Archives for November, 2014

DJ Mag: Best of British 2014

November, 26th 2014 13:57

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We’re really proud to be associated with many of the nominations for this year’s DJ Mag – Best of British Awards. See the nominations below for acts and labels Believe work with:

  • Best Label: Tru Thoughts
  • Best Album: The 2 Bears – ‘The Night Is Young’ (Southern Fried)
  • Best Compilation: Various – ‘We Are 18’ (Hospital)
  • Best Tune: Rockwell – ‘I Need U’ (Shogun Audio)
  • Best Remix: Zara MacFarlane – ‘Move (Atjazz Remix)’ (Brownswood), Djrum – DAM (Akkord Remix)’ (2nd Drop), Joker – ‘Purple City (Swindle Remix)’ (Kapsize)
  • Best Breakthrough DJ: Pedestrian
  • Outstanding Contribution: Fatboy Slim, Goldie

For the full list of nominations and to vote, head over to djmag.com.

Have a listen to our nominations playlist here!

Waves – Out Now!

November, 24th 2014 18:48

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Waves is a brand new compilation series profiling the best in cutting-edge electronic music. Curating tracks from forward-thinking labels such as Black Butter Records, Future Classic, Tru Thoughts, Bad Life, and Numerology Records, Waves, Vol.1 is mixed by fast-rising producer and DJ, Murder He Wrote.

Following releases on Skint Records, Wah Wah 45s, Numerology, and his own Kasenote imprint, Murder He Wrote brings his fresh approach and deft mixing skills to open the Waves compilation series. Having been handpicked by Benga and a team from the British Council to play Cape Town Electronic Music Festival and produce in Red Bull Studios earlier this year, Murder He Wrote’s had a busy 2014 producing numerous remixes and playing a selection of festival gigs (Soundwave Croatia), amongst releasing his own material which has picked up radio support from Radio 1, 1Xtra, Rinse, 6Music and NTS.

Expertly mixed by the Brighton based newcomer, Murder He Wrote winds through blissful electronic beats from Lost Midas, Fakear, Sailor & I, Qtier, and PyrĂ©nĂ©es, before he steps up the groove with cuts from Lucatwana, Bodhi and heavier hitters from Black Butter’s Gorgon City, Eats Everything and Kidnap Kid. Blog-favourites Catching Flies bring the pace back down, before Future Classic favourites Flume and Hayden James provide a soulful finale.

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Believe New Releases wc 24/11/2014

November, 24th 2014 17:17

 

frank turner artArtist: Frank Turner
Release: The Third Three Years 
Label: Xtra Mile Recordings 
Genre: Folk 

The third instalment of Frank Turner’s self-compiled collection of material that does not feature on his studio albums over the last 3 years. The Third Three Years features previously unreleased demos, radio sessions, b-sides, cover versions, duets, live tracks and one-off side projects, plus artwork by Frank including personal touches such as photos and pictures since The Second Three Years. 

The past three years have seen Frank raise from the underground to becoming a household name – selling out Wembley Arena, playing at the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games and headlining an UK arena tour. This is a unique document of one of Britian’s rare talents.

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moonyArtist: Moony 
Release: Deep Love EP
Label: Bass Clinique Ltd 
Genre: Dance 

Bass Clinique is proud to present Moony’s debut release on the label.
This 4 track E.P brought to you by Moony, will definitely have you reminiscing on yesteryears House & Garage vibe.
These Bassline bullets are unique in their own way. Fusing the old school feel with the new school character in a way that only Moony seems to deliver.
This release is geared up to do a lot of dance floor damage this summer.

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fred v grafix unrecArtist: Fred V & Grafix
Release: Unrecognisable 
Label: Hospital Records 
Genre: Dance  

Featuring the Fred V vocalled single ‘Recognise’, as well as the Radio One playlisted ‘Forest Fires (feat Etherwood), the album ‘Recognise’ was nominated for ‘Album of the Year’ at the Independent Music Awards – alongside the likes of London Grammar and The Arctic Monkeys.

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zara gold ringArtist: Zara McFarlane 
Release: Plain Gold Ring
Label: Brownswood Recordings 
Genre:  Jazz 

***MOBO BEST JAZZ ACT AWARD WINNER 2014***

“Her ‘If You Knew Her’ album, is a lovely listen unto itself, but we’ve been particular wowed by the remixes it’s spawned.” – Spin

‘Plain Gold Ring’ is released digitally on the 24th November on Brownswood Recordings and is the fourth single from Zara McFarlane’s highly acclaimed second album ‘If You Knew Her’ and her first since being crowned MOBO Best Jazz Artist 2014 and features a remix by Kjell Anderson.

