Archives for August, 2015

Believe New Releases 28/08/2015

August, 28th 2015 13:05


Artist: Ryan Hemsworth

Release: Afterglow
Label: Secret Songs
Genre: Dance

Ryan Hemsworth shared a new song today. “Afterglow” is the first original track from the producer this year. Hemsworth plays guitar, sings, and works behind the boards, while Keira McArthur adds cello parts. The tune begins hushed and lovely, like a children’s lullaby; gradually the beat incorporates more and more power.

 

 

 

Artist: Owiny Sigoma Band
Release: Nyanza
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: World

A complex, constantly evolving, musical relationship now in its fifth year, the project has seen the band producing music in both Kenya, for their self-titled 2009 album, and in London with the second Power Punch LP. The group features Nyatiti master Joseph Nyamungu and Lou percussionist Charles Owoko, both from the Nyanza Province in Western Kenya, as well as London-based musicians Tom Skinner (drums), Jesse Hackett (vox/keys) and Louis Hackett (bass).

 

 

Artist: Compilation
Release: 20 Years Of Being Skint
Label: Skint Records
Genre: Dance

20 Years of Being Skint celebrates our rich history of brassic beats.

Established in 1995 as a sub-label to our infamous Loaded Records, Skint quickly became a major player in the independent music scene, releasing a massive range of underground classics and chart hitting anthems.

To celebrate the Anniversary of the label we’ve delved into the archives and plucked out our finest moments as well as pulling in new armoury that continues the tale of big beats.

 

 

Artist: Shit Present
Release: Shit Present
Label: Specialist Subject
Genre: Alternative – Punk

Originally started as solo project for Great Cynics’ bass player Iona Cairns. After playing a few solo shows at the end of 2014, she teamed up with Ben Cottam (OK Pilot) to drum on some recordings produced by her brother, Ali in their parents’ garage. The recordings were then passed on to Thom Weeks (Gnarwolves) and Fitzy Fitzgerald (Smith Street Band) who added their parts to complete the EP as we now hear it. Five tracks of brilliantly written poppy punk rock about relationships, anxiety, growing up with Iona offering an honest and refreshing female perspective.

 

 

Believe New Releases 21/08/2015

August, 21st 2015 12:59


Artist: Midnight To Monaco

Release: Suicide
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Dance

They cut the Suicide record on the same vintage Neve console as The Beach Boys and The Mamas and the Papas.

Midnight To Monaco is Canadian vocalist Ricky Ducati and Australian Empire of the Sun songwriter/producer Donnie Sloan. Ducati on vocals. Sloan at the controls. Their sound is a lifetime of influence. Their name is Midnight to Monaco.

 

 

Artist: Beach Slang
Release: Bad Art & Weirdo ideas
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Genre: Alternative

We’ve been waiting for a while and finally it’s here. Over the past two years Beach Slang have proved themselves as a band who can write memorable songs, share that energy live and create a community of like-minded fans but they’ve always been missing one important element: An album. Luckily the band’s full-length The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us is the culmination of their collective career and picks up where their two critically acclaimed 7-inches, 2014’s Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street and Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken? left off. The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us will be out October 30, 2015.

 

 

Artist: Dayme Arocena
Release: Don’t Unplug My Body
Label: Brownswood Recordings
Genre: Latin Jazz

Daymé Arocena, the rising Cuban Santeria priestess, continues to amass a loving following far and wide from her infectious exuberance apparent in her devotion to music and performance. At just 23 years old, the singer, composer, arranger, choir director and band leader is a skilful, charismatic presence in Cuban music. She sings the chants and song repertoires, but also absorbs music of any kind, particularly jazz and Cuban neo-soul.

 

 

Artist: Wrongtom
Release: Possessed
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Reggae

Just in time for Summer, Wrongtom emerges with a new EP on Tru Thoughts to take over the airwaves and sound systems across the festival season and beyond. Out 21st August with an eerie, Ouija board-inspired theme, the ‚ÄúPossessed EP‚ÄĚ continues in the spirit of his series of ‘Wrongtom Meets’ projects, boasting collaborations with Tippa Irie, JC Lodge, The Ragga Twins, Desta Zion, The Correctional Horns and Deemas J as well as a bonus cut from his long-standing live reggae/dub collective the Stoneleigh Mountain Rockers.

 

 

Believe New Releases 14/08/2015

August, 14th 2015 13:01


Artist: James Vincent McMorrow

Release: How To Waste A Moment 
Label: Faction Records
Genre: Alternative

How To Waste A Moment’ is a fresh new track from James Vincent McMorrow.

In a message to his fans, James said: “Wasted moments. We had a lot of them. Even though I believe I‚Äôve done the right thing at the time, when I look back I realize I actually made my life a lot more difficult. Not an uncommon tale. I rarely learn anything from the mistakes, in fact if I went back I‚Äôd probably do the same stuff all over again.”

 

 

Artist: Billie Black
Release: The Simplest Pleasure
Label: BBLK Records
Genre: Dance – Beats/ Breaks

Billie Black today released her third EP ‚ÄėThis Simple Pleasure‚Äô via her own label BBLK Recordings. The EP sees Billie exploring a more alternative electronic sound with production from Soundcloud wunderkinds Mura Masa, Sam Gellaitry and Salute.

