Chinese-born, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Wanting has joined Nettwerk’s label, management and publishing rosters, and will release her debut full-length studio album Everything In The World on April 24, 2012. Whether penned in her native tongue of Chinese or English (which she only learned to speak at age 16), Wanting’s piano-swept music has already won a following because her compositions—pop musings that plumb emotion—resonate universally. Without a label behind her, Wanting’s tunes have already sound-tracked the upcoming Chinese film Love in the Buff, appeared on a Mercedes Benz sampler, and amassed combined views of millions on Chinese YouTube.
Listen to new single "Life Is Like A Song" and other selections from the album here:
NW 1/Revelry client and Nashville-based trio The Cadillac Black will release their self-titled debut album on Tuesday, April 17th via all major digital retailers; there will be a small run of physical album and vinyl available through he band’s website: www.thecadillacblack.com.
The band, who recently brought their infectious live show to SXSW in Austin for the ASCAP showcase, will celebrate the release of the album with a Nashville show on Friday, April 20th at The Basement. They’ll be hitting in the road in May as support for Lynyrd Skynyrd on select dates before spending the rest of the month out with Dierks Bentley & The Eli Young Band.
The Cadillac Black—Jaren Johnston (Lead Vocals & Guitars), Neil Mason (Drums, Percussion & Backgrounds) and Kelby Ray (Guitars, Lap Steel & Backgrounds)—describe their sounds as “a little bit country, a little bit rock & roll and a whole lot of whiskey soaked fun.” They’ve already had songs from the debut album featured in a number of television shows including three songs in both Vampire Diaries and Hart Of Dixie, as well as tracks in CSI Miami, Baseball Wives and House.
“One of those superbly talented performers that seems to come from out of nowhere. Young Mr. Hyslop has a singer-songwriter maturity far beyond his years.” – CBC Radio
In anticipation of his first full-length album, Vancouver-based singer-songwriter Joshua Hyslop released “What Have I Done?” (feat. Anna Scouten) via Nettwerk Records.
“What Have I Done?” features the vocal and musical talents of a young man with a mature and measured voice. Despite his youth, Hyslop’s music deftly explores the complicated conversation between the battle and brilliance of life.
“What Have I Done?” is the first new song since last year’s six-song EP, titled Cold Wind. EP received early support from CBC, Earshot Magazine, Penguin Eggs, Exclaim! and others.
Available today, Angus Stone – of critically acclaimed sibling duo, Angus & Julia Stone - shares lead single, “Bird On The Buffalo,” from his forthcoming summer solo release titled Broken Brights.
While on the road in Europe, Stone sat in a hotel room, musing on the symbiotic relationships between the bird and the buffalo, the co-operative behavior between two very different species, working together for mutual survival.
This is Stone. In order to challenge himself as both a musician and performer, Stone draws upon a variety of unexpected sources – instrumentation, vocal stylings, genres – to create his song, “to let the conversation of the energy unfold into a creation,” says Stone.
In anticipation of the release of Jay Brannan's sophomore album Rob Me Blind next week, entertainment website Idolator is currently hosting an exclusive listening party. Check it out here: http://bit.ly/GDlWpp.
Jay will be celebrating the album's release with special shows this Friday, March 23 in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge and Thursday, March 29 in Los Angeles at Hotel Cafe. Stay tuned from a big tour announcement from Jay next week.
Scottish indie-folk band Admiral Fallow recently shot a video in Glasgow for their upcoming single "The Paper Trench"from their forthcoming sophomore album and Nettwerk debut Tree Bursts In Snow, out May 22nd. The BBC posted a photo gallery from the video shoot; check out the pictures here: http://bbc.in/wAluoD.
Morgan Page has earned two nominations at the 2012 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) - “Best American DJ (North America)” and “Best Progressive Track” – and will be presenting at this year’s awards show on Thursday, March 22nd.
Previously nominated for "Best Breakthrough Artist (Solo)," this is Page's first nod in the prestigious “Best American DJ (North America)” category. "It's just great to be in that kind of company," says Page when asked about being nominated alongside Skrillex, Deadmau5, and Kaskade.
Page receives his third nomination for "Best Progressive Track’" with his #1 Billboard Hot Dance Airplay song, “In The Air;” a collaboration with Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT andfeaturing Angela McCluskey on vocals. The track spent an impressive 25 weeks on the chart, and landed at #11 on BPM's "Top 51 of 2011."
Artists from across the Nettwerk Music Group family are in Austin for SXSW this week. Check out which artists from our label, management and publishing rosters will be attending and their schedules below. We also put together special SXSW playlists on Spotify and Rdio featuring tracks from some of these artists. Check them out!
Today, Canadian alt-pop duo Ash Koley release the Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground EP (out now in iTunes). The EP features various mixes of the infectiously catchy single from Grammy-winning mixer Tom Lord-Alge and rising DJ/producer and Grammy-nominee Morgan Page (who recently had a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart with single “In The Air”), and additional track “Mary The Inventor.”
“Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground,” which was the lead single from the duo’s Canadian debut mini-album Inventions (Sony Music Entertainment Canada/Nettwerk Records), was nominated for a Canadian Radio Music Award in the AC and Hot AC Categories.
Singer Ash Koley and producer/songwriter Phil Deschambault began their musical collaboration in 2004, when the two self-proclaimed nerds from Winnipeg were introduced by a mutual acquaintance. Phil was looking for a singer who could relate to his sound, and Ash’s velvety voice did just that. Together, their sound is an amalgamation of diverse influences, from Abba to the Eurythmics, and from Peter Gabriel to Radiohead. The result is a band that is a full embodiment of what they each bring to the duo – quirky charm and upbeat classic pop music.
Don’t Let Your Feet Touch Ground EP track listing:
1. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Morgan Page Radio Edit)
2. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Tom Lord-Alge Mix)
3. Mary The Inventor
4. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Morgan Page Extended Mix)
5. Don't Let Your Feet Touch Ground (Morgan Page Dub Mix)
Today, Julia Stone releases her new single, "It's All Okay," from her forthcoming solo album By The Horns, out May 29. The track premiered yesterday on NylonMag.com; listen to it below and grab it on iTunes here.
In other news, Julia has announces a special, intimate live show in Los Angeles on Friday, June 1 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetary. Tickets go on-sale this Friday, March 16. This date is one of a set of globals shows, including stops in London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Sydney.