Check Out NYC Rock Band SILVER RELICS – Debut Album Out Now!

untitled1New York City-based rock band SILVER RELICS is Alex Sepassi and Justin Alvis.

Beginning at age 10, Sepassi actively honed a raw talent as a vocalist, performer, and by his late teens, a prolific songwriter. Raised on the iconic British songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s, Sepassi later discovered the Technicolor experiments of the psychedelics and brooding ’80s indie rock. He deftly incorporates the best of these influences while adhering to a classical “songs first” philosophy, writing taut, arresting demos on acoustic guitar and piano before sending a song on its trajectory. “I don’t know if I know what makes these songs, I think it’s different and new every time,” Sepassi explains. “The lyrics just point directly towards where I am in my life at that exact moment.”

Drummer Justin Alvis began his career as a member of various Drum and Bugle Corps that toured extensively across North America and Europe. His experience as a rudimental snare drummer molded him into a rhythmic databank. It’s not surprise that his skill set is the foundation of SILVER RELICS. His power and precision are easily recognizable each time he’s behind a kit.

“Justin is incredibly talented, with a work ethic and consistency that makes him one of a kind.”

Sepassi was introduced to New York producer Howie Beno at his 2016 South by Southwest showcase in Austin, TX. The two connected instantly, discussing a mutual admiration in each others’ past work and forging plans to record in the immediate future, SILVER RELICS and Beno began recording Sepassi’s material shortly thereafter.

“Howie’s the director, mentor, facilitator, the boss and our dear friend. He’s just as much a member of this group as we are and we know just how fortunate we are to say it.”

After deciding to relocate to New York in the Spring of 2017, Sepassi and Alvis were determined to record a collection of songs prior to their departure.

“What makes these songs different for me is how we were able to capture a snapshot of all the things that surround a life changing move in a very short period of time . . . the excitement, the uncertainty, the risk, the anticipation, the massive fucking anxiety just to name a handful,” Sepassi says. “I think these are experiences that a lot of people go through often and you certainly don’t have to move across the country to identify with this concept. It’s very human.”

SILVER RELICS continue to resonate with their listeners and to extend their reach since they began performing on New York stages in late 2017. Their live performance and style has often been compared to their artistic influences: Depeche Mode, The Cure, Duran Duran, Joy Division, The Verve, Nirvana, The Stone Roses, Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, The Doors, Pink Floyd and The Beatles.

The band released their debut album, Generic, on May 17, 2019. You can take a listen by visiting Spotify HERE.

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Pop Rock Band HAAS Announces Upcoming Debut EP “Love & Loss,” Out 5/17

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Virginia-based pop/rock project HAAS have announced the upcoming release of their debut EP, “Love & Loss,” out on all digital music platforms 5/17/19. Having released two introduction singles earlier this year, “Behind Those Eyes” and “Mama Always Told Me,” HAAS has been spending time crafting and perfecting their energetic pop/rock fusion. Approaching the genre with confidence, lead vocalist Sam Haas injects the music with heart ache, power, and an authenticity that can’t be mimicked. Although new, HAAS knows their sound (think of a Kelly Clarkson/The Veronicas/Ashlee Simpson modern combo), and takes it on with emotion. The 5-track EP will also be promoted with an EP release show at Jammin’ Java (Vienna, VA) on June 10th.

HAAS is a pop/rock band from Virginia. The name HAAS stems from lead vocalist Sam Haas, who decided to pay tribute to not only her family name but her late grandfather who inspired her through his music. After years of playing around with names and ideas, HAAS became the official name in 2018. Through the use of catchy melodies, rhythmic guitars, and expressive lyrics, HAAS has been able to marry the pop/rock sound. The group uses music not only as an outlet for themselves, but want the music to be an outlet for others. They draw on personal hardships, such as loss, strained relationships, bullying, depression, and anxiety, but also hardships within the world today. HAAS strives to promote a place of safety and inclusivity, where it is okay to be who you are and forget about the real world for a minute. HAAS has discussed being bullied and scared of being who they are and by embracing themselves, they hope to inspire others to do the same; “love who you are and don’t be afraid to do the things you want.” Their new single “Mama Always Told Me” is available on all digital platforms NOW. “Love & Loss” will be released on 5/17/19.

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HANNAH GRACE Shares New Track ‘Sleepwalking’

HANNAH GRACE

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SHARES NEW TRACK
‘SLEEPWALKING’
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THE BED YOU MADE
NEW EP OUT NOW
WATCH THE LIVE PIANO VIDEO OF ‘THE BED YOU MADE’ HERE

Hannah Grace has shared ‘Sleepwalking’, the latest and final track to be taken from her new EP, The Bed You Made, out now via Never Fade Records.

The track opens with Hannah’s vocals delicately draped over an emotive and elegiac piano, both taking turns to glide over one another in sonic bliss. The soft and passionate verses steadily build towards an eruption of emotion, a beautiful and breath-taking crescendo.

Hannah reveals, “I wrote ‘Sleepwalking’ after I had just moved to London to do music full time.  I felt completely overwhelmed and swallowed up by London and felt like the reality of it was very different to the dream world in my head.  I wrote it with my good friend Jessica Sharman and I guess the song is about wanting a dream to wake you up and become part of your reality. This song completes my EP ‘The Bed You Made’ and I am so proud of it and happy to have it out in the world.”

Throughout The Bed You Made, Hannah’s incredible vocal abilities take centre stage amid minimalist musicality, with stripped back and raw production echoing its lyrical content. The result is a moving and timeless collection of tracks – The Bed You Made, ‘Different Kind Of Love’ and ‘Almost’ – that ranges between the uplifting and gloriously cathartic.

Hannah combines stunning vocal abilities – capable of weaving seamlessly between the passionate soulfulness of jazz, the heartbreak and pain of blues and the sweet melodicism of pop – with a flair for emotive songwriting.

The EP was co-written with her friends and collaborators Martin Luke Brown, Gabrielle Aplin and Jessica Sharman, and its release follows her recent appearance on Sara Cox’s ITV show, which saw her stun viewers with performances of her single ‘With You’ and a stirring piano version of ‘Praise You’.

With support from both radio and TV building, 2019 looks set to be the year that catapults Hannah into mainstream awareness.

