Wednesday, 29 May 2013

KT Tunstall - Feel It All

Guitar and voice as one on this fabulous tune. Just watched KT Tunstall's fabulous acoustic version on "Later" with Jools Holland, Pre-order on iTunes new album Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (Deluxe Version) - KT Tunstall
 
Here's an acoustic version

DISCLOSURE TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM 'SETTTLE' - JUNE 3RD/LIVE DATES

Having steadily built a name for themselves as purveyors of a standard of music production way beyond their tender years, Disclosure have spent a solid couple of years honing their prolific output, which includes two Top 10 singles so far in 2013. Now they are delighted to announce that their debut album, ‘Settle’, will be released on June 3rd through PMR Records (home to, among others, Jessie Ware and Julio Bashmore). For a while it seemed like the chain-of-command in Britain’s dance establishment was forever set in stone. The Chemical Brothers, Basement Jaxx and Fatboy Slim would headline festivals from now until the end of days. The only way a new UK dance act could reach millions of people was to get a song on Masterchef. But in less than a year, Disclosure have turned all that on its head. The most successful British dance act in a generation, they’ve not only soared to the top of the charts and sold out venues across the world – they’ve also changed the nature of British pop, opening the door for underground dance acts to flood the mainstream. All this from a couple of brothers that only just finished school. The eldest, Guy, is 21. The youngest, Howard, is just 18. Despite this early success, they’ve never compromised on their sound. At a time when chart dance music was dominated by millionaire producers making factory-line EDM for bottle service nightclubs, they showed that innovative British artists still has a place in the mainstream. “We’d never dumb down our sound, we've always made music with the same intention from the first track we ever put on Myspace,” says Howard. “So if people are connected to that, it's good news for us." Without ever meaning to, they’ve become the exemplar of how underground music can find success without concessions to the supposed rules of pop. More impressive still, is how quickly they've accomplished so much. This time last year, they’d just put out their third single ‘Tenderly’ / ‘Flow’: a patchwork of synth thrusts and torrid vocal loops. Like any decent dance record it got plenty of club spins and some nighttime radio play, but it didn’t seem like they’d be heading to the top of the charts. ‘The Face’ EP followed on Greco-Roman in June and featured both ’Boiling’ and ‘Control’ which succeeded in spreading the word about this young duo even further. At a similar time, they remixed Jessie Ware’s ‘Running’, which went on to soundtrack the whole summer. Then in October they released ‘Latch’, a soul-garage smoothie vocaled by Sam Smith, which reached number 11 and sold over 200,000 copies in the UK alone. That was followed at the start of 2013 by ‘White Noise’, the collaboration with AlunaGeorge that, through word-of-mouth and sheer bloody brilliance, reached number two. New single ‘You & Me’, featuring Eliza Doolittle, sees Disclosure bringing the deep, 2-step underbelly of UK garage to the charts for the first time. It racked up half a million plays on Soundcloud and a quarter of a million views of the video in just over a week, and entered the UK Top 10 as the highest new entry on release. Now they’re gearing up for the release of ‘Settle’, their debut record. It’s got a stellar cast – as well as the aforementioned singles there’s brand new vocals from Mercury and Brit nominated diva Jessie Ware, Friendly Fires lead singer and outlandish dancer Ed Macfarlane and silky top-line heartbreaker Jamie Woon. But more than a collection of spectacular songs, it’s also a chance for Disclosure to demonstrate their depth. “We could have just kept releasing 12” singles for years, but there's a glass ceiling to that,” says Howard. “You get stuck in clubs, we always wanted to do something where people can get to know us and our sound.” So they set about making a record that was distinctly Disclosure and ended up with a classic. ‘Settle’ is a clever, expansive electronic record that's sure to be added to the pantheon of seminal dance albums like ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ and ‘Discovery’. In just 12 months, Disclosure have created huge tremors in British music, creating a gestalt shift in the possibilities of pop and opening the door for a new generation of intelligent producers. That’s just off the back of three singles and an EP. By the time ‘Settle’ comes out on June 3rd, the world will be theirs for the taking. Disclosure Debut album  Settle (Deluxe) - Disclosure 
‘Settle’ tracklist:
  • 01. Intro
  • 02. When A Fire Starts To Burn
  • 03. Latch (Feat. Sam Smith)
  • 04. F For You
  • 05. White Noise (Feat. AlunaGeorge)
  • 06. Defeated No More (Feat. Ed Macfarlane)
  • 07. Stimulation
  • 08. Voices (Feat. Sasha Keable)
  • 09. Second Chance
  • 10. Grab Her!
  • 11. You & Me (Feat. Eliza Doolittle)
  • 12. January (Feat. Jamie Woon)
  • 13. Confess To Me (Feat. Jessie Ware)
  • 14. Help Me Lose My Mind (Feat. London Grammar)

