“Holy Freedom” by Nadine Zureikat

Nadine Zureikat is an indie songstress, pianist and guitarist. She writes and performs in a variety of genres. According to the 24 year old singer-songwriter by night and architect by day, her favorite thing in life is to “write songs that make the audience see what I saw, hear what I heard , and feel what I felt.” As far as she is concerned, life is a song.

A sample of original tracks can be found on soundcloud. The track ” Sweet Escape” will be released via TronTronic Entertainment.

Acoustic original songs can be found here.

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“Holy Freedom” by Nadine Zureikat

Nadine Zureikat

Image and mp3 courtesy of Nadine Zureikat

“Barrel, Trigger, Gun” by Gayle Skidmore

Six-time San Diego Music Award nominee, Gayle Skidmore, is following up her latest full-length and coloring book combo Sleeping Bear (winner of the “Best Pop Album” in the 2014 San Diego Music Awards) with two new songs, live staples that have been requested by fans to be able to purchase: “Rag Doll” and “Barrel, Trigger, Gun.”

Recently, her song “Paper Box” was featured on HBO’s new show Looking.

Classically trained on the piano from the age of four, Skidmore started writing songs at age eight and, to date, has written more than two thousand songs. She also plays over twenty instruments including guitar, piano, the mountain dulcimer, banjo, folk harp, and balalaika. She also composes parts for her cellist and violinist. Furthermore, she does the artwork for her albums.

In 2014 her cover of “Lola” by The Kinks, a collaboration with Brandon O’Connell (of Singing Serpent), was placed on a national commercial. In addition, she has co-written ads for Facebook, Target, and many others.

Skidmore has opened for the likes of Jason Mraz, Lisa Loeb, Sean and Sara Watkins (of Nickel Creek), Sam Phillips, Grant-Lee Phillips, Coeur d’Pirate, and many others. She has recorded with such artists as The Softlightes, Bushwalla, Jason Mraz, and Tyrone Wells, and branched out into several genres including electronic swing, indie rock, and classical music.

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“Barrel, Trigger, Gun” by Gayle Skidmore

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Image and mp3 courtesy of Alex Steininger of In Music We Trust PR via bandcamp

“If Only” by Ships Have Sailed

The first single, “If Only” from the new LP, Moodswings, from LA’s Ships Have Sailed was premiered by The 405. The 405 called the song a “massive tune” and referred to the full album as a “juggernaut of an alt-rock debut.”

Moodswings (released March 10th), is a huge leap in creativity from the band’s accomplished debut EP, Someday (2014), showcasing their capacity for slow-burning hooks and dynamic production.

The second single “Boomerang” was premiered by A Music Blog, Yea? who called the song an “instantly catchy track.”

Other premieres include, “Summertime” on Popdose, “Criminal” via Cutprice Jukebox, “Out of Time” on Earmilk and “Drive” via BlackBook.

In addition, “Midnight” has been placed in the upcoming documentary about Russel Brand, “BRAND: A Second Coming“… in the wedding scene with Katy Perry. The premiere of this film opened the SXSW Film Festival last week. Ships Have Sailed also performed during SXSW on Friday, March 20 at 7pm at HandleBar.

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“If Only” by Ships Have Sailed

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Image and mp3 courtesy of Jennifer Thorington & Samuel Markus of Working Brilliantly

“Elf Anthem” by Tiger Factory

Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts, co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney, is launching The 2Ube, an eclectic showcase of musical talent from across the north west. Every Friday they share a track from a band who is playing the weekly showcase, as well as appearing on the live streamed 2Ube Extra festival in spring 2015.

Keith Mullin of Liverpool band The Farm is a music lecturer at Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts and the driving force behing The 2Ube. This year The 2Ube Extra Festival begins in April and for three weeks will feature four bands each evening, together with exclusive interviews and performances with some of the most respected figures in the music industry.

This week, meet Tiger Factory, a hip hop-rock band combining smooth and bouncy melodies with high energy live performances.

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“Elf Anthem” by Tiger Factory

Tiger Factory

Image and mp3 courtesy of Andrea Lynch of Blue Soap Music Professional Radio Plugging and Music PR