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Posted by Klean Dalton On August - 25 - 2014


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Hannah Rave Review at the The Patrick Kavanagh

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Very occasionally it’s possible to walk into a local venue and simply stumble into the future of music in the UK. That’s what happened this week in Birmingham when we managed to catch an acoustic set by the wonderfully talented and incredibly focused Hannah Brown.

  

With nothing but a guitar, a microphone and her voice, Hannah managed to captivate the entire audience as she introduced herself and without any fanfare burst straight into her first song. As a singer and songwriter Hannah clearly understand the storytelling potential of music, and the lyrics of Quake reflect that perfectly. With echoes of Portishead’s Beth Gibbons, this cinematic and enigmatic track echoed throughout with a deep melancholy and a sense of repeated regret. The repetition shone through in both the lyrics and the music, reinforcing the bitter cycle told in the imagery of the song.

  

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Hannah interspersed a couple of covers in amongst her original tracks, with Your Picture following on from Quake with a more hopeful and upbeat melody, with smiles from Hannah as she revelled in the stark simplicity of the song.

  

The whole set that night had echoes of early Sheryl Crow, and had a spellbinding and ethereal quality that captured a very specific time, place and mood, with tales of painfully unrequited love, all told with a heartfelt honesty and the occasional sense of hopelessness. Yet her voice, despite that hopelessness, always seems to offer that sense of good times to come, of optimism and an endearing self-sufficiency.

  

Hannah uses her talent naturally. Nothing in her set seemed forced in anyway. Her enthusiasm and talent and sheer honesty was heartfelt in every line. She doesn’t simply wear her heart on her sleeve, she lets it shine from her soul and echo around the room.

  
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Hannah Brown has a bright future. The night after the gig we saw she was performing again, this time with a backing group. Although I’ve no doubt that she excelled in that performance as much as the one we caught, I’m glad we caught the acoustic set. The lack of distraction, the elegant purity of one girl and her guitar singing truths and honesty in a random bar in Birmingham, was one of those once in a lifetime finds that you never forget.
Hannah will be releasing her debut album soon, and it won’t be long before you wish you’d caught her before she hit the bigger venues. The smaller gigs are the perfect way to capture her spirit and skill before she hits the big time. Which, with her talent, is practically inevitable.


 

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Gorgan City “Sirens”

Posted by Klean Dalton On August - 11 - 2014

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Gorgon City recently announced plans for their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Sirens’ – which is due for release on October 6th via Black Butter/Virgin EMI. They are now pleased to confirm further details of the full album – including key features, artwork, tracklisting and pre order details.

 

The first news of ‘Sirens’ came along side the announcement of their new single – ‘Unmissable’ ft. Zak Abel – which will be released a week before the album on September 29th. You can see some making of footage of the single, co-written with Jimmy Napes (Disclosure, Sam Smith, Clean Bandit) and featuring the choir HERE

 

The story of Gorgon City is a perfect microcosm of the story of how 21st century dance music coming in from the cold. Kye Gibbon and Matt Robson-Scott are two young men who each separately jumped in to clubland’s deepest and choppiest waters (at a time when halfway-decent club culture was as fragmented as it’s been the last two decades and entering a period of extreme marginalisation) and learned to swim the hard way. Since then they’ve become skilled navigators of its currents, observed as streams converged and split again, and more by accident than design were perfectly prepared to ride its current waves of mainstream popularity.

 

With a deft history of music making behind them individually as Foamo & RackNRuin, once Kye and Matt joined forces as Gorgon City things quickly began to snowball at a barely comprehensible rate. “Because we each had a bit of reputation built up,” says Kye, “the first gigs we got as Gorgon City were pretty big festival ones, and it’s just gone on from there.” Their experiments with vocalists showed that they were as quick and proficient with real song structures as they were with beat-making, and had a knack of bringing out the best in collaborators. They quickly got the backing of the mighty Black Butter Records – who’d already released a couple of Matt’s RackNRuin tracks (the first of which featured Jessie Ware) – just as that label’s explosion into the mainstream, spearheaded by Rudimental, began in earnest.

