Japan's award winning film and television composer Ryo Utasato is publishing her current musical work with `Dawn Of an Empire`. Dawn Of an Empire is an ancient and epic story told by the vehicle of music. The listener will be trapped in a dark world where warriors fight for the kingdom and a kingdom grows out of the shed blood of those who would try to destroy it. It is also a love story between the king and the leader of his warrior class, the beautiful Andrena, a love that should not be.
Ryo Utasato lets your music blend a variety of emotions and create an atmosphere that is unrivaled.
The album is available on all popular music platforms.
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Raukkamainen ex saa kyytiä Titan uudella Polttomerkki-sinkulla
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Hurmaava laulaja-lauluntekijä Titta julkaisee tänään perjantaina 3.11. uuden singlen Polttomerkki. Menevä pop-kappale kertoo rumasta erosta, jossa kyynelten ja sydänsurujen sijaan annetaan palaa oikein kirjaimellisesti, kun törkeästi käyttäytyneen exän auto päätyy kostossa ilmiliekkeihin.
“Polttomerkki on passiivis-aggressiivinen erolaulu, joka kuvailee erotilanteissa pintaan nousevia inhimillisiä tunteita. Koston himo, viha ja “mikään ei enää hetkauta” -fiilis ovat varmasti tuttuja kaikille jotka ovat joskus joutuneet yllättäen jätetyksi” Titta kuvailee uutta sinkkua. “Mutta vaikka olisit kuinka vihainen, niin litsari on aina väärin. Suutele sitä dorkaa niin jätät itsestäs makeen muiston. Ja sen jälkeen pidät tietysti erobileet!” Titta nauraa.
Polttomerkki-sinkun takaa löytyy tuttuun tapaan kovassa nosteessa oleva tuottaja Niko Lith. Kappaleen sanoituksesta vastaa Titta itse yhdessä muun työryhmän kanssa. Jonkin aikaa julkaisua odottaneen biisin on saattanut kuulla Titan keikoilla jo ennakkoon. Se on ehdottomasti kappale, joka sytyttää yleisön villeimpään tanssiin kerta toisensa jälkeen. “Joka kerta kun Polttomerkki soi jengi on välittömästi liekeissä. Se on niin upeeta nähdä, ja juurikin se syy miksi tätä työtä teen” Titta kertoo. Titan loppuvuoden suunnitelmat keskittyvät uusien biisien hiomiseen keikkailua unohtamatta.
Big news as the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest is taking shape. During a press conference in Lisbon, where the upcoming contest will take place, the list of participating countries was released and the slogan and theme artwork was officially unveiled. Drum roll..!
All aboard! for Eurovision 2018
Portugal as a country has always connected Europe to the rest of the world through the ocean, and 500 years ago Lisbon was the centre of many of the world’s most important sea routes. Today, Lisbon is using the ocean’s connectivity as inspiration with the slogan All Aboard!, inviting you and the international community to come together for this year’s competition.
More about theme and artwork for Lisbon 2018
Lisbon 2018: These countries will participate!
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest will see 42 countries participate:
It is now almost 40 years to the day since the Sex Pistols ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ was released and to mark this significant anniversary USM/UMC are proud to revisit the out-of-print super deluxe edition of the album, which was originally issued in 2012.
Released in limited numbers at the time, this set is widely considered to be the definitive collection. This new, budget priced smaller-sized edition still boasts 3CDs which include the original studio album with 1977 B-sides, a disc of out-takes and one disc of 1977 live material. Additionally there is a DVD featuring 1977 footage of the band playing live from the infamous boat party held on the River Thames, London, the Winter Gardens, Penzance in Cornwall and the Happy House, Stockholm, Sweden.
Bringing it all together is a 48-page hardback book with narrative from music journalist Pat Gilbert plus rare photos from Bob Gruen, Barry Plummer, John Tiberi and Dave Wainwright.
Condensing the very essence of 1977, Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols is the only studio album by the group, released amidst a furore of controversy and outrage, following their being dropped by not one but two record labels, banned from gigging in most parts of the UK and swearing live on TV. From its iconic day-glo cover designed by Jamie Reid in collaboration with the Sex Pistols to its risqué title which led to an infamous court case which the band won, the album encapsulates a moment in time when the Sex Pistols set the world of music on fire.
Annie Lennox will share thoughts, memories and reflections during a one night only event of conversation, musical performance and visual imagery on 4th March at Sadler’s Wells Theatre.
All proceeds from the evening ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation' will be donated to The Circle, the charitable organisation she founded to help create transformative change in the lives of girls and women facing the challenges of disempowerment across the globe.
The evening is supported by Gucci, whose Chime for Change Campaign has been championing Girls' and women's empowerment since its inception in 2013.
