31 July 2014

We Love Sundays At Space 2014 - Coming up in August

We Love Sundays At Space 2014 August

We Love Sundays At Space 2014 - Coming up in August

As the halfway point of the We Love Sundays At Space Summer season approaches, the list of highlights gets longer and longer. The Opening Party already seems like a lifetime ago and the last eight weeks blur into a hazy memory of sunny afternoons, sweaty nights and fantastic music. Taking a look ahead at the month to come August looks set to provide as many talking points as the previous eight parties, starting things off on August 3rd with a very special event in collaboration with BBC Radio 1 and the fantastic Essential Mix as part of the Radio 1 Ibiza Weekender. 


For this special event We Love resident Skream hosts the Discoteca as part of his monthly Skreamizm takeovers and his set will be recorded live for broadcast on the Essential mix. Joining him in the main room for the first time in 7 years of playing We Love (all previous appearances have been on the Terrace) Âme plays a much anticipated Techno set. Dense and Pika return for the second year running representing the cutting edge of Techno and fresh from his highly acclaimed Essential mix Jasper James makes his We Love and Space debut. Also appearing Joris Voorn plays his only Terrace set of the Summer after a fantastic main room appearance back in June and we are very happy to welcome DJ W!LD to the We Love fold for a one off performance. Technasia completes the bill on the Terrace and plays an extended closing set. We Love the Essential Mix!


Put simply August 10th looks set to be THE event of the Summer. On the second Sunday in August We Love present Loco Dice’s birthday party aptly titled “AUGUST X“. For this exclusive We Love Sundays At Space event Dice has invited his friends and contemporaries, covering Space’s 5 rooms from start to finish. The 15 hour event will see 2 appearances from the man himself, an afternoon Sunset Terrace set and a main Terrace closing set. Joining Dice on the night are Chris Liebing, Chuck Flask, Cirillo, Crack-T, Guti, Josh Wink, Martin Buttrich, Nightmares On Wax (DJ Set), Pulshar, Robert Dietz, Sin Plomo, tINI, Tobi Neuman, Vladimir Ivkovic and some VERY special guests. We Love Loco Dice!


Three weeks into August and there is not letting up as Disclosure present their third exclusive Wild Life event at We Love Sundays At Space. Everyone who has attended either of the two previous Wild Life shows will testify to just how mind blowing these have been and the lineup for August 17th looks set to trump even the previous two. Disclosure are at the very apex of the current dance music crossover phenomenon and the bill around them reflects a mix of the new cool (Skream, Bicep, Dusky), the old school (Carl Craig) and the effortlessly cool (Henrik Schwarz). A varied mix of guests for sure but all with a common theme, fantastic music and each amazing artists in their own rights. We Love Wild Life!


August 24th sees the return of the original We Love Space resident Danny Tenaglia. The role Danny Tenaglia played in shaping the history of We Love, Space and Ibiza in general cannot be overstated. His residency defined an era in dance music history and paved the way for modern DJing. Danny plays an extended Terrace set and will be joined by another Terrace statesman and We Love resident Paul Woolford. Completing the bill in this room the ascendant Hot Since 82 makes his only We Love Sundays appearance of the Summer. Over in the Discoteca another original We Love Sundays At Space resident Sasha continues his Last Night On Earth takeovers inviting special guests Julio Bashmore and Catz ‘N Dogz to join him. We Love Sasha, We Love Danny Tenaglia! 


August 31st completes a 5 Sunday month and We Love close August out in Style. Superstylers Groove Armada are back on the Terrace for their only Space appearance of the Summer. Their shows over the last few years in this room have become the stuff of legend and being their only one of the Summer this set is sure to blow the roof clean off. We Love favourite Kölsch makes a welcome return and Fuse residents Enzo Siragusa and Rossko play back to back for their debut Terrace gig. Over in the Discoteca James Zabiela hosts Born Electric once again and invites Daniel Avery who plays back to back with Ivan Smagghe and Ben UFO who plays back to back with Midland. A trio of B2Bs, the return of Kölsch, maestro James Zabiela and Groove Armada’s only Terrace performance of the year, We Love Sundays At Space!

As well as all this action every week the We Love Sundays At Space experiences covers Space's 5 rooms starting on the Sunset Terrace from 16:30 with the Stripped concept. Stripped continues it's theme of unannounced guests for the rest of the summer so no info on the coming lineups but artists who have already appeared this Summer include Shaun Reeves, Bill Patrick, Hector, Bushwacka, Jordan Peak, Marco Yanes, Rossko, Ryan Crosson and loads more. 

To keep unto date with all thing We Love keep an eye on their website, blog, Facebook and twitter.

