Rufus Wainwright: 5 Star Review In The Independent
Rufus Wainwright receives a 5 Star review for his show at Leeds Town Hall, in The Independent.
William Doyle: Featured In Noisey
William Doyle is interviewed in a Noisey feature, and shares a new video for 'Millersdale'.
Pale Waves: New Track 'Noises'
Pale Waves premiere a new track 'Noises' from their forthcoming debut album, and are featured in the NME.
- Matt Bates
Noel Gallagher: Absolute Radio O2 Ritz, Manchester
Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds will perform a special gig with Absolute Radio at The O2 Ritz, Manchester on Wednesday 18th July. This will be the first time Noel has ever played the iconic Manchester theatre.
BBC Music Introducing At The Lexington
BBC Music Introducing at The Lexington, London on 2nd August 2018 features Primary Talent International artists. Tickets available from the link below.
Open'er Festival 2018
The Open'er Festival in Gydnia, Poland from 4th-7th July will feature these Primary Talent International artists.
Wednesday 4th July
...Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds
Thursday 5th July
Gold Fir: New Track 'Fatal Fantasies'
Gold Fir premiere their new track 'Fatal Fantasies' on Hunger TV.
- Peter Elliott
28 Jun, 2018
TOKiMONSTA: Live At Sonar Festival 2018
TOKiMONSTA brought her 'Lune Rouge' album to life with a startlingly great A/V set at Sonar Festival in Barcelona.
Djedjotronic: 'Take Me Down' ft. Douglas McCarthy
Djedjotronic joins Nitzer Ebb's vocalist Douglas McCarthy for 'Take Me Down', a new, 1-track collaborative EP on Boysnoize Records.
Star.One: Ministry Of Sound
A new DJ mix by Star.One is featured on Ministry of Sound.
Laurel: Releases Two New Singles
Rising UK star Laurel has today released two new singles 'Crave' and 'Same Mistakes', both taken from her incredible debut album 'Dogviolet', out August 24th on Counter Records. These two new tracks follow lead single 'Lovesick' and further showcase the sublime vocals and raw guitars of the evocative and effortless 12 track LP.
The two new singles reveal the stylistic range of 'Dogviolet', with the gritty, driving blues of 'Same Mistakes' in contrast to the cinematic and soaring 'Crave'. First single 'Lovesick' set the tone for the album, with open, sparse production revealing Laurel's effortlessly emotive voice and the vintage warmth of her guitar playing. Other album highlights include spellbinding live favourite 'Life Worth Living', the infectiously wounded 'Adored', spikey punk pop hit 'Same Mistakes' and bitingly intense track 'Sun King' showcasing Laurel's mesmerising and intense vocals, seeing her singing "What is life, but a dream".
Recorded without glossing over the imperfections and driven by her personal lyrics and stirring melodies, every track on the album was written and recorded in Laurel's home studio in East London. It was then taken to Gizzard Studios to be fed back through a reel-to-reel tape recorder, re-capturing the organic tone that is prevalent within her breathtaking live shows.
Titled after the flower, 'Dogviolet' is a deeply personal exploration of the bittersweet feeling of love. Laurel says "I wrote these songs at home often locking myself away for periods of time in order to capture the true mania that comes from love; although a beautiful feeling, it can often feel a lot uglier."
Already receiving support from Annie Mac, Zane Lowe, Steve Lamacq, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart, Apple Music, Spotify, The Guardian, Wonderland and I-D Magazine, as well as partnerships with Burberry, Ellesse, Levis and Vans, 'Dogviolet' follows Laurel's incredible 'Park' EP and her captivating Spotify Live EP, released in 2017.
Following a huge 2017, including a UK and European tour with Oh Wonder, two sold-out UK headline tours, and appearances at The Secret Garden Party, Live At Leeds, Outlines Festival and Golden Leaves Festival, Laurel heads out on a UK and European tour this autumn.
P Money: 'Coldest Flows' With Little Dee
P Money presents the video for 'Coldest Flows', from his forthcoming joint EP with Little Dee.
Premiered on Complex.
Cattle & Cane: Humber Street Sesh, Hull
Cattle & Cane will play the Humber Street Sesh in Hull, over the weekend on 3rd / 4th August.
Liam Gallagher Finsbury Park Concert
Many Primary Talent International artists will be supporting Liam Gallagher in Finsbury Park, London on Friday, which is sold out!.
- Matt Bates
- Peter Elliott
- Francesco Caccamo
- Jack Herron
- Ben Winchester
- Charlie Renton
- Will Marshall
Django Django: Beat-Herder Festival 2018
Django Django will play the Beat-Herder festival in Lancashire, between 13th-15th July.
