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* C-Drain
New Single: ‘Oh Miami!’ – OUT NOW!!

Time to wax down that dusty old board and crack open the Malibu. If you’re looking for this year’s sound of the summer then look no further than ‘Oh Miami!’ the latest release from C-Drain on CPS Records. With its unique combination of classic surf guitar stylings, laid back reggae rhythms, and modern production vibe, it’s guaranteed to lift even the most downbeat of moods. ‘Oh Miami!’ will have you skanking and stomping the night away!

C-Drain is a one-man multi-instrumentalist and producer working out of his London-based home studio. His 2013 debut release, ‘So What?’, attracted rave reviews from the critics.

Official Release date: 24 June 2014. Available in all major web-stores by CPS-Records.

Debut Single ‘So What?’:


* C-Drain is a one-man multi-instrumentalist and producer working out of his London-based home studio. C-Drain’s aim in this new project was to achieve total independence and creative freedom, with him assuming responsibility for every aspect of the production process from performing on almost every instrument to recording and mixing his tracks entirely in his home studio. He adds: ‘People are struggling in this grim economic climate, but sometimes you just have to say “so what?” – let’s smile and laugh and sing and dance: be positive and look forward – we won’t be beaten by it – we’ll break through it with our upbeat energy!’

His 2013 debut release, ‘So What?’, attracted rave reviews from the critics:

Music emissions.com: Rating: 4/5,9/10 “’So What?’ is full of the close male harmonies which graced any number of successful bands in the sixties…but features distorted vocals and a production quality which is definitely of the 21st century…cheerful, bright and sunny, something entertaining to take our minds of all this nonsense surrounding us. ‘So What?’, almost as its title suggests, is just the sort of musical break from the misery we need. And that is the key to what makes a good pop song – it fits the moment. And ‘So What?’ does indeed fit the moment…so, go on…listen to “So What?” It will cheer you up guaranteed!”

No TiTle magazine (UK): C-Drain’s debut single instantly creates a feel-good summery vibe with its energy and understated lyrics that heavily disguise darker cultural inspirations. This chirpy tune, to its credit, is clearly genre defined;…The brazenly light-hearted and initially charming chorus kicks in straight away…Fortunately, these hippy style musical attributes are combined with more contemporary characteristics in between to create a decent level of depth…If this artist continues to unearth interesting influences and a variety of angles his future album would certainly create a few welcome debates…”

* Coral Caves


Coral Caves band formed in Leeds (UK) on 2009 and released debut album “Labyrinth’s Path” in June/2010. “Labyrinth’s path” has been broadcasted from various Radio Stations including BBC Radio & Radio Stations abroad, followed by interviews & live shows. “Labyrinth’s Path” has been reviewed by: Altsounds.com (USA), Sound On Sound magazine (UK), Jumbo Records (UK), Jazz&Tzaz magazine (GR), Protagon.gr (GR) to name a few.

With new line up, March 2012 sees the release of the new EP Album “Sometimes Shine” by CPS Records. The new EP Album follows a distinctly alternative musical route from the debut and gives an impression of Coral Caves’ new sound. “Sometimes Shine” made a break through in Radios’ playlists in the USA and also broadcasted in the UK & GREECE. Sometimes Shine also received very positive reviews (see review page) from magazines, blogs etc. in the UK, GREECE & USA where also listeners voted it as their favorite.

At present, Coral Caves are preparing the next full length Album that will continue on the path that ‘Sometimes Shine’ introduced but following it on another level. Coral Caves are changing their sound as the Sunlight’s intensity reflects and changes Corals’ colours under the Sea level.

Reviews for Coral Caves ‘Sometimes Shine’ EP Album:

BBC RADIO Leeds: “…Yeah! Coral Caves – Very Nice!!!”

AltRockIsDead.com USA: “Interesting stats on ‘Shine’, we’ve played it 75 times, of those listeners who rated it, it’s rated 4 out of 5 stars, no drops, great work!!”

Jumbo Records UK: “Local heroes Coral Caves walk the lines between lush, touching songwriting ala Echo And The Bunnymen and a slightly dark and gothic take on indie…Needless to say this 3 track E.P. is well worth checking out…”

Rockap.gr (GRE): “…overall we are dealing with a flawless presentation that if anything left speechless at the professionalism…’Sometimes’ with subcutaneous blues…flirts heavily with Pink Floyd-economic tradition…to overemphasize the beautiful psychedelic parts…’Shine’…creating an incredible maze of sounds that travels in vivid colors…The ‘Can’t stop that feeling’ stands out thanks to the wonderful voice of Christos Pappas…creating a lo-fi masterpiece…” Full review @ http://www.rockap.gr/coral-caves-sometimes-shine/

Music Emissions USA: “…Sometimes Shine is definitely worth a listen with crisp production, great band chemistry and the moody and broody will undeniably connect with this EP.” Full review @ http://www.musicemissions.com/artists/albums/index.php?album_id=15285

* Christos Pappas

Website: www.christospappas.co.uk

Christos Pappas (Composer-Producer) Bio:

Christos is a composer & music producer, an artist who has been involved in numerous projects and bands as front man, guitarist, song-writer and producer over the years, including most recently, two self produced and released ‘alternative rock’ albums which have received a fair amount of exposure and radio airtime as well as great reviews.

At present, Christos is working on variant projects as Producer in Indie,Pop, Rock, Folk music & with a strong focus in music for film & Tv.
As composer he has created pieces in a variety of styles as Ambient, New Age, World Music, Instrumental, Orchestral etc. For more info visit: www.christospappas.co.uk

* “Christos is an interesting and talented artist with a clear vision of his music-his style reminds me of a cross between Leonard Cohen and Nick Cave! A pleasure to work with.” – Barkley McKay, Owner – Valley Wood Studio *

“Christos is a very discerning client. Someone who commands respect through his mastery of his art. I would recommend Christos to deliver a product on time and equalling the passion of the client he works for. Dedication is his forte.”
May 28, 2010 – Russ Hepworth-Sawyer, Mastering engineer, MOTTO Sound

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