Red Bull Sound Select: Block Party Gives You Wings [Nas Media]

Saturday June 17th – Red Bull Sound Select threw quite the block party this past Saturday at the Drake Commissary in Toronto. The day party was scheduled to start at 3PM, however Toronto’s weather had something else planned for the city. There was an issued tornado warning for about two hours over the city but thankfully the Red Bull gods came through and brought some sun over the 6ix, with only a couple hours of the block party being delayed.

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Photos by Harrison Haines.

As the rain clouds began to part and the sun started to shine through, more and more guests started to arrive, ready to get their groove on to some great local acts and performances. Collectif Nude curated the event and they did a great job with all of the decorations, merchandise on site, and bringing their own style to the party.

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There were featured performances by MADDEE, Shagabond, Ralph, and Young Clancy. All of these artists brought a great crowd in front of their stage and brought some wicked vibes to the block party filled with positive energy and created a chill atmosphere with their upbeat pop and synth rhythms. There were also three DJ’s Jayemkayem, Max Melanin, and Ganbei, who brought some great hip-hop and deep house tunes for the crowd in between sets.

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Towards the evening, more and more guests started to show up and the entire lot was filled with smiling faces and happy dancers. This Red Bull Sound Select show was a complete success and we’re glad that we got to be a part of it! We’re hoping Red Bull Sound Select visits our city more often, they sure know how to throw a party.

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For a full set of photos, visit our Facebook page.

 

JFDR and The Floating Points Bring an Electric Show to The Danforth Music Hall

Tuesday, April 11 – JFDR and The Floating Points made their stop in our city of Toronto during the U.S. tour to give their fans an incredible performance at The Danforth Music Hall.
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We sent our photographer Harrison Haines to cover this show and he came back with nothing but great things to say about the show and how unique the performances were.
“The show went great! JFDR and Floating Points both had awesome performances. JFDR was a solo artist playing the guitar, singing the vocals and also using a mixer to add more sounds to her show. She had a very unique and serene like sound.  A great show to go to and just relax and listen.
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Floating Points were a four piece band (a guitar, bass, drummer and pianist/mixer).  They were definitely a louder band than JFDR with the drummer having crazy solos throughout. They also had a wild light show in the middle of the stage throughout the whole show.  A small box was shooting lines and lasers onto a circle  at the back of the stage.  Every spot on the circle that was touched by the lasers would stay lit up until the end of the song at which point a sacred geometry piece would be recognizable on the circle. It was very cool to see!  It was almost like a hologram.
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The venue was awesome it filled up instantly. It was a large hall with very tall ceilings made for the perfect acoustics for the unique sounds the mixer from Floating Points would constantly send through the speakers.”
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If you’re looking to see a psychedelic and unique show, then JFDR and The Floating Points is one for the books!
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INDOOR RECESS LEAVES THE NATION’S CAPITAL CELEBRATING

INDOOR RECESS LEAVES THE NATION’S CAPITAL CELEBRATING

MANAGEMENT AND PUBLICITY CLIENTS BRING HOME

THREE JUNO AWARDS

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THE STRUMBELLAS – SINGLE OF THE YEAR
A TRIBE CALLED RED – PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

GRIMES – VIDEO OF THE YEAR

ANNOUNCE WORLDWIDE MANAGEMENT DEALS WITH //AMISTAD// AND LONG RANGE HUSTLE

TORONTO, ON – Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – The 2017 JUNO Awards in Ottawa was a weekend of celebration, with Indoor Recess management/publicity client, The Strumbellas, winning Single of the Year for their monster hit, Spirits; publicity client, A Tribe Called Red being awarded Producer of the Year; and publicity client, Grimes, taking home a Video of the Year nod for Kill vs Maim. The Strumbellas and A Tribe Called Red both captivated the audience at the live award show broadcast on Sunday, April 2, with stunning live performances. The weekend kicked off with performances by publicity clients, and Electronic Album of the Year nominees, Harrison, and Holy Fuck, at Ottawa’s legendary, Zaphod Beeblebrox.

 

“It was a whirlwind of a weekend and I couldn’t be more proud,” reflected Joanne Setterington, Founder of Indoor Recess. “The Strumbellas and A Tribe Called Red were a huge part of the weekend and kept us on our toes!  It was awesome to celebrate along with them and all of the nominees and folks from the industry.”

