Ambient Production Duo AG. Release Video for ‘All Falls Down’

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Leeds-based ambient production duo ag. have announced the release of their debut EP Servia, out on September 28th via Ont’ Sofa Records. To mark the announcement the pair have released the video for their latest single ‘All Falls Down’.

Featuring soulful vocals and lush production, ‘All Falls Down’ flows between minimalist passages and atmospheric crescendos, creating a blissfully ethereal and emotive track. The video premiered with Clash, who said, “’All Falls Down’ is expertly done, achieving that innate balance needed for something truly striking.”

Regarding the video ag. say, “Our music video transpires the strain of wanting to make something work but your other half keeps running away from acknowledging the problems. We just wanted to put across the emotion, which our lyrics portray. We worked with a great Director called Tom Pallant, an old friend from the north who headed to London to pursue film. He did a great job and we’re already planning our next videos with him.”

‘All Falls Down’ follows the release of ag.’s debut single ‘Warped Minds’, both taken from the forthcoming debut EP Servia. Elsewhere on the forthcoming EP is the soulful opener ‘I Know’, twisted dream-laden production in ‘Close Of Day’, a stirring concoction of emotive songwriting and dark future bass on ‘Spell’, while ‘Tidal’ closes with a deep driving progressive 4/4 beat.

The Servia EP is an eclectic display of the intelligent and expansive sound of ag., which is reminiscent of the likes of Bonobo, Four Tet and Burial.

Regarding the EP ag. say, “The Servia EP is our first record which we haven’t tried to direct towards any specific genre, we sat down together as solo artists and decided to move away from the music we were making before. We were producing music to please others and not necessarily creating anything that represented us fully. We jammed in a small student room on Servia Road in Leeds and within a few hours we decided this direction was right, something sparked and we formed ag. Our debut EP consists of different sounds and textures taking inspiration from both live and electronica.”

ag. is the collaborative project of Ross Quinn and Andrew Goddard. The pair came together off the back of successful solo production and DJ careers, which have seen them play shows across the globe.

Calling upon their experience of clubland, live music, songwriting and production, as ag. they deliver artful electronic music suited to dance floors and live stages around the world. As well as production, the pair bring their energy to the stage with both a full band and DJ sets.

With the forthcoming release of their debut EP Servia, ag. look set to put a firm stamp on electronic music today as they cross boundaries in the forward thinking scene.

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Norwegian Songstress ISELIN Releases New Single ‘Lost’

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Norwegian pop songstress Iselin has released her new single, ‘Lost’. A deeply personal track, it’s the follow up to her debut, ‘Bathtub’, released in June.

Heartfelt and affecting, ‘Lost’ builds through swelling, emotional verses into stripped back and honest choruses. Delicate, sweeping synths accompany Iselin’s vocals amid subtle production and infectious hooks, with haunting and poignant lyricism striking a touching chord.

“Lost is probably one of the most personal and emotional songs I’ve ever written,” says Iselin. “That terrifies me a bit to be honest, but at the same time it feels good to release something that just came straight from the heart. I wrote it with the amazing songwriters and producers Mad Fun (Fanny Hultman & Madeleine Eliasson), and it was a very special day for me in the studio. I think and hope the song speaks for itself, but mainly it’s about letting go of something that meant a lot to you, and how it affects you in so many ways when you know that part of your life is over.” 

‘Lost’ is Iselin’s second solo release, following her debut single, ‘Bathtub’. Inspired by the same muse of honest lyricism that permeates her writing generally, the track was written about an emotionally tumultuous period of her life, and formed her own personal therapy. Throughout her writing, Iselin strives to create a universal and personal message that can be shared by her audience.

‘Lost’ and ‘Bathtub’ are the first releases from Iselin after she provided the vocals for Alan Walker’s huge hits ‘Faded’ and ‘Sing Me To Sleep’. Now returning with a wealth of new material, it’s clear that Iselin is ready to secure her place as a powerful new musical force.

