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The Staves Release 3-Track EP Sleeping In A Car

The Staves Release 3-Track EP Sleeping In A Car on May 13th


UK-based band’s 18-City North American tour begins June 3rd

“Ethereal, angelic, and otherworldly. They are simply astonishing.”—Stereogum

Nonesuch Records releases “Sleeping in a Car”, a three-song EP from the English trio The Staves, on May 13, 2016. The EP is the follow-up to the band’s 2015 Nonesuch debut If I Was, of which the New York Times said “the songs are illuminated from within,” and Magnet praised, “The perfection just goes on and on until you start to wonder: Are they human?” “Sleeping in a Car” was recorded in Eau Claire, WI, at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio and also at Urchin Studios in London. The Watford, England–based sisters—Emily (vocals, keyboards), Jessica (vocals, guitar, keyboards), and Camilla (vocals, guitar, ukulele) Staveley-Taylor—will embark on a 18-city North American tour beginning June 3. Stops include Minneapolis, Washington, Nashville, and New York, among others, along with the Firefly, Newport, and Eaux Claires festivals.

“Sleeping in a Car” is available to pre-order digitally from iTunes; physical CDs will be available exclusively at the Staves’ shows.

The sisters said of the EP, “These songs reflect the transient nature of travelling. Fleeting moments, like a slide show—reflections in car windows, streetlights passing in rhythm, stolen phone calls, late nights. Feelings of displacement and a disconnect— living in some sort of alternate state of reality. But underneath it all is the feeling of adventure and making your own rules and how dizzying and freeing that can be.”

The Staves released their first full-length album, Dead & Born & Grown, produced by Glyn and Ethan Johns, in 2012. The Sunday Times called it “a debut of stellar beauty and hidden depths.” The band then spent much of the next three years touring the world, including opening spots with the Civil Wars, Ben Howard, and Bon Iver.

During the Bon Iver run, the sisters formed a bond with Vernon, who invited them to visit April Base, where he ultimately produced If I Was. Following its release, The Staves performed at a string of international festivals, including Glastonbury and Eaux Claires, before joining Florence and the Machine’s sold-out UK arena tour. In addition to the North American dates, they play Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival in London this summer (June 14).

Friday, June 3 The Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, June 4 High Noon Saloon, Madison, WI
Sunday, June 5 Club Garibaldi, Milwaukee, WI
Monday, June 6 Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL
Wednesday, June 8 The Crofoot, Pontiac, MI
Thursday, June 9 Lee’s Palace, Toronto, ON
Friday, June 10 Bar Le Ritz PDB, Montreal, QC
Tuesday, June 14 Royal Festival Hall, London, UK (Guy Garvey’s Meltdown Festival)
Thursday, June 16 Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Friday, June 17 Baby’s All Right, Brooklyn, NY
Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19 Firefly Festival, Dover, DE
Monday, June 20 Rock and Roll Hotel, Washington, DC
Tuesday, June 21 Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro, NC
Thursday, June 23 Smith’s Olde Bar, Atlanta, GA
Friday, June 24 The High Watt, Nashville, TN
Saturday, June 25 Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
Sunday, June 26 The Riot Room, Kansas City, MO
Friday, July 22 Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
Friday, July 8 Winnipeg Folk Festival, Winnipeg, MB
Friday-Saturday, August 12 & 13 Eaux Claires, Eau Claire, WI






Grammy Award-winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Red Hot Chili Peppers return with a new single — “Dark Necessities” which is released around the world today via all digital retailers.

The track is the first song to be released from the Los Angeles-based band’s upcoming 11th studio album, The Getaway released on June 17th. Fans who pre-order the album will receive an instant download of “Dark Necessities”. The album was produced by Danger Mouse and mixed by Nigel Godrich. Red Hot Chili Peppers’ previous album, I’m With You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 countries.


The Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform at a variety of music festivals around the world this summer, including headlining Tennents Vital festival in Belfast on 25th August.

The GetawayTracklisting
1. The Getaway
2. Dark Necessities
3. We Turn Red
4. The Longest Wave
5. Goodbye Angels
6. Sick Love
7. Go Robot
8. Feasting on the Flowers
9. Detroit
10. This Ticonderoga
11. Encore
12. The Hunter
13. Dreams of a Samurai
About Red Hot Chili Peppers
One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards, including “Best Rock Album” for Stadium Arcadium, “Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group” for “Dani California,” “Best Rock Song” for “Scar Tissue,” and “Best Hard Rock Performance With Vocal” for “Give It Away.” The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2012. The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest studio album, I’m With You, was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 29, 2011.





