We welcome songwriter, producer & musician – Dan Smith, to our management roster!
Dan is founder, co writer and guitarist, with UK chart topping band, The Noisettes.
They released three albums to critical acclaim, with their sophomore album ‘Wild Young Hearts’ achieving platinum selling status and a top 10 hit with ‘Don’t Upset The Rhythm (Go Baby Go)’, A-lists on radio 1 & 2 and film/advertising syncs with the songs ‘Never Forget You’, ‘Wild Young Hearts’ and ‘Sister Rosetta (Capture the Spirit)’.
Alongside being in The Noisettes, Dan has continued to write, produce & remix for other artists under his own name (and pseudonym Donje) and in conjunction with the writer collective The Invisible Men and ex-Xenomania writer/producer Tim Larcombe.
Dan has since worked with artists such as; Jessie J, Olly Murs, Lana Del Rey, Connor Maynard, Inna Modja, Liam Bailey, Coco Sumner and Gabriella Cilmi.
He has worked to brief for many sync projects inc; Ford, Freeview, TK Maxx and Fisher Price.
Brighton newbies JOLTA , formed in March last year and something very special is starting to brew here.
They are already making waves with their energetic live performances (upcoming shows below), as well as just joining the Jagermeister Music Roster.
The band have just announced the release of their debut, ‘Sunset Surrender EP’, with the lead track being premiered yesterday via Artrocker.
You can pre-order the EP now, over on iTunes HERE and download the single right away.
05.03 London – The Old Queens Head
06.03 Sheffield – The Rocking Chair
12.03 Bristol – The Mothers Ruin
19.03 Brighton – Green Door Store
04.04 London – The Macbeth
10.04 Sheffield – The Rocking Chair
11.04 Brighton – The Joker
15.05 Brighton – The Alternative Escape
Check out grasshopper – the Brighton band who will be supporting The Charlatans at the Worthing Pavillion on March 15th. The show is now sold out so if you weren’t lucky enough to get a ticket check out this video!
After many entries – Beatport’s We Have Band Remix Winner EP is now available to download. It includes remixes by Removes and competition winner Concretewall. Head over to Beatport now by clicking here, to purchase and check out Concretewall’s other stuff here
Since forming from the charred remains of numerous other bands, this Garage Punk trio from the South coast of England have strived to create the kind of loud, hook laden garage rock music that sets your pulse racing and your soul ablaze. Purveying gravelly tales of sporadic excess, these three friends have but one goal; to ride out their tunes whilst having as much fun as possible. With tips of the cap to 90s legends Pavement and 00s Hardcore giants The Bronx, this band doesn’t profess prodigal originality or transcendental talent. She Crazy just wanna have a good time.
See She Crazy perform live at The Hope on October 31st. More info here.
Don’t miss the chance to see Hundred Waters on their upcoming tour:
9-5 Nyne Bar Spokane, WA
9-30 AB Club Brussels, Brussels
10-1 PARADISO Amsterdam, North Holland
10-2 Franz Mehlhose Erfurt, TH
10-3 Berghain Kantine Berlin, Germany
10-4 Haus 73 (Kleiner Donner) Hamburg, 04
10-6 Karlstorbahnhof Heidelberg, 01
10-7 Rote Fabrik Zurich, 25
10-8 Usine-PTR Geneva, 07
10-9 Bad Bonn Dudingen, 06
10-10 Sudpol Luzern, 11
10-11 Chelsea Vienna, Vienna
10-14 Batofar Paris, Idf
10-15 Oslo London, P5
10-16 Deaf Institute Manchester, I2
10-17 Stereo Glasgow,
10-18 The Wardrobe Leeds,
10-19 Sunflower Lounge Birmingham,
10-21 Portland Arms Cambridge, United Kingdom
10-22 Hope Brighton, England
10-23 Esquires Bedford,
11-6 Jannus Landing St Petersburg, FL
11-7 House of Blues Orlando Orlando, FL
11-8 Fillmore Miami Beach Miami Beach, FL
11-10 The Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
11-11 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
11-12 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL
11-14 First Avenue Minneapolis, MN
11-15 The Pabst Theater Milwaukee, WI
11-17 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
11-18 Kool Haus Toronto, ON
11-20 Metropolis Montreal, QC
11-21 House Of Blues Boston, MA
11-22 Union Transfer Philadelphia, PA
11-24 Terminal 5 New York, NY
11-29 9:30 Club Washington, DC
01/10/14, Mono Cafe Bar, Glasgow
02/10/14, Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
04/10/14, The Waterfront, Norwich
05/10/14, The Roadhouse, Manchester
06/10/14, The Haunt, Brighton
07/10/14, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
09/10/14, The Fleece, Bristol
10/10/14, The Garage, London
The Vaselines have just announced their forthcoming album V For Vaselines which will be released on September 29th via Rosary Music. You can read the full piece here and listen to the new track One Lost Year.