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JULES WALCOTT Premieres New Single “First At The Altar” With Music Video

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At just 19 years old, alternative dark pop vocalist Jules Walcott is out for vengeance on her second single, “First At The Altar,” out now with a corresponding music video. An alternative and metal vocal veteran, Walcott comes from a history of being a frontwoman. Now placing her primary focus on her solo endeavors, the Long Island native is rapidly evolving into her own artistry, a sleek combination of both her original rock origins and modern dark pop. “First At The Altar” is a glistening example of what Walcott embodies as a solo entity; anger, yet grace, power, and a refreshing amount of rawness for such a young writer. Her debut single “Please Leave A Message,” released earlier this summer, was built upon a viral Instagram video of Walcott singing an Evanescence song earlier this summer. The video was a clear representation of her raw talent, which she carried over into the studio to begin creating a hazy, meticulous, almost sinister production style with engineer/producer Okan Kazdal (NEVRLANDS). Perhaps the most intriguing aspect of Walcott’s rising solo career is that she went against the current, moving from band to solo instead of the opposite way around. “First At The Altar” gives listeners an eerie taste of her upcoming EP, as well as a clear picture of her artistic style. About “First At The Altar,” she states:

“First At The Altar” was lyrically one of the most exciting, yet challenging songs I have ever written. Written in my perspective about the time I was cheated on in a relationship, the writing process of this song was clearly driven on the emotion surrounding this experience. As I started writing the song, my goal was for it to be a diss at the person who cheated on me. As I kept writing, I began to discover that I wasn’t writing a diss track, I was writing about the inner conflict I constantly struggle with, where I let some else’s actions take control of my life.”

Alternative dark pop Jules Walcott is already known for her raw, silky and sincere vocals. Originally the frontwoman of a Long Island-based hard rock band, Jules decided to combine her natural rock roots and passion for pop music to create a uniquely eerie solo endeavor in the first quarter of 2018. After going viral on Instagram shortly after with her stripped back 60 second cover of an Evanescence classic, Jules began experimenting with synth pop, alternative, and electro influences on her debut single “Please Leave A Message,” recorded and produced by Okan Kazdal (NEVRLANDS). The release proved to solidify Walcott as an uprising pop contender, garnering over 40,000 views on YouTube alone and sparking new inspiration to expand on her mysterious, siren-esque artistry. Just 19 years old, she released her second solo single, “First At The Altar” to digital platforms on 9/14/18, which fuses together her rock origins and her now-familiar  grim synth sounds. “First At The Altar” is available on YouTube and all digital streaming platforms NOW.

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Swedish Pop Duo I AM KARATE Release Video for New Single ‘News’

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Highly acclaimed Swedish pop duo I Am Karate have released the video for their new single ‘News’. The video premiered with CelebMix who said, “I Am Karate are a fast rising pop duo from Sweden who are ready to takeover the world with their anthemic sound and slick productions. Their latest release ‘News’ is a massive pop anthem mixed with shimmering production, a bouncy tropical rhythm and a gigantic earworm of a chorus.”

The video features the pair’s lyrics, addressing a state of mind of their generation, scrawled in multicolour across pavements, buildings and more.

Regarding the single I Am Karate say, “This song is about a character who will do whatever it takes to shine in the spotlight on/at whatever (Instagram, work, etc.) She just wants people’s attention and it turns into a twisted self-destructive chase for her. We wanted to poke on that state of mind of our generation that has gotten so normalized by the emergence of social media and question what the hell we’re doing.”

The Stockholm duo (Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Petterson) have released a slew of singles which have seen them achieve huge praise from the likes of The Times, The Guardian and many more.

‘News’ is out now through the pair’s own label I Am Karate Music, and their hits have seen them win the Best Unsigned Award at the highly revered GAFFA Awards in their home country.

“Dark, shiny electropop from the Swedish duo — think Robyn produced by James Blake.”
The Times

“I Am Karate martial their artistry with aplomb. They will chop your head off, in the
nicest possible way, with their marvellously maudlin and mordantly mellow
mid-tempo melodies.”

