Femke Weidema

Femke Weidema

Femke Weidema


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Bring It On by We Are They

Alan Cross

I like this one, too. Great anthemic chorus, too! Elements of both 90s alt-rock and some early 80s New Wave. Works for me on all levels. 

Is there money in the budget for a lyric video for YouTube? That's still the biggest platform.

What's the connection to Dancing on Tables? And send me an MP3 of this one, too. I'll get it a play on Canadain radio.

Bob Lugowe

Well-written song with an infectious chorus and urgent message in the lyrics. Sounds like a blend of 60's activism and 90s alt rock but with a modern flare. Nice work.  

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, I would suggest making music videos or visual content for any of your focus singles, ideally the more shareable the better. This song having such a powerful message would be ideal to have a video to go with it. 

Best of luck!

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Me by Micah & Julia

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Tell Me It Ain't Over by Dancing on Tables

Mike Mineo

Punchy guitars exude a catchy power-pop feeling from the get-go. A bass-y reverberation alongside suave vocals makes for climatic initial verses, seamlessly gliding into bouncy guitars that excel toward the "tell me that you," chorus, which shimmers with delightful infectiousness. Aesthetically,  I'm reminded of a cross between Rooney and The 1975. As such, the aesthetic is accessible and radio-friendly, while still showing enjoyable creativity. "Tell Me It Ain't Over" exudes contagious charm and aesthetically bright energy throughout, capped nicely by the melodic guitar solo around 01:50. Nice work! I look forward to sharing. Also, since you noted wanting help with promotion, feel free to email me at mike@obscuresound.com for details on my PR servicing. This track has ample PR potential. Thanks! -Mike

Bree Noble

Great song! I wish we could play it on our show but we only play music by female artists. But definitely get this out there and try to get it on playlists and podcasts. It's a really fun, catchy song and I think it could gain a lot of traction.

Brody Ramone

A tasty little electro pop rock track perfect for that summer romance that is about to end.  A fun upbeat song with a sad and somber message of a love that has since expired. Keep up the great work!

Lauren Gribble

Hey guys! Great work. No improvements are needed, just keep doing what you are doing!

Hugh McIntyre

Loved this! So much fun, so catchy! Only thing I'd suggest is possibly finding a way to make it sound even more premium and less amateur--maybe a better studio, more high-profile mixer or engineer?

Chris Lovett

Hey guys, thanks so much for sending through. Like the track a lot, i'm sure it will be a good hit. I do love a fun fact! Ok cool, so if its just promo stuff you want to get into then, lets get straight down to it. I dont think this needs tweaking anyway, its mixed really well, sounds crisp and full of energy. 
First things, first - what is your idea of success? What are you trying to achieve? Whats your goal with the band? As long as you are all on the same page with this, thats great but getting clear on the outset is vital otherwise you'll be pulling in different directions. 

