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

Singer Dwight Trible shares cosmic cover of The Beatles’ ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’

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Jazz vocalist – Dwight Trible has released his own version of the famous ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ originally performed by The Beatles.

Bringing his own jazzy yet highly-cosmic twist to the famous psychedelic track, the singer has managed to make it his own, while staying somewhat true to the original song. With lots of improvisation and various instruments joining in throughout the track, it is surely a fascinating take on the song.

The artist has been part of the genre’s music scene for a while. Having forged an impressive career as an inimitable vocalist, activist as the godfather of the LA jazz scene, his version of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ is all the more interesting as it is known for having been one of the band’s first songs to deal with LSD so effectively.

Clash Magazine have described Tribe’s first release on Gearbox Records as “a sublime piece of music” and the jazz singer has definitely caught the attention of many Beatles fans with this.

Originally featuring on the band’s album Revolver, the track was made of unusual musical elements such as avant-garde composition and electro-acoustic sound manipulation. It also reminded us of Indian-inspired melodies in the background. It’s no wonder Dwight Trible has let his out-of-space ideas take over in this song, as the original one was already full of various inspirations and ideas.

As we discover Dwight Tribe’s improvisational and fascinating universe a little more, the artist is set to release more material during the year. However, we will have to sit tight and wait for a while, as the dates are yet to be confirmed.

Words by: Lil Bonhomme

[NEWS] SECOND WAVE OF READING AND LEEDS ACTS ANNOUNCED

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Following the first wave of announcements late last year, the legendary festival revealed more acts that will be playing this year.

Acts include indie poster boys Two Door Cinema Club and one of 2014’s favourite acts Imagine Dragons. Also added to the bill, Parkway Drive, Fetty Wap, Nothing But Thieves, Jack Ü, Crystal Castles, Oliver Helens, Hannah Wants and The Internet.

However, the main feature of the announcement was that Foals and Disclosure will co-headline one of the nights, along with Red Hot Chili Peppers. The final headliner yet to be released.

Speaking to Newsbeat, Guy Lawrence (Disclosure) said that landing this headline slot was “humongous” and that having a dance act such as themselves playing on the main stage of what is predominantly a rock festival is a massive achievement.

Reading and Leeds festival takes place 26th-28th of August. For ticket purchases or anymore more information check the official festival website. Links below.

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Words by Izzy Minogue-Corps

[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] ADELE TO PERFORM AT GRAMMY AWARDS

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Queen Adele has been announced as one of the acts to perform at the 2016 Grammy Awards. The Weeknd are also on the bill for the prestigious event along with Kendrick Lamar who has been nominated for a mighty eleven awards.

Returning to the stage after four years, Adele will perform a track off her chart topping new album 25, which will be undoubtably breathtaking.

Also gracing the Grammy stage, Little Big Town who have been nominated for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Girl Crush“; and Best Country Album for Pain Killer.

Hosting the famous awards show is two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J for the fifth consecutive year.

The 58th annual Grammy Awards will take place Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday 15th February, 8pm US time.

Words by Lydia Smedley

[NEWS] FIRST WAVE OF GREAT ESCAPE ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

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The first wave of acts performing at next year’s Great Escape have been announced.

This year Mystery Jets, Beach Baby, Girli, Tigercub and Vant are heading up the UK contingent, with Australia’s Banff, Methyl Ethel and Owen Rabbit also appearing on the bill.

On Thursday the 19th May 2016 the All Saints Church will play host to a Spotlight show featuring Mura Masa, Oh Wonder and Shura.

The annual event takes place in Brighton every year and aims to showcase some of the best up and coming musical talent from around the world.

The full line-up can be found here: http://greatescapefestival.com/line-up/

Words by Shannon Cotton

[NEWS] READING AND LEEDS ANNOUNCE FIRST HEADLINER FOR 2016

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Reading and Leeds Festival have announced Red Hot Chili Peppers as the first headliner for the 2016 event.

Famous for tracks like Californication, By The Way and Can’t Stop, the exclusive booking is the first time the American band have headlined a UK festival since 2014.

Also added to the line-up for next year’s annual event are Manchester based bands The 1975, and Courteeners.

Returning from their headline performance in the Radio 1 Dance tent last year Boy Better Know will also be appearing in 2016.

Making up the rest of the first announcement are punk rock duo Slaves, bedroom beat maker RAT BOY, Spanish indie quartet Hinds, American duo Twenty One Pilots, Japanese metalcore outfit Crossfaith and Tottenham garage specialist DJ EZ.

The festival takes place at Reading’s Richfield Avenue and Leed’s Bramham Park during the 26th to 28th August 2016.

Words by Shannon Cotton

[NEWS] NME ANNOUNCE BLOC PARTY TO HEADLINE 2016 AWARDS TOUR

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Bloc Party have been announced to headline the NME Awards Tour that kicks off on the 29th January in Cardiff. The band are releasing their new album, ‘Hymns’ just ahead of the tour.

Alternative rock band Drenge have also been revealed as one of the support acts, the boys are really starting to make a name for themselves since exploding into the mainstream music scene in 2013 with their single ‘Bloodsports’.

Joining Bloc Party and Drenge on the famous tour is up-and-coming Essex lad, Rat Boy who seems to be all over the London music scene at the moment with his indie, hip-hop rock influenced music. And finally completing the bill with some Manchester grime, MC Bugzy Malone who has already been featured on BBC Radio 1Xtra’s live lounge.

The diverse lineup has sparked a lot of excitement with fans by showcasing some of the newest game changing artists which wont be underground for long.

Tickets are available nowhttp://nme.seetickets.com/tour/nme-awards-tour-2016/?pre=nmepre&src=nmepre

Tour Dates 

29 Jan 2016 – Cardiff Great Hall

30 Jan 2016 – Southampton O2 Guildhall

01 Feb 2016 – Bristol O2 Academy

02 Feb 2016 – Nottingham Rock City

04 Feb 2016 – Newcastle O2 Academy

05 Feb 2016 – Glasgow Barrowland

06 Feb 2016 – Manchester Academy

08 Feb 2016 – Leeds O2 Academy

09 Feb 2016 – Cambridge Corn Exchange 

11 Feb 2016 – London O2 Academy Brixton

12 Feb 2016 – Birmingham O2 Academy

Words by Lydia Smedley