Glasgow's Admiral Fallow (an NPR "Band to Watch" at SXSW 2011 and Paste Magazine's #3 Top International tip in the USA for 2012) have had an exciting couple of weeks. “Squealing Pigs,” their foot-stomping, clarinet-driven, sing-along single from their critically acclaimed debut album Boots Met My Face, was the soundtrack to a GE commercial that made its network television premiere during Super Bowl XLVI to an estimated audience of over 111 million. The track was also used in an episode of NBC’s Chuck. The track, already a favorite in the UK, was released in North America on February 5, 2012 as a digital single on Lo-Five Records via INgrooves and features newly designed artwork. Get it here.
The band has just completed their sophomore album, which will be released via their new label home, Nettwerk, in May. The upcoming release was mixed by Paul Savage at Glasgow’s Chem 19 (Mogwai, King Creosote) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bon Iver, The National, Battles) at Sterling Sound NYC. More album details will follow, but in the meantime, Admiral Fallow has just announced an extensive UK tour starting April 22, 2012.
"Beetle in The Box," the first single to be taken from the new album, received its debut spin on Huw Stephens BBC Radio 1 show on January 25 and has had subsequent plays on Radio 2 and BBC 6Music, XFM etc. The band is offering fans the chance to download the single for free from their site www.admiralfallow.com, for a limited time. Keep reading for full list of UK tour dates.
Left to Right: BMI’s Leslie Roberts, Greg Gallo (Revelry), Greg Beeckman (Revelry), AJ Burton (Revelry), Neil Mason, Mark Jowett (NW1) and BMI’s Bradley Collins
Nettwerk One Music (NW1) and Revelry Music Group are pleased to announce the signing of Nashville based songwriter/artist Neil Mason to an Exclusive Publishing Agreement. Mason is one of the primary songwriters and drummer for the band The Cadillac Black. The Cadillac Black, who have toured with such rock legends as ZZ Top, Lynyrd Skynyrd and most recently Country superstars Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert, will join Dierks Bentley for a handful of dates on his recently extend “Country & Cold Cans” Spring Tour. They've also gained attention in the television licensing community, with songs appearing in promos for the 2011 season of hit Fox series House, as well as the CW's The Vampire Diaries and CBS's CSI:Miami.
Of the new signing, Revelry's AJ Burton comments, "Neil’s talents as a multi-instrumentalist who creates tracks and lyrics for various genres is a great addition to the Nettwerk/Revelry team. And the ability to grow a big beard doesn’t hurt. We are thrilled to be working with Neil as a songwriter and look forward to the continued success of The Cadillac Black.”
Nettwerk's Mark Jowett adds, “We are excited to have signed Neil Mason, who can rock as hard as anyone and then turn on a dime and write gorgeous, sultry songs worthy of Bacharach. We believe his multi-dimensionality will result in a treasure chest of great songs to come.”
Nettwerk One publishing client Los Campesinos! appeared on the Late Show With David Letterman last night, where they performed their new single "By Your Hand" off of their latest critically-acclaimed album Hello Sadness. Check it out above.
Nettwerk One Publishingartist Michael Hadres, akaPerfume Genius, will release his new album Put Your Back N 2 It on February 20, 2012 UK label Organs (Turnstile).His debut LP Learning, released in 2010, firmly established Seattle native Hadreas as one of the most singular new voices in music, winning plaudits across the pond, including Guardian, Dazed and Confused and Mojo in the UK, and Pitchfork, Spin Magazine, Interview and more in the US.
Where Learning was stark and confessional however, Put Your Back N 2 It is lush and universal. It sees an expansion of both his thematic and sonic palette, playing as a broad meditation on intimacy, power, family, secrecy and hope, not just through his impressionistic lyrics, but also through the music itself. Check out the taster track “All Waters” here. Perfume Genius will also be heading over to the UK for a clutch of highly anticipated live dates in the spring.
In preparation for its brand new full-length album coming in 2012, Nettwerk One Publishing client Perfume Genius will be debuting new songs (as well as favorites from Learning) across North America with none other than Beirut in November/December.