Pre-order the album here

Foy Vance has unveiled the video for “She Burns”, the lead track from his Gingerbread Man Records debut album The Wild Swan, to be released 13 May. Directed by Gus Black, the video was shot on location in Los Angeles, CA and stars actor/musician Lucy Hale from ABC Family/Netflix’s hit series ‘Pretty Little Liars’.

The second album to be released on Ed Sheeran’s new label Gingerbread Man Records, The Wild Swan was recorded in Nashville’s legendary Blackbird Studios and produced/mixed by GRAMMY Award-winner Jacquire King. Recording legend Elton John is the album’s Executive Producer, and Vance will be supporting Elton on his Wonderful Crazy Tour this summer. The Wild Swan is the follow up to Vance’s 2013 Glassnote Records release, Joy of Nothing, which won the inaugural Northern Ireland Music Prize that year.

With production inspired by one of Vance’s favourite albums, Tom Waits’ Mule Variations, the wonderfully natural sounding The Wild Swan offers ample evidence as to why Vance is so celebrated by his peers as a songwriter and lyricist. It opens with “Noam Chomsky Is A Soft Revolution”, a rock’n’blues roll-call of musical, philosophical, literary and polemical insurrectionists. It stops off with “Coco”, a tender, campfire song written for the daughter of good friend Courtney Cox (Coco is a friend of Vance’s own daughter, Ella). And it ends with a dash of uillean pipes and “The Wild Swans On The Lake”, a stop-you-in-your-tracks breath of Celtic balladry inspired by WB Yeats’ poem ‘The Wild Swans At Coole’. In between, Vance gets up close and personal on the hymnal “Burden” and the ancient-but-modern “Be Like You Belong”, his soulful rasp weaving through pedal-steel and simple piano chords.

Foy Vance live:
May 12 London, Hoxton Hall (SOLD OUT)
June 10 Lincolnshire Showground, Lincoln (supporting Elton John)
June 11 Grace Road, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Leicester (supporting Elton John)
June 12 Longleat, Near Warminster, Wiltshire (supporting Elton John)
June 14 Echo Arena, Liverpool (supporting Elton John)
June 19 Exeter Westpoint (supporting Elton John)
June 25 Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh (supporting Elton John)
June 26 Blenheim Palace, Woodstock (supporting Elton John)
August 20 Ottery St. Mary, Beautiful Days Festival

More headline dates to be announced soon.

For more information on Foy Vance please visit:

Remembering Prince 1957-2016

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We lost one of the most revolutionary talents of our time. Prince’s untimely passing is deeply shocking, reminding us that unique artists who chart their own course and move culture are precious few and irreplaceable.

He leapt onto the scene in 1978 and it didn’t take the world long to realize that pop music had changed forever. He played the studio like an instrument and shattered the definition of live performance. He defined a new kind of superstardom, with a transformative impact not just on music, but on video, film, and style.

Prince was the epitome of cool and mystery – an inspirational soul who created his own universe by bringing together different genres, races and cultures with a purity of sound and spirit unlike any other. His visionary gifts as a songwriter, vocalist, musician, performer and producer placed him in a league all his own.

We are honoured to have had Prince as a member of the Warner Bros. Records family during two eras of his astonishing career. We express our deepest condolences to everyone who loved him and join his family, friends and legion of fans in mourning his loss.

Much love from your Warner family.







Following an incredible end to 2015, it has been announced that Jamie Lawson is nominated for an Ivor Novello (Best Song Musically and Lyrically) for his huge single ‘Wasn’t Expecting That’. To date, the track has sold almost a million copies worldwide.

Jamie has also just announced his new single, fan favourite ‘Someone For Everyone’, taken from his #1 eponymous album (now certified Gold).

Give the lyric video a watch

Later this year, Jamie will be playing a huge 17 date autumn tour, including a date at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on October 19th. The tour in October kicks off in Dublin on the 4th, and includes Glasgow’s Barrowlands on the 8th, Brixton on the 19th and rounds off at Plymouth Pavilions on the 27th.

Last year, Jamie was announced as the first signing to Ed Sheeran’s own label Gingerbread Man Records. In the whirlwind that followed, Jamie toured with Ed across the world, went from playing to 150 people at London’s Barfly to supporting One Direction on their final full UK arena tour.

