Friday, February 21, 2014
‘You Had My Heart’ is the first track from Tunbridge Wells based quintet Coronation Ball.
A slice of fiercely intelligent pop from youthful minds, frontman Dominic Scott cites "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes as an inspiration for the interplay for the lead vocal and the backing vocals, and Bill Medley's delivery on The Righteous Brothers' "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" as an influence on the middle section. Along with the titans of 60's pop, the band take equal influence from modern hip-hop production and leftfield indie-rock, and you can feel that in the brooding swells and twists that underpin the track.
The group are the perfect example of dilligent patience, working on their material in the studio and in rehearsal until it felt complete enough, mature enough for a wider audience. "You Had My Heart", recorded with Hugh Worksett, is an opening of those vaults, if you will, and a perfect introduction to the band's ambitious, eclectic melodicism.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
King of the Mountains - Zoetrope
The new album released 14/04/14 on Melodic Records
Phil Kay, formerly of WORKING FOR A NUCLEAR FREE CITY announces first solo project as KING OF THE MOUNTAINS with title track "Zoetrope" lifted from the album out 14/04/14 on MELODIC RECORDS
Pre-Order 12" / CD / Digital: http://www.melodic.co.uk/
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Still riding high after the release of 2013’s Little Letters full length, as well as a continually sold-out touring schedule, Paper Aeroplanes return with the Circus EP on Feb 10th, again through Navigator Records. Comprising of 5 songs, including a brand new track Ribbons, the Circus EP also features Bristolian friends and collaborators Ersatz who here contribute a couple of great remixes. A beautiful video accompanies the track Circus. View it in full here:
Tues 18th February – Cabaret Voltaire, Edinburgh
Weds 19th February – Cafe Drummond, Aberdeen
Thursday 20th February – Ironworks, Inverness
Friday 21st February – The Glad Cafe, Glasgow
Sat 22nd February – Old Cinema Launderette, Durham
Sunday 23rd February –Adelphi, Hull
Monday 24th February – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Tuesday 25th February – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Wednesday 26th February – Kazimier, Liverpool
Thursday 27th February – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Friday 28th February –Bodega, Nottingham
Saturday 1st March – Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
Sunday 2nd March - Arts Bar, Oxford
Monday 3rd March – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff
Tuesday 4th March – Thekla, Bristol
Wednesday 5th March – Green Door, Brighton
Thursday 6th March – St Pancras Old Church, London. SOLD OUT
Friday 7th March – South Devon Arts Centre, Totnes
Thursday 20th March – Strom, München
Friday 21st March – Keller Klub, Stuttgart
Saturday 22nd March – FZW Club, Dortmund
Sunday 23rd March – Studio 672, Köln
Tuesday 25th March – Capitol, Mannheim
Thursday 27th March – Feuerwache, Magdeburg
Friday 28th March – Hansa Kultur-Club, Braunschweig
Saturday 29th March – Cafe Erlesenes, Bremen
Sunday 30th March – Prinzenbar, Hamburg
Weds 2nd April – Lux, Hannover
Friday 4th April – Comma, Gera
Saturday 5th April – Crystal, Berlin
Monday 7th April – Brasserie Hermann, Greifswald
Wednesday 9th April – Sputnik Café, Münster
Thurday 10th April – Sankt Peter Café, Frankfurt
Sunday 4th May – Bristol Folk Festival
Friday 16th May – Queen’s Hall, Narberth
For more information on Paper Aeroplanes please visit:
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
NEW SINGLE ‘FANCY’ FT. CHARLI XCX
RELEASE DATE: 6TH APRIL
Sunday 6th April brings the release of Iggy Azalea’s new single, ‘Fancy’ feat. Charli XCX. The Australian rap siren exploded onto the airwaves last year with her killer underground smash, ‘Work’. Almost 12 months on, Ms Azalea has made her mark across the globe, from London to Atlanta, Paris to Sydney, Milan to LA, cementing herself as a sure-fire pop sensation with a grand master plan, world domination.
‘Fancy’ feat. Charli XCX brings a new sound to Iggy’s repertoire, with stripped back production driven by an infectious retro-induced synth leaving the floor open for Iggy’s impeccable double time flow and Charlie XCX’s contagious chorus. Having previously produced ‘Work’ for Iggy, The Invisible Men (Katy B, DJ Fresh, Ellie Goulding) once again work their magic on the track while infamous Anthony Kilhoffer (2 Chainz, Kanye West, Beyonce) was enlisted to provide the final mix.
Powering back onto the scene following her first UK Top 10 hit with ‘Change Your Life feat. T.I’ accompanied by Australian support dates on the ‘Mrs Carter World Tour’ with Beyoncé and European tour support with hip-hop royalty, Nas earlier in 2013, Iggy is armed and ready to take her electrifying live show on the road again with new material from her forthcoming debut album, ‘The New Classic’,due to release later this year.
Following her biggest performance to date on US prime time TV, ’The Late Show, with David Letterman, Iggy was invited to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards Friends ‘N’ Family party, where she was joined on stage with fellow rapper, T.I. to perform their UK hit single, ‘Change Your Life’ together.
Last year Iggy ignited dance floors and festival fields across the UK with performances at Glastonbury, Wireless, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, The Great Escape and London’s O2 Arena to name a few; this summer will see Iggy return to the festival circuit as she joins the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Basement Jaxx at London’s Wireless Festival, with further festival appearances to be announced.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Following on from an impressive 2013, Manchester’s Bipolar Sunshine has announced his new single ‘Where Did The Love Go’, which is available to download now.