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Believe Digital Sign Deal With TV3 (Catalan Television)

November, 21st 2014 17:15

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Believe Digital is the distributor for one of the most prestigious international Telethons.

“La Marató de TV3” is a charity program of  TV3 (Catalan Television) where funds are raised for research for diseases without cure. Each year is dedicated to a different disease and the previous 9 editions have raised more than €131 million  positioning itself among the most prestigious international Telethons.

For the past 9 editions  La Marató edits an album yearly (only in physical) that have become an absolute tradition and a best seller at Christmas (last 2 years reaching over 200.000 sales). Many artists have become part of this unique project, for example Alejandro Sanz, Il Divo, Montserrat Caballé, Laura Pausini, Miguel Bosé, Lluis LLach, Alexandra Stan, Manel, Estopa, and Els Pets.

On this year’s edition, for the first time we will release digitally the album of “La Marató” and its previous 9 albums. We are very proud to announce that  Believe Digital has signed a deal with TV3 in collaboration of Play Solutions to distribute this amazing project for the first time. Discover this unique project on  iTunes.

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Believe sponsoring The Ultimate Seminar 2014

November, 19th 2014 18:16

seminar sWe’re an official sponsor and the first independent distributor to be involved with The Ultimate Seminar taking place Saturday 22 November.

The Ultimate Seminar inspires and enables attendees to learn valuable business skills, to gain insight into their chosen field and benefit from networking opportunities. Established music professionals with considerable credibility lead each panel and share inspirational experiences with The Ultimate Seminar attendees, encouraging individuals to set personal goals and realise their own objectives and ambitions.

Stephen King, CIO Believe Digital UK, will be part of the panel ‘Knowing Your Business’ at 11:45 – 12:45 PM alongside  Chris Panayi  (Accountant, Snow Patrol), Simon Long  (Lawyer, Laura Mvula), Nick Mathews  (Agent CODA), Hiten Bharadia  (Publisher), Riki Bleu ( Music Management), Faye Hoyte  (Marketing Virgin). To find out more information about the event please click here.

 

New Compilation Releases

November, 19th 2014 16:31

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Release: Brownswood Bubblers Eleven 
Label: Brownswood 
Genre: Dance / Beats and Breaks 

Gilles Peterson and Brownswood Recordings return with the latest instalment of the much loved Bubblers Series… Brownswood Bubblers Volume 11. 

Known as something of a musical clairvoyant Gilles Peterson has built an unparalleled reputation for unearthing hidden gems and new and exciting talent over the course of his amazing career. 

Bubblers has established a great reputation over the years for providing a platform emerging talent from the Worldwide underground. 

Bubblers Alumni include …Flying Lotus, Tall Black Guy, Mayer Hawthorne, Lone, Bullion, Floating Points & Fatima, New Look, Dam Funk, Jamie Woon, Electric Wire Hustle, Flako, Nick Mulvey, Submotion Orchestra and many many more…

We have created an exclusive playlist on RDIO with the best picks off all the Bubblers series, click here to listen.
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Release: Music from Planet Earth: A Soundway Collection
Label: Soundway Records 
Genre: World 

‘Music from Planet Earth’ is compilation of music selected from some of Soundway Records’ current roster of active artists. More than ever in 2014 the moniker ‘world music’ seems redundant. A term used to lump everything that isn’t from a certain place or sung in a dominant language into one category that receives less attention from nearly all mainstream music media is an unhelpful one to say the least.

Soundway Records aims to support new (and old) music that doesn’t always fit into a convenient genre. That could be a band based in London formed of musicians from 6 countries making hybrid pop music sung in a Nigerian dialect. It could be music made in South Africa by five people of completely different age, race and background. It could be synth-funk sung in Spanish and English by a New York native of Cuban heritage. It could be made by an English producer who hooked up with purveyor of psychedelic cumbia from Bogota and put together a super-group of Colombian session players. Or an Angolan-born Portuguese producer based in Lisbon working with MCs, dancers and musicians from Nairobi, Luanda and Newcastle. A collective of Aucklanders with backgrounds as diverse as Nigeria, Trinidad and Sudan rocking crowds and making music in New Zealand. Surrealist Electronica with Arabic vocals from Brittany by way of Brooklyn or Spanish / Sri Lankan experimental sound textures forged late at night in Camden Town.

