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Ones to watch: Kojey Radical

Editors Choice, Ones to Watch

16th August 2016

(Article originally published 10.05.2016. Updated 16.08.2016)

Kojey Radical’s words have meaning. Residing in East London and paving the way for his unique career in the already thriving UK Rap Scene, his sincere work speaks volumes about how he got to where he is now.

Arriving at the Speaking Sound studio with band and manager at his side, it’s clear that quality is high on the list of priorities for Kojey and his band. After an hour of soundcheck he’s ready to perform for TEAfilms Live Sessions with as much raw talent and commitment that you hear in his published tracks.

Kojey’s music speaks for itself. Find the videos of his session below:

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Music Manager Scooter Braun weighs in on US gun control

Breaking, Business, Editors Choice, News

13th June 2016

Scooter Braun, manager to some of the biggest artists in the music industry, has just joined the conversation on gun control in the US. He gave his thoughts via an Instagram post featuring an image with the text ‘WE CAN DO MORE’ – this is following the Orlando night club shooting this week, the deadliest shooting in US history which left 50 people dead and 53 injured.

He said:

“Last night I was thinking about our nation…my son…this world…what I am contributing to it.. And I posted this…and today I post it again. I’m not asking Americans to lose rights..I’m not asking everyone to turn in their guns. I’m asking my fellow Americans to acknowledge we need a system to protect our future and the freedoms we claim to hold so dear.”

“We need gun control laws to add to our freedoms not take away. We need to make the right decisions for the next generation. I have so much more to say but for now all I will say is how many more speeches and tragedies will it take? We only get a certain amount of time on this earth and our responsibility is to our kids.”

“How can we look our sons and daughters in the eye with all we have now seen and not try? Not try to better this world for THEM!? We are better than this. God bless America.. But God isn’t going to change this… He gave us free choice. Let’s choose to make a difference.”

Last night I was thinking about our nation…my son…this world…what I am contributing to it.. And I posted this…and today I post it again. I’m not asking Americans to lose rights..I’m not asking everyone to turn in their guns. I’m asking my fellow Americans to acknowledge we need a system to protect our future and the freedoms we claim to hold so dear. We need gun control laws to add to our freedoms not take away. We need to make the right decisions for the next generation. I have so much more to say but for now all I will say is how many more speeches and tragedies will it take? We only get a certain amount of time on this earth and our responsibility is to our kids. How can we look our sons and daughters in the eye with all we have now seen and not try? Not try to better this world for THEM!? We are better than this. God bless America.. But God isn’t going to change this… He gave us free choice. Let’s choose to make a difference.

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Blossoms perform ‘Charlemagne’ on BBC Introducing Stage at #BigWeekend

Breaking, Emerging Artists

31st May 2016

Image: Gaz Jones

breaking-article-logo-transBlossoms, the five piece band from Stockport have performed their single ‘Charlemagne’ on the BBC Introducing stage at BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend. Not seen it yet? It sounded beautiful. Watch below:

Here’s what we had to say about them in our 2016 Predictions:

‘Hailing from Stockport, Blossoms sounds a bit like Arctic Monkeys or The Stone Roses subjected to old school pop psychedelia. Perhaps more rock than pop. The band formed in 2013, pulling on several genres. With ‘Charlemagne’ they definitely proved they have earned their own sound. Blossoms are heading out on a UK headline tour in early 2016, with their EP At Most A Kiss released on February 19th.’

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Honne announce UK tour / new album ‘Warm On A Cold Night’

Breaking, Editors Choice, Emerging Artists

26th May 2016

breaking-article-logo-transPop electronica duo Honne have announced a new UK tour. After the success of their latest release, the EP ‘Gone Are The Days’, they’ve spent their time creating a debut album called ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ – due for release on July 22nd 2016 on iTunes, CD and Vinyl. These guys are brilliant. Here’s what we had to say about them in our 2016 Predictions:

‘The pop electronica duo Andy and James, origins from Somerset Wiltshire. After two EPs in 2014, they released both Coastal and Over Lover EPs all on their own through Tatemae Recordings. The soulful vibes and soft tunes cradle the sharp lyrical universe. Radio 1’s Annie Mac is a big fan, and a quick listen to a couple of their songs proves just how creative freedom does not have to negate radio friendly tunes. Their new EP Gone Are The Days comes out at the end of January.’

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You can buy tickets to their UK tour here: 

Pre-order the new album ‘Warm On A Cold Night':

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/WarmOnAColdNight
CD – http://smarturl.it/WarmOnAColdNightCD
Vinyl – http://smarturl.it/WarmOnAColdNightLP

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Blossoms Band announce self titled debut album

Breaking, Editors Choice, Emerging Artists

23rd May 2016

Blossoms, the Stockport based band that we predict will make it big during 2016 (MusicDash Predictions) have announced the release of their self titled debut album, due out on Friday 5th August. In a post to Facebook, the group stated that it would be available on signed CD, signed limited edition gatefold vinyl and digital download.

