Four-piece indie rock group the Voodoo Bandits have just premiered their music video for their song ‘Empty Swimming Pools’ via Clash Magazine. They have been featured on Youtube channels to watch such as Fancy Melancholic and Sounds New Sounds Good. The group has a collective stream rate of 140 000 plays thus far. Their debut single was voted as track of the week on Indie Rocks Radio Manchester. Voodoo Bandits have also been included Idobi Radio’s “Anthm” playlist, as well as inclusion in Spotify’s ‘Hot New Bands’ Editorial Playlist. Their previous single ‘Ride The Wave’ premiered via XS Noize, and featured in Indie Central Music, Echoes and Dust, and Music Injection.
The entire group was born and raised in the Bee Gees neighborhood, the Isle of Man. Two members are still residing there, while two are studying at universities in Liverpool and Newcastle. The band consists of band members Ben Donaldson (Rhythm Guitar & Vocals), Corey Vaughan (Lead Guitar), Nathan Vaughan (Drums) and Charlotte Wilby (Bass). Voodoo Bandits have cited musical influences from Circa Waves and Hockey Dad for their energetic and warm atmosphere that they create with their music. Their music video captures the joyful atmosphere and energy of the band and pays homage to the 90’s skateboarding scene.
Voodoo Bandits explains the meaning behind the video, “We wanted to create a fun, easy-going, video that accompanied the vibe of the song. Expressing our personalities as a band; to us the song sounds like a skateboard on a half-pipe, if that makes any sense! So we went down to our local indoor skatepark, grabbed some B-roll of ourselves and some skaters and got jamming! To top it off we used some 90s video cam aesthetics to fit the theme.”
2019 marked the beginning of a new journey for Braxton and as 2020 hits full speed, the British Producer and DJ returns with his debut Colorize EP, “Clockwork”.
The EP, consisting of the tracks ‘Clockwork’, ‘Serac’ and ‘Yoruba’, is an in-depth exploration of house music. Braxton’s unique sonic identity merges prog and deep house sounds effortless, delicately achieving a balance that will draw you in with an ever-evolving groove across the three tracks.
Braxton’s label-debut on Anjunadeep (‘When The Sun Goes Down’), his official remix of Dezza’s ‘Juniper’ and his addition to the Anjunadeep Vol. 11 compilation (‘Chiaroscuro’) earlier this year has resonated with old fans and new listeners, as well as catching the attention of fellow industry tastemakers such as Pete Tong, Danny Howard and MistaJam.
Braxton is no stranger to the club circuit with performances at The Nest, Fabric and The Arch matched by plays from Cristoph, Yotto, John Monkman and Lane 8, whilst past remixes for GRADES, RÜFÜS DU SOL and Tourist lead him on his new path to a deeper sound.
DJ and producer duo Black Caviar have linked up with Dominican rapper Jenn Morel on a culturally diverse and dance-worthy new tune ‘BANG BANG!’. Out Friday, March 20th via Aftercluv, ‘BANG BANG!’ comes just in time to lift spirits around the globe with its rhythmic flare.
Drawing influences from Latin and Middle Eastern sounds, ‘BANG BANG!’ hits hard in all the right places, fusing tribal beats with fierce bilingual wordplay lyrics to create an intense rally-cry of a record. Lending her vocal talents on the single, rapper, singer and songwriter Jenn Morel shows why she has been dubbed one of the fastest rising talents in the Latin music scene.
Earning their highest accolade of an RIAA Gold award on the ‘What’s Up Danger’ track from Spiderman: Into The Spider-Verse, NYC duo Black Caviar has become one of the most sought after producers in the industry. Racking in over 158 million streams to date with their music, they’ve had the ability to work on the new Charlie’s Angels’ movie soundtrack and released a new remix of the Charlie’s Angels Theme Song from the album alongside singles from Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj, Lana Del Rey and more. Black Caviar has worked with A-List artists including Bazzi, Jason Derulo, Alesso, Ava Max, Loud Luxury, Zedd among many others, and have performed at major festivals including EDC Las Vegas, Hangout Festival, Hard Summer and a week-long set of performances during Miami Music Week.
Indiepop duo Firewoodisland have released their self-titled EP, just in time to comfort their concerned fans. Despite the unusual circumstances in the world at the time of the release, the pair have chosen to make the best of things by hosting weekly online concerts from their living room.
“We have entered weird times, with all this self-isolating and fear spreading about Coronavirus. Between news articles and opinions crowding our social media news feeds, it’s hard to escape the panic and confusion. However, social media is an amazing tool and we want to grasp the incredible power of it and use it to spread hope and joy.”
Each show will feature “friends of Firewoodisland” and will be announced with prelinks on Facebook and Youtube.