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JASON DERULO LIFTS THE VEIL ON NU KING / THE MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTAR’S FIRST ALBUM SINCE 2015 – OUT NOW

JASON DERULO LIFTS THE VEIL ON NU KING

THE MULTI-PLATINUM SUPERSTAR’S FIRST ALBUM SINCE 2015

27-SONG PROJECT FOLLOWS FIRST-EVER COLLABORATION FROM

CHART-TOPPING INTERNATIONAL ICONS JASON DERULO AND MICHAEL BUBLÉ

NU KING PRESENTED ON RELEASE DAY WITH GOLD PLAQUE BY ATLANTIC RECORDS

LISTEN TO NU KING HERE

Chart-topping sensation Jason Derulo officially kicks off a new era with Nu King. The 27-song project is available to stream now via Atlantic Records HERE. As his boldest body of work yet, he collates a handful of fan favorites such as “Acapulco,” “Slow Low,” “Swalla,” “Lifestyle” [feat. Adam Levine], “Love Not War” [feat. Nuka], and more alongside various newly recorded anthems. The project received a special gold plaque upon release from Atlantic Records.

Indicative of his expansive vision, Jason has written and co-directed a 20-minute short film entitled A Dance With Shadows, set to roll out this month. The film will consist of visuals for “Spicy Margarita,” “U + I,” “Mad Love” [feat. YoungBoy Never Broke Again], and “Favorite Song.” Akin to a dark Marvel film steeped in its own otherworldly gangster lore, the action-packed visual moves at the speed of the music highlighted by moments of intrigue, betrayal, seduction, romance, and nonstop twists and turns.

“Nu King is the culmination of my career so far. It’s been nine years since my last full-length, and a lot has happened. I never stopped making music though. A lot of those songs didn’t have a proper home, so I made a place for them. The newer songs are just a piece of my life at the moment. Combining everything, the entire album has a cinematic feel. For the title, King is my son’s name. You can go further, and this is a crowning moment I’m really proud of. 2023 was a preparation year; 2024 is a year of celebrating all of the hard work I’ve put in and what I’ve built.” – Jason Derulo

Derulo is set to embark on the “Nu King World Tour,” beginning on February 22, with dates in Portugal, Kazakhstan, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, France, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland, and Spain slated through June 2024. For complete details, please visit www.jasonderulo.com/tour.

NU KING TRACKLIST

1. Nu King

2. Spicy Margarita Jason Derulo & Michael Bublé

3. Mad Love Jason Derulo & YoungBoy Never Broke Again

4. U + I

5. Lie To Me

6. Favorite Song

7. POV

8. Last Night Jason Derulo, Gucci Mane & Quavo

9. Take You Dancing

10. Don’t Go Nowhere

11. Proximity

12. Limbo Jason Derulo & Lay Bankz

13. Jalebi Baby Tesher x Jason Derulo

14. Comatose

15. Slow Low

16. Swalla featuring Nicki Minaj, Ty Dolla $ign

17. Tip Toe featuring French Montana

18. Lifestyle featuring Adam Levine

19. When Love Sucks featuring Dido

20. Save The Last Dance

21. Ayo Girl (Haitian Konpa Remix) Jason Derulo, Robinson & Mika Ben

22. Down Jason Derulo & David Guetta

23. So Many Hearts

24. Hands On Me featuring Meghan Trainor

25. Underwater Jason Derulo & Alex Shipp

26. Love Not War featuring Nuka

27. Acapulco

Derulo announced the release of Nu King on January 26, accompanied by the fiery single “Spicy Margarita”, a collaboration with fellow icon and esteemed friend, Michael Bublé, available now via Atlantic Records HERE. The surefire hit sampled from Dean Martin’s iconic “Sway,” which Bublé famously covered on his debut studio album over 20 years ago. Bublé’s version of “Sway” has amassed more than 415 million global streams to date. Watch the duo’s electrifying performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! HERE.

Last year saw a non-stop series of releases from the industrious superstar including his acclaimed collaboration with fellow multi-platinum global superstar, GRAMMY® Award-winner Meghan Trainor, “Hands On Me (Feat. Meghan Trainor),” available HERE. The track – which was teased across social media by both artists, and showcased by Derulo with a spectacular live performance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, streaming HERE – was met by critical applause from the likes of American Songwriter, which raved, “Derulo has made a career of consistently switching up his sonic direction. Both artists seem in their element on this nostalgic song.” The fun video also featured superstar socialite + business woman, Paris Hilton, and paid homage to and celebrated the 20th anniversary of the hit reality show, The Simple Life, which Hilton co-starred alongside her best friend Nicole Richie. Watch the video HERE.

