Alt-rocker Paula Punch releases new single ‘Holy Water’

Singer-songwriter Paula Punch has released her latest rock single, “Holy Water.” The track comes on the coattails of her popular full-length debut record, “Don’t Look Down,” and hints at a more forceful tone in the wake of her recent summer tour in California and Tennessee. Like the rest of Paula Punch’s repertoire, “Holy Water” has been proudly published on the Punch Park independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Verve-charged, passion-filled, and bearing hints of power pop this time, “Holy Water” is sure to turn heads of Paula Punch fans new and old.

Sydney, Australia’s Paula Punch is building an ever increasing fan base for her heartfelt music in her still-fledgling career as an indie rocker. In just over a year, she has gone from café open-mic favorite to the singer-songwriter of five successful singles, three official music videos, an American tour with talented singer-songwriter Jackie Bristow, and a debut LP record which continues to rack up download and streaming numbers. This newfound attention is unlikely to surprise those who know her, though.

The early musical experiences was mainly The Beatles played non-stop by my brother,” writes Punch. “After hearing this music – I had to get a guitar.”

Punch’s usual cited influences include Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronsandt, The Eurythmics, Traveling Wilburys, First Aid Kit, Bob Dylan and Ron Sexsmith. Her own style sometimes draws comparisons to the artists of the legendary Lilith Fair festival of the 1990s, particularly Sheryl Crow, Tori Amos and Sarah McLachlan.

Her new single, “Holy Water,” bears this sound perhaps more than any of her previous releases, having the gritty tonality of Tori Amos while maintaining the acoustic-electric, power-strumming tone of Sheryl Crow. Perhaps ironically, while Punch has hinted that the track is part of a forthcoming larger group of songs with a common sonic feel, it is also a song written long before the distribution of her first official single.

“…About 20 years ago in our little house in Balmain Sydney,” says Paula Punch. “Our two young sons were asleep and my husband, as usual, was working a late one at the studio, and I was singing in the bathroom as I could shut the door so I didn’t wake the boys, and it always sounded much better in there. This song came to me almost fully formed as if I was channeling it. Strange and wonderful when that happens.”

Paula has her longtime friends and successful musical artists Jackie Bristow and Mark Punch, singing soulful harmonies. The track was recording at Electric Avenue Studios in Sydney by Phil Punch and Robin Gist. The funky keyboards are delivered by Marko Simec, drums by Pete Drummond and bass by Ian Lees.

It’s a heartfelt and emotional song about innate guilt, and release,” she says, “forgiving yourself and searching for new beginnings. Perhaps my Catholic upbringing has weighed in here, somehow. But it’s really a love song – finding someone who sees you as you really are ‘and who you want to be,’ unlocking your own passion for life. Sometimes it takes someone else to reflect back one’s one inherent spirit.”

Holy Water” on the Punch Park label is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music stores now. Get in early, alt-rock fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Holy Water” by Paula Punch –

https://www.amazon.com/Holy-Water-Paula-Punch/dp/B07FL4YJKR/


Official Website –

https://www.paulapunch.com/

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Hip hop group Alliance of Fire release debut single ‘Get to You’

The artists of hip hop and pop music known as Alliance of Fire have released their official debut single, “Get to You.” The track has been proudly published on the Driving Records Music Group independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Harmonic, melodic and delivered in the tradition of the world’s best-loved hip hop of all time, “Get to You” is a single to put Alliance of Fire on the map once and for all.

Boston’s Alliance of Fire cite as main artistic influences Linkin Park, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Roots. Much like these legendary performers, their own sound on “Get to You” mixes elements of hip hop and rock for a blend of pop likely to appeal to a broad variety of listeners.

One notable difference, however, is that Alliance of Fire cannot be called ‘rap rock,’ that oft-maligned term given to heavy-metal music overlain with rap vocals. Rather, Alliance of Fire combines highly danceable pop sounds with electric guitars, harmonized vocals and cadenced rhymes and lines for a result which nightclub DJs and rhythm-and-blues fans both can agree upon.

We are four musicians who in the past worked together on our solo projects but decided to do a project collectively,” write Alliance of Fire. “We wanted to create a new sound all while having catchy melodies and good lyrics.”

Hearing their debut single “Get to You” for the first time is enough to tell that these musicians are no amateurs. The production is slick, the performances are nailed, and the songwriting is radio-ready. It’s true, too, that Alliance of Fire aren’t pretending this is their first rodeo.

Much of the material we’ve had sitting in the archives for a while,” they write. “Finally decided to release it. We feel as if the hip-hop/rock style hasn’t been done this way before.”

Asked to comment on the overall themes of their freshman release, Alliance of Fire say simply, “Our single is about being romantically involved with someone, hurting them, and being willing to do whatever it takes to get them back.”

