The Correspondents Announce Music Video for New Single 'What's Happened To Soho'


‘WHAT’S HAPPENED TO SOHO?’ EP
RELEASE DATE: 25.04.11
LIMITED edition CD and Digital Download on Freshly Squeezed Music

**Watch Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZukiRrYROA (Please post!)**


1. Ground Floor, 2. What’s Happened To Soho?, 3. Washington Square, 4. Bad Ragsaw Boogie, 5. Jive Man, 6. Basement


The Correspondents are a DJ and MC duo. They have had the some times dubious distinction of being named the one of the UK’s top unsigned bands and best live acts. Last year they played on the Saturday night Bestival main-stage to 25,000 people broadcast on Channel 4 TV. They featured on Rob da Banks BBC Radio 1 two-hour Electro Swing special. They have gigged up and down the UK almost every weekend for 3 years and have amassed a loyal following on Facebook, generating murmours in the popular press with feature articles from The Independent and The Telegraph already under their belts.

Despite all this, the band themselves remain resolutely ‘independent’ in spirit.

“What’s Happened To Soho?” is their debut official release. Its 6 tracks hint at many possible future directions. It refuses to give in to pressure to create a ‘typical’ electro-swing product (as one might expect of the genre which they helped define and from which they are the first break-out act). The EP is instead, a mini-concept in itself with a beginning, middle and end, which is intended to be listened to from start to finish and references numerous different genres along the way while settling on none.

They have creatively driven all aspects of this release from the music, to the artwork, to their videos to their presentation. It is in this spirit therefore that we will leave them to introduce themselves:

Without meaning to we’ve ended up being slightly unconventional by gigging for 3 years while not getting round to releasing any music!  Well here it is.  Finally…

We hope you enjoy this taster of our collective musical palette, from Swing to Hip Hop via Drum ‘n’ Bass and Electro with a drizzling of Boogie Woogie.  We’ve tried to capture some of the energy of our live shows in some tracks, while others veer off on a queerer tangent.  A couple are just lift music really.


We are just ever so pleased to finally be able to show the world what Mr Bruce is actually yabbering on about on stage.  And we hope you will be too.
Hugs & kisses,
The Correspondents”


CITY AND COLOUR UNLEASHES ‘LITTLE HELL’

