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13 April, 2015

Heems Reveal New Video

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HEEMS

WATCH NEW VIDEO FOR ‘SOMETIMES‘ 
WITH HANNIBAL BURESS & ERIC ANDRE

LISTEN TO CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM ON SPOTIFY

The first video for  Heems’  debut solo album  Eat Pray Thug  has arrived and it is just as crazy as the album. Inspired by a late-night infomercial Heems saw while on tour in India, the “Sometimes”  video stars Adult Swim’s Eric Andre, Broad City’s Hannibal Buress, and Heems’ former  Das Racist  bandmate, Ashok “Dapwell” Kondabolu .  Watch now on YouTube.

“‘Sometimes’ uses a narrative revolving around an infomercial to create a commentary on race in not just the U.S. but India as well. As recently as 2010, the skin-lightening cream industry was worth $432 million in India and growing at 18% annually. Following in the footsteps of films like  Kumare, the video also takes on the trope of exotic, spiritual Indian gurus in the West.” – Heems

The video was written and directed by Heems, whose only other director credit is the video for  “Special Effects” by  Meyhem Lauren featuring  Heems and  Action Bronson.

Eat Pray Thug was released March 2015 to a great deal of press coverage and positive reviews from outlets like the New York Times and  NPR. Heems recently joined the rap roster at  The Agency Group and is currently planning a  US tour for July and a  Europe tour (via  Primary Talent) for  Fall 2015.

Praise for Eat Pray Thug:

“ALBUM OF THE WEEK. Heems made something of a masterpiece. The rapping is fierce and focused, deep in the pocket and delivered with swagger and purpose.” — STEREOGUM

“[Eat Pray Thug]. It’s excellent.” — Salman Rushdie

“8 out of 10” – SPIN

“Eat Pray Thug is the most important musical document of post-9/11 New York.” — The Quietus 

“BEST NEW MUSIC…A superb debut album. If you take a deep-dive into Eat Pray Thug (which you absolutely should), you’ll find beneath all that boiling-over anger, a beautiful breakup album.” — NY Magazine

“At times starly political, at others heartbreakingly personal, Eat Pray Thug retains the intense cleverness that has marked Heems work in the past, while completely destroying any false perceptions that Heems was ever a (trigger warning) ‘hipster rapper.'” — VICE

“EPT has the means to be a classic album. It’s filled with Songs that are true hip-hop and rap: hard, clever rhymes, fun, painful, danceable and rage inducing.” — Flavorpill

“I can’t get enough. It’s a new side of Heems I can get used to with ease.” — Under The Gun

“EAT PRAY THUG… a jaw-dropping debut.” Dazed Digital

“Heems goes deep on the surprisingly moving Eat Pray Thug.” – AV Club

“Heems juxtaposes cold-blooded hedonism and scathing social commentary.” — Time Out NY

“Heems is that special kind of musician capable of making a romanti-political rap record.” —Consequence of Sound

 

Sumo Cyco Unveil New Video

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SUMO CYCO UNVEIL VIDEO FOR SINGLE ‘FIGHTER’

‘LOST IN CYCO CITY’ RELEASED VIA RSK ENTERTAINMENT MAY 25th

Canadian four piece SUMO CYCO have unveiled the video for their current single ‘Fighter’.  A completely DIY, self directed and produced video, ‘Fighter’ is work of crazy genius!

Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awfrxaWvFUw

On the video, front-woman Sever said; “We are thrilled to present Fighter, our newest self directed music video. It’s taken us months of blood, sweat and paper mâché to make it happen.”

Sumo Cyco are breathing a hefty dose of fresh-air into the international rock scene. Fusing in-your-face, hard rockin riffs and dance hall rhythms, the eleven tracks on their forthcoming ‘Lost In Cyco City’ are topped by electric vocals dripping with hooks that can not fail to make an impact.

SUMO CYCO’s secret weapon comes in the form of front-woman SEVER, the alter-ego of former teen-pop sensation Skye Sweetnam. Signed by Sony/ATV at the age of 14, Skye had performed in over twenty five countries before her 17th birthday, including 50 shows opening up for Britney Spears on the Onyx Hotel tour.

After two full-length albums, writing with hit makers such as Dr Luke, Max MartinThe Matrix and Tim ArmstrongSweetnam decided to take her career in a different direction. Craving artistic control and rock’n’roll, she initiated her departure from the major label and formed SUMO CYCO.

To date, SUMO CYCO have taken a novel approach to putting out music, having recorded and released 10 singles digitally, accompanied by glorious grindhouse-esque movie themed videos – all produced and directed themselves.

It did not take long for SUMO CYCO to garner the attention of music fans in their homeland, winning “Best Female Fronted” band at Toronto Independent Music Awards in 2012, and Indie Week Canada the following year.

Now they have set their sights on the UK, with three shows this month and their first official UK release in May

Catch them at the following shows:

April 24th    Manchester         Retro Bar
April 25th    Leicester             The Shed
April 26th    London               The Barfly

‘Lost In Cyco City’ is released via RSK Entertainment May 25th 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/sumocyco

 

8 April, 2015

The Wilde Release New Video For Bad Bones

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THE WILDE release ‘Bad Bones’ music video

Touring this week

 

 

Leeds five-piece The Wilde are currently touring the UK and have released a music video for single ‘Bad Bones’ to coincide with the shows. The track is taken from their 2014 debut EP ‘Young Libertine’ and is a song about when two people take each other for granted, always reaching for something more and thinking there’s something better around the corner. As the band say “sometimes people use each other, and sometimes people are happy to be used. The more you get away with something, the more you’ll be inclined to do it.” 

