Archives for December, 2011

Introducing… 2morrows Victory

December, 22nd 2011 14:59

A recent addition to the Believe Digital family are up-and-coming hip-hop collective 2morrows Victory.  Hailing from Southwest London, Rafael Powell, Alex G B and Greg B formed after they met tinkering with fixie bikes in their spare time and discovered a shared love for music.  The group have since nurtured an independent spirit, choosing to record in a home studio to achieve their raw edge of live sound, and a kaleidoscope of creativity with members designing all the collectives’ artwork, illustration, photography and even filming.

Working with coveted Brownswood Music, the group are pushing their ambitions with their first EP Food released, which dropped in the autumn, and quickly return to keep the momentum withsingle  Lost and Found to hammer home a luminous kick-off.

Check out ‘Visual’ from the Food below:

Citing influences ranging from James Blake, Coldplay, Little Dragon and Madlib the records have a distinctive sound by mixing the rawness of live performance into recordings, weaving in left field aesthetics across the hip hop design and smart rhymes.

Check the record out on iTunes right here


 

And for more 2Morrows Victory – check THIS out

Believe Christmas Giveaway!

December, 15th 2011 18:19

Win a prize bundle of Believe goodies this Christmas!

You could win:

Crookers TShirt

Bwani Junction Signed Poster

Black Books Vinyl

Crookers Vinyl

Bastille CD

Amplifetes CD

Gabby Young CD

Crookers CD

Crookers Beer Holder

To win all of this simply tweet @believedigital bands to look out for in 2012!

We also have selected Crookers prizes for 5 more people, winners will be picked and announced Thursday the 22nd so get tweeting!

Greggs are releasing a Christmas charity hit in aid of Help for Heroes

December, 15th 2011 16:56

The single is called ‘Not the Christmas Number 1’ and it’s a celebration of all the little things that make Christmas special. The lyrics have been  crowd-sourced from hundreds of Greggs Facebook fans and Twitter followers and the project is fronted by the unique figurehead and ringmaster in the shape of a Greggs Festive Bake! He is a jolly little chap and his name is Festive Jake who is rapidly becoming a Twitter celebrity.

The song was written and performed by up-and-coming indie band, ‘Silvers’. Everyone involved has contributed their time and skills for free – or not for profit. This project brought together an amazing collection of creative talent – united in their desire to create something amazing for such a good cause.  The single was recorded at Britannia Row Studios, previously used by iconic bands such as Pink Floyd and was mastered by Metropolis to make it sound fantastic on all different kinds of speakers. The project was conceived, managed and brought to life by digital agency STEEL.

 

Video editing was by Pantechnicon.

Colour grading of the final video was by Irresistible.

Digital distribution and promotion is by Believe Digital.

 

 

 

Pre-order it from 7digital now!
Download it from a range of websites from 18 December
It’s just 99p per download, with at least 68p going to Help For Heroes


 

 

 


Revolver Records releasing The Co-operative Group charity record in aid of Mencap.

December, 13th 2011 19:39

The Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative Group and a cast of colleagues have launched a charity record in aid of Mencap. With Nirvana, TOWIE and even The Wombles tipped as contenders to challenge the X-Factor for the Christmas number one spot, the band, Angel Square, with Peter Marks on drums, has released a track to raise money for young people with a learning disability. The eight piece outfit features staff from across The Co-operative including food, finance and the head office legal department.

 

The song is available for download and proceeds will raise money for the The Cooperative’s charity of the year Mencap and its sister charity ENABLE Scotland, to develop ‘Inspire Me’ – a programme designed to give up to 20,000 young people with a learning disability opportunities to change their futures. Peter, whose day job is running The Co-operative Group – the UK’s largest mutual business with more than 6 million members – has given up spare time to rehearse and, as well as launching the single, the band will tonight play a live gig in the heart of Manchester. Angel Square, which is also the address of the Group’s new head office in Manchester, will play a full set including hits by Maroon 5, The Black Eyed Peas and The Rolling Stones, to a sell-out crowd at the city’s Band on the Wall venue.

The single was recorded at Manchester’s School of Sound Recording (SSR) in November and released for digital download by legendary record label Revolver who, in their 30 year history have worked with a diverse array of artists including fellow Mancunian band The Stone Roses. The song is available for download from iTunes and all good digital music stores priced 79p.


Grab your copy of the single now!

 

 

 

 

James Vincent McMorrow on the LOVEFiLM advert

December, 12th 2011 14:52

James’s cover of the Steve Winwood song, Higher Lover, was selected last month by LOVEFiLM to be the sound of their November and December television ad campaign.

‘I stumbled across it after I saw him on Later with Jools Holland. Straight away I knew this was the right track for us, so I started digging. As it turns out, James and his record company are great people as well as great musicians. Because the best thing about all this is that proceeds from the use and sale of this track are going to a charity in Ireland called Headstrong.’ – Simon Morris, LOVEFiLM 

Have a listen to James’s unique and haunting version below.

Headstrong is a charity dedicated to changing the way Ireland thinks about young people’s mental health. Silver Lining, Headstrongs charity album went on sale back in May. A combination of James’ donation and funds raised from the sale of the album come to €20,000 so far.
Head over to their website to read more about how James has been helping the Charity, and to find out what you can do.

Buy you copy of Silver Lining here

 

 

New Tape Club Records Release: Kerry Leatham – Notes

December, 7th 2011 17:58

“Do You Fancy Me? is a fine piece of pop songwriting that displays in accomplished fashion Kerry’s natural knack for a hook.” – Record of the Day 8/12/11

“So as most of you know already, this year I’ve mainly invested my time working on the ‘Peter and Kerry’ project, but along the way I’ve managed to record some solo ditties. Me and my label thought it’d be good to give you a little sample of some of my current solo work so have put together a little EP, ‘Notes’. Along with the EP, I’ll be unleashing some videos that we made to accompany some of the tracks. ” – Kerry

Heres the brilliant video for her new track ‘Do You Fancy Me?’


The EP is available for digital download and includes remixes by Dogtanion and Peter Lyons.