Angus Stone

Nettwerk Label Artists Morgan Page, Wanting and Angus Stone Nominated For 2013 Independent Music Awards!

Nominees for the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs) were announced yesterday, and three Nettwerk recording artists received nods: Morgan Page (Dance/Electronica Album), Wanting (Adult Contemporary Album) and Angus Stone (Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album). Additionally, Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride is one of the many esteemed judges on the panel, which also includes industry vets and influential artists like Tom Waits, Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone) and Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour).

According to the official press release from the IMAs, "more than 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe."  Read the full official press release HERE.

Keep reading to learn more about the IMAs...

Angus Stone Nominated For Two ARIA Awards - Best Male Vocalist & Best Blues And Roots Album

"a plaintive melody and muscular guitar riff create dreamy tension" – USA Today

“…bears a resonance imcomparable to anything Angus has ever done.” – Paste

Nettwerk Music Group would like to congratulate Angus Stone, who has been nominated for two ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) Music Awards - Best Male Vocalist & Best Blues And Roots Album - for the exceptional solo release, Broken Brights. Angus Stone is perhaps better known as half of the acclaimed sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone, and the voice behind the pair's stand-out track "Big Jet Plane," which has more than 11 million YouTube views.

The ARIA Awards will take place on November 29 at the Sydney Entertainment Center.  For more information, please click HERE.

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MTV World Taps Angus Stone For "Cover The World" Program

MTV World partners with Chevrolet for a new program, called Cover The World that includes four global artists that will each cover an iconic song chosen by fans. Selected to represent Australia is Angus Stone - better known as half of the acclaimed sibling duo, Angus & Julia Stone, and the voice behind the pair's stand-out track "Big Jet Plane," which has more than 11 million YouTube views.

Selected for their diversity, each artist is respected and celebrated in their native country. Other participating artists include - South Korea's WonderGirls, Jamaica's Gyptian, and America's All Time Low.

Angus Stone Announces First Solo North American Tour

"a plaintive melody and muscular guitar riff create dreamy tension" – USA Today
“…bears a resonance imcomparable to anything Angus has ever done.” – Paste

Nettwerk Records releases Broken Brights, the exceptional solo effort from Angus Stone, perhaps better known as half of the acclaimed sibling duo, Angus & Julia Stone, and the voice behind the pair's stand-out track "Big Jet Plane," which has more than 11 million YouTube views.

Starting September 11th, Angus takes to the road to share the album across North America. The month-long headline tour kicks off in Los Angeles at the famed Troubadour music venue and wraps in Philadelphia, PA on September 30. This is the first time Angus has toured North America without his co-conspirator and sister, Julia Stone.

Angus Stone Shares "Wooden Chair" Music Video; Solo Album Out July 17

Angus Stone emerges with a brand new video for single ”Wooden Chair,” from his forthcoming release, Broken Brights (out July 17).

Half dream, half documentary - come and enter Angus' world of burnouts, fireworks, midnight bonfires and general all-round good vibes. From the faraway hills of wild and remote Australia, enjoy this rare glimpse into the artist’s unique world - his piece of paradise on Earth.

“Wooden Chair” is a toe-tapping love tune replete with good old-fashioned handclapping and whistling, whilst title track “Broken Brights” is a return-to-form for Stone — it’s a nostalgic, dreamy tribute to our youth. The deeper you delve into the album, the more you come to expect the unexpected from Angus.

7/17 - Angus Stone - 'Broken Brights'

“I feel like it would be my most personal work to date,” he ventures on the topic of Broken Brights, the forthcoming solo release from Angus Stone. “I think I’m constantly introverting to that place, to that pocket I’ve always wanted to live inside amongst the songs & the tales that I’ve written. This album holds an essence that I’ve been searching for, for a long time.” That search has taken him to the far-sailed corners of the globe. He’s recorded in a rustic dwelling nestled in the Swiss Alps, beneath Australia’s bright-lit cherry blue skies along the coastline, to a ramshackle log cabin with a view over the lush Indian countryside.

On one hand, you’ll find Angus Stone off in his own world, dreaming away, and on the other, he’s energetic, charismatic and quite frank. He’s had to be to keep up with the pace of his career — Stone’s quickly becoming one of contemporary music’s most acclaimed, yet inherently enigmatic, young artists.

For the past seven years, Angus has been travelling the world as one half of brother-sister duo Angus & Julia Stone, during which time he’s played to spellbound audiences in sold-out shows at iconic venues like London’s Royal Festival Hall and Paris’s Le Trianon. Together, the artists have sold close to a million records worldwide since the release of their debut EP, Chocolates and Cigarettes (2005). Now, Angus Stone is setting out on his own.

“I’m excited to let go of it all,” he says of Broken Brights, the first solo album he’s released under his own name. “For the people that have listened to Julia and I play for so long, I’m looking forward to handing it over to them so that they can create their own worlds & experiences with the writings. To play live as my own in front of those people, it’s going to be a different trail of gravel & gold, but none the less very exciting.”

Broken Brights marks a departure for Angus Stone, and not just from recording with his long-term musical co-conspirator, Julia. The album is proof that he can deftly shift between genres without compromising his signature sound. While title track, “Broken Brights,” is a return-to-form for Angus — it’s a nostalgic, dreamy tribute to our youth —
“Bird On the Buffalo” is a livelier composition, incorporating distorted guitar riffs, which also make an appearance in the notably rockier “It Was Blue.” That string-laden track in particular is proof that his compositional skills transcend the preconceptions you might have about his musical style.

