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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
British singer, songwriter and producer Arjun reveals the video for 'Alone' today via Island Records.
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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. 
 LIVE DATES 
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
Sigrid ‘Strangers’ is out now on Island Records
Strangers’ is out now on Island Records 
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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
  • Sunday 3rd December – London – Communion Christmas at Notting Hill Arts club
Lord Huron
  • 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
Flyte release "Faithless" Video in collaboration with Canada.
WATCH 'FAITHLESS' HERE: https://Flyte.lnk.to/faithlessvideoPR 
"British debut album of the year" The Sunday Times
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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.

LIVE DATES
  • Wed 17 Jan NE Groningen Stadsschouwburg
  • Thu 18 Jan NE Groningen Grand Theatre
  • Sun 21 Jan SW 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
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“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."

Jesse Porsches  Releases New Single 'Say It To Me'
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
Jesse Porsches  Releases New Single 'Say It To Me'
'Say It To Me' Available now HERE  via Dew Process / UMA
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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
Obituary  http://www.nme.com/blogs/tom-petty-obituary-1950-2017-2146657
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'
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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.

Flyte Debut Album The Loved Ones out today

TRACK LISTING

1. Faithless
2. Victoria Falls
3. Cathy Come Home
4. Orphans Of The Storm
5. Sliding Doors
6. Little White Lies
7. Annie And Alastair
8. Echoes
9. Spiral
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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Buy Tickets for Scala headline on September 19 here:
https://dice.fm/event/flyte-19th-sep-scala-london-tickets

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Keep On Running: 50 Years Of Island Records
Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:24:00 +0000
‘Breaking Act’ Mondo Cozmo debut album 'Plastic Soul' and UK Summer Tour Dates
Thu, 10 Aug 2017 15:00:00 +0000
In December 2016, a man and his rescue dog drove out to Joshua Tree in the Southern California Desert. Armed with a guitar and “a shitty 10-year-old laptop,” the genre-spanning maverick spent two weeks screaming into a microphone at two in the morning and bleeding over his guitar strings in between walking his dog under the cool, arid night sky and barely sleeping at the “weird house” he rented. That man was Mondo Cozmo (the dog just goes by Cozmo, you can hear his input on the raucous ‘Come With Me’). They left the desert with the artist’s 2017 full-length debut, ‘Plastic Soul’ in tow.

‘Plastic Soul’ is a genuinely unique, impassioned collection of ten songs. It has to be one of the most intriguing, exciting and impressive debuts to be released this year. Having already been tipped by Sunday Times Culture as a ‘Breaking Act’ and with every track released to date being named a ‘Best New Track’ in NME, as well as support from BBC Radio 1 and Radio X, this year looks set to belong to Mondo Cozmo.

Check out Mondo Cozmo - Plastic Soul (Live From Exit/In, Nashville)

  

The tracklist for ‘Plastic Soul’ is:
1.Plastic Soul
2.Hold On To Me
3.Higher
4.Come With Me
5.Shine
6.Thunder
7.Automatic
8.11 Acre
9.Angel
10.Chemical Dream
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Mondo Cozmo plays:
AUGUST
Monday 21st Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Tuesday 22nd King’s Tut Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Friday 25th Festival Republic Stage, LEEDS FESTIVAL
Sunday 27th Festival Republic Stage, READING FESTIVAL
Mondo Cozmo Debut Album & UK Summer Tour Dates
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Who Said What 
  • “With the buzz building, Ostrander looks set to swap cult status for mass appeal” - SUNDAY TIMES CULTURE
  • “[Mondo Cozmo] fuses the gospel groove of Spiritualized to his Bob Dylan-ish twang” – NME
  • “another suitably epic piece of festival-poised pop to add to Cozmo's rapidly swelling arsenal of hits.” – The Line of Best Fit
  • “Imbued with a rare sense of charm” – CLASH
Glen Campbell - Adiós
Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:32:00 +0000
FLYTE REVEAL new video"Cathy Come Home", Debut Album "The Love Ones", Headline Scala & UKTour Dates
Fri, 04 Aug 2017 15:36:00 +0000
Today Flyte reveal the remarkable video for 'Cathy Come Home', produced by legendary collective CANADA (Tame Impala, El Guincho) and directed by rising filmmaker Femke Huurdeman. A discovery of coming of age nostalgia and cinematic delicacy, the song takes its name from the 1966 BBC play directed by Ken Loach. "To us, being English is all about that undercurrent of sadness" says lead singer Will Taylor, "It's what's inspired the whole record. Cathy Come Home is about parents dealing with an empty nest, struggling to let their children out into the world". Cathy Come Home is lifted from Flyte's debut record – The Loved Ones – the title announced today and set for release on August 25 on Island Records, with pre-order available now.