Sharing a manager with Mura Masa she found herself introduced to Soulection, HW&W, Moving Castle and the other collectives making new sounds from the bones of Trap Music. Perseverance in contacting her three favorite producers from that world paid off and she sees this EP as the start of a journey to an album in 2016.

 

 

Artist: Yard One
Release: When Elements Collide
Label: Tact Recordings
Genre: Trip Hop

The collaborative guise of London-based producer Jordan Bruce and Manchester s Larry Jones, Yard One was formed in 2014 when the pair remixed Dutch producers Esther Duijin & Steady Douglas on Tact Recordings. Founded by Jordan Bruce and Richard RJ Fletcher in 2011, the duo have used the label as a platform for their own productions under Yard One and Adventures in Daydreams respectively when not hosting the likes of Mr. G, Tevo Howard, Rick Wade, Oli Furness and Isherwood.

 

 

Artist: Bangers
Release: Bird
Label: Specialist Subject
Genre: Punk

Cornish punk weirdos are back with a new full length! Following 2013’s Crazy F****** Dreams (on Beach Community) and the limited Mysterious Ways cassette (written and recorded in 48 hours in August 2014). Bangers will release their third album this August on their own label Specialist Subject. Ten tracks of catchy punk rock with an ever increasing emphasis on ‘rock’. Bird runs deep with dissatisfaction with modern life, questioning reality and focusing on where the lines blur between non-fiction and science fiction.

 

 

 

Aim Awards 2015: Nominees Announced

August, 12th 2015 13:05

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Believe are proud to be one of this year’s¬†sponsors of the AIM Awards 2015, and is sponsoring the category for Independent Label Of The Year.

With the nominations being announced last night, Believe have a number of acts and key labels featuring, see below.

To view the full list of nominations, head over to the AIM website.

 

 

Best Small Label

High Focus

Special Catalogue Release Of The Year

Bjork – Coloured Vinyl Catalogue Reissue

Best ‘Difficult’ Second Album¬†

The 2 Bears (Southern Fried Records)

Hardest Working Band or Artist

Little Comets (One Little Indian)

Independent Album Of The Year

Bjork – Vulnicura (One Little Indian)

Best Live Act

To Kill A King

 

 

Believe New Releases 7/08/2015

August, 7th 2015 17:03


Artist: Don Andriano

Release: Party Adjacent 
Label: Xtra Mile Recordings
Genre: Dance

 

Xtra Mile Recordings is excited to announce the release of ‘Party Adjacent’, the second full-length by Alkaline Trio’s Dan Andriano ‚ÄĒ from his solo project Dan Andriano In the Emergency Room. ‘Party Adjacent’ marks the beginning of a new chapter to the Emergency Room story. Produced by Jeff Rosenstock, formerly of Bomb the Music Industry, Andriano is joined by a backing band of Jeff, Kevin Higuchi of The Jeff Rosenstock Band and Mike Huguenor of Hard Girls to fantastic effect. With influences ranging from Thin Lizzy to Elvis Costello to Billy Bragg, Party Adjacent is obviously one of those rare records that is built by an artist’s singular vision and augmented by exactly the right collaborative team.

 

Artist: Astrid Williamson
Release: We Go To Dream
Label: One Little Indian
Genre: Alternative

There is a definite theme of change and reinvention to Astrid Williamson’s life since her 2011 album Pulse broke fresh new ground for the singer-songwriter and, following an extended period as a studio collaborator and touring musician with Dead Can Dance, she returns with a brand new album of her own. We Go To Dream, explores Astrid’s need to keep pushing the boundaries of her work.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Yard One
Release: When Elements Collide
Label: Tact Recordings
Genre: Trip Hop

The collaborative guise of London-based producer Jordan Bruce and Manchester s Larry Jones, Yard One was formed in 2014 when the pair remixed Dutch producers Esther Duijin & Steady Douglas on Tact Recordings. Founded by Jordan Bruce and Richard RJ Fletcher in 2011, the duo have used the label as a platform for their own productions under Yard One and Adventures in Daydreams respectively when not hosting the likes of Mr. G, Tevo Howard, Rick Wade, Oli Furness and Isherwood.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Bangers
Release: Bird
Label: Specialist Subject
Genre: Punk

Cornish punk weirdos are back with a new full length! Following 2013’s Crazy F****** Dreams (on Beach Community) and the limited Mysterious Ways cassette (written and recorded in 48 hours in August 2014). Bangers will release their third album this August on their own label Specialist Subject. Ten tracks of catchy punk rock with an ever increasing emphasis on ‘rock’. Bird runs deep with dissatisfaction with modern life, questioning reality and focusing on where the lines blur between non-fiction and science fiction.

 

 

 

A Thank You from Lee!

August, 6th 2015 16:00

Recently, as you may be aware, Lee has been taking part in a number of different cycling events. These events have varied in length and difficulty, testing both his stamina and strength. On Sunday 2nd August Lee completed his final challenge, Prudential Ride London.

He has spent the majority of his time outside of work training and raising awareness for these events, so would like to thank everyone who donated and came to show support. There is still a chance to DONATE to the charity that Lee has been cycling for at his VIRGIN MONEY PAGE.

The reason Lee started the fundraising was to help the Last Night A DJ Save A Life Foundation in their efforts to support the War Child charity. So the money he raised will go towards helping this charity continue their good work with children.

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