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Mumford & Sons Announce North American Tour Dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by E.N.

mumford and sons tourMumford & Sons are pleased to announce the details of their upcoming North American tour. The band will be performing a number of shows through May and June, beginning on May 21 in Calgary before playing shows along the West Coast and Southwestern states. All of the band’s headlining shows will be supported by Michael Kiwanuka and Mystery Jets. For a full itinerary, please see below.

Tickets for Mumford & Sons headline shows will be available as part of an Invitation Onsale, which will begin Monday, March 25th, exclusively at http://invitation.mumfordandsons.com. Fans can register for an invitation to purchase early tickets for up to five shows along the tour (excluding festivals). The Invitation On-sale is designed to give as many people as possible an equal chance to purchase tickets, and to ensure that as many tickets as possible end up in the hands of fans. For more information, visit www.mumfordandsons.com. There will also be a traditional on-sale following the invitation on-sale, which will be next Friday, April 05, for all dates.

The tour also includes the band’s headlining slot at the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival on June 15 in Manchester, TN, and precedes the band’s anticipated “Gentlemen of the Road Stopover” shows, happening in August and September in Simcoe, ON; Troy, OH; Guthrie, OK; and St. Augustine, FL. Following the success of last year’s Stopovers, the band expanded the Stopovers to two-day events. For more information, go to: http://gentlemenoftheroad.com/

Mumford & Sons Upcoming Tour Dates

5/21 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome*

5/22 – Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place*

5/24 – Surrey, BC @ Holland Park*

5/26 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival

5/27 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena*

5/29 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre*

5/30 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre*

5/31 – Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre*

6/02 – San Bernardino, CA @ Glen Helen Regional Park*

6/03 – Chula Vista, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre*

6/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ Desert Sky Pavilion*

6/06 – Taos, NM @ Kit Carson Park*

6/08 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater*

6/09 – Austin, TX @ Austin 360 Amphitheater*

6/11 – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion*

6/12 – The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion*

6/13 – New Orleans, LA @ Mardi Gras World*

6/15 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival

6/17 – Bonner Springs, KS @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre*

6/20 – Telluride, CO @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival

8/02-04 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

8/23-24 – Simcoe, ON @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

8/30-31 – Troy, OH @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

9/06-07 – Guthrie, OK @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

9/13-14 – St. Augustine, FL @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover

 

*w/Michael Kiwanuka, Mystery Jets

Haim top BBC Sound of 2013 list

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on January 4, 2013 by E.N.

haimHaim, a trio of Californian sisters who have been compared to Fleetwood Mac, have come top of the BBC Sound of 2013 new music list.

The list, which aims to showcase the best new acts for the year ahead, was compiled using tips from 213 UK-based critics, broadcasters and bloggers.

Now in its 11th year, previous winners include Michael Kiwanuka, Jessie J, Adele, Mika, Ellie Goulding and Keane.

The Sound of 2013 longlist in alphabetical order:

AlunaGeorge
A*M*E
Angel Haze
Arlissa
Chvrches
HAIM
King Krule
Kodaline
Laura Mvula
Little Green Cars
Palma Violets
Peace
Savages
The Weeknd
Tom Odell

Michael Kiwanuka was top of the Sound of 2012 list. The London troubadour sold 500,000 copies of his debut album Home Again around the world last year and was nominated for the Mercury Prize.

The other previous winners are: Jessie J (Sound of 2011), Ellie Goulding (Sound of 2010), Little Boots (Sound of 2009), Adele (Sound of 2008), Mika (Sound of 2007), Corinne Bailey Rae (Sound of 2006), The Bravery (Sound of 2005), Keane (Sound of 2004) and 50 Cent (Sound of 2003).

Other artists in the top five in previous years include Frank Ocean (Sound of 2012), The Vaccines (Sound of 2011), Marina and the Diamonds (Sound of 2010), Florence and the Machine (Sound of 2009), Foals (Sound of 2008) and Plan B (Sound of 2006).

More at BBC

Alt-J Wins 2012 Mercury Prize

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 2, 2012 by E.N.

Alt-J has won the UK’s prestigious Mercury Prize for their debut album An Awesome Wave. The annual music prize is awarded for the best album from the United Kingdom and Ireland. Past winners include PJ Harvey, Portishead, Pulp, Arctic Monkeys, and The xx. This year’s nominees included albums from Michael Kiwanuka, Ben Howard, Jessie Ware, and The Maccabees.

