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THE FLUX Weekly Update: Little Brother Eli, Erica Russo, Bipolar Sunshine, Jimmy Skoog, Colornoise + Many More!

Hi all, Mustafa here bringing you some fresh news in THE FLUX  Weekly Update and this week we’ve got some cracking stuff so hit that scroll button and read on below:

The Rin Tins/Little Brother Eli at Mr Wolfs

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Thanks to everyone who came down to Mr Wolf’s last Saturday for a spectacular night of music. The overall night was a success and Little Brother Eli  and The Rin Tins  both smashing it on stage, getting the crowd dancing away on their feet with sounds of jazz, rock, blues and soul. I photographed the show with some great snaps which are now up on the Facebook for you guys to view and enjoy. The guys from Little Brother Eli  had a great time and will be down again for another show in Bristol very soon!

Featured Artist – Erica Russo And The Good Sport

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Our featured artist this week is New York folk band Erica Russo And The Good Sport  consisting of Erica herself, Billy Leva, John Zurek and Ryland Hall.  Not your average day folk band , these guys bring fire of truth and energy into their songs – Their debut album Little House, Little Hill  came out this fall and it is a delight to hear. To find out more about the album and the band check out their featured post.

Bipolar Sunshine 

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Well what can I say about this guy, one of my favourite artist of 2013!. Only a day to go till his new EP Drowning Butterflies  is released and to get things buzzing this week he has released the new single and official video to Drowning Butterflies. Can’t wait to review the new record! Check out and stream the new single below and pre-order the forthcoming EP now on iTunes.

‘Drowing Butterflies’ Music Video

Jimmy Skoog Debut Single ‘Wild Things’

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If you’ve been check out the new music releases on CreativeSessionsPresents  then you may have heard about Swedish hip hop artists JaeWon (Jimmy Skoog). Well I’ve been following his music over the past few months and when it comes to hard working and determination, he’s spot on! After months of mixing, recording and crafting his sound as well as his own remixes on smash hits including Rudimental’s Waiting All Night and Bastille’s Pompeii, the time has finally come for the release of his official debut single. Wild Things  is a dark, uptempo song with live guitars and heavy percussion that serves as the first chapter in the story of a kid wanting to break old patterns and create something new. A story of despair and sadness, but also a story of hope and love.

Drawing inspiration from his two favourite artists Jay Z  and John Mayer, Jimmy is ready to show the world what he is made of. Check out and stream the new single producer by Alex Isaak  and with vocals from singer/songwriter Peter Krafft.

Track of The Week – Zero Gravity By Of Verona

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If you haven’t already, have a listen to the alternative electro pop sounds of Of Verona. Zero Gravity  is a delicate and in-depth piece with an euphoric edge, check it out and stream the single below.

EP of The Week – George Ezra – ‘Did You Hear The Rain?’

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It’s only been a short while since I saw George Ezra  live on stage and now the time has come for his debut EP release this week which includes the outstanding singles Budapest  and his newest single Did You Hear The Rain?  There’s more to this young singer/songwriter than his acoustic guitar, the deep lyrics, soulful vocals, blues, rock and indie sound elements and vocals reminiscent to Johnny Cash – 2014 is going to be a promising year for George Ezra! Check out the music video to Did You Hear The Rain?  here and download the debut EP on iTunes.

Colornoise

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Really interesting submission I got this week and it’s one that everyone should hear! It’s a rock duo all the way from Costa Rica known as Colornoise, I was very impressed after listening to their single Button  and if you’re a fan of rock noise with some edge then look know further than these girls. The duo released their debut album Polychronic  last month and it’s a worthy listen – punchy, striking riffs and a lot of noise, you can download the album on the band’s official band page.

‘Button’ Music Video

CSP Interview – Silver Arm

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Another band who’s been making a lot of noise in the last few months are London’s quartet band Silver Arm. This week saw the announcement of their new single Steady Like A Vein  and it’s a scorcher! Check out my interview with Gareth this week and look out for the single release on the 25th November.

