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ColoRising Interview with So Below

Madeline North, who records under the moniker of So Below, has been capturing fans and music critics alike since making her grand debut with the song ‘Drift’ a couple years back. Fostering her goth-pop sound, the New Zealand-born bombshell elegantly takes listeners on a voyage using nocturnal rhythms as the soundscape.

ColoRising Interview with PILLARS

PILLARS music represents an introspective reflection of the self – past, present and future. Inspired by the Christian pillarists’ mission of self-discovery, the Lancaster-raised, now London-based singer has also taken flight on a personal journey of exploration.

PILLARS first made her debut with the sparkling single ‘Attacker’. Using vocal harmonies like instruments in themselves, the minimal cut was followed by the haunting track ‘You Got This’. Although her 2015 track ‘Woman Without Her Love’ was nothing short of eargasmic, two years later PILLARS would redefine herself with ‘Honest People’. Releasing her EP with the same title, the record is the looking in the mirror, coming to terms with the battles of mental health, as well as the recovery periods. Extremely personal, PILLARS’ music can not only be considered her beautiful therapy, but inspiration for others to move through their own struggles.

ColoRising Mixes 35: Sephine Llo

London, UK There is a reason why Josephine Lloyd-Wilson aka Sephine Llo has been heavily praised and supported by magazines around the globe and entities such as BBC Radio 3 – she is just that good. Classically trained on the piano and violin, not to mention singing itself, her music is rich with arrangements, bursting with a vivid beauty like a musical painting. Hard to place in one category regarding genre, that is the magic in itself, it’s not simply pop or post-classical, it’s just well… Read more […]

ColoRising Mixes 34: BDY_PRTS

BDY_PRTS are the Glasgow-based duo comprised of Jill O’Sullivan and Jenny Reeve. Whilst their music is dubbed electro future-pop, the visual and performance aspects of the group are also what complete the overall experience. Releasing a batch of fire hot pop records including their latest cut ‘Warrior’, their sound is experimental yet accessible, producing a picture perfect balance, with the artistry always at the forefront. BDY_PRTS will release their debut album ‘Fly Invisible Hero’ on November 24th via Aggrocat Records.

ColoRising Interview with Dumb Lovers

If you stripped away the best elements of pop, new wave, post-punk, art rock and even a dash of indie, stir them around in pot and serve them as one consolidated dish on a plate, what you would get is the music of Bournemouth band Dumb Lovers. Comprised of Megan Rees and Robin Clark, their sound is sheer audible sexiness with the possibility of soundtracking everything from hedi underground clubs to runway shows. Their fashionable presence command instant attention with each member also being skilled visual artists. Dumb Lovers truly provide a full listening and visual experience.

ColoRising Interview with RBECKA

Rebecka Rydgren aka RBECKA is an accurate representation of the pop greatness that Sweden has to offer. Hailing from Järfälla, the rising star hit the ground fully running with her 2016 debut single ‘Should Have Surrendered’. A darker cutting of the pop spectrum, her follow-up ‘Be The One’ contained all the right added ingredients that could help elevate a song straight to the top of the charts. Her current track ‘Raindrops’ finds the singer sounded better than ever, possessing a confidence and vocal impact that can surely compete with any popular artist presently in the music business.

ColoRising Interview with Bruno Martini

Bruno Martini has been called the next superstar to emerge out of Brazil fostering international status. However, if you examine the history of the São Paulo-born musician, DJ, producer and actor, then global stardom would seen inevitable.

The son of musician Gino Martini of Double You fame, he exploded on the scene as a teenager signed to Disney Records as a member of the group College 11 with band mate Mayra Arduini. Releasing their self-titled debut LP in 2012 and 2015’s ‘Que Talento!’, The group would go on to tour with the likes of Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato, earning Platinum status with sells and chart placement.

ColoRising Mixes 33: Bella McKendree

London-based singer Bella McKendree makes music that is touching and heartfelt, delivered from the depths of her soul. Also a pianist, her graceful flair for bringing forth songs that blossom with beauty spearheaded by her angelic voice, has critics throughout the press captured in the palm of her hands.

Joining forces with Grammy Award-winning production extraordinaire Brett Shaw, Bella McKendree is set to release her debut EP ‘Waiting’. Comprised of four songs in total, the emotive record finds the musical heroine baring her truths to the world.

ColoRising Interview with Lots Holloway

Lots Holloway isn’t your everyday, run of the mill singer. She is an artist who has chosen to use her gift to spark conversation and movement around issues that are important of today, as well as delivering a window into the self. The Cornwall-born, London-based wonder is a powerhouse entity, not only blessed with a graceful voice, but is an insanely skilled multi-instrumentalist and producer.

Releasing her debut single ‘World’s On Fire’ earlier this year, the emotive pop record was a vivid slice of social commentary touching on the present global state that we’re all witnessing and living. Her follow-up song ‘Is Anything Real Anymore’ was another incredible and masterful offering of pop constructed with stunning orchestration and again insightful lyrics. Lots Holloway’s current track ‘Stay A Little Longer’ finds the artist spawning a darker sound swirling together indie and trip-hop-inspired electronica, bridging a 90s sound the now.

ColoRising Mixes 32: Griff Lynch

Aside from having recorded amazing music with the Welsh band Yr Ods, Griff Lynch has continued to create cultural bridges, performing songs in his native language, reeling listeners into the utterly magnificent offerings from the beautiful Wales land. Musically gliding between everything ranging from indie to electronica, it would do injustice to try to pin Griff Lynch down to any one specific box. However, his flawless tying between sometimes not so happy themes with contrasting, vibrant rhythms is a part of the listening wonder.