Having sadly announced the end of Us Baby Bear Bones, the Brighton trio have left us with a parting gift, Ursari (Love Thy Neighbour). The 5 track EP is limited to only 100 copies so pre-order yours now here and stream the EP courtesy of Drunken Werewolf here.
Neneh Cherry has made a playlist for Nordic Playlist, featuring some of her favourite artists from the Nordic region, including Robyn, Röyksopp, Carmen Villain, Little Dragon and Emiliana Torrini. Listen now and read the interview to hear about the recent success of her new album Blank Project.
Check out the new video from Cuz. The Wheel and The Ring premiered today over at the Quietus and is taken from their new album Tamatebako (Bleeding Heart Recordings). Buy it now from Amazon, ResidentiTunes, or your local record shop whilst stocks of their limited handmade sleeves are still available!
We welcome a true original for the next instalment of RA Sessions.
The Swedish-born artist Neneh Cherry recently returned with Blank Project, her first solo album in 17 years. The record was essentially a collaboration between Cherry, one of pop’s most creative and unpredictable figures, and RocketNumberNine, a sibling duo who push an often frantic form of contemporary jazz and electronica. Four Tet produced the album, which was recorded and mixed in five days. “In terms of its energy and sheer lust for life, it could not sound fresher,” said RA’s Tony Naylor. Cherry’s music has always had this air of vitality—from her hip-hop influenced albums of the late ’80s, to her more recent work with Norwegian/Swedish jazz trio The Thing, an irrepressible spirit has characterised her music. We got to see that spirit first hand when Cherry and RocketNumberNine stopped by London to perform “Weightless,” a track that’s sure to be a highlight of the group’s many worldwide festival appearances this summer.
Producer & Director – Patrick Nation
Camera – Patrick Nation, Simeon Higginson, Guy Clarke
Sound Engineers – Robert Harder, Rich Cufley (Sound Services), Guy Clarke
Production Assistant & Editor – Debbie Butts
Colourist – Adam Clarke (Absolute Post)
German composer, songwriter and experimental musician, Hauschka, is pleased to announce ‘Agdam’, an exclusive new video taken from his critically acclaimed album ‘Abandoned City’ out now on City Slang. The video was directed by Jordan Bruner and Lee Gingold.
Named after a city in Azerbaijan that was emptied and destroyed during 1993′s Nagorno-Karabakh War, the song is among the album’s more lyrical selections, sounding like a classical-minimalist take on Yann Tiersen’s Amélie theme. Awaking the loneliness and unattainable romance of timeless unfamiliar places, cinematic melodies full of resonant overtones blend with bright cheerful keyboard patterns and dark percussive touches.
New album ‘Abandoned City’ marks a highlight in an already stunning catalogue. The album’s expansive tracks celebrate the marriage of neoclassical composition and dance music rhythms. Not only is the music on the album breathtaking, it goes to great lengths in transcending the boundaries of contemporary music.
Hauschka’s music encompasses the beautiful use of prepared piano which is intertwined with his unique twist on neoclassical composition. The piano plays simple, hooky, repeated Kraftwerkian note clusters, propulsive rhythms swish like brushes on a snare drum which combine with bright pizzicato accents that sound like a cross between koto and violin.
An EU tour stretching through Summer and Autumn in support of ‘Abandoned City’ sees Hauschka continue to push the envelope and raise the bar. Powerful in performance, Hauschka’s extraordinary experimentation with classical piano music has seen him gain accolades throughout Europe.
