Archives for March, 2012

STRAYLINGS – ENTERTAINMENT ON FOREIGN GROUNDS

March, 28th 2012 17:31

LABEL: Deadpan Records

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

RELEASE: 26/03/12

 

 

Available now from iTunes, Amazon and all good digital stores

After a summer of cabin fever, recording in hallways and basements, Straylings have now completed their debut album “Entertainment On Foreign Grounds”, with Sam Bell (R.E.M, Regina Spektor) and John O’Mahony (Metric, Alberta Cross) at the mixing desk. This release follows the success of their debut EP last June. (more…)

Believe Releases w/c 26/03/12

March, 26th 2012 19:18

Breton – Other People’s Problems

LABEL: FatCat Records

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Alternative

DATE: 26/03/2012

Today sees the release of the London based four-piece Breton’s debut album, “Other People’s Problems”.

Breton are primarily film-makers with cutting-edge video and sound design work under their belts, delivering innovative remixes for the likes of Local Natives, Tricky, Tom Vek and Temper Trap, as well as being award winners and regular fixtures at film festivals for their independent short films.

The single “Interference”, featured on the album, has already received solid support from Radio 1 with DJs Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens and Annie Mac playing it on their show. The band also recently toured with Tom Vek and Ghostpoet, and they are headlining a sold-out show at Corsica Studios, London on 28th March, followed by Manchester on 29th and Leeds on 30th before they go on to gig in Europe, Canada and America.

Predicted to be the “UK indie upstarts” of 2012 by Sound on Sound, Breton are a band to watch out for this year.

 

Q – “Elegant strings and brass, recorded by Hauschka, creep like ivy around this all-consuming debut’s clipped beats, pummelles basslines, shimmering synths and fluttering pianos and harp.” 4 stars

Notion – “Schizo, sample-driven experimenta with choruses: oddly compelling”

 

 

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Breton – Spotify competition rules

March, 22nd 2012 19:02

Win signed copies of Breton’s debut album, Other People’s Problems.

Sign up to Breton’s Spotify playlist for the chance to win a signed copy of their debut album out Monday March 26th!

Click here to listen to Breton’s Spotify playlist

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Fashion Records – First 10 albums available now!

March, 19th 2012 19:44

We’re excited to announce the digital release of Fashion Records back catalogue throughout 2012, starting today!
The following 10 albums are available from iTunes, Amazon and all good digital stores.

 
Various Artists – Fashion In Fine Style – Significant Hits Volume 1

A new compilation of Fashion productions and, as the title suggests, contains a sample of some of the best material from the label’s twenty year tenure as the UK’s principal reggae production house.

Click here to check out “Fashion In Fine Style – Significant Hits Volume 1”:

 

 

 

 

 

Frankie Paul – The Greatest

A classic set from the Jamaican superstar, recorded at Penthouse Studios in Kingston and Fashion’s own A-Class Studio in South East London.

Tracks include A No Nuttin, Little Walter, Rude Boy Dip and Cool Yah.

 

 

 

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Believe Releases w/c 19/03/12

March, 19th 2012 18:00

VCMG – SSSS

LABEL: Mute Artists

FORMAT: EP

GENRE: Dance – Electro

DATE: 12/03/2012

VCMG release one of 2012’s most anticipated musical collaborations with the album “SSSS”, out now through Mute. It marks the long awaited reunion of electronic pioneers Vince Clarke (Erasure/ Yazoo/ Depeche Mode) and Martin L. Gore (Depeche Mode), who have joined forces for the first time in over thirty years to craft a 10-track album which demonstrates their mutual love of electronic music.

After initial tentative discussions and a meeting at Short Circuit presents Mute festival in London, where they both performed, these two influential musicians and songwriters worked in a typically unique way. Clarke and Gore worked alone in their respective studios, communicating only via email and exchanging files until the album was ready. The album includes the recent 12” EP1 / Spock, described by The Quietus as “one of the best tracks of 2011”, plus the forthcoming EP 2 / Single Blip.

“Fusing stripped down percussion, Teutonic precision and dank, brutal walls of rhythmic noise, “highly anticipated” is not even close.” – Electronic Beats

 

 

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Believe Releases w/c 12/03/12

March, 13th 2012 13:16

The Skints – Part & Parcel

LABEL: Bomber Music Ltd

FORMAT: LP

GENRE: Alternative – Ska

DATE: 12/03/2012

Following on from their first album “Live, Breathe, Build Believe” which became one of the top selling reggae album on Amazon at the end of 2011, the UK reggae and dub band hailing from East London have a new album, “Part & Parcel”, which is out now through Bomber Music.

The band are constantly gigging, and in the past they have toured across UK and Europe with the likes of Reel Big Fish, Gym Class Heroes, Less Then Jake and The Slackers as well as making numerous festival appearances. They commence their “Part & Parcel UK Tour” from October 2nd-11th, ending at the Scala in London. They were also recently featured as one of Kerrang!’s Hot Bands to watch in 2012.

“Fanbase have been packing out local venues… they’re good, aren’t they? We had to play that as soon as we heard it on The Black Hole…” – Colin Murray, BBC Radio 1

 

Watch out for their second and third single releases in May and September respectively.

(Bonus Track on iTunes)

 

 

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Believe Releases w/c 05/03/12

March, 5th 2012 15:41

We’ve got lots of great releases for you this week! Check them out below:

 

Joyce  Rio

LABEL: Far Out Recordings

FORMAT: Album

GENRE: Latin – Bossa Nova

DATE: 5/3/2012

Hailed as one of Brazil’s finest and most versatile singers and songwriters in the Guardian, Joyce returns to her carioca roots with new solo album, “Rio”. This release marks Joyce’s seventh original recording for label Far Out Recordings.

The album is a beautifully intimate acoustic ode to her city, incorporating Brazilian rhythms and her unique scatting vocals with effortless guitar. The tracks showcase her versatility, flitting between cool ballads and rhythmically complex jazz numbers, as well as revisiting vintage classics including songs by Tom Jobim and Caetano Veloso in her own unique way.

“Joyce is the best musician among the women singers who came after Elis Regina” – Caetano Veloso – O Globo – 2012

 

 

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