In light of her tour dates selling out almost immedately after being announced, Chinese-born, Vancouver-based songstress Wanting has added second performances in Los Angeles and New York City. She's also been added to an offcial CMJ showcase at The Living Room on October 16th (full list of dates is below). In a recent live review of the Zebra Music Festival near Shanghai, Billboard.biz said, "This Chinese-born, Canada-based singer-songwriter put on an unparalleled set thick with emotion, energy and musical chops…with a soulful, expressive voice, vulnerable lyrics and striking looks.”
Wanting released her debut album, Everything In World, in North America in April, and left for China soon after, where Universal Music China released the album in July. Everything In The World went Platinum in its first week. Wanting has been touring across China all summer, playing various headline shows and festivals in front of audiences of nearly 40,000; the album is now Triple Platinum in China and Double Platinum in Hong Kong and Platinum in Malaysia. It also remains the#1 selling album in China.
Wanting upcoming tour dates:
Sun, Oct 7 Vancouver, CA @ The Rio (8:00pm)
Tues, Oct 9 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café (early show; 9:00pm)
Tues, Oct 9 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe (late show; 11:00pm)
Sun, Oct 14 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (2:00pm)
Mon, Oct 15 New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall (7:00pm)
Tues, Oct 16 New York, NY @ The Living Room (CMJ; 10:45pm)
Thur, Oct 18 Toronto, ON @ Mod Club (7:00pm)
Influential Canadian outfit Delerium partners with MXDWN to share current single, “Days Turn Into Nights,” from the first studio album in six years, Music Box Opera – out October 30 via Nettwerk Records.
At the helm is founder Bill Leeb (Front Line Assembly, Skinny Puppy), who enlists the talents of collaborator Rhys Fulber and vocalist Michael Logen.
In the past, Delerium has featured strong female vocalists – having worked with Leigh Nash (of Sixpence None the Richer), Miranda Lee Richards, Butterfly Boucher, Emily Haines (of Metric) and the most commercially successful single, “Silence,” featured Sarah McLachlan. For “Days Turn Into Nights,” Leeb incorporates a male singer for the second time in 12 years. The last time Delerium brought in male vocals was on “Daylight,” featuring Matthew Sweet from 2000’s Poem andGreg Froese from 2006's Nuages Du Monde.
“I've always been fond of the female voice. But, I wanted to try something different and see what developed from it. Ultimately, it's about what's best for the song. Michael's vocals adds a unique element to the song and really helps to round out the album,” says Leeb.
Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce that Scottish indie folk/rock quintet Admiral Fallow has been nominated for an award in the category of “Best 'Difficult' Second Album” in the UK’s AIM Independent Music Awards. The nominees are chosen by various movers and shakers in the music industry (see the list here). The awards will take place at London's The Brewery on October 29th and will be hosted by BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens and BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq. The eveningis set to be the most important event of the year for independent music in UK!
Admiral Fallow are continuing to tour in support of their sophmore effort, Tree Bursts In Snow. The band launches the North American leg of their tour this Saturday, September 29 in Chicago, IL as part of the Celtic Connections Festival (full list of tour dates are below).
AIM (Association of Independent Music) is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice the UK’s independent music industry. Essential and vital AIM represents over 800 member companies, from the largest and most respected labels in the World, to small start-ups and individual artists releasing their own music for the first time. AIM promotes this exciting and diverse sector globally and provides a range of services to members, enabling member companies to grow, grasp new opportunities and break into new markets. The AIM board is made up of a knowledgeable group of experienced industry professionals and includes Nettwerk’s very own Charlie Larby! Read more about the Awards and AIM here : http://www.musicindie.com/awards.
Peter Murphy has announced a special and intimate "Halloween Miracula" experience on Saturday, October 27th from 6:00pm -1:30am at a secret location in the Los Angeles area. The night begin with cocktails, followed by a moonlit 2-act concert with a special set list that has been specifically chosen for this event. After the show, the party continues with cocktails, a moveable feast, music and merriment. Peter will join in the festivities and spend the evening revelling with his guests. Smaller groups will be invited throughout the evening to join Peter in a private room at the location to have more intimate conversation, take photos and sign autographs. Tickets are $500 and will be limited to a total of 125.
