Thursday, 29 March 2018

Sigrid "I Don't Want to Know" premieres as Zane Lowe's World Record plus Tour and Festival Dates

‘I Don’t Want To Know’ is the second in a collection of brand new material from BBC Sound of 2018 winner and the most exceptional breakout star of the year, Sigrid. The beautifully poignant track follows the unadulterated ‘Raw’, which was accompanied by a hybrid live video directed by Ivana Bobic (Strangers), portraying the incredible power of the 21-year-old’s A Capella vocal. ‘I Don’t Want To Know’ now premieres as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats, “It’s exciting for me to release I Don’t Want To Know as it shows another side of my music. Jamie Hartman and I wrote this song reflecting on growing up, drawing inspiration from what we believe many young people experience,” says Sigrid. Earlier this week Sigrid sold-out her Somerset House headline on 11 July within minutes, the first to sell out in the Summer Series, which includes Jorja Smith, De La Soul and MGMT.

Listen to ‘I Don’t Want To Know’ here: https://Sigrid.lnk.to/IDontWantToKnowPR

Watch the hybrid live video for ‘Raw’ here: https://youtu.be/BkpwPKZb_Zo

The last few months have been remarkable for the Norwegian pop sensation, having stormed a sold-out Shepherds Bush Empire and a knock-out UK tour, to moving Helen Mirren on the Graham Norton Show, and reaching the top 10 in the UK charts with A-list single ‘Strangers’. Sigrid now has a global reach of 185M streams and 2M sales with the mood-defining Don’t Kill My Vibe EP and brutally honest ‘Strangers’. The pop star has won over fans in every territory with her incredible live performance, defiant pop songs and non-conformist attitude to femininity.

From the tiny town of Γ…lesund in Norway, which sits at the entrance of a UNESCO-protected fjord surrounded by sea and mountains, Sigrid has been 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 was chosen by 170 influential music experts to win the BBC Sound of 2018, the first non-American or non-British winner in the poll’s 16-year history (previous winners including Adele and Florence and the Machine). With 5.2M monthly Spotify listeners, Sigrid burst into the public consciousness in February 2017, with the “song of the summer” Don’t Kill My Vibe (The Times & The Telegraph), which caught the attention of Lorde and Elton John and captured the imagination of a generation.

Performing on Later with Jools, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Glastonbury, and selling out two London Scalas, it was Sigrid’s Nobel Peace Prize performance in front of representatives from the 2017 laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and an 85-year-old survivor of Hiroshima that was “So, so much bigger than a career thing,” Sigrid told the Observer. The breakout pop star continues her live ascent with a completely sold out UK tour and US tour, also performing at Coachella.

TOUR
Wed 11 Apr                          Toronto                                  Velvet Underground
Sat 14 Apr                             Indio, CA                              Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Mon 16  Apr                         Los Angeles                           El Rey
Tues 17 Apr                          San Francisco, CA                 The Independent
Sat 21 Apr                             Indio, CA                               Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Tues 24 Apr                          New York                               Promo, Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon
Wed 25  Apr                         New York                               Bowery Ballroom
FESTIVALS
Sun 10 Jun                             Manchester                            Parklife
Sun 17 Jun                             Landsgraaf                             Pinkpop
Fri 29 Jun                               Clermont-Ferrand                 Europavox
Sat 30 Jun                              St Gallen                                Openair St. Gallen
Sun 01 Jul                              Glasgow                                 TRNSMT
Sat 07 Jul                               Roskilde                                 Roskilde
Sun 08 Jul                              Werchter                                Rock Werchter

Wed 11 Jul                            London                                    Somerset House SOLD OUT
Fri 10 Aug                              Finland                                   Helsinki  Flow                       
Sat 25 Aug                             Reading                                  Reading Festival
Sun 26 Aug                            Leeds                                      Leeds Festival
“Pop sensation” - Vogue
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‘Raw’ & ‘ I Don’t Want To Know’ is out now on Island Records
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Tuesday, 27 March 2018

BBC Sound Of 2018 winner new song "Raw" out now/Live Dates

BBC Sound Of 2018 winner and the most exceptional breakout star of the last year Sigrid, releases ‘Raw’, the first in a collection of brand new material, set to drop every week. The last few months have been remarkable for the Norwegian pop sensation. From a blisteringly beautiful Nobel Peace Prize performance, moving Helen Mirren on the Graham Norton Show, to reaching the top 10 in the UK charts with A-list single ‘Strangers’. Sigrid now has a global reach of 185M streams and 2M sales with the mood-defining Don’t Kill My Vibe EP and brutally honest ‘Strangers’. The 21-year-old has won over fans in every territory with her incredible live performance, defiant pop songs and non-conformist attitude to femininity. Just returning from a momentous tour in Australia and storming the stage at Shepherds Bush Empire last night, Sigrid begins her UK tour, selling out every show date.

