"Platinum-selling artists in their native Australia, Boy & Bear look to the West Coast rock classicism of Fleetwood Mac and Jackson Browne on their second album, given a glossy transatlantic sheen by mix engineer Phil Ek." - Uncut "Ones To Watch In 2014"
Heavily celebrated Grammy Award winning band Old Crow Medicine Show has rejoined Nettwerk Records for the Canadian release of their upcoming new album Remedy, due out July 1. Remedy is full of catchy melodies, quirky and often humorous lyrics, all executed with mesmerizing musicianship. Ten years after the massive success of folk anthem “Wagon Wheel,” which started as a track on a Bob Dylan work tape later finished by fiddler/band leader Ketch Secor, Remedy features a new Dylan/Old Crow penned collaboration on the track “Sweet Amarillo” one of the album’s many highlights. Remedy also features the return of producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Gaslight Anthem), who produced 2012’s highly praised Carry Me Back.
Long before the resurgence of folk and roots rock, Old Crow Medicine Show was performing their fiery style of amped up old-time music, cultivating a diverse fan base who thrive on the band’s energetic performances. The songs on Remedy are chock full of the same raw energy, swagger and drive that has made rabid fans of everyone from hipsters to college students to traditional music purists. “This is country music for people who think country music needs a whoopin,'’ says Secor, who adds, “Country music that knows how deep its roots run--- from the dirtiest blues to the folkiest folk, the songwriters, the crooners and the Outlaws, to the Opry stage; it's all here.” Kicking off with "Brushy Mountain Conjugal Trailer,” a new take on the classic prison tale, the band then launches into the hyper speed "8 Dogs 8 Banjos," a timeless original that could have been penned ages ago, but with more fire. Though Old Crow Medicine Show is loved for their fast and furious up-tempo numbers, they shine brightly on the ballads including the touching "Dearly Departed Friend" and Critter Fuqua’s “Firewater.”
Nettwerk Music Group is thrilled to announce the signing of Sinéad O’Connor to its worldwide label roster. An album of brand new recordings The Vishnu Room will be released on August 12.
Indicative of where Sinéad is in life, the album is passionate and direct, yet with an overarching fragility; her voice is a weapon, as powerful as it is tender. “Having published Sinead as a songwriter for the last 5 years, it’s great to now broaden that relationship to the Nettwerk label too. The new recordings are incredible and we’re all very excited to be working on this worldwide release for later this year,” says Blair McDonald, MD of Nettwerk Music Group UK.
From her breakthrough hit, 1987’s Mandinka, to the multi-platinum international success of 1990’s I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got with its number one version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” from her fearless genre-crossing forays into Irish folk, and roots reggae to her collaborations with artists as diverse as Peter Gabriel, Massive Attack and The Chieftains, O’Connor has trodden a unique path to become the most iconic female artist of the past 30 years. There is no one like Sinéad O’Connor.
both dramatic and danceable” – New York Magazine
“Whatever pause this Australian's childlike voice gives you is almost immediately erased by the sophistication of what unfurls next. She's part Lykke Li, part Feist, and not an iota less interesting than either.”— Esquire
“A traditional pop sensibility structures elements of wandering, atmospheric electronica, while crescendos of rich instrumentation give the collection a classical touch. And then there’s Croome’s singular voice: Utterly sweet, but with the thick complexity of honey, rather than a childlike or cheeky bubblegum smack” – MTV World
“Gossling’s already won over her Australian audience, but now it’s our turn to get acquainted with her” – All Things Go
LISTEN TO (& SHARE!) “Harvest Of Gold”:
Nettwerk Music Group is proud to announce the signing of Melbourne’s Gossling (aka Helen Croome) to its label roster. Having won critical praise in the states and abroad, Gossling will see the proper release of her debut full-length album, Harvest Of Gold, in North America on September 23.
Written in Tasmania and realized in Melbourne, alongside producer John Castle (The Bamboos/Vance Joy/Washington), Harvest Of Gold is ten tracks of gorgeous pop songcraft – a rich blend of plucked harps, guitar climaxes and retro, European disco.
In case you missed it, Run River North stopped by VH-1 to perform "Monsters Calling Home" for their popular morning show, "Big Morning Buzz Live!" Be sure to catch the band live at one of the upcoming tour dates below.
Complete Dates For Run River North:
05/09 Palo Alto, CA Stanford University
06/01 San Diego, CA Fiesta Del Sol
06/06 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
06/07 Pasadena, CA Make Music Fest
06/21 San Francisco, CA Chapel
06/23 Portland, OR MS Studios
06/24 Seattle, WA Tractor
06/25 Vancouver, BC Media Club
LA-transplant Madi Diaz is set to release “Stay Together” on June 17, 2014. The bouncy (and sing-along worthy) track is the lead single from her forthcoming full-length album Phantom (release date tba) and showcases Madi’s bold yet sophisticated brand of pop, delievered with her powerhouse vocals.
