“electro-pop auteurs Ladytron continue to evolve and impress” - Spin
“lovely” - MTV Hive
Nettwerk Records’ recording artist, Ladytron, will embark on a major North American fall tour in support of their forthcoming album, Gravity The Seducer (September 13 in the US; September 12 in the UK). The month-long tour kicks off in Phoenix, AZ on September 22nd and wraps up in Miami, FL on October 15th.
While they prepare to release the upcoming video for single "White Elephant," the UK-based quartet (Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu, Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo) decided to offer up another track from the Gravity The Seducer to tide fans over. Meticulously crafted, “Ambulances” experiments with orchestral elements pooled with ethereal vocals that erupt into a beautiful cacophony of keys, percussions and strings before subsiding into a foreboding silence.
To celebrate the arrival of Summer, Nütone Music is set to release three studio albums on the same day. On July 26, Nütone will put out Queens Of Hearts by Grammy-nominated Jai Uttal, and two debut albums: The Enchanted Island by Jack Harrison and Hallelujah by Will Blunderfield. (Listen to sampler below.)
The latest release from Grammy-nominated remixer and producer Morgan Page is a mélange of dance music all-stars. A collaboration with Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and featuring Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik), the track titled "In the Air" is the first single (out July 5 on Beatport.com) from Page's upcoming studio album, set to drop later this year. Page has said that "In The Air" is about capturing the excitement of being in the moment. Volleying from BT, Sultan and Shepard's unique live instruments into gorgeous synth swells, the song is as expansive as it is enthralling. And as for Angela McCluskey's vocals, they can only be described as hauntingly powerful. Fun fact about "In The Air": McCluskey had a unique approach to penning the lyrics by clipping out magazine headlines.
To check out a snippet of the track, see above video piece. Enjoy!
Peter Murphy stopped by The Grove in Los Angeles to chat with TV newsmagazine show Extra while he was in town promoting his new album Ninth. Check out the video interview above and read the full story HERE.
"Absolutely beautiful - a great new talent" - BBC Radio 1
“Top 10 At SXSW 2011” – Paste Magazine
“****” – MOJO
Released yesterday, Boots Met My Face by Nettwerk One’s Scottish quintet Admiral Fallow, is a joyous, heart-filled, orchestral-tinged and beautifully well-crafted album. Released earlier this year in the UK, the band received tremendous praises, including BBC, NPR, MOJO and Paste Magazine.
Comprised of lead singer and main writer Louis Abbott, Sarah Hayes, Joe Rattray, Kevin Brolly and Philip Hague, their sets go from simple voice and guitar compositions ("Four Bulbs"), through stomping Wilco-esque tunes to riotous cacophonies of white noise (see "Squealing Pigs" above); their songs about alienation within relationships and experiences of “youth” itself are sung and screamed with utter abandon while the band works themselves into a furious frenzy.
The full album is currently streaming at AOL Spinner, click HERE to listen.
Waterloo trio Kidstreet releases their third single "Birthday Boy" today. The rambunctious electro dance single will be accompanied by an exclusive b-side, the infectious high-energy track "Penny Candy.” Listen to both tracks below.
FarWest Entertainment announced the premiere of the global debut single by Blush yesterday, June 21, as part of Yahoo! Music Monday. The animated video for “Undivided” features Snoop Dogg and marks the first-ever music video created solely utilizing the Brushes App for iPad.
Blush is Victoria, Natsuko, Angeli, Ji Hae and Alisha, five gifted girls whose edgy and fun music is delivered with a unique spin. “Undivided” is an irresistible anthem of solidarity and devotion that heralds the arrival of a group that embodies the style and spirit of girls everywhere, all with a sound and attitude like no other international act today. Snoop Dogg guests on the song’s vocal track and revolutionary new animated clip, as well as a forthcoming performance video of the single.
The clip, created by acclaimed animator Shawn Harris, was inspired by early ’80s animation from The Electric Company and Sesame Street as well as wall graffiti by mysterious international artist Blu. The final “Undivided” video features about 7,000 painstaking finger brush strokes. “The best media for this technique wasn't print, but video,” explains Harris. “The Brushes application isn't designed specifically for animation, but if you can manage to be deliberate enough to record each brush-stroke as a separate frame, it lends itself to a very organic-feeling style of stop-motion finger-painting. The video is an exposed process--basically one painting, painted over and over and over itself.”
The accolades keep pouring in for Aussie bro/sis duo Angus & Julia Stone, who won two major awards at the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) Awards in Sydney on June 21. The pair took home the peer-voted Song Of The Year award for stand-out single "Big Jet Plane" and the coveted Songwriter Of The Year award, which is picked by the APRA board of directors.
This is the latest in a slew of honorable recognition that Angus & Julia have received around their sophomore album Down the Way. They took home Single and Album Of The Year at the 2010 ARIA Awards, and grabbed the #1 spot on triple J's Hottest 100 earlier this year.
“One of those superbly talented performers that seems to come from out of nowhere. Young Mr. Hyslop has a singer-songwriter maturity far beyond his years.”
Mark Rheaume – CBC Radio
Vancouver singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop will release his debut EP "Cold Wind" across Canadian retail stores on July 19, 2011. The EP features tracks such as the melodic "Nowhere Left To Go", CBC Radio 2 favourite "If I Was A Better Man" and the title track single "Cold Wind", where Joshua reflects on his perseverance in the face of adversity. As a special exclusive, iTunes makes the “Cold Wind” EP available beginning June 21, four weeks before the physical release date.
Last month, Ladytron released lead single, “White Elephant,” from their upcoming studio album, Gravity The Seducer (September 13 in the US; September 12 in the UK). This month, the UK-based quartet (Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu, Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo) offers follow-up track, “Ambulances.”
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