Online music channel Ont’ Sofa and broadcast television network Sub TV have partnered up to bring viewers Sub TV presents Ont’ Sofa Sessions. The programme will be aired across the Sub TV network in student union bars across the country as well as their online platforms.
Sub TV is an interactive television channel for students’ unions and universities in the United Kingdom. It is broadcast in over 100+ British universities and available to the public online, on mobile devices and smart TV’s.
Simon Marriott from Sub TV says about the new partnership “Subtv are very proud to be working with the brilliant and talented Ont’ Sofa. They are very passionate about exposing new music talent and live sessions, as are we here at Subtv, which makes this union a perfect fit.”
Launching on the network this week Sub TV presents Ont’ Sofa Sessions will be showcasing five new videos every week. Ont’ Sofa has built a reputation for providing some of the best emerging talent in a no auto-tune, live atmospheric setting. Some of the acts the online channel has worked with include Becky Hill, Luke Friend, Mike Hough, Lunar C and Steel Panther.
Jason Odle from Ont’ Sofa is very excited about the new merger “Expanding our audience reach is key to us helping unsigned and newly discovered talent to gain useful exposure. Working with Sub TV is an exciting privilege and perfect for this. We can’t wait to show their viewers the talent we have been working with.”
Sub TV presents Ont’ Sofa Sessions will be airing at the following times every week
Indie-soul singer-songwriter RHYAN has shared his debut single ‘When I’m With You’ on Soundcloud. The track, which RHYAN wrote when he was 14, will be released independently on July 28th.
‘When I’m With You’ is stripped back yet breathes soul. The natural sound of RHYAN on the piano accompanied by just his vocals is later brought to life by the strings that gracefully lay over the track.
The track gives an idea of what’s to come from the South London artist, but according to RHYAN that the sound won’t necessarily stay the same “I like and listen to all kinds of music. Pop, rock, jazz, hip-hop. If that comes out in my music then cool, I am up for taking it that way”. When it comes to his own personal music taste and influences the likes of Prince, Queen, Fall Out Boy, Rihanna and Linkin Park can be found on his playlist.
Demonstrating a mature sound, style and direction at just 16 years old,‘When I’m With You’ is the first introduction to RHYAN as an artist. His debut EP is expected later this year.
Sunset Graves‘ Andy Fosberry, a British producer, about his favourite cover versions: “When I was asked to list my 5 favourite cover versions, I had to think about what makes an artist performing another artist’s work become something more than only that very basic description. Reinterpretations and total rewrites are great, but whoever is singing or playing someone else’s song has to own it. When it appears live or on a record, it is theirs and the original is forgotten. So with givens like The Byrds doing Dylan or Aretha doing Otis aside, these are my top 5.”
Having worked with names like Ed Sheeran and the awesome left field magic of Sampha the trio have already earnt kudos within the industry. Keen to avoid genre restrictions and the bureaucracy of the music business, Jack Moses singer/songwriter and the producers Dutchy and Jason have opted to produce for themselves rather than others.
Sunset Graves shares his remix of ‘Tropics’ by Palms (Deftones, Isis), for free download on his soundcloud. The producer who released his ‘Form Your Ghost’ album last week has also put the whole album up for stream.
Sunset Graves, also known as Andy Fosberry, had this to say about the remix;
“Being a long time Deftones fan, I was aware that the Palms record was coming, but I didn’t hear a note of it until it was released. To my surprise, it wasn’t only my favourite record from last year, but has now become one of my favourite albums ever. I chose Tropics because there are other songs on the album that, unarguably, just can’t be fucked with.
The track took about two weeks to finish. But I wanted it to be right and ended up recording live instruments as well as applying more ‘in the box’ methods. I used the most rudimentary vocal extraction technique to grab two of Chino’s verses, sampled a 4 bar loop from the outro and some of the crackle from my copy of the album. This is all I used. The rest is all new music at the same tempo and key as the original.
When it was finally done, I nervously presented it to Aaron, who was stoked with the outcome and sent it out the rest of the band. …couldn’t ask for more really.”
Sunset Graves second full-length album ‘Form Your Ghost’ is out now via 3rd & debut records. ‘Form Your Ghost’ has been likened to God Is An Astronaut, Elevium and Boards of Canada. Andy recorded, mixed and mastered the album himself throughout the winter in his self-described “creepy as fuck” recording studio on the edge of the countryside.