Archives for the category ‘Believe Recordings’

Believe:LIVE at The great Escape @ Carousel’s

May, 12th 2015 14:39

BELIEVE:LIVE SHOWCASE AT THE GREAT ESCAPE

Friday 15th May
1pm – 8pm
Carousel’s, 216-225 Kings Road Arches, Brighton, BN1 1NB

TGE Poster 2015 (ZB)

We are proud to present our third annual showcase in conjunction with Believe Recordings, as part of The Official Alternative Escape at The Great Escape Festival 2015.

The showcase will take place at Carousel’s, the secret venue behind Brighton’s iconic carousel on the seafront. Running from 1pm to 8pm on Friday 15th May, the line-up features a top selection from Believe Recordings’ roster together with a special appearance from label friends Zola Blood.

The event kicks off with Parisian natives Camp Claude, then continues with Swedish singer-songwriter Andreas Moe (who recently supported John Mayor on his arena tour), 2015 ‘Ones To Watch’ Laurie Erskine aka Club Kuru, Meadowlark (who will be playing on the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury this year), hotly-tipped hip hop act The Age Of L.U.N.A. (backed by the likes of Semtex and De La Soul), and finishes off with electronic singer-songwriter Fyfe, who released his triumphant debut album earlier this year. Entry to the event will be free.

Line Up: 
14:00 – Camp Claude
14:45 – Andreas Moe
15:30 – CLUB KURU
16:15 – Meadowlark
17:00 – The Age Of LUNA
17:45 – Zola Blood
18:30 – Fyfe

For more information, join the Facebook event. Hope to see you there!

Gavin James music used on AA Advert

March, 28th 2014 14:33

If you haven’t already seen the AA (Automobile Association) advert then this is a fantastic opportunity to watch it! Our very own Gavin James’ track ‘Say Hello’ features in the advert.

To check out more of Gavin’s music head over to his SoundCloud page.

Breton – 15 Minutes

March, 6th 2014 18:19

Check out the video for Breton’s upcoming single ’15 Minutes’.

‘Post Tropical’ – James Vincent McMorrow (Out Now on Believe Recordings)

January, 13th 2014 19:05

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Post Tropical by James Vincent McMorrow is available now! Having been named Album of the Week by The Sunday Times, Amazon Mp3 and Zane Lowe on BBC Radio One, the LP contains singles such as ‘Gold‘ which was Zane Lowe’s Hottest Record last week and  hit Hypem’s top 15 most popular tracks on Twitter on the 1st day of release.  ‘Cavalier’, the lead song from the album also made it to Hypem’s top 10 most blogged about track before being featured  in the  BBC6 Music Playlist.  McMorrow’s haunting second offering is therefore definitely not something to miss.

Get your copy here:

  amazon      ITUNES
 

Black Books Premieres Music Video for “The Big Idea”

January, 19th 2013 20:21

Austin-based band Black Books, who signed with Believe Recordings in 2012, is premiering the music video for their song “The Big Idea” off their forthcoming LP. Music website My Old Kentucky Blog and the popular Austin, Texas news site Austinist are co-premiering the video, which is directed by Tim & Joe (Professor Green, Steve Mason, Black Lips).

“The Big Idea” will be featured tomorrow, Sunday, January 20, on the United States television show, “Californication.”

Watch the video on My Old Kentucky Blog here.

Watch the video on Austinist here:

Or watch the video below:

#londoncantakeit – Public Service Broadcasting’s Competition [VIDEO]

August, 20th 2012 16:28

Check out “#londoncantakeit”, PUBLIC SERVICE BROADCASTING‘s new fan video, and find out how to enter the competition to win some Public Service Broadcasting goodies here:

 

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Believe Recordings is Social!

April, 23rd 2012 20:41

Already the first player in the digital distribution in Europe, Believe Digital decided to develop artists of all kinds and more and created Indie record label, Believe recordings.

Believe Recordings is so far home to artists James Vincent McMorrow, Mina Tindle and The Rumour Said Fire.

They have just launched their Facebook page so head over there and ‘Like’ it to keep up to date with the label and its artists.

You can also follow them on Twitter.

James Vincent McMorrow – Special Edition of ‘Early In The Morning’

January, 24th 2012 18:26

James Vincent McMorrow

Special Edition of ‘Early In The Morning’ released February 5

UK Tour: February 15, Royal Festival Hall (sold out)

“Sounds both fresh and as if they’ve been in your head forever…McMorrow’s debut deserves its success” Q, ****

“The Irish songsmith’s haunting, soulful sound blossoms….he will be unstoppable” Guardian ****

“Vocals, lyrics and arrangements whose restraint and subtlety are totally at odds with the profound impact and resonance of his songs’ Sunday Times Culture

“Dusky vignettes on unseen and wondrous magic…gorgeous” NME

“Captivating…An arresting journey from emotional trials to aural pleasure” Uncut, ****

“His high, hoarse timbre is used to magnificent effect” Mojo, ****


Dublin’s James Vincent McMorrow will release a special edition of his acclaimed debut album, ‘Early in the Morning’, on February 5 (Believe Digital). This follows the Top 20 success of McMorrow’s new single, ‘Higher Love’, which currently soundtracks the LoveFilm adverts. James will now tour the UK in February, before playing a sell-out date at London’s Royal Festival Hall on February 15.

