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  • 30 Mar, 2013

    Tricky: European Tour & New Album 'False Idols'

    In anticipation of forthcoming album, 'False Idols', Tricky has announced a string of European shows beginning in April, with three album release shows across London, Berlin and Paris in the week before the release of the album on May 27th.
    He has also unveiled a new video for the album track 'Does It', featuring Francesca Belmonte.


  • 30 Mar, 2013

    Phoenix: New Album 'Bankrupt'

    Phoenix discuss their forthcoming album 'Bankrupt' with Pitchfork TV. Release date 22nd April 2013.


  • 29 Mar, 2013

    Alt-J: BBC 2 Station Idents

    The British television channel BBC 2 has chosen three Alt-J tracks for use as station idents. Instrumental versions of 'Something Good', 'Intro' and 'Fitzpleasure' from the band's Mercury Music Prize winning album 'An Awesome Wave', are all currently appearing between programmes on the station.


  • 28 Mar, 2013

    Lana Del Rey: New Video 'Chelsea Hotel #2'

    Lana Del Rey has unveiled a new video, her own unique cover version of Leonard Cohen's 1974 song 'Chelsea Hotel #2'.


  • 28 Mar, 2013

    Boy Kid Cloud: New Single '6am' / 'I Need Love'

    Boy Kid Cloud has released a new single '6am' / 'I Need Love'. Available to download through iTunes.


  • glastonbury festival 2013
    28 Mar, 2013

    Glastonbury Festival 2013

    The UK's Glastonbury Festival 2013 has announced an impressive bill for this year's event, with headliners The Rolling Stones. Primary Talent is well represented so far, and many more bands & djs are still to be announced.
    Glastonbury Festival takes place between 28th-30th June, and is already sold out.

    Primary Talent artists include:
    ...Dizzee Rascal
    ...Rufus Wainwright
    ...Two Door Cinema Club
    ...Azealia Banks
    ...The Horrors
    ...Django Django
    ...Half Moon Run
    ...Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
    ...The Proclaimers


  • 27 Mar, 2013

    Mount Kimbie: New Single 'Made To Stray'

    'Made To Stray' is the new single from Mount Kimbie's forthcoming album 'Cold Spring Fault Less Youth', released on 27th May on Warp Records.
    'Made to Stray' was yesterday's 'Track of the Day' on Pitchfork.
    See them on tour in Europe throughout May.


  • 27 Mar, 2013

    Phoenix: 'Entertainment' Blood Orange Remix

    The Blood Orange remix of Phoenix's current single 'Entertainment' by producer Dev Hynes, features backing vocals from former original Sugababes; Mutya Keisha Siobhan. Available here as a free download from Soundcloud.
    Phoenix's new album 'Bankrupt' is released on 22nd April, through Glassnote / Atlantic Records.


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    27 Mar, 2013

    Wet Nuns: SXSW & Detestival

    Wet Nuns were proclaimed by today's The Independent to be one of the best new bands at this year's SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
    This weekend they curate their own festival Detestival, at Queens Social Club in Sheffield, which will also feature TOY.


  • 26 Mar, 2013

    Cris Hearn: 50 Most Powerful People in EDM

    Australian magazine In The Mix has voted Primary Talent booking agent Cris Hearn as #34 in it list of The 50 Most Powerful People in Electronic Dance Music 2013.
    Cris' roster includes A-Trak, Amon Tobin, Booka Shade, Dada Life, Hudson Mohawke, Sebastien Tellier, Zeds Dead, Wolfgang Gartner and Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs to name just a few.


  • 25 Mar, 2013

    Daft Punk: New Album 'Random Access Memories'

    Daft Punk's fourth album 'Random Access Memories' is now set for release on 21st May, through their own Daft Life label and Columbia Records. More details soon.


  • 25 Mar, 2013

    Hadouken!: Album Debuts at #35

    Hadouken!'s album 'Every Weekend' has debuted at #35, in the UK Official Album Chart. Preview the album here.


  • 25 Mar, 2013

    The 1975: 'Chocolate' at #19

    The 1975's new single 'Chocolate' has entered the Official UK Singles Chart at #19.