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“Your new favourite duo”
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THE STRUTS Announce New Album YOUNG&DANGEROUS

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ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM
YOUNG&DANGEROUS
OUT OCTOBER 26TH VIA POLYDOR RECORDS
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RELEASE NEW TRACK
‘BULLETPROOF BABY’
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UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

British glam-rock sensations The Struts have announced the release of their new album, YOUNG&DANGEROUS, out October 26th via Polydor Records. The band have also released a brand new track, ‘Bulletproof Baby’, the latest to be taken from the upcoming album, as well as announcing a UK headline tour in February.

Following 2016’s critically acclaimed Everybody Wants, the new album features the current hit single, ‘Body Talks’, as well as ‘Primadonna Like Me’, with additional bonus track, ‘Body Talks feat. Kesha’. All of which will be available as an instant grat with each pre-order of the album in addition to the new track ‘Bulletproof Baby’, which is also on EA Games’ NHL 19 soundtrack.

“Finally we can reveal our second album, YOUNG&DANGEROUS,” says The Struts lead singer Luke Spiller. “We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this album and I know you are all going to love it. This is dedicated to all of our amazing fans who have waited so long for this record. I hope these songs provide the perfect soundtrack to this crazy thing called life. Thank you once again. Be sure to get tickets to our tour so we can all sing these new songs together. Much love x.”

On YOUNG&DANGEROUS, The Struts let loose with the sing-along-ready and riff-heavy sound they’ve brought to stadiums and arenas all around the world, adorning that sound with deeper grooves and inventive textures, dreaming up a majestic glam-rock masterpiece that’s unabashedly fun but full of pure heart.

The band have also announced a UK tour for February 2019, which sees them play eight shows, finishing with London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the 26th.

To celebrate their triumphant return, fans who pre-order the album will receive a code to get early access to tickets and a chance to win two spots to an intimate acoustic set and a meet & greet with the band. Full terms and conditions here. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 21st September, and full dates can be found below.

In just a few years, The Struts have found themselves embraced by some of the greatest icons in rock-and-roll history. Along with opening for The Rolling Stones, The Who, and Guns N’ Roses, the U.K.-bred four-piece was hand-picked by Mötley Crüe to serve as the supporting act for their last-ever performances, while Dave Grohl praised them as the best band to ever open for Foo Fighters.

Formed in Derby, England in 2012, The Struts are Luke Spiller (lead singer), Adam Slack (guitar), Jed Elliott (bass) and Gethin Davies (drums).

YOUNG&DANGEROUS TRACKLIST:
1. Body Talks
2. Primadonna Like Me
3. In Love With A Camera
4. Bulletproof Baby
5. Who Am I?
6. People
7. Fire (Part 1)
8. Somebody New
9. Tatler Magazine
10. I Do It So Well
11. Freak Like You
12. Ashes (Part 2)
13. Body Talks ft. Kesha

UK TOUR DATES – FEBRUARY 2019
16th – Leeds University Stylus, Leeds
17th – Rock City, Nottingham
18th – Newcastle University, Newcastle
19th – Garage, Glasgow
22nd – SWX, Bristol
23rd – Academy 2, Manchester
24th – O2 Institute, Birmingham
26th – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Tickets are available here.

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The MARCUS KING BAND Release New Single ‘Where I’m Headed’

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‘WHERE I’M HEADED’
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CAROLINA CONFESSIONS
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HEADLINE UK TOUR DATES IN OCTOBER

The fast-rising Marcus King Band have revealed a new track, ‘Where I’m Headed’, taken from their upcoming / third studio album Carolina Confessions, out October 5th via Snakefarm Records on CD, vinyl & DL.

‘Where I’m Headed’ is the latest song to be showcased from the album, following on from ‘Homesick’ & ‘Welcome ’Round Here’. Blending emotive brass with soulful gospel backing vocals, the track is a driving and uplifting journey from laidback acoustic tones through to howling solos, spotlighting Marcus’ virtuosic guitar playing and impassioned vocal talents.

“I wrote it about a very special lady,” he says of the track. “It’s to do with always being on the road and not really knowing where you’re going next. A lot of times people ask where we’re going and I don’t really remember without looking at the tour book. So I’m saying to her that I don’t know where I’m headed, but I know you’ll be there.”