New Single You & Me (feat. Eliza Doolittle) - Single - Disclosure – OUT NOW
UK TOUR IN NOVEMBER
  • 16/11 – O2 Academy, Bristol
  • 18/11 – O2 Academy, Leeds
  • 19/11 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • 23/11 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
  • 24/11 – Rock City, Nottingham
  • 25/11 – The Dome, Brighton
  • 27/11 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
  • 28/11 – O2 Academy Brixton, London

Thursday, 16 May 2013

JAMIE CULLUM announces new studio album ‘Momentum’ available on iTunes this weekend


Since the fantastic response to his special release last month (Love for $ale Feat Roots Manuva), Jamie Cullum is pleased to announce the full details of his sixth studio album, ‘Momentum’, released on 20th May 2013 via his new record label Island Records. Having sold over ten million records worldwide, performing to sold out tours across the globe, working on a variety of unique projects that have seen him collaborate with a range of artists from Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Sander Kleinenberg, Rizzle Kicks to The Roots, Jamie continues to enjoy an incredible creative roll. The album, titled ‘Momentum’ for good reason, is bursting with ideas and inspirations which almost have a life of their own. Indeed, Jamie approached this record in a completely different way to his previous LPs, for the first time using DIY home demos as a blueprint for the majority of its tracks… and for a while, using everything from iPhone apps, charity shop keyboards and cassette recorders as his ‘go-to’ instruments during the process.
‘Momentum’ has one overarching theme: “The album is about that crossover period from youth into adulthood where you still have one foot in each" explains Jamie. "You start to understand the world in such a different way and see things more as they are - both ugly and beautiful. You're caught between that fresh sense of the wider picture whilst still battling those same old issues within your own head. Take Me Out (Of Myself) through to Everything You Didn't Do to Get A Hold of Yourself. Have I done enough? Have I achieved all that I thought I would? What about everything I didn't do?
The album was produced in part by Jim Abbiss (Artic Monkeys, Adele) and Dan The Automator (Kasabian, DJ Shadow) and it should come as no surprise that, combined with Jamie’s talent for writing a tune, the album is brimful of powerful songs; from the opening declaration of intent ‘The Same Things’ to the beating heart of the album ‘Sad, Sad World’, which began life on a train journey into London, ending with ‘You’re Not The Only One’, a song written in response to being a judge on Sky One’s reality show ‘Must Be The Music’ alongside Dizzee Rascal. The first single off ‘Momentum’ will be the ever uplifting ‘Everything You Didn’t Do’, released on Sunday 12th May.
Momentum’
1. The Same Things
2. Edge Of Something
3. Everything You Didn't Do
4. When I Get Famous
5. Love For $ale (Feat. Roots Manuva)
6. Pure Imagination
7. Anyway
8. Sad, Sad World
9. Take Me Out (Of Myself)
10. Save Your Soul
11. Get A Hold Of Yourself
12. You're Not The Only One
Additionally the deluxe album includes three bonus tracks plus live recordings taken from Jamie’s recent performance at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in London. These include the remarkable collaboration between himself and BRITs Critics Choice Nominee Laura Mvula on ‘Sad, Sad World’.
Additional Deluxe Tracks:
13. Momentum
14. Unison
15. Comes Love
16. Everything You Didn't Do (Live from Abbey Road)
17. Sad, Sad World (Feat. Laura Mvula) (Live from Abbey Road)
18. Love For $ale (Live from Abbey Road)
19. Pure Imagination (Live from Abbey Road)
20. You're Not The Only One (Live from Abbey Road)
21. Save Your Soul (Live from Abbey Road)
22. Album Interview (Video)
23. Album Track By Track (Video)
Momentum is available to pre-order via www.jamiecullum.com and will be on iTunes this weekend.
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Monday, 13 May 2013

