Glen Hansard reveals new video for ‘I’ll Be You, Be Me’

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His new album ‘This Wild WIlling’ will also be out April 12th via Anti-Records.

Glen Hansard has revealed the video for lead single ‘I’ll Be You, Be Me’ from ‘This Wild Willing’, his fourth full-length album.

The album is, according to PR, said to ‘Marry the sonic inventiveness of the best of his work in The Frames with the discipline he’s found as a songwriter and lyricist in his solo career.’

In the new video for ‘I’ll Be You, Be Me’, Hansard recruits an assortment of collaborators to feature including James Thiérrée, the grandson of Charlie Chaplin.

Watch video for ‘I’ll Be You, Be Me’ now

Hansard will also be touring between March and May of this year.

Full list of European tour dates:
7th March – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré SOLD OUT
8th March – Hamburg, Germany – Elbphilharmonie Hamburg SOLD OUT
9th April – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
10th April – Dublin, Ireland – Vicar Street
12th April – Derry, United Kingdom – St. Columb’s Hall
13th April – Derry, United Kingdom – St. Columb’s Hall SOLD OUT
15th April – London, United Kingdom – Barbican Centre
16th April – London, United Kingdom – Barbican Centre
27th April – Paris, France – Casino de Paris
29th April – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré
30th April – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Koninklijk Theater Carré
2nd May – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio / BETA
4th May – Stockholm, Sweden – Skandiascenen
6th May – Brussels, Belgium – Cirque Royal
8th May – Cologne, Germany – Kőlner Philharmonie
9th May – Frankfurt Am Main, Germany – Alte Oper
11th May – Brno-žabovřesky, Czech Republic – 5th Anniversary of SONO Centrum
13th May – Warszawa, Poland – Palladium
14th May – Warszawa, Poland – Palladium
16th May – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast
17th May – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast
19th May – Berlin, Germany – Admiralspalast

‘This Wild Willing’ Track Listing:

  1. I’ll Be You, Be Me
  2. Don’t Settle
  3. Fools Game
  4. Race To The Bottom
  5. The Closing Door
  6. Brother’s Keeper
  7. Mary
  8. Threading Water
  9. Weight of the World
  10. Who’s Gonna Be Your Baby Now
  11. Good Life Of Song
  12. Leave A Light

For more information on Glen Hansard, visit:

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Pre-order ‘This Wild Wiling’

 Buy tickets for EU tour here

Words by: Megan Duce

Craig Finn announces new solo album ‘I Need A New War’

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‘I Need A New War’ is to be released April 26 with Partisan Records.

Partisan Records have announced the release of Craig Finn ’s new album, ‘I Need A New War’ arriving Friday, April 26th.

Finn’s fourth solo LP is the third part of a trilogy after 2015’s Faith in the Future and 2017’s ‘We All Want The Same Things’.

It was recorded throughout 2018 in New York, his home for the last 18 years and the focus of the album.

“Going in, I saw this record as the third part of a trilogy,” says Finn. “Thematically, this was the third group of songs that I had written about smaller moments – people trying to stay afloat in modern times, attempting to find connection, achieving tiny triumphs and frustrating let downs in their day to day lives.”

Perhaps best known as the singer of The Hold Steady, Craig Finn had five critically acclaimed albums with the band, with 2012 seeing his first solo album, ‘Clear Heart Full Eyes’.

