In 2015 Emmanuel Nwamadi secured his spot on BBC’s The Voice, the show that would radiate his talent to some 8.5 million viewers. The UK press herald him as having a ‘soulful voice’ likened to ‘Seal’ and ‘Barry White’, but the artist himself felt otherwise and rather misunderstood. Taking a few minutes out of his […]

Released in 1995, Glory Box by Portishead is a real sultry classic. Searching for equality in a relationship and yearning to be a partner’s everything – this song cries out for a man to let a woman have a moment of taking charge. I just love the ethereal tempo, with the ravishing guitar striking through, […]

Milly Pye is back with new mischievous and catchy song ‘Boys Are Drugs’, with an equally thrilling honey-trap video. The cliche song focuses on the emotions of a new relationship, the female being drawn in and totally losing themselves in the process – only to become hurt after discovering their beau is only after sex […]

Italian Composer and Fashion Designer Luca Dimoon releases latest video to ‘Mad World’ a cover of the Tears for Fears hit. Luca, who in the past re-worked the Stylistics song ‘People Make The World Go Round’ – a track available on his album Telescope – is known for releasing world-conscious music. Be sure that when […]

Last year Musicvein caught a ripple from Oxfordshire band Little Brother Eli. That ripple soon turned into a wave down south as the outfit smashed out hit after hit, bringing in a tidal wave of fans. Embarking on the release of their first Live Album this month, Musicvein had to catch up with the band […]

Adam Deitch: drums, percussion | Adam ‘Shmeeans’ Smirnoff: guitar Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes: bass | Ryan Zoidis: alto, baritone, tenor sax, Korg X-911Eric ‘Benny’ Bloom: trumpet, horns | Nigel Hall: vocals, Hammond B-3, Rhodes, clavinet, keyboards Thinking of the salad, lettuce is a wispy piece of air in desperate need of dressing or an assortment of […]

Wondering where you can catch the dynamic duo Two the Band playing live? Wonder no more as Gemma and Alfie announce appearances at this year’s Kendal Calling Festival in July. The line-up for this years Kendal Calling features Mahalia, Nina Nesbitt, Badly Drawn Boy, KT Tunstall and more! Tickets are still available through the festival’s […]

The past decade has seen some huge changes in the flavour of music coming out of India. No longer is it restricted to Traditional Classics, Bhangra, Filmi, Bollywood, the music now incorporates R&B, Pop, Hip-Hop, Folk, Jazz and Latin genres. Fading out are the coy and innocent women, playful men, formation dances and all things […]

Check out the new video ’25’ by eight-piece alt-soul collective Fieh. This toe tapping deep-soul track features an unusual video, directed by Jack A Bowden (Nike, Missguided), depicts the group initiating a new member, cult style. You can see the Wes Anderson and Tarantino influence here. Founded by 22-year-old singer and multi-instrumentalist Sofie Tollefsbøl, who […]

Bathed in spotlight with the whizzing of Mecozzi’s violin bow filling Union Chapel, Ludovico Einaudi opens with “Cold Wind” accompanied by Hasa on cello. As the notes whirled around the auditorium, filling the space with a enigmatic chill, you sense the beginning of a journey unfolding. Sat side profile, a staunch Einaudi set to delivering […]

On 5 April, Decca Records/Universal team up with Globe, Netflix and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to release the powerfully moving soundtrack to the upcoming series, Our Planet. A poignant exploration of the current issues facing the sustainability of life on earth from the creator of Planet Earth, the new eight-part Netflix original documentary series has been made in collaboration with Silverback Films, […]

Groundbreaking composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi will be performing two dates at London’s Union Chapel, 28 and 29th March. Both shows sold out within minutes, making this Einaudi’s biggest London show to date. One of the most successful musicians on the planet, the Union Chapel dates follow the release of his 14thstudio album, ‘Seven Days Walking: […]

Yesterday the tragic news broke of the death of Prodigy frontman Keith Flint. The hell-raising star who rose to fame in the 90’s, when the group revolutionalized the rave scene, bringing it from the underground to the UK charts, was known for his crazy antics, drugs, women and mental health issues. Liam Howlett, founder of […]

