Ones to Watch: Osheaga Music Festival

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April 29, 2016

In addition to being the highlight of my summer, Osheaga music festival is one of the biggest and best music festivals in Canada. Based in Montreal, the three day festival attracts crowds of up to 40,000 people per day. While many are there for the biggest names in music, including this year’s line-up of Radiohead, Lana Del Rey, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Disclosure and more, there are many up and coming artists that are worth getting excited about.

MusicDash has rounded up a few of the best and newest artists to keep your eye on. So pack your bags, buy your wristbands, and prepare to dance!

1) The Wombats

The Wombats are English indie favourites, but are less well-known across the pond in Canada. However with three albums to their name and an infectious indie rock sound, they are enough to please any crowd. Their latest record Glitterbug was released in 2015, and with catchy tracks including “Your Body is a Weapon” and “The English Summer” are rock & roll at it’s finest grunginess.

2) July Talk

Canadian favourites July Talk are Juno award winning rockstars who have toured with Weezer and Tegan & Sara. With their edgy, punky sound, and unique vocals, one can easily say they are a truly distinct band with a sound all their own. Their stunning debut album was released back in 2012, yet still feels fresh and new in 2016.

3) The Strumbellas

The Strumbellas are another Canadian group that has a very special sound. A blend of pop, indie and alt-folk makes for a wide array of upbeat songs. They have a sonic fingerprint that closely resembles the likes of bands such as The Lumineers (who will also be playing Osheaga) as well as Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros (who played last summer.)

4) The Struts

The Struts are sleek, edgy rock straight out of the 80s. They are the band that could be the next biggest rock and roll group, with an earth shattering sound that is well beyond their young years. There is passion and heart behind every note and lyric, and they march to the beat of their own drum unabashedly staying true to who they are. If you want to see a band that apologizes for nothing and owns it, then this is the act for you.

5) Coleman Hell

Another Canadian who is easing his way into the spotlight, Coleman Hell is making a name for himself by securing gigs including opening for popular Ohio duo Twenty One Pilots.  Although his smash single “Two Heads” is easily his best known track, his other songs also bring together memorable fusions of indie pop and folktronica.

6) Frightened Rabbit

Scottish indie rock band Frightened Rabbit has been around since 2003 and has six albums to their name. With a beautiful melancholy sound, the band effortlessly makes any song sweet and pure. Crowds will be swaying along to the calming melodies of summer bliss.

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TEAfilms Live Sessions announce Volume 5

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

November 25, 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:

get involved

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Robbie Boyd set to perform with Katey Brooks this evening

Editors Choice, Emerging Artists, Events, Events, Featured News, Folk, TEAfilms Live Sessions

June 28, 2015

published-via-LS-finalRobbie Boyd, long time Live Sessions artist and 2015 hotly tipped Singer-songwriter will be performing this evening in Central London – at the Old Queen’s Head in Islington. In his Instagram post earlier today he announced that he’ll be duetting with Katey Brooks before going on to play lots of his own brand new material.

If you haven’t heard Robbie’s brand new 2015 album ‘So Called Man’, have a listen below! And make sure you pop along to his gig this evening – it’s free entry!

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Win a Pair of Guest List Tickets to Misty Millers Next Show

Emerging Artists, Events, Events, Featured News, Rock, TEAfilms Live Sessions

June 26, 2015

Featured Image Photo Credit: Michael Lockheart

published-via-LS-finalMisty Miller has announced that she’ll be performing at New Shapes in London this coming Wednesday 1st July. Supporting her will be Puma Rosa, an exciting new London band consisting of members Isabel Munoz Newsome, Henry Brown, Tomoya Suzuki, Neville James and Peaches Owen. They define their genre as ‘Industrial Spiritual’ and you have a chance to see both artists by winning a pair of guest list tickets that Misty Miller is giving away on her Facebook page! Click the link to enter the contest: Facebook Competition 

New Shapes had this to say about the upcoming event:

“Kick off your July with the driving guitar pop of London’s Misty Miller. New single Happy is a shot of adrenaline melody with lyrics from the heart that will hook straight into your subconscious. Support comes from one of London’s most exciting new bands, PUMA ROSA. Much hype has been starting to grown about these guys so make sure you catch their stunning live show. If you’re a fan of Warpaint or War On Drugs then these guys will be your new favourite band! New Shapes hosts the hottest bands from around the planet at Notting Hill Arts Club on the first Wednesday of each month. All brought to you by the sexy folk of Chess Club, National Anthem, and Neon Gold.”

Click the link to enter Misty Millers contest: Facebook Competition

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Mangoseed to Perform at The Birds Nest venue tonight

Editors Choice, Events, Events, Featured News, R&B/Hip-Hop, TEAfilms Live Sessions

June 19, 2015

published-via-LS-finalLive Sessions artists and music masters ‘Mangoseed’ will be performing at The Birds Nest venue this evening in Central London. If you haven’t heard these guys perform yet, check out the videos below. We sat down with them during Volume One to hear them perform their brilliant cover of The Beatles ‘Here Comes the Sun’ and original song ‘All This Time’.

Mangoseed are a band comprising of a Trinidadian, a Jamaican, an Irish and a Australian. Formed in 2008 by frontman Nicholai La Barrie and guitarist Karlos Coleman, Mangoseed fuse funk guitar riffs and rock bass with a poetical hip hop lyrical delivery to create their own unique sound. They are known for their highly energetic live shows and their electric sound, drawing from genres that range from reggae to funk.

