By admin, 2018-12-24
Singer and songwriter, Dean Lewis is originally from Sydney. He was inspired by the band Oasis while watching their live DVD in 2005, Lewis confesses he spent five years listening to every Oasis song and watching every single video they made ‘til he found his very own language and learned how to write songs.
He debuted in September of 2016 with his first digital single "Waves" in which he talks about how life gets ‘less exciting’ while one grows older. The song was released under the Island Records Australia label, the track was featured in several American TV shows like Suits, Shadowhunters and Riverdale.
"Waves" peaked at position 12 on the Australian ARIA charts receiving a triple platinum certification; it also received five nominations at the ARIA Music Awards in 2017, including "Song of the Year" and "Breakthrough Artist". The EP Same Kind of Different that would feature "Waves" and other hits like "Lose My Mind" and "Chemicals" was released on April 28th of 2017 landing at 27th position on the Australian Albums Charts.
In June of 2018 Lewis released what would be his first number one single "Be Alright" which stood at first position for five consecutive weeks earning a certification of quadruple platinum by ARIA, the single also received platinum certifications in Canada, New Zealand and Sweden. It also entered in the top 10 charts in countries like Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and Norway. This is also his very first single to chart on the United States’ Billboard Charts.
Dean Lewis is currently working on his first full length album, scheduled to be released sometime in 2019.
Don’t miss Dean Lewis on his official social networks to stay tuned for updates, further releases, tour dates and more!
By admin, 2018-12-22
Born in Bristol, England in 1988, he might as well be a prince or part of a royal family just by his full name ‘Conrad Ignatius Mario Maximillian Sewell’, pretty prince-like, don’t you think? This Australian singer-songwriter, based in Brisbane, reached relevance into the music scene in 2015 when he participated in “Firestone” which was a song he wrote for the Norwegian DJ Kygo.
Conrad was born in a family of musicians; his grandparents were singers, who opened shows for The Bee Gees themselves, he started recording demos since the age of 8 years old and participated in a lot of projects along with his school partners. Sewell worked several years to finance his music career, at 18 years old he traveled back to England to record a demo which got him a record deal with a German Label, however, the band didn’t last long.
Sewell decided to not be defeated and moved to Stockholm where he gained interest in composition and studied with several pop music producers. In order to launch his career he decided then to move to LA in 2014 and got a contract with Universal Music Publishing group, he met producer Jamie Hartman and wrote "Start Again" with him.
When "Firestone" happened, Kygo’s public received it very well; the track was a hit in several countries in Europe, including France and Germany. In 2015 the British Phonographic Industry gave the song a platinum certification by selling over 600,000 copies in the UK. The RIAA gave the song a gold certification for selling more than 500,000 copies. Australia also certificated the single with platinum.
In March of 2015 he was the opening act for Ed Sheeran’s X tour in Australia and also Maroon 5’s V tour. In this same year while touring he published “Hold me up” with great success in Australia and a moderated success in USA.
His influences are from soul music which he heard since he was a kid, when he was a teenager he would listen to rock bands such as: The strokes, Coldplay, U2, and Kings of Leon.
These days Conrad is actively promoting his newest singles "Come Clean" and "Healing Hands" from his latest project Ghosts & Heartaches.
Stay tuned for more news, releases, tours and updates in Conrad Sewell's social media.
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By admin, 2018-12-18
Amy Louise Billings, AKA 'Amy Shark' is a singer and composer born in Queensland, Australia. She falls into the indie pop category and has been active since 2016 when her song "Golden Fleece" won the year’s pop song at the Queensland Music Awards. She started touring right away, and in the same year published the "Adore" single, along with a Silverchair cover "Miss You Love".
Amy Shark signed a contract with Sony Music Australia in November of 2016 after being a huge success on Triple J with her single "Adore" and in March of 2017 she published her second official single "Weekends" after her debut EP Night Thinker reached position number 2 on the ARIA charts. In the same year she won in both the 'Artist of the Year' and the 'Song of the Year' categories at the Gold Coast Music Awards. Amy was also named 'Next Apple Music Artist' by Apple Music.
During the year of 2018 Amy was invited to perform on 'The Late Show with James Corden' and 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon' in which she sang "Adore", and was also invited to participate on Love, Simon an original movie soundtrack, with a song called "Sink in". On April 11th, her single "I Said Hi" was premiered through Triple J, then the following day, it was released. Come July 13th, Shark would release her first full-length album Love Monster under the Sony Music Entertainment label, which features her smash hit singles "Adore" and "All Loved Up".
Amy Shark has several scheduled tour dates for 2019, starting in the UK, then Belgium, Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, and finally her homeland Australia.
