Thursday, 27 June 2013

Disclosure 'F For You' taken from No 1 album 'Settle. New Video/Tour Dates

Picking the next single off their critically acclaimed #1 debut album ‘Settle’ was likely a bit of a headache forDisclosure. With a wealth of captivatingly slick cuts to choose from, including collaborations with some of the country’s most unique vocalists, the Lawrence brothers have decided to keep their latest release a truly family affair - ‘F For You’, released August 18th on PMR Records, features Howard Lawrence on vocals, the first time either of the duo has assumed full singing duties on a track. In another first, the accompanying video steps away from the character-led narratives of previous singles like ‘You & Me’ and ‘White Noise’ to bring Disclosure themselves on to our screens. Lending an up-close glimpse at the pair’s exceptional live set-up, ‘F For You’ provides the soundtrack as we witness the kind of performance that has entranced audiences across the planet over the past year or so. Upon release, ‘Settle’ has wasted no time in becoming a global sensation, and has already become certified Gold in the UK within the space of two weeks on sale, as well as drawing praise from all quarters. Disclosure have already embarked on an extensive lap of honour which sees them take in no fewer than 39 festival appearances around the world this summer, ahead of a return to the UK in November for their biggest headline tour to date, kicking off in Bristol on the 16th and drawing to a triumphant close on the 28/29th for a double-header at the O2 Academy Brixton. Several shows have already sold out, but remaining tickets can be purchased through the band’s website: http://disclosureofficial.com/live/
Watch the ‘F For You’ video here
 
Disclosure UK November Tour Dates:
  • 16/11 - O2 Academy - Bristol (SOLD OUT)
  • 18/11 - O2 Academy - Leeds
  • 19/11 - O2 Academy - Newcastle
  • 22/11 - The Warehouse Project - Manchester
  • 23/11 - O2 Academy, Sheffield (SOLD OUT)
  • 24/11 - Rock City - Nottingham (SOLD OUT)
  • 25/11 - Brighton Dome
  • 27/11 - O2 Academy - Birmingham (SOLD OUT)
  • 28/11 - O2 Academy Brixton - London (SOLD OUT)
  • 29/11 - O2 Academy Brixton - London (9pm - 4am)
Disclosure ‘F For You’ (PMR Records) Single - August 18th
 WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
“Surrey siblings nail the dancefloor sound of 2013” - Q ****
“One of the most assured, confident debuts from any genre in recent memory” - Pitchfork, 9.1 [Best New Music]

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

KELLY ROWLAND FOURTH ALBUM “TALK A GOOD GAME” OUT NOW

Kelly Rowland released her hotly anticipated fourth full-length solo album, “Talk A Good Game” on June 17th, the follow up to 2011’s “Here I Am”. In order to prepare audiences for what's to come on the album, Kelly recently unleashed the seductive and sultry hit "Kisses down Low", its video has accumulated over 11 million views on http://youtu.be/V0DJUTgkUIA. Kelly has invited a bevy of heavy hitters to join her on “Talk A Good Game”. Wiz Khalifa's breezy flow punctuates "Gone" with smoky elegance, while Pharrell Williams heats up the incendiary "Feet to the Fire". "You Changed" see’s Kelly once again collaborate with her former group members Beyonce and Michelle Williams. Production comes courtesy of Mike Will, Harmony, The Runners, Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, and more. As a founding member of Destiny's Child, Kelly has cumulatively sold over 20 million albums worldwide. The former X-Factor UK host has been honored with a total of 5 Grammy Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, 15 Soul Train Awards, 4 American Music Awards, 2 MTV Video Music Awards, 1 BRIT Award, 1 BET Award, a Star on the "Hollywood Walk of Fame", and more. However, Kelly’s primed for even bigger things on the horizon. Be prepared to “Talk a Good Game” with Kelly Rowland.

available on iTunes

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Jamie Cullum new single "Edge of Something"/Tour Dates

Jamie Cullum today announced that ‘Edge Of Something’ is to be the second single to be released from his new album ‘Momentum’. The song will be released on July 15th through Island Records. Momentum’ is a confident departure from Jamie’s previous work, hailed by critics as some of his best work to date, experimenting with a more accessible sound; big songs with lots of interesting shades, whilst still managing to inject what Jamie does best as a jazz pianist. ‘Edge Of Something’ epitomises the spirit of adventure and infectious nature of ‘Momentum’; it’s the sound of an artist on a creative roll, bursting with ideas and inspirations. An autumn tour has just been confirmed that will begin on October 14th at the Olympia in Dublin and will take in 16 UK dates including; Belfast, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester and the Roundhouse in London. Jamie has also been confirmed to play at Radio 2’s Live In Hyde Park Festival on September 8th.

