Nettwerk One Music has signed artist and songwriter Kyle Cook to its expanding roster of talented songwriters, which includes Jessie Jo Dillon, Neil Mason (The Cadillac Three), Mike Fiorentino, Austin Jenckes, Tammi Kidd Hutton and others.
Best known as lead guitarist for Matchbox 20, Kyle has lived in Nashville for the better part of a decade. His career has been ever evolving -- within MB20 (whose most recent album North hit #1 on the Billboard 20); as lead guitarist/lead vocalist with The New Left; co-writing, performing and producing several songs on John Waite’s 2011 Rough & Tumble; opening his own record label last year (Tennessee Recording Company); and now preparing to release his debut solo album, Wolves, out later this year.
Nettwerk’s AJ Burton says, “Kyle and I have been friends for the past 10 years and have always wanted to partner on something. Now felt like the right time for us with Kyle launching a solo album, creating his duo Rivers and Rust and with Matchbox Twenty’s upcoming 20th Anniversary in 2016. Exciting times lie ahead!”
Kyle adds, "Having met AJ when I moved my family up to Nashville over a decade ago, I've come to know him as a great friend. And now I'm proud to know him professionally too, as I begin a new chapter of my career with the fantastic folks at Nettwerk!"
Kidswerk Music family entertainment recording artist Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree are pleased to announce a string of western Canadian tour dates in support of their upcoming debut album Let’s Go, releasing digitally next week on May 19, 2015. The tour kicks off in Surrey, B.C. at the Central City Shopping Centre on May 20th followed by several festival dates and ending in Whistler Village, B.C on August 22nd. A full list of tour dates is outlined below.
In anticipation of the upcoming debut album, one new song is being released every week exclusively on the Rockin’ Robin YouTube channel and website. This week the band shares sing along single “In My Room,” which you can stream above.
Created by music industry veteran John Donnelly, Rockin’ Robin & the Magical Tree is a highly energetic musical production starring Robin Redcoat, who leads a cast of hilarious singing birds who include: Little Red, Dorothy Dodo Bird, Bazza B., Marty Macaw and Skinny & Dippy The Blackbird Brothers. Designed to engage families and children from ages 3 to 7 in a fun one-of-a-kind participatory musical experience, the songs communicate a refreshingly positive message that can be enjoyed anywhere, especially on the live front via Rockin Robin’s theatrical production set in front of a magical old tree.
“[Guster] delivers a new, more mature sound, yet retains a melodic quality and sexy vibe”
"The album is called Evermotion, and it’s Guster’s most subtly compelling batch of tunes…a wholly of-the-moment minor masterpiece that should be ranked among 2015’s finest LPs.”
"a indie-pop album that is somehow both Guster's most ragged and experimental release and producer Richard Swift's most polished and radio-friendly effort...the results [of working with Swift] place the group on the crest of the modern psych-pop wave."
"The band Guster is the sweetest band of all time!" – PeterGriffin/FamilyGuy
For their latest release Evermotion, Guster took a decidedly different turn to create a beautiful, spacey indie-pop album that flawlessly mixes acoustic and electric instrumentation.
Following a hugely successful sold-out spring tour, Guster announces several summer dates, including festival appearances at Bonnaroo Music Festival, Traverse City & Wine Art Festival and Clearwater Music Festival. With support from Kishi Bashi, the band will headline dates starting June 10th in Charleston, SC and finishing on July 20th as part of Central Park SummerStage Festival. Full dates below.
Produced by The Shins' keyboardist and The Black Keys' touring bassist Richard Swift, Evermotion debuted at #1 on the Independent Record Label Current Albums chart, #2 on the Current Alternative Albums chart and #3 on the Top Rock Albums chart. Guster continues to garner support at major radio stations across the country, with on-air interviews and performances for WXPN ‘World Café’ (Philadelphia), KFOG (San Francisco), WXRT (Chicago), WXRV (Boston), KINK (Portland), KPRI (San Diego), KXXT (Dallas), Sirius XM and more. Recently, the band stopped by VH-1 “Big Morning Buzz” to perform “Endlessly.”
