Chris Da Ambassada to cap landmark year with album release

If Chris Da Ambassada was a stock on the financial markets, we’d be telling you to buy big right now. Few can claim to have had such a meteoric rise in recent months. To cap it all off, the dancehall artist has announced he will be launching an album towards the end of the year….

Hey Drake! Hands off our playlists!

  So the other day we woke up and Drake was reading the breakfast news. Then we poured our morning cereal to find Drake on the milk carton AND the cereal box. Then no sooner had we stepped out the house did we see Drake delivering the mail. We stepped on the bus and guess…

Review: Andy Mineo @ O2 Academy, Islington

They say you only get one opportunity to make a good first impression. Boy did Andy Mineo make his count. He exploded onto the stage with Desperados and didn’t let up. It felt like the set list was compiled by Andy’s DJ, not Andy himself. It was almost like a DJ set the way he…

Nominations announced for Tru-Life Gospel Music Awards

    Sarah Téibo and Guvna B lead the nominations for the first ever Tru-Life Gospel Music Awards, which will be held in London in October. The artists, who have both released high profile albums this year, will feature in awards categories alongside other gospel artists from the UK and abroad such as Tneek, InderPaul…

Review: Big Church Day Out South 2018

From the outset, the lineup looked appetising. In our preview of the Big Church Day Out 2018, we listed just some of the amazing artists scheduled to appear and that was just scratching the surface. All in, the weekend turned out to be another memorable festival. Big Church Day Out really is a highlight in…

Excitement builds ahead of Big Church Day Out 2018

Big Church Day Out is hosting what we think is its biggest lineup to date across two locations, the first of which is this coming Bank Holiday weekend. Matt Redman, Jonathan McReynolds and Travis Greene are among those playing on the mega-festival’s main stage across the weekend. For King and Country, Britt Nicole and Housefires…

Olaedo drafts in all-star cast for new single

  MOBO nominated British singer Olaedo Ibe has a stellar lineup on both microphone and production for her latest single. The track, called Good Life, features hit singer Becca Folkes and male vocalist Leké – who also knows a thing or two about making impactful music. Good Life combines tropical house and afrobeat styles –…

Review: Philippa Hanna @ Bush Hall, London

If you follow similar people to us on social media, there’s a good chance you’ve been seeing a lot of Philippa Hanna on your timelines recently. The reason? Her #EdSheeranWorship video that saw her covering the track Prefect by the red-headed pop star. Of course, the Christian version of the song that gave Philippa over…

Will Snoop Dogg overshadow the Stellar Awards?

Snoop Dogg has made a gospel album. If this is the first time you’ve heard this news, we’ll give you a few seconds to process it. Caught up? Good. Now, the next thing to tell you is that he’s performing at the Stellar Awards. Yes THE Stellar Awards – as in, gospel music’s answer to…

Plush new visuals for Volney Morgan & New-Ye

MOBO winners Volney Morgan & New-Ye have released the video for their latest single Seek Ye First. The track is the second single with a video taken from the Focus Deluxe album released last year. The video, directed by Phil Ossai, is a fun and more polished effort than previous video for the single Run….

Why the music video is an artform in its own right

It’s time to rethink what a music video is. It isn’t merely an adjunct to the track itself. It isn’t a necessary evil either that artists carry out to tick a box. It’s an opportunity to accentuate the meaning of the track and give it some visual punch. Imagine the scenario. You’re a new artist….