Get to You” by Alliance of Fire on Driving Records MG is available at over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide. Get in early, pop, hip-hop and rock fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Get to You” by Alliance of Fire –


https://www.amazon.com/Get-You-Alliance-Fire/dp/B07F8DH2FK/


Official Website –

https://www.allianceoffire.com/

Rappers Missing Linx release new LP album ‘Spaxe Camels’

The rappers known internationally as Missing Linx have released their latest full-length album, “Spaxe Camels.” The record contains 15 original Missing Linx tracks for an approximate total listening time of 75 minutes. In addition to the talents of Missing Linx, “Spaxe Camels” features performances by Scruffmouth the Scribe, Luss, Rude-Enemy, Tara Don, Nathaniel Larochette, Balam Santos, Dini, and Karl Acelin. It has been proudly published on the Nationless Mind Records independent music label. Varied, beat-driven, and pulsing with urban poetry, “Spaxe Camels” is a new flagship release for this creative hip-hop and spoken-word crew from Canada.

Missing Linx [often stylized ‘Missing LinX’] are Just Jamaal, Prufrock, Cannon2x, and Cheko Salaam. They cite as main artistic influences Sun-Ra, The Pharcyde, Kendrick Lamar, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Tupac Shakur. As may be surmised, drawing from such a broadly varied selection lends a multifaceted character to their already kaleidoscopic style.

Nationless Mind Records comments on this: “By blending the density and meaningfulness of spoken word poetry with the raw energy, charisma and verbal dexterity typified by the best of hip-hop music, Missing Linx have opened up a trove of limitless creative potential and malleability.”

The troupe have also been lauded for their themes of social awareness and personal growth.

The group is celebrated not just for its contributions to the world’s spoken-word communities,” says NMR, “but its ability to take the social and political potency of hip-hop music and push it into authentically futuristic territory without dishonouring its past.”

Asked about the overall themes of their new album, Missing Linx write: “’SpaXe Camels’ is a sonic psychedelic experience inviting the listener to question our concept of ‘space’ to include the mental, spiritual, metaphysical and unknown factors (hence the use of ‘X,’ pronounced ‘shh’). Within this expansive universe, the camel is a symbol of resilience, compassion and the riding of ‘spaXe.’”

Nationless Mind has described “Spaxe Camels” as “somehow finding a balance between four distinct voices” to create a universe “which carries many worlds within one world, an ancient, yet futuristic vision of the present that includes a supernatural but humbled version of what it means to be human.”

Spaxe Camels” by Missing Linx is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music retailers now. Get in early, art and hip-hop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Spaxe Camels” by Missing Linx –


https://www.amazon.com/Spaxe-Camels-Explicit-Missing-LinX/dp/B07F8MRQT8/


Official Website –

http://www.missinglinx.ca

Rapper Oblivion releases new single ‘Got the Sauce Like Juice’

The rapper and producer of hip hop known as Oblivion has released his latest official single, “Got the Sauce Like Juice.” The track has been proudly published on the So Many Visions Promotions Records independent music label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Built on straight-up back beats and the aggressive urban poetry of this rising 21st century rapper, “Got the Sauce Like Juice” showcases Oblivion as an artist with something for fans of every style of hip hop.

Oblivion [often stylized, ‘0blivion’] cites as main artistic influences Lil Wayne, Drake, and Gucci Mane. His own inimitable style takes elements from each of these popular legends and arranges them in new combinations for a unique manner of iteration and delivery all his own. As it turns out, this characteristic presence on the mic has been molded over decades.

“When I was in second grade I began making rap,” says Oblivion. “My older brother promised me that if I got good at it, he would put me on a track. When I got in high school, I stayed in fights, not caring about anything, until one day while I was hanging out I said I need to put some of this negative energy into my songs so that I could try and focus on my life goals of being a rapper.”

In this way, Oblivion’s music is an inspirational note to those who might find themselves in a similar situation.

“I know tomorrow is not promised to you,” he says, “and not to put off things til tomorrow that we can do today.”

Asked to comment on the overall themes of his new single, “Got the Sauce Like the Juice,” Oblivion writes:

“The message I am sending is about life issues, flexing, how people see you, relationships, and letting people know if you work hard you can have anything you want it just might take you a little time to get it but it will be yours and that no one can take from you (cars, houses, jewelry, and money).”

“Got the Sauce Like the Juice” by Oblivion from So Many Visions Promotions Records is available at over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Got the Sauce Like the Juice” by Oblivion –


https://www.amazon.com/Got-Sauce-Like-Juice-Explicit/dp/B07FLBLKLF/

Chicago pop musician DJ Scandalous releases new single ‘Move On’

The producer and performer of pop music known as DJ Scandalous has released his latest official single, “Move On.” The track has been proudly published on the Breath of Heaven Music independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Smooth, upbeat, and empowering, “Move On” is a summer anthem which puts DJ Scandalous on the map for 2018 and beyond.

Chicago’s DJ Scandalous cites as main artistic influences The Funk Brothers, David Foster, Phil Collins, Kygo, Martin Garrix, Diplo, Kungs, Calvin Harris, DJ Snake, Tupac Shakur, and Nas. As might be presumed from this broad mix of music minds, songs by DJ Scandalous tend to cross EDM sounds with core elements of hip hop for a melange suitable for personal listening on earbuds and inclusion in nightclub playlists alike. He has called this his “Pop Without Limits” approach.

