|Focus Music Blog|
|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.
Watch here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaumoJFmHlY
|Flyte release new songs "Moon Unit" and "Victory Girls" - US Tour with SXSW Dates|
|Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:39:00 +0000|
Last week, Flyte performed to a packed Heath Street Baptist Church, using string quartet accompaniment to reimagine their critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Loved Ones’. Reminiscent of an MTV unplugged session, the night further established their reputation as a remarkable live experience. Having reached the end of seven months of touring, the band took a break on the Isle of Wight, to write and produce two completely new songs. The result was ‘Moon Unit’ - a nod to Frank Zappa’s daughter and an ode to the songs their parents would listen to on cassette during long drives- and ‘Victory Girls’ - a simple, melodic piece, which crosses history both lyrically and stylistically. The two tracks are produced and mixed by longtime friend and collaborator, Burke Reid (Courtney Barnett).
Flyte began to form when Will Taylor (vocals, guitar) and Jon Supran (drums, vocals) started playing together age 11 at their local comprehensive school. Later Nick Hill (bass, vocals) joined and finally Sam Berridge (keys, vocals) who they discovered singing down in the London Underground. Will’s parents were both English teachers and unavoidably, many a literary influence can be found in the music with the band taking its name from Sebastian Flyte of Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited. After a video of Will and Sam covering Joni Mitchell's took in millions of views and following the band's highly successful monthly night at the Moth Club in Hackney, the band signed a deal with Island Records.
In Autumn 2017, the band released their debut album The Loved Ones to acclaim. They have since been touring the UK and Europe extensively, with a headline sold-out show at Scala, and tour supports with the likes of The Lemon Twigs and Lord Huron. Now Flyte travel to America for the first time, taking their road-trip-worthy catalogue to SXSW, New York and LA.
US TOUR DATES:
Killing Moon & Reverb Nation w/ Metro UK SXSW 13 March
Central Presbyterian Church SXSW 14 March
British Music SXSW 16 March
"Best Lil’ Big Fest” SXSW 17 March
School Night @ Bardot LA 19 March
Mercury Lounge NY 21 March
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|British star Arjun presents debut album ‘Closer to Home’ - Out now via Dcypha/Island Records UK|
|Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:22:00 +0000|
Following on from global hits 'Alone' and 'Vaadi', British singer, songwriter and producer Arjun released his much-anticipated debut album 'Closer To Home', on 2nd March via Island Records/Universal.
Listen to 'Closer To Home' here
Effortlessly straddling two cultures, Arjun's first LP showcases his versatile talent as a very modern triple-threat as he bridges the gap between his two worlds, seamlessly marrying R&B and trap with his South Asian roots. Arjun says, "Collaborating with a talented team of creatives, including my mentor Sway, we have put together an album that instinctively fuses contemporary Pop/R&B melodies, big bass drops and ethno-infused sounds from the subcontinent, which we hope will resonate with music fans around the world.".
Since signing to Island Records via their Dcypha Productions imprint, Arjun has been developing a unique, contemporary sound true to his mixed musical influences. Initially spotted by legendary UK rapper Sway, Arjun is one of the most exciting musical prospects to emerge from the UK. With a global fan following and having toured the world over, Arjun boasts over 450 million YouTube views and 1.5 million Facebook fans and appeals to an ever-growing international audience.
'Closer To Home' Tracklist
British star Arjun presents debut album 'Closer to Home'
via Dcypha/Island Records UK
'Vaadi' has already surpassed 1m YouTube views
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|M.I.L.K. releases his new single "Slow Emotions "|
|Thu, 08 Mar 2018 16:32:00 +0000|
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
With its summery vibes, 'Slow Emotions' is resolutely more pop while retaining M.I.L.K.'s captivating singularity and unique voice, giving a taste of what's to come ahead of the release of his second EP this April.
|Meet Sigrid, winner of BBC Music Sound of 2018|
|Sat, 27 Jan 2018 14:23:00 +0000|
First appearance in on BBC 2 Later with Jools Holland the May 2017
|Sigrid winner of BBC Sound of 2018|
|Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:52:00 +0000|
Sigrid has been named BBC Sound of 2018, chosen by a panel of more than 170 influential music experts including former winners and longlist nominees. The 21-year-old Norwegian pop sensation has gone from unknown to the most exceptional breakout star in the past year. From releasing her acclaimed debut Don’t Kill My Vibe EP last summer – which has amassed over 100M global streams – selling out her entire UK March headline tour, to the brutally honest A-List new single ‘Strangers’, now Sigrid joins Sam Smith, Haim, Years & Years and Jack Garratt as winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2018.
