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New Zealand's breakout star BENE drops new single 'Evil Spider' and headlines The Waiting Room on 5 June
Fri, 10 May 2019 12:05:00 +0000
Hailing from the suburbs of Auckland, 19-year-old artist Bene releases her latest single “Evil Spider”. Off the heels of her breakout alt-pop moment “Soaked with over 17M global streams, the up and coming singer songwriter is set to come to the UK next month, playing her first London headline show at The Waiting Room on 5 June, and performs at Omeara and Bushstock Festival. Bene today also announces her debut EP is set for release on June 28th.
 
Bene says of new single, “‘Evil Spider’ is about wanting someone that’s already taken. When writing the song, I didn’t wanna make the lyrics too obviously evil, so I thought I’d turn myself into the spider, making it a lil lighter and making the song revolve around me weaving webs to lure the person, catch ‘em like a spider then reel them in. I remember humming ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ in the studio, which inspired the playful vibe of the song.”

Bene has emerged as New Zealand’s artist to watch with her chart-topping hit “Soaked,” which quickly climbed Spotify’s Viral Charts, accumulated over 17 million streams to date, charted on Australia’s Triple J radio’s Hottest 100 of 2018 and held the number one spot on New Zealand’s Shazam Top 100 for two months, not to mention achieved Gold Certification in New Zealand and Australia. With endorsements from Zane Lowe and Apple’s Beats1 radio, Bene went from playing her first small club gig to her first arena show—opening for longtime role model Lily Allen—in a matter of months.

Carving out a space between indie pop and R&B, she deconstructs modern “pop music” to create a sonic landscape all her own. Growing up in suburban Auckland, New Zealand among a community of creatives, Bene was immersed in the arts from a young age, and after releasing a series of self-released GarageBand covers on SoundCloud, Bene was soon writing and recording at Golden Age Studio with producer Josh Fountain in her last year of high school. Just two weeks after enrolling in university, Bene dropped out with a now unstoppable and feverish conviction to pursue music full-time. After releasing her breakout single “Soaked” in 2018, what she refers to as her ‘Benevision’— or “the idea that all of my music, visuals and content contribute to a greater artwork,” - immediately resonated.
BENE UK LIVE DATES
5 June – The Waiting Room
13 June – Switch at Omeara
15 June – Bushstock Festival

New Zealand's breakout star BENE drops new single 'Evil Spider'
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SKIP MARLEY FEAT. DAMIAN 'JR. GONG' MARLEY "THAT'S NOT TRUE" OFFICIAL VIDEO AVAILABLE NOW
Fri, 10 May 2019 11:43:00 +0000
Skip Marley, the Island Records reggae prodigy, releases the official music video for his new buzzed about song “That’s Not True” featuring Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley (his uncle, and youngest son of Rasta icon Bob Marley, Skip’s grandfather). “That’s Not True,” is Skip’s first original music release since 2017 with more music to follow this year including his collaboration with Major Lazer titled “Can’t Take It From Me” – due May 10. The Andrew Sandler directed music video shows Skip cruising around the Little Haiti neighbourhood in Miami hanging with his friends, the locals and of course his Uncle Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. “That’s Not True” kicks off a promising new year of amazing music for Skip.
SKIP MARLEY FEAT. DAMIAN 'JR. GONG' MARLEY  THAT'S NOT TRUE  OFFICIAL VIDEO AVAILABLE NOW
SKIP MARLEY FEAT. DAMIAN 'JR. GONG' MARLEY  "THAT'S NOT TRUE"
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ABOUT SKIP MARLEY “I don’t really think about how I want to be perceived by people. They have their own projections. I just want them to see me as a fighter for good. A love warrior.” Skip Marley often speaks in this way—a rare combination of serious and cool. The Jamaica-born, Florida-based artist is mysterious and chill, but deeply connected to his craft and refreshingly self-assured. He’s authentic in a way most musicians these days could never claim to be; when he says he’s never thought about how people perceive him, it’s without any pretence or irony.

His sound follows suit, a reggae-hybrid that effortlessly blends eras, genres, and styles, while showing off Skip’s impeccable musicianship and poetic lyricism. His natural talent comes as no surprise—music’s quite literally in his blood. Skip is the grandson of reggae icon Bob Marley, and his songs pay homage to his deep family legacy.

“I want to spread my music to the people and help them unify,” he says. “I want people to take away a message of love, of looking at the way you are living and thinking where we can work to be or better and feel better. Whatever they’re feeling, I want them to be able to turn up my music and think, relax, and get good vibes.” It’s a radical idea maybe, but an essential one.
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“his songs pay homage to his deep family legacy” - Loop Jamaica
“a sunbaked track that feels like a proper introduction into a new Marley generation” – FADER
“a dubby, horn-heavy groove” – Rolling Stone
MDNT Debut Single “Kanye Loves Kanye” & Video Out Now
Sat, 27 Apr 2019 13:23:00 +0000
When you hear that an Owl, a Fox and a Cat walked into a room together, you’d probably think it’s the start of a bad joke; but in the case of DJ/Producer trio MDNT, this is where their musical journey began. Brought together through a shared love for all things nocturnal; MDNT make music for the star-gazers, the party-goers, the insomniacs, the skateboarders, the gamers and everyone in between, collectively known as "The Creatures of the Night".

