Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquire music catalogue from Timbaland

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquire music catalogue from Timbaland

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited acquire music catalogue from Timbaland

The Board of Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has acquired a music catalogue from Timbaland, an American record producer, rapper, singer, songwriter and DJ who is widely regarded as the most successful and influential producer in the history of Hip Hop.

Timbaland has received 13 Grammy Award nominations, winning two, and has produced some of the most important albums of the last 25 years including Nelly Furtado’s ‘Loose’, three Platinum and Multi-Platinum Missy Elliot albums and all of Justin Timberlake’s albums which have reached Number 1 across the world.

‘Loose’, released in 2006, was Nelly Furtado’s first Number 1 album selling over 12 million copies globally and includes the US Number 1 singles ‘Promiscuous’ and ‘Say it Right’ in addition to the iconic Platinum certified ‘Maneater’.

Justin Timberlake’s albums have sold an aggregate 32 million copies globally and include the 2006 hit Songs ‘SexyBack’ which was certified 3x Platinum in the US and reached Number 1 in 9 Countries including the US and UK; ‘My Love’ and ‘What Goes Around…Comes Around’, both Number 1s and certified Platinum in the US as well as the 3x Platinum ‘Suit and Tie’ released in 2012.

The Catalogue also contains Songs performed by some of the biggest global Hip Hop and R&B artists such as AaliyahJay-Z50 CentMadonna, 2 PAC, RihannaOneRepublic and Drake. These include Jay Z’s 4x Platinum ‘Holy Grail’ featuring Justin Timberlake released in 2011 and Aaliyah’s US Number 1 ‘Try Again’ released in 2000.

In addition, Timbaland has had significant commercial success as a solo artist with his 2007 Platinum album ‘Shock Value’ which featured the US Number 1s ‘Give It to Me’ featuring Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake; ‘Apologise’ featuring OneRepublic; and the 3x Platinum ‘The Way I Are’ featuring Keri Hilson, D.O.E. and Sebastian.

The Timbaland catalogue that Hipgnosis has acquired comprises 108 albums and songs. 

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said:

“Ask any of today’s greatest creators who their biggest influences are and the one name that appears on everybody’s list is Timbaland. His iconic records with Aaliyah, Jay Z, Missy Elliot, Nelly Furtado, and Justin Timberlake amongst many others are iconic and will be remembered forever.” 

Timbaland said: 

Merck is a visionary who I know appreciates the value of my musical life work. My music is in great hands.” 

Gary Marella, Manager to Timbaland, said: 

“It’s important to all creators that their work is in the right hands. Merck’s respect for music creators is unparalleled. We are pleased to have part of Tim’s iconic catalogue with Merck and Hipgnosis.”  

For further information, please contact:

The Family (Music) LimitedMerck Mercuriadis Tel: +44 (0)1481 742742
N+1 SingerJames Maxwell / James Moat (Corporate Finance)Alan Geeves / James Waterlow / Sam Greatrex (Sales) Tel: +44 (0)20 7496 3000
J.P. Morgan Cazenove – Joint Corporate BrokerWilliam Simmonds / Ed Murray / Jérémie Birnbaum (Corporate Finance)James Bouverat / Eddie Nissen (Sales) Tel: +44 (0)20 7742 4000
The Outside OrganisationAlan Edwards / Nick CaleyTel: +44 (0)7711 081 843
KIM PETRAS ANNOUNCES “THE CLARITY TOUR” UK AND EUROPEAN DATES

KIM PETRAS ANNOUNCES “THE CLARITY TOUR” UK AND EUROPEAN DATES

KIM PETRAS ANNOUNCES “THE CLARITY TOUR” UK AND EUROPEAN DATES

Pre-sale tickets available tomorrow here
General on-sale Friday 18 October, 8:00AM BST – visit kimpetras.com

Following the success of her sold-out, first ever headline tour this summer, Kim Petras is returning to UK and Europe with “The Clarity Tour” in early 2020. The European leg, which sees Kim play her biggest London venue yet at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 11 February, will also include her first headline shows in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow. Pre-sale tickets are available tomorrow (15 October) and general on-sale is this Friday 18 October. Full UK and European tour dates below. For ticketing details, visit kimpetras.com .
 
Coinciding with the announcement of “The Clarity Tour”, Kim will premiere the official music video for ‘Icy’ tomorrow, Tuesday 15 October at 2.00PM BST. Watch here. ‘Icy’ – taken from Kim’s critically-lauded project “Clarity” – is Scott Mills’ ‘Tune of The Week’ on BBC Radio 1. The stormy electro-pop break-up anthem, alongside other singles, saw Kim dominate Spotify’s New Music Friday’ and Apple Music’s ‘Best of The Week’ for 10 consecutive weeks. Stream the “Clarity” project here

Kim Petras recently released her Halloween-inspired project “TURN OFF THE LIGHT”, ahead of the spooky season. Stream here. The bloodthirsty 17-track project includes five new spine-chilling singles including ‘There Will Be Blood’, plus tracks from her critically-acclaimed “TURN OFF THE LIGHT Vol. 1”. Additionally, with the limited edition pink swirl version selling out at Urban Outfitters, “TURN OFF THE LIGHT Vol. 1” is now available on vinyl in neon pink via Amazon. Order here. Kim also features on ‘How It’s Done’ with Kash Doll, ALMA and Stefflon Don – the anthemic opening track from the forthcoming Charlie’s Angels original motion picture soundtrack.
 
2019 has been an explosive year for Kim which saw the rising pop sensation sell-out her first ever headline shows in New York City, Los Angeles, Sydney and Melbourne before headlining Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. While in Australia, Kim also made a pop-up appearance to perform alongside Rita Ora on her “Phoenix World Tour”. In the summer, Kim played her first UK festivals Reading & Leeds festivals, and Manchester Pride, alongside Ariana Grande. While in the UK, Kim played a sold-out headline show at London’s Heaven, attracting rave reviews.

With 2018’s ‘Heart to Break’, Kim established herself as a pop force to watch for. The German-born artist has racked up over 215 million global streams to date, earning her admirers like Ariana Grande, Demi Lovato and Miley Cyrus. Kim, who is a self-directing independent artist and songwriter, debuted with the #1 Spotify Global Viral 50 bop ‘I Don’t Want It At All’, which features a cameo by Paris Hilton in the music video. Since then, the singer-songwriter’s trajectory has boomed, seeing her tapped for collaborations with Charli XCXSOPHIECheat Codes and MAX.

 “THE CLARITY TOUR” 2020 UK and EUROPEAN DATES
24 January – Melkweg Main Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 January – Docks, Hamburg, Germany
27 January – Vega, Copenhagen, Denmark
29 January – Metropol, Berlin, Germany
30 January – Zappa, Antwerp, Germany
1 February – Live Music Hall, Cologne, Germany
2 February – Le Trianon, Paris, France
4 February – Academy Dublin, Ireland
5 February – Garage, Glasgow, Scotland
7 February – Academy 2, Birmingham, United Kingdom
8 February – Academy 2, Manchester, United Kingdom
11 February – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, United Kingdom

Follow Kim Petras:
Instagram: @kimpetras
Twitter: @kimpetras
Facebook: /kimpetras
 
Press contact – The Outside Organisation:
David Lim – david.lim@outside-org.co.uk
Nathan Diamond – nathan.diamond@outside-org.co.uk

AN INCREDIBLE EVENING AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL  THAT CONTINUED DECCA’S TRIUMPHANT  90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

AN INCREDIBLE EVENING AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL THAT CONTINUED DECCA’S TRIUMPHANT 90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Photo by Joseph Eley

AN INCREDIBLE EVENING AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
 THAT CONTINUED DECCA’S TRIUMPHANT 
90TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS

Last night, Classic FM Live welcomed a star-studded array of musicians from Decca Records to the iconic stage of the Royal Albert Hall.

What continues to set Decca apart from the rest is its innate ability to cherry pick the finest talent from all ages and backgrounds, and yesterday’s line up was a testament to this. Staged by Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station, the concert featured artists from the young pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason, part of the incredibly gifted and hardworking Kanneh-Mason family, to Britain’s Got Talent winner Colin Thackery, who at 89 years young, is nearly as old as Decca itself!

Both epitomise the diversity of Decca, and produced incredible performances to a packed-out audience. This was Colin’s debut at the Royal Albert Hall, but given the fervour for his rendition of “I Vow To Thee My Country”, expect it not to be the last. Isata similarly made her debut solo appearance at London’s landmark venue, showcasing her prowess behind the piano as she reworked two pieces from Chopin.

Broadcaster and chart-topping choirmaster Gareth Malone exclusively announced on stage the news of his forthcoming album, Music For Healing – which will see him return to his first instrument, the piano. He looked completely at ease behind the keys, performing the stunning album tracks “January” and “December”.