If you haven’t already, order ‘Abandoned City’, available on vinyl, CD, or limited edition CD including special bonus disc ‘I close my eyes’, 10 études played on a standard non-prepared piano, now from our webshop: http://glnk.it/2f9 or digitally via iTunes, http://glnk.it/2fb
HAUSCHKA 2014 TOURDATES:
13.05. Brighton UK – Brighton Festival
14.05. Reading UK – South Street Arts
15.05. Bristol UK – The Lantern
16.05. Manchester UK – Burgess Foundation
22.05. Zagreb HR – Teatar & TD
23.05. Paris FR – La Maroquinerie
24.05. Bruges BE – Cactus Club
25.05. Düsseldorf DE – Schumann-Festival
04.06. Bratislava SVK – Koncertné štúdio Slovenského rozhlasu
05.06. Warsaw PL – Red Bull Music Weekender
06.06. Cork UK – Triskel Christchurch
07.06. Dublin IRL – National Concert Hall (Kevin Barry Room)
10.06. Danzig PL – Gdansk Dance Festival
21.06 Duisburg (DE), Traumzeit Festival
12.07. Moscow, RU – Muzeon Park
21.08. Cologne DE – CO Pop Festival
06.09 Tübingen (DE), Musikwissenschaftliches Institut
11.09. Leipzig DE – Leipziger Jazztage
19.09 Berlin (DE), Volksbühne
25.09. London UK – Union Chapel
26.09. Glasgow UK – CCA
27.09. Ghent BE – Festival Of Flanders
05.10 Essen (DE), Denovali Swingfest
“glory”, From Upcoming Album ‘shriek’, Out 28 April On City Slang. Buy ‘shriek’ Via Itunes: Http://glnk.it/2i6, On Amazon:http://glnk.it/2i5, Or Direct From The Label: Http://glnk.it/2hn
Directed By Michael Patrick O’leary And Ashley North Compton
Written And Performed By Wye Oak
The Band’s Full List Of European Dates Is:
28.05. Vienna At – Chelsea
29.05. Prague Cz – Meet Factory
31.05. Mannheim De – Maifeld Derby Festival
02.06. Cologne De – Studio 672
03.06. Hamburg De – Prinzenbar
04.06. Berlin De – Lido
05.06. Munich De – Strom
07.06. Kleinreifling At – Seewiesen Festival
09.06. Paris Fr – Le Point Ephemere
10.06. London Uk – Islington Assembly Hall
11.06. Manchester Uk – Soup Kitchen
12.06. Leeds Uk – The Brudenell Social Club
13.06. Glasgow Sct – King Tuts
14.06. Dublin Irl – The Sugar Club
15.06. Belfast Irl – Mchughs Basement
29 – 31.08 Dorset Uk – End Of The Road Festival
12.00 – Secret Company
12.40 – Tigercub
13.20 – Ted Zed
14.05 – Beautiful Boy
14.50 – Oscar
15.30 – SPECIAL GUEST – TBA
16.10 – Esben & the Witch
16.55 – SPECIAL GUEST – TBA
17.40 – FTSE
18.15 – We Have Band
Check our Twitter feed for updates and announcements.
As a sexy Valentine’s Day treat, Kevin Drew – co-founder, songwriter and frontman of Broken Social Scene – has just released a steamy and admittedly NSFW video for new single ‘Good Sex,’ the first track off of his upcoming solo album entitled Darlings (out March 24th via City Slang).
Drew piqued our interest at the end of 2013 when he posted the news of a casting call for real couples ready to engage in “passionate and intimate sexual moments” while in “various states of undress” on-camera. Couples came out to participate and the final product, directed by Samir Rehem and produced by LaRue Entertainment, is above.
Darlings shows Drew growing from his role in indie vanguard Broken Social Scene to create a breakthrough statement of personal artistry. Darlings is also his first solo album that is truly, to put it bluntly, solo. If Drew’s 2007 effort Spirit If… was his inaugural step beyond the decade-long shadow of his former band, Darlings spotlights Drew with seven years more experience and maturity. Darlings reveals a more focused and refined sound; more honest, revelatory songwriting, with Drew’s craft concentrated on lyrical and emotional connections, less so than guitar pedals and studio jams.
