In 2015 I was approached by a young Melbourne Hip Hop artist, Ryland Rose, inviting me to appear in a music video highlighting the latest release from his debut EP, Ivory Coast – ‘Gimme That’ . Now I am not known to be a huge fan of Hip Hop or Rap but there was something about this song and the infectious energy of it’s creator that had me hooked. Turned out my instincts were right because the song reached #4 on the Australian iTunes Hip Hop/Rap charts. In 2015 he was triple j’s unearthed Artist of the Week and featured on iTunes New Artist Spotlight .
Here is the video of ‘Gimme That’ and you can download the song below.
To download the song simply click on the Download link. (In some browsers a new window will open. Simply right click on the track in this window to download. )
The Ryland Rose story keeps building. He recently released his new single “Almost Famous & Broke” that climbed to #4 on the US Billboard charts.
The clip for the single is one of the first of it’s kind. Filmed entirely on Snapchat it is one of the low budget but extremely clever video. Ryland states it “might be the most valuable in terms of idea, substance, and message”.
Through the use of playful Snapchat filters, celebrity face swaps and motion track emoji’s, the clip touches on celebrity culture, pursuing fame, whilst trying to maintain a relationship.
Check out the video:
Ryland is a hip hop star in the making. Here’s some links to keep you across his journey.
Official Site: http://rylandrose.com
I first came upon Aimee Francis when I first started blogging on music. I saw her at a gig supporting one of my favourite power rock bands Dallas Frasca. I was immediately struck by Aimee’s brutally honest lyrics and ‘take no prisoners’ soul filled voice.
I interviewed her at the time but didn’t complete a blog on her then. AND I am so glad I didn’t because I can now bring you Aimee’s music right on the threshold of a UK tour and the release of her latest single BONNIE and CLYDE that has me in raptures. Have a listen to this wonderful song.
If you love the clip download the song here:
(In some browsers, when you click on the download button you will be taken to a new window. Just right click on the track in this window to download.)
Aimee’s has a reputation for strong rock with honest emotive lyrics. She has also gifted my subscribers a song called ‘Can’t You See’ that perfectly illustrates her style and passion.
There is so much to admire about her spirit and her work. She was playing guitar at 10, drums at 12 and gigging at 15. After a stint at music college she spent time in the United States, the UK and then back in Sydney. Her unshakeable drive and great talent has got her to a point where her music displays a maturity and self-awareness that promises so much. Interestingly she has always played alone, everything you get is pure Aimee!
UK and Irish subscribers can see Aimee live at these gigs.
July 12 – Troubadour, London
July 13 – The Vault, Putney
July 14 – The Roadhouse, Birmingham
July 15-17 – L Fest, Staffordshire
July 18 – The Cavern Club, Liverpool
July 22 – The Venue, Lymm
July 23 – The Lounge – Northenden, Manchester
August 8 – Whelans, Dublin
August 27 – The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool
August 28 – Verve Bar, Leeds
Please try and catch her gigs in the UK and follow the links below to explore her music.