20 August 2014

Malta: The New Victorians Release Extended Play

Music-making sister duo The New Victorians have just released their debut single ‘Dustpile' which was also accompanied by a music video. “The song is about trying to be a good person – sweeping up dust – and someone else – the cat jumping in – making a mess all over again...” said Bettina  (one of the sisters). The New Victorians, fronted by Sister duo Bettina and Philippa, is made up of Kurt Vella on drums, Pete Farrugia on percussion, Sean Borg on violin, Ryan Abela on double bass, Bettina on keys and Philippa on guitar. The band had a number of Live performances lined up before their release, namely Rockestra, Earth Garden and Music & Steel amongst others.  Their three-song EP, which includes their much loved ‘Somebody To Love’ cover, current single – ‘Dustpile’ and their first claim to fame – ‘Tom , Dick & Harry’ which won them a song writing competition in the US, can be purchased from iTUNES and all other digital portals worldwide.  Phillipa added “As musicians and as people, if someone else is in need, we have to help out. If we’re one body, the mouth screams when the toe is being stepped on, and it is the mouth that has to speak for the rest of the body .. So that’s our little activist song.” The duo will be performing during Rockestra in September and look forward to releasing a full album in the coming months. In the mean time they are keeping busy with rehearsals, recording and lots of song-writing! Follow The New Victorians for new music, shows and exclusive news updates through their official website, and social media website. Source: Press Release You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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SHSC 2014: Claudia Faniello Invited as Special Guest

Tonight! The Summer Hit Song Contest continues. A music competition which originally took place between 2008 and 2011 and featured Miriam Christine, Neville Refalo, Romina Mamo, Minik and Siconix as winners, with a brand new selection of original songs. The celebrity-packed show is set to host leading singers from the local entertainment scene. Claudia Faniello, a two-time first runner-up in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, and former duets performer in the Summer Hit Song Contest is this weeks' special guest on F Living's programme; Summer Hit Song Contest. Six Summer Hit Song Contest 2014 entries return to the show this week including:  Odessa's "Pretend" (Renato Briffa / Doris Chetcuti); Marie Claire's ''Just Wait'' (Elton Zarb / Rita Pace); Dayle's "You'' (Minik / Alison Ellul); Rita Pace & Audrey Marie's "Overboard'' (Rita Pace); Janice's ''The One'' (Renato Briffa / Keith Zammit) and Danica's ''Fearless'' (Philip Vella / Gerard J Borg). The competition aims to promote the local music artists in search of a true hit song. The show is produced and hosted by Deo Grech and Ignatius Farrugia. Stay tuned escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for the latest news from this year's edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest. Show is aired on Mondays and Sundays at 20:30 CET on F Living channel, your favourite tv channel for the best music this summer. Source: Summer Hit Song Contest You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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JESC 2014: Participants List bound for September

On the 15th November, Malta will be playing host to this year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and with 13 countries officially confirmed, it seems that both the European Broadcasting Union and the Public Broadcasting Services are working hard to ensure that this is the most successful broadcast of the show in recent years. In a post on social networking website, Facebook, It was confirmed that a full list of participating countries would be made public by September, in order to ensure that everything is transparent and organised in a correct manner. At this point in time, the confirmed countries for this event are as follows; Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Ukraine. It is heavily rumoured that Portugal are also about to submit their paperwork for participation in the event. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: Junior Eurovision Song Contest You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: The New Victorians Release Extended Play

SHSC 2014: Claudia Faniello Invited as Special Guest

JESC 2014: Participants List bound for September

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