The Mexanines – Rocket (Official Video)

Leeds based The Mexanines (pronounced Mex-a-neens) have given their growing army of fans a preview of what’s to come by releasing a video for their mesmerising new track “Rocket”.

It’s been eight years since the original inception of The Mexanines. Time has seen the band develop from Arctic Monkeys wannabes, to a classy indie tour de force whose eerie aesthetic, confessional lyrics and haunting guitars look set to keep this innovative quartet’s career on its upward trajectory.




Rachel Ann Crowned TeenStar Singing Competition Winner

The national singing competition TeenStar has found its latest winner! Joining a long line of prestigious Future Music competition winners, Rachel Ann from Bournemouth, Dorset has been crowned the champion of the national TeenStar competition at The NEC in Birmingham!

Singing Competition Winner


Rachel Ann was crowned champion in front of a capacity crowd and a prestigious music industry judging panel at The NEC in Birmingham on Saturday night. Her unique performance of Chris Isaak’s “Wicked Game” won over the competition industry judges making her the overall winner of TeenStar. She will now be offered a recording and development deal including a £5,000 advance to spend on the development of her music.

The national singing competition is brought to you by Future Music – the company behind the discovery of artists such as such as Luke Friend and Karen Hardy both of which have had chart success this year, Jacob Banks, Warner Music’s Birdy, Columbia Record’s Lucy Spraggan, Union J’s Jaymi Hensley and Jahmene Douglas, both of which are now signed to Sony Music.

Music industry judges at the National Singing Competition Grand Final


After impressing the judging panel at the auditions, Rachel Ann battled against more than 9,000 acts who entered for TeenStar this year across the UK. She went on to perform in the TeenStar live showcases, battling through both Regional and Area Final heats to make it to the national Grand Final.


The judging panel for the Grand Final included record label representatives from Universal, as well representatives from music management companies, recording studios, professional musicians, national press representatives and the examination board, Rock School.


Rachel Ann has now won a comprehensive consultation package with Future Music, an extensive winner’s publicity package, and an amazing £5,000 advance to spend on the development of her music. On winning the prizes Rachel said, “I’m literally speechless, overjoyed with happiness. Thank you to everyone for all the support!”


Chris Grayston, Head Judge and Director of Future Music has said, “Rachel Ann has been a stand out act throughout the TeenStar competition. Her unique vocal range and emotive performances make her a clear winner!” Check out more information about the TeenStar Champion on the website here.

Future Music is also about to start singing auditions for Open Mic UK, find more information and enter music competition Open Mic UK now. Also check out the Future Music Songwriting Contest, which is specifically for songwriters of any age and genre.

MetaQuorum – ‘North Sea Fret’, from the album ‘Midnight Sun’

North Sea Fret is MetaQuorum’s début single, a lilting instrumental track inspired by the vast, rough beauty of North-East England, its rolling sea, empty beaches, moors and mists, as well as by its vibrant cities, age-old villages and, of course, its people.
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Written and arranged by Dmitry Ermakov.
Keyboards, synths & soundscape – Dmitry Ermakov.
Bass, guitar & drum programming – Viktor Mikheyev.
Recorded in North Pennines, UK & St. Petersburg, Russia.
Produced by Dmitry Ermakov.
Audio-engineered, mixed & mastered by Eduardo Lopez
@ Loft Music Studios, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, 2014.
Cover art by Eduardo Lopez.
© & ℗ Dmitry Ermakov, 2015.
UPC: 811868569178