Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Honne - Gone Are the Days

12,000 plays in as little as one day says pretty much everything. From an exciting emergence to being one of the UK's hottest RnB songsmiths, Honne have steadily claimed their prized place on the throne over the last few months and with tracks of this quality it's really no wonder why. Take a listen to their latest smooth offering below as their warming synths and crooned vocals make for a perfect match. "Gone Are The Days was designed for those who can do better; encouraging someone" explains the band "to move on and find someone who will appreciate you".

Whilst originally planned as a Japanese only release their seven-track extended EP 'Gone Are The Days' will now be available worldwide featuring alternative edits, remixes and previously unheard material. You can Pre-Order a copy at the following links: iTunes, Vinyl.


Seafret - Wildfire

Coinciding with their headline slot at this month's Communion New Faces tour, Seafret return with their stunning new single Wildfire. Filled with the obliterating vocal talents of Jack Sedman and controlled guitar strums via Harry Draper, the track serves as another soaring effort for the pair as their emotively charged songwriting comes to life in wondrous ways. Take a listen below as the softly played number weaves through its highs and lows in pristine fashion, perfectly demonstrating the Bridlington pair's excelling skills. Wildfire will be released November 27th.

Wildfire is taken from the duo's debut album ‘Tell Me It’s Real’ released Janury 29th 2016 through Sweet Jane/Columbia Records. You can pre-order the record here:

2.Give Me Something (IG)
3.Wildfire (IG)
5.Oceans (IG)
7.Tells Me Its Real
8.Be There (IG)
9.Beauty On the Breeze
10.Atlantis (IG)
11.Skimming Stones
12.There’s A Light
13.To The Sea

Deluxe Version
14.Out of Nowhere
16.Oceans (BBC Live Lounge Version)

2016 Live dates
100 Club in London - Feburary 3
Bridlington Spa Theatre - February 8


Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Editors - Ocean Of Night (Official Video)

Following their triumphant return, Editors are back with a sophisticated glimpse in to their touring lives as they share the monochrome clip for Ocean Of Night, the latest single taken from their recent Top 5 UK album, 'In Dream'. Filmed at the band's sold out show at Dublin Olympia watch on as its rich aesthetic is brought to wondrous life through renowned visual director Rahi Rezvani. 'Ocean Of Night' will be released through Play It Again Sam on 11th December as a download. 'In Dream' is available now on Double Gatefold Vinyl, CD and download.


Stereophonics announce June 2016 Cardiff City Stadium show

Having a career span as wondrous as the Sterephonics leaves little ground on where to venture next. One thing's for certain though, a return to Cardiff's City Stadium marks a perfect icing on the cake feat for the band who's recent album 'Keep The Village Alive' reached number 1 in the UK. Following 2010's sold out performance this summer looks to be even hotter as they return for a second round with special guests the Vaccines and Band Of Skulls.

Not shy to a gig of this size having already mastered  massive shows at Wales' Millennium Stadium (2001, 2003), Morfa Stadium (1999) and Cardiff Castle (1998, 2009) the Welsh four-piece look to bring their whole back-catalogue to life as they look set to bring a stunning performance to the Capital on Sat June 04 2016. 

Tickets go on sale Thursday November 26th at 10am available form the following sites:   

In preperation Stereophonics embark on a sold out 13 date UK tour including two nights at the Cardiff Motorpoint Arena this Autumn.

Thu November 26 2015 - LIVERPOOL Liverpool Guild of Students
Fri November 27 2015 - NOTTINGHAM Rock City
Sat November 28 2015 - EDINBURGH Usher Hall
Wed December 02 2015 - BOURNEMOUTH BIC
Fri December 04 2015 - MANCHESTER Arena
Sat December 05 2015 - LEEDS first direct Arena
Sun December 06 2015 - NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE Metro Radio Arena
Wed December 09 2015 - GLASGOW SSE Hydro
Fri December 11 2015 - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena
Sat December 12 2015 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Sun December 13 2015 - CARDIFF Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Tue December 15 2015 - BRIGHTON Centre
Wed December 16 2015 - LONDON O2 Arena


Monday, 23 November 2015

Little Cub - Breathing Space

Sounding anything but small, London's latest emerging talent Little Cub put forward an excelling display of newfangled synth-pop as they share their scintillating debut single Breathing Space. Ablaze in warming synth pad textures and pulsating rhythms, the four-piece sure know a thing or two about crafting an infectious as hell melody, all effortlessly pieced together in to a glorious 4 minute pop song. With a debut this strong it'll be exciting to see where they go next. Take a listen for yourselves below.

