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Metro Boomin releases surprise new album "NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES"
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 10:23:00 +0000
Metro Boomin has just released a surprise new album

NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES

LISTEN HERE - https://metroboomin.lnk.to/_NAHWC

Tracklisting:
  1. 10AM/Save The World (Feat. Gucci Mane)
  2. Overdue (Feat. Travis Scott)
  3. Don’t Come Out The House (Feat. 21 Savage)
  4. Dream Catcher (Feat. Swae Lee & Travis Scott)
  5. Space Cadet (Feat. Gunna)
  6. 10 Freaky Girls (Feat. 21 Savage)
  7. Up To Something (Feat. Young Thug & Travis Scott)
  8. Only 1 (Interlude) (Feat. Travis Scott)
  9. Lesbian (Feat. Gunna & Young Thug)
  10. Borrowed Love (Feat. Swae Lee & WizKid)
  11. Only You (Feat. WizKid, Offset & J Balvin)
  12. No More (Feat. Travis Scott, Kodak Black & 21 Savage)
  13. No Complaints (Feat. Offset & Drake) (Bonus)
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Metro Boomin releases surprise new album "NOT ALL HEROES WEAR CAPES"
"Stripped-down soul with heartfelt rock" - JamesDavis EP Lamplighter out now.
Mon, 05 Nov 2018 19:38:00 +0000
It’s simple. Really. JamesDavis is a band of three musician siblings who have now come together after separately deciding they needed a way to express the songs that were constantly forming in their heads. Comprised of fraternal twin sisters Jess and Rey along with their brother Auston, their music blends stripped-down soul with heartfelt rock,taking influence from music greats such as: Leon Ware, Curtis Mayfield, Tina Turner, Mary J. Blige, Janis Joplin, Bob Dylan, Kings of Leon & Fleetwood Mac.

What has essentially been a private project, James Davis has started performing live with a bare setup. Rey plays guitar and sings, Auston is on keyboards, and vocals & the pads, while Jess offers her voice. Until now JamesDavis has been very much under the radar, an anomaly in today’s musical landscape. They’ve held tightly to their songs, because they know they’re valuable. Now they’re ready, for you with their new EP “Lamplighter”.

#JamesDavies Debut EP "Lamplighter" out now


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#JamesDavies Debut EP "Lamplighter" out now

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“The best family band since the Sisters Haim" - Elle
"These three LA siblings will have you hooked 24 seconds in” - NoiseyJamesDavis share their new EP, “Lamplighter”
Sigrid releases explosive 'Sucker Punch' video
Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:39:00 +0000
‘Sucker Punch’ cements the Norwegian star Sigrid’s rise to pop prominence. The singer, songwriter and arranger today releases the colossal video to the single, working with acclaimed directors AB/CD/CD to create a confident, spontaneous, authentic pop-tastic visual. The 22-year-old progressive talent says: “The video is a bit mad, and that’s the whole point, as there’s a lot going on in the song. It’s filmed in London and the set design was so good, what a team. I hope people have fun watching it; and dance, sing and laugh. If you’re wondering if you can buy the Sigrid Tacos...we should make that happen!”

Sigrid was catapulted into the public consciousness last year with the zeitgeist defining Don’t Kill My Vibe; with the certified-Gold Strangers, A-List record ‘High Five’ and critically lauded RAW EP following. The pop prodigy will now play her biggest sold-out headline to date on 12 November, as she takes on O2 Brixton Academy and tours the UK, as well as being chosen to perform at the Royal Variety Show and The Jonathan Ross Show. Sigrid will also support George Ezra in March on his mammoth arena tour, and Maroon 5 in June.

