Posts tagged ‘New Music’

Tradiio: New Features

August, 5th 2016 11:33

Tradiio is a music app which enables fans to discover and subscribe directly to their favourite artists with small monthly payments. In exchange, artists provide exclusive releases, behind the scenes content and experiences to bring their fans inside their creative process and journey as an artist.

In exchange, artists provide exclusive releases, behind the scenes content and experiences to bring their fans inside their creative process and journey as an artist.Whilst boasting all the features of a conventional streaming service (playlisting, curation etc.), the platform looks to provide all the tools needed to maximise artist revenues. These include ‘subscriber only’ options for track streaming, locked content sharing as well as each artist being assigned a personal manager to educate them on current best practices.

Recently Tradiio have made some changes to their platform, improving their user interface and functionality.

Check out their website to see more!

Believe New Releases 11/12/2015

December, 11th 2015 09:08


Artist: Lizzo

Release: Big Grrrl Small World
Label: BGSW
Genre: Hip-Hop

Detroit-born, Houston-bred rapper Lizzo follows her debut album, 2013’s ‘Beak and Olson-produced ‘Lizzobangers’ with ‘Big GRRRL Small World’, exec-produced by BJ Burton (Bon Iver, Low, Tallest Man on Earth). Burton’s influence is especially strong on the album’s quieter moments, which swell with gospel organ progressions and astronomical blips and bloops. Elsewhere you will find plenty of throttling bass-driven rap throwdowns like “Ain’t I” and the confessional first single, “Humanize”.

 

 

 

Artist: Charles Murdoch
Release: Point
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Alternative

Charles Murdoch releases his eagerly-awaited debut LP ‘Point’, on Future Classic. Lead new single “Privacy” features Melbourne’s Oscar Key Sung – the third track to be taken from ‘Point’, following previous cuts “Straws” and “Frogs”.

‘Point’ is an album of treasures, featuring vocals from Ta-ku, Oscar Key Sung, Wafia, Hak, KUČKA and Chloe Kaul – making it a beautifully diverse masterpiece from start to finish. Previous album selects “Straws” and “Frogs”, setting the tone for the full-length.

 

 

 

Artist: Jeen Bassa
Release: Time Waves
Label: 22a
Genre: Dance – Down Beat

In his dynamic mixes, we’ve heard Vangelis to Shuggie, and Delia Derbyshire to Sergio Mendes. Now, we hear more of Jeen Bassa’s universal and dextrous style in his third release for South London family, 22a; Time Waves is a straight-to-the-point, 10 track EP that mixes up slo-mo, mechanised funk with hues of neon soul and blue, jazz notes.

 

 

 

 

Artist: Wild Palms
Release: Ennio
Label: One Little Indian Records
Genre: Alternative

Enfield boys Lou Hill, Gareth Jones and James Parish grew up together and formed an early incarnation of the band, Lou then met Darrell Hawkins whilst studying at Brighton University and completed the line-up. Academic duties fulfilled they all moved back to north London en masse and set about recording their acclaimed, post-punk leaning debut Until Spring.

 

 

 

 

 

Believe New Releases 27/11/2015

November, 27th 2015 09:05


Artist: Rockwell

Release: Obsolete Medium
Label: Shogun Audio
Genre: Drum & Bass

After five years of releasing the most breathtakingly refreshing electronic music currently in the UK, Rockwell is readying his debut long player ‘Obsolete Medium’ for release through Shogun Audio. Fusing the boundaries between drum & bass, trap, hip hop, house and cinematic soundscapes, there’s no mistaking the sound of Rockwell, bringing the most intricate production to dance floors across the world whilst trailblazing his own definitive direction.

