GRAMMY Award winner Sturgill Simpson has announced that “SOUND & FURY,” his much-anticipated new album and its accompanying Netflix anime film, will be released simultaneously on September 27th. Pre order here. https://WMI.lnk.to/soundandfury
acclaimed singer-songwriter has also unveiled the album’s lead single “Sing
Along,” which was featured as Zane Lowe’s “World Record” on Apple Music’s
Beats 1 and is available now at all DSPs. The official music video for “Sing
Along” – streaming now at Simpson’s official YouTube channel – was directed
by Japanese anime legend Jumpei Mizusaki, and offers a preview of the forthcoming
film, which is set entirely to music from the full album with a different anime
segment for each individual song.
Simpson, “SOUND & FURY,” the album, was recorded primarily at the
McGuire Motor Inn in Waterford, Michigan, with his bandmates Bobby Emmett,
Chuck Bartels, Miles Miller, who all serve as co-producers along with GRAMMY
nominee John Hill (Cage The Elephant, Portugal.The Man, Bleachers). The
album – which Simpson describes as “a sleazy, steamy rock n roll record” – is a
marked departure from 2016’s acclaimed “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth,” which
won “Best Country Album” and was nominated for “Album of the Year” at the 59th
GRAMMY Awards. Merging American rock music and Japanese animation in a
revolutionary new way, “SOUND & FURY,” the film, was produced and based on
a story by Simpson entitled “Sound & Fury.”
of the biggest names in the genre, the film was written and directed by Jumpei
Mizusaki, founder of renowned animation studio Kamikaze Douga and director for
the animated film, “Batman Ninja,” while Takashi Okazaki, creator of Japanese
manga series “Afro Samurai,” served as the film’s character designer.
Additional directors include Koji Morimoto of Phy (“AKIRA”) / Griot Groove,
Michael Arias (“Tekkonkinkreet”), Masaru Matsumoto of Grayscale Arts (“Starship
Troopers: Traitors of Mars”), Henry Thurlow and Arthell Isom of D’ART
Shtajio (“Indigo Ignited, XOgenaSYS”). Shunsuke Ochiai is co-executive
producer. Hiroaki Takeuchi is production executive (“The Animatrix”)
is Simpson’s fourth full length release following his self-produced, GRAMMY®
Award-winning 2016 album, “A Sailor’s Guide To Earth” which garnered rave
reviews from The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NPR Music, Rolling
Stone, Stereogum, Pitchfork, Salon, Billboard, The Atlantic, Paste, SPIN,
American Songwriter among many others. Simpson brought his electrifying
live show to the small screen with nationally televised performances on “The
Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” “Conan,”
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” and,
most memorably, on “Saturday Night Live” and the 59th GRAMMY Awards
telecast. Earlier this summer, Simpson unveiled a brand new track
“The Dead Don’t Die,” the original theme song for the acclaimed film of the
same name, written and directed by Jim Jarmusch.
5 CD AND DIGITAL BOX SET RELEASED ON 15TH NOVEMBER, 2019
INCLUDES 12 EXCLUSIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED TRACKS AND BRAND NEW MIX OF SPACE ODDITY ALBUM BY TONY VISCONTI
SPACE ODDITY (2019 MIX) ALBUM ALSO AVAILABLE SEPARATELY ON CD, STANDARD DIGITAL, 96/24 DIGITAL AND RANDOMISED BLACK, EXTREMELY LIMITED NUMBERED SILVER AND GOLD VINYL SINGLE RUN PRESSINGS.
‘CONVERSATION PIECE’ (2019 MIX) AVAILABLE NOW AS A STREAMING ONLY SINGLE.
Parlophone Records is proud to announce DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE, a five CD box set and digital equivalent tracking David’s early development throughout 1968 and 1969, via his home demos, BBC radio sessions, studio recordings with guitarist John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson and the experimental music and mime group, Feathers. The collection also celebrates the 50th anniversaries of the release of the ‘Space Oddity’ single and David’s second album, David Bowie (aka Space Oddity).
DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE contains twelve previously unreleased tracks/demos from the period as well as a brand new mix of the Space Oddity (aka David Bowie) album by longtime Bowie producer/collaborator Tony Visconti.
The new mix of the album now features the title track of the boxset ‘Conversation Piece’ restored to the tracklisting in its initially intended position before it was originally dropped due to time constraints of vinyl.
Of the 2019 Space Oddity album mix Visconti says “It was so much fun to find hidden gems of musicianship with more time to mix the second time around, a guitar twiddle here, a trombone blast there, Marc Bolan’s voice in a group choir and more detail in general that we overlooked all those years ago when the label gave us a week at the most to mix this album. And in the details you will find 22 year old David Bowie, who would soon take the world by storm.”
The 120 page hardback book accompanying the box features exclusive memorabilia from the personal collection of David’s former manager, the late Ken Pitt, as well as from the David Bowie Archive®, and includes photos by Ray Stevenson, Vernon Dewhurst, David Bebbington, Ken Pitt, Alec Byrne, Tony Visconti and Jojanneke Claasen.
The sleeve notes have been written for the release by Bowie experts Mark Adams, Tris Penna and Kevin Cann along with contributions from David’s lifelong friend George Underwood, Tony Visconti, Vernon Dewhurst, Dana Gillespie and John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson.
The 2019 mix of the Space Oddity album will also be released separately and individually on CD, standard digital, 96/24 digital and vinyl. The various vinyl configurations will be randomly distributed worldwide with a mixture of hand-numbered labels; numbers 1 to 1969 on silver vinyl numbers and 1970 to 2019 on gold vinyl, with the remainder being black vinyl. DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE
Titles marked * are unreleased and the two Decca tracks presented here are released in superior quality to that released on the Deluxe Edition of David’s self-titled debut album on Deram. There is also a rare appearance for the full length mono version of Feathers’ ‘Ching-a-Ling’.
CD 1 – Home Demos
April’s Tooth Of Gold (2.29) * The Reverend Raymond Brown (Attends the Garden Fête on Thatchwick Green) (2.15) * When I’m Five (3.18) * Mother Grey (3.00) In The Heat Of The Morning (2.59) Goodbye 3d (Threepenny) Joe (3.19) Love All Around (2.49) London Bye, Ta-Ta (3.31) Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 1) (2.31) Angel Angel Grubby Face (version 2) (2.37) Animal Farm (2.21) * Space Oddity (solo demo fragment) (2.39) Space Oddity (version 1) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (4.02) Space Oddity (version 2) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (5.00) * Space Oddity (version 3) with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (5.10) Lover To The Dawn with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (3.50) Ching-a-Ling with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.58) An Occasional Dream with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.49) Let Me Sleep Beside You with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (2.54) Life Is A Circus with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson (4.50) Conversation Piece (3.47) * Jerusalem (4.19) * Hole In The Ground with George Underwood (3.29) *
CD2 – The ‘Mercury’ Demos
with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson
Space Oddity (5.28) Janine (3.53)
An Occasional Dream (3.18) Conversation Piece (3.31) Ching-a-Ling (3.35) I’m Not Quite (aka Letter To Hermione) (4.00) Lover To The Dawn (5.01) Love Song (4.08) When I’m Five (3.13) Life Is A Circus (5.33)
CD3 – Conversation Pieces (Mono)
In The Heat Of The Morning (Decca mono version) (2.51) London Bye, Ta-Ta (Decca alternative version) (2.36)
BBC Top Gear radio session with the Tony Visconti Orchestra, recorded 13th May, 1968
In The Heat Of The Morning (3.01) London Bye, Ta-Ta (2.39) Karma Man (3.07) When I’m Five (3.14) Silly Boy Blue (4.32) Ching-a-Ling (2.51) Space Oddity (Morgan Studios version – alternative take) (4.22)* with John ‘Hutch’ Hutchinson Space Oddity (U.K. single edit) (4.42) Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side – mono mix) (4.54) Janine (mono mix) (3.23) Conversation Piece (3.06)