Sigrid said to the BBC, “It’s a lot to take in to have won something as prestigious as BBC Music Sound Of. I feel honoured as there are so many other artists I look up to who have won this before me, and honestly, I’m just really happy and proud of what my team and I have achieved together. I’m from a small town called Ålesund in Norway. I’m still 21 and it’s quite crazy to get this recognition. I’m very excited about the year ahead and sharing new music with everyone. I want to thank the panel for voting and the team involved in BBC Music Sound Of 2018.”
Radio 1 DJ Annie Mac said, “Sigrid is one of those really special artists making quality, exciting and feisty - yet fragile - pop songs that are an absolute pleasure to play on the radio. Sigrid is an incredibly talented performer and songwriter and so very deserving of the Sound Of 2018 crown. I’m really looking forward to watching her rise.”
Chris Price, Head of Music for BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra, said “I’m absolutely thrilled that Sigrid has been crowned BBC Music Sound Of 2018 winner, showing that tastemakers in the UK and internationally share the excitement that has lit up Radio 1 since ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’ was made ‘Hottest Record in the World’ last February. Following Tunes of the Week from Annie Mac, MistaJam, Scott Mills and Greg James – not to mention a Piano Session for Huw Stephens last summer – Sigrid’s new single ‘Strangers’ sits on the Radio 1 ‘A’ list, her third playlist here. Sigrid is a captivating performer and I can’t wait to introduce BBC audiences to her incredible live show, starting today in the home of live music - the Radio 1 Live Lounge”
WATCH STRANGERS VIDEO HERE: https://Sigrid.lnk.to/StrangersOfficialVideo
LISTEN TO ‘STRANGERS’ HERE: https://Sigrid.lnk.to/StrangersPR
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 quietly 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 is the voice of 2018.
SIGRID WINNER OF BBC SOUND OF 2018
STRANGERS OUT NOW WATCH HERE
‘Strangers’ is out now on Island Records
Connect with Sigrid
“This year’s hottest new popstar” – Guardian Guide
“Norwegian superstar is set to define music in 2018” – Line of Best Fit
“Witnessing a pop phenomenon” –The Times
|FLYTE RELEASE PART 2 OF DOCUMENTARY MINI SERIES SUPPORT LORD HURON ON TOUR IN JANUARY|
|Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:27:00 +0000|
Never the kind of band to act in uncertain haste when it comes to their music, each song off Flyte’s debut album "The Loved Ones" feels like something to relish, to mull over, with a deeper, unfolding resonance. The same goes for their visual identity, and today the London four-piece offer a glimpse into life over the past year and early recording sessions, with the second instalment of ‘Behind Sliding Doors’, created by good friend Balan Evans. Flyte also released the remarkable ‘Faithless’ video earlier this month, directed by Femke Huurdeman and CANADA (Tame Impala, Beck), the only band to work consecutively with the legendary production company. The London four-piece continue their live dexterity with a 14-date Lord Huron tour in January, following their Lemon Twigs support and sold out Scala-headline this year.
Watch ‘Behind Sliding Doors Part 2 here’: https://Flyte.lnk.to/Part2FP
Flyte separately admit that as early as age ten, a career in music was their only ambition. Drummer Jon Supran and bassist Nick Hill met guitarist Will Taylor at their local comprehensive school, where Will’s parents both taught English. They later came upon keys player Sam Berridge busking at Tottenham Court Road station after moving to Hackney in their late teens. Accomplished songwriters who quickly earned a reputation for their trademark vocal arrangements and live show, the band released a flurry of alternative singles before pairing up with Courtney Barnett producer Burke Reid to create their first full length record. The Loved Ones is the result of years of enlightenment and friendship.