Talented British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor performed Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”, fusing jazz and classical music to conjure up images of 1920s Manhattan – conducted by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s Stephen Barlow.

Classic FM’s Composer-in-Residence Debbie Wiseman OBE offered a world premiere of the “Decca Anthem”, with the song’s melody built on the notes D, E, C, C, A, and featuring a Latin text inspired by the pioneering qualities of the label. It was a truly beautiful body of work that had the audience on its feet from one of the UK’s most successful female composers.

As the spectacular fireworks display closed out the evening, it offered time to reflect on what’s been an incredible year of celebrations for Decca’s 90thbirthday. The label has featured at iconic British institutions such as the V&A Museum, The British Library and the Royal Albert Hall, published the gorgeous The Supreme Record Company: The Story Of Decca Records 1929-2019 bookreleased the critically-acclaimed Ron Howard-directed Pavarotti feature film – and there’s still even more to come, including an appearance at the Cheltenham International Book Festival this week.

Looking at last night’s incredible performers and to the countless other current stars at Decca, the future of the label looks to be as exciting, exhilarating and unpredictable as its eminent past.

Classic FM Live will be broadcast tonight from 8pm to 10pm on Classic FM, available across the UK on 100-102 FM, DAB digital radio, at ClassicFM.com and on the Classic FM and Global Player apps.

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NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS  New Album GHOSTEEN  OUT NOW

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS New Album GHOSTEEN OUT NOW

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS New Album GHOSTEEN OUT NOW

Ghosteen, the new two part album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, is out now across all digital platforms.

Vinyl and CD will be released on Friday 8 November, pre-order now at nickcave.com/ghosteen 

The first chance to listen to the new album, Ghosteen premiered globally in full last night on YouTube, accompanied by a video revealing words and lyrics in a beautiful, ethereal cloudscape that shifted in colour and made subtle references to each song, watch here.

In addition, listening sessions simultaneously took place in independent record shops across the world, with fans gathering to experience the music together.

The album was first revealed by Nick Cave on The Red Hand Files in direct response to a question from a fan.

Track Listing:

Part One

1 Spinning Song 4:44 

2 Bright Horses 4.53 

3 Waiting for You  3:55 

4 Night Raid  5:08 

5 Sun Forest  6:48 

6 Galleon Ship  4:15 

7 Ghosteen Speaks  4:03 

8 Leviathan  4:48

Part Two

1 Ghosteen  12:11

2 Fireflies  3:23

3 Hollywood  14:13

‘The songs on the first album are the children. 
The songs on the second album are their parents. 
Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.’
Nick Cave

The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles. Cover painting by Tom duBois.
Nick Cave – vocals, piano, synthesizer, backing vocalWarren Ellis – synthesizer, loops, flute, violin, piano, backing vocals Thomas Wydler – drumsMartyn Casey – bassJim Sclavunos – vibraphone, percussionGeorge Vjestica – guitar

Ghosteen is the seventeenth studio album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, following 2016’s Skeleton Tree, and will be released via Ghosteen Ltd.

Nick Cave is currently in North America on his Conversations tour.

“….stunning double album that sets desperation against empathy and faith. On one level, it shouldn’t be surprising that it’s as good as it is……Nevertheless, listening to Ghosteen, it’s very hard indeed not to be taken aback”

The Guardian *****

“an extraordinary album brimming with agony, honesty and quiet wonder”

The i ****

“fantastical splendour”

The Times *****

“grand in design and filled with rare beauty and profound, poetic lyrics”

The Sun *****

nickcave.com

For further information please contact The Outside Organisation 

020 7436 3633 

Chris.goodman@outside-org.co.uk

Suzie.fellows@outside-org.co.uk

Bang Bang Romeo Announce new single featuring Example

Bang Bang Romeo Announce new single featuring Example

Watch The Video

Listen here: https://bangbangromeo.ffm.to/loveyourself

Hot off the heels of touring sold-out stadiums with icon P!NK on her record-breaking, 10th highest grossing tour of all time in UK and Europe, Yorkshire trio BANG BANG ROMEO release an explosive and heart-felt track titled ‘Love Yourself’ which features global artist EXAMPLE.

Example has a mammoth 15 UK Top 40 singles to his name, topping the charts with two #1 singles and a #1 album, Won’t Go Quietly

Bang Bang Romeo went into the studio with EXAMPLE after meeting him at an event in London and with the chemistry between them all the song came together in a matter of hours. Example and Bang Bang Romeo filmed the video for “Love Yourself” in between their hectic schedules and across the Globe, with Example filming his parts from Australia and Bang Bang Romeo filming theirs backstage in stadiums across Europe.

The song is about the unconditional love that we show to others but rarely show ourselves. The track showcases the fiery vocals of front-woman Anastasia “Stars” Walker, reinforcing the message of self-love, body positivity and self-acceptance. To Stars, accepting, believing in and loving one’s self is paramount, she states:

 “For whatever reason, the unconditional love we show to others we rarely show ourselves. If I could give my fiancée one gift it would be for her to see herself through my eyes. She’d never not love herself again. We all know someone who forgets to love themselves – this track is the reminder. It was brilliant working with Example on this track. Funny as f***, genuine geezer, and inspiringly talented”. – Stars, Bang Bang Romeo

Example echoes this sentiment:

“Love Yourself is one of my favourite songs of my career to date that I’ve been involved with. The message is so strong. Every one of us in the studio that day knew someone who had so much love to give others but had forgotten to love the most important person – themselves. The video came together just as easily as the song. Both are absolutely beautifully crafted pieces of art, art that came easily but also with an important message” – Example.

Bang Bang Romeo are releasing their much-anticipated debut album ‘A Heartbreaker’s Guide To The Galaxy‘ on 1st November via Eleven Seven Label Group. They perform their ‘Star Crossed Species’ headline tour throughout the UK & Ireland this Autumn with many dates already selling out.   

Tour-dates as follows:

Thursday 3rd October: Think Tank – Newcastle 

Friday 4th October: Stereo – Glasgow

Saturday 5th October: Sneaky Pete’s – Edinburgh *sold out*

Thursday 10th October: Belgrave Music Hall – Leeds 

Friday 11th October: Deaf Institute – Manchester *sold out*

Saturday 12th October: EBGBS – Liverpool 

Wednesday 16th October: Clwb Ifor Back – Cardiff 

Thursday 17th October: The Louisiana – Bristol 

Friday 18th October: Joiners Arms – Southampton *sold out*

Saturday 19th October: Castle & Falcon – Birmingham

Wednesday 23rd October: Waterfront Studio – Norwich 

Thursday 24th October: Omeara – London

Friday 25th October: Green Door Store – Brighton  

Saturday 26th October: The Foundry – Sheffield *sold out*

Tuesday 29th October: The Speakeasy – Belfast *just added*

Wednesday 30th October: Whelan’s – Dublin *just added*

Friday 1st November: Strings Bar  – Isle Of Wight *just added*

For more on Bang Bang Romeo:
Website: https://www.bangbangromeo.com/ 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bbromeo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BangBangRomeo
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bangbangromeo/ 

SARAH VALENTINE – Publicist

Sarah.valentine@outside-org.co.uk 
The Outside Organisation | mobile: 07825439010 Charles House, 5-11 Regent Street, St James’ London, SW1Y 4LR

‘SARAH BRIGHTMAN – HYMN IN CONCERT’ FILM  RELEASED ON DVD, BLU RAY and DELUXE SPECIAL EDITIONS

‘SARAH BRIGHTMAN – HYMN IN CONCERT’ FILM RELEASED ON DVD, BLU RAY and DELUXE SPECIAL EDITIONS

‘SARAH BRIGHTMAN – HYMN IN CONCERT’ FILM 
RELEASED ON DVD, BLU RAY and DELUXE SPECIAL EDITIONS

The world’s most successful and best selling soprano Sarah Brightman will unveil her much anticipated ‘HYMN In Concert’ film, released on DVD, blu-ray, Deluxe Special Editions (DVD+CD, and Blu-Ray+CD) and digital on November 15th 2019. Pre-orders are now available here.

HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert” was captured from the Festspielhaus in the enchanted Bavarian Alps, known for its magical lakes, mountains, castles, ‘cuckoo clock’ houses, and the historic and captivating Neuschwanstein Castle. Conceived and created by Sarah BrightmanAnthony Van Laast (“Mamma Mia”, “Beauty and the Beast”), and Frank Peterson, the two-act performance is a hybrid of a musical film and a large-scale concert production. Sarah is accompanied by her band, the Bavarian Philharmonic orchestra, a 50-voice choir and the Ludwig Ensemble of dancers, Special guest performers include Japanese superstar Yoshiki, Vincent Niclo, Mario Frangoulis and Narcis.