Call it anything, we might not have the answers just please stop calling it ‘world music’.

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Release: Zen Classical 
Label: BnF Collection 
Genre: Classic

We selected for you the best of relaxing music that will make you enjoy a moment of grace. Find the most beautiful pages of zen music from the French National library recordings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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havana cultura
Release:  Havana Cultura Mix: The Soundclash
Label: Brownswood Recordings 
Genre: World

‘In 2009, there was ‘Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura’ followed by a remix album. After that ‘The Search Continues’ (2011) and then ‘Mala In Cuba’ (2012). Now we have ‘Havana Cultura Soundclash!’, a compilation of collaborations between Cuban vocalists/musicians and unsigned artists from around the world. 

All projects have brought musical exchanges to Cuba – with its illustrious yet traditional music scene – a nation where rhythms (salsa, rumba) exist as the lifeblood of its people; where access to new music is limited, barely any broadband internet service and decent home studio technology is rarely affordable. Despite this, Havana boasts a solid homegrown hip-­hop scene and vibrant nightlife ruled by reggaeton, with house, techno, EDM, dubstep, trap and moombahton breaking through. 

Besides, cultural exchanges are the essence of electronic music. Cuban rhythms (especially Afro-­Cubano) trace back to the heart of dance music – from disco through to Chicago house and beyond – cross-­pollination is what keeps it moving forward, so what’s wrong with bringing electronic music to a nation that in a way helped birth it? 

This is what ‘Havana Cultura Mix -­ The Soundclash’ is all about. After sieving through thousands of entries to a remix competition, 10 artists from all over the world (UK, Germany, Hungary, Holland, South Africa, Russia, Switzerland, Chile and Cuba) were selected by Gilles and his Brownswood production partner Simbad to travel to Cuba to work in the studio with hand-­picked singers, rappers, percussionists, brass and key players to put together an album. 

The result is 12 tracks that not only shine a spotlight on electronic artists to watch, but showcase untouched talent within a tropical, vibrant place such as Cuba; a rare window into this enchanting country with a slow economy characterised by rum, vintage cars and cigars. 

Shining through on the album from Cuba is the spine-tingling star quality of Daymé Arocena and the ferocious rap quality of Barbaro and El B. Elsewhere there are stunning diva harmonies from Sexto Sentido and the supple male vocal chords of Los Niches, while a range of ambidextrous Cuban instrumentalists, from collectives like Interactivo, can be heard spilling rhythms and spraying melodies all over each and every record. 

From the electronic side, there’s the UK funky touch of Rukaiya Russell and footwork soul of Russia’s Raumskaya; the refined production sensibility of Chillum Trio (Hungary) and rambunctious riddims of South Africa’s Seu Seppie as well as house, trip-hop, trap, minimal tech funk, distorted dubstep and more from noi5er (Chile), Teipah (Chile), Kerkstra (Holland), DJ MonoKey (Germany), Merlin Cornu (Switzerland) and Kike Wolf (Cuba). 

In combining these two worlds – the preservation of Cuba and the innovative realm of electronic music – Gilles, Havana Cultura and their artists not only twist traditional forms to create something new, they give musical evolution a little nudge forward in the process.

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Hollingbury Hawks Under-8 team: In for the win!

November, 14th 2014 17:51

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The Hollingbury Hawks under-8: A busy young team!

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for the Believe sponsored Hawks.

First, the National Mini Soccer Cup final at Wembley in London where they got to touch the FA cup – yes the real FA cup (!) and the England teams kits in the dressing rooms. That made for an inspirational day!

They had an excellent first game winning 4-1 but sadly lost the second game 3-2 to a very physical but talented side from Bolton.

Moving on to the following week, it was clean sheets as Hawks beat Lewes Bridge Orange team in two games. The results were 5-0 and 7-0, an excellent display all round.

Prior to the game, the boys observed a minute of silence in respect for Remembrance Sunday on November 9th and conducted themselves impeccably.

We are very proud at Believe to see our young team wearing their shiny new kits, displaying Believe and our partner sponsor BozBoz.

Congratulations boys, keep it going!

