Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Sigrid winner of BBC Sound of 2018

Sigrid has been named BBC Sound of 2018, chosen by a panel of more than 170 influential music experts including former winners and longlist nominees. The 21-year-old Norwegian pop sensation has gone from unknown to the most exceptional breakout star in the past year. From releasing her acclaimed debut Don’t Kill My Vibe EP last summer – which has amassed over 100M global streams – selling out her entire UK March headline tour, to the brutally honest A-List new single ‘Strangers’, now Sigrid joins Sam Smith, Haim, Years & Years and Jack Garratt as winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2018.

Sigrid said to the BBC, “It’s a lot to take in to have won something as prestigious as BBC Music Sound Of. I feel honoured as there are so many other artists I look up to who have won this before me, and honestly, I’m just really happy and proud of what my team and I have achieved together. I’m from a small town called Ålesund in Norway. I’m still 21 and it’s quite crazy to get this recognition. I’m very excited about the year ahead and sharing new music with everyone. I want to thank the panel for voting and the team involved in BBC Music Sound Of 2018.”

Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac said, “Sigrid is one of those really special artists making quality, exciting and feisty - yet fragile - pop songs that are an absolute pleasure to play on the radio. Sigrid is an incredibly talented performer and songwriter and so very deserving of the Sound Of 2018 crown. I’m really looking forward to watching her rise.”

Chris Price, Head of Music for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said “I’m absolutely thrilled that Sigrid has been crowned BBC Music Sound Of 2018 winner, showing that tastemakers in the UK and internationally share the excitement that has lit up Radio 1 since ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ was made ‘Hottest Record in the World’ last February. Following Tunes of the Week from Annie Mac, MistaJam, Scott Mills and Greg James – not to mention a Piano Session for Huw Stephens last summer – Sigrid’s new single ‘Strangers’ sits on the Radio 1 ‘A’ list, her third playlist here. Sigrid is a captivating performer and I can’t wait to introduce BBC audiences to her incredible live show, starting today in the home of live music - the Radio 1 Live Lounge”

WATCH STRANGERS VIDEO HERE: https://Sigrid.lnk.to/StrangersOfficialVideo
LISTEN TO ‘STRANGERS’ HERE: https://Sigrid.lnk.to/StrangersPR

From the tiny town of Ålesund in Norway, which sits at the entrance of a UNESCO-protected fjord surrounded by sea and mountains, Sigrid has been quietly creating a world which emboldens her followers, displaying outstanding song writing ability with hard-hitting and empowering words, laced over unexpected and daring melodies. Sigrid is the voice of 2018.

LIVE DATES
  • Wed 17 Jan NE Groningen Stadsschouwburg
  • Thu 18 Jan NE Groningen Grand Theatre
  • Sun 21 Jan SWE Stockholm Debaser
  • Mon 22 Jan DK Copenhagen Vega (small room)
  • Mon 12 Mar UK Brighton Concorde 2 SOLD OUT
  • Wed 14 Mar UK London Shepherd's Bush Empire SOLD OUT
  • Sat 17 Mar UK Bristol Motion SOLD OUT
  • Sun 18 Mar UK Birmingham Institute 2 SOLD OUT
  • Tue 20 Mar UK Leeds Leeds University SOLD OUT 
  • Wed 21 Mar UK Glasgow St Lukes SOLD OUT 
  • Fri 23 Mar IRE Dublin The Academy SOLD OUT 
  • Sat 24 Mar UK Manchester Academy 2 SOLD OUT
SIGRID WINNER OF BBC SOUND OF 2018
SIGRID WINNER OF BBC SOUND OF 2018
STRANGERS OUT NOW WATCH HERE
‘Strangers’ is out now on Island Records
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“This year’s hottest new popstar” – Guardian Guide
“Norwegian superstar is set to define music in 2018” – Line of Best Fit
“Witnessing a pop phenomenon” –The Times

Friday, 22 December 2017

FLYTE RELEASE PART 2 OF DOCUMENTARY MINI SERIES SUPPORT LORD HURON ON TOUR IN JANUARY

Never the kind of band to act in uncertain haste when it comes to their music, each song off Flyte’s debut album "The Loved Ones" feels like something to relish, to mull over, with a deeper, unfolding resonance. The same goes for their visual identity, and today the London four-piece offer a glimpse into life over the past year and early recording sessions, with the second instalment of ‘Behind Sliding Doors’, created by good friend Balan Evans. Flyte also released the remarkable ‘Faithless’ video earlier this month, directed by Femke Huurdeman and CANADA (Tame Impala, Beck), the only band to work consecutively with the legendary production company. The London four-piece continue their live dexterity with a 14-date Lord Huron tour in January, following their Lemon Twigs support and sold out Scala-headline this year.