  • 25 Mar, 2013

    Half Moon Run: Shacklewell Arms London Tonight

    Canadian trio Half Moon Run, were one of the best received bands at last week's SXSW Music Festival, see them tonight at the Shacklewell Arms, London.


  • 22 Mar, 2013

    Lunar C: New Video with Flexplicit

    Lunar C is featured in this new track from Flexplicit entitled '#KMA'.
    Directed by: Jay Parpworth.


  • 22 Mar, 2013

    Big Black Delta: New Video 'Side of the Road'

    Following their return from SXSW in Texas, Big Black Delta have released a new video for 'Side of the Road' through Pitchfork TV.
    Director: Warren Kommers.


  • 21 Mar, 2013

    Buraka Som Sistema: Free Download 'Zouk Flute'

    The almighty Buraka Som Sistema join the Upper Cuts free download series on a mission to give the world yet another musical genre to dance to.
    The tropical downtempo madness of first 15 minutes of their now legendary Boiler Room set marked the introduction of Zouk Bass, a brand new tropical hybrid born from the meeting of the French Antillan rhythms of zouk - and its Lusophone relative kizomba - with the bass-heavy styles of the UK underground.

    'Zouk Flute' is the name of the track that brings the slow and sexy zouk rhythms to the 21st century clubs. A mischievous and downright hypnotic melody instantly puts you in the mood for dancing in dimly lit rooms, giving the style's tropical heritage a dangerous modern edge. While the charming synths reel you in, the heavy slow-paced beats and thick sub-bass pressure promise to keep you nailed to the dancefloor, ocasionally breaking the spell to ask the DJ for yet another rewind.

    As it happened all those years ago with the fast-paced Angolan rhythms of kuduro, yet another tropical revolution in electronic dance music can be traced back to Buraka Som Sistema's studio. While the beats radically change this time around, the need to make people dance their troubles away stays the same. Because dancing is always the best remedy, why not do it a bit slower?


  • 21 Mar, 2013

    TOY: New EP 'My Heart Skips A Beat'

    TOY's new 4-track EP featuring 'My Heart Skips A Beat' is available now on Heavenly Recordings.
    See them live at The Lexington in London this Saturday night, 23rd March with the legendary Wire.


  • 21 Mar, 2013

    Gabriella Cilmi: New Video 'Sweeter In History'

    Gabriella Cilmi unveils her new video 'Sweeter In History'.
    See her live at St Pancras Church in London on 8th April, 2013.


  • 21 Mar, 2013

    Kano: New Track With Benga 'Forefather'

    'Forefather' is the new track from Benga and Kano, taken from Benga's upcoming album 'Chapter II' on Sony Music...


  • 21 Mar, 2013

    SKATERS: New Video 'I Wanna Dance (But I Don't Know How)'

    Watch SKATERS' new video for their song 'I Wanna Dance (But I Don't Know How)'. Directed by Danilo Parra.
    See them on tour in the UK from 1st May.


  • 21 Mar, 2013

    Deco Child: New EP 'Skinless'

    'Skinless' is the new EP from Deco Child. Released on 13th May 2013 on Ninja Tune.


  • 20 Mar, 2013

    Glasvegas: New Single 'I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You)'

    'I'd Rather Be Dead (Than Be With You)' is the new single from Glasvegas, released on their own Go Wow Records on 25th March.
    Taken from their forthcoming album 'Later, When The TV Turns To Static'.


  • 20 Mar, 2013

    The Bloody Beetroots: New Single 'SPANK'

    The new single from The Bloody Beetroots is 'SPANK' featuring TAI and Bart B More. It is released on Ultra Music on 19th March.


  • 20 Mar, 2013

    Midnight Juggernauts: New Single 'Ballad of the War Machine'

    Midnight Juggernauts have unveiled their new video for the single 'Ballad of the War Machine', from their new album due for release in mid-2013.
    They will be touring in Australia throughout April, then in Europe from June.


  • 18 Mar, 2013

    K-Koke: 'Lay Down Your Weapons' at #18

    K-Koke's new single 'Lay Down Your Weapons' (featuring Rita Ora) on RCA Records, has entered the Official UK Top 40 Singles Chart this weekend at #18.


