New Artist Showcase

New Artist Showcase with Derek 6-7pm Tuesday 23rd August 2022

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An entire hour dedicated to showcasing Music from  brand new and established independent artists and bands. Original and covers from both in the UK and Internationally.

An opportunity for one of your tracks to be  Smile Radio’s ‘Track of the Week’ with your track played across multiple shows for an entire week!

To feature on this or any other show on Smile Radio, simply get in touch via the emails below:

derek@smileradio.online

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Marshall Potts

New single from Canada’s Marshall Potts, as he releases The Rope from his current album The Storm.

Marshall Potts is a singer-songwriter from Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. 

He’s been making music since his childhood sweetheart broke his heart when he was 12. 

He lives on 160 acres near what many, including the Dalai Lama, call the centre of the universe. His crossover writing style has found acceptance in the Americana, Country Rock and Rock formats. Marshall not only writes inspiring music and lyrics, he mixes in ringing, interwoven guitar lines and buoyant arena-rock beats. 

Combine Potts’ powerful, yet tender insistent vocals that share the experience of saving himself deliver a universal message of positivity and optimism. His music is about moving beyond your past, taking back your power, embracing the moment and living in the here and now. 

He has 2 movie soundtrack credits, 3 CD releases, international and Canadian radio play to his name, and is also an international touring artist.

The Rope follows the previous singles Heaven or Home, Free and Easy and The Storm. All featured on the album The Storm.

About the single: 

“The Rope is a song of survival. It’s a song that crosses timelines like a memory of a past life…” –  Marshall Potts

Band members, instruments played

Marshall Potts – singer, song writer, vocals and guitar
Kirby Kaye – Guitar – originally from Montreal, Quebec
Chris MacAlpine – Drums
Mitch Potts – Piano/Keyboards
Stephen Franz – Bass – originally from Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada

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The Arkut Brothers

Taken from their debut album to be released later this year, “Underneath the Neon moon” is The Arkut Brothers‘ third single released from the album. Reviews of their live shows and early features from BBC Radio Humberside only have positive things to say about the duo.

The single and album have been produced by local songwriter and producer John Cox.

“Underneath the Neon Moon” by The Arkut Brothers is available on all digital streaming platforms on 19th August 2022.

Obsidian PR

Delphi Ravens

The Delphi Ravens are an indie/alternative rock band combining influences from several genres. Delphi Ravens were founded in late 2019 by bassist and lead songwriter Papa B.™ The band comes from the Pacific Northwest with its rich history of breakthrough music.

Vocalist Kira delivers her dynamic vocals and co-writes many of the songs.

The band’s sound has been compared to many artists including Deftones, Evanescence, Fleetwood Mac, Heart, Foo Fighters, etc.

The Band says,

“We aren’t vanilla or chocolate, but a blend of unique musical flavors!”

News & Achievements

Delphi Ravens have charted 4 songs in 2021-22. Hardest Goodbye was #2 on the Top 100 Hypeddit charts. Delphi Raven on the Top 10 Chart at Broadjam and #7 on MTV Top100. Phobia kicked off 2022 as the runner-up for Song of the Month at Broadjam and #3 on the Top 10 Chart. In summer 2022, Take My Hand went to #8 on the Museboat Top25 Chart.

The band is a 2-time MTV ROCK Artist of the Month in 2021-22. Their music has been played on more than 50+ radio stations in Canada, UK, and US including KIIS FM and KLOS FM in Los Angeles, both iHeart stations. Take My Hand won the World Songwriting Award for Best Alternative Song finalist. Other songs have been nominated for awards.

ReverbNation continues to rank Delphi Ravens the #1 Alt-Rock band in all of the Pacific Northwest. Reverb also ranks the band as Top 50 in the U.S. & Top 100 Worldwide.

The band is closely followed by Hollywood star Elizabeth McGovern, Sony music exec Jennifer W, rappers Whiz Kid|GThug|King Checkmate, many radio stations, Scandanavian star Katja, and 1,000+ artists from the US, UK, Europe, & Canada.