The ever-active Derulo is following his recently-wrapped first season as judge on The Voice Australia by co-starring alongside Alexandra Shipp (Barbie, X-Men: Apocalypse) in Underwater, a neo-noir romantic thriller presented by Interval Presents, Warner Music Group’s in-house podcast network. A rollercoaster love story told in the form of a narrative album, the series features brand new, original music from Derulo woven into the story and score, creating an innovative and immersive listening experience and making for a groundbreaking event at the cutting edge of audio entertainment. Underwater premiered October 31 on all major podcast platforms, with new episodes released weekly on Tuesdays HERE. The podcast topped the Apple Podcast charts at #1.

BEA AND HER BUSINESS SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘ME AGAINST MY HEAD’ – OUT NOW

BEA AND HER BUSINESS SHARES THE NEW SINGLE ‘ME AGAINST MY HEAD’.

LISTEN HERE

HEADLINES LONDON’S LAFAYETTE ON APRIL 9TH EUROPEAN TOUR ALSO JUST ANNOUNCED

19-year-old Bea and Her Business is quickly becoming one of the great new hopes of the UK pop scene. Led by the single ‘Born To Be Alive’, her debut EP ‘Introverted Extrovert’ has already exceeded 42 million streams and resulted in her first airplay at Radio 1. Now Bea builds upon her flying momentum by sharing the new single ‘Me Against My Head’. Teasers for the track has already ignited anticipation, with 2.5 million views on TikTok alone and over 10,000 pre-saves.

A beautifully stripped back piano ballad, ‘Me Against My Head’ finds Bea opening up her inner most insecurities for the world to see. The exquisite, expressive tone of her vocal dares to share those vulnerabilities which so many people face: from body confidence issues to questions of self-doubt in social settings. And yet in spite of its challenging subject matter, it’s a song that possesses the honesty to inspire others. You might be struggling with such thoughts, but it’s entirely normal and natural to feel that way.

Bea says, “I am so excited to share my new single ‘Me Against My Head’ with you all. It paints the brutal relationship that I have had with myself and my body over my teenage years and I think in writing the song, it has allowed me to come to terms with it all a little bit more. Please be warned, it might rip your heart from your chest but it’s worth it, I promise. I can’t wait to hear what you all think!

Bea wrote ‘Me Against My Head’ with the track’s producer, the Grammy and Ivor Novello winner Fraser T. Smith (AdeleSam Smith).

‘Me Against My Head’ emerges as Bea prepares to play just her second headline show at London’s Lafayette on April 9th after selling out her debut headline gig at Omeara late last year, while her first European tour has also just been announced. Her first public performance was on one of the biggest stages imaginable: in front of 100,000 people at a festival in Oslo. That moment also coincided with her first international breakthrough as she landed a Top 50 hit in the Nordics.

Bea started writing songs in childhood. Her ability to capture honest observations and a little caustic humour from universal coming-of-age experiences reflects her early admiration of Lily Allen, while Lana Del Rey and Olivia Rodrigo are two of her current inspirations. But her influences go beyond personal experiences with a particular interest in the art of poetry, most significantly from Leonard Cohen and Kate BinghamBea’s first social media following came with her expressive cover versions, but her own songs have forged a much deeper connection with fans.

Her upcoming tour dates are listed below and tickets are available HERE:

APRIL

9th – London, Lafayette

10th – Paris, Point Éphémère

11th – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet

14th – Cologne, Yuca

15th – Berlin, Maschinenhaus

17th – Oslo, Parktreatret

18th – Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil

 

SIA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE ‘DANCE ALONE’ WITH KYLIE AND NEW ALBUM ‘REASONABLE WOMAN’ OUT ON MAY 3RD

SIA ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM

‘REASONABLE WOMAN’ SET FOR RELEASE 

ON MAY 3, 2024 ON ATLANTIC RECORDS

LISTEN TO NEW SIA AND KYLIE SINGLE “DANCE ALONE”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “DANCE ALONE”

Reasonable Woman Features Guest Turns by Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee Chaka Khan, Paris Hilton, Tierra Whack, Labrinth, Kylie, and More!

Global pop icon Sia will release her first proper solo album in eight years – entitled Reasonable Woman – on May 3, 2024 via Atlantic Records.  The record features guest turns from KylieChaka Khan, Paris Hilton, Tierra Whack, Labrinth, Kaliii, and Jimmy Jolliff. 

Today’s announcement comes with one of Reasonable Woman’s highlights – an instant smash called “Dance Alone,” created with fellow global pop queen and 2024 Grammy Award winner, Kylie Minogue.  The pair previously collaborated on Kylie’s album Kiss Me Once; ten years later, they have teamed up for blissful pop perfection once again.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO “DANCE ALONE”
CLICK HERE TO PRE-SAVE REASONABLE WOMAN

There is no artist in the world like Sia.  Try to think about an artist who transformed from an in-demand indie pop vocalist and chanteuse into a global pop superstar more than a decade into their career.  Try to imagine that same global pop superstar writing and producing music for many of the other most iconic stars of our time.  And then let yourself think about how Sia Furler has racked up more worldwide streams and hits (6 in the “Billions Club” on Spotify, and counting…) all while never showing her face, never compromising her artistic vision, and never letting anyone else define pop stardom for her.

It’s staggering to imagine any artist doing just one of these things, let alone all of them, over the course of a career that continues to reach new heights.  It’s worth repeating:  there is no artist in the world like Sia.

Her career trajectory is itself a phenomenon.  Starting out in Australia, Sia’s artistic life took a number of twists and turns to put her on the world stage, from singing with Zero 7 to soundtracking the finale scene of HBO’s beloved show Six Feet Under, to writing, co-writing, and featuring on songs for other artists, including Rhianna, David Guetta, Flo Rida.  (It should be noted:  all of these artists had massive, chart-topping hits in collaboration with Sia.)

Her song “Chandelier,” from 2014’s Grammy-nominated 1000 Forms Of Fear, not only changed the way pop music sounds, but it revolutionized the art of music video with the groundbreaking clip starring Maddie Ziegler. More worldwide smashes followed in quick succession: “Elastic Heart,” “Big Girls Cry,” “Alive,” “Together,” “Dusk ’Til Dawn” with Zayn, and “Cheap Thrills” – a Billboard number one single for 8 nonconsecutive weeks.

Over 50 billion audio streams don’t lie. Her Christmas album, released in 2017, has one of the top 10 most streamed holiday songs of all time.  She directed her first feature film, titled Music, in 2021, and in 2022, a song from 2016’s This Is Acting – “Unstoppable” – became a viral sensation, pushing it past a billion plays on Spotify and onto the charts again in multiple countries around the world seven years after its release.  Meanwhile, Sia co-wrote songs for global artists like Miley Cyrus, Diljit, and more.  Her songs continue to soundtrack film and TV across the world, and she even managed to reward Survivor contestants.

And now – there is Reasonable Woman, Sia’s first proper album since 2016.  In addition to the guest vocalists, the album was created with a myriad of incredible collaborators, producers, co-writers, engineers, a who’s who of the pop landscape.  The list includes:  Jesse Shatkin, Greg Kurstin, benny blanco, Jim-E Stack, Rosalía, bülow, Mark “Spike” Stent, and more.

Reasonable Woman track listing:

 

TONES AND I RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “DREAMING” OUT NOW

TONES AND I 

RETURNS WITH NEW SINGLE “DREAMING”

LISTEN HERE

PHOTO CREDIT: GIULIA MCGAURAN

 

FEBRUARY 2, 2024 – Global superstar and multi-platinum award-winning songwriter Tones And I has shared a new single entitled “Dreaming” [single art below], which she co-wrote with Sam Nelson of X Ambassadors and co-produced alongside Nelson and Randy Belculfine. “Dreaming” is available today on all streaming platforms and joined by an official music video directed by Tones And I, Nick Kozakis and Liam Kelly – watch it HERE.

About the song, Tones And I commented, “‘Dreaming’ is the first song from my upcoming album. I maintain my integrity in my stories, which always come from a genuine place of love, loss and hope. I have found myself subconsciously writing about things I’ve never written about before. I let my music go where it wants to go, and I never try to force it in one direction to suit a trend or style. I hope you like this song and I can’t wait to share more music soon.”

“Dreaming” arrives as Tones And I prepares to embark as direct support for P!NK’s 2024 Australia Stadium Tour. The run begins on February 9-10 with a pair of gigs at Allianz Stadium in Sydney, Australia, canvases the continent, and concludes with two nights at Country Bank Stadium in Townsville on March 22-23. Afterwards, she jets off to Asia for a string of dates in May, and then to Europe for a summer trek [full itinerary below].

