In the spotlight – Lyon Tide

An Englishman, an Indian man and an Italian all walked into an art class at college. They messed around with a couple of paints, life drew a few nudes then decided to form a band and make music. Today they are known as Lyon Tide — an unsigned alternative pop/rock band from Birmingham (UK). TheyContinue reading “In the spotlight – Lyon Tide”

In the spotlight: DrEw

DrEw is an unsigned, independent musician, originally from Manchester (UK). He now lives by the sea on the southeast coast, where he writes and records his music in his garden cabin-cum-studio. “I come to releasing music from a perhaps unusual place: I am 45 years old and have spent the last 20 years as anContinue reading “In the spotlight: DrEw”

In the spotlight – Rufusking

The four members of Dutch band Rufusking will prepare a fine musical meal for you with their special ingredients. They serve you rock songs with a pinch of indie, a flavour of blues and a taste of the rougher stuff. And they are ready to serve their music to the world! Rufusking are Jan (bass),Continue reading “In the spotlight – Rufusking”

New Release – Reflections by 3Mind Blight ft. Sophie Dorsten

3Mind Blight & Sophie Dorsten have a new release dropping on January 16th! Sophie answered some questions about the upcoming release. “This single is different for me because it’s a different genre – not really sure what genre you’d call it, but it has elements of my ballad style with 3Mind Blight’s cool sound. IContinue reading “New Release – Reflections by 3Mind Blight ft. Sophie Dorsten”

In the spotlight – the Jobs

For this week’s spotlight I’m running away with the Jobs. The Jobs are a feel good indie alt rock band based in Cleveland (USA). Trevor (vocals, guitar) took me on a trip into the band’s history, their influences and the upcoming EP ‘Sailing Upon the Times’. Who are the Jobs? How and when did youContinue reading “In the spotlight – the Jobs”

Best of 2020 – Umbrellabirds

What was your most streamed song in 2020? ‘Rhododendrons‘, closely followed by ‘I Am All’.​ Those were the two “singles” from the album (Closing Ceremony). ‘I Am All’ was recently played a couple of times by the legendary DJ Tom Robinson on BBC 6 Music – which has really given it a boost! What’s yourContinue reading “Best of 2020 – Umbrellabirds”

Best of 2020 – Sophie Dorsten

What was your most streamed song in 2020? My most streamed song of my music was ‘Phasin‘. My most streamed song personally that I listened to was Hippo Campus – ‘Way it Goes’. What’s your favourite song in the Cool 20 Hall of Fame? I’ll have to say my favourite song is ‘The Depths‘ byContinue reading “Best of 2020 – Sophie Dorsten”

Best of 2020 – Alvinos Zavlis

What was your most streamed song in 2020? My most streamed song of 2020 was ‘When I think about you’ which is the lead single from my aforementioned EP. I didn’t expect it to resonate so much with people, I still get messages on Instagram and Twitter asking me to make a breakdown/in the studioContinue reading “Best of 2020 – Alvinos Zavlis”

In the spotlight – Sugar Parks

Marisa Parks, better known as Sugar Parks, is a Los Angeles (USA) based singer/songwriter. She’s originally from a small town in Southern California called Newbury Park. She always loved music and would sing and play around on a keyboard, but her family couldn’t afford lessons. She went up to San Francisco for college, studied PsychologyContinue reading “In the spotlight – Sugar Parks”