Wednesday, 29 June 2022

Jamie T announces details of a major UK tour

credit: Reuben Bastienne-Lewis

Following a triumphant Glastonbury performance over the weekend headlining the John Peel tent, Jamie T has this week announced details of a major UK tour. The 9-date nationwide tour runs throughout November and includes a performance at London’s historic Alexandra Palace on November 18th. The tour will follow Jamie T's much anticipated new album ‘The Theory of Whatever’, which is set for release on July 29th via Polydor Records. Tickets will go on general sale at 9am on Friday July 8th but fans who pre-order (or have pre-ordered) Jamie T’s new album from his store will be given access to pre-sale at 9am on Wednesday 6th July.

The dates are: 
10th November  Newcastle         O2 City Hall 
11th November  Birmingham        O2 Academy                      
12th November  Leeds             O2 Academy 
14th November  Glasgow           O2 Academy     
15th November  Sheffield         O2 Academy 
17th November  Manchester        O2 Victoria Warehouse 
18th November  London            Alexandra Palace 
21st November  Cardiff           University Great Hall      
22nd November  Portsmouth        Guildhall


Ray Laurél - Coconut Perfume

Ahead of his forthcoming ‘Manic Pixie Dream Boy’ EP, set for release July 15th, today sees London newcomer Ray Laurél make his very welcomed return unveiling the release's latest single Coconut Perfume. Filled with soulful intricate layers and groovy melodies, his latest effort serves to be another sublime demonstration of musicianship as he leads the way in forward thinking pop. On the track, Ray explains: “I romanticize my life on a daily basis, it's fun but pretty tiring haha, with this song I'm simply romanticizing a 'perfect date'. drinking wine listening to Stevie Wonder under the sun, surrounded by nature. I remember having a crush on this girl who always wore coconut perfume in back high school, it just reminds me of summer.” Take a listen for yourselves below.


Oscar Lang & Wallice - I've Never Been To LA

Returning with his first taste of new music since the release of his acclaimed debut album Chew The Scenery last summer, Oscar Lang has this week unveiled the slick new effort I've Never Been To LA. Speaking about the new single, Oscar says: “‘I’ve Never Been To L.A.’ is an anthem for all those people that have only ever seen sunny Los Angeles through the eyes of Hollywood. An imaginary world where you get to hold your hands in the air while cruising down the freeway soaking up American hyper-consumerism. Being an L.A. native and me being a huge fan of hers I thought it was only right to ask Wallice to hop on the track and come at it from the American perspective.” Take a listen/watch for yourselves below. 


Sunday, 19 June 2022

49th & Main - Human Condition (Official Video)

Taken from their forthcoming debut EP 'Must Be Nice', set for release 22nd July via Counter Records, duo 49th & Main recently shared their insatiably catchy new single Human Condition. With infectious synth lines, soaring pop choruses and driving electronic beats comes a unique sound that sees them traverse genres delivering their vibrant brand of audio excellence. Speaking about 'Human Condition', 49th & Main said: "This is simply a song about being human. To be human is to make mistakes, to feel emotion and to seek connections. We tried to capture that in a song. We probably did a bad job but hey after all we are human." Take a listen for yourselves below. 


Trader - Medieval

Taken from their album "Their Best Work So Far" out October 14, 2022 via Part Time Records, Danish outfit Trader recently shared their latest single Medieval. With punchy percussion and hazy guitars comes another stellar effort from the four-piece as they lead us in to their upcoming album. "’Medieval’is about the way you compare your own life to others and weighing them against each other to see who’s living the best life" the band explain. "It’s not something you do consciously, but as you’re constantly presented with other people's personal successes it’s hard not to do so. You are blinded by it and you forget what’s really important and meaningful and instead you focus on achieving something greater or equal to what you see from others." Take a listen for yourselves below. 


Thursday, 16 June 2022

emie nathan - static

Continuing to build on her previous single's successes, newcomer emie nathan has shared her stunning new self-reflective effort, static. Channelling huge pop sensibilities comes another hook driven pop masterpiece with towering melodies and infectious choruses. Speaking about the track, Emie said “For me, static takes back ownership and power over the period where I wasn’t myself. I was finally able to write something that felt right using the words I wish I had at the time. It depicts a moment when I was 18 in my first semester of college and figuring things out. It talks about the aftermath of a seemingly innocent decision that led to a pretty scary situation. I was too trusting of someone I’d shared a lot with, but who didn’t take care of me in a very vulnerable situation - and then let me down in a big way. Looking back on that night now seven years later I’m not scared or anxious anymore, but I am changed for it.” Take a listen for yourselves below.

Live dates June 2022 
25th - Malahide Castle, Dublin, RoI * supporting Lewis Capaldi * 
26th - Ormeau Park, Belfast, UK  * supporting Lewis Capaldi * 
28th - Castlefield Bowl, Manchester, UK * supporting Lewis Capaldi * 
30th - Barn On The Farm Festival, Gloucester, UK


Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Harvey Jay Dodgson - Oxygen

Photo credit: @willhutchfilms

Taken from his EP of the same name, Portsmouth based singer-songwriter Harvey Jay Dodgson has this week shared the official video to title track Oxygen. Directed by Tom Knibbs and filmed around his hometown of Portsmouth and Hayling Island, the music video showcases the dichotomy between fire and water. "My vision with 'Oxygen' was to create a story. Initially starting with a calmer atmosphere and building up to a crescendo when the song does, the juxtaposing scenes filmed by the water and in the fire both represent a lack of oxygen. I wanted it to be extreme," Harvey explains on the project. Take a watch for yourselves below. 


Monday, 6 June 2022

The Haunted Youth - 'Broken'

Photo: Charlie De Keersmaecker

Following on from the recent single Shadows, The Haunted Youth make an exceptional return with the scintillating new effort Broken. Essentially written about loss the track takes on a commandeering approach with driving guitars, swirling synths and confronting lyrics. Explaining the track in more detail Joachim Liebens goes on to explain, “The song is about feeling lost or helpless after being betrayed in a friendship or relationship you thought would last forever”. Take a listen for yourselves below.