Finn will be touring the UK on the following dates:

5 FEB 2019 / UK / Newcastle / Wylam Brewery*
6 FEB 2019 / UK / Edinburgh / The Queen’s Hall*
7 FEB 2019 / UK / Manchester / Albert Hall*
8 FEB 2019 / UK / London / Union Chapel*
9 FEB 2019 / UK / London / Union Chapel*
11 FEB 2019 / NL / Amsterdam / Meerwart*
12 FEB 2019 / BE / Brussels / AB Flex*
13 FEB 2019 / DE / Bochum / Christuskirche*
15 FEB 2019 / DE / Munich / Neue Theaterfabrik*
16 FEB 2019 / CH / Zurich / Dynamo*
17 FEB 2019 / IT / Milan / Santeria Social Club*
19 FEB 2019 / DE / Hamburg / Markthalle*
20 FEB 2019 / DE / Hannover / Capitol*
22 FEB 2019 / UK / Cambridge / The Junction*
23 FEB 2019 / UK / Brighton / St George’s Church*
24 FEB 2019 / UK / Bath / Komedia*
25 FEB 2019 / UK / Cardiff / Tramshed*
26 FEB 2019 / UK / Manchester / Albert Hall*
27 FEB 2019 / IE / Dublin / Academy*
8 MAR 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom / The Weekender^
9 MAR 2019 / UK / London / Electric Ballroom / The Weekender^
10 MAR 2019 / UK / London / Oslo / The Weekender^

* supporting Brian Fallon
^ with The Hold Steady

I Need A New War Tracklisting:

1. Blankets

2. Magic Marker

3. A Bathtub In The Kitchen

4. Indications

5. Grant At Galena

6. Something To Hope For

7. Carmen Isn’t Coming In Today

8. Holyoke

9. Her With The Blues

10. Anne Marie & Shane

Fans can pre-order I Need A New War in physical and digital formats here (https://craigfinn.lnk.to/newwar). All orders through Finn’s D2C store include a bonus digital EP featuring five b-sides from the album. Other items exclusive to the store include: a one of a kind, signed hardcover lyric book (featuring lyrics to all songs from FITF, WAWTST, INANW and photos by Dan Monick), signed vinyl, an enamel pin set, and more.

Craig Finn: Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Words by: Megan Duce

Don Broco drop new single and announce UK tour dates

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The Bedford four-piece Don Broco recently announced dates for their UK tour. Alongside this, yesterday they unleashed a fearsome rock track, ‘T-Shirt’. The guitar driven song is a heavy mesh of pop-rock and is the latest to be taken from their forthcoming album Technology.

The tour kicks off in February 2018 and includes a total of eleven dates across Europe.  In addition, they will also be making an appearance at London’s Alexandra Palace as they play a headline show on November 11th.

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Yesterday they released their new track, ‘T-Shirt’ is a pop-rock bluster of inflamed guitar riffs and weaves in vocals moaned by lead singer Rob Damiani. Damiani openly speaks out that the track is “very personal and inspired by previous relationships.”

Mixing a range of pop, funk and metal sounds, the rock-infected track has already been played by Annie Mac on BBC radio 1 and has reached critical acclaims since yesterday’s release.

Full UK tour dates as follows:

DON BROCO FEBRUARY 2018 TOUR DATES
08/02 – Portsmouth, Pyramids
09/02 – Bristol, O2 Academy
10/02 – Cardiff, Great Hall
12/02 – Norwich, UEA
13/02 – Nottingham, Rock City
15/02 – Birmingham, O2 Academy
16/02 – Manchester, Academy
17/02 – Leeds, O2 Academy
19/02 – Newcastle, Northumbria Institute
20/02 – Aberdeen, Garage
21/02 – Glasgow, Barrowland

 

Listen to T-shirt  HERE .

The full album will be released on February 2nd via sharptone records, however you can still pre order via  WWW.DONBROCO.COM

 

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Laviea Thomas

[NEWS] KANYE WEST REVEALS SWISH TRACKLISTING

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As the release date for SWISH gradually gets closer and closer, Kanye West has decided to reveal to his eager fans the highly anticipated tracklisting to his 7th studio album.

There’s been a lot of speculation recently about whether Kanye will in fact follow through with his promise of a Feb 11th release for his album SWISH, after a year of broken promises and false hope, but with this tracklisting posted directly from his Twitter, it seems that he’s going to actually follow through with his release promise.

