HANNAH GRACE Releases Beautiful New Single ‘With You’

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‘WITH YOU’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

Hannah Grace has released her brand new single ‘With You’ through Never Fade Records. Already proving a radio hit as a current feature on the BBC Radio Wales A-List, ‘With You’ is a bold demonstration of Hannah’s jaw-dropping soulful vocals among a stirring jazz-influenced backing of horns, piano and beautiful harmonies.

Regarding the single Hannah says, “I am so excited to finally be sharing ‘With You’. I wrote this song about wanting to reach out to someone who seemed a bit lost – to let them know I was there for them. Recently I have been lucky enough to be reminded just how many people are there for me when I really need them. I have the best friends and this song will always remind me of that.”

‘With You’ follows the release of her single ‘Oh River’ last year. The release of the beautiful ballad saw Hannah stun listeners with her incredible vocals, which saw the likes of Dermot O’Leary and his team clear space on his Radio 2 show to share her voice. She’s also appeared on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Zoe Ball’s ITV program, in addition to a slot at the BBC Biggest Weekend for Radio 2 in Perth, Scotland.

Hannah Grace closed 2018 with the release of the collaborative Christmas EP December alongside Gabrielle Aplin. The lead single and title track featured on 14 ‘New Music Friday’ Spotify playlists, and was spotlighted in the UK and US Top 10, as well as being played on Radio 2. The EP also featured three beautiful covers of classic Christmas tracks.

Hannah first caught the attention of Never Fade label owner Gabrielle Aplin through her covers uploaded onto YouTube. Her covers have since gone on to win over even more high profile supporters and Gabrielle signed her to Never Fade Records, which is distributed worldwide by AWAL.

In 2017 Hannah gained the attention of Lady Gaga after posting a cover of her hit ‘Million Reasons’, which provoked Gaga to tweet the video and call Hannah a “superstar”. Meanwhile in the same year her cover of ‘Praise You’ soundtracked the Lloyds Bank TV advert and clocked up over 3 million streams.

Hannah Grace kicks off 2019 with the latest taste of brand new music in the shape of ‘With You’. Her show stopping performance sets the precedent for the year ahead when she is set to turn even more heads.

 

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Hope Vista Releases Autobiography, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal”

img_5787Hope Vista, lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA, has released her new autobiography, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal,” out exclusively on Amazon NOW, and readable through the free Kindle app.

Hope Vista is the diet Dr. Pepper drinking, Backstreet Boys loving, vintage-gaming lead vocalist of American alternative rock band VISTA, Also a writer, publicist, and dancer, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal,” is Vista’s first full-length novel, after having earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Writing Arts at Rowan University in 2015. The autobiography, which she began writing in August 2017, chronologically highlights her life’s most clear-cut events, only to realize that many memories were tainted by a young diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder. As Vista navigates through the pages for each phase of her life, she increasingly works to rediscover and recall moments in time that were once lost in trauma.

Initially a solo artist, Hope Vista’s final EP “PREVAIL,” produced by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, Set It Off, Cartel), was released in November 2015. Immediately following the release, she founded VISTA, releasing their debut EP shortly after, and garnering praise from publications such as Rock Sound and Alternative Press. Since 2017, VISTA has completed 3 national tours, earned 250,000+ Spotify streams, and opened for Set It Off, Against The Current, and more. Known for her electrifying stage presence, unconventional style, and colorful writing, “PREVAIL: Finding Normal” is nothing short of stimulating, and at many points harrowing. Amidst the bouts of memory loss, Vista successfully pieces together a raw, assertive, and thrilling recollection of her first 25 years of life.

“PREVAIL: Finding Normal” is available through Amazon NOW.

 

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HOPE VISTA Releases Haunting Single “SKIN & BONES”

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Hope Vista, lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA, has released her new single “SKIN & BONES,” out on all digital platforms NOW. Her last solo EP “PREVAIL,” was released in 2015, and since then has been actively touring the US with VISTA, most recently releasing their newest single “Born For Blood.” Her first solo offering since the release of “PREVAIL” is “SKIN & BONES,” a haunting, simplistic ballad. The track, produced by Okan Kazdal, delves into feelings of defeat, pairing complex emotions with a bare-boned piano instrumental.

