Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Rosie O’ Sullivan returns with new soul EP after losing nearly 17 stone

Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist Rosie O’Sullivan is back, after losing 16.5 stone in weight, with a new soul inspired collection of tracks. The soul songstress writes and sings from the heart with a fullness of passion, which has nurtured and helped shape her own individual musical imagination. Having performed at Birmingham Pride, Big Festival and The Brummie Awards, worked alongside Martha Reeves, Shalamar and The Real Thing and received amazing feedback from the BGT judges, O’Sullivan is back and better than ever.

Gaining influences from her family and relationships, Rosie found her own experiences in life inspire her music most. The album is based around relationships and experiences in her life that have happened over the past few years but ‘No One’ follows the story of true love between Rosie’s mum and dad that she is lucky to see every day.

Brought up with the rousing sounds of Motown, soul and the vibrant style of the sixties, Rosie immersed herself in the unique energy of the music, which has naturally lingered into her own. By the age of eleven Rosie could play both the piano and saxophone and continued to blossom as an artist. She began singing alongside The National Youth Choirs of Great Britain in the 2011 and 2012 BBC Proms and then gained a Bachelor of Music Performance Degree at the London College of Music.

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/rosie-osullivan

https://www.facebook.com/rosieosullivanmusic

https://twitter.com/rosieosullivan

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAh8bWfq9q0o2n4L5gnIiCw

www.rosieosullivan.co.uk

www.instagram.com/rosieosullivan

 

‘Leaves, Sadness, Science’ by Marilyn Carino

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Marilyn Carino is best known for her electronic-fusion music and her latest album, Leaves, Sadness, Science exhibits some of her best work in the genre to date. Having shared stages with Black Star and David Byrne, Carino’s album fuses soul and even hip-hop with her favoured electro style and also features R.E.M bassist, Mike Mills.

The whole album was written, recorded and mastered by Marilyn herself, combining complex beats and rhythms with deep synths and spacey vibes. Her long time practice of Nichiren Buddhism is the force that forms her songs into gripping, graphic internal monologues that explore themes of sex and radical self-expression. As a result, her music has been labelled as ‘enchanting’ and her voice has been given the accolade of ‘powerful to the point of bringing you to tears’.

Carino recorded her first album at Neil Young’s studio with Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot producing. She then flew to London on a one-way ticket and stayed for a year working as an engineer in reggae recording studios. Upon returning to the U.S. she co-founded the vintage electronic group Mudville, producing three critically acclaimed albums and wrote lyrics for the great producers Sly and Robbie (Grace Jones, Simply Red). Mudville’s song ‘Wicked’ won the 2008 Independent Music Award for Best Song. She recorded and produced her first solo album ‘Little Genius’ in 2011, and recently contributed vocals and lyrics to the Words Hurt indie hip hop collective’s ‘Fuck That Pretty Boy Shit’, featuring Samuel T. Herring, vocalist of Future Islands.

You can watch the video for ‘When The Innocents Go To War’ here:

Check out more on Marilyn here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/marilyncarinomusic

https://www.twitter.com/marilyncarino

https://www.youtube.com/marilyncarino

http://www.marilyncarino.com

 

The Maladaptive Solution: ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’

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Creating contemporary spiritual pop for the next generation, The Maladaptive Solution aim to ‘brainwash’ listeners with their new single ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’. The group use music as a medium to subtly teach, using a wide range of styles including pop, rock, folk and even world music elements. Contributors to The Maladaptive Solution include Brad Beard, Michael Carpenter, Michael Giblin, Jimmy Haber and Kylie Whitney.

 The mysterious group are influenced by almost every era and genre of music focus on creating memorable songs with quality production values at the heart of what they do. The track was written in one session but recorded over a number of years and locations showing the hard work and perfectionism that the group put into their music.

As for ‘Ontology (Form and Content), listeners have reported crying, feeling a strong sense of happiness or even a sense of support during a hard time, proving how ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ can be interpreted by the individual in whichever way they wish.

As well as this, the group are keen for their intriguing logo to represent everything they do and their ethos as musicians, wanting it to become as ‘ubiquitous as the Nike swoosh’.

For fans of spiritual-esque folk and rock music, ‘Ontology (Form and Content)’ is a must listen.

Find out more on the band here:

Links:

https://themaladaptivesolution.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/the-maladaptive-solution

https://www.facebook.com/TheMaladaptiveSolution/

https://twitter.com/MldptvSltnMusic

https://youtu.be/h8n7Qx2X6_0

https://www.instagram.com/themaladaptivesolution/

 

‘The Wayfarer’ by Glenn Harrold

You may well recognise the name Glenn Harrold from somewhere and it is likely because as well as a being a talented musician and songwriter, he is also a multi-million selling self help author and hypnotherapist.

However, Glenn has recently taken a diversion from hypnotherapy to focus on releasing music. Much of his work draws on subjects he covers everyday as a self-help guru, including human consciousness, spirituality, peace and love.