BBC Dave Lee Travis Show radio session, recorded 20th October, 1969
Let Me Sleep Beside You (3.20) Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed (4.03) Janine (3.03)
CD 4 – 1969 stereo mixes
The original David Bowie (aka Space Oddity) album
Space Oddity (5.14) Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (inc. Don’t Sit Down) (6.51) Letter To Hermione (2.32) Cygnet Committee (9.31) Janine (3.21) An Occasional Dream (2.54) Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.46) God Knows I’m Good (3.17) Memory Of A Free Festival (7.09)
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single B-side stereo mix) (4.56) Letter To Hermione (early mix) (2.32) * Janine (early mix) (3.23) * An Occasional Dream (early mix) (2.54) * Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (full length version) (5.14)
CD 5 – 2019 mixes (all previously unreleased)
The Space Oddity album
Space Oddity (5.20) Unwashed and Somewhat Slightly Dazed (6.18) Letter To Hermione (2.32) Cygnet Committee (9.28) Janine (3.21) An Occasional Dream (2.57) Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (4.50) Conversation Piece (3.11) God Knows I’m Good (3.16) Memory Of A Free Festival (7.14)
Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud (single version) (4.59) Ragazzo Solo, Ragazza Sola (5.20)
DAVID BOWIE CONVERSATION PIECE RELEASED ON PARLOPHONE ON 15TH NOVEMBER, 2019.
Neil Youngwith Crazy Horse have completed a brand new studio album
titledCOLORADOwhich is set for release on October 25 via Reprise Records.
This is the first new music since 2012’s critically acclaimed PSYCHEDELIC PILL.
COLORADO was recorded mostly
live in the studio in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and produced by Young and
John Hanlon with additional mixing at Shangri-La
Studios in Malibu. Mastering by Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering,
Hollywood. As with every Young release, the resultant audio fidelity is nothing
short of astonishing and sounds as if one is present on the studio floor with
the band during the recording.
COLORADO will be available on high resolution digital audio through NYA, and on a
three-sided, double vinyl album set with a bonus 7” vinyl single as well as CD
and digitally at all streaming and digital outlets. The bonus single contains
two non-album tracks, “Rainbow Of Colors,” (live) recorded
live by Neil Young solo and was the first-ever public performance of
this powerful new fan favorite, and “Truth Kills,” a studio
track by Young with Crazy Horse.
Pre-order COLORADO now and receive and instant download
of the album track “Milky Way.”
Rainbow Of Colors (solo, live in Portland, OR May
Truth Kills (Neil Young with Crazy Horse –
In other Neil Young news, a book co-authored by
Young and Phil Baker titled, TO
FEEL THE MUSIC: A Songwriters Mission To Save High Quality Audio, will be published in
Septemberby BenBella Books. This is a
memoir about Young’s single most passionate pursuit: Bringing high-quality
audio back to music lovers, who have been forced to settle for compressed,
digital files that rob songs of their original warmth. Click here for
Young – guitars, vocals, piano, vibes, harmonica
‘PINK FLOYD THE LATER YEARS’Released: 29 November 2019
Ultimate 16-disc collection of materials from 1987 onwards
‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ updated and re-mixed by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson
Over six hours of previously unheard audio and over seven hours of previously unseen audiovisuals from ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’, ‘The Division Bell’ and ‘The Endless River’ albums
Full unreleased audio and remastered films from 1989’s Venice concert and 1990’s special Knebworth concert: unseen for decades
Unearthed footage of Pulse rehearsals and full-length Ian Emes film of ‘The Endless River’
First ever release of Pink Floyd’s last live performance with David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright together at the 2007 Syd Barrett Tribute Concert included on Blu-ray, DVD and 7” vinyl
New 5.1 mixes, first ever Blu-ray releases and unique 7” singles included
Memorabilia including replica tour programmes, a lyric book and a 60-page photo book
2-LP / 1CD highlights package also to be released.