 

‘Sirens’ – the full album from Gorgon City – will include all previous hit singles (NB ‘Ready For Your Love’ has now accumulated over 30 million streams) + recent top 10 ‘Here For You’ featuring Laura Welsh and ‘Real’ featuring Yasmin – plus, a remarkable collection of new tracks that unequivocally mark Matt & Kye out as being at the very peak of their writing and production prowess.

 

Further key features on the album include Maverick Sabre top and tailing the record, Katy B, Erik Hassle and Jenifer Hudson.

 

‘Sirens’ is a brilliantly cohesive piece of music that perfectly reflects the exciting UK dance pop climate we find ourselves in for 2014 – with Gorgon City firmly at the helm.

 

30 date ‘Sirens’ tour later this year, which will take GC across UK, EU and the USA – full info coming soon.

‘Sirens’ Tracklisting:

1 Coming Home ft. Maverick Sabre

2 Ready For Your Love ft. MNEK

3 Lover Like You ft. Katy B

4 Here For You ft. Laura Welsh

5 FTPA ft. Erik Hassle

6 Go All Night ft. Jennifer Hudson

7 Unmissable ft. Zak Abel

8 Real ft. Yasmin

9 Imagination ft. Katy Menditta

10 6AM ft. Tish Hyman

11 Elevate ft. Anne-Marie

12 Take It All ft. The Six

13 Hard On Me ft. Maverick Sabre

 

‘Unmissable’ ft Zak Abel out Sept 29th.

 

Pre-order:

http://po.st/UnmissableiT

 

‘Sirens’ the debut album out October 6th.

 

Pre-order Sirens – http://po.st/GCSirens

iTunes Standard – http://po.st/SIRENSiT

iTunes Deluxe – http://po.st/SIRENSdlxiT

Amazon physical http://po.st/SirensA

Signed album and vinyl http://po.st/GCStore

 

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Professor Green ft Tori Kelly

Posted by Klean Dalton On July - 28 - 2014

‘LULLABY’ feat TORI KELLY

RELEASED BY VIRGIN/EMI ON 15th SEPTEMBER 2014

Listen to it here

 

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Professor Green returns with Lullaby, the first single to be taken from his third studio album, Growing Up In Public. Firmly established as one of the crossover superstars of British music, the Hackney born and raised rapper builds on a career that has spawned two Top 3 albums and eight consecutive Top 40 singles – including hits Read All About It (#1), I Need You Tonight (#3) and Just Be Good To Green (#5) – with the September 2014 release of single Lullaby (feat Tori Kelly).

 

 

 

 

 

A pop smart smash-in- waiting, Lullaby is produced by Chris Loco (Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah), and features the vocals of US singer songwriter, Tori Kelly, the latest protégé of super-manager Scooter Braun. “It is an honour to be on the same song with such a respected artist like Professor Green.” says Tori. “When I first heard Lullaby I knew it would be an amazing opportunity to sing it. Then when I met him and we got to perform it together, it all seemed to sink in. I became even more excited and more in love with the song.”

 

The forthcoming release looks set to add another incredible chapter to Green’s all-conquering career which has seen him amass 500,000 album and 1.75million single sales in the UK alone; embark on three headline tours in addition to performing on the main stages of countless festivals such as Glastonbury, V Festival and Wireless; and be nominated for a plethora of awards including the Brits ‘Best Male’ over and above earned NME and MOBO awards. Not to mention a high profile underlined by huge social media statistics – 2+ million Facebook Likes, 2+ million Twitter followers – and the fact that his journey has been documented by Channel 4 in a six episode TV series (Professor Green Unseen and Professor Green Unseen: After Hours).

 

 

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Nick Mulvey First Mind 12th May

Posted by Klean Dalton On May - 6 - 2014

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Nick Mulvey releases ‘First Mind’ on 12th May 2014 through Fiction Records. It was produced by Dan Carey (Hot Chip, Steve Mason) in Streatham.