 

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Believe Recordings’ Releases 10/11/2014

November, 11th 2014 17:03


jvmArtist: James Vincent McMorrow 

Release: Post Tropical (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Believe Recordings 
Genre: Alternative 

““So sonically audacious, visually stunning and meticulously modern as to recall Kanye West” The Times *****

“Profound and unexpected…a singular style that barely sounds as if it’s from this world” Mojo ****

“With its deliberate, languorous pleasures, this is an album to live with, settle with and be crisply rejuvenated by” Pitchfork

“A richly textured, hip-hop influenced odyssey” Esquire

James Vincent McMorrow has premiered a brand new song, ‘You Know’, the latest piece of new material following critically-acclaimed second record ‘Post Tropical’ along with the announcement of a deluxe version of the album which will include previously unreleased material, remixes and live tracks being released this autumn. Released in January, ‘Post Tropical’ has since been made Album Of The Week at Radio 1 and 6Music, was voted an album of the year by readers of The Guardian, and has seen a sold-out European tour (including a London show at the Barbican). Following slots at Latitude, Coachella and Sydney Opera House (which he sold out twice), McMorrow headlines Shepherds Bush Empire on October 5 as part of an extensive European and US run of dates heading into the end of this year. James also made a recent guest appearance at Duke Dumont’s debut live show at London’s Oslo (the two have recently collaborated in the studio). 
Both ethereal and warm, soulful but still, ‘You Know’ is a tribute to McMorrow’s life-long love of classic hip-hop and R&B, which can be felt across early singles ‘Cavalier’ and ‘Gold’, and contribute to the general reinvention of ‘Post Tropical’. The album title, much like the idiosyncratic ‘You Know’, is deliberately “warm and familiar, but there’s something there that’s maybe not quite what you think it is.”
A deluxe edition of Post Tropical will be released digitally on 10th November, which will include the full standard album plus the following bonus material: 
1. When I Leave (bonus track)
2. You Know (bonus track)
3. New Romancers Ft. Moors (bonus track)
4. Red Dust (live / solo version) 
5. All Points (live / solo version) 
6. Cavalier (1975 remix) 
7. Cavalier (DPAT remix) 
8. Glacier (Atu remix) 
Having since been released to widespread acclaim, ‘Post Tropical’ follows James Vincent McMorrow’s platinum-selling debut album, ‘Early in the Morning’ – which also reached number 1 in Ireland, picked up a Choice Music Prize nomination, and led to breakout hit ‘Higher Love’. ‘Post Tropical’, however, was recorded in just three weeks on a pecan farm half a mile from the Mexican border (which the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House and Animal Collective have all called home). James recently uploaded some new works-in-progress (notably the Hype-Machine-topping ‘When I Leave’), suggesting that – whatever ‘Post Tropical’ actually is – there might just be more on the way.
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bretonArtist: Breton

Release: War Room Stories (Deluxe Edition)
Label: Believe Recordings 
Genre: Alternative 

”The group serves as a reminder to the fact that guitar music – indie, really – is still relevant, and still deserving of our undivided attention.” CLASH

”Dancefloor-friendly and just the right side of leftfield.” The Guardian

Creative electronic five-piece Breton return with two new songs, ‘Titan’ and ‘Parthian Shot’, to accompany the reissue of their highly-rated LP ‘War Room Stories’, set for release on 10th November 2014 on their own label Cut Tooth via Believe Recordings. 

Devised while touring Europe with Local Natives and Foals in 2013, the brand new material will appear alongside the original ‘War Room Stories’ and exclusive bonus tracks. The two new tracks are a telling demonstration of both Breton’s range of influences and their command of their medium. ‘War Room Stories’ artfully employed the Macedonian Radio Symphonic Orchestra, whilst the new tracks were produced by processing live instruments into samplers using Native Instruments Maschine — the hip-hop beatmaker’s hardware of choice. Lead vocalist Roman Rappak describes his love of the technology: “One of the things we love about guitars is that they are pure chaos, and never sound the same way twice. So a sampled guitar is this exact moment of chaos, repeat perfectly. It feels like the exact middle ground between a guitar band and a producer project.”

Roman explained that ‘Titan’ is “about feeling connected to a building, or it being part of your life, and then having it taken away.” It’s a bittersweet slice of indie as stark synth chords and vocals are tied together with a delicate background of violin strings. Co-produced by Antoine Gaillet, whose credits include co-writing M83’s ‘Before the Dawn Heals Us’ and mixing on their masterwork ‘Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming’, his collaboration with them was a pleasure for the band: “He is incredibly interesting to work with, because he has this instinct for a balancing things that are captured in a studio as a live recording with an almost scientific level of production detail.”

