Following his #1 worldwide hit ‘See You Again’ with Wiz Kahlifa, Charlie Puth is back with his new smash hit, ‘Marvin Gaye’, the track has already climbing the singles and airplay charts in the US and is out today in Ireland .
The video has already amassed over 30m views on Youtube and nearly 40 Million streams on Spotify. The New Jersey-based singer/songwriter/producer has already been on tour with Meghan in the US. Charlie Puth first attracted national notice when his YouTube cover version of Adele’s “Someone Like You” caught the ear of Ellen DeGeneres, who invited Puth to perform on her nationally syndicated show before signing him to a development deal with her eleveneleven record label.
The young artist has since found himself among modern pop’s most in-demand co-writers and producers, with recent credits including tracks by Pitbull, Jason Derulo, and Songbook Entertainment/Atlantic’s own Trey Songz.A New Jersey native and Berklee College of Music graduate, Puth – who makes a surprise cameo in Meghan Trainor’s smash “Dear Future Husband” companion video – is currently hard at work writing and recording his Atlantic Records debut EP. The as-yet-untitled collection will arrive later this year.
SILVERSUN PICKUPS TURN ON “NIGHTLIGHT” RADIANT NEW SINGLE AND EXTENDED VIDEO BOTH UNVEILED THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th
HALLUCINATORY MUSIC FILM WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY MARK PELLINGTON PREMIERES AT SILVERSUNPICKUPS.COM
“NIGHTLIGHT” HERALDS MODERN ROCK ICONS’ EAGERLY AWAITED NEW ALBUM, TO BE RELEASED VIA BAND’S OWN NEW MACHINE RECORDINGS
FULL-LENGTH EPISODE OF DIRECTV’S GUITAR CENTER SESSIONS SET TO DEBUT ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH
BETTER NATURE ARRIVES EVERYWHERE ON SEPTEMBER 25TH
Silversun Pickups will herald their much-anticipated fourth studio album with an array of high profile activity. BETTER NATURE will be released September 25th via the band’s own New Machine Recordings.
BETTER NATURE is preceded by the incandescent new single, “Nightlight,” debuting Thursday August 6th. “Nightlight” also arrives accompanied by a hallucinatory music film, written and directed by legendary filmmaker Mark Pellington (Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam). The extended video – produced by Braxton Pope (Passion Pit, MGMT) and featuring Meg Steedle (Boardwalk Empire, The Mysteries of Laura) – builds upon the track’s resonant emotional and sonic core to explore the darker recesses of one young woman’s subconscious, a fever dream of guilt, desire, and identity. “Nightlight” is now available to watch at silversunpickups.com and YouTube.
As if all that weren’t enough, August 7th will see the debut broadcast of Silversun Pickups’ full-length appearance on DIRECTV’s Guitar Center Sessions. The all-new episode sees host Nic Harcourt sitting down with the band to discuss their formation, creative process, and what’s next for the band’s future. The episode is highlighted by exclusive performances from Silversun Pickups’ recent set at the world-famous Guitar Center Hollywood, including such iconic classics as “Lazy Eye,” and “Panic Switch,” and also features the first live performance of “Nightlight.” Guitar Center Sessions premieres Friday, August 7th at 9 pm ET on DIRECTV Audience Channel 239 (check local listings); exclusive clips – including a special behind-the-scenes featurette – can be viewed now at sessions.guitarcenter.com.
BETTER NATURE is available now for pre-order in a variety of formats, including a limited edition signed 2 disc 180g vinyl (black) bundle, signed handwritten lyric sheets, art proofs, exclusive T-shirt, and customized SSPU nightlight. For details, please visit silversunpickups.com
Silversun Pickups’ first new album in more than three years, BETTER NATURE sees the Silverlake, CA-based band partnering once again with producer Jacknife Lee (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles), with whom they so successfully collaborated on 2012’s visionary NECK OF THE WOODS. Songs like “Friendly Fires” and “Cradle (Better Nature)” were created and crafted in Lee’s Topanga studio, the band building out organically from Silversun Pickups singer/guitarist Aubert’s spare songwriting demos. The result is fluid and freewheeling, “oozy,” in Aubert’s words, with heavily cranked guitars, propulsive rhythms, and seemingly infinite textures.
GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Alan Moulder (My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, Royal Blood) brings maximum sonic power to the proceedings, but at the album’s beating heart is Silversun Pickups’ remarkably intuitive interplay, as ever providing panoramic musical counterpoint to Aubert’s incisive, increasingly self-exploratory lyricism. Richer, warmer, and more evocative than anything in their prior canon, BETTER NATURE is Silversun Pickups’ most human music thus far.
“This album is like its own quantum universe,” Aubert says. “It’s kind of unstable.”
Silversun Pickups will celebrate BETTER NATURE with an epic North American tour to be unveiled soon. In the meantime, the band will make a number of special showcase appearances, beginning with a headline performance at FM 94.9’s Independence Jam, set for September 12th at Oceanside, CA’s Junior Seau Pier Amphitheatre. For complete details and ticket availability, please visit silversunpickups.com/tour.
BETTER NATURE marks the debut release from Silversun Pickups’ own New Machine Recordings. The independent label takes its name from the PIKUL favorite, “…All The Go Inbetweens.”
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Silversun Pickups is among the most dynamic and creative rock bands of the contemporary era, hailed far and wide for their inimitable merging of ethereal melodies and pure sonic force. From the opening indie rock salvo of 2005’s PIKUL EP to 2012’s far-reaching NECK OF THE WOODS, each successive release has seen the Silverlake, CA-based band boldly venture into uncharted terrain, bravely pushing their imagination and ability towards new and surprising summits. Ambitious and anthemic, tracks like “Panic Switch” and “Lazy Eye” have proven modern classics, a guarantee of rare danger and invention amidst the anodyne dross of post-millennial rock. What’s more, the indefatigable quartet have made it their mission to bring their unique music to the people, touring the planet nearly non-stop to reach a devoted and ever-growing international fan following.
Silversun Pickups is: Brian Aubert (guitar, vocals) * Nikki Monninger (bass) * Joe Lester (keyboards) * Christopher Guanlao (drums)
(New Machine Recordings)
Release Date: September 25th
I wish that I could say that I was in a “better place” when I found out the news. It would make for a far more polished and respectable story.
But I think back to that night: praying on the floor at 2am as Tricia went to the bathroom to take the pregnancy test I’d just purchased from Walgreens.
I was scared. Scared to start working on new music. Scared of trying again and failing. Scared of the process of staring at myself through a page and seeing someone that I wasn’t proud of.
Someone that I didn’t like. Someone that wasn’t ready to be a dad.
I’ve always had some make-believe image in my head of who I would be as a father.
I held on to clear expectations of where I wanted be in my career, my age, my level of self-care, and my maturity.
I basically assumed that I’d have it all together. But in actuality the hypothetical “dad” version of me looked completely different than the man whose heart was beating out of his chest on the carpet, praying to a god or spirit I hadn’t talked to in months.
When Tricia walked out of the bathroom, I knew. And I knew I had to change.
5 months later we were recording in a remote cabin away from the density that is Seattle.
I was finally having fun in the studio for the first time in years. Songs were getting made, finally.
I was going back to the city once a week to attend a birthing class with Tricia.
When I got back to the cabin the next day, Ryan had made a new beat that would eventually become the song you’re listening to.
Half of it is advice about growing up. The other half is trying to figure out how to grow up myself.
When you try to escape yourself, life has an interesting way of creating situations that force you to come back.
To look at who you are. This is why “Growing up” felt like the right song to re-emerge with. It’s where I’ve been the last year, through all the ups and downs.
We didn’t want to do a big campaign or anything over the top with this. We just wanted to put out good music, directly to the people that have been here since the beginning.
