Brit-rock band The Rifles return to release their third studio album Freedom Run on September 20, 2011, with lead single “Tangled Up In Love” out August 16, 2011. The track is a dangerously infectious melody, topped with a luscious string riff and the familiar Rifles’ crunching guitars.
Freedom Run further enhances the reputation of one of the most exciting, enduring and diverse London bands of the last ten years. Recorded at Paul Weller’s studio, Black Barn, and produced by the legendary Chris Potter (who has guided such luminaries as The Clash, The Stones and The Verve), the album has a fresh, revitalized sound, loaded with inspirational tracks that range from light and fun pop symphonies to the raucous soul-inflected heartfelt pop-rock that has dominated The Rifles’ back catalogue and given them a fan-base that continues to sell-out venues across Europe.
Only a month until the release of their highly anticipated fifth studio album Gravity The Seducer (September 13 in the US; September 12 in the UK), Nettwerk recording artist Ladytron reveals a fourth album track entitled “Mirage.”
The UK-based quartet (Daniel Hunt, Reuben Wu, Helen Marnie and Mira Aroyo) created Gravity The Seducer to operate like a book, with tracks acting as chapters that hold the album together. As a teaser, Aroyo says, “scenes that are set up in ‘Mirage’ return and reflect in a later track, ‘Melting Ice.’”
Ladytron shared the music video for lead single, “White Elephant.” Directed by Michele Civetta, the video was filmed in Normandy, France and can be watched below:
Having already performed the song on national TV, Blush’s debut single “Undivided” (featuring Snoop Dogg) vaulted its way into the Top Ten (#9) on the Billboard Dance/Club Play Chart. This follows club performances for Blush--Victoria, Natsuko, Angeli, Ji Hae and Alisha--in Los Angeles (The Colony, Eleven, Avalon, and Rage) with additional club appearances to be announced in the coming weeks in New York and San Francisco.
Blush debuted “Undivided” to the world when they opened for Justin Bieber earlier this year in Asia. Last month, the Pan-Asian group (together the girls represent China, Japan, Korea, India and the Philippines) made their U.S. TV debut on FOX’s wildly popular “So You Think You Can Dance.” This came on the heels of the debut of their hotly anticipated global debut single which premiered on Yahoo.com via the animated video for “Undivided” to an overwhelming response. The animated clip for “Undivided” which also featured Snoop Dogg marked the first-ever music video created solely utilizing the Brushes App for iPad. Watch the video HERE.
Julie Stone, one half of brother/sister duo Angus & Julia Stone, joined the Flaming Lips and Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros on stage at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in June for a free surprise sunrise performance of "Do You Realize." Check it out above.
Julie Stone's solo album, The Memory Machine, is out now. Listen to the album HERE.
"Love it!" - Chris Douridas (KCRW, Los Angeles)
"Excellent" - Liza Richardson (KCRW, Los Angeles)
"Really nice song, It’s like the mega collaboration" - Kaskade (DJ)
Nettwerk Records’ Morgan Page has just released lead single, “In The Air” from upcoming studio album. “In The Air” is a collaboration with Grammy nominated Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard and BT and featuring Angela McCluskey (Telepopmusik) on vocals. McCluskey had a unique approach to penning the lyrics by clipping out magazine headlines.
“In The Air” has been added at KHNC (Seattle), BPM (National) and KVBE (Las Vegas) and is warming up nicely at pop radio, getting early support at KIIS FM in Los Angeles.
Nettwerk-managed artist Katherine Jenkins, the record-breaking multi platinum selling mezzo soprano, today announces the UK release of her eighth studio album on October 17, 2011 (Warner Bros Records). The album, titled Daydream, sees Katherine return to her musical roots.
Her most personal album to date, it draws together music and songs she loves from across classical, traditional, folk and easy pop that have inspired her over the course of her life.
Recorded in Los Angeles and London in spring this year, Katherine has once again teamed up with John Shanks in the U.S (credits include Take That & Westlife and Katherine’s hit 2010 single "Tell Me I’m Not Dreaming"), and Simon Franglen in London (credits include Barbra Streisand, Céline Dion and the Oscar nominated soundtrack to James Cameron’s Avatar).
As Tony Dekker and his Great Lake Swimmers continue to work on the follow up to 2009’s Juno-Nominated and critically-acclaimed album Lost Channels, the band has announced a handful of summer tour dates in Canada and the US. See below for full list of dates.
Additionally, GLS will re-release their first two albums, their 2003 self-titled debut and sophomore effort Bodies And Minds, on August 30 via Nettwerk.
“awesome” – Pitchfork
“slow-moving lullaby with lots of warm vocal harmony” – Stereogum
“orchestral, electro-pop ballad” – SPIN
“lovely warm-up, rhythmic and slow but pulsing with energy” - Flavorwire
Nettwerk recording artist Ladytron has released their new music video for lead single, “White Elephant,” from forthcoming studio album, Gravity The Seducer (September 13 in the US; September 12 in the UK). Directed by Michele Civetta, the music video was filmed at a chateau in Normandy, France and features a bevy of fascinating characters.
Ladytron are set to embark on a major North American fall tour in support of Gravity The Seducer. Joining them throughout the tour is SONOIO, a solo project of Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails). The month-long tour kicks off in Phoenix, AZ on September 22nd and wraps up in Miami, FL on October 15th. See dates below.
Last week, So You Think You Can Dance finalist Melanie danced solo to Angus & Julia Stone's cover of "You're The One That I Want" from the musical Grease. As a result, the track sold more than 4,800 copies this week, and both the 'Big Jet Plane EP' (which the cover initially appeared on) and the band's award-winninn sophomore album Down The Way landed on the Billboard Folk Chart this week. Check out the solo performance above.
Additionally, Nylon Magazine premiered a heart-breaking animated video today by the Aussie brother/sister duo for the track "I'm Not Yours Anymore" from Down The Way. See the original post from Nylon ">here,and check out the video on YouTube below.
Nettwerk-managed artist and award-winning songwriter Nneka recently unveiled the title video (above) from her upcoming album Soul Is Heavy. The artist has started to reveal information about this anticipated release, but the official release date has yet to be officially announced.
“One of the best soul singers to emerge in the past few years” - The Times
“Our girl Nneka is the greatest… this afro-soul rump-shaker is pure hotness” - Rolling Stone
Soul Is Heavy effortlessly balanced combination of hip-hop beats, reggae grooves, brass riffs and African-pop are the canvas for the motif of love, pain, politics and God. Respective albums have earned Nneka the moniker of 21st Century Soul for their sincerity and frankness and this, her third album, is no different. The album features guest collaborations with the likes of The Roots’ Black Thought and Ms. Dynamite and affirms her credentials as a fast-rising star of black-consciousness music.