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Lorde to Release Lead Single and Curate Soundtrack Album For The Hunger Games

Lorde Lead Single Soundtrack Album The Hunger Games
photo credit: Andrew Whitton

Lorde to Release Lead Single and Curate Soundtrack Album For The Hunger Games

Multiplatinum GRAMMY® Award-winning recording star Lorde will curate the soundtrack album for the upcoming third installment of the global blockbuster The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.  In addition to hand-picking the artists for The Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, Lorde will provide the first single for the highly anticipated film and album. The soundtrack will be available via Republic Records this fall.

The 17-year-old New Zealand native –who will embark on her third national North American tour this fall– exploded onto the scene with her Number One global hit "Royals," and has taken the music world by storm since the release of her critically acclaimed platinum debut album “PURE HEROINE” [LAVA/Republic Records].

Her quadruple platinum selling single 'Royals' helped earn two Billboard Music Awards for 'Best New Artist' and 'Best Rock Song,' and two GRAMMY® Awards for ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Best Pop Solo Performance.’ She currently holds the record for 'Longest #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by a Female Artist in 2013' and longest standing #1 for any female artist in the Billboard Alternative Chart history.

"Curating the soundtrack for such a hotly-anticipated film was a challenge, but I jumped at the chance,” said Lorde.  “The cast and story are an inspiration for all musicians participating and, as someone with cinematic leanings, being privy to a different creative process has been a unique experience. I think the soundtrack is definitely going to surprise people.”

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson, is the latest installment in Lionsgate’s global box office phenomenon based on Suzanne Collins’ bestselling “Hunger Games” trilogy and will be released in theaters worldwide on November 21, 2014.

Lorde will be performing at this years Lollapalooza Festival on Friday, August 1st on the Bud Light Stage at 6:45PM and will be embarking on her third national North American tour on September, 5th in Philadelphia (dates below).

"Pure Heroine" is available on iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and stores nationwide.

08/01 - Lollapalooza - Chicago, IL
08/03 - Osheaga - Montreal, QC
09/05 - Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA
09/06 - Boston Calling Festival – Boston, MA
09/07 - Artpark – Lewiston, NY
09/11 - Ottawa Folk Festival - Ottawa, ON
09/12 - TD Echo Beach – Toronto, ON
09/14 - JBL Live at Pier 97 – New York, NY
09/15 – United Palace – New York, NY
09/16 – United Palace – New York, NY
09/18 - The Red Hat Amphitheater – Raleigh, NC
09/19 - Music Midtown Atlanta, GA – NEW DATE
09/20 - iHeartRadio Music Festival - MGM Garden Arena - Las Vegas, NV - NEW DATE
09/22 - Grand Ole Opry House – Nashville, TN
09/23 - LC Pavilion – Columbus, OH
09/24 - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica – Cleveland, OH
09/26 - BMO Harris Pavilion – Milwaukee, WI
09/27 - Harrah's Casino, Stir Grove – Council Bluffs, IA
09/28 - 1STBANK Center – Broomfield, CO
09/30 - The Joint – Las Vegas, NV
10/02 - Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA
10/03 - Greek Theatre – Berkeley, CA - NEW DATE
10/06 - Greek Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
10/07 - Greek Theatre - Los Angeles, CA - NEW DATE
10/09 - Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, CA
10/10 - Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater – San Diego, CA
10/10 - 10/12 @ Austin City Limits – Austin, TX (Weekend 2 only)

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The Pierces announce headline tour and new album

The Pierces headline tour new album

The Pierces announce headline tour and new album 

The Pierces have announced details of a full UK headline tour in September in support of their new album ‘Creation’ which is released on September 1st. Starting in Edinburgh, the tour takes in 10 cities and includes a show at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on September 23rd.

‘Creation’ is the follow-up to sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce’s 2011 breakthrough album, ‘You and I’. The Alabama-born siblings now reside in California and the relocation can be heard on their radiant new record.

‘Creation’ marks a stunning sonic evolution for the duo. From the opening title track, the thirteen songs retain the breezy, melodious charm of their previous work whilst injecting a world-wise, sun-drenched sparkle. Tracks such as ‘Kings’ and ‘The Devil Is A Lonely Night’ match taut grooves to soaring harmonies and there’s a life-affirming glow to the lolloping stomps of ‘Creation’ (their new single due for release on September 1st), ‘Believe In Me’ and ‘Honest Man’. Elsewhere, folk-pop ballads such as ‘The One I Want’ and ‘Flesh And Bone’ blend Laurel Canyon sing-alongs with melancholic reflections. The Pierces sound at the peak of their powers.