In the last 18 months we’ve all recognised a stunning 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. The 22-year-old Norwegian sensation has also been nominated for Best Artist at the 2018 UK Music Video Awards (alongside Bjork, Christine and the Queens and Florence + The Machine), with streaming numbers today reaching 400 million worldwide. Sigrid is undoubtedly set to continue her ascent with non-conformist and progressive attitudes to the femininity in the pop landscape with ‘Sucker Punch’.
Headline Tour
 04 November 2018 Birmingham O2 Birmingham Academy SOLD OUT
 05 November 2018 Dublin Olympia
 07 November 2018 Glasgow O2 Glasgow Academy
08 November 2018 Manchester Manchester Albert Hall
 09 November 2018 Manchester Manchester Albert Hall SOLD OUT
12 November 2018 London O2 Brixton Academy SOLD OUT
15 November 2018 Paris Gaite Lyrique
 19 November 2018 Amsterdam Melkweg
20 November 2018 Brussels La Madeleine
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

WATCH SUCKER PUNCH VIDEO HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uHt2LrCSWg


Sucker Punch is out now on Island Records.
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The Specials to release new Album "Encore"
Sat, 27 Oct 2018 16:48:00 +0000
The Specials, one of the most electrifying, influential and important bands of all time, release “Encore”, their first new music for 37 years via UMC /Island Records on February 1st. 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 10-song “Encore” was produced by Specials founding members Terry Hall, Lynval Golding and Horace Panter alongside Danish musician/producer Torp Larsen and indeed is the first time Hall, Golding & Panter have recorded new material together since the band’s 1981 No.1 single Ghost Town.

The Specials will take to the road in the UK and abroad throughout 2019 in support of the new album.

HMV customers can pre-order ‘Encore’ on CD or vinyl before 11.59pm on Monday 29th October 2018 for first access to 2019 UK tour tickets. Fans who have pre-ordered the album online or in-store from Friday 26th October 2018 until 11.59pm on Monday 29th October 2018 will receive an email with their pre-sale code after 2pm on Tuesday 30th October 2018. Tour dates will be announced on Tuesday 30th October. Pre-sale access will be from 9am on Wednesday 31st October, ahead of tickets going on general sale on Friday 2nd November.

The track-listing 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
Embarrassed By You
The Life And Times Of A Man Called Depression
We Sell Hope
CD2
The Best Of The Specials Live
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Side One
Black Skin Blue Eyed Boys
B.L.M.
Vote For Me
The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum
Breaking Point
Side Two
Blam Blam Fever
The Ten Commandments
Embarrassed By You
The Life And Times Of A Man Called Depression
We Sell Hope

The Specials to release new Album "Encore"
Ray Blk Tour Support for Rudimental
Sat, 13 Oct 2018 14:09:00 +0000
Delivering the brash honesty of rap music, with her unique blend of soul and R&B spirit, Ray BLK weaves between genre boundaries borrowing the elements she requires to reach her goals. “I feel proud when my music connects with people,” says the 23-year-old, real name Rita Ekwere, who was born in Nigeria and raised in Catford, South London.

Ray’s first experiences of music came at a very early age, when she recalls dancing to Missy Elliott and Timbaland on MTV Bass at the age of seven “From that age I thought, this is what I want to do,” she recalls. “I remember singing and dancing along to all of it and thinking ‘Oh my god, I'd love to be doing this.’”

From the age of ten, Ray was already setting her dream in motion, filling her school notebooks with original song lyrics, prompting teachers to put her on a gifted and talented music programme. Despite her early experiments with music, it wasn’t until her final year of studying English Literature at university that she decided she wanted to share her music with the world. Delving into a catalogue of rough recordings she’d been making since the age of sixteen, she picked out her strongest songs and began scouring YouTube for instrumentals. The songs told the tale of a broken hearted girl who grew to hate men, and reminded her of a character from her studies, hence she titled it Havisham, based on the Dickensian spinster from Great Expectations.

Lyrically, Ray’s music is very candid; she isn’t trying to gloss over situations and paint her life as a fairytale. “I say it how it is,” Ray admits. “The music that I love is the stuff that gives it to you raw. Then you can really connect with it. I listen predominantly to rap music, which is like that all the time, so I think the influences come from there. It’s important to stand for something, to have my music stand for something,” says Ray. “So these are things that are really important to me.” The surname BLK that she’s adopted, is a constant reminder of her values: Building Living Knowing.