“When the 9 to 5 is going to sleep, we are just waking up.”

Heavily influenced by pop culture, hip hop and fashion, MDNT set out to create timeless, tongue-in-cheek anthems that resonate with the youth of today.

Their introductory offering, Kanye Loves Kanye aims to promote self-empowerment, self-love and love for others and is an ode to one of their favourite artists Kanye West, who they believe epitomises self-honesty, self-worth and self-belief. Featuring Artists are Rose Villain & Sixpm. Rose Villain Originally from Milan but based in New York, grew up listening to the legends of rock such as Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, but was soon drawn to hip hop and especially Kanye West, whom she cites as a major influence on her music, which ties perfectly into this collaboration with MDNT.

Now MDNT are ready for you with their new single and music video “Kanye Loves Kanye” that are both released today on Island Records.

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MDNT Debut Single   “Kanye Loves Kanye” & Video Out Now

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Le Cheval Releases New Singles ‘Café Patron / Forrest Gump’
Sat, 27 Apr 2019 12:53:00 +0000
After lighting up the airwaves and clubs across Europe this past summer with this debut single, ‘Le Cheval’ returns to 2019 with a huge bang by releasing two killer new dance floor weapons ‘Café Patron’ & ‘Forrest Gump’. The new release follows his 2018 breakout single ‘Fandango’ which went on to be remixed by HUGEL, D.O.D, and SAMMY PORTER and received radio support from Radio 1, KISS FM and Rinse FM.

‘Café Patron’ & ‘Forrest Gump’ sees the new star of the scene showcasing his production talents again by creating two thumping house hits with hammering basslines & abstract vocal hooks that are guaranteed to be the soundtrack of the summer in clubs and festivals alike. Le Cheval believes a track needs warmth, humour, a massive chunk of house, a smidge of afrobeat and healthy slice of arrogance. This perfect blend is defiantly felt in these two anthems in the making.

His production is influenced by some of electronic dance music’s biggest acts including Daft Punk, Avicii, John Talabot, Basement Jaxx, Groove Armada and Fatboy Slim.

‘Café Patron’ & ‘Forrest Gump’ released 26 April on Island Records.

Le Cheval Releases New Singles ‘Café Patron / Forrest Gump’

Le Cheval Releases New Singles ‘Café Patron / Forrest Gump’
“Show me the party, I’ll show you the world.”

Superstar-DJ-in-waiting Le Cheval releases two new singles
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DONAE'O "The Party's Over Here" brand new single out now
Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:31:00 +0000
North-West London’s finest Donae’o marks his triumphant return with the release of his brand new single ‘The Party’s Over Here’ on April 16th via Moving Anti/Island Records.
Written and produced by Donae’o in collaboration with singer, songwriter and producer Shakka, ‘The Party’s Over Here’ is the second single to be taken from his forthcoming debut solo album; with Island Records, which is slated for release in the final quarter of 2019. The follow up release to his 2017 mixtape ‘Sixteen’, “The Party’s Over Here” features production heavyweights such as Take a day trip and 1st of FKI, to name but two.

The single follows the massive smash hit ‘Chalice’, which featured Calvin Harris as well as US Superstar XO artist Belly. ‘Chalice’ remains one of most played hits on national radio over the last six months.

Donae’o has achieved great success as one of the most culturally significant musicians in British urban and pop music. For many years now, the musical ‘swiss army knife’ has been serving up banger after banger using his many musical skills … there isn’t much that the North West Londoner can’t do. From classic UK anthems such as ‘Party Hard’, ‘Black’ with JME and Dizzee while featuring in and producing Giggs’ national hit ‘Lock Doh’, the musical powerhouse never fails to deliver. Now, with his next single about to hit radio, Donae’o looks set to continue to be a major force in the UK music scene.

Donae'o "The Party's Over Here" brand new single out now
Australian singer songwriter, Dean Lewis starts UK Tour Today
Mon, 15 Apr 2019 17:16:00 +0000
The Australian singer songwriter is also set to play his biggest UK headline tour this month, adding a second Shepherds Bush Empire headline on 16 April and regional shows due to popular demand.

April 15 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire SOLD OUT

April 16 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire

April 18 Glasgow SWG3

April 19 Manchester O2 RITZ

Dean Lewis catapulted into the UK top 15 with the Platinum selling “Be Alright”, racking up 350M global Spotify streams, before dropping the stunning new single “7 Minutes”. Bittersweet memories of past romance is the thread that runs through the 12-track debut LP, “All the songs were written through relationships I’d been in and houses I used to live in and hotel rooms,” says Lewis.

