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SYLVIA – Birmingham band to release Syria charity single

Birmingham band SYLVIA are to release a single ‘Hollow Star’ in aid of Hand in Hand for Syria, a Midlands charity set up to send medical and humanitarian aid to the war-torn country.

The band members were moved to use their single to support the charity following a charity gig they played for Hand in Hand in Birmingham in August. “A very good friend of ours is from Aleppo in Syria,” explained lead singer Daniel Sweeney. “The conflict over there continues to produce atrocities every day and the people are in desperate need of medical and humanitarian aid both inside Syria and in the refugee camps in bordering countries. The gig, which four Birmingham bands and singers played at, raised well over £1000 but more help is needed, which is why we thought of a charity single.”

‘Hollow Star’ will be available to buy on iTunes from October 5. A single release night will be held at the Bull’s Head, Moseley, where copies of the band’s debut album, Rathea, will be sold with half the proceedings going to Hand in Hand for Syria. Continue reading

Templeton Pek – “30 seconds too far” January 31st 2011

UK Rock trio TEMPLETON PEK are set to release a 30 second single “Thirty Seconds Too Far” on January 31st, along with a full  music video to accompany it.

The release is an attempt to chart as the shortest song officially released ever in the UK.

The band, a credible seasoned touring act in their own right, from club tours to arena shows, feels like shaking up the system. “We really wanted to release something that makes a statement and impact in the industry. The current machine churns out and revolves around 3 minute 30 second generic songs,’ because the ‘industry’ dictates that. So we thought we’d go against the grain…” explains singer Neal Mitchell. “The whole point of the release is to show you don’t have to follow the formula, you can be free to do what you want.”

TP are gearing up for the release of their eagerly awaited second album ‘Scratches & Scars’ on February 18th (EU) & 21st (UK). Not only did they write their forthcoming release they recorded and produced it themselves.

“Basically we felt the only people who could fully represent what we’re trying to do on this album were ourselves. It was a massive learning curve and we poured in our combined experience of touring and production, to produce something that we are all massively proud of. The result is something that isn’t watered down by going through the industry ‘assembly line’ process.”

Release date for ‘Thirty Seconds Too Far’ is scheduled for January 31st 2011. The band have traded in their DIY ethic for Campaign sponsors DC Shoes and Monster Energy Drink. Along with Ibanez, Laney, and Tama Drums.

VIDEO LINK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yp9dV5aI4wU&hd=1
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/templetonpek

TEMPLETON PEK released their debut album ‘No Association’ to critical acclaim in 2008/2009 gathering famous fans along the way including Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) “An excellent album, razor sharp little nuggets” and media coverage from the likes of MTV2, Scuzz, Kerrang! Radio, XFM, BBC 6music, Rocksound, Big Cheese, SLAM! and Kerrang! Magazine amongst others.

The band also featured on the soundtrack to the million selling console game Colin McCrae: The Dirt 2, and a track was used in a campaign with drinks giant Coca-Cola promoting legal downloading.

‘Barriers’ a punchy and melodic yet visceral song is the first single from the new album, and gives a taste of what to expect from the band’s sophomore release. It is available as a FREE download from www.freebarriers.co.uk.

Brand new album ‘Scratches & Scars’ is scheduled to be released on February 18th 2011.

www.templetonpekofficial.com | www.facebook.com/templetonpek | www.myspace.com/templetonpek

Victoria Perks’ debut solo single “u belong 2 me”

Victoria Perks’ debut solo single “u belong 2 me” is just the start of her intrepid new musical adventure into the earthy realms of Americana/New Country/Folk-Rock/Pop. This song was previously covered by the likes of Bob Dylan and Patsy Cline.

Perhaps better known up until now, as ‘ViX’ the lead singer/songwriter of all-girl band “We’ve got a …FUZZBOX… and we’re gonna use it!!”

ViX toured the UK and Emirates supporting the likes of Paul Weller, Fun Lovin’ Criminals, The Wailers, The Christians etc with her all-girl band “ViX n The Kix”.

This talented professional also toured the UK and Japan with The Wildhearts’ frontman’s supergroup “Ginger and the Sonic Circus”.

Listening to how Victoria’s voice and songwriting has matured, it seems this well-seasoned traveller has finally come home.

Influences/Sounds kinda like:
Rumer, Eva Cassidy, Adele, Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Lady Antebellum, Crowded House, Imelda May, Laura Cantrell, Chris Isaak, Taylor Swift, Elvis, KT Tunstall, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and The Band.

“u belong 2 me” debut single out now on Gotham Records
Text to buy £1: Simply text belong to 60444 or download from iTunes 99p.
Victoria Perks’ debut solo single “u belong 2 me”
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