UK production duo, Aquilo, kick off 2017 with a video for their new single ‘You Won’t Know Where You Stand’.
The video, directed by Eoin Glaister, forms part of Aquilo’s ‘Silhouettes’ video trilogy, taken from their debut album of the same name released on 27 January via Island Records.
You may recognise some of the actors in the video – it stars Perry Benson (This Is England, Sid & Nancy), Ruairi O’Connor (What Richard Did, Handsome Devil) and Emily Reid, and follows the inter-connected lives of three characters (an olympic skater, her dad and a young football coach), coming together to a poignant narrative whole.
Sounds like: SOHN, Great Good Fine Ok, Hurts, X&Y, Young Empires, Fenech Soler
The talent that is Youngr follows up ‘Out Of My System‘ with another great track called ‘Too Keen’.
The video for ‘Too Keen’ showcases what fans can expect from Youngr live. It’s his first release on Island Records, and is about “a past relationship. Everyone can come off too keen sometimes. We have all been there!”
European Tour Dates
22.02: Berlin/ Prince Charles
24.02: Paris/Les Etoiles Theatre
25.02: Amsterdam/ Melkweg Theatre
27.02: Glasgow 02 ABC2 Glasgow
28.02: Manchester/ Deaf Institute
Following a signing to Island Records, it’s the return of Liverpool singer, BANNERS
The third track from his newly announced debut EP is ‘Start A Riot’, which can simply be described as heartfelt, organic, melodic pop.
BANNERS’s songs are almost all geographic in nature. “I tend to write based on the place I’m in and the context,” he says, adding that various cities and the sea are often his primary inspirations. “Water is wild and untamable and a true mystery. I always seem to come back to it.”
Sounds like: The Temper Trap, Dive In, Kid Astray, Keane, Passenger, Arcade Fire, Foxes, Zara Kershaw
Breathing life into the mainstream music scene is the confident young British artist/producer and multi-instrumentalist, Jack Garratt, who returns with the video for ‘Breathe Life’.
The video was shot in Los Angeles, and directed by Andrew Donoho (Raury/Willis Earl Beal) who Jack also worked with on the enlightening ‘Weathered’ video.
The track starts off gently with soft steel drums lapping Garratt’s soulful vocals. The video commences in a similar vein, with Garratt floating calmly in the water. He is soon joined by some synchronised swimmers as he becomes swept away from the shore and finds himself alone in open waters. It’s not clear whether this state of being alone is harmonious for Garratt, but it is not long until he is again joined by many more swimmers in a beautiful sequence of moves. Garratt is eventually led back to dry land.
His debut album, ‘Phase’ will be released on 19 February 2016 through Island Records. Pre-order ‘Phase’ on iTunes now.
17th October – Gothic Centre in Englewood, CO
20th October – Neptune Theatre in Oakland, CA
21st October – Crystal Ballroom in Portland, OR
23rd October -Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA
25th October – House Of Blues in San Diego, CA
27th October – The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA
30th October – Columns in Manchester Cathedral, UK
31st October – The Leadmill in Sheffield, UK
2nd November – Trinity, Bristol, UK SOLD OUT
3rd November – The Library, Birmingham, UK SOLD OUT
4th November – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London, UK SOLD OUT
7th November – Club to Club Festival, Turin, Italy
8th November – Plaza, Zurich, Switzerland
10th November – Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands SOLD OUT
12th November – Les InRocks, Paris, France
13th November – Sonic Visions Festival, Luxembourg
14th November – Botanique Orangerie, Brussels, Belgium
16th November – Luxor, Cologne, Germany
17th November – Gretchen, Berlin, Germany
18th November – Mojo Club, Hamburg, Germany
28th November – Capital FM Arena, Nottingham (w/ Mumford & Sons)
29th November – Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield (w/ Mumford & Sons)
30th November – Genting Arena, Birmingham (w/ Mumford & Sons)
2nd December – 3Arena, Ireland (w/ Mumford & Sons)
3rd December – 3Arena (w/ Mumford & Sons)
5th December – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff (w/ Mumford & Sons)
6th December – Manchester Arena (w/ Mumford & Sons)
7th December – Echo Arena, Liverpool (w/ Mumford & Sons)
9th December – O2 Arena, London (w/ Mumford & Sons)
12th December – First Direct Arena, Leeds (w/ Mumford & Sons)
13th December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (w/ Mumford & Sons)
14th December – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (w/ Mumford & Sons)
15th April 2016 – Brixton Academy, London
Sounds like: Ásgeir, Jamie Woon, The Weeknd, Jamie XX, The XX, alt-J, Ben Khan, Ed Sheeran, Jaymes Young
London four-piece Flyte return with their new single ‘Closer Together’.
Having spent the past six months holed-up in the claustrophobic confines of their gloriously ramshackle Bethnal Green hangout, a home from home which serves as both recording studio and rehearsal space, ‘Closer Together’ sees the band emerge from the process energised and ready to unleash a raft of new material on the world, the end of the album recording process now in sight.
Built on the jittery new wave inspired guitar groove, the track unfurls into cascading chimes before building to its visceral climax as layers of guitars, drums and keyboards clash.
In singer / guitarist Will Taylor ‘s own words:
“If you work on something for longer than necessary it can become overcomplicated and convoluted. If you spend too much time in someone else’s company you begin to resent them. This song came from living in tiny London flats crammed in with too many other people. From feeling claustrophobic and overly obsessive. Closer Together is a request to reconnect with someone by seeing them less.”
The single is released on 31 July via Island Records.
Sounds like: Color Palette, Hinds, Bombay Bicycle Club, Oslo Parks
Alt-RnB Londoners AlunaGeorge are set to release debut album ‘Body Music’ on July 29th 2013 on Island Records.
The most blogged band in the UK of 2012, Aluna Francis and George Reid have worked hard to great achievements, appearing on Disclosure’s album, selling out shows across Europe, and making over 100,000 sales with single ‘Attracting Flies’. The debut album from this talented duo is awaited with baited breath, and now AlunaGeorge are excited to reveal the album in its entirety this Thursday July 25th via a unique full stream, revealing one unheard song every hour, on the hour, starting at 12:00pm (BST) and running through until 10:00pm that evening. The band have chosen to partner exclusively with a select number of music sites to reveal each track, culminating with the final track at 10:00pm hosted on the AlunaGeorge.com website where you can then listen to the album from start to finish in full.
Each track will be delivered through a custom built widget, powered by Soundcloud. Disco Naivete will kick us off at 12:00pm with the track ‘Outlines’, stay tuned to the band’s Twitter and Facebook for announcements of each consecutive track once we’re underway.
Meanwhile, check out DJ Snake’s remix of current single ‘You Know You Like It’ below