 

Indoor Recess goes west, signing Vernon, BC five-piece alt-rock band, //AMISTAD//,  for a worldwide management deal.

 

“I’ve been talking with these guys for a little while and feel ridiculously excited to be working with them,” commented Joanne. “They’re amazing songwriters, strong performers and all five of them are tremendously dedicated to this band. Hearing songs like Darkerside and Human made my ears perk up right away and as soon as I saw them live, I knew I wanted to manage them.”

 

The Artist Management / Public Relations hybrid company is pleased to announce that Amanda McCauley has become partner, after spearheading the PR side for the last year.

 

Aven Hoffarth, who joined the management team a year ago, brings her client, Long Range Hustle, to the roster. Check out the five-piece Toronto indie-rockers’ video for Paddle Away, and catch them live at Grace O’Malleys in Toronto on April 21st for CMW.

 

“Amanda McCauley has been an integral part of this company for the past seven years,” says Joanne. “She was at the helm of the ship at Sunday’s red carpet at the JUNOs and taught me a thing or two! I’m grateful for and inspired by the leadership role she’s assumed on the PR side over the past year and I thoroughly enjoy talking strategy and planning with her. Aven Hoffarth lives and breathes management and is an absolute natural at it. I’m really honoured that she has brought Long Range Hustle into the family. We are a company of people that love what we do and take pride in the success our artists get to experience. I’m truly excited about the future!”

WayHome Announces Additional Acts to Artist Line Up

WAYHOME MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL ACTS FEATURING CAGE THE ELEPHANT, PORTER ROBINSON, FOSTER THE PEOPLE, MUTEMATH AND MORE
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WayHome Music & Arts Festival is thrilled to announce additional performers to the 2017 edition. Grammy award winning Kentucky rockers Cage the Elephant, DJ / Producer/ hit-maker Porter Robinson, melodic dance infused pop-rock duoFoster the People, New Orleans alternative rock act Mutemath and more join previously announced headlinersImagine Dragons, Frank Ocean and Flume. The three-day music and arts festival held at the custom-designed camping festival grounds, Burl’s Creek provides a unique music fan experience with late-night spectacles, international and local cuisine, original art installations and more.

“We’re thrilled to have such an amazing group of artists joining us for WayHome this year,” said Jacob Smid, Founder, Fource Entertainment. “From artists that sell out arenas, to those with deep catalogs as well as some of the year’s hottest discoveries, we have  without a doubt a lineup for this year’s festival that contains the broadest and most exciting music showcased in southern Ontario. We are proud to feature acts that both push the envelope and brings the hits.”

“The new additions to the WayHome 2017 lineup has really completed the multi-genre lineup for live music fans across Canada,” said Ryan Howes, Creative Director, Republic Live. “Only over an hour outside of Toronto, WayHome truly is the one-stop destination for music and art fans alike to enjoy a weekend of music, spectacles, food, libation and camping. The onsite experience this year will be one-of-a-kind and an expansion from WayHome 2016 and we are very excited for fans to see all we have to offer this summer.”

New additions to WayHome Music & Arts Festival 2017 line-up:
Cage the Elephant
Porter Robinson
Foster the People
Mutemath
Houndmouth
San Fermin
Haerts
Clairmont the Second

Media Accreditation is now open, to register visit here:
https://marcatoapp.com/forms/wayhome2017/mediarequestform

Ticket Info: A limited amount of General Admission Passes for $89.99 and VIP Day Passes for $219.99 will be released on Monday April 3 at 10AM EST. Tier 1 Three Day General Admission and VIP Passes are still available at $229.99 & $599.99 respectively. Fans are also able to use Payment Plans for purchases until Friday March 31st.

For WayHome media enquiries: sacha@worklate.ca.
For Republic Live media enquiries: tyannew@republiclive.com
 
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ABOUT WAYHOME
WayHome Music & Arts, produced by Republic Live, is a three-day music and arts festival held at the custom-designed camping festival grounds, Burl’s Creek. In it’s inaugural year, WayHome featured headliners Neil Young, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, along with Alt-J, Modest Mouse, Hozier and many more. In it’s second year, WayHome Music and Arts 2016 featured LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and The Killers, in addition to performances by Major Lazer, M83, HAIM, Metric, Chvrches, Ray LaMontagne, and 60+ more artists. The festival offers multiple stages, a variety of late-night spectacles and experiences, international and local cuisine, an on-site locally produced farmers market, original art installations – past artists include internally acclaimed artist such as; DoLab and Angus Watt, and more to 40,000+ fans over the course of the weekend. WayHome Music and Arts was recently awarded the New Kid on the Block (Best New Festival) award and was nominated for Major Festival of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Music Awards. Save the date for 2017 as WayHome will be taking place July 28th – 30th 2017 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds.