 

 

 

Artist: Various Artists
Release: Pope Francis, Wake Up! 
Label: San Paolo
Genre: Inspirational – Christian

An exceptional collection of 11 tracks, ranging from Gregorian to rock, from Latin to Contemporary with eclectic shades, containing antiphons and sacred hymns of the Christian musical tradition, reimagined by contemporary composers and some excerpts of Pope Francis’ speeches directly from Radio Vaticana Sound Archives.
The Pontiff, in the Album, addresses universal issues, discussed in his catechesis and encyclicals, such as Peace, Nature, Poverty, Faith, Family…

 

 

 

 

Artist: Fufanu
Release: Few More Days To Go
Label: One Little Indian
Genre:Alternative

“It is an entirely new band, even though it feels the same,” considers ‘slyph-like’ singer, Kaktus. “There was no certain moment when we realized that this was our sound. We just liked what we were doing and kept experimenting. From Roskilde Festival 2013 onward, the idea of a new sound for us was born – although leaving techno was not the outcome we imagined. We started to write new music with more live instruments, but still kept on using all of our synths and drum machines. It all happened really naturally.”

 

 

 

 

Artist: Skies
Release: If You Feel Like It
Label: LAB Records
Genre:  Indie Pop

SKIES released their eagerly anticipated debut EP ‘If You Feel Like It’ via LAB Records on 27 November 2015. Drawing comparison to the likes of CHVRCHES, The 1975 and Paramore, SKIES deliver huge choruses and honest lyrics amongst their unique blend of addictive indie synth pop. Preceded by singles ‘Feel Like It’ and ‘Leave Me,’ the band showcase a rockier edge, whilst retaining their trademark anthemic singalong choruses.

 

 

 

 

Believe New Releases 6/11/2015

November, 6th 2015 09:00


Artist: The 2 Bears

Release: The Night Is Young
Label: Southern Fried Records
Genre: Dance

A year after The 2 Bears served up their latest and greatest full length, Southern Fried Records revisit its brilliant constituent parts and have a fantastic roster of producers remix them. Label favourites old and new all feature, as well as plenty of stars from across the electronic spectrum, and the resulting album is a treasure trove of contemporary dance brilliance.

Up first, up and coming German producer and DJ Emanuel Satie flips ‘Get Out’ into a big, bouncy and playful house cut with old school drums and colourful piano stabs. Then comes Glasgow’s Poisonous Relationship with his Journey To Hell Dub of ‘Angel (Touch Me)’, a skittish, restless cut full of incendiary filter action and off kilter hits and chords.

 

Artist: Sim Hutchins
Release: I Enjoy To Sweep A Room
Label: No Pain In Pop
Genre:  Experimental

“marks him as a peer of Four Tet, Thom Yorke, and Andy Stott” – Stereogum

Sim Hutchins, a producer and video artist from North West Essex UK, releases his debut album ‘I Enjoy To Sweep A Room’.

Though it stylistically references techno, IDM and ambient-drone, the album could be said to be genre-blind, avoiding any easy classification. It takes an outsider approach to composition, firmly the work of an artist operating on the peripheries of the medium.

 

 

 

Artist: London Elektricity
Release: Are We There Yet?
Label: Hospital Records
Genre: Drum + Bass

Are We There Yet? is the sixth studio album from London Elektricity out on the 6th November on his own nineteen-year-old label Hospital Records.

Over 14 tracks Are We There Yet? combines beautiful chord progressions recorded from his own Steinway piano – a family heirloom passed down through generations – with perfect vocal harmonies from Tony himself, Emer Dineen, Pete Simpson and a welcomed return of award-winning jazz singer Lianne Carroll all underlain with rolling percussion and enveloping bass lines.

 

 

 

Artist: Border Scout
Release: The Nature Of Things
Label: Border Scout Recordings
Genre: Alternative 

The Nature Of Things takes you on soundtracked journeys across landscapes, with electronic rhythms, stirring vocals, and soulful themes. Border Scout’s ability to seamlessly combine genres and textures contributes to the overall dynamic depth of the album.

Part soundtrack, part concept album, part cathartic redemption, The Nature Of Things is the culmination of a worldwide journey for two lost souls, swimming in a fish bowl.

 

 

 

 

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 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Believe New Releases 25/09/2015

September, 25th 2015 09:58


Artist: Peaches

Release: Rub
Label: I U She Music
Genre: Alternative

RUB’ is the first album in 6 years from Peaches, the follow up to the acclaimed ‘I Feel Cream’. ‘RUB’ features guest vocals from Kim Gordon and Feist.