Hope Vista is the diet Dr. Pepper drinking, Backstreet Boys loving, vintage-gaming lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA. Initially a solo artist, her final EP “PREVAIL,” produced by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, Set It Off, Cartel), was released in November 2015. Immediately following the release, she founded VISTA, releasing their debut EP shortly after, and garnering praise from publications such as Rock Sound and Alternative Press. Since 2017, VISTA has completed 3 national tours, earned 250,000+ Spotify streams, and opened for Set It Off, Against The Current, and more. Known for her electrifying stage presence, unconventional style, and colorful lyricism, her new single “SKIN & BONES” is out on all digital platforms NOW.

 

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WATCH: Now on Netflix | Once in a Lifetime Sessions with ONEREPUBLIC

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I’ve been a huge fan of OneRepublic for years now. I’ve even claimed that ‘Native’ is my favorite album of all time — yes, even above my all-time favorite Justin Timberlake‘s albums. They’re musical geniuses no matter how you break it down. I got to see them live once when they co-headlined with The Script a few years ago and it was one of my favorite shows I’ve been to. Now I’m just waiting for them to come down to Miami again!

When I saw that a session from this documentary series with OneRepublic would be available on Netflix, I had to jump at the chance to watch it because why the heck wouldn’t I??

SYNOPSIS: Once In A Lifetime Sessions is an original and unique music documentary series giving viewers the chance to get up close and personal with some of today’s most celebrated music icons. Filmed on location at some of the greatest studios around the world, the Sessions highlight the craftsmanship, artistic depth, incredible skill and talent of the artists whilst also showcasing their catalogue. Each episode is dedicated to a single artist or group and features both an intimate live performance and a vinyl recording session. These are woven together with exclusive interview footage and a masterclass exploring the stories behind some of the most memorable songs of all time. Episodes include OneRepublic, Kasabian, George Ezra, Snow Patrol, TLC, Moby, Noel Gallagher and Nile Rodgers. Now streaming on US Netflix.

In all honesty, I’d never heard of this series before this particular session, but I love shows like this. I used to love watching MAKING THE VIDEO and the DIARY series on MTV back in the day (I’m in my 30’s, don’t attack me lol). As a lover of music and entertainment, I loved being able to see the behind-the-scenes of it all. How things began as an idea and how that idea was actually put together for an artist. That’s what really fascinated me. Getting to know your favorite artists behind the music. This series reminds me of that. You get to learn a little more about OneRepublic from their own mouths and you also get to watch a few live performances of them on stage.

I highly recommend check out this episode and also going back and watching any others that you can find! Personally, I’m hooked!

 

THE TWOTAKES Premiere Sparkling New Single “Shame”

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Atlanta-based alternative rock band The Twotakes have released a new single, titled “Shame,” out on all digital platforms NOW. Blending retro influences, ranging back to 60’s rock and roll, and modern pop hooks, The Twotakes are a compelling young band; “Shame” is just a crack in their unique shell. The single is sure to captivate new ears with its’ driving guitar tones, glistening vocals, and immeasurable depth. Although rock driven, The Twotakes have the capability of appealing to a mainstream audience through their crisp energy and modern influences.

Based out of Atlanta, GA, The Twotakes are an alternative rock band influenced by music ranging from the 60’s to present day. Finding a balance between alternative rock with pop-riffs and rock ‘n’ roll, our debut album, Submarine Races, brings something new to the music scene while paying tribute to the styles we know and love. Their new single “Shame” is available on all digital platforms NOW.

 

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DUA LIPA Announces New Single “Swan Song” For 20th Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL

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Global pop singing sensation and 2019 double Grammy nominee Dua Lipa, will co-write and perform a new single, “Swan Song,” for Twentieth Century Fox’s ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL, the epic action-adventure from producers James Cameron and Jon Landau (AVATAR) and director Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY).  The film will be released in the US on February 14.

“From the moment we saw her video for ‘New Rules,’ we knew that Dua Lipa would be the perfect artist to do a song for ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL,” commented Producer Jon Landau.  “She has the kick-ass strength, power and attitude in her performances that Alita embodies in the movie.  Jim, Robert and I are thrilled to have her onboard and are confident she will make ‘Swan Song’ the perfect inspiring and empowering anthem for our film.”

Said Lipa, “I am intrigued at both Alita herself, and the amazing team of creators that came together to make this movie possible. I see a little of myself in her, in both her badass spirit and our shared haircut. Alita is all about empowerment and standing up for who you are, which are two things that resonate with me.”