This isn’t to say these aren’t classic Kevin Drew songs. His unorthodox lyrical explorations of family, hope and disappointment, skin and spit, intercourse, cultural infection and the death of communication, figure clearer than ever into the hallmark of his infectious melodic phrasing. Darlings is a fist-pumping fight for the euphoria of the after-party and the crush of pre-dawn passions. It’s a best friend’s zealous pep talk to not give up, and bring youth back into the fresh focus of life. On Darlings, Kevin Drew casts reflective inspiration forward into the brightness of the future with a soundtrack to kick everything into high gear.
Darlings features longtime collaborators Charles Spearin and Ohad Benchetrit (Do Make Say Think, Broken Social Scene) along with Dean Stone (Apostle of Hustle) and Dave Hamelin (The Stills). Darlings was co-produced by Dave Hamelin, Kevin Drew and Graham Lessard.
We are thrilled to share the official video for “Kong,” the lead single from The Notwist’s stunning new album Close To The Glass. The animated visual, directed by Yu Sato and featuring illustrations from Tim Divall, tells the true story of a young boy and his family trapped in their home by a flood, dreaming of being saved by a superhero as the water rose around them.
As previously announced, the band will be touring Europe in support of ‘Close To The Glass’. The tour begins 24th February in Wiesbaden at tje Schlachthof ends on 28th at Amsterdam’s Melkweg, including sold-out shows at Berlin’s Heimathafen, La Maroquinerie in Paris and St. Gallen Open Air festival – all tour dates below.
The Notwist’s ‘Close To The Glass’ will be available this 24th February on CD / 2LP / Digital via City Slang. The album will also be available in the following territories: in Japan from Afterhours on February 12th; in Australia via Spunk on February 21st; and in North America via Sub Pop on February 25th. ‘Close To The Glass’ features “Kong” and the title track, along with highlights “Run Run Run,” and “Casino.”
Fans who pre-order ‘Close To The Glass’ via iTunes will receive the album’s title track and “Kong” immediately. Both singles can be purchased individually as well.
Feb. 24 – Wiesbaden, DE – Schlachthof
Feb. 25 – Bielefeld, DE – Forum
Feb. 26 – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 10 – Stuttgart, DE – Wagenhallen
Mar. 11 – Lyon, FR – Epicerie Moderne
Mar. 12 – Nantes, FR – Stereolux
Mar. 13 – Paris, FR – La Maroquinerie (SOLD OUT)
Mar. 14 – Lille, FR – Le Grand Mix
Mar. 15 – Manchester, UK – The Deaf Institute
Mar. 16 – Glasgow, UK – Mono
Mar. 17 – Bristol, UK – The Fleece
Mar. 18 – London, UK – Village Underground
Mar. 19 – Brussels, BE – Botanique
Mar. 20 – Cologne, DE – E-Werk
Apr. 05 – Milano, IT – Magnolia
Apr. 06 – Foligno, IT - Serendipity
Apr. 07 – Roma, IT - Auditorium Parco della Musica
Apr. 08 – Bologna, IT - Estragon
Apr. 09 – Padova, DE - Mame
Apr. 10 – Ljubijana, SK – TBA
Apr. 11 – Zagreb, HR – Mochvara
Apr. 12 – Linz, AT – Posthof
Apr. 13 – Munich, DE – Circus Krone
May 26 – Berlin, DE – C-Club
May 27 – Hamburg, DE - Laeiszhalle
May 28 – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg
Jun. 28 – St.Gallen, CH – Open Air St. Gallen (SOLD OUT)
July 19 - Gräfenhainichen, DE – Melt! Festival
North American Tourdates:
Jun. 09 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Jun. 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
Jun. 11 – Montreal, QE – Société Des Arts Technologiques
Jun. 12 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
Jun. 13 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge @ House of Blues
Jun. 14 – San Francsico, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Jun. 15 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre
Jul. 04-06 – George, WA – Sasquatch Festival