Tones And I notably capped off 2023 with the powerful anthem “The Greatest,” which was released in support of the Australia Women’s Football team The Matildas, at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. Earning critical acclaim, Rolling Stone Australia raved, “‘The Greatest’ opens with towering strings before the singer-songwriter’s emphatic words arrive to inspire.Tones And I was also featured on the track “BRING IT ON [Official FIFA Walkout Anthem],” alongside Bia and Diarra Sylla, and produced by RedOne (Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Nicki Minaj, Justin Bieber) which served as the official walk-out song for the 2023 Women’s World Cup in Australia, and will continue as the official walk-out music for every FIFA match until 2030. Furthermore, Tones And I performed a captivating set ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup final in front of a full house of more than 75,000 spectators at Sydney’s Stadium Australia, and broadcasting out to billions of people worldwide.

Those two tracks landed on the heels of Tones And I’s other 2023 single “I Am Free,” which has gathered millions of streams on DSPs alongside a special ‘Piano Version.’ “I Am Free” followed Tones And I’s single “I Made It” – composed for the Netflix original film True Spirit – her 2022 single “Charlie” and her feature on Macklemore’s “Chant.”  The pair debuted the collaboration on Good Morning America with an electrifying performance in New York City’s Central Park. Furthermore, Tones And I also recently wrapped up a run of dates supporting Macklemore on his UK and Europe spring headline tour.

As an inimitable vocalist, clever lyricist, deft producer, and inventive creator, Tones And I stretches the scope of pop music with unpredictable and undeniable anthems of her own design. Since exploding onto the global scene in 2019 as a busker from the Mornington Peninsula, Australia, she has smashed records, garnered multiple awards, sold out tours, surpassed 10 billion streams and reached multi-platinum heights around the world. Her breakout “Dance Monkey” went 6x platinum in the United States, became the most Shazamed song ever, and minted her as “the first female artist to reach 2 billion streams on Spotify with one song, all while consistently holding a spot in the “Top 10 Most-Streamed Songs of All-Time on Spotify. Her 2019 EP, The Kids Are Coming, crashed the Top 30 of the Billboard 200 and is certified Gold. Meanwhile, Tones And I’s full-length debut, Welcome To The Madhouse, toppled the Australian Albums Chart at #1 in 2021. Among five career ARIA Awards, “Cloudy Day” closed out 2022 as ARIA’s “Song of the Year.Beyond selling out shows on multiple continents, she has delivered stunning performances on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, TODAY, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!, Good Morning America, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and many more. Along the way, she has also collaborated with Macklemore, blackbear, Jonas Blue, Sam Feldt and BIA, in addition to contributing music to NETFLIX’s True Spirit and the blockbuster sequel Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Taking the helm, she personally shapes her vision by not only writing and performing, but also producing and directing visuals. Tones And I is a creative force and never stops pushing forward.

 

 

TONES AND I WORLD TOUR DATES

 

P!NK TOUR

2/9/2024             Allianz Stadium, Sydney

2/10/2024           Allianz Stadium, Sydney

2/13/2024           McDonald Jones Stadium, Newcastle

2/16/2024           Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

2/17/2024           Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

2/20/2024           Heritage Bank Stadium, Gold Coast

2/23/2024           Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

2/24/2024           Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

2/27/2024           Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

3/1/2024             Optus Stadium, Perth

3/2/2024             Optus Stadium, Perth

3/3/2024             Supalpa Music Festival, Resorts World Awana, Malaysia

3/5/2024             Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, NZ

3/8/2024             Eden Park, Auckland

3/9/2024             Eden Park, Auckland

3/12/2024           Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

3/13/2024           Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

3/16/2024           Accor Stadium, Sydney

3/19/2024           Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane

3/22/2024           Country Bank Stadium, Townsville

3/23/2024           Country Bank Stadium, Townsville

 

ASIA

5/26/2024           Greenroom Festival, Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama

5/28/2024           Spotify O-EAST, Tokyo, JAPAN

5/31/2024           Seoul Jazz Festival, Olympic Park – The 88 Garden, Seoul

 

EUROPE

7/18/2024           Das Fest, Karlsruhe, Germany

7/19/2024           Live Music Hall, Kolne, Germany

7/20/2024           Deichbrand Festival, Cuxhaven Germany

7/23/2024           Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

7/27/2024           Open Air Lumnezia, Lumnezia, Switzerland

7/28/2024           Poolbar Fest, Feldkirch, Austria

PET SHOP BOYS RELEASE THEIR BRAND-NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘NONETHELESS’ ON PARLOPHONE RECORDS ON APRIL 26

PET SHOP BOYS RELEASE THEIR BRAND-NEW STUDIO ALBUM ‘NONETHELESS’ ON PARLOPHONE RECORDS ON APRIL 26 AND ANNOUNCE FIVE PERFORMANCES AT LONDON’S ROYAL OPERA HOUSE IN JULY