His self-titled album, released in October 2015, reached #1 in the UK and has sold over a quarter of a million copies worldwide.

October 2016:
4th Dublin, Vicar Street
5th Belfast, The Waterfront
7th Newcastle, O2 Academy
8th Glasgow, Barrowlands
10th York, Barbican
11th Lincoln, Engine Shed
13th Sheffield, O2 Academy
14th Manchester, O2 Apollo
16th Birmingham, O2 Academy
17th Leicester, De Montfort
19th London, O2 Academy Brixton
21st Brighton, Dome
22nd Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
24th Cambridge, Corn Exchange
25th Reading, Hexagon
26th Portsmouth, Guildhall
27th Plymouth, Pavilions

Roxette cancel their summer tour.


Roxette cancel their summer tour.


Roxette were supposed to start the last leg of their massive RoXXXette 30th Anniversary Tour on June 3rd. However, singer Marie Fredriksson has been advised by her doctors to refrain from touring and as a consequence all the summer shows are cancelled. Their last performance was to be at the Grand Arena in Cape Town, South Africa on February 8 earlier this year.

Marie Fredriksson: ”It’s been an amazing 30 years! I feel nothing but joy and happiness when I look back on the Roxette world tours. All our shows and memories over the years will forever be a big part of my life. I’m particularly proud and grateful for coming back in 2009 after my severe illness and to have been able to take Roxette around the globe a couple of more times. Sadly, now my touring days are over and I want to take this opportunity to thank our wonderful fans that has followed us on our long and winding journey.
I look forward to the release of our album ”Good Karma” in June – for me it’s our best album ever!”

Per Gessle: Who would have thought this small town band from the Swedish west coast were to be still on the loose after 30 years! We’ve done mind-blowing gigs all over the world that has taken us far beyond our wildest and craziest dreams. I want to thank all our fellow musicians and collaborators on and off the road. Thanks also to our beautiful fans, all of you who have listened, encouraged, waited, travelled, all of you who have shared the singing, laughter, joy and tears. Most of you have been just as much part of Roxette as we have! Without you, nothing (and I mean nothing!) would have been possible. Most of all I want to thank the mighty Marie, the Amazon of the holy voice, the Goddess of superb rock performance, the liberated and magnificent interpreter of my humble words and music, for this magic carpet ride which took us to the top of all the mountains. My God, what a great view we’ve had! The joyride on the road is over now – but we sure had fun, didn’t we?

Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle formed Roxette in 1986 and their debut single was ”Neverending Love”. In April 1989 they became an overnight sensation with ”The Look” and their huge international break was a fact. Since then they have toured the world again and again. Fans from all different corners of Planet Earth have been equally enthusiastic, faithful and devoted; from Birmingham to Buenos Aires, from Vancouver to Vladivostok, from Sydney to Stuttgart. Roxette performed a grand 557 shows in front of millions and millions of cheering people. 75 million albums sold, 51 singles released, four US Billboard number ones and countless top hits on worldwide charts make Roxette one of the most successful bands in the history of pop and rock.

Roxette’s latest single ”It Just Happens” was released on April 8 this year and their 10th studio album ”Good Karma” will be released on June 3.


Deftones: ‘It took a tragedy for us to really reconnect’

The alternative metallers have made it through their ‘dark days’, with new album Gore expected to go top five. But could their singer’s electicism lead to more trouble ahead?

Out of the wilderness: Deftones

“No, I don’t listen to those two records,” says Chino Moreno, of the albums – Deftones and Saturday Night Wrist – from the era in the first half of the last decade that his band, Deftones, hold within their internal folklore as “the dark days”.

“We almost never play them. There’s a song called Battle Axe off the self-titled record. A few years ago, we decided to relearn it for a tour. So I looked up the words online, and I was playing along, thinking: ‘Man, this is so depressing.’ It took me right back to a shitty part of my life, and I wasn’t ready to reflect on that. We haven’t played that song since.”

Many bands have been up and down the rock’n’roll escalator, but few have done so with the melodrama of Deftones, whose narrative of victory snatched from the jaws of defeat snatched, in turn, from victory seems like a particularly lurid episode of Empire, clad in board shorts rather than bling.

At the turn of the century, at the height of the nu-metal boom, Moreno and his band rented a house in the Hollywood Hills while they made their masterpiece, White Pony. The record, which they described as a “cocaine concept album”, shot them out of the nu-metal paddling pool they shared with the likes of POD and Papa Roach, and won them a selective but undying loyalty for its smart, velveteen rock.

