Covers of the week – Uptown Funk!

Covers of the Week is BACK!

It’s been a while since our last ‘Covers of the Week’ however after we heard this next track we couldn’t help but bring it back.

There are so many incredible covers of this song that it took us Brumoters a long time to limit ourselves to our favourite five, but we got there EVENTUALLY!

This week’s chosen chart topping track is…

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

If you haven’t heard the original version, check out the video below:

And here are the awesome covers that we have chosen this week.

Make sure to check them out and drop the artists some love!


Twenty 4 Seven – @24_7Official


Against The Current Ft. Set It Off – @ATC_BAND & @SetItOff


Kingsland Road – @KingslandRd


Sam Tsui – @SamuelTsui


IM5 – @IM5band


 So what do you think?

Let us know which one’s you liked or whether you’ve seen any other GREAT covers of this track!

AND follow us on Twitter @Brumotions and ‘Like’ us on Facebook at Facebook.com/Brumotions

12 days of Brumotions: One’s to watch in 2015

On the 8th day of Christmas, Brumotions gave to you…

One’s to watch in 2015

We Brumoters LOVE to predict the future for music hits and today we’ll be focusing on what’s going to be hot in 2015!

From solo acts to bands, below are some artists that we believe that might just be lucky next year.

Ollie Marland

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For years Ollie Marland has been on the Unsigned Scene. However, in 2014 he signed with Crown Talent and Media Group with the likes of Ellie Goulding and Jessie J in their arsenal.

Ollie is set to break hundreds of girls’ hearts, but will 2015 be his year? We think so!

Nick Jonas

Nick Jonas

OMG we’re dating a Jonas Brother… It’s sooooo hot

We Wish!

Those days are over though for youngest brother Nick Jonas, who is pursuing a much more mature and modern style of music and let’s just say it’s something special.

We can’t wait for the release of his solo album and to see if he will be bringing his music live to the UK in 2015.

Please Nick!

Kingsland Road

Kingsland Road

We have covered Kingsland Road many times throughout 2014 and we feel that 2015 will be their year to finally shine to the masses.

They are now a four piece – Booo! – and are set to release their brand, spanking new debut album with a tour across the UK AND the US  – Yayyyy!

We are looking forward to what’s coming next for these guys.

Lawson

Lawson

We pride ourselves on always being on the lookout for top quality musicians and when we heard Lawson four years ago, we knew they were on to something good.

2015 is set to see Lawson release a brand new album, which if their last album Chapman Square is anything to go by, we can’t wait, and especially as in the land of Lawson this means a tour.

Fifth Harmony

Fifth Harmony

After taking the US by storm with their powerful, pro-female image and a strikingly amazing UK debut on this year’s X Factor, we wouldn’t be surprised if Fifth Harmony rocket up the UK charts in 2015, rivalling Little Mix for the top spot on the girl band front.

Hollywood Ending

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Hollywood Ending are those Punk A$$ Kids that our Mama’s warned us about, they are infections, fun and that little bit naughty… but we LOVE them.

We definitely think they are some of the brightest young talents and are worth checking out as we are predicting big things to come from this four piece.

Stereo Kicks

Stereo Kicks

After leaving this year’s X Factor, we feel that Stereo Kicks have great potential on the Boyband front, an 8 piece hasn’t been successfully formed before and we are intrigued as to what is next to come from their original music in 2015.

Will they stay together or will the lads go back to being solo?

James Bay

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James Bay is an up and coming talent with a great voice and obvious promise to make it in the big leagues of the music industry.

In 2015, Bay is embarking on a UK tour and we personally can’t wait to hear what’s coming next.

Nathan Sykes

Nathan Sykes

After the disbanding of one of our favourite Boybands- The Wanted, earlier this year, which brought many tears from fans and us Brumoters alike, Nathan Sykes is set to make a comeback.

In 2015, the baby faced crooner, is set to release his debut solo material and its safe to say if its anything like his collaboration with Pop princess Ariana Grande, we are excited! Sykes will definitely be one of the most wanted in 2015.


So there you have it!

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Kingsland Road – Dirty Dancer EP

After a stint on last year’s X Factor and writing with some AMAZING music producers, Kingsland Road are back with their debut single AND EP for you to feast your ears on.