THE SINGLE ‘LONELINESS’ IS AVAILABLE NOW, WITH A CD

RELEASE TO FOLLOW ON FEB 16

‘NONETHELESS’ SEES PSB WORK WITH PRODUCER JAMES FORD FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE ALBUM ALSO SEES THE DUO RETURN TO PARLOPHONE, THE LABEL WHICH RELEASED THEIR ICONIC AND MASSIVELY SUCCESSFUL MATERIAL SPANNING 1985 – 2012

APRIL 2024 IS ALSO THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FIRST-EVER PET SHOP BOYS SINGLE – THE ORIGINAL VERSION OF ‘WEST END GIRLS’

PRE-ORDERS FOR THE ALBUM WILL GIVE ACCESS TO PRIORITY TICKETS FOR THE ROYAL OPERA HOUSE DATES

Artwork photography: Tim Walker Studio

Artwork design: Farrow/PSB

Pet Shop Boys start a busy 2024 with the announcement of the forthcoming release of a brand new, 10-track studio album, ‘Nonetheless’, on Parlophone Records on April 26 and five special performances at London’s Royal Opera House in July.

The album is the duo’s first with producer James Ford, who has previously worked with artists including Arctic Monkeys, Depeche Mode, Blur, Gorillaz and Simian Mobile Disco.

The single ‘Loneliness’, which PSB describe as ‘uplifting music with reflective lyrics’ – is available digitally now, and will be released as a CD single on Feb 16.

The album can now be pre-ordered, which will give access to priority tickets for a very special run of five PSB shows at London’s Royal Opera House from July 23 – 27. In 2016 Pet Shop Boys became the first electronic group to play the venue with a four performance run that was so rapturously received they returned there in 2018 for further sold-out shows garnering even greater acclaim than before.

Pre-sale access to purchase Royal Opera House tickets will be available by pre-ordering ‘Nonetheless’ albums and bundles from the official Pet Shop Boys UK/EU store petshopboys.co.uk.

PET SHOP BOYS ‘Nonetheless’.

‘Nonetheless’ features 10 brand new tracks, recorded and mixed in London last year, primarily at James Ford’s studio in East London. The orchestra and backing vocals were recorded at The Church studio in North London. The track listing is:

LONELINESS

FEEL

WHY AM I DANCING?

NEW LONDON BOY

DANCING STAR

A NEW BOHEMIA

THE SCHLAGER HIT PARADE

THE SECRET OF HAPPINESS

BULLET FOR NARCISSUS

LOVE IS THE LAW

 

The video for Loneliness was directed by renowned photographer/director Alasdair McLellan.

ROYAL OPERA HOUSE

JULY 23, 24, 25, 26, 27.

For ticket details see petshopboys.co.uk and roh.org.uk

Pet Shop Boys said today: “We’re very excited to release this new album. Its 10 tracks are the strongest indicators of where we are today. Like much of our music it’s very reflective. It was great to work with James Ford, who we think has brought new elements to our music. Our demos are sometimes quite complicated, and James has dared to make us a bit more minimal at times – but also, the string arrangements are very beautiful. Some of the record is quite heart-breaking, but we hope a lot of it is also uplifting. It’s a record we’re very proud of.”

Parlophone Managing Director Jennifer Ivory added: Pet Shop Boys and Parlophone enjoyed an incredibly successful and creative partnership which spanned almost 30 years, so it feels amazing to have them back with us. One of the most innovative and inventive acts to come out of the UK, their new music continues to evolve and push boundaries while they continue to blaze their own trail. We couldn’t be happier to be working with them again on this new and exciting stage of their career. Parlophone is overwhelmingly proud to welcome Neil and Chris back home!”.

In a special cinema release in partnership with Trafalgar Releasing, ‘Pet Shop Boys Dreamworld: The Greatest Hits Live at the Royal Arena Copenhagen’ is coming to screens worldwide for an exclusive two-night event later today (Jan 31) and Sunday February 4, showcasing Pet Shop Boys’ electrifying tour captured at the Royal Arena in the Danish capital last summer. Tickets are available now via https://psbdreamworldlivefilm.com/.

 

Ghetts Releases New Single, Tumbi / New Album ‘On Purpose, With Purpose’ – OUT 23RD FEB

Ghetts releases new single, Tumbi

LISTEN HERE

Ghetts has dropped new single, Tumbi, and an accompanying video.

