we are that character. Imagine Damien Rice's 'O', The Mars Volta's 'Frances The Mute', Heck and Bright Eyes in a sonic mixer. To put a genre on it, we’d go for the somewhat niche (but soon to be mainstream!) Psych-Prog-Acoustic-Fiction Rock.
We are an ambitious band, and have been gathering momentum since our beginnings early last year with upcoming E.P track ‘Take Some Time’ spun by Dean Jackson on the BBC Introducing East Midlands show (13/02/2016), lead single ‘Blank Slate’ playlisted on Croydon Radio, plays on Way Out Radio and a multitude of Podcasts in the pipeline, extremely positive local media coverage - '..both complex and beautiful’, - and a live show going from strength to strength, having played Nottingham's Horse Fest, Beeston's Party in the Park as well as headline shows at the Vic and the famous Running Horse.
We are releasing a single off of our upcoming E.P on the 4th of March, 
For more information and to listen to music/see our faces please see the links below:
Our upcoming E.P (to be released on the 18th of March) -

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