In fact, in order to challenge himself both as a recording artist and a live performer, Angus has drawn on a variety of unexpected sources whilst creating this album. He’s incorporated a plethora of new instruments, sounds and vocal styles (which range from gently strummed acoustic guitars to screaming electric guitars, from softly spoken lyrics to words howling inside the microphone) from genres as diverse as country, alt-rock and folk music.

“Wooden Chair” for example, is a toe-tapping love tune replete with good old-fashioned handclapping and whistling, whilst “Monsters” is a surprising, upbeat tune where speedily plucked banjo strings are accompanied by all-most royal somber trumpet solo, mirroring the feelings of hope and hopelessness experienced during our darkest moments. The deeper you delve into the album, the more you come to expect the unexpected from Angus.

Despite the marked transition that’s taken place during the cathartic recording of Angus’ genre-spanning record, he explains, “the way I approached writing this record is the way I’ve always tried to write music: the moment a song chooses you, it will arrive and unfold in its own time… it should always be naked & willing.”

“To sit back and let the conversation of the energy unfold into a creation, it’s important for me to know when the time is right. Or just to not know… or think I know… because truly we’ll never know. The idea gathers and gathers, until it reaches the bottleneck. Letting go is the most beautiful thing of it all.”

Fittingly, there’s a story behind each and every track on the album. “Bird On the Buffalo” was written on the road in Europe, whilst Stone was shacked up in a hotel room and musing on the nature of symbiotic relationships between the bird & the buffalo. “Wooden Chair” on the other hand, was inspired by the melody from the Angus & Julia track of the same name, which Angus felt needed to be revisited and brought to life in a new way. And perhaps that’s a strong metaphor for what he’s done in this album: he’s drawn upon the ideas and experiences that make Angus & Julia’s music so endearing, whilst offering a fresh perspective on the world that they’ve created. His poignant lyrical musings on life, love and loss are both familiar and fresh, which will no doubt excite old fans and invite new ones into the fold.

In short, what Angus Stone has captured in the recording process is this: memories and imaginings from his pilgrimage around the planet. What he says about going solo could easily sum up the experience of listening to Broken Brights - “It’s a whole different trip.”

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Angus Stone Releases Solo Album, 'Broken Brights'; Out July 17

“Recording this album has been a very different experience for me. It’s an opportunity to be more loose and have a bit more fun. Recording with Julia is cool but we both have our hands on the wheel. This is an opportunity to grab the wheel and do some burn-outs,” says Stone.

Following the recent release of lead single, “Bird On The Buffalo,” Angus Stone announces full details of his upcoming solo album Broken Brights - out July 17 via Nettwerk Records.

Broken Brights marks a departure for Stone, and not just from recording with his long-term musical co-conspirator and sister, Julia. The album, produced by Angus, is also proof that he can deftly shift between genres without compromising his signature sound.

While title track “Broken Brights” is a return-to-form for Stone — it’s a nostalgic, dreamy tribute to our youth — “Bird On the Buffalo” is a livelier composition, incorporating distorted guitar riffs, which also make an appearance in the notably rockier “It Was Blue.” That string-laden track in particular is proof that his compositional skills transcend the preconceptions you might have about his musical style.

Angus Stone Shares "Bird On The Buffalo" Music Video

On Friday, Paste Magazine partnered up with Angus Stone to premiere the official music video for "Bird On The Buffalo" from his forthcoming summer release, Broken Brights.  Visually stunning, the video features towering sand dunes, owls, wolves, and real-life girlfriend, Isabel Lucas.

Filmed in California's Joshua Tree National Park and directed by Jessie Hill, the cinematic exquisiteness is the handy work of Oscar-winning cinematographer Sion Michel.

Angus Stone Releases "Bird On The Buffalo" From Forthcoming Solo Release

Angus Stone - Bird On The Buffalo (Radio Edit) by nettwerk music group

Available today, Angus Stone – of critically acclaimed sibling duo, Angus & Julia Stone - shares lead single, “Bird On The Buffalo,” from his forthcoming summer solo release titled Broken Brights.

While on the road in Europe, Stone sat in a hotel room, musing on the symbiotic relationships between the bird and the buffalo, the co-operative behavior between two very different species, working together for mutual survival.

This is Stone. In order to challenge himself as both a musician and performer, Stone draws upon a variety of unexpected sources – instrumentation, vocal stylings, genres – to create his song, “to let the conversation of the energy unfold into a creation,” says Stone.

Angus Stone Premieres New Video For Track "Broken Brights" Off Upcoming Solo Album

Angus Stone has just revealed the music video for his new track "Broken Brights," from his forthcoming solo studio album due out this summer. The video, which premered earlier today exclusively on Australia's tripple j website (here), is self-directed and was filmed in California's Redwood Forest with his partner, actress Isabel Lucas.

Angus tells tripple J:
"We planned the trip when we first met and it was here we traveled together for the first time. I thought I would bring along an old camera and capture some love along the way. With this old camera we didn't know whether it worked or not as it was film. We knew it clicked over but that was all we knew... so it was a great feeling to get the rolls back some months after and see the footage had marked our time in the woods as a love."

Stay tuned for more news on Angus Stone's solo album.

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