Hotly-tipped Swedish artist Mei River releases the video for his single ‘Peter Parker’ via Columbia / Sony Music Germany. Shot in Stockholm and directed by Daniel Björkman, the video features Mei River intertwined with elements of storytelling and colourful surrealism.
Of the video, Daniel Björkman says:
‘To anyone watching I would say there’s nothing here. No more than there is out there. And nothing more to say than has already been said. It’s just a needle in a stack of band-aids, a light that never goes on, a lie you said just for fun. Inside out.’
Frederik Eriksson aka Mei River is a brand-new producer, singer and songwriter, creating music that explores relatable themes of insecurity, curiosity and loneliness packaged in punch, euphoric pop music with components of funk and exotica. ‘Peter Parker’, a track that’s lyrics explore issues with alcohol and substance abuse, is Mei River’s second release to date and follows his debut single ‘Her’, which he released last month via Columbia/ Sony Music Germany. Both singles are off his forthcoming debut EP ‘Tall Trees That Never Fell’.
Alexandra Savior today returns with a new video for single Crying All The Time. Her upcoming album Archer is set to be released on Danger Mouse’s 30th Century Records. Her first new music since 2017’s Belladonna of Sadness. The new single is produced by Sam Cohen (Kevin Morby).
When talking about the track Savior (full name, Alexandra Savior McDermott), who hails from Portland, Oregon, says:-
"I wrote "Crying All The Time" on New Year’s Day 2018, I had moved back home to Portland after a rough relationship. After being dropped from my previous record label I started attending community college and about two weeks in 30th Century reached out and offered for me to go to NYC and have a new record produced by Sam Cohen. We spent about 3 weeks recording in his studio in Dumbo, Brooklyn, it felt very natural to work with Sam because he is an incredibly kind man, and incredibly talented musician and producer."
The Oregon native first gained industry attention in 2012 when she posted a cover of Angus Stone’s “Big Jet Plane” on YouTube. The playful, haunting performance landed her a legion of influential fans—she ended up songwriting with Linda Perry, who compared her to Fiona Apple—and put her on the road toward releasing her debut album, 2017’s Belladonna of Sadness, which was written in tandem with the Arctic Monkey’s Alex Turner and produced by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford. Pitchfork praised the album, saying, “Savior has a penchant for clever wordplay and a voice that can hypnotize, terrorize, or both,” and The Guardian swooned for Savior’s “preternatural self-possession” and “crystalline, intimate voice.”
Fast rising pop prodigy Jamie Hannah has been busy working with Boy George on several songs and today releases his new single ‘House of Truth’. The duet with George received a premiere by PEOPLE magazine yesterday, who hailed it a “summer smash”.
‘House of Truth’ is a truly unique and infectious song; beginning with a soulful refrain and driving beat. Jamie and George take turns with the early verses which in turn build to a gospel infused crescendo. The full breadth and range of Jamie’s 4-octave spanning vocals are showcased as the duo are joined by a joyous gospel choir. “I am very lucky to have Boy George as a mentor. The whole process of making and recording the song and video with such an icon has been very surreal” says Hannah. Equal adoration beams from Boy George as he exclaims “Jamie is a Natural!”
Jamie Hannah is a 22 year old British singer-songwriter with an extraordinary voice. His incredible vocal capabilities were honed at the Royal College of Music, where he trained in opera. Fusing this training with a variety of genres results in pop music with true passion, unlike anything else you’re likely to hear right now. His huge range and soaring falsetto makes ‘House of Truth’ one of the most affirming hits of the summer.
‘House of Truth’ follows this year’s earlier release ‘Sound of My Youth’, which was produced by notorious producer Benny D (Stormzy, Kylie Minogue). Since its release, Jamie has been gathering support from media the world over, as well as from some big celebrity stars including Oscar winner Dame Emma Thomson and Entertainment Presenter India Willoughby. Whilst supporting the track, Jamie has also been performing live throughout the country, most recently supporting Heather Small on the Voice of the M People Tour.
Global superstar Sam Smith has released his new single “How Do You Sleep?” alongside accompanying video – out now via Capitol Records.
Teaming up with world renowned songwriter/producer Max Martin as well as Savan Kotecha and ILYA, Sam Smith delivers another slice of pop perfection. “How Do You Sleep?” sees Sam’s signature vocals soar above the dreamlike production from ILYA (for MXM Productions) before the song explodes into the dance fuelled chorus. The stunning video which was also released today is directed by Grant Singer and choreographed by Parris Goebel.
