Believe Digital Summit: Mexico 2016

May, 18th 2016 17:39

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Believe Digital Summit: Mexico 2016

Believe Digital will be hosting a conference training session on the 24th May 2016 at the Bajo Circuito forum in the heart of La Condesa, Ciudad de Mexico, which will be run by members of Believe’s European team.

Believe will be welcoming their clients and other guests along to participate in the event. The summit goal is to share industry developments, global and local practices, as well as to train clients on Believe’s Trade Marketing and Video tools and processes.

Raquel Martins, Believe’s Video Manager for the region, will be leading a presentation which explores video management strategies, channel & SEO optimization, rights management, best practices and how to increase views with a series of case studies.

Ismael Comas, Head of Sales for Latam and Spain, and Ariel Etbul, Country Manager in Mexico, will also be attending the event in order to meet with clients and guests ,

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Believe New Releases 13/5/2016

May, 13th 2016 09:00

Artist: Modern Baseball

Release: Holy Ghost
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Genre: Alternative

In just a few short years, Modern Baseball have gone from college freshman self-recording their first record to a worldwide phenomenon. Somehow, it feels like just the beginning. In 2016, Modern Baseball will release their new album Holy Ghost through Run For Cover Records. The first album recorded by someone other than the band themselves, Modern Baseball enlisted Joe Reinhart (Hop Along, Joyce Manor) at Headroom Studios in Philadelphia to help refine their sound. Holy Ghost shows off the band’s sonic growth, adding in new influences ranging from The Killers to Pedro The Lion.




Release: Warning Call
Label: E.A.R.S
Genre: Alternative

CHVRCHES, an electronic trio from Scotland, turned the theme of Mirrror’s Edge Catalyst into an explosive pop tune. Their signature style, juxtaposing the light and the dark, creates their own brand of twisted pop music that uniquely merges the organic with the electronic. Front-woman, Lauren Mayberry, wrote lyrics from the perspective of the game’s heroine, Faith, and perfectly depicts her world, struggles and strength. “Warning Call” is one of the band’s best work to date.




Release: Rock And Roll Bye Bye
Label: 25 Hour Convenience Store
Genre: Indie Rock

The transatlantic relationship that is the Skaters has brought Rock and Roll Bye Bye to the worlds attention and we should sit up and pay attention. Having garnished the praise of the likes of Annie Mac (radio 1) and Zane Lowe (beats) prior to release – coupled with a Ratboy support tour the future seems bright for the three boys from Boston, LA and Hull, this coupled with the recent affiliation with 25 hour convenience store, the futures bright, the futures Skaters.





Artist: Family Atlantica
Release: Cosmic Unity
Label: Soundway Records
Genre:  World

Award-winning, London-based Family Atlantica are back with their far-reaching 2nd album ‘Cosmic Unity’, which follows on from their 2013 eponymous debut – an album that won the band a range of awards including Songlines Magazine’s Best Newcomers 2015.

‘Cosmic Unity’, like the band itself, mirrors the mixed-up, intercontinental terrain of their home town. Moving through genres as diverse as psychedelic highlife, steel- pan Ethio-funk, calypso, biao and scorching equatorial jazz underpinned by deep afro-Atlantic dance rhythms, they have created a cohesive, forward-looking sound that echoes classic tropical recordings of the past whilst still sounding fresh and contemporary. Lush string and horn arrangements give way to acidic commentary on the immigration system and slavery as well as incantations of unity.


Believe:LIVE @ The Great Escape

April, 27th 2016 17:30

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The Age Of LUNA
Holy Esque
Ciaran Lavery
Mr Bongo Soundsystem 

We are proud to present our fourth annual event as part of The Official Alternative Escape at The Great Escape Festival 2016, taking place on Friday 20th May.

Following on from last year, the event will showcase some of the best acts across the Believe Recordings roster, as well as Believe’s distribution and label services divisions. Alongside the live music, they’ll be a dedicated networking session with complimentary drinks and fish & chips!

The showcase will take place at Carousels, the venue behind Brighton’s iconic carousel on the seafront. 

Join our Facebook event for updates.

Believe New Releases 15/4/2016

April, 15th 2016 09:03

Artist: Face+Heel

Release: Our Prince’s Quary
Label: Dekalog OmniWare
Genre: Alternative

Our Prince’s Quarry the debut album from Face+Heel tells the story of growing up in mid west wales in the 1990’s and how it feels leaving the city and returning there as an adult.

