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Friday, 24 January 2014

Back in 2015!

Hey guys,

We'll be running back up in 2015. It's been a good year but due to a busy schedule I unfortunately do not have the time to fit any form blogging into my current lifestyle.

Sorry folks but I wish all my readers an amazing 2014! Thank's for the support and kind words.

All the best,


Author of STSBM

PS: Keep listening and loving music :)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Dustin Perkins - Royals cover (single release)

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Artist: Dustin Perkins
Singles - Royals 
Genre: electronic indie rock pop
Listen to the single Royals:

In just under a year, New Zealand singer Lorde's hit "Royals" has soared to number one place on music stations across the globe. Now, America's Dustin Perkins is putting his own unique spin on the multi-chart-topping pop track, releasing his heartwarming and rustic rendition of "Royals" in time for the Christmas break.

Dustin Perkins - Royals cover.

In just under a year, New Zealand singer Lorde's hit "Royals" has soared to number one place on music stations across the globe. Now, America's Dustin Perkins is putting his own unique spin on the multi-chart-topping pop track, releasing his heartwarming and rustic rendition of "Royals" in time for the Christmas break.

Citing his influences as a unique blend of Bruno Mars, Adele and John Mellencamp, Dustin Perkins has created his own personal niche within the Texan pop sphere. Following his breakthrough first album “I Wrote You A Song”, Dustin has performed a string of shows across his home state, wowing fans both at home and within the online sphere.

In just over two weeks since Perkins released "Royals" as a YouTube music video, the track has received almost 1,500 plays, and gained significant attention across platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. With a sepia-infused rendition of the song played out by a bunch of children in costume, it's little wonder why the video is gaining virility throughout the web. 

As for the music itself, Perkins is gifted with the ability to reinvigorate the listener, providing a much-needed fresh spin on an established track. Listeners who are faithful to Lorde's original cover can rest assured. Not only does Perkins maintain the integrity of the track, but also he shapes the song into something barely recognisable, even by original fan's statuses. Perkins owns this track, creating as what is described in the song's description as "The best Royals cover ever". 

How does Perkins do it? Perhaps it is the huskiness of his vocals, which take the listener away from the pre-established pop melody and insert them into the rustic Texan life. Or perhaps, it is Perkin's band's guitar work, providing an acoustic tone to the piece. Even more, the simplicity of a gender-swap helps to create a degree of separation between the original and its predecessor. Whatever the difference is, it is one that is held in acclaim, and one that fans cannot get enough of.

Following Perkin's first album, the Dallas Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones asked him to play a show at Super Bowl XLV shortly after hearing his music. Furthermore, Perkin's band scored a finalist place in the Shiner Brewing Company's Rising Star competition. These accolades come in tandem with Perkin's persistence as an artist - playing over twenty shows for this year alone. 

While the singer circulates ideas for his next album, Dustin Perkin's cover of Royals is enough to keep the fans at bay. This unique and raw rendition not only acts as a marker to break the length between albums, but also gives listeners a glimpse of the music to come. Judging by Perkin's performance in Royals, the wait for his future music will be very much anticipated. 

For more information on Dustin Perkins, you can visit his Facebook, Twitter page or official website. 

To watch a copy of Perkin's video for Royals, click through to the YouTube link here

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Culture Shock - Raise Your Hands (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO)

Banging track - a great english, punjabi tune for all special occasions. 

ArtistCulture Shock - Lomaticc, Sunny Brown & Baba Khan
Title: Raise Your Hands
Genre: pop, club, dance, punjabi

Culture Shock - Raise Your Hands (Music Video)

Friday, 15 November 2013

Hold On, We're Going Home To New Earth [DRAKE HOUSE REMIX] + FREE DL

Remixed By Poonam Nair
Enjoy this epic chillout version of Plug In Stereo's acoustic cover of Hold On We're Going Home by Drake. 
Support Plug In Stereo and Martine Mittone by purchasing their music.

ArtistPlug In Stereo 
Title: Hold On, We're Going Home To New Earth 
Genre: house, dnb, chillstep, chillout, uplifting, melodic
Prod: Martin Mittone

Hold On, We're Going Home To New Earth + FREE DL

Monday, 4 November 2013

Daniel de Bourg - RUN (Official Lyric Video)

Daniel de Bourg - RUN

Artist: Daniel de Bourg
Title: Run
Genre: pop, dance, electro, ballad 
Killer vocals, old-school rnb vibes with an uplifting club feel. Daniel de Bourg makes a welcoming return to the music world, with his track Run, sure to impress fans. A pop hit for November. Download his album LONDON BREAD on itunes! 

Daniel de Bourg - RUN (Official Lyric Video)

The Colours of Kings - Up

The Colours of Kings - Up
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Artist: The Colours of Kind
Singles - Up 
Genre: electronic indie rock synth pop

Listen to their EP Up:

Emerging from the heart of Louisville, USA, comes a fresh-faced and enthusiastic band with brimming potential. Taking on the persona of 'music's new Tom Sawyer', indie punk band The Colours of Kings are ruling the charts with their debut EP released this September, Up. 

For indie music lovers who take pride in finding the next upcoming success, this band should be on top of the priority list. Despite a small following, the band is producing a big sound, which may easily creep into mainstream attention. 

The Colours of Kings - Up

Producing an authentic feel throughout each track, Up encapsulates the band's love for Traveling, roaming, eating, drinking, reading, and reflects it through a genuine approach to their music. Having written the EP in amongst small pubs and alleyways within their hometown, and produced the tracks within in-house basement studios, one cannot help but fall for the rustic appeal that The Colours of Kings exuberates.

Influenced by bands such as The Talking Heads, MGMT, Radiohead, The Postal Service and Mates of State, The Colours of Kings derive their music from a vast array of different musical sub-genres. Within the band's four-track EP, the band dabbles with their stylistic approach from song-to-song, whilst still maintaining an integral unique approach throughout. This experimentation within debut releases is understandable, if not expected for upcoming bands that are beginning to find their feet within the industry. Genre blending, in this sense, is an opportunistic means for a band such as The Colours of Kings to diversify and expand their musical horizons in the early stages of development. 

Up's first track, "My Heart is a Drum Machine", begins with a celestial orchestral piece, that slowly emerges into an upbeat drum track, setting up the band's indie approach to their music. With each member of the trio a multi-instrumentalist (J. Bishop on guitar/keyboard/vocals, C. Steward on bass/keyboard/vocals and G. Chamberlain on drums/programming/vocals), the instrumentalist work by all three members is impressive to say the least. Despite the high workload, the band makes their songs seem effortless. Wistful vocals and a soft mixture of complementing instrumental pieces lend weight to a serene atmosphere surrounding their music. 

The following self-titled track, "The Colours of Kings", echoes this rhetoric. In this song, the use of the band's keyboards is more prominent, underpinning the entirety of the track. In songs such as this, the electronic and synth pop influences of the band are most prevalent. The chorus in particularly, is catchy for both indie lovers and newcomers alike. With a little more experience under their belt, tracks such as these should make their way into the mainstream spectrum in little to no time at all. 

"This Year's Hometown Hero" and "We're an Archipelago" are further examples of the band's mix of genre influences. From punk infused vocals and synthesised beats, to indie mixed with soft alt. rock, the band are already mastering the diversification needed to expand and grow for future releases. 

Overall, The Colours of Kings have serious potential for upcoming releases. For indie music lovers who love an 'underground' flair, The Colours of Kings are a best suited choice. 

For any additional information, head to the band's Facebook or Reverbnation pages, or to download a copy of Up, visit the official band website here. 

By Lily Pavlovic posted 5 November 2013, for STSBM