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A big thanks to Partisan PR for yet again sending me another great track and video. It is the first time I have listened to Goodbye Chanel and I will definitely be adding their second EP ‘Hot City Nights’ to my collection. It is certainly a shame that I am not festivalling this year, because Goodbye Chanel is perfect Pimm’s and sunshine listening!

Loved the video for Foreva – classic, nostalgic and utterly heart-warming!

“Marvelling combination of heady tropical pop” – DIY Magazine

“The irresistible ringing of the layered synths and guitars immediately invokes desirable, sweltering visions so sugary and dreamy, they leave you feeling free and on a youthful high” – The Line Of Best Fit

Goodbye Chanel have revealed the video for ‘Foreva’ – taken from their recently released second EP, ‘Hot City Nights’. The EP was released via Dead Young Records and followed 2013’s debut, ‘Through Night To Paradise’, with the band gaining praise from as far a field as Japan and garnering early interest from the likes The Line Of Best Fit, Dummy Magazine, The 405 and DIY Magazine.

Originally founded by Scott Johnson, Goodbye Chanel quickly became the fully established five-piece band that it is today with the addition of Giuseppe De Luca on vocals & guitar, Adam Taylor on bass, Sean Goodchild on guitar and Graham Robson on drums. Crafting their own brand of multi layered vocal hooks and manifesting a world of melancholic angst with accessible pop melodies and lyrical nostalgia, Goodbye Chanel excel at  producing songs that evoke a shimmering halcyon days.

Goodbye Chanel have been gigging across the UK over the first half of 2014 with a number of upcoming festivals planned for the summer (see below) and new dates to be announced soon. The ‘Hot City Nights’ EP is available to buy now.

Upcoming UK dates:
19th July – Fellfoot Sound festival, Lake District
25th July – Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
9th August – Beacons Festival, Yorkshire Dales
30th August – Bernicia Festival, South Shields



In order to celebrate the impending 50000 hit milestone, Renegade Raider Reviews is going to engage in a rapid new talent music promotion week! I have a stock pile of amazing new artists and tunes back logged in my Raider emails, so make sure you keep an eye out and an ear open for the next big thing! I have added a feedback form for ease, so fill in the details if you would like to be included in promotions.

It’s been two years since Kanye West released his last solo album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy,’ but he has finally revealed the music video for ‘Lost in the World’ which features Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon. It was never officially released as a single, but the collaboration which samples Bon Iver’s ‘Woods’, received a lot of attention.  

Kanye is pushing the limits again with the release of this stunning video and there is no doubt that he’s still got it going on. I remember seeing him gig at Brixton Academy before he released his debut album ‘The College Dropout’ in 2004; he was epic a decade ago, and he remains so today. 

54,414,442 hits on YouTube! Really? I don’t hate the track, but it’s certainly too cutsie and Katy Perry for my likings-I would definitely have a complete cringe attack if this came on in a club! 4 weeks at number one and a lot of hype, Carly Rae Jepsen is evidently the lady of the moment…though having watched the video a few times myself, I do have sneaky suspicion a few of those hits may be a result of a certain bare torso hottie seductively backing the h20. 


Tulisa has gone solo and her breakthrough track ‘Young’ is the fastest selling debut single of the year so far; the second fastest overall behind DJ Fresh’s ‘Hot Right Now’. It is definite grower and no doubt it will remain on repeat throughout the summer. The former N-Dubz star was hoping for a triumphant return to the music scene after her recent sex tape scandal, but Tulisa’s  ‘poor’ performance on the Britain’s Got Talent show seemed to provoke a mixed reaction from fans. It certainly wasn’t the best performance in the world, but apart from a wobbly start and the odd pitching problems, I think she done a good job given the style of track. Looking forward to seeing what else Miss Contostavlos can pull out of the bag.