At the end of 2015 Ray released ‘50/50’ a track that would open up a new chapter in her career. Premiering on I-D Magazine with a visual depicting BLK and her all-girl mob hanging out in her native Catford, from the streets to the salon, as she tells the tale of a rocky relationship with a drug dealer with commitment issues. The Aston Rudi-produced track would snowball in popularity, securing A-List spots with 1Xtra and Rinse FM, record of the week from Huw Stephens, spins from Annie Mac, Julie Adenuga and Toddla T as well as the support of media platforms such as Complex, Noisey, HypeTrak and MTV. The attention came as a surprise: “I’m really happy with how well the track has been received. I definitely didn’t expect it to be noticed as much as it has been, particularly since I put it out on my own channel.”

She’d follow up with ‘My Hood’, a proud tribute to South London featuring Stormzy which she’d deliver an epic performance of on BBC 2’s ‘Later… with Jools Holland’, and again with the SG Lewis-assisted ‘Chill Out’. Both tracks would land on ‘Durt’, a diverse seven track mini-album - also featuring Wretch 32 - that demonstrates the scope of her capabilities. “This new body of work feels so different,” says Ray. She’s discovered a groove that lies between London’s forward-thinking electronic production and the Bad Boy Records remixes that she grew up on. “Beforehand I was using found instrumentals, so none of them were tailored to me,” she explains. “Now I’m blessed to be working with people to actually create something that feels like me.”

The project saw her continue to snowball, selling out a trio of headline shows in the capital and refining her spellbinding live shows. “The goal is to make people feel something,” she explains. “I love doing shows. I’m so scared before every single one, but I love every single one. I want to do more shows in front of bigger audiences and connect with more people.” It’s something that she will get a taste of when she joins Emeli Sandé on her Long Live the Angels later this month.

In January voters named her the winner of the BBC Sound of 2017 poll against some heavy competition. “Winning the BBC Sound of 2017 has to be the most surprising thing that’s happened to me thus far,” she reflects. “I’m particularly proud to be a part of this year’s list as it’s full of so much talent, some of whom are independent artists like myself. I really hope that inspires the next generation of artists.” BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens was also delighted by the result, admitting: “Some artists have that magic about them. I’ve played everything I’ve heard from Ray BLK on my BBC Radio 1 show. She has a real, raw talent that cuts through so strongly. She is the real deal.”

Ray celebrated the win with the release of a new single ‘Patience (Freestyle)’ which exhibits the realness that she’s been celebrated for. Recorded in Los Angeles, the conversational song sees her switching between singing and rapping as she examines a generation desperate to give up anything in exchange for fame and fortune. “Slow and steady wins the race,” she sings on the chorus, opting to focus on her own lane. ‘Patience (Freestyle)’ sums her approach up perfectly. Authentic, relatable and always honest; Ray BLK in here for the long run.
Rudimental upcoming tour dates with support from Ray Blk.
  • Tuesday 16th October – O2 Academy Glasgow
  • Thursday 18th October – O2 Academy Leeds
  • Saturday 20th October – O2 Academy Sheffield 
  • Tuesday 23rd Ocotber – O2 Apollo Manchester 
Ray Blk Tour Support for Rudimental October Glasgow, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester
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Post Malone to embark on his first European Arena Tour in 2019. Tickets available today/
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:44:00 +0000
Continuing his global domination, history-making multiplatinum Dallas, TX artist Post Malone touches down in Europe next year for a full-scale headline tour. The superstar will take over arenas throughout Europe as he brings his chart-crushing second full-length beerbongs & bentleys [Republic Records & Island Records] across the pond. Tickets go on sale October 12. Get them here.

Post Malone stirs a mix of genres into his own sonic sound that’s both intoxicating and invigorating. His RIAA Platinum certified debut album, Stoney, led the genre-bending Dallas, TX artist to his first Top 10 Billboard 200 and first #1 R&B/Hip-Hop Album while being the “#1 Debut Hip-Hop Artist of 2016”.