At Brumotions, we are here to give you a track by track breakdown of what to expect for the 4-track EP and we have to say that we were more than pleasantly impressed!

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Dirty Dancer:

As the lead single from the EP – Dirty Dancer is instantly catchy and shows off the group’s fun personalities. It’s a great summer anthem, which will put you in a good mood and leave you singing along.

Though we’re still not sure what a Cherry Chancer is… (Comment your ideas below!)

The song is somewhat different to the sound we had previously heard from the band during their time on the X Factor and it cements their place within the music industry as the band they always wanted to be, however, we do miss those cheesy dance moves.

Walk Away:

Walk Away is the edgiest track by far, detailing a failed romance, the beat of this track builds and falls to showcase the smooth and faultless vocals of the band.

The track has a great likability and is a great crowd-pleaser during live shows and seems to set them apart from the other countless boybands on the market.

Shoreline:

Shoreline is a bouncy, upbeat track, which makes you want to dance along to the infectious beat.

The track gets off to a slow start but builts into a song, which you can’t help but keep playing on repeat.

The song showcases the vocals of each member and the addition of Connor’s rap gives the song a great dynamic and summery feel.

Never Too Late:

Never Too Late is the slowest song on the EP and shows a different side to the normally energetic lads that we’ve grown to love. However, it’s a great ending song for the EP and leaves you wanting to hear more from the boys.

Kingsland Road’s Dirty Dancer EP is available NOW on iTunes and Amazon!

Kingsland Road are Dirty Dancing into our hearts!

Kingsland Road impressed their dedicated fans at their SOLD OUT show at the O2 Academy in Birmingham last night with a jam packed, energetic performance!

The East London formed group came to Birmingham as part of their debut tour across the UK.

KingslandRoadBirmingham.jpgThe group consisting of Matt, Connor, Josh, Jay and Thompson entertained both the old and new K-Landers with a range of songs, including the one’s that are set to feature on their EP, which will be released August 10th!

Four support acts were included during the gig, acoustic performers Jess Havens and Ellie Rose’s vocals wowed the sold out crowd during their own twenty minute sets!

Then Canary Swing took to the stage, bringing an incredible amount of energy and talent with them that left the crowd wanting more, before rapper Jessica Alice took to the stage with an equal and amazing amount of stage presence to those before her.

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Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for, Kingsland Road ran onto the stage and performed ‘Walk Away’, a track set to appear on their EP, which their highly dedicated fans had already learnt the lyrics to and proceeded to shout them back to the ecstatic lads.

The boys incredible set featured tracks for both the old and new fans, including a small, hilarious performance of ‘My Dog’ for the older fans and a cover of Ellie Goulding’s ‘Burn’, which was posted to their YouTube channel in February.

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The group, more popularly known for appearing on the tenth series of The X Factor, had the packed venue singing and dancing along throughout their entire performance, ensuring that everyone was thoroughly entertained!

Kingsland Road rounded off their incredible performance with their debut single ‘Dirty Dancer’, which is another track to feature on the groups debut EP!

We definitely recommend going to see Kingsland Road live as they have the talent (both singing and dancing) and an impressive setlist, which is without a doubt, going to take them far. We have no doubts, that – like they did last night – the group will keep you thoroughly entertained and leave you wanting more!

Brumotions gives their performance 5/5 Microphones!

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You can pre-order their brand new, self-titled EP, which will be available from August 10th on iTunes!

Why not watch the video of their performance of ‘Treasure’ from the gig yesterday and let us know what you think!

It’s Never Too Late to love Kingsland Road

On June 1st, many teens flocked to the Islington Academy in London for the FutureProof party, featuring FutureProof (obviously!), Loveable Rogues, Rewind and of course, Kingsland Road – just to name a few of the acts which appeared on the jam packed line-up.

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We recently reported on Kingsland Road and how much we LOVE what they’re doing and after hearing their new material, which will feature on their EP (out August 17th) – it will definitely not disappoint!

The band seem to have steered away from the ‘X-Factor’ image that had swamped them – swapping those brightly coloured, matching suits for a more edgier style, which also seems to be reflected within their new musical direction.

But don’t worry!

