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PR : RITA TEKEYAN

RITA TEKEYAN – GREEN LINE
Release date: April 24th, 2021
Label: Seahorse Recordings
Countries: Lebanon/Italy
Genre: darkwave, goth, world music

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Following her album debut, 2015’s Manifesto Anti-War, musician, singer, and performing artist Rita Tekeyan is back with her sophomore full-length follow-up, Green Line, available April 24th through Seahorse Recordings.
Born in Lebanon from Armenian family, Rita is now living in North of Italy, by the Garda’s Lake.

Devil’s OB, the first single, released on April 02nd, is a twisted, witchy, and yet dreamy song about internal conflicts, obsession, desperation, and madness. The video, premièred on New Noise Mag, was shot in the woods by director Enrico Fappani, and creates the atmosphere of a dark fairytale, using symbols, a wicked scenery and the powerful presence of Rita’s gestures and voice, which could remind female artists as Kate Bush, Lydia Lunch or Nina Hagen.
Green Line is dedicated to Beirut, Tekeyan’s native city. ‘Green Line’ was the green linear area on Beirut’s map during the civil war, dividing Beirut by East and West, and it was one of the most dangerous and devastated areas of Beirut.
The images of Beirut in the Green Line album booklet were taken by Rita Tekeyan in post-war Beirut in 2016, in various locations of the Green Line area, as she searched for the hidden traces of war and the deep scars that will never be ereased.

Green Line is a musical project where whispers and silence are as essential as screams. Pieces of memories are put together in a new order, a new dimension, the music dimension, the words dimension; a reconstruction of space and time through music and words, inspired by Deconstructivism and the “Poetics of Space” of French philosopher Gaston Bachelard. Tekeyan’s album is part of the project which focuses on war stories and details, events that are unknown to most people, events that no radio or television program would talk about, events insignificant to the regular eye but huge in the eyes of a child.




Dopo il debutto del 2015, Manifesto Anti-War, la cantante, musicista e performer Rita Tekeyan torna col nuovo album Green Line, disponibile dal 24 Aprile su Seahorse Recordings. Di origini armene ma nata in Libano, Rita è ora residente in Italia, a Desenzano sul Garda.

Devil’s OB, il primo singolo, è stato pubbicato il 02 Aprile. E’ un brano stregato, sofferto, eppur sognante, che racconta di conflitti interni, ossessioni, disperazione e follia. Il video, presentato in anteprima da New Noise Mag, è stato girato nei boschi dal regista Enrico Fappani, e crea l’atmosfera di una favola dark, usando simboli, un paesaggio incantato e la presenza scenica di Rita, dei suoi gesti e della sua voce, che potrebbe ricordare artiste femminili come Kate Bush, Lydia Lunch e Nina Hagen.

Green Line è dedicato a Beirut, la città natale della Tekeyan. La “Green Line” (linea verde) era quell’area lineare segnata sulle mappe col colore verde durante la guerra civile, che divideva Beirut Est da Beirut Ovest, ed era l’area maggiormente pericolosa e devastata della città.
Le immagini di Beirut nel booklet dell’album sono della stessa Rita Tekeyan, scattate nella Beirut post guerra del 2016, alla ricerca di tracce nascoste del conflitto e di cicatrici che non si rimargineranno.
Green Line è un progetto musicale in cui i sussurri e il silenzio sono essenziali come le urla. Pezzi di memoria sono riassemblati in un nuovo ordine, una nuova dimensione, quella della musica e dei versi, che ricostruiscono lo spazio e il tempo. L’ispirazione viene dal Decostruttivismo e dalla “poetica dello spazio” del filosofo francese Gaston Bachelard.

Il lavoro della Tekeyan è parte di un più vasto progetto incentrato sui dettagli delle storie di guerra, su eventi sconosciuti ai più, eventi di cui nessuna radio e televisione parlerà mai, insignificanti agli occhi del pubblico e della Storia, ma immensi agli occhi di un bambino che, come Rita, è cresciuto in un Paese in guerra.


PR : THE FEROCIOUS FEW

The Ferocious Few
My Love
Out March 19th, 2021
Format: single, digital
ISRC QZDA52131860
Record label: Granny Records

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The Ferocious Few is a moniker for vagabond songster Francisco Fernandez and a shifting array of soulful cronies who for years have used anarchic guerrilla tactics to take over corners of streets, fairs, party boats, penthouse parties, festivals, US and European tours with sold-out shows, opening sets for Oh Sees at SXSW and for Ty Segall, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bob Log III, The Jesus & Mary Chain plus many others, not forgetting the 20 dates of Cyndi Lauper’s Memphis Blues Tour.
The Few has alternately been compared to Motorhead (there’s a great picture of Fernandez posing beside his idol Lemmy next to a poker arcade) and a speedy alpha-male Dylan.
The Ferocious Few sets are polished by years of daily performance into a strong and consistent assault of cow-punk. Some people, the ones who most easily respond to this narrative, may call Fernandez a prophet, others merely a jumping fool, but I see him as a troubadour of unlikely relevance and a fine storyteller.
The Ferocious Few are more than good, they’re idiosyncratic in their approach and therefore have no competition”  Aleksey Calvin – Piece Mag

A living legend and a landmark in their native San Francisco, where Fernandez started the band back in 2005, The Ferocious Few are not going to be stopped from testifying their faith in the true, liberating spirit of R’n’R. “Juices“, their album released on cult label Birdman, was defined: “a visceral and viscous testament to their stunningly heartfelt brutality.” (BMI).

