Archives for August, 2013

Filthy Boy announce October King Krule tour

August, 28th 2013 15:53


‘literate, louche alt-rock’¬†‚Äď Guardian

‚Äėa dark heart plucked straight from the Nick Cave School of Indecency.‚Äô ‚ÄstNME

‘these literate scally-wags neatly reproduce the Pixies’ dark eroticism, Morrissey’s erudite cheek and Nick Cave’s unhinged fantasies, conjuring the odd dancefloor-bound, indie-rock banger. Musically, more or less, this offering has ‘Humbug mk II etched all over it.’¬†‚ÄstThe Fly

Stranger Records signing Filthy Boy will be joining King Krule on his forthcoming October tour. Filthy Boy revel in storytelling and the construction of fantasy. The debut album ‚ÄėSmile That Won‚Äôt Go Down‚Äô ‚Äď recorded in less than a week in Edywn Collins‚Äô West Heath Studio – was released in April to critical acclaim. Laced with romance and intrigue, stories don‚Äôt finish as expected, there‚Äôs drama, suggestion and blurred boundaries between innocence and murky darkness.

Theirs is a quintessentially British brand of songwriting, dark humoured, flamboyant and cocksure, but also withdrawn, understated, even vulnerable. New single ‚ÄėThat Life‚Äô, although lyrically colourful, offers a sedate retrospective of a lifestyle spurned, waltzing to a beautifully constructed medley (with added innocent whistle) with conviction. It is released on 16th September. Watch the accompanying video, shot by Paraic and Michael, here:

You can buy their Debut album featuring ‘That Life’ here, and stream it here.

Live Dates
30th Aug     End of the Road Festival РDorset
7th Sept       Bestival РIsle of Wight
26th Sept    The Queens Head РIslington

King Krule Tour Dates
3rd Oct      The Harley РSheffield
4th Oct      Broadcast РGlasgow
5th Oct      Ruby Lounge РManchester
7th Oct      The Haunt РBrighton



Believe New Releases w/c 26/08/13

August, 26th 2013 11:00

Troumaca - The GraceArtist: Troumaca
Release: The Grace
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance РEthno

On R6 C-list after Maida Vale session, Troumaca are finally releasing the eagerly-expected album described this week by NME as “Wild Beast’s most slow-jam moments by way of a horny SBTRKT”. Named after a West Indian Village on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Birmingham based Troumaca are as much a melting pot of sound as they are bound together by their longstanding heritage. Marrying the best bits of UK bass culture and great British songwriting, Troumaca occupy a musical space all of their own but are blessed with a sound that is instantly loveable.

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Tru Thoughts - Shapes CirclesArtist: Various Artists
Release: Shapes: Circles
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: R&B РFunk & Soul

Here is the latest double-album in the best-selling ‘shapes’ series now famous for a handful of remixes, upfront exclusives, and stone-cold classics.¬†The latest in Tru Thoughts‚Äô series of essential label compilations, compiled by A&R and label co-owner Robert Luis. ‚ÄúShapes: Circles‚ÄĚ brings the best of the current sound of the label across 30 tracks, including a handful of remixes, upfront exclusives – including a newie from brand new signing Titeknots, and an upfront album track from rising soul sensation Harleighblu – and cuts previously only available on other formats.

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Charles Murdoch - Weathered StraightArtist: Charles Murdoch
Release: Weathered Straight
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

Charles Murdoch, Future Classic’s latest signing, caught the attention with his remix for Flume’s Sleepless. Already having success in Mitzi, Charles Murdoch’s solo work exhibits his masterful knack for sophisticated, cerebral bass and house music. This year Charles Murdoch has began playing live and has already supported Lindstrom, Classixx, Lapalux, Nicolas Jaar, Shlohmo, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs’ and Future Classic’s show at Sydney Opera House. Dekire has been played over 80k times on Soundcloud.

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Ashestoangels - With tape and NeedlesArtist: Ashestoangels
Release: With Tape and Needles
Label: Dust Devil Sounds
Genre: Rock

With a fast growing fan base, now comes this brand new full-length release from Bristol based goth rock boys AshestoAngels, who make Goth/Alt rock/Metal/Electro, super loud guitar noise. For fans of AFI, My Chemical Romance, Aiden, Nine Inch Nails and Fearless Vampire Killers. ‘With Tape and Needles’ is produced by by Will Francis (William Control/Aiden), who has captured the band’s anthemic, stadium filling potential but retained the energy of the band’s live show. Ashestoangels¬†have built a big grass roots fanbase by constant live work. Full UK tour ¬†to follow in July.

