SIGNY TALK UPCOMING ALBUM ‘WATER’ & MEETING VIA MYSPACE – #ThisIsTheLatest

SIGNY TALK UPCOMING ALBUM ‘WATER’ & MEETING VIA MYSPACE 0 190

Having come together thanks to MySpace, electric-pop duo SIGNY – their name inspired by Norse mythology – have a fairly busy few months ahead. Having just released their latest single “Human”, Amy Arani and Delaney Gibson are now preparing the release of their album Water later in the year and also hoping to announce some coinciding tour dates. Having already been compared to the likes of Sia, and lyrically inspired by Conor Oberst among others, they chatted to ThisIsTheLatest about being featured in TV show The Bold Type, their views on social media, and which artists they’d most like to perform with.

site rencontres pour ado entre 12 15 ans TITL: Firstly, how would you sum up SIGNY?

SIGNY: SIGNY is her own being. She’s driving the car, we’re just along for the ride.

enter site TITL: For those who don’t know about Norse mythology, could you please explain the background to your name?

S: SIGNY is the name of two heroines in connected legends. They both end up setting themselves on fire because of men they’re in love with, which is NOT the plan! SIGNY is here to set some concepts and realities on fire, so we’re going to go with that. SIGNY felt like the right name because we’d both had solo careers before we joined forces. As we’ve gotten to know each other, we’ve realized that there are many uncanny similarities between us-we even got the same tattoo before we met!

http://airshow-magazin.de/?author=50 TITL: What would you say each of you brings to the band? 

S: We both write all the music together. Delaney has impressive design skills and visual acuity, and Amy is obsessed with the written word, and, well just about everything else. We always agree on anything that we put out in the world together, so ultimately SIGNY has the final say.

watch TITL: Which band or artist might you say you sound most like? Is there one act you get a lot of comparisons to, and if so, do you mind them? 

S: We draw a lot of comparisons to Sia for our powerhouse vocals and mix of vulnerable ballads and empowered, dance heavy songs.

https://www.mccarthyarchitecture.com/indigose/11396 TITL: Which bands and artists most influence and inspire the music you make?

S: Conor Oberst and Father John Misty inspire us to be better lyricists and we cannot get enough of Lana Del Rey’s production.

site de rencontre pour ado mineur TITL: You were 2016 John Lennon Songwriting Contest Finalists. What was that experience like? 

S: It felt incredible to be recognized by our peers as writers and not just performers.

enter TITL: What impact did having your track “Kings” featured in Season 1, episode 4 of The Bold Type have on people’s response and reaction to you?

S: It opened more doors for us in the industry. Unfortunately, the song hadn’t been released yet, so no one could find it! But we were able to Shazam it and that felt pretty rad.

conocer gente mollet TITL: You’ve just released latest track “Human”. What was/is it about the song that made you feel it was the right choice to release as a single? 

S: Human is a synth-pop anthem that we wrote to celebrate our humanity. We are, above all, human, no matter what labels we’ve been assigned or assign ourselves.

source url TITL: The track is taken from your upcoming album Water. Is there anything you can tell me about it? Do you each have a favourite track and if so, which is it and why?

S: Actually, “Human” was recorded after we finished Water. Again, SIGNY decided this was the first song she wanted to release.

cherche femme sГ©rieuse belgique TITL: What made you decide to pen and share your ‘open letter to humanity’? Do you wish more individuals and artists would express themselves as openly as you do?

S: We wanted to write a letter from a future human perspective as a reminder that we each have a choice in how we relate to each other and our planet. We’re at a critical point in our evolution as a species, and many forces are trying to divide us. Will they? Or will we remember how to dance and come together in love? Self-expression is a tricky thing-so many people have been shamed for being themselves. Our main message is that everyone is precious and deserves to be heard.

enter TITL: Do you have any tour/performance plans in the works?

S: We have an amazing booking agent, Joy Collingbourne, who is working hard behind the scenes so that we can hit it hard once the album comes out.

source url TITL: If you could play any venue in the world, and share the stage with 2 other bands or artists, living or dead, where would you play and who would join you? 

S: Triple Bill, Queen, Lady Gaga, and SIGNY at Madison Square Garden. And we all join together to play “Fat Bottomed Girls” for the finale!

TITL: Particularly given the fact that you met on MySpace, how does and has the internet and social media impacted your ability to reach an audience and get your music out there to fans around the world? Do you think there are any downsides to the almost ‘dependence’ some appear to have on the likes of Twitter and Facebook?