A trip to the UK in 2016 saw Lewis team up with producers Edd Holloway and Nick Atkinson at The Barn studio in North London, a partnership that not only led to ‘Waves’, 4 x Platinum ARIA single ‘Be Alright’ and a significant portion of A Place We Knew, but set in motion a whirlwind 24 months as Lewis went from an unknown to a globally recognised hitmaker. Dean Lewis’ debut album demonstrates a far greater breadth and depth to his song writing than ever before; “The EP was me throwing things at a wall. I didn’t really know who I was. Now I have a good sense of what’s me,” says Dean, pointing to three key ingredients that unite his work: “The way I write lyrics, which is very first person; the acoustic guitar; and the rawness. They’re the three things that tie it all together.”

Now with over a billion streams of his music globally and being named Billboard’s “Chart-Breaker” in October, Dean has topped local and international charts with “Be Alright”. “Be Alright” topped the Apple Music, Shazam, iTunes and Spotify Charts in Australia, peaking at #1 in 6 markets and Top 10 in 23 countries on iTunes, and reaching the Top 5 in 13 markets on Apple Music. Dean now has over 15 Million monthly listeners on Spotify.
Australian singer songwriter, Dean Lewis starts UK Tour Today
AMWIN Drops visual for her lead single “Dua Lipa” from debut EP "AMWIN IN WONDERLAND"
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:49:00 +0000
On the heels of releasing her highly-anticipated debut EP, 'AMWIN in Wonderland', Swedish artist on the rise AMWIN has dropped a stunning visual for her lead single "Dua Lipa". Produced by Carl Lehman and Carli Löf, the song departs from the blonde stunners signature sass and showcases a beautiful depth and vulnerability. AMWIN shared, "I wanted to make a song that's just about straight up being in love with someone. No compromising. No playing it cool. Just straight 'I love you, I love you, I love you. Please don't break my fragile heart'."

For the "Dua Lipa" music video, Grammy nominated director Nicolina Knapp wanted to show an expression of the internal struggle of falling in love. She brought to life a concept of being overwhelmed by the feeling of love and so fearful of ending up heartbroken you try to escape that feeling by shutting down. Not giving that person the power to mess up your mind. Knapp transports the viewer into AMWINs wonderland, using the song itself as the sound of her inner voice trying to break free from the control. Stylist and designer Selam Fessahaye evolved the fantasy further with her breathtaking costuming.
AMWIN Escapes With "Dua Lipa" 
AMWIN Drops visual for her lead single “Dua Lipa”
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Swedish artist on the rise , AMWIN Releases Imaginative Debut EP "AMWIN in Wonderland"
Sat, 06 Apr 2019 14:26:00 +0000
March 29th, marked the release of Swedish artist on the rise AMWINs highly-anticipated debut EP, 'AMWIN in Wonderland'. A collision of pop, hip-hop, and electronic soundscapes, AMWIN collaborated with songwriters/producers like Carli Löf (Robyn, Galantis), Jay Weathers (Not3s, Jacob Banks), and Carl Lehman (Liam Payne, Panic At The Disco!), adorning each track with otherworldly beats and luminous textures and her own madcap vocal twists.
While much of AMWIN's material embodies a certain restless attitude, lead single "Dua Lipa" unfolds as a full-tilt love song, a magnificent bop built on her heart-on-sleeve lyrics. The EP then drifts into an edgier mood on her first three singles "DeLorean", "Living Mistake", and "Uber" - which caught support from Hypebae, Highsnobiety, Clash Magazine, MILK, and more. When asked about the inspiration behind the project, AMWIN shared, "This EP lets you in to the ambivalent mind of a young women. A world that's often upside down. On one side super fucking happy and amazing, on the other side super fucking sad and pissed off. Too many emotions to count. Finally, after hours of blood, sweat and tears, they turned in to my debut EP. I'm so stoked to finally share it with you".

Every AMWIN song is an escape into the world inside her head, a beautifully strange fantasia populated by glamorous misfits and glorious monsters, libertines and Bright Young Things, '80s movie idols and '90s rock-and-roll stars. On her EP AMWIN in Wonderland, the Stockholm-based artist brings that world to life with her hypnotically glossy yet minimalist pop, delivering a debut that's equal parts elegant fever dream and sharply detailed confession of her deepest desires.

Growing up in Gothenburg, AMWIN first discovered her artistic streak and love of music as a little girl, when she obsessed over hyper-creative and idiosyncratic stars like Missy Elliott and Sinead O'Connor. "I always dreamed of making music, but I was living out in the countryside and it just seemed impossible," says AMWIN. "At some point I realized, 'I don't want to die depressed because I didn't even try.'" At age 18 she landed a spot on Swedish Idol, which soon led to her signing to Universal Music Sweden. Since kickstarting her music career she's taken a decidedly self-possessed approach to every aspect of her output, including conceptualizing her videos: an element that further blurs the boundaries between fantasy and reality, with each visual revealing AMWIN's refined cinematic sensibilities along with her fantastically goofball humor.