“Queen of filthy electropunk” – Rolling Stone

 

 

 

 

 

Artist: Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33’s
Release: Everything Is Turbulence
Label: Skint Records
Genre: Dance – Trip Hop

Everything is Turbulence. A statement founded by a lack of certainty at the modern world. A non-clinical perspective that takes on a slightly outer worldly feel as attempts by states to co-define the likes of genetic theory seem uncertain and unjustifiable.

Justin Robertson’s Deadstock 33s 2nd studio album, Everything Is Turbulence is a strike back at a noisy confusion that often penetrates electronic music, by marrying primitive electronic sounds with a warm & raw feel. As a vehicle for JRs artistic outlook on the world, which draws in over two decades of first hand influence and inspiration, Deadstock 33s has found the DJ/Producer/Artist in an empowering position for self expression.

Artist: Skylar Spence
Release: Prom King
Label: Carpark
Genre: Alternative

When Ryan DeRobertis announced the name change of his project from Saint Pepsi to Skylar Spence, there was no indication of any stylistic departure, though the change arrived with a musical shift toward faster tempos and more pristine production. Whereas Saint Pepsi had often used decades-old boogie, disco, and new wave as grist for the sampling mill, Skylar Spence is intent on trafficking more overtly in those genre aesthetics through his own production techniques and vocal contributions. With Prom King, DeRobertis reorients his music for his new full-band live act and winds up with an album full of tight and enveloping dance tunes.

 

 

 

Artist: The Spills
Release: Collecting Dust
Label: Alcopop!
Genre: Indie Rock

 

The Spills may have been Yorkshire’s best kept secret in 2014, but it’s all kicking off for the Wakefield indie-rock 4-piece, who have signed not only to Alcopop! Records, but also Wakefield taste-makers Philophobia, with new album ​Collecting Dust​ set to drop on September 25th…

A rough-edged thing of beautiful simplicity, ​Collecting Dust​deftly blends youthful rawness with polished guitar pop sensibility, rewarding repeat listens with added nuance…

 

 

Believe New Releases 04/09/2015

September, 4th 2015 12:24


Artist: Leo Kalyan

Release: Get Your Love
Label: Believe Recordings
Genre: Dance – Beats & Breaks 

Fast becoming one of 2015’s most anticipated new acts, Leo Kalyan returns with new single ‘Get your Love’ out 23rd October via Believe Records.
Get Your Love follows the release of Kalyan’s debut 4-track EP Silver Linings, which featured stand out single, Fingertips and garnered support from the likes of Mista Jam and Clara Amfro, hitting the 1 Xtra Introducing playlist, as well as becoming #1 on the global Spotify Viral Chart and hitting #2 in US.

 

 

Artist: Against Me!
Release: 23 Live Sex Acts
Label: No Idea Records
Genre: Alternative Punk

Xtra Mile Recordings are proud to announce the brand new live album from celebrated rock band Against Me! titled 23 Live Sex Acts. Recorded over the band’s year-long, 2014 world tour and helmed by Marc Jacob Hudson (Taking Back Sunday, Saves The Day, Worriers), 23 Live Sex Acts is an immersive collection of songs that span the band’s entire catalog and provides the most comprehensive look into the powerful Against Me! live experience.

 

 

Artist: Basenji
Release: Can’t Get Enough
Label: Future Classic
Genre: Dance

Basenji’s debut EP Trackpad is out 25/9.

Features Petals, new single Can’t Get Enough, his breakthrough tracks Dawn and Heirloom and a collab with Oscar Key Sung.

 

 

 

 

Artist: Tara Priya
Release: Not At All
Label: Liquid Records
Genre: R&B 

Not At All is the first single to be taken from rising star Tara Priya’s new ‘Friends Like These’ EP since it’s release in June 2015.A song about guilt and devotion and features a creeping bass line and dry guitar strumming that swells into shimmers, setting the background for Tara’s stunning voice.Also featuring on the single release is a remix of Not At All by London’s Pin Tweaks. The remix features the hallmarks of Pin Tweak’s lo-fi production, giving the track a distinct trip-hop flavour.