Taking inspiration from an old Iranian military tactic of the same name – a manoeuvre of great skill where a rider would turn around on his horse while retreating and fire a deadly shot at their pursuing enemy – ‘Parthian Shot’ is described by the band as “the most cinematic thing we’ve made for ages.” An early chorus is teased but withheld before samples of crowd footsteps are mixed with sombre piano and guitar which fade into a drum machine beat backed by choir samples and heartfelt vocals from Rappak. “It’s the last track we’ll release for a while,” explains Roman, making the track a symbolic Parthian Shot of their own. 
Breton’s reputation as a must-see act comes from their initial performances in squat parties and in their South London all-purpose base – dubbed BretonLABS. Initially performing live because it was more practical to project their film work behind them at music venues, the band quickly developed a dedicated following, with their intense live shows travelling by word of mouth to music journalists, who purposely travelled to Elephant and Castle’s old Natwest bank building to meet the band. 

After closing themselves off in Funkhaus, a broadcasting building located in the industrial Mitte district of Berlin, to produce their second album, the band’s mass communication medium has led to their gracing the stages of Europe’s biggest festivals. Vielles Charrues, Rock am Ring, Ibiza Rocks and the world renowned Pitchfork Festival in Paris have all hosted Breton’s intense and visually striking live performances.
The physical Deluxe Edition of ‘War Room Stories’ comes in a limited edition double CD featuring previously unseen tour pictures and a much coveted PDF of all the band’s lyrics to date ¬– revealed in print for the first time in one collection. To promote the release of the Deluxe Edition of ‘War Room Stories’, Breton are embarking on a European tour ending with a much anticipated homecoming gig at London’s Heaven on the 2nd December.

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paumaArtist: Pauma

Release: Sink or Swim 
Label: Believe Recordings 
Genre: Alternative 

Hotly tipped newcomers PAUMA are set to release their debut EP, Sink Or Swim. Already capturing attention from Jon Kennedy, Steve Lamacq and BBC 6 Music, the London four-piece bring a warming Californian glow to characteristically British alt-rock. 

The Sink or Swim EP features production and mixing by Richard Wilkinson (Bombay Bicycle Club, Hot Chip, Saint Raymond, Adele) and is set for release on 10th November 2014 through Believe Recordings (James Vincent McMorrow, Breton, Fyfe, Aquilo).

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Believe Digital Announces Global Distribution Deal With Leading Indian Label Aditya Music

November, 3rd 2014 15:23

ADITYA-LOGO.jpLeading Independent Distribution Company Believe Digital is pleased to announce the signing of one of India’s largest regional record labels Aditya Music India to their roster. The deal is for distribution in International markets for all major stores especially iTunes (Including India Store), Spotify, Amazon, Deezer, and Pandora.

Aditya Music (India) Pvt. Ltd., is one of India’s most reputed companies in the Music and Entertainment space. Aditya Music enthralls the music lovers of South India through its rich repertoire of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada Film songs together with Carnatic Classicals, Devotional and Folk Songs. Their catalogue is the largest music archive in the Telugu film industry (known as Tollywood, the second biggest film industry after Bollywood in India), from Evergreen hits to the latest new releases. The devotion and passion of Aditya Music has made it possible for them to occupy a greater foothold in the music industry transforming themselves into one of the top five Indian Independent labels till now. As part of their continuous growth strategy, they have acquired prestigious catalogues of other top labels.

Their adaptability to the emerging trends and their readiness to adopt technological changes have taken them to the forefront of the music industry. The company is home to some of South India’s greatest singers, musicians and composers including S.P. Balasubramanyam, P.Susheela, Chitra, Yesudas, S.Janaki, Illayaraja, K.V.Mahadevan, Chakravarthi, Koti, Devi Sri Prasad, A.R.Rahman, and Mani Sharma, to name a few. The Label currently works with all Telecom Operators, Radio Stations, Online & Mobile Music Services and is a premium partner of YouTube, being one of the top viewed channels.

Mr. Aditya Gupta, Head of Music Business at Aditya Music (India) Pvt. Ltd. said: “We are extremely happy to be collaborating with Believe Digital who is among the best in this business. We have very ambitious plans along with Believe to take music enjoyment levels to unprecedented levels through a whole array of initiatives. This partnership shall result in worldwide releases across all major services benefitting everyone in the industry – producers, artists, music stores and most importantly the customer/music Lover. The deal is part of our aggressive plan to strengthen digitally.”