LINKS

http://wayhome.com/

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WAYHOME ANNOUNCES 2017 ARTIST LINE UP

WAYHOME MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES LINE-UP FEATURING IMAGINE DRAGONS, FRANK OCEAN, FLUME, JUSTICE, SOLANGE AND MORE

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Republic Live, organizers of WayHome Music and Arts Festival are pleased to announce the 2017 line-up with headliners Imagine Dragons, Frank Ocean, and Flume. Music fans will once again have the opportunity to see some of the greatest musical acts, across all genres, share a stage at the custom-designed camping and festival grounds, Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, in Oro-Medonte fromJuly 28-30. Indie-pop rock, Grammy Live Performance Award winners, Imagine Dragons, critically acclaimed, cutting edge R&B rap artist Frank Ocean, and double platinum 2017 Grammy award winning Australian producer Flume will headline the main stage. The 2017 headliners will be joined by France’s electronic-duo Justice, chart topping singer-songwriter of the standout 2016 release “A Seat at the table” and Grammy award winner Solange, one of the hottest electronic music DJs and producers Marshmello, Grammy nominated rapper Schoolboy Q, multi-platinum Australian singer-songwriter Vance Joy, Canadian indie-pop and multiple Juno nominees Tegan and Sara, power alt-pop tunesmiths The Shins, whose much anticipated fifth studio album will be soon released, and many more.

“We are thrilled to share our WayHome 2017 line-up with our fans,” said Ryan Howes, Creative Director, WayHome Music and Arts. “Entering our third year of WayHome we are not only excited about our amazing headliners but also extremely pleased about acts such as Constantines, Jagwar Ma, Allan Rayman, Jazz Cartier, PUP, Royal Blood and more. The overall line-up shows just how eclectic WayHome Music & Arts has become in it’s early years and we’d like to thank our talent booking partners, Fource Entertainment Canada, for curating such a well rounded program to appeal to music lovers of all genres. In addition to a stacked line up, WayHome will again offer the best in art installations, late night entertainment, food and beverage curation and some of the best camping Canada has to offer.”

Full-event passes will go on-sale Friday, February 17, 2017 at 10 A.M. EST only at www.wayhome.com – with Tier 1 General Admission passes priced at $229.99 and VIP passes priced at $599.99.

WayHome Music and Arts Festival 2017 line-up:
Imagine Dragons – Frank Ocean – Flume
Justice – Solange – Marshmello – Vance Joy
Schoolboy Q –– Tegan and Sara – The Shins
Allan Rayman
Andy Shauf
Banks
Begonia
Belle Game
Blossoms
Car Seat Headrest
Charles Bradley and His Extraordinaires
Charlotte Cardin
Colony House
Constantines
Daniel Caesar
Danny Brown
Darcys
Dashboard Confessional
Death From Above 1979
FLAKES
Gabrielle Shonk
Harrison Brome
HONNE
Hundred Waters
Illenium
Jagwar Ma
Jahkoy
Jazz Cartier
Louis The Child
Magic Giant
Margaret Glaspy
Mitski
Mura Masa
NOBRO
Noname
Pat Lok
Phantogram
Picture This
Poliça
PUP
Rag’n’Bone Man
Royal Blood
Russ
Skott
Tanya Tagaq
The Dirty Nil
The Drums
The Hunna
The Naked and Famous
THEY.

For WayHome media enquiries: sacha@worklate.ca
For Republic Live media enquiries: tyannew@republiclive.com

ABOUT WAYHOME
WayHome Music & Arts, produced by Republic Live, is a three-day music and arts festival held at the custom-designed camping festival grounds, Burl’s Creek. In it’s inaugural year, WayHome featured headliners Neil Young, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, along with Alt-J, Modest Mouse, Hozier and many more. In it’s second year, WayHome Music and Arts 2016 featured LCD Soundsystem, Arcade Fire and The Killers, in addition to performances by Major Lazer, M83, HAIM, Metric, Chvrches, Ray LaMontagne, and 60+ more artists. The festival offers multiple stages, a variety of late-night spectacles and experiences, international and local cuisine, an on-site locally produced farmers market, original art installations – past artists include internally acclaimed artist such as; DoLab and Angus Watt, and more to 40,000+ fans over the course of the weekend. WayHome Music and Arts was recently awarded the New Kid on the Block (Best New Festival) award and was nominated for Major Festival of the Year at the 2016 Canadian Music Awards. Save the date for 2017 as WayHomewill be taking place July 28th – 30th 2017 at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds. www.wayhome.com.