FLYTE TOUR DATES
Friday 19th January - Manchester, UK - O2 Ritz
Saturday 20th January - Leeds, UK - Stylus
Sunday 21st January - Bristol, UK - SWX
Tuesday 23rd January - London, UK - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Wednesday 24th January - Brighton, UK - Concorde 2
Friday 26th January - Dublin, UK - Vicar Street
Saturday 27th January - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC
Monday 29th January - Paris, France - Le Point Ephémère
Tuesday 30th January - Luxembourg - Rockhal Club
Wednesday 31st January - Ronda, Utrecht - TivoliVredenburg
Thursday 1st February - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix Hall
Saturday 3rd February - Copenhagen, Denmark - Vega Small Hall
Sunday 4th February - Oslo, Norway - Rockefeller Music Hall
Monday 5th February - Stockholm, Sweden - Kagelbanan
Wednesday 7th February - Häkken - Hamburg
FLYTE DEBUT ALBUM THE LOVED ONES OUT NOW
"British debut album of the year" – The Sunday Times
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|British star Arjun unveils video for debut single 'Alone' Debut album 'Closer To Home' pre-order 15th December|
|Thu, 07 Dec 2017 12:28:00 +0000|
Off the back of the release of his remarkable debut single, British singer, songwriter and producer Arjun reveals the video for 'Alone' today via Island Records. Directed by Luke Biggins, who most recently put out Stefflon Don's 'Hurtin' Me', 'Alone' emulates the explosive fusion of Arjun's strong Urban and Asian influences. Together, the exotic visuals see Arjun and The PropheC turn up the heat in the desert. The collaboration sets 'Alone' up to be one of the UK's most exciting Asian music releases in years, leading to Arjun's debut album 'Closer To Home', due for release in early 2018 via Island/Universal Records. Listen to 'Alone' here
Since signing to Island Records via their Dcypha Productions imprint, Arjun has been developing a unique, contemporary sound true to his mixed musical influences and South Asian heritage. The first teaser of this new body of work, 'Alone' combines discernible R&B, Hip Hop & trap influences, with a strong concurrent Punjabi hook and verse from The PropheC, who also produced the song.
Arjun says: "Signing with Island / Universal Records last year was one of the proudest moments in my career so far. Having spent the last few months working with some amazing producers alongside Sway and Dcypha Productions we have put together my debut album 'Closer To Home', which brings together the best of the Urban and Asian influences that have featured in my sound so far. "Alone" is the first teaser from my album, and working with The PropheC on the forthcoming single was a great experience. I'm looking forward to sharing even more music in the coming months."
Initially spotted by legendary UK rapper Sway, Arjun is one of the most exciting musical prospects to emerge from the UK. Having collaborated with the rapper on an independent release last year with 'Frozen', Arjun was taken in by the Dcypha Productions team to begin work on his forthcoming album 'Closer To Home'. With a global fan following and having toured the world over, Arjun boasts over 350 million YouTube views and 1.5 million Facebook fans and appeals to an ever-growing international audience
Watch 'Alone' here
'Alone', a collaboration with Canadian Punjabi singer The PropheC, is out now
Debut album 'Closer To Home' pre-order 15th December
|Sigrid, one of the BBC Sound of 2018 artists releases "Strangers" Video. Check out 2018 Tour dates|
|Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:32:00 +0000|
Chosen as one of the BBC Sound of 2018 artists, Sigrid has gone from unknown to one of the most exceptional breakout stars, in less than a year. Now the Norwegian pop sensation drops the video for ‘Strangers’, directed by Ivana Bobic (Stella McCartney, Bloc Party), which captures Sigrid’s effervescent performance with the camera following her around a surrealist set, which constantly spirals and reforms. “It was a joy making it. We wanted to take this feeling of seeing things differently to what they really are. The one thing that is realistic is me dancing around in my usual way,” Sigrid tells i-D.