 

An Awesome Wave was recently released on September 18th in the United States. The album was previously released in the UK to much acclaim, with BBC Music calling it “strong, addictive and enthralling, the perfect accompaniment to any mood, any moment, anywhere,” The Guardiancalling them, “the most successful new British band of the year,” and The New York Times said the band’s music “is a handsome alloy of dry acoustic timbre and reverberant effect, suggesting a very British convergence of texture-minded electronic music and psychedelic folk.”

 

The band are also preparing for a short west coast tour this December, including dates in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Portland, and Seattle. For the full itinerary, please see below.

 

TUE 12/11 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA @ Bottom of The Hill (SOLD OUT)

WED 12/12 – LOS ANGELES, CA @ Fonda Theater

THU 12/13 – SAN DIEGO, CA @ Casbah

SAT 12/15 – PORTLAND, OR @ Star Theater

SUN 12/16 – KANSAS CITY, KS @ Midland Theater w/ Passion Pit

MON 12/17 – SEATTLE, WA @ The Crocodile (SOLD OUT)

 

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Mercury Music Prize Nominees 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on September 13, 2012 by E.N.

The shortlist of nominees for the The 2012 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year has been announced.

And the nominees are:
Alt-J ‘An Awesome Wave’
Ben Howard ‘Every Kingdom’
Django Django ‘Django Django’
Field Music ‘Plumb’
Jessie Ware ‘Devotion’
Lianne La Havas ‘Is Your Love Big Enough?’
Michael Kiwanuka ‘Home Again’
The Maccabees ‘Given to the Wild’
Plan B ‘Ill Manors’
Richard Hawley ‘Standing at the Sky’s Edge’
Roller Trio ‘Roller Trio’
Sam Lee ‘Ground of its Own’

Michael Kiwanuka Debut Album “Home Again” Out Today via iTunes(Album Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by E.N.

Michael Kiwanuka today released his debut album Home Again in the US exclusively on iTunes through Cherrytree Records. The album will be available digitally elsewhere on May 8, and July 31 will see the physical release of the album. Furthermore, iTunes is making the single “Home Again” their free single of the week starting May 1. You can download the song free at the link HERE

You can watch Michael’s new music video of Home Again’s newest single “I’ll Get Along”
Michael Kiwanuka – I’ll Get Along

Michael Kiwanuka Tour Dates

June 9 — Atlanta, GA Smith Olde Bar
June 10 – Nashville, TN @ 3rd & Lindsley
June 13 – New York City, NY @ Highline Ballroom*
June 14 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park*
June 15 – Philadelphia, PA @ World Café Live (Downstairs)*
June 16 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel*
June 18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall*
June 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Phoenix Concert Theatre*
August 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Music Box (supporting Alabama Shakes)

*with Bahamas

For More check HERE

Michael Kiwanuka Announces July 31 Release of Debut Album “Home Again”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2012 by E.N.

Michael Kiwanuka Announces Release of Debut Album Home Again
Out on July 31 on Cherrytree/Interscope Records


British artist Michael Kiwanuka is pleased to announce July 31 as the US release date for his debut album Home Again. The album will be released through Cherrytree/Interscope Records. Home Again follows Michael’s 2011 EPs ‘Tell Me A Tale’ and ‘I’m Getting Ready’, released on Ben Lovett’s (Mumford and Sons) Communion Records. The album was produced by Paul Butler from The Bees in his home studio on the Isle of Wight. The partnership takes Michael’s effortless melodies, observant lyrics and smooth voice and builds them into timeless and rootsy folk-inflected modern soul recordings. The majority of the instruments played on the record are by Michael and Paul, with the pair inviting other musicians from the island to contribute as well.

Born and raised in North London by Ugandan immigrants, Michael’s ’60s soul and introspective lyrics are drawing comparisons to Otis Redding, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. He topped the BBC Sounds of 2012 list, joining the ranks of previous winners including Adele, Corinne Bailey Rae, 50 Cent, Ellie Goulding, and others.

You can watch the music video for “I’m Getting Ready,” one of Home Again’s tracks:

Last December, Michael sold out headlining shows in both Los Angeles and New York City following a run of supporting dates with Adele in the UK and Europe. Time Out NY called his two New York shows the best events in entertainment that week, and The LA Times deemed Michael “underrated,” noting: “What grabs you first is that voice, a delicately sandpapered, yearning instrument that recalls Bill Withers over a shuffling, breezy funk rhythm. Once the Afrobeat horns and “What’s Going On?”-era strings come in, you’re hooked and ready to hear more.” Esquire proclaimed, “This time next year, you’re going to be tired of people telling you about Michael Kiwanuka.”

