KINS to play free show in Liverpool

Kins Leaf April 2014We’re pleased to bring you another FREE ENTRY show in Leaf. This time with Brighton based quartet KINS who specialise in the sound of doubt, detachment and muted aggression.

Only just back from touring the US, they’ll be in Liverpool on 28th April. “Songs are so brutal, that at times they feel like the equivalent of shimmering, psychedelic shotgun blasts to the head” – Artrocker.

Reserve your FREE ticket HERE

March 17, 2014 under News

Simone Felice announces London headline show

Simone Felice poster
Hitting the road this March comes beloved songwriter Simone Felice, in support of his brand new album Strangers. Set for release through Team Love Records in the UK on March 24th, his new full-length album is a ten song collection recorded in the Catskills with guest artists The Felice Brothers, Leah Siegel, and Wesley Schultz & Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers. Here is an effort that truly captures Simone’s rare gift as a poet, song-crafter and unique visionary.

Simone Felice is a founding member (lyricist, vocalist, drummer and guitarist) of internationally acclaimed, Catskill Mountain-based artists The Felice Brothers and The Duke & The King. He has toured and worked with the likes as The Band’s Levon Helm, Conor Oberst & Bright Eyes, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, Rick Rubin, The Avett Brothers, and Old Crow Medicine Show.

Strangers’ first single Molly-O! was greeted to much fanfare at the end of 2013, featuring as it does the additional vocal talents of Wesley Schultz & Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers. A haul of dates are confirmed including a performance at London’s Bush Hall. Get your tickets here.

March 16, 2014 under Gigs, News

George Ezra announces June dates

Pre sale A3George Ezra today announces a major UK tour for June 2014, starting with two shows in Bristol on 4 & 5 June and culminating in his biggest headline show to date at London’s Electric Ballroom on 18 June. Tickets are available for pre-sale via georgeezra.com from 5 March and on general sale from 7 March.

George Ezra – UK tour 2014 -
04 June Bristol, Exchange
05 June Bristol, Fiddlers
12 June Manchester, Academy 2
13 June Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
14 June Sheffield, Leadmill
16 June Birmingham, Glee Club
17 June Brighton, Concorde 2
18 June London, Electric Ballroom TICKETS

Ezra will release his stunning second set, the Cassy O’ EP, digitally on 16 March via Columbia Records with a 2×7-inch for Record Store Day. The EP is led by its magnificent title track, the video for which is online now.

Watch Cassy O’ via YouTube: http://smartURL.it/CassyOvid

March 4, 2014 under Gigs, News

Minor Alps to headline Shacklewell Arms

Minor Alps Shacklewell Arms April 2014
Communion presents Minor Alps. Over the last two decades, both Juliana Hatfield and Matthew Caws have carved out long-lasting – and strikingly independent – careers within a dependably fickle music business, Caws with his now 20-year-old New York City group Nada Surf, and Hatfield with the Boston-reared Blake Babies, the Juliana Hatfield Three, Some Girls, as well as a number of releases under her own name. They first worked together in 2008 when he added vocals to the song ‘Such a Beautiful Girl’ from her album How to Walk Away. She quickly returned the favor, singing on the Nada Surf b-side ‘I Wanna Take You Home’.

It was clear from these brief encounters that their voices and sensibilities are almost preternaturally harmonious – or, more accurately (as illustrated throughout their new album Get There, recorded under the name Minor Alps), it can be difficult at times to tell who’s singing, or to know where one’s ideas might end and the other’s begin. As Hatfield declares, “In certain ranges, the tones of our voices are so similar I can’t tell which is which. I haven’t experienced that with any other singer.” It’s as if they were always meant to perform together, and the pair has, luckily for us, finally realized it.

Minor Alps headline at the Shacklewell Arms on April 25th. Tickets available here.

February 28, 2014 under Gigs, News

Catfish and The Bottlemen announce London show in May

catb-dingwalls-may14Catfish And The Bottlemen will release new single Kathleen on April 14 2014, through Communion/Island Records. The track emerged as Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record In The World this week, and follows the band’s appearance in January on the bill of Radio 1’s Future Festival (alongside the likes of Sampha, Royal Blood, Circa Waves and Lizzo). The new release comes ahead of a string of UK live dates, including London Dingwalls on May 20 2014.

