We’d like to wish Mercury Rev a very happy release day for their new album, The Light In You. We’re thrilled to have them as part of the family!
THE LIGHT IN YOU
Watch the video for Are You Ready? below:
With the release of his hugely-anticipated third album Grey Tickles, Black Pressure just over a week away on Friday 9th October, and already the subject of rave reviews in the monthlies, JOHN GRANT has today announced news of an extensive UK and Ireland tour for early 2016. John has also announced news of a special Royal Albert Hall performance in June 2016. Upcoming UK/Ireland live dates below:
Monday 9 November – DUBLIN – Vicar Street **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Tuesday 10 November – DUBLIN – Vicar Street **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Thursday 12 November – LONDON – Hammersmith Apollo tickets
Friday 13 November – BRIGHTON – Dome **(SOLD-OUT!)**
Tuesday 26th January – GLASGOW – Royal Concert Hall tickets
Wednesday 27th January – BELFAST – Mandela Hall tickets
Thursday 28th January – CORK – Opera House tickets
Saturday 30th January – GALWAY – Seapoint tickets
Monday 1st February – COVENTRY – Warwick Arts Centre tickets
Wednesday 3rd February – CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange tickets
Thursday 4th February – SOUTHAMPTON – O2 Guildhall tickets
Friday 5th February – LEEDS – Town Hall tickets
Sunday 7th February – LIVERPOOL – Philharmonic Hall tickets
Monday 8th February – MANCHESTER – Albert Hall tickets
Wednesday 10th February – GATESHEAD – Sage tickets
Thursday 11th February – SHEFFIELD – Octagon Centre tickets
Wednesday 15th June – LONDON – Royal Albert Hall tickets
A full list of John’s global tour dates can be found on his website.
John recently premiered a video for current single ‘Disappointing’, which features Tracey Thorn on guest vocals. The video is directed by David Wilson who received a Grammy nomination for his work on Arcade Fire’s We Exist and recently collaborated with Tame Impala for their Let It Happen video. Click HERE to watch.
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure, recorded in Dallas with producer John Congleton (St Vincent, Franz Ferdinand), refines and entwines the two principal strands of Grant’s musical DNA, namely the sumptuous tempered ballad and the taut, fizzing electronic pop song. There are newer musical accomplishments across its panoply of towering sound, like the title track’s new steely demeanour, while the ominous drama of “Black Blizzard” echoes both John Carpenter and Bernard ‘Black Devil Disco Club’ Fevre’s beautiful and icy synthscapes. The contagious, gleeful “You And Him” marries buzzing rock with a squelchy electronic undertow, while orchestral drama swathes the bad-dreamy “Global Warming” and the album’s gorgeously aching widescreen finale “Geraldine”. John recently released a NSFW (or at least not for the squeamish!) album trailer featuring the title track which can be viewed HERE.
Grey Tickles, Black Pressure will be released 9th October on Bella Union.
Bella Union is very pleased to welcome Danish-quintet LOWLY to the family.
Their new EP ’Sink Way Into Me’ will be released on limited edition vinyl and digitally on Friday 30th October, featuring the new single ‘Fire’, which you can stream below…
LOWLY – ‘Fire’ –
Lowly appeared out of nowhere in April 2014 with the release of the bewitching ‘Daydreamers’ The sound, already so rich and full, was like being put under a magical spell.
Initially brought together- in hindsight I’d suggest by a visionary alchemist-purely to fulfil part of a short music project at the school they all attended, Nanna, Thomas, Steffen, Kasper and Soffie immediately found the chemistry so many musicians search years to find.
The individual influences of each, so different it seemed to begin with, truly give Lowly that unique sound, one that has been developing over the course of the last year. Recent shows and festivals have been received ecstatically and we were lucky enough to witness one of those performances at Spot Festival earlier this year. Quite simply, Lowly are one of the best young bands i have seen live in a long time. The music is at times intricate yet deep and sensual, the fascinating rhythms of drummer Steffen a perfect counterpoint to the gorgeous melodies of Soffie and Nanna. The overall effect of this in tandem with the liquid bass and keyboard lines creates a set that has you on the verge of crying and dancing all at the same time. There isn’t a band out there today like them, which is thrilling. To make music that is both emotional and influential at this early stage, shows that Lowly a band of limitless possibilities.
LOWLY will be visiting these shores in November to play a handful of shows. Those dates below…
Sunday 29th November – Brighton, Mutations Festival
Monday 30th November – Bristol, Start the Bus (Free show)
Tuesday 1st December – London, Servant Jazz Quarters