Hey you lovely people!
Charlotte here. The bank holiday weekend is fast approaching, and if you live in or near London you don’t want to miss our latest signing Vince James.
Catch Vince perform not one, but TWO, Sofar Sounds shows in a top secret location on Sunday 28th and Monday 29th.
For your chance to attend a show, enter the competition here:
Sunday 28th: https://www.sofarsounds.com/comp/vince-james-28th-August
Monday 29th: https://www.sofarsounds.com/comp/vince-james-29th-August
Listen To This
Hello, you lovely lot… could we please ask for your vote? Listen To This is organising the following panel at SXSW in Austin next March. The panel includes a fine array of speakers including Russell Sheffield of Trackd Music, Dave Stewart, Jennifer Newman Sharp and Dan Bettridge!
Please Vote Here
Our panel session will explore the changing face of musical collaboration across borders; it will highlight the digital tools that are out there to enable musicians to connect sonically and form song ideas. We will identify successful and not so successful collaborations between artists as example case studies, and discuss ownership and rights concerns artists may have when entering the collaboration space for the first time.
- What are the barriers for musicians and artists looking to discover one another with a view to collaborating?
- How do musicians collaborate, who owns the work and how to manage content creators rights?
- What’s the future, will collaborations lead to new models of music discovery for creators and music listeners and how can artists capitalize?
Looking back at our time at SXSW in March and Listen To This booking the Trackd Music showcase at the British Music Embassy located at Latitude 30 on San Jacinto just off 6th street downtown Austin Texas.
SXSW 2016 was a big moment for Trackd the award winning social recording app. Up for best new app at SXSW interactive and showcasing the best in musical talent since the app went live in August 2015.
Monday March 14th, the showcase was neatly placed between SXSW interactive and music conferences. The night was awash with talent from the world over, Violet Skies and indie rockers The Crookes from the UK, Ireland’s Ciaran Lavery genius wordsmith and JoJo Abbot from Ghana via New York City. The night also had a soundtrack provided by Brandi Cyrus who spun tunes from the DJ booth. The night was a rip roaring success, an orderly queue formed from the off and the crowd numbers didn’t dwindle from 7pm through to the 1am close.
You can watch highlights of the night here.
Since SXSW Trackd has gone from strength to strength and is looking to March 2017 and doing it all over again! Interested in performing? Get on Trackd and start playing around with some sounds. Download the app: http://apple.co/1SgUKn8
On the weekend Charlotte and Grant joined other Welsh music commentators and spoke to David Owens over at Wales Online who posed the question what does the Welsh music scene/industry need that it doesn’t have already and why?
You can read the article in full here.
Hi All, Grant here … just a note to say check out Colchester’s brilliant Animal Noise whom I manage through Liquid Management. They release a new single today on Liquid Records called ‘How Can You Love Me?’ and it’s a belter!
Read a few words from the Josh, Jack and Birdy about the single here.
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Colchester’s Animal Noise are set to release the second single ‘How Can You Love Me?’ off of the band’s ‘Sink Or Swim’ EP on August 19th. The single will be released by Liquid Records,and it will also feature an official CD release of the E.P. Sink Or Swim. How Can You Love Me? had it’s premiere spin on John Kennedy’s XPOSURE playlist on Radio X.
Listen to the Sink Or Swim EP here.
The new single How Can You Love Me with its earthy organic production is described here by Josh Sandifer Animal Noise’s lead vocalist “ We wanted to create a sense of intrigue and suspense in the intro of How Can You Love Me, it does this but leaves a lot of room to breathe, which makes a change from the way our songs usually take shape. The vocals tear in and occupy this breathing space prominently, the contradictory phrases used in the lyrics are meant to paint a picture of an unhealthy kind of obsession and the accompanying denial. We wanted to leave a lot of space in the chorus between the phrases, the progression between the afrobeating static rhythm behind the main line and the deep pounding floor toms over the gaps does this nicely. Lyrically, it’s an overall bleakly themed song but the paradoxically upbeat infectiousness of the music counters this and restores a balance.”
Having successfully completed a spring tour of U.K. and selling out their hometown show at Colchester Arts Centre, Animal Noise have kicked off their summer festival run with a blinding performance at the Playstation stage at British Summer Time Festival and continue onward with festival shows at Standon Calling, Fling, Ramsbottom and Wilkestock which will see them play their brand new music which has been picking up love from key tastemakers G od Is In The TV, Louder Than War, Jammerzine, Indie Band Guru and X SNoise. The ‘Sink Or Swim’ EP has also enjoyed early radio airplay from B BC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and S OHO Radio with a healthy momentum building.
September 3rd @ Wilkestock, Hertfordshire September 17th @ Ramsbottom Festival, Ramsbottom September 18th @ Ramsbottom Festival, Ramsbottom
What the folks at press and radio have been saying!
“I really, really liked that, I want to see them live!”
Greg James, BBC Radio 1
“Baddow blew my socks off. It’s a wonderful piece of music, played from beginning to end with such fresh, ferocious energy.”
Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 6 Music
“Baddow, it’s such a good tune.”
MaryAnne Hobbs, Radio X (XFM)
“I like the guitars and vocals on that. Feels a bit Nick Mulveyesque instrumentationwise, great vocal”
Georgie Rogers, Virgin Radio
“Over the course of about three minutes, there’s intense plucking of a string instrument, which reminds me of Trampled by Turtles, as well as a yodeling aspect to the vocals that not everyone can pull off.”
Indie Band Guru (online)
Official website: www.animalnoise.co.uk // Facebook // YouTube // Twitter & Instagram: @animalnoise
It’s the 10th edition of the Wales’s Sŵn Festival this October and we are delighted to announce that two of our acts CwCw and Vince James are confirmed to perform! Playing the Young Promoter’s Network stage they will be opening up for a stage that has Betsy headlining!
Get your tickets and make sure you are at The Undertone on October 23rd!
Hi Peeps, Rich here… 18,000miles 11days 10flights 8countries and 3 continents. Not your average start to August, but damn it was a good one. Being able to travel to this vast continent has always been a dream of mine. Being able to go there for work with some of the nicest people I work with was just the icing on the cake. Being able to be part of sold out shows in a remote corner of the global is truly an experience I will never forget.
Huge shout out to Our Last Night and the fans of South America for making this one hell of a tour!