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SYNOPSIS: From visionary filmmakers James Cameron (AVATAR) and Robert Rodriguez (SIN CITY), comes ALITA: BATTLEANGEL, an epic adventure of hope and empowerment. When Alita (Rosa Salazar) awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido (Christoph Waltz), a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past. As Alita learns to navigate her new life and the treacherous streets of Iron City, Ido tries to shield her from her mysterious history while her street-smart new friend Hugo (Keean Johnson) offers instead to help trigger her memories. But it is only when the deadly and corrupt forces that run the city come after Alita that she discovers a clue to her past – she has unique fighting abilities.

 

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ZAYN Releases New Album ‘Icarus Falls’

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Good morning, music lovers!

We were blessed with a new album, Icarus Falls, this morning from former One Direction member Zayn Malik and I am not mad at it. The album is double the length of a regular album, which means you get extra songs to listen to this weekend!

Have you listened to the album yet? What are your favorite tracks so far? Let me know in the comments OR you can comment on my IG post HERE.

Here is the track list for Icarus Falls:

  1. Let Me
  2. Natural
  3. Back to Life
  4. Common
  5. Imprint
  6. Stand Still
  7. Tonight
  8. Flight of the Stars
  9. If I Got You
  10. Talk to Me
  11. There You Are
  12. I Don’t Mind
  13. Icarus Interlude
  14. Good Guy
  15. You Wish You Knew
  16. Sour Diesel
  17. Satisfaction
  18. Scripted
  19. Entertainer
  20. All That
  21. Good Years
  22. Fresh Air
  23. Rainberry
  24. Insomnia
  25. No Candle No Light (ft. Nicki Minaj)
  26. Fingers
  27. Too Much (ft. Timbaland)

 

You can listen to the album on Apple Music Preview HERE.

THE RAVEN AGE Announce New Album, Headline Tour & Single ‘Fleur De Lis’

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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
CONSPIRACY
OUT MARCH 8TH 2019
ON CORVID RECORDS

BRAND NEW SINGLE RELEASED
‘FLEUR DE LIS’
YOUTUBE / SPOTIFY

2019 HEADLINE TOUR CONFIRMED
AHEAD OF US SHOWS SUPPORTING IRON MAIDEN

British metal five piece The Raven Age continue their unstoppable rise as torch-bearers for the next generation of UK metal. Their brooding style of monstrous guitar riffs and pummelling rhythms are entwined with powerful melodies and moments of quiet subtlety, adding a touch of epic finesse to their sound which has seen them deservedly play alongside the genre’s giants such as Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Tremonti, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Ghost and many more.

The quintet are now happy to announce the upcoming release of their second album Conspiracy on March 8th 2019 via their own label Corvid Records. They have also revealed the brand new track ‘Fleur De Lis’, which shares its name with the ancient stylized lily symbol that has long been associated with the heraldry of French royalty as well as linked to unity, loyalty and honour.

LISTEN TO ‘FLEUR DE LIS’ HERE

In further news The Raven Age will be heading out on their biggest headline tour to date in support of Conspiracy. They’ll be playing shows across the UK and Europe – see full dates at the bottom of the press release. Tickets go on sale on Friday 14th December:

www.theravenage.com/tour
UK: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-raven-age
Belgium: https://livenation.be
France: https://livenation.fr
Germany: https://myticket.de
Holland: https://livenation.nl

The Raven Age released their critically acclaimed debut album Darkness Will Rise in 2016. It saw them championed by the likes of Metal Hammer and Planet Rock, who crowned them ‘Best New Band 2017’ at their awards, and earned them slots at festivals such as Bloodstock, Hellfest, Wacken Open Air, Rock Am Ring/Rock Im Park and Download.

The band have continued to spread their wings, honing their craft, perfecting their sound and identity, and with the recent addition of vocalist Matt James (aka MJ) and guitarist Tony Maue bringing a new dimension and diversity to the band’s songwriting and sound, they’ve created the new era of The Raven Age which is evident throughout the entirety of Conspiracy.

Co-founder, guitarist and album producer George Harris explains, “We’re so proud of it – it’s definitely keeping within the spirit of the band but we’ve really expanded what we can do and delved into new topics and sounds. A lot of that is to do with what MJ has brought to the band. With him on board we’ve grown enormously from the first album.”

Drawing inspiration from their interest in historical myths and conspiracies, lyrically the tracks tell stories of desperation and inhumanity throughout different periods of time, delving into the lives and experiences of people from years ago.