With getting this out there and making noise, there are quite a few things you can do yourself that will supplement the things you already have going on. I've just looked at your tour venues and they all look bang on for an exciting up and coming band. I've been to many of them so to already be associated with those venues is a big thing. 
So, you may have tried some of these things already but a good refresh never hurts.
Blogs - listeners are known to like well known and respected platforms to tell them whats cool, thats where blogs are great, so utilising their platforms reaches that demographic that requires trend and to be part of a tribe or community. Stereofox, earmilk, pigeons and planes come to mind straight away as my favs and i'm sure you have plenty yourself as well. However, there are hundreds of smaller blogs that attract more dedicated fanbases and niche listeners and those you can pick up via a plaform called submithub. Its a one stop shop and you can submit your track once to many blogs and see which ones pick it up and feature it. I think its free but you can pay a little for added extras, depending on what you want to do. With your bio, i think you're gonna get a lot of attention but a good offer or an interview or an exclusive wont hurt.
Radio - the classic BBC introducing is always a good first step if you havent done that already. Easy to submit via their website and nothing to lose, right? But again, the niche listeners who are searching for their new favourite band may not connect with mainstream media so you have to skirt around the edges. I would recommend the tunein app to look for stations (traditional and online / community) where your sound fits best and then proatively sent them your tune to play. If you want to target UK and US stations, go for it, however there are many more countries that love your style of music, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Czech Rep, Holland to name a few and wouldnt it be great to say that your music has been played in many countries around the world? If you cast your net wider, who knows what opportunities will come from that. 
Collab - with your tour coming up you may not have much time for this but maybe one for the future. One of the best ways to get into new ears is by associating yourself with other artists. The chain goes, listener finds artist they like, engages with their work, sees someone else featured on a song they like, looks them up, engages with their music, becomes fan. And so on. Whether its overt as featued vocals or in the background like produced or co-wrote, it extends the network and picks up a different kind of listener. Also this avenue allows personal growth in creation and can spring more ideas for future projects. It could be a win win. But who are the best people to collaborate with, well, this comes back to your own personal why. Your version of success. Find your mates and collab with them, great or find some talented strangers to broaden your mind, great too.
If its the second, head to paradigm booking agents and check out their most recent new signings list, find an artist on there who you connect with and reach out. Those artists signed by paradigm are generally pencilled in for a couple of years of quality festivals and projects so aligning yourself with them early in their journey puts you on the radar and could be a passive listener base for years. 
TV spots - personally i'm not sure how much I align with this one but again, its comes down to you guys as a band and what you want but so many reality drama shows are looking for snippets of tracks to lace between scenes. I've had to endour three season of selling sunset on netflix recently because my partner was obsessed by the trash of it all but mixed in with the drama was some cool music and because I caught that, i then went and found out who the artists were. So theres options there and plenty of free advice and articles online you can absorb with PRS etc. Theres also the options of games and adverts if thats of interest. My friend Franko Fraize is a big QPR fan and his track was played at Loftus Road stadium at half time in one match. Is that an option for you guys if your a Dunfermline fan for example?
The live stuff and support slots it sounds like you already have that sorted which is great. 
And finally one more thing which should be quite fun is to just keep an eye on your favourite up and coming artists and see what they do. As a creative community, people are always trying to rehash old ideas (theres never a new idea, just a reworked one) and so why not see what others do and copy or make it more relevant to you. I've with amazing creatives like Kojey Radical, Sofia Thakur, Marie Dahlstrom, Rak-Su, Petrie, Sipprell, Rhys Lewis, Press To Meco, Jaz Karis and a few others but check those guys out and see what they are up to. It could give you the inspiration you need to spring board you to the next level. 
Look forward to seeing how you guys progress and good luck on your journey! Chris

Alan Cross

I like the sound. Modern alt-pop. No notes from me on songwriting, performance, or production. Well done!

This is definitely radio-ready, but you'll need to present a story beyond what you listed below. How many gigs have you played? What's your social media following? Do you have a video for this? (Even a lyric video is better than nothing. YouTube is still the best place for music discovery.)

The great stuff will rise to the top, but it needs help getting past all the noise and all the competition. The only way that's going to happen is if people honestly believe they can deliver the goods. 

Another thing: Make sure you connect with as many blogs as you can. Every one of those bloggers wants to believe they have what it takes to find the Next Big Thing.

And have you submitted something to BBC 6 Music? This is just the kind of thing they might want to plug.

Tell you what: Send a high-quality MP3 to alan@alancross.ca along with a bit of a bio and I'll see if I can get it some feature play in Canada.

Bob Lugowe

Fun, catchy pop/rock song that I'm sure translates well in a live environment. 

In terms of promotion, I would start by suggesting that you include lyrics and links to hear more music / your social media in your Fluence submission so people can find out more about you. This is your elevator pitch in front of the right people so you want to make it as easy as possible for listeners to get the full picture and find more of your music if they're interested.

If you're not already, be sure to use all of the available and FREE artist tools across the DSPs like Spotify for Artists, Apple Music for Artists, Amazon Music for Artists and Bandcamp's artist platform as these will provide great insight into your fanbase, how your music is performing and allow you to optimize your profiles and pitch for inclusion on playlists in certain instances.

If you're looking for more promotion and building a fanbase you should consider hiring a publicist or a marketing firm that you feel you can trust and is a fan of your music to help with the release of your next single and/or album to help you get visibility on blogs, playlisting, etc. If you're not already on a label, consider trying to get signed to one as they can help you with the promo and playlist pitching. Lastly, I would suggest making music videos or visual content for any of your focus singles, ideally the more shareable the better. 

Best of luck!


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