INTRODUCING RDGLDGRN/DEBUT SINGLE ‘MILLION FANS’/LIVE DATES

Dave Grohl is drumming for them, Pharrell Williams is writing with them, Beastie Boys right hand man Mario C is remixing for them and everyone from The Fader to NME and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and Zane Low are talking about them. Introducing RDGLDGRN (pronounced Red Gold Green) the Washington DC based trio who gained widespread recognition when they self-released a song called ‘I Love Lamp’ on YouTube late last year. Within just a few weeks the video had 100,000 views and they were on their way to begin recording their debut album at the historic Sound City Studios in California. It was there, in the same studio where Nevermind was created, that the band caught the attention of Foos frontman and rock legend Dave Grohl, who was so impressed he offered to play drums on the album. And it’s not just rock royalty that are into RDGLDGRN, the hip-hop community is also taken by the band’s unique sound, with genre-bending artist and producer Pharrell Williams (N.E.R.D., The Neptunes), co-writing and co-producing standout track ‘Doing the Most’ and long time Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato remixing the band’s debut single ‘Million Fans’.
Watch the video HERE

The debut single ‘Million Fans’ is released on Island/ Universal on May 20
CATCH RDGLDGRN LIVE:
Tuesday May 14 London Electrowerkz
Thursday May 16 Bedford Esquires
Friday May 17 Brighton (Great Escape) Komedia
www.rdgldgrn.com @rdgldgrn
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
“IMAGINE VAMPIRE WEEKEND MIXED WITH CLASSIC DC GO-GO RHYTHYMS” – NME

JOHN NEWMAN DEBUT SOLO SINGLE “LOVE ME AGAIN” & 1st UK HEADLINE DATE

Rising star John Newman, who has already written and fronted both the glorious Rudimental number 1 single, “Feel The Love”, and the follow up smash “Not Giving In”, steps out on his own with the release on July 1st of his debut solo single “Love Me Again”. John, who is currently wowing audiences across the country as special guest, and featured singer, on friends Rudimental’s sell-out UK tour, will play his first headline UK show at The Lexington in London on July 11th. Tickets will be made exclusively available for this intimate show to members of John’s mailing list on May 15th. Fans can sign up ahead of the on-sale date now at
http://johnnewman.co.uk.
A rousing and uplifting anthem, “Love Me Again”, was written and produced by the young artist and looks set to give Newman his first solo smash. Fans of the multi-talented writer/artist/producer/singer have been hearing John premiering tracks from his forthcoming debut LP on the Rudimental’s tour. The Yorkshire born, London based Newman has also been confirmed for two appearances at The Great Escape festival in Brighton - Komedia Friday May 17th and Above Audio on Saturday May 18th.
Check out  John Newman Love Me Again/Pre-order on iTunes 

Friday, 10 May 2013

Tribes second album, ‘Wish To Scream’ due for release 20th May/Live Dates

Tribes returned late 2012, only 11 months after their debut album ‘Baby’, with a free download of ‘Wrapped Up In A Carpet’. Intended as a taster for fans of their upcoming second album, the track got an amazing response and ended up being picked up by radio, including Radio 1, 6 Music and an XFM evening playlist add Their second album, ‘Wish To Scream’, which was recorded at the famed Sound City Studio in LA, where Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ were made, is due for release on Island on May 20.
You can see the video for ‘Wrapped Up In A Carpet’ here:

The first part of Tribes 2013 touring plan sees them head out on a regional tour in April, full dates below finishing up at The Roundhouse, London.
UK Tour

21/5 Oran Mor, Glasgow (Tickets)
22/5 Academy 3, Manchester (Tickets)
23/5 Institute Library, Birmingham (Tickets)
28/5 Thekla, Bristol (Tickets)
29/5 The Roundhouse, London (Tickets)
Wish to Scream album – May 20:
1.      Dancehall
2.      Get Some Healing
3.      How the Other Half Live
4.      Wrapped Up In ACarpet
5.      Never Heard of Graceland
6.      It Never Ends
7.      Looking for Shangri-La
8.      Sons and daughters
9.      One Eye Shut
10. Englishman on Sunset Boulevard
11. Street Dancin’