In 2018, his sophomore album, beerbongs & bentleys, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 at #1 and achieved one the year’s “biggest streaming weeks ever”. Additionally, Post charted nine songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100, notching “the most songs in the Top 20 of the Hot 100.” Moreover, he also smashed the record for most simultaneous Top 40 Hot 100 hits with 14. As beerbongs & bentleys returned to #1 for the second consecutive week on the Top 200, his domination shows no sign of slowing down.

WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR ‘BETTER NOW’ HERE
The tour launches on Valentine’s Day Thursday February 14 at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, plays historic venues around Europe and comes to a close at the Legendary O2 Arena in London Wednesday March 13th.
TOUR DATES
  • Thursday, 14th February, 2019 Ireland, Dublin 3Arena
  • Saturday, 16th February, 2019 UK, Birmingham Resorts World Arena
  • Sunday, 17th February, 2019 UK, Glasgow SSE Hydro
  • Tuesday, 19th February, 2019 UK, Manchester Manchester Arena
  • Friday, 22nd February, 2019 France, Paris AccorHotels Arena
  • Sunday, 25th February, 2019 Holland, Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
  • Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 Germany, Hamburg Barclaycard Arena
  • Friday, 1st March, 2019 Sweden, Stockholm Ericsson Globe
  • Saturday, 2nd March, 2019 Denmark, Copenhagen Royal Arena
  • Monday, 4th March, 2019 Germany, Berlin Mercedes-Benz Arena
  • Tuesday, 5th March, 2019 Germany, Munich Olympiahalle
  • Thursday, 7th March, 2019 Switzerland, Zurich Hallenstadion
  • Saturday, 9th March, 2019 Germany, Oberhausen König-Pilsener-Arena
  • Monday, 11th March, 2019 Belgium, Antwerp Sportpaleis
  • Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 UK, London O2 Arena
Post Malone to embark on his first European Arena Tour in 2019. Tickets available today.
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FIRST EUROPEAN ARENA TOUR 
Sigrid drops new single 'Sucker Punch' plus live dates November 2018 and beyond
Mon, 08 Oct 2018 15:09:00 +0000
Today, groundbreaking Norwegian pop star Sigrid releases the highly-anticipated new single Sucker Punch, following her critically acclaimed RAW EP and incredible festival performances at Reading & Leeds and Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend. Highlighting the breadth of Sigrid’s maturing talent and aptitude for song writing, Sucker Punch cements the 22-year-old’s rise to pop prominence. Sigrid also drops an augmented reality lyric video using new technology, which has a ‘smartphone’ aesthetic mirroring the masses of social content that populates our life every day, with the augmented reality twist.

“Sucker Punch is one of my favourite songs so far and I’ve been so excited for release day! Emily Warren, Martin Sjølie and I made it when we were in Ocean Sound Recordings in my hometown a while ago. The song is just a result of our usual way of working: talking, cooking, strolling, singing, dancing, experimenting...! Ugh it was so fun - just like the track itself.” Says Sigrid

LISTEN TO ‘SUCKER PUNCH’ HERE:
WATCH AUGMENTED REALITY LYRIC VIDEO:


With the colossal A-List record ‘High Five’, the certified-Gold Strangers, and zeitgeist defining Don’t Kill My Vibe – which catapulted Sigrid into the public consciousness last year – the pop star will play her biggest headline to date on 12 November, as she takes on O2 Brixton Academy. Sigrid will also support George Ezra in March on his arena tour, as well as Maroon 5 in June.

From winning the BBC Sound of 2018, to moving Helen Mirren on the Graham Norton Show and storming the stage at her Shepherds Bush Empire headline, Sigrid’s unforgettably impassioned live performances have sparked mass appreciation and defiant, rebellious pop songs. With her Spotify following tripling since the start of the year, and streaming numbers reaching almost 400M globally, Sigrid is undoubtedly set to continue her ascent with non-conformist and progressive attitudes to femininity with ‘Sucker Punch’.

