Song Academy Young Song-Writer Winner, Judge, and Ambassador Sophie Griffiths has a huge social following in the hundreds of thousands! Thanks to her consistency and quality always being top of the market, fans all over the world fully appreciate and support her talent. Naturally, the music sounds great with her professional voice and skilled writing working together every time. Sophie Griffiths has enchanted audiences at plenty of live shows plus she even recorded vocals for a Sky TV show.
It begins with a sustain growing into keyboard tones. Emotion laden singing rhymes and rolls to the bass drum kicking patiently in the middle-ground. Chords throw the melody into new shapes as the chorus unfurls on ribbons of nostalgia and warm memories. Bass and percussion take the lead as Sophie Griffiths continues to hammer out the harmonies in graceful lines of controlled perfection.
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It's a privilege to be in Turkey today and reviewing this latest single from Smitech Wesson. The Istanbul based DJ and music producer has already gained thousands of followers and streams for his cutting-edge sounds. Fans will remember the huge Your Dark Skies that touched our horizons on all directions. The art-form of electronic music is made relevant and purposeful through the composition of moving and powerful pieces. Once more, Smitech Wesson delivers justice to this constantly evolving genre.
The first number enters on lush tones that vibrate with wholesome resonances. A delicate yet beautiful female voice begins with melody and charming poise. The rhythm gathers speed, rising to meet the bass before driving synth-wave tones peel across the driving pulse. New layers of rhythm find spot-perfect gathering places as new shimmering tones dapple like moonlight on ripples. Piano and voice then assert themselves in a sensual new take on the first passages, decorated with the energy lingering from the hook, we're once again plunged into the awesome dance section, dripping with groove and sensation.
Leyla is next, soaring in on funnels of warm air. Muted keyboards chime a melodious chant as the rhythm section breaks with intelligence and expert pause. The main delivery begins, thumping bass with high-end poly-rhythms elevate the tuneful repetitions that whirl like dancers on raised platforms. Shadowy sections illuminated by heart-beat and breathing like depths of sound spiral up into towering levels of full-on reverence to the rhythm.
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The Last Siren
Break The Noose
Based in the South of England, Jayke Turl A.K.A The Last Siren is broadcasting his latest killer single. This prolific musician has been a regular face as the bassist in The Smoking Prophets and as The Kut's guitar player on several occasions. The Last Siren is a metal-hardcore project headed up by the man himself and is already making huge gains with fans amassing everywhere.
The music opens with a roar of distortion, it growls into a guitar-riff that chugs with awesome shredding as the drums hit the target. Harmonious layers of riff spiral through the intro section and lead straight into The Last Siren Jayke Turl's screaming vocals. Emotionally charged and focussed into shrapnel, the drilling power of the track carries forward through the walls of cool. Inventive drum-breaks and synchronous riff changes continually thrash out patch-work structures of rock and metal that reach out as we soar past them.
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Don't Come Undone
It's easier said than done, yet Chip Wars make it look so easy! Formed in a garage about five years ago, these songwriting superheroes have already made it past the 100,000 streams milestone! How do they do it? They sound amazing, that's how. Full on energy and excellent composition bring their purpose to life with a fantastic alt-rock sound.
The music starts with a full-on bass riff that's bumped up by rocking drums. Fantastic power-chords then ring out in a punky groove as the heavy beat continues. Something falls back in the mix as the guitar begins to pick and a smooth vocal calls through the airwaves. Harmonising layers of song build up with a compositional progression through emotive tones. The bass begins to chant its rhythmic purpose once more and the guitars punch out the next heavy section. Back to a verse with a real sense of the 1980s and a passionate sense of being real. Chiming harmonics and tuneful bells evaporate into the next chorus, building on the impetus from before and now with extra swagger and vocals. Breaking down with a melodic interlude, harmonising vocals make a point of the message. Don't Come Undone is such a dynamic and interesting track that sounds great from start to finish.
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The trio of brothers from Ireland have just released their latest single. About vice and life, Red Line offers up a punchy synthesiser led pop number that makes use of smashing rhythms and evocative subject matter. Made as a party anthem, it's one of those high-energy productions that get people into bands. This trio of hard-working musicians have been preparing for this since they were little. Always working together and making the band official back in 2017, in a previous incarnation they even appeared on TV playing traditional instruments.
The music begins with quirky sounds built from effects and vocals. Chanting then overtakes the blur, vivid words with poignant meanings throw the phonics into the scene as a dub-step style synth bass cranks up a throbbing groove. Vocals continue to cast conjuring energy into a hedonistic sensation as vibrant synths build and electrify each passing verse. A dynamic of abstraction reinvents the momentum of the track as the chorus finds plenty of room to assert itself.