DVD and Blu-ray bonus features include exclusive behind the scenes footage, interviews and photo galleries, while the Deluxe Special Editions will also feature special packaging and a 15-track audio CD of music from the film! See complete film and CD tracklisting below.

Known for her three-octave range and for pioneering the classical-crossover music movement, Sarah Brightman has amassed global sales of more than 30 million units. The only artist to have simultaneously topped Billboard’s dance and classical music charts, Brightman has achieved more than 180 gold and platinum awards in over 40 countries. She is also known for her iconic star turn in The Phantom of the Opera, whose soundtrack has sold more than 40 million copies worldwide. Her duet with Bocelli, ‘Time To Say Goodbye’, became an international success selling 12 million copies worldwide.

Brightman’s 15th studio album HYMN debuted at #1 on both the Classical and Classical Crossover Billboard charts and was released on November 9th, 2018 inconjuction with her critically acclaimed world tour, HYMN: Sarah Brightman In Concert! The tour began in South America, and her ‘evening of wonderment’ has been mesmerizing concert goers throughout Mexico, US, Canada and Japan. The tour continues throughout Europe this autumn starting in Sofia, Bulgaria on October 20th, concluding with the sold out performance in London at the Royal Albert Hall on November 11th. This special show will mark Sarah’s first return to London in 15 years! For full list of concert dates go to sarahbrightman.com .

DVD/BLU RAY TRACKLISTING:
ACT 1
Gothica
Fleurs Du Mal
Stranger In Paradise
Carpe Diem feat. Mario Frangoulis
Anytime Anywhere
Gia Nel Seno
(La Storia Di Lucrezia)
Misere Mei
Beautiful
Follow Me
Figlio Perduto
Who Wants To Live Forever
Tu Che M’Hai Preso Il Cuor
Miracle (Sarah’s Version) feat. Yoshiki

ACT 2
Hymn Overture
Hymn
Sogni feat. Vincent Niclo
There For Me feat. Vincent Niclo
Better Is One Day
Canto Per Noi
Pie Jesu feat. Narcis
Fly To Paradise
Time To Say Goodbye
Masquerade
Phantom Of The Opera feat. Mario Frangoulis
Sky And Sand

Extras:
Hymn In Concert – Behind The Scenes
Hymn The Album Production
Hymn Track By Track Review
Photo Slideshow

CD Tracklisting: (Deluxe Special Edition)
1. Fleur Du Mal
2. Anytime, Anywhere
3. Gia Nel Seno
4. Follow Me
5. Figlio Perduto
6. Tu Che M’Hai Preso Il Cuor
7. Miracle (feat. Yoshiki)
8. Hymn
9. Sogni (feat. Vincent Niclo)
10. Better Is One Day
11. Canto Per Noi
12. Pie Jesu (feat. Narcis)
13. Fly To Paradise
14. Time To Say Goodbye
15. Sky And Sand

Film Produced by Sarah Brightman and Frank Peterson
Film Directed by Gerd F. Schultze 

KIM PETRAS RELEASES HALLOWEEN-INSPIRED PROJECT: “TURN OFF THE LIGHT”

KIM PETRAS RELEASES HALLOWEEN-INSPIRED PROJECT: “TURN OFF THE LIGHT”

KIM PETRAS RELEASES HALLOWEEN-INSPIRED PROJECT: “TURN OFF THE LIGHT”

Kim Petras kicks off the spooky season with her highly anticipated Halloween-inspired project “TURN OFF THE LIGHT”. Resurrecting Kim’s malevolent persona, “TURN OFF THE LIGHT” invites sinister synths and bloodthirsty beats to summon nine new tracks, which join its critically-acclaimed first volume as one 17-track body of work. Stream here

Welcoming atmospheric club instrumentals alongside five new, spine-chilling singles including ‘There Will Be Blood’, a hyper-animated floor-filler, “TURN OFF THE LIGHT” fuses classic horror soundscapes with euphoric, modern pop hooks to birth a theatrical, Frankenstenian project. Also featured are tracks ‘Wrong Turn’, ‘Massacre’, ‘Death By Sex’, and the glam-rock possessed ‘Everybody Dies’. Full track listing below.

Following the success of her first-ever sold-out headline tour this summer, Kim is heading back on the road with “The Clarity Tour” this month. The North American run, which kicks off on 21 October in Vancouver, will bring Kim to major cities from coast to coast. As a ‘thank you’ to her fans, and to celebrate an explosive year, every ticket purchased online for Kim’s upcoming “The Clarity Tour” will include a digital download of “TURN OFF THE LIGHT”. For all live dates and tickets, visit: https://kimpetras.lnk.to/websitePR. Additionally, with the limited edition pink swirl version selling out at Urban Outfitters, “TURN OFF THE LIGHT Vol. 1” is now available on vinyl in neon pink via Amazon. Order here.

Kim recently released “Clarity” – a 12-track project, which hit the Top 4 of iTunes’ Pop Chart, and featured ‘Icy’, which was recently added on BBC Radio 1’s Best New Pop Playlist. ‘Icy’, along with a string of critically-acclaimed singles, saw Kim dominate Spotify’s New Music Friday’ and Apple Music’s ‘Best of The Week’ for 10 consecutive weeks. Stream the “Clarity” project here

Kim just wrapped the North American and European legs of her first-ever headline tour, which sold out during pre-sale, prompting her to upgrade to larger venues. This summer, Kim also played her first UK festivals Reading & Leeds festivals, and Manchester Pride, alongside Ariana Grande.

With 2018’s ‘Heart to Break’, Kim established herself as a pop force to watch for, racking up over 180 million global streams to date and earning her admirers like Demi Lovato and Kylie Minogue. Kim, who is a self-directing independent artist and songwriter, debuted with the #1 Spotify Global Viral 50 bop ‘I Don’t Want It At All’, which features a cameo by Paris Hilton in the music video. Since then, the rising pop sensation’s trajectory has boomed. Kim has racked up millions of global streams for her collaborations with Charli XCX and SOPHIE, opened for Troye Sivan on his 2018 North American “The Bloom Tour”, and earlier this year, headlined the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. While in Australia, she was also invited to perform alongside Rita Ora on her Phoenix World Tour. 

TURN OFF THE LIGHT tracklist:

1) Purgatory

2) There Will Be Blood

3) Bloody Valentine

4) Wrong Turn

5) <demons>

6) Massacre

7) Knives

8) Death By Sex

9) o m e n

10) Close Your Eyes

11) TRANSylvania

12) Turn Off The Light

13) Tell Me It’s A Nightmare

14) i don’t wanna die…

15) In The Next Life

16) Boo! Bitch!

17) Everybody Dies

Follow Kim Petras:

Instagram: @kimpetras

Twitter: @kimpetras

Facebook: /kimpetras

Press contact – The Outside Organisation:

David Lim – david.lim@outside-org.co.uk

Nathan Diamond – nathan.diamond@outside-org.co.uk

HE HU  MAKE WAVES WITH TOP CHART PLACEMENTS WORLDWIDE

HE HU MAKE WAVES WITH TOP CHART PLACEMENTS WORLDWIDE

HE HU MAKE WAVES WITH TOP CHART PLACEMENTS IN THE U.S, CANADA AND WORLDWIDE FOR THEIR ACCLAIMED DEBUT ALBUM ‘THE GEREG’

Mongolian rock sensation THE HU are making serious waves on the album charts in Europe, The U.S, Canada and across the globe with their critically acclaimed debut album THE GEREG, released via Eleven Seven Music.

Having achieved phenomenal success with three videos that combined have over 45million views to date—”Wolf Totem” and “Yuve Yuve Yu” and the latest, “The Great Chingiss Khan—the band have vaulted into the Top Ten of four charts in the U.S. and into the Top Ten of three charts in Canada. Elsewhere, they’ve landed on three Top Ten charts in the UK and two Top Ten charts in Australia (with a third placement in the Top 15). They’ve also placed on two Top 20 charts in Sweden and entered at #24 in Germany.

U.S.
#1 Top New Artists
#2 Independent Label Artist
#4 Hard Music
#9 Top Current

CANADA
#1 World Albums
#3 Top Hard Albums
#9 on Top Albums

U.K.:
#2 Top 40 Rock & Metal Albums
#3 Independent Albums
#4  Top 200 Album Downloads
#21 Top 200 Artist Albums

Australia:
#5 Digital Albums
#7 Physical Albums
#11 Overall Albums

Germany:
#24 Overall Albums

Sweden:
#13 Physical Albums
#19 Vinyl Albums

At the same time THE HU have also garnered critical acclaim for THE GEREG:

“[The HU] are not just taking elements from Western music,” observed NPR back in January 2019. “Instead, they’re using some of these elements and making their own authentic music. So it’s not rock music performed by Mongolians. It’s Mongolian rock music.”

