J Carlyle releases highly-praised single ‘Intruder Alert’

March 11, 2021 Admin 0

Emily Lindsell

J Carlyle’s new single ‘Intruder Alert’, released February 5th, has already accumulated huge amounts of praise from listeners and critics alike, with BBC Introducing dubbing the track an “Absolute Banger”!

J has been involved in the musical scene since the young age of 15, when he started writing his own songs in-line with a few of the different genres he enjoyed. The influences of these genres have stuck with J as he has begun to release his own music – dancehall, R&B and grime to name a few! Incorporating these styles into his own creations has lead to J feeling as though he’s finally found his place within music, releasing tracks that he was born to make and put out into the world.

However, the influences of genres he grew up around aren’t the only thing that can be clearly heard through his music. J has such a positive outlook on life that he’s now bringing to his music as his tracks ooze positive vibes and feel-good tempos, something that is influenced from his ..

How Travel Photography Keeps Our Adventure Spirits High In A Lockdown

March 11, 2021 Admin 0

2020 was not a great year for travel. Cursed by a global pandemic, summer holidays, new destinations and international explorations were well and truly off the cards.

With travel restrictions in place for the last 12 months our appetite for new experiences, places and people has grown immensely.

The adventurer in us all has suffered greatly, leaving many down in the dumps and craving the joys of travel.

A shining light in all this doom and gloom, and our knights in shining armour, are the travel photographers sharing their works with the world.

Keeping our spirits high, travel photographers allow us to experience the wonders of the world through the lens of a camera.

Perhaps the best part of travel photography is the way it takes us around the globe in a matter of minutes. We can see art shows of Peru, the streetlights of Singapore and the zoos of Mumbai all whilst sitting at our desks.

If only real travel was so quick and easy!

Travel photography reminds us of all the incredibl..

You’ll Miss it When It’s Gone – How Lockdown Shows the Need for Photography

March 8, 2021 Admin 0

The art of photography has both benefitted and suffered since everyone has their own camera in their back pocket. Yes, more people are taking photos than ever but the artistry and skill is largely, put politely, rather lacking. Lockdown has seen us suffer in many ways, ways we would almost certainly never have expected. The simplest things such as the hustle and bustle of your local high street and the oddness, quirkiness and joy of everyday life has been stifled and we find ourselves now missing what we foolishly took for granted. Not so photographer David Hicks, whose skill in capturing transient, fleeting moments of humans and their impact on the world around them shows not just the artistry of the medium but also its importance to our psyche and morale.

There’s a particular gallery which caught our attention, entitled ‘Waiting for Something to Happen’ (perhaps in retrospect it should be ‘if only we knew something was going to happen’). Across a series of black and white images, th..

Science & Art – Ever Realised How Closely Connected They Really Are?

March 8, 2021 Admin 0

Science and Art, at surface value, may be taken as polar opposites.

Physics is a precise, complex and heavily numerical subject. Art however is expressive, a show of human creativity and emotion.

With the rapid approach of British Science Week (5th March-12th March 2021) I began to consider just how different the two were. When you delve a little deeper, you’ll be surprised to find actually how much the two really do have in common.

British Science Week champions the innovation of the sciences and their immensely progressive nature. Both Physics and Art also require that innovation, a bravery to think beyond what is known and discover the new, the exciting.

Science is an attempt to explain the world around us, and art is an attempt to express and interpret the world around us. When you examine the two closely, their paths greatly intersect.

And I’m not the only one to reach this conclusion! Artwork Abode put it best, ‘Though these subjects and methods have different traditions, an..

Lexxicon set to release hit EP ‘Bashment SZN’

March 7, 2021 Admin 0

Bashment SZN, the multi-genre EP curated by Lexxicon, is set to release April 7th. With a perfect mix of Bashment, Dancehall, Tropical R&B and Grime, Lexxicon touches up on his long time influences, PartyNextDoor and Swae Lee, to bring a sound that is familiar yet so distinctly him.

Lexxicon’s music style and production are heavily influenced by his Jamaican roots, as he’s mastered the skill of mixing multiple genre’s and styles with sounds found within his home and culture. Bashment SZN is the type of music you want to hear when you’re in a good mood and feeling motivated, as you won’t be able to stop yourself from jumping and dancing to the upbeat tracks. This type of feel-good energy is exactly what is needed to get through the rest of the pandemic!

The lead single from the EP, Pon di Floor, was released on February 26th – which you can listen to here. Pon di Floor is the perfect teaser for what the rest of Bashment SZN will bring, giving you a taste of the high energy, uptempo st..