WATCH STRANGERS VIDEO HERE: https://Sigrid.lnk.to/StrangersOfficialVideo
Sigrid’s rise has been unrivalled; from releasing her acclaimed debut Don’t Kill My Vibe EP, which has amassed over 100M global streams - to playing Hoxton Kitchen, two sold-out Scala’s and announcing a Shepherds Bush Empire headline, all in ten months. ‘Strangers’ is Sigrid’s arresting new single, produced by Martin Sjolie, the dream pairing behind ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’, with lyrics of steel, meandering melodies and stark honesty, which embodies the natural, sincere talent Sigrid has become renowned for. At only 21-years-old, Sigrid has also given her vocals to the epic action adventure Justice League, with a powerful, haunting take on Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows’, in cinemas now. 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 quietly creating a world which emboldens her followers, displaying outstanding song writing ability with hard-hitting and empowering words, laced over unexpected and daring melodies. Gracing almost every festival stage this summer, Sigrid has been dotted across the globe, from the furthest edges of Norway, to Iceland and the US, and tipped by the BBC with a stand out performance at Glastonbury. From Latitude, Wilderness, Lollapalooza and Pitchfork Paris, the constant has been masses of crowds, building with each new performance, to the point where Roskilde Festival had to upgrade the stage size as over five thousand people clicked attending on the festival app. 2018 is waiting.
Wed 17 Jan NE Groningen Stadsschouwburg
Thu 18 Jan NE Groningen Grand Theatre
Sun 21 Jan SWE Stockholm Debaser
Mon 22 Jan DK Copenhagen Vega (small room)
Mon 12 Mar UK Brighton Concorde 2
Wed 14 Mar UK London Shepherd's Bush Empire
Sat 17 Mar UK Bristol Motion Sun 18 Mar UK Birmingham Institute 2
Tue 20 Mar UK Leeds Leeds University
Wed 21 Mar UK Glasgow St Lukes
Fri 23 Mar IRE Dublin The Academy
Sat 24 Mar UK Manchester Academy 2
‘Strangers’ is out now on Island Records
Who said What
“continuing her ascent into pop stardom” i-D
“probably 2017’s best new pop star” Pop Justice
“Picking up where Robyn left off” - Guardian Guide
“on the cusp of greatness.. one of the biggest songs of the year" [DKMV] – NME
“Name on everyone’s lips..a massive step forward” Line of Best Fit
|Flyte release "Faithless" Video in collaboration with Canada. Tour Dates, Debut Album "The Loved Ones" out now|
|Wed, 29 Nov 2017 15:44:00 +0000|
Never the kind of band to act in uncertain haste when it comes to their music, each song off Flyte's debut album The Loved Ones feels like something to relish, to mull over, with a deeper, unfolding resonance. The same goes for their visual identity, and following the release of their critically lauded debut album, Flyte reveal the 'Faithless' video, a remarkable collaboration with Femke Huurdeman and CANADA (Tame Impala, Beck), the only band to work consecutively with the legendary production company. Flyte have also spent the last month supporting Lemon Twigs on tour, concluding at Kentish Town Forum, and will play at Communions Christmas Party at Notting Hill Arts Club on December 3, as well as supporting Lord Huron on their European tour early next year.
"It felt great to go back and work with Canada for a second time. We knew the 'Holy Mountain' and 'Paris, Texas' references were going to lead to something grandiose, and the director Femke's visual influences were spookily in sync with ours. Zoe - who played the girl - was hyper intelligent and totally got what we were going for. The African Raven was also a magnificent thing to behold in the flesh," says Flyte.
Flyte separately admit that as early as age ten, a career in music was their only ambition. Drummer Jon Supran and bassist Nick Hill met guitarist Will Taylor at their local comprehensive school, where Will's parents both taught English. They later came upon keys player Sam Berridge busking at Tottenham Court Road station after moving to Hackney in their late teens. Accomplished songwriters who quickly earned a reputation for their trademark vocal arrangements and live show, the band released a flurry of alternative singles before pairing up with Courtney Barnett producer Burke Reid to create their first full length record. The Loved Ones is the result of years of enlightenment and friendship.
FLYTE TOUR DATES
WATCH 'FAITHLESS' HERE: https://Flyte.lnk.to/faithlessvideoPR
"British debut album of the year" – The Sunday Times
|Top 100 Most LIKED Songs Of All Time (November 2017) #3|
|Mon, 20 Nov 2017 09:58:00 +0000|
|Sigrid - Strangers (Lyric Video)|
|Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:12:00 +0000|
|Norwegian pop sensation Sigrid releases new single "Strangers", 2018 tour dates including Shepherds Bush Empire Headline and gives her vocals on Justice League motion picture|
|Sat, 11 Nov 2017 15:54:00 +0000|
In the past nine months Sigrid has gone from unknown to one of the most exceptional breakout artists of 2017. Sigrid’s rise has been unrivalled; from releasing her acclaimed debut Don’t Kill My Vibe EP, which has amassed over 100M global streams - to playing Hoxton Kitchen, two sold-out Scala’s and announcing a Shepherds Bush Empire headline all in less than a year. Now Sigrid releases the mighty ‘Strangers’, produced by Martin Sjolie, the dream pairing behind ‘Don’t Kill My Vibe’. With lyrics of steel, meandering melodies and stark honesty, ‘Strangers’ embodies the natural, sincere talent Sigrid has become renowned for. At only 21-years-old, the Norwegian pop sensation also gives her vocals to the epic action adventure Justice League, with a powerful, haunting take on Leonard Cohen’s ‘Everybody Knows’, available now.
