Archives for October, 2015

Believe New Releases 30/10/2015

October, 30th 2015 09:00


Artist: Brolin

Release: The Delta
Label: Megastomo Records
Genre: Dance – Leftfield

Debut album from UK artist Brolin, includes singles Swim Deep and Nightdriving. Brims with shimmering beats and heartfelt melodies, carried by reflections, observations and a yearning nostalgia. Co-produced by Ninja Tune’s Raffertie.

Although the album was written in the comfort of Brolin’s living room, ‘The Delta’ is all about escapism of the mind and the wonders of travel. From the stark realism of northern England to the vibrant heat of Barcelona, experiences and perceptions weave through Brolin’s song writing as he touches upon anxiety, hope, optimism, and the occasional desire to disappear somewhere else.

 

 

Artist: Beach Slang
Release: The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us 
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Genre:  Indie Rock

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: British Sea Power
Release: Sea Of Brass
Label: Golden Chariot Records
Genre: Alternative

Having toured Britain with full, competition-standard brass orchestras, including a sell-out night in the main hall at London’s Barbican Centre, British Sea Power – described by The Sunday Times as “the best band in Britain” – now present ‘Sea Of Brass’, a new studio album born out of these live brass-backed shows.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Missio
Release: I Don’t Care About Even You
Label: Missio
Genre: Electronic EBM

aised in Colorado, in 2013 Missio moved into a classic Airstream trailer in order to work on his music – uninspired and distracted by the chaos of living in a huge city. He describes how this move elicited an incredibly creative period for him, saying: ‘I became inspired to create songs about my experiences, past and present, giving no thought to oppositions outside of my own mind’.

 

 

 

 

 

YouTube Red Launches with Believe Digital Partnership

October, 26th 2015 14:25

YouTube Red Image NewsletterOn Wednesday 21st October Google unveiled YouTube Red at YouTube Space in Los Angeles.

YouTube Red is a subscription service that lets you enjoy videos across all of YouTube without ads, while also letting you save videos to watch offline on your phone or tablet and play videos in the background.

We’re delighted to inform you that through our committed partnership with Google and YouTube, Believe Digital’s entertainment and music content will be available on the service.

YouTube Red is set to launch on 28th October, costing $9.99 a month with a one-month free-trial. It is currently only available in the US, but will be made available in further countries in due course. The subscription service also provides access to Google Play Music, and it replaces YouTube Music Key that has been in a public beta testing.

A standalone YouTube Music app will also launch soon, gathering official and fan-uploaded music videos into one place. YouTube Red subscribers will be able to sign in to the app and benefit from ad-free videos and offline listening. YouTube Music will run alongside YouTube Kids and YouTube Gaming as separate apps for the most popular video categories on the service.

As always, Believe Digital strive to deliver content to a plethora of leading streaming and download services, and are extremely pleased to be able to continue our YouTube partnership with the new YouTube Red service.

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Believe New Releases 23/10/2015

October, 23rd 2015 09:00


Artist: Hot 8 Brass Band

Release: Vicennial
Label: Tru Thoughts
Genre: Funk & Soul

New Orleans Hot 8 Brass Band toast their 20th Anniversary in typical roof-raising style, with a series of releases and live dates to celebrate this significant and incredibly hard-won milestone. At the centre is Vicennial 20 Years Of The Hot 8 Brass Band, a special album mixing brand new tracks with newly recorded classic Hot 8 material, this jubilant LP finds the band on the form of their lives.

 

 

 

 

Artist: HayBaby
Release:Sleepy Kids
Label: Tiny Engines
Genre: Indie Rock

Somewhere between the art punk of Blonde Redhead and Sonic Youth, the classic indie rock of The Pixies and The Breeders and the attitude of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Haybaby impatiently reside. The band also sprinkles a little bit of sludge and noise pop into the mix and balances their raw energy with deceptive and captivating melodies. There are brilliant structures at play here as Haybaby deftly allows these songs to create their own personalities. The band can be in your face with lyrical realness one moment while the next finds them casually sneaking a beautiful line right past you.