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Believe New Releases w/c 19/08/13

August, 19th 2013 11:35

Burnt Deep Vol.1Artist: Various Artists
Release: Burnt Deep РA Deep House Mix Series
Label: Believe Housecrate
Genre: Dance РHouse РDeep

Burnt Deep is a brand new compilation series aiming to highlight the best in emerging, as well as established talent from the thriving deep house scene. The first in the series is mixed by Urban Torque label A&R Manager Leigh Morgan, whose 16-track compilation rolls through an eclectic mix of hypnotic grooves and deep house.¬†Having recently taken a break, this mix sees the start of Urban Torque’s re-launch for 2013. Carefully curated, Vol.1 includes contributions from some of the UK’s most exciting and emerging house labels, including Wolf Music, Tsuba, Moda Black & Southern Fried.

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Release: Gilles Peterson Presents Brownswood Bubblers Ten
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

Worldwide-famous curator Gilles Peterson delivers and distils again a stream of exciting tracks that have become fixtures in his playlists and DJ sets of late to create a suite of perfect bumps. The much loved broadcaster, record collector and DJ celebrates the tenth volume in his “Brownswood Bubblers” compilation series, recruiting yet another sterling cast of fresh talent from around the world. Artist featuring include Philip Owusu, an exceptionally gifted Danish singer-songwriter showcasing his brand new solo material,¬†Reginald Omas Mamode,¬†ESKA,¬†Moodymann and Paul Hill.

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Herve - Chronic EPArtist: Hervé
Release: Chronic EP
Label: Cheap Thrills
Genre: Dance РHouse РTech / Minimal

With his brand new ‚ÄėChronic‚Äô EP, Herv√© brings his trademark jacking bass house with a fresh hip hop attitude, smack bang into the present. Expect raw, underground, yet irresistible club music stripped back to the key ingredients that make you jack.¬†Since exploring all of his musical loves and influences with his recent output including the critically acclaimed album ‚ÄėThe Art Of Disappearing‚Äė (which features Maria Minerva, Niki & The Dove, Austra and Seasfire), Herv√© is returning to what he does best. Supported by Diplo, Steve Aoki, Benny Benassi, Kissy Sell Out, Crookers, Plump DJs, and more.

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Youan - Your Trust EPArtist: Youan
Release: Your Trust EP
Label: Minds On Fire
Genre: Dance – House

Announcing himself as one of the UK‚Äôs most exciting young producers with the success of his huge debut ‚ÄėGirl‚Äô EP, Youan is back with a new release this summer with ‚ÄėYour Trust‚Äô EP, released via Minds On Fire. Youan‚Äôs natural ability for producing irresistible house music has already won him admirers such as Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Mista Jam and B.Traits at Radio 1. Marking a progression in Youan‚Äôs sound, ‚ÄėYour Trust‚Äô sees the young producer add a new dimension to his song writing capabilities through the introduction of his own unique vocals and songwriting.

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Believe New Releases w/c 12/08/13

August, 12th 2013 12:38

PSB - Theme From PSBArtist: Public Service Broadcasting
Release: Theme From PSB
Label: Test Card Recordings
Genre: Alternative РElectronic / EBM

Public Service Broadcasting follow up their top 20 album with new single ‘Theme from PSB’. Public Service Broadcasting released their debut album ‚ÄėInform – Educate – Entertain‚Äô on 6 May 2013 through Test Card Recordings, entering the UK charts at #21. The accompanying album tour saw sell-out shows around the country, including Manchester’s Sound Control and 2 dates at London’s Village Underground. The next single taken from the album, ‚ÄėTheme From PSB‚Äô, is their summery, banjo-infused calling card which will soundtrack a string of festival slots around the UK.

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Troumaca - LayouArtist: Troumaca
Release: Layou
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance РBeats & Breaks / Electronica

With one foot in the dance world through the LV remix and one within the NME crowd with strong looks and hooks, whilst also on the 6 Music playlist, this EP seems like the beginning of a good story for Brownswood’s first pop signing. Named after a West Indian Village on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, Birmingham based Troumaca are as much a melting pot of sound as they are bound together by their longstanding heritage. Marrying the best bits of UK bass culture and great British songwriting, Troumaca occupy their own musical space but are blessed with a sound that is instantly loveable.

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Asgeir - Kings and CrossArtist:¬†√Āsgeir
Release: King and Cross
Label: One Little Indian Records
Genre: Alternative

Iceland’s biggest music export since Bjork releases his breathtaking debut international single – translated to English by John Grant. At just 21 years of age Icelandic singer-songwriter √Āsgeir has become a sensation in his domestic music scene – staggeringly, almost 10% of the Icelandic population now own his debut album ‘Dyrd √≠ dau√įathogn’ ‚Äď the English version, translated by John Grant, will be released worldwide in October as ‘In The Silence’.¬†‘King and Cross’ is the first single taken from the album and is a real statement of intent from this new Icelandic star.