Wed., June 10 Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
Thurs., June 11 Macon, GA @ Cox Capital Theatre w/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Fri., June 12 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
Sat., June 20 Traverse City, MI @ Traverse City Wine And Festival
Sun., June 21 Croton-on-Hudson, NY @ Clearwater Music Festival
Sat., July 4 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Wed., July 15 Wilmington, NC @ Greenfield Amphitheatre w/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Thurs., July 16 Vienna, VA @ World Trap w/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Fri., July 17 Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest Café 2/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Mon., July 20 New York, NY @ Central Park SummerStage w/Kishi Bashi (solo)
Fri., July 31 Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival Musique Et Arts
Sat., Aug 1 Falmouth, MA @ The Real Cape Music Festival
Sat., Aug 8 Portland, ME @ Portland Lights Music Festival
Listen to Evermotion in this series of postcard-esque videos featuring the band--don't take your eyes off them!
Magnet Magazine sits down with Guster for the COVER to discuss longevity in the business, aka "Guster's Rock n' Roll Survival Guide". http://bit.ly/1bbNpDk
NPR's Weekend Edition Sundayaired a 12-minute segment on the band, exploring their earliest days, expanding influences, and recording process of Evermotion. The segment also features live performances of "Simple Machine" and "Lazy Love": http://n.pr/1wjLwYs
Brighton's The Great Escape festival kicks off next week, and Nettwerk UK will be getting in on the action with their own day party to help celebrate Nettwerk's 30th anniversary on Thursday, May 14 from Noon - 4pm at the Black Lion Pub. There will be food, drink and performances by Admiral Fallow, Boxed In, Coves and more! See details below.
On the latest edition of Nettcast, singer/songwriter Stu Larsen takes a break from his U.S. tour to play his first ever round of Madlibs, learn his porn star name and talk about his life as a Vagabond (also the name of his latest album). Watch his video for "San Francisco" HERE.
Hosted by Nettwerkers Raj Sharma & Penny Palmer, with special guest Nettwerker Ellen Gildersleeve!
Featuring 80+ Songs From Nettwerk’s Catalogue With Special Commentary On Key Tracks From Nettwerk Co-Founders
Click Here To Listen: http://spoti.fi/1KKhAOv
Nettwerk’s 30th anniversary celebration continues with Nettwerk’s Spotify Radio Show, a playlist of 80+ songs from Nettwerk’s history with special commentary on key tracks from Nettwerk Co-Founders Terry McBride, Mark Jowett and Ric Arboit.
Listeners are treated to exclusive stories behind the discovery of certain artists or songs; from Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan and Skinny Puppy to fun., Passenger and Old Crow Medicine Show. The full radio show can be found here: http://spoti.fi/1KKhAOv. For commentary only, click here: http://spoti.fi/1zKPMJ3.
From left to right: Trevor Gale (SESAC), Simon Mortimer-Lamb (Nettwerk), Jamie Dominquez (SESAC) and Melissa Emert-Hutner (Nettwerk
Congratulations to Young The Giant who received the National Performance Activity Award for their song "It's About Time" at the SESAC Pop Awards, held last night in New York City. Nettwerk President/COO Simon Mortimer Lamb and Director of Publishing Melissa Emert-Hutner received the award on the band's behalf.
"While varied, their sound is never left floundering in the realms of mish-mash obscurity, instead finding a sense of direction balanced between indoor and dancefloor," - i-D Magazine
“…the duo have been steadily gaining their well-deserved momentum stateside” – Billboard
"With a combination of hip hop swagger and explosive bass music aesthetics, Australian duo Hermitude has become a force to be reckoned with" - DJ Times
"Their latest original, “Through the Roof” featuring Young Tapz, is simply jaw-dropping" - Dancing Astronaut
"At this point, Hermitude‘s productions are of legendary status." – Hilly Dilly
On August 28, Hermitude, the award-winning duo based in Sydney, Australia will release Dark Night Sweet Light (via Nettwerk Records). Earlier this year, the band shared a brand new track, “Through The Roof,” a lively new single that begins with a rewired Mariachi section sounding the horns before ascending into a powerful synth riff set to swinging drums. Out now, the band releases a six-song remix EP, featuring massive interpretations from HWLS, Sable, AWE, Kito & Reijo and Kilter.
Watch (& Share) The Official Music Video For “Through The Roof”:
The Wild Magazinepremiered Nashville duo Jensen Sportag’s remix of Madi Diaz’s single “Mess” this week. “Mess” is off of Diaz’s latest album, Phantom, which was released this past September and produced by Nick Ruth (Mikky Ekko, Active Child).