21st March 2017 | Music
We’ve been raving about LANY for a little while now.
Currently on their World Tour in anticipation of their self-titled debut album, lead-singer Paul Klein, drummer Jake Goss and keyboards/guitarist Les Preist are on quite a run at the moment.
Following their sold-out date at London’s KOKO, and after the drop of Good Girls, our first proper taster of the debut album, we spoke to drummer Jake Goss about life in LANY and what’s to come.
WR: You guys have just embarked on your European tour, this week you’ve performed in Birmingham and Manchester, London tonight and then off around the rest of Europe. How’s it been so far?
JG: It's been amazing! It is a wild and crazy feeling to be so far from home and feel the love of fans across the world. The shows have been such a blast! We're extremely grateful to be here.
WR: You have a really passionate, dedicated fan base… how do you find different cities respond differently to your music?
JG: You know, it's kinda crazy. One of the beautiful things we are realizing is that there isn't much of a difference. Everywhere we go we are showered with love and support. Feels like home every night.
WR: Your latest single is ILYSB – which came off 2015’s Make Out EP. Why did you decide to resurface that as your current single?
JG: It just needed some time to live in the world. It clearly has a global response and we are now taking it to radio for the first time. It's super fun watching it have a new life.
WR: You also dropped the music video for the track which features you guys beating up the…
18th March 2017 | Music
Whilst many artists may come from a musical family, very few artists have the family that Mabel has.
The daughter of legendary singer Neneh Cheery and Massive Attack product Cameron McVey, the Spanish-born, London-raised singer isn’t letting the pressure come to her. In fact, she might be one of most chilled artists on the scene right now.
Debut single Know Me Better came out in 2015 which brought the singer all of the attention she deserves. Since then, My Boy My Town has garnered over 1.5M streams on Spotify and 2016’s Thinking Of You caused another high point in Mabel’s career.
Now, Mabel is back with a fresh song for a new year, and this year she is joined by one of the hottest artists in London right now: Kojo Funds.
Finders Keepers introduces Mabel with more chill, and more verse than ever before. Truly establishing her position as one of the hottest artists of the year – and proving that her position on the BBC Sound of 2016 poll was not wasted.
Myles McCaulskey interviewed Mabel about new music, her career in music so far and what we can expect from the R&B-inspired star.
Broadcasted worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.
Myles McCaulskey interviews R&B singer Mabel about new music, her career in music so far and what the future holds. (13 minutes)
15th March 2017 | Music
When The Sunday Scene came out in 2016, the world was introduced to a new sound from a new name.
Tracks like Looks Like Rain have catapulted Tom Prior into the spotlight and have gained him fans including the likes of Paloma Faith, Tinie Tempah, Labrinth, Maverick Sabre and the Arctic Monkeys.
What makes north-London raised Tom Prior so impressive though isn’t just the fans he’s amassing (both famous and… regular), or his extremely talented vocal ability, or his amazing songwriting... but how even whilst he’s on the up he’s collaborating with other up-and-coming British talent to help them too.
After releasing The Sunday Scene he also released the ‘Lock In Sessions’ which was a re-recording of the EP with collaborations with the likes of Haus, Jake Isaac, Lauren Aquilina and Prose.
We interviewed Tom Prior whilst he was on his Coffee House Sessions tour around UK Universities.
WR: How did you first get into music?
TP: I've always been interested in music. In the early years of secondary school everyone began rapping in the playground, it got competitive quite quickly. I spent most of my school life writing lyrics in my school books before moving away from Grime to more Indie Music around 2010.
WR: You got signed to Island Records a couple of years ago – what was it like to finally get signed to a major label?
TP: I was never desperate to sign a record deal but it was a massive privilege to sign to Island. I'm a big fan of their heritage and very proud to call it home. The internet means that there isn't a huge difference being signed to a major but I have a great relationship and respect for my…