Tumbi sees Ghetts demonstrating his versatility, venturing beyond rap or grime.  Produced by Splurgeboys, the song incorporates elements of amapiano and Afrobeats, whilst vocally Ghetts veers away from straight bars adopting a more nuanced, melodic delivery instead.  The sun-drenched video was shot in the Caribbean and directed by frequent collaborator Nathan James Tettey (Dave, Headie One, Stormzy).

Tumbi follows earlier singles Laps and Twin Sisters, and all three tracks are taken from Ghetts’ expansive new album, On Purpose, With Purpose, out 23rd February.  PRE-SAVE HERE.

On Purpose, With Purpose arrives three years after Ghetts’ last album, the epic Conflict Of Interest, which sparked a paradigm shift in his career.  The record received widespread acclaim, reached #2 on the Official UK Albums Chart, and led to a MOBO Award, plus Mercury Music Prize and Brit Award nominations.

Ghetts will be releasing more new music and details of On Purpose, With Purpose in the coming weeks.  Tickets for his previously-announced UK live dates, listed below, are on sale now.

Ghetts by Seye Isikalu:

Ghetts UK dates:

22 March – O2 Institute, Birmingham

23 March – New Century Hall, Manchester

26 March – HERE, London

27 March – HERE, London

 

 

LIAM GALLAGHER x JOHN SQUIRE THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED ON MARCH 1ST

THEIR SELF-TITLED DEBUT ALBUM WILL BE RELEASED ON MARCH 1ST
PRE-ORDER HERE
Artwork by John Squire
FEATURING THE NEW SINGLE ‘MARS TO LIVERPOOL’ – LISTEN HERE
FIRST TOUR TOGETHER ALSO ANNOUNCED
INCLUDES DUBLIN IRELAND
“A marriage of two of the most celebrated members of Manchester’s music scene.” – The Guardian
 
“It’s glorious, gargantuan, and so confident it borders on ridiculous. There is also nothing else like it in music right now.
The sound of the early 1990s with a contemporary twist.” – Clash
 
“This has stirred my little shoegazing soul.” – Evening Standard

The news that Manchester icons Liam Gallagher and John Squire were collaborating on a new project ignited a wave of anticipation – uniting the personality and attitude of the Oasis frontman’s vocals with the remarkable guitar talents of The Stone Roses’ creative force would surely be something special. And their debut track, ‘Just Another Rainbow’, lived up to the hype as it hit #16 on the UK singles chart while also shooting direct to #1 on the sales, downloads, vinyl and physical singles charts – in the process achieving Liam’s highest singles chart entry in fifteen years.

But that was just the start. Now Liam Gallagher and John Squire announce much more from their collaboration. Their self-titled debut album will be released on March 1st and is today launched alongside its second single, ‘Mars To Liverpool’. They also announce details of their first UK tour together, as well as select shows in Ireland, France, Germany, Italy and the USA.
Liam says, “I can’t wait for people to hear the album. I think the people that are into the Stone Roses and Oasis and that kinda thing, I think they’ll fucking love it. It’s spiritual, it’s crucial. LG x”

John adds, “It was really inspiring to have those Knebworth gigs fresh in my mind as I started writing. Then it was a case of trying to steer it away from all being too rocky, and trying to mix up the sentiments as well. I like the way that in some parts, it’s quite melancholic and it can make you well up, but there are other parts that are kind of irreverent, rude or crude. There’s a little bit of everything in there, I think it’s a really good mix. I had a hunch that we’d sound good together, but I wasn’t prepared for it to be such a good fit.”

Like ‘Just Another Rainbow’ before it, ‘Mars To Liverpool’ delivers exactly what you’d hope from the pair. Delivering infectious rock ‘n’ roll with an undercurrent of ‘60s-tinged psychedelia, it sees John weaving inventive guitar work – chiming riffs, fluid classic rock solos  around Liam’s uplifting vocal delivery. As with the best of their work from their famous bands and solo work, ‘Mars To Liverpool’ elevates its air of melancholy into a soaring, crowd-pleasing anthem. So that’s now two killer singles to maximise anticipation for the release of the album.

Long-terms friends with a mutual admiration for each other’s work, the idea of a collaboration started when John joined Liam on-stage at his biblical Knebworth shows. Song ideas were soon flowing, and the album took shape with an intuitive intensity during in Los Angeles with the revered producer Greg Kurstin. He played bass throughout the record, while drums were performed by Joey Waronker (Beck, R.E.M., Atoms For Peace).

The album is now available to pre-order HERE. Physical formats include standard CD and vinyl, a Deluxe split-colour vinyl, a white vinyl stocked by HMV and select indie stores, and an Amazon exclusive orange EcoRecord vinyl. Fans who pre-order the album from the official store by 3pm on Tuesday, January 30th will receive access to a pre-sale for tour tickets. The pre-sale will open at 9:30am on Wednesday, January 31st before any remaining tickets go on general sale from 9:30am on Friday, February 2nd.