November 2019, Pink Floyd Records will release ‘Pink Floyd The Later
Years’, a 16-disc set (5xCDs, 6xBlu-Rays, 5xDVDs) covering the material
created by David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright from 1987 onwards. The
period generated record sales of over 40 million worldwide and included three
studio albums: ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’, ‘The Division Bell’ and
‘The Endless River’ as well as two live albums: ‘Delicate Sound of
Thunder’ and ‘Pulse’. With additional production from David Gilmour
and Andy Jackson, over 13 hours of unreleased audio and audiovisual material,
including the sought-after 1989 Venice and 1990 Knebworth concerts, ‘Pink Floyd
The Later Years’ is a must for all fans.
multi-media, deluxe box set, ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ presents an expanded
view of the Pink Floyd story from 1987 to the present and kicks off with ‘A
Momentary Lapse of Reason’, the album that confirmed Pink Floyd as one of the
world’s biggest artists.
album, presented for the first time in 5.1, has been remixed and updated by
David Gilmour and Andy Jackson. The release of The Later Years project gives an
opportunity for a fresh overview of the ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ album. By
returning to some of Richard Wright’s keyboard parts and recording new drum
tracks with Nick Mason, producers David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin have restored the
creative balance between the three Pink Floyd members.
1987 and 1988 the band’s live shows became the largest-grossing concert tour
ever to that date and produced the critically acclaimed, Grammy Award nominated,‘Delicate Sound of Thunder’. Filmed at
the Nassau Coliseum in New York State, the concert shows the band on the top of
their form.The concert has been fully re-edited and upgraded from the
original 35mm film negatives by
Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell and Benny Trickett and the sound remixed to
5.1. It also includes Terminal
Frost and Welcome
To The Machine, two tracks that were not included on the original
concert film release. For
the first time the concert is available in 5.1 on Blu-ray and DVD.
of the most sought-after additions to ‘Pink Floyd The Later Years’ are the 1989
Venice Concert, performed on a floating stage in front of St Mark’s Square, and
the 1990 Silver Clef Winners performance at Knebworth. Both concerts,
previously unreleased, are now available on both DVD and Blu-ray (145mins). The momentous Knebworth concert saw Pink Floyd topping the all-star bill
(that included Paul McCartney, Dire Straits, Genesis, Phil Collins, Eric
Clapton and Tears For Fears), in aid of the Nordoff Robbins charity, profits
from which went towards setting up the BRIT School. David Gilmour and Andy
Jackson have remixed the audio from this iconic concert and all 7 tracks
performed on the day (with guest musicians including sax player Candy Dulfer,
the original TheGreat Gig In The Sky vocalist Clare Torry,
keyboard player Michael Kamen and Sam Brown with her mother, Vicki, on vocals),
are released here as well as for the first time ever on CD.
album ‘The Division Bell’ sold over 12 million copies, having debuted at No 1
in the UK, the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It stayed at the top of the US
charts for 4 weeks, and also went to No 1 in six other countries. The resulting
tour was captured and recorded for the concert release ‘Pulse’. This release contains the entire ‘Pulse’ live concert film, re-edited
and upgraded from the original masters, from the groundbreaking Earl’s Court
gigs, and available for the first time on Blu-ray. Also uncovered for the first
time is footage of the band in rehearsals on 20 October 1994 performing A
Great Day For Freedom and Lost For Words.
2014, Pink Floyd released ‘The Endless River’, comprising mostly instrumental
and ambient music based on material recorded during ‘The Division Bell’
sessions. Featuring David Gilmour, Nick Mason and Richard Wright, additional
material was recorded in 2013 and 2014, with one song, Louder than Words,
with lyrics by author & novelist Polly Samson (the primary lyricist for
‘The Division Bell’ album). ‘The Endless River’ became the most
pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon UK and debuted at number one in several
countries. The vinyl edition was the fastest-selling UK vinyl release since
1997. Included here for the first time is the
never previously seen specially commissioned full 52-minute ‘The Endless River’
film by Ian Emes, famed for his work with Pink Floyd, including his animations
for One of These Days, Speak To Me, Time and On the Run.