Speaking about the new single, Sam Smith explains “This year, both personally and musically, I feel so free. More than ever I have had so much fun making this record and this video. Time to dance darlings x”
This latest release follows on from recent single “Dancing with a Stranger”, a joint release by Sam Smith and Normani which saw the pair amass over 6M copies with over 1BN streams, become the #1 airplay in the US & UK and achieve platinum status in 15 countries. Last summer also saw Smith release his global hit with Calvin Harris “Promises” which the pair performed at the BRIT Awards earlier this year. This week also saw Sam Smith reach 10 million YouTube subscribers – one of only 8 UK artists to achieve this accolade.
During his career Sam has sold over 22 million albums worldwide and notched up seven UK No. 1 records to date including ‘Writing’s On The Wall’ – the first Bond theme to reach the position, gaining him a Guinness World Record. In addition, he has also received four Grammy Awards, three BRITs and an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for Best Original Song (Writing’s On The Wall).
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Robbie Williams has released a trailer video to give fans a glimpse of what to expect from his first ever Las Vegas residency next year. Watch the video here.
The global music superstar will perform a run of spectacular must-see shows in March and June 2019 at Wynn Las Vegas on the city’s famous strip. Fresh from his 2017/2018 world stadium tour, the UK’s best-selling solo artist will perform his biggest hits, some swing songs and a few special surprises in the shows.
After the March dates sold out in just a couple of hours once they went on general sale last week, Robbie yesterday announced six more shows to take place in June 2019 due to overwhelming demand.
The full ‘Robbie Williams Live in Las Vegas’ dates are:
Wednesday 6th March 2019 SOLD OUT
Friday 8th March 2019 SOLD OUT
Saturday 9th March 2019 SOLD OUT
Wednesday 13th March 2019 SOLD OUT
Friday 15th March 2019 SOLD OUT
Saturday 16th March 2019 SOLD OUT
Wednesday 19th June 2019
Friday 21st June 2019
Saturday 22nd June 2019
Wednesday 26th June 2019
Friday 28th June 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019
Tickets for all June 2019 shows go on general sale on Tuesday 20th November at 15.00 GMT/07.00 PT, with prices starting at $59.50 and official VIP packages available from robbiewilliams.com/tickets.
The Las Vegas residency follows another successful year for record-breaking 18-time BRIT Award winner Robbie. This summer he performed at the opening ceremony of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow and on Saturday he played his final show of ‘The Heavy Entertainment Show Tour’ playing to 85,000 adoring fans in Mexico City – he has played to more than 1.4 million people on this sell-out tour.
Robbie has just landed back in the UK to return to our screens this weekend as a judge on this year’s The X Factor alongside wife Ayda Williams. This week he’ll be working hard to help his last remaining act, Acacia & Aaliyah, get to the final.
For further information on artist pre-sale and general on-sale, and official VIP, please visit robbiewilliams.com/tickets. For travel and VIP packages for Las Vegas please visit eventtravel.com or call +44 (0) 1223 506560.
Ellie Goulding announces 'Streets Of London' charity concert at the Wembley SSE Arena on 20th December
Ellie Goulding has announced her annual charity concert to raise money for London homeless charity “Streets of London”. This year Goulding, who is an ambassador for the charity, will be joined by the likes of Dua Lipa, Bastille, Sigrid, Mabel, Grace Carter, Jax Jones, Dermot Kennedy and many more on stage at Wembley SSE Arena on 20th December. Pre-order tickets here: https://ellie.lnk.to/SOL
Since 2014, Global UN Ambassador Ellie Goulding's annual Christmas gig for Streets of London has raised more than £300,000, which has helped the charity to fund dozens of projects that are helping homeless people turn their lives around.
Speaking about the concert and her work with Streets of London, Ellie Goulding explains:-
“Every year the event we’ve done for Streets of London has been absolutely magical and moving, I know this year will be the greatest yet.”
Homelessness is a major problem in London today. On any given night in London, there are likely to be more than 1,000 people sleeping out on the streets (nearly treble the number there were in 2010) many more are in hostels or temporary accommodation and don't have a home to call their own. This can be incredibly damaging, and the average life expectancy of a homeless rough sleeper is just 47 years old.
Streets of London are currently funding twelve projects providing specialist support to get people off the streets and make a fresh start. Projects include a winter night shelter for vulnerable rough sleepers, a rehab hostel for people recovering from addictions, also several employment support projects, which help homeless people to look for jobs and then find and keep work.
People end up homeless for many different reasons and many need specialist help to get back on their feet and find a secure home. Those who have been homeless can require a lot of different types of support beyond help with securing housing, such as with mental health and addiction issues, understanding their rights, and with building their employability, skills and self-confidence.
With the right support, people who are homeless can turn their lives around. There are lots of great charities throughout London that work hard to provide these services; many of them are small and not very well-known and funding can be hard to secure.