 

Nick Mulvey is less the master of reinvention, as he is the master of invention. Invention by its very definition being a ‘unique method, composition, or process’. First Mind ticks all three boxes, and it ticks them in spades.

 

As a founding member of sprawling, Mercury Prize nominated jazz collective, Portico Quartet, Nick played an otherworldly new instrument called The Hang, and their music still resonates today in broader circles outside of any insular jazz clique (Alt-J quoted one of Nick’s Portico lyrics on their debut album). Nick though wanted a change, and one where the creative process was perhaps a more singular vision, albeit no less liberal-minded.

 

Putting himself through a guitar school in Cuba, the only Brit in the room, his technique is exquisite, a blur of picked notes and offbeat, irregular timings. Nick is one of life’s great thinkers, and coupling his beautifully delivered verse with the intricacies of his playing, you have something wildly at odds with his peers.

 

Three single releases into this solo career and Nick’s music is making impressive, encouraging footprints across the globe. Concluding 2013 on the BBC Sound of 2014 shortlist, those introductory singles, Fever to The Form, Nitrous, and the irresistible Cucurucu are picking up fans in all the right places. Playlisted at Radio 1, Radio 2, 6Music, Absolute Radio, and XFM, and armed with a slew of impressive press quotes, its crucially not just the airwaves and printed press that are taking to Nick but their listeners and readers alike.

 

The confines of the studio, where an artist can pour over every dropped note or wayward vocal, are rarely the litmus test for a musician’s true worth, so it’s equally as encouraging that the past twelve months have taken Nick across the UK and Europe and back again, performing to bigger crowds and selling out venues well in advance. Laura Marling invited him out on a full UK tour last Autumn, Ben Howard has become a big vocal supporter following a support slot in Ireland, and Nick’s upcoming UK and European tour already includes sold-out shows in cities far beyond his London home. Last Summer he was a regular on the festival stages to busy crowds, and this year already looks likely to repeat and surpass that feat. He dips speculative toes in America this March with his first performances out at SXSW in Texas.

 

First Mind is an engrossing listen, and not easily defined. It encourages an open-mind (the ‘First Mind’ perhaps), and a sense of the worldliness that Nick poured into its making. Cucurucu is an interpretation of DH Lawrence’s poem, Piano, wrapped within a heady groove. And groove, for all its modern day baggage, is at the heart of everything Nick Mulvey does. Nitrous, a song about a daydreamer selling laughing gas, positively radiates with a classic chug and groove when the bassline slinks in. There are contemplative moments too, Fever to the Form and Meet Me There are poignant odes, whilst The Trellis and Juramidam showcase that leftfield, Eastern-inflected guitar technique. It is a record that gets under your skin, and its sense of exploration is palpable.

 

Pre-order the album here:
iTunes – http://po.st/FMso

CD – http://po.st/FMcdso

LP – http://po.st/FMvinylso

 

First Mind Tracklisting: First Mind, Fever To The Form, April, Juramidam, Cucurucu, Ailsa Craig, Meet Me There, Nitrous, Venus, I Don’t Want To Go Home, The Trellis, The World To Me

 

Nick Mulvey Live:

 

19th May – Gorilla, Manchester

20th May – Village Underground, London SOLD OUT

1st June – Pavilions, Plymouth (w/ London Grammar) SOLD OUT

3rd June – O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ London Grammar) SOLD OUT

4th June – O2 Academy Brixton, London (w/ London Grammar) SOLD OUT

6th June – The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton (w/ London Grammar) SOLD OUT

19th July – Somersault Festival, Devon

20th July – Curious Arts Festival, Hampshire

3rd August – Camp Bestival, Dorset

17th August – Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons

5th September – Bestival, Isle of Wight

www.nickmulvey.com

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Hannah Brown Supports Jack Wallen

Posted by Klean Dalton On April - 7 - 2014

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BASHIYRA Hard Rock Semi Finalist

Posted by Steve Willis On February - 11 - 2014

bashiryathumbBASHIYRA has been selected in an international competition being run by The Hard Rock Cafe for her track DON’T GET IN MY FACE.