Live Dates

04 November 2018 Birmingham O2 Birmingham Academy

05 November 2018 Dublin Olympia

07 November 2018 Glasgow O2 Glasgow Academy

09 November 2018 Manchester Manchester Albert Hall

12 November 2018 London O2 Brixton Academy

15 November 2018 Paris Gaite Lyrique

19 November 2018 Amsterdam Melkweg

20 November 2018 Brussels La Madeleine

George Ezra Support

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

Sigrid - 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

Sucker Punch is out now on Island Records. 
Sigrid drops new single 'Sucker Punch'
 
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WHO SAID WHAT
“On a meteoric rise” - The Sunday Times
“An icon in the making” -
Grazia
“Pop empowerment” -
Noisey
“Pop sensation” – VOGUE “Sigrid blows us away, again” - Line Of Best Fit
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The Burberry September 2018 Runway Show, London (4K)
Tue, 02 Oct 2018 17:31:00 +0000
KAILEE MORGUE REVEALS THE VIDEO FOR HER LATEST SINGLE "SIREN"
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:24:00 +0000
A few weeks ago, Kailee Morgue headed up NYLON's Soundcheck. Now, she's premiering the video to her track "Siren" exclusively with NYLON.

Morgue is a relative newcomer, first popping on our radars when she created a video for her song "Medusa" in her own bedroom, garnering 100,000 likes in a single night. "Siren" is the follow-up in which Morgue gets to play the villain. "The Greek mythology references picks up where my first single 'Medusa' left off," she explains. "But this one has a much more sinister tone. The balance between lofty vocal and the sexy, unsettling instrumental mirrors the temptation to do something forbidden or ill-advised."

"Siren," which premiered on BBC Radio 1's Best New Pop, arrives hot on the heels of Morgue's viral hits, "Do You Feel This Way" (feat. Whethan), "F**k U" and last year's breakout track, "Medusa," which catapulted her into an overnight success after she posted a live performance of the song on Twitter. "Medusa" became the title track from her debut EP, which was released last autumn.

The visuals, from start to finish, were all Morgue's vision. "This is the first music video that I completely thought up the concept for and directed myself", she says. "I modernized the story of the siren, but still wanted to keep the underwater feel." The girl knows exactly what she wants, and made sure she got it (and the results are incredible). "While the video as a whole is dark and sexy," Morgue adds, "I also wanted to include scenes where the colors are lighter to give you a sense of innocence and sympathy for this siren." Morgue also came up with the set design, sourced the wardrobes and props, and found and hired a local video team in her hometown of Phoenix, AZ.


With ever-changing hair colour and DIY tattoos, the anime-obsessed 20-year-old Phoenix-based gothic pop siren, Kailee Morgue, casts a sonic spell with her music. A self-described "introvert" and the second oldest of six kids, she found solace in the sounds of fellow sonic sorceresses, such as Stevie Nicks and Gwen Stefani, as well as bands like Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and more. By the age of ten, she picked up her first guitar, began quietly writing songs before eventually posting tracks on Soundcloud.

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"...our fave witchy popstar..." – i-DT

KAILEE MORGUE REVEALS THE VIDEO
FOR HER LATEST SINGLE "SIREN"
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LISTEN TO "SIREN" HERE
RIP Aretha Franklin - "A Natural Woman"
Thu, 16 Aug 2018 17:29:00 +0000
Summer Sounds from Spring King as the band release second track 'I Hum' from forthcoming sophomore album 'A Better Life' + Annie Mac 'Hottest Record' - OUT NOW
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:03:00 +0000
Today Spring King share ‘The Hum’, the massive new single from their forthcoming album A Better Life. Taking the bands trademark choruses to the next level, ‘The Hum’ is a raucous chant-along roar of fight-for-your life invincibility. The track was premiered last night by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 and can be streamed/purchased now.

Of the track, Spring King’s James Green says: “"The Hum’ is a song about returning to old haunts and old memories, and attempting to relive those visceral experiences and emotions, whilst realising that you've allowed yourself to slip into a life that wasn't necessarily what you'd planned. It also came to encompass all the broader themes that the album touches on - self-reflection, overcoming adversity and negativity, and a constant striving for something better.”