Friday, 3 May 2013

Disclosure new single ‘You & Me’/debut album "Settle"/Live Dates

Off the back of storming the UK charts once again with latest single ‘White Noise feat AlunaGeorge’, Disclosure are extremely excited to announce their debut album, ‘Settle’, out June 3rd on PMR Records. It will be preceded by new single ‘You & Me’, which is available to buy from iTunes and physically from June 3rd. The first taste of new material from the album, ‘You & Me’ features Eliza Doolittle and, as you’d expect, yet again proves Disclosure’s ability in bringing the best out of their vocal collaborators, with Eliza’s lustrous vocal immersed among Disclosure’s trademark 2-step garage rhythms, once again showing beyond doubt their capacity in delivering yet another anthem alongside previous singles ‘Latch’ and ‘White Noise’.Having steadily built a name for themselves as purveyors of a standard of music production way beyond their tender years, they’ve spent a solid couple of years honing their already prolific output into what’s sure to be one of the debuts of 2013 – in any genre. Most recent releases ‘Latch’ featuring Sam Smith and ‘White Noise’ featuring AlunaGeorge have sold over 600K combined (making both Silver certified singles). ‘White Noise’ which entered the UK singles chart at #2 on release still sits in the Top 15 after 10 weeks. On the live front, Disclosure are continuing to smash it worldwide – their March UK tour sold out completely which led them to a run of sold out North American dates and back into Europe to close the month. The rest of 2013 promises to throw up a hugely impressive touring schedule, including a set of newly announced UK live dates in November which sees the pair perform to their biggest homegrown crowds to date, topped off with what is set to be a triumphant final night at the prestigious O2 Academy Brixton on November 28th. 
New November tour dates announced
  • 16/11 – O2 Academy, Bristol
  • 18/11 – O2 Academy, Leeds
  • 19/11 – O2 Academy, Newcastle
  • 23/11 – O2 Academy, Sheffield
  • 24/11 – Rock City, Nottingham
  • 25/11 – The Dome, Brighton
  • 27/11 – O2 Academy, Birmingham
  • 28/11 – O2 Academy Brixton, London
Fans can pre-order the new album exclusively at www.disclosureofficial.com
www.facebook.com/disclosureuk

Tribes are back with new single "Danchall" and second album ‘Wish to Scream’/Live Dates

Tribes are back with their second album, ‘Wish To Scream’ on May 20. Preceded by the single ‘Dancehall’ on 20th May, which follows the instant anthem of first single ‘How The Other Half Live’, released just 11 months after their debut album ‘Baby’. ‘Dancehall’, a hands in the air festivals classic in waiting, kicks off the upcoming second album ‘Wish To Scream’, which was produced by Kevin Augunas and recorded at the famed Sound City Studio in LA, where Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’ and Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Rumours’ were brought to life. Tribes are about to head out on a UK tour, many of the venues having sold out or been upgraded due to demand, dates below:
Tribes Live:
  • 4th May – Live At Leeds
  • 18th May – The Great Escape (Paganini Club), Brighton
  • 21st May – Oran Mor, Glasgow
  • 22nd May – Academy 2, Manchester
  • 23rd May – Institute Library, Birmingham
  • 28th May – Thekla, Bristol
  • 29th May – The Roundhouse, London
  • 29th June – Hard Rock Calling, Olympic Stadium, London
  • 6th July – Hyde Park British Summertime, London
  • 12th July – T In The Park, Scotland
  • 14th July – Optimus Alive Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 9th August – Wilderness Festival, Cornbury
www.tribesband.com 

Tribes ‘Dancehall’ 20th May (Island) ‘Wish To Scream’ LP – May 20th
Dancehall - Single - Tribes available on iTunes
Wish To Scream (Deluxe Edition) - Tribes pre-order on iTunes
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
 "A mash of filthy British glam rock, retrovivalism and sepia-classic Americana" – NME

"Spectacular" new Single from Devlin ‘Love Cards’ Ft. Etta Bond/Live Dates

'Love Cards' is the brand new single by Devlin, featuring rising newcomer Etta Bond. It is released on the 20th May through Island Records. This single is taken from Devlin's acclaimed second album ‘A Moving Picture’. Produced by Raf Riley, it follows Devlin's previous two top 10 hits off the album - (All Along The) Watchtower feat Ed Sheeran and ‘Rewind’. Love Cards is arguably the most sonically compelling track on the record, finding the 23 year old at his most acerbic and incisive, and looks set to become another huge anthem for this gifted and widely respected young artist. Devlin preceded the release of ‘Love Cards’ with a headline show at London's Koko on the 30th April and this is followed by Summer festival appearances at Reading and Leeds (headlining the 1Xtra Stage), Isle of Wight, Wireless (supporting Jay Z), and Beachbreak. 
Devlin Live: 
15th June - Isle of Wight Festival 
21st June - Beachbreak Festival, Cornwall 
13th July – Wireless Festival, London (Supp. Jay Z) 
24th August - Reading Festival (Headlining 1Xtra stage) 
25th August - Leeds Festival (Headlining 1Xtra stage) 

Devlin Single: ‘Love Cards’ Ft. Etta Bond Release Date: 20th May 2013 Label: Island Records
A Moving Picture (Deluxe Edition) - Devlin available on iTunes
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
 “cinematic, stadium-filling hard times tales” – The Mirror
“A sabre-tongued spitter capable of real incision” – Mojo
“Spectacular” – Star Mag