26 August 2014

Ocasan Announce new E.P.Confessions

Ocasan new E.P.Confessions

Ocasan Announce new E.P.Confessions 

Hailing from Buckinghamshire, pop rock outfit OCASAN have been together now for almost a decade. This trio are more then passionate about the music they create and over their career they have travelled the world meeting new people, sharing their music to as many ears that will take them.

A few years ago, OCASAN released their debut album 'Ricochet' and have toured relentlessly over the past four years, including the UK, Europe and as far as Russia and Canada. Including prestigious festivals such as Spirit of Burgas with The Prodigy, Beach Break Live and AmpRocks with The Feeling.

This new record is the third and final part of a collector’s series of EP's that completes the bands second album release 'Elixir'. 'Confessions' is the darkest of the three EP’s, with the band focussing less on the ‘police-vibe’ that OCASAN have adopted, and substituted it for some bigger riffs and sombre lyrics. 

OCASAN's new single 'Dark Cloud' is released the same date as the EP, with a full UK tour planned later in the year. With the band already achieving some incredible things in their time, they plan on making 2014 a year to remember.

Single release 'Dark Cloud' and EP 'Confessions' are both released on the 21st September 2014. 

Max Raptor Autumn Live Rampage Headline Tour 2014

Max Raptor Autumn Live Rampage Headline Tour 2014

Max Raptor Autumn Live Rampage Headline Tour 2014

Burton-On-Trent punk rock n’ roll four-piece Max Raptor crack the long tail of adoration for their 2013 debut album Mother’s Ruin (out now on Naim Edge Records) and their storming set at Sonisphere 2014 this summer, with a live schedule to get the pit circling.

Making a name for themselves as one of the most underrated young British rock groups around, Max Raptor's live performance was given 10/10 reviews across the board at this year's Sonisphere, also being given the "Craziest Moshpit of Sonisphere 2014 Award” by rock blog Sinister Resistance. 

Heralded by Kerrang! as making “songs you can fight, f*ck or dance to” and supported by BBC Radio 1 Zane Lowe and rock guru Daniel P Carter, Max Raptor’s anthemic candour and riotous live performance have established them as a cornerstone of the underground Midlands alternative rock scene.

Max Raptor are stoked to be embarking on a headline tour with support from fellow British alt-rock group, Alcopop! Records own Freeze The Atlantic, described by NME as “an impressive demonstration of grit and grace 7/10”.

The Raptor boys have also been invited by spritely garage rock band The Subways to accompany them on five nights across the UK, whilst promoting their new single My Heart Is Pumping To A Brand New Beat.

Thereafter, Raptor return to London for the Camden High St’s Nightmare Festival, brought to you by the makers of ever-successful Camden Rocks, in full Halloween fancy dress! Visit them here on Facebook for more details:

Watch the video for the Kerrang! and Scuzz TV playlisted video for England Breathes here:


Max Raptor w/ Freeze The Atlantic and Speaking In Italics

5/10                 YORK                                     The Duchess  
6/10                 NORWICH                              Waterfront      
7/10                 BIRMINGHAM                       Flapper           
8/10                 LEEDS                                                Temple of Boom                    
10/10               GLASGOW                             Nice N Sleazy
11/10               DUNDEE                                Buskers Bar   
12/10               BOLTON                                 The Alma Rock and Metal Bar
13/10               LONDON                                Barfly
14/10               TUNBRIDGE WELLS                        Forum

The Subways w/ Max Raptor

25/10               PRESTON                              53 Degrees    
27/10               DERBY                                               The Venue     
28/10               PETERBOROUGH                Met Lounge    
29/10               CAMBRIDGE                         Portland Arms
31/10               OXFORD                                Academy 2    

Nightmare Festival

01/11               LONDON                                Nightmare Festival (venue tbc)

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Gogol Bordello announce December UK tour dates for 2014

Gogol Bordello December UK tour dates 2014

Gogol Bordello announce December UK tour dates for 2014

Following their weekend performances at Reading and Leeds, Gogol Bordello today announce a run of UK dates this December, the band will play:

Gogol Bordello – December 2014
Monday             08         O2 Academy Newcastle
Tuesday            09         O2 Academy Liverpool
Thursday           11         O2 Academy Birmingham
Saturday           13         London Roundhouse

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 29th August priced £19.50 regionally and £24.50 in London (subject to per-ticket charge plus order processing fee) and are available from  or or

Gogol Bordello have spent the last decade getting down with that energy through their meteoric live shows and have earned a solid reputation as "the hottest global touring act to come out of New York (Billboard)" and "the world's most riotous live band (Rolling Stone).”  Their wildly energetic live shows are celebrated by fans worldwide and have brought them to nearly every corner of the globe.

Our sound comes from being a group of polyamorous musicians. The style comes from musicians born and raised in various elements, like (bass player) Thomas Gobena’s Ethiopian meters and (Russian violinist) Sergey Ryabtsev and (folkloric Russian accordion player) Yuri Lemeshev’s palette of colors. Everyone does their own thing to keep the train moving” says frontman Eugene Hutz.

For their sixth full length album Pura Vida Conspiracy, released in 2013, Andrew Scheps, who was the recording engineer on 2010’s Trans-Continental Hustle, stepped into the producer’s chair and helped them capture the feel of their vibrant live performances. “Andrew is a saint,” Hutz says. “From the first time we met, I felt like he was part of our family. He was keenly aware of our musical evolution and encouraged us to encapsulate the passion and experimental energy we’ve accumulated in the last few years of intense world travel.” 

The band’s long time goal of creating a global style of music is fully realized with the heartfelt tunes on Pura Vida Conspiracy. “What makes Pura Vida Conspiracy so strong is that, unlike other records we’ve done that are also musically polyamorous, this one combines our adventurous spirit with a stronger rock anchor,” Hutz says. “People ask how I had the confidence to attempt this task and I tell them it was not confidence. I had a feeling I needed to do it, but no idea if it would work out. When we scream on stage it’s to acknowledge all cultures are beautiful masks, but they only take you so far - to a nice carnival or masquerade. True human spirit is beyond culture, that’s why my main interest is in human potential. Music is a way to explore that and you can see how it links up with the idea of pura vida. ‘Pura vida’ is pure life, ‘conspiracy’ is word play on the fact that most of the people in the world are so focused on everything going wrong that they fail to see the 50% that’s going right.

Hutz founded Gogol Bordello in New York City in 1999, after leaving Ukraine in the aftermath of Chernobyl. In keeping with his vision of creating an international groove, he recruited musicians of all ages, races and cultures, including bassist Thomas Gobena, from Ethiopia, Russian violinist Sergey Ryabtsev from Moscow and percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia from Ecuador. 

Reading and Leeds festivals 2014 Round Up

Reading and Leeds festivals 2014
Photographer credit: Jen O'Neill

Reading and Leeds festivals 2014 Round Up

With the dust still settling over the sites of Reading and Leeds, the buzz of three amazing days will live on for months to come. The good news is that Festival goers can already plan ahead with the first Weekend and Early Bird tickets for 2015 now on sale for a limited period at 2014 prices! 

Tickets can be purchased here 

With a homecoming headline show for Arctic Monkeys, who closed Leeds Main Stage in triumphant fashion on Sunday night and played on Saturday in Reading, the rapturous return of Blink 182 with a career spanning set, Queens Of The Stone Age and Paramore’s co-headline slots plus hundreds of top performances from artists, bands, comedians and DJs, Reading & Leeds fans certainly enjoyed a weekend to remember.

In a first for the Festivals Queens Of The Stone Age headlined the coveted Friday night bill at Reading proving they are the consummate rock band with their hit-laden show whilst Paramore headlined Saturday night at Leeds with Hayley Williams leading their enthralling set and at one point bringing her sister on stage for the momentous occasion. With light displays, fireworks and confetti explosions a-plenty, these were two of the best-received headliners of recent years.