Tickets for ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation' at Sadler’s Wells Theatre on Sunday 4th March 2018 will go on sale on at 10am on 10th November 2017. They will be available to purchase online at ticketmaster.co.uk/annielennox or by phoning the Sadler’s Wells Theatre box office on +44 (0) 207 863 8000.
As demand for tickets will be high, The Circle have partnered with Charitystars to launch a sweepstake competition offering the opportunity for one lucky fan and their guest the chance to be flown to London from anywhere in the world, spend some time with Annie during the rehearsal for the show on the Sunday afternoon and then attend the event as a VIP. In addition, as part of the competition there will be a fantastic range of unique rewards, including a red brocade Gucci suit worn by Annie, signed albums and handwritten lyrics for those wishing to enter multiple times. To find out more and to enter go to www.charitystars.com/Annie.
As a truly special event, ‘Annie Lennox - An Evening of Music and Conversation’ offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity not only to see Annie Lennox perform, but also to hear her share fascinating stories from her life and career.
Tickets for ‘Annie Lennox – An Evening of Music and Conversation’ will be available to purchase from 10am on 10th November 2017 online at ticketmaster.co.uk/annielennox or by phoning the Sadler’s Wells Theatre box office on +44 (0) 207 863 8000.
Xtra Mile Recordings has signed Brand New Friend, an exhilarating indie pop brother-and-sister-fronted foursome from Castlerock, Northern Ireland, as announced exclusively by Stuart Baillie on BBC Radio Ulster's Across the Line.
The band – Taylor Johnson, vocals and guitar, Lauren Johnson, vocals and keyboard, Aaron Milligan, bass, and Luke Harris, drums – have been gathering steam since their first Irish tour in January wowing crowds in Dublin, Galway, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry. Since then, they fired up the BBC Introducing Stage at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull; played at all the key Irish summer festivals including Indiependence and Electric Picnic; stole the show at Whelan's 'Ones To Watch' Festival in Dublin, and have sold out headline shows in Belfast. They've gained radio play from the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Phil Taggart and BBC 6 Music by Tom Robinson Show as well as consistent, solid support from BBC Radio Ulster's Across the Line.
Their third single 'Hate It When You Have To Go' was catapulted into the world in September, a two minute thrust of fuzz guitars and po-going keyboard melodies. Watch the video here. This perfectly surmised the same frantic melancholy-dipped rush of previous singles 'I Was An Astronaut' and 'Your Friends Hate Me', as well as the accomplished pure pop sting throughout the five-track American Wives EP highlighted by the thrashing title track and the delightful 'I Love You, Goodbye'.
With hints of Ash and Los Campesinos! but with an even more infectious blend of joy and sad, Brand New Friend only need a few minutes of your time to have you joining in on handclaps and harmonies.
Taylor Johnson said about the signing:
“We’re incredibly excited to have signed to Xtra Mile, a label who right from the off shared our huge ambition and the passion that we’ve poured into everything up until now. More than anything we can’t wait to start working even harder for them! We’re well aware of their great reputation and want to repay them for the faith they’ve shown in us by delivering a brilliant album and getting out on the road. The hard work starts now and we can’t wait!”
Charlie Caplowe, from Xtra Mile Recordings says:
“The first time we heard Brand New Friend we knew we wanted to be involved. It was immediate. They are a great and exciting new young band with huge potential. Instead of pausing for thought and restricting their momentum, passion and enthusiasm, Xtra Mile wants to jump on board and be with them from the beginning onwards. Really excited to be working with them. Onwards into 2018 and a cracking debut album.”
The band will headline the legendary Duke Of York venue in Belfast on 19th January 2018 where the likes of Snow Patrol started their careers.
Tickets will be on sale from 9th November 2017 here:
Grammy Award nominated recording artist and songwriter Remy Ma has found a new home with Columbia Records (RCA in the UK). One of the only female rappers to ever top the Billboard charts, Remy, who is fresh off the global smash hit “All The Way Up” is currently preparing a new album, titled 7 Winters & 6 Summers, which is set for an early 2018 release. The album will be her first full length, solo album post her time spent incarcerated in up-state New York and focuses on her life at large. The album fearlessly tackles multiple subjects including love, marriage, self-care, motherhood, identity and freedom, told from Remy’s point of view.
Says Shawn “Tubby” Holiday, the SVP of A&R, “Columbia Records is lucky to get to partner with Remy on this album. We could not be more proud to be her label home, and help provide a platform for the release of 7 Winters & 6 Summers. It is an incredible album detailing Remy’s story. She has so much to give her fans and this industry. Remy is a true hip hop Icon and we are beyond excited to share her music, and her vision, with the world.”
