Brit production duo Toyboy and Robin announce release of new single ‘Don’t Just Say’.
The new track is instantly catchy and really showcases the capabilities of these talented British producers. Reminiscent of 90’s house, we’re certain you’ll be hooked!
Catch the new track here: https://soundcloud.com/toyboyrobin/dont-just-say-1
Can you imagine how exciting these guys would be live! Be sure not to miss them on their whizz round the UK. With a stop in Dubai!
04.10.14 – Susu Cube, Southampton
05.10.14 – Solent Ball, Southampton
10.10.14 – Building Six, London
12.10.14 – Pryzm, London
16.10.14 – Warehouse Events, Dubai (UAE)
17.10.14 – Wharehouse Project, Manchester
19.10.14 – Open, Norwich
23.10.14 – 02 Academy, Newcastle
25.10.14 – The Junction, Cambridge
30.10.14 – Warehouse Events, Southampton
31.10.14 – 02 Academy, Leeds
Irish born singer/songwriter Carl Finlay’s music is guaranteed to be the most unique and infectious thing you are likely to hear this year. An unusual and fresh blend of Folk, Rock and Reggae delivered with a beautiful Irish accent. Citing an eclectic spread of influences from Bob Dylan and James Blake to obscure Reggae and Folk artists, his music manages to be at once strikingly individual while remaining intimate and captivating.
Set for release on the 1st of December, Finlay’s debut single ‘So Hard to Be Happy’, explores the struggle of finding happiness and sincerity amongst the chaos of 21st century life. His vocal delivery on the track is truly something special, blending a clear influence of modern Jamaican Dancehall M.C’s with subtle echoes of some of the great Irish folk singers. There is also the presence of a Zimbabwean instrument called an Mbira which brings a haunting, earthy and unique flavour to the song.
Born in the countryside of Co. Meath, Ireland, Finlay hasn’t been shy to spread his wings and explore some of the most exciting corners of the world, he has recently returned from the Caribbean and has spent time living in Mexico and Slovakia. His worldly experiences transpire beautifully through his thoughtful and emotive story-telling lyrics.
Watch the music video for ‘So Hard to Be Happy’, an electrifying live performance, here:
Carl Finlay is poised to set the music world alight. His debut single is due out 1st December with a full length album set for release in the New Year. The album is crammed full of catchy and infectious songs that speak directly to the heart and soul of the human condition. It’s certainly something not to be missed. The talented Rupert Cobb has been involved with the album’s mastering. Some of Cobb’s previous work includes projects with The Killers, Muse, Massive Attack, Primal Scream and Paul Simon.
The phenomenal Mnozil Brass are set to cross the globe to perform for their 20th anniversary tour in the UK this October.
For the last two decades Mnozil Brass have been successfully mnoziling their way round the world and the Austrian seven piece are set to return to the UK for eight extraordinary shows as part of their 20th Anniversary Tour.
The ensemble entertain with a totally unique brand of musical theatre. A fusion of musical excellence, they switch between musical genres, immaculately honed visual comedy and vocal dexterity – with a hefty dose of sheer athleticism on trombone, tuba and trumpet thrown in. They jump (sometimes literally) between Michael Jackson, Eric Satie, Schubert and Weather Report.
The group play over 130 dates a year, criss-cross continents and universally delight with their virtuoso brass playing, acapela singing and dead pan humour (think Monty Python). Their range of instruments is impressive and the respect from other musicians, many of whom attend the shows, unquestionable.
If you haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the guys in action yet they are well worth checking out. See a sneak peak of what they do here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_QRd8SjKKM
Mnozil Brass UK Dates 2014
Shows start at 7.30pm and tickets are available from all venues.
8th Cresset Theatre, Peterborough 01733 265705
9th Assembly Hall Tunbridge Wells 01892 530613/532072
10th The Alban Arena St Albans 01727 844488
11th The Anvil Basingstoke 01256 844244
12th Rose Theatre Kingston 08444 821556
15th Palace Theatre Southend 01702 351135
16th Theatre Royal Brighton 08448 717650
17th De Montfort Hall Leicester 01162 333111
THE WORD ALIVE return to the UK for a headline tour in October and will be joined by The Color Morale and Like Moths To Flames.
The band are reportedly returning to UK after having a blast with British fans last time round and can’t wait to party here again. They are set to be armed with a host of new tracks and will be showcasing their new album.
The Color Morale and Like Moths To Flames are rumoured to be good friends of the band and we can only imagine the beautiful carnage this rock cocktail are likely to cause.
The band will play the following venues:
19 York, Fibbers
20 Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
21 Cardiff, Clwb Ifor Bach
22 Manchester, Sound Control
23 Glasgow, Cathouse
24 Norwich, Epic Studios
25 Brighton, Audio
26 Newcastle, o2 Academy2
27 London, Underworld
28 Southampton, Joiners
Scottish rock four-piece Estrella reveal the first single to be released from their second album. The much anticipated track, aptly named, “Here I Am’’ is set for release 24th November.
