Rag'n'Bone Man has released the video for his new single 'Skin'. You can watch the video here.
Rag’n’Bone Man, AKA Rory Graham, releases his new single Skin, out now on Best Laid Plans / Columbia Records. Taken from his debut album Human which was released on February 10 to mass critical acclaim, the album was immediately certified gold and swiftly certified platinum just 3 weeks later having spent 2 consecutive weeks at the number 1 spot in the UK charts.
The phenomenal success of Human has resonated around the globe on an equally outstanding scale, with the album surpassing an amazing 1 million sales worldwide and hitting the number 1 spot on iTunes in over 30 countries. A hugely successful recent trip to the US saw Rory make his second US TV performance (following a recent appearance on The Jimmy Fallon Show) on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and play a sold out show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City. Rory also made his SXSW debut last week where he played a plethora of packed shows across Austin, Texas.
Having won two BRIT Awards - making Rory the first BRITs Critics’ Choice Award winner to win Best British Breakthrough Act in the same year - Rory is now back on the road performing and doing what he loves best. Currently on tour playing sold out shows across Europe, Rory arrives back in the UK from April 18 onwards where he will play a series of further sold out dates, including two nights at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire. His summer festival schedule is also booking up fast where he’ll perform at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival, Wildlife, Parklife, Live At Leeds, Isle Of Wight, TRNSMT, Bestival, plus many more.
Following appearances on Later with Jools Holland (where he featured on two separate shows) and The Graham Norton Show, Rory will perform his new single Skin on Comic Relief tonight on BBC 1. The debut album Human from Rag’n’Bone Man has now sold an incredible 360K copies in the UK alone.
He heads out on tour this month, visiting cities across the UK. Dates below:
18-Apr-17 Bristol O2 Academy
19-Apr-17 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
20-Apr-17 London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire
22-Apr-17 Manchester O2 Ritz
23-Apr-17 Glasgow O2 ABC
24-Apr-17 Birmingham O2 Institute
Calling the track a “twisted love song,” lead singer Rena Lovelis says that “Break My Heart” was inspired by over-romanticizing the painful part of a break-up. “It’s about how, in a relationship, you go through these phases — the first date, the first kiss, the honeymoon — and then after you’ve experienced all the amazing parts of that love, you want to go to the dark side. You want this person to break your heart so you can feel what it’s like to long for them and to feel so desperate that you’ll do anything to get them back. So it’s kind of masochistic!”
Hey Violet will perform “Guys My Age” on US TV show, Late Night With Seth Meyers on March 21st. They are currently working on their debut album, which will be out later this year via Virgin EMI. In the meantime, the band which is Rena, her sister Nia Lovelis (drums), Miranda Miller (keys, vocals), Casey Moreta (lead guitar) and Iain Shipp (bass) are currently on a sold out US tour. UK fan will get the chance to see the band live this spring, dates below;
UK TOUR DATES IN MAY
8TH – LONDON, THE GARAGE
9TH – GLASGOW, O2 ABC 2
10TH – MANCHESTER, SOUND CONTROL
“Break My Heart” is the follow-up to Hey Violet’s smash single “Guys My Age”, which was named one of the Best Songs of 2016 by The New York Times and one of the 20 Best Songs of 2016 by V Magazine. The video for the single also racked up over 10 million views. The band are currently featured on the March cover of Alternative Press.
Hey Violet’s current EP Brand New Moves, debuted as the #1 artist album on iTunes in the U.S. and U.K. The Los Angeles Times compared their move “from grimy punk to shiny pop” to the Go-Go’s, while Galore declares front woman Rena Lovelis, “emits an unheard of level of rock-stardom for such a small girl without even singing a single note. But when she does sing, it’s as if Courtney Love, Gwen Stefani, and Hayley Williams crashed into each other and made a whole new generation of rock star.”
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Following on from an incredible 2016 that saw her take the UK by the pink, fluffy balls, London's most charismatic rising star Girli announces the release of new single 'Not That Girl', taken from her forthcoming new 'Feel OK' EP out this April 11th - which features Lethal Bizzle on the title track.