Produced & mixed by Grammy award-winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton / Sturgill Simpson) at Nashville’s iconic RCA Studio A, Carolina Confessions sees 22-year-old Marcus and his band taking a major leap forwards in terms of song-writing, production, musical dexterity and emotional weight. The featured tracks, including lead UK single ‘Welcome ’Round Here’, a potent mix of blues-soaked guitars and intoxicating crescendos, find the group’s trademark sound buoyed by a new narrative depth, as Marcus delves into heavy themes: absolution, guilt, leaving home, yearning, love and other affairs of the soul.

The album features 10 brand new songs, all penned by Marcus except for ‘How Long’, a co-write with The Black KeysDan Auerbach and veteran songwriter Pat McLaughlin. Throughout the record, Marcus – born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina – exhibits an almost Southern gothic sensibility in his songs, owning up to failed relationships, portraying the complex connection with his hometown, and generally displaying an expansive musical firmament in the process.

A Blue Ridge Mountain boy, Marcus has been writing songs and performing onstage for half of his lifetime, and fronting his own groups for nearly a decade. Since he was a teenager, he’s been trading licks with famous fans and mentors Warren Haynes and Derek Trucks – indeed, so blown away was Haynes by the then-19-year-old that he signed him to his Evil Teen label, releasing the band’s debut album, ‘Soul Insight’, in 2015 and producing the self-titled follow-up a year later.

Simply, Marcus and his five band-mates – drummer Jack Ryan, bass player Stephen Campbell, trumpeter / trombonist Justin Johnson, sax player Dean Mitchell and keyboard player DeShawn ‘D-Vibes’ Alexander – are on a mission to create a fresh musical experience effortlessly combining rock, blues and soul into a dynamic and atmospheric sound.

Watch the album teaser here.

CAROLINA CONFESSIONS TRACK-LIST (physical sequence)

1) Confessions
2) Where I’m Headed
3) Homesick
4) 8 a.m.
5) How Long
6) Remember
7) Side Door
8) Autumn Rains
9) Welcome ‘Round Here
10) Goodbye Carolina

The UK dates in October come in the wake of a huge US run taking in shows on the Tedeschi Trucks Band‘s Wheels of Soul Tour, plus headline appearances in New York, Boston, Nashville, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Marcus also has his own ‘Family Reunion’ music festival in North Carolina.

OCTOBER 2018 UK TOUR DATES
25th – Bristol, The Fleece
26th – London, Islington Assembly Hall
27th – Manchester, Night & Day Café
28th – Glasgow, Stereo

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FØNX | Reveals Video For New Single ‘Come On Over’

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Ya’ll! I’m so excited to introduce you to a song I just know you’ll be adding to your playlists! I know I have! What a talented artist with an incredible voice.

Following a feature on Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and playlisting in Zara stores globally; FØNX has revealed his self-directed DIY video for new single, ‘Come On Over,’ his latest offering of infectious, guitar driven soul-infused pop.

Filmed in his bedroom in the early hours of the morning with nothing but a camera and one mood light; FØNX captures the raw and intimate essence of his personal story of heart break.

As the track grows and synths start getting denser we see the video grow in energy with beautiful colors merging, creating overlays in each shot and FØNX becoming more uneasy with the situation.

‘Come on Over’ is the latest track FØNX has produced with Hugh Worskett (Rae Morris, Will Joseph Cook, Birdy).

A mix of jazzy guitar, smooth beats and growing electronic synths create the songs dreamy soundscape while FØNX’s tender vocals croon over a story of loss in love.

DIAMANTE Releases Video For ‘Bulletproof’

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“With twelve tracks of modern pop rock with a classic feel, a shit ton of attitude and passion, Diamante is the rock n’ roll heroine to inspire a new generation.” — Powerplay Magazine

 “Diamante has been making a big noise with her series of feisty singles.” — Team Rock

Blue-haired rock siren Diamante has shared a new video for ‘Bulletproof’, taken from her debut album Coming In Hot. The clip showcases a killer training session with fitness motivator and celebrity trainer Melissa Alcantara, known on social media as @FitGurlMel, at Gold’s Gym in Hollywood.