THE BED YOU MADE EP TRACKLIST
1. The Bed You Made
2. Different Kind Of Love
3. Sleepwalking
4. Almost

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Critically Acclaimed Singer DAN OWEN Releases New Single ‘Run Me Down’

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‘RUN ME DOWN’
NEW SINGLE RELEASED
WATCH THE BRILLIANT VIDEO HERE

Dan Owen has released his brand new single ‘Run Me Down’. The new song finds Dan making a bold return and is the first taste of new music since the release of his highly acclaimed debut album Stay Awake With Me last year.

Building on the sound from his debut album he brings a new roots-rock direction to his unmistakable jaw dropping vocal abilities.

The song reflects Dan’s development and journey, from the early days of playing pubs in his Shrewsbury hometown to becoming an international touring artist.

Having played across the world with the likes of Jake Bugg, Kaleo, Birdy, Alice Merton and Imelda May and completing numerous sold out headline tours across the UK, Europe and US, he has gained new perspectives, independence and direction along the way.

The ‘Run Me Down’ video finds Dan putting a dash of Hollywood into his Shrewsbury roots and captures an intense captivating road trip through the English countryside.

As one of the UK’s most exciting, highly praised and distinctive voices, Dan’s music has now clocked up over 30 million streams on Spotify alone. He has received great support from both Radio 1 and Radio 2 and massive critical acclaim.

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“The owner of a sonorous blues voice, he is a sensitive songwriter who has turned real-life experiences— of drug use and an accident that ended his dream of a carpentry career — into anthemic folk-rock.”
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“A strong soulful voice and a set of songs that will easily attract the phone-torch wavers at festivals… he’s going to make a name for himself.”
Daily Express

“One of the UK’s most promising new voices”
Metro

“Dan Owen has a voice quite beyond his years, is a versatile guitarist and an electrifying live act as well”
The Independent

“Dan Owen has the voice from a soul who has lived a million years and experienced every element of life in its fullest”
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“Dan straddles swooning soul and throaty blues”
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“Singer-songwriter with a soaring high altitude voice”
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KIM CHURCHILL Shares New Single ‘When Everything Comes Undone’

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NEW SINGLE
‘WHEN EVERYTHING COMES UNDONE’

TAKEN FROM THE I AM EP
OUT NOW
LISTEN HERE

UK & EUROPEAN TOUR THIS MONTH
INCLUDING LONDON, JAZZ CAFÉ

Australian singer Kim Churchill has shared his new single, ‘When Everything Comes Undone’, taken from his I AM EP, recorded and co-produced by house and hip-hop producer Vincent Kottkamp, with additional production by Chris Collins (Gang of Youths, Middle Kids, Ruby Fields).

Written and recorded in Berlin, I AM is seven songs of uplifting, alluring and melancholic indie-pop. Kim describes the creative process and motivation behind the record, “‘I AM’ was an exciting and explosive time of creativity for me. It marked the exciting beginning of my new 4 part E.P. collection. Berlin swept me away in all its beautiful counter points-from the gritty streets covered in colourful graffiti to the deep forests and quiet, summer fields. Working with Vince in his studio was full of magic and the different styles of music we’re both into collided in a beautiful way. I couldn’t be more proud!”

I AM opens with the anthemic new single ‘When Everything Comes Undone’ and the critically praised, warm and bounding ‘After The Sun’. Sombre and heartfelt ballad ‘Look Too’ tapers down the mood momentarily, ensnaring the heartstrings with its warm and textured brooding sonics, before the slow building and eclectic ‘The Sunroom’; a dreamy and full sounding production that meticulously melds electronic and organic instrumentation, while Kim’s endearing vocals soar effortlessly above.

Fourth track ‘Fallen Rainbows’ is another upbeat number driven by its deft guitar work, samples and infectious chorus. ‘As I Need It’ picks up the dynamic again with stomping percussion. The EP closes out with the blues infused ‘All I Remember’; a track where Kim and Vince both really seem to bounce off each other’s natural influences in a playful and organic way.

A traveler as much as an artist, Kim has lived on the road for years, but it was no longer enough just to pass through; for Kim it was time to show that world in his songs. This is Kim showing the value of a new way of thinking, writing and living.

I AM is the first installment of a four-part EP series where each record taps into the people and environments of some of Kim’s favourite parts of the world. While Berlin is a city known for its buildings, culture and nightlife, it was the areas where the ‘built’ and ‘natural’ sides of Berlin collide and connect that drove the record.

The exciting and unique new project will also see Kim release an additional three EP’s over time, that were written and recorded in Canada, Australia and the UK respectively, in collaboration with local artists and producers. The juxtaposition of styles between Kim’s acoustic and organic sounds with Vince’s electronic, beats influences has created something truly unique and special.

In the coming weeks Kim will set off to tour I AM in South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, United Kingdom where he will play London’s Jazz Café on May 28th, before finishing in his homeland of Australia.

The UK and European dates can be found below, and tickets are available here.

UK TOUR DATES MAY 2019
13th – Munchen, Unter Deck
14th – Dresden, Groovestation
15th – Berlin, Badehaus
17th – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet
18th – Hamburg, Nochtspeicher
20th – Koln, Blue Shell
21st – Paris, Les Etoiles
28th – London, Jazz Café

GABRIELLE APLIN Releases Beautiful Video For New Single ‘Nothing Really Matters’

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‘NOTHING REALLY MATTERS’
VIDEO RELEASED
WATCH HERE

PLAYING SUMMER FESTIVALS
GLASTONBURY, BOARDMASTERS, ONBLACKHEATH

Gabrielle Aplin has released the beautiful video for her new single ‘Nothing Really Matters’.

The enchanting video is an artistic representation of the varying degrees of mental state that come with self-acceptance.

Regarding the video Gabrielle says, “It was really great to work with director Joe Connor again. I wanted to make something that represented the different mind-sets and feelings involved with letting go, or opening up and taking a risk. Reflecting the anxiety, excitement, confidence, restlessness and hesitance. Joe drew inspiration from the single artwork as a starting point to create a video that felt like a series of still lifes and photographic portraiture brought to life with the dancers, dressed in padlocks and keys to symbolize unlocking and opening up.”