Consequently, what Glenn already knows has provided him with the ideal platform for launching his foray into the music industry. For ‘The Wayfarer’, a song inspired by the story of the Peace Pilgrim, Glenn has employed the vocal talents of Dean Rhymes who adds a beautiful sense of emotion to the track. The Peace Pilgrim, otherwise known as Mildred Lisette Norman, was an inspirational figure who spent much of her life trekking across America in pursuit of just one thing: peace.

Glenn’s hypnosis and meditation downloads and Apps have sold over 7 million copies worldwide and are perennial best sellers on Amazon, iTunes, the App Store and Google Play. Glenn has also written 7 books, which have been published by major publishers Orion in the UK and Europe and McGraw Hill in the US. Also, Glenn’s hypnotherapy career has led to him appearing on Steve Wright’s show, Breakfast TV and Five live.

Find out more on Glenn Harrold here:

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/glennharrold.fanpage/

https://www.youtube.com/user/doctorofthemind

https://twitter.com/GlennHarrold

http://www.glennharrold.com/

https://www.instagram.com/glenn_harrold/

Jodie H. Dunn’s ‘I Belong In Hell’

Having tried the talent show route in the past, talented singer-songwriter, Jodie H. Dunn has decided to take a more organic path to get her music out there. Now, after producing her first professionally recorded track, ‘I Belong In Hell’, Jodie has her eyes set on becoming the next home-grown music sensation.

However, it hasn’t always been easy for Jodie. During her school years, she was subjected to terrible levels of bullying which even extended onto social media. This forced her to move schools in the middle of an important exam period, but unfortunately, the online bullying still followed her. Despite this, Jodie has shown determination and character in overcoming this, using her experiences to fuel her deep, heartfelt songs. Not only is there strong subject matter behind her lyrics, but Jodie is gifted with a stunning voice that powers the emotion in her music.

Jodie was always a self-taught musician, singing in the garden and the playground as a child and eventually picking up some skills on the keyboard to help her songwriting. Her passion for getting her thoughts penned down into songs grew during her teenage years and already, at such a young age, Jodie’s inherent talent is undeniable.

‘I Belong In Hell’ may sound somewhat threatening, but Jodie’s debut professional recording is a powerful ballad that exhibits her wide ranging vocals, from soft whispers to powerful chorus-roars. The track was brought to life with the help of Andy Whitmore at Greystoke studios who has worked with the likes of Elton John, Danni Minogue and Peter Andre.

Find out more on Jodie here:

Links:

https://soundcloud.com/jodiehelendunn

https://www.facebook.com/jodiehelendunn/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-EwF7vdFUEFRwGgzk1b5g

https://www.instagram.com/jodiehdunn/?hl=en

 

Pimlican: ‘Runaw’y’

Solo artist, Pimlican, has teamed up with a group of talented musicians to create his catchy new single, ‘Runaw’y’. The experienced musician blends a wide range of genres including R&B, dance and pop to form a unique, yet contemporary sound with urban influences.

His strong song writing skills see him mixing killer hooks with colourful beats, which have earned him airplay on Tom Robinson’s Radio 6 show, BBC Introducing and BBC Radio Leeds.

The inspiration for the name ‘Pimlican’ came from spending many blue moons in Pimlico waiting for appointments with people involved in the music industry. The idea of the collective is to deliver unique live performances which are exemplified in the video for ‘Runaw’y’; therefore, anyone can get involved in Pimlican as long as they help evolve the live show and add something new to the group, never sticking to a completely rigid format.  After releasing the single ‘B’ck 4 More/P’lya’ in late May, Pimlican are set to release the addictive dance pop track ‘Runaw’y’, using rap to compliment the strong vocals and foot-tapping groove.

Find out more on Pimlican here:

Links:

http://www.belgraveroadrecords.com/

https://pimlican.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/belgraveroadrec

https://www.facebook.com/belgraveroadrecords

https://soundcloud.com/pimlican-97234536

James Kennedy’s New Musical Direction

James Kennedy has been living the rock’n’roll lifestyle for a while now, but after constant touring with his alternative-rock band, Kyshera, he found that it was becoming difficult and unfortunately, began to suffer from depression.

Despite this, James took a break which helped him gather his thoughts and led to him writing and recording his new solo album, Home. The process became a sort of therapy for James and the album exhibits some of his best work to date, albeit very different from the hardcore stylings and aggressive sound of Kyshera.

Home shows a side of Kennedy that has clearly looked inwardly to himself for his musical inspiration. There is still a definitive rock sound to his music, but there are elements of pop hooks and more soulful lyric writing that display Kennedy’s versatile range as a musician.

James’ album isn’t out until 31 March, but you can listen to some of his other work on SoundCloud and find out a bit more on him here:

Links:

www.jameskennedystuff.com

www.instagram.com/JamesKennedyUK

www.youtube.com/user/jameskennedystuff

www.twitter.com/JamesKennedyUK

https://soundcloud.com/jameskennedyuk

www.facebook.com/JamesKennedyUK

Pre-order ‘Home’ here:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Home-James-Kennedy/dp/B01MSU8NVI/ref=sr_1_1?s=dmusic&ie=UTF8&qid=1483956658&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0&keywords=james+kennedy

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/home/id1182038899