From the tiny town of Γ…lesund in Norway, which sits at the entrance of a UNESCO-protected fjord surrounded by sea and mountains, Sigrid has been 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 was chosen by 170 influential music experts to win the BBC Sound of 2018, the first non-American or non-British winner in the poll’s 16-year history (previous winners including Adele and Florence and the Machine). With 5.2M monthly Spotify listeners, Sigrid burst into the public consciousness in February 2017, with the “song of the summer” Don’t Kill My Vibe (The Times & The Telegraph), which caught the attention of Lorde and Elton John and captured the imagination of a generation.

Performing on Later with Jools, The Late Late Show with James Corden, Glastonbury, and selling out two London Scalas, it was Sigrid’s Nobel Peace Prize performance in front of representatives from the 2017 laureate, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, and an 85-year-old survivor of Hiroshima that was “So, so much bigger than a career thing,” Sigrid told the Observer. The breakout pop star continues her live ascent with a completely sold out UK tour and US tour, also performing at Coachella.

LIVE DATES
  • Wed 11 Apr Toronto Velvet Underground
  • Sat 14 Apr Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
  • Mon 16 Apr Los Angeles El Rey
  • Tues 17 Apr San Francisco, CA The Independent
  • Sat 21 Apr Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
  • Tues 24 Apr New York Promo, Tonight Show w/ Jimmy Fallon
  • Wed 25 Apr New York Bowery Ballroom

‘Raw’ is out now on Island Records TAP HERE to Listen to ‘Raw’
“An icon in the making” - Grazia
“Pop sensation” - Vogue
“Sigrid’s future looks blindingly bright” - Evening Standard
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Monday, 12 March 2018

John Newman returns with brand new single "Fire in Me" via Island Records

John Newman, owner of one of the most distinctive voices, writer and performer of some of the biggest anthems including 3 number 1  singles -  Feel The Love, Love Me Again & Blame, and one of the major breakthrough artists in the UK in recent years, marks his very welcome return with the release of his brand new single “Fire In Me”. Released on Island Records, “Fire In Me”, co-produced by John and Mark Ralph (Clean Bandit, Jax Jones, Alma), finds Yorkshire’s finest doing what he does best, belting out a bona fide banger that is guaranteed to light up dancefloors and airwaves for months to come.

Lyrically the song sees John reclaiming the spotlight and reminding his fans that he’s back bigger, stronger and making those classic pop anthems that elevate the form and uplift the soul. 

Following the release of 2015’s acclaimed “Revolve” album, which was the follow-up to his platinum selling no. 1 debut album “Tribute”, John took a well-earned break to take stock, recover from a health issue and re-examine what it was he wanted to say and how he would say it. “Revolve” was largely recorded in Los Angeles where Newman had been spending a lot of time, including a headlining performance at Coachella alongside friend and collaborator Calvin Harris (& Rihanna) where they performed their number 1 hit “Blame”.
It quickly became clear that his heart and soul belonged in the UK and John relocated to the Kent countryside where he has been busy in the studio writing and recording new music. 

It was the global no. 1 smash ”Love Me Again” and subsequent debut album, “Tribute” which also spawned the huge hit single “Come & Get It”,  that established the Yorkshire-man  as one of the UK’s most singular talents and consistently successful  artists. Global monster “Blame”, which sold over 4 million worldwide, gave John his third UK no. 1 single following Rudimental’s “Feel The Love” and his own chart-topping debut ”Love Me Again”. Indeed Newman has sold over 6 million singles world-wide to date.

John has also found time to record and feature alongside Sigala and the legendary Nile Rodgers on the massive hit “Give Me Your Love” and remains very much in demand as a songwriter having penned singles for Paloma Faith, Kungs, & Jacob Banks to name but a few.