ABOUT REPUBLIC LIVE
Republic Live is a Canadian-owned live entertainment company founded in 2011, with offices in Toronto, Ontario and Nashville, Tennessee. Republic Live takes pride in creating world-class, fan-centric, time of your life experiences. The company works with a multitude of partners on a variety of platforms to create unique experiences for fans, artists, industry partners and sponsors. Republic Live’s two flagship events are Boots and Hearts Music Festival, Canada’s largest camping and country music festival and WayHome Music & Arts Festival, a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour, and spectacle.

ABOUT FOURCE ENTERTAINMENT CANADA 
Fource Entertainment Canada is a company founded in 2016 with a mission to deliver the best music and experiences to as many fans as possible across the country in partnership with leading artists, partners and venues.  Fource’s heritage stems from a group of people who have been part of the creation, evolution and management of some of Canada’s premiere concerts, festivals and branded events over the past 20 years.  Fource is the exclusive talent booking agency for the 2017 editions of WayHome, Boots & Hearts, NXNE Port Lands, and The Big Feastival Canada festivals.

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HOLY HOLY UNVEIL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘ELEVATOR’

HOLY HOLY UNVEIL VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘ELEVATOR’

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Holy Holy have today unveiled the video for their latest single, ‘Elevator’, and have recently revealed details of their highly anticipated sophomore LP. The new album, ‘Paint’, is set for release on February 24, 2017, and is available for pre-order now – HERE.

The video was directed by ARIA nominated writer/director, Charlie Ford, (Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy), who also directed the clip for You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog. Filmed in Sydney, Fordcomments, “The film was inspired by the key themes of memory, history and the undying connection that lovers share”. Timothy Carroll from Holy Holy adds, “The song has a story built into it so for this clip we wanted to just tell that story. So this clip is like a short film based on one night in the lives of two people who are ex-lovers seeing each other for the first time in a couple of years.”

Elevator’ propels the band’s sonic development into a new exploratory territory, with driving guitar lines, arpeggiated synths and a chorus that will not leave your head. It is the second single to be lifted off the forthcoming record, and an electrifying follow up to first single ‘Darwinism’, which reached #1 Most Played on Triple J.

It has been a remarkably eventful year for Holy Holy, who in November finished up an international tour in support of ‘Darwinism’ which included sold out shows all over the world, packed showcases at Reeperbahn festival in Germany, their third sold out London show, and an intimate performance of Darwinism for the world renowned Mahogany Sessions/Distiller Music in the UK and a performance on the DIY stage in Hamburg. Throughout the year the band have also been writing and recording their new LP, eagerly anticipated by both press and fans alike, which will be released in February 2017. Holy Holy’s debut album came in at #11 on the ARIA Chart, and the last few years have seen the band play steadily growing venues to packed out, adoring fans, and has also seen an exciting, much discussed development in the band’s songwriting and direction.