For more information on Michael Kiwanuka:

www.michaelkiwanuka.com
http://www.cherrytreerecords.com

Michael Kiwanuka – I’m Getting Ready(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , on February 20, 2012 by E.N.

Michael Kiwanuka wins BBC Sound of 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 6, 2012 by E.N.

Soul singer Michael Kiwanuka has come top of the BBC Sound of 2012 list, which aims to showcase the best rising music stars for the year ahead.

With a voice that has won comparisons to Bill Withers, the 24-year-old has already supported Adele on tour.

The Sound of 2012 list was compiled using tips from 184 key UK-based music critics, broadcasters and bloggers.

Now in its tenth year, previous winners include Jessie J, Adele, Mika, Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae and Keane.

Kiwanuka, from London, cites influences ranging from Otis Redding and Bob Dylan to Miles Davis.

He started out as a session guitarist, working with Tinie Tempah’s producer Labrinth, before stepping in front of the microphone and signing to the Communion label, which was set up by Mumford and Sons’ Ben Lovett.

He said: “I never expected to be recognised in this way.

“It’s a great surprise and it means a lot that people are accepting the music they’ve heard so far, and it will bring the music to many more people, which for any musician is a great privilege.”

Listen EP Home Again HERE

Kiwanuka came ahead of US R&B singer Frank Ocean (Listen), who has worked with Kanye West and Jay-Z and was at number two on the list.

New York rapper Azealia Banks was in third place, followed by high-octane dance DJ and producer Skrillex at four and Swedish electronic duo Niki & The Dove in fifth place.

The list was compiled using tips from 184 influential tastemakers, who each named their favourite three new acts.

The other previous winners are: Ellie Goulding (Sound of 2010), Little Boots (Sound of 2009), Adele (Sound of 2008), Mika (Sound of 2007), Corinne Bailey Rae (Sound of 2006), The Bravery (Sound of 2005), Keane (Sound of 2004) and 50 Cent (Sound of 2003).
(BBC)

Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again EP(Preview)

Posted in News with tags , , , , on January 5, 2012 by E.N.


BBC Sound of 2012 list revealed

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 5, 2011 by E.N.

Fifteen rising stars have been named on the BBC Sound of 2012 longlist, which aims to highlight music’s most exciting new artists for the year ahead.

The list, now in its 10th year, was compiled using tips from more than 180 influential UK tastemakers, who were asked to name their favourite new acts.

The Sound of 2012 winner and top five will be unveiled in January.

Jessie J topped last year’s list. Other previous winners include Adele, Ellie Goulding, Corinne Bailey Rae and Keane.

SOUND OF 2012 LONGLIST

A$AP Rocky
Azealia Banks
Dot Rotten
Dry The River
Flux Pavilion
Frank Ocean
Friends
Jamie N Commons
Lianne La Havas
Michael Kiwanuka
Niki & The Dove
Ren Harvieu
Skrillex
Spector
Stooshe

No Lana Del Rey??????!!!!!

The other previous winners are: Ellie Goulding (Sound of 2010), Little Boots (Sound of 2009), Adele (Sound of 2008), Mika (Sound of 2007), Corinne Bailey Rae (Sound of 2006), The Bravery (Sound of 2005), Keane (Sound of 2004) and 50 Cent (Sound of 2003).
BBC

AZEALIA BANKS – 212 FT. LAZY JAY

Flux Pavilion – Bass Cannon (Official Video)

First Of The Year (Equinox) – Skrillex [OFFICIAL]

Dot Rotten – Show Me Respect [Music Video]

Frank Ocean – Swim Good

Jamie N Commons – The Preacher Official Video

ASAP Rocky “Peso”

Lianne La Havas ft. Willy Mason – No Room For Doubt (Official Video)

Michael Kiwanuka – Home Again

Niki & The Dove – The Drummer

Ren Harvieu – Through The Night

Dry The River – OFF GUARD at Bestival, Isle of Wight, 2011

Spector perfom on BBC Introducing Stage Reading 2011

Stooshe -Betty Woz Gone (Official Lyric Video)

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