‘Nothing Really Matters’ features gleaming glacial production from Lostboy (Mabel, Anne-Marie, Liam Payne) and finds Gabrielle celebrating positivity and self-love.

Explaining the single Gabrielle says, “‘Nothing Really Matters’ is about the battle between the excitement of wanting to open up, and the fear of opening up. I was having one of those days where I questioned the validity and importance of everything around me, and how much time, energy and thought I gave to things that really, didn’t matter. It’s about focusing on what’s really important to you.

“I wanted to push myself vocally, challenge the way I think about structure in a song, experiment with how I say what I need to say lyrically, whilst still focusing on what it is that makes me the artist I am. This song has really pushed me and surprised me and I’m so excited to release it into the world!”

‘Nothing Really Matters’ follows the release of ‘My Mistake’ late last year, which saw Gabrielle strip back on production and bare her soul on the searingly honest and beautiful piano ballad.

The songs are taken from her forthcoming third album, due for release later this year through AWAL. The major global deal is a new partnership between AWAL and Gabrielle’s own successful label Never Fade Records.

The wonderful diversity of Gabrielle Aplin as both a pop star and songwriter are displayed in the new songs. Whether she is singing a stripped back piano ballad or a huge pop song, her lyrical content and emotive vocal delivery remain at the forefront of her music.

The singles mark an exciting new chapter for Gabrielle Aplin as she is set to release her brand new album, which features some of her most personal lyrical moments alongside a breadth of music and influences not yet heard from her before.

Fans will be able to get the first taste of her new music live at summer festivals this year. Gabrielle Aplin has been announced to perform at Glastonbury Festival on the Acoustic Stage as well as Boardmasters Festival and OnBlackheath. She has more live dates to be announced soon.

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FURTHER INFORMATION ON GABRIELLE APLIN
From originally establishing herself as a teenage internet sensation, posting covers to YouTube, Gabrielle Aplin has ridden a whirlwind career of success. She topped the UK charts with her incredible cover of ‘The Power Of Love’ in 2012, and saw her 2013 debut album English Rain certified gold. That album featured the Top 10 hits ‘Please Don’t Say You Love Me’, ‘Home’, ‘Salvation’ and ‘Panic Cord’.

With extensive international touring, Aplin racked up a further three No.1s worldwide and released her second album Light Up The Dark in 2015 to huge acclaim worldwide. In 2016 she released the Miss You EP, which has clocked up over 60 million streams across Spotify and Apple Music.

In 2017, following a sold out tour in the US and six sold out shows in Japan, Gabrielle released the Avalon EP, which again racked up millions of streams and spawned the jubilant single ‘Waking Up Slow’. The single was featured as Radio 1’s ‘Record Of The Week’ and voted one of the best pop songs of 2017. She also headlined the BBC Music Stage at Latitude Festival in the summer.

JONAS BROTHERS Documentary ‘Chasing Happiness’ Set to Premiere on Amazon Prime June 4th | Watch the Trailer!

Everything’s been coming up Jonas lately, hasn’t it?? Since the boys men announced their reunion, they’ve released two new songs, an upcoming album, their upcoming Happiness Begins Tour and now we’ll get to watch how everything played out in their new documentary ‘Chasing Happiness,’ which is set to premiere on Amazon Prime on June 4th.

I’ve been hearing about this documentary for weeks now and I’m stoked that we finally have a premiere date! The film promises never-before-seen footage of Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas, starting with their early days growing up in New Jersey in a family struggling to make ends meet. It follows them to their heights of stardom — and the events surrounding their 2013 breakup. “Chasing Happiness” also shows the brothers rebuilding their relationships as siblings and band mates, leading to their first new album since 2009.

Jonas Brothers was the first concert I ever took my niece to – about ten years ago – so there’s a little bit of sentimental value over their comeback. We’ll be at their show here in Miami to relive that magic! How about you? Will you be making it out to any of their shows? Are you as excited as we are to watch the documentary??

Check out the trailer for ‘Chasing Happiness’ below:

JONAS BROTHERS | Add Additional Shows In Response to High Demand Tickets to Upcoming Happiness Begins Tour

Happiness Begins Tour

DUE TO OVERWHELMING DEMAND, JONAS BROTHERS ADD SECOND SHOWS IN LOS ANGELES, CHICAGO, NEW YORK CITY AND TORONTO TO THEIR FIRST NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINE TOUR IN NEARLY A DECADE 

HAPPINESS BEGINS TOUR WITH SPECIAL GUESTS BEBE REXHA AND JORDAN MCGRAW KICKS OFF AUGUST 7

American Airlines Mastercard Presale For New Dates Start May 7 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time.

Tickets For All Dates On Sale To General Public Starting This May 10 

Following the incredible response to their highly anticipated tour announcement last week, the Jonas Brothers have announced second shows in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York City, and Toronto due to overwhelming fan demand. 

The GRAMMY® nominated multiplatinum powerhouse trio will now also perform August 24 in Toronto, August 30 for a second show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, September 20 in Chicago and at the Hollywood Bowl on October 21 in Los Angeles.

Please see full itinerary below. 

Produced by Live Nation, the 40-city “Happiness Begins Tour Presented by American Airlines and Mastercard” kicks off August 7 in Miami, Florida and will make stops in Atlanta, Boston, New York, Chicago, Dallas and more before wrapping October 20 in Los Angeles, California at the famous Hollywood Bowl.

This marks the first headline tour for the Jonas Brothers in almost a decade.

American Airlines AAdvantage® Mastercard® credit card holders will be among the first to have access to tickets to the newly added dates through an exclusive pre-sale beginning May 7 at 3 p.m. local time.

Cardholders will also have the chance to purchase the ultimate Jonas Brothers experience-from the best seats in the house, to early access and exclusive premiums.

Cardholders may also get the unexpected, because when you use your Mastercard, you never know when you might get a Priceless Surprise. 

Tickets for all dates go on sale to the general public beginning May 10 at LiveNation.com.

The Jonas Brothers have also partnered with Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform to ensure tickets for the newly added dates get in to the hands of their fans, not scalpers or bots.

Fans can register now HERE for the Verified Fan presale.

Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets before the general public from May 8 at 10 a.m. local time through May 9 at 10 p.m. local time.

