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JESSICA CLEMMONS BEAUTIFUL
US pop sensation Jessica Clemmons’ Beautiful, alongside More Than Friends, is to be released as a double-A-side single on July 16. Jessica’s second album Loving This Day is out on July 23 and reinvigorates the vibrant, up-tempo sound of mid-Eighties pop/soul. Produced by top names including Philippe-Marc Anquetil (Tinie Tempah, Emeli Sandé), mixed by Larry Sturm (Mariah Carey, Beyoncé) and Roxy Harris (Jamie Woon, Mutya Buena), seven tracks on this collection are Clemmons co- writes. Having recorded the first half of the album in Chicago, Jessica spent time in the studio with London’s Phrased Differently to write five new songs to complete the album.
Jack Trainer is a solo artist in the truest sense who plays every instrument on his debut studio album Knitting Club Every Monday Night. A prolific songwriter and performer from a leafy suburb of Cheshire, Jack Trainer fuses contemporary creativity with pop sensibility. First attracted to learn saxophone at the age of nine, Jack has developed an obsession for writing, recording and playing instruments and studied music at university level. He is a unique talent and most definitely one to watch.
Jackson is a rock artist from the north of England. His songs are the musical expression of his life; the thoughts, feelings, dreams and fears set to music. Influenced by many artists and genres from yesteryear to today, he’s invented a unique take on guitar rock, using poetic song structures, anthemic choruses, punchy blues solos and his own talent for self-reflection, which he calls ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul’. Sugar is a smooth, slide-guitar-driven, pop-rock song about love and obsession, taken from the eight-track album Rock ‘n’ Roll Soul (available on iTunes and Amazon).
Rock band I Am Giant have been successfully winning fans around the globe in the short time they have been together. They are Quiksilver Ambassadors for Europe which led to countless festivals and events including Brixton’s Skate and BMX Jam, Quiksilver’s Chromataphobia and the Quiksilver Pro Tour in Biarritz, France. Plaudits include: “With their massive sound and irresistible hooks, I Am Giant are fast becoming the name on people’s lips... shows just why their stock is rising so rapidly, full of ambition, intricacy and feeling... Such clever construction is a rarity in rock music.”
It only took a string of highly praised live performances for London-based rockers Slam Cartel to earn a slot at Sonisphere Festival in 2010. As they prepared to release debut album Handful of Dreams, the band was invited back to Knebworth in 2011. Their Seattle-tinged stadium hooks conquered fans, critics and airwaves, with singles Sundown and Wishing Eye championed by rock radio around the UK and Planet Rock playing the tracks around 25 times a week. Despite being totally self-funded and unsigned the band keeps attracting media attention, recently enlisting the support of a major rock publication.
Dirty blues and electronic rock‘n’roll best describes this London-based five piece who have been gaining a healthy reputation for their live act throughout the UK and Europe. From opening Austria’s Snowbombing dance festival to being hand-picked by Isle of Wight Festival organiser John Giddings to play last years’ festival, Bibelots appeal to a wide audience. Recent single The Revolution Will Be Digitised has received critical acclaim and helped Bibelots secure their first live TV appearance on ESPN’s Talk of the Terrace, plus crowned by HMV a Next Big Thing for 2012.
As esOterica they toured with Marilyn Manson, graced the airwaves of BBC Radio 1, Radio 2, XFM and Planet Rock and built up an army of dedicated followers who turned out in force when they headlined Shepherds Bush Empire for their last album. Now they’re back with a new name; ESO, a new sound and a new album produced by legendary rock producer Matt Hyde. With new songs that wouldn’t be out of place alongside Skrillex or Young Guns and having sold out their first headline show of 2012, ESO are hotly tipped for huge things...
Rising against the mainstrels, crowds of the nameless and faceless writhe and twist to the sound of SUBSOURCE as it rages out of soundsystems in sweat-drenched rooms. The snarl of punk, the oscillating sub bass of dubstep, the relentless ferocity of drum’n’bass and metal get chewed up and spat out amongst electronic glitches. This beat and bass-driven live punk rock act make ravers throw shapes, rockers bang heads, and rude bois throw their hands in the air. With remixes for Foster The People, Skindred and an underground ReSmashed series, their most exciting recordings date prove SUBSOURCE are ones to watch.