31 October 2014

Paper Aeroplanes reveal video for new single Guessing Game

Paper Aeroplanes video new single Guessing Game

Paper Aeroplanes reveal video for new single Guessing Game

Last year Paper Aeroplanes took their stunning concoction of Dream-Pop to over one hundred venues, selling out at London's Bush Hall as well as many other venues across the UK and Germany. Their 2013 album Little Letters, an album of evocative, honest and personal songs, reached number 26 in the independent chart to a barrage of acclaim from critics and fans alike.

"Their latest single ‘Guessing Game’ presents the duo’s knack for an enchanting arrangement, as the riff sparkles over the padding beat. Vocally, it stirs up an emotional charge, adding an unexpected power to the stunning melody."

The video shows Sarah, guitarist Rich and a gaggle of male dancers covered in a floury substance. The song is about how difficult it is to let go of a difficult relationship. John Bland the director depicted this with a video about "how we can’t ever seem to shake off the dust and imperfections of life and the difficulties that go with it, however hard we try".

In November, Paper Aeroplanes will embark on a tour of Ireland followed by an almost sold out headline show at Union Chapel to promote their forthcoming album JOY. Produced by Mason Neely, the album is poised for release in early 2015 followed by a 6-week tour of UK and Europe with their five-piece band.

Croatia Rocks in 2015 - First Festival from Ibiza Rocks announced

Croatia Rocks 2015 Festival Ibiza Rocks

Croatia Rocks in 2015 - First Festival from Ibiza Rocks announced

As Ibiza Rocks reaches and celebrates 10 years of bringing live events to the White Isle, the ground-breaking brand is also firmly looking into the future with the launch of Croatia Rocks Festival.  This is a festival first for Rocks and will take place on Croatia’s most famous party beach, Zrce, from Monday 20th – Thursday 23rd July 2015.

Over the last decade Croatia has been one of the hottest destinations in the world for adventurous festivalgoers and is now ready to embrace a new chapter.  Renowned for pushing the boundaries and shaking up the music scene in Ibiza for the last 10 years, Rocks will bring something new to Zrce, with a combination of established live acts and DJs plus genuinely exciting new artists and producers. As well as the main stage events with festival headliners, a hand-picked selection of credible and diverse club partners from the UK and Ibiza will join a programme of Balearic fused beach and boat parties.

Shane Murray, Brand Director, Ibiza Rocks said: “This is a genuinely exciting move for Ibiza Rocks and marks a significant new chapter in our story as we reach 10. Croatia has clearly evolved from an emerging to an established music destination and it’s long been a wish of ours to bring the spirit of Ibiza Rocks to the beach in Croatia.  We’ve got great partners onboard and look forward to becoming a part of what is already a rich and diverse festival scene.  Exciting times lie ahead in Ibiza and beyond and we can’t wait to bring the Rocks experience to such a beautiful location."

Zane Lowe, Ibiza Rocks Music Director said: “I love working with Ibiza Rocks. We're looking forward to playing in Croatia next year, as the Rocks family continues to find new audiences in new places.”

Just a 2.5 hour flight from the UK and first release festival tickets from £99. Pre-registration at for first release news, tickets and travel packages (30 Oct to 21 Nov). Pre-registered on sale Wed 26 November. General on sale Friday 28 November

Chvrches release Brand new single Get Away

Chvrches new single Get Away

Chvrches release Brand new single Get Away

CHVRCHES today announce the release of their new single ‘Get Away’ on 8 December via Virgin Records / Goodbye Records. ‘Get Away’ is the band’s first new song since 2013’s critically acclaimed gold-selling debut album ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’. It was written for Radio 1 Rescores: Drive - DJ Zane Lowe’s reimagining of Nicholas Winding Refn’s soundtrack for the cult movie Drive, starring Ryan Gosling. The re-scored film will be shown on BBC Three tonight, 30 October. SBTRKT, Banks and the 1975 also feature.

Another new song, ‘Dead Air’, features on the Lorde-curated OST for Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which will be released on 17 November.

CHVRCHES tonight begin the final UK tour in support of ‘The Bones Of What You Believe’, with their biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Brixton Academy.

30 October          02 Brixton Academy, London - SOLD OUT

1 November        Camp and Furnace, Liverpool - SOLD OUT

3 November        Barrowland, Glasgow - SOLD OUT

4 November        Barrowland, Glasgow - SOLD OUT

5 November        Corn Exchange, Edinburgh

6 November        Academy, Manchester - SOLD OUT

Tickets for the shows are on sale now, see for the full list of international dates.

Enrique Iglesias Achieves New Record For Longest Run On Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart

Enrique Iglesias Record For Longest Run On Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart

Enrique Iglesias Achieves New Record For Longest Run On Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS remains unstoppable with his record-setting, platinum-selling hit "Bailando".