S: We wouldn’t even be here if not for Myspace, so in that sense we wouldn’t have an audience to reach had it not been for social media. In the early days, it felt very easy to connect with fans. Now there are algorithms that make it so that you have to pay to have any reach on certain platforms, but it’s not impossible. As our manager likes to say, we are decentralized at heart. All our systems will follow, so we’re using that telepathic angle. We honestly don’t think it would matter if Twitter and Facebook disappeared – we’re not as dependent on it as we think. Someone is probably busy inventing better tech right now anyway.

TITL: Finally then, where would you like to see yourselves five years from now? What’s the long term ambition/dream? 

S: We want to win a Grammy for Best Pop Duo in the next few years. We want to tour the world, create a long-lasting relationship with our fans, and never stop playing music.

Give “Human” a listen below and for more information on SIGNY, visit their website, give their page a like on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Header photo image: Casey Travis Holder.

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COLE BRADLEY CHATS NEW TUNE “HAPPY HOUR” AND TOUR PLANS 0 72

Inspired by artists such as Kenny Chesney and having opened for Thomas Rhett, Cole Bradley has always had a passion and affinity for country music, and now, thanks to releases such as his new single “Happy Hour”, he’s well on his way to being a real star of the genre in his own right. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Cole to talk song-writing, dream shows, and his ambitions for the next six months and beyond.

TITL: First of all, who exactly is Cole Bradley?

Cole Bradley: Great place to start! I am a country singer-songwriter from Calgary, Canada, who currently lives in Nashville, TN. I love to have a good time, live everyday like it’s my last and put out music that hopefully people can connect with.

TITL: When did you first realise you wanted to make music a career?

CB: I’ve always loved performing and songwriting but the moment I realized that I wanted to pursue a career in country music was when I was twelve years old. It was when I heard my first Kenny Chesney record and I was mesmerized by the way Kenny was able to make people feel through his songs. From that moment on, I wanted to be like Kenny and create music that everyday people could relate to.

TITL: Which three artists or bands would you say you’ve been and are most influenced/inspired by?

CB: Kenny Chesney, Garth Brooks, and Darius Rucker would have to be the top three country artists that inspire me. The reason being is that their songs tell the best stories. Their music makes people feel something!

TITL: What impact do they have on the music you make?

CB: Obviously, Kenny’s beach influence has impacted me in my song writing but ultimately, these three artists make me want to write better songs and push myself to new heights. In my opinion, Brooks, Chesney, and Rucker set the bar when it comes to releasing new and interesting songs, so my hope is that one day I can be on their level.

TITL: Where or how do you most often find inspiration for your songs?

CB: My best inspiration comes from real life experiences. I need to live my songs! If I can “live” and experience different things every day, that’s where I’ll find inspiration and that creates the best songs.

TITL: Tell me a little about your new single “Happy Hour.” Where did the idea for the track come from?

CB: The idea came from my first year of university in Canada. Every Thursday night my friends and I would huddle into my dorm room and we would play a game called “Power Hour” where each of us would do a shot of beer each minute for 60 minutes straight. We had a ton of fun to say the least! In the end, the song is all about just enjoy a few drinks with your best pals and getting into some fun afterwards!

TITL: Are there any tour dates/performances coming up?

CB: You bet! We have some shows planned for CMA Fest in Nashville this weekend. After that we have some real fun shows planned in Western Canada over the course of the summer as well as a few US dates that haven’t been announced just yet.

TITL: You’ve already opened shows for a number of country stars including Thomas Rhett, but if you could share a stage with three other bands or artists, living or dead, who would you pick and where would you play?

CB: Obviously, Kenny Chesney and Garth Brooks would have to be at the top of that list as they are my heroes! From the past, if I was a sixties kid I would want to hang with The Beatles – “Penny Lane” was one of the first songs I ever listened to and probably inspired my love for singing. Is there any band more legendary than them?

TITL: What has been the nicest thing someone has so far written or said about you, and what would be the ultimate compliment someone could give you?

CB: Wow, great question! I think some of the best compliments I have received are from people who have been following my career from the very start. Just to hear those people say that “you get better every time I hear you” or  “you’ve grown as an artist” is such an affirmation that I’m on track. The ultimate compliment someone could give me is that my songs helped them in a tough time or that one of my songs made them think of a special memory. For me, if someone tells me that they relate to my music and connect with it – that’s the ultimate compliment in my books.

