The extraordinarily talented Rebecca Ferguson has produced her new album ‘Superwoman’. It is set to be released 14th October and her first single ‘Bones’ will be available from 2nd September.
Forged from heartbreak and a tale of lover’s abandonment combined with the bittersweet joy of giving birth to his child, ‘Superwoman’ is infused with the strength of a woman who has finally taken control. It is the ultimate soundtrack for anyone who has ever had to build themselves back up after a heartbreak Rebecca is stronger, happier and more fearless than ever before.
Rebecca says of the album
“This is honest and emotionally complex, I found strength and security writing this album” adding “It’s my most personal album ever and it’s brought me to a place in my life where I feel strong. I called it Superwoman because I learnt to embrace my vulnerability and accept it as a strength.”
‘Superwoman’ was produced by Troy Miller (Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse), and features collaborators such as Jonny Lattimer (Ellie Goulding, James Bay), Negin Djafari (Miley Cyrus) and previous collaborator Eg White (Adele, Florence And The Machine, Sam Smith).
Rebecca is embarking on a tour later this year, dates are:
23/10 Venue Cymru, Llandudno
24/10 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
25/10 Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
27/10 Sage Gateshead
28/10 York Barbican Centre
01/11 The London Palladium, London
02/11 Birmingham Symphony Hall
04/11 Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
05/11 Cambridge Corn Exchange
06/11 Colston Hall, Bristol
08/11 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
09/11 Ipswich Regent Theatre
11/11 Sheffield City Hall
13/11 G Live Guildford
14/11 St David’s Hall, Cardiff
15/11 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
Southern Welsh rockers Buffalo Summer recently announced their signing with the home of legends, UDR Music, and the release of their upcoming classic blues/soul rock-influenced record "Second Sun", out May 20, 2016.
Right now, you can watch a Buffalo Summer video EPK that includes snippets of each song on "Second Sun", as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with the band at their studio. The interviews detail the band's writing process on this album, how they connected with producer Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, REM, Queens of The Stone Age, Walking Papers), and other subjects. Watch here:
Pre-order Second Sun here:
Second Sun CD (digipack):
Second Sun LP (180g, coloured vinyl):
Second Sun digital download (with "Make You Mine" grat track):
"Second Sun" track listing:
1. Money 1
2. Heartbreakin' Floorshakin'
3. Make You Mine
5. As High As The Pines
6. Light Of The Sun
8. Into Your Head
9. Little Charles
11. Bird On A Wire
12. Water To Wine
After the Stereophonics announced seven huge shows for summer 2016, including a very special show at Cardiff City Stadium on June 4th, the band’s anthemic new single ‘White Lies’ (click link to watch) is set for release on 8th April.
Written by Kelly Jones and produced by Kelly and Jim Lowe, ‘White Lies’ is taken from the band’s number one album ‘Keep The Village Alive’. The single is one of the album’s many highlights and showcases the band’s ability to create a sound that is at once both powerfully atmospheric and endearingly intimate.
The accompanying video for ‘White Lies’ was shot over the course of the band’s sold out UK arena tour this past December. Kelly Jones (vocals/guitar), Richard Jones (bass), Adam Zindani (guitar) and Jamie Morrison (drums) play seven huge shows this summer.
Thurs 2nd NOTTINGHAM, Motorpoint Arena
Sat 4th CARDIFF, Cardiff City Stadium
Fri 10th ISLE OF WIGHT, Festival Headline Slot
Thurs 7th MANCHESTER, Castlefied Bowl
Thurs 14th ABERDEEN, AECC
Fri 15th EDINBURGH, Castle
Sat 16th EDINBURGH, Castle
Tickets are on sale now.
UK Top 40 Ragga Metal band Skindred have inked a new worldwide record deal with Napalm Records
2014 has seen Skindred play to audiences across the world, with a string of high profile festival slots – including Download, Hurricane, Bestival and Polish Woodstock – along with sold-out tours at venues such as London’s Brixton Academy. The band has sold more than half a million records worldwide during their career to date. The band have also just been announced to play at next year’s Rock Am Ring and Rock Im Park in Germany with Foo Fighters and Slipknot.
Celebrating the signing of Skindred, Napalm Records Vice President Thomas Caser said:
"Working with Skindred is a dream come true for me and all of us at Napalm Records. Skindred entered the Top 40 in the UK on their most recent album ‘Kill the Power’ and we believe we can build on this success not only in the UK but also in Germany, the US and the Rest of the World!”
Skindred's manager, Seven Webster from 7PM Management, added:
“We have been talking to Napalm Records for a long time and we all believe that Skindred now needs to be with a designated Rock label that understands the genre and the band and that shares our passion and belief in the band on every level and wants to work with us on further building and breaking the band globally and taking them to the next level in what we all see as the next part of a long campaign. We could not be happier with this deal!”
Skindred have also confirmed that Dan Sturgess after joining the bands live set up for the last few years as their DJ / sampler and backing singer has now joined the band properly as a full time member and will also be involved in the writing of the bands forthcoming album.
The band will be playing some UK shows this November / December to finish off an incredible year. They are also confirmed as main support on the Steel Panther tour in March 2015 at the following:
Fri 6th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Sat 7th March Longsight, O2 Apollo
Mon 9th March Glasgow, O2 Academy
Tue 10th March Newcastle, O2 Academy
Thurs 12th March Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
Fri 13th March Leicester, O2 Academy
Sat 14th March London, SSE Arena Wembley
Tickets are available from all usual outlets.
_Kerrang! magazine exclusively reveal today that Lostprophets and The Blackout have selected some of their favourite bands to play at Merthyr Rock 2012.
Never ones to shy away from some banter, the bands give Kerrang! some fighting talk when revealing their line ups. Headlining for Lostprophets are the excellent Pulled Apart By Horses, while the mighty A have reformed for to headline The Blackout‘s stage. Which line up will rule the weekend?
Lostprophets Takeover - 1st September
Pulled Apart by Horses
Save Your Breath
Neil Starr & Gavin Butler
Black And Reds
The Dead Formats
The Blackout Takeover - 2nd September
A (festival exclusive)
Buried in Alaska
More news coming soon including Jagermeister trucks, and Skate & BMX half-pipe action!
Merthyr Rock is the UKs best new 3 day alt/rock festival in the heart of Wales. The festival will run from Friday 31st August- Sunday 2nd September 2012.
Advance Weekend tickets are £65
Advance Day Tickets are priced at Friday £20 - Sat & Sun £25
Camping is £15 per person, for 3 nights (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Merthyr Rock is a 14+ years only event and under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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