Atmospheric Dance music artist Flume has had quite a year.
During 2016 he released his second studio album Skin, featuring the lead single ‘Never Be Like You’. The single securing Platinum in the US and Australia. And he’s now on a bold tour exploring the West Coast of America. Listening to his music, you’ll recognise hit after hit, not just from the album Skin but stretching all the way back to his self-titled debut album released in 2013, featuring Chet Faker, Jezzabell Doran, Moon Holiday and others.
He’s toured the US with Disclosure, released a collaborative EP with Chet Faker called ‘Lockjaw EP’, won several ARIA awards including Producer of the Year, Breakthrough Artist, and Best Dance Release, as well as releasing the single Some Minds, in collaboration with Andrew Wyatt from the band Miike Snow – all in the 4 years he’s been active in the music scene.
Watch the video Flume released while on tour on the West Coast ->
Pop electronica duo Honne have announced a new UK tour. After the success of their latest release, the EP ‘Gone Are The Days’, they’ve spent their time creating a debut album called ‘Warm On A Cold Night’ – due for release on July 22nd 2016 on iTunes, CD and Vinyl. These guys are brilliant. Here’s what we had to say about them in our 2016 Predictions:
‘The pop electronica duo Andy and James, origins from Somerset Wiltshire. After two EPs in 2014, they released both Coastal and Over Lover EPs all on their own through Tatemae Recordings. The soulful vibes and soft tunes cradle the sharp lyrical universe. Radio 1’s Annie Mac is a big fan, and a quick listen to a couple of their songs proves just how creative freedom does not have to negate radio friendly tunes. Their new EP Gone Are The Days comes out at the end of January.’
After long and heavy anticipation from fans, punk-folk singer songwriter Frank Turner has announced the release date for his 6th studio album, as well as a string of UK tour dates.
Since announcing the album’s title – ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ – and cover art just over a month ago, fans have been eagerly awaiting more news of the Wessex boy’s latest release (especially after Frank told followers on Twitter and Instagram on Friday to “watch this space”); a date has finally been set for August 7th, just over two years after releasing his highly-acclaimed 2013 album ‘Tape Deck Heart’.
At around five o’clock on Monday Frank tweeted: “It’s with great joy that I can now finally give you what everyone has been waiting for”.
Alongside the album’s release date comes news of eleven UK tour dates throughout November – after six weeks of dates in the U.S. – including gigs in Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester and London’s Alexandra Palace.
This first single from his new album, ‘The Next Storm’, was premiered on Radio 1 earlier this week. The album will also feature an appearance from singer-songwriter Esmé Patterson on a song about Christa McAuliffe, a primary school teacher who died in the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster of 1986. Whilst The Angel Islington will pick up where ‘Broken Piano’, the closing track of ‘Tape Deck Heart’, left off.
Frank will be breaking records at Reading and Leeds at the end of August by playing the festivals for the ninth consecutive year, playing a solo set (without his band The Sleeping Souls) that will no doubt feature tracks from the new album. From the sounds of The New Storm and Get Better – which was released on YouTube back in March – ‘Positive Songs For Negative People’ is set to be a hit amongst old and new fans alike.
Starting today, South London Singer/Songwriter Misty Miller will hit the road for a week of live shows, beginning this evening at The Boiler Room in Guildford! Her tour includes venues in Nottingham, Leeds, York, Sheffield and London. These latest shows are coming off the back of the huge success of her brand new EP ‘Sweet Nothing’ – track one ‘Best Friend’ was featured as BBC Radio 1’s track of the week on the Zane Lowe show.
If you’re around in any of the above mentioned cities, make sure you go along to show your support! For a little preview, check out the videos below. When Misty joined us during Volume One, she performed her cover of Patti Smith’s ‘Because the Night’ and her original track ‘Horns On’. We’ve also included her latest music video which was released today, called ‘Next to You’.. Enjoy!