Read bellow the tracklisting:

  1. Nina Chop
  2. Father Stretch My Hands
  3. Waves
  4. High Lights
  5. 30 Hours
  6. No More Parties In L.A.
  7. Fade
  8. FML
  9. Real Friends
  10. Wolves

It’s quite the interesting tracklisting full of intriguing titles and anticipation. The first thing core fans may notice is the lack of appearance from All Day and Only One, the only two songs Kanye had released officially last year.  Other previewed songs such as Wolves and Fade, which premiered at his ADIDAS fashion show, have made the tracklisting.

Kanye self described this album as the “greatest album of all time” whether this statement is true or not will not be decided until Feb 11th, one thing we can’t deny is that this album has been highly anticipated for over a year now and the excitement is completely justified. Bring on SWISH, it’s about time.

Words by Connor Spilsbury-Brown

[NEWS] LATEST ADELE ALBUM GOES PLATINUM IN 24 HOURS

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The queen of the British music industry has just shown critics why she is a force to be reckoned with (again).

After taking a three year hiatus following the mind blowing success of her previous album, ’21’, Adele has released her third studio album ’25’ which hit platinum in a staggering 24 hours. It registers as one of the biggest first opening day album sales totals in UK history – slightly behind the first 24 hours of Oasis’s Be Here Now in 1997 which sold 424,000 copies.

The album is yet to become available to stream on Spotify, however nothing has been confirmed whether it ever will be.

The singer said to CNN “My last record was a break-up record and if I had to label this one I would call it a make-up one,” she said. “I’m making up with myself. Making up for lost time. Making up with everything I ever did and never did.”

25’ is now available on iTunes.

Words by Izzy Minogue-Corps

[NEWS] JAKE BUGG BREAKS SILENCE TO TALK ABOUT UPCOMING THIRD ALBUM

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After an almost deafening silence in the press and on social media, Jake Bugg has finally given details about his forthcoming third album.

Ahead of a one off show in Sydney as part of Mumford and SonsGentlemen of the Road stopover events, the 21 year old has spoken to the AU Review about the record, saying: “I’m in my last week or two, just going through the final end bits that drive you a little mad.”

Bugg’s second album Shangri La was recorded in LA with producing heavyweight Rick Rubin, but he also tells the Australian publication that things have been a little bit different this time around: “I worked with one producer. I think I’m only going to use two songs that we did. All the other tracks I produced myself, I haven’t used any writers. It’s been quite a solitary experience, to be honest. It’s not been the most exciting album making process, but I think there are some exciting songs to have come out it.”

There’s no official release date as of yet, but this news is bound to keep Bugg’s eagerly anticipating fans at bay for a little bit longer.

Words by Shannon Cotton

[NEWS] THE WHOSIERS? THE HOOSIERS ARE BACK ON TOUR

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Either Ben Stiller has shrunk and spontaneously decided to front an indie-pop three piece or The Hoosiers are still alive and touring. That’s right, they have more than two songs.

There’s no denying the uncanny resemblance between frontman Irwin Sparkes and infamous Zoolander ‘model’, as every single person in The Borderline, Soho noticed and announced to the person next to them as he bounded on stage to the Back To The Future theme tune (it IS Oct 21 2015). It would seem they even share a taste in fashion, if Sparkes‘ peck-flashing silky shirt is anything to go by. But is a questionable clothing item the star of the show this evening? No, because the news on everyone’s lips is that The Hoosiers are still a thing outside of 2007.

With the release of their latest album The Secret Service earlier this month, the pop outfit – minus former bassist Martin Skarendahl – have launched into a sixteen date UK tour, presumably to play Goodbye Mr A repeatedly for an hour, with an encore of Worried About Ray if the crowd are lucky.

All joking aside, The Hoosiers still put on an engaging show, taking a break from the stage mid way through to walk through the audience playing an acoustic version of Bumpy Ride. They’re fun, they’re energetic, they’re surprisingly short and they can write a hell of a catchy pop song – just look to Choices and Worst Case Scenario for some of their best.

Words by Anna Smith