TITL: Given that bands and artists today all but HAVE to be on social media, how do you feel about the power the likes of Twitter and other sites can and do have in terms of helping an artist grow their fan-base and keep themselves current? Do you think there’s such a thing as too much of a social media presence?

CB: Social media is a great platform for artists. It has never been easier to build a brand, release new music and build an audience. Social media engagement is huge in helping an artist grow their fan-base. If you can master the art of having great communication with your fans – I believe you will find success. It’s hard to say if there is such thing as “too much of a presence” but I believe if you have quality content and your personality shines through then I think you are doing the right thing.

TITL: Finally then, what does the rest of the year in store for you and where would you like to see yourself five years from now? What do you want to tick off your bucket list?

CB: For the rest of the year, my plan is to keep building my audience, touring in new markets and improving my craft. I think if I can keep improving on my live show, songwriting and in the studio as well as making new fans then I’ll be very happy. My main goal is to able to share my music with as many people as possible and if I can have a career in the next five years where I am still making a living playing music – then that’s a huge win in my books!

Check out Cole Bradley’s latest track “Happy Hour” below and for more information on him and his music, visit his website, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter.

JANGO FLASH CHATS “PERSEID 45”, SOCIAL MEDIA & ULTIMATE AMBITIONS 0 104

With his “kamikaze pop” sound already having caught the attention of BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music, Jack Angus Golightly, AKA Jango Flash, is slowly but surely making a name for himself, and his latest single “Perseid 45” is sure to have more music fans and critics alike talking. ThisIsTheLatest caught up with Jango to talk song-writing inspiration and his big plans for the future.

TITL: Please introduce yourself if you would.

Jango Flash: Hi my names Jack, AKA “Tasty Daniels”, AKA “Ooo what’s in dem briefs”, AKA “Jango Flash”.

TITL: Where did the name Jango Flash come from?

JF: It was two nicknames which I ended up gluing together. All of my close friends call me “Jango” because it kinda acts as an Abbreviation of (J)ack (An)gus (Go)lightly, and when I worked in a kitchen, I used to get called “Flash” because of how fast I could chop onions. I feel like every artist at some stage has made a list of “cool” sounding words to put together, like I did. But I ended up hating the process of deciding on something that felt concrete, because it was always so over analysed and contrived. I guess that’s why some people have went back to using online generators for sourcing a name without much thought, or just adding 5 more letters in or around a word. If you’re looking for a good name, it’s usually right on your doorstep.

TITL: What would you say your artist unique selling point is?

JF: That’s a tricky one, I never really think about USP’s in music but I guess it would have to be my hands, apparently I’ve got lucky thumbs.

TITL: Which three artists or bands would you say you’ve been and are most influenced/inspired by? What impact do they have on the music you make?

JF: Damn, that’s tough. Subconsciously I guess I’m inspired by early 2000’s music like t.A.T.u. because they came about at a really weird time in my life. I remember seeing the music video for “All The Things She Said” on Kerrang! and just feeling so many different emotions. They have this wonderful ability of being able to take darker, guitar driven music and then re-purpose it in a huge girl band style, it’s bad ass! I think there’s something to be said about their influences and how they decided to express that in their music. Death Grips are another group I love. From the get go, they’ve had an entire fan-base in the palm of their hands because they are masters at toying with peoples expectations. They’ve got a powerful presence on and off stage, and I can admire that they still do everything them selves, they are essentially modern day punks. Them Things is the band I play drums in, and I’m influenced by everything that we do together. Everyone in Them Things is full of fire and we’re all pretty free thinkers. We’ve fought badly with each other in the past and equally seen each other through a lot as friends, so I find it hard to imagine not being with those guys.

TITL: Is there a story behind your latest single “Perseid 45” and is there an EP or album in the works?

JF: I’ll have a fully illustrated, four track E.P finished by the end of July time. I have a second single ready to release in June called “Deeper Thrill”, and two music videos in the works. The story behind “Perseid 45” came from a time when me and my partner took some duvets and deck chairs out into a field in Edinburgh and watched the Perseid meteor shower. I found it so strange to see that many in one night, it was pure magic. We had gone through a really rough time together when I wrote this song and I guess that was the first thing I thought about. It’s a blown out projection of extra terrestrial pondering, experiences shared and dark feelings of existentialism brought on by losing someone who you may have took for granted.

