"It's been a long and explorative journey for Hadouken! but tonight's Hottest Record sounds like they have found their natural home. Their position in bass culture is unique, bringing both the live element and credibility in the electronic music field together to create something unique in Bad Signal." - Zane Lowe, BBC Radio 1
On August 7th, Hadouken! will release “Bad Signal,” the latest single from their forthcoming studio album. Hadouken! is the band at the forefront of UK Bass, the most dominant and exciting sound happening on the Isles.
Bass is the underground club sound that has swallowed the mainstream, and as such, is the latest great British youth movement. Best known for their massive live shows, Hadouken! joins producers and DJs such as Chase & Status and Nero at the helm of Bass culture. During the last tour, fans were invited to bring their video cameras and record the performance, which the band stitched together to create and share a single live piece.
"It's been a long and explorative journey for Hadouken! but tonight's Hottest Record sounds like they have found their natural home. Their position in bass culture is unique, bringing both the live element and credibility in the electronic music field together to create something unique." - Zane Lowe/BBC Radio 1
Today, Hadouken! premieres their latest single, “Bad Signal” on BBC Radio 1 as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record in the World! Hadouken! sat down with Zane to discuss the album; joining a pantheon of musicians recently interviewed, such as Muse, Eminem, Mark Hoppus, The Prodigy and more.
Already trending at #3, “Bad Signal” is the follow up track from the upcoming studio album, the first full-length release since 2010’s For The Masses. Previously, Hadouken! offered lead track, “Parasite,” as a free download on their site: www.hadouken.com/parasite. In the space of a month, “Parasite” has received over 60,000 downloads and the official video racked up 150,000 hits and growing.
Set for a series of summer festival dates throughout the UK and Europe (see below), stay tuned for more information on a stateside tour.
As previously reported, Hadouken! released their second YouTube creation called “People Are Awesome” on Monday, October 25. Within 3 days the video has received well over a million views and is growing exponentially each day. The video montage of “amazing people doing amazing things” is an awe-inspiring collection that celebrates the impressive force of the human mind and body. "People Are Awesome" is the #1 video at viralvideochart.com and has been picked up by various blogs and websites – ESPN.com, CollegeHumor.com, Kotaku.com, BuzzFeed.com, WashingtonPost.com, TodaysBigThing.com and many more.
The video is set to the band’s new single “Mecha Love,” which is currently charting at #6 on iTunes Canada and #13 on iTunes US on the Top Electronic Songs charts.
Hadouken! is at it again. Last year the UK band put together a YouTube video called "100 Greatest Hits Of YouTube In 4 Minutes" set to their single "M.A.D" from their last album For The Masses. The video currently has more than 7.5 million views. They've unleashed another YouTube creation called "People Are Awesome" and is a comprised of 56 clips of some amazing people doing some impossible and crazy tricks guaranteed to blow your mind!
Each clip exemplifies the extraordinary feats the human body can endure and achieve. Whether it’s the “Urban Ninja” Freerunning, 200-yard gong shots, a Shaolin monk balancing on two thumbs, 20 stair kickflips, or Roger Federer’s trickshot on a studio set, this collection of videos demonstrates that the definition of ‘extreme’ is forever evolving.
It's set to the band's infectious new track "Mecha Love," out now in iTunes.
Check it out above or watch it HERE. List of all clips used for the video after the jump...
For those of you who can't wait to check out Hadouken!'s upcoming N. American debut For The Masses, MySpace is doing an exclusive listening party today and tomorrow (Jan 21 and 22) only! Check it out HERE. The album is officially out on February 2.
And don't forget to mark your calendars because Hadouken! is coming to N. American to celebrate the album release with a few special shows in February:
February 8 New York, NY @ The Mercury Lounge
February 9 Toronto, ON @ El Mocambo
February 11 Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
"The Prodigy's energy, Dizzee's vocal delivery and Bloc Party's indie-dance."
Britain’s most dynamic young band Hadouken! release their second single “Turn The Lights Out” today. The album track, along with 3 remixes, comes just two weeks before the highly anticipated release of their North American debut album For The Masses (February 2). Check out the official video for the new track HERE.
Hadouken! will celebrate the album’s release by making their way to North America for their debut shows in New York City, Toronto and Los Angeles the week of February 8 (more info below). Additionally, the band will make their first ever stop at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival on Sunday, April 18, sharing the day with other artists like Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke, Phoenix, Florence and the Machine and more.
A full North American tour is in the works for this Spring, but the band is already making an impact. Hadouken! landed on MTV’s Buzzworthy Blog as a “Buzzworthy Obsession” (see it here) recently for the video to their first single “M.A.D”. MTV said of the video: “The mix of humor and aggressions perfectly matches the London it-band’s dance punk sound (sometimes referred to as grindie, or grim meets indie), as wild synth squelches and sloganeering soundtrack the scenes.” Check out the video for first single “M.A.D” here.
Britain’s cutting-edge dance rock band Hadouken! have signed with Nettwerk Music Group to release their US debut album For The Masses on February 2, 2010. Their first single "M.A.D," an acronym for Mutually Assured Destruction, is a booming, bass-heavy explosion that ponders the psychology of violence in the broadest sense. "M.A.D" is available now on iTunes; check out the video (which has over 600,000 views!) HERE.
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Passenger's international hit single "Let Her Go"has gone Double Platinum in the US and Canada and Platinume in the UK. In the US, the track has cracked the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 and remains in the Top 5 of the iTunes Top Singles Chart, while the accompanying video (above) boasts more than 170 million views on YouTube and peaked at #2 on the VH1 Top 20 Video Countdown.