The album is the second part to their story, where clues are left in everything from the artwork to the lyrics which point to what may later come to pass, and interlock with what The Raven Age is all about. They’ve created something more than just a record, but instead an artistic, conceptual identity as they set to write their own legacy.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the legend of the ravens of the Tower of London,” continues George. “The fact that the collective noun for ravens is a Conspiracy really inspired the album, the title and the artwork around it. In this fantasy world the ravens are actually being held captive at the Tower, they aren’t there of their own accord. Their wings have been clipped and they’re prisoners of the Tower to keep Britain from falling. This record develops the story with all sorts of twists and tangents”

The album opens with a harmonious instrumental, equipped with delicate guitar lines and an accompaniment of euphoric synths and strings before yielding into recent single ‘Betrayal of the Mind’, which was written as a result of mental health issues, spreading awareness through the lyrics of how it affects so many people in different ways.

It then leads into the raging metal riff of the aforementioned ‘Fleur De Lis’ and ‘The Day The World Stood Still’, which enters with a melodious dynamic, creating space between the album’s brutal moments, soaring into a momentous chorus showcasing James’ vocal capabilities.

Elsewhere the racing Christian mysticism inspired ‘Stigmata’ is filled with thunderous drum patterns from Jai Patel and heavy bass parts from Matt Cox, while the haunting intro of ‘Seventh Heaven’ explodes into a colossal outbreak of commanding riffs expertly executed by guitarists George Harris and Tony Maue before dropping to a stripped-back section with James’ exposed vocals taking centre stage.

Continuing their running theme of historic references, the calmer ‘The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships’ draws inspiration from the legend of Helen of Troy, whose incomparable beauty resulted in a fleet of a thousand ships setting sail to rescue her leading to the Battle of Troy. Similarly, ‘Tomb of the Unknown Soldier’ is named after the US monument which stands in tribute to those exhumed and unidentified from battles over the years.

Also included is ‘Surrogate’, the album’s debut track from earlier in 2018, and the sharp and fierce ‘Scimitar’ before the epically sullen, grand finale ‘Grave of the Fireflies’, which resumes the dynamic rise and fall that resonates throughout the whole of Conspiracy.

The album reveals a sense of unity, and determination which sits at the core of this group, standing as both a strong and hardworking collective who have shaped and delivered a musically mature and thoughtful release that will mark them as a band of the future.

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CONSPIRACY TRACKLISTING

1. Bloom of the Poison Seed
2. Betrayal of the Mind
3. Fleur De Lis
4. The Day the World Stood Still
5. Stigmata
6. Surrogate
7. Seventh Heaven
8. Forgotten World
9. The Face that Launched a Thousand Ships
10. Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
11. Scimitar
12. Grave of the Fireflies

The Raven Age are currently finishing a European/UK run supporting Tremonti and will be heading off on their biggest European/UK headline tour in March and April before joining Iron Maiden for a huge leg across North and South America. For full list of tour dates visit www.theravenage.com/tour

HEADLINE TOUR DATES
MARCH
Wed 20th – Bristol, The Fleece
Thu 21st – Manchester, Rebellion
Sat 23rd – Newcastle, Think Tank
Sun 24th – Glasgow, Attic
Tue 26th – Leeds, Key Club
Wed 27th – Stoke, Sugarmill
Thu 28th – London, Underworld
Fri 29th – Southampton, Joiners

EUROPE – MARCH/APRIL
Sun 31st – Biebob, Vosselaar
APRIL
Mon 1st – La Boule Noire, Paris
Wed 3rd – Backstage Halle, Munich
Thu 4th – Colossaal, Aschaffenburg
Sat 6th – Luxor, Cologne
Sun 7th – Cassiopeia, Berlin
Tue 9th – Headcrash, Hamburg,
Wed 10th – Poppodium W2, Den Bosch

UK: https://myticket.co.uk/artists/the-raven-age
Belgium: https://livenation.be
France: https://livenation.fr
Germany: https://myticket.de
Holland: https://livenation.nl

 

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TELEMUNDO TO DEBUT THE FIRST-EVER U.S. EDITION OF “LA VOZ” ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 AT 9PM/8C

Renowned TV Personality Jorge Bernal to Host the Spanish-language Version of the Emmy Award-Winning NBC Hit Series, “The Voice”

Award-Winning Latinx Music Powerhouses Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Wisin, and Carlos Vives, Lead the Search for the Most Promising Spanish-Speaking Vocalists in the United States

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One of the most influential television franchises and music brands in the world, The Voice will now premiere as LA VOZ, the first-ever Spanish-language version of the hit series set in the United States. Premiering Sunday, January 13 at 9pm/8c on Telemundo and its digital platforms, LA VOZ is hosted by renowned TV personality Jorge Bernal. The highly anticipated musical competition series also features award-winning Latinx music megastars Luis Fonsi, Alejandra Guzmán, Wisin, and Carlos Vives as the Coaches searching and nurturing the most promising Spanish-speaking vocalists in the nation.