Additionally, TIDAL subscribers will also have access to an exclusive presale beginning May 9 at 10 a.m. local time through 10 p.m. local time.

TIDAL members can find details for purchasing tickets on TIDAL.com/JonasBrothers or via the TIDAL mobile, web and desktop apps. 

Jonas Brothers VIP packages are available & sold exclusively through LaneOne.

A limited number of HOST VIP Premium Packages will also be available, including amazing seats in first 5 rows, GA First On Floor, B-Stage VIP Bar area, transportation, preferred entrance and more. Check LaneOne for details.

Pre-order Happiness Begins (Republic Records) HERE. For exclusive items from the newly launched official merchandise store visit HERE.

Jonas Brothers “Happiness Begins Tour” 2019 Dates:

*New dates bolded below

Wednesday, August 7, 2019              Miami, FL                    AmericanAirlines Arena
Friday, August 9, 2019                       Orlando, FL                 Amway Center
Saturday, August 10, 2019                 Tampa, FL                  Amalie Arena
Monday, August 12, 2019                  Atlanta, GA                 State Farm Arena*
Wednesday, August 14, 2019            Raleigh, NC                PNC Arena
Thursday, August 15, 2019                Washington, DC         Capital One Arena
Saturday, August 17, 2019                 Boston, MA                 TD Garden
Sunday, August 18, 2019                   Philadelphia, PA         Wells Fargo Center
Wednesday, August 21, 2019            Uncasville, CT            Mohegan Sun Arena
Friday, August 23, 2019                     Toronto, ON                Scotiabank Arena
Saturday, August 24, 2019               Toronto, ON               Scotiabank Arena
Tuesday, August 27, 2019                 Buffalo, NY                  KeyBank Center
Thursday, August 29, 2019                New York, NY             Madison Square Garden
Friday, August 30, 2019                  New York, NY            Madison Square Garden
Saturday, August 31, 2019                 Hershey, PA                Hersheypark Stadium
Tuesday, September 3, 2019             Pittsburgh, PA             PPG Paints Arena
Thursday, September 5, 2019            Columbus, OH            Schottenstein Center
Saturday, September 7, 2019            Detroit, MI                   Little Caesars Arena
Sunday, September 8, 2019               Grand Rapids, MI       Van Andel Arena
Tuesday, September 10, 2019           Nashville, TN              Bridgestone Arena
Friday, September 13, 2019               Indianapolis, IN           Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Saturday, September 14, 2019          St. Louis, MO              Enterprise Center
Monday, September 16, 2019            St. Paul, MN                Xcel Energy Center
Tuesday, September 17, 2019           Milwaukee, WI            Fiserv Forum
Thursday, September 19, 2019          Chicago, IL                  United Center
Friday, September 20, 2019             Chicago, IL                United Center
Sunday, September 22, 2019             Kansas City, MO         Sprint Center
Wednesday, September 25, 2019      Dallas, TX                 American Airlines Center*
Thursday, September 26, 2019          Houston, TX                Toyota Center*
Friday, September 27, 2019               San Antonio, TX         AT&T Center*
Sunday, September 29, 2019             Tulsa, OK                    BOK Center
Tuesday, October 1, 2019                  Denver, CO                 Pepsi Center
Thursday, October 3, 2019                Salt Lake City, UT       Vivint Smart Home Arena
Saturday, October 5, 2019               Phoenix, AZ                Talking Stick Resort Arena
Sunday, October 6, 2019                   Anaheim, CA               Honda Center
Tuesday, October 8, 2019                  San Francisco, CA      Chase Center
Friday, October 11, 2019                    Vancouver, BC           Rogers Arena
Saturday, October 12, 2019               Tacoma, WA               Tacoma Dome
Sunday, October 13, 2019                 Portland, OR               Moda Center
Tuesday, October 15, 2019                Sacramento, CA         Golden 1 Center
Thursday, October 17, 2019               San Diego, CA            Pechanga Arena
Friday, October 18, 2019                    Las Vegas, NV        MGM Grand Garden Arena
Sunday, October 20, 2019                 Los Angeles, CA         Hollywood Bowl
Monday, October 21, 2019               Los Angeles, CA       Hollywood Bowl

*Bebe Rexha not performing

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Pop Rock Band HAAS Releases New Single “Mama Always Told Me”

img_8562Virginia-based pop/rock project HAAS have released their new single, “Mama Always Told Me,” out on all digital music platforms NOW. Just the band’s second single (their debut “Behind Those Eyes” was released in February), HAAS has a clear identity. Approaching the pop/rock genre with confidence, lead vocalist Sam Haas injects the music with heart ache, power, and an authenticity that can’t be mimicked. Although new, HAAS knows their sound (think of a Kelly Clarkson/The Veronicas/Ashlee Simpson modern combo), and takes it on with emotion. “Mama Always Told Me” continues to paves the way for HAAS’ five-track debut EP, due out next month. About the single, lead vocalist Sam Haas states:

“Mama Always Told Me” is the second single off HAAS’ upcoming EP. This song is about my feelings towards important people in my life at that time and how hurt I was by their actions. This song describes what went down and how confused I was by it all.  These relationships were an immense learning experience and taught me that people aren’t always what/who you think they are. The final line “mama always told me you were never worth it” shows that number one, mom always knows best and secondly that you eventually learn and grow from situations that broke you.

HAAS is a pop/rock band from Virginia. The name HAAS stems from lead vocalist Sam Haas who decided to pay tribute to not only her family name but her late grandfather who inspired her through his music. After years of playing around with names and ideas, HAAS became the official name in 2018. Through the use of catchy melodies, rhythmic guitars, and expressive lyrics, HAAS has been able to marry the pop/rock sound. The group uses music not only as an outlet for themselves, but want the music to be an outlet for others. They draw on personal hardships, such as loss, strained relationships, bullying, depression, and anxiety, but also hardships within the world today. HAAS strives to promote a place of safety and inclusivity, where it is okay to be who you are and forget about the real world for a minute. HAAS has discussed being bullied and scared of being who they are and by embracing themselves, they hope to inspire others to do the same; “love who you are and don’t be afraid to do the things you want.” HAAS plans to release their debut five-song EP in the Spring. Their new single “Mama Always Told Me” is available on all digital platforms NOW.