Saturday 11/26 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s (with Beirut)
Monday 11/28 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (with Beirut)
Wednesday 11/30 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall (with Beirut)
Friday 12/02 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue (with Beirut)
Sunday 12/04 – Knoxville, TN – Bijou Theatre (with Beirut)
Monday 12/05 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel (with Beirut)
Wednesday 12/07 – Athens, GA – The Georgia Theatre (with Beirut)
Thursday 12/08 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle (with Beirut)
Saturday 12/10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar (with Beirut)
Tuesday 12/13 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (with Beirut)
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 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.
"Absolutely beautiful - a great new talent" - BBC Radio 1
“Top 10 At SXSW 2011” – Paste Magazine
“****” – MOJO
Released yesterday, Boots Met My Face by Nettwerk One’s Scottish quintet Admiral Fallow, is a joyous, heart-filled, orchestral-tinged and beautifully well-crafted album. Released earlier this year in the UK, the band received tremendous praises, including BBC, NPR, MOJO and Paste Magazine.
Comprised of lead singer and main writer Louis Abbott, Sarah Hayes, Joe Rattray, Kevin Brolly and Philip Hague, their sets go from simple voice and guitar compositions ("Four Bulbs"), through stomping Wilco-esque tunes to riotous cacophonies of white noise (see "Squealing Pigs" above); their songs about alienation within relationships and experiences of “youth” itself are sung and screamed with utter abandon while the band works themselves into a furious frenzy.
The full album is currently streaming at AOL Spinner, click HERE to listen.
Nettwerk One publishing artistSam Bisbee is set to debut his highly anticipated artist album you + me = us, co-produced with Dean Baltunolis of The Hold Steady, on May 13. Bisbee will celebrate that evening with a launch party at Joe's Pub in NYC, where he'll perform the entire album with a full band, string section and special guests.
An internationally acclaimed singer and songwriter, Sam's music has been featured on television shows including Private Practice and Damages and in television commercials, including his production of Cat Power’s “Hanging on the Telephone” for AT&T. His enduring popularity has held longevity through his career, which began in the 90's with deals with EMI, BMG and Geffen. This is the first album Sam has released since 2008. During that time he signed a publishing deal with Nettwerk Music Group, where he has written songs with Leona Naess, Pete Wentz, Mike Viola (Get Him to the Greek), Justin Hawkins (The Darkness), Delerium, Gary Go, Toby Lightman, Ari Hest, Kevin Griffin (Better Than Ezra) and many more. He produced and co-wrote the album Ready for Reni Lane (released by Universal Motown), as well as wrote the songs for the Slasher Rock Musical directed by Vincent D'onofrio, Don't Go in the Woods, which has just been purchased by Tribeca Films for fall 2011 release. The first song under his duo “Lili and Sam” with Leona Naess has been licensed for a spring European campaign. Sam was also the producer of the film "THE NEW TENANTS" which won the Academy Award for "LIVE ACTION SHORT" in 2010.
Check out this old footage of Skylark performing
"Wildflower" on Midnight Special in 1973!
Nettwerk One is happy to congratulate writers Dave Richardson and Doug Edwards on the induction of their song “Wildflower” into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
“Wildflower” has a rich and profound history, with the lyric ““Let her cry for she’s a lady” still standing as an anthem for women around the world. The lyric was written in 1970 by Dave Richardson—then a young policeman in Saanich, BC—as a poem about his girlfriend. Skylark guitarist Doug Edwards composed the music, and “Wildflower” was released in 1973 as the third single from Skylark’s first album for Capitol Records.
Championed by the queen of radio programming, Windsor, Ontario’s Rosalie Tremblay, “Wildflower” spread across the US and Canada and became a huge soul hit before crossing over to the pop charts. It reached #8 on the Billboard Top 200 and went on to sell well over a million copies.
In 1973, “Wildflower” was released as an instrumental by Ray Charles’ former music director, saxophonist Hank Crawford. It was then released in 1974 by both The New Birth and the O’Jays, and has since been covered an astonishing 70 times by artists including Johnny Mathis, the Neville Brothers, Gary Morris, Colour Me Badd, Blake Shelton and Hong Kong superstar Sandy Lam.