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.
LONELY THE BRAVE RELEASE ‘THE DAY’S WAR – VICTORY EDITION’ //
Lonely The Brave have this week released a special extended version of their phenomenal debut album, The Days War. Titled The Day’s War – Victory Edition, the 2 CD repack will include 12 as yet unreleased tracks, including 4 brand new songs.
The Day’s War – Victory Edition is available to purchase now: http://smarturl.it/LonelyTheBraveD2C.
Explaining the re-interpretations of some of their best loved tracks, the band say:
“The basic thought process for us was to take the songs apart, and rebuild them in a completely different mindset to how they were originally created. This was one of the most fun and challenging things we have ever done as a band. Songs do not need to be represented by one set context. The feelings and emotions contained within are a living and breathing entity in their own right which should be allowed to develop.”
KODALINE SHARE VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘READY’ //
Kodaline have shared the video for their new single ‘Ready’. It features Hollywood actor Christopher Mintz-Plasse, better known as McLovin in ‘Superbad’.
Ready features on Kodaline’s new album ‘Coming Up For Air’, which is out now. Get it here: http://smarturl.it/CUFAiT?iqid=yt