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Xavier Rudd & The United Nations Share "Come People" Music Video; Tour Starts April 30

Partnering with Relix, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations shares the official music video for lead single, “Come People” from the forthcoming album, Nanna (out March 17 via Nettwerk Records).

In the past, Rudd was known for his onstage one-man-band setup, including a half-dozen guitar choices, three didgeridoos and various styles of native drum. Today, Rudd fronts an 8-piece band, featuring guitar, bass, drums, percussion, keys, horns, flute and backing vocals. The aptly-titled Xavier Rudd & The United Nations brings together musicians from all corners of the globe, representing the diverse cultures of Australia, Indigenous Australia, South Africa, Samoa, Germany and Papua New Guinea. See full dates below.

Nate Ruess Unveils New Single "Nothing Without Love" + Video

Two-time Grammy award winning songwriter and frontman of the band fun., Nate Ruess teamed up again with Some Nights collaborators Jeff Bhasker and Emile Haynie on his anthemic new single “Nothing Without Love" (Fueled By Ramen) out today via all digital music providers.

The track includes backing vocals from Swedish muse, Lykke Li, along with guitar riffs from iconic Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer; and is accompanied by an epic music video directed by Anthony Mandler (fun, Jay Z, Lana Del Rey).

Nate discusses his upcoming solo album, arriving early this summer - in the current issue of Rolling Stone.

ARCHIS Shares "Bittersweet" Official Music Video; Debut EP Out Today


Watch/Share Official Music Video For "Bittersweet" Which Premiered On Kick Kick Snare

"Music’s ability to evoke emotion is pretty much unparalleled, and when a song is done right, it’ll wrap you around its finger and take you along for whatever ride it’s planned...“Bittersweet” is filled with a passion and technical precision that’s extremely rare. ARCHIS is their passion project, and it shows from the first note to the very last." – Hilly Dilly (“Most Popular Song Of The Week”)

“From start to finish, it's an absolutely mesmerizing song" – Diffuser.FM (“Let Me Love”)

"The EP is a cohesive mix of bright melodies and gorgeous instrumentation that highlights both artist’s strengths, while consolidating their artistic visions. From the rolling drums of opener “Blood” to the swelling horns of “Bittersweet,” ARCHIS is a cinematic adventure and a fearless pop offering from one of the most unexpected, but promising pairings out there today." - Indie Current

"ARCHIS are a singer/producer duo, but not the chanteuse-and-synthesizer variety that proliferate in the pop marketplace. No, on Archis’ self-titled EP, there are strings and horns involved, and it sounds sublime." – BuzzBands.LA

“ARCHIS is a sonic collaboration between the crazy talented Dia Frampton and the equally adept Joseph Trapanese. The product of their partnership is a pretty killer combo. Frampton’s voice and songwriting style are unique and haunting with just enough pop sensibility. Trapanese creates an orchestral backbone that makes you feel all the feelings.” – Kick Kick Snare

With their debut EP, ARCHIS has gained the attention of tastemakers for both the novel concept behind its inception and the cinematic, chilling and powerful music videos that accompany the tracks. Partnering with Kick Kick Snare, ARCHIS shares the official music video for “Bittersweet,” the second installment of a connected trilogy.

"Bittersweet" is about the loss of a dear relationship, a connection that was broken, and no matter how hard you try, you can't get it back. Sometimes you just have to let the past be the past. When you try to rekindle something you long for, it can end up stale and will never be what it used to. It's hard to let go, and those memories can haunt you in your sleep and never let you rest,” says Frampton.

Good Old War Announce First Tour Dates In Two Years; New Album Coming Summer 2015

Philadelphia’s Good Old War announce their first US tour dates in two years. The band is excited to also share the news that drummer Tim Arnold will re-join them for the run, having left Good Old War late last year after re-locating to Atlanta for the birth of his first child. The dates kick-off at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on March 30th and has Good Old War playing intimate venues throughout the Northeast and Midwest where they’ll be doing a set filled with fan favorites as well as some songs from their forthcoming full-length album due out this summer on Nettwerk.

The spring tour news comes less than two months after Good Old War announced that they signed to Nettwerk and were hard at work in Nashville on their fourth album. The new album is the follow up to their March 2012 full-length release Come Back As Rain which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart and earned the band their late night TV debut on Conan in April 2012. Good Old War went on to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in August and toured nearly non-stop that year both headlining and supporting (Counting Crows, Dispatch and NEEDTOBREATHE). In addition, they found themselves playing the main stage at the Xponential Music Festival in Philly that summer alongside Wilco, Dr. Dog and The Lumineers.