Both “Elevator” and “Darwinism” are eligible for voting in this year’s Triple J Hottest 100. You can vote here – http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100/16/
Stream single: ELEVATOR                    Watch the video: ELEVATOR         Pre-Order the album: PAINT
Praise for Elevator & reviews from their recent international Darwinism tour
“A driving relentless rock banger” – WILD N FREE, UK
“The band’s 2015 debut When The Storms Would Come was one of the most mature, well-crafted releases of the year. If new single Elevator is anything to go by, it sounds like the band is backing it up with another sensational release. The track slowly ascends to the heavens with a joyous guitar solo erupting out of the chorus, providing the song with the fuel needed to shoot onwards to a triumphant finish.” – HOWL & ECHOES
“Elevator is crammed with arpeggiated synth complimented perfectly by strong guitar riffs and a chorus that hasn’t left my head since I first heard it… Like an elevator, this band is ascending into one of the best bands around at the minute.” – MOJO 20, UK
“It’s another stellar slice of indie rock, with shimmery guitars and a chorus that should have you punching your fist in the air.” – SOUNDS OF OZ
“Elevator” is a classic upbeat burner that features swells of guitars and Timothy Carroll’s beautifully rich vocals…. The chorus will ring true of melancholy shoe-gaze rockers The War of Drugs- a substantial progression from Holy Holy’s earlier pastoral-rock sound. (Elevator) – THE AU REVIEW
“Last year saw Holy Holy gain worldwide success with a collection of songs showing raw power and songwriting talent. This talent continues to shine through in their live shows” – CREATION PRESS, UK
“Holy Holy put on a rock performance of biblical proportions. Oscar Dawson’s guitar skills won the night, receiving monumental praise from the bewildered punters with every riff. Holy Holy treated attendants to a lengthy set, energetically orchestrated by lead singer Timothy Carroll.” – THE MUSIC
“In a modern, music industry that is a perpetual fight for life and survival, Holy Holy are armed with adaptations that ensure they stand out from the pack.”  – SCENESTR
“The guitar-driven track, filled with exuberant synths and meticulous drum-work, easily serves the rich upbeat chorus which will immediately get you up on your feet. One or two hip sways to the catchy rhythms and smooth vocals, and you’re being left with a joyous sensation before even realising it.” – GIG GOER
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AS IT IS RELEASE NEW SONG NO WAY OUT

AS IT IS RELEASE NEW SONG
NO WAY OUT FROM
FORTHCOMING ALBUM OKAY.

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NEW ALBUM OUT JANUARY 20, 2017

Toronto, ON – December 1st, 2016 – Brighton, UK’s, As It Is, has released the third track, No Way Out, from their highly-anticipated sophomore album, okay., set to release January 20, 2017Digital and physical pre-orders are available now, where singles OkayPretty Little Distance, and No Way Out are all available as instant downloads with each pre-order.

 

No Way Out follows the album’s title track, and Pretty Little Distance, and deals with the same events and feelings that inspired the first single. Vocalist, Patty Walters, states, “No Way Out is about the desperation and exhaustion from struggling, when your best intentions and attempts seemingly lead you nowhere. Musically, the song is fast, dark, and aggressive, so we wrote lyrics that would parallel and compliment those qualities. Overall, our lyrics on this record are more honest and vulnerable than ever, and this song’s bridge especially is a prime example of that.”

To celebrate the release, the band will be doing a Live Chat on their Facebook page at 12pm PST, with the track going on digital platforms at 9pm PST.

okay. aims to bring a truly relatable and deeply personal story to the band’s audience — a conceptual world that puts listeners in the band’s shoes and conveys a common realization that it’s ‘okay’ to not be ‘okay.’ Working with producer Mike Green (Pierce The Veil, All Time Low), As It Is use the record to trek through intimate experiences surrounding their personal lives and everyday battles that they hope will resonate with fans in a unique way, leaving them with lasting encouragement and inspiration.

As It Is will kick off a string of headline dates in Australia on January 31, before heading out on an EU/UK tour as support to State Champs, starting on February 21. Scroll down for a full list of tour dates.

About As It Is

The transatlantic pop-rock quintet hails from Brighton, UK, consisting of Patty Walters (vocals), Benjamin Biss (vocals, guitar), Andy Westhead (guitar), Patrick Foley (drums), Alistair Testo (bass). As It Is has successfully established an ever-growing, devout fan following with their heart-on-sleeve, honest and relatable lyrics, charged with pop-rock melodies, and has steadily built their reputation as one of UK’s brightest new names with the 2015 release of their debut album, Never Happy, Ever After, which was noted by Rock Sound as “everything a modern pop-punk album should be,” and by Outburn Magazine as “an impressive first outing that sets the stage for As It Is’ bright future.” The band was noted as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2015, voted Best British Newcomer by Rock Sound in their Reader’s Poll, and lead singer Patty Walters was featured on the cover of their New Music Issue. The band has crisscrossed the U.S. as a standout act on the Vans Warped Tour 2015, have shared the stage with Mayday Parade, Real Friends, and This Wild Life, among many others, and were nominated for Best International Band in the Alternative Press Awards 2016. With the release of their second, full-length album, Okay., As It Is push themselves both musically and lyrically to craft their most personal and honest record to date, and stand poised for their biggest year yet.

