AMBER RUN – JUST MY SOUL RESPONDING //
“A slice of indie-rock with an arena-sized chorus” – Q
“their vast sound has Coldplay’s stadium ambitions” – The Independent
“poetic lyrics and a genuinely unique sound, Amber Run will be hitting the dizzying heights of sold-out arenas in no time” – Sunday Mirror
Amber Run will release their anthemic new single ‘Just My Soul Responding’ on January 19. The song showcases the band’s soaring sound, which captivated audiences across the UK when they headlined the Communion New Faces tour.
The band have also announced a UK headline tour for February which includes a headline show at London Dingwalls on February 3, their biggest to date.
KOKIRI – RETROSPECT //
‘Retrospect’ is the new single from Liverpudlian house producer Kokiri, set for release on Love & Other with a remix from Glaswegian golden boys, Illyus and Barrientos.
The EP’s title track, ‘Retrospect’ drums up an intentional feeling of 90’s house nostalgia. It’s a slick, punchy piano jam that’s designed for dance floor prime time, complete with a sticky vocal hook and warmly rolling drum machines.
Illyus & Barrientos – who recently dropped their ‘Stranded’ EP on Love & Other – build upon Kokiri’s catchy, chord-heavy original, applying a signature dose of the duo’s deep and liquidly grooving sound. A dense, booming bass line underpins the newly transformed, club-centric cut, fused with a rhythmic vocal loop and glitchy technoid percussion.
MNEK – The Rhythm //
MNEK returns with an absolute banger of a track entitled ‘The Rhythm’!
Recently the young trailblazer has been in the studio writing and producing monster tunes for the likes of Sigma, Becky Hill, Sinead Harnett and Bondax.
The Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter has already scored two No.1 singles with Duke Dumont’s ‘Need U (100%)’ and Oliver Heldens’ ‘Gecko (Overdrive) and a No.4 smash with Gorgon City’s hugely acclaimed single ‘Ready For Your Love’. He’s been receiving rave reviews for his sold out live shows which include 3 sold out London dates (the Parties I-III), festival performances over the summer including Glastonbury, Bestival, Parklife, Lovebox and Somerset House as well as an iTunes festival support for Kylie Minogue.
CIRCA WAVES – FOSSILS //
Circa Waves have announced details of the release of a new single. Fossils will be released through Virgin on Monday 19th January 2015.
The single is taken from their forthcoming debut album, details of which are to be announced shortly. Recorded as part of the album sessions at RAK studios with producer Dan Grech, Fossils, available on 7” and download, will also feature a cover of The Ronettes Be My Baby on the B-side, recorded at the historic Capitol Recording Studios in Los Angeles.
This year has seen the band go from an opening slot on the prestigious NME Awards tour alongside Interpol, Royal Blood and Temples in February to a completely sold-out headline UK tour in November.
This summer also saw the band appear at most of the UK’s leading festivals, playing to packed tents at Reading / Leeds and Latitude and a prestigious appearance on the 2nd stage at Glastonbury being highlights.