LONELY THE BRAVE – THE BLUE, THE GREEN //
“another show, another display of Lonely The Brave’s immense promise.” – NME
“’The Day’s War’ is fit to bursting with anthems of disaffection that will keep them in festival slots for years to come” – Mojo
“Full to the brim with dramatic anthems” – Classic Rock
Having released their debut album ‘The Day’s War’ to massive critical acclaim and a place at #14 in the UK album charts this past September, Cambridge quintet, Lonely The Brave now reveal the new video for latest single and fan favourite ‘The Blue, The Green.’ With soaring guitars throughout and a goose bump inducing refrain from singer David Jakes the track has always been a highlight at live shows. Lonely The Brave now feature the track in a stark and stunning new light alongside director Greg Davenport’s visuals.
Speaking about ‘The Blue, The Green’ Lonely The Brave guitarist Mark Trotter touched on how each person interprets songs differently, when he said: “Our favourite songs are the ones that you take as your own. The songs that remind you of a place, a time or a moment; something that is perhaps far removed from what the artist was originally writing about. “
GRADES – CROCODILE TEARS //
Producer / songwriter / DJ GRADES has developed a burgeoning reputation in recent months following his introductory tracks ‘Freedom’ and ‘Owe It To Yourself’, as well as his Idol mix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘West Coast’ which hit #3 at Hypem. His next move comes with the release of his new single ‘Crocodile Tears’ on November 17th on One More Tune.
‘Crocodile Tears’ continues GRADES’ unique ability to playfully meld classic and contemporary traits into a soulful template. Similarly, it also reiterates his eclectic approach which spins across genres at will. While ‘Freedom’ was artfully built around a vocal hook reconstructed from Jill Scott’s 2004 track ‘Golden’ and ‘Owe It To Yourself’ visited hook-laden introspective house, the cocktail of pulsating bass and a distorted vocal means that ‘Crocodile Tears’ feels like a 2014 reboot of the golden age of 2-step and UK garage.
In addition to the release of ‘Crocodile Tears’, this autumn will also see GRADES perform some of his highest profile DJ sets to date. Highlights including Ministry of Sound on October 11th (headlined by Derrick May), the Eton Messy: London event at Birthdays on November 22nd and the London date of the Bondax & Friends tour at iCan Studios on November 5th.
At the age of eighteen, GRADES landed his first credit for a major artist. Five years later, he has evolved to command an enviable position in the music industry with cuts for some of the world’s biggest artists behind him and a blossoming solo career that’s poised to erupt in the coming months. As adept at capturing dark, uniquely British themes as he is delivering upbeat lyrical themes with international appeal, GRADES is standing at the tip of a major breakthrough.
THE TING TINGS – DO IT AGAIN //
This summer The Ting Tings made their return, with the fan friendly disco anthem Wrong Club that got pop lovers and critics excited both sides of the Atlantic, with Perez Hilton observing how the duo had “gone super disco and it’s glorious”.
The pop architects, Jules and Katie, also became the toast of Ibiza, (incidentally where they recorded the record), opening and closing THE club night on the island, at Phantasmagoria from the legendary Mike and Claire of Manumission held at Booom Club.
Having recently headlined at the Oxjam launch party at London’s Shoreditch Town Hall on September 29th, the band are delighted to confirm that they will be touring this November starting in Brighton on November 23rd, then touring to Bristol, Newcastle, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, finishing in Portsmouth on November 30th. These are the band’s first full shows in three years.
Also announced is the band’s next single, Do It Again, which was made available to download and stream from Monday September 22nd, and has an impact date of November 3rd. The perfect follow up to Wrong Club, Do It Again is a riff heavy euphoric number. The song was written in the early stages of the album process. Jules explains “‘It’s about the need to do something wrong again,’ and ‘not being lazy,’ adds Katie, ‘needing to lighten up, stop the paralysis of criticism, just doing anything that makes you feel good.’
With a suite of remixes to come courtesy of Parisian electronic band The Penelopes (who have enjoyed recent success with their remix of Lana Del Ray’s Ultraviolence), Super Criticals and hotly tipped Lithuanian producer Embody, Do It Again cuts out it’s intent as a bonified pop and club record with a heart harking back to the disco glory days of rhythm and groove.
BREACH FEAT. KELIS – THE KEY //
2013 proved to be a pretty monumental year for the chart-storming Breach aka Ben Westbeech, heralding the release of one of the most infectious songs of the summer in the form of his dancefloor behemoth ‘Jack’ and seeing him follow that success with yet another UK top 10 hit in ‘Everything You Never Had (You Had It All)’, featuring the honeyed vocals of Flying Lotus and Bonobo collaborator Andreya Triana.
Bolstered by releases on his own Naked Naked imprint and an acclaimed DJ Kicks compilation released at the close of last year, Westbeech has garnered major support and heavy rotation both on the airwaves and in the club from the likes of Disclosure, Skream, Jackmaster, Duke Dumont, Annie Mac, Heidi, Rob Da Bank and Artwork to name a few, landing the cover of DJ Mag and firmly establishing Breach at the forefront of UK dance music.
Fresh from the Spring release of his techno and house flavoured ‘Artis’ EP on Will Saul’s AUS label, Breach is now back all guns blazing with club-ready anthem ‘The Key’, featuring vocals from the legendary Kelis. Starting life as a rework of Kelis’ hit single ‘Rumble’, taken from her stunning sixth LP Food, the soul star joined Westbeech in the studio to give the track a significant revamp. Those inimitable vocals are chopped up, slick synth stabs are layered in and pneumatic beats deployed in a tune that is set to unlock the dancefloor when it drops via Atlantic Records on 16th November 2014.