Watch ‘Behind Sliding Doors Part 2 here’: https://Flyte.lnk.to/Part2FP
Flyte separately admit that as early as age ten, a career in music was their only ambition. Drummer Jon Supran and bassist Nick Hill met guitarist Will Taylor at their local comprehensive school, where Will’s parents both taught English. They later came upon keys player Sam Berridge busking at Tottenham Court Road station after moving to Hackney in their late teens. Accomplished songwriters who quickly earned a reputation for their trademark vocal arrangements and live show, the band released a flurry of alternative singles before pairing up with Courtney Barnett producer Burke Reid to create their first full length record. The Loved Ones is the result of years of enlightenment and friendship.
FLYTE TOUR DATES
Lord Huron
Friday 19th January - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Saturday 20th January - Leeds, UK - Stylus
Sunday 21st January - Bristol, UK - SWX
Tuesday 23rd January - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 24th January - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Friday 26th January - Dublin, UK - Vicar Street
Saturday 27th January - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Monday 29th January - Paris, France -  Le Point Ephémère
Tuesday 30th January - Luxembourg - Rockhal Club
Wednesday 31st January - Ronda, Utrecht - TivoliVredenburg
Thursday 1st February - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Hall
Saturday 3rd February - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Small Hall
Sunday 4th February - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
Monday 5th February - Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
Wednesday 7th February - Häkken - Hamburg
Flyte Debut Album "The Love Ones" is out now. Photo credit Sequoia Ziff
FLYTE DEBUT ALBUM THE LOVED ONES OUT NOW
"British debut album of the year" The Sunday Times
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Thursday, 7 December 2017

British star Arjun unveils video for debut single 'Alone' Debut album 'Closer To Home' pre-order 15th December

Off the back of the release of his remarkable debut single, British singer, songwriter and producer Arjun reveals the video for 'Alone' today via Island Records. Directed by Luke Biggins, who most recently put out Stefflon Don's 'Hurtin' Me', 'Alone' emulates the explosive fusion of Arjun's strong Urban and Asian influences. Together, the exotic visuals see Arjun and The PropheC turn up the heat in the desert. The collaboration sets 'Alone' up to be one of the UK's most exciting Asian music releases in years, leading to Arjun's debut album 'Closer To Home', due for release in early 2018 via Island/Universal Records. Listen to 'Alone' here

Since signing to Island Records via their Dcypha Productions imprint, Arjun has been developing a unique, contemporary sound true to his mixed musical influences and South Asian heritage. The first teaser of this new body of work, 'Alone' combines discernible R&B, Hip Hop & trap influences, with a strong concurrent Punjabi hook and verse from The PropheC, who also produced the song.

Arjun says: "Signing with Island / Universal Records last year was one of the proudest moments in my career so far. Having spent the last few months working with some amazing producers alongside Sway and Dcypha Productions we have put together my debut album 'Closer To Home', which brings together the best of the Urban and Asian influences that have featured in my sound so far. "Alone" is the first teaser from my album, and working with The PropheC on the forthcoming single was a great experience. I'm looking forward to sharing even more music in the coming months."
Initially spotted by legendary UK rapper Sway, Arjun is one of the most exciting musical prospects to emerge from the UK. Having collaborated with the rapper on an independent release last year with 'Frozen', Arjun was taken in by the Dcypha Productions team to begin work on his forthcoming album 'Closer To Home'. With a global fan following and having toured the world over, Arjun boasts over 350 million YouTube views and 1.5 million Facebook fans and appeals to an ever-growing international audience
Watch 'Alone' here    
 
'Alone', a collaboration with Canadian Punjabi singer The PropheC, is out now
Debut album 'Closer To Home' pre-order 15th December
British singer, songwriter and producer Arjun reveals the video for 'Alone' today via Island Records.
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