A modern day love song, ‘Where Did The Love Go’ is trademark Bipolar Sunshine combining heartfelt, candid lyrics with an uplifting melody. The result is a track that begins understatedly modest, yet builds into something overwhelmingly compelling.
Bipolar Sunshine is the solo project of Adio Marchant, who over the past year has beguiled fans and critics with his unique sound. Refusing to be constrained by genres, his two introductory EPs immerse the listener in dense, lush soundscapes, uncompromising subject matter and conversational vocals. The diverse collection of songs is a testament to Adio’s open-minded approach to creativity and includes first single ‘Love More Worry Less’, the soulful, reggae tinged ‘Drowning Butterflies’, upbeat ‘Rivers’ and live favourite ‘Fire’.
Bipolar Sunshine has been working with Kid Harpoon (Rihanna, Jessie Ware) and close producer Jazz Purple to put the finishing touches to his debut record, which will be released in 2014.
2013 saw Bipolar Sunshine play sold-out shows at Electrowerkz and Gorilla in London and Manchester respectively, as well as support slots with Bastille and HAIM. This year he will be supporting Rudimental and Phoenix in February and performing withLondon Grammar in March for three European dates. Adio will also make his US debut at SXSW in March with shows already confirmed at Hype Hotel and Fadar Fort and follow this with his biggest UK headline tour in March and April. Full live dates are as follows:
March/April 2014 Headline Tour:
Thurs 27th Southampton
Fri 28th Sheffield Leadmill
Sat 29th Oxford Art Bar
Sun 30th Birmingham Institute
Tues 1st London XOYO
Thurs 3rd Newcastle Think Tanks
Fri 4th Glasgow King Tuts
Sat 5th Manchester Academy 2
Tickets to all headline shows: http://bipo.la/TourPresale.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Swedish soul-pop singer/songwriter Erik Hassle announces today the release date of his debut EP entitled 'Somebody's Party' dueMarch 4th on Record Company Ten/RCA Records.
Featuring guests such as Chicago hip-hop artist Vic Mensa and label-mate up-and-comer Tinashe, the EP is an astounding collection of six tracks offering an exciting glimpse of what's to come from this young and talented artist. Click here to listen to "Talk About It" featuring Vic Mensa.
Currently working on his album, Erik Hassle plans to announce some North American tour dates later this year.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Basslight Records is proud to present the highly anticipated 3 track 'Across The Pond' EP from UK based producer AbrAx and his US based counterpart Ben Benecke.
‘Across The Pond’ features a definite and individual style, with crossovers of Future Garage and Chillstep / Post-Dubstep. The EP carries a subtle chill-out vibe throughout, focussing more on musicality and ambience rather than creating ‘club tracks’.
The aptly titled ‘Across The Pond’ EP represents both sides of the atlantic with UK based AbrAx and US based Ben Benecke both delivering A game production and their signature sounds on the mix. Ben Benecke brings his production knowledge and glitchy sounds whilst AbrAx demonstrates his ability with rhythms and drums, and together it makes for something quite special.
'Across The Pond' is available now for just £1.49 via the Basslight Records Bandcamp page: http://basslightrecords.
Friday, February 14, 2014
From rapping in the courts of the Robles Park projects to playing the worldwide stage and gracing the pages of Vogue alongside Cara Delavigne and Tali Lennox, 21-year-old Tampa Bay rapper and model Dominique Young Unique prepares to release her debut single ‘Throw It Down’ through her new label home Epic on 6th April 2014.
Dominique’s now infamous mixtapes dropped when she was just 19 years old and have seen her go up against the likes of N.E.R.D, Big Boi, Die Antwoord and Gucci Mane and gain notoriety working with long-time collaborator, Yo Majesty producer, David Alexander. Known for her rapid-fire raps and high-speed electro club beats, Miami bass sounds and 80s flavour, this 21 year-old is crashing onto dancefloors with her militaristic mash-up of club and hip-hop.
Last year saw her collaborate with production giants Diplo and DJ Fresh on the smash hit ‘Earthquake’ which was also the feature song on the Kick Ass 2 soundtrack. Heading into 2014 the airwaves were set ablaze with another feature this time working with hot LA based 90s house and R&B alchemist Le Youth on new single ‘Dance With Me’.
Now Dominique is owning it with her own debut single ‘Throw It Down’, teaming up once again with hitmaker DJ Fresh, she has also enlisted the help of dubstep master Benga and the powerhouse that are The Invisible Men, the result being an explosive concoction of tribal beats, an atomic bass line and razor sharp flows; Dominique has landed and ‘Throw It Down’ will take no prisoners.
‘Throw It Down’ is the first release from Dominique’s highly anticipated album due for release later in the year which will see her collaborate with a crew to be reckoned with of some of the hottest names in the International music scene.
Mistajam gave ‘Throw It Down’ its first national play on radio on BBC Radio 1Xtra last night closely followed by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe.
Pre-order here: THROW IT DOWN
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Sam Smith's debut single 'Money On My Mind' (released through Capitol Records on 16th Feb) has been reworked by fresh faced producer Le Youth.
Watch the official video for 'Money On My Mind' now - http://po.st/UZhGhH
Pre-order the single here - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/