The new UK tour follows three sold out intimate UK shows in June that saw the sisters praised with critical acclaim of their ‘magical, sinuously intertwined voices’ (The Guardian). 

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday 1st August at 9am.

The dates are:
Tuesday 16th          Edinburgh Queens Hall
Wednesday 17th    Gateshead The Sage
Friday 19th               Bristol Trinity Centre
Saturday 20th          Sheffield Leadmill
Sunday 21th                        Manchester Academy 2
Tuesday 23th          London O2 Shepherds Bush Empire*
Wednesday 24th      Birmingham Glee Club
Thursday 25th          Cambridge Junction
Saturday 27th           Liverpool O2 Academy2*
Sunday 28th              Nottingham Rescue Rooms

Reading & Leeds festival Announce BBC Introducing Stage For 2014

Reading & Leeds Festival BBC Introducing Stage 2014

Reading and Leeds festival Announce BBC Introducing Stage For 2014

With less than a month to go until the gates open, the countdown is now well and truly on for Reading and Leeds 2014. Returning this year will be the one stop home of the best in up and coming talent, the BBC Introducing Stage. With BBC Introducing forever championing the finest in new music from the UK and beyond, the stage is part of BBC Introducing’s commitment to offering the best new artists unrivalled opportunities to be seen and heard. As a powerful launching platform for emerging talent, the stage has previously been home to this year’s Main Stage success story Jake Bugg as well as Catfish And The Bottlemen, Spector, Clock Opera and many more.

Topping the bill on Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds will be the extremely exciting BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 1Xtra championed London soul singer Moko. Joining her will be alternative punk project The Bulletproof Bomb, Kent experimental rock group Broken Hands, the ambient neo-soul singing collective Lyves, 19-year-old folk-pop singer Rebecca Clements, the blues tinged and Tom Waits influenced sounds of John J Presley, the fiercely executed rap and powerfully emotive, catchy vocal melodies of Judge and The Jury, melancholic indie quintet Dancing Years, Buckinghamshire singer/songwriter Natasha North and fierce Scottish post hardcore band Shambles In A Husk.

Heading up the lineup on Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds is the delicate vocal of Bombay Bicycle Club collaborator Rae Morris. The thrilling and hotly tipped London slacker rock trio Happyness will join her alongside York band Hello Operator, ex-General Fiasco brothers Owen and Enda Strathern’s new band Oh Volcano, three piece Leicester music makers Juniors, upcoming songwriter and Enigma Dubz collaborator Lippi, the melodious pop of Liverpool’s Guardian championed trio All We Are, France formed Aussie and Brit four piece indie rockers Sunset Sons and the horror-influenced skate-punk of Cambridge four piece Bloody Knees.

Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds sees the stage headlined by Scottish synth-pop trio and Island signees Prides who will come to the festival fresh from playing the Blink 182 Reading and Leeds warm-up shows at Brixton Academy. Joining them are unsigned indie rock band Crystal Seagulls, promising and ever hard working singer-songwriter Adam French, the live spectacle of Swansea based Cramps-esque punkers Heavy Petting Zoo, fiercely talented alternative songwriter Jack Garratt, Manchester’s future stars Man Made, Hull-based garage/punk band Mother, the BBC Radio 1Xtra playlisted talent of Esco Williams, the hauntingly beautiful music of Billie Marten and the raw.

This year saw the return of the prestigious Futuresound Competition, offering the winner the chance to perform on the Festival Republic Stage and five runners up the chance to open over on the BBC Introducing Stage. Leeds’ piano bashing, rock ‘n’ roll five piece Carnabells came in on top for what is sure to be the opportunity of a lifetime over on the Festival Republic Stage.

The Friday at Reading and Saturday at Leeds sees self-proclaimed ‘Black Keys meets Nancy Sinatra’ trio Crybabycry open the stage. Saturday at Reading and Sunday at Leeds bills the post punk and pop of Tabloids and Forever Cult’s slow burning grunge kicking off festivities. Sunday at Reading and Friday at Leeds, West Yorkshire alternative five piece Allusondrugs and the mod sounds of Leeds’ Vendettas will be opening the stage.

Centre Stage 2014 winners GirlsOnDrugs have also been added to the bill. A collaboration between a boy and girl, the band have deep bass synths and dream-laced chords enlivened by the beautiful, sultry, vocal talents of Kat McHugh, whose voice dances from pure expression to melancholic yearning.

The BBC Introducing Stage is truly the best place at the Festival to see the best emerging talent from across the UK. All this and a few very special, secret guests can be expected during what promises to be the biggest weekend in this summer’s festival calendar!