With the release of her debut EP, AMWIN hopes that her own creative journey might spark a new sense of freedom in others: the freedom to feel too much, to make an extraordinary mess of your heart, and—maybe most of all—to wildly contradict yourself whenever it feels right. "I really just wanted to allow myself to not make sense, because I think that's so true to life: we often don't make much sense in the way we act or the way we feel," she says of AMWIN in Wonderland. "I want everyone to know that every emotion or thought is okay, because when you accept yourself instead of judging yourself, it's so much easier to feel good. I guess that's my purpose with all of this: to just let everything out, so we can all feel good about who we really are."
AMWIN  Releases Imaginative Debut EP  "AMWIN in Wonderland"
Dean Lewis (Apple’s global "Up Next Artist") Debut Album "A Place We Knew" & UK/European Tour Dates
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 17:20:00 +0000
Fresh from performing his new single ‘Stay Awake’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and being named Apple’s global Up Next Artist earlier this week, Dean Lewis today releases his highly anticipated debut album A Place We Knew. The Australian singer songwriter is also set to play his biggest UK headline tour next month, adding a second Shepherds Bush Empire headline on 16 April and regional shows due to popular demand.

Dean Lewis catapulted into the UK top 15 with the Platinum selling “Be Alright”, racking up 350M global Spotify streams, before dropping the stunning new single “7 Minutes”. Bittersweet memories of past romance is the thread that runs through the 12-track debut LP, “All the songs were written through relationships I’d been in and houses I used to live in and hotel rooms,” says Lewis.

A trip to the UK in 2016 saw Lewis team up with producers Edd Holloway and Nick Atkinson at The Barn studio in North London, a partnership that not only led to ‘Waves’, 4 x Platinum ARIA single ‘Be Alright’ and a significant portion of A Place We Knew, but set in motion a whirlwind 24 months as Lewis went from an unknown to a globally recognised hitmaker. Dean Lewis’ debut album demonstrates a far greater breadth and depth to his song writing than ever before; “The EP was me throwing things at a wall. I didn’t really know who I was. Now I have a good sense of what’s me,” says Dean, pointing to three key ingredients that unite his work: “The way I write lyrics, which is very first person; the acoustic guitar; and the rawness. They’re the three things that tie it all together.”

Now with over a billion streams of his music globally and being named Billboard’s “Chart-Breaker” in October, Dean has topped local and international charts with “Be Alright”. “Be Alright” topped the Apple Music, Shazam, iTunes and Spotify Charts in Australia, peaking at #1 in 6 markets and Top 10 in 23 countries on iTunes, and reaching the Top 5 in 13 markets on Apple Music. Dean now has over 15 Million monthly listeners on Spotify.
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UK/European Tour Dates 2019:
April 2 Paris Cigale
April 3 Stuttgart Im Wizemann
April 4 Cologne Live Music Hall
April 6 Frankfurt Gibson SOLD OUT
April 7 Zurich Kaufleuten
April 8 Munich Backstage Werk
April 10 Hamburg Docks
April 11 Berlin Astra
April 13 Amsterdam Paradiso SOLD OUT
April 14 Brussels Ancienne Belgique
April 15 London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire SOLD OUT
April 16 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
April 18 Glasgow SWG3
April 19 Manchester O2 RITZ
April 21 Dublin Vicar Street

Dean Lewis (Apple’s global "Up Next Artist") Debut Album "A Place We Knew" & European Tour Dates
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Jessie Buckley "Born to Run" (From "Wild Rose") single out now. (
Thu, 04 Apr 2019 16:50:00 +0000
BAFTA Rising star nominee Jessie Buckley, one of the fastest rising actors in cinema, looks set to take the music world by storm as the star and voice of the gritty, inspirational and heart-warming film WILD ROSE. Written by legendary country star Emmylou Harris, “Born To Run” is the second song to be lifted from the “Wild Rose” OST (April 12). The accompanying video finds Jessie in her element performing this anthemic song which is central to the film’s narrative.

“Born To Run” soundtracks a key moment in the film and is performed by Buckley with passion, verve and genuine vocal prowess. Adding a new string to her bow Jessie got so involved in the music and the process that she ended up writing six of the album’s songs with the film’s Bafta winning writer Nicole Taylor and has since performed the songs live. The Original Soundtrack will be released on Island Records on April 12th, the same day the film hits the screens in the UK.

Starring alongside Julie Walters and Sophie Okonedo, the Irish born Buckley plays Rose-Lynn Harlan, a single mother of two, fresh out of prison, bursting with raw talent, charisma and cheek. Her dream is to leave Glasgow for Nashville to make it as a country star. Her mum, Marion (Julie Walters), has had a bellyful of her nonsense. Forced to take responsibility, Rose-Lynn gets a cleaning job, only to find an unlikely champion in the middle-class lady of the house, Susannah (Sophie Okonedo). Directed by BAFTA nominee Tom Harper (The Scouting Book For Boys), produced by BAFTA nominee Faye Ward (Stan & Ollie) and written by BAFTA award-winning writer Nicole Taylor (Three Girls, The C Word), WILD ROSE is an uplifting story with an original soundtrack about family, dreams and reality – or as succinctly put throughout the film, “three chords and the truth.”