Memories good, and bad of the faded postcard towns and the people who inhabit them all year round, and the sense of returning isolation felt as younger person desperate to escape life in the margins. Remembering first loves and awakenings and looking for reconstruction after inner city burnout.




Artist: The Young Folk
Release: First Sign Of Morning
Label: Pixie Pace Records
Genre: Alternative

The eagerly awaited second album of Dublin’s favourites The Young Folk. First Sign of Morning follows the hugely successful debut album, The Little Battle, which hit the Irish Indie Album Charts Top 20 upon its release in September 2014. First Sign of Morning sees The Young Folk explore new, sometimes darker sounds while not abandoning the acoustic repertoire upon which they built their success.





Artist: Various Artists
Release: Shogun Audio Pt. 2
Label: Shogun Audio
Genre: Drum & Bass

Part 2 of Shogun – 100 ups the ante with Germany’s Phace who delivers his trademark tech of the highest order whilst Shogun’s own Joe Ford brings an 80’s air on his dance floor gem, ‘Time Is Limited’. Men of the moment Ivy Lab turn SpectraSoul’s already glowing ‘Glimpse’ into liquid gold and Proxima goes industrial to finish us off on the outrageous techno-hinged ‘Sens8’.





Artist: Various Artists
Release: Synthwave vol.3
Label: Kiez Beats
Genre:  Dance


This is the 80s dance music revival! Following the success of Kiez Beats latest compilations, featuring artists like Le Matos, Tesla Boy, Mitch Murder, Miami Nights 1984, Electric Youth, Futurecop!, Lifelike, Anoraak, Com Truise and many more and the success of movies like Kung Fury, Drive feat. Ryan Gosling and Turbo Kid, Kiez Beats set up the next amazing compilation with so called synthwave, outrun electro, dreamwave, retro synth and related genres tracks. All 80s inspired synthesizer based modern electronic music that is created as a homage to the classic 80s sounds and emotions. The well established label already released a lot of huge compilations with some of the leading artists in this style, generated millions of views on Soundcloud, Youtube etc., licensed tracks to commercial tv & movie productions in the past and future and helped this genre a lot to get heard. Enjoy the music, that’s keeping the soundtrack spirit of many 80s films, video games, cartoons and television shows alive!



Believe:LIVE at The Great Escape

April, 7th 2016 10:01

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Leading independent distributor Believe Digital and in-house label Believe Recordings UK are proud to present their fourth annual event as part of The Official Alternative Escape at The Great Escape Festival 2016.

Following on from last year, the event will showcase some of the best acts across the Believe Recordings roster, as well as Believe’s distribution and label services divisions. Alongside the live music, they’ll be a dedicated networking session with complimentary drinks and fish & chips!

The showcase will take place at Carousels, the venue behind Brighton’s iconic carousel on the seafront.

All acts TBA.

FREE ENTRY! – Join our Facebook event here!

Believe at Brighton Music Conference 15th April 2016

April, 4th 2016 17:46

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For a second year running, Believe Digital invites you to join us for some complementary drinks, networking and music at Brighton Music Conference2016.

Taking place on Brighton’s seafront at The Tempest Inn on Friday 15th April, a host of DJ’s will soundtrack the night marking the final day of Brighton Music Conference. Gracing the decks will be Murder He Wrote(Skint Records / Roska Kicks & Snares), Billson (comm•une), Lucatwana(Fancy Human), and Mitch Wade Cole (Not Like That). Let us know you’re coming by joining our Facebook event!

Head down for a complimentary drink on arrival between 6pm and 9pm – see you there!

Entry to the event will be free.

Believe New Releases 25/03/2016

March, 25th 2016 09:01

Artist: Radical Face

Release: The Family Tree: The Leaves
Label: Nettwerk
Genre: Alternative

More than 10 years ago, Radical Face started crafting the story of a fictitious, sometimes otherworldly 19th century family called The Northcotes. He brought these characters to life in a three-part album series he created and recorded alone in Jacksonville, FL. Certain instrumentations & melodies were used to represent various “family members” and each album was recorded using only the instrumentation available during the era represented. A natural storyteller, Cooper turns fiction into music.