 

 

 

Artist: Dexter Story
Release: Wondem
Label: Soundway Records
Genre: World – African

 

On his debut Soundway Records release, Story distils his diverse background in soul, funk, jazz and folk idioms into his own unique and worldly voice. Borrowing from Ethiopia, Eritrea, Sudan, Somalia, and Kenya, this collection of East African-influenced music is a testament to Story’s decades of dedication to artistic excellence.

“Wondem is a unique collection of songs inspired by my passion for and immersion into African music and culture over my career” says Story. “This body of work came about as I began to compose and arrange for Todd Simon’s Ethio Cali, an emerging ethio-jazz ensemble in Los Angeles. Wondem means brother in Amharic and I felt a strong brotherly connection to Ethiopia during the process.”

 

 

Artist: Pleasure Beach
Release: Dreamer To The Dawn
Label: Faction
Genre: Indie Pop

Pleasure Beach are a five piece who create a sound which transcends the sum of its parts. Coming together in Belfast over a shared love of music and the spirit of collaboration from different musical backgrounds, they create anthemic songs brimming with yearning and wide-eyed reverie that feel simultaneously earnest and larger than life.

They will be releasing debut EP Dreamer To The Dawn on October 23rd via Faction Records, home of James Vincent McMorrow & Jape, showcasing three original tracks.

 

 

 

Believe New Releases 16/10/2015

October, 16th 2015 09:00


Artist: Alela Diane

Release: Cold Moon
Label: Believe Recordings
Genre: Alternative

Singer/songwriter Alela Diane and guitarist Ryan Francesconi have uniquely collaborated to create Cold Moon. The two musicians talked at a friend’s show in October 2014, chatting about how they were both experiencing creative standstills. Ryan was lacking inspiration to make more instrumental music, and Alela was at a loss for how to dive into writing a new record after the birth of her daughter. A few days later, Ryan asked Alela if she would be into collaborating and then sent her several recordings of intricate, beautiful guitar pieces. Alela listened on repeat while staring out the window at the changing leaves, initially unsure how to sing even a note over what she heard. Eventually, something clicked. Words came first, and with words, melody followed. Throughout the winter, Alela made trips across town to Ryan’s house to woodshed the songs over cups of tea. Before they knew it, they had a record–a collaboration of voice and guitar with intangible moods and resonances–a collection that calls you to reflect and be hopeful.

 

Artist: Nicola Cruz
Release:Prender El Alma
Label: ZZK Records
Genre: Dance

“like a world of its own, like a space and time from the future, but also solidly grounded in the past.” – the Fader

Following his collaboration with Nicolas Jaar’s Clown & Sunset label, Ecuadorian-based producer Nicola Cruz has self-produced and self-recorded this landmark album.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Radiator Hospital, Martha
Release: Split 7” EP
Label: Specialist Subject
Genre: Indie Pop

Philadelphia’s lo-fi, indie, pop, rock band Radiator Hospital are coming over this autumn for an extensive UK tour with Martha! What better way to commemorate the occasion than releasing a new split 7″?!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Summer Heart
Release: Nothing Can Stop us Now
Label: Sommarhjärta
Genre: Indie Pop

It’s not so often that a band’s name truly reflects their sound, but when it comes to Swedish lo-fi solo artist Summer Heart (David Alexander), you can expect just that; hazy, sun-bleached tracks that are the perfect anthem to remembering hot July nights filled with skinny dipping and sleeping in.

 

 

 

 

 

Believe on Tour!

October, 14th 2015 17:59

leigh in south africa

Recently Believe UK have been travelling to some global hotspots to keep in touch with the industry’s goings on. There have been many conferences happening over the last few months and certain members of our team have been attending to share their thoughts.

Leigh Morgan, Director of Trade Marketing recently attended Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference, while he was there he lead a Keynote interview discussing streaming vs downloads and how the industry is changing. During the conference there were various panels and interviews based around topics like streaming, artist brand and image, music partnerships and the state of the Cape Town music industry.

Also, Stephen King our Chief International Officer recently spent a month in Australia and New Zealand attending various conferences. In August Stephen landed in Auckland attending Going Global Music Summit discussing The Digital Service Environment.

Following on from this Stephen then attended Big Sound, discussing Digital Distribution in Brisbane.