Teddy Pendergrass the documentary will premiere in the UK at the BFI, London on 19th February, before a national release at selected UK cinemas on 21st February. Film director Olivia Lichtenstein will host a Q&A session directly after the BFI screening alongside Teddy’s former drummer, James Carter and his keyboard player, Cecil Du Valle.  A compelling tale with […]

BAFTA-winning artist, composer, musician and producer Ólafur Arnalds released the new music video for his latest single ‘ekki hugsa’ on Friday 8th February. Filmed in his native Iceland, the title of the new release translates as ‘don’t think’, and features uplifting synthesized melodies combined with acoustic cello hooks, resulting in Ólafur’s distinctive, multi-layered sound. “The video is about not overthinking and getting […]

Following their UK headline tour, including a sell-out show at Islington Assembly Hall, Folk-Americana band The Wandering Hearts released a Deluxe Edition of their 2018 album Wild Silence. The deluxe album includes three brand new tracks: “‘Til The Day I Die”, “Run” and “Heart Stops Beating”, acoustic versions of album tracks “Wild Silence” and “Fire and Water”, plus live recordings of “Burning Bridges” and “The Wonder Of You” from […]

Legendary musician Carlos Santana released his new EP ‘In Search of Mona Lisa’, 25 January via Concord Records. On three spellbinding and transportive new songs, the multiple Grammy award-winning guitarist and Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame inductee takes listeners inside a magical and deeply personal experience he had when he visited the Louvre Museum for the first time and set his […]

Sir Karl Jenkins, the most performed living composer, is celebrating his 75th birthday with a brand-new album, tour and a host of reissues from his immensely popular catalogue – all now available on Decca Records. The new album is entitled ‘Piano’ and sees Sir Karl at the keyboard for the first time, performing original piano versions of his best-loved works as well as two new compositions. The album will […]

Lo-fi pop duo Malihini, aka Rome-based couple Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo, have unveiled their new track ‘Delusional Boy’. Taken from their forthcoming debut album ‘Hopefully, Again’ – out 8th March through Memphis Industries. The single is the follow up to the title track which recently featured on Lauren Laverne’s 6 Music show. Produced by Richard Formby ‘Hopefully, Again’ […]

Irish singer Sibéal shares her stunning cover of Rag’n’Bone Man’s ‘Human’, with her debut EP set for release in March. Fusing the centuries-old Irish style of sean-nós singing with contemporary repertoire, Sibéal’s remarkable versatility allows her to captivate listeners with her distinctive voice. Born to an Irish father and American mother in the small town of Rath […]

North-London rockers Passive are the latest to emerge from the pool of young talent swelling in and around London. After hearing their debut single ‘Anti-Romantic’ and latest follow-up ‘Like This’, Musicvein had to get the lowdown on the band. Musicvein: Tell me who Passive are Passive: “We’re Elliott Norman – Lead Singer/Rhythm Guitar, Philip Snowden – […]

Over 50 Artists, Businesses and Execs signed an Anti-Brexit letter, created by Music4EU to the government, calling for an alternative to Brexit. Signatories include Annie Lennox, Jamie Cullum, Alan McGee, Paloma Faith and The Lightening Seeds. Sammy Andrews of Music4EU said: “Rarely do so many factions within the music industry unite on any subject, but […]

Last week Coldplay released the single E-Lo under spin-off band Los Unidades. ‘E-Lo’ the single featuring Pharrell Williams and Jozzy is the first single released as part of the Global Citizen EP 1 – the Global Citizen charity being a movement aiming to end extreme poverty by 2030. Future releases from the EP feature David Guetta, Stormzy, Whizkid […]

After 4 years artist David Gray makes his comeback with a brand new video from forthcoming new album Gold In A Brass Age, due for release on March 2019. For the video of new single ‘The Sapling’, lead-off track off the album, Gray personally sought out Baltimore-based zoetrope artist Eric Dyer to create the kaleidoscopic clip to accompany the single. […]

After years of rumours, Apple have finally confirmed that they are to dissolve iTunes and create a new Music App. Launched in 2001, record labels and artists welcomed the now iconic product which saw the death of illegal file-sharing programmes like Napster and Limewire. Announced at the Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), Apple’s plans are to […]