Artist: Lisa Simone
Release: My World
Label: Sound Surveyor Music
Genre: Jazz

Proud daughter of Nina Simone, Lisa had a singular path. She started her career by performing with the Spanish star Raphael all over the world for a few years. The United States will recognize her later on, with the acidjazz famous band Liquid Soul ( nominated during the Grammy Awards )
Broadway’s stage is going to be a real springboard to success for te one who used to be called Simone. She stared in several shows ( Rent, Aïda, The Lion King ), and reached a well-deserved acclaim while receiving the National Boradway Theater Award ( Best Actress in a Musical ).



Artist: Spectres
Release: Dead
Label: Sonic Cathedral
Genre: Indie Rock

Spectres release a new album, ‘Dead’, on March 25. That’s Good Friday, and it will see the songs from the Bristol band’s hugely acclaimed debut ‘Dying’ nailed to the cross by Mogwai, Factory Floor, Hookworms, Richard Fearless (Death In Vegas), Andy Bell (Ride), Robert Hampson (Loop) and many more.





Artist: Various Artists
Release: Sharp And Ready
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Dancehall

“A thriving new generation of UK based sound systems that, whilst still recognising the speaker staples of Dub, Reggae and Dancehall, incorporate Jungle, Hip Hop, Grime and all points in between to create a sound that’s original, indigenous and absolutely infectious.” – MERCURY PRIZE RECOMMENDS

Out 25th March, the Sharp And Ready Compilation showcases nine recent releases issued via Tru Thoughts’ UK Sound System Culture platform Sharp And Ready, and surfaces two new exclusive cuts including one from legend Benjamin Zephaniah, The Sea and Yaz Alexander. Representing a selection of Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and Jungle sounds, the compilation highlights the biggest tracks and remixes from Ghost Writerz, Ed West & RTKal, Quantic, Sleepy Time Ghost, Jago and Pete Cannon across the past year.



Believe New Releases 18/03/2016

March, 18th 2016 09:02

Artist: Mungo’s Hi Fi

Release: No Wata Down Ting
Label: Scotch Bonnet Recordings
Genre: Reggae

Some of the most outstanding contributions on Mungo’s Hi Fi multi-artist projects have come from Ipswich lyricist YT. So it was only a matter of time before they collaborated on a full album together. The theme is real, undiluted reggae music. YT and Mungo’s share a passion for the often overlooked 80’s rub-a-dub and early dancehall sound. The stripped down riddim tracks allow YT’s strong, melodic delivery and intelligent lyrics to take centre stage. YT doesn’t flinch from life’s harsh realities and tough questions. Yet he is also sufficiently well- grounded to breathe new fire into staple topics like sound clash and ghetto romance.




Artist: Vredehammer
Release: Violator
Label: Indie Recordings
Genre: Black Metal

Second album from Vredehammer, fronted by Valla (also known from Abbath)
Debut album “Vinteroffer” received great reviews and was nominated for a Norwegian Spellemann Grammy for best metal album in 2014!
The freshest ad to the elite of great Norwegian Black Metal bands.
Has toured Europe with among other Satyricon, Keep Of Kalessin and Vreid.
Metal-Temple gave it 10/10 “It is exceptionally rare for me to award an album with a perfect score, but this stunning opus deserves no less.”



Artist: Human Fortress
Release: Thieves Of The Night
Label: AFM Records
Genre: Heavy Metal


German epic melodic metal band HUMAN FORTRESS delivers another strong album, titled “Thieves Of The Night”, on March 18th. Two years after the group had returned to the style of their successful first releases from the early 2000’s with “Raided Land” – and also introduced new vocalist Gus Monsanto (ex- Timo Tolkki’s Revolution Renaissance, ex-Adagio) – HUMAN FORTRESS continue right where they left off. Songs such as the catchy title track, power metal hymns („Rise Or Fall“, „Vicious Circle“) or the slightly modern – but not less epic- „Thrice Blessed“ will amaze every fan of the Hannover-based band. But “Thieves Of The Night” additionally could appeal very well to worshippers of Virgin Steele’s 80’s/90’s classic releases, Kamelot and Avantasia.



Artist: Various Artists
Release: Moosetape Vol.1
Label: Moosetape
Genre: Dance

Web label with a strong identity, the parisian team is full of talented newcomers such as  Julia Losfelt, Dream Koala, Andrea or Nude.








Radar launches first awards dedicated to the best music videos from emerging directors, artist and bands.

March, 16th 2016 15:57

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Radar Music Videos, leaders in online music video commissioning, have set up an awards event with a difference, the first to find and recognise the best emerging, unsigned directors bubbling up worldwide and to celebrate the emerging, uncharted bands and artists who commission them.