The UK is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and London one of the wealthiest cities - no one should be spending night after night sleeping on the street. By working together we can make a real difference and help support those who are struggling to get off the streets for good.
The involvement of Ellie, and the many stars who have generously supported Streets of London by giving their time and talents, also helps raise awareness about homelessness, particularly among young people, engaging them in the issue and the need to work for change.
For more information on Streets Of London: http://www.streetsoflondon.org.uk/
Mariah Carey is the best‐selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and 18 Billboard Hot 100 #1 singles (17 self‐penned), more than any solo artist in history. Mariah is a singer/songwriter/producer recognized with multiple Grammy Awards, 21 American Music Awards, Billboard's "Artist of the Decade" Award, the World Music Award for "World's Best‐Selling Female Artist of the Millennium," and BMI's "Icon Award" for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few – with her distinct five‐octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Mariah is truly the template of the modern pop performance. Mariah's ongoing impact has transcended the music industry to leave an indelible imprint upon the world at large.
She made her entry into the world of independent film with her landmark performance in "WiseGirls" starring alongside Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Melora Walters. In 2009, Mariah was recognized with the Breakthrough Performance Award at the Palm Spring International Film Festival for her critically acclaimed role in Lee Daniels' "Precious." Mariah went on to appear in Daniels' stellar ensemble piece "The Butler" (2013). A Congressional Award recipient, Mariah has generously donated her time and energy to a range of philanthropic causes near to her heart including Save the Music, the Make‐A‐Wish Foundation, World Hunger Relief, and the Elton John AIDS Foundation, among many others. A tremendous supporter of children' charities, both domestic and international, Mariah founded Camp Mariah in partnership with the Fresh Air Fund, a retreat for inner city children to explore career development.
Groundbreaking Norwegian pop star Sigrid releases the highly-anticipated new single Sucker Punch, following her critically acclaimed RAW EP and incredible festival performances at Reading & Leeds and Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend. Highlighting the breadth of Sigrid’s maturing talent and aptitude for song writing, Sucker Punch cements the 22-year-old’s rise to pop prominence. Sigrid also drops an augmented reality lyric video using new technology, which has a ‘smartphone’ aesthetic mirroring the masses of social content that populates our life every day, with the augmented reality twist.
“Sucker Punch is one of my favourite songs so far and I’ve been so excited for release day! Emily Warren, Martin Sjølie and I made it when we were in Ocean Sound Recordings in my home town a while ago. The song is just a result of our usual way of working: talking, cooking, strolling, singing, dancing, experimenting...! Ugh it was so fun - just like the track itself.” Says Sigrid
LISTEN TO ‘SUCKER PUNCH’ HERE: https://Sigrid.lnk.to/SuckerPunchPR
WATCH AUGMENTED REALITY LYRIC VIDEO: https://sigrid.lnk.to/SuckerPunch_LyricPR
With the colossal A-List record ‘High Five’, the certified-Gold Strangers, and zeitgeist defining Don’t Kill My Vibe – which catapulted Sigrid into the public consciousness last year – the pop star will play her biggest headline to date on 12 November, as she takes on O2 Brixton Academy. Sigrid will also support George Ezra in March on his arena tour, as well as Maroon 5 in June.
From winning the BBC Sound of 2018, to moving Helen Mirren on the Graham Norton Show and storming the stage at her Shepherds Bush Empire headline, Sigrid’s unforgettably impassioned live performances have sparked mass appreciation and defiant, rebellious pop songs. With her Spotify following tripling since the start of the year, and streaming numbers reaching almost 400M globally, Sigrid is undoubtedly set to continue her ascent with non-conformist and progressive attitudes to femininity with ‘Sucker Punch’.
04 November 2018 Birmingham O2 Birmingham Academy
05 November 2018 Dublin Olympia
07 November 2018 Glasgow O2 Glasgow Academy
09 November 2018 Manchester Manchester Albert Hall
02 November 2018 London O2 Brixton Academy
15 November 2018 Paris Gaite Lyrique
19 November 2018 Amsterdam Melkweg
20 November 2018 Brussels La Madeleine
George Ezra Support
07 March 2019 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
08 March 2019 Leeds First Direct Arena
09 March 2019 Liverpool Echo Arena
11 March 2019 Brighton Brighton Centre
12 March 2019 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
13 March 2019 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
15 March 2019 Glasgow SSE Hydro
16 March 2019 Manchester Manchester Arena
17 March 2019 Birmingham Genting Arena
19 March 2019 London O2
20 March 2019 London O2
22 March 2019 Sheffield FlyDSA Arena
23 March 2019 Manchester Manchester Arena
Sigrid - Maroon 5 Support
01 June 2019 Aalborg Molleparken
03 June 2019 Cologne Lanxess Arena
05 June 2019 Prague O2 Arena
06 June 2019 Krakow Tauron Arena
10 June 2019 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
11 June 2019 Paris Accors Hotel Arena
Sucker Punch is out now on Island Records.