Opening her new single "Take off my clothes and it's me underneath them, this is full time not just me on the weekend", Girli's statement of intent is as strong as ever. 'Not That Girl' sees Girli's characteristic vocal comes to the forefront of the track whilst Black Butter singer and producer King Henry (Major Lazer, Beyoncé) provides a stripped back, slick beat. The 'Feel OK' EP also sees London grime MC Lethal Bizzle jump on the title track with Girli with production from Diztortion (Lethal Bizzle, Tinie Tempah) as well as finishing with the Dimitri Tikovoi-produced 'Find My Friends', which recalls the frenzied chaos and everyday observation of her earlier track 'ASBOys'.
Speaking on the track, Girli explains "'Not That Girl' is a shout out to the smirks I get on the tube for wearing what I wear, the horror in strangers' faces when they see my pink hair, the sneering guys outside the pub who think that I care. It is the quiet knowledge that as long as I continue to be who I am and not the girl that others would like me or expect me to be, that I will overall come out on top. It's a mockery of mockery, a song of low-key empowerment in knowing that you're the only one who understands why you do what you do."
One of London's most polarizing artists, Girli has been garnering a loyal fan base since the release of her debut double A side "So You Think You Can Fuck With Me Do Ya / ASBOys" in 2015. Since then Girli has come in leaps and bounds, working with a series of incredible producers and writers whilst being championed by the likes of i-D, DIY, Noisey and the Guardian.
Girli's live shows are a raucous whirlwind of teenage chaos from start to finish. Following a support tour with Oscar and a series of sold out headline shows (including a partnership with UK collective Girls Against) GIRLI will be heading out on the road again for two headline shows this April at London's Electrowerkz and Glasgow's Stereo.
11th April - London - Electrowerkz - Tickets
14th April - Glasgow - Stereo - Tickets
'FEEL OK' EP TRACKLIST
1. Not That Girl
2. Feel OK feat. Lethal Bizzle
3. Find My Friends
'Feel OK' will be released on April 21st via PMR
Pre-Order via Amazon, here: https://goo.gl/1BKpuo
Celebrating one of the most definitive and beloved partnerships in the history of motion pictures, John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection delivers an essential sampling of Williams's musical scores for Spielberg's films - a critically acclaimed, award-winning, chart-topping collaboration now in its fifth decade. Comprised of a three-CD set and bonus DVD, John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection is available from Sony Classical on March 17, 2017.
This collection brings together Williams's two previous discs of his music for Spielberg films, which he recorded with the Boston Pops Orchestra for Sony Classical: The Spielberg/Williams Collaboration (1991) and Williams on Williams: The Classic Spielberg Scores (1995). Those discs include music from Sugarland Express (1974) through Jurassic Park and Schindler's List (1993).
Bringing the collection up to date is an all-new third disc, recorded in 2016 with Williams conducting the Recording Arts Orchestra of Los Angeles, and with Spielberg as executive producer. It features the first release of brand new recordings of music from Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Amistad, The BFG, Lincoln, The Adventures of Tintin, Minority Report, Catch Me If You Can, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Saving Private Ryan, War Horse, The Terminal, Munich and Spielberg's 1999 documentary The Unfinished Journey.
The bonus DVD that accompanies this new three-CD collection presents Steven Spielberg & John Williams: The Adventure Continues, a new documentary by filmmaker and film historian Laurent Bouzereau, who has been documenting Spielberg's work for more than twenty years.
"I was very happy with the fact that when I was music director of Boston Pops, we were able to record a lot of the music that I'd written for Steven's films," Williams said about the first two discs in the collection. "So I said to him, 'Steven, wouldn't it be great if we could complete the Sony collection and put in all the things that we didn't have when the last disc was recorded, this time with our great orchestra here in Los Angeles?' To which Steven responded, 'This is a great idea. Let's do it!'"
When Steven Spielberg made his first theatrical feature The Sugarland Express (1974), he sought John Williams to compose the score. With two exceptions, all of Spielberg's films have featured a Williams score. In its continuity and its infinite range of style and expression, their partnership is unique, even in light of other such legendary collaborations in film history, including Bernard Herrmann with Alfred Hitchcock, Nino Rota with Federico Fellini, and Ennio Morricone with Sergio Leone.
"Oh, this has been a great adventure," Spielberg tells Williams at the end of Bouzereau's film. "This has been a greater adventure than all the Indiana Jones movies put together for me ... It's been an honor for me to work all these years with John and to have his friendship, his partnership, his brotherhood. When we made Sugarland Express, we didn't realize we'd set our paths to be partners and friends for the rest of our lives."