Best new directors

Radar flies the flag for great videos from brand new talent, rewarding the best and helping talented new directors move up and sign to commercial production companies. The Awards help to further grease those wheels for great new directors.

Best creative artists

But great directors need great artists & bands to commission them and the Radar Awards also celebrate the artists & bands who recognise that. As music videos continue to be the most valuable asset in most marketing campaigns, we consider the best emerging artists with the bold moves, the great collaborators, the music video commissioning vision.

Directors’ prizes range from internships with the best production companies in the world (like Partizan, Pulse Films and Somesuch), to valuable training packages & other prestigious festival entries (notably, the UK Music Video Awards, the highest status industry awards worldwide).

Artists’ and bands’ prizes will include guaranteed features with some of music’s biggest blogs and specialist intern support to help create and execute marketing activities.

The awards will be held on July 14th 2016 at the innovative and exclusive YouTube Spaces in London. Radar founder & company director Caroline Bottomley said:

“…it’s very exciting to be launching these awards at YouTube. There’s so much creativity out there and such a pleasure to be working in this industry and with such great partners. We can’t wait to see all the videos, and welcome entries from directors, artists, bands, managers & labels from far and wide…”

Find out about the awards up for grabs on the Radar Awards Website.

Believe New Releases 11/03/2016

March, 11th 2016 09:03

Artist: Gavin James

Release: Bitter Pill
Label: Good Soldier
Genre: Singer Songwriter

On his way to becoming one of 2016’s international crossover-stories, 23-year-old Gavin James was born in Dublin and inspired by local heroes like Damien Rice and classic, grafting Soul artists such as Sam Cooke, he would play Dublin’s pubs virtually 7 nights a week during college, in a marathon of 3-hour shows. Gavin James’ own material then began to draw an impassioned following: his first ever single won Ireland’s answer to the Mercury (the Choice Prize for ‘Song Of The Year’), stayed on the charts for over 6 months and culminated with 2014’s #1-charting, ‘Live at Whelans’ album. That night, he happened to perform an impulsive cover of The Magnetic Fields’ ‘The Book Of Love’, accelerating Gavin’s word-of-mouth success story (the track has since become a platinum-selling hit around Europe).


Artist: Into It. Over It
Release: Standards
Label: Brace Yourself Records

Since the release of Intersections in the fall of 2013, Into It. Over It. have toured significantly, headlining throughout the world and supported a wide variety of bands including Minus The Bear, Saves The Day, American Football, Kevin Devine. Into It. Over It. have also made appearances at numerous festivals including Lollapalooza, Riot Fest, Surf and Skate and many others. This has helped develop a rabid fan base. After taking some time to record with his other projects, Pet Symmetry (Asian Man), Their/They’re/There (Polyvinyl), Evan has returned with a new Into It. Over It. full length fans have been eagerly awaiting.



Artist: Gilles Peterson’s Havana Cultura Band
Release: Havana Club Rumba Sessions
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance

Produced in collaboration with rum maker Havana Club – creator of the Havana Cultura platform to promote contemporary Cuban culture – this is another episode in a six-year relationship that’s already given vital exposure to different aspects of Cuba’s thriving music culture through the Havana Cultura album series. Peterson worked with the island’s esteemed rumberos to record authoritative versions of the three rhythms as well as discuss what differing meanings and origins are attached to each. The recordings of rumba’s three key styles were handed to a crop of producers working in the orbit of the most interesting corners of club music, allowing for an exciting, global re-interpretation of rumba’s roots.



Artist: Laura J Martin
Release: On The Never Never
Label: Shape Records
Genre: Indie Pop

A chance conversation with Lambchop’s Matt  Swanson and Tony Crow proved fruitful and they planted the seeds of an idea in Martin’s head that “recording in Nashville and working with Mark Nevers was a real possibility”. Swanson and Crow join the all-star band for ‘On The Never Never’ alongside Silver Jews’ Brian Kotzur on drums and The Jesus Lizard’s Duane Denison reviving Fame-era Jimmy Johnson on electric guitar. Shot through with wit and humour alongside the sociopolitical themes – one of the characters talks of bleaching toilets and taking trips to Lanzarote – ‘On The Never Never’ skips through waltz timings, bears influences from Scott  Walker to the Compass Point Allstars and picks up a guest vocal from Benjamin Zephaniah along the way. With ‘On The Never Never’, Martin has produced a hopeful record, full of joy, beauty and tongue in cheek looks at those in charge.