The Strypes are pleased to announce their third album – ‘Spitting Image’ – due for release on June 16th on Virgin EMI. The news comes alongside the announcement of a UK headline tour in the summer.
Last week, The Strypes dropped a brand new track online, apparently out of nowhere and with no introduction. The new track, which is called ‘Oh Cruel World’, marked the first new music from the popular Irish 4 piece since their sophomore record ‘Little Victories’ was released back in 2015.
Now they announce their brand new third album – ‘Spitting Image’ – a fabulously diverse record that effortlessly transcends the bands roots in adrenalized R&B, which has been produced by Ethan Johns (Tom Jones, Paul McCartney, The Vaccines, Laura Marling) and son of the legendary Rolling Stone...Read More
In literature and in songwriting, the American South is where writers go to face their fears. Hannah Aldridge doesn’t just dip her pen into the well of the South, the Muscle Shoals native embodies it. With every song, she’s facing down demons of a life once lived from substance abuse to failed relationships and scars from the lashes of the bible belt.
“Gold Rush” is Hannah Aldridge’s second album, a follow up to her 2014 debut “Razor Wire.” While that album launched her career, drew the attention of music writers and sent her touring across the world, “Gold Rush” shows a more mature and introspective artist with more life experience – and music experience – under her belt.
The honesty Hannah Aldridge crafts into each track is off-set by her stubborn, maybe defiant, natur...Read More
There’s a storm brewing over this year and in its eye is where you’ll find TRUDY & THE ROMANCE.
Concocting a veritable witch’s brew of lovelorn sea shanties and mutant rockabilly pop for all the doo-wop digging rockers who thought these isles would never be hip and happening again.
Their march into infamy has not been a long one. Throughout the past year each successive release has earned them new acolytes in the press and on the wireless. They were part of DIY’s class of 2017 as well as NME’s round up of acts to explode this year. Strong support has come from Radio 1, Radio X, Beats 1 and 6Music (where they were Steve Lamacq’s artist of the week) and fashion tastemakers i-D have also sung their praise...Read More
2017 officially marks a decade since the release of Scouting For Girls’ unstoppable million-selling self-titled debut album and to celebrate the 10th anniversary, SFG returns with the release of an extended, deluxe version on May 19th.
The deluxe anniversary reissue of the eponymous debut album will boast 14 additional tracks including live tracks and unreleased demos, available on 2CD, stream and download, plus the original album on vinyl for the very first time and a limited edition cassette available through their official store, all of course including their classic hits ‘It’s Not About You’, ‘She’s So Lovely’, ‘Elvis Ain’t Dead’, ‘Heartbeat’ and ‘I Wish I Was James Bond’.
SFG comments: “Here we are ten years on, and thanks to this album, our frien...Read More
One of the biggest breakout successes of the past half-decade, hugely celebrated Canadian slacker rock singer-songwriter Mac Demarco visits Liverpool this May for his first ever gig in the city.
Set to release eagerly anticipated third LP This Old Dog on May 5th through much loved indie label Captured Tracks (Wild Nothing, Beach Fossils), album previewing singles My Old Man and the title track soared past 250,000 YouTube views within a week.
Bringing together classic singer songwriter influences: Paul Simon, James Taylor, John Lennon with the scruffy attitude of 1990s indie: Pavement, Blur, DeMarco’s mastery of the three-minute alt pop song has won him a burgeoning worldwide audience.
Trailed as the singer’s cleanest, smoothest set to date, many of the tracks on This Old Dog are first t...Read More
Africa Oyé – 25th Anniversary Festival
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th June 2017
12:30pm – 9:30pm both days / Admission: FREE
Funded by Arts Council England & Liverpool City Council
Africa Oyé have added two of the festival’s finest alumni to their 25th Anniversary line-up ahead of the celebrations in June.
The first of the two newly announced acts returning to Sefton Park this summer is Ivorian singer, dancer, musician and Grammy-winner, Dobet Gnahoré.
Dobet, who first played the Liverpool festival back in 2005, sings in a range of African languages and covers a whole host of styles, including Congolese Rumba, Ivory Coast Ziglibiti, Cameroon Bikoutsi and Ghanian High-Life.
Joining her in this latest reveal is Angolan icon, Bonga, who played Oyé in 2011...Read More
Tickets on sale now
Thursday April 2017 London, UK: Pioneering music tastemaker, MistaJam announces an additional night for his series of JamPacked nights this April.
Hosted and curated by MistaJam, JamPacked at XOYO on Thursday April 27 will feature a MC / DJ performance from UK Hip Hop collective Rum Committee x Rag’n’Bone Man alongside DJ sets from DJ Dobby (Represent Radio) and MistaJam.
JamPacked nights in Southampton and Portsmouth on Sunday 16th April will proceed the XOYO date. JamPacked at the Astoria inPortsmouth will feature MistaJam, Gotsome and Patrick Nazemi, while James Hype will join MistaJam at Switch in Southampton.
Covering Radio 1’s flagship primetime weekday evening show, MistaJam has continued to see his a...Read More
Championed by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, up and coming Indie four-piece Polar States from Liverpool have exploded locally and nationally, selling out the Liverpool o2 Academy twice and completing a 10 date UK tour in support of their previous single Elizabeth, which was added to the BBC Radio 1 ‘Best Of Introducing’ playlist and the Topshop playlist.
Now the band is back with a fresh new offering called “Gold” taken from their soon to be released debut EP “Electric”. The song embodies everything Polar States stand for: Huge melodies, sparkling guitar riffs and smart lyrics. According to the band the song is about valuing what you have.
“The ‘million in my heart line’ was basically a way of saying you should see wealth not in terms...
PIXEY returns with her much-anticipated first track of 2017 ‘Hometown’ – mastering effervescent indie-pop from her bedroom.
Her sound, inspired by a love for hip-hop blended with a passion for electronic production is created through her multi instrumental talent. ‘Hometown’ is the first in a series of tracks from the ascending 21 year old and can be streamed via Soundcloud here