off the package are hours of unreleased bonus materials including music videos,
documentary footage, bonus live tracks, upgraded tour screen films and
documentaries. It includes the first ever release, on Blu-ray, DVD and 7”
vinyl, of the last live performance of Pink Floyd with David Gilmour, Nick
Mason and Richard Wright together in 2007. This special performance of Arnold
Layne took place at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert at The Barbican on 10
May 2007. The full set boasts
previously unreleased or remixed audio, plus restored, remastered and re-edited
audio-visuals including unreleased concert footage and promo clips.
With the help of Nick Mason and the Pink Floyd archive, the box set comes with reproductions of tour artwork, posters, programmes, tour laminates, lyric book and much more including two 7” vinyl singles, (the live version of Arnold Layne performed at the Syd Barrett Tribute Concert in 2007 and Lost For Words from the ‘Pulse’ tour rehearsals at Earl’s Court), in new picture sleeves and etched image B-sides. Also included is a brand new 60-page hardback book of photos, designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios, including many previously unseen images.
CDs are encased in their own 40-page hardback book with an extensive guide to
all content, tracklists and credits.
will also be a 2-LP / 1-CD ‘Highlights’ package. It comes in a gatefold sleeve
(for both 1-CD and 2-LP), and each will contain a 24-page booklet containing
previously unseen and rare photos.
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts 1-5) [Live at Knebworth 1990] [2019 Mix] (new 2019 mix)
Marooned Jam (Unreleased 1994 Recording) (previously unreleased)
One Slip (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
Lost For Words (Tour Rehearsal 1994) (previously unreleased)
Us And Them (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)
Comfortably Numb (Live at Knebworth 1990) [2019 Mix] (previously unreleased)
Sorrow (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
Learning To Fly (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)
High Hopes (Early Version) [Unreleased 1994 Recording] (previously unreleased)
On The Turning Away (2019 Remix) (new A Momentary lapse of Reason 2019 mix)
Wish You Were Here (Live at Knebworth 1990) [2019 Mix] (previously unreleased)
Run Like Hell (Live, Delicate Sound Of Thunder) [2019 Remix] (new 2019 mix)
Floyd The Later Years’ will be released on November 29th and is
available to pre-order here:
5 x CDs, contained in their own
40-page, hardback book, containing a guide to all content, tracklistings,
exhaustive content detail and credits.
CD 1 ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’ Remixed & Updated 51 mins
CD 2 & 3 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Remixed 140 mins
CD 4 Live Recordings, 1987 & 1994 Unreleased Studio Recordings 65 mins
CD 5 Knebworth Concert 1990 57 mins
6 x Blu-rays, each contained in a
gatefold wallet with dedicated cover art, including tracklistings and music
publishing credits. Discs contained in protective plastic sleeves inside
Blu-ray 1 Surround & Hi-res Audio Mixes 152 mins
Blu-ray 2 ‘Delicate Sound Of Thunder’ Restored & Remixed 120 mins
Blu-ray 3 ‘Pulse’ Restored & Re-edited 145 mins
Blu-ray 4 Venice Concert 1989 & Knebworth Concert 1990 147 mins
Blu-ray 5 Unreleased Live Films Music Videos & Concert Screen Films 154 mins
Blu-ray 6 Documentaries & Unreleased Material 122 mins
5 x DVDs (duplicating the content of
Blu-rays 2-6 above), each contained in a gatefold wallet with dedicated cover
art, including tracklistings and music publishing credits.
2 x 7” vinyl singles in brand-new
picture sleeves, featuring ‘Arnold Layne’ performed live by Pink Floyd at the
Syd Barrett Tribute concert, 2007 and Lost
For Words from
the Pulse tour rehearsals at Earl’s Court.
60-page hard backed book of photos
designed by Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios,
including many previously unseen images.