Art School Girlfriend: New Video 'Moon'
Art School Girlfriend - the most recent signing to Paul Epworth's record label, Wolf Tone (The Horrors, Glass Animals) - shares her new video for 'Moon', the follow up track from her intoxicating debut EP 'Measures'.
Welcome to The Moonlight Working Women's Club - the new atmospheric visual which perfectly complements her most recent haunting track. The video is directed by Luke Tierney and follows Art School Girlfriend disrupting the all-female cast in a stark nighttime setting.
Speaking on the video Art School Girlfriend said:
"At night, it feels like you can express yourself and interact with people in a way that daytime doesn't allow, or if you avoid the light, you can simply move through the world unseen. I wanted the video to explore this whilst also subverting gender norms by creating The Moonlight Working Women's Club."
Originally from North Wales, she decamped to London for five years where she fronted a shoegaze band before settling in Margate, Kent. Opting for the new moniker Art School Girlfriend, her self-produced tracks explore themes of queer identity, lust and disillusionment. Having released critically acclaimed debut EP 'Measures' earlier this year, 'Moon' is a taste of what's to come taken of her second EP due for release later this summer.
Having recently played at The Great Escape and BBC Radio 1's Big Weekender, Art School Girlfriend has confirmed a series of live dates across the UK - outlined below.
Armed with beautifully crafted songs and an enigmatic stage presence 2018 looks set to be Art School Girlfriend's breakout year.
G Flip: UK & European Tour
G Flip will tour the UK & Europe during October / November 2018, see her artist page for full details.
Catfish And The Bottlemen: At SSE Arena Wembley
Leapfrogging a spectacular summer of international festival appearances and looking to warm up their still-growing legion of fans this winter, an energised Catfish and The Bottlemen announce their return to The SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday 2 November 2018.
Two years on from their last, critically-acclaimed, sell-out appearance at Wembley in late 2016, the band return to a place that became symbolic of the band's unassailable rise from well-kept secret to vehemently adored arena-fillers. Having sold out their forthcoming Cardiff Castle date within 24 hours and incendiary festival appearances fuelling their momentum, their return to the capital is announced amid obvious and ever growing demand.
Contributing a sense of unapologetic ambition to British guitar music and teasing the promise of new material to follow their 2016, gold-status album, 'The Ride', the band is led onto ever bigger stages in the US, Spain, France and on home soil throughout summer 2018 by venerated frontman and songwriter, Van McCann, with Johnny Bond (lead guitar), Benji Blakeway (bass) and Bob Hall (drums).
Catfish and The Bottlemen admit to being happily of "no fixed abode" due to near constant touring and recording since 2014, when now platinum-certified debut album 'The Balcony' surfaced. From within any audience from Manchester to Melbourne, critics and peers have been engulfed by the swell of eager sentiment propelled by a vociferous fan base.
Tickets are available from the link below.
Art School Girlfriend: UK Tour
Art School Girlfriend will tour the UK during October 2018.
The Cure: Guardian Music Review
A 4 Star review for The Cure's 'Cureation' show at 'Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival' in Guardian Music.
The Cure: Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival
The Cure played the closing night of 'Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival' at the Royal Festival Hall, London, with a set list of deep cuts and two tracks from each album.
Catfish And The Bottlemen: SSE Area Wembley
Catfish and the Bottlemen have announced a huge show at the SSE Arena Wembley, in London on 2nd November. Tickets on sale from Friday 28th June.
Dave Clarke: New Video 'IVT?'
Dave Clarke shares the new video for 'IVT?' featuring Louisahhh, taken from his album 'The Desecration Of Desire'.
25 Jun, 2018
Mykki Blanco: Featured On Teyana Taylor's 'WTP'
Mykki Blanco features on Teyana Taylor's 'WTP', taken from her Kanye West produced album 'K.T.S.E.', out now on G.O.O.D. Music.
Rufus Wainwright: On His Second Opera 'Hadrian'
Rufus Wainwright discusses his forthcoming second opera entitled 'Hadrian' in The Observer.
G Flip: New Single & Video For 'Killing My Time'
Following an absolutely belting trip to the UK and Europe, singer, songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist G Flip today releases the video for her second single 'Killing My Time'. A sharp-edged, glistening pop cut with a summer-ready beat and shimmering synth, the video for 'Killing My Time' was filmed using handheld cameras in airports while G Flip toured the world, a tongue-in-cheek reference to G Flip's whirlwind, non-stop schedule following her breakout success this year after performances at SXSW and The Great Escape.
