NEW SINGLE ‘MIRACLE’ ANNOUNCED FOR RELEASE ON 10TH MARCH
NEW ALBUM ‘EXILE’ RELEASED ON 11TH MARCH
Hurts have announced their new single ‘Miracle’ will be released on 10th March and will be the first single from their second album ‘Exile’, released on 11th March 2013 through Major Label.
‘Miracle’ will receive its first worldwide radio play on Huw Stephens show when he covers the Radio 1 breakfast show on Friday 4th January 2013.
The band recently unveiled a teaser video for ‘Exile’, which showed a succinct yet profound insight into the band’s new album, and can be seen here. The video features an excerpt of a new track called ‘The Road’, taken from the new album ‘Exile’.
‘Exile’, the bands follow-up to their 2010 debut ‘Happiness’, can now be pre-ordered from iTunes, Amazon, Play and HMV.com, with ‘The Road’ available as an instant free track for any orders through iTunes.
‘Happiness’ entered the UK album charts at #4 with over 25,000 sales making Hurts the fastest selling new band of 2010 in the UK. They have now reached over 2,000,000 sales worldwide earning 14 top 10 iTunes positions including #1s in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Finland and Luxembourg. It was officially certified Gold in the UK and Austria, and 2 x Platinum in Germany and Finland, and Platinum in Poland, Switzerland, and Russia, with the band selling over 250,000 tickets on tour.
Hurts recently announced a 12-date UK and European headline tour in March and April 2013 alongside London and Berlin headline shows in February 2013. London, Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Hamburg, Zurich, Amsterdam and Manchester dates are already all sold out.
“We No Who U R” is the first single from the forthcoming Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds album Push the Sky Away (out 18th February 2013).
A new video for “We No Who U R” shot by acclaimed Argentine film director Gaspar Noé (I Stand Alone, Irreversible, and Enter The Void)
With two years having passed since their last album, 2011’s Mine Is Yours was released, today COLD WAR KIDS return with a mysterious teaser video, titled ‘Dear Miss Lonelyhearts’. The clip features previously unseen footage of the band in the studio, and a sample of the songwriting that has taken place in the past year.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club announce the release of their highly anticipated sixth studio album ‘Specter At The Feast’, released through Abstract Dragon Records on the 18th March. Following 2010’s ‘Beat The Devil’s Tattoo’, the forthcoming release is the latest addition to their acclaimed discography, which began with their seminal debut ‘B.R.M.C’ in 2001. The band will also embark on a six-date UK tour, beginning on 24th March at Manchester’s HMV Ritz.
The notoriously mysterious trio remain true to their sonic template – fuzzy guitars, blues licks, atmospheric feedback – yet drew inspiration from a very different place for this new release. In August 2010, the band unexpectedly and tragically lost someone they often referred to as their fourth member, Michael Been, also bassist Robert Been’s father.
After taking some time off BRMC returned to their roots, their love of making music, and recalled their very first album as a reference. They recorded the majority of the album at Dave Grohl’s studio in LA on the same console that is featured in Grohl’s upcoming ‘Sound City: The Movie’ documentary (also the same board they recorded their debut album on). Additional recording was done in Joshua Tree, CA at the infamous Rancho De La Luna Studio before they ventured to Robert Been’s hometown of Santa Cruz, CA to record the rest of the album.
“This record took a long time to pull together,” explains Robert. “I think we all reached the breaking point after our last tour and needed to step back for a bit. These songs brought us back to life and gave us a second chance. I’ve never been more excited to play an album live before, these songs were born to be loud”
Since the band’s debut release in 2001 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club have released five highly regarded studio albums, released two live DVD’s including 2010’s ‘Live in London’ and toured relentlessly across the world.
Having already sold-out her own headline show at the Tabernacle on 4th March in just 2 days, Laura Mvula announces that she will be joining Jessie Ware on her national tour.
In a week that will also see Laura release her highly anticipated debut album, ‘Sing To The Moon’(released 4th March), this will be the first time that Laura has toured regionally. Laura has also been confirmed to play the main stage at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival on Saturday 15th June.
Since announcing the release of her debut EP ‘She’ back in November, Laura has been picking up critical acclaim and support from some of the biggest tastemakers out there.
The video for Laura’s new single ‘Green Garden’, which is due to be released 24th February, has already reached over 158k views on VEVO after going live only a week ago.
Described as “The voice of 2013” by The Evening Standard, the classically trained, singer-songwriter’s music fuses orchestral soul with velvety harmonies and emotional vocals giving nods to Nina Simone, George Gershwin and Björk amongst others.
A graduate from the Birmingham Conservatoire with a degree in composition, the 26-year-old is a unique collision of her Caribbean background and formal music.
Laura started writing songs on her laptop while working as a supply teacher in a Birmingham secondary school. Now, with some incredible live performances and a praised EP under her belt, 2013 looks set to be an incredible year for her. Laura was nominated for the 2013 BRITs Critics‘ Choice award and ranked highly in fourth place for the BBC Sound of 2013.
As one of the most exciting new musical talents to come out of the UK, this young lady deserves every bit of attention that she gets.
Jessie Ware Tour Dates:
Wednesday 6th March - Cambridge, Junction
Thursday 7th March - Manchester, HMV Ritz
Friday 8th March - Glasgow, O2 ABC
Saturday 9th March - Birmingham, HMV Institute
Monday 11th March - Oxford, O2 Academy
Tuesday 12th March - Bristol, O2 Academy
Wednesday 13th March - London, O2 Shepherds Bush Empire
Now this is just Wow! We love Dita, what a babe!
Monarchy release their new single ‘Disintegration feat. Dita Von Teese’. The video is shot by Roy Raz, who previously directed Monarchy’s “I Won’t Let Go” video, and features Dita extensively as the classic 1950’s housewife escaping the monotony of her marriage through sexual fantasy. The voice over introduction is provided by Eric Szmanda, who initially introduced Dita to Monarchy’s music, and is one of the lead characters from CSI. The photos are taken by Ali Mahdavi, the former creative director at Crazy Horse, and an exceptional fashion and portrait photographer.
RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘GOOD TOGETHER’ ON 4 MARCH, 2013 - ANNOUNCE SPECIAL ONE-OFF SHOW AT ISLINGTON’S ELECTROWERKZ ON 22 JANUARY
Chapel Club have announced the release of their new single ‘Good Together’ on 4 March 2013. The single comes from their upcoming sophomore album of the same name which will be released later in 2013 through their new label Ignition Records.
The track ‘Good Together’ started life as three minutes of uplifting electronic pop brilliance that warped into the band’s own near ten-minute house remix, which they improvised in the studio they built with producer Tom Biller (Warpaint, Liars) on a LA hilltop. The new style showcased on ‘Good Together’ marks a significant change from their 2011 debut album ‘Palace’ in both instrumentation and attitude, exchanging indie guitars for analog synths and a more playful and optimistic tone. The release, which will be available to download from 20 January, comes complete with a remix of pure house music bliss from legendary Scottish producer / DJ JD Twitch (Optimo).
Chapel Club have also recently announced their first live show of 2013 at Islington’s Electrowerkz on 22 January. The show marks the live return of Chapel Club and promises to be a night of samplers, synths and reworked versions of their older tunes.
The result is new single ‘You Need The Blue Key’, the first release to be taken from ‘Amber’.
Combining the power of early industrial and electronic pioneers such as Ministry and Nine Inch Nails with a modern twist, Binary have forged themselves an exciting sound - abrasive and intense, yet full of texture, melody and feel.