Monthly Archives September 2016

Born Stranger release new single, Be Someone this October

Born Stranger

Born Stranger

Born Stranger is Maddox-Jones’ honing the soulful vocal and Raife Hacking, the sound crafter who sets new boundaries for artists with their futuristic sound. Taking the production lead, Yoad Nevo once again pushed the duo’s creativity to exciting new levels. “An excellent hybrid of electronic pop – think Depeche Mode, Years & Years, Sia(The Independent).

Drawing inspiration from many of their favourite Artists; Tears for Fears, Depeche Mode right through to The Weeknd & Sia. Having already claimed radio support from the likes of Radio X and BBC Introducing with their last single Fire and The Flame, the group is sure to captivate listeners again with their buoyant songwriting style.

 
The song is an embodiment of glistening synths, tasteful drum textures and s...
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MusicMafiaUK presents MY and her new single, White Water

MusicMafiaUK presents MY and her new single, White Water

Raised in a small village in rural Sweden on a diet of Bob Dylan, Crosby, Stills and Nash and (of course) ABBA, the daughter of a teacher and the minister from the local chapel, MY Helmner confesses to a fairytale childhood growing up in the forest surrounded by mountains, rivers and wild animals. Fast forward to 2016, and MY continues to draw on those mystical, bucolic roots in her music, mixing the indelible impression left by her idyllic early years with the harder urban sounds she discovered when she moved to the city and immersed herself in her first ever musical loves – rock and pop.

Fizzing with pop energy and infectious chorus, White Water showcases MY’s pure and distinctive voice, which echoes her Scandinavian roots and is set to melt radio airwaves...

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The Travelling Band Celebrate 10 year Anniversary with UK tour this October

The Travelling Band Celebrate 10 year Anniversary with UK tour this October

The Travelling Band

A decade has passed since The Travelling Band’s formative 2006 recording sessions in Brooklyn.

Those sessions laid the foundations of the band’s debut album Under the Pavement and set the band on the road to creating their own label,Sideways Saloon. To celebrate the landmark, TTB embark on a their first UK headline tour for two years, and will be releasing their first new music since the 2014 album The Big Defreeze.

The Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten tour sees The Travelling Band playing shows all around the UK. Far from being a nostalgic look back at the last ten years, the tour marks a line in the sand after the departure of original guitarist Steve ‘Mugger’ Mullen, with the band looking forward to the release of their fourth album next year.

2016 has a...

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October Drift share new music video for ‘Cinnamon Girl’ and announce UK tour

October Drift share new music video for 'Cinnamon Girl' | UK tour

October Drift

Set to begin their headline UK tour at Southsea Fest this weekend, October Drift have revealed the music video for ‘Cinnamon Girl’, the lead track from their forthcoming This Is Nowhere EP, due October 7th via Bad Rival Records.
Directed by James Hankin of Hankin Films (Spectres, Micachu and the Shapes, Trust Fund etc), ‘Cinnamon Girl’ captures the vivacious energy of October Drift’s incendiary live shows.
The This Is Nowhere EP see’s the Somerset-based quartet displaying a cleaner, leaner take on their visceral post-rock whilst remaining wonderfully atmospheric. Inspired by the single-mindedness that can come from working towards one goal, subconsciously neglecting all other aspects of life, singer and guitarist Kiran Roy explains the EP’s ideals.
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Years & Years release official video for “Meteorite”

Years & Years release official video for "Meteorite"

Years & Years

YEARS & YEARS announce the brand new video to single Meteorite, taken from the soundtrack to blockbuster ‘Bridget Jones’ Baby. The track is the first piece of new music to be released in over a year from the platinum selling, Wembley headlining, radio dominating 3-piece.

The track, an incandescent slice of brilliant pop, is embodied in the video by lead singer Olly Alexander’s self-imagined outfit, made from 86,000 Swarovski crystals. The bands’ stylist Coline Bach commissioned fashion designer Lara Jensen to design Olly’s bespoke look in collaboration with Swarovski.  The design process of the breath-taking piece was a collective effort between Olly, Coline and Lara.

Olly’s custom outfit forms the glimmering and iridescent centrepiece to the video...