AS IT IS TOUR DATES 

JAPAN HEADLINE

Jan 26 – Osaka @ SOCORE FACTORY
Jan 27 – Nagoya @ 3STAR
Jan 28 – Tokyo @ GARRET

AUSTRALIA HEADLINE

Jan 31 – Perth @ YMCA HQ

Feb 1 – Perth @ Rosemount Hotel

Feb 2 – Brisbane @ The Brightside

Feb 3 – Brisbane @ The Lab

Feb 4 – Sydney @ The Lair

Feb 5 – Sydney @ The Lair

Feb 7 – Newcastle @ Drone

Feb 10 – Melbourne @ The Evelyn Hotel

Feb 11 – Melbourne @ The Evelyn Hotel

Feb 12 – Adelaide @ Fowler’s Live

 

w/ STATE CHAMPS

Feb 21 – Bilbao, Spain @ Stage Live

Feb 22 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzamatazz

Feb 23 – Madrid, Spain @ El Sol

Feb 25 – Paris, France @ La Boule Noire

Feb 26 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Melkweg

Feb 28 – Cologne, Germany @ Luxor

Mar 1 – Hamburg, Germany @ Logo

Mar 2 – Berlin, Germany @ Bi Nuu

Mar 3 – Vienna, Austria @ Arena

Mar 5 – Milano, Italy @ Legend Club

Mar 6 – Karlsruhe, Germany @ Die Stadtmitte

Mar 7 – Antwerpen, Belgium @ Trix

Mar 9 – Southampton, UK @ Engine Rooms

Mar 10 – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy

Mar 11 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz

Mar 13 – Newcastle, UK @ Riverside

Mar 14 – Glasgow, UK @ Garage

Mar 16 – Leeds, UK @ Beckett Uni

Mar 17 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute

Mar 18 – London, UK @ O2 Forum

 

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Small Feet Stream ‘Dreaming The Dream’ EP Via Pandora | Digital Only EP ‘Dreaming The Dream’ Out 12/9 Via Barsuk

SMALL FEET STREAM ‘DREAMING THE DREAM’ EP
VIA PANDORA

NEW EP ‘DREAMING THE DREAM’ OUT 12/9 ON BARSUK

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LISTEN & SHARE: SMALL FEET – ‘DREAMING THE DREAM’ EP

“Lead single “Liar Behind The Sun” is a little more sprightly than what Small Feet usually do, and may remind you of the Shins just a bit.” – Brooklyn Vegan

Pandora has premiered the new EP from Small Feet entitled, ‘Dreaming The Dream’ which will be released on digital-only format 12/9 via Barsuk Records. Also be sure to check out their debut album ‘From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean‘ which was released last year.

It seems baffling that a songwriter as adept as Stockholm’s Simon Stålhamre, the gentleman behind Small Feet, only released his debut From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean last year. Things apparently don’t get finished when one’s interest is always sprinting to the next experiment, and Stålhamre’s stumble towards discovery began around the time he was 15, when he decided to quit school. Though he was – and remains – possessed of a natural intelligence and a gift for music, he was also shuffling a pack of demons that provoked an increasingly reclusive lifestyle. So, instead of attending school, he employed TV as his academic mentor – learning English from the American shows that dominated his small country’s schedules – while, all the time, building up a catalogue of songs.

After years of writing songs for himself and keeping tapes stored in a closet in his parents’ home, Stålhamre connected with ex-pat American Jacob Snavely and drummer Christopher Cantillo to form Small Feet.  The band recorded their debut From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean in a home studio located in one of a cluster of historically protected, 18th century cabins on Södermalm, an island in central Stockholm. Owned by the government, the cabins are leased to artists in a typically Swedish gesture of social democracy, and Stålhamre’s uncle passed his contract on to his musical nephew. Just like his predecessor, Stålhamre calls it Kvastis – a contraction of its original name, Kvastmakartrapan, which refers to the broom makers who once occupied the cabins – and converted the humble building into a recording studio.

Released in 2015 on Barsuk Records the album received rave reviews and the band toured both Europe and the United States. While working on their follow-up (to be released in early 2017) the band revisited a few unfinished gems from the From Far Enough Away.. sessions to bring us the Dreaming The Dream EP.