 

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LARKINS Announce Album ‘Larkins: Live At The Albert Hall, Manchester’

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ANNOUNCE LIVE ALBUM

LARKINS: LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER

DIGITAL RELEASE APRIL 19th
PHYSICAL RELEASE JULY 5th

VIA GOOD SOLDIER RECORDS

‘TV DREAM’
LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

HEADLINE SHOW ANNOUNCED
DINGWALLS, LONDON – JUNE 19th
TICKETS ON-SALE NOW HERE

Larkins have announced the release of the live album Larkins: Live At The Albert Hall, Manchester, due for digital release on April 19th and physically on CD, cassette and vinyl from July 5th via Good Soldier Records. The album is available for fans to pre-order here.

The album was recorded at their landmark hometown show to 2000 rapturous fans last month. To mark the announcement the band have released a live video of their latest single, ‘TV Dream’, captured at the Albert Hall.

Regarding the live album frontman Josh Noble says, “We are very proud to present a recording from our live show at the Albert Hall in Manchester. It felt like everything we had done so far as a band had kind of led to this moment. We’ve played almost every venue in town over the past few years and we’d always joked about playing Albert Hall, half-expecting it to never happen.

“Our first show was in a pub to just 30 people just around the corner from the Albert Hall so to get to this point and to have so many people who want to see our music live is surreal. This tour has showed us what it means to be a part of this band and to finish at home was perfect. To every single person that came, we can’t even express how much we loved the show. What you hear is what we played on the night and hopefully this gives you an idea of what’s to come.”

Larkins are on a meteoric rise as one of the most exciting and in-demand bands to emerge from Manchester in recent times. They sell out headline shows across the UK and Europe, and played their first US shows this year at SXSW Festival.

On the back of an incredible sold out show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen last week, Larkins have announced their next London headline show and will play Dingwalls on June 19th. Tickets are on-sale now here.

The band have also been announced for a number of summer festivals this year including Live At Leeds, Neighbourhood, Y Not Festival and La French Escapade in Paris.

Larkins released their Good Soldier Records debut single ‘TV Dream’ last month to an ecstatic reaction from fans and media alike, clocking up over a million plays. They have received strong radio support from Radio 1, BBC Introducing, Radio X and Beats 1.

The band are currently recording their debut album with producers Dan Nigro (A-Trak, Sky Ferreira, Lewis Capaldi) and Andrew Dawson (Kanye West, Fun, Kid Cudi) – a record which is sure to send Larkins even further into the stratosphere.

LARKINS: LIVE AT THE ALBERT HALL, MANCHESTER TRACK LISTING

  1. Are We Having Any Fun Yet?
  2. Sugar Sweet
  3. Pink & Blue
  4. Hit & Run
  5. The Place
  6. The Tale Of Cassandra
  7. Riverbed
  8. Wasted Years
  9. TV Dream
  10. Pieces
  11. Something Beautiful

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IRON MAIDEN Sell Out Rock In Rio – 90,000 Tickets In Two Hours!

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BRIAN MAY Teams Up With FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, BRANTLEY GILBERT & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD For ‘Blue On Black’

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

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JOIN FORCES WITH

BRIAN MAY OF QUEEN
BRANTLEY GILBERT & KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD

TO RELEASE
‘BLUE ON BLACK’
WATCH HERE

ARTISTS TO DONATE ALL PROCEEDS FROM THE SONG TO
THE GARY SINISE FOUNDATION
IN SUPPORT OF FIRST RESPONDERS

The multi-platinum rock group Five Finger Death Punch has teamed up with the legendary Brian May of Queen and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, Brantey Gilbert and Kenny Wayne Shepherd to record a special version of the song ‘Blue On Black’ mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed).

Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally co-written by Shepherd. Taking Country Rock to the next level, ‘Blue On Black’ is out today worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America).

The artists are donating all proceeds from the collaboration to the GARY SINISE FOUNDATION which honors America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Zoltan Bathory states, “To raise awareness for and support first responders is a cause that’s always been close to our hearts. These brave men and women leave their homes every morning not knowing if they’ll ever see their families again. Yet they make a conscious choice to do so for the greater good. What better way to make a difference than to join forces with some of our friends in country, blues and classic rock who happen to be some of the biggest names in those genres and together celebrate these heroes.“

“’Blue on Black’ is a song my band and I have covered off and on for years… songs are certified timeless when you can come back to them,” says Brantley Gilbert. “It’s always a staple each night and one of my favorite songs to perform.  When the opportunity came up to sing on Five Finger’s version, with both Kenny Wayne and Brian May of Queen, I jumped at the chance… Who wouldn’t?! It incorporates so many different musical perspectives, but our collaboration just works brilliantly.”

Blues rock legend Kenny Wayne Shepherd adds: “When Five Finger Death Punch approached me about teaming up with them to do a special version of ‘Blue On Black’, I was thrilled to do it.  When they told me Brantley Gilbert and Brian May were also going to be part of it, I was honored. This is a powerful collaboration of rock, country and blues artists and a true testament to the commonalities these musical styles share and I think the fans will appreciate and enjoy it as much as we do.”

Allen Kovac, CEO of Eleven Seven Label Group, Tenth Street Entertainment and Five Finger Death Punch’s manager for close to a decade adds, “From Johnny Cash’s ‘I Walk The Line’ and The Rolling Stones ‘Honky Tonk Woman’ to The Eagles and Willie Nelson, country and rock have shared an audience, and created some of the biggest and most successful records of all time. It’s time to bring it all back again for First Responders. Let’s tear down the walls!”

“We are proud of our nearly 12-year legacy with Five Finger Death Punch,” adds John Bowen, General Manager of Prospect Park, the band’s North American label. “We are excited to release a single that will open new eyes and ears to what we believe is an incredible song, interpreted with phenomenal skill by all of the artists involved.  We are also proud of the conscientious nature of this release, in support of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Rock is dead? We don’t think so.”  

Big Machine Label Group – home of country superstar Brantley Gilbert and the biggest label in country music – is also fully supportive of the country-rock single. Founder and CEO Scott Borchetta offers, “Maybe you didn’t see this coming… or maybe you did… Two American super-powers come together to create a megaton track that will have both the Brantley Gilbert Nation & 5FDP Fans screaming for more. Unleash the beast.”