Thank you for your patience.
Hope you enjoy.
And if you’re wondering…
Our daughter, Sloane Ava Simone Haggerty was born 2 months ago on May 29th.
There is nothing like the joy and happiness that comes from bringing a baby into this universe.
She has filled my heart in ways that I never knew were possible.
She is the love of my life.
This song is for her.
GAVIN JAMES E.P. LAUNCH
Whelans, Wexford St, Saturday July 25th
It’s a big week for Gavin James – He kicked off a U.S. Tour in support of Sam Smith at the weekend and returns to Ireland this Friday where he supports his good friend, Ed Sheeran at the first of the sold-out Croke Park shows.
Gavin James is on stage at Croke Park at 6.00pm.
Then on Saturday, July 25th, Gavin celebrates the physical release of his new “For You” EP with a special fan event at Whelans, Wexford St Dublin at 2.00pm.
Fans can get access to the event now by pre-ordering the physical EP exclusively from The Warner Music Ireland Shop at www.Warnermusicirelandstore.com
Anyone who pre-orders the EP will receive a wristband for the event and are guaranteed entry.
Wristbands will be available for collection at Whelan’s from 1.00pm.
Following this weekend’s shows, Gavin returns to the U.S. to re-join Sam Smith’s Tour until August 17th.
PLAYED TO OVER 175,000 PEOPLE ON TOUR WITH ED SHEERAN IN 2015 SO FAR
SUPPORTS ED AT CROKE PARK ON SATURDAY JULY 25TH.
SOLO HEADLINE SHOW ON FRIDAY OCTOBER 30TH
British singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson has been unveiled as the first ever signing to multi-platinum, international superstar Ed Sheeran’s own label Gingerbread Man Records. The debut major label release of his self-titled album, alongside that of his international smash Wasn’t Expecting That will come in October 2015, alongside a full UK tour including a date at London’s Scala on 4th November. Enigmatic and soulful, Jamie first drew Ed’s attention with an early version of his international juggernaut hit Wasn’t Expecting That, which drew the ginger-haired superstar to tears.
Ed says of the signing:
“I first became aware of Jamie Lawson a few years ago, after hearing his track “Wasn’t Expecting That”. I very rarely get emotional over a track, but that song stopped me dead. He manages to put across such raw emotion within his work, and I knew immediately that I wanted to work with this guy in some way. Having decided to start my own label ‘Gingerbread Man Records’ with my label Atlantic Records, the first artist I had to sign was Jamie. Starting Gingerbread Man Records means I can put music I love out there on a huge platform, and Jamie seemed like the perfect choice for my first release”
Jamie originally hails from Plymouth, and his journey can only be explained as an epic one. It took time for him to find his voice, even longer for him to hone his songs in the sparse, poetic language he has made very much his own. Though he has maintained a core, loyal following who have supported him throughout, only now is that starting to blossom into something far bigger. A chance meeting with a young singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran a few years ago, just as he himself had signed to Atlantic, seemed to affect very little at the time. Jamie has this to say about the meeting: ‘He’d been doing the same circuit and we had mutual friends, so although we hadn’t met before, we’d heard of each other. His songs were great, and he was a nice guy. We exchanged numbers, but just after that he took off and became massively famous, and I just watched, thinking, “There’s another one gone!”’
A year or so down the line, Ed noticed Jamie’s poster in an Irish pub and remembered their earlier meeting – playing the prestigious Ruby Sessions in Dublin the following week, he asked the promoter to invite Jamie to play too. Subsequently, Jamie has jumped from a few hundred capacity venues to the 10,000 capacity venue in Dublin with Ed, to touring the world with him through the beginning of 2015. Recent months have seen Jamie playing to over 175,000 people in Australia (where Wasn’t Expecting That hit #2 and has subsequently hit double Platinum) and New Zealand. In the past few weeks he has also supported Ed on his mammoth stadium tour and will be playing two nights with him at Dublin’s Croke Park.