Big Herb Remix (NuVybe Records USA) has been short-listed for an international competition and she needs your help!!!!!

Please take a moment to open the link below and VOTE for BASHIYRA and also share the voting link amongst your networks, friends and family in support of her London UK national heat selection going international. WE ALL NEED THIS TO HAPPEN!!! Please help by VOTING NOW on the following link.

https://reverbnation.com/contests/2691/artist/1277270

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BASHIYRA – You Know How To Love Me

Posted by Steve Willis On February - 5 - 2014

BASHIYRA ~ ‘The Voice’You Know How To Love Me

Release Date 3rd March 2014

Stylistic versatility whilst maintaining consistent standards is just one of the many things that distinguishes the talent that is BASHIYRA. Soulful, mesmerising and smooth are just a few of the words that describe her inimitable voice.

With a repertoire that spans reggae, soulful house, neo-soul and jazz, BASHIYRA has an ability to captivate, move and entertain diverse audiences. The greatest example of this capability was her rousing performance at The Opening Ceremony of The London 2012 Paralympic Games and a subsequent personal thank you letter from UK Prime Minister David Cameron

Never one to rest on her laurels, the multi-award winner leapt in spring 2013 by setting a new World Record – BASHIYRA become the first Independent Artist to achieve 4 concurrent positions in one chart. The consecutive releases, I Won’t Worry, You Haven’t Seen Nothing Yet, The You In Me, and Don’t Get In My Face, all charted in The Top 50 RnB Charts DPP (USA). Whilst the heavy-hitter, I Won’t Worry, simultaneously held the #1 position on The Urban/RnB/Crossover Top 40 Breakouts Chart (USA), and the Number 30 position on The Sweet Rhythms Chart (UK), having previously peaked there at #2.
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The UK based singer, songwriter, producer and arranger performs internationally and has passport stamps from all continents. She was the first international artist to sign a production deal with NuVybe Records (USA), the label headed by Herb Middleton, an industry veteran who has worked with Raheem DeVaughn, Teddy Pendergrass, Mary J Blige, Al Green, Ann Nesby, Phyllis Hyman and Kenny Lattimore.

 Multiple Award Winner BASHIYRA is also the recipient of ‘The Nina Simone Award’ for her outstanding work in the area of jazz (which was acknowledged and endorsed by the official legacy estate of Dr Nina Simone).

2014 will see the release of the sophomore album, INDEPENDENT, which is sure to deliver more chart-climbers and accolades with production credits to Herb Middleton, Peter Moore Productions (LA Reid). BASHIYRA will write with Crystal Johnson (who has written for Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Anthony Hamilton and Angie Stone) and Richard Rudolph (who co-wrote the Minnie Riperton classic Lovin’ You).

Twitter:- https://twitter.com/BashiyraDaVoice

Web:- www.bashiyra.com

Facebook:- https://www.facebook.com/bashiyra.thevoice

For Further Details Radio interviews / Sessions Contact sue@plugandplaypromo.com

Press Enquires – Malcolm Bell Malcolm@accessallmusic.com

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Juliette News

Posted by Steve Willis On January - 28 - 2014
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iTCH Debut album The Deep End released via Red Bull Records

Posted by Klean Dalton On January - 20 - 2014

The Deep End released via Red Bull Records on

March 24th // Pre-order now

Tour with Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip begins January 19th

Stream new album track ‘Children Of The Revolution’

 

 

After an explosive 2013, punk MC iTCH announces the anticipated release of his debut album The Deep End. Following two EPs, a headline UK tour and two huge US tours, including a stint on the legendary Warped Tour, iTCH is finally ready to unleash his incredible debut on March 24th via Red Bull Records, now available to pre-order.

 

The Deep End includes the singles ‘Best Shot’, ‘Homeless Romantic’ feat. Taking Back Sunday’s Adam Lazarra and the forthcoming single ‘Life Is Poetry’, released March 17th. Other guest vocalists lending their talents to the album include US artist Matisyahu and Less Than Jake’s Roger Manganelli. An album of true originality, the pace and energy never lets up, creating a varied, sonic journey from a bona fide creative.

