The dates are:
1 – York, The Fibber
2 – Runcorn, The Brindley
3 – Bristol, Beirkeller
6 – Eastney, The Cellars
7 – Tunbridge Wells, The Forum
14 – Cheltenham, Sound Music Venue
15 – Birmingham, The Institute
16 – Southampton, The Joiners
17 – London, Borderline
24 – Manchester, Sound Control
25 – Glasgow, Broadcast
26 – Inverness, Ironworks
27 – Aberdeen, The Tunnels
The Midlands band were most recently seen impressing audiences supporting super group McBusted on their phenomenally successful arena tour, playing to over 380,000 fans across 32 UK dates.
‘The McBusted tour was a fantastic break for us – being able to play some of the UK’s biggest and most prestigious venues on our first tour was unreal. Their fans were really supportive and the band offered us some great advice.’ lead singer Tom Harris, 17, explained. ‘Their production was insane; it gave us a glimpse into the big league and where we want to be in the future. We’re looking forward to heading out on our own tour now! By November we’ll have loads of new material, plus all the songs we played on the McBusted tour, so will be putting on a much bigger show.’
In addition to the November tour, the band has announced an exclusive money-can’t-buy competition to run across the summer months. The ‘BBQ tour’ will see the band play private acoustic shows for dedicated fans across July and August, with all details available on their Facebook page and website.
Nell Bryden’s new single becomes her 12th consecutive Radio 2 playlisted single
New video revealed
Wayfarer is the new single from Nell Bryden and the title track from the new album, released 28th July. A semi autobiographical video, it shows Nell travelling (a Wayfarer) through the two cities that feature in her life - New York andLondon - using her Wayfarer sunglasses as the way into her world.
*Added straight onto the BBC Radio 2 playlist, making it her 12th consecutive single on make playlist*
Nell Bryden is gearing up to release ‘Wayfarer’ on the 4th August, the new single from her forthcoming album of the same title. Having already received 12 consecutive play listed tracks on Radio 2, Nell is hoping for as much success with this single as she has garnered in the past.
Album release – July 28th 2014 / single release August 4th 2014
Released via 157 Records NYC/Absolute/Universal
‘This album is a breakthrough for me, a total departure. It’s so uptempo, and my life is uptempo right now. I feel very, very happy.’
Wayfarer kicks off with a euphoric punch, a motoring, light-hearted look at Nell’s travelling past. It’s the tale of a footloose nomad who’s finally home to roost, but has seen so much, and now it all makes sense.
In Wayfarer (the album), something new and pretty wonderful is about to appear from Nell Bryden. Do you know about Nell? Born in Brooklyn, she grew up in an artists’ loft on Atlantic Avenue. Her parents split when she was five, and she spent the next few years with her dad, painter and sculptor Lewis Bryden, later moving to live with her mom, professor and classical soprano Jane. Classically trained (she studied cello for ten years), Nell was set to be an opera singer – until she heard Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. She finished her English degree at Wellesley while playing regular evening gigs at Boston’s many and varied folk and rock clubs.
Since then, she’s been unstoppable, despite being right in the way of nature’s vicissitudes. Nell was living in Greenwich Villagewhen 9/11 happened, and found her only relief from the fall-out was to write and tour an album that touched on it. She was working on a follow-up in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit, leaving her with a handful of half-finished tracks; completion came when she sold a Milton Avery painting her dad gave her as a baby to finish and release that album, 2009’s jazz- and blues-inflected What Does It Take?, to critical acclaim.
Influenced by the likes of Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris, 2010’s Shake The Tree was recorded in west London. The album spawned two startling singles, one of which, Sirens, a poignant and soaring tribute to New York, examined the experiences that still haunted her in 9/11’s aftermath. More recently, Cher recorded her own version of Sirens on her album Closer to the Truth.
Acclaim and a series of starry support slots has seen Nell tour now with everyone from Counting Crows, KT Tunstall and Jools Holland to Duane Eddy, Chris Rea, the Gipsy Kings and Gary Barlow. There were righteous performances at a string of festivals, including Hyde Park, Cornbury, V Festival and Bluesfest.
The Wayfaring troubadour…
And now? After surviving a disrupted childhood, several natural disasters and the stress of making it on her own, things are more than good for Nell. She’s even met the right man, and is about to marry. It all shows in Wayfarer, an album produced by Dario Darnell and Lorne Ashley Brigham Bowes (AKA Bicker Bros) and with the exuberant, sensual percussive energy of Fleetwood Mac or Cali girl-rockers Haim. Tracks blend subtle electronic beats with live instruments and Nell’s trademark Gibson guitar; her dark-brown voice is stronger and more eloquent than ever.
The album is seductively dancey. Nell: ‘There’s a different sense emotionally to where I’ve been in the past. Before, there was a lot of heartbreak, cry in your beer stuff that needed pedal steel all over the place.’ Big grin. ‘I don’t feel like that now.’
There are songs, too, there have to be, about sadness and despair; then there are songs about Westbourne Park, where Nell lives with her guy, about Mardi Gras, and about the bluebird of happiness and love which, if you’re lucky, will stretch its wings in your heart. You even get a second CD, a stripped-back acoustic version of all these tracks that feels like Nell’s sitting right beside you.
Light and dark, sanctuary and loss, triumph, celebration and beauty. Don’t let this one get away.
