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  • Wiki: New Video For 'Icarus'
    22 Mar, 2017 news

    Wiki has unveiled the video for his new track 'Icarus'.

    www.wikset.nyc

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  • Tramlines 2017
    17 Mar, 2017 news

    The Tramlines festival will take place at various venues around Sheffield from 21st-23rd July, and features a whole host of Primary Talent International artists.

    Friday 21st July
    ...The Libertines
    ...Kano
    ...Twin Atlantic

    Saturday 22nd July
    ...Blaenavon
    ...M.O

    Sunday 23rd July
    ...Metronomy
    ...Loyle Carner
    ...The Magic Gang

    Plus others including Cattle & Cane...

    tramlines.org.uk

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  • Kelsey Lu: Featured In i-D
    13 Mar, 2017 news

    Kelsey Lu is the subject of a major feature in i-D magazine.

    www.i-d.vice.com/en_gb/article/kesley-lu-is-the-sampha-and-solange-collaborator-soundtracking-our-dreams

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  • Strong Asian Mothers: New 'Animal' EP
    04 Mar, 2017 news

    On 3rd March, London based electronic alternative pop trio Strong Asian Mothers release their new EP 'Animal' - along with the title track from the EP. Premiering last night on Julie Adenuga's Beats 1 show, the single is a vibrant cacophony of swirling electronics, glitchy production touches, and irrepressible pop-tinged melody ideas.

    London's Strong Asian Mothers blend of styles and emphatic live show has been making waves on the capital's underground gig scene for a while and now the band are about to step firmly in to the limelight. Best friends since their early years, Amer, Kalim and Josh have played in bands together throughout their childhoods but it was under Strong Asian Mothers that they really found their strength. Tying together influences from hip-hop and trap, along with a healthy dose of pop sensibilities - they're not only a formidable live act, but an outfit who are outdoing themselves with every new release.

    New EP 'Animal' is whirlwind 4 track release, taking cues from a wide spread of electronic, and pop influences - pairing inventive electronic production flourishes and ideas, with a strong pop-leaning backdrop. The trio are a formidable proposition, improving with every carefully plotted step they take.

    Speaking on the EP's title track, and the band's new single - the trio said: "Animal began as a jam between Josh and Amer in a rehearsal. We added some elephant shrieks, a pack of cards being riffle-shuffled, the sound of us opening a can of fizzy pop and saying 'Aaaah' then sprinkled some words on top and it became the juicy, bouncy fella it is today."

    If in the studio these three excel, then on the stage is where they truly come in to their own. A string of sold-out headline spots for Communion, plus stand out performances at the likes of Bestival, Secret Garden Party, The Great Escape and Reading & Leeds, have cemented them as one of the country's most exciting and promising live acts. Blending electronic and live elements they seamlessly bridge the gap between gig and club, and really bring the party every time they step out on stage.

    Their debut 'Lynx Africa' EP won an army of fans across the board from CLASH Magazine and The Line Of Best Fit, to Pigeons & Planes and Stereogum across the pond - and became a firm favourite across the Radio 1 airwaves with Huw Stephens, Annie Mac and Phil Taggart providing heavy rotation. Lead single 'The More That I' went on to be added to the BBC Introducing playlist and picked up further support across Beats 1, XFM and Kiss.

    Having sold out their most recent London headline show at Hoxton Bar & Kitchen way in advance last November, not to mention recording their debut Maida Vale Live Session for Radio 1 and Huw Stephens, the release today of new EP 'Animal' marks a huge moment in Strong Asian Mothers' rapid ascent.

    Sharing their thoughts on their new EP, the band said: "After the runaway, global success of the 'Lynx Arica EP', the pressure on us to deliver again was enormous. It was all too much for Josh, who picked up a filthy burger habit and started listening to jazz again. We realised at that point we had to take matters into our own hands - we did a 237.34p Sainsbury's shop and escaped to our friend's mum's house in leafy Oxfordshire for a week and wrote this. The 'Animal EP' is the sound of us taking our destiny back into our own hands and reconnecting with our true, pre-Lynx Africa selves."

    Strong Asian Mothers' next London headline date will be at Kamio, on 27th April.

    www.wonderlandmagazine.com/2017/03/audio-premiere-strong-asian-mothers-animal

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  • Reading & Leeds Festivals 2017, More Artists Added
    24 Feb, 2017 news

    The Reading & Leeds Festivals have announced their next batch of artists for the August events, which contains many names from the Primary Talent International roster.