His debut release on Gingerbread Man Records was produced by Ed’s long-time collaborator Will Hicks (Lily Allen, Plan B, Bastille) and mixed by Ruadhri Cushnan (Mumford & Sons ‘Babel’, Ed Sheeran ‘+’ & ‘X’). The album reflects a writer and singer who is confidently, comfortably and completely himself. Full track-listing below:
1. Wasn’t Expecting That
2. Someone For Everyone
3. Cold In Ohio
4. The Only Conclusion
5. Still Yours
6. All Is Beauty
7. Don’t Let Me Let You Go
8. Ahead Of Myself
9. In Our Own Worlds
10. Sometimes It’s Hard
11. Let Love Hold You Now Ireland Tour
30th Oct Dublin, Whelan’s
Pleased to announce that Ryan Sheridan’s new album ‘Here And Now’ will be released here before anywhere else in the world. The album will hit the shops on Friday 28th August too and Ryan will be out and about around the country to play it for you!
If you pre-order the album on iTunes now, you will receive ‘Here And Now’, ‘Hearsay’, ‘Home’ and ‘2 Back To 1’ straightaway, with two more brand new tracks to be delivered to you before the album release date.
1. Here And Now
2. A Minute Changes Everything
4. I’m Alive
5. Someone Like You
7. Burn Down
8. Fight For Life
9. She Says
10. This Is Our World
12. Worlds Apart
13. 2 Back To 1
15. Jigsaw (Live)
16. Stand Up Tall (Live)
17. Take It All Back (Live)
18. The Dreamer (Live)
19. Upside Down (Live)
If you want to pre-order a signed CD, you can pre-order here, and that will shipped to you on day of release.
CD Track Listing
1. Here And Now
2. A Minute Changes Everything
4. I’m Alive
5. Someone Like You
7. Burn Down
8. Fight For Life
9. She Says
10. This Is Our World
12. Worlds Apart
The CD also includes a download code to access five live tracks of songs from ‘The Day You Live Forever’.
These are also available to ship overseas.
Led Zeppelin Official fans this evening July 13 at 6.30pm , you’ll get the unique opportunity to reach out with your questions to Jimmy Page!
To join, download the Periscope app from the app store (Android/iOS). Then follow the user name Warner Music Germany directly at Periscope in order to attend the video live chat via http://twitter.com/warnermusicde & Periscope.
From Duran Duran: Learning about this last minute, unexpected news tonight, the band confirmed their commitment to return as soon as possible to perform for their Irish fans. They could not be more disappointed at this news – knowing that many people were planning to travel from far and wide to see the show.
For the past couple of days we have been working to accommodate changes to the circumstances surrounding the band’s appearance on Sunday at the Killarney festival, in Ireland – learning first that there had been an unexpected move to a new location and then this evening that the event had in fact been cancelled completely.
In a statement issued to us by the promoter just prior to 10 pm GMT tonight the band were told:
The organizers of the Killarney Festival of Music & Food regretfully announce that the festival will not go ahead this weekend at Killarney Racecourse due to unforeseen circumstances beyond their control.
A spokeswomen for the festival said “We are devastated that the festival has been cancelled – we did everything in our power to make it happen this weekend.”
“We would like to extend our sincere apologies to all the festival goers who were planning to attend the event in Killarney and we would like to thank all the local businesses and statutory agencies for their help and support.”
The band had been really looking forward to the show on Sunday – and were planning to fly in from the Dutch festival they are headlining the day before. This would have been their first appearance in Ireland for some time and one of only a handful of dates in the lead up to the release of their new album, Paper Gods, on September 11.
Learning about this last minute, unexpected news tonight, the band confirmed their commitment to return as soon as possible to perform for their Irish fans. They could not be more disappointed at this news – knowing that many people were planning to travel from far and wide to see the show.
Pre-Order the bands brand new album Paper Gods on iTunes here: Standard or Deluxe.
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