Nell will be performing numerous gigs over the summer and will begin her headline tour in September.
|19-Jul||Milton Keynes International Festival|
|19-Sep||Leamington Spa||The Zephyr Lounge|
|26-Sep||Bristol||Colston Hall 2|
|01-Oct||Wolverhampton||The Robin 2|
|04-Oct||Market Harborough||Harborough Theatre|
|08-Oct||Liverpool||East Village Arts Club|
|09-Oct||Manchester||The Deaf Institute|
|14-Oct||Newcastle||The Cluny 2|
|31-Oct||London||Royal Albert Hall / Bluesfest Festival|
|01-Nov||Newbury||Arlington Arts Centre
Happyness announce new single Anything I Do Is All Right (Sept 1st) | Plot October headline tour |
London headline at Elektrowerkz on 14th Oct
“There is absolutely no reason not to fall in love with this debut album, and if you come up with one, you’re wrong.” –The Sunday Times Culture
Hot on the heels of the release of their acclaimed debut album ‘Weird Little Birthday’, South London slacker trio Happyness are plotting a course across the country in October. Having spent May on the road with Ezra Furman, appeared at Liverpool Sound City and Live At Leeds, and performing at Bestival, Secret Garden Party and Green Man among other summer Festivals, the band are set for what is sure to be their busiest tour yet.
Taking in a show at London’s Elektrowerkz on October 14th, the band will be translating their trademark brand of bracing, but literate, fuzzy alt rock to live audiences in the UK, before taking their first steps in the USA at this year’s CMJ. October headline dates are as follows:
8 The Rocking Chair, Sheffield – 18+ show [buy tickets]
10 The Parish, Huddersfield – 18+ show [buy tickets]
11 Twisterella Festival, Middlesbrough – 18+ show [buy tickets]
12 The Fulford Arms, York – 16+ show [buy tickets]
14 Electrowerkz, London – 16+ show [buy tickets]
15 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham – 18+ show [buy tickets]
16 The Old Bookshop, Bristol – 14+ show [buy tickets]
17 The Cookie, Leicester – 14+ show [buy tickets]
New music also comes very soon from the Happyness stable, in the shape of new single Anything I Do Is All Right. An album highlight for many, it’s one of the record’s brisker cuts, highlighting the band at their winsomely noisy best. Stream it here: https://soundcloud.com/happyness-4/anything-i-do-is-all-right/s-qfcli
The band comment: “One night in Bermondsey, we wanted to make a louder one. It’s kind of about getting your personality off the internet or the television or pornography or whatever you’re hooked on. We’re going on tour again, it will be nice to get as close as possible to as many people as possible.”
The debut album Weird Little Birthday is out now on Weird Smiling [buy album]
For more information on Happyness please visit:
Press for debut album ‘Weird Little Birthday’:
“There is absolutely no reason not to fall in love with this debut album, and if you come up with one, you’re wrong.”
“it feels only a matter of time till this South London trio explode”
“Happyness switch effortlessly between fuzzy pop and downcast, desolate, ballads… thrilling and charming”
The Guardian ****
“A special band”
“Weird Little Birthday oozes a woozy optimism that borders on the euphoric”
Loud & Quiet
“it’s difficult not to warm to any record that quotes Prefab Sprout’s Cars And Girls in one breath and uses the word ‘phlebotomist’ in the next”
“Affectionate homage to the post-Grunge era”
“One of the finest new bands on the face of this Earth”
“They’ve got big ideas and big talent… Happyness could be ruling many a roost.”
The Line of Best Fit
“Giddy yet brainy college rock”
“Out of the haze, few really stand out but – given what we’ve heard thus far – Happyness might just be able to do that.”
“Audacious and unforgettable… a must have” Disorder
“Characterful dulcet tunes we want to hear from a guitar band right now”
“feel-good college rock bursting with youthful naivety”
UK HEADLINE TOUR ANNOUNCED FOR NOVEMBER 2014
SEETHER REVEAL NEW TRACK, ‘SUFFER IT ALL’ – AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD WITH ISOLATE AND MEDICATE PRE-ORDER
Listen Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU5vw–o8jE
LYRIC VIDEO FOR ‘WORDS AS WEAPONS’ RELEASED
Watch Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=202fjZZO-tI
As Seether prepare to unleash their sixth studio album, ‘Isolate and Medicate’, on June 30th2014 via Spinefarm Records in the UK, the platinum-selling alternative rockers have revealed a second track, ‘Suffer It All’, for fans to stream and download today.
One of the heaviest songs on the new record, ‘Suffer It All’ is now available as an instant download when the album is pre-ordered from iTunes, and can be streamed here.
iTunes deluxe: po.st/VaXn5B
iTunes standard: po.st/yTZ0c3
In addition to this, Seether have announced four UK headline shows to take place this November. Dates are as follows:-
Nov 16: Institute, Birmingham
Nov 18: 02 ABC, Glasgow
Nov 19: Ritz, Manchester
Nov 20: Forum, London
Tickets are available here: http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/Seether-tickets/artist/828577
Seether – Shaun Morgan [vocals, guitar], Dale Stewart [bass, backing vocals] and John Humphrey [drums] – are currently on tour in Europe, following their major UK festival appearance at Download.
Check out Seether’s official video for ‘Words As Weapons’ here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=202fjZZO-tI
Seether on the Web: http://www.seether.com
Tour dates: http://www.seether.com/tour-dates/
- Upton Blues Festival July 18-20th 2014
- Calling All Cars Release New Video And New Single
- The New Union Unleash New Single And Video
- New Model Army Set To Release New Albumm Between Wine And Blood
- The Sea The Sea Announce Debut Album
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