Friday, 27 September 2013

Nelly releases brand new album "M.O." on September 30th

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum superstar, entrepreneur, actor, and philanthropist, NELLY, who has sold almost 100 million albums and singles in his 13 year career, releases his brand new album, “M.O.” on September 30th. The album, Nelly’s 7th, includes his hot new single “Get Like Me” where the St Louis superstar joins forces with two of the world’s hottest stars Nicki Minaj and Pharrell. The single is the follow up to Nelly’s recent major hit “Hey Porsche" and his current US megahit "Cruise" (Remix), recorded with his friends, the country duo, Florida Georgia Line. “Hey Porsche” incredibly gave Nelly his 22nd charted Top 40 song, making him tied for 11th most charted Top 40 hits artist of all-time. 

Monday, 23 September 2013

Drake new album “Nothing Was The Same” out today

Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum hip-hop superstar Drake who recently returned with his sumptuous new single “Hold On, We’re Going Home” (#5 in the UK chart), follows up with the release on September 29th of his feverishly anticipated new album “Nothing Was The Same”. Nothing Was The Same is released on Young Money/Cash Money Records/Island Records and promises to be one of the biggest releases of the year. Drake recently also featured on friend, and fellow Toronto native, The Weeknd’s single “Live For“. The album was produced by long time musical partner Noah “40” Shebib and Jay Z features on the track “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2” which contains elements of Ellie Goulding’s “Don’t Say A Word.” Other featured tracks include Started From The Bottom”, “Tuscan Leather”, “Worst Behaviour”, “305 To My City” and “Wu-Tang Forever”.
Drake is “the genre’s stylistic standard-bearer and its most reliable and versatile hit maker”…
“Yeezus” is the only hip-hop album of the year that gives “Nothing Was the Same” a run for its money” NEW YORK TIMES

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Debut Album from The Melodic "Effra Parade" available now

Just had news in from The Melodic that their debut album "Effra Parade" is now available to pre-order from ANTI- Records, home of Tom Waits and Calexicos. It's been a long long journey for them getting to the point of being able to release this record so they are thrilled to be able to unleash it so soon. Check out the new video to "On My Way" which was filmed during their time in LA at the end of the West Coast tour they have recently completed.

Currently touring the East Coast including New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh with the fantastic Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, they are also trying to raise money to put towards buying a band van which will keep them touring. By teaming up with Pledge Music they are offering personalised Cd's and Tee's, videos, album listening sessions, studio time and private gigs etc, they we will be donating 5% of funds raised to the ABC trust charity. Check the remaining dates below and do let people know they are on their way if you know people in the area.
18th September - Philadelphia - PA - World Cafe
19th September - Pittsburgh - PA - Club Cafe
23rd Se7tember Williamsburg Music Hall Brooklyn, NY
On top of these dates there will be a special show in New York with friends Johnny Flynn and The Sussex Wit on 23rd September at the Williamsburg Hall of Music. They will be based in New York until October so keep checking theirr dates on facebook as we will be announcing many more shows there in the coming weeks.The Melodic will be back in the UK in time for xmas and winter touring!!!!

ABOUT THE MELODIC. English afro-folk-pop ensemble, their debut album Effra Parade is the follow up to the band's acclaimed EP On My Way. The Observer described The Melodic as "Incredibly beautiful, with harmonies and rich instrumentation that make you want to dance and cry at the same time," while in the US the band has drawn comparisons to indie darlings Beirut and The Decemberists. The group's members came of age in the South London neighborhood of Brixton amidst bustling streets and open air markets reverberating with a rich assortment of musics from around the world. In the distinctly English tradition of sonic assimilation, they found influence in the sounds they were hearing. As band member Huw Williams explains, “Brixton is a real melting pot of different people so it doesn’t feel inappropriate for us to introduce sounds from around the world into our music, there was South American and African music around us all the time, as well as reggae and dub music.”
Track Listing for Effra Parade:
Last Thing You Said (intro)
On My Way
Imperfect Time
Honey Bee (interlude)
Ode to Victor Jara
Willow (interlude)
Come Outside
Lost You
Dreams of Air
Watch the World Turn Blue
Piece Me Back Together
Effra Parade (outro)
"Employing such worldly instruments as the charango, kora, and melodica, the band's sound is one filled with globe-bouncing catchiness, young spirited harmonies, and melodically whimsical rhythms." - No Depression
“Think Beirut meets The Decemberists meets The Magnetic Fields meets Paul Simon. Yes that interesting and perfect of a sound." -
"With their bright melodies and bouncy, bare-boned instrumentation, The Melodic couldn't be more aptly named. Percussion shuffles along as the group's harmonies intertwine, coaleascing into a soft yet poignant timbre that evokes shimmering memories of careless days." - Paste Magazine  

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

FILTH, the Original Soundtrack album. A collection of established hits and classic songs....

FILTH, the Original Soundtrack album for the eagerly anticipated film adaptation for the novel of the same name written by Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting), is released through Island Records on September 23rd. The album is packed with all-time classics featuring among others, The Shirelles, Billy Ocean, Tom Jones and Wilson Pickett, plus original music by Grammy nominated composer Clint Mansell (Black Swan, Requiem For A Dream). The 12-track album is a collection of established hits and classic songs, which play a memorable and integral role in the film. “Filth” is filled with a stellar cast of British actors, starring Golden Globe nominated actor James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class), BAFTA winning Jamie Bell (Billy Elliot) and Imogen Poots (Fright Night). “Filth” will be released in Scottish cinemas on September 27th, and a week later for the rest of UK.

The full album tracklisting is as follows:
1. Robbo’s Theme – Clint Mansell
2. Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow – The Shirelles
3. Love Really Hurts Without You – Billy Ocean
4. Silver Lady – David Soul
5. It’s All Over Me – Otis Blackwell
6. Born To Be Wild – Wilson Pickett
7. Supermarket Emptiness – Clint Mansell
8. Creep – Clint Mansell & Coco Sumner
9. Dr Love – Tom Jones
10. Mercy – The Third Degree
11. Backdoor Santa – Clarence Carter
Written by Jon S. Baird who also directs, “Filth” is produced by Ken Marshall, Will Clarke and Irvine Welsh. James McAvoy (X-Men: First Class) gives the performance of his career and he is joined by a fantastic cast, including Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin), Imogen Poots (Fright Night), Oscar winning actor, Jim Broadbent (The Iron Lady), Joanne Froggatt (‘Downton Abbey’), Shirley Henderson (Trainspotting), Eddie Marsan (The Illusionist), Emun Elliott (Prometheus), Martin Compston (Sweet Sixteen), Shauna Macdonald (The Descent) and Gary Lewis (Gangs of New York). Scheming Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy), a bigoted and corrupt policeman, is in line for a promotion and will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Enlisted to solve a brutal murder and threatened by the aspirations of his colleagues, including Ray Lennox (Jamie Bell), Bruce sets about ensuring their ruin, right under the nose of unwitting Chief Inspector Toal. As he turns his colleagues against one another by stealing their wives and exposing their secrets, Bruce starts to lose himself in a web of deceit that he can no longer control. His past is slowly catching up with him, and a missing wife, a crippling drug habit and suspicious colleagues start to take their toll on his sanity. The question is: can he keep his grip on reality long enough to disentangle himself from the filth?
Check out the Official Trailer:
Pre-order  Filth Original Soundtrack