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 quietly creating a world which emboldens her followers, displaying outstanding song writing ability with hard-hitting and empowering words, laced over unexpected and daring melodies. Gracing almost every festival stage this summer, Sigrid has been dotted across the globe, from the furthest edges of Norway, to Iceland and the US, with a stand out performance at Glastonbury. From Latitude, Wilderness, Lollapalooza and last weekend Pitchfork Paris, the constant has been masses of crowds, building with each new performance, to the point where Roskilde Festival had to upgrade the stage size as over five thousand people clicked attending on the festival app.
With 2M monthly Spotify listeners, a critically acclaimed debut EP, two Radio 1 B Listed singles, and being chosen as Apple’s Up Next Artist, it’s hard to believe Sigrid has only been in the public sphere since February. 2018 is waiting.
‘Strangers’ is out now on Island Records
Connect with Sigrid
Listen to "Strangers" here
Watch "Strangers" Lyric Video here
Listen to "Everybody Knows" here
“the girl from rural Norway who wrote the song of the summer” - Times
“journey to uncompromising renown” – Evening Standard
“best single of 2017” - DIY
“The pop star you’ve been searching for” - i-D
“the year’s hottest new star” - Guardian Guide
“bound for global conquering chart glory” - Metro
“there are so many Scandi pop sensations…Sigrid is a cut above” - Sunday Times
|Jesse Porsches Releases New Single 'Say It To Me' via Republic/Island Records|
|Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:17:00 +0000|
Up-and-comingSydney DJ and producerJesse Porsches today releases a brand-new, dance pop jam titled 'Say It To Me' via Dew Process / Universal Music Australia.
The track was co-written by Jesse and long-time friend and partner-in-crime Holly Martin aka Brasska who also lends her glorious and silky-smooth vocals to the glimmering tune which will have you yearning for the dancefloor.
LISTEN TO & SHARE 'SAY IT TO ME' HERE: https://JessePorsches.lnk.to/SITM1PR
Speaking about the track, Jesse reveals its conception just clicked into place "I originally wrote the beat and instantly thought Brasska would kill it, we sat down and wrote the song in a day and turned the whole thing around really quickly. We had written a bunch of demo's over the last 12 months and "Say It To Me" was the first one that stood out to me."
"Say It To Me" explores the concept of being in a relationship and a knowing that the other person isn't emotionally invested in it. It's about being open and honest and owning up to the idea that if it's not working, it's better to be real and say goodbye!!"
Collaboration has been key to the creative process and success for Jesse Porsches, after co-producing the track 'Sleepless,' the debut single by the one-and-only Flume, Jesse started his first duo Porsches in 2015 with Carl Fox, penning the breakthrough hit 'Horses'. Porsches went on to tour nationally, both as a live band and as DJs, performing alongside superstars like Skepta, Tkay Maidza, Booka Shade and Tensnake.
2017 saw the launch of his second duo, Super Cruel, a dual producer project with Adelaide's Tigerilla. Their first release 'November', featuring the inimitable vocals of Lisa Mitchell, instantly gained traction across national Australian radio and international streaming services online – further reinforcing Jesse's reputation as having a Midas touch. The duo performed at this year's Splendour In The Grass
In July this year, Jesse stepped into the spotlight as a solo artist in his own right with his summery dancefloor anthem 'The Weekend',featuring vocals from Australian singer-songwriter Xavier Dunn. The track has gone on to receive praise from industry and tastemakers alike with the likes of Pilerats declaring of the video"Jesse Porsches' new clip will make you pray for summer's return."
