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INTRODUCING: MONTRELL ‘MORNING’

“Love is just a language we could never speak..” 

“We were trying to connect with those who often turn to a stranger’s bed to alleviate all the pressures of the contemporary world. People are often waking up next to someone they’ve just met, and almost living out a condensed relationship in a matter of hours. We wanted the listener to be in that room, with that feeling, in the song.”

I first saw this band last year at Wildfire Festival last year.. a small and fun festival in the woods just outside of London. A slightly drunk and friendly Jonny Taylor ambled passed my table with a smile beaming after his set, in the only music tent there. An add on Facebook and a year on (blink and you’ll miss it..) and out of the blue..(I’ve been posting a lot on Facebook about certain current topics) a bit of support of solidarity fell into my inbox. Gratefully received and much more pleasant than the porn I was receiving from strangers…(after my post about the tragic Grenfell Tower tragedy – I had a lot of adds coming from many different countries).

On the tail end of that Jonny mentioned what he was up to currently. His band; Montrell, consist of Jonny P Taylor, Danny Monk, Dave Persiva and Sam Delves and they came onto the London music scene with a sold out show at the Servant Jazz Quarters in Dalston in March (2016?). Their first EP has been released..(above) named ‘Morning’, a song which gets to grips with the idea of ‘disposable relationships’ (more on that later..)..

Influenced by artists ranging from George Harrison and Paul Simon to Foxygen, Cigarettes After Sex and Mac De Marco…the four-piece have been working on their sound in an underground Baker St studio…

Jonny P Taylor’s smooth yet vulnerable vocal sits on top of chorus-dowsed and brittle electric guitars, sitting somewhere in between Indie Pop and Psych Rock.

I love this song. I found it really beautiful to listen to. The mesh of both dark and light.. the loneliness of disconnection, the urge to connect paired with the beauty of story telling.. the self reflection of a sad story but a beautiful way to tell the story.

“The only one I know is in the mirror” .. I wonder how many people feel that.. and do we ever truly know anyone but ourselves…

Montrell play the main stage at ‘Smoked & Uncut’ festival in July.

To book them or for interviews please contact: talktomontrell@gmail.com

Have a great Monday y’all! This week I am going to educate myself on Tennis.. Andy Murray playing today..

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MUSIC VIDEO: LUCY ROSE ‘NO GOOD AT ALL’
“There’s a fair amount of self-doubt in this song, but positivity for the future too.”
NEW! Video from Lucy Rose for her new single ‘No Good At All’. Taking a step back in time, the video finds Lucy and her full live band performing in a 1970’s TV studio, complete with a pastel colour palette and confetti. The project is Lucy’s second collaboration with Dusthouse who previously produced her emotional video for ‘Nebraska’ which featured none other than Danny Dyer acting in drag. 

Speaking about the song itself Lucy Rose has shared:  “No Good At All is the oldest song on the album and was written just before I went on my first trip to Latin America. When I wrote it, I was kind of feeling that maybe I wasn’t good enough for music and was re-thinking everything. Part of me wondered if maybe somewhere down the line somewhere (my great great great grand-daughter maybe?), there would be a girl who had a little bit of me in her and could achieve everything she wanted. 

“But it’s also got an element of love to it too, finding the one to start a new life with who one day you could settle down with and have a family with.

No Good At All’ is the latest single to be lifted from Lucy’s forthcoming third album ‘Something’s Changing’, following the release of ‘Floral Dresses’ (ft. The Staves) and ‘Is This Called Home’.

Something’s Changing is released on the 7th July through Communion Records. The album will be accompanied by a stunning short documentary, acting as a fly-on-the-wall account of Lucy’s debut tour of Latin America last year. The trip, organised independently by Lucy with the help of her Latin American fans, became a huge inspiration for the record and the film is an intimate account of how it all came together.

The documentary is Lucy’s support act for a Worldwide Cinema Tour, of which she has already completed the Latin American and Indian legs. The UK leg will start in July following Lucy’s performance at Glastonbury festival later this month. Scroll down for a full schedule of remaining Worldwide Cinema Tour dates + all of Lucy’s UK/Irish festival appearances this summer.

Lucy is working once again with her fans and Bandsquare to organise the next phase of her worldwide touring schedule in January 2017. Fans are being asked to vote for their hometown for the chance to help Lucy decide her tour routing, more details available here: https://www.bandsquare.com/campaign/lucy-rose/landing

Watch the documentary trailer HERE and pre-order ‘Something’s Changing’ HERE

LUCY ROSE LIVE DATES:

23rd – 25th June – The Glastonbury Festival
1st July – Barn on the Farm Festival, Gloucester
13th July – Rio Cinema, London SOLD OUT (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
14th July – Duke of York’s Picture House, Brighton (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
15th July – Latitude Festival, Southwold
16th July – Longitude Festival, Dublin
18th July – Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
20th July – The Poly Cinema, Falmouth (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
21st July – The Arnolfini Cinema, Bristol SOLD OUT (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
4th August – Intsikurmu Music Festival, Polva
16th September – Bandwagon Live, Manila, Philippines (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
18th September – The Projector, Singapore (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
25th September – Cine XIII, Paris (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
26th September – Stadtgarten, Cologne (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
28th September – Silent Green, Berlin (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
29th September – Alabama Cinema, Hamburg (The Worldwide Cinema Tour)
1st October – Seven Layers Festival, Amsterdam

Tickets for all headline dates are on sale now via LucyRoseMusic.com

LUCY ROSE: Official Site | Facebook | Twitter | Spotify
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DEBUT TRACK: ‘INTERNATIONAL DRINKING PARTY:’ ‘DESOLEE’
Little is known about International Drinking Party, but here is what is known..
Earlier this year, somewhere in a British university, a group of international students enrolled in the EU’s ERASMUS programme decided to form a band. Being resourceful and not wishing to provide vocals for their music themselves, they asked a Danish girl from the modern language department to provide some lyrics. She did so in French, because, as she puts it the French are “tellement chic”.

