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A&R Factory Present: Rudie Edwards

British Singer Rudie Edwards Unveils Music Video For “Lover Like You.” which is a great example of what is to come from this awesome artist!

Rudie’s signature sound is fueled by sexy attitude, sly sass, and a penchant for holding nothing back, evident in her latest single “Lover Like You,” which today she reveals the official music video for. Premiered with Refinery29, “Lover Like You” is about knowing what you want from a lover and not being afraid to express it or ask for it and sees the singer dancing with reckless abandon in the midst of a disco tinged glitter party.

“The mission is to wake people up…I want to make some bloody noise that doesn’t sound like all of the other bloody noise out there.” – Rudie Edwards

After moving to London, Rudie attend the renowned BRIT School, alma mater to Adele, Amy Winehouse and Imogen Heap. By 2012, she started splitting her time between Los Angeles and London, writing for CeeLo Green,Erik Hassle, Beatrice Eli, and more.

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A&R Factory Present: Wild Front

Organically formed, South Coast Band, Wild Front, aim to pair the unrestrained emotions of music with the capricious nature of life. It came as no surprise when the band formed,as the 4 had been musically working together for years.

Although 80’s rock and alternative indie is a love they all share, their primary musical influences are so different. Jack offers his love of folk and Josh studied classical music at university, whereas Mike and Joe’s musical repertoire ranges from West Coast hip hop to indie folk. It’s this exotic mix that creates their unique anddistinctive sound. Wild Front have just released their self-titled debut EP,and are in the studio constantly writing and recording new material.

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A&r Factory Present: Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles

Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles is the superb new musical endeavor of Billy Bibby, former and founding lead guitarist of Catfish and the Bottlemen. No newcomer to the British music scene, it was in 2007, at age 17, that Bibby became the elder statesman of this working class quartet formed in Llandudno, North Wales. Catfish and the Bottlemen relentlessly gigged their way across the UK, and occasionally abroad, building a fiercely loyal fan base, selling out increasingly larger venues, and ultimately securing a recording deal in 2013 that would lead to the release of a Top 10 debut album Certified Gold in the UK. And Billy Bibby and his band are ready to do it all again.

Billy Bibby’s current musical journey began in the summer of 2014 in the same, grass roots, DIY style that served him well in the past. Penning new tunes and trialling them in front of live audiences, as well as via demos posted to SoundCloud, garnered overwhelmingly positive feedback. The time was right to transition to a full band experience and, with the help of Simon Jones, bassist for The Verve, auditions were held and a new four-piece ensemble of talented musicians rapidly took shape. Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles are: Billy Bibby – lead vocals / guitar, Rob Jones – lead guitar / vocals, Matt Thomas – bass / vocals, Mike Pearce – drums.

Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles released their first single, ‘Waitin’ for You’, and played their first live show in November of 2015 and it’s been nonstop ever since: a debut EP Bide Your Time, a follow-up single ‘Are You Ready?’, over 60 gigs across the UK including numerous festival appearances, radio play on Radio X, BBC Introducing, Virgin Radio, Amazing Radio, and over 100 stations in the UK and abroad. Billy Bibby & The Wry Smiles are out to win over new fans one by one with their energetic, tuneful, and optimistic rock.

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A&R Factory Present: Georgie

‘Company Of Thieves’ is the stunning debut single from Georgie. Hailing from Mansfield, this twenty-one year old singer-songwriter is a distinctly new and unique talent is set to take the UK music scene by storm.

‘Company of Thieves’ was produced by studio wizard Matthew E White at his Spacebomb studios in Virginia. He originally heard Georgie on a trip to the UK and instantly wanted to work with her. A few phone calls later and Georgie was on her way to Virginia and came back with four stunning tracks, with ‘Company Of Thieves’ the first to emerge.

Georgie will be touring with Jake Bugg and Blossoms on two of the biggest tours of the autumn all dates below.

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A&R Factory Present: Aaron Taylor

Earlier this year, London-based singer-songwriter Aaron Taylor quietly and somewhat mysteriously, without too much fanfare, released his debut EP Still Life. The three songs contained on the EP caught the attention of a host of music bloggers, and one song, ” Lesson Learnt “, appeared on a major TV ad for Apple Watch.

Aaron has since been working on new material, and “Be Alright” is the first song to be taken from a brand-new EP titled Better Days, due for release this autumn.

On “Be Alright” Aaron develops further the intoxicating fusion of soul, funk, gospel and R&B he revealed on his debut. He wrote the song as a statement of support, “Sometimes you need to encourage and remind yourself things will be OK” he says. “’Be Alright’ is exactly that: an encouragement to ourselves and a reminder of a simple truth that we will all be fine in time. We may need to rebel, we may need to struggle, but we’ll be good.”

The song forms part of a wider story behind the full EP – more details to be revealed in due course.

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A&R Factory Present: Silent Crowd

Lauren L’aimant writes, sings and produces her own music.