Little Cub are: Alexander Gore, Duncan Tootill, Adrian Acolatse and Nathaniel Butler.

Live Dates
London - Safehouse, 2nd December


Video: Wolf Alice - Freazy

If there's one band that's had an immensely impressive year it's Wolf Alice. Re-wind 2 years previous and I was watching them in a small bar in Cardiff play to around 15 people. In such a short space of time they have sky-rocketed their way to success selling out tours across the land. With a critically acclaimed debut record under their belts, an album they received no less than a Mercury Prize nomination for, the London based group return with a psychedelic Alice in Wonderland inspired clip for their latest single Freazy. Unlike them it's probably best to avoid any glowing yellow plants in the woods, just to be on the safe side. Take a watch of the Youth Hymns directed video below.

Wolf Alice's debut album 'My Love is Cool' out now on Dirty Hit Records.

04 - Mandela Hall - Belfast, UK
05 - Olympia - Dublin, Ireland
07 - Keele Uni Students Union - Stoke-on-Trent, UK
10 - Academy - Manchester, UK
11 - UEA - Norwich, UK [Sold-Out]
13 - Academy - Oxford, UK [Sold-Out]
14 - Pyramids - Portsmouth, UK
16 - Barrowlands - Glasgow, UK
17 - Barbican - York, UK
19 - Academy - Leeds, UK
21 - Leas Cliff Halls - Folkestone, UK
22 - The Dome - Brighton, UK
23 - Rock City - Nottingham, UK
24 - Great Hall - Cardiff, UK
26 - The Forum - London, UK [Sold-Out]
27 - The Forum - London, UK [Sold-Out]
28 - The Forum - London, UK

Pop Up: An Indie Musicians Showcase in Las Vegas

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Before the weekend of June 24-26 in 2011, the music scene in Las Vegas was mainly associated with Wayne Newton and Frank Sinatra, show tunes and cabaret, maybe some blues, but the general consensus was that the genre variety was slim. However, the Electric Daisy Carnival marked the beginning of a new musical era, and people all over the world were realising that there was much more to Sin City than the casinos. As more festivals weaved their way to the middle of the Nevada desert, music had quickly become a motivational factor for travellers to visit Sin City. The notion of the house always winning had left people with a less-than-appealing image of casinos, worsened by the online portals currently dominating the gambling industry. To make matters worse for land-based casino managers, companies like Ladbrokes are making a shift in operations to increase their online presence, teaming up with the likes of Gala Casino, a leading online casino operator, to encourage betting on-the-go. But now that Vegas is a fledgling music capital, the city still manages to be one of the most popular entertainment hubs in the world.

Although the international sensations and famous headliners are enough to keep the fans coming, many locals felt that the city was left with musical voids after the downtown gem Insert Coin(s) made their last call in the summer. The EDM revolution had blinded visitors from the raw, local talent that graced the stage of the video game/vintage arcade bar, and to give everyone a well rounded sonic experience that Insert Coin(s) did so effortlessly, the bar’s former musical director Bree DeLano has launched a new event series known as “Pop-Up.” DeLano, also known as DJ88, described the downtown hotspot as a musical church that wasn’t afraid to take risks in their format, playing everything between Stevie Wonder to Diplo. She intends to bring the same energy and enthusiasm towards the old and new tracks, the world famous musicians and the undiscovered artists. Having curated talent for several establishments on and off the Strip, 88 has got an extensive list of large venues and intimate spaces and a huge network of acts to relive the glory days of Insert Coin(s).

The first in the sonic party series took place in one of her favorite haunts, Ghostbar in Palms Casino on Sunday, November 15. Named “The Soulsonic Edition,” she featured a variety of DJs and artists in genres such as soul, electronic soul, house, jazz and R&B. The lineup included Brittany Rose, Cameron Calloway, CoCo Jenkins and Rico DeLargo, along with DJs to keep the party flowing. Where will the next party be and who will DeLano showcase? The element of surprise is the beauty of Pop-Up.

Thursday, 19 November 2015

Ten Fé - In The Air

Following on from Make Me Better released earlier this summer, London's Ten Fé return with a second offering from their much anticipated debut album, due next year. Having tentatively demonstrated their anthemic qualities in previous works, here they let full throttle with a resounding slice of indie perfection as its driving percussion and boundless guitars take a hold. It's been a long time coming but it looks like Ten Fé are striding in to their supremacy. Take a listen below for yourselves.