Tour Dates:
  • 14/10/13 Dublin, Olympia
  • 15/10/13 Belfast, Waterfront
  • 17/10/13 Edinburgh, Usher Hall
  • 18/10/13 Gateshead, Sage
  • 19/10/13 Glasgow, Clyde Auditorium
  • 21/10/13 Birmingham. Symphony Hall
  • 22/10/13 London, Roundhouse
  • 25/10/13 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
  • 26/10/13 Bristol, Colston Hall
  • 27/10/13 Manchester, Lowry
  • 29/10/13 Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
  • 30/10/13 Torquay, Princess Theatre
  • 31/10/13 Cardiff, St Davids Hall
  • 2/11/13 Sheffield, City Hall
  • 3/11/13 Portsmouth, Guildhall
  • 4/11/13 Brighton, Dome 
Tickets will be available via the box offices or gigsandtours.com, ticketmaster.co.uk, gigsinscotland.com
Momentum - Jamie Cullum Available on iTunes
Edge of Something - Momentum

Friday, 21 June 2013

‘THE WACK ALBUM’ from Lonely Island out now

The Lonely Island, the Grammy nominated rap trio comprised of Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone, released the highly anticipated ‘The Wack Album’ on June 10th. The group’s third studio effort will include new songs featuring Pharrell Williams, T-Pain, Billie Joe Armstrong, Solange, and more special guests. These artists join previously announced collaborators Adam Levine, Kendrick Lamar, Justin Timberlake, and Lady Gaga. The group have kicked off ‘Wack Wednesdays’ on their YouTube Channel. Every Wednesday leading up to the release of ‘The Wack Album’, they will debut new content including music videos, exclusive announcements, and world premieres of tracks. These videos will also be distributed on twitter via @thelonelyisland with #wackwednesdays. The Lonely Island recently released the album’s lead single, ‘YOLO’ (feat. Adam Levine and Kendrick Lamar), which has garnered over 40 million views on YouTube in only three months. The trio also boasts a staggering 1.2 billion overall views on their YouTube Channel. Their 2011 album ‘Turtleneck & Chain’, has been recognised as a commercial success, debuting at #3 in the Billboard chart, and #26 in the UK album chart. The album was also nominated at the prestigious Grammy Awards in the ‘Best Comedy Album’ category, and featured talents such as Justin Timberlake, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg, Santigold, and Beck. The album’s first smash single ‘I Just Had Sex’ (feat. Akon) was certified platinum in the US. The second single, ‘The Creep’ (feat. Nicki Minaj and John Waters) has over 74 million YouTube views. Additional singles, ‘Jack Sparrow’ (feat. Michael Bolton) has 105 million views and ‘Threw It on the Ground’ has 52 million views on YouTube. Their 2009 debut album, ‘Incredibad’, included Emmy® winning sensation ‘D*** In a Box’, featuring superstar Justin Timberlake. The album also featured the follow-up gold records ‘J**z In My Pants’ and ‘Like a Boss’ which have over 234 million views combined on YouTube. The Grammy® nominated third single ‘I’m On A Boat’ (feat. T-Pain) went platinum and catapulted the album into over 430,000 copies sold making it the #1 selling comedy album in 2009 and 2010 in the US. The trio established themselves with the enormously popular series of corresponding Digital Shorts for their singles, which were frequently featured on Saturday Night Live beginning with the debut of the pop culture sensation ‘Lazy Sunday’ in 2005. Originally from Berkeley, California, the group splits their time between Los Angeles and New York City. To learn more about The Lonely Island, visit www.thelonelyisland.com, https://twitter.com/thelonelyisland and www.youtube.com/thelonelyisland

 
Album tracklist
1. Dramatic Intro
2. Go Kindergarten (feat. Robyn)
3. Hugs (feat. Pharrell Williams)
4. Diaper Money
5. YOLO (feat. Adam Levine & Kendrick Lamar)
6. Spell It Out
7. Semicolon (feat. Solange)
8. Where Brooklyn At? (Interlude)
9. You’ve Got The Look (feat. Hugh Jackman & Kristen Wiig)
10. I’m A Hustler (Song?)
11. Spring Break Anthem
12. I Run NY (feat. Billie Joe Armstrong)
13. I Don’t Give A Honk
14. 3-Way (The Golden Rule) (feat. Justin Timberlake & Lady Gaga)
15. Meet The Crew
16. I F****d My Aunt (feat. T-Pain)
17. We Are A Crowd
18. The Compliments (feat. Too $hort)
19. We Need Love
20. Perfect Saturday