Lauren draws influences from various types of music, but her true love lies in soulful, uplifting house music as a producer. With her ability to build an epic drop, combined with her pumping basslines and ambient, warm pad combinations, Lauren is set to take the House music genre by storm, and has already bagged remixes for Drumsound & Bassline Smith and Kieran Alleyne.

As a songwriter, Lauren is incredibly versatile, creating anything from pop music to soul ballads. Lauren started out writing popular music, and strives constantly to understand and adapt to the ever-changing trends of music.

As a singer, Lauren’s distinctive voice has undertones of Aretha Franklin, Eva Cassidy and Alicia Keys, with her own original spin. She has sung in cover bands and has featured on songs for R3WIRE (club MTV), Asian music superstar Shide Boss, Miami based EDM producers ‘Your Friends’, and is currently working with the likes of DJ S.K.T and TC4 (Sony).

This song is called ‘He Ain’t U’ which she single-handedly wrote, produced and recorded. Lauren says “The video is a time lapse of approximately 3.5 days of work. I wake up at 6am most days, (earlier if I’m working at the care home), head to the gym and then start work around 8am. Some days I work until 11 at night. Sometimes this work is repetitive and I get frustrated, but it’s a labour of love. I don’t get paid for this work (yet) but I will. ”

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A&R Factory Present: Hazey Jane

Hazey Jane are an English folk-indie quintet from London. Hackney based, harmony driven and easily confused, the band are indebted to Nick Drake, CSNY and John Prine. From such artists, Hazey Jane have derived their own bona fide craft of songmanship, exhibited most poignantly throughout their recent live EP. Recorded at Total Refreshment Studios, Dalston, and produced by band confidant Mr Sander Van Laere, this modest collection of songs represents a departure from studio based precision and rather lays bare the musicality that Hazey Jane are all about. Click here to download a number of these tracks for free.

Prior to shacking up in East London, Bobby Bertoli (Lead Vocals) and Laurent Judson (Lead Guitar) sought a cohort of folk-loving music men to mature the songs they had been writing together since their early teens. Having first heard John Martyn in 2004, the duo had developed a shared interest in acoustic arrangements by the time they were introduced to the likes of Doves and Bon Iver. At which point Paul Jordan (Drums), Connor Smith (Bass) and Remi Saward (Percussionist) amplified Hazey Jane’s live sound and launched the band into headline slots at The Bedford, Marylebone Festival and The Barfly in 2015.

Hazey Jane continue to perform and record exhaustively around London and further afield.

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A&R Factory Present: Animal House

Australian indie-rockers Animal House create a raucous, energy-fuelled sound on their upcoming EP Sorry, out on 18th November 2016.

Having already received critical acclaim for their last single English Girls, Animal House’s new EP is filled with witty lyrical storytelling, racing riffs and infectious choruses. With its undeniably catchy, high-energy garage-infused sound, reminiscent of the likes of The Strokes and The Raconteurs, Sorry oozes a welcome tongue-in-cheek attitude.

Animal House explains that Sorry is an “apology to our parents, friends, past employers who put their faith in us to lead a sweet and comfortable life in Aus and instead we’ve blown all that on a shot at making music”. Remembering the hedonistic adventures they’ve had whilst making music, the band admit they’re actually ‘not sorry’, and revel in the fun they’ve been having in the UK on each vibrant and uptempo track.

Finally settled in the UK, Animal House have already supported the likes of Courtney Barnett, Surfer Bloodand Drenge to name a few. They have also received praise from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Sean Keaveny, NME, DIY and Clash. They now hope to continue charming listeners with their “stupid garage pop songs” on Sorry.

Catch Animal House live at the following dates:

23rd September – Ryans N16 – London
28th September – Prince Albert – Brighton
28th October – Bleach – Brighton
2nd November – Rubi – Barcelona
3rd November – Paberse Matao – Valencia
4th November – Sala Rockstar – Benidorm
5th November – TNT Blues Bar – Cox
6th November – Fun House – Madrid
12th November – Bukowski – San Sebastian
14th November – Pop In – Paris
29th November – Birthdays – London

Sorry is out on 18th November 2016.

 

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A&R Factory Present: Snails

‘Jennifer Jones’ is the lead single from ‘Safe in Silence’, the debut LP from Bristol (UK) based experimental pop band Snails.

It follows a brace of 7” singles on cult label The Great Pop Supplement, praised by Jarvis Cocker on his BBC 6 Music show and hailed by Stephen Pastel as “Eerie, beautiful, modestly majestic.”

The 10-track album is released on 5th September 2016, again via GPS on 12″ vinyl LP and DL. It was produced with Ali Chant (Gruff Rhys, PJ Harvey) in Bristol.

Snails generate moments of suburban guitar pop reverie for lonely people walking to the shops. Formed after a friend’s request to soundtrack a budget slasher involving a homicidal nun, their sound bears the influence of chamber pop mavericks such as Basil Kirchin, Syd Barrett and Nico. The 5-piece band were hand-picked to support Teenage Fanclub at their Bristol show in September, where the album will be launched.

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