If you pre-order a copy of the album via their official store, you’ll be entered into a competition to watch Blossoms perform a special home town show at Stockport Plaza, midnight, on the day of the album release. You can pre-order a copy here: http://po.st/BfbeC

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Jerry Williams returns with single ‘Mother’

Emerging Artists, News, Singer/Songwriter

13th May 2016

She’s back! Jerry Williams returns with a brand new single, ‘Mother’. It’s the first since her Cold Beer EP last year and it didn’t disappoint. Light, upbeat indie pop – the track is a catchy mix that we’ve come to enjoy from Jerry, while tackling a serious theme underneath the surface.

Have a listen:

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A session with Sophia Gripari

Emerging Artists, Ones to Watch, TEAfilms Live Sessions, Videos

10th May 2016

Ten past four at the Speaking Sound studio in North London and singer songwriter Sophia Gripari is warmly welcomed by the TEAfilms Live Sessions team. Strumming the chords to Justin Biebers Sorry during rehearsal like she’s being playing the song her whole life, Sophia’s experience and comfort being in front of the camera shines through despite her younger age compared to most artists with her level of musical aptitude. Her dedication to the craft is apparent in the videos published. Check them out:

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TEAfilms Live Sessions announce Volume 5

Behind the Scenes, Business, Events, Featured News, Sessions, TEAfilms Live Sessions

25th November 2015

TEAfilms Live Sessions have announced Volume 5, due for release in 2016. The media platform recently published The Parkas studio sessions, completing Volume 4 with a line-up including The Honey Ants, Augustus, Olivia’s Owls and others; carefully selected to showcase the best that music has to offer.

Published to the platforms social media pages yesterday, the company announced that it was looking for ‘the next generation of creatives to come on board and join the team’ ahead of what is bound to be an exciting year ahead for TEAfilms.

The team are looking for bloggers, photographers, web developers, events managers, label producers and marketers. If interested, contact: Hello@TEAfilmsLiveSessions.com

get involved

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The Honey Ants - You Can Calll Me Al

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TEAfilms Live Sessions Release New Video With The Honey Ants

Behind the Scenes, Featured News, Sessions, TEAfilms Live Sessions

14th August 2015

TEAfilms Live Sessions have this week released a brand new cover video featuring The Honey Ants performing ‘You Can Call Me Al’. This new upload is a continuation from their brilliant Volume 4 lineup so far which includes artists Delora, Burnz and Eden Roxx. The Honey Ants filmed their session in The Speaking Sound studio in London earlier this month.

The band are made up of John Grimsey and Rebecca Hamer. “The Shepherd’s Bush duo formed back in the spring of 2013 and have since built a reputation on the London live circuit for their knock-out shows. Their unique sound, build around exquisite bittersweet harmonies, has developed from its folk roots into something much more complex and dark – elements of Southern gospel and country blend with London attitude.” – Facebook

Live Sessions are yet to release The Honey Ants original song and their behind the scenes next week – stay tuned and subscribe for the latest – bit.ly/SubscribeToLiveSessions

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Instagram launches @music – account dedicated to exploring music around the globe

Business, Editors Choice, News

1st May 2015

*Featured photo by Instagram.com/sachalecca*

On April 29th the social network Instagram officially launched their first category specific account dedicated to exploring music around the globe. The internally run page labelled ‘Instagram @music’ will join the existing @Instagram account in promoting the creative work of the networks over 300 million users and 60 million photos posted per day.

“The music community is –– and always has been –– an important part of Instagram. For the past four years, we have become the home for artists big and small –– a place where people across the musical spectrum come to share stories, reveal their creativity and connect directly with fans. Today we’re launching @music, a new account dedicated to exploring music around the globe, from those who create it to the community around it.”

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“Each week, we’ll take a look at the musical experience on Instagram. That means showing you a different side of artists you know and love, like Questlove (@questlove), and introducing you to up-and-coming talents from around the world, like Tricot (@ikkyu193). It means highlighting music photographers, album illustrators, instrument makers and, of course, fans. In the Instagram tradition, we will also welcome community participation with a new, music-themed monthly hashtag project.”

Instagram Music“Music is a huge part of all of our lives here at Instagram. It’s a passion of ours, and we know it’s a passion of yours. So follow along at @music –– we think you’ll discover something new. — Kevin Systrom, Founder and CEO” – The Instagram Blog

It’s been two days since the account started publishing content and it already has a following of over 62,000. Check it out here: Instagram.com/music

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