After smashing the record for "most number ones on Billboard's Dance Club Song Chart" and being the first non-English single to land in the Top 10 at Top 40 radio since Los del Rio's "Macarena" in 1996, the single has dominated the Hot Latin Songs Chart at #1 for over 26 consecutive weeks. This marks the "longest run at #1 on Billboard's Hot Latin Songs Chart" in history, trumping previous record-holder Shakira, and another massive achievement for the Grammy Award-winning international legend. "Bailando" is just one of many standouts from his tenth full-length album SEX AND LOVE [Republic Records].  Enrique spoke to Billboard about the record breaking achievement commenting, “I do my best and put so much enthusiasm into songs, songwriting and videos. But, ultimately, it comes down to the fans and how they react. If it wasn't for them, really, the song wouldn't be the hit that it's been."  Read the full article on here.

ENRIQUE also announced today, the second U.S. leg of his arena tour to kick off in January.  Tickets for the second leg go on sale November 6th, with the tour starting in El Paso Janurary15th and wrapping in Chicago February 20th, see listing below. A recent hometown stop in Miami proved to be a rousing sold out affair. The Miami Herald commenting that the performance of “Bailando,” “sent the entire arena into an ecstatic roaring, singing, dancing frenzy.”  Next up the tour heads overseas through December 13 at the Crocus Hall in Moscow, RU.

Still, this is only the beginning for ENRIQUE IGLESIAS and "Bailando". This worldwide anthem shows no signs of stopping.

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS remains one of the globe’s most recognizable and revered superstars. This Grammy Award-winning icon recently released his tenth full-length album, SEX AND LOVE. To date, he has sold over 100 million albums worldwide, cementing him as one of the best-selling Spanish artists of all-time. Other accolades include five Top 5 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, with two number ones, and 13 number ones on the Billboard Dance chart—which is “the most for any male artist in the chart’s history” and more than Michael Jackson and Prince. His total number ones throughout Billboard’s charts exceed 71, and he also is the record-holder for “Most #1 Spanish Language Single” on the Hot Latin Track Charts.

Tour Dates:
11/13   Barcelona, ES             Palau Sant Jordi
11/15   Madrid, ES                  Palacio de los Deportes
11/18   Amsterdam, NL           Ziggo Dome
11/20   Antwerp, BE                Antwerps Sportpaleis
11/21   Paris, FR                     Palais Omnisport de Bercy
11/23   Dublin, IE                    The O2 Dublin
11/25   Glasgow, UK               SSE Hydro Arena Glasgow
11/27   Birmingham, UK          National Indoor Arena
11/28   London, UK                 The O2
11/29   Manchester, UK          Phones 4U Arena
12/02   Kaunas, LT                  Kaunas Arena
12/04   St. Petersburg, RU      Ice Hall St. Petersburg
12/07   Riga, LV                       Riga Arena
12/08   Tallinn, EE                   Saku Suurhall
12/10   Helsinki, FI                   Hartwell Arena
12/13   Moscow, RU                Crocus Hall
1/28     El Paso, TX                 Don Haskins Center
1/29     Phoenix, AZ                US Airways Center
1/31     Las Vegas, NV            Mandalay Bay Arena
2/5       Corpus Christi, TX       American Bank Center
2/6       Lubbock, TX               United Supermarkets Arena
2/7       Austin, TX                   Frank Erwin Center
2/12     Bakersfield, CA           Rabobank Arena
2/13     Los Angeles, CA         STAPLES Center
2/14     Oakland, CA                Oracle Arena
2/17     Denver, CO                 Pepsi Center
2/19     Minneapolis, MN         Target Center
2/20     Rosemont, IL              Allstate Arena

Gavin James premieres new single Nervous from Live at Whelans

Gavin James new single Nervous Live at Whelans

Gavin James premieres new single Nervous from Live at Whelans

Dublin's Gavin James will release his 'Live at Whelans' album on December 3 via GS Believe: a new track from it, the beautiful 'Nervous', premieres today, and is available immediately when pre-ordering on iTunes. A deluxe CD edition of the album is available now, here. 

The 22-year-old has already won Ireland's answer to the Mercury (the Choice Music Prize for 'Song of the Year') and seen his debut EP ('Say Hello') remain on the Irish chart for over 6 months. This rise and development in his home market has gained Gavin sell-out headline dates and wider support tours with the likes of Lianne La Havas, Beth Orton, Kodaline and Marina and The Diamonds. 

A snapshot of this ascent, 'Live at Whelans' is a selection of all-new songs, performed in the stripped-back environment of a rapturously-received hometown show. The first track to be lifted from it, 'Nervous', is a pin-drop account of a one-sided relationship: from that initial fear of your first meeting to the gradual realisation, by the end of the song, that perhaps they were never who you thought they were (and it's best to forget about them). 

'Nervous' is held together by James' sweet, soulful voice, and it's arguably in his blood: Gavin's great grandparents on his mother's side were both famous Irish Opera singers and had their own albums released in the early 1900's. He started playing the guitar at the age of eight, gigging around Dublin's Temple bar and slowly growing in confidence - a rapid rise which is captured in the celebratory tone of 'Live at Whelans', and looks set to be replicated worldwide with the release of fleshed-out studio recordings and his debut album next year.