In June, Madi will join Wolf Gang for three Northeast dates (6/4 – NYC, 6/5 – Brooklyn, 6/6 – Boston) before linking up with Fitz And The Tantrums for another three dates (6/8 – Hampton, NH, 6/10 – Burlington, VT, 6/11 – Northampton, MA). She’ll also play LA’s Chinatown Summer Nights on July 12 (full list of dates and venues below).
Canadian roots rockers, Current Swell, premiered their upcoming album, Ulysses, in full on Relix.comfollwed by the Huffington Post and CBC in Canada.The record, which is set for release on May 6th via Nettwerk, was produced by Nathan Sabatino (Dr. Dog, Neko Case, Giant Stand) at Vancouver’s iconic Greenhouse Studios. Pre-order is availble now on iTunes.
Ólafur Arnalds with award presenter Victoria Wood.
Nettwerk One Music composer Ólafur Arnalds was in London on Sunday evening, where he received the highest honour, winning the BAFTA (British Academy Of Film And Television Arts) for Original Television Music in recognition of his compositions for the crticially-acclaimed British TV series, Broadchurch.
On his Facebook page, Arnalds wrote of the win: ”Now that I’ve had a bit of time to process things. I need to give credit where credit is due. I was so nervous and shocked during my acceptance speech that I forgot anyone who wasn’t standing right in front of me. It’s pretty given that no one delivers four and a half hour of original music in the space of 4 months without some help. So I just want to give proper recognition to Bergur Þórisson, my genius little helper, who put just as many hours into this as i did myself. Also Viktor Orri Árnason, who not only transcribed and played the violin, but also provided some additional string arrangements in the later episodes. And of course Arnór Dan, who co-wrote and sung the end title theme. These people don’t get enough credit for their work, so here is to them! I am also in lifelong debt to the Broadchurch creative and executive team who gave me the freedom to express myself from the heart and encouraged me to be brave and bold. And yes, I will be doing Season 2."
“.. a terrific number that's bound to be on heavy rotation for tus this summer. 'Young Again' by Canadian dream pop quartet Young Liars will get stuck in your head immediately with it's woozy synths, triumphant drumbeats, and croosing vocals. " - The Wild Honey Pie
“...an uplifting ode to teenage romance...the band has also packaged it with an explosive synth-filled remix from ATG favourites Great Good Fine Ok. ” – All Things Go (re "Night Window" Remix)
“...the band is certaintly due to make a splash in 2014.” – Indie Shuffle
"Be sure to keep an eye on Young Liars as they are the kind of group that show
every sign of being on the verge of breaking through" – Earmilk
Vancouver indie pop-rock quartet Young Liars will release their debut album Tidal Wave on June 24 via Nettwerk Records. Formed serendipitously, bassist Andrew Beck, drummer Ty Badali, keyboardist Wesley Nickel and guitarist/singer Jordan Raine forged an album of effervescent melodies and synth textures laid over infectiously danceable beats.
The group shared the first energetic single "Night Window" and dance-floor starter "Young Again" earlier this month. They also released a remix by blogosphere stalwart, Great Good Fine Ok. Listen and share the full Night Window EP including the unreleased Boxed In remix below.
“Their electro-garage-rock wall of sound imagines The Velvet Underground force-feeding hallucinogens to The Ronettes… cold-blooded revenge pop that strikes like a shard of shattered plate to the heart.” - 9/10 NME
“Borrowing from fellow Reed-acolytes TJAMC, Mazzy Star and The Raveonettes, the debut album from Midlands boy-girl duo Coves ticks all the right boxes - primal drumming, razor-sharp guitars and lyrics that blur the line between romantic obsession and narcotic dependency… very good indeed.” – 4/5 Q Magazine
“a terrific debut full of scuzzed-up guitars, dirty synths, nihilistic lyrics and Wood’s magnificently bored - although never boring – vocals.” – Uncut
“There’s bits of Mazzy Star in here, bits of the Velvet Underground and hints of the Jesus and Mary Chain… atmospheric, distinctive and very enjoyable.” - DIY
“Languid vocals, reverb-treated feedback, narcotized echoes of 1960s girl groups via the Jesus and Mary Chain… a gripping debut album.” – 4/5 Financial Times
UK duo Coves will release their anticipated debut album, Soft Friday, in North America on September 2, 2014. Today sees the release of lead single “Beatings,” along with a remix from Lynchmob, available on iTunes.