Make sure you don’t miss their show tonight. If you’re in the area, head to The Birds Nest from 7-11pm where you’ll be greeted with FREE entry! –

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Delora announce first run of dates for July tour

Editors Choice, Emerging Artists, Events, Featured News, Pop, TEAfilms Live Sessions

June 12, 2015

published-via-LS-finalGirl Pop Band and Live Sessions artists Delora have announced the first date of their upcoming round of July performances this summer. They’ll be playing at ‘Also Known As’ – the live music venue in Banbury, Oxfordshire. This news comes after the huge success of their single ‘Sober’ which has had huge publicity with plays on all 39 local BBC radio stations in the UK, it was BBC 3 counties track of the week, had it’s first national radio play on XFM, trended at number 6 on the most talked about songs on Twitter via Hype Machine and received over 24,000 views when Delora performed it for us in the Speakman Sound studio in London!

Stay up to date with performance announcements from Delora, here:

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Misty Miller announces Summer residency and first show date at Windmill Brixton

Editors Choice, Emerging Artists, Events, Events, Featured News, News, Singer/Songwriter, TEAfilms Live Sessions

June 5, 2015

published-via-LS-finalMisty Miller has this week announced her Summer residency at Windmill Brixton – The Independents one of ‘Top Ten Venues in the UK’. On their website, Windmill Brixton announced:

‘We’re super pleased to have Misty and her band kick off a summer residency here at the Windmill to air new songs from the forthcoming debut album. Once a month from July through to September, Misty will headline and curate an evening of live bands at her favourite South London venue.’

The first evening of live bands will take place on Thursday 23rd July at 8pm, in the main room. To view the line-up and to purchase tickets, click here: Misty Miller’s Summer Residency

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Shlomo and Ayanna set to perform at Ronnie Scotts, London: Tonight

Events, Featured News, News, TEAfilms Live Sessions

May 31, 2015

published-via-LS-finalLive Sessions artists Shlomo and Ayanna will be joining British soul singer Nate James this evening at Ronnie Scotts of London, in an already fully sold out show. Both Shlomo and Ayanna performed their cover of Bob Marley’s ‘Is This Love’ during Volume 3.

Check it out here:

“Internationally acclaimed beatboxer Shlomo reappears following his sellout show here last year. This time, Shlomo has two very special guests: Soul singer Nate James and incredible singer/songwriter/cellist Ayanna…

A Guinness World Record holder, Shlomo gave up astrophysics to perform his amazing vocal pyrotechnics. It was a good move. Since then he has won global acclaim and worked with some of the biggest names in music including Bjork, Damon Albarn, Jarvis Cocker, Martha Wainwright, Imogen Heap, The Specials, DJ Yoda and even comedians the Mighty Boosh. In the process he has consistently pushed the boundaries of beatboxing, bringing the art form to new and unexpected audiences through such diverse collaborations.” – Ronnie Scotts

We wish them the best of luck! Find out more here: Shlomo & Friends ft Nate James and Ayanna

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Jerry Williams will be supporting Maverick Sabre at The Roof Gardens

Editors Choice, Emerging Artists, Events, Events, Featured News, News, Pop, Singer/Songwriter, TEAfilms Live Sessions

May 19, 2015

published-via-LS-finalJerry Williams has announced today that she’ll be supporting Irish-English singer, songwriter and rapper Maverick Sabre in a show which has fully sold out at The Roof Gardens in London. Having already worked with artists and songwriters including Newton Faulkner, Dan Carey (Miles Kane, Nick Mulvey, Sia) and Carey Willets (Athlete), Jerry is already making considerable steps forward in a career which is destined to be one of the most exciting we’ve experienced so far from a Live Sessions artist. In the previous month alone, Jerry has supported Nathan Sykes on his UK tour and performed at performed at The Great Escape festival in Brighton.

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As we mentioned, tickets for this show are already fully sold out but make sure you follow Jerry Williams at the links below to keep up on her latest shows:

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The Great Escape festival begins today: Violet Skies and Jerry Williams to perform

Editors Choice, Emerging Artists, Events, Events, Featured News, News, Pop, Singer/Songwriter, TEAfilms Live Sessions

May 14, 2015

published-via-LS-finalToday is the day that The Great Escape festival begins in Brighton, running from 14th-16th May 2015. With it comes a huge array of 400 artists presenting new music to packed crowds in 35 of Brighton’s best venues. Included in the line-up are Live Sessions artists and singer-songwriters Violet Skies and Jerry Williams.

‘Singer/songwriter Violet Skies comes from a small town in South Wales. Her sound balances her love for artists she grew up with such as Joni Mitchell, Sting and Paul Simon, and the soundscapes of James Blake and Massive Attack. 2014 saw her play Glastonbury BBC Introducing Stage, a headline London show, open for Grammy Award winners A Great Big World, and release her EP, ‘Dragons’. Violet’s tracks have been played by Huw Stephens on Radio 1, Jamie Cullum BBC Radio 2 and across a number of other stations, as well as features in Hunger Magazine and NME.’ –

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‘Jerry Williams is a 19 year old Singer-Songwriter who draws the inspiration for her lyrics from her life growing up in Portsmouth, her relationships with people and of course boys. There is a freshness to Jerry’s narrative story telling that is striking a note with everyone that comes into contact with her music. Jerry has already worked with top artists and songwriters Including Newton Faulkner, Dan Carey (Miles Kane, Nick Mulvey, Sia) and Carey Willets (Athlete). Recently, Jerry supported The Hoosiers, and was lucky enough to play the main stage at Victorious Festival Portsmouth.’ –

Violet Skies earlier today performed at Patterns, and tomorrow will be performing her set at The Hub – 1:30 to 2pm. Jerry Williams will be at The Spiegelpub tomorrow, 15th, at 6:30 to 7pm and the 16th May at Jubilee Gardens – 8pm t 8:30pm. Good luck to all artists who have and are yet to perform!

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