 

Of the album, iTCH says: “I’m beyond excited about being able to finally release my first solo album. I’m so proud of this record, I’ve taken the time to get it exactly how I want it to sound and have had the honour of working with some life time heroes. You can hear how much fun I had making this record and how creatively free I was allowed to be. This is without a doubt the best record I’ve ever released.”

 

A truly impassioned and creative performer, the album has been a long time coming for the former frontman of political punk outfit The King Blues. Following the breakup of his former band, iTCH has forged his own career, focussing on his cutting lyrical style and passion for different musical styles to create a hybrid of hip-hop, punk, pop, electro and rock, all underpinned by iTCH’s unique fire and attitude. Despite being stuck in a wheelchair for the whole summer of 2013 due to an injury sustained at a show, he managed to complete the Warped Tour in the US whilst continuing to write, create and collaborate – including a mixtape tape with Dan The Automator.

 
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iTCH is also pleased to announce a UK tour with Dan Le Sac VS Scroobius Pip, including two dates at London’s KOKO. Dates as follows:

January

19th Manchester Academy 2 *sold out*
20th Edinburgh Liquid Room
21st Glasgow Arches
22nd Newcastle Academy 2
23rd Sheffield Plug
24th Leeds Stylus
25th Birmingham Institute
27th Cardiff Solus
28th Exeter Lemon Grove
30th Oxford Academy

February
1st Norwich Waterfront
2nd Hull Union
3rd London KOKO
4th London KOKO *sold out*
5th Cambridge Junction
6th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms *sold out*
7th Bristol Anson Rooms
8th Bedford Corn Exchange

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Wilkinson New Single

Posted by Klean Dalton On December - 16 - 2013

Wilkinson, the hottest D&B producer to emerge from UK scene in 2013, today announces Too Close ft Detour City, the next single to be taken from the album Lazers Not Included.  The single follows the Top 10 smash Afterglow, the biggest D&B breakthrough tune of the year which has now sold over 150,000 copies in the UK alone and spent 5 weeks inside the top 20. Too Close, with it’s intricate dub break, showcases Tabitha Benjamin’s, aka Detour City vocals, and is sure to be another cross-over hit for Wilkinson.

 

Wilkinson confirms Too Close remixes to come from the biggest names in UK dance (listed below), including a VIP remix from himself, all released on 9th Feb via RAM Records / Virgin EMI.  The day after, on February 10th, Wilkinson has also confirmed the release of ‘Midnight’, a new track exclusively for Beatport.

 

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Wilkinson, has been on unstoppable form since the release of Need To Know at the beginning of the year. Heartbeat, featuring Arlissa and P Money, followed in May, and paved the way for the Afterglow, featuring the vocals of Becky Hill.  The tune was a huge success and a regular sound in the clubs hammered up and down the country by the likes of Chase & Status, Sub Focus, Andy C and High Contrast among others.  Playlisted across Radio 1, 1Xtra, Kiss, Capital, Capital Xtra and Rinse, the video, which has had over 3.3million views, can be seen here

 

 

Wilkinson’s debut album Lazers Not Included not only introduced a raft of stand-out singles but cemented Wilkinson’s name as one of the most exciting new electronic artists in the UK. Hailing from South West London, Wilkinson, blessed with an astute A&R ear, wanted to team up with some of the freshest UK vocal talent on the record. Wilkinson has topped the iTunes Electronic charts, won a National D&B Award, and picked up legions of fans, including some of the top Radio DJ’s!

 

Wilkinson played an exciting host of international festivals this summer including explosive sets at Secret Garden Party, Global Gathering, Outlook, Pukkelpop and Bestival, as well as taking over Brixton Academy for RAM Record’s sell out show last month.  He continues to tour the world for the rest of 2013, with DJ sets confirmed across the UK, Europe, Australia & NZ. Check out http://wilkinson-music.com for forthcoming dates.

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