  • 17 Mar, 2013

    Wolf + Lamb: Showcase at SXSW

    Tanner Ross, Slow Hands and No Regular Play all featured at the Wolf + Lamb showcase, at SXSW festival in Austin, TX this week.


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    13 Mar, 2013

    Alex Metric: 'Ammunition 3' EP

    It's with no hesitation that UK floor-filler Alex Metric drops an assertive 4/4 thump line to initiate the beautiful, diverse and heavy 'Ammunition 3 EP', his second collection of all new tracks for Skrillex's OWSLA collective. The man can't sit still, his provocative sound leaning heavily on UK garage before slamming headlong into breakbeats while rave synth-work fills in the details, and I'm speaking merely about the final cut of the collection. On the four tracks that comprise his newest, diva vocals flit and build around precise claps, stabs punctuate the low-end, flecks of acid permeate the mix; His amalgam is precise and diverse, tied together with a measured ear and impeccable taste.

    Alex is an anomaly in his immediate circle of peers, his tunes awash with appreciation for the historical library of UK electronic music while wholeheartedly borrowing the US's most recent, open-armed approach to bass. It's his keen ability to incorporate and reinterpret the influences of the distant past for a wide-eyed audience, and few are doing it better regardless of context. We've seen the first wave crash on western shores, Alex is dead set on proving there's plenty more in the distance.


  • 13 Mar, 2013

    Phoenix: Live at Shepherds Bush Empire

    Phoenix will be celebrating the release of 'Bankrupt!', their fifth studio album, in style on April 22nd, as they land in London to play Shepherds Bush Empire for what will be their first British show of the year. With their hotly anticipated follow up to 2009's critically acclaimed 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix' released on the same day, this will be a memorable chance for fans to experience the tracks in their full glory as the band touch back on these shores before embarking on a string of dates at some of the world's biggest festivals.

    A series of U.S. tour dates will culminate in a Saturday night headline slot at this year's Coachella, before the French outfit return to Europe to play a number of the continent's most highly regarded events, starting with a headline Thursday night slot at Primavera Sound in Barcelona.
    The band have also just been revealed as a NME/Radio 1 stage headliner at this year's Reading & Leeds Festivals, which sees them returning to the sites for the first time since 2010.

    'Bankrupt!' is the incredible follow up to 2009's critically lauded 'Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix', which sold over 1 million copies worldwide, was certified Gold in the U.S., and Platinum in Canada, Australia and France. The band also won the Grammy for 'Best Alternative Album'.
    'Bankrupt!' was co-produced by the band - Thomas Mars (vocals), Laurent Brancowitz (guitar), Christian Mazzalai (guitar), and Deck D'Arcy (bass) - and producer Philippe Zdar.

    Tickets for the show will be available through an exclusive pre-sale via the band's website on Wednesday 13th March at 10am at wearephoenix.com/tour and on general sale from Friday. Fans will also have the chance to pre-order the new album from the website when buying tickets.

    'Bankrupt!' will be released on April 22nd on Atlantic / Glassnote Records.


  • 13 Mar, 2013

    Surkin: New Release 'Advanced Entertainment System EP'

    Surkin's new release the 'Advanced Entertainment System EP', is out on the 18th March featuring this track 'Stronger' with Canblaster, on Marble Music France.


  • 12 Mar, 2013

    Azealia Banks: New Single 'Yung Rapunxel'

    Azealia Banks unveils her new single 'Yung Rapunxel', from the forthcoming debut album 'Broke With Expensive Taste'.


  • Reading and Leeds 2013
    12 Mar, 2013

    Reading & Leeds Festivals 2013

    The Reading and Leeds Festivals will take place over the weekend of 23rd-25th August in the UK. Primary Talent artists Phoenix and Alt-J, will be headlining the NME/BBC Radio 1 stages, at both of these events.
    Other artists to appear over the weekend include; Azealia Banks, Baauer, Hadouken!, The 1975 and Swim Deep.