Jason Carter, Head of Live Music and Events, BBC Popular Music says: “BBC Introducing are delighted to be bringing our stage to the Festival for another year. Over the past few years it has been fantastic to see bands that have been completely unknown move up the stage at the Festival, right up to the main stage, this is another phenomenal new band line-up”.

29 July 2014

Festevol Liverpool 2014 at the Kazmier and Kazimier Gardens

Festevol Liverpool 2014 Kazmier Kazimier Gardens

Festevol Liverpool 2014 at the Kazmier and Kazimier Gardens

The 3rd annual Festevol is almost upon us again. Created by Evol who has been on the Liverpool music scene for the past 10 years, this music infused festival showcases some of the greatest talent both on Merseyside and beyond. This year the event will take place on 9th August 2014 and will be spread across the two stages of The Kazimier and The Kazimier Gardens. 

This years announcements include  Stealing Sheep (with some special guests), Tea Street Band, Bird, Ady Suleiman, Natalie McCool, VEYU, Broken Men, The Sundowners, The Kavez, Sankofa, Hooton Tennis Club, Cavalry, Sugarmen, Oxygen Thieves, The Vril Society, Moats, LIVES, Chemistry Lane, SUB BLUE, Killaflaw,  Kids on Bridges, Filter Distortion, D R O H N E and Silent Sleep. DJs include Mr Paul and Jimmy Allen, Andrew Hill, Rich Furness, James Organ and Stevie Law with more TBA 

Tickets are available through and from Probe records. Don’t miss this one as tickets are selling FAST!!

MusicMafia presents Bergen based band Party at the Pharmacy

 Bergen band Party at the Pharmacy

MusicMafia presents Bergen based band Party at the Pharmacy

Party at the Pharmacy are an indie rock band from Bergen that was formed in the spring of 2014. Their music has been described as resembling that of Arctic Monkeys and The Strokes, both in terms of lyrical and melodical sense. The songs are easy to dance to and are mainly about partying and subsequent feelings of love and/or regret. Unlike many other bands in the genre Party at the Pharmacy are stearing away from synthbased sounds, and instead swear to a classical guitar based sound.

They are releasing our debut single, Violet Coloured Sunset , in one of the biggest music magazines in Norway,



Eliot Sumner Reveals NEW Song Come Friday

Eliot Sumner NEW Song Come Friday

Eliot Sumner Reveals NEW Song Come Friday

Eliot Sumner has revealed the second song entitled “Come Friday,” from her upcoming EP. Information will now be released on August 5th, 2014 in North America via Cherrytree. 

Information, the first taste of the full length album that’s due out next year, comes from a renewed sense of focus and clarity, and bears electronic hallmarks with some surprising influences including Sumner’s favorite band as a teenager, the Bad Seeds.

After releasing The Constant in 2010 under the moniker I Blame Coco, Eliot toured for two years, playing headlining shows and festivals all over the world. Since then, she’s experimented with different writing methods – and even spent time working with Clint Mansell on a film score! - and took time to simply grow. She says, “It’s now or never. I’m proud of the music I’m making and it’s time to take ownership by putting my real name on it.

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False-Heads release new video for Fall Around

False-Heads new video Fall Around

False-Heads release new video for Fall Around

East London trio False-Heads have unveiled a brand new video for their track 'Fall Around' taken from their new EP release 'Tunnel Vision', out this week (July 28th).

Made up of Luke Griffiths (vocals/guitar), Jake Elliott (bass) and Daniel Delgaty (drums), False-Heads are a rip-roaring three-piece caught somewhere between the early grunge of Foo Fighters and the snotty punk attitude of The Buzzcocks. New track 'Fall Around' perfectly encapsulates the groups’ dedication to creating thrashy indie anthems with it’s energetic riffs and fun snarky vocals.

The new 'Tunnel Vision' EP release follows the band's debut EP 'Animation Draining Needles', whose singles 'Where Is Your Man' and 'Without A Doubt' won heavy support from the likes of Q Magazine and across BBC radio. Now False-Heads are ready to reintroduce themselves this summer with this new slice of nostalgic fun.

'Tunnel Vision' out now through Hi4Head Records, available from all good digital stores and as a limited edition CD release with bonus tracks.


01 Aug – UXBRIDGE – Crown and Treaty

02 Aug – KENT – Stepping Stone Records (in-store)

06 Aug – LONDON – Tooting Tram and Social

09 Aug – LONDON – Aces and Eights

23 Aug – CRAWLEY – The Black Dog

26 Aug – DARTFORD – Bull and Vic

13 Sept – BRIGHTON – Fitzherbets

25 Sept – LONDON – The Purple Turtle

17 Oct – PORTSMOUTH – The Cellar Rooms