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James Blake Wins the 2013 Mercury Prize /…Accidentally introduced as ‘James Blunt’

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2013 by dk

james-blake-James Blake won Great Britain’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize tonight for his album Overgrown in a ceremony that was held at the Roundhouse in London, England. The prize includes a check for £20,000 (a little over $32,000) and a trophy. Blake performed “Retrograde” at the ceremony earlier in the evening, and it was widely reported that he had been introduced accidentally as James Blunt.

The Mercury Prize honors the best British album over the past year, as chosen by a panel of music critics and industry insiders. The prize committee announced its shortlist of Albums of the Year in September.
Last year, the Mercury Prize went to Alt-J for their album, An Awesome Wave. Previous winners have included PJ Harvey for two LPs (Let England Shake and Stories From the City, Stories From the Sea), the xx for xx, Arctic Monkeys for Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not and Franz Ferdinand for their self-titled album.
The eligible Albums of the Year for 2013 were:

Arctic Monkeys, AM
David Bowie, The Next Day
James Blake, Overgrown
Jake Bugg, Jake Bugg
Disclosure, Settle
Foals, Holy Fire
Jon Hopkins, Immunity
Laura Marling, Once I Was an Eagle
Laura Mvula, Sing to the Moon
Rudimental, Home
Savages, Silence Yourself
Villagers, Awayland

(Via RollingStone)

Valerie June – You Can’t Be Told(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , on February 22, 2013 by dk

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Valerie June’s brand new single ‘You Can’t Be Told’ will be released through Sunday Best on 4th March and is another insight into her world of beautiful vintage country, gospel and powerful delta blues.

Having captivated audiences on her recent visits to the UK at Bestival, her performance at London’s Scala supporting Ryan Binghamand appearance on Jools Holland; Valerie is currently supporting one of the most exciting breakthrough British singer songwriters this yearJake Bugg on his current tour and she will also be headlining her own show at London’s 100 Club on 5th March.  Fans will be able to see Valerie join Jake (among others) at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire on 28th February as well as at the 100 Club for her own special night.

 

‘You Can’t Be Told’ will be released on 4th March and will be available on download and 7” heavy vinyl alongside second track ‘The World Is Not My Home’, Valerie’s stunning cover of the Albert E. Brumley song which will feature exclusively on this single. Valerie’s album ‘Pushin’ Against a Stone’ is due Spring 2013.  Both released through Rob da Bank‘s stellar boutique label Sunday Best, home to David Lynch  and Kitty Daisy and Lewis to name a few.

 

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NME Top 50 Albums of 2012

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UK music weekly NME has just published their Year-End issue and have named Tame Impala’s Lonerism as album of the year, with Grimes, Frank Ocean, Crystal Castles and Alt-J rounding out the Top 5.

1. Tame Impala – Lonerism
2. Grimes – Visions
3. Frank Ocean – Channel Orange
4. Crystal Castles – III
5. Alt-J – An Awesome Wave
6. The Maccabees – Given To The Wild
7. Pond – Beard Wives Denim
8. The Cribs -In The Belly Of The Brazen Bull
9. Jake Bugg – Jake Bugg
10. Jack White – Blunderbuss
11. Django Django – Django Django
12. David Byrne & St Vincent – Love This Giant
13. DIIV – Oshin
14. The XX – Coexist
15. Sharon Van Etten – Tramp
16. Melody’s Echo Chamber – Melody’s Echo Chamber
17. Grizzly Bear – Shields
18. Tribes – Baby
19. Toy – Toy
20. Howler – America Give Up
21. Cat Power – Sun
22. Beach House – Bloom
23. Richard Hawley – Standing At The Sky’s Edge
24. Merchandise – Children Of Desire
25. Ariel Pink – Mature Themes
26. Spector – Enjoy It While It Lasts
27. Jessie Ware – Devotion
28. Spiritualized – Sweet Heart, Sweet Light
29. Mac DeMarco – 2
30. Breton – Other People’s Problems
31. Kanye West – Cruel Summer
32. Graham Coxon – A+E
33. Hot Chip – In Our Heads
34. Bat For Lashes – The Haunted Man
35. Metz – Metz
36. The Vaccines – Come Of Age
37. Enter Shikari – A Flash Flood Of Colour
38. TEED – Trouble
39. Liars – WIXIW
40. Polica – Give You The Ghost
41. Ty Segall – Twins
42. Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
43. Ratking – Wiki93
44. Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid, MAAd City
45. Lana Del Rey – Born To Die
46. Bobby Womack – The Bravest Man In The Universe
47. John Talabot – Fin The
48. 2 Bears – Be Strong
49. Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes
50. Purity Ring – Shrines

(Via Brooklynvegan)