Since its 2011 premiere on NBC, “The Voice” remains an Emmy Award-winning ratings powerhouse, one that’s discovered some of the nation’s best vocal talents. The first-ever Spanish-language edition for U.S. audiences marks the arrival of the purest vocal talent competition ever seen. It is now time for the Latinx community to present its strongest dynamic musical voices. Before these rising artists can reach the heights of stardom, they will first need to impress four of the biggest legends in the Latin music industry. Maintaining the same format as the English-language edition, LA VOZ is full of fun, family-oriented and positive first-class entertainment.

“Two of the greatest powers we have in the Latinx community are our music and our incredible voices,” Bernal said. “Bringing LA VOZ to the Spanish-speaking community in the United States is a tremendous opportunity to not only showcase our diverse and unique our musical talents, but also launch the next generation of influential global artists.”

Emmy Award-winning host Jorge Bernal is one of the most respected Hispanic media figures. Bernal’s history with LA VOZ includes four seasons of “La Voz Kids” in Telemundo. Currently the host of Telemundo’s daytime entertainment show “Suelta La Sopa,” he first joined the network as the entertainment news anchor for the long-running news series “Al Rojo Vivo with Maria Celeste.” A respected journalist and presenter, Bernal has hosted red carpet shows, including the “Billboard Latin Music Awards,” “Latin America Music Awards,” and “Premios Tu Mundo,” and has appeared on NBC’s “Today Show.” Throughout his career, he has interviewed some of the most prominent figures in the music industry, including Mariah Carey, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Pitbull, Shakira, and Enrique Iglesias. His social media presence counts more than two million followers on YouTube, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. The Cuban-born Bernal, who has also been named one of People en Español Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People,” is married to influential stylist and fashionista Karla Birbragher.

Jessica Cediel also joins the team as the Digital Host, a true insider bringing the latest scoop on the coaches and contestants from a unique backstage, all-access perspective.

LA VOZ is a production of Telemundo, Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is created by John de Mol, who serves as an executive producer along with Cisco Suarez (Telemundo), Stijn Bakkers (Talpa), Tim van Rongen (Talpa), and Macarena Moreno (Telemundo).

For more information about LA VOZ, viewers can follow Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @LaVozUS using #LaVozUS, and visit Telemundo.com and YouTube.

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ANNIE LENNOX Debuts Music Video for Single from A PRIVATE WAR

Annie Lennox Debuts Music Video for

“Requiem For A Private War”

Song Appears in the Upcoming Film A PRIVATE WAR, Starring Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci

Annie Lennox debuted the music video for her single “Requiem For A Private War,” her first new song in eight years. The song was written for the film A Private War, which stars Rosamund Pike as the late, iconic journalist Marie Colvin. The film is directed by Academy Award nominated filmmaker Matthew Heineman. Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander and Stanley Tucci co-star.

“Writing ‘Requiem for a Private War’ for the film ‘A Private War’ has not only given me an opportunity to honour Marie Colvin, but also aims to amplify the ‘truth to power’ message she fought all her life to convey to the world, regarding the atrocious consequences of warfare and its effects upon innocent civilian populations,” Lennox says.

A Private War is in theaters now and “Requiem For A Private War” is available for stream and for purchase HERE.

SYNOPSIS: In a world where journalism is under attack, Marie Colvin (Academy Award nominee Rosamund Pike) is one of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time. Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless, while constantly testing the limits between bravery and bravado. After being hit by a grenade in Sri Lanka, she wears a distinctive eye patch and is still as comfortable sipping martinis with London’s elite as she is confronting dictators. Colvin sacrifices loving relationships, and over time, her personal life starts to unravel as the trauma she’s witnessed takes its toll. Yet, her mission to show the true cost of war leads her — along with renowned war photographer Paul Conroy (Jamie Dornan) — to embark on the most dangerous assignment of their lives in the besieged Syrian city of Homs. Based on the extraordinary life of Marie Colvin, A PRIVATE WAR is brought to the screen by Academy Award nominee and critically acclaimed documentary filmmaker Matthew Heineman in his pulse-pounding narrative feature debut.