The tour will see Liam and John lead a band completed by Barrie Cadogan (Little Barrie, Paul Weller) on bass and Joey Waronker on drums. All shows except Brooklyn feature support from Jake Bugg. The dates are:
MARCH
13th – Glasgow, Barrowland
14th – Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
16th – Dublin, Olympia
18th – Newcastle, O2 City Hall
20th – Manchester, O2 Apollo
21st – Manchester, O2 Apollo
23rd – Leeds, O2 Academy
25th – London, O2 Forum Kentish Town
26th – London, Troxy
APRIL
2nd – Paris, Salle Pleyel
4th – Berlin, Columbiahalle
6th – Milan, Fabrique
11th – Brooklyn, Paramount
Album tracklist:
1. ‘Raise Your Hands’
2. ‘Mars To Liverpool’
3. ‘One Day At A Time’
4. ‘I’m a Wheel’
5. ‘Just Another Rainbow’
6. ‘Love You Forever’
7. ‘Make It Up As You Go Along’
8. ‘You’re Not The Only One’
9. ‘I’m So Bored’
10. ‘Mother Nature’s Song’

DUA LIPA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE “TRAINING SEASON” OUT FEBRUARY 15TH

DUA LIPA ANNOUNCES NEW SINGLE “TRAINING SEASON” OUT FEBRUARY 15TH

NOMINATED FOR TWO GRAMMY AWARDS AND THREE BRIT AWARDS AHEAD OF JUST ANNOUNCED PERFORMANCES AT BOTH SHOWS

“TRAINING SEASON” 30-SECOND SOUND AVAILABLE NOW ON ALL SHORT-FORM PLATFORMS

Today, 3x GRAMMY and 6x BRIT Award-winning global pop powerhouse Dua Lipa announced her new single “Training Season” will be out February 15th at 11pm GMT. “Training Season” is the second single from Dua’s upcoming album, which will be out later this year. Upon the announcement, Dua also made a 30-second sound of the new single available to use on all short-form platforms. You can pre-save “Training Season” here, and you can find Dua’s TikTok using the audio here.

Speaking of the track, Dua shares, “I had been on a string of bad dates, and the last one was the final straw. The next morning I arrived to the studio to Caroline and Tobias asking me how it all went and I immediately declared ‘TRAINING SEASON IS OVER,’ and like the best ‘day after’ debriefs with your mates, we had a lot of laughs and it all quickly came together from there.”

She added, “And while it is obviously about that feeling when you are just absolutely done telling people…men specifically in this case, how to date you right; it is also about my training season being over and me growing with every experience. I have never felt more confident, clear or empowered. And while it may be that training season is never over for any of us, you start to see the beauty in finding that person to experience it with. You stop looking for the trainees and become more interested in having someone where you are and someone to grow with.”

The single announcement comes on the heels of Dua receiving three BRIT Award nominations including Artist of the Year, Best Pop Act and Song of the Year for “Dance The Night.” With the nominations, Dua was announced as one of the performers at this year’s BRIT Awards. Dua was last on the BRITs stage in 2021 when she performed a medley of hits from Future Nostalgia, which took home the Album of the Year award that night.

Dua was recently announced as a performer at the 66th Annual GRAMMY Awards taking place on February 4th, where her hit song “Dance The Night” from the box office sensation Barbie is nominated for Song of the Year and Best Song Written for Visual Media. The track also landed on the Oscars shortlist and earned nominations at this year’s Golden Globes and Critics Choice Awards.

In Dua’s recently revealed global Rolling Stone cover, her upcoming album was praised as “pop bliss,” while noting it is “uniquely and utterly Dua Lipa: confident dance pop full of witty Instagram-caption-ready one-liners.” In addition to “Training Season,” the album will include “Houdini,” which has now surpassed 300 million streams worldwide and was recently certified silver in the UK. Upon release, the single went straight to #1 on the UK Airplay charts making it Dua’s 11th #1 UK airplay record, and became the #1 music video in the world on YouTube the week of its release. The euphoric club-ready single garnered immediate praise across the board from the likes of Billboard and Rolling Stone, who lauded the track as “a neo-psychedelic dance-floor rager,” to Pitchfork and Vogue who called it a “pop masterclass.” Recently, Dua became the first female artist to have three songs each with over two billion streams on Spotify (“One Kiss,” “Don’t Start Now,” and “New Rules”).