“Thanks so much to the awesome @Fitgurlmel for the inspiring workout”, says Diamante. “This song is a reminder that when something in life gets you down, you’re strong and can be bulletproof! It came about from my experience of being with people who always tried to make me feel like I was less-than and constantly put me down, this song isn the empowering moment when I realised my self-worth and everything I am capable of.”

Diamante brings her own flair to the rock genre with Coming In Hot. As Billboard proclaimed, “Coming in Hot is an excellent showcase for the raw power of her voice, which at times recalls Melissa Etheridge and Sass Jordan blended with the dispassionate élan of Blondie’s Debbie Harry.” Produced by Howard Benson (Chris Cornell, Kelly Clarkson, My Chemical Romance, Halestorm), the record is a head-turning debut full of arresting rock anthems.

Fans and critics have already been equally besotted by Diamante’s room-filling voice. The ‘Bulletproof’ video shows another side of this strong, fierce, rock ‘n’ roll dynamo.

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ESCAPE THE FATE Spread Global Message of Self-Love With New ‘I Am Human’ Video

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NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH SLAVES (U.S.) 
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Escape The Fate have released their latest music video, ‘I Am Human’. Directed by Robyn August and shot in Los Angeles, the video strives to send a poignant, global message of self-love and acceptance of others as it showcases stories from all walks of life.

“This video and song mean a lot to me. Having gone through abuse myself and suffering from mental health issues, I want people to know that you can come out stronger and by being more accepting of one another, we can do that together.” Frontman Craig Mabbitt explains, “We all have a story to tell. We can all try harder to live our lives from a place of love and understanding. We all have these abilities because we are all human. ‘I Am Human’ is my testament to that.”

Throughout the next month Escape The Fate will also be utilizing the crowdsourcing content app Cinebody to create with their fans around the world and share their stories of what makes us all human.

Inspired by the band’s new single and official video, fans now have the opportunity to participate in the creation of the ‘I Am Human 2’ video, by using the app to upload their stories about what makes them human. Video submissions will be accepted until October 15th, with prizes along the way for the outstanding video of the week, leading up to the release of the fan filmed music video.

Joining is easy. Simply:
1. Download Cinebody on the App Store
2. Sign up with Email or Facebook
3. Enter code ‘human’
4. Start filming

Android user? No problem!
1. Visit Pro.cinebody.com
2. Sign up with Email or Facebook
3. Enter code ‘human’
4. Upload from your camera roll

Escape the Fate will embark on a North American co-headline tour with California post-hardcore outfit Slaves, featuring support from Famous Last Words, Picturesque, and Set to StunFor tickets, VIP packages and more information, visit www.escapethefate.com

The new album I Am Human is out now via Better Noise Records and is available to stream here – http://smarturl.it/etfiamhuman

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SUN SILVA Release Debut Single ‘Blue Light’

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“The London quartet’s debut is a warm, Jungle-esque delight”
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“A majestic little tune”
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London indie-pop quartet SUN SILVA have released their debut single ‘Blue Light’.

‘Blue Light’ features on the FIFA 19 soundtrack and is already receiving support from DIY Magazine and BBC Introducing. The song delivers widescreen horn-led pop and its effortlessly dreamy vocals take aim at the social media use of today.

Regarding the single frontman Oscar Gormley says, ‘Blue Light’ is about how social media dominates so many young people’s lives. The song is about how this freaks me out and it reminisces on simpler times.”

With a sound that recalls the likes of Bombay Bicycle Club, The Maccabees and Tame Impala, SUN SILVA have already built up a strong fan base as staples on London’s live scene, selling out their last headline show at The Sebright Arms earlier this year way before releasing any music.

SUN SILVA celebrated the release of their debut single ‘Blue Light’ on Sept 4th at The Lexington; a show that featured a taste of further exciting songs to come from the four-piece.

They have also been announced to support Swimming Girls at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen on October 15th.

