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

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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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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

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

 

 

HANNAH GRACE Announces New EP ‘The Bed You Made’ – Out April 5th

‘THE BED YOU MADE’
NEW SINGLE OUT NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
STREAM HERE 

LONDON & CARDIFF LIVE SHOWS IN APRIL

IMG_7680Hannah Grace has released her new single ‘The Bed You Made’ through Never Fade Records. The track is the first to be taken from her new EP of the same name, out April 5th ahead of her headline shows in London and Cardiff, and was featured in Spotify’s New Music Friday today.

Subtle, minimal instrumentation provides the backdrop for Hannah’s incredible and emotive vocals on ‘The Bed You Made’. The soft piano tones accompany rich, moving vocal crescendos, which accentuate the track’s touching lyrics. The video for the single is filmed from the perspective of Hannah’s ex, following her in a continuous shot while she explains how she’ll be better on her own.

“I wrote ‘The Bed You Made’ after being hurt by someone I loved,” says Hannah. “It is definitely the most honest and raw song I’ve ever written and I’m actually a little nervous to share it with the world, but writing the song helped me to reach the conclusion that I am ok on my own. Heartbreak is hard, but ultimately I think if we are good to ourselves we’ll be alright in the end. So, this song is for anyone who’s been cheated on by an ex, I hope this song can give you the courage to be okay on your own.“

Throughout the rest of the EP, 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 that ranges between the uplifting and gloriously cathartic. The EP was co-written with her friends and collaborators Martin Luke Brown, Gabrielle Aplin and Jessica Sharman.

‘The Bed You Made’ follows the release of previous singles ‘With You’ and ‘Oh River’, both of which proved hits at radio, with plays from both Dermot O’Leary on his Radio 2 show and BBC Radio Wales respectively. She’s also appeared on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show and Zoe Ball’s ITV programme, 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 garnered praise from 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.

‘The Bed You Made’ is the latest taste of brand new music from Hannah, with her show stopping performance setting the precedent for the year ahead when she is set to turn even more heads.

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

APRIL 2019 LIVE DATES
8th – Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
9th – London, Camden Assembly

Tickets are available here.

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VISTA Releases Acoustic Version of Single “Born For Blood”

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Electronic alt rock band VISTA have released an acoustic version of their 2018 single “Born For Blood,” available on YouTube NOW. The single, released in September 2018, is VISTA’s most recently released track.

An electronically-tinged alternative rock band, NY-based outfit VISTA originally formed in late 2015. Comprised of lead vocalist Hope Vista and guitarist Greg Almeida, the band combines both modern alternative rock and electronic influences to create their unique anthemic sound. VISTA released their debut 4-track EP “VERSUS” shortly after their original inception, in which their debut single “On The Brink” debuted worldwide on idobi radio. Their name hasn’t been shy in the press, since; the band has garnered praise from outlets such as Alternative Press, Rock Sound, Substream, and AXS.

Throughout 2017, VISTA has supported Fueled By Ramen artist Against The Current at Irving Plaza, gained idobi rotation with their single “Henchmen,” an anti-oppression anthem, and completed two headlining tours. Their most recent 7-track EP, “Long Live,” released in July 2017, centralizes around the theme of finding an oasis in a dystopian society. “Long Live” immediately made its’ way onto three different iTunes charts and sparked the completion of two US tours, in August and November, respectively. Most recently in 2018, VISTA released 2 singles “Witch Hunt” and “Born For Blood,” both produced by ZK Productions), completed their third US tour “The Bloodlust Tour,” played a date of the Vans Warped Tour, and played multiple support dates with Set It Off. “Witch Hunt” premiered worldwide on idobi radio, quickly garnering 130,000 Spotify streams, and earned video rotation in Journeys’ stores nationwide.

You can catch VISTA on the “On The Hunt Tour: Part II” this April, with support from Pollyanna. All dates can be viewed below. Tickets will be available at www.vistaband.co/tour.

4/18 – Attleboro, MA – Patterson Creations
4/20 – Summit, NJ – Mondo Summit
4/22 – Buffalo, NY – Stamps
4/23 – Montreal, QC – La Vitrola
4/24 – Long Branch, NJ – Brighton Bar
4/26 – Columbus, NJ – Donatos Basement
4/27 – Philadelphia, PA – Creep Records
4/28 – Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
4/29 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds

VISTA’s acoustic version of “Born For Blood” can be watched HERE.

THE KING’S PARADE Release ‘Mad’ Video Filmed At RAK Studios

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‘MAD’
VIDEO RELEASED
FILMED AT RAK STUDIOS
WATCH HERE

UK & EU TOUR STARTS IN APRIL

Acclaimed London four-piece The King’s Parade have released the video for their new single ‘Mad’. The video is filmed at the iconic RAK Studios where the band recorded and produced the song alongside Rob Brinkmann (Pixies, Royal Blood, Barns Courtney).

Regarding recording the song at RAK frontman Olly Corpe says, “We recorded ‘Mad’ at RAK right after a 22 hour drive coming from a gig in Madrid. Weirdly, I think the extreme tiredness worked in our favour – we were too tired to care or think and in this case I feel like that added a spontaneity to our performance.”

‘Mad’ finds The King’s Parade delivering a deep song addressing human consciousness. The song flits between smooth and gritty vocals, driven by a captivating percussive sound that builds towards a huge anthemic chorus. It sees The King’s Parade blend alt-soul and blues influences with a pop sensibility that plays like a melding of Alabama Shakes, The Black Keys and Leon Bridges.

Regarding the single Olly says, “‘Mad’ is about the energy felt between two people we tend to call chemistry. It can happen the second you see or meet someone, or it can happen over time, but it’s just a feeling you have within yourself. It can’t be quantified or justified; it’s just a state of being. Sometimes it feels so mysterious that you start to question whether it exists at all. ‘Mad’ is about that moment.”

‘Mad’ is the first taste of new music from The King’s Parade following the release of their Woman EP last year, which saw them receive strong tastemaker support from the likes of BBC 6Music, BBC Introducing, The Independent, Wonderland, Clash, Mahogany and many more.

They’ve built up a fervent live fan base and have completed a number of sold out headline tours across the UK and Europe. The King’s Parade are hitting the road again in April. They will play four countries in Europe before coming to the UK to play three dates across the country including London, Leeds and Brighton. Full tour dates can be found below:

THE KING’S PARADE APRIL TOUR DATES
7th – Madrid, Siroco
12th – Barcelona, Razzmatazz
19th – Paris, Le 1999
20th – The Hague, Paardcafe
24th – London, Borderline
26th – Leeds, Headrow House
27th – Brighton, Marwood

 

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“A soulful blend of indie textures”
Clash

“It’s alt-soul melding classic blues influences with more of a modern pop vibe”
The Independent

“Elegant guitar riffs and heart melting vocals”
Wonderland

“The King’s Parade intertwine alternative and soul on this new single”
Alternative Press

“A rich slice of alt-soul”
Mahogany

“The four-man band is one of the most naturally talented groups out there”
EARMILK

“Sure to leave a major mark across the indie music scene.”
Happy Magazine