TITL: When it comes to song-writing, where or how would you say you most find your inspiration?

JF: Inspiration usually strikes me at the worst times, it sucks. I’ll be on public transport with a melody rattling around my head and I’ll have to pull out my phone to record it, but somehow play down looking like a fruit loop by casually whistling to myself. Sometimes it’s circumstantial, like I woke up one morning and my partner was humming something, so I was like “what is that” and she went “oh, it’s chamber of reflection by Mac Demarco” and I say “nah it’s not, it sounds nothing like that”. I loved it so much that I ran downstairs to record it and it ended up being the guitar hook in “Perseid 45.” In terms of writing lyrics, I write a hell of a lot… like every day. When my first MacBook broke I lost around 600 notes full of stories, lyrics, poems and ideas. I just keep writing down my thoughts until I’ve struck something that makes me feel good, or accurately conveys a particular emotion. Other times I’ll highlight a phrase that sticks out to me in a sentence. Maybe the person talking is a character I can live through for a while, and they can be the ones writing. I try and pay attention to oddities that throw me off kilter.

TITL: Which song, by another band or artist, do you wish you could have written, and why?

I’m sure I thought about this again last month, and it would probably be Carol King ‘s “Too Late.” Every time it comes on I just well up, because in it’s essence it’s so full of warmth and forgiveness, whilst ultimately saying “well I guess this is us then, bye”. It’s totally heart breaking in the best of ways, and it’s got to be one of my favourite songs in the world.

TITL: Are there any tour or performance plans you can tell me about? 

JF: I don’t actually have a band together yet, it’s all just me at the minute. I have a few close friends on standby who are whole-heartedly ready to play with me should I be called for duty. Hopefully this year I can play my first show, but for now I want to create a body of work I can be proud of.

TITL: Which venue in the world would you most like to play and which four bands or artists, living or dead, would you like to share the bill with? 

JF: Jesus. I’m not really au fait with venues, I’ve never been a big dreamer on where it is I’d like to play, I’m always just happy playing live in general. I’ve always been more into dive bars though, they seem to have more character than academies etc which usually feel like glorified sports halls with overpriced drinks. If I were to choose though, it would have been CBGB’s when that was still around. I watched a documentary all about that place, it’s a great shame that somewhere with such colourful history got shut down. As for the acts – The Doors, Trash Talk, Timber Timbre and Babylon Zoo. I’m ready to hire in for parties.

TITL: As someone who’s already caught the attention of BBC Introducing and BBC 6 Music, do you pay much attention to what the media says/writes about you, or are you more concerned with what your fans think? 

JF: I haven’t really had much written press until now with blogs starting to show interest in my work, plus my fans are still very much local at the moment. The thing I care about the most is how all of it is represented, I feel strongly about my work and it’s the only thing I really care about right now besides Them Things, my partner, my friends and my family. If those people are enjoying my music right now, I’m happy.

TITL: As a modern day artist in a technology obsessed world, how do you feel about the power the likes of Twitter and other sites can and do have in terms of helping an artist grow their fan-base and keep themselves current? Have you found using social media to be a help or a hindrance when it comes to your career?

JF: I think on the DL I don’t like the fact that artists almost have to use social media if they want to be counted. At the same time though I don’t see it doing any harm because it’s helping people to connect with one another in creative ways. Not to sound all TED X about it, but I think we’re going to see a lot of expansion on the platforms we’re using, and that will bring in new and exciting ways to promote content, so that excites me. As much as I’d sometimes love to scrap social media, I’m still guilty of sitting up and scrolling through spicy ass memes. If you want to make money in today’s world, here’s a tip… create top quality original memes, watermark them and build an empire, THEN become a musician.

TITL: Finally then, what’s your ultimate goal? What would you like people to remember you for in terms of your music and what would you like your legacy to be? 

JF: I have far too many crazy goals, but I’m trying to take this project one step at a time. I’d love to have my own podcast, direct videos, produce music for film and TV and write my own screenplays. Right now though the wheels are in motion, I’m happy making my own music and seeing where it takes me, I just need to keep pushing myself out of my comfort zone.

Check out “Perseid 45” below and for more information on Jango Flash, give his page a like on Facebook or follow him on Twitter. You can also see Jango Flash live on June 8th in Newcastle, as support for Ty Segal & The Freedom Band.