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.
Mary Chapin Carpenter will make her New York Philharmonic debut in a retrospective program featuring songs from throughout her career. The special shows will take place on February 28, 2014 and March 1 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
ATO Records will release Mike Gordon’s new solo album, Overstep, on February 25, 2014.
The track listing for legendary international hard rockers Scorpions’ new offering MTV Unplugged has just been revealed.
Brandon Boyd, frontman of platinum-selling rock band Incubus, will take his new musical project Sons of the Sea on its first US tour this winter.
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.
Bombay Bicycle Club continue to blaze a trail as one of the UK’s most prolific and ambitious bands with the release of their fourth album in five years, ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ (on February 4, 2014 via Vagrant Records) – and by unveiling the album’s ‘moving, breathing’ artwork.
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’.