A Better Life is released August 31 via Island Records. A stunning evolution from their 2016 debut, Tell Me If You Like To, the new album is a primal, joyous demand for no less than a better world. A Better Life finds the Manchester four-piece fully collaborating; the result is an astounding volcanic flare of musical energy, born of an equally collective confidence from Tarek and his bandmates Pete Darlington (guitar), Andy Morton (guitar) and James Green (bass).

A Better Life is produced once again by Tarek, who won the Self-Producing Artist of the Year at the Music Producer’s Guild Awards 2017 for his work on Spring King’s debut Tell Me If You Like To. Musically, however, A Better Life is a triumphant advancement of their previous material and the sound of the band truly understanding their own power.

Spring King recently announced their biggest ever UK tour for this September - culminating in shows at London’s O2 Forum Kentish Town and Manchester’s O2 Ritz. This weekend they play Sheffield’s Tramlines Festival and will also make appearances at RiZe and Reading and Leeds Festivals. Tickets for all dates are available now.

Spring King festival dates
  • 22nd July Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
  • 18th August RiZe Festival, Cheltenham
  • 25th August Reading Festival, Reading
  • 26th August Leeds Festival, Bramham Park
  • 1st September Bingley Music Live, Bingley
Headline tour dates
  • 19th September St Lukes, Glasgow
  • 20th September The Cluny, Newcastle
  • 21st September Plug 2, Sheffield
  • 22nd September O2 Academy 2, Liverpool
  • 25th September Thekla, Bristol
  • 26th September Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
  • 27th September O2 Institute 2, Birmingham
  • 28th September O2 Forum Kentish Town, London
  • 29th September O2 Ritz, Manchester
Spring King Band release track 'I Hum' from forthcoming sophomore album 'A Better Life'- Photo copyright Hollie Fernando (All rights reserved)
Spring King (Tarek Musa, Peter Darlington, James Green, Andrew Morton) Photo copyright Hollie Fernando (All rights reserved)
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Steve Burns - Mighty Little Man (Official Audio)
Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:40:00 +0000
Kai Jack gives New Bohemians & Edie Brickell’s classic ‘What I Am’ nostalgia-inducing remix treatment
Fri, 11 May 2018 15:35:00 +0000
Set to soundtrack the summer across the UK and beyond, London's Kai Jack gives Edie Brickell and the New Bohemian's nostalgia-inducing classic 'What I Am' a fresh spin for 2018.
 
When Kai Jack plays, everyone is welcome to the party. Kai Jack captures the essence of the dance scene at its inception to create fun, accessible rhythmic music that works as well in your car as it does on the dance-floor. What I Am marks the beginning of a fun and friendly project, a push back at dance music that takes itself too seriously.
 
Kai Jack says "having been obsessed with MTV while at school, the original "What I Am" was a track that got played stacks. It was even featured in an episode of Beavis and Butthead which must have been on about 1000 times! The original has such an amazing groove to it, and Kai Jack is all about capturing the essence of quality music and delivering it to today's dance music loving audience."

What I Am

Kai Jack - What I Am Released May 11th
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What I Am is out now on Island Records.
Sean Paul releases the Major Lazer produced "Tip Pon It" Video
Mon, 30 Apr 2018 12:14:00 +0000
Dancehall legend, Grammy Award winner, and maker of some of the most memorable videos in pop, Sean Paul, unleashes the video for his brand new Major Lazer produced Island single “Tip Pon It”.  The video, shot on location in Paris, was directed by legendary French artist and director Alex Courtes, who also appears in the video, and who has worked with the likes of Daft Punk, Kylie Minogue and The White Stripes. 
Tip Pon It comes hot in the heels of Sean’s latest single the David Guetta produced Mad Love which features rising Mexican / American star Becky G who has been enjoying massive success in the US with her huge hit single “Mayores”.