Replica Tour Programmes and Lyric Book
A newly-created set of reproduction
tour programmes (Pink Floyd World Tour 1987/1988, Pink Floyd Live 1989, Pink
Floyd European Tour 1994), plus a brand-new Lyrics Book, designed by Aubrey
Powell of Hipgnosis and Peter Curzon of StormStudios.
A collection of reproduction
memorabilia including tour passes, stickers and posters, all printed to
replicate the originals, and contained in a prestige card envelope.
LIMITED EDITION Heavyweight
Single Gatefold Coloured Vinyl
While Pixies have been
acclaimed as the most influential, pioneering band of the late 80s alt/rock
movement, having blazed the trail for artists from Nirvana to Radiohead to
Pearl Jam, today, a whole new generation of music fans is discovering the
band’s iconic “loudquietloud” signature sound. After five
genre-defining studio albums — including the now-Platinum-certified Doolittle–
Pixies disbanded in 1993, and then launched their reunion tour in April 2004,
playing to sell-out crowds across the globe for 15 years, a far longer period
of time than they were a band originally. But writing, recording and releasing
new music was something that the band had been wanting to do for a long time,
so they secretly booked studio time in Wales for the fall of 2012. Six days
into the recording, founding bassist Kim Deal decided to leave the band; Black
Francis, Joey Santiago and David Lovering made the decision to carry on,
finishing and releasing the band’s first studio album in more than two decades,
2014’s Indie Cindy. Also wanting to play live, the three began working with a number
of touring bassists, including former A Perfect Circle bassist, Paz Lenchantin
who came out on the road with the band in 2014. The band welcomed her as
Pixies’ permanent bassist in 2016.
Also, in 2016, Pixies released
its second post-reunion studio album, Head Carrier which was also
Lenchantin’s recording debut with the band. As the UK’s DIY put it,
“They’re back. They’re still brilliant. God save the Pixies.”
December 2018 saw the band holed up at
Dreamland Studios near Woodstock, NY with producer Tom Dalgety where they
recorded their second album as a unit, “Beneath the Eyrie” out on
September 13, 2019.
W A T C H T H E V I D E O F O R ‘C A T F I S H K A T E’
information contact Tower Records on (01)6713250
Warner Music Ireland and Rascals Beer team up with ‘let’s rock’ IPA!
Let’s Rock! No, really, Let’s Rock. It’s the title of the new album from Ohio scuzzy bluesy guitar ledgebags The Black Keys, one of the best rock bands of the past twenty years. Their 2011 album El Camino was a global hit, not least because of the insanely successful and still brilliant Lonely Boy, but The Black Keys earned their stripes a long time ago with albums such as Brothers from 2010 and Rubber Factory released back in 2004.
They’ve returned with a new album that veers back towards the path to rock righteousness after a brief detour with the slightly more introspective 2014 album Turn Blue. And guess what? We got together with Warner Music and The Black Keys to bring out a special limited can to celebrate the new album! Damn right we did. Let’s Rock is the new album and it’s out now.
We made a fresh batch of Happy Days pale ale and canned up an
extremely limited edition run. There’s even a QR code to scan which
allows you to listen to the album. It’s a rock and roll beer for a rock
and roll album.
You won’t be able to buy these cans in the shops, but we are going to give them away on our social channels, PLUS! We’ll give some away as prizes at this Sunday’s Quizzy Rascals table quiz here in Inchicore (30 June) Get your tickets for Quizzy Rascals here. If you love craft beer and pizza, as well as great tunes, then you need to spend a lot more time here at Rascals HQ taproom and pizza restaurant, Inchicore.
debut solo single ‘Wall of Glass’ put him back where he belongs, but Liam
Gallagher’s ‘Shockwave’ is already powering towards a much bigger launch.
Competing for a Top 20 position on the Official Singles Chart, ‘Shockwave’
is performing stronger across both downloads and streaming and will comfortably
top the Official Vinyl Singles Chart.
Liam builds on that flying start by sharing the track’s official video.
