Release Radar February 2020

The new year has only just started but the releases that the ICMP community has put out in the first few weeks of 2020 are absolutely brilliant!
Here is a great selection of tracks being released this month, February 2020. Follow our playlist to not miss out on any new tracks by our students and alumni.



Our BA Songwriting alumnus VC Pines has just released his latest single, Bluebirds, also played on Huw Stephens' Radio 1 show. VC is playing a headline show at OMEARA on 2nd April 2020 - get tickets!

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George is one of our MA Songwriting alumni and a singer/songwriter from Athens, Greece. His latest release is called 'Bitter Princess Isabella' and is accompanied by a brilliant video.

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'No Diggity' is the brand new single by Cut Capers, a band that features BMus Popular Music Performance Vocal alumna Jane Thomas. It's their first release with the Freshly Squeezed label and more are coming. Cut Capers are currently on tour - check all dates here.

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English rose, Northern soul, Reya Jayne is a new country artist as well as one of our Songwriting students. 'Homeless', her debut single, was produced by ICMP graduate Louis Takooree.

"The song was written on the 2019 tin pan south Nashville trip. It’s my story, all about moving to London in the first place, and trying to find your little corner of the world to make your own."

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Marco is not only a singer-songwriter and one of our BMus students but also a producer. His latest release, 'E Poi' was entirely produced by Mr. Rasola himself.

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Incurable sentimental songwriter Insecure Frank is one of our MA Songwriting students. Here's what he told us about 'Love The Bone', the latest release. 

"It is my first original published work, an indie fusion of free jazz, obscure folk and experimental ethereal dreamy pop."

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Them Bloody Kids are a 3-piece alternative metal band based in London, started by Sebastian Moederle-Lumb (BA Songwriting student) in 2018. Their music combines raw metal, world influences, and the funkiest grooves to create catchy tunes to dance and mosh your heart out to. The band came together based on their love of System of a Down and Scars On Broadway, though their influences include RHCP, Muse, Black Sabbath, Smashing Pumpkins, Machine Head and Periphery. Their new single is called  'Shown No Love'.

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Songwriting alumna Lauren St James is a pop singer, songwriter, and producer. ‘Gold’ is her debut single, written and produced by Lauren herself. The song is about trying to overcome the shame and regret that people feel after an ex has treated you badly.

"The main tag line ‘everything that glitters isn’t gold’ is to signify that people aren’t always what they seem, but that’s not your fault, it’s just life!"

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Karel Ullner is one of our Creative Musicianship alumni as well as a Billboard Dance Top 40 singer-songwriter and producer.  His duo with XoJani just made the Beatport Top 20 for Trance music with 'Fly', their latest track and collaboration with Tensteps. The track has also been featured by Armin Van Buuren's A State Of Trance.

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Taehee, from South Korea, and Violaine, from France, met in London and formed the MONARCHEE due. Taehee is the producer, Violaine the lead singer. Their latest release, Greenbay, is about a secret place where everything is calm, quiet and beautiful. It’s an oasis of harmony, love, self-love. It’s a place where the brains stop overthinking, where the minds are at peace and the hearts are at rest.

"...For us, Greenbay is flooded by a warm and soft sun, the water is transparent and still, and the wind in the palm trees spoils us with its delicate salty scent. But Greenbay is not a place, it’s more a state of mind…"

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BA Creative Musicianship student Jaan is not new on our Release Radar. Just over a month ago he released a cover of Billie Eilish's 'Lovely', sung - of course- with his sister, whom he shares all his music projects with. The new track is called 'Take A Break' and it is about:

"...being lazy except for this one girl. I sing about making excuses to not do anything except if it's for her."

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Freya Volk, aka KAHLLA, one of our Songwriting alumni, makes music that merges her classical upbringing with dreamy soundscapes, electronic drum grooves, and layered vocals. The result? Intimate and vulnerable pop songs that will throw the listener headfirst into her world. 'Sense Of Self' is the first track from her debut EP, set for release in Spring 2020.

"Sometimes it's hard to listen to yourself and have confidence in yourself - but carving out your own path over listening to friends, family, relationships and social media is so important. Sense of Self is a quiet celebration of finding yourself after feeling lost among this noise."

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Rebecca, one of our Songwriting alumni, recently put out 'Wildfire', her first fully independent release, which was recorded, mixed and produced in her room in Croydon, South London. This song is a cover of one of her all-time favourites by SBTRKT, though she is planning to release a song every month in 2020, all of which will be self-produced.

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Open Day: 14th March 2020

Join us at our upcoming Open Day and find out why hundreds of students choose ICMP each year. You'll meet our tutors, tour our fantastic facilities and find out how ICMP can support your aspirations.   

We'll also be running free 'How to succeed at an audition' workshops

These workshops will be run by acclaimed musical director and ICMP tutor Jon Shone. Jon has auditioned close to 500 young musicians for small projects to life-changing stadium world tours. He's seen every mistake and error made, from overconfidence to under preparation. In this short and engaging presentation, Jon will equip you with some insightful and empowering information that will enable you to not only handle your audition like a pro but also ensure that you always succeed.

We look forward to seeing you in March.

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