Kathleen is the fourth single release in under 12 months from a band who’ve gathered little dust during their debut year- Catfish broke out in summer of 2013 with a string of Radio 1 championed singles, which laterally drew press praise from the NME, Q Magazine, Timeout and The Independent.  A frenetic summer tour schedule saw the 4 English kids from North Wales perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at this year’s Reading & Leeds Festival (alongside the likes of Denai Moore, Thumpers and JAWS) amidst their UK tour itinerary, which also took in sold-out London shows at The Barfly, Sebright Arms and Borderline.

Tickets for the London Dingwall’s show go on sale Friday 28th February at 9am HERE

February 26, 2014 under Gigs, News

Nick Mulvey announces further London show

NM May 2014 TourNick Mulvey is pleased to announce details of two new live dates to coincide with the release of his debut album.

Nick, who heads out on a full UK tour in March, now plays London’s Village Underground on the 20th May, and Manchester’s Gorilla venue on the 19th May. The shows follow the release of Nick’s ‘First Mind’ album, out on the 12th May through Fiction Records.

Tickets for the new shows go on sale from Friday 28th February from HERE. Tickets are priced at £10 Manchester, £12 London.

Nick Mulvey Live:
3rd March – Glee Club, Birmingham SOLD OUT
4th March – The Harley, Sheffield SOLD OUT
5th March – Electric Circus, Edinburgh
8th March – Art Bar, Oxford SOLD OUT
9th March – Central Library, Liverpool
10th March – Arts Club, Norwich
11th March – The Scala, London SOLD OUT
19th May – Gorilla, Manchester NEW DATE
20th May – Village Underground, London NEW DATE

February 26, 2014 under News

Rae Morris announces headline show at Wilton’s Music Hall

Rae Morris WMH May 2014 v2

After her sold out show at The Lexington, Rae Morris now announces a headline show at Wilton’s Music Hall on 1st May 2014.
Her unique and grand confidence on the deeply emotional songs that form her forthcoming debut record are based on one particularly significant relationship. They’re about love and loss but don’t take the most obvious approach to those well-trodden subjects.

Her new single ‘Skin’ indicates the baroque nature of her sound with its haunted piano keys, sparse production and heart- rending vocals.
She is that very individual kind of British treasure, a rare creature, inspired by such atypical and prolific artists before her. Put it plainly, there is nobody else in the UK right now who sounds quite like Rae Morris.

February 25, 2014 under Gigs, News

Communion at SXSW

SXSW Showcase 2014

We’re very excited to announce that team Communion will be heading over to Austin Texas in March as part of SXSW. Below are the details of our two stages.

On Wednesday 12th March we’ll be at Blackheart with performances from Alex Vargas, Leah Mason, Ásgeir, Bad Suns, Syd Arthur and D.D Dumbo.

Then on Friday 14th March we’ll be at St David’s Church with Bear’s Den, Nick Mulvey, Hozier, Tennis, SAM SMITH and Vance Joy.

Exciting!

You can RSVP over at www.communionmusic.com/sxsw

 

February 24, 2014 under News

Josh Record announces headline show

JoshRecord_SCALA_Poster-WIthSupports2Armed with new single ‘For Your Love’ (Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record) Josh Record is to play his second Communion headline show at London’s Scala May 29th.

2014 has started at quite a pace for Josh Record with a support slot with London Grammar in January, selling out his biggest headline show to date at Wiltons in February and a tour with Sam Smith still to come.

Tickets are priced at £10 and go on sale 9am Wednesday 26th Feb HERE

Support at Scala comes from Fyfe and Alex Vargas.

February 21, 2014 under Gigs, News

James Bay to headline Dingwalls

James Bay Dingwalls May 2014 v2

Following a hugely successful run of support slots with Tom Odell, John Newman and Kodaline, James Bay is now set to play a headline show at London’s Dingwalls on May 13th.

Even though to date James has only released one acoustic EP, his debut, ‘The Dark of The Morning’ in July last year, he is fast building a loyal fan base both here and in the US. Testament to his incredible live act, James is currently on his first headline tour of the UK, selling out venues up and down the country including London’s Hoxton Bar and Kitchen.

Hailing from Hitchin, Hertfordshire, James has already received early radio support from BBC Introducing and XFM and has been tipped as One To Watch in 2014 by HMV. ‘The Dark of The Morning’ EP was released by Republic Records and firmly positions James as an extraordinary talent to watch out for.

Pre-sale tickets available on Thursday 20th Feb at 9am HERE.

Tickets go on sale Friday 21st Feb from www.communionmusic.co.uk/live priced at £8.50.

February 20, 2014 under Gigs, News
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