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Oscar Gormley (vocals/guitar), Jake Brown (drums), Sam Becker (bass), Charlie Woof-Byrne (keys)

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IMAGINE DRAGONS Write/Record End-Credit Song “Zero” For RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET

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IMAGINE DRAGONS WRITE AND RECORD END-CREDIT SONG “ZERO” FOR “RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET”

“Zero” Available Today from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records

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Imagine Dragons, the GRAMMY®-winning band behind recent hits “Natural” and “Whatever It Takes,” wrote and recorded the end-credit song “Zero” for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” The song, which will be featured on the upcoming Walt Disney Records soundtrack album, is available today from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records. Listen HERE. It was just featured as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1. The “Zero” lyric video also debuts today—check it out HERE. Directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston, “Ralph Breaks the Internet” opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

In the movie, video-game bad guy Ralph struggles with his evolving friendship with fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz. According to Imagine Dragons’ lead singer Dan Reynolds, the film’s emotional themes are reflected in the song “Zero.” “It’s a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation,” says Reynolds. “Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.”

Adds Moore, “It’s a bold choice for an end-credit song because it’s about someone who feels like a zero, someone who hasn’t always felt worthy, someone who’s allowed his entire sense of self to rely on a single friendship. When that friendship is threatened, there’s a lot of insecurity.”

“We can all relate to that feeling,” adds Johnston. “But the song tells us we’re not alone. They nailed the theme of the movie in a way that also makes you want to dance.”

Says Reynolds, “The song is a dichotomy in some ways, with sometimes heavy lyrics over pretty upbeat instrumentation. The result is a tone that is somewhat bittersweet, which felt appropriate given the complexity of Ralph as a character.”

“Zero” is now available from KIDinaKORNER/Interscope Records:

Retail: http://smarturl.it/IDZero
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/IDZero/amazonunlimited
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/IDZero/applemusic
Google: http://smarturl.it/IDZero/googleplay
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/IDZero/itunes
Spotify: http://smarturl.it/IDZero/spotify

“Zero” will be featured on the “Ralph Breaks the Internet” soundtrack, available from Walt Disney Records Nov. 16. Stay tuned for more information about the soundtrack.

ABOUT THE MOVIE:

In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of the arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had. Directed by Rich Moore (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph”) and Phil Johnston (co-writer “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Zootopia,” writer, “Cedar Rapids”), and produced by Clark Spencer (“Zootopia,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Bolt,” “Lilo & Stitch”), “Ralph Breaks the Internet” hits theaters on Nov. 21, 2018.

ABOUT IMAGINE DRAGONS:

Formed in 2009 and featuring lead vocalist Dan Reynolds, guitarist Wayne Sermon, bassist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman, Imagine Dragons earned a grassroots-following by independently releasing a series of EPs. After Alex Da Kid signed them to his KIDinaKORNER/ Interscope label, the band made its major-label debut with the release of Continued Silence, a 2012 EP featuring the 2x platinum breakthrough single ”It’s Time.” Night Visions arrived later that year and Imagine Dragons found themselves on a skyward trajectory that saw the album debut at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart and became the No. 1 album on Spotify Worldwide for 2013. Night Visions has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. The album’s second single, the 10x-platinum ”Radioactive,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Rock chart and earned the band a 2014 GRAMMY for best rock performance. The third single, ”Demons,” hit No. 1 on Alternative and Top 40 radio, and has sold over 4 million copies in the U.S. Imagine Dragons’ platinum-selling second album, Smoke + Mirrors, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart and has sold 1.1 million copies worldwide. The band’s third studio album, Evolve, was released June 2017 and went double platinum within a year of its release. The first single “Believer” topped the alternative radio chart for 12 weeks and the follow-up, “Thunder,” hit No.1 at alternative and top 40 radio.

VIVA LA TRADICION takes over the Ford Theater for two days of mariachi music

VIVA LA TRADICION takes over the Ford Theater for two days of mariachi music

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“Viva La Tradicion” has paid tribute to many of Mexico’s biggest icons, this year they pay homage to late Jose “Pepe” Martinez of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, who pioneered mariachi music in the U.S.

On August 8 and 9, Pepe Martinez Jr. helps to pay tribute to his father by bringing Mariachi Angeles de Pepe Martinez Jr. to perform the classic music of his father.

