Earthquake!

Out now is a new track featuring Jake Lewis, with production from Justin Prime & D3FAI. The track has had early support from big names in electronic music: Hardwell,Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, Afrojack and Morgan Page, being played on each of the DJ’s radio shows.

Check out the track below!

Please Remain Seated!

a6650dc9-a85f-4b3d-81a0-74e45bdbf69cUK Hard Rock Quintet Thunder have announced a new album “Please Remain Seated” and UK tour. The tour spans 9 dates across the UK including: 
Feb 01: Cardiff St. David’s Hall
Feb 02: Ipswich Regent
Feb 04: Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Feb 05: York Barbican
Feb 06: Gateshead Sage
Feb 08: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Feb 09: Leicester De Montfort Hall
Feb 11: Bath Forum
Feb 12: Birmingham Symphony Hall

Support for the tour comes from Wardlaw’s own Dan Reed, who comes back to the UK to perform his solo acoustic set for the first time since 2017, a captivating perform, Reed’s last solo acoustic mini UK tour drew widespread praise, with Manchester Rocks calling the set “A simply stunning performance with not a single person leaving disappointed”.

The tour is already beginning to sell out so book fast to avoid disappointment!

 

Stop Press! First Sync News for 2019!

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Cold War Espionage series Deutschland ’83 was given the Rocky Horror Picture show treatment for Episode 10 of Series 2.

Set 3 years later (and thus called Deutschland ’86) the episode features the tracks (composed by Richard O’Brien) “Science Fiction Double Feature” and “Over at Frankenstein Palace”.

Screenshot 2019-01-21 at 10.15.58Elsewhere another Rocky Horror track “Time Warp” was used in the French film “Une Jeunesse Dorée” (Golden Youth). Released on January 16th, the film is set in Paris in 1979, and centres around young couple, Rose and Michel.

After a chance meeting with a bohemian couple much older than them, Rose and Michel are taken under their wing and shown a different way to live.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is touring as a live stage show this year! Find a venue near you here.

Wildhearts UK tour 2019

Fans of the Wildhearts will be excited to learn that along with releasing their first album in 10 years, the band are also embarking on an extensive UK tour in May, playing cities up and down before finishing off the tour with a special show at the Riverside in the band’s hometown of Newcastle.

The album “Renaissance Men” will go on sale Friday 3rd May 2019.

Tickets to the tour go on sale this Friday 18th January at 9am, at Planet Rock.

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What lies ahead for HMV?

HMV viralsThe times, they are a-changin’. Headlines in every major newspaper foretell the supposed “death of the high street” and a certain bakery chain has caused a strange mixture of delight and outrage with the unveiling of its new vegan Quorn sausage roll. For music and media retailer HMV, it looks like a rescue operation is going to be required for the second time in six years to save the company from bankruptcy, after it was announced the company had fallen into administration just after the Christmas period.

Back in 2013 the company was saved by restructuring giant Hilco, but even the efforts of a £50m deal with Hilco doesn’t seemed to have helped in the face of plunging sales and an “extremely weak” festive trading season. Of course, you have to empathise with the 2200 employees of HMV and FOPP whose jobs may be on the line in the months to come, but this news comes as little surprise from a company that hasn’t kept up with the demands of changing times, writes Penny Anderson in the Guardian.

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Fairy Stories Lyric Video

Featured on the 2016 Reverieme album Straw Woman,”Fairy Stories” is an upbeat track to cure your January blues, complete with brass section and Ukulele strumming!

The track was most recently featured on Korea drama Live (라이브) .

Check out the video below!

Phones at gigs?

crowd-holding-up-phones-shutterstockI recently attended one of several special gigs at the O2 Brixton by one of the hardest working people in the British music scene, Four Tet. It has to be said that I’ve rarely been to a gig that was as uplifting as this it was a uniquely intimate, shared experience. Fans wanting to see the show had to become a “verified fan” on Ticketmaster, and tickets were sold at the incredibly accessible £8 a piece.

The uniqueness of the gig came from a stage configuration I was not previously aware of, comprising of Four Tet (aka Kieran Hebden) in the middle, with the audience set around him. There was no light show or visuals (something he leaves for special occasions) and the gig had something akin to being sat with at home in his studio, the only lighting being provided by 2 angle poise desk lamps. The atmosphere in the concert hall felt nourishing, blissful even, as each track blended effortlessly with the next.

There was, however, an incident that took place towards the end of the set that, although it has to be said, was pretty minor, took me out of the moment and gave me some thinking to do about a problem that is facing every artist in the live circuit: that is the use of mobile phones at gigs. Hebden began to round off the show with the track “Morning Side” a sublime, radiant track totalling 20 minutes in length.We were about halfway through the track when an audience member standing side on to the front began filming on her phone.

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New Year, New Music!

Happy New Year from everyone at Wardlaw!

After gearing back up after the festive period, we are excited to announce that the new year brings with it many things, best of all this includes new music!

Below we’ve put together what we can share with you about a few of our artists upcoming releases!

The Blackheart Orchestra- “Mesmeranto”. Described by the band as “adventurous”, it sees the group building on an incredibly successful 2018 that saw them support Hawkwind on their UK tour, releasing their album Diving For Roses to rave reviews, being nominated for the Limelight Award at the Progressive Music Awards and wrapping off 2018 with a beautiful intimate show at St Pancras Old Church in December.  2019 will see an extensive headline tour In support of the album, with the band playing dates in January, February and April.

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