Emily Ewing X Hybrid Algorithm

This is ‘Chained to You’ a return with EDM producer Hybrid Algorithm & Singer/Songwriter Emily Ewing.

Out Wednesday, 24th August 2022 via Melodic Bassment Records.

‘Chained to You’ is a Future Bass and Trap Fusion track.
Pre-save link below

Taylor McClaine

Taylor McClaine paints a picture about his interpretations of adversity along his journey, while detailing the consequences that come with the sacrifice and courage it takes to pursue his dreams. It’s a race to the Mountain Top. Taylor wanted elements of classical music to accompany his lyrics, all while delivering a trap banger, with a conscious and thought provoking vibe. The price of love and loyalty reveals the unimaginable amidst obstacles in Taylor’s life, and this record provided an opportunity for Taylor to give his fans a front-row seat.

Musik & Film PR

Dani Sylvia

The track was recorded with Barnaby Cox and Dani Sylvia. Dani is  a master at capturing some of the difficulties and challenges faced to be human  and at times how unreasonable this can be.  This song draws issues between her heartbreak and needing to escape and ‘run’ which draws parallels to some of the challenges people experience training and getting fit through running.

 

Dani trained at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her distinctive and arresting lyrics ripped straight from her heart, won her the attention of BASCA (Ivors), who awarded her ‘Best Songwriter’ at The Unsigned Music Awards. Her unique take on alternative pop has caught the attention of BBC Introducing, gaining features in multiple regions. She has won the hearts of a deeply loyal fanbase by bringing her high-octane and ethereal world to life on stages, touring across the UK. In July 2019, Dani performed to 8,000 people at Kew Gardens for ‘Kew the Music’ (Lewis Capaldi, Craig David, Nina Nesbit, Jooles Holland) after headlining a sold out show in Camden. Dani’s latest live performance in March 2020 was her second headline show at a sold-out Omeara.

Musik & Film PR

Crashing Cadence

Crashing Cadence started out as a life long dream of tattoo artist, lead vocalist and guitar player Luke Botterill. He got in touch with one of his long time customers Brandon to help him start it up. This quickly turned into something very unique and something that instantly clicked between the two of them. They spent all of the pandemic and lockdowns writing and recording a ridiculous amount of demo’s. Along with bassist Harry, drummer Jordan and producer Dev Crawford, they’re about to churn out their first E.P. This is something that every rock, metal and punk fan is going to want to hear…

Guitar & Vocals

Ex Dogsbody guitarist and insanely good tattoo artist Luke Botterill is the main man in the Crashing Cadence fold. Luke started things back in late 2019 with guitarist Brandon when they started writing music together. Luke is the brains behind all of the lyrics, the riff writing and general aesthetic awesomeness of the band.

Guitar & backing Vocals

After dabbling in many bands locally around south Devon, Brandon Lee Bolt has had a good 12 year run of playing drums in bands such as ThirtyOne, Cry Havoc and Rockafella 4, just to name a few… Now he is stepping away from the drum throne and stomping on those guitar pedals and making a racket with his voice in Crashing Cadence. Brandon is also the recording engineer behind the CC studio recordings whilst Dev Crawford is the bands producer and all round “make-sound-betterer”… or something like that…

Bass guitar

Harry Lord, the Ginger Ninja, the face melter of the band. Harry has played bass in many bands around south Devon including Sunset Oblivion and has written an extensive amount of material for his solo project “Indebted”. Harry brings the deep, harrowing bass tones to Crashing Cadence whilst putting in some of his metal influenced sound to the songs, giving Crashing Cadence it’s utterly unique blend of styles.

Drums

This is Jordan. He hits things.

