This February will see NYC foursome Big Ups make the trip across the pond for the very first time after kicking up a storm with their riotous live performances in Northern America, particularly their frenzied sets at this year’s CMJ festival. The band will be bringing their scuzzy, intense brand of punk rock to the UK in February.
Eighteen Nightmares At The Lux have streamed new track “6ft 6″ this December as a taster for their forthcoming four-track EP ‘PIG’, out in early 2014.
Heroically crestfallen alt-popsters Longfellow put the seal on a grand old year by, well, preparing for 2014. Their “Siamese Lover” single may not be released until January 27th, but Steve Lamacq has already played it on BBC 6 Music after he was impressed by their vibrant set at the Shacklewell Arms recently. Further radio support has followed from Radio 2’s Jo Whiley.
Rusted Root are happy to announce their winter tour dates. They’ll be joined on some by Donna the Buffalo and in New York City by the Cherry Poppin’ Daddies.
One of Canada’s hottest bands, the enigmatic soul collective Chic Gamine, are thrilled to announce their first UK single and tour. The Canadian 5-piece, who Mavis Staples has compared to the Staple Singers, will be taking their unique blend of nouveau-pop and vintage soul to London, Brighton, Leeds and Manchester.
Samsaya is making her first musical foray into the US with an arresting new single “Stereotype”.
Having charmed listeners with his stunning debut single “Don’t Breathe A Word’, Fletcher returns with the beautifully introspective folk-inspired ode to youth, “Open Up”. This is the second single from Fletcher’s sensitive and wonderfully crafted debut album ‘Upon Ayr’.
Australian singer/songwriter and multi-intrumentalist Sally Seltmann, who has just signed to the Lojinx label, releases a new single “Billy” – a taster from her forthcoming album due for release in March 2014.
One of Sweden’s biggest, brightest pop stars, Nina Persson, is about to release her first solo album under her own name. The hotly anticipated ‘Animal Heart’ will be released in the UK on the Lojinx label on February 10th.
Jamestown Revival have announced a string of tour dates around the west coast this December. The band will be touring beginning on December 8th in San Diego at Lestats, before playing in Los Angeles on December 10th at the Troubadour. The tour continues with dates in San Francisco, Seattle, and other cities, before ending on December 21st in Denver at the Bluebird Theater.