ThisisDA

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SUPER ARKANE! New music from the Bristol based hip hop artist and this time we get a more relaxed and modern vibe in this track No Wave. ThisisDA  has been straight fire with his tight flows and No Wave  is no different. It’s just only a matter of time before we hear the highly anticipated debut album Super Arkane. Enjoy the flows and stream No Wave  below.

Forest Punk

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Over in LA is another hip hop artist who’s new album I’m eagerly anticipating for and it’s from Mutant Academy’s veteran Forest Punk. If you haven’t heard of this guy then I suggest you check out our review on his first self released record Possessed. A story of a young artist sharing his views and knowledge of the world, the beginning of an era of where he is at today in terms of lyrical ability and his love of poetry. This week the hip hop artist reveal the official tracklist of his new project Sleepers Rise  and I can’t wait for the release! Check out the tracklistings below and be sure to stay updated on the release on Facebook.

Tracklisting:

1. Convo with the Sky People (Intro…spective)
2. Lifted
3. Pyramid People feat. Isaiah Wisechild
4. How a Superheros Made
5.Ready Player One
6.Journal of a Space Cadet
7.Beauty
8.Read My Mind
9.Tri-force
10.Mystery School feat. L.A.L.O, Jamal Carter, Renegade, Nemesyzz
11. Know Thyself
12. Trance End
13. Love and Anarchy

And that’s a wrap on another round of THE FLUX  Weekly Update. The winter weather is now upon us so stay dry, keep warm and stayed tuned for next weeks update. Share, like, comment…the usual. Later peeps!

Article By Mustafa Mirreh

THE FLUX Weekly Update: The Darlingtons, Holloway Road, Lazibyrd, Kulkid + More!

It’s Friday, it’s the 1st November and we can finally say that Christmas is just around the corner but before we all wrapped up the year with festive spirits and good times why not enjoy the next edition of THE FLUX  Weekly Update so here is what’s been going on in the world of THE FLUX  this week.

The Darlingtons

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We’re starting to become big fans of The Darlingtons , the guys from Taunton have been getting stronger and stronger performing in numerous shows up and down the country and with another UK tour just announced, its only a matter of time before everyone here’s about them. This week saw the release of their new single Don’t Give Me Hope  and it is indeed powerful.  With great guitar work and stunning vocals the new single is a real treat to your ears! Check out the music video below and be sure to follow the band’s updates on Facebook.

Holloway Road

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This band are also on our fan list, they’ve been developing their sound the past few months and their hard work is really showing through; traditional country/folk sound with a refined modern edge plus stunning vocals and acoustics really get you hooked. Holloway Road  have been  in the studio releasing new tracks each week with their most recent being You’re Not Around  which is also accompanied by an acoustic video. It’s only a matter of time before the guys get together an EP and start touring the country so stick around and be sure to follow the guys on Facebook & Twitter for more updates.

French Producer Kulkid premieres debut single ‘U Were The One’

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We got to hear this first thing on Monday and it’s an engaging track indeed. French producer Kulkid  who is known for his string of remixes that have managed to turn a variety of source material (Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey, Mumford & Sons) onto the dancefloor has released his debut single U Were The One  this week which XLR8R  describes – ‘U Were The One finds a crisp steel-drum melody rubbing shoulders with a very of-the-moment pitched vocal sample and a snappy house beat that will undoubtedly fit into a range of DJ mixes’

Add this to your dance collection and have a listen to the upbeat track below.

Track of The Week – ‘The Cave’ by Paper Lights

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This is a band we just discovered about after reading this great interview by Michael on Taken By Sound.  Atlanta musical collective Paper Lights  are a band to definitely check out if you like your synths, soulful vocals and uplifting hooks. Their single The Cave is very uplifting, eerie and cinematic sounds, pounding drums build up the presence, all nicely layered with Melanie Annabelle’s sweet and soulful vocals. If you haven’t listen to it yet have a listen and stream it below.