CITY AND COLOUR SELLS OUT ROYAL ALBERT HALL IN 4 HOURS
CITY AND COLOUR HEADLINes JUNO Block Party AT Metro Square MARCH 24
(March 24, 2011) –  Dallas Green will be releasing his 3rd solo album as a singer-songwriter under the moniker CITY AND COLOUR. The album titled Little Hell is scheduled for release on June 7th, 2011 and is the highly anticipated follow-up to the 2008’s Bring Me Your Love, which was certified platinum in Canada.  Alternately sparse and inviting, intense and delicate, Little Hell shows music fans another side of Green’s incredible songwriting skills, and features some of his finest songs to date.  The track listing for Little Hell is listed below.
Little Hell was recorded earlier this winter at Catherine North Studios in Hamilton, ON with producer/engineer/mixer Alex Newport (At The Drive-In, Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie).   Fans got a sneak preview of a brand new track from the upcoming album when an alternate version of the song titled “Northern Wind” recently made its debut on a special Valentine’s Day episode of the hit series One Tree Hill.  Green performed on the episode as part of the show’s story line. 
Little Hell – named after the album’s title track, a song that explores the little heavens and little hells that comprise a relationship – is the first of Green’s albums to be recorded and mixed to tape.  This sonic move ultimately resulted in the album’s warm immediacy, allowing the songs to take on spaciousness previously unheard in City and Colour albums.  The record allows Green to highlight all of the facets of his songwriting, from Blues-tinged rockers to pedal steel-soaked acoustic gems.  Songs like “Northern Wind” have a beautiful intimacy, as if Green is in the same room and singing right to you, while “Sorrowing Man” is dark and brooding, anchored by an ominous organ in the chorus. The record also highlights Green’s impressive vocal range, from driving a full band on the rousing chorus of “Natural Disasters” or sighing mellifluously on opener “We Found Each Other in the Dark.” 
This week, City and Colour released a special EP of four songs performed live in St. David’s Church in Austin, TX.  The EP titled iTunes Live: SXSW, includes a live version of “O’Sister” and is available at: http://itunes.com/cityandcolour/ituneslivesxsw-ep
City and Colour will headline the first-ever JUNO Block Party (Presented by SIRIUS Satellite Radio Canada) at Toronto’s Metro Square on March 24 in celebration of the JUNO Awards 40th Anniversary.
Green — who has won JUNO’s for ALTERNATIVE ALBUM OF THE YEAR (2007), and SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (2009) — also has the distinction of performing during the broadcast’s 40th Anniversary tribute performance alongside artists such as: Greg Keelor, Jim Cuddy, Justin Rutledge, Sarah Harmer and Sarah Slean on Sunday, March 27.
City and Colour will also be returning to the UK in April to play a SOLD-OUT Royal Albert Hall. The show sold out in 4 hours and will mark a defiant return for City and Colour who is going to have his biggest album to date!
                                                                                                                                       Little Hell Track Listing:
1.       We Found Each Other in the Dark
2.       Natural Disaster
3.       The Grand Optimist
4.       Little Hell
5.       Fragile Bird
6.       Northern Wind
7.       O’Sister
8.       Weightless
9.       Sorrowing Man
10.   Silver and Gold
11.   Hope for Now
Upcoming CITY AND COLOUR Shows:
03.22     Los Angeles, LA – El Rey Theatre (SOLD OUT)
03.29     Chicago, IL – Park West (SOLD OUT)
03.31     New York, NY – Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)
04.05     Sydney, AUS – Enmore (SOLD OUT)
04.06     Sydney, AUS – Enmore (SOLD OUT)
04.07     Melbourne, AUS – The Palace (SOLD OUT)
04.08     Brisbane, AUS – The Tivoli (SOLD OUT)
04.10     Adelaide, AUS – HQ (SOLD OUT)
04.11     Perth, AUS – Astor Theatre (SOLD OUT)
04.17     Indio, CA – COACHELLA
04.25     London, UK – Royal Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
05.29     George, Washington – Sasquatch Music Festival @ The Gorge Amphitheatre
06.01     Hop Farm Festival, UK
NEW DIGITAL IMAGE OF CITY AND COLOUR
(Photo credit: Vanessa Heins)


Mr Fogg Offers Free Capac Remix of Answerphone

To celebrate the release of his new single, Answerphone, out next week, Mr Fogg is giving away a Capac (www.capacmusic.co.uk) remix of it absolutely free.

You can download it here: http://official.fm/tracks/227309 (Please post!)

Answerphone is now on the XFM daytime playlist and also supported by Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens.

Mr Fogg
New Single – ‘Answerphone’
Released 28th March 2011 on Kicking Ink Recordings

Tracklisting: 1. Answerphone, 2. Answerphone (Raffertie Remix)

Mr Fogg, the widely tipped “one-man wall of intelligent electronica” (Drowned in Sound), has announced his next single ‘Answerphone’ released March 21 on his own label Kicking Ink Recordings.

The video for ‘Answerphone’ has been causing quite a stir online already, [With over 40,000 views already] Fogg says of the video: “When I came up with the concept, I was told by producers that it would cost between £25k and £50k to do, so I ended up ignoring them and doing most of it myself.”

Already being described as “the best video for years” it was done totally live, one shot – no tricks or cheating. You can watch it at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0sCPVn72WA
 
It’s going to be quite a year for the self-confessed workaholic artist, producer, writer and label boss. As well as numerous gigs and radio sessions, including Huw Stephens and XFM, Fogg has collaborated with American History X director Tony Kaye the result of which will be revealed soon. Fogg also made a triumphant appearance at Reading and Leeds Festivals in 2010 with a full marching band and majorette which saw Fogg as the only “unsigned” act to feature on BBC TV’s main festival highlights show.