Brian May of Queen loved the song ‘Blue On Black’ and set up a special recording session and video shoot to be featured on it all in between his work as a producer and executive music producer with Roger Taylor of the Queen biography film Bohemian Rhapsody. Brian and Roger are responsible for one of the highest grossing films of all time ($900,000,000+) across the world and the winner of Oscar, BAFTA and Golden Globe Awards. Brian May will perform with Queen + Adam Lambert throughout 2019 and 2020.

Additionally, Five Finger Death Punch’s original cover version of ‘Blue On Black’ has already generated over 50 million on-demand streams in the US, and is one of the most-consumed songs on the band’s current album (averaging over 1 million US streams per week). The song features distorted guitars, pummeling percussion and a swaggering chant that marks a surprising outlier on Five Finger Death Punch’s current and seventh studio album, And Justice For None. In the US alone, Five Finger Death Punch have sold 4.5 million albums, 10 million digital songs and over 3 billion streams total.

‘Blue On Black’
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH – lead vocals, guitars, bass, drums (original cover version taken from the album And Justice For None)
KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD – original songwriter, guest vocals and guitar
BRANTLEY GILBERT – guest vocal
BRIAN MAY – guest guitar

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH:
FIVEFINGERDEATHPUNCH.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

BRANTLEY GILBERT:
BRANTLEYGILBERT.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD:
KENNYWAYNESHEPHERD.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

BRIAN MAY of QUEEN:
BRIANMAY.COM  | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE
QUEENONLINE.COM | TWITTER | INSTAGRAM | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

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ARCHIE FAULKS Releases Beautiful New Single ‘Wonderful’

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‘WONDERFUL’
NEW SINGLE RELEASED
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

UK HEADLINE TOUR STARTS TOMORROW (APRIL 13th)

Archie Faulks has released his brand new single ‘Wonderful’ ahead of starting his debut UK headline tour starting April 13th. Kicking off at The Jacaranda in Liverpool, Archie will play a further six dates across the country, finishing with a headline show at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd. Tickets are available via Music Glue.

The new single ‘Wonderful’ is a beautifully melancholic love song, displaying Archie’s alluring vocals and guitar alongside a stunning string section.

Regarding the song Archie says, “‘Wonderful’ is a song inspired by the melancholy associated with the inevitable passing of time and the effect of it on the relationship of two people. A once glorious thing that, due to different paths chosen in life, could never come to fruition but is maintained through the thought of what could have been. 

“It stemmed from the realization that although there was still something strong there between us, it would never grow into anything more than it had been in the fleeting months at the start of the relationship. When lonely or in pain we can seek refuge in the glory days of our pasts and perhaps dream of a time when we can recapture these moments; however in reality we know that things, no matter how hard we want them, will never be what they once were. Before you realize what you have it is gone only remaining in the memory of feelings, places and song.”

‘Wonderful’ is the latest in a string of singles released since Archie emerged last year. It follows the release of the acclaimed songs ‘Hung Up’, ‘Blackout’ and ‘It Rains’. The singles have proved radio hits with support coming from Radio 1 and Radio X and they have also clocked up over 2 million streams across Apple Music and Spotify.

The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.

Archie kicks off his debut UK headline tour tomorrow and has also been announced to play a number of festivals in May including The Great Escape, Live At Leeds and Wood Festival. Full tour dates can be found below:

ARCHIE FAULKS TOUR DATES

APRIL
13th – Liverpool, The Jacaranda
16th – Glasgow, Glad Café
17th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
18th – Newcastle, Surf Café
19th – Sheffield, Café Totem
20th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
23rd – London, Camden Assembly

MAY
4th –  Live At Leeds, Leeds
10th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton
17th – Wood Festival, Oxfordshire

THE MARCUS KING BAND Release Video for ‘Goodbye Carolina’

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AKEN FROM THE ALBUM
CAROLINA CONFESSIONS
OUT NOW VIA SNAKEFARM RECORDS
LISTEN HERE

UK HEADLINE DATES IN JUNE

PLUS FESTIVAL APPEARANCES AT
ISLE OF WIGHT / BLACK DEER

The Marcus King Band have released the video for ‘Goodbye Carolina’, a poignant, lyrical ballad from their critically acclaimed album Carolina Confessions. The band have also announced a number of UK headline shows this June alongside appearances at The Isle Of Wight and Black Deer Festivals.

The video, directed by Tess Lafia and shot in Nashville, is a stunning portrayal of the pain and struggle of change, a subject that resonates with King, who recently moved to Music City from his native Greenville, South Carolina.

“With all my material, I like the listener to draw their own conclusion as to the meaning of the lyrics; I want the song to be what it means to you,” Marcus remarks. “That being said, ‘Goodbye Carolina’ came to me in a daydream, an apparition of a dear songwriter friend we had lost only a year prior. I wrote from his perspective, and often feel the song was written through me. The lyrics simultaneously describe my need to break out and escape the bad memories, loss and pain associated with my hometown, using the state as a personification of things I decided to leave behind.”

The Marcus King Band have become one of the most exciting new arrivals in American music. The band — guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, Marcus King, drummer Jack Ryan, bassist Stephen Campbell, trumpeter/trombonist Justin Johnson, sax player Dean Mitchell and keyboard player DeShawn ‘D-Vibes’ Alexander – are fresh from a standout week at this year’s SXSW, including searing sets at Willie Nelson’s Luck Revival and Antone’s, which Rolling Stone named one of the festival’s 30 best performances.

The band also recently performed a mesmerising version of ‘Goodbye Carolina’ on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert — watch HERE.

The video release comes as the soulful rockers embark on a high-profile international tour this summer, which sees them currently on their second trip to Japan for the Billboard Live Festival, before playing dates in Australia as a part of the Byron Bay Bluesfest, then returning home for three headlining dates at The Brooklyn Bowl in June prior to heading across to Europe and the UK.

The band then return to the States in early July to join country music juggernaut Chris Stapleton on his All-American Road Show tour. Most recently it was announced that MKB will perform as part of the historic Woodstock 50 Festival this August.

