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Time For A Musical Break

Meet Violets Leap

Violets Leap are a 4piece alternative rock band from north wales, UK.

Formed in early 2018 with a shared desire to make music that illustrates a range of influences but with its own recognisable sound. By summer 2018, the band had pulled together a short set of original material and began gigging around the local area.

Violets Leap combine elements of punk, metal, grunge, metal core, emo and more into their own brand of alternative rock. High energy and sweeping melodies are a strong feature on all tracks.

By autumn 2018, the sound and songs had matured enough to release their first EP, Ghost of Violet.

Early 2019 saw a return to the studio to release their second EP, ‘Broken Futures’. Four more edgy songs with intriguing stories and catchy melodies which were accompanied by a run of performances at clubs and festivals.

Late 2019 saw a return to the studio and the release of a third ‘Source of Addiction’, soon to be available on digital platforms.

What can I say about this track. Just wait until those drums and electric guitar come in. Awesome!

When I was chatting with the guys on FaceBook I asked them where they got their name from as it’s such an unusual name for a rock band. The story I got back deserved a mention.
There was a woman named Violet, a con woman who managed to con a man out of a fortune by telling him she was coming into a large inheritance and would pay him back. Well sex and money, so no more. Only on the day, she was due to get this inheritance her car was found in the sea. It looked like a suicide, but a body was never found. She would have gotten away with it but she was seen and recognized in Scotland where she was hiding. So the cliff drop was named Violets Leap.

Where to find and listen to Violets Leap.

In this day and age where bands can’t go out and do live gigs or are in lockdown and can’t get to the studios, it’s more important than ever to support independent bands. So have a listen to Violets Leap’s music. Send them a message, buy their EP’s and show your support.


Cannon Beach are taking you to the UpsideDown

Those who watch Stranger Things may recognise the title. The Upside Down is the debut track by Cannon Beach.

This is such a catchy tune. That’s officially released 30th October. This UK based band will be featuring in the break of November’s Author Assist Radio Show, on the Artist First Radio Network. At 1.30pm EST

Combining classic emo themes with a distinctive 80’s synth beat, Cannon Beach have concocted a signature sound in an unexpected way. Coming from the creative minds of producer Daniel Jeffery (Inherit The Stars), and singer Beth Connelly (Crimson Tide), Cannon Beach is an exploration into new territory for the pair, who have worked together in the past on previous projects, but never as a joint venture such as this.


Twitter: https://twitter.com/cannonbofficial

Eager to create a more upbeat sound during these tumultuous times, Cannon Beach was approached almost as an homage to pop culture, reviving the futuristic sounds of the 80s and bringing them into the 21st century. When asked how they would describe Cannon Beach, Beth and Daniel said to “Well, we’re heavily inspired by popular movies, tv shows, video games…even our name ‘Cannon Beach’ is a reference to where they shot a scene from Goonies. We want to capture and recreate the same fun you experienced but as music. It’s new, yet totally nostalgic at the same time.” True to form for both Connelly and Jeffery, Cannon Beach is very much about coping with the hard times by surrounding yourself with things you love, in this case the very best that pop culture has to offer, and being reminded that you are not alone. 
Expect more single releases from the South Yorkshire outfit within the coming months.

Believe me, if this track is anything to go by, their album is going to be blinding. Keep your ears and eyes open for more from this band.