The live performance video of “Put Your Money On Me” from UK rockers The Struts, recently premiered via Billboard who says, “the quartet…does not skimp on the sonic bombast.” The song is taken from the band’s debut album Everybody Wants, out now.
Everybody Wants continues to receive widespread critical acclaim – Rolling Stone recently featured the band as an “Artist to Watch” hailing, “The Struts are a proudly retro crew with a frontman who won’t be denied arena-size glory,” while Interview Magazine praises the music as “some of the truest glam-rock known to the 21st century.”
Furthermore, The Struts will continue to tour in support of the album throughout the summer, including festivals such as Shaky Knees, Hangout, Bottlerock and Lollapalooza.
“Raging” is the latest revelation from the many anticipated tracks off of his upcoming debut album, entitled Cloud Nine, which is set for release on May 13, 2016 via Ultra Records/RCA Records.
“Raging” (feat. Kodaline) is the sixth track from the album available as instant grat upon pre-order, along with the recently unveiled “Fragile (feat. Labrinth)” as well as previously released tracks “Firestone (feat. Conrad Sewell)”, “Stole The Show (feat. Parson James)”, “Nothing Left (feat. Will Heard)”, and “Stay (feat. Maty Noyes)”. Cloud Nine is available for pre-order now at all digital retail providers.
Biffy Clyro follow 2013’s critically acclaimed U.K. #1 double-album Opposites with their seventh studio album Ellipsis which will be released on July 8, 2016 on Warner Bros. Records / 14th Floor Recordings.
Pre-orders for the album are now open with the first single “Wolves of Winter” now streaming and available as an instant grat track.
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As is tradition, writing sessions for the album saw Biffy Clyro -Simon Neil (vocals/guitar) and the Johnston brothers James (bass) and Ben (drums) working in the intimate environment of their practice room. They then headed to Los Angeles for recording sessions with producer Rich Coste (Muse, My Chemical Romance, Sigur Ros).
Citing influences as diverse as Tears For Fears’ Songs From The Big Chair album, DJ Arca and Deafheaven, Simon Neil has described Ellipsis as “more of a punch to the nose than a big cuddle.” Lyrically, the album’s songs tackle personal issues with the idea of “fighting back” a recurring theme.
Such themes are also apparent in the album’s visceral first single “Wolves of Winter” which captures Biffy Clyro’s famous blend of angular riffs, pummelling rhythms and strident hooks. Says Neil: “‘Wolves of Winter’ is about us being wolves on a patch and if you come onto that patch, we’ll tear you limb-from-limb.”
An Ellipsis (most commonly depicted as …) indicates a continuation: in this case, Biffy Clyro’s new body of work is an ongoing representation of everything that the band have stood for since first debuting in 2002 with the Blackened Sky album.
Ellipsis will be available digitally and on CD and vinyl editions.
Opposites saw Biffy Clyro flourish with their first U.K. #1 album and another U.K. Top 10 single with “Black Chandelier”. The band’s live shows soared to new heights with highlights including debut festival headline sets at Reading, Leeds, Radio 1’s Big Weekend, Isle of Wight and T in the Park; a triumphant sold-out UK arena tour; and extensive touring across six continents.
The Wild Feathers have announced a homecoming headline show at the prestigious Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN, on June 25th 2016. Tickets go on sale March 25, 2016, at noon at the Ryman box office (ryman.com) and all Ticketmaster locations. Very Special Guests, Jamestown Revival, will open the show.
As promised The Wild Feathers are also launching new merch through their official store. There’s an entire line of new T-shirts, hoodies, trucker hats, posters, buttons, and more. On March 10th, The Wild Feathers performed a special, invite-only show at Mack Sennett Studios in Los Angeles. The entire show was streamed live via Yahoo Music.
The Wild Feathers’ new album, LONELY IS A LIFETIME, is out now and available digitally and on CD and limited-edition colored vinyl. Don’t miss The Wild Feathers on tour now. Check out their website for the latest tour dates!
The Wild Feathers:
Ricky Young – guitars, vocals
Taylor Burns – guitars, vocals
Joel King – bass, vocals
Ben Dumas – drums
On October 30, 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment with Capitol Records will release the Katy Perry concert film “The Prismatic World Tour Live”on DVD, Blu-ray and digital download.
In this no-holds-barred full-length live spectacular, Katy performs the global smash hits “Roar,” “Firework,” “I Kissed A Girl,” “Dark Horse,” “California Gurls” and “Hot N Cold” along with other Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles and fan favorites. Directed for the stage by Baz Halpin in collaboration with Katy, the concert film is a visually stunning production that is a reflection of her fun-loving personality and artistic vision, complete with eye-popping theatrics, daring acrobatics, exotic costumes and much more.