Album of The Week: Botany – ‘Lava Diviner (Truestory)’

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Both Frankie and Kate from Stereo Sanctity  have been keeping us updated on a lot of great artists and their recently new artist Botany  has definitely got us excited and it’s his debut album Lava Diviner (Truestory). We like our electronica and the Texan producer who’s pretty new to the scene will certainly get people talking with his debut which came out this week. Quirky and unique beats, elevating levels, bubbly synths and hard hitting percussion, the album is fresh and bold as you dwell into the journey of Botany. Stay tuned for our review on the album this weekend but for now you can stream stand out track Qautic  and grab yourself a digital copy of the album on iTunes.

Featured Artist – Lazibyrd

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Our featured artist this week is Somerset based folk duo Lazibyrd.  The duo have had a great year with the release of their debut album Under The Sky which has been critically acclaimed and played on over 40 radio stations and was BBC Somerset album of the week. That’s not all they’ve recently won competitions that saw them headlined The Jelli Roots Tent  at this year’s Brisfest and have their track produced by Paul Whitrow  (The Stranglers, Massive Attack, Imogen Heap) which will be featured on a forthcoming complilation album due for release at the end of the month – and to add on that they’ve been nominated for the The South West Music Awards. So some exciting times for Sharon Martin Tom Chapmin. Find out more about them in their featured artist post.

CMJ 2013 Recap

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We received news from the Danger Village  camp  this week that they had a successful time at the CMJ Music Marathon  in New York last month. Artists including The Preatures, Holy Child, Fallulah and Cardiknox all received great praise and reviews from the top dogs including Billboard, PopMatters and Black Book Mag. We send our best wishes, congrats to the whole crew! ❤

Vulkano – Spider Spider (free download)

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If you missed our post on Facebook page yesterday, Swedish duo Vulkano  released their feisty new single Spider Spider  as a free download to celebrate Halloween. There still a couple of more Halloween parties happening tonight so why not get in the spooky spirit and download the new single below.

Tomorrow Night @ Mr Wolfs – The Rin Tins + Little Brother Eli

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We’ve been waiting for this for some time and now it has finally come, tomorrow night hosts a show full of jazz, blues, soul, funk and boogie as The Rin Tins  are back on stage after a short break; supporting them will be Oxford’s Little Brother Eli  who we have been closely working with the past few months and this will be their first gig in Bristol so we’re pretty excited. It promises to be a top night so if your free tomorrow then come on down as say hi and enjoy some great music. Entry is £3/4 and doors open from 9pm. For more info on set times etc check out the Facebook event page.

So that’s it for another weeks update, enjoying these weekly updates? Then stay tuned next Friday for more music mayhem. Have a good weekend peeps and enjoy the fireworks!

Article By Mustafa Mirreh

THE FLUX Weekly Update: Kalu Kalae, Ellie Makes Music, Nasty Little Lonely, ThisisDA, George Ezra + More!

Its Friday, the sun is shining here in Bristol and its the weekend, what more can you ask for? Oh wait there’s one more thing and that’s THE FLUX  Weekly Update bringing you this weeks updates of features, submissions, news and ongoings in the vast and diverse music that we live in. So no more questions, let get right to it!

Kalu Kalae

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Kalu Kalae ahead of their EP launch – Photography by Gareth Etherington and James Upright

Definitely one of Bristol’s most exciting emerging bands coming into the music scene right now, if you haven’t heard of these guys (where have you been?) then don’t you worry because THE FLUX  and Bristol Beats Club  have got you covered on everything that you need to know about the five piece tribal rock band. So click our feature artist icon and scroll down to our post on Kalu Kalae  and also check out Chris and Damien’s exclusive interview with the them on the Bristol Beats Club.

Featured Artist – Ellie James (Ellie Makes Music)

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One of two featured artists we have here for you this week, Cardiff’s singer/songwriter Ellie James  last month released her debut EP City Lights  and having performed in the Cardiff music scene for 4/5 years with highlights including her show at the House of Commons  with BBC Radio 2, Ellie’s ready to take on the music scene with her graceful and honest music. Want to know more about her music, check out her featured post.

