Monthly Archives May 2016

Jordan Allen releases new single ‘Too much too soon’

Jordan Allen releases new single 'Too much too soon'

Jordan Allen

Venerated indie laureate and Manchester’s most likely JORDAN ALLEN are set to unveil their greatly anticipated follow-up ‘TOO MUCH TOO SOON’ on Friday May 27.  The new track comes complete with a dazzling new video and CD pack-shot. The release will coincide with a tub-thumping homecoming performance at this year’s Dot To Dot Festival in Manchester.
This latest anthemicinstalment is part of a bundle of wall-to-wall bangers recorded in Peter Gabriel’s highly-conducive Real World Studios. Inconspicuously nestled in the Wiltshire countryside, this stardom-steeped facility has provided the creative conditions for Jordan Allen to pen over 20 new arrangements. TOO MUCH TOO SOON, a key stone in this awesome arc of output, was lovingly arrived at by revered productionsage S...

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Liverpool Sound City 2016 review: Day One

Sound City 2016 Circa Waves, Sleaford Mods and The Dandy Warhols

Sound City 2016

Its May bank holiday weekend and Bramley-Moore dock once more plays host to  Liverpool Soundcity and with one of the strongest line-ups yet, it promises to be quite an event.

Arriving on site to queues and delays only shows the popularity of the event but any delays are dealt with swiftly and effectively and as the sun is shining brightly, most people aren’t too bothered anyway.

First up on the Atlantic stage for us was Kyko. Touted as an “Indie Whizzkid” for the fact that he writes and plays almost any instrument he puts his hand to and admittedly he does impress. His music is ideal for a gorgeous sunny day such as this. Light, upbeat and chilled with seductively smooth vocals to accompany the music. He was the ideal way to ease yourself into the festival.

Following on...

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Tennent’s Lager announce line up for T Break Stage at T in the Park

Tennent’s Lager announce line up for T Break Stage at T in the Park

T Break Stage

Tennent’s Lager put the call out to Scotland’s unsigned musicians in March, asking them to send in their three best tracks for the chance to play a slot on, the now legendary,  T Break Stage at T in the Park this July.  Entries came thick and fast, with almost a thousand acts from across the country submitting their music in the hope of landing one of 16 highly coveted slots on the T Break Stage.
Today Tennent’s Lager have revealed the 16 successful acts that will take to the stage this year:
Bloodlines
Declan Welsh
Domiciles
Edwin Organ
Foreignfox
Forever
Indigo Velvet
Miracle Glass Company
Mt. Doubt
Redolent
Scholesy
Scope
Sweaty Palms
The Ninth Wave
The Vegan Leather
Tongues.
 
T Break 2016 artist, Declan Welsh said:
“T Break is an institution...
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Rogue Orchestra joins this year’s T in the Park line-up

Rogue Orchestra joins this year’s T in the Park line-up

Rogue Orchestra

T in the Park festival organisers DF Concerts and founding partner Tennent’s Lager are hugely excited to announce that Rogue Orchestra will be joining this year’s T in the Park line-up to perform classical versions of some of David Bowie’s best loved songs, finishing up with a Prince medley.
Opening the Main Stage on Sunday 10th July, Rogue Orchestra will honour the two great legends that music lost this year. Fans can look forward to some of Scotland’s most talented classical musicians, sunshine, a chilled pint of Tennent’s Lager and a delicious snack from Taste-T – a great start to the final day of the festival!
David Bowie was due to headline T in the Park in 2004 but sadly had to bow out due to an injury...
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25 Years of Defected Records – Heller N Farley – The Magnet Liverpool

25 Years of Defected Records - Heller N Farley - The Magnet Liverpool

Heller N Farley

Rubix and Sol Rio present
Heller N Farley
25 Years of Defected Records
Saturday 4th June
The Magnet – Liverpool
DJs Over 2 Rooms
Heller N Farley
Andy Carroll
Lee Charnock
Chris McGee
Pluto
Rob E Flow
10pm to 6am
£12.00 advance tickets
£15.00 otd
 
Rubix and Sol Rio welcomes legendary “Boys Own ” DJs Heller N Farley celebrating 25 years of Defected Records.  They will be playing the Classic and Contemporary sound of Chicago,Detroit and Acid House,the night will be spread over two rooms starting at 10.30pm until 6am. Also playing Cream co founder Andy Carroll.
Although prominent house DJs and producers individually, London-based remixers Terry Farley and Pete Heller enjoyed their greatest notoriety working as a duo...
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Julian Marley heads to Liverpool on first ever UK tour this August

Julian Marley heads to Liverpool on first ever UK tour this August

Julian Marley

Julian ‘ Ju Ju’ Marley (+ Live Band)
Saturday, 20th August
District, Liverpool
8pm til late / Tickets via Skiddle

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Punch Touring and Africa Oyé are bringing the internationally acclaimed Roots Reggae superstar Julian ‘Ju Ju’ Marley to Liverpool this August.

