24 November 2014

Jesse Malin announces Brand New Single Addicted and UK tour

Jesse Malin New Single Addicted UK tour

Jesse Malin announces Brand New Single Addicted and UK tour

Jesse Malin returns with a taster from his forthcoming album in the shape of brand new single, 'Addicted', released on 19th January.

Written around a punchy hook-line, the song is hugely upbeat even as it reflects upon difficult times. "It's about the transcendental spirit of music and its infectious nature," Jesse explains. "People come and go, bands break up, lovers part and new days begin. It was written shortly after losing my friend/ neighbor, Arturo Vega (possibly the 5th Ramone and a key supporter in my early days). Sometimes it feels like he's just away on tour. All my music is personal, but this particular song captures a lot of the changes and struggles over the last few years between records."

The new, as yet untitled album marks Jesse's first new material in over four years and happily rekindles his relationship with One Little Indian. It also boasts some stellar guests including Wayne Kramer, J. Mascis and Peter Buck (REM). It was self -produced by Jesse, engineered by Brian Thorn, at Magic Shop and Flux Studios in NYC.

Meanwhile Jesse is relishing his upcoming UK tour - "It's a chance to ramp up the band for the new record, road test the new songs over dirty English microphones and out in the pit. Also, it's a good chance to blast out some Motörhead up and down the motorway, hitting every Marks & Sparks possible! Salad days again, hope to see you in the front line..."
The dates are as follows:

Monday 24 November - Portland Arms, Cambridge
Tuesday 25 November - Dingwalls, London
Wednesday 26 November - The Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
Thursday 27 November - Fibbers, York
Friday 28 November - O2 Academy 2 Sheffield, Sheffield
Sunday 30 November - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
Monday 01 December - The Cluny, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tuesday 02 December - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
Wednesday 03 December - The Kazimier, Liverpool
Thursday 04 December - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Iggy Azalea - Beg For It ft. MØ - (Lyric Video)

Iggy Azalea - Beg For It ft. MØ - Lyric Video

Iggy Azalea - Beg For It ft. MØ - (Lyric Video)

Today sees the release of Iggy Azalea's new album 'Reclassified' and 'Beg For It ft. MØ', the first single from the 'Reclassified' album on 24th November. The single is brimming with Iggy's signature double-time flow, rauchhaus bassline and an infectious vocal hook from up and coming songstress MØ.

Shaking up her debut album, "The New Classic", Iggy is set to release "Reclassified" an impressive deluxe version of her debut including five new stellar tracks featuring three impressive vocal collaborations with US superstar, Jennifer Hudson, the global pop-sensation, Ellie Goulding and new Danish buzz artist of the moment, MØ - all of which have been produced by The Invisible Men.

Iggy Azalea turned heads last night at this year's American Music Awards after performing alongside J. Lo for their "Booty" collaboration as well as performing with Charli XCX for their single "Fancy" and Iggy's new single "Beg For It". Iggy also took home two awards, collecting the AMA awards for Artist of the Year and Favourite album in the rap/hip hop categories.

'Reclassified' is out now through Virgin EMI. Buy HERE

Threshold Festival 2015 Early Bird Tickets and Applications Deadline

Threshold Festival 2015 Early Bird Tickets Applications Deadline

Threshold Festival 2015 Early Bird Tickets and Applications Deadline

Due to go off sale in January, it looks as though our £10 Early Bird Tickets will sell out before November is out!

We're letting Mailing List Members know before it's too late!

On the launch of our new look for 2015 last week, a rush of ticket sales surpassed any that we've had previously for our event, and next year's Threshold V will be our best yet.

When these tickets run out, the price will go up to the Advance Weekend Pass and after that it's full price only.

Get yours now....

The submissions window for artists is open until midnight on December 1st 2014 after which, no further applications will be accepted. 

Threshold V Submissions Form - Click Here

Threshold Festival is a home-made music and arts event held in Liverpool's Baltic Triangle focusing on emerging artists, new work/ first views, collaboration, DIY, avant garde and community based projects - encompassing music, theatre, film, performance and visual arts.

Threshold V the fifth annual Festival of Music and Arts takes place 27-29th March 2015 in the Baltic Triangle of Liverpool.