“The songs on The Gereg range from Western-style rock anthem ‘Shoog Shoog’ to the pastoral tranquility of “Shireg Shireg” to the bold, almost bluesy swagger of ‘Yuve Yuve Yu.’” Billboard

“You know when you find an artist you’re so enraptured and excited by that you want to tell anyone and everyone who’ll listen about them? That’s how I feel right now about The HU” The Independent

“The HU wound up with nine cinematic songs that seamlessly meld their influences, often highlighting the areas where the two overlap… Given the global platform they earned via YouTube, The HU have an entire nation rooting for them with The Gereg.” Revolver

“…this album is great because the tracks provide a historical glimpse of a country some people may not know about. The Hu is on tour and hopefully, people will learn more about the band while listening to live cultural music.”MXDWN

This past summer, the band traveled to Europe and the UK for a sold-out 15-date tour in addition to performances at several major festivals including Download Festival, Rock im Park,Rock Am Ring, and Tons of Rock. The band were recently heralded as Cultural Envoy of Mongolia by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia. 

THE HU will continue thrilling audiences with their one-of-a-kind style of ‘hunnu rock’–Catch THE HU on tour in the UK & IRELAND next year, with tickets on sale now:
Feb 08    Brighton / The Haunt http://bit.ly/2lQ8b6G
Feb 10    Bristol / O2 Academy http://bit.ly/2kNr7CL
Feb 11    London / Electric Ballroomhttp://bit.ly/2lUOhHS
Feb 12    Manchester / O2 Ritz http://bit.ly/2lRKtXP
Feb 14    Glasgow / Garage http://bit.ly/2lOZABk
Feb 15    Belfast / Limelight 1 http://bit.ly/2klHJS4
Feb 16    Dublin / Academy http://bit.ly/2lQ8DBU

Their debut album THE GEREG is out now via Eleven Seven Music and expected to be the first Mongolian band to enter the UK Top 40. Order “THE GEREG” digitally HERE and on CD or Vinyl HERE.

The album’s title, THE GEREG, takes its name from the term used for the first diplomatic “passport” issued by the Mongol Empire during the time of Genghis Khan. The Band believe this album is their passport to the world and will allow them to travel sharing their music. The USA and forth coming UK and European tour dates will give them a chance to have their ‘Gereg’ stamped in many countries.

THE GEREG contains viral sensations “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem” which have racked up over 40 million views to date! It also has hits including newly released track “The Great Chinggis Khaan” (click HERE to view) about the story of Chinggis Khaan as he is portrayed in Mongolian culture – an inventor and a founding father of the country, rather than the worldly view of him as a warrior and conqueror – and live favourite “Shoog Shoog”. On Friday, Spotify featured “The Legend of Mother Swan” in many prominent playlists including, New Music Friday (UK), All New Rock and the Epic & Melodic Playlists.

For more information on THE HU, visit:
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NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS New Album GHOSTEEN

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS New Album GHOSTEEN

NICK CAVE AND THE BAD SEEDS NEW ALBUM GHOSTEEN RELEASED WORLDWIDE 4 OCTOBER

Ghosteen, the new two part album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, will be released globally across all digital platforms on Friday 4 October.
Vinyl and CD will be released on Friday 8 November, pre-order now at nickcave.com/ghosteen
Ghosteen will premiere in full on YouTube at 10pm BST on Thursday 3 October, more info here, this will be the first chance to listen to the new album. 

‘The songs on the first album are the children. 
The songs on the second album are their parents. 
Ghosteen is a migrating spirit.’
Nick Cave

The album was recorded in 2018 and early 2019 at Woodshed in Malibu, Nightbird in Los Angeles, Retreat in Brighton and Candybomber in Berlin. It was mixed by Nick Cave, Warren Ellis, Lance Powell and Andrew Dominik at Conway in Los Angeles.
Nick Cave – vocals, piano, synthesizer, backing vocalWarren Ellis – synthesizer, loops, flute, violin, piano, backing vocals Thomas Wydler – drumsMartyn Casey – bassJim Sclavunos – vibraphone, percussionGeorge Vjestica – guitar

Ghosteen is the seventeenth studio album from Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, following 2016’s Skeleton Tree, and will be released via Ghosteen Ltd.

For further information please contact The Outside Organisation 

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Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ Message of Peace

Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ Message of Peace

Yusuf/Cat Stevens’ Message of Peace

I dream of an open world, 

         Borderless and wide

         Where the people move from place to place,

         An nobody’s taking sides

         Maybe there’s a world that I’m still to find

As human beings, we all posses the power to imagine, each of us can imagine our own picture of what that heavenly place called ‘paradise’ could look and feel like. Regardless of individual preferences, one thing would be similar for all — the ‘Peace’ we’d expect to find there.

What we do here on earth, the way we treat each other, indicate how close we could ever get to that peace. It begins in the heart and in our homes, where we spend most of our lives. 

Amidst the battle of light and dark and the tragedies which surround us, by stretching out our hands to alleviate the suffering of others, things can change what’s outside our doors, too.

Jesus once said, “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Perhaps if we revisit some of the words and actions of the noble teachers of the Divine way, we can begin to understand just how important they are for everyone.

And as the last Prophet said when asked who’s actions were best, he replied, “To feed the hungry and to greet with words of peace those you know and those you do not know.”

Feeding the hungry and being nice to one another is one of the most basic of behaviours for the survival and rebuilding of our humanity. 

Peace Be With You

Yusuf Islam

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY UNVEILS HER HANDPRINTS IN THE ‘SQUARE OF FAME’ AT THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY, IN WEMBLEY PARK

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY UNVEILS HER HANDPRINTS IN THE ‘SQUARE OF FAME’ AT THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY, IN WEMBLEY PARK

Photo by Chris Winter / Wembley Park

DAME SHIRLEY BASSEY UNVEILS HER HANDPRINTS IN THE
‘SQUARE OF FAME’ AT THE SSE ARENA, WEMBLEY, IN WEMBLEY PARK

Today, Wednesday 18 September 2019, acclaimed singer, Dame Shirley Bassey, unveiled her handprints in the form of a bronze plaque in Wembley Park’s‘Square of Fame’ at The SSE Arena, Wembley. The star first performed at the venue 60 years ago in a legendary performance that inaugurated The SSE Arena, Wembley, as a music and entertainment venue, and began its reputation as one of the world’s most iconic concert venues. The unveiling marks 60 momentous years of The SSE Arena, Wembley in Wembley Park, North West London’s world-famous, dynamic cultural neighbourhood.

Dame Shirley’s plaque, imprinted with her name and handprints, joins so many other music legends in the ‘Square of Fame’ such as Madonna, Alice Cooper, Kylie Minogue, Lionel Richie, Bryan Adams and George Michael.

In 1959, Dame Shirley Bassey performed to a crowd of 9,000 people in the first ever concert to take place at the Empire Pool, Wembley (now The SSE Arena, Wembley). The significant concert was Dame Vera Lynn’s Record Star Show, a charity fundraiser also featuring Petula Clark, Max Bygraves, Lonnie Donegan and Humphrey Lytlleton. This single performance was the start of something remarkable and initiated thousands of ‘Hello Wembley!’ moments in one of the world’s leading cities in music. Demonstrating the success of Wembley Park and The SSE Arena, Wembley, to date the number of visitors welcomed by The SSE Arena, Wembley is roughly equivalent to the total population of the United Kingdom (67.5 million).

Bassey began her career in the 1950s and soared to success with her powerhouse vocals. She also received widespread recognition for her work on the theme songs for the James Bond movies GoldfingerDiamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.

Of this acknowledgement, Dame Shirley Bassey states, “I am honoured to have been asked back to The SSE Arena, Wembley, after 60 years to unveil my handprints in Wembley Park’s iconic ‘Square of Fame’. It is incredible how much Wembley Park has transformed over the years and I am delighted that my bronze plaque will forever be included in one of the UK’s largest collection of handprints next to so many iconic artists.”

James Saunders, Chief Operating Officer of Wembley Park, explained, “As we continue with our transformation of Wembley Park, we are thrilled to have Dame Shirley back at The SSE Arena, 

Wembley, after 60 years. We are honoured to have the Dame unveil her handprints at Wembley Park to help us celebrate our proud musical heritage.

“Internationally known for its breadth of music and sporting events, Wembley Park is fast becoming London’s go-to neighbourhood for shopping, dining, culture and entertainment with community at its heart and we encourage anyone who has not visited recently to come and see the transformation first hand.”