For more information and tickets, please visit www.marcuskingband.com

JUNE 2019 UK DATES

Sat 15th – Isle of Wight, Isle of Wight Festival
Sun 16th – Holmfirth, Holmfirth Picturedrome
Tue 18th – Leeds, The Wardrobe
Wed 19th – Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
Fri 21st – Kent, Black Deer Festival

LUANA KIARA Releases Compelling Video for New Single ‘Trigger’

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Sweden by way of Gambia singer Luana Kiara has released a poignant video for her debut single ‘Trigger’.

The video addresses the issue of domestic abuse and captures Luana dancing with a man as romance begins to escalate into violence.

The song is a dark R&B roller and reinforces the message that you can never truly know the daily struggles other people face. The platinum selling and Grammy-nominated Christian Nilsson and Mårten Fohlin produced the track.

‘Trigger’ was released last month as part of the New Balance Scandinavia International Women’s Day campaign. Luana Kiara was the face of the campaign, for which ‘Trigger’ was the soundtrack, and as part of this she spoke about her background and the importance for women to stand up for themselves in a moving mini documentary.

‘Trigger’ follows Luana’s collaboration with the Scandinavian production and DJ duo Tungevaag & Raaban, where she was a featured vocalist on their smash hit ‘Bad Boy’, which was released last year and has clocked up over 14 million streams on Spotify alone.

Now stepping to the forefront with her debut single ‘Trigger’, Luana Kiara is proving herself to already be an important name on the Swedish music scene. She is a strong female figurehead and set to take the world by storm.

THE KING’S PARADE Release ‘Mad’ EP

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MAD
NEW EP RELEASED
LISTEN HERE
 
‘MISTAKES’
VIDEO REVEALED
WATCH HERE

UK & EU TOUR STARTS THIS MONTH

The King’s Parade have released their brand new EP Mad. To mark the release the critically acclaimed London four-piece have revealed the video for their latest single ‘Mistakes’.

The ‘Mistakes’ video follows the touching story of a man on a deserted beach; while metal detecting he uncovers various items that trigger fantasy fuelled visions of a past love.

Regarding the video frontman Olly Corpe says, “The video explores how a past choice can haunt someone later in life. We wanted to push this idea to the extreme, blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction throughout the narrative to create a surreal atmosphere. I think that filming the video in one continuous shot helped to make the transitions between fact and fiction uncannily seamless, while simultaneously magnifying the raw emotions of the protagonist.”

‘Mistakes’ is taken from the brand new EP Mad, which opens with the huge anthemic lead single and title track. The rest of the EP weaves between touching, soulful moments and passionate outbursts of sonic energy amid graceful melodies, captivating harmonies and enthralling songwriting.

‘Mistakes’ and ‘Mad’ have received great support from tastemakers including the likes of BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing and Clash Magazine.

Regarding the EP Olly says, “This EP feels like another step up from everything we’ve done in the past, and has allowed us to test the waters in terms of our sound.  All the songs on the EP share the common theme of longing for the past but in a way we’ve never been so excited for the future.” 

The King’s Parade kicked off their headline tour in support of the Mad EP last night in Madrid and will play a further 10-dates across the UK and Europe. Full tour dates can be found below:

THE KING’S PARADE TOUR DATES

04/12 – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
04/19 – Paris, Le 1999
04/20 – The Hague, Paardcafe
04/24 – London, Borderline
04/26 – Leeds, Headrow House
04/27 – Brighton, Marwood
05/26 – Essen, Weststadthalle Essen
05/27 – Hamburg, Nochtwache
05/29 – Berlin, Maze
05/30 – Munich, Zehner

Pop Rock Band SWIM Drops New Single “The Chase”

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NY-based indie pop rock band SWIM have released their new single “The Chase,” out on all digital platforms NOW. The track, a fun and energetic piece written collectively by the band, blends together various elements of mainstream pop, rock, and indie. “The Chase” is quite nostalgic, speaking of personal doubt in a relationship, while also piecing together each band members’ instrumentation to create a sleek, cool fusion. About the single, the band states:

The Chase was written by all members of the band, slowly coming together as they wrote each section of the song. The song speaks to uncertainty and doubt that one may feel in a relationship, while struggling to make it through. What started as a simple chord progression would be recorded and polished over the course of the year to become the version that is released today.

SWIM is an indie pop-rock band established in Stony Brook, New York. Voted one of the Top 10 bands on Long Island during the summer of 2017 in Newsday’s Band Battle, SWIM has been active at venues across Long Island since 2015, following the release of their first, self-titled EP, even performing at notable local venues like 89 North (Patchogue), Revolution (Amityville), and the Rainbow Stage at Heckscher State Park. Friends since high school, SWIM has steadily grown their fan-base performing from local Long Island venues to national stages such as SXSW in Austin, TX. 2017 saw the release of Finally, Someone, SWIM’s sophomore effort. Debuting a fine-tuned, focused bid at powerful, alternative rock laced with heavy pop overtones, the record features six tracks which promise to deliver a non-stop groove and revolve around the themes of love lost, love found, and love longed-for. The album has been premiered on local radio stations like 90.1 WUSB, and several online stations. Their last single “Heartbeat Connection” has earned over 200,000 listens on Spotify. SWIM’s thought lyrics, pop melodies, and rhythmic guitar and bass accompaniments tip their hat to indie rock influences like The Strokes and The Kooks, while staying true to the group’s unique brand of pop, heavily influenced by the likes of The Lumineers, Bleachers, and Coldplay. “The Chase” is available on all digital music platforms NOW.

 

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THE HEAD AND THE HEART Share Video for ‘Missed Connection’

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SHARE ‘MISSED CONNECTION’ VIDEO
WATCH HERE

HONEYBEE
NEW TRACK OUT NOW

NEW ALBUM
LIVING MIRAGE
OUT MAY 17TH
PRE-ORDER HERE

The Head And The Heart have shared the video for ‘Missed Connection’, the first track taken from their upcoming album Living Mirage, out May 17th via Parlophone Records/Reprise Records.

Featuring footage filmed in Joshua Tree, where the band came together before starting work on Living Mirage, the video follows the release of the ‘Missed Connection single in March, and comes after the release of their latest single, ‘Honeybee’, last Friday.