Jordan Klassen releases new single Firing Squad

Jordan Klassen new single Firing Squad

Jordan Klassen releases new single Firing Squad

Jordan Klassen has made some serious headway in the past year, earning extensive radio play across North America with his previous single Go To Me and landing himself a deal with Nevado Music. His multi-layered folk-pop sound has garnered comparisons to bands such as Broken Bells and Passion Pit, with his focus always on his approach - fusing melody and poetry, to spark imagination and summon forgotten emotion.

Having already released a full-length debut album, Repentance, which received rave reviews for its atmospheric ambience, Jordan Klassen returns with his brand new single called Firing Squad and a cover of Jordan’s favourite HAIM song, Falling.

Firing Squad combines alt folksy somberness with haunting bursts of energy. It’s simplistic yet affective, with its combination of chimes, strings and echoing harmonized vocals that filter through the track creating a wistful and warm mood. 

The emerging Canadian star also lends his vocals to a cover of HAIM’s song Falling that shudders with confidence and an air of familiarity. Klassen’s vocal style blends in beautifully upon a bed of shimmering percussions and various harmonies, creating a gorgeously dynamic sound.

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise breaks new ground

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise 2014

Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise breaks new ground

The first annual Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise broke new ground by captivating nearly 2400 passengers with an entire week of authentic reggae experiences aboard the Norwegian Pearl ship.

The cruise, which set sail from Miami on October 20 with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios, Jamaica before its October 25 return, sold out within one month after it was announced. People came from all over the world. Even though the ship embarked from the United States, 44% of the passengers were international representing almost 50 different countries.

"There was such a unique blend of people. It meant a lot to see the music bring unity between such a diverse group of people," observed Damian Marley.

Filled with jaw-dropping performances from reggae's top artists to legendary jam sessions from world-renowned DJs and sound systems, Jamaican music was celebrated on every spectrum. From themed movie theater selections (Dancehall Queen, The Harder They Come and Third World Cop), to pick-up soccer (football) games, to poolside jerk chicken, the Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise also made sure to give passengers a slice of the island's culture every day.  

"Nothing like this has ever been done on this scale in the reggae genre. Never before, have you been able to see legends of this level touch the stage for five straight days in such a contained intimate setting. One minute you are eating breakfast next to Sean Paul, then watching a soccer game with Christopher Ellis and Wayne Marshall. Later in the night, you are witnessing a 2-hour set from Bounty Killer, then an historical session with King Jammy's, Shinehead and Damian Marley at 4 am. This is the only place to create these type of vibes, period," states cruiser Maya Mitte.

On the main stage, Damian, Julian and Stephen represented the Marley family, as well as their label Ghetto Youths International, with solo performances from the entire crew including Jo Mersa, Wayne Marshall, Christopher Ellis and Black-Am-I. There were more live sets from legendary bands like the Wailing Souls and Morgan Heritage, multi-platinum pop stars like Shaggy and Sean Paul, roots reggae singers like Etana, Jah Cure and Tarrus Riley and dancehall's biggest names like Busy Signal, Bounty Killer and Cham. On the last night, not even the rain could stop the vibes. Stephen "Ragga" Marley continued his set inside the Atrium and brought out all the artists still on the ship for a 3-hour freestyle session, arguably one of the most epic performances in the history of reggae.

Whether patrons wanted to hear dub, '90s dancehall, roots or today's hits, there was something for everyone from sunrise to sunset at the various clubs and stages on board and even on-land in Jamaica. Hailing from across the globe: London's David Rodigan, Japan's Mighty Crown, Los Angeles' Dub Club, and Jamaica's own Stone Love, Renaissance and King Jammy's were some of the renowned sound systems and DJs that took over the decks throughout the night. Those who stayed up after midnight witnessed rare jam sessions with surprise performances from some of the artists on deck. 

For further information on the 2015 Welcome To Jamrock Reggae Cruise, please visit and

Mick Fleetwood QandA at Oh Me Oh My Liverpool

Mick Fleetwood QandA Oh Me Oh My Liverpool


Mick Fleetwood, co founder of legendary band Fleetwood Mac, will do a Q&A at Oh Me Oh My next Tuesday, to mark the launch of his autobiography "Play On: Now, Then and Fleetwood Mac" which is released tomorrow. 

Having several incarnations, Fleetwood Mac took the mainstream by storm throughout the 70s and 80s, with a line up made up of Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie. The controversial rock and roll band were as famous for their excessive parties and relationships as they were for their hugely successful music career. Their sound has spanned 4 decades, the album 'Rumours' was released in the Spring of 1977 and includes tracks "Go Your Own Way", "Dreams", "Don't Stop" and "You Make Loving Fun". By 2003, Rumours had sold 19 million copies in the US alone. 
Fleetwood Mac continue to reunite for global tours and fill stadiums with music that resonates with people as powerfully now as it did when it was written.