Shura has announced details of her much-anticipated debut album, ‘Nothing’s Real’, which will be released on Polydor Records on July 8th. The album is available to pre-order today, with ‘The Space Tapes’ (a psychedelic rework of some of the record’s highlights, laid down straight to tape) among the tracks available instantly.
Having surpassed 30 million plays and become one of the most enduring blog successes of recent years, new single ‘Touch’ has also been made Track of the Day at Radio 1 from today. After teaming up with the legendary Talib Kweli on an alternative version, a brand new Four Tet remix of ‘Touch’ is additionally available to stream now. Shura will open for Chvrches around Europe later this month before playing a headline show at KOKO on the 1st June 2016: further headline dates and festival appearances will follow (with the likes of Primavera, End of the Road, Parklife and a main slot at Great Escape already announced).
In many ways ‘Nothing's Real’ is the perfect title for Shura's debut album, which mixes the personal and the fantastical to beguiling, immersive effect. It features songs written and painstakingly recorded across two years in her Shepherds Bush bedroom - the site of which is blown up on the album’s striking artwork – but also reaches back further than that: into parents, childhood, past relationships and the possibilities of the future. All threaded together across the album’s often-affecting narrative, the record assimilates everything Shura loves – from early Madonna to Sci-fi, and War on Drugs to gaming – but is also the sound of an artist pushing themselves hard, further into the unknown. A phrase coined after a breakup, ‘Nothing’s Real’ confirms Shura as an important artist for the years ahead. Welcome – as the record was almost called – to her Shuniverse.
‘Nothing’s Real’ on iTunes
‘Nothing’s Real’ in Shura’s Shop
Belgian singer and model Jamie-Lee Smit; best known for being the vocalist of Gothic Metal band Azylya, is preparing to unveil her debut solo album. Her album "Mon Amour Monique", which was written, composed and produced by Riccardo Daga, will be released via Wormholedeath / Titans Lab
The record will be released worldwide in cooperation with a very strong label that will be announced soon.
The track-list is as follow:
Bye Bye You
L'amour De Freddy
Comme Un Soldat
Sur La Piste Des Elephants
Histoire De Serpent
Waiting For My Ghost
"Mon Amour Monique" is developed through an emotional mix of Indie Rock and New Wave deeply rooted in dreamy landscapes and narrating an heartfelt concept massively enhanced by dramatic French lyrics.
Azylya have released a critically acclaimed album and performed at big festivals like Metal Female Voices Festival, PPM Festival, Damen Of Darkness Festival and many more.
We Are The Physics are set to play a free gig in their home city of Glasgow this weekend as part of Merchant City Festival. They headline 13th Note this Saturday (27th July).
Readers can check out the Facebook event here
Additionally, the band are due to play this year's Doune The Rabbit Hole festival at Cardross Estate near Stirling, performing on Friday. More live dates are set to follow this Autumn.
We Are The Physics' second album, "Your Friend, The Atom" was released back in October of last year, and spawned singles 'Goran Ivanisevic', 'Applied Robotics' and 'Napoleon Loves Josephine'. Most recently, a 7-inch pressing of album track 'Dildonics' was released alongside the never-before-heard B-side, "Welcome Back, Paul Dirac".
What the critics say about "Your Friend, The Atom":
"A splendid second album to make you gasp, giggle, and buzz like a broken television" - BBC
"Packed with jittery, twitching blasts of pop sensibility, couched in thrashing post-punk, surf-rock twang, dance-floor fodder and alien grunge" - Alternative Press
"Almost as great as their titles, and a whole lot catchier" - Kerrang!
"Like Devo lost their mind" - The Skinny
This year will see the noisy Glaswegians hit the big screen with a role in God Help The Girl, the feature film written and directed by Belle & Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch.
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