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Dumb - RetinaArtist: Retina
Release: Dumb 
Label: One Beat Records
Genre: Alternative РIndie Rock / Alternative Rock

Dumb, who join Peace, Swim Deep and Superfood in the Birmingham revolution release their second single ‚ÄėRetina‚Äô following indie-hit ‘Dive’, which continues with an explosive riot of squalling guitars and cocksure attitude and distinguishes them from the rest of what their hometown is offering. Influenced by Pixies and cult American indie rock heroes Built To Spill, the band have caught the attention of the likes of NME and BBC Radio 1. Diligent, hard-working and musically dexterous, Dumb are about to establish themselves as one of the country’s most promising new bands.

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AIM Awards 2013: Nominees Announced

August, 7th 2013 12:50

PrintThe nominees for the AIM Awards 2013 have been revealed!

We’re pleased to announce that Believe have a number of key acts and labels featured across a handful of categories in this year’s list of nominees, details below.

The full list of nominees can be found over on the AIM website. Also, head over to Amazon to find a special Aim Awards Store with lots of featured music from all nominees, and listen to our Believe Nominees playlist below.


Independent Breakthrough of the Year: 
Public Service Broadcasting (Believe Recordings / Test Card Recordings)

Hardest Working Band or Artist: 
The Computers (One Little Indian Records)

Best Small Label: 
Alcopop! Records

Special Catalogue Release of the Year: 
Various Artists – Kenya Special (Soundway Records)

Golden Welly Award for Best Independent Festival: 
In The Woods (Run by Laurel Collective [Tape Club Records])

Independent Video of the Year: 
The Ramona Flowers РLust & Lies (Distiller Records)

Indie Champion Award: 
Gilles Peterson – BBC 6music (Brownswood Recordings)

Independent Track of the Year: 
Jagwar Ma РThe Throw (Future Classic)

Independent Album of the Year: 
Jagwar Ma РHowlin (Future Classic)
Public Service Broadcasting РInform-Educate-Entertain (Believe Recordings / Test Card Recordings)

PPL Award for Most Played New Independent Act:
The 2 Bears (Southern Fried Records)


Believe New Releases w/c 05/08/13

August, 5th 2013 12:08

Brookes Brothers - Carry Me OnArtist: Brookes Brothers
Release: Carry Me On
Label: Viper Recordings 
Genre: Dance РBreakbeat / Drum & Bass

Having already been selected as Zane Lowe’s prestigious “Hottest Record in the World” on BBC Radio 1 and added to BBC 1Xtra’s playlist, ‘Carry Me On’ sees the Brothers achieve the perfect balance of radio-friendly uplifting vibes that still keep the energy high on the dancefloor. Following their last two Radio 1 playlisted tracks ‘In Your Eyes’ (feat. Johnny Osbourne) and ‘Loveline’, ‘Carry Me On’ may yet turn out to be their biggest hit yet.¬†‚ÄúPutting together my set for Radio1‚Äôs Big Weekend and this one is straight in the box! ‚ÄĚ ‚Äď Zane Lowe (BBC Radio 1).

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Solomon Grey - Gen VArtist: Solomon Grey
Release: Gen V
Label: Black Butter Records
Genre: Dance РHouse

Solomon Grey make beautiful, epic music that echoes the turbulent, wild nature of their surroundings. Similar to the Postal Service, the duo spent over 3 years crafting a sound that spans across two hemispheres: writing in both the Irish coastal wilderness and barren Australian plains, enduring relationship strains and long travels, desolation and the beauty found within it. This is their debut release on Black Butter Records.

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Len - Steal My Sunshine RemixesArtist: Len
Release: Steal My Sunshine
Label: Four Ways To Rock
Genre: Dance РHouse

The perfect summer hit gets remixed! Pop remaster/remix Steal My Sunshine Remix EP along with several amazing DEEP HOUSE remixes by amazingly cool/hip DJ’s Junior Sanchez, Gina Turner and Alexander Technique. This iconic song from LEN is one of pops all time songs and is listed by Rolling Stone in the top 50 Best Summer Songs of all time. New and intersting mixes will now bring this to the clubs and a whole new audience.


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Freemasons TearsArtist: Freemasons
Release: Tears
Label: Freemaison Recordings
Genre: Dance РHouse

‘Tears’ has been the most eagerly anticipated Freemasons single for years. Re-uniting with singer Katherine Ellis (who featured on the Freemasons top 20 hit ‘When You Touch Me’), Freemasons have created an uplifting dance anthem that’s set to rule the summer. Spine tingling piano and string melodies combined with Katherine’s emotive vocal performance and the faultless production have already had Freemasons fans begging for a release date since late last year. The wait is over.¬†Support from Radio 1, Kiss, Dj Mag, Mixmag, The Sun and more.

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