FURTHER PRAISE FOR 'THE WEEKEND'
"The Weekend" is an uplifting gem sprawling with a playful guitar hook, simple synth melodies and a festival-ready drop. Jesse Porsches is on an absolute roll and with a tonne of material up his sleeve, we can't see it ending anytime soon." – Best Before
"The track screams of both sunshine and moonlight, of both fun and forlorn, and Jesse Porsches has proven once again that even the most disparate elements can intertwine beautifully, even if it is just for the weekend." – Purple Sneakers
"...if you've been looking for that perfect weekend pump song, then these boys have just what you need with their glimmering dance-pop beats and infectious sing-along croons." – Acid Stag
'Say It To Me' Available now HERE via Dew Process / UMA
Connect with Jesse Porsches
|RIP Tom Petty 20th October 1950 - 2nd October 2017|
|Tue, 03 Oct 2017 07:19:00 +0000|
Tributes and Obituaries
Rolling Stone Magazine http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-rock-iconoclast-who-led-the-heartbreakers-dead-at-66-w506651
LA Times http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-tom-petty-20171002-story.html
Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/tom-petty-hall-of-fame-singer-who-became-rock-mainstay-in-1970s-dies-at-66/2017/10/03/57f33aca-a7a6-11e7-b3aa-c0e2e1d41e38_story.html?utm_term=.7ee6762ffd8d
New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/video/arts/music/100000005474101/tom-petty-dead.html
The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/oct/02/rock-star-tom-petty-dies-heart-attack
The Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/music/news/tom-petty-found-unconscious-full-cardiac-arrest-not-breathing/
NME News: "Tom Petty The rock veterans last ever gig was held at the legendary Hollywood Bowl on September 25, 2017". Read more at http://www.nme.com/news/music/watch-last-song-gig-tom-petty-ever-played-2146668#EFCvk0v7DGDkLoW5.99
Watch the last song and gig http://www.nme.com/news/music/watch-last-song-gig-tom-petty-ever-played-2146668
End of the Line
|Sam Smith - Too Good At Goodbyes (Official Video)|
|Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:28:00 +0000|
|GET READY TO LET YOUR HAIR DOWN MOLLIE KING IS BACK!|
|Mon, 04 Sep 2017 15:41:00 +0000|
Fresh from the announcement that she is to star in this year's 'Strictly Come Dancing', Mollie King storms back on to the UK music scene with her new single 'Hair Down'.
Mollie has reunited with pop maestro Brian Higgins - Xenomania to produce an in your face pop banger that fans have longed to hear from Mollie since her announcement she was releasing solo music.
'Gotta let my hair down, I just wanna dance now' proclaims Mollie on an immense track that gets firmly stuck in your head from it's very first listen.
The song was released on Friday 1st September via Island Records, accompanied by a breathtaking video, shot in South Africa by Kyle Lewis.
Mollie says: “I've spent the last few months working hard in the studio developing my sound and experimenting with my solo music. I'm a huge fan of pop music myself and was thrilled about working with Brian Higgins again on this record. 'All Fired Up' was one of my favourite Saturdays songs; Brian totally gets pop and I think we’ve collaboratively come up with some amazing records that the fans are going to love hopefully as much as I do!"
Mollie has spent the last two years writing and recording her debut solo material with some of the globes hottest producers. Next month sees her hit the dance floor as one of the stars competing in 'Strictly Come Dancing' 2017.
Mollie is best known as one-fifth of leading girl group, The Saturdays. Since forming in 2007, the multi-platinum selling band have sold over 5 million records and concert tickets worldwide, scored 13 Top 10 singles and 5 Top 10 albums. The band also embarked on four nationwide headline tours and starred in three primetime TV series, including ‘Chasing The Saturdays’ for E! which aired in over 40 territories.
Beyond the group, Mollie has established herself as a mainstay of the fashion press, alongside being a permanent fixture on London’s style scene.
NEW SINGLE 'HAIR DOWN'
Listen Here: https://MollieKing.lnk.to/HairDownPR
Watch The Video Here https://mollieking.lnk.to/HairDownVIDPR
|Subject: Elli Ingram releases 'Stone Cold' from debut album 'Love You Really' via Island Records|
|Sun, 03 Sep 2017 13:43:00 +0000|
Fresh from experimenting with her unique sound and crafting her debut album, today Elli Ingram releases ‘Stone Cold’, the third offering to come from her much anticipated forthcoming debut album, Love You Really, which is released on September 15th via Island Records. Co-written with Ninja Tune’s latest signing and Disclosure discovered Jordan Rakei, ‘Stone Cold’ brings together their multi-instrumentalist influences on this sultry jazz-ballad.
