Opus supported by over 15 artists!
Over the past few weeks, we have been overwhelmed with the amount of responses from the online form for artists to sign up, it’s amazing to see all the talent excited at joining us at Opus. Here are five more artists whose music you will be able to listen to on our platform: Minerva Confidential, Behind the Beard, That Noise, Eastwood, and STUILUI.
When Minerva Confidential isn’t making music, he goes by the name of Eric. His music career spans 10 years and he just recently got in touch with David Mordeci, one of his favorite producers, who helped him produce the first of many of their collaborative tracks and his latest release, ‘Pray to your god.’
Before becoming Minerva Confidential, Eric’s stage name was KUJA. Under this name he released an 8 track EP that is still available online, but he has since dropped this alias and adopted the name Minerva Confidential. Eric took up this new identity because he lost faith in his former image and name, and he feels that this identity is more true to his self.
Eric cites his biggest influences as The Mars Volta, Travis Scott, Portishead, and Marilyn Manson. He considers his small but very dedicated fan base a blessing he is eternally grateful for.
He hopes to add more people to the Minerva family in the near future, and at Opus, we look forward to being part of his journey. In the meantime, don’t forget to check out Minerva Confidential on Soundcloud, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter, and Telegram.
Behind the Beard
Behind The Beard is an electronic hip-hop band comprising rapper Last Breath (aka Simon Mikdal Andersen) and producer CXL (aka Simon Josef Nielsen).
The Danish duo comes at you hard from Behind The Beard with soul pounding electronic hip-hop beats and ill lyrics. Their music comes from the heart and tells tales of the dystopian everyday that has become our 21st century reality, where the superficial is glaringly more prominent than the deep, and scarcity is the ironic status quo in the midst of abundance.
Lyrics to make the active listener question the state of the world and what can be done about it, and uplifting sounds that the body cannot resist reacting to; that is the music that comes from Behind The Beard.
Born in 1985, Last Breath grew up listening to a mixture of golden era rap in the form of bootleg cassette tapes brought over from the capital by his cousin, and the high energy rock of Rage Against The Machine. He started rapping at an early age embracing the hip hop culture and its artistic means of self-expression.
Greenland-born CXL moved to Denmark at age 5. He grew up in a house where music was a constant presence, whether it was classical music, John Lee Hooker, or having Skrillex on repeat. The impact of all these musical influences can be felt in the way his beats sound today. It also made his progress of making music quite unpredictable.
Last Breath and CXL met through a mutual friend after both moved to Copenhagen. Since then, they have joined forces, musically throwing a mix of genres into the melting pot to create Behind The Beard’s recognizable and unique sound.
Behind The Beard released their first EP, 1st Things First, in 2016 and their second EP, Build It Back Up, in 2017. A smack-down of the social order came in between the form of the stand-alone single All Empires Fall.
After a good succession of live performances the past couple of years, the up-and-coming duo has vowed to play as much live as possible in order to bring the people thoughtful rap vocals and uplifting beats.
The alternative rock band, consisting of Jay Skinner, Jonathan Burkes, and Kenny Ramirez, is sure to catch every rock fan’s eye. Cutting their teeth in the So Cal underground house party and Downtown Los Angeles art scenes, That Noise purposefully colors outside the lines and their alternative rock sonic penmanship is an explosive and stimulating aural antidote for the pop-weary.
That Noise is steadily growing in popularity, with 25,000 fans world wide already, and playing over 80 shows each year. The Los Angeles based band has not only completed six music videos, but also one album, two EP’s, one single, and over 45 unreleased songs. On top of this success, That Noise has collected numerous accolades, including 11 laurels, the LA Movie Award for Best Music Video, and winning the Stagelight contest in Alternative Rock category.
That Noise has been described as having a similar sound to Imagine Dragons and 30 Seconds To Mars, with their music being radio-friendly, a crossover between Alt Rock and Hot Adult Contemporary music. Their newest EP is produced by Max Dingle, who has previously worked with White Lies, Glasvegas, and The Killers, among others.
The band can be heard in over 30 TV shows all over the globe and on more than 80 college radio stations in the US and Canada. Their music has been played on KROQ 106.7 and Mohawk Radio FM in their home of Los Angeles. That Noise has played on some of the world’s most famous stages, including SXSW, Sundance Film Festival, or San Diego Indie Fest.
Music critics are huge fans of That Noise, with the Indie Music Report saying “It is almost impossible to not get totally swept away with this music,” and Street Access Radio claiming “Their sound is fire.”
George Murray is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Dunfermline, Scotland. He has been playing music from an early age with his recording debut at the age of 6.
With his soulful voice, memorable hooks and meaningful lyrics his songs have been entertaining crowds up and down the country for many years. He has performed at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival, sold out the Carnegie Hall in Dunfermline and supported other bands, such as Big Country, King Creosote, Sinderins, Embrace and Gomez.
His debut album “Try My Best” with his band Eastwood released on Roundface Records received great plaudits on Radio Scotland and STV. He is currently in the studio recording and producing Eastwoods second album.
His other band, Lucy and The Lyrics (in which he produced and plays bass) recently headlined the iconic Glasgow venue — King Tuts Wha Wha Hut and have appeared on Radio 2, Absolute Radio and STV
He also plays in the other following bands: The Piktures, Bite The Bagel, The Johnstown Flood and Black Roses.
STUILUI is the Norwegian music producer Tove Nilsen. She started out as a vocalist in local bands on the West Coast in her teens, singing Led Zeppelin and T-Rex covers by the time she was seventeen. She later left the bands and became a professional backup singer for a few years, touring all over Europe and Norway. She later left that, too.
Tove has always wanted to control sound. Having grown up with ABBA and her mother knitting, she listened to Weather Report when no one else did. And then, in the 90s, Tricky and the trip hop scene came with their way of working with vocals. This inspired the artist to buy her first soundcard, wanting to experiment and to find her own sound.
For Tove, the journey through the world of music was a tough one, but her love for music and her recognition of the importance of ownership kept her motivated. One incident sums it all up. Tove quit a band because the keyboard player used a synth sound she didn’t like. “What’s the point of singing if you don’t like the sound playing with it?” she says.
More coming soon!
With the amazing response we have received in our online form, we will be publishing more announcements soon. Also, be sure to look out for development updates and information regarding our move to Poland in the coming weeks.