Chet Faker announces London date at The Coronet

Chet Faker Coronet November 2014Following the success of debut album Built On Glass, Australia’s Chet Faker releases 1998, on 28th July through Future Classic and Opulent.

Built on Glass, which came out early 2014 melds Faker’s luxurious RnB vocals with analogue instruments and sounds of early dance music. Last single Talk is Cheap enjoyed extensive media support including BBC Radio 1 and BBC 6Music plays, plus the video has had over 2.5million views on YouTube. New single 1998 pulsates with soul-fused vocals coupled with the sounds of early house records – bringing to the table substance with style, rather than style aching to be considered substance. Check out the video for 1998, which nods to the role Keith Haring played in early house graphics and features a morphing Chet Faker moving through the passage of a relationship. http://youtu.be/EIQQnoeepgU

Chet has had a dream run since the release of his Gold-selling EP Thinking in Textures; sell-out shows across Australia, the US, UK which included London’s KOKO and a series of heralded collaborations with Say Lou LouKilo Kish and Flume. He has also been nominated for two Rolling Stone Awards for Best New Talent and Best Independent Release, winning Best Independent Release. His Flume collab, single ‘Drop the Game’ and Lockjaw EP, was certified Gold within weeks of its release and polled at #5 in the 2013 Hottest 100.

Faker will be performing at countless EU / UK festivals this summer before headlining a tour in November.

DATES

11th July – Bilbao – BBK Live

12th July – Lisbon – Optimus Alive Festival

13th July – Montreux – Montreux Jazz Festival

17th July – Dour – Dour Festival

18th July – Berlin – Melt! Festival

19th July – Ostrava – Colours of Ostrava

20th July – Salacgriva – Positivus Festival

8th August – Haldern – Haldern Pop

10th August – Oxfordshire – Wilderness

14th August – St. Polten – Frequency Festival

16th August – Biddinghuizen – Lowlands

17th August – Hamburg – Dockville

19th August – Frankfurt – Zoom

20th August – Kassel – Kulturzelt Kassel

21st August – Katowice – Nowa Muzyka Opening in Cathedral

10th November – Berlin – Astra

11th November – Brussels – Botanique/Orangerie

12th November – Amsterdam – Paradiso

15th November – Strasbourg – La Laiterie

16th November – Lille – Le Grand Mix

18th Novembet – Dublin – Academy

20th November – London – The Coronet TICKETS

21st November – Manchester – The Ritz

22nd November – Glasgow – Art School

www.chetfaker.com

June 11, 2014 under Gigs, News

Kimberly Anne to headline St Pancras Old Church

Kimberly Anne St Pancras July 2014South London bred Kimberly Anne has that enviable social quality, the ‘gift of the gab’. She has a story for everything, an anecdote for everything else, and the ability to make a late entry on your Christmas card list after a mere ten minute introductory chat. It’s infectious.

Musically, she grew up fascinated by the story-telling qualities of Billie Holiday and Tracy Chapman, and indeed the narrative rapping of Lauryn Hill. She started out performing at the local South London poetry nights, but a tender word from an encouraging booker broke the news to Kimberly that performing with a keyboard is, really, more musician than poet, forcing her to admit she had quite accidentally become a songwriter.

Following a series of UK shows with HAIM, Jake Bugg, John Newman, Lewis Watson, Bipolar Sunshine and Hudson Taylor, Kimberly Anne’s is a name that is beginning to stick. Time spent with this EP, and a night in the company of her compelling live performance, and that name will have truly stuck.

After a sold out show at The Social back in March celebrating the release of her EP “Hard As Hello’ Kimberly now headlines St Pancras Old Church.

Tickets on sale now HERE

June 9, 2014 under Gigs, News

Electric Monkey 5th July

EM_MayLaunch_Flyer_003Communion, Propaganda and XFM announce second ‘Electric Monkey’ club night

At the end of last month the live arm of Communion teamed up with Propaganda, the UK’s biggest indie club night and XFM Radio to bring you a brand new night in Brixton which featured special guest DJs The Horrors and Bombay Bicycle Club.

Now Electric Monkey announces its second night, taking place on 5th July at Electric Brixton with DJ sets from The Libertines’ Gary Powell straight after their headline Hyde Park show and Gus Unger-Hamilton from Alt-J. They will be joined by resident Propaganda, Communion and XFM DJs.