Fear Of Falling

Fear Of Falling is back with their highly anticipated 5th single,
combining the seasoned talents of drummer Dale Schnettler (also from
Prime Circle), vocalist Ross Harding, guitarist Lloyd Timke and bassist
Brendon McCaig (also from You, Me and The Harmony & Maybe In The
Sequel?).
‘All My Time’ is a song that reflects on the short duration we have
available to live our lives to the fullest for a meaningful existence,
within a world that is in a perpetual state of chaos. Vocally the track
delivers a powerful, yet restrained arrangement, reminiscent of a
theatre-like production with highs and lows that take you on a journey
of deliverance … and almost stadium-like anthem, living and breathing
its way through the almost 4 minutes, through the creative talents of
the musicians involved. It’s lifelike in the way that it takes breaths
and pauses, before driving forward and delivering a massive chorus – all
understated by the melodic basslines that create magic. ‘All My Time’ is the first single with new vocalist Ross Harding,
who joins the lineup with drummer Dale Schnettler, guitarist Lloyd Timke
and bassist Brendon McCaig. With this lineup Fear Of Falling begins to
fulfil the full potential of this supergroup. The band can be seen
maturing through its development, and Ross Harding could not have
delivered a better performance on his first single with the band! Fear
Of Falling has skilfully learnt and developed their sound, showing why
they are on top of their game and the Rock Scene in Africa!

Factory Of Art

FACTORY OF ART
Progressive Power Metal from Leipzig

Artfully arranged, timeless rhythms, which form an extraordinary symbiosis of progressive, power and classical metal, are complemented by texts that score with their expressiveness and clearly remain in the ear.

FACTORY OF ART, founded in 1990 in Leipzig, is about to celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary. Known everywhere in the 1990s as the East German Hard’n’Heavy hope, FACTORY OF ART subsequently rocked the club and festival stages in Germany, Europe and beyond as the guarantor of the best stage shows with scene greats such as Iced Earth, Blind Guardian, Grave Digger, Skyclad, Sodom, Nevermore and many more.

FACTORY OF ART unite in their current line-up band members from 3 decades of the band’s history. After more than a decade of musical creation at FACTORY UNDER COVER, the two lead singers, among others, are restarting the future-oriented machinery of the Kunstfabrik.

Absolute musical uniqueness and performance professionalism in harmony with spectacular stage shows are the trademarks of the Leipzig formation, which proudly offers a considerable range of renowned music prizes (German Rock Prize 1993, Golden Rockinger 1994, winner of the “Unerhört! 2000” of Rock Hard Magazine) and has left their musical traces on the label AFM Records in the form of various recordings.

“… No better World!! (Mini-CD, 1993), “Grasp!!!” (Full Album, 1996) and “The Tempter” (Full Album, 2002) are exemplary and recommended as a reliable gateway drug to the art factory set to music.

 

Elessar

Elessar are back again with a brand new effort ‘Mi AMOR’. Supposedly you fall in love an average of 7 times in your life… Well this is only Elessar’s 3rd single from their new EP ‘It’s Not That Deep’ and this stomping effort will catch the hearts and feelings of all fans! Frontman Ricky describes it as “a song for the late night drives, when you’re inside your head about the one you love and whether they feel the same”. A feeling I’m sure many people can relate to! Taking a more Rock approach from their previous effort ‘GOLD’, it’s impossible not to enjoy the verse grooves and driving chorus of ‘MI AMOR’.

Reaction Management

The Roundlakes

The Roundlakes are a transatlantic super group composed of Chris James Willows, The JMC and OrangeG. This collaboration takes the listener on a ride through the Brit Pop sensibilities of Willows and Michie and mixes it with the rootsy leanings of OrangeG.

The second single, “Killing Smile” was written by John Michie and is taken from the forthcoming EP “I’ll Take The River” which will be released September 19th

 

Imperium

South-West London 5-piece Heavy Metal Band – Imperium

Having just played Bloodstock on the new Blood Stage and hitting the crowd hard, their new track ‘The Passing’ is out now!

About the song:

When Hardip had made the main structure of the song, the vocalist Ben got told the unfortunate news his grandad had fallen ill and had been given months. They were very close to each other and was pretty much his 2nd dad and therefore Ben wanted to dedicate a song to him. The lyrics was pretty much written in real-time, and Ben wrote down how he was feeling at that moment in time. It went from sadness/reminiscing to anger, to confusion and then quite content with what was inevitably happening.

Signed to – Unearthed Music Management.

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