    Alt-J - headlining NME/BBC Radio 1 Tent
    ...Saturday 24th August; Reading Festival
    ...Sunday 25th August; Leeds Festival

    Phoenix - headlining NME/BBC Radio 1 Tent
    ...Friday 23rd August; Leeds Festival
    ...Sunday 25th August; Reading Festival



  • 12 Mar, 2013

    The 1975: 'Chocolate' at #24

    'Chocolate', the lead track from The 1975's 'Music For Cars EP' has entered the BBC Radio One Top 40 Singles Chart at #24.
    The band will be touring the UK in May.


  • 08 Mar, 2013

    Phoenix: New Video 'Entertainment'

    Unveiled today 'Entertainment' the brand new video from Phoenix, made by Patrick Daughters.


  • 07 Mar, 2013

    Olivia Sebastianelli: The Guardian's 'New Band of the Day'

    Olivia Sebastianelli is Paul Lester's 'New Band of the Day', in today's The Guardian.
    Read the whole feature here...


  • 06 Mar, 2013

    Crookers: March 2013 Playlist

    Download the new March 2013 playlist from Crookers, here at iTunes.


  • 05 Mar, 2013

    THE D.O.T.: New Single and Album

    THE D.O.T. released their new single 'How We All Lie' yesterday. The second album by Mike Skinner formerly of The Streets and Rob Harvey (ex-The Music), is entitled 'Diary', and is released on 6th May.


  • 05 Mar, 2013

    Daft Punk: 15 Seconds of New Music

    Daft Punk previewed fifteen seconds of new music, in a mysterious advert shown on American TV during last weekends 'Saturday Night Live'. No name for their forthcoming fourth album, no release date - just the Daft Punk logo and helmets, with a short funky disco riff.


  • 01 Mar, 2013

    Atlas Genius: Debut Album Charts in USA

    Adelaide band Atlas Genius's debut album 'When It Was Now' (Warner Brothers) has entered the US Billboard Chart at #34 this week. Hear it, in it's entirety on this album stream...


  • Pope Perry
    01 Mar, 2013

    Lee 'Scratch' Perry: The New Pope?

    All hail our very own candidate for the papacy... the legendary Lee 'Scratch' Perry.


  • 01 Mar, 2013

    Jeremy Olander: Guest Mix for Group Therapy Radio

    After being broadcasted on Friday, February 22nd and causing the Twittersphere to go abuzz, Jeremy Olander's debut guest mix for Above & Beyond's Group Therapy Radio is now available on Soundcloud.


  • 01 Mar, 2013

    HVOB: New Single 'Jack'

    New single from HVOB is 'Jack', available now on Still Vor Talent.


  • 01 Mar, 2013

    Tanner Ross: New Mix for Data Transmission

    Tanner Ross from the Wolf + Lamb record label, has released a new Podcast for the Data Transmission website. Download it here from Soundcloud.


  • 01 Mar, 2013

    Azealia Banks: Covers The Strokes

    Azealia Banks has posted online her own unique cover version of The Strokes' 'Barely Legal', produced by Lindbdergh Palace. Her next official single 'Yung Rapunxel' is released later this month...


  • The Story Of The Streets
    01 Mar, 2013

    Mike Skinner: NME Award for 'Best Book'

    At this week's NME Awards at the Troxy in London, Mike Skinner was awarded the 'Best Book' prize for 'The Story of The Streets'.

    "cleverer, funnier, more illuminating and beautifully written than anything I have read in the longest time!
    The Guardian


  • 01 Mar, 2013

    The Bots: New Electronic Press Kit

    Brothers Mikaiah Lei, 19 (guitar, vocals) and Anaiah Lei, 16 (drums, back-up vocals) are THE BOTS.
    Having toured the U.S. and European festival circuit extensively and supporting such legendary artists as Blur, Tenacious D, Refused, Social Distortion, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, playing the closing ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics, traveling the UK with Damon Albarn's Africa Express Train Tour, and a recent musical appearance on one of France's biggest nightly talk shows, Le Grand Journal on Canal +, THE BOTS are causing a heavy buzz world-wide and introducing their innovative, visionary raucous organic blend of rock, blues, and punk across the globe.


  • 01 Mar, 2013

    Dropkick Murphys: New Video 'The Boys Are Back'

    Brand new video for the track 'The Boys Are Back', by the Dropkick Murphys, from their album, 'Signed and Sealed in Blood'.