Headliners Arctic Monkeys graced the Reading Main Stage on Saturday and Leeds on Sunday where the northern rockers brought their epic AM tour to a fitting end with Alex wearing the white rose of Yorkshire with pride. Accomplished professionals, from the first note to the last, they had the audience in the palm of their hands.  

Blink 182’s performance delivered twenty years of anthems with punchy measures of wit and pop-punk. Spanning a back catalougue of hits including ‘I Miss You’, ‘What’s My Age Again?’ and ‘All The Small Things’ which recived the biggest cheer of the night.

From his debut on the Leeds Festival Republic Stage in 2012, Jake Bugg brought his Reading and Leeds success story to a career defining spot on the Main Stage. The Nottingham based singer songwriter whipped thousands of fans into a sing along frenzy with opener ‘There’s A Beast And We All Feed It’ plus his stomping hits including ‘Trouble Town’ and ‘Lightning Bolt’.

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis put on a hugely entertaining show with fireworks, smoke and pyros. The duo’s set boomed with tracks off their Grammy Award winning album bringing tonnes of fun and at Reading there were not one, but two renditions of ‘Can’t Hold Us’ which the fans lapped up.

The Relentless Stage returned to Leeds Festival kicking off proceedings on Thursday night along the tree-lined avenue. Zane Lowe, DJ Fresh and Klaxons were just some of the DJs to bring the noise and get the party started. The infamous Picadilly Party, this year in partnership with XFM, continued to keep its reputation as one of the best late night parties Leeds Festival has to offer.

It was the summer of secret sets at Reading this year. On the Friday morning Jamie T announced his upcoming evening performance via Twitter. The London troubadour rocked up to the Festival Republic stage to give an explosive performance and delighted the fans with new material including ‘Don’t You Find’. Other secret gigs that pulled in eager fans were Jake Bugg (Saturday) and You Me At Six (Sunday), who both showed up to play stripped back 30-minute sets at the BBC Introducing Stage.

Now each in their second year, the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage and the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage were full to the brim with Festival goers. The BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage saw stand out sets from Netsky, Annie Mac, Pendulum and Flume, who had flown in from Australia. Klaxons were a huge draw receiving raputorus cheers for previous material including ‘Atlantis to Interzone’ as much as they did for new tracks such as ‘There Is No Other Time’. Fans couldn’t get enough of the BBC Radio 1Xtra Stage which played host to headliners Giggs, Pusha T andDanny Brown/Joey Bada$$ who topped a supporting lineup to rival any other.

Once again The Alternative Stage at Reading & Leeds brought the best in comedy and spoken word to the Festivals. The lineup was topped by favourites Bill Bailey and Simon Amstell who both commanded huge audiences, showing the appetite for comedy is stronger than ever. Kate Tempest treated fans to a delightfully infectious show whilst People Just Do Nothing proved their epic TV sketches easily translate to a festival audience live on stage. Not only that but with the silent disco and Transgressive hosting the likes of Kelis, Gengahr and The Two Bears at Leeds as well as DJ sets from Frank Turner, Huw Stephens and Jen Long at Reading, the Alternative Stage was truly one of the most vibrant areas of the festival.

With so much going on across the weekend there was never a dull moment, highlights from the Festivals include Parma Violets and Band Of Skulls smashing the Festival Republic Stage; incredible sets from Gerard Way whose show was a UK Festival first, Disclosure, Bombay Bicycle Club, Royal Blood, Brody Dalleand SBTRKT who was joined by Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koeing for ‘New Dorp New York’ on the NME/Radio1 Stage.

The all new Pit Stage hosted by Daniel P Carter was buzzing with Of Mice And Men being the standout act of the weekend, and Jimmy Eat World and Gorgol Bordello both blew audiences away with their headline slots.

The BBC Radio1 Signing Tent had fans arriving in their hundreds to meet their idols. Over 20 bands from the line-up took time out across the weekend to meet the queues of people. Particular highlights from Leeds included Gerard Way and The 1975, whilst over 300 fans queued at Reading to meet Of Mice And Men.