Directed by the award-winning François
Rousselet, the video sets Liam’s swaggering charisma to
some striking, cinematic-scale photography. It takes him on a voyage through America’s
Deep South, from desolate wastelands to train tracks and large-scale
video comes as Liam confirms that his eagerly anticipated second album ‘Why
Me? Why Not’ will be released on September 20th on WarnerRecords. The album is now available to pre-order from and will be
available on a variety of CD, vinyl, download and streaming formats. There will
also be a special D2C package which compiles a deluxe CD, a sun yellow vinyl
album and a one-sided etched 12” which features three deluxe bonus tracks along
with a demo recording that’s exclusive to this format – all packaged in a
Me? Why Not.’ was
written by Liam with producers AndrewWyatt and GregKurstin and recorded in LosAngeles and at RAKStudios
in London. Wyatt and Kurstin previously contributed
writing and production to Liam’s all-conquering debut solo album ‘As
You Were’, and Liam was keen to get even deeper with them this time.
As a result, ‘Why Me? Why Not.’ is a clear upgrade on ‘As You Were’ but
not a radical departure.
wrote some songs on my own for the last album, but this time it’s all
co-writes. Reason being is I want it to be even better than ‘As You Were’. I
know my strengths and I know my limitations. I’m an ok songwriter, but I’m a
great singer and frontman. I want the second album to be a step-up because the
hardest thing to do is to make something the same, only better. So that’s what
‘Shockwave’ has seen Liam Gallagher
make a typically full-throttle return. Super intimate sold-out show at Hackney
Round Chapel? Biblical. Premiere and release of the long-awaited ‘As It Was’
documentary? Completed. Featured on the cover of Q, who described him as
“rock’s finest frontman”? Naturally.
debut solo album ‘As
You Were’ was a critical and commercial smash. It debuted at #1
in IRELAND and in the UK, out-selling the rest of the Top 10 in the
process and was soon certified Platinum. Liam was back where he
belonged, selling out huge outdoor shows and earning major awards from Q,
NME and GQ.
Liam’s next double-bill of huge UK
shows comes at the end of the month. He’ll play a sold-out Eden Sessions
show on the 26th before hitting Glastonbury’sPyramidStage on the 29th.
Liam will play
Irish Independent Park, Cork on Sunday June 23rd, 2019.
Studio group portrait of Led Zeppelin, London,
December 1968. Clockwise from left: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Robert Plant,
8th May 2019 – Now in post-production, the as yet untitled Led Zeppelin documentary,
directed by Bernard MacMahon, celebrates the world’s best-selling rock band on
their fiftieth anniversary. The documentary traces the journeys of the four
members through the music scene of the 1960s, their meeting in the summer of
1968 for a rehearsal that will change the future of rock, and culminates in
1970 when their second album knocks The Beatles off the top of the charts and
they become the number one band in the world.
With brand new interviews
of Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival
interviews with the late John Bonham, this documentary will be the first of its
kind; the Led Zeppelin story told through the words of the men that lived it,
with no outside voices or conjecture. Featuring never before seen archive film
and photographs, state of the art audio transfers of the band’s music, as well
as the music that shaped their sound, this documentary will be the definitive
telling of the birth of the world’s biggest selling rock band. It is the first
and only time the band have participated in a documentary in fifty years.
Jimmy Page: “When I saw everything Bernard had done both visually and sonically
on the remarkable achievement that is American Epic, I knew he would be qualified to tell our story.”
Robert Plant: “Seeing Will Shade, and so many other important early American
musicians, brought to life on the big screen in American Epic inspired me to
contribute to a very interesting and exciting story.”