Pepe Jr. said that its going to be sentimental because he will be playing the music his father wrote and organized, music he has been listening to since he was a young child.

Mariachi music has helped keep the traditional music from Mexico alive.

The tradition of mariachi music spans many years and can include music from various genres.

Founder Susie Garcia said that she looked up to Pepe Martinez because of the strong presence he gave Mariachi music world wide and its about time that he is paid tribute.

The partnership between Garcia and Pepe Jr. come together for the incredible “Viva La Tradition” two day event.

Pepe Jr. will be able to showcase music he has held close to his heart and have a special performance where he will share the stage with his late father in a special way.

Pepe Jr. said he will do a song, “A Mi Manera,” “My Way” by Frank Sinatra, where he will sing with along side the voice of his late father.

Garcia said that after the past “Viva La Tradition” sold out and the fact that this is an event for the family to enjoy together, it was only logical to have two nights.

Performers at “Viva La Tradition:”
Mariachi Ángeles de Pepe Martínez Jr.
For more than 30 years, Jose “Pepe” Martínez Jr. has lived on stage inspired by the gift of music introduced to him as a young boy. His biggest teacher and mentor was his own father, most affectionately known as Don Pepe. With 25 years as a leading member of Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán, Pepe Jr. now brings his experience, professionalism and leadership to his new group Mariachi Ángeles.

Steeven Sandoval is a ranchera music singer who was a shining star in two of the best mariachis of the world: Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán founded by Don Pepe Martínez.
Steeven is considered one of the most iconic voices in mariachi music and is best known for his classic renditions of “Por Amor,” “A Los Cuatro Vientos,” and “Te Huberias Ido Antes,” among others.

Las Colibrí or “The Hummingbirds” has a passion for music, beauty, and girl power. This all-female group is flying into new territory as one of the most unique ensembles of its genre by returning to the all-string instrumentation of the early 20th century mariachi tradition and the colorful, feminine costumes of the Mexican cinematic divas of the ’40s and ’50s.

Ballet Folklorico Ollín is a nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1972 with the primary goal of preserving and interpreting the diverse cultural beauty of México re-created here in California through music, dance and folk traditions

Mariachi Jaguares De Mendez High School are comprised of LAUSD students with great enthusiasm and love for Mexican tradition and boasts a very inclusive ensemble, proving that the most severely disabled can also demonstrate their passion for mariachi music.

Where:
Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068
(just off the 101, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass)

Get tickets at:
(323) 461-3673 or FordTheatres.org

Pricing:
Ticket prices start at $45; Reserved seating. Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, please visit FordTheatres.org.

DAN THE AUTOMATOR Remixes DIRTY HEADS’ ‘Visions’

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TEAM UP WITH DAN THE AUTOMATOR FOR
‘VISIONS’ REMIX
LISTEN HERE

Southern California’s favorite reggae/alt/hip-hop band Dirty Heads have teamed up with legendary producer Dan The Automator for a special remix of the band’s latest single ‘Visions’. The end result is a downtempo gem with elements of Dan The Automator’s signature production.

“Check one off the list,” vocalist Jared Watson shared. “So stoked! I’ve been inspired by Dan The Automator for a very long time. He has been a part of some of my favorite records of all time.”

Dan The Automator’s long and storied career showcases his knack for eclectic sounds and collaborations with artists of all genres. He first rose to fame as producer on Kool Keith’s 1996 album Dr. Octagonecologyst which spawned several hits and was named one of the best hip-hop albums of the 1990s. He continued his career behind the soundboard and formed critically acclaimed duo Handsome Boy Modeling School, hip-hop trio Deltron 3030 and produced the platinum selling self-titled debut album from Gorillaz.

DIRTY HEADS Online:

Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

 

Swedish Pop Duo I AM KARATE Release New Single ‘News’

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‘NEWS’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
LISTEN HERE

Highly acclaimed Swedish pop duo I Am Karate have released their brand new single ‘News’.

The new single features a bouncy tropical rhythm alongside a gigantic chorus and shimmering pop production as the band addresses the search for fame and love.

