Franklin Lake going ‘Supersonic’ with new four track EP

Fantastic new EP released though Universal distribution on Monday 29th June

A five piece boy band from the South East of the UK, Franklin Lake are a contemporary pop group who are set to become Britain’s breakthrough act of 2015. A group of talented individuals who have combined to create an even stronger whole, each member brings their own cultured vocal to the unique blend.


Their debut EP, ‘Supersonic’, is set for release on June 29th and is backed by Universal distribution, demonstrating just how much promise this group of young men have. Having already turned heads with those in the industry, the time is right for finding a wider audience.

It’s fitting then that this EP is all about coming of age and finding your place as a young man in the UK, with songs concerning love, life, and music itself. For a taste, here’s EP track ‘Supersonic’.

In addition to this track, the EP contains another three belting pop tunes, each as infectious and affecting as the last. Also, as an added extra for iTunes users, bonus track ‘High Maintenance’ will be available alongside the release.

Another string to the Franklin Lake bow sees them working with some of the finest producers in the world on remixes of their tracks, tinkering with the arrangements to shape them into ready-made pop and club hits. The list of names is an impressive one, including recent ‘Best International Dance Producers Award’ wnners Soulshaker, DASCO (signed to Phonetic, Kontor, Radikal, Blanco Y Negro and BIP), Mob Culture (currently working single releases with Sony) and So Cool Network who are huge on the Shoreditch and Bristol EDM scenes. All of these producers are playing at the top of their game and hold places in the Music Week Charts on current singles packages, which says a lot for the calibre of people looking to work with Franklin Lake.

‘Supersonic’ is the final culmination of a lot of hard work from Franklin Lake to establish themselves as a true upcoming force in the UK music industry. Developing a reputation for their hard work ethic, the group have gigged up and down the country in some of the UK’s most prestigious venues. Along the way they have appeared at events alongside the likes of Dappy, Olly Murs, Wretch32, James Arthur, Union J, Collabro and more. And in 2015, they are looking to establish themselves further alongside household names like these.

Franklin Lake are:

TayTay, Ed, Carl , Tom, Jude


Bristol’s Falling Stacks release their debut full-length “No Wives” this June through Battle Worldwide Recordings.

That sets a serious tone, but the music is leavened by the band’s undeniable humour and lack of self-regard. They describe their sound as ‘like the thrashing and squawking of a buzzard with its leg in a mantrap’ and insist that their songs are ‘mostly about dogs’. Their debut EP was released on the increasingly popular Howling Owl Records, but the band have since flown the coop and settled at Battle in 2013; they play selectively and don’t tour, but do try and gig outside of Bristol as much as possible (anywhere near a decent Turkish restaurant is fine, usually). They are a contrary outfit whose laconic, easy-going approach shouldn’t be mistaken for laziness: their music is fiercely focused, but on the songs rather than the frippery.

Rolling basslines, twangy guitars and scatty drums to give off an energy that’s pretty terrifying but also pretty catchy in the worst-form-of-catchy possible Elusive Little Comments.

Falling Stacks are a punchy, lacerating, powerful new(ish) presence on whatever scene you want to tag them with; or better yet, leave scenes out of it and simply enjoy them for their blend of anarchy and tautness. And for their distressed buzzard songs about dogs.


BLACK PEAKS announce new single ‘Crooks’ June 15th

– ‘Crooks’ was Radio 1 Rockest Record April 26th, debut Dan Carter play April 26th and Fearne Cotton play April 27th 
– Supporting Arcane Roots in the UK through April/May
– Playing The Great Escape Festival in May, Nass and 2000 Trees in July and Hevy, ArcTanGent and Reading/Leeds in August and many more throughout the summer
– Debut single ‘Glass Built Castles’ was Radio 1 Track Of The Day in March 
– Debut London headline show on April 8th at The Barfly sold out

Brighton based 4 piece BLACK PEAKS can now announce their brand new single ‘Crooks’ will be released on June 15th. ‘Crooks’ is the bands 2nd ever single release, and is follow up to debut single ‘Glass Built Castles’, which was a Radio 1 Track Of The Day in March 2015, a Radio 1 Rockest Record in Feb 2015, added to MTV Rocks playlist and helped the band get press with the likes of Kerrang!, DIY Magazine, Metal Hammer, Rock Sound, The Independent and much more. The track was Radio 1 Rockest Record on April 26th with Dan Carter, getting a morning play on April 27th with Fearne Cotton as well.

Johnny Wore Black ready for ‘Firefly’ / ‘Comfy Slippers’ double A side single

The musical musings of a poet turned rock song writer, Johnny Wore Black is an artist who uses words to draw listeners in to his unusual tales. Born from a background in the movie business and as an A-list stunt performer, Johnny Wore Black delivers a powerful and cinematic sound.  Insistent that it’s up to the listener to discover how the music fits into their own journey through life, the songs encompass everyday situations by twisting them into dark corners and putting them against a solid rock background.


The latest fruit of this labour is the double A side single ‘Firefly’/’Comfy Slippers’, which will be independently released on June 15th. You can see the stunning animated video for ‘Firefly’ below, with sketchy, monochrome visuals augmenting a classy song about facing your own personal demons head on and the inherent challenges therein.

The singles are both taken from current Johnny Wore Black album ‘Walking Underwater Part 2’. Available now, it followed debut LP ‘Walking Underwater Part 1’ as a double whammy of albums released in 2014 to excellent reviews. ‘Part 2’ sees Johnny Wore Black continue to evolve his unique energy and song writing style, with an intense, passionate lyrical style.

David Ellefson chose to work alongside Johnny Wore Black on production duties, as did Grammy Award Winner David Bottrill. The fact that such storied veterans of the business believe in the music of Johnny Wore Black goes some way to confirming the potential of this unusually dark artist.

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