LIVE DATES:

WED 08/04/15 • THE LIBRARY // LEEDS

THU 09/04/15 • KRAAK // MANCHESTER

MON 13/04/15 THE DUCHESS // YORK (Supporting Xcerts) 

CONNECT:

www.facebook.com/thewildeband 

www.twitter.com/thewildeband 

 

The Lounge Kittens Release Sean Paul Medley

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THE LOUNGE KITTENS RELEASE SEAN PAUL MEDLEY

‘JUST THE TIP’ OUT NOW

Hot off their European tour with Steel Panther, who invited them on stage every night to perform ‘Girl From Oklahoma’, THE LOUNGE KITTENS have released their latest video; a seven song medley of the works of Jamaican dancehall/rap superstar Sean Paul.

Armed with no more than a piano and perfect three-part harmonies, the Southampton Sophistikittens rework hits including ‘Temperature’, ‘Get Busy’, ‘Like Glue’, Got 2 Luv Ya’, ‘Hold My Hand’, ‘She Doesn’t Mind’ and ‘Ever Blazing’.

“We had the time of our lives out on the road with Steel Panther, playing some of our fave shows to date and meeting a whole load of new fans.” Says Zan Kitten. “And what’s more, no one got pregnant (although someone did give birth at Wembley apparently)! So as we settle back into being girls-not-on-tour we’re excited to finally officially launch our EP ‘Just The Tip…’ and smack you in the face with our new video. A Sean Paul medley might not be quite what the world was expecting after our heavy metal antics of recent months, but then, we do like to keep you on your toes – and we can guarantee you know the words!!”

Check out the medley here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1p6rzeWIVRc

This week also sees the release of The Lounge Kittens debut EP, ‘Just The Tip’. The full track listing is as follows:

1) Party Hard (Andrew WK cover)
2) Duality (Slipknot cover)
3) SeanAPaul Medley
4) Rollin (Limp Bizkit cover)
5) I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing (Aerosmith cover)
6) Gloryhole (Steel Panther cover)

‘Just The Tip’ is out now via Grweat Records.. Pre-orders are available here:
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/gloryhole/id971733710?i=971733716&uo=4

http://www.theloungekittens.com/#!shop–cart/c9kj

 

1 April, 2015

Du Blonde Unveil New Track With Samuel T Herring (Future Islands)

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LISTEN TO NEW DU BLONDE TRACK ‘MIND IS ON MY MIND’ FEATURING FUTURE ISLANDS’ SAMUEL T HERRING

TAKEN FROM THE NEW ALBUM ‘WELCOME BACK TO MILK’ OUT ON 18 MAY 2015 ON MUTE

JUNE UK TOUR INCLUDES 100 CLUB ON 4 JUNE


Photo by David Chavennes

Du Blonde has unveiled the latest track to be taken from her forthcoming album, Welcome Back To Milk, out on 18 May.

Listen to Mind Is On My Mind, featuring Samuel T Herring (Future Islands) here: http://po.st/DuBlondeMIOMMSC

Du Blonde explains, “I wrote ‘Mind Is On My Mind’ on the back of a motorbike riding down the Pacific Coast Highway in LA and had to remember it all the way from Topanga to Malibu. I was interested at the time in writing songs with no repeating sections, but rather a succession of acts. A couple of months later, Sam and I took a trip out to the desert and came back to LA to make some music. I played him the track and he got in the booth and ad-libbed his lyrics over the instrumentation. He was done in like one or two takes. When I was back in London I’d become obsessed with these Middle Eastern and Greek guitar scales and I added the lead guitar in the outro as a contrast to Sam’s vocals.”

Du Blonde is not a persona or a character, it’s Beth Jeans Houghton ripping it up and starting again. Welcome Back To Milk is the Newcastle-born and sometimes Californian based singer’s second album, but her debut as Du Blonde, and it’s a complete reinvention: new name, new sound, new band, new attitude – and attitude is the key word.

Where 2012’s debut Yours Truly Cellophane Nose threw everything at a song, Welcome Back To Milk strips everything back and is one massive release of pent up aggression, captured perfectly by producer and Bad Seed Jim Sclavunos. Heavy riffs, loud drums and vocal snarls contrast beautifully with poignant balladry and tenderness that fans of Houghton’s previous work will recognise.

DU BLONDE – UK TOUR

3 Jun – BRIGHTON GREEN DOOR STORE – http://po.st/DuBlondeBton
4 Jun – LONDON 100 CLUB – http://po.st/DuBlondeLondon
5 Jun – LEEDS BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB – http://po.st/DuBlondeLeeds
6 Jun – BRISTOL LOUISIANA – http://po.st/DuBlondeBristol
7 Jun – NOTTINGHAM THE BODEGA – http://po.st/DuBlondeNHMan
9 Jun – MANCHESTER DEAF INSTITUTE – http://po.st/DuBlondeNHMan
10 Jun – GLASGOW BROADCAST – http://po.st/DuBlondeGlas
11 Jun – NEWCASTLE THE CLUNY – http://po.st/DuBlondeNC
24 Jul – THIRSK, DEER SHED FESTIVAL – http://po.st/DuBlondeDeerShedFest

Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Welcome Back To Milk is released 18 May on vinyl, CD, download and cassette. Special pre-order packages are available which include signed copies, various different artworks and Beth will even design you a tattoo for you if you want. Full list here:http://po.st/DuBlondeStore

Listen to My Mind Is On My Mind here:

YouTube: http://po.st/DuBlondeMIOMM
Soundcloud: http://po.st/DuBlondeMIOMMSC
Listen to Black Flag here: http://po.st/DuBlondeBlackFlag

Website: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeOnline
Facebook: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeFacebook
Instagram: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeITG
YouTube: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeYT
Twitter: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeTwitter
Soundcloud: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeSC
Tumblr: ‪http://po.st/DuBlondeTB

www.mute.com

 

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