Believe Digital, founded in 2005, has become a leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists and labels. They have opened over 29 offices worldwide in LATAM, Asia, Europe and US, and are home to the likes of Nettwerk, World Circuit, Soundway Records, Skint Records, One Little Indian and more. In India, where its operations are ran from the Mumbai office, Believe Digital works with over 50 Labels including Saregama, Rajshri, Think Music, Ultra, Video Palace, and Simran Music Industries. Aditya Music is the latest in a string of key signings for the company.

Sylvain Delange, Believe Digital’s Head of Sales Asia said: “We are very excited to start working with such a renowned company. This partnership is another significant step towards the recognition Regional Indian Music deserves on a global scale. Regional Music, like Telugu and Tamil, are very important for any digital music platform and with Aditya Music, we will be able to cater to a large Telugu music loving audience and beyond”.

Vivek Raina, Believe Digital’s Country Manager for Indian Sub Continent added “Working on Indian Regional Music is a key strategy for Believe in India and worldwide and this deal has strengthened our position in the regional space. Our entire Indian team is fully dedicated to enhance the way regional content is available globally and how users access it”.

Believe New Releases w/c 03/11/2014

November, 3rd 2014 12:15



RBL Poppy Appeal SingleArtist: Joss Stone feat. Jeff Beck
Release: No Man’s Land (Green Fields of France)
Label:The Royal British Legion / Believe / Kartel
Genre: Pop

Grammy and Brit Award singer Joss Stone has teamed up with guitar legend Jeff Beck to record this year’s official Poppy Appeal single. The single is a cover of ‘No Man’s Land (Green Fields of France)’ originally recorded in 1976 by Eric Bogle, which poignant remembers First World War soldier Willy McBride.The folk track is given a soulful makeover to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War and to raise funds for the 2014 Poppy Appeal.  
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Skepta It Ain t SafeArtist: Skepta (feat. Young Lorde)
Release: It Aint’ Safe
Label: Boy Better Know
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap, Music

It’s no secret that Skepta has been going in a different direction with his music since his critically acclaimed 2012 mixtape ‘Blacklisted’. As of late Skepta has comfortably positioned himself in his own creative space, unrestricted to boundaries.

September 2014 saw Skepta and Young Lord take to the stage at two exclusive East London shows to perform ‘It Ain’t Safe’. They have created worldwide anticipation for the release of the single and now it’s finally here!!

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Little Comets The SanguineArtist: Little Comets
Release: The Sanguine
Label: The Smallest Label
Genre: Alternative – Indie Pop

The EP comes ahead of the band’s highly anticipated third album ‘Hope Is Just A State Of Mind’ – released via The Smallest Label on February 16th 2015.

From papal infallibility and the release of fatherhood (Ex-Cathedra) to assisted suicide (The Assisted), Little Comets once again tenaciously engage with topics not often discussed in mainstream music, whilst maintaining a sweetness of sound that could shake apples from even the most ugly of trees.

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saint saviourArtist: Saint Saviour
Release:  In The Seams
Label: Surface Area
Genre: Pop – Singer Songwriter

‘In The Seams’ is the stunning second album from Saint Saviour – the solo project of Becky Jones, previously lead singer with The RGBs and who fronted and co-wrote the singles on Groove Armada’s Grammy nominated album ‘Black Light’.

Collaborating on this new album with Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral), it is a marked departure from her 2012 debut ‘Uncut’ – stripping back and laying bare the beautiful song-craft of an artist clearly in her prime. The result is a selection of twelve delicate and heart-felt, folk-infused tracks woven into ‘In The Seams’ – full of lush strings, softly plucked guitars and tender vocals.

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The JacquesArtist: The Jacques 
Release: pretty DJ
Label: 25 Hour Convenience Store
Genre: Alternative – Indie Rock / Alternative Rock

The Jacques are the bastard teenage love child of cockney guitar pop and just about anything that came out of New York during the early ‘00s. Two sets of brothers, all 16-21, they charge with their Britpop bayonets against the modern view that rock and roll with clever lyrics is dying. Brought up on a diet of The Strokes, The Ramones, The Jam, The Lemonheads and Elvis Costello, they brought their own brand of noisy pop punk to festival stages across the summer, most recently at Hyde Park in London, where they supported The Libertines.

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