The inspiration for the track was drawn from the guys becoming fed up of being told they need to ‘get real jobs’, so in true musician style, they reacted by writing a killer song. Proud of what they do and echoing their own journey, the words ratify the need to follow your own fate.
The track rings true to Estrella’s energetic rock sound and the production is absolutely seamless. The thoughtful lyrics, teamed with powerful guitar riffs is the stuff rock hits are made of.
Some very talented veterans of the rock world have lent their hands to the making of Estrella’s new album and the album has a provenance most rock bands would envy.
“Here I am’’ was recorded at the infamous Rockfield Studios, Wales. The very studios in which Queen recorded hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody”. John T Sinclair, who has worked with rock heavyweights ‘Uriah Heep’, ‘The Cult’ and ‘Ozzy Osbourne band’, co-wrote and co-produced “Here I am”. Production on the second album was overseen by Nick Brine, who has worked with and contributed to the global success of legends, The Darkness, Bruce Springsteen and Oasis.
With this hearty mix of rocking talent coming together on one project, the new album is undeniably bound for greatness. You can hear their new single ‘Here I Am’ on the link below:
Estrella have been moving from strength to strength over summer and have made appearances at a wealth of rock festivals. Dave Ritchie from Wildfire Festival (previously Les-Fest) described Estrella as,
“The most exciting and entertaining, live rock band in the country, Estrella give 100% every time, simply unmissable!”.
Hard Rock Hell Festival said, “These boys know how to rock!”.
With fans of the band including Classic Rock Magazine and XFM presenters Tom Russell and noted music tastemaker Jim Gellatly, as well as setting off on a European Tour in November with Gilby Clarke (Guns N’ Roses ex-guitarist) you will be hearing plenty more of Estrella in the coming months
Facebook – www.facebook.com/estrellarocks
Twitter – www.twitter.com/estrella_rocks
YouTube – www.youtube.com/officialestrella
Soundcloud – www.soundcloud.com/estrellarocks
11.10.14 – Dumfries – The Venue (Not part of Gilby Clarke Tour)
04.11.14 – Grimsby – Yardbirds
05.11.14 – Wakefield – Warehouse 23
06.11.14 – London – The Underworld
08.11.14 – Northern Ireland, Ballymena – Diamond Rock Club
09.11.14 – Edinburgh – Bannermans
12.11.14 – Spain, Madrid – We Rock
13.11.14 – Spain, Zaragoza – La Casa Del Loco
14.11.14 – Spain, Ourense – Sala Berlin
15.11.14 – Spain, Villafranca – Polideportivo Municipal
Amazing pop punk rockers All Time Low have announced their first ever UK arena show which will see them headline at London’s SSE Arena in Wembley March 2015. This show will also be recorded for a DVD release!
Tickets went on sale 9am on August 8th so you better snap ‘em up quick!
31 July & 1, 2, 3 August 2014
CHERRY HINTON HALL GROUNDS, CAMBRIDGE
The finishing touches are being put in place at Cherry Hinton Hall as the Cambridge Folk Festival gets ready to celebrate its golden anniversary.
The 50th Cambridge Folk Festival has been sold out for several months, highlighting its rip-roaring success and popularity. No tickets will be available for purchase at the gate over the Festival weekend so the general public are advised not to travel to the Festival if they don’t have a sought-after ticket.
If the disappointment of not having a ticket is all too much, you needn’t fear – you will still be able to listen to a live BBC Radio 2 Festival broadcast with presenter Mark Radcliffe on Saturday 2nd August between 3pm and 6pm. Not only this, but a follow up show of highlights from the brilliant event will also be broadcast on the BBC Radio 2 Folk Show with Mark Radcliffe on Wednesday 6th August between 7pm and 8pm.
As well as these BBC Radio 2 broadcasts, folk fans will be able to catch up on all the activity at the Festival by following the event’s social media feeds and official website (www.cambridgefolkfestival.co.uk) which will be broadcasting exclusive backstage performances, gossip and interviews from all the artists at the Festival.
About the Cambridge Folk Festival:
Held annually in Cherry Hinton Hall, the beautiful tree lined park in Cambridge, the four-day outdoor Festival has been hailed as one of the ‘most prestigious’ in the world. It started in 1965, and has homed many globally established artists, including Paul Simon, KT Tunstall, The Waterboys, Mumford & Sons, Buddy Guy, Jools Holland, Noah & The Whale, Emmylou Harris, Joe Strummer, Jake Bugg, Ray Davies, Jimmy Cliff, The Proclaimers, Levellers, Billy Bragg, Frank Turner, Billy Connolly, James Taylor & The Pogues amongst many others. This year, the festival is celebrating 50 years of folk brilliance and so is welcoming Van Morrison and Newton Faulkner to name but a few.
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