“At that time, ’99, 2000, a lot of more aggressive rock bands were actually becoming sort of mainstream,” Moreno says. “But we didn’t want to be confined by some kind of a scene we were already being placed in.” Yet the reason the band were so nuanced in their understanding of the cocaine concept album – and so able to pull clear of their rivals – was that they had been dusting their credit cards with a lot of the stuff. With an inevitability that perhaps only the band themselves failed to notice, by 2003, the hubris that had driven White Pony had descended into introspective sludge on its self-titled follow-up. During promo for Saturday Night Wrist in 2006, interviewers would turn up on Moreno’s doorstep to find the lounge table laden with marijuana, his new poison, he explained, now that he’d kicked the speed habit that had come immediately after he’d finished with the coke habit.

Those interviewers would also have been greeted by a much bulkier Moreno than the 90s metal pin-up. Always thick-set, he’d ballooned in the dark days. Losing that weight has been a gradual process rather than a Hollywood juice diet matter of months, but right now Moreno – a neat, self-contained guy in a red lumberjack shirt – seems in as good a place as he’s ever been.

“I live in nature now,” he says in a soft low burr. “In the mountains, in a little town called Bend, Oregon. I spend a lot of time in dirty clubs. Then I come home and I’m in one of the most beautiful places in the world. And I think that bleeds into the record a lot. Deer sometimes wander across the yard in the morning when I’m sitting on my porch having a coffee.”

Watch the video for Deftones’ Doomed User

Even before he shipped out of his old home in Burbank in Los Angeles, Moreno was a nature fan. He comes up with the concepts for the band’s artwork, and his designs have always been one of the most obvious ways in which Deftones stood apart. There was the white pony on the cover of White Pony. There was the owl fronting 2010’s Diamond Eyes. Now, their forthcoming eighth album, Gore, stars a flock of flamingos.

“They’re in flight,” Moreno says, enthusiastically. “You usually see them standing on one foot, but in flight is something I’ve always wanted to see. The colour palette of flamingos is very intriguing.”

“Clever metal” is a tag its makers tend to shy away from, but there’s something more rarified than the norm about the influences Moreno draws on. Lyrically, his greatest influence is the impressionism of the Cure’s Robert Smith. Musically, he says he always heads first towards the dance section of any record store. As many have observed, he often seems to be more keen on his side-projects – the darkwave electro of Crosses and post-rock of his Death Grips collaboration Team Sleep – than on his main band. On his Twitter account lately, he’s been offering up links to UK underground post-dubstep producer CYPHR. For the B-side of their 1995 single 7 Words, Deftones covered the SmithsPlease Please Please Let Me Get What I Want; other B-sides have featured songs by Sade, Cocteau Twins and Japan, among many others – and Moreno has talked up the vocal effects on Gore by comparing them to the slapback echo on Morrissey’s early solo stuff.

In short, while Kerrang! readers are the band’s meat and drink (the magazine recently hailed Deftones as “the band that changed rock”), they’ve also got a good claim to be every indie kid’s favourite metal band. “I know we have a lot of different types of fans,” says Moreno. “For people who are open to a lot of different types of music, maybe we fill that void for some of them.”

Growing up in Sacramento, the California state capital, Moreno was into Afrika Bambaataa and breakdancing. He introduced his childhood friend Stephen Carpenter –Deftones’ lead guitarist – to drummer Abe Cunningham. “And because I was the guy that introduced them, and being that I didn’t know how to play anything, they both decided I was the singer.”

Of course, in metal circles, there are still those who say he shouldn’t be the singer – because, they suggest, he can’t sing. His is an honest but technically imperfect voice, and he has a tendency to mumble words that has only served to enhance the mystery of his impressionistic lyrics. He can scream, but it’s his whisper that has always been Moreno’s strong suit: a soft, wounded burble that seems to better reflect the gentle, thoughtful, slightly anxious man sipping a cup of canteen instant coffee at Warner Bros HQ in west London.

After Moreno picked up the guitar on White Pony, the band’s muscial palette exploded into vivid colour, but tensions began to emerge between him and Carpenter.Deftones became the kind of band where one member goes into the studio, lays some stuff down, clocks out, then the next one adds their parts the next day. While they made the self-titled album and Saturday Night Wrist they were seldom in the same room.

Watch the video for Prayers/Triangles.