    New Announcements
    ...Angel
    ...Avelino
    ...Cadet
    ...Counterfeit
    ...Dave
    ...Geovarn
    ...J Hus
    ...Jaguar Skills
    ...King Nun
    ...Majestic
    ...MoStack
    ...Noisia 'Outer Edges'
    ...Puppy
    ...Ray BLK
    ...Rejjie Snow
    ...Sundara Karma
    ...The Hunna
    ...The Sherlocks
    ...Tom Grennan

    www.nme.com/news/music/reading-leeds-line-up-2017-eminem-headliner-more-names-tour-1989861

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  • Kelsey Lu & Shabazz Palaces: In 'Music Is My Mistress'
    22 Feb, 2017 news

    Both Kelsey Lu & Ishmael Butler from Shabazz Palaces star in the short film 'Music Is My Mistress' from Kahlil Joseph.

    www.gorillavsbear.net/watch-kahlil-josephs-new-short-film-starring-kelsey-lu-ishmael-butler-of-shabazz-palaces

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  • Strong Asian Mothers: Metro 'Artist of the Day'
    22 Feb, 2017 news

    Strong Asian Mothers are Metro's 'Artist of the Day'.

    www.metro.co.uk/2017/02/20/artist-of-the-day-1402-strong-asian-mothers-6447605

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  • Solange: Grammy Award 'Best R'n'B Performance'
    14 Feb, 2017 news

    Solange won the Grammy Award for 'Best R'n'B Performance' for the track 'Cranes In The Sky'.

    www.pitchfork.com/news/71536-grammys-2017-solange-wins-best-rb-performance

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  • Ama Lou: New Single 'Said It Already'
    09 Feb, 2017 news

    New Primary Talent addition Ama Lou, releases a new single 'Said It Already', which has been getting a lot of positive press attention.

    www.thefader.com/2017/02/06/ama-lou-said-it-already

    www.earmilk.com/2017/02/08/ama-lou-takes-a-stand-with-said-it-already-listen

    www.pigeonsandplanes.com/music/2017/02/ama-lou-said-it-already

    www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/ama-lou-sings-to-younger-generations-on-said-it-already-148

    www.notionmagazine.com/my-music-and-my-songs-are-my-strongest-voice-meet-ama-lou-the-artist-making-music-with-meaning

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  • Count Counsellor: New Track 'Dancery' With Fred
    03 Feb, 2017 news

    Count Counsellor presents a new track 'Dancery' with FRED, premiered in The Line of Best Fit.

    www.thelineofbestfit.com/new-music/discovery/count-counsellor-and-fred-join-forces-chaotic-new-party-starter-dancery

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  • Wiki: Releases Free EP
    02 Feb, 2017 news

    Wiki and Your Old Droog have released a free EP titled 'What Happened to the Fire'.
    Download from the link below.

    www.letterracer.com

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  • Sporting Life: New Video 'Nothing To Hide'
    02 Feb, 2017 news

    NYC's Sporting Life has dropped the visuals for 'Nothing to Hide' (feat. Wiki and Dev Hynes), taken from his 'Slam Dunk' EP series, out now on R&S Records.

    www.facebook.com/sportinglifeny

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  • Kelsey Lu: Kenzo Films 'Music Is My Mistress'
    01 Feb, 2017 news

    Kelsey Lu is featured in Kenzo's new short film 'Music Is My Mistress'.
    Previewed in The 405.

    www.thefourohfive.com/music/article/kenzo-s-new-campaign-stars-kelsey-lu-jesse-williams-and-tracey-ellis-ross-148

    www.kenzo.com/en/musicismymistress

     
  • Parklife 2017
    01 Feb, 2017 news

    The Parklife festival, will take place in Manchester over the weekend of 10th-11th June, and features a whole host of Primary Talent live artists & DJs.

    ...The 1975
    ...Two Door Cinema Club
    ...Rat Boy
    ...Loyle Carner
    ...Noisia
    ...Toddla T
    ...Rejjie Snow
    ...J Hus
    ...P Money
    ...The Japanese House
    ...Jamz Supernova

    www.parklife.uk.com

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