John Drury, Vice President and General Manager of The SSE Arena, Wembley, commented, “We are so honoured to have Dame Shirley Bassey revisit The SSE Arena, Wembley, unveiling her handprints to celebrate a momentous 60 years of entertainment – it’s a nostalgic reminder of the amazing artists we have had perform here and how many are still to come. The Dame’s performance was such a significant occasion for The SSE Arena, Wembley, entertaining thousands of guests – we look forward to entertaining many thousands more over the next 60 years!”

Like its first performer, the venue has an illustrious record and has hosted the world’s biggest names over the past six decades. The famous stage has been graced by the likes of Madonna, David Bowie,

Queen, The Who, Dolly Parton, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and even The Beatles and Rolling Stones who shared the same bill at the 1966 NME Poll Winners Party at what turned out to be The Beatles’ last UK concert. Plus, in the last 12 months alone, The SSE Arena, Wembley has seen its debut performances from leading artists of the 21st century – Kacey Musgraves, George Ezra, Janelle Monae and Carrie Underwood, and even hosted its first-ever film World Premiere for the Oscar-winning Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.

The breadth of shows that The SSE Arena, Wembley hosts is immense – from music, comedy, film sport and beyond. It has even ventured into the equally captivating world of E Sports, having hosted FaceIt’s ECS Season Finals every year since 2016, the FaceIt Majors in 2018 and League of Legends events. As well as its extraordinary legacy, The SSE Arena, Wembley is always looking to the future of music and outside of the conventional concert market. 2019 sees the venue host a record 4 major K-Pop shows; Blackpink, NCT127, Monsta X and GOT7.

Building on the legendary musical reputation of the area, the last 60 years celebrates the incredible transformation of Wembley Park. In 2006 a £26 million investment saw a major refurbishment take place which included a £10 million new public square – Arena Square – creating a focal point for the area, as well as the relocation of the main entrance to what used to be the back door. This transformation is key to making Wembley Park the perfect place to live, work and visit, with culture and entertainment at its heart.  

For more information on Wembley Park and The SSE Arena, Wembley, please visit: wembleypark.com / ssearena.co.uk 

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BASE HOLOGRAM ANNOUNCES FIRST TOUR DATES FOR AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY 

BASE HOLOGRAM ANNOUNCES FIRST TOUR DATES FOR AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY 

BASE HOLOGRAM ANNOUNCES FIRST TOUR DATES FOR AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY 

Today, BASE Hologram, the leading live event producer of cutting edge holographic live entertainment tours and attractions worldwide, announced in partnership with The Estate of Whitney E. Houston the UK dates of the upcoming hologram touring production An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour. This is the only Whitney Houston production authorised by the Whitney Houston estate.

Kicking off in Liverpool the twelve date UK & IRL tour promoted by Kennedy Street Enterprises by arrangement with BASE Hologram will also expand throughout the globe with stops planned across Europe and in Mexico and North America.
The show will include all of the singer’s iconic hits including  “I Will Always Love You,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me”), “The Greatest Love of All” and “Higher Love.”

Presented through state-of-the-art proprietary holographic technology and combined with unmatched Broadway theatrical stagecraft, a live band, back-up singers and dancers set to digitally remastered arrangements of her classic songs, the production will be helmed by acclaimed choreographer Fatima Robinson (“Dreamgirls,” “The Academy Awards”). Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “100 Most Creative People in Entertainment,” Robinson is known for her work choreographing massive events and directing multiple award-winning music videos working with such names as Rihanna, Kanye West, and Mary J. Blige.

“Whitney Houston was a talent beyond words, and her influence and artistry transcended all boundaries,” said Brian Becker, Chairman & CEO, BASE Entertainment and BASE Hologram.“What we are creating here is a new type of theatrical concert experience designed to capture that magic. When she performed there was an unmatched level of charisma and emotion to it – that’s what we are going to bring to audiences and it’s an honor to be able to help add to her legacy with this project.”

“A hologram show is all about the imagination and creating a “wow factor” that extends to an incredible experience to enjoy for years to come,” said Pat Houston,Whitney’s former Manager and President and CEO of The Estate of Whitney E. Houston.“Whitney is not with us but her music will live with us forever. We know we made the right decision partnering with BASE because they understand how important it is to produce a phenomenal hologram. They also know that engaging her fans with an authentic Whitney experience would resonate worldwide because of the iconic status that she created over three decades. Her fans deserve nothing less because she gave nothing less than her best.”

The only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 hits, the first female artist to enter the Billboard 200 Album Charts at #1 and the only artist with eight consecutive multi-platinum albums, Whitney Houston redefined what it meant to be an iconic superstar. Certified by The Guinness World Records as “the most awarded female artist of all time” with over 400 awards including 6 GRAMMYS, 22 American Music Awards, 16 Billboard Music Awards, two Emmy nominations and one win, Houston also had success on the big screen with starring roles in “The Bodyguard,” “Waiting To Exhale” and “The Preacher’s Wife.” 

“Whitney was a musical trail-blazer and I’m extremely honored to have this opportunity to help craft this show in her honor,” said director and choreographer Fatima Robinson“I always enjoyed watching this magnificent woman and voice on stage and to be able to play a role in recreating that and helping others have those same emotions and experience is special.”

“There is a reason why it is so hard to cover a Whitney Houston track, she really was one-of-a-kind,” said Marty Tudor, BASE Hologram CEO of Production. “What we are doing with this tour is to celebrate her incredible life and to do that we have to get every detail right. It would be a disservice to her, her family and her fans if we weren’t anything other 100% authentic. We are privileged to have been entrusted with this responsibility and hope audiences are able to come, enjoy and get lost in the music of the industry’s most talented performers.” 

An Evening With Whitney: The Whitney Houston Hologram Tour will join BASE Hologram’s current touring shows “Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly: The Rock ‘N’ Roll Dream Tour” and “Callas in Concert.”

Tickets in the UK go on sale this Friday 20th September 2019 at 09:00 GMT.
To purchase tickets or to find more information, please visit ticketline.co.uk or the venues direct.

Tickets priced £45 – £65 regionally. London  tickets priced £45 – £70.
AN EVENING WITH WHITNEY: THE WHITNEY HOUSTON HOLOGRAMTOUR DATES:

  • February 27, 2020 – M&S Bank Arena 2 Arena – Liverpool
  • February 28, 2020 – Apollo – Manchester
  • February 29, 2020 – First Direct Arena, Leeds
  • March 1, 2020 – SEC Armadillo – Glasgow
  • March 2, 2020 – P&J Arena – Aberdeen
  • March 3, 2020 – Bord Gais Theatre – Dublin
  • March 4, 2020 – Arena – Birmingham
  • March 5, 2020 – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
  • March 6, 2020 – Motorpoint Arena – Cardiff
  • March 7, 2020 – Centre – Brighton
  • March 9, 2020 – Royal Concert Hall – Nottingham
  • March 10, 2020 – Hammersmith Apollo – London

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THE HU ANNOUNCE UK & IRELAND 2020 TOUR DATES

THE HU ANNOUNCE UK & IRELAND 2020 TOUR DATES

THE HU ANNOUNCE UK & IRELAND 2020 TOUR DATES

The Mongolian Hunnu-Rock phenomenon, The HU, who combine traditional Mongolian instrumentation and throat-singing with modern heavy rock, have announced tour-dates throughout the UK and Ireland for early next year, February 2020.  Pre-sale starts: Wednesday 18th 10am, General on sale: Friday 20th 10am 

This year the band made their UK live debut as part of a sold-out 23-date European summer tour, which included packing out a tent at Download Festival. THE HU’s very first performance took place in the band’s hometown of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia in June 2019.

On September 11th, The HU embarked on their debut North American tour with a sold-out show in Minneapolis.  The 57-date tour takes place over the course of three months through December 7th, 2019.  To date, 12 shows have sold-out and many upgraded to larger venues due to high-ticket demand.

Catch THE HU on tour in the UK & IRL next year, with tickets on sale Friday 20thSeptember at 10am. Dates as follows, with ticket links:

Feb 08    Brighton / The Haunt http://bit.ly/2lQ8b6G
Feb 10    Bristol / O2 Academy http://bit.ly/2kNr7CL
Feb 11    London / Electric Ballroomhttp://bit.ly/2lUOhHS
Feb 12    Manchester / O2 Ritz http://bit.ly/2lRKtXP
Feb 14    Glasgow / Garage http://bit.ly/2lOZABk
Feb 15    Belfast / Limelight 1 http://bit.ly/2klHJS4
Feb 16    Dublin / Academy http://bit.ly/2lQ8DBU

Their debut album THE GEREG is out now via Eleven Seven Music and expected to be the first Mongolian band to enter the UK Top 40. Order “THE GEREG” digitally HERE and on CD or Vinyl HERE.

