- Stornoway ‘Beachcomber’s Windowsill’ [4AD]
- National ‘High Violet’ [4AD]
- Dizzee Rascal ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’ [Dirtee Stank] PLATINUM STATUS
- Villagers ‘Becoming A Jackal’ [Domino Recordings]
- Vampire Weekend ‘Contra’ [XL Recordings] GOLD STATUS
- Tracey Thorn ‘Love And Its Opposite’ [Strange Feeling]
- Temper Trap ‘Conditions’ [Infectious Music] GOLD STATUS
- XX ‘XX’ [Young Turks] GOLD STATUS
- Vampire Weekend ’Vampire Weekend’ [XL Recordings] PLATINUM STATUS
- Karen Elson ‘The Ghost Who Walks’ [XL Recordings]
The new deluxe 2CD version of Brits award winner Dizzee Rascal’s platinum selling album ‘Tongue N’ Cheek’ includes a second disc of ten songs plus the original album.
The second disc includes the smash new single ‘Dirtee Disco’ plus the Brits hit sensation ‘You Got The Dirtee Love’ featuring Florence and the Machine which are both available on CD for the first time.
As well as these two new bonafide hits the album features four other brand new productions in ‘Doin’ It Big’, ‘Nuffin Long’, ‘Marks Out Of 10’ and ‘Heavy’ produced with Chase & Status.
Dizzee Rascal nailed his fourth number one single as new release ‘Dirtee Disco’ leapt straight to the top of the Official Singles Chart, the Official Charts Company confirmed, following his previous number one singles, ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ‘Bonkers’ and ‘Holiday’, all taken from the rapper / producer’s fourth album the platinum selling, ‘Tongue ‘N’ Cheek’ which was released last year peaking at number three.
Dizzee, named Best Male at this year’s Brit Awards, is the first male solo artist ever to have had four number one singles off the same album. He has now sold over two million singles in the UK alone.
Dizzee’s previous albums are the Mercury Award winning ‘Boy In Da Corner’ (number twenty three, 2003), ‘Showtime’ (number eight, 2004) and ‘Maths and English’ (number seven, 2007).
As if that wasn’t enough there are also two songs included from his landmark performance at 2009’s Electric Proms with the English Heritage Orchestra in ‘Fix Up Look Sharp’ and ‘Brand New Day’. And to top everything off two remixes – Doorly’s mix of ‘Bonkers’ and Laidback Luke’s club smash remix.
All this and the original album which already includes the huge No 1 hit singles ‘Bonkers’, ‘Dance Wiv Me’, ‘Holiday’ and ‘Dirtee Cash’.
‘Dirtee Disco’ is massive at radio and currently playlisted with high rotation on BBC Radio 1, Galaxy, Capital, Choice and 1Xtra and look’s set to follow his 3 previous No1’s straight to the top of the airplay then singles charts.
‘Take Off That Dress’ is the first single from Micah P. Hinson’s forthcoming album ‘Micah P. Hinson & The Pioneer Saboteurs’ on Full Time Hobby
You can catch Micah P Hinson performing live on the following dates,
2 Union Chapel London
3 Ruby Lounge Manchester
4 Stereo Glasgow
Press pieces on Micah P Hinson:
‘Harper Simon’ is the long awaited self-titled debut album from Paul Simon’s son Harper. Taking psychedelic country and rock music of the late 1960’s and 70’s as inspiration the ten-track album features a whole host of legendary production and musical talent. Recorded in Nashville (with Bob Johnston on production duties), Los Angeles and New York, guest musicians include Sean Lennon and Paul Simon himself, with cover art contributed by Tracey Emin.
The first Harper Simon video,directed by Joshua Leonard, is for his single ‘Wishes and Stars’ taken from his self-titled debut album.
‘Wishes And Stars’ showcases Harpers inherent ability to pen beautiful lyrics and straightforward Americana tune.
You can catch Harper Simon performing across the UK on the following dates:
23 Grand Canal Theatre (supporting Marianne Faithfull) Dublin
18 Apollo Victoria (with Tori Amos) London
24 Port Elliot Festival
1 Cambridge Folk Festival Cambridge
6 Belladrum Festival Inverness Scotland
8 Arts Centre Pocklington (Part of Pocklington 10th Anniversary music festival)
14 Summer Sundae Leicester
“these are 10 cleverly written, elegantly played and beautifully sung pieces of pop craftsmanship” Uncut 4* ‘Debut Album of the Month’
“adopting the various styles of American folk-rock cheerfully and unselfconsciously… it’s a treat” The Guardian 4*
“intriguing debut” Mojo
“sweet sounding, impossible-to-dislike” Q
“it could be Elliott Smith’s younger brother” The Sunday Independent
“the singer’s airy vocals keep the record afloat, bringing to mind the delicate best of Mercury Rev’s Jonathan Donahue or Neil Young’s lighter moments.” Drowned In Sound
The buzz surrounding Kano’s new track is immense and “getting wilder” everyday, following the tracks premiere on Tim Westwood’s BBC 1Xtra show on May 21st, and the first ever live performance of the track that night (clips from both are featured in the video below).