Sean Paul, who was recently presented with a plaque from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for selling a staggering 26 million records, has been enjoying an unbroken string of massive hit singles in the 2 years, most recently with the single Body featuring Atlanta superstars Migos which was the follow up to the worldwide hit No Lie featuring Dua Lipa. Add Tek Weh Yuh Heart with Tory Lanez, and the Clean Bandit collaboration Rockabye, which spent nine weeks at number one in the UK charts and, of course, his Grammy nominated Number 1 Billboard, global smash with Sia on Cheap Thrills, and it is fair to say that the reggae superstar has rarely been away from the higher reaches of the charts.

Sean Paul is without doubt one of the most instantly recognisable voices in music and he has continued his remarkable strike rate over the last year with a string of hits. In 2002 “Dutty Rock” (fuelled by the massive hit singles “Gimme The Light “ and “Get Busy”) went double Platinum in US & UK  while 2006’s “Temperature” reached x4 Platinum in US with sales of over 4m. Over the span of his career, Sean Paul has worked with some of the world’s biggest artists including Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Busta Rhymes, Sia, Kelly Rowland, Enrique Iglesias and 2Chainz, and has also partnered with reggae and dancehall acts such as Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, Chi Chi Ching, Mr. Vegas, Beenie Man, Ding Dong, Future Fambo, and Tami Chynn. Aside from being a top-notch performer, Sean Paul is a much sought after music producer and has created music with a number of top Jamaican artistes.

Sean Paul will be taking his wildly acclaimed live show on tour in Europe this summer, stay tuned for 
tour dates.



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ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES “NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY”
Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:13:00 +0000
Grammy Award®-nominated, multiplatinum, record-breaking superstar ARIANA GRANDE returns with her brand new single “No Tears Left To Cry” via Republic Records & Island Records. Get it HERE.

Produced by Max Martin and ILYA, written by Ariana, Max Martin, ILYA, and Savan Kotecha, “No Tears Left To Cry” is the first single from her upcoming highly anticipated full-length album.

In addition, she simultaneously unveiled the song’s music video, directed by Grammy Award®-winning director Dave Meyers, on VEVO this morning. Watch it HERE

With her powerful vocals and astonishing range, Ariana Grande has emerged as one of the most magnetic and massively successful performers in pop music today. At age 24 she’s delivered three platinum-selling albums and surpassed 18 billion streams, in addition to nabbing four Grammy Award nominations and landing eight hits in the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. With her most recent album — 2016’s critically acclaimed Dangerous Woman — Grande both boldly defies expectation and reveals the full force of her voice (recently hailed as an “extraordinary, versatile, limitless instrument” upon Grande’s appearance on Time’s “100 Most Influential People” list).

Since making her full-length debut with 2013’s Yours Truly (featuring the game-changing, triple-platinum smash “The Way”), Grande has brought her striking vocal presence to a genre-blurring breed of pop, taking on R&B, soul, and electronic music with equal nuance and assurance. Arriving in 2014, her sophomore effort, My Everything, garnered a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Vocal Album and spawned the 6x-platinum hits “Problem” and “Bang Bang” (a Grammy nominee for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance). Through the years, the longtime actress and former Broadway star has proven the scope of her talent by appearing on Scream Queens and Hairspray Live! and showcased her comedic chops by hosting Saturday Night Live. With her social media following now surging past 200 million, Grande has also earned numerous accolades from the MTV Video Music Awards, iHeartRadio Music Awards, and American Music Awards (including the highly coveted Artist of the Year prize).

The first artist in music history to see the lead single from her first three albums debut on the Billboard Hot 100, Grande embraced a more uncompromising vision than ever before in the making of Dangerous Woman. With People noting that the album “celebrates feminine might,” Entertainment Weekly praised Grande for “having something meaningful to say with that jaw-dropping voice — one of the most exquisite in pop today.” Grande wrapped up her widely lauded Dangerous Woman Tour in support of the album, performing 85 arena shows worldwide.

ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES “NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY”

ARIANA GRANDE RELEASES “NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY”




Discover the new clip from M.I.L.K. - Slow Emotions
Fri, 13 Apr 2018 11:55:00 +0000
Discover Copenhagen's rising talent, M.I.L.K's new clip. With its summery vibes, 'Slow Emotions' is resolutely more pop while retaining M.I.L.K.'s captivating singularity and unique voice, "Slow Emotions" (+700k Streams) is a taste of what's to come from his inaugural EP. "A memory of a memory of a postcard". Scroll down for video clip
Discover the new clip from M.I.L.K. - 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
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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"A Boat to an Island on the Wall" with Ben Howard taken from new album "Noonday Dream" plus tour dates
Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:29:00 +0000
"A Boat To An Island On The Wall" is the first new music that Ben and his band have shared since the release of his number 1 charting second album, "I Forget Where We Were", in October 2014. It welcomes in a new full length record, "Noonday Dream".

"Noonday Dream" was recorded in numerous studios between South West France and South West England, including Sawmills. It was produced by Ben.

"A Boat To An Island On The Wall" is a typically uncompromising, richly textured epic of an introduction to Ben’s next body of work. Tap here to listen to "A Boat To An Island On The Wall"

The transformation and development in Ben’s writing from his hugely successful debut LP back in 2011, to the immersive darkness of 2014’s I Forget Where We Were, and now on the cusp of another new sonic phase in Noonday Dream, could and should cement his status as one of the UK’s most gifted and unpredictable of artists.

Ben will perform live throughout 2018 with his sprawling six piece band. Dates listed below.

Pre-Order Ben Howards's new album "Noonday Dream" here
Pre-order "Noonday Dream" HERE
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Noonday Dream Tracklisting//
Nica Libres
The Towing Of The Line
A Boat To An Island On The Wall
What The Moon Does
Someone In The Doorway
All Down The Mines (interlude)
The Defeat
A Boat To An Island, Part II / Agatha’s Song
There’s Your Man
Murmurations
 See Ben Howard Live. Tickets will go on sale from Ben’s website on Friday 13th April:
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See Ben Howard Live:

27th May – Coliseu, Lisbon
28th May – Teatro Sa Da Bandeira, Porto
29th May – Teatro Victoria Eugenia, San Sebastian
1st June – E-Werk, Cologne
3rd June – Sentrum Scene, Oslo
4th June – Cirkus, Stockholm
6th June – Admiralpalast, Berlin
8th June – Stodola, Warsaw
9th June – Divadlo Archa, Prague
11th June – Salle Pleyel, Paris
13th June – Eventim Apollo, London
14th June – Eventim Apollo, London
28th June – Playhouse, Edinburgh
29th June – Albert Hall, Manchester
30th June – The Eden Sessions, Cornwall
3rd July – Nuits de Fourviere, Lyon
4th July – Anfiteatro del Vittoriale, Gardone Riviera
6th July – Rock Wertcher, Belgium
7th July – AFAS, Amsterdam
9th July – Rockhal, Luxembourg
13th July – Mad Cool Festival, Madrid
14th July – Cruilla Festival, Barcelona
1st September – Stradbally, Electric Picnic
8th September – Lollapalooza, Berlin
Tickets on sale from Ben’s website on Friday 13th April: www.benhowardofficial.co.uk  
Fans should ensure they are only buying tickets via official outlets.

Ben Howard "A Boat To An Island On The Wall"
Taken From The Forthcoming Album, 
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TAP HERE to Listen to "A Boat To An Island On The Wall"
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“Noonday Dream” - Released 1st June 2018 via Island Records.
Sigrid "I Don't Want to Know" premieres as Zane Lowe's World Record plus Tour and Festival Dates
Thu, 29 Mar 2018 14:06:00 +0000
‘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 Ålesund 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 11Jul                            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
 https://sigrid.lnk.to/IDontWantToKnowPR
‘Raw’ & ‘ I Don’t Want To Know’ is out now on Island Records
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BBC Sound Of 2018 winner new song "Raw" out now/Live Dates
Tue, 27 Mar 2018 12:12:00 +0000
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 Ålesund 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
    https://sigrid.lnk.to/RawPR
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    John Newman returns with brand new single "Fire in Me" via Island Records
    Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:47:00 +0000
    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.

     

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