The album’s title, THE GEREG, takes its name from the term used for the first diplomatic “passport” issued by the Mongol Empire during the time of Genghis Khan. The Band believe this album is their passport to the world and will allow them to travel sharing their music. The USA and forth coming UK and European tour dates will give them a chance to have their ‘Gereg’ stamped in many countries.

THE GEREG contains viral sensations “Yuve Yuve Yu” and “Wolf Totem” which have racked up over 40 million views to date! It also has hits including newly released track “The Great Chinggis Khaan” (click HERE to view) about the story of Chinggis Khaan as he is portrayed in Mongolian culture – an inventor and a founding father of the country, rather than the worldly view of him as a warrior and conqueror – and live favourite “Shoog Shoog”. On Friday, Spotify featured “The Legend of Mother Swan” in many prominent playlists including, New Music Friday (UK), All New Rock and the Epic & Melodic Playlists.

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL FINALE COMES TO AN ELECTRIFYING CLIMAX

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL FINALE COMES TO AN ELECTRIFYING CLIMAX

THE LEGITIMATE PEAKY BLINDERS FESTIVAL FINALE COMES TO AN ELECTRIFYING CLIMAX

Sunday 15th September, Digbeth, Central Birmingham, marks the final day of the first-ever Legitimate Peaky Blinders Festival. From the stand out immersive theatre, five stages of music, fashion shows and spoken word, fans and stars alike were swept up into the dazzling world of the Shelby family, with The Telegraph describing the festival as a “criminally good immersive experience”.

Theatre company Dank Parish took the immersive experience to another level on the final day of the festival. Highlights included betting on hot-blooded choreographed boxing matches, an impromptu staged bare-knuckle fight that exploded out of the ring into the pit, an invigorating Women’s Protest that culminated in cast and audience linked arm in arm waving placards and creating barricades, plus a disturbance in Peaky Blinders actor Packy Lee’s DJ set as a staged mass brawl took place between ‘The Peakys’ and ‘The Captain’. The actors were even joined by one-half of punk band Slaves, guitarist Laurie Vincent, who spent time in the Shelby Co. Ltd. yard before watching the boxing match ringside. The last staged fight of the weekend ended up in a mass Irish jig that developed into a huge celebratory conga line. 

Becky Brown, Dank Parish’s Creative Producer, said, “It was really important to us, in the current climate, to represent the struggle for equality. Whilst the shape of that has changed in the present day, it became apparent during this scene last night, how much the sentiment remains.” 

Martin Coat, Theatre Director of Dank Parish, said, “We are legitimately in Peaky territory here. You can feel the history and because of that, it doesn’t take much for our characters to believe in themselves and in the world that they’ve created. It’s not like when you’re on stage and you’ve got the fourth wall – here you’re immersed in something that feels completely real. It’s amazing.” 

Anna Calvi stunned fans on stage by wearing a Kempton Penny Collar Shirt from the new Garrison Tailors’ Union Cut range launched at the festival and ‘Tommy’ Braces in red. She said: “The audience has been amazing and it’s really nice to see everyone dressed up looking the part, so many strangers talking to each other because they’re all passionate about the same thing.” Richard Hawley and Jehnny Beth (Savages) made another guest appearance at Calvi’s show for their bespoke set covering Peaky Blinders theme tune “Red Right Hand.”

We also saw Packy Lee (who plays Johnny Dogs in Peaky Blinders) and headliner Frank Carter and Dean Richardson from Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes earlier in the day shopping at Garrison Tailors. Subsequently, Frank Carter and The Rattlesnakes headlined the main stage with an energetic set in his brand new get-up. Dean Richardson wore the Bordesley Pinstripe 2-Piece Suit and Shelby News Boy Cap and Frank Carter also donned a Shelby News Boy Cap, with a gold double pocket watch chain. Mid-song, Frank said, “Do you know how beautiful it is to see a flapper girl in the middle of my mosh pit?”

Isaac from the self-branded “two-piece boy band” Slaves walked on to Vengaboys’ anthem ‘We Like To Party’, in nothing but a pair of shorts and a Peaky Blinders cap, and got the crowd raring to go for the headline set. They played an hour-long set filled with shouting, story-telling, and a little kiss with guitarist Laurie in the middle.

Singer-songwriter Liam Frost performed both days and even treated himself to a Peaky Blinders haircut at the on-site barbers. The Manchester-born star is next in line to have his music featured in the hit show: “I’m really excited because my music is hopefully going to appear in the next series, alongside Nick Cave and co. It’s unbelievable,” he said.

The whimsical Carousel stage saw swing bands from around the world play jazzy versions of hit songs and original music entirely fitting with the theme of the weekend, encouraging punters to dance alongside cabaret performers.

The BBC Introducing stage brought some of the best local and national talent from around the country to Digbeth for the weekend.

Birmingham native, Mike Skinner of The Streets, DJ’d on the Arena Stage and whipped the crowd into a grime, garage and bassline frenzy. 

Following introductions from Series 5 director Anthony Byrne, Birmingham-based poet Casey Bailey delivered a rousing performance of his spoken-word piece The Ballad Of The Peaky Blinders. Plus, show creator and writer Steven Knight delivered a moving reading from his own mother’s journal, detailing her life as a young child in 1920s Birmingham.

Rambert, the world-renowned Ballet company created a spellbinding piece for the festival, performing to a bespoke 12-minute version of Nick Cave’s theme tune, ‘Red Right Hand,’ reworked by Raven. The captivating piece also referenced the original Rambert production of Swan Lake in Birmingham in the 1920s, which Steven Knight, Peaky Blinders creator, then adapted for Series 5.  

Rambert’s Artistic Director Benoit Swan Pouffer said: “I stumbled into watching Peaky Blinders two years ago and binge-watched it. The fact that they capture scenes without words; people walking down the street, a carriage, the smoke, people working in the mill and that’s the movement part – we just expanded it and made a dance out of it. But that’s what’s beautiful about the show – it has movement without words in it.” 

The immersive 2-day festival has won plaudits from both the public and the cast of Peaky Blinders. Following the cast Q&A on Saturday, Hollywood star Sam O’Neill said: “So interesting to see the crowd – mostly dressed as Peakys. And a few dressed as cops (who didn’t recognise me). People just LOVE this show – they own it – it belongs to them. Amazing to see such devotion. Great day.”

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RELEASES “THE BREADCRUMBS EP” OUT THIS FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER AS A LIMITED & NUMBERED 10” VINYL

RELEASES “THE BREADCRUMBS EP” OUT THIS FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER AS A LIMITED & NUMBERED 10” VINYL

RELEASES “THE BREADCRUMBS EP”
OUT THIS FRIDAY 13th SEPTEMBER AS A LIMITED & NUMBERED 10” VINYL

This Friday 13th, Alice Cooper is leaving a trail of “Breadcrumbs” by releasing a tribute to some of the Garage Rock Heroes from his hometown Detroit. Inspired by the city’s punk scene in the late 60’s and early 70s, Detroit born Alice Cooper returns to his roots and the raw garage sound his fans love.

Produced by Bob Ezrin, the EP consists of 6 brand new recordings, features cult Detroit musicians, including Johnny “Bee” Badanjek from the Detroit Wheels, Grand Funk’s Mark Farner and MC5’s Wayne Kramer, and was recorded at Rust Belt Studios, Detroit.

The opener “Detroit City 2020”, is an updated rewrite of “Detroit City” from 2003’s “The Eyes Of Alice Cooper”, and sets the tone for the EP. Along with Alice’s own take on Detroit punk classics such as Suzi Quatro’s “Your Mama Won’t Like Me”, Bob Seger’s “East Side Story”, the MC5’s “Sister Anne” and Shorty Long’s “Devil With A Blue Dress On” as well as The Dirtbombs’ “Chains Of Love”, the EP also features the brand-new Alice Cooper original “Go Man Go”.

The lyric video for “Detroit City 2020” can be watched on earMUSIC’s official YouTube channel: 
https://youtu.be/r9owj-5Mw60

Earlier this week, the overlooked Bob Seger classic “East Side Story” was premiered on Billboard: https://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/8529456/alice-cooper-covers-bob-seger-east-side-story

LISTEN TO “THE BREADCRUMBS EP” HERE:
https://alicecooper.lnk.to/Breadcrumbs

Following his extremely successful last album “Paranormal”, this EP is the first teaser for the upcoming new studio album in 2020. “The Breadcrumbs EP” will be released on September 13th on earMUSIC and is available digitally and as a limited & numbered 10” Vinyl – with only 20,000 copies worldwide.

