Archives for October, 2013

Believe New Releases w/c 28/10/13

October, 28th 2013 09:56

ESRR Remix packshotArtist: Fatboy Slim & Riva Starr
Release: Eat Sleep Rave Repeat
Label: Skint Records
Genre: Dance – House – Progressive

Fatboy Slim makes an enormous return to the Skint fold teaming with Riva Starr and topped off with Calvin Harris on remix duties! Eat Sleep Rave Repeat! Huge support across the air with massive support from the biggest name DJs the world over. Fatboy Slim tells the story of the track: “Me and Stef (Riva Starr) were out vinyl shopping in Williamsburg, Brooklyn earlier this year when we met this dude ranting in the street about some 3 day bender he had been on (and possibly still was….). We hooked him into our Serato and chopped him up into a tune. I just wish we’d caught his full name”.






Grass house album 100 x100Artist: Grass House
Release: A Sun Full and Drowning
Label: Marshall Teller Records
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop

London/Yorkshire four piece Grass House release their hotly anticipated debut album ‘A Sun Full and Drowning’, recorded at Monnow Valley Studios in Waleswith with producer Jim Anderson (Cold Specks, The Twilight Sad, 2:54). International tastemakers from Pitchfork to Q, Clash to The Fly have tipped Grass House for big breakthrough success in 2013 with stand-out singles ‘And Now For The Wild’, ‘Spinning As We Turn’ & ‘I Was A Streetlight’ and their special brand of outsider pop showcased on this gorgeous first record.





maribou state truthsArtist: Maribou State
Release: Truths
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance – Leftfield

Following the ‘Tongue’ EP released to much applause earlier this year Maribou State are back with the sublime ‘Truths’ EP. If you want an indication of where the band are heading then this EP is it. Refined and sublime, this is the band’s evolution in real time. Four solid tracks make the release; ‘Blue Sunday’, ‘Hollow Grove’, ‘Moon Circles’ and ‘Truths’ – all hold their own as stand alone tracks yet carry an instantly recognisable thread of the style Maribou State are pioneering throughout. Following on from ‘Truths’, the next step for Maribou State will be the deliverance of their highly anticipated debut LP.

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Soundway RemixedArtist: Various Artists
Release: Soundway Remixed
Label: Soundway Records
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica

Soundway Remixed is a long overdue digital round-up of most of the remixes issued on the label over the past 11 years. The compilation features remixes by label artists such as Quantic, Drumtalk, Chico Mann, Batida and the Busy Twist alongside a list of names from the more inventive and open-minded side of modern dance music culture. From ‘tropical bass’ to afro electronica and ‘Caribbean house’ the selection veers heavily on the uptempo party side of the spectrum whilst maintaining an experimental approach to tropical music that the label has always championed.

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Discovery 2 Halloween Special with The Holden Girls

October, 21st 2013 18:41

Oct-31-eflyerHalloween Special Feat  Morain + Little Brother Eli + Franco and the Dreadnought + Holden Girls

Thursday 31st October
AAA (under Archangel)
11 – 13  Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP
Doors: 8pm  Show starts: 8.15pm
£5 Ticket Links  Door £7
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The Discovery 2 Halloween Special features Little Brother Eli who combine the excitement of old skool hip hop and an injection of good old rock n roll, Leeds indie rockers Morain, Mancunian singer-songwriter Franco and The Dreadnought, and ambient, dream pop and shoegaze from Holden Girls plus DJ Delphi.

Holden Girls are a Cambridgeshire quintet who, after a few line up changes, have settled on Connor Browne, Luke Cowan, Owen Kennedy, Alex Brown and George Fletcher. Their oldest member not yet 16, since the addition of Alex and George the group has assumed a tighter and more textured live sound. Moments of dreaminess and noisier, intense sounds define their set. Their distinctive sound draws on anything from Low to Mogwai, Talk Talk and Cocteau Twins, with Browne’s vocals compared to Ian Curtis’ deep croon. Slate The Disco describe them as “a complex mix of ambient, dream pop and shoegaze”.

Believe New Releases w/c 21/10/13

October, 21st 2013 09:29

ytArtist: Gavin James
Release: Remember Me
Label: Believe Recordings
Genre: Pop – Singer Songwriter

Recorded in London’s Metropolis Studios with producer Tom Nichols, the uplifting title track ‘Remember Me’ off his debut EP is the perfect introduction to the 21 year-old Dubliner’s sublime voice and gift for a timeless melody. Despite his tender years Gavin is already a veteran of Dublin’s thriving singer-songwriter circuit, having spent the past three years establishing himself as one of Ireland’s most exciting up-and-coming talents. Last years’ debut EP ‘Say Hello’ (an Irish only release) entered the Irish iTunes album charts at No.1, after which he coolly went on to pick up the Choice Meteor Award earlier this year (the Irish Mercury Prize) for Song Of The Year with the title track.