Recorded across 3 different capital cities – London, Berlin and Kingston – and mixed in New York, ‘Get Wild’ sees Kano joined by Jamaican dancehall star Aidonia and maverick talent Wiley. Ripping it up back to back, the trio concoct a head-spinning whirlwind of rapid-fire lyrics. Berlin-based producer Boyz Noise, whose other recent credits include production for the new Kelis LP, crafts ‘Get Wild’s’ compelling and boisterously banging beat
Kano’s album ‘Method To The Maadness’ is released on Bigger Picture Music later this year
Directed by Rize Of The Robotz.
New video from Sway ft Donae’o and directed by Antoine Dixon-Bellot
Rolo Tomassi’s Diplo-produced sophomore album ‘Cosmology’, is being critically acclaimed as a step up from their debut album ‘Hysterics’.
With radio and press support from Huw Stephens, Zane Lowe, XFM X-posure, Drowned in Sound, NME, Kerrang, The Quietus, BBC Music and much more, the band are in the middle of an expansive UK tour, taking in Manchester, Glasgow, Nottingham, Brighton, Bournemouth, Birmingham, Sheffield, Bristol, supporting Biffy Clyro on various dates.
Check out the video for ‘Party Wounds’ below, directed by Charlotte Knight
Press pieces on Rolo Tomassi
- National ‘High Violet’ [4AD]
- Tracey Thorn ‘Love And Its Opposite’ [Strange Feeling]
- Dizzee Rascal ‘Tongue N’Cheek’ [Dirtee Stank] Platinum Status
- XX ‘XX’ [Young Turks] Gold Status
- Temper Trap ‘Conditions’ [Infectious Music] Gold Status
- Jamie Lidell ‘Compass’ [Warp]
- Vampire Weekend ‘Contra’ [XL Recordings] Gold Status
- Flight Of The Conchords ‘I Told You I Was Freaky’ [Sub Pop]
- Charlatans ‘Some Friendly’ [Beggars Banquet] Gold Status
- Flying Lotus ‘Cosmogramma’ [Warp]
‘Becoming A Jackal’ is the debut album from one of the most exciting singer-songwriters to emerge this decade.
Villagers is the brainchild of Conor J. O’Brien, and on ‘Becoming A Jackal’ he introduces us to Villagers’ vivid narratives, gripping poetry and melodic depth.
Conor J. O’Brien’s clear and distinctive voice weaves a remarkable spell, delivering an album of rare, alarming beauty. From restrained to unleashed, from a whisper to a literal howl, the album mutates, intrigues and beguiles in equal measure.
Following a mesmerising performance on ‘Later’ when Conor blew the other more seasoned performers off the stage with quietly intense and powerful renditions of ‘Becoming A Jackal’ and ‘The Meaning Of The Ritual’, he supported Neil Young, Tracy Chapman, Cass McCombs and Wild Beasts, before heading out on a series of UK dates in April and May 2010.
Villagers will be supporting Field Music at Meltdown and Noah & The Whale at Somerset House and will also be appearing at festivals like the Great Escape, Dot To Dot, Glastonbury, Oxegen and Latitude, amongst others.
Villagers full band performing on The View, think The Late Review, but Irish. RTE Player
Latitude Festival is in it’s fifth year, following the theme of 5’s here’s 5 interview questions from Villagers, who play The Word Arena
1. When you think of Latitude what 5 words spring to mind? ‘Regular’,'stardust’, ‘homogeneity’, ‘sorted’, ‘nebulous’.
2. If you could only see one performance at this year’s festival what would it be? The Unthanks!!!
3. What 5 items will you be bringing to Latitude? I shall be bringing one small guitar, a packet of strings, pliers, underpants, and a new pair of cheap sunglasses.
4. Do you have anything special planed for your performance at Latitude? Yes. And it will be outrageous. It is secret and it is special.
5. Latitude is 5 years old, how did you celebrate your fifth birthday? On my fifth birthday I dreamt I could fly. Everything since that day has been a let-down.
Press pieces on Villagers
On Monday May 24, Metric release of the deluxe version of their ‘Fantasies’ album in the UK, which includes a bonus disc featuring exclusive acoustic tracks, remixes, new covers + a photographic poster designed by the band.
To celebrate, they are coming to play in London with a show at Koko on Sunday May 23 and another at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on May 24
The band will also be performing on BBC’s ‘Later with Jools Holland’ alongside Vampire Weekend, MGMT, Corrine Bailey Ray, Crystal Castles and Tom Jones. Tune in on Tuesday May 25 & Friday May 27 to catch the show!