James Kennedy - the singer / guitarist with the now disbanded alt rock band 'Kyshera', - is launching his solo career with a new song and video ‘The Power’. This rebellious and insurrectional song lays down the foundations for the artist’s upcoming album 'Make Anger Great Again' out on September 25th via Konic Records. "I've had enough. Trump, Brexit, Boris, the pandemic - this song is a reaction to all of it. The recent protests show that people everywhere have had enough too. It's time to Make Anger Great Again" – James stated.

The self-produced album couldn’t be more relevant. It was recorded just before the lockdown, it was written as a call to arms during the era of Trump & Brexit, but recent events have intensified the mood on the streets to breaking point making the albums message even more timely. It’s no coincidence that James inverted the Trump’s 'Maga' into Make ANGER Great Again. The song harks back to a period when rock music was still raw and could drive a powerful message about revolution.

As many artists, James shot the video during the lockdown in an abandoned house as all the local halls were closed due to the pandemic. Because of the strict rules about social distancing Kennedy performed all of the instruments throughout.

“Make Anger Great Again” coincides with James releasing a new debut “Noise Damage: My Life As A Rock ’n’ Roll Underdog” Published By Eye Books 18 October 2020. the story of a half-deaf kid from a tiny, remote village in South Wales who was hailed as a genius by the UK’s biggest radio station and headhunted by major record labels, only for the music industry to collapse. Legendary British vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Ginger Wildheart defined the book as “An accurate description of life as a musician. Harrowing, funny and 100% true”.

From South Wales, James Kennedy is a multi-instrumentalist with a Top 50 best-selling album, several million song streams and over half a million online followers. Through his band and solo releases, James has written a wide range of styles including experimental, acoustic, electronic, alternative & orchestral. Hearing impaired due to childhood surgery, he is also an ambassador for several charities as well as speaking on panels and writing articles on a wide range of issues including mental health, the music industry and politics. He has toured much of the world, featured in many mainstream music publications and owns the music company Konic Records.

Critical praise for James Kennedy’s music

  • "To use the word ambitious in relation to this meisterwork is to underplay the scene considerably." The Big Issue
  • "Glorious" Classic Rock Magazine
  • "7/10" RockSound Magazine
  • "It's impossible to put words to this inspired madness. I love it! 5/5" Big Cheese Magazine
  • "Leaves one gasping for breath and a desire to immediately repeat the experience all over again." Rocktopia

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