“In The Air," the first single from Grammy-nominated recording artist Morgan Page's upcoming album, breaks into the Top 10 (#9) on the Billboard Dance Radio Chart this week. The track, a collaboration between Page, Sultan + Ned Shepard and BT and featuring Angela McCluskey on vocals, has exploded over the past 4 weeks, steadily selling more than 1,500 copies a week since its release and remaining the highest rated record at AOL Radio.
This is not Page’s first appearance on the charts, but his fifth consecutive Top 10 Billboard success. Believe--Page’s 2010 follow up to Elevate, which featured break-out single "Longest Road" and fellow chart topper "Call My Name"--continues to be a fixture on the iTunes Dance Albums chart with two Top Ten Billboard Dance Hits: “Fight For You” and “Strange Condition.”
Brit-rock band The Rifles have just released a new video for "Tangled Up In Love," the lead single from their upcoming album Freedom Run, out September 20. 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.
The Rifles burst onto the UK music scene in 2006 with their rebellious and attitude-laden debut No Love Lost, an album revealing the hopes and dreams of working-class suburban drudgery. The band spent the next two years touring relentlessly and building an enormous army of fans along the way, which includes some of their musical heroes like Paul Weller, Tim Lovejoy, Oasis and more. The Rifles released their second album (and Stateside debut) Great Escape in 2009, which peaked at 27 on the UK charts and reached the number 2 slot in the UK indie charts.
Nettwerk publishing artist Los Campesinos! has just announced plans to release a new album, Hello Sadness. The album comes out November 14 in the UK on Wichita and November 15 in North America on Arts & Crafts. The ten-song album was recorded in Girona, Spain and produced by John Goodmanson, who also worked with the band on their last two albums.
Vocalist Gareth Campesinos! commented, "It feels like we’ve done all our growing up while in this band. Not like we’re Hanson, or anything. But we’ve been Los Campesinos! since finishing university, and in that time we’ve all changed as people massively. That’s something we want to put across in the music."
Pre-orders are available on the band's website, including a limited edition DVD containing a behind-the-scenes documentary "and a 'How to Play' feature," as well as a CD collecting early demos.
Nettwerk joined the Spotify party last month and has been having a fun time creating playlists to share with other Spotify users. Currently, users can subscribe to the Nettwerk Records 2011 playlist to hear stand-out tracks from some of our 2011 releases. We've also created various "Best Of" playlists from some of Nettwerk's most popular artists over the years, including Skinny Puppy, Angus & Julia Stone, Morgan Page, Old Crow Medicine Show and more. Check out Nettwerk on Spotify HERE.
Nettwerk One Publishing and Island Records Australia recently held their 2nd Annual Bali Songwriting Summit in Ubud, Bali. The summit was conceived and launched last year as a partnership between Nettwerk One Publishing’s Peter Coquillard and Island Records Australia’s General Manager, Michael Taylor in an effort to bring together some of the hottest artists, writers and producers from around the globe in one of the most culturally unique and artistic locations in the world.
Several esteemed artists and writers of the pop world attended this year’s summit, which was held from May 28 – June 5, 2011, including Nick Jonas of Grammy-nominated superstars The Jonas Brothers, Multi-Platinum recording Australian artist Delta Goodrem, #1Billboard hit songwriter Bonnie McKee (Katy Perry, Taio Cruz) and many more (full list of attendees below). In addition to the state-of-the-art recording studios on site, attendees enjoyed several planned events that showcase the best of Bali culture, art, food and music. “Ubud has such a unique rhythm to itself. Giving artists and writers the opportunity to create outside of their normal day-to-day, can be the needed catalyst for truly special songs,” say Michael Taylor, GM, A&R / Head Of Island Records Australia, Universal Music Australia.
Listen to Marvin Priest's (son of Maxi Priest) new hit Australian single "Take Me Away" f/t pop sensation Wynter Gordon below. Priest co-wrote “Take Me Away” with fellow writers/artists Fredro Odesjo, Arama Brown and Cassie Davis at the inaugural Bali Songwriting Summit in 2010.
"Gravity is possibly the most fearless and fully realized album of Ladytron’s career." - Black Book Magazine
With less than a month until the release of their fifth studio album, Gravity The Seducer, Ladytron reveals a sneak peak to the full album. Previewed alongside an extensive Q&A with Stereogum, the video includes snippets of all 12 tracks (see above).
Also, the band is currently prepping for their North American Tour, with SONOIO, VHS OR BETA and Geographer. See dates below.
Last week, Nettwerk-managed artist The Pierces performed their latest single "It Will Not Be Forgotten" on popular British morning TV programThis Morning.The track is the latest single from their critically acclaimed album You & I, which was released in May 2011. Check out the live performance above, and watch the official video for the track HERE.
"There's a whole lot of awesome going on here...layered, complex, and compelling...fantastic piece of music!" - About.com (Dance Music)
Earlier this month, Nettwerk Records’ Morgan Page released lead single, “In The Air,” from his 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.
Produced by Justin Coloma, the above video captures the drama etched in every word and every beat. McCluskey had a unique approach to penning the lyrics by clipping out magazine headlines.
Be sure to catch Page as he heads on the road. See full dates below:
Today, Waterloo trio Kidstreet release their fourth single “Never Coming Back” from their upcoming debut album Fuh Yeah, out September 27, 2011. The percussive club banger is accompanied by an exclusive b-side called “Crazy.”
Last week, Kidstreet released a new video for the rambunctious dance single “Birthday Boy.” Directed by Angus McLellan and Kidstreeters Karl and Cliff Snyder, the video was shot from the perspective of a pint glass at a party. “A friend of ours took rein of the glass and had his way with it,” Karl said of the shoot. Watch the video HERE.
Visionary artist BT releases a new single EP package for the track “A Million Stars” from his GRAMMY® nominated album These Hopeful Machines (Nettwerk/Black Hole). A true collaboration between BT and vocalist Kirsty Hawkshaw, the EP features new remixes from Marc Simz, Myon & Shane 54, Jason van Wyk, Airwave, Sultan & Ned Shepard, Digital Stories and Save The Robot.