Soulful Summer Praise | “I Love To Praise” by Tamika Patton

Tamika Patton Offers New Soulful Gospel Summer Jam, “I Love To Praise”

I Love To Praise by Tamika PattonVocalist Tamika Patton has power, range, passion, poise, and presentation! She has incredible talent and anointing from God alone! As an indie Gospel recording artist, she has released hit singles that find their way to favorable radio airplay and into the hearts of listeners. She now offers a new Gospel summer jam! Her new single “I Love To Praise” is a soulful, urban praise track that is becoming popular within the Gospel industry and with fans.

“Tamika Patton does it again! Her sound never disappoints,” says radio personality and artist Lonnie Hunter. “This new single is both fresh and current. I’m a fan!”

Tamika teamed up with internationally known composer and guitarist David P. Stevens to write and produced “I Love To Praise”. Her new single follows her radio hit “Grace and Mercy” featuring Stellar Award-winning artist Earl Bynum. “I Love To Praise” is available on pre-order now and will be available via all digital music outlets June 21.

Pre-Order “I Love To Praise” Today on iTunes!

Indie gospel artist, Tamika Patton

The Industry Speaks!

With a nostalgic sound reminiscent of 80’s R&B Soul, Tamika Patton offers up new music that is indeed music for the soul. I Love To Praise is infectious, to say the least.  – Hasan James, Root Magazine Editor in Chief, Syndicated Radio Announcer

I love Tamika’s voice and spirit! It’s refreshing, powerful and anointed! She can sing anything! Her new single I Love To Praise is a fun summer jam that gospel music lovers are sure to enjoy! – Gospel Recording Artist Kevin LeVar


This new upbeat and catchy joint by Tamika Patton is giving me life! Perfect summer jam. – Earnest Pugh, International Gospel Artist/Label Executive
Twitter: @TamikaPatton
IG: TamikaPattonMusic

Moving Through the Storm | “Stormy Emotions” by Ishani

With its thundering atmospherics and incisive explorations of our interior lives, Ishani’s “Stormy Emotions”, is already a modern classic

Stormy Emotions by Ishani

This song is about the death of a relationship and the overwhelming pain that can come with that. It is also however about moving into a new phase of life, from the darkness to light. – Ishani

Dark and brooding, Ishani’s new single “Stormy Emotions” is a genre-bending edifice of brutalist electro-pop experimentation. Evoking alt pop artists like Santigold with the expansiveness of Lana Del Rey, the production lends the track a dark trip-hop/industrial vibe that chimes with its tempestuous subject matter. Its vast oceanic sound expresses the tumultuous depths of tragic love as Ishani’s natural lyricism conjures vivid and sublime images of limitless, horizon-chasing bodies of water. Framing her speaker as an ocean unto herself, Ishani’s “Stormy Emotions” makes us examine the depths of our romantic feelings. Ultimately, like ‘Insomnia’ and ‘Dark Angel’ before it, “Stormy Emotions” shows Ishani to be an artist not just on an expansive musical quest, but one that is also concerned with finding the psychological limits of our interior selves.

In the Press
“Poetic,magical realism mixed in with Trip Hop”
– Bobby Friction BBC Asian Network
“Dank, trip-hop songwriting with a twilight feel”
– Clash
“A wonderfully unique sound”
– Listen With Monger
“Soulful vocals set alongside glitchy beats and ethereal, whirring hooks”
“She is breathing some much deserved new life into the Trip Hop genre as a whole.”

“Stormy Emotions” is Available Now on Spotify

"Stormy Emotions" by IshaniAbout Ishani
Ishani spent her childhood in the sprawling metropolis of Bangalore, India. After obtaining her degree in TV, Film and Radio in Singapore she moved to London to study Audio Engineering at Alchemea & Point Blank. Her first track “Pelican Elephant” was picked up by MTV India. Ishani has performed at Sziget Festival and she’s also opened for the Icelandic electronic group ‘GusGus’ at Be My Lake Festival. Her second single ‘Don’t Stop the Fight’ was picked up by VH1 and included in the Indian interactive comic book Priya’s Mirror. Ishani is deeply influenced by artists such as Massive Attack, Portishead, Morcheeba and Hooverphonic. She has recently been made a BBC Introducing artist by Bobby Friction. Instantly recognizable by her distinctive vocals, and with incisive and often challenging lyricism, (‘Don’t Stop The Fight’ centers on the horrific social effects of rape), Ishani has already earned her dues as a serious and provocative recording artist. Her single “Insomnia” centered on the anxiety that keeps us awake every night, and last release “Dark Angel” is inspired by the loss of two of her friends to suicide, a loss too difficult for Ishani to discuss in detail. Together they, along with “Stormy Emotions” , teased her upcoming EP also titled Stormy Emotions, which is to be released later this year. Ishani hits the pop landscape as a serious artist committed to making both serious and widely appealing work. Her themes are culled from the darkness and the light in the world around her, and she weaves her razor sharp observations into pristine and addictive electro pop.
Twitter: @IshaniChakra
IG: IshaniChakraSonic

Kelsey Lamb and Taylor Goyette Headline Tabor Holiday Festival

Nashville, TN – Kelsey Lamb and Taylor Goyette headline the 1st Annual Tabor Holiday Festival on December 1st in Tabor, IA.

Tabor Holiday Festival Kelsey Lamb and Taylor Goyette

Rhode Island born, Florida raised, and now Nashville living, Taylor Goyette paints pictures through song about his formative years growing up on the Gulf Coast, where he learned the meaning of hard work, how to have a good time, and what matters most in life. Goyette’s influences range from Springsteen to The Eagles, Elvis, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and many more.

Raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, Kelsey Lamb ventured to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue a career in country music. Lamb has made a name for herself as a vocalist with a rich, emotionally transparent voice, influenced by the likes of Alison Krauss, Miranda Lambert, Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Tim McGraw.  Lamb made a splash at the end of 2016 with the release of her Christmas with Kelsey EP and song appearances in Hallmark’s movie Christmas in Homestead. Additionally, she performed with Alan Thicke on tour for the Kenny Rogers’ The Toy Shoppe Tour 2015 across the United States and performed onstage again with Thicke at B.B. Kings in New York City in January 2016.

The community of Tabor have been working for the past few months on a new event, the 1st Annual Tabor Holiday Festival which will take place on December 1st, 2018 in Tabor, IA. They will have several activities including lighted parade, tree lighting ceremony, plus many other activities for all ages.

To learn more about the Tabor Holiday Festival, please visit

Kelsey Lamb
Twitter: @kelsey_lamb
IG: kelseylambmusic

Taylor Goyette
IG: TaylorGoyettemusic


2018 is already heating up and BRASH! is delivering HOT indie music and fashion news! Our Spring 2018 features Atlanta singer, Pat Soul giving us the exclusives on what’s behind the music while new indie releases and music stories of indie artists will inspire you to keep pushing!

Now let’s talk about BRASHION! we have not one, but TWO fashion week recaps from New York to London. See what’s new on the runways along with the BRASH! editorials!

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Cover Photo Credit: Chris House

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Music News: The End of the World as We Know it – Animated Music Video

Second December releases its first music video for the track Dear E

The fully animated video is a visual interpretation by artist Gemma Pauwels of the words to ‘Dear E’. The song explores the idea of an apology letter addressed to planet Earth for a relation gone sour.

While the song takes the listener into a dark mood with an explosive ending the animation follows the travels of a human being through time.


About Second December
Second December is an indie rock band from the Netherlands (hometown Leiden). The Dear E EP is Second December’s first release. At this point in time the band focuses on live gigs and are in the process of writing new material for their first full album.

dear e EP, second december, EP, new music, music industry news, entertainment industry, indie music news, brash magazine blog, dear e by second decemberThe 3 track Dear E EP is available on all major streaming services such as AmazonSpotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Bandcamp and Soundclound. Links to these streaming services (or full EP download) are available on Second December’s website.

The animated clip can be found on Youtube or Second December’s website:
Twitter: @_SecondDecember
Instagram: 2econdDecember

About Gemma Pauwels
Gemma Pauwels from Utrecht (NL) works as a full time illustrator for several major Dutch newspapers such as Trouw, De Standaard and Dutch magazines such as Opzij, VPRO tv-guide, and many others. Travel is a recurring theme in her personal projects (drawings and paintings). From her office she travels to mysterious and remote destinations.

Since about a year Gemma Pauwels also makes short animations. The animated video clip for Second December’s “Dear E” is her first step into the world of music videos. Learn more at
Instagram: GemmaJo

PRESS RELEASE: Year of Noise for Indie Music Magazine

BRASH! Magazine’s first year of operations spells SUCCESS!

(ATLANTA, GA – DEC. 13, 2016) – Bi-monthly digital publication, BRASH! Magazine, started out the year spreading the word about transitioning from a music marketing blog to an online publication. In March of this year, BRASH! released at full speed executing the mission of highlighting independent artists in the music industry. Exposing music lovers to various genres of indie music was a success for this magazine as readership, social media following, and the overall brand awareness increased. In addition to highlighting music artists in the indie/underground scene, BRASH! Magazine opened its pages for fashion elements. Style artists, interviews, photo editorials, and features graced the pages within the BRASHION! (BRASH! + Fashion) section.

More highlights of this year in BRASH! includes:

  • Gaining a partnership with SoundFly: Crowdfunding course by Jay Coyle
  • Being featured on various online media outlets
  • Serving as a media guest for NYFW shows in Feb and Sept for Independent Fashion Designers

This publication has also received countless praises from music fans, musicians, business professionals, and entertainment moguls. “This year has been amazing for BRASH! Magazine. Looking back on how it all started, I never would have imagined the exposure and people getting on board to support this magazine’s mission.” Say Editor-In-Chief/Creator E. Alexcina Brown. The accomplishments of the first year of operation as only allowed BRASH! Magazine to gain momentum. 2017 is looking bright for this media outlet as plans for more expansion are currently in the works.