malaArtist: Mala
Release: Como Como (Theo Parrish Remix)
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica

Cult Motor City producer Theo Parrish (Sound Signature / 3 Chairs) maintains the languorous, dreamy vibe of Mala’s original but opens out the groove, allowing the South Londoner’s warm sub-bass to flex its muscle. The bass weight is tempered by deep, mantric keys; the soft choral vocals of Sexto Sentido; and Dreiser’s spiritual incantations. 2012’s ‘Mala In Cuba’ saw the Mala head out to La Isla Grande for an album’s worth of dubstep-meets-salsa hybrids. The project’s since become one of Mala’s most successful endeavours to date, garnering praise from unexpected quarters and spawning a host of live dates across the globe.






whalesArtist: Whales in Cubicles
Release: Wax & Feathers
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Recorded at Monnow Valley Studio with producer Nick Mailing and mixed by Simon Barnicott ‘Wax and Feathers’ is a haunting slice of nostalgia that questions whether man’s search for freedom is paradoxically another form of his own self­ imposed imprisonment. Taken from the anticipated debut album due for release in early 2014, London UK three-piece Whales In Cubicles are bringing back grunge-pop to much hype and acclaim.






houArtist: Blatta & Inesha
Release: Surface Tension
Label: Bad Life
Genre: Dance – House

In a small village at the foot of Mount Etna in Sicily, Dario Blatta and Ignazio Inesha have spent the last twelve months locked away, utterly devoted to their magnus opus: Surface Tension. As if channeling the volcanic heat directly into their productions, this stunning debut is Blatta & Inesha’s love letter to techno. It’s a life-long love affair that has become an obsession for theses two extraordinarily talented Italian producers. The progeny of this addiction is their first LP and they have achieved a remarkable feat; crafting a dance record which is as captivating on your headphones as it is hypnotic on the dancefloor.


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Watch the New Video for ‘Smile’ by The Drowning Men

October, 18th 2013 10:00

The Drowning Men - SmileTo mark their return to the UK, The Drowning Men are releasing a mini EP including lead track ‘Smile’ (taken from current album ‘All of the Unknown‘), plus 3 b-sides including an Exclusive Track, a Roky Erikson cover and a track taken from their (US only released) debut album.

‘Smile’ EP will be released on November 4th through Borstal Beat Records.

Watch the video below and pre-order the EP here:


Listen to James Vincent McMorrow’s new single ‘Cavalier’

October, 16th 2013 15:51

‘Cavalier’ is the first single to be taken from Believe Recordings artist James Vincent McMorrow‘s forthcoming album ‘Post Tropical’.

Pre-order James’ forthcoming album ‘Post Tropical’ on iTunes and you’ll receive an instant download of ‘Cavalier.’ ‘Post Tropical’ is set for release on January 10th in Ireland, 13th in UK & EUR and 14th in US & Canada.

Pre-Order on: iTunes | Amazon | Official Store

Believe New Releases w/c 14/10/13

October, 14th 2013 11:20

Harleighblu - Forget Me NotArtist: Harleighblu
Release: Forget Me Not
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: R&B – Funk & Soul

21-year old singer with an outstanding soul voice – the buzz is growing around, who Mistajam has dubbed “the new queen of hip hop soul”. It was Rodney P who first championed Harleighblu to Tru Thoughts A&R Robert Luis last year, and he has also signed up as the support act for her upcoming album launch show in October. Having been snapped up for a record deal, Harleighblu’s debut album ‘Forget Me Not’ is set to launch a sparkling career, if the early hype is anything to go by: upfront tracks have had heavy tastemaker support from Trevor Nelson & Craig Charles.




Kevin Devine - BulldozerArtist: Kevin Devine
Release: Bulldozer
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

One of two new albums released the same day by Kevin Devine. Crowd-funded through a record breaking Kickstarter campaign, comes Bulldozer – Devine’s solo album laced with electric folk-rock and pop ballads produced by frequent collaborator Schnapf. Features Isobel Campbell from Belle and Sebastian on guest vocals. The second album ‘Bubblegum’ features 12 tracks showing Kevin’s punkier roots, as shown by first single Private First Class. Kevin tours the UK and Europe in Jan/Feb 2014 with many of the shows already on their way to selling out.





Tindersticks - across six lepa yearsArtist: Tindersticks
Release: across six leap years
Label: Lucky Dog
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

Tindersticks announce 20th anniversary album, recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios featuring 10 new versions of songs from throughout their history. 2013 is a landmark year for Tindersticks who turn 21 this year. In this time they have recorded nine studio albums, composed music for films, museums, fashion shows, and have toured the world. Tindersticks wanted to mark this special anniversary year in some way, to connect this history with what they have become. After much discussion they entered the legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road recorded ‘Across six leap years’.

