HL London: Six Girl Bands plus Venkman, The Winachi Tribe and Northern Uproar Drop New Tunes

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Angel 
Ilana J Music 
18 November 2015

Ilana J is a British singer songwriter whose critically acclaimed debut EP 'Free Falling From The Ground Up' was inspired by how she feels about her music, which is back in her following a long break; " I am letting the music and the lyrics 'free fall' out of me and am growing every day from the 'ground up' which is intensely fulfilling on a whole new level".

Ilana's new single 'Angel' is released to help her friend Kim who has a 12 year old son with Angelman Syndrome, a rare neuro-development condition which affects 1 in 15,000 live births.

Ilana says "I have known little Josh since he was a toddler and have watched him grow over the years. Josh is a joy to be around and he has a wonderful nature, but with no treatment currently available, he and his family face many challenges both now and in the years ahead.

The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics firmly believes that with the right research effective treatments and an eventual cure can be found. This strongly-held belief drives their fundraising efforts and they are FAST approaching a cure for Angelman Syndrome."


'Angel' is available for free download on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/ilana-j/angel 
It can be purchased from iTunes for $0.99 https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/angel-single/id1043285103 

All proceeds are being donated to F.A.S.T.

The accompanying music video is on YouTube: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycdRMdCvNPU


Social Links:
Website - www.ilanaj.com
'England' video -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91MD9R7GvwI
EP Tracks on SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/ilana-j
Twitter -  https://twitter.com/ilanaj_sings
Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/IlanaJ.songwriter
Instagram -  https://instagram.com/ilana.j.music/

Angéline
Back to Pike Place
18 September 2015
Lead track: Black Butterflies

Originally from Loire Atlantique in France, singer/songwriter Angéline is now based in London, the city in which she studied for her music degree. She describes her latest EP 'Back to Pike Place' as bold and raw, contrasting with the more traditional nature of her first EP 'Home', released in October 2014.
 
Writing the songs for 'Back to Pike Place', Angeline explored her ideas through the creation of demos with backing vocals and sounds made with whatever she could find in her room, tapping rhythms on her guitar or desk. Demos were sent to her collaborator Garry Cosgrove who arranged Angéline's tracks, striving to keep her organic sound. This is the key reason why she considers the EP to be particularly interesting. "It was made at home using whatever we had around us. The purpose was not to be limited by money that I don't have, finding a way of creating songs with whatever is around me."
 
Of the tracks on the EP, Angéline says "'Aama' is a very special song. I wrote it to pay tribute to Nepal using my Nepalese friend's testimony. Knowing how much suffering the earthquake caused I decided to give away the song in return for donations via justgiving.com. All funds go to the D.E.C charity for Nepal.
 
Inspiration for the EP has also come from Cuba. Angéline wrote these songs after visiting Havana recently to pursue her passion for Salsa dancing. The influence of Cuban beats can be heard clearly in the percussion on each of the tracks, but she also recorded the sounds of the streets, doing the same in London on her return. Those sounds link eack of the EP's tracks, taking the listener on a journey and highlighting the huge differences between her two favourite cities.

Live Dates:
EP Launch party: 13th September - The Floripa, 91-93 Great Eastern St, London EC2A 3HZ (Old Street Tube)

Social Links:
Website: http://angeline-music.com
Facebook: http://facebook.com/angelinemusicpage
Soundcloud: http://soundcloud.com/angelinemusicpage
Twitter: @Angelinesings
youtube: http://youtube.com/angelinemusicpage
Instagram: angelinephotopage
 

All tracks written by Angéline Morand with Garry Cosgrove
 
PRS Details:
Angeline Morand - 730083574
Garry Cosgrove - 731628253
 
Mixed, produced and mastered by Garry Cosgrove

Photographer : Melissa K Parker
www.melissakharper.co.uk
 
Artwork : Tina Borkowski
http://www.tinaborkowski.com
 

IlanaJ
Free Falling From The Ground Up
IlanaJMusic
14 September 2015

Lead Track: Paper Planes, England

IlanaJis a British singer songwriter. Having turned down the opportunity to enter the prestigious London College of Music at thirteen in favour of a more traditional academic education, a successful healthcare career followed, but her soul has always craved a more creative outlet.