For more information and to buy tickets, priced at £8 head to http://electricbrixton.uk.com/ , www.thepropaganda.com and www.communionmusic.co.uk/live

June 6, 2014 under Gigs, News

Dan Croll announces UK tour including London KOKO date

Dan Croll Koko October 2014Dan Croll is a fabulous new solo artist with enough facets for a whole band. He’s the electro boy with links to the folk scene (Communion Records discovered him and included one of his tracks on their New Faces compilation), a multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting prowess has impressed everyone from former Beatles to legends in the world of fashion and design. He started 2012 with one of his demos (Marion) as a Q Essential Download and another (Home) picked up by Steve Lamacq on 6 Music and ended it with his debut single From Nowhere being hammered by Radio 1.

Half troubadour, half techno whiz, Dan is a latterday Beck, and the missing link between Jake Bugg and Joe Mount. No wonder he’s becoming the prime mover of the city’s first movement of note since the heady days of The Coral and The Zutons, one that also includes the critically lauded Stealing Sheep, Outfit, Kankouran, Jethro Fox, The Staves, Eye Emma Jedi, Mikhael Paskalev, Vasco Da Gama, Ninetails, Neon Lights and many others, bands and singers with ambitions to break out nationally.

Having recently inked a global deal with Universal Music, who are releasing him through Capitol Records in the US and Deram Records in the UK, Dan Croll’s music has already found its way onto The Grand Theft Auto 5 and FIFA 2014 soundtracks, has featured on a Dreamworks animated advert and taken over the internet, airwaves and venues around the world. You don’t have to wonder to know that 2014 could be Dan Croll’s year.

www.dancroll.com

Tickets on sale Friday 6th June at 9am HERE

June 5, 2014 under Gigs, News

Honeyblood announce London date

Honeyblood Sebright Arms September 2014Glasgow duo Honeyblood have today announced a UK tour including a headline date at Sebright Arms on 23rd September.

Fresh from touring with the likes of Real Estate, Courtney Barnett and Angel Olsen, Honeyblood’s self-titled debut album is due for release 14th July via FatCat. Recorded with legendary producer Peter Katis’ (The National, Interpol) in ten days last November, ‘Honeyblood’ is an accomplished and delightfully fierce record.

Honeyblood are Shona McVicar on drums and Stina Tweeddale vocals / guitar. Despite their fledgling status and minimal setup, Honeyblood’s songs are fully formed and perfectly assured. With nothing extraneous, their music is driven through tightly-bound instrumentals and laced with the sheer strength and beauty of Stina’s voice.

From the urgent guitar and dive-bomb drums of opener ‘Fall Forever’, the album twists through the gutsy punk of ‘Killer Bangs’, to reveal perfect anthems like ‘Super Rat’. It has alt-pop gems in the likes of ‘Biro’ and ‘No Spare Key’ but also some more country/folk-infuenced moments like, ‘(I’d Rather Be) Anywhere But Here’ and ‘Bud’. Honeyblood pulls in elements of lo-fi punk-rock and unfettered indie-pop and reveals a deep-seated passion for more classic rootsy song-craft.

Honeyblood quickly ingrained themselves into the bustling Glaswegian scene, fast becoming one of its most talked-about names and going on to support everyone from Palma Violets to Sleigh Bells. But with their full-length debut ready to go, 2014 looks certain to be the year with Honeyblood’s name written all over it.

https://www.facebook.com/honeybloodeatitup

Tickets on-sale 10am Friday 6th June HERE

June 4, 2014 under Gigs, News

Lowlakes free show

Lowlakes OBL September 2014Australian band Lowlakes will play a free entry (via e-ticket) at The Old Blue Last on 24th September.

Intimate, haunting, and swirling with atmospherics, Lowlakes’ music has a sense of the cinematic. Their marriage of shoegaze, alternative and dream-pop is dark with imagery of midnight, wintry landscapes- punctuated by bone-chilling waves of frontman Tom Snowdon’s voice.

Originally hailing from Alice Springs in the central Australian desert, childhood friends Snowdon, Bill Guerin and Jack Talbot formed Lowlakes with Brent Monaghan in 2011 after relocating to Melbourne.

Lowlakes made waves with the release of their 2012 eponymous EP, performing at the prestigious CMJ Music Festival in New York in October 2012, and tours of Europe in May and October 2013.

