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THE BLACK OPERA

Col­lec­tive of “artis­tic free­dom fight­ers” also pro­duc­ing bang­ing hip-hop tunes. Now hooked up with the Mello Mu­sic la­bel and work­ing with pro­duc­ers Apollo Brown, Tall Black Guy, 14KT, Nick Speed and J-Rell. Check out Opera Hands from their up­com­ing

En­terMis­sion al­bum.

The­black­opera.com

HOLY ES­QUE

Glas­gow art students pro­duc­ing pow­er­ful, grace­ful, stun­ning sounds with touches of dra­matic grand­stand­ing ( partly down to singer Pat Hynes’s dis­tinc­tive voice). A tour with Wu Lyf, an EP re­lease and new tune, Tear, has set them up as ones to watch in the com­ing months.

Soundcloud.com/holyesque

RAH RAH

The sec­ond band from Regina, in Canada’s Saskatchewan prov­ince, to fea­ture here in re­cent times, Rah Rah hooked us with the epic big mu­sic drawl of new sin­gle Art and A Wife from their forth­com­ing The Poet’s

Dead al­bum. sparkling, har­monic indie pop à la Bro­ken So­cial Scene.

Rahrah­band.com

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