Visit Peter's Facebook page for more information and ticket links.
Los Angeles’ Family Of The Year headed to the Daytrotter studios to record four tracks from Loma Vista – “Living On Love,” “Hero,” “Buried,” and “Diversity.” session is live today and available here: http://bit.ly/UCYd2O.
Be sure to catch the band live as they head out on the road with Walk The Moon and White Arrows. Full tour dates below.
Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of multilingual singer Nadina. In anticipation of her debut studio album, In The Now (out November 13), Nadina releases lead single, “Shou Baddou Yseer.”
Nadina’s music is as varied and fascinating as her personal history.
In 1986, Nadina became the first child from Lebanon and the Arab world to ever participate at the Zecchino D'oro UNICEF festival in Italy. The contest required participants to perform a song of their choosing translated to Italian to a television audience of over 25 million worldwide. Judges awarded the young singer a gold medal, and the song became something of an international phenomenon. However, in 1989, violence hit too close to home once and for all. After a truly terrifying encounter while coming back from a television interview, Nadina's parents decided that the family should relocate to Canada.
“Wherever we drove, my parents made sure we didn't look outside the window because they didn't want us to have photographic images of the war in our heads. I know people died nearby in some instances. It was really hard at times,” says Nadina.
Two-time Grammy-nominated Morgan Page releases his latest single, “Where Did You Go,” a collaboration with House impresario Andy Caldwell and lauded singer/songwriter/producer Jonathan Mendelsohn.
On deck for remix duties are Tom Fall, Jochen Miller and Bassjackers, whom adeptly rework the original into their respective styles; amping “Where Did You Go” for the late night big room crowd. See full track list below.
Nettwerk Producer Management is pleased to announce the addition of Producer/Mixer Noah Shain to our roster of clients.
Shain is currently enjoying tremendous success with break-out rock act Dead Sara with their hit song “Weatherman," from their self-titled album, which Noah produced and mixed. “Weatherman” has done well at Active Rock radio and Alternative radio, as well as on Billboard’s Rock and Hot Modern Rock Tracks charts. The album also hit the Top 20 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers. The second single from the album, “We Are What You Say”, is presently on its way up the charts.
Noah also produced the hot, buzzing UK band The Chevin’s forthcoming LP, Borderland, including the singles “Champion” and “BlueEyes." The Chevin made their US television debut on The Late Show With David Letterman on August 31st and drew huge praise from Dave and his audience. The band will perform on Conan on Sept 27th.
Noah’s previous credits include productions for artists such as SONNY (aka Skrillex), Atreyu, As Tall As Lions, and the albums Culture Vultures and Bright Idea by Orson, including their #1 UK single “NoTomorrow.”
State Radio partners with Relix.com to share a Behind The Scenes look at "Big Man," current single from forthcoming album, Rabbit Inn Rebellion (Oct 22 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records). Produced by Michael Parks Randa and Collie Woods, the short clip includes studio footage, a brief Q&A and images that inspired the lyrics.
A song about the social and economic inequality within the financial structure, “Big Man” comes out on the anniversary of the Occupy Movement - Occupy Wall Streetreceived wide coverage one year ago today.
"The song is about the economic disparity between Wall Street and the rest of us, while referencing Icharus (greed) and Solomon (wisdom)," – says lead singer/guitarist Chad Stokes.
See below for upcoming tour dates, starting next month.
Victoria, B.C.'s Current Swell has announced that they'll join Dispatch on four special tour dates starting later this week in Vancouver (9/20), Seattle (9/21), Portland (9/22) and Los Angeles (9/26). The roots rock fivesome will release their Nettwerk debut, Long Time Ago, on October 16. Check out the video for single "Too Cold" above.
Current Swell on tour with Dispatch:
Thur, Sept 20: Vancouver BC, Commodore
Fri, Sept 21: Seattle WA, The Moore Theater
Sat, Sept 22: Portland OR, The Roseland Theater
Wed, Sept 26: Los Angeles CA, The Palladium