Japanese Fighting Fish–New single “ Close the gate” and album “Swimming with Piranhas”

BBC 6 Music faves Japanese Fighting Fish unleash new single and album  “Swimming with Piranhas”



In 2009  the mysterious Ishii christened the Leeds theatrical space funk rock band Japanese Fighting Fish and they continue to blast out tunes in his honour to this day.

The Fish are no longer what they once were: in 2011  debut album “Just Before We Go MAD” experimented with South American rhythms, fierce vocals  and grunge guitars.

2013 saw the release of the punkier and louder second album “Day Bombs”  recorded in several skuzzy garages in Leeds and London on a considerably lower budget than the Foo Fighters album that inspired it.

Now the theatrical beast returns with third album “Swimming with Piranhas” this time recorded at Air-Edel Studio in London, mastered by Tim Young (Everything Everything, Elbow, Massive Attack, The Clash, Sex Pistols, The Beatles ) and injects hooks  fuzz  funk and S P A C E into the Fish Tank.

J.F.F  the band has racked up an impressive resume  including busy summers alongside the likes of Wild Beasts, The Stranglers  and Babyhead at Shambala Festival, Beat-Herder Festival, Weyfest  and Beacons Festival. 

The video “Don’t Wanna Be Bat  Man” received 145k views in its initial week on Facebook and the band has received continued support and air time from Kerrang, Planet Rock  Absolute Radio  and Amazing Radio  and more recently from BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music with the single “Queen Marilyn”.

J.F.F are likened to Faith No More, Electric Six, System of a Down, QOTSA, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus  and Frank Zappa.

The Tom Robinson Show   – “What a glorious noise”

BBC 6 Music – “Oddball Leeds/London noise terrorists on the verge of greatness”

BIG CHEESE Magazine – “Quirky  angular guitar hooks crushing riffs and a sense of flair and humour”.

The brand new single is “Close the Gate”.







Chasing Tunes stumble on some Vernon Neilly magic with his new single “They don’t Care”

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Vernon Neilly is no stranger to talent laden musical projects, and this CD “Outta Time” is no different.

Vernon brings together super virtuoso and legendaryguitar and bass players, Greg Howe, Frank Gambale, Jennifer BattenKiko Loureiro, Mattias IA Eklundh, Victor Johnson, Doug Wimbish, TM Stevens, Juan Nelson and others to help him to express his musical point of view. Although “Outta Time” boasts supreme musical fire power, it is far more than an exposition of world class musical abilities.

The CD has a definite message for our times by means of songs like “They Don’t Care”, “Outta Time”, and the funky “Git Yo Lyfe Rite”. Strong melodies and hooks will have the listener singing along.

Vernon was heavily influenced by Jimi Hendrix as a youth, and pays tribute to the Guitar Hero with is version of “Fire” rearranged and produced by Vernon and Greg Howe. Vernon and this all-star cast of virtuosos Greg Howe (Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Rhianna), Frank Gambale (Chic Corea, Return To Forever), Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson, Jeff Beck), Kiko Loureiro (Angra, Megadeth), Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Victor Johnson (Busboys, Total Eclipse, Sammy Hagar), Doug Wimbish (Living Colour, Jeff Beck, Tarja), TM Stevens (Steve Vai), Juan Nelson (Ben Harper) and the other highly skilled musicians bring the heat on “Outta Time”.

The new single is ” They don’t care”.

Chasing Tunes fall in love with Sally Caitlin

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Sally Caitlin is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter/pianist with a passion for music from Manchester UK.

She has been writing and performing since she was a schoolgirl and in 2015 released her debut single Stuck in Limbo (supported by EDM Network  Reload Sessions  Female First  Jesse Hazen  Vents Magazine and Popshock) which has received 4k plays on SoundCloud and over 13k Youtube views.

Sally has been cultivating an online fan base by releasing cover tracks on her Official YouTube  some of which have received over 5k views.

She recorded an acoustic performance for Reload Sessions which has received excellent feedback and Sally has now been asked to perform in live venues across the country.

Her second single  Falling Back Together  was featured on Deep Sounds’ Soundcloud account  receiving over 65k plays.  She also played at iLuvLive Manchester in April 2014.

The brand new E.P from Sally Caitlin is called ” Not stupid Anymore” and features the singles ” Not stupid Anymore” and “Call me whatever you want.








The AutoClaus–New album and single “Pop Party People”

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New single release from the album “Machine Mind” by The AutoClaus . The album is based on themes of what might happen if artificial intelligence decided to do its own thing following its creation by humanity.

After all work has been taken over by intelligent machines there is little else for people to do but party on !

It is a bright feel good Summer song. The new concept album Machine Mind has a story-line running through the 17 tracks based on what artificial intelligence might make of us in the future!

The AutoClaus says ” AutoClaus is a unique virtual artist which through the album relays the viewpoint of the A.I. to us about various cause and effect scenarios that may occur as a result of its creation. `The Auto Clause` means that automatic consequences will follow”.