The single ‘Answerphone’ is taken from Mr Fogg’s debut album ‘Moving Parts’. Mr Fogg’s music has been described as “[lacing] refined pop with modernist electronic tics” (The Guardian), “genius” NME, “sharp accessible electro pop” Q.

A UK tour has been scheduled for March and will bring the Fogg experience to a venue near you.

Ticket link: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/98725

www.myspace.com/mrfoggisapopstar

Dates:
Sat Mar 12 11                21 South St                     Reading
Sat 19 Mar 11                  Stealth                               Nottingham                
Mon 21 Mar 11                 The Forum                         Sheffield
Wed 23rd Mar 11              Talking Heads                    Southampton             
Thu 24 Mar 11                 Thekla                                Bristol                        
Sat 26 Mar 11                  The Little Room                  Sunderland     
Tue 29 Mar 11                The Boileroom                     Guildford          
Wed 30 Mar 11               Ten Feet Tall              Cardiff              
Thu 31 Mar 11                Barfly                                  London 



**CULTS RELEASE BRAND NEW TRACK "YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN" ON RECORD STORE DAY APRIL 16**

CULTS
BRAND NEW TRACK ‘YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN’ RELEASED FOR RECORD STORE DAY 16 APRIL
YKWIM
In celebration of Record Store Day on 16 April,  Cults will be releasing 1000 limited edition 7” etched vinyl’s of ‘You Know What I Mean’ through all participating independent record stores. This soon-to-be collectable is taken from the duo’s hotly anticipated forthcoming debut album released on 30 May through In The Name Of / Columbia Records.  Check out the dreamy,  organ-layered ‘You Know What I Mean’ on the band’s website: 
Embeddable link for ‘You Know What I Mean’:
The band played a handful of incredible shows at this year’s SXSW including Pitchfork Offline, Spin.con, Yours Truly at MTV Hive House, Stereogum and more. 
 “New songs like “You Know What I Mean”, “Abducted”, and “Never Heal Myself” were as warm and inviting as their album versions. The other half of Cults, Brian Oblivion, lead a band that included Madeline’s brother Richie Follin of the Willowz and Guards, who played like seasoned pros rather the latest Internet sensation. A promising start for these guys.”
Cults will be heading back to the UK in May for their very first UK headline tour. In addition to coveted spots at The Great Escape and Dot to Dot Festival, the band will also be playing the Scala in London on May 24, which is sure to be one of the most exciting shows of the year.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES:
MAY
12 – NME Showcase @ Horatios, The Great Escape, Brighton
16 – Haymakers, Cambridge
17 – Jericho Tavern, Oxford
19 – Leadmill, Sheffield
23 – Flapper, Birmingham
24 – Scala, London
28 – Dot to Dot Festival, Bristol
29 – Dot to Dot Festival, Nottingham
20 – Dot to Dot Festival, Manchester
JUNE
1 – Cockpit 2, Leeds
2 – Nice n’ Sleazys, Glasgow
3 – Tunnels, Aberdeen
5 – Intro Festival @ Middlesborough Town Hall, Middlesborough

Lissie and Frank Turner added to line up for Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts

BIG NEWS! The Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts has announced two major additions to the line up.
Joining us on the Island of Guernsey will be none other that American folk rock artist Lissie, and British folk singer-songwriter Frank Turner!
Lissie has had an impressive rise to stardom over the last 18 months. A truly breathtaking performer who will provide the perfect soundtrack for a sunny Sunday afternoon at the main stage.
Frank Turner’s unique brand of folk songwriting, catchy melodies and punk passion has seen him become a firm favourite on both sides of the pond. His stage presence and love for en-masse crowd participation will no doubt make him a stand out performer of the weekend.
The press release is below, and more info on the festival can be found here:

Local brothers set to put Guernsey on the map with the launch of a new Music and Arts Festival in the summer of 2011
The Island of Guernsey is set to host the inaugural ‘Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts’ over the weekend of Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2011. A veritable feast of 80+ musical acts such as Ocean Colour Scene, The Gaslight Anthem, Frank Turner, Example, Lissie and The Go! Team are set to play to 10,000+ music and arts aficionados who will set up camp at The Rabbit Warren, Victoria Avenue, St Sampson for a weekend packed with a plethora of performing artists!
Set in idyllic Guernsey countryside, yet within a stones throw of the island’s capital, St Peter Port, ‘The Guernsey Festival of Performing Arts’ will host over 80 music acts across four spectacular arenas. Festival goers will be able to enjoy headline acts at the Main Stage, the cream of the international DJ scene at the ‘Infectious Rhythm Dance Arena’ and ‘The Get Down Stage’, and will also be able to see the rising talent from the local area at the ‘Chaos Stage’.
The festival will also offer a host of other attractions such as a specialised Arts Area, a Spine Ramp for skateboarders and BMXers, the worlds tallest mobile Reverse Bungee Rocket, market stalls, and also the obligatory plethora of concessionaires to feed and water the happy masses.
Having previously promoted a string of successful theatre and music events on the Island, Paul and Jon Stephen explain the need for a large-scale high-profile event on the Island of Guernsey:
“We wanted to continue to bring live entertainment to Guernsey, including more shows and music events, but also knew that there was a thirst for a large scale festival on the island, with big name acts…”- Jon Stephen
With many more big acts yet to be announced the event is set to provide an affordable weekend for music and arts fans on a scale that is not currently available in Guernsey.
Event: The Guernsey Performing Arts Festival
Frequency: Annual
Date: 2nd / 3rd July 2011.
Artists: Ocean Colour Scene, Frank Turner, The Gaslight Anthem, Example, Lissie, The Go! Team, Hayseed Dixie, DJ Darius Syrossian, Greg Wilson, Shaun Kay plus many many more to be announced.
Site Address: The Rabbit Warren, Victoria Avenue, St Sampson, Guernsey
Door Times + Admission Prices: Various

Box office: www.hmv.com

** Paul Carrack Announces 3 Intimate London Shows with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestera **

PAUL CARRACK
ANNOUCES 3 INTIMATE LONDON SHOWS WITH
THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
NEW SINGLE ‘LOVE WILL KEEP US ALIVE’ (DUET WITH TIMOTHY B. SCHMIT) – OUT 2ND MAY
“One of the UK’s most underrated songwriters” – The Independent
“The most reliable man in pop” – The Times
One of the hardest working figures in modern music, Paul Carrack is set to play 3 special, up close and personal shows at The Britten Theatre, Royal College of Music in London on 26 /27 / 28 April.
The intimate shows will be filmed as part of a TV documentary and a concert DVD that will be released later in the year and will be recorded with the seventy – piece Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tickets will cost £65 and promises to be three very unique special nights to remember.
For ticket information please go to: http://www.paulcarrack.net/ or www.carrack-uk.com
Paul Carrack will also be releasing his beautiful new single ‘Love Will Keep Us Alive’ on May 2nd. The duet with Timothy B. Schmit (written by Carrack) was first sung by Schmit on The Eagles’ 1994 Hell Freezes Over Tour.  This collaboration brings together the author and the original lead vocal, and what better combination to breathe new life into such an iconic song.
‘Love Will Keep Us Alive’ is taken from Paul Carrack’s 15th solo album, ‘A Different Hat’. Recorded with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the album saw Carrack reunite with producer, friend and former Van Morrison drummer Peter van Hooke.

Both Paul Carrack and Timothy B. Schmit have extremely successful careers spanning many years, including guest appearances on countless albums. The former vocalist of Mike and The Mechanics and the voice behind world-wide hits such as ‘How Long’ by Ace, Squeeze’s ‘Tempted’ and, of course, the timeless classic ‘The Living Years’ Carrack is now firmly established as a solo performer. Initially finding fame with Ace and Roxy Music, Carrack has gone on to enjoy a successful career that spans 40 years, including guest appearances on over 60 albums, as well as writing for The Eagles, Diana Ross, Tom Jones, Michael McDonald and Jools Holland among others. Paul Carrack has always had the ability to combine the contemporary with the timeless classic effortlessly.