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Bournemouth's James Longcake releases 'Painted Nails,' a vibrant indie rock single with a hip-hop twist


James Longcake Electrifies with 'Painted Nails' - A Fusion of Indie Rock and Funky Grooves

James Longcake, the dynamic singer-songwriter from Bournemouth, introduces his latest single, "Painted Nails," a compelling blend of indie rock infused with funky, hip-hop elements. Released on March 1, 2024, "Painted Nails" brings Longcake's innovative approach to music production and his ability to create a sonically rich experience from his home studio to the forefront of his art.


James Longcake takes the helm, playing guitar, bass, keys, and synths, alongside programmed drums and strings, all whilst delivering vocals that resonate with authenticity and passion. The track is further enriched by the contributions of his brother on saxophone and backing vocals, adding a layer of soulful harmony to the chorus.


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"Painted Nails" is an excellent anthem of self-affirmation, with lyrics that melodically narrate the journey of embracing one's uniqueness in the pursuit of happiness. The song champions the quirks and traits that define us, encouraging listeners to celebrate their individuality with confidence.


It really is a masterpiece. Who said you can't create greatness from a home studio? Flawless. Groove, funk, experimentalism, and guitar riffs electrify the soundscape. The vocals add that edge of pop-rock. They're fun, they're easy to grasp, they're skillful and most importantly, they're super catchy.


This has got to be my track of the week for sure! It's a complete mood charger through sound! I can't wait to hear the next release!


To no surprise, industry experts have already jumped on "Painted Nails. It has captured the attention of Fern Buckley's Solent show on BBC Introducing, marking James Longcake as an artist to watch within the UK music scene. Great shout! With its infectious groove and self-affirming lyrics, "Painted Nails" is poised to become a staple in playlists and live performances alike.


As James Longcake continues to explore the bounds of indie rock and funk, "Painted Nails" stands as a vibrant showcase of his artistic evolution and a celebration of the unique expressions that make us who we are. So, get listening!


Genres: Retro Guitar Rock, Pop Rock, Alt Rock, Pop Groove, Funk

Mood: Soulful, Super Catchy, Individualistic



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