For more info on A PRIVATE WAR visit APrivateWarFilm.com and follow on social media:

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GABRIELLE APLIN & HANNAH GRACE Release Christmas EP ‘December’

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RELEASE CHRISTMAS EP
DECEMBER
LISTEN HERE

Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace have released a collaborative Christmas EP December through Never Fade Records. The pair performed together at the Never Fade Christmas Party at Union Chapel on Dec 4th.

The four-track December EP features the brand new song and title-track, written and performed by Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace. It’s a beautiful piano-led ballad showcasing the duo’s perfect pairing of stunning songwriting and vocals.

The December EP also features magnificent covers of classic Christmas songs including ‘River’ by Joni Mitchell, Elvis Presley and Martina McBride’s ‘Blue Christmas’ and ‘Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas’ originally sung by Judy Garland.

Regarding the collaboration Gabrielle Aplin says, “I’m really happy to finally have a song out with my friend Hannah Grace. We’ve sang together for years so it was great to finally work on something new together. We’ve been wanting to collaborate on a Christmas EP for such a long time!”

Speaking about the release Hannah Grace says, “We’re so excited to share ‘December’ with the world. We got to make the EP with a long time collaborator of both of ours, Luke Potashnick, and that made the recording process so fun and special. This EP means a lot to us and we cannot wait for everyone to hear it!”

Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace have come together after a friendship that began many years ago through a shared love of music and songwriting. Their individual artist projects have always been intertwined and this year Hannah Grace signed to Never Fade Records, a label Gabrielle Aplin founded in 2010.

A joint project featuring Gabrielle and Hannah had always been a dream and last year at the annual Never Fade Records Christmas Party the idea of the collaborative Christmas EP was born.

Gabrielle Aplin and Hannah Grace brought the December EP to life at 2018’s Never Fade Christmas Party, a celebration of Never Fade Records and its friends, also including the likes of Lauren Aquilina, Lewis Watson, Orla Gartland, Sonny and more.

The release of the December EP precedes Hannah Grace’s forthcoming single ‘With You’, which will be released in January.

The EP also follows the Gabrielle Aplin’s return last week with her brand new single ‘My Mistake’, the first taste of her forthcoming third album due out next year and the first release on her new worldwide record deal with AWAL.

‘My Mistake’ was released on Wednesday (Nov 28th) to a great reaction across the board of fans and media alike. It featured on 18 ‘New Music Friday’ Spotify playlists across the world including the UK and US, while it has received strong critical praise from the likes of Billboard, Sunday Times Culture and The Sun alongside early Radio 2 support from Dermot O’Leary. The gorgeous video has already clocked up 200,000 views.

AMY LAWTON Releases New Single ‘Don’t Bring Louise’

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‘DON’T BRING LOUISE’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN ON SPOTIFY / SOUNDCLOUD

“Sweet country pop right out of Taylor Swift’s Speak Now era”
THE TIMES

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Amy Lawton has released her brand new single ‘Don’t Bring Louise’. The new song is one of heartfelt unrequited love, featuring beautiful harmonies among its sincere country pop.

Regarding the single Amy says, “‘Don’t Bring Louise’ is a true story, about a real girl that my ex-boyfriend dated. I started writing the song when I heard her name for the first time. I’d never met her but as soon as I heard her name I started building a picture of her and the lyrics started to form in my head. It’s about a feeling that gets reignited the first time you hear that the other person has moved on, even if you thought you were over it.”

‘Don’t Bring Louise’ follows the release of her highly praised singles ‘Hurts Like Paradise’ and ‘Undone’. Since emerging last year Amy has received support from the likes of The Times, 1883 Magazine, CelebMix and many more.

A burgeoning name on the UK live scene, Amy has just completed her first ever regional tour, where she played 19-dates across the country. She also performed at The Great Escape Festival in Brighton this summer.

In London, Amy has played at many famous venues in the city including Ronnie Scott’s, The Troubadour, The Bedford and The Social among many others. She also played as support to Jack Savoretti at Cadogan Hall.