After a sold out Australian tour, a string of UK summer dates and a Pale Waves support slot, G Flip has announced a UK and European autumn tour, including a night at London's iconic The Garage. See her artist page for details.
Justice: New Single & Album 'Woman Worldwide'
Justice's new single 'D.A.N.C.E.' is available now. The album 'Woman Worldwide' is released on 24th August on 3 x vinyl and 2 xCD.
Purchase from the link below.
SLANG: New Single 'Richest Man In The World'
SLANG presents his new single 'Richest Man In The World' (Humble Angel Records), on Spotify.
Slowdive: A2IM's 'Album Of The Year'
Slowdive's self-titled new album wins 'Album of the Year’ at A2IM's Libera Awards in New York.
Featured in Billboard.
TOKiMONSTA: Featured In Pitchfork
TOKiMONSTA was "having a beer" with Pitchfork.
Tom Grennan: Featured In The NME
Tom Grennan is featured in the NME, his debut album 'Lighting Matches' is released on 6th July.
Circa Waves: Complete Third Album
Circa Waves have finished recording their third album, and it's been produced by Alan Moulder.
See the NME for more details.
- Matt Bates
The Boomtown festival, will take place in Hampshire from 9th-12th August, and features a whole host of Primary Talent International artists.
...Employed To Serve
...Kuenta i Tambu
- Ed Sellers
- Stacey Owen
- Serena Parsons
- Cils Fyne-Williams
- Nick Reddick
- Moshope Osinibi
- Steve Backman
- Stefan Romer
- Andy Duggan
- Martin Mackay
Rufus Wainwright: 'All These Poses' Tour
Rufus Wainwright announces the 'All These Poses' tour, to take place in Europe in April 2019.
(Sandy) Alex G: The War On Drugs Tour
(Sandy) Alex G will be the special guest of The War On Drugs, on their German tour dates in December 2018.
- Matt Pickering-Copley
Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs: Returns With 'Leave A Light On'
First previewed on Soundcloud when Orlando Higginbottom (AKA Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs) uploaded the track for a few hours on his birthday in March, 'Leave A Light On' today receives a full release and is named 'Hottest Record In The World' by Annie Mac on her BBC Radio 1 show.
Written and performed solely by Higgingbottom, (bar the drums) and produced by Dan Carey and Tim Anderson, 'Leave A Light On' is available to stream and download now via Nice Age.
Vistas: New Video 'Tigerblood'
Vistas present their new video for 'Tigerblood' exclusively in 1883 magazine.
The KVB: La Route du Rock Festival
The KVB will play La Route du Rock festival in St.Malo, France on 16th August 2018.
Tom Grennan: World Record Attempt For Most Live Shows
Tom Grennan will attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most live shows performed in 12 hours, by playing ten small UK towns on 11th July:
Little Lever, Bolton
Chipping Sodbury, Bristol
Agar Agar: New Video 'Sorry About The Carpet'
Agar Agar share their new video for the track 'Sorry About The Carpet'.
Neneh Cherry: Festival Noroeste 2018
Neneh Cherry will feature at the Festival Noroeste in Galicia, Spain in August.
Mount Kimbie: Summer Festivals 2018
Mount Kimbie have announced their summer festivals for 2018, see their artist page for full details.
Slowdive: War On Drugs O2 Arena Show
Slowdive will be the special guests of The War On Drugs at their massive arena show in London's The O2, on 13th December 2018.
Full details in the NME.
Alt-J: On The Late Show With Pusha T
Alt-J performed 'In Cold Blood' on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, with special guests Pusha T & Twin Shadow.
Wolf Alice: Foo Fighters Stadium Shows
Wolf Alice are the special guests of the Foo Fighters at their UK stadium shows in Manchester & London, beginning tonight.
Full details in the NME.
- Matt Bates
18 Jun, 2018
Jamz Supernova: Sonar Festival 2018
Listen to Jamz Supernova's DJ set at this year's Sonar Festival, from the link below.
Husky Loops: 'Tempo' With Sergei & Rankin
Husky Loops create the soundtrack for this feature 'Tempo' with the dancer Sergei & photographer Rankin.
Featured in Nowness.
MK: New Track With Chelsea FC
Chelsea Football Club players have created a song with MK using footballs.
Featured in GQ.
Pale Waves: New Video For 'Kiss'
Pale Waves share their new video for the track 'Kiss', available now on Dirty Hit.