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Ocean Colour Scene Celebrate 20 years of ‘The Mosely Shoals’ live @ Olympia, Liverpool

Ocean Colour Scene Celebrate 20 years of 'The Mosely Shoals' live @ Olympia, Liverpool

Ocean Colour Scene

To mark the 20th anniversary of their classic ‘Moseley Shoals’ album, Ocean Colour Scene will be celebrating with a huge show at The Olympia in Liverpool this December.
Set to provide an unforgettable climax to what has been a benchmark year for the band, the Olympia show will see Birmingham’s distinguished Brit-Pop outfit revisit their classic1996 album live and in full for the occasion.

Taking Moseley Shoals back out on the road and even Down Under for the very first time in their27 year career, it seems both Home and Away appetite for their seminal effort has never been greater as the band were welcomed into 2016 with completely sold-out tours in both the UK and Australia.

From there, this year has seen the band deliver euphoric headline shows at Leeds’ famo...

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Two Door Cinema Club – 2017 headline tour (Jan Feb 2017)

Two Door Cinema Club - 2017 headline tour (Jan Feb 2017)

Two Door Cinema Club

Two Door Cinema Club announce an extensive UK headline tour, kicking off at O2 Academy Birmingham on January 24th 2017 and concluding at Alexandra Palace, London on February 10th. Tickets go on general sale on Friday 30th September at 9am.

 

Re-energised by their self-imposed hiatus, the Irish trio made their live return this summer with a huge set on the main stage at Glastonbury, followed by headline slots on theNME / Radio 1 Stage at Reading & Leeds and Belladrum Festival, Inverness. Returning to legions of devoted followers singing back their treasured hits in their thousands, the band’s brief return to the live circuit served as a promising taster of what is set to be another huge year for Two Door Cinema Club in 2017.

 

Two Door Cinema Club will play the foll...

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Little Comets – new album and UK tour (February 2017)

Little Comets - new album and UK tour (February 2017)

Little Comets

With the glorious energy of a salmon swimming upstream in a laboratory experiment, Little Comets will release new album – WORHEAD – into the world on February 3rd 2017, alongside a UK tour.

An exploration of how it feels to prepare to discuss the horrors of the world with a growing person, WORHEAD is the most brutally honest Little Comets album to date – ascerbic, withering and uncomplimentary about the state of our time; yet woven together with great beauty and care, drenched in positive melody and the percussive thrust of an innocent mind.

Since meeting under the arc of a rainbow near the River Tyne; Michael, Matthew and Robert have ploughed only forwards, undeterred by fields of noise since 2009...

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The Stranglers announce ‘Classic Collection’ 2017 UK Tour

The Stranglers announce 'Classic Collection' 2017 UK Tour

The Stranglers

The Stranglers will be back on the road again in March 2017.  Following the sell-out success of their Black and White Tour in March last year, the group will, this time, present the Classic Collection to coincide with the planned re-release of the entire Stranglers studio album catalogue from the period 1977-82.

Drawing from this expansive and impressive catalogue that spans some 40 years, the Stranglers will enthral audiences with an exciting mix of material, all bearing the distinctive signature style of this most enduring of British bands; driving rhythms, anthemic melodies, quirky time signatures and occasional dark humour, held together by those trademark rumbling bass lines and swirling keyboards.

One of the UK’s most exciting, credible and influential British gr...

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Liverpool Music Week 2016 Adds Dinosaur Jr.+ Louis Berry To The Bill

Liverpool Music Week 2016 Adds Dinosaur Jr.+ Louis Berry To The Bill

Liverpool Music Week

Liverpool Music Week today announce the second round of acts for their 2016 line up set to take places across various venues in Liverpool from 26th October – 4th November 2016, including new headline shows from DINOSAUR JR and LOUIS BERRY.

Amherst, Massachusetts alt-rock legends Dinosaur Jr. recently released their first new album in four years, Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not, via Jagjaguwar. Headlining Arts Club Theatre on 27th October you can expect unrelenting, instrumental-leaning freak-outs and guitar solos galore from front man J Mascis and the rest of the band, playing a mix of old and new material.

Local lad and Kirkby rising star Louis Berry will headline Leaf on 31st October following his recent signing to Household Records, where he’l...

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