Pop Party People is out now on Yoff Music and produced by project mastermind Francis Robert Foy.





Hipman Junky Ft K Koke – Hold On


HIPMAN JUNKY is a fresh Indie pop singer/songwriter whose music is a unique blend of British street style with a twist. He’s performed all over the UK, incorporating all his experiences into his music and song writing.

Hipman Junky is currently finishing his début EP- a melting pot of sounds mirroring his diverse musical style and tastes.

Hippy grew up in a musical household, Dad was a DJ and mum always had music playing. Soul, Reggae and 80’s pop were the lifeblood.

He discovered pop at an early age and loved acts as diverse as Oasis, Phil Collins, Artic Monkeys and The Prodigy.

This led him to writing his own material at an early age and even in Church he was always singing and humming along to his own beat.

At 14 years old he entered an MC competition and won. From then on he realised this was the direction he wanted to go in. The roar of the crowd gave him an adrenaline boost and Hipman Junky was born.

Growing up in West London in Kensal Green, an area that has always been populated by creatives and music people, Hippy became part of that whole scene and that London feel is something that today sets his music apart.

He had a few turbulent years, where he, like so many others, got in with a bad crowd but then realised he had to get it together and follow his dreams and get his music career back on track.

In 2011 Hipman supported N-Dubz on their Love,Live,Life Tour as well as Dappy on his Rockstar Tour later that year.
His musical CV also sports the Mobo Tour 2012, the MacMillerUK Tour 2012 and in 2014 he opened for The Game & also that year supported Snoop Dogg.

He is a prolific songwriter and has had cuts with The Streets, Sway, Ashley Roberts, Benny Banks, Wiley and K Koke.

As a solo artist his influences are an eclectic mix and include Coldplay, Arctic Monkeys, Ian Drury, The Streets, Skepta, Bob Marley, Tupac, Lauren Hill, Beyonce, The Prodigy and Ludacris.

His current music shows these influences but brings a new edge with relevant lyrics.

Hippy could be described as a modern day spoken poet whose hooky melodies bring alive his music. His new EP has been produced by the team that collaborates with Rudimental, MNEK etc.

Prepare to be surprised, this is seriously FRESH, there is nothing like this out there and his live performance is gonna rock your world to its foundations.

The brand new single from Hipman Junky is “HOLD ON” featuring K Koke to be released with distribution via Universal Music Operations.  Get it now from iTunes

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24Qilzhxe3k



“ Soul Chatter” release a melodic gem in “ Chasing the Half Moon”


Soul Chatter are a rock/Indie/folk band based in Cleveland, Ohio at the southern shore of Lake Erie.

The band consists of: Brian Stepien ( Song writer lyricist, vocals, piano ), Dale Schmitt ( Keyboards, horns, strings, bass ) , Jim Monica ( Guitars ), George Hart ( Drums ) and Mike Docy taking care of Sound engineering and production.

The Core members of Soul Chatter formed in the early 80’s under the name Progress In April but later changed their name to Soul Chatter. Frontman Brian Stepien says “ We were always an original band, keeping the core members and floating it players for instrumental needs like cello, trumpet, percussion etc”.

Soul Chatter are influenced by artists like Van Morrison, early Rolling Stones, early Elton John, CCR, Dire Straits, Jason Isbell and Counting Crows. 

Soul Chatter’s music delivers movement, melody, dynamics, soul and lyrics that matter. Singer Brian Stepien says “ we lean heavily on real song structure, something that folks will get stuck in their heads and remember”. Soul Chatter’s music has been described as sophisticated, like Steely Dan by Geffen Records.

Their new album “Chasing The Half Moon” was produced by Mike Docy in Ohio and unleashes 9 new songs crafted in 2015/6.  In their own words “These are songs dealing with the world that we all live in.  There is both romance and isolation, caution and optimism, the stuff of the soul are all well-represented.  The music is an energetic mix of traditional rock and roll with modern production values.  We have taken the standard instrumentation and tossed in trumpet, cello, organ, even pizzicato strings”.

The melodic new single “ Chasing the Half Moon” is out now worldwide.






Alejandro Fuentes, a Top 10 finalist on La Vox (The Voice) in Mexico in 2011, has died after being shot

Alejandro Fuentes, a Top 10 finalist on La Vox (The Voice) in Mexico in 2011, has died after being shot in the head in Chicago in Thursday night. He died on Saturday.
Fuentes was in his car when a man walked up and ordered him to get out. When he refused, he was shot three times.
Alejandro Fuentes was the principal of Tras Bambalinas, a Chicago school for young performers. The shooting happened outside the school at 4300 block of South Archer in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood.
Witnesses told police that the killing seemed premeditated and that the killer had been waiting for Fuentes to finish work and come out to his car. His assistant was also in the car but not hurt. The gunman fled after firing the shots. He has so far not been caught.
Fuentes was celebrating his 45th birthday the day he was shot.
Last week The Voice US finalist Christina Grimmie was shot dead after her show in Florida.