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Yes! Now tracks like this is exactly why I started blogging about music. Absolutely loving ‘Pains 4 U’ by CASH+DAVID and have had it on repeat for a while now. Thank you very much to Partisan PR for sharing this one with me.

Cash+David are streaming their new single, ‘Pains 4 U’, via The Fader. Featuring a guest verse from rising Atlanta MC Rome Fortune, this track is due for release through Columbia Records on October 30th, 2015. Speaking about the track, Liz Lawrence (David) and Tim Ross (Cash) say: ‘Pains 4 U is a hypnotic repent – a call for redemption after a colossal loss. It’s a mantra of contrition with the desire to pay off a debit of pain’.

I am guilty of ignoring the lyrics of most songs, but you simply cannot ignore the message behind ‘Pains 4 U’. I think this one that will resonate with many. Irresistable beats with equally iridescent lyrics, this is a class new single for CASH+DAVID! RRR wishes them all the best for the upcoming release in October.
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CASH+DAVID

New Single – ‘Pains 4 U’ Feat. Rome Fortune- October 30 2015

Immensely, immediately enjoyable stuff The Guardian
Giving splintering pop a duly required dose of synths DIY Magazine
Synth pop at once glacial and emotionally red hot. There’s a lot to love Sunday Times Culture
Comes on like The xx if they’d signed to Hyperdub instead XL NME Radar
Irresistibly silky production and visceral, thumping beats Drowned in Sound
Thrillingly anthemic i-D Magazine

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Thank you to A & M Entertainment Inc. for sharing this track – “Tearing Down the Walls” by The Fascinated.

Singer/Songwriter Beki Colada has teamed up with music composer/producer Lionel Cohen to create the Hollywood-based 80’s-influenced synth-pop duo, “The Fascinated”.

Followers of RRR will know that I usually go for some hearty bass lines and sturdy wobbles, but every so often, I like to spice it up with some feel good pop – and who doesn’t appreciate the sweet sounds of the 80s, right?

“Tearing Down the Walls” is exactly the type of track I envisage on an episode of Made in Chelsea [LA style]…slow mo shots of posh ladies cruising in a convertible on a sunny day – their hair whipping in the wind, armed with a boot rammed with new shoes and fancy dresses. Cool sounds – nice summer vibes. I am looking forward to hearing more from The Fascinated!

In fact…as Londoners North, East, South and West tragically mourn a failing August Summer and I sit here with rain pouring through my window, I have decided to embrace the entire selection of tracks by The Fascinated on Sound Cloud, whilst imagining myself at a swanky cocktail party in the sweet lands of California. Caifornia Dreamin’ and all that!

Raider Photography – Groover Armada @ Lovebox Festival

If you ever get the chance to see Groove Armada live, you must go immediately! The Groove Armada set at Lovebox 2015 was a truly epic and utterly unforgettable experience! Crowd surfing on inflatable beer bottles, ridiculous levels of confetti, a heaving bass, incredible live Alladinesque performers…this has to be up there for one of the best festival gigs I have been to. Five star!
Video pending…

Last Friday, I had the pleasure of listening to the iconic falsetto tones of Mr Pharrell Williams live at the 02 Arena. An incredible night, accompanied by an array of equally historic and fresh chart stopping tracks from the sexy beats of Frontin, to the ghetto clicks of Drop it Like it’s Hot and the spirited claps of Happy. If you get the chance to see Pharrell live, you will not be disappointed – a five star performance!

Ever wondered what face cream he wears? He literally hasn’t aged a bit!

It has been a long time since I heard an Eminem track that I was genuinely impressed with. Joining his many detractors in recent years, I too feared that Eminem had gone pop; that Mr Slim Shady had crossed no mans land from the world of controversy and grit to the land of commercial cheese. Having just experienced an epic evening at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, I can gratefully say that even in his forties and despite his dabbling with the likes of Rhianna, Eminem has certainly still got it. Rap God is a big ‘bleep’ you to the doubters and I absolutely love it. Hearing Eminem perform this live, to a crowd of 90,000, was an experience I will not be forgetting in a hurry. Eminem@Wembley Review Pending

 

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

 

Cash+David emerged earlier this year with their track Funn, which went on to chart on the top 10 on Hype Machine. Releasing material exclusively online, they are already receiving a great deal of support from bloggers and tastemaker sites and I can certainly see why.

“Mad Decent’s Daktyl’s has remixed mysterious synth duo Cash + David’s thrillingly anthemic debut single Funn. In Daktyl’s hands, Funn’s bass-crunching hands-in-the-air festival vibe is slickly warped into a slinky and smooth sun kissed journey, more driving a convertible along the coast than main stage at Glastonbury.”

As described by Partisan PR: “Cash is grammatical, adding sparkle and clarity to synths, locking rhythms and eloquently programming David’s scruffy, distorted, trashy guitars and Eastern world music patterns. The polarising duo aligned on discovering a mutual love of Bacon, Dylan Thomas and B movies, a partnership concreted by their shared birthday. From David’s logic sketches and Cash’s pro-tools dexterity came a flourish of indie guitar, house beat, world rhythm, tribal rock and trash pop tracks”

For more information, please see the links below:

http://www.cashanddavid.com/ // https://soundcloud.com/cashanddavid //
https://twitter.com/CashandDavid // https://www.facebook.com/CashandDavid
http://twitter.com/daktylmusic // https://soundcloud.com/daktylmusic