“…Her most powerful set in two decades.” –The Telegraph
“It’s a work of subtle beauty – a cavalcade of warm strings and textured, intricate song structures that intertwine with the singer’s unmistakable vocals.” –GQ (UK)
In case you missed it, Nettwerk One publishing client and acclaimed Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor released a brand new video for “The Wolf Is Getting Married,” off her new album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? . Watch it above.
Her ninth studio album, and the latest release in a career spanning 25 years and millions of record sales worldwide, How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? is as show stopping a performance as her silver jubilee deserves, and ranks as one of her best and most confident pieces of work so far.
Produced by long-term collaborator John Reynolds, its ten tracks play like an encyclopedic definition of O’Connor’s oeuvre: songs about love and loss, hope and regret, pain and redemption, anger and justice. This is an album of consistently moving, exciting, brilliant and beautiful songs built around Sinead’s voice at its very best – raw and passionate.
Today, Morgan Page reveals the official music video for “Body Work,” featuring indie duo Tegan And Sara.
The video for “Body Work” pays homage to “work out” tapes of the past - headbands and legwarmers, lest not be forgotten. A contemporary take on the 80s, director Lisa Mann approaches the humor and unadulterated fun of past videos through an updated lens. The result is an engaging and entertaining video that matches the song’s exuberance.
“Body Work” is the follow-up to lead single, “In The Air,” featuring Sultan + Ned Shepard, BT and AngelaMcCluskey on vocals. The mega-collaboration led to a #1 hit on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay chart and #11 on BPM’s ‘Top 51 of 2011.’ Adding to a long history of Billboard Top 10 successes – “Longest Road,” “Call My Name,” “Fight For You” and “Strange Condition” – “In The Air” is Page’s first #1 single. The track remained in the Top 10 for an incredible 25 weeks! In North America, early radio placement for “Body Work” primes the track to exceed “In The Air;” with early adds at more stations across the US and already Top 20 at pop stations in Canada.
Nettwerk recording artist Joshua Hyslop premiered a new video for his track "Nowhere Left To Go" yesterday on Exclaim! (here). The video was directed by Michael Rodriguez and shot at Cypress Falls in Vancouver. "Nowhere To Go" is from the Vancouver-based singer/songwriter's latest release, the Cold Wind EP. Stay tuned for news on Joshua's full-length Nettwerk debut, coming soon.
In case you missed it, iconic frontman Peter Murphy dropped stopped by Rolling Stone the last time he came through New York for an on-camera interview with RollingStone.com. Check it out above or HERE.
Vancouver's Hey Ocean! has just released a new video for track "Big Blue Wave," from their EP of the same title (available on iTunes here). Check it out above and stay tuned for more news from Hey Ocean!
Great Lake Swimmers to Debut New Songs Live on Both CBC Radio One's Q with
Jian Ghomeshi and CBC Radio 2’s Drive As Well As Perform Their Entire New Album Live at CBC Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio
On March 8, Great Lake Swimmers will debut brand new songs from their upcoming album New Wild Everywhere in front of a live audience at The Grand Theatre in London, Ontario for CBC Q. Their performance will be broadcast the following morning March 9 on Q with Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio One along with a feature interview. In mid-March, the band will play a live stripped down set on CBC Radio 2’s Drive with Rich Terfry and on March 20, Great Lake Swimmers will unveil their entire new album live with a very special show from The Glenn Gould Studio at CBC Toronto hosted by Craig Norris. The entire concert will broadcast live on CBC Radio 3 and will be broadcast again on Canada Live at a later date. Video footage from the performance will be available on CBC Music – CBC’s newly-launched digital music service – at cbcmusic.ca in the days leading up to the April 3rd release of New Wild Everywhere.
Tickets for the Glenn Gould show on March 20 will be available at HMV with pre-order of the new album at any Greater Toronto retail location across Canada beginning March 5.
The first single, “Easy Come, Easy Go” from the upcoming album has already cracked the top 10 on CBC Radio 3 and has caused CBC Radio3 host Grant Lawrence to proclaim "The best Great Lake Swimmers song ever? Maybe!” Scene1425.com on the other hand recently premiered the new song "Les Champs De Progéniture." (http://bit.ly/xTLTJp) Sung entirely in French, the song will appear on the band’s upcoming album New Wild Everywhere.
Listen to “Easy Come, Easy Go” & “Les Champs De Progéniture” here:
"newcomers Young Liars rely on the kind of synth-fueled melodies that are all the rage these days. Fortunately, the five-piece do it better than most, as evidenced by their rock-solid debut EP" – Daily News (PA)
“outstanding” – Ology [Artist Spotlight]
"making school a lot more interesting!" - OwlMag.com
Available now, Young Liars’ debut EP Homesick Future is currently available to stream at AOL Spinner, Canada's MuchMusic, Exclaim! and others. The Vancouver-based quintet brilliantly blends synth-fueled indie rock with pop-friendly hooks and earnest, bright-eyed vocals.
Next month, the band will release their first official music video for lead single, “Colours.” In the meantime, check out the lyric video below.
“Its ebullient title track is full of stylistic left turns…it all fits seamlessly, a gem for driving to the beach with the windows down and the volume cranked…a vacation in a song.”
“intense and atmospheric” – RollingStone.com
“Just bring the ocean, Family Of The Year will bring the motion.” – IFC Channel
“If you’re familiar with FOTY, you already know (and probably love) their beach sound. If not, [St. Croix EP] is a fantastic introduction.” – Wild Honey Pie
"The Mamas and The Papas on acid.” – Steven Tyler (Aerosmith)
Nettwerk Records is pleased to announce the signing of LA-based Family Of The Year. Combining soft harmonies, comforting guitar chords and toe tapping beats, the irresistibly catchy St. Croix EP is due March 6th via Nettwerk Records.
To parallel the playfulness of the title track, the band enlisted Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Jessica Sanders to “create a video that didn’t have to be taken too seriously,” says drummer Sebastian Keefe. Watch it above.
fun. has announced a flurry of activity surrounding today’s release of their Fueled By Ramen debut, Some Nights. The album – which includes the hit single, “We Are Young (Feat. Janelle Monáe)” – is now available in stores and at all digital retailers.
fun. will celebrate the release with a live performance on tonight’s installment of TBS’Conan, to be followed on Friday, February 24th, by a visit to VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live (check local listings).
A series of rare in-store events are slated for this week, paving the way for the start of the band’s much anticipated North American tour. The appearances kick off today at Long Beach, California’s Fingerprints Records, with other signing sessions slated for Chandler, Arizona’s Zia Records tomorrow, February 22nd, Philadelphia’s FYE on Thursday, February 23rd, Providence, Rhode Island’s FYE on Thursday, March 1st, and Denver’s Twist & Shout Records on Thursday, April 5th.
Earlier this year, critically-acclaimed Australian siblings Angus & Julia Stone announced plans to each release solo albums in 2012 before pairing back up for another Angus & Julia Stone full-length. Today, Julia Stone announces the release of her album By The Horns on May 29th, and celebrates by delivering her captivating first single “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say.”
Watch The Video For “Let’s Forget All The Things That We Say,” directed by Jessie Hill and co-starring actor Shiloh Fernandez: