Articles tagged with: Album
Empirical, winners of Best Jazz Act at the MOBO’s 2010, return with their third album ‘Elements Of Truth’ on October 24th on Naim Jazz Records.
Empirical should really need no introduction. The project of four young, British Jazz musicians, who aim to expand on the traditions of Jazz, their unique music manages to be both timeless and totally now, inside and out. In just a few short years they have carved out a place as one of jazz’s most exciting new bands, touring from New York to Molde, London to Montreal, and they have won numerous awards including the 2010 MOBO for Best Jazz Act and Jazzwise and Mojo Albums of the Year. Elements Of Truth is their third album, and second with the current line-up of Nathaniel Facey alto saxophone, Shaney Forbes drums, Tom Farmer bass and Lewis Wright vibraphone.
Since releasing their debut album ‘Routes To Riches’ in late 2009, Mamas Gun have toured Europe and Japan where they achieved a number 3 sales slot in the Japanese Billboard charts.
The new album has been produced by Grammy Award winning production team Martin Terefe and Andreas Olsson (Jason Mraz, Train, James Morrison, KT Tunstall and Jamie Cullum) earlier this year.
TELLISON are finally set to release their much anticipated, brand new, Peter Miles (Futures, Frank Turner, We Are The Ocean, The King Blues) produced sophomore record ‘The Wages Of Fear’ on June the 13th through brand new home, Naim Edge Records. The first single ‘Say Silence (Heaven & Earth)’ will be released just a week before, June 5th.
After a year of writing and a whole summer of recording TELLISON relocated to an old stately home in Scotland, got pumped on The Weakerthans, Pedro The Lion, Osker, The GetUp Kids, Phoenix and Bruce Springsteen records and made a mess for a month.
Paul Heaton releases his brand new single and album in September 2010 and will be touring the UK. ‘The Ladder’s Bottom Rung’ sees Heaton sing of ‘The folk you learn to trust the most, Are the folk with hardly any’ which is a celebration of honesty and morality set to a hook-laden classic pop tune. The song is taken from ‘Acid Country’ released a week after the single on 13th September. Having recently made a headline appearance on the Leftfield Stage at Glastonbury in June and played a storming set at Latitude, shows at V Festival follow in August and a full tour in September. He has also just been announced as support on the Madness tour for November/December.
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Richard Thompson, one of the most distinguished guitarists and songwriters of our time, returns with Dream Attic, a magnificent collection of 13 new songs, due out August 30th on Proper Records. Penned during a short and inspired burst of creative outpouring, Thompson captured the awesome energy of his live show by recording the album in front of an audience. “I don’t think musicians playing on their own are particularly interesting, it’s only when they play in front of an audience that something interesting happens,” Thompson said in an interview at the show. The songs were performed during a West Coast tour in February of this year, and the bulk of the performances that made the album come from three shows at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco.
The Burns Unit are an 8-piece Scottish-Canadian “supergroup” whose multi-faceted sound can be described as “indie pop meets carnival rock.” Their debut album ‘Side Show’ will be released on August 2nd on Proper Music with a digital single ‘Trouble’ on August 23rd.
The Burns Unit features: award-winning folk singer Karine Polwart; alt-folk royalty King Creosote and indie queen Emma Pollock plus Indo-Caledonian pop artist Future Pilot AKA; elegant multi-instrumentalist Kim Edgar; drummer/producer Mattie Foulds; energetic piano-man Michael Johnston (both from Canada) and virtuosic rapper MC Soom T.
The legendary Jimmie Vaughan, co founder of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, brother of the iconic Stevie Ray Vaughan, is back with a new album ‘Blues, Ballads & Favorites’.
‘Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea’ is about a young man’s effort to grow up sane in a bonkers world.
Raised in the highlands of Scotland and immigrating to Berlin for inspiration, Jim Kroft, with nowhere to stay on arrival, was given shelter in an abandoned building by the Tacheles Arts Community – a cabal of artists and squatters stationed in the heart of the East Side.
Katatonia new album ‘Night Is The New Day’ is released today in the UK.
It was recorded throughout July 2009 & was co-produced, engineered and mixed by David Castillo. Recording was divided between Studio Mega (for drums) and Ghost Ward Studios, where most recording took place & which provided a dose of inspiration from the darker corners of life with it’s choice of location, as Anders describes:
“Broken glass, blood on the walls at the front door to the building and threatening messages written on the elevator – Even excrement and …