“The Prismatic World Tour Live,” directed by Russell Thomas of Done + Dusted, captures the excitement of the live Katy Perry extravaganza that Rolling Stone hailed as “a show to damage retinas and blow minds…never less than uproariously entertaining.” Presented in seven thematic acts, it is enhanced by flawless production and innovative staging, which spanned the entire length of the arena floor. All physical formats of “The Prismatic World Tour Live” will also include 30 minutes of exclusive extras.
This concert film was shot in Sydney during Katy’s record-breaking December 2014 visit to Australia. The Prismatic World Tour began in May 2014 and will conclude in October 2015. After a total of 151 shows over 6 legs on 5 continents, Katy will have played to 2 million people with this audiovisual spectacular.
Katy made her Capitol Records debut with 2008’s One of the Boys and cemented her status as a global superstar with the follow-up album, Teenage Dream, which was released in August 2010. Five years later, Teenage Dream is still on the Billboard 200. She is the only female artist to have five No. 1 singles from one album on the Billboard Hot 100.
PRISM, her current album, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, hit No. 1 on iTunes in more than 100 countries and has surpassed 10 million in total adjusted album sales worldwide. Total single sales from PRISM exceed 30 million and total digital track equivalents surpass 60 million. The official videos for “Roar” and “Dark Horse” each have more than 1 billion views and total audio and video streams exceed 4 billion.
Throughout her record-breaking career, Katy has sold nearly 30 million albums and 120 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling artists of all time. She was the first artist with more than 75 million certifications in the RIAA’s Gold & Platinum Digital Program. Katy is the most followed person on Twitter (75M people, a Guinness® World Record), with a combined social media reach approaching 200 million followers. Her headline performance at the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show was seen by more than 225 million viewers.
“The Prismatic World Tour Live” – Tracklisting (All Formats)
Part of Me
This Moment / Love Me
I Kissed a Girl
Hot N Cold
By the Grace of God
The One That Got Away / Thinking of You
Walking on Air
It Takes Two
This Is How We Do / Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)
Squeeze, South London’s enduring purveyors of pure pop magic, will release a new album entitled ‘Cradle To The Grave’, on Friday 2nd October 2015 on the Virgin EMI label.‘Cradle To The Grave’ is the band’s 14th studio album and features the first collection of new songs from Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook since 1998.
Songs from the album will feature in Danny Baker’s forthcoming sitcom ‘Cradle To Grave’ starring Peter Kay to be shown on national TV this Autumn.
A single, ‘Happy Days’, is available now when you preorder the album. ‘Cradle To The Grave’ can be preordered from: http://po.st/CTTGstd (standard) & http://po.st/CTTGdlx (deluxe).
Squeeze – Happy Days video:
Produced by Glenn Tilbrook and Laurie Latham, ‘Cradle To The Grave’ was recorded at 45 RPM Studios in Charlton. The band features Glenn Tilbrook on vocals and lead guitars, Chris Difford on vocals and acoustic guitar, Simon Hanson on drums, Stephen Large on keyboards and Lucy Shaw and John Bentley share bass duties. Guest musicians include Melvin Duffy on pedal steel, Dennis Greaves on guitar and Mark Feltham on harmonica. The album will be available as a twelve song CD, digital download and on 12” double vinyl, including four exclusive cover versions of songs by Lou Reed, Tom Waits, Tom T. Hall and Ray Davies. A special ‘Collector’s Edition’ CD (including a numbered insert) will be released five weeks earlier on August 28th, 2015 and is available from: www.squeezeofficial.com
The track listing for ‘Cradle To The Grave’ is:
1. Cradle To The Grave
3. Beautiful Game
4. Happy Days
6. Only 15
7. Top Of The Form
12. Snap, Crackle And Pop
Vinyl 2 x LP
1. Cradle To The Grave
3. Beautiful Game
4. Happy Days
2. Only 15
3. Top Of The Form
4. Snap, Crackle and Pop
1. Hanging Around
2. Harper Valley PTA
3. Strange Effect
4. I Don’t Wanna Grow Up
Songs from ‘Cradle To The Grave’ will feature in the forthcoming TV comedy ‘Cradle To Grave’, based on the life of writer and broadcaster Danny Baker. The series, set on a council estate in the 70s, stars comedian Peter Kay as Danny’s father. NME writer turned TV presenter and DJ, Danny was brought up in Deptford, the old stomping ground of the band, and Squeeze were asked to become involved at an early stage.
Glenn recalls: “When I read the book, I got in contact with Danny and said that I thought we could do something together with his book. Danny was already talking with (co-writer) Jeff Pope about a TV series and the mood and sentiment of Cradle were completely in sync. Danny and Jeff both loved it and everything else followed on from there.”