Following an extended visit to the US in 2008,Ilanamade the decision to devote her life to songwriting and recording, diving into intensive musical training on both the guitar and the piano, and immediately writing prolifically, as if the lyrics had always been there just waiting to find their way out.

IlanaJ's musical style has evolved naturally, influenced by the likes of Sting, Coldplay and Keane, and although her musical journey has been a solitary one, her passion has brought her to the attention of key people who have worked with her to nurture her talents. A chance meeting with Mark Alexander, ex-keyboard player with Meat Loaf, has resulted in him becoming her producer.

The resulting debut EP 'Free Falling From The Ground Up' is inspired by how she feels now that music is back in her life where it belongs; " I am letting the music and the lyrics 'free fall' out of me and am growing everyday from the 'ground up' which is intensely fulfilling on a whole new level".

The six track record has provided a single which will be released on September 14th 2015. Entitled 'Paper Planes', the track was inspired by her trauma as a teenager when her younger brother tragically died. With the passing of the years the pain has receded and this song is dedicated to his memory with a message of hope and peace. The accompanying video, filmed in New York City, will be released in the first week of September.

Ilana's songs express simple and heartfelt themes of love, joy and real life; influenced by her own life stories and her core values of love and appreciation for the beauty of the world we live in. 


Social Links:
Website - www.ilanaj.com
'England' video -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=91MD9R7GvwI
EP Tracks on SoundCloud - https://soundcloud.com/ilana-j
Twitter -  https://twitter.com/ilanaj_sings
Facebook -  https://www.facebook.com/IlanaJ.songwriter
Instagram -  https://instagram.com/ilana.j.music/

Hannah in the Wars
Only Wanna Be
99X/10
14 September 2015

Songwriter Hannah Curwood originates from the stark, remote region of Central Otago in New Zealand. Now based in London, Hannah in the Wars is the result of working alongside Roger O'Donnell of The Cure and a handpicked group of musicians.

Hannah in the Wars' eponymous debut album, released earlier this year, is a collection of beautifully written melodies and emotionally engaging narratives, taking inspiration from life's trials and triumphs and perfectly showcasing Curwood's distinctive and powerful vocals.

Both 'Only Wanna Be' and B-side 'Sweet Release', lifted from the critically acclaimed album, were written following the breakdown of a relationship and Curwood's decision to move half way around the world to start afresh. Of the songs, she says their creation came easily and, despite the subject matter, they have come to occupy a positive space in her mind, particularly after seeing them so well received by audiences on her recent two month tour across the UK, Ireland, New Zealand and Berlin.


"'Sweet Release' is a thoughtful tune, beguiling in its simplicity. The smooth violins at the heart of the piece, gives a bizarre sense of unease, despite the lulling tempo. The song, lyrically and musically, gives a feeling of agelessness to Curwoods vocal quality. However, the halting, breathy nature of the chorus brings it right into the modern era. The violin solo has echoes of the style of Warren Ellis (of the Bad Seeds)."

Pure M Magazine
 
"Every song on the album could be considered a hit song and they all have their own personality and uniqueness with different and creative songwriting twists. Hannah In The Wars new album injects Hannah's heart and soul into each lyric of each song and surrounds her beautiful voice with perfectly organized arrangements that carry her emotional songs to heavenly heights."
Essentially Pop
 
"I could easily lay in bed listening to Hannah in the Wars on repeat for the whole of the holidays. Lush."
Subba-Cultcha
 
"The ten songs resulting from this work called Hannah In The Wars is a collection of stories and complex emotional stories told by the author with a powerful and delicate voice that accompanies a wide band including synths, piano and strings."
Poplacara
 
"The gorgeous "Sweet Release"echoes of the beauty of Laura Marling and Marissa Nadler"
The Revue, Canada
 
"Evocative melodies for that perfect come-down, chill-out experience after a long night of hearty partying."
Soundblab.com


Social Links:

facebook.com/hannahinthewars
soundcloud.com/hannah-in-the-wars
https://hannahinthewars.bandcamp.com
twitter @hannahinthewars

instagram @hannahinthewars

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