For more information, visit and follow on, Twitter (@BRASH_Magazine), and Instagram (BRASHMagazine) to stay updated with BRASH! Magazine.

About BRASH! Magazine
BRASH! Magazine is a bi-monthly digital entertainment publication designed to highlight Independent Artists, Labels, and business professionals within the underground music scene. The goal of BRASH! is to provide music marketing/promotion content for its readers as well as provide a platform for Indie Artists/Labels to gain press/media exposure for their brand. This publication also contains features from start-up/indie fashion brands and professionals along with engaging entertainment news. Visit for more information.

Media Contact
Fearless Vision Marketing

Word Of Mouth Marketing with Vinyl Campaign

Artists are always looking for innovative ways to release and promote their next project. We all remember where we were when Beyonce’ dropped her album digitally out of nowhere, U2 teamed with Apple and provided iPhone users with their project for free. The Savannah, GA native band, Word of Mouth, was no different in that search and has created a new way of music release campaigns. With what is called a “Reverse Kickstarter” Campaign, this band is creating the demand for their latest release through Vinyl.

Vinyl records have been deemed as vintage collectibles since the creation of CD’s and MP3 music downloads. Word of Mouth is bringing it back by pressing 1000 copies of a 3 disc, 180 gram 45 rpm record which will be given away for FREE. These records will be distributed at various record stores nationwide on Record Store Day (April 16, 2016).

After all 1000 records are distributed, each album owner will release the record online in a donation based campaign. When the promotional campaign is complete, the album owners will receive 1/1000 of the total amount of revenue generated by donations and downloads!


We must applaud this band for creating a new way to get the people involved in the marketing/promotion strategy for their new album. This type of fan engagement definitely connects the band with the listeners throughout the process. Everyone is familiar with the usual GoFundMe campaigns from artists however this campaign gets everyone on board in a more hands-on and creative way.

Congrats to this FEARLESS and BRASH! band for making noise through Vinyl! Learn more about this campaign.

About Word of Mouth
Word of Mouth is an 8-piece musical ensemble comprised of diverse artists from across the United States. Meeting in and based out of Savannah, GA, the group has existed since 2009 and is currently putting the finishing touches on their debut album, “Word of Mouth Speaks”.

Word of Mouth’s music is just as eclectic as the members themselves, with influence holding it’s musical roots in rock and hip-hop, while delving all the way to the intricacies of classical piano and poetic decisiveness of spoken word. This band will keep you guessing with its dramatic time changes and unique genre-blending, all the while keeping your head bobbin’ and feet groovin’.

Fans can expect to leave a live performance feeling inspired and ready to cultivate their own talents, which is the overall message Word of Mouth is trying to share; be yourself, be inspired and spread the word.

Facebook: Word Of Mouth Speaks
Twitter: @womspeaks
Instagram: WordOfMouthSpeaks

Go Get It!

Researching ways to get you and your music in the media
BRASH_Logo4It’s a great thing to have a social media presence to have fans and other indie music lovers to take a listen to your music. However, it is VERY important to capture and keep the attention of the media. Media outlets will allow you to grow your brand and give you a wide range of exposure to various audiences. The more media platforms that take notice of you, the greater the exposure, the greater the chance to expand your audience. In order to successfully do this, you MUST do your homework.

Research. This “homework” entails doing your research. Understand which media outlets cater to indie artists and your particular genre. Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are great places to start in finding music media outlets. Even a google search can help you find magazines, blogs, and other music forums that highlight the Independent and Underground music scene. You can’t expect for these platforms to jump into your lap. You MUST take that step and find out who they are.

Engage. Once you’ve found these media sources, take some time to read them. Read about the types of stories and interviews they are currently doing. What type of artists are being featured and the type of content is being published by them consistently. You just may learn a few things yourself about how you can be a better artist as well as how your brand can be better. You can’t approach these outlets not knowing anything about them or their stories.

Also, engage with them on social media. If they tweet out a question, tweet back and give your input. Be honest but be polite. Don’t give off any negative vibes as you’d like to continue a fruitful, working relationship with these media outlets. Participate in their discussions whenever you can to show that you’re following them and you appreciate what they are doing for indie music.

Reach out. Don’t be afraid to either reach out or have a person on your team to reach out to these media platforms. They have a “Contact Us” page for a reason. Use it! Let them know that you’ve been following their blog/magazine/etc. and how you’d like to be featured, interviewed or have your music reviewed by one of their music contributors. Make sure you are as professional as possible. Give a brief description about yourself, project, and even include a media kit if you have one. In addition, send over video/music links to show them that you are the real deal.  Many blogs and magazines are constantly searching for artists to feature, and/or  interview for their content purposes. Take that chance. You have nothing to lose. The more you reach out, the more chances you’ll get a positive response.

A lot of times in the music industry you can’t sit and wait on opportunities. You have to go out, find them, and grab them whenever there’s an opportunity. Getting good press falls along the lines of that as well. Network, stay in contact, and support. You can’t go wrong doing these things. You may not receive the responses you want, or at all, right away but keep trying, keep researching, keep reaching out.

Now go get you some press!