Lowlakes’ debut album was released in February 2014. They are currently touring in support of it.

Claim your free e-ticket HERE

June 3, 2014 under Gigs, News

Bushstock Festival Schedule and SONY sponsor announced

Bushstock Festival 2014 v8 WEB SCHEDULEWe’re very excited to share our schedule for this year’s Bushstock Festival, taking place in four venues across Shepherds Bush on Saturday 14th June.

Wristband exchange will be located at St Stephens Church on Coverdale Road and you’ll be able to swap your ticket for a wristband from 12pm on the Saturday.

We’re also pleased to announce a partnership with sponsor SONY Pro Europe, who will be bringing their wireless range to Sindercombe Social. Here’s what Sony had to say. “Sony are proud to be announced as a partner for Bushstock. Communion have an ear for hearing talent early and we wanted to help them raise the clarity of their live performers with the Sony DWX digital wireless range. The Sindercombe social stage will be powered by Sony DWX wireless microphones and transmitters producing superb digital audio, allowing the artists to concentrate on the music in what will be an intimate & magical atmosphere.”

Limited tickets available at www.bushstock.co.uk

June 3, 2014 under News

Jack Garratt ‘Remanants’ EP Launch

Jack Garratt Waiting Room July 2014He’s had high praise from blogs and music critics after posting up track ‘I Couldn’t Want You Anyway’ on Soundcloud which has received of 100,000 plays.
Now Jack Garratt will headline The Waiting Room on 16th July for his ‘Remnants’ EP launch. You can also buy a bundle of the ticket and EP on digital and vinyl format.

“How to seduce in 4 minutes, 34 seconds” – This Is Fake DIY

“Talented and beardy” i-D

“magic” Shortlist

https://www.facebook.com/jackgarrattmusic

June 2, 2014 under Gigs, News

Farewell J.R headline show

FJR Servants MOCK-updatedCommunion Presents Farewell J.R at Servant Jazz Quarters on Wednesday 24th June.

To create music that is openly honest, delicate and overwhelming in one fell swoop is not something of an easy task, but in just little over eighteen captivating minutes this is exactly what Cambridge’s Farewell J.R. illustrates in the form new EP, and Still; the first material to surface since the release of 2013′s debut EP, ‘Health’.

During ‘and Still..’ Farewell J.R. perfectly cultivates the haunting darkness that can resound behind a moment of serenity. Recalling Daughter or the luscious, ambient textures of Julianna Barwick or Jónsi & Alex, the EP’s four tracks pristinely evoke the internal struggle so often hidden behind a public front.

*free download of track ‘Donor’ with every ticket purchased from Communion*

BUY HERE

www.farewelljr.com

 

 

 

May 29, 2014 under Gigs, News, Uncategorized

Phoria announce London show

Phoria St Pancras Church June 2014In 2013, Brighton band Phoria celebrated the success of their EP, ‘Bloodworks’. ‘Red’, the lead single from the EP, earned international praise when it was first released, racing to No.2 in the Hype Machine and delivering 100,000 plays on the band’s Soundcloud in just under four weeks.

This exciting release set the blogosphere alight and received glowing reviews from This Is Fake DIY, Earmilk, Noisey and Vice, amongst others. With radio support from BBC Radio Sussex, Amazing Radio, and XFM and features in Record Of the Day and labelled as ‘Ones to Watch’ by Clash Magazine, and hotly tipped by ‘ ‘Gigwise’  for those who should be huge in 2014… Phoria are creating a bit of a stir.

‘Red’ was followed by the release of ‘Bloodworks’ their 5 track EP which earned glowing reviews. Released at the end of April this has now topped 160k plays on Soundcloud. The EP was closely followed by the Phoria-produced video for ‘Red’ which made an impact with its ‘edgy as hell’ art direction.

Since the release the band have had their music featured in two European movies set for a 2013 European release, had ‘Once Again’ featured in prime time Canadian TV Series ‘Saving Hope’, given press and radio interviews and provided featured mixes and recommendations to the music press (including ID magazine, Soundclash, This Is Fake DIY and Indieshuffle).

With their follow up EP ready for release in Spring 2014 to be supported by a live performances throughout the year. Phoria are excited about bringing their music to a wider international audience in the months ahead.

They will headline St Pancras Old Church on Monday 16th June. Tickets on sale HERE

May 21, 2014 under Gigs, News