The Once Announce International Headline Tour

 

[Departures] is a beautiful record” - Exclaim 

2015 Juno Nominees The Once have announced a Spring headline tour starting on March 11 in Montreal, Canada and ending on May 9 in Birmingham, UK. The Newfoundland-based folk trio spent the majority of 2014 supporting label-mate and friend Passenger on his worldwide tour, but this marks their first international headline dates.

Watch The Official Music Video For Lead Single “We Are All Running” Here

The Once -- Geraldine Hollett, Andrew Dale and Phil Churchill -- received a JUNO nomination for their 2014 album Departures in the category of “Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Group," marking their second career nomination in this category. Their story began five years ago, when the band released their 2009 self-titled, award-winning debut, which was funded by a stranger at a show who was so impressed that he offered them $5,000 to make the album. Since then, the band has been quietly making a name for themselves in their native Canada, having collected a trio of Canadian Folk Music Awards, been named Newfoundland & Labrador Art Council’s Artist of the Year and earned the aforementioned JUNO nomination for their 2011 album Row Upon Row of the People They Know. They caught the attention Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride at the Vancouver CelticFest, who offered them a label deal shortly after.

Run River North Teams Up With XO Mints to Deliver A Valentine’s Day Ballad for ‘Ugly’ People

In honor of Valentine’s Day and celebrating love—for everyone, even those with gaps between their teeth, dandruff or questionable dance moves—Run River North teamed up with XO Mints on their new social music video, “The Ugly Couple Song.” It features the band covering a song originally written by Joshua Beeman and encourages everyone to open their hearts to love every day.

“The Ugly Couple Song,” created, directed and produced by RPA Advertising with Cut+Run handling editorial, stars three quirky men with humorous and yet somewhat universal tales of their awkward years, finding true love and ultimately starting “something beautiful.”

Fans can download the song on xomints.com for FREE.

 

Guster Shout Out On Family Guy!

On last week's episode of Family Guy, Peter Griffin called Guster "the sweetest band of all time." We agree!

NETTCAST - Episode 2: Madi Diaz

As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, Nettwerk has launched Nettcast, a twice monthly podcast hosted by Nettwerkers and featuring various Nettwerk artists.

This week, hosts Penny Palmer and Raj Sharma sat down with the lovely and talented Madi Diaz. Find out Madi's thoughts on helicopters and happiness and learn why Madi is probably not the best person to discuss your celebrity crush with.

Hosted by Nettwerkers Raj Sharma, Penny Palmer & special guest Jason Croke! 

Chris Batson Shares His Rendition Of "Stay With Me" By Sam Smith

 “This may be the best cover of Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” so far”
Huffington Post

 Today, Alternative R&B artist & singer/songwriter Chris Batson shares his beautiful cover of Sam Smith’s ubiquitous hit “Stay With Me.”

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At only 22-years of age, Los Angeles-based Batson writes the most poignant and deeply personal lyrics, matched with a vocal soulfulness beyond his years. On his debut EP, We Got Lost Along The Way, Batson draws from relationships with friends and partners and his own inner conflicts, penning heart-wrenching stories from his dark and unpredictable life experiences, thoughts and emotions. With that rare ability for provocative lyricism, Batson masterfully pairs his words with melodic hooks and instrumentals that unveil an authenticity and talent that are not just refreshing, but also relevant. Listen To The Full EP Here: http://bit.ly/1KdVDrf.

Admiral Fallow Unveil New Track "Evangeline," Announce UK Shows

The return of Admiral Fallow is ushered in with the release of the brand new track "Evangeline", and the announcement of 3 exclusive ‘fan’ shows in the U.K. (see below). 

"Evangeline" is taken from the band’s forthcoming third album, which is to be released later in the year. The, as yet unnamed, album follows on from 2012’s critically acclaimed ‘Tree Bursts In Snow’ an album that saw the band shed the constraints of nu-folk and swell into a more organic design, blending traditional with electronic, orchestral and Indie. This album sees the band continue on the same expansive path. Previously Louis Abbott (lead vocal and guitar) was at helm; now the song writing is an entirely collaborative process, each member’s individual skill and talent as important as the other and "Evangeline" encapsulates that perfectly. Abbott adds, “A lot of the friends that we've grown into adulthood with are settling and starting to have kids of their own. This song imagines how terrifying and exciting in equal parts it would be to one day be responsible for a tiny life. The foundations were born out of the project we created in collaboration with Glasgow Film Festival last year.” 

United Kingdom Fan Shows:
3/2    London, UK           Sebright Arms
3/3    Manchester, UK     Soup Kitchen
3/4    Edinburgh, UK       Electric Circus