"Electric ultra-pop… Guitars and keyboards grind in time to the big buzzy heart-bleeding vocals." - IMPOSE
“The songs all creep up on you, rather than being over-the-top. What they will ensure is that you’ll want to go back and check them out again and again.”
- Classic Rock Magazine
Ten years, five studio albums and thousands of gigs in, Canada's The Trews released their self-titled, Nettwerk debut digitally in the U.S. last month. The album is an electrifying punch of 70s rock with tight grooves and pristine vocal harmonies and this morning, the Ontario-based rockers have partnered with Diffuser to premiere the video for blazing lead single, "What's Fair Is Fair".
Produced by Gavin Brown (Metric, BillyTalent, The Tragically Hip) and guitarist John-Angus MacDonald (The Trews, The Glorious Sons), The Trews is the band’s maiden release with new label Nettwerk, home to Passenger, Peter Murphy, Boy & Bear, Family of the Year and more.
“..they have us in the palms of their hands… ‘Beatings’ is a highlight, a wail of white noise-guitar and fuzz bass, with Wood a swirling shadow before bleaching bright lights, singing “my heart stops beating for you” like a modern-day Nico…They’re twice the band they were a year ago. It’s exciting to think where they might be in another 12 months.” – NME 8/10 Live Review (May 2014)
Coming off of a stellar performance at Brighton’s The Great Escape festival, UK duo Coves have announced their live Stateside debut this September as support for The Raveonettes, starting September 22 in San Francisco and hitting Santa Ana (9/23), Los Angeles (9/24), Chicago (9/26), two nights in Brooklyn (9/29, 9/30) and DC (10/1). They’ll also stop in Cincinnati to play the MidPoint Music Festival on September 27. All dates are listed below. Coves’ debut album Soft Friday, which was released in the UK in March to rave reviews, will be available on September 2 in North America.
Watch The Video For “Beatings” Here:
Coves spent the last 18 months quietly acquiring critical acclaim in the UK, with support from BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe, Huw Stephens, Nick Grimshaw and many more. Their scuzzy cover of Chris Isaak’s classic “Wicked Game” peaked at No. 1 on Hype Machine. Following a set at Latitude 2013 that found the band playing to a rammed and rapturous tent, they signed to Nettwerk Records. They released their debut album Soft Friday on March 31 in the UK, and supported the release by joining Band of Skulls on the road.
Radical Face's song "The Mute" from his lastest album, The Family Tree: The Branches, is featured in the trailer of Zach Braff's latest project, "Wish I Was Here." The trailer premiered this morning on the Today Show, and the film opens July 18.
Watch the trailer above and listen to the full album version of "The Mute" below.
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. An album of brand new recordings I'm Not Bossy, I'm The Boss will be released on August 12 via Nettwerk Records.
Having cut his teeth in much-touted Manchester band Keith, Oli Bayston has more recently been acquiring production credits alongside Dan Carey (Steve Mason and Toy), playing keyboards for the likes of Willy Mason and putting his accomplished song-writing talents on display for The 2 Bears, George Fitzgerald and Rosie Lowe.
Now, under the Francis Bacon inspired moniker Boxed In - the name is loosely derived from Bacon’s infamous Head VI, once described as “the operation through which the entire body escapes through the mouth” - he has stepped into the spotlight to reveal his immaculately produced, energetic sound and signed to Nettwerk for his debut release, due out later this year.
Australian singer-songwriter Stu Larsen recorded his debut full-length album, Vagabond, at Sydney’s esteemed Linear Studios and was co-produced by Chris Vallejo and friend/label-mate Mike Rosenberg (aka Passenger). A few years ago, Stu left his small town in Queensland, Australia and embraced a life as a bit of a vagabond himself, exploring and embracing opportunities as they came. He has been touring, recording, driving friends tour vans and pretty much anything else that allows him to continue his travels. The album expresses the dichotomy of Stu’s life on the road – his amazing journeys and beautiful observations along the way; contrasted with an inevitable sense of loneliness. He attracted new fans in North America and beyond during his extensive run as support for Passenger in 2013.
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 via Nettwerk Records. 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.
Roger John Reginald Greenaway is an English songwriter and record producer, best known as part of one of Britain’s most prolific songwriting teams. Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway first came to prominence when the Fortunes recorded their composition “You’ve Got Your Troubles,” a Top Ten smash in both the U.S. and U.K. The Fortunes released their follow-up hit, “This Golden Ring,” and Gary Lewis & the Playboys scored an American Top Ten hit with “Green Grass,” both Cook-Greenaway creations. David & Jonathan, Cook and Greenaway’s alter ego, landed their biggest U.K. hit that summer with the Top Ten “Lovers of the World Unite,” and the two subsequently began writing advertising jingles, most notably for Coca-Cola. In late 1967, Gene Pitney scored a Top Five U.K. hit with “Something’s Gotten Hold of My Heart.” In 1970,
LA singer/songwriter Lily Kershaw released a brand new song called "Maybe" last week, which shot to #3 on the iTunes singer/songwriter chart today after being featured in last night's season finale of CBS hit series Criminal Minds. Listen to the song above!
Canadian indie rock band Current Swell stopped by Toronto's New Rock station The Edge to perform "Rollin" and "Keys To The Kingdom" (see above) from their current LP Ulysses (out now). They also performed a cover of Led Zeppelin’s “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do.”
The band also stopped by the Sirius XM studios during their recent jaunt to SXSW 2014 to perform "Keys To The Kingdom" and title track "Ulysses." To watch the latter, click HERE.