When the team behind the show heard the song ‘Cradle To The Grave’, they were so impressed that it was used as the inspiration for the name of the show.
“The scripts were inspiring; hugely funny. It tapped into a period that lyrically I was very familiar with, as I grew up in the same neighbourhood as Danny,” says Chris. “We have been on location to see how it is going. It gave us a spring in our step to see the quality of filming and the direction and the attention to detail. It was very heartening and we are grateful to be involved in something that is so refreshing and also represents our past – we went to the same school, wore the same uniform, fell in love with same art teacher!”
Squeeze formed in 1973 after Glenn responded to an ad Chris had placed in a newsagent’s window. Their first EP ‘Packet Of Three’ came out in the summer of ‘77 on Deptford Fun City, a label housed in the same offices as the punk fanzine Sniffin’ Glue where Danny Baker was making his first steps as a music writer. Squeeze went on to write a dazzling collection of hook-filled hits including ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Take Me I’m Yours’, ‘Another Nail In My Heart,’ ‘Pulling Mussels (From the Shell),’ ‘Tempted,’ ‘Black Coffee In Bed’, ‘Labelled With Love’ and many more, a roll call of pop standards that saw them awarded the Ivor Novello for Outstanding Contribution To British Music in 2008.
Over the years there have been solo careers and occasional separations, but the songwriting duo Chris and Glenn are stronger now than they’ve ever been. “We reformed Squeeze in 2007,” says Glenn. “Things went so well, here we are eight years later. Four years ago we agreed that if we were to carry on, we really needed to work on new material.”
Chris says of their fresh songs: “We’ve grown up a lot in the last few years, musically. We still love and own our past, but as musicians we needed to grow.”
Squeeze have released 13 studio albums – ‘Squeeze’ (’78), ‘Cool For Cats’ (’79), ‘Argybargy’ (’80), ‘East Side Story’ (’81), ‘Sweets From A Stranger’ (’82), ‘Cosi Fan Tutti Frutti’ (’85), ‘Babylon And On’ (’87), ‘Frank’ (’89), ‘Play’ (’91), ‘Some Fantastic Place’ (’93), ‘Ridiculous’ (’95), ‘Domino’ (’98) and the re-recording of their classic hits ‘Spot The Difference’ (‘10).
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Ben Folds has announced new Fall Tour dates with yMusic slated for November 2015 to follow the official release of his new critically acclaimed album So There, currently available for pre-order on www.BenFolds.com.
Folds’ upcoming album – slated for official release on September 11, 2015 – will showcase new pop songs by the multi-platinum-selling singer/songwriter/producer, along with the debut recording of Folds’ critically acclaimed “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra.” Recorded in just under two weeks in New York, Los Angeles, and Folds’ own historic RCA Studio A in Nashville, the album has been praised for its forward-thinking studio craft and creative spontaneity.
The November Fall Tour dates include LIVE shows in New York, Charlotte, Knoxville, Atlanta, Chattanooga, Wilmington, Charleston, Birmingham, Cincinnati, Louisville, Columbus, Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City. These new tour dates are in addition to LIVE shows already announced for Nashville, Seattle, Portland and San Francisco in September. The complete itinerary is below.
Presale and VIP packages for the Fall Tour start Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 10AM local venue time. Visit www.BenFolds.com/events for more details.
NPR’s All Things Considered heralded the new album as “the most loveable piece of music I’ve ever heard from Ben Folds,” while The Guardian wrote “for the new tracks with yMusic, the textures of the ensemble instruments – string trio, flute, clarinet, trumpet – are not ornamentally grafted on the music: they are the music.”
Folds first found international success as the leader of the Ben Folds Five. His subsequent solo career has seen the release of multiple studio albums, a pair documenting his renowned live performances, a remix collection, music for film and TV, an all a capella record, as well as numerous collaborations with artists spanning Sara Bareilles to William Shatner.
In March 2014, Folds premiered “Concerto For Piano and Orchestra” accompanied by the Nashville Symphony. Since then, he has spent much of his time touring around the globe, performing the three-movement concerto and orchestrations of his classic pop hits before sold-out crowds with some of the world’s greatest symphony orchestras.
A Nashville resident, Folds owns and operates the historic RCA Studio A. The studio is the multi-platinum artist’s creative hub, where he composes, collaborates, produces and records his genre-defying work, as well as that of other artists. Folds has earned universal respect and praise for his insight as judge on five highly rated seasons of NBC’s a capella competition series, The Sing Off. In addition, he has made cameo appearances in a variety of film and TV projects, including a role on NBC’s Community.
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