The meltdown continued apace, until it got so much worse. In November 2008, a car driven by bassist Chi Cheng’s sister flipped three times after a collision with another vehicle. He was flung through the window, and spent the next four years in a coma. The band recruited Sergio Vega as a stand-in; Cheng died of a heart attack in April 2013, having started to make a partial recovery.

“Sadly, it took a tragedy like that for us to really reconnect,” Moreno says of the crash. “Maybe we took what we had with our friendships for granted.” The hatchets were quickly buried. They started turning up to the studio on the same days, and the results were obvious. 2010’s Diamond Eyes became the sequel that White Pony had always deserved. That was followed, in 2013, by the lush otherworldly pain of Koi No Yokan. Gore is the first full album they will have made since Cheng’s death. “It’s a very visual word,” Moreno says of the title. “You hear the word and you picture something in your head. Our music is that dichotomy between two things. It can be extreme either way.”

It’s certainly gory in parts: a bleak, sometimes brittle, often mournful ride where the spectre of someone lost can’t help but seem present. Acid Hologram has been reading from In Utero’s textbook on catatonic despair. Hearts/Wires opens with a touch of the Tangerine Dreams, before widening its dreamy hypnosis into infinite ache. Gore – the track Moreno says he likes least – revives some of their fat 90s guitar chops, while a fellow 90s musician, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, turns up to add his signature ranging style to epic album peak Phantom Bride.

“It’s never trying to reinvent ourselves,” Moreno says of the album. “It’s what we do when you put us in a room together. But I’ve never felt confined by that – I’ve always felt we could take that anywhere. Even with White Pony we didn’t talk about going in to make a record to separate ourselves from the nu-metal thing. It just happens.”

Right now, though, there are a few question marks on the horizon over their continued ability to get in the room together. After our interview, Carpenter complained to the press that Gore wasn’t the kind of album he’d have chosen to make. “I just really like metal,” he told Ultimate Guitar. “I would never leave the band that I started, but the band started leaving me. I can’t control that. I mean, I have a great time for the most part.”

Whatever the individual differences, they’re the opposites that combine to make the band what it is. The ability of Deftones to surprise, to wrong-foot their audience, lies in the strength of both of those perspectives.

“I like music that takes me somewhere,” Moreno says, his coffee barely touched, but our time almost at an end. “Say I wake up in the morning, and I’m in the car driving my daughter to school. As soon as she gets out the car, I put on Sway in the Morning on Shade 45. It’s like a total modern hip-hop station. Most of it’s awful, but it’s alive. It takes me somewhere from where I am. At night, usually, when I’m just full of anxiety, I’ll put something completely mellow on. Music has always been something that has transported me and given me some kind of head-change.”

From the depths of despair to mountain-biking in the hills of Oregon, his head has been all over the place through the years, but it’s still taking us somewhere.

Gore is out now on Warners
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VINYL-Essentials (front cover)

Atlantic Records and Warner Bros. Records have unveiled details of the final installment of their groundbreaking musical experience tied to the first season of VINYL, the HBO drama series from Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terence Winter. “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – THE ESSENTIALS: BEST OF SEASON 1” – the second, full length soundtrack tied to the television series’ inaugural season – arrives today (April 15th) at all digital retailers and streaming services ahead of the series finale airing Sunday, April 17th exclusively on HBO. The physical release of the soundtrack is set for May 20th.

“VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – THE ESSENTIALS: BEST OF SEASON 1” takes the listener on a musical journey across the entire first season of VINYL, capturing the series’ key musical moments from the weekly released soundtracks – including brand new recordings from The Arcs, John Doe, Iggy Pop, Royal Blood, Nate Ruess, and Trey Songz (who delivered a stirring cover of David Bowie’s “Life On Mars?”) – alongside exclusive, previously unreleased material from Julian Casablancas, Chris Cornell, Elvis Costello, Charlie Wilson, Charli XCX and more (see attached track-listing).

The ambitious soundtrack series kicked off with the February 12th release of “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES – VOLUME 1,” a full length soundtrack tied to the much-anticipated, season premiere of VINYL. A series of eight digital releases followed, each featuring an exciting combination of original tracks written and produced exclusively for the series, vintage songs from the period re-recorded by contemporary artists, and a wealth of catalogue favourites, all either appearing in or inspired by music in that week’s episode.