Managing Director Melvin Benn reflects on the weekend:

“Without a doubt, my highlights this year were all four headliners and I’d like to thank Queens Of The Stone Age, Paramore, Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 for putting on absolutely incredible shows. I really enjoyed Imagine Dragons too, their set on the main stage blew me away. Across the weekend I’ve witnessed 200,000 music fans having a ball, what a fantastic year for our beloved Festivals. I would also like to thank our sponsors and media partners for their continued support. 2014 is going to be a tough one to beat but one special headliner for 2015 is confirmed, now the work continues to confirm another mind blowing line-up for the fans next year.”

BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra and BBC3 broadcasted from the Festival, allowing fans without tickets the chance to enjoy some of the incredible artists playing across the weekend. To catch up on the coverage from the weekend head here (

The following videos can be used for press:

Lucius - Go Home 

You Me At Six - Football & Shove Ha-Penny 

Gogol Bordello - My Campanjera

Papa Roach - Uncompetitive Darts 

Kate Tempest – Happy End 

Twin Atlantic - Nasty Darts

25 August 2014

Charli XCX invites Rose McGowan to Break the Rules in new Video

Charli XCX Rose McGowan Break the Rules new Video

Charli XCX invites Rose McGowan to Break the Rules in new Video

Coming off an exciting weekend at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, where the 22 year old singer + songwriter performed her smash single, “Boom Clap” during the pre-show and scored five nominations for her two summer hits (including “Fancy” which she co-wrote with Iggy Azalea); Charli XCX drops a new video for her latest single, “Break the Rules” arriving on her sophomore album, “Sucker” out October 21st via Neon Gold/Atlantic Records.  The video accompaniment for the sweet rebel anthem features cameos from Rose McGowan as well as gal-pal Kitten front-woman Chloe Chaidez.

Over the last 18 months Charli’s rise to international pop stardom has been nothing short of meteoric. From releasing her dark-pop record “True Romance” in 2013 to a wealth of critical acclaim, Charli has toured the globe with the likes of Coldplay and Ellie Goulding, written and featured on one of 2013’s biggest hits ‘I Love It’ with Swedish duo Icona Pop, co-written and featured on the global, four million-selling hit ‘Fancy’ with Iggy Azalea, scored a UK and US Top 10 hit with ‘Boom Clap’ + more.

“Boom Clap,” “Fancy” and “I Love It” combined have sold over 14 Million copies worldwide. 

Charli XCX and her pop-perfect hooks have been just a little busy for the past two years, propelling artists like Icona Pop and Iggy Azalea up the charts. Now, after the success of “I Love It” and “Fancy,” it’s Charli’s turn to do some hit-making of her own.” —USA TODAY

If her new song is any indication, ‘Sucker’ could be the British star's breakout album that ushers her proper arrival.” —THE FADER

If Charli XCX’s 2014 had ended yesterday it would have been an unequivocally successful year for the singer/songwriter, but there’s still three and a half months to go, and today, Charli put another notch in the win column with the release of “Break the Rules” — one of the most straightforward songs she’s ever recorded, and one of the best. There’s some Joan Jett in here, and some Skrillex, and it’s fucking awesome. —STEREOGUM

North American Headline Tour Dates
September 26th - Orlando, FL @ The Social (TICKETS)
September 27th - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room (TICKETS)
September 29th - Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live (TICKETS)
September 30th - Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend (TICKETS)
October 2nd - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club (TICKETS)
October 3rd - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts (TICKETS)
October 4th - Boston, MA @ Royale Boston (TICKETS)
October 7th - New York, NY @ Webster Hall (TICKETS)
October 9th - Montreal, QC @ Virgin Mobile Corona Theatre (TICKETS)
October 10th - Toronto, ON @ The Hoxton (TICKETS)
October 11th - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall  (TICKETS)
October 13th - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (TICKETS)
October 14th - St. Louis, MO @ The Ready Room (TICKETS)
October 16th - Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs  (TICKETS)
October 17th - Austin, TX @ Emo’s (TICKETS)
October 18th - Dallas, TX @ Trees (TICKETS)
October 20th - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom (TICKETS)
October 21st - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues  (TICKETS)
October 24th - Los Angeles, CA @ Mayan Theatre (TICKETS)
October 25th - San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s (TICKETS)