Also commencing today, Amsterdam Dance Festival. Attending from our UK office will be, Lee Morrison General Manager, Tom Coulling Head of Electronic Sales and Leigh Morgan Director of Trade Marketing.

Believe New Releases 09/10/2015

October, 9th 2015 08:50


Artist: Lost Midas

Release: WAVES
Label: Believe special marketing
Genre: Electronic

LA based producer and multi-instrumentalist Lost Midas curates and mixes a new compilation for online tastemaker WAVES.

Following on from last year’s compilation mixed by Murder He Wrote, WAVES presents a new handpicked 16-track mix from rising LA artist Lost Midas. Spanning skittering, electro-tinged beats, glossy instrumental hip-hop and summer-prepped house, Lost Midas weaves together underground gems from the likes of XO, Quantic, MOTSA, Alex Session, Big Wild, Salute, and James Welsh, as well as two of his own recent productions.

 

 

Artist: EofE
Release:EofE
Label: Cream Record Corp
Genre: Rock

After a prolific year of relentless touring and three epic singles, Black Country 5-piece EofE have become one of the most hotly-tipped newcomers with their thunderous brand of pop rock. Following their explosive performance at Download Festival the band are now set to unleash their colossal self-titled debut album via Cream Records.

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Protoje
Release: Ancient Future
Label: Mr Bongo
Genre: Reggae Roots

Protoje will release his third album, ‘Ancient Future’ in the UK on October 16th through Mr Bongo Records.

Protoje along with his long time band and collaborators, The Indiggnation, are at the forefront of what is being described as the “Reggae Revival” currently happening in Jamaica. Considering Protoje’s heritage his place in the revival is unsurprising, his father was a calypso king from St. Vincent known as Lord Have Mercy and his mother the successful reggae singer, Lorna Bennett.

 

 

 

Artist: Ryan Hemsworth
Release: Taking flight
Label: Secret Songs
Genre: Dance

Off the heels of his Just Rap Tour with Tommy Kruise and several festival plays this summer, Ryan Hemsworth is back today to announce his forthcoming collaborative EP with Seattle-based producer Lucas. The EP, which revisits a kindred sonic palette to 2014′s Alone for the First Time, will be the first body of his own work that Ryan has released through his Secret Songs label.

 

 

 

 

 

Believe New Releases 02/10/2015

October, 2nd 2015 09:30


Artist: Gavin James

Release: 22
Label: GS Believe
Genre: Pop Singer / Songwriter

Featuring Biffy Clyro’s Simon Neil on guitar and mixed by Spike Stent (Massive Attack, Frank Ocean, Haim), ’22’ is Gavin James’ most personal and affecting release to date. The track was written in response to being bullied at school, and the desire to escape an outsider-status once you’re older (“And I remember the cold cold morning / And I remember the rainy afternoons / When I was dreaming that I was 22”). Originally recorded as part of James’ ‘Live at Whelans’ album, ‘22’ has emerged a coming of age in more ways than one.

 

 

Artist: Tony Momrelle
Release: Keep Pushing 
Label: Reel People
Genre: Soul

‘You’re time is here,’ wholeheartedly sings Tony Momrelle on the opening track of his towering new album Keep Pushing.

Keep Pushing has been coming. Pieced together over the past two years after the game-changing release of EP Fly forced many to reassess Momrelle’s artistic profile, it is a broad yet revelatory work. As singer, songwriter and co-producer, Momrelle has delivered his clear vision – a vision wedded to contemporary soul as much as it is to soulful music, full stop.

 

Artist: Soul Chef
Release: Good Vibes
Label: Delicieuse
Genre: Alternative

Delicieuse Records signed his first Hip Hop release!
SoulChef is a Producer from Auckland, New Zealand. His music is a smooth and versatile blend of Jazz, Soul and Hip-Hop. Many famous artists (Declaime, Akin Yai, Blezz, Awon..) feature on this album.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: LMK
Release: Musical Garden
Label: Soulbeats Records
Genre: Reggae

LMK is a young and talented singer who deals with Reggae, Dub or Hip-Hop Music. Through all her songs, she defends a peaceful art of living.