A man who cannot stand still, Fernandez moved to Europe in early 2020. Pandemic took him away from stages but didn’t stop his inspiration. Autumn 2021 will see the release of a brand new album for The Ferocious Few, showing a wild, eclectic attitude that shakes and mixes blues, folk, rockabilly, r&b, soul, country and grunge too, but never lacks the band’s distinctive both raw and cool songwriting mark.

My Love” is a tasty appetizer, which will be followed in late Spring 2021 by an exceptional document, a live album, dense with energy and passion, recorded at GAMH in Frisco.
For one full year now we’ve all been missing live music, the thriving, unique, satisfying experience of a great performance.
The Ferocious Few are Ceremony’s masters. It won’t be long before we’ll find them at a corner of a street, party, festival, and they’ll make us feel – again! – alive. 



Breezy, summery, infectious, passionate, “My Love” sounds like a classic banger from r’n’r golden-era, set for these new modern times. The man behind it is American legend Francisco Fernandez, best known as The Ferocious Few.
Relocated to Luxembourg right at the unpredictable eve of the pandemic spread, Francisco choose this song, dear to him, to be his passport for the European audiences.
“My Love” is a song that’s been performed live as a favourite over many years, evolving from an angry song to a song about positive desires. The lyrics, about the longing to be with friends and family again, make even more sense now, in an age in which many of us have experienced forced separation from mates, relatives, lovers.
This is the case for Francisco  who’s been in Europe the whole time of the pandemic, watching his home country in turmoil. The track was recorded with producer Tom Gatti in Luxembourg.
As Fernandez says: “We made this song in hopes to give people something to look forward to

MEDIA LINKS

RKC – Radio Kaos Caribou (FR)
Tribe4mian (GR)
Sélection Sorties (FR)
Indie Pop Vibes (FR)
Voix de Garage / Radio Campus Grenoble (FR)
Moonacrobat Playlist (NL)
Tinnitist (CAN)
The End of the Week Show on 92.2 Sheppey FM (UK)
Alternative Frequencies on Radio Leyland (UK)
The Blackout Radio with Mike Pougounas (US/CAN/UK/GR/CYP)
Skope Mag (USA)
Jammerzine – Daily Dose (USA)
El Santo del Rock (MEX)
Indieforbunnies (IT)
Off Topic Mag (IT)
Club GHoST (IT)
Sounds Good (IT)
Exhimusic (IT)

PR : SYNNE SANDEN & ØYVIND BLIKSTAD

SYNNE SANDEN & ØYVIND BLIKSTAD – SWALLOWED EP
Release date: March 05th, 2021
Label: Nordic Records
Hometown: Oslo, Norway
Genre: experimental pop

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Swallowed is composed by artist and vocalist Synne Sanden and film composer Øyvind Blikstad. The EP is a collaborative effort of five songs primarily written together and produced by Øyvind Blikstad.
“Skeleton”, written by Synne and remixed by Øyvind Blikstad, was the spark that ignited this fire. Once they discovered how well they worked together, they knew they had to create more. The end result is striking, cinematic sounds with lyrics that touch you at your deepest core.
For this piece Øyvind Blikstad has mixed powerful arrangements for orchestra with dark sound elements and self-built instruments which intertwine with the expressive vocals. This united soundscape dives down deep and grows from the tender and sore to the explosive, strong and magnificent.
At it’s core, the EP is about a destructive relationship. It’s about being broken down by another and the recovery of wounds after leaving the destruction behind. It creates a sense of vulnerability, anger and strength and is an emotional experience which makes you hold your breath in anticipation from start to finish


Synne Sanden is a Norwegian, experimental and expressive popartist who writes about shameful subjects. The Norwegian Gaffa writes ”She has succeeded in finding her own voice and her own expression, musically as well as lyrically” She is inspired by Björk, Radiohead, Portishead and different songtraditions, but most of all by her own emotional world.
She is explorative and uncompromising in her songwriting, way of singing, production and her visual world. She is as explosive as she is sore, as playful as she is dark, and as rough as she is sensitive. She expresses a large scale of emotions through her songs and voice and she gives it all everytime she enters the stage.
Her fourth album IMITATION, released late 2019, is about wanting to be someone else and is a personal description of self-loathing, inferiority, envy and the wish for growth. The album is produced by Thomas Dybdahl, Bugge Wesseltoft, Lars Fremmerlid and herself. On the album and live she is letting out her own rich inner life through fascinating songs as dangerous and thrilling as fireworks, and she decides the rules.

The cover for Swallowed Ep
Pic by Simon Matthew Valentine
Mask by Carina Shoshtary.