Harry Mundy announces EP launch show

Harry Mundy Sebright Arms October 2014After recording his debut album in Nashville with members of Ryan Adams’ band, The Cardinals, Harry Mundy is set to release his new EP, Back To The Country, with a special show at The Sebright Arms on the 15th October.

The Alt.Country singer/songwriter recorded with his band and acclaimed producer Iestyn Polson to capture a raw and honest record built out of classic songwriting and great musicianship. The result is a pedal steel infused, organ grinding, gritty Country record that also retains Harry’s roots in Folk and Americana music.

Harry Mundy will headline The Sebright Arms on 15th October, tickets here

July 25, 2014 under Gigs, News

Nick Hakim to headline The Islington

image001Nick Hakim has recently released his debut EP ‘Where Will We Go Pt1′ which divulges five tracks of modern soul from this young Brooklyn-based musician.

“Nick Hakim’s sweet soul plays like hymns from the stuff of nightmares” – The FADER

Born to Chilean and Peruvian parents and raised in Washington, D.C. Nick grew up in a household overflowing with a diverse taste in worldly sounds which ranged from hip-hop to go-go via soul and folk, Nick became a self-proclaimed musicphile. An early admiration for Marvin Gaye and Harry Nilsson can be deduced from the atmospherics of the songs on the EP, his introductory recordings.

Nick Hakim: “I was caught in a hazy gloom, alone in my room, filled up with booze while writing this music. I would write very early in the morning after nights of no sleep. Dunkin Donuts coffee was my friend. I would set up a mic, record, and later make sense of whatever came out.”

It’s intoxicating stuff, and this EP introduces Nick Hakim and his pitch-perfect grain and expression somewhere distinctly left of centre.

Tickets for his headline show are on sale now here

July 23, 2014 under Gigs, News

James Bay announces London show

James Bay St Stephens September 2014Following the release of his ‘Let It Go’ EP and a sold out show at Dingwalls, James Bay announces his next London headline show at St Stephens Church in Shepherds Bush.

Tickets on sale Thursday 17th at 9am HERE

July 16, 2014 under Gigs, News

George Ezra announce UK Tour including London

GE_A3_LDN[1]2George Ezra today celebrates a top 3 chart debut for his album Wanted On Voyage by announcing a full UK tour for October. The dates follow sold out tours in February and June, including a recent show at London’s Electric Ballroom that sold out in a week. See below for the full list of upcoming UK tour dates, with new shows in bold. Tickets for the October shows go on sale at 9am on Friday 11 July, see georgeezra.com for details:

George Ezra – UK shows

12 July – Balado – T in the Park

20 July – Southwold – Latitude Festival

10 August – Newquay – Boardmasters

16 August – Chelmsford – V Festival

17 August – Stafford – V Festival

16 October – Leeds Met University

17 October – Newcastle University

18 October – Queen Margaret Union

20 October – Manchester Ritz

21 October – O2 Academy, Bristol

22 October – Pyramids Centre, Portsmouth

24 October – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London BUY

25 October – The Institute, Birmingham

26 October – Cardiff University Solus

 Last weekend, a year after his debut festival performance on Glastonbury’s BBC Introducing Stage, Ezra returned to headline the same tent to a capacity crowd, before a set on the John Peel Stage the following day which, according to festival organisers, brought in the most people for an afternoon gig on that stage ever. His debut album Wanted On Voyage was released the following day. Recorded late last year in Clapham with producer Cam Blackwood, Ezra plays guitar, bass and keyboards on the album. The record’s lead single Budapest is currently in the top 10 in 10 European countries and spending its third week in the UK top 5.

July 7, 2014 under Gigs, News

Syd Arthur announce October London show

Syd Arthur Dingwalls October 2014Free and edgy, operatic and immediate, Sound Mirror sees Syd Arthur lighting out for the territory, reconfiguring contemporary psychedelia with a harmonic interplay of deeply felt songcraft, collectivist performance, and limitless invention.

Their second full-length outing, the album sees traditional borderlines obliterated as elements of free jazz improvisation, floor-filling funk, and bucolic folk fuse with the band’s most concentrated and emotionally direct songwriting thus far. From the tantalizing “Garden of Time” to the prophetic “Sinkhole,” Sound Mirror expands and refines Syd Arthur’s already uncommon sonic multiverse into a brave new space where focus and concision is as essential as freewheeling abstraction and genre-shattering creativity.

MOJO called them “Canterbury’s dazzling new sons.”

www.sydarthur.co.uk

July 2, 2014 under Gigs, News

Vance Joy announces second London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire Show

Vance Joy SBE October 2014 SO1Following his first sold out show at O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London on 2nd October, we’ve added a second date on 3rd October.

Vance Joy recently received the Apra Song Of The Year award for his catchy break through hit ‘Riptide’.

Tickets go onsale tomorrow Thursday 3rd July HERE

July 2, 2014 under Gigs, News

The Barr Brothers announce secret location gig

The Barr Brothers_Sleeping_Operator_Photo_John Londono_high_resFollowing details of their forthcoming album  ‘Sleeping Operator’ due for release on October 6th. The Barr Brothers have announced a competition where you can win entry to a special performance at a secret North London location on the evening of 16th July 2014.

To be in with a chance to win entry to this special evening where the band will be previewing songs from their new album ‘Sleeping Operator’ , just click through the link  HERE and fill in your details.

Winners get 2 tickets, signed poster + download of ‘Even The Darkness Has Arms’, from the new album. Competition closes 9th July at midnight. All successful entrants will be notified via email.

June 26, 2014 under News

Fyfe to headline The Social


FyfeFyfe‘s forthcoming single ‘For You’ sees release on July 21 and has already been Zane Lowe’s Next Hype on Radio 1 and gone top 3 on Hype Machine. He has also signed with Believe Recordings, and is currently putting the finishing touches to his self-produced debut album. This follows a breakout year for 24-year-old Paul Dixon, with tracks like ‘Solace’ and ‘Conversations’ picking up over one million plays on Soundcloud, a hat trick of Top 10s on Hype Machine, and additional support across Radio 1, 6Music and XFM. Having supported the likes of London Grammar, Foxes and Cloud Control, Fyfe will headline The Social on July 21.

‘For You’ is a thrilling step-up in the musical evolution of Fyfe. A prodigal young talent, his childhood was spent learning the violin, piano, trumpet and playing in youth orchestras. Having gotten his hands on his brother’s Logic set-up, Dixon shifted from classical compositions to writing his own songs under the alias of David’s Lyre whilst studying Economics at University.

  “Paul Dixon might be a name familiar to some…but none [are] finer than this new project, Fyfe” NME 

“Grandiose…erupts into a warm, forceful patter and swelling horns like the onset of a tropical rainstorm” Pitchfork

“Fyfe is rapidly blossoming into something quite special…off-kilter pop music with a bittersweet heart” Clash

“Tugs at the heartstrings before becoming more rhythmic and symphonic…[Fyfe] is still proving hard to categorise”  Guardian

“All of a sudden, London has become a hotbed for additive, glitchy R&B…our favourite purveyor happens to be Fyfe” Nylon

www.thisisfyfe.com

Tickets on sale Friday 19th June at 9am HERE

June 19, 2014 under Gigs, News

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