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Viv and the Revival Announces the Release of his Debut EP The Introduction

Viv and the Revival Debut EP The Introduction

Viv and the Revival Announce the Release of his Debut EP The Introduction

Philadelphia's own VIV AND THE REVIVAL has released the debut Republic Records EP,  THE INTRODUCTION, on iTunes, Spotify and all digital retailers today. The EP is preceded by VIV’s buzzing and blazing single, "I Want It". Check it out Here.

"I Want It" is quickly gaining steam due to a series of high-profile placements and early enthusiasm from none other than Ryan Seacrest. With its instantly hummable guitar riff and irresistible refrain, the track currently fuels the Verizon "Faces" commercial, which first debuted on New Year's Eve. It's the perfect introduction to VIV’s sound and his revolutionary rock 'n' roll vibe.

Moreover, Seacrest exclaimed, "VIV's hypnotic voice blends over mid-tempo beats, which draws out a feel-good rebellious vibe". Other critical acclaim continues to mount as well. PopCrush called VIV, "A citizen of the world-style artist who has a penchant for mixing stadium-sized arena rock riffing with classic pop melody", while described him as "simply electric".

The record features five tracks of guitar-driven rock bolstered by the singer's dynamic voice and inimitable swagger.

Are you ready to rock with VIV AND THE REVIVAL?

In 2011, VIV released his independent 2011 EP, And Then The World Part 1, which yielded numerous high-profile TV placements. With its incendiary lick and spirited energy, “Fire” fueled a prominent Bud Lite spot that ran during the 2012 Summer Olympics. Other placements followed including The Voice in the United States, Australia, and England as well as numerous shows on NBC, MTV, ESPN, TeenNick, and more. Republic Records signed him in 2014. Now, The Introduction kicks everything off with a bang…

I Want It
Rocket to Mars
Shook Up

Viv and The Revival Links: 

Prince announces 2 New Studio Albums

Prince 2 New Albums

Prince announces 2 New Studio Albums

Music icon PRINCE today announces not one, but two, brand new studio albums to be released globally via Warner Bros. Records.  The much-anticipated albums are ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’, set to release on September 29th 2014 in the UK.  ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ is a solo album and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ is by Prince’s new band 3RDEYEGIRL.

Both albums, which are sold separately, are now available for pre-order via digital retailers and from Early buyers will be able to unlock ‘instant grat’ tracks from each record.  The album releases will also be marked by a series of very special events taking place globally, to be confirmed shortly.

2014 has been one of the most exciting years yet for the prodigious musical talent.  Together with 3RDEYEGIRL, he rocked UK and European audiences into a frenzy with his sell-out ‘Hit and Run’ tours, generating some of the most significant critical acclaim of his career so far.  In April, NPG Music Publishing was launched, marking the first time Prince’s vast publishing catalog has been independently controlled and administered in over twenty years.  All of this in addition to headlining and curating the Essence Festival on July 4th in New Orleans and a much talked about appearance on hit TV show ‘New Girl’.  2014 has underlined that Prince continues to innovate and surprise, thrilling his fans and welcoming a whole new audience in the process. 

The brand new studio albums mark a historic return to Warner Bros. Records, Prince’s original label home.  The renewed partnership came after the announcement that Warner Bros. Records returned to Prince the master recordings of his pioneering ’80s albums, including Dirty Mind, 1999, Purple Rain and Sign ‘O’ the Times.

"Prince is one of just a handful of visionary artists who have truly reshaped and redefined modern music and culture,” said Warner Bros. Records Chairman and CEO Cameron Strang. “For the past 35 years, he has never stopped evolving, challenging himself, reinventing his sound, and pushing boundaries.  In true Prince fashion, he has just given us not one, but two extraordinary albums that express the incredible range and depth of his talent.  All of us at WBR are immensely proud to be working with Prince to bring this brilliant new music to his legions of fans around the world, and needless to say we are thrilled to be working in partnership with him again.