LISTEN TO ‘STONE COLD’ HERE
The 24 year old rising star Elli returns with the follow up to her praised mini-album The Doghouse, following from the Brighton native’s independently released Sober EP, which marked her out as a truly singular new talent with a sound and voice of rare depth for one so young.
No Brit School alumni, Elli developed her impressive vocals first in her bedroom, then gigging in her hometown of Brighton. Drawing comparisons to Amy Winehouse and Adele, she grew up in a musical house: her dad performing in a classic rock cover band, her mum listening to Joni Mitchell, reggae and ska and her sister playing piano. Now, having toured Europe with Chase & Status and sung to a crowd of more than 10,000 at Glastonbury, she says the stage is where she feels most at home: “It’s the best feeling. I feel relaxed and safe in a weird sort of way. Especially when it’s dark and you can’t really see anyone and it’s just me. I love it."
Love You Really is available to pre-order now https://ElliIngram.lnk.to/LoveYouReallyWE
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|FLYTE DEBUT ALBUM THE LOVED ONES OUT TODAY/UK TOUR, HEADLINE SCALA SEPTEMBER 19|
|Fri, 25 Aug 2017 17:00:00 +0000|
Never the kind of band to act in uncertain haste when it comes to their music, each song off Flyte's debut album The Loved Ones feels like something to relish, to mull over, with a deeper, unfolding resonance. In the school of Grizzly Bear, Alt J, and Fleet Foxes, Flyte have used their four voices to guide their sound, avoiding crashing cymbals and layers of electric guitars in favour of a more carefully constructed approach. The Loved Ones is the result of years of enlightenment and friendship.
"The Loved Ones is for the thoughtful listener. Like a book you can open and read from start to finish. An album you would listen to on headphones on the bus to school, that is yours and no one else's," says lead singer Will Taylor. Today Flyte release their exceptional debut 10-Track LP, and to celebrate their album release, the four-piece reveal the first instalment of 'Behind Sliding Doors', which documents early sessions in the studio, from the perspective of producer Burke Reid and created by good friend Balan Evan.
LISTEN TO THE LOVED ONES HERE: https://Flyte.lnk.to/TheLovedOnesPR
WATCH PART ONE OF DOC SERIES HERE: https://youtu.be/AklS-G8EE94
Flyte separately admit that as early as age ten, a career in music was their only ambition. Drummer Jon Supran and bassist Nick Hill met guitarist Will at their local comprehensive school, where Will's parents both taught English. They later came upon keys player Sam Berridge busking at Tottenham Court Road station after moving to Hackney in their late teens. Accomplished songwriters who quickly earned a reputation for their trademark vocal arrangements and live show, the band released a flurry of alternative singles before pairing up with Courtney Barnett producer Burke Reid to create their first full length record.
2. Victoria Falls
3. Cathy Come Home
4. Orphans Of The Storm
5. Sliding Doors
6. Little White Lies
7. Annie And Alastair
10. Archie, Marry Me
FLYTE TOUR DATES
Fri 15 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Southampton The Joiners
Sat 16 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Brighton Patterns
Tue 19 Sep 2017 United Kingdom London Scala
Mon 25 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge Portland Arms
Tue 26 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Norwich The Waterfront Studio
Wed 27 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Wolverhampton Newhampton Arts Centre
Thu 28 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff Gwdihŵ Café Bar
Sat 30 Sep 2017 United Kingdom Leicester The Cookie
Sun 1 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Oxford The Cellar
Mon 2 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Guildford Boileroom
Wed 4 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Hull The Polar Bear
Thu 5 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Leeds Chapel
Fri 6 Oct 2017 United Kingdom York The Fulford Arms
Sat 7 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Manchester Neighbourhood Festival
Mon 09 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Nottingham The Bodega
Tue 10 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Birmingham Academy 3
Wed 11 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Liverpool Buyers' Club
Thu 12 Oct 2017 United Kingdom Bristol Exchange
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