- Matt Bates
Muncie Girls: New Single, Video & Album
Muncie Girls present their new video for the single 'Picture Of Health', taken from the forthcoming album 'Fixed Ideals', released on 31st August.
MoStack: New Video 'What I Wanna'
MoStack shares his new video for the track 'What I Wanna'.
Dylan Cartlidge: New Single 'Up & Upside Down'
Dylan Cartlidge's new single 'Up & Upside Down' was featured on Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 (at 56 minutes) or listen on Spotify.
Killbox: Debut Album 'Pleasure Palace'
Killbox's 'Pleasure Palace' out now on RAM Records.
'Pleasure Palace', the debut album from Ed Rush and Audio's Killbox project is out today via RAM Records / BMG.
Full Crate: 'A Storm On A Summers Day'
'A Storm On A Summers Day' is the first release from Full Crate's upcoming EP 'Still Growing'.
The project is an outcome of self reflection and personal growth. Full Crate struggled with his relationships, mental and physical health. He took these experiences and now considers them as an important journey in his life. The first single 'A Storm On A Summers Day' is a collaboration with the powerful voiced newcomer Gaidaa.
"It's the first time I have taken my real true feelings and put them into songs and visuals. The first time I have written the majority of the songs and put my story out in the open. From creating the songs to writing the scripts for the videos and directing them."
Pale Waves: UK & Ireland Tour Dates
Pale Waves announce details of their UK & Ireland tour in September / October 2018.
Tickets on sale today.
- Matt Bates
QZB: Remix Jordan Rakei
QZB have remixed Jordan Rakei's track 'Add The Bassline'.
You Me At Six: UK Tour
Following the announcement of new music and a brand new album, You Me At Six today set out their plans to return to the road this November / December. With five headline shows planned across the country, the band will stop off in the capital at O2 Academy Brixton on Friday, November 30th, with support coming from Marmozets & The Xcerts.
After selling over 76,000 tickets across the UK last year, You Me At Six are undoubted Heavyweights of the UK rock scene, filling the largest venues wherever they go. Their phenomenal live career speaks for itself, having sold out arena tours in the UK, headlining both the NME / Radio 1 stage at Reading & Leeds in 2017 and the second stage at Download Festival this year. November's tour gives You Me At Six the chance to road test their explosive new show, creating a new batch of future live classics for fans in the process.
Speaking of the tour, the band comment; "We're looking forward to hitting the road this November. Our new record 'VI' will have been out for around a month, so we can't wait to play new & and old music for our fans in some of our favourite venues in the UK!"
You Me At Six: Feature In The Independent
You Me At Six are featured in The Independent discussing their forthcoming album 'VI', and it's two preview singles '3am' & 'Fast Forward'.
The 1975: Guardian's 'Great Tracks For June'
The 1975's new single 'Give Yourself A Try' is featured in The Guardian's list of '50 Great Tracks For June'.
- Matt Bates
The Cure: Robert Smith Featured In The Guardian
On the eve of Robert Smith's Meltdown Festival at the South Bank, London from 15th - 24th June, he is featured in The Guardian.
The Cure play a huge show in Hyde Park on 7th July.
Tom Grennan: New Video 'Barbed Wire'
Filmed in the Joshua Tree National Park in LA, Tom Grennan shares his incredible new video for 'Barbed Wire'. Directed by Tim Mattia (George Ezra, Paradise), Grennan's powerful performance drives this uplifting anthem about not letting anything hold you back, ensuring you bring people up with you and kicking back at others who say you can't "Gotta Stand Tall and Aim Higher, don't touch the barbed wire". 'Barbed Wire' is the follow-up single to 'Sober' which featured on Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio X, Absolute and Virgin daytime playlists and saw him break into the Top 40 airplay charts.
'Barbed Wire' is taken from Grennan's highly anticipated debut album 'Lighting Matches' which is released on 6th July on Insanity Records.
Rufus Wainwright: UK Summer Tour
Rufus Wainwright will tour the UK this summer, with special guest Nerina Pallot.
You Me At Six: Two New Singles And An Album
You Me At Six are back with two new singles '3AM' & 'Fast Forward'.
Both are taken from the forthcoming album 'VI', released on 5th October on Underdog & AWAL.
See the feature in Rock Sound for full details.
Todd Edwards: Rinse FM Residency
Todd Edwards kicked off his new residency on Rinse FM this past Monday with a 2hr mix including brand new material from himself along with a healthy dose of house and garage, both new and old.
Shades: Preview New Single 'The Saga'
EPROM and Alix Perez have unveiled the first single from their forthcoming debut Shades album 'In Praise of Darkness'.