RADA graduate Buckley’s TV performances include the role of Princess Marya in BBC hit-adaptation of Tolstoy’s epic novel “WAR AND PEACE” and starring opposite Tom Hardy in historic drama series “TABOO”.

This April she will be seen in the HBO / Channel 4 series “CHERNOBYL” alongside Emily Watson. In 2018 Jessie had her first lead role in Michael Pearce’s critically acclaimed film “BEAST”, co-starring with Johnny Flynn. The film opened to rave reviews and Jessie won the most promising newcomer award at the British Independent Film Awards. 

2019 promises to be a very busy year for Buckley with co-starring roles alongside Renee Zellweger in Judy garland biopic “Judy” and “The Voyage Of Doctor Doolittle” alongside Robert Downey Jr.
JESSIE BUCKLEY “BORN TO RUN” SINGLE
JESSIE BUCKLEY “BORN TO RUN” SINGLE
Watch video here - https://WildRose.lnk.to/BornToRunVideoPR

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Buckley performs with an incandescent star-is-born glow” Variety
“Talk about a star is born… Buckley has graduated to the international star she was born to be”
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Sigrid Announces her biggest headline tour. Debut album "Sucker Punch" out 8th March.
Thu, 21 Feb 2019 23:18:00 +0000
Today Sigrid announces her biggest headline tour to date commencing in November 2019, performing at London’s Eventim Apollo and 3Arena in Dublin, alongside huge regional venues. The Norwegian pop star is set to release her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch on 8 March, and continues her A-List record success with the defiant single ‘Don’t Feel Like Crying’, which Sigrid performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night. Fans can get priority access for tickets on the pre-order link below, and tickets go on general sale on 1 March.

The 22-year-old’s epic songs are tales of the unexpected; fearless musical collages and shout-outs to human resilience, starting at the piano in Norway, “There’s a certain grace to heartache”, says Sigrid, “A sort of…epic grace! I like good, heartfelt pop songs,” which is the foundation of Sigrid’s extraordinary debut Sucker Punch.

Sigrid’s rebellious pop was catapulted into the public consciousness with the zeitgeist defining ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’; the certified-Gold ‘Strangers’, A-List record ‘High Five’, critically lauded RAW EP and new single ‘Sucker Punch’. With performances at The Royal Variety Show, the Nobel Peace Prize and headlining Brixton Academy under her belt, Sigrid is set to tour the UK next month with George Ezra, playing arena’s including O2 London.

We have all witnessed an incredible new talent over the last two years: Sigrid has won BBC Sound of 2018, debuted at Glastonbury, lit up festivals across Reading, Roskilde, Coachella and Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend, bewitched TV audiences from opening Later…with Jools Holland, The Late Late Show with James Corden and wowing Dame Helen Mirren on the Graham Norton Show. With streaming numbers reaching 570M globally, the Norwegian sensation is undoubtedly set to continue her ascent with non-conformist and progressive attitudes to the femininity in the pop landscape. 
Headline Tour 2019
19 November Utrecht TivoliVredenburg Ronda
20 November Brussels Ancienne Belgique
22 November Dublin 3Arena
23 November Leeds O2 Academy Leeds
24 November Nottingham Rock City
26 November Edinburgh Usher Hall
27 November Newcastle O2 Academy Newcastle
29 November Manchester Manchester Academy
02 December Birmingham O2 Academy Birmingham
04 December London London Eventim Apollo
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George Ezra Support SOLD OUT
07 March Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
08 March Leeds First Direct Arena
09 March Liverpool Echo Arena
11 March Brighton Brighton Centre
12 March Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
13 March Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
15 March Glasgow SSE Hydro
16 March Manchester Manchester Arena
17 March Birmingham Genting Arena
19 March London O2
20 March London O2
22 March Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
23 March Manchester Manchester Arena
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Maroon 5 Support
01 June Aalborg Molleparken
03 June Cologne Lanxess Arena
05 June Prague O2 Arena
06 June Krakow Tauron Arena
10 June Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
11 June Paris Accors Hotel Arena
Sigrid announces biggest UK Tour to date London Eventim Apollo December 2019. Debut Album "Sucker Punch" out 8th March.
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‘SUCKER PUNCH’ ALBUM IS OUT ON 8 MARCH 2019
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ARIANA GRANDE thank u, next ALBUM OUT NOW
Sat, 09 Feb 2019 23:24:00 +0000
ARIANA GRANDE 
thank u, next ALBUM OUT NOW
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“break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored” MUSIC VIDEO
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ARIANA GRANDE "thank u", next ALBUM
thank u, next Tracklisting:
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1. imagine
2. needy
3. NASA
4. bloodline
5. fake smile
6. bad idea
7. make up
8. ghostin
9. in my head
10. 7 rings
11. thank u, next 
12. break up with your girlfriend, i’m bored
Ariana Grande New Single "7 rings" + Official Video Out Now!
Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:43:00 +0000
ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES "7 Rings"
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Ariana Grande releases 7 rings 
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"7 rings" Lyrics:
Breakfast and Tiffany’s
And bottles of bubbles
Girls with tattoos who like getting in trouble Lashes and diamonds
ATM machines
Buy myself all of my favorite things
Been through some bad shit
I should be a sad bitch
Who woulda thought it’d turn me to a savage Rather be tied up with calls and not strings
Write my own checks like I write what I sing

