FOALS – MOUNTAIN AT MY GATES //
Foals’ thrillingly visceral return with ‘What Went Down’ earned a flurry of Radio 1 support (Hottest Record in the World, Tune of the Week and Track of the Day) as it accelerated past the million views mark at YouTube. As the August 28th release of their eagerly anticipated new album of the same name approaches, Foals can now unveil the ground-breaking video for their next track ‘Mountain At My Gates’, which is set to impact on September 11th.
Again supported by the likes of NME, Pitchfork, Stereogum and Drowned in Sound following the release of the track’s audio and also selected by Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, the brand new video for ‘Mountain At My Gates’ was directed by Nabil who is best known for his work with Kanye West, Arctic Monkeys, Frank Ocean and Alt-J.
Foals and Nabil partnered with GoPro for the innovative video which was shot entirely on GoPro’s spherical Virtual Reality technology. This marks the first use of GoPro’s new VR technology on a music video production. Throughout the video’s spectacular visuals, Foals interact with and perform to the viewer in a fully immersive way in which we’re able to experience their performance through multiple perspectives.
BRING ME THE HORIZON – THRONE //
Sheffield’s finest, Bring Me The Horizon, are set to release an album that will catapult them even further into the stratosphere and confirm their status as one of the most important British rock bands in the world. The band will release ‘That’s The Spirit’, their new studio album on 11th of September via RCA.
Bring Me The Horizon have had a whirlwind two years, which has seen them play sell out shows around the world including Wembley Arena, score a Top 3 album, dominate Radio 1’s playlist with 260 plays of ‘Drown’ alone, and sell over 2 million albums worldwide to date. They have successfully transcended the world of metal into the world of music that appeals to the masses, without losing an ounce of credibility or compromising their sound.
The band revealed the first track from the album as Dan Carter’s Rockest Record recently. The setup track ‘Happy Song’ instantly clocked up three simultaneous trends on Twitter, top trends on Facebook and entered the iTunes rock chart at number 1 in the UK, US, Australia and whole host of other countries, creating a huge frenzy of excitement and anticipation worldwide.
‘That’s The Spirit’ is an eleven track-exhilarating ride of an album, bursting with huge riffs, soaring vocals and stadium filling monster tracks. It was recorded in Santorini Greece, at Black Rock Studios, mixed in London, mastered in New York and produced by the band’s own Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish.
The first single proper entitled ‘ Throne’ will be premiering on Annie Mac’s Radio 1 show as a ‘Hottest Record’ at 7.20pm Thursday, July 23rd. The track will be available as an instant grat alongside ‘Happy Song’ when fans pre-order the album immediately after the first play.
GABRIELLE APLIN – LIGHT UP THE DARK //
After 63.5 million Spotify streams, 80 million YouTube views, 1.5 million sales of singles from her debut album ‘English Rain’, and #1 chart positions in the UK and Australia, GABRIELLE APLIN builds towards the September release of her second album with its title track ‘LIGHT UP THE DARK’ which impacts on July 10th.
Written by Gabrielle with long time writing partner Luke Potashnick, ‘LIGHT UP THE DARK’ immediately telegraphs Aplin’s fresh Feist-meets-Cat Power style. Mixed by Craig Silvey (Arcade Fire, The National, Florence + The Machine), ‘LIGHT UP THE DARK’ is available as an instant grat track for fans who pre-order her upcoming second album which shares the same title.
Gabrielle also announced a special show at Wilton’s Music Hall on July 9th which sold out in less than 24 hours. In addition, she has been added to the line-up at Bestival in September plus another soon to be announced headline tour.
ANNE-MARIE – KARATE //
Introducing British artist Anne-Marie, who has today revealed her debut track ‘Karate’, taken from her forthcoming EP (of the same name), which is set to release on July 10 via Rudimental’s all-new record label, Major Toms.
Anne-Marie’s debut EP, aptly named Karate (she is a three-time world champion), fuses electronic soul and atmospheric synths with R&B/pop leanings. Title track ‘Karate’ explores themes of desire through sensual vocals over ethereal beats and is a taste of what’s to come from the rising talent.
Anne-Marie has worked with an array of up-and-coming producers over the four tracks: Josh Record, Two Inch Punch, Brad Ellis and more.
You might already recognise the Essex-born star-in-waiting – Anne-Marie became a staple member in Hackney collective Rudimental’s live band over the past couple of years, performing in front of thousands at the likes of Glastonbury, Isle of Wight, Ibiza Rocks and many more.