Remy released “Wake Me Up”, the first offering from 7 Winters & 6 Summers today. A blistering street record featuring Lil Kim, “Wake Me Up” premiered today as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Beats 1 to immediate fan reaction. Stream and purchase “Wake Me Up” here: http://smarturl.it/WMU
A music industry trailblazer, Remy Ma, who is managed by the Vincent Herbert Company, has multiple Grammy Award nominations and is the recipient of two Vibe awards, two Source awards, and one of only three multiple winners of The BET Award for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, which she won in 2005 and 2017 respectively. She is widely – and rightfully - recognized for paving the way for many young women recording artists.
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"We fall hard for the confident strut of Hanne Mjøen, who does Scandi-pop precision with joyful effervescence.” - The Independent
Hanne Mjøen releases her new single 'Future' today. Hailing from Oppdal, Norway, the singer-songwriter has already made an impact on the music scene in her home country, having scored playlist spots for three of her songs on NRK P3 Radio.
Hanne's writing credentials speak for themselves. She was recently behind R3hab’s smash hit ’You Could Be,’ which has clocked up almost 10 million Spotify plays and counting.
She has performed at prestigious festivals such as Vill Vill Vest, Slottsfjell and Findings Festival, and is currently supporting Astrid S on the Norwegian dates of her sold-out world tour.
Hanne says: ”Being invited to join Astrid on tour is a great honour. Astrid is one of the artists who inspires me the most these days, and I’m looking forward to be sharing a stage with her this fall.”
'Future' is available now on all platforms: http://phonofile.link/hannemjoenfuture
Even the Helsinki Vampires celebrate Christmas! To inject some black magic and gothic vibes into the most beautiful season of the year, The 69 Eyes will launch their special music video for 'Christmas In New York City' on November 24th. The video is filmed and directed by Ville Juurikkala, known from his previous work with The 69 Eyes, HIM, Nightwish and Amorphis. Today, the band reveals the cover artwork for the digital single.
”This is about the last thing we haven’t done yet - so it’s our time to release a Christmas song! This is also our tribute to The Ramones and New York which both have been our main influences. This is our 'thank you for a great year' for our fans - the next 69 Eyes album will be on its way soon!” - says The 69 Eyes singer Jyrki 69
The Christmas rock hymn will be available for download and streaming on November 24th via this link:
Get your copy of the band’s latest album (released April 22nd 2016 via Nuclear Blast), ‘Universal Monsters’, here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal-Monsters-69-Eyes/dp/B01BM3R862/nuclblas-21
Or order the digital version here: http://apple.co/2lZkzku
Catch THE 69 EYES at the following live shows:
10.11. Tallinn - CatHouse Concert Hall (EST)
17.11. Vaasa - WS Areena (FIN)
24.11. Turku - M/S Viking Grace (FIN)
27.12. Helsinki – Jäähalli (FIN)
After captivating the nation’s heart as the winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2017, multi-talented pianist, composer and producer, Tokio Myers releases his debut album, ‘Our Generation’, on November 17th on Syco Music.
Tokio Myers became a sensation when more than ten million people tuned in to watch him be crowned as the winner of the 12th series of Britain’s Got Talent. Since then the Londoner with Jamaican heritage has been writing and recording in the studio - fusing an array of musical influences that have shaped him as an artist, ranging from classical and cinematic to hip-hop, dance and 90s’ soul to create a totally unique new sound.
Tokio grew up in a deprived area of North London before being given a coveted piano scholarship at the Royal College of Music. A stint as a studio musician led to recording and touring with some of the biggest names in music including Amy Winehouse, The Police, Kanye West and Mr Hudson. Whilst being a relatively successful session musician, Tokio wanted to take the centre stage and so decided to enter BGT.
Tokio says: “With this album, I’ve really tried to bring classical and contemporary elements together. I’ve been hugely influenced by the 90s’ dance scene and particularly bands like Faithless and Massive Attack. There was a magic to that era that I wanted to capture and bring up to date for our times.”
Featuring a mix of original songs as well as innovative and inventive re-workings, the album is produced by Tokio Myers, Craigie Dodds and Guy Farley. Highlights include original compositions ‘Baltimore’ and ‘To Be Loved’, plus ‘Bloodstream’, a cover of Rudimental and Ed Sheeran’s hit, The Weeknd’s ‘Angel’ as well as ‘Children’ by the late Robert Miles.
Tokio adds: “This is so much more than just me making an album. I want to make music where you are taken on a journey, given this incredible experience – in other words, life!”
Full tracklisting for ‘Our Generation’ below:
7. To Be Loved
8. Children Interlude
11. Our Generation
12. Lotus Flower
13. Pursuit of Happiness
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