TRACK LIST
Side A
1. Detroit City 2020
2. Go Man Go
3. East Side Story

Side B
1. Your Mama Won’t Like Me
2. Devil With A Blue Dress On / Chains Of Love
3. Sister Anne

Currently, Alice Cooper is touring Europe on his “Ol’ Black Eyes Is Back Tour” which comes to the UK this October with support from The Stranglers and Wayne Kramer’s MC50.
Tour-dates as follows:

October 2019:
4th – Manchester – Manchester Arena 
5th – Aberdeen – Event Complex
7th – Leeds – First Direct Arena
8th – Brighton – Brighton Centre
10th – London – The O2
11th – Birmingham – Resorts World Arena 
12th – Cardiff Arena

Get tickets here:
https://alicecooper.com/tour/
www.alicecooper.com
www.ear-music.net

For media enquires: 
SARAH VALENTINE – 07825 439010
sarah.valentine@outside-org.co.uk

White Lies to release To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on Vinyl

White Lies to release To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on Vinyl

White Lies to release To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition) on Vinyl

Ten years ago, White Liesreleased their monumental debut To Lose My Life– an album that struck an entire generation and kickstarted a music career of incredible stature. To celebrate a decade of soaring success, an exclusive 10th Anniversary Deluxe Editionwill be released on Vinyl via UMC on 25th October

Originally released 19th January 2009, the album debuted at No.1 in the UK album charts. This was the first UK number 1 of any British band in 2009. The album charted in 11 countries worldwide and is currently certified gold in the UK.

The anniversary release is a special thank you to the fans and marks a glorious decade for the band. It will feature alternative artwork, a limited edition 2LP deluxe version. This is housed in a 6-panel triple gatefold LP & 12”x12” booklet with unseen images and new notes supplied by Harry, Jack and Charles. As well as the original album on LP1, a limited edition LP2 has been curated by the band – featuring a selection of B-sides, an alternative version of “Unfinished Business”, remixes, live tracks and unreleased demo’s. 

To commemorate the anniversary, the band are also putting on a European tourplaying the album in its entirety; including two shows at London’s Brixton Academy and one at Manchester Academy in December. 

Charles Cave says, “We’ve never stopped celebrating our debut album, ‘To Lose My Life,’ since it came out. Its songs travel with us all over the world, and seem to get better as the years stack up. A decade on feels like a milestone to indulge in; to dig out lost versions, live recordings from those early days, youthful photos, notebook ramblings, set-lists and all. The vinyl format of this album has long been out of print, and much hungered for amongst our fans, so it brings us much pleasure to reissue it in this deluxe repressing so everyone can own a copy and look back at a decade of the music with us. The preparations we’re making for the tour surrounding this release are just as exciting. This will be the most dramatic, and cinematic show White Lies have ever put together, as we play ‘To Lose My Life’ from start to finish, and then a second set of rarities (shhhh!) and the best bits from the four albums that have followed. Don’t miss any of it! We won’t do it again!”

To Lose My Life, with its string of successful singles, propelled White Lies into the spotlight of UK music, but the years since then are not without their grand moments. Ritual spawned the epic ‘Bigger Than Us’ while Big TVwas a confident shot at a more concept-based record. Two years after the Friends LP, White Lies returned in 2019 with Fiveanda forty-date sold out tour across UK and Europe.

Building a reputation takes time, especially in the domain of music, but longevity is a different beast. Established in London in 2007 as a satisfying mix of cavernous gloom-pop and chant-worthy grandiosity, White Lies nailed their specificity and honed it well. As well as chart success, the record became the UK’s soundtrack of 2009 and was hailed by critics, with Q Magazine noting that “their winning seriousness is matched by a penchant for a grandiose but hummable melody”.

To Lose My Life (10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition)is available on Vinyl on 25thOctober.Pre-order here: https://WhiteLies.lnk.to/ToLoseMyLife10

Also available on 2CD, 1LP and digital 

Tracklist 

1LP (Original Album)

Side One

  1. Death 
  2. To Lose My Life
  3. A Place To Hide
  4. Fifty On Our Foreheads
  5. Unfinished Business

Side Two

  1. E.S.T. 
  2. From The Stars
  3. Farewell To The Fairground
  4. Nothing To Give
  5. The Price Of Love

2LP (Limited Edition)

Side Three

  1. Taxidermy (B-Side)
  2. You Still Love Him (unreleased demo)
  3. Black Song (B-Side)
  4. Farewell to The Fairground (unreleased demo)
  5. Unfinished Business (Chess Club Single version)
  6. From The Stars (unreleased demo)

Side Four

  1. To Lose My Life (Live, La Maroquinerie, Paris)
  2. E.S.T (Live @ iTunes Festival, London)
  3. A Place To Hide (Live @ iTunes Festival, London)
  4. Death (Crystal Castles remix)
  5. Nothing To Give (M83 remix)

Live shows – UK Shows

Thursday 5thDecember – Manchester Academy, Manchester (SOLD OUT)

Friday 6thDecember – O2 Academy Brixton, London (SOLD OUT)

Saturday 7thDecember – O2 Academy Brixton, London 

For European dates, visit: www.whitelies.com/live

White Lies are: Harry McVeigh (lead vocals, guitar), Charles Cave (bass, b/vocals) and Jack Lawrence-Brown (drums)

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Suzannah Fellows, The Outside Organisation 

0207 436 3633

suzannah.fellows@outside-org.co.uk

BEVERLEY KNIGHT MARKS 25 YEARS IN MUSIC WITH A CAREER-DEFINING NEW ALBUM

BEVERLEY KNIGHT MARKS 25 YEARS IN MUSIC WITH A CAREER-DEFINING NEW ALBUM

BEVERLEY KNIGHT MARKS 25 YEARS IN MUSIC WITH A CAREER-DEFINING NEW ALBUM

Beverley Knightis celebrating 25 years in the music industry with a special new album BK25: Beverley Knight with The Leo Green Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall, out on 8 November via Warner Music UK. The album brings to life – with a live orchestra – all of Beverley’s hits including the Top 10 smash ‘Shoulda Woulda Coulda’, ‘Keep This Fire Burning’, ‘Come As You Are’, ‘Made It Back’, ‘Greatest Day’as well as three new studio tracks including the single ‘Now or Never’‘Flavour of The Old School’, Beverley’s first ever hit, is out today on the 25thanniversary of the single going to radio in 1994. WatchBeverley Knight talk about ‘Flavour of The Old School’.

Recorded at the Royal Festival Hall with The Leo Green Orchestra, BK25hears Beverley’s powerhouse vocals take full flight on a musical journey like no other. This album captures the very essence of what the public loves about Beverley – her energy and consistency as a formidable live performer. 

As well as her own hits, BK25also includes a nod to Beverley’s best-known theatre performances ‘Memory’(Cats) and ‘I’m Every Woman’(The Bodyguard). Her foray into musical theatre has also earned her several accolades, including an Olivier Award nomination. As a special treat for her fans, the album also features three bonus tracks – new original recordings: ‘Now or Never’, ‘Wild River’ and ‘Never Like This’ (duet with Jocelyn Brown). The radio-ready anthem ‘Now or Never’, co-written with Matty Benbrook (Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti) sounds instantly at home with her established hits, as does ‘Wild River’, which Beverley co-wrote with long time collaborator Guy Chambers.

For quarter of a century, Beverley has confidently carved a solid career in music, highlighted by gold and platinum-selling albums, 14 Top 40 hits, sold-out tours, 3 MOBO Awards, and several Brit Award and Mercury Music Prize nominations. Her long-term upward trajectory puts her in a unique position amongst her UK peers in the genre.

When she broke out in the mid-90s with ‘Flavour of The Old School’, Beverley Knight seemed destined to be a real force in Brit-funk. However, by the time she reached the mid-2000s with her platinum-selling career retrospective Voice – The Best of Beverley Knight, it was clear that she had become the UK’s Queen of Soul. Beverley’s strong reputation as a bona fide soul vocalist has earnt her admiration and respect from some of the biggest names in the industry including Prince, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Chaka Khan, Andrea Bocelli, Tom Jones, Ronnie Wood and more. 

More than just a great singer, Beverley has also co-written some of her biggest hits. Over the years, her esteemed collaborators have ranged from Guy Chambers and Chris Martin to Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Jimmy Hogarth. 

BK25is a celebration of a true British soul music icon at the top of her game, with a view of many more great years to come. 