Regarding the single I Am Karate say, “This song is about someone chasing a dream and the spotlight, but if you take a closer look it’s also a love story. We’ve played ‘News’ live at our latest concerts, and the response has been amazing. We hope that’s an indication that people will like the single!”

The Stockholm duo (Erika Soldh Ahlström and Marta Petterson) have released a slew of singles which have seen them achieve huge praise from the likes of The Times, The Guardian and many more.

‘News’ is out now through the pair’s own label I Am Karate Music, and their hits have seen them win the Best Unsigned Award at the highly revered GAFFA Awards in their home country.

“Dark, shiny electropop from the Swedish duo — think Robyn produced by James Blake.” The Times

“I Am Karate martial their artistry with aplomb. They will chop your head off, in the nicest possible way, with their marvellously maudlin and mordantly mellow mid-tempo melodies.”
The Guardian

“Your new favourite duo”
The 405

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BANG BANG ROMEO Unveil Astonishing Debut EP, Shame On You – Out Now

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RELEASE SHAME ON YOU EP
ON FIVE SEVEN MUSIC

UK trio Bang Bang Romeo are celebrating the release of their Shame On You EP, which is out now via Five Seven Music.

Having recently signed a worldwide deal with the label as part of the Eleven Seven Music Label Group, in August the three-piece performed a very special showcase in London to mark the release before they joined the eccentric Electric Six for a show at Nambucca.

Speaking about the EP, vocalist Anastasia “Stars” Walker reveals, “This is a biggy, isn’t it?  I mean, this EP includes songs that myself and Ross wrote when we were pretty much just kids, writing down lyrics at 3am whilst not catching up on enough sleep for school the next day, to songs we wrote in the land of Hollywood just round the corner from Sunset Boulevard in the Spring of 2018. 

This EP represents a journey of hard work, passion, uncompromising belief and a hell of a lot of fun. From myself and the boys, on listening to the EP, enjoy, laugh, cry and love, we know we did. Here’s to the future and WELCOME to the BBRMY”.

The EP opens with the title-track and recent breakthrough single ‘Shame On You’, which has already amassed over 150,000 YouTube views for the video and has been played at Radio X, 6 Music, MTV Rocks and more.

Also featuring is the uplifting ‘Cemetery’ followed by the show-stopping ‘Adore Me’, which soars to a grand performance with Stars’ vocal finesse taking centre stage, perfectly wrapped in euphoric guitar lines and solid drums. The empowering ‘Bag Of Bones’ reflects on recognising self-worth while EP closer ‘Chemical’ echoes the band’s larger-than-life quality and ability to transpire emotion to their listeners.

Bang Bang Romeo have spent the summer playing festivals, shows and Pride events up and down the country, impressing crowds with their stunning live performances and theatrical indie pop-rock.

Fronted by the extraordinary vocal powerhouse Stars – who is a charismatic performer in the lineage of Stevie Nicks, Adele, Beth Ditto and Florence Welch – and backed up by Ross Cameron (guitars) and Richard Gartland (drums), the Doncaster outfit were personally invited by legendary promoter John Giddings to open the Main Stage for the Isle of Wight 50th Anniversary and played to the biggest opening crowd the festival has ever had. Giddings called their performance “legendary” and dubbed them the “best new act anywhere in the World”.

They also played at this year’s Tramlines festival, Kendall Calling and Vicar’s Picnic, and headlined stages at Truck Fest and Y-Not Festivals, as well as Leeds and Doncaster Pride, which the band are extremely proud to be a part of. They also made appearances at Goat Festival, Victorious festival and topped the City Hall Lawns stage at Cardiff Pride in August.

Hotly tipped by the likes of The Independent, Metro, NME, Clash Magazine, Louder Than War and fronted by one of today’s most inspiring and unrivalled vocal talents, Bang Bang Romeo are amongst the hottest breaking bands on the scene and will be releasing their debut album later this year.

SHAME ON YOU EP TRACKLISTING
1. Shame On You
2. Cemetery
3. Adore Me
4. Bag Of Bones
5. Chemical