You can stay up-to-date on what Amy's doing and more by checking out her official website and liking or following her social accounts.
By admin, 2018-12-14
Born in Western Australia in 1990, winner of the 2018's seventh season of 'The Voice Australia' with a very original act formed by a loop station, an effect pedal, a microphone (which he uses to create layers of vocal harmonies), beats, effects, and beat box; this a one man act! Seriously, who needs a band when you're this talented?
When he audition for The Voice Australia he didn't do it for the sake of winning the whole thing, he even stated that he did it in order to get more followers and get some people to like what he was up to, and for gaining respect. Little did he know that destiny had better and bigger plans for him because he not only won the contest but he also got a prestigious recording contract with Universal Records.
"Trust Myself" was the first digital single he released under the Universal label right after he won the contest, the single was a moderated success in the Australian charts reaching 78th position in the ARIA singles chart.
Perry also has a background career as an Urban Circus performer; in 2013 he was cast by Onyx Productions' for a tour in Australia which had more than 70 scheduled performances and which success took the show to Germany with great achievement resulting in 25 almost sold out shows. In 2014 he premiered "The word is…" a non-stop vocal soundscape awarded with a four stars review by The West Australian and Fringe World Music Award. On top of that he has participated in four consecutive years in the Fringe Festival being the 2017's edition his fourth time.
On November 16th 2018 he started his Australian national tour titled "Not a DJ" in which he also launched a small competition to find new talented artists to go with him on the tour. As someone who knows the struggles of stepping into the music scene and starting out as a local artist from a small town he has shown his desire to support emerging performers and musicians by joining him in their cities on his tour around Australia.
For more updates, further releases, tour dates and performances visit all Sam Perry's official networks:
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By admin, 2018-09-03
Luna13 are back with a brand new album, G.O.A.T Witch, which managed to reach the top five selling albums rank on Amazon right after its release.
Devil's Wrath, one of the singles from the album, proved some other great success for the Californian duo.
The video for the single, directed by music video veteran Vicente Cordero, gained more than 100,000 views within the first 3 weeks of its release on YouTube.
It is no wonder Luna13 are steadily gaining the attention of the public.
If their creative blend of EDM and Black Metal was enough to create a controversial but substantial buzz, the success Lilith Bathory and Dr. Luna are now experimenting is largely due to their authenticity.
They made it no secret: Luna13 founders and members believe in what they sing. Music, to them, is an expression of their spirituality, no matter how controversial this might sound to the mainstream world.
The music video for Devil's Wrath is not only a well-executed short movie, where director Cordero did a brilliant job interpreting the lyrics and delivering the overall theme through powerful images. There is way more to it.
"The video was shot in Wrightwood, California, where I used to live," Dr. Luna explains, "While we left most of the artistic choices to the director Vicente Cordero, we demanded to shoot in that particular location."
Dr. Luna goes on explaining why that spot is so important to him.
"When Wrightwood was my home, I used to live in another place too: Ahmednagar, India, traveling back and forth from there to California. It was a very spiritual phase of my life, I also slept in a coffin at night for 3 years."
Dr. Luna reveals how, at the time, while writing music, he was fully concentrated on the worshipping of the dark goddess Kali, following the ancient teachings of his spiritual mentor, the monk of a Hinduist Aghori tribe, mostly known for its mysterious practices, including the Skull Meditation.
"I would often meditate with a human skull under a tree in the forest, in the back of my house in Wrightwood, right where the video was shot," he adds.
As ghastly as it may sound, Skull Meditation is an ancient and common spiritual practice among Aghoris and, like most of their rituals, it is simply aimed at clearing all fears.
But people are often short-sighted and, especially in smaller communities, they tend to jab at anyone considered weird or strange.
"Some hikers saw me meditating with the skull and told others in the city that a witch was meditating with a skull," Dr. Luna goes on explaining, "The locals closed doors on me, so I eventually sold my house and moved to Hollywood."
So why did Luna 13 decide to shoot their music video in that particular place?
The video starts with what looks like a witch-hunt situation, with a blindfolded, tied down woman (Bathory herself) being carried into the woods by other threatening women in creepy caps.
Can you see the parallelism?
That spot is quite important to the other half of Luna 13 too.
Lilith Bathory, known as a model, vocalist and burlesque dancer too, used to live in the same area.
"I used to work in a Horror Fun House not far from there," Lilith explains. "I worked as an evil doll. My duty was scaring the hell out of people."
When Dr. Luna and Lilith Bathory met, they found a perfect match for each other.
"We thought that us coming together would be a real horror show of people truly dedicated to the dark arts," Dr. Luna says.
Luna13 surely succeeded in branding themselves as villains but always keeping it real and authentic.
Watch the video HERE
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