My wrist
Stop watching
My neck
Is flossy
Make big deposits
My gloss is poppin
You like my hair?
Gee thanks, just bought it
I see it
I like it
I want it
I got it yuh

I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
You like my hair?
Gee thanks, just bout it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it

Wearing a ring but not cause I’m no mrs.
Bought matching diamonds for 6 of my bitches
I’d rather spoil all my friends with my riches
Think retail therapy my new addiction
Who ever said money can’t solve your problems Must not have had enough money to solve them They say which one I say nah I want all of em Happiness is the same price as red bottoms

My smile is beaming
My skin is gleaming
The way it shine I know you seen it
I bought a crib just for the closet
Both his and hers
I want it
I got it yuh

I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
I want it, I got it
You like my hair?
Gee thanks, just bout it
I see it, I like it, I want it, I got it

Yea my receipts be looking like phone numbers
If it ain’t money then wrong number
Black card is my business card
The way it be setting the tone for me
I don’t mean to brag but I be like
Put it in the bag (Yea)
When you see them racks
They stacked up like my ass yea (Shoot)
Go from the store to the booth
Make it all back in one loop
Gimme the loot
Never mind I got the juice
Nothing but net when we shoot
Look at my neck
Look at my jet
Ain’t got enough money to pay me respect
Ain’t no budget when I’m on the set
If I like it then that’s what I get
uh huh
Norwegian pop star Sigrid releases the defiant new single ‘Don’t Feel Like Crying’,
Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:15:00 +0000
Norwegian pop star Sigrid has just released the defiant new single ‘Don’t Feel Like Crying’, ahead of her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch, out 8 March 2019 on Island Records. The 22-year-old’s epic songs are tales of the unexpected; fearless musical collages and shout-outs to human resilience, starting at the piano in Norway, “There’s a certain grace to heartache”, says Sigrid, “A sort of…epic grace! I like good, heartfelt pop songs,” which is the foundation of Sigrid’s extraordinary debut Sucker Punch.

Sigrid’s rebellious pop was catapulted into the public consciousness with the zeitgeist defining ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’; the certified-Gold ‘Strangers’, A-List record ‘High Five’, critically lauded RAW EP and new single ‘Sucker Punch’. With performances at The Royal Variety Show, the Nobel Peace Prize and headlining Brixton Academy under her belt, Sigrid undertakes her biggest support tour to date with George Ezra in March, playing arena’s including O2 London.

We have all witnessed an incredible new talent over the last two years: Sigrid has won BBC Sound of 2018, debuted at Glastonbury, lit up festivals across Reading, Roskilde, Coachella and Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend, bewitched TV audiences from opening Later…with Jools Holland, The Late Late Show with James Corden and wowing Dame Helen Mirren on the Graham Norton Show. With streaming numbers reaching 400M globally, the Norwegian sensation is undoubtedly set to continue her ascent with non-conformist and progressive attitudes to the femininity in the pop landscape.

 
George Ezra Support SOLD OUT

07 March 2019 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
08 March 2019 Leeds First Direct Arena
09 March 2019 Liverpool Echo Arena
11 March 2019 Brighton Brighton Centre
12 March 2019 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
13 March 2019 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
15 March 2019 Glasgow SSE Hydro
16 March 2019 Manchester Manchester Arena
17 March 2019 Birmingham Genting Arena
19 March 2019 London O2
20 March 2019 London O2
22 March 2019 Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
23 March 2019 Manchester Manchester Arena
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Maroon 5 Support

01 June 2019 Aalborg Molleparken
03 June 2019 Cologne Lanxess Arena
05 June 2019 Prague O2 Arena
06 June 2019 Krakow Tauron Arena
10 June 2019 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
11 June 2019 Paris Accors Hotel Arena
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‘SUCKER PUNCH’ ALBUM IS OUT ON 8 MARCH 2019
MIRAA MAY DROPS ‘NOBODY’ VIDEO
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 15:57:00 +0000
Today Miraa May releases her second video ‘Nobody’, filmed by friend Mahaneela (Sampha, Steve Lacy) as a montage of Miraa’s enlightening trip to LA. The personal VHS home video feel and the surrounding LA backdrop capture Miraa’s positive policy of self confidence: “I wanted the video to be extremely inclusive. My main goal was for people of all races and religions to feel represented and appreciated, and to shed light on positivity because the world has been so dark recently. It was starting to suck the life out of me. I also wanted to showcase how beautiful happiness is. When I watch the video I feel happy,” says Miraa in an interview with Notion.

‘Nobody’ is lifted from Care Package, the 5-track EP which introduces a new artist who will make you move, think, laugh, cry and feel. The Algerian born, Tottenham based singer-songwriter takes inspiration from the north London streets where she grew up, from the friendships and the experiences of a life lived.

In 2014 Miraa May debuted with her first EP titled ‘The Beginning’. The EP, alongside a handful of raw and soulful live performances, attracted the ears of Award winning, legendary producer Salaam Remi (Amy Winehouse, Nas, The Fugees) who produced her second EP N15. Now Miraa releases her most unapologetic, frank and heartfelt collection yet. ‘Care Package’ documents a young woman living life to the full, discussing big themes like love, life, sadness, relationships, cooking, gaming or Anime (which inspired the Care Package artwork). These five songs, and if you take some time to check out Miraa’s Instagram, give an insight into the character behind this remarkable music. ‘Care Package’ is out now on Island Records.

MIRAA MAY DROPS ‘NOBODY’ VIDEO - ‘Nobody’ is lifted from Care Package, the 5-track EP
Listen to ‘Care Package’ here: https://MiraaMay.lnk.to/CarePackage
Watch ‘Nobody’ video here: https://MiraaMay.lnk.to/NobodyPR
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MIRAA MAY  ‘NOBODY’ VIDEO
“Making music on her own terms” - Wonderland
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MIRAA MAY ‘CARE PACKAGE’ EP OUT NOW
The Specials - Vote For Me (Lyric Video)
Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:42:00 +0000
The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, follow the announcement of ‘Encore’, their first new album in 37 years, with the release of their new single “Vote For Me’ via UMC /Island Records. ’Vote For Me’, the first new Specials single since the band’s era-defining 1981 no. 1 ‘Ghost Town’, was written and produced by founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Horace Panter together with long-time collaborator Torp Larsen and addresses the same social and political issues which were prevalent when the band formed in the late 70s

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

The Specials will take to the road in the UK and abroad throughout 2019 in support of the new album. The track-listing for ‘Encore’ is as follows:

CD1
Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
B.L.M.
Vote For Me
The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
Breaking Point
Blam Blam Fever
The Ten Commandments featuring Saffiyah Khan
Embarrassed By You
The Life And Times Of A Man Called Depression
We Sell Hope

ARIANA GRANDE releases "Imagine", the new song lifted from her highly anticipated fifth studio album due to be released next year
Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:39:00 +0000
Weeks after Ariana Grande released the smash hit 'thank u, next', the hardest working woman in pop just dropped another song.
Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar ARIANA GRANDE releases "Imagine", the new song lifted from her highly anticipated fifth studio album due to be released next year on Republic/Island Records . The brand-new song was produced by Happy Perez and Andrew "Pop" Wansel. Listen to "Imagine" below.
After dropping the most anticipated video of the year 'thank u, next'. The noughties female-lead-movie inspired video moment has become the most viewed YouTube and VEVO video ever in 24 hours (with the premiere setting new record 829K viewers/ 427K Comments). The video now has over 170M views. 'thank u, next', spent the 6th week as the UK's Official #1 single and Ariana Grande has spent the longest time at #1 for a female artist in 2018. The track is still #1 on Spotify UK & Global top 50, with almost 300M Spotify streams.

Ariana Grande has become the most listened to artist worldwide on Spotify; surpassing the mark of 46.9 million monthly listeners, overtaking Selena Gomez for the worldwide No.1 spot.

 WATCH "IMAGINE" LYRIC VIDEO HERE


LISTEN TO IMAGINE HERE
Ariana Grande also spends her sixth week at number 1 in the official UK charts.
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Words from Ariana:
"But for those of you asking about imagine: I would say if 'thank u, next' = acceptance... 'imagine' = denial. hope that makes sense."
Republic Records, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, has released the Official Soundtrack Album for Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse.
Sat, 15 Dec 2018 17:10:00 +0000
Republic Records, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, has released the Official Soundtrack Album for Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse. The soundtrack features the previously released, RIAA Gold certified single “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” by Post Malone & Swae Lee as well as new music from Nicki Minaj and Anuel AA, a collaboration entitled “Familia (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” which also features Bantu. The full track listing can be found below.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and 21 Jump Street, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.

“It was important to the filmmakers to give Miles’s world a soundtrack that not only feels relevant but also timeless – a collection of songs that build a feeling of inclusivity and optimism that define the movie’s core message that anyone can wear the mask,” said Spring Aspers, Head of Music, Creative Affairs Worldwide for Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Motion Picture Group.

Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse opened in U.S. theaters on December 14.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Soundtrack From and Inspired by the Motion Picture)

1. What’s up Danger Blackway & Black Caviar
2. Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) Post Malone & Swae Lee
3. Way Up Jaden Smith
4. Familia (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) Nicki Minaj & Anuel Aa (feat. Bantu)
5. Invincible Aminé
6. Start a Riot Duckwrth & Shaboozey
7. Hide* Juice WRLD (feat. Seezyn)
8. Memories Thutmose
9. Save the Day Ski Mask & Jacquees (feat. Coi Leray & LouGotCash)
10. Let Go** Beau Young Prince
11. Scared of the Dark* Lil Wayne & Ty Dolla $ign (feat. XXXTentacion)
12. Elevate DJ Khalil (feat. YBN Cordae, Denzel Curry, SwaVay, Trevor Rich)
13. Home Vince Staples
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* Different version from the film.
** Not in the film.
 Republic Records, in collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, has released the Official Soundtrack Album for Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse.
Get the Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack HERE

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Sigrid announces her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch, set for release on 1 March 2019
Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:18:00 +0000
Today Sigrid announces her highly anticipated debut albumSucker Punch, set for release on 1 March 2019 on Island Records. The Norwegian pop star’s experience over the last year has been the backdrop for her debut record. From writing at the piano of the stunning Ocean Sound Recordings in her hometown of Alesund, to winning the BBC Sound of 2018, Sigrid’s epic songs are tales of the unexpected; fearless musical collages and shout-outs to human resilience.

“I figured out early on that it’s gonna be difficult for me to try and be anything other than who I am. I always said if I’m gonna do this it’s easiest to be myself and look like myself, where I can recognise myself,” Says Sigrid.

Sigrid’s defiant pop was catapulted into the public consciousness last year with the zeitgeist defining ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’; the certified-Gold ‘Strangers’, A-List record ‘High Five’, critically lauded RAW EP and new single ‘Sucker Punch’. The pop prodigy has also been chosen to perform at the Royal Variety Show, out on 11 December, and Top of the Pops Christmas special, as well as supporting George Ezra in March on his mammoth arena tour, and Maroon 5 in June. Sigrid’s debut album is now available for pre-order below.

We have all witnessed an incredible new talent: Sigrid has won BBC Sound of 2018, debuted at Glastonbury, headlined Shepherd’s Bush Empire, lit up festivals across Reading, Roskilde, Coachella and Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend, sang at the Nobel Peace Prize concert, bewitched TV audiences from opening Later…with Jools Holland, The Late Late Show with James Corden and wowing Dame Helen Mirren on the Graham Norton Show. With streaming numbers reaching 400M globally, the 22-year-old Norwegian sensation is undoubtedly set to continue her ascent with non-conformist and progressive attitudes to the femininity in the pop landscape with ‘Sucker Punch’.

Sigrid announces her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch, set for release on 1 March 2019
George Ezra Support SOLD OUT
07 March 2019 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
08 March 2019 Leeds First Direct Arena
09 March 2019 Liverpool Echo Arena
11 March 2019 Brighton Brighton Centre
12 March 2019 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
13 March 2019 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
15 March 2019 Glasgow SSE Hydro
16 March 2019 Manchester Manchester Arena
17 March 2019 Birmingham Genting Arena
19 March 2019 London O2
20 March 2019 London O2
22 March 2019 Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
23 March 2019 Manchester Manchester Arena
Maroon 5 Support
01 June 2019 Aalborg Molleparken
03 June 2019 Cologne Lanxess Arena
05 June 2019 Prague O2 Arena
06 June 2019 Krakow Tauron Arena
10 June 2019 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
11 June 2019 Paris Accors Hotel Arena
 Sigrid announces her highly anticipated debut album Sucker Punch, set for release on 1 March 2019
THE ‘SUCKER PUNCH’ ALBUM IS OUT ON 1 MARCH 2019
LISTEN TO SUCKER PUNCH ACOUSTIC HERE:https://Sigrid.lnk.to/SP_AcousticPR
PRE-ORDER SIGRID’S DEBUT ALBUM HERE: https://Sigrid.lnk.to/Pre-orderPR
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The Specials release new single "Vote for Me"
Sat, 08 Dec 2018 18:12:00 +0000
The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, follow the announcement of ‘Encore’, their first new album in 37 years, with the release of their new single “Vote For Me’ via UMC /Island Records. ’Vote For Me’, the first new Specials single since the band’s era-defining 1981 no. 1 ‘Ghost Town’, was written and produced by founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding, Horace Panter together with long-time collaborator Torp Larsen and addresses the same social and political issues which were prevalent when the band formed in the late 70s

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of The Specials and the legendary Two-Tone label in Coventry in 1979, and also marks 10 years since the band reformed to play some of the most vital and joyous live shows in recent memory.

The Specials will take to the road in the UK and abroad throughout 2019 in support of the new album. The track-listing for ‘Encore’ is as follows:

CD1
  1. Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
  2. B.L.M.
  3. Vote For Me
  4. The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
  5. Breaking Point
  6. Blam Blam Fever
  7. The Ten Commandments featuring Saffiyah Khan
  8. Embarrassed By You
  9. The Life And Times Of A Man Called Depression
  10. We Sell Hope
The Specials release new single "Vote for Me"

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