BK25: Beverley Knight with The Leo Green Orchestra at The Royal Festival Hall

  1. Made It Back
  2. Greatest Day
  3. Keep This Fire Burning
  4. Middle of Love
  5. Shoulda Woulda Coulda
  6. Flavour of The Old School
  7. Gold
  8. Memory
  9. Sista Sista
  10. I’m Every Woman
  11. Piece of My Heart
  12. Soul Survivor
  13. Black Butta
  14. Come As You Are
  15. Now or Never [new studio track]
  16. Wild River [new studio track]
  17. Never Like This (with Jocelyn Brown) [new studio track]

BONUS TRACKS – DIGITAL

  1. Lately
  2. I Have Nothing
  3. Always and Forever

Don’t miss Beverley Knight on a national tour of “The Songs of Stevie Wonder” from 1 – 14 October. For all live dates and tickets, visit: https://www.beverleyknight.com

Follow Beverley Knight

Facebook: /beverleyknightofficial
Twitter: @beverleyknight
Instagram: @beverleyknight

Press contact

The Outside Organisation – David Lim: David.lim@outside-org.co.uk

DWL – Dave Woolf: dave@dwl.uk.net

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited – Result of Placing

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited – Result of Placing

Merck Meruciadis Abbey Road Oct 2018 by JF

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited – Result of Placing

Further to its announcement earlier today, Hipgnosis and its Investment Adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, are pleased to announce that the Company has successfully raised approximately £51.1 million at a price of 105.5 pence per share, principally from existing shareholders, and accordingly the Placing has now closed. 

The new Ordinary Shares to be issued under the Placing will represent 12.4% of the Company’s enlarged issued Ordinary Share capital. 

Application has been made in respect of 48,429,541 Ordinary Shares to be admitted to trading on the Specialist Fund Segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange plc (“Admission“).  It is expected that Admission will become effective and that dealings in the new Ordinary Shares will commence at 8.00 a.m. (London time) on 29 August 2019.

Total Voting Rights

Following Admission, the Company will have 389,356,341 Ordinary Shares in issue.  The Company does not hold any Ordinary Shares in Treasury. Therefore, the total number of voting rights of the Company will be 389,356,341 and this figure may be used by shareholders as the denominator for the calculations by which they will determine if they are required to notify their interest, or a change to their interest in, the Company under the FCA’s Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules.

Merck Mercuriadis, Founder of The Family (Music) Limited and Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, said:

“We are delighted to continue giving our shareholders exposure to music royalties via new acquisitions of some of the most iconic songs of all time. I’m very grateful for the constant enthusiasm and support that the finest institutional investors in the world have given us to establish songs as an asset class. This is not only great for the investors but the songwriting and artistic community as well.”

Expected timetable

Trade date27 August 2019
Admission08.00 a.m. on 29 August 2019
Crediting of CREST stock accounts in respect of the new Ordinary Shares29 August 2019

Unless otherwise defined, capitalised terms in this announcement shall have the meaning given to them in the announcement made on 27 August 2019 at 07:00.

The Damned Unveil album artwork for new greatest hits  career-spanning collection  ‘Black Is The Night’

The Damned Unveil album artwork for new greatest hits career-spanning collection ‘Black Is The Night’

The Damned Unveil album artwork for new greatest hits career-spanning collection ‘Black Is The Night’ 

career-spanning collection ‘Black Is The Night’

The greatest surviving British punk band THE DAMNED are set to release their most comprehensive collection of songs yet with a new greatest hits collection  released via BMG. The career-spanning best of album includes an expansive 39 song track-list curated by the band themselves including upcoming brand new single ‘Black Is The Night’.

They chose designer Phil Smee to create the gothic artwork, Smee has worked with the band numerous times throughout their long-lasting career as well created legendary designs for Motörhead, Elton John and Madness amongst plenty of others. Smee commented:

“I loved working with the band back in the 80’s and I like to think we came up with some iconic designs. Certainly I see the many Damned logos I came up with still used on t-shirts to this day. I’ve not cut corners with this new album, even setting all the sleeve copy by hand, which took me back to ‘The Black Album’ which I hand-lettered with a shaky pen. The Damned are a totally unique band, I’ve always loved everything they’ve done. I still get excited about every design project that comes along, but I was particularly pleased to be asked to work on The Damned’s ‘Black is the Night’ album.” – Phil Smee

Pre-order the album here: https://thedamnedband.lnk.to/BITNPR

The Damned will also play a special immersive theatrical show at The Palladium partnered with Hammer House Of Horror on 28th October which has sold out. 

Titled A Night Of A Thousand Vampires’ the evening will blend The Damned’s love of horror with a punk rock show that also features cabaret and supporting cast from The Circus of Horrors.

‘Black Is The Night’ Track-list:

Love Song
Wait For The Black Out
Generals
I Just Can’t Be Happy Today
Bad Time For Bonzo
Democracy?
White Rabbit
Antipope
Ignite
Melody Lee
Smash It Up Pt 1 & 2
New Rose
Neat, Neat, Neat
Stretcher Case Baby
Sick Of Being Sick
Born To Kill
Rabid (Over You)
Problem Child
1 Of The 2
So Messed Up
Machine Gun Etiquette
Disco Man
Fan Club
Suicide
Eloise
Plan 9 Channel 7
Grimly Fiendish
The Shadow of Love
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
Street Of Dreams
The History Of The World (Part 1)
Curtain Call
Alone Again Or
Lively Arts
Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
Stranger On The Town
Fun Factory
Under The Floor Again
Black Is The Night (Brand New Track)

Follow The Damned at:

www.officialdamned.com

www.facebook.com/OfficialDamned

twitter.com/@damnedtwits

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The Damned are:

David Vanian – Vocals
Captain Sensible – Guitar
Monty Oxy Moron – Keyboard
Pinch – Drums
Paul Gray – Bass

GOOD MORNING AMERICA AND MELODYVR TO DELIVER GROUNDBREAKING VIRTUAL REALITY BROADCAST THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 30th

GOOD MORNING AMERICA AND MELODYVR TO DELIVER GROUNDBREAKING VIRTUAL REALITY BROADCAST THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 30th

GOOD MORNING AMERICA AND MELODYVR TO DELIVER GROUNDBREAKING VIRTUAL REALITY BROADCAST THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 30th

This Friday August 30th, Good Morning America will team up with pioneering music platform MelodyVR to deliver a milestone media event: a live broadcast of GMA’s Summer Concert Series, in full and immersive virtual reality. 

MelodyVR’s groundbreaking live-stream VR technology will allow an unlimited global audience to experience Marshmello and Kane Brown’s GMA performance of their single “One Thing Right” in Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield, in real time.

This first-of-a-kind broadcast, with America’s #1 morning news program, represents a major landmark for entertainment. Never before has live music been viewable in person, on national television and in VR globally, simultaneously.

All people need is a smartphone or iPad and the MelodyVR app to experience this event and be transported virtually to Central Park for this free to stream performance. 

MelodyVR‘s custom technology will broadcast the show from multiple points of view, empowering fans to control their own experience by giving them choice over what they see and where they stand.

By selecting different Jump Spots – a function which is unique to the MelodyVR platform – viewers can choose to watch the performance up-close-and-personal on stage with Marshmello and Kane Brown, from the front row or from the middle of the crowd.

“Stoked that fans all over the world can experience our GMA performance live in virtual reality. I can’t wait for crowds in the park, on TV and at home in VR to come together for this – It’s gonna be sick!”- Marshmello

“It is really cool to be a part of something like this that’s never been done before. I can’t wait to hit the stage with Marshmello to play our new song for the first time, and for fans at home to be able to experience this performance in a whole new way.” – Kane Brown

The MelodyVR app is free to download, and music lovers can enjoy the platform’s full functionality and music library from their smartphones. The GMA performance will be accessible to any smartphone user in full 360-degree video. Owners of Samsung Gear and Oculus VR headsets can also be part of the action, with a fully immersive VR experience available to them.  Fans who were at the show or those at home who missed it, you can relive the action on-demand on the MelodyVR app too. 

Download the MelodyVR app at on.melodyvr.com/App   

Experience this revolutionary national broadcast this Friday at 8:15am local time

Anthony Matchett, Founder & CEO of MelodyVR said “We are thrilled to be working with the ABC team, to help deliver the closing GMA 2019 Summer Concert as a unique broadcast in virtual reality. This partnership represents a huge milestone for music entertainment – making live music accessible in person, on national television and in VR around the world, simultaneously. 

The MelodyVR experience is so much more than just watching live music, it’s about participating in it, and feeling like you’re really there; offering a life-like broadcast in which music lovers get the best seat in the house, regardless of their physical location. We’re thrilled to be bringing this experience to Marshmello and Kane Brown’s fans and we can’t wait for the show.”

“GMA is always looking for ways to bring viewers live events in modern, innovative ways. With the help of MelodyVR, GMA viewers are able to experience our summer concert like never before,” says Simone Swink, Executive Broadcast Producer, Good Morning America. “The MelodyVR app brings GMA to an entirely new platform and gives you an even better seat at the show.”