I’m a fan of all genres, but a prisoner of no single one,” says DJ Scandalous.

Scandalous has also said that he intends to do more than simply meld sounds this way. He considers his creative process as “an opportunity to explore our hearts and minds, uniting us and inspiring us, with a heart-to-heart conversation reminding us how art tears down barriers and rejects limits.”

Asked to discuss the over themes or message of his latest single, DJ Scandalous writes: “It’s not a message, it’s more of a musical conversation, saying, ‘I know what you’re going through because I’m going through the same right now.’ When you listen to the lyrics, it’s directed at one person as if that person and I are in the same room.”

Listening to “Move On,” one thing seems certain – the world can expect much more from DJ Scandalous in the very near future.

Move On” by DJ Scandalous is available from Breath of Heaven Music at over 600 quality digital music stores online worldwide now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

Move On” by DJ Scandalous –


https://www.amazon.com/Move-Dj-Scandalous/dp/B07F2PJJQW/


Official Website –

https://www.thatblackdude.com/

Michael Heathen & G. Champion release album ‘War of Words: Extended Clip’

The rap duo known as Michael Heathen and G. Champion have released their latest LP album, “War of Words: Extended Clip.” The LP has been proudly published on the G.L.O.A.T. Ent. independent record label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. Gritty, creative, and built on a thick foundation of bass and back beats, “War of Words: Extended Clip” is a hip-hop collection of urban poetry for 2018 and beyond.

Michael Heathen and G. Champion cite as main artistic influences Led Zeppelin, Tupac Shakur, Tech N9NE, Eminem, Pink Floyd, Kanye West, and the Notorious B.I.G. Their signature sound, however, is not derivative from these legends but rather a blend resulting in something new all their own. This, in fact, provides the impetus for much of “War of Words: Extended Clip” to begin with.

G.L.O.A.T. Ent. writes of this, “Hip hop is in need of a revolution. Content is being invaded by nonsense and it has infiltrated the airwaves. We are here to address the transgressions and begin the path to recovery. -end of transmission.”

G.L.O.A.T. Ent. was founded in 2010 by G. Champion and Michael Heathen. Heathen is known for his work with The Boxer’s Brain, performances on the main stage of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival, headlining sold-out events for DFW NORML, and for touring with CES CRU of Strange Music. He has opened for such titans of hip hop as Bun B, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Devin the Dude, and Cam’ron.

Heathen has officially released two mixtapes and two LP records. His music is available anywhere the Internet operates.

War of Words: Extended Clip” by Michael Heathen and G. Champion is available online worldwide from over 600 quality digital music retailers now.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

War of Words: Extended Clip” by Michael Heathen and G. Champion –


https://www.amazon.com/War-Words-Extended-Clip-Explicit/dp/B07F8C79QL/


Official Website –

https://m.facebook.com/GloatEnt/

Beach Wolf releases single ‘You Got the Moves’

The singer and songwriter of alternative pop rock known as Beach Wolf has released his latest official single, “You Got the Moves.” The track has been proudly published on the Wolf Gang Records independent music label without the direction of the corporate music industry. Funky, poppy, and packed with groove, “You Got the Moves” stands as evidence that Beach Wolf is a music artist for 21st-century nightclubs everywhere.

Beach Wolf cites as main artistic influences the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The Doors, Metronomy, Lenny Kravitz, and Arctic Monkeys. His sound on “You Got the Moves” blends the contemporary disco revival style of bands like Foster the People and Portugal the Man with his own vocal and melodic panache for a result which is both danceable and fitting for fun, upbeat playlists in any circumstance.

Asked to comment on the themes of “You Got the Moves,” Beach Wolf writes, “This single is about love at first sight on a dance floor. The kind of beauty you never see twice in your life, the kind of girl that you see and erase everybody else off the map – the kind of instant love that paralyses you when you see her dancing, and even if you’re generally silver-tongued, makes you speechless.”

Beach Wolf is the stage name of Thomas Marfisi, who makes his music and his home in Bastia, Corsica, a French-Italian isle that is often described as the most beautiful island in the world.

“I have my little recording studio here,” Marfisi writes, “and this is where Beach Wolf was born two years ago. When you listen to my songs, you can feel this rock-n-roll energy mixed with a strong summer vibe.”

Indeed, photographs of Corsica look much like the music of Beach Wolf sounds.

“That’s why I didn’t want to write under my real name and chose the name Beach Wolf,” he says. “I wanted to find a new name and a new ‘me’ for this new project that would match the songs and what they inspire in me.”

And what does Marfisi want his music to inspire in others?

“I like to think people will listen to my songs having a cocktail or driving their car during sunset on a summer day,” Beach Wolf writes.

“You Got the Moves” by Beach Wolf is available from over 600 music stores online worldwide now. Get in early, pop fans.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

www.MondoTunes.com

“You Got the Moves” by Beach Wolf –

https://www.amazon.com/You-Got-Moves-Beach-Wolf/

“You Got the Moves” Official Video –

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=T88_pt53omU