Feeling The Chaos? Discover The Artist Who Wants To Prove That Art Really Does Relieve Stress & Motivates – Dmitry Tells All

February 9, 2021 Admin 0

The combination of a background in Physics & Maths as well as a PHD focusing on brain and nerve fibre dynamics, may not immediately shout art & emotions to many but read on! Contemporary abstract artist Dmitry has successfully managed to overcome his own personal challenge of analytical control combined with natural emotions to release the power of emotional art. It is as if these two opposite spectrums have collided to create a moment of powerful realisation for Dmitry’s art – he captures a moment and expresses his feelings of harmony between the intangible and the tangible through his ‘Emotional Painting’.

Dmitry is an honest and passionate artist who truly believes that art can help us to create positive and powerful emotions. When we sit in front of a piece of art that magically captures our attention it can ignite so many different emotions translated from the artist to us. The German Expressionist Kandinsky reminded us how ‘The artist must train not only his eye but also his sou..

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How Does A Photograph Stand Out In A World Of ‘Photographers – Can Photojournalist David Hicks Help You To Stand Out?

February 1, 2021 Admin 0

In a world where cameras are at our fingertips, tucked away in our pockets at all times, just how does a photograph remain unique and innovating?

Anyone can take a photo, perhaps not a good one, but with the wonders of modern technology the means to do so are widely available to all. Has this accessibility meant a loss in authenticity to the world of photography?

I would beg to differ. Whilst indeed anyone can take a photo, not everyone can capture the magic of a moment.

A photograph is more than the snapping of an iPhone camera, it is the snapshot of a single second that tells an entire story in just one frame, this is not necessarily an easy photographic technique but perhaps more the eye of an inquisitive photographer.

Good photographs require depth, texture and genuine feeling; something the simple click of a button won’t give you, it is far more than just clever photographic technique.

Take the works of photojournalist David Hicks. Hicks captures fascinating imagery, full of ..

James Fox introduces us to the music that saved him in brand new album ‘All The Fours’

January 30, 2021 Admin 0

Pulling influences from some of the biggest names in classic rock, blues, folk and country, James Fox has poured his heart out into his upcoming album, introducing us to the music that saved his life.

Bringing diversity and range, this record was recorded and produced by Fox himself in his home studio in the heart of Wales during the tough summer we all just faced.

Flexing his multi-talented muscle, James played most of the instruments on the album, leaving the drums up be recorded by good friend Mike Sorrentino in Long Island NYC.

The 12 track album features a great range of not just moods of songs, but of varying genres heavily influenced by the folk and blues side of things. Opening song Nightfall features a heavy blues rock feel, with an anticipating crescendo lead by the drum beat amongst smooth vocals, leaving you captivated on each word.

Giving off a different vibe altogether, I Could Take You Down opens with a heavy guitar riff and strong country vocals. A striking drum p..

Leoscappin’s brand new EP ‘Alienated’ is out of this world

January 30, 2021 Admin 0

Based in Surrey, England, British-Asian rapper Leoscappin is the latest artist to take the UK trap scene by storm with upcoming release ‘Alienated’ set to drop on the 5th February this year.

Combining elements of American rap with his current British trap roots, Leoscappin’s new EP brings the best of both worlds into an easy and melodic listen, perfect for anyone to dip their toes into.

An actor, rapper and writer, Leoscappin’s latest EP is a call to listeners about believing in yourself even through tough times and in spite of other’s opinions.

The EP features a warm instrumental mix of vocals, guitar and hi hats atop intriguing lyrical storytelling. Some notable tracks include the opening song, Lost You, which begins the EP with a catchy synth riff that is repeated throughout the track. The gradual introduction of an 80’s tone alongside lyrics touching on self-appreciation really brings home the driving message of the EP, and sets the mood for the track list.

Compare this to the..

US Based Jordan Dean Releases EP Inspired by British Artists

January 24, 2021 Admin 0

Ohio-raised Jordan Dean may have grown up in a world of American music, influence and lifestyle, but his true passion and inspiration comes from a place a bit further away from home.

With inspo from some of the UK’s indie giants like The Kooks and Arctic Monkeys, Jordan combines his musical heritage with the sounds of his favourite British bands to create something fresh that’s incredibly accessible to anyone, anywhere. 2021 is beginning to look like an exciting year for Jordan, with the upcoming release of his EP, ‘Local’.

The title track by the same name is a bouncy tune that’s perfect to jam out to while lying down in a sunny field. Featuring a twangy guitar riff and some spoken-word lyrics, this song brings something unique to the scene.

‘Rabbit Hole’ is another noteworthy track, a little slower and more solemn. It keeps the EP’s consistency with the same guitar sound, just with a new riff and a totally new story. These songs are reminiscent of other new indie artists like Con..