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You've seen them at Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, Life and Forbidden Fruit, Mother Pride, Love Sensation, New York's House of Yes, the Dublin Olympia, and now Sound Read Six. Ireland's PrYmary Colours are a great stage act with a catchy feel-good sound. This latest track wants to get the ball rolling in the right direction for society as a whole. So many traumas lie beneath the surface which manifest in cruelty and misunderstandings. It's time to dig them up and put them in their rightful places. Behind us. Irish Times New Act Of The Week two times over, and with over 13,000 monthly listeners on Spotify alone, PrYmary Colours push forward The Movement.
A breezy section of pipes and flutes bring out a fun and melodious introduction. Rhythm rises with hand claps and thumping bass. The vocal hits with a fiery delivery. Attitude and intensity swoosh through the vocals as funky chords and bass lift the song to a dancing energy. Harmonies and rhythm shifts over silky breaks give this track a momentous character as disco sensations and easy to find rhythms bash the feet to progressive compositions. Anthemic and empowering, it's an irresistible power song for those who are looking for big changes.
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Always a dancer, Mia Hope was shuffling her feet as soon as she could walk. It didn't take long for her innate abilities to become the direction for her future. Studying at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, Mia Hope established herself as a talented and hard-working professional. Now she writes her own material, inspired by heroes such as Amy Winehouse and Lady Gaga, Mia Hope's uplifting personality shines through as she pens music to the style of pop and disco-house.
With a flurry of vocals, beats and synth break the scene and the tempo revs to a catchy groove. Mia Hope just belts it out with massive shifts in pitch. Her brilliant range dances from bar to bar doing backflips and somersaults with effortless grace to hit the hook lines and keep the energy flying. The music progresses with a calm pause, bringing our focus back to the middle, before the main chorus fires up one more time to get us all moving. A fantastic dance number with torrents of tangible synthesiser that ripples with sunlight as Mia Hope ices the cake.
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A real pro on the stage, Jaayns has developed a unique and well-rounded style by performing in various genres over the years. Finding a niche in electronica, she struck gold when her debut EP achieved radio play around the nation. She now presents her new single, Real Things. Calling back to indie music from the 90s while retaining her synonymous sound, this latest single wants to support individuality in the world where media tries to put you in uniform. Not our media, though, we love independent and open minded artists.
Sumptuous synths and sultry drums open as Jaayns' fantastic voice pours across the sculpture. Melodic and ASMR inspiring vocals snugly fit around us like warming arms. A surge of music bubbles up from subconscious passages with new bass layers and elevation of melody. The chorus hits us like a warm breeze, washing away the dust of previous hurts. A beautiful song with unique design, Real Things is like expensive honey.
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Flesh & Blood
Since working with luminary greats such as Celtic Woman on her Grammy nominated album Destiny and touring relentlessly with The Kilkennys, Davey Long prepares to launch his new album. Already gaining huge attention for his solo productions, including being used in charity adverts, the latest track comes out today. What a build-up, not many musicians can claim to have built on such solid foundations. Featuring Dave Gough on bass guitar, Rob Larkin on keyboards, Shane O’Dwyer and Eoin Drennan on guitars, with James Delahunty on synth, the sound is fit to burst with talent and skill.
The music begins with a vocal and piano draped over angular drums. Bass arrives with the snare on wings of clarity as the piano melody opens further. The vocals join with exploration of scale and tone, the progression snakes forward as sleek electric blues guitar vibes with uplifting strokes. The chorus rolls by like a special scene in a longer story that continues. On we go, on a boat of emotions as Davey Long and his brilliant band demonstrate their drama in the sounds of city nights.
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From Tsk Tsk
Taken from their top-drawer album Tsk Tsk, SOMEFINN's Contact brings the business once again. Their touring schedule has gone to 11 since venues opened their doors and it's no surprise. The band have been enjoying an exciting ride since the release of the album, and their singles do their bit to reach new fans over the hills and far away. Since forming SOMEFINN, Irish Choice Music nominee and lead vocalist Paul Finn gathered his people and put the connections to perfect use. There is a music video on the horizon featuring award-winning dancer Arlene Caffrey that's amazing, and for now we can all enjoy the radio edit.
Juicy guitars and dramatic percussion bring out an 80s rock feel then Paul Finn opens the song with vocals to match. Emotional Tears for Fears style expression frames a melodic and introspective vibe that twinkles beyond vibrant guitars and harmonising keyboards. Layers of melody hide beneath the front row, weaving subtle plots beyond the main story. Story-line lyrics spin like thread and link casual feelings to the main chorus, a fist-pumping floor-bouncing sing-a-long chain of cheer.
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