The entire “VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES” catalog was produced by the GRAMMY winning trio behind “BOARDWALK EMPIRE VOLUME 1: MUSIC FROM THE HBO ORIGINAL SERIES” comprised of VINYL music supervisor Randall Poster (“THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” “THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE”), Atlantic Records Group President of Film & Television/Atlantic Records Executive Vice President Kevin Weaver (“FURIOUS 7: ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK,” “THE FAULT IN OUR STARS: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE”), and VINYL music producer Stewart Lerman. Meghan Currier, who supervises the music in the series with Poster, co-produced. Executive producers are Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, Terence Winter, and Atlantic Records Chairman/CEO Craig Kallman.

VINYL: Created by Mick Jagger & Martin Scorsese & Rich Cohen and Terence Winter, this new drama series is set in 1970s New York. A ride through the sex- and drug-addled music business at the dawn of punk, disco, and hip-hop, the show is seen through the eyes of a record label president, Richie Finestra, played by Bobby Cannavale, who is trying to save his company and his soul without destroying everyone in his path. Additional series regulars include Olivia Wilde, Ray Romano, Ato Essandoh, Max Casella, P.J. Byrne, J.C. MacKenzie, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Juno Temple, Jack Quaid, James Jagger and Paul Ben-Victor. Scorsese, Jagger and Winter executive produce along with Victoria Pearman, Rick Yorn, Emma Tillinger Koskoff, John Melfi, Allen Coulter and George Mastras. Executive Music Producer Mick Jagger. The 10-episode first season concludes April 17 and will then be available to stream on HBO GO® and HBO NOW®. .

(Atlantic Records/Warner Bros. Records)
DIGITAL RELEASE DATE: April 15th, 2016

1. Jess Glynne, Alex Newell, DJ Cassidy with Nile Rodgers – Kill The Lights
2. Charlie Wilson – Alright Lady (Let’s Make A Baby)
3. Elvis Costello – Back Stabbers
4. Trey Songz – Life On Mars?
5. Iggy Pop – I Dig Your Mind
6. Charli XCX – No Fun
7. John Doe – Strychnine
8. Royal Blood – Where Are You Now?
9. The Arcs – Watch Your Step
10. Chris Cornell – Stay With Me Baby
11. Ty Taylor – I’ve Been Wrong So Long
12. Nasty Bits – Woman Like You
13. Sturgill Simpson – Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl)
14. Julian Casablancas – Venus in Furs
15. Charlie Wilson – Love, I Want You Back
16. Humble Pie – Black Coffee
17. Nate Ruess – I Wanna Be With You


Following a rollercoaster year, Gavin James has announced details of his only headline Dublin show in 2016 when he performs at Dublin’s 3Arena on Friday 9 December.


Tickets €34.50 (standing) / €39.50 (seated) incl. booking & facility fee are on sale at 9am on Friday 15th April from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide and online at

2015 was a bit of a blur for Gavin James. He lost count of how many gigs he played, couldn’t say how many countries he visited and hasn’t a clue how few days off he got. The highlights, however, he will never forget.

Signing to a major label in January was the first. Seeing the live album he’d recorded at his local pub Whelan’s for next to nothing take off across the world was another. Supporting friend and fan Ed Sheeran for two nights at his hometown’s huge Croke Park (75,000), spending the summer supporting Sam Smith in the States and opening for Taylor Swift in Hyde Park were among them. There was sizzling on stage at a sun-soaked Red Rocks, a concert in South Carolina where the size of the crowd scared him and selling out his debut New York show at Mercury Lounge.

Last year was a blast, but it was only the beginning for the toweringly-tall, down-to-earth Dubliner whose heavenly voice, heart-warming, spine-tingling songs and habit of jumping in to audiences to start sing-alongs has won him an army of fans around the world. 2016’s schedule is already full. The sold-out shows – headline this time – have already begun, with a three-night run at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre – as has platinum Top 5 sales for his debut album, Bitter Pill, in his native Ireland, where he was awarded Song Of The Year for the album’s title track at the Choice Music Prize.

And now comes Bitter Pill’s global release. Several of its songs will be familiar to fans of Live At Whelan’s, the intimate live album the singer released at the start of last year as a calling card, but didn’t expect to connect beyond his homeland. On Bitter Pill, those songs have been given the grand setting and loving attention they deserve. Gavin’s raw delivery remains, as does his powerful falsetto, but now there are strings, choir-like backing vocals and electric instruments that add drama to the uptempo tracks.

Tickets for Gavin James are on sale at 9am on Friday 15th April here