While still fresh-faced, Amy comes armed with sharpened experience well beyond her years and is proving her self to be an exciting new name on the singer/songwriter scene.

HOPE VISTA Announces Upcoming Single “SKIN & BONES,” Out Dec 28th

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Hope Vista, lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA, has announced the upcoming release of her new single “SKIN & BONES,” out December 28th. Her last solo EP “PREVAIL,” was released in 2015, and since then has been actively touring the US with VISTA, most recently releasing their newest single “Born For Blood.” Her first solo offering since the release of “PREVAIL,” is “SKIN & BONES,” which will be released digitally. About the single, she states:

For the last three years, my life has been VISTA. It will remain VISTA, and that will always be my main priority.  While VISTA is focusing on writing, I wanted to share with you all a song I wrote this fall that I felt was important to share. I have no further plans to release any other solo music again, but I felt this one was special.

Hope Vista is the diet Dr. Pepper drinking, Backstreet Boys loving, vintage-gaming lead vocalist of alternative rock band VISTA. Initially a solo artist, her final EP “PREVAIL,” produced by ZK Productions (Mayday Parade, Set It Off, Cartel), was released in November 2015. Immediately following the release, she founded VISTA, releasing their debut EP shortly after, and garnering praise from publications such as Rock Sound and Alternative Press. Since 2017, VISTA has completed 3 national tours, earned 250,000+ Spotify streams, and opened for Set It Off, Against The Current, and more. Known for her electrifying stage presence, unconventional style, and colorful lyricism, she will be releasing her first solo music since 2015, the single “SKIN & BONES,” on December 28th.

 

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ARCHIE FAULKS Releases Beautiful ‘Blackout’ Video

ARCHIE FAULKS

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‘BLACKOUT’
VIDEO RELEASED
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Archie Faulks has shared the video for his new single ‘Blackout.’

A succession of beautifully shot abstract clips, the video conveys a surreal dreamlike ambience that simultaneously straddles both the romantic and unnerving; an ethereal visual journey into the fantastic and unsettling mind-set of an individual plagued by lonely, obsessive desire.

The song premiered on the Radio 1 ‘Chillest Show’ with Jamz Supernova in for Phil Taggart. A strong supporter of Archie, Phil previously called him “a serious talent”.
‘Blackout’ follows the release of Archie’s debut single ‘It Rains’ earlier this year. The song received support from Radio 1 and Radio X and has clocked up almost a million streams across Apple Music & Spotify.

The release led Archie to sell out his debut headline show at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters, and also saw him taken out on European tours with Rue Royale where he played three shows in Holland & Isaac Gracie where he performed four dates in Germany. He has also just played his very first live dates in the US and played two sold out shows in New York last week.

Archie will be announcing further live performances soon.

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FELIX HAGAN & THE FAMILY Share Video For ‘Gene Kelly’

FELIX HAGAN & THE FAMILY

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RELEASE NEW VIDEO
‘GENE KELLY’
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ON TOUR WITH ARKELLS THIS MONTH

Theatrical punks Felix Hagan & The Family have today released the video for new single ‘Gene Kelly’, taken from their acclaimed debut album Attention Seeker. The band have also been announced as support for the Arkells across the UK and Europe this month.

‘Gene Kelly’ is a narration of musical ambition and the video follows a story of an aspiring artist visualised in the form of animated cartoon doodles, accompanied by the track’s glorious exuberance and infectious chorus, a soaring crescendo of anthemic, feel-good catchiness.

Regarding ‘Gene Kelly’ Felix Hagan says, “Gene Kelly is my favourite track on the album. It was written about the madness that comes with doing this job for a living, and is the definitive statement of who we are as a band and what we want to give to people”.

The band will be on the road later this month, playing ten dates across the UK and Europe supporting Arkells. The UK dates commence in Bristol on November 21st and finish in Brighton on the 29th, with a date at London’s Heaven on the 23rd. Full dates can be found below.

FELIX HAGAN & THE FAMILY TOUR DATES

NOVEMBER
16th – Luxor, Cologne*
17th – BiNuu, Berlin*
18th – Knust, Hamburg*
21st – The Fleece, Bristol*
22nd – Club Academy, Manchester*
23rd – Heaven, London*
25th – King Tuts, Glasgow*
27th – Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds*
28th – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham*
29th – Green Door Store, Brighton*

DECEMBER
31st – Victoria Warehouse, Manchester (Kendall Calling NYE Party)

(*with The Arkells)

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