Brooklyn duo Savoir Adore are currently on tour with Sea Wolf in support of their new album Our Nature, released via Nettwerk last week. The band stopped by The Onion A.V. Club while in Chicago for an Undercover Session, where they covered the New Radicals "You Get What You Give." Check it out above, and for tour dates click HERE.
Nettwerk label artists Passenger and Morgan Page are among the established and rising stars named as the judge-determined Winners of The 12th Annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential international awards program for independent bands and fans. Passenger won in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter Song of the Year category for "Let Her Go," while Morgan Page took the Dance/Elecrtonica Album of the Year category for his latest full-length, In The Air. The winners were determined by a panel of influential artists, including Tom Waits & Katheleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Pete Wentz and G. Love, as well as key industry executives like Kevin Lyman (Vans Warped Tour), Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone) and Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride.
k-os sits down for his first interview with Vibe.com to discuss the recently released double album, BLack on BLonde, working with The Chemical Brothers, The original MC Bob Dylan and what he did for Kanye West.
Alongside the feature is a copy of the vinyl, signed by k-os and Black Thought (The Roots), who's featured on album track, "Try Again."
To listen to selections from the album, check out the following soundcloud.
Shazam announced today its Top 10 Songs of the Summer predictions, and at #2, sandwiched in between Daft Punk and Icona Pop, is Nettwerk recording artist Passenger and his international hit single "Let Her Go." USA Today reports, "This year's Gotye could be Passenger's 'Let Her Go,' which has been picking up steam with 3.8 million tags and is No. 1 on 13 international Shazam tag charts. It hasn't broken through in the USA yet, but Shazam predicts similar success." Read the full story USA Today exclusive HERE.
Passenger, who has sold over 1.5 million digital copies of "Let Her Go" worldwide with the music video boasting more than 40 million views on YouTube, will return to North America for his largest headline tour to date starting July 10 in Vancouver. Tour dates have already begun to sell out. Visit Passenger's Facebook Page for tour information.
In case you missed, BOY appeared as part of BaebleMusic's The Launch Pad at SXSW earlier this year. Click on the link image above to watch their live performance at Peckerheads in Austin. The ladies of BOY are currently taking time to write new material, but will return to North America for a tour later this yaer. Stay tuned for tour details.
Out today, Australian indie-folk outfit The Paper Kites release Woodland + Young North EP Box Set (Nettwerk Records), a wonderfully-inspired collection of layered, earthy instrumentations paired with beautiful vocal harmonies.
The standout tracks from their debut EP Woodland - “Bloom” and “Featherstone” (as prominently featured in the season 8 finale of Grey’s Anatomy) - have generated over 5.5 million combined YouTube views. The follow-up EP, Young North, married a more upbeat feel while maintaining the romantic appeal from Woodland. Above, watch the official music video for "Maker Of My Time" from the Young North EP.
Amongst the up and coming bands from Australia, The Paper Kites continue to build their hometown following, selling out shows with fellow countrymen Josh Pyke and Boy & Bear. This October, the quintet will cross waters for their North American debut, supporting City And Colour.
Vancouver-based band Hey Ocean! will bring their dynamic live show back to the States this summer, including a number of dates on the Vans Warped Tour, as well as an appearance at Summerfest, alongside fellow Nettwerk artists Family of the Year (Label and Artist Management) and fun. (Artist Management); all dates are below. The band’s latest video for album track “Change” is set in an alternative world where zombies and humans attempt to coexist peacefully. Watch it above.
The alt/pop trio, who were nominated for 2013 Juno for “Breakthrough Artist Of The Year,” completed their first major tour of the States, including a stop through Austin for SXSW, earlier this year in support of their latest album IS, which Nettwerk released in late January.
2013 continues to be a phenomenal year for LA-based Family Of The Year. Last week, the band performed standout track “Hero” on the #1 late-night show, The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.
Family Of The Year has had a year of highlights, including a TV performance of "Hero" on Jimmy Kimmel Live! (February 11), CONAN (February 21), Last Call With Carson Daly (February 26 - which is their second episode in two months) and CMT (Country Music Television, Inc.). “Hero” lands at #1 on the Triple A Top 30 Radio Chart, Top 15 at Alternative. The band has also received emerging artist featuring from Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, Billboard, Amazon, Interview Magazine and MTV as an “Artist To Watch.”
With their first headline tour of 2013, the band sells out shows across the country, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Nashville, Denver, Portland and more. This summer, the band will make a run of festivals, including Lollapalooza (Chicago, IL), Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI) and Kanrocksas (Kansas City, KS) – more to announce in the coming weeks.
Formed in 2009, Family Of The Year is Joe Keefe (lead vocals, guitars), Sebastian Keefe (drums, vocals), James Buckey (guitars, vocals) and Christina Schroeter (keyboards, vocals).
Nettwerk is thrilled to announce the signing of Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw to its label roster, and has officially released her track "Ashes Like Snow" on iTunes ahead of the song's prominent use in tomorrow's season finale of Criminal Minds. Check out the lyric video for the track above.
Lily also just announced a new tour date in Los Angeles on May 27th at Hotel Cafe.
"Passenger's Worldwide Ride Continues..." -- Billboard Magazine "Bubbling Under"
Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, continues to climb the UK charts this week with his international hit single "Let Her Go" moving up to #2. The single has already reached #1 on 14 different international charts, with its accompanying video (above) approaching 34 million YouTube views. This week's issue of Billboard Magazine featured the UK troubadour in its "Bubbling Under" column, in which the staff looks at new and noteworthy acts making their way towards major Billboard chart success.
Passenger will return to North America for his largest headline tour of the territory to date, starting July 10 in Vancouver, BC. Shows in San Diego, Boston, Montreal and New York City have already sold out. See all dates HERE.