‘Early In the Morning’ has earned James an extensive fan-base and significant critical plaudits since its release in March 2010. The record has since gone Gold, been nominated for the Choice Music Prize – the Irish Mercury – and seen McMorrow spend the last two years touring the US and Europe extensively (stopping off at Glastonbury, Latitude and ‘Later…With Jools Holland’ along the way). This beautiful special edition of the record sees the addition of McMorrow’s most recent hit, ‘Higher Love’, as part of an extra disc of bonus tracks: these include live takes of the album track ‘We Don’t Eat’ and Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game’, together with the gorgeous ‘We Are Ghosts’.

The success of ‘Early In The Morning’ is far removed from the slow-but-steady route McMorrow took when making music. Having begun his career drumming in hardcore bands, James dropped out of college and spent his teens laboriously teaching himself how to sing and write songs: four years were dedicated to simply learning his craft, whilst making ends meet pushing trolleys at an airport. McMorrow later accepted the offer of a six-month stint in an isolated house by the Irish Sea, where his songwriting finally flourished. An album quickly emerged inspired by everything from Donny Hathaway to the dark, turn-of-the-century narratives of John Steinbeck and F. Scott Fitzgerald. As his recent success is a testament to, James’ pursuit of perfectionism was worth the wait.

 

February 8 – Liverpool – Masque

February 9 – Gateshead – Sage

February 10 – Sheffield – Plug

February 11 – Bristol – Fleece

February 12 – Oxford – Academy

February 13 – Norwich – Arts Centre

February 15 – London – Royal Festival Hall *sold out*

James Vincent McMorrow on the LOVEFiLM advert

December, 12th 2011 14:52

James’s cover of the Steve Winwood song, Higher Lover, was selected last month by LOVEFiLM to be the sound of their November and December television ad campaign.

‘I stumbled across it after I saw him on Later with Jools Holland. Straight away I knew this was the right track for us, so I started digging. As it turns out, James and his record company are great people as well as great musicians. Because the best thing about all this is that proceeds from the use and sale of this track are going to a charity in Ireland called Headstrong.’ – Simon Morris, LOVEFiLM 

Have a listen to James’s unique and haunting version below.

Headstrong is a charity dedicated to changing the way Ireland thinks about young people’s mental health. Silver Lining, Headstrongs charity album went on sale back in May. A combination of James’ donation and funds raised from the sale of the album come to €20,000 so far.
Head over to their website to read more about how James has been helping the Charity, and to find out what you can do.

Buy you copy of Silver Lining here

 

 

James Vincent McMorrow Rough Trade In-Store Ticket Competition (October 18)

October, 11th 2011 18:39


James Vincent McMorrow Rough Trade In-Store Ticket Competition (October 18)

New Single: ‘We Don’t Eat’ / ‘Higher Love’ out November 13

“Sounds both fresh and as if they’ve been in your head forever…McMorrow’s debut deserves its success” Q, ****

“The Irish songsmith’s haunting, soulful sound blossoms….he will be unstoppable” Guardian ****

“Vocals, lyrics and arrangements whose restraint and subtlety are totally at odds with the profound impact and resonance of his songs’ Sunday Times Culture

“Dusky vignettes on unseen and wondrous magic…gorgeous” NME

“A captivating debut…An arresting journey from emotional trials to aural pleasure” Uncut, ****

“His high, hoarse timbre is used to magnificent effect” Mojo, ****

James Vincent McMorrow has announced details of an intimate London in-store performance at Rough Trade West, to take place on October 18. This will coincide with the limited vinyl release of ‘We Don’t Eat / Higher Love’, which is available exclusively at Rough Trade in conjunction with the charity Headstrong. ‘We Don’t Eat’ will see a wider release on November 13.

We Don’t Eat video:

 

How to enter – Having sold out the likes of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the ICA and St Pancras Church in the capital, tickets for this one-off set are sure to go fast. To that extent, every day until Monday, two pairs of tickets will be given away via Twitter: to enter, just tweet “@jamesvmcmorrow @roughtradeshops #Jamesvincentmcmorrow instore let me in!” This is the only way to guarantee entry to this 50-capacity performance, which is not to be missed.