Nasty Little Lonely + Big Joan + Micodeform at The Louisiana (25/10/13)

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Its been a while since we seen these guys live but they’re back with some new material in preparation for their new EP release; post punk rock band Nasty Little Lonely  will be hitting the stage at The Louisiana  tonight supporting Big Joan  and Micodeform  and it promises to be loud so don’t miss out! For more info and tickets check out our preview on CreativeSessionsPresents.

ThisisDA

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If you’ve seen stickers/posters of Super Arkane  album artwork across the country and some parts of Europe then you know one of the most anticipated hip hop albums of the years is close upon us. Bristol based hip hop artist ThisisDA  has been bringing the fire these past few months with new tracks and snippets from his upcoming debut album, this week sees his latest project with Roundhouse  having been invited to record with top industry engineers & producers at their EMI studio as part of this year’s Roundhouse3030 Campaign – the track he has put together was produce by Ewan Merrett of the Clementine’s.

We’ve got their creative piece Panic Attack Rap  right here for you to stream and enjoy!

Interview: Brother & Bones/Track of The Week – ‘To Be Alive’ 

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After witnessing one of the best live shows ever at The Louisiana  last week, we’ve been listening to Brother & Bones  non stop this week. Our interview with Richard and James from Brother & Bones  is now up on THE FLUX  so hit that play button and have a listen as we discuss about their current tour, new EP and their new sound guy nicknamed ‘Noodle’

Yeah that’s right, more Brother & Bones  music and its their EP title single To Be Alive. Great guitars, powerful vocals, the full works! If you haven’t check out this week’s TOTW yet then check it out below.

Album of The Week – ‘Retreat To Sleep’ By Jilk

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Our album of the week is a great one from Bristol based collective Jilk  with their debut album Retreat To Sleep. Glitch & paste electronic lovely auto-goodness, this album is a real treat so stay tuned this weekend for our kind words on the debut record. For now you can download it from the band’s official page.

MØ – Bikini Daze EP Out Now!

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Danish vocalist   released her debut EP this week. Bikini Daze is creative, aggressive and infectious debut from the Danish singer with four very diverse songs that showcases her unique vocals. The EP includes singles XXX 88 and Never Wanna Know, the EP is available to download on iTunes.

Vandetta – Fly EP Out Now!

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We recently featured Fly  from the Singapore’s electronic artist Vandetta, this week saw the release of her debut EP. Fresh with her out of this world vocals and soulful/sonic beats; check out the new EP which The Music Ninja  is calling a ‘refreshing and unique take on producing something that is truly entirely hers’.

George Ezra

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This week once again saw us witness some great music and indeed some of the best vocals heard in a long time. Fresh from touring with Tom Odell, singer/songwriter George Ezra  wowed a packed audience with his stunning live set at The Gallimaufry. He even had his celebrity friends (face masks) show up along with some goodie bags and party poppers to end the party in style, great stuff! His debut EP Did You Hear The Rain  is available to pre-order now on iTunes.

Featured Artist – Sleepy Dreamers

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Our second featured artist this week and across from the outside of the world in Melbourne Australia is four piece harmony folk band Sleepy Dreamers. A great listen to the human ear with their harmonious vocals and traditional folk sound, the band have been hard at work performing in various shows and festivals across the city as well their new releases including their new single Bike Song. Find out more about these guys in their featured post.

Bipolar Sunshine UK Tour starts tomorrow!

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We’ve been waiting to see this guy live here in Bristol for some time so we can’t contain our excitement any longer as his UK tour kicks off at Bristol’s Start The Bus tomorrow night. After his astonishing debut EP Aesthetics, performing at this year’s iTunes Festival  and supporting Bastille  on their UK tour this month, Adio Marchant who goes by the name of his solo project Bipolar Sunshine is on the top of his game and to round off the year he’ll be releasing his new EP Drowning Butterflies  next month. So get yourself down there tomorrow night as it promises to be a great one!

And that’s another round up of this weeks on goings from THE FLUX. Some great music and upcoming shows indeed so give it a like and share it with your friends. Till next Friday folks, have a great weekend!