In his ongoing career, now in its sixth decade, Williams has won five Academy Awards (three for Spielberg films), seven BAFTA (British Film Academy) awards, four Golden Globes, and twenty-two Grammy Awards for his film scores. His fifty Academy Award nominations, as of 2017, are a record among composers, and he is second only to Walt Disney in holding the most Academy Award nominations by an individual artist. Fifteen of those nominations are for scores from Spielberg films.
Sony Music Masterworks comprises Masterworks, Sony Classical, OKeh, Portrait and Masterworks Broadway imprints.
John Williams & Steven Spielberg: The Ultimate Collection Tracklisting:
DISC 1 - CD
1 Raiders of the Lost Ark from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
2 Theme from "Always"
3 Adventures on Earth from "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"
4 Theme from "Sugarland Express"
5 Title Theme from "Jaws"
6 Out to Sea / The Shark Cage Fugue from "Jaws"
7 Exsultate Justi from "Empire of the Sun"
8 Parade of the Slave Children from "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom"
9 Over the Moon from "E.T. The Extra Terrestrial"
10 March from "1941"
11 Cadillac of the Skies from "Empire of the Sun"
12 Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra from "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade"
13 Close Encounters of the Third Kind/When You Wish Upon a Star Medley
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (Excerpts)
When You Wish Upon A Star (interpolated)
DISC 2 - CD
1 Flying from "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial"
2 Theme From "Jurassic Park"
3 Remembrances from "Schindler's List"
4 Flight to Neverland from "Hook"
5 The Battle Of Hollywood From "1941" (includes the Irish folksong "The Rakes of Mallow")
6 Smee's Plan From "Hook"
7 The Barrel Chase From "Jaws"
8 My Friend,The Brachiosaurus from "Jurassic Park"
9 Jim's New Life From "Empire Of The Sun"
10 The Dialogue From "Close Encounters Of The Third Kind"
11 The Lost Boys Ballet From "Hook"
12 Theme from "Schindler's List"
13 The Basket Chase from "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"
14 The Face Of Pan from "Hook"
15 The Banquet Scene from "Hook"
DISC 3 - CD
1 The Adventures of Mutt from "Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull"
2 Dry Your Tears, Afrika from "Amistad"
3 The BFG from "The BFG"
4 With Malice Toward None from "Lincoln"
5 The Duel from "The Adventures of Tintin"
6 A New Beginning from "Minority Report"
Escapades for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra from "Catch Me If You Can"
7 Movement 1: Closing In
8 Movement 2: Reflections
9 Movement 3: Joy Ride
10 Marion's Theme from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
11 Hymn to the Fallen from "Saving Private Ryan"
12 Dartmoor, 1912 from "War Horse"
13 Viktor's Tale from "The Terminal"
14 Prayer for Peace from "Munich"
15 Immigration and Building from "The Unfinished Journey"
16 With Malice Toward None from "Lincoln" (Alternate Version)
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Japanese super-producer Yasutaka Nakata today unveils his new single 'Crazy Crazy' featuring j-pop icon Kyary Pamyu Pamyu and multi-million selling British pop star Charli XCX. The track is accompanied by visuals directed by Kazuaki Seki, now available to watch on YouTube and stream on all partners.
Kazuaki Seki, the genius director behind OK Go's iconic video for 'I Won't Let You Down' supplies hypercolour visuals for 'Crazy Crazy' that see Kyary, Charli and Nakata face-swapped into the fray for a lip-sync party. The track is a typically high energy, sugar-sweet pop single and is Nakata's latest solo effort. Yasutaka Nakata is best known for his production on global hits by j-pop queen Kyary Pamyu Pamyu, j-pop supergroup Perfume and co-founding the Japanese electro unit Capsule. Nakata's productions have gone on to win awards and sell millions worldwide.
Following her latest single 'After The Afterparty' and previous collaborations with PC Music associated artists, Charli XCX's fascination with the genre lead to her first foray into j-pop. Worldwide, Charli has sold 33 million singles and 1 million albums. "I'm definitely a fan of Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's music, her style, her art. I think she's a really incredible artist" said Charli of her co-star. Kyary Pamyu Pamyu's history as a genre-defining artist, model and vocalist puts her at the centre of the Japanese fashion and music industries, recently celebrating the fifth anniversary of her debut release with a sell-out world tour and greatest hits compilation '5 Years Monster'.
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