Publisher to release debut EP Empty Hands

Publisher debut EP Empty Hands

Publisher to release debut EP Empty Hands

Publisher’s [aka Arno Blok] debut EP, Empty Hands consists of 4 tracks shaped by open mic jams, pub gigs and the artist’s experience working for a taxi company in his native Rotterdam. And the release is infused with a sparkle of inspiration gained his move to Edinburgh in the summer of 2013, prompted by a visit to the Fringe.

Cementing the Dutch-Scottish entente, is a special gig at the city’s Banshee Labyrinth on November 26. It sees Publisher surreally cinematic compositions complemented on a bill which also includes catchy acoustic tune smiths Mad Tango and rootsy country blues act The Rising Souls.

Moving from Rotterdam to Edinburgh for creative inspiration has been the one of the best decisions Arno ever made. Beautiful sceneries, challenging hills for his no gears typical Dutch bicycle and supportive new friends have brought him to the end of this exciting chapter. But hopefully also the start of a much bigger and even more exciting one.

As a treat for the attendants there will be traditional Dutch syrup biscuits ‘stroopwafels’ for everyone at the EP launch.

26 November, The Banshee Labyrinth

Empty Hands EP
Empty Hands
My Loss Is Your Loss
Never Wanted
Don’t Call Me Now


Publisher EP Launch Gig with support from Mad Tango and The Rising Souls
26 November 2014, The Banshee Labyrinth

Doors open 7pm
Tickets: £5 presale available from


23 November 2014

Electric Six hit the UK next week playing O2 Academy2 Liverpool

Electric Six UK O2 Academy2 Liverpool

Electric Six hit the UK next week playing O2 Academy2 Liverpool

Electric Six are back and, boy, are they ready to party with all of their UK fans! Care to join? This year they released their 10th album and you are cordially invited to this massive celebration of not only their new release, ‘Human Zoo’, but their monster back catalogue, stocked full of hits that will blow out the cob webs and have you all breaking out some serious moves.

An Electric Six live show is no tame affair. The Detroit six-piece have perfected the art of not only writing some incredible records, but when they hit that stage they really bring their music to life. Maximum energy and, more importantly, maximum good times; you’re unlikely to see anyone standing still at an Electric Six gig. They didn’t call their legendary track ‘High Voltage’ for nothing.

For the latest album Electric Six are the humans in the zoo and the band seeks to put itself on display in such a manner that empowers the listener and debases them, all while making everyone feel like partying. From the opening track Karate Lips, the crunchy guitars hit you in the face. Like many Electric Six albums, ‘Human Zoo’ does not have one defining sound, rather it is a sampler’s plate of the entire history of rock and roll music- Motown, spaghetti-western, hip hop, classic rock … expect it all!

So let’s bust out of the cages, unleash that inner animal, and get ready for Electric Six live in the UK.

Tuesday 25th November – O2 Academy2 Sheffield
Tuesday 2nd December – O2 Academy2 Newcastle
Wednesday 3rd December – O2 Academy2 Birmingham
Thursday 4th December – O2 Academy2 Liverpool
Friday 5th December – O2 Academy Islington  

Tickets available 0844 477 2000 or

Liverpool Band Filter Distortion Launch Debut Album Transition

 Liverpool Filter Distortion Debut Album Transition

Liverpool Band Filter Distortion Launch Debut Album Transition

Filter Distortion are pleased to announce their debut album “Transition”. Recorded using just 3 microphones, in a dark room, with no windows. The band finally emerged after locking themselves away for a whole year to produce, what they consider, their finest work.

Their debut LP includes the lead singles ‘Cameras in the Dark’ featuring Cheryl Anna as special guest vocalist and ‘Neon Nights’. With both having already received praise and enjoyed airplay on radio stations such as BBC Introducing Merseyside, Chester's Dee FM, 92.1FM Wirral Radio - Both singles were also selected as 6Music Fresh Faves.

Transition was mastered with engineer and producer Daniel Woodward of Whitewood Recording Studio where such clients as Ladytron, Outfit, Mugstar, Wombats and Warner Bros Records
have worked.

There is a definite electronic 80s feel about their debut album, but with a modern twist, driving guitars and live drums. The band have already seen their music feature on CH4, LFC TV, BBC 6 Music and international radio.

