Listen to the latest new music from funkster Onejiru, rising pop star Katie Kittermaster and beach rockers Ex-Norwegian.
Funk fans take note, Hamburg-based singer songwriter Onejiru has a new single, Higher than High. The title track from her second solo album is a disco inspired tune destined to be a hit on the dancefloor. As well as finding inspiration in her origins – Onejiru was born in Kenya and Afro-beats is a massive influence – the artist is energised by her activism. A long-time champion of women’s rights, she founded Sisters, a creative collective that aims to engage people on issues such as gender, racism, education and environmental policies.
Many teenagers celebrated their A Level results by kicking up their heels on the festival circuit. Kent’s Katie Kittermaster marked hers by performing on the festival circuit. Gigs at Fest, Eldorado, Deebsday, The Big Feastival and CarFest kept the singer songwriter busy over the summer, as did opening for Ronan Keating. Next up is the release of new music in the form of ComingHome At Dawn, an EP recorded at Metropolis Studios and which features the single Sunday Afternoon. Kittermaster will also perform her fresh brand of folky pop in support of Boyzlife (a hybrid of 90s boy bands Westlife and Boyzone), playing 15 gigs over 22 nights.
This Miami Beach power rock outlet have been kicking around for ten years and been through several “evolutions” with drummers and bassists coming and going. The anchor has always been prolific songwriter, Roger Houdaille, who is now joined by vocalist Michelle Grand and instrumentalist Giuseppe Rodriguez. Ex-Norwegian has new music to share in the form an album, Something Unreal, out now. Check out their single Life.