Grammy-nominated Marley will play hits like “Boom Draw”, “Systems”, “Lemme Go” and “Violence in the Streets”, complete with his 11 piece band alongside a very special support act, Iba Mahr.

Julian Marley, son of reggae legend Bob Marley and Barbados-born Lucy Pounder, is a Grammy award nominated, roots-reggae musician, singer-songwriter, producer and humanitarian. In the same tradition as his father, Julian is a devout Rastafarian whose music is inspired by life and spirituality.

For Julian, mu...

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Jack Garratt – extra tour dates added in Liverpool and Bournemouth

Jack Garratt - extra tour dates added in Liverpool and Bournemouth

Jack Garratt

Jack Garratt is pleased to announce the addition of two new live shows to his autumn UK headline tour.

The British artist-producer will now play shows at Liverpool Guild of Students and O2 Academy Bournemouth on his second UK tour of the year due to phenomenal demand.

The autumn run follows a hectic summer for Jack, who should be a huge draw at the festivals when he plays the likes of Glastonbury, T In The Park, Reading & Leeds, and a headline slot on the second stage at this year’s Lovebox in London’s Victoria Park.

The new shows, scheduled for the 12th and 20th November respectively will go on sale from Friday 27th May at 9am. *ticketweb.co.uk

Jack Garratt Live (UK):

29th May                        Radio 1’s One Big Weekend, Exeter

29th

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Will Varley – joins The Proclaimers for extensive summer shows

Will Varley - joins The Proclaimers for extensive summer shows

Will Varley

WILL VARLEY continues his silver-tongued serenading with the opening cut from his much-lauded third album Postcards From Ursa Minor.

‘As For My Soul’ sets out Will’s insight into modern malaise, and his solutions to getting by – “drink a beer, sing a song”.  A slight shanty edge sifts this jauntier song across the centre of his musical spectrum, like a hungover morning with the promise of a brighter afternoon.

Listen to it herehttps://soundcloud.com/xtramilerecordings/01-will-varley-as-for-my/s-r5LGh

Will has a huge summer coming up, beginning with an extensive return support slot with Scottish legends The Proclaimers from now, throughout June and into July. Sprinkled in there are three shows with his childhood hero Billy Bragg...

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New Wave British Punk from The Jacques – Live at Dot to Dot Festival

New Wave British Punk from The Jacques - Live at Dot to Dot Festival

The Jacques

Two minutes and thirty seven seconds is probably the perfect length for a pop song. Eleanor Ring Me could well be that song. Revolving around a riff that will stick in your brain, a voice that rasps out the words and a beat that walks along the sidewalk this is the sound of a band about to embark on their next musical journey.

With two critically acclaimed EP’s and mini album releases in Japan and Germany, this new song is the band’s first of 2016 and was recorded at the legendary RAK Studios, London and produced by Dan Swift. It is released on the band’s own label, Vegan Cyanide via The Orchard.

Since making their London debut at Hyde Park in May 2014 with The Libertines, The Jacques have been quietly establishing themselves as one of the UK’s best kept secrets – playing ...

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Alicia Keys Announces Intimate Show At London’s Village Underground

Alicia Keys Announces Intimate Show At London's Village Underground

Alicia Keys

Fifteen-time Grammy® Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Alicia Keys has announced a special, one-off show at London’s Village Underground this coming Thursday 26th May. It will be a rare opportunity to catch the global superstar in such intimate setting, with a number of special guests set to appear. Tickets will be priced at £25 and will be available from www.livenation.co.uk from 9am on Thursday 26th.

The club show precedes Alicia making history as the inaugural artist to perform at the UEFA Champions League Final this weekend. The icon is set to perform new songs before the match at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan on Saturday which will be aired in more than 220 countries worldwide making it the most watched annual sporting event in the world.

Alicia recentl...

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