Passport Approved Top 10:

1) SECRET COMPANY - "Alive" (SO Recordings, UK)
2) VANT - "Peace & Love" (Parlophone, UK)
3) CHRIS LEAMY - "American Man" (Unsigned, N. America)
4) LAUREN WALLER - "Secret Garden" (Unsigned, N. America)
5) DED RABBIT - "How To Be A Man" (Unsigned, Scotland)
6) THE BONGO CLUB - "Seventeen" (Unsigned, Sweden)
7) THE PALE WHITE - "Reaction" (Ignition Records, UK)
8) MOTIONS - "Back To Where I Begun" (Unsigned, Ireland)
9) THE BEACH - "Bite My Tongue" (Unsigned, UK)
10) THOMAS AZIER - "Gold" (Universal, Holland)



Artist Of The Week

Siblings Sarah and Hamish McIntosh are Lovestarrs. Described sonically as the British love child of George Michael and Katy Perry, Lovestarrs’ energetic pop promises to boost your mood and make you dance. Hamish learned guitar at age eight, followed by bass two years later. After years of playing the violin and eventually drums, Sarah discovered her Grandmother’s 1980s Yamaha keyboard ready to be thrown out from her attic, instantly fell in love with the retro sounds and drum loops and immediately began writing songs with it. Adding third bandmate George Hinton, the trio was signed to EMI in 2011 under the name The Good Natured. They headlined the BBC Introducing stage at Glastonbury and had almost completed their debut album when EMI was sold and the group dropped. Disillusioned, George opted out, but the McIntosh siblings were determined to succeed. Adopting the name Lovestarrs, the duo released an EP that received over 100,000 streams on SoundCloud, attracting the attention of indie label DEFDISCO. Having lost their previous masters to EMI, Lovestarrs opted to crowd-fund their new release via a Kickstarter campaign, allowing them to maintain ownership and control of their music. Their eagerly anticipated debut album Planet Lovestarr was released March 17, 2017 via DEFDISCO/WMG. Inspired by a note they read on a London Underground message board which said ‘all terrorists are politely reminded that this is London. Whatever you do we will drink tea and jolly well carry on,’ Lovestarrs put together a video, which was created before the attacks at Westminster, as a symbol of strength for their beautiful city that they call home.

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