In releasing two albums on the same day fans get the chance to savor the many different aspects of Prince’s musical talents with ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ offering two very distinct listening experiences.

‘ART OFFICIAL AGE’ is a classic Prince album, produced, arranged, composed and performed by Prince and Joshua Welton (@joshuaworld).  Sonically the record is a contemporary concoction of soul, RandB and funk.  The melodies are immediate and prominent as ever and Prince’s vocals are rich and solid, taking full advantage of his vocal range with decidedly, seductive lyrics.

‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ is a classic band record, with 3RDEYEGIRL which include Prince, Donna Grantis (guitar), Hannah Ford Welton (drums) and Ida Nielsen (bass).  Recorded live and in analog the album is an electrifying funk-rock statement.  Many of the tracks from ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ were performed live on the ‘Hit & Run’ tours of the UK earlier this year – incendiary performances in a series of historic venues – which led The Guardian to declare “These are performances by one of the greatest funk-rock bands ever.”  The group was showered in 5-star reviews from all major reviewing media.

More live dates will be confirmed shortly.

The track-listings for ‘ART OFFICIAL AGE and ‘PLECTRUMELECTRUM’ are as follows:

ART OFFICIAL AGE                                  PLECTRUMELECTRUM

ART OFFICIAL CAGE                                 WOW

CLOUDS                                                       PRETZELBODYLOGIC

BREAKDOWN                                             AINTTURNINROUND


U KNOW                                                        WHITECAPS

BREAKFAST CAN WAIT                           FIXURLIFEUP

THIS COULD BE US                                   BOYTROUBLE

WHAT IT FEELS LIKE                                STOPTHISTRAIN

affirmation I & II                                            ANOTHERLOVE

WAY BACK HOME                                      TICTACTOE

FUNKNROLL                                               MARZ

TIME                                                               FUNKNROLL

affirmation III

More news about Prince and 3RDEYEGIRL will be revealed soon.  For updates, please visit:

22 August 2014

Under The Bridge Announces Autumn Live Music Programme

Under The Bridge Autumn Live Music Programme

Under The Bridge Announces Autumn Live Music Programme

West London’s Under The Bridge has announced its Autumn live music programme, which features a varied selection of some of the finest acts from around the world.

Highlights include Jurassic 5 MC Chali 2na; million-selling Britpop legends Dodgy; sublime US singer-songwriter Raul Midon; rising star rapper and producer Fuse ODG; the first show in 20 years from Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart; Brazilian star Ceu; and chart-topping '80s outfit Matt Bianco.

Jesse Boykins III
August 28th
Alternative R&B singer Jesse Boykins III boasts a five-octave vocal range and a wide scope of inspirations that stretch from classic soul to the likes of Björk and Bilal. He has also soaked up the music of the various cultures to which he has been exposed, including reggae and salsa, but his output is rooted in RandB, occasionally accented with off-center electronics.

Roger Chapman
September 10th   
Roger Chapman, also known as Chappo, is an English rock vocalist. He is best known as a member of the progressive rock band Family, which he joined along with Charlie Whitney in 1966 and also the rock/R&B band Streetwalkers, formed in 1974. His idiosyncratic brand of showmanship led him to become a cult figure on the British rock scene.

Chali 2na
October 3rd
Chali 2na has done it all. From his days growing up on the hardscrabble streets of Chicago’s south side, to his subsequent explosion onto Los Angeles’ burgeoning hip-hop scene, to his tenure as MC for seminal hip-hop group Jurassic 5, Chali epitomizes the portrait of a 21st century artist.

Jah Wobble’s Invaders of the Heart feat. Aziz Ibrahim
October 10th
This October, Jah Wobble celebrates 36 years in music with an ambitious career-spanning 6-CD box set entitled 'ReDux', and the release of brand new single ‘Let’s Go Psycho’. To launch this release he will be reforming his acclaimed group Invaders of the Heart for the first time in 20 years for a special one off concert.