Friday, 7 June 2013

Half Moon Run will release their debut album this Summer/Live Dates

The Montreal quartet will release ‘Dark Eyes’ through Glassnote/Communion/Island Records on the 1st July 2013. It will be preceded by a new single, ‘Call Me In The Afternoon’, on the 24th June. Recorded in Montreal, the album was produced by the band alongside Nygel Asselin, Daniel Legace, and Jim Eno. Its release will be surrounded by a handful of UK live shows including two performances at the Glastonbury Festival, and a headline show at Village Underground in London.
‘Dark Eyes’ Tracklisting: Full Circle, Call Me In The Afternoon, No More Losing The War, She Wants To Know, Need It, Give Up, Judgement, Unofferable, Drug You, Nerve, Fire Escape, 21 Gun Salute.
Watch the video to ‘Call Me In The Afternoon’ here:  
Half Moon Run Live:
25th June – Village Underground, London
26th June – The Haunt, Brighton
28th June – Glastonbury Festival
29th June – Glastonbury Festival
2nd July – The Deaf Institute, Manchester
18th July – Latitude Festival, Suffolk
21st July – Longitude Festival, Dublin
18th August – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons
23rd August – Reading Festival, Reading
24th August – Leeds Festival, Leeds

www.halfmoonrun.com 

Dark Eyes - Half Moon Run available pre-order on iTunes

YOUNGBLOOD HAWKE Single “We Come Running” /Live Dates July

Sam Martin, one half of the songwriting team behind Youngblood Hawke’s debut album ‘Wake Up’, which charted at #11 on the iTunes album chart in the US (it was Editors Choice) – describes their sound the best: "It has elements of pop, rock, indie and dance." The band’s first single to be taken from the album ‘We Come Running’ - which will also be released on 5th August, already has a string of accolades behind it including over 1.8 million YouTube video hits, a Top 25 in Billboard’s Hot AC chart, a Gold sales status in Australia and features in an international Coke commercial due to hit the UK this summer, encapsulates that sentiment. A propulsive beat builds alongside shimmering bells as Martin's massive refrain soars. "It's like a personal message to the band," the vocalist reveals. "It announces that if we work our asses off, they're going to hear the sound when we come running. We're going to get our chance." Alongside his longtime friend and multi-instrumentalist Simon Katz, the duo, who saw critical acclaim and worldwide success as founding members of Iglu & Hartly and had a Top 5 hit in the UK with ‘In This City’ in 2010 before the group dissolved, spent the following summer feverishly penning songs in Katz’s Los Angeles studio for what would become Youngblood Hawke’s debut album. Galvanized and reinvigorated, they emerged with over one-hundred ideas and a fresh perspective altogether. Martin admits, "We didn't begin by saying, “We're going to start a new band'. It was more of an outlet to express ourselves. It was the most natural thing I've ever done. There was no plan." There didn't need to be a plan because their songs were so anthemic and uplifting. In early 2011, with Katz's childhood best friend Tasso on guitar, Alice on backup vocals and live percussion, and Iglu & Hartly touring drummer Nik, they began booking local gigs and releasing material. Based on the strength of the tunes and a completely organic buzz they sold out a string of nights at Silverlake hotspot, Satellite. Soon, Universal Republic Records contacted them and offered a deal. The quintet's moniker also reflects the glorious serendipity at the heart of its journey. Nodding to the Herman Wouk novel of the same name, it's utterly a propos. "I was looking for a new book to read," remembers Martin. "My dad called me out of the blue, and he was like, 'Your uncle's favourite book is Youngblood Hawke. You have to read it'. It really resonated with us as a story about an artist finding his way." At the end of the day, these artists have found their way in Youngblood Hawke, and the path is brighter than ever. "We've seen the bottom and the top," concludes Katz. "Things get bad, and then they get good again. The music is about being hopeful and never giving up." Youngblood Hawke kicked off 2013 supporting Keane on the US leg of their Strangeland Tour, followed by a Passion Pit tour and a series of shows at SXSW including an exclusive Spotify live stream event alongside Kendrick Lamar. This summer they will embark on a headline US tour before heading to the UK in July.
Tracklisting: 1. Rootless 2. We Come Running 3. Dreams 4. Danny Boy 5. Stars (Hold On) 6. Glacier 7. Sleepless Streets 8. Say Say 9. Blackbeak 10. Forever 11. Live & Die 12.Last Time
As support builds across the globe, LA’s Youngblood Hawke release their debut album ‘Wake Up’ on 5th August
Live Dates: 
5th July – Club NME, Koko
6th July – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
9th July – Hoxton Bar & Kitchen, London