This is NOT a bad thing! Kingsland Road are still those cheeky charmers that you (and we) fell in love with – we are FINALLY seeing the REAL Kingsland Road through the music that they always wanted to produce! – On their own terms!

The band, consisting of Jay, Josh, Connor, Thompson and Matt (Left to Right) sent the venue into a complete uproar as many ecstatic fans had traveled from around the country to hear the group’s new material.

Their set was both energetic and fun, with a number of new tracks being performed including Shoreline and Walk Away. However, the lads did break out into some of our older favourites like Lemon Tree which featured some good ‘ol Kingsland Road thrusting!

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Kingsland Road’s cover of Ellie Goulding’s Burn had both the crowd and the band jumping, leaving behind an electric atmosphere and had everyone claiming that it was better than the original!

The fivesomes vocals were undeniably strong (even though Connor tweeted that he had a cold), their set seemed particularly polished, even though it’s a fairly new set-up and these songs have been performed only once or twice before!

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The friendship between the lads is obvious within their stage presence and it’s clear to see why they perform so well with one another!

Kingsland Road finished their set with Heaven Knows – during which a number of incredibly lucky girls were serenaded by the boys as they jumped into the crowd, a smaller numbers of those girls also got particularly friendly with both Connor and Josh as they tugged up their shirts to feel their abs (looks like someone has been hitting the gym).

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Here at Brumotions, we definitely recommend that you see Kingsland Road live!

The band are embarking on their own tour in August, in an effort to promote their new single ‘Dirty Dancer’ and their EP, both of which are released in August!

Although the Birmingham gig has already SOLD OUT, why not try and see the lads elsewhere as the journey will be well worth it!

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Brumotions give them 5/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of their performance for ‘Lemon Tree’ from the gig on Sunday and let us know what you think!

And if you don’t already, make sure to follow them on Twitter:

@Kingslandrd

@ConnorKingsland

@Josh_Kingsland

@Matt_Kingsland

@ThompsKingsland

@Jay_Kingsland

Everything’s All Right with FutureProof

In a huge send-off to a fellow band member, FutureProof performed a packed Gig/Party at the O2 Islington Academy in London and thoroughly entertained their ecstatic fans, along with other guests who were invited along to perform.

FutureProof, consisting of Kiran, Jonni and their now, ex-bandmate Charles, who will be missed! (Left to Right) entertained the crowd in the middle of the gig – we suppose they wanted to party the rest of the night away to properly send Charlie off – which was well deserved after their incredible performance, which rounded off their UK tour!

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Joining FutureProof and performing throughout the afternoon were a number of amazing acts, such as Jake Sims, Canary Swing, Rewind, Tich, In Hindsight, Kingsland Road and the headliners of the party, Loveable Rogues!

The bass-pop trio that is FutureProof shared their relentless energy and fantastic performance with the eager crowd – some of which had been queuing to see the group’s last gig with band-mate Charlie since 8am!

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The group made sure to include fan favourite’s ‘Good Vibes’, ‘Party Hard’ and ‘Everything’s Alright’ into their setlist, which obviously gained a positive response from the fans who proceeded to scream the lyrics back to the slightly emotional lads.

Although Charlie has now officially left the group, Jonni and Kiran promised the fans that this will not be the last we see of the lads and we sure hope not!

We definitely recommend that you see these boys on tour at your next given opportunity as they’re incredible live with a number of catchy tunes in their arsenal.

Brumotions gives their performance 4/5 Microphones!

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Why not watch the video of their performance for ‘Everything’s Alright’ from the gig on Sunday and let us know what you think!

And if you don’t already make sure to follow the lads of Twitter:

@FutureProofBand
@JonniWedge
@KiranMarshall
@CharlesLeftwich

Brumotions Playlist of the Week!

It’s the BRUMOTIONS PLAYLIST OF THE WEEK!

AGAIN!

And this week we have another 12 INCREDIBLE tracks!

And as always, it features BOTH of our own and YOUR favourite artists!

Including FutureProof! Who invited a few of our Brumoters to their party/gig at the O2 Islington Academy in London! (You can feast your eyes of a number of reviews from the gig starting tomorrow!)

Check out the playlist below! And don’t forget to suggest some tracks of your own to feature in our next playlist!

If you don’t already, make sure to follow us on Twitter:
@Brumotions