Mamas Gun
October 17th 
Mamas Gun are a five-piece band who blend Motown, soul, funk and rock influences to stunning effect. Having released two critically acclaimed albums, toured with the likes of De La Soul, Raphael Saadiq and Beverley Knight, and played to tens of thousands of fans worldwide, their third offering, ‘Cheap Hotel’ is a landmark release that will surely take Mamas Gun to a whole new level.

Fuse ODG
October 25th 
Multi-award winning singer, producer and rapper Fuse ODG is the pioneer of a new wave of African pop music. Born in London and raised in Ghana, Fuse returned to London for his secondary education, and it was here he developed a passion for music, writing and producing songs that sought to amalgamate his African roots with a British urban pop sound. Fresh from the release of his chart-topping single ‘Dangerous Love feat. Sean Paul’, the MOBO Award-winning rapper/singer/producer uses this exclusive show to launch his debut album T.I.N.A. 

October 31st 
One of the biggest bands of the ‘90s Britpop era, Dodgy sold over one million records, released three albums and had 12 top 40 singles including ‘Staying Out For The Summer’, ‘In a Room’, ‘If You’re Thinking of Me’ and the top 5 hit ‘Good Enough’.

Raul Midon
November 7th
Singer-songwriter Raul Midón stands at the soulful intersection of R&B, Latin, jazz, reggae and flamenco. His music is a beacon, a rhythmically melodic guide into a world where creative boundaries are erased. “Midón has a lovely voice, a beautifully controlled tenor that can express anything from tenderness to passion. And the guy can play”. The Guardian

November 14th
Dreadzone recently celebrated 20 years in the game with the release of their 7th studio album ‘Escapades‘. Hit records, critical acclaim and a huge, devoted fan base are theirs, due in part to their unique blend of electro, dub and reggae and utterly storming live shows.

Shaun Escoffery and Avery*Sunshine DOUBLE BILL
November 20th 
The UK’s Shaun Escoffery, a singer with a glorious Curtis Mayfield falsetto whose classic hits ‘Space Rider’ and ‘Days Like This’ are enjoyed by clubgoers worldwide, is back with a new album. ‘In The Red Room’ combines gospel-tinged power – as on the single 'Nature’s Call' - with soulful subtlety.

Revered singer Avery*Sunshine burst onto the UK music scene in 2010 with her eponymous debut album, a blend of soul, jazz and R&B which featured the soul-shaking single ‘I Got Sunshine’.

November 21st
Sao Paulo-born chanteuse with an alluring fusion of bossa nova, R&B and Brazilian pop. “Brazilian music has a new ambassador.” The Guardian

Matt Bianco
November 28th
Formed from the ashes of Blue Ronda a la Turk in 1982, Matt Bianco had a string of top 10 UK hits in 1984 including 'Get out of your lazy bed’, 'Half a minute', 'More than I can bear' & 'Sneaking out the back door'. Spearheading the craze for jazz/pop alongside other acts such as Sade, Everything But the Girl, The Style Council and Working Week, Matt Bianco went on to have more hits and broke into the USA market in 1988 with their Emilio Estefan produced track 'Don’t blame it on that girl’. Expect a mixture of new and older material tonight at this exclusive London show.

Secret Affair
November 29th
'Glory Boys' 35th Anniversary Concert. Released in 1979 on I-Spy Records, 'Glory Boys' was the debut album from Secret Affair. The album featured the smash hit singles 'Time for Action' and 'Let your heart dance', and was a massive commercial and creative success.

Bad Manners
December 20th
Formed in the 1970s in North London, Buster Bloodvessel & Bad Manners became famous during the 2-Tone boom of the time and racked up 15 hit singles including ‘Ne-ne-na-na-na-na-nu-nu’, ‘Special Brew’, ‘Lip UP Fatty’, ‘Lorraine’, ‘Just a feeling’, ‘Can Can’, ‘Walking in the Sunshine’ and many more.