WATCH CATHY COME HOME HERE: https://youtu.be/KEvhSUT-toI

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 crafted, constructed approach. Not so much drawing on his own life as seeking experiences to then reflect upon, Will's style of writing has as much in common with George Orwell as it does with Nick Drake, Ray Davies, or any number of songwriters who have tapped into the English malaise for inspiration, the album taking its name from Evelyn Waugh's tragic story The Loved One.

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.

Flyte's debut album The Loved Ones is out on August 25 2017
PRE-ORDER HERE: https://flyte.lnk.to/TheLovedOnesPR

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
Wolf Alice - Yuk Foo
Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:34:00 +0000
Mr Jukes announces details of UK/European Autumn tour. Debut Album "God First" out now
Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:33:00 +0000
Mr Jukes – the solo project of Jack Steadman of Bombay Bicycle Club – has announced details of an Autumn UK and European tour, including his largest headline show to date at London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire.

With his debut show at London’s Village Underground on the 11th July selling out in under 24 hours, and having performed two intimate ‘An Evening With Mr Jukes’ shows at The Slaughtered Lamb that sold out within hours of being announced, Mr Jukes will play the following shows later in the year:

Monday 18th September – Brighton Concorde 2
Tuesday 19th September – Bristol The Marble Factory
Wednesday 20th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
Friday 22nd September – Glasgow King Tuts
Saturday 23rd September – Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 24th September – Manchester Academy 2
Monday 25th September – Birmingham O2 Institute 2
Tuesday 26th September – Amsterdam Paradiso
Wednesday 27th September – Berlin Musik & Frieden
Friday 29th September – Paris La Boule Noire

Says Jack of the tour and live set up: "Can't wait to play this album live! I've somehow found myself with a nine piece band, no electronics just organic soulful horns, vocals, keys, drums and me on bass. Come check it out."

This August will also see Mr Jukes play his first festival show at Japan’s Summer Sonic.
Mr Jukes released his debut album ‘God First’ via Island Records on the 14th July. The album places Jack centre stage as an artist, composer, producer and sample-hound and features collaborations with De La Soul, Horace Andy, Lianne La Havas, BJ the Chicago Kid and Charles Bradley.

Jack on making the album: “On Mr Jukes I have the freedom to go right to the end of any idea I might have so if I want to use, say, a Grant Green sample and have Charles Bradley singing over it, I can do that. It’s been very exciting.”

That freedom certainly seems to be paying off – ‘Angels/Your Love’ and ‘Grant Green’ have been Mistajam’s Hottest Record’s in the World on Radio 1, both have gone Top 5 on Spotify’s Viral Chart and been playlisted by 6Music. Newest release ‘Leap of Faith’ was a World Record on Beats1 and his debut headline show at London’s Village Underground on the 11th July sold out in under 24 hours. All of this has been coupled with key tastemaker support from the likes of Pitchfork, Noisey, Wonderland, Fader and DIY.

Mr Jukes announces details of UK/European Autumn tour

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“A globetrotting, genre-hopping sound”Evening Standard
"An old-school feel while creating an entirely new experience” - Pitchfork
"Soulful, brassy...joyous" - Fader

First Taste from Flyte. New release "Cathy Come Home", Debut Album & UK Headline Tour Dates
Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:16:00 +0000

'Cathy Come Home' is a first taste of what's to come from Flyte's highly anticipated debut album, set to be released on August 25th. 
In the school of Grizzly Bear, Alt J, and Fleet Foxes they have used their four voices to guide their sound, avoiding crashing cymbals and layers of electric guitars in favour of a more crafted, carefully constructed approach. Lead singer Will Taylor's style of lyric writing weaves threads of George Orwell and Evelyn Waugh with Nick Drake and Ray Davies, tapping into the English malaise and coming of age nostalgia like so many writers before him.
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.

Flyte's debut album is out on August 25 2017.


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

Flyte "Cathy Come Home" UK Headlie Tour and Debut Album
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"Echoes of early solo macca" – The Sunday Times
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Josh Barry - When I'm Grown (Glastonbury session)
Wed, 05 Jul 2017 22:55:00 +0000
Next Big Thing?..........

Josh Barry was crowned the winner of Glastonbury Festival 2017 Emerging Talent Competition, which is supported by PRS for Music and the PRS Foundation


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