 

Flyte release new songs "Moon Unit" and "Victory Girls" - US Tour with SXSW Dates

Last week, Flyte performed to a packed Heath Street Baptist Church, using string quartet accompaniment to reimagine their critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Loved Ones’. Reminiscent of an MTV unplugged session, the night further established their reputation as a remarkable live experience. Having reached the end of seven months of touring, the band took a break on the Isle of Wight, to write and produce two completely new songs. The result was ‘Moon Unit’ - a nod to Frank Zappa’s daughter and an ode to the songs their parents would listen to on cassette during long drives- and ‘Victory Girls’ - a simple, melodic piece, which crosses history both lyrically and stylistically. The two tracks are produced and mixed by longtime friend and collaborator, Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett).


Flyte began to form when Will Taylor (vocals, guitar) and Jon Supran (drums, vocals) started playing together age 11 at their local comprehensive school. Later Nick Hill (bass, vocals) joined and finally Sam Berridge (keys, vocals) who they discovered singing down in the London Underground. Will’s parents were both English teachers and unavoidably, many a literary influence can be found in the music with the band taking its name from Sebastian Flyte of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. After a video of Will and Sam covering Joni Mitchell's took in millions of views and following the band's highly successful monthly night at the Moth Club in Hackney, the band signed a deal with Island Records.

In Autumn 2017, the band released their debut album The Loved Ones to acclaim. They have since been touring the UK and Europe extensively, with a headline sold-out show at Scala, and tour supports with the likes of The Lemon Twigs and Lord Huron. Now Flyte travel to America for the first time, taking their road-trip-worthy catalogue to SXSW, New York and LA.

US TOUR DATES:

Killing Moon & Reverb Nation w/ Metro UK       SXSW              13 March
Central Presbyterian Church                            SXSW              14 March
British Music                                                     SXSW              16 March
"Best Lil’ Big Fest”                                             SXSW              17 March
School Night @ Bardot                                      LA                    19 March
Mercury Lounge                                                NY                    21 March
Flyte release new songs "Moon Unit" and "Victory Girls" - US Tour with SXSW Dates
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British star Arjun presents debut album ‘Closer to Home’ - Out now via Dcypha/Island Records UK

Following on from global hits 'Alone' and 'Vaadi', British singer, songwriter and producer Arjun released his much-anticipated debut album 'Closer To Home', on 2nd March via Island Records/Universal.

Listen to 'Closer To Home' here

Effortlessly straddling two cultures, Arjun's first LP showcases his versatile talent as a very modern triple-threat as he bridges the gap between his two worlds, seamlessly marrying R&B and trap with his South Asian roots.  Arjun says, "Collaborating with a talented team of creatives, including my mentor Sway, we have put together an album that instinctively fuses contemporary Pop/R&B melodies, big bass drops and ethno-infused sounds from the subcontinent, which we hope will resonate with music fans around the world.".

Since signing to Island Records via their Dcypha Productions imprint, Arjun has been developing a unique, contemporary sound true to his mixed musical influences. Initially spotted by legendary UK rapper Sway, Arjun is one of the most exciting musical prospects to emerge from the UK. With a global fan following and having toured the world over, Arjun boasts over 450 million YouTube views and 1.5 million Facebook fans and appeals to an ever-growing international audience.
'Closer To Home' Tracklist
  1. Vaadi
  2. Catch Up
  3. In Your Head
  4. Alone
  5. Represent
  6. SOS
  7. Shoulda Met Me First
  8. Love & War
  9. On The Way
  10. Closer To Home
British star Arjun presents debut album 'Closer to Home'
 via Dcypha/Island Records UK
 'Vaadi' has already surpassed 1m YouTube views
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Thursday, 8 March 2018

M.I.L.K. releases his new single "Slow Emotions "

Following his online hype single "If We Want To" (+2.5M streams) and debut EP "Memory of a Postcard" last year (+6M streams), Danish indie-pop artist M.I.L.K. is back with new track 'Slow Emotions'.

Listen to 'Slow Emotions' here

With its summery vibes, 'Slow Emotions' is resolutely more pop while retaining M.I.L.K.'s captivating singularity and unique voice, giving a taste of what's to come ahead of the release of his second EP this April.

M.I.L.K. releases his new single  "Slow Emotions "


M.I.L.K. new single « Slow Emotions »
out now via Capitol France/Island Records UK
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"Some sweet summer vibes and tropical guitars" – NME

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