SAINT RAYMOND – I WANT YOU //
Saint Raymond is pleased to announce details of his new single ‘I Want You’, which will be released on August 24 through Asylum Records. Furthermore, the 19-year-old is confirmed as main support to Ed Sheeran on his upcoming autumn, UK and European arena tour (full dates below).
2014 has already been an incredible year for the 19-year-old from Nottingham, Callum Burrows aka Saint Raymond. Speaking about the forthcoming single; a heady mix of afro-beat guitar, a hypnotic looping chorus and summer-tinged melodies, Saint Raymond says – “I wrote ‘I Want You’ recently, so not only am I looking forward to releasing it, but also to introducing it to my setlist and performing it live. It is an up-tempo, energetic and summery song so I think it will be a fun moment at festivals.”
Currently in the studio working on his debut album, which is set to release this autumn, Saint Raymond’s been working closely with Jacknife Lee (Bloc Party, Two Door Cinema Club, Crystal Castles) honing his signature anthemic sound. Last month it was announced that Saint Raymond would support #1 artist Ed Sheeran on his UK and European, autumn 2014 arena tour after being personally invited by Ed himself. The tour will see Saint Raymond play to a whopping 400,000 people and will include four nights at London’s O2 Arena.
In May this year, Saint Raymond released his Ghosts EP (his third EP release and first on Asylum Records), which peaked at #4 on the iTunes album chart and led to an abundance of radio support. Lead track ‘Everything She Wants’ premiered on Zane Lowe’s Radio 1 show as ‘Hottest Record’, where Zane stated “You are the latest in a long line of this wonderful lineage of classic British singer songwriters with street edge.” Further radio support came from XFM and Absolute and he also headlined London’s Scala around the release.
THE MISPERS – DARK BITS //
The Mispers release Dark Bits EP on 27th July 2014, through B-Unique.
Misper: police slang for a missing person.
Alternative-rock quintet The Mispers were born 18 months ago. Within two weeks of rehearsing the band had filmed and recorded a video for the track You Hold and the demo of Brother, recorded at Abbey Road studios with the help of a friend.
Brother was picked up by Zane Lowe on Radio 1 and within six months they had sold out nine London shows, toured Europe and supported Saint Raymond on their UK tour. Their fans were building quickly; The Mispers had found their own clique of like-minded people to go missing with.
Dark Bits is their second EP, 4 tracks that provide a snapshot into the young group’s lives. It documents their Missing Til Monday Parties, the parties which have become a thing of lore on London’s indie party circuit, and where the new video for lead EP track Dark Bits has been recorded from.
ARCHES – THERE’S A PLACE //
Announcing themselves on the scene with 2013’s pumping rework of Whitney Houston’s classic ‘It’s Okay’, supported by the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank, Arches return in 2014 with their debut single ‘There’s A Place’, released via Columbia.
Fusing a forward thinking electronic sound with their love for old school house, Arches is Seba (Moonlight Matters) and Jochen (Sound of Stereo). Hailing from Belgium, the duo take inspiration from ‘New Beat’, a genre of dance music that was popularised throughout the late 80’s and originated from their homeland. ‘There’s A Place’ is an absorbing fusion of genres comprising an electronic soundscape built to shake dancefloors.
Arches live set-up includes the honey-coated vocals of Gustaph (Hercules And The Love Affair), who features on ‘There’s A Place’s’ B-side, ‘Move On’, a driving club anthem complete with euphoric drops and grooving bass melodies. Throw in remixes from Sinden and Russ Chimes and ‘There’s A Place’ is set to be an enthralling debut from newcomers Arches.