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Teitur - Story MusicArtist: Teitur
Release: Story Music
Label: Arlo and Betty Recordings
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop

Stunning new full-length from double Danish Grammy award winning artist Teitur. Featuring arrangements by legend Van Dyke Parks and wunderkind Nico Muhly, a full sonic range of music, prefaced by the indie folk radio single ‘Rock and Roll Band’ – this is now Teitur’s sixth album. Will be supported by a seven-date Danish tour in September, followed by a European tour in October/November, South American tour in December, European tour in February, and a North America tour in March 2014.



Future Classic & Flume win at Australian Independent Music Awards

October, 11th 2013 17:28


Future Classic won Best Australian Independent Label at Wednesday nights’ Australian Independent Music Awards, with label act Flume also claiming four awards, in what was a great night for the pioneering label and producer alike. Details below – more info and the full list of winners can be found over on

The 2013 Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards winners:

Best Independent Label: Future Classic

Best Independent Artist: Flume

Best Independent Album: Flume “Flume”

Best Independent Dance/Electronica Album: Flume – “Flume”

Best Independent Dance/Electronica or Club Single: Flume – “Holdin’ On”

Believe New Releases w/c 07/10/13

October, 7th 2013 10:00

Breton - Got Well SoonArtist: Breton
Release: Got Well Soon
Label: Believe Recordings
Genre: Alternative

Breton have announced the release of new single ‘Got Well Soon’ on their own imprint label Cut Tooth, through Believe Recordings. It’s taken from their second album which is scheduled for release in February 2014. The song was recorded, along with the whole album, at Funkhaus Studios in Berlin. Alongside the single, Breton have announced four low key dates for fans in November and December in Sydney, London, New York and Montreal following a support tour  with Local Natives throughout October and a special show supporting Foals at Zenith in Paris on 14th November.

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Artist: Mickey Lightfoot
Release: To Kill a Flockin Bird
Label: Peckish
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica

Mickey Lightfoot’s latest project is influenced by a record collection that incorporates the 90’s hip hop of his older brother, the garage influences of ML‘s formative years and the Ghanaian Hi-Life, and Luther Vandross filtering  through the walls from his parents’ stereos – The result is his new EP ‘To Kill a Flockin Bird’. The EP features DarqEFreaker , a regular Danny Brown collaborator, on lead single L.O.S.T, as well as Tell Me Something with much hyped singer/producer Azekel.






stubborn heartArtist: Stubborn Heart
Release: Stubborn Heart
Label: One Little Indian Records
Genre: Dance – Electro

A steadily growing word-of-mouth hit Stubborn Heart’s effortless future electronic soul has struck a note with fans and critics alike, drawing comparison with artists like Talk Talk, The XX, Radiohead and SBTRKT. Here the Deluxe album version includes hit remixes from the likes of The Invisible and Walter Ego to add to their acclaimed debut album. Stubborn Heart scooped the ‘Album Of The Year’ gong at the Gilles Peterson Worldwide Awards at the beginning of 2013, beating off stiff competition from the likes of Frank Ocean, The Invisible and Bobby Womack to take the top spot.


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sirensArtist: Dub Mafia
Release: Sirens
Label: DubMafiaCentral
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks / Electronica

The seven-pieced Dub Mafia blend drum & bass, dub, dubstep, bashment, breakbeat and world music into their own unique sound (with a strict policy of ‘no backing tracks’ – ever). The group receive rave reviews wherever they play – from sweaty clubs to packed festivals. Fronted by singer Eva Lazarus, the band have won over countless fans over the last year, including show stealing performances on the main stage at Outlook in Croatia (Europe’s biggest drum & bass festival), the Matscher Au Reloaded festival in Northern Italy and a special guest slot in Romania supporting the legendary LTJ Bukem.





diaries of hopeArtist: Zbigniew Preisner
Release: Diaries of Hope
Label: New Music Productions
Genre: Classic – Modern Compositions

One of the most celebrated film composers of his generation, Preisner is best known for his scores for the films of Krzysztof Kieslowski (Dekalog, The Double Life Of Veronique, Three Colours Blue, White, Red) and for Requiem for my friend, his moving tribute to Kieslowski. The idea for Diaries of Hope came from Preisner’s visit with Kieslowski to the Museum Yad Vashem in Jerusalem where the composer saw the exhibition dedicated to children who were victims of the Holocaust.




Believe Digital Hosts TĂ©lĂ©popmusik at New York City’s CMJ Festival

October, 4th 2013 19:55

The Believe Digital U.S. office is happy to announce a CMJ Music Marathon showcase headlined by France’s TĂ©lĂ©popmusik (Splendid Music).  Believe is partnering with Cameo Gallery and Free Williamsburg (a local Brooklyn, NY blog) to curate the show on October 19 that also includes French electronic act Dream Koala (also on Splendid Music) and TĂ©lĂ©popmusik collaborator Betty Black (Kid Recordings).

It will be TĂ©lĂ©popmusik’s first gig in the U.S. since the group’s latest release this past June.

The showcase will kick off at midnight on October 19, the last night of CMJ Music Marathon.