- Nick Reddick
Rejjie Snow: New Video 'Charlie Brown'
Rejjie Snow premiers his new video for 'Charlie Brown' in Complex.
Ama Lou: Electrowerkz, London
Ama Lou will play Electrowerkz, London on 12th June 2018.
Wolf Alice: New Video 'Space & Time'
Wolf Alice's new video for the track 'Space & Time',is featured in the NME.
- Matt Bates
Halogenix:'Deep News' EP
'Deep News' is the title track from Halogenix new 8-track EP, on Critical Music.
Anna Calvi: New Album 'Hunter'
'Hunter', the third long player from from the BRIT Award and double Mercury Music Prize - nominated Anna Calvi, will be released on 31st August 2018 via Domino.
Produced by Nick Launay (Nick Cave, Grinderman) at Konk Studios in London with some further production in LA, the album was recorded with Anna's band - Mally Harpaz on various instruments and Alex Thomas on drums - with the addition of Adrian Utley from Portishead on keys and Martyn Casey from The Bad Seeds on bass. It has a new rawness, a primal energy into which Calvi pushes the limits of her guitar and voice beyond anything she's recorded before.
Anna Calvi: New Single 'Don't Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy'
Anna Calvi shares a video for the album's first single, 'Don't Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy'. A battle cry with a rousing chorus, the song was partly written while thinking about how young children are when they're conditioned to follow gender roles - in particular, the "heartbreaking" process through which small boys are taught not to cry or show emotions. Speaking about the track, Anna said the following: "It's a song about the defiance of happiness. It's about being free to identify yourself in whichever way you please, without any restraints from society."
Directed by rising star and recent Kendrick Lamar collaborator, William Kennedy, and choreographed by Aaron Sillis (FKA Twigs).
Anna Calvi: New Single, Video, Album & Tour
Anna Calvi releases her third studio album, 'Hunter', on 31st August 2018. It's preceded by the first single and video - 'Don't Beat The Girl Out Of My Boy'.
She has announced an extensive UK and European tour for autumn / winter 2018 / 2019 with a London show at The Roundhouse on 7th February 2019.
See her artist page for full details.
Noisia: New Collaboration With Former
Noisia present a new collaboration with Former, entitled 'Cleansing'.
Noisia: At Arcadia, London
Noisia closing Arcadia London in style atop the awe-inspiring, fire-breathing spider.
The KVB: At Devilstone, Lithuania
The KVB will play the Devilstone festival in Lithuania, between 12th-15th July 2018.
Halogenix: New Track 'Embers'
Halogenix mesmerises with the ethereal sounds of 'Embers', forthcoming on his 'Deep News' EP on Critical.
Rat Boy: Announce UK Tour
Rat Boy have announced details of their UK tour in November 2018.
Stormzy & Dave: Ivor Novello Award Winners
The Ivor Novello Awards were held in Grosvenor House, London and award winners featured:
Best Album: Stormzy 'Gang Signs & Prayer'
Best Contemporary Song: Dave 'Question Time'
Puppy: UK Tour
Puppy will tour the UK in August, see their artist page for full details.
Culture Shock: New Track 'There For You'
Culture Shock continues the 'Sequence' series with 'There For You', out now on RAM & mau5trap.
Loski: UK Dates Sold Out
Loski's UK dates in London, Manchester & Birmingham in October, are all SOLD OUT!.
EDM Sauce: 'Best Albums Of 2018... So Far'
EDM Sauce's list of 'Best Albums Of 2018... So Far', features:
...Keys 'N Krates: 'Cura' (Dim Mak)
...Joe Ford: 'Colours In Sound' (Shogun)
Star.One: Complex Session
Star.One was in session exclusively for Complex, click the link below to listen.
P Money: New Video 'Road Rage 2'
P Money brings us his latest 'Road Rage' freestyle over a grimey instrumental produced by Gallah.
Studio version out now on all digital platforms
Halogenix: New Track 'Future Flow'
The first track from Halogenix's 8 track collection 'Deep News'.
Forthcoming on Critical Music on June 15th 2018.
Leon Vynehall: Reviews & Radio 1 Residency
More great reviews for Leon Vynehall's new album 'Nothing Is Still', out on Ninja Tune.
...8/10 - DJ Mag 'Album of The Month'
...7/10 - Loud & Quiet
...4.5/5 - Narc Mag
Leon's residency on BBC Radio 1 began last night, play back from the link below.
The 1975: New Video For 'Give Yourself A Try'
The 1975 share the video for their new single 'Give Yourself A Try'. The album 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships' is released in October.
- Matt Bates