The palpitating-choral ‘Missed Connection’ is a poignant snapshot of the anxiety that preceded that growth spurt. “A lot of the beats on that song are quicker, and there are high hats that were never in our music before”, drummer Tyler Williams says, attributing the new sounds to their love of pop and hip-hop production. The track began as a remembrance of how Jon met his girlfriend, until morphing into a potent metaphor for the band — who met serendipitously around an open-mic night in Seattle 10 years ago — suddenly wondering, as he recalls, “Is it all going to work?”

Living Mirage lives up to its title, a shapeshifting fever dream of unease, angst, and ultimately hope. “This is literally the most work we’ve ever done on an album”, the band’s Jon Russell remarks, proudly.

The Head And The Heart will embark on an extensive 38-date US tour starting in June, following the release of their upcoming fourth album Living Mirage next month.

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X AMBASSADORS Announce London Headline Show & Share ‘BOOM’ Video

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HEADLINE LONDON’S SCALA
APRIL 29TH
&
 SHARE VIDEO FOR ‘BOOM’

X Ambassadors are coming to the UK next month to play a headline show at London’s Scala on April 29th. It will be the award-winning trio’s only UK show forming part of their European run in May.

Having started the year off by releasing their funky, indie pop-rock banger ‘BOOM’, they’ve now shared the yellow and black soaked video, which was directed by award-winning filmmaker and actor Tess Elliot.

Co-written by the band and produced by Ricky Reed (Twenty One Pilots, Leon Bridges), ‘BOOM’  is a song about recovery and personal revolutions. As it’s beat rocks, personal demons and toxic relationships recede in the rearview mirror and the accompanying video depicts this strong message.

The artwork for the track is written in Braille and designed in a yellow-on-black colourway. For Casey Harris, the band’s keyboardist and Sam Harris’ brother, who was born blind, it is the first physical manifestation of his work that he has been able to experience visually and is creatively re-interpreted in the video with the use of lights.

Having clocked-up over 4.3 million streams on Spotify, ‘BOOM’ is a popping, lyrically resilient track and an exciting taster of what to expect from their upcoming album due later this year.

The eagerly anticipated second installment is the follow-up to the 2015 gold-certified, breakthrough album VHS, which spawned the multi-platinum selling singles ‘Renegades’ and ‘Unsteady’ and led the band into the mainstream consciousness and a global touring frenzy.

The band have collaborated with a number of top name artists from Imagine Dragons, Tom Morello, Eminem, Jamie N Commons, Lil Wayne and Wiz Khalifa to the likes of Machine Gun Kelly last year on the track ‘Home’ ft. Bebe Rexha.

Formed of brothers Sam and Casey Harris alongside drummer Adam Levin, X Ambassadors’ superb live performances took UK audiences by storm and in 2017 appeared at Reading and Leeds festivals performing to a pack-out crowd on the Radio 1/NME before selling out their headline show at London’s ULU. Last year they returned to London’s Brixton Electric during their massive three-month voyage across the US and Europe and are thrilled to be back in the city next month for another incredible show at the Scala.

Renowned for delivering huge, hook-laden pop hits shaped by Sam’s exceptional vocal and songwriting skills and the band’s flawless instrumentation, the new album will see an evolution of X Ambassadors sound designed for 2019 and beyond.


Tickets for their European tour are on sale now and available to purchase here:
https://www.xambassadors.com/tour

ARCHIE FAULKS Shares Video For New Single ‘Hung Up’

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SHARES VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE
‘HUNG UP’
WATCH HERE

UK HEADLINE TOUR IN APRIL

“A serious talent” – Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1)
“This is great” – John Kennedy (Radio X)
“His work has a sparkling melodic touch” – Clash Magazine

Archie Faulks has shared the video for his new single, ‘Hung Up’, following the announcement of his first headline tour this April.

The video premiered with CelebMix who said, “He has become renowned for his ability to plough a unique pop sound into his captivating song-writing and this is no different with ‘Hung Up’ – we absolutely love the track! The music video for the single mirrors the nature of the track, with its infectiously catchy and upbeat and up-tempo beat throughout, in both the track and music video. The video has a relatively chilled, relaxed nature to it, depicting ‘the making of a music video’, with Archie’s personality shining through in the video.”

The video sees Archie throwing himself into uninhibited exuberance, dancing through the buoyant melodies of the track and showing a brand new side of himself as a tongue-in-cheek pop star.“The video for ‘Hung Up’ was a fun idea me and Frederick Wilkinson had whilst on a photoshoot: a music video about the making of a music video,” says Archie “The video cuts between me trying to be cool, and failing, dancing in an over the top style while Fred tells the stage hands to play out his vision for the video, a ludicrous combination of balloons and capes. It was a hell of a lot of fun to shoot and edit hopefully it captured the fun essence of the song; while also depicting the ‘Hung Up’ side of it with me getting more and more pissed off/diva-ish as the video continues.”

‘Hung Up’ sees Archie deliver his brightest sound yet, channeling a pop sensibility into his enthralling songwriting. The new single follows the release of his debut single ‘It Rains’ and ‘Blackout’ in 2018. Both songs proved hits at radio with support coming from Radio 1 and Radio X, while they clocked up almost two million streams & counting across Apple Music & Spotify.

The songs are a taste of Archie’s forthcoming debut album which fans have been treated to a sneak preview of during his touring last year. Archie played his first shows in the US, toured Europe with Isaac Gracie and Rue Royale, and sold out his headline shows at London’s St Pancras Old Church & Servant Jazz Quarters.

He’s hitting the road again in April for his first ever headline tour and will play seven dates across the country, starting at The Jacaranda, Liverpool on April 13th, finishing at London’s Camden Assembly on April 23rd.

Archie has also been announced to play The Great Escape Festival & Live At Leeds festivals.

ARCHIE FAULKS TOUR DATES
APRIL
13th – Liverpool, The Jacaranda
16th – Glasgow, Glad Café
17th – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
18th – Newcastle, Surf Café
19th – Sheffield, Café Totem
20th – Birmingham, Actress & Bishop
23rd – London, Camden Assembly

MAY
4th –  Live At Leeds, Leeds
10th – The Great Escape Festival, Brighton