The resulting piece of forward-thinking new-wave post-punk thrash-electro house found its way to another student, studying at a different university thousands of miles away. He used it as a backdrop to a YouTube video he made of a shamelessly exuberant house party he hosted. The video has since had thousands of views, with so many requests for a track ID that the newly formed band had no choice but to think about releasing ‘Desolee’ to the world. And now, the time as come.

After finding its way into clubs around Europe, ‘Desolee’ will now be released on June 9th. Meanwhile, the anonymous collective behind International Drinking Party are continuing to revise for their exams (and working on a suitably monster follow-up track).

Press play on ‘Desolee’ and join the movement.
Becki Bx
DISCLAIMER PART – REMEMBER: don’t drink if you don’t want. AND drink responsibly and all that.. DON’T shoot the messenger. It’s important yo.. 
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NEW VIDEO: BEAR’S DEN ‘DEW ON THE VINE’

Check out Bear’s Den ‘Dew On The Vine’ video above! Their sold out UK tour starts NEXT WEEK! It’s the new single to be taken from their Top 10 album – ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’. The group are shortly to embark on their biggest UK tour to date, with sold out shows including Brixton Academy on 8th November

The video for ‘Dew On The Vine’ was directed by Louis Bhose.

DATES ANNOUNCED FOR 2017
Mon 13 Mar MILAN, Magnolia
Wed 15 Mar BARCELONA, Bikini
Thu 16 Mar MADRID, Sal El Sol
Sun 19 Mar DUBLIN, Whelan’s
Mon 20 Mar BELFAST, Limelight 2
Wed 22 Mar EXETER, Lemon Grove
Thu 23 Mar OXFORD, O2 Academy
Fri 24 Mar CARDIFF, Tramshed
Sun 26 Mar SHEFFIELD, Leadmill
Mon 27 Mar NEWCASTLE, Riverside
Wed 29 Mar GLASGOW, O2 Academy
Thu 30 Mar MANCHESTER, O2 Apollo
Fri 31 Mar NOTTINGHAM, Rock City
Sun 2 Apr LEEDS, O2 Academy
Mon 3 Apr SOUTHAMPTON, O2 Guildhall
Wed 5 Apr LONDON, HAMMERSMITH, EVENTIM APOLLO

‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ is the follow up to Bear’s Den’s Ivor Novello-nominated 2014 debut, ‘Islands’, and sees a group taking huge leaps forward to become another great British breakthrough success story. Their 2014 debut, ‘Islands’, had been a true slow burning success over an 18 month period, with the band building a huge fanbase through consistently stellar live shows and with wide radio support for the singles, ‘Agape’, and the Ivor Novello-nominated ‘Above The Clouds of Pompeii’.

As well as its UK success – the album charted at #6 upon release – ‘Red Earth & Pouring Rain’ is off to a flying start internationally, with Top 10 chartings in Holland (#5) and Belgium (#9) as well as becoming the second highest new entry in Germany (#26).

BEAR’S DEN: Official site | Facebook | Twitter

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NEW! VIDEO: FOXYGEN “FOLLOW THE LEADER”

Foxygen, the duo of Sam France and Jonathan Rado, announce their new album Hang, out January 20th on Jagjaguwar, its lead single, Follow The Leader and accompanying video (above!!!), and sell out their recently announced London show at Oslo in minutes.

Every song on Hang features a 40-plus-piece symphony orchestra arranged and conducted by Trey Pollard with additional arranging from Matthew E. White. Additionally, Hang was recorded with the brother rhythm section duo of Brian and Michael D’Addario, also known as the Lemon Twigs, and features Steven Drozd of the Flaming Lips on select tracks. Written and produced entirely by Foxygen, Hang was recorded on 2” tape at Electro Vox Studios in Los Angeles.

Lead single, Follow The Leader, is one of the album’s most upbeat songs. As described by the band, “it was a blast to make! It’s a positive anthem, with some lyrical scenarios we don’t quite understand.” The song’s video was directed Cameron Dutra (who directed Foxygen’s San Francisco video).

The Jagjaguwar album bundle will include Hang Demos flexi disc with Follow The Leader (demo) and On Lankershim (demo). The first 50 preorders will also receive an autographed piece of sheet music from the Hang recording sessions.

Foxygen Tour Dates:
Wed. Nov. 9 – London, UK @ Oslo – SOLD OUT
Thu. Dec. 1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade – SOLD OUT
Tue. Mar. 21 – Richmond, VA @ The National
Wed. Mar. 22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Fri. Mar. 24 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
Sat. Mar. 25 – Boston, MA @ The Paradise
Sun. Mar. 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Tue. Mar. 28 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House
Thu. Mar. 30 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Fri. Mar. 31 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Sat. Apr. 1 – Madison, WI @ Majestic Theatre
Sun. Apr. 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
Tue. Apr. 4 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Wed. Apr. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
Fri. Apr. 7 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
Sat. Apr. 8 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda
Sun. Apr. 9 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
Tue. Apr. 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Thu. Apr. 13 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
Fri. Apr. 14 – Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
Sat. Apr. 15 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
Mon. Apr. 17 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Tue. Apr. 18 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Wed. Apr. 19 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
Thu. Apr. 20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle

‘Hang’ Tracklisting:
1. Follow The Leader
2. Avalon
3. Mrs. Adams
4. America
5. On Lankershim
6. Upon A Hill
7. Trauma
8. Rise Up

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