Swedish rising pop artist AmwinN has released her new single ‘DeLorean’, out now via Universal Music Sweden. She is outspoken on the track - lamenting on the men of today, wishing she could go back in time to visit her ideal men of the past.
Of the track, Amwin says:
“Making this song, we kind of just wanted to play around with how much I dislike the dudes in this day and age. I often go back in time and think ‘shit, if only I could get on Leonardo Dicaprio circa Romeo and Juliet or Kurt Cobain around when 'Nevermind' came out”. These Instagram models and YouTube dudes nowadays do absolutely nothing for me. Just makes me wish I had a time machine so I could head back and get what I really want.”
Listen to the track here here: https://AMWIN.lnk.to/DeLorean
“Wish I had a machine to go back in time,
’Cos future boys are lames, can’t get nothing right
I’d take that b*tch way back, back to ’99
And f*ck Leo DiCaprio in his prime…
DeLorean” - Lyrics from ‘DeLorean’
Amwin - real name Amanda Winberg - has been making her mark on the international music scene recently, with her previous big single ‘Uber’ which earned her over 1 million online streams alone.
Critically too, Amwin has already attracted the attention of tastemaker press, with Clash commenting that she “inhabits a world daubed in vivid colour, with those fluro tones used to craft a deeply personal spell”, and PopDust noting that “her lyrics are an authentic portrayal of the (often unsaid) thoughts that bounce around our heads”. The Interns remarked that she is “another Swedish newcomer that you need to be paying attention to”.
New York-based singer/songwriter/producer Amber Mark has returned with infectious new single ‘Put You On’ featuring Virginia native rapper/singer DRAM via PMR/Virgin Records. The brand-new single from one of 2018’s hottest talents oozes East Coast sensibilities and summer vibes, all the while displaying Amber’s trademark husky vocal tones and sublime pop melodies. ‘Put Me On Feat. DRAM’ is available to stream and purchase on DSPs from HERE.
Discussing how the track came together, Amber reveals:-
“The idea of the song came from wanting to talk about a woman who made it out of the hood in NY and into the top of success. Cardi B was really blowing up at the time and I thought a similar story to hers would be such a vibe for the production. The beat sounded so much like summer in NY and I figured it would be dope to lyrically make a subtle NY anthem.”
‘Put You On Feat. DRAM’ is the follow up to Amber’s critically acclaimed ‘Conexão’ EP, released back in May, which found Amber weaving her extensive knowledge of international styles into a gorgeous musical tapestry embracing everything from slinky soul to Brazilian bossa nova. Upon release NME professed, “honest, eloquent and impossibly talented, Amber Mark is a breath of fresh air” while Pitchfork praised the EP as a “remarkably accomplished. Even at just four songs, Amber Mark sounds like a veteran of pop songcraft and performance”. Nowhere is this more evident than on the EP’s imperious lead single ‘Love Me Right’, a flawless indicator of Amber’s skills as both a songwriter and a producer, or on the Sade-approved cut ‘Love Is Stronger Than Pride’.
Having blown crowds away in the spring at her sold out headline show at Camden Assembly in support of her ‘Conexão’ EP, Amber will return to these shores for a run of dates in support of Leon Bridges in the autumn when she joins him on his European tour. Full details of these shows can be found below with tickets available from here: https://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/leon-bridges/
Amber Mark’s UK + EU Autumn Tour Dates:
23rd October – Munich Neue Theaterfabrik (Germany)
24th October – Cologne Live Music Hall (Germany)
25th October – Hamburg Docks (Germany)
27th October – Oslo Rockefeller (Norway)
28th October – Stockholm Cirkus (Sweden)
29th October – Copenhagen VEGA (Denmark)
30th October – Aarhus Train (Denmark)
1st November – Amsterdam AFAS Live (Netherlands)
2nd November – Brussels Ancienne Belgique (Belgium)
3rd November – Paris Le Trianon (France)
5th November – Bristol O2 Academy
7th November – Dublin Olympia Theatre
8th November – Dublin Olympia Theatre
9th November – Glasgow O2 Academy
11th November – Birmingham O2 Institute
12th November – Nottingham Rock City
14th November – Manchester Academy
15th November – Leeds O2 Academy
17th November – London Brixton Academy
18th November – London Brixton Academy
*All dates supporting Leon Bridges*
Click HERE to stream/purchase ‘Put You On Feat. DRAM’
Click HERE to stream/purchase Amber’s ‘Conexão’ EP
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