John Paul Jones: “The time was right for us to tell our own story for the first time
in our own words, and I think that this film will really bring that story to
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This morning, Las Vegas native and Panic!
at the Disco frontman Brendon Urie earned the esteemed honour of receiving
the Key to the City of his hometown in recognition of his outstanding
achievements in music. Presented to him by Las Vegas Commissioner Jim Gibson on
the eve of two highly-anticipated performances at the Billboard Music Awards on
Wednesday, May 1 at 8pm ET/PT on NBC, Urie joins the likes of renowned artists
like Elvis Presley, Madonna, and Britney Spears who received the honour before
Urie has always celebrated his Vegas
roots throughout his career, from recording the Grammy nominated band’s
platinum-selling second album, Pretty.Odd., at the studio at The Palms
to shooting countless videos and photo shoots in his home town including the
cover art for the band’s platinum-certified fourth album, Too Weird to Live,
Too Rare To Die. Last year, Urie performed a sold out show at the city’s
T-Mobile Arena as part of his critically acclaimed Pray For The Wicked Tour as
well as a show-stopping set inside the middle of Vegas’s iconic Bellagio
Fountain ahead of Game 5 of the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Finals. Likewise, the Las
Vegas Golden Knights currently use Panic!’s “Vegas Lights” as their goal song.
Continuing his dedication to Vegas –
Urie, via his Highest
is partnering with State Farm and the Boys & Girls Club of Southern Nevada
to break ground on a Youth Notes For Notes® recording studio for local
children which will open later this year. Urie hopes to help create an
environment as supportive as the one he had at Palo Verde High School under the
instruction of his music teacher, Mr. Richard Matta.He’s carried the
unparalleled spirit of Vegas showmanship with him and this honour culminates
with a high profile appearance at this year’s Billboard Music Awards, where the
four time nominee will join Taylor Swift on a show-opening performance of her
recently unveiled single “ME!” and perform Panic! at the Disco’s latest hit
“Hey Look Ma, I Made It.”
BBMA executive producers Mark Bracco
and Robert Deaton also received a proclamation, recognizing 20 consecutive
years of the show broadcasting from the city of lights with the city declaring
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 as “Billboard Music Awards Day” and honouring the show
with a “Billboard Music Awards Blvd.” street sign.
The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” are
set to air on NBC for the second year in a row and will broadcast from the MGM
Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The
three-hour telecast will showcase this year’s hottest musical acts, unexpected
collaborations and buzzworthy moments. “Billboard Music Awards” nominees and
winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and
digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement,
tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next
Big Sound. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2018 through
March 7, 2019. The “2019 Billboard Music Awards” is produced by dick clark
productions. Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are
About Panic! At The
Panic! At The Disco – fronted by
Brendon Urie – is a Grammy-nominated, award-winning, internationally acclaimed
rock band hailing from Las Vegas. Their latest album, Pray For The Wicked, has
been certified gold by the RIAA after scoring their second consecutive #1 debut
on the Billboard 200 Chart upon its June 2018 release via Fueled By Ramen/DCD2
Records. Pray For The Wicked is highlighted by the 2x-platinum certified
hit “High Hopes,” which not only claimed the top spot across six different
Billboard charts, but also simultaneously hit #1 across three different radio
formats, including Pop, Alternative, and Hot AC, where it broke the record by
topping the chart for 14 weeks, the longest run in 15 years. Panic! At The
Disc0 have sold over 1,000,000 tickets in the last year — selling out over 85
arenas on their global tour, including two nights at London’s renowned The O2.
Pray For The Wicked follows 2016’s
GRAMMY-nominated Death Of A Bachelor, which also debuted at #1 on the Billboard
200 Chart and went to become the highest selling rock album and fourth-highest
selling album overall released in 2016, according to Nielsen Soundscan. In
2017, Urie took on Broadway, first starring as Charlie Price in the critically
acclaimed, TONY Award-winning hit Kinky Boots. The following year, he
received his own TONY Award nomination for “Best Original Score Written For
Theatre” for “Simple Sponge,” a song he wrote for SpongeBob SquarePants:
The Broadway Musical. Outside of music, Urie has founded the Highest
Hopes Foundation – an umbrella fund which supports the efforts of non-profit
organizations that lead, develop, and advocate support for human rights for all
people and communities subject to discrimination or abuse on the basis of
gender, race, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity. In June 2018,
Urie named GLSEN the foundation’s first beneficiary and pledged $1 million
donation to the LGBTQ non-profit.
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