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After seeing his sixth studio album '85% Proof' enter the official UK Album Charts at No 1, national treasure Will Young unveils this exclusive remix of upcoming single 'Thank You', courtesy of French producer-extroadinaire Fred Falke.
Following the success of '85% Proof's A-listed lead single 'Love Revolution', Fred Falke's take on 'Thank You' sees him highlight the original's honest, heart-wrenching tone with a hypnotic underside, transforming the song into the perfect soundtrack for summer.
Despite being on the cusp of performing the first of their several high-profile UK festival appearances (topping the bill on the second stage at Download Festival this coming weekend), Enter Shikari have unveiled a run of UK dates in “big rooms” for the start of 2016.
Taking in some of the band’s biggest (non-festival) headline shows of their career thus far, the dates start with a pair of relatively intimate Scottish dates, then heading down the country before ending with a 10,000 capacity show at London’s legendary Alexandra Palace.
Joining Enter Shikari as special guests for this run will be North American label-mates, The Wonder Years (openers for the shows are still TBA).
Check out this announcement video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2yYtIcWsJg&feature=youtu.be - credit Oleg Rooz
Enter Shikari released their fourth full-length studio album - "The Mindsweep" - via Ambush Reality / Play It Again Sam (Hopeless Records in North America) in January 2015, giving the band their fourth UK Album Chart Top 10 album.
Frontman Rou Reynolds had this to say on the subject of the tour :
“It’s difficult to summon the words, we’re inexpressibly excited for these shows!
Before booking an ‘arena-sized’ tour we wanted to wait until we were able to book as many 'flat-floored' standing venues as possible up and down the UK, as there’s nothing rock ’n’ roll about sitting at a gig 100 meters from the stage. As much as is possible, these venues should feel like normal Shikari shows but swollen in size - the communal aspect of the shows should still stay intact.
I also can’t tell you how much we’re looking forward to getting back into the sweet shop of production and lighting so we can make this a total assault on all the senses.
We will also be doing a pro bono public service by testing the structural foundations of each one of these venues to their limits with our sub bass speakers.
We’re really happy to have The Wonder Years out with us, too, and can’t wait to announce the full bill.”
Plans for more special releases are afoot. Watch this space.
THUR 18 - GLASGOW - 02 ACADEMY
FRI 19 - EDINBURGH - CORN EXCHANGE
SAT 20 - NOTTINGHAM - CAPITAL FM ARENA
MON 22 - BOURNEMOUTH - INTERNATIONAL CENTRE
TUES 23 - CARDIFF - MOTORPOINT ARENA
THUR 25 - MANCHESTER - VICTORIA WAREHOUSE
SAT 27 - LONDON - ALEXANDRA PALACE
tickets on sale FRIDAY 19th JUNE from
Pixie Lott alongside the likes of Ed Sheeran, Jamie Cullum, Norah Jones and the late Amy Winehouse have been chosen to perform at PizzaExpress.
The Strictly Come Dancing favourite is delighted to announce four intimate shows at the PizzaExpress’ Strand restaurant on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th March.
This is a rare chance to watch Pixie close up at PizzaExpress’ most intimate music venue.
Tickets for the performances are available through Ticketmaster and are priced at:
Premium Seated £99
Second tier standing £35
A wide range of PizzaExpress’ most popular dishes will be available to order as well as drinks and cocktails. Early booking is strongly recommended.
Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.
*one classic pizza, one portion of doughballs, one glass of Prosecco per person on the £99 premium tickets.
** one 9” pizza from limited menu per person on the £57 ticket.
PizzaExpress, 450 Strand, Charing Cross, London, WC2R 0RG
Nearest tube: Charing Cross
You heard it right, Hertfordshire's most fabled Electro Post-Hardcore sons have slotted in at #3 on the UK album charts, marking a fourth album to debut in the top 5 and this time it's even more personal.
What with Fall Out Boy and Mark Ronson doing extremely well in the charts with new releases, and the acknowledgement that this feat is another triumph in the continuing mission to slip pigeonhole-avoiding, socially-conscious music into the mainstream, things can only stay on course from hereon in.
We say it's personal, well just look at some of the track names: "Anaesthetist" and "Never Let Go of the Microscope" pointing towards the NHS and the obvious "The Bank of England"; is Enter Shikari possibly Post-Hardcore's answer to The Clash or more aptly the Sex Pistols in terms of attitude?
Whatever attitude the St.Albans crew want to exhibit, it will only shift a gear on tour. But before that Enter Shikari will be embarking on a brace of Instore Signings this week :
12pm – HMV Southampton
5:00pm – HMV Brighton Churchill
12pm – HMV Birmingham Bullring
5:30pm – HMV Manchester
5:30pm – Rise Records, Bristol
And their Europe / UK tour commences in Paris on 2nd February and ends with two SOLD OUT shows at London’s 3000-capacity Camden Roundhouse at the end of the month.
Full dates can be found at: http://www.entershikari.com/shows
“A textural, psychedelic, electronic take on folky pop” - Dummy
“‘Crescent Moon’ was a melancholic electro-pop moment” - Notion
“There's something uncanny, something otherworldly about the music Labyrinth Ear create.” – Clash
"Makers of melancholic electro-pop from opposite ends of the musical spectrum, brought together by mutual tastes" - i-D “The duo [is] darkening their mystical, undulate patterns' tones and taking a further step towards Purity Ring’s haunting magic.” - The 405
London electronic duo Labyrinth Ear have recently announced that their debut album 'The Orchid Room' will be released on 22nd September. They will also release a deluxe edition of the album in the UK on the same day with exclusive new tracks, including LA producer Kauf's euphoric remix of lead single 'Lorna'.
They have just revealed the new video for album highlight 'Marble Eyes', which teams mysteriously eerie, fairy-tale imagery with the band's hazy blend of electronic pop.
Check it out here
Pre-order it here.
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