NEWDAD RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘MADRA’ ON FAIR YOUTH / ATLANTIC

NEWDAD RELEASE THEIR DEBUT ALBUM ‘MADRA’
ON FAIR YOUTH/ATLANTIC

LISTEN HERE

IRELAND & UK TOUR FEB/MARCH 2024

“NewDad’s first full-length shows them expanding on their indie-pop roots, adding extra gnarly post-punk bite and more sophisticated textures to their updated mix of The Cure, Slowdive and Curve” – Uncut

“NewDad find a winning immediacy and existential angst that’s reminiscent of the Cure, Wolf Alice or New Order” – The Observer

“A compelling mix of alt-pop, folk balladry and all manner of fuzzball spookiness” – Record Collector

“NewDad are the Irish shoegazers trying to set out their own generational path” – Rolling Stone UK

“The way in which NewDad’s music untangles the minutiae of major life changes has won them the hearts of a young, devoted following to whom they are somewhere between friends and emergent rock heroes – awe-inspiring and aspirational, but also accessible” – NME

“A debut album of formidable heights” – Dork

Entering 2024 as one of Ireland’s brightest new bands following a slew of hype from the likes of NME (check out their recent cover feature), Rolling Stone UK, The Observer, Uncut and 6 Music, today, NewDad release their acclaimed debut album ‘Madra’ on Fair Youth/Atlantic (listen here). Spending the bulk of last year advancing their status as one of Ireland’s most anticipated alt/rock bands, NewDad released a series of track drops in the run-up to their debut – ‘In My Head’, ‘Angel’, ‘Let Go’, ‘Nightmares‘ and ‘White Ribbons: a demonstration of the Galway outfit’s fuzzy shoegaze sound and melanonic lyricism, which has seen them become lauded as heroes of existential turmoil.

The band’s debut album, Madra (meaning “dog” in Irish), is an 11-song, guitar-stacked visceral outing, as singer/guitarist Julie Dawson embarks on a journey of self-exploration, self-sabotage, and reflection. Soaked in dysfunction, Madra searches for solace in pain, tackling themes of bullying (‘Where I Go’), self-medication/depression (‘Madra’, ‘Let Go’), destruction (‘Change My Mind’, ‘White Ribbons’), codependency (‘Nosebleed’) and resistance (‘Nightmares’). The album artwork, photographed by Irish creative, Joshua Gordon, shows a broken doll that serves as a metaphor for the album’s themes of fragility and vulnerability.

The album finds NewDad reconnect with their musical roots, digging deep into the shoegaze/rock sonics that soundtracked their formative years (the band cite Pixies, The Cure and Slowdive as some of their biggest early influences), together with glimmers of indie/pop that harks back to their earlier material: ‘Waves EP’ (2021) and ‘Banshee EP’ (2022). Written in their home city of Galway, Ireland, before the band moved to London this year, and recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios (Black Sabbath, Queen), the album has been produced by NewDad’s long-time collaborator Chris W Ryan (Just Mustard) and mixed by Alan Moulder (The Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Wet Leg). Bound together by Julie’s ghostly vocal – a vessel for her weighty, introspective songwriting – Madra firmly marks NewDad as one of Ireland’s most promising debut guitar bands.

Speaking upon the album’s announcement, Julie said – “Madra meaning dog in Irish explores various difficult parts of the human condition and the idea of the title is that these feelings that come up are sometimes ones you can’t escape, feelings that follow you around like a dog. We had an amazing team around us who helped bring these songs to life and we’re so excited for this album to be out in the world. We hope that people connect with the songs and that Madra can be a comfort to everyone who listens.”

Most recently, Julie sat down with 6 Music’s Huw Stephens for a round table 2023 round-up (listen here). The band will tour IRELAND & UK in Feb/March, taking in London’s KOKO on 5 March.

 

Madra tracklisting
1) Angel
2) Sickly Sweet
3) Where I Go
4) Change My Mind
5) In My Head
6) Nosebleed
7) Let Go
8) Dream Of Me
9) Nightmares
10) White Ribbons
11) Madra

UK & Ireland Tour
24 Feb 2024 Leeds Belgrave Music Hall *SOLD OUT*
25 Feb 2024 Manchester Band On The Wall *SOLD OUT*
26 Feb 2024 Glasgow St Luke’s
28 Feb 2024 Dublin Button Factory *SOLD OUT*
29 Feb 2024 Dublin Button Factory *SOLD OUT*
2 March 2024 Birmingham O2 Institute
3 March 2024 Bristol Trinity
5 March 2024 London Koko



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