Transition is out now and available to purchase at Dig Vinyl, Probe Records, Piccadilly Records, iTunes and direct via:

19 November 2014

Jessie J Invites Fans To Co-Create On Her Latest Music Video

Jessie J Fans To Co-Create On Her Latest Music Video

Jessie J Invites Fans To Co-Create On Her Latest Music Video

Grammy nominated artist Jessie J is giving fans the chance to be featured on her YouTube channel alongside her official music videos thanks to a partnership with Sympler – the new video-mixing app.

Fans are encouraged to remix the music video for Jessie’s latest hit single Burnin’ Up using instrumentals and acapella vocal samples from the video, which also features 2 Chainz. Entrants of all skill levels can take part as the app is easy and fun to use – requiring no more than some rhythm and the desire to play.

The contest runs from November 18th until December 8th when one of the videos will be chosen at random to be rewarded with a special place on Jessie J’s official YouTube channel and its creator and two runner-ups will also receive a signed CD, official “Sweet Talker” t-shirt and poster from the singer.

All qualifying video entries will be hosted at the website where fans can view and vote for the one they like most.

To enter fans just need to download the Sympler app from iTunes where they will find re-mixable samples of the video and instrumentals of the track. Qualifying entries must use the correct Burnin’ Up music.

Sympler is video editing platform developed to alleviate the barrier-to-entry for video editing, empowering people to make engaging video content on their phone by simply tapping along to a beat.  The platform harnesses people’s natural instinct to play, making the whole process intuitive and fun. Users can make a Sympler in 4 easy steps:

Remix or Select your own Content: Shoot or select up to six clips from your phone, or remix another user’s finished video

Choose Your Beats: Choose a song from your music library

Create Your Video Flow: Tap on the clips to the beat like drum pads. This records your mix in the background.

Review & Share: Once satisfied add a caption, decide if other users can remix it and publish final product to the Sympler feed and socially on Tumblr, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube or email

Details of the contest, the app and prizes can be found at  And the Sympler app can be downloaded from iTunes here.

Bipolar Sunshine announces brand new single Daydreamer

Bipolar Sunshine new single Daydreamer

Bipolar Sunshine announces brand new single Daydreamer

Bipolar Sunshine will kick off 2015 with the release of a new single 'Daydreamer' released on 25th January followed by a UK headline tour in March and April.

Bipolar Sunshine is the Manchester raised alternative pop sound of Adio Marchant. With an eclectic new-age ambient soundscape and melancholy soulful lyrics, he conjures up the romance of escapism, drawing inspiration from life's wonders and imperfections.

He has built an avid following through the release of two EPs and a collection of singles, most recently with 'Deckchairs on the Moon' and 'Future (Part 1)' ft. Goldlink, and with live shows, including support dates with the likes of A$AP Mob, London Grammar, Rudimental and Bastille, along with his own packed out headline shows and festival appearances.

New single 'Daydreamer' incorporates everything Bipolar Sunshine has become so known and so loved for. An atypical pop track, which blends both the despondent and the upbeat with intelligent and unique lyrics and a vast, all-encompassing chorus. The song is a collaboration with SBTRKT and was produced by Fraser T Smith (Adele, Lily Allen, Sam Smith)

Currently finishing work on his debut album, set to be released next summer, Bipolar Sunshine is heading out on his biggest UK headline tour to date in March and April next year. The headline tour will kick off on 26th March in Dublin and will include a show at London's Heaven before a final night hometown show on 17th April at Manchester's The Ritz. Full live dates are as follows:


Thu 26th Dublin Whelans

Fri 27th Belfast Limelight

Sat 28th Edinburgh Electric Circus

Sun 29th Glasgow Oran Mor

Tues 31st Newcastle Think Tank at Riverside


Wed 1st Leeds Belgrave Music Hall

Thu 2nd Liverpool Kazimier

Fri 3rd Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Tues 7th Leicester The Scholar

Wed 8th Birmingham The Library at The Institute

Thu 9th Oxford O2 Academy 2

Fri 10th Cambridge The Junction

Sun 12th Bristol Thekla

Mon 13th Brighton The Haunt

Tues 14th Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms

Thur 16th London Heaven

Fri 17th Manchester The Ritz