Like Jason Molina, Stålhamre has a voice that can swim out of a sinking heart. His emotional subtlety calls upon the dry humour of Bill Callahan, and there’s a buoyancy to his language that floats his warm tenor, while at the same time allowing him to echo Daniel Johnston’s inspired innocence.   Tracks like the opener “Hymn”, which comes in at barely over a minute, show Stålhamre’s ability to state a simple beautiful truth with stunning minimalism.  While “A Winter Coat On Bare Bones” could have very well been a recently discovered Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere outtake.

PRE-ORDER ‘DREAMING THE DREAM EP’ NOW AT iTUNES:
http://apple.co/2fWQv19

Praise for Small Feet’s debut From Far Enough Away Everything Sounds Like The Ocean

“Both mighty and fragile … an arresting fusion of widescreen Americana and heart-tugging Nordic melancholy… excellent. (8/10)” – Uncut

“Quality Swedish folk pop trio led by Simon Stalhamre whose cracked tenor is a vessel for unsettling emotional truths.” (4 stars) – MOJO

“The debut album from Swedish folk rockers Small Feet, whose guitar-driven refrains call to mind Band of Horses and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.” – The New York Times

“Band to watch: Stockholm’s Small Feet. Crazy beautiful stuff.” – Russ Borris (WFUV)

LINKS
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1.Hymn
2.Liar Behind The Sun
3.One At The Helm
4.Smoke And Mirrors
5.A Winter Coat On Bare Bones
6.Here’s To Violence
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Parcels shares new single + EP due January 27

PARCELS SHARES NEW SINGLE

HIDEOUT 
EP DUE JANUARY 27 VIA MAISON KITSUNÉ

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LISTEN: “Older”
Parcels are back today to share the third single from their forthcoming EP, Hideout, due out January 27th on Maison Kitsune. “Older” is a step away from the band’s usual driving, disco feel and looks to a more intimate side of the five piece. Playful guitar and bass lines paired with lyrics full of self doubt make the track a bittersweet contrast. A desperate mood can be felt over the breezy tune, leaving an uncertainty that is worth revisiting.
Check out “Older” above and stay tuned for the full details on the forthcoming EP.
Praise for Parcels:

“Prepare to want to dance the way nobody has danced since flares were invented”
– NOISEY
 
“Parcels’ avant pop is wholly engrossing yet difficult to define.”
– CLASH
“inspires daydreams of Daft Punk frolicking through colourful 70s roller discos.”
– WONDERLAND
 
“Parcels make slick, funky synth pop morsels that melt in your ears”
 

 STEREOGUM
“begs to be played on repeat”
– THE LINE OF BEST FIT
About Parcels:
Parcels is Patrick Hetherington, Louie Swain, Noah Hill, Anatole Serret and Jules Crommelin. The five piece formed in 2014 during their final year of high school and recorded their first, self-produced EP. Well received in Australia and Europe the debut represented the first recording ever produced by its members, where wide synth soundscapes and an electronic rhythm section meet lively guitars and five part vocal harmony. Shortly after their first release, Parcels left Australia for Berlin where they currently reside. On stage, their live set is consistently energetic: a different, more organic spin on their tracks provides an electronic disco channeling the soulfulness of early Chic. Captivating, vital, and musically impressive.
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SOLANO covers Stevie Nicks on “Edge of Seventeen”

SOLANO covers Stevie Nicks on “Edge of Seventeen”

Featuring songstress Taylr Renee

Out now on Aftercluv

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Following his successful collaboration with Landis on “Trouble”, as well as a special performance at the Latin Grammys, Miami-based producer SOLANO has returned with another infectious dance record titled “Edge of Seventeen,” available now via Aftercluv.

 

The feel-good tropical house-infused tune is a cover of the iconic Stevie Nicks ballad, and is guided by soaring, powerful vocals from Los Angeles-based songstress Taylr Renee. Dance music veteran SOLANO infuses traditional house elements into the instantly recognizable hit to create a radio-ready anthem perfect for sunset parties or top-down cruises along South Beach.

 

As a staple headliner for festivals across the world, the Colombia-born artist boasts an impeccable reputation as a live DJ, and has followed suit with commendable production. Having released music on some of dance music’s most respected labels including Spinnin’ Records, Ultra Records and Big Beat, and garnering support from the likes of R3hab, Tiesto and The Bingo Players, SOLANO has established himself as a prominent producer that is taking the club scene by storm.

 

SOLANO on Tour

12/10: Fresno, CA – Life In Color at Fresno Convention Center

1/28: Miami, FL – Life In Color at Mana Wynwood & RC Cola Plant

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