SHIFT K3Y – I KNOW //
Fast-rising UK songwriter/producer/DJ Shift K3Y is set to release his second single for Columbia Records “I Know” on the 15th September. The track follows on from his debut Columbia Records single “Touch” that reached #3 back in April, selling over 150,000 copies to date whilst the video has amassed over 3 million views on Youtube.
Following the success of “Touch,” Shift K3Y has found himself a busy man since, with support slots with Skrillex at Electric Zoo, Kiesza at London Electrowerkz, Example at Ibiza and Mallorca Rocks plus DJ slots with Kaytranada and DJ Snake just a handful of the high profile shows he has been playing.
Shit K3Y will be appearing at numerous festivals this summer including Tramlines in Sheffield (26th July), Hardfest in America (3rd August), Boardmasters in Cornwall (9th August) and Bestival on the Isle of Wight (6th September).
LONELY THE BRAVE – BACKROADS //
“’The Day’s War’ is stuffed with so many stand out moments that it feels like not just a force of nature, but a bold new blueprint for British Rock music” – Rock Sound
“’The Day’s War’ is fit to bursting with anthems of disaffection that will keep them in festival slots for years to come” – Mojo
BBC Radio 1 favourites, Lonely The Brave, have released the video for their next single ‘Backroads,’ featured on 2013’s ‘Backroads EP’ and taken from their debut album ‘The Day’s War,’ to be released September 1st. Video director, Greg Davenport (Band of Skulls, Steve Mason) explained his vision for the project…
“When I first heard the track I instantly felt that the video had to have a feeling of freedom and escape. As it happens I’d been following the Euromaidan movement in Ukraine very closely since it started in November, and I was actually there in Maidan Square, Kiev on NYE singing along with 200,000 people, full of hope – only to then watch in horror at the violence that was unleashed after returning to London. We all saw the images to some degree or another and at times they were nothing short of apocalyptic. I thought about these people after the revolution had succeeded and that clearly was the catalyst for the idea. Fresh from such a violent experience but hoping for a brighter future and for the time being at least just wanting to escape and feel free. This image of a group of longboarders weaving through the countryside seemed to synch so perfectly with the guitar riff and the whole vibe of the track.”
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.